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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

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 EST
A312
  Classroom

8:30am EST

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 EST
A306
  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

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 EST
D303
  Mac Lab

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

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

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 EST
A314

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

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

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

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 EST
A311
  Classroom

12:45pm EST

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 EST
A304
  Classroom

12:45pm EST

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 EST
D205
  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

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

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

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 EST
A302
  BYOL

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

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