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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
 

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... Read More →
avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Director of Online Learning & Instructor, EdTechTeacher, Inc
Avra Robinson is the Director of Online Learning and an Instructor for EdTechTeacher, as well as an Adjunct Faculty member for Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois. An authorized Google Education Trainer and dedicated educational technologist, Avra has been working with teachers... Read More →


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

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 r. werner

jonathan r. werner

Library & Instructional Technology Specialist, Cape Elizabeth Library & Learning Commons
Jonathan R. Werner is a Library & Instructional Technology Specialist at the Library and Learning Commons at Cape Elizabeth Middle School in Maine. He is the Immediate Past President of ISTE Librarians Network and a co-organizer of #1to1techat (Weds at 9PM EST). He also presents... Read More →



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

9:30am

iLab: Book Creator
Limited Capacity seats available

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
Bio Kristen has spent her career teaching and engaging primary school children in the United States and Canada.  Through her innovative, student-driven projects, she teaches classes to take chances and develop the skills necessary to succeed in the twenty-first century.   Kristen... Read More →


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

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

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, EdTech Teacher
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... 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

Keynote Speaker, 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... Read More →


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

10:45am

iLab: Engaging Your Class with iTunesU
Limited Capacity seats available

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, EdTechTeacher
EdTechTeacher Instructor, Edutopia and EdTech Researcher Blogger, TEDx Presenter, Google for Education Certified Trainer, and doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University, Beth leverages her experience with professional development, technology integration, and differentiated instruction... 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... Read More →


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

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

Technology Integration, Aurora Huskies
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

Assistant Professor in Comparative Media Studies and Director at MIT Teaching Systems Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Justin Reich is an educational researcher interested in the future of learning in a networked world. He is an assistant professor in the comparative media studies/writing department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a faculty associate of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet... Read More →


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

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... Read More →


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

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... Read More →


Tuesday November 17, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
206
 
Wednesday, November 18
 

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

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... 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... Read More →


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

9:30am

iLab: AppSmashing in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

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
After 10 years as an elementary teacher, Suzy Brooks is the Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools in Massachusetts. She is the co-author of Modern Mentoring, Reimagining Teacher Mentorship (Times 10, 2019). Additionally, Suzy provides hands-on workshops and... Read More →
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
EdTechTeacher Instructor, Edutopia and EdTech Researcher Blogger, TEDx Presenter, Google for Education Certified Trainer, and doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University, Beth leverages her experience with professional development, technology integration, and differentiated instruction... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
205

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... 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

Mathematics Consultant, Greater Essex County District School Board
Bio K-12 Mathematics Consultant with the Greater Essex County District School Board, Kyle enjoys discovering creative ways to spark curiosity through the inquiry process using tasks that are contextual, visual and concrete. Kyle shares his work by leading professional development... 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... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
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, EdTechTeacher
EdTechTeacher Instructor, Edutopia and EdTech Researcher Blogger, TEDx Presenter, Google for Education Certified Trainer, and doctoral student at Johns Hopkins University, Beth leverages her experience with professional development, technology integration, and differentiated instruction... Read More →
avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Director of Online Learning & Instructor, EdTechTeacher, Inc
Avra Robinson is the Director of Online Learning and an Instructor for EdTechTeacher, as well as an Adjunct Faculty member for Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois. An authorized Google Education Trainer and dedicated educational technologist, Avra has been working with teachers... Read More →


Wednesday November 18, 2015 1:00pm - 2:00pm
207

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, EdTech Teacher
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... Read More →


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