Program: T&L Live Atlanta 2015


World Class Schooling: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students
Dr. YONG ZHAO
The world needs creative and entrepreneurial talents who are globally competent to take advantage of the opportunities brought about by technology and globalization and tackle the tough challenges facing human beings. But our schools are being pushed to produce homogenous, compliant, and employee-minded test-takers. In this presentation, Dr. Yong Zhao challenges the traditional paradigm, debunks the myth of international tests such as PISA and TIMSS, and proposes a new paradigm of education involving personalized curriculum, product-oriented learning, and the globe as the campus.

TOOLS AND APPROACHES TO DIGITAL ASSESSMENT
Connie White, Eva Harvell, and Jaime Vandergrift

There’s a lot more to assessment than standardized testing, as these workshop leaders will show. They’ll introduce you to a wide range of formative assessment tools -- including KaHoot, Socrative and NearPod -- and explore such key questions as how to assess student progress in the project-based classroom.

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SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM
David Lockhart (moderator); Jessica Jackson, Heather Cox, Stephanee Stephens, and Stacy Brown

Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media are an indispensable part of your students’ lives but are they part of their school experience? Increasingly, schools are unlocking the gates and embracing social media as an educational tool in a wide variety of classrooms and subject areas. Join us for this close-up look at some great examples.

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REVAMPING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING
Kate Matthews (moderator); Angie Foerster, Melissa Jackson, Gary Shattuck and Donna Teuber

Call it what you like -- PD, PLNs, or professional learning -- the options for supporting faculty members as they explore how to use technology to teach in transformative ways have multiplied in recent years. From EdCamps to video-based feedback, from embedded PD to Google hangouts, you’ll hear about what’s working in several different districts and schools.

Angie Foerster Presentation Slides
Angie Foerster Handouts
Melissa Jackson Presentation Handout
Donna Teuber - Level Up Learning

GOOGLE IN EDUCATION: BEYOND THE BASICS
Christine Weiser (moderator); Lee Green, Matt Jackson, Donna Teuber, Jill Earman and Susan Grigsby

Whether your district has gone GAFE or is just getting started with Google Apps, this session offers hands-on tips to help you make the most of these tools. Find out how easy it is to use Google Classroom. See how Google Play for Edu can add valuable content to your teachers’ lessons. Learn easy tips and tricks to manage Chromebooks. You’ll leave this interactive session with specific ideas you can put into action immediately.

Lee Green - Classroom Help Site, Presentation
Matt Jackson - Presentation
Donna Teuber - Presentation

NEXT STEPS FOR FLIPPING THE CLASSROOM
Dan Gagnon (moderator); Matthew Barry, Becky Faulkner, Clint Purcell and Jeff White

In this sequel to last year’s popular idea exchange, Dan Gagnon will, once again, solicit success stories and tips from a panel of invited experts and then open up the floor to audience members. Come with your questions, challenges and examples, and be prepared to participate in a lively discussion of best practices in the flipped classroom.

PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER
Adam Phyall and Jennifer Williams

Is incorporating technology the dreaded “one more thing” teachers feel you’re adding to their already full plates? In this workshop we will cover how to minimize the culture shift by maximizing the use of planning time to create standards-based Technology Rich Rigorous Lessons. The focus will be on creating interactive lesson activities based on curriculum standards and how RBI, SAMR and TPACK can be interwoven into lesson planning.

Hear from the companies that are sponsoring this event and shaping the future of educational technology.
These discussions, on topics suggested by attendees when you register, provide a great opportunity for you to network with fellow technology leaders.

*Impact of Technology on Pedagogy


WANT TO BE A MAKER?
David Lockhart, Darrell Skogman, Wendy Cope, Christopher Michaud, Stacy Brown and Brian Hayes

You’ve undoubtedly seen how much kids love makerspaces and coding. But, have you actually taken the time to play with the tools yourself? Here’s your chance. Join us for an hour of hands-on activities and demos involving Sphero, Kano, Goldie Blox, Makey Makey and more. Come have some fun with our experts!

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THE HOW AND WHY OF VIDEO IN THE CLASSROOM

Dan Gagnon, Jaime Vandergrift, Lee Green and Arvin Ross

Come explore the power of video as an educational medium. Our presenters will show some great videos and exciting production tools – including Swivl, Snagit, Touchcast, Slopro, Google Hangouts on Air, and many more – then lead a large-group discussion on the myriad ways to use such tools for teaching and learning.


GETTING TO THE HEART OF TRANSFORMATIVE CHANGE
Donna Teuber, Kate Matthews, Wanda McClure and Nishant Mehta

From innovation incubators to teacher leadership teams, our presenters will share examples of the approaches being used in their schools or districts to facilitate meaningful change, and guide you in discussion of how change leadership applies to you. Regardless of your title or position, you’ll leave this interactive workshop with ideas you can implement in your own schools.

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