Morning Breakout Sessions
Geared especially to administrators, IT leaders, mentor teachers and other ed tech visionaries, these concurrent sessions feature widely-acclaimed and respected speakers covering the hottest topics.
(moderator); Ben Grey; John Connolly and Jennie Magiera; Jason Markey, Bryan
Weinert and Mikkel Soraasli
laptops to netbooks to iPads, the options for placing digital technology in
students’ hands for 24-hour access have multiplied over the years. Who’s
adopting one-to-one and what results are they seeing? What hardware and
implementation choices are they making as they try to balance the need for 21st
century learning environments with infrastructure challenges and the realities
of economic belt tightening?
with Justyna Kalinowska, Allison
Drew, Elisabeth Lebris and Robert Bialk
The Flipped Classroom
in Action: What is it, How do you Manage it, and
Should you Support it?
Flipped Classroom has become a buzzword in recent education news. Is it a
viable and effective option for delivering instruction? Is it too
burdensome for school technology staff? Join the staff of the Joseph Sears
School as they provide a background on the flipped class; then hear from teachers
and technology staff who have been involved in implementing this new model of
teaching and learning.
The Keys to
Effective Online Learning
Matthew Wicks; Candice Dodson and Ronda Eshleman; Traci
House and Klista Lawyer-Reynolds
a number of states now requiring students to take an online course before
graduating from high school, and national interest in online and blended
learning at a new high, this session takes a closer look at what’s
possible and desirable when it comes to online classes. Learn about the skills
needed to be a good online teacher, professional standards and learning
experiences that support online learning, and what to look for if you’re
choosing an online provider to partner with.
Searching Like a
Lucy Gray, Hank
Thiele, Mike Gorman
course students today know how to “Google” their way to the answer to a simple
question. But are they pros? Search is an essential 21st century skill and, in
this session, you will learn how to search faster, better, and get what you are
really looking for on the web. Learn how to fully utilize search features such
as Google Book Search, Google Scholar, and Google News and how to use dozens of
secret strategies for better Google searches – plus how to assess the value of
the online resources when you find them.