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Wednesday, November 7
 

8:15am

Keynote: Creating Innovators
Speakers
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Tony Wagner

Tony Wagner recently accepted a position as the first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard. Prior to this, he was the founder and co-director of the Change Leadership Group at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for more than a decade. Tony consults widely to schools, districts, and foundations around the country and internationally. His previous work experience includes twelve years as a... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2012 8:15am - 9:30am
Amphitheater

9:45am

Awesome iPad Adaptations You Can Make in Minutes

Learn over 20 different modifications that can be quickly made to an iPAD to accommodate for physical, sensory, or communication impairments. This workshop, will demonstrate over 20 different ways you can adapt an iPAD to mount on a chair, bed, wheelchair, table, desk and one’s body to accommodate for the inability to hold the device due to a physical impairment.


Speakers
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Therese Willkomm

Of assistive technology in NH, University of New Hampshire
Dr. Therese Willkomm, PhD, ATP, is an amazing Assistive Technology magician who has invented over 600 different Assistive Technology solutions including 50 different iPad solutions for people with disabilities. She is known nationally and internationally for her unique five minute approach to creating solutions using 10 basic hand tools and 30 different every day materials. She has presented in 42 states and six foreign countries. Dr. Willkomm... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 216

9:45am

EvidenceWorks for iPad: Bringing the Medical Team into the Biology Classroom to Reinforce the Importance of Evidence

EvidenceWorks is an innovative, field-tested, medically focused ebook curriculum for biology students that features videos, widgets, and a web app. Both technological and pedagogical aspects of teaching and learning with iPads will be considered along with tips for blending independent learning with classroom discussion and the use of authentic assessments.


Speakers
avatar for Thomas Hermanson

Thomas Hermanson

Biology Instructor, Hanover High School
Tom Hermanson teaches all flavors of Biology including Advanced Placement Biology at Hanover High School in Hanover, New Hampshire. He strives to integrate technology into the biology classroom to benefit both teaching and learning by engaging students in doing biology.


Wednesday November 7, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 214

9:45am

Flipping Your Classroom using the iPad

Looking to flip your class? Wondering how the iPad comes into play? In this session, we will look at how flipping with the iPad can simplify the process of creating custom course content and provide students with a number of ways to demonstrate their understanding of the content.  The workshop will focus on strategies that include:

  • Screencasting
  • Distributing Content
  • Evaluating & Assessing Student Understanding
  • In-class activity: What can be done with iPads?

 


Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

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

Greg Kulowiec

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


Wednesday November 7, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 217

9:45am

iLessons (on the iPad) for Higher Order Thinking Skills

Technology is the new pencil. How do we use devices like the iPad for students to create content for metacognition as well as Higher Order Thinking Skills? Personalized learning strategies, student examples, apps and resources will be shared. This is a fast paced, fun and informative presentation. Bring your iPad!


Speakers
avatar for Sue Gorman

Sue Gorman

Institute of Professional Educator Development, UW Parkside
I am celebrating 30 years as an educator My motto is Be kind. Be grateful. Be brave. I am an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher. I am a wife, Mom and Glamma-to-be. | I am an administrator/educator working to inspire teachers to redefine and transform their classrooms. I am passionate about engaging classrooms that inspire inquiry, visible thinking, student voice and choice, and global collaboration. I work with... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Amphitheater

9:45am

Using and Creating Mobile Games and Media for Learning

At MIT in The Education Arcade and Scheller Teacher Education Program, we have been developing and researching mobile educational games for more than a decade.  Some of these games are designed to take advantage of the “anytime and anywhere” nature of mobile devices, such as the UbiqGames project.  UbiqGames are content focused games designed to be played frequently for short periods of time and connected to classroom learning.  The UbiqBio project developed and studied the use of these games in learning high school level biology.  Other games are designed to take advantage of the “here and now” nature of mobile devices.  These location-based “augmented reality” games explicitly connect students to real issues in their communities through both play and creation of these games. Recently the work of students creating their own media for mobile devices has been extended through App Inventor, now at our Center for Mobile Learning at MIT.  App Inventor is a graphical programming language that allows people with little programming experience to create their own Android apps. For some, app creation has become another medium of expression, like video, photos, or drawing. For others, it has been a way to invent solutions to problems that they face in their schools, classes or communities.


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Eric Klopfer

Cambridge, MA, United States, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Eric Klopfer is Professor and Director of the Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade at MIT. Klopfer’s research focuses on the development and use of computer games and simulations for building understanding of science and complex systems. His research explores simulations and games on desktop computers as well as mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Klopfer’s work combines the construction of new software... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Rotunda A

9:45am

Who Learned More? Improving Teacher’s and Young Children’s Emergent Literacy: Professional Learning and iPads

We discuss a blended professional development delivery model designed to promote young children’s emergent literacy by changing teachers’ traditional instructional practice and incorporating technology tools to support teaching and learning. Teachers learned to use iPads in small-group settings; simultaneously supporting emergent and digital literacy.


Speakers
avatar for Heather Monroe-Ossi

Heather Monroe-Ossi

Ms. Monroe-Ossi, Curriculum Research Associate, has a varied history of experience including urban classroom teaching and coaching, applied research skills, and program planning for adult learners. Current projects include building community partnerships to improve academic and social outcomes for at-risk students and their families. She pursues opportunities to develop and implement innovative instructional technology strategies for use in... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Rotunda B

9:45am

Logistics - A TEAM approach to setting up, launching, and maintaining a 1:1 iPad school

This session will provide participants with practical "how-to" information for launching a successful 1:1 iPad program. It will focus on the logistics of setting up and maintaining the initiative using a teacher-led team approach. Learning from our experiences, we will share what has worked, what hasn't, and answer questions participants may have as they launch their own iPad programs.


Speakers
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Mitch Lawson

Northeastern Junior-Senior High School
Mitch Lawson is a veteran teacher, having served more than twenty years in public schools.  After many years as an elementary teacher, Mr. Lawson moved to a position as library media specialist. In this position he serves as the point person for implementation in a 1:1 iPad school.  Mr. Lawson holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University and a Master's Degree from IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Pechet Room

11:00am

iAssessment – It’s Elementary!

How can iPads lead to better instruction? They give you the opportunity to easily assess student learning! We will show you how we are leveraging the iPad and apps to gather valuable data and inform instruction. We will also share what we have learned during our 1:1 iPad implementation.


Speakers
avatar for Jo Bouldin

Jo Bouldin

Language Arts Chair/ Third Grade Teacher, the Langley School
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Chris Lindsay

Chris Lindsay is the Director of Technology at The Langley School in McLean, VA. The Langley School currently has a 1:1 iPad program in grades 3, 6, 7 and 8. Chris spends much of her time in K-8th grade classrooms supporting teachers as they use technology to transform the learning environment. Prior to this role, Chris was a technology coordinator in independent, charter and public schools in the Boston area. She started her career in the... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rotunda A

11:00am

From Possibilities to Practices: How the iPad is Changing Science Instruction

Derrick Willard has successful run two environmental science classes on iPads, with his students completing written work, reading digital texts, and taking assessments on the devices. Participants will see numerous examples of projects suited to the iPad as well as applications that are valuable to any class using the devices.


Speakers
avatar for Derrick Willard

Derrick Willard

Asst. Head of School for Academic Affairs, Providence Day School
Derrick Willard is a currently the Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs at Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC.  Derrick presented at the first two EdTechTeacher iPad Summits.  He has been integrating social media applications as instructional tools for the last five years, as well as piloting classes employing iPad tablets for the last three years.  Derrick writes about his projects here: http://pdsblogs.org/derrickwillardblog/


Wednesday November 7, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 217

11:00am

How is standing in one place Interactive? Or – how we sold our Promethean Boards and reclaimed our classrooms

Can the interactive board be replaced by the iPad and an Apple TV? What happens to the classroom when the teacher no longer must teach from one fixed position? Find out as, one school tackled these questions when it sought to define “what’s next” in the interactive, student-centered classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Tony Perez

Tony Perez

Common Sense Media, Private School
Young people today grow up in a digital world with potential for communication, collaboration, and creation. Yet schools face challenges with behavioral issues that arise from students¹ use of technology. Digital citizenship is an essential 21st century skill in which students are safe, responsible, and respectful digital media users. Learn about Common Sense Media¹s free, research-based, curriculum on digital literacy and citizenship, and... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rotunda B

11:00am

iPad Tablet Technology: Examples of Student Centered Projects

See the projects from an iPad pilot working with students ages 5 to 13. Discover how to effectively integrate project-based learning with your students. Learn to incorporate author studies, original visual art and design, simulations and STEM into your classes. Samples of student work and classroom documentation will be shown.


Speakers
avatar for Vince  Delisi

Vince Delisi

Director of Innovation and Technology, Holy Trinity School
For almost 35 years, Vince Delisi has used technology to help facilitate teaching and learning in schools across North America. He has taught in both publicly funded schools and independent schools as well as working for a large multi-national company managing teacher professional development in their educational technology division. In all that time, he has amassed experience in what helps students learn and what allows teachers to continue to... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Amphitheater

11:00am

iPads for Authentic Learning: Supporting English Language Learners in an Urban Elementary Setting

iPads for Authentic Learning will provide guided exploration of apps and inquiry-based instructional strategies that offer English language learners culturally responsive opportunities for authentic communication and meaningful expression. These strategies will move beyond drill and practice apps to student-generated higher order thinking activities that promote second language acquisition.


Speakers
avatar for Sue  Cusack

Sue Cusack

Assistant Professor, Lesley University
Sue Cusack is an Assistant Professor in the STEM Division in the Graduate School of Education at Lesley University. Her area of expertise is the inclusive use of instructional and assistive technologies in support of student-centered learning. She also directs the Lesley University Makerspace Initiative, where Sue and her Lesley STEAM team provide a new way for Lesley students and community partners to engage in learning and inquiry-based... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 214

11:00am

Students as Curators of 24/7 Learning Networks

This fast-paced session will explore ways that students can use the iPad to curate their own learning networks comprised of experts, practitioners, teachers and other students around the world to make learning a 24/7 experience. With the iPad, learners can perform research, collaborate and produce creative works! During this session we will also discover tips and tricks to get even more out of your Internet communication device. This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources and information about using iPads for communication and collaboration. Participants are encouraged to bring their own iPad to participate.


Speakers
avatar for Lainie Rowell

Lainie Rowell

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


Wednesday November 7, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pechet Room

11:00am

Advantage 2014 iPad 1-to-1 Technical Project Management

This session will take a look at the Auburn School Department’s 1-to1 iPad initiative through the lens of technical project management. The session will examine the challenges of deploying iPads 1-to-1 to primary grade students and how Auburn has met these challenges. Particular attention will be given to sync models for iPads in classrooms with younger students and the way Auburn has chosen to approach the assignment of Apple IDs and the iTunes Volume Purchase Program, (VPP). Auburn’s use of Mobile Device Management software (CasperSuite by JAMF) will be described.


Speakers
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Peter Robinson

Peter Robinson has been working in the Auburn School Department since 1993 after graduating from the University of Maine at Farmington. He began as a 5th-6th grade teacher and quickly realized that his passion for technology was a valuable asset in the classroom. He found that technology was a great way to engage students who others struggled in school and to customize learning experiences for all students. In 1999 he became the Technology... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 216

1:00pm

Keynote: Creating in an iPad Classroom

Originally marketed as a single-user, consumption device, when placed in the hands of students with a few select applications, the iPad unlocks a world of potential for students to create original content.  However, it isn't just the final product that transforms the experience in the classroom,  it is often the unintended outcomes that truly transform the process and experience for students.  The very nature of using iPads changes the dynamic and culture of the classroom.  When combining the mobility, flexibility and intuitive nature of these devices, the classroom can be transformed into a open learning environment. The transformation of the classroom is not a product of the act of using the iPad, but rather of the process of using the iPad. This process fosters student creation, reveals opportunities for students, and opens up a path toward fundamentally transforming the dynamic of the classroom.


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 7, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Amphitheater

2:15pm

Discover the power of a new app which can turn the iPad from a tool for consumption into a platform for creation

Share the joy of creating stop-animation movies with a new app. Work with an affordable and attainable technology where learning happens! Materials will be provided, so that each participant will have a chance to choose a content area, brainstorm a story line for the specific content, and create a movie.


Speakers
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Dotty Coribiere

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


Wednesday November 7, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rotunda B

2:15pm

Make the APPsolute Fit! Select the Right Mobile Device Apps for Learns with Intensive Special Needs

Availability of low-cost apps grows exponentially. Practitioners and families turn to these hoping for affordable ways to accommodate. However, we must keep decision-making processes in mind when designing interventions. Make the fit just as you would for any other assistive technology. One decision-making matrix is Stages Framework. Focus on cognitive and language challenge helps to narrow the scope being considered.

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Madalaine Pugliese

Madalaine Pugliese

Assistive Learning Technology Specialist, Assistive Learning Technologies, LLC
Ms. Pugliese has 40 years of experience in public education and is a nationally recognized speaker and authority in technology integration. Her achievements include: | • President, Assistive Learning Technologies, LLC | • Director of Assistive Technology Graduate Program at Simmons College, Boston, MA | • Assistive Technology Consultant, Marblehead, MA Public Schools | • 2004 Pathfinder Award from MassCue | &bull... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 214

2:15pm

The dog ate it??? Even on an iPad?

Going digital is great until you have 150 emails from students every day! Come learn how to organize your digital classroom using free file hosting services such as DropBox, Evernote, Google Docs, etc. Free your email, declutter your IN box, track and organize homework, and keep that dog from getting their assignments.


Speakers

Wednesday November 7, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rotunda A

2:15pm

Paper, Pencil, Pens & iPads: Combining the physical and the digital

While the iPad is a fantastic mobile device that enables student creation, publication, communication, and collaboration, is it the only tool? What role will Interactive White Boards, computers, and even paper play in the classroom moving forward? In this session, we will explore what it means to truly integrate these devices in order to create a dynamic learning environment. Students may ultimately choose devices and apps in the same manner that they pick their pens and notebooks, so the challenge may be how we - as educators - ensure that the learning tools match the learning objectives and, more importantly, the students' learning needs.


Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

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


Wednesday November 7, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Amphitheater

2:15pm

iJourney: One School’s Journey to 1:1 iPad integration: Successes and Pitfalls

Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart began investigating the possibility of transforming to a 1:1 school in the fall of 2010. This presentation will take you through the school’s process from the a pilot program to 1:1 in grades 6-12 to evaluating the success of the program. Learn about what went smoothly and what to carefully consider when heading down this path.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Missonis

Robert Missonis

Robert Missonis is the Head of Middle School at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart. Over the last year and a half, Robert oversaw and helped implement a 1:1 iPad program at Stuart for all student in grades 6-12. Prior to serving as division head, Robert served as a technology integrator and history teacher. Robert served as a Middle School computer science teacher and Dean at the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, N.Y. prior to... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 217

2:15pm

Demystifying the Management and Use of iPads in Education

This presentation will focus on iPads in the K-6 classroom environment from a technical and pedagogical standpoint. Attendees will gain an understanding on the how the operational management of iPads from a network perspective directly influences their pedagogical implementation in the classroom. Topics such as the Configurator Tool, iPad Pedagogy, and strategic visioning for are a few of the topics that will be covered.


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Morrison

Jeff Morrison

Director of Education Technology, Trinity School
Jeff Morrison has 12 years of teaching and 5 years of educational technology leadership experience in both formal and informal educational settings. He holds professional teaching certifications in nine content areas in the State of Georgia, including Educational Leadership and Gifted Education. He has a Masters Degree in Science Education and an Advanced Degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University. He is currently a PhD... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 216

2:15pm

Learning Spaces and iPads – a Paradigm Shift for Educators

Hillbrook’s 1:1 iPad program enabled a paradigm shift in teacing and education. With students and teachers untethered from the physical environment with this highly mobile device, Hillbrook is investigating how to create learning environments that leverage mobility. The iLab is an experimental space where learners vary their space according to the work they are doing.


Speakers
avatar for Don Orth

Don Orth

Director of Technology and Strategic Partnerships, Hillbrook School
Don Orth, an Apple Distinguished Educator, is currently director of technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos California, received his BA from Tufts University and EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has been working in public and private schools, both in the US and Europe, for over a decade in teaching and administrative roles. Currently he is working with Hillbrook and other Bay Area schools and organizations to bring... Read More →


Wednesday November 7, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Pechet Room

3:30pm

From Consumption to Creation to Curation - Putting it All Together

As students create content, now what? How can we, as educators, begin to curate concepts by students and for students? In this session, we will explore how to integrate multiple apps in order to encourage both teachers and students to curate their own learning objects that support clearly defined learning objectives.


Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

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


Wednesday November 7, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Rotunda

3:30pm

Going Paperless with the iPad - Strategies, Success Stories & Reality of a Paperless iPad Classroom

While there are still challenges the arise when integrating iPads into a classroom setting, there have been tremendous improvements to apps and web based resources that make a paperless iPad classroom a reality.From web based research and social bookmarking, to collaborative writing, feedback and publishing, iPads have the potential to allow educators and students to work in a completely (or nearly) paperless environment.  This workshop will explore a combination of strategies used to conduct a completely paperless research paper with a 10th grade English class, as well as recent improvements to the iPad iOS and apps that make the a paperless classroom a viable reality.Going Paperless with the iPad - Strategies, Success Stories & Reality of a Paperless iPad Classroom


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 7, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pechet Room

3:30pm

Preparing and Supporting the iPad Teacher

"How do we prepare classroom teachers for the promise and challenge of an iPad classroom? We will explore a blended model for iPad PD that provides sustained individual and community support. We will look at particular strategies to make both hands-on and online iPad PD dynamic, interactive, and meaningful to teacher practice."


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 7, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Amphitheater
 
Thursday, November 8
 

8:30am

Keynote: Building the Successful iPad 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.


Thursday November 8, 2012 8:30am - 9:30am
Amphitheater

9:45am

iPaddling in the Elementary BYOD classroom

Experience a third-grade integrated classroom embracing a Bring Your Own Device initiative while integrating 6 shared iPads once a week. What devices will students bring to school? How are equity and safety concerns addressed? How are resources maximized in an environment where Differentiated Education isn’t a buzzword, it’s a reality?


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 →


Thursday November 8, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 214

9:45am

iTunesU: Share the Love

We will explore the possibilities of iTunes U as a means of sharing courses. Participants will be introduced to the app and will see a variety of model classes and resources. The presenter will walk participants through the process of establishing a class and uploading materials, sharing insights from experience. Participants who are using iTunes U will be encouraged to share their stories, as well.


Speakers
avatar for Carla Beard

Carla Beard

Director, Web English Teacher
Carla Beard, Director of Web English Teacher, is a technology consultant and former high school English teacher. She has presented on technology in the English/Language Arts curriculum at both ISTE and NCTE, and has written for eNotes, PBS, and Access Learning magazine. 


Thursday November 8, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Rotunda B

9:45am

Rethinking the Writing Process with the iPad

The ability to write well is an essential skill for all students and is considered a predictor of academic success. The iPad offers new solutions to engage reluctant, struggling, unsuccessful writers. Become inspired to learn whatever it takes to meet the needs of the struggling writers in your classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Karen Janowski

Karen Janowski

Assistive Technology consultant, EdTech Solutions
I work part-time in the Newton Public Schools as the AT Specialist and also have my own private practice as an AT Consultant in the Greater Boston area. My passion is to remove the obstacles to success and independence for struggling learners through the use of effective technology.


Thursday November 8, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Amphitheater

9:45am

Getting Moving With Mobile Learning Activities

As we know the iPad is a fantastic device that can be a used to in lessons for all content areas and grade levels. One of the best aspects of the iPad is its mobility. Unfortunately, too many schools are locking iPads into the physical confines of a school building and their students are missing out on some wonderful mobile learning opportunities. In this presentation Richard Byrne will share ten ways that iPads can be used to create truly mobile learning experiences indoors and out. The presentation will include ideas for producing new media, expanding knowledge through augmented reality, and getting kids moving with GPS-based activities.


Speakers
avatar for Richard Byrne

Richard Byrne

Trouble Maker, Blogger, Owner, Byrne Instructional Media, LLC
Richard is best known for his award winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers which started while teaching high school social studies in Maine. Today, Richard’s writing reaches more than 500,000 educators every month. His favorite thing to do is help teachers develop creative and practical classroom uses of technology. An energetic speaker, Richard has been invited to speak at events all over North America, Europe, Australia, Southeast... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Pechet Room

9:45am

Why is This Time Different?

Why The iPad is Different: Superior Technology, or Superb Timing? This session will show how a combination of timing and advances in technology will allow the iPad to help bring about a real revolution in education. This time will make all the difference.


Speakers
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Marc Schulman

Marc Schulman is the prime developer of 20 iPad apps for education. He has authored 21 History CDs and has been the leader of MultiEducator Inc., an Apple educational software development company for two decades. Marc taught history in Middle School for four years and been a lecturer in the Political Science Dept. of SUNY Purchase. Marc is the author of the recently released book: "A History of American Presidential Elections: From Washington... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 217

9:45am

Managing iPads in a Shared Environment: The Hurdles and the Strategies

Many schools have been struggling to deploy and manage iPads and other iOS devices in a shared environment. Managing iPad labs and iPad carts in such an environment is a very different task than managing iPads in a 1:1 environment, and because there is no one-size-fits all solution, many schools, IT staff, and classes are suffering. We will discuss the most common hurdles encountered by schools with these shared setups, and we will walk through the pros and the cons of management tools provided by Apple and 3rd parties (Apple’s Configurator, Apple Profile Manager, and 3rd party tools like Casper). Each of these management tools can unearth additional potential issues that also require attention. This session will provide an overview of these hurdles, possible solutions, and will allow for discussion of pros and cons as well as strategies to simplify the management of these devices.

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Angoff

Jeremy Angoff

Partner, OunceIT, LLC
avatar for Michael Levesque

Michael Levesque

Team Member, OunceIT, LLC


Thursday November 8, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Rotunda A

9:45am

Transitioning to iPads – Avoiding the Boogeyman in the Closet

This session will discuss the process to transition to iPads in a traditional education program. We will highlight key points for your success. Session topics will include the importance of planning, communication, technical details, and professional development as well as an open Q&A forum.

 

 


Speakers
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Martha Cunningham

Director of Technology, Sandy Spring Friends School
Director of Technology at Sandy Spring Friends School for seven years. Over 15 years of technology industry experience including integration, systems management and adult education. Working with teachers, students and parents to use the technology of today to prepare students has become my passion.


Thursday November 8, 2012 9:45am - 10:45am
Room 216

11:00am

A Chicago School’s Journey to Redefine Learning

National Teachers Academy is a high needs Chicago Public Schools.  Four teachers have received grants for 1:1 iPads in intermediate math, intermediate science, middle school special education, and school-wide music.   National Teachers Academy chose to evaluate technology use with Ruben Putendera’s SAMR model, which defines implementation of technology as Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, or Redefinition. The teachers have spent the year striving to redefine the classroom using technology in a 1:1 environment. After a brief explanation of the SAMR model, these teachers will share how the classroom changed and how students and teachers became empowered through the use of technology. They will present variety of tools and how they have transformed learning in the four different classrooms. Jennie will share how technology can be used for math metacognition, Anita will share how tools can be used to differentiate in the special education classroom, Holly will share how iPads have elevated music analysis and creation, and Autumn will share how multimedia science journals and blogging changed the science classroom.  Participants will take away teacher tested strategies and applications of successful implementation of technology tools that are redefining the classroom.  


Thursday November 8, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 217

11:00am

Backpack Journalism – From Planning to Production: Using the iPad to tell a multimedia rich story

Backpack Journalism is a label given to describe how journalists today need to research, report, photograph, video, edit and produce their findings. All students in a way are like journalists. They need to research and create reports demonstrating what they have learned. Students today can do on the iPad what used to take a small army to complete. This presentation demonstrates how to teach students the process of telling a good story or giving a good report. The process of planning, writing, shooting, editing, and producing will be demonstrated using the iPad. Various apps and online tools will be demonstrated.


Speakers
avatar for Sterling Miller

Sterling Miller

Teacher, DHS
Sterling loves to teach technology. He worked part time in high school teaching his teachers how to use the "new" internet/email, in college he worked in the IT Training department teaching his professors how to harness the power of technology in their research and lectures. Sterling has taught High School Technology Education classes for 7 years. Sterling teaches night school computer classes, and is always leading Technology PD sessions in... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rotunda A

11:00am

Connected Learning” with iPads & Moodle

“Connected Learning” is a model that draws from social, ubiquitous, blended and personalized learning, delivered by new media, to help re-imagine education for the 21st Century. This presentation will present examples and ideas about how the Connected Learning model is being implemented across the K-12 spectrum using iPads and Moodle.


Speakers
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Michael Mino

Innovator in Residence, Independent Consultant
Michael Mino is an education and technology development specialist with over 23 years experience in education and an outstanding track record of innovation. He has pioneered the use of computer and information technology to transform traditional education programs into state of the art 21st Century programs. He has over ten years of high school teaching experience and for 12 years served as a technology and curriculum specialist for public school... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 216

11:00am

iPad – One device – 4 Outcomes

One device can result in a multitude of outcomes dependent on the learner. This presentation will take a look at 4 different students – the IB Student, the Tween Tech User, the LD kid, and the Gamer – and how the use of the iPad and digital media influences their learning experiences.


Speakers
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Keith Rispin

Teaching Technology Specialist, West Vancouver Secondary School
Keith Rispin is a 17 year teaching veteran who has been involved with digital learning environments from the very start. | | Sometimes referred to in the twitterverse as the "Eeyore of EDTECH". Keith looks at the use of technology in education from a very practical perspective. Having worked worked with students from at risk to advanced placement, using technology as a central part of his curriculum delivery, Keith has seen what works... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 214

11:00am

iPads as a Catalyst for Creating a Culture of Inquiry and Collaboration

What does great teaching with iPads look like? How do you support teachers to make the most of iPads in the classroom? We will discuss strategies to help teachers and curriculum leaders develop a strong culture of inquiry and collaboration in their schools, using iPads as the catalyst.


Speakers
avatar for Denise Coffin

Denise Coffin

Kindergarten Teacher, Sidwell Friends School
Denise Coffin teaches Kindergarten at Sidwell Friends School. She has been using Thinking Routines and other Project Zero ideas in her classroom for the past five years. She has been a presenter/exhibitor at several Looking at Student/Teacher Thinking exhibitions in Washington and has led a teacher workshop on Articulation, Documentation, and Reflection at the PZ Perspectives 2014 conference in Memphis, TN. Over the past six years, she has led... Read More →
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Eve Eaton

Teacher, Sidwell Friends School
Eve Eaton teaches at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. Over the past two years, she has worked to integrate iPads into her classroom. She has discovered practical ways to seamlessly integrate this technology into the curriculum and is interested in helping others learn from her mistakes. She currently teaches first grade at Sidwell Friends Lower School, after having taught fourth graders for well over a decade. Eve is a regular... Read More →
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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 →


Thursday November 8, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Amphitheater

11:00am

Reaching All Learners

Explore how the iPad can be an individualized learning device for students with varying learning styles and abilities. Discover apps, accessories, and strategies that can engage and empower the learning process for all learners. Rethink the boundaries between regular education and special education, and examine how the iPad can assist teachers in providing an inclusive setting for all students.


Speakers
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Meg Wilson

Technology Instigator, Avenues: The World School
I am passionate about using mobile devices to individualize education for students of all abilities!


Thursday November 8, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pechet Room

11:00am

Teachers’ attitudes to using iPad; implications for developing new skills, pedagogies and school-provided support

The presentation will focus on the data and analysis collected from iPad 1:1 programmes that span across 22 post primary-schools in Ireland; 16 of these schools will use iPads with students and teachers, six of the schools will initially use them for teachers only. The combined size of those programmes is 670 teachers and 1,150 students. The study will establish a baseline of both measurements and will measure differences, and their causes, over a period of several months. The outcomes will enable an evidence-based approach to technology professional development and the provision of support structures for educators.


Speakers
avatar for Keith Young

Keith Young

PhD Candidate & Occasional Lecturer, Maynooth University, Department of Education
Keith is a PhD candidate and occasional lecturer in Maynooth University’s Department of Education, where he works on various modules of the Professional Master of Education courses with a focus on the effective use of technology in education. His PhD research focuses on the impact that mobile technology has on relationships of learning between students and teachers. His wider research interests include mobile learning as a practice... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Rotunda B

1:00pm

A Tale of 2.0 Cities – Leveraging iPads, Tablets and Mobile Devices For Better Humanities Instruction and Common Core Integration

How do we best leverage the technology today’s students are familiar and engaged with? How do we use tablets and other mobile devices to motivate students to read, write, and think critically? How do we encourage learning that is truly social and collaborate? How can technology help districts meet the goals of the Common Core? This session will explore methods for integrating technology such as peer- to-peer collaboration, social media, and video and audio tools to satisfy Common Core standards in the Humanities. Attendees will explore practical implementation ideas that will simultaneously engage students while also meeting Common Core objectives. At the core of the session is the proven pedagogy that can be implemented and augmented through the use of iPads and other mobile devices. Participants will learn how technology can be woven into their existing lesson plans; how teachers can teach classic and modern texts with technology; and how the use of iPads can motivate students to read and write at progressively higher levels.


Speakers
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Ryan Bubalo

Ryan Bubalo is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for StudySync.He works with Humanities teachers nationwide to help develop technologyimplementation strategies suited to their specific needs. He has taughtComposition, Creative Writing, and English as a Second Language at thecollege and pre-college levels, most recently at the University of Mississippiand the American University of Iraq-Sulaimani.


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Pechet Room

1:00pm

Designing tablet apps for math learning in preschool

The Next Generation Preschool Math is a 4-year, $3.5m research project. In partnership with research scientists from the Center on Children and Technology at EDC and SRI International, WGBH will be designing a blended learning suite of 8 tablet apps. The apps will be complemented by non-digital materials designed to integrate with the rhythms and spaces that make a preschool classroom tick – learning centers, snack time, recess and story time. This presentation will share our initial findings and key questions.

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Christine Zanchi

Christine Zanchi

Executive Producer and Director of Digital Education Strategy, WGBH Educational Foundation
Christine Zanchi is an Executive Producer and Director of Digital Education Strategy for WGBH’s Children’s Media Group.  Christine is currently leading production a three-year, NSF-funded grant to explore preschool math learning through a blend of hands-on activities and tablet-based gaming, all supported by an innovative interactive teacher’s guide. Prior to this, Christine lead the development and production of a number of... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 217

1:00pm

iBard: Digital Shakespeare and the iPad

How can we get students excited to read Shakespeare? By employing methods and technologies that they already know and use. iBard: Digital Shakespeare and the iPad will demonstrate how iOS apps, social networking programs, video, and online resources can change the way our students learn Shakespeare’s timeless plays.


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 →


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 214

1:00pm

iPads in Special Education – AAC Device, Learning Tool, and More

The iPad hase changed the playing field for students with special needs. Participants will learn how the iPad can be used as an AAC, Learning, and Accessibility tool for students with special needs – as well as how to select apps to meet IEP goals and how to document progress in innovative ways.


Speakers
avatar for Hillary Brumer

Hillary Brumer

Assistive Technology Specialist, Regional School Unit 21
Currently serving as the Assistive Technology Specialist for grades K-12, working jointly with IT Services and Special Services on Assistive and Educational Technologies to meet diverse student needs. Passionate about accessibility, ipads, UDL, and life-long learning. Currently serving on ASCD board, AT Consortium, and AIM CoOp for the State of Maine. Also a PhD Student at Capella University specializing in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rotunda B

1:00pm

Getting Your Entire School Community On Board With (1:1) iPads

Bringing mobile devices into schools is a tremendous change for the students and the adults in a school community. In order to gain both momentum and support for these initiatives to succeed we need to be transparent and inclusive of all of the stakeholders in the district. We need to continually reinforce why we have undertaken these efforts which are so foreign to parents who had a vastly different experience. In addition, we need to help guide staff, students, and parents through this new territory where mobile devices are looked upon as tools of instruction rather than tools of distraction. Ensuring that the school community understands that this is a instructional initiative and not just a large technology purchase is imperative. This session will provide concrete examples of how one school has kept all stakeholders in the loop in and built positive momentum in doing this important work. It will also provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions and discuss best practice.


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.


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Amphitheater

1:00pm

From Pilot to Program: Lessons Learned

Join an open discussion regarding the “whys” and “hows” of migrating from iPad pilot program to live 1:1 school-wide program in just 9 months. What were the lessons learned at Choate Rosemary Hall, and how is the program running in its first year?


Speakers
JB

Joel Backon

As Director of Academic Technology and a History teacher, Joel has been a supporting member of the Choate Rosemary Hall leadership team since 1992. He has taught History for thirteen years and led a team that created a new Thematic World History course stressing depth and analytic thinking rather than the traditional survey approach. He also designed a technology- and research-based Contemporary Global Issues course, and teaches two senior... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Rotunda A

1:00pm

Simplify Network Access: iPad Deployment

What is the special recipe that convinces you to change your IT strategy? My recipe consists of mobile, social, gaming, and geolocation in order to meet strategic goals. After personally meeting with faculty and listening to what was most frustrating about technology in their daily workflow, I had a clear understanding of what had to change: reduce complexity in taking attendance, submit grades, and accessing files. Currently, I have moved these administrative tasks to a mobile first environment. This presentation will detail how to set-up the Cloud Agent and Citrix apps on your iPad (or other mobile device) to access both your desktop environment and the student database in order to serve up information simply and reliably. Participants will download these apps and learn how to configure them, as well as gain an understanding of the network infrastructure required to support them. In addition to discussing faculty implementation, student deployment will be discussed, especially with regard to access of network files via the Thayer Planner on the iPad and the deployment of authorization codes for apps and eBooks.

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Theresa Jay

Theresa Jay

Director Technology, Thayer Academy
Theresa Rubico Jay is an engineer, educator, lecturer, and Director of Technology at Thayer Academy. She worked designing computer processing chips until her classroom experience teaching electronics began in 1994. By 1997 she was the Director of Technology in Arlington securing a half a million dollars in technology grant funding.  Theresa enjoys designing clever ways to integrate technology into the curriculum. She has devoted her tech... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Room 216

2:15pm

Explaining Everything: Meaningful assessment through screencasting on the iPad

Screencasting solutions such as Explain Everything for iPad, provide great ways for students to demonstrate their understanding in engaging ways and provide teachers a new lens for seeing the process of learning in addition to the product. Learn how to integrate a flexible and powerful assessment approach into your learning environment.


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 →


Thursday November 8, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Pechet Room

2:15pm

iPads and Apps for Ongoing Formative Assessment

This workshop will explore new apps that make it easier and faster for teachers to organize, analyze, and group students around their understanding and competence with the skills that have been taught.


Speakers
avatar for Shawn Rubin

Shawn Rubin

Chief Education Officer, Highlander Institute
Shawn Rubin is the Chief Education Officer at the Highlander Institute in Providence, Rhode Island. Shawn manages the Institute’s personalized and blended learning initiatives. At the Highlander Institute, Shawn leads the FUSE RI fellowship, which partners educators and administrators from schools around Rhode Island with other school districts to help disseminate blended learning – the integration of teaching, technology and data to increase... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rotunda A

2:15pm

iLearning - the classroom of the 21st Century

Understand the history of digital resources and learn how to incorporate them into today's digital classroom. Using the instructional resources your district has already and free Apps we will create the classroom of the 21st Century.   This hands-on presentation will give you ideas to implement tomorrow! 

 

 


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Thursday November 8, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 217

2:15pm

iPad Integration in the First Year Foreign Language Classroom

How can you use iPads in the first year foreign language classroom? Given a 1:1 environment, how can using iPads help your students become more proficient in speaking, listening, writing, reading and remembering French? Attendees will see examples of a variety of applications used by beginning French students over the course of an academic year. Successes as well as challenges will be shared.


Speakers
avatar for Heather Leger

Heather Leger

HS French, Shrewsbury High School
Heather Leger has two Masters Degrees and has been teaching French for over 20 years, the last 8 of which have been in the Shrewsbury Public School system. She has taken several courses on iPad Technology and Integration and has been using it in her French classroom.


Thursday November 8, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 216

2:15pm

Beyond Pockets of Excellence: How the Best Leaders Empower School-Wide Transformations

Devices don't transform learning, people do. In nearly ever school, the introduction of a new device inspires individual teachers with extraordinary initiative and creativity to create pockets of excellence in their own classrooms. There are only a handful of schools, however, where new devices lead to systematic changes in student learning experiences. In these places, school and district leaders play a vital role in helping pockets of excellence scale to school-wide transformations. In this session, we'll explore the strategies that the best school leaders use to empower their teachers and students to rethink teaching and learning in a networked age. 


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.


Thursday November 8, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Amphitheater

2:15pm

Professional Development for Teaching in the 21st Century Classroom

Working in a 1:1 environment has allowed us to not only differentiate for students but for teachers as well. In this session, we will address the question: How do we continue to innovate and change so that student learning is improved?


Speakers
avatar for Alice Barr

Alice Barr

Instructional Technology Integrator, Yarmouth High School
Alice is the Instructional Technology Coach at Yarmouth High School, an Apple Distinguished School in Maine. She supports the district goal of improving student learning by working in classrooms with teachers and students. | | A Google Certified Innovator, Alice has her M.Ed in Education Technology. She started her education career overseas and has lived and taught technology on five continents. She teaches classes for The Professional... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Rotunda B

2:15pm

New iPad User’s Guide to the Galaxy

Complete your iPad Summit experience making certain that you know how to
utilize all the features of your iPad. Swipe to navigate and multitask,
customize, use iTunes to download apps and share files, and use both
cameras. The instructor will share some favorite apps, but the focus will
be using the device itself. Become a super user in no time! Covers iPad 2
& 3, iOS versions 5 and 6


Speakers
avatar for Gaby Richard-Harrington

Gaby Richard-Harrington

Technology Integration, Assistive Technology, and Consultant, Strategy 2 Design / Northampton Public Schools
...left handed, right brained, well, maybe whole brained, athletic, creative, multitasker, lifelong learner... entrepreneur... and willing to stand up to bullies! | | I have worked as an Instructional Technology and Assistive Technology Specialist at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels for the past fifteen years. I am always looking for ways to engage students in lessons rooted in constructivist theory and pedagogy. I have a... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Room 214

3:30pm

Panel Discussion: iPads in the Middle/High School Classroom
Speakers
JB

Joel Backon

As Director of Academic Technology and a History teacher, Joel has been a supporting member of the Choate Rosemary Hall leadership team since 1992. He has taught History for thirteen years and led a team that created a new Thematic World History course stressing depth and analytic thinking rather than the traditional survey approach. He also designed a technology- and research-based Contemporary Global Issues course, and teaches two senior... Read More →
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Vince Delisi

Director of Innovation and Technology, Holy Trinity School
For almost 35 years, Vince Delisi has used technology to help facilitate teaching and learning in schools across North America. He has taught in both publicly funded schools and independent schools as well as working for a large multi-national company managing teacher professional development in their educational technology division. In all that time, he has amassed experience in what helps students learn and what allows teachers to continue to... Read More →
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

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

Shawn McCusker

Social Studies Department Supervisor, Libertyville High School
Shawn McCusker has 20 years of experience as a middle and high school teacher during which time he has taught in public, private, and alternative schools. In 2006, he was recognized as a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. Shawn is an innovator in the creation of online learning communities such as #sschat and #1to1techat, a community that conducts discussions of effective leadership and teaching practices for 1:1... Read More →
avatar for Tony Perez

Tony Perez

Common Sense Media, Private School
Young people today grow up in a digital world with potential for communication, collaboration, and creation. Yet schools face challenges with behavioral issues that arise from students¹ use of technology. Digital citizenship is an essential 21st century skill in which students are safe, responsible, and respectful digital media users. Learn about Common Sense Media¹s free, research-based, curriculum on digital literacy and citizenship, and... Read More →


Thursday November 8, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Pechet Room

3:30pm

Leadership Panel Discussion: Supporting the iPad Classroom

"The iPad can function as a differentiator, a student-response system, a classroom manager, an organizer, a curator, a creator, and more. Yet, many educators have a limited understanding of the iPad as a learning device and are ill-prepared for the transition to the iPad classroom. So, what are the best practices for teacher preparation and professional growth? What are the best infrastructure, workflow and administrative practices and strategies? Which program policies and protocols help ensure effective iPad integration? Come share what is working at your school or district and learn from others." 


Speakers
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

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

Tom Plati

Director of Educational Technology & Assessment, Lexington Public Schools


Thursday November 8, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Rotunda B

3:30pm

Panel Discussion: iPads in the Elementary Classroom
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 →
avatar for Don Orth

Don Orth

Director of Technology and Strategic Partnerships, Hillbrook School
Don Orth, an Apple Distinguished Educator, is currently director of technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos California, received his BA from Tufts University and EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has been working in public and private schools, both in the US and Europe, for over a decade in teaching and administrative roles. Currently he is working with Hillbrook and other Bay Area schools and organizations to bring... Read More →
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 →


Thursday November 8, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Rotunda A