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A Unique Professional Development Event That Will Change How You Think about Leading and Learning in the Digital Age! Fourteen non-profit educational organizations have planned a HUGE professional development event and you are invited! Over 200 sessions with outstanding presenters with strategic topics will Wow you with High Impact challenges for leaders and educators! Over 100 Exhibitors and Sponsors will Amaze you with new tools for the 21st Century global education community. Over 3,000 of your colleagues, friends, business associates, and leaders will Be There in the same place at the same time. Share real face time. 

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Monday, April 22
 

8:30am

Pre-Conference Workshop: Assisting Students with Mathematics Response to Intervention Strategies

Attendees will become familiar with Rtl recommendations and methods shared with the mathematics practice guides and learn about effecive strategies for screening and differentiated instruction.


Featured
avatar for Ben Clarke, Ph.D.

Ben Clarke, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Oregon
Ben serves as principal investigator for 9 IES funded research grants in mathematics instruction.
avatar for Chris Doabler, Ph.D.

Chris Doabler, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Center for Teaching and Learning, University of Oregon
Chris specializes in curriculum design, classroom observation systems, the the use of multi-tired delivery models for preventing learning difficulties in early literacy and beginning mathematics.


Monday April 22, 2013 8:30am - 2:30pm
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10:30am

Student Contest Award Showcase
Come and see the award-winning projects submitted for the MSET Student Graphic Arts, Multimedia, and Desktop Publishing Contests.

Monday April 22, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Hallway

1:00pm

CEASOM Meeting
Monday April 22, 2013 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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Tuesday, April 23
 

8:30am

Student and Educator Awards

Student & Educator Awards will be shared.

Catherine Poling, Session Coordinator

Jennifer Pleszkoch, Educator & Leader Awards Chair

Ben Hurley, Student and Teacher Contests Chair

 

 


Tuesday April 23, 2013 8:30am - 9:00am
Ballroom 1

8:30am

1100 From Common Core Standards to Curriculum: Five Big Ideas

“Standards are not curriculum.” Educators must use the standards as a basis for designing high-quality curricula and assessments to support impactful teaching for effective learning. In this session, we’ll examine a practical framework for transforming the Common Core and other “next generation” Standards into a curriculum that emphasizes understanding and long-term transfer.


Edmodo Code: l0usfy


Speakers
avatar for Jay McTighe

Jay McTighe

Educational Consultant, Jay McTighe and Assoaciates
Jay McTighe brings a wealth of experience developed during a rich and varied career in education. He served as director of the Maryland Assessment Consortium, a state collaboration of school districts working together to develop and share formative performance assessments. Prior to this position, Jay was involved with school improvement projects at the Maryland State Department of Education where he helped lead Maryland’s standards-based... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am
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9:00am

1301 Activities that Motivate Adolescents

Looking for fun and motivating ideas for your middle level classroom? This session is a hands-on session that provides real quality strategies in the areas of reading, writing, spelling, grammar, listening and speaking skills. No philosophy here just creative ideas to motivate the middle level learner.

Edmodo Code: 9iwwy9


Speakers
avatar for Jack Berckemeyer

Jack Berckemeyer

Director of Professional Development, Berckemeyer Consulting Group, LLC
I must admit, I am not the normal staff development presenter. My methods are not like most “sit and get” sessions, I use humor, real life examples, hands-on practices and practical ideas to help solve school-wide issues. I tend to be no-nonsense, down to earth, and humorous. I can inspire educators who are stuck in a rut, inform new teachers, and motivate people in the back row to sit up and ponder. I have been a classroom... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
335

9:00am

201 Tammy's Favorite Technology Tips, Tricks, and Tools

There are so many new technology gadgets, apps, and websites, that it is nearly impossible to keep up. In this fast-paced session, Tammy will share her favorite newly-discovered tips, tricks, and tools for teachers and students.

 Edmodo Code: 65hkrz


Speakers

Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
Ballroom 1

9:00am

400 iPadBackpack for Administrators

School leaders are on the go, and don't usually have a lot of desk time during the day. However, we are expected to have information at our fingertips, stay in communication, collect documentation, and not miss a thing. Learn how to use your iPad to be a truly mobile leader! 

Edmodo Code: os4kx0


Featured
avatar for Chris O'Neal

Chris O'Neal

Manager, Instructional Design, University of Virginia
Chris O’Neal began his career in Louisiana as an elementary and middle school teacher, then became | a district technology coordinator and eventually State Director of Educational Technology.  During his tenure at the Department of Education, his successful work with the legislature earned him status as an | Honorary State Senator. He is currently at the University of Virginia, in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
326

9:00am

10 Transforming the Common Core: Incorporating iPads into English/Language Arts

Co-presenter Toni Carr

Co-presenter Stephanie Kelly

Participants will gain an understanding of how iPads can be integrated into English/Language Arts instructionl aligned with the Common Core State Standards.  Attend this session and gain information about apps and instructional strategies applied at Sunset Elemenetary to enable students to produce and publish writing according to the MD Common Core Curriculum Frameworks.

Edmodo Code: cg6no0

 


Speakers
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Tracy Prater

Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Co-presenter Toni Carr Co-presenter Stephanie Kelly


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
338

9:00am

107 iPad Train the Trainer Boot Camp

Learn tips, tricks, and guidelines for providing iPad PD at the district and-school-based level. Mobile devices welcomed!

Edmodo Code: cmb3k3


Speakers
avatar for Tia Simmons

Tia Simmons

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Prince George's County Public Schools
Co-presenter Dawn Berkeley | I am currently an Instructional Technology Coordinator with Prince George's County Public Schools. I am very passionate about PD, wild about Web 2.0, excited about emerging technologies, motivated by mobile learning and loves being a life long learner. In my position, I provide training opportunities for teachers and administrators from productivity tools to instruction. I also enjoy spreading the word about... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
325

9:00am

14 Immersive Digital Instruction Using Discovery Education

As our students progress into an incresing digital word, the need for engaging and iteractive classroom media is greater than ever.  Join us for first-hand expertise on the tools offered by Discovery Education's program at St. Louis School.

Edmodo Code: icpzwe


Speakers
avatar for Zulma Whiteford

Zulma Whiteford

Technology Teacher, St. Louis School
I am a technology teacher, a primary foreign language teacher and STEM Initiatives Chair at St. Louis School in Clarksville, Maryland. As a teacher in this digital world, I am excited about the opportunities available to our students and passionate about collaborating on effective instructional strategies. I believe educators are responsible to deliver effective instruction that aligns with the needs and demands of this global digital world. I... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
330

9:00am

161 Using GIS Software in the Classroom

This presentation is geared towards novice teachers who wish to explore some easy and simple ways you can incorporate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) into your classroom.  Software to be discussed include Google Earth, Trimble Sketch-Up and ESRI’s ArcGIS Online.  GIS technology is not solely limited to STEM disciplines nor is it limited to high school students.  Applications for this technology to subjects such English and History will be also be discussed.  Washington College has developed a suite of free online curriculum materials that teachers can use to train themselves and then turn-around and use these same materials in the classroom.

Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with many easy to learn software tools that can be used on your classroom
  • Learn some of the key technical obstacles inherent with these tools
  • Envision what you could do with these tools in your school.
  • Become aware of free curriculum and training materials needed to incorporate this technology into your lesson plan.

Edmodo Code: hwpqvv


Speakers
avatar for Stewart Bruce

Stewart Bruce

GIS Program Coordinator, Washington College
Stewart Bruce is the Assistant Director, Center for Environment and Society, GIS Program Coordinator, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Washington College. In addition to teaching he also manages numerous funded projects spanning the gamut from 3D visualization and virtual world development to crime mapping and analysis to youth technology training in GIS. Previously he worked as Senior Extension Associate at Penn State... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
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9:00am

311 Preparing Your WLAN for BYOD

Schools have quickly become the forefront for the "all wireless access layer" with the influx of wireless devices though BYOD and 1-1 educational initiatives. As a result, mobile devices and applications have become more prominent in the classroom; making high-speed wireless networking fundamental to learning and communication experiences. In this session, you’ll learn about the diversity and explosion of mobile devices and applications in education, the dilemma they pose on your campus’ network, and how you can prepare for them in terms of scalability, service survivability, integration, application control, and Simpli-Fi-cation with Aerohive’s distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions.

Edmodo Code: vrh0e0


Speakers
avatar for Aerohive Networks - Friend

Aerohive Networks - Friend

Aerohive Networks
Aerohive helps Simpli-Fi enterprise access networks with a cloud-enabled, self-organizing, service-aware, identity-based infrastructure that includes innovative Wi-Fi, VPN, branch routing and switching solutions.


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
313

9:00am

314 Creating a SMART Bridge to Professional Development

Educators are expected to be on top of the latest technology that will inform and enhance their classroom teaching. Come see how Baltimore City Schools is using SMART Bridgit software to create a Technology Learning Network that will help address this need.


Speakers
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Patricia Sullivan

Baltimore City Public Schools


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
324

9:00am

319 Implementing an Evaluation System Based on the Framework for Teaching

Maryland school district instructional leaders discuss the planning, implementation, and lessons learned from their pilot of the Teachscape Focus Observation Training and Assessment System and the Teachscape Reflect Observation and Evaluation System.

Edmodo Code: l2sg3j


Speakers

Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
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9:00am

327 Equal Access to Intelligible Speech in the Classroom

Do you think it is possible to increase engagement, reduce discipline problems, enhance a student's attention span and at the same time increase your energy levels at the end of the day? The answer is YES, and the magic of it all, is that we have different sound solutions to meet YOUR different teaching styles. Come to our session to see our new technology for full classroom sound as well as our New FlexCAT – specifically designed for Differentiated Instruction. We will also show you how, through a few simple steps, you can record your entire lesson and post it wherever you would like for later
listening by your students.  Imagine, your students having your lessons on their iPods, or the web, with little extra effort on your end.

Objectives:

  1. Gain skills to integrate all forms of technology through a single classroom audio system such as interactive white boards and other audio technology, to provide a clear consistent audio signal throughout the classroom.
  2. Learn how to record the audio portion of your class lessons or student presentations. The recordings will provide students a means to review classroom and the student presentations can be recorded as a means to monitor student achievement.
  3. Learn about the new breakthrough technology for Differentiated Instruction style of teaching.

Edmodo Code: 6bzic3


Speakers
avatar for Elaine Freedman

Elaine Freedman

Classroom Audio Consultant, Lightspeed Technologies, inc.
Proud to represent Lightspeed Technologies, the trusted provider in classroom audio. Our innovative solutions deliver optimum speech intelligibility, overcome noise and access to clear sound to ALL students. | | With over 13 years in audio-visual design and sales, I understand how to integrate technology into a classroom. For more than eight year, I have been working with educators to use that technology to teach students effectively... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
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9:00am

328 SAFARI Montage as a Learning Object Repository/Digital Learning Platform

Discover how SAFARI Montage offers a superior Learning Object Repository from which educators can manage all digital learning resources, including video, curriculum documents, IWB files, iBooks and more. Attendees will explore key features like digital rights management, mobile device integration and interoperability with other ed-tech solutions, including LMS’s and classroom technology. Learn how it integrates with our Digital Learning Platform (DCP) which offers curriculum development, presentation and formative assessment tools.

Edmodo Code: 2jxq5g


Speakers
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Mark Galpern

Safari Montage


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
312

9:00am

335 How Do We Close the Creative Problem Solving Skills Gap with Today’s Students?

According to the Partnership For 21st Century Skills website, “There is a profound gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they need in typical 21st century communities and workplaces.” Research shows that more and more people primarily think and learn through experiences they have had. This is 21st century learning and providing children with opportunities to experiment with their surroundings as a form of problem solving or systematic creativity, which is the ability to think creatively and reason systematically, will help fill this gap. With exposure to dynamic and active learning experiences, students are inspired to become the next generation of problem solvers, creating active, collaborative and inventive solutions-seekers. This is changing the way educators and childcare
professionals view their roles. Join LEGO Education North America Sales Director George Yaghmour to learn more how hands-on experiences are driving future innovators with 21st century skills.


Featured
avatar for George Yaghmour

George Yaghmour

Director of Sales, LEGO Education North America
George Yaghmour is the Director of Sales for LEGO Education North America. He is responsible for the overall coordination, the functional management, and leadership of all of the sales activities of the business. Yaghmour is also responsible for building distribution channels, establishing strategic business relations, and providing ideas for all strategic sales plans and their implementation. Previously, Yaghmour was the national sales... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
321

9:00am

352 Connect and Collaborate with Edmodo

Edmodo Code: 6yem52


Speakers

Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
323

9:00am

373 iTunes U. Your courses. Like you've never been able to teach them before

Now it’s easier than ever to unleash the full potential of iPad in your classroom by creating your own courses for iPad. You get to share your ideas in a powerful new way, and your students get a rich, immersive learning experience using the iTunes U app for iPad. iTunes U is available no matter where you teach — at any college, university, or K-12 school.


Speakers

Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
318

9:00am

59 Infusing Rigor in Instructional Practices

Co-presenter Laurie Andes

This session will explore using the Common Core Standards to design instructional practices that infuse rigor into daily classroom routines through the use of rubrics. Identifying specific strategies and examples, participants will examine potential models of rubric design and school-wide classroom use. 

Edmodo Code: 1ni8d7


Speakers
avatar for Jon Andes

Jon Andes

Professor of Practice, Salisbury University
Dr. Andes has served in various capacities in public education in Maryland including teacher, coach, Assistant Principal,Principal, and Assistant Superintendent in the Harford County Public School System. For sixteen years, Dr. Andes served as the Superintendent of Schools for the Worcester County Public School System. Currently, he is a Professor of Practice at Salisbury University and he serves as the Executive Director of the Eastern Shore... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
332

9:00am

66 Engaging Our Readers with Digital Literacy

Come and explore ways to utiliize digital media to enhance literacy practice in your classroom.  Let's empower students to think critically and make informed choices about how they can access text, produce, and communicate with others in the 24/7 digital world.

Edmodo Code: vqhf2d


Speakers
avatar for Julie Wray

Julie Wray

Howard County Public Schools
Co-presenter Stephanie Milligan


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
333

9:00am

69 Using Technology to Enhance Project-based Learning and Collaborative Assignments

This session will explore how we can use technology in order to encourage and foster the 21st century skills of creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration...all while still holding the students accountable for their own learning. We will look at examples of project-based units as well as strategies for teachers. 

Edmodo Code: ni19v2


Speakers
avatar for Sarah Levy

Sarah Levy

teacher, Charles E Smith Jewish Day School
I have a Masters in Jewish Education with certificates in Jewish Day School education and Jewish Studies and am currently completing my doctorate in Education with a specialization in Jewish Educational Leadership. I work to merge 21st century skills and content with good pedagogy, aiming for the best results for my students that will result in optimal learning and engagement. I am passionate about connecting to students, making the learning come... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
337

9:00am

85 Sifting Through the Rubble: Technology for Teaching Financial Literacy

What? A session on Hurricane Sandy?  No!  As the State Curriculum for Personal Financial Literacy Education takes hold across Maryland, teachers are faced with deciding on what technology is good and what simply is trendy or worse.  Come and see examples of strong content and good pedagogy available via technology for teaching Financial Literacy in Grades 3-12.

Edmodo Code: cpp4ft


Speakers
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Deborah Batchelor

Associate Director, MD Council on Economic Education


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
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9:00am

87 Writing to Persuade Through Use of Digital Tools

Participants will gain new instructional strategies while exploring a variety of digital tools that can be used to improve persuasive writing of students. 

Edmodo Code: ra7hw0


Speakers
avatar for Mila Fuller

Mila Fuller

Deputy Executive Director, National Council of Teachers of English
Mila M. Fuller (Thomas) is the Deputy Executive Director of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). Fuller is responsible for assisting with the oversight and implementation of the organizational goals at NCTE's headquarters office. Prior to joining NCTE, Fuller served as Director of Strategic Initiatives for the International Society for Technology in Education, President of the Maryland Society of Educational Technology (MSET), was... Read More →
avatar for Joquetta Johnson

Joquetta Johnson

Library Media Specialist, Randallstown High School
Passion-Driven library media specialist, Google Innovator, PBS Digital Innovator, and DEN Star. Emerging HipHop Scholar and Social Media Butterfly. | | My Passions: | | Teaching | Learning | Technology | Shopping | The Color Orange


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
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9:00am

97 Evernote Evermore

Binders, notebooks, and folders can be a pain!  They take up space, gather dust, and are difficult to quickly find information  The solution is the application Evernote.  Whether online, on your iPhone, your iPad, or Android device, you have information at your fingertips.

Edmodo Code: h9wlps


Speakers
avatar for Selena Ward

Selena Ward

Arts Program Coordinator, PGCPS/MSET
Professional Development Chair and President for MSET | @thetechtiger on Twitter | Google Certified Innovator & Google EDU Certified Apps Trainer 


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
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9:00am

91 Let Our Fingers Do the Surfing

Co-presenter - Saralee Bernstein

This session offers educators of all levels the ability to enhance their curriculum with current Internet and Web 2.0 resources that connect lessons with educational standards.  This session will assist teachers with improving academic skills, planning, instructional strategies, and collaborating with others. 

Edmodo Code: 860xuh


Speakers
MB

Marcia Bornfriend

Creative Technology Associates
Co-presenter Saralee Bernstein


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
322

9:00am

21 Making It "Reel": Moving Pre-Service Teachers from Theory to Practice

Learn how one elementary sciecne education professor from Stevenson University uses a new audio-viosual format to move pre-service teachers from theory to practice.  Come and see sample lessoncasts from the pre-service teachers!

Edmodo Code: 05erx6


Speakers
avatar for Eric Cromwell

Eric Cromwell

Coordinator of Elementary Science, Baltimore County Public Schools
Next Generation Science Standards


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
306

9:00am

181 A Vision Realized

Seven years ago a vision became a reality when Talbot County Public Schools started their 1-to-1 program. Learn about how it began, what was needed to sustain the program in the early years, the independent evaluations by JHU CTE, and where we are today.

Edmodo Code: 5bni4k


Speakers
avatar for Eric Moseley

Eric Moseley

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Talbot County Public Schools
avatar for Dr. Karen Salmon

Dr. Karen Salmon

Superintendent, Talbot County Public Schools
Superintendent, Talbot Co. Public Schools


Tuesday April 23, 2013 9:00am - 10:00pm
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10:15am

700 A Fair and Educative System of Teacher Evaluation Can Help Me Understand How Good is Good Enough

Edmodo Code: 2ag48s


Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Danielson

Charlotte Danielson

Danielson Group
Charlotte Danielson, a former economist, is an internationally-recognized expert in the area of teacher effectiveness, specializing in the design of teacher evaluation systems that, while ensuring teacher quality, also promote professional learning. She advises State Education Departments and National Ministries and Departments of Education, both in the United States and overseas. She is in demand as a keynote speaker at national and... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 10:15am - 11:15pm
Ballroom 1

11:30am

203 Evernote - In and Out of the Classroom!

In this session, Tammy will provide an overview of the fabulous, free Evernote tool and then will share features, tips, and tricks,  that will help you to organize your life both in and out of the classroom! You won’t believe all of the things you can do with this one amazing tool!

Edmodo Code: 65hkrz


Featured
avatar for Tammy Worcester Tang

Tammy Worcester Tang

Distinguished Educator, Author and Presenter, ESSDACK
Tammy Worcester Tang has over twenty-five years of educational experience. She began her career in the classroom, teaching nearly every grade from kindergarten through middle school. Currently, Tammy works for ESSDACK, an educational service center in Kansas, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration. Tammy is extremely innovative and resourceful and specializes in... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 1:00am
Ballroom 1

11:30am

162 Enhancing STEM Education with Geospatial Technology

Geospatial technology can be a valuable tool to enhance Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) related courses. Washington College, through a MSDE Race to the Top grant, has developed a 15 week online course for elementary, middle school, and high school teachers.  The course focuses on problem based learning approaches to incorporating geospatial technology into your classroom by deploying easy to use software in the classroom.  This presentation will discuss the course and give participants an idea of what they may learn if they enroll.  All course materials are freely available
online and may be used immediately to learn.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn problem based learning approaches to teaching STEM in the classroom
  • Learn how to incorporate easy to use geospatial technology tools in the classroom
  • Become aware of free online training and curriculum materials to assist you in bringing geospatial technology into your classroom to enhance STEM education.

Edmodo Code: hwpqvv


Speakers
avatar for Stewart Bruce

Stewart Bruce

GIS Program Coordinator, Washington College
Stewart Bruce is the Assistant Director, Center for Environment and Society, GIS Program Coordinator, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Washington College. In addition to teaching he also manages numerous funded projects spanning the gamut from 3D visualization and virtual world development to crime mapping and analysis to youth technology training in GIS. Previously he worked as Senior Extension Associate at Penn State... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
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11:30am

17 Think.Learn.Innovate.Explore with Your STUDENTS

In this interactive workshop, teachers will be transformed into 21st Century students and discover how Personal Learning tools can be integrated into any classroom. One of City Schools’ own teachers will demonstrate how she uses personal learning spaces in her classroom. 

Edmodo Code: b1jaat


Speakers
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Alita Walker

Baltimore City Public Schools
Co-presenter Ron Beazer Co-presenter LaKeisha S. Coleman


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
332

11:30am

25 Building Problem Solvers Using LEGO WeDo Robotics

Do you want to increase STEM participation in a fun and engaging way?  The presentation will share how a diverse student population that includes different abilities, races, and genders works in teams to solve real problems using creativity and critical thinking skills. 

Edmodo Code: 65921i


Speakers
avatar for Melissa Daniels

Melissa Daniels

STAT Teacher, Lyons Mill Elementary


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
330

11:30am

28 iCame, iSaw, iGoogled: Googlizing Your Learning Environments with Goggle Apps

Participants will discover how to use Google Applications as a vehicle to drive student collaboration, engagement, and learning. We will explore Google Docs, Google Plus, Google Images, YouTube, the Chrome Web Store, and more. This is one Google trip you don't want to miss.

Edmodo Code: iyxhg3


Speakers
avatar for Joquetta Johnson

Joquetta Johnson

Library Media Specialist, Randallstown High School
Passion-Driven library media specialist, Google Innovator, PBS Digital Innovator, and DEN Star. Emerging HipHop Scholar and Social Media Butterfly. | | My Passions: | | Teaching | Learning | Technology | Shopping | The Color Orange


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
336

11:30am

29 Let's Get GRAPHIC! Graphics Novels vs. Common Core and the State

Graphic Novels are widely popular among readers at all grade levels.  Presenters will share outstanding titles and series of students in grades K-6.  The session will conclude with an announcement of the nominees of the 2013-2014 Black-Eyed Susan Graphic Novel Award (Grades 4-6).

Edmodo Code: 42055h


Speakers
avatar for Janet Losey Van Huizen

Janet Losey Van Huizen

Director, Myerberg Library, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation
I love pushing the DREAM button on kids and helping them discover what they are passionate about- sharing possibilities and encouraging creativity.


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
333

11:30am

305 One-to-One 101: What You Need to Know Before You Invest

Come learn about all the important issues to consider as you think about implementing a one-to-one program –even some you may not have thought of yet.  For example, how to remotely distribute not only apps, but also curriculum content to student devices.  How will you filter web content for CIPA compliancy – not just through device Internet browsers, but also apps?  How will students use the devices if they don’t have Internet access at home?  We’ll discuss these and many other topics that often get overlooked prior to investments in one-to-one technology.  

Edmodo Code: wx02tg


Speakers
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Denise Donahue

Curriculum Loft
Co-presenter John Leitgeb


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
306

11:30am

306 Creativity in the Cloud - Multimedia Authoring Across Devices

Pixie has gone to the CLOUD! Wixie, the cloud-based or ‘W’eb-based version of Pixie allows students to utilize many of the tools and features of the popular computer-installed version, but is more suited to extend learning beyond the walls of the classroom. Bring your laptop, Android tablet, iPad, Kindle Fire, or other device to paint, add art, record your voice, and edit text in your own multimedia creation with Wixie. Aligned to the Common Core and includes and easy-to-use digital portfolio component.

Edmodo Code: ef1ik8


Speakers
avatar for Tech4Learning

Tech4Learning

Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Scott is a former elementary and middle school teacher as well as a district-level integration specialist. He has extensive professional development experience with K-12 educators, administrators, and curriculum personnel. He is former adjunct faculty member of Towson University and is the co-author of four Real World of Math integration books. He joined the Tech4Learning team in August 2007 as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager. This job provides... Read More →
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Nate Gordon

Bullis School


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
313

11:30am

315 Using SMART to Implement Common Core: 10 Activities in 10 Minutes or Less

Are you using your SMART Board to support implementation of Common Core State Standards? If not, this session will show you how by utilizing the templates in SMART Notebook. You will be provided with examples of how these can be used to create interactive lessons.


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Alesha Boyd

Charles County Public Schools
SMART


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
324

11:30am

316 Explore, Learn, and Play with MPT and PBS KIDS Lab

Mobile apps, 3D games, video content, websites and whiteboard resources -- and PBS KIDS LAB has it all for free. Join us and discover a range of digital media tools to help children ages 2-8 learn math and literacy skills as they engage with their favorite PBS characters.


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Krista Respass

Maryland Public Television
Co-presenter Karla Thompson


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
326

11:30am

320 Improving Instructional Practice with Collaborative and Reflective Tools

Maryland resource teachers share strategies for integrating hands-on activities and teacher self-reflection features of the Teachscape Reflect Observation and Evaluation System across their district. 

Edmodo Code: 

935kxi


Speakers

Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
311

11:30am

329 Inpire Literacy in Middle School Adolescents

Pearson’s Inspire Literacy (iLit) intervention reading program for struggling readers is designed to meet the national crisis of students who simply cannot read at the appropriate grade level and who, by the time they reach high school, are in danger of dropping out. iLit engages students like no other reading program. The first and only complete instructional solution built and delivered on the iPad, iLit can offer each student
personalized learning support based on their own instructional needs, engaging interactivities, and built-in reward systems that motivate students and track their progress. Please join us to learn more.

Edmodo Code: 2ag48s


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Rojas

Jennifer Rojas

ELL/Intervention Specialist, Pearson


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
318

11:30am

336 How Do We Close the Creative Problem Solving Skills Gap with Today’s Students?

According to the Partnership For 21st Century Skills website, “There is a profound gap between the knowledge and skills most students learn in school and the knowledge and skills they need in typical 21st century communities and workplaces.” Research shows that more and more people primarily think and learn through experiences they have had. This is 21st century learning and providing children with opportunities to experiment with their surroundings as a form of problem solving or systematic creativity, which is the ability to think creatively and reason systematically, will help fill this gap. With exposure to dynamic and active learning experiences, students are inspired to become the next generation of problem solvers, creating active, collaborative and inventive solutions-seekers. This is changing the way educators and childcare Professionals view their roles. Join LEGO Education North America Sales Director George Yaghmour to learn more how hands-on experiences are driving future innovators with 21st century skills.


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George Yaghmour

Director of Sales, LEGO Education North America
George Yaghmour is the Director of Sales for LEGO Education North America. He is responsible for the overall coordination, the functional management, and leadership of all of the sales activities of the business. Yaghmour is also responsible for building distribution channels, establishing strategic business relations, and providing ideas for all strategic sales plans and their implementation. Previously, Yaghmour was the national sales... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
321

11:30am

342 Creating and Delivering content for any Device with the Adobe Creative Cloud

Whether you are delivering for print mobile, tablets, or desktop, your content needs to be readable and deliverable. Adobe has set the standard for creating and repurposing your content. This presentation will provide and overview of how Adobe’s collection of tools make it possible to create, assemble, and deliver your content to the ever-changing landscape of devices and screens.  Whether you are a coder or an aspiring designer, with Adobe’s new tools anyone can easily create interactive content and design web sites that can be used anywhere.

Not sure how to do all this? You’ll learn about Adobe’s new Education resource portal and training materials to make integration and adoption in the curriculum more effective. This is a presentation you won’t want to miss!


Speakers
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Steve Adler

Adobe Senior Solutions Consultant, Bell Techlogix


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
323

11:30am

351 Helping Children Find and Love their Voice

The session addresses elements that are necessary for successful writing instruction in the context of building a caring classroom community.  Participants will discuss the challenges in helping students become strong writers and experience a lesson that incorporates best practices in writing instruction as well as a framework for creating a caring community in the classroom.


Speakers
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Taylar Wenzel

Elementary Education Instructor; Staff Developer with DSC, University of Central Florida
In addition to her work as a Staff Developer with DSC, Taylar Wenzel is an Elementary Education Instructor at the University of Central Florida where she teaches a wide range of courses in reading and language arts education to teacher candidates at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She is the founder and co-director of the UCF Enrichment Programs in Literacy, which offer a reading clinic and motivational literacy camp to serve K-8... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
331

11:30am

370 Digital Literacy for PARCC and CCSS

PARCC will require technology-based interactive tools to produce responses.  Learn how Learning.com will support students and teachers for success! Don't wait to measure success of digital literacy skills.


Speakers

Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
304

11:30am

372 How to Use Interactive Lessons in a Differentiated Classroom

Chrissy will provide resources to incorporate interactive lessons for effective instruction to students at
varying levels, and who require different learning methods to achieve their objectives.


Speakers

Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
312

11:30am

38 Pinterest as an Educational Resource for Students and Teachers

Harness the power of social media and encourage your students and colleagues to join the world of collaboration using the popular social media tool, Pinterest.  Bring your electronic device and join in as we set up our own Pinterest board and connect as a community, and find out how Lockerman Middle School is using Pinterest as a resource for research, learning, and sharing.

Edmodo Code: pbh4h0


Speakers
avatar for Marcia Porter

Marcia Porter

Media Specialist, Caroline County Public Schools


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
338

11:30am

45 The Research Process for the Common Core Classroom

The Research Process for the Common Core Classroom provides adaptable templates to guide teachers and students through the research process.  A live web-based session will illustrate the stages of research using templates created to engage digital natives.  The hyper-linked templates will reveal an easy-to-use method for teaching essential research skills that the 21st century student must master.   

Edmodo Code: v5035q


Speakers
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Debra Bauleke

Media Specialist, Frederick County Public Schools
I have been the Media Specialist at Ballenger Creek Middle School for 14 years. I love working with middle school students, research (yeah I know), reading, jogging, and technology.
avatar for Peggy Young

Peggy Young

Enrichment Specialist, Frederick County Public Schools
I have been teaching for 39 years. During that time I have taught Home Economics, Life Skills, Foreign Language Exploratory, Creative Arts, Integrated Studies (research and technology course), Social Studies and Enrichment. I enjoy reading, research, biking, hiking, geneology studies, scrapbooking, cooking, and too many other things to list here!


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
334

11:30am

48 The Three Musketeers of Engaging Your Digital Natives

This session will incorporate three FREE web tools (Thinklink, Mentormob, and Sound Cloud) and how they work together to create dynamic lessons that integrate necessary 21st century skills related to the shift to Common Core. Teachers, and or students, may embed images, sounds, videos, text, questions, and URLs to create lessons and/or student driven projects.  

Edmodo Code: 0v45ip


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avatar for Anne Navazio

Anne Navazio

Teacher Specialist for Instructional Technology, Frederick County Public Schools
Engaging teachers and students with the newest educational technology tools! | Excited to present with my colleague Amy Boehman-Pollitt.


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
335

11:30am

55 Maryland's Principal Evaluation Project

Dave Volrath      Project Lead

Ben Feldman      Field test Specialist

Linda Burgee      Student Learning Objective Specialist

Laura Motel        Communications Specialist

Ilene Swirnow     Professional Development Specialist

Joe Freed

Frank Stetson


Members of the MSDE’s Teacher and Principal Evaluation Team will provide up to date feedback on the status of Maryland’s Principal Evaluation Project.    A look at local evaluation model variations along with the initial results of the statewide field tests will be shared.  Particular attention will be given to the
positioning of LEAs as they move into full implementation for SY 2103-2014 and the role of the principal in the evaluation process.  

 Edmodo Code: qxnzto


Speakers
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David Volrath

Maryland State Department of Education


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
329

11:30am

9 Transitioning to the Common Core: Incorporating iPads into Math Instruction and Assessment

Participants will gain an understanding of how iPads can be seamlessly integrated into differentiated math instruction aligned with Common Core Standards.  Attendees will also gain information about math apps and instructional strategies applied at Sunset Elementary to engage and prepare students to access the new Maryland Common Core Curriculum Frameworks.

Edmodo Code: g7ph19


Speakers
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Toni Carr

Principal, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Co-presenter Tracy Prater | Co-presenter Stephanie Kelly | Co-presenter JoAnn Shields


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
337

11:30am

122 i4i - iPads for Individuals, a 1:1 Initative; Part I Developing a Vision

Co-Presenter: Catherine Poling

In this three part session, WCPS Superintendent, Principal of Emma K Doub Elementary, Library Media Specialist, and 2nd grade classroom teacher will share the vision, challenges, and success of going 1:1 with iPads/iPod Touches.  Part 1 of 3 – WCPS Superintendent, Dr. Clayton Wilcox will share a vision of 21st century teaching and learning.  Participants will learn from an elementary principal how Emma K Doub Elementary developed and implemented a Common Core aligned instructional plan, infused technology into
student centered instruction, created online learning communities for staff and students, and focused on digital literacy and collaborative writing.

Edmodo Code: lbngys


Speakers
avatar for Clayton Wilcox

Clayton Wilcox

Superintendent, Washington County Public Schools


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
325

11:30am

73 Adding Rigor to Library Media Evaluations with Information Literacy Assessment

Co-presenter - Kyra Kreinbrook

Research documents how assessing information literacy skills promotes student reaching achievement. Explore strategies for utilizing these performance measures to increase the rigor of library media program reviews and specialist evaluations, and learn how Montgomery County Public Schools library media programs promotes school improvement district-wide.  

Edmodo Code: wbnyox


Speakers
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Gail Connolly Bailey

Adjunct Faculty, University of Maryland iSchool
Co-presenter Kyra Kreinbrook


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
322

11:30am

82 The Not-So-Impossible Dream: Building Evidence-based Home Literacy Habits

Parents and other primary caregivers are often under-utilized but instrumental resoures in fostering language, reading, and literacy skills essential for school success.  The provision of a literacy-rich home environment, paired with frequent discussions with children, predicts language and literacy gains in the early years and in early grades. 

Edmodo Code:4nyjht


Speakers
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Gabrielle Miller

Raising A Reader
Co-presenter Denise Hershberger Co-preseenter Rebecca Armstrong


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
305

11:30am

52 The Phenomenology of Teachers' TPACK, Pedagogy, and Web 2.0

This session examines how and why teachers adapt their pedagogy to utilize Web 2.0 tools in instruction. Join us for a deep look at the relationship between technology, pedagogy, and content knowledge, and how they impact instruction. 

Edmodo Code: 9b9c5k

 


Speakers
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Barbara Boksz

Computer Science Teacher, Harford County Public Schools
Dr. Boksz is an educator interested in using online learning and web tools to change education. She is an MSET white paper winner this year!


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
301

11:30am

1300 Classroom Management for the Middle Level Educator- Managing the Madness

Are you looking for ideas to help deal with classroom disruptions? Are you tired of constant interruptions? This session will provide some practical ideas that you can use to help with classroom behavioral issues.
Find out how your room structure can make a difference, discover ways to deal with power play issues and explore strategies that relate to attention and humor. This session is based on the book Managing the Madness. The presenter provides ideas in a humorous and motivating manner that is perfect for all educators.

Edmodo Code: 9iwwy9


Speakers
avatar for Jack Berckemeyer

Jack Berckemeyer

Director of Professional Development, Berckemeyer Consulting Group, LLC
I must admit, I am not the normal staff development presenter. My methods are not like most “sit and get” sessions, I use humor, real life examples, hands-on practices and practical ideas to help solve school-wide issues. I tend to be no-nonsense, down to earth, and humorous. I can inspire educators who are stuck in a rut, inform new teachers, and motivate people in the back row to sit up and ponder. I have been a classroom... Read More →

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Jonny Goldstein

envisualize.com
Jonny Goldstein helps people turn ideas into reality using hand drawn pictures. He wears three hats: | (1) educator, (2) visual thinker, and (3) media producer. He is based in New York City. Educator: Jonny is a visiting instructor in the Masters of Industrial Design program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and teaches visual thinking workshops to educators, technologists, and designers. | In the past he taught art, music and... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
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1:45pm

124 i4i - iPads for Individuals, a 1:1 Initiative; Part 2 Deploying the Devices

Co-Presenter:  Catherine Poling

In this three part session, WCPS Superintendent, Principal of Emma K Doub Elementary, Library Media Specialist, and 2nd grade classroom teacher will share the vision, challenges, and success of going 1:1 with iPads/iPod Touches.  Part 2 of 3 - Library Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator Christine Hurley will share the behind-the-scenes work of implementing a 1:1 initiative.  Participants will receive information on set-up, management, organization, deployment, and storage of iDevices for over 280 students and staff members.  

Edmodo Code: gkde20


Speakers
avatar for Christine Hurley

Christine Hurley

Library Media Specialist, Washington County Public Schools
My name is Mrs. Hurley, and I am the Library Media Specialist at Emma K. Doub School for Integrated Arts and Technology. I was recently named MSET's Outstanding Technology Educator for 2013! | | The 2012-13 school year is my fifth year as a Library Media Specialist, and my ninth year of teaching. Prior to teaching Media, I taught 4th grade and Kindergarten for Washington County Public Schools. I graduated from Frostburg State University... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45am
325

1:45pm

330 Inpire Literacy in High School Adolescents

Pearson’s Inspire Literacy (iLit) intervention reading program for struggling readers is designed to meet the national crisis of students who simply cannot read at the appropriate grade level and who, by the time they reach high school, are in danger of dropping out. iLit engages students like no other reading program. The first and only complete instructional solution built and delivered on the iPad, iLit can offer each student
personalized learning support based on their own instructional needs, engaging interactivities, and built-in reward systems that motivate students and track their progress. Please join us to learn more.

Edmodo Code: 2ag48s


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Rojas

Jennifer Rojas

ELL/Intervention Specialist, Pearson


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45am
318

1:45pm

149 Visual Thinking for Project Planning

When you have a big project to plan, it can help to harness your visual thinking powers to get the job done better and faster. In this hands-on session, Jonny will teach you some simple but powerful visual frameworks and have you pick up a marker and draw your way to a more powerful project plan. All comfort levels with drawing are welcome. If you can draw a circle, square, and triangle you have what it takes to participate. We will be using whiteboards or paper, depending on what we can assemble logistically. But the process is the same: thinking, drawing, and sharing. More info on Jonny Goldstein can be found at envizualize.com.

Edmodo Code: bx5mw8


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avatar for Jonny Goldstein

Jonny Goldstein

envisualize.com
Jonny Goldstein helps people turn ideas into reality using hand drawn pictures. He wears three hats: | (1) educator, (2) visual thinker, and (3) media producer. He is based in New York City. Educator: Jonny is a visiting instructor in the Masters of Industrial Design program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and teaches visual thinking workshops to educators, technologists, and designers. | In the past he taught art, music and... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
305

1:45pm

202 iHave an iPad - How Do iUse It in the Classroom?

Pads are transforming classrooms! In this session, Tammy will demonstrate her favorite apps and will provide strategies for using the iPad as a teaching and learning tool. Whether you have one iPad or a classroom set, this session is for you!

Edmodo Code: 65hkrz

 


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Tammy Worcester Tang

Distinguished Educator, Author and Presenter, ESSDACK
Tammy Worcester Tang has over twenty-five years of educational experience. She began her career in the classroom, teaching nearly every grade from kindergarten through middle school. Currently, Tammy works for ESSDACK, an educational service center in Kansas, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration. Tammy is extremely innovative and resourceful and specializes in... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ballroom 1

1:45pm

401 Modeling Technology in Staff Development

Turn those boring faculty meetings into an opportunity to show your staff that you can truly walk the walk. This session will provide a handful of technology tools and ideas you can use to demonstrate genuine technology use as a school leader. 

Edmodo Code: os4kx0


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Chris O'Neal

Manager, Instructional Design, University of Virginia
Chris O’Neal began his career in Louisiana as an elementary and middle school teacher, then became | a district technology coordinator and eventually State Director of Educational Technology.  During his tenure at the Department of Education, his successful work with the legislature earned him status as an | Honorary State Senator. He is currently at the University of Virginia, in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
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1:45pm

100 Vocabulary Acquisition Anytime, Anywhere

In this session, participants will explore two free websites that will help students develop vocabulary words of various complexities in any K-12 subject areas. Whatever devices that participants may have (interactive board, desktop, laptop, iPad, smart phones) in any place and at any time as long as there is internet connection, learning vocabulary would be fun!

Edmodo Code: g520zu


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Grand Pacheco

Teacher, Prince George's County Public Schools
Grand is a National Board Certified Teacher. He has presented in different technology conferences such as PUWT, TEDL and MSET.


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
338

1:45pm

154 SLOs in the Evaluation Process

Participants will understand an overview for Student Learning Objectives and how they are used in Maryland’s Teacher and Principal Evaluation model to measure student growth.

Edmodo Code: h8dvbz


Speakers
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Elizabeth Neal

Program Approval Specialist, Maryland State Department of Education
Teacher preparation | Grandchildren | Exercising
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Jean Satterfield

Maryland State Department of Education


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
306

1:45pm

163 Trends in 3D Visualization and Virtual World Development for K-12

The goal of this technical presentation is to explore some the issues related to the development of the world’s we have built in St Michaels , Chestertown, Easton, Queen Anne’s County (Maryland),  the Revolutionary era Pluckemin Artillery Cantonment (New Jersey), and worlds we are envisioning building.  Middle/high school students, college students and staff at Washington College have been working on and exploring software tools to create community visualizations for the past four years.  Starting with the utilization of Google Sketch-up and ESRI’s ArcScene, work in this arena has progressed to using different software tools such as Google Earth, GeoWeb3D, exploration of tools such as Autodesk 3DS Max, Blender, Maya, Photoshop, and the investigation of unique virtual world and gaming platforms such as Second Life, Open Sim Metaverse and Unity to fully engage the target audience. Other tools such as Camtasia Studio, Adobe After Effects, and Vegas Platinum Studio used to make animations will also be discussed.  Along this road of discovery many obstacles have been encountered, and some overcome. 


Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with many software tools used to build virtual worlds and 3D animations.
  • Learn some of the key technical obstacles inherent with these tools.
  • Envision what you could do with these tools in your school.


Edmodo Code: hwpqvv


Speakers
avatar for Stewart Bruce

Stewart Bruce

GIS Program Coordinator, Washington College
Stewart Bruce is the Assistant Director, Center for Environment and Society, GIS Program Coordinator, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Washington College. In addition to teaching he also manages numerous funded projects spanning the gamut from 3D visualization and virtual world development to crime mapping and analysis to youth technology training in GIS. Previously he worked as Senior Extension Associate at Penn State... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
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1:45pm

317 Grown-Ups Can Play Too: An Introduction to LEGO WeDo Robotics used in the Maryland 4-H Program Pt. 1

Robotics, engineering, and programming are becoming common terms in a world that is excelling in the technology forefront. The MD 4-H program is expanding these horizons by teaching concepts to incorporate the robotics program into community and school settings. In this workshop you will learn to build a LEGO WeDo robot out of LEGOs and program it to come alive by using drag and drop programming. The WeDo robotics platform is suggested for children between the ages of 7-11. Concepts in language, writing, mathematics, science, engineering, technology, communication, teamwork and independence are
incorporated into teaching materials that will be shared.





Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
321

1:45pm

321 Using Master Scored Classroom Videos to Improve Observer Proficiency

Match your evidence collection and scoring skills against those of Danielson Group master scorers in this interactive session featuring the Teachscape Focus Observation Training and Assessment System developed by Teachscape in partnership with Charlotte Danielson and ETS.


Speakers
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Charisse Smith

Teachscape


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
311

1:45pm

324 Technology, UDL & You: See It, Play With It, Practice It, Think It

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) gives children multiple ways to learn and multiple ways to show what they’ve learned. But what does UDL really look like…? Come to this session to see UDL come alive through cutting-edge resources on Maryland Learning Links including an interactive game that lets teachers practice UDL thinking with students; a virtual tour of a UDL classroom; case studies at all age levels to help you plan,conduct and assess using a UDL mindset; and video examples of both teachers and families.

Edmodo Code: l2sg3j


Speakers
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Dr. Allison Layland

Maryland State Department of Education


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
313

1:45pm

340 Windows in(to) the Classroom Can Help Improve Teaching and Learning Experience in the Classroom Part 1

This program is aimed at an audience of education leaders. Leaders at all levels – teacher leaders, school leaders, principal leaders, curriculum and assessment leaders, district leaders, state leaders, etc.  It is not for the average educator wanting in-depth professional development on specific software or devices. Windows in the Classroom contextualizes the software and device offerings for the 21st Century Education environment. The goal is to explain how Windows can improve teaching and learning experience in the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Helen Gooch

Helen Gooch

Microsoft Innovative Educator, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
Being in the classroom for 21 years has allowed me to watch technology truly become an integral part of the way educators must do business. Watching the engagement of my students as we infused new tools, devices, and programs into our curriculum kept me on my toes and always ready to learn what technology would be a "best fit" for a particular area in curriculum. That led to my becoming the Instructional Technology Coordinator in... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
323

1:45pm

39 Copyright and Technology: A Collaborative and Dramatic Approach

Learn how a media specialist and technology education teacher planned and produced a unit on copyright and technology that successfully helped students learn how to ethically use information and technology. Recorded student performances will highlight how current issues about various copyright violations can stimulate student creativty and enliven a lesson. 

Edmodo Code: puteuz


Speakers
avatar for Eleanor Alexander

Eleanor Alexander

Carroll County Public Schools
avatar for Iris Wingert

Iris Wingert

Library Media Specialist, Carroll County Public Schools
I've been a Library Media Specialist at South Carroll High School for the past nineteen years. I love to collaborate with teachers in order to infuse research and technology skills into the curriculum. The copyright and technology lesson that Eleanor Alexander and I will present is the result of that kind of collaborative venture.


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
332

1:45pm

40 Black-Eyed Susan Elementary

Announcing the Picture Book and Grades 4-6 Chapter Book nominations for 2013-2014!  The Black-Eyed Susan Book Awards Program, sponsored by the Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL), is a children's choice award.  Next school year's book nominations will be introduced, along with curricular connections and lesson activity ideas.

Edmodo Code: ixfxpu


Speakers
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Stacey Kahler

Media Specialist, Carroll County Public Schools


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
331

1:45pm

50 Lit and Math: An Unlikely Pair – OPAC Tagging and the Common Core

Utilizing the Elementary Math Common Core Curriculum, a wikispace, seven different school libraries, a union catalog, incredibly creative school librarians, a tagging feature in the OPAC, the talents of some grade level teachers and the help of some Math Specialists, come see what the buzz is about in Frederick County and see how our elementary librarians have partnered with classroom teachers to integrate literature into math! Hands on opportunity to review current titles.

Edmodo Code: ecx0vp

 


Speakers
avatar for Janice Hauver

Janice Hauver

Library Media Specailist, Brunswick Elementary, Frederick County Public Schools


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
335

1:45pm

57 Multimedia Fosters Literacy Achievement in the Common Core

Co-Presenter: Patricia Richards

Content area multimedia projects that enhance reading comprehension? Yes! This session explores the embedded standards for multimedia within the Common Core, provides how-to's and examples for designing tasks that meet Common Core content, AND reading standards. 

Edmodo Code: zbf742


Speakers
avatar for Regina Royer

Regina Royer

Salisbury University
Salisbury University


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
330

1:45pm

58 Spanning Time and Space: Building Online Professional Learning

Learn how online Professional Learning Communities haave brought together teachers from across the Eastern Shore for research, inquiry, and professional development.  Examine challenges and advantages of creating online PLSs and plan for how you can effectively use online spaces to grow in your profesional knowledge.

Edmodo Code: b0hypb


Speakers
avatar for Stefani Pautz

Stefani Pautz

Salisbury University
Co-presenter Lisa Loudenslager


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
326

1:45pm

61 Action Research: Putting It All Together - From Student Needs to Teacher (and Teacher Candidate) Evaluation

This workshop will delve deeply into how the effective use of action research by teachers and teacher
candidates can pull together  The Common Core Standards, data driven instruction, professional development and teacher (as well as teacher candidate) evaluation, within a clear and effective model for teaching and learning. Participants will be engaged with the action research process, analyze action research product rubrics, and participate in activities that connect action research theory to teacher-as-researcher practice. Participants will learn how the action research process, applied in the school setting, is an excellent fit with Charlotte Danielson's Framework for Teaching.


Speakers
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Robert Pelton

Professor, PDS Network Facilitator, Stevenson University


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
312

1:45pm

74 Choosing the Right Text for Students! Common Core and Text Complexity

Students are expected to read and comprehend text with increasing complexity as they progress through school. Text complexity relies on a composite of quantitative and qualitative factors as well as the judgment of the teacher. Learn how to best assist teachers through this process.

Edmodo Code: c7fmtj


Speakers
avatar for Jay Bansbach

Jay Bansbach

Program Specialist, School Libraries, Maryland State Department of Education
KL

Kathy Lauritzen

Maryland State Department of Education


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
333

1:45pm

77 Districts Can Do It! How to Implement and Manage Vendor Online Course Reviews

They’re hereeee! – Vendor Online Course Reviews. You and your district may have jumped into blended and online virtual instruction, but are you ready for online course reviews? Learn about one district’s approach to implementing a vendor course review process, MSDE’s course review policy and procedures guidelines, available course review training and professional development including how to design your own online course, and preliminary evaluation results of course review PD.

Edmodo Code: 907jr8


Speakers
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Angela Swainson

Supervisor, Technology Training, Prince George's County Public Schools
... A world filled with Technology and Instruction!


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
334

1:45pm

94 Making Apps with Students - Version 2.0

WE have been making iPhone and Android apps with high school students for over a year now at Patapsco High School through the APPlied Club program.  In this session, we will share the lessons we have learned over the last year, how the APPlied Club has changed, and the products the students have created.

Edmodo Code: y45qbx


Speakers
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Stephanie Grimes

APPliedClub/Compfire APPs
Co-presenter Shawn Grimes


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
336

1:45pm

1 PARCC Assessments and the Alignment to the Common Core State

In this digital age, students who graduate from high school must be prepared to compete in a technological and global economy.  The Common Core State Standards provide for rigorous, relevant, and robust learning.  The PARCC assessment items are being developed in alignment with the Common Core State Standards in order to promote the rigorous and relevant instruction that will be necessary for our students to be competitive in our rapidly changing world.

Edmodo Code: 6ggodv


Speakers
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Judy Jenkins

Maryland State Department of Education
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Cecilia Roe

Maryland State Department of Education


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
324

1:45pm

108 Building a Principal Pipeline: Improving Student Achievement through Leadership

Co-presenter Michael Brooks

Without effective principals at the helm, the nation's failing urban public schools are unlikely to turn around and give children the education they deserve.  This presentation will feature Prince George's County Public Schools leaders discussing the important of selective hiring and training for urban schools.

Edmodo Code: 3ru7q1


Speakers
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Shetley, Pamela

Prince George's County Public Schools
Co-presenter Michael Brooks


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
322

1:45pm

123 Effective Implementation of Professional Development through Diversified School Leadership

The real work of the principal is to continuously improve the effectiveness of teachers and support staff. Broad-based, goal-oriented, and job-embedded, learn how Northern Middle School worked through CFIP, TIF, and other professional development sessions to transition to the Common Core.  

Edmodo Code: ma6n8w


Speakers
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Christopher Cline

Lead Teacher, Washington County Public Schools
Co-presenter Michael Chilcutt | Co-presenter Maureen Margevich | Co-presenter Sandra Miller | | I am co-presenting with the leadership team from my school on how we have used the Frameworks of Charlotte Danielson and AVID strategies to transition into Common Core and preparation for PARCC. | | I love spending time with my family, listening to Dave Matthews Band, exercising, and watching my favorite sports teams (Washington Capitals, New... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
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1:45pm

67 Learning by Design: Teacher Professional Learning, Technology, and UDL

This session will share a design for workshops that was used in Queen Anne's County with more than 70 teachers districtwide in Fall 2012.  This session will provide workshop materials, multimedia samples, student work, resources for lesson planning, teacher reflections on technology integration, and the implementation of UDL principals. 

Edmodo Code: ewd3pf


Speakers
avatar for Lisa Katz

Lisa Katz

Howard County Public Schools
Co-presenter Kristen Beath | Co-presenter Judith Larrimore


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
337

1:45pm

130 Indicators for a Classroom Observation Tool on Pedagogy and Technology Integration: A Delphi Study

2013 Research Paper winner, Dr. Doug Elmendorf will share findings from his research study. 

This session will share the consensus among experts of what should be contained in a classroom observation tool that simultaneously facilitates the evaluation of pedagogy and technology integration in K-12 learning environments.  The study resulted in a list of 30 indicators.

Edmodo Code: m2a27z


Speakers
avatar for Douglas Elmendorf

Douglas Elmendorf

Principal, Hillcrest Elementary School
Doug is the Principal at Hillcrest Elementary School in Baltimore County and is a part-time lecturer at Johns Hopkins University.


Tuesday April 23, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
301

3:00pm

160 Level Up: Gamification for the Epic Win

Are you interested in game based learning but aren’t sure how to start?  Tired of the mind numbing florescent lights and Power Point Poison of traditional Professional Development?  Are you ready to take your learning to the next level?  Then this session is for you!  Join us for a lively discussion about an online learning community that employs key elements of game based learning to explore how gamification can change pedagogy and impact student learning.

Edmodo Code: x74h24


Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Oxley

Rebecca Oxley

Prince George's County Public Schools
Co-presenter Matthew Winner


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00am
332

3:00pm

43 The One iPad Classroom

Do you have one iPad in your classroom?  We will explore everything from training students to use it and how to implement one iPad in your daily lessons.  You will leave with everything from how to create collaborative stories with your class to using it for classroom management.  Make sure you bring your iPad.

Edmodo Code: afr4xx


Speakers
KD

Katie Douglas

Dorchester County Public SChools
Dorchester County Public Schools


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00am
336

3:00pm

402 Building Collaborative School Culture with Data

Building Collaborative School Culture with Data - we will walk through some easy data-informed activities for uplifting your school's climate through effective use of data.

Edmodo Code: rxtkrq


Featured
avatar for Chris O'Neal

Chris O'Neal

Manager, Instructional Design, University of Virginia
Chris O’Neal began his career in Louisiana as an elementary and middle school teacher, then became | a district technology coordinator and eventually State Director of Educational Technology.  During his tenure at the Department of Education, his successful work with the legislature earned him status as an | Honorary State Senator. He is currently at the University of Virginia, in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies... Read More →
avatar for Jonny Goldstein

Jonny Goldstein

envisualize.com
Jonny Goldstein helps people turn ideas into reality using hand drawn pictures. He wears three hats: | (1) educator, (2) visual thinker, and (3) media producer. He is based in New York City. Educator: Jonny is a visiting instructor in the Masters of Industrial Design program at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and teaches visual thinking workshops to educators, technologists, and designers. | In the past he taught art, music and... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
326

3:00pm

500 Adult Learners: PD and the School Librarian

We all have tons to do on our plates, but as leaders in literacy, technology, and curriculum, school librarians can be at the center of providing professional development.  In this session, we’ll take on the topic of PD and provide some models and ideas that you can take back to your own school to be a leader of PD.

Edmodo Code: k68gbh


Featured
avatar for Carl Harvey

Carl Harvey

Instructor of School Librarianship, Longwood University


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
319/320

3:00pm

701 Good Enough at What? How Do We Know? Who Should Decide?

 

Edmodo Code: mjqhch


Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Danielson

Charlotte Danielson

Danielson Group
Charlotte Danielson, a former economist, is an internationally-recognized expert in the area of teacher effectiveness, specializing in the design of teacher evaluation systems that, while ensuring teacher quality, also promote professional learning. She advises State Education Departments and National Ministries and Departments of Education, both in the United States and overseas. She is in demand as a keynote speaker at national and... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ballroom 1

3:00pm

155 Pulling It All Together

Attend this session presented by the 2013 MSET Technology Leader Award recipient to learn how Carroll County Public Schools planned and implemented a newly defined process for requesting and approving digital resources for use in   curriculum and instruction. Irene and her team of instructional technology   coordinators will take you through the planning process, the creation of an in-house Technology Request System, and the development of our CCPS Instructional Technology Website. This site has been called a ‘one stop shop’  that includes the tools that have been approved and as well as guidelines for use, best practices, and tips for getting started to name a few.  Assisting with the presentation will be Kelly Hammond, Paula Sandridge and Terry Holechek.

Edmodo Code: 06kom8


Speakers
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Irene Hildebrandt

Carroll County Public Schools
MSET Outstanding Leader Using Technology 2013 winner


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
334

3:00pm

164 Using Moodle to Teach Geospatial Technology in K-12

With funding support from the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the Maryland State Department of Education, the Governor’s Office of Crime Control and Prevention, and the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Utility Services, Washington College has developed a comprehensive series

of geospatial technology related training and curriculum materials housed in a Moodle virtual learning environment.  Our technical education courses are currently being taught in high schools and the courses have been accredited for college level credit transfers.  This presentation will review what materials we have available and how you can have free access to them for use in yourschools.  How to use Moodle in a l ive classroom environment will also be discussed along with the challenge of trying to learn two technologies at the same time; Moodle and geospatial technology.


Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with the use of Moodle to teach geospatial technology
  • Learn what training and curriculum materials are freely available for your use in the classroom
  • Become aware of challenges related to mastering two new technologies at the same time.


Edmodo Code: hwpqvv



Speakers
avatar for Stewart Bruce

Stewart Bruce

GIS Program Coordinator, Washington College
Stewart Bruce is the Assistant Director, Center for Environment and Society, GIS Program Coordinator, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Washington College. In addition to teaching he also manages numerous funded projects spanning the gamut from 3D visualization and virtual world development to crime mapping and analysis to youth technology training in GIS. Previously he worked as Senior Extension Associate at Penn State... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
327/328

3:00pm

170 Know the Learner by Customizing the Learning Through Blended Learning

SMCPS’ goal is that all students will graduate college and career ready.  With the end in mind, SMCPS has set an additional goal that every student will graduate with a positive experience with digital learning.  As a grant recipient, SMCPS was able to integrate Apex Learning digital curricula into student learning.  Our high schools have reallocated its resources to ensure that our students have access to and interface with digital content.  In order to personalize learning, our schools have instituted a program that incorporates a team of staff to create a customize program of learning all supported with ongoing professional development.


Digital learning occurs in a variety of modes. Classroom labs have been assigned for digital learning classrooms.  Each school provides access before, during, and after school.  The curricula are available for teachers to integrate into their classrooms as additional resource in a blended learning model. Students can recover grades by completing aligned units of study beyond the classroom.   Students taking approved courses for original credit are assigned to the computer lab where a certificated content teacher is assigned to support and monitor student progression.   


Speakers
avatar for Michael Martirano

Michael Martirano

Superintendent, St. Mary's County Public Schools


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
306

3:00pm

2 Teach SMART- Math and Reading to the Common Core

We will demonstrate interactive and creative activities that can be easily adapted for a range of diverse learners.  The SMART Board is appealing to our students growing up in a digital and technological age.  We will help you unlock the many tools that SMART Notebook has to offer so that you can provide an innovative and manageable classroom experience for your students.  You will acquire knowledge and skills:*to enhance your Language Arts and Mathematics Lessons using various SMART Tools and SMART Response;*to embed online resources and activities into your SMART lessons.   Come and touch our digital world!

Edmodo Code: l3y7y3


Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Weinbrenner

Cynthia Weinbrenner

Kindergarten Teacher, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Cynthia teaches a bilingual Kindergarten and has a science background. She is a whiz at creating SmartBoard lessons that draw the kids into the cycle of learning. Her portion of the presentation shows off many of SmartNotebook's tools and treasures.


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
338

3:00pm

23 A Transdisciplinary Process: A Teachers's Guide to Facilitating Research with Elementary Students

Common Core Curricuum and inquiry-based learning are essential in developiong college and career-ready students.  Join us on our journey as we take children step-buy-step through the research process ending with an authentic presentation of information.

Edmodo Code: uaok5l


Speakers
avatar for Flo Falatko

Flo Falatko

5th Grade Teacher, Baltimore County Public Schools
I am a career changer with a background in investments (hedge fund management). I love teaching fifth graders and sharing in their excitement about learning. This has proven especially true in our math class where students are on individualized and customized learning paths while exploring real-world applications of math.


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
333

3:00pm

27 Ace the 8 Standards of Mathematical Practice

In this session, participants will discover how to incorporate the "8 Standards of Mathematical Practice" into daily instruction, and gain access to my site which contains many resources and activities that can be used the very next day!

Edmodo Code: lkv3be


Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Cave

Kathleen Cave

Baltimore County Public Schools


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
331

3:00pm

309 In Support of the Common Core: Resources from Infobase Learning

This session provides a CCSS-based overview of the informational text, video and instructional resources offered by Infobase Learning, the parent company of top educational publishers World Almanac (R), Facts On File, Chelsea House, Ferguson's, Films On Demand, and Learn360. Resources are available for Grades 4-12.

Edmodo Code: zcs0ou


Speakers
avatar for Louise Bloomfield

Louise Bloomfield

Director of Training, Infobase Learning


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
312

3:00pm

318 Grown-Ups Can Play Too: An Introduction to LEGO WeDo Robotics used in the Maryland 4-H Program Pt. 2

Robotics, engineering, and programming are becoming common terms in a world that is excelling in the technology forefront. The MD 4-H program is expanding these horizons by teaching concepts to incorporate the robotics program into community and school settings. In this workshop you will learn to build a LEGO WeDo robot out of LEGOs and program it to come alive by using drag and drop programming. The WeDo robotics platform is suggested for children between the ages of 7-11. Concepts in language, writing, mathematics, science, engineering, technology, communication, teamwork and independence are
incorporated into teaching materials that will be shared.





Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
321

3:00pm

325 Technology, UDL & You: See It, Play With It, Practice It, Think It

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) gives children multiple ways to learn and multiple ways to show what they’ve learned. But what does UDL really look like…? Come to this session to see UDL come alive through cutting-edge resources on Maryland Learning Links including an interactive game that lets teachers practice UDL thinking with students; a virtual tour of a UDL classroom; case studies at all age levels to help you plan, conduct and assess using a UDL mindset; and video examples of both teachers and families.

Edmodo Code: l2sg3j


Speakers
DA

Dr. Allison Layland

Maryland State Department of Education


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
313

3:00pm

341 Windows in(to) the Classroom Can Help Improve Teaching and Learning Experience in the Classroom Part 2

This program is aimed at an audience of education leaders. Leaders at all levels – teacher leaders, school leaders, principal leaders, curriculum and assessment leaders, district leaders, state leaders, etc.  It is not for the average educator wanting in-depth professional development on specific software or devices. Windows in the Classroom contextualizes the software and device offerings for the 21st Century Education environment. The goal is to explain how Windows can improve teaching and learning experience in the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Helen Gooch

Helen Gooch

Microsoft Innovative Educator, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
Being in the classroom for 21 years has allowed me to watch technology truly become an integral part of the way educators must do business. Watching the engagement of my students as we infused new tools, devices, and programs into our curriculum kept me on my toes and always ready to learn what technology would be a "best fit" for a particular area in curriculum. That led to my becoming the Instructional Technology Coordinator in... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
323

3:00pm

350 Beyond Alignment and Compliance with Common Core State Standards: Going Deep with Reading

This interactive session allows participants to examine how key standards can be addressed through esson design that motivates students to become self-directed learners who can comprehend and evaluate increasingly complex texts.

This presentation supports teachers in implementing the Common Core Standards by highlighting specific ways of integrating of rigorous academic instruction with attention to social, emotional and ethical growth, which increases student participation and academic achievement. It also addresses ways to facilitate meaningful student talk around thoughtful literacy, leading to powerful learning experiences for every child.


Speakers
TW

Taylar Wenzel

Elementary Education Instructor; Staff Developer with DSC, University of Central Florida
In addition to her work as a Staff Developer with DSC, Taylar Wenzel is an Elementary Education Instructor at the University of Central Florida where she teaches a wide range of courses in reading and language arts education to teacher candidates at both the undergraduate and graduate level. She is the founder and co-director of the UCF Enrichment Programs in Literacy, which offer a reading clinic and motivational literacy camp to serve K-8... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
329

3:00pm

37 Learning to Fly - Using Google Earth with Elementary Students

Learn to let go and help your elementary students "throttle up" their technology kills through the integration of Google Earth.  This presentation will focu on strategies and tips on using Google Earth with younger students. Load the free Google Earth App to your Smartphone or tablet prior to the session.

Edmodo Code: 09ymxe


Speakers
avatar for Charity Harbeck

Charity Harbeck

Media Specialist, Calvert County Public Schools
Learning something new every day. | | Google Certified Teacher | SEE - SMART Exemplary Educator, SMART Certified Teacher | Edmodo Certified Trainer | NET-T Certified | DEN star | Certified MSDE Online Facilitator


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
330

3:00pm

371 The Human Need to Blend: What Education Can Learn from Early Digital Pioneers

In this thought-provoking presentation, former Chief of Schools for our nation’s third largest school system, and co-author of Teacher as Architect: Instructional Design and Delivery for the Modern Teacher
(Modern Teacher Press, 2012), Dr. Shawn K. Smith shares insights from his new work about instructional leadership in the Conceptual Age.

The presentation captures lessons learned from early digital pioneers outside of education...like Google, who in the midst of  the retail industry “going digital”, is leading the on-trend idea that backwards is
forwards by announcing the opening of physical store locations. Smith and Chavez, authors of the forthcoming book from Modern Teacher Press® The Ask and the Architect: Customizing Learning in the Digital World, tackle the big questions about what it means to be a student, teacher, and leader in the
21st century. Here, they apply the lessons of the digital pioneers to education’s newest trends – architecting a digital curriculum in schools, designing an effective digital classroom, optimizing professional development, and finding the 21st century thinking skills our students will need to compete
in the Conceptual Age.


Speakers

Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
304

3:00pm

374 iBooks Author. Create and Publish Amazing Multi-Touch Books for iPad

Available free on the Mac App Store, iBooks Author is an amazing app that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks – and just about any other kind of book – for iPad.  With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, mathematical expressions, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could.


Speakers

Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
318

3:00pm

44 Put Away Your Stickers and Popsicle Sticks! Virtual Classroom Management

Come see how free tools like Class Dojo, Class Badges, and a variety of other websites can benefit your school!  Learn digital techniques for managing behavior with emphasis on the home-school connection and PBIS, as well as ideas for tracking learning goals, student skills, and more!

Edmodo Code: eqxh83


Speakers
avatar for Amy Boehman-Pollitt

Amy Boehman-Pollitt

Teacher Specialist for Instructional Technology, Frederick County Public Schools
As a Teacher Specialist for Instructional Technology, I enjoy learning about any instructional software, hardware, or Web 2.0 tools that may benefit students and teachers. One of my main initiatives is Promethean ActivInspire.
avatar for Aimee Satterlee

Aimee Satterlee

Teacher Specialist for Instructional Technology, Frederick County Public Schools
Aimee comes from a long line of teachers in her family including her father, mother, grandmother and grandfather. Even her great-grandmother taught in a one-room school house. After seeing how technology impacted and reached the elementary school students she taught, Aimee obtained a Master degree in Instructional Technology. She has been a Teacher Specialist for Instructional Technology (Pre-K - 12) for five years. The team's technology training... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
335

3:00pm

6 i4i - iPads for Individuals, a 1:1 Initiative; Part 3 Apps and More

Co-Presenter: Christine Hurley

In this three part session, WCPS Superintendent, Principal of Emma K Doub Elementary, Library Media Specialist, and 2nd grade classroom teacher will share the vision, challenges, and success of going 1:1 with iPads/iPod Touches.  Part 3 of 3 - 2nd grade teacher Megan Nicholson and Library Media Specialist Christine Hurley share the most useful apps and instructional tips and tricks in a 1:1 environment. Participants will see demonstrations of free apps, student work samples, and professional development using the iDevices. 

Edmodo Code: gf5snm


Speakers
avatar for Megan Nicholson

Megan Nicholson

2nd Grade Teacher, Washington County Public Schools
Co-presenter Christine Hurley | I have been a classroom teacher for 14 years in 2 different counties. For the past 5 years I have been a second grade magnet teacher in an amazing school for arts and technology. I am passionate about finding new ways to infuse technology into daily instruction. I also love to find new ways technology can make the lives of teachers easier! From classroom management to Blogging with second graders, I'm... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
325

3:00pm

7 Better Together: iPad and iMovie

Co-presenter Jason Huber

In this hands-on session, the presenters will provide an overview of how an iPad and iMovie can be used to create movie projects using video, photogrqphcs, and music from the iPad's media libraries.  Paticipants will then create their own iMovie projects.  

Edmodo Code: nr2l0t


Speakers
avatar for Minerva Ladores

Minerva Ladores

Assistant Professor and Educational Technology Coordinator, Frostburg State University
teaching * technology * travel * chocolate!


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
343

3:00pm

92 A Look at the People, Projects, Policies & Apps Leading Mobile & BYOT Success

Planning a mobile and/or BYOD/T pilot or implementation and doing research? If so, then this session is for you. The presenter will share mobile and BYOD/T success stories based on the people, projects, policies and apps that are shaping mobile and BYOD/T success.

Edmodo Code: ovfmzu


Speakers
SB

Sally Bair

Founder, Sally Bair Solutions
Passionate about mobile computing, apps, Web 2.0, photography and creativity.


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
337

3:00pm

53 Building Trust in an Age of Accountability

Transforming teaching and learning requires awakening the efficacy of all teachers.  Examine a logical model for holdling productive feedback conversations.  Leave with practical ideas that promote a sense of hope and possibility while focusing on results.

Edmodo Code: 7cat8q


Speakers
JT

Jacqueline Tarbert

Harford County Public Schools
Co-presenter Theresa Reilly Co-presenter Heather Moorefield


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
322

3:00pm

98 Getting It Done: 2 Turnaround Principals' Journey to Build Climate and Instructional Capacity

Co-presenter Hillary Garner

This is the account of the journey of two principals in Prince George's County Public Schools' turnaround middle schools and the leadership moves they made to stabilize their schools on a trajectory of high expectations and achievement.  

Edmodo Code:65gd2u

 


Speakers
MD

Marla Dean

Principal, Prince George\'s County Public Schools
Marla M. Dean was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She attended The University of Michigan for both her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and her Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning. She also holds an Education Specialist from Michigan State University in Educational Leadership. Finally, Marla completed her doctorate work at University of Pennsylvania in Educational Leadership and Organizational Theory. | Marla believes that... Read More →


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
305

3:00pm

IHE SIG Working Group: MOOC Madness

This session will take a broader look at MOOCs as a paradigm of learning communities and open education. Participants are encouraged to share experiences, ideas, and challenges relating to large-scale, open, online learning experiences. Key topics include distributed vs. centralized approaches, instructional design perspectives, assessment, certification, and policy and legal issues.


Tuesday April 23, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
301
 
Wednesday, April 24
 

8:30am

900 Becoming a Learning School: How to Increase Teacher Leadership in Every School

In order for school communities to obtain results and growth for both teachers and students, they must function as professional learning communities of practice.  Participants in this session will:

·      Examine the links between standards-based professional learning and improved results for students;

·      Explore a definition of professional learning and consider strategies for itsimplementation; and

·      Review an innovation configuration map (rubric) that describes in behavioral terms what key stakeholders do in a learning school.

The seminal book, Becoming a Learning School, published by Learning Forward (formerly NSDC)  will be used as a guide for this session.

Edmodo Code: bs232m


Speakers
avatar for Frederick Brown

Frederick Brown

Director of Strategy and Development, Learning Forward
I'm passionate about learning...for both the adults and the students in our systems!


Wednesday April 24, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am
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8:30am

PSSAM Meeting
Wednesday April 24, 2013 8:30am - 12:30pm
306

9:00am

403 Spotlight on Evernote

Spotlight on Evernote - the organizational app that just might save your sanity. This free app, works on all major platforms, and can truly help you organize your busy, info-packed life! 

Edmodo Code: os4kx0


Featured
avatar for Chris O'Neal

Chris O'Neal

Manager, Instructional Design, University of Virginia
Chris O’Neal began his career in Louisiana as an elementary and middle school teacher, then became | a district technology coordinator and eventually State Director of Educational Technology.  During his tenure at the Department of Education, his successful work with the legislature earned him status as an | Honorary State Senator. He is currently at the University of Virginia, in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
319/320

9:00am

501 It's Elementary, My Dear Researcher

Even our youngest students can begin to learn how to do research in the library.  How do we begin to teach them the process? Can we provide them a consistent process to use throughout their elementary years? How do you get the entire building to support that model?   How does the school librarian become part of the assessment of the project?  It all may seem a bit daunting, but it’s not impossible.  Come see the journey of one school through this process.

Edmodo Code: rxtkrq


Featured
avatar for Carl Harvey

Carl Harvey

Instructor of School Librarianship, Longwood University


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
343

9:00am

106 Common Core: Connecting 3Rs to 4Cs with a Multimedia Toolbox

Participants will learn how to create a Multimedia Toolbox that supports the framework that integrates the Common Core with the 4Cs of Critical thinking, Communiations, Creativty, and Collaboration.  Learn how acquired and student-created digital media can be used to support the 4Cs and the Common Core Standards.

Edmodo Code: 9o9pxn


Speakers
avatar for Carmella Doty

Carmella Doty

Assistant Professor, Trinity Washington University
Carmella Doty is a digital learning consultant, educator, artist and catalyst for educational reform focused on blended learning, differentiated instruction and creative engagement. She has been an Instructional Technology Specialist for Prince George’s County Schools for over 12 years, SMART Board Certified Trainer, Google Apps Trainer and eLearning course designer and reviewer. Her background includes service as a classroom teacher... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
330

9:00am

113 Consider the Alternatives! The Alternative Education Program of Queen Anne's County

Participants will reeive an overview of our successful Alternative Education Program. Strategies and data will be shared to demonstrate our success with transitioning students back to their home school, including graduation rates, as well as how students recover credits.  

Edmodo Code: 9u952z


Speakers
avatar for Carrie L. Mitten

Carrie L. Mitten

Program Administrator, Queen Anne's County Public Schools - Anchor Points Academy
I began my career in 1992 as a long-term substitute for a Reading Resource Teacher. From 1993 - 1997 I taught at Shady Side Elementary School in Anne Arundel county. Then I became a Reading Specialist at Jessup Elementary and Georgetown East Elementary. After moving to the Easter Shore in 2001, I became a Teacher Specialist for 3 years at Grasonville Elementary and then moved to Assistant Principal for 6 years at Stevensville Middle School... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
334

9:00am

115 Building a Classroom Environment Connecting Academic and Social Emotional Issues

This session will give educators specific strategies to incorporate into their classrooms that foster a positive learning environment to promote the success of all students. Through presenter modeling, particpants will gain knowledge of strategies that include technology, differentiated instruction, and community building activities that increase the rigor of instruction and engagement of each student. 

Edmodo Code: gtujv7


Speakers
JS

Jessica Santora

Middle School Mathematics, Talbot County Public Schools
A graduate of West Chester University in Early Childhood and Special Education with a minor in Middle School Mathematics, I have made my Eastern Shore classroom a positive atmosphere with meaningful mathematics. As a struggling mathematics learner, I have made it my mission to change the way people view mathematics and make a classroom that motivates, challenges, and fosters all students learning... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
338

9:00am

116 Delving Deeper: Richer Writing Through Text-based Discussion

This session embraces the Socratic discussion model and adapts it for the elementary school student. Participants will actively experience and examine a student-led discussion model, learn how to faciliate that discussion in their own classrooms, and help students generate authentic written responses to text. 

Edmodo Code: unnuxv


Speakers
CD

Christine Davis

Talbot County Public Schools
Co-presenter Amy Palmer


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
329

9:00am

20 If You Walk by an iPad Smash It! Why Software is the Real Diva of Instructional Technology

The iPad has become the darling of instructional technology, but it is merely a vessel.  The thing that makes handheld devices the celebrities of the 21st Century Learning is the software.  See why software is the true diva of instructional technology.

Edmodo Code: 05erx6


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
337

9:00am

303 Inspiring Students to Think Deeply about Mathematics

This session is designed to show how to differentiate mathematics instruction across the middle grades.  Come learn about the research–based and pedagogical approach taken to develop a middle school mathematics program based on individualization and increasing student motivation using technology.

Edmodo Code: mcqn6a


Speakers

Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
323

9:00am

313 Inspiring Collaboration the SMART Way

Learn how to use various SMART products in order to promote collaboration in your classroom through 21st Century Learning.  Activities to be discussed include Digital Storytelling, Concept Mapping, and Project Based Learning. 

Edmodo Code: mjoemu


Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Penina Simon

Rebecca Penina Simon

Educational Technology Coach, Solomon Schechter School of Queens
Rebecca Penina Simon is a talented, energetic educator who is the Educational Technology Coach and Coordinator at the Solomon Schechter School of Queens. Prior to this year, she taught second grade and kindergarten at Bais Yaakov School for Girls in Baltimore for seven years. Originally from Memphis, TN, she earned her Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Memphis. She is certified in the State of Maryland in Elementary Education and... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
324

9:00am

322 Implementing an Evaluation System Based on the Framework for Teaching

Maryland school district instructional leaders discuss the planning, implementation, and lessons learned from their pilot of the Teachscape Focus Observation Training and Assessment System and the Teachscape Reflect Observation and Evaluation System.

Edmodo Code: l2sg3j


Speakers

Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
311

9:00am

333 Robotics: The Sweet Spot of STEM Education

Robots are powerful tools for education that have matured over the last two decades but still have much untapped potential. In this talk we will provide some background about robotics and its future in society, show a couple of current uses of robotics in education, and highlight opportunities for teachers and students to learn and use this new technology.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Mailey

Chris Mailey

Vice President, Knowledge Resources, AUVSI
Chris Mailey is the Vice President for Knowledge Resources at AUVSI, wherein he leads a small research team developing new products to support the robotics community. Previous to this position, he spent eight years as a civilian working for the US Navy, developing new maritime robotics capabilities and supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense and OPNAV N2/N6. He has a BSEE from Duke University and a MSEE from Virginia Tech.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
321

9:00am

338 Making BYO Your Own

The beauty of a BYOD programs is the flexibility that it provides your users.  However, don't forget to take time to make the program fit your school culture.  This session is designed to help you identify culture, design assessments and build your program to reach your goals while recognizing and playing to your strengths.


Speakers

Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
312

9:00am

340 Windows in(to) the Classroom Can Help Improve Teaching and Learning Experience in the Classroom (condensed)

This condensed program is aimed at an audience of education leaders. Leaders at all levels – teacher leaders, school leaders, principal leaders, curriculum and assessment leaders, district leaders, state leaders, etc.  It is not for the average educator wanting in-depth professional development on specific software or devices. Windows in the Classroom contextualizes the software and device offerings for the 21st Century Education environment. The goal is to explain how Windows can improve teaching and learning experience in the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Helen Gooch

Helen Gooch

Microsoft Innovative Educator, Clarksville-Montgomery County School System
Being in the classroom for 21 years has allowed me to watch technology truly become an integral part of the way educators must do business. Watching the engagement of my students as we infused new tools, devices, and programs into our curriculum kept me on my toes and always ready to learn what technology would be a "best fit" for a particular area in curriculum. That led to my becoming the Instructional Technology Coordinator in... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
318

9:00am

353 FLEXCAT for Differentiated Instruction

Do you think it is possible to increase engagement, reduce discipline problems, enhance a student's attention span and at the same time increase your energy levels at the end of the day? The answer is YES, and the magic of it all, is that we have different sound solutions to meet YOUR different teaching styles. Come to our session to see our new technology for full classroom sound as well as our New FlexCAT – specifically designed for Differentiated Instruction. We will also show you how, through a few simple steps, you can record your entire lesson and post it wherever you would like for later
listening by your students.  Imagine, your students having your lessons on their iPods, or the web, with little extra effort on your end.

Objectives:

  1. Gain skills to integrate all forms of technology through a single classroom audio system such as interactive white boards and other audio technology, to provide a clear consistent audio signal throughout the classroom.
  2. Learn how to record the audio portion of your class lessons or student presentations. The recordings will provide students a means to review classroom and the student presentations can be recorded as a means to monitor student achievement.
  3. Learn about the new breakthrough technology for Differentiated Instruction style of teaching.

Edmodo Code: 6bzic3


Speakers
avatar for Elaine Freedman

Elaine Freedman

Classroom Audio Consultant, Lightspeed Technologies, inc.
Proud to represent Lightspeed Technologies, the trusted provider in classroom audio. Our innovative solutions deliver optimum speech intelligibility, overcome noise and access to clear sound to ALL students. | | With over 13 years in audio-visual design and sales, I understand how to integrate technology into a classroom. For more than eight year, I have been working with educators to use that technology to teach students effectively... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
304

9:00am

47 Let's Build an App Today

You have the power and the ability to create your own app that could serve the needs of your students, parents, colleagues, and the school community, without programming experience.  This session will provide information about building websites, examples of resource apps, the basics of navigation and creation, and ideas for personal use. 

Edmodo Code: 6dan9g


Speakers
avatar for Marc Clausen

Marc Clausen

Teacher, Frederick County Public Schools
My passion is 21st century learning. I strive everyday to offer my studnets the most up to date and practical means to promote learning. I am also passionate about helping others across contnet areas with resources, real time communication, and current practices. I am a self-taught app builder that is looking forward to showing other people how they too can create apps for themsevles, students, parents, or colleagues.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
336

9:00am

54 Using Edmodo to Teach Virtual Writing with Online Teams

Teachers in three different schools, in one county, set up a research project for students in six classes. Edmodo was used to organize the project giving students an authentic audience for their writing. Tips about organizing the project and lessons learned will be shared. Bring your own laptop and participate in a sample online writing session.

Edmodo Code: ugxll3


Speakers
avatar for Nina Ingram

Nina Ingram

Computer Education/Technology Literacy Teacher, Harford County Public Schools
Co-presenter Jill Capozzoli | Co-presenter Barb Boksz | |


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
333

9:00am

60 Using Evernote to Promote Information Fluency in 21st Century Classrooms

Session participants will become aware of examples of misinformation at work, and critical researrch findings when evaluating sources will be shared. Evernote and its ubiquitous structure, Evernote Web Clipper, and classroom application will be demonstrated.

Edmodo Code: iojzhs


Speakers
avatar for Ryan Schaaf

Ryan Schaaf

Assistant Professor of Technology, Notre Dame of MD University
I am an Assistant Professor of Educational Technology at the Notre Dame of Maryland University and a Faculty Associate for the Johns Hopkins University School of Education Graduate Program. Before higher education, I was a 3rd grade public school teacher, instructional leader, curriculum designer, and a technology integration specialist. | | I am very interested in 21st century learning approaches. I have published research on digital... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
331

9:00am

65 Working Smarter Not Harder

We will share tools that help you work more efficiently. Symbaloo, Delicious, Quia, Voobys, Quizlet, and Study Stack are sites we use regularly.  Learn to work smarter, not harder, with us!

Edmodo Code: amk87b


Speakers
avatar for Karin Radhe

Karin Radhe

German and French Teacher, Howard County Public Schools
Co-presenter Kathleen Pepin | I am in my 7th year at Hammond HS teaching German and French. In May I will receive my Master's Degree in Instructional Media. I love speaking different languages and love using technology in the classroom.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
325

9:00am

70 Make Math Come Alive with UDL
This workshop will provide video examples of teachers successfully incorporating UDL principles in their math classrooms. Learn how to create and post your video notes to your homework website or school webpage for students and parents to use at home. The power of guided math groups, student discourse, and student choice will be discussed. Edmodo Code: a8u1bk

Speakers
avatar for Adele Bailey

Adele Bailey

Middle School Math Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools
I want students to love learning as much as I do. Teaching is no longer just textbooks, paper, and pencil. Finding ways to incorporate universal design methods into your daily teaching keeps every day unpredictable and new for you as well as your students.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
335

9:00am

81 STEM: It’s Not Just for Science Anymore

When many first hear the term STEM, the inclination is to immediately link it with science. You hear things like, “STEM, oh, that’s just another term for science” or “STEM, just let the science teacher handle it.” In reality, STEM is not matter or teaching materials, it is a new lense through which we look at everyday problems and situations in every discipline. STEM is a way of thinking, approaching problems, and making decisions. This session will give you a new outlook on STEM, as well as real and relevant help for teachers and administrators trying to implement STEM education.

Edmodo Code:5biwds


Speakers
avatar for Bruce Riegel

Bruce Riegel

STEM Professional Learning Specialist, Maryland State Department of Education


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
332

9:00am

35 Just-In-Time PD: Using Lessoncasts to Support Students With Special Needs

Learn how PLCs create individualized, multimedia special education resources to meet the specific needs of teachers and their students. View and discuss teacher-created online professional learning resources and explore the process for using these learning artifacts to focus collaboration and support implementation of differentiated instructional practices, modifications, and accommodations. 

Edmodo Code: ewf4o8


Speakers
avatar for Nicole Tucker-Smith

Nicole Tucker-Smith

Educator, LessonCast Learning
Nicole (@MsTuckerSmith) founded LessonCast.org after being an assistant principal, district-level leader, professional developer, consultant, adjunct professor, supervisor of parent support services, and - most importantly - a teacher. She believes the future of student learning depends on our ability to merge innovative best practices with classroom realities. Mother of two, she holds with utmost respect the awesome responsibility of educating... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
326

9:00am

8 Using Webinars for Professional Development: Where Do You Begin?

Co-presenter Deborah Montgomery

Although webinars are freuqnetly used in business settings, central office staff, and professional developers are seeing the power of engaging a larger audience without costs for travel or time.  This session will give the fundamentals for planning and executing innovative "just in time learning" learning.  Valuable tips to streamline the process and ensure success will be shared with participants so that any user can prepare a powerful, deep learning experience. 

Edmodo Code: 5sdn0a


Speakers
avatar for Pamela Hill

Pamela Hill

Professional Development Specialist, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
As we prepare for Common Core instruction in 2013, we must find ways to upgrade educator knowledge and skills with new methods and technologies. To meet this purpose, I am actively researching new emerging technologies that can be used for educator training and professional growth. Knowing that the "sit and get" days are over, I think that today's educators are looking for clear, concise training that can be applied immediately. Webinars that... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
322

9:00am

112 Building an Anti-Bullying Community Partnership

The Queen Anne's County School System takes bullying prevention and intervention very seriously.  This dynamic interactive multimedia presentation will highlight the steps that teachers, administrators, and local school systems can take to help all children feel emotionally and physically safe from bullying, harassment, and intimidation. 

Edmodo Code: jioa8r


Speakers
avatar for Brad Engel

Brad Engel

Supervisor of Student Services, Queen Anne's County Public Schools
Queen Anne’s County Steps up Its Anti-Bullying Efforts | For Supervisor of Student Services Brad Engel bullying is a personal issue. During his teen years he was a | target of bullying and as a father; he has seen his own son go through the same thing. “I can tell you that | there are a lot of parents all across the country who have hadmany a sleepless night worrying about | their children becoming targets of bullying. It is one of... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
305

9:00am

150 C3 Schools Award Program: Becoming a C3 Designated School

The C3 Schools Award Program recognizes public and private schools that model best cyber management practices at the school, address community cyberawareness issues, and provide effective and sustainable C3 education in the curricula, which incorporates STEM, civic skills and cyber career pathways.  Come learn how your school can be designated a C3 School of Excellence.

 


Speakers
avatar for Laura  Brown

Laura Brown

Media Specialist, Wheaton High School
I was born and raised in Detroit, MI and to me that will always be a time for that was extra special and it does hurt me that the city and it's citizens are facing such difficult times right now. What I am most passionate about are opportunities for learning and engagement. Everyone should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and passions, and when they do, society benefits. I love being a library media specialist and technology... Read More →
avatar for Zulma Whiteford

Zulma Whiteford

Technology Teacher, St. Louis School
I am a technology teacher, a primary foreign language teacher and STEM Initiatives Chair at St. Louis School in Clarksville, Maryland. As a teacher in this digital world, I am excited about the opportunities available to our students and passionate about collaborating on effective instructional strategies. I believe educators are responsible to deliver effective instruction that aligns with the needs and demands of this global digital world. I... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00am
301

9:00am

Maryland Negotiation Services
Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 12:00pm
VIP East Room

9:00am

326 The PIXIE APP is Here!!!

With the infusion of tablets into the classroom and the use of Pixie in almost seventy percent of all Maryland public elementary schools, it is only natural for this amazing productivity tool to be run on iPads (coming soon for Androids) especially as it applies to the Common Core. Participants will examine the Pixie Application, discuss curriculum specific integration options, and be dazzled by student samples.

Edmodo Code: c07jwh


Speakers
avatar for Tech4Learning

Tech4Learning

Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Scott is a former elementary and middle school teacher as well as a district-level integration specialist. He has extensive professional development experience with K-12 educators, administrators, and curriculum personnel. He is former adjunct faculty member of Towson University and is the co-author of four Real World of Math integration books. He joined the Tech4Learning team in August 2007 as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager. This job provides... Read More →
NG

Nate Gordon

Bullis School


Wednesday April 24, 2013 9:00am - 10:00pm
313

10:15am

800 Education Change - Maryland Leads the Way

Maryland is resolute in offering an education that is equitable, efficient, and excellent – ensuring that all students graduate from Maryland high schools college- and career-ready; providing all students with
access to effective teaching and learning opportunities; and aligning the work of the Maryland State Department of Education in a cohesive, inclusive manner to ensuring the most beneficial technical assistance to internal and external constituents. While Maryland is ranked number one in the nation in education for the fifth consecutive year, the State continues to face similar challenges felt across the country. We still have achievement gaps among groups of students. 



With the implementation of the ESEA Flexibility Waiver, the
new Student Progress Index (SPI) will now provide students, teachers, and
leaders with an accountability system that includes targeted areas of strength and needed improvement, or tangible benchmarks on which schools focus. To ensure continuous improvement, Maryland is revising its preK-12 State
curriculum, assessments, and accountability system; building a statewide
technology infrastructure; redesigning its educator evaluation model; as well
as, transforming low-achieving schools.

Edmodo Code: jsozg5


Featured
avatar for Lillian Lowery

Lillian Lowery

State Superintendent, Maryland State Department of Education
Excellence, Equity, Efficiency — the three areas Maryland’s newly appointed State Superintendent of Schools said she is capitalizing on for every student, teacher, and administrator throughout the State. In April 2012, the Maryland State Board of Education appointed Dr. Lillian M. Lowery to take the helm of the nation’s number-one ranked State school system on July 1, 2012. In assuming her new role as Maryland State... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
Ballroom 1

11:30am

84 Common Core Disciplinary Literacy Instruction with Complex Text

Participants will engage in Common Core Disciplinary Literacy instruction which includes coherence between CCSS cognitive demand, text complexity, and text-dependent, discipline- specific questions. Disciplinary Literacy reading behaviors will be applied by participants, including their complexity analysis, to support Elementary and Secondary close analytic reading for science, history, and Career and Technical Educational texts. 

Edmodo Code: lp1yk6


Speakers
WP

William Piercy

Learning Forward Maryland
Carroll County Public Schools, retired Staff Development supervisor
TP

Thomasina Piercy

Learning Forward Maryland


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - Tuesday April 23, 2013 12:30pm
332

11:30am

339 Making BYO Your Own

The beauty of a BYOD programs is the flexibility that it provides your users.  However, don't forget to take time to make the program fit your school culture.  This session is designed to help you identify culture, design assessments and build your program to reach your goals while recognizing and playing to your strengths.


Speakers

Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30am
312

11:30am

404 Get Your Digital Life in Order

Get Your Digital Life in Order - if you've got bookmarks all over, documents stored on multiple devices and out of sync, then you might need to take some time to get all this in order. Learn some apps, sites, and tips to streamline your digital life.

Edmodo Code: os4kx0


Featured
avatar for Chris O'Neal

Chris O'Neal

Manager, Instructional Design, University of Virginia
Chris O’Neal began his career in Louisiana as an elementary and middle school teacher, then became | a district technology coordinator and eventually State Director of Educational Technology.  During his tenure at the Department of Education, his successful work with the legislature earned him status as an | Honorary State Senator. He is currently at the University of Virginia, in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
319/320

11:30am

Charlotte Danielson's Book Signing: Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument, 2013 Edition

Charlotte Danielson's Book Signing: Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument, 2013 Edition


Featured
avatar for Charlotte Danielson

Charlotte Danielson

Danielson Group
Charlotte Danielson, a former economist, is an internationally-recognized expert in the area of teacher effectiveness, specializing in the design of teacher evaluation systems that, while ensuring teacher quality, also promote professional learning. She advises State Education Departments and National Ministries and Departments of Education, both in the United States and overseas. She is in demand as a keynote speaker at national and... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
 Exhibit Hall, Teachscape Booth #601

11:30am

103 Expanding Your Tech Tool Belt with New Gadgets

Learn about gadgets that can enhance your teachinng, engage students, increase efficiency, and improve lerning! Physical devices, WEb 2.0 gadgets, and iPad gadgets will be demonstrated as the focus of this session. Patricipants will have fun learning about gadgets in this interactive session. 

Edmodo Code: dzw5ab


Speakers
avatar for Carmella Doty

Carmella Doty

Assistant Professor, Trinity Washington University
Carmella Doty is a digital learning consultant, educator, artist and catalyst for educational reform focused on blended learning, differentiated instruction and creative engagement. She has been an Instructional Technology Specialist for Prince George’s County Schools for over 12 years, SMART Board Certified Trainer, Google Apps Trainer and eLearning course designer and reviewer. Her background includes service as a classroom teacher... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
337

11:30am

110 Putting the "P" in iPad

Come learn tips, tricks, and apps for teaching and presenting from the iPad.

Edmodo Code: v7tdo5


Speakers
avatar for Tia Simmons

Tia Simmons

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Prince George's County Public Schools
Co-presenter Dawn Berkeley | I am currently an Instructional Technology Coordinator with Prince George's County Public Schools. I am very passionate about PD, wild about Web 2.0, excited about emerging technologies, motivated by mobile learning and loves being a life long learner. In my position, I provide training opportunities for teachers and administrators from productivity tools to instruction. I also enjoy spreading the word about... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
329

11:30am

119 Tap Your Toes to the Common Core Beat!

Get ready for a toe-tappin' good time finding out what Reading, Writing, and STEM lessons could look like in elementary school music classes.

Edmodo Code: us521s


Speakers
avatar for Pam Sarageno

Pam Sarageno

Music Teacher, Washington County Public Schools
I teach at two public elementary school in and near Hagerstown, MD. I am passionate about teaching children to use the technology tools of their world to create, share, and enjoy music.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
331

11:30am

18 Finding the ME in STEM – Infusing STEM Across the Curriculum

In this interactive workshop, you’ll explore ways that in-school and online learning communities can help interdisciplinary teams of teachers infuse STEM at appropriate points in the curriculum. Collaboratively planning student-centered, inquiry-based integrated STEM lessons will help your students become creators of knowledge and promote the development of problem solving and critical thinking skills across the curriculum. Workshop facilitators will also share how learning communities are used to foster reflective teaching practices and collaboration as a component of a professional development program for secondary-level STEM teachers.

Edmodo Code: p5lnx4


Speakers
avatar for Robert Covert

Robert Covert

teacher, NEW TOWN HIGH


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
334

11:30am

307 SMART’s Complete Classroom Experience

Co-Presenter: Christy Rogers

Have you ever experienced a Student Centric Classroom?  If not, this is the session for you!  Come see and have hands on time the newest products from SMART.  Learn how they can transform your classroom.  In addition to the great hardware and software, find out about the wide-variety of resources and support available on the SMART website and the SMART Exchange to help maximize the effective student use of technology in your classrooms.

Edmodo Code: yz6gfv


Speakers
TM

Tara Mattingly

SMART Technologies


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
324

11:30am

308 Discover Mathlanding: Online Resources and Tools for Elementary Math

Become a better elementary math teacher. Discover Mathlanding, a dynamic, free resource that supports the needs of teachers in building mathematical knowledge and practice. Mathlanding harnesses the best of the web for use as an effective technology-driven tool in both the classroom and for professional development. This session will showcase a robust digital library and a suite of tools to enable users to save, share and collaboration among fellow educators. 

Edmodo Code: 4akcy9


Speakers
PH

Pat Helmer

Maryland Public Television
BP

Betsy Peisach

Maryland Public Television


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
326

11:30am

310 Integrating MDM and NAC to Thrive in the Mobile Age

As mobile learning and BYOD programs move closer to reality, the IT challenges are becoming clearer. Mobility solutions must provide both management of a broad array of user devices, content and apps (MDM) and control of access to critical network resources (NAC), whether the device is district-or student-owned.

Our session will explore the roll of MDM and NAC in a solution that provides full visibility and control of your network and mobile devices, including:

  • What are NAC and MDM?
  • How do they differ?
  • Where do they overlap?
  • Unique functionality created by integrating the two

If you are responsible for your district’s mobility strategy, you won’t want to miss this info packed session including industry leading solutions and plenty of time to answer your questions.

Edmodo Code:ss9mt0


Speakers
DM

Dwayne MacKenzie

Data Networks


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
313

11:30am

323 Using Master Scored Classroom Videos to Improve Observer Proficiency

Match your evidence collection and scoring skills against those of Danielson Group master scorers in this interactive session featuring the Teachscape Focus Observation Training and Assessment System developed by Teachscape in partnership with Charlotte Danielson and ETS.


Speakers
CS

Charisse Smith

Teachscape


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
311

11:30am

331 Inpire Literacy in Middle School Adolescents

Pearson’s Inspire Literacy (iLit) intervention reading program for struggling readers is designed to meet the national crisis of students who simply cannot read at the appropriate grade level and who, by the time they reach high school, are in danger of dropping out. iLit engages students like no other reading program. The first and only complete instructional solution built and delivered on the iPad, iLit can offer each student
personalized learning support based on their own instructional needs, engaging interactivities, and built-in reward systems that motivate students and track their progress. Please join us to learn more.

Edmodo Code: 2ag48s


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Rojas

Jennifer Rojas

ELL/Intervention Specialist, Pearson


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
318

11:30am

334 Robotics: The Sweet Spot of STEM Education

Robots are powerful tools for education that have matured over the last two decades but still have much untapped potential. In this talk we will provide some background about robotics and its future in society, show a couple of current uses of robotics in education, and highlight opportunities for teachers and students to learn and use this new technology.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Mailey

Chris Mailey

Vice President, Knowledge Resources, AUVSI
Chris Mailey is the Vice President for Knowledge Resources at AUVSI, wherein he leads a small research team developing new products to support the robotics community. Previous to this position, he spent eight years as a civilian working for the US Navy, developing new maritime robotics capabilities and supporting the Office of the Secretary of Defense and OPNAV N2/N6. He has a BSEE from Duke University and a MSEE from Virginia Tech.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
321

11:30am

354 FLEXCAT for Differentiated Instruction

Do you think it is possible to increase engagement, reduce discipline problems, enhance a student's attention span and at the same time increase your energy levels at the end of the day? The answer is YES, and the magic of it all, is that we have different sound solutions to meet YOUR different teaching styles. Come to our session to see our new technology for full classroom sound as well as our New FlexCAT – specifically designed for Differentiated Instruction. We will also show you how, through a few simple steps, you can record your entire lesson and post it wherever you would like for later
listening by your students.  Imagine, your students having your lessons on their iPods, or the web, with little extra effort on your end.

Objectives:

  1. Gain skills to integrate all forms of technology through a single classroom audio system such as interactive white boards and other audio technology, to provide a clear consistent audio signal throughout the classroom.
  2. Learn how to record the audio portion of your class lessons or student presentations. The recordings will provide students a means to review classroom and the student presentations can be recorded as a means to monitor student achievement.
  3. Learn about the new breakthrough technology for Differentiated Instruction style of teaching.

Edmodo Code: 6bzic3


Speakers
avatar for Elaine Freedman

Elaine Freedman

Classroom Audio Consultant, Lightspeed Technologies, inc.
Proud to represent Lightspeed Technologies, the trusted provider in classroom audio. Our innovative solutions deliver optimum speech intelligibility, overcome noise and access to clear sound to ALL students. | | With over 13 years in audio-visual design and sales, I understand how to integrate technology into a classroom. For more than eight year, I have been working with educators to use that technology to teach students effectively... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
304

11:30am

4 Come to the GAFE (Google Apps for Education)

Particpants will learn how to integrate the GAFE into all instructional areas.  Use the GAFE promotes collaboration by allowing users to peer edit written work, create group projects simultaneously, comment on other users' work, share presenttions, gather data, and display growth.  Examples and ideas from K-5 will be shared.

Edmodo Code: g6aa6k


Speakers
BH

Brandon Honza

Harford County Public Schools


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
338

11:30am

41 Hard Core Support: What School Librarians Can Do

It is essential for librarians to establish their value as indispensible partners in the process of implementing the Common Core.  Come and see examples and approximations, learn about the presenter's approach and philosophy, share your insights, and participate in critical conversation.  

Edmodo Code: 56aa9r


Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Dyar

Kimberly Dyar

School Library Media Specialist, Cecil County Public Schools
Metacognition is the key to real learning. As a teacher, I want my students to be able to transfer their understanding and skills to multiple contexts. I try to anchor abstract thoughts in concrete experiences or examples and to dialogue through the whole process so that everything is brought to a metacognitive level at which students can think about their thinking. Currently, primary source analysis is my focus as I seek to implement the... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
333

11:30am

46 Mission Possible: Research Projects with Primary Students

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to conduct research projects with primary students.  During our presentation, we will share examples of primary research with technology projects, in addition to online tools for planning and preparing your own research projects. 

Edmodo Code: h16uz0


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Siderius

Jennifer Siderius

Media Specialist, Frederick County Public Schools
I am currently in my 12th year of teaching. During that time, I have worked as both a high school and elementary school media specialist. Currently, I am a preK-5 elementary school media specialist at New Market Elementary School in New Market, Maryland. I was honored to receive National Board Certification as a media specialist in 2008 and am the proud author of Liven Up Your Library! from Upstart Books. | | I believe that the library... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
335

11:30am

5 iMath: Enhancing the Math Curriculum Using iPads

Participants will be introduced to a variety of activities on the iPad to increase math fluency and practice new skills. The presenter will demonstrate xtramath.org, a website for fluency, how to use QR codes in the classroom, and several different apps for practicing basic operations, fractions, graphs, and solving equations.

Edmodo Code: r0w9za


Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Gentry

Stephanie Gentry

Technology Coordinator, Anne Arundel County, The Harbour School of Annapolis
I love getting students excited about learning. I want students to enjoy math and be engaged in activities. Technology allows me to reach my students using their preferred mode of communication.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
330

11:30am

72 Animation and Digital Storytelling in the Common Core

Participants will become familiar with the elements and techniques of effective digital storytelling, as well as ideas for implementing them in their classrooms.  Learn how to use creativity tools, such as Frames, to original digital stories that include images, effects, background music, and narration.

Edmodo Code: il781d


Speakers
ED

Ella Davani

3rd Grade, Montgomery County Public Schools
avatar for Nadine Shrager

Nadine Shrager

Third Grade Teacher, Montgomery County Public Schools


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
336

11:30am

101 Push Lectures Out of Your Class Time

Replacing lectures with movies and screencasts can seem intimidating, but it doesn't have to be.  In fact, with the right free programs, it can be easy!  Here's how to turn your "but I need to lecture about this" moments into movies for your students to watch outside of the classroom.

Edmodo Code: bqh5jp


Speakers
AS

Aaron Smith

Prince George's County Public Schools


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
322

11:30am

102 Teaching with Your iPad - A Fantastic and Effective Tool

Learn how to teach from anywhere in your room.  Walk around the class while presenting on the screen. Teach from the back of your classroom and add a new dimension to your teaching.  Be right there with your students to help them.

Edmodo Code: zzqre8


Speakers
avatar for Cyril Pruszko

Cyril Pruszko

Tech Ed/Comp Sci Teacher, Eleanor Roosevelt H.S.
I was a science teacher drafted to build back up our computer science courses. Starting with 2 classes of 12 students each, we now have the two most popular courses in the school. Over 300+ students signed up this year to take either "Intro to Computing" or "AP Computer Science". We have a large, active Computer Science Club and 3 Cybersecurity teams that compete nationally. | The key was a combination of the languages and interesting, fun... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
325

11:30am

118 Put Me In, Coach! Supporting Teacher Effectiveness Utilizing Danielson's Framework

How are teachers expected to grow and increase student achievement if they don't have adequate time, resoures, and effective coaches?  Presenters will faciliate discussions based on Charlotte Danielson's text, Implementing the Framework for Teaching in Enhancing Professional Practice. Presenters will share best coaching practices, and supplemental tools such as websites, checklists, and other resources.

Edmodo Code: zk4f93


Speakers
KA

Keith Allshouse

Lead Teacher/Math Intervention, Washington County Public Schools
Co-presenter Jodi Smith | Co-presenter Amy Hilliard


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
323

11:30am

114 Connected Learning: Using Social & Digital Media to Create Engaging Learning Environments

Social media, digital media, and online collaboration tools not only have changed the way we teach and learn, but how we approach our own professional development. This session will discuss the innovative Connected Learning concept and show participants how to leverage social and digital collaborative tools and platforms.

Edmodo Code: dr4y4w


Speakers

Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
305

11:30am

151 Maryland CyberSTEM Academy

The Academy is designed to create a nation-wide cohort of K-12 trained teachers. Selection is highly competitive and is based on teacher qualifications, administrator recommendation, skills assessment, and commitment to deliver a CyberSTEM  after school program or extension unit, or integrate CyberSTEM concepts within their courses. This serves as the cohort kickoff event. 

Edmodo Code: 2yvv75

 


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
301

11:30am

204 Google Activities for Kids!

Google offers a variety of applications that allow students to create, collaborate, and share. In this session, you’ll see some clever activities for students - ideas that are not only quick and easy, but also require creativity and higher-level thinking. Activities will be demonstrated from start to finish, using Google’s free suite of Web 2.0 tools.

Edmodo Code: 65hkrz


Featured
avatar for Tammy Worcester Tang

Tammy Worcester Tang

Distinguished Educator, Author and Presenter, ESSDACK
Tammy Worcester Tang has over twenty-five years of educational experience. She began her career in the classroom, teaching nearly every grade from kindergarten through middle school. Currently, Tammy works for ESSDACK, an educational service center in Kansas, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration. Tammy is extremely innovative and resourceful and specializes in... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
Ballroom 1

11:30am

Learning Forward Maryland Meeting

Learning Forward Maryland members will meet.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm
327/328

1:30pm

1:45pm

332 Inpire Literacy in High School Adolescents

Pearson’s Inspire Literacy (iLit) intervention reading program for struggling readers is designed to meet the national crisis of students who simply cannot read at the appropriate grade level and who, by the time they reach high school, are in danger of dropping out. iLit engages students like no other reading program. The first and only complete instructional solution built and delivered on the iPad, iLit can offer each student
personalized learning support based on their own instructional needs, engaging interactivities, and built-in reward systems that motivate students and track their progress. Please join us to learn more.

Edmodo Code: 2ag48s


Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Rojas

Jennifer Rojas

ELL/Intervention Specialist, Pearson


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45am
318

1:45pm

1600 UDL (Universal Design for Learning) Principles: Preparing Students to be College and Career-Ready

Participants will learn how planning with the UDL (Universal Design for Learning) Principles can assist all students in meeting the challenges of the Common Core State Standards. Connections with Race to the Top, PARCC ( Partnership for College and Career Readiness) Assessments, and the Common Core State Standards will be shared. Resources that motivate and engage students and teachers in leading and learning for the digital age will be highlighted.

Edmodo Code: 9jpq68


Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Wallis

Kathleen Wallis

Supervisor of Elementary Schools & Title I Program, Carroll County Public Schools
Dr.Kathleen Wallis is currently Supervisor of Elementary Schools and the Title I Program for Carroll County Public Schools in Westminster, MD. She has taught every age group from Birth – 20 over the last 26 years. She has served as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, a school-based administrator, and district-level supervisor. She taught graduate reading and assessment courses as an adjunct professor at McDaniel College, and is... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
306

1:45pm

205 Creating and Collecting Digital Work

Gone are the days when students complete a paper worksheet and then turn it in in the wire box on the teachers desk. In today’s world, students are creating digital projects using a variety of tools on computers and mobile devices. In this session, Tammy will demonstrate her favorite apps and tools for students, and then will share a simple solution that will allow the teacher to collect and organize the students' creations.

Edmodo Code: 65hkrz

 


Speakers

Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
319/320

1:45pm

405 Learning Styles and Technology

Learning Styles and Technology - information on learning styles and relevant web 2.0 technologies and activities to support an array in your classroom. 

Edmodo Code: os4kx0


Featured
avatar for Chris O'Neal

Chris O'Neal

Manager, Instructional Design, University of Virginia
Chris O’Neal began his career in Louisiana as an elementary and middle school teacher, then became | a district technology coordinator and eventually State Director of Educational Technology.  During his tenure at the Department of Education, his successful work with the legislature earned him status as an | Honorary State Senator. He is currently at the University of Virginia, in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
327/328

1:45pm

702 A Professional Conversation about Planning & Preparation, the Classroom Environment, and Instructional & Professional Responsibilities

Edmodo Code: mjqhch


Speakers
avatar for Charlotte Danielson

Charlotte Danielson

Danielson Group
Charlotte Danielson, a former economist, is an internationally-recognized expert in the area of teacher effectiveness, specializing in the design of teacher evaluation systems that, while ensuring teacher quality, also promote professional learning. She advises State Education Departments and National Ministries and Departments of Education, both in the United States and overseas. She is in demand as a keynote speaker at national and... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Ballroom 1

1:45pm

901 Becoming a Learning System

Later this year, Learning Forward will release Becoming a Learning System, the follow-up text to the seminal book Becoming a Learning School. The volume will explore how school districts, charter management organizations, and networks of traditional and non-traditional schools can create environments that scale and sustain effective teaching and learning. Participants in this
session will:

·      Explore the assumptions guiding this work and Learning Forward's vision for a learning system;

·      Discuss the changing role of a district or charter management central office in order to support the
work of building leaders and their leadership teams; and

·      Explore the links among a system's focus on standard-based professional learning, improved
practices of teachers and leaders, and increased student learning.

Edmodo Code: 9uyiii


Speakers
avatar for Frederick Brown

Frederick Brown

Director of Strategy and Development, Learning Forward
I'm passionate about learning...for both the adults and the students in our systems!


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
343

1:45pm

105 Museums, Technology, and Professional Development

Museums offer professional development, both online and onsite.  Learn how museums in the Baltimore-Washington area use technology to bring museum's resources to teachers and students.

Edmodo Code: gtyme6


Speakers
MB

Mary Beth Bauernschub

School Librarian, Prince George's County Public Schools
I am a school librarian and member of the 4-6 Black Eyed Susan Nominating committee. I am a life long learner. I love going to workshops at museums, the Library of Congress, and the National Archives. I enjoy working with the Teacher Artist Institute (TAI) where I mentor artists who want to work with students.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
334

1:45pm

11 Using eBooks to Engage Students in Interactive Learning

Come and explpore the recently published digital storybook, Children's Lives at Colonial London Town, created bvy Anne Arundel County Teachers.  Bring history to life with 21st century learning through this interactice eBook that allows instruction to entend beyond the classroom walls. 

Edmodo Code: 4q46nn

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Carol Thornton

Carol Thornton

School Librarian, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Recently participated in the Teaching American History Grant program through UMBC. The elementary group created an e-book "Children's Lives at Colonial London Town" Have also attended several history workshops during the summers including the "George Washington's Teachers Institute" at Mount Vernon and "James Madison and the War of 1812" at Montpelier. Besides history I love running, biking, and yoga. Will be running the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
331

1:45pm

111 Using iBooks Author and an iPad for Dynamic Illustration in Algebra I

Co-presenter Austin Ewachiw

Roy Lobdell is piloting innovative instruction in Algebra 1, using iBooks Authoring to supplement classroom teaching. Learn more about this pilot program that is designed to explore the feasibillity of increasing student achievement by giving students access to dynamic illustrations of mathematical concepts. 

Edmodo Code: 544c9z


Speakers
RL

Roy Lobdell

Archdiocese of Baltimore
Calvert College High School


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
332

1:45pm

13 Cosmic Times Media Mash-Up

Co-presenter Barb Matson

Using NASA's Cosmic Times educational product, technology, and project/problem-based learning, this multimedia unit offers step-by-step procedures to engage students in the big questions of the universe. 

Edmodo Code: aa50y5


Speakers
avatar for Geraldine Cvetic

Geraldine Cvetic

Media Specialist, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Co-presenter Barb Matson | | I am passionate about adventure be it a serendipitous afternoon somewhere close to home or far away travel. Learning for me is exciting and learning with others is fun!


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
338

1:45pm

19 Implementing a Paperless Classroom Using Tablet Technology

Loch Raven Technical Academy has implemented a pilot Paperless Classroom with select classes.  This session will explain how we planned and selected hardware and software for the pilot, as well as how our initial deployment has worked so far.  

Edmodo Code: krw92v


Speakers
avatar for Alex Wolf

Alex Wolf

Facilitator, Office of Digital Learning
Expanding tech in instruction! Loving the potential of tablets, especially in a 1-1 setting.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
329

1:45pm

22 Core Building: Writing with LEGO Story Starters

The presentation will demonstrate how a diverse student population that includes different abilities, races, and gender, works in teams to strengthen literacy skills that are aligned with the Common Core Curriculum. Participants will discuss implementation strategies, funding, tips for growing and maintaining the program.  

Edmodo Code: jmbi1q


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
321

1:45pm

24 Kindergarteners Tweeting Their Way Through CCSS

Kindergarteners from a Baltimore County elementary school participated in a twitter-based virtual exchange with a school in Hamilton, Canada. Participants will explore how they might implement a Kindergarten Around the World program in their schools.

Edmodo Code: ewcypi


Speakers
SH

Shannan Harzarik

Baltimore County Public Schools
Co-presenter Allison Cook | Co-presenter Douglas Elmendorf


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
326

1:45pm

312 The Digital Classroom: The Continuing Adventure

This workshop examines what the digital classroom of the 21st Century should look like.  It focuses on three major aspects:  Digital Content – what does the content used in our classroom look like and what is available for digital use; Digital Tools – an overview of some of the digital tools available to teachers, students and schools; and Digital Best Practices – a look at some of the non-negotiable in the digital classroom.  Participants will leave with tools and ideas they can immediately integrate into the classroom!

Edmodo Code: 19s4bb


Speakers
DW

DJ West

McGraw-Hill Education


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
335

1:45pm

378 Digital Literacy for PARCC and CCSS

PARCC will require technology-based interactive tools to produce responses.  Learn how Learning.com will support students and teachers for success! Don't wait to measure success of digital literacy skills.


Speakers

Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
304

1:45pm

51 Maryland's Teacher Evaluation Project

Dave Volrath      Project Lead

Ben Feldman      Field test Specialist

Linda Burgee      Student Learning Objective Specialist

Laura Motel        Communications Specialist

Ilene Swirnow     Professional Development Specialist

Joe Freed

Frank Stetson

 

Members of the MSDE’s Teacher and Principal Evaluation Team will provide up to date feedback on the status of Maryland’s Teacher Evaluation Project.    A look at local evaluation model variations along with the initial results of the statewide field tests will be shared.  Particular attention will be given to the positioning of LEAs as they move into full implementation for SY 2103-2014 and the role of the teacher in the evaluation process.  

Edmodo Code: 2yi8a8

 


Speakers
DV

David Volrath

Maryland State Department of Education


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
322

1:45pm

63 So Long, PowerPoint!

Explore new online presentation tools that are at the same time dynamic, eye-catching, and effective. Tools like Prezi, SlideRocket, PowToon, and Projegt.  These Tools may make you wave "goodbye" to PowerPoint forever!

Edmodo Code: 633n4a


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Winner

Matthew Winner

Library Media Specialist, Howard County Public Schools
I'm an elementary school librarian, author of the Busy Librarian blog, and host of the Let's Get Busy podcast. Talk to me about video games, graphic novels, or children's literature and we just might never stop.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
333

1:45pm

64 Differentiated Interactive Learning Games on Quia

Would your students love interactive internet based games?  Will they do better with differentiated activities that help them move from where they are to where they should be?  Would you love it if they loved it and you wouldn’t have to make all the activities? And if you wanted to make the games, you could, and use them forever or modify them when needed!   Then Quia is for you.  Quia is home to more than 3,000,000 interactive, internet-based, differentiated games and quizzes on every subject to be practiced anywhere.  No copy machines:)  Work easy!

Edmodo Code: 9pjq1j


Speakers
KP

Kathleen Pepin

teacher French/Spanish, Howard County Public School System
I love technology and learning to do more and more with it. It's such a great teaching and sharing tool. | | With my interest in world languages and culture, I love Europe, having lived in Germany near France for 9 years.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
336

1:45pm

71 Unveiling History: Exploring America's Past

Unveiling History: Exploring America’s Past, A Teaching American History Project is a partnership between school systems and George Mason University designed to increase the use of primary sources for instruction and the development of student historical thinking skills through traditional and digital resources.  The interactive Unveiling History site has resources, lessons, videos, primary source activities, and teacher discussions about teaching using these resources.  Participants will see the web-site and how it works and take part in a primary source activity that they can use with their students.

Edmodo Code: veq4k3


Speakers
avatar for Laura  Brown

Laura Brown

Media Specialist, Wheaton High School
I was born and raised in Detroit, MI and to me that will always be a time for that was extra special and it does hurt me that the city and it's citizens are facing such difficult times right now. What I am most passionate about are opportunities for learning and engagement. Everyone should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams and passions, and when they do, society benefits. I love being a library media specialist and technology... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
337

1:45pm

86 Using the Black-Eyed Susan Books in Your 6-12 Classroom

Learn how the Black-Eyed Susan books for grades 6-12 can fit into classrooms other than English.  Members of the selection committee will introduce selected titles from next school year's book nominations, along with curricular connections, and lesson activity ideas. 

Edmodo Code: ee7trd


Speakers
MS

Margaret Shaffer

MASL
Co-presenter Debra Van Gelder


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
330

1:45pm

75 Technology Integration: What, How, Who?

This session will focus on ways to create teacher "buy-in" and support for utilizing technology tools in the classroom. Administrators will view different levels of technology integration in a classroom, and then engage in meaningful discussio regarding ways they can support higher-level uses of technology in their schools.  

Edmodo Code: qq5v5i


Speakers

Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
325

1:45pm

83 QM: A Road Map of Quality Online Course Design

Are you struggling to provide quality online courses for your students that are not only engaging by instructionally sound?  Learn how Quality Matters (QM), a nationally recognized program with a focus on continuous improvement and quality course design, can help.  Become familiar with the QM research-based rubric, the course review process, and PD opportunities in the design and review of online courses.

Edmodo Code: vgx5cr


Speakers
avatar for Christine Voelker

Christine Voelker

K12 Program Manager, Quality Matters Program
Christine Voelker is the K12 Program Manager for the Quality Matters™ Program. She has been involved with K12 education for nearly 20 years, serving as a library media specialist at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She has designed and facilitated many professional development workshops and courses both face to face and online, with a focus on technology integration. From 2009 - 2012, Christine managed a statewide Title IID... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
323

1:45pm

152 Maryland CyberSTEM Academy

The Academy is designed to create a nation-wide cohort of K-12 trained teachers. Selection is highly competitive and is based on teacher qualifications, administrator recommendation, skills assessment, and commitment to deliver a CyberSTEM  after school program or extension unit, or integrate CyberSTEM concepts within their courses. This serves as the cohort kickoff event. 

Edmodo Code: 2yvv75

 


Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
301

1:45pm

56 Some Classrooms Are More Equal Than Others: The Second-Level Digital Divide

The first-level digital divide is all about having stuff, and school staff can claim success about the amount of stuff they have.  But are we fooling outselves if we believe that we have achieved real equity across schools, across classrooms, and among students?  Find out about the second-level digital divide.

Edmodo Code: l73wz7


Speakers

Wednesday April 24, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
305

3:00pm

206 Digital Portfolios Made Easy

Have you thought about implementing digital portfolios, but weren't sure what tools and procedures to use? In this session, you'll discover how a couple of simple "tricks" can turn a Google Blog into the perfect interface for a digital portfolio.

Edmodo Code:65hkrz


Featured
avatar for Tammy Worcester Tang

Tammy Worcester Tang

Distinguished Educator, Author and Presenter, ESSDACK
Tammy Worcester Tang has over twenty-five years of educational experience. She began her career in the classroom, teaching nearly every grade from kindergarten through middle school. Currently, Tammy works for ESSDACK, an educational service center in Kansas, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration. Tammy is extremely innovative and resourceful and specializes in... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
319/320

3:00pm

117 Typers of Swipers: Leverage the Tech You Have

From 1 to 1 programs to BYOD (bring your own device), technology is present in all schools.  In this session, we will look at all devices from cell phones and iPads, to tablets, to laptop computers.  Leverage what you have, regardless of sophistication; any device can become a powerful learning tool.

Edmodo Code: w34q1k


Speakers
avatar for Eric Moseley

Eric Moseley

Instructional Technology Facilitator, Talbot County Public Schools


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
337

3:00pm

26 "Like" the SAT: Taking SAT Prep Social

Co-presenter Rob Covert

Find out how we harnessed the power of social media to create an advertising and SAT Prep BLITZ for our students, giving them 24/7 access to materials and vital SAT information.  Come learn how we did it and get ideas for your own building!

Edmodo Code: dgtmt0


Speakers
AC

Adam Carney

Baltimore County Public Schools
Co-presenter Rob Covert


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
331

3:00pm

30 Pixie 3 Creativity and Collaboration for Today's Learner

Explore new ways you can use Pixie 3 to unlock learning to build thinking skills within the framework of the Common Core Standards.  Learn how to use the real-time "Share Projects" tool for collaboration to improve student learning and how video projects, interactive stories, and animations can motivate 21st century learners to produce their best work.

Edmodo Code: utz3m8


Speakers
avatar for Sonya Swift

Sonya Swift

Library Media Specialist, Baltimore County Public Schools
avatar for Jennifer Weaver

Jennifer Weaver

Resource Teacher, Baltimore County Public Schools
I love working as an instructional technology resource teacher because I have the opportunity to work with a large number of teachers and students in many different schools. I bring to my job a passion for and understanding of technology as well as a visual arts background.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
324

3:00pm

301 Don't Go Craz-E: Finding & Using eBooks & Online Databases VIA One Portal

Dive into the hottest topic in the world of education today-eBooks.  Yes, they're here to stay, so let's figure out how you can find the best ones for your school and get students to use them.  Attendees will see and listen to examples of eBooks and online databases to understand what makes each publisher's content unique.  Find out why these exciting new products are capturing the imaginations of even the most reluctant readers.  We have the answers to your questions, so join us as we explore the world of eBooks!

Edmodo Code: bz98g3


Speakers
avatar for MACKIN

MACKIN

Sales Consultant, Mackin Educational Resources
Mackin Educational Resources is a complete one-source service providing virtually any book, eBook, audio, DVD, CD-Rom or educational software in print for libraries and classrooms.  All orders receive FREE processing, FREE cataloging and FREE shipping.  Our goal is to make things less complicated for librarians and teachers, and we achieve it with thousands of customers around the world every day.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
334

3:00pm

302 eRead and Report: Ignite Your Instruction With eBooks!

With twenty-first century schools turning to eBooks as a source for library and classroom materials, educators are looking for high impact ways to effectively integrate eBooks across the curriculum. During this session, we will focus on how using eBooks supports the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts, with a special focus on informational text and text complexity. We will demonstrate and provide tools and strategies for independent reading, small and whole group instruction, and English language learners.

Edmodo Code: ntcmzz


Speakers
avatar for Luana Mitten

Luana Mitten

Education Specialist Editor, Taylor Book Group, Inc./Rourke Media
Access to books and literacy for all learners. I love story but nonfiction is my passion. There's something about figuring out how to engage and support readers while introducing them to new information that is a wonderful challenge to me.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
322

3:00pm

304 Individualized Math Resources for CCSS

This presentation showcasing Mathletics will explore how online math resources are shaping the way the Common Core State Standards for mathematics can being taught while engaging students through individualized and adaptive experiences. 

Edmodo Code: 4it72q


Speakers
avatar for Lee Flinkelstein

Lee Flinkelstein

Regional Manager, Northeast, 3P Learning Mathletics
An avowed lifelong learner with a tremendously varied professional experience which suits me and my deep curiosity well. A systems thinker with an ability to understand what an audience really wants. On the personal side, I have a yearning and need to be outdoors in open spaces, which can occaisionally be challenging living in Philadelphia. | | My passions run deep when it comes to helping teachers teach their students better. I have... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
305

3:00pm

337 Using Master Scored Classroom Videos to Improve Observer Proficiency

Another great Teachscape session!


Speakers
CS

Charisse Smith

Teachscape


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
311

3:00pm

34 This Isn't Your Grandma's Textbook

This session will discuss different instructional solutions for your district's digital plan.  Whatever your decide, whenever you need support, McGraw-Hill has the solution.  Join us for a discussion that will make your Grandmother's dream a reality.

Edmodo Code: 4kk438


Speakers
DW

DJ West

McGraw-Hill Education


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
335

3:00pm

356 Connect and Collaborate with Edmodo

Edmodo Code: 6yem52


Speakers

Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
323

3:00pm

36 Oh, Discovery Education! How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways!

Can you think of 100+ ways to love the multitude of video, audio, image, text, and STEM resources from Discovery Education STREAMING? Come to this session to explore a cornucopia of creative integration strategies for using Discovery Education media to support Common Core implementation inside and outside of the classroom. Also, (Re?)introduce yourself to an amazing network of like-minded educators focused on transforming traditional teaching and learning practices!

Edmodo Code: kdm0rg


Speakers
avatar for Max Brooks

Max Brooks

Discovery
Max is a life-long learner/sharer who pulls inspiration from all things 'techucational'…like robotics, making movies, and proving what learners know with eportfolios. His roots as a classroom educator, department coordinator, and technology facilitator in Washington, DC assist him in working with schools and districts to support their teaching and learning initiatives. The “print-to-digital” transition is full of challenging... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
326

3:00pm

375 How to Use Interactive Lessons in a Differentiated Classroom

Chrissy will provide resources to incorporate interactive lessons for effective instruction to students at
varying levels, and who require different learning methods to achieve their objectives.


Speakers

Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
318

3:00pm

42 Using Technology for Stream Assessment

Teachers will learn how to incorporate GPS units, Geospatial Technology and inquiry methods and technology to conduct a stream study to enrich content in environmental literacy.  Presenters will use GPS units and Google Earth to demonstrate effectiveness and supply visual aids of students works in progress.  Presenters will share projects completed or in progress at schools in Cecil County and share their methods that have helped them to achieve success in increasing student engagement and relevance.

Edmodo Code: bapgo9


Speakers
FC

Frank Cardo

Cecil County Public Schools
Co-presenter Shauna Newcomb


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
330

3:00pm

49 Practical Use of Laptops and Tablets in the ELA Classroom

This session will include how tablets and latops can be utlized in the secondary English classroom.  Programs and apps such as Edmodo, Dilgo, Subtext, Voicethread, and others will be shared. 

Edmodo Code: 5vtxk3


Speakers
avatar for Brittney Garst

Brittney Garst

English / Reading Intervention Teacher, Frederick County Public Schools
Co-presenter Nicole Cafarelli


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
332

3:00pm

63 So Long, PowerPoint!

Explore new online presentation tools that are at the same time dynamic, eye-catching, and effective. Tools like Prezi, SlideRocket, PowToon, and Projegt.  These Tools may make you wave "goodbye" to PowerPoint forever!

Edmodo Code: 633n4a


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Winner

Matthew Winner

Library Media Specialist, Howard County Public Schools
I'm an elementary school librarian, author of the Busy Librarian blog, and host of the Let's Get Busy podcast. Talk to me about video games, graphic novels, or children's literature and we just might never stop.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
343

3:00pm

88 Duck, Duck, Google and More!

Join us on a quacktastic adventure as we dive into Geography and more!  Using the classic, Make Way for Ducklings, ducks will paddle their way through the year assisting students with Google Earth, Geo-caching, globe-trotting, and more!  Yes, "Life is Ducky" with students!

Edmodo Code: 3zccfk


Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Phillips

Cheryl Phillips

Instructional Technology Coach, Saunders Middle School
Cheryl, an avid Washington Capitals Hockey fan, is an Instructional Technology Coach at Pennington School in Prince William County, Virginia, a Google Certified Teacher, Discovery Star Educator, Tech4Learning Innovated and NET*s Certified. Cheryl started as a classroom teacher having taught kindergarten, 2nd grade, 4th and 5th grade. Her instructional technology career has been going on fourteen years. Currently, Cheryl is with Saunders... Read More →


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
333

3:00pm

99 Flip Your Classroom with Peanut Butter and Jelly

What is a Flipped Classroom?  The session will focus on recording a lesson with MSART board technology and other screencasting programs (peanut butter) and attaching that recording to Safari Montage (jelly). Learn how to use the Safari Montage Creation Station to store recorded lessons that can be sent to students via email and Edmodo.

Edmodo Code: 2sbhrl


Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Oelkers

Kimberly Oelkers

Prince George's County Public Schools


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
306

3:00pm

90 Digital Literacy for PARCC and CCSS

PARCC will require technology-based interactive tools to produce responses.  Learn how Learning.com will support students and teachers for success! Don't wait to measure success of digital literacy skills.

Edmodo Code: 5qxowm


Speakers
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Kathy Scott

Territory Manager, Learning.com
Position at Company ABC.


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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3:00pm

153 Maryland CyberSTEM Academy

The Academy is designed to create a nation-wide cohort of K-12 trained teachers. Selection is highly competitive and is based on teacher qualifications, administrator recommendation, skills assessment, and commitment to deliver a CyberSTEM  after school program or extension unit, or integrate CyberSTEM concepts within their courses. This serves as the cohort kickoff event. 

Edmodo Code: 2yvv75

 


Wednesday April 24, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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