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Wednesday, April 18
 

9:30am

Apps for iPad - Administrator Focus

iPads are legendary for the apps they run, the books you can read, the music you can listen to, and the movies you can watch.  The time has arrived to switch from consumer to producer. Discover the apps and methods that will allow you to leave the laptop behind.  You will learn how the iPad can be used to evaluate, collaborate, and communicate with teachers and fellow administrators.  Additionally, find out how iPads can benefit teachers and students alike.


Speaker
EM

Eric Mosley

Talbot County Public Schools


Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:30am - 12:00pm
325

9:30am

Opening Pandora’s Box: Virtual Toolkits that Promotes Achievement for All

This session will assist you in designing a plan to support achievement and success for ALL students. Using the acronym salad (UDL, IT, AT, RTI, CCS), we will explore tools, resources and strategies that are imbedded in Universal Design for Learning, instructional and assistive technology, Response to Intervention, Common Core Standards and of course good teaching strategies. Be prepared to build your understanding of the principles of these approaches. This fast paced session offers a plethora of low to high tech to assist as build your ready to use action plan for student success. 

 


Speaker
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Marsye Kaplan

Baltimore County Public Schools MSET Outstanding Technology Leader 2012
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Jeanne Noorisa

Baltimore County Public School


Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:30am - 12:00pm
324

9:30am

Padology: It’s All About Your App-titude!

Your iPad can transform the way you learn, teach, share, create, and collaborate; if you know how to utilize and locate the best applications -“apps.”  This engaging hands-on workshop will cover content and productivity apps, iTunes U, RSS news feeds, iPad tips, tricks, and accessories.  Time permitting; this session will also include a primer on cloud computing, digital storytelling, iPhone apps, and iPhotography. Participants will make significant gains in their App-titude, as they take-away a plethora of iPad instructional strategies and resources.

 


Speaker
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Donna Anderson

Library Media S, BCPS
Baltimore County Public Schools
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Joquetta Johnson

Library Media Specialist, Randallstown High School
Passion-Driven library media specialist, Google Innovator, PBS Digital Innovator, and DEN Star. Emerging HipHop Scholar and Social Media Butterfly. | | My Passions: | | Teaching | Learning | Technology | Shopping | The Color Orange


Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:30am - 12:00pm
320

9:30am

This is Not Your Mother's Math Class

Worksheets, lectures, and boredom no more! Engaging, exploring, and technology with Common Core! With the new core standards in math class, not only are the objectives different but how they are taught needs to be different too. Come see what that shift might look like in terms of technology, instructional strategies, and implementing the math practices. Come get a deep conceptual understanding of multiplication at the elementary, middle, and high level through the use of the LiveScribe pen and other engaging instructional strategies.


Speaker
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Marnie Stockman

Talbot County Public Schools


Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:30am - 12:00pm
323

9:30am

Transparency is the New Black!

Don’t hide your style under a bushel…be daring and go transparent!  Straight from the Paris & New York runways it's time to be on trend and change into that digital shift!  Advocate for your practice and our profession by embracing social media and fighting the "locked net monster." Pump up your web presence and stand out from the crowd by being culturally literate, interweb savvy, cloud computing friendly, and embracing our new transliterate "remix mashup culture." Having a hip web presence isn't showing off - it's sharing with the community!  Gather round, It's time to make it work! This workshop will feature hands on time to craft a new web presence style in easy to follow patterns! By the time you leave you’ll have a fully functional wardrobe of ways to style your web presence fashion!


Speaker
avatar for Gwyneth Jones

Gwyneth Jones

Teacher Librarian, HCPSS
Gwyneth Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, is a blogger, a Tweeter, an international speaker, a citizen of Social Media, and a resident of Second Life. Gwyneth is a Google Certified Teacher, DEN Star, an elected member of the ISTE Board of Directors, and the author of the award winning Daring Librarian blog. Jones was named a Visionary Leader by Teacher Librarian Magazine and a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal Magazine. Her work & writings have... Read More →


Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:30am - 12:00pm
322

9:30am

What is Literacy in a 2.0+ World?

This workshop is intended for school leaders and administrators.  The workshop will offer definitions of "literacy" in the context of: The Common Core (college and career readiness), Globalization, and Technology. In addition the workshop will suggest common ground between and among these definitions and offer some instructional and systemic strategies for helping improve student literacy within these frames of reference.


Speaker
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Thomas Callahan

Talbot County Public Schools


Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:30am - 12:00pm
321

9:30am

A Primer on School Finance

What went into determining what your school’s budget is this year? Who keeps track of spending, and federal and state grants? What are GAAP and GASB and why are they important?  This workshop is designed for school business officials and aspiring leaders who recognize the importance of understanding budgeting and financial planning, accounting, auditing and financial reporting, cash and debt management, and financial software.  Attendees will leave with a working knowledge of the rules, principals, and procedures for financial management of local education agencies, and be better prepared to understand the critical role of responsible and effective fiscal leadership.


Speaker
avatar for James Jewell

James Jewell

Harford County Public Schools


Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:30am - 12:00pm
319

9:30am

Customizing On-Demand Professional Development

In this hands-on workshop, learn how to create 2-minute lessoncasts that provide customized, on-demand professional development. A lessoncast provides teachers access to what they need when they need it in an easily digestible format. Through the embedded collaborative process, teacher leaders will clarify and make more concise their explanations of effective teaching practices. Participants will leave the workshop with a completed lessoncast -- a 2-minute, sharable video explaining the what, why and how of a single lesson idea or strategy—as well as access to those created by other participants. Experience with screencasting is helpful, but definitely not necessary.

 


Speaker
avatar for Nicole Tucker-Smith

Nicole Tucker-Smith

Educator, LessonCast Learning
Nicole (@MsTuckerSmith) founded LessonCast.org after being an assistant principal, district-level leader, professional developer, consultant, adjunct professor, supervisor of parent support services, and - most importantly - a teacher. She believes the future of student learning depends on our ability to merge innovative best practices with classroom realities. Mother of two, she holds with utmost respect the awesome responsibility of educating... Read More →


Wednesday April 18, 2012 9:30am - 12:00pm
326

10:00am

MD ASCD Meeting

Christina Sparr, President

Kathy Wallis, Executive Director


Speaker

Wednesday April 18, 2012 10:00am - 12:00pm
318

1:00pm

What’s Everybody Talking About? – A Social Networking Workshop

As schools and school systems begin to implement the CCSS, they will seek a variety of aligned tools to support their implementation. In this presentation, participants will review some tools already available (i.e. the PARCC Model Content Frameworks, the Publisher’s Criteria for Common Core Standards, Moving Your Numbers, etc.) and how these tools may support CCSS implementation in the classroom, across a school, and across a district. Participants will also have an opportunity to share ideas with others about how to ensure that CCSS implementation reaches all students in all classrooms across Maryland.


Speaker
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Ben Smith

Red Lion School District, PA.


Wednesday April 18, 2012 1:00pm - 3:30pm
316

1:00pm

Tools to Help CCSS Implementation

As schools and school systems begin to implement the CCSS, they will seek a variety of aligned tools to support their implementation. In this presentation, participants will review some tools already available (i.e. the PARCC Model Content Frameworks, the Publisher’s Criteria for Common Core Standards, Moving Your Numbers, etc.) and how these tools may support CCSS implementation in the classroom, across a school, and across a district. Participants will also have an opportunity to share ideas with others about how to ensure that CCSS implementation reaches all students in all classrooms across Maryland.


Speaker
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Bonnie Hain

Achieve, Inc.


Wednesday April 18, 2012 1:00pm - 3:30pm
316

2:00pm

CEASOM Meeting

Dr. Carol Williamson, President

Denise Hershberger, Executive Director


Speaker
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Denise Hershberger

CEASOM Executive Director | | After 36 years in education, 29 as a school administrator, I retired June, 2011 and began my new role as Executive Director of the Council of Educational Administrative and Supervisory Organizations of Maryland. During my administrative career I served as an assistant principal for 2 years and a total of 27 years as a principal. I began my principal career at the elementary level, moved to middle school and... Read More →


Wednesday April 18, 2012 2:00pm - 4:00pm
318
 
Thursday, April 19
 

7:30am

Help Accelerate Struggling Students To Grade-Level Proficiency with Voyager!

Cambium Learning Group-Voyager Interventions (www.cambiumlearning.com

Cambium Learning Group-Voyager is the leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations. Voyager’s strategic and intensive comprehensive interventions, support services, and educational technology help accelerate struggling students to grade-level proficiency, preventing unnecessary referrals to special education and providing intensive interventions and support for those who receive special education services.

 


Thursday April 19, 2012 7:30am - 8:45am
326

7:30am

Bookstore Opens

Location: Main Terrace of the 300 Level 

The books are the hottest selling titles from keynotes and featured speakers as well as ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education, MD ASCD, the Maryland Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, LFM, Learning Forward Maryland. Take advantage of no shipping costs and reduced member discount pricing. The bookstore accepts cash and all credit cards.


Speaker
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Wendy McNeill-McBrien

Howard County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 7:30am - 4:00pm
Camden Lobby

7:30am

Exhibit MarketPlace
  •  #275  AcademicMerit, LLC http://www.academicmerit.com
  •  #278  Achieve3000, Inc. www.achieve3000.com 
  •           Activ Bus/Promethean  Visit on-site at Charles & Pratt
  • #116   Adobe www.adobe.com
  • #424   Aerohive Networks www.aerohive.com 
  • #305   American Book Company www.americanbookcompany.com 
  • #519   Apperson Education Products www.appersonedu.com/go/MSET12 
  • #317   Ascend Education www, ascendmath.com  
  • #315   Atomic Learning www.atomiclearning.com 
  • #425   AVI-SPL www.avispl.com 
  • #333   Baker & Taylor www.baker-taylor.com 
  •           Bell Techlogix http://www.belltechlogix.com/  Digital Sandbox
  • #321   Blackboard www.blackboard.com/k12 
  • #523   Bound to Stay Bound www.btsb.com
  • #405   Cambrium Learning-Voyager  www.voyagerlearning.com
  • #316   CCS Presentation Systems www.ccsprojects.com 
  • #122   CDW-G www.cdwg.com/k12 
  • #515   CIM Technology Solutions www.cimtechsolutions.com 
  • #313   CompassLearning www.compasslearning.com 
  • #325   Continental/Sophia www.continentalpress.com
  • #403   Creative Business & Technology Solutions www.cbtsolutions.us.com 
  • #408   CTB/McGraw-Hill www.ctb.com 
  • #303   Daly  www.daly.com 
  • #129   Data Networks www.datanetworks.com 
  • #126   Dell, Inc.   www.dell.com
  • #111   DemosGroup/Capstone Publishing www.capstonepub.com
  • #511  Developmental Studies Center www.devstu.org 
  •          Discovery Education www.discoveryeducation.com   Room 344 
  • #521  DYMO/Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies mimio.dymo.com 
  • #514  EdOptions http://www.edoptions.com 
  • #429  Education2020 www.education2020.com 
  • #168  Eduplanet21  www.eduplanet21.com
  • #319  Envision Technology www.envisiontechnology.org 
  • #115  ePlus Technologies www.eplus.com
  • #121  EPSON America, Inc www.epson.com 
  • #211  eSchoolSolutions www.eschoolsolutions.com 
  • #503  ExploreLearning www.explorelearning.com 
  • #529  Follett Library Resources, Inc. www.titlewave.com 
  • #331  Follett Software www.follettsoftware.com 
  • #220  Handwriting Without Tears  www.hwtears.com
  • #405  Hatch Early Learning  www.hatchearlylearning.com  
  • #274  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Holt McDougal www.hmhco.com 
  • #174  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Specialized Curriculum Group www.hmhpub.com  
  • #426  Insight Systems Exchange www.insightsystemsonline.com 
  • #430  IPS Laser Express http://www.ipslaserexpress.com 
  • #504  ISTE www.iste.org 
  • #279  Kaplan Early Learning Company www.kaplanco.com 
  • #428  Learning.com www.Learning.com 
  • #418  LEGO Education  www.LEGOeducation.us 
  • #152  Lightspeed Technologies, Inc. www.lightspeed-tek.com 
  • #162  Logical Choice Technologies/Xirrus  www.logicalchoice.com 
  • #527  Loyola University Maryland www.loyola.edu/graduate 
  • #416  Mackin Educational Resources www.mackin.com 
  • #146  Maryland Public Television and Thinkport www.thinkport.org 
  • #406  McGraw-Hill School Education Group www.mheonline.com 
  • #402  McGraw-Hill School Education Group   https://www.mheonline.com/intervention_solutions/ 
  • #419  Meru Networks www.MeruNetworks.com 
  • #117  Nicholas P.Pipino and Associates Inc.   www.pipinoinc.com  
  • #412  PASCO scientific  www.pasco.com 
  • #412  Pearson Career & Technical Education www.pearson.com 
  • #412  Pearson Clinical Asessment www.pearson.com 
  • #412  Pearson Digital Learning www.pearson.com 
  • #412  Pearson School www.pearson.com 
  • #412  Pearson State Services www.pearson.com 
  • #520  PERMA-BOUND BOOKS WWW.PERMA-BOUND.COM 
  • #414  PlascoTrac www.plascotrac.com 
  • #510  PLATO Learning www.plato.com 
  • #304  PolyVision www.polyvision.com 
  • #125  Promethean Inc www.prometheanworld.com 
  • #518  ProQuest www.proquest.com 
  • #309  Pureland Supply LLC www.purelandsupply.com 
  • #525  RANDA Solutions www.randasolutions.com 
  • #522  Renaissance Learning www.renlearn.com 
  • #513  SAFARI Montage www.SAFARIMontage.com 
  • #327  Samsung Techwin America www.samsungpresenterusa.com 
  • #150  Scantron, an affiliate of GlobalScholar www.scantron.com
  • #511  Scholastic-Digital Resources k-12 
  • #114  SCHOOL CHECK IN www.schoolcheckin.com 
  • #517  School Improvement Network www.schoolimprovement.com 
  • #329  Scientific Learning www.scilearn.com 
  • #432  SkillsTutor www.skillstutor.com 
  •          SMART Technologies, Inc. http://smarttech.com  Room 339
  • #307  Stoneware, Inc. www.stone-ware.com 
  • #420  Sublime Learning www.sublimelearning.com 
  • #216  Teachscape   www.teachscape.com
  • #120  Tech4Learning www.tech4learning.com/ 
  • #524  The George Washington University  http://nearyou.gwu.edu/edadmin/
  • #509  The Great Books Foundation www.greatbooks.org 
  • #277  The Master Teacher www.masterteacher.com 
  • #528  Towson University Graduate School grad.towson.edu 
  • #282  Visual Sound/Kunz AV www.visualsound.com 
  • #526  Walden University waldenU.edu/local World Book, Inc www.worldbook.com
  • #417  World Book, Inc. www.worldbook.com
  • #415  Zaner-Bloser www.zaner-bloser.com

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Thursday April 19, 2012 7:30am - 4:00pm
Exhibitor Row

7:30am

Registration Opens
Speaker
CG

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Thursday April 19, 2012 7:30am - 4:00pm
Registration Desk

7:45am

Integrating Digital Media into your Curriculum with SAFARI Montage and DCP

Library Video Company/SAFARI Montage  (www.libraryvideo.com)

Learn about the newest module from SAFARI Montage – Digital Curriculum Presenter (DCP), a classroom presentation tool that facilitates the delivery of a digital curriculum for teachers while engaging students with media rich lessons. Covers key features such as a virtual student response system, support for mobile devices, and much more.


Thursday April 19, 2012 7:45am - 8:45am
346

7:45am

Personalized Reading Environment from Capstone

Capstone Digital  (www.capstonedigital.com)

Learn how to utilize technology in creating a personalized reading environment with myON Reader, an innovative program that recommends books based upon the student’s interest and reading level. As students read the engaging literature online, they can take advantage of scaffolds that are available for every book. Administrators can monitor each student’s reading proficiency throughout the implementation and project reading growth in the future.


Thursday April 19, 2012 7:45am - 8:45am
338

7:45am

The Mobile Device and Application Explosion in Education: How to Address the Dilemma & Simpli-Fi the Problem

Aerohive Networks  (www.aerohive.com)

In this session, you'll learn about the diversity and explosion of mobile devices and applications in education, and how you can prepare your campus' network in terms of scalability, service survivability, integration, application control, and Simpli-Fi-cation - how to do more with less - with Aerohive's distributed Wi-Fi and routing solutions.


Thursday April 19, 2012 7:45am - 8:45am
335

7:45am

Using Technology to Support Achievement in Common Core State Standards

Renaissance Learning  (www.renlearn.com)

ABSTRACT: According to the Common Core State Standards, by the end of the 5th grade, students need to demonstrate the ability to read and comprehend informational texts at the high end of grades 4-5 text complexity independently and proficiently. The presenter will demonstrate an effective and efficient way to do so. A Continental Breakfast will be provided to all session attendees!


Thursday April 19, 2012 7:45am - 8:45am
334

7:45am

Writing and Technology: Instruction, Publishing, and Collaborating

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  (www.hmhpub.com)

This presentation will demonstrate how technology, from interactive modeling to personalized learning environments, can foster student engagement and facility with writing.

 


Thursday April 19, 2012 7:45am - 8:45am
347

9:00am

Constructing Problem Solvers Using LEGO WeDo Robotics

This grant award integrates Science, Technology, Engineering and Math into an innovative program in which fourth and fifth grade students use 21st century skills to work in teams, solve real world problems, and think critically and creatively.   These students use LEGOs to build, program, and investigate working models. Initially, they solve problems using models which are created from a template.  As students gain experience, they create their own models using knowledge attained during the program.

 


Speaker
MD

Melissa Daniels

Baltimore County Public Schools
JS

Jacqueline Schoen

Baltimore County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:30am
Poster Gallery 1-B

9:00am

Data-Based Decisions: Impacting Student Achievement

How do you move past the word data being a dirty word?  Why does data collection and analysis cause such stress to both teachers and administrators? How can teachers interpret data and make meaningful decisions that will help their students achieve?  Explore these questions in this presentation that provides a big picture view of system-wide data collection as well as classroom level examples of what the data really says.  Specific examples of how both teachers and administrators can use data as a basis for professional development that can remove some of the negative connotations surrounding the mysterious world of data collection.  


Speaker
RK

Robert K. Caples

Carroll County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
329

9:00am

Growing Technology Literacy; Hitting the Moving Target

The presenter will present his research in a fun manner that will focus on giving each participant tangible tools to develop and assess technology literacy in their schools and classrooms.  Alternative paradigms to the notion of the digital native will be shared to better connect teachers and students as 21st century learners.  Finally, the concept of technology literacy as a fluency will be shared and the connection between proficiency and the ‘growth model' will be explored.  


Speaker
JB

Joseph Bires

Technology Coach, Logan Township School District
Logan Township School District, New Jersey


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
320

9:00am

Meeting the Needs of All Students: A Win Win for All!

Meeting the needs of all students is key to good instruction. Participants will be provided with an overview of the statewide initiative of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). The session will model the blending of content, process and product with the principles of UDL. Empowering of lesson plans will be demonstrated using a wide variety of resources. Come prepared to walk away with a new way of providing good instruction. A Win Win for ALL!


Speaker
MK

Marsye Kaplan

Baltimore County Public Schools MSET Outstanding Technology Leader 2012


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
334

9:00am

10 Ways to be an Education Marketing Genius Like Lady Gaga

EdTech professionals will be challenged to become a change within their profession by implementing education and social media marketing tools within their daily practice.   The presentation will focus on teaching and learning in the digital age and the importance of social media leadership as a communication device for educators with students, parents, and the community.


Speaker
avatar for Gwyneth Jones

Gwyneth Jones

Teacher Librarian, HCPSS
Gwyneth Jones, aka The Daring Librarian, is a blogger, a Tweeter, an international speaker, a citizen of Social Media, and a resident of Second Life. Gwyneth is a Google Certified Teacher, DEN Star, an elected member of the ISTE Board of Directors, and the author of the award winning Daring Librarian blog. Jones was named a Visionary Leader by Teacher Librarian Magazine and a Mover & Shaker by Library Journal Magazine. Her work & writings have... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
346

9:00am

3D Doc Camera - Intro to the SMART Doc Camera 330 including Mixed Reality Tools

This session will include basic "how-to" instructions and practical uses for using the SMART Document Camera in the classroom. Tips and techniques will be shared for using 3D features and mixed reality tools.  You will learn how to explore a 3D object on the screen by manipulating a cube under the document camera.  Use 3D Notebook Gallery images or import images from Google 3D Warehouse.


Speaker
avatar for Charity Harbeck

Charity Harbeck

Media Specialist, Calvert County Public Schools
Learning something new every day. | | Google Certified Teacher | SEE - SMART Exemplary Educator, SMART Certified Teacher | Edmodo Certified Trainer | NET-T Certified | DEN star | Certified MSDE Online Facilitator


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
339

9:00am

Countdown to Student Success: 10 Ways to Engage

Did you know that if you have Discovery Education STREAMING, you also have access to STEM lesson plans, college/career resources, an interactive atlas, dynamic calendar, thousands of quiz questions, images, speeches, sound effects, and audiobooks? This fast-pasted, energizing, hands-on session will open your eyes to the possibilities of digital media and Discovery Education in the classroom.   


Speaker
avatar for Max Brooks

Max Brooks

Discovery
Max is a life-long learner/sharer who pulls inspiration from all things 'techucational'…like robotics, making movies, and proving what learners know with eportfolios. His roots as a classroom educator, department coordinator, and technology facilitator in Washington, DC assist him in working with schools and districts to support their teaching and learning initiatives. The “print-to-digital” transition is full of challenging... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
344

9:00am

Dazzling Data + Engaging Instruction = Classroom Bliss

Enhancing instruction and improving data collection through the use of two interactive tools, pupil response systems and interactive slates.


Speaker
NE

Nancy Ennis

Howard County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
327

9:00am

Enhancing Literacy with a Tech Twist

Explore a wealth of engaging online tools to support literacy from annotation to creating comics.  This session will focus on a rich collection of easy to use, free tools provided through MPT’s Thinkport.org and readwritethink.org.  Now you’ve got the tools, how do you make it work?  Classroom implementation models will be presented along with effective technology integration strategies. 


Speaker
avatar for Jennifer Pleszkoch

Jennifer Pleszkoch

MSET Educator and Leader Awards Chair, Maryland Public Television


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
341

9:00am

Go Mobile! Nifty Netbook Ideas for the 21st Century Classroom

Thinking of implementing a mobile laptop lab?  Transform your classroom into a more effective and efficient learning environment.  Engage students with a variety of cool Web 2.0 tools.  Organize class notes, assignments, quizzes, links, and more using Edmodo.    Learn how a classroom teacher and a media specialist collaborate to create the ultimate digital learning environment!  See quick lesson ideas, project examples and step-by-step instructions for going green and getting started.


Speaker
RJ

Robert James

Calvert County Public Schools
RY

Rachael Younkers

Calvert County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
345

9:00am

iRead with iPods!

Today’s learners have unique needs – brain-based research reflects that 21st century students’ brains are wired differently than adults. The use of IPods in the classroom can offer teachers the opportunity to fully address the diverse learning needs of 21st century students and enhance their literacy both in written text as well as technology.

 


Speaker
MM

Mary Moreland

St. Mary's County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 1-E

9:00am

Kiddos Love Kindles: Using e-readers with English Language Learners (ELL) and the School Library Media Center

Students will use the Kindle e-reader in the ELL and regular education classroom.  Students will develop their sense of empowerment of their owning learning through input on book title selections, choosing Kindle tools that will best serve their needs and preferences, and having successful learning experiences.  In addition to current services, students will meet with the Library/Media teacher one day a week.  This meeting will be used to read as a group, discuss stories, e-reader technology, and search for the next great read via purchase or public library lending of e-books (Overdrive).  In addition it will allow for the “teachable moment” as it pertains to reading and technology. 

 


Speaker
avatar for Charity Harbeck

Charity Harbeck

Media Specialist, Calvert County Public Schools
Learning something new every day. | | Google Certified Teacher | SEE - SMART Exemplary Educator, SMART Certified Teacher | Edmodo Certified Trainer | NET-T Certified | DEN star | Certified MSDE Online Facilitator


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 1-D

9:00am

Mobileyes

Ready to join the Mobile Movement? Attend this session to learn more about the mobile pilots, implementations, people and apps that are changing K-12 teaching and learning. Mobileyes are watching!


Speaker
SB

Sally Bair

Founder, Sally Bair Solutions
Passionate about mobile computing, apps, Web 2.0, photography and creativity.


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
317

9:00am

My Story: Creating Ebooks in a Digital World

This grant program is designed to provide teachers and students with a digital alternative to book reports, scrapbooks, and Power Point Presentations.  Students will be able to work independently or in collaborative groups in a classroom setting or online to incorporate photos, music, videos, and embellishments in an EBook format that can be shared online or printed in a traditional book format.

 


Speaker
LJ

Laura J. Brown

Montgomery County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 1-A

9:00am

Now We're Moving

“Now We’re Moving” is a collaboration with ESOL and fifth grade. The students will create videos that contain real world examples of rotation and revolution to explain and show the difference between the two terms. Students will explore real world examples of rotation and revolving by recording their demonstrations using flip cameras.  Presentations will be placed on VoiceThread to display the different recordings in order to compare and contrast the vocabulary by responding to each video.

 


Speaker
JF

Jodi Fochler

Prince George's County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 1-C

9:00am

Preparing Dynamic PDF and Video for any Device

This workshop will feature new capabilities in Acrobat X Pro to design and prepare consistent, dynamic PDF content for any device - from desktop to tablet computers. Then using Photoshop CS5.5 we will explore the integration of 2D and 3D content into the Acrobat X workflow to allow for high-fidelity viewing and manipulation using the free Adobe Reader. Attendees will also learn how to leverage Adobe Media Encoder to convert almost any video into the most appropriate media type for your audience - regardless or platform or device.


Speaker

Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
342

9:00am

Retool Your School

This school-specific, professional development course is a year-long program that will help teachers infuse technology to support instruction.  School teams will use a variety of strategies to better infuse instructional technology into every part of their lessons in order to shift from teacher-centered classrooms to student-centered classrooms.


Speaker
SH

Sherri Harris

Baltimore City Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
323

9:00am

Scientific Investigations in a Touch Screen Environment for Physics

Via the MSET grant, Calvert Hall is now able to provide Physics students with independent and collaborative learning opportunities to evaluate everyday situations and to apply their knowledge of physics.  Use of the technologically advanced tools in the Pasco SPARKlab discovery system, students are able to obtain real time feedback on the effect of changing different variables in any given situation, allowing them to see firsthand the real world connections between science and technology.

 


Speaker
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Sue Ward

Calvert Hall College High School - a private, Catholic, college preparatory school.


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 1-F

9:00am

Strategies for the Effective Implementation of a Digital Curriculum

The impementation of a digital curriculum is at the forefront of the 21st century school district technical challenges.  Learn how to prepare your district for adopting, developing and implementing the tools necessary to achive a reliable digital solution.  Identify the top considerations that need to be considered and addressed.  Understand the impact of digital curriculum delivery on instruction and opportunities for improving how your teachers teach and how your students learn.


Speaker

Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
326

9:00am

Strengthening Literacy with a Data Projector

Incorporating a data projector will strengthen students’ literacy skills through engaging, meaningful, and authentic learning experiences as they learn to use, create and interpret images of all kinds and use them to communicate more effectively. A visual approach to literacy will motivate students because it appeals to multiple learning styles, using multimedia, which is a relevant instructional strategy to reach today’s students.

 


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Lisa Herckner

Queen Anne's County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 1-G

9:00am

Student and Teacher Awards Gallery Walk

Visit with students and teachers who won this year's MSET awards to talk with them about effective technology integration and see exemplars of how technology is being used across the state to teach curriculum.

Student Awards:

  • Germs vs. Humans by Irene Qi, Sponsoring Teacher: Tracey McKnight, West Friendship Elementary School, Howard County
  • Facebook Page for Jose Martin by Anthony Amadeo, Sponsoring Teacher:  Renate Owen, Oakdale High School, Frederick County
  • Pixie Pattern Art by Andrew Cross, Sponsoring Teacher:  Christine Hurley, Emma K. Doub School for Integrated Arts and Technology, Washington County
  • Bird’s Eye by Joe Peletski, Sponsoring Teacher:  Lori Jones, Dayton Oaks Elementary, Howard County
  • Penguin by Emmy Cao, Sponsoring Teacher:  Barbara Randolph, Burleigh Manor Middle School, Howard County
  • Lion in the Wind by Chris Shahmohammadi, Sponsoring Teacher: Ray Lee, Applications and Research Lab, Howard County
  • Integrating Reading, Art & Technology:  Learning About Art & Vowels by Maya Gordan, Logan Phaison, Earl McCleod, Sahsha Kostakis, and Ishan Dhawan, Sponsoring Teachers:  Jill Wright and Dorothy Smith, Cromwell Valley Regional Magnet School of Technology Baltimore County 
  • American Revolution: Causes by Breanne Yencha, Sponosring Teacher:  Tracey McKnight, West Friendship Elementary School, Howard County
  • Biographical Photostory by Rhiannon Hodge, Sponsoring Teacher: Renate Owen, Oakdale High School, Frederick County

Teacher Award:      

  • Poetry by Dana Novotny and Florence Falatko, Cromwell Valley Elementary Regional Magnet School of Technology, Baltimore County










 


Speaker
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Catherine Poling

MSET Student Awards Committee Chair Frederick County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Gallery

9:00am

The Digital Citizenship Module: From Design to Demonstration

Visit a Digital Citizenship module for next-generation learners that address issues of rigor while remaining accessible to all students. The design of the module has made it easier for teachers to deliver content, while helping all students achieve. Learn how two teachers infused best practices and collaborated to teach students the increasingly important concept of Digital Citizenship from design to demonstration.


Speaker
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Keith Janelli

Howard County Public Schools
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Krissie Littman

Howard County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
330

9:00am

Updating TPACK with Online Learning Tools

Johns Hopkins University Masters Cohort students explore the implications for the use of the TPACK framework to collect and organize online tools and examples to support instructional strategies.  Cohort members will share a brief overview of the TPACK framework and the process for developing a database of instructional examples.  Bring your own device..Participants will be invited to participate and contribute examples.  


Speaker
avatar for Sharon Gallagher

Sharon Gallagher

Coordinator of Educational Options, BCPS


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
335

9:00am

Using Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom

Learn how to use ActiveInspire Flipcharts, Powerpoint, and interactive websites in early childhood classrooms.  We will show you quick and easy tricks and tools to use with interactive whiteboards, computers, or whatever technology you have in your classroom.  Learn how to create interactive flipcharts that your young students will love, non-linear PowerPoint presentations your students can use on their own, and get ideas on how to make your classroom more tech friendly and tech savvy.


Speaker
EA

Elizabeth Askine

Kindergarten Teacher, Baltimore County Public Schools
HI! :) I'm Elizabeth Askine and I currently teach kindergarten at a Title 1 school in Baltimore County. We are lucky enough to have a plethora of different technologies in our building that I have the ability to use. I have used laptops with my students in the classroom to explore educational websites, create Pixie 3 projects, and learn with Power Point. We have a Promethean interactive whiteboard along with ActivVotes and an ActivSlate that... Read More →
AR

Adrienne Ross

Hi. I teach pre-k in a title one school in Baltimore County. I use a Promethean Board with my students in my daily routines and instruction.


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
348

9:00am

Using Technology with the 8 Mathematical Practices of the CCSS

The Common Core State Standards are coming! Are you ready? In this session, you will see some resources that have been developed to assist in integrating the 8 Mathematical Practices of the CCSS in elementary math instruction. Come join us! 


Speaker
avatar for Kathleen Cave

Kathleen Cave

Baltimore County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
325

9:00am

When you Think STEM, Think CTE (Career and Technology Education)

Maryland Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs provide opportunities for students to prepare for STEM-related careers.  This session will highlight CTE programs in Biomedical Sciences, Computer Science/IT and Pre-engineering. These State Programs of Study have the fastest growing enrollment in CTE.  


Speaker
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Lynne Gilli

Program Manager for CTE Instruction, Maryland State Department of Education
MSDE


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
328

9:00am

Why Working Memory Matters & How Cogmed Improves it

Many children with learning disabilities have deficits in working memory.  Working memory (WM) is salient for acquiring academic skills, knowledge across language-based areas and academic achievement broadly; conversely students with WM deficits often show learning disabilities.  Cogmed is an evidence-based intervention that improves WM that combines the capabilities of technology with live adaptation to performance with the human factor of managing motivation of the user through coaching.  The software adapts live to the performance of the user to continually challenge their WM capacity.  The program has consistently resulted in significant improvement in WM and attention among children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other disorders.


Speaker

Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
340

9:00am

Building Instructional Leadership for the New Evaluation System

Building instructional leadership capacity to promote teacher growth is a vital component of any new evaluation system.  Learn how MSDE's Breakthrough Center partnered with  Dorchester  County Public Schools to shift the evaluation paradigm from “inspection” to teacher reflection  and growth. The session focuses on reshaping teacher observation practices, both formal and informal, through ongoing professional development for school leaders.


Speaker
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Henry Wagner

Superintendent, Dorchester County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
324

9:00am

CCSS/EEA/SIP/PD: Managing the Mandates and Making them Work for Us

The principal, instructional resource teacher, and a classroom teacher will share one pilot school's approach to linking all that we need to do in a way that works for both staff and students.  This session will highlight the steps taken including artifacts collected along the way so that other schools can replicate this process.


Speaker
LB

Lisa Bachner

St. Mary's County Public Schools
DP

Dawn Pipkin

St. Mary's County Public Schools
TW

Theresa Wood

St. Mary's County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
347

9:00am

Race to the Top -- Where We Are; Where We Are Going

This session will be a sharing of progress to date with Maryland's Race to the Top grant -- accomplishments so far, challenges facing us, and where we intend to be at the end of the grant.  It will be an interactive session with a Q & A.


Speaker

Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
318

9:00am

High Impact Instructional Strategies

Last century's classroom design was fine for rote memorization. The 21st Century classroom must nurture collaboration and hands-on learning. The student body is more diverse, and includes more non-traditional students. A whole newer generation, Gen Y, is bringing new tools, attitudes, and learning styles to campus. View our concepts of this LearnLab of the Future.


Speaker
SS

Steve Slifka

PolyVision


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
338

9:00am

PowerPoint Paranoia? Pop Your Projects!

Regardless of whether learners use Microsoft PowerPoint or Google Presentations, it's time to re-imagine our student assignments and assessments. Content copied from Wikipedia, meaningless lists of bullet points, and low-level thinking are just a few of the problems that poison presentations. Identifying a meaningful mission, infusing engaging examples, and offering opportunities to extend the experience through technology-rich resources are critical to presentation pizzazz. If you're looking for ways to rethink your teaching materials or revamp student assignments, this session is for you. 



Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
336

9:00am

Rules of Engagement: Using Personal Technologies to Motivate Rather Than Distract

Are personally owned devices - laptops, netbooks, smartphones and tablets - distracting your students? Or are you using them to motivate and engage? Learn some simple rules that help you make the most of these devices that are increasingly common in the classroom.


Speaker
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
321

9:00am

Tammy’s Favorite Technology Tips, Tricks, & Tools!

There are so many new technology gadgets, apps, and websites, that it is nearly impossible to keep up. In this fast-paced session, Tammy will share her favorite newly-discovered tips, tricks, and tools for teachers and students. 


Speaker
avatar for Tammy Worcester Tang

Tammy Worcester Tang

Distinguished Educator, Author and Presenter, ESSDACK
Tammy Worcester Tang has over twenty-five years of educational experience. She began her career in the classroom, teaching nearly every grade from kindergarten through middle school. Currently, Tammy works for ESSDACK, an educational service center in Kansas, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration. Tammy is extremely innovative and resourceful and specializes in... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
349

9:00am

Flipped PD - Making the most of your PD Time

This presentation will provide insight for PD Professionals and Administrators who wish to "flip" their PD to allow teachers more time engaged in meaningful activity during a typical 45-minute PD session.  Attendees will learn of the methods of one Teacher Specialist for Instructional Technology's adoption of the flipped model for PD.


Speaker
AB

Anthony Bollino

Frederick County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
319

10:00am

Keynote - General Session - Karen Cator

Karen Cator serves as the Director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education (U.S. DOE), implementing and overseeing the integration of technology in public education.  She has devoted her career to creating the best possible learning environments for this generation of students. Prior to joining the department, Cator directed Apple's leadership and advocacy efforts in education. In this role, she focused on the intersection of education policy and research, emerging technologies, and the reality faced by teachers, students and administrators.


Speaker
KC

Karen Cator

Director of the Office of Educational Technology at U.S. Department of Education


Thursday April 19, 2012 10:00am - 11:15am
309

10:45am

Pre-ordered Box Lunch Pick-Up with Ticket

If you did not pre-order a lunch, you may purchase something to eat at the Centerplate Market Fresh Cafe that is across from Room 310.  

Portable Concessions are on the west side of the building at Sharp Street and the Pratt Lobby, 11:00 - 3:00 daily.



Thursday April 19, 2012 10:45am - 12:30pm
345

11:45am

Highlight - Special Presentation #1

This is a special Concurrent Session Presentation by our Keynote Speaker.


Speaker
KC

Karen Cator

Director of the Office of Educational Technology at U.S. Department of Education


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:15am
318

11:45am

Countdown to Student Success: 10 Ways to Engage

Did you know that if you have Discovery Education STREAMING, you also have access to STEM lesson plans, college/career resources, an interactive atlas, dynamic calendar, thousands of quiz questions, images, speeches, sound effects, and audiobooks? This fast-pasted, energizing, hands-on session will open your eyes to the possibilities of digital media and Discovery Education in the classroom.   


Speaker
avatar for Max Brooks

Max Brooks

Discovery
Max is a life-long learner/sharer who pulls inspiration from all things 'techucational'…like robotics, making movies, and proving what learners know with eportfolios. His roots as a classroom educator, department coordinator, and technology facilitator in Washington, DC assist him in working with schools and districts to support their teaching and learning initiatives. The “print-to-digital” transition is full of challenging... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30am
344

11:45am

BCPS Home and Hospital e-Volves: Coverting to an e-Learning Center

BCPS converted the Home & Hospital instructional delivery to a blended e-learning environment that utilizes web-conferencing and a learning management system.  Participants will explore the foundational knowledge of blended instruction and the tools currently employed at the new e-Learning Center to meet these needs.  An overview of the planning, development, and implementation will identify pedagogical advantages and managerial benefits of applying the blended model.


Speaker
JK

James K Fazzino

Baltimore County Public Schools
avatar for Sharon Gallagher

Sharon Gallagher

Coordinator of Educational Options, BCPS


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
335

11:45am

Digital Illustrations in the Style of David Wiesner

In order to prepare primary elementary students (K-2) to succeed in a 21st century learning environment, the software program Pixie will be used to provide an opportunity to practice essential basic computer skills.  Using Pixie, students will create digital illustrations based on the book, Art and Max by David Wiesner.  Throughout this project, students will practice skills such as click and drag, resizing images, left mouse click, self-selection of images, and publishing. 

 



Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
Poster Gallery 1-E

11:45am

Empowering Schools to Differentiate Learning & Student Progress with iPads

The integration of technology into classrooms has been random at-best. Teachers have struggled to integrate classroom management technology with Administrators initiatives. This session will review the impact our mobile solution is having on a teacher's ability to track attendance, manage classroom behavior, and track homework progress. Our pilot study has yielded significant results impacting student accountability and observations, inverted classroom models and differentiated instruction. 




Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
330

11:45am

Enhancing your SMART Notebook lessons with Multimedia Tools

Take a look at media tools that add a twist to classroom presentations by incorporating video clips, images, animations and sounds to amaze and engage the 21st century learner. Learn how to save, attach, and/or link to these great resources. In this fast paced session you will learn how to add these media tools to Smart Notebook. Links to resources will be provided.


Speaker
avatar for Stephanie Kelly

Stephanie Kelly

Instructional Technology-Anne Arundel County Public Schools. | | | | | | •


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
339

11:45am

Extra, Extra, Read and Write All About It…Literacy in Science

Science literacy is an important part of the new Common Core standards.  In this session you will learn about many valuable web resources to integrate literacy effectively into 6-12 grade science classrooms.  Engaging, easy-to-use, and free--we’ll show you what, where, and how to find and use these digital gems.


Speaker
MS

Melissa Souder

Baltimore County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
341

11:45am

Games from Scratch

Want to teach computer programing in an engaging way?  Use Scratch, free software from MIT Media Lab.  Participants will learn how to introduce computer programming in a simple, visually enticing method using this interactive software.  Scratch enables students to develop design and problem-solving skills, reason systematically, learn how to think creatively, and work collaboratively. Come play student designed games.  There is no limit to what students can make with Scratch!


Speaker

Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
329

11:45am

Get Linked!

Maryland Learning Links (MLL) is a new resource for anyone interested in early intervention and special education. Featuring blogs,discussions, multimedia, and narrative, MLL is organized across six channels that  feature CTE's expertise in assistive and universal technology, data-informed decision-making, and online PD, combined with MSDE's clear direction on policy and process. The designer, writers and evaluator will attend to answer questions and to invite the audience to submit content.


Speaker
CS

Chris Swanson

Johns Hopkins University


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
319

11:45am

iBook Author - Create Multi-Touch Books

iBooks Author is a “free” App available from the Mac App Store.  An amazing new app that allows anyone to create beautiful multi-touch textbooks as well as just about any other kind of book for the iPad. iBook Author makes it simple to flow in text, graphics, movies and more so your book looks exactly the way you want. Join Apple to see this incredible tool in action.


Speaker

Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
342

11:45am

If Animals Could Talk

Using digital cameras students will take pictures of creatures they create in art class.  After inserting their photos into Pixie 3 they will use the paint tools to add habitats around their animals.  Students will then use microphones and the recording feature in Pixie 3 to record an explanation, from the animal’s point of view, detailing the classification of the creature and how it will meet its needs and survive in the habitat.  

 


Speaker
SB

Sandy Boyd

Baltimore County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
Poster Gallery 1-A

11:45am

Integrating Mobile Devices within Classroom Curriculum

Students and teachers have found success integrating mobile devices into their classroom, increasing excitement and effectiveness. We'll review steps to consider on how to plan and implement a 1-to-1 program within your environment. Plus, you'll hear proven ideas for classroom use of mobile devices you can bring back to your school.


Speaker
CB

Colleen Beale

Data Networks


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
316

11:45am

iPad2 in Action: Connecting Communities through Nature

First Grade students adopt a tree in our campus forest. Through the use of the iPad2, they will utilize the video and still camera features to capture the changes to their tree throughout the seasons. Using KidBlog, they will blog about their tree, incorporating video and pictures. Students will also utilize the video capability to Skype with a school in England, comparing their seasons, trees and culture to their own.

 


Speaker
DB

Debbie Bedsaul

Harford Day School - Association of Independent Maryland Schools
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Donna Kamyszek

Harford Day School - Association of Independnet Maryland Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
Poster Gallery 1-C

11:45am

iPadology

Participants will learn how build a digital teaching and learning ecosystem using apps and their web-based companions.  This appolicious session will provide you with tips, tricks, and resources to become an iPadologist.  Come get your degree in iPadology today!


Speaker
DA

Donna Anderson

Library Media S, BCPS
Baltimore County Public Schools
avatar for Joquetta Johnson

Joquetta Johnson

Library Media Specialist, Randallstown High School
Passion-Driven library media specialist, Google Innovator, PBS Digital Innovator, and DEN Star. Emerging HipHop Scholar and Social Media Butterfly. | | My Passions: | | Teaching | Learning | Technology | Shopping | The Color Orange


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
348

11:45am

Livescribe Pens for Success


This MSET grant was used to purchase Livescribe pens for the Department of Education. The pens were used by faculty to model best practices for teaching with technology and were also used by education students in their coursework as a tool for differentiated instruction.  Reflections on meaningful applications of technology for learning were also encouraged.

 


Speaker
MB

Meghan Brown

Mt. Saint Mary's University
LC

Laura Corbin Frazier

Mt. Saint Mary's University


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
Poster Gallery 1-B

11:45am

Math is Marvelous

Math is Marvelous
At Vincent Farm Elementary we strive to cultivate active, innovative, and strategic thinkers.  Our project will help intermediate classes to solve rigorous problems in mathematics.  Teachers and students will use smartpens to produce interactive digital pencasts of demonstrations of math procedures, solutions to word problems, explanations of their mathematical reasoning, and reflections on their thinking about their thinking.  Students, teachers, and parents will be able to access these pencasts using the Internet at anytime.

 


Speaker
KB

Kathy Benson

Baltimore County Public Schools
KJ

Khusana Jackson

Baltimore County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
Poster Gallery 1-H

11:45am

Math with Mimio

Would you like to turn your whiteboard into an interactive piece of technology? With the Mimio Teach you can do just that.  Come by to see how one small device can change an already hands on unit (Geometry) to an exciting, engaging unit filled with rotating three dimensional shapes, drawing on real world objects displayed on the whiteboard, and interacting with online games.  Other curricular areas will be featured as well.

 


Speaker
KH

Kim Hartner

Howard County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
Poster Gallery 1-F

11:45am

Multimedia Mash-ups

Learn how to create a Multimedia Mash-up with digital resources from personal and other peoples' videos, music, maps, writings and more. Learn about educational Mash-ups, how to make them and how to use them in the classroom as teacher presentation and student creation tools.  Internet tools such as Nota, Glogster and Dragontape will be explored.


Speaker
avatar for Carmella Doty

Carmella Doty

Assistant Professor, Trinity Washington University
Carmella Doty is a digital learning consultant, educator, artist and catalyst for educational reform focused on blended learning, differentiated instruction and creative engagement. She has been an Instructional Technology Specialist for Prince George’s County Schools for over 12 years, SMART Board Certified Trainer, Google Apps Trainer and eLearning course designer and reviewer. Her background includes service as a classroom teacher... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
325

11:45am

Multimedia Meets the Common Core

Carefully constructed guidelines for student created, multimedia projects meet many Common Core standards.  Content area multimedia projects can also enhance writing and reading competencies.  This session provides how-to's and examples for designing these types of projects.  Rubrics are a crucial component in the design.


Speaker
PR

Patricia Richards

Salisbury State
avatar for Regina Royer

Regina Royer

Salisbury University
Salisbury University


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
320

11:45am

Using iGoogle, Google Alert, Twitter and Rss to Mine the Internet - THIS SESSION IS CANCELLED
THIS SESSION IS CANCELLED

Want to learn to search the sea of Internet info more quickly? Want to head home with new skill? Want to save time? Then, join us to learn about iGoogle, Google Alerts, Twitter and RSS and how to set them up to mine the Internet for your classroom needs and organize the findings. 


Speaker
SB

Sally Bair

Founder, Sally Bair Solutions
Passionate about mobile computing, apps, Web 2.0, photography and creativity.


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
317

11:45am

Leveraging Cloud-based Technologies to Help Increase Educator Effectiveness

Common Core and Race to the Top make educator effectiveness and accountability a paramount issue for schools and districts. The research is clear, too:  teacher effectiveness is directly correlated to deep student engagement and achievement and a Principal’s instructional leadership skills. Imagine a deliberately user-friendly and collaborative cloud-based technology that pairs teacher observation and Principal self-assessment with personalized, on-demand professional development for continual growth, supported by Common Core professional development and job-embedded consulting services that emphasize and help you implement a CCSS transition strategy. Hear and see how such an approach can enhance your effectiveness plan!


Speaker
JA

Jennifer Andrulewicz

Strategic Account Executive, NE, Pearson
Pearson


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
340

11:45am

The Level 5 Principal: Clearing the Plate for Effective Leadership

The Level 5 Principal implements effective management and leadership structures to "clear the plate" and spend the majority of the time addressing the variables that improve student achievement. Participants will receive information on strategies and structures that reduce interruptions, paperwork, disciplinary issues, and many more. Strategies shared can be implemented immediately.


Speaker
MC

Mo Carrasco

Executive Coaching Services, LLC


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
326

11:45am

Investigating the Impact of Technology in Teaching and Learning

Does the use of technology make a difference in teaching and learning? First year students at McDaniel College investigate this topic and share some project examples that may inform your thinking.  An overview of the course and the course schedule will be shared to demonstrate how college students are actively involved in the technology and the information that informs purchases and educational practices.


Speaker
SB

Sarah Brewster

McDaniel College
KC

Katie Czulewicz

McDaniel College
CK

Charles Knower

McDaniel College
MT

Margaret Trader

McDaniel College


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
324

11:45am

Taking your Digital Content to the Next Level

Are you using digital resources? Has your school been thinking about one-to-one? Join us to learn how you and your peers can begin to collaborate and consolidate all the various digital teaching resources you’re already using-- video clips, websites, Microsoft Word/Excel, PowerPoint files, SMART Notebook files, ExamView, etc. Then we’ll show how you can align your customized content to state standards and also sync your curriculum to student devices. Concerned that a one-to-one environment could make students distracted? We’ll also show how student devices can be managed at a teacher or district level, giving you control over which apps/resources students can access.


Speaker
DD

Denise Donahue

CIM Technology Solutions


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
347

11:45am

The F Factor: How 2 Fit Financial Literacy & FEFE Into Your Curriculum

Are you an administrator/curriculum specialist or teacher charged with the task of bringing Financial Literacy to your schools? Find out how MSDE & FEFE have partnered to bring free online curriculum in finance and economics to Maryland schools.  The F Factor: Finance Made Easy 


Speaker
LB

Lisa Bender

Garrett County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
334

11:45am

Cool Web Tools for Interactive Whiteboards

In this session, you’ll discover some fantastic (and free!) web resources that can enhance your teaching and engage your young learners. These tools can aid in classroom management, whole-group instruction, and small-group interactive activities. Even if you don’t have an interactive whiteboard, you’ll find that these tools can transform your classroom!


Speaker
avatar for Tammy Worcester Tang

Tammy Worcester Tang

Distinguished Educator, Author and Presenter, ESSDACK
Tammy Worcester Tang has over twenty-five years of educational experience. She began her career in the classroom, teaching nearly every grade from kindergarten through middle school. Currently, Tammy works for ESSDACK, an educational service center in Kansas, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration. Tammy is extremely innovative and resourceful and specializes in... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
349

11:45am

A Cloudy Forecast for Education: Cloud-based Computing in K-12

Discover how teachers and students can benefit by moving to the cloud - when staff and student applications become hosted. The session discusses the implication of hosted computer applications and resources on school budgets, staffing and new possibilities.


Speaker
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
321

11:45am

Rediscover Content, Context & Computing 

Beyond Web 2.0, gadgets, and widgets lies the simple connection among content, context, computing, and learning. This session explores way to connect the new National Educational Technology Plan for transforming American education with practical classroom activities that promote student achievement and a passion for learning.



Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
336

11:45am

Admins 'N Sync: Piloting an iPad Program for System Level Administrators

Follow the journey of two instructional technology specialists through a system level iPad roll out: Find out the hidden details of a successful program, discover the secrets of getting the perfect apps, and find how we made the professional development work for our administrators.


Speaker
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Jennifer Sturge

Technology, working with Chris Voelker, reading, exercise, and changing the learning landscape one person at a time.
CV

Christine Voelker

Calvert County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
323

11:45am

The Core Challenge - The Inevitable Solution to an Unsolvable Problem

The emergence of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics represents an unprecedented opportunity for teachers to collaborate and solve our national math problem.  In this session, participants will learn about the Core Challenge, and innovation in curriculum and resource development that empowers teachers to contribute, review, and consume resources that lead to a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics while participating in a vibrant social networking environment. 


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Bill Barnes

Howard County Public Schools, High quality, engaging mathematics instruction for each and every student.
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Jonathan Wray

Howard County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
328

11:45am

The Many Tools in the Instructional Technology PD Toolkit

Facilitating the learning of teachers in the area of instructional technology requires a great deal of professional development in very limited amounts of time. Attend this session to explore various online, face-to-face, and blended models of professional development that have been used to enhance teacher knowledge and skill development necessary when integrating technology.


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Martha Barwick

Harford County Public Schools
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Dina Kropkowski

Harford County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
327

11:45am

Transforming Professional Development through Social Learning

Remember when we doubted that email would ever take off?  Who would have time? Social learning is the next frontier for communication and exchange of ideas.  Join this session and learn about how PD can be an exchange between author experts and educators focused on 21st century learning.


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Jeff Colosima

CEO, President


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
338

11:45am

Showell Shout Out TV

Showell Shout Out TV will bring televised programs to every classroom. It will allow every student and staffer to visually experience announcements, learning matters, and performances given by peers, faculty, and staff.  Showell Shout Out TV will be utilized to visually display morning and afternoon announcements as well as allow students to perform readings, plays, songs, and show off “star” work to the entire school without the audience having to leave their classrooms. Due to space restrictions in our 30+ year old building with nine portables we only can offer assemblies to small groups rather than the entire school population. 

 


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Linda Hulbird

Worcester County Board of Education


Thursday April 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:45pm
Poster Gallery 1-G

12:45pm

Keynote - General Session - Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson is a nationally known educator, teacher, author, lecturer and staff development leader. He began his education career in 1971 teaching middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Hall was a faculty member at two colleges, teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He ventured away from the classroom to teach math on an Emmy-winning television program in Los Angeles. During his career at KOCE-TV, a PBS station in Orange County, CA, he produced television series on education, technology and parenting.  Hall is a co-founder of Kitzu.org, a resource of free online kits to encourage project-based learning with media. 


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avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Sen Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm
345

1:15pm

Consumer to Creator: 10 Tools for your students

Encourage your students to become creators of content, not just consumers of content!  Foster student creativity with free, web-based tools. Help your students tap into higher-order thinking through designing, producing and constructing digital content. Come learn about tools, lesson ideas and assessment practices. Learn it today, use it tomorrow!


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Tracy Carpenter

Archdiocese of Baltimore


Thursday April 19, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
318

1:15pm

Incorporating iPads into a Three Group Math Rotation: DI Practices

During this presentation, participants will gain an understanding of how iPads can be seamlessly integrated into differentiated math instruction. Participants will gain information about specific math apps and instructional strategies currently used at Sunset Elementary to actively engage students during differentiated math instruction.   


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Toni Carr

Principal, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Co-presenter Tracy Prater | Co-presenter Stephanie Kelly | Co-presenter JoAnn Shields
avatar for Stephanie Kelly

Stephanie Kelly

Instructional Technology-Anne Arundel County Public Schools. | | | | | | •
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Tracy Prater

Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Co-presenter Toni Carr Co-presenter Stephanie Kelly


Thursday April 19, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
323

1:15pm

Learn the Basics to Build Your Mobile Device Management Strategy

Mobile devices are suddenly everywhere including your classrooms increasing concerns about integration, management and security. Join us for a discussion on MDM’s key elements: software distribution, policy, inventory, security, service and classroom management. We’ll explain how each impacts your network and resources to help you build a strategy for success.


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Colleen Beale

Data Networks


Thursday April 19, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
316

1:15pm

Quick Tips for Improving Your Digital Photography Skills

With relatively easy access to digital cameras, anyone can take photos almost anytime today and with so many ops to use photos, more folks want to do just that. Want to improve your digital shooting skills? Join us for some quick tips.


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Sally Bair

Founder, Sally Bair Solutions
Passionate about mobile computing, apps, Web 2.0, photography and creativity.


Thursday April 19, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
317

1:15pm

Social Learning with ePortfolios: Engaging Students Using Mahara

Develop students' writing, promote self-directed learning, and allow students to showcase their work using ePortfolios.  Using an open source software called Mahara, a group five teachers from Howard County, Maryland piloted an ePortfolio community with fifth graders (approximately 325 students) to showcase the students' work.  Learn about the implementation from multiple perspectives (curriculum, technical, teacher, and student).  


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Robert Cole

Instructional Facilitator, Howard County Public Schools
Howard County Public Schools
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Timothy Guy

Howard County Public Schools
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Brandon Konza

Howard County Public Schools
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Geordie Paulus

Howard County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
326

1:15pm

Technology Support for Inquiry- Based Learning

This session will look at how educational technology can support students through inquiry-based learning. By understanding, planning, and guiding your students toward questions, technology will help them learn the required material. Participants will discuss best practices, incorporate technology into inquiry-based learning, and come away with various resources to use in the classroom.


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Bennett Weiss

CCS Presentation Systems


Thursday April 19, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
339

1:15pm

Transforming the Classroom

In this presentation, you will learn how technology has been able to transform the contemporary classroom by providing learners with the tools needed to match unique learning styles. By coupling proven teaching strategies with powerful and engaging technologies students and teachers can easily build an active learning environment that promotes lifelong learning - the prerequisite survival skill needed for the 21st century worker.


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Thursday April 19, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
342

1:15pm

Using an Evaluation Rubric to Select Content Specific Apps

In this session, we will exchange ideas on using an Evaluation Rubric to help select quality Content Specific Apps for Mobile Learning. The market is flooded with a large number of apps labeled education. How do we locate good Content Specific Apps? This is a hands on session looking at real time app examples, as well as using Mobile Learning as a strategy for Response to Intervention.


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avatar for Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown

e Skills Learning


Thursday April 19, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
319

1:15pm

Web 2.0 Tools A through Z to increase Student Achievement

There are tons of Web 2.0 tools that we have access to but only certain ones and proven to be successful with students.  We have done the work for you and have explored lots of tools and have found the ones that have shown the most success in the elementary classroom.  If you want to increase your students' performance and interaction we have the tools to use from A to Z.  All tools have been used with multiple grade levels and classrooms to ensure student achievement.  


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Katie Douglas

Dorchester County Public SChools
Dorchester County Public Schools
CH

Cindy Houghtaling

Dorchester County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
328

1:15pm

What's New with SMART Technologies

Learn about the newest features available in SMART Technologies' hardware and software.


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avatar for Tracey Brown

Tracey Brown

AVI-SPL
Tracey Brown is a certified SMART Education Consultant and SMART trainer. | | | | In 2009 Tracey decided to move from classroom teaching to the world of adult education. She now works for AVI-SPL as an Education Consultant where her daily responsibilities include designing SMART training materials, planning Professional Development services for the K-12, University and corporate markets, and conducting SMART training... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
347

1:15pm

iHave an iPad - How Do iUse It in the Classroom?

iPads are transforming classrooms! In this session, Tammy will demonstrate her favorite apps and will provide strategies for using the iPad as a teaching and learning tool. Whether you have one iPad or a classroom set, this session is for you!


Speaker
avatar for Tammy Worcester Tang

Tammy Worcester Tang

Distinguished Educator, Author and Presenter, ESSDACK
Tammy Worcester Tang has over twenty-five years of educational experience. She began her career in the classroom, teaching nearly every grade from kindergarten through middle school. Currently, Tammy works for ESSDACK, an educational service center in Kansas, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration. Tammy is extremely innovative and resourceful and specializes in... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
349

1:15pm

Common Core Look4s - A Peer Observation Tool

A "Look-for" is a classroom resource that can be used as a non-evaluative assessment tool using the iPad/iPhone. The Look-fors in this peer-observation tool are designed to assess the extent to which students are engaged in particular elements of the mathematical practices of the CCSS for mathematics. These are helpful in providing suggestions related to both planning and assessment for teachers, math leaders, and school-based administrators. 


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Jonathan Wray

Howard County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
329

1:15pm

Integrating Intuitive iPad Technology into the Teacher Evaluation Process

The evaluation of K-12 educators has seen significant changes across the country and around the world. This session will review the impact technology is having on a paper driven and cumbersome process. Lessons learned from our pilot studies, with iPads and customized rubrics, will be shared. Our work with IB Schools, public, private and charter schools in the U.S. and abroad has yielded best-practices and next steps for administrators.


Thursday April 19, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
330

1:15pm

Building A Pyramid of Success with Interactive Whiteboards

Special Ed. teachers at Lewistown Elementary started the 2011-12 school year with new Promethean ActivBoards in their Pyramid classrooms to "serve students with significant emotional and behavioral needs who require intensive special education and therapeutic services in a small-group setting." (www.fcps.org)  During this presentation we will share the success of using IWBs to engage students and consequently improving behavior and learning.


Speaker
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Teacher Specialist for Instructional Technology, Frederick County Public Schools
Take a few web apps, through in a couple portable devices, bake it with reliable wifi connection, and in just a few short years you'll need a whole lot of professional development for teachers.


Thursday April 19, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
348

1:15pm

Don't Talk at Me: Making Staff-Based PD Relevant Again

This session will focus on strategies and ideas to help begin a paradigm shift in the realm of school-based professional development. Participants will learn new strategies, including some that involve Web 2.0 tools, which will help them turn PD sessions into places of discussion and reflection instead of disinterest and repugnance. Will include a discussion of current strategies, an infusion of new ideas, and an opportunity for participants to plan their own school-based PD moving forward.


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Adam Carney

Assistant Principal, Baltimore County Public Schools
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Rob Covert

Baltimore County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
325

1:15pm

Teaching Teachers to Teach: Innovative Web-Based Teacher Preparation Tools

Learn how to incorporate web-based video tools that guide pre-service/advanced teachers through the collaborative process of developing 2-minute videos (lessoncasts)showcasing lesson ideas/strategies which align to the Common Core and take theory to practice.  Learn about a partnership between several teacher preparation programs and a small teacher-created educational technology organization that developed web-based tools. View and access the free digital lessoncast resources that were created.


Speaker
avatar for Nicole Tucker-Smith

Nicole Tucker-Smith

Educator, LessonCast Learning
Nicole (@MsTuckerSmith) founded LessonCast.org after being an assistant principal, district-level leader, professional developer, consultant, adjunct professor, supervisor of parent support services, and - most importantly - a teacher. She believes the future of student learning depends on our ability to merge innovative best practices with classroom realities. Mother of two, she holds with utmost respect the awesome responsibility of educating... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
335

2:15pm

Accpet the eCYBERMISSION Challenge

eCYBERMISSION is a web-based, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition for students in grades six through nine attending any U.S. or Department of Defense Education Activity School. eCYBERMISSION challenges students to think about real-world applications of STEM by working in teams to identify a problem in their community and use the scientific method, scientific inquiry or engineering design process to find a solution. Students compete for state, regional and national awards, with potential winnings of up to $8,000. Army leadership recognizes the fundamental importance of STEM fields in education to the global competitiveness and security of our nation, and strives to increase the number of students studying these subjects nationwide.


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Deborah Elliott

I'm passionate about STEM education and the U.S. Army.


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
347

2:15pm

Acrobat X Pro ePortfolios in the classroom

Electronic Portfolios are an essential component for assisting lifelong learners as they develop new skills and demonstrate their understanding. Skills-focused curriculum projects pose additional challenges, as students need to assemble and share rich media presentations to demonstrate their proficiency. Each portfolio artifact can be easily integrated into collaborative environments to provide unmatched reflective thinking and threaded discussion environments. Adobe Solutions Consultant Steve Adler will demonstrate how instructors and students can quickly design, assemble, and share their best work with Acrobat X Pro and the free Adobe X Reader.


Speaker

Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
342

2:15pm

Affordable LRS - Software-Based Solution for 1:1 Mobile Handheld Devices

Experience how this affordable software-based learner response solution will maximize your school's resources while integrating award-winning, standards-aligned curriculum content for 1:1 or mobile handheld devices. Assign full quizzes of varying difficulty with ActivEngage's Self-Paced learning functionality to encourage students to work at their own pace and comprehension level. Gain instant insight into student comprehension on a system that can be managed at a class-level or centrally on a networked server.


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Laura Walker

Logical Choice


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
338

2:15pm

An App a Day Keeps Us Innovative: iPads in the ELL Classroom

This presentation will focus on iPad apps that offer a high degree of differentiation and engagement for ELLs.   Featured apps will cover phonics, reading comprehension, speaking, and  listening to increase proficiency in English.  Demonstrated apps will also target content in math, science, and social studies.  The set-up/management of iPads will be discussed along with ways to integrate iPads into ELL instruction.  Presenters will have a website/ handout with resources from the presentation.  


Speaker
avatar for Theresa Connors

Theresa Connors

Supervisor of Instructional Technology, Dorchester County Public Schools
Dorchester County Public Schools
CH

Cindy Houghtaling

Dorchester County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
327

2:15pm

Beyond the Textbook: Discovery Education Techbook

Experience the Future of Digital Textbooks TODAY! Built from the ground up to address state and Core Standards, Discovery Education SCIENCE TECHBOOK is the new primary instructional resource for elementary and middle schools. Dynamic, interactive resources support the 5E Model of Instruction and capture digitally native students’ attention. Discover what learning can look like with Discovery Education SCIENCE TECHBOOK.



Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
344

2:15pm

Classroom Acoustics and Student Learning

Classroom noise affects children’s learning process and proper sound distribution using classroom audio technology complements the acoustical environment and greatly increases scholastic achievement.  You will leave understanding how distance from the teacher, softness of the signal (teacher’s voice), echoes in the room (reverberation) and interfering noise affects a child’s ability to learn. 


Speaker
avatar for Elaine Freedman

Elaine Freedman

Classroom Audio Consultant, Lightspeed Technologies, inc.
Proud to represent Lightspeed Technologies, the trusted provider in classroom audio. Our innovative solutions deliver optimum speech intelligibility, overcome noise and access to clear sound to ALL students. | | With over 13 years in audio-visual design and sales, I understand how to integrate technology into a classroom. For more than eight year, I have been working with educators to use that technology to teach students effectively... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
341

2:15pm

Creatin' with Fablevision

Choose this session to learn more how students and teachers creatin' using Stationery Studio, Animationish and Fab@School. Move and groove with Smart Moves and learn about the wonderful free resources that are available from Fablevision.


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Sally Bair

Founder, Sally Bair Solutions
Passionate about mobile computing, apps, Web 2.0, photography and creativity.


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
317

2:15pm

Creating a 21st Century Library

Beyond using a webpage and electronic sources, this session will cover other ways to integrate technology into the media center. Digital photo frames, QR codes, and livescribe pencasts all go together to engage and motivate students.


Speaker
avatar for Melissa Grabill

Melissa Grabill

Media Specialist, Howard County Public School System
Howard County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
325

2:15pm

Cultivating Character

In order to equip our students with the social skills necessary for success in a global work force; we developed The Respect Project. A set of "essentials" or manners that help the students interact respectfully with adults and each other. A series of humorous videos where the students are the stars, highlight respectful interactions. The Respect Project teaches skills that develop strong communicators and effective leaders.


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Kathy Benson

Baltimore County Public Schools
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Heather Hoffman

Fourth grade teacher, Vincent Farm Elm.
I am a fourth grade teacher at Vincent Farm Elementary in White Marsh, Maryland. I teach reading and writing. I want to give my students their best shot at success in the world and believe that teaching social skills is just as important as teaching academics. I started The Respect Project in my school in order to explicitly teach these skills. I worked closely with the technology integration teacher to develop the program. We... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
345

2:15pm

Elementary STEM initiative in Howard County

This year 12 Howard County elementary schools have implementated STEM curriculum. Join us as we provide you with an overview of the Howard County STEM plan, lessons learned, and future directions.


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Michelle Baker

Howard County Public Schools
CH

Christina Hataway

Howard County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
327

2:15pm

ePortfolio: A Platform for New Teacher Learning

Find out how the Prince George's County Resident Teacher Program has moved portfolios from binders to dynamic websites (using a FREE tool) that promote reflective teaching.  Presenters will share the ePortfolio planning and creation process, show authentic ePortfolios, and discuss project refinements.  A Mentor-Mentee conference, using the portfolio tool, will be featured.


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Betsy Bratek

Prince George's County Public Schools
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Sharon Hodges

Prince George's County Public Schools
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Jennifer Morphew

Prince George's County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
326

2:15pm

Explore the SMART Gallery Toolkit- Where there is more than pictures and dice.

The SMART gallery contains more than neat pictures and fun dice.  The gallery provides an entire toolkit of activities.  In this session, we will explore the power of the SMART gallery.  We will explore the toolkit, where many premade activities are available.  You will learn how to take the premade templates from the toolkit and plug in your own lesson ideas in just minutes.  You will leave with many ideas that you can use immediately in your classroom and the knowledge to create many many more lessons.  


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Alesha Boyd

Charles County Public Schools
SMART


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
339

2:15pm

Fluid Environments for Teaching, Learning & Technology

Help students shift from being passive receivers to active readers, evaluators, thinkers, and innovators. Explore the potential of emerging cross-genre, multi-platform, transmedia resources as tools for motivation, differentiation, collaboration, and connections across the curriculum. Help students construct knowledge and convey complex messages through meaningful, technology-enhanced experiences. http://eduscapes.com/fluid/1.html 



Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
336

2:15pm

Harness the Power of Library Media Centers to Enable, Engage, & Empower 21st Century Learners

Are you looking for innovative ways to engage our 21st century learners as well as enable, and empower them to be critical thinkers, creative problem solvers? Uncover a variety of tools that promote self curation , discovery and inquiry that every digital citizens can use to extend their learning in the library and beyond.


Speaker
avatar for Angenine Goode

Angenine Goode

Library Media Specialist, Catonsville High School/ Baltimore County Public Schools
Baltimore County Public Schools Library Media Specialist/ Instructional Technology Coach/ DEN Star
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Tatanisha Love

Baltimore County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
323

2:15pm

Interactive Software to Differentiate & Enrich Instruction

Learn about software that teachers use to present lessons from numeration to quadratics.  See how concepts can be developed from "concrete" to "pictorial" to "abstract".  Topics include numeration, fractions, percents, whole numbers, integers, equations, probability, exponents, graphing, measurement and geometry.


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Ralph Hisle

Envision Technology


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
334

2:15pm

Redesigning the Student Notebook for the 21st Century

While many advances have been made for the teacher in the classroom from the 1960's chalkboards to today's interactive boards, the traditional student notebook still resembles the 1960's pencil and paper notebooks.  This talk will explore the advances of the student experience in the classroom and showcase one example of a digital notebook created by teachers and perfected by students.


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Kevin Giffhorn

Founder & CEO, WeLearn Educational Software
We Learn Software


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
346

2:15pm

The Digital College and Career Readiness Continuum

From Early Learning to On-Track Graduation, our mission is clear- make all students Career and College Ready!  Grounded in research, the Digital Learning Continuum provides 24-7 access to personalized pathways and easy-to-use delivery and reporting.  Used for whole group or individualized instruction, your media-savvy learners, PreK-12th grade, are engaged with targeted, standards-based instruction.  During school, before and after school, Summer School (both virtual and building bound) and in community programs, the Digital Learning Continuum provides any time, any place, any pace learning for skills supplementation, credit recovery/accrual and test preparation.


Speaker

Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
340

2:15pm

Twitter is going to the dogs!

What does a T-Rex, an iron statue of a greyhound, and the first postal canine have in common? They all tweet! Come see how we have partnered with our local historical society to bring to "life" a local historical statue that tweets to students in various elementary schools in our system.


Speaker
avatar for Michael Hakkarinen

Michael Hakkarinen

Teacher Specialist for Instructional Technology, Frederick County Public Schools
Take a few web apps, through in a couple portable devices, bake it with reliable wifi connection, and in just a few short years you'll need a whole lot of professional development for teachers.
avatar for Harry Hanna

Harry Hanna

Frederick County Public Schools | Hood College | | “We can no longer afford to educate today’s students for tomorrow’s world with yesterday’s tools” –John Chaplin | | I am passionate about my faith, my family, my friends, and food (the 4 Fs?). | | Occupations: | Frederick County Public Schools - Teacher Specialist for Elementary Social Studies: Passionate about connecting teachers and students to history, geography... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
328

2:15pm

Web 2.0 Power Hour

This presentation will offer participants a different Web 2.0 tool every 60 seconds.  Set to music, this fun, fast paced session is sure to be both informative and exciting!


Speaker
avatar for Justin Hennaut

Justin Hennaut

Office of Digital Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
Baltimore County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
324

2:15pm

Oh The Things You Can Do with Google Spreadsheets & Forms!

You won’t believe all the cool things you can do with Google Forms and spreadsheets: shared lesson plans, online voting, quiz competitions, electronic self-checking tests, data gathering, and more! In this fun and interactive session, Tammy will demonstrate her favorite features from start to finish.


Speaker
avatar for Tammy Worcester Tang

Tammy Worcester Tang

Distinguished Educator, Author and Presenter, ESSDACK
Tammy Worcester Tang has over twenty-five years of educational experience. She began her career in the classroom, teaching nearly every grade from kindergarten through middle school. Currently, Tammy works for ESSDACK, an educational service center in Kansas, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration. Tammy is extremely innovative and resourceful and specializes in... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
349

2:15pm

Educator Evaluation

The presentation will review the Teacher/Principal Evalation Framework being piloted in the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 school years.  Participants will receive information and will discuss the development of and components of these frameworks.


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AC

Ann Chafin

MD State Department of Education


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
316

2:15pm

Using Social Media to Market Your School

Schools are just like any other organization or business in 2012.  You need to promote and market your school and accomplish all of this by meeting constituents where they already interact online.  Tools such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and text messaging are essential.  Hear how one school accomplishes this daily and the steps to make it a reality in your environment. 


Speaker
avatar for Ryan Imbriale

Ryan Imbriale

Executive Director Innovative Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
Ryan Imbriale is the Executive Director of Innovative Learning for the Baltimore County Public Schools. Ryan is responsible for the leading the system’s digital conversion initiative, S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow). He was previously the Principal of Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts in Baltimore, MD. Under Ryan’s leadership Patapsco was named one of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing... Read More →
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Craig Reed

Baltimore County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
319

2:15pm

Using a Virtual Room for Instruction, Conferencing, and Webinars

Do you want to instruct or conference synchronously with an individual, small or large group, or conduct a webinar?  Participate in a hands on demonstration of how bbcollaborate room is used by PGCPS Office of Home/Hospital Teaching to deliver synchronous instruction.  Learn how to use the basic icons, tools, and whiteboard in Blackboard Collaborate.


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Sharon Neill

Prince George's County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
320

2:15pm

Teachers, Transparency and Technology: How a Classroom Web-Presence Benefits All

How can technology provide the transparency that allows parents, students and teachers to partner? This session will highlight the purposes parent e-mail lists, describe online grade books, give tips for helping reluctant teachers begin to create class pages, and suggest strategies for getting all teachers in a building or district on board.


Speaker
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
321

2:15pm

Administrator Technology Toolkit Implementation at Towson University

This session will detail how the Administrator Technology Toolkit developed by MSET has been utilized with graduate students at Towson University.  The resources in the toolkit that students felt most beneficial will be shared and next steps for keeping the toolkit relevant and current for school leaders will be discussed.


Speaker
avatar for Judith Flood

Judith Flood

Executive Director, MSET
Conference Co-Chair
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Linda Macaulay

Lecturer, Towson University
Towson University


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
329

2:15pm

Creating a Virtual School Hub for Teachers

Schools have tons of documents and procedures, but most of these resources and information are scattered. This session will show attendees a way to centralize all school resources onto a central staff Google site. This virtual hub can streamline procedures; collects and summarizes data; and fosters greater collaboration and communication. This session will also cover strategies for effectively implementing their sites at their school.


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Jin-Soo Huh

Prince George's County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
330

2:15pm

Flipping Professional Learning with Teacher-Created Videos

This presentation demonstrates how a middle school utilized teacher-created, 2-minute videos to customize just-in-time professional development. Participants view sample lessoncasts, a 2-minute audio-visual breakdown of a lesson idea or classroom management strategy, and consider how similar resources may support their learning community in implementing effective teaching practices. Sample lessoncasts are accessible via LessonCast.org, a free searchable gallery with downloadable resources.


Speaker
avatar for Nicole Tucker-Smith

Nicole Tucker-Smith

Educator, LessonCast Learning
Nicole (@MsTuckerSmith) founded LessonCast.org after being an assistant principal, district-level leader, professional developer, consultant, adjunct professor, supervisor of parent support services, and - most importantly - a teacher. She believes the future of student learning depends on our ability to merge innovative best practices with classroom realities. Mother of two, she holds with utmost respect the awesome responsibility of educating... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
335

2:15pm

iCurate: How To Become A Curation Rockstar

Digital curation is the process of discovering, selecting, organizing, and sharing content from the web. Participants will learn how to become curation rockstars in order to cultivate 21st century teaching and learning.  We will "rock out" on tools like Scoop.it, Paper.li, Symbaloo, LiveBinders, and YouTube. We will learn and party like edtech rockstars.


Speaker
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Joquetta Johnson

Library Media Specialist, Randallstown High School
Passion-Driven library media specialist, Google Innovator, PBS Digital Innovator, and DEN Star. Emerging HipHop Scholar and Social Media Butterfly. | | My Passions: | | Teaching | Learning | Technology | Shopping | The Color Orange


Thursday April 19, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
348

3:15pm

Easy Data Collection for Classroom Management and Assessments

Student data helps teachers know what help students need. However, collecting data and analysis can be tedious. ClassDojo, Socrative, MasteryConnect are online programs (the first two are free!) that make data collection and analysis easy and even fun! ClassDojo allows teachers to record student behavior in real time and summarizes the data into reports. Socrative turns tablet, phones and computers into response systems to collect data in realtime. MasteryConnect automates standard based grading to pinpoint mastery and areas of weakness. 


Speaker
JH

Jin-Soo Huh

Prince George's County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
330

3:15pm

APPlied - The Value of App Development for Students

This presentation will discuss the 10 Step Process for App development from start to finish, how you can offer this type of program in your own school, and its value. This program offers students the chance to be involved in the process from idea conception, to marketing the app, to completion. This is an entirely new career field that offers possibilities for future occupations and areas of interest for students. 


Speaker
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Shawn Grimes

Baltimore County Public Schools
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Ryan Imbriale

Executive Director Innovative Learning, Baltimore County Public Schools
Ryan Imbriale is the Executive Director of Innovative Learning for the Baltimore County Public Schools. Ryan is responsible for the leading the system’s digital conversion initiative, S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow). He was previously the Principal of Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts in Baltimore, MD. Under Ryan’s leadership Patapsco was named one of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
319

3:15pm

BYOD Doesn't Have to Mean Uncontrolled

By identifying and classifying devices, you now have the ability to sanction user owned clients on campus, yet still control the resources they access. Learn how a properly engineered campus network can identify, classify, and provide access to only those authorized services, regardless of the client employed by the user.



Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
338

3:15pm

BYOD. Let’s get this party started!

Get on the ‘cloud’ using SMART Response VE,  where your students will be able to take planned or spontaneous  assessments using any mobile device.  


Speaker
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Patricia Sullivan

Baltimore County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
339

3:15pm

Critical Information Literacy: Thinking About Online Information

We must help our students think critically about the information they find on the Web. Critical information literacy is not about neat and tidy outcomes or simple checklists. It is about preparing our students with the mental tools to be able to tackle the real and messy Web. This is difficult work, but it is among the most important work we do as educators.


Speaker

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
334

3:15pm

Differentiate Instruction with Discovery Education STREAMING Builder Tools

During this session, you will learn how to put the power of learning at the fingertips of your students through Discovery Education's Student Center. In this interactive, hands-on session, you will explore how educators can use Discovery Education's media, interactive builder tools, and more to reach different learners while fostering the creative mind. 


Speaker
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Max Brooks

Discovery
Max is a life-long learner/sharer who pulls inspiration from all things 'techucational'…like robotics, making movies, and proving what learners know with eportfolios. His roots as a classroom educator, department coordinator, and technology facilitator in Washington, DC assist him in working with schools and districts to support their teaching and learning initiatives. The “print-to-digital” transition is full of challenging... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
346

3:15pm

Enhancing the Social Studies Curriculum Using C-SPAN's Online Resources

C-SPAN Classroom is a free membership service dedicated to supporting educators' use of C-SPAN programming. Participants will discover how to incorporate an array of primary source materials into their curriculums to make courses and instruction more engaging, relevant, and interactive.  Educators will also explore methods and resources to develop students' literacy and technology skills that cultivate higher order thinking to increase knowledge and arrive at new understandings. 


Speaker

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
325

3:15pm

MD Technology Leadership Toolkit for School Administrators- Introduction

Participants will examine a new MSET web-based tool for administrators and its potential for supporting school leaders in their work to meet two sets of standards:  the MD Technology Standards for School Administrators and the MD Instructional Leadership Framework.  The session will include an abbreviated self-assessment survey and demonstration of how to navigate through the resource rich administrators' toolkit.


Speaker
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Deborah Montgomery

Anne Arundel County Public Schools
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Jessica Raspa

Anne Arundel County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
335

3:15pm

Pixie Provides a 21st Century Approach to Common Core Standards

Meet Common Core standards and engage students in content learning with exciting and high-level technology project ideas. Explore a range of Pixie 3 activities that build and assess specific Common Core standards, as well as open-ended projects that require students to apply learning and utilize higher-order thinking skills.


Speaker
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Tech4Learning

Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Scott is a former elementary and middle school teacher as well as a district-level integration specialist. He has extensive professional development experience with K-12 educators, administrators, and curriculum personnel. He is former adjunct faculty member of Towson University and is the co-author of four Real World of Math integration books. He joined the Tech4Learning team in August 2007 as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager. This job provides... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
341

3:15pm

Presentation Makeover

The problem with assigning Powerpoint presentations to students is that you have to watch them all. Two or three class periods of watching slow motion flying bullets and awful sound effects on top of backgrounds that make it impossible to read. But, with two simple rule changes we can turn our students from being screen readers to story tellers. You will LOVE the difference.


Speaker
avatar for James Gates

James Gates

Educational Technology Consultant, GatesIdeas
My notes pages for my presentation today can be found in a public google Doc which I'll make available closer to the event. My slidedeck will also be posted on slideshare.net.


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
317

3:15pm

Teaching African American Civil Rights Through Art at the Smithsonian

This session will introduce participants to a new Smithsonian website that provides opportunities for teaching standards-based social studies and language arts skills through artwork and objects from the Smithsonian's collections focused on Civil Rights. The Oh Freedom! website is designed to develop students 21st century learning skills including new media literacies.


Speaker
EE

Elizabeth Eder

Smithsonian Institution


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
326

3:15pm

Technology for Teaching Financial LIteracy

This session focuses on the newly adopted Maryland State Curriculum for Personal Financial Literacy Education and the technology available for elementary and secondary teachers to use in creating engaging lessons aligned to the Common Core State Standards and designed around Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles and guidelines. Participants will explore a variety of innovative materials, strategies and websites for classroom use


Speaker
DB

Deborah Batchelor

Associate Director, MD Council on Economic Education
AC

Allen Cox

MD Coalition for Financial Literacy


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
348

3:15pm

What Would MacGyver Do?

Many schools and districts are faced with tighter budgets and this makes implementing technology difficult at times.  This session is designed to help educators figure out how to circumvent technological roadblocks by using free tools and ingenuity to implement technology into their classrooms.


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
327

3:15pm

What's So Great about My Big Campus?

My Big Campus is a solution Allegany County Public Schools has adopted to provide studetns and teachers with many of the Web 2.0 tools that have been wanting to bring into the classroom.  What's So Great about My Big Campus is that students and teachers can use a single login to connect, collaborate, and learn in a safe environment that includes a social networking platform that has a Facebook and Twitter feel, a resource library of YouTube videos, documents similar to Google Docs, as well as blogs and wiki like pages.


Speaker
MB

Melissa Blank

Allegany County Public Schools
JH

Jason Huber

Allegany County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
328

3:15pm

ESEA Waiver

Maryland's ESEA Flexibility Request:  This session will provide information on Maryland's ESEA Flexibility Request submitted on February 28, 2012.  Information on the waivers requested, assurances, Principle 1: College- and Career-Ready Expectation for All Students; Principle 2: State-Developed Differentiated Recognition, Accountability, and Support; and Principle 3:  Supporting Effective Instruction and Leadership will be provided. 


Speaker

Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
316

3:15pm

Top 10 Attributes of a Principal

What does it take to be a leader of a school?  In this session a retired educator with 29 years’ experience as a building administrator at all levels as well as the 1996 Milken National Educator and 2005 National Distinguished Principal will share a perspective on what matters most in becoming a successful principal.


Speaker
DH

Denise Hershberger

CEASOM Executive Director | | After 36 years in education, 29 as a school administrator, I retired June, 2011 and began my new role as Executive Director of the Council of Educational Administrative and Supervisory Organizations of Maryland. During my administrative career I served as an assistant principal for 2 years and a total of 27 years as a principal. I began my principal career at the elementary level, moved to middle school and... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
318

3:15pm

Beyond Our Walls: Connecting and Collaborating Globally using Web 2.0

Participants will learn to use various Web 2.0 tools to create a global exchange of ideas. We will share collaborative projects applicable to grades K-5. Projects span from local community connections to global interactions. Effective use of hardware and software and resources for finding curriculum related projects will be shared. Management policies and procedures to help ensure successful implementation of projects will be a primary focus.  


Speaker
JD

Jill Dunham-Wright

Baltimore County Public Schools
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Michael Fort

Office of Digital Learning - Supervisor, Baltimore County Public Schools
Technology Education Supervisor - Baltimore County Public Schools | MSET Equipment Committee Chair | Twitter: @michaelfort @BCPSodl | Skype:michael.g.fort | mfort@bcps.org
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Dana Novotny

Library Media Specialist, Cromwell Valley Elementary School
Baltimore County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
320

3:15pm

Discourse ... Talk it Up!

Implementing discouse in your school ... a yearlong staff development plan for incorporating meaningful student discourse throughout all subject areas.  The presentation will includ the following:  research-based articles, implementation tools for teachers, specific classroom discourse strategies, observation tools and rubrics, surveys, and training plans.  


Speaker
CG

Caryn Gottlieb

Montgomery County Public Schools
TJ

Themis Johnson

Motgomery County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
324

3:15pm

Every Student Succeeding in Math!

For Math practice,Accelerated Math offers advanced capabilities and data that allow for targeted math instruction and personalized practice. STAR Math Enterprise uses computer-adaptive technology to provide accurate, reliable, and valid assessment information for data-driven instruction. Math Facts in a Flash combines math fact practice for intervention and progress monitoring to gain math fact automaticity. 


Speaker
SB

Sherry Burcham

Renaissance Leanring
SK

Sheryl Koehn-Kuchera

Regional Educational Consultant, Renaissance Learning, Inc
Renaissance Learning


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
345

3:15pm

Technology is a Terrible Thing to Waste
Research-based classroom management strategies ensuring your costly investment in technology is not wasted. Boost academic success and state assessment scores. Reduce office referrals by 90%!

Speaker
avatar for Ron Antinori

Ron Antinori

Ron Antinori is an experienced educator who understands the day-to-day lives of teachers. His 31 years in education have provided him with experience at the elementary school, middle school, high school, and college levels. Twenty of those years were spent in the classroom where his instructional practices received praise and recognition. He has helped tens of schools and districts in South Carolina establish systems for significantly reducing... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
333

3:15pm

Using the Singapore Approach to Improve Student Achievement

This session will introduce the U.S. version of the Mathematics Program being used in nearly 90 percent of the schools in Singapore.  Come learn how students can improve problem-solving abilities while focusing on fewer topics and using outstanding concrete and pictorial modeling. This session is appropriate for teachers and administrators interested in improving mathematics education in grades K-8.


Speaker
JP

Joe Piazza

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Specialized Curriculum Group


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
342

3:15pm

Using the Whole Library for a Wiki-Based Research Project

The project was developed through a collaborative effort between two LMS and two teachers. Students use traditional research skills to find literary criticism and then pair this process with social networking skills.  Using a wiki site, students post poem "tweets" and reflect upon their peers' responses.  The students use these comments to conduct further research on whether this poem is relevant to the modern teenager.  All of the research is compiled into a classic research paper.   


Speaker
LM

Lauren Magnuson

Baltimore County Public Schools
SS

Sarah Spence

Baltimore County Public Schools


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
329

3:15pm

Beyond Words in Word: Writing in an iPad, Transmedia Universe

21st century learners need communication skills that transcend writing essays and technical skills that go beyond setting up margins for printing. Students must write using a variety of technology tools from iPads apps to multimedia generators and write cooperatively and collaboratively. Transform writing assignments while addressing standards across the curriculum.



Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
336

3:15pm

Developing the Creativity in Every Learner (all)

How do we define, encourage, use, and assess creativity in our IL/IT lessons and projects? Should the question be "if" a student is creative or "how" a student is creative. And what can we do to be more creative as teachers and librarians?


Speaker
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
321

3:15pm

Tammy's Favorite Technology Tips, Tricks, and Tools!

There are so many new technology gadgets, apps, and websites, that it is nearly impossible to keep up. In this fast-paced session, Tammy will share her favorite newly-discovered tips, tricks, and tools for teachers and students. 


Speaker
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Tammy Worcester Tang

Distinguished Educator, Author and Presenter, ESSDACK
Tammy Worcester Tang has over twenty-five years of educational experience. She began her career in the classroom, teaching nearly every grade from kindergarten through middle school. Currently, Tammy works for ESSDACK, an educational service center in Kansas, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration. Tammy is extremely innovative and resourceful and specializes in... Read More →


Thursday April 19, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
349

4:00pm

Tweet-Up

A chance to meet-up with your local PLN and share ideas after the first day of the conference. 

Register @ http://msetweetup.eventbrite.com/

Sponsored by Clinton Learning


Thursday April 19, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Pratt Street Ale House Second Floor
 
Friday, April 20
 

7:30am

Bookstore Opens

Location: Main Terrace of the 300 Level 

The books are the hottest selling titles from keynotes and featured speakers as well as ISTE, the International Society for Technology in Education, MD ASCD, the Maryland Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, LFM, Learning Forward Maryland. Take advantage of no shipping costs and reduced member discount pricing. The bookstore accepts cash and all credit cards.


Speaker
WM

Wendy McNeill-McBrien

Howard County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 7:30am - 4:00pm
Camden Lobby

7:30am

Exhibit MarketPlace
  •  AcademicMerit, LLC http://www.academicmerit.com 
  •  Achieve3000, Inc. www.achieve3000.com 
  •  Activ Bus/Promethean  Visit on-site at Charles & Pratt
  •  Adobe  www.adobe.com
  •  Aerohive Networks www.aerohive.com 
  •  American Book Company www.americanbookcompany.com 
  •  Apperson Education Products www.appersonedu.com/go/MSET12 
  •  Ascend Education www, ascendmath.com  
  •  Ascend Education www.ascendmath.com 
  •  Atomic Learning www.atomiclearning.com 
  •  AVI-SPL www.avispl.com 
  •  Baker & Taylor www.baker-taylor.com 
  •  Bell Techlogix http://www.belltechlogix.com/ 
  •  Blackboard www.blackboard.com/k12 
  •  Bound to Stay Bound www.btsb.com
  •  Cambrium Learning-Voyager  www.voyagerlearning.com 
  •  CCS Presentation Systems www.ccsprojects.com 
  •  CDW-G www.cdwg.com/k12 
  •  CIM Technology Solutions www.cimtechsolutions.com 
  •  CompassLearning www.compasslearning.com 
  •  Continental/Sophia  www.continentalpress.com 
  •  Creative Business & Technology Solutions www.cbtsolutions.us.com 
  •  CTB/McGraw-Hill www.ctb.com 
  •  Daly  www.daly.com 
  •  Data Networks www.datanetworks.com 
  •  DELL INC www.dell.com DemosGroup/Capstone Publishing www.capstonepub.com
  •  Demos Group/Capstone Digital
  •  Developmental Studies Center www.devstu.org 
  •  Discovery Education www.discoveryeducation.com 
  •  DYMO/Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies mimio.dymo.com 
  •  EdOptions http://www.edoptions.com 
  •  Education2020 www.education2020.com
  •  Eduplanet21   www.eduplanet21.com  
  •  Envision Technology www.envisiontechnology.org 
  •  ePlus Technologies  www.eplus.com
  •  EPSON America, Inc www.epson.com 
  •  eSchoolSolutions www.eschoolsolutions.com 
  •  ExploreLearning www.explorelearning.com 
  •  Follett Library Resources, Inc. www.titlewave.com 
  •  Follett Software www.follettsoftware.com 
  •  George Washington University  http://nearyou.gwu.edu/edadmin/
  •  Great Books Foundation  www.greatbooks.org
  •  Handwriting Without Tears  www.hwtears.com
  •  Hatch Early Learning  www.hatchearlylearning.com
  •  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Holt McDougal www.hmhco.com 
  •  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Specialized Curriculum Group www.hmhpub.com  
  •  Insight Systems Exchange www.insightsystemsonline.com 
  •  IPS Laser Express http://www.ipslaserexpress.com 
  •  ISTE www.iste.org 
  •  Kaplan Early Learning Company www.kaplanco.com 
  •  Learning.com www.Learning.com 
  •  LEGO EDUCATION www.LEGOeducation.us 
  •  Lightspeed Technologies, Inc. www.lightspeed-tek.com 
  •  Logical Choice Technologies/Xirrus www.logicalchoice.com 
  •  Loyola University Maryland www.loyola.edu/graduate 
  •  Mackin Educational Resources www.mackin.com 
  •  Maryland Public Television and Thinkport www.thinkport.org 
  •  McGraw-Hill School Education Group www.mheonline.com 
  •  McGraw-Hill School Education Group https://www.mheonline.com/intervention_solutions/ 
  •  Meru Networks www.MeruNetworks.com 
  •  Nicholas P.Pipino and Associates Inc.  www.pipinoinc.com  
  •  PASCO scientific www.pasco.com 
  •  Pearson Career & Technical Education www.pearson.com 
  •  Pearson Clinical Asessment www.pearson.com 
  •  Pearson Digital Learning www.pearson.com 
  •  Pearson School www.pearson.com 
  •  Pearson State Services www.pearson.com 
  •  PERMA-BOUND BOOKS WWW.PERMA-BOUND.COM 
  •  PlascoTrac www.plascotrac.com 
  •  PLATO Learning www.plato.com 
  •  PolyVision www.polyvision.com 
  •  Promethean Inc www.prometheanworld.com 
  •  ProQuest www.proquest.com 
  •  Pureland Supply LLC www.purelandsupply.com 
  •  RANDA Solutions www.randasolutions.com 
  •  Renaissance Learning www.renlearn.com 
  •  SAFARI Montage www.SAFARIMontage.com 
  •  Samsung Techwin America www.samsungpresenterusa.com 
  •  Scantron, an affiliate of GlobalScholar www.scantron.com 
  •  SCHOOL CHECK IN WWW.schoolcheckin.com 
  •  School Improvement Network www.schoolimprovement.com 
  •  Scientific Learning www.scilearn.com 
  •  SkillsTutor www.skillstutor.com 
  •  SMART Technologies, Inc. http://smarttech.com 
  •  Stoneware, Inc. www.stone-ware.com 
  •  Sublime Learning www.sublimelearning.com 
  •  Teachscape   www.teachscape.com
  •  Tech4Learning www.tech4learning.com/ 
  •  The Master Teacher www.masterteacher.com 
  •  Towson University Graduate School  www.grad.towson.edu 
  •  Visual Sound/Kunz AV www.visualsound.com 
  •  Walden University waldenU.edu/local World Book, Inc www.worldbook.com
  •  World Book, Inc.  www.worldbook.com
  •  Zaner-Bloser  www.zaner-bloser.com

Friday April 20, 2012 7:30am - 4:00pm
Exhibitor Row

7:30am

Registration Opens
Speaker
CG

Common Ground 2012

Complete your registration, pick up your badge and bag


Friday April 20, 2012 7:30am - 4:00pm
Registration Desk

7:45am

Silent Auction

Check out the baskets from the different organizations.  Turn in your tickets for a chance to win!


Speaker

Friday April 20, 2012 7:45am - 8:30am
Camden Lobby

7:45am

Classroom Audio from Lightspeed Technology

Lightspeed Technologies, Inc.  (www.lightspeed-tek.com)

When students can hear the teacher’s voice clearly, they focus, respond to questions and participate more in class. Teachers don’t strain their voices. Learn the benefits of CAT for all students in any classroom during Lightspeed’s early bird presentation.


Friday April 20, 2012 7:45am - 8:45am
342

7:45am

Integrating Digital Media into your Curriculum with SAFARI Mantage and DCP

SAFARI Montage  (www.safarimontage.com)

Learn about the newest module from SAFARI Montage – Digital Curriculum Presenter (DCP), a classroom presentation tool that facilitates the delivery of a digital curriculum for teachers while engaging students with media rich lessons. Covers key features such as a virtual student response system, support for mobile devices, and much more.


Friday April 20, 2012 7:45am - 8:45am
346

7:45am

Integrating Intuitive iPad Technology into the Teacher Evaluation Process

RANDA Solutions  (www.randasolutions.com

The evaluation of K – 12 educators has seen significant changes. This session will review the impact technology is having on a paper driven and cumbersome process. Out work with IB Schools, public, private and charter schools in the U.S. and abroad has yielded best-practices and nest steps for administrators.


Friday April 20, 2012 7:45am - 8:45am
325

7:45am

Learn about School Improvement Network's On-demand Professional Development Solutions

School Improvement Network  (www.schoolimprovement.com)

Working on implementing the Common Core, differentiated professional development, or enhancing classroom observations? Come learn about School Improvement Network’s on-demand professional development solutions that support the differentiated needs of educators. PD 360, Common Core 360, and Observation 360 are bundled into a single platform that provides over 3,500 classroom examples, 1,800 videos, and the world’s largest online professional learning community


Friday April 20, 2012 7:45am - 8:45am
324

7:45am

Learn About Turning Technologies' Student Response Systems

Scantron  (www.globalscholar.com)

Learn how you can use Turning Technologies’ student response systems for formative assessment and frequent progress monitoring to promote data driven differentiated instruction and to meet the learning needs of each of your students. Response pad technology is the ideal tool to implement educational and pedagogical best practices effectively.


Friday April 20, 2012 7:45am - 8:45am
333

7:45am

Mimio. Teach with Interactive Technology - Easily and affordably!

DYMO/Mimio  (www.mimio.com)

Experience our innovative MimioClassroom™ products and enter to win a MimioTeach™ interactive whiteboard system. Hear from Maryland educators about how their teachers, students and budgets have benefited from choosing Mimio. Then try the products out for yourself, ask questions and discover how refreshing it is to simply teach with DYMO/Mimio teaching technologies.


Friday April 20, 2012 7:45am - 8:45am
335

7:45am

Personalized Instruction: Intervention + Rigor = Readiness

CompassLearning  (www.compasslearning.com

Before our at-risk students fail, we need to effectively engage them in learning activities targeted to their specific abilities, efficiently organize and manage the classroom for instruction and report academic progress to parents and stakeholders interested in student success. Participants in this session will experience the Odyssey approach that is focused on diagnostic assessment, comprehensive core instruction, targeted intervention and ongoing monitoring of student progress to make significant improvement in student achievement. Join us to see how educational technology can be personalized to meet the needs of these learners while aligning to state standards.

 


Friday April 20, 2012 7:45am - 8:45am
326

7:45am

Personalized Reading Environment from Capstone

Capstone Digital  (www.capstonedigital.com)

Learn how to utilize technology in creating a personalized reading environment with myON Reader, an innovative program that recommends books based upon the student’s interest and reading level. As students read the engaging literature online, they can take advantage of scaffolds that are available for every book. Administrators can monitor each student’s reading proficiency throughout the implementation and project reading growth in the future.


Friday April 20, 2012 7:45am - 8:45am
338

7:45am

The Early Learning Challenge Grant and McGraw-Hill Solutions

McGraw-Hill School Education Group  (www.mheonline.com/intervention_solutions)

National Consultant, Jeff Ohmer, will present information regarding the Early Learning Challenge Grant and McGraw-Hill solutions tailored to meet a wide range of needs. Participants will enjoy an hour of activities, songs, fun and learning and will leave with a plethora of resources and materials. Come learn and have fun with us!!


Friday April 20, 2012 7:45am - 8:45am
348

7:45am

Writing and Technology: Instruction, Publishing, and Collaborating

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt  (www.hmhpub.com )

This presentation will demonstrate how technology, from interactive modeling to personalized learning environments, can foster student engagement and facility with writing.


Friday April 20, 2012 7:45am - 8:45am
347

8:45am

Silent Auction Drawings

Join Jim Corns, Jr. as the winners are selected.


Speaker

Friday April 20, 2012 8:45am - 9:00am
Camden Lobby

9:00am

Student Achievement Monitoring (S.A.M.)

Grasonville Elementary was named Maryland's Title I Distinguished School for Sustained Achievement. The instructional team will share strategies that were highly effective in increasing student achievement and maintaining it for several years. The Student Achievement Monitoring Process and Triangulation of Data will be highlighted.


Speaker
CC

Cassandra Cornish

Queen Anne's County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
348

9:00am

Using Data to Increase Student Achievement 

Learn how data is presented in Prince George's County using the PGCPS Performance Management Analysis and Planning Process (PMAPP).  Quarterly data meetings are held to share progress on key components of the school improvement plan and the progress being made in the school. These discussions include changes needed to be made in the next quarter and future needs.


Speaker
GL

Gordon Libby

Prince George's County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
325

9:00am

A Collaborative Poetry Lesson Between Maryland and Hawaiian Students

Come view a collaborative poetry lesson between Maryland and Hawaii 5th grade students. The series of poetry lessons was based on the Newberry Award winning book, A Joyful Noise Poems for Two Voices, by Paul Fleischman.  Students and teachers communicated and collaborated using Web 2.0 tools such as Skype, Edmodo, and Voicethread.


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Florence Falatko

Baltimore County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 2-D

9:00am

Building Bridges Between ELL Students

Students from Lansdowne Middle School will host 3 Webinar sessions with Woodbridge Elementary school reading stories written by Ezra Jack Keats.  Reading in English for the ELL students will be extended to creating a PhotoStory version of the story on DVD to send to the elementary school for the ESOL students there to revisit whenever they wish.  


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avatar for Nancy Reed

Nancy Reed

Supervisor, Baltimore County Public Schools
Baltimore County Public Schools Nancy Reed is a supervisor in the Office of Elementary English Language Arts for Baltimore County Public Schools. She holds a B.S. from Towson University in Early Childhood Education and a M.S. in Instructional Technology, also from Towson University. Prior to her current position, Nancy was a resource teacher in the Department of Digital Learning (formally the Office of Instructional Technology), a technology... Read More →
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Pat Ruchlewicz

Baltimore County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
334

9:00am

Camp ITC: Online PD for Teachers

This session will cover the setup, implementation and model for Camp ITC: Integrating Technology into the Curriculum, a quarterly online webinar series for teachers. Participants will receive an overview of the camp, resources shared, implementation ideas and strategies. Participants are encouraged to bring their mobile device to participate.


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avatar for Tia Simmons

Tia Simmons

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Prince George's County Public Schools
Co-presenter Dawn Berkeley | I am currently an Instructional Technology Coordinator with Prince George's County Public Schools. I am very passionate about PD, wild about Web 2.0, excited about emerging technologies, motivated by mobile learning and loves being a life long learner. In my position, I provide training opportunities for teachers and administrators from productivity tools to instruction. I also enjoy spreading the word about... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
345

9:00am

CSI- In The Class- No Bones about it!

Integrating multiple subject areas this poster session will showcase the science and technology used to determine the fate of a skeleton that has been unearthed from Jamestown, Virginia.


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Doug Romano

Worcester County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 2-B

9:00am

Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity (C3): Inspiring Students to “own it!”

Students often express that the messages they hear from adults about C3 are “out of touch” with the way they use technology. This presentation will provide ideas to inspire students to become leaders in spreading the C3 message. Hands-on ideas and examples of animations, interactive games, videos, and movies created by students will be shared.


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Vernecia Griffin

Howard County Public Schools
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Portia Pusey

EdTechPolicy


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
335

9:00am

Don't Make My Mistakes: 10 Essentials to Successful eLearning Courses

You're busy.  You know that online learning is growing.   You're interested trying some eLearning approaches, but you've had no time, let alone know where to start.  Maybe you've done a little bit, but want to try more.  You're in luck.  This session is aimed the teacher who has the desire to teach online but doesn't have lots of time to invest to learn how.  The focus of this session will be on the practical application of the content for teachers “in the trenches”.    


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Greg Williams

University of Maryland Baltimore County


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
326

9:00am

Edmodo: A Tool with Limitless Possibilities

Imagine if there was a free tool that empowered educators, embraced a global community, engaged students, and emphasized the importance of home/school communication from the day it was introduced in your classroom. The 21st century social learning network, Edmodo, has made this all possible. Sign up today, talk with me, and discover how easy and rewarding it is to communicate and share with educators, students, and parents!

 


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Edward Hampton

Allegany County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 2-I

9:00am

Getting SMARTer with the SMART Table Interactive Learning Center

Learn how the SMART Table interactive learning center can help you create activities that will teach your students 21st century skills like collaboration, critical thinking, and problem solving. Discover how to make fun and engaging activities that supports all types of learners in your classroom and provides access to students with special needs.


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Lady (DiDi) Donaldson

Prince George's County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
339

9:00am

Go Mobile! Nifty Netbook Ideas for the 21st Century Classroom

Transform your classroom into a more effective and efficient learning environment.  Engage students with a variety of cool Web 2.0 tools.  Organize class notes, assignments, quizzes, links, and more using Edmodo. See quick lesson ideas, project examples and step-by-step instructions for going green and getting started.

  

 


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Robert James

Calvert County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 2-C

9:00am

iOS Devices: Deployment and Management

Join the local Apple System Engineer for a discussion focused on iOS mobile deployment, management, and security best practices. With current trends in mobile learning, IT professionals may need additional technical knowledge to successfully support and deploy mobile platforms like the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone in their environments.


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Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
338

9:00am

Kidspiration in the Elementary Classroom

Kidspiration is an excellent tool to use in the elementary classroom.  It can be used for science, social studies, math, reading and even writing.  Come see a variety of ways it has been used in a third grade classroom.

 


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Melissa Young

Perseverance.


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 2-J

9:00am

Ready, Set- Be Mobile with iLit, Inspire Literacy and other new mobile releases!

There is no end to learning as lessons and assessments go mobile.  24-7 access in a medium that speaks to today’s kids created specifically for the iPad, iLit Inspire Literacy, contains a high interest library as cool as iTunes.  Scaffolded instruction, engaging gaming features and an easy to use teacher toolset for performance tracking and assessment focused on your media-savvy learner.  Come experience iLit and catch a sneak preview of some soon-to-be-released programs from Pearson Digital Learning.  Catch the mobile learning wave!  


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Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
340

9:00am

Rich Interactive Publishing for Mobile Devices with Adobe InDesign CS 5.5

Discover how to design professional page layouts with a variety of multimedia and interactive elements for digital distribution using the latest version of Adobe InDesign. Learn how to create and publish open-standard ePub documents and digital magazine applications for all tablets.


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Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
342

9:00am

Screencasts & Pencasts: Communicate Your Message

In this session, you will learn how to create a screencast and pencast.  You can record your voice to go along with visual demonstrations or written text, as it is being accessed or created on the page. 
Participants will learn how to create simple learning objects using both methods, and how to export them into portable and more universal file formats.


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Jesse Wisnouse

Frederick County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
323

9:00am

Smart Pens in the Elementary Classroom

Explore ways to incorporate Smart Pens in the elementary education classroom. There will be uses for core subjects as well as special education and ELL students.

 


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Kathryn Hayman

Queen Anne's County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 2-A

9:00am

Smartpen Technology with Middle School Students

Using Smartpens in the classroom allows teachers to assess student learning through a fun and innovative technique that students love!  With Smartpen technology, students can demonstrate a more in-depth understanding of topics by adding audio reinforcement to diagrams, timelines, word walls, interactive maps, talking flash cards and more.


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Paula Tepel

St. Mary's County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 2-E

9:00am

Stretching the Technology Budget – Free is in our Price Range!

Technology integration is crucial to addressing the diverse needs of the 21st century learner. Tight budgets make it difficult to provide teachers with the tools that they need to ensure student success.  Collaborating with teachers and administrators prompted innovative thinking to maximizing free resources.  Utilizing Response systems, implementing the use of Moodle in the K-12 classrooms, and mini-PD sessions have allowed the sharing of the wealth of technology. 

 


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 2-L

9:00am

Teaching and Learning in the Hybrid Classroom

Come see how I changed my semi-static Contemporary World Studies course based on traditional teaching methods to a vibrant hybrid course that blends traditional and online teaching methods.  The hybrid course includes lessons that are more student-focused, relevant, and incorporate the latest technology innovations.  Best practices for both teachers and students will be shared during the session.

 


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Josie Perry

Cecil County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 2-F

9:00am

9:00am

The Library Goddess @ Work: Maximizing Web 2.0 Tools When Your Budget is at a Minimum

In these tough economic times, it can seem difficult to maintain quality in your Library Media Education Program.  Dorchester County Public School Librarians are making use of free, easy-to-use Web 2.0 tools to analyze, guide, and facilitate instruction in elementary and middle school libraries.

 


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Jessica Suggs

Dorcester County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 2-H

9:00am

The Library Goddess @ Work: Maximizing Web 2.0 Tools When Your Budget is at a Minimum

In these tough economic times, it can seem difficult to maintain quality in your Library Media Education Program.  Dorchester County Public School Librarians are making use of free, easy-to-use Web 2.0 tools to analyze, guide, and facilitate instruction in elementary and middle school libraries.


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Jessica Suggs

Dorcester County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 2-H

9:00am

Using the Smart Board to Promote Equity in the Foreign Language Classroom

See sample lessons and activities that engage all learners of all levels of fluency.  Learn how to incorporate different types of visuals in order to bring abstract language concepts to a kinesthetic reality!  Examples provided in French.

 


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Courtney Brunone

Charles County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
Poster Gallery 2-G

9:00am

Common Core Disciplinary Literacy Instruction: Understanding Text Complexity in History & Science Literacy Standards

This innovative disciplinary literacy session focuses on text complexity addressing the Common Core Standards for History and Science.  Participants will actively engage in determining text complexity levels and will be provided immediately transferable examples of research-based dynamic differentiated literacy instructional models designed to engage all learners to think, read, and respond in writing as historians and scientists. 


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Thomasina Piercy

Carroll County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
319

9:00am

What Effectiveness Looks Like In Media Centers

This presentation is intended for school and district administrators.  Components needed to create an effective school media program will be shared and demonstrated.


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Shari Blohm

Prince George's County Public Schools
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Irene Hildebrandt

Carroll County Public Schools
MSET Outstanding Leader Using Technology 2013 winner


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
324

9:00am

Black-Eyed Susan Picture Books

Announcing picture book nominations for 2012-13! The Black-Eyed Susan Book Awards Program, sponsored by the Maryland Association of School Librarians (MASL), is a children's choice award. Next school year's book nominations will be introduced, along with curricular connections, and lesson activity ideas. 


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Amy Baringer

Library Media Specialist, MASL
MD Association of School Librarians


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
347

9:00am

Increasing Interaction through Hybrid Learning

Middle School ESOL students increase their interaction with academic language through the use of voice tools, web 2.0 tools, multimedia projects, discussion boards, live classroom, virtual chats, and interactive websites used for free through hybrid learning on www.coursesites.com. Learn how to easily provide for differentiation, meet diverse learning needs, and engage students through 21st teaching and learning, all for free. 


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Norka Padilla Ratnavale

Resource Teacher, MCPS
Montgomery County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
346

9:00am

Quia

Quia is home to more than 3,000,000 interactive, internet-based, differentiated games and quizzes on every subject and topic to be practiced anywhere. Find a wealth of activities in your field, edit an existing one, or make your own. See 16 types of online activities and 10 for online quizzes. Save time with automatic grading, immediate feedback, online access to grades, and fewer trips to copy machine. Add audio, images, and video for the ultimate interactive game.


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Kathleen Pepin

teacher French/Spanish, Howard County Public School System
I love technology and learning to do more and more with it. It's such a great teaching and sharing tool. | | With my interest in world languages and culture, I love Europe, having lived in Germany near France for 9 years.
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Karin Radhe

Howard County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
330

9:00am

Technology to Improve Teaching Elementary Mathematics

Technology to Improve Teaching Elementary Mathematics
We’ve made it easy to find the “good stuff” on the web for both the elementary math classroom and professional development. Introducing Mathlanding,  a new website that has harnessed the best of the web to support the needs of teachers in building math knowledge and practice.  Find the perfect resource then a suite of tools enables users to save, share and collaborate with fellow educators. 


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Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
341

9:00am

Technological Strategies to Meet the Diverse Needs of our 21st Century Classroom

Come hear successful and innovate ways to engage all students, particularly English Language Learners, in technology literacy.  We will share simple strategies that will help students build on the strengths of 21st century learners, particularly digital storytelling, podcasting, and Voicethread.


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Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
333

9:00am

Google Activities for Kids!

Google offers a variety of applications that allow students to create, collaborate, and share. In this session, you’ll see some clever activities for students - ideas that are not only quick and easy, but also require creativity and higher-level thinking. Activities will be demonstrated from start to finish, using Google’s free suite of Web 2.0 tools.


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avatar for Tammy Worcester Tang

Tammy Worcester Tang

Distinguished Educator, Author and Presenter, ESSDACK
Tammy Worcester Tang has over twenty-five years of educational experience. She began her career in the classroom, teaching nearly every grade from kindergarten through middle school. Currently, Tammy works for ESSDACK, an educational service center in Kansas, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration. Tammy is extremely innovative and resourceful and specializes in... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
349

9:00am

Making Mobile Media Meaningful in (and Beyond!) the Classroom

They are becoming like a modern tricorders, those fabulous Star Trek instruments.  Mobile phones, iPads, and tablets can take basic microscope pictures, or with mobile chromakey (green screen) unveil the origins of materials or relevant formulas. They have the ability to share learning both in the classroom and beyond in the extended online anywhere/anytime universe.  In this session, learn interactive projects and assessments that expand student knowledge with apps, QR codes, media sites, and more. Learn how free resources, media libraries, and the web can work mobile. iPad and mobiles will be used but applies to other platforms. 


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avatar for Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson

Sen Director, Global Learning Initiatives, Discovery Education
Hall Davidson began teaching in 1971. He taught middle and high school English, mathematics, Spanish, and bilingual mathematics. Davidson has been on two college faculties teaching technology for teacher credential candidates. He left the classroom to teach math on television in Los Angeles on an Emmy-winning program and spent 20 years at Los Angeles area PBS stations teaching, leading staff development, championing content creation by students... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
344

9:00am

Reading in an iPad, Transmedia Universe

Toto, we’re not in Kansas anymore… the line between fiction and nonfiction is blurring and the definition of a book has changed. The knowledge, skills, attitudes, and dispositions needed to succeed as a reader and a learner are evolving. Spend an hour in this transmedia universe.



Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
336

9:00am

To Friend or Not To Friend: A Guide for Teachers Using Social and Educational Networking Sites

Should you friend your students on your Facebook page? Will keeping a blog cost you your job? What expectations should you have of your students who discuss issues on your class Ning? Learn some practical guidelines for using both social and educational networking tools that will both improve your teaching and prevent possible problems with your administration.


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avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
321

9:00am

MEEC Can Help!

The Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium (MEEC) negotiates hardware, software and service contracts on behalf of its member institutions. MEEC also offers free to its members web and in-person seminars hosted by MEEC vendors and an annual Member Conference. Learn how MEEC can help you.


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Friday April 20, 2012 9:00am - 9:45am
320

10:00am

Keynote - General Session - Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch is a Research Professor of Education at New York University, a historian of education and a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.  She holds a doctorate in history of education from Columbia University and many honorary degrees.


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Friday April 20, 2012 10:00am - 11:15am
309

10:45am

Pre-ordered Box Lunch Pick-Up with Ticket

If you did not pre-order a lunch, you may purchase something to at the Centerplate Market Fresh Cafe that is across from Room 310.  

Portable Concessions are on the west side of the building at Sharp Street and the Pratt Lobby, 11:00 - 3:00 daily.



Friday April 20, 2012 10:45am - 12:30pm
345

11:45am

1:1 Initiative Framework - Building a Personalized Learning Environment

Pearson is improving wide-scale mobile computing initiatives – with a focus on 1:1 education solutions across school systems– to better prepare students for college and careers and global competitiveness while providing teachers with support for successful implementation. This presentation will highlight these initiatives and how mobile computing can be used in the classroom.  The discussion will also include potential use and current limitations with respect to assessment.


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Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
340

11:45am

Beyond the Textbook: Discovery Education Techbook

Experience the Future of Digital Textbooks TODAY! Built from the ground up to address state and Core Standards, Discovery Education SCIENCE TECHBOOK is the new primary instructional resource for elementary and middle schools. Dynamic, interactive resources support the 5E Model of Instruction and capture digitally native students’ attention. Discover what learning can look like with Discovery Education SCIENCE TECHBOOK.



Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
344

11:45am

Digital Storytelling

Tired of storing and displaying poster projects? Consider Digital Storytelling – an electronic collection of pictures, narration, music and stories.  Students are more likely to put energy into a product that will be viewed by a larger audience. Create a digital portfolio of your students' work.  I will be demonstrating Photo Story for PC users as well as iPhoto and iMovie for MAC users


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Karin Radhe

Howard County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
330

11:45am

Explore, Learn, and Play with MPT and PBS KIDS Lab

Mobile apps, 3D games, video content, websites and whiteboard resources -- and PBS KIDS LAB has it all for free. Join us and discover a range of digital media tools to help children ages 2-8 learn math and literacy skills as they engage with their favorite PBS characters.  Learn about these amazing tools for both in and out of school learning using a new transmedia approach. 


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Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
341

11:45am

iPad/iPhone Apps - My App's Better Than Your App!!

Share your best apps on the iPad or iPhone. Find out what other teachers are using. Get hands-on help. Get your questions answered. Learn new uses, secrets, and ideas - and share yours. This will not be a lecture. Come to share.


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avatar for Cyril Pruszko

Cyril Pruszko

Tech Ed/Comp Sci Teacher, Eleanor Roosevelt H.S.
I was a science teacher drafted to build back up our computer science courses. Starting with 2 classes of 12 students each, we now have the two most popular courses in the school. Over 300+ students signed up this year to take either "Intro to Computing" or "AP Computer Science". We have a large, active Computer Science Club and 3 Cybersecurity teams that compete nationally. | The key was a combination of the languages and interesting, fun... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
323

11:45am

Oh K-1-2-3- GO! Take the Leap! Integrate E-Reader/Tablets into K-3 Classroom

Discover e-reader/tablet impact on reading skills, content area instruction and student/teacher technology literacy, while supporting UDL.Learn your 1, 2, 3's. Walk away with:
 1-Research to convince your principal, teachers & parents
 2-Elements for an effective implementation plan: picking the right device, strategies for professional development, planning
 3-NOW for the best part: e-book, app and website resources, classroom/ device management tricks, K-1 lesson plans.  Device:Nook Color


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Kitty Shadman

Archdiocese of Washington


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
324

11:45am

Screencasting: Capturing voice, screen, mouse clicks

Participants learn how to use a web-based tool to capture audio, mouse clicks, and the computer screen to create an interactive lesson. Learners can watch the screencast for review of concepts, homework, or any other task. Additionally, participants will learn how to create a class channel to organize the screencasts. To get the most from this session, participants should bring a wi-fi enabled computer. 


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Diallo Sessoms

Elementary Education Director, SALISBURY UNIVERSITY
I am an assistant professor at Salisbury University and I serve as the director of elementary education. In addition to administrative duties, I am responsible for teaching technology integration courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
318

11:45am

Teaching Using Engaging Game Ideas

Be prepared to learn how to create and utilize existing games to enhance the student learning experience.  Once the games have been practiced whole group, you will learn how to transform them into an independent center for students to use. The games can be used for all content areas and have been student tested. This presentation is intended for SmartBoard users.


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avatar for Rachel Csanadi-Schwartz

Rachel Csanadi-Schwartz

First Grade Teacher, Adjunct Professor, Calvert County Public Schools/SMART
Calvert County Public SchoolsFor the last 15 years, I have taught kindergarten and first grade for Calvert County Public Schools in Maryland. I also am a Mentor Teacher and Technology Professional Development Trainer. During my free time, I work as an Adjunct Professor for Towson Universities, Master in Education program. In addition, I contract for the Maryland State Department of Education to Validate Early Childhood programs around the... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
339

11:45am

The All-New iTunes U

Come see the new iTunes U where educators from Universities, Colleges, and K-12 Schools have everything they need to create and share complete courses.


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Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
338

11:45am

Using Skype in Kindergarten to Develop Creative Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Cultural Awareness

This session will share how a kindergarten class in Maryland and a kindergarten class in Hawai'i collaborated to rewrite Jan Brett’s classic book, The Mitten, to reflect the uniqueness of their states.  See how the Mitten was adapted for Maryland and Hawai'i.  The writing and collaboration process as well as relevant artifacts, and the story, will be shared during this session.  


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avatar for Douglas Elmendorf

Douglas Elmendorf

Principal, Hillcrest Elementary School
Doug is the Principal at Hillcrest Elementary School in Baltimore County and is a part-time lecturer at Johns Hopkins University.
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Shannan Harzarik

Baltimore County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
347

11:45am

SESSION CANCELLED - Professional Learning Into the 21st. Century

SESSION CANCELLED - DUPLICATED AT 1:15 - 2:00 IN ROOM 319.  The presentation will focus upon the 7 national Professional Learning Standards adopted by Learning Forward (National Staff Development Council).  The standards drawn from research and based on practice, describes a set of expectations for effective professional learning to ensure equity and excellence. The standards will serve as indicators that guide learning, facilitation, implementation, and evaluation of system, school, and individual development.


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William Piercy

Learning Forward Maryland
Carroll County Public Schools, retired Staff Development supervisor


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
319

11:45am

Beyond the Projector: Strategies to Support Interactive Whiteboard Integration

Interactive Whiteboards (IWB) are among the most widely-used technology tools, yet a common challenge is integrating them into instruction. Teachers need more than "how to" training to use these powerful tools to engage students and enhance the quality of learning. In this session, Kendra Grant, an expert in Learning Design with over 25 years of PD experience in Ed Tech will offer practical strategies for effectively preparing teachers to use IWB's to meet the needs of all learners.


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Kendra Grant

Sublime Learning


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
348

11:45am

Preparing STEM Students: Technology Education and Gateway to Technology

Through RTTT, the Division of Career and College Readiness is working to improve course offerings which prepare students for STEM careers. MSDE is working with ITEEA to expand the content in the Foundations of Technology (FoT) model course guide to provide teachers with an online, resource rich curriculum guide. MSDE is working with PLTW to expand the highly successful Gateway To Technology (GTT) program in low performing schools. 


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Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
326

11:45am

Using Bookrooms and Informational Texts to get to the CORE of the STANDARDS

There is a strong, growing emphasis on students' ability to read and comprehend informational texts, and increasing text complexity in a variety of genres. This workshop demonstrates how Bookrooms with their wide range of leveled, complex texts and genres address the Common Core Standards initiative. Highlighted is the use of informational texts with strategies that enhance their use. Participants will receive a "core" of texts that align with the Common Core Standards.


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Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
342

11:45am

Why does my Elementary Student Need to Know about Maryland's New CyberSecurity Jobs

Hear about the great job opportunities that the diverse field of cybersecurity offers every student. Learn how experiences provided to young students can put them on the track towards STEM careers including cybersecurity jobs. Receive resources that offer students hands-on experience with cybersecurity jobs that link to your standard curriculum. Prepare students for Maryland's new CTE track in cybersecurity developed for CyberWatch by Educational Technology Policy, Research, and Outreach.


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Davina Pruitt Mentle

Davina Pruitt-Mentle serves as Director for Educational Technology Policy, Research and Outreach (ETPRO), within the College of Education at the University of Maryland.   


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
335

11:45am

Changed but Still Critical: Brick and Mortar School Libraries in the Digital Age

Today’s reality is that readers and information seekers are having increasingly less need to visit a physical library to meet their basic information needs. Digital information sources, readily accessed from classroom, home or mobile computing devices, are the choice of many learners and teachers. The “Net Generation” student increasingly prefers the visual and the virtual rather than the printed text. Why, many educators are asking, does a school need a physical library when seemingly all resources can be obtained using an inexpensive netbook and a wireless network connection? How can these large physical spaces in our schools be re-purposed for greater educational impact? 


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avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
321

11:45am

Creating and Collecting Digital Work

Gone are the days when students complete a paper worksheet and then turn it in in the wire box on the teachers desk. In today’s world, students are creating digital projects using a variety of tools on computers and mobile devices. In this session, Tammy will demonstrate her favorite apps and tools for students, and then will share a simple solution  that will allow the teacher to collect and organize the students' creations.


Speaker
avatar for Tammy Worcester Tang

Tammy Worcester Tang

Distinguished Educator, Author and Presenter, ESSDACK
Tammy Worcester Tang has over twenty-five years of educational experience. She began her career in the classroom, teaching nearly every grade from kindergarten through middle school. Currently, Tammy works for ESSDACK, an educational service center in Kansas, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration. Tammy is extremely innovative and resourceful and specializes in... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
349

11:45am

Transmedia Time: Synergy through Digital Storytelling, Social Technology, Multimedia and Gaming

Discover practical ways educators can build technology-rich, fluid environments for learning using existing online content, resources, and tools. Create compelling, cohesive and convincing experiences that motivate students and address key subject area standards and 21st century skills. By matching realistic content and meaningful contexts with multi-platform communication, teachers can use technology to transform classroom assignments and assessments. Explore tons of examples you can use in your classroom today!



Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
336

11:45am

IPods & Inquiry -- Real Answers to real Questions in Real Time

Participants will examine ways to incorporate technology to expand the use of authentic student based, as well as curricular-based inquiry, in their classrooms. Connections will be made with 21st Century Learning, the Common Core Standards, and Metacognition Instruction.


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Harry C. Walker

Tired of talking about transforming education? As the Nike ad says, "Just do it!" If not you, then who? My session will focus on leadership issues related to implementing Mobile 1-to-1 programs in schools. We'll talk about IPods & IPads & Inquiry, BYOT and Policies and Roadblocks, Apps & my Evaluation Rubric for Apps, Promising Programs, and Future Trends. Check out my blog: http://iteachthererforeipod.blogspot.com  ... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
325

11:45am

Just Say Know, Internet Safety for Educators

Do you know safety, security, and ethical considerations you should employ now that technology has enabled us to move beyond our classroom walls? This session will provide information so you can strategically plan for responsible technology use in your instructional setting and resources to learn about addressing potential concerns lurking in our digital world. Content shared in this session is from the new 3 credit CPD (11-16-06) Just Say Know, Internet Safety for Educators. 


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avatar for Linda Sweeting

Linda Sweeting

Presentation resources: http://tinyurl.com/KnowCPD2012


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
320

11:45am

Magically Motivate Kids with Mimio

Participants will be introduced to and interact with Mimio interactive software.  Examples of content-based interactive activities will be shared.


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Nancy Reed

Supervisor, Baltimore County Public Schools
Baltimore County Public Schools Nancy Reed is a supervisor in the Office of Elementary English Language Arts for Baltimore County Public Schools. She holds a B.S. from Towson University in Early Childhood Education and a M.S. in Instructional Technology, also from Towson University. Prior to her current position, Nancy was a resource teacher in the Department of Digital Learning (formally the Office of Instructional Technology), a technology... Read More →
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Pat Ruchlewicz

Baltimore County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:30pm
334

12:45pm

Keynote - General Session - Jack Berckemeyer

Jack Berckemeyer is a nationally recognized presenter, author and humorist and is currently the Director of Professional Development for Incentive Publications. He began his career as a middle school teacher in Denver, Colorado. After two years of teaching he was named outstanding educator at his school, and shortly thereafter he was identified as one of the outstanding educators in his district. In 2003, he received the Outstanding Alumni Award from the Falcon School District.


Friday April 20, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm
314

12:45pm

Keynote - General Session - Michelle Shearer

Michelle Shearer began her notable career in education fourteen years ago in Maryland. From 1997-2002, she taught all levels of chemistry and started the Advanced Placement Chemistry and American Sign Language programs at Urbana High School in Frederick, Maryland. From there Michelle took her talents, knowledge and enthusiasm to the Maryland School for the Deaf teaching chemistry and mathematics from 2002-2006. Since her return to Urbana High School in 2006, enrollment in AP chemistry has increased eight-fold.  She leads a high energy classroom environment in which students of all abilities and needs can succeed in learning advanced science and mathematics. 



Friday April 20, 2012 12:45pm - 2:00pm
309

1:15pm

Creating a Dynamic PBIS Program in All Schools

PBIS has shown to be an effective way to reduce disciplinary referrals and improve the overall climate of a school. Brad Engel from the Queen Anne's County School system shares his success at both implementing programs at all levels and sustaining that success. In this presentation he will show how to increase staff-buy in, improve student behavior and develop relationships with families that will make a positive difference in your school and your school system.


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avatar for Brad Engel

Brad Engel

Supervisor of Student Services, Queen Anne's County Public Schools
Queen Anne’s County Steps up Its Anti-Bullying Efforts | For Supervisor of Student Services Brad Engel bullying is a personal issue. During his teen years he was a | target of bullying and as a father; he has seen his own son go through the same thing. “I can tell you that | there are a lot of parents all across the country who have hadmany a sleepless night worrying about | their children becoming targets of bullying. It is one of... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
345

1:15pm

Bringing the Classroom to Life Using 3D

Science and Math 3D simulations will be reviewed as participants view the presentation in 3D with shutter glasses. Examples of use in a 7th grade middle school classroom will be provided. 


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Ira Stancil

Anne Arundel County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
326

1:15pm

CyberSTEM from Kindergarten to High School: Models that Promote Interest and Enthusiasm in STEM  and Cybersecurity Fields

Hear about free and open source software being used in Maryland schools that promote interest in STEM and cybersecurity fields. Develop an understanding about what research says about reaching underserved populations. Hear about opportunities for you and your students to explore STEM careers. Receive resources that will allow you to integrate hands-on CyberSTEM into your teaching. Speaker will highlight 10 years of successful work in the CyberSTEM through her work with Educational Technology Policy, Research, and Outreach and CyberWatch.  


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Michael Mosier

Howard County Public Schools
avatar for Lisa Wenzel

Lisa Wenzel

K-5 Technology Teacher, HCPSS
Howard County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
335

1:15pm

Effective Co-Teaching

We will be discussing effective ways to manage a classroom with multiple adults using creative strategies to engage all students with the teachers in the room.  We will be reviewing the planning process, organization, and communication needed for effective co-teaching.  We will be reviewing the importance of establishing mangagement systems and exchanging roles so all students build relationships with the adults in the classroom.  


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Addi Lucas

Montgomery County Public Schools
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Tara Strain

Montgomery County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
348

1:15pm

Reaching A High Score: Increased student achievement through gaming.

We tend to see games as things to do when relaxing, yet they are designed to keep players engaged.  I've modified my curriculum to turn it into a game, complete with points, levels, and extra lives.  Come see the how and why of my successful shift in teaching strategies.


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Aaron Smith

Prince George's County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
324

1:15pm

Studio Makeover: Changing the Dynamic of a TV Studio

We have completely turned over the purpose and production of our TV Studio. From social networking including twitter to bringing a collaborative environment with Google apps, we have extended the reach of of multimedia studios. There is also a mobile unit that broadcasts sporting events and district events such as the musical, graduation and more. Students are immersed in all aspects of the production including advertising, broadcast rights, content creation, consulting and technical expertise.


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Ben Smith

Red Lion School District, PA.


Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
325

1:15pm

The George Washington's Teachers' Institute

Would you enjoy spending a week in the summer at Mount Vernon with teachers from around the country?  Come learn about this amazing opportunity! Also explore the world of Washington & other military leaders during the American Revolution by analyzing primary source images.  Participants will receive a lesson plan that integrates social studies with technology & a variety of sources to obtain additional lessons.   


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avatar for Harry Hanna

Harry Hanna

Frederick County Public Schools | Hood College | | “We can no longer afford to educate today’s students for tomorrow’s world with yesterday’s tools” –John Chaplin | | I am passionate about my faith, my family, my friends, and food (the 4 Fs?). | | Occupations: | Frederick County Public Schools - Teacher Specialist for Elementary Social Studies: Passionate about connecting teachers and students to history, geography... Read More →
avatar for Carol Thornton

Carol Thornton

School Librarian, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Recently participated in the Teaching American History Grant program through UMBC. The elementary group created an e-book "Children's Lives at Colonial London Town" Have also attended several history workshops during the summers including the "George Washington's Teachers Institute" at Mount Vernon and "James Madison and the War of 1812" at Montpelier. Besides history I love running, biking, and yoga. Will be running the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
320

1:15pm

The Role of School: Libraries in Serving Learners with Disabilities

School librarians confront unique challenges serving students with disabilities, especially in providing optimal conditions for access, teaching and learning. Best practices and challenges in providing access to collections,  assistive and educational technologies, and facilities from four school libraries serving special needs learners in Maryland will be shared.


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Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
334

1:15pm

The Teacher's iPad - Managing Classes with Your iPad

Learn how to use your iPad to manage your classes and for teaching. Use it for seating charts, grading, student info, as a whiteboard, document scanner, recording your classes, instant feedback and more. Review of the best apps for teaching. See how one teacher uses it in the classroom. 


Speaker
avatar for Cyril Pruszko

Cyril Pruszko

Tech Ed/Comp Sci Teacher, Eleanor Roosevelt H.S.
I was a science teacher drafted to build back up our computer science courses. Starting with 2 classes of 12 students each, we now have the two most popular courses in the school. Over 300+ students signed up this year to take either "Intro to Computing" or "AP Computer Science". We have a large, active Computer Science Club and 3 Cybersecurity teams that compete nationally. | The key was a combination of the languages and interesting, fun... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
323

1:15pm

Trans-disciplinary Unit Instruction and Development

Please join Learning.com to learn how to easily create trans-disciplinary units for engaging instruction.  You will learn more about instruction focusing on a central theme or "problem" (such as STEM) and how to engage students using 21st teaching and learning skills.  Ensure that the standards are being met and share instructional ideas with other teachers.


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Sue Lyons

Learning.com
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Kathy Scott

Territory Manager, Learning.com
Position at Company ABC.


Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
347

1:15pm

Transmedia Storytelling: Connecting Content and Learners

Have you heard of transmedia storytelling?  Are you currently using it with students?  Stop by to learn and share about transmedia storytelling.    Engage students in a process of reading and writing stories that will have a powerful impact in your classroom or school!  Transmedia storytelling uses multiple platforms to develop a narrative.  Discover helpful tips and resources to implement an exciting and authentic learning experience for learners of all ages.


Speaker
avatar for Cristina Runkles

Cristina Runkles

Teacher Specialist for Instructional Technology, Frederick County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
330

1:15pm

iPad: An Evaluation Tool

Using the iPad as an evaluation tool will be discussed. Combined with an app, the iPad can be used to document and record specific aspects of the teaching process during observations. Using apps such as Evernote, multiple forms of data can be captured including audio and notes. Field experiences using the iPad for observation will be examined. Google forms will be discussed as a way to create evaluation instruments for real time data collection.


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Diallo Sessoms

Elementary Education Director, SALISBURY UNIVERSITY
I am an assistant professor at Salisbury University and I serve as the director of elementary education. In addition to administrative duties, I am responsible for teaching technology integration courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
318

1:15pm

Using Video to Promote Collaboration and Communication

Video tools such as Flipcams are now readily available to many teachers. This session will focus on simple, effective ways to use these tools to promote communication and collaboration in the classroom and assess student learning. If you are a newcomer to using video tools, this session will provide you with the basics you need to get started.  If you are an old pro with a Flipcam, you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge with new approaches to instruction using this technology.   


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avatar for Tricia Stokes

Tricia Stokes

Innovative Learning Projects, BCPS
Baltimore County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
346

1:15pm

Using Virtual Manipulatives with English Language Learners

Virtual manipulatives are a growing resource on the world wide web. Educators need to know why they are important and which features are helpful for instruction. In addition, ELLs are the fastest growing student population  With this in mind, educators need to be prepared to tailor instruction to their needs. Virtual manipulatives have unique features than their traditional concrete counterparts. These features have the potential to scaffold student knowledge and provide opportunities for students to demonstrate understanding without having to rely heavily on language. Over the course of three weeks, fifth grade English Language Learners used virtual manipulative technology and inquiry-based student guides to develop understanding of fractions of a set. The goal was to improve students’ ability to identify fractions of a set, illustrate fractions of a set and represent equivalent fractions. The virtual manipulatives showed significant impact in several aspects of student learning. ELLs performed better on open-ended questions than selected response. Come hear about lessons learned. 


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Tanaga Rodgers

Prince George's County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
333

1:15pm

Graphic Inquiry: Dynamic Differentiation and Digital Age Learning

Learn to differentiate with technology-enhanced graphic tools and resources. Build authentic learning environments through object- and place-based inquiries. Illuminate projects and nurture digital citizens.



Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
336

1:15pm

Professional Development Does Not = Professional Learning: How to Use the Revised National Professional Learning Standards for School Improvement Planning

Participants will be introduced to and unwrap the 7 Learning Forward Standards that outline and describe the characteristics of effective professional learning. The seven new standards focus attention of educator learning that drives successful student learning. When school systems, schools, and education leaders organize professional learning with the standards, and when educators engage in professional learning empowered by the standards, students learn.   


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William Piercy

Learning Forward Maryland
Carroll County Public Schools, retired Staff Development supervisor


Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
319

1:15pm

The Collective Brain: DEN Star Showcase

Are you looking to challenge your students with rigorous, multi-media rich learning experiences?  Do you take creative challenges in your classroom and encourage your students to become content creators?  Leverage the power of community and learn effective ways to engage and inspire your students in an informal sharing session with STAR Discovery Educators as they share exemplar projects and highlight techniques and strategies for engaging the 21st century learner. You'll leave the session with a ton of new ideas, tools and resources to start using tomorrow in your classroom. After sharing with the STARS, you’ll be inspired to apply for your celeb-status in the Discovery Educator Network! 



Friday April 20, 2012 1:15pm - 2:00pm
344

2:15pm

Let Our Fingers Do The Surfing

Don't have time to Google? Come surf with us without getting wet. This session offers educators of all levels the ability to enhance their curriculum with current Internet and Web 2.0 resources that connect lessons with educational standards. Teachers will walk away with a multitude of resources that will motivate and enhance student learning and productivity. This session will assist teachers with improving academic skills, planning, instructional strategies, and collaborating with others.


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Saralee Bernstein

Baltimore City Public Schools
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Marcia Bornfriend

Baltimore City Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
324

2:15pm

Top Ten Things you Should Know about Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity in your Classroom

If you think tech support and internet filters have your classroom protected, think again. This presentation will explain the top 10 threats to your reputation, your data and the school’s network. Hear recommendations to better protect yourself and the school’s resources. Receive resources to help build awareness of C3 in your school.  Based on presentations from ETPRO’s  10th annual Cyberethics, Cybersafety, and Cybersecurity Conference.


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Davina Pruitt Mentle

Davina Pruitt-Mentle serves as Director for Educational Technology Policy, Research and Outreach (ETPRO), within the College of Education at the University of Maryland.   
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Portia Pusey

EdTechPolicy


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
335

2:15pm

Classrooms in the Cloud: Laptops, Google, and Transmedia Learning

With increased access to laptops, netbooks, and iPads, educators are building classrooms in the cloud. With anywhere - anytime access to learning materials, students and their teachers are able to communicate, cooperate, and collaborate without the barriers of classroom walls, paper textbooks, and traditional assignments. Tools such as Google Docs and Apps allow educators to design assignments and assessments that incorporate online books and resources, images, audio, video, and gadgets. Traditional paper and pencil activities are enhanced when students can easily collaborate, manipulate images, and build multimedia projects. Students working in these transmedia environments move seamlessly from books to social networks to online tools for reading, writing, and calculating. This workshop was designed to demonstrate the potential of this new way of thinking about teaching, learning, and technology.



Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
336

2:15pm

Creating Engaging Lessons with Web 2.0 Tools

Participants will become familiar with the various tools and functions of software to develop lessons pertinent to their curriculum delivery. They will also learn how to  use previously developed lessons as templates and create their own templates for skill development, practice and application of identified skills.


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Steve Slifka

PolyVision


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
341

2:15pm

Digital Conversion or 1:1 Learning

Pearson 1:1 Learning is a single resource for all the elements districts need to make 1:1 learning work whether they are just beginning or already established—a vast library of digitally-enabled content, the instructional improvement system, professional development, project management, and even help with hardware and network infrastructure. Successful 1:1 implementations require coordinating numerous components over several years and a process to achieve improved effectiveness and efficiencies. Only Pearson offers the comprehensive approach that research shows is necessary for schools to achieve the right return on their investment. By integrating our portfolio of offerings and expertise, Pearson 1:1 Learning can help educators get results from their 1:1 initiatives—whether they are starting from scratch, in the midst of implementation, or seeking to expand and refine their existing 1:1 program.  Based on research and best practices, Pearson's 1:1 Learning Framework has been developed for school districts planning to implement wide-scale mobile computing initiatives to provide dynamic learning experiences that successfully prepare K–12 students for college and careers and most of all—the world.


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Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
340

2:15pm

Do They Know It? Make Them Show It!

During this session, you will learn how to put the power of learning at the fingertips of your students through Discovery Education’s Student Center. In this interactive, hands-on session, you will explore how educators can use Discovery Education’s media, interactive builder tools, and more to reach different learners while fostering the creating mind.  


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avatar for Max Brooks

Max Brooks

Discovery
Max is a life-long learner/sharer who pulls inspiration from all things 'techucational'…like robotics, making movies, and proving what learners know with eportfolios. His roots as a classroom educator, department coordinator, and technology facilitator in Washington, DC assist him in working with schools and districts to support their teaching and learning initiatives. The “print-to-digital” transition is full of challenging... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
344

2:15pm

E-Books, E-Gads! Promises, Pitfalls and Practicalities

This presentation explores "state of the art" e-publications and e-reading devices and applications, the advantages and disadvantages of books in digital formats, and offers important criteria to consider when providing e-book offerings in school libraries. The workshop expands this presentation by exploring ways technology tools to promote and enrich independent reading.


Speaker
avatar for Doug Johnson

Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
321

2:15pm

Engaging and Educating Young Minds with STEM

View artifacts that demonstrate how even our youngest students can be engaged in STEM activities. Projects include: LEGO robotics, GPS units for Geocaching, and digital microscopes for exploring the unseen world.


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Kris Hanks

Anne Arundel County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Poster Gallery 2-A

2:15pm

GOT TECH? USE IT!

Come see and learn how fourth graders use technology in the classroom. Students develop: digital stories, graphic organizers using Inspiration, Comic Life, respond to, and have discussions on the class blog. Move away from the didactic and enter the 21st Century.


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Daniel Davis

Server, 219 West
give me the cards, mr. dealer


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Poster Gallery 2-C

2:15pm

GOT TECH? USE IT!

Come see and learn how fourth graders use technology in the classroom. Students develop: digital stories, graphic organizers using Inspiration, Comic Life, respond to, and have discussions on the class blog. Move away from the didactic and enter the 21st Century.

 


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Daniel Davis

Server, 219 West
give me the cards, mr. dealer


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Poster Gallery 2-C

2:15pm

Illuminating Resources for Common Core Mathematics

Illuminations (http://illuminations.nctm.org) has new, improved resources that support the content standards and mathematical practices of the Common Core. Join us to see how Illumination's free resources will enhance your ability to engage and empower your learners, while deepening their understanding and appreciation for mathematics.


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Jonathan Wray

Howard County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
330

2:15pm

Integrating Technology in Personal Finance Education

Student technology skills and personal financial knowledge are two areas both areas of great need, and fortunately, go hand in hand!   Come learn how we have integrated technology skills into our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade finance program, and see how you could apply these concepts into your own program.


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avatar for Alex Wolf

Alex Wolf

Facilitator, Office of Digital Learning
Expanding tech in instruction! Loving the potential of tablets, especially in a 1-1 setting.


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
346

2:15pm

Lights, Learning, Action

There are many myths to digital storytelling. Many educators believe that digital storytelling is too time consuming, but there are ways to fit these projects into a jammed curriculum. This session covers activities that will  be great opportunities for students to explain any concept. 


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avatar for Selena Ward

Selena Ward

Arts Program Coordinator, Edward M. Felegy ES
Things I am passionate about: 1. Helping students be creative. 2. Working/Discussing/Sharing with other passionate educators 3. Gamification in the classroom 4. Being a part of MSET and ISTE 5. Anything made by Apple.


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
320

2:15pm

Oranges to Apples - New to Macs?

New to Macs? (or want to get more out of your Mac?)  Learn how to make the transition from PC to Mac. What translates and what doesn't. Then learn the new features that make the Macs unique. Presented from a teacher's point of view with suggestions for better using it to plan, teach and work.  


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avatar for Cyril Pruszko

Cyril Pruszko

Tech Ed/Comp Sci Teacher, Eleanor Roosevelt H.S.
I was a science teacher drafted to build back up our computer science courses. Starting with 2 classes of 12 students each, we now have the two most popular courses in the school. Over 300+ students signed up this year to take either "Intro to Computing" or "AP Computer Science". We have a large, active Computer Science Club and 3 Cybersecurity teams that compete nationally. | The key was a combination of the languages and interesting, fun... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
323

2:15pm

Problem Based Learning through Product Cards

Come see how problem based learning can be differentiated and individualized through the use of product cards and technology.

 


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Daniel Davis

Server, 219 West
give me the cards, mr. dealer


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Poster Gallery 2-B

2:15pm

2:15pm

SMART for Administrators - Getting ROI on Your Investment

This session will cover how Administrators can get better return on investment on their SMART products through training and the use of rubrics designed to provide the ability to look for and create PD sessions around the effective integration of content, best practices and technology around the SMART Board and SMART Notebook for their staff.


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Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
339

2:15pm

Strategies for Using LEGO Based Tools

Got LEGO materials? Don't know quite what to do with them to promote STEM? Strategies will be shared on implementing LEGO-based classroom activities ranging from exploring simple machines to the privateer effort during the War of 1812...  Maryland (Fell's Point) history, with a little STEM thrown in. Many hands-on opportunities, or not - your choice.


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Chuck Trautwein

Garrett County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
345

2:15pm

Animation and Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum

Animation and digital storytelling are engaging means of integrating technology into the classroom curriculum. Participants will become familiar with the elements of effective digital storytelling and animation techniques, as well as explore sample projects that help improve student's reading and writing skills, improve math, social studies, and science learning. Frames 5 – the newest version of Tech4Learning’s animation software will be showcased. 


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avatar for Tech4Learning

Tech4Learning

Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Scott is a former elementary and middle school teacher as well as a district-level integration specialist. He has extensive professional development experience with K-12 educators, administrators, and curriculum personnel. He is former adjunct faculty member of Towson University and is the co-author of four Real World of Math integration books. He joined the Tech4Learning team in August 2007 as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager. This job provides... Read More →
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Amy Bolvari

Tech4Learning


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
342

2:15pm

Apple's Bento App: Fun with Databases

Learn how students and teachers can create and utilize simple databases in a wide variety of curriculum areas. This interactive hands on session will cover the essentials of how to create, sort and search databases by using a standard deck of playing cards and an iPod Touch.  Examples of lesson plans which integrate databases will also be shared.


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avatar for Dave Watnee

Dave Watnee

I believe learning to integrate technology can be FUN and RELEVANT. Bento, iMovie, StopMotion Recorder, and Audiolio are a few of the apps I use to create multimedia on my mobile devices. I am a former middle school teacher, high school teacher, and instructional technology specialist with Fairfax County Public Schools (VA). Recently I launched Multimedia Avenue (www.mmave.com) to coach teachers and students who want to use an iPod Touch, iPhone... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
326

2:15pm

Using Edmodo and VoiceThread to Communicate and Collaborate

Ms. Bardoff's third graders have used Edmodo and VoiceThread this year to communicate and collaborate with other third graders. See some of the ways they used it in support of these 21st Century skills.


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Shelbi Baradoff

Baltimore County Public Schools
avatar for Ben Wagner

Ben Wagner

Resource Teacher, Baltimore County Public Schools
Baltimore County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
348

2:15pm

Who's Doing the Thinking and Talking in Your Classroom?

This session addresses the challenges of teaching reading comprehension and building a caring community in grades K-8.  Participants will experience and examine lessons that incorporate fiction and expository texts to promote students' ability to comprehend text while exposing them to the joys of reading and leave with strategies they can implement the next day in their classrooms.


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Darlene Herbet

Developmental Studies Center


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
347

2:15pm

Highlight - Special Presentation #2

This is a special concurrent session presentation by our Keynote Speaker.


Speaker

Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
318

2:15pm

Highlight - Special Presentation #4

This is a special concurrent session presented by our Keynote Speaker.


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Jack Berckemeyer

Director of Professional Development Incentive Publications


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
319

2:15pm

Leadership Styles in Implementing Instructional Technology

The school principal is the key factor affecting the successful integration of technology. The purpose of the study was to examine leadership styles regarding the implementation of instructional technology. The premise guiding the study was the role of twenty-first century instructional leaders as change agents who ensure the successful integration of technology across the curriculum. A qualitative comparative multiple-case study was comprised of six elementary principals. A case study design was conducted to examine the leadership perspectives of six principals that support technology for learning. In addition, the researcher attempted to identify areas in which technology has been integrated to maximize learning. Further, the study probed leadership practices in six cases across three types of settings: Blue Ribbon/Title I/schools attaining AYP.  The results underscored the need for professional development to guide principals in the integration of technology and several characteristics identified.


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Toni Carr

Principal, Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Co-presenter Tracy Prater | Co-presenter Stephanie Kelly | Co-presenter JoAnn Shields


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
333

2:15pm

Digital Portfolios Made Easy

Have you thought about implementing digital portfolios, but weren't sure what tools and procedures to use? In this session, you'll discover how a couple of simple "tricks" can turn a Google Blog into the perfect interface for a digital portfolio.


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avatar for Tammy Worcester Tang

Tammy Worcester Tang

Distinguished Educator, Author and Presenter, ESSDACK
Tammy Worcester Tang has over twenty-five years of educational experience. She began her career in the classroom, teaching nearly every grade from kindergarten through middle school. Currently, Tammy works for ESSDACK, an educational service center in Kansas, as an Instructional Technology Specialist, providing staff development and training in the area of technology integration. Tammy is extremely innovative and resourceful and specializes in... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
349

2:15pm

Common Core Writing and Technology

Come and explore the connections with embedding technology tools to support the new common core writing framework!  Leave with practical ideas and resources to help support technology with writing in the elementary classroom. 


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Stephanie Milligan

Howard County Public Schools
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Julie Wray

Howard County Public Schools
Co-presenter Stephanie Milligan


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
334

2:15pm

Differentiating Leadership: Supporting Our School & Central Office Leaders

Leadership is requried across all levels of a school district. Evaluation frameworks for leaders often apply to both types of leaders, though their roles are quite different. Based on recent research examining school-based and central office leaders, this session will focus on ways to examine the differences in these two distinct leaders and ways in which you can provide differentiated expectations, support, and professional development to the leadership across the system. 


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Jeffrey Maher

St. Mary's County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 2:15pm - 3:00pm
325

3:15pm

Data Analysis:  Making Sense and USE of your Assessment Data               

Administrators, principals and teachers are gathering data and more data about student performance; from classroom quizzes and tests, to formative and benchmark assessments, along with norm-referenced tests and the MSA.  Now we are adding the Common Core Standards into this mix.  How can you make sense of all of this information and develop cohesive and effective analyses of your students performance?  This session will help you to walk through all of this data so that you can make informed instructional decisions about your students.



Friday April 20, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
335

3:15pm

Making the most out of what you've got...

Learn how to integrate today’s technologies in your instruction and curriculum.  See real-world examples of practical classroom integration using a range of technologies, including: tablets, interactive whiteboards, learner response systems, document cameras, sound systems, digital curriculum, netbooks, just-in-time professional development, and distance learning.



Friday April 20, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
348

3:15pm

rEVOLUTION How a 1 to 1 program changed the landscape of education in Talbot County

7 years ago a vision became a reality when Talbot County Public Schools started their 1 to 1 program.  Learn about how it began, what was needed to sustain the program in the early years, the independent evaluations by JHU CTE, and where we are today. 


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Joanne Laskowski

Talbot County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
324

3:15pm

Technology Support for Inquiry- Based Learning

This session will look at how educational technology can support students through inquiry-based learning. By understanding, planning, and guiding your students toward questions, technology will help them learn the required material. Participants will discuss best practices, incorporate technology into inquiry-based learning, and come away with various resources to use in the classroom.


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Bennett Weiss

CCS Presentation Systems


Friday April 20, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
339

3:15pm

Wait, wait...ANYONE can Use This?! Discover Free Resources from Discovery Education

Did you know that Discovery Education has a pool of free resources just in time for spring time and summer vacation? From lesson plans, virtual labs and explorations to professional development content, online games, and teacher-created resources, Discovery Education and our partners have a lot to make your classroom glow and in this session it’s all free!



Friday April 20, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
344

3:15pm

Xtra Normal Writing for the Common Core

In addressing the focus of writing in the Common Core, we will demonstrate the use of an exciting and motivating website "Xtra Normal" to increase student engagement in the writing process.  Xtra Normal allows you to use characters and dialogue to present your content in a movie format.  Examples of the program and the end product will be shared.  


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Amanda Wadsworth

Howard County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
334

3:15pm

K-12 Cybersecurity Education Programs

Many K-12 cybersecurity education programs, both formal and informal, are starting to surface to address the workforce need for cybersecurity professionals. Discussion has also surfaced stressing the critical need for K-12 cybersecurity content standards. But is there a real need, or are current STEM standards already in place sufficient? This discussion will cover a brief overview of two two national studies. One study identifies, develops, and arrives at consensus on the critical cybersecurity related competencies that should be acquired by first year/ initially certified secondary technology teachers to enable them to include selected cybersecurity content in their classrooms in alignment with ITEA Standards. The second study investigates what competencies related to cybersecurity faculty indicate should be developed by high school students in a K-12 technology education class, and if these identified cybersecurity-related competencies are already included in existing K-12 standards for science, technology, and/or mathematics?


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Davina Pruitt Mentle

Davina Pruitt-Mentle serves as Director for Educational Technology Policy, Research and Outreach (ETPRO), within the College of Education at the University of Maryland.   


Friday April 20, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
333

3:15pm

THIS SESSION IS CANCELLED - Technology Competencies All Educational Administrators Need

DUE TO A SCHEDULING CONFLICT THIS SESSION IS CANCELLED!

First we trained the students; then we trained the staff. Finally we are looking for ways to improve the technology skills of principals, superintendents, and directors. This presentation outlines a set of technology rubrics that can be used in developing a professional development plan for school leaders and suggests ways media and technology specialists can assist in the completion of this plan. No more pointy-haired bosses!


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Doug Johnson

Director of Media and Technology, Mankato Area Public Schools
Director of Media and Technology at Mankato Area Public Schools and world wide speaker on information Literacy and author of the Blue Skunk Blog | Doug Johnson has been the Director of Libraries and Technology for the Mankato (MN) Public Schools since 1991 and has served as an adjunct faculty member of Minnesota State University since 1990. His teaching experience has included work in grades K-12 both here and in Saudi Arabia. He is the author... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
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3:15pm

Building Effective Professional Learning Communities Districtwide

Develop an understanding of how to implement and support the growth of effective professional learning communities (PLCs) across a district as part of an overall reform strategy.  Recognize the characteristics of effective PLCs. 


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Starr, Joshua

Superintendent, Montgomery County Public Schools
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Thessin, Rebecca

The George Washington University


Friday April 20, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
318

3:15pm

Creating a Balanced Evaluation System

As one of 7 pilot districts and building on over a decade of success, St. Mary's County Public Schools is implementing a collaborative evaluation system using 4 domains of professional practice, and  piloting a 5th domain using student performance as a measure of teacher effectiveness. While this session does not provide every answer, participants will understand the process and the lessons learned in framing an evaluation system to meet the requirements of Race to the Top.


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Michael Martirano

Superintendent, St. Mary's County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
345

3:15pm

Transforming Professional Development through Social Learning

Remember when we doubted that email would ever take off?  Who would have time? Social learning is the next frontier for communication and exchange of ideas.  Join this session and learn about how PD can be an exchange between author experts and educators focused on 21st century learning.


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Jeff Colosima

CEO, President


Friday April 20, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
319

3:15pm

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Pilot: Engage-Support-Challenge

Results and resources from a year-long pilot project between social studies, special education and Universal Design for Learning(UDL) specialists to reach diverse learners in middle school.


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Gina Woodward

Montgomery County Public Schools


Friday April 20, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
326

3:15pm

Wii Math: Engaging Students through Gaming Technology

Explore the educational potential of the Nintendo Wii as a tool to support math instruction, allowing students to make real world connections with math concepts.


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Meghan Hearn

Library Media Specialist, Howard County Public School System
Howard County Public Schools
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Matthew Winner

Howard County Public Schools Matthew Winner is the 2012 MSET Educator Award Winner


Friday April 20, 2012 3:15pm - 4:00pm
320

4:00pm

Appy Hour

A time to share apps and tips about your favorite mobile devices. 

Register @  http://msetappyhour.eventbrite.com/

Sponsored by Clinton Learning.


Friday April 20, 2012 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Pratt Street Ale House Second Floor