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Wednesday, October 24
 

10:15am EDT

Creating A Digital Workflow

A personal digital workflow, or digiflow, gathers information from RSS feeds and other sources, filters and sorts it, and places the nuggets in easily accessed places. Participants in this workshop will explore different combinations of web tools, apps, and programs to find ones that best fit their needs, budgets, and style.


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

10:15am EDT

Cyberethics for Teachers, Students, and the School Community
How do variables such as the psychology of the Internet, online privacy, identity, safety, and digital citizenship affect your school experience? In this workshop, research on these topics and describe lesson plans and other activities for students to learn about ethical behavior online will be presented.

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Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments 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

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
avatar for Lisa G. Ryan

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

10:15am EDT

The Parent Trap: Bridging the Knowledge Gap Between School and Home
Bridge the knowledge gap between school and home. De-mystify classroom technology through parent education and communication. By bringing parents into the fold, you will empower your teachers to use a greater array of tools and your students to engage with their parents on a comfortable level.


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 25 East 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.


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Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 75 West 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
TB

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

Motivation, Management and Media

Come find out how we are using a variety of Web 2.0 tools to help manage student behavior as well as motivate students to focus their attention on learning in fun and engaging ways! Backchannels, ClassDojo, wikis and other tools will be presented with our experiences to be shared with you!


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Amie Abdal-Khabir

Grade 3 Teacher\nNixon Elementary\nSudbury Public Schools
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Laura Burney

Grade 4 Teacher, Sudbury Public Schools
   
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Sara Fischer

Grade 4 Teacher\nLoring Elementary\nSudbury Public Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - Wednesday December 31, 1969 4:00pm EST
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

11:30am EDT

Applying QR Codes/Augmented Reality

Teachers can easily harness emerging trends in mobile technology to engage students in new ways while addressing educational objectives. Free and low-cost apps for multiple platforms allow educators to utilize technologies such as QR Codes, Scanning, and Augmented Reality to provide “layers” of information within the educational setting.


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Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am EDT
Red 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

Technology Integration in Singapore: Lessons Learned

In January 2012, Justin Reich and Tom Daccord were invited by the Ministry of Education in Singapore to serve as Outstanding Educators in Residence, working with educators from across the system to examine 21st century learning and technology integration. Come join us as they share their key insights from Singapore.



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

11:30am EDT

Transforming Lessons with PBS LearningMedia™

Discover how PBS LearningMedia’s FREE digital resources support your lesson planning needs. Explore the value of technology integration in instruction, the role of digital media in Common Core, and resources included in the model curriculum units developed by MA educators in partnership with the MA DESE. Join us and enter to win PBS prizes!


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Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

Harnessing the Power of PLNs through Blogger and Twitter
Move your PLN beyond your building with Blogger and Twitter. See how to use these tools to create a network of colleagues and contacts including: classroom teachers, ITS and librarians from across the country and give examples of how these tools have lead to authentic learning experiences beyond the classroom.


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

2:00pm EDT

Syncing Your Library and Technology Programs
An Elementary School Librarian and Technology Specialist will discuss how they restructured their programs into one integrated model. They will share the results of their first year of shared activities and curriculum, including the student use of iPads and iPod Touches to create and consume library content.

Speakers
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Dan Callahan

Instructional Technology Specialist, Burlington Public Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

Teaching the iPad Teacher: A Blended PD Model
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.


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

3:15pm EDT

Virtualization in a BYOD Environment

See how West Bridgewater has implemented a virtualized system for students, teachers, and administrators to use in a BYOD environment. Students have access to core applications, while teachers have access to the SMS, Gradebook and more. See how virtualization works on such devices as the iPad, iPhone, Chromebook and more!


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John Collins

Technology Director, West Bridgewater Public Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  Spotlight, Session 4

3:15pm EDT

Electronic Constructivism 2013: Technology, Creativity & Learning
See replicable examples of intriguing classroom possibilities. Powerful tools and resources will be highlighted to support the flipped classroom, to facilitate audio and video production in the cloud, and to provide authentic digital artifacts, as well as exciting new resources not yet in existence.

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

3:15pm EDT

Enhancing Professional Learning and Data Collection During Classroom Visits with 21st Century Tools and Applications

Participants will be introduced to and able to apply specific tools, strategies, and techniques to enhance professional learning and student achievement thought he use of 21st century tools. Enhancing professional learning and data collection during classroom visits will create a school with high expectations focused on targeted feedback and collaboration.





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Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 21 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  Workshop, Session 4

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

Interactive Bullying Training

This presentation shares how six districts collaborated to develop web-based compliance training for staff about their responsibilities to prevent and respond to bullying. Students of all ages used their writing, acting, and videotaping skills to help produce this product in service to their community.


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Kathy Codianne

Director of Teaching and Learning, Concord Public Schools/Concord Carlisle Regional School District


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

3:15pm EDT

New Resources in Science and Engineering: the NASA Educator Resource Center at Framingham State University

Discover the many online resources available from the NASA Educator Resource Center at Framingham State University. Learn how to access NASA educational technology tools such as NASA websites, videos, podcasts and NASA TV, along with lessons, units, and teacher workshops, all standards-based and available for free to Massachusetts educators.


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Kim Cochrane

Co-Director Curriculum Librarian, NASA Educator Resource Center Framingham State University


Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

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

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
 

10:15am EDT

Power Up and 'Blend' Your School Music Program with Noteflight
Introducing Noteflight, a web-based technology tool that allows face-to-face and online students to save music scores online, share them with anyone, and collaborate on teacher-created assignments. This is a one-of-a-kind program that is currently reshaping the world of K-12 music education. Come see what it’s all about!

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

10:15am EDT

Power up with Animoto!

Animoto is an easy to learn educational tool used to create videos in the classroom and at home. Teachers and students alike will become empowered with the ability to demonstrate and communicate knowledge as well as learn from each other. Hope to "power up" with you soon!


Speakers
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Nili Bartley

Grade 4 Teacher, Hopkinton Public School


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

10:15am EDT

Technically Invisible: Preparing Today's Learners for the Technology of Tomorrow

No longer is a novelty, Digital Literacy an ever-changing, lively, necessary reality. Come see how technology allows us to connect, communicate and collaborate within the confines of a demanding day. What can you try in YOUR classroom? Come experience a sampling of technology ideas ranging from functional to fantastic!


Speakers
avatar for Suzy Brooks

Suzy Brooks

Director of Instructional Technology, Mashpee Public Schools
Suzy Brooks is an Instructional Technology Director for Mashpee Public Schools after 10 years as an elementary teacher. She provides professional development and hands-on workshops for educators at local, regional and national venues. Her work in blended learning, student engagement... Read More →


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Red Level 23 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.


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Melissa Hotchkiss

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

Sketchup Ketchup!
Teach math or geography across K-12 in a new dynamic way! Different lesson plans discussed--using free software from Google and AR Sights. Simple and complex models are computer generated and created by students. Augmented Reality can be used to hold the digital drawing or landmark, virtually, in one’s hands.


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

Constructing a Professional Learning Network Online
Learn how you can begin to develop your own PLN (Personal Learning Network) using some of the best web 2.0 tools to create and participate in an online support system of colleagues and mentors. BYOD to get started right away! Featured tools include: iGoogle, Google Reader and Ning.


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

Empowering Students & Teachers Through Screencasting
Have you ever wanted to try an alternative means of assessment, try out a flipped classroom model or provide video tutorials for your students? If so, this session is for you! Screencasting is an easy to learn process that can be used to identify misconceptions, assess student learning, create a tutorial library or introduce a new concept.


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

2:00pm EDT

In Motion on the Ocean

This presentation will chronicle the adventures of fifth graders at Abbot School who worked together to write scripts, create props, snap pictures, sequence frames and record narration to tell the tales of European explorers with the medium of stop-action movies. The process, tools and finished projects all will be shared.



Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 14 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

iPad Screencasting for Teachers and Students
Power up your teaching and your students' learning using screencasting, which extends the reach of the teacher beyond classroom and allows students to access classroom content almost anywhere. Teachers can flip the classroom, review and preview material. Students can access content as needed, learning at their own pace.

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Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

WebQuests with Google for PBL
In this workshop, we will explore the use of Google’s free suite of tools combined with the benefits of project-based learning's (PBL) engaging nature and the clear and easy structure of a WebQuest. Participants will leave able to create their own PBL units, and host them online, all for free!

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Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 13 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

iKids For Tomorrow: iPads!
iPads in your classroom? Where do you begin? This hands-on workshop is designed to help educators see and design educational experiences for students. Topics will include routines, expectations, apps, student work samples, and technical dos and don’ts. Please bring your device and curiosity with you to this engaging session!


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 76 West Side West Side

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.


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

3:15pm EDT

Power Up: Writing Across the Curriculum Using Online Learning
This presentation will highlight how using online tools can engage students in 21st century literacies, primarily writing and thinking, in a way that traditional pedagogy cannot. Particularly, using online tools affords digital natives the opportunity to receive instant feedback (in additional to traditional feedback) and flexibility with participation time that can motivate students to achieve at higher levels. This presentation will unpack how a teacher can incorporate online tools to calibrate their scoring of writing and keep students connected with their class and with their content as much as students are connected to their computers to limit academic regression when students are away from school. Because the new Common Core requires that all teachers become literacy teachers, this workshop will discuss online tools that support teachers who are not classically trained writing teachers bridge the gaps that may be left despite a district's professional development initiatives

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Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

Problem Solving with Scratch
Scratch is a popular free programming language developed by the MIT Lifelong Kindergarten group. It empowers students by giving them an environment to build, create, and solve complex problems in a friendly, non-threatening way. Scratch can be used to complement any subject curriculum; students can tell stories, create art, develop interactive games, or create animations to demonstrate content knowledge while developing their computational thinking skills. Workshop attendees will learn about the Scratch interactive development environment and will learn how to make a simple game or art creation.

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Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Red Level 17 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

3:15pm EDT

The Joy of Blogging: How to Engage and Empower Students into Becoming Writers

Come learn how these two teachers have used blogging in their classrooms and what benefits there have been for both the students and the teachers. Learn about different blogging platforms, how to use blogs in all curriculum areas, and how blogs can be used to monitor student growth.


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Susan Erickson

Grade 5 Teacher\nThoreau School\nConcord Public Schools
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Merrie Najimy

Grade 3 Teacher\nThoreau School\nConcord Public Schools


Thursday October 25, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm EDT
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment Clubhouse