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iPad Summit Boston 2015 is back at the Hynes Convention Center November 16-18, 2015. To learn more and regsiter go to ettipad.org.

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Tuesday, November 17
 

7:30am

Registration & Coffee
Pick up your name badge and sip on a nice cup of coffee before your day begins.

Tuesday November 17, 2015 7:30am - 8:00am
TBA

8:00am

Keynote: The Art of Innovation
Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is also the author of The Art of Social Media, The Art of the Start, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur, Enchantment, and nine other books. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College. He gives over 50 keynotes a year to such organizations like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nike, and more. We are honored that he is joining us at the iPad Summit in Boston in 2015!

Check out this interview with Richard Byrne with Guy in Septemeber 2015 about Social Media & Visual Design: http://ow.ly/S1SFs 

Speakers
avatar for Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki

Chief Evanglist, Canva
Guy Kawasaki is the chief evangelist of Canva, an online, graphics-design service, and an executive fellow at the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley. Formerly, he was an advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google and chief evangelist of Apple. He is the author of The Art of the Start 2.0, The Art of Social Media, Enchantment, and ten other books. Guy has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 8:00am - 9:15am
Ballroom B 3rd floor

9:30am

Design-Engage-Connect Student Designed Curriculum
How can you encourage your students to take charge of their own learning? How can you challenge your students to take what they have learned and use that knowledge to impact society?

Hear the story of how a science classroom in Texas transformed the learning environment where students are now designing the syllabus, creating projects, and connecting to students from schools all over the world. See specific examples of student designed projects and understand the workflow for student designed curriculum and a learner centered classroom.

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.
avatar for Sunny Richardson

Sunny Richardson

Blended Learning & Science Instructional Coach, Coppell ISD
Sunny is an early adopter of technology in the classroom with an emphasis on relative, authentic projects with learner voice and has taught blended learning in Biology and Anatomy & Physiology. She is currently the Blended Learning Specialist at Coppell Middle School West, a 1:1 iPad environment. Sunny digitally curates for and supports the educators with blended instructional design in the iWest Blended Learning Program. She is also the... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
201

9:30am

Mapping the Journey: Using Formative Assessment to Become a Community of Learning
In the minds of many students and teachers, assessment still means “test.” Electronic assessment tools can go beyond that definition to allow information and data to flow to the teacher, the student and ultimately to the entire class.  If our ultimate goal is to have students become responsible for driving their own learning, then we should share as much formative data as possible so that they can make enlightened choices about their learning. In the process, we can change our view of formative assessment from a momentary classroom event into an information rich environment.  

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 →
avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Instructor & Director of Online Learning, EdTechTeacher
Avra is an instructor and Director of Online Learning for EdTechTeacher. She is an authorized Google Education Trainer, former Instructional Technology Coordinator, and elementary classroom teacher. Avra has spent over 15 years helping students and teachers discover exciting ways to authentically integrate technology into the curriculum.


Tuesday November 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
200

9:30am

Building the iPad Teacher: Thinking Beyond the Device
For years, EdTechTeacher has been working with schools and districts in all stages of iPad integration. One fundamental truism has emerged: The real challenge for educators is not learning the iPad. It’s working to develop a pedagogical vision of what’s possible and implementing a strategic plan to make it happen. 
From concepts to practice, this session will focus on progressing the iPad classroom and iPad program from "1.0 to 3.0.” It begins with a vision of what we want students to do and a plan for how we get there. It includes positioning the iPad as a portable media creation device to support all learners in diverse student performances of understanding. It involves constructing activities that encourage ingenuity and nurture innovative, problem-solving, and entrepreneurial minds. It integrates specific classroom strategies, such as “challenge-based” instruction, “Evergreen App” convergence, and "App-Smashing" creations. 
Whether beginning an iPad classroom or assessing an iPad program, this session will help you develop and nurture an iPad "culture of innovation”— an environment that encourages students to be active, immersed, and creative thinkers.

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 November 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
207

9:30am

The Twenty-First Century Librar-E: It's Not Just About Books Any More
Dusty volumes? Shushing librarians? Perfect silence? If you want a hub for 21st century teaching and learning, then we need to ditch those stereotypes! It's time to embrace a physical and digital Learning Commons model, one staffed by skilled, tech-savvy teacher-librarians with resources available 24/7. This session will explain the importance of this transformation, introduce norms for a 21st century school library, and provide extensive resources and guidance to help catalyze this metamorphosis in your own schools.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Werner

Jonathan Werner

Library & Instructional Technology Specialist, Cape Elizabeth Library & Learning Commons
Bio: Jonathan is a Library & Instructional Technology Specialist (LITS) at the Library and Learning Commons in Cape Elizabeth, Maine and President Elect of the ISTE Librarians Network. After teaching English in Pennsylvania for several years post college, he made the CVE (Critical Vocational Error) of becoming a lawyer. Once he awoke from that nightmare, he returned to teaching English when he and his family moved to Maine in 2005. Though he will... Read More →



Tuesday November 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
206

9:30am

iLab: Book Creator
Limited Capacity full

Book Creator is a powerful, yet easy-to-use iPad app that allows students and teachers to create eBooks using text, images, sound, and video. Learn how to create your own eBook, and then share it with the rest of the class.

This workshop will cover the following content:

•   Create engaging resources for any topic

•   Create diverse media types, including text, images, sound and video

•   Integrate QR codes to enrich a learning experience

•   Share and publish your work

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Wideen

Kristen Wideen

Teacher, Greater Essex County District School Board
Kristen Wideen has been an elementary teacher for over 15 years. She currently teaches in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and is in her second year of teaching in a 1 to 1 iPad program. She is very passionate about technology, the inquiry process and installing a passion of lifelong learning in her students. Along with being an Apple Distinguished Educator and completing her Masters in The Art of Teaching she also enjoys blogging about her... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
205

9:30am

iLab: Get PIED: Play – Investigate – Explore – Discover with Interactive Free Math iPad Activities
Limited Capacity full

See how to obtain and use these amazing activities in your classroom. Topics include: Fractions, Proportional Reasoning, Area Formulas, Multiple Representations, Connecting Algebra & Geometry, Algebraic Graphing Transformations, Domain & Range from Graphs, Model Mathematics Using Photos Quickly and Easily, Growing Patterns, Transformational Geometry, Unit Circle, Logs, Derivatives. Also experience some incredible tutorials - "step-by-steps" - that are like having a teacher sitting with each student, for tough-to-teach, tough-to-learn concepts. We will be using the TI-Nspire app for iPad, and I will be giving some of these apps away as door prizes. See how students will discover and explore important mathematics concepts for deep understanding. Get PIED: Play - Investigate - Explore - Discover mathematics using this awesome app and these amazing free activities, which include student worksheets and teacher notes and solutions. And PEZ!

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.


Tuesday November 17, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
202

10:45am

Beyond Using an iPad – Transforming Pedagogy and Learning Spaces
This presentation will showcase how we have transformed learning spaces at Lower Canada College to reflect 21st Century learning. After moving forward with a 2:1 iPad program in our elementary school and a 1:1 program in our Middle School, we sought to transform our pedagogy and spaces to reveal significant classroom engagement and student learning.

Action research and a pilot project were planned and have led to physical transformations of classrooms to exhibit active learning in the Middle School and Project-Based Learning in the Junior School. Records of teachers' daily reflections and classroom observations as well as student surveys were instrumental to these changes.

We will propose simple and inexpensive solutions for both elementary and middle school classrooms that will foster student engagement and contribute to transforming pedagogy. We will also tell the stories of how we have transformed teaching and learning in our classroom using technology and new learning spaces.

Speakers
avatar for Nathalie Lemelin

Nathalie Lemelin

Head of Innovations in Teaching and Learning, Lower Canada College
Nathalie Lemelin, Ph.D. is Head of Innovations in Teaching and Learning at Lower Canada College in Montreal. Nathalie implemented Action Research for professional development and IT integration program assessment. She has recently conducted an action research on an iPad implementation with a grade 3 teacher as well as rolled out a 1:1 iPad program in Middle School. In 2013, she organized a conference called “The Future of Education” aimed at... Read More →
avatar for Michele Owen

Michele Owen

Middle School English Teacher and Integration Specialist, Lower Canada College
avatar for Nathalie Simard

Nathalie Simard

Teacher, Lower Canada College
Je suis une enseignante passionnée par son métier et qui tente d'améliorer ses pratiques et d'intégrer davantage la technologie dans son quotidien. Les programmes de français, la littérature pour la jeunesse et l'utilisation des iPads en classe m'intéressent plus particulièrement.



Tuesday November 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
201

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 November 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
200

10:45am

Green Screen Video Creation
The creative potential of iPads continues to grow exponentially, and with the capacity to capture, create and edit green screen video, even more possibilities exist. This session will explore the creative approaches of using green screen video techniques to create dynamic stories and unlock the creative potential of the device. From animated text layered on existing video, to stop motion capture, to multi-layered picture in picture green screen video, this session will provide both the technical approaches to creating as well as ideas to bring green screen creation into your classroom. Apps that will be referenced in the session include, but are not limited to: Green Screen by DoInk, Paper 53, Adobe Voice, iMovie, Explain Everything, TiltShift Video and TouchCast.

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 →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
206

10:45am

Utilizing iPads for Activator and Summarizer Strategies
Determining what students know prior to classroom teaching with an activation strategy and helping them synthesize and retain what they have learned via a summarizer strategy is an important component of informing instruction. This presentation will help you develop ways to use activators and summarizers via iPad apps and tools, as well as present some new strategies to take advantage of the power of these mobile devices. Discussion of various pedagogical models which support these strategies will also be included.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Educational Technologist, Kathy Schrock's kackl!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational technologist. | | She has been involved with technology to support teaching and learning since the early 1990's, and is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
207

10:45am

iLab: Engaging Your Class with iTunesU
Limited Capacity full

iTunesU brings custom content to student iPads and helps them to navigate the information in a clear and concise manner. With the recent updates, students can curate all of their course content and notes in one place while teachers can track their progress and engage them with discussions. In this session, come get hands on with iTunesU and discover the possibilities that it presents for your iPad classroom.

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 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 →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
205

10:45am

iLab: Using iPads in the Evolving Digital Library Environment
Limited Capacity seats available

Todd has spent the last few years researching, designing, and redesigning the learning environment in his library. This summer the space underwent massive transformations, on a dime, to augment and facilitate STEAM education and innovative learning. Participants will have the opportunity to re-imagine their own spaces and see how iPads are essential to that progression.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Burleson

Todd Burleson

Resource Center Director/Library Media Specialist, Hubbard Woods School
Todd Burleson is a 24 year educator. He has experience in elementary and at the collegiate level. He is currently the Library Media Specialist at Hubbard Woods Elementary School in Winnetka, IL. Presently he is in the process of seeing to fruition a multi-pronged plan at redesigning his traditional library into a learning commons complete with a makerspace and digitial broadcast studio. He is a passionate and energetic educator who is always... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
202

11:45am

Lunch & Visit Vendors
Enjoy lunch on your own in downtown Boston. There are many cafes and delis within close walking distance. This is also your chance to check out the amazing products and services showcased by our exhibitors.

Tuesday November 17, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
Lunch on your own

1:00pm

Foster a Global Mindset Through Project Based Learning
These days, it is of utmost importance for educators to foster openness to and awareness of diversity across cultures. Due to the interconnected nature of our world through technology, students can learn more about other cultures and the people behind them than ever before. Project based learning is key to allowing today’s students to reach far beyond their classroom walls to learn about real world problems and develop solutions to them. This session will explain PBL and show specific examples of projects utilizing app smashing and the iPad that take students on this journey. 

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Loyola

Sarah Loyola

Upper School Spanish Teacher, Providence Day School
Sarah Loyola is in her thirteenth year as an Upper School Spanish teacher at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC.  She is the Spanish team leader and a technology mentor at her school.  She teaches a paperless course titled "Spanish Through Technology and Social Media" which is a hybrid of language learning and exploring new technologies.  Her course was named one of the "5 Classes Most Likely to Pique Student Interest" by South... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
200

1:00pm

nABLEing All Learners with iPad and Apple Watch
The belief that "inclusion inspires innovation" is reflected in the many groundbreaking accessibility features Apple has introduced over the years. These features embody the universal design philosophy that technology should empower all users to do their best work. Thus, iOS devices such as the iPad include a number of built-in features that support diverse learners in reaching their full potential, including text to speech, word prediction, as well as dictation and support for closed captions. Apple's commitment to accessibility even extends to its latest device: the Apple Watch. In this session, you learn how accessibility is tightly integrated into the Apple ecosystem. You will also learn about a number of apps for personalizing learning.

Speakers
avatar for Luis Perez

Luis Perez

Inclusive Learning Consultant, Digital Inclusion Consultant
Luis Pérez received his doctorate in special education and a Master’s in instructional technology from the University of South Florida. He is the author of Mobile Learning for All: Supporting Accessibility with the iPad, from Corwin Press. In recognition of his accomplishments in the field of educational technology, Luis was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator (ADE) in 2009 and as a Google in Education Certified Innovator (formerly... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
201

1:00pm

App Task Challenges
The most important part of my job as a Tech Integration Specialist is to give teachers ideas and examples on how to seamlessly integrate technology into their curriculums. Setting teachers up for success is something that I take seriously, and I find that I am continually differentiating to meet the needs of the teachers in our school district. The "show and tell" or “sit and get” format doesn’t work in our classrooms, so why should we expect it to work with our teachers? After my first year of teaching teachers, I thought about what I could do differently with regards to meeting the needs of our teachers and came up with the idea of creating "App Task Challenges” and challenge based activities during our professional development. Who doesn’t love a little competitive challenge? Come and learn how I am utilizing "App Task Challenges” with my teachers and be ready to participate in some challenges that I have for you!

Speakers
avatar for Craig Badura

Craig Badura

PK-12 Integration Specialist, Aurora Public Schools
Craig Badura is the K-12 Integration Specialist at Aurora Public Schools.


Tuesday November 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
207

1:00pm

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.

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 November 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
206

1:00pm

iLab: Learning to Code through Digital Storytelling
Limited Capacity full

Learning to code doesn't have to begin with learning a programming language. With apps like Hopscotch and Scratch Jr., learning to code becomes the by-product of creation process. In this Innovation Lab, we will explore the apps available to create digital stories using logic and animations. You will be having so much fun creating and sharing that you won't even notice you are also learning to code. Teachers for all subjects and grade levels are welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Maggie Keeler

Maggie Keeler

Teacher Mentor, MassBioEd
Maggie Keeler has over 10 years of experience as a classroom teacher, mentor and instructional technology specialist. She strives to foster creativity, innovation and collaboration while working with teachers on curriculum and instruction. Maggie is currently working as a presenter for EdTechTeacher, a teacher mentor for the Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation and as an education consultant for schools in New England hoping to... Read More →
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.


Tuesday November 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
205

1:00pm

iLab: The Use of iPads as a Digital Tool to Facilitate K-12 Student Literacy Achievement and Engagement
Limited Capacity full

Due to the continued expansion of standardized, computer-based assessments in K-12 education, it is essential that students are proficient in their ability to read in an electronic format. Additionally, there is an increased need to expose students to informational text literacy materials that assist in their development of college and career readiness skills. This presentation will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of a unique literacy initiative that utilizes iPads in a K-12 school to provide students with access to electronic literacy resources and the use of various digital tools to enhance their learning. Recent educational research and data on electronic reading will be discussed and how this instructional literacy approach impacts student reading achievement. Participants will acquire important knowledge about the use of iPads to enhance the reading achievement levels of students who have varying skill levels. Participants will receive practical instructional strategies and ideas on how to plan and implement an electronic reading initiative in which students utilize iPads and digital tools at the elementary, middle, and high school level. During the presentation, the presenter will provide all participants with an iPad to utilize that will be pre-loaded with electronic literacy materials including e-books, e-magazines, e-newspapers, and literacy digital tools. The participants will experience the electronic reading approach through the perspective of a student and engage in hands-on activities that demonstrate how powerful the use of iPads can be when used for student learning, with a specific emphasis on literature and informational text. The presenter will facilitate a group brainstorming activity to foster collective input from session participants about their educational ideas regarding the use of iPads for student literacy purposes in K-12 schools. Participants will also receive practical suggestions and ideas on pursuing funding to support the start-up of a electronic initiative that utilizes iPads for literacy. 

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Steele

Brittany Steele

Program Development & Outreach Specialist, FAU Lab School District
Brittany Steele is the Program Development and Outreach Specialist at the A.D. Henderson/FAU High School in the Florida Atlantic University Lab School District. She has over 12 years of teaching and instructional coaching experience and has presented research at various international, national, and state conferences. She has a Master’s degree in K-12 Reading Education and a Specialist degree in K-12 Educational Leadership. In 2010, Ms. Steele... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
202

2:15pm

Creating with Canva
Canva is both a web based tool and an iPad app that allows you to create graphics easily. It brings the power of image creation to students and educators within a simple interface. Join us as we cover examples, lesson plans, and tutorials, as well as challenge you to unleash your creativity.

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 →
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.


Tuesday November 17, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
207

2:15pm

H.A.C.K.ing P.D.: Lessons Learned
This session is designed to share ‘lessons learned’ from successful technology implementation with teachers. Our discussion will be centered on how to provide educators with a dynamic toolkit to blend, flip, and personalize instruction that transforms a classroom to a student-centered environment where students take ownership and personalize their education.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Ackley

Amy Ackley

Assistant Professor of Innovation in Education, Doceo Center- Northwest Nazarene University
Amy is a 15-year professional educator with a background in elementary education. She has her Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, a M.Ed in Curriculum, Instruction, & Innovation, and is currently pursuing her doctorate. Amy successfully transformed her classroom to an innovative environment, integrating effective instruction with blended and personalized learning. She is co-author and creator of the H.A.C.K. Model of Innovative Instruction. Now... Read More →
avatar for Gregg Russell

Gregg Russell

Professor, Northwest Nazarene University
Gregg graduated from Boise State University in 2001 with a degree in Elementary Education. In 2009, Gregg graduated with his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. He spent 6 years as an principal and in 2012 was named the Idaho Education Association Region 8 Outstanding Principal of the Year. Gregg has extensive experience working with the McRel Leadership Framework, Professional Learning Communities, and is Teachscape Certified in Charlotte... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
200

2:15pm

Gradebook, Portfolio, Parent Access, Oh MY: Showbie is the Heart of your Paperless Classroom
Anyone who has struggled with using email, dropbox or Google Drive to facilitate workflow in their classroom will love what Showbie has to offer. With Showbie, you can easily create classes and distribute work to all students (without requiring email addresses - hooray!). You can collect work from a variety of compatible apps (including Explain Everything and Book Creator) and file types (such as large video and audio files). Plus, you can easily review student work by providing feedback and a grade using tools such as text and voice notes, comments, and our brand new Showbie Gradebook. Once assignments are completed and graded, they can be added to a student's portfolio so they can be shown to parents - all without taking up any storage space on iPad!

Showbie makes going paperless easy. With students being able to annotate directly in the app, there are no lost papers or excuses for forgotten homework. Students and teachers can also discuss their work privately in the app, and the digital portfolio allows you to add assignments from a variety of multimedia so that students can track their academic progress, even as they advance to other grades! Any educator who wants to keep their sanity will love how Showbie streamlines classroom workflow with their students.

Come and see Elizabeth share her Showbie classroom, and brag about how she is nearly entirely paperless, and has a record for zero missing assignments! Download the app ahead of the session and take the role of a student to engage with us through the app!

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.


Tuesday November 17, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
201

2:15pm

iOS & Shakespeare
Each year my students say the same things, "Why are reading this old, dead, white guy?" and "I hate Shakespeare.” Let's face it, students usually groan the moment ELA teachers tell them that they’ll be reading Romeo & Juliet or Macbeth. This session will show teachers practical ways that they can use iOS devices to have their students do more than just read Shakespeare's plays.  Instead, their students will actually interact with Shakespeare's words using apps, social networking, & content creation.  Participants will see that the iPad and other iOS devices are the perfect tools for teaching Shakespeare.  Attendees will see examples of how teachers have utilized a variety of iOS technologies to enhance their students’ understanding while making Shakespeare fun to learn and easier to read.

Speakers
avatar for Lawrence Reiff

Lawrence Reiff

English Language Arts Teacher, Roslyn Public Schools
Lawrence Reiff is an English Language Arts teacher at Roslyn High School in Roslyn, New York. He earned his Master’s Degree in Adolescent English Education from Long Island University in 2006. In 2007, he completed the Folger Shakespeare Library’s “Teaching Shakespeare Institute” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In 2011, Lawrence was named an Apple Distinguished Educator for his work with iPads and other technologies in the classroom. In... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
206

2:15pm

iLab: Bringing 3D Design and Printing into Every Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Suitable for all elementary – middle school teachers, instructional technology and curriculum teams and leaders

President Obama has said that 3D printing has the potential to revolutionize the way we make almost everything, referring to the rapidly changing world of technology and work we now live in.

How will our students thrive in this unpredictable and ever-changing world?

What skills, dispositions and knowledge will they need?

In this interactive workshop, the team from Makers Empire will explore practical ways for students to develop and master: design thinking; collaborative skills and capabilities to excel in 3D environments.

We will show how these essential 21st century skills can be embedded across all curriculum areas to facilitate authentic learning experiences and tangible learning outcomes.

Participants in this workshop will be introduced to our easy to use tools (for iPad and other devices) which enable students as young as 4 to begin designing in 3D within seconds and for teachers to easily incorporate 3D design and printing into their lessons without the need for complex design and technology skills.

Speakers
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Mandi Dimitriadis

Mandi Dimitriadis, Director of Learning Improvement. DipT | | Mandi has worked as an elementary and pre-school teacher in many South Australian schools. She managed education programs at the South Australian Maritime Museum and has also worked as a special education teacher.
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Lap Leung

Lap Leung, Co-founder. B.Eng (Hons), M Eng, MBA | Lap has worked as a management consultant at SMS Management and Technology in Sydney and Hong Kong. He also founded consumer application nepchin.com and men’s fashion label lapmen.com


Tuesday November 17, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
205

2:15pm

iLab: Building Numeracy with Motion Math
Limited Capacity full

Explore Motion Math's delightful games for teaching the toughest K - 6 Common Core math concepts.

- Learn how elementary educators from Burlington Public Schools are using Motion Math in their classrooms.

- Play games to experience Motion Math first-hand.

- Sign up for a free two month pilot.

If you interact with elementary math in any way - whether as a teacher, administrator, or coach - this session is for you.

Speakers
avatar for Brendan Appold

Brendan Appold

Director of Classroom Success, Motion Math
Motion Math makes engaging iPad games for the toughest elementary math concepts. We are offering free pilots of the Motion Math: Educator app at the classroom, school, and district level!
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Carrie Fortunato

Math Coach, Burlington
Carrie is a Math Curriculum Coach (K-5) at Burlington Public Schools.


Tuesday November 17, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
202

3:30pm

Creativity in a Standardized World: Why is it Important & How Can we Foster it in Our Students?
Creativity. Some people think that either you just are a creative person, or you’re just not. The fact is, everyone can increase their creativity. With iPad, we have the tools to help students not only increase their creativity, but also their awareness of the creative process. This workshop will explore the importance of creativity in the classroom, as well as ways to use the iPad to inspire student creativity. Participants will hear about strategies used in our middle school, across content areas and grade levels, to encourage our students to explore their creative sides. During the workshop, we will share a variety of student projects including movies, iBooks, websites, infographics and posters, as well as describe the scaffolding used to help students develop their creative capacities. We also will discuss methods that we use to increase student metacognition about their creative process. By the end of this session, participants will get their creative juices flowing, and start exploring ideas for how to spark student creativity.

Speakers
avatar for Elin Dolen

Elin Dolen

7th Grade Science Teacher, Oak Middle School
Elin Dolen is a 7th Grade Science teacher at Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury, where she is passionate about using the iPad and Project Based Learning to spark student curiosity. This is her 11th year teaching middle school science and her 4th year in a 1:1 iPad classroom.
avatar for Kate Lewis

Kate Lewis

8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher, Shrewsbury Public Schools
Kate Lewis is an 8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher at Oak Middle School in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. She has been teaching middle school for 11 years. Kate’s work has been featured in Educational Leadership’s “Tell Me About” Section, as well as on WGBH’s Innovation Lab and Greater Boston News. Most recently, a piece she co-authored, “The Four Keys to Our Digital Revolution,” was published in the ASCD Express. Kate is excited... Read More →



Tuesday November 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
200

3:30pm

How to Use Instructional Coaches to Develop a Growth Mindset in Your Building
This session will share the story of 5 elementary classrooms journey in a 1:1 program and how the instructional coach model has evolved to encompass a shift in mind set. As Carol Dweck said "we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems." We will discuss the idea of "growth mindset" as well as share concrete examples of how to have successful instructional coaches help spread influence across buildings/districts to help successfully implement a 1:1 program. Classroom and teacher examples will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Jordan Garrett

Jordan Garrett

Instructional Director, Berwyn South School District 100
Jordan is an educator from Chicago who works in Berwyn South School District 100. Her first few years of teaching were spent in first and fourth grade teaching with 1:1 iPads. She has taken her 1:1 classroom experience to the coaching side. She is now an iCoach, instructional coach, where she travels between eight buildings working with teachers to effectively integrate iPads and MacBooks into the curriculum. She is the district leader of iSWAT... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
201

3:30pm

The Invisible iPad: Because iPad Projects Only Get You So Far
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 the 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
avatar for Michael Cohen

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 November 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
207

3:30pm

Game Dynamics: What Games Teach Us About Learning
Come discover five secrets that make games addictive, and learn about specific ways that you can use game dynamics in your classroom to differentiate instruction and engage learners. See video interviews with students, gameplay videos, and examples from many current games that kids play that demonstrate what game designers know about tutorials, learning, and scaffolding of content. Discover an overview of the concept of gamification, and why it is so effective at changing behavior.

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 November 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
206

3:30pm

iLab: Early and Often: A Daily Dose of Digital Ethics
Limited Capacity filling up

When we give students devices capable of connecting to each other and to the Internet, we are giving them powerful ways to share and interact. We are also giving them powerful ways to make mistakes and misbehave. One shot immunization from a rockstar speaker on digital citizenship no longer does the job of protecting students from their own mistakes and those of others. Our students need a daily dose of digital ethics, planned by their teachers, to teach or review ethical and behavioral issues that might arise in every lesson that involves online interactions. In this workshop, we will brainstorm “just in time” lessons in digital citizenship, and get ahead of the game so that students enter each project aware of the expectations and potential pitfalls. Participants will work in small groups to plan and discuss “just in time” lessons for their own school, and will leave with new ideas and resources for integrating digital ethics and citizenship into every lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Jenni Swanson Voorhees

Jenni Swanson Voorhees

Idea Coordinator, Sidwell Friends School
Jenni Swanson Voorhees is the Coordinator of Academic Technology at Sidwell Friends School. At the Lower School, her role is Idea Coordinator, linking technology to curriculum. She has been integrating iPads since 2011 with a focus on pedagogy and purpose. With her colleagues, she writes the iPad Adventures at Lower School blog. Jenni runs workshops about digital citizenship, learning with iPads, and other topics. She is chair of the NAIS 21st... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
202

3:30pm

iLab: Raising Creativity: Using iPads to Build Connections and Capture Thinking in the Primary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Encouraging children to explore, creatively make connections, and be inquisitive are key components that contribute to their intellectual success. In this interactive workshop, attendees will learn and experience how iPads and the world around us are used to enhance children's abilities in creativity, build understanding, and make thinking visible in primary classrooms. We will share how children use specific apps to look deeply, observe closely, capture moments of inspiration, and document the process of learning as they pursue their questions in meaningful contexts. Developing inquiry-based learning environments that honor children, support their wonderings and capabilities, and document their experiences as they construct knowledge alongside adults will be discussed. Participants will engage in a creative process using iPads both individually and collaboratively. Come experience firsthand how simple this step into technology can be and see how your students can engage in inquiry-based projects as they pursue their questions, share their understanding, create content, summarize, synthesize, and reflect upon their experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Caryn Carlone

Caryn Carlone

Teacher, Grade 1, Punahou School
Caryn Carlone has been an educator and speaker domestically and internationally for over 15 years in public and private primary schools and was a facilitator at UC Berkeley. She is passionate about creating learning environments that foster creativity, collaboration, and innovation. She holds a Masters from UC Berkeley and has presented at the iPad Summit, Wo International Center, Schools of the Future, Brain Symposium, Hana Pono Technology... Read More →
avatar for Donna Reid-Hayes

Donna Reid-Hayes

Kindergarten Teacher, Punahou School
Donna Reid-Hayes is an innovative teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience  | in both Colorado and Hawaii. Her passion is to nurture the creativity, initiative, and  | resilience in the young child through a unique blend of inquiry, technology, nature, and  | the arts. She has enjoyed engaging educators in this conversation at The Brain  | Symposium, Hana Pono, and the Schools of the Future Conferences in... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
205

4:30pm

Creation Station Social (all invited to attend!)
Grab a drink or a snack after the last session and get a chance to get even more hands on during our Creation Station Social.  EdTechTeacher instructors and iPad Summit sponsors will have stations to challenge you to try out some of the newest apps and tools
- Canva
- Book Creator
- DoInk Green Screen with Greg Kulowiec
- Stop Animation
- Explain Everything
- Adobe Voice
- Padlet
- and much more!!!!
 

Tuesday November 17, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, November 18
 

7:30am

Registration & Coffee
Pick up your name badge and sip on a nice cup of coffee before your day begins.

Wednesday November 18, 2015 7:30am - 8:00am
201 corridor

8:00am

Keynote: The Greatest EdTech Generation
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.


Wednesday November 18, 2015 8:00am - 9:15am
Ballroom B 3rd floor

9:30am

Creativity and Ownership in High School Classrooms: A Projects Approach
This session is geared toward high school and middle school classrooms, specifically how students can use iPads to provide ownership of a creative process. Focusing on a project-based approach, teachers will see examples of student work, and discuss the process that happens during these projects. Participants will also spend time examining different creative apps that have been useful in student work.

Speakers
avatar for Caitlin Donovan

Caitlin Donovan

Social Studies Teacher/iPad Teacher Leader, St. Francis Preparatory School
Hi Everyone! My name is Caitlin Donovan, I am a social studies teacher at St. Francis Preparatory School in Queens, NY. I currently teach AP Psychology, US History Honors, and Global II. I also serve as an iPad Teacher Leader on our schools iPad advisory board. Looking forward to a great conference!



Wednesday November 18, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
201

9:30am

Collect-Relate-Create-Donate: Innovative Uses of Technology in ELA, History, and World Languages
Used wisely, technology helps nurture creative environments where students take responsibility for their own learning. UMD Professor Ben Shneiderman provides teachers with a powerful framework, Collect-Relate-Create-Donate (CRCD) for designing student-centered learning opportunities using technology. In CRCD projects, students typically research information, work collaboratively to create a meaningful product that demonstrates their learning, and contribute that project to a larger learning community. Shneiderman designed the Collect-Relate-Create-Donate framework as a vehicle for preparing young people for a 21st century world where innovation, creativity, and collaboration will be more highly prized than retention and repetition. The session provides several examples of innovative uses of technology in ELA, social studies, and world languages classrooms and illustrates how the CRCD framework can help teachers structure and build creative activities. Examples include inquiry-based and research-oriented applications where students present their learning in multiple modalities. Join us to explore inspiring ideas and exciting projects for incorporating iPads and other technologies and learn a set of strategies to integrate iPads purposefully into the classroom.

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.


Wednesday November 18, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
207

9:30am

Creating Digitally Curious Classrooms
What does a digitally curious classroom look like? Does breaking the day down into 40 minute segments really prepare our students for the world outside of our schools? Digitally curious classrooms don’t limit themselves by subject area. When students combine literature with art, music, history, philosophy, and anthropology, they begin to establish connections between the world around them. Introducing iPad into my classroom allowed my students to explore these connections. The session will demonstrate how teachers can foster digital curiosity and create life-long learners while meeting all of the CCSS standards..

Speakers
avatar for Lawrence Reiff

Lawrence Reiff

English Language Arts Teacher, Roslyn Public Schools
Lawrence Reiff is an English Language Arts teacher at Roslyn High School in Roslyn, New York. He earned his Master’s Degree in Adolescent English Education from Long Island University in 2006. In 2007, he completed the Folger Shakespeare Library’s “Teaching Shakespeare Institute” at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. In 2011, Lawrence was named an Apple Distinguished Educator for his work with iPads and other technologies in the classroom. In... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
200

9:30am

More Than the Sum of its Parts: Maximizing Learning Through Thoughtful Sharing of Student Work.
The due date should not be the end of student work. What are we doing with the powerful work that our students create? Come learn how teachers and leaders maximize the power of student work, converting indivdual learning into meaningful growth for your entire school and community.

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 →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
206

9:30am

iLab: AppSmashing in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity full

AppSmashing, the process of fluently navigating between multiple apps in order to create an artifact as evidence of understanding, can seem like an overtly complex taks. However, even the youngest of students can AppSmash! This concept helps early learners develop technology fluency, critical thinking, and creativity. Come learn what's possible for elementary students to create when we remove all technical limitations.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Brooks

Suzy Brooks

Director of Instructional Technology, Mashpee Public Schools
I strive incessantly to make strong, positive connections with my students, their families and my colleagues. It is through these relationships I have found the encouragement to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for all things technical. After 10 years as an elementary teacher, I am now a Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools in Massachusetts. I provides professional development and hands-on workshops for educators... Read More →
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 November 18, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
205

9:30am

iLab: Blending Your Math and Science Class Using Technology
Limited Capacity full

Introduction into blended learning and integrating technology to personalize pedagogy for students and empower teachers with real-time achievement data.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Arango

Monica Arango

Science Teacher and Technology Coordinator, Archbishop McCarthy High School
Monica Arango has been a Science Teacher for over 17 years. She currently teaches AP Environmental and Honors Biology and is responsible for the implementation of Technology at Archbishop Edward McCarthy High School, a 1:1 iPad School for the past 5 years. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator whose classroom dynamic centers on activities that engage students in cooperative learning and encourage them to use a multitude of apps.
avatar for Melissa Chriswisser

Melissa Chriswisser

Math Teacher & Tech Mentor, Archbishop McCarthy high School
Melissa Chriswisser received her Bachelors and Masters Degree in Decision and Information Sciences from the University of Florida. She has been a math teacher at AMHS for 12 years. and a member of the McCarthy Tech Team for 3 years. She is currently teaching Precalculus Honors and assisting teachers transform their classrooms through the use of technology.


Wednesday November 18, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
202

10:45am

StudySync 'Digital Tools for Student Collaboration'
This session will explore how student collaboration can be fostered via digital learning tools, specifically focusing on collaborative features within StudySync. From anonymous, randomized peer review to videos modeling standards-based skills and academic discussion, to a mediated Twitter-like platform, learn how teachers can leverage online technology in the classroom to support student-based learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Brown

Jenny Brown

Implementation Specialist, StudySync
Jenny Brown is an experienced Implementation Specialist for StudySync, a digital core literacy program developed by BookheadEd Learning LLC and distributed in partnership with McGraw-Hill Education. Jenny develops professional development curricula and course materials, and trains teachers all over the country to ensure their success with StudySync. She also teaches creative writing and performs with Story Pirates, a nationally recognized... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
201

10:45am

Are You Indispensable - A Design Thinking Approach to Education
In an era where machines are replacing more and more people, linchpins are individuals who are unique, who do emotional work, and who are passionate about what they do - ultimately serving as the creative problem solvers in their communities and organizations. We are often told that education must nurture these skills within our youth, yet as educators, we face the challenge of how to enhance and develop these skills. Together, we will explore how you can overcome the traditional structures in your classroom and create a culture of innovation where your students can think, play, dream and design. From 1st grade to higher education, be inspired by how students are creating real solutions to real problems. In this interactive session, participants will have the opportunity to discuss ideas for how they can begin implementing a design thinking approach in their classrooms as you help create the future problem solvers of tomorrow.

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 November 18, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
207

10:45am

Making Math Contextual, Visual, and Interconnected with Technology
When you ask North Americans whether they understand math, the response - more often than not - is negative. Ask whether they find math enjoyable and that number is almost certain to decrease. This is a rather deflating fact for those of us entrusted to teach mathematics to students with very similar views at best. Although it might seem as though the deck is stacked against us, we now live in an age where technology makes it possible to teach math with context and visualization. Come experience how to leverage technology to engage and inspire students to not only enjoy mathematics, but also understand the beauty of this universal language that we share in our classrooms each and every day.

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Pearce

Kyle Pearce

Teacher, Apple Authorized Education Trainer, Math Coach, Tap Into Teen Minds
Kyle Pearce is a Secondary Math Department Head, Teacher and Intermediate Level Math Coach from Belle River, Ontario, Canada.His work with iPads in math class earned the designation of Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Education Trainer, and Google Certified Teacher, leading professional development in both mathematics and technology across North America. Kyle also serves as a member on the Canadian Advisory Board for the Apple Distinguished... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
200

10:45am

The Wearable Classroom: How Wearable Tech is Changing Learning
The wearable revolution is here, driven by data that is portable, transparent, and may soon describe every facet of our waking lives. What does this look like in the classroom? How does the easy availability of personalized data on every student create opportunities for specialized learning, as well as challenges for privacy, ownership, and interpretation of that data? Explore these questions and more as we look at some hypothetical, and real, examples of how personalized data is transforming learning.

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 November 18, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
206

10:45am

iLab: Power the ePortfolio Process with ThingLink
Limited Capacity full

Learn to embrace the ThingLink App for use as a powerful ePortfolio tool that seamlessly fits into the learning process. Explore ways this app supports the 3 step portfolio process for successful management over time. Learn how students can easily maintain media rich ePorfolios with ThingLink.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Oxnevad

Susan Oxnevad

Data and Tech Integration Coach, Oak Park Elementary Schools
I am an educational instructional designer and consultant who is passionate about using technology as a tool for learning. Outside of the school day, I enjoy presenting at conferences, hosting webinars, facilitating hands-on training sessions and blogging at GettingSmart.com and Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners. I believe in constructive play! Follow me on Twitter @soxnevad



Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
202

10:45am

iLab: These Are Not Your Parents’ Robots:  Using Sphero in Your Classroom
Limited Capacity full

In this session, you will have the opportunity to learn about and play with Spheros, robots which connect via Bluetooth to iPad.

Today's classrooms look different. Classroom robots are now readily available, reasonably affordable, and easily implementable. Incorporating robots into a range of curricula at all age levels increases student engagement. Students can control robots and their interactions, greatly enhancing learning. Robots can also redefine the way content is created and used in the learning process.

Sphero is a robotic ball which can be controlled from iPad - either directly or through coding. A number of free apps are available for the Sphero, allowing students to control the robot through mazes, in games of tag, and as part of augmented reality.

Spheros can be incorporated throughout K-12 curriculum.  Students can learn about math and science as well as computer science. They can create art by painting with the Sphero or by making videos.  Spheros can be incorporated into the English/Language Arts classroom to give students experiential challenges similar to those faced by the people and characters in literature.  

In this session, we will overview how Spheros operate, let you try out some applications, and provide lesson plans for K-12 classrooms.

Be prepared for at least a few surprises.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Perry

Richard Perry

Richard Perry is an English teacher and Tech Mentor at Calhoun High School in Merrick, New York. In 2013, Rich became an Apple Distinguished Educator for his innovative use of technology in the classroom. He believes the days of a 44 minute lecture in a brick and mortar classroom are in the past.   Rich has implemented the use of robotics in an English Language Arts class with great success. | | Julie and Rich have presented together at... Read More →
avatar for Julie Willcott

Julie Willcott

Julie Willcott teaches science including chemistry, physics, and sustainable agriculture & food systems.  Her classrooms can look like controlled chaos as students are out of their seats, asking questions, and engaging in their own learning. Julie was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013. Julie presents around the world on inquiry-based learning including STEM/STEAM teaching and learning.


Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
205

11:45am

Lunch & Visit Vendors
Enjoy lunch on your own in downtown Boston. There are many cafes and delis within close walking distance. This is also your chance to check out the amazing products and services showcased by our exhibitors.

Wednesday November 18, 2015 11:45am - 12:45pm
Lunch on your own

1:00pm

3 Years into 1:1 - Now What?...Shifting the Mindset to Student-Centered Learning
Are you wrestling with these questions - now what? What can we do with these devices? How do you encourage staff to innovate? How do you reflect? How do we make sure we are not just using ‘expensive pieces of paper’? How do you proceed? We will walk participants through our process of answering this essential question - ‘How Can We Curate the Progression of Student Learning and Growth?’

This session is aimed towards both building-based secondary-level educators, administrators, and district administrators who are exploring or are involved in the implementation of a mobile learning initiative. Through the voice of administrators, teachers and students, participants will experience first hand how Blake Middle School engaged students and educators in the transformation from a computer lab/wireless cart model to the 1:1 environment.

By following four core principles, students and educators from Blake Middle School have brought an
engaging student-centered model to fruition:
- Program Development (evolution from 1:1 pilot to full-scale 6th-8th grade initiative)
- Classroom Implementation (Student/Teacher demonstrations across curricula demonstrating the applications of the program)
- Professional Development Structure (ETT, common planning, internal structures, appropriate staffing)
- Reflection/Evaluation Systems (determinants of success, systems for continual feedback, student/teacher reflections)

Participants will walk away with a framework to help address these questions, highlighting our approach to thematic professional development, a culture of collaboration, student creativity, policies and procedures, purposeful learning, and digital citizenry. Areas of specific focus include…student recognition and feedback, standards-based grading, project-based learning, student-led conferences, district determined measures, and student-generated portfolios.

We will exhibit our methods of transparency and communication with the parents and greater community, philosophy of mistakes, and professional development model. The lessons we learned, and approach we took as a team to enhance the learning for our students, will hopefully help with sharing our approach, successes, mistakes, and process of growth.  

Speakers
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Jason Heim

Science Teacher, T.A. Blake Middle School, Medfield Public Schools
Jason is an eighth grade science teacher at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA and is an edtech enthusiast. His passion and leadership skills have helped lead a culture of creative and collaborative students and adults.
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Seth Hellerstein

Blake Middle School
Seth Hellerstein is an 8th grade English teacher at Blake Middle School.
avatar for Diane Horvath

Diane Horvath

Technology Integration Specialist, T.A. Blake MS
Diane is the Technology Integration Specialist at Blake Middle School who believes in living in BETA! She has a strong desire to continually evolve and spark opportunities for creativity, connectivity and innovation to students. Her current spotlight is on blending technology + design thinking + electronics + crafts across the middle school curriculum. Diane is also highly involved in the Global Technovation Competition to encourage young girls... Read More →
avatar for Nat Vaughn

Nat Vaughn

Principal, Blake Middle School
Nat Vaughn has been an educator for 19 years and is the principal at Blake Middle School in Medfield, MA. His strong advocacy for fostering an environment of collaboration and creativity with students, teachers and parents has played a significant role in the 1:1 6th-8th grade iPad Initiative at Blake. Nat believes communication, a willingness to adapt, and transparency are key elements in transforming a school towards a student-centered... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
200

1:00pm

iLeadership
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. It will also will look at how evaluators in Burlington Public Schools use Google Classroom as their main workflow resource for observations and evidence collection.

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.


Wednesday November 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
201

1:00pm

Re-thinking the LMS: Support of the 4C’s and Breaking the Content Consumption Model
Do you or your school make use of a Learning Management System (LMS)? How do you use it? What happens when we re-think the LMS as a tool to capture student voice and create learning journeys rather than simply for content curation and dissemination? In this session, come learn how to rethink your LMS and increase students' critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication skills.

Speakers
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Tony Perez

Director of Information and Innovative Technology, The Children's School
Tony describes his professional journey as, "totally a straight line, looking backwards" From conservatory trained actor to film festival organizer, Yahoo! (‘97), entrepreneur to educator, it was while working with schools around issues of Internet safety and privacy in 2006, he found his true passion in ed-tech, He currently serves as Director of Information and Innovation at the Children’s School in Atlanta and speaks regularly... Read More →



Wednesday November 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
206

1:00pm

Are iPads in the Driver's Seat? What Really Drives Learning
iPads and mobile devices have been said to engage, captivate, and motivate students. In this session, we will explore what really drives student learning. If the ultimate goal is for students to experience joy in learning and build a lifelong love of it, we will explore ways in which devices can be used in the service of that objective. Beyond the “carrot of a shiny device,” we will present ways to foster intrinsic motivation in your students through publishing, choice, and the opportunity to make a difference in the real world.

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 →
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Avra Robinson

Instructor & Director of Online Learning, EdTechTeacher
Avra is an instructor and Director of Online Learning for EdTechTeacher. She is an authorized Google Education Trainer, former Instructional Technology Coordinator, and elementary classroom teacher. Avra has spent over 15 years helping students and teachers discover exciting ways to authentically integrate technology into the curriculum.


Wednesday November 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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1:00pm

iLab: Big Ideas in the Digital BioLab – Assessing Crosscutting Concepts in Science
Limited Capacity seats available

What happens when we say “yes” to mobile devices in an Advanced Placement Biology laboratory? Discover the answer by becoming a Digital BioLab student. Your inquiry-based challenge will be to conduct an investigation of seeds. Are seeds alive? Use cutting-edge devices such as digital microscope cameras and portable hand-held scientific probeware to accelerate your exploration of seeds and plants.

In this hands-on laboratory experience, adapted for a conference room environment, you will learn how active learning strategies and technology integration can improve science instruction. We will highlight why today’s AP Biology students need to shift their thinking to Big Ideas based upon the College Board’s redesign of the AP Biology curriculum. You will learn to facilitate laboratory experiences that support authentic questions. Discover how mobile apps such as Nearpod can be used to assess learning progress, engage a wide range of learners and calibrate instruction. Rapidly generate multimedia presentations using the Adobe Voice iPad app to communicate understanding of scientific ideas. Participants will be encouraged to share their perspectives on creating innovative performance-based assessments based upon the Next Generation Science Standards’ (NGSS) call to measure crosscutting science concepts.

The Digital BioLab initiative is an active collaboration between Boston Public Schools and Harvard Medical School’s Hinton Scholars AP Biology program. The program has also been successfully piloted with Beijing, Chinese students as part of an educational science instruction exchange effort. A team composed of an AP Biology teacher, science curriculum specialist, program coordinator and Boston high school students will facilitate this session. Attendees do not need a scientific background to fully participant, but should bring their curiosity.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Harper (Student)

Joanna Harper (Student)

A Hinton Mentor and Senior at Boston Latin Academy. Completed the Project Success: Opening the door to Biomedical Careers internship in Dr. Clint Makino’s lab at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, studying the effects of D-Cysteine on the photoreception of a rod cell. Received a third place award at the Boston city wide science fair this spring. Interested in studying biomedical sciences and engineering in the future.
avatar for Michael John (Student)

Michael John (Student)

Michael is a senior at Boston Latin Academy. Along with his partner Rocio Nunez, he conducted an independent research project on Type 1 diabetes. The project utilized a bioinformatics approach that tested SNP ( small nucleotide polymorphisms) as an in order to determine an individual's likelihood of contracting diabetes. As a Hinton Mentor, he aids in monthly lab held at Harvard Medical School serving as a resource for the AP Biology students... Read More →
avatar for Rocio Nunez (Student)

Rocio Nunez (Student)

A Hinton Mentor and senior at Boston Latin Academy interested in studying biology and possibly physics. Completed Project Success: Opening the Door to Biomedical Careers in Dr. Richard Hodin's lab at Mass General Hospital studying "The Methodologies of Gel Electrophoresis and PCR". Also completed a project that analyzed the impact of changes in SNPs of iNOS and their possible impact in diabetes type I. This project placed 1st in the Boston... Read More →
avatar for Sophia Madden (Student)

Sophia Madden (Student)

Sophia is a senior at Boston Latin Academy, I took AP Biology in 10th grade and I have been a Hinton mentor for two years. I work in the MGH Drummond Lab of nephrology. I studied genetic modification to zebrafish cilia along with my mentor. I plan to pursue a career in Marine Biology research and eventually get a Ph.D.
avatar for Allyson Via Ph.D

Allyson Via Ph.D

AP Biology Teacher, Boston Latin Academy
Allyson Via has been teaching high school Biology and related courses in the Boston Public Schools (BPS) since 2001.  She began her career at Charlestown High School where she worked for 9 years, joining the Boston Latin Academy community in 2010. She has a B.S. in General Biology, an M.S. in Evolutionary Biology, and a Ph.D. in Environmental Biology; she was Nationally Board Certified in Adult/Young Adult Science in 2013. Allyson... Read More →
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Robert Rochlin

Hinton Scholars Project Coordinator, Harvard Medical School
Robert Rochlin- Hinton Scholars Program Coordinator | | Bob is a retired Boston Public High School science teacher. He currently serves as a Hinton program coordinator supervising a team of lab assistants from Harvard graduate and postdoctoral research programs. Bob has over a decade of experience collaborating on the development of various science outreach programs sponsored by Harvard Medical School's Office of Diversity Inclusion and... Read More →
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Robert Simpson

Science Curriculum Specialist, Harvard Medical School
Robert is the science curriculum specialist at Harvard Medical School in the K-12 Educational Outreach program in the Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Partnership. He manages a team of Harvard scientists and educators providing tutoring and hands-on lab experiences for Boston students. He creates innovative learning environments using a wide range of technologies. Robert is also an Adobe Education Leader.


Wednesday November 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
202

1:00pm

iLab: Plussing Your Practice with iPads
Limited Capacity full

When Walt Disney spoke of plussing experiences in his theme parks, it is doubtful he had teachers in mind. However, with the power of iPads in classrooms, it truly begs the question: How are YOU adding to your practice (and student learning) with these mobile devices? This interactive session will have you experiencing and reflecting on new ways of marrying technology with student engagement and focuses on ways to raise the bar on age-old lessons you've been teaching for years. How can you make fractions, and food webs, and colonial times new again??? This session will have you collaborating, contributing ideas, and critically thinking about teaching, learning and better practices.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Brooks

Suzy Brooks

Director of Instructional Technology, Mashpee Public Schools
I strive incessantly to make strong, positive connections with my students, their families and my colleagues. It is through these relationships I have found the encouragement to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for all things technical. After 10 years as an elementary teacher, I am now a Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools in Massachusetts. I provides professional development and hands-on workshops for educators... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
205

2:15pm

Differentiating Instruction Based on Student Data
How do you measure student growth in specific standards and how can you use that data to empower teachers to differentiate instruction? How can you leverage resources to provide quick remediation and better communicate progress to students and parents? Since September, Mineola School District has collected roughly 2500 daily Common Core Aligned data points on students in Grades 3-8.

Administrators and teachers at Mineola Middle School and Jackson Avenue School have been using this information and their 1:1 iPad program to restructure class time, personalize resources, and design activities based on student deficiencies in specific standards.

Learn how Mineola UFSD uses iPads and their own curriculum, to create digital portfolios of student progress by standard and differentiate education based on student results.

Mineola School District currently has 1400 iPads in grades 3-8 in a 1:1 initiative.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Nagler

Michael Nagler

Superintendent, Mineola School District
Under Dr. Michael Nagler’s leadership as Superintendent, Mineola Union Free School District was one of the first Districts to implement a 1:1 iPad initiative. Mineola’s innovative use of the iPad led Apple to declare Mineola Middle School an Apple Distinguished School, the only one in New York State. Mineola was recently accepted into the League of Innovative schools; one of only 57 districts nationwide.


Wednesday November 18, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
200

2:15pm

Do You Know What Your Students Know?
Discover the value of formative assessment! Technology offers a wide variety of tools to find out what your students already know, what they're taking away after a lesson, and what they haven't grasped yet. Find out which tools work no matter what subject you teach. Assist students to build confidence to perform at their best for the big test!

Speakers

Wednesday November 18, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
206

2:15pm

Our Story-Our History: Using IPads as (His) Story Telling Tool
Our goal is to share with our colleagues the strategies and technology tools we used to create a project based learning experience in a 5th grade inclusion classroom. These tools included iPads, MacAirs and a Smartboard. Attendees will learn how our 5th graders used iPads to research, collaborate, film, photograph and present projects on the history of our small city. Participants will review apps and websites used to conduct local history research, project collaboration, videography and photography and final project creation. Participants will be given a complete project plan including: - CCSS standards addressed - Evaluation Rubrics - Student Feedback - Self and Peer Evaluation form. Participants will learn how to plan out an interactive project in which students interview local historians and citizens to learn about the history of their town. The presentations will begin with an overview of the Our Story - Our History Project. The presenters will show video clips from student work allowing our students' work to demonstrate the project. Presenters will summarize the project and will briefly mention other ways iPads are being integrated into our elementary classrooms. Participants will be invited to ask questions, make comments and share their own experience of using technology in the elementary classroom

Speakers
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Jeanne Ingle

Jeanne Carey Ingle is an instructional coach in the Norwich, CT, public schools. She loves working with teachers and students to integrate technology into the school day. She has written and coordinated grants for a variety of technology, including Smartboards, Chromebooks, Macs and (of course) iPads. She also teaches ed tech and social studies methods at Eastern Connecticut State University. In her spare time, Jeanne pretends to be a runner... Read More →
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Debra Lehman

Debra is an elementary teacher at Samuel Huntington School in Norwich, CT.


Wednesday November 18, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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2:15pm

Sketch Noting 2.0
Sketch Noting is emerging as an effective approach to consuming and capturing one's thoughts while listening to a speaker, reading an article or watching video footage. While the sketch noting process is both effective and reasonably created with paper, the potential of sketch noting with an iPad allows for creation not attainable with paper alone.

This session will explore the philosophical approach to sketch noting, the intersection of paper and iPads, techniques to get started with the process, and sketch noting 2.0 or Hybrid Sketch Noting. Sketch Noting 2.0 refers to the process of combining paper sketches, images, digital sketching and potentially video to create a final product that is a natural extension of paper sketch noting. By extending the sketch noting process to the digital realm and beyond the restraints of digital paper alone, sketch notes can be brought to life in video form to create a powerful and shareable story of one's unique understanding of a concept. The session will refer to the following apps in the sketch noting process: Paper 53, Keynote, Explain Everything, Green Screen by DoInk, Adobe Voice and TiltShift Video.

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 November 18, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
207

2:15pm

iLab: How to Fully Integrate Digital Citizenship in Your School Community
Limited Capacity full

Our children do not see their online lives and their face-to-face lives as separate. All of their interactions - digital or in person - are part of one whole life. Educators have always taught students how to communicate and contribute positively in person; these same standards apply when our students communicate and contribute in the digital world.

Teaching students to present their real selves, develop online privacy and safety habits, and contribute meaningfully to our blended society is essential to educating the whole child. Therefore, digital citizenship should not be a special, separate lesson, unit, or event. Rather, it needs to be thoughtfully integrated into all content areas on an ongoing basis. This responsibility belongs to all educators.

We will demonstrate how to create an ongoing conversation with students, parents, and educators to build an fully integrated approach in our school community. As a group, we will explore the variety of topics that fall under the"digital citizenship" umbrella, and how they relate to content and lessons already taught across all disciplines. Participants will then experience simulations of lessons from varied content areas -- from World Languages to Math and Art -- in grades 6 through 12. These lessons will help develop participants' understanding of how to use this mindset in their own classroom and school communities.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Cremin

Julie Cremin

Digital Learning Specialist, St. Johns Prep
Julie is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John's Prep, a1:1 iPad school serving 1500 students in grade 6-12. She previously taught middle and high school history for 7 years, served as the Director of Curriculum for Amplify Learning, and was a curriculum writer and trainer for Teachers' Curriculum Institute. She has 13 years of professional development training experience, having worked directly with teachers across the country, as well as... Read More →
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Kerry Gallagher

Digital Learning Specialist, St. John's Prep
Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts and Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org in Palo Alto, California. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Kerry taught middle and high school history in Bring Your Own Device public schools for 13 years. She was best known for her paperless collaborative classroom model and has helped schools create student-driven... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
202

2:15pm

iLab: Osmos in the Classroom: A Hands-on iPad Experience
Limited Capacity full

This groundbreaking, award-winning, unique, iPad gaming accessory fosters creative thinking through physical play. In this session, particpants will learn about the device, explore the apps, be introduced to Osmo Academy, and discover how to design their own lessons to integrate within the elementary classrooms. Osmos apps include Masterpiece, Words, Tangrams, and Newton. The Masterpiece app is used for drawing and writing. The Words app is for spelling and vocabulary. The Tangrams app is for mathematical and spatial concepts, and the Newton app is for science exploration and problem solving. After demonstrations on using the apps, participants will be encouraged to explore the devices and experience the wonder of the Osmos!

Speakers
avatar for Julie Sessions

Julie Sessions

Technology and Innovation Specialist, Porter-Gaud School
Dr. Julie Sessions is currently the Technology & Innovation Specialist and the Lower School Curriculum Coordinator at Porter-Gaud School in Charleston, SC. She has taught for 21 years in public and private schools. Julie is the co-author of two books in 2015: What Schools Don’t Teach: 20 Ways to Help Students Excel in School and Life and From School Administrator to School Leader: 15 Keys to Maximizing Your Leadership Potential.


Wednesday November 18, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
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