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Wednesday, June 10
 

12:00pm

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Wednesday June 10, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Grand Ballroom Foyer

1:00pm

Opening
Speakers
avatar for Sara Martinez Crawford

Sara Martinez Crawford

Technology Project Director, AZK12
Sara Martinez Crawford, EdD is the Technology Project Director for the Arizona K12 Center where she oversees and conducts technology professional development, technology conferences, and their Lesson2Life and New Global Citizens programs. Prior to working at the Arizona K12 Center, she was a Professional Development and Standards Coordinator for Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA). Sara also worked in the Cartwright Elementary school... Read More →
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Kathy Wiebke

Dr. Kathy Wiebke

Executive Director, Arizona K12 Center
In 2005, Kathy Wiebke was brought on as the Executive Director to create a new vision and direction for the Arizona K12Center. Prior to joining the Center, she was the Deputy Associate Superintendent for Highly Qualified Professionals at the Arizona Department of Education, principal and classroom teacher. Kathy Wiebke earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts degree in... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Grand Ballroom

2:00pm

Blended Learning/Project Based Learning
The session will focus on what constitutes blended learning. I will focus on the past three years of integration of the program at Maricopa Wells Middle School. The session will use real data, products, and successes from the program and offer advice on how to integrate into one's school setting. In addition, the session will teach what is project based learning and some of the misconceptions surrounding what it is. I will use and offer real lessons that are project based and can be used in any type of classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Szoltysik

Joseph Szoltysik

Blended Learning Instructor, Maricopa Wells Middle School/Maricopa Unified School District
Joseph Szoltysik has been a secondary educator for eight years. He has a bachelor's degree in English and a master's in secondary instruction. Szoltysik teaches in a blended learning environment at Maricopa Wells Middle School, for the past three years. This program consists of 60 students that utilize personal technologies and project based learning strategies on a daily basis. | Szoltysik is dual certified and teaches middle school... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Aster

2:00pm

Don't Conform, Create!
This workshop will highlight creativity and designing instructional strategies around your learning targets. Recent classroom work samples will be shared from the Beaverton School District. Take some ideas back to your classroom that you can implement right away. If you only have one iPad, or a classroom set, this workshop will help you find and share resources to keep your lessons fresh. Walk away with the hands on knowledge of some apps that you can start integrating in your classroom immediately. Avoid the obstacles and put some fun back into the classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Jon Samuelson

Jon Samuelson

Innovation Strategist, Beaverton SD
Creator of the Techandia Radio Podcast Channel, Jon has been an educator for almost twenty years. Jon currently works as an Innovation Strategist for the Beaverton School District. Jon has presented and keynoted at conferences around the United States, sharing his love of mobile learning and educational technology. Jon constantly strives to learn and share ideas with educators. | | Tony Vincent has stated the following about @jonsamuelson... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Canyon III

2:00pm

Exploring Game Theory Through Simulation
Come ready to play! We will be doing a simulation that will have you experiencing game theory in action, give concrete ways to connect to history, and help you understand why gaming in education is necessary.

In order to facilitate this session please download the following free apps before attending: Seesaw, Show Me and Socrative Teacher. 

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Page Burdick

Katherine Page Burdick

Consultant, Page by Page, LLC
Education, interactive museums


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Murphey

2:00pm

Lego Kronkiwonki
Everyone loves Lego and has probably has some Lego. Bring a container of lego pieces ready to create and load up the Lego Movie maker app. Jenny will inspire you to use Lego in the classroom both in your math and literacy programs. Oh and have you seen a Kronkiwonki?

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Ashby

Jenny Ashby

teacher, Epsom PS
Jenny Ashby has over 30 years classroom experience. She has been an innovator in using technology in the classroom from wifi in 2000 to iPods and iPads. Jenny is willing to go where no one else has and try to do things differently to make a difference. She has participated in the DEECD State iPad trial and presents at State, National and Global Ed Conferences. Jenny is also the past President and a founding member of Slide2Learn. Learning and... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Verbena

2:00pm

Planning for Success
Planning for success! How do you intend to plan to use technology to support learning in your classroom? What are some ways you can jump in with 2 feet and begin planning for success? In this session you will walk away with a tried and true method of planning for technology integration and increased rigor in your classroom. Then you will learn several easy to use tools and processes that will increase rigor in your classroom, moving up the Blooms Taxonomy framework through the use of creative applications and a flexible mindset. Bring your own mobile device and be ready to engage in an invigorating session about teaching and learning!
iPad Applications: Educreations, Chatterpix, Pic Collage; Shadow Puppet
This session is for any teacher wishing to integrate purposeful planning for technology integration, and increase the rigor in their classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Pratt

Nancy Pratt

Director of Instructional Technology, Cave Creek Unified School District
Here is the link to the Google Doc. You have permission to "make a copy" and the use the content for your own PD, etc. All handouts and links are within this Google Doc. | | https://goo.gl/sAJBuQ | | For TIM Presentation: http://bit.ly/TechIntegrationMatrix | | | Nancy Pratt’s passion is preparing teachers for today’s necessary pedagogical shifts. She is a National Board Certified Teacher currently serving as the Director... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Indigo

2:00pm

The ABC's of Social Communication iPad Apps for Digital Citizenship
Isn’t it time to add mobile technology to your toolbox, to foster social communication and digital citizenship skills in your students? The recent ease of technology integration using tablets such as the iPad® by Apple™, have made eLearning a viable, increasingly preferable option for many educators. We currently live in the iEra where social currency and global communication drive our shared economy and best practices. The educational arena is ripe for disruption. It’s time to implement more uniform, authentic, and effective teachable moments. Ones that enable our students to blossom as individuals, to learn to problem solve as a group, and to take their place in the future workforce of the new millennium.

Best practices in education begins with an understanding of the importance of creating developmentally sound, multi-sensory learning experiences which facilitate “whole body learning”. Best practices in educational technology integration begins with the understanding that customizable, collaborative teachable moments facilitate overall long term retention of learned skills.

An individualized and intuitive user interface and user experience spur motivation, engagement, and ultimately independent critical thinking. The truth is, a child’s membership into the ranks of digital citizenship is contingent on cultural and communication factors, not just cognitive. It is up to us to disrupt eLearning and determine learning outcomes which promote thought leadership and creativity in our students which carry them into adulthood.

This seminar was designed to give an overview of how to use the iPad in class to foster overall social communication skills using the Socially Speaking™ ABC Framework:
A= Attitude: iPad Apps to Foster Self Regulation
B= Brainstorming: iPad Apps to Foster Problem Solving
C= Collaboration: iPad Apps to Foster Communication
Attendees will learn to use specific iPad Apps to design lessons that are truly user friendly and conducive to enhancing creativity and problem solving for more effective generalization of learned skills and overall digital citizenship.

Speakers
avatar for Penina Rybak

Penina Rybak

Educational Technology Consultant, Speech-Language Pathologist, Socially Speaking LLC
Penina Pearl Rybak, MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH, CEO Socially Speaking LLC, is an educational technology consultant and an autism specialist. She is also a practicing pediatric speech- language pathologist, who earned her master’s degree from New York University. She has been practicing for two decades, providing treatment to young children with autism/special needs, in home-based early intervention, center- based pre- school intervention, self- contained... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Finger Rock

3:00pm

Afternoon Snack Break
Wednesday June 10, 2015 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Arizona Deck and Foyer

3:15pm

'Tech-ing' Out ELA
Participants will discover how to integrate technology that supports ELA Standards by exploring strategies, various applications, and technology tools to enhance instruction, differentiation, and student achievement. This session will have an iPad focus.

Speakers
avatar for Stefanie Daley

Stefanie Daley

ELD Instructional Technology Specialist, Cartwright School District
Stefanie received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Central Michigan University and she has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the Northern Arizona University. She currently holds the position as an English Language Development Technology Specialist in the Cartwright School District. She works with teachers and students grades kindergarten through eighth-grade to meaningfully integrate technology into... Read More →
avatar for Vanessa Zurita

Vanessa Zurita

ELD Technology Specialist, Cartwright School District
Vanessa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and she has a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. She also currently holds an English as a Second Language Endorsement. Vanessa currently holds the position as an English Language Development Technology Specialist in the Cartwright School District. She works with teachers and students grades kindergarten... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Finger Rock

3:15pm

Challenge-Based Learning: A Challenge, Not a Project
Due to its engaging multidisciplinary approach, Challenge-Based Learning is a flexible approach to teaching and learning that allows students to leverage the technology they use daily to help solve real-world problems, all while integrating a variety of content areas and standards into the experience.

Challenge-based Learning can be an exciting opportunity for students to truly connect with their learning and yearn to become life-long learners. This concept can work in any grade, even with young primary students, with proper teacher preparation and willingness to let students lead the way.

Beginning with a big idea that leads to an essential question and then a real-world challenge, students are guided by the teacher to get involved with meaningful problems and make a difference. In this session participants will learn the basics of what makes Challenge-Based Learning different from other models (such as project-based), and how teachers are often amazed at what their students can accomplish.

Attendees will come away with an understanding of the essentials of Challenge-Based Learning: students working in collaborative groups, authentic use of technology commonly found in the workplace, tackling real-word problems using a multidisciplinary approach, and implementing the solutions with authentic audiences.

Learn how the CBL process naturally incudes opportunities for reflection, documentation and informative assessments, clearly communicating evidence of learning. Presenters will discuss how having ubiquitous access to technology (not necessarily 1:1) teaches students why/how technology can positively influence success in learning, work and life. Examples will be provided from K-8 classrooms in an urban, low-income area in the southwest United States.

During this session, attendees will be given the opportunity to brainstorm the differences between big ideas, essential questions and guiding questions. Discussions will include recommendations on guiding the student-led processes, how to choose meaningful challenges, and suggestions of how to build school and community partnerships and why they are critical. Participants will be encouraged to envision how CBL could change their classroom or school.

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Griffith

Robyn Griffith

Technology Trainer, Creighton School District
Working with teachers to help kids learn!
avatar for Suzanne Sallee

Suzanne Sallee

Instructional Technology Specialist and Coach, Creighton School District
Suzanne Sallee is the Instructional Technology Specialist and Coach for Creighton School District's iAchieve Project. She was an elementary school classroom teacher for 8 years, and has been a technology coach for 8 years. | | Suzanne is co-creator of the iAchieve Project. iAchieve began in 2010 with the implementation of 1:1 iPod touches in 3rd grade classrooms to support reading comprehension and fluency. iAchieve has expanded to include... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Aster

3:15pm

Engagement, Empowerment, and Sharing with iPads Leads to Great Opportunities!
We engage our students by giving them a voice; we empower them by giving them a choice; and we provide the time for students to collaborate and share their ideas, all the while using mobile devices to facilitate the learning process. During this session, you will receive concrete examples of learning experiences created, modified, and individualized by students with their teachers during their elementary years. Students research, organize, and create presentations for a targeted audience in order to address driving questions. They actively participate and problem solve with group members. A relevant and meaningful learning environment leads to great opportunities!

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Diaz

Jenny Diaz

Ed Tech Innovator, St.
avatar for Inge Wassmann

Inge Wassmann

Director of Innovation, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
As Director of Innovation, Inge is a visionary who implements a growth mindset by creating a culture that empowers all learners to explore their passions, interests, and future through play and purpose. She is a team builder who welcomes divergent thinking and encourages everyone to become part of the innovation process. Inge works in close collaboration with faculty and staff to design optimum learning environments where there is room for risk... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Murphey

3:15pm

Here's Looking At You, Kid - Creating A Student Media Festival
The Signal-to-Noise Festival originated at Beaverton's Arts & Communication High School in 2001. It has grown from a small school-wide showcase into the premiere event in the school district. Learn from the organizer of this event how to start your own festival in your classroom or school. Signal-to-Noise is an event attended by well over a thousand people celebrating student creativity. View some of the winning movies, and get inspired by what students can do given the freedom to create. You will be able to ask questions on all topics from the nuts and bolts, to the vision of the festival. Walk away from this session ready to try something new and creative at your school.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Samuelson

Jon Samuelson

Innovation Strategist, Beaverton SD
Creator of the Techandia Radio Podcast Channel, Jon has been an educator for almost twenty years. Jon currently works as an Innovation Strategist for the Beaverton School District. Jon has presented and keynoted at conferences around the United States, sharing his love of mobile learning and educational technology. Jon constantly strives to learn and share ideas with educators. | | Tony Vincent has stated the following about @jonsamuelson... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Canyon III

3:15pm

Out of this World. Tech to Inspire
Tim and Sarah will present some accessible tools and ideas for raising the levels of creativity, writing, speaking and listening among children of all ages. They will describe the powerful effect of using games, Web2 tools, software, handheld devices and more to model a way of teaching that focuses on quality learning, rather than the latest gadget.

Participants will investigate how virtual worlds, with their stunning landscapes, peaceful characters and realistic challenges, can be used across subject areas, abilities and age ranges to deliver remarkable effects. Come prepared to be inspired and leave with many practical ideas to apply back in the classroom.

Devices include tablets (primarily iPad) smart phones and laptops

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Neild

Sarah Neild

Tim Rylands and Sarah Neild ~ Learning Adventurers | | Sarah Neild is an award winning teacher with experience of inspiring schools with many creative uses of technology | | Sarah was awarded Advance Skills Teacher status in 2003 being described as an “exceptional teacher… teaching of the highest calibre, particularly in her dynamic use of computers”. In 2004 Sarah was a finalist in Becta’s ICT in Practice Awards, where... Read More →
avatar for Tim Rylands

Tim Rylands

Learning Adventurer, So Into It Ltd
Tim Rylands and Sarah Neild ~ Learning Adventurers | | Tim Rylands has been described as “an extremely gifted and inspirational teacher, with a love of the creative potential of technology and an excellent rapport with his pupils." | | With 30 years of classroom experience, in the UK, and beyond, including 4 years in West Africa, Tim is now much in demand for training days, conferences and seminars around the world, presenting the results... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Canyon I

3:15pm

Snap Appy
Learn the art of making pictures on your mobile device. We'll cover tricks for developing your imagery skills while thinking creatively about using a mobile device's camera in school. Mobile devices have had a profound impact on our culture. Its' impact also extends to both teaching and learning. So, it's no wonder why this new art form has quickly become such a popular means of creative expression. Snap "Appy," the art of taking pictures with your mobile device, has made it easy for just about anyone to be a creator of photographic, visual storytelling, and artistic content.

In this hands-on workshop we'll explore lots of cross curricular applications involving visual literacy, visual creativity, summative assessment, and content publication. Our goal is to help foster a highly creative motivated environment of teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Raymond Pohlmeyer

Raymond Pohlmeyer

Director of Interactive Design and Digital Learning, Pendergast School District
As the Director of Interactive Design and Digital Learning for the Pendergast School District, Ray Pohlmeyer's primary role is to develop and provide professional development for district staff, which focuses on the integration of technology and curriculum. In doing so, he takes a collaborative approach, providing hands-on training in current technology resources, while infusing new technology into all disciplines and fields. Because of this... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Verbena

3:15pm

The Thirteenth Labor of Hercules: Starting the 1:1 Initiative
School level leaders are currently being charged with the Herculean task of implementing 1:1 technology initiatives on their campuses. Could Hercules himself have persevered unscathed though this modern day labor? He would have if he had combined shared leadership, school-to-school collaboration, intentional planning, and tiered communication in his plan.
Participants of this session will walk away with field tested strategies from two administrators and three teachers in the technology trenches of two comprehensive public high schools implementing 1:1 iPad initiatives. Presenters will share their experiences—heroic and tragic—along with recommendations for establishing timelines, creating a school “Tech Rich” team, a model for professional development, ideas for communicating with stakeholders, successful structures for distributing the devices, managing initial and ongoing logistics, and maintaining a pedagogical focus. In addition to having their questions answered candidly and realistically, participants will receive digital materials, resources, and links to helpful resources.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Batsell

Holly Batsell

Assistant Principal, Mountain Ridge High School, Deer Valley
Holly Batsell, Ed. D., is a fourth year assistant principal at Mountain Ridge High School. Before that, she taught English for twenty years. An Arizona native and product of Arizona public schools, she champions public education and believes in quality education for all students. She recently graduated with her doctorate and volunteered for eight months on the DG4AZ campaign. | Link to session documents and handouts... Read More →
avatar for Brad Brazell

Brad Brazell

Assistant Principal - O'Connor High School, Deer Valley Unified School District
Brad Brazell is the assistant principal over the Tech Rich Initiative for Sandra Day O'Connor High School in Phoenix, Az. Before becoming an assistant principal, he taught English Language Arts for seven years at a Title I High School in Phoenix, Az. Brad dedicates himself to his students and teachers by exploring new and engaging ways to bring new learning to students. For the last two years, this effort has been driven by Sandra Day... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Garraway

Cindy Garraway

ELA Teacher at Sandra Day O'Connor High School, Deer Valley Unified School District
The 2015-2015 school year will mark Cindy's 14th year teaching. Currently, she teaches ELA (12th grade) and COM 100 (dual-enrollment Rio Salado class) at Sandra Day O'Connor High School. This year will be her 8th year teaching at O'Connor--previously she taught at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale for six years . She is also an Adjunct Professor for Rio Salado College. This year she received the honor of being named Deer Valley School... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Indigo

4:30pm

Appy Hour Reception
Bring your drink ticket and mingle with other mobile-minded educators.

The reception is sponsored by app developers. Their apps appear on the slideshow playing during the reception.

Wednesday June 10, 2015 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Arizona Foyer & Terrace

5:30pm

Dinner
This plated dinner is incuded as part of your registration... so please join us!

Wednesday June 10, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Grand Ballroom

6:30pm

Beyond a Game ~ Tech to Inspire
While pressures on educators can push enjoyment, inspiration, creativity and fun out of the classroom, teachers recognise the need to inspire young people and fire their imaginations, enhance their creativity and confidence, encourage resourcefulness through challenge and motivate a love of learning for life.

Tim and Sarah will lead an exploration through a huge and accessible range of ways to engage and motivate students of all ages and abilities, pointing out essential elements for quality learning experiences and how these can have a massive impact on standards, achievement…and enjoyment. 

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Neild

Sarah Neild

Tim Rylands and Sarah Neild ~ Learning Adventurers | | Sarah Neild is an award winning teacher with experience of inspiring schools with many creative uses of technology | | Sarah was awarded Advance Skills Teacher status in 2003 being described as an “exceptional teacher… teaching of the highest calibre, particularly in her dynamic use of computers”. In 2004 Sarah was a finalist in Becta’s ICT in Practice Awards, where... Read More →
avatar for Tim Rylands

Tim Rylands

Learning Adventurer, So Into It Ltd
Tim Rylands and Sarah Neild ~ Learning Adventurers | | Tim Rylands has been described as “an extremely gifted and inspirational teacher, with a love of the creative potential of technology and an excellent rapport with his pupils." | | With 30 years of classroom experience, in the UK, and beyond, including 4 years in West Africa, Tim is now much in demand for training days, conferences and seminars around the world, presenting the results... Read More →


Wednesday June 10, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Grand Ballroom
 
Thursday, June 11
 

7:30am

Geeky T-Shirt Day
This is just a reminder that today is Geeky T-Shirt Day at Mobile 2015!

A geek is someone who shows a lot of passion about a topic, and we certainly have our share of geeks coming to Mobile Learning Experience. To celebrate your geekiness, wear a geeky, nerdy, or techie shirt and be prepared to pose for pictures all day!


Thursday June 11, 2015 7:30am - 7:45am
TBA

7:45am

Breakfast
Thursday June 11, 2015 7:45am - 8:45am
Grand Ballroom

9:00am

Make It Your Own
Ownership can be empowering. A feeling of ownership can make us more responsible, accountable, and confident. So let’s talk about giving students ownership of their devices and ownership of their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →




Thursday June 11, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Grand Ballroom

10:00am

Morning Snack Break
Thursday June 11, 2015 10:00am - 10:15am
Arizona Deck and Foyer

10:15am

Behavior Management in the iEra: Which iPad App When?
Isn’t it time to add mobile technology to your toolbox, to foster social communication and digital citizenship skills in your students? eLearning has become wide- spread, thanks to the nature of technology as both an intrinsic reinforcer, and a gateway of information via the Internet. The subsequent spurring of the Digital Age, and recent ease of technology integration using tablets such as the iPad® by Apple™, have made eLearning a viable, increasingly preferable option for many educators. We currently live in the iEra where social currency and global communication drive our shared economy and best practices. The educational arena is ripe for disruption and it’s time to implement more uniform, authentic, and effective teachable moments that enable our students to blossom as individuals, to learn to problem solve as a group, and to take their place in the future workforce of the new millennium.

Best practices in education begins with an understanding of the student’s learning style which affects self regulation skills and rate of overall progress. Best practices in educational technology integration begins with the understanding that customized, developmentally sequential lessons are required to meet the individual needs of students marching in lockstep to curricula federally designed to “level of the playing field”. The truth is, a child’s membership into the ranks of digital citizenship is contingent on cultural and communication factors, not just cognitive. It is up to us to disrupt eLearning and determine learning outcomes which are aligned with our students’ strengths and interests, not just their weaknesses. It is time to improve the quality of the overall learning environment, and the child’s reactions to it.

This seminar was designed to give an overview of how to use the iPad in class to foster self regulation and social communication skills, especially in students with learning differences. Learn which iPad App to use when, and design lessons that are truly user friendly, developmentally relevant, and conducive to enhancing creativity and problem solving. Learn which prerequisite skills to consider when planning goals/lesson plans with specific Apps, and harness the power of eLearning for greater impact.

Speakers
avatar for Penina Rybak

Penina Rybak

Educational Technology Consultant, Speech-Language Pathologist, Socially Speaking LLC
Penina Pearl Rybak, MA/CCC-SLP, TSHH, CEO Socially Speaking LLC, is an educational technology consultant and an autism specialist. She is also a practicing pediatric speech- language pathologist, who earned her master’s degree from New York University. She has been practicing for two decades, providing treatment to young children with autism/special needs, in home-based early intervention, center- based pre- school intervention, self- contained... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Finger Rock

10:15am

Being Transparent - Our District's Journey To Change Pedagogy
Moving a large school district of forty thousand students to a 1:1 model can be challenging. What devices do we choose? How do we manage the devices? How do we provide proper professional development for teachers? How do we make this model equitable for all students? How do we measure success? How will that success be shared with the taxpayers?

Find out how the third largest school district in Oregon answered these, and other questions, in the first year of their technology bond. Developing a vision for the classroom of the future can be difficult in the quickly changing world of educational technology. Come with questions and shape the future ready vision for your school or district.

Speakers
avatar for Jon Samuelson

Jon Samuelson

Innovation Strategist, Beaverton SD
Creator of the Techandia Radio Podcast Channel, Jon has been an educator for almost twenty years. Jon currently works as an Innovation Strategist for the Beaverton School District. Jon has presented and keynoted at conferences around the United States, sharing his love of mobile learning and educational technology. Jon constantly strives to learn and share ideas with educators. | | Tony Vincent has stated the following about @jonsamuelson... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Canyon III

10:15am

Creative Apps to Enhance the Primary Science and Social Studies Classroom
Creative, product-based apps are not just for older students. Put iPads in the hands of young children and be prepared to be amazed. Whether learning about plants or presidents, young children can produce meaningful digital products that demonstrate their understandings of the world around them. In this session, (1) you will learn how to integrate creative apps into your primary science and social studies classroom with a focus on Kindergarten to 2nd grade English Language Arts CCSS, and (2) you will have time to explore apps and collaborate to develop ready to use strategies in your own primary classroom. We will focus on CCSS writing standard W.6 (use a variety of digital tools to produce and publish writing in collaboration with peers), using a variety of iPad apps, including ChatterPix, Skitch, PicCollage, Hello Crayon and Shadow Puppet. These creative apps captivate young students and encourage them to share their content knowledge in original ways.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Cardin

Kristin Cardin

Kindergarten Teacher, Black Mountain Elementary, Cave Creek Unified School District
Kristin Cardin is a kindergarten teacher at Black Mountain Elementary School in the Cave Creek Unified School District in Arizona. Her KinderCardin classroom is full of curious young learners and she enjoys fostering their inquisitiveness through digital learning. Kristin has taught primary children in Arizona for over 20 years and is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Childhood. She is a member of the CCUSD tech cadre, providing... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Diane Nelson

Brenda Diane Nelson

First Grade Teacher, Cave Creek Unified School District
Brenda Diane Nelson is a first-grade teacher at Lone Mountain Elementary School in Cave Creek Unified School District. She enjoys combining her passion for teaching literacy with her experiences with technology to engage primary age students in her collaborative, energetic classroom. Brenda achieved her N.B.C.T in Early-Middle Childhood Literacy in 2007. She is a member of CCUSD’s Tech Cadre where she provides technology training and... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Lantana

10:15am

Digital Resources to Assist the Classroom’s Most Powerful Tool
PBS LearningMedia, a free public media education platform, is a next-generation digital media platform for PreK-16 classrooms to help re-imagine classroom learning, transform teaching, and more creatively engage students. LearningMedia has over 100,000 digitized resources, including video, audio, images, interactives, documents, lesson plans and websites. Participants will experience PBS LearningMedia and discuss how to apply this resource to instruction.

Working from any platform or device, participants will utilize digital media for the classroom’s most powerful tools, themselves and students. Any educator from PreK-12 will find resources to build upon instruction and reach all learning styles. If you are looking for tools to use with your classroom devices, this session is for you.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Becker

Mark Becker

Associate Director, Educational Outreach, Arizona PBS - Arizona State University
Mark Becker is the Associate Director for AZ PBS – Education Outreach. Mark conducts educator professional development throughout the state of Arizona. He specializes in technology integration, adult learning theory and professional development models. Mark has also worked on statewide grants specializing in coaching and mentoring. Prior to this, Mark was a public school educator and administrator for over 13 years where he taught elementary... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Indigo

10:15am

Elevate Project Based Learning Through Gaming
Project Based Learning provides an opportunity for students to deeply investigate real-world topics and present their findings to an authentic audience. Adding the element of digital gaming increases student knowledge and delivery of the content and addresses new world audience expectations. Learn how to incorporate gaming strategies into your student-led projects by empowering them to be game hosts. You will examine real gaming examples from PBL projects and then create your own games for use in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Cori Araza

Cori Araza

IT Specialist/IT (Computer Info Systems) Instructor, PVUSD/PVHS
Cori Araza holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish from UNC Chapel Hill, and a Master’s Degree in Bilingual Education from Northern Arizona University. A 9-12 classroom teacher with over 16 years of experience, Cori Araza has taught Advanced Spanish, English as a Second Language, and Technology courses from Networking to Generation YES (Technology Internship), Computer Informations Systems (CIS 105) at Paradise Valley High... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Murphey

10:15am

Share - It's So Human
Sharing is one of the most basic things we do as humans. We share stories, ideas, thoughts, experiences, knowledge, and skills. We share visuals in the way of photos, videos, art, expressions, and body language. Mobile devices have enabled us to share all the above with anyone and everyone across the globe instantly. But why should we? When should we? How does sharing digitally help students, teachers, and humanity as a whole?

This session will explore these questions and dig into the still-new world of social media, blogs, online learning, and other platforms. Discover and discuss the many benefits (and potential drawbacks) that come with this ageless, human trait.

Everyone is invited to be part of the discussion and will be encouraged to... share!

Speakers
avatar for Felix Jacomino

Felix Jacomino

Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Felix is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida and he is the host of Miami Device. He has gained much attention due to hard work by his team, enthusiastic teachers, supportive administration, and excellent professional development. As an educator, Felix quickly learned the importance of sharing what works well in the classroom. Becoming part of a professional learning network (PLN) became... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Canyon I

10:15am

Visual Notetaking Deepens Learning
Visual notetaking is a process of representing ideas non-linguistically. (That’s a fancy of way of saying, “drawing pictures.”) Visual notetaking can include concept mapping, but also more artistic ways of visually capturing and representing ideas. On the simpler side of the visual notetaking continuum, visual notes can be used to create narrated art. On the complex end of the spectrum, some visual notetaking applications support the creation of whiteboard animation videos which include audio narration synchronized to screencasts of drawings. Visual or graphic facilitation can be used at meetings to summarize presentations and guide discussions. Whether simple or complex, visual notes can be used to more deeply process information as well as communicate it to others with images. Come join us as we explore and practice visual notetaking.
http://wfryer.me/vnotes

Speakers
avatar for Wes Fryer

Wes Fryer

Director of Technology, Casady School
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly "EdTech Situation Room" webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and is co-leading an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students in fall 2016 with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Aster

10:15am

FREE Collabrified Apps That Support Synchronous Collaboration
NOTE: This is a two hour hands-on session.

Collaboration is a key 21st century skill. But, except for the Google Docs Editor – which is not  appropriate for K-5, if not 6-8) – software has not provided explicit support for students collaborating synchronously. Enter the FREE Co.llaboration Suite of productivity apps for iPads, Android tablets, Chromebooks… and more. Co.Write, Co.Map, Co.KWL, Co.Sketch, Co.Timeline, YesWeKahn are all collabrified and support students co-creating/co-editing and verbally talking together – in real time – whether face-to-face in a classroom, or when the students are not co-located (e.g., each is home at his/her kitchen table).

The scaffolding provided by the Co.llaboration Suite of collabrified apps engenders discourse patterns such as questioning or narrating, patterns that are understood to be the hallmarks of good collaborative behavior. The choice of collabrified tool depends on the nature of the task that is undertaken, e.g., Co.KWL could be used for initial brainstorming and for reflecting, while Co.Sketch can be used to support drawing an animation of a scientific (or mathematical!) process.

No one has to learn alone anymore! If a student is stuck or confused while using Co.Map, for instance, he/she can initiate a collaborative session in Co.Map and invite a peer to join the timeline and engage in a verbal conversation. YesWeKahn supports learners watching a Khan Academy video or a flipped classroom video together, while talking together and making notes – and each learner is in their own home!

Teachers and students, from Michigan to Georgia, from Massachusetts to California, from the U.S. to Singapore, who are using the Co.llaboration Suite of apps are finding them to be powerful tools for learning in general, and for collaborative learning in particular. In our presentation, we provide concrete examples from classrooms using the Co.llaboration Suite – lesson ideas and tools that you can use in your classroom tomorrow!

This is a BYOD: We envision a 2 hour hands-on session.

Speakers
avatar for Cathie Norris

Cathie Norris

Regents Professor, University of North Texas
Dr. Cathleen Norris is a Regents Professor in the College of Information, Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas. For 14 years, Cathie taught high school math and computer science. She received the Dallas Public Schools highest honor for teaching, the Golden Apple Award. Drawing on those classroom teaching experiences, Cathie’s university research focuses on helping teachers weave mobile learning technologies... Read More →
avatar for Elliot Soloway

Elliot Soloway

Professor, Intergalactic Mobile Learning Center, University of Michigan
Dr. Elliot Soloway, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Computer Science & Engineering Department, University of Michigan. Elliot has published over 200 articles in books, journals, and magazines, and has received numerous national awards, e.g., in 2002 Elliot was selected to receive the ACM SIGCSE Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education Award, as well as university awards, e.g., in 2001, the undergraduates at the University of... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 10:15am - 12:30pm
Verbena

11:30am

Crafting Questions That Drive Projects
Teachers are discovering that mobile computers like iPads, Chromebooks, and Android tablets can play a big part in project based learning. Not only do projects motivate students because they can be an authentic use of technology, they also facilitate active learning, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity. In this session Tony Vincent showcases several inspiring projects. Each project begins with a driving question—an open-ended question that focuses the project by creating interest and curiosity. Writing effective driving questions is surprisingly challenging. You want the question to be irresistible to students, which means it cannot sound like a test question. Tony Vincent gives strategies for refining driving questions that lead to student-focused inquiry. The group will write and share some of their ideas for driving questions.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →



Thursday June 11, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Canyon III

11:30am

Dice UP the Classroom
1:1 mobile learning is becoming more and more prominent in K-12 schools. With iPads, Chromebooks and more, many educators don't know what to use with which subject or how to use Apps or resources together in affective ways. Ryan will not only give you advice on how to App Smash on different platforms but also demonstrate how to make it fun and enjoyable with App Dice and Sketchnotes. Learn how to visually create and roll out learning.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Read

Ryan Read

Technology Coordinator, CICS Jackson
Ryan Read has a masters degree in instructional technology in education with five years experience in the field. He has been a part of several conferences presenting on the use of iPad, Chromebook and Technology Integration and the use of his creation, App Dice. Ryan is also a published author, his books: My Life as a Comic Book Reader and Small Hope are about finding hope in dark times and finding a way to rebuild yourself. Currently the... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Aster

11:30am

Evernote Crush
What is Evernote? It’s a productivity tool that can be used on laptops/desktops, tablets and smartphones to organize teachers’ and students’ lives. Professionally, Evernote’s usefulness can range from planning a course to capturing anecdotal data to managing student portfolios to planning and delivering lessons. Personally, keeping track of the endless number of online accounts and passwords, serial numbers, wedding and party planning, recurring lists such as groceries, to do, packing, etc. Maximize Evernote's use by combining it's capacity to type, insert images, annotate and record audio as well as using browser add ons. Participants of any level are likely to walk away with a crush on Evernote.

Speakers
avatar for Rosy Escandon

Rosy Escandon

Educational Consultant, Rosy Escandon
Rosy Escandon is an Educational Consultant specializing in professional development and technology integration to meet the instructional needs of at-promise students. Escandon received her bachelor's degree in special education, master's in curriculum and instruction and is currently working on a dissertation to complete a doctorate in educational leadership. Her teaching career was spent in the Cartwright School District where she taught... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Indigo

11:30am

iPad Books and Videos
In this hands-on iPad workshop, teachers will learn how to help students create enhanced book reports using a variety of apps that support voice recording as well as adding images and text to shareable media files.

8 recommended apps:
i-Nigma (free)
QR Beamer (free – iPhone app)
Instashare (free)
iBooks (free)
Voice Recorder Pro (free)
Book Creator (free trial lets you create 1 book - full version is $5 but VPP discount is available)
iMovie (free with new iPads)
YouTube Capture (free)

Speakers
avatar for Wes Fryer

Wes Fryer

Director of Technology, Casady School
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly "EdTech Situation Room" webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and is co-leading an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students in fall 2016 with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Canyon I

11:30am

Primary Classroom Magic: Using iPads to Meet the Rigors of ELA/CCS
Welcome to the magical world of literacy and technology integration in the primary grades. As educators, administrators, and technology integration specialists, we want our students to be engaged in their learning and motivated to produce meaningful projects demonstrating their skills and content knowledge. Blending a love of children’s literature with the increased rigor of Common Core English Language Arts Standards, this session will assist teachers in designing a 21st Century primary grade classroom. Infusing technology with mobile devices helps students both acquire and apply the concepts taught.
In this session we will explore how to utilize iPads in an effort to integrate English Language Arts Common Core Standards. We will explore both literature and informational text as well as a range of writing genres and thematic units. An assortment of apps and app-smashing; such as DoodleBuddy, Shadow Puppet Edu, PicCollage, Skitch, ChatterPix Kids, Shutterfly Photo Story, and Haiku deck will be used to create projects and demonstrate learning. In addition, a variety of supportive content apps will be used to build student content knowledge and assist in research. Using iPads and age-appropriate apps gives primary classroom teachers opportunities to instill in young students a curiosity about literature, science, social studies, language, and the world in which they live. A mixture of these apps can turn iPads into multidisciplinary, inquiry-driven, field-based tools useful across all curricula.

Join us for this interactive session and leave motivated to implement engaging common core literacy activities..

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Cardin

Kristin Cardin

Kindergarten Teacher, Black Mountain Elementary, Cave Creek Unified School District
Kristin Cardin is a kindergarten teacher at Black Mountain Elementary School in the Cave Creek Unified School District in Arizona. Her KinderCardin classroom is full of curious young learners and she enjoys fostering their inquisitiveness through digital learning. Kristin has taught primary children in Arizona for over 20 years and is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Childhood. She is a member of the CCUSD tech cadre, providing... Read More →
avatar for Brenda Diane Nelson

Brenda Diane Nelson

First Grade Teacher, Cave Creek Unified School District
Brenda Diane Nelson is a first-grade teacher at Lone Mountain Elementary School in Cave Creek Unified School District. She enjoys combining her passion for teaching literacy with her experiences with technology to engage primary age students in her collaborative, energetic classroom. Brenda achieved her N.B.C.T in Early-Middle Childhood Literacy in 2007. She is a member of CCUSD’s Tech Cadre where she provides technology training and... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Lantana

11:30am

Professional Development and Mobile Learning Tools
The purpose of this session is to demonstrate ways to implement Google Chrome applications and extensions as well as other Web based tools. Teachers need to be shown few tools, be personally comfortable with them, and then be able to use them practically in the classroom. Strategies to support teachers and students through this process will be discussed. The featured tools were chosen for their near omni-presence in school districts, ease of use, and reasonable level of support. This session will not only give ideas to take back to the classroom, but will also show how to present and share these projects, personally and globally.

Speakers
avatar for Rodney Turner

Rodney Turner

TIS, RTEC
Rodney Turner is an Technology Integration Specialist in the Glendale Elementary School District #40. He has been a teacher in the district for more than 12 years. Currently, he supports teachers use mobile devices and Web 2.0 tools effectively. As the GAFE admin of the district, he works to keep up with the nuances of the system and needs of students and teachers. | | Professional Development and Mobile Learning Tools... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Murphey

11:30am

Supercharge Your Lesson with Google Classroom
Google’s latest stroke of genius! Learn how to actively engage your classroom, inspire collaborative work, and push out information in real time during a lesson -- all through the use of Google Classroom. Your one-stop-shop for all your Google App needs, Google Classroom allows the teacher to seamlessly integrate all Google Apps for Education into your daily lesson plans. In this session you will participate in the Amazing Race activity, learning about Google Apps and how to use Google Classroom as a management tool. Laptops, Chromebooks, and tablets are all welcome! Chromebooks preferred! This activity is suitable for all grade levels and all content areas. Participants should come with Google Classroom and Drive suite of apps (docs, slides, sheets, and forms) installed on his/her device. Get ready to be googlefied!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Carson

Jennifer Carson

Technology Integration Specialist, Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Received bachelor's degree from Eastern Oregon University with a double major in Education and Multidisciplinary Studies and a minor in English as a Second Language. Received a master's degree from Boise State with a major in Educational Technology and a certificate as a technology coordinator. Taught 2 years at the elementary level. District-wide Technology Integration Specialist for two years. | | Link... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Finger Rock

12:30pm

Lunch
Thursday June 11, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom

1:45pm

ClassJournals: An Invaluable, Interactive, Cloud-Based Tool for Every Digital Classroom
Over the last half-century, technology has leapt forward, but the tools used to record observations of day-to-day processes have not. ClassJournals, a tool that easily combines text, images, sketches and calculations into one searchable, accessible, sharable and secure cloud-based system, allows teachers to manage the creation, distribution, collection, and grading of student assignments and assessments.

Teacher and students can use ClassJournals in mobile classrooms featuring laptops, Chromebooks, netbooks, or tablets. Each workshop participant will have live access to ClassJournals through guest accounts, so they can have hands-on experience with all the built-in tools. The workshop will focus on those features of ClassJournals that teachers and students found most helpful: shape recognition, freehand drawing, the ability to “hand-write corrective feedback directly over text or graphical sections of student work, and adding web-based images to libraries.

Participants in this workshop will experience how ClassJournals (a) simplifies the assignment, student response, teacher-critique workflow and (b) brings the ease-of-use of pencil and paper to the computer and tablet, (c) provides teachers the ability to manage the creation, distribution, collection, and grading of student assignments in real time, and (d) allows peer-to-peer sharing of documents so that students can help each other learn as they complete their work.


Thursday June 11, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Verbena

1:45pm

Digital Workstations for the K-5 Classroom
Wouldn't it be nice to have an extra set of hands in the classroom to work with students while you worked with a small group? In this session, you will see how one elementary teacher is leveraging technology to maximize her teaching time, while differentiating her instruction for all students. Join Erin Klein as she shares how having a single iPad in the classroom allows you to internally flip your instruction so that your students can get the most focused support you can offer in a limited time frame. If you do Daily 5, Centers, or Workstations, you'll love these simple yet dynamic and creative teaching ideas!

Speakers
avatar for Erin Klein

Erin Klein

Teacher, Author, Presenter, Spotlight
Erin Klein is an award winning educator, national keynote speaker, author, and mother who has been twice selected to serve on the Scholastic, Inc. Top Teaching Team based in New York. Her recent publication, Amazing Grades, was a collaboration with experts from 13 countries around the world. She travels the country speaking about the power of student voice, how meaningful technology integration can enhance learning experiences, and the impact... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Canyon I

1:45pm

Give Clickers the Boot with Kahoot!
Kahoot (getkahoot.com) is an online classroom-response system that eliminates the need for teachers to give students handheld “clickers.” The teacher creates online quizzes or surveys and projects her computer image on a big screen or interactive whiteboard. Students respond to the quiz items on any Internet-connected device, including their smartphones. During this session participants will take a Kahoot quiz as a student. Participants may also create a Kahoot quiz as a teacher, give the quiz to other participants, and analyze quiz results.
Intended audience: teachers & students, grade 3 and up.
Devices: laptops, tablets, or smartphones.
Participants who want to create a Kahoot quiz should go to getkahoot.com before the session and create a teacher account.






Speakers
avatar for John Kain

John Kain

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Phoenix Elementary School District #1
John Kain (@pesd1tech and @johnckain) is the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Phoenix Elementary School District in Arizona. He is a Google Certified Teacher, an authorized Google Education Trainer, and a level 1 Google Apps Administrator. John is also a longtime facilitator at the Arizona K12 Center’s Camp Plug and Play. You will find screencasts for his Kahoot session at bit.ly/pesdkahoot. Find his screencasts on other edtech... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Finger Rock

1:45pm

Grow Vocabulary
Explore how to go beyond the usual modes of teaching vocabulary to make vocabulary instruction enjoyable for both teacher and students. Studies have shown that reading comprehension and vocabulary knowledge is strongly correlated. This strand will explore the possibilities of direct vocabulary instruction, paired with technology, that can have a positive impact on student achievement in all content areas K-12.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Martinez Crawford

Sara Martinez Crawford

Technology Project Director, AZK12
Sara Martinez Crawford, EdD is the Technology Project Director for the Arizona K12 Center where she oversees and conducts technology professional development, technology conferences, and their Lesson2Life and New Global Citizens programs. Prior to working at the Arizona K12 Center, she was a Professional Development and Standards Coordinator for Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA). Sara also worked in the Cartwright Elementary school... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Murphey

1:45pm

Let the TIM Guide You
The most effective way school administrators can promote technology use it to be knowledgeable and affective users of technology themselves. The Arizona K12 Center’s Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) can help administrators do just that. Using the structure of the TIM’s (azk12.org/tim) five interdependent characteristics of meaningful learning environments, administrators can arm themselves with the knowledge of what seamless use of technology looks like. Through exploration of the sample lessons on the TIM, administrators will learn how to identify where their teachers are within the matrix, examine the characteristics of learning environments, and discuss ways to support teachers at varying levels of learning environments.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Pratt

Nancy Pratt

Director of Instructional Technology, Cave Creek Unified School District
Here is the link to the Google Doc. You have permission to "make a copy" and the use the content for your own PD, etc. All handouts and links are within this Google Doc. | | https://goo.gl/sAJBuQ | | For TIM Presentation: http://bit.ly/TechIntegrationMatrix | | | Nancy Pratt’s passion is preparing teachers for today’s necessary pedagogical shifts. She is a National Board Certified Teacher currently serving as the Director... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Indigo

1:45pm

The 3 Educational Benefits for Students Collaborating Synchronously
For good reason, collaboration is a key 21st century skill. The Common Core State Standards calls “collaboration” an Anchor Skill. NEA’s Partnership for 21st Century Skills includes “collaboration” as one of the 4Cs – a skill that is needed for success in our global marketplace. And, besides being an excellent process to solve a problem, synchronous collaboration, as we will describe in our presentation, can provide learners with three benefits.

But, teaching how and learning how to collaborate are real challenges! At the start of school in September, it has been our experience that students do not know how to engage in a productive collaborative conversation, e.g., invariably, we will hear one individual, supposedly engaged in a collaboration, say: “that’s a stupid idea.” But, with instruction – and with technological scaffolding – students can learn how to be good collaborators!

While Web 2.0 was all about support for asynchronous collaboration, Social 3.0, the next turn of the technological crank, will support synchronous collaboration. Indeed, we predict that within 4 years every webpage and every app will be collabrified!

Towards providing support for synchronous collaboration today, we have developed and are distributing free the Co.llaboration Suite of productivity apps for iPads, Android tablets, Chromebooks… and more. Co.Write, Co.Map, Co.KWL, Co.Sketch, Co.Timeline, YesWeKahn are all collabrified and support students co-creating/co-editing and verbally talking together – in real time – whether face-to-face in a classroom, or when the students are not co-located (e.g., each is home at his/her kitchen table). The Co.llaboration Suite scaffolds learners by supporting the students as they engage in a “collaborative discourse pattern” (e.g., narrating, questioning, suggesting, revising) – the hallmark of good collaborative behavior. Based on teachers’ experiences who are using the Co.llaboration Suite of collabrified educational productivity apps, we will describe how the apps are being used effectively in classrooms today.

Learning is 24/7, all-the-time, everywhere. Learning need not be a solitary experience. Indeed, learning is in the conversation. The Co.llaboration Suite of productivity apps provides support for social, collaborative learning.

Speakers
avatar for Cathie Norris

Cathie Norris

Regents Professor, University of North Texas
Dr. Cathleen Norris is a Regents Professor in the College of Information, Department of Learning Technologies at the University of North Texas. For 14 years, Cathie taught high school math and computer science. She received the Dallas Public Schools highest honor for teaching, the Golden Apple Award. Drawing on those classroom teaching experiences, Cathie’s university research focuses on helping teachers weave mobile learning technologies... Read More →
avatar for Elliot Soloway

Elliot Soloway

Professor, Intergalactic Mobile Learning Center, University of Michigan
Dr. Elliot Soloway, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Computer Science & Engineering Department, University of Michigan. Elliot has published over 200 articles in books, journals, and magazines, and has received numerous national awards, e.g., in 2002 Elliot was selected to receive the ACM SIGCSE Outstanding Contribution to Computer Science Education Award, as well as university awards, e.g., in 2001, the undergraduates at the University of... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Canyon III

1:45pm

What Will Your Verse Be? Digital Storytelling Using iPads and iMovie
Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of communication. Today you can share “What Your Verse Will Be” through digital stories. Digital technologies allow us to create and share our “verse” in a variety of ways. Join us to tell your digital story using iPads and iMovie trailers.
In this session attendees will learn about digital storytelling and the process of using an iPad and the iMovie app to create a digital story iMovie trailer.

The Common Core State Standards state that college and career ready students “use technology and digital media strategically and capably.” Students need to thoughtfully employ technology to “enhance their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language use” by selecting tools and mediums that best meet their communication goals and using tools that mirror the 21st century workplace. The standards also note that students should not only consume but also produce media throughout every aspect of the curriculum.

During the session participants will:
Develop an understanding of digital storytelling and its connection to student mastery of Common Core Standards in reading, writing, and listening and speaking.
Be introduced to the seven elements of an effective digital story.
Observe and learn from examples of digital stories created using iMovie trailers on iPads.
Brainstorm ideas for creating a own digital story and begin planning, writing, and storyboarding the digital story.
Learn how to select an appropriate Hollywood style trailer template for a digital story and add text, photos, and videos to the template.
Learn how to make simple edits to a project.
Finally, participants will an opportunity to create a digital story using the iMovie App and iMovie Trailer Templates.

Speakers
avatar for Robyn Griffith

Robyn Griffith

Technology Trainer, Creighton School District
Working with teachers to help kids learn!
avatar for Suzanne Sallee

Suzanne Sallee

Instructional Technology Specialist and Coach, Creighton School District
Suzanne Sallee is the Instructional Technology Specialist and Coach for Creighton School District's iAchieve Project. She was an elementary school classroom teacher for 8 years, and has been a technology coach for 8 years. | | Suzanne is co-creator of the iAchieve Project. iAchieve began in 2010 with the implementation of 1:1 iPod touches in 3rd grade classrooms to support reading comprehension and fluency. iAchieve has expanded to include... Read More →


Thursday June 11, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Aster

2:45pm

Afternoon Snack Break
Thursday June 11, 2015 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Arizona Deck and Foyer

3:00pm

Ignite
Come experience about a dozen presentations back-to-back! Each presentation has exactly 20 slides timed to advance every 15 seconds. That gives each speaker exactly five minutes. Presentations will be about a variety of mobile learning topics and stories. 

Click a presenter's name to see their Twitter page & mention them in a tweet. Remember to tag your tweets with #Mobile2015!

  1. Tony Vincent: Domain Course
  2. Alice Christie: Bring On the Cache!
  3. Ryan Read:  Appification
  4. Jenny Ashby:  The Risk Takers
  5. Dierdre Shetler: Should you be on this list?
  6. Rodney Turner: Why Me?
  7. Rosy Escandon: Telling Your Story
  8. Suzanne Sallee: Ignite a Passion for Learning
  9. Erin Klein: The Power of the Student Voice
  10. Sara Crawford: How Your Audience's Brain Works
  11. Jon Samuelson:  Coffee, Failure, and Strong Wi-Fi

There are still a couple spots to sign up to present an Ignite!

Thursday June 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Grand Ballroom

7:00pm

Speed Apping
Get ready for a speedy ride through App-land! Every 10 minutes, you will move from one great teacher to another who will be ready to showcase awesome apps and share cool lesson ideas. This fast-paced, energizing session will be fun, exciting, and most importantly, full of some of the best ideas and resources to support a rich mobile learning experience for your students!

Speakers
avatar for Felix Jacomino

Felix Jacomino

Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Felix is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida and he is the host of Miami Device. He has gained much attention due to hard work by his team, enthusiastic teachers, supportive administration, and excellent professional development. As an educator, Felix quickly learned the importance of sharing what works well in the classroom. Becoming part of a professional learning network (PLN) became... Read More →



Thursday June 11, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Murphey

7:30pm

Stargazing
Mobile Learning Experience 2015 participants can drop in to spend some time with night sky tour guide between 8:00pm and 9:30pm. You’ll love exploring Tucson’s night sky!

Tucson is known as the astronomical capital of the world. The city keeps the skies dark with light control laws. This makes Tucson a great place for scientific and recreational stargazing.

Enjoy an evening under the stars with knowledgeable astronomy tour guides who will share the night sky through telescopes that gather over 1,600 times the light of the human eye. Learn about the latest astronomy apps for iPhone and iPad and how you can put them to use in the classroom. Explore the wonders of the universe with incredible views of craters, mountain ranges and ancient lava bed on the Moon, the rings of Saturn, double stars and star clusters



Thursday June 11, 2015 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Murphey Patio
 
Friday, June 12
 

7:45am

Breakfast
Friday June 12, 2015 7:45am - 8:45am
Grand Ballroom

9:00am

Bridging the Communication Gap with Parents Using New Tools
Teachers spend a great deal of time building a community of learners, setting up classroom expectations and procedures. But how much time do we commit to building community with our parents? The sooner teachers can connect parents to what’s happening in the classroom, the sooner teachers begin to develop positive relationships with parents.

As the first user of Remind, a member of the Teacher Advisory Board and and beta-tester, I know that Remind is a game changer in terms of teacher/student/family communication. Remind allows teachers to create groups to which both parents and students can subscribe. Teachers send out text messages (via the Remind app or web dashboard) highlighting classroom activities and homework assignments. Teachers can add links and pictures to these messages. They can also include voice notes to augment the written message. In this workshop teachers will use mobile device to set up their Remind account, create a group, send out their first messages, and discuss creative ways of using Remind to connect with students and families. Building relationships with parents brings to light any difficulty students are having and nips it in the bud--a nice change from the old model of waiting until things become major issues and necessitate parent-teacher conferences.

They say a picture tells 1,000 words. Well that couldn't be more true in the average classroom. Parents are busy and aren’t necessarily able to volunteer in the classroom. Students don’t always communicate effectively with their parents about the school day, resulting in well-meaning efforts by the teacher to get the message across by everything from printed out notes, to emails that don’t get read, to Post-It notes on kids’ backpacks.

Remind is a welcome addition to the suite of other apps that have proven invaluable to me as a teacher.

For example, Instagram can be a powerful educational technology tool for teachers. But just sharing on Instagram might not reach your complete intended audience. That is why I use IFTTT recipes to automate certain actions from Instagram. Once I post a picture on Instagram, a recipe automatically posts a native picture on Twitter. Another recipe also posts the picture to my Flickr photostream. Another sends these pictures to my Tumblr blog. And if I add a specific hashtag to my Instagram pictures, they automatically show up on my class Facebook page. While some might say this is a bit overzealous, I’m able to share my classroom with a much greater audience, even greater than just the parents of the kids I teach. In this workshop teachers will create IFTTT recipes using a variety of social media channels.

This workshop is designed for teachers new to Remind and other social media tools.

Speakers
MB

Michael Buist

5th Grade Teacher, Knox Gifted Academy
Michael Buist is a fifth-grade teacher at Knox Gifted Academy in Chandler, Arizona. He is a member of the Remind Teacher Advisory Board, as well as the first user of the product. Buist integrates a variety of educational technology tools into the school’s STEM curriculum, including Google Apps for Education, 3D printing, student blogs, and multimedia presentations. He is active in social media, enabling communication with parents and... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Murphey

9:00am

Collaborative Partnerships Come Full Circle: The Creation of an Educational App
Celebrate Differences! Celebrate Collaboration! Celebrate Creativity!

Come to this session to learn how a serendipitous meeting between three very diverse people turned into a productive collaboration to create a must-have app for educators. Presenters will not only showcase the app they have created, they will also discuss the process they used to turn a dream into a reality. Imagine this unlikely scenario:

The People: Three individuals - a university student in his early 20s (Travis Allen), a veteran, recently-retired university professor (Dr. Alice Christie), and the CEO of Mobicip, a company devoted to online child safety (Suren Ramasubbu) – met at Mobile Learning Experience 2011. They differed in age, experience, profession, gender, and ethnicity. But, they shared a common passion and goal to improve the online learning experiences of pre-school through university students. They met for dinner and shared their ideas and visions about creating THE APP for educators. They exchanged contact information and vowed to meet again.

The Common Goal: Unlike many such meetings, these three individuals actually did meet again; and then again, and again - occasionally face-to-face, but mostly online. Their goal was to create a single ‘workspace’ environment (or mobile app) that educators could use to locate the best educational apps at any grade level in any curricular area.

The Challenge: They soon realized that their good intentions could only take them so far in actualizing a great idea. Communication and productivity in a distributed team are interdependent, but often difficult to achieve.

The Process for Overcoming the Challenge: Through trial and error, the team developed tacit guidelines to facilitate the process of turning a dream into a reality. These guidelines included: setting realistic agendas and timelines (the most difficult task), using one collaborative document to which all members contribute (thus eliminating multiple emails), striving for clarity, brevity, and adherence to previously agreed-upon conventions in all communications, being open to and respectful of the suggestions of all teammates, and being respectful of each team member's individual skills and areas of expertise.

The App: Apps4iSchool allows users to search an extensive database of free/inexpensive apps for use in K-12 classrooms. Users can filter by platform (iPhone/iPod Touch or iPad), price (free/paid), subject area, grade level, activity type, or common core standards. In addition, an instructional strategy for using each app is included.

Because there are millions of apps on the market, finding really relevant, engaging ones that facilitate learning can be a bit daunting. Participants will use this app to identify apps that are appropriate for their classrooms. In addition, participants will (1) be able identify be able to identify criteria for evaluating apps for mobile devices, (2) have access to a list of over 200 of the best educational apps, (3) be ready to download a dozen apps for use in their classrooms, (4) experience the joy of learning that students will feel when they use apps on mobile devices in their classrooms, (5) ignite their students' love of learning with this interactive, educational app for mobile devices,
and (6) have access to a website for ongoing reference and support about educational apps in PK-12 classrooms.

Come to this session to see collaboration in action, and to see the result of this unlikely collaboration. Apps4iSchool is FREE to all educators.

Speakers

Friday June 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Verbena

9:00am

Creating Interactive iPad Lessons
Come prepared with a lesson idea and resources such as photographs, books, videos that support your lesson idea. We will create a fully interactive iPad lesson that can be delivered to students within the hour. YOU MUST BRING YOUR LAPTOP TOO. If you don't have an idea I will lead through how to build an easy lesson you can use as a model.

In order to facilitate this session please download the free app Activity Spot before attending. 

Speakers
avatar for Katherine Page Burdick

Katherine Page Burdick

Consultant, Page by Page, LLC
Education, interactive museums


Friday June 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Aster

9:00am

Pinterest in Education
Do you have great resources you'd like to combine into engaging lessons? Join national presenter and educational technology expert, Erin Klein, as she walks you through each step of creating a rich lesson. Klein shows how Pinterest can transform the way you gather content, plan your lessons, and deliver the information.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Klein

Erin Klein

Teacher, Author, Presenter, Spotlight
Erin Klein is an award winning educator, national keynote speaker, author, and mother who has been twice selected to serve on the Scholastic, Inc. Top Teaching Team based in New York. Her recent publication, Amazing Grades, was a collaboration with experts from 13 countries around the world. She travels the country speaking about the power of student voice, how meaningful technology integration can enhance learning experiences, and the impact... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Canyon III

9:00am

The Technology Integrator - Why, Who, & How
Are you looking to become or hire an EdTech integrator? What's the difference between 'integrator' and other terms such as 'innovator' and 'facilitator?' What does the job description entail? Are they the same everywhere? How does it fit within the IT role, and should it?
Having a helping hand to aide with the use of technology in schools is not only a good idea, it is necessary. Felix Jacomino leads a team of three full-time Technology Innovators at his school of 300 students and 30 teachers. His school has had much success with their 1:1 iPad implementation due greatly in part to this high integrator to teacher ratio.
Whether you are a current EdTech support person, a school or district administrator, technology director, or a classroom teacher thinking about venturing into an EdTech support role, you will want to attend this informative session. We will explore 'why' this position is integral to any school, 'who' is the right person for such a position, and 'how' to most effectively leverage the integrator's skills to see positive results in teaching and learning.
Budgetary considerations will also be addressed so bring your questions and be ready to share your experience with others.

Speakers
avatar for Felix Jacomino

Felix Jacomino

Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Felix is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida and he is the host of Miami Device. He has gained much attention due to hard work by his team, enthusiastic teachers, supportive administration, and excellent professional development. As an educator, Felix quickly learned the importance of sharing what works well in the classroom. Becoming part of a professional learning network (PLN) became... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Canyon I

9:00am

Young Writers Can Do Big Things
In the early grades, talking and drawing can provide children with a natural pathway to writing. In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore and create with digital tools that can enhance the pathway to becoming a writer for our youngest learners. Join Sara to explore tools that can be implemented in your classrooms immediately and show that young writers can do big things.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Martinez Crawford

Sara Martinez Crawford

Technology Project Director, AZK12
Sara Martinez Crawford, EdD is the Technology Project Director for the Arizona K12 Center where she oversees and conducts technology professional development, technology conferences, and their Lesson2Life and New Global Citizens programs. Prior to working at the Arizona K12 Center, she was a Professional Development and Standards Coordinator for Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA). Sara also worked in the Cartwright Elementary school... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Indigo

9:00am

 Watch and Wearables - Ready for the Classroom?
In early 2015, The TAFE English Language and Literacy Service based in Queensland, Australia, will become potentially the first organisation to run a classroom trial of the  Watch, with direction provided by mLearning pioneer Jonathan Nalder. But why? What could possibly justify the expense and investment in an untried device? And what can wearables mean for learning beyond just adding more data to that already collected on students? Come along to this session to explore question and share your own experience as we together seek to find out if wearables are ready for the classroom, or if the classroom is ready for them.

This session will involve an overview of the TELLS  Watch trial - its justification and learning plan. But it will also involve attendees in a discussion around the benefits and pitfalls of wearable technology, in particular the increased data collection that becomes possible, and enable all present to together formulate a plan of attack that avoids outright banning wearable devices and instead seeks to engage with them before they begin appearing in large numbers in classes anyway.

http://jnxyz.education/wearablesedu
http://wear2learn.info  

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Nalder

Jonathan Nalder

Senior Education Consultant Digital Learning, TELLS TAFE Qld
The common theme "education matters" has directed Jonathan Nalder's journey from being a learning support teacher willing to experiment with mobile devices to improve student outcomes. He received Smart Classrooms (Queensland) and Learning without Frontiers (United Kingdom) Innovation awards, as a One Laptop per Child and Indigenous Education Project Officer. Currently, he holds positions as a Senior Educational Consultant for TAFE Queensland... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Finger Rock

10:00am

Morning Snack Break
Friday June 12, 2015 10:00am - 10:15am
Arizona Deck and Foyer

10:15am

Coding as Easy as 1, 2, 3
Does the word "Coding" send shivers up your spine or bring you out in a sweat? In this session Jenny will have you coding and enjoying coding. You'll have "Ah ha!" moments as Jenny starts with hands on coding via the use of beebots and then goes to iPads for more coding difficulties. Once you know how coding works you can reach for the sky. We'll get into Hopscotch, Cargo-Bot, Daisy the Dinosaur and Pyonkee.. Participants will leave as coding ninjas looking for their next challenge!

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Ashby

Jenny Ashby

teacher, Epsom PS
Jenny Ashby has over 30 years classroom experience. She has been an innovator in using technology in the classroom from wifi in 2000 to iPods and iPads. Jenny is willing to go where no one else has and try to do things differently to make a difference. She has participated in the DEECD State iPad trial and presents at State, National and Global Ed Conferences. Jenny is also the past President and a founding member of Slide2Learn. Learning and... Read More →
avatar for Katherine Page Burdick

Katherine Page Burdick

Consultant, Page by Page, LLC
Education, interactive museums


Friday June 12, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Aster

10:15am

Geo-Maps for Geo-Literacy
A Geo-Map media project can include text, hyperlinks, images, and videos connected to locations on virtual maps. Geo-Map projects can provide windows into events, concepts, places and stories which join disparate media elements into a cohesive digital narrative. Come learn how to use Google Map resources to start creating Geo-Maps and having your students create Geo-Maps to show what they know using multimedia combined with powerful, digital geographic tools!
http://wfryer.me/gmap

Speakers
avatar for Wes Fryer

Wes Fryer

Director of Technology, Casady School
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly "EdTech Situation Room" webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and is co-leading an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students in fall 2016 with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Canyon I

10:15am

How to Create Widgets and Bring Interactivity to the Classroom
Although the use of iPads in schools is quickly becoming mainstream,we have not reached its educational potential yet, all too often using the iPad as a static gadget.
BookWidgets is an app that empowers teachers to create and distribute interactive exercises for iPad in minutes. With no training, using over 30 activity types from our Widget Library (e.g. crossword puzzles, worksheets, interactive charts & plots etc), teachers can set up tailored exercises that can be automatically graded.

In this workshop, you will experience hands-on how easy it is to create your own exercises, using our iPad app or on your laptop using our website.
You will learn:
-How to quickly create interactive widgets
-How to share them with your students
-How to collect student work in your BookWidgets account
-How to review, grade and provide feedback on student work

Come see for yourself how you can unleash the educational potential of the iPad, resulting in more engaged and highly motivated students.

Speakers
avatar for Bart Buckinx

Bart Buckinx

Managing Partner, BookWidgets
Bart Buckinx, the son of a French language professor and a primary schoolteacher, was born and raised in an educational environment. Working in the graphical art market for 20 years, he has gained great experience as a trainer and instructor. He explains new technology to novice, as well as experienced users, introducing new tools and applying them to real-life situations in a classroom setting. Buckinx joined the startup BookWidgets as a... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Verbena

10:15am

Instagram and Infopics for Learning and Pleasure
Instagram and Infopics for learning and pleasure

The truism that a picture is worth a thousand words has met its match with Instagram. It’s the indie app that sold for $1 billion and is now a top 3 social network with tens of millions of videos & images-as-communication posted each week. This rise has been fuelled by the camera phone which means that anyone with free or cheap apps can experience the joy of easily editing and enhancing their footage. But what does it mean for education? And how can you learn to create #infopics to participate in this new era of visual communication?

What will we cover?
How is Instagram used (for images and video)?
What are Infopics?
What editing options should I use?
How can I integrate infopics with learning?

http://instagram.com/p/wV1zxXEZ29/?modal=true
https://twitter.com/jnxyz/status/490151225208213505/photo/1 
https://twitter.com/jnxyz/status/484119005934796801/photo/1 

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Nalder

Jonathan Nalder

Senior Education Consultant Digital Learning, TELLS TAFE Qld
The common theme "education matters" has directed Jonathan Nalder's journey from being a learning support teacher willing to experiment with mobile devices to improve student outcomes. He received Smart Classrooms (Queensland) and Learning without Frontiers (United Kingdom) Innovation awards, as a One Laptop per Child and Indigenous Education Project Officer. Currently, he holds positions as a Senior Educational Consultant for TAFE Queensland... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Finger Rock

10:15am

Let’s Get Digital, with Storytelling
Let’s get digital, with storytelling. Discover how digital tools and brain research can intertwine to help students create memorable and engaging stories. Participants in this session will explore how the brain learns and stores information and how that can be applied to story telling. The techniques used during this session can be immediately implemented in classrooms with students from kindergarten to high school.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Martinez Crawford

Sara Martinez Crawford

Technology Project Director, AZK12
Sara Martinez Crawford, EdD is the Technology Project Director for the Arizona K12 Center where she oversees and conducts technology professional development, technology conferences, and their Lesson2Life and New Global Citizens programs. Prior to working at the Arizona K12 Center, she was a Professional Development and Standards Coordinator for Maricopa County Education Service Agency (MCESA). Sara also worked in the Cartwright Elementary school... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Indigo

10:15am

Personalize Instruction for All Learners & Create a Brain-Friendly, Blended Learning Space
Klein will share creative ways you can organize your classroom and create unique spaces, all in the service of helping children learn. Hear about the fundamental elements of creating a space that is developmentally appropriate, personalized, brain-friendly, and future ready, for today’s learners.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Klein

Erin Klein

Teacher, Author, Presenter, Spotlight
Erin Klein is an award winning educator, national keynote speaker, author, and mother who has been twice selected to serve on the Scholastic, Inc. Top Teaching Team based in New York. Her recent publication, Amazing Grades, was a collaboration with experts from 13 countries around the world. She travels the country speaking about the power of student voice, how meaningful technology integration can enhance learning experiences, and the impact... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Canyon III

10:15am

The Existence of Resistance
Have you ever wondered how to begin working with teachers who don't use Google nor any of the products you do? Do you use Google products extensively and want others to join you? Need a plan as a foundation that you can tweak for yourself? Join this session and see what you can do to support teachers move toward using Google Apps for Education features and leave the Resistance.

Speakers
avatar for Rodney Turner

Rodney Turner

TIS, RTEC
Rodney Turner is an Technology Integration Specialist in the Glendale Elementary School District #40. He has been a teacher in the district for more than 12 years. Currently, he supports teachers use mobile devices and Web 2.0 tools effectively. As the GAFE admin of the district, he works to keep up with the nuances of the system and needs of students and teachers. | | Professional Development and Mobile Learning Tools... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Murphey

11:30am

Build: A 'Theory of Everything' for Education, Built Together
What is the Build theory? It starts with a blank page, then a discussion, a brainstorm, some key advice from research, and then diverges into a personal plan that can become the foundation for which every audience member can build the rest of their digital strategy upon. Why centre on only one concept or idea when a keynote or workshop session using the Build theory can help your conference attendees learn how to use their existing building blocks in better ways.
Session is highly interactive using everything from sticky notes, to apps, to polls and digital sketchbooks.

Rather than just following a traditional powerpoint, this presentation sees attendees sketching, drawing on paper and sticking it up there ideas for all to see. These notes are then scanned live and displayed to all ahead of a poll that sees everyone collaborating and voting. The final section encompasses reflection time for people to refine their own vision and record it for future planning.

http://voice.adobe.com/v/VBWY6zBAiu8

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Nalder

Jonathan Nalder

Senior Education Consultant Digital Learning, TELLS TAFE Qld
The common theme "education matters" has directed Jonathan Nalder's journey from being a learning support teacher willing to experiment with mobile devices to improve student outcomes. He received Smart Classrooms (Queensland) and Learning without Frontiers (United Kingdom) Innovation awards, as a One Laptop per Child and Indigenous Education Project Officer. Currently, he holds positions as a Senior Educational Consultant for TAFE Queensland... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Finger Rock

11:30am

How to be in Two Places at Once
You are on social media, ie, Twitter, Facebook, G+, Instagram. You read blogs, listen to podcasts, and get all kinds of emails from educational sources. Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Don't know how to balance all of it? Take a peek at the inner workings of someone who has tried to do it all before and failed miserably. Learn ways to streamline your consumption of social and increase your production of media.

Speakers
avatar for Rodney Turner

Rodney Turner

TIS, RTEC
Rodney Turner is an Technology Integration Specialist in the Glendale Elementary School District #40. He has been a teacher in the district for more than 12 years. Currently, he supports teachers use mobile devices and Web 2.0 tools effectively. As the GAFE admin of the district, he works to keep up with the nuances of the system and needs of students and teachers. | | Professional Development and Mobile Learning Tools... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Murphey

11:30am

How Will You Know?
How will you know students have learned what they are taught? In this session, participants will explore a variety of assessments and how different types of media can be used to asses student learning. Participants will consider both formative and summative assessments as well as how these can be designed to include process skills. Teachers will add new assessment tools to their bag of tricks when exploring Kahoot, Socrative, Google Forms, Classflow, and Plickers. These tools range in use with only one device all the way to a one to one classroom. This session is designed for both novice and experienced techies.

Speakers
avatar for Rosy Escandon

Rosy Escandon

Educational Consultant, Rosy Escandon
Rosy Escandon is an Educational Consultant specializing in professional development and technology integration to meet the instructional needs of at-promise students. Escandon received her bachelor's degree in special education, master's in curriculum and instruction and is currently working on a dissertation to complete a doctorate in educational leadership. Her teaching career was spent in the Cartwright School District where she taught... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Aster

11:30am

Mobile Digital Publishing
Learn new ways Digital Publishing can and should be done. With the Digital Age hitting us so quickly, who has time to think how the way we used to do things should be done now? Discussion with APA vs. MLA standards and with how information should be shared, managed and organized. It's the class you've always needed but never had.

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Smith

Bryan Smith

Library Media Specialist, PVUSD
Bryan Smith is a certified K-8 teacher who has taught introductory and advanced computers to students in grades first through eighth. An Arizona native, he has attended DeVry Institute of Technology and has gained 31 years of computer experience. He graduated summa cum laude from SouthWestern College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education. Currently, Bryan teaches Video Production at Mountain Trail Middle School, is the Library... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Indigo

11:30am

Seek & Ye Shall Find: 21st Century Research
When was the last time you used a card catalog? What about searched microfiche? Research has changed, but it is still a crucial skill, and perhaps even more relevant today, where Google puts answers at our fingertips (not to mention the digital research requirements of Common Core). However, have you ever seen a student Google something like “cars?” As much as they have the option to learn an unfathomable amount of information with Google, they’re drowning in all the options.

While we shouldn’t take the options away, we can tell them how to be more efficient in their searches and read their sources with a more critical eye. In this session, participants will spend the majority of the time analyzing how a search is completed, from forming a useful research question, to refining a search, to assessing who is giving the information. Relevant to all devices. Primarily targeted at grades 5+.

Speakers
avatar for Dierdre Shetler

Dierdre Shetler

Technology Teacher, Cartwright School District
Dierdre Shetler is a middle school technology teacher in a low-income district in Phoenix, AZ. She has taught grades 6-8 in the regular classroom, as well as in the computer lab setting. She is passionate about teaching teachers how to use technology. In her spare time, she coordinates Edcamp Phoenix, because what teachers have to say matters! | | Session resources: https://prezi.com/5sf4ypicljre/anatomy-of-a-search/


Friday June 12, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Verbena

11:30am

Sosumi - Design Matters
Designing, whether it is designing an app - or anything for that matter - is a vitally important part of creating something new. This session focuses on design changes and how mobile is redefining how we create, share, and what developing apps can do for the skill sets of all of our kids.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

CEO, Breakout EDU
Adam Bellow is one of today’s leading speakers on educational technology and infusing technology to aid school reformation. He is the founder of both eduTecher and eduClipper. In addition to these free resources, Adam launched the popular Change the World student-focused charity campaign. Bellow was honored by ISTE in 2010 as an emerging leader and then again in 2011 when he was named Outstanding Young Educator of the year. In 2014 he was a... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Canyon I

11:30am

Worth 1,000 Words: Finding and Designing Visuals for Your Projects
Today’s teachers and students have access to an unprecedented number of free images. There’s no need to pilfer them from a Google search when you know where to look for good public domain and creative commons photographs, clipart, and symbols.

The purpose of this session to is promote the use of images to illustrate ideas. You will become familiar with resources for finding copyright-friendly images, and learn some tips for designing your own visuals. It doesn’t matter what kind of computer or device you’re using because the online image libraries are web-based and work on Windows, Mac, Chromebook, iPad, and Android. While specific design apps might not be available for all platforms, alternative apps will be mentioned that can accomplish similar tasks.

Visuals are a powerful and effective way to share your message or tell your story. Developing the ability to choose or create images can help students learn to communicate in today’s increasingly visual world. By choosing or creating their own images, students can better interpret the visual media they come in contact with. Using images helps grab attention, especially on social media, and well designed visuals can convey big ideas quickly. That’s why projects that incorporate visuals are more appealing to an audience. Furthermore, visuals can certainly help teacher's improve their instruction and can make communication with parents and students more effective.

Participants in this session learn by critiquing examples, seeing demonstrations, and hearing think-alouds. The online handout includes links to libraries of public domain and Creative Commons images. The handout also has video tutorials and helpful resources so that you have a reference when you try out the tools after the session.

So, do you want to feel good about the images you take from the internet? Do you want to learn how you can use your own images to create visuals that have enormous impact (even if you don’t consider yourself artistic)? Then this session is for you! After all, using compelling visuals can help teachers and students craft spectacular projects.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →



Friday June 12, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Canyon III

12:30pm

Lunch
Friday June 12, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Grand Ballroom

1:45pm

One More Thing...
Let's explore how far we have come and where we are headed with our mobile technology. This session will look at the evolution of education, culture, design, and ways we have and can further influence all three with our increasingly amazing mobile technology.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

CEO, Breakout EDU
Adam Bellow is one of today’s leading speakers on educational technology and infusing technology to aid school reformation. He is the founder of both eduTecher and eduClipper. In addition to these free resources, Adam launched the popular Change the World student-focused charity campaign. Bellow was honored by ISTE in 2010 as an emerging leader and then again in 2011 when he was named Outstanding Young Educator of the year. In 2014 he was a... Read More →


Friday June 12, 2015 1:45pm - 2:35pm
Grand Ballroom

2:35pm

Closing
Friday June 12, 2015 2:35pm - 3:00pm
Grand Ballroom