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Sunday, July 13
 

12:30pm EDT

FLIP your classroom into the BEST production studio and collect evidence of learning along the way!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learners need to DO, CREATE, PRODUCE, and SHARE their learning experience with not only one teacher, but with a MUCH BIGGER community. There are so many resources, tools, and strategies to help plan, run and support meetings. This workshop will be a sharing of some of these resources and strategies to help make meetings and PD planning more effective. This two day event will be a practical, hands-on session that’s fun and informal and will teach you how to use blended learning and show you how to flip your classroom. Whether you’re at the elementary, middle or high school level, see how these learning models have a place in your classroom. This is the best way to collect evidence of learning while covering the common core curriculum.

Get ready to create and walk away with a valuable process and cool projects to share! Showcase what learning looks like in the classroom today! A lesson, an iPad, social media tools– what an exciting time for teachers and learners!

 



Speakers
avatar for ALAS Media

ALAS Media

ALAS Media
Alas Media is a multimedia company dedicated to telling stories to create change. Our passion grew out of a need to share the untold stories of our community and eventually evolved us into a media company that helps share the stories of not only our community, but Fortune 500 companies... Read More →
avatar for Marco Torres

Marco Torres

Teacher, Creative Director, Media Coach - ALAS Media, ALAS Media
Marco Antonio Torres taught high school for ten years,  and was the media coach and education technology director for San Fernando High School, one of the nation’s largest urban schools in Los Angeles. In addition to his work in the classroom,  Marco Torres is also a professional... Read More →


Sunday July 13, 2014 12:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Whittier - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  Two-Day Pre-Conference Master Class
 
Monday, July 14
 

8:00am EDT

Introduction to Personal Learning Networks & Connected Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Social Networking services often get the bad rap of 'time-wasters' or distractors. Yet, there are many social networks built upon passion, kindness, transparency, sharing, and collaboration. This session will explore these positive human networks as they apply to educators. Participants will learn how educator networks are transforming practice through the development of Personal Learning Networks. They will learn the most commonly used tools and techniques to support teaching and learning through social media. And, perhaps most importantly, participants will leave with the capability to extend and enhance their learning about this vital topic beyond the duration of the workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alec Couros

Dr. Alec Couros

Professor, University of Regina
I am a professor of educational technology & media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Canada. I help adults and youth take up the incredible affordances of the digital age while providing them with strategies to avoid the numerous pitfalls.I have given hundreds of... Read More →


Monday July 14, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

9:00am EDT

FLIP your classroom into the BEST production studio and collect evidence of learning along the way!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learners need to DO, CREATE, PRODUCE, and SHARE their learning experience with not only one teacher, but with a MUCH BIGGER community. This two day event will be a practical, hands-on session that’s fun and informal and will teach you how to incorporate movie making, social media, and mobile learning technology into your classroom. Whether you’re at the elementary, middle or high school level, see how movies have a place in your idea marketing and collecting evidence of learning for the school, parents and students. This is the best way to collect evidence of learning while covering the national curriculum.

This framework will help revolutionize your classroom; it can transform it into the most important space of your school– if not the community. Get ready to create and walk away with a valuable movie making process and a cool project to share! This is the best way to showcase what learning looks like in the classroom today. A lesson, an iPad, social media tools– what an exciting time for teachers and learners!

Speakers
avatar for ALAS Media

ALAS Media

ALAS Media
Alas Media is a multimedia company dedicated to telling stories to create change. Our passion grew out of a need to share the untold stories of our community and eventually evolved us into a media company that helps share the stories of not only our community, but Fortune 500 companies... Read More →
avatar for Marco Torres

Marco Torres

Teacher, Creative Director, Media Coach - ALAS Media, ALAS Media
Marco Antonio Torres taught high school for ten years,  and was the media coach and education technology director for San Fernando High School, one of the nation’s largest urban schools in Los Angeles. In addition to his work in the classroom,  Marco Torres is also a professional... Read More →


Monday July 14, 2014 9:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Whittier - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  Two-Day Pre-Conference Master Class

1:00pm EDT

First 5 Days: Building a Culture for Year Long Success
Limited Capacity seats available

There is a significant opportunity in the first five days of school to set the tone concerning powerful, engaging and self-directed learning. By giving students ownership of their learning and having them develop tools and networks that will support them throughout the school year, we better prepare them for the global economy. In this session, participants will consider the broad opportunities that await in the first five days of school, including information literacy, student roles, global collaboration and more. They will then select a theme for the first five days of their year, break into smaller groups by theme and design the appropriate elements needed to bring this theme to life, just in time to return to school this Fall.

Presentation Resources:


http://www.novemberlearning.com/resources


 



Speakers
avatar for Alan November

Alan November

Keynote Speaker, November Learning
Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant... Read More →


Monday July 14, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Cambridge - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  Pre-conference Master Class (4-Hour)

1:00pm EDT

Making Students Thinking Visible
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we'll explore 6 different lightweight ideas/activities you can implement in your classes tomorrow to leverage mobile (and stationary) technology to document student learning and foster reflective ways for students to share what they're learning. We won't just talk about them, we'll do them. Then we'll talk about them and how each of us might practically adapt these ideas in our own classrooms. Each practical activity will model ways in which the hard work involved is the thinking engendered in students while the technology is elegantly simple and easy to manage for teachers.

Basically, we'll have fun, play with practical ideas that allow teachers to easily incorporate technology in their classroom daily, and leverage some of the mobile technologies that are increasingly found in students' pockets. This session will be an accessible introduction to the fundamentals of using technology in the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Darren Kuropatwa

Darren Kuropatwa

Director of Learning, Hanover School Division,
Darren Kuropatwa is the Director of Learning for the Hanover School Division in Manitoba, Canada. His unique skill set – an in-depth knowledge of pedagogy, leading edge technology skills and boundless creativity – make him a strong change agent in 21st century education. His relaxed... Read More →


Monday July 14, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
 
Tuesday, July 15
 

8:00am EDT

Digital Portfolios using Google Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

Google Apps for Education provides a free cross platform set of tools for educators. In this session we will examine how to have students digitize their work, create digital portfolios and have teachers manage the whole process. Examples, best practices and templates for each step will be included in the session.

Speakers
avatar for Kern Kelley

Kern Kelley

Director of Student Agency, EdTechTeam
Starting his teaching career in New Zealand, Kern is presently the Director of Student Agency for EdTechTeam Inc. and Technology Integrator at Regional School Unit #19 in central Maine. He has provided support to educators for over a decade and has conducted professional development... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

8:00am EDT

iPads for Learning? iPads for Creating? It's Elementary!
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you new to iPads for learning? This pre-conference workshop will be a rich source of ideas, resources, and information about learning with the iPad in the elementary classroom. This hands-on workshop will start off with the basics of how to use an iPad so you and your students are as efficient as possible in order to maximize instructional time. This includes tips and tricks to get even more out of your Internet communication device. With the iPad, learners can perform research, collaborate, interact with experts, and produce creative works! We will examine the iPad's iOS platform, unique features that support student learning, and applications and activities that support mobile learning. Participants need to bring their own iPad to fully participate in this hands-on session. Do not miss out on this innovative workshop! Teachers, administrators, IT professionals and technology coordinators are welcome.


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 →
avatar for Lainie  Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, Orange County Department of Education
Lainie Rowell is an educator, author, and international speaker. Her areas of expertise include online/blended learning, designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning, and community building. During her 22 years in education, Lainie has taught elementary, secondary, and higher education. She also serve... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Cambridge - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  Pre-conference Master Class (4-Hour)

1:00pm EDT

(Re)inventing Reading
Limited Capacity seats available

What it means to read, how we access, select and hold onto texts, and the strategies we use for constructing and sharing our making meaning have been dramatically impacted and enabled by newer literacies and technologies. Some of these shifts have quickly and immediately moved into our classrooms, and others require more examination and questioning - asking us to continually reexamine our pedagogies (and practices as readers) of texts that can be produced and consumed in an instant.

During the session, we will discuss ways of rethinking and “connecting” our readers workshops, cultivating digital libraries, leveraging e-readers and mobile tools, annotating and sharing print and digital texts, and evaluating multimodal tools which are changing how we teach and work alongside student readers. Emphasis will not be on tools but on the literacy practices that they open.

I teach within a BYOD (bring your own device) classroom, and all examples and tools will all come directly from my work with students. Where we will root/situate our work in the emerging literature in the field (i.e., new literacies theories, multimodality), the emphasis will be on the practical. Examples will include but not be limited to use of digital tools for textual annotation, methods for building readers communities within GoodReads and other online spaces, scaffolds for student creation of multimodal book trailers linked to QR codes and auroas placed on book spines, using multimodal tools for feedback and reflection, rethinking readers notebooks with evernote, and use of voicethread and other apps to support interactive readers’ portfolios.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Leong

Julia Leong

Technology Integration Specialist
Julia Leong is a technology integration specialist who develops innovative teacher professional development programs for school districts internationally. She inspires technology infused learning that engages teachers to examine their practice and encourages students to demonstrate... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Whittier - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

1:00pm EDT

iPads for Learning? It’s Elementary! (Part 2: Beyond the Basics)
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you already using iPads in the classroom? Are you participating in the iPads for learning? It's Elementary! (Part 1: Getting Started) pre-conference? Either way, this workshop will be a rich source of ideas, resources, and information for those who already know the basics of iPads for learning in the elementary classroom. This hands-on workshop will explore productivity tools, educational activities and more, using built-in and freely available applications for Apple's iPad. With the iPad, learners can perform research, collaborate, interact with experts, and produce creative works! We will examine using this mobile device to transform learning. This workshop includes time to collaboratively designing an activity that redefines learning. Do not miss out on this innovative workshop! Teachers, administrators, IT professionals and technology coordinators are welcome.


Speakers
avatar for Lainie  Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, Orange County Department of Education
Lainie Rowell is an educator, author, and international speaker. Her areas of expertise include online/blended learning, designing innovative learning experiences, professional learning, and community building. During her 22 years in education, Lainie has taught elementary, secondary, and higher education. She also serve... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Cambridge - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  Pre-conference Master Class (4-Hour)
 
Wednesday, July 16
 

10:20am EDT

Moving Beyond Textbooks: Free and Open Source Digital Curriculum

Discover the curriculum of tomorrow. How do we build it and can it really be free? What must educators think about when planning, building, and vetting these digital lessons? The curricular book of the future is going to be connected, adaptable, flexible and customizable. Explore the options for moving away from traditional textbooks in favor of e-Publications and a variety of Open Educational Resources (OER). Walk away with a multitude of free resources! See how the newest web-based tools for curating information and aligning with Common Core standards put students and teachers – not textbooks – at the center of the learning process.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Gorman

Mike Gorman

Dir of Professional Development, Southwest Allen County Schools
Michael Gorman, is a graduate of Western Michigan University, Indiana University, and Johns Hopkins University’s. He has partnered with ISTE and various educational, governmental, and business organizations and foundations. He oversees a one to one laptop programs and digital professional... Read More →


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

10:20am EDT

So Just How Do You Become A Connected School Leader And Make A Difference?

How many of you have thought you were a connected school leader just by being signed up for Twitter or by listening to a webinar online?  In this presentation, Shannon will show you embrace what it truly means to be connected through social networks and by participating in various activities as you develop your very own personal learning network.  She will provide information on how she has made a difference within her school community, librarianship, and education by being connected.  


Speakers
avatar for Shannon McClintock Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller

Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author, Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author
Shannon, a mom of three wonderful children, is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources, Director of School and Library Strategy for In This Together Media and Executive Director of Library & Educational... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Statler - 2nd Floor

10:20am EDT

Beyond Googling: Building the Conditions for Structured Inquiry

Over the journey that has been Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, they have become really deeply aware of how inquiry is a process. Similarly, Chesterfield County, Virginia has scaled inquiry-based blended learning to 60,000 students. The five core values of Inquiry, Research, Collaboration, Presentation and Reflection are at the heart of the inquiry process and everything they do as a school, but there are some differences with the way SLA approaches instruction at the individual school level and how teachers in a large, managed instruction district approach instruction.  At  the center of any great the inquiry process is that the person engaging in the inquiry, the learner, who actually cares about the questions they are asking. In this session Chris Lehmann, principal of the school, and Adam Seldow, executive director of technology in Chesterfield County, VA will highlight the core values and show how you can put inquiry into practice at any level and any scale.


Speakers
avatar for Chris  Lehmann

Chris Lehmann

Founder, Science Leadership Academy
Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. The Science Leadership Academy is an inquiry-driven, project-based, 1:1 laptop school that is considered to be one of the pioneers of the School 2.0 movement nationally and internationally. Science Leadership... Read More →
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Dr. Adam Seldow

Executive Director of Technology, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Dr. Adam Seldow serves as the Executive Director of Technology for the Chesterfield County Public Schools near Richmond, VA. He is the recipient of the 2013 Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Educator's Voice Award for Innovator of the Year, as well as the 2012 recipient of the... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Clarendon - 2nd Floor

10:20am EDT

Flipping the Classroom using "Just in Time" Recording

Do the challenges to flipping your class prevent you from getting started? Are you having a hard time seeing when the best time to start flipping would be? Learn how “Just In Time” recording – where you can record as you teach without having to take additional time from your day - helps you overcome the barriers to flipping your class and can get you up and running easily and quickly.  Finally, we will spend some time on what makes the best videos and digital content.  


Speakers
avatar for Sam Patterson

Sam Patterson

Head Maker Wrangler, Echo Horizon School (independent)
Sam Patterson, M.F.A., Ed.D. is a Makerspace teacher for PreK-6th grade students at Echo Horizon School in Culver City California. Dr. Patterson is an innovative teacher using puppet building and computer programming to inspire kids to create and share. His shares his work through... Read More →


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

11:45am EDT

Challenge, Engage, Learn: An Inquiry-based Approach to Flipped Learning
This interactive workshop will share an approach to flipped learning that critically combines the more common interpretation with the thinking of leading educators including:
·      John Hattie: Visible Learning
·      Prof. Eric Mazur: Teaching through questioning
·     Alan November: Who owns the learning?
·      Ramsey Musallam: Teachers as creators of curiosity and Inquiry
Rather than flipping traditional instructional content, our approach focuses on the use of high quality provocations as lenses on learning, designed to challenge, initiate, inspire and motivate.Students come to lessons primed, curious and ready to learn, armed with questions to be answered and problems to be solved; having already considered, shared, revealed and discussed their understanding of key concepts in student-led learning communities. It seeks to change relationships between and amongst students and teachers. Ownership is shared and meaning is negotiated as learning opportunities are planned and personalized in direct response to feedback from student to teacher.The hands on element will use Verso to demonstrate how educators are engaging students in a process of productive discomfort in order to challenge their thinking, expose ideas and cultivate social capital with the intention of building learning power in their schools. 

Sponsors
avatar for Phil Stubbs

Phil Stubbs

Head of Education, Learnology
Phil has extensive global expertise in the education sector having worked on innovative projects with schools, education districts and government departments in the UK, the USA, China, Australia, Hong Kong and the wider Asia Pacific region; developing partnerships with educational... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Statler - 2nd Floor

11:45am EDT

Designing Online Learning

The proliferation of inexpensive or free “easy-to-use” online tools provide increased access for educators to develop online and blended courses and activities for students or other educators. Yet effective design for the online environment involves more than uploading content in an available online shell and educators have many questions as they get involved with designing online content. What’s different about online design? How do we adapt face-to-face content for effective delivery in an online or blended environment? How do we design online content so that it’s interactive and engaging? How is learning in the online environment assessed?  How do we keep the focus on the pedagogy and content and not the technology tools? 

This hands-on interactive session will address these questions and more through a discussion of key online course design principles, an exploration of an online course used to prepare educators to design their own online courses, and a review variety of example online courses and activities that illustrate effective online design. 


Speakers
avatar for Barbara Treacy

Barbara Treacy

Instructor; Digital Learning Consultant, HGSE


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

2:35pm EDT

Effective Online Facilitation

What does it take to be an effective online facilitator? How do we create engaging, reflective online discussions that support deeper learning? How do facilitators maintain participation over time and build strong learning communities? How do faciliators keep discussions on target and focused on the core goals? Why are facilitators important for building effective online discussions, or are they ?

This session will include a discussion of key online facilitation strategies and interactive activities where participants are engaged in collaboratively addressing key facilitation challenges and strategies based on real examples from online courses and communities.


Speakers
avatar for Barbara Treacy

Barbara Treacy

Instructor; Digital Learning Consultant, HGSE


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:35pm - 3:40pm EDT
Arlington - 2nd Floor

2:35pm EDT

Using Video for Communication
Using video for communicating with your students is just the beginning. Utilize Camtasia to share information with parents and staff. Help eliminate miscommunication or email after email trying to explain an idea or concept; show them instead!

Speakers
avatar for April Gudenrath

April Gudenrath

Educator, Discovery Canyon High School
April Gudenrath has been part of the Flipped movement for over six years. She has consulted around the world for schools on how to best use their class time. She is also a published author on this subject. Currently she teaches in the IB Senior English and Theory of Knowledge programmes... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 2:35pm - 3:40pm EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

4:00pm EDT

Global STEM Classroom and 21st Century Skills

Join our discussion of the Global STEM Classroom programs and the importance of 21st century skills – based on our experience working with schools in UK, Russia, The Netherlands, France, Ukraine.  You will learn about two major components of the Global STEM Classroom program – intercultural competency and global team work skills based on NASA 4D systems methodology - credits to our experts team member Tatyana Fertelmeyster from Connecting the Differences; our Advisor, Dr. Charlie Pellerin, a world-wide known astrophysicist, NASA Hubble Telescope leader, the creator of NASA 4D Systems and NASA 4D systems trainer and a world-known coach, Diane Brennan. We will discuss next steps in expanding our global partnerships with the schools in Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Mexico, India and China and the acquisition of 21st century skills; mapping of the Global STEM programs to the National Standards will also be discussed.


Speakers
avatar for Larisa K. Schelkin

Larisa K. Schelkin

CEO, President & Founder, Global STEM Education Center, Inc
Larisa K. Schelkin CEO, President and Founder, Global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Center, Inc. 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation; She is also a Founder of the Global Technology and Engineering Consortium (GTEC) and a co-founder of the DOME Foundation... Read More →
avatar for Isa Zimmerman

Isa Zimmerman

Principal, IKZAdvisors, LLC
Dr. Isa Kaftal Zimmerman has been Superintendent of Schools, High School Principal and Assistant Principal, junior high school teacher and Division Director of the Technology in Education Program and Associate Professor at Lesley University and Senior Fellow at the UMass Donahue Institute... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
Whittier - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
 
Thursday, July 17
 

10:20am EDT

Oh, the relationships you'll build!

Transforming class culture to make things personal using the flipped classroom model.

With the increasing demand to make courses more rigorous and cover more material, it can be challenging to find the time to check in with each student in your classroom on a daily basis. How do you ensure that you are able to address each of your student's questions, concerns and comprehension? How will you have enough time to connect with each and every one of your students on a personal level? Stacey will explain how the flipped model can be used to create a participatory learning environment. Through pre-recording lessons and sending the teacher-driven lecture home, students can regain a voice in the classroom. Interactive elements, such as embedded quizzes, can help give the teacher a snapshot of individual learners' needs and customize one-on-one and small group conversations.


Speakers
avatar for Stacey Roshan

Stacey Roshan

Director of Innovation & Educational Technology and Math Teacher, Bullis School, Potomac, MD
Stacey Roshan is Director of Innovation & Educational Technology at Bullis School and author of Tech with Heart: Leveraging Technology to Empower Student Voice, Ease Anxiety, & Create Compassionate Classrooms. She is passionate about discovering and bringing innovative tools into... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Terrace - Lower Level Boston Park Plaza

11:45am EDT

Beyond Googling: Building the Conditions for Structured Inquiry

Over the journey that has been Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, they have become really deeply aware of how inquiry is a process. Similarly, Chesterfield County, Virginia has scaled inquiry-based blended learning to 60,000 students. The five core values of Inquiry, Research, Collaboration, Presentation and Reflection are at the heart of the inquiry process and everything they do as a school, but there are some differences with the way SLA approaches instruction at the individual school level and how teachers in a large, managed instruction district approach instruction.  At  the center of any great the inquiry process is that the person engaging in the inquiry, the learner, who actually cares about the questions they are asking. In this session Chris Lehmann, principal of the school, and Adam Seldow, executive director of technology in Chesterfield County, VA will highlight the core values and show how you can put inquiry into practice at any level and any scale.


Speakers
avatar for Chris  Lehmann

Chris Lehmann

Founder, Science Leadership Academy
Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. The Science Leadership Academy is an inquiry-driven, project-based, 1:1 laptop school that is considered to be one of the pioneers of the School 2.0 movement nationally and internationally. Science Leadership... Read More →
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Dr. Adam Seldow

Executive Director of Technology, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Dr. Adam Seldow serves as the Executive Director of Technology for the Chesterfield County Public Schools near Richmond, VA. He is the recipient of the 2013 Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Educator's Voice Award for Innovator of the Year, as well as the 2012 recipient of the... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Arlington - 2nd Floor

11:45am EDT

Understanding Digital Citizenship

Issues such as cyberbullying, sexting, and student access to inappropriate content are important areas of understanding for teachers, administrators, children, adolescents, and parents. In this workshop, participants will problem-solve many of the important issues that face our schools in an era where access to information is ubiquitous, and digital messages are easily spread. Through a balance of information-sharing and activity, participants will work to develop strategies for dealing with and understanding such issues through a positive framework, one that moves toward the intentional development of learner digital identities.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alec Couros

Dr. Alec Couros

Professor, University of Regina
I am a professor of educational technology & media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Canada. I help adults and youth take up the incredible affordances of the digital age while providing them with strategies to avoid the numerous pitfalls.I have given hundreds of... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Terrace - Lower Level Boston Park Plaza

11:45am EDT

Flipping the Classroom using "Just in Time" Recording

Do the challenges to flipping your class prevent you from getting started? Are you having a hard time seeing when the best time to start flipping would be? Learn how “Just In Time” recording – where you can record as you teach without having to take additional time from your day - helps you overcome the barriers to flipping your class and can get you up and running easily and quickly.  Finally, we will spend some time on what makes the best videos and digital content.  


Speakers
avatar for Sam Patterson

Sam Patterson

Head Maker Wrangler, Echo Horizon School (independent)
Sam Patterson, M.F.A., Ed.D. is a Makerspace teacher for PreK-6th grade students at Echo Horizon School in Culver City California. Dr. Patterson is an innovative teacher using puppet building and computer programming to inspire kids to create and share. His shares his work through... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
St. James - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

1:10pm EDT

Building a Personal Learning Network
This concept of a PLN has been around for many years. What has changed in recent years though is the reach, the size and the availability of that network. Your PLN is no longer tied to your zip code and you no longer work in isolation. Collaboration no longer just means to work with a colleague in your building. You are able to connect to educators from around the world who are ready and willing to teach beyond the walls of their own classroom.
Your PLN is customized as:• it filters the vast information available and pushes what interests you• you choose who is part of your network• you decide when and how to access and use it
Learning how to build your own PLN is:• a 21st century skill• learning about tools that enable your to make these connections• being in charge of your own Professional Development• connecting to educators who will contribute to your learning• extending your learning• receiving “just in time” learning and help• becoming globally aware• sharing your own best practices• experiencing the power of 21st century learning for yourself• filtering through “too much” available information

Speakers
avatar for Silvia Tolisano

Silvia Tolisano

Author & Consultant, AASSA Social Media Coordinator
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano is a Third Culture Kid (TCK). She was born in Germany, raised in Argentina, lived shortly in Brazil, and is now planted in the United States. Her multicultural upbringing fueled her passion for languages, travel, global awareness, and global competencies... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 1:10pm - 2:15pm EDT
Statler - 2nd Floor

1:10pm EDT

Global STEM: Your students who will work at Apple, Microsoft, Google, Novartis, GE – are we preparing them?

STEM in schools and STEM in the professional world: there appears to be a disconnect. Has something changed in the STEM professional world that we are not addressing? Are we preparing our students for the real STEM world that is waiting for them in their future? 

Please, join us for a session to answer all the essential questions:

• What kind of technology are STEM professionals using and would like our students to be able use it as well? • What kind of skills and knowledge do STEM professionals want our students to have?
• What is the process of transferring innovative knowledge from the STEM professional world to STEM K-12? 


Speakers
avatar for Larisa K. Schelkin

Larisa K. Schelkin

CEO, President & Founder, Global STEM Education Center, Inc
Larisa K. Schelkin CEO, President and Founder, Global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Center, Inc. 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation; She is also a Founder of the Global Technology and Engineering Consortium (GTEC) and a co-founder of the DOME Foundation... Read More →
avatar for Isa Zimmerman

Isa Zimmerman

Principal, IKZAdvisors, LLC
Dr. Isa Kaftal Zimmerman has been Superintendent of Schools, High School Principal and Assistant Principal, junior high school teacher and Division Director of the Technology in Education Program and Associate Professor at Lesley University and Senior Fellow at the UMass Donahue Institute... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 1:10pm - 2:15pm EDT
St. James - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

1:10pm EDT

Leadership: Managing the Transition

Listen as we outline essential skills for leadership and offer both practical guidelines and creative solutions for building accountability into the planning and  implementation process. Articulating vision and mission, managing change, and aligning technology to primary curricular goals are emphasized. We will explore the “leader as a role model” concept and look at various professional development opportunities, such as joining a global professional community.


Speakers
avatar for Alan November

Alan November

Keynote Speaker, November Learning
Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 1:10pm - 2:15pm EDT
Terrace - Lower Level Boston Park Plaza

1:10pm EDT

Making it more than just a video

Tools such as embedded quizzes, discussions, polls, and annotations can be useful in creating a more interactive experience for students watching instructional videos and allow teachers to personalize their own videos or videos they have found on youtube. In this session, Stacey will share a variety of tools allowing teachers to incorporate interactive elements into instructional videos. She will share how she uses results from embedded quizzes, as well as statistics on viewer engagement, to inform what is done in the classroom. Stacey will share how she has been able to reclaim class time for differentiation, and how adding interactive elements to video lessons has allowed her to better connect with students and their individual needs.


Speakers
avatar for Stacey Roshan

Stacey Roshan

Director of Innovation & Educational Technology and Math Teacher, Bullis School, Potomac, MD
Stacey Roshan is Director of Innovation & Educational Technology at Bullis School and author of Tech with Heart: Leveraging Technology to Empower Student Voice, Ease Anxiety, & Create Compassionate Classrooms. She is passionate about discovering and bringing innovative tools into... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 1:10pm - 2:15pm EDT
Arlington - 2nd Floor

2:35pm EDT

Introduction to Digital Storytelling

Story telling is one of the most ancient and powerful forms of human expression. In today’s media rich world, there are an abundance of digital tools that allow students to express themselves through digital narratives in ways that would have been impossible only a few years ago. This presentation will introduce participants to the tools of digital storytelling, provide rich examples of student work, and help to provide context to the relevance of story telling in curriculum and instruction.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alec Couros

Dr. Alec Couros

Professor, University of Regina
I am a professor of educational technology & media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Canada. I help adults and youth take up the incredible affordances of the digital age while providing them with strategies to avoid the numerous pitfalls.I have given hundreds of... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:35pm - 3:40pm EDT
Terrace - Lower Level Boston Park Plaza

4:00pm EDT

Challenge, Engage, Learn: An Inquiry-based Approach to Flipped Learning
This interactive workshop will share an approach to flipped learning that critically combines the more common interpretation with the thinking of leading educators including:
·      John Hattie: Visible Learning
·      Prof. Eric Mazur: Teaching through questioning
·     Alan November: Who owns the learning?
·      Ramsey Musallam: Teachers as creators of curiosity and Inquiry
Rather than flipping traditional instructional content, our approach focuses on the use of high quality provocations as lenses on learning, designed to challenge, initiate, inspire and motivate.Students come to lessons primed, curious and ready to learn, armed with questions to be answered and problems to be solved; having already considered, shared, revealed and discussed their understanding of key concepts in student-led learning communities. It seeks to change relationships between and amongst students and teachers. Ownership is shared and meaning is negotiated as learning opportunities are planned and personalized in direct response to feedback from student to teacher.The hands on element will use Verso to demonstrate how educators are engaging students in a process of productive discomfort in order to challenge their thinking, expose ideas and cultivate social capital with the intention of building learning power in their schools. 

Sponsors
avatar for Phil Stubbs

Phil Stubbs

Head of Education, Learnology
Phil has extensive global expertise in the education sector having worked on innovative projects with schools, education districts and government departments in the UK, the USA, China, Australia, Hong Kong and the wider Asia Pacific region; developing partnerships with educational... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

4:00pm EDT

Designing Online Learning

The proliferation of inexpensive or free “easy-to-use” online tools provide increased access for educators to develop online and blended courses and activities for students or other educators. Yet effective design for the online environment involves more than uploading content in an available online shell and educators have many questions as they get involved with designing online content. What’s different about online design? How do we adapt face-to-face content for effective delivery in an online or blended environment? How do we design online content so that it’s interactive and engaging? How is learning in the online environment assessed?  How do we keep the focus on the pedagogy and content and not the technology tools? 

This hands-on interactive session will address these questions and more through a discussion of key online course design principles, an exploration of an online course used to prepare educators to design their own online courses, and a review variety of example online courses and activities that illustrate effective online design. 


Speakers
avatar for Barbara Treacy

Barbara Treacy

Instructor; Digital Learning Consultant, HGSE


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

4:00pm EDT

The PBL and Flipped Learning Connection ... A Timely Discussion

Gain an understanding of the eight essential elements found in PBL Participants while learning about the Flipped Learning experience and history. Discover how both PBL and Flipped Learning promote the 4 C's of communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity Investigate how Flipping the Learn gives PBL needed time while PBL provides process for important in class time for Flipped Classrooms. Participants will explore how Flipping the Learning through PBL can give opportunities for students to own and curate their own learning and curriculum.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Gorman

Mike Gorman

Dir of Professional Development, Southwest Allen County Schools
Michael Gorman, is a graduate of Western Michigan University, Indiana University, and Johns Hopkins University’s. He has partnered with ISTE and various educational, governmental, and business organizations and foundations. He oversees a one to one laptop programs and digital professional... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
Terrace - Lower Level Boston Park Plaza

4:00pm EDT

Thinking Hyperbolically! A Math/Art+Design Mashup

The session will showcase ideas gleaned from “Thinking Hyperbolically!” – a math/art+design hybrid course offered as an elective subject for high school students (typically in year 9 and 10). The primary focus of this course was to establish powerful links to interdisciplinary learning through minimal reliance on student “creative” or “mathematical” ability.  TH! has promoted experience over stereotype and has provided an exciting template for innovative models of cross-curricula learning related to mathematics, design and art, incorporating applied practical experiences for students including the use of contemporary digital technologies. Each unit of work produced aesthetic form (physical and virtual) from underlying mathematical theory. TH! and its peripheral studies has influenced the education experience for both students and teachers, providing that “curiously sharp sense of joy” May (1975), inherent in the surprising mashup of disparate themes. We believe the cross-fertilisation of ideas enriches best practice. TH! projects detail how innovative practice is constantly evolving. Sharing ideas and promoting action related to interdisciplinary models of learning will enhance the breadth of development in critical thinking and the scope of potential creative output for all.


Speakers
avatar for Melissa Silk

Melissa Silk

STEAM Ed Researcher, University of Technology Sydney
Melissa Silk is a STEAM educator from Sydney Australia. Having forged many learning and teaching partnerships between schools, museums, industry professionals and academics, she can be found working in a range of STEM to STEAM research and practice environments. Melissa works extensively... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
St. James - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
 
Friday, July 18
 

10:20am EDT

Challenge, Engage, Learn: An Inquiry-based Approach to Flipped Learning
This interactive workshop will share an approach to flipped learning that critically combines the more common interpretation with the thinking of leading educators including:
·      John Hattie: Visible Learning
·      Prof. Eric Mazur: Teaching through questioning
·     Alan November: Who owns the learning?
·      Ramsey Musallam: Teachers as creators of curiosity and Inquiry
Rather than flipping traditional instructional content, our approach focuses on the use of high quality provocations as lenses on learning, designed to challenge, initiate, inspire and motivate.Students come to lessons primed, curious and ready to learn, armed with questions to be answered and problems to be solved; having already considered, shared, revealed and discussed their understanding of key concepts in student-led learning communities. It seeks to change relationships between and amongst students and teachers. Ownership is shared and meaning is negotiated as learning opportunities are planned and personalized in direct response to feedback from student to teacher.The hands on element will use Verso to demonstrate how educators are engaging students in a process of productive discomfort in order to challenge their thinking, expose ideas and cultivate social capital with the intention of building learning power in their schools. 

Sponsors
avatar for Phil Stubbs

Phil Stubbs

Head of Education, Learnology
Phil has extensive global expertise in the education sector having worked on innovative projects with schools, education districts and government departments in the UK, the USA, China, Australia, Hong Kong and the wider Asia Pacific region; developing partnerships with educational... Read More →


Friday July 18, 2014 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Statler - 2nd Floor

10:20am EDT

Global Learning as a Pedagogy, not a Project
It's time to move beyond the “wow” factor of a global project designed to connect your students with other kids who happen to live halfway around the world. Most of these projects don't go beyond students working parallel to each other, contributing their perspective, data or participating in Q & A sessions via synchronous or asynchronous technology platforms.
Global skills, literacies and capacities need to push our teachers and students to not just talk about the world, but learn, speak and collaborate with the world. Let’s explore examples and ideas to connect to experts, mentors and peers from around the world as a way of teaching and teaching. 

Speakers
avatar for Silvia Tolisano

Silvia Tolisano

Author & Consultant, AASSA Social Media Coordinator
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano is a Third Culture Kid (TCK). She was born in Germany, raised in Argentina, lived shortly in Brazil, and is now planted in the United States. Her multicultural upbringing fueled her passion for languages, travel, global awareness, and global competencies... Read More →


Friday July 18, 2014 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Arlington - 2nd Floor

10:20am EDT

So Just How Do You Become A Connected School Leader And Make A Difference?

How many of you have thought you were a connected school leader just by being signed up for Twitter or by listening to a webinar online?  In this presentation, Shannon will show you embrace what it truly means to be connected through social networks and by participating in various activities as you develop your very own personal learning network.  She will provide information on how she has made a difference within her school community, librarianship, and education by being connected.  


Speakers
avatar for Shannon McClintock Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller

Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author, Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author
Shannon, a mom of three wonderful children, is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources, Director of School and Library Strategy for In This Together Media and Executive Director of Library & Educational... Read More →


Friday July 18, 2014 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

10:20am EDT

STEM to STEAM to STEAMIE: Turning up the Temperature on STEM Education

Are you ready to facilitate the building of a society of learners as you go beyond the four components of STEM? This is a must attend webinar for those wanting to fit Project Based Learning, 21st Century Skill Acquisition, and NETS into their STEM initiatives. Participants will be introduced to the idea of integrating Arts (STEAM)) and including everyone (STEAMIE). Michael, a facilitator at the National STEM Academy in Washington DC last summer, will present an amazing collection of STEM programs! He will relate his own learning experience including a first -hand glimpse of STEM initiatives at the White House and a look at STEM in relation to the Next Gen Science Standards.. Learn about great resources as you take a tour of web sites promoting STEM education. See firsthand examples of free software designed to turn up the heat on any STEM education effort. Michael, the Fort Wayne Chapter: United States Air Force Association STEM Educator of the Year is ready to show you that it really is time to get STEAMIE!


Speakers
avatar for Mike Gorman

Mike Gorman

Dir of Professional Development, Southwest Allen County Schools
Michael Gorman, is a graduate of Western Michigan University, Indiana University, and Johns Hopkins University’s. He has partnered with ISTE and various educational, governmental, and business organizations and foundations. He oversees a one to one laptop programs and digital professional... Read More →


Friday July 18, 2014 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Georgian - 2nd Floor

11:45am EDT

Designing for Online & Blended Courses

While learning management systems like Moodle and Blackboard are still popular choices for facilitating online and augmented courses, these systems are being challenged by 'small-tools-loosely-joined' approaches to instructional design. This workshop will outline various pedagogical approaches used to construct learning environments based on freely available or low-cost tools. Participants will learn the ins and outs of some of the most common and powerful tools while coming to understand the pedagogical frameworks afforded by distributed learning environment design. Both closed and open models of learning will be explored throughout the workshop.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alec Couros

Dr. Alec Couros

Professor, University of Regina
I am a professor of educational technology & media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Canada. I help adults and youth take up the incredible affordances of the digital age while providing them with strategies to avoid the numerous pitfalls.I have given hundreds of... Read More →


Friday July 18, 2014 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Imperial Ballroom - 2nd Floor

1:10pm EDT

Global Learning as a Pedagogy, not a Project
It's time to move beyond the “wow” factor of a global project designed to connect your students with other kids who happen to live halfway around the world. Most of these projects don't go beyond students working parallel to each other, contributing their perspective, data or participating in Q & A sessions via synchronous or asynchronous technology platforms.
Global skills, literacies and capacities need to push our teachers and students to not just talk about the world, but learn, speak and collaborate with the world. Let’s explore examples and ideas to connect to experts, mentors and peers from around the world as a way of teaching and teaching. 

Speakers
avatar for Silvia Tolisano

Silvia Tolisano

Author & Consultant, AASSA Social Media Coordinator
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano is a Third Culture Kid (TCK). She was born in Germany, raised in Argentina, lived shortly in Brazil, and is now planted in the United States. Her multicultural upbringing fueled her passion for languages, travel, global awareness, and global competencies... Read More →


Friday July 18, 2014 1:10pm - 2:15pm EDT
Arlington - 2nd Floor

1:10pm EDT

Oh, the relationships you'll build!

Transforming class culture to make things personal using the flipped classroom model.

With the increasing demand to make courses more rigorous and cover more material, it can be challenging to find the time to check in with each student in your classroom on a daily basis. How do you ensure that you are able to address each of your student's questions, concerns and comprehension? How will you have enough time to connect with each and every one of your students on a personal level? Stacey will explain how the flipped model can be used to create a participatory learning environment. Through pre-recording lessons and sending the teacher-driven lecture home, students can regain a voice in the classroom. Interactive elements, such as embedded quizzes, can help give the teacher a snapshot of individual learners' needs and customize one-on-one and small group conversations.


Speakers
avatar for Stacey Roshan

Stacey Roshan

Director of Innovation & Educational Technology and Math Teacher, Bullis School, Potomac, MD
Stacey Roshan is Director of Innovation & Educational Technology at Bullis School and author of Tech with Heart: Leveraging Technology to Empower Student Voice, Ease Anxiety, & Create Compassionate Classrooms. She is passionate about discovering and bringing innovative tools into... Read More →


Friday July 18, 2014 1:10pm - 2:15pm EDT
Berkeley - 2nd Floor

1:10pm EDT

Teaching Zack to Think: Developing Critical Thinking Skills
Too many students are unable to separate fact from fiction on the Internet. We can
teach students how to read the “grammar” of the Internet and apply strategies to
validate information. This popular workshop provides step-by-step teaching tips
for helping students, teachers and administrators think critically about Internet 
information.

Speakers
avatar for Alan November

Alan November

Keynote Speaker, November Learning
Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant... Read More →


Friday July 18, 2014 1:10pm - 2:35pm EDT
Georgian - 2nd Floor