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Monday, February 9
 

8:30am

App Smashing & App Fluency (Advanced)
Limited Capacity filling up

In this hands-on, intensive, workshop, participants will explore advanced topics in classroom iPad integration such as App Fluency, App Smashing, curation, and collaboration. Advanced workflow strategies will be covered as well as multi-app combination scenarios to create new multimedia content. Participants in this workshop will push the boundaries of what is possible with iPads.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor & Google for Education Certified Trainer, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase "App Smashing," is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in... Read More →


Monday February 9, 2015 8:30am - 3:30pm
33 B

8:30am

Google Apps & iPads
Limited Capacity full
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Pre-Conference Workshop: February 9, 2015.
Google + iPad may be the ultimate combination. With the collaborative capabilities of Google Apps combined with the creative possibilities of iPads, it may be a perfect match. In this session, we will explore a number of ways to incorporate Google Drive and Google Apps into your iPad workflow as well as new opportunities to create and communicate through a number of Google's other tools and services.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor & Doctoral Student, EdTechTeacher & John Hopkins
Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents at nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern... Read More →


Monday February 9, 2015 8:30am - 3:30pm
33 B

8:30am

iPads in Middle/HS Classrooms
Limited Capacity full
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Pre-Conference Workshop: February 9, 2015.
This workshop focuses on effective iPad innovation from both a conceptual as well as a practical standpoint. Beginning with understanding the device itself and the features of the iOS, we will move along a path from consumption to creation to curation to connection. For teachers who are new to iPad, this workshop is a perfect starting point.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Kiang

Douglas Kiang

Speaker / Educator, EdTechTeacher / Punahou
Douglas Kiang is a dynamic speaker, teacher, and workshop presenter with over twenty years of teaching experience in independent schools at every grade level. He currently teaches computer science and heads the technology resource teachers group at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Douglas holds a Master's Degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard and is an Apple Distinguished Educator. He is the author of five bestselling... Read More →


Monday February 9, 2015 8:30am - 3:30pm
33 A

8:30am

iPads in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up
You need this ticket from Eventbrite to sign up: Pre-Conference Workshop: February 9, 2015.
From recording reading fluency, to developing storytelling skills, to demonstrating problem solving, iPads can be used in a myriad of ways in the elementary classroom. This workshop will focus specifically on iPad innovation at the K-4 level. We will explore apps and strategies specific to young learners to empower them as creators of their own learning artifacts.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Director & Co-Founder, EdTechTeacher
Tom Daccord, Director and Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher, has worked with schools, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as an educational technology speaker and instructor. He has authored three books and writes regularly for eSchool News.
avatar for Sabba Quidwai

Sabba Quidwai

Director of Innovative Learning, USC
Sabba Quidwai is a passionate educator with a love for creating innovative student-centered learning experiences driven by the following philosophy, "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." ~ Conficius. Sabba currently serves as the Director of Innovative Learning for USC Keck Medical School. Prior to joining USC, Sabba successfully led the technology-enhanced curriculum initiative at Fairmont Private Schools in... Read More →


Monday February 9, 2015 8:30am - 3:30pm
29C or 29D

8:30am

Unleashing Student Creativity with iPads (Advanced)
Limited Capacity full

This hands-on workshop will explore the many possible avenues for creative student expression made possible with iPads. Using a core suite of tools, we will explore the potential for combining media to build and publish collaborative projects. By the end of the day, we will have collaborated to complete a media rich eBook documenting our creative process. Participants will leave with a tangible product as well as a host of ideas to apply in their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Presenter & Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 21 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher during which time he has taught in public, private and alternative schools teaching in 1:1 iPad and Chromebook programs. He is an innovator in the creation and organization of online learning communities such as the #sschat, #1to1techat and #engsschat on Twitter. Shawn continues to develop innovative implementation strategies as a Social Studies teacher and department... Read More →


Monday February 9, 2015 8:30am - 3:30pm
31A

9:00am

Creation Station with Green Screen
Speakers

Monday February 9, 2015 9:00am - 3:15pm
31A
 
Tuesday, February 10
 

8:00am

The Power, Promise, and Pitfalls of Networks in Learning
Speakers
avatar for Alec Couros

Alec Couros

Associate Professor of Educational Technology, Univeristy of Regina
Dr. Alec Couros is an Associate Professor of educational technology and media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina. He has given hundreds of workshops and presentations, nationally and internationally, on topics such as openness in education, networked learning, social media in education, digital citizenship, and critical media literacy. His graduate and undergraduate courses help current and future educators understand how to use... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 30 A,B,C,D,E

9:30am

5 Days, 5 Weeks, 5 Months: What Great Teachers Do with iPads
An iPad provides unprecedented opportunities for mobile, personalized, and differentiated learning. So, what do skillful teachers do in the first 5 days, 5 weeks, or 5 months of an iPad classroom? By and large, great teachers identify important learning goals and construct innovative ipad-integration activities that help students reach these objectives. Come explore a range of creative and authentic K-12 tablet activities developed by talented and progressive educators from across the country -- and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Director & Co-Founder, EdTechTeacher
Tom Daccord, Director and Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher, has worked with schools, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as an educational technology speaker and instructor. He has authored three books and writes regularly for eSchool News.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
32 AB

9:30am

Capturing the Journey: Process Portfolios in Elementary Classrooms
We will explore ways to use Book Creator in conjunction with Skitch and Explain Everything to give young students a platform to capture their process and reflections for a particular unit of study. Participants will leave with concrete examples, lesson ideas, and steps to implement digital process portfolios in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Scholten

Kelly Scholten

Instructional Tech Coach and Librarian, Hillbrook
Kelly Scholten serves as the librarian and Lower School Instructional Technology Coach at Hillbrook, working with students and teachers in grades JK-4 to facilitate learning through the use of technology. Kelly has a passion for how technology can redefine teaching and learning, and currently coaches teachers in using iPads to foster a community of readers, writers, and problem solvers. Kelly has helped develop scope and sequence and lesson... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
29 D

9:30am

I'll Take You There! Optimizing Field Trips by Creating Authentic Learning Connections
Let’s go! Field trips or field studies provide students with the opportunity to participate in authentic learning that can engage them as participatory scientists, historians, artists, researchers, interviewers, or journalists (depending on your discipline) and also connect classroom content to the outside world. Whether your “out and about” field trip is local, national, or a virtual tour from your classroom, toting mobile devices gives students a connection to create and contribute as participatory citizens from wherever they are.

In this session, we’ll explore how students can be collectors and curators, researchers, citizen sleuths, practitioners, creators and reviewers as they visit, investigate, research and contribute to local or national projects. We’ll share some student examples on how art museum visits, local historical sites or citizen science projects have added to classroom learning and engagement. We’ll look at how students can partner with local or national entities and participate in compelling projects or create real world connections of their own. We’ll provide tips and techniques for setting up meaningful “on the go” learning activities and traveling with mobile devices on classroom field trips (no wifi necessary!). You’ll try out some apps and techniques that can enhance field trips, and during the session, we’ll take several field excursions of our own - just to get the hang of things.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Davis

Cheryl Davis

Technology Specialist, Acalanes Union High School District
Collaborating with teachers (and students) as they build engaging and dynamic learning activities and environments. Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, C-SPAN Teacher Fellow, Library of Congress TPS Mentor Advisory Group.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
29 B

9:30am

School Leadership in the Digital Age
With the infusion of iPads and other digital tools in our schools, it is important that school administrators, department heads, and other school leaders stay up to date with these resources and model best practice in order to maintain their place as instructional leaders. This session will focus on some of the ways that administrators can model best practice while also improving communication and collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Larkin

Patrick Larkin

Assistant Superintendent for Learning, Burlington Public Schools
Assistant Superintendent for Learning in Burlington Public Schools (MA), NASSP National Digital Principal Award Winner (2012), Former MA Assistant Principal of the Year, Led First 1:1 iPad High School Implementation In MA.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
29 C

9:30am

The Evolution of the Textbook
As hard as we worked on Life on Earth, we're convinced it is a transitional product--a bridge between where we've been and where we're going to be very soon. The customizability of textbooks and the integration with course structures like iTunes U is going to result in an ecosystem for learning that will hardly be recognizable. The Next Generation Science Standards present honorable goals for rising above the limitations of textbook as teaching instruments. We think the evolution of textbooks is going to be the vehicle for NGSS and other reform efforts to take hold. Life on Earth is the starting point.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan Ryan

Morgan Ryan

Director and co-author of E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth, Wilson Digital
Morgan Ryan has 25 years of experience developing science textbooks for university and high school students. In recent years he has focused on the potential of scientific visualization and digital media to replace textbooks and enrich the learning experience of students. He is the president and CEO of Wilson Digital, Inc., and was project director and co-author of E. O. Wilson’s Life on Earth.As Project Director for the Life on... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
33 A

9:30am

App-Smashing
Limited Capacity full

NOTE: This workshops offered twice. Beth and Greg will run a second session on Wednesday 9:30: http://sched.co/25aL 
Back by popular demand and offered twice during the conference, Beth and Greg will be challenging you to get hands-on with App Smashing. Bring your iPad loaded with your favorite multimedia apps such as Explain Everything, Book Creator, or iMovie and come test your app smashing mettle. We will have a series of challenges to allow you to experience and gain guidance in a fast-paced, hands-on laboratory environment.


“AppSmashing”



Please download the following apps prior to arriving at the conference:

Adobe Voice (free)

iMovie (4.99 or free with newer iPads)

Explain Everything (2.99)

Hyperlapse (free)

Book Creator (4.99 or Free Version - limited to 1 book)

ThingLink (free)

Google Drive (free)

Skitch (free)

Paper53 (free)

Canva (free)


 

Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor & Doctoral Student, EdTechTeacher & John Hopkins
Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents at nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern... Read More →
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor & Google for Education Certified Trainer, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase "App Smashing," is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
33 C

9:30am

Teach Coding by Developing the App First!
Limited Capacity full

In this session, I will show you how I went from not knowing any coding language to publishing my first app in the App store in just one month. I did not know ANY Objective C code at all - not one line. There is web-based software that allowed me to develop and publish an app first and then use Xcode to debug the app to learn how to code. That open source software provided me with the lines of code that I could use, modify and improve as needed. Anyone can learn to code - let me show you how can learn/teach coding using a web browser and Xcode 6!

Plus a special One More Thing segment... learn to code in Swift in your math classes using an iPad.



“Teach Coding by Developing the App First!”

Please download the following apps prior to arriving at the conference:

If you have access to a Mac, please bring it with the Xcode  (Free)  mac app on it.

For iPad:

Paper by 53

Notability ($4.99) or Penultimate (Free) for app sketches.


 

Speakers
avatar for Brian Foutty

Brian Foutty

Innovative Learning Specialist & App Developer, Trumbull Career & Technical Center
Brian is a 1994 and 1998 graduate of Kent State University with a BS in Secondary Math Education and M. Ed. in Special Education. He taught math for 19 years at the Trumbull Career & Technical Center in Warren, Ohio until recently moving into the position of Innovative Learning Specialist for the TCTC. He is now in charge of the districts' iPad 1:1 initiative and has been charged with implementing and maintaining the iPad deployment, MDM... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
33 B

10:45am

Communities of Learning: Sharing Products and Eliminating the 'Pile'
As the tools for student creation improve and yeild more creative and powerful products, what are we doing to make individual learning benefit community learning? What can we do to create communities of learning at the classrrom, grade and school wide levels?

Speakers
avatar for Shawn McCusker

Shawn McCusker

Presenter & Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 21 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher during which time he has taught in public, private and alternative schools teaching in 1:1 iPad and Chromebook programs. He is an innovator in the creation and organization of online learning communities such as the #sschat, #1to1techat and #engsschat on Twitter. Shawn continues to develop innovative implementation strategies as a Social Studies teacher and department... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
29 D

10:45am

Explain Everything & the Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit
How do you capture and evaluate the process of learning? Design and media creation tools enable students to demonstrate their understanding in ways that static worksheets, paper and pencil activities, and even skill-based applications are not able to do. There are four simple media creation processes that are possible on any mobile device: making photos, taking screenshots, filming videos, and creating screencasts. These processes form the Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit (QFAT). While connecting research with practice, participants will become familiar with case studies and examples while engaging in hands-on activities that are intended to help make connections between student-created artifacts of understanding, visible thinking, and formative assessment for learning.

Speakers
avatar for Reshan Richards

Reshan Richards

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Reshan Richards is faculty member at Columbia University and Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches an entrepreneurship course at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off. An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Reshan has an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M from Harvard... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
32 AB

10:45am

Planning, Funding, and Implementing a 1:1 Mobile Learning Initiative
From California to Maine, educators have acknowledged that providing mobile devices to all students and teachers afford users a dynamic, relevant, and individualized learning opportunity. Despite this fact, few have discussed the real world nuts and bolts process necessary to implement a district wide 1:1 mobile learning initiative from the ground up. This fast paced workshop will provide an overview of the Coachella Valley Unified School District’s 1:1 Mobile Learning Initiative and Measure X Bond, a voter approved bond used solely to purchase 18,000 iPads and fund the infrastructure improvements necessary to implement a district-wide 1:1 mobile learning initiative.
The session will provide participants with lessons learned, timelines, staff engagement and training practices, important infrastructure, and budgetary considerations when contemplating a mobile learning initiative. Also highlighted will be critical steps to take when developing and executing a successful voter-approved funding mechanism that involves technology.

Upon leaving, this workshop will help participants to answer the following questions:
What are the steps involved?
Who are the professionals I need to engage?
How do I to effectively educate my internal and external stakeholders regarding the benefits of 1:1 mobile learning?
How do I establish a culture of engagement and empowerment while asking my staff to revamp their entire curriculum and integrate dynamic mobile learning techniques?

Speakers
DA

Darryl Adams

Superintendent, Coachella Valley USD
Superintendent of Schools, Coachella Valley Unified School District
avatar for Michelle Murphy

Michelle Murphy

Executive Director of Technology Services/CTO, Coachella Valley Unified School District
Michelle Murphy managed the deployment of over 18,000 iPads to students in grades PreK-12. After the deployment's success, Michelle uses her CETPA Chief Technology Officer Training to manage all district technology, including this year's deployment, as well as Ed Tech Training for every CVUSD staff member.
IO

Israel Oliveros

Mobile Technology Coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District
Israel Oliveros demonstrated his abilities and passion for technology as a Systems Technician for Coachella Valley Unified School District. Israel’s natural abilities to organize and develop action plans led him to become the Director of Technology to oversee CVUSD’s Mobile Learning Initiative under the direction of Dr. Darryl Adams and Michelle Murphy. As Director of Technology, Israel remains one of the key individuals who ensures success... Read More →
avatar for Edward Simoneau

Edward Simoneau

Ed Tech Coordinator, Coachella Valley Unified School District
As a teacher, Edward Simoneau used Minecraft to have students redesign their school. Edward then used his passion to serve under Dr. Darryl Adams and Michelle Murphy as Ed Tech Coordinator. Edward has a major role in Coachella Valley USD’s deployment of over 18,000 iPads. In addition to the deployment, Edward’s focus is to plan professional development that supports the needs of students and teachers in preparing for the Common Core and... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
29 B

10:45am

Redefining Curriculum with Open Educational Resources and Teacher-Created Content
With the wealth of digital resources available and the software tools at their disposal, teachers can exert greater control than ever over the content of their courses and classrooms. In this session, we will describe our school's movement away from traditional textbooks to teacher-created resources that allowed for greater flexibility, engagement, and creation without sacrificing content and learning objectives. We will discuss open educational resources such as the CK-12 organization, Project Gutenberg, Creative Commons, and others as well as explore the tools used to undertake such a project, such as iBooks Author, BookCreator, ThingLink, iAd Producer, Keynote, Tumult Hype, et al.

Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Frank

Kenneth Frank

Computer Department Chairman, Kellenberg Memorial High School
Ken is an English Teacher and Computer Department Chair at Kellenberg Memorial High School, a Catholic school serving grades 6-12 in Uniondale, NY. With the school's 1:1 iPad transition, Ken oversaw the creation of the school's digital texts, working with teachers to create course-length iBooks and ePubs. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator (2015) and a BookCreator Ambassador.
avatar for Thomas Kennedy

Thomas Kennedy

History and Computer Teacher, Kellenberg Memorial High School
Tom is a History teacher who previously served the school in its I.T. Department. He authored the school's World History teaching materials and trained the department in their use.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
29 C

10:45am

Teach Like Pythagoras, Learn Like the Jetsons
The Standards for Mathematical Practice guide teachers to not only focus on what to teach but also how students learn mathematics. With Common Core, teachers are also expected to teach rigorous content and in a different way. iPad is just the tool for the job. Join a middle school teacher and two of her students in an exploration of tools and activities that motivate, engage, and help students become mathematical thinkers.

There are 8 standards for mathematical practice that guide problem solving in the classroom. The skills expected of students force teachers to take a different role in the classroom. As students investigate, develop understanding of material, and arrive at their own conjectures around mathematics, teachers move away from the direct instruction approach and become facilitators of learning. The Standards for Mathematical Practice make students independent learners, critical thinkers, and problem solvers. This requires a different way of teaching and learning.

The goals and objectives of this session are to arm teachers with an understanding of the Standards for Mathematical Practice and align tools, activities, and projects that support them. See how students use iPads to access rich content, organize and formulate their thinking, and share what they learned in creative ways. Participants will explore online resources such as Desmos, Geometer’s Sketch Pad, and interactive websites as well as hear how students use devices to create meaning of content and express their learning using learning management systems, projects, blogging, screencasting and more. Join the discussion and contribute your own ideas and experiences. Participants will leave the session with resources, tools, and projects they can take back and try in their own educational setting.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Garcia

Julie Garcia

Teacher, Innovation Middle School
This is a brief bio.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
33 A

10:45am

Don't Miss Your 'App'Ortunity to Write in the 21st Century!
Limited Capacity full

I will be sharing eight specific apps with the audience that can be used with students through the lens of a Writer’s Workshop - where students are given opportunities to choose their topics and tools. Keeping this in mind, The Common Core State Standards outline two key anchor standards that target writing and technology. My purpose is to give exposure to different apps and show ways I have used them in a variety of grade level classrooms.



Don't Miss Your "App"Ortunity to Write in the 21st Century!

Please download the following Free apps prior to arriving at the conference.

Popplet (Lite)

Skitch

ABC Mouse

Red Stamp

Educreations

Lifecards

Book Creator

Croak It

Kahoots 

Speakers
avatar for Brandee Ramirez

Brandee Ramirez

Instructional Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Brandee Ramirez has been in education for sixteen years and is currently a Connect Coach for Tustin Unified School District. Her main role is to coach teachers and students on finding their passion and how to incorporate technology into their daily classroom routines. She advises for Age of Learning/ABCmouse.com, is a UCI Writing Project Fellow, was Teacher of the Year-2013. She also works closely with COTSEN and Educator's Cooperative. She has... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
33 B

10:45am

Keeping It All Together: How Skaffl Keeps Students Organized in Learning in the 1:1 iPad Classroom
Limited Capacity full

If you are a 1:1 iPad teacher looking for fun new ways to use creative apps we have the session for you. In this workshop session we’ll play with some great apps that you may have overlooked, and learn together how to app-smash to unleash your student’s creativity. No matter what grade or subject you teach you will find something new that you can take back to the classroom with you next week. Bring your iPad and a list of your favorite apps for this hands on learning experience.

This session will also show you how to master the workflow on an iPad, something that can be one of the most challenging aspects of using iPads in the classroom. I’ll show you how with Skaffl you can not just have students turn in their great work for assessment, but keep them organized and learning from what they have created.

Speakers
RC

Rita Chesterton

Rita is a former teacher and technology specialist at a 1:1 iPad district with over 5 years experience providing technology focused PD to educators in grades K-12. She helped to organize EdCamp NYC and EdCamp Lehigh Valley. In 2014, she left the classroom to go full time with the company she co-founded, Skaffl. Skaffl develops an app for the iPad classroom that saves teachers time and keeps students organize by simplifying workflow.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
33 C

1:00pm

Design-Engage-Connect
Learn how to redefine your classroom by allowing students a voice in their education. Inspire them to be creative problem solvers and help them make an impact on society. Design lessons around student interest, engage them by giving them a voice, and connect them to the world by providing them an audience.
Join this session to see how a high school classroom is running a student designed and managed online course that has over 34,000 subscribers from all over the world. Specific projects and examples will be shared.
Learn how to engage your students to take charge of their learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Jodie Deinhammer

Jodie Deinhammer

Science Teacher & Apple Distinguished Educators, Coppell High School
Mrs. Deinhammer has been teaching science Coppell ISD for over 18 years. She was the 2015 Texas Region 10 Secondary Teacher of the Year and is an Apple Distinguished Educator.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
29 D

1:00pm

Fostering Interest and Engagement in Nonfiction Reading: Exploring Informational Texts with the iPad
One of the keys of teaching is helping students connect with the content they are learning about. iPads foster inquiry-based thinking, allowing students to engage with content in a way that wasn’t possible with a two-dimensional worksheet. Additionally, giving students the autonomy to own their own tech experiences can have enormous impact.

With more and more focus being placed on teaching nonfiction texts, it can be difficult to keep students interested in the content and engaged in learning. Fortunately, teachers have an incredible resource on-hand: the iPad. Technology opens up an entirely new world of possibilities in learning, from interactive stories and leveled-text, to creative multimedia content, students are able to integrate ideas and take in information in a more meaningful way.

When students are engaged in the learning process, and able to interact with the texts at the push of a button—or swipe of the screen—they feel more connected with the content, which creates buy-in. But as teachers know better than anyone, learning doesn’t start and end on the screen. Using interactive material on the iPads prompts students to investigate topics and language further, and allows teachers to host classroom discussions on the content students have just engaged with. This session will help educators plan an iPad lesson focused on nonfiction text and student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Janice Killelea

Janice Killelea

Third Grade Teacher, Mineola Union Free School District
Janice Killelea has been an elementary educator for 25 years. She currently teaches third grade at the Mineola School district in Long Island, NY. When Ms. Killelea’s school district incorporated iPads in a 1:1 program in the classroom, she embraced the initiative with excitement and enthusiasm. Janice is constantly seeking multiple ways to incorporate the iPad in her instructional practice.She is committed to creating student learning... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
32 AB

1:00pm

The iPad Field Trip
Learn a framework for structuring student work prior to a field trip, and tips on creating a collaborative field trip guide rich with multimedia and personal observations. Explore the technical side of authoring in iBooks Author, and pick up some tips for combining student work into one volume and distributing it to multiple iPads. These tips and suggestions will help teachers who want to make more out of field trips by involving kids in actively researching, constructing, and sharing.

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Kiang

Douglas Kiang

Speaker / Educator, EdTechTeacher / Punahou
Douglas Kiang is a dynamic speaker, teacher, and workshop presenter with over twenty years of teaching experience in independent schools at every grade level. He currently teaches computer science and heads the technology resource teachers group at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Douglas holds a Master's Degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard and is an Apple Distinguished Educator. He is the author of five bestselling... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
33 A

1:00pm

The School Leader's iPad Implementation Checklist
Your school has decided to go ahead with that iPad pilot or rollout: what now? Or you are a year or two into the process, and the crisis fires are out and the dust has settled: how do you keep the focus on improving student learning? In this session, we'll examine some of the critical considerations for teacher-leaders, IT staff, principals and other administators leading iPad efforts in schools and districts. We'll explore a checklist of key strategies for success, drawn from educational research and the example of the most successful early iPad implementations.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

Co-Founder & Director of PK12, EdTechTeacher & MIT
Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher. He also currently serves as the Executive Director of the PK12 Initiative at MIT, a research scientist in the MIT Office of Digital Learning, a Lecturer in the MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program, and a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
29 C

1:00pm

Tonka Teacher Talks: A Best Practice Showcase from Five Secondary 1:1 iPad Teachers
This breakout session will feature five Minnetonka, Minnesota, 1:1 iPad secondary teachers sharing their best practices, favorite ideas, and tips for iPad integration in their curricular area for ten minutes each: Middle & High School Science, Art, Math, and Social Studies.
Minnetonka is a suburban school district near Minneapolis with 10,000 students in the fourth year of a 1:1 iPad program. All 4,500 students in grades 7-12 are issued an iPad. The program uses digital curriculum materials, student collaboration tools, and individualized instruction in all subject areas with the goal of enhancing student learning.
Come see the great things happening in Minnetonka classrooms with iPads and hear directly from these teachers!

Speakers
avatar for Dave Eisenmann

Dave Eisenmann

Director of Technology, Minnetonka Public Schools
Dave Eisenmann, M.A.Ed., has been the Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services at Minnetonka Public Schools since 2003. Dave manages instructional technology projects, implementations, and staff development related to curriculum and instruction. Dave spent four years as an elementary school teacher and four years as a middle school teacher prior to his current position. He is an adjunct professor at Saint Mary’s University of... Read More →
avatar for Kim Hoehne

Kim Hoehne

Technology Integrationist/Science Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
Kim Hoehne has been teaching science at Minnetonka High School for 18 years. Kim received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Bethel University and became a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in 2010. She has a passion for integrating inquiry with technology in her classroom.  Kim has also been a Tech TOSA, a Teacher Instructional Coach, a Department Chair and is currently a part of the Instructional Leadership team at MHS. She has... Read More →
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Angie Kallman

Middle School Math Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
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Jennifer Morcomb

7th Grade Life Science Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
Jennifer Morcomb has been a 7th grade life science teacher at Minnetonka Public Schools for five years and science department chair for the past year. She graduated with a Masters in Education from the University of Minnesota. This year is her first year teaching 1:1 with iPads in the classroom. She has a passion for making science engaging and takes students with her every summer to Costa Rica for hands-on education, service projects and... Read More →
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Emily Swagel

Middle School Visual Arts Teacher, Minnetonka Public Schools
Emily Swagel is a 6th and 7th grade visual arts teacher and department chair at Minnetonka Public Schools. She has 17 years of classroom experience with students at the middle and high school level. Emily looks to make art an engaging experience for all her students and strives to bring real-world applications for art learning to the curriculum. Emily holds has a Masters in Fine Arts and Secondary Education and certificate in Educational... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
29 B

1:00pm

Augmented Reality: Engaged in Technology or Learning?
Limited Capacity full

Augmented Reality has captured the imagination of innovative educators worldwide. But with such an engaging mode of technology, how do we harness the persuasive power of Augmented Reality to enhance learning and fully engage students in the process of learning? Participants in this session will create an effective Augmented Reality experience by linking a self created personalised tutorial created in Explain Everything with the Augmented Reality App Aurasma. The data collected from a formal study at Matthew Flinders College in Australia in 2013 will be analysed in order for participants to gain a better understanding of effective use of Augmented Reality.



“Augmented Reality: Engaged in Technology or Learning?”

Please download the following apps prior to arriving at the conference:

Aurasma  Free

Explain Everything  $2.99 

Speakers
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Paul Hamilton

Author, App Developer, & Apple Distinguished Educator
Paul is a leader and innovator in the Edtech world. Renowned for his work in Augmented Reality and iBeacon technology, Paul is a best selling Published Author, App Developer and sought after Keynote Speaker. The creators of Estimote, one of the first growing technology companies in the world, have labelled Paul an “Edtech Pioneer” Paul is an Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2013) and a 2013 Finalist – International EdTech Digest... Read More →
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Beth Holland

Instructor & Doctoral Student, EdTechTeacher & John Hopkins
Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents at nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
33 C

1:00pm

Blogging & Social Emotional Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Everyday, my third grade students and I worked together to build a respectful community. Please join me for a hands-on tutorial on how to use blogs to further develop social emotional learning in your classroom.



"Blogging & Social Emotional Learning"

Please download these Free apps prior to attending the conference:
KidBlog

Google Slides

Google Docs  

Please create a google account if you don’t already have one


 

Speakers
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Elizabeth Wright

3rd Grade Teacher, Hillbrook School
Elizabeth Wright is a third grade teacher and lifelong learner at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos, California. She is especially interested in the social emotional development of students, as well as encouraging all students to love math as much as she does! She enjoys her experience using both laptops and iPads to further advance student learning at the elementary level and learning from her mistakes along the way.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
33 B

2:15pm

iPad Video Creation
Beyond point and shoot, this workshop will explore the many possibilities for creating video with the iPad that allow a level of creativity that is not possible by limiting creation to the iPad video camera. Through a combination of screencasting, animation, video editing, green screening and app-smashing, we will explore the many ways in which video creation can play a role in the classroom and how a nearly limitless number of approaches can be taken to support student learning. Along with the technical side of video creation we will also address the fundamental question of "why" and how it pertains to video creation in the classroom.

Speakers
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Greg Kulowiec

Instructor & Google for Education Certified Trainer, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase "App Smashing," is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
32 AB

2:15pm

Moving Beyond Analog to Digital Translation - A Case Study in Curricular Transformation
In 2010, the UC Irvine School of Medicine was the first medical school in the US to implement a fully digital, iPad-based curriculum. Branded as “iMedEd,” the curriculum began to mature from digital notes and textbooks to a full “reboot” of medical education at UC Irvine where active learning, student engagement, and innovation became the new framework for training medical students.

Speakers
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Warren Wiechmann

Emergency Medicine Physician and the Associate Dean of Instructional Technology, University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
Dr. Warren Wiechmann is and Emergency Medicine Physician and the Associate Dean of Instructional Technology at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the project leader for the school’s iMedEd Initiative, a comprehensive digital overhaul of the curriculum which uses the iPad as its centerpiece for curricular innovation. Dr. Wiechmann’’s unique programming enabled him to enhance different facets of the... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
33 A

2:15pm

Social Media is Learning Media
This session will look at concrete examples of how social media tools can be used by staff and students to enhance learning. Burlington Public Schools (MA) has incorporated social media resources to increase engagement levels for students, staff, and parents. In addition, the school district’s use of these tools has created some unique opportunities for students.

Speakers
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Patrick Larkin

Assistant Superintendent for Learning, Burlington Public Schools
Assistant Superintendent for Learning in Burlington Public Schools (MA), NASSP National Digital Principal Award Winner (2012), Former MA Assistant Principal of the Year, Led First 1:1 iPad High School Implementation In MA.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
29 D

2:15pm

The Invisible iPad - Redefining Our Sense of Purpose When Learning With Technology
When learning with technology, our tools tend to drive our objectives rather than the other way around. Too often, our students set out to create iMovies, Explain Everythings, and Digital Books - instead of setting out to learn through the use of apps and technological tools. “Doing an iPad project” is not the essence of what we are trying to accomplish. Rather, as educators who integrate technology, we need to guide students in understanding how and why they use their iPad to enter new dimensions of learning previously unachievable without technology. As we move towards truly invisible technology, students will understand the value and purpose of the tools at their fingertips, and how to utilize their power to create and curate meaningful experiences in learning - and in life.

Speakers
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Michael Cohen

Director of Educational Technology, Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy
Rabbi Michael Cohen is the creator of the “Invisible iPad” approach to technology use in education, a topic on which he has presented at several conferences, institutions, and a featured article on MindShift.com. Due to this innovative approach, Michael was selected to join the Apple Distinguished Educators Class of 2015. Michael is currently the Director of Educational Technology at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills. He holds... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
29 C

2:15pm

Panel Discussion: iPads in the Elementary Classroom
Join in the conversation: iPads in the Elementary Classroom.

Speakers
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Kali Baird

Director of Education Technology, San Domenico School
As the Director of Education Technology for San Domenico School, an Apple Distinguished School, Kali works with teachers and students of many levels, K-12, designing and supporting the use of technology and digital citizenship. In this role, she also collaborates with others to implement effective teacher professional development for grades K-12. Additionally, to maintain a healthy partnership with San Domenico parents, she designs and... Read More →
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Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

Director of Innovation & Educational Technology Co, Plato Academy
Nikolaos Chatzopoulos (Nik) is currently the Director of Innovation and Educational Technology Coordinator at Superior Schools, the management company of Plato Academy Schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He is also the host and organizer of ST4T, an annual EdTech conference in Clearwater, FL. Nik has taught Elementary Math and Science for 10 years in public and charter schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a technology enthusiast, and enjoys... Read More →
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Paul Hamilton

Author, App Developer, & Apple Distinguished Educator
Paul is a leader and innovator in the Edtech world. Renowned for his work in Augmented Reality and iBeacon technology, Paul is a best selling Published Author, App Developer and sought after Keynote Speaker. The creators of Estimote, one of the first growing technology companies in the world, have labelled Paul an “Edtech Pioneer” Paul is an Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2013) and a 2013 Finalist – International EdTech Digest... Read More →
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Beth Holland

Instructor & Doctoral Student, EdTechTeacher & John Hopkins
Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents at nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern... Read More →
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Lainie Rowell

Consultant, November Learning
Lainie Rowell is an independent professional developer and consultant. She works closely with educators to find innovative ways to improve teaching and learning. | | Prior to this, Lainie taught Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 6th grade. In 2002, she took on a role as a site-level professional developer which progressed to a position as a district-level K-12 educational technology coordinator supporting 22,000 students and 1,200 teachers at 33... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
29 B

2:15pm

#makemathsocial with CueThink. Unleash Peer-to-Peer Math Learning and Capture Student Thinking
Limited Capacity full

This Innovation Lab is a hands-on, deep dive into the connections between a problem solving framework, the mathematical practice standards, and support for students’ mathematical conversations. We will be using the CueThink platform for this purpose, an iPad application developed to foster digital creativity and deep learning.
In this session, participants become active peer-to-peer problem solvers, and experience how an end-to-end platform enhances student engagement and mathematical thinking. They will work through Polya’s four phases of problem solving and use annotation tools to provide intelligent feedback to peer’s math solutions. Our approach resembles Bansho, an instructional strategy that captures the development of students’ individual and collective thinking. We hope to have local students to facilitate this process.
Examples of student generated “thinklets” will be shared, framed as opportunities for professional learning directed at teaching strategies for 21st century skills such as formative assessment, communication, collaboration and critical thinking.

Leaving the lab, participants will retain access to their CueThink accounts, thinklets, and content that can serve as as exemplars of metacognitive problem solving to bring back to their classrooms. After the conference, CueThink will host #makemathsocial twitter chats to continue the conversations and encourage more teachers in the community to share best practices on problem solving.
CueThink has been designed to improve students' math problem-solving skills. At the heart of the platform are ""thinklets"" - video vignettes of solution strategies created by students with the help of scaffolds and rubrics. As learners develop systematic problem-solving skills, they are also able to share and learn from peers ""just like me"" while building a rich portfolio of strategies. CueThink leverages what students already know and do well – social media, content publishing, and gaming - and brings those experiences to the math classrooms, thereby deepening student engagement and learning.


“#makemathsocial. Unleash Peer-to-Peer Math Learning and Capture Student Thinking”


Please download CueThink before arriving at the iPad Summit. 

Speakers
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Dena Glynn

4/5 Teacher, Poway Unified School District
Dena is a grade 4/5 teacher from San Diego. She is passionate about all things ed. tech and redesigning education as we know it. Having worked for over twenty years in education, Dena is constantly in awe at how technology literally transforms learning and, when students are put in the driver's seat, "edu-amazing" things happen. See feels fortunate to work at a site with 1:1 iPads and recognized as an Apple Distinguished School. .
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Norma Gordon

Chief Academic Officer, CueThink
I am excited to brings STEM, Edtech, and almost 20 years of school, district, and state level public education experience to this workshop. I have enjoyed teaching, coaching, curriculum development and professional development for mathematics teaching and learning as well as effective and engaging classroom (technology) strategies. One passion of mine is supporting diverse and all student populations (students with disabilities, english... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
33 B

2:15pm

All Aboard: Become an Author with iBooks Author
Limited Capacity full

Have you ever wanted to write your own book? Have you ever wanted to curate your own resources for students in your class? In this hands on session we'll introduce you to iBooks Author - a free and powerful creation tool that allows you to create beautiful, engaging and multi-touch iBooks. We'll show you how to use the widgets within iBooks and how to import a variety of other tools that will bring your content to life. We’ll also take a look at how you can use third party widgets to integrate interactive content redefining a students user experience with a book. From choosing a template, creating chapters/sections to creating interactive graphics we’ll get you on your way to becoming an author.



"All Aboard: Become an Author with iBooks Author"

Please download the following prior to attending the conference.

IBooks Author (free)

IBooks (free)

Keynote (optional) 

Speakers
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Matt Baier

Director of the Center for Innovation, Cathedral Catholic
Matt Baier is the Director of the Center for Innovation at Cathedral Catholic High School, a 1:1 iPad school in San Diego, CA. His responsibilities include training and helping teachers integrate technology in their classes, creating and managing the online course program, facilitating tech training for parents, and leading outreach and training initiatives for parochial schools in the San Diego area. He also runs "iPads in the Classroom: A... Read More →
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Sabba Quidwai

Director of Innovative Learning, USC
Sabba Quidwai is a passionate educator with a love for creating innovative student-centered learning experiences driven by the following philosophy, "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." ~ Conficius. Sabba currently serves as the Director of Innovative Learning for USC Keck Medical School. Prior to joining USC, Sabba successfully led the technology-enhanced curriculum initiative at Fairmont Private Schools in... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
33 C

3:30pm

Creating Coherence: Connecting Technology and Learning Goals
In too many U.S. school districts, technology purchases and programs are not connected to strategic learning goals for students. Districts and schools make iPad purchases, and then teachers are left to individually use the technology however they see fit. This model can promote pockets of excellence, but it rarely leads to systematic adoption of technology in support of meaningful learning. In this interactive session, we'll explore a case study of competing and complementary approaches to connecting learning goals to a technology integration plan. Participants will leave the session with a variety of effective strategies for helping teams, departments, schools and districts strategically use technology to support student learning and achievement. This session will be almost entirely participant small-group discussions of a case study--a great chance to meet new people and have rich conversations about complex problems. (For those more interested in a lecture from Justin, see his earlier session).

Speakers
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Justin Reich

Co-Founder & Director of PK12, EdTechTeacher & MIT
Justin Reich is the co-founder of EdTechTeacher. He also currently serves as the Executive Director of the PK12 Initiative at MIT, a research scientist in the MIT Office of Digital Learning, a Lecturer in the MIT Scheller Teacher Education Program, and a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
29 D

3:30pm

SAMR-ific: An Apptastic Journey Through The SAMR Model
All classrooms and grade levels will benefit from this fun and fast paced SAMR-ific session! The Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) Model is a framework for technology use in the classroom that strongly impacts teaching and learning. Teachers will learn new and innovative ways to climb the SAMR model from the Substitution to Redefinition levels using project based learning apps. Three Apple Distinguished Program teachers will share their ideas that incorporate a variety of apps, Common Core State Standards, and project based learning activities. The strategies will correlate to the SAMR model and make learning and teaching fun and exciting. All the content and strategies presented within this session will be available online to access, modify, and implement for use in the classroom. The ultimate goal is to provide a platform for teachers to acquire a variety of learning tools and projects that move from the Substitution level up through the Redefinition level of the SAMR model. Giving several examples of project based learning on CCSS for each level will ensure success. Attendees of this session will walk away with projects ideas and knowledge that will inspire and engage student learning that can be implemented in the classroom immediately.

Speakers
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Alina Mills

Teacher, Fullerton School District
Alina Mills has taught 22 rewarding and challenging years for the Fullerton School District.  Keeping up with changes in curriculum, teaching practices and technology keeps her busy with discovering new and innovative ways to instruct, engage, and improve skills needed for her students' educational success.  Alina has had the opportunity to teach in a one to one iOS device classroom for the past 8 years, making 21st Century learning a priority... Read More →
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Kyle Myers

Teacher on Special Assignment, Fullerton School District
Sometimes Kyle thinks if he wasn’t a teacher he’d be a handsome billionaire, but then the alarm goes off. Frowning face emoji! He has been teaching in a 1 to 1 iPad classroom and now has the awesome job of being a Teacher on Special Assignment. Prior to 2010 Kyle was not your typical “tech guy”. He actually never even owned, held, or touched an iPhone, iPod, or iPad. He now owns all three! Be ready for some of his signature Trivia... Read More →
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Tracy Ramont

Tracy Ramont, Fullerton School District
I am a 5th grade teacher at an Apple Distinguished Program School. For the past 28 years I have worked at a Title One school, dealing with the challenge of meeting the needs of a diverse population of learners. I began working with technology in 2009, when we adopted a 1:1 iPod program. In 2011 I upgraded to iPads. From 2014 to 2016 a was fortunate to be selected as a Cotsen fellow in Language Arts. About two years ago I began working with... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
29 C

3:30pm

Transforming Learning with an Authentic Audience
How does learning and understanding change when students have an authentic audience to showcase what they know? How can you increase a deeper understanding of knowledge and change student motivation for learning? iPads give students access to the world and allow them to make connections to a REAL audience. With this audience (global, local, community, and family), a learner’s sense of purpose and understanding increases. From raising money for water wells in India, to creating iBooks to teach younger students about lab safety, making connections to others allows for stronger engagement and powerful feedback. See how you can erase the question “Why do I have to do this?” from students’ thoughts and learn how you can create an authentic learning platform for your students to make a real impact on each other, on their campus, and in their society.

Speakers
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Rhoda Hahn

Science teacher, Westlake Academy
Rhoda is an MYP 7th and 9th Grade Science teacher at Westlake Academy, an IBO World School in Texas. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences and has enjoyed the last several years cultivating scientific curiosity in her students. Rhoda loves to find ways to engage her students in an 1:1 iPad learning environment in real and meaningful ways. A cup of coffee and a pastry are her best friends!


Tuesday February 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
33 A

3:30pm

Unleashing Classroom Creativity
The Ultimate Evidence of Learning is Creation, but what will it take to make the creative classroom a reality? This session will explore the many possible avenues for creative student expression made possible with the iPad or Chrome books. The focus will be on what is necessary to create a CULTURE of creation in your school or classroom. Other topics to be addressed include assessing creative products, student choice, sharing student creations and using creation as formative and summative assessment.

Speakers
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Shawn McCusker

Presenter & Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Shawn McCusker has 21 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher during which time he has taught in public, private and alternative schools teaching in 1:1 iPad and Chromebook programs. He is an innovator in the creation and organization of online learning communities such as the #sschat, #1to1techat and #engsschat on Twitter. Shawn continues to develop innovative implementation strategies as a Social Studies teacher and department... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
32 AB

3:30pm

Panel Discussion: iPads in the Middle/High School Classrooms
Join in the discussion!

Speakers
avatar for Matt Baier

Matt Baier

Director of the Center for Innovation, Cathedral Catholic
Matt Baier is the Director of the Center for Innovation at Cathedral Catholic High School, a 1:1 iPad school in San Diego, CA. His responsibilities include training and helping teachers integrate technology in their classes, creating and managing the online course program, facilitating tech training for parents, and leading outreach and training initiatives for parochial schools in the San Diego area. He also runs "iPads in the Classroom: A... Read More →
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Michael Cohen

Director of Educational Technology, Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy
Rabbi Michael Cohen is the creator of the “Invisible iPad” approach to technology use in education, a topic on which he has presented at several conferences, institutions, and a featured article on MindShift.com. Due to this innovative approach, Michael was selected to join the Apple Distinguished Educators Class of 2015. Michael is currently the Director of Educational Technology at Harkham Hillel Hebrew Academy in Beverly Hills. He holds... Read More →
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Cheryl Davis

Technology Specialist, Acalanes Union High School District
Collaborating with teachers (and students) as they build engaging and dynamic learning activities and environments. Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher, C-SPAN Teacher Fellow, Library of Congress TPS Mentor Advisory Group.
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Brian Foutty

Innovative Learning Specialist & App Developer, Trumbull Career & Technical Center
Brian is a 1994 and 1998 graduate of Kent State University with a BS in Secondary Math Education and M. Ed. in Special Education. He taught math for 19 years at the Trumbull Career & Technical Center in Warren, Ohio until recently moving into the position of Innovative Learning Specialist for the TCTC. He is now in charge of the districts' iPad 1:1 initiative and has been charged with implementing and maintaining the iPad deployment, MDM... Read More →
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Greg Kulowiec

Instructor & Google for Education Certified Trainer, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase "App Smashing," is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in... Read More →
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Reshan Richards

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Reshan Richards is faculty member at Columbia University and Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches an entrepreneurship course at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off. An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Reshan has an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M from Harvard... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
29 B

3:30pm

Coding By Design: A Design-First Approach to Coding
Limited Capacity full

If we teach differently to kids who think differently, they can change the world. Programming courses too often involve textbook exercises, robotics, rockets, or race cars. But computer science isn’t just for CS majors. Programming involves patient problem-solving, creativity, design, and collaboration, areas in which many kids, particularly girls, have typically excelled. Experience an innovative new approach to teaching programming using cutting-programming tools to explore art, games, puzzles, and stories.


"Coding by Design"

Please download these apps prior to attending the conference.
AppGyver Scanner
(free)   If you have an iPhone,  you may want to download it on that, too.

Scratch Jr. (free)   


 

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Kiang

Douglas Kiang

Speaker / Educator, EdTechTeacher / Punahou
Douglas Kiang is a dynamic speaker, teacher, and workshop presenter with over twenty years of teaching experience in independent schools at every grade level. He currently teaches computer science and heads the technology resource teachers group at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Douglas holds a Master's Degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard and is an Apple Distinguished Educator. He is the author of five bestselling... Read More →
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Kate Wilson

Founder & Designer, risingT
Kate Wilson believes a rising tide lifts all boats. As a designer, educator, and technology enthusiast with a passion for continuing learning, Kate started her own company to help people take their goals to the next level through web development, graphic design, marketing, and communications.


Tuesday February 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
33 C

3:30pm

Come On, Get Appy! App Smash Using Video Creation Apps to Meet Common Core Standards
Limited Capacity full

Get your students creating dynamic multimedia projects with iPads! In this session, we will use several creation apps and explore how they can be app-smashed to increase student creativity and address Common Core State Standards.

The session will begin with an overview of Tellagami, Green Screen, and iMovie and how the three can be used in concert to create dynamic video projects. Examples will be shown, and participants will share ways in which students could use these three apps together in the classroom in order to address Common Core standards.

There will be a brief demonstration of each app and how to create in one app, save to the camera roll, and use the creation in the other apps. Participants will then have the opportunity to practice creating an original project using Tellagami, Green Screen, iMovie and other creation apps in this session. Depending on the audience, other apps such as Skitch, Explain Everything/Educreations, and Keynote may also be introduced as apps that can be used to create multimedia projects.

Last, participants will have the opportunity to share their creations with others and to debrief on the experience. We will create a collaborative document with potential possibilities of using these apps with students.



“Come On, Get Appy! App Smash Using Video Creation Apps to Meet Common Core Standards”



Please download these apps prior to attending the conference.

Explain Everything Or Educreations

Tellagami

Adobe Voice

Stop Motion Studio

Green Screen by Do Ink (optional)

ChatterPix Kids

iMovie

Flipagram

Animoto

Shadow Puppet EDU





Speakers
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Jody Green

Academic Coach, La Habra City School District
Jody P. Green is an Academic Coach in Educational Technology for the La Habra City School District. Jody has been an educator since 1997. Jody has taught a variety of grade levels. Most recently, Jody spent 12 years teaching 6th grade at a middle school before becoming an academic coach. She is passionate about connecting classrooms and helping students and teachers amplify their voices using technology. Jody is a Google Certified Innovator, a... Read More →


Tuesday February 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
33 B
 
Wednesday, February 11
 

8:00am

Keynote: Gamification, Makerspaces, and Minecraft: The Classroom of the Future is Now!
Speakers
avatar for Douglas Kiang

Douglas Kiang

Speaker / Educator, EdTechTeacher / Punahou
Douglas Kiang is a dynamic speaker, teacher, and workshop presenter with over twenty years of teaching experience in independent schools at every grade level. He currently teaches computer science and heads the technology resource teachers group at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. Douglas holds a Master's Degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard and is an Apple Distinguished Educator. He is the author of five bestselling... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 8:00am - 9:15am
Room 30 A,B,C,D,E

9:30am

Alternative Projects & Performances of Understanding
So, you're planning or implementing an iPad program. How will your learners be different? What will they being doing that they can’t do now? How will you know they're better learners? Join in reviewing alternative and creative projects and activities and explore how they empower active performances of academic understanding. By the end of the session participants will be able to: 1. identify qualities of effective alternative projects and activities. 2. design activities that emerge from well-chosen questions and criteria 3. select appropriate apps and tools aligned with clear learning goals. Designed for curriculum specialists, classroom teachers, and educational technology specialists, this session features K-12 projects from social studies, language arts, world languages, math/science, and art/music classrooms.

Speakers
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Tom Daccord

Director & Co-Founder, EdTechTeacher
Tom Daccord, Director and Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher, has worked with schools, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as an educational technology speaker and instructor. He has authored three books and writes regularly for eSchool News.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
29 D

9:30am

Creating Student Tech Teams To Support an iPad Implementation
The Star Tech program in Encinitas was created to leverage the already enormous resource of student experts to support teachers and other students at the school level. Star Tech students receive training and are certified on a variety of creative and productive iPad apps so that they can support classroom instruction. They also are available for one-on-one support for teachers after school and produce video tutorials on using different functions of the district adopted apps.

This session will share how to get a program started at the elementary school level, select students to participate, run a training program, and implement the program. Star Tech students from Encinitas and their teacher advisors will present how the program is making a difference at their school sites in increasing the usage of both creative and productivity apps for learning.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Guerena

Mike Guerena

Director of Educational Technology, Encinitas Union School District
Mike Guerena has spent his professional life as an both an educator and an innovator in the field of educational technology. He currently is the Director of Educational Technology for the Encinitas Union School District where he is leading the transformation of the district into an award-winning digital learning environment. He is also the President of ThinkWrite where he designs innovative mobile device accessories.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
29 B

9:30am

Quick, Powerful, Assessment Tools on the iPad that Tell Better Stories of Student Learning
This session is designed to introduce attendees to quick, robust assessment tools like Kahoot, Socrative, InfuseLearning and ClassKick. The presenters will share best practices across grade levels and subject areas for each of the applications. With the focus on data driven instruction, these apps can paint a better picture of student learning in a quick and efficient manner with hardly any setup on the teacher side. These tools provide the rich feedback that teachers need to differentiate and customize their instruction to help students succeed.

Speakers
avatar for JR Ginex-Orinion

JR Ginex-Orinion

Science & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
JR is a dynamic, engaging instructional coach and science teacher from Southern California. He has presented across the country and internationally on leadership, instructional coaching, educational technology topics, and tools. He is a Google Innovative Educator (#GTANY12), Google Education Trainer, YouTube EDU contributor, Google Geo Teacher, CUE Lead Learner, and CUE RockStar Faculty. JR is one of the co-founders of #CAEDCHAT, a weekly twitter... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Stadel

Andrew Stadel

Math & Digital Learning Coach, Tustin Unified School District
Andrew Stadel has explored secondary math with students for over ten years in Orange County, California, before supporting teachers in his district as a Math and Digital Learning Coach. He believes estimation is key to building number sense and being a better problem solver. On his widely-acclaimed Estimation 180, Andrew shares estimation challenges each day of the school year with teachers and their students. Andrew also shares his passion and... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
29 C

9:30am

Synchronicity: A Blueprint for the Innovative and Effective Integration of iPads in the Classroom
How do we we integrate iPads into our teaching and students' learning in a truly meaningful way that promotes creativity and enhances learning? In this session, participants will see examples and witness live demonstrations of how iPads can be utilised in transformational, innovative, and practical ways. Exploring contemporary learning experiences including Conceptual Learning and Augmented Reality, this session aims to educate teachers on how these amazing devices can be utilised to their fullest.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Hamilton

Paul Hamilton

Author, App Developer, & Apple Distinguished Educator
Paul is a leader and innovator in the Edtech world. Renowned for his work in Augmented Reality and iBeacon technology, Paul is a best selling Published Author, App Developer and sought after Keynote Speaker. The creators of Estimote, one of the first growing technology companies in the world, have labelled Paul an “Edtech Pioneer” Paul is an Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2013) and a 2013 Finalist – International EdTech Digest... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
33 A

9:30am

Think. Dream. Play. Design - The Transformational Classroom
What if you had 20 minutes every day to do what you wanted to do at your job - think, dream, play and design. How can you design learning experiences that allow you to overcome the traditional structures in your classroom and create a space for your students to think, play, dream and design? Today’s workplace requires that graduates use their content knowledge for problem solving and new technologies serve as the foundation for individuals to effect change. Integrating the “20% Time Model” used by companies like Google, students are encouraged to share their passion and purpose as professionals in the 21st century. In this interactive session participants will have an opportunity to discuss ideas for how they can begin implementing the ideas shared in their classrooms. Participants will leave with an eBook containing resources and examples.  

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Dabbs

Lisa Dabbs

Director of West Coast Business Development, EdTechTeacher
Lisa Michelle Dabbs has worked in the education industry for more than twenty years as a school principal, federal project director and teacher. She has also worked in the private education sector as a consultant for Kaplan Education Corporation and as an iPad app developer for Edupad in France. She holds an M.ED in Educational Managment and Administration. As an educational consultant, blogger, and speaker, Lisa is active in social media and... Read More →
avatar for Sabba Quidwai

Sabba Quidwai

Director of Innovative Learning, USC
Sabba Quidwai is a passionate educator with a love for creating innovative student-centered learning experiences driven by the following philosophy, "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." ~ Conficius. Sabba currently serves as the Director of Innovative Learning for USC Keck Medical School. Prior to joining USC, Sabba successfully led the technology-enhanced curriculum initiative at Fairmont Private Schools in... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
32 AB

9:30am

App-Smashing
Limited Capacity full

Back by popular demand and offered twice during the conference, Beth and Greg will be challenging you to get hands-on with App Smashing. Bring your iPad loaded with your favorite multimedia apps such as Explain Everything, Book Creator, or iMovie and come test your app smashing mettle. We will have a series of challenges to allow you to experience and gain guidance in a fast-paced, hands-on laboratory environment.


“AppSmashing”



Please download the following apps prior to arriving at the conference:

Adobe Voice (free)

iMovie (4.99 or free with newer iPads)

Explain Everything (2.99)

Hyperlapse (free)

Book Creator (4.99 or Free Version - limited to 1 book)

ThingLink (free)

Google Drive (free)

Skitch (free)

Paper53 (free)

Canva (free)


 

Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor & Doctoral Student, EdTechTeacher & John Hopkins
Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents at nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern... Read More →
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor & Google for Education Certified Trainer, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase "App Smashing," is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
33 C

9:30am

Kids Can Code: Launching Coding and Computational Thinking in an Early Childhood Classroom
Limited Capacity full

In this presentation, I will walk participants through coding activities and iPad apps that I used when launching coding and computational thinking in my first grade class. The session will have many student examples followed by participants exploring each activity and app. I will present but my students via video recordings of student work samples and reflections will guide the session. 


Kids Can Code: Launching Coding and Computational Thinking in an Early Childhood Classroom

Please download the follow apps prior to attending the conference.

All are Free:

Kodable  

Light Bot Jr

Scratch Jr.

Daisy the Dino

Blockly for Dot and Dash Robots 

Speakers
avatar for Jake Lee

Jake Lee

Teacher, Punahou School
I have been an early childhood educator for 12 years. I am currently teaching first grade, in a 1:1 iPad classroom, at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. My passion is sharing how to use technology in concrete and creative ways that give students choice and voice in their learning. I have a strong belief that powerful technology integration is not about tool but rather what teachers do with it! I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and have... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
33 B

10:45am

1000+ Interactive Free Math iPad Activities Grades 6 – 12 That Help Students Learn Tough Concepts
See how to obtain and use these amazing activities in your classroom. Topics include: Fractions, Proportional Reasoning, Area Formulas, Multiple Representations, Connecting Algebra & Geometry, Transformations, Domain & Range, Using Photos, Growing Patterns, Unit Circle, Logs, Derivatives. TI-Nspire app for iPad will be given away as door prizes.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Reardon

Tom Reardon

Mathematics Instructor, Fitch High School / Youngstown State University
I like to integrate problem solving, rich tasks, excellent questioning techniques, standards, and appropriate technologies. Technologies that I use include iPads and math apps, SMART Boards, and TI technologies. | I am currently working on some interactive activities that help students to better understand Transformational Geometry.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
29 B

10:45am

Assessment: Engaging and Transformative
Explore a variety of FREE student response services/tools that work on any device and give teachers the power to make informed instructional decisions. This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources, and information for effectively using technology for formative and summative assessment.

Attendees will:
- Learn about specific free services/tools that transform assessment (and make teachers’ lives easier)
- Examine the advantages of each tool and how to use these resources effectively to engage students and personalize learning
- Discover how these services/tools can give all students a voice and make thinking visible
- Participate in an activity that can be replicated with staff and students

Be sure to bring a device to fully participate in this interactive session!

Speakers
avatar for Lainie Rowell

Lainie Rowell

Consultant, November Learning
Lainie Rowell is an independent professional developer and consultant. She works closely with educators to find innovative ways to improve teaching and learning. | | Prior to this, Lainie taught Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 6th grade. In 2002, she took on a role as a site-level professional developer which progressed to a position as a district-level K-12 educational technology coordinator supporting 22,000 students and 1,200 teachers at 33... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
29 D

10:45am

Best of Both Worlds: Designing iPad Initiatives That are Pedagogically and Technologically Sound!
Today's leading schools and school systems require leaders who are equipped to respond to new technologies and their impact on schools. One-to-one iPad programs create both challenges and new opportunities for the teacher leader, curriculum leader, principal, head of school, superintendent, and other top level leadership. How do I keep my focus on the school's mission? How do I evaluate my technology program and assist personnel in their professional growth? How can I be authentic in my leadership style while facing topics in which I do not have particular expertise? These questions and other facets of the leader's intersection with technology in schools will be open for conversation in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Sokolov

Christopher Sokolov

Director of Technology & 21st Century Learning, San Francisco Day School
Dr. Christopher K. Sokolov blends proven technology and systems experience with communication and leadership skills. Christopher is a scholar-practitioner who brings innovation, best practice, cutting-edge research, and analysis to his work. Christopher currently serves as Director of Technology & 21st Century Learning and 6th Grade Chair at San Francisco Day School, a K-8, co-educational independent school. He is continually reimagining and... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
33 A

10:45am

Easy and Effective iPad Classroom Workflow Management
Teaching in an iPad classroom? In this interactive session we'll explore the challenges of classroom workflow management and demonstrate step-by-step techniques that make teaching with the iPad easier and more effective. You'll learn to use apps like Vision ME to inspire learning and optimize your iPad classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Balter

Suzanne Balter

Vice President of Global Marketing, Netop Business Solutions A/S
Hello, is it ME you're looking for? I'm here at EdTech Boston showing Vision ME, the new iPad classroom workflow app. With Vision ME you can present and share lesson materials, iPad to iPad, chat with students, focus attention and more. Stop by the Netop booth and I will be happy to show you how it works. And I'd love to hear from you about the tools you need to make teaching in an iPad classroom easier and more effective.
avatar for Hoppy Chandler

Hoppy Chandler

Hoppy is recently retired from the San Diego school district after more than 30 years in the classroom. He has been a mentor teacher, and is now a teacher consultant with UC Irvine. Hoppy has worked intensively on teaching with technology, and he has done 600 plus presentations at state, local and international events!


Wednesday February 11, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
29 C

10:45am

Tasks Before Apps! Engaging Writers Across the Text Types with Digital Storytelling
Join Monica Burns as she shares her tips, tricks and favorite tools for content creation on iPads. You'll see sample lessons with traditional objectives for the three text types and how they can be transformed with apps. The iPad is an amazing learning tool and can turn your students into storytellers as they complete rigorous standards based tasks. Explore the possibilities for writing for authentic audiences and walk away with actionable ideas for your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator, EdTech Blogger, Class Tech Tips, LLC
Monica Burns is an EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. In her role as a classroom teacher in general education and Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) settings, she used iPads one to one with her students while aligning her instruction to the Common Core State Standards. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech-enthusiasts at numerous local and national conferences in addition to Apple... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
32 AB

10:45am

App-Smash Your Way to CCSS!
Limited Capacity full

Across the country, teachers are looking for ideas on how to integrate technology into their classrooms while simultaneously adapting curriculum to meet Common Core Standards. Designed for K-5 teachers, this workshop will introduce which apps can directly correlate to ELA CCSS in Reading, Writing and Speaking/Listening. We will even show authentic, real-world projects and bring along student-created samples from our school site!

The first goal of our session will be exposing attendees to several free and paid apps such as Educreations, Nearpod, Skitch, Pages, Trading Card, and Sonic Pics. Although we will be focused on ELA, elementary students can utilize these apps in order to demonstrate their knowledge of Common Core Standards in all subject areas.

Second, we will focus on how app-stacking (utilizing multiple apps) can create dynamic, authentic projects to be used for summative and/or formative assessments as well as projects and collaborative work.

The session will conclude with hands-on use! Participants will be given time to explore apps and app-stack as much as they can in one task!



App-Smash Your Way to CCSS!



Please download the following apps prior to arriving at the conference.

Required:

Nearpod  Free



Highly Suggested:

Pic collage

Skitch

Doodle buddy

Popplet

Inspiration

Pages

Keynote

Trading Cards

Sonic Pics

Explain Everything

Book Creator

 

Speakers
avatar for Leanna Immel

Leanna Immel

3rd Grade Teacher, Cupertino Union School District
Leanna Immel & Kelly Galante are both 3rd grade teachers at Montclaire Elementary School, located in the Cupertino Union School District. In addition to teaching in the classroom, both Leanna & Kelly have worked in conjunction with their district as lead teachers for Language Arts and Technology, resulting in Teacher-of-the-Year awards for the 2010 & 2012 school years. Over the past 3 years, they have had the opportunity to integrate mobile... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
33 C

10:45am

Students as Producers & Creators: How to Use App Smashing on the iPad to Create an iBook
Limited Capacity full

Wouldn’t it be amazing to see elementary and middle school students unleash their innate creativity by building extraordinary technology projects?
The focus of this session is to introduce participants to a number of innovative ways in which iPads and MacBooks can be used in conjunction with one another in a classroom to build high quality, student-made iBooks that will dramatically increase the student learning experience.
In this presentation, participants will learn how to use iPads and MacBooks with elementary and middle school audiences in ways that enable students to illustrate their higher order thinking in multifaceted ways. Specifically, the presenter will provide a brief overview of iBooks Author, Apple’s free eBook authoring application as well as illustrate how to use iBooks Author to create a final product that comes in the form of an iBook enriched with text, pictures, review questions, and personal videos and narrations. Additionally, the presenter will demonstrate how teachers and students can use App Smashing with the Tellagami, iMovie, and VideoMix iPad apps to create videos that they will embed in the iBook. Moreover, the presenter will show how teachers and students can use GarageBand and Keynote in conjunction with each other to create a short introductory video that will further enrich their iBook and give it a professional look. Finally, the presenter will show how to use Sketch Up, a 3D application, to create 3-dimensional interactive objects, and how to import these objects into the iBook using the appropriate widget.
The activities shared in this dynamic event are aligned to several Technology, Language Arts, and Math Common Core Standards across grade levels. Participants are encouraged to bring an iPad 2 or higher and a MacBook.



“Students as Producers & Creators: How to Use App Smashing on the iPad to Create an iBook”

Both devices will be used by the instructor. You may choose to bring one or both.

Please load the following on your MacBook prior to arrival at the conference:

Keynote  Free

GarageBand  $4.99

iBooks Author  Free

SketchUp  Free for educators

Please load the following on your iPad prior to arrival at the conference:

iMovie  Free

Tellagami  Free

Animoto   Free

Haiku Deck  Free

Movenote


 

Speakers
avatar for Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

Director of Innovation & Educational Technology Co, Plato Academy
Nikolaos Chatzopoulos (Nik) is currently the Director of Innovation and Educational Technology Coordinator at Superior Schools, the management company of Plato Academy Schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He is also the host and organizer of ST4T, an annual EdTech conference in Clearwater, FL. Nik has taught Elementary Math and Science for 10 years in public and charter schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a technology enthusiast, and enjoys... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
33 B

1:00pm

Sharing is Caring - Creating Powerful PLC’s (Professional Learning Communities) in Your School
Through the use of an effective Professional Learning Community (PLC), faculty and staff take ownership and pride in their small groups and learn to truly integrate new technology in their classrooms. This is accomplished through a friendly and supportive environment. This session will discuss a variety of structures for PLC’s, as well as key factors necessary in making your PLC a success for everyone involved. These factors include:
1. Support from Administrators
2. Differentiated Instruction
3. Playtime with new Technology
Today’s Meet will be used as a back channel, allowing participants to share ideas from current PLC configurations.



Speakers
avatar for Sean Scanlon

Sean Scanlon

Director of Instructional Technology, Marian Catholic High School
I love exposing teachers and students to new possibilities when they learn new technology tools. Bringing out the creativity in teachers and students is my true passion. I spend the majority of my day working with teachers and planning how they can best integrate technology into their classrooms.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
29 B

1:00pm

STEM to STEAM: Using the Arts to Enhance Student Learning
In the growing STEM to STEAM initiative, some feel the Arts are being shoved in with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math as a way to promote a shrinking curricula. However, "the Arts" can be characterized as ANY approach that creatively expresses an idea.  As iPads and apps increase our access to a variety of mediums, as do the possibities for demonstrating student learning. Come learn a vareity of examples of the arts in STEM classrooms and some useful resources to take back to your classroom to increase engagement and student creativity.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson

Founder & Designer, risingT
Kate Wilson believes a rising tide lifts all boats. As a designer, educator, and technology enthusiast with a passion for continuing learning, Kate started her own company to help people take their goals to the next level through web development, graphic design, marketing, and communications.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
33 A

1:00pm

The Paperless Classroom Made Simple - Workflow tips & Tricks with Showbie
Showbie makes it easy to assign, collect and review student work on the iPad. Hear from a local teacher who shares their top tips & tricks to master a paperless classroom workflow. If you are looking for a clean and simple way to keep yourself and your students organized, all while keeping paper costs down and providing rich forms of feedback, Showbie is for you. We will help you get set up to thrive in your creative, engaging, and paperless classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Wagner

Amanda Wagner

Showbie Inc.
I come to Showbie first and foremost as a teacher, who after some time in the classroom, decided I wanted to work with teachers and support the great work they do in the classroom. After completing my MEd, I taught preservice teachers at the University of Alberta about best practice in classroom assessment. I offer my perspective as a teacher, a teacher trainer, and someone who believes the paperless classroom is a reality.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
29 C

1:00pm

The Power of Screen Time! Reading, Writing, & Devices
The Association of Pediatrics recommends limits on screen time. Researchers have recently proven notetaking with laptops to be ineffective for retaining higher-order cognitive knowledge. However, rather than blame the tools, let's examine the what students are actually DOING. In this session, we will look at the power of screens to scaffold, enrich, and augment the processes of reading, writing, research, and note taking. When we combine the functionality of technology with re-envisioned tasks, amazing things can happen!

Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor & Doctoral Student, EdTechTeacher & John Hopkins
Beth Holland combines over 17 years of experience in mobile learning, K-12 education, and differentiated instruction to help teachers create innovative learning environments. She blogs regularly for Edutopia and EdTech Researcher at Education Week, presents at nationally and internationally, and is an authorized Google Education Trainer. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard University as well as a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
29 D

1:00pm

What Decade Are You Teaching In?
As educators redesign learning to suit the needs of 21st century learners how are you utilizing technology? Are you using it as instructional media or are you using it to create experiences where students are thinking critically, problem-solving, collaborating and demonstrating their creativity?

In this session we’ll explore a core set of apps that can be used across all devices and a core set of strategies that can be used across all disciplines. We’ll take a look at planning instruction so that you can create a student-centered learning experience that transcends the four walls of your classroom. We’ll explore tools that will allow you to build and develop a professional learning network so that you can support one another as you journey through these exciting times. Last but not least we’ll take a look at how you can engage parents in the process, redefining home-school relationships.

You might be teaching in this decade, but after this session the next time you sit down to plan a learning experience for students in your classroom, you’ll be preparing them for the decades to come.

Each participant will receive the e-Book, “Redesign Learning: Your One Screen iPad" which contains step-by-step tutorials and activities you can share with colleagues.

Speakers
avatar for Sabba Quidwai

Sabba Quidwai

Director of Innovative Learning, USC
Sabba Quidwai is a passionate educator with a love for creating innovative student-centered learning experiences driven by the following philosophy, "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." ~ Conficius. Sabba currently serves as the Director of Innovative Learning for USC Keck Medical School. Prior to joining USC, Sabba successfully led the technology-enhanced curriculum initiative at Fairmont Private Schools in... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
32 AB

1:00pm

iPads, Projects and Apps, OH MY! Integrating iPads into Your Science Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Are you ready to experience a hands-on session to see how to use iPads in your biology classroom? Join me to not only talk about strategies that work, but actually experience activities from a student’s point of view. My goal is to help you learn how to navigate between using iPad as a tool for consumption and as a tool for creation in your science classroom. Featured content topics will be “hAPPy Friday” challenges, cellular biology, genetics, forensic science, anatomy/physiology, dissection, and more. Whether you have a 1:1 program, shared carts, or class sets of iPads, my presentation applies to you. This is a great session for anyone - from those starting out with iPads to those who have experience and are looking for more ideas!


“iPads, Projects and Apps, OH MY! Integrating iPads into Your Science Classroom”

Please download the following apps prior to attending the iPad Summit:

Explain Everything  $2.99

iMovie (4.99 or free with newer iPads)

Google Drive

ThingLink   Free

Book Creator  Free

Tellagami  Free

 

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Glassman

Elizabeth Glassman

Shared iPad Biology Teacher, Norfolk Academy
Elizabeth Glassman has been teaching biology at Norfolk Academy for 15 years and has incorporated iPads for 4 years. She focuses on maintaining the traditions of her classroom with the ever changing technology that will enhance student learning. She has presented for EdTechTeacher, Miami Device and Texas Instruments, along with providing inservice training for teachers at Norfolk Academy. You can follow her at glassmanbiology.blogspot.com... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
33 B

1:00pm

Unleash Student Creativity and Learning!
Limited Capacity full

Each of our students have a voice. For some students in class, it is easy to talk up and share their strong opinions. For others, this feels impossible. Learn how Book Creator and iMovie can give ALL students a voice. A loud, clear, beautiful voice! Both of these apps can be used solo and with new features in Book Creator, app smashing into iMovie is now a breeze! We will explore each app, see student samples and reflect on how we can use them in our classes.


Unleash Student Creativity and Learning!

Please download the following apps prior to arriving at the confernce:

Book Creator    $4.99

iMovie  Free on newer devices 

Speakers
avatar for Kali Baird

Kali Baird

Director of Education Technology, San Domenico School
As the Director of Education Technology for San Domenico School, an Apple Distinguished School, Kali works with teachers and students of many levels, K-12, designing and supporting the use of technology and digital citizenship. In this role, she also collaborates with others to implement effective teacher professional development for grades K-12. Additionally, to maintain a healthy partnership with San Domenico parents, she designs and... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
33 C

2:15pm

Entrepreneurial AppSmashing
Encourage your emerging entrepreneurs to begin showcasing their talents by smashing iPad apps for creation and promotion. We will explore processes for both the “creative” and the “knowledgeable” types to publish and promote their products (films, albums, iBooks, blogs, YouTube Channels). Leveraging social media, take your students’ projects to the next level establishing a digital footprint that could launch a career.

Speakers
avatar for Kari Gerhart

Kari Gerhart

Education Technology Consultant, TIES
Kari is an Education Technology Consultant at TIES. She is passionate about working with teachers to integrate technology in their classroom. Check out her preconference workshop on using YouTube in the Classroom!
avatar for Caroline Little

Caroline Little

Director of Instructional Technology, Inver Grove Heights Community Schools
avatar for Carla Staffa

Carla Staffa

Co-Director of Digital Learning, American School of Warsaw
I love to learn about Educational Technology in every facet offered. I keep myself busy by diving into all things Google - as they keep changing - and have transformed the world of Education. I am a former trainer for Apple, a consultant for TED-Ed and a recovering secondary social studies teacher. I enjoy walking along side the tentative technology adopters as they gain comfort with their learning and pushing the high fliers out there towards... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
33 A

2:15pm

Help Make Student Thinking Visible with Explain Everything
Inspired by Harvard's ProjectZERO's Making Thinking Visible (MTV), Understanding by Design (UbD), and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), this project integrates ways to encourage and help diverse learners make their understanding of material covered in class more visible to the teacher. It's hard to individually assess the process of thinking and reading closely when a lot of thinking happens in the head and reading closely happens without a teacher watching over the student's shoulder; however, all that has changed with the powerful app ExplainEverything! This lecture will introduce you to an innovative approach to helping your students make their thinking visible to you and to their peers. You will learn how to design, instruct, implement, and assess a project for any age group in any discipline. This exciting project and powerful app will help you become a stronger teacher as you will be armed with an ability to fairly assess diverse students, provide appropriate feedback, and improve your lessons as you move forward to reinforce necessary twenty-first century skills in your students.

Speakers
avatar for Taylor Bingle

Taylor Bingle

Social Studies Teacher, Punahou School
@taylorbingle


Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
29 C

2:15pm

iPad and Paper
With an increasing amount of discussion, research and writing emerging about the importance and role of hand writing with regard to retention and understanding of new information, many classrooms, teachers and students find themselves as a digital and analog crossroads. This session will explore the options and strategies to integrate paper into a digital classroom and how the two worlds can be merged to allow for an improved classroom experience.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor & Google for Education Certified Trainer, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase "App Smashing," is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
32 AB

2:15pm

iPad Invasion in the Middle School Science Classroom
iPads are invading science classrooms. In this workshop, you will experience innovative lessons that incorporate iPads into middle school curriculum science courses. During the session, you will learn how iPads provide an easy platform for differentiating lessons and witness how student engagement increases when iPads are used. We will provide a list of apps and lessons on a variety of science topics that we’ve used throughout our classrooms. Our experience is within a science classroom, but many of the apps we use have broad spectrum applications and can be easily adapted to any subject area. Come and share what we have learned through the introduction of iPads into our courses through our iPad pilot program. Leave with actual lesson ideas that you can implement immediately! ShowMe, Socrative, iMovies, Keynotes, and more are featured in the lesson ideas that we will bring to the session. Let us share some of our successes with you.

Speakers
avatar for James Locke

James Locke

7th Grade Science Teacher, Manhattan Beach Middle School
James is a 7th grade science teacher at the Manhattan Beach Middle School. 
avatar for Maggie Mabery

Maggie Mabery

7-8th Grade Science Teacher, Manhattan Beach Middle School
I have been teaching middle school science for 15 years and LOVE it! I am passionate about teaching the the next generations about the power of science and technology. I am also the 2015 California Teacher of the Year/National Nominee.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
33 B

2:15pm

We're in This Together - Collaborative Tools for Individual Devices
Today's technology tools may have been designed as individual devices, but it’s now much easier for students to use them in collaborative work. We’ll look at the apps, sites, and strategies that make cooperative, collaborative learning a reality. We’ll talk about iPad-specific resources as well as those that can be used cross-platform

Speakers
avatar for Adina Sullivan

Adina Sullivan

Ed Tech Coordinator, San Marcos Unified School District
Educational Technology Coordinator for San Marcos Unified School District, Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, CUE Communications Committee, former SDCUE Board Member, Leading Edge Certification Instructor, Common Sense Media Digital Citizenship Certified Trainer, CUE Rockstar Teacher Faculty, and EdcampSD Organizer.


Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
29 D

2:15pm

Panel Discussion: Leadership in Technology
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Join in the discussion!

Speakers
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Jeff Bowman

Director, Human Resources, Cupertino Union School District
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Tom Daccord

Director & Co-Founder, EdTechTeacher
Tom Daccord, Director and Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher, has worked with schools, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as an educational technology speaker and instructor. He has authored three books and writes regularly for eSchool News.
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Brian Foutty

Innovative Learning Specialist & App Developer, Trumbull Career & Technical Center
Brian is a 1994 and 1998 graduate of Kent State University with a BS in Secondary Math Education and M. Ed. in Special Education. He taught math for 19 years at the Trumbull Career & Technical Center in Warren, Ohio until recently moving into the position of Innovative Learning Specialist for the TCTC. He is now in charge of the districts' iPad 1:1 initiative and has been charged with implementing and maintaining the iPad deployment, MDM... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
29 B

2:15pm

iCreate Animations with the iPad
Limited Capacity full

Gather expertise and confidence to support students as they create original stop-motion animations with an intuitive iPad app called myCreate. See examples of student work, learn how to use the app, and make your own animation related to the curriculum that you teach. This iPad app is the perfect tool to engage students in hands-on, imaginative, and creative learning so that they can demonstrate their understanding of academic content in every subject area. Students use materials, such as legos, playdough, and pipe cleaners, to share their story. They then use the built-in camera to capture a series of photos of their artwork and add narration. Please download the free version of myCreate prior to this workshop.You will leave this session ready and excited to lead this type of project in your own classroom!


iCreate Animations with the iPad
Please download the following app prior to arrival at the conference:

myCreate  (Free until 2/13) 

Speakers
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Dotty Coribiere

math/robotics/tech, The Meadowbrook School of Weston
I am a 30 year veteran teacher of mathematics, robotics, and technology in a K-8 school where my most recent efforts have been in the realm of integrating technology within the classroom content. I have presented at many conferences but do not have video. Will be a repeat presenter at MassCue in October, and I have done several presentations for NCTM conferences - both regional and local. I have also presented at the annual NAIS (National... Read More →
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Chris Lindsay

Instructional Technologist, The Meadowbrook School of Weston
This is my second year as the instructional technologist at The Meadowbrook School in Weston, MA. For the past fifteen years, I have been providing professional development and co-teaching with JK-12th grade classroom teachers, as they integrate technology into the academic curriculum. I have helped schools launch 1:1 laptop and iPad programs and presented about the power of iPads when used as creativity devices at The iPad Summit Boston, MassCue... Read More →


Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
33 C