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Crafting Vision and Managing Change [clear filter]
Monday, July 14
 

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)
 
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
 
Wednesday, July 16
 

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

1:10pm EDT

A Student Centered Approach to Assessment and Self-Reporting

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


Speakers
JM

Janet McCarroll

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


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

2:35pm EDT

Rethinking Professional Development

It’s not the gadgets, tools and wires that will change the culture of learning. It’s how you create a vision that withstands the rush of new tools, and how you use them for collaboration, communication and critical thinking that will radically change the teaching and learning process. New technology does not change teaching and learning practices, not without a clear vision and innovative practices to engage students in becoming more self directed problem finders. 

How can we make use of these tools to expand learning and foster critical thought? What programmatic trends distinguish schools on the leading edge of using technology for global education? How can a school’s professional development program help teachers embrace these opportunities? What technologies are educators talking about? How can administrators become more aware of tools like Twitter so they can make informed decisions about policy? What are ways administrators can help model implementation of technology? Come to this forum and be prepared to share your experiences and explore your questions to help envision the future of your school, implementation of 1:1 programs and more.

Leave with a unified goal for teaching and learning with technology and ideas for how to evaluate the teaching with technology that occurs within your school in order to assess the impact your investment has.


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 →


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

4:00pm EDT

A Student Centered Approach to Assessment and Self-Reporting

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


Speakers
JM

Janet McCarroll

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


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

4:00pm EDT

The First Five Days

Do you think the First Five Days of School are absolutely essential to the success of the school year?  Are you confident that all of your students understand how to learn and globally collaborate in the evolving world of digital content?  Do your students understand advanced search? Do they know how to organize the myriad details of what they read on the Internet.  Do they know how to contribute to the learning success of the class with easy-to-use tools such as screen casting?  What if every teacher designed a very powerful 1stFiveDay orientation for students to "learn how to learn"?  Initial pilots have shown that this concept of the 1stFiveDays can create higher levels of academic achievement for the whole year.  The good news is that is an accessible and very doable concept. Go team.  


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 →


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

10:20am EDT

Developing Professional Learning Magazines using Flipboard

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


Speakers
avatar for Brian Mull

Brian Mull

Learning Design Coordinator, Trinity Episcopal School
Brian Mull got his first taste of the role technology can play in the classroom as he worked toward earning his Master of Education degree at Louisiana State University. Immediately upon graduating, he accepted a sixth grade position at a local school, where he also served as the... Read More →


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

2:35pm EDT

Developing Student Agency Through Reflection and Self-Reporting

A story from a New Zealand Primary School as they journey towards developing student agency through student self-reporting. Supported by current research on the power of student self-reporting, the desire to further refine our questioning, feedback and feed forward strategies, and placing greater value on student reflection, St Mary's Primary School, Tauranga, New Zealand has been guided by a Learning Vision, 'to develop Assessment Capable Students, Teachers, School Leaders and Parents' in the core curriculum areas of Reading, Writing and Maths and a Conceptual Curriculum. This session examines 6 Themes:

1. The Development of  the Vision
2. Assessing what we Value,-Critical Learning Conversations,
3. The Digital Journey to Self-Reporting,
4. Telling the  Story
5.Partners in Learning
6. Where to Next?

 Using web 2.0 tools to capture critical learning conversations in both Core Curriculum and Rich and Relevant learning experiences in a conceptual curriculum, students self-reflection and self- reporting provides a deep picture into the meta-cognitive development of the learner and their understanding of how they learn, accelerating self empowerment.


Speakers
JM

Janet McCarroll

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


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:35pm - 3:40pm EDT
St. James - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

4:00pm EDT

Rethinking Professional Development

It’s not the gadgets, tools and wires that will change the culture of learning. It’s how you create a vision that withstands the rush of new tools, and how you use them for collaboration, communication and critical thinking that will radically change the teaching and learning process. New technology does not change teaching and learning practices, not without a clear vision and innovative practices to engage students in becoming more self directed problem finders. 

How can we make use of these tools to expand learning and foster critical thought? What programmatic trends distinguish schools on the leading edge of using technology for global education? How can a school’s professional development program help teachers embrace these opportunities? What technologies are educators talking about? How can administrators become more aware of tools like Twitter so they can make informed decisions about policy? What are ways administrators can help model implementation of technology? Come to this forum and be prepared to share your experiences and explore your questions to help envision the future of your school, implementation of 1:1 programs and more.

Leave with a unified goal for teaching and learning with technology and ideas for how to evaluate the teaching with technology that occurs within your school in order to assess the impact your investment has.


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 →


Thursday July 17, 2014 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
Georgian - 2nd Floor
 
Friday, July 18
 

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