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Saturday, November 12
 

8:30am EST

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 EST
A311
  Classroom

8:30am EST

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 EST
A314
  Classroom

8:30am EST

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 EST
C305
  Classroom

8:30am EST

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 EST
LH 1
  Classroom

8:30am EST

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 EST
A313
  Classroom

8:30am EST

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 EST
C202
  PC Lab

8:30am EST

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 EST
C102

8:30am EST

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 EST
B312
  PC Lab

11:15am EST

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 EST
A303
  BYOL

11:15am EST

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 EST
A302
  BYOL

11:15am EST

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 EST
A304
  Classroom

11:15am EST

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 EST
A306
  Classroom

11:15am EST

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 EST
A311
  Classroom

11:15am EST

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 EST
LH 1
  Classroom

11:15am EST

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 EST
A313
  Classroom

11:15am EST

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 EST
B312
  PC Lab

11:15am EST

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 EST
C102
  PC Lab

11:15am EST

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 EST
C305
  PC Lab

11:15am EST

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 EST
B305
  PC Lab

12:45pm EST

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 EST
A303
  BYOL

12:45pm EST

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 EST
A302
  BYOL

12:45pm EST

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 EST
LH 1
  Classroom

12:45pm EST

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 EST
A314

12:45pm EST

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 EST
A312
  Classroom

12:45pm EST

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 EST
LH 3
  Classroom

12:45pm EST

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 EST
A306
  Classroom

12:45pm EST

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 EST
D303
  Mac Lab

12:45pm EST

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 EST
C305
  PC Lab

12:45pm EST

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 EST
D301
  PC Lab

12:45pm EST

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
avatar for Kathy Scott

Kathy Scott

Territory Manager, Lexia
Learning.com


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

12:45pm EST

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 EST
C302
  PC Lab

12:45pm EST

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 EST
B305
  Workshop

1:45pm EST

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 EST
LH 1
  Classroom

1:45pm EST

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 EST
LH 3
  Classroom

1:45pm EST

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 EST
A314
  Classroom

1:45pm EST

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 EST
A304
  Classroom

1:45pm EST

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 EST
C202
  PC Lab

1:45pm EST

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 EST
D301
  PC Lab

1:45pm EST

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
avatar for Kathy Scott

Kathy Scott

Territory Manager, Lexia
Learning.com


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