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Check out the Edu-Rock Stars presenting at CTC 2017!
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Innovation Spaces: Rethinking Learning Environments By Kevin Wright
In this session you will learn about William Penn's process of transforming their library into a multimedia technology center. The session will involve a brief presentation covering the early stages of design, research and planning, library pack up and technology selection. The session will conclude with an opportunity to tour the space and have a chance to use some of the new technologies.
What's the Difference? F2F, Hybrid, and Online Learning By Kristen Barnello
This research based presentation will explore how students learn differently in different environments. Special attention will be drawn to the shift from face-to-face (F2F) settings to hybrid and online settings and the impacts on student outcomes.
Incorporate Virtual Reality into your Educational Environments By James Wheatley
James Wheatley will inspire us all by demonstrating how to incorporate virtual reality in a variety of environments including the classroom, labs, creative spaces, media rooms and more. With over 100 hours spent inside the virtual world himself, James will show us numerous experiences that will make you a believer of Virtual Reality as well as what the future holds in terms of Virtual and Augmented Reality. James Wheatley is an educator and the creator and owner of VRWheatley.com. As a teaching specialist for the University of Delaware, James has had unique access to students, teachers, and the public utilizing this technology.
Using G-Suite to engage students in an Active Citizen Project By Jacqueline McCarthy
This PD session will show teachers how to use G-Suite to get students to engage in PBL. The active citizen project emphasizes the 4c's of learning (collaboration, communication, critical thinking, & creativity) & the use of technology in the classroom.
Teaching with TLC (Technology Linked Collaboration) By Roselynn Burke
Often, when you think about individualizing student experiences, especially involving technology, the image of a kid facing a computer not interacting with his peers around him come to mind. But that's not the case! In this session, we will discuss the use of technology to create an individualized student experience without losing the human touch of collaboration. Ideas and examples will be shared.
Hacking Primary By Regina Mulvena and Joe Parrett
Using Tech and toys to increase engagement and foster independence in young students. Attendees will explore strategies for using I-Pads, Legos, Smartboard, Ozobots, Puppets, and other materials with their students.
Green Screening AKA Dude Where's My Class? By Regina Mulvena and Joe Parrett
Engagement, fun, a student craves not these things. But, for the rest of us who teach normal kids finding a hook for a lesson is essential. Green screening is a powerful tool, and an enticing hook. It’s also simple to do. All it takes is a phone or I-pad, an App, a creative mind, and a desire to up the engagement level in your class. Bring a device, come in and learn the basics of green screening from two elementary teachers, have a chance to explore with a green screen and brainstorm with others participants on how to best use this exciting tool.
Celebrating Student Voice By Laura Thompson
Want to enhance the way that students can express their learning? Want to hit those Speaking and Listening Standards? Want to improve student communication? We’ll explore video response systems such as ReCap and FlipGrid as ways to enhance student learning and idea development. See student examples and create your own. Set up the environment with these free web-based platforms and your students can use them on Monday!
Increase Writing Instruction Effectiveness with PEG Writing, Automated Essay Evaluation
By Laura Thomspon and Josh Wilson
Learn about how computers score student writing with automated essay scoring . Discover research that has shown the effectiveness of using PEG Writing, and results of research conducted in Colonial and Red Clay school districts. Explore the ways in which this program has been used in a 3rd classroom to increase student engagement, volume of student writing, and the effectiveness of writing conferences.
Drones, Robotics, and Coding in Elementary...Oh MY! By Colleen Hoban
Learning to code or coding to learn. Integrating coding into the classroom is not as hard or as scary as you think. Use drones, robotics, and apps to allow students to show what they know in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies! Learn how to obtain these tools for your classroom on loan! Student examples will be shared and teachers will have time to explore coding themselves!
How to Make Your Life Easier By Douglas Timm
In this presentation, I will show you some habits I have formed, tools I use, and other little suggestions to help in your efficiency of tasks. This will help you free up time to do more important work.
GooseChaseEdu Scavenger Hunts: Missions Accomplished! By Lisa Mims and Joyce Lester
GooseChaseEdu Scavenger Hunts is a simple way to gamify your classroom. Create educational “missions” for your students to complete in teams. Gear your missions to whatever subject you are teaching, and let the teams go! Mix educational content with fun, and watch your students scramble to complete the hunt in the allotted time. (i.e. Solve a word problem followed by videotaped Karaoke in the hallway.) Watch their competitive spirit as they work to beat the clock. Bask in the glow of the collaboration exhibited as they work through their mission. GooseChaseEdu, missions with a purpose!
A Crash Course in Innovation By Chris Aviles
For some reason, we think innovation just happens. The truth is innovation is a process that takes deliberate practice. In this session, I will walk you through the design process I use to take my teaching to the next level. Join me to learn how to turn knowledge into action and make your classroom a better place to be.
Technology For Tomorrow By Two Guys Who Sort of Know What They're Doing
As more technology and blending learning strategies are brought into our school too often the professional development is not easily implemented. We aim to provide administrators and teacher leaders with a bank of pedagogically strong digital strategies that can be implemented into classrooms immediately. The instructors will explain how technology does not need to be overwhelming and that strong pedagogical practices can be easily integrated using technology. Then participants will receive ten technology based strategies that can be implemented tomorrow
Maker's Mark By Sarah Cuje, Jenn Cella, and Mary Grace Flowers
Come play, tinker, and explore in our Makerspace! We love to chat about innovation.
Breaking Down Barriers With Schoology By James Weeks
By using many of the features found within Schoology, teachers can create assessments tailored to the individual needs and IEP accommodations of students. Personalized Schoology activities discreetly give students the supports they need to be successful in class, while taking a lot of the in-class work off of the teacher. Participants in this session will review helpful Schoology features then have a chance to update a previously made assessment.
Making Exit Tickets Exciting! By Greg Napoleon and Cassie Rogin
We will show educators three different ways to introduce technology into exit tickets that will make them fun and exciting!
1:1 T^3: Trials, Tribulations and Tips By James Comegys and Karen Ammann
Jim Comegys and Karen Ammann will lead a discussion about Red Clay’s experiences rolling out Chromebooks in a 1:1 Initiative. They will share with participants the processes that Red Clay developed as they moved Chromebooks into their 3-12th grade classrooms. Jim and Karen will discuss their decision making process and will open the discussion for questions and suggestions, as well as share resources. While they will provide an overview of their experiences in transitioning Red Clay to 1:1, Jim and Karen will also share valuable “lessons learned”. All levels of experience and job types can participate.
Google: Collaborate and Communicate More Efficiently By James Comegys and Karen Ammann
This session is designed to support district administration, school leaders, and support teams in effectively using GSuite (formerly Google Apps for Education) to collaborate and communicate more effectively. Participants will be learn how G Suite can be used to share documents for collaboration, collect information quickly, communicate changes in real time and how it can be used with existing Microsoft applications.
Edison - Robotics for Everyone By Jen Ashby
Join me as we get hands on with Edison, the super affordable educational robot. We'll take a look at the free lesson plans he comes with, as well as all the ways to program him. Oh, and the best part...he's LEGO compatible! I guarantee you'll want Edison in your classroom after this session!
Taking Schoology to the Next Level By Sarah Cuje and Lauren McCool
Take Schoology to the next level by creating playlists using "Student Completion Rules" and differentiate materials by "Individually Assigning" tasks to specific kids or groups. To make the most out of this session, please bring a laptop or device and join our Tech Conference Schoology Course: N74N6-2S5SH (access code)
Dsylexia and Technology in the Classroom By Sandra Paul
In prior years, Dyslexia was thought to be a special education/disability issue and many times was misdiagnosed by many educators. With the recent brain research, Dyslexia is now thought of as a learning order. As defined by EIDA.org , it is "a general term for disorders that involve difficulty in learning to read or interpret words, letters, and other symbols, but that do not affect general intelligence". In this presentation, we will look at the changes that are happening with the use of technology on understanding dyslexia and how educators can use technology to assist students to be successful in the classroom.
What Language Do You Speak? Coding for ALL By Sandra Paul
Coding/Computer Science has become very prominent recently especially with many teachers using Hour of Code within their lessons once per year or including code.org within their curriculum. We will be exploring coding in math, science, language arts and other subjects. In this session it will be suggested that coding should be done consistently in instructional process from PreK thru 12 grade.
Empowering Learners of All Levels By Katy Corey and Chrissie McLean
In today's classrooms a wide range of learners is the norm. Trying to satisfy the educational needs of each person could be a daunting task. Utilizing technology, collaborating with other professionals to develop best practices, and empowering students to own their learning is what this session is all about!