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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
 
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
 

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
 

11:45am EDT

Creating an iOS Programming Elective for High Schools
This presentation will demonstrate a path to creating a High School computer programming elective that focuses on creating Apps for Apple's iOS. The session will review the organization of the course, the available resources, and the pedagogy behind a very hands-on approach that gets students programming as quickly as possible, while concurrently connecting broader computing principles to projects as they are being completed.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas White

Thomas White

Special Projects, Monte Vista Christian School
Thomas White has been a secondary teacher from 1998 - 2010, teaching in Canada and the United States, in public schools, Catholic schools, Adult Education and private schools.  He has taught a variety of courses, in Science, Math, English and Technology throughout his teaching career... Read More →


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

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

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
 
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

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
 

10:20am EDT

Screencasts that Pop
This session delves deeper into the creation and sharing of screencast tutorials. Whether it is you or your students creating the tutorials, we will examine topics such as:

-Planning (script or no script- we’re fans of no script),
-Recording (video aspect ratio, audio, mics),
-Editing (adding intro/outro music, bumpers, captioning, fixing errors),
-Exporting/Sharing (file types, where to upload tutorials, YouTube, iTunes, own site)

We have been producing screencasts for over 7 years and continue to enjoy learning and sharing screencasting tips. Therefore, part of this session is devoted to inviting you to share any of your own tricks or tips as well as questions. Familiarity with either Camtasia Studio, Camtasia for Mac or iPad screencasting apps is helpful.

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 →


Friday July 18, 2014 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Cambridge - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session

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