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Thursday, November 20
 

9:00am

Pre-Conference 1/2 Day Workshop: Keys to Management of the iPad in the Classroom
This workshop will prepare you for every aspect of starting and managing an iPad deployment at your school. Investigate everything from acceptable use agreements, the nuances of networking, replacement logistics and app management. Bring questions specific to your initiative, and leave with a plan!

There is an additional $50 registration fee for 1/2 day workshops.

Speakers
avatar for Marshall Chaney

Marshall Chaney

IT Administrator, Franklin Academy
Marshall is the IT Administrator for Franklin Academy, directing the 1:1 implementation of iPads for staff and students. A former Apple employee, Marshall brings his knowledge of technology and training skills into the environment he's most passionate about: education. From managing and repairing devices to directing and revising the vision for implementation, Marshall is always working to ensure technology serves the vision of Franklin Academy... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
Flight B Embassy Suites

9:00am

Pre-Conference 1/2 Day Workshop: Teaching with the iPad: Introductory course
This introductory workshop will discuss instructional strategies for iPad integration to promote academic achievement. Participants will have the opportunity to review a variety of educational apps that enhance creativity, collaboration, student behavior, and various concepts across the common core curriculum. This presentation will explore the basic functions of the iPad, apps, and management within the classroom.

1/2 Workshops require an additional registration fee of $50.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Combs

Nick Combs

Director of IT, Thales Academy
Nicholas Combs is the Director of Educational and Instructional Technology at Thales Academy.


Thursday November 20, 2014 9:00am - 12:00pm
Concourse D Embassy Suites

9:00am

Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Flipped Teaching and Learning
This full day workshop will provide a practical learning experience for educators wishing to develop a plan to incorporate flipped teaching and learning techniques into their classes and courses. Those who have started working with flipped classroom techniques who wish to learn more and develop their plans will also benefit from this workshop.

This professional development workshop will incorporate flipped instruction techniques – you will be expected to watch a brief a video beforehand, summarize it, and generate a question based on it (i.e. use the WSQ technique). Additionally, practical hands-on exercises (bring your iPads!) will provide active learning experiences and help to reinforce techniques and content being covered. Participants will work with each other and the workshop instructor to explore new ideas and clear up misconceptions.

A free copy of the eBook Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book by EmergingEdTech author Kelly Walsh will be provided to all students as a resource for further learning and exploration.

This full day workshop requires a separate registration fee.  More information here.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Walsh

Kelly Walsh

CIO, The College of Westchester
Kelly Walsh is the CIO at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches as an Associate Professor. In 2009, Walsh founded the popular website EmergingEdTech.com, where he writes regularly about engaging students and enhancing learning outcomes with the aid of instructional technologies. EmergingEdTech brings in 50,000+ unique visitors per month from across the spectrum of grades K through 16+. | | Walsh regularly... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 9:00am - 4:00pm
Concourse C Embassy Suites

1:00pm

Pre-Conference 1/2 Day Workshop: Creating iPad Ready Learning Materials
Discover the best apps for creating and designing highly engaging teaching materials for students across the learning spectrum.  Sample materials will be created by participants to address individual learning needs, group collaboration, and a variety of other learning situations.  Explore the compilation of course materials into Learning Management Systems and mobile files like ePub for reading and interacting with on the iPad.

There is an additional $50 registration fee for 1/2 day workshops.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Mahaley

Dave Mahaley

Head of School, Franklin Academy
David has been in education for over 25 years as a teacher, technology consultant, and administrator. He currently is the head of the high school program at the Franklin Academy in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He has his Masters in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University and holds several National and State level certifications. He has led iPad and other technology initiatives for much of his time in education as... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Flight B Embassy Suites

1:00pm

Pre-Conference 1/2 Day Workshop: Teaching with the ipad: intermediate course
The intermediate workshop will provide expanded apps, tools, strategies, and practices to take those with some experience teaching with the iPad to the next level.  There will be a focus on understanding workflow and how to enhance the teaching and learning experience with dynamics apps and content.  Participants will explore the idea of content creation for the iPad and access some of the most useful education resources for the iPad.

There is an additional $50 registration fee for 1/2 day workshops.

Speakers
avatar for Franca Gilbert

Franca Gilbert

French Instructor, Franklin Academy
Franca Gilbert was born in Baudour, Belgium and was a student in the Belgian school system through the third grade. In 1974, she immigrated to the US with her mother and sister and learned English. She attended Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA on a full ROTC scholarship and earned a BSBA with a concentration in Accounting in 1987. In June of 1987, she entered the US Army where she served in a variety of positions and locations, Augsburg... Read More →


Thursday November 20, 2014 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Concourse D Embassy Suites
 
Friday, November 21
 

8:30am

Telling the Story: Lessons Learned from the Outside World
Research states that facts and figures only activate the part of the brain where we make sense of words. But, when listening to a digital story, a recent article reports "not only are the language processing parts in our brain activated, but any other area in our brain that we would use when experiencing the events of the story are, too". To get their point across, the business world is shifting from bullet points to stories. How can we do this in schools? Presenting content using storytelling can be captivating, compelling, and can help students grasp the content. This presentation will include the research to support this pedagogical shift, various examples of content presented this way, and an overview of the process and tools that can be used to create these rich digital stories.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock

Educational Technologist, Kathy Schrock's kackl!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational technologist. | | She has been involved with technology to support teaching and learning since the early 1990's, and is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
Flight A & B Embassy Suites

9:30am

Curriculum Connections: Elementary
In the Curriculum Connections presentation, participants will view and engage in apps that encourage students to present, assess, and produce knowledge of curriculum standards.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Combs

Nick Combs

Director of IT, Thales Academy
Nicholas Combs is the Director of Educational and Instructional Technology at Thales Academy.


Friday November 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Concourse C Embassy Suites

9:30am

Common Core Literacy Integration with App Flows
This presentation showcases an efficient way to integrate apps in all subjects with a focus on inclusion of Common Core literacy. Specifically this session will share digital tools and techniques for using the iPad to help students in any content area: use close reading skills to process complex texts; write with a variety of media tools; and use speaking and listening skills to process content. An App Flow lesson planning process will be shared as an efficient way to incorporate these strategies on a regular basis.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Suters

Leslie Suters

Associate Professor, TN Tech University
I am an associate professor of STEM education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at TN Tech University.


Friday November 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Concourse D Embassy Suites

9:30am

Colorful, Dynamic and Interactive: Reimagining Classroom Content
For decades worksheets have been the cornerstone of practice activities across the curriculum, but they are a legacy of a bygone age for 21st century learners. In order to remain relevant, today's teachers are asked to reimagine everything they have been doing for years. Classroom content these days is expected to be colorful, dynamic, and interactive. But how does a teacher go from a file cabinet filled with worksheets to multimedia content? This session is designed to help teachers begin to create their own materials – using the tools they already have.  THIS SESSION IS REPEATED SATURDAY @ 1:30pm.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Karakash

Anne Karakash

Spanish Teacher, Franklin Academy High School, Wake Forest NC
Happy as can be. Spanish teacher, wife and mother of three, artist, vegetarian and gamer



Friday November 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Concourse E Embassy Suites

9:30am

Taking It To The Streets - Using iPads for Data Collection
In this session participants will learn how iPads can be used as powerful data collection tools. By designing surveys and leaving the classroom to collect data, students gain practical, hands-on experience. During our time together we will discuss app selection, survey design, project deployment, and data analysis.

Speakers
avatar for John A. Zinn

John A. Zinn

Adjunct Associate Professor/Dir. of Enrollment Mgmt & Student Services, University of Richmond School of Professional & Continuing Studies
John Zinn has more than 20 years of classroom experience, teaching economics at both the high school and university level. He currently serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor and the Director for Enrollment Management & Student Services for the School of Professional & Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond. A long time fan of technology enhanced instruction, four of John's classes have participated in the university's iPad... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Flight A Embassy Suites

9:30am

Liberating Lecture from the Classroom
Demonstrations on using Educreations, Educanon, and Touchcast will be shown to aid in developing the flipped classroom model. Educreations is app that allows for pictures and whiteboard interaction. Educanon is a platform that can introduce ready-made content such as TED-Ed and YouTube where instructors and embed quiz questions and verify viewing with an automatic grade book feature. Touchcast is an interactive version of the virtual lecture where quiz questions and websites can be explored within the app. Application of all platforms will be shown, as well as student generated examples.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Hartzell

Kelly Hartzell

Science Instructor, Franklin Academy High School
I obtained my BS degree in Applied Biology at Georgia Tech and my MS degree in Cancer Genetics, also at Georgia Tech. I worked as a staff scientist at the NIH focusing on cancer genetics, respiratory research, and animal models. I have taught at both the undergraduate and high school level. I have have a published biology lab e-book that has directions and pictures of lab setups to make the students self-sufficient in the laboratory setting... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Cape Hatteras II Hampton Inn

9:30am

Universal iPads: Lessons Learned
In the fall of 2012, Mercersburg Academy initiated a universal iPad program in which all faculty and students were required to come to class every day with their iPad. This presentation will cover the myriad of lessons we have learned in the two full years of our deployment. With an emphasis on the hidden technical gotchas as well as overcoming the obstacles faced in the classroom, Ryan will discuss all the best and worst of the program.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Bennett

Ryan Bennett

Director of I.T., Mercersburg Academy
I am a math teacher who morphed into a technology director. I believe strongly in the iPad as the best current device for one-to-one schools. I believe even more strongly that we need to shift our thinking away from fitting the technology into existing modalities and instead work on better teaching methods that also happen to work well with new technology. | I'm also a volunteer firefighter, EMT, soccer official, motorcycle rider, and father... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Flight B Embassy Suites

9:30am

Overcoming the Obstacles to Learning
Technology is revolutionizing reading and changing the lives of struggling learners. Learn how to re-engage and empower your discouraged readers with effective iPad resources.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Baptie

Heather Baptie

Literacy Consultant, Links 2 Learning Online
Heather Baptie and Terry Dobson are literacy consultants in Kelowna, BC. They each have a Masters of Education degree and many years of experience designing and implementing programs for students with learning disabilities. As literacy 'techsperts', passionate about using technology to differentiate and personalize learning, they frequently present at regional and international conferences, including ISTE, FETC, IRA, LDA and IDA. Their consulting... Read More →
avatar for Terry Dobson

Terry Dobson

Co-Founder, Links 2 Learning Online
Terry Dobson and Heather Baptie are literacy consultants in Kelowna, BC. They each have a Masters of Education degree and many years of experience designing and implementing programs for students with learning disabilities. As literacy 'techsperts', passionate about using technology to differentiate and personalize learning, they frequently present at regional and international conferences, including ISTE, FETC, IRA, LDA and IDA. Their consulting... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Cape Hatteras I Hampton Inn

11:00am

Making Math More Manageable with iPads
We will share ways we have integrated the use of iPads into our daily math meeting, lesson presentation and hands on application. Beginning class with organized, interactive math meeting apps will get your students exited about learning. The math meeting is also a great time to introduce new concepts and review previously taught skills in a quick and timely manner. The presentation of the daily lesson is a great time to use various apps to demonstrate learning outcomes. Finally, we will show you ways students can apply their knowledge and skills by using various engaging math apps and games.

Speakers
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Sheila Campbell

Teacher - Kindergarten, Franklin Academy
I teach a Franklin Academy in Wake Forest, NC. I am originally from Wilmington, NC - born and raised and even graduated from UNCW! I received my M.Ed. from Liberty University in Lynchburg. My husband and I have two very handsome boys, a forth grader and a freshman in high school. Apart from driving them around to their various activities I really don't have any hobbies. I do enjoy spending quality time with both my family and friends... Read More →
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Bonnie Henson

Franklin Academy


Friday November 21, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cape Hatteras II Hampton Inn

11:00am

Ooey Gooey Google! Google Apps for the iPad
Going Google with iPads can get sticky! Come learn the tips and tricks of using Google Apps on the iPad, natural integration ideas for the classroom, and ways to stay more productive.

Speakers
avatar for Kasey Bell

Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker, and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Amazon Education Thought Leader, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Flight A Embassy Suites

11:00am

The Chemistry of a New Generation
An introduction of how to integrate the iPad into the science classroom. Explore how the iPad has brought new learning options to students in a High School Chemistry Class - All strategies that could be used with a variety of science curriculums. Discussion will be based on teacher and student use of the iPad, including student projects using Educreations, website creating apps, and the development of an iBook chemistry lab manual.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Harper

Shelly Harper

Chemistry Teacher, Franklin Academy
I teach Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Marine Biology and Medical Law & Ethics at Franklin Academy in Wake Forest, NC. I am also certified in Biology and Special Education. | | I am originally from Western NY where I also taught for four years before moving to North Carolina. I have a Bachelors Degree in Medical Technology, a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science with a Mathematics Minor and a Masters Degree in Education... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cape Hatteras I Hampton Inn

11:00am

Managing All Your iPads and Apps Using Apple Configurator
Are you looking for an easier way to manage all those iPads in your school district or college campus? This session will discuss strategies and best practices for managing a large amount of iPads using the Apple Configurator app and a MacBook Pro. Apple Configurator is a free app used to manage multiple iPads and quickly prepare each device with the apps, settings, and files you want for your teachers and students to use in the classroom. The session will begin by providing an overview of setting up configuration profiles and outline how to purchase and install apps. Lessons learned in the creation of a Mobile iPad Learning Lab on a college campus will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mark Riley

Dr. Mark Riley

Technology Coordinator, Ohio University - College of Health Sciences and Professions
Mark Riley is Technology Coordinator for the College of Health Sciences and Professions at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He holds a Master's Degree in Computer Education and Technology from Ohio University and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology. Mark has a passion and enthusiasm for teaching and learning with technology and regularly conducts classroom technology workshops with faculty. Mark also teaches Cyber Safety... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Concourse C Embassy Suites

11:00am

iPad Walk-in Clinic
The iPad Walk-in Clinic is designed for individuals to drop in, ask questions about iPads, apps, management and workflow. This location will be staffed with students and educators who have experience to answer your questions! As you attend the sessions and find you have a few “how to” questions, drop by one of the clinic times and ask!

Speakers

Friday November 21, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Concourse E Embassy Suites

11:00am

iPads: More Than Just Apps
iPads are more than just Apps. They are a tool to think with. Find out ways the iPad can transform learning in your classroom, by exploring practical ways educators can move their students through the SAMR model through technology integration, to extend learning, to meet the common core standards and develop lifelong learners.
Are you ready to adjust your teaching for this new learning revolution?

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Brown

Patricia Brown

Technology Integration Coach, Ladue School District
Patricia Brown is a technology integration coach at Ladue School District, an adjunct professor at Lindenwood University, and an edtech consultant. She has been an educator since 2001. She spent nine years as a classroom teacher with the St. Louis Public Schools. Patricia instantly became intrigued with discovering how students learned, and how technology enhances student achievement. Patricia wanted to provide her student with opportunities to... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Flight B Embassy Suites

11:00am

Using iPads to Teach in the Elementary Media Center
This session is targeted toward elementary library media specialists, though all elementary teachers will learn useful applications that can be modified across curricula. Participants will see a variety of work samples completed by my students using iPads both as consumer and creators of information. Some of the apps I will show are: Skitch, Keynote, iMovie, Trading Cards, Tellagami, and Popplet.

Speakers

Friday November 21, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Concourse D Embassy Suites

1:30pm

Curriculum Connections: Elementary
In the Curriculum Connections presentation, participants will view and engage in apps that encourage students to present, assess, and produce knowledge of curriculum standards.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Combs

Nick Combs

Director of IT, Thales Academy
Nicholas Combs is the Director of Educational and Instructional Technology at Thales Academy.


Friday November 21, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Concourse C Embassy Suites

1:30pm

Digital Storytelling with Struggling Readers
Digital Storytelling apps are tools students can use to create content about their learning. In this presentation, attendees will have the opportunity to see how digital storytelling was used to promote literacy learning with struggling readers in a literacy program at a university for students in grades 1 – 10. Attendees will get to view digital stories the students made and learn about different digital storytelling apps that can be used. Further, they will also learn strategies for guiding struggling readers to organize and synthesize information to create digital stories.

Speakers
avatar for Anne Elsener

Anne Elsener

Assistant Professor of Education, Dominican University
I am a professor in literacy education, which means I teach teachers how to teach kids how to read. Increasingly, that also involves teaching teachers how to help kids be literate with technology.


Friday November 21, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Concourse E Embassy Suites

1:30pm

Wonderful World of Widgetry!
This session will give an overview of using the iBook authoring software and accompanying widgets to produce dynamic interactive iBooks for use across all curricula and grade levels.

Speakers
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Emily Burton

Franklin Academy
VP

Vicki Penny

Franklin Academy


Friday November 21, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Concourse D Embassy Suites

1:30pm

Student Learning Habits with the iPad
Join Conference President David Mahaley as he shares results from information gathered through survey of students about their use of the iPad in their learning. Some of these results are surprising and can provide insight into the positive impact using the device in daily learning activities. This data can help us better uderstand how to capitalize on the behaviors and skills of our students to maximize learning outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Mahaley

Dave Mahaley

Head of School, Franklin Academy
David has been in education for over 25 years as a teacher, technology consultant, and administrator. He currently is the head of the high school program at the Franklin Academy in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He has his Masters in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University and holds several National and State level certifications. He has led iPad and other technology initiatives for much of his time in education as... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Cape Hatteras I Hampton Inn

1:30pm

Creating and Communicating with the iPad: Interacting in Today's Technological Habitat
This session will explore the opportunities for group collaboration and creative media projects provided by various apps. Key apps include Google Drive, Google Docs, iMovie, PuppetPals HD and others. Not only do students benefit from working on creative projects through iPad apps, but teachers and group members can provide feedback to each other in a more streamlined manner. This session will be presented by students who have worked in a 1:1 iPad environment for the past 3 years.


Friday November 21, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
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1:30pm

Maximizing time in Middle/Elementary School Math
Rob will show you how he uses various Apps to engage his students, save teachers a lot of time and create a healthy competitive environment to boost test scores without teaching to a test. He will show you useful strategies that have worked in his class and how can use Apps in a relevant and practical manner. Teachers will be able to benefit if they have one iPad or a class set and immediately apply what they learn.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Caine

Rob Caine

Franklin Academy
Rob is a 7th grade Math teacher who was born in South Africa with 20 years of teaching experience. He graduated form Mowbray College of education (Cape Town) in 1995 with honors and obtained his Boards , Masters ans AIG certification in North Carolina. He is married and has two girls aged 6 and 4. He also coaches golf and soccer and likes to play golf, travel, read and exercise in his spare time.


Friday November 21, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Cape Hatteras II Hampton Inn

1:30pm

RTiPad- Why iPads will Improve RTI at your School!
This session will show the FIVE specific ways that having an iPad at your school will make RTI easier for your teachers and more effective for your students! Loaded with specific examples that you can take back and implement tomorrow at your school!

Speakers
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Jamie Hall

Educational Consultant
Get off your butt and do something...be a difference!


Friday November 21, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
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2:45pm

Student Showcase
Visit student tables to learn about apps, workflow, and processes students use the iPads for in their own classes. This is an informal visit to the tables of your choice.

Speakers


Friday November 21, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Kitty Hawk Embassy Suites

3:45pm

Innovative iPad Stations
In this brief yet, informative presentation Rob will demonstrate how iPads mounted on the walls could encourage rigor, provide incentives for students , keep students on tasks and effectively monitor student behavior.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Caine

Rob Caine

Franklin Academy
Rob is a 7th grade Math teacher who was born in South Africa with 20 years of teaching experience. He graduated form Mowbray College of education (Cape Town) in 1995 with honors and obtained his Boards , Masters ans AIG certification in North Carolina. He is married and has two girls aged 6 and 4. He also coaches golf and soccer and likes to play golf, travel, read and exercise in his spare time.


Friday November 21, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Concourse E Embassy Suites

3:45pm

Bring Pages to Life on the iPad with iBooks Author
Bring pages to life with iBooks Author. iBooks Author is a free application that allows you to create your own interactive multi-touch books for the iPad. The means to create and publish your own eBook is finally here! This session will show participants around the basics of iBooks Author like adding widgets, creating new chapters, previewing on an iPad, and publishing to the iBookstore. Participants will get the opportunity to see the entire iBook creation process on screen. Whatever your project, from a college textbook to a middle school newspaper, this session will help you make the most of iBooks Author.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mark Riley

Dr. Mark Riley

Technology Coordinator, Ohio University - College of Health Sciences and Professions
Mark Riley is Technology Coordinator for the College of Health Sciences and Professions at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He holds a Master's Degree in Computer Education and Technology from Ohio University and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology. Mark has a passion and enthusiasm for teaching and learning with technology and regularly conducts classroom technology workshops with faculty. Mark also teaches Cyber Safety... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
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3:45pm

Saving Time, Saving Sanity!
A little time spent up front can save you a ton of time during the school year! Join me as I show you different apps you can use for recording student data, tracking student behavior, and managing classroom tasks.

Speakers
avatar for Leslie Morris

Leslie Morris

Instructional Technology Coach, Berkeley County School District
Leslie Morris is a Tech Coach at Nexton Elementary School. She holds a master's degree in Technology in Education and a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. She has taught 6th and 4th grades, in the areas of math, science, and social studies. She also teaches a graduate level class for teachers through Converse College.


Friday November 21, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Cape Hatteras I Hampton Inn

3:45pm

Building and Storytelling with your iPad
What motivates you to be creative? What motivates our students to be creative and express themselves in writing? In this session we will explore how Legos as well as other story starters can be great motivation for telling digital stories using the iPad. We will explore the connection between getting hands-on with Legos and using a structured storytelling model, the Ohler story transformation process, to create and write stories with impact. We will share the Lego Story Visualizer app as well as other free and paid digital storytelling and writing/literacy apps.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Oliver

Kevin Oliver

Associate Professor, NC State University
I am an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the Digital Learning and Teaching program at NC State University. Our online master's programs (M.Ed., M.S.) prepare in-service teachers to serve in technology coordinator/director roles in public schools, prepare future designers to develop varied learning environments (mobile, online, game-based) (design strand), and prepare future inquirers to research and evaluate technology-enhanced... Read More →
avatar for Kerri Brown Parker

Kerri Brown Parker

Instructional Technology & Literacy Librarian, NCSU
Kerri has been an educator for 20 years starting in Colorado as a middle school and high school ELA and theater/speech teacher. After earning a Masters in Education in Technology, she looked for a place where a love of reading and passion for instructional technology merged; the logical transition was to serving schools as a librarian. She then worked as a librarian and technology facilitator for Wake County Public Schools for 8 years. She is... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Cape Hatteras II Hampton Inn

3:45pm

Elementary Students Take iPads Home: Mobile-Assisted Instructional Design Strategies for Tutoring
With a need to decrease disparity and support at-risk students that were not meeting grade level benchmarks for math, a team of elementary teachers and university faculty created a mobile-assisted instructional design strategy for home tutoring with iPads for elementary students. The new model used evidence-based research from indirect instructional design strategies of computer-assisted instruction and two additional instructional strategies to supply independent direct instruction: drill and practice and experiential learning through gaming. Current data analysis from 'iPads Go Home' indicates a connection between improved learning outcomes and iPad application use, while decreasing issues of disparity for at-risk students.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Chris Widdall

Dr. Chris Widdall

College position-4 year college, SUNY College at Cortland
Teach in the Childhood/Early Childhood Department with specialties in integration of educational technologies and online learning.


Friday November 21, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Concourse C Embassy Suites

3:45pm

iPad Walk-in Clinic
The iPad Walk-in Clinic is designed for individuals to drop in, ask questions about iPads, apps, management and workflow. This location will be staffed with students and educators who have experience to answer your questions! As you attend the sessions and find you have a few “how to” questions, drop by one of the clinic times and ask!

Speakers

Friday November 21, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Flight A Embassy Suites

3:45pm

iPads: More Than Just Apps
iPads are more than just Apps. They are a tool to think with. Find out ways the iPad can transform learning in your classroom, by exploring practical ways educators can move their students through the SAMR model through technology integration, to extend learning, to meet the common core standards and develop lifelong learners.
Are you ready to adjust your teaching for this new learning revolution?

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Brown

Patricia Brown

Technology Integration Coach, Ladue School District
Patricia Brown is a technology integration coach at Ladue School District, an adjunct professor at Lindenwood University, and an edtech consultant. She has been an educator since 2001. She spent nine years as a classroom teacher with the St. Louis Public Schools. Patricia instantly became intrigued with discovering how students learned, and how technology enhances student achievement. Patricia wanted to provide her student with opportunities to... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Concourse D Embassy Suites

4:45pm

Evening Social
Gather with the iPad learning community attending the conference this year for an informal social with live Jazz music! Meet fellow attendees and speakers to extend the conversations about the iPad in teaching & learning. There will be a cash bar available during the social hour.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Mahaley

Dave Mahaley

Head of School, Franklin Academy
David has been in education for over 25 years as a teacher, technology consultant, and administrator. He currently is the head of the high school program at the Franklin Academy in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He has his Masters in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University and holds several National and State level certifications. He has led iPad and other technology initiatives for much of his time in education as... Read More →


Friday November 21, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Kitty Hawk Embassy Suites
 
Saturday, November 22
 

8:30am

Mobile Devices in the Classroom: What have we learned? What should we plan for?
Teaching and learning has experienced a shift with the introduction of mobile devices into the classroom. With this comes new challenges, re-working of instructional strategies, and innovative learning environments. What can we learn from the short history of the iPads in the classroom and how with this device, and other mobile devices, will continue to change the way our students learn and our teachers teach in the years to come? Join a panel of technology experts as they tackle the most important questions head-on and share their exciting vision of the future of learning.


Speakers
avatar for Marshall Chaney

Marshall Chaney

IT Administrator, Franklin Academy
Marshall is the IT Administrator for Franklin Academy, directing the 1:1 implementation of iPads for staff and students. A former Apple employee, Marshall brings his knowledge of technology and training skills into the environment he's most passionate about: education. From managing and repairing devices to directing and revising the vision for implementation, Marshall is always working to ensure technology serves the vision of Franklin Academy... Read More →
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Terry Heick

Director, TeachThought
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Dave Mahaley

Head of School, Franklin Academy
David has been in education for over 25 years as a teacher, technology consultant, and administrator. He currently is the head of the high school program at the Franklin Academy in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He has his Masters in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University and holds several National and State level certifications. He has led iPad and other technology initiatives for much of his time in education as... Read More →
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Kathy Schrock

Educational Technologist, Kathy Schrock's kackl!
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, and a middle school, academic, museum, and public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor for Wilkes University (PA) and an independent educational technologist. | | She has been involved with technology to support teaching and learning since the early 1990's, and is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google... Read More →
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Jenny Sensinger

9th and 10th grade English teacher, Franklin Academy
I taught in Wake County Public School Systems for nearly 3 years before coming to Franklin Academy in Wake Forest, NC. I have really enjoyed "jumping in" to a school that has such unlimited opportunities with technology. I am a great resource to those moving to an advanced technological educational environment because I have experienced the same transition in the last year.
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Kelly Walsh

CIO, The College of Westchester
Kelly Walsh is the CIO at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches as an Associate Professor. In 2009, Walsh founded the popular website EmergingEdTech.com, where he writes regularly about engaging students and enhancing learning outcomes with the aid of instructional technologies. EmergingEdTech brings in 50,000+ unique visitors per month from across the spectrum of grades K through 16+. | | Walsh regularly... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 8:30am - 9:15am
Flight A & B Embassy Suites

9:30am

Innovative iPad Stations
In this brief yet, informative presentation Rob will demonstrate how iPads mounted on the walls could encourage rigor, provide incentives for students , keep students on tasks and effectively monitor student behavior.

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Rob Caine

Franklin Academy
Rob is a 7th grade Math teacher who was born in South Africa with 20 years of teaching experience. He graduated form Mowbray College of education (Cape Town) in 1995 with honors and obtained his Boards , Masters ans AIG certification in North Carolina. He is married and has two girls aged 6 and 4. He also coaches golf and soccer and likes to play golf, travel, read and exercise in his spare time.


Saturday November 22, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Cape Hatteras II Hampton Inn

9:30am

Appy Hour for MS Humanities
Participants will learn how several iPad apps can be integrated into a Humanities curriculum. Samples of activities and lessons, as well as student work, will be shared. Participants will also be given time for app exploration and creating projects that they can bring back to their classroom!

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Sarah Cooney

Teacher, Green Acres School
I have been a Humanities teacher for twelve years and have significant experience integrating technology into my class. I have worked in a 1:1 classroom for the past six years. Green Acres School was the one of the first 1:1 independent schools in the DC area and I helped implement the iPad pilot program four years ago. I have facilitated many in-school technology workshops and have presented at several conferences about how I incorporate... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Concourse E Embassy Suites

9:30am

Game on! Gamifying the iClassroom
Game on! Gamifying your classroom can increase student engagement and provide motivation for learning. So select your avatar, power-up, collect your gold coins, take some risks, and reach every level of learning. Come explore the basics of gamification and learn what apps can help you gamify your iClassroom. Let’s play!

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Kasey Bell

Digital Learning Consultant, Shake Up Learning
Kasey Bell is an award-winning digital learning consultant, speaker, and blogger with a passion for technology and learning. Kasey offers engaging staff development for all levels of educators, specializing in training, presentations, keynote speaking engagements, and consulting. As a skillful facilitator, Google Certified Innovator, Google Certified Trainer, and Amazon Education Thought Leader, Kasey has led a variety of digital learning... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Flight A Embassy Suites

9:30am

Open Online Professional Development with iTunes U and the iPad
This session will describe the creation of a professional development program using the iTunes U app on the iPad. Presenters will discuss how to use iTunes U as an open learning management system that provides a just-in-time learning structure to accommodate teacher’s busy schedules. The session will demonstrate how to build an online course with the iTunes U Course Manager, a free web-based tool from Apple that can be used to distribute multimedia rich course materials on the iPad. Best practices for designing professional development, creating online learning for teachers, and addressing barriers to participation and attendance will be discussed.

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Dr. Mark Riley

Technology Coordinator, Ohio University - College of Health Sciences and Professions
Mark Riley is Technology Coordinator for the College of Health Sciences and Professions at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. He holds a Master's Degree in Computer Education and Technology from Ohio University and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Instructional Technology. Mark has a passion and enthusiasm for teaching and learning with technology and regularly conducts classroom technology workshops with faculty. Mark also teaches Cyber Safety... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Concourse C Embassy Suites

9:30am

Making the Most of Apps in the Flipped iPad Classroom
In this session, we will examine iPad apps that lend themselves to use in the cycle of learning activities that make for successful flipped teaching and learning. We will also use the exploration of these apps as an opportunity to review techniques and best practices in the flipped classroom.

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Kelly Walsh

CIO, The College of Westchester
Kelly Walsh is the CIO at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches as an Associate Professor. In 2009, Walsh founded the popular website EmergingEdTech.com, where he writes regularly about engaging students and enhancing learning outcomes with the aid of instructional technologies. EmergingEdTech brings in 50,000+ unique visitors per month from across the spectrum of grades K through 16+. | | Walsh regularly... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Flight B Embassy Suites

9:30am

Backpacks to Briefcases - Tools for Success
In order to be successful in school and beyond, struggling readers need to learn how to effectively utilize technology. This session will explore how iPads can engage and empower students to help them access information, organize their ideas, share their knowledge and study more efficiently. Participants will leave with a variety of tools to help their struggling students become independent learners who can collaborate, solve problems and communicate more effectively.

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Heather Baptie

Literacy Consultant, Links 2 Learning Online
Heather Baptie and Terry Dobson are literacy consultants in Kelowna, BC. They each have a Masters of Education degree and many years of experience designing and implementing programs for students with learning disabilities. As literacy 'techsperts', passionate about using technology to differentiate and personalize learning, they frequently present at regional and international conferences, including ISTE, FETC, IRA, LDA and IDA. Their consulting... Read More →
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Terry Dobson

Co-Founder, Links 2 Learning Online
Terry Dobson and Heather Baptie are literacy consultants in Kelowna, BC. They each have a Masters of Education degree and many years of experience designing and implementing programs for students with learning disabilities. As literacy 'techsperts', passionate about using technology to differentiate and personalize learning, they frequently present at regional and international conferences, including ISTE, FETC, IRA, LDA and IDA. Their consulting... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Concourse D Embassy Suites

9:30am

Nearpod - Create - Engage - Assess
Bring your classroom to life with interactive mobile presentations created and customized by teachers. Participants will explore multiple features of the Nearpod program from the student and teacher perspective. This presentation provides educators with a transformational approach to instruction while collecting data to drive instruction.

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Jeff Rothenberger

Program Administrator - Office of Curriculum and Development, Berks County Intermediate Unit
I have twenty-two years of classroom experiences, two years as a Technology Integration Specialist, K-12 in the Solanco School District, eight years as the Secondary Technology Coordinator for curriculum and instruction with the Warwick School District, and the past four years as the Program Administrator in the Office of Professional Development and Curriculum specializing in Educational Technology Services for the Berks County Intermediate Unit... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 9:30am - 10:45am
Cape Hatteras I Hampton Inn

11:00am

App Shoot Out!
Join conference director David Mahaley, teachers, and students as they share their favorite apps promoting workflow, content connections, and creativity! Come away with a quick list of must-have apps for your classroom!

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Joy Clark

Mathematics Teacher, Franklin Academy
I am an "old school" teacher who has become a "tech convert"! I love teaching math and am amazed every day by the outcomes my students produce using technology. I look forward to sharing with you what I have learned about implementing the use of iPads in the mathematics classroom and also gaining insight from each of you!
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Tyler Joyner

Student Presenter, Franklin Academy
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Dave Mahaley

Head of School, Franklin Academy
David has been in education for over 25 years as a teacher, technology consultant, and administrator. He currently is the head of the high school program at the Franklin Academy in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He has his Masters in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University and holds several National and State level certifications. He has led iPad and other technology initiatives for much of his time in education as... Read More →
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Matthew Pertz

Student presenter, Franklin Academy


Saturday November 22, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cape Hatteras II Hampton Inn

11:00am

Enrich your materials with LiberCanvas: Write, Draw, Annotate, Record and Share
Learn about a new teacher-student collaboration method that can be used inside and outside of the classroom. LiberCloud gives teachers tools to create structured lesson plans as well as impromptu materials that explain concepts in a multi-media interactive fashion. We will show one such tool, LiberCanvas, and demonstrate how teachers, with the aid of an iPad, can author brief tutorials to explain or reinforce concepts in a personal and engaging way.

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Felice Curcelli

Co-founder & CEO, LiberCloud LLC
Felice is the co-founder of LiberCloud, a Cloud-based Collaboration & Content Management Platform for Teachers and Students. An IT Executive, expert in cloud and mobile computing and one of the pioneers of Software-as-a-Service platforms. After many years in the corporate world, Felice launched the new business with a friend and expert educator. Felice graduated cum laude from the University of Bari, Laurea in Computer Science, and moved soon... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Concourse D Embassy Suites

11:00am

Elementary iPad Workflow: Utilizing the iPad Cart
Using a variety of resources, including iCloud and Google Drive, Franklin Academy K-2 teachers have been able to establish an effective and simple workflow process for the iPad carts. This workflow allows students in kindergarten, first and second grade to create using the devices and share their projects with teachers. This session also will provide some practical tips and tricks for using a shared iPad cart effectively and efficiently.

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Kellie Chaney

K-2 Spanish & Technology teacher, Franklin Academy


Saturday November 22, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Flight B Embassy Suites

11:00am

Overcoming Barriers to Technology Integration in the Classroom
There are many barriers to successful implementation that are common to many teachers and administrators. These barriers include external issues such as hardware, software, infrastructure, and support as well as internal barriers such as teacher’s experiences and perceptions. This session will discuss those barriers and ways to overcome them in order to bring effective teaching strategies and authentic learning to the classroom.

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Daniel Kelly

Technology Teacher/Graduate Student, The Franklin Academy/NCSU
Daniel Kelly is a technology and robotics instructor at The Franklin Academy in Wake Forest, NC. He is also a graduate student in the Technology, Engineering, and Design Department at North Carolina State University where he works as a research assistant. His research interests are teacher efficacy in flipped curricula and the integration of technology in the classroom.


Saturday November 22, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cape Hatteras I Hampton Inn

11:00am

The Blended Learning Cookbook
Are you ready to start Blending? The Blended Learning Cookbook workshop will guide participants through the different ingredients needed in order to stir up the perfect Blended Learning Classroom. By using the iPad and Web based applications and tools, teachers can start to design and create their own Blended Learning classroom environment.

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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.


Saturday November 22, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Concourse C Embassy Suites

11:00am

Using Social Media and Mobile Apps for Schools
Because most students are active in many social media networks, the Internet has become a great way for schools to distribute news, announcement, and even information about school sports teams. Several of the students who update the social media and news websites for Franklin Academy will talk about how it is done and some of the benefits of having more of an online presence. Also featured in this session is a student-created iPad app and how it has become integrated with the school social media and news websites.

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Madeleine Peoples

Student, Franklin Academy HS
I am a junior at Franklin Academy High school. I have been a part of media classes since freshman year and have acquired the position of Online Producer for our Media Leadership this year.


Saturday November 22, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Flight A Embassy Suites

11:00am

iPad Walk-in Clinic
The iPad Walk-in Clinic is designed for individuals to drop in, ask questions about iPads, apps, management and workflow. This location will be staffed with students and educators who have experience to answer your questions! As you attend the sessions and find you have a few “how to” questions, drop by one of the clinic times and ask!

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Saturday November 22, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Concourse E Embassy Suites

1:30pm

Removing the Shackles to the “Sage on Stage” Approach to Teaching
With the nascent, almost ubiquitous use of mobile devices and tablets in the K12 learning environment, it is vital teachers harness the necessary skills to modify current teaching practices. An observable gap in pedagogy is the creation and implementation of formative assessments. A critical edtech tool educators use to support, engage and formatively assess their students is TodaysMeet (https://todaysmeet.com). The TodaysMeet website, in conjunction with the Ipad, gives educators the freedom and opportunity to monitor, measure and redirect instruction when and where necessary in a seamless approach.


Saturday November 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Concourse D Embassy Suites

1:30pm

Rapping Across the Curriculum: Using Student Created Hip-hop to Express Content Understanding
You may have your own opinions about rap and hip-hop, but it’s a fact: "kids-these-days" are listening and loving it. Use that to your advantage in the classroom. Attending participants will be supplied with or made aware of the rubrics, assignment-sheets, incentives, and the apps and resources necessary to host a rap battle in their classroom. Examples of quality student work will be shared. There will also be a brief demonstration of how teacher-created raps can be used as teaching tools. If implemented in a structured, focused manner, student rap battles can be a fun, manageable, creative way to engender enthusiastic student participation and expression of content-mastery.

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Jeremy Hartzell

Humanities Teacher, Thales Academy
Jeremy Hartzell teaches literature, history, and logic at Thales Academy High in Rolesville, NC. He earned a BA in English from Eastern Illinois University and an MA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from East Carolina University. As a member of the Wake County Cohort of the NC Teach Alternative Licensure program offered through North Carolina State University, he also earned a teaching license. In addition to teaching at... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Cape Hatteras I Hampton Inn

1:30pm

Colorful, Dynamic and Interactive: Reimagining Classroom Content
For decades worksheets have been the cornerstone of practice activities across the curriculum, but they are a legacy of a bygone age for 21st century learners. In order to remain relevant, today's teachers are asked to reimagine everything they have been doing for years. Classroom content these days is expected to be colorful, dynamic, and interactive. But how does a teacher go from a file cabinet filled with worksheets to multimedia content? This session is designed to help teachers begin to create their own materials – using the tools they already have.

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Anne Karakash

Spanish Teacher, Franklin Academy High School, Wake Forest NC
Happy as can be. Spanish teacher, wife and mother of three, artist, vegetarian and gamer


Saturday November 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Cape Hatteras II Hampton Inn

1:30pm

Showing Mathematical 'App'-titude in the Secondary Classroom
In this session, participants will learn about apps that can be used in conjunction with the features of the iPad that will help students create alternative and fun ways of showing what they know. A few examples of student projects (related to math) will be shared. The main apps to be briefly explored will be Explain Everything, Touchcast, Animator, Knovio, Tellagami, and Showbie.

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Amanda Malatlian

Math Teacher, Salem Academy
Amanda Malatlian was born in upstate New York, but spent most of her youth in Punta Gorda, FL. She graduated from Mars Hill College with a B.S. in Mathematics with Grades 6-12 Teacher Certification in 1996. She then began her teaching career at a private school in Orlando while attending graduate school at the University of Central Florida. The next two years she taught middle school at a charter school in Palmetto, Florida followed by six... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Concourse E Embassy Suites

1:30pm

Pin It! Transforming Social Media Networks into Professional Learning Tools
In this presentation we will share how iPads have been used to increase cross-curricular collaboration and form a relevant and user-friendly professional learning network within a school. Instead of forcing teachers to adopt education specific software, the goal is to transform personal social media applications, websites the majority of teachers already use daily, into powerful professional learning tools. By channeling the familiar, teachers can take advantage of the same applications for sharing photos and vacation adventures and transform them into tools for increasing collaboration, sharing instructional strategies, and aligning curriculum.

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Jesse Thompson

Director of Instructional Technology, St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School
As a self-proclaimed mad scientist of education, I have spent nearly 15 years working within the educational landscape as a teacher, Gifted Education Coordinator and Technology Integrationist. Regardless of the role, the mission has always been to encourage and empower the dabblers, tinkerers, makers, and creators of the classroom. Currently, I work as the Director of Instructional Technology at St. John’s Episcopal Parish Day School in... Read More →
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Lee Valenti

English teacher and Department Coordinator, St. John's Episcopal Parish Day School


Saturday November 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Concourse C Embassy Suites

1:30pm

The Life and Times of an iPad
Get a look at all the daily components of iPad management by following a Franklin Academy iPad from purchase to retirement. Participants will be exposed to the combination of systems used to manage devices in the Franklin Academy High School 1-to-1 iPad initiative through each major stage of iPad use, including student assignment and scheduling, distribution, and replacement/repair.

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Marshall Chaney

IT Administrator, Franklin Academy
Marshall is the IT Administrator for Franklin Academy, directing the 1:1 implementation of iPads for staff and students. A former Apple employee, Marshall brings his knowledge of technology and training skills into the environment he's most passionate about: education. From managing and repairing devices to directing and revising the vision for implementation, Marshall is always working to ensure technology serves the vision of Franklin Academy... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Flight A Embassy Suites

1:30pm

iLiterature
A taste of how to enhance the teaching of literature by making use of the iPad, focusing specifically on Shakespeare and English poetry.

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Shaun Kirk

Director: Learning Commons, Bridge House School
I am the director of the Learning Commons, a creative, collaborative, 21st Century Learning centre at Bridge House School in Cape Town, South Africa. I am passionate about helping young people realise their innate potential and I believe that every individual has the capacity for greatness. I am currently involved in helping the school move towards a 1:1 device programme as a part of trying to move education in a more progressive and relevant... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Flight B Embassy Suites

2:45pm

Afternoon Break
Enjoy a short break with snacks and drinks in the main hallway in the Embassy Suites.

Saturday November 22, 2014 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Runway Hall Embassy Suites

3:15pm

Engaging the Active Learner
I would begin the lesson by having the audience to access the information via the Remind 101 app. I would present a brief lesson regarding the Persian wars using Blendspace to post notes and video to view. I will add a video summary worksheet for completion. The audience will then be engaged using Kahoot.it to assess knowledge.

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Taurus L. Felton

Assistant Principal, Alabaster City Schools (AL)
Taurus Felton has served as a public educator in the state of Alabama for fifteen and a half years. He started his professional career in an alternative school setting. He later taught 9th and 10th grade history. Taurus most recently served as a 8th grade social science teacher in a Title I school. Taurus has also served as a varsity assistant football coach. Currently, he serves as an assistant principal for Thompson High School with... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Concourse C Embassy Suites

3:15pm

Teaching Visual Rhetoric with the ComicLife App
The word “comics” conjures images of Spiderman in the minds of most. But comics are not just texts that entertain. The complex interaction of words, images, sound, and space in comics makes them a rich site for the study of visual rhetoric in the classroom. The iPad app ComicLife allows students to practice principles of visual rhetoric to create their own comics, regardless of artistic ability. Using technology to create multimedia texts like comics cultivates the kinds of 21st Century literacy skills that scholars and organizations like the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) have stressed that students need.

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Emily Wierszewski

Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Writing Program, Seton Hill University
Emily Wierszewski is an Associate Professor of English with a background in writing assessment. She was one of the key faculty members who helped to develop the assessment instrument, and she recently took leadership of the project as part of her new role as the Director of the Undergraduate Writing Program.  


Saturday November 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Flight A Embassy Suites

3:15pm

iLiterature
A taste of how to enhance the teaching of literature by making use of the iPad, focusing specifically on Shakespeare and English poetry.

Speakers
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Shaun Kirk

Director: Learning Commons, Bridge House School
I am the director of the Learning Commons, a creative, collaborative, 21st Century Learning centre at Bridge House School in Cape Town, South Africa. I am passionate about helping young people realise their innate potential and I believe that every individual has the capacity for greatness. I am currently involved in helping the school move towards a 1:1 device programme as a part of trying to move education in a more progressive and relevant... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Concourse D Embassy Suites

3:15pm

How to teach in 5 places at once using an iPad, Educreation, and Edmodo. Never to teach whole class again! Differentiation made easy!
This presentation is for people who want a simple way to record lessons and get them to their students either for a true flipped classroom or to simply be able to easily differentiate instruction and work with small groups to make the most out of your instructional day.

My modified flipped classroom can be used at any grade level. As long as students can press play they would be able to view your lesson or instructions and free you up for more intensive help for those who need you the most.

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Kelly Del Gatto

4th Grade Teacher, Eastfield Global Magnet School
I am a mother of three. I have 2 girls ages 8 and 11 and a son who just turned 26. I received my B.S. in Elementary Education in 2010 and just completed my Masters of Education in Educational Technology March 2014. I did not grow up with very much technology but absolutely love it and love learning about it. This is one reason why I try to incorporate as much as I can into my classroom. This is my fourth year teaching at a year round... Read More →


Saturday November 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Flight B Embassy Suites

3:15pm

Transforming Student Reading with Subtext and the iPad
Learn how the iPad app Subtext can transform curriculum at all levels, allowing students to connect to and discuss literature and PDF articles in real-time. This app engages students in reading in innovative and exciting ways, and allows teachers to reach their students on many levels. We will look at two units from a sixth grade English classroom -- focusing on novel studies of The Giver and Lions of Little Rock -- and discuss application across other disciplines as well. This presentation applies to teachers and administrators currently using or considering adding iPads in the classroom.

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Sarah Macone

Sixth Grade English Teacher, Dwight Englewood School
I've been teaching sixth grade for my entire career. I love working at a middle school! I've used Subtext for three years, and my school has been 1:1 with iPads for the last year and a half. I'm very interested in using technology in my English classroom, including Google Drive. I look forward to meeting other teachers at this conference!


Saturday November 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Cape Hatteras II Hampton Inn

3:15pm

Integrating iPads:  Tips, Tools & Tricks for Mathematics Instruction
This presentation will explore when and how to use the iPad to enhance the mathematics classroom.  I will share an overview of how to select useful apps, how the device can used by both students and teachers to maximize learning outcomes, and tips on how to make the device a learning tool for all students, including those with special needs.

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Joy Clark

Mathematics Teacher, Franklin Academy
I am an "old school" teacher who has become a "tech convert"! I love teaching math and am amazed every day by the outcomes my students produce using technology. I look forward to sharing with you what I have learned about implementing the use of iPads in the mathematics classroom and also gaining insight from each of you!


Saturday November 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Cape Hatteras I Hampton Inn

3:15pm

iPad Walk-in Clinic
The iPad Walk-in Clinic is designed for individuals to drop in, ask questions about iPads, apps, management and workflow. This location will be staffed with students and educators who have experience to answer your questions! As you attend the sessions and find you have a few “how to” questions, drop by one of the clinic times and ask!

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Saturday November 22, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Concourse E Embassy Suites