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Wednesday, October 24
 

10:15am

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
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Dr. Lynne Celli

Superintendent of Schools\nSwampscott Public Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2012 10:15am - 11:10am
Theater B West Side West Side

11:30am

App Attack: IOS Apps that tackle Executive Functioning Skills and Student Productivity

Have you ever wondered how to help your students (or yourselves) become better organized and more productive? This workshop will introduce attendees to a multitude of apps used by life-long learners in the areas of productivity and executive functioning skills. Walk away with a list of popular apps used for organization, schedules, checklists, chores, assignments, note-taking, augmented reality and more.

“audience participation requested”


Speakers
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Lori Cooney

Universal Design Specialist\nInstitute for Community Inclusion\nUMass Boston


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Theater B West Side West Side
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 90

11:30am

Road Map to Empowerment

Nashoba will provide a brief history of how technology in the district has evolved and become an integral part of teaching and learning. Learn how we have made decisions that have supported the necessary backbone of the network infrastructure and the purchase of equipment. We will share our next steps as we prepare to move towards the mobility and the cloud with the use of Chromebooks, Google Apps and bring your own device initiative.


Speakers
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George King

Assistant Superintendent\nNashoba Regional School District
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Cindy Larsen

Technology Integration Coordinator\nNashoba Regional School District
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Su Qi

Network Manager\nNashoba Regional School District
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Michael Wood

Superintendent \nNashoba Regional School District


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Blue Level 27 East Side Putnam Investment Clubhouse
  • Room Capacity 60

11:30am

Tools for Empowering 21st Century Education Leaders

Creating a 21st Century learning environment that is student centered requires new visions and meaningful collaboration. How do superintendents and principals play an active part in setting the vision in your district and school and enabling a digital conversion? Of all the challenges you face as an education leader, technology leadership may be the one that leaves you feeling the most unprepared, uncertain, and vulnerable.  You are not alone and there is help available from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).  In this session we will explore the resources included in the Revised Superintendents Toolkit developed by the CoSN.  Learn more about the Teaming for Transformation initiative that focuses on Leading a Digital Conversion for Student Learning.


Speakers
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Annamaria Schrimpf

Director of Educational Technology, Minuteman Technical Regional High School
NEISTE President and MassCUE Board Member


Wednesday October 24, 2012 11:30am - 12:25pm
Theater A West Side West Side

2:00pm

Education Data Warehouse - Soon to be a component of Edwin Analytics New Resources and Enhancements

Come see the new and improved EDW and why over 2,000 users ran 172,814 in the first 13 days after the release of 2012 Official MCASresults.In addition to speed new reports and standards are available.  No longer limited to the State, District, School and Student levels the EDWnow has classroom-level disaggregation.  Analysis via the new Common Core Standards is also available.


Speakers
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Jeff Comenitz

Data Analyst\nEducation Data Warehouse
WM

Wally McKenzie

Manager\nEducation Data Warehouse


Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Theater B West Side West Side

2:00pm

Five Minutes of Fame

In the fast-paced Five Minutes of Fame, selected Massachusetts educators will have only five minutes to showcase and tell their remarkable stories -- and if they run out of time, a gong will signal that their Five Minutes of Fame are up! Hear success stories, best practices, big ideas, and small steps that led to notable accomplishments. This unusual session is fast, fun, and will provide a great overview of some of the outstanding work taking place in local schools


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Theater A West Side West Side
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 50

3:15pm

Five Minutes of Fame

In the fast-paced Five Minutes of Fame, selected Massachusetts educators will have only five minutes to showcase and tell their remarkable stories -- and if they run out of time, a gong will signal that their Five Minutes of Fame are up! Hear success stories, best practices, big ideas, and small steps that led to notable accomplishments. This unusual session is fast, fun, and will provide a great overview of some of the outstanding work taking place in local schools


Speakers

Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Theater A West Side West Side
  • Academic Strand All
  • Audience All

3:15pm

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!


Speakers
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John Collins

Technology Director, West Bridgewater Public Schools


Wednesday October 24, 2012 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 19 East Side Putnam Investments Clubhouse
 
Thursday, October 25
 

10:15am

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
Theater B West Side West Side
  • Academic Strand STEM
  • Audience All
  • Room Capacity 110

11:30am

Introducing Edwin and Enhancements

ESE is launching Edwin, Massachusetts’ new, comprehensive teaching and learning platform. Edwin will provide educators with quality resources to continue to promote high-levels of student achievement and help reduce persistent achievement gaps among the state’s most and least-advantaged student groups. This system will support educators and foster teaching and learning at every level—classroom, school, district, and state—by providing on-demand access to instructional resources, curriculum planning tools, model curriculum units, and a variety of assessments including curriculum embedded performance assessments.


Speakers
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Jeff Comenitz

Data Analyst\nEducation Data Warehouse
WM

Wally McKenzie

Manager\nEducation Data Warehouse


Thursday October 25, 2012 11:30am - 12:25am
Theater B West Side West Side

2:00pm

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
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Cristina Heffernan

ASSISTment Professional Development Specialist
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Dawn Peterson

8th Grade Math Teacher\nBellingham Middle School


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