1:1 and BYO Districts Tell Their Stories
Stephanie Cardella and Jennifer
Ferrari; Stacey Gonzales; Theresa Dunkin and Tom Donovan; and Mike Watson
As schools and districts implement 1:1 and BYOD programs they learn a great deal about the most effective approaches to teaching and learning. In this session, several district leaders will talk about their funding and evaluation models, how and why they chose the devices they are using for 1:1, and the role that BYO does or does not play in their initiatives. Come hear about their challenges, successes, and lessons learned.
Google Apps for Education: Next Steps
Hank Thiele with Allison Gest, Kim
Jablonski and Greg Reuhs
If you’ve adopted, or are considering adopting, Google Apps for Education you’ll have a variety of new tools available to you for both instructional and administrative uses. This session focuses on demonstrating the ways in which teachers and administrators are using tools including Google Drive, Google Forms, YouTube, Google Sites and Google Scripts to manage information, build portals, organize classes and professional development, connect with community members, and more.
Putting SAMR and TPACK into Practice
Josh Mika, R.J. Gravel and Shannon
In this dynamic session, you will learn how school leaders have utilized the SAMR and TPACK models to take technology integration to the next level in an effort to improve student learning. We will share how schools throughout Illinois have transitioned stand and deliver classrooms, to student-centered learning laboratories by providing access to technology tools and resources, and professional development to support teachers with a wide range of experience levels. You will walk away with a collection of implementation examples, resources, and contacts that you can use immediately to start moving your teachers from integration to innovation!
Students as Multimedia Creators and Authors
Mickey Chavannes and Sue Gorman
We all utilize the Internet for consumption, but a far more powerful use of it in an education setting is as a creation tool. This session will take a look at YouTube, Doceri, Google hangouts, EdPuzzle, EduCanon, iTunes, iTunesU, and similar tools for showcasing student work that demonstrates their understanding. Learn how to use these tools to allow students to take control of their own learning and demonstrate their own knowledge.