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Wednesday, November 11
 

5:00pm

Meet & Greet Social - Sponsored by Vocabulary Spelling City & Science4Us
Limited Capacity seats available

Vocabulary-Spelling City / Science4Us is hosting a Meet & Greet where you can get a head start on expanding your PLN, enjoy delicious hors oeuvres & beverages, preregister for Thursday morning, get to know St. Stephen's campus, and kick start your Miami Device experience!


Wednesday November 11, 2015 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Parish Center Patio 2750 McFarlane Rd, Miami, FL 33133
 
Thursday, November 12
 

6:30am

Early Morning Run
Pack your walking/running shoes for two early morning runs, led by St. Stephen’s Music Teacher, Mr. E. One morning will take you along scenic Biscayne Bay and the second through Coral Gables, “The City Beautiful.”

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Eguizabal

Daniel Eguizabal

Director of Music, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Music Teacher at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School, foodie, & avid runner.



Thursday November 12, 2015 6:30am - 7:15am
Sonesta Hotel Lobby 2889 McFarlane Rd, Miami, FL 33133

7:15am

Morning Meditation - All Are Welcome!
Morning meditation is a time to come and sit, relax, meditate, contemplate, clear the mind, and prepare the body for the rest of the day. The setting is a peaceful garden on campus where anyone may join in for some quiet time. Readings from various sources that encourage positive thinking, inclusivity, and calmness will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Sayago-Gonzalez

Jorge Sayago-Gonzalez

Chaplain, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Originally from Puerto Rico, Jorge is a singer songwriter with over 15 years of experience as a musician and worship leader in Puerto Rico and the United States. He earned his undergraduate degree in music from the University of Puerto Rico and received his Masters of Divinity from Louisville Seminary. Jorge finds great energy and joy in the power of liberation and unity through music and serves as the Chaplain at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day... Read More →



Thursday November 12, 2015 7:15am - 8:00am
Nepenthe Garden 3439 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

8:00am

Welcome to Miami Device 2015!
The official kick-off and 1st general gathering.

Speakers
avatar for Felix Jacomino

Felix Jacomino

Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Felix is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida and he is the host of Miami Device. He has gained much attention due to hard work by his team, enthusiastic teachers, supportive administration, and excellent professional development. As an educator, Felix quickly learned the importance of sharing what works well in the classroom. Becoming part of a professional learning network (PLN) became... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 8:00am - 8:15am
Ransom Everglades Lewis Family Auditorium 3575 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

8:20am

Upgrade Your Brain's RAM - Just Like Your Computer
4 time USA Memory Champion, Nelson Dellis, will demonstrate his memory athleticism and give a brief talk about why he became the best recaller of data in the country and what he is doing to help combat diseases that affect memory loss, namely Alzheimer's.

Speakers
avatar for Nelson Dellis

Nelson Dellis

Speaker, Climb For Memory, Inc.
Nelson Dellis was originally inspired to improve his memory after seeing the decline of his grandmother's memory due to Alzheimer's disease, and entered his first memory competition in 2009. He has since placed in a number of competitions. In the US Memory Championship, he took third place in 2010, first place in both 2011 and 2012, second place in 2013, and first place again in 2014. He also placed 7th in the 2012 World Memory... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 8:20am - 8:30am
Ransom Everglades Lewis Family Auditorium 3575 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

8:30am

One More Thing - Adam Bellow - Opening Keynote
Let's explore how far we have come and where we are headed with our mobile technology. This session will look at the evolution of education, culture, design, and ways we have and can further influence all three with our increasingly amazing mobile technology.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

CEO, Breakout EDU
Adam Bellow is one of today’s leading speakers on educational technology and infusing technology to aid school reformation. He is the founder of both eduTecher and eduClipper. In addition to these free resources, Adam launched the popular Change the World student-focused charity campaign. Bellow was honored by ISTE in 2010 as an emerging leader and then again in 2011 when he was named Outstanding Young Educator of the year. In 2014 he was a... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Ransom Everglades Lewis Family Auditorium 3575 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

9:30am

APPmazing Race: Miami Device!
Ready to race? This event pits teams of 3-4 players completing a series of challenges and clues for fabulous prizes at the end of the 2-day event. Sign up here, It's free to enter!  The APPmazing Race kicks off on Thursday, November 12 and closes at NOON on November 13.  Must be present to win following the closing keynote with Angela Maiers.

Entry form: md-v.us/appraceform 

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He's also the author of the six-book... Read More →



Thursday November 12, 2015 9:30am - 9:45am
Ransom Everglades Lewis Family Auditorium 3575 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

9:45am

Apps are Free for a Reason
Limited Capacity filling up

Educators are challenged to identify mobile Apps that can be integrated into classroom instruction while expanding student knowledge, access and engagement. With the large number of Apps available, how do we determine which Apps are appropriate for student use? Who determines the “best” educational App lists? Where are the Apps reviewed and how can educators access those reviews? As we design digital-age learning experiences for students, educators must review and evaluate all tools, resources and materials used in the instructional realm. Evaluating mobile Apps prior to incorporating them into classroom instruction is critical to ensure the App is applicable to the subject area, appropriate for classroom use and content included in the App is acceptable for K-12 students.

This session will provide participants with the foundational elements needed for reviewing, evaluating, and selecting mobile Apps that are effective and appropriate for classroom integration. The evaluation process shared during this session has been proven effective for K-12 classrooms. Evidence of this success, rubrics used during the evaluation process, and samples of inappropriate Apps will be revealed during this session. Participants will leave the session with rubrics, resources, and evaluation processes that can be duplicated in their educational setting.

Speakers
avatar for Kristy Sailors

Kristy Sailors

Director - Educational Technology, Blue Valley School District
Twitter @bvedtec


Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
J-201

9:45am

Designing and leading Technology Integration
Technology in education allows us to create broader communities from which we can all learn, share, and grow. This process requires a cultural shift in how schools integrate professional development, how teachers innovate in the classroom, and how students are motivated and challenged to learn. This session will share examples from my experience leading several large scale technology initiatives. Participants will leave with an understanding of how schools must plan and prepare a shift in thinking towards instructional design, in classroom practice and management, and in how we motivate and challenge our students each day--before bringing in technology.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Marcinek

Andrew Marcinek

Chief Information Officer, Worcester Academy
Andrew Marcinek is currently the Chief Information Officer at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA. Most recently, Andrew was the first Chief Open Education Advisor for the US Department of Education. As Open Education Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, Andrew focused on expanding and accelerating the adoption of open education policies within the Department, encouraged the expansion of such policies across the federal government and... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
Grove Ballroom Sonesta Hotel, 8th Floor

9:45am

Googly for Infographics
Limited Capacity filling up

***Please note that this session has been assigned to the second floor with no elevator (climbing a flight of stairs is required).  If you would like to attend this session but need accessibility, please email across@sseds.org in advance and we will do our best to find an alternate arrangement.  Thank you!***

Utilize Google Drawings to create Infographics in an elementary classroom. Infographics are a fun, engaging way for your students to communicate and express their learning. In this session, Learn the basic design principles of infographics and how they can
be used in a 21st-century classroom. Streamline your students’ assignments by incorporating Google Classroom as your learning management system and the avenue for student work submissions.***Please note that this session has been assigned to the second floor with no elevator (climbing a flight of stairs is required).  If you would like to attend this session but need accessibility, please email across@sseds.org in advance and we will do our best to find an alternate arrangement.  Thank you!***

Speakers
avatar for Laura Bates

Laura Bates

Media Resource Specialist, McKinney ISD - Johnson Elementary
My name is Laura Bates, and I am the Media Resource Specialist at Reuben Johnson Elementary. I grew up in Fort Worth and Arlington. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood from Stephen F. Austin State University and later earned a Learning Resources Endorsement from University of North Texas. I began my career in education as a first grade teacher in Arlington Independent School District. My family moved to McKinney... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Burford

Melanie Burford

Media Resource Specialist, McKinney ISD
avatar for Angie McNally

Angie McNally

Media Resource Specialist, McKinney ISD
My name is Angie McNally, and I am the Media Resource Specialist at Minshew Elementary. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood from Stephen F. Austin State University and later earned my library certification from University of North Texas. I began my career in education as a first grade teacher in Plano Independent School District. My family moved to McKinney in 2007, and I joined the McKinney ISD family in... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
Great Hall Upstairs

9:45am

Green Screen Magic
Limited Capacity filling up

Your K-12 students can easily create videos for storytelling, book reviews, historical reenactments, weather reports and more through the use of Green Screen Technology. We will show you how to create awesome videos with an iPad, some cool apps and various inexpensive green screen backgrounds.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →



Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
Great Hall St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School

9:45am

Harnessing Social Media
Limited Capacity seats available

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram are just a few of the social media tools available today. Learn how these and others can be used to connect educators around the world, deepen collaboration and strengthen communication. Participants will discuss best practices and leave with practical uses for social media in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Tammy Neil

Tammy Neil

Teacher, Branford High School
I am a veteran teacher that is starting from scratch in a brand new Computer Applications program. I am also a connected educator and moderate 2 chats on Twitter (#FLedChat, and #RuralEdChat). My passion is learning and sharing knowledge with others. My blog can now be found at tammyneil.com.


Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
J-204

9:45am

Leading Connected Classrooms
Limited Capacity filling up

Educators are realizing the importance of the shifts needed to lead the connected classrooms of the future. These student-centered classrooms are a place of joy, energy, and equity. They promote deep, soulful learning for kids by embracing engagement and experience as central to their mission. Join the conversation about the specific ideas, resources, and materials that can support this transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Dillon

Bob Dillon

Director, BrightBytes
Dr. Robert Dillon serves the students and community of the Affton School District as Director of Technology and Innovation. Prior to this position, he served as a teacher and administrator in public schools throughout the Saint Louis area. Dr. Dillon has a passion to change the educational landscape by building excellent engaging schools for all students. He looks for ways to ignite positive risk taking in teachers and students and release... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
J-105

9:45am

Retrain to Retain
Limited Capacity filling up

Innovative strategies to make the most out of lessons that work to help retrain the student brain in order increase their retention and comprehension in any class from music to world language and everything in between.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hencken

Jennifer Hencken

Professional Development Coordinator, Trinity Preparatory School
Sun, sand, & books in my hand, student advocate, tech ed groupie, continual learner



Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
J-202

9:45am

Through the Eyes of a Digital Anthropologist: Exploring the culture of your learning community
Limited Capacity seats available

Journey with me through the digital jungle as we seek the way, the Tao, of learning! In working to improve the learning experience, many seek answers in the form of artifacts or arcane texts never knowing that what they seek lies within, within ourselves and within our learners. Yet, before we can tap into the passion of learners so that we might create participatory experiences, engage reluctant learners, reward hard chargers or recognize growth and ability over time regardless of age, experience, or discipline, we must first understand the learner’s culture. Learn to look with the eyes of a digital anthropologist, to see your learners for who they truly are. Together we will explore gamification, gamer psychology, motivation, passion and start to develop tools to discern how our own learners identify themselves so that we can better personalize the learning experience both in and out of the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for John Martin

John Martin

Chief Technology Officer, Inter-Lakes School District
Experiential ed, 1:1, gamification, badges, Minecraft, MakerSpaces, online learning, oh heck I'll chat about anything!


Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
J-203

9:45am

7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Global collaboration is an essential part of a good education. You can get there one step at a time and find a network of teachers just like you to support and encourage you along the way. Learn how to integrate global collaboration into your classroom one step at a time from a teacher who has created more than 20 projects spanning 18 countries.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
J-205

9:45am

Building Campus & Classroom Culture
How do we connect?  How do we build relationships?  And what is the point anyway?  This session will cover tips, ideas, and tricks to really make sure that we value and lift up every member of our team including our students!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney

Principal, Navasota ISD
Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX. He is the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for Principal of the Year and 2014 Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Classroom Teacher of the Year, the TCEA Teacher of the Year for 2014, a White House Champion of Change, a National School Board Association “20 to Watch”, and Center for Digital Education “Top 40 Innovators in Education”. Todd also is the author of... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
Biscayne Ballroom Sonesta Hotel, 8th Floor

9:45am

Device-less Memory!
In an age where there are so many devices we use to replace and/or aid our memories, our brains have become lazy and weak. In this talk, 4x USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis discusses the importance of memory and argues the case for putting aside your device and using the most powerful device of them all - the one that sits inside your head, your brain. He'll also explain how to use your memory properly so you won't be tempted to not use it the next time.

Speakers
avatar for Nelson Dellis

Nelson Dellis

Speaker, Climb For Memory, Inc.
Nelson Dellis was originally inspired to improve his memory after seeing the decline of his grandmother's memory due to Alzheimer's disease, and entered his first memory competition in 2009. He has since placed in a number of competitions. In the US Memory Championship, he took third place in 2010, first place in both 2011 and 2012, second place in 2013, and first place again in 2014. He also placed 7th in the 2012 World Memory... Read More →




Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
Ransom Everglades Lewis Family Auditorium 3575 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

9:45am

Newton’s Laws of Classroom Blogging
Limited Capacity seats available

Just like Newton's Laws of Thermodynamics, there are Newtonian laws of classroom blogging. In this session we will explore why and how you can elevate writing in your classroom connecting to an authentic audience. Three of these laws are: Feedback can make any idea better. The more you read and write, the better you read and write. Students like to receive feedback on their writing. Session resources are available on http://showwithmedia.com/interactive-writing/


Speakers
avatar for Wes Fryer

Wes Fryer

Director of Technology, Casady School
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly "EdTech Situation Room" webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and is co-leading an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students in fall 2016 with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
J-104

9:45am

Should We Assess Creativity?
Limited Capacity full

With the explosion of the maker movement, schools are beginning to embrace creativity. However, what does this mean for assessment? Should we assess the creative process? Should we assess the finished product? Does assessing creativity actually make kids more risk-averse? Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the role of creativity in assessment. 


Speakers
avatar for John Spencer

John Spencer

Teacher, Spotlight
John Spencer is a former middle school journalism and computer-programming teacher who is now working as a professor of instructional technology. He blogs at Spencer Ideas and has written for Kappan Magazine, Edutopia, Quiet Revolution, and The Answer Sheet. He is the co-author of the upcoming Creative Classroom: How Design Thinking and Maker Spaces are Reinventing Education, but he is most proud of co-writing Wendell the World’s Worst Wizard... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
Art Room

9:45am

Professional Development Makeover
Limited Capacity seats available
To attend this session, you must obtain a Leadership Track ticket.

Please email learn@miamidevice.org with proof of a leadership position or enrollment in a school administration degree program to obtain the ticket access code for this session.
This is a conversation session and not just a presentation. We want to talk about how to improve PD for this year in our schools using more voice from the community in the unconference or EdCamp model.

Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

CEO, Breakout EDU
Adam Bellow is one of today’s leading speakers on educational technology and infusing technology to aid school reformation. He is the founder of both eduTecher and eduClipper. In addition to these free resources, Adam launched the popular Change the World student-focused charity campaign. Bellow was honored by ISTE in 2010 as an emerging leader and then again in 2011 when he was named Outstanding Young Educator of the year. In 2014 he was a... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
Fab Lab

9:45am

Women in Technology - Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity filling up

In spite of prominent gains in the overall workforce, the presence of women in technology fields is not only low but seems to be shrinking! There is still a dearth of women in technology fields, with female Computer Science making up only 18% of students (down from 37% of students in the mid-1980’s). Fewer than 20% of tech jobs in high-profile companies (such as Facebook, Google, and Twitter) are staffed by women. Why is technology still a “boy’s club”? How are we, as educators, contributing to this problem and what can we do to improve? Join us for a frank discussion of women in technology fields. What hurdles do girls and women face at various stages? How can educators, administrators, and families help bring more women into this field and retain them? 

Moderators
avatar for Josie Goytisolo

Josie Goytisolo

Successful Television News Executive and Entrepreneur whose career spans three decades. As a senior level news executive, Josie managed and grew news organizations at the local, station group and network level from the bottom up to become leading news division in individual markets. Founder and CEO of CODeLLA. http://www.codella.org/

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Ajagbe

Debbie Ajagbe

Ransom Everglades Student
Ransom Everglades School Student
avatar for Ana Albir

Ana Albir

Entrepreneur, Moondrop Entertainment
Ana received a BS in physics with a concentration in music from MIT and an MBA from Stanford. Using her unique background in technology and the arts, Ana has combined her passions to develop new ways for children to create and share their creative expression. Living far from home, she found she missed the everyday interactions with her younger family members. She created Drawp so that children and families could connect through artwork, no matter... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Carey

Jennifer Carey

Director of Educational Technology, Ransom Everglades


Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
J-207

9:45am

Creating a global classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

How can you connect your classroom to the rest of the world in seven easy steps? Take advantage of the 1:1 environment and engage students in real-life authentic activities. I will share practical examples and show how a class in Norway got worldwide recognition writing a book for teachers. How do we prepare the students for the skills they will be needing in their professional life? At my school in Norway all our days are organized in block scheduling leaving time for concentration on specific topics and collaboration within and outside the classroom. Why is the use the internet not allowed on exams. We will look at some examples of how this is done in Norway and how this might be the future of education.

Speakers
avatar for Ann S. Michaelsen

Ann S. Michaelsen

Teacher - administrator, Sandvika high school
Ann S. Michaelsen is a teacher /administrator at Sandvika High School in Norway. Author of the blog “Teaching using web tools” with lesson plans and articles about learning with technology. 2013 Horizon Norway Advisory Board, 2014 Scandinavian Horizon board and 2014 Horizon Report Europe Advisory Board. Wrote the book “Connected Learners: A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Global Classroom” with 27 high school students. Spoke at Bett... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 11:45am
J-206

9:45am

Transform Teaching and Learning With An Authentic Audience
Limited Capacity seats available

Students are both motivated and engaged by genuine intellectual challenges and performances. This session will explore effective and meaningful uses of technology to empower students through digital platforms such as blogging, video, crowdfunding campaigns, podcasts and much more! When we give students the opportunity to publish their work online, they want it to be really good. However, when they simply turn it into the teacher, they usually just want it to be good enough. Providing an authentic audience gives the students a specific purpose and provides clarity about the goal. It also affords the incentive that the work they’re producing is not just for the teacher or a grade.

The result is harder work by the student with much greater focus on what they’re trying to accomplish. Participants will walk away with an appreciation of an authentic audience and be equipped with some practical ways to accomplish this in their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Education Strategist, CDWG
Eric Patnoudes, former teacher and instructional technologist, is a K-12 Education Strategist at CDW·G, a leading provider of technology solutions and services to education, government and healthcare. In this role he provides school districts with insight, resources and strategic advice for successful and sustainable technology implementations. Eric holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum, Technology and Education Reform, is a Level 2 Google Certified... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 9:45am - 11:45am
J-106

10:50am

Augmented Reality in the Science Classroom
Limited Capacity filling up

Augmented Reality has always been a captivating concept. People love watching impressive animations appear out of nowhere and provide the viewer with additional information that improves the learning experience.
In this session participants will explore how to use Augmented Reality applications of high educational value made by Aurasma, Daqri and Arloon to enhance their science lessons. Specifically, participants will learn how to create hands-on lessons using Daqri’s Elements 4D and Arloon’s Chemistry Apps collaboratively to enrich their chemistry lessons. In addition, participants will learn how to use Arloon’s Anatomy to teach basic and advance science concepts such as human anatomy and human body systems. Finally, participants will gain an insight on how students can use Aurasma in the classroom to craft student-made AR examples that illustrate their understanding of all of the concepts taught by the teacher using Daqri and Arloon’s apps.
All of the activities shared in this dynamic session are aligned to several Florida Science Standards and Common Core Science Standards.

Speakers
avatar for Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

Director of Innovation & Educational Technology Co, Plato Academy
Nikolaos Chatzopoulos (Nik) is currently the Director of Innovation and Educational Technology Coordinator at Superior Schools, the management company of Plato Academy Schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He is also the host and organizer of ST4T, an annual EdTech conference in Clearwater, FL. Nik has taught Elementary Math and Science for 10 years in public and charter schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a technology enthusiast, and enjoys... Read More →



Thursday November 12, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
J-204

10:50am

Don't Grade... Gamify!
Limited Capacity seats available

What exactly does S+ mean, anyway?
It’s time to bring our reporting methods in line with our updated practices by breaking away from traditional letter grades. Inspired by last year’s presentation, Multiplayer Classroom Designing Coursework As A Game, by Michael Matera, (@mmatera @edbeanbuzz, mrmatera.com) the resource team at Providence School in Jacksonville, FL championed a campaign to gamify the resource curricula. Being well aware that our current system of S+ to N was at best arbitrary, subjective, and reflective of conduct rather than competence, our resource team set out to gamify our K-5 classrooms in the areas of Art, PE, Music, Tech, Science, and Media. By creating a gaming culture including XP and achievement badges, we increased student interest, effort, and engagement while at the same time creating a system of feedback that tells a story far better than any letter grade could ever do. In this presentation we share where we are in our campaign, as well as our achievements and our challenges in hopes of inspiring educators to go from classrooms to kingdoms and from grades to gamification.

Speakers
avatar for Sheryl Dwyer

Sheryl Dwyer

Science Educator, Providence School
A veteran educator of 18 years, Sheryl Dwyer currently serves as an instructor and coach for Comprehensive Thinking Strategies LLC, leading initiatives that guide teachers and students to infuse critical and creative thinking into their curriculum. You will also find her at a variety of locations throughout the Jacksonville area providing wildly exciting science themed workshops, family nights, and stage presentations that go by the name, Big... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
Grove Ballroom Sonesta Hotel, 8th Floor

10:50am

Explain Everything & the Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit
How do you capture and evaluate the process of learning? Design and media creation tools enable students to demonstrate their understanding in ways that static worksheets, paper and pencil activities, and even skill-based applications are not able to do. There are four simple media creation processes that are possible on any mobile device: making photos, taking screenshots, filming videos, and creating screencasts. These processes form the Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit (QFAT). While connecting research with practice, participants will become familiar with case studies and examples while engaging in hands-on activities that are intended to help make connections between student-created artifacts of understanding, visible thinking, and formative assessment for learning.

Speakers
avatar for Reshan Richards

Reshan Richards

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Reshan Richards is faculty member at Columbia University and Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches an entrepreneurship course at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off. An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Reshan has an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M from Harvard... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
Great Hall St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School

10:50am

It Takes Two (...or more) to Tango: Greater Collaboration with GAFE
Limited Capacity seats available

Everyone wants to work smarter, not harder, right? Become creative collaborators with colleagues by infusing your daily work with Google Apps For Education. We will show you ways to streamline your staff and team communication by implementing Google tools to design lessons, provide professional development feedback and reflections, analyze campus data, create staff/student surveys and more. Tools and examples demonstrated will include Google Docs, Slides, Forms, and Sites.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Burford

Melanie Burford

Media Resource Specialist, McKinney ISD
avatar for Angie McNally

Angie McNally

Media Resource Specialist, McKinney ISD
My name is Angie McNally, and I am the Media Resource Specialist at Minshew Elementary. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood from Stephen F. Austin State University and later earned my library certification from University of North Texas. I began my career in education as a first grade teacher in Plano Independent School District. My family moved to McKinney in 2007, and I joined the McKinney ISD family in... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
J-201

10:50am

Reading: It's More than Books
Limited Capacity full

Participants will enjoy a showcase of digital tools and apps available to actively engage students in reading. Not only do they increase reading comprehension, they bring even the most reluctant readers on board. Come see how to maximize your students' digital reading experience!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hencken

Jennifer Hencken

Professional Development Coordinator, Trinity Preparatory School
Sun, sand, & books in my hand, student advocate, tech ed groupie, continual learner



Thursday November 12, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
Fab Lab

10:50am

Think Global
Limited Capacity seats available

Jenny Ashby (@jjash) and Beverly Ladd (@bevladd) will inspire you to take on the challenge of a 24 hours skype.  Yes 24 hours of skyping around the globe. Hear about their experiences of holding a 24 hour Skype, why hold a 24 hour Skype, how it works and how to organise a 24 hour Skype. (#saw24 Skype around  the world in 24 hours) Beverly recently held her first 24 hour Skype in Pine Valley, while Jenny has now held three 24 hour skypes in Australia.
We’ll be sharing the best apps to use to manage and invite collaboration from a global network.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Ashby

Jenny Ashby

teacher, Epsom PS
Jenny Ashby has over 30 years classroom experience. She has been an innovator in using technology in the classroom from wifi in 2000 to iPods and iPads. Jenny is willing to go where no one else has and try to do things differently to make a difference. She has participated in the DEECD State iPad trial and presents at State, National and Global Ed Conferences. Jenny is also the past President and a founding member of Slide2Learn. Learning and... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
J-104

10:50am

Yes You Can Flip Your Elementary Classroom!
Limited Capacity full

One of the most talked-about topics in education today is the flipped classroom. In this session we will discuss what a flipped classroom is and share resources available to teachers who want to try flipping in their elementary class. Topics will include distinguishing between a traditional classroom and a flipped classroom, ideas and examples of activities for flipping the classroom and tools currently available to teachers who want to flip. We will use Edmodo as the platform for the session, but most of the ideas presented will be applicable for all flipped classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Flipped docx

Thursday November 12, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
J-107

10:50am

Level Up! Five Steps to Gamify Your Classroom
Limited Capacity full

***Please note that this session has been assigned to the second floor with no elevator (climbing a flight of stairs is required).  If you would like to attend this session but need accessibility, please email across@sseds.org in advance and we will do our best to find an alternate arrangement.  Thank you!***

In this session, you will be introduced to five easy steps to gamify your classroom. Gamification is an innovative practice that incorporates game mechanics to non-game settings, helping to engage our students.  Come join in the discussion, and gain a solid foundation to begin gamifying your class for little or no cost.  This is the ultimate walk-through!***Please note that this session has been assigned to the second floor with no elevator (climbing a flight of stairs is required).  If you would like to attend this session but need accessibility, please email across@sseds.org in advance and we will do our best to find an alternate arrangement.  Thank you!***

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Teacher, Pgcps
Sarah Thomas is a Google Certified Teacher and Edmodo Certified Teacher, as well as a leader of the Washington, DC Google Educator Group and founder of the EduMatch project. She is the Technology Liaison at John Hanson French Immersion School in Oxon Hill, MD. In addition to this role, she also teaches Technology Integration and English Language Arts at the middle school level. She has served on the School Leadership Team, advising administrators... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
Great Hall Upstairs

10:50am

Producing Powerful (and Pretty) Infopics
An infopic is a photo with text layered on top that is designed to communicate a message. Some are simple while others are enhanced with awesome photography effects. An infopic's message might be a summary, quote, definition, notes, data, weblink, or other informational tidbits. The information might come from a conference, workshop, activity, lesson, video, book, a conversation, etc. Infopics can help us process, remember, and convey information in an appealing way. See loads of examples and learn about apps, websites, and techniques that teachers and students can use for making their own infopics.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →



Thursday November 12, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
Biscayne Ballroom Sonesta Hotel, 8th Floor

10:50am

Raised by Siri: A course in Digital Parenting
Limited Capacity filling up

Siri: "What can I help you with"

Me: "How do I raise my kids with all these devices?"

Siri: "Sorry, I didn't get that."

SIRIously?!
Remember when your parents used to complain about television and rock n' roll? Now we complain about Snap Chat and Texting. We are now officially old. Unlike our parents we have tools and resources available to us, but how many of those are valuable and how many of them are scare tactics? In this entertaining session we'll try and find answers that Siri can't.


Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He's also the author of the six-book... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
J-202

10:50am

Savory Slides
Limited Capacity filling up

No more death by PowerPoint, Keynote, or Prezi… How can we teach students (and ourselves) to be both effective communicators and digital architects of their own content? This session will blend best practices for slide design (including tips for theme and template, layout and slide design, use of images, text/font, color, data, video, etc...) with apps that can support your students with both design and appropriate use of creative commons images. Sprinkle in a few student examples and a fully catered platter of tools and resources and you will find that Savory Slides feeds your hunger for both compelling content and inspiration for appropriate student authorship.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa  Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Eanes ISD
Lisa has 13+ years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state. Currently, Lisa serves as an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD which proudly supports an 1:1 iPad initiative from K-12. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator. | | Her... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
J-205

10:50am

The "Why" Guide to #Edchat
Limited Capacity seats available

Teachers are bombarded with new models and acronyms every week. They are often important ideas but do teachers have the time? It's time to cut to the chase and grab the key message from each of them so you can build a flexible responsive classroom fit for the 21st century. Richard will also let you know why New Zealand is 25 years ahead of the U.S. education system and how they do it.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Wells

Richard Wells

Head of Technology, Orewa College, NZ
Author iPad4Schools.org , Speaker, Leader at NZ High School. Huffington Post Edu Top 10 Teacher Blog 2014. Fine Art Grad. | New Zealand is leading the world in future-focused education. Richard writes about his experiences teaching in New Zealand and also provides expert iPad assistance on his acclaimed website.


Thursday November 12, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
J-207

10:50am

Creating Cultures of Joy
Limited Capacity full
To attend this session, you must obtain a Leadership Track ticket.

Please email learn@miamidevice.org with proof of a leadership position or enrollment in a school administration degree program to obtain the ticket access code for this session.
Would your students/teachers/parents use the word "joy" as they think about your school?  Not many would argue against joy, but few actually do very much to make this a reality. This session will provoke, agitate, encourage and provide practical and intentional ways to make joy a priority and a word that people will use frequently as they think about you and the team you lead. 

Speakers
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean Shareski is a teacher, speaker and consultant who works with schools and teachers looking to leverage technology for learning. Dean has been in education for the past 26 years. His role the past several years has centered around supporting teachers transition classrooms to leverage technology to transform and enhance learning. | Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades 1-8 for 14 years and spent 9 as... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
Art Room

12:45pm

Assessments CAN be Fun! Really!
Limited Capacity filling up

It truly is never the tool -- but the questions being asked that make the most difference. Online assessment tools simply allow that data to be gathered easier. Paper & Pencils are so 2010. These tools can lead to engagement, less time grading which allows for more time analyzing, and more trees in our world! This session explores a handful of online tools, the pros/cons, and what options each tools has to offer.

Speakers
avatar for Tana Ruder

Tana Ruder

Instructional Technology Support, USD 259 School System
Tana has the best two jobs in the world; the mother to a vivacious eight year old, Mandela, and the other is working for USD 259 (Wichita KS) This is where she is fortunate enough to teach teachers how to integrate technology. It is an amazing feeling watching the ah-ha moments with adult learners as it is with children. Tana's passion is taking the technology immigrant, the teacher who believes that technology is beyond their capability, and... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Fab Lab

12:45pm

Investigative Journalism in Our Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

Students followed an inquiry approach to learning by choosing a topic of personal interest, interviewing experts, conducting and graphing surveys, scouring local news sources, and collaborating with their peers toward creating videos that were meant to make a difference in their communities. Topics included:
Drivers and Bikers, a Bad Marriage
Why is Florida so bad at Solar?
Are Private School Elitist Institutions?
A Cost-Benefit Analysis of our $12 million pool
The Benefits of Community Gardens
Look Out! There are Manatees in the Water!

Speakers
avatar for Jeremiah Rosenfels

Jeremiah Rosenfels

Teacher, Ransom Everglades
Jeremiah has been teaching social science courses at the high school level for fifteen years, in both public and private schools, in New York City, North Carolina, Miami, and Costa Rica. He is currently teaching AP Psychology, Economics, and World History at Ransom Everglades Upper School here in Coconut Grove, FL. A firm believer in project-based learning and students conducting their own primary social science research, Jeremiah's weaves... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
J-204

12:45pm

Reflective Student Curators - Documenting Student Process Using Digital Portfolios
Limited Capacity filling up

Are we just photographing or digitizing canned learning experiences and calling this student digital portfolio? Or are we curating authentic learning experiences that demonstrate student choice and voice? In this session we will address how to document and curate the learning process for student reflection and assessment for growth. 

Speakers
avatar for Tanya Avrith

Tanya Avrith

Technology and Innovation Specialist
Tanya Avrith is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher and educational technologist who works with students, teachers, administrators and parents to help improve learning. Tanya holds a Master’s Degree is Educational Technology. As the Itinerant Educational Technology and Digital Citizenship Teacher for the Lester B. Pearson School Board, Tanya pioneered the Digital Citizenship Program and spearheaded the creation of... Read More →
avatar for Rebecca Hare

Rebecca Hare

Art and Design Teacher, Pine Crest School
Rebecca Hare has a BFA in Industrial Design from The European Design Institute in Milan, Italy and a M.A.T. in Art from Fontbonne University, St. Louis. She worked in Italy for 10 years as a design consultant and creative director, creating spaces and designing products for global companies before becoming fascinated with education when the young designers she was hiring were not good at solving problems or thinking critically. Her Master's... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
J-202

12:45pm

Show Your Work!
Limited Capacity seats available

Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Austin Kleon and my own experience following the advice given, this presentation will cover how teachers can make an impact larger than their campus or district by creating and maintaining an online presence through social media and their own personal website.

Included are the ideas of: [1] Think process, not product (share out your sketches, pictures, inspirations, tools); [2] Sharing something small everyday (no lunch or latte, but what you are doing that could benefit others!) ; [3] Tell good stories (brief, personal, audience) [4] Teach what you know (techniques, tutorials, reading lists, create website); [5] Don't turn into spam (can't just point to own stuff, must connect others to others, go to meetups IRL) ; [6] Learn to take a punch (avoiding trolls, controlling comments)

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Locklin - Director of Digital Learning

Jamie Locklin - Director of Digital Learning

Director of Digital Learning, Hays CISD
A Google Certified Trainer with a Masters in Education Technology, Jamie Locklin has experience in primary and secondary schools that he utilizes to combine the best of classroom pedagogy with the 21st century tools of today. In his current role as a Director of Digital Learning, Jamie comes beside teachers in both 1-on-1 and PLC environments to help set and achieve goals using Jim Knight coaching strategies. Specialties include iPads in the... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
J-105

12:45pm

What Should Come First, Training or Professional Development?
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will explore why it's crucial for educators to recognize the difference between training, the HOW — a user manual on devices, software, apps or websites. And professional development,the WHY— focused on building the teacher’s capacity to shift away from traditional didactic teaching strategies to methods that fully engage students in the learning process. It concentrates on the importance of sound pedagogical practices and how to leverage technology to provide learning opportunities that don’t otherwise exist. Attendees will leave with an understanding that training without professional development could just lead to poor teaching being delivered faster and more efficiently. While training should certainly be part of the equation, it should take a back seat to professional development. When it comes to education technology, pedagogy should be the driver and technology the accelerator — otherwise, technology will simply end up being the brake.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Education Strategist, CDWG
Eric Patnoudes, former teacher and instructional technologist, is a K-12 Education Strategist at CDW·G, a leading provider of technology solutions and services to education, government and healthcare. In this role he provides school districts with insight, resources and strategic advice for successful and sustainable technology implementations. Eric holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum, Technology and Education Reform, is a Level 2 Google Certified... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
J-104

12:45pm

Brainbreaks: Improv in the Classroom
Risk-taking and celebrating failure can be great ways to stimulate creativity in the classroom.  During this very interactive session, we'll go through a series of improv activities designed to help students activate the creative side of their brain.  Come prepared to move, think, and leave your inhibitions at the door.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Director of Innovation & Digital Learning, Eanes ISD
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he has helped spearhead the LEAP program, which put one-to-one iPads in the hands of all K-12 students in his 8000-student district. He is also the founder of “iPadpalooza”- a three-day “learning festival” held in Austin annually. He's also the author of the six-book... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Grove Ballroom Sonesta Hotel, 8th Floor

12:45pm

Hacking Keynote
Explore some of the lesser-known tricks, tips and ideas for creating engaging media that, when combined with a thoughtful narration, can make Keynote presentations come alive. 

Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

CEO, Breakout EDU
Adam Bellow is one of today’s leading speakers on educational technology and infusing technology to aid school reformation. He is the founder of both eduTecher and eduClipper. In addition to these free resources, Adam launched the popular Change the World student-focused charity campaign. Bellow was honored by ISTE in 2010 as an emerging leader and then again in 2011 when he was named Outstanding Young Educator of the year. In 2014 he was a... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Biscayne Ballroom Sonesta Hotel, 8th Floor

12:45pm

Photo and Video on your mobile device: Tips, Tricks and Apps
Limited Capacity seats available

When was the last time you took a really nice photo at night with your mobile device? You probably had to think about it. This class is designed to show you some tips and tricks on how to take effective digital photographs and video with your app based phone or tablet no matter the time of day or conditions. We will also preview many of the various photo and video apps available today.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
J-106

12:45pm

Technology Driven Differentiated Instruction
Learn how this award-winning teacher uses podcasts, digital movie-making, a YouTube channel, wikis, blogs, and other tools to involve all of the learning styles of her students and create repositories of information to document and demonstrate learning in her technology classroom. She will also share best practices from educators in other subject areas who are also using these tools to teach.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Great Hall St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School

12:45pm

Lessons from the Future
Limited Capacity filling up
To attend this session, you must obtain a Leadership Track ticket.

Please email learn@miamidevice.org with proof of a leadership position or enrollment in a school administration degree program to obtain the ticket access code for this session.
What would America look like if education nationwide was free from standardised tests and student centred? In this session you will be shown what the country New Zealand looks like with its teacher designed, future focused education system. Imagine a world where the public schools are better than the private alternative! This will leave you with a set of arguments to take back to your administrators with evidence of 21st century learning in action and being successful.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Wells

Richard Wells

Head of Technology, Orewa College, NZ
Author iPad4Schools.org , Speaker, Leader at NZ High School. Huffington Post Edu Top 10 Teacher Blog 2014. Fine Art Grad. | New Zealand is leading the world in future-focused education. Richard writes about his experiences teaching in New Zealand and also provides expert iPad assistance on his acclaimed website.


Thursday November 12, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
J-205

12:45pm

Cultivating Mental Merriment
Limited Capacity seats available

It is no surprise that learning and fun are highly compatible. Even Einstein recognized that “play is the greatest form of research.” When learning is genuinely joyful it results in a phenomenon I affectionately refer to as ‘mental merriment’—those cognitive moments of pure wonderment and awe. Yet, even with the rise of inquiry-based learning, PBL, and the use of technology, classrooms tend to be profoundly un-playful places. If you’d like to cultivate an atmosphere where students think beyond boundaries and create with endless possibility then join me as we build catapults to play live Angry Birds, fold record breaking paper airplanes, generate pet tornadoes, and get lost beneath giant clouds of dry ice all with the intent of cultivating mental merriment. You’ll even experience how your leaf blower can become a powerful tool to demonstrate Bernoulli’s principal and the scientific method.

Speakers
avatar for Sheryl Dwyer

Sheryl Dwyer

Science Educator, Providence School
A veteran educator of 18 years, Sheryl Dwyer currently serves as an instructor and coach for Comprehensive Thinking Strategies LLC, leading initiatives that guide teachers and students to infuse critical and creative thinking into their curriculum. You will also find her at a variety of locations throughout the Jacksonville area providing wildly exciting science themed workshops, family nights, and stage presentations that go by the name, Big... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 12:45pm - 2:45pm
J-206

12:45pm

No More Garage, We’re in the Kitchen! A Blueprint for Learning: What Does the Architecture Look Like?
Technology is not ‘just one more thing to plan,’ but something that can be in the center without being the focus. We will begin by bombarding the room with a showcase of ‘from the trenches’ tech-enriched, standards-based student work. Participants will literally roll the dice to engage in a spontaneous challenge. They will identify a learning objective and create digital artifacts customized for their classroom. Our goal is not just to learn apps, but to use them. Teaching becomes transformative. Let's work our way out of the garage and into the heart of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Ginnie Pitler

Ginnie Pitler

Instructional Technology and Curriculum Advocate, Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill
Focusing on genuine integration as we launch a DLI (Digital Learning Initiative). Creativity, Critical Thinking (and Visual Thinking), Collaborating and Connecting--not just 'buzz words,' but real goals-
avatar for Virginia Pitler

Virginia Pitler

First Grade Math Interventionist, Goose Creek Primary
Title I educator--Technology advocate--Passionate about tech integration--kindergarten teacher for 4 years, math interventionist for 1--


Thursday November 12, 2015 12:45pm - 2:45pm
J-107

12:45pm

Pitch Perfect: Design Thinking for a Personalized Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Globally, educators strive to know what’s best for students, design the best learning environment, and continuously advocate for personalized professional growth. Participants will learn how to utilize “Pitch Perfect” design thinking to personalize learning for themselves, their students, and colleagues.

This two-hour think-tank workshop will move participants into an entrepreneurial mind-set and utilize moonshot thinking to explore endless possibilities. Those possibilities include building a business, pitching your ideas, and building a dynamic product to persuade the audience that your idea is worth the time or funding.

Gamestorming activities will be used to engage participants in a design challenge to develop innovative solutions to solve a problem and gain expertise for advocating for personalized learning with a start-up mindset!

Ideas to brainstorm from:
“How to create a pitch for educational resources!”
“How to pitch your case for an amazing “PL” for yourself or your team!”
“How to teach your students to “pitch”/advocate for their own learning!”

Execution:
1-Identify a challenge (Small groups will have choice in choosing a problem to solve)
2-Create an initiative that can be successfully scaled (Collaboration)
3. Design prototype solution or an online persuasive campaign (Video, GoFund Me campaign, presentation,etc.)
3-Pitch Perfect showcase (Present shark-tank style, but teacher friendly)
4. Feedback from experts (Wendy Wells, Hetlena Johnson, & special guest)

Take away: By utilizing design thinking for a “Pitch Perfect” classroom we can empower educators to personalized learning for themselves and for our students which will prepare them for future careers unknown.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Wells

Wendy Wells

Educational Strategist, #DLC Consultant
Let's have a conversation about Digital Learning! As a former classroom teacher & a technology integration specialist at the school and district level, I have over 20 plus years in the EdTech space. I have taught, coached, and facilitated many educators and administrative leaders on effective technology integration to improve teaching and student learning. My passion is helping educators design innovative activities using mobile technology to... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 12:45pm - 2:45pm
J-207

12:45pm

STEAM - Why STEM Is Not Enough
As the push for STEM continues to drive learning (and assessment in many cases), the multiple benefits of arts education are taking a backseat or disappearing altogether. In this session, we will examine the close relationship between the arts and sciences, explore the many benefits of arts education for all students, and share arts integration activities and lesson ideas that any educator can use. Participants will collaboratively build lesson activities and create ideas to help design a Maker Space in any classroom. You don't have to be an expert in visual or performing arts to put the A in STEAM!

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Baldwin

Michelle Baldwin

Lead Teacher, Anastasis Academy


Thursday November 12, 2015 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Art Room

12:45pm

Sketchnoting: Visually Taking Notes
Limited Capacity filling up

***Please note that this session has been assigned to the second floor with no elevator (climbing a flight of stairs is required).  If you would like to attend this session but need accessibility, please email across@sseds.org in advance and we will do our best to find an alternate arrangement.  Thank you!***

The term sketchnoting describes a style of visual note-taking recently gaining popularity among conference attendees. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be an artist to sketchnote and to take advantage of a different type of learning and making content connections beyond conference keynotes . Sketchnoting is helping make your thinking visible and shareable as you are reading a professional book, watching a movie clip, reading an educational blog post or article or listening to a lecture of conference keynote.

This workshop is for educators who want to hone their abilities to listen more intently, summarize and organize their notes in a visual way and learn how to do this with their students.

We will look at structures of a sketchnote, typography, connectors, containers and work on your own visual library.

Please come prepared to sketch by bringing a sketchbook or paper, a pencil or marker OR your favorite stylus and tablet with a sketchnoting app installed (ex. Paper by fiftythree, Flipink, Adobe Draw, etc.)

Speakers
avatar for Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

Modern Teaching & Learning Coach, Globally Connected Learning Consultant
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano is a Third Culture Kid (TCK). Born in Germany, raised in Argentina, having lived shortly in Brazil, is now planted in the United States. Her multicultural upbringing fueled her passion for languages, travel, global awareness and global competencies. Silvia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish with a Minor in International Studies and a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology. She has worked as... Read More →



Thursday November 12, 2015 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Great Hall Upstairs

12:45pm

Google GeoMap Workshop
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands-on workshop using laptops, we will learn how to create a Google form students can fill out which includes a field for city and state information. We will connect form results as a "layer" in a Google Map to produce a GeoMap. The resulting GeoMap will have clickable, customized place marks. Each will reveal results from each student's Google Form submission. Session resources are available on http://showwithmedia.com/geo-map/


Speakers
avatar for Wes Fryer

Wes Fryer

Director of Technology, Casady School
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly "EdTech Situation Room" webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and is co-leading an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students in fall 2016 with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 12:45pm - 2:45pm
J-203

1:50pm

App University: Building Digital Innovators
Learn ways to use Apps and App Smashing with your students to help them become digital innovators. We will share our favorite apps that can be combined together to create amazing and unique student digital projects across grade levels. Also, see how we developed our App University Program within the Library to teach Apps at each grade level. These Apps can be utilized throughout curricular areas. Examples include: Shadow Puppet Edu, Tellagami Edu, Comic Book, iMovie, ChatterPix Kids, YAKit Kids, Puppet Pals, Haiku Deck and Google Apps.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Bulot

Tracy Bulot

Media Resource Specialist, McKinney ISD
avatar for Christy Ferguson

Christy Ferguson

Media Resource Specialist, McKinney ISD


Thursday November 12, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
Grove Ballroom Sonesta Hotel, 8th Floor

1:50pm

App'ing Up Presentation
Limited Capacity full

This workshop is designed to aid teachers and students in creating more effective and dynamic classroom presentations. This session will focus on invigorating presentations, creating effective slides, how to present in a more logical manner, incorporating humor into your presentation, choosing the right images and sounds, and finally putting it all together with a multitude of possible digital tools.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Colley

Chris Colley

Educational Consultant, LEARN


Thursday November 12, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
J-105

1:50pm

Mis-Cellaneous A-Z
Limited Capacity full

Super-App Heroes : Anita Goodwin and Sandy Sprunger
presenting
Mis-Cellaneous Apps A-Z

The apps will be a mixture of student and teacher apps.
Why limit students and yourself to a few apps to explore, create, learn, and practice. Wouldn’t you like to become a Super-App Hero and have a resource of apps from A-Z to use in your classroom. Apps that will help enhance student learning with hands-on exploration and fun. Don’t worry about not having enough time to conquer all the apps. The Super-App Heroes will have your back with list to fly with you to your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Sprunger

Sandy Sprunger

5th Grade Teacher, South Adams Elementary
I am a 5th grade teacher at South Adams Elementary in Berne, Indiana. This is our third year of being 1:1 with ipads. Sandy and her class love to explore different apps to learn and then share their knowledge. I am the type of teacher that does not wait to try new things. Learn today and share with others tomorrow.


Thursday November 12, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
J-104

1:50pm

Tech Tools for Early Learners
Your little ones love to use the iPad and computers to play "games", but how can they be used for instruction? You'll be amazed at the things even your tiny tots can do when given the chance to use iPads and computers to create and learn. Walk away with ideas that can be used immediately in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →



Thursday November 12, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
Great Hall St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School

1:50pm

You CAN SketchNote: It is NOT Art
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands-on session, explore the wisdom of SketchNote gurus, discuss how this can be implemented, learn a few basic icons, & practice the first steps of SketchNote taking. Markers & paper will be provided as an alternative to using an app if desired. If you can draw stick figures, you CAN SketchNote!

Speakers
avatar for Tana Ruder

Tana Ruder

Instructional Technology Support, USD 259 School System
Tana has the best two jobs in the world; the mother to a vivacious eight year old, Mandela, and the other is working for USD 259 (Wichita KS) This is where she is fortunate enough to teach teachers how to integrate technology. It is an amazing feeling watching the ah-ha moments with adult learners as it is with children. Tana's passion is taking the technology immigrant, the teacher who believes that technology is beyond their capability, and... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
J-204

1:50pm

C.P.R. for the Drowning Teacher
Limited Capacity seats available

PARCC. SLOs. Drowning in the alphabet soup? In this session, discover a way to bring new life to your teaching through the one acronym that just may save you, C.P.R. method. Maximize productivity through COLLABORATION. Bring your PASSION to the classroom. Make your lessons more engaging through REINVENTION. Take a deep breath and dive in.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Teacher, Pgcps
Sarah Thomas is a Google Certified Teacher and Edmodo Certified Teacher, as well as a leader of the Washington, DC Google Educator Group and founder of the EduMatch project. She is the Technology Liaison at John Hanson French Immersion School in Oxon Hill, MD. In addition to this role, she also teaches Technology Integration and English Language Arts at the middle school level. She has served on the School Leadership Team, advising administrators... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
J-106

1:50pm

Tiny Techies: Integrating Technology in the Early Ed Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Think Preschool Students are too young to use technology? Think again! Just received a set of iPads for your Pre-K classroom? Get ‘em charged up! In this session, we will explore the ways that even the youngest of students can create, share, play and learn using technology. Our early learners are digital natives and the Early Ed classroom is full of opportunities for creative and meaningful technology integration. Learn to integrate technology with ease and you’ll have a class of Tiny Techies in no time!

Speakers
avatar for Nerissa Raschelle

Nerissa Raschelle

Technology Innovator, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Fueled by her passion for education and social equity, Nerissa always knew she wanted to be an educator. Early in her career, she worked as a peer and youth educator with the Breakthrough Collaborative, an educational enrichment program serving at risk students. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College with a BA in African American and Gender Studies, Nerissa taught on the West Side of Chicago for two years. It was during her time in... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
Fab Lab

1:50pm

We’re Live! The Ins and Outs of Live Broadcasting
With a press of a button, you can be broadcasting live video to the world. Periscope, Meerkat, and Blab are three popular (and free) live streaming apps, and they are full of potential. Similar to Twitter, you choose who to follow, and you receive notifications when that person starts a broadcast. People who tune in live can type comments so that the broadcaster can interact with the audience.
Educators can jump in on broadcasts about topics like classroom management, setting up centers, or the latest apps. Teachers can step into other teachers’ classrooms and take a tour and ask questions. You might even catch live streams from conferences, workshops, and edcamps. Let’s compare the major live streaming apps, view clips from example broadcasts, discover who to follow, and brainstorm the best educational uses for live broadcasting.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →



Thursday November 12, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
Biscayne Ballroom Sonesta Hotel, 8th Floor

1:50pm

The Power of Branding and Building School Culture
Limited Capacity full
To attend this session, you must obtain a Leadership Track ticket.

Please email learn@miamidevice.org with proof of a leadership position or enrollment in a school administration degree program to obtain the ticket access code for this session.
When is the last time something amazing happened in your school? How many people knew about it? How did connections and relationship building happen? And what is the point anyway?

The work done in schools all across the globe is spectacular. Kids gather…learn…leave…and make the world a better place. The idea of branding schools isn’t about selling kids or making false promises… it’s about promoting the amazing things happening for their entire community as you build relational trust and social capital. Utilizing social media and being the chief storyteller in your district is a great way to celebrate the success of students with parents and the community. FIND YOUR AUDIENCE…BUILD YOUR BRAND…CELEBRATE KIDS!!!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney

Principal, Navasota ISD
Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX. He is the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for Principal of the Year and 2014 Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Classroom Teacher of the Year, the TCEA Teacher of the Year for 2014, a White House Champion of Change, a National School Board Association “20 to Watch”, and Center for Digital Education “Top 40 Innovators in Education”. Todd also is the author of... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Tony Sinanis

Dr. Tony Sinanis

Principal, Jericho UFSD
2013 Bammy & 2014 NYS Elementary School Principal of the Year; 2012 National Blue Ribbon School; Dad; Author; Blogger; Speaker; Penn Ed. D.!


Thursday November 12, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
J-205

3:00pm

Closing Keynote Day 1 - Derek Muller of Veritasium
Derek Muller will close the 1st day of learning with... MORE learning!  

Be sure to check out his incredible YouTube Channel, Veritasium.

Just beware, like potato chips, you can't watch just one! 

Speakers
avatar for Derek Muller

Derek Muller

Founder, Veritasium
Science videos! | | Derek Muller is a passionate science educator, communicator, and filmmaker. He completed his bachelor’s in Engineering Physics at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada and a PhD in Physics Education Research at the University of Sydney. Derek studied how to design multimedia to teach physics effectively. One of his major findings is that addressing misconceptions first is often essential to engage the... Read More →


Thursday November 12, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ransom Everglades Lewis Family Auditorium 3575 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

4:15pm

Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy an easy restorative yoga class to relax your body and mind after a long day of learning. Open to students of all levels. Mats and props will be provided. Wear comfortable clothes.

No extra charge. Compliments of St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School.

Please note: If you're going on a food tour, the bus leaves at 5:30, just outside the yoga venue.


Thursday November 12, 2015 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Nepenthe Garden 3439 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

5:30pm

Little Havana OR Wynwood Food Tour - Purchase Tickets Separately
Limited Capacity filling up

Miami Culinary Tours will take you on a cultural, historical, artistic, & gastronomic walking tour of either Wynwood or Little Havana! You will ride to your chosen tour location on a open top double decker bus (included in price), with points of interest and local information being delivered by a knowledgeable guide. Once at your destination, you will sample food & drinks from several top restaurants in the area while you hang out with your current PLN members and meet new ones!

Do not miss this unforgettable experience while visiting Miami. It is great for locals as well! It will be the best $69 you spend in "the 305!"

To purchase tickets, go to md-v.us/eb15 

Learn more about the tours here: md-v.us/mct15


Thursday November 12, 2015 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Nepenthe Garden 3439 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133
 
Friday, November 13
 

6:30am

Early Morning Run
Pack your walking/running shoes for two early morning runs, led by St. Stephen’s Music Teacher, Mr. E. One morning will take you along scenic Biscayne Bay and the second through Coral Gables, “The City Beautiful.”

Speakers
avatar for Kat Ruiz

Kat Ruiz

Preschool Teacher, St. Stephen\'s Episcopal Day School
avatar for Kit Wills

Kit Wills

Director of Development, St. Stephens Episcopal Day School
I would love to connect with other people that are passionate about education and philanthropy. My personal interests include SCUBA diving, dance, art, travel and fitness!



Friday November 13, 2015 6:30am - 7:15am
Sonesta Hotel Lobby 2889 McFarlane Rd, Miami, FL 33133

7:15am

Morning Meditation - All Are Welcome!
Morning meditation is a time to come and sit, relax, meditate, contemplate, clear the mind, and prepare the body for the rest of the day. The setting is a peaceful garden on campus where anyone may join in for some quiet time. Readings from various sources that encourage positive thinking, inclusivity, and calmness will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Sayago-Gonzalez

Jorge Sayago-Gonzalez

Chaplain, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Originally from Puerto Rico, Jorge is a singer songwriter with over 15 years of experience as a musician and worship leader in Puerto Rico and the United States. He earned his undergraduate degree in music from the University of Puerto Rico and received his Masters of Divinity from Louisville Seminary. Jorge finds great energy and joy in the power of liberation and unity through music and serves as the Chaplain at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day... Read More →



Friday November 13, 2015 7:15am - 8:00am
Nepenthe Garden 3439 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

8:00am

Opening Keynote Day 2 - George Couros
The Principal of Change, George Couros opens day 2 with inspirations and stories from our beloved field of education.

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Consultant


Friday November 13, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am
Ransom Everglades Lewis Family Auditorium 3575 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

9:45am

4C’s + 3D’s = Engaged Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

***Please note that this session has been assigned to the second floor with no elevator (climbing a flight of stairs is required).  If you would like to attend this session but need accessibility, please email across@sseds.org in advance and we will do our best to find an alternate arrangement.  Thank you!***

New Math? Alphabet Soup? It may seem like it some days! The 4C’s (Critical Thinking, Communication, Creativity, and Collaboration) were developed more than a decade ago via The Framework for 21st Century Skills. Most agree with the necessity of these learning and innovation skills to successfully survive in our increasingly complex environments. Activating them in the classroom is much more challenging. Using the 3D’s (Discover, Dabble and Distribute), participants will identify and construct examples of effective instructional strategies, combine them with engaging technology, and organically weave the 4C’s into everyday instructional practice.***Please note that this session has been assigned to the second floor with no elevator (climbing a flight of stairs is required).  If you would like to attend this session but need accessibility, please email across@sseds.org in advance and we will do our best to find an alternate arrangement.  Thank you!***

Speakers
avatar for Marie Coleman

Marie Coleman

Learning and Innovation Specialist, Lorenzo Walker Campus
What's not to love about learning? Embracing change and enjoying life, I read digitally, walk beaches, and snap visuals as much as possible.


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
Great Hall Upstairs

9:45am

Becoming A Connected Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Many of us understand the necessity of connecting as educators, but we're not always sure how to make that happen for our students. In this session, we'll explore first steps to connecting our classrooms using tools such as Google Hangouts, Skype, Twitter, blogs, and virtual learning trips. Topics will include modeling transparency, digital citizenship, classroom exemplars, and how to communicate with stakeholders the importance of connecting our kids!

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Baldwin

Michelle Baldwin

Lead Teacher, Anastasis Academy


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
J-207

9:45am

Creating with Green Screen in the Elementary Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you always wanted to learn about using green screen in the classroom? In this session participants will learn simple tips, tricks, and techniques using the app DoInk green screen and iMovie. The Doink Green Screen app makes filming so easy anyone can do it. Many student samples and ideas will be shared. Participants will also want to have the app DoInk Green Screen loaded on their iPad because we will even be making a movie to take back and use in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Anita Goodwin

Anita Goodwin

Second Grade Teacher, South Adams Schools
Anita Goodwin is a second grade teacher at South Adams Elementary in Berne, Indiana. Over the past 20 years of teaching she has used many different types of technology; from desktop computers to laptops, and now the last 3 years has been teaching in a 1:1 iPad classroom. She has a passion for technology and helping students use it to create lots of projects that are integrated into all subject areas. She also loves helping teachers learn about... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
J-104

9:45am

Fit-bit Kids & Bytes of Learning! “Wearable Tech-Health, Fitness & Digital Literacy”
Limited Capacity seats available

(1-hour interactive presentation & movement required!)

We know that obesity is on the rise with young children in the US, and it is important to provide them with tools to be proactive for their own health, fitness and nutrition at a young age. Healthy bodies create healthy minds! So why not add a little movement and creativity to your language arts, science, social studies, or special area classroom?

In this session we will highlight all the types of wearable tech being utilized for healthcare and the future innovations for life-changing discoveries that can benefit us all. (Apple’s ResearcKit)
Let’s get moving and explore different fitness stations to monitor our heart rate, record motion with step tracking, and identify how many calories are burned each time.

It’s easy and fun to incorporate health, fitness, and movement throughout the school year by identifying resources to utilize, creating online collaborative health journals, and designing fitness stations within the day.

(Apple & Google Play apps & FitBits)

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Wells

Wendy Wells

Educational Strategist, #DLC Consultant
Let's have a conversation about Digital Learning! As a former classroom teacher & a technology integration specialist at the school and district level, I have over 20 plus years in the EdTech space. I have taught, coached, and facilitated many educators and administrative leaders on effective technology integration to improve teaching and student learning. My passion is helping educators design innovative activities using mobile technology to... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
J-106

9:45am

A Beginner's Guide to Digital Portfolios

Digital portfolios are a powerful way for students to demonstrate growth and mastery. However, getting started on a portfolio project can seem daunting. In this session, we explore a flexible framework for digital portfolios, so that you are equipped and empowered to design a digital portfolio project for your students. 



Speakers
avatar for John Spencer

John Spencer

Teacher, Spotlight
John Spencer is a former middle school journalism and computer-programming teacher who is now working as a professor of instructional technology. He blogs at Spencer Ideas and has written for Kappan Magazine, Edutopia, Quiet Revolution, and The Answer Sheet. He is the co-author of the upcoming Creative Classroom: How Design Thinking and Maker Spaces are Reinventing Education, but he is most proud of co-writing Wendell the World’s Worst Wizard... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
Biscayne Ballroom Sonesta Hotel, 8th Floor

9:45am

App Smashing to YouTube
Limited Capacity filling up

One of the most powerful ways to use mobile devices in the classroom is to help students share their voices online on a classroom YouTube channel. In app smashing to YouTube, we will explore and demonstrate how to go from a planning storyboard, to a video creation iPad app, to the teacher iPad with AirDrop or InstaShare, to the classroom YouTube channel with YouTube Capture, and finally to a YouTube video playlist. Session resources are available on http://showwithmedia.com/resources/appsmash/

Speakers
avatar for Wes Fryer

Wes Fryer

Director of Technology, Casady School
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly "EdTech Situation Room" webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and is co-leading an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students in fall 2016 with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
Fab Lab

9:45am

Flipping Over Flipped Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

"Flipping" seems like the new educational technology buzzword of 2015, but what exactly does it mean? In this session, discover why a high school Technology Education teacher has fallen head over heels. Topics covered will include videotaped lessons, useful resources, and best practices to begin.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Teacher, Pgcps
Sarah Thomas is a Google Certified Teacher and Edmodo Certified Teacher, as well as a leader of the Washington, DC Google Educator Group and founder of the EduMatch project. She is the Technology Liaison at John Hanson French Immersion School in Oxon Hill, MD. In addition to this role, she also teaches Technology Integration and English Language Arts at the middle school level. She has served on the School Leadership Team, advising administrators... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
J-206

9:45am

Pinterest in Education
Do you have great resources you'd like to combine into engaging lessons? Join national presenter and educational technology expert, Erin Klein, as she walks you through each step of creating a rich lesson. Klein shows how Pinterest can transform the way you gather content, plan your lessons, and deliver the information.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Klein

Erin Klein

Teacher, Author, Presenter, Spotlight
Erin Klein is an award winning educator, national keynote speaker, author, and mother who has been twice selected to serve on the Scholastic, Inc. Top Teaching Team based in New York. Her recent publication, Amazing Grades, was a collaboration with experts from 13 countries around the world. She travels the country speaking about the power of student voice, how meaningful technology integration can enhance learning experiences, and the impact... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
Grove Ballroom Sonesta Hotel, 8th Floor

9:45am

Spruce Up Your Centers with Technology
Foster creativity and promote independence by giving your learning centers or stations a makeover! The collection of activities teachers provide students at a center can be enhanced with technology, even if there’s only one computer or tablet in the classroom. Explore how you can leverage websites and apps to give learning centers a boost, especially when it comes to setting the course, providing content, supporting creativity, and capturing responses. We’ll focus on free tools, so you can get to retooling your learning centers right away!

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →



Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
Great Hall St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School

9:45am

Mattering IS the Agenda
Limited Capacity full
To attend this session, you must obtain a Leadership Track ticket.

Please email learn@miamidevice.org with proof of a leadership position or enrollment in a school administration degree program to obtain the ticket access code for this session.

When we think of people who made the biggest impact in our live, it was not their expertise or accomplishments that provided me us with direction, guidance and reassurance to accomplish our goals; it was their sincere belief in us. They let us know through their words and actions that we mattered.

The humans in our lives want that same validation. In fact, every single person you will ever meet shares this common desire. They want to know they matter.

Mattering a universal human need, and it’s one you have the opportunity to satisfy. In this session, we will explore specific and actionable ways to answer yes to the following questions:

  • Do you see me?
  • Do you hear me?
  • Do you care about me? Do I matter to you?
Let’s Talk! You Matter!

Speakers
avatar for Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers

Founder and CEO, Choose2Matter
Angela Maiers, Chief Instigator: Dreaming Big and Igniting Change, taught literacy skills to disadvantaged youth in elementary schools in Des Moines, Iowa from 1989 to 2003. She has since worked as an education consultant and speaker. | | Angela is the founder and President of Maiers Education Services, a consulting firm headquartered in Clive, Iowa. Her company provides just-in-time consultation services to schools, organizations, and... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 10:40am
Art Room

9:45am

Chart a course! Tools for the Digital Navigator in your classroom.
Limited Capacity seats available

We have all heard of the following; Digital Natives, Digital Pioneers, Digital Citizens, etc. Regardless of ability, all of these 'captains' have something in common. They are all connected and inspired by the Digital Navigator (often referred to as Tech Integrator) at the helm of their TechEd Vessel.
During this session you will get a hands on approach to some of the modern day sextants that some of our Digital Navigators are using in the classroom. We will build with Kano, dance with MakeyMakey and create a 3D classroom! Given the ever-changing sea scape of EdTech, some best practices will be discussed as well. There will be treasure to take at the end!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Luetjen

Michael Luetjen

Lower School Comp Sci Specialist, Pine Crest School
I am a Technology Navigator and also the Lower School Computer Science Specialist at the Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida | There is so much effective (and not so) technology available to my teachers and students to use, that I have made it my purpose to make sure that the technology used is effective for the user. With proper research and inquiry, a student, regardless of age, can utilize the technology as an effective tool for... Read More →



Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 11:45am
J-202

9:45am

Key Ingredients to the Blended Learning Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

What are the key ingredients to mixing up a blended learning classroom? Join Marcia Kish as she walks you through the different types of data collection, tools, techniques, and design needed to generate a blended learning classroom.
During this hands on workshop, learners will explore the definition of blended learning by view working examples of classrooms. The participants will get a chance to generate a mock blended learning classroom environment during the workshop.
The participants will also get a chance to explore the importance of data collection, and the student growth examples of teachers using blended learning. Marcia will provide examples of schools from around the country that she is currently working with and how the data has changed the way the teachers are teaching in the blended learning classroom.
The designing, planning, and implementing the blended learning model will also become hands-on learning stations for the participants to explore.

Objectives:
Participants will be able to:
Define a working blended learning model
Demonstrate ways to collect data that will drive the classroom
Create and design a working blended learning environment
Implement classroom tools that will enhance, creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking within the blended learning classroom.
Outline:
The Top Ingredients to a Blended Learning Classroom will be structured in such a way that the participants will be able to visually see a working blended learning classroom environment.
Introduction: There will be a five to ten minute introduction explaining the process and expectations of the workshop
BackChanneling:There will be a BackChannel set up so that way all participants will have a voice and can add comments, suggestions, links and other materials they might find throughout the workshop
Rotations: Participants will travel through different rotations based on a quick needs assessment a the beginning of the training. The participants will rotate every 5 to 10 minutes to a new station to learn about key ingredients in a blended learning environment
Questions and Comments: The last five to ten minutes will be dedicated to answering questions about the layout of the workshop and to make answer any questions they might have about blended learning.

Speakers
avatar for Marcia Kish

Marcia Kish

Blended Learning Coach, DSD Professional Development
Marcia Kish has been working and implementing the Blended Learning model across the country and here in Ohio. She has also been working with Columbus City Schools and other suburban schools around central Ohio for the last couple of years. Marcia has presented workshops on Blended Learning at the OETC 2014, ISTE 14, College Campus Technology Conference 14, and Teaching and Learning iPad Conference in North Carolina.


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 11:45am
J-201

9:45am

LEVEL UP LEARNING - game inspired course design to enrich, engage and elevate your learners.
Limited Capacity filling up

Imagine students engaged in a multiplayer world, with XP, quests, mobs, dungeons, and guilds. A massive online game? No. Make this happen in your classroom, where students learn by playing; where they teach each other and themselves. Come play along and learn how.

This session will demonstrate the power of using gamification in your classroom. Using game inspired learning for a unit or an entire course, it will improve student learning, increase engagement and excitement in and out of class, and unlock your students’ potential.

In this session, attendees will leave with ideas of how to run their own multiplayer classroom and time to generate some ideas of their own. Presenter Michael Matera will share his successful integration of this method of instruction. Come to listen, learn, share, and even play.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Matera

Michael Matera

Teacher, University School of Milwaukee
Michael Matera has taught for more than a decade using interactive play, passion and purpose-driven learning to transform the classroom in international, public and private schools. | | He is a pioneer in the field of education, using gamification and technology to increase authentic student engagement and content acquisition.  Along with being a full time teacher at University School of Milwaukee, Michael is also a nationally-known... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 11:45am
J-204

9:45am

Managing an IT Infrastructure in the education environment
Limited Capacity seats available

The educational IT environment is very similar to corporate America.
The educational IT environment is very different from corporate America.

Feel conflicted? That's OK - so very many people do. The truth is there are many similarities and many differences between these 2 IT environments.

Come listen, learn, discuss, contribute, and enjoy a 2-hour workshop led by Eric Karkau, IT Director at Columbia Academy, who has spent a long time in both environments, including a decade in corporate IT security.

This session will have something for everyone who is directly involved in the IT processes.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Karkau

Eric Karkau

Director of Technology, Columbia Academy
Eric Karkau is a seasoned and well-rounded Network and Information Management professional with experience in many areas related to business and Information Technology, as well as Information Security and Internal Audit. He built the Technology Department at Columbia Academy from the ground-up, while serving as CIO/CTO, providing leadership in the enterprise for the educational technology program. He also built the information security department... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 11:45am
J-107

9:45am

Students as producers and creators: How to use app smashing to create in iBook
Limited Capacity filling up

Wouldn’t it be amazing to see elementary and middle school students unleash their innate creativity by building extraordinary technology projects?
The focus of this session is to introduce participants to a number of innovative ways in which iPads and MacBooks can be used in conjunction with one another in a classroom to build high quality, student-made iBooks that will dramatically increase the student learning experience.
In this presentation, participants will learn how to use iPads and MacBooks with elementary and middle school audiences in ways that enable students to illustrate their higher order thinking in multifaceted ways. Specifically, the presenter will provide a brief overview of iBooks Author, Apple’s free eBook authoring application, as well as illustrate how to use iBooks Author to create a final product that comes in the form of an iBook enriched with text, pictures, 3D objects, review questions, and personal videos and narrations. Additionally, the presenter will demonstrate how teachers and students can use App Smashing with the Tellagami, iMovie, Movenote, and Explain Everything iPad apps to create videos that they will embed in the iBook. Moreover, the presenter will show how teachers and students can use GarageBand and Keynote in conjunction with each other to create a short introductory video that will further enrich their iBook and give it a professional look. Finally, the presenter will show how to use Sketch Up, a 3D application, to create 3-dimensional interactive objects, and how to import these objects into the iBook using the appropriate widget.
The activities shared in this dynamic event are aligned to several Technology, Language Arts, and Math Common Core Standards across grade levels. Participants are encouraged to bring an iPad 2 or higher and a MacBook.

Speakers
avatar for Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

Nikolaos Chatzopoulos

Director of Innovation & Educational Technology Co, Plato Academy
Nikolaos Chatzopoulos (Nik) is currently the Director of Innovation and Educational Technology Coordinator at Superior Schools, the management company of Plato Academy Schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He is also the host and organizer of ST4T, an annual EdTech conference in Clearwater, FL. Nik has taught Elementary Math and Science for 10 years in public and charter schools in the Tampa Bay Area. He is a technology enthusiast, and enjoys... Read More →



Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 11:45am
J-205

9:45am

Who Are You? Who? Who? Who? Who?
Limited Capacity seats available

Engaging students in digital media projects is a great way to teach students collaboration, communication, and critical thinking skills. In a rapidly changing workplace, their long-term professional success will depend greatly on these skills. In this hands-on session participants will be introduced to effective instructional strategies designed to enhance student learning, and create vibrant environments where students feel safe to connect with one another and express their thoughts and opinions. Participants will also be introduced to El Maestro Humberto Perez’s Who Are You? Documentary Video Project, which for the last eight years has not only successfully taught students how to use digital media skills to conceptualize, create, & produce short documentary videos. The Who Are You? project has also created an opportunity for self-expression, self-exploration, and cultural awareness. Bring your mobile devices.

Speakers
avatar for Humberto Perez

Humberto Perez

Audio-Video Production Instructor / Talent Cultiva, John B. Connally High School
Humberto Adrián Pérez has been a public educator for seventeen years. He is the audio/video production instructor and executive producer at John B. Connally High School Digital Den Studios in the Pflugerville school district. He incorporates digital storytelling, social media, guerrilla filmmaking techniques, mobile technology, theatre arts, music, and a wide array of artistic techniques into a project-based & rigorous learning experience for... Read More →



Friday November 13, 2015 9:45am - 11:45am
J-105

10:50am

'Put me in Coach'... How to be the best Instructional Technology Coach in the game of education
What things should you know to become a successful technology coach? This session will focus on the Jim Knight philosophy of how to be a successful Tech Coach!. We will discuss goals, and review research-based coaching models that are proven to work. You'll also discuss how Mike's coaches are tackling PD for their staff members and what they have learned since going 1:1 with Chromebooks.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Jaber

Michael Jaber

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sheboygan Area School District
Michael Jaber is a nationally recognized Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Innovator who has worked closely with the Google Education Team and presented at numerous conferences across the country, as a keynote, and as a featured presenter. Michael has a long history within education. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a social studies teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology coaching role, and now leads the... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
Grove Ballroom Sonesta Hotel, 8th Floor

10:50am

Global Teaching - Google and the Virtual Field Trip
Limited Capacity full

As a teacher there is always that age old question, "Where on Earth am I going to take my students on a field trip this year? The museum that has old exhibits and a four hour bus trip from hell?" How about space to talk to the ISS crew, Switzerland to discuss talk to the pilot of the first solar powered airplane that will round the globe? Well all is possible, and more, when you do some exploring of these sites, programs and tips I offer in this session!

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Clayton

Nicholas Clayton

Special Education Teacher/Tech Coach, Victor Elementary School District
I have been a techie (and nerd) since my Nintendo days many moons ago and an educator for 6 years. I am an oversharer who loves everything edtech and have joined and conducted several virtual field trips for multiple school sites and sites around the world. I enjoy hanging out with my family and our annual passes to Disneyland, our happiest place on Earth. I love my PLN on twitter and can't wait to add more friends and techies.



Friday November 13, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
J-207

10:50am

Make it a GREAT day of learning! (With Live Announcements)
Limited Capacity seats available

***Please note that this session has been assigned to the second floor with no elevator (climbing a flight of stairs is required).  If you would like to attend this session but need accessibility, please email across@sseds.org in advance and we will do our best to find an alternate arrangement.  Thank you!

The morning announcements at Reuben Johnson Elementary set the tone for a great day of learning. I will give a brief history of how our announcements have evolved over the years into the seamless production that it is today. I will show a sample broadcast as well as discuss the nuts and bolts of our live announcements.***Please note that this session has been assigned to the second floor with no elevator (climbing a flight of stairs is required).  If you would like to attend this session but need accessibility, please email across@sseds.org in advance and we will do our best to find an alternate arrangement.  Thank you!***

Speakers
avatar for Laura Bates

Laura Bates

Media Resource Specialist, McKinney ISD - Johnson Elementary
My name is Laura Bates, and I am the Media Resource Specialist at Reuben Johnson Elementary. I grew up in Fort Worth and Arlington. I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood from Stephen F. Austin State University and later earned a Learning Resources Endorsement from University of North Texas. I began my career in education as a first grade teacher in Arlington Independent School District. My family moved to McKinney... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
Great Hall Upstairs

10:50am

50 Ways to Improve Your Classroom with Technology
Join award winning edublogger Vicki Davis, Cool Cat Teacher, for a high energy presentation with 50 ways to improve your classroom NOW with Technology.

Speakers
avatar for Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Teacher/IT Director, Westwood Schools/Cool Cat Teacher Blog
Named as the #4 Influencer in Education Technology on Onalytica's list of education influencers. Hello! I'm Vicki Davis, a classroom teacher with 14 years of experience teaching high school. I have 18 years of experience teaching teachers how to use technology in the classroom. I started this blog in 2005 so I could teach my students how to blog too. I've been podcasting since 2013 with the Every Classroom Matters show, on BAM Radio. I won... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
Great Hall St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School

10:50am

Critical Ingredients for Curation and Creation
Limited Capacity filling up

What are the critical ingredients for curation and student creations? How do we share, cite, and repurpose content? Leave it to the TechChef to cook up a thoughtful framework for delving in to the realm of modern digital media. In this session, you’ll experience a fully catered platter of support resources for copyrights and creative commons as they relate to curating and student creations. Add a dollop of savory apps and websites to support you with this process and you will leave equipped to support your students with thoughtfully cooking up their own creations.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa  Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Eanes ISD
Lisa has 13+ years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state. Currently, Lisa serves as an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD which proudly supports an 1:1 iPad initiative from K-12. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator. | | Her... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
J-104

10:50am

Digital Literacy - Take Charge of Your Searching
Limited Capacity filling up

Are your search skills a bit rusty? Google Search is so much more than typing in a word and looking up information. Information literacy is something that all teachers and students need to be skilled in. This session will cover how to find the information you’re looking for in a much more efficient manner with Google’s various search functions. Google search also puts huge amounts of helpful day to day information right at your fingertips. Come get lots of tips, tricks, and hone your Google search skills!



Speakers
avatar for Kyle Pace

Kyle Pace

Instructional Technology Coach, Grain Valley School District
Kyle Pace is a district instructional technology coach and Google for Education Innovator and Google for Education Certified Trainer. Since 2004, Kyle has worked with teachers and administrators all over the country to incorporate meaningful technology integration into teaching and learning. In 2013 Kyle was honored to receive two prestigious leadership awards: he was selected as an Education Week Leader to Learn From and chosen to join the... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
J-106

10:50am

Don't Test Me: Five Alternative Assessment Strategies You Could Use Next Week
The term "assessment" has come to mean boring kill-and-drill tests. However, teachers can leverage technology as they create authentic, meaningful assessments that provide better feedback while saving time. In this session, we review five ready-to-use assessment strategies and talk about the ideal context for each one.

Speakers
avatar for John Spencer

John Spencer

Teacher, Spotlight
John Spencer is a former middle school journalism and computer-programming teacher who is now working as a professor of instructional technology. He blogs at Spencer Ideas and has written for Kappan Magazine, Edutopia, Quiet Revolution, and The Answer Sheet. He is the co-author of the upcoming Creative Classroom: How Design Thinking and Maker Spaces are Reinventing Education, but he is most proud of co-writing Wendell the World’s Worst Wizard... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
Biscayne Ballroom Sonesta Hotel, 8th Floor

10:50am

Mobile Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
Limited Capacity seats available

We have never had so many resources available to us in educational technology as we do right now. There are also some very promising things due out which will have a profound effect on both our time in the classroom as well as out. This class will overview some of the top tools available now. Web 2.0, Mobile, Apps and hardware will all be discussed.We have never had so many resources available to us in educational technology as we do right now. There are also some very promising things  due out which will have a profound effect on both our time in the classroom as well as out. This class will overview some of the top tools available now. Web 2.0, Mobile, Apps and hardware will all be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Director, lesliefisher.com
Leslie Fisher's interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
J-206

10:50am

Your Digital Footprint
Limited Capacity filling up

We all have a digital footprint, as do our schools and organizations. “Googling” ourselves makes this apparent whether we have had any say in it or not.  As individuals and as organizations, what can we do to actually shape this footprint?  With open sharing of our learning, a digital footprint can easily be developed for either an individual, school or organization.  This is not about branding as much as it is about modelling for our students that we are learners along with them.

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Consultant


Friday November 13, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
Art Room

10:50am

Personalize Instruction for All Learners and Create a Brain-Friendly, Blended Learning Space that is Student Centric
Limited Capacity filling up
To attend this session, you must obtain a Leadership Track ticket.

Please email learn@miamidevice.org with proof of a leadership position or enrollment in a school administration degree program to obtain the ticket access code for this session.
Wouldn't it be nice to have an extra set of hands in the classroom to work with students while you worked with a small group? In this session, you will see how international classroom design consultant and elementary teacher, Erin Klein, is leveraging technology to maximize her teaching time, while differentiating and personalizing her instruction for all students. Join Erin Klein as she shares how having a few devices in the classroom allows you to internally flip your instruction so that your students can get the most focused support you can offer in a limited time frame. See some of Klein's favorite sites and methods for assessing her students to personalize their learning and support her planning while getting her kids connected.  If you do Daily 5, Centers, or Workstations, you'll love these simple yet dynamic and creative teaching ideas!

Speakers
avatar for Erin Klein

Erin Klein

Teacher, Author, Presenter, Spotlight
Erin Klein is an award winning educator, national keynote speaker, author, and mother who has been twice selected to serve on the Scholastic, Inc. Top Teaching Team based in New York. Her recent publication, Amazing Grades, was a collaboration with experts from 13 countries around the world. She travels the country speaking about the power of student voice, how meaningful technology integration can enhance learning experiences, and the impact... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 10:50am - 11:45am
Fab Lab

12:45pm

Embrace your inner MacGyver
Limited Capacity seats available

MacGyver was an inspiration to educators. He was intelligent, well read, and able to think his way out of anything. Today educators need to think more like MacGyver, and that's exactly what we're going to do in this "un-session". We're going to collaborate, problem solve, learn, and have a whole lot of fun. And in true "MacGyver" style, we're only going to use what we have around us.

Speakers
avatar for Lucas Loughmiller

Lucas Loughmiller

Director of Library & Instr. Media Services, Manhattan-Ogden USD 383
Lucas Loughmiller is the Director of Library & Instructional Media Services in the Manhattan-Ogden School District in Manhattan, KS. He holds a BS in Elem. Education from Kansas State, and an MLIS in School Librarianship from the University of North Texas. | | His background includes being a language arts teacher, computer lab teacher, and library technology facilitator. He is a card carrying "geek" of all trades, as is evident in his... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
J-207

12:45pm

Explain Everything & Tellagami & ThingLink, Oh My! A Trifecta of Apps for Everyone
Limited Capacity filling up

***Please note that this session has been assigned to the second floor with no elevator (climbing a flight of stairs is required).  If you would like to attend this session but need accessibility, please email across@sseds.org in advance and we will do our best to find an alternate arrangement.  Thank you!***

Target Audience: High School (all subject areas), beginner to intermediate level

Requirements:

- Smartphone or Tablet
- Apps preloaded (all available on iOS & Android)
- Explain Everything $4.59
- Tellagami Free or Edu version (with more features) $5.79
- ThingLink Free

Workshop Description:
Are you searching for easy ways to incorporate tech into the class? This interactive workshop looks at a trifecta of apps which offer the flexibility to be used in any subject class for students to be able to showcase their knowledge.

Explain Everything is an “interactive whiteboard and screencasting tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere”.
Tellagami allows you to create an avatar, place it in front of a picture, and record quick animated videos using your own voice.
ThingLink allows you to make pictures become interactive with music, video, text, images, links and more.***Please note that this session has been assigned to the second floor with no elevator (climbing a flight of stairs is required).  If you would like to attend this session but need accessibility, please email across@sseds.org in advance and we will do our best to find an alternate arrangement.  Thank you!***

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Zordan

Tracy Zordan

Science Teacher, Macdonald HS, LBPSB
Tracy Zordan, aka Darth Zordan by her students, had her humble beginnings in science as an assistant in labs researching Immunology & Cancer-related topics. Her journey then brought her to Macdonald High School (Lester B Pearson School Board, Montreal, Quebec, Canada ) where she has been trying to infect high school students with a love of learning for the past 17 years through her Science geekery. By implementing both Light & Dark techniques... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Great Hall Upstairs

12:45pm

Flip & Play to Learn
Limited Capacity seats available

Kids love to play games, so let them! Students learn best when they are having fun. This session will show you how to flip your class and use games, web 2.0, and coding to teach math & science. Take your class to the next level by increasing the rigor and keep it student centered.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Hernandez

Renee Hernandez

Teacher, Allen ISD
Come and talk to me about flipping your classroom, 1:1, project-based learning, station-based learning, game based learning and keeping the classroom student centered...and we can talk about coding because that is fun also!


Friday November 13, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
J-106

12:45pm

Podcasting: Record, Edit, Publish, Promote
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, you will learn how to record, edit, publish and promote a podcast that can be used for professional development and/or in your classroom with your students. I will explain the story behind my podcast, the Adam Jones Education Podcast (see below); explain the process/tools you'll need to get started; and share some classroom activities that utilize podcasting!

"Our culture is so niche-oriented now, you don't need 3 million people to listen to your podcast. If 10,000 people listen, which isn't a hard number to achieve, then 10,000 people listen to your podcast. You can do something with that, you can build a community, and literally change the world, just recording into a recorder." Chris Hardwick

Speakers
avatar for Adam Jones

Adam Jones

EdTech Integration Director, Proctor Academy
I am a passionate experiential educator. Energized by teachers and students using technology in meaningful ways. | I am a husband and father of twin three year old boys! I live where I work, and deeply value building sustainable communities. | Just getting started with blogging over at adamjonesed.com. Excited to make friends and build connections!


Friday November 13, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
J-201

12:45pm

Scratching to expose 21stC skills
Limited Capacity seats available

From Beebots to block coding in Pyonkee. MIT's scratch is now available in full on the iPad. Previously there was Scratch junior well now there's Pyonkee. Jenny will get you up to speed using block programming so your kids can be creative and use the 21st C skills of creativity, collaboration, digital citizenship, character, critical thinking and communication. From animation to game making in no time.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Ashby

Jenny Ashby

teacher, Epsom PS
Jenny Ashby has over 30 years classroom experience. She has been an innovator in using technology in the classroom from wifi in 2000 to iPods and iPads. Jenny is willing to go where no one else has and try to do things differently to make a difference. She has participated in the DEECD State iPad trial and presents at State, National and Global Ed Conferences. Jenny is also the past President and a founding member of Slide2Learn. Learning and... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
J-105

12:45pm

The intersection of Instructional Design and Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will share experiences with iPad integration in the classroom and focus around instructional design, rather than hardware and applications. We examine and explore instructional design with technology and develop conversations around how to plan lessons and units that shift learning from a passive, to an active experience. Participants will go through a prototyping session and design a lesson or unit that engages students brains actively during peak learning moments in the classroom. Additionally, participants will learn how to think spatially and design lessons that include every piece of the learning space. Ultimately, this process requires a cultural shift in how schools integrate professional development, how teachers innovate in the classroom, and how students are motivated and challenged to learn.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Marcinek

Andrew Marcinek

Chief Information Officer, Worcester Academy
Andrew Marcinek is currently the Chief Information Officer at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA. Most recently, Andrew was the first Chief Open Education Advisor for the US Department of Education. As Open Education Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, Andrew focused on expanding and accelerating the adoption of open education policies within the Department, encouraged the expansion of such policies across the federal government and... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
J-107

12:45pm

Using the Canvas Learning Management Systems as Backdrop for 1:1 Implementation
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn how McKinney ISD is using the Canvas Learning Management system as the heart of our 1:1 implementation. Our district roll-out plan, professional development timeline, and examples of how teachers are using this tool to blend learning will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Gavin

Amanda Gavin

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, McKinney ISD


Friday November 13, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
J-104

12:45pm

Crafting Creativity with Canva
Limited Capacity full

Who Needs PhotoShop or Publisher when you have Canva? Canva is the perfect tool to craft visual literacy, blend analog and digital, and brew creativity. Get your canvagelism on with the TechChef and see how students, teachers, and ed tech professionals are using this tool as a key ingredient for student projects, app-smashing, professional development, ePortfolios, movie-making and much more. Participants will be guided through a brief tutorial of the tool and leave with a hand curated menu of educational concoctions and refreshing visual libations. 

https://www.canva.com/techchef4u

Speakers
avatar for Lisa  Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Eanes ISD
Lisa has 13+ years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state. Currently, Lisa serves as an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD which proudly supports an 1:1 iPad initiative from K-12. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator. | | Her... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
J-203

12:45pm

Creating Even More with Google Drive!

Are you ready to take your use of Google Drive beyond Docs, Sheets, and Slides? Did you know there's lots of awesome apps available to you in Google Drive that make it do even more! Come to this session to learn about all of the extra awesome things that Google Drive can do for you and your students!


Speakers
avatar for Kyle Pace

Kyle Pace

Instructional Technology Coach, Grain Valley School District
Kyle Pace is a district instructional technology coach and Google for Education Innovator and Google for Education Certified Trainer. Since 2004, Kyle has worked with teachers and administrators all over the country to incorporate meaningful technology integration into teaching and learning. In 2013 Kyle was honored to receive two prestigious leadership awards: he was selected as an Education Week Leader to Learn From and chosen to join the... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Great Hall St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School

12:45pm

Flip PBL 'Ninja' Style
Flipping? PBL? "Yeah ok, but how do I actually make it work for ME and MY students???" Come learn from one educator on how he flipped his math instruction and go full PBL! Plus he'll share stories of how others in the field are flipping! Any grade, any subject! Todd was a classroom teacher for seven years before he became a principal in his district which he has been doing for two years.

Speakers
avatar for Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney

Principal, Navasota ISD
Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX. He is the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for Principal of the Year and 2014 Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Classroom Teacher of the Year, the TCEA Teacher of the Year for 2014, a White House Champion of Change, a National School Board Association “20 to Watch”, and Center for Digital Education “Top 40 Innovators in Education”. Todd also is the author of... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Biscayne Ballroom Sonesta Hotel, 8th Floor

12:45pm

If you Hate Assessment, You Might Be Doing it Wrong
Limited Capacity filling up

Assessment in many cases is not something teachers look forward to. But what if we thought of assessment differently? What if assessment became something that became a seamless part of the learning? Together we'll explore what it can be and how technology creates opportunities and work flow that make assessment something you love.

Speakers
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean Shareski is a teacher, speaker and consultant who works with schools and teachers looking to leverage technology for learning. Dean has been in education for the past 26 years. His role the past several years has centered around supporting teachers transition classrooms to leverage technology to transform and enhance learning. | Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades 1-8 for 14 years and spent 9 as... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
J-206

12:45pm

Leading Innovative Change
Limited Capacity full
To attend this session, you must obtain a Leadership Track ticket.

Please email learn@miamidevice.org with proof of a leadership position or enrollment in a school administration degree program to obtain the ticket access code for this session.
Although schools are moving forward, change is always something that many struggle with. Focusing on the growth mindset and our “why,” this workshop is meant for leaders that are advanced in their own use of technology, to help others within their organization not only accept change, but embrace it.  It is not focused on the “how to” of technology, but is more focused on the conversations that will help staff move forward in a way that they will be excited yet feel supported in their journey.

Speakers
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

Consultant


Friday November 13, 2015 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Fab Lab

12:45pm

*Growin' GEERS: Getting Early Engineers Ready For Success - *Vendor Session
Limited Capacity seats available

Please note that this session will be presented by a representative of Growin'GEERS.

Children are natural problem solvers. They ask WHY thousands of times as they see and learn more about the world. Engineering is a discipline rooted in problem-solving. It uses science, technology, engineering, and math-related concepts to solve the problems of today. Growin’GEERS takes an engineering approach to problem-solving to enrich a child’s problem-solving abilities while introducing them to the world of engineering. By accompanying Flynn, our young and curious friend, throughout her adventures, your students will be introduced to different engineering concepts and disciplines to help them think creatively, learn engineering concepts, and apply new problem-solving skills. Come experience a sample quest as you complete a mini engineering activity and provide feedback to perfect the design of this exciting, new concept.

Speakers
avatar for ALEXANDRA MCCAFFREY

ALEXANDRA MCCAFFREY

Founder, Growin'GEERS
Engineer and Founder of Growin’ GEERS, Alex McCaffrey is on a mission is to show elementary kids how being an engineer can make a positive impact on the world through the use of STEM concepts and problem solving skills. Working closely with educators and as an engineer well versed in Lean methodologies, Alex has created a program that is effective and efficient in bringing engineering to an elementary audience. Her perseverance and hard... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 12:45pm - 2:45pm
J-204

12:45pm

Go Go Gadgets
Come see, and experience, all of the interesting technology gadgets that are currently trending. Some are educational, and some are just plain amazing to see in action. If you want to be "wowed" by some technology that you probably have never witnessed in person, this is the session to be at. Rumor has it that there may be a great giveaway as well!

Speakers
avatar for Michael Jaber

Michael Jaber

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Sheboygan Area School District
Michael Jaber is a nationally recognized Google Certified Trainer and Google Certified Innovator who has worked closely with the Google Education Team and presented at numerous conferences across the country, as a keynote, and as a featured presenter. Michael has a long history within education. He spent 18 years in the classroom as a social studies teacher, which eventually transitioned into a technology coaching role, and now leads the... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Art Room

12:45pm

Google Hacks - Using the Lesser Known Google Apps to Enhance Learning
In this Google Hacks session we will demonstrate how using the more obscure Google Apps for Education can enhance understanding for project based learning. We have curated the "not so well known" Google Apps and have linked them to facilitation of learning in a PBL setting.

Speakers
avatar for Lynda Swanner

Lynda Swanner

Instructional Technology Coordinator, MISD
I am one of the instructional technology & library services coordinators in McKinney ISD.  I am passionate about all things technology and all things library.  We have an amazing group of educators that we work with in MISD.  I am proud to be a part of this work.



Friday November 13, 2015 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Grove Ballroom Sonesta Hotel, 8th Floor

1:50pm

App-Smashing - Don’t Just Stop With One App!
Limited Capacity filling up

Why limit your students to just one app? Let their creativity explode by combining multiple apps to create a project or activity. We will explore apps that encourage the use of higher order thinking skills including creating, evaluating, and analyzing. By combining these apps, your students can produce products that can then be published and shared. You’ll be amazed at what App-Smashing can do for your classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →



Friday November 13, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
J-203

1:50pm

Beyond the Lesson Plan!
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop is devoted to effectively engaging students in the classroom. Get students to go beyond the lesson plans, and get excited about learning! Learn how to create student directed activities, and focus on how to use the global classroom. The workshop will cover Mystery Skype, Social media in the Classroom, SOLE, BYOD, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Garner

Kelly Garner

DSISD GT Specialist, Dripping Springs ISD
I am currently a Gifted and Talented Specialist in the Dripping Springs Independent School District (Texas), where I currently teach 3rd & 4th graders. I co-founded Dripping Springs TechSquad and I am the founder of SUPERGirls, INC at Rooster Springs Elementary in Dripping Springs/Austin, TX. SUPERgirls, Inc promotes STEAM for girls in grades 2nd -5th. I have a variety of teaching experiences from high school to kindergarten. I strive to motivate... Read More →
avatar for Wendy Powers

Wendy Powers

second grade teacher, DSISD
Hi! I'm a currently a second grade teacher in Texas! I have taught for 12 years. I am a huge believer in letting kids take charge of their own learning and that my job is to provide opportunities to learn and practice what they have learned. I love the many ways that are now available to kids in their learning journey and continuing to find new ones. | | I am also a mom of two boys as well as other foster kids that have come through our... Read More →



Friday November 13, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
J-202

1:50pm

Cool Tools Are Fun, But Learning Should Come First
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators and technologists have been making the case for the transformative power of technology in teaching and learning for decades. However, despite the rhetoric and increasing efforts to integrate technology into the classroom, in many cases the results are insignificant and not yielding the return on education that districts are looking for. This is in part due to some teachers getting caught up in the latest edtech resources and failing to prioritize educational value above all else.

This session will explore the affordances of technology in teaching and learning as well as the importance of IT staff and educators being committed to understanding each other’s point of view. The mission of the school is more than simply running an email server or a data center. Although IT services are critical, the end goal is improving student outcomes. We owe it to our students to work toward this goal together and overcome the trap of putting the cart before the horse with education technology.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Patnoudes

Eric Patnoudes

Education Strategist, CDWG
Eric Patnoudes, former teacher and instructional technologist, is a K-12 Education Strategist at CDW·G, a leading provider of technology solutions and services to education, government and healthcare. In this role he provides school districts with insight, resources and strategic advice for successful and sustainable technology implementations. Eric holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum, Technology and Education Reform, is a Level 2 Google Certified... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
J-201

1:50pm

Integrating Design & Technology Into Conventional Curriculum
Limited Capacity seats available

We all want to make learning more memorable and connected. The best way to do this is through incorporating multiple subject areas with authentic projects. We’ll be talking about how we kicked it up a notch at our school by bringing together our school’s Design curriculum and our 6th grade students’ yearly Cardboard Car science project. Students used Design Thinking skills and TinkerCAD, a free web-based 3D design software, to plan and build models of their working full scale cardboard cars. In addition to touching on how other subject areas have been integrated in our school, we will facilitate a discussion amongst those in attendance about what amazing things you’ve done (or want to do) yourselves. Come join in the conversation!

Speakers
avatar for Charlie Mahoney

Charlie Mahoney

Design/STEM Teacher, Scheck Hillel Community Day School



Friday November 13, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
J-105

1:50pm

Maximum Tech, Minimum Fuss
Limited Capacity filling up

The best edtech-tools are time-efficient and propel learning into interactive experiences
filled with active participation, creation, collaboration, and reflection. Join me for a 
hands-on and engaging session that will model some of very best “must-have” tech-tools, 
which can be actioned for maximum effect with the least amount of fuss. You’ll wonder 
how you ever survived without them.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Brummer

Richard Brummer

Technology Coordinator, Ben Gamla Palm Beach Charter School
Richard Brummer enjoys a decade's experience as an international educator. He began his | career in his native country England as a middle school Social Studies teacher.  | He is an innovative curriculum developer and keen advocate for using educational  | technology to enhance the learning process in ways that would not otherwise be possible.  | Richard also enjoys a passion for traveling, and has explored over 35 countries. One... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
J-104

1:50pm

TGIF: Thank Goodness It's Funnovation
Limited Capacity seats available

Kicking it back old school with inspiration coming from the 1993 TGIF lineup, this session tells the journey of a group of young adults learning how to take more risks by stepping out of their comfort zones with their crazy, wacky teacher learning right beside them. What were the risks they took? Did they fail or succeed? What lessons were learned? Come watch and listen as these stories unfold. Topics include: Genius Hour, Design Thinking, Digital Storytelling, Cross-Curricular Collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Yau-Jau Ku

Yau-Jau Ku

Learning Coach, Asociación Escuelas Lincoln
Yau-Jau Ku is just beginning a new adventure at Asociación Escuelas Lincoln in Buenos Aires, Argentina as an Instructional Coach. Previously, he spent the last 3 years working at Colegio Internacional Puerto La Cruz in Barcelona, Venezuela where he grew as a 3rd grade co-teacher, Elementary Team Leader, and CIPLC Technology Coach. Prior to going international, Ku taught five years in Colorado and was honored as “Teacher of the... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
J-106

1:50pm

Top Tech Toys to Spark Innovation and Creativity
The world of technology is ever changing, however many schools use the same tried-and-true methods, utilize the same tools and resources that are old and tired, and are afraid to take chances on new technology. Our goal as technology leaders, teachers, and innovators, is expand our students' minds and their capabilities, by providing them unique experiences to enhance their learning.

In this session, you will be provided a lens into the future, and have an opportunity to not just learn about, but actually play with, some of the newest tech "toys," many of which can be aquired for under $100. This session includes toys for all ages that involve tangible play, virtual reality, computer science, and more. Bring innovation and creativity to your classroom, wow your fellow teachers and students, and join Bryan in his adventure to bring the future of play to the present.

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Miller

Bryan Miller

Director of Innovation, Top Tech Toys
Bryan L. Miller is a Director of Innovation and Educational Technology speaker.  With over 10 years involved in educational technology, Bryan utilizes his understanding and experience as a Millennial to connect with students, guide decisions that are student-centered, and bring new and innovative tools and resources to his school. | | Throughout his career, Bryan has had the opportunity to work in higher education, public schools and... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
Biscayne Ballroom Sonesta Hotel, 8th Floor

1:50pm

Twitter 101: Build Your Personal Learning Network!
Limited Capacity full

***Please note that this session has been assigned to the second floor with no elevator (climbing a flight of stairs is required).  If you would like to attend this session but need accessibility, please email across@sseds.org in advance and we will do our best to find an alternate arrangement.  Thank you!***

Jump start your professional development with Twitter! Learn about Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and how you can use Twitter to connect with passionate educators around the world. No matter what your role in education, we will show you how you can use Twitter to enhance your professional skills and connect with people who share your educational interests. You'll never look at professional development the same way again!***Please note that this session has been assigned to the second floor with no elevator (climbing a flight of stairs is required).  If you would like to attend this session but need accessibility, please email across@sseds.org in advance and we will do our best to find an alternate arrangement.  Thank you!***

Speakers
avatar for Susan Bearden

Susan Bearden

Director of Information Technology, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Susan M. Bearden is the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, FL. She frequently presents about education technology, digital citizenship, and social media at conferences, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), FCIS, and NAES. In January 2015 she received the ISTE “Making IT Happen” award from the Florida... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
Great Hall Upstairs

1:50pm

Digital Workstations for the K-5 Classroom
Wouldn't it be nice to have an extra set of hands in the classroom to work with students while you worked with a small group? In this session, you will see how one elementary teacher is leveraging technology to maximize her teaching time, while differentiating her instruction for all students. Join Erin Klein as she shares how having a single iPad in the classroom allows you to internally flip your instruction so that your students can get the most focused support you can offer in a limited time frame. If you do Daily 5, Centers, or Workstations, you'll love these simple yet dynamic and creative teaching ideas! 

Speakers
avatar for Erin Klein

Erin Klein

Teacher, Author, Presenter, Spotlight
Erin Klein is an award winning educator, national keynote speaker, author, and mother who has been twice selected to serve on the Scholastic, Inc. Top Teaching Team based in New York. Her recent publication, Amazing Grades, was a collaboration with experts from 13 countries around the world. She travels the country speaking about the power of student voice, how meaningful technology integration can enhance learning experiences, and the impact... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
Great Hall St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School

1:50pm

Guilty Pleasures...Apps You Just Can't Delete
Limited Capacity seats available

The wonderful thing about apps is that they can meet very specific and niche needs. This fast paced session will allow participants to do three things:
  1. Share apps they love but aren't sure anyone else does
  2. Explore their current inventory of apps and ask "Why do I have this?" Perhaps there's a hidden feature or application that someone else can provide insight.
  3. Finally, we'll invite people to delete those apps that you really can't find any value for. 
This session will be fun, cathartic, and insightful. But mostly fun. 

Speakers
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Community Manager, Discovery Education Canada
Dean Shareski is a teacher, speaker and consultant who works with schools and teachers looking to leverage technology for learning. Dean has been in education for the past 26 years. His role the past several years has centered around supporting teachers transition classrooms to leverage technology to transform and enhance learning. | Dean is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades 1-8 for 14 years and spent 9 as... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
J-206

1:50pm

Moving the Unmovable Teacher
Limited Capacity full

Every school has it’s hardened unmovable teacher who are comfortable just doing what they’ve always done. In this presentation, Richard will offer advice on how he provided his teachers with practical steps that made such clear and obvious sense, even to the most cynical, that these more reluctant colleagues were quick to make shifts towards 21st century teaching practices they had been negative towards beforehand. This is packed with great advice for school leaders on how to offer incentives to make change in teaching practice without increasing workload. 

Speakers
avatar for Richard Wells

Richard Wells

Head of Technology, Orewa College, NZ
Author iPad4Schools.org , Speaker, Leader at NZ High School. Huffington Post Edu Top 10 Teacher Blog 2014. Fine Art Grad. | New Zealand is leading the world in future-focused education. Richard writes about his experiences teaching in New Zealand and also provides expert iPad assistance on his acclaimed website.



Friday November 13, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
Fab Lab

1:50pm

YouTube: Work Smarter, Create Harder
Limited Capacity full

Are you ready to increase your knowledge of YouTube beyond playing a video here and there in class?  This session will cover ways to not only curate existing content, but how to create content, upload it, and make it work best for you and your students. Learn how to use YouTube in new ways to not only provide quality instructional content to your students, but produce quality content for your students as well. Tools for creating screencasts will be covered as well as important security settings for uploading content you create.



Speakers
avatar for Kyle Pace

Kyle Pace

Instructional Technology Coach, Grain Valley School District
Kyle Pace is a district instructional technology coach and Google for Education Innovator and Google for Education Certified Trainer. Since 2004, Kyle has worked with teachers and administrators all over the country to incorporate meaningful technology integration into teaching and learning. In 2013 Kyle was honored to receive two prestigious leadership awards: he was selected as an Education Week Leader to Learn From and chosen to join the... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 1:50pm - 2:45pm
J-205

3:00pm

Closing Keynote - Angela Maiers - Leadership in the Digital Age
Miami Device's final keynote will have you affirmed that #YouMatter as Angela Maiers delivers an uplifting message for you and your students.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Maiers

Angela Maiers

Founder and CEO, Choose2Matter
Angela Maiers, Chief Instigator: Dreaming Big and Igniting Change, taught literacy skills to disadvantaged youth in elementary schools in Des Moines, Iowa from 1989 to 2003. She has since worked as an education consultant and speaker. | | Angela is the founder and President of Maiers Education Services, a consulting firm headquartered in Clive, Iowa. Her company provides just-in-time consultation services to schools, organizations, and... Read More →


Friday November 13, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Ransom Everglades Lewis Family Auditorium 3575 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

4:00pm

Closing Social Sponsored by TenMarks
Once the learning is over, it'll be time to celebrate!! Thanks to TenMarks, you will enjoy delicious snacks and local libations while partying to music everyone will enjoy! Do not miss out on this unforgettably fun time! :)

Sponsors
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TenMarks

TenMarks partners with your teachers, schools and districts to drive an integrated model of curriculum and instruction, supported by technology and 1:1 personalization. To accomplish this we have created a content-driven technology strategy, focusing on 3 core areas... Learn. Teach. Share



Friday November 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Oak Grove & Courtyard 3439 Main Hwy