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Wednesday, October 24
 

10:15am EDT

Keynote Follow Up
Learn how the inclusion of mobile devices can be a tool for increased student engagement as well as a catalyst for changing teacher practice and the classroom learning paradigm.  In this workshop, we will share new research from both Speak Up and a variety of mobile learning evaluation projects.

Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Theater A 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

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.

Speakers

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

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

10:15am EDT

Free STEM Resources from the Concord Consortium

Learn to use hundreds of free activities developed by the Concord Consortium for grades 3-14 that integrate probes and models, including the award-winning Molecular Workbench. The Concord Consortium (www.concord.org) is a nonprofit R&D organization in Concord, MA, dedicated to transforming education through technology. Since 1994, we have been building deeply digital tools and learning activities that capture the power of curiosity and create revolutionary new approaches to science, math and engineering education. Our scientifically accurate virtual labs and hands-on digital tools make the invisible visible and explorable in a way that brings out the inner scientist in everyone.



Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 73 West Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
  Hands On, Session 1 & 2
  • Academic Strand STEM
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 50

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

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

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!


Speakers

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

2:00pm EDT

Creating Exciting Independent Learning Environments
Utilize the power of technology in your classroom but organize it in a way that makes it safe, productive and easy for all learners and for us as teachers. Come and view three multi-skill projects for grades one, two and three that build on skills in writing, research, geography, science, STEM, graphic design, art, technology and more while accommodating for different learning styles and abilities.

Speakers
SC

Suzanne Craig

Technology Integration Specialist, Independent School- Wellesley MA Tenacre School


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Blue Level 19 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

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

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

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.

Speakers

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

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.


Speakers
KC

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
 
Thursday, October 25
 

10:15am EDT

Free STEM Resources from the Concord Consortium

Learn to use hundreds of free activities developed by the Concord Consortium for grades 3-14 that integrate probes and models, including the award-winning Molecular Workbench.The Concord Consortium (www.concord.org) is a nonprofit R&D organization in Concord, MA, dedicated to transforming education through technology. Since 1994, we have been building deeply digital tools and learning activities that capture the power of curiosity and create revolutionary new approaches to science, math and engineering education. Our scientifically accurate virtual labs and hands-on digital tools make the invisible visible and explorable in a way that brings out the inner scientist in everyone.



Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Theater B West Side West Side
  Spotlight, Session 5
  • Academic Strand STEM
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 110

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

Robotics & Engineering for All
Come meet our robots and share our Robotics Curriculum. The curriculum spans all grades K-8. We start with simple, programmable Bee-Bots, we work our way through many LEGO Education kits and materials, and the finale is the NAO Platform and its humanoid, programmable robot and its STEM curriculum.

Speakers
DC

Dotty Corbiere

Tech Teacher, The Meadowbrook School Weston


Thursday October 25, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am EDT
Blue Level 19 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

Introduction to Elementary and Middle School Robotics

Join us in this fun, hands-on workshop and explore BeeBot, Lego WeDo, and Lego NXT robots and how they can successfully be applied to the K-8 curriculum.


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

11:30am EDT

9th Grade Technology Orientation with Google Apps: A Self-Paced Approach
This workshop will present the use of Google Apps in a 9th grade Technology and Media Literacy class. Students learned how to use the various Google Apps by completing self-paced assignments with a media literacy theme.


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 21 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

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.

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Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm EDT
Red Level 17 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

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

Curious George and the Drumming Monkey: Integrating LEGO WeDo Robotics into Early Elementary Language Arts Curriculum
When robotics is integrated into language arts, not only are students excited by the robotics, they get excited about reading and writing. The session will introduce WeDo Robotics, highlight several student-tested projects, direct attendees to helpful online resources and offer tips for getting started and managing materials.

Speakers
NB

Nicole Biondo

Grade 1 Teacher, The Fessenden School
   


Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 18 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse

2:00pm EDT

Discover the power of ThatQuiz!

Unleash the power of ThatQuiz, a free site where you can use ready-made quizzes, check-ins, essay questions, etc. (or create your own) in many curriculum areas. Come see how easy it is to set up a class, create material, and analyze data. The potential uses for this site are limited only by the user's imagination. Bring a laptop!


Speakers

Thursday October 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm EDT
Red Level 23 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.

Speakers

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.


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

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.

Speakers

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