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Friday, November 21

9:30am EST

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.

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Leslie Suters

Associate Professor, Tennessee Technological University

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

9:30am EST

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.

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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... 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... Read More →

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

1:30pm EST

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.

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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 EST
Concourse E Embassy Suites

3:45pm EST

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.

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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... Read More →

Friday November 21, 2014 3:45pm - 4:45pm EST
Flight B Embassy Suites
Saturday, November 22

9:30am EST

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... Read More →

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

9:30am EST

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

Educational Consultant, Rosen Classroom
Jeff Rothenberger is currently your local educational consultant for Rosen Classroom. He has been a conference and workshop presenter at a variety of national and state conferences. He formally worked as an Administrator in the Office of Professional Development and Curriculum for... Read More →

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

1:30pm EST

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... Read More →

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

3:15pm EST

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... Read More →

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