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Teaching Global Communication Skills [clear filter]
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
 

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

Music Production for NON Musicians
Music is so important to all of us. And, for so many years, if one didn't catch the music instrument bug early (or frankly couldn't afford an instrument), you became a listener, not a participant. NOW..... STOP THE PRESSES! LISTEN! ANYONE CAN MAKE MUSIC! PROMISE! This workshop will focus on how digital technology has allowed us to have access to instruments and our own professional production studio. Also, we have easy access to a plethora of FREE online just-in-time lessons and tutorials. Now, from idea— to having a song up on iTunes, is a process that can take a few hours (or less). Think about that! No longer do you need to worry about copyright issues (from using other people’s music) when your students are creating their own music. This will be a FUN and LOUD workshop. COME! Spend about an hour with us and BECOME THE MUSICIAN YOU’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE!

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Ruvalcaba

Elizabeth Ruvalcaba

Filmmaker/Studio Manager, Alas Media
Elizabeth grew up in a multimedia rich environment. Having been a part of the world renown SFETT, a program created by media coach, Marco Torres, she benefited directly from the use of media in the classroom. Alas Media understands the importance of giving students multiple ways to... Read More →
avatar for Rosa Ruvalcaba

Rosa Ruvalcaba

Filmmaker/Educator, Alas Media
Rosa grew up in a multimedia rich environment. Having been a part of the world renown SFETT, a program created by media coach, Marco Torres, she benefited directly from the use of media in the classroom. Alas Media understands the importance of giving students multiple ways to express... 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 →


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

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

11:45am EDT

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

Speakers
avatar for Chrissy Boydstun

Chrissy Boydstun

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

Brian Boydstun

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


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

1:10pm EDT

Cultivating #newliteracies
How can we model and help our students develop skills in the new literacies of the digital world? How does one "craft a tweet"? What are the nuances of hashtagging? What are the aesthetics necessary for effective vlogging? How do we cultivate and maintain a positive presence in social media? Our students are the "prosumer", publishing generation and require social and media skills that transcend physical space. This presentation will offer tips, tools, and examples to assist in integrating and supporting the "new literacies" in one's classroom and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Burvall

Amy Burvall

Author and Consultant, Education Consultant and Author
Amy Burvall is a professional recombinant, frequent flâneuse, and itinerant artist. After 25 years in the classroom she is currently consulting, creating, and curating in the fields of creativity, visual thinking, and digital literacies. She was an early YouTuber with her History... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 1:10pm - 2:15pm EDT
Terrace - Lower Level Boston Park Plaza

1:10pm EDT

Peace Corps: Educating Educators Globally

The Peace Corps offers educators a variety of ways to bring their teaching skills and experience overseas by working as an educator in one of 64 developing countries around the world, ranging from primary education to university English teaching. Educators return from their Peace Corps service with new cross-cultural skills, and more resourceful ways of teaching underserved populations. Peace Corps also allows U.S. based classrooms an opportunity to connect with students in Peace Corps countries through WorldWise Schools, using letter writing and the internet as communication tools. 


Speakers
avatar for Katrina Deutsch

Katrina Deutsch

Recruiter, Peace Corps
Katrina started traveling during the summers in college with a student group on campus, making documentaries about social issues while volunteering. Through the organization she traveled to South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Cambodia, Thailand and Ethiopia. After graduating from... Read More →


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

1:10pm EDT

Mindfulness in the Classroom: Increase the 'Wow!' by Staying in the Now
During the 2013-2014 school year, Upper School and Middle School teaching colleagues at Zurich International School joined together in a groundbreaking program that focused on actively bringing Mindfulness techniques into the classroom. The course was led by Philippe Goldin, a research scientist in the Department of Psychology at Stanford University.
Mindfulness has powerful effects in any classroom, and serves to break down many barriers, allowing students to ""own their writing"" and take pride in celebrating their authentic voices, without fear or anxiety. They become more in-tune with their own senses, able to connect to the environment, describe their own feelings and emotions, and relate to others' experiences on a global scale.
Through incorporating Mindfulness exercises and writing strategies into class time with students, teachers can boost confidence and trust in a community of empathetic learners. Mindfulness involves being fully present, in the ""now"" moment, able to connect to the external world, while quieting the internal chatter that can stymie a learner's development and sense of freedom.
This hands-on session will focus on the many ways to incorporate Mindfulness into teaching practices, both in and out of the classroom. We will share active in-class techniques that apply Mindfulness to the practice of engaging students as empowered writers, learners, and global citizens.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Krause

Caitlin Krause

CEO, MindWise
Caitlin Krause is a globally-recognized learning expert, author, and keynote speaker. In her book Mindful by Design and through her organizational consulting, she helps individual leaders and teams leverage mindfulness, storytelling, and design principles to connect more deeply with... Read More →


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

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

4:00pm EDT

Peace Corps: Educating Educators Globally

The Peace Corps offers educators a variety of ways to bring their teaching skills and experience overseas by working as an educator in one of 64 developing countries around the world, ranging from primary education to university English teaching. Educators return from their Peace Corps service with new cross-cultural skills, and more resourceful ways of teaching underserved populations. Peace Corps also allows U.S. based classrooms an opportunity to connect with students in Peace Corps countries through WorldWise Schools, using letter writing and the internet as communication tools. 


Speakers
avatar for Katrina Deutsch

Katrina Deutsch

Recruiter, Peace Corps
Katrina started traveling during the summers in college with a student group on campus, making documentaries about social issues while volunteering. Through the organization she traveled to South Africa, Swaziland, Mozambique, Cambodia, Thailand and Ethiopia. After graduating from... Read More →


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

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
 
Friday, July 18
 

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

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

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