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Wednesday, October 24
 

10:15am EDT

Assessing the Educational Impact of 1:1 and Other Technology Initiatives
This session showcases, and explains, a process for developing meaningful assessments of technology’s impact on teaching and learning. Particular emphasis is given to 1:1 initiatives and the potential impacts these have on students and teachers. Participants will learn how they can join a MassCUE professional development project for producing technology initiative evaluations.

Speakers
JC

Jeanne Clark

Director, Sun Associates


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

Burlington Student Help Desk - Panel Discussion

This panel discussion will highlight our student run technology help desk that was proposed two years ago as a new course to help support the 1:1 iPad initiative. Attendees will learn the steps needed to build a student technology help desk course, how to build the curriculum to align with common core standards, and receive a first hand account of our course from our students. Attendees will leave this session with a comprehensive understanding of how to find in house resources to support a large scale 1:1 initiative, how to integrate a student technology help desk, and how to use students as a resource for professional development.


Speakers
AP

Andrew P. Marcinek

Instructional Technologist\nBurlington High School


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 27 East Side Putnam Investment Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

How to Search4STEM the Easy Web Way
Search4STEM is a “one stop” knowledge exchange system for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Using the website itself, this presentation will take attendees through the various elements of Search4STEM all contextualized and personalized for the user. Examples of a search will be demonstrated followed by Q & A.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 23 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

TEC Online Academy
Since 2010 TEC Online Academy has provided high school students with the opportunity to enroll in fully virtual college preparatory, honors and AP courses all developed and taught by exemplary teachers from our TEC districts. Come hear about this exciting initiative directly from TEC Online Academy teachers and administrators.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

Technology in the Hands of Students
What happens when you put technology in the hands of students? Please join educators from Lesley University and Kennedy-Longfellow School in Cambridge as they share their experiences transitioning to technology-rich learning environments that include a SmartBoard, an Elmo, and one-to-one student access to iPads.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

Technology the Rockland Way

Rockland Public Schools has over the last five years managed to dramatically improve both its technology infrastructure and hardware and its technology integration and professional development using a diverse number of funding sources and without additional staffing or appropriation. This workshop will trace our path and hopefully give other districts strategies that will enable them to reach the similar goals.


Speakers
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Lisa G. Ryan

STEAM Coach, Rockland Public Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

Institution, Ownership, and the Need to Build Participatory Cultures in Our Schools
In a time when information is abundant and students have the ability to learn from the more than 2 billion connected individuals worldwide, schools continue to struggle to break free from institutional constraints that dominated the 20th century. In the meantime, educators often fail to recognize who truly owns the learning and how to leverage the power of connective technologies to foster a participatory culture in our schools. Join Tony as he challenges educators to think of the institution differently as he shares a vision for schools beyond the 21st century – schools that honor all learning, foster the development of a participatory culture, and form partnerships to personalize learning for every student.

Speakers
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Tony Baldasaro

Chief Human Resource Officer, Virtual Learning Academy Charter School
   


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - Wednesday December 31, 1969 4:00pm EST
Red Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

Transitioning a Traditional School Library to a Dynamic Learning Commons

Transforming the book-centric school library into a technology-rich learning center is a crucial step in transitioning students and faculty to the Common Core and 21st century, skills-based learning. The philosophy of the learning commons, steps in transitioning, using a data-centered approach to evaluate skills, and pro-active planning for the future will be covered. Strategies in assessing vendors for digital content and e-books will be included in planning for the future.


Speakers
avatar for Robin Cicchetti

Robin Cicchetti

Head Librarian, Concord - Carlisle Regional School District
Improved digital information literacy and access for all!


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am EDT
Red Level 21 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

Tools for Empowering 21st Century Education Leaders

Creating a 21st Century learning environment that is student centered requires new visions and meaningful collaboration. How do superintendents and principals play an active part in setting the vision in your district and school and enabling a digital conversion? Of all the challenges you face as an education leader, technology leadership may be the one that leaves you feeling the most unprepared, uncertain, and vulnerable.  You are not alone and there is help available from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).  In this session we will explore the resources included in the Revised Superintendents Toolkit developed by the CoSN.  Learn more about the Teaming for Transformation initiative that focuses on Leading a Digital Conversion for Student Learning.


Speakers
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Annamaria Schrimpf

Director of Educational Technology, Minuteman Technical Regional High School
NEISTE President and MassCUE Board Member


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Theater A West Side West Side

2:00pm EDT

Behind the Scenes Launching iPads
Lesley University and Kennedy-Longfellow School in Cambridge will share experiences with large-scale deployment issues related to the iPad. Participants will get a glimpse of using JAMF’s Casper Suite and classroom survival strategies including layered configuration for teacher iPads, unique app libraries for different grade levels, and student tech leaders.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

Leveraging Technology to Engage Students in Reading and Writing in All Disciplines

Explore how technology, smartphones/tablets/computers, can increase student engagement and promote social learning. Discuss ways today’s tech tools facilitate collaboration and foster critical thinking in diverse learning environments. Hear examples of how leveraging thoughtful social networks and access to models of rich academic discourse encourage students to read and write more.


Speakers
DD

Deb DiCairano

Diocese of St. Augustine and QOP Academy\nhas served as an advocate of Innovative Education for the past twenty years, with a primary focus of enhancing teaching and learning through the use of visionary, practical technology. Ms. DiCairano serves in lead


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 27 East Side Putnam Investment Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

How Twitter Can Change Professional Development
Learn why Twitter should be their primary professional development tool. Explore how to participate more fully in Twitter by learning how to find people to follow, gain followers, effectively use hashtags, participate in different Twitter communities, and use Twitter tools to stay connected. First time, as well as long time, users of Twitter are welcome.

Speakers
TB

Tony Baldasaro

Chief Human Resource Officer, Virtual Learning Academy Charter School
   


Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 25 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

Our BYOD Journey

The Reading Public Schools has been piloting a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiative in Grade 7-12 classrooms since January. This workshop will examine the challenges and opportunities that teachers and administrators have faced in piloting this initiative, including, examples of how it is being implemented in the classroom.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

Visual Learning Software for the Autism Classroom
Rich web SaaS for fun, interactive, visually supported special education/ autism instruction. Use customizable pre-made lessons from the peer-reviewed shared library or create lessons with easy-to-use templates and thousands of images, audio and video clips. Track improved outcomes by IEP goals. Maximize electronic whiteboards’, tablets’ and touchscreens’ effectiveness in the classroom.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
 
Thursday, October 25
 

11:30am EDT

Moving Beyond the Textbook

Utilizing the Discovery Education TechBook and other digital resources enables teachers to create a 21st Century learning environment. The workshop explores and provides ways of using digital media to engage learners in student-centered inquiry-based science instruction.


Speakers
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Shaina Squires

Director of Science, Randolph Public Schools


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse