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Monday, July 21
 

8:00am

Opening Session
Join us in the opening session in the auditorium as we welcome our guest and hear from speakers leading into our keynote with Chris Lehmann. 

First is our Indiana State Superintendent Glenda Ritz. We are excited to have her as a guest at our conference and we look forward to hearing from her.

Second is out Chrome Ninjas; Hannah, Kolby, and Lilly. Hannah, Kolby, and Lilly are 3 of the 20 members of the Chrome Ninja team atJonathan Jennings Elementary School. They are led by their teacher, Beth Day. Every day these Ninjas explore ways to use technology in their school, help their classmates utilize their Chromebooks, and even assist with training teachers. They also work with other students in the district as a model for schools to develop their own Chrome Ninja team.

Hannah (left) is involved in cheerleading, dance, gymnastics, and 4-H.  Kolby (center), an avid IU fan, is a member of the academic team, student council, and the Charlestown Attack baseball team. Lilly (right) enjoys choir, soccer, swimming, tennis and a good piece of cheesecake.

They are three amazing young people with different interests, but all three can agree on one thing: technology is helping them become better learners and leaders. They like how technology helps them in the writing process and gives them a chance to help others. It’s not the same old, same old. Technology keeps learning new, fun, and engaging.

Speakers
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Chrome Ninjas

Hannah, Kolby, and Lilly are 3 of the 20 members of the Chrome Ninja team at Jonathan Jennings Elementary School. They are led by their teacher, Beth Day. Every day these Ninjas explore ways to use technology in their school, help their classmates utilize their Chromebooks, and even assist with training teachers. They also work with other students in the district as a model for schools to develop their own Chrome Ninja team. | | Hannah (left) is... Read More →


Monday July 21, 2014 8:00am - 8:30am
Auditorium

8:30am

Leading, Learning and the Modern School
In a time of great societal change, schools have had to work hard to re-imagine and re-envision the purpose of school. How can we create learning institutions where all members of the community, students, teachers, and administrators alike see
themselves as active learners? How can we leverage all of the tools at our disposal to transform our schools into ever-evolving communities of practice that enable students to be powerfully engaged in their world today and prepared to be fully realized citizens of the world tomorrow?

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Auditorium

10:00am

Digital Literacy for Leaders: Use your power for good!
What does it mean to be a digital leader? How can you harness the power of free digital tools to ensure that your staff and students are best prepared to perform in a global, collaborative manner? By focusing on leadership to inspire and lead the development of a shared vision for comprehensive technology integration! Participants will also learn ways to sustain a dynamic, digital-age culture, and empower educators to enhance student learning through the infusion of digital technologies and resources.

Throughout this session participants will use collaborative web-based applications; expand their professional learning community; and adopt ways to utilize digital tools in their professional life.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
Auditorium

10:00am

Oh, the Places You'll Go
Participants will learn about virtual field trip opportunities--how to access them, how to join them, how to create their own via Google Hangouts. Small groups of participants will disperse and "tour" Jeffersonville High School and its surroundings as the culminating project.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart

Instructional Coach, Greater Clark County Schools


Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
B101

10:00am

"Data Driven" School Improvement
Student Data Warehouse, one of the Five Modules in Five-Star Technology Solutions Pivot Software, graphically displays class assessment results to help quickly identify areas of weakness in student learning. Longitudinal data assists administrators and teachers in finding trends in student data. All student data conveniently pulled into one report to make preparation for parent/teacher conferences a snap!

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
A101

10:00am

A Whole New Planet
Promethean Planet is a unique teaching, sharing, and support community
with close to 2 million users. In this session you will take a tour of
the Promethean Planet website and learn how to create your own user
account, search for content by subject, skill or grade level, download
resource packs, utilize the forum and view the online help available
through videos, manuals and more!

Speakers
avatar for Elisa Madigan

Elisa Madigan

Education Consultant, Promethean
Elisa Madigan is a native Texan currently living in the Dallas area. She has taught at the elementary level as well as middle and high school levels. She joined Promethean 7 years ago and has delivered professional development across the U.S. as well as supported efforts in Latin America.


Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
D123

10:00am

Indiana Academic Standards, Assessments, and IDOE Support for Educators
Our goal is to provide educators with general information about the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and Mathematics (2014) and assessment. We will also provide a path to resources as educators prepare to teach the new standards.


Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
C109

10:00am

Into the Twittersphere!
An introduction to Twitter, tips on how to grow your PLN, and using Twitter as your personal PD vehicle! Attendees will sign up for Twitter (if needed) and be given resources on how to get the most out of their tweeting experience. We will cover chat schedules, who to follow, and using IFTTT to organize favorites.

Speakers
avatar for JT Cox

JT Cox

Assistant Principal, Greater Clark
Answering questions about what I'm passionate about.


Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
C104

10:00am

Raising Student Achievement and Closing the Gap for All Students using i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction
Participants will learn the basics of i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction and learn how the data generated from the adaptive diagnostic can be used to drive instruction and personalize learning for every student. The adaptive assessment combined with engaging, differentiated instruction has been proven to lead to higher percentages of on-grade-level performance. The session allows participants to dive into assessment results and learn how to use data to make strategic decisions in order to meet school and class goals. Participants will learn to conduct a deep anaylsis of student results, monitor student progress and adjust instruction accordingly. We will also take a look at online lessons, reading and math, that are automatically assigned to students (based upon diagnostic results) for a true blended learning solution.

Moderators
Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
C110

10:00am

Sync Up!
Participants will learn how to access easily exciting digital and traditional resources available through Destiny Library Manager. How to share those resources with members of their learning community to build a dynamic learning platform.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
C123

10:00am

Changing Writing in the 1:1 Classroom
The keyboard isn't the only shortcut/improvement for teachers and students in the 1:1 Chromebook classroom. We will look at apps and extensions that will help you dissect the art of writing so that students are able to work on specific writing skills. Whether the topic is fiction or physics, all students will be able to show their abilities and minimize their disabilities so that educators can direct their instruction in a more time efficient manner.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
C121

10:00am

The Connected Educator
This will be a discussion based on the many facets and advantages of being a connected educator in a digitally connected culture. It will go from the basics of being connected to the development of a Personal Learning Network to personalize each educators learning for personal and professional advancement in education. This will be a guideline to be a Lifelong Learner in a technology-Driven society.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
B123

10:00am

“All In” Blended Learning: Doing Flips Over the New Flipped Classroom
Participants will learn how Zionsville High School uses blended learning to completely flip the PE classroom transforming an historically participation oriented class into a balanced academic/participation educational experience. This innovative approach allowed students to master fitness knowledge they apply during regular physical education classes. Students complete all lessons, assignments, and assessments outside “gym class” turning PE into a lab where students hone fitness habits, explore their personal expressions of fitness, and engage in judgment free physical activity. Blended learning isn’t just for the students. It facilitates individualized learning and measured outcomes so educators can demonstrate “highly effective” compliance with RISE domains. Participants will see blended learning best practices in action that can apply to any subject.

Moderators
Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
C122

10:00am

eLearning 101
The student should be at the center of every decision that you make, which means that it is necessary to go above and beyond to ensure that students are successful. Knowing that each child learns differently, it is important that their education experience is personalized to meet their needs.By the end of the session, participants will:
1) Explore best communication practices for online students.
2) Use Web 2.0 Tools to engage students.
3) Learn how to create effective and timely feedback that will motivate students.
4) Discover strategies for effective time management.

Speakers
avatar for D'Athlone Brown

D'Athlone Brown

Digital Education Consultant, FLVS Global
D’Athlone Brown is a Digital Education Consultant at Florida Virtual School (FLVS), the country's first state-wide online public middle and high school. FLVS is nationally recognized as a leading authority on online education practices and curriculum development. As a Digital Education Consultant, D’Athlone has worked with districts throughout the country and has conducted presentations, face to face trainings and webinars for teachers... Read More →


Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
A118

10:00am

ESL and Technology: WIDA I do about it?

Participants will learn about how technology, apps, websites and web-based tools can support the new WIDA standards and students who are English Language Learners.  Participants will have a chance to explore apps and websites and create a list to take with them.


Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
B103

10:00am

Keep Calm and Drive Google
Participants will learn how to integrate Google Documents, Presentations, Drawings, and Forms into their curriculum. Participants will be paired with a JJES Chrome Ninja student who will evaluate prior knowledge, instruct with hands-on activities in Google, and provide take home materials.

We will also share how a student tech group can assist students, teachers, and schools in digital learning.

Moderators
Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
B105

10:00am

SAMR: 4 Steps to Tech-Mazing Integration
Participants will be taken through the 4 steps of the SAMR model and be given examples of lessons at each level. Participants will also be given tools for integration at each level. Time will be given for participants to explore tools and plan lessons with support.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Hutchinson

Katie Hutchinson

@bookbandwidth
I love learning and eLearning is a never ending experience of new! This is my third year as an eLearning Coach for our district. Our students are 1:1 with Chromebooks grades 3-12 and out teachers are working hard learning how to utilize tech to great opportunities for students.. This is my13th year in education. I taught middle school English for 5 years in Indianapolis before transferring to a high school in Southern Indiana. Looking forward... Read More →


Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
A103

10:00am

The Flipped Classroom - Tips, Tricks, and Resources
As the flipped classroom buzz continues to grow, many educators are wondering if this is a concept they could apply in their classroom. Come see several examples of how flipped learning is being used to positively impact learning in different subject areas and grade levels. Discover where you can go for ideas, inspiration, and resources from teachers across the country who are already flipping learning successfully.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 10:45am
A104

10:00am

Create a Digital Hub for your Classroom with Google Sites
Are you looking to create a media-rich, professional looking school or classroom website? Google Sites brings the best of Google Apps for Education together in one place. This session will cover how to create a site, basic editing, creating a site structure, and how to bring in content from Google Drive, YouTube, and Google Calendar to create a robust digital center of your classroom!

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
A102

10:00am

Exploring the Digital Playground--Web 2.0 tools and you!
Exploring the Digital Playground is an interactive training that will equip educators to effectively utilize online tools to monitor and to assist students to maximize the learning experience. By the end of the session, participants will be empowered to use multiple resources to support all learners, to improve communication between teachers and students, and to recommend tools for facilitating effective collaboration and for creating engaging assessments. Through the application of this training, educators will engage with several web 2.0 tools and see firsthand some highly effective assessments where these tools can be implemented. My goal is to better equip educators to support student mastery of the 21st Century Skills required for workplace success and college and career readiness.
Exploring the Digital Playground training offers educators the opportunity to receive high-quality instruction from an expert in online learning with opportunities for question and answer.


Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
A113

10:00am

Ignite Student Learning with Screencasting on Chromebooks
From flipped learning and differentiated instruction to students creation and demonstration of learning, screencasting offers access to learning for students and teachers that is limited only by the author’s imagination.

This hands-on session will have you creating annotated images and creating a screencast using your chromebook with Snagit App and Snagit Extension. We will share to Google Drive or You Tube.

Don’t have a Chromebook? Snagit App & Snagit Extension are available in Chrome browser for screencasting as well. Come share your ideas and uses for screencasts in and out of the classroom.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
C116

10:00am

The Digital Writing Instruction Workflow
We're still doing it wrong. We assign written products to students and either collect ephemeral pages covered in student scrawling, or attempt to "go digital" and end up awash in a sea of word processor files which elicit a heartfelt "now what?"

We need a bulletproof digital writing instruction workflow.

This isn't simply a means for tossing your manilla folders and composition books. It's about fortifying the core pieces we know helps all teachers support their striving writers: pre-writing, drafting, multiplying your presence, protecting the 1:1 writing conference, recognizing weaknesses and having the agency to focus on the grammar and syntax drills to correct it, and doing all this with autonomy and authenticity of tools and task.
In this Mobile Minds Workshop, educators will leave armed to launch their own digital writing workflow for their students, and ditch the red ink. You'll even learn to stop "grading papers" and instead start "coaching writers".

The students won't just thank you; they'll do it with eloquence.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
A119

10:00am

Let it Flow from the Cloud--With ClassFlow!
Promethean¹s new FREE Cloud based lesson creation software. It doesn't
matter what brand of interactive white boards you have or if you don't
have any. This software is for you! Do your students have Chromebooks,
iPads, Android devices, Windows 8 tablets or MacBooks? Classflow will
connect your lesson to their device and turn it into a meaningful
addition to whole class or small group device.  Bring your lesson
planning materials and your laptop this session will get you up and
running with the creation of your first Classflow Lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Zuber

Wendy Zuber

Head of Regional PD Northeast, Promethean
Wendy Zuber is a Teaching and Learning Consultant at Promethean, a global leader and innovator in interactive learning technology. Prior to her career at Promethean, Wendy was a secondary science teacher and technology integration coach. In this role, she helped provide teachers with professional development opportunities to support the creation of technology-rich curricula and the integration of 21st century tools. During Ms. Zuber’s... Read More →


Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
B111

10:00am

Let's Launch
Roll up your sleeves for this K12 Launch workshop with the goal of activating and empowering student choice as well as building the teachers professional network through Twitter! Participants will work with cutting edge EdTech tools and address the three keys to student empowerment: 1)choice 2)control and 3)collaboration. Participants should come prepared to dive in and walk away with ready-to-use strategies for their classrooms. Caution: Fun-zone only!!

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 10:00am - 12:00pm
B113

11:15am

Digital Learning Done Right: A Framework for Implementation
Schools around the nation are spending more money on educational technologies than ever before, yet it's creating an implementation crisis. Buy now, plan later seems to be commonplace as districts purchase hundreds, if not thousands of computers, with little to no plan for implementation. Born out of Digital Learning Day, Project 24 provides school districts and leaders with an implementation framework. From Curriculum and Instruction, to Technology and Infrastructure, to Professional Learning and the Use of Time, each of Project 24's seven gears must be in place for a digital learning initiative to ultimately be successful. Come learn how this framework can benefit your school and district!

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
B123

11:15am

Evaluating Teachers' Use of Technology
Participants will learn about practical digital models of technology integration (SAMR, TPACK), engage in discussion, and practice a small sample evaluation based on sample lessons

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Senior Education Consultant, CIM Technology Solutions
Nathan is a passionate advocate for technology leadership and the innovative use of technology in the classroom.  In his 17 years of K-12 experience, he lead three different 1:1 initiatives involving Palm Handhelds, Android tablets, and Windows devices.  Nathan is the 2009 Technology Advocate of the Year (ICE), former HECC Board member and conference co-chair, and is a local and national presenter.  Currently, he is the Senior... Read More →


Monday July 21, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
B103

11:15am

"Data Driven" School Improvement
Student Data Warehouse, one of the Five Modules in Five-Star Technology Solutions Pivot Software, graphically displays class assessment results to help quickly identify areas of weakness in student learning. Longitudinal data assists administrators and teachers in finding trends in student data. All student data conveniently pulled into one report to make preparation for parent/teacher conferences a snap!

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
A101

11:15am

ActivInspire for Beginners
This workshop is targeted to teachers new to ActivInspire, or who want
the basic overview of ActivInspire reviewed.  You will learn tips and
tricks to designing simple yet impactful flipchart pages that will make
your lessons more engaging. ³Simple to build² does not mean boring when
creating in ActivInspire! The pace will be deliberately slow to allow for
practice and questions.

Speakers
avatar for Elisa Madigan

Elisa Madigan

Education Consultant, Promethean
Elisa Madigan is a native Texan currently living in the Dallas area. She has taught at the elementary level as well as middle and high school levels. She joined Promethean 7 years ago and has delivered professional development across the U.S. as well as supported efforts in Latin America.


Monday July 21, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
D123

11:15am

Indiana Academic Standards, Assessments, and IDOE Support for Educators
Our goal is to provide educators with general information about the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and Mathematics (2014) and assessment. We will also provide a path to resources as educators prepare to teach the new standards.


Monday July 21, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
C109

11:15am

Leveling the Playing Field
This session will explore why Evansville-Vanderburgh Schools committed to true differentiated literacy instruction. As a result, EVSC’s students experienced tremendous Lexile Level gains on nonfiction text in only 3 months. This success is attributed to the implementation of Achieve3000, a web-based, differentiated literacy program which provides high interest, nonfiction articles to students. All of the articles and activities are delivered to the students at their exact Lexile Level. Evansville Educators will share their implementation success and strategies for improving student literacy with ALL students, in ALL content areas.
Those attending the session will receive helpful handouts, a free Achieve3000 trial, and participate in open discussion following the presentation.

Moderators
Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
B105

11:15am

Snagit for Chrome: Screencasting on a Chromebook
Think you can't screencast on a Chromebook? Think again! Come see how Techsmith's Snagit for Chrome allows you to create content for your classroom by quickly snagging what’s on your screen, enhancing it with effects, and then sharing your creations instantly.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
A104

11:15am

Sync Up!
Participants will learn how to access easily exciting digital and traditional resources available through Destiny Library Manager. How to share those resources with members of their learning community to build a dynamic learning platform.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
C123

11:15am

Where Does It Live: Building Systems And Structures Around What You Believe
The myth of the single teacher, bucking the odds to be that one great teacher in a school may make for a great Hollywood movie, but it rarely -- if ever -- leads to lasting, effective change. We must examine the manner in which our schools and classrooms are set up so that the greatest number of students, teachers and even principals can thrive and learn and feel valued. This session is focused on looking at institutional change, so that attendees can explore what they value and then examine the systems in their districts, schools and classrooms that must change to reflect those values.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
Auditorium

11:15am

A Day in My Paperless Classroom
Take a tour of the tools and techniques this teacher uses to teach practically paperlessly. Find out about using: Google Apps to create almost everything in class, Weebly for a class website, TodaysMeet to communicate quickly, Socrative for quick assessment, KidBlog for online writing, and more. Great digital handouts give you all the information you need to get started with anything mentioned in the session.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
C110

11:15am

Edmentum – Driving your blended, flipped and digital curriculum needs K-12!
In this session we will explore a hands on demo of Edmentum online learning solutions, specifically PLATO Courseware and Study Island. We will dive into how Indiana districts are using online curriculum solutions to support blended learning, flipped classrooms, virtual learning options, Indiana and Common Core standards mastery, online courses, credit recovery , ECA/ISTEP preparation, formative assessments, RTI and many more uses. Our proven online learning programs are as diverse as your students' needs, giving you effective educational options for every learner. Designed by educators, for educators, our comprehensive products provide the flexibility you need to easily fit into your district or school’s existing curriculum and programs. Edmentum brings new ideas you can trust to create the 21st century classroom for your students and improve student achievement. Whether you are 1:1 or thinking about 1:1 Edmentum’s online solutions can help provide proven online tools for your teacher to support your initiatives.


Monday July 21, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
B101

11:15am

Google Apps for Education
Participants will learn the advantages of using Google Apps in the classroom.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
A118

11:15am

Teaching Students to Evaluate and Persuade Using Scoop.it
Regardless of grade level, mastering the literacy objectives outlined in the Common Core State Standards depends to a large extent on a student's ability to identify the differences between facts, opinions and reasoned judgments in a text and to identify places where authors support their core positions with convincing evidence. Developing these skills in students requires a TON of practice. Students need to read nonfiction text with a critical eye time-and-again before these dispositions become second nature.

Scoop.it -- a service that allows users to curate public collections of weblinks around individual topics -- is a digital tool that session presenter Bill Ferriter is using to give students multiple opportunities to evaluate the reasoning that authors use to take stands on controversial topics. What makes Scoop.it unique is that it automatically searches for new content that users might want to add to their public collections and then makes adding that content -- along with a short written description of why it is worth believing -- easy.

In this session, participants will evaluate the Scoop.it pages created by Bill's students and identify ways that Scoop.it can be integrated into their own curricula.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
C104

11:15am

Total Participation with Nearpod (it's Free!)
You have a presentation.  The students are staring at the board.  You ask for a raise of hands.  But who s really paying attention?  Wouldn't it be nice if the students could see on their screens what you put on the board? What if they could give real -time feedback or manipulate the presentation to show they understand?  You can.  And it's free.  With Nearpod!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Stewart

Brian Stewart

Teacher, Greater Clark County Schools


Monday July 21, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm
C122

11:15am

Pinterest: Build Your Boards, Tell Your Story
Participants will explore Pinterest for use in education including, but not limited to: PR Boards for Schools, Professional Development Boards for Teachers and Staff, Boards for Students (books, helpful hints, study tips, virtual field trips, etc.). A list of who to follow, suggested headings, key word searching, and tips for Pinning will also be shared.

Participants will have the opportunity, if they BYOD, to create a quick board and to explore Boards and Pinners for their field/subject area/school.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart

Instructional Coach, Greater Clark County Schools


Monday July 21, 2014 11:15am - Wednesday July 14, 2021 12:00pm
C121

1:00pm

Digital Leadership for School Leaders
School Leaders hold the key to technology integration in their districts and school buildings. Are you a model of high quality digital leadership to the people you lead?

From faculty meetings to in-service days, or day to day communication, this session will focus on concrete ways school leaders can digitally lead by example in their schools. Utilizing Twitter to become a connected educator and grow your “personal learning network” will also be explored.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Auditorium

1:00pm

Digital Literacy for Leaders: Use your power for good!
What does it mean to be a digital leader? How can you harness the power of free digital tools to ensure that your staff and students are best prepared to perform in a global, collaborative manner? By focusing on leadership to inspire and lead the development of a shared vision for comprehensive technology integration! Participants will also learn ways to sustain a dynamic, digital-age culture, and empower educators to enhance student learning through the infusion of digital technologies and resources.

Throughout this session participants will use collaborative web-based applications; expand their professional learning community; and adopt ways to utilize digital tools in their professional life.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
C104

1:00pm

Taking it to the next level: Graduate programs and professional associations in educational technology and related fields.

This interactive session will provide participants with information about the various graduate programs (both Masters and Doctoral) and certification programs in Educational Technology and related fields. Both traditional and online graduate degree programs will be explored. The presenter will also use her own personal experience as a doctoral student in Educational Technology Leadership as the backdrop for this session. Additionally, this session will also introduce and discuss the benefits of membership in professional associations representing this field. The organizations include the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT), and others. The presenter will explore the many ways in which organizations provide opportunities for networking, presenting, professional development, publishing, and more. Participants will be welcomed to ask questions throughout the session, and a separate question and answer time will also be set aside at the end of the presentation. Participants will leave this session with knowledge of the many higher education and profession growth opportunities within the field of educational technology.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
B103

1:00pm

"Data Driven" School Improvement
Student Data Warehouse, one of the Five Modules in Five-Star Technology Solutions Pivot Software, graphically displays class assessment results to help quickly identify areas of weakness in student learning. Longitudinal data assists administrators and teachers in finding trends in student data. All student data conveniently pulled into one report to make preparation for parent/teacher conferences a snap!

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A101

1:00pm

Extreme Makeover: Digital Edition
Participants will work from a shared Google Doc to explore digital resources and crowdsource integration ideas

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Senior Education Consultant, CIM Technology Solutions
Nathan is a passionate advocate for technology leadership and the innovative use of technology in the classroom.  In his 17 years of K-12 experience, he lead three different 1:1 initiatives involving Palm Handhelds, Android tablets, and Windows devices.  Nathan is the 2009 Technology Advocate of the Year (ICE), former HECC Board member and conference co-chair, and is a local and national presenter.  Currently, he is the Senior... Read More →


Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A104

1:00pm

Go Chrome or Go Home!
Alright so I won’t really make anyone go home, but you should definitely come to this session if you want to learn all things Google Chrome. I live inside my browser with lots of great productivity, creativity, and collaboration tools. Learn about great apps, extensions, and features that Chrome offers!

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A102

1:00pm

Indiana Academic Standards, Assessments, and IDOE Support for Educators
Our goal is to provide educators with general information about the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and Mathematics (2014) and assessment. We will also provide a path to resources as educators prepare to teach the new standards.


Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
C109

1:00pm

Leveling the Playing Field
This session will explore why Evansville-Vanderburgh Schools committed to true differentiated literacy instruction. As a result, EVSC’s students experienced tremendous Lexile Level gains on nonfiction text in only 3 months. This success is attributed to the implementation of Achieve3000, a web-based, differentiated literacy program which provides high interest, nonfiction articles to students. All of the articles and activities are delivered to the students at their exact Lexile Level. Evansville Educators will share their implementation success and strategies for improving student literacy with ALL students, in ALL content areas.
Those attending the session will receive helpful handouts, a free Achieve3000 trial, and participate in open discussion following the presentation.

Moderators
Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
B105

1:00pm

Sync Up!
Participants will learn how to access easily exciting digital and traditional resources available through Destiny Library Manager. How to share those resources with members of their learning community to build a dynamic learning platform.

Speakers

Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
C123

1:00pm

The Lightning Round--60 powerful tools in (less than) 60 Minutes
Hang on, because they're going to come fast and furious! 60 useful digital tools are presented in 60 minutes (focused on iPad apps, but many have a web version available for any platform). Get the most power for your hour! Everyone will come away with something they didn't know about that they can use. Includes GREAT digital handouts to give you access to these tools any time.

Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
C116

1:00pm

16,000 Ways to Engage Your Students Using NBC Learn
This hands-on session will introduce participants on how to incorporate video and others forms of non-fiction, informational text to introduce or emphasize specific topics, stimulate critical thinking and debate, and enliven instructional material with over 16,000 multimedia resources spanning 80 years of television. This set of resources will enable participants to provide a contextual historical perspective along with timely aspects that bring the real world to the classroom and the students to the world. In addition to daily current events, the website features content tied to every content area as well as original series such as the “Science of NFL Football”, “Science of Golf” and “Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.”

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Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A103

1:00pm

ClassFlow 101
Not sure how to have students use their Chromebooks, iPads, Android
devices, Windows 8 tablets, or MacBooks while your teaching a whole class
lesson? Want to move beyond just note taking and begin to engage students
on their 1:1 devices? Join us for a session that will introduce you to
this new unique FREE lesson building and delivery tool. That marries what
happens at the front of the room with student devices and maximizes your
1:1 investment.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Zuber

Wendy Zuber

Head of Regional PD Northeast, Promethean
Wendy Zuber is a Teaching and Learning Consultant at Promethean, a global leader and innovator in interactive learning technology. Prior to her career at Promethean, Wendy was a secondary science teacher and technology integration coach. In this role, she helped provide teachers with professional development opportunities to support the creation of technology-rich curricula and the integration of 21st century tools. During Ms. Zuber’s... Read More →


Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A119

1:00pm

Facilitating Comprehension with Chrome Apps and Extensions in 1:1 Classroom
Regardless of a student's ability to comprehend, the content on the internet may not be written at their level. Chrome Apps and Extensions can help all students read and comprehend at a greater level and pace. Participants will explore many of these tools and be encouraged to brainstorm ways that they can be incorporated into their own classrooms.

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Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
C121

1:00pm

The Connected Educator
This will be a discussion based on the many facets and advantages of being a connected educator in a digitally connected culture. It will go from the basics of being connected to the development of a Personal Learning Network to personalize each educators learning for personal and professional advancement in education. This will be a guideline to be a Lifelong Learner in a technology-Driven society.

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Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
B123

1:00pm

Utilizing Technology to Increase Student Gains Through Blended Learning
Come learn how innovation in technology using the Blended Learning Model has increased student achievement with students (EL, Struggling Learning, PK-K, Special Education) and closed the gap between them and other high achieving students. Properly diagnosed a student's current capabilities and how to provide differentiated instruction tailored for each student is the key to their success.

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Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
B111

1:00pm

Keys to Identifying Quality Digital Content
Are you looking for tools to provide remediation for your students or supplemental courses, such as AP, foreign language and electives? In today's market, choices abound for digital content.This session will provide you with a template as you look for the right content for 1:1, virtual or blended programs. By the end of the session, participants will be able to employ best practices when selecting online curriculum by:
* Identifying various pedagogies that should be utilized when creating online courses.
* Recognizing research-based practices for sound instructional design.
* Understanding how authentic learning is used in an online environment to capture student attention and make learning meaningful.

Speakers
avatar for D'Athlone Brown

D'Athlone Brown

Digital Education Consultant, FLVS Global
D’Athlone Brown is a Digital Education Consultant at Florida Virtual School (FLVS), the country's first state-wide online public middle and high school. FLVS is nationally recognized as a leading authority on online education practices and curriculum development. As a Digital Education Consultant, D’Athlone has worked with districts throughout the country and has conducted presentations, face to face trainings and webinars for teachers... Read More →


Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
A118

1:00pm

Let it Flow with ClassFlow
The presentation aims at exploring some of the interactive features of Classflow, and the way classroom presentations could easily be transferred to interactive all-student involvement. Classflow could make even the basic lecture-style presentation into an interactive experience providing the students with a chance to work at their pace and be involved, and a 1:1 differentiated teaching and immediate student comprehension review for the teachers.

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Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
C110

1:00pm

Making a Better World: Teaching Digital Citizenship and 21st Century Skills
Today’s students are growing up in a digital world with potential for communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creation. How can we help students participate safely, responsibly, and ethically in this digital space? Join us to learn about Common Sense Media’s free research-based, Common Core aligned curriculum that teaches students to be responsible and media-savvy digital citizens in a fun, engaging manner. Curriculum is available online as downloadable lessons or as an iBook textbook, with interactive activities, videos, and assessments. You’ll also learn how videoconferencing technologies and Common Sense Media's resources are being used to support administrators and teachers in raising a generation of competent and respectful digital citizens. You'll leave with ideas and tools that you can immediately implement into your school or classroom.

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Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
B113

1:00pm

Project Based Learning in the Digital Social Studies Classroom (6-12)
The days of student projects being limited to a poster board or skit are numbered. Twenty-first century students need to develop skills with both technology and collaboration as their digital world brings the geographical world- a little closer. Project based learning is an impactful way of having students demonstrate their understanding and be involved in their learning. We will demonstrate the multiple ways that Pearson has developed opportunities for students to do these types of activities bringing project-based learning and the digital world together for our 21st Century classrooms.

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Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
C122

1:00pm

20 Words Describing Successful 1:1
What words would you use to explain a successful 1:1 classroom? Join Kurt Beer from Canvas by Instructure as he shares what common words are used by Indiana teachers and administrators when they describe their amazing 1:1 classrooms when using the Canvas LMS.

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Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
B101

1:00pm

Exploring the Digital Playground--Web 2.0 tools and you!
Exploring the Digital Playground is an interactive training that will equip educators to effectively utilize online tools to monitor and to assist students to maximize the learning experience. By the end of the session, participants will be empowered to use multiple resources to support all learners, to improve communication between teachers and students, and to recommend tools for facilitating effective collaboration and for creating engaging assessments. Through the application of this training, educators will engage with several web 2.0 tools and see firsthand some highly effective assessments where these tools can be implemented. My goal is to better equip educators to support student mastery of the 21st Century Skills required for workplace success and college and career readiness.
Exploring the Digital Playground training offers educators the opportunity to receive high-quality instruction from an expert in online learning with opportunities for question and answer.


Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
A113

1:00pm

Creating Engaging Lessons in ActivInspire
Are you ready to take your instruction to the next level? This session
will show you a variety of ways to make your lessons truly interactive.
We'll discuss and view a number of elementary classroom flipchart pages
created using ActivInspire. Powerful tools such as containers,
restrictors, and actions will be highlighted. Using flipcharts as solely
a presentation tool will be a thing of the past after this session.

Speakers
avatar for Elisa Madigan

Elisa Madigan

Education Consultant, Promethean
Elisa Madigan is a native Texan currently living in the Dallas area. She has taught at the elementary level as well as middle and high school levels. She joined Promethean 7 years ago and has delivered professional development across the U.S. as well as supported efforts in Latin America.


Monday July 21, 2014 1:00pm - 3:00pm
D123

2:15pm

Creating a Culture of Coders
Did you know? In the next 10 years, 1.4 million jobs in computer science will be available, but only about 400,000 grads that will be prepared for those jobs.
We are hearing more and more about teaching students to "code." Should our students learn to "code" in today's classroom? Why is it important? Where do we start? Should it be part of our daily curriculum? We will explore these questions and many more as we dive deeper into this complex topic.
Participants will receive a list of coding/programming resources they can use with their students immediately. We will explore opportunities to get involved in an effort to increase awareness of the importance of computer science locally and nationally.
Creating a Culture of Coders - it CAN be done!

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Monday July 21, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
C110

2:15pm

Gaming and More in Middle School Classroom
Students love to learn through online games and interactives. This session will introduce you to online games (Mission U.S./iCivics/Gen i Revolution) and other interactives to help enhance and engage your students. You will walk away with websites and ideas on how to incorporate them immediately in your classroom. Oh, all websites and tools introduced will be FREE.

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avatar for Amanda

Amanda

8th grade Social Studies Teacher, Owensboro Middle School (Owensboro Public Schools)
In my fourteen years of teaching, my classroom has experienced many changes. One of those biggest changes is with the introduction of student laptops. Four years ago, my district embarked on the 1:1 journey grades 5-12. As a teacher leader in my school, I had the privilege in being one of the pilot classrooms which has also allowed me to help others in my school and district to start their 1:1 classroom journey.


Monday July 21, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
B105

2:15pm

gScholar
An indepth look at Promevo's gScholar teacher dashboard and classroom management platform.

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Monday July 21, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
B111

2:15pm

Indiana Academic Standards, Assessments, and IDOE Support for Educators
Our goal is to provide educators with general information about the Indiana Academic Standards for English/Language Arts and Mathematics (2014) and assessment. We will also provide a path to resources as educators prepare to teach the new standards.


Monday July 21, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
C109

2:15pm

Sync Up!
Participants will learn how to access easily exciting digital and traditional resources available through Destiny Library Manager. How to share those resources with members of their learning community to build a dynamic learning platform.

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Monday July 21, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
C123

2:15pm

Tik Tok Digtial Book Building
The key to integrating curriculum is to work smarter not harder and teaching writing can be very hard. Pearson's Tik-a-tok Books are an easy, fluid way of having students accomplish writing standards while integrating the prompts into your Social Studies, Science, Math and Literacy programs. Tik-a-tok allows students to share their personal connections to your curriculum by responding to a series of teacher chosen or created prompts that they can then illustrate with their own self-drawn pictures, photos, or clip art. It is a simple way to personalize learning.

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Monday July 21, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
A103

2:15pm

Beyond Technology Infusion: School as Production House

What if school wasn’t just preparation for real life? What if we treated school as real life? Can we harness the power of the tools at our disposal to help kids to research, collaborate, create, present and network in real and powerful ways. How do we create real-world, practical applications of the skills and content of our classes so that students can create real work that matters? How do we move beyond the “blog project” into harnessing tools so that students learn, create and lead in new and powerful ways?

Getting folks to think about real organic use of technology in teaching, which is probably not *too* dissimilar from the first one, but with a little bit more focus on student production of products.

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Monday July 21, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Auditorium

2:15pm

ClassFlow 102
Ready to move beyond the basics? Already have your account set up? Bring
your lesson ideas and a sample class roster lets explore the possibilities
with ClassFlow. *Please go to www.classflow.com/contest and sign up for
your FREE account prior to this session.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Zuber

Wendy Zuber

Head of Regional PD Northeast, Promethean
Wendy Zuber is a Teaching and Learning Consultant at Promethean, a global leader and innovator in interactive learning technology. Prior to her career at Promethean, Wendy was a secondary science teacher and technology integration coach. In this role, she helped provide teachers with professional development opportunities to support the creation of technology-rich curricula and the integration of 21st century tools. During Ms. Zuber’s... Read More →


Monday July 21, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
A119

2:15pm

Break it Down Now: Using Prezi to deliver PD and scaffold instruction for ESL
Participants learn to create a PREZI for scaffolding instruction or Professional development. Also, teachers will explore and interact with websites by creating story webs, bio cubes and KWL's to name a few on the Chrome book.

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Monday July 21, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
A104

2:15pm

Given the Opportunity
Participants will be challenged to think about the opportunities students are given to leverage the power of technology. Examples will be shared and backchannels present for collaboration. Various digital resources will be modeled throughout the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Davidson

Nathan Davidson

Senior Education Consultant, CIM Technology Solutions
Nathan is a passionate advocate for technology leadership and the innovative use of technology in the classroom.  In his 17 years of K-12 experience, he lead three different 1:1 initiatives involving Palm Handhelds, Android tablets, and Windows devices.  Nathan is the 2009 Technology Advocate of the Year (ICE), former HECC Board member and conference co-chair, and is a local and national presenter.  Currently, he is the Senior... Read More →


Monday July 21, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
B113

2:15pm

My Google Drive is a Mess, Now What?
Attendees will learn tips and tricks to organize their Google Drives. Teachers will spend time in their own Drives and get personalized attention on how to make their Drives work for them. We will create, color code, and share folders.

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avatar for JT Cox

JT Cox

Assistant Principal, Greater Clark
Answering questions about what I'm passionate about.


Monday July 21, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
B103

2:15pm

Sharing Student Voice
Klein has spent the past year capturing inspirational moments of children sharing through helping others learn.  Klein shares examples of children who are helping one another in creative ways.  See how highlighting student voice can support classroom practices and create a more student-centered learning environment!

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Monday July 21, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
A102

2:15pm

Social Media and Your Students
Participants will learn why social media is beneficial for their students and how they can facilitate more creative thinking in the classroom. In addition, I will provide information on what defines a good digital citizen, what actions students and other individuals should avoid while utilizing social media, and what techniques were most beneficial for my classmates and me in our student-run, project-based class Innovations for networking with professionals and reviving our fervor for learning. Throughout the session I will ask educators how they utilize social media in the classrooms, their thoughts on pros and cons, and I will answer any questions they have about social media and my social media education mission. I will also have a designated hashtag where they can ask questions throughout the session and I will review and answer them after the session is over.

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Monday July 21, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
C121

2:15pm

Teaching Students to Evaluate and Persuade Using Scoop.it
Regardless of grade level, mastering the literacy objectives outlined in the Common Core State Standards depends to a large extent on a student's ability to identify the differences between facts, opinions and reasoned judgments in a text and to identify places where authors support their core positions with convincing evidence. Developing these skills in students requires a TON of practice. Students need to read nonfiction text with a critical eye time-and-again before these dispositions become second nature.

Scoop.it -- a service that allows users to curate public collections of weblinks around individual topics -- is a digital tool that session presenter Bill Ferriter is using to give students multiple opportunities to evaluate the reasoning that authors use to take stands on controversial topics. What makes Scoop.it unique is that it automatically searches for new content that users might want to add to their public collections and then makes adding that content -- along with a short written description of why it is worth believing -- easy.

In this session, participants will evaluate the Scoop.it pages created by Bill's students and identify ways that Scoop.it can be integrated into their own curricula.

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Monday July 21, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
C104

2:15pm

Two Trusty Tools for Student Engagement
Participants will learn about two student response systems--Socrative and InfuseLearning--as options for increasing student engagement. They will participate in them as well as learn how to create and test their own.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart

Instructional Coach, Greater Clark County Schools


Monday July 21, 2014 2:15pm - 3:00pm
B101

3:15pm

Closing Session: Prizes and Panel Discussion
Join us in our closing session as we reward our participants with great giveaways and also a panel discussion with some of our spotlight speakers. We will be discussing "Where do we go from here?" 

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avatar for Brett Clark

Brett Clark

Director of Technology, Greater Clark County Schools


Monday July 21, 2014 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Auditorium