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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

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

End Boring Presentations Forever!
Spice up your presentations by utilizing simple methods and techniques. Teachers, students and administrators can create meaningful and engaging presentations.

Speakers

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

10:15am EDT

Online PD is Here - New - Teaching American History with Digital Media Course
History and Social Studies teachers interested in learning how to incorporate digital media resources into their classrooms now have a comprehensive online American History course offered through MassOne’s Moodle Learning Platform. Participate in a hands-on exploration of the attacks of September 9/11 and view results of the first pilot test.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

Paperless Research with iPads

Can students conduct a research process from beginning to end in a completely paperless environment using iPads? A resounding YES! Researching, planning, social bookmarking, tagging, collaborating, writing and publishing was all done using iPads by a 10th grade English class.


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment 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

'Publish' A Book: Create An eBook And Learn Ways They Can Be Used In A Classroom

eBooks can be a wonderful resource for your classroom, even better if you or your students are the authors. Come learn how eBooks can enhance your teaching and excite your students. In this workshop learn about several tools to create eBooks, including Apple's iBooks Author and Pages software.


Speakers
KC

Karen Cavanagh

Technology Integration Specialist, Acton Public Schools
   


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 77 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

APPsolutely Accommodating!

Discover how iPod Touches, iPhones, iPads, and the App Store are changing the world of special education. Examine the built-in accessibility features and view a large collection of apps to help students of all abilities communicate ideas, create content, access curriculum, organize info, and track data.


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 75 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

A Virtual Dogfight: Piloting an iPad 1:1

In the 2011-2012 school year, a high school English teacher piloted an iPad 1:1 with a senior English class to assess its viability as a 1:1 tool. This workshop will present the findings, focusing on hardware, apps, logistics, assessment, and the viability of the iPad as a 1:1 device.


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - Wednesday December 31, 1969 4:00pm EST
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

Integrating with Limitations

Even if a district does not have the newest technology for every student, the teachers still need to integrate technology into their lessons. This presentation will look at how teachers in these districts can make do with limited resources and still foster 21st century skills in their students.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

SIF Interoperability in the Cloud

In today's economy, district IT professionals are assuming greater workloads. To meet the demand you need tools that automate tasks, increase staff efficiency, and decrease costs. Pearson K-12 Technology’s SIF products integrate applications in and out of the cloud, in real-time. Come see a live demonstration of SIF in action!



Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

Achieving Outcomes With Digital Portfolios and Google Docs
Students create a digital portfolio and are trained in how to use the digital portfolio. They are then given a rubric that illustrates how many exhibits of work they need for each class. They are given a due date. Students then set about collecting exhibits of work during the year that satisfy the rubric. The whole process is mostly self-managed, self-driven and focuses on outcomes based education, the creation and publishing of products. All 21st century learning skills that enable the students to self-manage their learning and performance outcomes.

Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 21 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

Adopt Common Core Literacy Standards with PBS LearningMedia™

Join us as we explore FREE media-rich resources that provide students with the content knowledge and motivation to meet Common Core literacy standards. We’ll draw on thousands of FREE resources available in PBSLearningMedia, including video, interactive, games, and more. We’ll also provide strategies that support instruction. Don’t miss the PBS DVD raffle!


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

Developing & Implementing A Mobile Applications Curriculum With Flash
This presentation covers the design of curriculum and implementation of tools for developing mobile applications in the classroom. Developing mobile applications using flash utilizes several tools to help students/teachers design, develop and implement their own mobile applications for the Android, iPhone, iPad device market. This presentation will show you examples and also strategies for getting started.

Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

Flipped Professional Development
The flipped PD model allows for teachers to go at their own pace, have some “one-to-one” time, and have the ability to review the lesson whenever they need to. This presentation will review the equipment used, lesson setup, best practices, and potential issues we have encountered in providing PD through a flipped model. This is a follow-up to the introduction from the MassCUE Leadership Symposium.

Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

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

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

2:00pm EDT

The Cure for Ineffective Rubrics & Assessment - Leveraging Google Docs to Create Collaborative and Meaningful Forms of Assessment
New tools are constantly released to help teachers track, grade and/or assess students. Want to create your own tool rather than use six different sites for each class? In this workshop we will explore how to creatively leverage GoogleDocs to construct your own assessment tools and interactive grading rubrics.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 23 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

ASSISTments: Be Informed with Data

Learn how to collect data online and use it to inform instruction. ASSISTments is a free public service of WPI that blends ASSESSment and instructional ASSISTance. Make free accounts and experience the system as a student and a teacher. Develop a routine to use right away in a class.


Speakers
CH

Cristina Heffernan

ASSISTment Professional Development Specialist


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 77 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

Leading the Way with Technology

FMS is working with technology leaders to provide low cost or no cost technology solutions to build, sustain and promote strategic initiatives. Session leaders will define critical leadership functions from FMS’ 7 Leadership Competencies and the CoSN Technology Leadership Framework and present a number of technology strategies that work.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 76 West Side West Side

3:15pm EDT

North Shore Tech iPad Pilot

Using a cohort of 20 freshmen we rolled out an iPad pilot to investigate how it could benefit the learning experience of our students. The goal of our pilot was to make a decision for the district for a 1-to-1 program based on device, learning outcomes, challenges and classroom experience.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment 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

Using Copyright-Free Materials for Teachers and Students
Teachers and students who want to publish on the Internet or use digital media for class projects must be particularly careful about avoiding sources that are protected under copyright law. Although Fair Use guidelines offer some limitations on the rights of copyright holders for content used for educational purposes, teachers can model and teach students the ways to create original content and use copyright-free content. In this session we first briefly review copyright law and Fair Use guidelines. Then the alternatives to using copyrighted materials will be presented, including: Creative Commons, advanced searching techniques, copyright-free resources, and options for creating original digital images, sounds and motion media using free Web resources.

Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
 
Thursday, October 25
 

10:15am EDT

Creating Multimedia Books on the iPad
Want a quick and easy way to publish a multimedia book viewable in iBooks on the iPad? We’ll explore creating a movie with the iMovie app, bringing the movie into Creative Book Builder, adding audio, images, and text, and publishing your book – all done with an iPad2.

Speakers
JZ

Julia Zangl Colby

Technology Integration Specialist, Plymouth North High School Plymouth Public Schools


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

10:15am EDT

Evolution of a Blended Learning/Flipped Classroom Model

Have you ever wished your students could create and present their work to classmates using an easy, user-friendly flipped online presentation tool model? You can! We have a found solution that is easy to implement and use -- iPresentPresio and iPresentonline. Come see what this learning management solution has to offer. These tools allow you to create a rich multimedia web based classroom. A brief overview of the software will begin the journey and proceed to sample units from classes in Computer Design and Entrepreneurship. Students used these tools to post their presentations, assess their classmates’ work at home, and share discussion points for the next class. We will close with your questions for the software developer and Tech Directors.



Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 14 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

10:15am EDT

The Simplicity of Flipping

Participants will be introduced to the basic concepts of the flipped classroom. They will learn how to create simple screencasts and how to effectively use the time freed up in the classroom to create a more collaborative, student-centered approach to learning.


Speakers
MB

Mark Burkholz

Director of Technology, Lawrence Academy
   


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

Understanding Your Media Usage for Mindfulness and a Healthier Brain
Do you think students are addicted to media? Well, this might be a solution. This workshop explores a online unit designed to help students become more mindful about their media usage. The unit is based on the book Fast Media, Media Fast by Emerson College professor Dr. Thomas Cooper.

Speakers
DT

Dr. Thomas Copper

Media Ethics Professor, Tremont


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

10:15am EDT

Engaging Struggling Students-Web2.0

Come learn how to engage your students with Web2.0 tools that may promote creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication. Tools such as Symbaloo, Simple Booklet, Xtranormal, Glogster and others will be demonstrated. Samples of student work will be shared. All participants will work on a project of their choosing.


Speakers
DC

Donna Canuel-Browne

Biology Teacher, Northampton Public Schools
   


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 75 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

Flipping, Blending and Asynchronously Collaborating in your Classroom

We will demonstrate course presentation tools for creating highly organized and resourceful virtual classrooms and rich multimedia presentations. General information on using the tools for asynchronous collaboration, a sample virtual classroom showcasing the tools’ capabilities and educational value in supporting differentiated instruction, blended learning, and the classroom-flipping model will be presented.



Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am EDT
Red Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

Real World STEM Connections in Class!
In preparing students for the 21st Century teachers are expected to make real world connections and use technology across the curriculum. This workshop will give insight to all teachers on how to create partnerships using technology. These partnerships can provide much needed materials at no cost to your school.

Speakers
DC

Diana Cost

NSF Master Teacher Teacher Fellow UMASS Dartmouth, Global Learning Charter Public Charter School


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

Top Ten Open Educational Resources (OER) for the Science Classroom
As the movement toward releasing resources into the public domain continues to grow, each year brings a wealth of new opportunities to engage students in science through various forms of digital content. This session will share 2012's Top 10 Science OER and explore ways to integrate these resources into the classroom.

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

ASSISTments: Be Informed with Data

Learn how to collect data online and use it to inform instruction. ASSISTments is a free public service of WPI that blends assessMENT and instructional ASSISTance. Make free accounts and experience the system as a student and a teacher. Develop a routine to use right away in a class.


Speakers
CH

Cristina Heffernan

ASSISTment Professional Development Specialist
DP

Dawn Peterson

8th Grade Math Teacher\nBellingham Middle School


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Theater B West Side West Side

2:00pm EDT

Information Literacy 2.0

Looking to shake up your information literacy curriculum? Keeping up with social media and students' personal interests are crucial in cultivating an engaging library classroom. Join one school librarian on her mission to improve literacy skills through the use of a variety of web 2.0 tools, apps, and other fun and easy technologies! Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet device to try out tools along the way!


Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

Learning 2Search - Searching 2Learn

Move beyond Google with your searches. Learn alternative search engines that will better suit students’ informational needs. A wide variety of search engines will be shared with discussion focused on why one may be better for specific learning styles.


Speakers
SG

Stephanie Grimaldi

Assistant Professor of Education\nWestfield State University


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

Pinterest: Inspiration & Education
Pinterest is an online "pinboard" that allows users to find, organize, and share tons of information. As one of the hottest social media tools, this session will explore Pinterest's varied educational uses, from visual brainstorming and content curation to creative inspiration and lesson planning.

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 10 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

Video Grammar: Improve Your Video

Learn 10 ways to improve your videos. See examples of what works and what can be done better. Receive handouts and web resources ranging from how to shooting better video (primary focus of presentation, lesson ideas, and demystifying the process of safely uploading work to the World Wide Web.


Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 77 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

A Multiplayer Online Game for Deep Learning In STEM
Find out about the potential of an immersive online game world to personalize and strengthen STEM learning. Try out parts of the game currently under development and find out how you and your students can get involved.


Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 21 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

Authentic Assessment through Podcasting
Authentic assessment is a valuable tool to increase student proficiency and motivation. Combining podcasting with this method can be very powerful and effective. Student and teacher podcasting provides a meaningful context in which to use modern languages.


Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

The Well-Tempered Classroom
Current technology can be used to create web pages that become the “hub” of the classroom, expanding the conventional classroom into an online classroom of sorts. It can be the point of entry to blog spaces, wiki space, online course rooms like Moodle and Edmodo, class Nings, and other resources.

Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 15 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  Workshop, Session 8

3:15pm EDT

Using Wikis to Flip the History Classroom
This session explores ways to use wikis as teaching resource in K-12 history teaching can flip the learning experience for teachers and students. Using an interactive format, we discuss ways for teachers to develop their own wikispaces as instructional tools. We also show how students can become active creators of wiki content.


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