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Saturday, November 19
 

8:30am

MIE: Trainer Academy (FREE!)
K-12 teacher trainers responsible for delivering professional development training- Join us for the Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Trainer Academy to learn more about Microsoft’s hottest tools and resources to empower your teachers and students to achieve more!  Attend this 2-day in-depth professional learning experience to learn how to maximize the use of Windows and take an immersive deep dive into the new Microsoft Classroom in Office 365 for Education. You will get the opportunity to explore tools such as OneNote Class Notebooks, Docs.com, Office Forms, Sway, and Office Mix, including how to provide teachers and students with learning experiences beyond the 4 walls of the classroom using Skype in the Classroom and the online Microsoft Educator Community. This free workshop is a train the trainer model and will provide you with the skills and materials necessary for you to redeliver Microsoft in Education training to other educators.    

To Register: aka.ms/NYSCATE16TrainerAcademy

Speakers

Saturday November 19, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Hyatt Ballroom D

9:00am

11:45am

SATPM2: Ozobots Pre-Coding Skills-The Little Superhero
Ozobot is an award-winning, smart, miniature robot. Can it leap tiny buildings in a single bound? Perhaps-- if you can draw it. Ozobots are a great way to bring the ideas of coding and PRE-coding to younger and Special Education students. Students can be trailblazers with these little bots by bridging colors, patterns and creative ideas to science and math standards. During this workshop we will explore with these wonderful little superheroes as well as the lessons, resources and how they tie to back STEM. They work with all platforms but love iPads. Please bring your own device, preferably an iPad.

The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers
JB

Jane Bentley

School Library Services, Questar III


Saturday November 19, 2016 11:45am - 1:45pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Ballroom B Room

11:45am

SATPM3: OneNote and iPads... Yes You Can!
This presentation will empower attendees to have the tools to create a paperless and engaging learning environment with the use of iPads. They will be inspired through examples from two current classroom teachers that are using iPads to create engaging and meaningful instruction in the classroom. The tips and strategies will encourage teachers to move into the SAMR model stages of modification and redefinition. Attendees will be provided with examples of how to integrate OneNote/Drive/Videos into your classroom within a traditional and flipped classroom to create engaging lessons. This will be a hands-on session that will allow for time to explore the many features of OneNote on an iPad.

The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604


Saturday November 19, 2016 11:45am - 1:45pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Gleason Room

11:45am

SATPM5: Book Creator...1. 2. 3 Publish!
Learn to use Book Creator, an awesome, user-friendly app to create digital, multimedia books! This presentation will empower attendees to be leaders in the transformation of learning through the use of technology as they will be empowered to share the Book Creator app with their elementary students. Through hands-on, guided exploration and demonstrations, participants will begin to understand the potential and ease of publishing digitally. By collaborating together, participants will be able to plan learning experiences that utilize Book Creator and also receive feedback from peers. Participants will leave the workshop energized and excited to author digital books and to guide students and colleagues to author digital books using Book Creator. Discover how you can even give your students a worldwide audience for their digital books by publishing them for free in the iTunes Store for the world to download and enjoy. Examples of K-5 collaborative books will be shared. Please bring an iPad with the free version of Book Creator installed. The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers
avatar for Deborah Fallon

Deborah Fallon

Teacher - Elementary, Plainedge SD


Saturday November 19, 2016 11:45am - 1:45pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Lilac Room

11:45am

SATPM10: Implementing Blended Learning Using an Incremental Approach
Using a mix of presentations, readings, and hands on activities, an outline of a well-planned blended learning program will be shared. Participants will leave the workshop with a first draft of a type written document that can be used for further planning with colleagues in their district or school. Units of study during this workshop include: An introduction to blended learning, what research tells us, creating stakeholder buy-in, setting objectives, ranking intended outcomes, considering effects, examining costs, and reviewing practical options for implementation.

The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604


Saturday November 19, 2016 11:45am - 3:45pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Ballroom C

11:45am

SATPM12: A Smashing Good Time
Google Add-on Smashing will blow your mind! Google Apps have transformed the learning environment from one that exists in one place (paper) to one that exists everywhere, anytime. The kind of collaboration that can be done through Google Apps has changed the landscape of education. Come learn how to use Google Forms and Sheet Add-ons together to increase automated productivity, communication, and collaboration. Get super geeky with add-ons, formulas, and scripts in a way you never thought possible. Their effect on classroom culture and school systems is second to none. This workshop is intended for those at the intermediate Google Apps level.

The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers
avatar for Katie Regan

Katie Regan

Instructional Technology Specialist, Central New York Regional Information Center
I love Chromebooks/Google Apps, MakerSpaces, STEM and STEAM, programming in schools, robotics, and pretty much anything geeky! Outside of my job, I'm a mother of an 11 year old girl, and a Goldendoodle. I love to cook and I'm an avid runner. One of my favorite things to do in the... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2016 11:45am - 3:45pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Ballroom A

11:45am

SATPM13: BrainPop (FREE!)
BrainPop Registration Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nyscate-2016-certified-brainpop-educator-workshop-tickets-27710343383 Over the last few years, BrainPOP has added a breadth of new, interactive features; enabled individual accounts; and given students the ability to submit their work for feedback from teachers. These features add power to BrainPOP, while maintaining the simplicity, quality, and humor that you’ve come to expect. The CBE program was developed by the BrainPOP Educators team - all former teachers themselves - to help you take full advantage of the tools that come with a school’s subscription. It is designed to help you become a more confident and competent BrainPOP user - and have a fun doing it! A few reminders: • To get the most out of this session, we recommend that you bring your own laptop or tablet. • If you have school access to BrainPOP, please create a personal My BrainPOP account prior to the training. For information on how to do this, view this support video. We look forward to meeting you and sharing BrainPOP's newest features!

Speakers

Saturday November 19, 2016 11:45am - 3:45pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Ballroom D

12:30pm

Corporate Focus Groups
Invitation Only

Saturday November 19, 2016 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency Rochester

2:15pm

SATPM6: Make your Classroom Digital with Google Classroom!
Blended Learning is an important approach in education. It drives instruction into the 21st century and provides relevant learning experiences for today’s students. Google Classroom is a great Learning Management System (LMS) to provide content digitally to students, foster collaboration, prepare students for the future of blended and online education. Participants will create their own Google Classroom, as well as, see several different uses and applications for Google Classroom, explore the mobile app, and check out the new updates and extensions. Bring rosters, some digital content (syllabus, project, prompt, etc.), and GAFE login to the session. The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Sayward

Courtney Sayward

Assistant Coordinator for Model Schools, WSWHE BOCES
Courtney Sayward is an Assistant Coordinator for Model Schools. Courtney earned a BS in Geology, a BA in Mathematics, and a minor in hydrogeology from SUNY Plattsburgh. Courtney also completed graduate coursework in teaching from SUNY Plattsburgh and recently completed her Master... Read More →


Saturday November 19, 2016 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Eastman Room

2:15pm

SATPM7: Gamification and Creating Formative Assessments
Want to re-engage your students? Then bring gamification to the classroom! Learn how to use applications like Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, to assess in a game setting. Explore classroom management in a game like settings through tools like ClassDojo and Classcraft. By the end of the session participants will learn more about formative assessments and will have a strong understanding of how to gamify their classroom. The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Guyon

Laurie Guyon

Integration Specialist, Schuylerville CSD
Laurie Guyon is an Integration Specialist for Schuylerville Central Schools in New York. She is a Common Sense Educator, Google Educator, Apple Teacher, Buncee Ambassador, Seesaw Ambassador, Nearpod Educator and PioNear, Flipgrid Ambassador, Sphero Hero, EdTechTeam Teacher Leader... Read More →



Saturday November 19, 2016 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Radison Rochester Riverside Ballroom B

2:15pm

SATPM8: 21st Century Visual Thinking Tools
Participants will be able to create visual teaching tools to enhance understanding and collaboration on various ideas. Free, online tools: 1-Identify and refine criteria as students assign rankings to a list helping them better organize ideas, debate differences, and reach a consensus. 2-Help students understand the cause-and-effect relationships of complex systems by creating visual maps that organize their ideas and build their collaborative reasoning skills. 3-Use a visual framework to construct a well-reasoned argument and prove their case with credible evidence. The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Lazarus

Stacey Lazarus

With more than 30 years in Instructional Technology Integration, and being certified in multiple subject areas, Stacey brings to any presentation a broad view to fit anyone's needs.


Saturday November 19, 2016 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Gleason Room
 
Sunday, November 20
 

7:00am

Registration
Sunday November 20, 2016 7:00am - 11:30am
Rochester Riverside Convention Center

7:45am

SUNAM3: Critical Thinking Through Coding
The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers
JC

Jason Clark

Instructional Technology Integration Specialist, CNY RIC
NL

Nicholas Lefort

BOCES/RIC, CNYRIC


Sunday November 20, 2016 7:45am - 9:45am
Radisson Rochester Riverside Gleason Room

7:45am

SUNAM4: TOP TECH
Do you think you have what it takes to be a TOP TECH integration specialist or tech coach 0r just curious to see tech coaches in action transforming teacher centered traditional lessons into top rate, student centered tech infused activities? The real work of tech coaches is not just training staff on how to use different technology tools, but to work at teachers' sides to help them co-plan and co-teach lessons to support them in their efforts to use technology effectively in their classroom. Whether you come to compete or watch, all attendees will gain a greater understanding of how to effectively incorporate technology into existing lessons. Participants will see first-hand how this process can work and will get a chance to rate what they think is the best lessons. Attendees will be introduced to the SAMR model of tech integration and learn how to move from replacing paper worksheets with online ones to completely redefining their lessons. They will see how using technology through more student centered activities can be be easily accomplished. The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers
JT

Jim Treloar

Director of Technology, Tri-Valley CSD


Sunday November 20, 2016 7:45am - 9:45am
Radisson Rochester Riverside Ballroom A

8:00am

Corporate Focus Groups
Invitation Only

Sunday November 20, 2016 8:00am - 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency Rochester

8:30am

MIE: CCGA Academy (FREE!)
This 6-hour Teacher Academy provides teachers an orientation to the Creative Coding through Games and Apps(CCGA) course curriculum and an introduction to the TouchDevelop platform and online CCGA tutorials. The CCGA curriculum is intended for middle school through early secondary classroom settings and no previous computer science or coding experience is required.
To Register: aka.ms/NYSCATE16CCGA

 


Sunday November 20, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Hyatt Wilmorite Room

8:30am

MIE: Minecraft (FREE!)
Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. During this 1-day, in-person Teacher Academy, you will receive an overview of Minecraft: Education Edition, learn to play the game, and create curriculum and classroom resources you can take back to your classroom and continue your journey.  Ensure you bring a Windows 10 device or Mac OSX for this BYOD hands on workshop.
To Register: aka.ms/NYSCATE16Minecraft

Speakers
avatar for Antonio Scordo

Antonio Scordo

Maker Faires Minecraft PilotsMicrosoft Office 365, Windows 10, Coding - Kodu, Scratch, Code.org, etc.RoboticsGoogle Apps for EducationAll sorts of other tech stuff.If you want to read my entire vitae go here: https://goo.gl/CCxTiK
avatar for Laurie Yager

Laurie Yager

Instructional Technology Integration, MORIC
STEM, Robotics, MakerEd, MakerSpaces


Sunday November 20, 2016 8:30am - 3:30pm
Hyatt Ballroom EFG

10:15am

SUNAM5: Google Expeditions
With Expeditions, teachers can take students on immersive, virtual journeys. Field trips to virtually anywhere. With a Google Expeditions kit, you'll have everything you need to take your class on virtual reality tours: a tablet, virtual reality viewers, phones and a router to connect them all. Attendees will explore all of the possibilities of using Google Expeditions in the learning environment. The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers

Sunday November 20, 2016 10:15am - 12:15pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Ballroom A

10:15am

SUNAM7: Building a 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Project
Come Build a 3D Prosthetic Hand to be contributed to the Helping Hand Project for eNabling the Future. Two of the most powerful ways to engage students today is through the use of technology and hands-on, project-based learning. This project incorporates both with a strong STEAM component and has already been tested in a classroom that experience an amazing transformational learning. This project will be remembered forever by the students and innovative teachers who use this project to deliver the instruction that is required. We won't be presenting this information in a lecture, we will be allowing the participants to actually do the project and learn in the same way we believe teachers can effectively use these strategies to transform their classrooms. Presenters will have the pieces printed and attendees will help construct and test the working hand. The hands we create will be donated for use locally, or to the eNable Helping Hands project.

The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers
RL

Robert LiPuma

DIRECTOR OF ASSESSMENT AND TECHNOLOGY, Lockport City School District


Sunday November 20, 2016 10:15am - 2:15pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Fitzhugh Room

10:15am

SUNAM8: OneNote Class Notebook Boot Camp
As a high school teacher with almost twenty years of classroom experience, I have seen the empowering impact OneNote can make in the classroom, specifically with students who struggle with organization and independence. Class Notebook Boot Camp will hone your OneNote skill set and equip you to empower your students and curriculum like never before. The Class Notebook lets teachers harness the power of OneNote into a single, unified, digital notebook that offers each student a personal work space, a shared content library, and a collaboration space. Real-world examples will be shared in this hands-on workshop.

The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers

Sunday November 20, 2016 10:15am - 2:15pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Eastman Room

10:15am

SUNAM6: The Changing Role of the CTO
Today’s Chief Technology Officer is faced with a continually broadening array of diverse responsibilities and challenges that didn’t exist ten or even five years ago. There are very few systems in place across our schools that do not have a primary or secondary connection to technology. This means that our technology leaders must be flexible and adapt to a new normal by ensuring they have the requisite skills and knowledge to succeed in contemporary school districts. If you are in a leadership role in a school district, BOCES, RIC, or at the state, you are likely aware of the changes that have occurred in educational technology over the past decade. Today’s technology leaders need to be visionaries who are able to develop strategic approaches to the design, implementation and support of technology systems. They need to have a deep understanding of the educational environment, professional development, privacy, security, and policy laws, and be well prepared to lead cross functional teams in the decision making process and the implementation of a comprehensive technology plan.. The COSN Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL) certification helps school district leaders build confidence and awareness of their own capacity to successfully lead in contemporary school systems. Participants in this session will be introduced to the COSN CTO Framework and explore their readiness to lead a contemporary educational technology program. Both Chris Nelson and Sarah Martabano hold the COSN CETL and are experienced contemporary school district leaders. Participants in these sessions will: ● Become familiar with the COSN Leadership Framework ● Perform a skill pre assessment and gap analysis of their own skill and leadership to help identify areas for improvement for themselves and/or their technology team. ● Engage in authentic task based learning activities ● Tour the COSN CETL program materials and certification requirements. ● Develop an action plan for the continuation of their leadership professional development.

The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Martabano

Sarah Martabano

Manager, Educational Technology, Lower Hudson Regional Information Center
avatar for Christopher Nelson

Christopher Nelson

Director of Student Achievement, Sewanhaka CHSD
Currently has the role of Director of Student Achievement and Instructional Technologies for the Sewanhaka CHSD in Nassau County, NY. Currently oversees the Instructional Design and Technology Integration initiatives for 5 comprehensive high schools and one Career and Technical Education... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 10:15am - Tuesday November 22, 2016 12:15pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Gleason Room

12:30pm

A pilot study: Integrating science into literacy
I redesigned the face-to-face unities on butterflies of Strong National Museum of Play to a four-week blended science curriculum through ADDIE model and flipped learning model. The curriculum is delivered by the presenter and class teachers to first-grade classes of an elementary school in Rochester, NY. The objectives of the curriculum included five aspects: Identify important features of butterflies and caterpillars; Develop and construct the basic knowledge of scientific thinking and research; Acquire literacy skills through exploring scientific inquiries and investigations; Foster student's scientific interests and critical thinking; Utilize technology to maximize interaction and learning outcome. As blended learning curriculum, it includes four lessons, three asynchronous and synchronous online sessions, and one face-to-face field trip. In the conversion of the face-to-face curriculum to blended courses, the presenter utilized the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation and Evaluation) model as a design model. The ADDIE model provided the effective and flexible framework for the presenter to respond needs of stakeholders and make rapid improvement of the curriculum through feedback from students and teachers. The presenter used a flipped learning model as the instruction model, aiming to engage students in class and provide more hands-on activities and interaction. The flipped learning activities are divided into three parts: Before class pre-review (Asychronous), in-class activites (synchronous) and after-class reflection (asynchronous). The lessons used Schoology (https://www.schoology.com/) as the Learning Management System for an asynchronous session and Skype (https://www.skype.com/en/) as the synchronous delivering software. Students began by individually completing some initial learning tasks presented through Schoology using iPads. In synchronous session, students conducted hands-on learning activities facilitated by the presenter and class teachers. After the class, students wrote reflections and posted them on Schoology. Using this model, the presenter was able to track individual learning process, giving instant feedback, creating more interaction opportunities in the class, and conduct informal assessment through students’ class discussion and assignment posted on Schoology. Students demonstrated abundant literacy output through typing, writing, drawing and speaking rich scientific content and inquiries. In the conversion process, the presenter wrested with the time estimation that students spend on learning technology tools. Class teachers took key roles in facilitating and coordinating with the presenter in curriculum conversion. The presentation will focus on the instructional design model and the integration of science and literacy in the curriculum, which will benefit the educators and curriculum designers in incorporating technology into literacy education.The presentation aims to share information from three aspects: • For curriculum designers: the application of Instructional model ADDIE and Flipped learning model in converting face-to-face curriculum to blended curriculum. For K-12 teachers and educators: The integration of science into literacy curriculum and enhance students' engagement in literacy learning For administrator and technicians: The incorporation of iPad and technology navigation in literacy learning Elementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Administrative,Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Xiaoyu Wan

Xiaoyu Wan

Research Assistant, University of Rochester


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cascade EF

12:30pm

Becoming a CBT Super Hero
Ready or not - Computer Based Testing is no longer a "futuristic" concept but our current reality. How are we preparing students for CBT in our classroom? What are we doing to prepare ourselves? We will look at the necessary skills, available tools to assess learning online as well as how to better utilize the data from assessment to guide instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Katy Berner-Wallen

Katy Berner-Wallen

Staff Dev. Specialist; Model Schools Rep., Erie 2 Catt-Chautauqua BOCES
- 1:1 iPads & Chromebooks, Google CS, WonderWorkshop (Dash), ELA, Makey Makey, Beginning Coding


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Highland F

12:30pm

Birds, Clouds and Codes, OH MY!
This hands-on workshop will feature stations that rotate through Padlet, Symbaloo and QR Code Generators and Readers. Participants will learn the basics of each software product and will brainstorm ways, methods, and processes to use each within their classroom. This 3 simple tools will allow teachers to quickly help students navigate to websites and will allow communication, collaboration and curation.Participants will help create take-aways for each program by discussing methods and ways to specifically use each program within their classroom.Elementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff,Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative

Speakers
KV

K. Virginia Bond

ISS integration of Technology Training Specialist, NERIC


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Highland C
  • Strand IT

12:30pm

Blended Learning in the Career and Technical Education Classrooms
This presentation will be given by teachers working at DCMO BOCES in the Career and Technical Education programs. They will be showing and talking about how a 1:1 Chromebook implementation and the Buzz LMS have transformed their classrooms into a student-centric, personalized learning experience for all. As well they will highlight and explain the pedagogical shifts in their practice that are better preparing students for a workplace driven by technology.

Speakers

Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Aqueduct A

12:30pm

Blending, Flipping, Mixing: Recipe for Engagement
During this interactive presentation participants will experience the process used to engage students during a middle school math unit. Tips on how to replicate this with other content will be shared. Examples will include content organization, student expectations, materials and assessment strategies.Steps used to design a blended learning unit Strategies for organization and student benchmarks Examples of assessments Differentiation strategies employed Tools to use to deliver the learning experienceElementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff

Speakers
KZ

Kelli Zydel

Math Teacher-Department Head, Nardin Academy


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency B

12:30pm

Connecting Additional Language Learning to Digital Environments
By aiming to put language learners needs at the heart of this session, we can provide teachers with strategies to support language learning with digital environments. How does technology change the we are learning languages? What tech-enhanced teaching practices do language learners best respond to? This session will invigorate teachers with new ideas and tools to incorporate into any language lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Crawford

Keith Crawford

Educator, iHub Niagara/District School Board of Niagara
Keith is an accomplished filmmaker, researcher and teacher who specializes in language learning. After almost a decade of teaching in International schools in Taiwan and South Korea, Keith is currently researching Tech-enhanced language learning at Brock University while occasional... Read More →



Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cascade AB

12:30pm

Digital Citizenship Certification: The Foundation to Building Tech-Rich Classrooms
As technology becomes more pervasive in our schools, educators and parents need support with issues related to digital citizenship including: Internet safety, relationships, cyberbullying, information literacy, self image, digital reputation, and creative credit. This interactive session will provide educators with immersive K-12 digital citizenship learning resources from Common Sense Education, best practices for implementation, how to become digital citizenship certified, and opportunities to extend your professional learning network around these issues.


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Highland E

12:30pm

Formative Assessments: Using Tech to Check
Checking for understanding during a lesson is an important best practice, but it can also be difficult to effectively implement. This workshop will showcase two tech. tools that can redefine traditional formative assessments. Socrative provides opportunities to offer a variety of in-the-moment assessments. Recap allows teachers to ask questions and have students send video responses back.

Speakers
BK

Brendan Keiser

Staff Specialist for Professional Development, Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES



Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Aqueduct CD

12:30pm

GAME Tech LTG: Analog Tools for Digital Success
Resources and best practice from the Genesee Valley School Library System LTG project on building digital confidence for elem/middle teachers through analog games, toys, and other travelling toolkits. Build computational thinking awareness and get every teacher #CS4All ready using this unique analog-first approach covering video game design, media production, 3D printing, robotics and more.Participants will leave this session with resource lists and best practices based on the Genesee Valley School Library System's LTG project: - Understand why we have taken an analog-first approach to digital professional development as a way to build teacher confidence and comfort with tools. - Articulate the definition of computational thinking and reasons for focusing on the underlying skills rather than on coding particulars in lower grades. - Be able to replicate the project with resource lists, kit designs, and curriculum documents.Elementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators,Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
CH

Christopher Harris

Director, School Library System, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership
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Emilee Hillman

Emilee Hillman has recently joined the School Library System of Genesee Valley Educational Partnership as a Library Technologies Specialist. Prior to this, she spent 10 years as a Media Coordinator at Balls Creek Elementary School located in the foothills of North Carolina. She brings... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Highland D

12:30pm

Maker Madness - Getting Started in Your School
Learn how to start a makerspace on a shoestring budget. This workshop will give you the nuts and bolts of creating and maintaining a makerspace in your school or library. This is especially for those who have wanted to start one but need an action plan to begin.A basic knowledge of how to start a makerspace or enhance the makerspace they already have. I would like them to leave with such things as a donation list of items needed, protocols and procedural ideas, etc.Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff,Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Linda Fasano

Linda Fasano

Library Media Specialist, Schalmont CSD
Linda has spent much of her adult life in education, with the firm belief that people learn best in an immersive learning environment. She developed and facilitates the makerspace in her school library.


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Highland A

12:30pm

Participatory Learning: Schoolwide EdCamps
EdCamps (or un-conferences) are an innovative way to provide individualized learning experiences that help educators reignite their passion for instruction. They can be held in the classroom, building wide, district wide or regionally.Participants will leave with the tools and resources to develop an EdCamp style professional development for their staff or region. The model can also be used with students. Participants will engage in an EdCamp simulation that will allow them to see firsthand the power of this model for learning and engagement.Elementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff,Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators,Technology Integration Coordinator,Higher Education,Home School,Board of Education,Community Member

Speakers
avatar for Katie McFarland

Katie McFarland

Director of Professional Development, Canandaigua City Schools
avatar for Rachel Murat

Rachel Murat

Teacher, Maine Endwell CSD
I teach AP Government and Politics, US History, Digital Citizenship, GSuite, and Economics. I am a Google Certified Educator, Schoology Ambassador, Flipgrid Certified and a Common Sense Certified Educator. I am a Tech Integrator for Maine Endwell High School and co-organizer of EdCampCNY... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Highland B

12:30pm

Sharp Electronics Aquos Display Boards
Bring collaboration into the classroom with Digital Display Technology


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Highland G

12:30pm

Student Collaboration Across Multiple Districts
For the first time, students from five Long Island high schools are working collaboratively across districts, using Google tools, to complete a course for Stony Brook University credit. The curriculum, designed jointly by local educators, highlights the growing importance of digital media to both personal branding and business, as well as how students can leverage their social media profiles effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Mallack Walsh

Mallack Walsh

Founder & Education Coach, NY, EdTechnology Specialists
Mallack Walsh, founder of Ed Technology Specialists, is an enthusiastic veteran educator with a passion for teaching and technology. After receiving a dual degree from Boston College he began working as a teacher at Comsewogue School District in 2003. While there, he became heavily... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Highland J

12:30pm

Student Videos & Animations Empower Creativity
Teacher-produced videos can be terrific learning tools, but student-created videos are even richer. Short clips and motion graphics require higher-order critical thinking skills. These multimedia videos and animations combine voice, images, and kinetic typography to internalize authentic understanding. Come hear about easy apps and free tools to empower students to publish their own dynamic projects.Creating videos and motion graphics nudges both students and teachers to blend a host of proficiencies. It involves visual design in colors and templates, just as it requires language skills of narration and storytelling. It supports key technological skills in manipulating online media, and it reinforces the importance of publishing in sharing child creations with peers and parents. Kids teaching kids is the purest model of learning. It is the model of the student-centered classroom, because they become the educators of their peers. Video production allows students to stitch together a narrative and storyboard each moment in the process that combines logical reasoning, cause-and-effect, and content mastery. They also must employ their graphicacy skills to fashion compelling and appealing visual displays. These quick-cut movies and short animations combine icons and text to communicate a message. Explainer videos, for example, are perfect for the classroom. They blend voice, image, and language into compelling presentations for students to learn. Content created using app editors or motion graphics provides a way for the brain to receive information through both the eyes and ears. Learning tools that can tap into both modalities have greater effectiveness in fostering understanding. They add layers of meaning for nuanced, standards-based education. Student skills based on critical thinking and choice: Selection - which images would properly relate to their theme? Sequence - what progression would make sense from start to finish? Style - what editing suite would complement the intended mood? Music - what instrumentation would add value to the theme? Text - what title and summary would help teach others? Tone - what overall feeling or motif would wed the images together? Videos and motion graphics encourage four key proficiencies: Symbol and visual metaphor - Students must choose images and icons to pair with their explanations, which fosters an understanding of figurative meaning. Narration - They must unite each visual frame with a seamless spoken narrative, to relate the core information via a smooth story. Script - Children must select crisp words to highlight vocabulary and terms, while avoiding large paragraphs and irrelevant language. Design - As filmmakers, they must combine colors, music, transitions, and layout, to assemble a compelling video that clearly conveys the content. Steps In the Design Process Create a script and thesis Plan targeted image content Keep it short and to the point Know your audience Make it fit into the scope and sequence of any unit Make it fun Reflect on the process Resources For Students And Educators: Renderforest Moovly Wideo Adobe Voice Magisto Stop Motion VineElementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Librarian/Media Specialist,Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Mercer Hall

Mercer Hall

History Teacher, Buckley Country Day School
Mercer Hall has been teaching for over eighteen years at an independent school on Long Island, New York. He is a five-time honoree as Teacher Of The Year, and he has been awarded both the Thomas J. Reid Excellence In Teaching Award and the Powers Family Teacher Recognition Award... Read More →
PR

Patricia Russac

Library Director, Buckley Country Day School


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency A

12:30pm

The Essential GSuite Support Toolbox for Help Desks
Learn how to create a master plan for supporting GSuite users in your districts. Gain valuable insight on how your technology department can manage requests, stay current with updates and turn users into masterful GSuite ninjas!

Speakers
AM

Anthony Martini

Logic Wing
Logicwing


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
RRCC Empire Lounge

12:30pm

The NYS Distance Learning Consortium Digital Playground
The NYSDLC continues to support districts across New York State by providing opportunities, services, and professional development related to video distance and online learning. Come see what new technologies and opportunities are available for your district, classroom, and students; ask questions of the professionals on the front line and get advice how to implement them.

Speakers

Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Aqueduct B

12:30pm

TouchCast: Reel It In!
Add TouchCast to your technology tackle box. Use it to flip your classroom with polls and quizzes, produce school news shows and include studio backgrounds, lower thirds and more. Create professional looking interactive projects using VAPPS (video apps) to share globally. Project-based learning at its best. Participants will be introduced to TouchCast an interactive new media tool with a focus on how it can support a variety of learners through the inclusion of interactive elements. Learning Objective 1: Participants will learn how TouchCast creates video resources with multiple ways for students to access and engage with learning. Learning Objective 2: Participants will gain an understanding of the ways that TouchCast can create an inclusive learning environment. Learning Objective 3: Participants will gain an understanding of the ways that TouchCast can support standards in all subject areas. Learning Objective 4: Participants will have the opportunity to embed a variety of "v'apps", including access to web pages, images, polls, quizzes, pdfs and videos into an existing video Learning Objective 5: Participants will be able to share their video and identify the elements included and explain how they support a variety of learners. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Higher Education

Speakers
avatar for Zee Ann Poerio

Zee Ann Poerio

Technology Teacher, St. Louise fe Marillac
Zee Poerio is the k-8 Computer teacher, 7th & 8 grade Exploratory Classics teacher, and advisor for the Student Technology Team at St. Louise de Marillac Catholic School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she has been teaching for 22 years. Serving as a Teacher Ambassador for CREATE... Read More →



Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Hyatt Regency C

12:30pm

SUNPM18: Literacy 2.0: Differentiating Reading with Technology
Learn to combine best practices of technology integration with best practices in teaching students with reading difficulties to decode and comprehend texts effectively. Participants will gain hands-on experience using free built-in tools, apps, sites, and add-ons to differentiate their reading instruction to help all learners. Most beneficial for ELA and content area teachers, 4th-9th grade. This presentation will prepare teachers to differentiate previously taught lessons, and create new lessons that support all types of learners, including those with Specific Learning Disabilities, such as dyslexia. Technology is essential to meaningfully differentiate, thus each tool that is referenced will be a technological tool. Using technology engages students, and it helps them learn more deeply than through traditional means. Perhaps most importantly, the majority of the tools mentioned are ones that students can use on their own, which means these tools can support students to lead independent lives, despite having difficulties with reading.

The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers
avatar for Jules Csillag

Jules Csillag

Speech Language Pathologist, Jules Teaches
- special education and learning disabilities/differences (including dyslexia) - assistive technology - educational technology - evidence-based practices/best practices/research-based instruction


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Lilac Room

12:30pm

SUNPM20: Active Learning Design Workshop
What could a flexible learning space look like in your school? What are key design and planning strategies to keep in mind when designing flexible learning spaces? Flexible learning spaces continue to be common components of innovation in K-12 schools and districts. Participants will gain foundational knowledge about the design and instructional elements required for Active Learning Spaces. They will research and design an active learning lab, classroom and/or common space. They will design and provide rationale for a new or redesigned student centered lesson that incorporates instructional strategies that take specific advantage of the new or redesigned space(s). Each participant will take back to their school the research, resources, prototype schematics and instructional designs developed in this session.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Martabano

Sarah Martabano

Manager, Educational Technology, Lower Hudson Regional Information Center


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Ballroom D

12:45pm

SUNPM10: Embodied Leadership Workshop
As Ed Tech leaders we are both technologists and change agents. This workshop will focus on the human aspects of leadership and change. Join a cohort of your peers as Pete Reilly leads you through practices to help you: overcome resistance to technology change, build and maintain trust, communicate and coordinate more effectively, build an authentic leadership presence, and stay balanced in the midst of adversity and change. Pete will provide concrete practices to help you become more effective in your work implementing technology change, or if you’re a classroom teacher, working with students. Developing and practicing the qualities of authenticity, integrity, courage, inspiration, and selfless service is called Embodied Leadership and it’s available to everyone. Note: This will not be a lecture but will be a completely dynamic and participatory workshop. Please dress in comfortable clothes.

The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers
avatar for Pete Reilly

Pete Reilly

The Head, Heart and Hands of Effective Leadership is designed to guide you to become the true leader of your tribe. It will take effective leadership to create classrooms and schools that are successful academically, rich in humanity, and filled with the joy of curiosity, learning... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Ballroom A

12:45pm

SUNPM11: Breaking Out of the Traditional Classroom
Breakout EDU is one of the latest phenomena to take over classrooms around the world. Learn how to foster communication, collaboration, and teamwork while engaging all the students in your class. They will be asking for more challenges and more rigor each time. Promote their critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a fun and exciting new way. This can be used at all grade levels from Kindergarten to Adult learners.

The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers

Sunday November 20, 2016 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Fitzhugh Room

12:45pm

SUNPM12: Unleash the Power of Gaming in the 1:1 Classroom
Learn how to take something students HAVE to do and turn it into something they GET to do. Join in hands-on demonstrations of the most engaging game-based learning applications available to teachers today. These awesome apps make learning fun, meaningful and exciting. Participants will: ● Engage in hands-on demonstrations of game-based learning applications ● Explore the thousands of free teacher-created review games available online ● Create games for students in their own classrooms using a variety of web-based applications ● Learn how to use Kahoot, Quizizz, Quizlet Live, and Quizalize to unleash the superhero in each and every student

The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers
avatar for Lee Araoz

Lee Araoz

District Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Lawrence Public Schools
I provide job-embedded professional development on a daily basis as an instructional coach, teacher trainer, and assistive technology consultant. I am a Google Certified Educator who has presented extensively in school districts, college campuses and at educational conferences around... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Eastman Room

12:45pm

SUNPM9: Become a STEAM Superhero
Flex your STEAM super powers by experiencing a wide variety of engaging and innovative STEAM tools and related software including the NAO robot, Lego Mindstorms EV3, Ozobots, littleBits and Cubelets. Explore the hidden potentials of integrating cutting edge STEAM into your classroom as you find out how these tools are being used in a K-12 setting. Participants will better understand how to leverage these 21st Century Learning Tools to create engaging curriculum that fosters the 4Cs (collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity) and design thinking.

The Pre-Conference workshops are not included in the conference costs and are an additional costs. Pre-Conference workshop hours can be purchased on the NYSCATE conference registration form. Cost Structure: 8 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $100 6 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 75 4 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 65 2 hours of Pre-conference Workshops $ 35 Please Note: All Pre-Conference workshops are BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Location: Radisson Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 E Main St, Rochester, NY 14604

Speakers
avatar for Al Lovelace

Al Lovelace

Technology Leader, Byram Hills Schools


Sunday November 20, 2016 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Radisson Rochester Riverside Eastman Room

1:45pm

Google Expeditions Open House
Learn how teachers are using Google Expeditions to expose their students to places and things around the world and universe. Field trips are a great way for teachers to engage students and give them a first hand understanding of a subject — but they're not always practical or even possible. Expeditions allows teachers to make their curriculum come alive by taking their students on field trips to almost anywhere they can imagine.  Experience it first-hand in this Google Expeditions Open House!


Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Riverside Court (Convention Center)

1:45pm

-CANCELLED-Flipping the Social Studies Classroom
Literature Circles epitomize student-centered, collaborative learning in ELA. And when infused with technology, the learning experience is transformed! Join in a discovery of free, web-based applications including Padlet, Google Slides, Google Hangouts and Google Forms. Learn how these apps enhance the Literature Circle experience from deployment to management to assessment in a 1:1 environment Participants will: Learn how to infuse technology into Literature Circles using free, web-based applications like Padlet, Google Slides, Google Hangouts and Google Forms. Understand how to deploy, manage and assess the Literature Circle/Book Club experience in a 1:1 environment. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Higher Education

Speakers
NW

Nicole Waid

SUNY Oneonta


Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency A

1:45pm

1:1 Learning Initiatives: Blueprint for Success
If you have ever considered a 1:1 initiative or want to expand a pilot project, come get a blueprint for success for 1:1 initiatives in our public schools. With the New York State SMART Schools initiative, we have an opportunity to transform learning in our classrooms and an overview of the SMART School initiative will be presented. The focus will shift to one aspect of the SMART initiative and look directly at 1:1 Learning. We will discuss technology and why some technology is better than others. We will cover basic network requirements. We will look at costs, financial resources, and how you can actually save money by going 1:1. Deployment planning and strategies will be touched on. Most importantly, we will present considerations regarding the purpose of a 1:1 initiative and what you hope to accomplish, because going 1:1 should be all about learning and not so much about really cool technology. Lockport City School District has stepped into a K-6 1:1 initiative over the last 6 years and studied the results on academic performance. Data will be presented and discussed and proven strategies for success will be shared. If you are considering a 1:1 initiative or just want to be in the know about SMART and transformational learning, come join us for an hour packed with useful information.

Speakers
RL

Robert LiPuma

DIRECTOR OF ASSESSMENT AND TECHNOLOGY, Lockport City School District


Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Highland H

1:45pm

Breakout EDU: Unlocking Student Motivation
Breakout EDU is based upon the popular Escape Rooms around the country. Students are provided with a box and hasp sealed with several types of locks. They are given clues to open each lock and eventually "Break Out" of the box. The concept can be applied to all subject area, because the clues reveal academic content! There are digital Breakouts and technology is inserted throughout the process as students gather evidence to solve the mystery.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Krieger

Heather Krieger

Technology Integrator, Williamsville Central Schools
New Tech Tools and best practice. Integration of Technology in the classroom!


Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Highland B

1:45pm

Educators of the Future: Refreshing the ISTE Standards for Teachers

Join this interactive session to share your perspective on the future of the teaching profession and the shape of the refreshed ISTE Standards for Teachers! The ISTE Standards provide an important framework for teaching and learning. The 2016 refresh of the ISTE Standards for Students confirmed fundamental skills and revealed key shifts in the culture of education. How can teachers be prepared for these shifts? How can the ISTE Standards support and guide teacher agency, professional development, and innovative learning design? Share your valuable insights, and learn more about how ISTE can best support your education leadership needs and goals.


Speakers
avatar for Susan Larson

Susan Larson

Senior Director of Affiliate Relations, ISTE
Susan Larson is ISTE's Director of Affiliate Relations and well-versed in the ISTE Standards.



Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency B

1:45pm

Geeky Google Tips And Tricks For Effective Web Searches
Google has lesser-known features that enrich anyone's experience on the WEB. See dynamic, interactive, features that make finding information, doing research, and accessing topics efficient & easier. Use with GAFE to improve its functionality. Find exactly what you're looking for & use Google more effectively. See powerful research & information gathering tools - perfect for students & your own, personal productivity. Also, ext & apps. BYOD and follow along. PRIZES

Speakers
avatar for Carol LaRow

Carol LaRow

teacher, Niskayuna CSD ret
Upstate NY



Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Highland A

1:45pm

Going Social: Using Social Media in the Classroom
This session will explore how educators can use social media in the classroom. We’ll discuss why it’s important and how teachers can ensure their students - and themselves - have positive digital images and are well “Googlable” by the time they leave school.


Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Highland E

1:45pm

Google Classroom and Symbaloo: Your One Stop Shop!
How can you share your digital tools and websites you use in your classroom and bring them into Google Classroom? Discover how to tie a Symbaloo page to Google Classroom so your students have access to everything you want. Incorporate what they create on those sites with assignments in Classroom. Share documents and draw templates with the class and attach and share work from outside sources.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Ladouceur

Bob Ladouceur

Educational Technology Coordinator, Ogdensburg City Schools
I am currently in my 2nd year as the Ed Tech/Audio Visual Coordinator for the Ogdensburg City School district. I taught a grade 1-2 loop for 18 years before that. I have presented many workshops on technology integration in the classroom for Model Schools and look forward to working... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Highland G

1:45pm

Google Tools for Everyone: Access to Common Core
At last-a true accessibility tool for Google users! Participants in our hands on session can learn the basics of supporting learners of all ages and abilities in Reading, Writing and Research/Study Skills with Read&Write for Google. Suitable for educators looking to differentiate instruction for guided and independent practice. We'll show how selecting and implementing the right tools in your for instruction will help students demonstrate their understanding on state Assessments.

Speakers
JG

Jeff Greaves

Territory Sales Director, Texthelp Inc


Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Aqueduct CD

1:45pm

Guiding Students on an Inquiry / Project-based Learning Journey
Are you interested in implementing inquiry or project-based learning in your classroom?One of the more challenging aspects of supporting student led inquiry is locating the resources and tools to support and engage students through the inquiry process of formulating questions, gathering and organizing information, interpreting and analyzing the data, evaluating and drawing conclusions, communicating and taking action. This session will provide you with guidance on how to successfully implement inquiry/project-based learning and locate teacher-shared resources to support the different stages of the inquiry process, resources linked to specific areas of the curriculum and strategies for activating curiosity and facilitating the journey.

Speakers
avatar for Camille Rutherford

Camille Rutherford

Professor, Brock University
Dr. Camille Rutherford is an Associate Professor of Education at Brock University. As a former classroom teacher and university administrator, her work with teacher candidates, teachers, adult educators educational leaders and technology companies explores the use of technology to... Read More →



Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Highland J

1:45pm

Instruction without Disruption; The benefits of Blended Learning
This presentation will uncover how two teachers utilize blended learning to optimize, differentiate, and get students engaged in the learning! By utilizing Chromebooks and a learning management system these teachers have created an environment that is responsive to all types of learners.

Speakers
avatar for Amie Johnson

Amie Johnson

Spanish teacher, Clinton Central School
NBCT, Google certified educator, technophile, flipped fanatic, lifelong learner


Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Aqueduct A

1:45pm

It's Happening: Why coding is still important
Since the Code.org initiative 3 years, the percentage of schools teaching coding went from 1 in 10 to 1 in 4. Sometimes in education, when we measure things through data, we change course. We can not "give up the ship" on coding. In this presentation, I will explain why coding is even more important and how it would be wrong for a school to not embrace it or abandon the initiative. Teachers will be able to explain what an artificial neural network is and understand the concept of eSports and how it is a game changer for education. Teachers will be able to create and argument for the need for coding in their schools. Teachers will be given resources to use so that they can start a coding course. Teachers will understand that they can learn to code and they can teach it to their students. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technical (IT),Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Higher Education, Home School, Board of Education, Community Member

Speakers

Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Highland C

1:45pm

Leading Technology Change
Session will focus on developing a 1:1 program and the steps that Webster CSD went through to Transform Learning through Technology.

Speakers
BZ

Brian Zimmer

Director of Educational Technology, Webster CSD


Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Highland D

1:45pm

Living History - Inventors & Making Inventions
The Living History Project describes a curriculum of integrating humanities (research, writing and presentaion) with technology by building a physical model of a significant inventor. Utilizing a framework of project-based learning, the project consists of several phases including design thinking, research, writing, and hands-on building. Students construct an inventor’s model with electronics, 3D printing or upcycling (or a combination of all three).

Speakers
avatar for David Held

David Held

Technology Director/Teacher, Poughkeepsie Day School
I've been the technology director at Poughkeepsie Day School since 2002 and has worked in the field of educational technology for 20 years. I also teach Art and Technology classes and 3D printing classes in both the Upper and Middle Schools at PDS. I started the school's maker space... Read More →
JL

Jake Lahey

Teacher, Poughkeepsie Day School


Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency C

1:45pm

Taking Informed Action - Tweet Away
This session will explore how educators can use social media in the classroom. We’ll discuss why it’s important and how teachers can ensure their students - and themselves - have positive digital images and are well “Googlable” by the time they leave school.

Speakers
DS

Dana Serure

Staff Development Specialist, Erie 2 Chat-CATT BOCES
I am a Staff Development Specialist with Integrated Educational Services - IES team at E2CCB (Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus Board of Cooperative Educational Services) located in Fredonia, NY.  My field experience in education spans over twenty years - serving as a classroom Social... Read More →



Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Highland F

1:45pm

Tech Bytes: Building Teacher's Tech Super Powers
In a world of technology integration, how are we supporting teachers for whom technology is their nemesis? In this presentation we will look at what skills are necessary for tech success in the classroom and share ways to build teacher capacity through a model of support Erie 2 CC BOCES is utilizing. Time will be allotted for collaborative discussion and sharing of participants as well.

Speakers
avatar for Katy Berner-Wallen

Katy Berner-Wallen

Staff Dev. Specialist; Model Schools Rep., Erie 2 Catt-Chautauqua BOCES
- 1:1 iPads & Chromebooks, Google CS, WonderWorkshop (Dash), ELA, Makey Makey, Beginning Coding


Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Cascade EF

1:45pm

The NYS Distance Learning Consortium Digital Playground
The NYSDLC continues to support districts across New York State by providing opportunities, services, and professional development related to video distance and online learning. Come see what new technologies and opportunities are available for your district, classroom, and students; ask questions of the professionals on the front line and get advice how to implement them.

Speakers

Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Aqueduct B

1:45pm

What should a 21st Century educator look like?

The educator of today is a connected learner. What does that look like and how do all educators move to a relevant, connected, collaborative mindset? Participants will examine what qualities a "Connected Educator" exhibits and how every educator, in their own way, can use those qualities to extend learning for themselves and their students.

 


Speakers
avatar for Tom Whitby

Tom Whitby

Blogger, Whitby.com
Author of The Relevant Educator. Co-Creator of #Edchat, Creator of The Educator's PLN Education Blogger: My Island View, http://tomwhitby.wordpress.com. Edutopia Blogger. Host of The Edchat Radio Show on the BAM Network, holder of the ISTE Making IT Happen Award. Speaker, consultant... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Highland K

3:00pm

Google Expeditions Open House
Learn how teachers are using Google Expeditions to expose their students to places and things around the world and universe. Field trips are a great way for teachers to engage students and give them a first hand understanding of a subject — but they're not always practical or even possible. Expeditions allows teachers to make their curriculum come alive by taking their students on field trips to almost anywhere they can imagine.  Experience it first-hand in this Google Expeditions Open House!


Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Riverside Court (Convention Center)

3:00pm

360 Degree Learning Experience
360 learning, transcends the brick and mortar experience of the past & acknowledges how students, need to learn going forward. From having the right devices for learning and teaching , to the right infrastructure that give meaningful information for educators, parents, students to guide their learning journey to ensuring the learning environment in schools, libraries, home (anywhere) is conducive to anytime, anyhow learning,


Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
RRCC Empire Lounge

3:00pm

Access to Text: Creating Digital Books is Easy!
Content instruction in science and social studies often involves traditional textbooks which can be outdated, missing critical information, and may actually provide barriers to students with disabilities that are either unengaged, unable to read the content, or learn from the way the content is provided (Nelson, Arthur, Jensen, & VanHorn, 2011). The presentation will share ways in which teachers of students with print disabilities can access digital copies of text through the National Instructional Materials Access Center and Bookshare. In addition, participants will learn how to create their own which may be enable them to provide additional visuals, videos, interactive and engaging activities, and formative assessments which may help more students with learning challenges learn the content. The many ways in which digital text can be adjusted to fit the needs of the learner will be presented (Behrmann, 2001). Participants will learn how they and their students can use iBooks Author, Bookbuilder, and other free tools to create digital text.1) Participants will see how digital books are excellent examples of addressing accessibility issues and UDL principles for students with print disabilities. 2) Participants will learn how to create digital books using a variety of digital tools. 3) Participants will gain access to digital books created using these tools and will learn the advantages and limitations to each of these tools. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Higher Education

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Marya Grande

Dr. Marya Grande

Associate Professor, Canisius College



Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cascade CD

3:00pm

An LMS Students and Faculty Will Actually Use
Schoology allows for an entire school system of educators, students and parents to feel comfortable using an LMS, not just a handful of power users. Come see how Schoology can be easily adopted and implemented for digital conversion, blended learning, internal Professional Development, collaborative resource sharing and more. Understanding how Schoology can be used as an Education Cloud to create engaging content, design lessons and assess student learning. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technical (IT),Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Higher Education, Home School, Board of Education, Community Member

Speakers
MP

Marina Panagakos

Senior Account Executive, Schoology
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Amanda Rice

K12 Sales Manager, Schoology


Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cascade EF

3:00pm

AR vs VR: Which World Do You Live In?
Augmented and virtual realities are here and if used correctly can bring excitement into your classroom. Come see how scannable technologies and virtual field trips can be used to promote student-directed discovery learning to support both the ISTE and Common Core Standards. Participants will learn how QR codes, Aurasma, Google Cardboard, and Google Lit Trips are used to provide innovative instruction and put F-U-N back in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Horton

Cassandra Horton

Teacher Integration Teacher, Wappingers Central School District
Cassie Horton is a veteran teacher who has recently become a Technology Integration Specialist in the Wappingers Central School District.  She has focused much of her career on motivating at-risk students in an intervention setting and began creating a blended learning environment... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland A

3:00pm

Bookshare: Free Accessible Digital Content
Students with print based disabilities qualify for a resource called Bookshare. This accessible digital library is free for K-12 students who qualify. Learn who qualifies and the various ways that students can access content in order to help them keep up with the academic demands, despite significant difficulty accessing traditional print. See videos of students with a variety of disabilities utilizing different platforms to access digital books. Bookshare increases students' independence and encourages them to be lifelong readers.-learn who qualifies -learn 5 different platforms and apps to access material -learn about library features and content -see how Bookshare integrates into academic and home settings -see how Bookshare supports achieving objectives for literacy and academic success Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Higher Education, Home School, Community Member

Speakers
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Eileen Pasquini

AT Specialist, Bethlehem Central school district


Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland J

3:00pm

Breaking the Tether from the Board
In this workshop, we will demonstrate how we use collaboration between the Chromebook, tablet, and Splashtop to make the teacher more mobile for the purpose of increasing student engagement and classroom management. We will show set up and examples of use within K-12 classroom settings. The audience will have an understanding of how different technologies can be incorporated into the classroom and curriculum to further student engagement and productivity. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technical (IT),Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
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Casey Grey

Technology Integration Specialist, Pine Bush Central Schools


Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency A

3:00pm

Classroom Virtual Reality Just Got Real
Imagine climbing Machu Picchu without ever leaving your classroom. With the advancement of virtual and augmented reality apps for mobile devices, your imagination can now become reality. This session will demonstrate how virtual and augmented reality can be used to enhance student engagement and learning through the use of google cardboard, YouTube 360, and various apps for mobile devices. How to utilize and integrate virtual and augmented reality within their classroom. Explore a variety of tools, apps, and resources to enhance any lesson. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Higher Education, Home School

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Cauthers

Jennifer Cauthers

Teacher/Building Technology Leader, Mahopac Central School District
I have been teaching high school and college level science for 17 years. I have a BS in Animal Science from Cornell and a Masters in Instructional Technology from NYIT. I am also a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Teacher. I enjoy learning new ways to engage... Read More →
avatar for Brian Cauthers

Brian Cauthers

Science Teacher, Mahopac Central School District
I have been a middle school science teacher since 2000. I am a level 2 Google Certified Educator and Apple Certified Teacher. I recently became very involved in the applications of virtual reality and augmented reality apps in the classroom. I began a virtual field trip website... Read More →



Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland B

3:00pm

Creativity, Innovation and a 'littleBit' of Design Thinking
You don't have to be a grown-up to be an innovative! Using littleBits -- magnetic circuits that snap together for prototyping -- all students can practice design thinking. In this workshop, educators will learn how introduce basic concepts of STEM and Design Thinking within a classroom setting. Discover how to run a littleBits Design Challenge and view some impressive student creations. We all know the importance of teaching STEM/STEAM, but how do you teach these skills to students in a fun, relevant, and engaging way? The purpose of this workshop is to help educators get a better idea how to introduce a basic concept of STEM and Design Thinking within the a classroom. Design Thinking is a term associated with engineering, but one that also can be applied within an educational context. In education, design thinking refers to methods and activities that students apply during the process of designing to solve a specific problem. littleBits are easy-to-use magnetic circuits that allow students to become inventors. Participating in a design challenge is not only helpful in promoting STEM-based skills, but also creativity, collaboration, and problem solving abilities as well. Through using littleBits, students as young as 6 years old can design complicated circuits in seconds. The circuits, coupled with imagination and ingenuity, result in amazing inventions that helps solve specific problems. Through starting a Design Challenge Workshop, teachers can create a Constructivist environment that will integrate STEM by providing students the opportunity to practice how to "think like an engineer. "Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Rich Colosi

Rich Colosi

Instructional Technology Specialist, Monroe #2 BOCES
Richard Colosi is an Instructional Technology Specialist from Rochester, NY. Since beginning his education career, he has established himself as an effective leader within instructional technology through creating and sharing effective integration practices to maximize student success... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland D

3:00pm

Engaging Writers with Google Apps, WeVideo & More!
This session will explore how using digital tools, such as Google Apps and WeVideo, can increase writing volume and improve student writing. We will explore collaborative projects from K-12 that connect to Narrative, Argumentative and Informational Units of Study, as well as writing across the content areas.Participants will learn how the use of digital tools (such as Google Apps, WeVideo, LucidPress, etc.) to create collaborative projects, digital stories, publications, and more can engage all writers throughout the instructional day and across all content areas.Elementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff,Librarian/Media Specialist,Staff Development Coordinators,Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Megan Hugg

Megan Hugg

Technology Integration Specialist, Monroe 2 BOCES
avatar for Lindsey Peet

Lindsey Peet

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, York Central School


Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency B

3:00pm

Formative Assessment Tools to Rock Your World
Are you looking for ways to integrate technology into your classroom? Join us as we take a look at formative assessment tools and how to use them safely. Best practices can give us great feedback on students’ learning and help inform instruction. Participants will walk away with a list of the best apps and websites and effective ways to use them to increase student engagement.


Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland E

3:00pm

Game-Based Learning and Gamification: Strategies for Effective Integration
Research shows that game-based learning and gamification improve motivation and engagement within the classroom. However, there are a lot of misconceptions around what constitutes game-based learning and what constitutes gamification. In this session, we will examine the differences between game-based learning and gamification as well as the benefits and challenges of using these strategies in the classroom. Together we will explore two examples of how to effectively integrate game-based learning and gamification into the classroom and then you will have the opportunity to apply this process to your own teaching practice (BYOD).Educators will be able to differentiate between game-based learning and gamification. Educators will be able to understand some of the benefits and challenges of implementing game-based learning and gamification into their classroom. Educators will work through some examples of integrating game – based learning and gamification into the classroom and have the opportunity to collaboratively apply this to their own teaching practice.Elementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff,Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Bunz

Rebecca Bunz

Instructor, Graduate Student, Brock University
Rebecca Bunz (BSc, BEd, MEd) is a graduate student and Instructor at Brock University. She is also a Mathematics Professor at Niagara College. Her research surrounds effectively evaluating and integrating educational technology into the Mathematics classroom.


Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cascade AB

3:00pm

HP-Print Security
Speakers
EA

Evan Arsenault

HP Print Security TC, HP


Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Aqueduct CD

3:00pm

Leading and Learning as a 1:1 Community
Learn to hone the super powers that will enable you to avoid the kryptonite as you lead your district through a 1:1 initiative and create an Instructional League of Leaders and Learners. The Lake George Central School District leads with the intention of creating and cultivating a community of learners. Using the powers of Reflection and Evaluation, we hold true to our weLearn vision and guiding principles, while adjusting the strategies, tools and practices used to achieve student goals. The Lake George implementation of weLearn, 1:1 initiative, is one of constant growth and reflection at all levels resulting in constant leading and learning. The workshop will follow the WISER Model of Inquiry to answer the essential question...How have the Lake George weLearn Vision and guiding principles resulted in a successful 1:1 implementation? Through the WISER Model of Inquiry we will define our weLearn initiative, outline what success means to us, describe our path, and share our vision and guiding principles. This interactive workshop will provide participants with instructional strategies and tools that can be immediately utilized for leading and learning.1. Structures for building shared goals and capacity to support and grow them. 2. Strategies and practical examples for supporting the 4C’s, New Literacies and Digital Citizenship through the WISER Model of Inquiry. 3. Ideas for creating and cultivating Professional Learning rather than Professional Development. 4. Technology tools and resources to utilize in leading and learning. Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
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Megan Coker

Director of Instructional Technology, Lake George Central School District
Megan Coker is the Director of Instructional Technology at Lake George Central School District, where she combines her ten years of teaching experience with her passion for instructional technology to support authentic and continuous learning for students and teachers.  In addition... Read More →
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Bridget Crossman

Teacher, Lake George CSD
Bridget Crossman is the elementary teacher librarian at Lake George School District. She was the recipient of the 2013 New York State Reading Association’s Library Media Specialist Award. Bridget has presented at several conference on inquiry over the last year, including NYSCSS... Read More →
SO

Sarah Olson

Sarah Olson is the teacher librarian at Lake George Junior/ Senior High School. She has recently presented at several conferences on inquiry instruction, and is the coauthor of “Inquiry Infusion: Surviving and Thriving in a 1:1 Environment” published in School Library Connection... Read More →



Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland C

3:00pm

Literature Circles 2016: Tech-Infused Book Clubs
Literature Circles epitomize student-centered, collaborative learning in ELA. And when infused with technology, the learning experience is transformed! Join in a discovery of free, web-based applications including Padlet, Google Slides, Google Hangouts and Google Forms. Learn how these apps enhance the Literature Circle experience from deployment to management to assessment in a 1:1 environment Participants will: Learn how to infuse technology into Literature Circles using free, web-based applications like Padlet, Google Slides, Google Hangouts and Google Forms. Understand how to deploy, manage and assess the Literature Circle/Book Club experience in a 1:1 environment. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Higher Education

Speakers
avatar for Lee Araoz

Lee Araoz

District Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Lawrence Public Schools
I provide job-embedded professional development on a daily basis as an instructional coach, teacher trainer, and assistive technology consultant. I am a Google Certified Educator who has presented extensively in school districts, college campuses and at educational conferences around... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland K

3:00pm

Making Goes Mobile
Interested in starting a makerspace but not sure how? Worried about space? This is the first stage of a makerspace that is highly adaptable. We've€™ put robotics, Legos, rube goldberg, makey makey on carts with challenge and project cards. These carts have been kid tested and approved. The carts are inventoried and signed out via the elementary library. There will be examples on hand. Participants will leave with a practical way to get started with elementary makerspaces. Participants will benefit from seeing examples. Detailed plans will be provided for participant use and modification. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator


Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland G

3:00pm

NYS Learning Network
The NYS Learning Network is a collaborative digital resource model for student and teacher support. This collaboration between many BOCES across New York state has created K-12 curriculum and resources built around the the new framework for ELA, Math, Social Studies, Science, CareerTech, and more. All resources are created by regional groups of teachers working together to bring classroom credibility and rigor to the content. Come see how these BOCES work together to create curricula, view what has been created to date, and listen to success stories. Presented by: Kevin Healy (OHM BOCES), Matthew Bashant (OHM BOCES), Phil Sheridan (DCMO BOCES), Margaret Colella (CO BOCES), Elisa Barilla (Nassau BOCES), Tami Fancher (ONC BOCES)

Speakers
EB

Elisa Barilla

Nassau BOCES
TF

Tami Fancher

ONC BOCES
avatar for Kevin Healy

Kevin Healy

Computer Education Coordinator, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES
OHM BOCES
PS

Phil Sheridan

Technology Director/Coordinator, DCMO BOCES


Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Aqueduct A

3:00pm

OneNote And The ADD Student
OneNote is a powerful application that can benefit any student. For ADD students, however, OneNote truly has the potential to revolutionize their academic lives. Find out how this free application can help transform disorganized, forgetful students into empowered, self-reliant learners.

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Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland H

3:00pm

The NYS Distance Learning Consortium Digital Playground
The NYSDLC continues to support districts across New York State by providing opportunities, services, and professional development related to video distance and online learning. Come see what new technologies and opportunities are available for your district, classroom, and students; ask questions of the professionals on the front line and get advice how to implement them.

Speakers

Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Aqueduct B

3:00pm

Triple S! Sharing Student Success
Students can share their successes with their own online portfolio. These portfolios will showcase their work in school, in extracurricular activities, their personal interests, and sports involvement and achievements. Several different programs will be highlighted including Google Sites, Weebly, Google Drive, and Google Docs. This presentation will also discuss how to differentiate a portfolio project, how to get started with a grade level team, and how to continue this project every year to graduation. Participants will take away new resources and experiences on digital student portfolios. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
JC

Julia Chesney

English 9 Teacher, Stillwater High School
avatar for Courtney Sayward

Courtney Sayward

Assistant Coordinator for Model Schools, WSWHE BOCES
Courtney Sayward is an Assistant Coordinator for Model Schools. Courtney earned a BS in Geology, a BA in Mathematics, and a minor in hydrogeology from SUNY Plattsburgh. Courtney also completed graduate coursework in teaching from SUNY Plattsburgh and recently completed her Master... Read More →


Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Highland F

3:00pm

Using Technology to Facilitate Hands-on Learning
Advocates for hands-on learning argue that it promotes learning because it provides additional sources of brain activation via kinesthetic involvement, while also increasing intrinsic interest, motivation and engagement (Flick, 1993; Haury & Rillero, 1994 as cited in Klahr et al, 2007). Despite these benefits, hands-on learning experiences are also considered to have higher logistical, financial, and temporal costs when compared with other approaches to instruction (Hodson, 1996 as cited in Klahr et al, 2007). The problems that may arise during hands-on learning are often a lack of immediate feedback, confusing and inconsistent feedback or learners engaging in off-task activities that produce irrelevant information (Klahr et al, 2007). This presentation will highlight the results from a research project that investigated how technology can be used to provide students with step-by-step instructions, relevant and timely support and feedback, in-line assessment and multimedia tools to capture observations to overcome some of the problems associated with traditional hands-on learning experiences. Participants will have the opportunity to use a variety of resources while engaging in a hands-on learning activity.-Review the benefits and challenges of hands-on learning -Investigate how a variety of technology resources (LMS, Google Docs, Office 365, iPads, Chromebooks) can be used to overcome the challenges associated with hands-on learning. Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Higher Education

Speakers
avatar for Camille Rutherford

Camille Rutherford

Professor, Brock University
Dr. Camille Rutherford is an Associate Professor of Education at Brock University. As a former classroom teacher and university administrator, her work with teacher candidates, teachers, adult educators educational leaders and technology companies explores the use of technology to... Read More →



Sunday November 20, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency C

5:00pm

Round Robin Reception
Sunday November 20, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Ballroom

6:15pm

Opening Banquet, Awards & Keynote
Adam Bellow
CEO of Breakout EDU

Adam Bellow is a dedicated educational technologist and CEO of Breakout EDU, the immersive gaming platform that enables teachers and students to turn their classrooms into a place of discovery and inquiry based learning. Before that he served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow for the White House. Over the past decade, Bellow has created several popular edtech learning platforms including eduTecher, eduClipper, and WeLearnedIt. Bellow has written several books about educational technology and he is also serving as a board member for the EdCamp Foundation in addition to speaking internationally about education and the power of technology to enhance learning.


Sunday November 20, 2016 6:15pm - 9:00pm
RRCC Exhibit Floor
 
Monday, November 21
 

6:30am

6:30am

7:00am

Coffee Edu at NYSCATE
Would you like to start your morning off with a good cup of coffee and some good edtech conversation?  Join resident Geek Andrew Wheelock at the Google Lounge on the Vendors floor for free coffee and conversation/ sharing on Monday and Tuesday Morning from 7am-8am.

Coffee Edu sessions are unconference style events where the conversation leads where it is supposed to lead.



For more information about Coffee Edu Sessions:

http://www.coffeeedu.org/

Follow @coffee_EDU on Twitter.

Follow the #coffeeEDU hashtag.

Join the Google Plus or Facebook page to stay connected with CoffeeEDU.

Image used with permission from Coffee Edu

  

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Wheelock

Andrew Wheelock

Technology Coordinator, Erie ! BOCES
Andrew Wheelock (Spiff Whitfield) is a Technology Integrator at Erie 1 BOCES/WNYRIC.Recently, awarded with the Outstanding New York State Technology Leader Award, and previously served as the Chairperson of ISTE's SIGVE (Now VEN) Group from 2011-2013.I collaborate with teachers using... Read More →


Monday November 21, 2016 7:00am - 8:00am
Riverside Court (Convention Center)

7:00am

Registration
Monday November 21, 2016 7:00am - 4:00pm
Rochester Riverside Convention Center

7:30am

Breakfast
Breakfast will be served in the Lilac Ballroom between 7:30 and 8:30 AM  There will not be a program associated with the breakfast, so feel free to come in any time between those hours.

Monday November 21, 2016 7:30am - 8:30am
Lilac Ballroom RRCC

8:00am

Safer Students, Better Learning: Chromebook Management With GoGuardian
With a suite of position-tailored products designed and built just for Chromebooks, GoGuardian makes it easy for school districts to manage large or small device deployments. Whether it’s protecting students online, empowering teachers with classroom management tools, or gaining insights into how a technology program is working, there’s a GoGuardian solution for every district.

Speakers
JS

Jeff Stark

GoGuardian


Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 8:45am
Riverside Court (Convention Center)

8:00am

GSuite Tips and Tricks for Education
In this session learn about tips and tricks for users of GSuite including: how to manage apps and bookmarks using the Admin console; how to manage work submissions using Google Classroom; how to manage communications using Calendar and Forms, and how to use apps and add-ons to enhance Google Docs, Forms, Drive and Sheets.

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Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
RRCC Empire Lounge

8:00am

1 to 1 Recap-How We Achieved Staff and Student Buy-in from PreK-12th Grade
Come learn how the East Syracuse Minoa School District achieved high buy-in from faculty and staff and successfully implemented a 1 to 1 project PreK thru 12th grade. We will walk you through the planning and training process, talk about what went well, what didn't and answer questions. Bring your own 1 to 1 story and share your ideas as well.  Instructional details will also be discussed

 


Speakers
KO

Kieran O’Connor

Executive Director of Planning, Development and Technology, East Syracuse Minoa Central Schools


Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Hyatt Regency B

8:00am

Best Practices in Mobile Device Management and IT Asset Management

96% of faculty agree that technology plays a significant role in the classroom and 83% of faculty use technology in the classroom to deliver instruction. Whether your school provides devices to every classroom or you have a BYOD policy in place, managing all the devices on your network is a common challenge for IT departments. With these staggering statistics, effective strategies to better manage devices is critical to ensure your team is successful.

Join our session to learn success strategies, including:

  • Trends and changes in classroom instruction and the impact on mobile device usage in schools
  • Best practices to remotely manage device policies and supervise device usage
  • Tips for efficient and manageable application deployment
  • How to accommodate BYOD policies without compromising security
  • How to automate your asset management to improve compliance, security and more

3 Learning Objectives

  1. Learn tips to remotely manage device policies, supervise device usage, and efficiently management application deployment
  2. Understand how trends and changes in classroom instruction impact mobile device usage and IT asset management
  3. Learn how to accommodate BYOD policies without compromising security

 

 



Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Highland D

8:00am

Blending the 'Write' Stuff
This is an interactive session that will show you how to Blend or Flip Your Writing Workshop! This approach allows students to control the time, place, path or pace of their own learning. Additionally, it provides you, the teacher, with engaging alternatives for publishing student work using online options and apps. This blended technology approach will help you gain more time to coach and conference with students, increase time for actual writing practice across all genres, and help prepare your learners to participate in the next generation of state assessments. Bring a device with you to the presentation in order to experience first hand some digital lessons.1. Attendees will take away a new approach to teaching writing using a blended model. 2. Attendees will see the Guide-on-the-Side/blended model used effectively at any grade level. 3. Attendees will receive resources, tips and tricks to help them engage writers using a variety of apps, WriteSteps, and WriteAbout.com to make the most of their individual conferencing/coaching time. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Technology Integration Coordinator, Home School

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Van Raden

Joanna Van Raden

Independent Consultant, Independent Consultant
I am a blended learning enthusiast! I taught at the elementary level for 32 years and had the most exciting time of my career during the last few when I taught a 1:1 iPad class fully blending all subjects. I received the 2015 Michigan Association of Computer Using in Learning (MACUL... Read More →



Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Aqueduct CD

8:00am

Breakout EDU - An immersive learning game


Come experience Breakout EDU, the immersive learning games platform that is taking schools by storm. In this session you get to play a Breakout EDU game with other attendees and using collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication you will try to break beat the clock and break into the Breakout EDU box. Come see what has teachers and students all over the world falling in love with Breakout EDU.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

CEO, Breakout EDU
Adam Bellow is a dedicated educational technologist and father of two young boys. Adam is the co-founder of Breakout EDU, the immersive gaming platform that enables teachers and students to turn their classrooms into a place of discovery and inquiry based learning. Before that he... Read More →


Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Hyatt Regency A

8:00am

CANCELLED Getting More from your Devices: Tricks, Lessons -- and Real Solutions
Whether you're going with Chromebooks, iPads, Windows devices, or a mix, make sure your 1:1 program is safe, enhances learning and saves time with a Lightspeed Systems Bundle! You'll wonder how you lived without the multi-OS management, centralized admin controls, screen monitoring and instruction tools, on- and off-network filtering, lost device discovery, and all the data and reports you need -- all brought together in a single dashboard that's in the cloud, easy to use, and made just for schools.

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Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Highland K

8:00am

Effective Models of Professional Development
Discussions around the variety of different ways professional development can be implemented on a school campus. In this session, we will walk through the variety of techniques used at McQuaid Jesuit during our 1:1 rollout ranging from informal lunch groups to scheduled classes for teachers. Additionally, discussions of techniques and strategies for best addressing teachers needs will be woven throughout the entire conversation.

Speakers
DP

Dan Pitnell

Educational Technology Specialist, McQuaid Jesuit


Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Highland J

8:00am

Emotional Intelligence via Tinkering and Robotics
Collaborative Robotics, Tinkering, and Making experiences can provide the perfect environment for the development of emotional intelligence and social skills. This session includes: 1. A description of a multi-age, inclusive, pilot robotics/tinkering program 2. Suggested materials for low to moderate cost initial program set-up 3. Discussion of how to facilitate collaborative experiences to increase the emotional intelligence of students1. Participants will be able to plan for the inclusion of tinkering and technology experiences in their schools and classrooms 2. Participants will be able to design STEM based learning experiences that provide opportunities for communication and social skills developmentElementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Hope Kantor

Hope Kantor

Special Education Teacher, Rochester City School District
Hope has worked with students with special needs since 1990. She began her career in the Palm Beach County school district and is currently a Special Education Teacher in the Rochester City School District. Her range of experience includes teaching pre-school students through adults... Read More →



Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Hyatt Ballroom A

8:00am

Empowering Administrators to Lead Change Toward a True Data Driven Culture
School Leaders must be instructional leaders first and foremost. While we have many responsibilities, teaching and learning are the central missions of our systems and we have to be or become experts in this critical area. No longer can we leave our mark on our school communities through capital projects and successful budgets alone. We have impacted student achievement in our district through our leadership actions-come and learn how to create a culture that supports student learning gains through the use of 21st century assessment and learning technology.

Speakers
KM

Kim Moritz

Superintendent


Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Cascade CD

8:00am

Flip Blended Inquiry on its head with Google Forms
Unlock some secret uses of Google Forms to integrate flipped and blended instruction into one streamlined activity that encourages inquiry and accountability. In this workshop, you will learn how embedding videos into Forms provides just in time instruction, find a nice balance between the autograde feature of Flubaroo and the need for writing indepth answers.*How to use Flipped Videos to provide for just in time instruction during an activity. *How to make students stop and check with a teacher using secret Google Form "passwords". *How to find that balance between using the Flubaroo autograde feature and handwritten work.Elementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff,Librarian/Media Specialist,Staff Development Coordinators,Technology Integration Coordinator,Higher Education,Home School

Speakers
avatar for Michael Szczepanik

Michael Szczepanik

Science Teacher, Hilton High School
Mike is a Biology teacher at Hilton High School, northwest of Rochester NY. He teaches Living Environment and AP Biology. Mike is a Level 1 Google Certified Educator and Flipped Class Instructor. Mike is also a member of the NYS Master Teacher Program in Finger Lakes Cohort.



Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Cascade EF

8:00am

Flipped Out! From Flipped Classroom to Flipped Learning
We've all heard of the Flipped Classroom Model, but how can we take that to the next level? How can we have students working at their own pace and ability level? Flipped Learning is the answer! This session will discuss the differences of Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning, how to transition between the two, and how to be successful with flipping in a traditional classroom structured district. Triumphs and challenges will be shared, along with suggestions on where to begin your flipping journey.Participants will take away new resources, advice, and experiences on Flipped Learning. Participants will also be part of a professional learning network (PLN) and take away ideas on where to begin in their classrooms.Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff,Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Sayward

Courtney Sayward

Assistant Coordinator for Model Schools, WSWHE BOCES
Courtney Sayward is an Assistant Coordinator for Model Schools. Courtney earned a BS in Geology, a BA in Mathematics, and a minor in hydrogeology from SUNY Plattsburgh. Courtney also completed graduate coursework in teaching from SUNY Plattsburgh and recently completed her Master... Read More →


Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Highland G

8:00am

Holy 1:1 Implementation Plan Batman!
Panel discussion/Q&A session (instructional tech integrators and teachers), will take you on the journey of two districts'€™ strategic 1:1 implementation plan from inception to current day. Tech integrators will explain reasons behind steps taken, and teachers (of various super power levels) will discuss their experience. Our goal is to make your 1:1 program less like DC vs. Marvel, and more like the Justice League; everyone working together with a purpose€¦ POW! Helping building leaders considering a 1:1 program to review our journey and take-always from year 1 of our districts'€™ technology initiative Using technology integration specialists to structure a strategic 1:1 implementation plan for your district Building internal capacity for 1:1 implementation Using technology integration specialists to structure and facilitate 1:1 pilot initiative Identify and discuss challenges related to implementation from both teacher and admin perspective Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Board of Education

Speakers
avatar for Rick Bray

Rick Bray

Instructional Technology PD Specialist, Broome-Tioga BOCES


Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Highland F

8:00am

Interactive Inquiries
The Inquiry Design Model (IDM) allows students to investigate historical events through a critical lens while simultaneously increasing their level of engagement, comprehension of material, and honing the highly sought after 21st Century workplace skills they need. Using Schoology and Google Drive to take inquiries online removes the walls from the classroom while allowing access to a huge variety of source material while promoting collaboration between students and the outside world. Participants will identify benefits of utilizing Schoology, Chromebooks, and Google Drive to create and facilitate online historical inquiries Participants will identify student engagement strategies to utilize with the blended learning style of interactive inquiries Participants will view authentic data collected comparing student achievement levels between traditional instructional models and interactive inquiries Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Home School

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Bidwell

Sarah Bidwell

Teacher, Windsor Central School District
Education with a twist! As both a teacher and and a copywriter I have had great success integrating marketing techniques (and web tools) with the Inquiry Design Model (IDM) in social studies. The result is Interactive Inquiries. I'm here to share the journey with you!


Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Hyatt Ballroom C

8:00am

Mobile First - Secure, Dynamic delivery of the 21st Century Connected Classroom

The Education landscape is quickly evolving.  Highly reliable wired and wireless networks, that can seamlessly scale from the Cloud to a Controller architecture are critical.  They need to ensure the highest level of security, while dynamically delivering applications based on the “who, what, where, and why’s” of your network.  And they need to be easy to manage with the greatest level of visibility in to who and what is actually on the network.  Join Aruba Networks to see how the 21st Century Connected Classroom can become a reality.   

 


Speakers
LJ

Logan Jones

Account Manager, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
Logan Jones has spent 12 years in Technology, and has specialized in Mobile First Wire and Wireless Networking for Education in the for the last 6 years. Logan is the Territory Manager for Aruba Networks, in Eastern Upstate NY.


Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Hyatt Ballroom G

8:00am

Powering Blended Learning with STEa*M
Jay Morris and Chris Cappelletti, who are a part of and work with other districts on successful Blended Learning and STEa*M Programs will assist in the progress of schools in planning and assessing their Blended Learning and STEa*M implementations. The Blending STEa*M discussion will help teachers, administrators and schools "jump start" start€ their Blended Learning and STEa*M initiative with an outline designed to guide them as they move from thinking about these related programs to executing them. Teachers and administrators should understand a Blended Learning and STEa*M Plan and Time Line. They should understand the importance of a survey tool when customizing their plan. They should be able to assess their readiness based on our technology initiative wheel. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff,Administrative,Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Chris Cappelletti

Chris Cappelletti

Teacher - Middle School.Jr HS, Cuba-Rushford Central School
I have taught social studies at Cuba-Rushford for the past 18 years. I am currently 1/2 day 7th grade Social Studies and 1/2 the day tech integrator for CRCS. We are a 1-to-1 iPad district grades 3-12. I'm passionate about doing what is best for kids, taking chances, not being afraid... Read More →
avatar for Jay Morris

Jay Morris

Technology Director, Cuba-Rusford School District
Learning, Everyday iCan at CRCS, Building our PLN, Teaching, Allegany Math Science Engineering Initiative, Falling is Learning Initiative


Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Hyatt Ballroom B

8:00am

Privacy Evaluations for Apps? What's That?
Do you know how the apps you're using use and share student information? Learn how to navigate Common Sense's new privacy evaluations and the implications for your school. Discuss the importance of privacy and data use for educators. Share practices at your school and learn from others. This session is for classroom teachers and administrators.


Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Highland E

8:00am

Redefining Learning Spaces 1 Year Later
The LHRIC's Active Learning Center is one-year old and being used to enhance the LHRIC's adult professional development programs and serve as a hub of exploration in active learning for local schools and districts. In this session, the LHRIC team will share their experiences and provide concrete and practical advice for those seeking to design and implement flexible learning spaces in their community. Participants will leave with: “ example design schematics for three common models of flexible learning spaces. “ checklists and planning guides for conceiving, designing, implementing and utilizing flexible learning spaces in their school/district. “ highlights of key principles and practices for designing instruction for active learning classrooms. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technical (IT),Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Martabano

Sarah Martabano

Manager, Educational Technology, Lower Hudson Regional Information Center



Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Highland A

8:00am

Scratch Day in Your District!
Participants will learn about one district's successful implementation of Scratch Day. This event, part of a global network that celebrates Scratch and young people that code, highlights your district's initiative in this important new literacy (coding) and brings parents, teachers and students together in a collaborative day of learning. Our first Scratch Day, held in May 2016 was an overwhelming success. Learn what we did - from the planning to the implementation - so you can pull it off in your district next year! Participants will learn how we planned, organized and ran our first Scratch Day. Handouts will be provided, sample activities and agendas will be shared, and strategies for publicizing and celebrating our success will be provided. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Board of Education, Community Member

Speakers
avatar for Linda Brandon

Linda Brandon

Technology Director/Coordinator, Lakeland Central School District
Talk to me about Scratch Day!
CR

Chris Ruggiero

Director of Curriculum, Mathematics, K-12, Lakeland C.S.D

Exhibitors
avatar for Judy Day

Judy Day

Conference Planner, NC State University
aharr@vernier.comWhether you’re looking for cutting-edge technology to enliven and support your labs in biology, chemistry, physics, or engineering there’s a Vernier solution appropriate for every grade level. And because we understand the needs of teachers – a high percentage... Read More →


Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Highland B

8:00am

Technology Planning Made Easy
Technology Plans are layered with details. The challenge is to find a balance of those details in a plan without losing the big picture. The facilitator will walk the class through the essential ingredients of a Technology Plan while identifying possible pitfalls and obstacles. Solutions will be offered based on 18 years of creating such plans. Participants will understand the essential ingredients of a technology plan Participants will anticipate obstacles and will brainstorm solutions Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technical (IT),Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Board of Education, Community Member

Speakers

Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Cascade AB

8:00am

The NYS Distance Learning Consortium Digital Playground
The NYSDLC continues to support districts across New York State by providing opportunities, services, and professional development related to video distance and online learning. Come see what new technologies and opportunities are available for your district, classroom, and students; ask questions of the professionals on the front line and get advice how to implement them.

Speakers

Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Aqueduct B

8:00am

The Paper Extinction and the Rise of the ePortfoliortfoli
Goodbye Elmer's glue, hello digital tools! Come learn how to capture the full picture of academic growth by leveraging ePortfolio tools like Mahara. Students and professionals can liberate themselves from reams of paper by sharing their best work online. Participants will learn how ePortfolios have become an emerging summative and formative tool for both students professionals to demonstrate academic skills. While expanding portfolios to represent a wider view of who we really are; come witness how this digital tool can highlight sports images, hobbies, and after school activities traditionally left out of paper subject-specific portfolios. Participants will learn best practices for developing a digital footprint that can grow year after year. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Higher Education

Speakers
BH

Betsy Hardy

Distance Learning Coordinator, Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES


Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Aqueduct A

8:00am

Today’s Video in the Classroom: Practical, Creative, Impactful, Engaging & Productive
Don’t think it’s possible to afford a powerful teaching tool that can boost student performance and broaden the effect of your instruction beyond the classroom? Well it is! Let us show you how EASY it is to use video to capture presentations for flipped classroom teaching, spice up lessons with video snips, connect to the community and the world to expand students’ thinking, as well as support collaboration by entertaining group/individual input and interaction. But wait, there’s more. You can also bring lessons to special needs and absentee students, address visual learners, and build digital literacy skills. The list goes on and on. Video is for anytime, anywhere, any device teaching/learning.


Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Highland H

8:00am

Virtual Reality Trends & Practices in Education
Across many software providers & hardware manufacturers, Virtual Reality technologies are evolving at an alarming rate and posed to impact many industries including education in ways never before imagined. Come learn about those that are accessible and available today in the classroom today and will continue to be even more accessible in the near future. Come see what the future is bringing today!

Speakers

Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Highland C

8:00am

What is the Future of K-12 Educational Technology?
A Review of the 2016 K-12 NMC Horizon Report
What is on the five-year horizon for K-12 schools worldwide? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions and similar inquiries regarding technology adoption and transforming teaching and learning steered the collaborative research and discussions to produce the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report - 2016 K-12 Edition, in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN).
This presentation will outline the three key sections of this report — key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in educational technology — that constitute a reference and straightforward technology planning guide for educators, school leaders, administrators, policymakers, and technologists. We will discuss the impact of the Horizon Report on you and your schools so that it will help to inform the choices that institutions are making about technology to improve, support, or extend teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in K-12 education across the globe.

Speakers
avatar for Sean McDonough

Sean McDonough

National Educational Technology Consultant, Edmentum
I have over 25 years of experience in education as a teacher, administrator, CTO, and state director of educational technology. I've served on state and national boards, including CoSN and now work at Edmentum, providers of Plato Learning and Study Island. Come see how we are empowering... Read More →


Monday November 21, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Hyatt Regency C

9:15am

General Plenary and Keynote Address
Michael Massimino, Ph.D.
Former NASA Astronaut 
Columbia University Engineering Professor

You may have seen Mike Massimino on TV’s #1 show, “The Big Bang Theory,” but he didn’t just play a NASA astronaut on TV. Hear him share personal stories that entertain and inspire as he recounts pursuing his childhood dream to become an astronaut, training to fly as part of a crew on one of NASA’s most challenging space missions, facing adversity with his colleagues in space, and finding new challenges in his postastronaut career. Mike speaks about the value of having a passion and following a dream, persevering to achieve a goal, building a team to meet great challenges, pulling together to solve problems and move on in the aftermath of tragedies like the Columbia Space Shuttle accident, and using innovation to find new ways to achieve objectives and to solve problems when things go wrong. He will inspire you with the awe and beauty of space, and motivate you to tackle new challenges in life and always look towards the future.


Monday November 21, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
RRCC Exhibit Floor

10:30am

Exhibit Floor Opening
Monday November 21, 2016 10:30am - 5:00pm
RRCC Exhibit Floor

10:45am

Harnessing the Power of Google Chrome
Join Carole LaRow, Google Certified Trainer, to learn about some of the lesser-known tips, tricks, and features that help unleash the full power of Chrome.  You’ll leave feeling like a Chrome Jedi ready to take on all tasks at hand with maximum efficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Carol LaRow

Carol LaRow

teacher, Niskayuna CSD ret
Upstate NY



Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:30am
Riverside Court (Convention Center)

10:45am

360 Degree Learning Experience
360 learning, transcends the brick and mortar experience of the past & acknowledges how students, need to learn going forward. From having the right devices for learning and teaching , to the right infrastructure that give meaningful information for educators, parents, students to guide their learning journey to ensuring the learning environment in schools, libraries, home (anywhere) is conducive to anytime, anyhow learning,


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
RRCC Empire Lounge

10:45am

12 RICs Working as One: Supporting Data Privacy
Privacy and security of student, teacher and administrative data is paramount in the ever expanding world of educational technology. It is estimated that there are over 3,500 educational software applications in the market and it keeps growing. The 12 Regional Information Centers and the New York State Education Department have come together to develop and deliver a family of services that provide K-12 districts with data integration and single sign on capabilities, all while ensuring the security and privacy of student data. This session will provide information on Education Law 2d, the Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy, best practices for data privacy and security and an overview of the RIC One family of services. The objective of the session is to provide administrators with a better understanding of the services available through their Regional Information Center that focus on protecting student data while providing safe, efficient means to integrate data and facilitate learning.Administrative,Technical (IT),Technology Integration Coordinator, Board of Education, Community Member

Speakers
JF

Joe Fitzgerald

Assistant Director, Lower Hudson Regional Information Center / RIC One


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Highland C

10:45am

App Smackdown 4: Apps For ALL Devices
iPad? Chromebook? Windows? No worries! The 2016 App Smackdown will highlight educational apps which can be accessed from ANY platform. The App Smackdown is an interactive, fast paced, one hour-session, highlighting apps, across different content areas, categories, and grade levels. Participants will get a quick overview of many different kinds of educational apps and learn how to integrate them in their classroom. Regardless of platform is available in their district...participants will come away with several different examples of educational apps and how to showcase them in their classroom. We will also provide them with a list of links to each of these apps as well as websites and resources for mobile learning. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Home School, Board of Education

Speakers
avatar for Rich Colosi

Rich Colosi

Instructional Technology Specialist, Monroe #2 BOCES
Richard Colosi is an Instructional Technology Specialist from Rochester, NY. Since beginning his education career, he has established himself as an effective leader within instructional technology through creating and sharing effective integration practices to maximize student success... Read More →


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Hyatt Ballroom B

10:45am

Breakout EDU - An immersive learning game


Come experience Breakout EDU, the immersive learning games platform that is taking schools by storm. In this session you get to play a Breakout EDU game with other attendees and using collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication you will try to break beat the clock and break into the Breakout EDU box. Come see what has teachers and students all over the world falling in love with Breakout EDU.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

CEO, Breakout EDU
Adam Bellow is a dedicated educational technologist and father of two young boys. Adam is the co-founder of Breakout EDU, the immersive gaming platform that enables teachers and students to turn their classrooms into a place of discovery and inquiry based learning. Before that he... Read More →


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency A

10:45am

Cisco Connected Classroom Experience
Come see the Future of Teaching and Learning and breaking down the 4 walls of the traditional Classroom. Cisco has invested tremendously in an Innovative Platform for both Teachers and Students, to build, deliver, share and Collaborate from. This includes advanced applications for content, annotation, recording and immersive video all truly enabling our students.

During the session we will connect to classrooms to demonstrate how our solutions are improving student engagement and inquiry.

Speakers
JH

Jared Heiner

Education Collaboration Specialist, Cisco


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Hyatt Ballroom A

10:45am

Coding with Kano Kits in the Elementary Classroom
Imagine a class of 2nd graders putting together their own computers and coding a version of Snake or Pong. This is an engaging reality with Kano Kits. Thanks to the Raspberry Pi, students are able to easily put together their own computers and are introduced to the world of coding. Participates will explore the Kano Kits and be given realistic applications for the elementary classroom. Participates will learn how to easily expose younger students to coding using the Kano Kits. Participates will be able to identify different ways the kits can be introduced into their classroom. Participates will be given first hand information on how the kits have been piloted in a one district. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Home School

Speakers
PO

Parker Ormerod

Instructional Technology Specialist, Monroe 1 BOCES


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Highland F

10:45am

Disruptive Technologies that Increase Engagement with STEM / STEAM
Are you looking to continue to engage your students with technologies that revolutionize the way students learn in relation to STEM / STEAM? This hour of power is for you! Come and learn more about how Troxell Communications is bringing together exciting and innovative solutions that can help you increase students higher order thinking skills. Learn about some of the latest options for integrating into your programs to increase student engagement in STEM/STEAM and Maker Space environments. Come and see how integrating powerful tools can produce immediate opportunities for engagement in your schools!


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Highland H

10:45am

Every Mistake in the Book: Leadership the Hard Way
The challenges we face leading technology change are unprecedented. Join Pete Reilly, past President, NYSCATE, and Berj Akian, CEO of ClassLink, as they delve into the hard won knowledge of leadership they've gained from both their professional successes and failures. This is a candid view of leadership that we rarely encounter. (Participants are invited to extend their learning via monthly video meetings with ed tech leaders from around the state.)1. Practical examples of successful and failed technology implementation strategies. 2. Best practices for leading change. 3. Best practices for maintaining robust implementations.Administrative,Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
BA

Berj Akian

Berj is a well known educational leader, as well as Founder and CEO of ClassLInk Inc. He is an exemplar of an effective corporate leader who maintains a deep commitment to the well-being of students and teachers. 
avatar for Pete Reilly

Pete Reilly

The Head, Heart and Hands of Effective Leadership is designed to guide you to become the true leader of your tribe. It will take effective leadership to create classrooms and schools that are successful academically, rich in humanity, and filled with the joy of curiosity, learning... Read More →


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Cascade AB

10:45am

Flippin’ Copyright
The flipped classroom model delivers innovation to teaching and new methods for students to learn. What role does video play the process? Join us for a lively session to explore effective, copyright-friendly use of video in flipping the classroom that builds best practices for teachers, and students, when creating and utilizing content in education.


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Highland E

10:45am

From Policy to Practice
What can apps teach you about leadership? It may not be what you expect! Explore leadership with Jeff Mao at multiple levels and from multiple perspectives. How does technology create new leadership challenges for administrators? Can you use technology to help you solve previously difficult issues? Additionally, we will examine policies (AUP, take-home, insurance/fees, filtering, and more) in a 1:1 environment. Does a ubiquitous computing environment require you to change how you create and implement your policies? When school-owned devices are going home, how does this affect what you need to do?

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Mao

Jeff Mao

Senior Director, Common Sense Education
Jeff Mao joined Common Sense Education in the fall of 2014. He leads Common Sense’s national outreach programs and provides strategic consulting to states and districts on the effective implementation of digital learning programs. Last year, Jeff served as the lead consultant and... Read More →


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Hyatt Ballroom C

10:45am

Got Hacked? How to build a Stealth Network to protect your District assets!

On almost a daily basis we hear about internal and external network security breaches with lasting effects. These include losses of sensitive personal information as well as individuals and organizations falling victim to ransomware scams in which hackers hold a network or data hostage until they are paid off.   As hackers become more and more sophisticated, the network has to keep pace.  Join us to learn how Avaya’s Stealth Networking Technology can secure your district's communications and minimize the exposure to Cyber Attacks.


Speakers
FM

Fabio Mazzulli

Avaya Networking
JR

Joseph Ranney

Avaya Engineering


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Aqueduct CD

10:45am

How School Districts in NYS Implement e-Learning
This session provides the opportunity for districts and BOCES to discuss their implementation of e-Learning, their success, the challenges and why they are pursuing integration of "e" curriculum Participants will hear first hand what transpires on a daily basis and how other districts/BOCES work with "e" learning Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technical (IT),Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Home School, Board of Education, Community Member

Speakers
TD

Thomas DeNicola

Western Suffolk BOCES, Instructional Support, Program Administrator
avatar for Bryan Olson

Bryan Olson

Distance Learning Specialist, Erie 2 BOCES
HW

Heather Watson

Heather Watson is an experienced senior sales manager in the K-12 landscape who has a demonstrated track record of success as both a sales leader and an individual performer. With deep understanding of the K-12 market and product positioning she has worked nationally and regionally... Read More →


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Highland K

10:45am

Leaders of Tomorrow
The implementation of technology in the classroom empowers students and better prepares them for the world in which we live.  In this session you will hear directly from the most important stakeholders, the students themselves. Get ready to learn about the apps/software that inspire and excite students.  Elementary, Middle, and High school students will share organizational apps, creative apps, and academic apps that have helped them become successful learners.  You will also have an opportunity to view some student presentations and projects designed with their 1:1 devices. Visit this session for a close-up with our leaders of tomorrow



Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Highland A

10:45am

Leading Change: Strategies for Administrators
This session will focus on identifying the difference between technical and adaptive leadership challenges and offer suggestions for successful outcomes. Examples from a cohort of individuals working towards CETL certification and a technology leader cohort will be shared. The goal of this session is to have participants leave with a way to categorize the challenges they face and, using this knowledge, have a few new strategies to apply.Administrative,Technology Integration Coordinator, Board of Education

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Harriton-Wilson, Ed.D.

Jennifer Harriton-Wilson, Ed.D.

Education Technology Coordinator, Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES
Dr. Jennifer Harriton-Wilson is a strong advocate of using technology to help shape and sharpen pedagogical practices. She is the Education Technology Coordinator at PNWBOCES and eager to learn from others.
avatar for Sarah Martabano

Sarah Martabano

Manager, Educational Technology, Lower Hudson Regional Information Center


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Cascade EF

10:45am

Next Level Google Classroom Worksheets
Take your Google Classroom worksheets to the next level through the use of websites as well as Google Drawings! Google Drawings allow you to create interactive lessons and activities that allow for hands-on manipulation. Along the lines of SMART Notebook- except that every single student will have the ability to complete every single activity! From graphic organizers to drag-and-drop activities, the possibilities are endless! Samples used for multiple grade levels/subject areas will be shared. Participants will have time to manipulate, ask questions, and create their own worksheets with the guidance of the instructor.

Speakers
avatar for Alana Winnick

Alana Winnick

Facilitator- Educational Technology, Lower Hudson Regional Information Center
I have been working in the field of Educational Technology since 2011, and as an Elementary Educator prior to that. As a Senior Facilitator within the Model Schools Program at LHRIC, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate with, and mentor, teachers in the region... Read More →


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Highland D

10:45am

NYSED Updates
Shannon Logan, Coordinator of Technology Policy for the New York State Education Department, will provide updates on topics related to Education Technology, including Online Learning, student technology readiness, and New York’s transition to Computer-Based Testing.

Speakers

Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Highland B

10:45am

Office365 in the ELA middle school classroom
What does Office 365 look like in the ELA middle school classroom setting? Learn how One note Class notebook can enhance an ELA 7th and 8th grade ELA classroom when students are provided an IPAD in a one-to-one environment. Example of projects using O365 apps such as Sway, classnotebook and Microsoft classroom will be outlined. Examples of classroom policies and procedures necessary in a blended learning environment. Working ELA project examples that align with NYS 7th and 8th grade curriculum modules for a blended learning environment Example technology PD schedule created for K-12 staff Middle Teacher/Staff,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Valerie Draghi

Valerie Draghi

Coordinator E1B, Erie 1 Boces
This is my 17th year in education. My first 12 years were spent as a high school classroom teacher. I have taught various aspects of the business curriculum, including college level courses with Corning Community College, in a 1:1 environment as a paperless classroom. For the... Read More →



Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency C

10:45am

Student Run Technology Help Desks
Have you added more devices in your district but not more staff in your IT Department? Learn how to get a student run technology help desk up and running. Students in Honeoye and Bloomfield Central School Districts learned to repair chromebooks, make tutorials for staff and students, and serve as student technology leaders in the classroom. Many resources will be shared. The philosophy behind having student run a technology help desk. The process for setting one up, including working with the Board of Education and unions. If the session time works out I would like to bring a few students so they can talk about their experiences and participants can get the student perspective. Lots of resources will be shared with participants for them to take back and share with their districts.Administrative,Technical (IT),Technology Integration Coordinator


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency B
  • Strand IT

10:45am

Success Factors in Online Learning
This 45-minute presentation focuses on four “’critical success factors” affecting student success in asynchronous online courses for secondary students. It draws on five years of experience and a bit of research. The presenter will share AccelerateU student successes. He will also share failures – unless his supervisor is in the room. The concept of “success factors” was first articulated by Daniel (1961) and later refined into “critical success factors” by Rockart (1979; 1981). A Critical Success Factor (CSF) is one that is necessary for an organization to achieve its mission. It is a critical factor or activity required for ensuring the success of an organization. Rockart suggested that each industry has three to six factors that determine success. These are “key jobs that must be done exceedingly well for a company to be successful” (Rockart, 1979, p. 85). These are the key areas that must be done correctly if the organization is to flourish, areas that should receive constant attention from management. Performance in each area should be continually measured, with this information made available to management.

Speakers

Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Aqueduct A

10:45am

The NYS Distance Learning Consortium Digital Playground
The NYSDLC continues to support districts across New York State by providing opportunities, services, and professional development related to video distance and online learning. Come see what new technologies and opportunities are available for your district, classroom, and students; ask questions of the professionals on the front line and get advice how to implement them.

Speakers

Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Aqueduct B

10:45am

Travel the World with Google MyMaps
Google's MyMaps...Helping students visualize and understand the world around them€ Useful in all subject matters and at all grade levels. Students can create, collaborate, and share maps on topics they are studying. You use pins€ to plot on the map and then add video, graphics and audio to further explain where you are and what you're "seeing. "Participants should be able to walk away with ideas on how to create a MyMaps lesson for their classroom. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Home School

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Blum

Lynne Blum

Library / Media Specialist, Dansville CSD
avatar for Kim Derrenbacher

Kim Derrenbacher

Google Certified Trainer, Dansville Central Schools
Year 3 of being a Google Certified Trainer--I have trained all over NYS. My passion is getting YOU as excited about all these tools as *I* am! Let's collaborate and have an interactive session! Looking forward to watching your "AHA Moments!"


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Cascade CD

10:45am

Using Raspberry Pi's in the Middle School Classroom
Come join us and learn how we have implemented Raspberry Pi's into our middle school computer classes. We will cover our curriculum, funding, and the things to avoid. Lots of great resources and ideas to get started on your Raspberry Pi journey.1. Gain an understanding of how to implement Raspberry Pi's in the classroom 2. Great lessons to get started on their project. Secondary Teacher/Staff, Technical (IT),Technology Integration Coordinator, Home School

Speakers
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Derek Lalonde

BOCES/RIC, MORIC



Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Highland G

10:45am

Your Superhero is Sitting In Front of You!
Our students, who sit in front of us each day, have Superhero qualities with respect to using, understanding and troubleshooting technology. The RCSD has created a Student Run Helpdesk to support teachers, students and administrators working and learning in the 1:1 environment. The students first participate in an online class (Digital Solutions) that is provided by the RCSD Instructional Technology Dept. The presentation will include information and insight into how your schools/districts can create a similar structure, releasing the Superheroes in your schools.

Speakers
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Peter Hilling

Instructional Technology TOA, RCSD
PreK-6th Grade Teaching and Learning with Technology. I currently support four elementary schools with technology integration and teach a virtual class (Digital Solutions - student run Helpdesk and "soft skills" associated with technology support in schools) to high school students... Read More →


Monday November 21, 2016 10:45am - 11:45am
Highland J

11:30am

Lunch
Monday November 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
RRCC Exhibit Floor

11:30am

What's New with Google Classroom
Want to get the most out of Google Classroom and all the new back to school features?  Come partake in this exciting session to hone your skills and experience how Google Classroom is a teacher’s mission control.

Speakers
avatar for Carol LaRow

Carol LaRow

teacher, Niskayuna CSD ret
Upstate NY


Monday November 21, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Riverside Court (Convention Center)

11:45am

Meet Ups
Monday November 21, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm
Rochester Riverside Convention Center

11:50am

Redesigned Classroom
Come to an informal session and experience the redesigned classroom. View video and technology resources or join our discussion focused on: What is learning like in a setting that doesn't have a single teacher at the center? What components are needed from the furniture, to the technology, but mostly importantly the instructional design?


Monday November 21, 2016 11:50am - 12:20pm
RRCC Empire Lounge

12:20pm

Security and Data Protection
Over the past few years millions of PCs have been locked or had their files encrypted by malware programs designed to extort money from users. Collectively known as ransomware, these malicious applications have become a global scourge for consumers, businesses, governments, health care institutions, and now, increasingly, even K – 12 schools. Dell Security Solutions Engineer Stephen Beausejour will share his expertise to help us gain a better understand of these advanced threats as well as DDOS, malware, adware, phishing exploits, hostname re-directs, fake WAP’s, keystroke trackers, cookie-theft and more. Learn some basic precautions and best practices for protecting your district including a few easy and affordable solutions available with Dell’s Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise.


Monday November 21, 2016 12:20pm - 12:50pm
RRCC Empire Lounge

12:45pm

Personalized Learning Choices: How to provide standards based targets with students co-constructing learning
Schools and teachers are as unique as the learners they serve. Shouldn't this mean each educator has a unique path to delivering Personalized Learning?  Whether you are just starting to explore personalized learning, looking for inspiration, or seeking tips and tricks to common challenges, Heather Panitch from Hapara will share with you the experience of thousands of Hapara teachers and learners.


Monday November 21, 2016 12:45pm - 1:30pm
Riverside Court (Convention Center)

1:00pm

Strategies to simplify  access to PLTW and other academic resources
Please join us for a discussion with Mike Barry and Tom Gibaud from VMware to discuss their approach to helping districts simplify and accelerate the delivery of Project Lead the Way and other instructional content to students via VMware’s end user computing solutions.  Their goal is to improve the accessibility of instructional content to students that would in turn positively impact academic outcomes.  This requires the development of a delivery platform that includes single secure sign on, mobile device management, application and desktop virtualization.   Mike and Tom have experience working directly with districts that leverage this platform to deliver numerous benefits including: Reducing the overall complexity associated with delivering applications and desktops to students thus decreasing the time to provision new applications to students which increases; Delivering a mobile and customized desktops and applications to deliver PLTW content to mobile devices in response to BYOD or districts investment (i.e. Chromebooks, I-Pads, other tablets); Deliver PLTW content and engage students that are not on campus due to illness, disciplinary reasons, etc.; Simplify access to resources for early childhood centers allowing you to deliver a true point, click and go solution to your youngest students; Enhance capabilities to achieve digital equality by enhancing the experience of the districts disadvantaged students by giving them equal access to resources regardless  of device type; Consolidate on a platform for content deliver and mobile device management that will increase overall operational efficiency; and Provide district the ability to extend the educational experience outside of the traditional class day and beyond the brick and mortar facilities without increasing associated operating expenses. We look forward to an exciting discussion, so please join us. 

Speakers
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Michael Barry

Enterprise Account Executive, VMware


Monday November 21, 2016 1:00pm - 1:35pm
RRCC Empire Lounge

1:45pm

Get to Know Minecraft
Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. See what it’s like to play the game and create classroom experiences you can take back to your classroom to continue your journey. 

Speakers

Monday November 21, 2016 1:45pm - 2:20pm
RRCC Empire Lounge

1:45pm

1 to 1 Tech Integration--How We Achieved Staff and Student Buy-in from PreK-12th Grade
Join us for an overview of one NY school district’s journey to evaluating, adopting and scaling the Google for Education platform and Chromebooks.  Kieran O'Connor and the Google for Education team will share insights on both the challenges and successes we're seeing as districts embrace Google tools. We"ll even share some unique use cases we've stumbled into along the way. Participants from all backgrounds and experience levels are welcome to join us as listeners or active participants as we'll have ample time for Q&A and invite diverse perspectives from districts and educators around the state.

Speakers

Monday November 21, 2016 1:45pm - 2:30pm
Riverside Court (Convention Center)

2:00pm

Keynote Screening - Screenagers - Growing up in a Digital Age
MOVIE SCREENING - SCREENAGERS probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

Join us for this relevant documentary that you can bring back to your schools and communities for discussion.




Monday November 21, 2016 2:00pm - 3:30pm
RRCC Exhibit Floor

3:15pm

Italian Ice Break
Monday November 21, 2016 3:15pm - 3:45pm
RRCC Exhibit Floor

3:45pm

Professional Learning to Jumpstart Your Gsuit Adoption
Join Heather Monks of Logic Wing - one of Google’s Premier Professional Learning Partners - for an overview of how she’s seeing GSuite’s collaboration tools used in the classroom.  From Docs to Sheets to Slides and beyond, Heather will cover some new, exciting features available this school as well as classic features that educators use to foster creativity and extend learning outside the classroom. 

Speakers

Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Riverside Court (Convention Center)

3:45pm

Mobile Device Management (MDM) Strategies
Please join us for a conversation with Tom Grace, Principal Specialist with VMware’s End User Computing Division.  Tom’s session will focus on helping you adopt a mobile device management and content delivery solution to support your district’s expanded use of end user devices.  Districts are now faced with supporting a variety of district-issued and BYOD devices. Support needs include the need to work with multiple manufactures, operating systems and access scenarios.  It is imperative that a Mobile Device Management solution addresses scalability, integration with existing enterprise systems, and is also capable of managing all types of devices from one central console. Tom has experience working with districts across the Northeast in helping them address these requirements and more, and looks forward to the opportunity to learn more about your district’s specific needs and how we can help you address them.

Speakers

Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
RRCC Empire Lounge

3:45pm

123VC: Applying Principles of Jazz to Collaboration
Collaboration requires a unique set of skills, skills that are similar to those used in jazz music. Autonomy, passion, risk, innovation, and listening are essential to a successful collaborative experience. Learn how these five principles of jazz are applied in a unique summer course for K12 teachers called 123 VC: Jazzing Up Your Curriculum with Videoconferencing. The workshop is collaboratively led and features a variety of interactive activities across the participating sites. Participants will be inspired by the principles of jazz music applied to collaboration. Participants will learn new ways to polish and improve their collaborations. Participants will critically reflect on their collaborations. 3 key points audience members will learn from the session: 1. Collaboration requires shared leadership. 2. Collaboration requires flexible structures. 3. Collaboration requires listening. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Higher Education, Board of Education

Speakers
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Amy Spath

Coordinator of E-Learning, CNYRIC


Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Aqueduct A

3:45pm

1:1 Student Technology: Surviving the first year
This presentation is designed for school district and building leaders that are considering a 1:1 student technology initiative. While the presentation will be done through a leadership lens, the overarching instructional goal of the initiative is a personalized learning experience for students. Participants will gain an understanding of the multiple layers involved in getting a successful 1:1 initiative off the ground. Administrative

Speakers
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Dr. Mike Zafftus

Learning Through Technology Director, Hilton Central School District


Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Hyatt Regency C

3:45pm

21st Century Digital Formative Assessment
Know everything that your students are thinking at every moment! Well... these tools aren't that Orwellian, but they CAN allow you to check EACH of your students' understanding of a topic at any point in your lesson. These tools can work on any device and one requires no student devices. Participants will become familiar with the following 3 applications for use in the classroom: Plickers, Exit Ticket, and Socrative. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator

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Jim Treloar

Director of Technology, Tri-Valley CSD


Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Hyatt Regency B

3:45pm

5Ez Steps to Designing STEM Curriculum (K-5)
In anticipation of the adoption of the NYS Science Learning Standards, Erie 2 and Cattaraugus Allegany BOCES partnered with school districts and teachers to build a new STEM curriculum for use in BOCES science kit programs throughout Western New York. With the goal being to write a K-5 curriculum entirely designed by and for practicing teachers, it was crucial to develop a thoughtful approach to the professional development workdays. In this session, we'll discuss how to design a process for constructing a STEM curriculum that gets results. Join our STEM Coordinators as they walk through the steps we took to gain district and teacher buy-in, helped teachers build familiarity and understanding of the standards, dug deep into the design of 3-dimensional teaching, established lessons built on the 5E lesson model, and set standards and structures for ensuring the completion of work product. We promise you'll leave itching to get started on your own curriculum writing project.1. Understanding of how to build a professional development process for writing a locally-designed STEM curriculum. 2. Strategies for ensuring teacher engagement, ongoing participation, and work product. 3. The role of the 5E lesson model and 3-dimensional teaching in the STEM classroom. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Board of Education

Speakers
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Clay Nolan

STEM Coordinator, Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES


Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Highland A

3:45pm

Apps Across the Curriculum for Primary Grades
Apps that can span the many curriculum areas taught in the primary grades will be the focus of this discussion. We will share the many positives we have encountered during our 2 1/2 years of using these apps with our first and second graders. We will also share many lessons we have learned along the way to help use these apps smoothly with the youngest learners. Here a some of the apps that we will focus on: Seesaw, Book Creator, Epic, Popplet, Write About, SlateMath, BaseTen Math, ibiome- Wetlands, Nearpod and many others.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Flanigan

Carol Flanigan

primary school teacher, Brighton Central School District
Carol Flanigan teaches in a 21st Century primary classroom in the Brighton Central School District. Carol began using iPads in her first and second grade classrooms 3 years ago, successfully integrating the technology to promote creativity, collaboration, problem solving and communication... Read More →
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Cathleen Hutter

1st and 2nd Grade Teacher, Brighton Central School Diistrict
I have been teaching first and second grade for 20 years. Last year, I helped my school district pilot an ipad program. We have 2 students to 1 ipad in my classroom. The addition of the ipads as well as PBL has added energy and enthusiasm to my planning and teaching. I have been... Read More →



Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Cascade EF

3:45pm

Blogging 101: Authentic Audiences Enhance Learning
Blogging gives students a true purpose for writing and offers them opportunities to connect authentically with others. This enhances learning as students are actively creating content rather than passively consuming it. Join in a discovery of web-based applications including Kidblog, Padlet, and SeeSaw. Learn how to leverage these apps to maximize the blogging experience in a 1:1 environment.

Speakers
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Lee Araoz

District Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Lawrence Public Schools
I provide job-embedded professional development on a daily basis as an instructional coach, teacher trainer, and assistive technology consultant. I am a Google Certified Educator who has presented extensively in school districts, college campuses and at educational conferences around... Read More →


Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Highland G

3:45pm

Creating a School District Culture of Collaboration
The workshop will highlight the power of collaboration between the district Professional Development and Technology Department leadership and staff to inspire and support educational technology integration in a district. We will share successes and challenges of developing school based and district wide technology professional development opportunities are designed to meet teachers where they are and build capacity for meaningful ed tech integration. Participants will leave with ideas and tools that will help them identify district partners and develop a plan to take their districts to the next level.Administrative,Technical (IT),Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
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David Gee

Bedford Central School District
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Stacey Haynsworth

Director of Human Resources & Development, Bedford Central School District
It's hard for me to believe, but I have been an educator for over 20 years - time flies! I've taught nursery school, middle school and high school science (biology), overseen professional development at the district level, and am currently serving as Director of Human Resources... Read More →



Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Highland K

3:45pm

Digital Citizenship Certification: The Foundation to Building Tech-Rich Classrooms
As technology becomes more pervasive in our schools, educators and parents need support with issues related to digital citizenship including: Internet safety, relationships, cyberbullying, information literacy, self image, digital reputation, and creative credit. This interactive session will provide educators with immersive K-12 digital citizenship learning resources from Common Sense Education, best practices for implementation, how to become digital citizenship certified, and opportunities to extend your professional learning network around these issues.


Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Highland E

3:45pm

Editing Video on Your Chromebook
There is no need for software when you use WeVideo online video editor. Edit, collaborate, and share video across any device. Try out the basic, simple or advanced modes to combine images and video for teacher or student presentations. Great for BYOD, Chromebooks, and computer labs.Participants will be able to edit and create videos online.Elementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff,Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators,Technology Integration Coordinator,Higher Education,Home School

Speakers
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Dr. Nancy Cook

Instructional Technology Coach, Williamsville CSD


Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Cascade CD

3:45pm

Escape into the Curriculum
We created a unique and engaging experience for students that combined Minecraft and real world escape rooms. This session will provide an overview and hands-on experience to give an understanding of our hybrid approach to engaging students in curricular content.Along with a discussion of how this type of project can enhance curricular understanding, attendees will participate in a short Minecraft escape room and gain first-hand experience as a student would. Attendees will see how these projects can be cross-curricular, encourage collaboration and problem-solving skills, and give students the opportunity to shine wherever their strengths are. This session will introduce a way to integrate curriculum with learning experiences that bring together technology, inquiry and critical thinking.Elementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff,Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators,Technology Integration Coordinator,Home School

Speakers
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Brian Mayer

Library Technologies Specialist, Genesee Valley Educational Partnership


Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Highland F

3:45pm

Evaluating and Integrating Digital Tools into the 21st Century Classroom
In December of 2015 the Joan Ganz Cooney Center reported that there was over 80,000 apps in the Apple App Store in Education alone. In addition, there is a lot of pressure on teachers to use educational technology in the classroom to help students develop 21st century skills. However, with that many choices how are educators supposed to narrow it down to the tool they should use with their students? Plus, once they have chosen a digital tool, how should they use it in their classroom to most benefit student learning? These types of questions can make using educational technology very daunting. This session will walk you through how to effectively evaluate digital tools for their benefit to student success. Together, we will then explore some examples into order to develop strategies on how to integrate digital tools into your classroom to most impact student learning. Experience with educational technology not required!Educators will be able to effectively evaluate digital tools for their benefit to student learning. Educators will be able to effectively integrate digital tools into their classroom to most impact student learning. Elementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff,Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Bunz

Rebecca Bunz

Instructor, Graduate Student, Brock University
Rebecca Bunz (BSc, BEd, MEd) is a graduate student and Instructor at Brock University. She is also a Mathematics Professor at Niagara College. Her research surrounds effectively evaluating and integrating educational technology into the Mathematics classroom.


Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Highland J

3:45pm

Exploring The Engines of Adaptive Instruction for the Secondary Classroom
Adaptive technology has the possibility to be a game changer for many students, but the variety of tools can be overwhelming to anyone exploring the possibilities. This session will help teachers and administrators define the different engines that drive adaptive technology, and understand the differences between them. The session will include hands-on exploration into the models that drive adaptive technologies, followed by exploration of what these technologies look like in different subject areas.

Speakers

Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Cascade AB

3:45pm

Google Classroom-Assign, Collect, and Grade Paperlessly
Create, assign, collect, and grade student work in one place paperlessly. Push out copies for all students in their individual folders. Students work, edit, turn in assignments, re-submit after edits, and collaborate directly within Classroom. Post announcements & questions in a class stream.€ Students can discuss topics. Teachers see who finished assignments, provide feedback, and grade, all in one place. Also see new features Google has added. Prizes in this session. I will be showing educators Google Classroom.€ Schools who are using Google Apps For Education automatically have Google Classroom as part of their suite of tools. It is FREE, and is designed to give teachers and students a paperless workflow. Classroom gives teachers the opportunity to create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback, and communicate with their students as a class, or individually. Classroom allows students to write, edit, organize their work, and submit completed assignments to their teachers. Teacher can comment on student work, and return it for revisions. Students can re-submit assignments after making edits. Teacher-to-student and student-to-student collaboration is set up automatically by Classroom. Teachers can set up class rosters or give students a code to opt into a class. Students can always see what is due and when it is due by referring to the associated Classroom Calendar or the due dates in the class Stream€ Classroom even puts assignments for “all” the students'€™ classes on one page – an aid to organization. There€™s even a real-time activity stream that allows teachers to communicate with students (and students to leave comments, if teachers allow). Techniques: Participants will learn about this tool and will get ideas for using it in their own classrooms with their students. I will be showing them sample classes, how the classes were set up, how assignments and announcements are pushed out to students, how work is submitted, collected, and graded. They will see specific examples they can replicate in their own classrooms. They will see the workflow they can establish with their classes. They will see that their students can work and collaborate in a safer environment. They will also learn how to restrict access to their own students within a GAFE school. They will learn that they can create multiple classes, and even co-host classes with other teachers. They will also see they can use this tool with their colleagues for committees and administrator-teacher interactions. In addition they will see that Google Classroom is free, contains no ads, and that student data will never be used for advertising. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technical (IT),Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Higher Education, Home School, Board of Education

Speakers
avatar for Carol LaRow

Carol LaRow

teacher, Niskayuna CSD ret
Upstate NY


Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Highland C

3:45pm

Harnessing Your Super Powers with Flipped Learning
Feel like you need Superpowers to support all students? There's€™s never enough time, they have unique needs, learn at different rates and the amount of content to cover is like leaping over tall buildings w/ concrete shoes. Flipped Learning coupled w/ the right tools can unleash your superpowers! Clone yourself, grade at the speed of light and create a self paced collaborative learning environment. Participants will leave with a variety of ideas, tools and options for adapting Flipped Learning to their classroom. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
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Jamie Mancuso-Dulak

Instructional Technology Teacher, Grand Island CSD
All things technology especially Digital Citizenship! Other things I always enjoy talking about...yoga and food!


Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Highland B

3:45pm

How to Accelerate Delivery of PLTW

Please join VMware in an open discussion regarding approaches to help districts simplify and accelerate the delivery of Project Lead the Way and other instructional content to students via VMware’s end user computing solutions. The goal is to improve the accessibility of instructional content to students that would in turn positively impact academic outcomes. This requires the development of a delivery platform that includes single secure sign on, mobile device management, application and desktop virtualization. Mike and Tom have experience working directly with districts that leverage this platform to deliver these benefits including:

- Reducing the overall complexity associated with delivering applications and desktops to students thus decreasing the time to provision new applications to students which increases

- Delivering a mobile and customized desktops and applications to deliver PLTW content to mobile devices in response to BYOD or districts investment (i.e. Chromebooks, iPads, other tablets and devices)

- Deliver PLTW content and engage students that are not on campus due to illness, disciplinary reasons, etc.

- Simplify access to resources for early childhood centers allowing you to deliver a true point, click and go solution to your youngest students

- Achieve digital equality by enhancing the experience of the district's disadvantaged students by giving them equal access to resources regardless of device type

- Consolidate on a platform for content deliver and mobile device management that will increase overall operational efficiency

- Provide district the ability to extend the educational experience outside of the traditional class day and beyond the brick and mortar facilities without increasing associated operating expenses.


Speakers
MB

Michael Barry

Enterprise Account Executive, VMware


Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Hyatt Regency A

3:45pm

ReDesigning the Learning Lair
Every Superhero needs a cool lair that helps them get the job done. This workshop will review some of the research on learning spaces and how you can apply them in your school. The learning we want to see happen in today's classroom can not be done in rows. Participants will get to see one district's journey toward rethinking their learning spaces, the pitfalls they encountered, and the successes they had in building an environment suitable for today's learner.-Explore research on learning spaces -See examples of innovative spaces -Provide ideas and protocols for thinking about learning space redesign Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor

Director of Technology and CIO, Byram Hills
Andrew Taylor is currently the Director of Technology and CIO for Byram Hills CSD. He has been a teacher and administrator in both public and private education. As an educational futurist, school leader and entrepreneur Andrew studies the relationship of technology, teaching, learning... Read More →



Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Highland H

3:45pm

Student Privacy: Trusted Learning Environment Seal
Protecting privacy and student data in the digital age has become a primary concern for parents, schools and educators. With over 300 new state laws created over the past three years, schools are ground zero for student privacy issues. To aid this effort, COSN has created a mark of distinction for school systems, the Trusted Learning Environment Seal. The TLE Seal signals that the school system has taken measurable steps to assure the digital privacy of student data.1)Participants will learn what the TLE Seal is and why it was created. 2)Participants will learn how to apply for the TLE Seal and its value to school districts. 3)Participants will learn the resources available to help schools earn the TLE seal. Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technical (IT),Technology Integration Coordinator, Board of Education, Community Member

Speakers
avatar for Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes

Superintendent, Central Valley
Since Dr. Hughes assumed the role of educational leader of Central Valley Central School District in January 2015, decision-making based on the best interests of all students have become the norm. The development of curriculum, coupled with effective instructional practices, has been... Read More →


Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Highland D

3:45pm

The fundamental core of Pearson Online & Blended Learning
The idea of Blended Leaning is a welcomed evolution of education to some, and a frightening journey into uncharted territory for others. At its fundamental core, Blended Learning is a means for teachers to call on a host of tools to enhance the educational experience for the many different learning styles in a single classroom. As our educational landscape moves further towards integrating digital components into daily instruction, we can incorporate smart digital tools to allow teachers to be able to get back to what they signed up for in the first place. TEACH! Digital tools can allow teachers to differentiate instruction on the fly, get immediate feedback from students, be able to personalize the learning experience for students, use real time data to inform instruction, and so much more. Here are some of the tools that are being used to allow teachers to meet the needs on every student in their classroom.

Speakers
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Wayne Eichen

National Sales Account Executive, Pearson
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Pearson

Pearson


Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Aqueduct CD

3:45pm

The NYS Distance Learning Consortium Digital Playground_x000D_
The NYSDLC continues to support districts across New York State by providing opportunities, services, and professional development related to video distance and online learning. Come see what new technologies and opportunities are available for your district, classroom, and students; ask questions of the professionals on the front line and get advice how to implement them.

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Monday November 21, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Aqueduct B

4:00pm

xSTREAM Showcase


Monday November 21, 2016 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Lilac Ballroom RRCC

7:00pm

Heroes & Villains Party
Monday November 21, 2016 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Hyatt Regency Ballroom
 
Tuesday, November 22
 

7:00am

Coffee Edu at NYSCATE
Would you like to start your morning off with a good cup of coffee and some good edtech conversation?  Join resident Geek Andrew Wheelock at the Google Lounge on the Vendors floor for free coffee and conversation/ sharing on Monday and Tuesday Morning from 7am-8am.

Coffee Edu sessions are unconference style events where the conversation leads where it is supposed to lead.



For more information about Coffee Edu Sessions:

http://www.coffeeedu.org/

Follow @coffee_EDU on Twitter.

Follow the #coffeeEDU hashtag.

Join the Google Plus or Facebook page to stay connected with CoffeeEDU.

Image used with permission from Coffee Edu

  

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Wheelock

Andrew Wheelock

Technology Coordinator, Erie ! BOCES
Andrew Wheelock (Spiff Whitfield) is a Technology Integrator at Erie 1 BOCES/WNYRIC.Recently, awarded with the Outstanding New York State Technology Leader Award, and previously served as the Chairperson of ISTE's SIGVE (Now VEN) Group from 2011-2013.I collaborate with teachers using... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 7:00am - 8:00am
Riverside Court (Convention Center)

7:30am

Registration
Tuesday November 22, 2016 7:30am - 12:00pm
Rochester Riverside Convention Center

8:00am

Breakfast
Breakfast will be served buffet style on the exhibit floor between the hours of 8:00 AM -9:00 AM on a rolling basis.  

Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Rochester Riverside Convention Center Exhibit Floor

8:20am

Rapid recovery  Demonstration
Optimize your users’ application experience and simplify backup and recovery. Rapid Recovery, the next generation of AppAssure software, lets you protect anything — systems, apps and data — anywhere, whether it’s physical, virtual and or in the cloud. Run without restore, with zero impact on your users, as if the outage never happened. Connect to cloud simply and easily, and protect growing virtual environments automatically.


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:20am - 8:50am
RRCC Empire Lounge

8:45am

Managing a Google Environment in K-12
We often get the question, “what’s the benefit of using Chromebooks?”  While GSuite and Google Classroom will run on any device, it’s the security and simplicity of management that sets the Chromebook apart.  Anthony Martini has helped hundreds of schools set-up and optimize their Google management console and he’ll share lessons learned along the way in this session.  He’ll also share some of the services districts are benefitting from in terms of migrating data and future-proofing their most valuable infrastructure.


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:30am
Riverside Court (Convention Center)

8:45am

App Smackdown 4: Apps For ALL Devices
iPad? Chromebook? Windows? No worries! The 2016 App Smackdown will highlight educational apps which can be accessed from ANY platform. The App Smackdown is an interactive, fast paced, one hour-session, highlighting apps, across different content areas, categories, and grade levels. Participants will get a quick overview of many different kinds of educational apps and learn how to integrate them in their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Rich Colosi

Rich Colosi

Instructional Technology Specialist, Monroe #2 BOCES
Richard Colosi is an Instructional Technology Specialist from Rochester, NY. Since beginning his education career, he has established himself as an effective leader within instructional technology through creating and sharing effective integration practices to maximize student success... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Hyatt Ballroom C

8:45am

Beyond Spreadsheets and Slides: How Blended and Virtual Reality is Transforming Education
Speakers
EL

Elliott Levine

HP Distinguished Technologist in Education


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Aqueduct CD

8:45am

Breakout EDU - An immersive learning game


Come experience Breakout EDU, the immersive learning games platform that is taking schools by storm. In this session you get to play a Breakout EDU game with other attendees and using collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication you will try to break beat the clock and break into the Breakout EDU box. Come see what has teachers and students all over the world falling in love with Breakout EDU.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

CEO, Breakout EDU
Adam Bellow is a dedicated educational technologist and father of two young boys. Adam is the co-founder of Breakout EDU, the immersive gaming platform that enables teachers and students to turn their classrooms into a place of discovery and inquiry based learning. Before that he... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Hyatt Regency A

8:45am

Bus Wireless & Enhanced Security – A Classroom Beyond The Bricks
An Innovative Overview of School Bus Wireless & Enhanced Security Feature set with IoT (Internet of Things) Technologies

Speakers
avatar for Nick Paoni

Nick Paoni

Outside Consultant, Carousel Industries
MS

Mike Stickney

Carousel Industries
CW

Chris Williams

Carousel Industries


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Highland K

8:45am

Connect and Sharing Using a Collaborative Technology Ecosystem
Learn​ ​how​ ​over​ ​60​ ​NYS​ ​districts​ ​and​ ​educational​ ​partners​ ​are​ ​leveraging instructional​ ​and​ ​administrative​ ​resources​ ​-​ ​both​ ​within​ ​and​ ​between​ ​districts​ ​-​ ​using​ ​a collaborative​ ​technology​ ​ecosystem.​ ​​ ​New​ ​e-learning​ ​systems​ ​are​ ​allowing​ ​students​ ​and​ ​staff​ ​to share​ ​and​ ​connect​ ​like​ ​never​ ​before.

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Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Aqueduct A

8:45am

Create A Classroom MakerSpace
Want to create a MakerSpace environment within your own classroom but worried about how to start? This hands-on maker presentation will explore the basic concepts of makerspaces, cover low tech and inexpensive ways to begin your own classroom makerspace, and give you some simple pointers on how to start from scratch. Participants will understand the basics of maker environments and how to begin the process of creating such spaces within their classrooms Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator

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K. Virginia Bond

ISS integration of Technology Training Specialist, NERIC


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Hyatt Ballroom A

8:45am

Dive Deeper Into Additional Features Of Google Drive & Docs
BYOD & work along. Discover great features in Docs that allow you to work more effectively. Customize documents quickly; add additional fonts; set page attributes; edit images within docs. Make ePubs; use Draw to create masked images. Use Add-Ons for more functionality. Convert PDF’s to Docs. Use the “New Change Button” to quickly see changes since you last viewed a shared document. Use the Research Tool.Type with your voice. See new drag & drop features . . . More; PRIZESThe participants will really take a deeper dive into features of Google DRIVE and Google Docs. Plus, they will bring their own devices and follow along for a “hands-on” experience. There are features many people have not discovered, and there are hidden features, all of which make using DRIVE and DOCS more effective for the user. Educators, IT departments, administrators, librarians, support staff, etc – all will benefit from learning these features. Schools, non-profit organizations, and libraries across the country are using Google Tools. Educators have students collaborating, writing and editing online, and doing research. The tool they often use is Google Docs to harvest their information and do their online writing and collaborating. There are several “hidden” features of Google Docs that most users have not discovered. And, DRIVE has added new features and functionality that help improve the user’s experience. They allow teachers, librarians, administrators, and students to communicate and work more effectively and more efficiently. They will learn how customize the way they use both Drive and Docs. The can add custom fonts of their choice, set page attributes such as color, orientation, font, and size, and then make them default pages. They can make ePub documents for their students to read on devices such as smartphones, iPads, and more. They can edit images and photos without leaving the document. They will learn how to create masked images, with text. They will see how to quickly tell if collaborators have made changes to shared folders or documents. They will learn about the new drag and drop features. And, they will learn to use features such as the formatting tool, editing batches of text at one time, creating tables of content, adding bookmarks, using the Draw Tool, and more. I will review the Research Tool and Scholar for those who are interested. Attendees will also see how Add-ons enhance the functionality of Docs. For example, math and science teachers will love the ability to write complex math expressions and add graphs to documents, without having to use 3rd party software, and without having to leave the document itself. Other Add-ons are perfect for different disciplines, which will be shown in the presentation. I will give prizes out in this session. Elementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff,Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technical (IT),Staff Development Coordinators,Technology Integration Coordinator,Higher Education,Home School,Board of Education

Speakers
avatar for Carol LaRow

Carol LaRow

teacher, Niskayuna CSD ret
Upstate NY


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Cascade AB

8:45am

Empowering Educators to Leverage Blended Learning Programs
Computer adaptive assessments support personalized learning; however, to make the most of adaptive tools, an understanding of what the data they provide means is important. This session will cover the basic concepts underlying adaptive assessments and discuss considerations for educators using these tools to inform their classroom literacy instruction.


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Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Highland G

8:45am

Evidence-Based Instructional Tech Planning
Richfield Springs Central School describes its partnership with BrightBytes, an education research and data analytics company, to collect data from teachers, students, and stakeholders in order to inform, monitor, and enhance technology integration practices. Learn how this implementation helped RSCS create a common vision and transform learning through practical classroom applications.Participants get a walkthrough of BrightBytes and take away valuable strategies for using data to inform technology decisions and transform learning in the classroom. Administrative,Technical (IT),Staff Development Coordinators,Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Kalisz

Nicole Kalisz

Client Success Partner, BrightBytes
Nicole Kalisz is a Client Success Partner at BrightBytes, a leading education research and data analytics company. Nicole has partnered with hundreds of innovative school districts across the country to help educators translate data into actionable next steps that better support 21st-century... Read More →
avatar for James Lavere

James Lavere

Technology Coordinator, Richfield Springs CSD
Jim has worked in education since the late 1990’s. His professional experience spans across the K-20 educational continuum. He has served as a classroom teacher, educational technologist, technology coordinator, LMS/CMS manager, 1:1 laptop initiative co-coordinator, mobile technology... Read More →
avatar for Heather Shaffer

Heather Shaffer

Instructional Computing Specialist, Mohawk Regional Information Center
Mohawk Regional Information Center 1:1 SAMR Model Coaching - Technology Integration GAFE Macbooks iPads



Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Hyatt Regency B

8:45am

Google Classroom and Symbaloo: Your One Stop Shop!
How can you share your digital tools and websites you use in your classroom and bring them into Google Classroom? Discover how to tie a Symbaloo page to Google Classroom so your students have access to everything you want. Incorporate what they create on those sites with assignments in Classroom. Share documents and draw templates with the class and attach and share work from outside sources.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Ladouceur

Bob Ladouceur

Educational Technology Coordinator, Ogdensburg City Schools
I am currently in my 2nd year as the Ed Tech/Audio Visual Coordinator for the Ogdensburg City School district. I taught a grade 1-2 loop for 18 years before that. I have presented many workshops on technology integration in the classroom for Model Schools and look forward to working... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Highland J

8:45am

Ignite Deeper Learning with Adobe Spark
Learn how your students can create dynamic, engaging presentations that demonstrate their understanding and connect to an authentic audience! Turn your students into moviemakers and storytellers with the totally free Adobe Spark apps and website. These powerful technology tools are completely free and perfect schools with access to iPads or Chromebooks. In this session we€™will talk about how these digital storytelling tools can be used across the content areas with students of all ages. Monica will share her favorite one-day lessons and multi-day activities that help students create a piece of work that demonstrates their understanding. See examples of rigorous tasks, student creations, and ways to use these tools in your classroom. This hands-on presentation will give you a chance to make-and-take a finished product back to your students!1) Understand the power of creation tools 2) Identify ways to support students through the writing and creation process 3) Learn how to support student collaborators 4) Explore free creation tools for BYOD (Chromebook, iPad, web browser)Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips/ Book Creator
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Cascade EF

8:45am

Innovation and Equity
In order to assure all students are college and career ready, schools support their students academically, socially and emotionally to engage them in the global community. This session explores a design based approach to learning and leadership as a means to innovate, promote identity and voice. Participants will explore mindsets, methods, case studies and implications for learners and leaders utilizing a design based approach. Technology tools which support a design based ecosystem and equity, including collaboration, curation and analytic tools will be identified and expanded in the group session. This session serves as a concrete exemplar of how to place students in the center of our changing learning ecosystem, and provide opportunities for leaders to reflect on how to support innovative, collaborative spaces. This session will: -Identify a collective problem and aim, suggesting design based learning and critical leadership as potential strategies -Provide an overview of the key characteristics of a design based thinking -Explore the concept of growth mindset - Provide an overview of the key characteristics of critical leadership -Identify technology supports and discuss strategies that frame and facilitate the learning ecosystem -Provide opportunity to reflect on how to establish and support a design based approach Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Higher Education, Community Member

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Ruud

Lisa Ruud

Managing Coordinator - Instructional Services, NERIC
Passionate about... New designs for P16 systems Co-Creation of Knowledge Leadership Boundary Bridging Innovation - Revolution Urbanization Identity and Voice



Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Hyatt Ballroom B

8:45am

K-12 Tech Decision Making for Leaders
This session will break down high stakes decisions into research-based components. The session will systematically take school building and district technology leaders through a step by step process to make an informed large-scale decision.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mike Zafftus

Dr. Mike Zafftus

Learning Through Technology Director, Hilton Central School District


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Highland A

8:45am

Maker Partnerships: Building a Community of Makers
We will present a model of cooperative professional development with a local maker space. Working with community makers, schools can enhance their scope and reach while leveraging resources and developing local partnerships. Bringing maker concepts to core curriculum dynamically enhances engagement and increases content relevance. Maker philosophy fosters content learning as well as real world work skills such as collaboration, problem solving, and knowledge synthesis. Participants will walk away with a blueprint for building a working relationship with community makers along with ideas for bringing maker philosophy into their schools and classrooms. Key ideas include making students responsible for their own learning while focusing on classroom deliverables and meaningful content delivery. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Board of Education, Community Member

Speakers
avatar for Hilary Dee

Hilary Dee

Model Schools Coordinator, NERIC


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Highland F

8:45am

Oh, the Places You'll Go (with tech)!
Today's learners need to be equipped with the tools and experience to thrive in a global society. Technology can help connect classrooms with the world and go far beyond the physical walls of a school. This session will highlight tools, ideas, and experiences that have helped students in our district become better global, digital citizens. Video pen pals, mystery skypes/hangouts, Minecraft Education, and cross-cultural lessons/projects are just a few of the items being explored. Walk away with some new ideas and resources for connecting your classroom globally.Participants will take away resources such as LumenEd Video Pen Pals, Pen Pal Schools, Mystery Skype Collaborative Notebook, Global Skype-a-thon, Minecraft Edu Global Art Project, Global Read Aloud, Geoguessr, Global Oneness Project, Virtual Environments, Taking IT Global, are some of the highlights. Participants will also learn how to continue their learning and expand their connections through specific hashtags related to the global citizen concept.Elementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff,Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators,Technology Integration Coordinator,Board of Education

Speakers
avatar for Michael Drezek

Michael Drezek

District Technology Integrator/TOSA, Lake Shore CSD


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Cascade CD

8:45am

Rock Your Assessments
Are you looking for ways to use technology to help you gain more insight on your assessments? Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to take your current tests or quizzes and leverage technology to get more personalized information? Come test your classic rock knowledge as we play “name that tune” and demonstrate how you can leverage technology to easily design an assessment that you currently use and get way more than a number for your grade book from it. This session will focus on bridging the gap between traditional and standards based grading practices in a fun and practical way.


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Highland E

8:45am

Safeguard Your K-12 Data and Learning Systems with Software Defined Networking
As technology moves education beyond the traditional boundaries of classrooms and school districts, securing this new digital learning ecosystem is top priority for administrators and technologists. However, many networks and data centers are still protected by traditional security paradigms that are no match for today’s advanced threats. And, a single incident can be devastating to a school and school district’s reputation.

Speakers
MB

Michael Barry

Enterprise Account Executive, VMware


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Highland B

8:45am

Seesaw: Student-Driven Digital Portfolios
Seesaw is an easy-to-use, versatile digital portfolio and parent communication tool. Seesaw provides a space that each student can own with built-in tools that make it easy for them to capture learning, reflect and develop new skills. Content is uploaded, organized by student, and immediately accessible to teachers from any device. Participants will gain a general understanding of how Seesaw works and what it can be used for in today's classrooms. Participants will be shown how to use Seesaw's built-in tools as well as how to move digital content into Seesaw from other apps and sources. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Bobbi Hopkins

Bobbi Hopkins

Technology Integrator, Williamsville Central Schools
After working as a classroom teacher for 28 years, Bobbi took her passion for teaching and her love for technology and set herself on a path to bring those two things into as many classrooms as she could. In her fourth year as a Technology Integrator, Bobbi has a particular interest... Read More →



Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Highland C

8:45am

Student Run Help Desk - Empowering Students!
With the introduction of the Student Help Desk, Bronxville has been able to leverage the technology expertise of students, giving them the freedom and the confidence to teach and empower others as well as ensuring that skills like collaboration and communication are being woven into their education. Students help teachers and fellow students with everything from hardware troubleshooting, installing software, assisting students during Hour of Code , in addition to creating tutorials, after-school classes, helping teachers create their own websites, assisting peers with a documentary film-making project, setting up systems in the high school’s new auditorium, and presenting at a conference. To maximize engagement we plan to Skype or have a Google Hangout with our students "back home". We would like them to present their thoughts on this new opportunity as well as have time for questions and answers.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Forsberg

Jennifer Forsberg

Director of Technology, Bronxville UFSD


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Hyatt Regency C

8:45am

The multi-course classroom
have HOW many different courses in the same classroom at the same time?€ This is the question that is frequently asked as others observe this unique multi-course classroom. Walk inside this high school classroom and you will see algebra, geometry, trigonometry, college and chemistry students all mixed together, in the same room, at the same time. In this session, participants will learn how to use blended learning, technology and the flipped classroom to transform the typical classroom into a classroom that has optimal flexibility for students. Participants will learn how to organize and implement a multi-course classroom using flipped and blended learning techniques. Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Higher Education

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Ross

Pamela Ross

Teacher, Otselic Valley CSD


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Highland H

8:45am

The NYS Distance Learning Consortium Digital Playground
The NYSDLC continues to support districts across New York State by providing opportunities, services, and professional development related to video distance and online learning. Come see what new technologies and opportunities are available for your district, classroom, and students; ask questions of the professionals on the front line and get advice how to implement them.

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Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Aqueduct B

8:45am

Tools of Engagement
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.€ Many of us have heard a variation of Benjamin Franklin's€™s words, but how do we REALLY involve our students? There is a multitude of tech tools that we can use to keep students involved, engaged, and thinking. This hands-on session will give participants concrete examples that they can go home and implement immediately. Participants will leave this session with concrete examples of tools they can use in their classroom next week. Tools covered will include: Kahoot, Debate Carousel, Pass the Paper, backchannels, Schoology, and others. Most tools are free and device agnostic. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator

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Anneke Radin-Snaith

Technology Staff Developer, Naples CSD


Tuesday November 22, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am
Highland D

9:00am

Keeping Up With the GSuite
In this session learn about GSuite updates including: the revamped Google Sites, the Explore function, new Google Classroom features, the latest admin changes, the updated certification process and more! Whether you are a GSuite Administrator or educator, you'll be up to date on the latest changes impacting users.

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Tuesday November 22, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
RRCC Empire Lounge

9:45am

Understanding Google Data Privacy & Security
Lead by the Google for Education team, come join us for an interactive session on student data privacy and security to learn how we are fully committed to ensuring teachers and students everywhere have access to powerful, affordable and easy-to-use tools for teaching, learning and working together, securely.



Tuesday November 22, 2016 9:45am - 10:20am
Riverside Court (Convention Center)

10:00am

Redesigned Classroom
Come to an informal session and experience the redesigned classroom. View video and technology resources or join our discussion focused on: What is learning like in a setting that doesn't have a single teacher at the center? What components are needed from the furniture, to the technology, but mostly importantly the instructional design?


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:00am - 10:20am
RRCC Empire Lounge

10:30am

Getting Creative & Grading with Google Forms
NY-based Google Certified Trainer, Carole LaRow, will lead a session where educators and academic leaders will be invited to explore use cases for Google Forms in and outside the classroom.  With new features launching this Fall - such as the ability to imbed images in responses and automatic grading - participants are sure to pick-up a few new tips and tricks to take back the classroom. 

Speakers
avatar for Carol LaRow

Carol LaRow

teacher, Niskayuna CSD ret
Upstate NY


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Riverside Court (Convention Center)

10:30am

Build a Collaborative Classroom and Increase Productivity using OneNote
Want to go paperless? Looking for a way to revolutionize your teaching and learning?  Experience the power of Microsoft OneNote! A free tool that takes digital notebooks to the extreme while keeping everything together on all of your devices. Organize, create, and collaborate anytime anywhere with text, audio, video, files, digital ink, and so much more!

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Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
RRCC Empire Lounge

10:30am

Augmented Reality in Education: 3 Examples
Augmented realities (AR) for learning use mobile, context-aware technologies (e.g., smartphones, tablets) that enable participants to interact with digital information embedded within the physical setting. This session discusses current uses of AR in education, via case studies of three projects that span learning in both formal and informal environments (i.e., schools, universities, museums, parks, zoos). The session will also show teachers how they and their students can use inquiry and creativity to design and use augmented reality as an engaging medium for learning. An additional feature is that this learning will occur in student's€™ own neighborhoods and community settings.€¢ Gaining insights into Augmented Reality€™s (AR) potential for engaging students with local history, as well as other curricular areas that draw on real world settings • Experiencing case studies of AR learning experiences that links classroom instruction, students'€™ lives, and the local community • Learning strategies for how to design and develop educational AR for various subject areas and grade levels Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff

Speakers
avatar for Chris Dede

Chris Dede

Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies, Harvard University
Chris Dede is the Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at Harvard University. His fields of scholarship include emerging technologies, policy, and leadership. His funded research includes grants to design and study immersive simulations, scaling up educational improvements... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Highland C

10:30am

Blended Learning in the Primary Classroom
Self-directed, engaged, learning, working at different levels, tech savvy …. These words can describe your students too! Hear about how two second grade teachers have been successfully implementing a blended learning model through a combination of websites and iOS apps. Come experience #blended for yourself! Our blend will feature Zearn, Ed Puzzle, Schoology and more.

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Anneke Radin-Snaith

Technology Staff Developer, Naples CSD


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Cascade CD

10:30am

Breakout EDU - An immersive learning game


Come experience Breakout EDU, the immersive learning games platform that is taking schools by storm. In this session you get to play a Breakout EDU game with other attendees and using collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication you will try to break beat the clock and break into the Breakout EDU box. Come see what has teachers and students all over the world falling in love with Breakout EDU.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

CEO, Breakout EDU
Adam Bellow is a dedicated educational technologist and father of two young boys. Adam is the co-founder of Breakout EDU, the immersive gaming platform that enables teachers and students to turn their classrooms into a place of discovery and inquiry based learning. Before that he... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Hyatt Regency A

10:30am

Breakout EDU: Immersive, Collaborative Learning
Collaboration, problem-solving, and critical thinking are vital skills students need in the 21st-century world. With Breakout EDU, students are given a scenario where they need to analyze and interpret a variety of information to break into a locked box. Immerse yourself in this exciting learning platform and student engagement tool as attendees try to beat the clock and BREAKOUT! Participants will: See how to transform any physical space into the ultimate gaming experience. Use critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity to solve puzzles and break codes. Learn how to use Breakout EDU with their students/staff members and form it to fit their content area, grade level, and professional development needs. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Higher Education

Speakers
avatar for Lee Araoz

Lee Araoz

District Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Lawrence Public Schools
I provide job-embedded professional development on a daily basis as an instructional coach, teacher trainer, and assistive technology consultant. I am a Google Certified Educator who has presented extensively in school districts, college campuses and at educational conferences around... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Highland A

10:30am

Breakout STEM!
Break the norm in classroom instruction by bringing the escape room motif to your classroom. Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging games that transcend age and content. Experience the power of a breakout and learn how to adapt and implement these "games"€ using technology with your students to promote collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. Participants will leave this session with a framework for creating blended breakout EDU experiences. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Higher Education, Home School

Speakers
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Elizabeth Dunne

Preferably nothing. Talking is over rated. Let's just sit in awkward silence. For real though, I'm pretty quiet for the first 2-5 years of acquaintance-ship. To expedite the vetting process, the following topics are pretty good openers: - backpacking - literature - microbi... Read More →
avatar for Yelena Melnichenko

Yelena Melnichenko

Instructional technology specialist, Teacher
I am an Instructional Technology Specialist in Rochester, NY supporting 7-12 grade schools. I have also taught 7-12 grade math courses. Come talk to me about #edcamp, #DigitalEscapeRooms, #Gamification, #Math1-1Classroom, #BlendedLearning.


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Cascade EF

10:30am

Data Collection, Analysis, & Sharing for Learning
Data collection and usage by students can be a powerful teaching tool that is applicable across virtually every grade level, content area, and subject matter. Come to this engaging session to learn about some of the best apps, tools, devices, and resources that your students can use for aggregate, analyze, and document data as part of their learning activities and beyond. Participants will learn about a variety of tools and techniques that can be applied to improve data collection as instructional practice for educators as well as a learning activity for students. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Higher Education, Home School

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Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Aqueduct CD

10:30am

Epic Fails
Epic fails are the best way to learn what not to do! Do you have an epic fail (Pilots, rollouts, integration, etc.) and would like to share your learning experience? Come be a part of celebrating eipc fails together in this group, discussion style presentation. Come to share or learn or both!Attendees will be a part of a discussion that will seek to support others growth as well as their own by talking about what has failed.Elementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff,Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technical (IT),Technology Integration Coordinator,Board of Education

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avatar for Katie Regan

Katie Regan

Instructional Technology Specialist, Central New York Regional Information Center
I love Chromebooks/Google Apps, MakerSpaces, STEM and STEAM, programming in schools, robotics, and pretty much anything geeky! Outside of my job, I'm a mother of an 11 year old girl, and a Goldendoodle. I love to cook and I'm an avid runner. One of my favorite things to do in the... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Highland G

10:30am

FileWave 101: Simplify your management of Windows, Mac, iOS, & Android Devices within a single platform
Thank NY Account Manager (Rusty Clementoni) and Systems Engineer Jon Kane will take you through an overview of how FileWave has been able to assist districts across throughout the country in managing their devices. FileWave’s all-inclusive, highly scalable software solves the many challenges of managing a diverse and growing population of users, devices, and content by ensuring IT teams have a comprehensive solution that supports both client (desktop) and mobile devices across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. Unlike traditional package deployment methods, file-level deployment with filesets gives IT teams granular control of content distribution. When it comes a having a complete systems management software, FileWave makes it easy! Image, Deploy, Manage, Maintain, Inventory. Also introducing Engage Classroom Management with SIS Integration.

Speakers
avatar for Rusty Clementoni

Rusty Clementoni

Northeast Account Manager, FileWave
“Go Beyond Managing Devices and Engage Your Users” Since 1992, FileWave has lead the marketplace providing education, enterprise, and government institutions around the world with enterprise level multi-platform systems and mobile endpoint management software to assist IT teams... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Hyatt Regency B

10:30am

Formative Assessment Tools to Rock Your World
Are you looking for ways integrate technology into your classroom? Join us as we take a look at formative assessment tools and how to use them safely. Best practices can give us great feedback on students’ learning and help inform instruction. Participants will walk away with a list of the best apps and websites and effective ways to use them to increase student engagement.


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Highland E

10:30am

Future Trends in Online Learning
This workshop will provide online educators with some insight into some of the Simulations, and Virtual Reality possibilities that are upcoming or on their way. Participants will get resources and ideas to get started or to collaborate.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Wheelock

Andrew Wheelock

Technology Coordinator, Erie ! BOCES
Andrew Wheelock (Spiff Whitfield) is a Technology Integrator at Erie 1 BOCES/WNYRIC.Recently, awarded with the Outstanding New York State Technology Leader Award, and previously served as the Chairperson of ISTE's SIGVE (Now VEN) Group from 2011-2013.I collaborate with teachers using... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Aqueduct A

10:30am

HPE Aruba- Best Practice Considerations for High Density Wireless Deployments

HPE Aruba- For students, access to digital learning tools must be fast and easy.  For network administrators, network reliability is critical. While students are taking an exam or trying to submit their essay, the technology can’t get in the way.  In this presentation we will discuss mobility best practices in K12, how the HPE Aruba platform securely connects users to the network, and discuss tools offered to ensure the end user’s network experience.  


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Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Hyatt Ballroom B

10:30am

Implementing the Pillars of Digital Leadership
This session is a hands on for district curriculum and chief technology administrators. The pillars of digital leadership will be addresses. Each administrator will have the opportunity to assess thier own distct, and to identify next steps in building a digital leadership plan for their district. Practical hands on experience is provided.

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Robert Rossetti

Robert spent three years as a mathematics intervention teacher where he was responsible for an intervention lab, math instruction, and was a co-leader of the school RTI team. He was a champion user of Odysseyware for the school and provided support to students using the program... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Highland D

10:30am

Personalized Learning to Reach Every Student
There seems to be a never-ending wave of reforms to improve education. Each promises a fix to improve student achievement with a focus on the work of educators without taking the individual abilities and needs of each child into account. How can a district alter the role of students as receivers of information and teachers as providers of knowledge to impact student learning and transform education? Personalized learning holds the key to changing the role of teachers and students.

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avatar for Richard Hughes

Richard Hughes

Superintendent, Central Valley
Since Dr. Hughes assumed the role of educational leader of Central Valley Central School District in January 2015, decision-making based on the best interests of all students have become the norm. The development of curriculum, coupled with effective instructional practices, has been... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Cascade AB

10:30am

Student Engagement: An Open and Shut Case?
With Breakout EDU emerging on the scene as a GREAT technique for engaging students AND integrating STEAM components, educators have a unique opportunity to explore alternative instructional methods in the classroom that will engage students AND encourage critical thinking skills. This session will explore the concept behind the Breakout EDU model and will offer several additions to the methodology behind Breakout EDU that teachers can use to enhance/enrich their classrooms. QR Codes, Google Cardboard, Aurasma, AR and VR will all be shared/discussed/explored. Participants will learn that pedagogy does NOT have to be limited to skill/drill apps or consumption of information. The BEST learning takes place in the form of critical thinking, problem solving coupled with high student engagement. Participants will see Breakout EDU, how to create QR/AR Code Scavenger Hunts, and how to create your OWN Google Cardboard photosphere as an interactive activity. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist

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Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Highland K

10:30am

The Hero's Journey and Ed Tech Leadership
Based on his new book " the Garden of Heart: Meditations, Consolations, and Blessing for Teacher's" Pete invites us to undertake the Hero's Journey and awaken ourselves to the innate power and wisdom that resides within us. The hero's journey is the leader's journey, revealing the essence of our character, often hidden deep within us. Effective leadership is rooted in the heart, and to master it we're called to the hero's journey, the challenging path of self-discovery.1. A knowledge of the unique gifts and strengths that each of us has and how they relate to being an effective leader. 2. An understanding of some of the habits and behaviors we have that may be holding us back. 3. Practices to help us cultivate our gifts and strengths. 4. Practices to help us detach from habits and behaviors that are no longer serving us. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technical (IT),Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers
avatar for Pete Reilly

Pete Reilly

The Head, Heart and Hands of Effective Leadership is designed to guide you to become the true leader of your tribe. It will take effective leadership to create classrooms and schools that are successful academically, rich in humanity, and filled with the joy of curiosity, learning... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Highland B

10:30am

The NYS Distance Learning Consortium Digital Playground
The NYSDLC continues to support districts across New York State by providing opportunities, services, and professional development related to video distance and online learning. Come see what new technologies and opportunities are available for your district, classroom, and students; ask questions of the professionals on the front line and get advice how to implement them.

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Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Aqueduct B

10:30am

Tools for the Modern Classroom

Envision a classroom with Connected Solutions where engagement and achievement meet as one. The Modern Classroom needs tools that are hardware agnostic for both teachers and students that will provide opportunities for engagement, collaboration, communication, differentiation and creation all within the same environment.

  

Speakers
avatar for Angela Ardoin

Angela Ardoin

Exhibitor, AXI Education Solutions
For 10 years Angela Ardoin has been an Education Consultant for Promethean and is currently the Head of Regional PD-West. Angela has ten years of classroom experience where she was a district Model Technology Teacher, a Mentor Teacher, Teacher of the Year and state Teacher of the... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Zuber

Wendy Zuber

Head of Regional PD Northeast, Promethean
Education ConsultantPromethean


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Highland J

10:30am

Two Bald Dudes Battle: GAFE Tips and Tricks
This will be a rapid-fire session that will cover a thirty free, easy ways to enhance your GAFE experience. All the tips and tricks presented will be free or have free versions that improve the base functionality of the GAFE Suite. The presenters personally use these tips and tricks with students every day. Come to this session to learn about tools, tips, and tricks that you can begin using now! Participants will walk away with thirty tips and tricks to enhance their use of the GAFE Suite and Google Chrome. These are tips that are used in the presenters classrooms on a daily basis. These tips and tricks all positively impact the GAFE experience of students. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Technology Integration Coordinator, Higher Education, Home School

Speakers
JW

Joe Winchester

Teacher, Guilderland CSD
avatar for Steve Wolf

Steve Wolf

Special Education Teacher, Guilderland Central School District
I'm a middle school special education teacher who has a passion for technology. Before I decided I wanted to teach, I received my BS in Computer Science and Applied Math from SUNY Albany. Following that, I received my dual MS in Special Education and Literacy, also from SUNY Albany... Read More →



Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Hyatt Regency C

10:30am

Unique Technology Needs of Smaller Districts
A model for smaller districts that will include infrastructure and educational materials for staff with limited experience; will include successful case studies. Collaborative approach with discussion of key issues among presenters and audience.

Speakers
avatar for Eliot Levinson- BLEgroup

Eliot Levinson- BLEgroup

Helping Schools & Businesses Move from the Book to the Cloud Education excellence is determined by the quality of digital products and the capacity of schools to integrate technology into instructional and management processes. The BLEgroup works with schools and education technology... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Hyatt Ballroom B

10:30am

With Great Docs Comes Great Learning!
This ain't your old-fashioned webquest! Take your Google Docs from Peter Parker to Spider-Man. Learn how to make a "hyperdoc" that can be as interactive as a Smartboard lesson. We will be integrating links, Google Drawings, Forms, and more into engaging lessons that will get your students' Spidey-senses tingling. Participants will learn to create an interactive "hyperdoc" using Google Docs. Participants will learn to integrate links, Drawings, Forms, and more into their Google Docs. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator

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Steve Garby

Technology Integration Specialist, Sullivan County BOCES
Tech integrator for one-to-one iPad classrooms, primarily in 5th grade classrooms.


Tuesday November 22, 2016 10:30am - 11:30am
Highland F

11:45am

Security and Data Protection
Over the past few years millions of PCs have been locked or had their files encrypted by malware programs designed to extort money from users. Collectively known as ransomware, these malicious applications have become a global scourge for consumers, businesses, governments, health care institutions, and now, increasingly, even K – 12 schools. Dell Security Solutions Engineer Stephen Beausejour will share his expertise to help us gain a better understand of these advanced threats as well as DDOS, malware, adware, phishing exploits, hostname re-directs, fake WAP’s, keystroke trackers, cookie-theft and more. Learn some basic precautions and best practices for protecting your district including a few easy and affordable solutions available with Dell’s Endpoint Security Suite Enterprise.


Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm
RRCC Empire Lounge

11:45am

Google Expeditions Open House
Learn how teachers are using Google Expeditions to expose their students to places and things around the world and universe. Field trips are a great way for teachers to engage students and give them a first hand understanding of a subject — but they're not always practical or even possible. Expeditions allows teachers to make their curriculum come alive by taking their students on field trips to almost anywhere they can imagine.  Experience it first-hand in this Google Expeditions Open House!

Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm
Riverside Court (Convention Center)

11:45am

*CANCELLED* Sketch Notes 2.0
How do you engage the creative students in your class? Sketch Notes will allow the creative students to process information and display their thoughts in a way that will create a higher level of comprehension and understanding. Participants will be able to: - utilize different tools to create sketches on their mobile devices/paper - create assets to support their notes - brainstorm projects participants can utilize sketch notes for Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Higher Education

Speakers
avatar for Jason Webb

Jason Webb

Intructional Technology Analyst, Syracuse University
Jason has always been fascinated with the use of iPads in the classroom, from the time the iPad 2 showcased the new camera abilities and iMovie till now with all of the new and emerging apps that make creating video content extremely easy. As an Online Learning Analyst at Syracuse... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Highland H

11:45am

3D Printing, Learning Design and Active Learning
This presentation will illustrate 3D Printing Learning Program with easy /application across different platforms and cloud-based design learning support portal is used to systematically promote design-based learning across different core subject areas and foster, project-based, STEAM-themed, active learning environment and processes. Attendees will get a quick view of the program including the application tool, cloud-based design learning support portal with standards-aligned lesson plans and ideas, online design evaluation and grading tools, and video-based, self-directed professional learning resources. More importantly, teachers will learn how to use 3D printing as an entry point to engage in standards-aligned and skill-oriented teaching, introduce design-based, active learning environment and processes and brain-storm how they can create learning opportunities for students to attain the 21st century learning skills through the specifically designed processes where teachers can provide guidance and shape behaviors in action. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Home School

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Taylor

Andrew Taylor

Director of Technology and CIO, Byram Hills
Andrew Taylor is currently the Director of Technology and CIO for Byram Hills CSD. He has been a teacher and administrator in both public and private education. As an educational futurist, school leader and entrepreneur Andrew studies the relationship of technology, teaching, learning... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Cascade CD

11:45am

Customizing Your Chrome for Educators
The Chrome Browser and Chromebooks are taking education by storm. This workshop will give educators practical ideas for customizing their Chrome interface to: access lessons, apps, extensions, and content, change their theme for color coding and access; set up bookmarking settings, creating a start up page to get relevant information quickly, and set up teacher tested apps and extensions. Participants will walk away with their Chrome browser or Chromebook customized to meet their teacher productivity and learner goals to make their classroom practice more productive and engaging. Comparable ideas for students will also be shared. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator, Higher Education

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Wheelock

Andrew Wheelock

Technology Coordinator, Erie ! BOCES
Andrew Wheelock (Spiff Whitfield) is a Technology Integrator at Erie 1 BOCES/WNYRIC.Recently, awarded with the Outstanding New York State Technology Leader Award, and previously served as the Chairperson of ISTE's SIGVE (Now VEN) Group from 2011-2013.I collaborate with teachers using... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Highland F

11:45am

Digital Citizenship Certification: The Foundation to Building Tech-Rich Classrooms
As technology becomes more pervasive in our schools, educators and parents need support with issues related to digital citizenship including: Internet safety, relationships, cyberbullying, information literacy, self image, digital reputation, and creative credit. This interactive session will provide educators with immersive K-12 digital citizenship learning resources from Common Sense Education, best practices for implementation, how to become digital citizenship certified, and opportunities to extend your professional learning network around these issues.


Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Highland E

11:45am

Exhilarate and Engage in a 1:1 Environment
Creating an exhilarating and engaging 1:1 classroom feels like an overwhelming endeavor. Luckily,that's just a feeling,and the reality is that Google apps for education,an LMS and the chrome web store provide the base for a great 1:1 classroom. Come into my 1:1 classroom and experience what it's like for students while learning how to plan, organize and use the technology available to us.Participants will be ready and eager to engage students using technology through GAFE, an LMS, such as Schoology and chrome apps like wevideo,Kami,lucid charts for both formative and summative assessments.Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff,Higher Education

Speakers
avatar for Mary Lou Hutton

Mary Lou Hutton

English Teacher, Nardin Academy
1:1/Chromebooks, Schoology, Hapara


Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Highland J

11:45am

Genius Hour PBL: Supercharge Your 1:1 Classroom
Gain a deeper understanding of Genius Hour, a passion-based, student-directed learning experience, and its application in K-12 classrooms. Participants will join in a hands-on, high-tech exploration of the latest digital tools that can be used for PBL in the 1:1 classroom. Attendees will collaborate and innovate as they discover new ways for students to curate, create and share digital content.Participants will: Join in a technology-infused learning experience based on the Genius Hour model of Google's 20% time. Participate in a high-tech exploration of the latest digital tools and resources that cane be used for Project-Based-Learning in the 1:1 classroom. Explore and innovate as they discover new ways to curate, create and share content. Elementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff,Librarian/Media Specialist

Speakers
avatar for Lee Araoz

Lee Araoz

District Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Lawrence Public Schools
I provide job-embedded professional development on a daily basis as an instructional coach, teacher trainer, and assistive technology consultant. I am a Google Certified Educator who has presented extensively in school districts, college campuses and at educational conferences around... Read More →


Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Cascade AB

11:45am

GETT SETT Students Technologically Empowered
Are you interested in running a technology club in your school but not sure how to start? How about a summer technology camp? Have your heard of Google CS First, Lego EV3, Finch Robots, Makey-Makey, Little Bits and Dash and Dot? During this session, we will share successes and obstacles from our technology camps and clubs, give you pointers for running your own club and time to play too.Learning creative ideas for running two technology camps and clubs within our school district, participants hopefully will be inspired to take this idea back to their own district. They will be equipped with research and data that will help to support their efforts to create/build technology within their school districts. They will also learn about various technology items that are available to use with students within a technology club/camp.Elementary Teacher/Staff,Middle Teacher/Staff,Secondary Teacher/Staff,Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technical (IT),Staff Development Coordinators,Technology Integration Coordinator,Home School

Speakers
avatar for Lynne Blum

Lynne Blum

Library / Media Specialist, Dansville CSD
avatar for Kim Derrenbacher

Kim Derrenbacher

Google Certified Trainer, Dansville Central Schools
Year 3 of being a Google Certified Trainer--I have trained all over NYS. My passion is getting YOU as excited about all these tools as *I* am! Let's collaborate and have an interactive session! Looking forward to watching your "AHA Moments!"


Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Highland B

11:45am

Google Sites in the Classroom with Two Bald Dudes
Using Google Sites for communication and collaboration is a powerful way to prepare students for college and career readiness. This session will highlight how students and teachers use Sites to share, reflect and collaborate on their work. Presenters will share their expertise using Sites in the classroom. Participants will learn how to maximize the integration of Sites into their practice. Participants will learn how to maximize the integration of Sites into their practice. They will leave with ideas on how each of the different page types can be used within the classroom and for collaborative learning. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist, Staff Development Coordinators

Speakers
JW

Joe Winchester

Teacher, Guilderland CSD
avatar for Steve Wolf

Steve Wolf

Special Education Teacher, Guilderland Central School District
I'm a middle school special education teacher who has a passion for technology. Before I decided I wanted to teach, I received my BS in Computer Science and Applied Math from SUNY Albany. Following that, I received my dual MS in Special Education and Literacy, also from SUNY Albany... Read More →


Google Sites gslides

Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Aqueduct CD

11:45am

Out of School time Digital Learning
OneNote is a powerful application that can benefit any student. For ADD students, however, OneNote truly has the potential to revolutionize their academic lives. Find out how this free application can help transform disorganized, forgetful students into empowered, self-reliant learners.* A knowledge of what the OneNote application is and its basic user interface. *An overview of some specific challenges of being an ADD student. * An understanding of specific tools within OneNote that meet the needs of ADD learners and help them be more successful academically. Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff,Administrative,Home School

Speakers
avatar for Ana Maria Campos

Ana Maria Campos

Director, Computer Resource Centers, NYC Dept of Parks and Recreation
MFA Digital Media . M.S. Computer Science. Making, teaching, writing , funding, planning, visioning, and sharing digital media education spaces.
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Marlaina Headley

Program Manager, NYC Parks Computer Resource Centers


Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Hyatt Regency B

11:45am

Professional Development: Who has time for that?
The largest roadblock to integrating technology in the classroom is time. Instructional technology specialists and teacher leaders set up great after school PDs, but most educators just don't have the time to attend. I will share different techniques I've used to help teachers, low on time, learn the skills needed to effectively integrate technology. Participates will walk away with tips and tricks of delivering PD directly in the teacher's classroom. Participates will be exposed to different examples of PD following a classroom "Push-In" method. Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator

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Parker Ormerod

Instructional Technology Specialist, Monroe 1 BOCES


Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Highland C

11:45am

Sielox CLASS - Enhancing crisis management for K-12 school

Most schools follow state mandated evacuation plans and drills, use an intercom and others have installed a panic button as their sole method of communication during crisis situations. Some follow the manual FEMA red / green card procedure.

 

Sielox Class - Crisis Lockdown Alert Status System, expands communication and awareness during critical situations with a scalable and flexible solution for crisis management and enables awareness for other important emergencies including medical, missing student, disturbance and more.

 

Sielox Class system provides real-time information for both on-site and emergency personnel in any of these crisis response situations. A notification to local dispatch will be enhanced by the ability for police to view interactive classroom maps that pinpoints the danger on their computers or in their patrol cars. An added benefit is the email notification and silent chat communication between staff, administration and responders. This is critical in a lockdown situation when sheltering children because any sound can give an intruder a target.

It’s simple and effective and provides visibility that is lacking in typical response procedures.

 

Sielox is partnered exclusively for New York State with LINSTAR Inc. and is available on LINSTAR’s NYS Contract PT63106



Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Cascade EF

11:45am

Strategies for Supporting Online Teachers
In this workshop, we will explore strategies for providing effective support for online teachers including best practices, professional development, and recognition of quality instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Farrell

Cynthia Farrell

Coordinator: Model Schools and Distance Education, Ulster BOCES
Throughout her more than two-decade educational career, Cynthia Farrell has worked with students, teachers and administrators in regular and special education programs at elementary, middle and high schools in urban and rural settings. For the last 10 years she has provided educational... Read More →



Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Aqueduct A

11:45am

The Joy of Group Work - or Not
College students do not love - or even like - group projects. Project Management usually requires working as part of a team. How do you put the two together in a collage class on Project Management. In this session we will examine online collaborative tools and team work from both sides - educator and student.- Examine a lesson using Microsoft OneDrive and web apps - Participate in a group project lesson - Design a group project activity with options for group and individual graded elements. Higher Education

Speakers
avatar for Paula Cancro

Paula Cancro

Assistant Prof, The College of Westchester
I'm an Assistant Professor at The College of Westchester, a small college in White Plains, NY - teaching business and other courses in the classroom and online. Somewhere after years in corporate IT and training I landed in Higher Ed; I've been there as a full-time educator since... Read More →



Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Hyatt Regency A

11:45am

The NYS Distance Learning Consortium Digital Playground
The NYSDLC continues to support districts across New York State by providing opportunities, services, and professional development related to video distance and online learning. Come see what new technologies and opportunities are available for your district, classroom, and students; ask questions of the professionals on the front line and get advice how to implement them.

Speakers

Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Aqueduct B

11:45am

Use Schoology to Spread the Library Word K-12
The session will demonstrate how the East Irondequoit CSD Librarians at all levels k-12(K-12 1:1 iPad district) with assistance from the Monroe#1 BOCES SLS created a PD course and used Schoology to communicate and engage students and faculty in the library resources and programs. Learn how to establish a library group, course and communicate individually with all the users in your district. How Chaology, a student information management system can increase communication, engagement and use of library resources by students and faculty K-12. How to develop and structure a K-12 Professional Development plan over a school year. Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Librarian/Media Specialist,Administrative,Technical (IT),Staff Development Coordinators

Speakers
avatar for Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Librarian, East Irondequoit CSD


Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Highland D

11:45am

Using Seesaw with Primary Students
Dinner conversations in your students homes are about to change for the better! Parents will have real time access to their child's day along with photos, videos and voice recordings to support, " How was school today?" Participants will learn about the many possibilities for utilizing Seesaw with students and families. Starting with setting up portfolios in the classroom and at home, to students uploading work, completing work within Seesaw, sharing and commenting with peers, and uploading from other apps. Participants will walk away with the motivation and confidence to get started with Seesaw and share it with others! Participants will: Know how to set up a classroom and families Know how to use all of the choices for sharing within Seesaw Know how to teach students to upload their work Know how to set up work to be completed within Seesasw Know how to upload work from other apps into Seesaw Know how to create QR codes for sharing work Elementary Teacher/Staff, Middle Teacher/Staff, Secondary Teacher/Staff, Staff Development Coordinators, Technology Integration Coordinator

Speakers

Tuesday November 22, 2016 11:45am - 12:45pm
Highland G

1:00pm

Lunch and Closing Keynote Address
Jeff Mao
Senior Director 
Common Sense Education

Jeff Mao joined Common Sense Education in the fall of 2014. He leads Common Sense’s national outreach programs and provides strategic consulting to states and districts on the effective implementation of digital learning programs. Prior to joining Common Sense Education, Jeff served as the Learning Technology Policy Director for the Maine Department of Education. In that role, he provided leadership and education technology policy support to four Commissioners of Education, and he was directly responsible for the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI). He oversaw all aspects of the program including vision, implementation, policy, professional development, procurement and contract management. Jeff has keynoted international events sponsored by UNESCO, World Bank, InterAmerica-Development Bank, and the Korean Education and Research Information Service. He served on the Board of Directors of the State Educational Technology Directors Association for six years including two as Chair of the Board. SETDA named him Leader of the Year in 2013. Jeff also taught at the Allendale Columbia School in Rochester, NY for 7 years and was the school’s first Technology Coordinator. 


Tuesday November 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Lilac Ballroom RRCC