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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

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

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

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

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.


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


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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.


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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

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

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.

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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!


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Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 13 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.


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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

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

Technology Showcase: How Short Presentations Can Stimulate New Ideas

Come and see how ten-minute presentations can be sufficient to give you new ideas for your classroom or school. This workshop will feature four mini-presentations, selected from EDCO's Annual Technology Showcase.  Each presentation highlights a successful use of technology by classroom teachers. Presentations include Flat Me (grade 2), Researching and Making Jazz (grade 4), Integrating Edmodo (grade 6), and iPads in the Spanish Classroom (grade 7).  Short presentations focus on the essentials and allow participants to see a variety of approaches to using technology.


Speakers
RA

Rick Atkins

Associate Director, EDCO Collaborative
   


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 17 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

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
 
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

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

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

10:15am EDT

Picture Book and Technology Connections

Enjoy a review of what's new in children's picture books. Common Core connections will be made through classroom activities, art projects, and featured websites and technology applications. Participants will leave with a better understanding of current children's literature, as well as a bibliography of reviewed books.


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JB

Jeremy Brunaccioni

Classroom Teacher, 38 Conway Grammar School


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 77 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

Elementary iPad Creation Tools
In this session, you will be introduced to several powerful apps for creating content in your classroom, offering your students multiple modalities for demonstrating their learning. This session will feature short overviews and demos of several creation apps, as well as examples of work produced by elementary school students.

Speakers
DC

Dan Callahan

Instructional Technology Specialist, Burlington Public Schools


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Blue Level 10 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

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

Toolkit for Inspired Students

This workshop will take a global look at integrating student-centered work with interactive whiteboards across the middle school curriculum. The toolkit will include rubrics, sample student presentations created for different curriculum areas, and resources related to what students will need to learn to create collaborative and powerful student presentations.

 


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BP

Barbara Peskin

Instructional Technology Specialist\nConcord Public Schools\nConcord Middle School


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 26 East Side Puttnam Investment 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

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

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

Using Glogster EDU for Creative Flipped Classroom and Project Based Learning (PBL) Results
Using Glogster EDU for your “flipped classroom” provides you with a quick and creative format that is completely customizable and multi-modal for instructional videos, a thought provoking podcast, link to online resources, a short quiz to check for comprehension or review student comments to fine tune class the next day. Glogster EDU’s creative and fun format makes these resources easily accessible to students and motivating enough so that students actually do the necessary preparations at home. Project-based learning is more than just "doing projects." Glogster EDU makes effective PBL easy. Help your students develop inquiry, research, time management, communication, presentation, leadership, and reflection skills on a fun and engaging platform.


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

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