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Friday, November 21
 

4:00pm PST

StartUp Weekend EDU

Startup Weekend Educationis a 54-hour experiential learning event where education innovators (educators, students, designers, developers, and anyone interested in innovation) can join us on November 21 to kick-off SWEDU Rochester and the NYSCATE Annual Conference: Friday, November 21 (6:00 pm – 12:00 am), Saturday, November 22 (8:00 am – 12:00 am), and Sunday, November 23 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm).

We are a global community of passionate educators, students, entrepreneurs, developers, and designers on a mission to create the best learning opportunities for others. Recognizing that education entrepreneurs face unique problems that require unique solutions, Startup Education helps people launch and scale education ventures no matter where they are in their entrepreneurial journey.




Friday November 21, 2014 4:00pm - 11:00pm PST
Radisson Hotel
 
Saturday, November 22
 

8:00am PST

StartUp Weekend EDU

Startup Weekend Educationis a 54-hour experiential learning event where education innovators (educators, students, designers, developers, and anyone interested in innovation) can join us on November 21 to kick-off SWEDU Rochester and the NYSCATE Annual Conference: Friday, November 21 (6:00 pm – 12:00 am), Saturday, November 22 (8:00 am – 12:00 am), and Sunday, November 23 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm).

We are a global community of passionate educators, students, entrepreneurs, developers, and designers on a mission to create the best learning opportunities for others. Recognizing that education entrepreneurs face unique problems that require unique solutions, Startup Education helps people launch and scale education ventures no matter where they are in their entrepreneurial journey.




Saturday November 22, 2014 8:00am - 11:00pm PST
Radisson Hotel

9:00am PST

In the Cloud with Office 365

In this hands on training, educators will learn how Lync provides a media for meeting virtually: for parent conferences, for team or student meetings, or to just touch base with struggling students. They will also learn time-saving ways to make Outlook and Calendar work for them; as well as, strategies for staying organized; easily sharing files, and use OneDrive and Office Online.

*No additional charge for this 3 hour workshop, pre-registration is required 


Speakers
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David Lopez

Microsoft Educator Network


Saturday November 22, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Ballroom

9:00am PST

Microsoft Teacher Trainer Workshop - Day 1 - SOLD OUT
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT AND CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT REGISTRANTS.

Microsoft Teacher Trainer Workshop

For K-12 trainers of teachers, participate in a 2-day hands-on learning designed to provide you the opportunity to bring Microsoft training to your schools and communities. Participants review Microsoft training content and receive materials to leverage for their local training. By participating in the training receive a certificate for your participation. You will also have the opportunity to apply for the Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer program.

No cost to attend, registration is required.

The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) program is Microsoft's flagship teacher professional development program designed for trainers responsible for delivering professional learning in their districts.  This free workshop is a train the trainer model, providing in-depth training across a range of Microsoft tools including Office 365, OneNote, Office Mix, and a number of free tools Microsoft makes available for teachers and students.  Attendees who complete the program have the opportunity to become Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainers and are empowered to deliver the program with free use of the training materials in their schools and districts.

The MIE program was designed by teachers and teacher trainers for K-12 educators across all subjects. The training is aligned to 21st Century Skills, as well as ISTE NET-S and Common Core Standards.  It increases the knowledge and integration of technology tools to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom, enabling teachers to get more out of the Microsoft products. By completing the training you will receive a certificate for your participation and become a Microsoft Innovative Educator. 

 

This event is designed for school district and building trainers who have responsibility for training educators on the integration of technology in the classroom and have a willingness to commit to training 75 or more educators annually.

Lunch will be provided.  Note that all Public Sector attendees will be provided a gifting letter in your welcome email for completion prior to the start of the event.

 

Saturday November 22, 2014 9:00am - 4:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Ballroom

10:00am PST

Rochester Mini Maker Faire

Maker Faire is the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth—a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the Maker movement.  It’s a place where people show what they are making, and share what they are learning.

Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters to homesteaders to scientists to garage tinkerers.  They are of all ages and backgrounds. The aim of Maker Faire is to entertain, inform, connect and grow this community.

The original Maker Faire event was held in San Mateo, CA and in 2013 celebrated its eighth annual show with some 900 makers and 120,000 people in attendance. World Maker Faire New York, the other flagship event, has grown in four years to 600+ makers and 75,000 attendees.  Detroit, Kansas City, Newcastle (UK), Rome, Oslo and Tokyo are the home of “featured” 2013 Maker Faires (200+ makers), and community-driven, independently organized Mini Maker Faires are now being produced around the United States and the world—including right here in Trieste.



Saturday November 22, 2014 10:00am - 4:00pm PST
Rochester Riverside Convention Center

10:15am PST

Corporate Focus Groups

Curriculum Associates & Arcademics
By Invitation only.

A focus group is a facilitated discussion amongst peers regarding a new educational product for product enhancements.  This is a tremendous opportunity to have input on the design of a product and have your voice heard.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow educators from the Rochester area and engage in professional discourse about why a product works and why it does not. Your constructive feedback is requested.


If interested, please complete the following link: http://www.nyscate.org/forms.cfm?myForm=49
 

Saturday November 22, 2014 10:15am - 11:45am PST
Hyatt Regency Wilson & Eastman Boardrooms

11:00am PST

NYSCATE Conference Registration
Due to the Maker Faire taking place in the Riverside Convention Center, NYSCATE Conference registration will take place on the 2nd floor of the Hyatt on Saturday ONLY.

Saturday November 22, 2014 11:00am - 2:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Hotel 2nd Floor

12:00pm PST

iPad Video Production: Creating Digital Storytelling

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ReCREATE! Technology Teacher and Adjunct Professor Rob Zdrojewski of Amherst Middle School and Canisius College NY will demonstrate iOS apps his students and fellow colleagues have used to create digital video projects. We will explore apps such as Videolicious, iMovie and Coach’s Eye and demonstrate optional accessories such as green screens, external mics and tripods. Numerous student samples and lesson plans will be provided as we demonstrate the app workflows. Join us to see just how simple video production on an iPad can be!

*Please note this is a pre-conference (hands-on) workshop. Registration and additional cost required.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Zdrojewski

Rob Zdrojewski

Director of Instructional Technology, Oakfield-Alabama CSD
Rob Zdrojewski is the K-12 Director of Instructional Technology at the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District in Oakfield, NY. He is a New York State Certified K-12 Technology Education Teacher and holds his NYS Administrative SBL/SDL Certifications. Rob formerly taught Technology... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 12:00pm - 2:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Hotel 2nd Floor

12:00pm PST

Inviting the World into Your Classroom: Enhance Student Learning Through Interactive Video Conferencing Activities

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Inviting the World into Your Classroom: Enhance Student Learning Through Interactive Video Conferencing Activities

ReTHINK! Utilizing interactive video conferencing as an educational tool for delivering instruction or enriching curriculum expands student access to content, increases depth and relevance of learning experiences, provides opportunities for actively engaging students, and accommodates a variety of learning styles in the classroom. Learn how this technology, when implemented as an instructional strategy in a learner-centered environment, can positively impact teaching and learning in your classroom or school. Examples, best practices, and content resources will be discussed.

 

In this session, attendees will learn:

• Video conferencing resources for educators.

• Effective collaborative videoconference project planning and implementation.

• To navigate and use Collaborations Around the Planet to network and find partners for collaborative projects.

• Consider reasons for kid-to-kid connections.

• Free video conferencing programs available for K-12

Join this session as two K-12 educators share how they have implemented interactive videoconferencing in their curriculum successfully – live connection.

 

*Please note this is a Pre-Conference Workshop. Registration and additional cost required. 


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Amy Spath

Amy Spath

Coordinator of E-Learning, CNYRIC


Saturday November 22, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Hotel 2nd Floor

12:00pm PST

Transforming Your Textbook with Augmented Reality

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ReIMAGINE!

 Digital textbooks are all the rage right now, but you still have a class set of textbooks for your students. What can you do to add dynamic content, increase student engagement, and leverage students’ mobile devices with this “old school” technology? Sign up for this pre-conference workshop and take one of your class textbooks from yesterday to tomorrow! Participants will begin by seeing some examples of how augmented reality and mobile devices can extend the reach of your textbook. After learning how to augment their own textbook, participants will be able to add video, web links, and audio! There will be time to work with your own class textbook, and begin to get it ready to blow your student’s socks off in the fall! This technology requires wireless internet access and a mobile device.

 

Participants will need to provide their own class textbook and mobile device.



*Please note that this is a Pre-Conference (hands-on) Workshop.  Registration and additional payment required.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Orillio

Ryan Orillio

Technology Coordinator, Herkimer CSD
I'm an Apple Distinguished Educator who is passionate about technology, photography, running, and education.


Saturday November 22, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Hotel 2nd Floor

12:30pm PST

Corporate Focus Groups

Mindex & Classlink
By Invitation only.

A focus group is a facilitated discussion amongst peers regarding a new educational product for product enhancements.  This is a tremendous opportunity to have input on the design of a product and have your voice heard.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow educators from the Rochester area and engage in professional discourse about why a product works and why it does not. Your constructive feedback is requested.


If interested, please complete the following link: http://www.nyscate.org/forms.cfm?myForm=49
 

Saturday November 22, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Wilson & Eastman Boardrooms

1:00pm PST

Get More Out of Office 2013 with Office Online and OneDrive.com

A deep dive into the instructional power of the Office Suite in which educators will develop the basic skills needed to use Office Online and OneDrive, and to understand the differences between web versions and full versions, and how Office 2013 integrates in the Cloud.

*No additional charge for this 3 hour workshop.  Pre-registration required.

Speakers
DL

David Lopez

Microsoft Educator Network


Saturday November 22, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Ballroom

2:00pm PST

Using Game Design to Teach K-12 Content

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ReIMAGINE! Games and Play are core to education. To design and create a game requires subject matter expertise in the game and is a great way to motivate your students. In this two hour workshop you will be introduced to aspects of the game design process and will form teams to go through a simple design process to come up with a game concept that you will then share and discuss with the group. These tools can be used for the design and creation of traditional or computer games.



*Please note that this is a Pre-Conference (hands-on) Workshop.  Registration and additional payment required.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Jacobs

Stephen Jacobs

Associate Director, RIT Center for Media, Art Games Interaction and Creativity
Stephen Jacobs is an Associate Director of the Center for Media, Art, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC) and a Professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media at RIT. He has been a game and/or narrative designer on the serious game efforts Just Press Play, Picture... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Hotel 2nd Floor

2:00pm PST

Using Socrative to Quiz/Poll/Engage Students

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ReTHINK! Student response systems (a.k.a. “clickers”) are becoming an increasingly popular technology tool to engage students in classroom activities. However their high cost and steep learning curve prevent many classrooms from utilizing this exciting technology. Learn how Socrative.com aims to change all of this. Socrative is a free web-based student response system that runs on ANY device with a web browser. See how you can use tablets, iPod Touches, smartphones, or laptops as “clickers” instead of investing in the more traditional “one-purpose only” hardware clickers on the market. Please BYOD (bring your own device) and join us for some fun demonstrations of Socrative.com

*Please note that this is a Pre-Conference (hands-on) Workshop.  Registration and additional payment required.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Zdrojewski

Rob Zdrojewski

Director of Instructional Technology, Oakfield-Alabama CSD
Rob Zdrojewski is the K-12 Director of Instructional Technology at the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District in Oakfield, NY. He is a New York State Certified K-12 Technology Education Teacher and holds his NYS Administrative SBL/SDL Certifications. Rob formerly taught Technology... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 2:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Hotel 2nd Floor

2:15pm PST

Corporate Focus Groups

Roovy, Schoology & eScholar
By Invitation only.

A focus group is a facilitated discussion amongst peers regarding a new educational product for product enhancements.  This is a tremendous opportunity to have input on the design of a product and have your voice heard.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow educators from the Rochester area and engage in professional discourse about why a product works and why it does not. Your constructive feedback is requested.


If interested, please complete the following link: http://www.nyscate.org/forms.cfm?myForm=49
 

Saturday November 22, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm PST
Hyatt Regency Wilson & Eastman Boardrooms
 
Sunday, November 23
 

7:30am PST

8:00am PST

StartUp Weekend EDU

Startup Weekend Educationis a 54-hour experiential learning event where education innovators (educators, students, designers, developers, and anyone interested in innovation) can join us on November 21 to kick-off SWEDU Rochester and the NYSCATE Annual Conference: Friday, November 21 (6:00 pm – 12:00 am), Saturday, November 22 (8:00 am – 12:00 am), and Sunday, November 23 (8:00 am – 4:00 pm).

We are a global community of passionate educators, students, entrepreneurs, developers, and designers on a mission to create the best learning opportunities for others. Recognizing that education entrepreneurs face unique problems that require unique solutions, Startup Education helps people launch and scale education ventures no matter where they are in their entrepreneurial journey.




Sunday November 23, 2014 8:00am - 5:00pm PST
Radisson Hotel

8:30am PST

Corporate Focus Groups

Common Sense Media, CDWG & Edmentum
By Invitation only.

A focus group is a facilitated discussion amongst peers regarding a new educational product for product enhancements.  This is a tremendous opportunity to have input on the design of a product and have your voice heard.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow educators from the Rochester area and engage in professional discourse about why a product works and why it does not. Your constructive feedback is requested.


If interested, please complete the following link: http://www.nyscate.org/forms.cfm?myForm=49
 

Sunday November 23, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hyatt Regency Wilson, Eastman & Hanson

8:30am PST

Common Core Strategy: Friday Morning Video Announcements

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ReCREATE! This workshop focuses on the use of student / teacher produced video announcements as an instructional strategy to address some of the basic requirements of the Common Core Learning Standards for English Language Arts & Technological Literacy. Video recording, iMovie and YouTube strategies will be discussed and demonstrated to facilitate success in the classroom.

*Please note that this is a Pre-Conference Workshop.  Registration and additional payment required.

Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 8:30am - 10:30am PST
Hyatt Regency Hotel 2nd Floor

8:30am PST

iPad Screencasting: The Essential Piece to Flipping Your Classroom

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ReCREATE! Screencasts have the power to personalize the online environment when students actually see and hear their instructors and each other asynchronously. Learn how to use the leading iOS screencasting apps such as Explain Everything, ScreenChomp, EDUcreations and more to create basic screencast videos on your iPad. Specific examples will be provided from a “flipped” middle school teacher who now rarely delivers lectures standing in front of students, and instead circulates among students while they take ownership of their own learning.

*Please note that this is a Pre-Conference Workshop.  Registration and additional payment required.

 


Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Rob Zdrojewski

Rob Zdrojewski

Director of Instructional Technology, Oakfield-Alabama CSD
Rob Zdrojewski is the K-12 Director of Instructional Technology at the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District in Oakfield, NY. He is a New York State Certified K-12 Technology Education Teacher and holds his NYS Administrative SBL/SDL Certifications. Rob formerly taught Technology... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 8:30am - 10:30am PST
Hyatt Regency Hotel 2nd Floor

8:30am PST

Build a Crafty Robot with Hummingbird

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ReCREATE! Join the creator of the Hummingbird kit and build a robot with arts & crafts materials! Hummingbird is in use in hundreds of classrooms as a tool to foster interdisciplinary STEAM projects. This is a no-experience-required hands-on workshop where everyone builds and programs a robot. Check out what other teaches have made: bit.ly/17robots

 

*Please note this is a Pre-Conference Workshop.  Registration and additional payment required.

Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 8:30am - 12:30pm PST
Hyatt Regency Hotel 2nd Floor

9:00am PST

The Ultimate Collaboration Tool: An Introduction to OneNote
In this hands on workshop educators will develop the basic skills needed to use OneNote as a productivity tool for both themselves and their students. 

*There is no additional charge for this 3 hour workshop.  Pre-registration is required.

Speakers
DL

David Lopez

Microsoft Educator Network


Sunday November 23, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Ballroom

9:00am PST

Microsoft Teacher Trainer Workshop - Day 2 - SOLD OUT

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT IS COMPLETELY SOLD OUT AND CAN NO LONGER ACCEPT REGISTRANTS.

Microsoft Teacher Trainer Workshop

For K-12 trainers of teachers, participate in a 2-day hands-on learning designed to provide you the opportunity to bring Microsoft training to your schools and communities. Participants review Microsoft training content and receive materials to leverage for their local training. By participating in the training receive a certificate for your participation. You will also have the opportunity to apply for the Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer program.

No cost to attend, registration is required.

The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) program is Microsoft's flagship teacher professional development program designed for trainers responsible for delivering professional learning in their districts.  This free workshop is a train the trainer model, providing in-depth training across a range of Microsoft tools including Office 365, OneNote, Office Mix, and a number of free tools Microsoft makes available for teachers and students.  Attendees who complete the program have the opportunity to become Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainers and are empowered to deliver the program with free use of the training materials in their schools and districts.

The MIE program was designed by teachers and teacher trainers for K-12 educators across all subjects. The training is aligned to 21st Century Skills, as well as ISTE NET-S and Common Core Standards.  It increases the knowledge and integration of technology tools to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom, enabling teachers to get more out of the Microsoft products. By completing the training you will receive a certificate for your participation and become a Microsoft Innovative Educator. 

 

This event is designed for school district and building trainers who have responsibility for training educators on the integration of technology in the classroom and have a willingness to commit to training 75 or more educators annually.

Lunch will be provided.  Note that all Public Sector attendees will be provided a gifting letter in your welcome email for completion prior to the start of the event.

 

Sunday November 23, 2014 9:00am - 4:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Ballroom

10:15am PST

Corporate Focus Groups

Lightspeed, Microsoft & SchoolDude
By Invitation only.

A focus group is a facilitated discussion amongst peers regarding a new educational product for product enhancements.  This is a tremendous opportunity to have input on the design of a product and have your voice heard.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow educators from the Rochester area and engage in professional discourse about why a product works and why it does not. Your constructive feedback is requested.


If interested, please complete the following link: http://www.nyscate.org/forms.cfm?myForm=49
 

Sunday November 23, 2014 10:15am - 11:45am PST
Hyatt Regency Wilson, Eastman & Hanson

10:30am PST

STEAMing-Teach Electronics & Programming Through Art

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ReCREATE! In adding Art to a STEM curriculum, students can learning basic electronics and computer programming while creating fun interactive art projects. This hands-on workshop will guide teachers on building and programming a simple electronic circuit to create a rhythmic music machine. The workshop will show participants, by following a “recipe”, to build a circuit to drive a motor. Participants will then learn simple programming to create rhythms with the motor. At the end of the workshop participants with “play their instruments” together in concert. Further possibilities will be discussed such as adding knobs and other sensors to the circuit.



*Please note that this is a Pre-Conference Workshop.  Registration and additional payment required.

Speakers
avatar for David Held

David Held

Technology Director/Teacher, Poughkeepsie Day School
I've been the technology director at Poughkeepsie Day School since 2002 and has worked in the field of educational technology for 20 years. I also teach Art and Technology classes and 3D printing classes in both the Upper and Middle Schools at PDS. I started the school's maker space... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm PST
Hyatt Regency Hotel 2nd Floor

12:00pm PST

NYSCATE Exploratorium - Unlocking STEAM Activities for Schools
It would be difficult to find an educator or parent who would argue against students developing skills such as collaboration, problem solving, creativity, inquiry, drafting and revising, and logical thinking.  And while these skills are all developed through students experiencing the act of programming a machine through coding, we don't always find coding as part of our K-12 curriculum.  Today, coding is experiencing a renaissance in education and is more accessible to more students than ever before.  Whether we look to analog and concrete tools to develop coding skills in very young children such as Robot Turtles and BeeBots, block-based programming platforms such as Scratch for intermediate students, or engaging in an online course designed to teach high level coding languages such as Python, HTML, or CSS, there is an entry point and benefit for students at virtually any age or ability level to develop the skills we seek our students to develop whether or not they ever seek out a career path in computer science.


Students, teachers and educators invite you to our NYSCATE Exploratorium.  We will feature entry points to coding from board games designed to develop concrete code-like thinking for very young students, simple, but surprisingly powerful coding applications for elementary and intermediate students, and examples of coding applications for older students.  Also featured, will be examples of coding that extends beyond a computer screen to control objects such as programmable Lego bricks.  The possibilities of coding are virtually limitless and we invite you to come explore the possibilities with us.

Sunday November 23, 2014 12:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Riverside Court RRCC

12:30pm PST

MinecraftEDU

Minecraft is one of the most popular games of all time with broad appeal to all age groups, genders and types of gamers. It also happens to be the most versatile teaching tool since the pencil. Thousands of educators all over the world are using the game to teach science, art, language, history, math and much, much more. Find out what happens when an engaging game that kids love gets remixed for the classroom. Step into the world of Minecraft in this 15-minute lightening session and learn how you can use this sandbox game to transform learning in your classroom.


Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 12:30pm - 12:45pm PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

12:30pm PST

Alternative Technologies
What are some of the alternative technologies available to districts? Frequently we choose what is perceived as the 'standard'. Being the easy choice, we often sacrifice performance, pay more than we need to and incur unnecessary recurring costs. Learn how alternatives for Wireless, Distance Leaning, PBX and networking can make a real difference in the environment you present in a model classroom.

Speakers
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Brian Hogan

President, New England Systems


Sunday November 23, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Cascade EF RRCC

12:30pm PST

Canvas:The Transformative, Empowering, LMS of the Future
A Learning Management System is a way to simplify teaching and learning by connecting all the digital tools teachers use in one easy place. That's why the goal of Canvas LMS is to make teaching and learning easier. From streamlining to futureproofing, empowering teachers to engaging students, Canvas makes teaching and learning easier for everyone. To put our arms around whatever it is that you do, whatever it is that makes the classroom special. Whatever it is, Canvas plays nice with all of it. Come see a live demo of Canvas.

Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Cascade CD RRCC

12:30pm PST

Chromebooks 101
iPads or Chromebooks for 1:1 deployment? Come find out our journey so far as we pilot a Chromebook 1:1 initiative with seventh graders at one of our middle schools. How does this compare to our iPad 1:1 initiatives for all 5th and 6th grade students? How do you make the technology integration about the learning rather than the device?

Speakers
avatar for Murphy

Murphy

Technology Integration Specialist, Williamsville CSD
Technology integration K-12, one to one mobile device initiative grades 5-7, including iPads and Chromebooks, flipped classrooms, PD


Sunday November 23, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Highland C RRCC

12:30pm PST

Creating Digital Leaders Through Blended Learning MACS Blended Learning Academy: End of Year 1
Three elementary teachers will share how students in their Elementary classrooms (K,2,3) have become digital leaders through blended learning, iPad integration and Project Based Learning. Participants will get a glimpse into their classrooms and the tools they utilized (such as iPads, Schoology, Kahoot, Exam Time and many more!) to make blended learning come alive in their classrooms. This is a continuation of a NYSCATE 2013 Session- Blended Learning Academy: One School District’s Journey to Transformation.


Sunday November 23, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Highland A RRCC

12:30pm PST

Creating Engaging Content with iBooks Author and iTunes U
iBooks introduces an entirely new kind of "textbook" that’s dynamic, current, engrossing, and truly interactive. iBooks Author allows anyone to create Multi-Touch books for iPad. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could. iTunes U is a powerful distribution system for everything from lectures to language lessons, films to labs, audiobooks to tours, is an innovative way to get educational content into the hands of students. iTunes U Course Manager is a web-based tool that allows instructors to create and distribute courses on iTunes U. Students can experience these courses through the iTune U app for iPad.

Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Highland E RRCC

12:30pm PST

Differentiating Instruction With Digital Curriculum
Integrating a digital curriculum with face to face instruction, changes the role of the teacher and the structure of lesson plans. Because students engage with course material directly, teachers have time to facilitate and individualize instruction, to utilize reporting tools to identify areas of student weakness, and to develop instructional interventions, including small group and individual direct instruction. This session describes the changing role of the teacher and prepares educators with strategies for teaching in a blended learning classroom.

Speakers
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Jason Mitchell

Strategic Initiatives, Apex Learning


Sunday November 23, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Highland F RRCC

12:30pm PST

Do You Speak Information and Integration? Tech for the Common Core
This session will present offers an opportunity to learn how to incorporate best practices, differentiation and collaboration into using relevant technology. Identification and basic troubleshooting of each component used is addressed for both incorporating appropriate state recommended technologies within the framework of the common core.

Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Highland H RRCC

12:30pm PST

How to leverage the "Currency of Time" with School by Design (SxD) and optimize your financial resources and ultimately, teaching and learning

Dr. Jennifer Frentress will discuss three case studies (Bridgeport, CT, Lake County, FL and Fresno, CA.) where time for embedded PD was created while maximizing teaching and learning to address the specific needs of these districts and how an additional $1,000,000 in cost savings was identified. 

Jack Shaw will discuss how the SxD will give you correct, connected and available data for informed decision making, which leads to strategic improvement planning based on district priorities to drive resource allocation, enrollment, diversity of courses, master schedules, budgets staffing, professional development and policies..

Join the SxD experts and learn about an innovative framework that combines software and supporting services to help districts and schools make the most of their valuable resources of time and staff.



Sunday November 23, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Cascade AB RRCC

12:30pm PST

SAMR Model:Analyzing and Improving Technology Use in The Classroom
No matter what type of technology you have in your classroom, the final outcome of any activity should always be maximizing student learning. However, for teachers successfully integrating technology into their curriculum can be not only challenging, but also scary! The SAMR Model is a framework that allow educators to analyze their use of technology in the classroom to improve the quality of their instruction. In this session, participants will learn about the four different levels of SAMR and resources that will help promote successful practices of technology integration in individual lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Colosi

Rich Colosi

Instructional Technology Specialist, Monroe #2 BOCES
Richard Colosi is an Instructional Technology Specialist from Rochester, NY. Since beginning his education career, he has established himself as an effective leader within instructional technology through creating and sharing effective integration practices to maximize student success... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Highland B RRCC

12:30pm PST

Simple Ways to Publish in a Paperless Environment
Publishing student work motivates them to see, share, and engage in the collective consumption of ideas. Simple tools make it easier than ever to display content produced on digital devices via the Web for this purpose. This hand-on session will focus on straightforward ways to use of collaborative whiteboards, digital fliers, and virtual pin boards to exhibit student creations.

Speakers
avatar for Mercer Hall

Mercer Hall

History Teacher, Buckley Country Day School
Mercer Hall has been teaching for over eighteen years at an independent school on Long Island, New York. He is a five-time honoree as Teacher Of The Year, and he has been awarded both the Thomas J. Reid Excellence In Teaching Award and the Powers Family Teacher Recognition Award... Read More →
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Patricia Russac

Library Director, Buckley Country Day School


Sunday November 23, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Highland D RRCC

12:30pm PST

The Big Three in High School Social Studies: Moodle, Google and Apple
As many schools gradually move toward a 1:1 model, either with district devices or BYOD, the focus is on student-centered-learning and the use of technology to streamline workflow, so as to allow additional time for higher level thinking and application. Our district utilizes Google Apps for Education, has a grades 3-8 netbook program and also issues iPads to primarily 11th grade students in support of a number of courses. At the high school level we utilize an online learning management system (Moodle) and Google Apps for Education (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms & Scripts) in conjunction with many Apple iPad apps in support of social studies instruction. Students are able to better organize their work, access media rich resources, and collaborate. Workflow for teachers is simplified with digital access to resources and online assessment tools which can provide timely and descriptive feedback of student achievement.


Sunday November 23, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Highland G RRCC

12:30pm PST

VM World. A One Hour Summary - Announcements, New Features, and Capabilities
This session takes one full week of the jam packed agenda at VM World, prioritizes and condenses it into an hour of information that CIO’s, IT Directors, and IT professionals can’t afford to miss.

Founded in 1979 by and for Educators, Whalley Computer Associates is an exceptional technology sales and service organization that partners with educational institutions to reduce their costs and enrich the student, faculty and staff’s learning environment while enhancing student performance through technology. We accomplish this by providing unbiased presales consultation, exceptional pricing, and outstanding deployment and maintenance services from a local company that cares.

WCA has been a leader in the IT industry for over thirty years, is ranked in the largest one percent of all Solution Providers in North America, and has been recognized for providing world-class service by all of the leading computer manufacturers.


Speakers
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Dan Sullivan

Dan Sullivan holds the role of Senior Solution Architect at Whalley Computer Associates, Inc. (WCA) and is a former VMware employee, which is an industry-leading virtualization software company. As a 38-year veteran of the IT industry, Sullivan has a unique background that combines... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm PST
Aquaduct CD RRCC

12:30pm PST

Corporate Focus Groups

SMP, Apex Learning & MyON
By Invitation only.

A focus group is a facilitated discussion amongst peers regarding a new educational product for product enhancements.  This is a tremendous opportunity to have input on the design of a product and have your voice heard.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow educators from the Rochester area and engage in professional discourse about why a product works and why it does not. Your constructive feedback is requested.


If interested, please complete the following link: http://www.nyscate.org/forms.cfm?myForm=49
 

Sunday November 23, 2014 12:30pm - 2:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Wilson, Eastman & Hanson

1:00pm PST

Ready for Research? Best Websites Across K-12

From introductions to research databases to Common Core-aligned lessons, boost students’ research skills with these great websites. In this 15-minute lightening session, learn about use cases and best practices from tools featured on Common Sense's Graphite: PebbleGo; ResearchReady; and Citelighter.


Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 1:00pm - 1:15pm PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

1:00pm PST

Setting up and Managing a District iTunes U Channel

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ReIMAGINE! ReCREATE! This workshop will empower participants who serve as technology directors, leaders, or coordinators to setup and manage a iTunes U channel within their district of educational organization. Requirements for creating a channel, managing your channel, working with courses, and best practices will be covered. New features of iTunes U will also be broken down for integration into a curriculum.



*Please note that this is a Pre-Conference Workshop.  Registration and additional payment required.

Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Hotel 2nd Floor

1:00pm PST

The Art of Screencasting: Teacher-On-Demand is now Possible!

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ReCREATE! The concept of the “flipped classroom” wouldn’t be possible without screencasting. Learn how to create screencasts on iPads, Windows or Mac. Technology Teacher Rob Zdrojewski has "flipped" his direct instruction into screencasting so his students have anytime, anywhere access to classroom instruction. When combined with an online learning platform like Edmodo, teachers now have the ability to create a 24/7 personalized learning environment, perfect for keeping absent students up to date and fostering a more connected one-on-one teacher to student classroom.

 

*Please note that this is a Pre-Conference Workshop.  Registration and additional payment required.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Rob Zdrojewski

Rob Zdrojewski

Director of Instructional Technology, Oakfield-Alabama CSD
Rob Zdrojewski is the K-12 Director of Instructional Technology at the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District in Oakfield, NY. He is a New York State Certified K-12 Technology Education Teacher and holds his NYS Administrative SBL/SDL Certifications. Rob formerly taught Technology... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Hotel 2nd Floor

1:00pm PST

Using Game Design to Teach K-12 Content

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ReIMAGINE! Games and play are core to education. To design and create a game requires subject matter expertise in the game and is a great way to motivate your students. In this two hour workshop you will be introduced to aspects of the game design process and will form teams to go through a simple design process to come up with a game concept that you will then share and discuss with the group. These tools can be used for the design and creation of traditional or computer games.

*Please note this is a Pre-Conference Workshop.  Registration and additional payment required.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Jacobs

Stephen Jacobs

Associate Director, RIT Center for Media, Art Games Interaction and Creativity
Stephen Jacobs is an Associate Director of the Center for Media, Art, Games, Interaction and Creativity (MAGIC) and a Professor in the School of Interactive Games and Media at RIT. He has been a game and/or narrative designer on the serious game efforts Just Press Play, Picture... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Hotel 2nd Floor

1:00pm PST

Reimagine Teaching and Learning with Windows 8.1

Using Windows 8.1, educators will explore tools and technologies that energize and engage educators and students.  You will learn how to get more out of the software you use every day.  And, you will discover how the latest devices and software work together to unleash 21st century learning.

*No additional charge for this 3 hour workshop.  Pre-registration is required.

Speakers
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David Lopez

Microsoft Educator Network


Sunday November 23, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Hyatt Regency Ballroom

1:30pm PST

Lightsail

Come learn about LightSail in this 15-minute lightening session, a literacy software that embeds in-text assessments into the very best books, delivering instant, actionable data to teachers and administrators. The award-winning tool has earned a five-star review from many teachers on Common Sense’s Graphite.


Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 1:30pm - 1:45pm PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

1:45pm PST

The Learning Brain: New Insights into Differentiated Instruction
A review of the current research describing the power of early learning on the developing brain and subsequent academic performance will be presented.   Research that has led to new efforts to optimize differentiated student instruction and learning based on recent breakthroughs in neuroscience and advanced computing technology combined with a dissatisfaction for the results from current eLearning approaches.  A discussion of the pros and cons of connecting the brain to learning in education will be discussed. 


Sunday November 23, 2014 1:45pm - 2:15pm PST
Highland B RRCC

1:45pm PST

Are You Ready for Online Testing?
The future of standardized testing lies in technology. Using computers and Internet resources will make testing more interesting for students and more manageable for educators. This will ultimately lead to more accuracy and efficiency. But, will our students be ready? This workshop will focus on the pitfalls of testing online, what students need to be prepared for, and how to avoid problems.

Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Highland C RRCC

1:45pm PST

Cost Effective Licensing Options for the New Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Systems and Logisoft Computer Products will provide a detailed overview of the new licensing options for the Adobe Creative Cloud for New York grade schools. Options will include licensing for faculty, staff and lab computers as well as home use options for instructors.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Long

Bob Long

Vice President of Sales, Logisoft Computer Products, LLC


Sunday November 23, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Cascade AB RRCC

1:45pm PST

Demystifying Devlopment:MDM DEP and You
Mobile Device Management is a multifaceted entity in which IT leaders and managers approach with tepid enthusiasm. Regardless if an institution is choosing the path of a 1:1 or shared device model, the challenges of mobile management still exist. Apple's DEP or Device Enrollment Program is a relatively new strategy which enables IT leaders and managers to inventory, manage and deploy upon device procurement. Come and learn how DEP is designed to work and how it can work for you.


Sunday November 23, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Highland F RRCC

1:45pm PST

Education Can Be Pinteresting!
Pinterest isn't just for crafting and collecting recipes anymore. It's a whole new world to explore and utilize as a research tool for students and teachers. Create boards of your own and follow other educators for ideas and inspiration. See how two of our regional teachers have created phenomenal Pinterest lessons and projects based on their curriculum area

Speakers
avatar for Donley

Donley

BOCES/RIC, MORIC
avatar for Liz Mueller

Liz Mueller

Instructional Technology Specialist, Mohawk Regional Infromation Center


Sunday November 23, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Highland D RRCC

1:45pm PST

Google Classroom: Early Adopter Impressions
This course will demonstrate the features of Google Classroom and it will be shown as a Learning Management System (LMS) that fully integrates Google Apps for Education (GAFE). See examples of real student interaction with the LMS.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Redeker

Jonathan Redeker

K-12 Technology Coordinator, Goshen Central School District


Sunday November 23, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Highland H RRCC

1:45pm PST

Library xGen: Student Centered
During this presentation a 4-8 librarian will present information on how to engage students using technology. This will include use of Google Scripts, Student Portfolios, Project-Based Learning, and Maker Spaces in the Library.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Turner

Heather Turner

Library Media Specialist, Solvay Middle School
Heather Turner is a Teacher Librarian at Solvay Middle School who loves technology.  She integrates it in her library program and offers many PD opportunites for her staff in Solvay.  Recently she published the article xGen Spaces in KnowledgeQuest.  Her focus is always student... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Highland G RRCC

1:45pm PST

Manage Your Classroom, Manage Your LIfe

Stoneware’s webNetwork Unified Cloud Platform lets districts address the digital needs of today’s students by creating a safe and secure web-based environment. With webNetwork, IT directors create a
Unified Cloud, or workspace aggregator, that delivers private data, public cloud.
Districts using webNetwork store all of their data and applications on their internal servers so that everything remains within the district’s control. In a nutshell, the Unified Cloud makes it easier for school CIOs to deliver services because they don’t have to weave disparate products together. Additionally, it reduces technology costs by allowing for BYOD and reducing the need for expensive virtual private networks. Best of all, the single sign-on feature means many fewer helpdesk calls.
Schools using webNetwork say that it’s easy to use and has helped them to revolutionize the way they deliver IT services.


Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Cascade CD RRCC

1:45pm PST

Re-Imagine Blended Learning Across the Content Area
Looking for ways to reach all your learners across the content areas? Re-Imagine your blended learning initiative with engaging, differentiated content for all of your subject area including library studies.

Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Aquaduct CD RRCC

1:45pm PST

Reaching all Learners - Apple Accessibility: Technology for Special Needs
Apple continues its’ long-term commitment to giving all students a great technology experience, especially those with special needs. This demonstration with show some of the great every-day examples for users of both the iOS (iPads), and MacOS. Nothing extra to buy - this has been built in, from the ground up! Both the visual and hearing impaired have a suite of tools available with the flip of a button!

Sunday November 23, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Highland E RRCC

1:45pm PST

Wi-Fi Powered Learning at Buffalo Public Schools
As you adopt new and exciting technology initiatives to deliver a rich digital learning experience, building a Wi-Fi network that is not only reliable, but can also meet the growing demands of one-to-one learning, BYOD, online testing, and bandwidth-hungry educational video and collaboration tools is critical.
Attend the session to learn how Buffalo Public Schools, the second largest school system in New York state, is deploying Gigabit Wi-Fi for its 47,000 students and addressing BYOD with secure, differentiated network access.

Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 1:45pm - 2:45pm PST
Cascade EF RRCC

2:00pm PST

Rethinking Lesson Design with App Flows

Ready to tech up lessons? In this 15-minute lightening session, learn to redefine lessons as App Flows, a customizable framework on Graphite, to help integrate digital tools with pedagogical insight.


Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 2:00pm - 2:15pm PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

2:15pm PST

Corporate Focus Groups

Atomic Learning, Amplify & Neverware
By Invitation only.

A focus group is a facilitated discussion amongst peers regarding a new educational product for product enhancements.  This is a tremendous opportunity to have input on the design of a product and have your voice heard.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow educators from the Rochester area and engage in professional discourse about why a product works and why it does not. Your constructive feedback is requested.


If interested, please complete the following link: http://www.nyscate.org/forms.cfm?myForm=49
 

Sunday November 23, 2014 2:15pm - 3:45pm PST
Hyatt Regency Wilson, Eastman & Hanson

2:30pm PST

Best Apps and Websites for Classroom Management

Step up classroom management with these great apps and websites. In this 15-minute lightening session, learn about use cases and best practices from tools featured on Common Sense's Graphite: ClassDojo; Sokikom: Classroom Management Tool; and Time Timer.


Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 2:30pm - 2:45pm PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

3:00pm PST

MinecraftEDU

Minecraft is one of the most popular games of all time with broad appeal to all age groups, genders and types of gamers. It also happens to be the most versatile teaching tool since the pencil. Thousands of educators all over the world are using the game to teach science, art, language, history, math and much, much more. Find out what happens when an engaging game that kids love gets remixed for the classroom. Step into the world of Minecraft in this 15-minute lightening session and learn how you can use this sandbox game to transform learning in your classroom.


Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 3:00pm - 3:15pm PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

3:00pm PST

Blended Learning and Common Core: Integrating New Rigor
Attendees will learn the use of effective courseware to help implement common core standards in the district, including the use of data-driven assessments and online teacher resources. In addition, workshop participants will be able to use the Blended Learning Planning workbook to design a blended learning implementation to meet specific district goals.

Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Cascade AB RRCC

3:00pm PST

Copyright in the Digital Age
Many educators don't fully understand US Copyright law and its implications, Copyright owners are more aggressively asserting their rights, finding unauthorized uses of their materials, and demanding payment for illegal use. This presentation will educate participants on copyright law and its applicability to educational institutions and give some strategies on how to find and use materials legally.

Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Aquaduct CD RRCC

3:00pm PST

Developing a Model for Differentiated Technology Integration Teacher Leaders: THE STORY OF SUPERUSERS
Integrating technology to truly improve student achievement and to build 21st century learning requires a complex strategic plan. Not all teachers will use the technology in the same way so the learning opportunities need to be differentiated and focused on choice, ownership and collegiality. This presentation shows how the district provides opportunities for teachers to specialize using specific technologies, software and applications including Smart notebook 14, Smart Touch TV, Apple TV and iPads. The presentation includes a plan for teachers to become Superusers and to share their expertise and experience with other users in the district.


Sunday November 23, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Highland D RRCC

3:00pm PST

Embracing the Hybrid Cloud an Interactive Panel discussion on “The Journey to 1:1 and 24/7 Access

Are you trying to embrace the Cloud?  Are you racking your brain trying to remember all of your passwords for every curriculum resource that you use? Do you want to ditch all of those flash drives and get real-time access to all of your files on any device even when you’re not at school?  There is a solution to simplify the goal of using any technology resource to make a real impact on teaching and learning. 

In this interactive session we’ll hear from a panel of Technology Leaders and Administrators from across the state who will be sharing their experiences on the transition to the cloud, best practices in BYOD and 1:1 initiatives, and steps they took towards success.

 



Sunday November 23, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Cascade EF RRCC

3:00pm PST

Enabling Your Digital Leap With Digital Application Federation and Idenity Management
Basics of the Digital Application Federation: terms, technologies, and processes. Important topics will include roles and responsibilities of the Federation participants, policies and processes, data mapping and access rules, the authentication and authorization process, and application registration. Plus workflow, policies and framework for Digital Identity Management and student lifecycle.

Speakers
avatar for Ames Fowler

Ames Fowler

Solutions Engineering Manager, Aegis Identity Software
I'm passionate about Family, College, D1 and HS Volleyball, and K12 / Higher Education identity technology: real time provisioning and federation. I have 5 children 16 - 25. I've put them through P-20 and beyond. I have been an entrepreneurial business owner, HS Technology Director... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Highland A RRCC

3:00pm PST

Final Cut Pro - a review for teachers and users of Pro Apps
For anyone wanting to brush up their Final Cut Pro skills, or better understand its’ movie editing capabilities, this will be a great session. Even if you are new to the video production field and process, this will show you some of the capabilities of these great MacOS software packages. Anyone can be a movie-maker!

Sunday November 23, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Highland E RRCC

3:00pm PST

Open
Sunday November 23, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Highland F RRCC

3:00pm PST

Scholastic Storia School Edition
Storia EBooks, School Edition. Pre K-6. Special Ed to 8th. Real books accessible for every teacher and student, at school and at home, with an internet connection. Curriculum based instruction, scalable assessment, independent reading,


Sunday November 23, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Highland C RRCC

3:00pm PST

Teaching Digital Literacy
At Allendale Columbia School, we are heading into the 5th year of our iPad 1:1 program in our middle school. This past year, we decided to shift the focus of our traditional application based technology curriculum to a skill based digital literacy curriculum. The skills we decided to focus on are the 5 Cs: citizenship, critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration. Ideally, all of the skills would be presented and assessed through interdisciplinary project-based learning. Whatever the project, the emphasis is not on the finished product, but rather the process (problem-solving, self and peer evaluation, and elements of design thinking.) This presentation will give an overview of our current curriculum and how we plan on keeping it current by letting the content evolve with the needs of our students. A few of our current students will give their impressions on digital literacy, digital footprints and the need to be proactive about their digital presence. We will also discuss how and why we transition our students to a model of selective sharing versus keeping everything private. Lastly, we will introduce the concept of SWIM (school work information management) and how this neglected aspect of digital literacy is key to becoming truly fluent in the digital age.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Tepedino

Tony Tepedino

Coordinator Professional Learning, Faculty, Student Support Team, Allendale Columbia School
Throughout my 25+ years at Allendale Columbia School in Rochester, NY I have taken on many different roles. I have coached a variety of sports including Varsity Girls' Basketball, and Varsity Golf. I taught physical education for seven years, kindergarten for seven years, and served... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Highland G RRCC

3:00pm PST

The Top 10 Problems Edmodo Helps Me Solve
So you’ve heard of facebook, but are you wondering how can social networking benefit your classroom and yet still be safe? Learn why Amherst Middle School teacher and Edmodo Certified Trainer Rob Zdrojewski has abandoned his boring teacher website in favor of using Edmodo as a free “digital learning platform” to engage students and parents, and offer a means to host online Professional Development. Learn more about the many great features at edmodo.com

Speakers
avatar for Rob Zdrojewski

Rob Zdrojewski

Director of Instructional Technology, Oakfield-Alabama CSD
Rob Zdrojewski is the K-12 Director of Instructional Technology at the Oakfield-Alabama Central School District in Oakfield, NY. He is a New York State Certified K-12 Technology Education Teacher and holds his NYS Administrative SBL/SDL Certifications. Rob formerly taught Technology... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm PST
Cascade CD RRCC

3:30pm PST

Digital Compass: A Roadmap for the Digtal World
Get a sneak peak at Common Sense Education's soon-to-be-launched resource, Digital Compass, in this 15-minute lightening session. Digital Compass is an interactive learning experience that helps students explore the consequences of their online decisions. Aligned to Common Core Standards, Digital Compass is designed for middle and high school students. It's a “choose your own adventure” animated series of engaging games that enable students to explore their digital lives via ethical dilemmas they may encounter online.

Speakers

Sunday November 23, 2014 3:30pm - 3:45pm PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

4:00pm PST

Differentiating Nonfiction: How Leveled News Reaches All Readers, Right Where They Are
Newsela publishes nonfiction news articles at 5 reading levels on topics students love. In this 15-minute lightening session you’ll see how
teachers use Newsela to engage all of their students and lead effective class discussions. You'll also learn how Newsela brings together Common Core-aligned quizzes, annotations and writing tools to track student performance throughout the school year.

Sunday November 23, 2014 4:00pm - 4:15pm PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

4:00pm PST

Making Magic Happen the Edcamp Way! - Informational Meeting
 

Join us as we make magic the Edcamp way at Riverside court on Monday. Experience both the traditional and nontraditional style conference all at the same time on the same day. Attend part of Magic Camp or all of it, it’s up to you!

An EdCamp is a more fluid, unplanned conference style event where attendees create the schedule when they arrive. Attendees write sessions on a board(round table, presentation, collaborative learning) that they would like to hold and facilitate. It all happens right then, and there.  This style of conference is designed to meet your needs in an unconventional way. This is a perfect way for you to teach, learn, share your successes and failures, and network and collaborate with other colleagues.  


We will hold an informational meeting on Sunday at 4pm for those of you who would like to learn more about what EdCamps are all about.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Regan

Katie Regan

Instructional Technology Specialist, Central New York Regional Information Center
I love Chromebooks/Google Apps, MakerSpaces, STEM and STEAM, programming in schools, robotics, and pretty much anything geeky! Outside of my job, I'm a mother of an 11 year old girl, and a Goldendoodle. I love to cook and I'm an avid runner. One of my favorite things to do in the... Read More →


Sunday November 23, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm PST
RRCC - Lilac Ballroom

5:00pm PST

Reception
Sunday November 23, 2014 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST
RRCC Exhibit Hall

6:00pm PST

7:00pm PST

Keynote Address by Mandela Schumacher-Hodge

For the past seven years, Mandela Schumacher-Hodge has dedicated her life to improving both the educational outcomes of students, as well as the professional opportunities for educators.

Beginning her career in 2008 as a Teach for America corps member in South Central Los Angeles, Mandela was quickly promoted as Lead Teacher in her second teaching position. After obtaining a Masters Degree in Education Administration and Policy, Mandela was admitted into one of the nation’s top Ph.D. education programs at UCLA.

In 2011, Mandela co-founded Tioki, the “The LinkedIn for Educators.” Funded by Kapor Capital, 500 Startups, and Imagine K12, Tioki empowered educators in 28 countries around the world with the resources, tools,

and network to affect change in schools and beyond.

Currently, Mandela is the Director of Startup Education, the largest grassroots initiative in the world dedicated to fostering education innovation. Having expanded to over 25 cities in 5 continents, Startup Education gives everyone, everywhere a unique opportunity to play a leading role in shaping the future of education.

In January 2014, Mandela was named to the 2014 Forbes “30 Under 30 in Education” list, a distinction that recognizes her influential accomplishments at the intersection of education, technology and entrepreneurship. She has had the opportunity to share the vision of utilizing technology, entrepreneurship, and community-building as a means to improve education outcomes at such events as the Bill & Melinda Gates Symposium, Facebook’s Female Entrepreneurship Initiative, and LAUNCH Edu.


Sunday November 23, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm PST
RRCC Exhibit Hall

9:00pm PST

 
Monday, November 24
 

6:30am PST

NYSCATE on the MOVE! - 5K Run and Walk

An organized, grassroots, 5K run as well as a 1.5 mile walk will take place Monday morning. The groups will meet near the front desk of Radisson Hotel at 6:30am. This run will be at a slow beginners pace around 11 to 10 minute per mile and will be out and back. The runshouldlastabouta1/2hour. We’re excited to welcome walkers this year for the first time.

Twitter #NYSCATErun

*Free T-shirts to the first 50 attendees!


Monday November 24, 2014 6:30am - 7:30am PST
Radisson Hotel

7:00am PST

Get Fit with NYSCATE- ZUMBA
Join us for ZUMBA Monday and Tuesday morning in the Hyatt Ballroom.  This is a perfect way to start your busy day!

Free T shirts for the first 50 participants!
 

Monday November 24, 2014 7:00am - 8:00am PST
Hyatt Regency Ballroom

7:00am PST

7:30am PST

Breakfast
Monday November 24, 2014 7:30am - 8:30am PST
RRCC - Lilac Ballroom

8:00am PST

Differentiating Nonfiction: How Leveled News Reaches All Readers, Right Where They Are
Newsela publishes nonfiction news articles at 5 reading levels on topics students love. In this 15-minute lightening session you’ll see how
teachers use Newsela to engage all of their students and lead effective class discussions. You'll also learn how Newsela brings together Common Core-aligned quizzes, annotations and writing tools to track student performance throughout the school year.

Monday November 24, 2014 8:00am - 8:45am PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

8:00am PST

Cisco enabled Smart Schools – Personalized learning, Interactive Learning Hubs and 1 to 1 computing

 Cisco will demonstrate its vision for Smart Classrooms with next generation interactive teaching surfaces, and students enabled with high speed access to exciting educational content on their mobile devices.  


Monday November 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Highland C RRCC

8:00am PST

Active classrooms = Improved student outcomes
Reteaching students at the point of instruction is the best time for learning. Learn how to use formative assessments with a graphical student response system to immediately determine student knowledge and understanding. Use the student responses for collecting and tracking student work throughout the year. Use an existing PDF test, create an answer sheet and immediately get results along with student's work! A formative and summative, time saving engagement platform for BYOD.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Sturrock

Anna Sturrock

The Answer Pad


Monday November 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Highland F RRCC

8:00am PST

Building a world-class K-12 technology infrastructure at a tremendously reduced cost
Dozens of school districts, BOCES and RICS in New York support their students and teachers using a broad range of HP technologies, including HP Networking switches, wireless gear, and network management tools, as well as laptops, thin clients, and servers.  We will discuss HP's leading-edge solutions for supporting Common Core on-line testing, and describe the functionality, resiliency, performance, easy manageability, and future-proofing our technologies provide, including our leadership in Software Defined Networking.  We will also discuss the tremendous cost savings school districts are experiencing compared to alternative solutions.

Speakers

Monday November 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Highland H RRCC

8:00am PST

Don't Let Cyber Threats Prevent You From Being a Good Educator
Cyber Security is a new area but one not well understood. Many risks abound. Computers are in use everyday in school classrooms and administrative offices. Unanticipated events like viruses, unwanted pop-ups, spyware, website attacks and other cyber threats can cause serious interruptions to the main focus - education. This presentation will provide knowledge to help prevent these threats.

Speakers

Monday November 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Cascade EF RRCC

8:00am PST

Enhancing Teaching and Learning in STEM and Language Arts
Discover how educators can use Mac, iPad, iBooks Author, iTunes U, and other apps to personalize learning, strengthen language arts skills, and deliver engaging STEM content. Experience interactive language arts and STEM apps that engage students and personalize learning. See how Multi-Touch books provide a more engaging reading experience and help students improve their comprehension and ability to grasp challenging concepts. Learn how educators are using the free resources in iTunes U to deliver an amazing array of interactive STEM and language arts content.

Monday November 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Highland E RRCC

8:00am PST

Google for Education: Vision and Future
Please join us for a discussion on how Google is investing in education. Topics will include the team's vision, Google Apps for Education, Chromebooks, Android Tablets, Play for Education, and Classroom. 

Speakers

Monday November 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Cascade AB RRCC

8:00am PST

Module reMIX Serving Up Science, English and Technology
The presenters will share how the Highland Falls Fort Montgomery Central School District has reMixed the K-5 NYS ELA Learning Modules to identify Science and Technology Integration. Participants will learn how the district has used Google Sites to map the Science Curriculum, create a menu of activities for relevant content and apps for active student engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Magyar

Kristen Magyar

STREAM Teacher PreK-Grade 5, Highland Falls Fort Montgomery Central School District


Monday November 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Cascade CD RRCC

8:00am PST

Office 365 in the Classroom
Office 365 provides virtually anywhere access to familiar Office tools, free e-mail, sites, online document editing and storage, IM, and video conferencing for students, faculty, and staff - and it is FREE to your district. In addition, your district may be eligible to provide Office to your students for their HOME USE.

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David Lopez

Microsoft Educator Network


Monday November 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Highland G RRCC

8:00am PST

Raspberry Pi + iPad = Awesomeness
Learn about Raspberry Pi, the small, low-cost credit card size computer designed for creating DIY media, programming, and other computing projects quickly and easily. When combined with the ease of use and mobility of iPad, see how this combination presents an amazing opportunity to learn about teach computer science concepts, share media and countless other useful, fun projects.

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Monday November 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Highland B RRCC

8:00am PST

Social Studies Meets The Common Core
Responding to local needs, OHM BOCES began curriculum development in secondary level Social Studies, placing resources on a learning management system for blended learning. Local teachers developed curriculum for Global History and Geography grades 9 and 10, US History, and Social Studies 7. As the Common Core was adopted by New York State, these curriculum groups have adapted the curriculum to meet the Common Core standards. They also have used the Global Studies Curriculum for credit recovery, to provide a pathway for students who may have failed the course but for whom repeating the course is not a viable option. This presentation will show the content of the courses, how they are disseminated and implemented, and how they can be employed to supplement classroom instruction for credit recovery, or as blended or online courses.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Healy

Kevin Healy

Computer Education Coordinator, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES
OHM BOCES


Monday November 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Aquaduct AB RRCC

8:00am PST

Tech Tools for The Music Classroom
This one hour workshop will include resources, lesson plans, and ideas for incorporating instructional technologies into your music classroom. Topics will include: I-pad apps, web based programs, how to flip your classroom, gamification ideas, video creation and editing software, Moodle, Wikispaces, and other tech tools that will make your life as a music teacher technologically rich! The focus of the workshop will be for the general music classroom but will have tools and information that can be easily utilized by any Music teacher K-12. Lessons that are directly connected to the CCLS and incorporate instructional technologies will also be presented.

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Monday November 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Aquaduct CD RRCC

8:00am PST

Transforming Your School Year Book With Augmented Reality
Want to make your school yearbook(or other publication) stand out, gain traction, and be the talk of the school? Learn how to enhance your publication using augmented reality! Come and hear from a yearbook advisor who did just that with her school’s most recent yearbook. Learn what is involved, how to make it happen, and some of the changes in current practice that came with the decision to augment the yearbook. This technology can be used in many different spaces and ways. Participants will leave with a number of ways to harness augmented reality to transform their classrooms and projects, as well as publications, and yearbooks.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Orillio

Ryan Orillio

Technology Coordinator, Herkimer CSD
I'm an Apple Distinguished Educator who is passionate about technology, photography, running, and education.


Monday November 24, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PST
Highland D RRCC

8:00am PST

NYSCATE Exploratorium - Unlocking STEAM Activities for Schools
It would be difficult to find an educator or parent who would argue against students developing skills such as collaboration, problem solving, creativity, inquiry, drafting and revising, and logical thinking.  And while these skills are all developed through students experiencing the act of programming a machine through coding, we don't always find coding as part of our K-12 curriculum.  Today, coding is experiencing a renaissance in education and is more accessible to more students than ever before.  Whether we look to analog and concrete tools to develop coding skills in very young children such as Robot Turtles and BeeBots, block-based programming platforms such as Scratch for intermediate students, or engaging in an online course designed to teach high level coding languages such as Python, HTML, or CSS, there is an entry point and benefit for students at virtually any age or ability level to develop the skills we seek our students to develop whether or not they ever seek out a career path in computer science.


Students, teachers and educators invite you to our NYSCATE Exploratorium.  We will feature entry points to coding from board games designed to develop concrete code-like thinking for very young students, simple, but surprisingly powerful coding applications for elementary and intermediate students, and examples of coding applications for older students.  Also featured, will be examples of coding that extends beyond a computer screen to control objects such as programmable Lego bricks.  The possibilities of coding are virtually limitless and we invite you to come explore the possibilities with us.

Monday November 24, 2014 8:00am - 4:00pm PST
Riverside Court RRCC

8:30am PST

Lightsail
Come learn about LightSail in this 15-minute lightening session, a literacy software embeds in-text assessments into the very best books, delivering instant, actionable data to teachers and administrators. The award-winning tool has earned a five-star review from many teachers on Common Sense’s Graphite.

Speakers

Monday November 24, 2014 8:30am - 8:45am PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

9:15am PST

Keynote Address - Jason Latimer

Latimer has a resume that staggers not only the world’s top illusionists, but most academic professionals as well. With an adept gift for excelling in science across multiple fields and more awards for performances before the age of thirty than

many accumulate in a lifetime, Jason Latimer has defined himself as truly one of a kind.

Latimer’s incredible academic background embraces multiple fields. Jason’s resume includes Economics, Mathematics, and Applied Physics coupled with awards and articles for his research in Psychology. Taking his extensive background and applying it to his passion of understanding mystery has led to three World Champion of Magic titles and an astonishing seventeen consecutive championship wins and awards for his performances. Latimer’s television shows, live appearances, and university lectures on his personal pursuit of wonder are globally inspiring the public’s imagination to “Question the Impossible.”

As a child Jason traded magic books for science books. He began uniting all sciences (mathematics, physics, chemistry, psychology, etc.) into one playing field to have a better understanding of the world. With this foundation he has stolen the spotlight on multiple occasions as “one of magic’s most gifted creators” (Genii Magazine). Latimer’s work has developed such effects as shaping water into solid forms and popping them, bending laser beams with his bare hands, animating art on his own skin or teleporting people across time and space and many other amazing effects. By combining technology with performance, humor, psychology, choreography, and pure sleight of hand skill with science Latimer is ushering in a new era of magic on an unprecedented level.


Monday November 24, 2014 9:15am - 10:30am PST
RRCC Exhibit Hall

10:30am PST

Opening of Exhibit Hall
Monday November 24, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm PST
RRCC Exhibit Hall

10:45am PST

A Web Centered Approach to DASA Content in The Classroom
This session will address the use of a web-centered approach to teaching character and DASA content in the classroom. Creative use of technology will be demonstrated to address the content associated with DASA implementation: character, tolerance, Internet safety and bullying. Home Activities, teacher developed activities that parents and students complete together on the web, will be demonstrated and discussed.

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Monday November 24, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am PST
Cascade CD RRCC

10:45am PST

Blended and Online Learning Through Mobile Technology
The E2CCB VAP program utilizes the Distance Learning network to provide blended and online Advanced Placement courses that are shared between our component districts. Our incarnation of the VAP grant includes the use of electronic textbooks, Moodle, iPad 4's and ChromeBooks, which are enabled with 4G connection, and an array of assorted educational apps that allow for collaboration outside of the traditional classroom setting.

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Olson

Bryan Olson

Distance Learning Specialist, Erie 2 BOCES


Monday November 24, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am PST
Aquaduct AB RRCC

10:45am PST

Coding Round Table - Limit to first 30 Participants
The coding round table will be a hands-on demonstration of skills that
students critically need. You will be the programmer. This presentation is
a collaboration between BOCES and RICs throughout the state. Participants
will be able to program using robots, programmable blocks and Legos. With a
million computing jobs in the U.S. going unfilled every year, students need
a foundation for computer programming, and we will teach teachers how to
build that foundation.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Blackwell

Allison Blackwell

Instructional Computing Specialist, Mohawk Regional Information Center
avatar for Rick Weinberg

Rick Weinberg

BOCES/RIC, CA BOCES
Rick Weinberg has often been call the Mayor of NYSCATE and has a hashtag to reflect it. (#mayorofnyscate) Rick has presented at many national, state and local conferences and has published work in digital and physical publications that include magazines, books and websites. Rick... Read More →


Monday November 24, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am PST
Highland A RRCC

10:45am PST

Create Interdisciplinary Units Utilizing Technology
At the Middle School Level, departmentalization takes over and learning becomes fragmented. The 7th grade team at Nathaniel Rochester Community School (RCSD) decided to bring their content areas together as part of their 1:1 chromebook initiative. This case study will shed light on resources used and how barriers were overcome. How do you get all staff involved? How do you plan? How do you use the technology in a way that drives learning?

Speakers
avatar for Joe Cicero

Joe Cicero

Inquiry STEM Specialist, Rochester City School District


Monday November 24, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am PST
Aquaduct CD RRCC

10:45am PST

End User Computing:Next Generation Workspaces-Chromebooks, iPads, Microsoft and Android Devices Using Applications through BYOD, 1:1 or Hybrid Environments
If you are experiencing challenges delivering an acceptable end user experience in your district using the hardware selected for your students, this is the presentation for you. SMP will discuss how school districts are able to enable faculty and staff to deliver a learning environment that leverages the devices that students and IT are connecting with in the mobile cloud era in which we live. Whether users are on school grounds or off, your IT staff needs to manage, secure and provide workspaces that foster the ability of educators to enhance the learning experience for students…we can offer teachers, administrators and students with secured access to the resources they need, where and when they need it.

Speakers
avatar for Brian Roets

Brian Roets

Practice Lead: EUC, SMP
Information Technology Professional with significant expertise in developing End User Computing strategies and cutting-edge solutions for Education, Business, Public Sector and global enterprises.


Monday November 24, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am PST
Highland C RRCC

10:45am PST

Flipped-Flopped Classroom
I will be sharing the methods in which I have adapted the traditional Flipped Classroom model to suit my math classes. I teach 7th, Advanced 7th, 7th grade AIS and 8th grade math. I started dabbling in the flipped classroom model a few years ago, but found some challenges. I took a year to re-group and come up with some different options to fit the different classes that I teach. I am calling this the "Flipped-Flopped" classroom because I utilize a few different Flipped Classroom styles at each level.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Pacanowski

Amanda Pacanowski

Teacher, Fredonia School District


Monday November 24, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am PST
Highland B RRCC

10:45am PST

Google Communities, Drive and Professional Development pK-12
We are using Google in a variety of ways K-12! We launched a new curriculum this year in our Middle School which includes Google Drive and Google Apps for all students 6-8. Learn more about their curriculum and how other subject area teachers are using it in the middle school including Social Studies, Science and ELA to name a few. Our elementary teachers have replaced "old" ways with Google Docs and Presentations. We will share some of their work as well. In our high school, Google Communities spread faster than we expected. We will share how teachers are using Communities and Plus in the classroom to make their class expand into 24/7 learning and sharing. We will show examples from ESL, French, English, and Chemistry to name a few. The success in the High School is also due to our implementation of Chromebooks, and a BYOD initiative which allows students to use their existing phones and tablets.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Forsberg

Jennifer Forsberg

Assistant Director of Technology, Ossining Union Free School District
avatar for Jeremy Luft

Jeremy Luft

Director of Technology, Ossining Union Free School District
Director of Technology and CIO at Ossining UFSD Adjunct Instructor Pace University 2012 NYSCATE Outstanding Technology Leader Father, Husband, Presenter and Educator


Monday November 24, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am PST
Highland G RRCC

10:45am PST

Mobile Devices for Work Based Learning on The Job
Present rationale, curriculum,demo apps, and lessons learned; having taught disabled, transitioning youth to succeed at employment.This includes students' time management, task sequences,work readiness, and communication on the job.Students are taught, weekly, care and use of devices and apps in school: than apply at community work experiences.The educational goal is greater self direction in the transition process.

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Monday November 24, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am PST
Cascade EF RRCC

10:45am PST

Rethinking Lesson Design with App Flows
Teachers find integrating technology into their lessons a little overwhelming. How does one keep track of all the great tools they want to use, but also make sure they are meeting their learning objectives? An App Flow is a customizable framework that helps redefine the traditional lesson plan or unit to integrate digital tools with pedagogical insight. App Flows provide scaffolding, helping one think with purpose about where, why, and how they are integrating technology. Participants will learn how to discover and evaluate apps, websites, and games for learning, and how they can redefine their lessons by integrating these quality tools into App Flows. Participants will also see how App Flow intersects with the SAMR model, helping them evaluate how technology affects student tasks, and encouraging them to design tasks that target higher-order thinking skills. In a hands-on activity, participants will start with their favorite lesson plan and “tech it up” as an App Flow, or use the framework to design new tech-rich learning experiences for students. Participants will discover tool and activity ideas that help them “tech up” their lesson design. Participants will see how the App Flow framework can help them design tech-rich lessons in practical and authentic ways.

Monday November 24, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am PST
Empire Lounge RRCC

10:45am PST

Standards, Assessment, and iPad
The movement towards standards-driven content is occurring across the U.S., emphasizing that technology be deeply integrated into the educational experience across all subject areas. Join us to learn how iPad and a wide range of instructional content such as apps, books, podcasts, and learning resources can support national and state standards. Explore engaging digital tools that empower students as content creators. Discover how Apple can support you through these critical transitions. Learn how educators are using the free resources in iTunes U to deliver an amazing array of interactive standards-aligned content.

Monday November 24, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am PST
Highland E RRCC

10:45am PST

STEAM On! Building Interactive Electronic Art Projects
Building upon the Maker and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) movements, this workshop demonstrates how students design, build, program and exhibit interactive electronic art projects in a course that fuses art and technology. Using Arduinos and Raspberry Pi's, students learn to construct circuits with sensors to create visual and performing art projects. The presentation be part exhibition of student work and also demonstrate the process students go through integrating problemsolving, building with different materials, constructing electronic circuits and computer programing.

Speakers
avatar for David Held

David Held

Technology Director/Teacher, Poughkeepsie Day School
I've been the technology director at Poughkeepsie Day School since 2002 and has worked in the field of educational technology for 20 years. I also teach Art and Technology classes and 3D printing classes in both the Upper and Middle Schools at PDS. I started the school's maker space... Read More →


Monday November 24, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am PST
Highland H RRCC

10:45am PST

The Chromebook Classroom
The Chromebook Classroom is a session that will teach participants about using the chromebook in a 1-1 classroom setting. The presentation will focus on how to utilize various web tools, that are compatible with the chromebook, to enhance the classroom experience. We will discuss how to leverage GAFE tools to extend learning beyond the classroom. Finally, I will show how ease of the administration side of the chromebooks.

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Nicholas Lefort

BOCES/RIC, CNYRIC


Monday November 24, 2014 10:45am - 11:45am PST
Highland F RRCC

10:45am PST

TenMarks
In this 15-minute lightening session come learn about TenMarks, a web-based math program for grades 1-Alg 2/Geometry that reinforces classroom instruction and builds deep conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. Deeply aligned to the new standards, TenMarks Math has both a free and premium version for schools that provides students with practice, intervention, assessment, and automatic differentiation to meet their individual needs.

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Monday November 24, 2014 10:45am - 12:00pm PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

10:45am PST

Making Magic Happen the Edcamp Way!

Join us as we make magic the Edcamp way at Riverside court on Monday. Experience both the traditional and nontraditional style conference all at the same time on the same day. Attend part of Magic Camp or all of it, it’s up to you!

An EdCamp is a more fluid, unplanned conference style event where attendees create the schedule when they arrive. Attendees write sessions on a board(round table, presentation, collaborative learning) that they would like to hold and facilitate. It all happens right then, and there.  This style of conference is designed to meet your needs in an unconventional way. This is a perfect way for you to teach, learn, share your successes and failures, and network and collaborate with other colleagues.  

 

Speakers
avatar for Katie Regan

Katie Regan

Instructional Technology Specialist, Central New York Regional Information Center
I love Chromebooks/Google Apps, MakerSpaces, STEM and STEAM, programming in schools, robotics, and pretty much anything geeky! Outside of my job, I'm a mother of an 11 year old girl, and a Goldendoodle. I love to cook and I'm an avid runner. One of my favorite things to do in the... Read More →


Monday November 24, 2014 10:45am - 4:00pm PST
RRCC - Lilac Ballroom

11:15am PST

Have Your Students Earned Their Digital Passports™ to Safety Online?
Teach third- through fifth-graders the basics of digital safety, respect, and community with Digital Passport, an online/mobile game with teacher dashboard and wrap-around activities from Common Sense Education. In this 15-minute lightening session come learn about how you can use Digital Passport in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Magyar

Kristen Magyar

STREAM Teacher PreK-Grade 5, Highland Falls Fort Montgomery Central School District


Monday November 24, 2014 11:15am - 11:30am PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

11:30am PST

Lunch
Monday November 24, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm PST
RRCC Exhibit Hall

1:30pm PST

Italian Ice Break
Monday November 24, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST
RRCC Exhibit Hall

2:30pm PST

Keynote Address - Shawn Bay, CEO eScholar

Shawn Bay is one of the originators of data warehousing. As CEO and Founder of eScholar, Mr. Bay leads the company’s vision to enable the education community to use data to improve education outcomes and achieve dreams.

Mr. Bay founded eScholar to provide data systems to K-12 school districts and state education agencies in an affordable, reliable and continually evolving way. By working closely with educators to support the data needs of their initiatives, Mr. Bay has gained extensive knowledge and experience in data quality issues, data sources and

successful approaches to applying data to improve education.

He holds a Masters Degree in business administration and an undergraduate degree in economics. Mr. Bay began his career as a Marketing Analyst at Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati and advanced to lead Information Systems for the Unilever PLC food business in the United States. Mr. Bay founded the parent company of eScholar LLC, a data warehousing consulting firm in 1992.


Speakers
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Shawn Bay

Founder, eScholar


Monday November 24, 2014 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
RRCC Exhibit Hall

3:45pm PST

Get Coding!
Get coding! Learn about three tech tools that engage students and teach them the basics of coding and beyond. Find out about the buzz around coding for all ages. This 15-minute lightening session will feature three highly rated products on Common Sense's Graphite: Scracth; Tynker; and ScratchJr. 

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Monday November 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:00pm PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

3:45pm PST

30 Free Microsoft Tools in 60 minutes
Come for a whirlwind ride through  30 free tools from Microsoft. Find out about Photosynth, Photo Gallery, Chronozoom, Microsoft Math, AutoCollage, Songsmith and many more. Learn how these tools can engage students and be used in a problem-based learning environment.

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David Lopez

Microsoft Educator Network


Monday November 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Highland D RRCC

3:45pm PST

60 for 60: 60 Chromebook Hacks in 60 Minutes
Speakers
avatar for Dave Mileham

Dave Mileham

Coordinator, WNYRIC


Monday November 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Highland F RRCC

3:45pm PST

App Showdown
The Apple Distinguished Educators are back in 2014, as they share and demonstrate an all new set of educational iPad apps. The App Smackdown is an interactive, fast paced, one hour-session, highlighting apps, across different content areas, categories, and grade levels. Participants will get a quick overview of many different kinds of educational apps and learn how to integrate them in their classroom. They'll even get a chance to help crown the winner of the 2nd Annual iPad App Smackdown!

Speakers
avatar for Rich Colosi

Rich Colosi

Instructional Technology Specialist, Monroe #2 BOCES
Richard Colosi is an Instructional Technology Specialist from Rochester, NY. Since beginning his education career, he has established himself as an effective leader within instructional technology through creating and sharing effective integration practices to maximize student success... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Orillio

Ryan Orillio

Technology Coordinator, Herkimer CSD
I'm an Apple Distinguished Educator who is passionate about technology, photography, running, and education.


Monday November 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Highland A RRCC

3:45pm PST

Being a Relevant Educator in the 21st Century

Connected Educators are revolutionizing learning for students and teachers in the 21st Century. In this panel, the authors of the Corwin Connected Educators Series will define what a connected educator is. They will share how educators can take advantage of social media to build a PLN, use blogging for reflection, flip leadership, and brand their schools.



Monday November 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Cascade EF RRCC

3:45pm PST

Capture-Transform-Share:Easily Capture and Create Content from any Source; Share Live or On Demand to Any Device, Anytime, Anyplace
Improve student learning and engagement with teachers using Cisco's family of CXS products. SMP solution providers will show you how to design, implement and manage this impactful solution. You can capture lessons and events, student presentations, curriculum content and reference. Transform content to a quickly findable and accessible format. Optimize collaboration and personalize content with tools including commenting, rating and word tagging. Securely share ideas, expertise and knowledge among teachers and students. Output can be made available on your network or thru the Internet Cloud.

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Monday November 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Highland C RRCC

3:45pm PST

Dell and Google For Education
This session will cover Dell's vision for education and partnership with Google on the Chromebook. Google will present how the Chromebook came to be and why Chromebooks are perfect for the 21st century classroom. After there will be a time of Q and A.


Monday November 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Highland H RRCC

3:45pm PST

Digital Publishing - Archiving - Broadcasting
Thousands of scholarly, locally-authored learning resources are entombed on shelves in three ring binders. Learn how you can easily use technology to digitally transform these resources, add metadata, and broadcast them 24/7 to student and teacher tablets, mobile devices, laptops and desktop computers. Learn how to author new learning resources and integrate them with library resources that can be accessed instantly; whether a teacher needs to project the periodic table from a digital textbook to a whiteboard, or a student needs to retrieve a primary source document for a collaborative, classroom project.

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Monday November 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Cascade CD RRCC

3:45pm PST

iPad Deployment 101 - Getting started - Configuring and Deploying iPad in Education
This session will focus on the foundations and best practices for iPad Deployment in Education, via deploy.apple.com - We will cover the basics for both a shared iPad deployment, as well as the starting-points for a 1:1 "assigned" iPad Deployment. Knowing most schools have shared and assigned iPads, it is important to have the building blocks for both, to make an entire deployment successful. Links and resources will be provided after via e-mail. This is essential for anyone new to iPad deployment, and a good review for anyone looking for a refresher

Monday November 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Highland E RRCC

3:45pm PST

Islands of Enlightenment
The Islands of Enlightenment Projects allow students in Grades 6-12 to explore 3 main themes:
1. The Understanding the Holocaust Project which gives students a mind's eye look into the tragic history of the Holocaust. Students are immersed into the digitally created streets of Amsterdam 1944. Here students explore 10 Common Core based assignments correlating with the Classic Book, The Diary of a Young Girl: Anne Frank. Students develop skills allowing them to be creators of content rich presentations. Presented by Jill Pallante 2. The Heir of the King Project is designed to help students learn about medieval rules and structures by role playing in a quest based system. Students learn medieval history as well as problem solving and collaboration to help them solve the mystery of the heir of the king. Presented by Mary Howard
3. The Virtual Design Project incorporates the principles of architecture and building that are integral to Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House. Students involved in this project are given a Real Life tour of the Darwin Martin House by museum Education Director Gina Neureuther. Then students then explore history, architecture, and artistry to build their own virtual build that other's may explore and interact with. Presented by Gina Neureuther Within each of these projects there are Common Core aligned lessons touching on almost every content area. This program is provided free through the NYSED Technology and Learning Grant.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Howard

Mary Howard

Teacher, Veronica E. Connor Middle School
Mary Howard is a 6th Grade Teacher in Grand Island New York and assisted with the development of several virtual world projects including Heir of the King, Frank Lloyd Wright and Invent-It. She also writes an awesome Edtech blog, titled: yoursmarticles.blogspot.com. Follow her on... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Wheelock

Andrew Wheelock

Technology Coordinator, Erie ! BOCES
Andrew Wheelock (Spiff Whitfield) is a Technology Integrator at Erie 1 BOCES/WNYRIC.Recently, awarded with the Outstanding New York State Technology Leader Award, and previously served as the Chairperson of ISTE's SIGVE (Now VEN) Group from 2011-2013.I collaborate with teachers using... Read More →


Monday November 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Highland G RRCC

3:45pm PST

Making the Connection: Collaborating in CAPspace
TWICE’s Collaborations Around the Planet (CAPspace) is a K-12 global network that enables educators with H.323 videoconferencing to connect with colleagues and peers and expand the reach of their classroom. Collaborations involve two classrooms connecting to share information and learn together. Since September 2009 over 1800 collaborations have been posted in CAPspace! This session will include: a tour of CAPspace; finding, creating, and preparing collaborations; using the “exploding projects” tool, and now exploring the VC Providers Database that is included in CAPspace.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Spath

Amy Spath

Coordinator of E-Learning, CNYRIC


Monday November 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Aquaduct AB RRCC

3:45pm PST

Meeting College and Readiness Skills Through A Digital Medium for 21st Century Students
The world has changed and students are different in what they expect education to be in our society. Students come equipped with technological skills that need to be embraced in the educational setting. When it comes to effective college and career readiness skills a shift has taken root in the educational world. It is expected that students are well prepared to effectively communicate in a technological driven workforce. It is also expected that students who attend college have the digital literacy skills to effectively manage e-learning. Additionally, personalized education tools that enhance learning with relation to college and career skills are most relevant in educating today's students.

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Steve Brown

School Counselor, Lake Shore Central School District


Monday November 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Aquaduct CD RRCC

3:45pm PST

Protecting Against Cyberthreats That Matter to Education
It’s not news that threats are growing across the IT security landscape. Today’s malware imposes significant business risks due to the highly organized nature of attacks – applications, web sites and social networks are all subject to attacks and vulnerabilities. Hackers are highly organized professionals with vast networks who are able to precisely target an unsuspecting victim, including many schools and their employees and their students. During this talk, Mark Villinski will examine what this means for school administrators and what Technology Directors need to look for to stay on top of these threats.

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Monday November 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Highland B RRCC

3:45pm PST

Using Technology to Secure Your Physical Environment
Combine the physical security of doors and locks with powerful software and analytics to proactively secure your campus environment.-IP Access Control-IP Video Surveillance-IP Intercom-Blue Lights- Campus Lockdown   -Mass Notification

Hear from other districts who have successfully deployed these technologies.

Case Studies:
Bedford CSD
Hilton CSD
Fayetteville Manlius CSD

Speakers
avatar for David Gee

David Gee

Bedford Central School District


Monday November 24, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm PST
Cascade AB RRCC

4:15pm PST

News-o-matic Demo
Want to see students beg to read nonfiction? Hear firsthand in this 15-minute lightening session how teachers use News-O-Matic, the Daily News Experience for Kids, to inspire them to read every day. News-O-Matic seamlessly combines nonfiction literacy and gamification to produce an engaging and interactive learning app. Transform a wide range of learners into passionate readers of the news ⎯ and well-informed global citizens. A variety of integrated assessment tools ensures that your students are mastering the literacy standards.


Monday November 24, 2014 4:15pm - 4:30pm PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

5:00pm PST

DIY Reception
Come out for a quick snack and beverage and you unwind from a full day a the conference. Feel free to roam from table to table making fun items you can share with your colleagues and students.  

All are welcome (and encouraged) to attend! 

Monday November 24, 2014 5:00pm - 7:00pm PST
RRCC - Lilac Ballroom

7:30pm PST

 
Tuesday, November 25
 

7:00am PST

Get Fit with NYSCATE- ZUMBA
Join us for ZUMBA Monday and Tuesday morning in the Hyatt Ballroom.  This is a perfect way to start your busy day!

Free T shirts for the first 50 participants!
 

Tuesday November 25, 2014 7:00am - 8:00am PST
Hyatt Regency Ballroom

7:30am PST

8:00am PST

Breakfast
Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:00am - 9:00am PST
RRCC Exhibit Hall

8:00am PST

NYSCATE Exploratorium - Unlocking STEAM Activities for Schools
It would be difficult to find an educator or parent who would argue against students developing skills such as collaboration, problem solving, creativity, inquiry, drafting and revising, and logical thinking.  And while these skills are all developed through students experiencing the act of programming a machine through coding, we don't always find coding as part of our K-12 curriculum.  Today, coding is experiencing a renaissance in education and is more accessible to more students than ever before.  Whether we look to analog and concrete tools to develop coding skills in very young children such as Robot Turtles and BeeBots, block-based programming platforms such as Scratch for intermediate students, or engaging in an online course designed to teach high level coding languages such as Python, HTML, or CSS, there is an entry point and benefit for students at virtually any age or ability level to develop the skills we seek our students to develop whether or not they ever seek out a career path in computer science.


Students, teachers and educators invite you to our NYSCATE Exploratorium.  We will feature entry points to coding from board games designed to develop concrete code-like thinking for very young students, simple, but surprisingly powerful coding applications for elementary and intermediate students, and examples of coding applications for older students.  Also featured, will be examples of coding that extends beyond a computer screen to control objects such as programmable Lego bricks.  The possibilities of coding are virtually limitless and we invite you to come explore the possibilities with us.

Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:00am - 12:00pm PST
Riverside Court RRCC

8:30am PST

Corporate Focus Groups

Intel
By Invitation only.

A focus group is a facilitated discussion amongst peers regarding a new educational product for product enhancements.  This is a tremendous opportunity to have input on the design of a product and have your voice heard.  In addition, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow educators from the Rochester area and engage in professional discourse about why a product works and why it does not. Your constructive feedback is requested.


If interested, please complete the following link: http://www.nyscate.org/forms.cfm?myForm=49
 

Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am PST
Hyatt Regency Wilson, Eastman & Hanson

8:45am PST

Best Elementary Math Common Core Apps and Websites
Looking for great apps and websites to support elementary math Common Core? In this 15-minute lightening session learn about use cases and best practices from tools featured on Common Sense's Graphite: Sokikom: Common Core Math; DragonBox Elements; and Bugs and Numbers.

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Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:45am - 9:00am PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

8:45am PST

3:1 for our students? How Cuba-Rushford makes it all work.
Teachers, administrator and technology coordinator experiences and thoughts will be shared as we look to leverage great teaching for every student every day with reasonable technology.

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avatar for Chris Cappelletti

Chris Cappelletti

Teacher - Middle School.Jr HS, Cuba-Rushford Central School
I have taught social studies at Cuba-Rushford for the past 18 years. I am currently 1/2 day 7th grade Social Studies and 1/2 the day tech integrator for CRCS. We are a 1-to-1 iPad district grades 3-12. I'm passionate about doing what is best for kids, taking chances, not being afraid... Read More →
avatar for Jay Morris

Jay Morris

Technology Director, Cuba-Rusford School District
Learning, Everyday iCan at CRCS, Building our PLN, Teaching, Allegany Math Science Engineering Initiative, Falling is Learning Initiative


Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am PST
Cascade EF RRCC

8:45am PST

App Showcase
For the third year in a row, this dynamic trio will demonstrate iPad apps that support many facets of education. Come prepared to bring back lots of information to your schools and colleagues to be used in many different content areas!

Speakers
avatar for Darlynda	Miktuk

Darlynda Miktuk

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Erie 1 BOCES
Dr. Darlynda Miktuk has been an Instructional Technology Coordinator with K-12 educators in Western NY with Erie 1 BOCES for the past 11 years and spent 5 years as a science teacher before that. She is a Google Educator Level 1 & Level 2. Twitter is her favorite social media platform... Read More →


Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am PST
Highland A RRCC

8:45am PST

Blended Learning To Expand Learning Opportunites
In a time of limited resources and ever-increasing mandates, blended learning offers school districts the ability to provide greater learning opportunities to all students. As learning is student-centered, teaching practices and lesson differentiation are positively impacted with greater overall efficiency. While fully online courses and flipped learning models are the most recognizable, blended learning offers a full range of options. Schools and educators can design various blended learning models to suit the needs of every student while meeting the higher standards associated with the Common Core. As one size does not fit all, models can be tailored based on the technological knowledge of individual teachers and administrators. Attendees will hear real-life examples and success stories from a low wealth rural school district and BOCES that can be easily translated to their own school districts.


Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am PST
Aquaduct AB RRCC

8:45am PST

Creating a New Learning Culture

Integrating technology is more than the device. The real power is creating a new technology-rich learning culture where classrooms are engaging, authentic and students develop the skills they need for their future. In this session school leaders will learn to create a new culture through a systematic process: Creating a shared-vision, building a plan and capacity with leaders, learning environments to engage students, professional development that creates capacity in teachers, overcoming barriers, and the keys to change. The session will be interactive and participants will leave with a renewed vision of school cultures, understand why we need to change, and the steps that can be implemented to create change.

 



Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am PST
Aquaduct CD RRCC

8:45am PST

Fun Math: Creating Math Oriented Movies to a Global Audience
Understanding math is much more than answering problems on a page. In this session, participants will explore some ways that students can demonstrate a deeper understanding of math concepts and vocabulary, through creating fun and engaging multimedia projects. This process includes using different iPad apps and Web 2.0 websites to produce and publish short screencasts and math-oriented movies which can be shared around the world to a global audience.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Colosi

Rich Colosi

Instructional Technology Specialist, Monroe #2 BOCES
Richard Colosi is an Instructional Technology Specialist from Rochester, NY. Since beginning his education career, he has established himself as an effective leader within instructional technology through creating and sharing effective integration practices to maximize student success... Read More →


Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am PST
Highland H RRCC

8:45am PST

Google Docs + iPads = Creative Learning
Google Apps for Education opens doors to new and exciting learning experiences, even for young children. When combined with iPads, its power increases exponentially! In this session, see some examples of how our elementary and middle school teachers used Google Docs and iPads together to help students create, collaborate, and communicate. Walk away with easy project ideas you can implement immediately!

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avatar for Sarah Janis

Sarah Janis

Technology Integrator PreK-12, Cleveland Hill UFSD


Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am PST
Highland D RRCC

8:45am PST

iPad Deployment 201 - Advanced - Best Practices and new Apple programs
This session will focus on the new and updated programs for iPad Deployment in Education, via deploy.apple.com - We will focus on the DEP (Device Enrollment Program), AppleID for Students, and the updated VPP (Volume Purchase Program) options for iOS app purchases. Anyone involved in deploying iPads, or considering a large 1:1 iPad initiative, will find this beneficial.

Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am PST
Highland E RRCC

8:45am PST

Moving from Administrator to Lead Learner
Enlightened lead learners know that there is more to running a school or department than managing day to day operations. Enlightened leaders also know that change is required if we are to transform our schools and our collective (students, staff, parents) capacity to learn. As you juggle the challenges of new initiatives, learn how to engage with “like minded” educators throughout the nation and world to help you. Developing a PLN will transform your leadership approach, style, attitude and message!


Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am PST
Cascade CD RRCC

8:45am PST

Personalized Learning with Google, Odyssey and MAP - The Trifecta
Integrating Compass Learning-Odyssey and Google Drive into a personalized learning environments. This enables teachers to provide individualized instruction through NWEA-MAP aligned Odyssey activities, assignments and assessments. Utilizing Google Drive, the teacher has the capability to track, monitor, and provide feedback on student progress. The data obtained assists with informing the instructor to create student groups within their classroom. The individualized program helps to inform teachers, students, parents and administration of student growth.


Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am PST
Cascade AB RRCC

8:45am PST

Programming Your Digital Story
Using programming to tell a story is a two-for-one: Students practice important ELA skills and at the same time use computational thinking skills like representing data and using algorithmic thinking! Join us to explore how various programming tools such as Scratch, LEGO WeDo and NAO Robotics can be used for creating a variety of digital stories. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination!

Speakers
avatar for Liz Mueller

Liz Mueller

Instructional Technology Specialist, Mohawk Regional Infromation Center


Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am PST
Highland F RRCC

8:45am PST

Robots Grabbing Student's (Attention!)
Using robots in your classroom can boost your core curriculum and help forge STEM connections across disciplines. In this session we will share actual projects where teachers ramped up conventional lessons by incorporating NAO humanoid robots. You don’t have to be a techie for these robots to be an asset in your classroom. Join us to see them in action and learn how to build engagement.

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avatar for Colin Strainge

Colin Strainge

Prog Coordinator, NERIC
Deep into Robotics in the classroom, Online, Blended and Flipped Learning- Changing the way we work with kids to learn.


Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am PST
Highland G RRCC

8:45am PST

Technology & CCLS in the K-5 Classroom
Come explore the expectations and opportunities for technology integration in the Common Core Learning Standards. We will identify the standards by grade level (K-5), discussing practical and engaging tools for producing, publishing, collaborating, keyboarding and audio recordings.


Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am PST
Highland C RRCC

8:45am PST

The Ultimate Collaboration Tool - OneNote
With Microsoft OneNote, you can create digital notebooks that support academic standards and education outcomes across disciplines and tasks, such as writing, reading, mathematics, science, history, CTE, and elective courses. Students may use OneNote across content areas and grade levels, and use OneNote to compile and organize unstructured information, research, and content.  OneNote also supports research, collaboration, information management, communication, note taking, journaling, reflective writing, and academic requirements.

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Tuesday November 25, 2014 8:45am - 9:45am PST
Highland B RRCC

9:15am PST

News-o-matic Demo
Want to see students beg to read nonfiction? Hear firsthand in this 15-minute lightening session how teachers use News-O-Matic, the Daily News Experience for Kids, to inspire them to read every day. News-O-Matic seamlessly combines nonfiction literacy and gamification to produce an engaging and interactive learning app. Transform a wide range of learners into passionate readers of the news ⎯ and well-informed global citizens. A variety of integrated assessment tools ensures that your students are mastering the literacy standards.


Tuesday November 25, 2014 9:15am - 9:30am PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

10:30am PST

Crash Course in Coding
If you could do one thing to give your students the opportunity to have a great job after they graduate, besides teaching them to read, would you do it? Lauren and Rick will show you how. Only 10% of schools teach some kind of coding or programming in U.S. The owner and inventor of Facebook, Mark Zuckerburg, says that Facebook's policy is to hire as many computer and software engineers as possible. It is unacceptable to not be preparing students for these jobs. Join us to learn how to hit the ground running with coding in your classroom regardless of grade level.

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avatar for Rick Weinberg

Rick Weinberg

BOCES/RIC, CA BOCES
Rick Weinberg has often been call the Mayor of NYSCATE and has a hashtag to reflect it. (#mayorofnyscate) Rick has presented at many national, state and local conferences and has published work in digital and physical publications that include magazines, books and websites. Rick... Read More →


Tuesday November 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Highland G RRCC

10:30am PST

Creating Social Stories For Students With Disabilities
Creating social stories on the iPad (with apps like storykit and Book Creator) allow teachers to add sound, video and text to speech functions to help make the story more meaningful and engaging for students, especially those with disabilities. Also, it allows the students to be involved in the creation of their own social stories, giving them ownership over the topics.

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Tuesday November 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Highland B RRCC

10:30am PST

Cyber Security in Action: Making Student Safety a Priority
Educators know that students who suffer from the harmful effects of bullying, drugs, violence, abusive domestic situations and depression can't fully benefit from the use of current technology and learning tools.
Come hear real-life stories about how potentially harmful student situations were avoided, while providing educators teachable moments that promote digital citizenship.

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Tuesday November 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Aquaduct CD RRCC

10:30am PST

Designing and Evaluation Virtual Spaces Through the Community of Inquiry Framework
The landscape of our classrooms is changing. Distance learning, flipped, blended and online learning create alternate spaces in which students interact. How can we create spaces to balance social, cognitive and teacher presence? How do we collect data and evaluate? This session offers instruction design considerations and templates which leverage technology tools as well as methods to collect and assess data for course evaluation through the lens of a community of inquiry framework.This session will summarize K12 research, provide a blueprint for instructors and designers to map course objectives to constructed activities in blended and online spaces, as well as to suggest several self-evaluation tools and rubrics for over course evaluation and re-design. Participants will collaborate and map technology tools to an exemplar rubric through a shared google doc.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Ruud

Lisa Ruud

Managing Coordinator - Instructional Services, NERIC
Passionate about... New designs for P16 systems Co-Creation of Knowledge Leadership Boundary Bridging Innovation - Revolution Urbanization Identity and Voice


Tuesday November 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Aquaduct AB RRCC

10:30am PST

El Ed and Higher Ed Collaborations in Technology
The Thomas O'Brien Academy of Science and Technology public magnet school and The College of Saint Rose have a long history of educational collaborations. Over the past few years, these collaborations have focused on the implementation of various educational technologies including distance learning, computer programming and science projects.

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Laurie Ellis

Math Coach, Albany City Schools


Tuesday November 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Cascade CD RRCC

10:30am PST

Fabulous Forms for Formative Functions
Google Forms offers fabulous ways to collect information, but did you know you can quickly assess and gather student data to drive your instruction using this powerful tool? Did you know you can virtually replace paper use in the classroom with Google Forms? In this session, attendees will see Google Forms (in conjunction with Google Docs) in action in a Elementary Classroom. Classroom teacher will demonstrate several classroom applications of Google forms where students responses were collected and live results were used to drive instruction. Examples include creating a Google Form entrance pass to pre-assess student learning on a concept. Students scan QR code to access form and complete. Class then views live results as a springboard into discussion of a classroom concept and then post-assessing learning at the end of the lesson via a Google Form.

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avatar for Mary Howard

Mary Howard

Teacher, Veronica E. Connor Middle School
Mary Howard is a 6th Grade Teacher in Grand Island New York and assisted with the development of several virtual world projects including Heir of the King, Frank Lloyd Wright and Invent-It. She also writes an awesome Edtech blog, titled: yoursmarticles.blogspot.com. Follow her on... Read More →


Tuesday November 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Highland C RRCC

10:30am PST

How a District can Transform Teaching and Learning
In this session we will have several schools represented, in this short-presentation and Q&A discussions. Representing several different types of technology deployments, each school will talk about their own. If you are considering finding a way to embrace enabling allow each and every student to have their own learning experience, you will have a chance to talk to several schools, as their share their successes and challenges.

Tuesday November 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Highland E RRCC

10:30am PST

Improving Student Learning Outcomes Through the Use of Research and Analysis
Participants will be introduced to a research-based framework called “CASE - Classroom:Access:Skills:Environment” which helps school leaders link technology use to learning outcomes. Learn how to use research and analysis to turbo charge your transition from digitized 20th century practice towards authentic, collaborative and connected learning experiences.

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avatar for Rich Allen

Rich Allen

Educational Leader, BrightBytes
BrightBytes, an educational research organization, partners with industry experts to create evidence-based frameworks and translate complex data into simple, fast actions that improve student learning.


Tuesday November 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Highland A RRCC

10:30am PST

Incorporate your 1:1 device with the Lumens line of Ladibug portable document cameras
Lumens document cameras offers multiple ways to incorporate your 1:1 device with the Lumens line of Ladibug portable document cameras.  Lumens now offers an IPad app which allows teachers to stream live video from the Lumens document camera directly to students’ IPads.  Lumens also offers a Chrome Book app which allows a direct USB connection from any of our document cameras to the Chrome Book for live video streaming.  Finally, The LumensTM DC192 Document Camera is equipped with a special HDMI pass-through feature. With this function, the audio and video of mobile devices can be transmitted to the Apple TV. Then, it can pass- through via the DC192 to a display.


Tuesday November 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Highland H RRCC

10:30am PST

Innovative Online College and Career Exploration
Educators the world over are working towards preparing students with the essential 21st century knowledge and skills needed to be successful now and in the future. However, despite strong efforts there are many students who may not be aware of all the resources available at no cost, to meet their college and career goals. NYS CareerZone is an innovative online career exploration and planning system designed especially for today's high-tech youth in New York State (NYS). The Northeast Comprehensive Center in partnership with New York State Education Department, and NYS Department of Labor has developed seven three to five minute videos to engage educators, students, parent/guardians, and school counselors on how to use the website’s tools and resources to prepare students for college and career.

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Robin Banks

Alfred E. Smith Career And Technical Education High School


Tuesday November 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Highland D RRCC

10:30am PST

Job Embedded PD, A Model for Flipping The Classroom
LHRIC Model Schools and Irvington UFSD will share a professional development model for flipped instruction that was used with a group of teachers from different content areas with a diverse set of technological skills and experiences. Over the course of three months, teachers used a variety of tools and experiences to collaborate both online and in-person in order to push their instruction to the next level. Work from the group will be shared.

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Leslie Accardo

Model Schools Coordinator, Lower Hudson Regional Information Center


Tuesday November 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Cascade EF RRCC

10:30am PST

Minecraft in School? Crafting Student Learning and Motivation

Given its popularity and the growth of gaming in education in general, educators have been working on ways to incorporate Minecraft in some shape or form into the classroom. One hindrance has always been the complexity with interacting with children and modifying Minecraft to work well in the classroom situation without needing complex programming skills. MinecraftEDU takes all these difficulties and simplifies it for the classroom teacher. Come and see how MinecraftEDU can be used to enhance student motivation and engagement in the classroom.


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avatar for Antonio Scordo

Antonio Scordo

Coordinator, Erie 1 BOCES
Antonio Scordo holds both Music Education and Educational Technology Specialist NYS Teacher Certifications.  He is also a Microsoft Certified MIE Trainer (Microsoft Innovative Educator) and trains on the use Office 365 on a regular basis.  He is also a Microsoft Certified Minecraft... Read More →


Tuesday November 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Highland F RRCC

10:30am PST

Solve the biggest problem in K-12 wireless, double your wireless capacity without purchasing additional APs.
The Avaya WLAN 9100 is not your father’s wireless solution.  It’s the wireless solution you have been waiting for; double wireless capacity without purchasing new APs, control applications at wireless edge, eliminate the controller bottleneck, enable zero touch provisioning and truly integrate the wired and wireless networks.

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Tuesday November 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am PST
Cascade AB RRCC

10:30am PST

TenMarks Demo
In this 15-minute lightening session come learn about TenMarks, a web-based math program for grades 1-Alg 2/Geometry that reinforces classroom instruction and builds deep conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. Deeply aligned to the new standards, TenMarks Math has both a free and premium version for schools that provides students with practice, intervention, assessment, and automatic differentiation to meet their individual needs.

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Tuesday November 25, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

11:00am PST

Digital Compass: A Roadmap for the Digital World
Get a sneak peak at Common Sense Education's soon-to-be-launched resource, Digital Compass, in this 15-minute lightening session. Digital Compass is an interactive learning experience that helps students explore the consequences of their online decisions. Aligned to Common Core Standards, Digital Compass is designed for middle and high school students. It's a “choose your own adventure” animated series of engaging games that enable students to explore their digital lives via ethical dilemmas they may encounter online.

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Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:00am - 11:15am PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

11:30am PST

Digital Citizenship Curriculum on iBooks Textbooks
Dive into Common Sense Education's free Digital Literacy & Citizenship Curriculum on iBooks Textbooks in this 15-minute lightening session. Books include ebedded professional development, videos, interactive activities, assessments, and ability for students to email work to teachers. Learn about key features and best practices for implementation.

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Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:30am - 11:45am PST
Empire Lounge RRCC Floor 2 - next to exhibit hall opening

11:45am PST

Activating student voice as a driver for deep personalized learning

Target audience: Teachers of Grades 3-12 

In this hands-on workshop, we will draw on the work of leading educational thinkers to share practical strategies for shifting the ownership of learning from teacher to student. He will demonstrate how teachers are using high quality provocations to activate original thinking from every student in a bid to activate learners and learning in every lesson. This workshop is highly recommended for teachers who are interested in mobile, problem based or blended learning.

We will introduce participants to Verso, a free, web-based app designed to establish new learning partnerships between and amongst students and teachers. 

Participants will gain access to a bank of resources for use in the classroom along with a range of examples from schools.



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Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Highland G RRCC

11:45am PST

BYOK Bring Your Own Khan With Office Mix
Come and learn to use Office Mix, a new plug-in for PowerPoint that is best described as an easy e-learning tool with built-in analytics! Not only does it enable you to create and curate distance learning and flipped classroom content but it also tracks each students screen view time. Interactive quizzes are included to assess progress...and it's free!

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David Lopez

Microsoft Educator Network


Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Highland H RRCC

11:45am PST

Digital Badges for Assessment, First Steps in Badging
In this session, participants have the opportunity to learn about badges and how they might be used in learning organizations. If you've ever earned a Boy Scout badge or “unlocked” levels in a video game then you get the general idea. People are considering a number of creative ways to leverage badges to document formal and informal learning as well as what their role may be in an assessment or grading session.Expect to explore the following questions: What are the benefits of badges for learning?What are the limitations of badges for learning?What gives a badge value?What are current uses of badges including digital badges and what are some of the future possibilities?

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Dana Serure

Staff Development Specialist, Erie 2 Chat-CATT BOCES
I am a Staff Development Specialist with Integrated Educational Services - IES team at E2CCB (Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of Cooperative Educational Services) located in Fredonia, NY.  My field experience in education spans over twenty years - serving as a classroom Social... Read More →


Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Cascade CD RRCC

11:45am PST

Feedback From Self Made Videos
This interactive hands-on session will allow participants to experience Instructional Coaching and peer-mentoring/Video Learning Communities with embedded feedback and see the potential of using a SWIVL ‘personal cameraman device’ and discuss the value of having colleagues participate in each other’s professional development.

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avatar for Paul Shuster

Paul Shuster

VP Product Development and Training, Media-X System
Paul Shuster was a classroom teacher for 31 years, a Trainer in Adult Education for 15 years, and an Education Instruction Specialist for IBM before joining Media-X. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Manitoba, Teaching Certification from Queens University... Read More →


Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Highland B RRCC

11:45am PST

Jefferson-Lewis BOCES - A successful journey into online learning
Jefferson-Lewis BOCES began its foray into online learning six years ago in partnership with PLATO Learning, now known as Edmentum.  Now, in its sixth year they have expanded their offerings to their component districts and those in the St Lawrence-Lewis BOCES through the Virtual Advanced Placement Grant.  Learn about this journey and the varied uses of the Plato Learning Environment in maximizing the efficiency in delivering sound educational solutions to administrators, teachers, and students.


Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Highland C RRCC

11:45am PST

Partnership for Change: Principal and Ed Tech Coach
While redefining learning with technology can be a challenging process, the partnership of principal & educational technology coach can have transformational impact. The presenters share how together they shifted the culture of their school from tech-avoidant to tech-embracing.

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avatar for Rebecca Penina Simon

Rebecca Penina Simon

Director of Educational Technology & Innovation, Solomon Schechter School of Queens


Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Highland D RRCC

11:45am PST

Personalized Learning: Realizing the Opportunites
There is a lot of discussion about personalized learning in schools today, but how do we truly embrace this shift with a definition and tools to support student learning.  Come join a conversation on the power of empowering student voice to support personalized learning.

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Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Aquaduct CD RRCC

11:45am PST

Safe, Mobile, Collaborative:Making Mobile Learning Work
Come see the solution, hear real-world stories and tips for successful mobile learning in your school, and have your questions answered.

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Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Cascade AB RRCC

11:45am PST

Software for Elementary Listening and Comprehension
The HearBuilder Collection is software for elementary students to practice Following Directions, Phonological Awareness, Auditory Memory, and Sequencing to supplement the English Language Arts curriculum. The HearBuilder research will be reviewed, software demonstrated, data collection reports presented, and study results shared.

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Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Highland F RRCC

11:45am PST

Teaching With the Makey-Makey
This Spring I taught a 5 day class to our middle school students called Makey Makey. The class focused around the ideas of invention, creativity and imagination. Students were given a Makey Makey (a simple pre-programed circuit board that lets users control a computer by using alligator clips and anything that is conductive). Students were taught the elements of basic design, and circuitry. The students had to use the Makey Makey to create a final project that was original. The presentation will give attendees some insight about using a project based model for learning and exploration. I will also show videos of student work and possibly bring in a student or two to answer questions.

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avatar for Tony Tepedino

Tony Tepedino

Coordinator Professional Learning, Faculty, Student Support Team, Allendale Columbia School
Throughout my 25+ years at Allendale Columbia School in Rochester, NY I have taken on many different roles. I have coached a variety of sports including Varsity Girls' Basketball, and Varsity Golf. I taught physical education for seven years, kindergarten for seven years, and served... Read More →


Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Highland A RRCC

11:45am PST

Twitter for Beginners: What is the tweeting all about?
You have heard people talk about Twitter and tweeting. Come learn what the hype is all about and how you may use Twitter to connect and learn with other educators.

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avatar for Darlynda	Miktuk

Darlynda Miktuk

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Erie 1 BOCES
Dr. Darlynda Miktuk has been an Instructional Technology Coordinator with K-12 educators in Western NY with Erie 1 BOCES for the past 11 years and spent 5 years as a science teacher before that. She is a Google Educator Level 1 & Level 2. Twitter is her favorite social media platform... Read More →


Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Aquaduct AB RRCC

11:45am PST

Wi-Fi Network Design and best practice for Mobile Learning
This session will go over some of the “best practices” for a schools’ WiFi design, in a vendor agnostic format. With literally thousands of wireless deployments over the last decade, the Apple team has some examples of a few ways to approach the challenges, and new technology, of the WiFi world.

Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Highland E RRCC

11:45am PST

“Puzzled about Campus Security? Let us help you put the pieces together”
Proprietary is a frightening word in the security industry. Join BadgePass and Video Insight to learn more about why modular, open-architecture solutions make the best investments for achieving your long-term security objectives on campus. 


Tuesday November 25, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm PST
Cascade EF RRCC

1:00pm PST

Lunch and Closing Keynote Address -Unleashing Student Superpowers: How Do We Stimulate Inquiry?

The best learning involves problem solving AND problem finding. As educators, we must engage our learners in the deep thinking that arises from considering questions that have no clear answer. In this session, we’ll examine the role of inquiry in the classroom, analyze specific classroom examples, and determine the role of technology in learning. Data from over 10 million students will drive this interactive conversation.



Kristen Swanson is a teacher, leader, and learner. She has taught at the elementary level, served as a regional consultant for Response to Intervention, worked as an educational technology director for a public school district in Pennsylvania, and developed curriculum alongside Dr. Grant Wiggins. She holds a B.A. degree from DeSales University, two M.A. degrees from Wilkes University, and an Ed.D. degree from Widener University. Kristen is also currently an adjunct professor for DeSales University in their instructional technology M.Ed program and a lead researcher at BrightBytes.

Kristen is passionate about meaningful professional learning for educators. She is an original founder of the Edcamp movement. She has shared her ideas and expertise at the ASCD conference, TEDxPhiladelphiaEd,

TEDxNYED, and Educon.

Kristen is a prolific author and blogger. She wrote Professional Learning in the Digital Age, Unleashing Student Superpowers, and Teaching the Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards. Her research has also been published in academic journals, including Literacy Learning: The Middle Years and The Journal of Reading, Writing, and Literacy. Kristen is also rated as one of the top 100 education bloggers by Teach 100.


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Kristen Swanson Ed.D

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An educational leader and curriculum writer, Kristen is a renowned teacher, professional developer, writer, speaker, and consultant on impactful learning designs. She has worked directly under the tutelage of Dr. Grant Wiggins and authored both Professional Learning in the Digital... Read More →


Tuesday November 25, 2014 1:00pm - 2:30pm PST
RRCC - Lilac Ballroom