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Tuesday, January 30
 

TBA

The Art of Reflection in the Classroom: Using Technology to Help Students Reflect and Build on their Learning
Formal opportunities for reflection allow us to pause, look back, and analyze the points we can and should improve upon as we move forward. Great teachers regularly engage in reflection, if our first lesson of the day did not go well, we reflect back on what needs improvement and adjust to ensure that the same mistakes do not happen again. If, as teachers, we use the power of reflection to improve student learning, then it should be important to promote reflection with our students. In this session we will explore how technology can help students in the reflection process. We will look at strategies, apps, and web tools that will assist students in the reflection process, and allow them to grow as learners.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Ben began his career as a social studies teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and lead the district’s iPad pilot program and redesigned his own curriculum. After four years of teaching, Ben assumed the role of Director of Technology for the Morrison School District. In th... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 TBA
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Virtual Reality In EDU
With the rapidly changing landscape of Virtual Reality and the reality of classroom integration, this session will explore the implications of virtual reality in a classroom setting as well as a the tools and resources that are readily available to begin integrating this potentially transformative technology. From consumption to creation session attendees will walk away with both a framework and tools to begin exploring pre-created VR content and VR as a storytelling platform.

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avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabi... Read More →


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Be Internet Awesome: Helping students be safe, confident explorers of the online world
To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make safe, smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital safety and citizenship so they can explore the online world with confidence. In this session, Connor Regan (Program Lead) will share how and why the program was created, as well as an overview of its various resources. You'll also be able to get your game on with a hands-on product demo and Q&A session.

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avatar for Connor Regan

Connor Regan

Be Internet Awesome
Connor serves as Program Lead on Be Internet Awesome, a new program from Google that aims to help kids be safe, confident explorers of the online world. He is passionate about technology and educational equity, and is a strong supporter of America's public schools. Outside his role at Google, he serves on the board of Best Buddies California, an organization dedicated to building opportunity for friendship, employment and inclusion for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Connor hails from sunny Southern California and received his Bachelors in Learning... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 TBA
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Creating Interactive Learning Experiences for Elementary Classrooms with G Suite EDU
Our youngest students do NOT need to be left behind in the G Suite classroom. From writing and narrating a story to exploring new ideas to reflecting on their learning process in a digital portfolio, the Chromebook offers a variety of opportunities for engaging young learners. In this session, we will explore ways teachers can create interactive activities with Google Docs, Google Slides, Google Drawings, as well as audio recording and screencasting tools.

Speakers
avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Avra is an instructor and Director of Online Learning for EdTechTeacher. She is an authorized Google Education Trainer, former Instructional Technology Coordinator, and elementary classroom teacher. Avra has spent over 20 years helping students and teachers discover exciting ways... Read More →


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Fostering Creativity with iPad
Fostering Creativity with iPad shows educators how to engage students in the creative process using multiple iOS apps in a connected workflow. We will explore Apple’s creativity suite of apps and innovative ways to use them on the iPad. 

Cultivate student curiosity and let creativity blossom with iPad. Versatile and mobile, iPad includes apps and features that let educators and their students write, record, sketch, and gather inspiration from others and the world around them. And when multiple apps and features come together in a connected workflow, educators and their students have all the tools needed to share compelling learning stories as poets, engineers, musicians, and filmmakers. 

This session is designed to help educators show their students how they can use iPad to support creativity. It focuses on three phases of the creative process—brainstorming, gathering inspirational resources, and telling compelling stories—that can help make learning more meaningful for students. Educators will find this process helpful in establishing a structure that will foster creativity in their classrooms and allow their students the freedom to use iPad to express learning in innovative ways.

Speakers
avatar for Mason Mason

Mason Mason

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Mason, M. Ed. is an Education Technology National Instructor at EdTechTeacher, Inc. and an Ed.D. student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is passionate about helping educators transform teaching and learning through technology integration and closing the digi... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 TBA
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Google Add-Ons & Chrome Extensions for Research, Writing & Feedback
Discover some of the best Google Add-Ons and Extensions that provide an excellent array of research, writing and editing tools perfect for laptop, desktop, and Chromebook classrooms. Also learn strategies that promote more effective teacher feedback and guidance. Among the tools featured include: WriteWell for Google Docs, Google Explore, SAS Writing Reviser, VideoNot.es, Screencastify, and others. Examine how educators make the most of tools that extend Google capabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Tom Daccord, Director and Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher, has worked with schools, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as an educational technology speaker and instructor. He has authored three books and writes regul... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 TBA
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Six-Word Story, Six Unique Shots: Enhancing Writing Through Multimedia
Explore an activity that brings the writing process to life with digital storytelling. A simple six-word story, created as a video with six unique camera shots, allows students the ability to tell a powerful visual story. This presentation will guide educators through a unique project that addresses the fundamentals of media literacy, filmmaking, and the digital storytelling process.

Speakers
avatar for Don Goble

Don Goble

Don Goble is an award-winning Multimedia Instructor at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Don speaks internationally at education conferences, conventions, and professional development workshops offering educators innovative ways to incorporate video, multim... Read More →


Tuesday January 30, 2018 TBA
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Scaling Innovation: Action Steps for School and District Leaders
Developing and scaling transformative teaching and learning with technology requires a collaborative, strategic approach to innovation. Tom will provide guidance and examples of actions steps that leaders can take to leverage technology in ways that personalize instruction and promote deeper learning for all students.

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avatar for Tom  Driscoll

Tom Driscoll

Instructor, EdTechTeacher


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8:00am

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Tuesday January 30, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
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Wednesday, January 31
 

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Artificial Intelligence & EdTech
With Articificial Intelligence poised to have an impact in many facets of our society, it is critical that we begin to consider and explore the implications for AI in education and the classroom. The session will explore the current state of AI and will be an entry point to begin the discussion about where AI is going in education in the near future.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabi... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 TBA
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Enhancing Productivity with iPad
Maximize learning time and help students focus on meaningful tasks using iPad. Powerful and versatile, iPad includes apps and features that let you and your students manage and prioritize everyday tasks. And when multiple apps and features come together in a connected workflow, you can show your students that they have all the tools they need to get and stay organized, streamline learning processes, and save time so they can be more engaged in learning.

Speakers
avatar for Mason Mason

Mason Mason

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Mason, M. Ed. is an Education Technology National Instructor at EdTechTeacher, Inc. and an Ed.D. student at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is passionate about helping educators transform teaching and learning through technology integration and closing the digi... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 TBA
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Foster Creativity in your Classroom using Chrome Apps and Extensions
G Suite for Education and Chrome Extensions provide creative and collaborative learning opportunities for laptop, desktop, and Chromebook classrooms. Learn some of the best uses of Google Drive Add-Ons and explore helpful Chrome apps and extensions. Among the tools featured are Soundtrap, Kami, VideoNot.es, Screencastify, and many others! Examine how educators make the most of tools that extend Google capabilities and plan effectively for integration strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Sondgeroth

Ben Sondgeroth

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Ben began his career as a social studies teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and lead the district’s iPad pilot program and redesigned his own curriculum. After four years of teaching, Ben assumed the role of Director of Technology for the Morrison School District. In th... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 TBA
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iPads & Video AppSmashing
App-Smashing is the process of using multiple apps to create, modify, remix, edit and publish content that could not have been created with just one app. Integrating the power and flexibility of the iPad iOS, appsmashing with video in particular provides students and teachers the ability to create truly remarkable content on an iPad. In this session, participants will learn app-smash possibilities with a small but versatile app toolkit that facilitates student-created content. Apps used will include, but are not limited to, iMovie, Explain Everything, Tellagami, Shadow Puppet Edu, Green Screen and Book Creator.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Tom Daccord, Director and Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher, has worked with schools, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as an educational technology speaker and instructor. He has authored three books and writes regul... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 TBA
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Using G-Suite for Digital Differentiation
Moving from an analog environment to a digital one has never been more important or easier. It can be challenging to design learning experiences which allow students voice and choice while providing opportunities to support diverse learning styles. Digital differentiation using G-Suite, allows information to be presented in multiple ways and encourages students to take ownership of their learning. In this session, participants will learn strategies to enhance student access, provide for differentiation and student productivity with G Suite for EDU.

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avatar for Rosey McQuillan

Rosey McQuillan

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Rosey McQuillan is an Assistive Technology Specialist and an Instructor for EdTech Teacher with over 30 year of teaching experience. She works directly with students and educators to make curriculum accessible to all learners and provides opportunities for students to demonstrate... Read More →
avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Instructor, EdTechTeacher
Avra is an instructor and Director of Online Learning for EdTechTeacher. She is an authorized Google Education Trainer, former Instructional Technology Coordinator, and elementary classroom teacher. Avra has spent over 20 years helping students and teachers discover exciting ways... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 TBA
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Developing Citizen Journalists: Helping students create and share stories
Explore effective tips and strategies to empower your students as citizen journalists. Learn important interviewing skills that will help your students share the stories of your class, school, and community. Use simple apps, along with free content on iTunes U to support the creation of informational texts for your videos using the built-in media resources on iPad.

Speakers
avatar for Don Goble

Don Goble

Don Goble is an award-winning Multimedia Instructor at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Don speaks internationally at education conferences, conventions, and professional development workshops offering educators innovative ways to incorporate video, multim... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 TBA
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Is All This Innovation Working? Evaluating New Initiatives in Schools
Every important new initiative in schools should be regularly evaluated to see if its actually changing learning experiences and outcomes for students. If your school has launched a one-to-one program with iPads or Chromebooks, built a Maker space, conducted professional development around design thinking, or made new apps or software available to your teachers and students, then people in your school should be taking stock to see how these investments of time and resources are having an impact on kids' lives and learning. In this session, we'll evaluate a variety of strategies--surveys, interviews, instructional rounds, and looking at student work--that help school communities come together to evaluate innovation and use formative program assessment to improve teaching and learning.

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avatar for Justin Reich

Justin Reich

Asst. Professor, MIT


Wednesday January 31, 2018 TBA
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8:00am

Keynote: Educated By Design: Discovering The Potential In The Unconventional
In Education today, creativity is still an add-on. We define it by artistic talent, hindering many from ever attempting to discover their “creative” potential. In 2017, spending on media creation is set to top $600 billion in the US alone. Fortune 500 companies are shifting their view of creative tendencies from a “nice to have” to a “must have”. How can we prepare our students to design solutions to challenges that result in academic excellence while giving them the skills that 2020 will demand from them? Discover how we can prepare students to produce content with an assessable output that is more than just a test score, but an artifact that brings value to those around them and beyond.

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avatar for Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen

Chief Inspiration Officer, The Tech Rabbi LLC
Michael Cohen, The Tech Rabbi is a designer and technologist turned educator. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Trainer who advocates, speaks, writes, and facilitates workshops on creativity and innovation. He works with schools on a local and national le... Read More →


Wednesday January 31, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
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