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Tuesday, November 6
 

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Fostering Computational Thinking with Swift Playgrounds
Participants will learn to foster computational thinking on the iPad with Apple's coding app Swift Playgrounds using real coding language, Swift! Real simple. Real fun. This session will help educators and students develop and employ strategies for understanding and solving problems in ways that leverage the power of coding.

Conquer levels, puzzles, and coding concepts. Master the basics, then set up new challenges. Then learn a new way to create code all with Swift Playgrounds. Swift Playgrounds requires no coding knowledge, so it’s perfect for educators and students just starting out. Acquire new knowledge and skills by solving puzzles to master the basics using Swift — a powerful programming language created by Apple and used by the pros to build today’s most popular apps. Then take on a series of challenges and step up to more advanced playgrounds designed by Apple and other leading developers.

Speakers
avatar for Mason Mason

Mason Mason

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Mason, M. Ed. is an Education Technology National Instructor at EdTechTeacher, Inc. and an Ed.D. student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is passionate about helping educators transform teaching and learning through technology integration and closing the digi... Read More →


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Broadcasting From the Classroom: Podcasting in EDU
As mobile and classroom technologies have improved, so has the domain of audio creation, editing and publishing. Whether a classroom has access to mobile devices (phones & iPads) or laptops & Chromebooks, there is a mobile or web app for nearly every platform that allows for any classroom to create and publish audio online. From individual production to collaborative classroom podcasts, this session will explore all things audio creation in the classroom from elementary to high school. Session attendees will walk away with concrete tools and approaches to integrating audio creation in the classroom and will contribute to a podcast that will be created live during the session!

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, 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 capabi... Read More →


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Creating Interactive Learning Experiences with G Suite for EDU
Our youngest students do NOT need to be left behind in the G Suite classroom. From writing and narrating a story to exploring new ideas to reflecting on their learning process in a digital portfolio, G Suite for EDU offers a variety of opportunities for engaging young learners. In this session, we will explore ways teachers can create interactive activities with Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Drawings, as well as audio recording and screencasting tools.

Speakers
avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Instructor, 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 20 years helping students and teachers discover exciting ways... Read More →


Tuesday November 6, 2018 TBA
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Personalize Learning To Amplify Student Voice & Agency
Successful personalized learning environments not only optimize instructional approaches to students needs and interests, but also emphasize student agency in which they take ownership of the learning. To do this effectively, students must become co-designers of the learning environment in which they are provided with choice and autonomy regarding what, how, when and where they learn. Personalized learning done well also promotes social and emotional learning by amplifying student voice as learners actively engage and collaborate with educators, students, and outside networks throughout the learning process. During this session, participants will explore these concepts along with specific examples of this in action across the nation. Participants will leave with practical strategies and resources that will help them implement these approaches in their educational settings.

Speakers
avatar for Tom  Driscoll

Tom Driscoll

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
As a Director of Digital Learning (BWRSD), EdTechTeacher Instructor, authorized Google for Education Trainer, author and speaker, Tom is recognized nationally as a leader in helping teachers, schools and districts transform teaching and learning with technology. Tom’s career in... Read More →


Tuesday November 6, 2018 TBA
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Take Your Classroom to Hyper Speed: Using the HyperDocs Concept with all Google Apps Tools
HyperDocs create an interactive learning experience for students, allowing them to explore content, create and curate digital artifacts that demonstrate what they know, think, feel, and understand. The misconception about HyperDocs is that they are simply Google documents with hyperlinks in them. However, when used appropriately, they can transform teaching and learning into interactive, engaging, student-centered environments. Similarly, a HyperDoc doesn’t have to be only a Google Document, in this session we will explore how to use the HyperDoc process to transform the learning experience using the full Google Suite: including Slides, Forms, Sheets, Drawings, and MyMaps. 

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Ben began his career as a social studies teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and lead the district’s iPad pilot program and redesigned his own curriculum. After four years of teaching, Ben assumed the role of Director of Technology for the Morrison School District. In th... Read More →


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Tech and Executive Functioning: Supports, Strategies and Resources
 Many of our students struggle with executive functioning. Executive Functioning skills are those that are needed for everyday life. They include: planning, problem solving, flexibility, organization, time management and task initiation. For many of our students, these skills can be challenging and pose many educational hurtles. In this workshop, participants will explore a variety of tools, resources and strategies that can aid in time management, organization, note taking and reading.


Speakers
avatar for Rosey McQuillan

Rosey McQuillan

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Rosey McQuillan is an Assistive Technology Specialist and an Instructor for EdTech Teacher with over 30 year of teaching experience. She works directly with students and educators to make curriculum accessible to all learners and provides opportunities for students to demonstrate... Read More →


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Four Shifts for the Future
Schools have always faced the twin challenges of conserving important traditions and preparing students for a changing future. In this talk, we'll explore four important shifts taking place with implications for educators: exponential growth of informal learning, changing teaching practices inside colleges, the impact of automation on working life, and the continually improving field of the science of learning. Examining these important changes, we'll explore what schools need to preserve and where schools need to grow and change to prepare young people for a complex world. 

Speakers
avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

EdTechTeacher
Justin Reich is an educational researcher interested in the future of learning in a networked world. He is the executive director of the PK-12 Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a research scientist in the MIT Office of Digital Learning, and a lecturer in th... Read More →


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Playful Rehearsal- Teacher Practice Spaces
Every great teacher knows that skill development requires deliberate practice; ironically, teachers themselves have limited opportunities to practice important teaching strategies and moves in low-stakes settings. In this presentation, Justin Reich, EdTechTeacher co-founder and head of the Teaching Systems Lab at MIT, will describe the ideas underlying this research and showcase prototypes of games and simulations that help teachers rehearse for and reflect upon important decisions in teaching.

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avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

EdTechTeacher
Justin Reich is an educational researcher interested in the future of learning in a networked world. He is the executive director of the PK-12 Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a research scientist in the MIT Office of Digital Learning, and a lecturer in th... Read More →


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Wednesday, November 7
 

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Virtual Reality in EDU
With the rapidly changing landscape of Virtual Reality and the reality of classroom integration, this session will explore the implications of virtual reality in a classroom setting as well as a the tools and resources that are readily available to begin integrating this potentially transformative technology. From consumption to creation session attendees will walk away with both a framework and tools to begin exploring pre-created VR content and VR as a storytelling platform.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, 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 capabi... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 TBA
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A.P.P.L.E. iPad
Participants will learn to APPLY PRACTICAL PEDAGOGY for LEARNING & ENGAGEMENT on the iPad.

Participants in this session will learn practical pedagogical tips, tricks, and hacks to enhance learning and engagement on the iPad. Build new skills, inspire your students, and take a journey with powerful productivity and creation apps including:

ANNOTATING with Notes,
PRODUCTIVITY with Numbers,
PBL with Pages & Keynote,
LITERACY with Accessibility, and
ENGAGEMENT with Clips. 

Speakers
avatar for Mason Mason

Mason Mason

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Mason, M. Ed. is an Education Technology National Instructor at EdTechTeacher, Inc. and an Ed.D. student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is passionate about helping educators transform teaching and learning through technology integration and closing the digi... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 TBA
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Amplifying the Power of Chrome in your Classroom
Unlock the creative and innovative power of Chrome and move beyond using the core suite of Google tools for simply word processing, productivity and organization. In this session, we will explore various Chrome apps, extensions, and add-ons that can allow students to create multimedia, manage digital resources, and engage in new learning opportunities. When teachers know where to find these amazing tools, our students’ learning experience is enhanced to a level never before seen. Whether on a Chromebook or laptop, Chrome provides the opportunity to transform student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Ben began his career as a social studies teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and lead the district’s iPad pilot program and redesigned his own curriculum. After four years of teaching, Ben assumed the role of Director of Technology for the Morrison School District. In th... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 TBA
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Leading Personalized Learning
Although personalized approaches to learning have gained considerable traction, there is still much confusion regarding what this complex set of ideas actually looks like in practice. In this session, join Bristol Warren Regional School District Superintendent Dr. Mario Andrade and Digital Learning Director Tom Driscoll as they lead participants through an exploration of the key components of personalized learning, such as learner profiles, competency-based progressions, flexible pathways and student agency. They will also highlight specific steps and key leadership moves that you can take to refine a vision for personalized learning and put it into practice across your school or district.


Speakers
avatar for Tom  Driscoll

Tom Driscoll

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
As a Director of Digital Learning (BWRSD), EdTechTeacher Instructor, authorized Google for Education Trainer, author and speaker, Tom is recognized nationally as a leader in helping teachers, schools and districts transform teaching and learning with technology. Tom’s career in... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 TBA
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SeeSaw
Looking for a learning journal that collects students’ digital and physical work in one place? Then Seesaw is the solution for you! It has a space that each student can own with built-in tools that make it easy for students to capture their learning, reflect, record audio, draw and develop new skills. Teachers can also include parents in the community to build a strong school-home connection. In this hands-on workshop participants will alternate between planning as a teacher and creating as a student and will walk away with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to get started with Seesaw the next school day!

Speakers
avatar for Anissa Labrador

Anissa Labrador

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Anissa Labrador is a dedicated lifelong educator who is never satisfied with status quo and is always looking for her next opportunity to learn. She strives to inspire teachers to embrace change, learn by making mistakes, and enhance their teaching strategies with technology with... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 TBA
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Using G Suite for Digital Differentiation
Moving from an analog environment to a digital one has never been more important or easier. It can be challenging to design learning experiences which allow students voice and choice while providing opportunities to support diverse learning styles. Digital differentiation using G-Suite, allows information to be presented in multiple ways and encourages students to take ownership of their learning. In this session, participants will learn strategies to enhance student access, provide for differentiation and student productivity with G Suite for EDU.

Speakers
avatar for Rosey McQuillan

Rosey McQuillan

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Rosey McQuillan is an Assistive Technology Specialist and an Instructor for EdTech Teacher with over 30 year of teaching experience. She works directly with students and educators to make curriculum accessible to all learners and provides opportunities for students to demonstrate... Read More →
avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Instructor, 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 20 years helping students and teachers discover exciting ways... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2018 TBA
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Empowering Innovation & Combating Stagnation
In every school or district there are “pockets of excellence,” great teachers innovating and enhancing pedagogical practices. But if schools are to move from pockets of excellence to widespread reform they have to develop a system that acknowledges, encourages, and rewards innovative teachers willing to take chances to meet student needs. Yet, reluctant or negative staff members may dissuade innovative teachers from risk-taking and so it’s essential that school leaders take away that negative power. In this session, we'll examine concepts and practices designed to nurture innovative practices across an entire faculty and combat stagnation. As Stanford researcher Linda Darling-Hammond underlines, "the intensive development of teachers and leaders" should be the central focus of school improvement and is they key to developing a positive and risk-taking culture. 

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