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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

Selecting Language for Low and Mid-Tech Communication Supports

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.

Resources

Presentation


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:00am EST
A304
  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

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

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

Using iPod Touch and iPad apps with Students Who Have Disabilities

In this workshop we will discuss a number of iPod touch and iPad apps that are geared specifically for students with a number of language and cognitive disabilities including autism, dyslexia, language processing and executive function impairments. We will talk about apps that aide with: communication, literacy (book and phonics/spelling), math and number skills, improving social skills (eye gaze, social cues and reminders and video modeling), sensory issues (sensory or calming effect/break), and organization (scheduling, rewards and reminders). Basic iPad information such as how to choose the right app, using your iPad and iPad2 and accessibility features within the iOS system, and iPad peripherals will also be discussed.

Resources

Website - http:\\bit.ly\appsforautism

Handout

 


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:15am EST
LH 3
  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

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.

Resources

Presentation



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

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

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.

Resources

Handout


Speakers

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

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.

Resources

Handout


Speakers

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

11:15am EST

Using iPod Touch and iPad apps with Students Who Have Disabilities

In this workshop we will discuss a number of iPod touch and iPad apps that are geared specifically for students with a number of language and cognitive disabilities including autism, dyslexia, language processing and executive function impairments. We will talk about apps that aide with communication, e.g., using speech to text, text to speech or icon systems with pictures and sounds. Other areas of focus will include literacy (a wide variety of book apps and phonics/spelling apps), math and number skills, as well as apps that improve social skills (eye gaze, social cues and reminders and video modeling), work on sensory issues (provide a sensory or calming effect/break), and improve or aid organization (scheduling, rewards and reminders). Basic iPad information such as how to choose the right app, using your iPad and iPad2 and accessibility features within the iOS system, and iPad peripherals (cases, keyboard, stylus, etc.) will also be discussed.

Resources

Website - http:\\bit.ly\appsforautism

Handout

 



Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm EST
LH 3
  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

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

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

Movie Making for Every Learner

Have you ever want to do a movie making projects with your students, but thought it was too difficult? Come to this session for some quick tips and tricks to make it work for you. We will also cover some movie alternatives for different types of learners.

Resources

Website (PUWT'11 page)


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
A313
  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

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

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

Study Skills in Kurzweil 3000
Learn about study skills tools and strategies incorporated in the Kurzweil 3000 program. Use Kurzweil to proofread papers, highlight text, map ideas, create outlines and column notes, develop study guides, and convert files to audio files. See how technology can be used to improve study skills.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
A305
  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

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

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

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

Integrating Classroom Performance Systems with Other Assessment Tools

Teachers use many resources to construct their evaluations. Have you tried using them with Classroom Performance System? Learn how to use non-CPS software to construct assessments and effective exercise design that works well with the Classroom Performance System.

Resources

Presentation


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm EST
A305
  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

The Copier and You
Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm EST
D205
  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

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