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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

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

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)

 

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

8:30am EST

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.

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Handout


Speakers

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

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. 

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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!

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Prezi

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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

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.

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Presentation



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

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

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.

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Handout


Speakers

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

11:15am EST

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.

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Handout


Speakers

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

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)


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Speakers

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

11:15am EST

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 EST
D303
  Mac Lab

11:15am EST

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.

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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... Read More →


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

11:15am EST

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.

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Visual Guide

Agenda


Speakers

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

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

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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.  

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Speakers

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

12:45pm EST

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

Vice President, CT3
Max is a life-long learner-sharer who started his career in education nearly twenty years ago as a middle school teacher in Washington, DC. As an educator, he has worn the hats of department coordinator for World Language, Fine Arts, and also served as a SmartLab Facilitator. Both... Read More →


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

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.

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Speakers

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

12:45pm EST

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.

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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... Read More →


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

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

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 EST
A313

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

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

Vice President, CT3
Max is a life-long learner-sharer who started his career in education nearly twenty years ago as a middle school teacher in Washington, DC. As an educator, he has worn the hats of department coordinator for World Language, Fine Arts, and also served as a SmartLab Facilitator. Both... Read More →


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