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Wednesday, July 10
 

7:45am

8:30am

Keynote: "Modernizing Education: The State of Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century" with Lucy Gray

Thirteen years into the millennium, educators are still wrestling to define 21st century learning and teaching. What do all these buzzwords mean and what are the implications for how we teach and students learn? How can teachers make practical changes in their classrooms while still addressing state and national standards? In this keynote, Lucy will discuss educational trends and initiatives, and best practices. Begin to understand how technology can be used to support teaching and learning and get inspired to encourage their respective institutions to evolve in this era of education reform. 


Speakers
avatar for Lucy Gray

Lucy Gray

Consultant, Lucy Gray Consulting
Currently an education consultant advising a variety of organizations, Lucy Gray previously taught elementary grade levels in Chicago Public Schools and middle school computer science at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. In 2007, Lucy founded the Global Education Collaborative, a network for educators interested in collaboration which has been expanded into the Global Education Conference. In her consulting life, she has led... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2013 8:30am - 9:45am
6th Floor Commons

10:00am

Avenues Spotlight: Raina Crawford "iPad Integration in a Lower School Classroom: Using the iPad as a Tool for Inquiry, Differentiation, and Assessment"

Gone are the days when iPads are treated as rewards for finishing a lesson or a unit! Come learn how the iPad can be used as an instrumental tool in the learning process. This session will highlight a variety of iPad projects and activities that were implemented in upper elementary classrooms this year across math, history, reading and writing curricula. A number of helpful apps will be presented, as well as tips for successful organization and assessment of student work on the iPads.


Speakers
avatar for Raina Crawford

Raina Crawford

4th Grade Teacher, Avenues: The World School
Raina Crawford is a head teacher for fourth grade at Avenues. She came from Greenwich Academy (Greenwich, CT), where she had been a teaching intern for second and fourth grade for the last two years. In addition, she was the assistant coach for the varsity girls’ field hockey team. During this time, Raina also tutored Latin and Spanish for middle and high school students. | Raina’s prior teaching experience includes three years as... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 611

10:00am

Mobile Web Apps & Content Creation Made Easy

During this session, you will how to use several tools that can used to create simple, mobile web apps and content for the classroom, a school event, and more. You will also learn how to easy it is to create dynamic web content written in HTML 5 without knowing code that can be used anywhere on the web and viewed with a computer or any mobile device! Devices of all kinds are welcome to this session for viewing content but most development will be done using a computer.


Speakers
avatar for Mike Amante

Mike Amante

Technology Intergration Specialist, New Hartford Central Schools
Mike is a high school teacher from central New York who teaches Computer Applications, Web Design, and Computer Science courses at the Senior & Junior High School level as well as serves in his school district as the district’s Technology Integration Specialist. In this role, he works closely with K12 students, classroom teachers as well as administrators to use the latest technologies most effectively. Beyond his work in the classroom, Mike is... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 612

10:00am

Global Collaboration: A Conversation with Lucy Gray

Join Lucy after her Keynote about modernizing education for a follow-up conversation!


Speakers
avatar for Lucy Gray

Lucy Gray

Consultant, Lucy Gray Consulting
Currently an education consultant advising a variety of organizations, Lucy Gray previously taught elementary grade levels in Chicago Public Schools and middle school computer science at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. In 2007, Lucy founded the Global Education Collaborative, a network for educators interested in collaboration which has been expanded into the Global Education Conference. In her consulting life, she has led... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 610

10:00am

The Right Tool for the Job: Promoting Student Choice

Progressive educators are still wrestling with the idea of what the relationship between progressive ideals and technology is. At the Ethical Culture School we work to be very thoughtful that our technology program is meaningful, child centered and projects are process oriented. We encourage students to assess their learning and choose the tools that are best for them.

In this session we will explore how to manage a classroom so that students can be in charge of their own learning. We will look at how teachers can use technology to differentiate instruction and encourage student choice. We will look at different tools students can use for note taking and project making and will suggest language educators can use to create this empowering classroom environment.


Speakers
avatar for Kim Deveaux

Kim Deveaux

Academic Technology Integrator, Ethical Culture (PK-5), Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Kim Deveaux is currently the Ethical Culture (PK-5) Academic Technology Integrator at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Bronx, NY.


Wednesday July 10, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 613

11:15am

Avenues Spotlight: Ben Lesch "iPad Use with Middle Elementary Grades: Strategies, Ideas and Apps"

This session will explore strategies to get your students comfortable and proficient using the iPad, so you can focus on creating projects with students without headaches and tech glitches. A number of apps will be highlighted which can be used right away in your classrooms, ideas for projects in different subject areas, and ideas for assessment of your students. Time will be allocated to try some of these apps out and play!


Speakers
avatar for Ben Lesch

Ben Lesch

Third Grade Head Teacher, Avenues: The World School
Ben Lesch is currently a head teacher in third grade at Avenues. Previously he has been the Lower School and Middle School technology coordinator at Riverdale Country School in Bronx, NY, where he collaborated with teachers to build curricula integrated with technology strands in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. In addition to teaching technology classes, he implemented a laptop program for faculty and held workshops to facilitate... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 610

11:15am

Games and Storytelling
Interactive media, specifically games, engage players, tell stories, and express specific values. In this session, we will both play and deconstruct online games, discussing the ways in which games do all three of those things. We will also engage in a game design exercise incorporating narrative and values into the process.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Gardner

Andrew Gardner

Senior Manager BrainPOP Educators, BrainPOP
Andrew Gardner has more than a decade of experience teaching and integrating technology with young children. As Senior Manager of BrainPOP Educators, Andrew is building an online community of over 300,000 teachers, sharing his insight and guiding conversations about best practices, perspectives, and creative technology integration. Prior to BrainPOP, Andrew taught at The School at Columbia University, where he served as technology integrator... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 611

11:15am

Integrating International Projects in Your Curriculum

Integrating international projects in to a school's curriculum is not as difficult as some may think. Laura will share ways that she has had her students involved in global collaboration projects and how she, and other educators, have been able to integrate these projects in their curriculum.


Speakers
avatar for Laura Nietzer

Laura Nietzer

6th Grade Humanities Teacher, Saddle River Day School
Laura is an educator with over twenty years experience teaching first through sixth grade. She presently teaches sixth grade Humanities at the Saddle River Day School and has revised the Geography curriculum to concentrate on international projects and global collaboration. Laura is also a longstanding member of the school's technology committee.


Wednesday July 10, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 612

11:15am

Library and Technology: Redefining Traditional Roles

This session will explore the partnership between library and technology as a department. Collaboration, support, and information technology and "library" integration (with specific examples) will be discussed


Speakers
avatar for Erin Blad-Johnson

Erin Blad-Johnson

Early Learning Center and Lower School Librarian, Avenues: The World School
Erin Blad-Johnson is an Early Learning Center and Lower School Librarian. She began her career in education teaching Spanish after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Since then, she has taught in Minnesota, Washington, and Hawaii.  She attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, graduating with a Master of Library and Information Science degree and School Library Media Specialist Licensure. She weaves technology... Read More →
avatar for Alia Methven

Alia Methven

Director of Library Services, Avenues: The World School
Alia Methven is the Director of Library Services at Avenues: The World School. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Education from St. Bonaventure University and Masters in Information Science and Library Studies from the University at Buffalo. She is a NYS certified teacher and library media specialist, and has worked in both public and private schools for the past 13 years. Providing a dynamic and collaborative school library program... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 613

12:15pm

Lunch
Wednesday July 10, 2013 12:15pm - 1:15pm
3rd Floor Cafe

1:15pm

Avenues Spotlight: Sharan Shah "I Turned It In, Online!"

Join Sharan as she shares how she is using apps as a student work repository in her Avenues classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Sharan Shah

Sharan Shah

Humanities Teacher, Avenues: The World School
Sharan Shah joined Avenues as the head of grade seven and a humanities teacher with a focus on English. In addition to teaching, she has developed curriculum for grades six through eight and served as the test coordinator and admissions counselor for middle and high school admissions, using assessment data to focus after-school tutorial groups in English language arts. She began her teaching career in Santa Paula, CA at an agricultural magnet... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 610

1:15pm

Scratchy Fun: Creating Presentations and Games with Code
Scratch is a programming language that lets kids use code snippets, self-produced drawings, and stock images to create interactive art, games, presentations, and stories. Scratch emphasizes computational thinking, creativity, and invention and capitalizes on the power of web-publishing to get student work online and empower them as creators and programmers. Learn about how Scratch can be used at all levels of Lower School in Math, Science, Humanities, and Art classes!

Speakers
avatar for Tatyana Dvorkin

Tatyana Dvorkin

Technology Integrator, Avenues: The World School
Tatyana Dvorkin is a Technology Integrator at Avenues: The World School. There, she works with kids of all ages introducing them to programming, game design, board games that focus on critical thinking, and topics in digital citizenship. She received her M.A. in Instructional Technology and Media from Columbia Teachers College where she was a graduate assistant with the Games for Learning Institute. Her favorite games are the Diablo series... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 611

1:15pm

Kids Learning From Kids: Connecting the Dots Around the World

During this session, participants will explore several different methods to leverage technology and curriculum through unique student content creation experiences. Utilizing different iPad apps and social media services, students can produce and publish media aligned to the Common Core State Standards, which can be shared with other children all around the world. Learn how projects such as The Dot Project (http://www.thedotproject.org) can help students to develop a deeper understanding of content, while promoting 21st Century Skills such as creativity and collaboration.


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 within a K-12 learning environment. | | He has been a featured presenter at numerous school districts, and he helped consult with the United States Department... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 612

1:15pm

Teacher Productivity & Efficiency through Technology

This session will focus on tools, techniques, and workflows you can use to make the digital aspects of your classroom management and communication more productive and efficient. You will learn about web apps, mobile apps, and desktop tools that can applied to any grade level and any classroom environment to make the most of your time and more fully leverage technology to help you save time and effort. Please feel free to bring your laptop, tablet, and cell phone to this session to learn how to use these tools more interconnect them into a set of super productivity tools for your students!


Speakers
avatar for Mike Amante

Mike Amante

Technology Intergration Specialist, New Hartford Central Schools
Mike is a high school teacher from central New York who teaches Computer Applications, Web Design, and Computer Science courses at the Senior & Junior High School level as well as serves in his school district as the district’s Technology Integration Specialist. In this role, he works closely with K12 students, classroom teachers as well as administrators to use the latest technologies most effectively. Beyond his work in the classroom, Mike is... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 613

2:30pm

Avenues Spotlight Speaker: Erin Finn-Welch "Creating Meaningful Partnerships: How Google Drive can extend writing partnerships beyond the classroom walls and fuel innovation"
This session will cover the basics of Google Drive and how it can improve multiple areas your classroom from organization to innovation.

No more excuses! Google Drive alleviates the hassle of attachments, avoids issues with email, printing, saving, and many other common issues, streamlining the process of collaboration and group work.

In this session you will learn how to: create new documents, share them with students, upload previously made documents, give student feedback, monitor student progress, extend partnerships outside of the school day, assign group homework allowing groups to meet virtually, access your documents from any computer, and collaborate on documents in realtime.

In addition, you'll see examples of student and teacher collaboration and pick up helpful tips you can immediately implement.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Finn-Welch

Erin Finn-Welch

Head of Grade, Humanities: English Teacher (Fifth Grade), Avenues: The World School
Erin Finn-Welch will join Avenues as the head of grade for the fifth grade. She comes to us from Greenwich Academy (GA), where she has been teaching English for the last eight years. Most recently, she has been fifth grade team leader, overseeing the programmatic needs of the grade. Erin has an intimate knowledge of this age group and understands the unique needs of their transition into middle school.  As part of her leadership work for her... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 610

2:30pm

Creating Literacy Centers with iPad

With thousands of educational apps and an intuitive and tactile interface, the iPad is a device that has the potential to effectively engage and allow students to develop literacy skills. But how exactly do you integrate an iPad into an elementary reading block? Using several sequential skills-based apps and exploring different instructional practices, participants will discover ways to use the iPad to teach letter/sound recognition, phonemic awareness, sight word vocabulary, and reading fluency in small reading groups.


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 within a K-12 learning environment. | | He has been a featured presenter at numerous school districts, and he helped consult with the United States Department... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 611

2:30pm

Integrating International Projects in Your Curriculum
Integrating international projects in to a school's curriculum is not as difficult as some may think. Laura will share ways that she has had her students involved in global collaboration projects and how she, and other educators, have been able to integrate these projects in their curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Nietzer

Laura Nietzer

6th Grade Humanities Teacher, Saddle River Day School
Laura is an educator with over twenty years experience teaching first through sixth grade. She presently teaches sixth grade Humanities at the Saddle River Day School and has revised the Geography curriculum to concentrate on international projects and global collaboration. Laura is also a longstanding member of the school's technology committee.


Wednesday July 10, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 612

2:30pm

Behind the Scenes of 1:1 Management
Dirk will share tips and tricks for managing devices and students in the one-to-one setting.

Speakers
avatar for Dirk DeLo

Dirk DeLo

Chief Technology Officer, Avenues: The World School
Dirk DeLo is an educator and technology innovator with more than 20 years of educational experience, most recently at Greenwich Academy, where he spent over 10 years developing it into a school nationally recognized for its leading-edge technology . Dirk is an Apple Distinguished Educator and has taught English, mathematics, science, business and computer science in the U .S . and abroad . Dirk received a B.A. degree in... Read More →


Wednesday July 10, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 613

3:45pm

App Wrap

Wrap up the day with an App Smackdown! Take one minute to share an app or website with other atendees that is a valuable educational resource!


Wednesday July 10, 2013 3:45pm - 4:15pm
6th Floor Commons
 
Thursday, July 11
 

7:45am

8:30am

Keynote: "Integration Isn't Enough: Redefining the Innovative Classroom" with Jennie Magiera

For years we have heard the term "technology integration." This session begs the question, "What if simply integrating technology isn't enough?" Explore what it means to truly redefine a learning space through 1to1 digital devices. Learn how to personalize and individualize learning and keep student needs, situations and diversity in mind. See real-world examples of how to re-think your curriculum while maintaining growth in Common Core State Standards.


Speakers
avatar for Jennie Magiera

Jennie Magiera

Chief Technology Officer, Des Plaines School District 62
Jennie Magiera is the Chief Technology Officer for Des Plaines School District 62, and the author of the upcoming book, Courageous Edventures. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator, and TEDx Speaker, Jennie works to redefine teaching and learning through innovative new practices. Jennie is also passionate about redefining professional learning, serving on the Technical Working... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2013 8:30am - 9:45am
6th Floor Commons

10:00am

Avenues Spotlight: Katy Garnier "Out of the Rabbit Hole and Through The Looking Glass: Using Technology To Promote Active Focus"

As educators, we can have a love-hate relationship with technology in the classroom. Too often laptops and tablets are "rabbit holes" of distraction and isolation. This session will explore strategies for turning these devices into "looking glasses" for active exploration and collaboration when used in combination with physical objects and analog techniques.


Speakers
avatar for Katy Garnier

Katy Garnier

Director of the iLab, Avenues: The World School
Katy Garnier is the Director of the iLab at Avenues, dedicated to fostering curriculum and collaborative projects around creative technology and innovation. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Art, Media, and Technology Department at Parsons, the New School for Design, and a practicing creative technologist focused on projects in the arts and education.


Thursday July 11, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 612

10:00am

Digital Storytelling in the Early Childhood and Elementary Classroom
Digital storytelling gives children the opportunity to reflect on their experiences and use their imaginations. It can transform students' writing into a visual masterpiece that is filled with voice and emotion, while enhancing critical thinking skills.  The iPad takes digital storytelling to a whole new level by making the process more engaging for students. Participants will be shown several iPad Apps that will help prepare and enhance their iPad Digital Storytelling classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Paino

Kristen Paino

Technology Integrator, Avenues: The World School
Kristen Paino is a Technology Integrator at Avenues: The World School.  


Thursday July 11, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 611

10:00am

Digging into Redefinition: A Conversation with Jennie Magiera

This hour-long workshop will be a Q&A based session to dig more deeply into topics addressed in the keynotes. Participants will have a chance to engage in a Today's Meet chat to ask direct questions pertinent to their teaching environment and explore ways to apply concepts from the keynote.


Speakers
avatar for Jennie Magiera

Jennie Magiera

Chief Technology Officer, Des Plaines School District 62
Jennie Magiera is the Chief Technology Officer for Des Plaines School District 62, and the author of the upcoming book, Courageous Edventures. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google for Education Certified Innovator, and TEDx Speaker, Jennie works to redefine teaching and learning through innovative new practices. Jennie is also passionate about redefining professional learning, serving on the Technical Working... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 610

11:15am

Avenues Spotlight: Kate Howard & Mike Maccarone "Marking Transformation: Using Digital Tools in an Interdisciplinary, Cross-grade Level Art and Science project"

This is a workshop on using 3 different digital tools (iPad tripods, iMovie, and Tracker) in an interdisciplinary, cross-grade level art and science project.

In Marking Transformations, Mike Maccarone (Curriculum Specialist for US Science, Avenues) and Kate Howard (Curriculum Specialist for The Arts, Avenues) will share a uniquely integrated collaboration in which they used both iPad and laptop technologies to merge the language of visual art with the physical principles of potential energy. Working with iPads, tripods, the green screen feature in iMovie, and Tracker, a video analysis and modeling tool, 7th and 9th grade students came together to interpret the concept of transformation.  In this hands on workshop, you will learn the ease of working with ipad tripods, how to manipulate content with keying features in iMovie, and the basics of mapping movement with Tracker.


Speakers
avatar for Kate Howard

Kate Howard

Middle School Art Teacher, Avenues: The World School
avatar for Mike Maccarone

Mike Maccarone

Upper School Science Teacher, Avenues: The World School
Mike Maccarone is the Upper School Science Curriculum Specialist and science teacher at Avenues: The World School in New York City. Prior to his time at Avenues, Mike taught physics, chemistry, and engineering at Technology High School in Newark, NJ. He has experience in science teacher training and curriculum development in partnership with the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning's Progressive Science Initiative. Mike recently served... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 610

11:15am

Collaborating with New Media Literacies
A participatory culture is a necessary part of a 21st century school. How do you build a participatory culture? In this session Henry Jenkins' new media literacies will be defined and discussed, play, performance, multitasking, simulation, appropriation, distributed cognition, judgement, transmedia navigation, networking, negotiation, visualization collective intelligence, Practical applications of the new media literacies will be demonstrated and attendees will leave with an understanding of how to build a participatory culture in their school.

Speakers
avatar for Don Buckley

Don Buckley

Co-Founder of Tools at Schools, Tools at Schools
Don Buckley has transformed learning spaces so they work for teachers and students and not just architects, he has transformed textbooks so that they work for students and teachers and not just publishers, and transformed new media resources so that they work for students and teachers and not just programmers. He has advanced degrees from leading European universities, is a former industrial chemist, published photographer, and former... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 612

11:15am

Kids Will Be Kids: Supporting Students’ Online and Offline Behavior

The Ethical Culture School is guided by the principal that we are responsible for who our students grow up to be online, as much as we are for who they grow up to be offline. We take an active role in empowering students to make informed and responsible decisions about the physical, social and emotional impacts of using technology and the Internet. We teach students to be thoughtful contributors to the online world.

In this workshop I will share parts of our digital citizenship scope and sequence, and discuss how we are collaboratively creating it. Our classroom teachers, specialists and technology integrator are all working together to find natural, meaningful ways to update our current curriculum to integrate topics such as communication and collaboration, social and ethical use of technology, and encourage creative endeavors.


Speakers
avatar for Kim Deveaux

Kim Deveaux

Academic Technology Integrator, Ethical Culture (PK-5), Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Kim Deveaux is currently the Ethical Culture (PK-5) Academic Technology Integrator at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Bronx, NY.


Thursday July 11, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 613

11:15am

Personalizing PD: Becoming SAMRi

Simple "Integration" of technology does not work! Technology's greatest impact on education is when technology introduces "new" possibilities for learning. We will walk through a new kind of professional development model focused on the SAMR model with specific examples for teachers to utilize in "Tomorrow's Lesson" and a process to improve throughout a school year and beyond.


Speakers
avatar for Scott Meech

Scott Meech

K12 Development Executive, Apple Inc
Scott Meech has been teaching for 20 years and is currently K12 Development Executive with Apple Inc.. Meech earned his masters in education in curriculum and technology in 2005 and educational leadership certification from Johns Hopkins University and ISTE.  


Thursday July 11, 2013 11:15am - 12:15pm
Room 611

12:15pm

Lunch
Thursday July 11, 2013 12:15pm - 1:15pm
3rd Floor Cafe

1:15pm

Avenues Spotlight: Jay Van Buren "Augmented Reality For Education"

Avenues has done several interesting pilot projects in Augmented Reality, focused on finding ways to make AR easy enough for teachers and students to use. Jay will explain how those projects work including the augmentable timeline and map, and talk a little bit about what his team learned about what makes AR a unique educational experience.


Speakers
avatar for Jay Van Buren

Jay Van Buren

Founder / CEO, early-adopter.com LLC
Education: MFA, Parsons | | Jay is the founder and CEO of early-adotper.com LLC, an interactive design studio that specializes in projects in the arts and education. | | Jay is also an artist who has worked in both painting and relational aesthetics, including the 2008-2009 project, “Brooklyn is Watching“, a mixed reality project in Second Life and the legendary Brooklyn art gallery “Jack The Peclican Presents&rdquo... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 610

1:15pm

The Future of the Textbook

In this session student textbooks versus teacher textbooks versus traditional textbooks (by the big five publishers) will be discussed. A history of textbooks will be demonstrated and the current landscape of textbooks analysed. Is the textbook relevant in a contemporary educational setting? What lies in store for textbook? Participants in this session will leave with a better understanding of the future textbook and learn to navigate the world of the textbooks.


Speakers
avatar for Don Buckley

Don Buckley

Co-Founder of Tools at Schools, Tools at Schools
Don Buckley has transformed learning spaces so they work for teachers and students and not just architects, he has transformed textbooks so that they work for students and teachers and not just publishers, and transformed new media resources so that they work for students and teachers and not just programmers. He has advanced degrees from leading European universities, is a former industrial chemist, published photographer, and former... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 611

1:15pm

Content Curation as a Context for Learning

The transformation of teaching and learning, along with the renewed focus on student-centered learning, allows for the innovative, but pedagogically sound, integration of varied content streams. From iOS Apps and WebContent, to podcasts, vodcasts and eBooks, the concept of content development has been transformed as well. In this workshop, participants will discuss curriculum planning redesign, appropriate use of content management systems and assessment mechanisms. We will also redesign a curricular unit from scratch as a model for future implementation.


Speakers
avatar for Eric Walters

Eric Walters

Director of Technology, Marymount School
Eric Walters serves as the Director of Science and Technology at the Marymount School of New York, where he teaches Atmospheric Science and AP Physics. The recipient of the 2009 Vernier Technology Award and a participant in the 2011 Apple Academy, Eric has been instrumental in the development of the Marymount School Computer Programming Initiative and the Marymount School Mobile Learning Initiative. Eric has conducted workshops on science... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 613

1:15pm

Reading Goes Digital: Discovering Great Literacy Apps
This session will give attendees the opportunity to discover some awesome iPad apps that get students actively reading!

First, attendees will look at the benefits of using Subtext in the classroom to read digital texts. Different features and tools will be addressed as well as examples of how this resource was used in classrooms this past year at Avenues. Attendees will explore how Subtext can be used as a tool for global collaboration.

In addition, this session will explore using such applications as One More Story, Tales2Go, FarFaria, and Safari Montage for early elementary. Attendees will learn about subscription databases and resources that are most suitable for younger students. 

Speakers
avatar for Erin Blad-Johnson

Erin Blad-Johnson

Early Learning Center and Lower School Librarian, Avenues: The World School
Erin Blad-Johnson is an Early Learning Center and Lower School Librarian. She began her career in education teaching Spanish after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Since then, she has taught in Minnesota, Washington, and Hawaii.  She attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, graduating with a Master of Library and Information Science degree and School Library Media Specialist Licensure. She weaves technology... Read More →
avatar for Alia Methven

Alia Methven

Director of Library Services, Avenues: The World School
Alia Methven is the Director of Library Services at Avenues: The World School. She received her Bachelor's of Science in Education from St. Bonaventure University and Masters in Information Science and Library Studies from the University at Buffalo. She is a NYS certified teacher and library media specialist, and has worked in both public and private schools for the past 13 years. Providing a dynamic and collaborative school library program... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Room 612

2:30pm

Social Media and Social Justice
Social media – Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Storify, Meograph – has the potential to positively transform student’s connections to the greater societal good. More important, how do students get their message out? In this workshop, participants will review strategies for effectively and safely planning and integrating social media into their curriculum.Participants will also review several existing projects, including Women & Water | H2Opportunities and Superstorm Sandy & Storify. We will finish with a discussion of possible project ideas and collaborations between schools

Speakers
avatar for Eric Walters

Eric Walters

Director of Technology, Marymount School
Eric Walters serves as the Director of Science and Technology at the Marymount School of New York, where he teaches Atmospheric Science and AP Physics. The recipient of the 2009 Vernier Technology Award and a participant in the 2011 Apple Academy, Eric has been instrumental in the development of the Marymount School Computer Programming Initiative and the Marymount School Mobile Learning Initiative. Eric has conducted workshops on science... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 610

2:30pm

Going Global: Learning through Global Collaboration Projects

Discover how elementary and middle school students at Avenues enhanced their learning through global collaboration projects.The participants of this session will learn how publishing tools such as videos, audio recordings, wikis, web-based video conferencing, and e-books can be used to foster communication and collaboration among learners. They will understand how effective use of technology can promote student motivation for learning and provide opportunities for increased student achievement. Participants will also learn how they can become a collaborator in the projects presented and replicate in their school community. Participants will be shown tools that can be used with a computer and iPad.

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Kristen Paino

Kristen Paino

Technology Integrator, Avenues: The World School
Kristen Paino is a Technology Integrator at Avenues: The World School.  


Thursday July 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 611

2:30pm

Classroom in the Cloud
Learn how free, cloud-based tools can take your classroom to the cloud. Discover how students can access your classroom content from anywhere in the world. Dirk will discuss how iTunes U, Evernote, Google Drive, Subtext, and Showbie can make your classroom truly mobile.

Speakers
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Dirk DeLo

Chief Technology Officer, Avenues: The World School
Dirk DeLo is an educator and technology innovator with more than 20 years of educational experience, most recently at Greenwich Academy, where he spent over 10 years developing it into a school nationally recognized for its leading-edge technology . Dirk is an Apple Distinguished Educator and has taught English, mathematics, science, business and computer science in the U .S . and abroad . Dirk received a B.A. degree in... Read More →


Thursday July 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 613

2:30pm

Capturing Learning with the iPad

Tablet devices are unique technologies that provide new, previously inconceivable opportunities for learning. In this session, Scott Meech will discuss what makes these devices unique and how they are redefining learning. He will share specific examples and ideas that are being used to fully implement these devices with students, based on their own professional experience. Participants will walk away with specific strategies for capturing learning with an iPad that will allow teachers to finally differentiate effectively. 


Speakers
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Scott Meech

K12 Development Executive, Apple Inc
Scott Meech has been teaching for 20 years and is currently K12 Development Executive with Apple Inc.. Meech earned his masters in education in curriculum and technology in 2005 and educational leadership certification from Johns Hopkins University and ISTE.  


Thursday July 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Room 612

3:45pm

App Wrap

Wrap up the day with an App Smackdown! Take one minute to share an app or website with other atendees that is a valuable educational resource!


Thursday July 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:15pm
6th Floor Commons