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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

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

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 EST
A305
  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)

 

RESOURCES

 Presentation


Speakers

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

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

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 EST
C302

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

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

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 EST
D301
  PC Lab

11:15am EST

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 EST
C302
  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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

Resources

Handout


Speakers
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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

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.

Resources

Handout

Presentation

 



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

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

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 EST
C305
  PC Lab