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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

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

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

Blended learning: Extending a Virtual Hand of Support Online Through the Universal Design for Learning
How does a teacher offer a virtual hand of support to students when they are lost? What strategies and techniques can teachers use online to engage students, address the different learning styles, differentiate instruction, and also provide opportunities for student self-reflection and frequent formative assessments and check-ins? This workshop provides examples of student work and courses designs that answer these questions by integrating universal design for learning into a blended approach.

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Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - Wednesday December 31, 1969 4:00pm EST
Blue Level 25 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Science Writer Research Results: A UDL Approach to Report Writing in

This session demonstrates Science Writer, a free digital tool framed in the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) that guides students through the scientific inquiry process. Specific classroom-based examples will demonstrate embedded research-based writing strategies in digital environments to provide students in grades 4-9 with scaffolded adjustable supports for writing science reports.



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

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

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

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

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