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Saturday, November 12
 

8:30am

Blogger 101: Creating A Blog

Creating a blog is a wonderful way meet fellow bloggers with like interests.
When you create a blog using blogger, you have a vast amount of widgets and gadgets available for free to really make your blog standout. You can blog about anything you want. You can make your blog private or open to select viewers. You have several options available to you. You can add photos, music and even videos. Blogging is fun, rewarding and the friends you make from others following your blog is second to none. Come on and start your blog today.

Resources

Handout



Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:00am
A303

8:30am

Creating an Electronic Parent-Teacher Information (PTIF) Database using Google Forms
PTIF allows parents/students to provide teachers and administrators updated information by completing a simple form on the website. Upon receipt of the information, staff and administrators can share this information for easy access. Learn how to create, test, and share your own customized PTIF.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:00am
A302

8:30am

Making It Happen with ISIP and istation
Experience how the istation Reading Solution will assist you in Making it Happen to prepare your students to be college and career ready. The istation Reading solution is an automated online system to benchmark and progress monitor K-10 students and frees up teacher instructional time.
From assessment results, Disney quality online interventions are instantly prescribed and delivered. Links are provided for teacher-directed lessons for individual and small group remediation. Educators receive immediate feedback on the results of instruction.
Come learn about the program and sign up to win a subscription for your campus. Door Prizes will also be given at the presentations.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:00am
A311

8:30am

Selecting Language for Low and Mid-Tech Communication Supports

This session focuses on enhancing effective technology integration skills using Safari Montage. Hands-on activities will help teachers learn to navigate the new user interface and features, view the latest content as well as how to use, manage , and present and share rich digital media for classroom use.

Resources

Presentation


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:00am
A304

8:30am

Starbursts of Creativity in the RELA Classroom: Web 2.0 Tools that Motivate Students

Need ideas on projects using technology to make reading and language arts class fun, engaging and exciting? In this session, we will explore various Web 2.0 tools that can be used in reading and language arts, i.e. Edmodo, Glogster, and Domo Animate. Examples of student work will be shared along with rubrics that were used to assess the projects.

Resources

Website


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:00am
A312

8:30am

The Teacher's iPad - Managing Your Classes With Your iPad

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

Resources

Handout

Handout (smaller size file)



Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:00am
A306

8:30am

Using Technology to Support ELL Parents
Attendees will be presented ways technology could be used to support ELL (English Language Learner) students' parents. A variety of programs and web sites and how they could be used will be discussed.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:00am
A305

8:30am

Get SMARTer with the SMART Table Interactive Learning Center

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

Resources

Handout



Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:15am
A314

8:30am

Increase Student Achievement with Assessment Technologies

Discover different ways of using student response systems (SRS) to engage today’s digital natives. Explore aspects of planning a lesson for maximum effectiveness, examine lessons created by other teachers, and discover various tools in the SRS system to maximize student engagement. Gain familiarity with popular teaching strategies and use with student response systems.


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:15am
C305

8:30am

The Collective Brain

Leverage the power of community and learn effective ways to engage and inspire your students. During this session we will explore the ten latest, greatest and most effective resources and strategies shared by teachers of the Discovery Educator Network. You'll leave the session with a ton of new ideas, tools and resources to start using tomorrow in your classroom.

Resources

Presentation (format: Keynote)


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:15am
LH 1

8:30am

Using iPod Touch and iPad apps with Students Who Have Disabilities

In this workshop we will discuss a number of iPod touch and iPad apps that are geared specifically for students with a number of language and cognitive disabilities including autism, dyslexia, language processing and executive function impairments. We will talk about apps that aide with: communication, literacy (book and phonics/spelling), math and number skills, improving social skills (eye gaze, social cues and reminders and video modeling), sensory issues (sensory or calming effect/break), and organization (scheduling, rewards and reminders). Basic iPad information such as how to choose the right app, using your iPad and iPad2 and accessibility features within the iOS system, and iPad peripherals will also be discussed.

Resources

Website - http:\\bit.ly\appsforautism

Handout

 


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:15am
LH 3

8:30am

Waterford Early Learning, Reading and Math/Science PreK-2

Come learn about Waterford Early Learning and the impact for your students in Reading and Math/Science for your earliest learners, PreK-2. The rich multi-media offered in Waterford engages your students and the embedded assessment differentiates their learning to drive student performance and build that important foundation for all learners. See the new correlations to the Common Core and other features and functionality built into the Waterford Early Learning program. Bring all questions and get ready to learn! (Intro Session)

 

RESOURCES

 Presentation


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:15am
A313

8:30am

Using 'Comic Life' in the Classroom

So you have this new software called "Comic Life". You ask yourself, "What purpose would this software serve in my classroom?" Come discover how comics can bring life into the classroom!!!!

Resources

Handout


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:15am
D303

8:30am

Building Classroom Websites

Learn how important a classroom websites is and the steps to create and maintain your own website.


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:15am
D301

8:30am

Edmodo 101

This hands-on experience will introduce you to Edmodo a social learning network. Learn how to get started, add students and parents, post notes, alerts, assignments and polls and practical application for classroom use.


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:15am
C314

8:30am

Engaging ESOL Students with VoiceThread

Voicethread is a valuable, free web 2.0 tool that ESOL teachers can use to promote language learning. Voicethread is a multimedia communication network tool that stores images, documents and videos thus encouraging participants to interact by recording their comments in written or oral format. This is a hands-on learning tool.

Resources

Handout


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:15am
B305

8:30am

Oh The Places We Will Go!: Creating an interactive classroom playground!

Get ready to enhance your classroom! Transform your classroom into an interactive and educational community playground -- Create meaningful, engaging learning experiences for students and parents with a safe and social classroom website. Gain and share exposure to Web 2.0 applications designed to help differentiate learning and instruction.

Resources

Agenda

Website

Planning Guide


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:15am
C202

8:30am

SAFARI Montage New Features and Content

This session focuses on enhancing effective technology integration skills using Safari Montage. Hands-on activities will help teachers learn to navigate the new user interface and features, view the latest content as well as how to use, manage, and present and share rich digital media for classroom use.


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:15am
C102

8:30am

Silent Reading … Tested the Most …Taught the Least

Experience Reading Plus®, a computer-based reading intervention program utilizing innovative technology to provide differentiated, scaffolded silent reading practice for third grade to college level students. Learn how technology structures silent reading practice to improve reading rates, vocabulary, and comprehension. Educators can identify struggling students, target intervention, and measure results.


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:15am
C302

8:30am

Technology and Media with Extended Learning Opportunities

Extended Learning Opportunities are a vital way for struggling students to gain proficiency. Technology and media will be used with various classes, projects and assessments to help students reinforce areas they are struggling in their classes. The session can show how classes, projects and assessments can be modeled for individual student needs.


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:15am
B312

8:30am

Innovative Technology Grant Winner Poster Sessions

Find out what last year's Innovative Technology grant winners are up to. Learn about the purpose of their grants, what they received, target audience, and what they have learned so far through their participation in the implementation of the Grant.


Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:15am
D205

9:20am

Awards & Keynote
Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 9:20am - 11:00am
Auditorium

11:15am

QR Codes…Say Goodbye to Paper

The world is embracing QR (‘quick response’) codes as a means of delivering additional information to patrons via mobile devices. QR codes are two dimensional codes that can be scanned with a mobile device’s camera and a reader application to link to various resources such as a URL, application, or video. This presentation will introduce QR codes and explore how they can allow educators to connect faculty, students and visitors to the information they want at the point of need. Participants will learn how to use and create their own QR Codes. Come learn about the next generation bar codes and see how they can be useful to you. 

Resources

Presentation


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00am
A303

11:15am

Spice It Up with QR Codes

Looking for a fun and constructive way for students to use mobile devices like smart phones and iPads in the classroom? Use QR Codes to leave messages and/or reminders for students, text homework to them, conduct scavenger hunts or direct them to useful sites on the internet!

Resources

Prezi

Handout


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00am
A302

11:15am

You and Web 2.0

In this session you will receive information about several tools that can be used to enhance instruction and/or teacher productivity. You will witness a short demonstration of a few select tools as well as discover various classroom applications.


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00am
A304

11:15am

Data Warehouse - What's New

***** For PGCPS Personnel only*****
Come see what's new with the Performance Management Data Warehouse. The latest release of the warehouse provides central office and school administrators with a variety of new reports including:
• Average Monthly Attendance
• Grades
• Grade Distribution
• Help Desk Information
• Classes Not Taught By Highly Qualified Teachers
• English Language Proficiency Assessments
See how easy it is to access data for developing strategies and produce reports to analyze and track trends.

Resources

Presentation



Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
A305

11:15am

Interactive Whiteboard Centers for Math and Language Arts
This session will focus on designing engaging Interactive Whiteboard centers for students in the areas of Language Arts and Math. These interactive centers allow students to select games from a differentiated menu of choices, addressing interests and learning styles. Educators will walk away with strategies, ideas, and pre-made centers ready to use in the classroom.


Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
A314

11:15am

Oranges to Apples - New to Macs?

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

Resources

Presentation

Presentation (smaller file size)

Using a Mac Handout 


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
A306

11:15am

Schoology: Learning Together with Social Networking
Schoology--Combining social networking with learning management to help you easily create and share academic content with your students in the classroom.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
A311

11:15am

Tapping into Tegrity

Tegrity, a leading lecture capture system, permits teachers and trainers to easily create a mobile learning solution with the simple click of a button. This session will provide an overview of Tegrity, discuss considerations for use, and identify implications for k-12 education.

Resources

Handout


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
A312

11:15am

The Collective Brain

Leverage the power of community and learn effective ways to engage and inspire your students. During this session we will explore the ten latest, greatest and most effective resources and strategies shared by teachers of the Discovery Educator Network. You'll leave the session with a ton of new ideas, tools and resources to start using tomorrow in your classroom.

Resources

Presentation (format: Keynote)

 


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
LH 1

11:15am

Using Filemaker Pro and Performance Matters to Build Your Data Wall

Learn how to create the data cards that are required for a data wall using Performance Matters data and Filemaker Pro. This will enable users to import Performance Matters data directly onto data cards and avoid hand-writing the data.

Resources

Handout


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
A309

11:15am

Using iPod Touch and iPad apps with Students Who Have Disabilities

In this workshop we will discuss a number of iPod touch and iPad apps that are geared specifically for students with a number of language and cognitive disabilities including autism, dyslexia, language processing and executive function impairments. We will talk about apps that aide with communication, e.g., using speech to text, text to speech or icon systems with pictures and sounds. Other areas of focus will include literacy (a wide variety of book apps and phonics/spelling apps), math and number skills, as well as apps that improve social skills (eye gaze, social cues and reminders and video modeling), work on sensory issues (provide a sensory or calming effect/break), and improve or aid organization (scheduling, rewards and reminders). Basic iPad information such as how to choose the right app, using your iPad and iPad2 and accessibility features within the iOS system, and iPad peripherals (cases, keyboard, stylus, etc.) will also be discussed.

Resources

Website - http:\\bit.ly\appsforautism

Handout

 



Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
LH 3

11:15am

Waterford Early Learning, Reading and Math/Science PreK-2

Come learn about Waterford Early Learning and the impact for your students in Reading and Math/Science for your earliest learners, PreK-2. The rich multi-media offered in Waterford engages your students and the embedded assessment differentiates their learning to drive student performance and build that important foundation for all learners. See the new correlations to the Common Core and other features and functionality built into the Waterford Early Learning program. Bring all questions and get ready to learn! (Advanced Session)


RESOURCES

Presentation

 


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
A313

11:15am

Using Technology to improve Reading
The purpose of this session is to enlighten teachers about the integration of technology when teaching reading in the inclusionary classroom. In classrooms of the 21st century, the challenge is to find technology to help students in the diverse classroom. Integrating technology in the classroom helps to engage students in learning and access the curriculum.


Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
D303

11:15am

Destiny - your school's library catalog

This presentation will introduce parents and teachers to the research resources provided by school libraries. We will review the multiple databases subscribed by the school system as well as the databases accessible thanks to the public libraries. The federated search engine, One Search, available through school catalogs will also be explored.

Resources

Printable Brochure

OPAC Tutorial (courtesy Joe Krainer, B.Tasker MS)



Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
D301

11:15am

Establishing a Safe Internet Environment at Your School.

Explore online resources that help students and teachers understand the risks they might encounter on the internet. Visit sites that share strategies users can implement to avoid and react to risks they might encounter. Student Internet contracts you can use in your classroom will be shared.

Resources

Handout


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
C302

11:15am

How can I use Performance Matters FAST data reports?

This hands-on presentation will focus on how the results from the PGCPS FAST are displayed in several Performance Matters reports and how these data reports can be used by teachers and administrators to support instruction. This session is designed for elementary and middle school teachers and building-level administrators.

Resources

Handout


Speakers
avatar for Bob Brown

Bob Brown

Avid, Collaboration Architect   Bob Brown is a software architect at Avid, focusing on collaboration technologies. He helps lead the product and technology direction of Pro Tools, Media Composer, and other Avid products. He spends his time researching and prototyping various tools to help media creators work better together. Various technology interests include real time media streaming, asset management, cloud solutions, and user... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
C314

11:15am

Re-Loading Your Toolkit - the Re-mix
Are you looking for tools and tips to actively engage our 21st Century Learner? Learn how to use some free web 2.0 tools to engage 21st century learners, along with some other free interactive resources to power charge your lessons. Participants will be able to see some practical applications of tools to empower users to infuse these tools into their daily lesson delivery.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
B312

11:15am

SAFARI Montage New Features and Content
This session focuses on enhancing effective technology integration skills using Safari Montage. Hands-on activities will help teachers learn to navigate the new user interface and features, view the latest content as well as how tonuse, manage , and present and share rich digital media for classroom use.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
C102

11:15am

Think it, Find it, Go for it
Enliven your classroom and support subject area curriculum with innovative digital learning resources and tools. Find them in a snap with Thinkport and Thinkfinity (T2). This session will show you what, where and how to find the richest, free interactive media and tools on the web along with effective integration strategies that make it all work.


Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
C305

11:15am

Universal Design for Learning in PGCPS

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) helps educators design instruction that enables all learners to gain knowledge, skills and enthusiasm for learning. Come learn about UDL resources available within PGCPS and how to apply UDL principles and guidelines to reduce barriers to the curriculum while maintaining high achievement standards for all.

Resources

Presentation

UDL Guidelines 2.0 Graphic Organizer from CAST 

UDL Guidelines 2.0 list for planning instruction 


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
B305

11:15am

What Else Can Gmail Do? - Use a Variety of Google Apps Tools to Plan Collaboratively

Learn how to use Google Docs to share information, use Google Calendar to organize events, and get an introduction to sharing and organizing information with Google Sites.

Resources

Visual Guide

Agenda


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
C202

11:15am

Innovative Technology Grant Winner Poster Sessions
Find out what last year's Innovative Technology grant winners are up to. Learn about the purpose of their grants, what they received, target audience, and what they have learned so far through their participation in the implementation of the Grant.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm
D205

12:45pm

Creating a Google Site Webpage

As a teacher, student or parent, do you have trouble finding your documents? Do you have problem with remembering your homework and assignments? Is creating another webpage a dilemma because of the so many username and passwords that you’ve got to remember? Creating a Google Site is your answer. It is user-friendly and it can be personalized. Best thing is, it is free. This is a hands-on training so at the end of the session, you will have your very own webpage. Please bring your own laptop to maximize then session. (limited editing ability on iPads)

Resources

Handout 1

Handout 2



Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
A303

12:45pm

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

Learn about useful apps on the iPad. Share your apps. Get help from other users of your apps. Learn new uses, secrets, and ideas - and share yours.

Resources

Handout



Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
A302

12:45pm

Consumer to Creator - The Student as Both the Learner and the Teacher
Students have become producers and publishers of content. How do educators teach someone who is technically proficient, & social media-minded? Come and explore nine free tools you can use tomorrow and one story that will inspire you.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
LH 1

12:45pm

Getting the most out of SMART online resources

Love your SMART board? Whether you are a novice or an expert SMART board user this session will explore the excellent online resources that SMART Technologies offers to help you integrate their products effectively in your classroom. Do you want to download great SMART Notebook lessons, network with other SMART users, get tech help, take online professional development courses or just a quick brush up on your SMART skills? If you haven't been to the SMART website or don't belong to the SMART Exchange you'll want to come to this lecture. A session outline will be provided but lecture/discussion will be modified to suit attendees.

Presentation (Notebook File)

Presentation (PDF)


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
A314

12:45pm

Google Tools to Explore and Engage

Want to learn how to engage your students and reach your parents? Come learn how to use Google Documents to meet the goals of your classroom. Forms and collaborative use will be demonstrated. We will demonstrate ways in which we’ve had success using Google Docs both within our classroom and as it pertains to parental involvement.

Resources

Handout



Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
A311

12:45pm

Movie Making for Every Learner

Have you ever want to do a movie making projects with your students, but thought it was too difficult? Come to this session for some quick tips and tricks to make it work for you. We will also cover some movie alternatives for different types of learners.

Resources

Website (PUWT'11 page)


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
A313

12:45pm

Post It Up

Sticky notes are an easy way to write reminders, ask questions, or make comments to coworkers, parents, committee members and more. Learn the different websites available that allows you to digitally post notes for the same purpose without using one sheet of paper.

Resources

Presentation (as PDF)


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
A312

12:45pm

Reaching A High Score: How turning my curriculum into a game increased student achievement.

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

 

Resources

Class Website - This website covers the information I give to my technology students with my current 9 week curriculum. It includes an overview of my grading policies and many lessons.  

Presentation


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
A304

12:45pm

SAFARI Montage New Features and Content
See the expanded content available to elementary students on SAFARI Montage, including 1,000 new videos and over 15,000 images. Teachers will experience the new SAFARI Montage interface, expanded features, as well as review basic functionality of how to find and use digital content, and best practices for implementing a digital curriculum.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
LH 3

12:45pm

Study Skills in Kurzweil 3000
Learn about study skills tools and strategies incorporated in the Kurzweil 3000 program. Use Kurzweil to proofread papers, highlight text, map ideas, create outlines and column notes, develop study guides, and convert files to audio files. See how technology can be used to improve study skills.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
A305

12:45pm

Technology and Physical Activity

Currently our nation is facing a serious health crises. Many of our children are over weight and are not living an active lifestyle. They spend way too much time on the computer and in front of the TV. It is time to motivate our children so they incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. This session will provide family members, educators and students with an opportunity to experiment with novel technological based tools used to promote physical activity instead of more traditional exercise modalities in order to improve physical fitness levels.

Resources

Handout


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
D205

12:45pm

Technology Transforms the Autism Classroom

Learning in special needs classrooms can be greatly enhanced with the appropriate technology. Review fascinating research about visual learning in students with autism, and learn about software and apps that can improve behavior and outcomes for many types of disabilities, in addition to maximizing hardware and infrastructure investments.

Resources

Handout

 


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
A306

12:45pm

Kids Inspiring Kids Through Destiny
The session will help teachers engage students in reading books from their school library and then creating book review and video Podcast in the online PGCPS circulation system, Destiny. Available from school and home, this venue allows classmates, as well as teachers, Media Specialists and students across the county to share reviews with one another.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
D303

12:45pm

21 Ways to Reach Today's Learner with Discovery Education STREAMING
Videos, articles, images, oh my! Come to this session to explore a cornucopia of creative integration strategies for using Discovery Education media to motivate students, engage higher order thinking, support retention and transfer, and achieve curriculum learning goals.

Speakers
avatar for Max Brooks

Max Brooks

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


Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
C102

12:45pm

Get Down with Google Docs

Get hands on experience in how to make Google Docs work for you. Make and share collections between staff, departments and students

Resources

Presentation


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
C305

12:45pm

Glogster for Primary Grades
Are you looking for a fun way to assess students' learning? Are you tired of grading large posters and storing them? Welcome to Glogster. Learn how to teach students a new way of showing what they have learned by using fun creative images. ...A poster online, what a wonderful thing!

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
C202

12:45pm

Making It Happen
Explore four Internet-delivered reading and intervention components with proven results in PGCPS. Have a hands-on experience and learn how several PG campuses reached their AYP goals. Navigate through computer adaptive testing with a program that automatically places students in their own individualized learning paths. See how the five key areas of reading are threaded carefully through explicit, direct and systematic interactive curriculum with Disney quality animation and graphics. Examine computer generated, real time reports that provide documentation for RtI. We can help you Make It Happen for your students!

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
D301

12:45pm

Managing All Digital Resources Effective, Efficiently and Easily
Please join Learning.com to learn how to set up a FREE Learning.com account and manage all of your digital resources. All participants will leave with a free classroom account that they will be able to add students to and provide transdisciplinary instructional materials for their students. Maximize all current digital resources and learn about new FREE resources. For K-12 teachers.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
B312

12:45pm

Using a Virtual Room for Instruction, Conferencing, and Webinars

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

Resources

Presentation


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm
C302

12:45pm

Have Fun Learning Music Education With Your Children on The Internet!

Take part in a workshop that will visit safe websites for students in Music Education. The Internet is loaded with sites where students can reinforce Music skills learned in the classroom. Share the learning experience using games, quizzes, and exciting music activities. Best of all-take the fun home with you!

Resources

Presentation


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 2:30pm
B305

12:45pm

Performance Matters Graduation Status Report

The new Maryland graduation testing requirements have been reflected in the Graduation Status report in Performance matters. This session, designed for high school teachers and administrators, will demonstrate how these new changes are displayed in this important report.

Resources

Handout


Speakers
avatar for Bob Brown

Bob Brown

Avid, Collaboration Architect   Bob Brown is a software architect at Avid, focusing on collaboration technologies. He helps lead the product and technology direction of Pro Tools, Media Composer, and other Avid products. He spends his time researching and prototyping various tools to help media creators work better together. Various technology interests include real time media streaming, asset management, cloud solutions, and user... Read More →


Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 2:30pm
C314

1:45pm

Apple Bites - Using Your MacBook Pro

New to Apple? Already a knowledgeable user but looking for new tips, shortcuts, uses, apps and ideas? Share what you know with others. Learn a new use or feature.

Resources

Handout

Using a Mac


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A302

1:45pm

Consumer to Creator - The Student as Both the Learner and the Teacher
I would like to do this session twice. Students have become producers and publishers of content. How do educators teach someone who is technically proficient, & social media-minded? Come and explore nine free tools you can use tomorrow and one story that will inspire you.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm
LH 1

1:45pm

Creating a Virtual Google School Hub

This session will introduce an easy to use template that schools can customize for a staff collaboration site. The site serves as a central hub of all school resources that streamlines procedures; collects and summarizes data; and fosters greater collaboration. The session will also cover strategies for effectively implementing the sites at schools.

Resources

Presentation

Google form for parent contact

Sample Site

Team Template


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Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A306

1:45pm

Integrating Classroom Performance Systems with Other Assessment Tools

Teachers use many resources to construct their evaluations. Have you tried using them with Classroom Performance System? Learn how to use non-CPS software to construct assessments and effective exercise design that works well with the Classroom Performance System.

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Presentation


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A305

1:45pm

SAFARI Montage New Features and Content
See the expanded content available to elementary students on SAFARI Montage, including 1,000 new videos and over 15,000 images. Teachers will experience the new SAFARI Montage interface, expanded features, as well as review basic functionality of how to find and use digital content, and best practices for implementing a digital curriculum.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm
LH 3

1:45pm

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

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A314

1:45pm

Symbaloo and You

Participants will be introduced to Symbaloo and several educational applications. Learn how to use Symbaloo as a Personal Learning Environment/Network, for bookmarks, and for presentations (lesson plans).

Resources

Handout

Link to a Symbaloo


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A304

1:45pm

The Copier and You
Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm
D205

1:45pm

Tools for promoting the academic achievement of your child
Get more information and instruction for using web based tools to promote academic achievement for your child. The following tools will be covered: SchoolMAX Family Portal, Classroom Teacher Google Sites, Online Textbooks, Online Maryland School Assessment/High School Assessment Practice.


Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A313

1:45pm

Web 2.0 Tools for Parents

This session focuses on enhancing effective technology integration skills using Safari Montage. Learn to navigate the new user interface and features, view the latest content as well as how to use, manage, and present and share rich digital media for classroom use.

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Handout

Presentation

 



Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm
A312

1:45pm

Terrific Tools for Reading and Math

Participants will learn about popular free web tools and ways to implement them into elementary reading and math instruction. The tools participants will explore and create products using Voicethread and Edmodo.

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Presentation



Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm
D303

1:45pm

Creating and Tracking a School-wide Culture of Math Using Free Online Gaming Platform
Want to create a culture of high math achievement on students' terms? Using a free online platform for rigorous math games aligned to the Common Core, we will walk through all aspects of the platform, from the games themselves to the tracking of student progress.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C202

1:45pm

Making It Happen
Explore four Internet-delivered reading and intervention components with proven results in PGCPS. Have a hands-on experience and learn how several PG campuses reached their AYP goals. Navigate through computer adaptive testing with a program that automatically places students in their own individualized learning paths. See how the five key areas of reading are threaded carefully through explicit, direct and systematic interactive curriculum with Disney quality animation and graphics. Examine computer generated, real time reports that provide documentation for RtI. We can help you Make It Happen for your students!

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm
D301

1:45pm

Managing All Digital Resources Effective, Efficiently and Easily
Please join Learning.com to learn how to set up a FREE Learning.com account and manage all of your digital resources. All participants will leave with a free classroom account that they will be able to add students to and provide transdisciplinary instructional materials for their students. Maximize all current digital resources and learn about new FREE resources. For K-12 teachers.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm
B312

1:45pm

Reaching All Students: Using the DE STREAMING Builders and My Classrooms to Provide Targeted Content
During this session, you will learn how to put the power of learning at the fingertips of your students through Discovery Education’s Student Center. In this interactive, hands-on session, you will explore how educators can use Discovery Education’s media, interactive builder tools, and more to reach different learners while fostering the creating mind.

Speakers
avatar for Max Brooks

Max Brooks

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


Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C102

1:45pm

Technology to Support Universal Design for Learning
Universal Design for Learning helps create a classroom which is assessable to all students with various learning styles and needs. This session will focus on many websites which can support all types of learners.


Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm
C305