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7:00 am - 8:15 am

Registration and Breakfast

8:15 am - 9:30 am

Welcome and Opening Keynote

The Art of Teaching: The intersection between content, curiosity and relationship
Jon Bergmann
In recent days, schools have become increasingly content driven. What has been left out has been curiosity and relationships. Join Jon Bergmann, educational change agent and author, as he refocuses us on the art of teaching where learning and relationships move to the center of a good education. His timeless message will move you and inspire you to reconnect with the reason you got into teaching.

9:30 am - 9:45 am

Refreshment and Networking Break

9:45 am - 11:00 am

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.

Which Technology is Right for YOU?
Nancy Caramanico (moderator); Brandon Lutz, David Andrade, Rob Miller, Marianthe Williams and Patrick Fletcher
Should you buy laptops, iPads, Chromebooks, Windows tablets or some other device for your teachers and students? Go BYO and let them choose? What LMS and other digital tools will you invest in? In this session, you will hear several school and district administrators sharing their own stories about what purchasing choices they made -- and, more importantly, how and why they made them.
Creativity, Collaboration and Engagement in the Elementary Grades
Cathy Swan (moderator); Mitch Crasson and Karen Pelekis, Clare Taylor, Bob Greenberg
We’ve invited several great teachers to show us what elementary classrooms look like when instruction is transformed with help from technology. They’ll share some of their favorite technologies – from GPS and programming apps for iPads to stop-motion animation and green-screen technology – and, more importantly, help us see how student creativity, collaboration and engagement increases as a result of 21st century approaches to teaching and learning.
Communications and Community-Building with Help From Technology
Gwen Solomon (moderator); Mike St. Pierre, Brad Currie, Chris Casal
Want to add both reach and pizzazz to your school communications toolset? How can social media and web tools enhance communication and build support for your school or district? What proven methods might you use to connect to families and the broader community? See examples and learn some new tips for telling your story through great visuals, social media, websites, and other mobile and online tools.
The Flipped Classroom: What’s Next?
Jon Bergmann with Patricia Scott, Craig Tunks, and teachers from St Edmonds Academy (DE) and Ridgefield Public Schools (CT)
You already know about the flipped classroom; you may very well be implementing it in your school or district. But why are you doing it? What are you learning and where do you want to take flipping in the future? Join Jon Bergmann and a few invited panelists for a lively discussion – involving audience members as key contributors – about best practices and how the flipped classroom is transforming teaching and learning.

11:00 am - 11:15 am

Refreshment and Networking Break

11:15 am - 12:15 pm
Industry Spotlights
Hear from the companies that are sponsoring this event and shaping the future of educational technology.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Luncheon & Dessert Reception

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm

Roundtable Discussions & Mini-Workshops

Roundtable Discussions:
Mini Workshops:

  • The Other Two Letters in STEM: Technology, Engineering and the Maker Movement in Schools
    (Jerry Crisci, Peter McKenna, Mary Beth Hertz and Jaymes Dec)
  • Assessment for 21st Century Skills (JohnBarell, Ben Gleason, and Hannah Magnan)
  • Gearing, Securing and Using Instructional Data (Maria Naughton and Evan Remley)

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm

Afternoon 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.

Professional Learning: One size doesn’t fit all
Nancy Caramanico (moderator); Brad Currie, Lisa Torres and Jeffrey Williams, William Yang
We know that students learn in different ways but are we providing differentiated learning for our K-12 educators? Come hear from several district leaders who are committed to sustained, quality professional learning, personalized to the needs of teachers. Options that will be discussed include: Google Hangouts, face-to-face workshops, creative faculty meetings, on-demand learning, flipped PD, mentoring, twitter chats, and other approaches to building personal learning networks.
Walking the Walk: Transforming Learning in the Secondary Grades
Cathy Swan (moderator); Trevor Charles, Hannah Magnan, Jim Meredith, Frank Noschese
Four inspirational educators will share successful technology-supported projects and approaches that are engaging and empowering the high school students with whom they work. Come see how emerging technologies and student-centered learning environments are impacting the way in which these secondary grade students work and learn.
Creating Interactive eBooks with iBooks Author and Other Tools
Meg Wilson, Alan Taylor, Jerry Crisci
Creating, publishing, and sharing digital content can be easy when teachers and students work to transform their writing into multi-media eBooks filled with video, audio, photos, and text. From the creation of stories and research papers to the publication of teaching and assessment materials, discover how to write, illustrate and publish amazing interactive eBooks with IBooks Author and other ePublishing tools.
Listen to the Students: The Ultimate Smackdown
Lisa Thumann (moderator); Students from River Dell, NJ, and Scarsdale, NY
Hear from the end users – classroom students – about their favorite digital tools and the most effective and engaging ways they are using technology each and every day. Come to hear about what the students are excited about. Leave with solid ideas to share at your school.

3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Sponsor-Hosted Reception
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