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Saturday, November 12
 

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

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

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.

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Agenda

Website

Planning Guide


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 8:30am - 9:15am EST
C202
  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

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

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

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

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.

Resources

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

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

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 tonuse, manage , and present and share rich digital media for classroom use.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 11:15am - 12:00pm EST
C102
  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.

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Visual Guide

Agenda


Speakers

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

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Presentation


Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
C305
  PC Lab

12:45pm EST

Glogster for Primary Grades
Are you looking for a fun way to assess students' learning? Are you tired of grading large posters and storing them? Welcome to Glogster. Learn how to teach students a new way of showing what they have learned by using fun creative images. ...A poster online, what a wonderful thing!

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 12:45pm - 1:30pm EST
C202
  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

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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Presentation


Speakers

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

1:45pm EST

Creating and Tracking a School-wide Culture of Math Using Free Online Gaming Platform
Want to create a culture of high math achievement on students' terms? Using a free online platform for rigorous math games aligned to the Common Core, we will walk through all aspects of the platform, from the games themselves to the tracking of student progress.

Speakers

Saturday November 12, 2011 1:45pm - 2:30pm EST
C202
  PC Lab

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

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