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Sunday, July 13
 

12:30pm EDT

Build a Worldwide Learning Community--In Your Elementary Classroom!
Limited Capacity seats available

Children do not learn from technology; they learn from what that technology allows them to do.” Technology tools now exist that allow students to connect with and learn the curriculum standards from others across the country or around the world, creating a community of learners centered in your classroom. We’ll explore ways to use tools such blogs, Skype, Twitter and video to capture, deepen and share the learning of the students in your classroom.  You’ll leave with

• A working knowledge of the tools you’ll need to connect your classroom

• Accounts set up and ready to go for your new school year

• An understanding of ways to find classes and individuals to connect with

• An awareness of ways to use technology in authentic, curriculum-centered ways in your classroom

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 →


Sunday July 13, 2014 12:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

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
 

9:00am EDT

Build a Worldwide Learning Community--In Your Elementary Classroom!
Limited Capacity seats available

Children do not learn from technology; they learn from what that technology allows them to do.” Technology tools now exist that allow students to connect with and learn the curriculum standards from others across the country or around the world, creating a community of learners centered in your classroom. We’ll explore ways to use tools such blogs, Skype, Twitter and video to capture, deepen and share the learning of the students in your classroom.  You’ll leave with

• A working knowledge of the tools you’ll need to connect your classroom

• Accounts set up and ready to go for your new school year

• An understanding of ways to find classes and individuals to connect with

• An awareness of ways to use technology in authentic, curriculum-centered ways in your classroom

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 →


Monday July 14, 2014 9:00am - 3:00pm EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
 
Tuesday, July 15
 

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)

8:00am EDT

Less (Teaching) Is More (Learning)
Limited Capacity seats available

Engage in a strategy-building session on how to foster student-owned learning in the classroom (and survive!). Don't expect one-size-fits-all answers - but questions, strategies, possibilities, examples, and maybe a few awkward (reflective) silences...
Join us as we explore ways to:
  • Engage and empower students as critical thinkers, questioners, connectors and creators of content
  • Build student repertoire of problem-solving strategies
  • Promote and develop student capacity for finding the right information, right relationships and right resources, all at the right time
  • Challenge learners to mine mistakes, wrong turns and “failures” for the richer learning opportunities 






Speakers
avatar for Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie: Head Learning Designer and Doer, November Learning, BalancEdTech
Sara Wilkie is an independent educational consultant who specializes in building the capacity of future-focused learning teams. She strives to foster an understanding of the connections and interplay between technology, pedagogy, and curriculum, and the process changes necessary to... Read More →


Tuesday July 15, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  Pre-conference Master Class (4-Hour)
 
Wednesday, July 16
 

1:10pm EDT

Augmented Reality and Stop Motion Animation for Young Learners
Augmented Reality (AR) is one way that iPads and computers are fundamentally altering the classroom landscape Put simply, augmented reality refers using technology to layer information into a real-world image through the medium of an iPad. This ground-breaking technology is especially effective in classrooms with young learners because it makes learning more engaging. See examples of how I have used augmented reality apps, and learn how to make a variety of objects and images around your classroom come alive through an iPad or mobile device. You will also get the chance to create using Aurasma on your iPad or Aurasma Studio on your computer.

Next, we will see some examples of student work using stop motion animation. Finally, we will have some time to work in groups and try out creating your own animation.


Speakers
avatar for Pana Asavavatana

Pana Asavavatana

PreK-1 Technology and Design Coach, Taipei American School
Pana is the KA-2 Technology and Design Coach at Taipei American School and an Apple Distinguished Educator. Prior to this she taught in early childhood classrooms for seven years. She has studied, lived and worked on three continents in eight different cities. Pana shares her own... Read More →


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

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

1:10pm EDT

Kid Flipping Kids: Producing Student-Created Tutorials
This session focuses on the benefits of student-created tutorials. For over seven years, our students have been happily creating tutorial screencasts on their own time after school and for no extra credit or grade. The students are energized to take an active role in their own learning. These peer-to-peer lessons engage students because the students in the videos speak the same ""kid language"" and the student-created screencasts enable them an opportunity to see multiple ways to solve a problem.

You will view student-created screencasts, discover how easy it is to create them for nearly any subject, how to share them on-line, how to use the videos as authentic assessment and tutoring tools, how to produce them on a budget (using iPads, tablets or desktops), how the student tutorials are used to flip our classroom as well as glimpse at some emerging positive data. Let's make and share some student tutorials!

Speakers
avatar for Eric Marcos

Eric Marcos

Math Teacher, Mathtrain TV, Lincoln Middle School
Eric Marcos is a sixth grade mathematics teacher at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA. Eric integrates purposeful-technology with a “kids teaching kids” model.  For over seven years, Eric’s students have been using screencasting software to create math video lessons... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 1:10pm - 2:15pm EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  Repeated Session

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

iPads in Early Childhood: Sharing Ways to Capture Student Thinking and Learning
In just four short years, for the tech-savvy early childhood educator, the iPad has opened up seemingly limitless new learning opportunities in the classroom. This tool’s versatility lies in its exceedingly simple interface, easily manipulated by those curious little hands, while at the same time opening up innumerable uncharted worlds for students to explore. With an experienced approach to this phenomenal tool, the teacher can act as a guide to students as they expand the boundaries of their imagination.

In this workshop I will share with you some of the ways that I have successfully incorporated these apps in the classroom. Then we will work with some of the apps ourselves so that participants leave with a clear understanding of how to incorporate them into classroom learning. We will try out one whiteboard app, one digital storytelling app and finish the session off with the basics of augmented reality.

Some apps that will be shown include, Educreations, Doodlecast Pro, Sonic Pics, Aurasma, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Pana Asavavatana

Pana Asavavatana

PreK-1 Technology and Design Coach, Taipei American School
Pana is the KA-2 Technology and Design Coach at Taipei American School and an Apple Distinguished Educator. Prior to this she taught in early childhood classrooms for seven years. She has studied, lived and worked on three continents in eight different cities. Pana shares her own... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Cambridge - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

10:20am EDT

iTunes U: A Global Perspective
This session will cover bringing your course from your classroom to the world. From planning, implementation, and execution this session will allow you to see the whole picture of utilizing iTunes U. Individualizing student needs has never been easier, and this energetic and exciting presentation will get you ready to put your course online and in the hands of all your students.

iTunes U: A Global Perspective
Learn the advantages of using iTunes U.
Learn how to effectively start up an iTunes U course.
Learn how to transform the learning experience for students.
Learn how your iTunes U course can expand your classroom to the world

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fore

Michael Fore

Educational Technology Trainer, Mansfield ISD
Michael Fore is a front-runner in the realm of digital learning environments. As a founding member of the TASA initiative, Michael is the instructor of a course which currently has over 7,000 enrolled worldwide. In addition, to maintaining a global digital course, Michael has been... Read More →
avatar for Catherine McGuinness

Catherine McGuinness

EdTech, Mansfield, ISD
Catherine McGuinness is one of the premier teachers in the state of Texas. Holding a dual citizenship in both the United States and South Africa, Catherine is able to bring a global view to her educational design. As a founding member of the joint Apple and TASA project, Catherine... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  Repeated Session

11:45am EDT

iTunes U: A Global Perspective
This session will cover bringing your course from your classroom to the world. From planning, implementation, and execution this session will allow you to see the whole picture of utilizing iTunes U. Individualizing student needs has never been easier, and this energetic and exciting presentation will get you ready to put your course online and in the hands of all your students.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fore

Michael Fore

Educational Technology Trainer, Mansfield ISD
Michael Fore is a front-runner in the realm of digital learning environments. As a founding member of the TASA initiative, Michael is the instructor of a course which currently has over 7,000 enrolled worldwide. In addition, to maintaining a global digital course, Michael has been... Read More →
avatar for Catherine McGuinness

Catherine McGuinness

EdTech, Mansfield, ISD
Catherine McGuinness is one of the premier teachers in the state of Texas. Holding a dual citizenship in both the United States and South Africa, Catherine is able to bring a global view to her educational design. As a founding member of the joint Apple and TASA project, Catherine... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  Repeated Session

11:45am EDT

Kids Flipping Kids: Producing Student-Created Tutorials
This session focuses on the benefits of student-created tutorials. For over seven years, our students have been happily creating tutorial screencasts on their own time after school and for no extra credit or grade. The students are energized to take an active role in their own learning. These peer-to-peer lessons engage students because the students in the videos speak the same ""kid language"" and the student-created screencasts enable them an opportunity to see multiple ways to solve a problem.

You will view student-created screencasts, discover how easy it is to create them for nearly any subject, how to share them on-line, how to use the videos as authentic assessment and tutoring tools, how to produce them on a budget (using iPads, tablets or desktops), how the student tutorials are used to flip our classroom as well as glimpse at some emerging positive data. Let's make and share some student tutorials!

Speakers
avatar for Eric Marcos

Eric Marcos

Math Teacher, Mathtrain TV, Lincoln Middle School
Eric Marcos is a sixth grade mathematics teacher at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA. Eric integrates purposeful-technology with a “kids teaching kids” model.  For over seven years, Eric’s students have been using screencasting software to create math video lessons... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Whittier - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  Repeated Session

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

iPads in Early Childhood: Sharing Ways to Capture Student Thinking and Learning
In just four short years, for the tech-savvy early childhood educator, the iPad has opened up seemingly limitless new learning opportunities in the classroom. This tool’s versatility lies in its exceedingly simple interface, easily manipulated by those curious little hands, while at the same time opening up innumerable uncharted worlds for students to explore. With an experienced approach to this phenomenal tool, the teacher can act as a guide to students as they expand the boundaries of their imagination.

In this workshop I will share with you some of the ways that I have successfully incorporated these apps in the classroom. Then we will work with some of the apps ourselves so that participants leave with a clear understanding of how to incorporate them into classroom learning. We will try out one whiteboard app, one digital storytelling app and finish the session off with the basics of augmented reality.

Some apps that will be shown include, Educreations, Doodlecast Pro, Sonic Pics, Aurasma, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Pana Asavavatana

Pana Asavavatana

PreK-1 Technology and Design Coach, Taipei American School
Pana is the KA-2 Technology and Design Coach at Taipei American School and an Apple Distinguished Educator. Prior to this she taught in early childhood classrooms for seven years. She has studied, lived and worked on three continents in eight different cities. Pana shares her own... Read More →


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

2:35pm EDT

PBL in a Blended Learning Model
Do you wish you had more time for project based learning? The shift from breadth to depth in the Common Core Standards creates more opportunities for students to explore real-world problems and challenges, understand the relevance of what they are learning, and pursue their passions. Leverage technology and social media, while blending together learning mediums, to empower students, facilitate collaboration and inspire creativity.


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 →


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:35pm - 3:40pm EDT
Georgian - 2nd Floor
 
Friday, July 18
 

11:45am EDT

iTunes U for Administrators: Working, Learning, and Thriving
This session is designed for the advancement of professional development. iTunes U can bring your professional development courses to the next level. This presentation will walk you step-by-step through creating an online professional development community that will allow you seamlessly integrate district initiatives, reduce copy costs, and improve communication. This easy to follow and upbeat presentation will have you creating a thriving professional development environment in no time.

Learn the advantages of using iTunes U for Professional Development
Learn how to streamline district initiatives
Learn the effectiveness of using iTunes U as a communication tool
Learn how to empower your district

Speakers
avatar for Michael Fore

Michael Fore

Educational Technology Trainer, Mansfield ISD
Michael Fore is a front-runner in the realm of digital learning environments. As a founding member of the TASA initiative, Michael is the instructor of a course which currently has over 7,000 enrolled worldwide. In addition, to maintaining a global digital course, Michael has been... Read More →
avatar for Catherine McGuinness

Catherine McGuinness

EdTech, Mansfield, ISD
Catherine McGuinness is one of the premier teachers in the state of Texas. Holding a dual citizenship in both the United States and South Africa, Catherine is able to bring a global view to her educational design. As a founding member of the joint Apple and TASA project, Catherine... Read More →


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