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Monday, July 11
 

9:00am CDT

Google Apps for Education Basics
Limited Capacity full
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Learn the basics of using Google Apps for Education as we explore Drive, Docs, the Research Tool, and Add–Ons. Participants will learn to organize their Google Drive for cloud storage and file sharing. They will work collaboratively in Google Docs, discussing curricular integration strategies. Additional tools will be explored.


Speakers
avatar for Julene Reed

Julene Reed

Education Consultant
Dr. Julene Reed is an educator and professional development consultant with over twenty–five years of experience as a classroom teacher, technology integration specialist, and administrator. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
Library 215 Library 2nd Floor

9:00am CDT

Makerspaces: Design Thinking
Limited Capacity filling up

In this session, you will learn about Design Thinking. Design Thinking is one way to lead a group to develop creative and innovative solutions to a problem. You will learn and experience the five stages of this process and learn ways to incorporate this into a variety of curricula. You will also experience how you can bring this into your makerspace to provide a pathway for students to begin to prototype and test their solutions.


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
Innovation Lab Library 2nd Floor

9:00am CDT

Culture of Growth
Limited Capacity seats available

1:1 programs can be established through a wide range of circumstances. We will talk about the various paths and establish that each path has it’s own strengths and needs. Participants will review the history of their school’s 1:1 programs. We will look at their inception through these lenses of the 5 major stakeholders, students, teachers, administrators, alumni and the board. Examples: writing out the timeline from each perspective, sharing with other participants to find commonalities and unique circumstances – information that can help frame future discussions.


Speakers
avatar for Charles Vergara

Charles Vergara

Ed Collaborators


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
Library 214 Library 2nd Floor

9:00am CDT

What is a Tech Coach?
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will provide a broad overview of the role of a Tech Coach in K-12 educational settings.  A teacher-minded tech coach, bridging IT and faculty, is a critical school position for ensuring purposeful integration of technology. Topics covered will include required foundational knowledge, education, and common challenges and opportunities Tech Coaches face.
Through guided discussion, participants will work to understand the facets of tech coaching. Session attendees will develop an individual vision statement for a Tech Coach position pertinent to their school situation.


Speakers
avatar for Chelsy Hooper

Chelsy Hooper

Technology Integration, Ensworth School
Middle School Technology Integrationist - Ensworth School (Nashville, TN)
avatar for Julie King

Julie King

Library Director, Baylor School
Director of Hedges Library - Baylor School (Chattanooga, TN)



Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
Library 208 Library 2nd Floor

9:00am CDT

A Classroom So Bright You Have to Wear Shades
Imagine dynamic “in the moment” student collaboration where ANY content, ANY connection, ANY device becomes accessible ANYwhere. Introducing ClassFlow 4.0! The award winning cloud-based lesson delivery system, which has been shining light on the transformation of the modern classroom, now includes ClassFlow desktop!  Turning ANY content into shareable content with full assessment capabilities. Pair this new feature with ClassFlow Connect to create a solution that allows for multi-user mirroring, instant white-boarding, and multi-browser accessibility, taking your classroom devices to the next level. Put on your shades, sign up at classflow.com and bring a device to revolutionize student engagement.

Speakers
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Kylee Moose

Promethean Education Consultant


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
UMS 101

9:00am CDT

International STEAM Collaboration for Students

For the fall semester of 2015, St. Joseph’s Academy has embarked on a journey of international cooperation through a partnership with Level Up Village (LUV), an online distance learning program. LUV provides a platform for students in the US to video chat asynchronously with partner schools across the globe; students in both locations learn new STEM skills, apply them to real-world problems, and find solutions through unconventional, design thinking. Course options include in-school, after-school, and summer classes; topics covered range from biology and chemistry to mobile application design and CAD/3D printing. Through the framework of LUV’s student-driven courses, pupils are able to guide each other in a collaborative learning effort, even across international boundaries. In addition to learning practical STEM skills, students also develop 21st century proficiencies like intercultural fluency and digital literacy. Hear firsthand accounts of how your school can benefit from coordinating with LUV and give your students new perspectives while problem-solving in STEM fields. 


Speakers
avatar for Colette Burke

Colette Burke

Help Desk Manager, St. Joseph's Academy
Manager of student-run warranty repair shop at all-girls, Catholic high school. Talk to me about getting young women involved in STEM fields, crafting hands-on learning experiences, and/or providing in-house technology support to your school.
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John Richardson

Technology Coordinator - St. Joseph's Academy (Baton Rouge, LA)



Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
UMS 203

9:00am CDT

Student Collaboration Across Grade Levels

As independent schools,how do we take advantage of working with students from a wide range of age groups? We will describe in detail how we went about connecting a 4th grade history class with a 7th grade history class via google docs and blogger in order to create a culture of collaboration across grade levels. Honest insight, challenges, successes, and student responses are some of the many topics we will discuss during our session.


Speakers
avatar for Amy Alsip

Amy Alsip

7th and 8th grade teacher, The Oakridge School
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Michael Millians

7th Grade History, The Oakridge School
7th Grade History - The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX)
avatar for Ashley Read

Ashley Read

4th Grade History - The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX) Learn21 Specialist Grades 4-8 (Technology Integration)



Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
UMS 103

9:00am CDT

Value of Play in Education

Play is a critical component in development of the whole child.  Social skills such as leadership,cooperation and conflict resolution are learned navigating a child's world through play. Physical activity is a key component of play and sets the stage for lifelong healthy habits in addition to building confidence and providing opportunities to practice problem-solving skills. Literacy, geography and more can be learned through play environments developed to support a school's commitment to their student community. Creating a space that fosters play in many ways can impact the classroom and beyond.

Using the Lausanne Discovery Center as an example, experience how learning occurs through play. Learn how you can bring an impactful learning environment, with a value on play, to your school. Hear from Lausanne leader, Kara Barber about her collaboration with students and playground consultants to bring their ideas to reality and the positive impacts on the learning environment and Lausanne community.

 


Speakers
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Kara Barbour

Lausanne Collegiate School - Lower-School Head
avatar for John McConkey

John McConkey

Market Insights Manager, Landscape Structures
John McConkey serves as Market Insights and Education Manager at Landscape Structures. He brings over 15 years of experience in the healthcare field, and offers a unique perspective on health, fitness and children’s play on the playground. Since 2002, John has researched and tracked... Read More →
avatar for Dan Stewart

Dan Stewart

Principal, Recreational Concepts
Recreational Concepts - Playground Consultant The value of educational, inclusive and healthy play design.


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
UMS 102

9:00am CDT

Developing an Inquiry Mindset in K12

How do we intentionally create students who are driven by inquiry instead of compliance? It begins with creating time for 3 year olds to question and problem-solve. Then we continue to develop a mindset that focuses on encouraging student to ask great questions instead of simply regurgitating the correct answer. Finally it encourages Upper School students to discover their empathy for others through design thinking.


Speakers
avatar for Megan Elizondo

Megan Elizondo

MS Maker Specialist, The Oakridge School
avatar for Matt Knauf

Matt Knauf

US Makerspace Coordinator/Teacher, The Oakridge School
US Maker Coordinator - The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX)
avatar for Shannon Schley

Shannon Schley

ECC/LS Makerspace Coordinator, The Oakridge School


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
UMS 205

9:00am CDT

Rhizomatic Learning and Disrupting School Silos

As students, administrators, and teachers, we all care about results(and we should) and with that comes the need to feel in control. Silos such as classrooms, grade levels, departments, etc., make that emotional reassurance possible but sometimes at a cost. Although we feel a heavy sense of responsibility to produce certain outcomes due to how much is at stake, it’s also possible to share the weight of our labor more collaboratively by thinking more rhizomatically. Hub and spoke, inside and outside silos, curricular content and irrelevant info, inside and outside departments… these categorical binaries help us trace learning outcomes, but where are the opportunities to map new possibilities which resist such rigid organization? How can we as teachers, students, and administrators rhizomatically disrupt (or should we say deterritorialize) the silos we found ourselves in today? Come join a conversation on how to breakdown the silo mentality and learn how “rhizomatic” models might inspire such lines of flight.


Speakers
avatar for Jared Colley

Jared Colley

Chair, English Department, The Oakridge School
Jared Colley chairs the English Department at The Oakridge School where he also teaches literature and humanities courses in the upper division. A Texas native, he studied English and philosophy at University of Texas at Austin before receiving his M.A. at NYU in critical theory with... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
UMS 104

9:00am CDT

Effective Reading Intervention & Enrichment

While literacy continues to be a problem both in Memphis and across Tennessee, Grizzlies Prep is proving the possible for reading growth. With tiered interventions in basic reading and reading comprehension, enrichment classes, and time dedicated each day to reading a freely chosen book, Grizzlies Prep students grow over two years in reading each school year. And, with TCAP scores for literacy down across the state, scores at Grizzlies Prep were up 8.6 points this past year. In this session, you will learn about our approach to reading and about the curriculum designed by our team of literacy specialists.


Speakers
avatar for James Aycock

James Aycock

Director of Scholar Support, Grizzlies Prep
James Aycock hails from middle Georgia, but has spent most of the last sixteen years in Memphis. Currently, James leads in the areas of Special Education, Section 504, SEL, PBIS, RTI², and data analysis at Grizzlies Prep, an all-boys public charter middle school in downtown Memphis... Read More →
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Dr. Sara First

Librarian - Memphis Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School (Memphis, TN)Adjunct Instructor of History at University of Mississippi (Oxford, MS)
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Jasmine Hicks

Reading Interventionist and Spanish Teacher - Memphis Grizzlies Preparatory Charter School (Memphis, TN)



Monday July 11, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
UMS 105

10:30am CDT

Strategic School Leadership
Limited Capacity seats available

It is more important than ever to realize the importance of school leaders to be strategic thinkers in a world of day-to-day firefighting. We will be working through brainstorming, affinity grouping, case studies and back channels with Google Docs for individual support.

The idea that administrators in 21st Century schools are now "Lead-Innovators" and thought leaders. Today school leaders are way more than managers...they are pedagogical leaders, student success advocates, strategic planners, and much more. The ability to create a culture that encourages curiosity and sparks strategic planning is essential.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Cobb

Mike Cobb

Head of School, All Saints Episcopal School - Tyler, Texas
A visionary, charismatic, results-oriented, school leader with a passion for helping students experience cognitive, social, and emotional growth while fostering a school environment that celebrates innovation and the joy of learning. Demonstrated success as a classroom teacher, administrator... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
Dawson Boardroom Library 1st Floor

10:30am CDT

Taking Google Apps Further
Limited Capacity full
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Collaborate on presentations, collect and share data, produce surveys (including bell ringers and exit tickets), and use Flubaroo to check Form responses instantly. Tools we will use are: Slides, Forms, Sheets, Flubaroo and Add–Ons. Participant will collaboratively create a presentation. Google Forms will be introduced for quick assessment opportunities and surveys. Flubaroo will be shared as a way to quickly assess the results from a Google Form. Participants will also collaboratively collect and analyze data, then explore additional Add–Ons for Sheets.

NOTE: We will explore the NEW GOOGLE FORMS QUIZ OPTION!


Speakers
avatar for Julene Reed

Julene Reed

Education Consultant
Dr. Julene Reed is an educator and professional development consultant with over twenty–five years of experience as a classroom teacher, technology integration specialist, and administrator. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
Library 215 Library 2nd Floor

10:30am CDT

Want to Build a Makerspace
Limited Capacity seats available

Makerspace. Innovation Lab, Fab Lab. These spaces are all the rage. But what does it take to get one started. This session will focus on how you can begin implementing your own space, from building support from your administration, to planning and budgeting through implementation. You will learn how you can easily start small with little cost and scale it to include more expensive items including 3d printers and other fabrication tools. Learn from an experienced guide who has created makerspaces in several schools.


Speakers
avatar for Vinnie Vrotny

Vinnie Vrotny

Director of Technology, Kinkaid School
Director of Technology - The Kinkaid School (Houston, TX)


Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
Innovation Lab Library 2nd Floor

10:30am CDT

EdTech Professional Development
Limited Capacity filling up

Professional Development for educators is essential for meaningful integration of instructional technology.  This session will present a wide variety of options for planning and implementing engaging professional development including 1:1, group-based, synchronous and asynchronous settings. Attendees will participate in a model session of audience assessment, develop a live “unconference” agenda as a group, and create a sample app-based training module to share with participants and add to their own Tech Coach playbooks.


Speakers
avatar for Chelsy Hooper

Chelsy Hooper

Technology Integration, Ensworth School
Middle School Technology Integrationist - Ensworth School (Nashville, TN)
avatar for Julie King

Julie King

Library Director, Baylor School
Director of Hedges Library - Baylor School (Chattanooga, TN)


edtechpd pptx

Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
Library 208 Library 2nd Floor

10:30am CDT

Fantasy Football: Social Studies Style

Fantasy Geopolitics is a FREE and interactive game that high school english teacher, Eric Nelson, founded.  It is a great way for students to learn about geography and politics in a competitive and fun way.  Individually or as teams students draft countries that they believe will mentioned in the news.  Based on the NYT and the Goldstein Tone, that country is given a score.  Students must keep up with the news and that country's role within politics to make decisions about their team.  Come learn about the game itself and receive free resources and startup lesson plans.

 


Speakers
avatar for Megan Judy

Megan Judy

Technology Integration Specialist, St. Johns Country Day School
Educational BackgroundB.A. - Elementary and Special Education (Elon University)M.Ed. - Gifted Education (Elon University)Masters Instructional Technology (Appalachian State University)Teaching Background2nd Grade Special Education - Southern Elementary (New Castle, DE)4th Grade... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
UMS 105

10:30am CDT

Please Give Me a Sine!

The study of Simple Harmonic Motion (SHM) in physical science, physics and mathematics classes provides a fertile ground for interdisciplinary study as students are provided the opportunity to connect the law of conservation of energy with basic trigonometric functions and wave theory. This workshop will provide participants with relevant, hands-on experience using oscillators such as the CPO Simple Pendulum and Springs and Swings equipment modules used to introduce this critical and often misunderstood set of concepts to students. Several examples will emphasize practical application bridging math and science principals at both the middle and upper school levels. Sample investigations will be provided to each workshop participant.


Speakers
avatar for Faunne Brown

Faunne Brown

Physics teacher, Lausanne Collegiate School
I have had the honor of teaching all levels of high school physics for 16 years. My background includes both a bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. I also work as a consultant with the CPO (Cambridge Physics Outlet) company training science... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
Shockey 101

10:30am CDT

Technology and Project-Based Learning in the Language Classrooms

Technology and project-based learning have changed the way we teach languages. There are many new ways to teach all four language skills - reading, writing, listening, and speaking - by using apps and websites like Quick Time Player, Socrative, Audacity, Storyboard, Yabla, Veinte Mundos, News in Slow Spanish, Voice Thead, and Garage band, and by creating videos in class, doing debates, Mock Trials, Chat Rooms, Discussion groups, and other technology-based projects for truly engaging lessons.


Speakers
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Maria Carlone

Girls Preparatory School
World Languages Department Chair - Girls Preparatory School (Chattanooga, TN)
avatar for Elizabeth Resnick

Elizabeth Resnick

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Girls Preparatory School
Instructional Technology Coordinator - Girls Preparatory School (Chattanooga, TN). Websites girlsinthegigcity.com and elizabethresnick.com. @eliznick


Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
UMS 203

10:30am CDT

Pwning the Humanities: Gamification in the Classroom

Recent trends in education are demanding individual differentiation for students, but
the only answers are layered tools atop existing curriculum and classroom structures. Gamification offers an opportunity to redefine the way we run classrooms, providing diverse challenges for more engaged students with multiple dimensions of differentiations (addressing pace, choice, and ability) as well as an assessment system focusing on mastery of skills instead of punishment for mistakes. Students' feelings of stress and anxiety diminish in such a context because the desire to keep trying and to level up replace any extraneous fears about failing. Come learn how structural gamification redefines the relationship of student, teacher, and curriculum, and how you can immediately implement its strategies in a session that includes hands-on time to discover your own gamified route.


Speakers
avatar for Jared Colley

Jared Colley

Chair, English Department, The Oakridge School
Jared Colley chairs the English Department at The Oakridge School where he also teaches literature and humanities courses in the upper division. A Texas native, he studied English and philosophy at University of Texas at Austin before receiving his M.A. at NYU in critical theory with... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
UMS 102

10:30am CDT

Change Agents: Leveraging Social Entrepreneurship to Promote PBL & SEL in the Classroom
Change Agents is a curriculum developed by the founders of Fathom, PBC to provide young people with tools to develop their skills, explore their ideas and collaborate on projects that address social needs. By merging topics like social justice, entrepreneurship and community sustainability, the Change Agents model helps to promote social emotional learning (SEL) and project-based learning (PBL) in the classroom, while empowering students with tools to develop personalized blueprints for social change. In this workshop, we will specifically focus on social entrepreneurial problem-solving as a tool to prepare students to become leaders of sustainable communities, companies and commodities. Participants will walk away with tools and activities they can introduce into any course to promote SEL and PBL in the classroom.

Speakers
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JoAdel

Founder | CEO, Fathom
Passionate | Leader | Revolutionary | Thinker | Change Agent


Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
UMS 103

10:30am CDT

New Workforce, Old Skills: Teaching for Jobs that Don't Exist
Advances in technology herald new careers for today's students to fulfill. (Who could have imagined that professionals could be paid to write blogs?) While specific "hard skills" are hard to prophesy and teach, the students who master "soft skills"—like teamwork and flexible, innovative independence—will always be in demand by employers and institutions of higher learning. In this workshop, we'll examine the ways in which current curricula and technology can be used to teach students the soft skills that they'll need to succeed—academically and professionally—in the face of unknown future demands. (No crystal ball required!)

Speakers

Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
UMS 101

10:30am CDT

An Administrator’s Journey Back into a Blended Classroom

Have you ever thought administrators can be removed from the joys and struggles of the classroom teacher? Come hear the realizations of an administrator as he journeys back into teaching even if just for one period a day. Not just any classroom but one that embraces student centered discussion and inquiry in a blend of online and traditional class days. Teaching isn’t always as “easy” as we remember but incredibly rewarding.


Speakers
avatar for Jason Kern

Jason Kern

CIO and Director of Modern Learning, The Oakridge School
CIO and Director of Modern Learning - The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX) I'm passionate about working with today's learners about what collaborating, communicating, creating, critical thinking and character mean in their world today.


Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
UMS 104

10:30am CDT

Inquiry Based Learning in the Physical Sciences

As science educators, we must help students develop independent critical thinking skills, communication skills and collaborative skills in order to navigate through the dynamic world of the 21st century. By integrating inquiry-based, student-centered learning with traditional teaching methods, we empower students to take risks, tempering their curiosity and creativity within the bounds of concrete scientific learning objectives.

Students gain a deeper intuition for the scientific concepts presented when they are free to formulate and test their own ideas and explain their sometimes unexpected results. This can be achieved in the laboratory with guided inquiry investigations as well as in the classroom with collaborative group work on conceptual problem solving with a focus on cognitive dissonance.

When a scientific question is posed, students often focus on memorizing facts or reading their textbooks to obtain the “correct” answer. The consequence of this is that students see scientific questions as mere tasks to be completed and do not construct a mental framework that can help them discover the answer.  The joy and power of science is found largely in the methods used.  Mastering the process of scientific inquiry can help students reveal and understand important fundamental relationships that are often both interesting and counterintuitive. In addition student gain confidence, retain information and show better analytical thinking skills. 


Speakers
avatar for Wesley T. Irons

Wesley T. Irons

Physics Teacher, The Oakridge School
US Science Teacher - The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX)
avatar for Dr. James J. Roberts

Dr. James J. Roberts

US Science Teacher - The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX)



Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
UMS 205

1:00pm CDT

Modeling with Faculty Meetings of the Future
Limited Capacity seats available

Once we define our strategy we must model the tools and methods that we value in the classroom and demonstrate best practices for teachers. Our affinity groups and case studies will show how these practices affect and innovate faculty meetings.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Cobb

Mike Cobb

Head of School, All Saints Episcopal School - Tyler, Texas
A visionary, charismatic, results-oriented, school leader with a passion for helping students experience cognitive, social, and emotional growth while fostering a school environment that celebrates innovation and the joy of learning. Demonstrated success as a classroom teacher, administrator... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
Dawson Boardroom Library 1st Floor

1:00pm CDT

Google Sites for Teacher Sites and Student Projects
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Google Sites is an excellent tool for teacher websites, student projects, and more. Participants will explore how Google Sites provides an avenue for creativity, collaboration, the development of basic graphic design principles, and content publishing. Participants will create a Google site and learn basic graphic design principles throughout the process. Educational implications and uses of Sites will be discussed.

NOTE: A new Google Sites was just announced at ISTE two weeks ago! While we don't yet have access to it, we will view a video that shares the features of it, revisit the original sites app, and discuss integration options for Google Sites.


Speakers
avatar for Julene Reed

Julene Reed

Education Consultant
Dr. Julene Reed is an educator and professional development consultant with over twenty–five years of experience as a classroom teacher, technology integration specialist, and administrator. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
Library 215 Library 2nd Floor

1:00pm CDT

Makerspaces: Simple Robots
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will introduce to simple robotics. You will learn about a variety of tools to introduce robotics into your school, from bristle bots and other tools to Hummingbirds and other Arduino based robotics tools. Additionally, you will have the chance to build and play with these same tools to get some hands-on experience to take back to your school.


Speakers
avatar for Vinnie Vrotny

Vinnie Vrotny

Director of Technology, Kinkaid School
Director of Technology - The Kinkaid School (Houston, TX)


Monday July 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
Innovation Lab Library 2nd Floor

1:00pm CDT

Initial Goal Setting
Limited Capacity seats available

Overview of developing a continually evolving 1:1 program and identifying essential components. Using the 5 stakeholder lenses and “essential  components”, participants will begin outlining goals – goals that can evolve as technology and academic goals shifts. These goals will be school specific and there will be a process for sharing and iterating


Speakers
avatar for Charles Vergara

Charles Vergara

Ed Collaborators


Monday July 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
Library 214 Library 2nd Floor

1:00pm CDT

Digital Citizenship Course Plan
Limited Capacity filling up

Students may be comfortable using devices, but one job facing us as educators is to help them learn to use that technology well.  This session will present a comprehensive overview and practical resources for teaching effective and ethical online research, maintaining a positive digital footprint and working with families to create safe technology use habits at school and home. Participants will work in groups to create effective flowcharts reflecting the research process across grades and curricula. Several elements of the personal EdTech coach playbook will be created by each attendee, including an original research journal template, website evaluation tool, student technology contract and self-assessment tool for students regarding their digital citizenship.  Each element of the playbook may be a document, interactive, site, or hands-on activity for student use.


Speakers
avatar for Chelsy Hooper

Chelsy Hooper

Technology Integration, Ensworth School
Middle School Technology Integrationist - Ensworth School (Nashville, TN)
avatar for Julie King

Julie King

Library Director, Baylor School
Director of Hedges Library - Baylor School (Chattanooga, TN)



Monday July 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
Library 208 Library 2nd Floor

1:00pm CDT

PBL for Kindergarten
This session on Project Approach will provide strategies to help create a learning environment full of inquiry, discovery, and hands-on exploration, while including co-curricular content, problem solving, and authentic research. Our team will demonstrate how project work allows students to develop questions that drive their learning path, later allowing them to become experts and showcase their knowledge in various ways. We use technology including the interactive Promethean Board for research and Aurasma for digital documentation. During our session we will help you brainstorm and strategize ways to implement it in your school setting.

Speakers
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Carrie Miller

Junior Kindergarten Teachers, Lausanne Collegiate School
JK Teacher - Lausanne Collegiate School (Memphis, TN)
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Amy D Morisson

Junior Kindergarten Teachers, Lausanne Collegiate School
JK Teacher - Lausanne Collegiate School (Memphis, TN)
avatar for Lindy Roberson

Lindy Roberson

Junior Kindergarten Teachers, Lausanne Collegiate School
Here is our Prezi link: http://prezi.com/qts5cxq-j7yj/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy


Monday July 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
UMS 203

1:00pm CDT

Fantasy Draft: A Juxtaposition of Humanities Figures
Students use Google Docs to compose scouting reports on major historical figures. Scouting reports allow students to evaluate Point of View as well as each figure’s historical impact. Students then use these scouting reports to aid them in a ‘draft’ where they choose figures to help them solve a historical problem. This activity puts students at the center of learning as they discover what is important to include in their scouting reports, as well as how they craft their response to the problem only from the POV of the figures they were able to draft. Note: This could also work well in a literature based class where students would create scouting reports on major characters in novels and have these various characters analyze various components of stories, etc. 

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bonner

Jennifer Bonner

The Oakridge School, The Oakridge School
History Department Chair – The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX)


Monday July 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
UMS 105

1:00pm CDT

Gamification: Testing the Waters

Journey through an English teacher’s implementation of gamified units after attending sessions at Lausanne 2015. This presentation will cover the principles, levels, rewards, and tracking/grading for the unit as well as adaptation suggestions.  Attendees will have time to work on adapting their own units with the use of Google Apps for Education.


Speakers
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Holley Fontenot

Teacher, St. Louis Catholic High School
English Teacher - St. Louis Catholic High School (Lake Charles, LA)


Gamification gslides

Monday July 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
UMS 102

1:00pm CDT

Authoring iBooks: A Story in Collaboration

Students take ownership of knowledge as they create their own content with iBooks Author, using multimodal  approaches to learning (video, screen casting, creative writing, infographics, interactive widgets, and public domain images and music).  Presenters will moderate a group discussion of latest trends from a 2015 iBooks Conference and share examples of an iBook collaboration between their schools: Latin and Earth Science high school students created an iBook about the eruption of  Pompeii that was published and shared with middle school Latin and Science students.


Speakers
avatar for Chelsy Hooper

Chelsy Hooper

Technology Integration, Ensworth School
Middle School Technology Integrationist - Ensworth School (Nashville, TN)


Monday July 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
UMS 103

1:00pm CDT

Does Your Classroom Space Work For You?
With all of the change in instructional practice and  classroom technology over the past several decades, why is it that classroom spaces remain largely unchanged?  Forward-facing, tablet arm chairs in columns and rows, much like the classroom environment of our grandparents, continue to be the norm.   Steelcase, a 104 year old U.S. based global company, has spent a decade researching learning environments across the globe.  In this session,  we’ll share our research process and the insights for learning spaces we’ve developed.  Participants will also see:  international classroom layouts, the two frameworks we have developed regarding learning spaces, examine video exposing classroom activity of actual students working/learning, discuss trends/issues faced by educational institutions, view animations of what we have developed based on the research we have conducted and much more.   Please join us for this engaging session!

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Stanley

Darrell Stanley

Steelcase




Monday July 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
UMS 104

1:00pm CDT

Is This the Real Life? No Escape from (Virtual) Reality

Tennessee Tech University’s iCube is where students and faculty Imagine, Inspire, and Innovate. Virtual reality technologies such as the Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, and the Viscube are creating unique opportunities for learning. In this session, we will discuss virtual reality as a whole, from hardware to applications and beyond. 


Speakers
avatar for Amanda Rae Ellis

Amanda Rae Ellis

Producer, iCube
As producer of several virtual reality projects at iCube, I am a mediator of sorts between our clients, artists, and programmers, monitoring goals and diagramming the scope of the project. I am full-time staff and also currently enrolled TTU's PhD in Exceptional Learning program... Read More →
avatar for Joe Powell

Joe Powell

Manager, iCube
I stay up to date with new virtual reality releases to keep our office current on new hardware and applications as they become available. Applications for sports are one of my primary interests, and I am managing a virtual reality project involving concussion awareness for young football... Read More →



Monday July 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
UMS 101

1:00pm CDT

Transitioning to College: Preparing Students for Learning in Higher Education

In the United States, there has been a recent resurgence of recognizing the value of a college education. While students are being encouraged to take challenging and advanced courses in preparation for college, a central question concerns whether secondary school instruction is developing the skills and knowledge necessary for learners to be successful in the college classroom.  While there may some variations of instructional practice across institutions, one common assumption is that students entering college are “ready” to learn regardless of past educational experience.  In this session we will discuss common instructional methods used in college classrooms and what types of pedagogical techniques and strategies can ease the transition to college learning.  This discussion will be grounded in principles of educational psychology and cognitive psychology.  


Speakers
avatar for Kenneth Barideaux, Jr.

Kenneth Barideaux, Jr.

Graduate Research Assistant, The University of Memphis - Department of Psychology
avatar for Jaclyn Maass

Jaclyn Maass

Graduate Research Assistant, University of Memphis, Institute for Intelligent Systems
Graduate Research Assistant, the University of Memphis Department of Psychology and Institute for Intelligent Systems.



Monday July 11, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
UMS 205

2:30pm CDT

The Future of Faculty Development
Limited Capacity seats available

What is 21st century teacher? How do we assess that? How do we develop that? Discuss growth theories and key habits. Our groups will construct models that help answer these important questions within specific scenarios and needs.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Cobb

Mike Cobb

Head of School, All Saints Episcopal School - Tyler, Texas
A visionary, charismatic, results-oriented, school leader with a passion for helping students experience cognitive, social, and emotional growth while fostering a school environment that celebrates innovation and the joy of learning. Demonstrated success as a classroom teacher, administrator... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
Dawson Boardroom Library 1st Floor

2:30pm CDT

Even More with Google Apps
Limited Capacity filling up

Additional Google tools can promote creativity, communication, and global education. Geo Tools, Expeditions, Hangouts, Google+, Chrome, Apps and Extensions, Drawing, and Blogger will be explored in this session. Participants will explore Google Earth and Google Maps, discussing implications for global education. Other tools and resources will be explored, and participants will actively engage in the use of those tools.

Note: Expeditions is now availble for everyone! We will share more about Expeditions during this session.


Speakers
avatar for Julene Reed

Julene Reed

Education Consultant
Dr. Julene Reed is an educator and professional development consultant with over twenty–five years of experience as a classroom teacher, technology integration specialist, and administrator. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
Library 215 Library 2nd Floor

2:30pm CDT

Goal in Practices
Limited Capacity seats available

As teachers take ownership of their 1:1 program, the roles, of teachers, academic administrators, help desk, ed tech integrators and students evolve. Collaborative planning, professional development, goal setting, timelines and support structures must adapt accordingly. Participants will identify the current roles/responsibilities for everyone involved in a 1:1 program  and develop plans for each that work together to meet the new goals.


Speakers
avatar for Charles Vergara

Charles Vergara

Ed Collaborators


Monday July 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
Library 214 Library 2nd Floor

2:30pm CDT

Framework Training
Limited Capacity seats available

Tech coaches work closely with teachers to ensure that technology integration is meaningful for students. To help avoid teachers “using tech for tech’s sake”, tech coaches can train teachers in technology standards and in the implementation and evaluation of an educational technology instructional framework for lessons. Tech coaches drive technology curriculum mapping and scope and sequencing, and also coordinate technology skills and objectives with content area curricula.
Participants will begin with a big-picture study of the tech coaching and teaching standards provided by ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education). Discussion and evaluation of sample lessons will help attendees develop skills in applying frameworks such as SAMR to determine degrees of technology integration, from substitution to redefinition. Participants will reconsider their classroom tools and digital portfolio through instructional framework lenses, and they are encouraged to bring their own curriculum for review.


Speakers
avatar for Chelsy Hooper

Chelsy Hooper

Technology Integration, Ensworth School
Middle School Technology Integrationist - Ensworth School (Nashville, TN)
avatar for Julie King

Julie King

Library Director, Baylor School
Director of Hedges Library - Baylor School (Chattanooga, TN)



Monday July 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
Library 208 Library 2nd Floor

2:30pm CDT

Classroom Design to Increase Curiosity

Why are science museums such a fun place to be in? Can you make your classroom just as inviting?  This workshop will show you how to transform your classroom into an aesthetically pleasing and intellectually stimulating environment that is used and maintained by students. Topics that will be discussed include the following: classroom smell, audio, lighting, furniture, classroom documents, class decorations, boards/TV/Projectors, and campus aesthetics.  Come curious, leave inspired!

When you return to your classroom or when you modify your classroom please post your pictures on twitter with this hashtag (#classroomaesthetics) so that this can spread beyond our conference!


Speakers
avatar for Nathan Fleming

Nathan Fleming

High School Science Teacher, West Plains High School
I have been a science teacher since 2000 and in that time I have redesigned 4 different science classrooms. My other passion in residential design & construction techniques has certainly helped! When you improve your classroom please post your pictures (and view others) on twitter... Read More →



Monday July 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
UMS 104

2:30pm CDT

MVP: Most Valuable Momentum investigations!

Every science teacher knows that p stands for momentum! Enjoy using the CPO Energy Car and Track System to explore such common physical science topics as speed, force, velocity, acceleration, Newton's Laws, graphs of motion, conservation of energy, conservation momentum, and more. This hands-on equipment module provides excellent versatility and a variety of options allowing students to control multiple variables while performing fun and engaging experiments, such as elastic and non-elastic collisions. Sample investigations will be provided to each workshop participant.


Speakers
avatar for Faunne Brown

Faunne Brown

Physics teacher, Lausanne Collegiate School
I have had the honor of teaching all levels of high school physics for 16 years. My background includes both a bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. I also work as a consultant with the CPO (Cambridge Physics Outlet) company training science... Read More →


Monday July 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
Shockey 101

2:30pm CDT

Spicing up AP with Innovation

Outcome-based education does not mean that the instruction leading to the goal cannot be innovative and engaging.  Join AP Spanish Language and Literature teacher Katherine Arce and Foreign Language Chair Jim Andersen in exploring varied techniques within the AP curriculum framework.  Come and see examples of:

-          Peer mentoring between grade levels

-          Authentic applications of core objectives such as vocabulary and grammar

-          Student-led discussions emphasizing critical thinking and problem solving

-          Mrs. Arce will join us from Costa Rica via Skype

-          Although the presentation will use AP Spanish lessons as examples, the concepts are applicable in all content areas.


Speakers
avatar for Jim Andersen

Jim Andersen

Upper School and Foreign Language Department Chair, The Oakridge School
Associate Head of Upper School and Foreign Language Department Chair - The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX)
avatar for Katherine Arce

Katherine Arce

MS and US Spanish teacher, The Oakridge School
Spanish Teacher - The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX)



Monday July 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
UMS 205

2:30pm CDT

New Writing for an Online World
Transform your students' writing experience from academic essays that happen to be posted on a blog, to compelling written works designed especially for online consumption. During this workshop, we'll discuss the differences between modern writing targeted for the World Wide Web and traditional student writing assignments, and discover why online writing specifically is vital for current and future student success. We'll also delve into compelling methods of teaching (and evaluating) the results of students' online writing efforts. At the end, you'll walk away with a greater respect and understanding of online writing, and innovative strategies to instill responsible and effective online communication in your students.

Speakers

Monday July 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
UMS 105

2:30pm CDT

Office 365 Hidden Gems

Office 365 is the latest generation of a popular MS Office Suite. It is cloud based and fully integrated with Microsoft OneDrive and SharePoint Online Cloud services.
While most of us are familiar Word, Excel and PowerPoint on the desktop, and many of us used or heard about online versions of the above mentioned products, not many heard and experienced some of the new tools that Microsoft incorporated into Office365 lineup.
In this session we will be talking about and demonstrating Office365 Sway, Yammer, Video and we will briefly touch Office Mix.

http://bit.ly/292cp1y  


Speakers
avatar for Dmitry Manakhov

Dmitry Manakhov

Information Services Director, Senior Information Services Consultant, Cary Academy
Dmitry has been Information Services Director at Cary Academy for the last 10 years and been employed by Cary Academy for 6 years prior to that. Dmitry oversees school technology and it's one to one computer program. He's worked in technology and education field for 24 years and held... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Rokuskie

Kevin Rokuskie

Senior Information Services Consultant, Cary Academy
Senior Information Services Consultant - Cary Academy (Cary, NC) Kevin Rokuskie has been a Senior Information Services Consultant at Cary Academy for the last 19 years. His primary job is to support the sixth – eighth grade students, faculty and staff located in the middle school... Read More →



Monday July 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
UMS 101

2:30pm CDT

How to Make Cooperative Learning Effective

It is an undeniable reality that learning how to work collaboratively is a requisite skill for success in school and beyond.  All too often, however, cooperative activities in classrooms lack the ingredients needed to ensure that all students are engaged and learn how to collaborate well.  Brewster Academy has been successfully implementing consistent, school-wide strategies for cooperative learning for over 20 years.  See how these methods, when used in conjunction with video augmentation software, can enable secondary school students with a range of academic abilities to learn more through collaboration.

ATTENDEES ARE ASKED TO PLEASE BRING A WIFI ENABLED DEVICE AND HEADPHONES AS WATCHING VIDEOS WILL BE PART OF THIS SESSION.  THANK YOU! 


Speakers
avatar for Peter Hess

Peter Hess

Dean of Studies, Brewster Academy
With over 30 years working in the field of education, I have spent the most recent 28 at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire where I now serve as Dean of Studies. My time at Brewster has provided the opportunity to play an integral role in the implementation of a comprehensive... Read More →
avatar for Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs

History Department Chair, Brewster Academy
History Department Chair - Brewster Academy (Wolfboro, NH) Michael Jacobs is an Economics teacher, and History Department Chair at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH. He has been teaching for 16 years, the last eleven of which have been at Brewster. He strives to emphasize a student-centered... Read More →



Monday July 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
UMS 103

2:30pm CDT

Authentic Learning with Practical Technology

As teachers, how do we better engage our students, make them think more critically, and provide authentic experiences within our classrooms? Adding authenticity to lessons is easier than you think. This presentation will provide you with various ideas to maintain student engagement through targeted questioning, practical implementation, and meaningful application with today’s tools.


Speakers
avatar for Ashley Read

Ashley Read

4th Grade History - The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX) Learn21 Specialist Grades 4-8 (Technology Integration)
avatar for Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson

Technology Integrationist, The Oakridge School
Technology Integrationist - The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX)


Monday July 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
UMS 102

2:30pm CDT

Let Your Students' Voices Be Heard!

Oftentimes listening to our students' voices is one of the most powerful ways to showcase their knowledge. In this hands on session, participants will be introduced to the Adobe Spark Video (formerly Adobe Voice) app. We will walk through the process of creating an Adobe Spark Video presentation from start to finish. You will leave with the ability to go out and immediately put this app into action in your classroom. Participants should download the Adobe Spark Video app before the session.


Speakers
avatar for Sara Casey

Sara Casey

Library & Technology Integration, St. Agnes Academy - St. Dominic School
I work primarily with grade K-3 as a librarian and technology integrationist. We are 1:1 iPad in K-3 and I am in each of these classrooms at least once a week for "tech time" which can entail anything from a lesson I have created to a collaborative project with the classroom teacher... Read More →



Monday July 11, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
UMS 203
 
Tuesday, July 12
 

9:00am CDT

Google Classroom - Managing Digital Workflows
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Google Classroom brings all of Google’s tools into an amazingly easy and productive workflow for teachers and students. Make your classroom truly digital with Google Classroom! Participants will use Google Classroom as a student, then create set up their own Google Classroom to use with their students. The amazing features and workflows this tool provides will be introduced and used by the attendees.


Speakers
avatar for Julene Reed

Julene Reed

Education Consultant
Dr. Julene Reed is an educator and professional development consultant with over twenty–five years of experience as a classroom teacher, technology integration specialist, and administrator. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
Library 215 Library 2nd Floor

9:00am CDT

Makerspaces:Arduino & Pi
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, you will learn more about several of the smaller microprocessors, Arduinos and Raspberry Pi. These tools allow you to begin to teaching programming in new and exciting ways. You will learn how you can use these to create a variety of projects, from building small display monitors and Minecraft servers to robotics to eTextiles. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to explore and play with these tools to better understand their capabilities.


Speakers
avatar for Vinnie Vrotny

Vinnie Vrotny

Director of Technology, Kinkaid School
Director of Technology - The Kinkaid School (Houston, TX)


Tuesday July 12, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
Innovation Lab Library 2nd Floor

9:00am CDT

Documentation and Problem Solving
Limited Capacity seats available

Recording the decision making process from the 5 stakeholder’s perspectives, reflecting on values and developing a process that can be used to guide future initiatives. Participants will develop strategies for documenting the development of their 1:1 program, using their school’s values to focus documentation strategies.


Speakers
avatar for Charles Vergara

Charles Vergara

Ed Collaborators


Tuesday July 12, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
Library 214 Library 2nd Floor

9:00am CDT

Digital Textbooks: Full Court Press
Limited Capacity seats available

The tech coach is the bridge between students, teachers, curriculum, and IT. A comprehensive understanding of digital textbook options and knowledge of deployment logistics is needed to support this important piece of educational technology. Participants will learn strategies for juggling the needs and wants of all involved. Participants will bring their digital textbooks to this session for hands-on review and discussion. They will develop a personalized digital textbook research and deployment plan and will learn how to evaluate it and adapt.


Speakers
avatar for Chelsy Hooper

Chelsy Hooper

Technology Integration, Ensworth School
Middle School Technology Integrationist - Ensworth School (Nashville, TN)
avatar for Julie King

Julie King

Library Director, Baylor School
Director of Hedges Library - Baylor School (Chattanooga, TN)



Tuesday July 12, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
Library 208 Library 2nd Floor

9:00am CDT

Is This the Real Life? No Escape from (Virtual) Reality

Tennessee Tech University’s iCube is where students and faculty Imagine, Inspire, and Innovate. Virtual reality technologies such as the Oculus Rift, Google Cardboard, and the Viscube are creating unique opportunities for learning. In this session, we will discuss current simulations and applications available for use in the classroom with various virtual reality technologies.


Speakers
avatar for Amanda Rae Ellis

Amanda Rae Ellis

Producer, iCube
As producer of several virtual reality projects at iCube, I am a mediator of sorts between our clients, artists, and programmers, monitoring goals and diagramming the scope of the project. I am full-time staff and also currently enrolled TTU's PhD in Exceptional Learning program... Read More →
avatar for Joe Powell

Joe Powell

Manager, iCube
I stay up to date with new virtual reality releases to keep our office current on new hardware and applications as they become available. Applications for sports are one of my primary interests, and I am managing a virtual reality project involving concussion awareness for young football... Read More →



Tuesday July 12, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
UMS 105

9:00am CDT

Tech Tools for the Writing Teacher

Improve your students’ writing by coaching them—giving them the skills they need to write, revise, and edit their own work. In this session, we’ll explore tools for teaching writing and revising such as Google Classroom, Google Docs, Writing Reviser, and Socrative. Techniques for whole group instruction as well as individual feedback will be shared.
Top Ten Tools for Writing Teacher:
1. Music
2. Padlet
3. Color-coding
4. Socrative
5. Google Classroom
6. Google Docs
7. Writing Reviser
8. Kaizena
9. Orange Slices Rubric Creator
10. Quizlet Live!  


Speakers
avatar for Linda Ricci

Linda Ricci

8th Grade English Teacher, St. Agnes Academy-St. Dominic School
I have taught junior high English for 11 years, eight of those in a 1-1 laptop environment. Technology has made my teaching so much more effective. My educational background includes an M.A. in Education, an M.A. in Journalism, and a B.A. in English. Prior to teaching, I worked as... Read More →



Tuesday July 12, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
UMS 104

9:00am CDT

The Making of a Maker Space

Wondering about whether maker spaces are right for your school or classroom? Come explore the two most important aspects of a successful maker space and how they impact student and faculty learning. You will participate in Stanford University d.school’s design thinking process to consider how to create a maker space at your school. You will leave with your prototype maker space along with ideas from other participants. (This workshop is appropriate for all academic leaders and classroom teachers)


Speakers
avatar for Laura Cole

Laura Cole

Director SPARQ Innovation Space, Good Shepherd Episcopal School
I am passionate about children, education, and play. When we use our hands to make our ideas visible, we are thinking and communicating more deeply. When children practice "playing" with new information and ideas, they are becoming curious, lifelong learners.
avatar for Lauren Marold

Lauren Marold

PS/LS Computer Science and Engineering/Technology Coordinator, Greenhill School
Lauren has been working in instructional technology and acting as the Educational Technologist in independent schools for the past 9 years. She is currently in her first year at Greenhill School as their PS/LS Computer Science and Engineering/Technology Coordinator. Lauren has help... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
UMS 205

9:00am CDT

Value of Play in Education

Play is a critical component in development of the whole child.  Social skills such as leadership,cooperation and conflict resolution are learned navigating a child's world through play. Physical activity is a key component of play and sets the stage for lifelong healthy habits in addition to building confidence and providing opportunities to practice problem-solving skills. Literacy, geography and more can be learned through play environments developed to support a school's commitment to their student community. Creating a space that fosters play in many ways can impact the classroom and beyond.

Using the Lausanne Discovery Center as an example, experience how learning occurs through play. Learn how you can bring an impactful learning environment, with a value on play, to your school. Hear from Lausanne leader, Kara Barber about her collaboration with students and playground consultants to bring their ideas to reality and the positive impacts on the learning environment and Lausanne community.


Speakers
KB

Kara Barbour

Lausanne Collegiate School - Lower-School Head
avatar for John McConkey

John McConkey

Market Insights Manager, Landscape Structures
John McConkey serves as Market Insights and Education Manager at Landscape Structures. He brings over 15 years of experience in the healthcare field, and offers a unique perspective on health, fitness and children’s play on the playground. Since 2002, John has researched and tracked... Read More →
avatar for Dan Stewart

Dan Stewart

Principal, Recreational Concepts
Recreational Concepts - Playground Consultant The value of educational, inclusive and healthy play design.


Tuesday July 12, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
UMS 102

9:00am CDT

One Math Classroom’s Journey in Authentic Learning

Explore how a class project led a semi self-paced, flipped classroom, to rediscover the value of authentic learning.  From lessons such as quilting as a way to understand transformations to collecting and converting receipts to hosting a restaurant, learn how making learning “real” affects student engagement and understanding. We will discuss how a 45 port, 120 day adventure inspired a classroom.  Join us to share in the conversation and participate in the hands on, take-away activities.  


Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Wiseman

Charlotte Wiseman

Math Teacher - Dept. Chair, The Oakridge School
MS Math Teacher - The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX) Quiltmaker



Tuesday July 12, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
UMS 101

9:00am CDT

Does Your Classroom Space Work For You?
With all of the change in instructional practice and  classroom technology over the past several decades, why is it that classroom spaces remain largely unchanged?  Forward-facing, tablet arm chairs in columns and rows, much like the classroom environment of our grandparents, continue to be the norm.   Steelcase, a 104 year old U.S. based global company, has spent a decade researching learning environments across the globe.  In this session,  we’ll share our research process and the insights for learning spaces we’ve developed.  Participants will also see:  international classroom layouts, the two frameworks we have developed regarding learning spaces, examine video exposing classroom activity of actual students working/learning, discuss trends/issues faced by educational institutions, view animations of what we have developed based on the research we have conducted and much more.   Please join us for this engaging session!

Speakers
avatar for Darrell Stanley

Darrell Stanley

Steelcase




Tuesday July 12, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
UMS 103

9:00am CDT

My Class is Not Responding!

A discussion of low-level behaviors with pro-active methods to handle difficult classrooms. Instruction will focus on the types of students, their behaviors, strategies for teachers, teach “to’s”, and how to refocus on work at hand. 


Speakers
AL

Alfreda Love

La Vega ISD
Educator – La Vega Elementary School (Waco, TX)


Tuesday July 12, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
UMS 203

9:00am CDT

The Oakridge School Horizon Report: A 1:1 Story That's Not About the Tech

Change doesn’t happen overnight; in fact, we believe that meaningful transformation requires reflection, research, and careful experimentation, even if the world seems to be moving at astronomical speeds. Come learn about the successes and challenges of The Oakridge School’s transition to a campuswide 1:1 program, a story that proved to be less about the device and more about a shift in mindset among students, faculty, and parents alike. We would like to share with others, not what we learned about the merits of one device or program over another, but how the willingness to reflect, change, and share ideas as a community led to a fundamental shift in how we defined the classroom environment. We would like to share stories of how more student-centeredness, collaboration, authenticity, and real-world basedlearning experiences have expanded students’ horizons for learning and self-discovery, not because we opened our classroom doors to technology but more because we opened our minds to the opportunity to change and grow in ways that serve our students best.


Speakers
avatar for Jon Kellam

Jon Kellam

Head of School, The Oakridge School
Headmaster - The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX)
avatar for Jason Kern

Jason Kern

CIO and Director of Modern Learning, The Oakridge School
CIO and Director of Modern Learning - The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX) I'm passionate about working with today's learners about what collaborating, communicating, creating, critical thinking and character mean in their world today.


Tuesday July 12, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am CDT
Dawson Boardroom Library 1st Floor

10:30am CDT

Casting the Vision of Collaboration for 21st Century Learners
Limited Capacity seats available

Discuss importance of casting a vision for what student outcomes look like in the future. Discuss 6 Cs and impact on school experience. We will be working through brainstorming, affinity grouping, case studies and back channels with Google Docs for individual support.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Cobb

Mike Cobb

Head of School, All Saints Episcopal School - Tyler, Texas
A visionary, charismatic, results-oriented, school leader with a passion for helping students experience cognitive, social, and emotional growth while fostering a school environment that celebrates innovation and the joy of learning. Demonstrated success as a classroom teacher, administrator... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
Dawson Boardroom Library 1st Floor

10:30am CDT

Google Apps for Education and Blended Learning Strategies
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Learn the basics of blended learning, then explore Google’s resources to implement this instructional strategy in your classroom. Discover options for creating screencasts, and learn how to set up your own Channel and curricular Playlists on YouTube. Participants will be introduced to the basic concepts and models of blended learning. Each participant will set up a YouTube channel and create a curricular playlist. Options for creating screencasts will also be shared.


Speakers
avatar for Julene Reed

Julene Reed

Education Consultant
Dr. Julene Reed is an educator and professional development consultant with over twenty–five years of experience as a classroom teacher, technology integration specialist, and administrator. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
Library 215 Library 2nd Floor

10:30am CDT

Makerspaces: Fabrication Tools
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, you will learn about many of the tools that are used for fabrication including 3d printers, laser cutters, and CNC mills. You will learn how these tools can be used in a variety of curricula, from Science to the humanities. You will learn tips and tricks and the best way that you can leverage the software tools for design.


Speakers
avatar for Vinnie Vrotny

Vinnie Vrotny

Director of Technology, Kinkaid School
Director of Technology - The Kinkaid School (Houston, TX)


Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
Innovation Lab Library 2nd Floor

10:30am CDT

Internal and External Sharing
Limited Capacity seats available

Making change in schools should be celebrated and more importantly can help other communities make similar improvements. Participants will develop strategies for sharing their successes within their schools and wider community.


Speakers
avatar for Charles Vergara

Charles Vergara

Ed Collaborators


Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
Library 214 Library 2nd Floor

10:30am CDT

Developing Your Own Plan: The Playbook
Limited Capacity seats available

Tech coaches need to implement a practical plan in order to be effective innovators. This session takes a multi-faceted approach to developing the tech coach as a professional, including adapting and perfecting coaching strategies and resources. Attendees will develop their own personal learning community through active participation in social media and online professional groups. They will create a digital portfolio of online tools and resources, and will practice new strategies for addressing the challenges of coaching teachers to innovation in the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Chelsy Hooper

Chelsy Hooper

Technology Integration, Ensworth School
Middle School Technology Integrationist - Ensworth School (Nashville, TN)
avatar for Julie King

Julie King

Library Director, Baylor School
Director of Hedges Library - Baylor School (Chattanooga, TN)



Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
Library 208 Library 2nd Floor

10:30am CDT

Building a Better Atom!
Visualizing atomic theory is often a difficult and frustrating task for students. The CPO Science Atom Building Game provides an illustrative, multi-level, hands-on, model that allows students to construct atoms using colored marbles that represent protons, neutrons and electrons. Students begin by taking turns to build an atom selected from the periodic table. The first player to properly “spend” all the allotted marbles, wins! In the process, students will learn about the constitution and structure of atoms, stable and unstable isotopes, atomic number and mass, while using strategy to compete against their peers! Workshop participants will sample numerous activities applicable to introductory through advanced levels. Sample investigations will be provided to each workshop participant.

Speakers
avatar for Faunne Brown

Faunne Brown

Physics teacher, Lausanne Collegiate School
I have had the honor of teaching all levels of high school physics for 16 years. My background includes both a bachelor’s degree in Physics and a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering. I also work as a consultant with the CPO (Cambridge Physics Outlet) company training science... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
Shockey 101

10:30am CDT

The Electronic Playground

The Electronic Playground is a partially pre-wired set of low voltage circuits.  It is roughly the size of a large cigar box.  Its many labeled components include resistors, capacitors, transistors, transformers, light-emitting diodes, and more.  It is a self-contained circuit board that helps teach many of the mysteries of direct current in an engaging way. Beginning with simple explanations and wiring diagrams and proceeding from the moderate to the complex, the logic of the Electronic Playground introduces hands-on electric circuits with both predictable and surprising outcomes.  The results are immediate and exciting.  It is versatile has been successfully used at all age levels.  This session will focus on the basics of direct-current electronics and practical circuitry. Each participant will be provided with an Electronic Playground, batteries, a set of alligator clip wires, and an instruction manual for further study.  


Speakers
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John Frassinelli

UMS Science Teacher - Lausanne Collegiate School (Memphis, TN)


Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
UMS 205

10:30am CDT

Developing a Flipped Classroom

This session will discuss common teacher experiences as related to implementing a flipped classroom model by exploring pros and cons, strategies for implementation, and student feedback.


Speakers
avatar for Steven Hubbard

Steven Hubbard

Upper School Mathematics Teacher, Lausanne Collegiate School
US Math Teacher – Lausanne Collegiate School (Memphis, TN)


Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
UMS 101

10:30am CDT

Office 365 - Essential Tools for School Collaboration
Office 365 is a powerful tool for schools to take advantage of.  However, where do you start as a school to take advantage of these tools and what are the essential tools that you can show your faculty, students and administration?  Cary Academy has been using Office 365 for over two years and we are constantly learning all the new things Office 365 offers.

In this session we will show you how we utilize Office 365 and its collaborative features in the classroom and also discuss the blueprint we used to train and transition faculty, staff and students on Office 365, from OneDrive, to SharePoint sites, to groups and of course OneNote and Class Notebook.

http://bit.ly/296Bbjt

Speakers
avatar for Dmitry Manakhov

Dmitry Manakhov

Information Services Director, Senior Information Services Consultant, Cary Academy
Dmitry has been Information Services Director at Cary Academy for the last 10 years and been employed by Cary Academy for 6 years prior to that. Dmitry oversees school technology and it's one to one computer program. He's worked in technology and education field for 24 years and held... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Rokuskie

Kevin Rokuskie

Senior Information Services Consultant, Cary Academy
Senior Information Services Consultant - Cary Academy (Cary, NC) Kevin Rokuskie has been a Senior Information Services Consultant at Cary Academy for the last 19 years. His primary job is to support the sixth – eighth grade students, faculty and staff located in the middle school... Read More →



Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
UMS 203

10:30am CDT

The Footsteps of History: Creating a Virtual Museum

Students use a Google Doc to create a virtual museum that seeks to encourage its visitors to want to make a positive impact on the world. Students begin by crafting a mission statement for their museum. Students add on an additional wing to their museum for each major time period studied (Industrial Revolution, Imperialism, etc.) Each wing requires students to use responsible research to find items, ranging from primary source documents, pieces of art, technological innovations, etc. that they believe expresses the most important and interesting parts of that time in history.  Students are at the center of this semester/year-long activity as they choose the focus of their museum, as well as what they will display to teach their visitors about each period in history. At the end of the activity each student is responsible for evaluating another student’s museum.


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Bonner

Jennifer Bonner

The Oakridge School, The Oakridge School
History Department Chair – The Oakridge School (Arlington, TX)


Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
UMS 105

10:30am CDT

Connecting Writing to Authentic Audiences

While 21st century students experience an unprecedented level of connectedness through
media, social networking, and accessible information, we as educators tend to alienate that student from their digital worldhood, requiring them to disconnect from that which captures their attention and instead to read, write, and research alone. This presentation explores how writing can be made more meaningful if and only if there is a real audience to connect the writer’s word to purpose.  Even shy students want to be heard, and technology combined with strategic, student-centered pedagogy serves to make that possible in ways that are not only meaningful but fun. This presentations explores how platforms like Google docs, blogger, and online discussion forums can make writing more purposeful by connecting student voice to audiences beyond the confines of classrooms and campuses.


Speakers
avatar for Jared Colley

Jared Colley

Chair, English Department, The Oakridge School
Jared Colley chairs the English Department at The Oakridge School where he also teaches literature and humanities courses in the upper division. A Texas native, he studied English and philosophy at University of Texas at Austin before receiving his M.A. at NYU in critical theory with... Read More →
avatar for Claire Reddig

Claire Reddig

MS English Teacher and Writing Specialist, The Oakridge School


Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
UMS 104

10:30am CDT

The Leaderless Group Discussion
This moderated discussion will draw on the knowledge, experience, questions, and goals of the session attendees to explore the questions, “What does it mean to have a student-centered classroom in 2016, and how can you get there?” You will explore the answers to the questions by participating in a leaderless group discussion. The leaderless group discussion is a student-centered learning practice designed to give all students an opportunity to find their voices, and take ownership of their learning. The structure of the leaderless group discussion allows the teacher to construct a classroom atmosphere that promotes critical thinking, positive social interaction, and high levels of engagement. 

Speakers
avatar for Peter Hess

Peter Hess

Dean of Studies, Brewster Academy
With over 30 years working in the field of education, I have spent the most recent 28 at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire where I now serve as Dean of Studies. My time at Brewster has provided the opportunity to play an integral role in the implementation of a comprehensive... Read More →
avatar for Michael Jacobs

Michael Jacobs

History Department Chair, Brewster Academy
History Department Chair - Brewster Academy (Wolfboro, NH) Michael Jacobs is an Economics teacher, and History Department Chair at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH. He has been teaching for 16 years, the last eleven of which have been at Brewster. He strives to emphasize a student-centered... Read More →



Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
UMS 103

10:30am CDT

10 Minutes to Better Mindfulness
The Dali Lama said “You should meditate for at least 10 minutes a day. Unless you are busy. Then you should meditate for an hour”. This statement  strikes cords in the hearts of many busy teachers. Those who work tirelessly to provide learning, assessment and achievement for their students. 
Contemplative practices play an important role in mental and physical health. As an additional component to school curricula (Finnan, 2014), yoga has been linked with optimistic outcomes such as improved attention (Sethi, Nagendra & Ganpat, 2013; Napoli, Krech & Holley, 2005), improved short-term memory (Sarokte & Rao, 2014), improvements in control and self-regulation (Roeser & Peck, 2009; Razza, Cico & Raymond, 2013; Ramadoss & Boss, 2010), decreased stress (Ramadoss & Boss, 2010; Jenson, Stevens, & Kenny, 2012) improved behavior (Haden, Daly, & Hagins, 2014; Black & Fernando, 2014) and improved reports on psychosocial or mental well-being (Noggle, Steiner, Minami & Khalsa, 2012; Hagen & Nayar, 2014).  This session transforms research on contemplative practices to applicable and meaningful activities, for teachers, that progressively lead to incorporating just 10-minutes per day. 10 minutes to becoming more mindful healthy students.

Speakers
avatar for Tegan Reeves

Tegan Reeves

Doctoral Student, The University of Memphis


Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:50am CDT
UMS 102

1:00pm CDT

Realizing the Vision: How Do We Build Future Learning Today?
Limited Capacity seats available

Brainstorm ways to incorporate the 6 Cs into the daily lives of students. Discuss SWOT of the way we realize this culture. We will be working through brainstorming, affinity grouping, case studies and back channels with Google Docs for individual support.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Cobb

Mike Cobb

Head of School, All Saints Episcopal School - Tyler, Texas
A visionary, charismatic, results-oriented, school leader with a passion for helping students experience cognitive, social, and emotional growth while fostering a school environment that celebrates innovation and the joy of learning. Demonstrated success as a classroom teacher, administrator... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
Dawson Boardroom Library 1st Floor

1:00pm CDT

Makerspaces: Circuits
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, you will learn a variety of ways that you can introduce circuits within your makerspace of classroom, from squishy circuits to Makey Makeys to LittleBits to paper circuits using conductive ink and foil. In the spirit of making and discovery, you will have the chance to experiment and play with these tools hands-on. You will explore ways to integrate these tools into a variety of curricula, from art to science to language arts.


Speakers
avatar for Vinnie Vrotny

Vinnie Vrotny

Director of Technology, Kinkaid School
Director of Technology - The Kinkaid School (Houston, TX)


Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
Innovation Lab Library 2nd Floor

1:00pm CDT

Refining of Goals
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will develop action plans for their school that reflect the work of the certification course.


Speakers
avatar for Charles Vergara

Charles Vergara

Ed Collaborators


Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
Library 214 Library 2nd Floor

1:00pm CDT

What's Next: Coming down the EdTech Pipeline
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

A key aspect of successful EdTech coaching is being able to introduce teachers and students to emerging technologies and develop effective ways to embed those technologies in the educational process.  This session will preview trends, new technologies and growing movements in the world of instructional technology. Participants will create a sample startup tool kit list for a school-based Makerspace, try a variety of new educational apps and have an opportunity to try the Google Cardboard virtual reality interface.


Speakers
avatar for Chelsy Hooper

Chelsy Hooper

Technology Integration, Ensworth School
Middle School Technology Integrationist - Ensworth School (Nashville, TN)
avatar for Julie King

Julie King

Library Director, Baylor School
Director of Hedges Library - Baylor School (Chattanooga, TN)


Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
Library 208 Library 2nd Floor

1:00pm CDT

A Classroom So Bright You Have to Wear Shades
Imagine dynamic “in the moment” student collaboration where ANY content, ANY connection, ANY device becomes accessible ANYwhere. Introducing ClassFlow 4.0! The award winning cloud-based lesson delivery system, which has been shining light on the transformation of the modern classroom, now includes ClassFlow desktop!  Turning ANY content into shareable content with full assessment capabilities. Pair this new feature with ClassFlow Connect to create a solution that allows for multi-user mirroring, instant white-boarding, and multi-browser accessibility, taking your classroom devices to the next level. Put on your shades, sign up at classflow.com and bring a device to revolutionize student engagement.

Speakers
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Kylee Moose

Promethean Education Consultant


Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
UMS 102

1:00pm CDT

Let Your Students' Voices Be Heard!

Oftentimes listening to our students' voices is one of the most powerful ways to showcase their knowledge. In this hands on session, participants will be introduced to the Adobe Spark Video (formerly Adobe Voice) app. We will walk through the process of creating an Adobe Spark Video presentation from start to finish. You will leave with the ability to go out and immediately put this app into action in your classroom. Participants should download the Adobe Spark Video app before the session.


Speakers
avatar for Sara Casey

Sara Casey

Library & Technology Integration, St. Agnes Academy - St. Dominic School
I work primarily with grade K-3 as a librarian and technology integrationist. We are 1:1 iPad in K-3 and I am in each of these classrooms at least once a week for "tech time" which can entail anything from a lesson I have created to a collaborative project with the classroom teacher... Read More →



Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
UMS 105

1:00pm CDT

Student-Centered, Student-Run: Effective Technology Support

As many STEM school proponents can attest, with cutting-edge technology integration comes the need for fast, reliable technology support. But what if your school could provide comprehensive help desk services utilizing the talents and skills of your own students? St. Joseph’s Academy, an all-girls college preparatory high school in Baton Rouge, LA, uses the teaching environment of the student-run help desk to give students real-world experience in troubleshooting and repair.
Come find out how, with the right guidance, your students can learn more about technology and actively participate in their school community in the process. This moderated group discussion will explore a particular application of student-centered learning in the context of providing technology support in a 1:1 device environment.


Speakers
avatar for Colette Burke

Colette Burke

Help Desk Manager, St. Joseph's Academy
Manager of student-run warranty repair shop at all-girls, Catholic high school. Talk to me about getting young women involved in STEM fields, crafting hands-on learning experiences, and/or providing in-house technology support to your school.
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John Richardson

Technology Coordinator - St. Joseph's Academy (Baton Rouge, LA)



Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
UMS 203

1:00pm CDT

Flip Your Classroom With Office Mix

Flip your classroom quickly and easily with Office Mix!  With Office Mix, you can create digital lessons in PowerPoint with simulations, quizzes, discussions, and more. Quickly share your Office Mix with your students. View on any device and easily differentiate instruction by using Mix analytics. Or mix it up - have students create Mixes for authentic assessment.

Session Objectives 

  • Gain a basic understanding of Office Mix as a tool to enhance instruction 

  • Examine how Office Mix can aid in Flipped classrooms 

  • Explore additional ways to use Office Mix in the classroom 

Note: You must have PowerPoint 2013 or later in order to download the Office Mix add-in for the interactive portion of this session.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie LeJeune

Melanie LeJeune

Librarian, St. Louis Catholic High School
Melanie LeJeune is a librarian at St. Louis Catholic High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She began her journey in education in 1997 and earned a master’s degree in Library & Information Science from Louisiana State University in 2002. She continues learning as a Microsoft Innovative... Read More →



Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
UMS 101

1:00pm CDT

Change Agents: Leveraging Social Entrepreneurship to Promote PBL & SEL in the Classroom
Change Agents is a curriculum developed by the founders of Fathom, PBC to provide young people with tools to develop their skills, explore their ideas and collaborate on projects that address social needs. By merging topics like social justice, entrepreneurship and community sustainability, the Change Agents model helps to promote social emotional learning (SEL) and project-based learning (PBL) in the classroom, while empowering students with tools to develop personalized blueprints for social change. In this workshop, we will specifically focus on social entrepreneurial problem-solving as a tool to prepare students to become leaders of sustainable communities, companies and commodities. Participants will walk away with tools and activities they can introduce into any course to promote SEL and PBL in the classroom.

Speakers
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JoAdel

Founder | CEO, Fathom
Passionate | Leader | Revolutionary | Thinker | Change Agent


Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
UMS 103

1:00pm CDT

Innovating with Innovation Jr.

Innovation Jr. ...

is a program that began as an after-school enrichment initiative at Berwick Academy.  As the name may imply, the program is a foundational experience for Berwick’s Innovation Center (a primarily Middle School through Upper School focus at Berwick.)  As such, the presentation has interesting cross-divisional implications, but is especially suited for professionals at the elementary level.

Innovation Jr. has taken on several iterations in the past three years based on an evolving sense of how best to maximize Innovative Thinking in our Lower School (including both practical and philosophical considerations) and how best to maximize the organization of an Innovative program--whether within the school day curricula or as an after-school model.

Currently, the program exists as an after-school optional enrichment program, with classes led by faculty.  However, with our proposed construction of a design-thinking/maker-space lab on campus, the Lower School is looking to expand the emphasis of the program, including greater student-centered and student-directed learning and connections to regular classroom experiences (such as projects and themes--with the understanding that Innovation should occur throughout the curriculum and throughout the school day...and not necessarily be limited to a specific class or program).

This presentation will...

1) begin with an overivew of Innovation at the Elementary level--connected to philosophical/practical implications; 2) describe Innovation Jr. program at the Lower School level (and its connections to the Middle/Upper School Divisions; 3) engage participants in a modified hands-on activity--to further support a working definition of Innovation and 4) conclude with sharing/discussing attendees' Innovation experiences with elementary-level (or older :) children.

--Joel Hawes, Lower School Director and Science Teacher, Berwick Academy


Speakers
avatar for Joel Hawes

Joel Hawes

Lower School Director, Science Teacher, Berwick Academy
A veteran elementary- and middle-level teacher/administrator with a passion for making elementary-level learning as authentic, project-based and innovative as possible...using combined skills-based and content-based efforts to that end.



Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
UMS 205

1:00pm CDT

Writing Across the Curricula at The Oakridge School

How can we incorporate writing instruction and opportunities throughout our curriculum in order to challenge our students to view writing as a real world skill with authentic applications?  Writing is not just a practice reserved for English classes; it’s one of the most important skills for being successful in the world beyond the classroom. What we suggest is not the demand for more writing classes but the need to embed the skill in all academic practices, much like we now do with computing. Learn how The Oakridge School has made use of both traditional and technological resources to expand its promotion of student writing across the disciplines. This session will provide practical ideas for reinforcing key writing concepts using discipline specific writing assignments and strategies that encourage critical thinking.


Speakers
avatar for Jared Colley

Jared Colley

Chair, English Department, The Oakridge School
Jared Colley chairs the English Department at The Oakridge School where he also teaches literature and humanities courses in the upper division. A Texas native, he studied English and philosophy at University of Texas at Austin before receiving his M.A. at NYU in critical theory with... Read More →
avatar for Claire Reddig

Claire Reddig

MS English Teacher and Writing Specialist, The Oakridge School


Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm CDT
UMS 104

2:30pm CDT

Sharing the Vision: How Do We Explain and Communicate the Future
Limited Capacity filling up

Discuss changing demographics and introduce HIP (High Investment Parents). Talk about ways we can communicate the positive outcomes and build energy for the innovation. We will discuss the constructs of our affinity grouping to make meaningful plans for implementation for the next academic year.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Cobb

Mike Cobb

Head of School, All Saints Episcopal School - Tyler, Texas
A visionary, charismatic, results-oriented, school leader with a passion for helping students experience cognitive, social, and emotional growth while fostering a school environment that celebrates innovation and the joy of learning. Demonstrated success as a classroom teacher, administrator... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
Dawson Boardroom Library 1st Floor

2:30pm CDT

Feedback and Collaboration with Google Docs and Google Slides

The session will introduce teachers to the editing and feedback opportunities, both teacher and peerto-peer, presented by Google docs. Teachers will also learn how to create and manage collaborative Google slides projects which may be tailored to suit multiple learning objectives.


Speakers
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Angel Neal

Etymology - Briarcrest Christian School (Memphis, TN)


Tuesday July 12, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
UMS 102

2:30pm CDT

Inquiry Learning for Grammar and Writing
How do we meaningfully differentiate writing instruction without killing the writing teacher? How can we help students see revision as more than the elimination of common errors? I will demonstrate a new tool that helps students explore the grammar they are already creating in the rhythms of their own writing, inviting them to play with their language toward greater sentence variety, enhanced parallel structure, or some other writing goal. It will allow a student to take any piece of her writing (in English), select what she wants to see about it, and see those elements color-highlighted instantly in her own writing.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1BFpz4gKNCHK81wAqARKK7JCshy54JSe32kMPNHYSI_g/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
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George Rietz

8th Grade English – Battle Ground Academy (Franklin, TN)


Tuesday July 12, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
UMS 104

2:30pm CDT

P.L.A.Y Hands-On Learning

Members of Designing with Google, Teacher Ownership of 1:1, and Tech Coach Academy will provide support for an open time for attendees to download and get hands-on experience with tools or pedagogy discussed during the conference.


Moderators
avatar for Chelsy Hooper

Chelsy Hooper

Technology Integration, Ensworth School
Middle School Technology Integrationist - Ensworth School (Nashville, TN)
avatar for Julie King

Julie King

Library Director, Baylor School
Director of Hedges Library - Baylor School (Chattanooga, TN)
avatar for Charles Vergara

Charles Vergara

Ed Collaborators
avatar for Vinnie Vrotny

Vinnie Vrotny

Director of Technology, Kinkaid School
Director of Technology - The Kinkaid School (Houston, TX)

Tuesday July 12, 2016 2:30pm - 3:50pm CDT
Library 2nd Floor