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Session I [clear filter]
Tuesday, November 25
 

10:30am

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.

Speakers
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
Highland G RRCC

10:30am

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
Highland B RRCC

10:30am

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
Aquaduct CD RRCC

10:30am

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
Aquaduct AB RRCC

10:30am

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
Cascade CD RRCC

10:30am

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.

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 →


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

10:30am

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
Highland E RRCC

10:30am

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.

Speakers
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
Highland A RRCC

10:30am

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
Highland H RRCC

10:30am

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
Highland D RRCC

10:30am

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
Cascade EF RRCC

10:30am

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.


Speakers
avatar for Antonio Scordo

Antonio Scordo

Coordinator, Erie 1 BOCES
Maker Faires Minecraft PilotsMicrosoft Office 365, Windows 10, Coding - Kodu, Scratch, Code.org, etc.RoboticsGoogle Apps for EducationAll sorts of other tech stuff.If you want to read my entire vitae go here: https://goo.gl/CCxTiK


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

10:30am

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
Cascade AB RRCC