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Saturday, November 12
 

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

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 EST
D301
  PC Lab

8:30am EST

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 EST
C314
  PC Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Resources

Visual Guide

Agenda


Speakers

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

1:45pm EST

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


Speakers

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

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

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