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Wednesday, October 24
 

10:15am EDT

Educational Technology: Current Practices, Opportunities and Future Trends

Educational technology is evolving faster than educators, administrators and policy-makers can keep pace. To assist school personnel in understanding the current state of educational technology, this workshop will offer an overview of existing practices, trends and likely future directions. Common obstacles and commonsense solutions will be explored.


Speakers
DL

Dr. Lynne Celli

Superintendent of Schools\nSwampscott Public Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Theater B West Side West Side

10:15am EDT

How to Prepare Your Network’s Architecture for the Mobile Device and Application Explosion

Mobile devices and applications have become more prominent in the classroom, as BYOD and 1-1 initiatives have enabled students to bring their smartphones, tablets, and laptops to school for educational use. This influx of wireless devices has made the performance, reliability, security, and cost of managing wireless networks ever more paramount. As a result, schools now require “enterprise-grade” wireless networks – those that are managed centrally, locally secured, and offer sophisticated features for scaling the network throughout their buildings, campuses, and districts. However, these features tend to be scarce or altogether absent in most of the consumer-grade wireless APs that many schools have installed in the past because of their low, sticker costs. In this session, you’ll learn how to prepare for the diversity and explosion of mobile devices and applications in education in terms of scalability, service survivability, integration, application control, and Simpli-Fi-cation with Aerohive’s distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions.


Exhibitors

Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 15 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

Creating and Utilizing Google Sites to Engage, Empower and Educate Learners

Utilize a 21st century learning design template and create a Google Site "kit" to guide multidisciplinary, responsive, differentiated project base learning and ePortfolios for your students. Bring your Gmail address, computer and materials related to a unit you want to create or revise for greater student engagement, independence and result.


Speakers
avatar for Maureen Devlin

Maureen Devlin

5th Grade Teacher, Wayland Public Schools
Fifth Grade Teacher at Happy Hollow School in Wayland, MA. Interested in math education, CCSS, learning design, STEAM, brain-friendly education, family, travel, and adventure.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 76 West Side West Side

11:30am EDT

More apps. and more devices but no more bandwidth – now what?

This year you have more devices on the network, each wanting access to different network applications.  Everyone says their network application is “Priority #1”.  How can your infrastructure support all these new requests securely without swamping your Internet pipe or your day?  We’ll explore how Dell SonicWALL’s Next Generation Firewall solution can identify network applications and allow you to create policies to prioritize good network applications, block those you don’t want on your wired and wireless network, and bandwidth shape everything in between.  We’ll even discuss directory integration so the superintendent’s network applications really are “Priority #1”.


Exhibitors

Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am EDT
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

Leveraging iPads, Computers, Mobile Devices & Other Technologies to Differentiate Instruction and Create Rich Curricula for ALL Students

Today’s technologies allow teachers to create flexible, individualized, curricula that can scaffold as well as enrich. In this session we will explore how various technologies can facilitate differentiation, support diverse learners, and create rich learning environments that meet the needs of all students, special needs to gifted, in the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

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


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am EDT
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

Power Up: Supporting Personalized Learning with Data

This session will present evidence of the major pressures to change American Education, the alternatives being proposed, and one exceptional solution that was created by educators in a local district, expanded to cover a state, and is now exploding across several states as an easy-to-use method to focus on the needs of each individual student while retaining the classroom structure.

Schools across the nation continue to strive for improved student outcomes through improved staff collaboration and efficiency, better access to data to inform instructional decisions, added structure and cohesiveness for Response to Intervention (RtI) processes, and more transparent and consistent benchmarking methods to discern student progress. Silverback Learning Solutions has streamlined this whole process to make it easier for teachers and principals to “personalize” education, support each student where necessary, create virtual teams of capacity builders around each student, and bring the parents back to the table of accountability where research has proven they need to be in order to affect achievement gains necessary to fulfill each child’s academic potential.  The presentation will include data collected from three currently active districts with various socio-economic backgrounds as well as research that support the need for developing personalized learning environments for each and every student.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am EDT
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

Education Data Warehouse - Soon to be a component of Edwin Analytics New Resources and Enhancements

Come see the new and improved EDW and why over 2,000 users ran 172,814 in the first 13 days after the release of 2012 Official MCASresults.In addition to speed new reports and standards are available.  No longer limited to the State, District, School and Student levels the EDWnow has classroom-level disaggregation.  Analysis via the new Common Core Standards is also available.


Speakers
JC

Jeff Comenitz

Data Analyst\nEducation Data Warehouse
WM

Wally McKenzie

Manager\nEducation Data Warehouse


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Theater B West Side West Side

2:00pm EDT

Flipping Classrooms in Watertown

Watertown Middle School is Flipping their classroom. Teachers are turning classrooms from teacher centered to student centered and project based places. Humanities, World Language and Math classes will show lessons and methods for doing this. We are using various formats with iPads, wikis, and itslearning being a few.


Speakers
TC

Toni Carlson

Educational Technology Coordinator\nWatertown Public Schools\nWatertown Middle School
LG

Lynette Goulet

7th Grade Humanities\nWatertown Public Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

Creating Custom Content

Elementary students often need structure when working with technology. In this hands-on workshop, we will explore how teachers can create their own digital worksheets, workbooks, and templates with productivity tools in order to guide younger students through Internet-based projects, scaffold skills, introduce concepts, and differentiate instruction.


Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

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


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 75 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

District Data Management for your district Made Easy- automated and designed for you!

Session attendees will receive an overview of the Level Data process and then watch Active Directory™ accounts provisioned, home folders managed, classroom storage with homework turn in folders created, remote access to provisioned storage for iPads and alike, student and staff web page templates provisioned, group management of student accounts and graduation cleanup all done automatically without user intervention and initiated by activities in the student management system


Speakers

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

10:15am EDT

District Data Management for your district Made Easy- automated and designed for you!

Session attendees will receive an overview of the Level Data process and then watch Active Directory™ accounts provisioned, home folders managed, classroom storage with homework turn in folders created, remote access to provisioned storage for iPads and alike, student and staff web page templates provisioned, group management of student accounts and graduation cleanup all done automatically without user intervention and initiated by activities in the student management system


Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

iPads for Visual Arts

This hands-on workshop will engage educators with many visual arts apps and great iPad resources to use in their classrooms, schools, or districts.


Speakers
JC

Joanne Coughlin

Instructional Technology Specialist, North Reading Public


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

Introducing Edwin and Enhancements

ESE is launching Edwin, Massachusetts’ new, comprehensive teaching and learning platform. Edwin will provide educators with quality resources to continue to promote high-levels of student achievement and help reduce persistent achievement gaps among the state’s most and least-advantaged student groups. This system will support educators and foster teaching and learning at every level—classroom, school, district, and state—by providing on-demand access to instructional resources, curriculum planning tools, model curriculum units, and a variety of assessments including curriculum embedded performance assessments.


Speakers
JC

Jeff Comenitz

Data Analyst\nEducation Data Warehouse
WM

Wally McKenzie

Manager\nEducation Data Warehouse


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am EDT
Theater B West Side West Side

11:30am EDT

How to Prepare Your Network’s Architecture for the Mobile Device and Application Explosion

Mobile devices and applications have become more prominent in the classroom, as BYOD and 1-1 initiatives have enabled students to bring their smartphones, tablets, and laptops to school for educational use. This influx of wireless devices has made the performance, reliability, security, and cost of managing wireless networks ever more paramount. As a result, schools now require “enterprise-grade” wireless networks – those that are managed centrally, locally secured, and offer sophisticated features for scaling the network throughout their buildings, campuses, and districts. However, these features tend to be scarce or altogether absent in most of the consumer-grade wireless APs that many schools have installed in the past because of their low, sticker costs. In this session, you’ll learn how to prepare for the diversity and explosion of mobile devices and applications in education in terms of scalability, service survivability, integration, application control, and Simpli-Fi-cation with Aerohive’s distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions.


Exhibitors

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

11:30am EDT

Flipping Out: Three Perspectives on a “Flip” Classroom in the Elementary Setting

Have you “flipped” your classroom? Are you wondering about this new concept sweeping schools across the country? Come and see how the model has been implemented in both regular ed classrooms and a learning center model. We will share web 2.0 tools and platforms through which we delivered our lessons.


Speakers
MH

Melissa Hotchkiss

Learning Center Teacher \nGrades 4-5\nReading Public Schools
HS

Helen Sellers

Fifth Grade Teacher\nReading Public Schools


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am EDT
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

The Why Files
The Why Files project is a creative way for students to engage in the research process using various tools such as online research and Power Point. Audience members will learn about creating essential questions, the CHoMP strategy, using a multi-media map, and creating a Power Point to showcase knowledge.

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

More apps. and more devices but no more bandwidth – now what?

This year you have more devices on the network, each wanting access to different network applications.  Everyone says their network application is “Priority #1”.  How can your infrastructure support all these new requests securely without swamping your Internet pipe or your day?  We’ll explore how Dell SonicWALL’s Next Generation Firewall solution can identify network applications and allow you to create policies to prioritize good network applications, block those you don’t want on your wired and wireless network, and bandwidth shape everything in between.  We’ll even discuss directory integration so the superintendent’s network applications really are “Priority #1”.


Exhibitors

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