Program: Tech Forum New York 2014

 













 
7:00 am - 8:15 am

Registration and Breakfast

 
8:15 am - 9:30 am

Welcome and Opening Keynote

Digital Leadership: Changing Paradigms for Changing Times
Eric Sheninger 
The educational landscape is changing as a result of continuous advances in technology and a changing learner. Educators must recognize this shift, anticipate needed changes, and lead by example in order to meet the diverse needs of key stakeholders in the 21st Century. The time is now to harness the power of digital tools and social media accessible today to improve student learning, transform instructional spaces, discover opportunity, and grow professionally like never before.

 
9:30 am - 9:45 am

Refreshment and Networking Break

 
9:45 am - 10:55 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.

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. - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/events/techforum/atlanta14/program/program:-tech-forum-atlanta-2014#sthash.UnR4rJAT.dpuf
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. - See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/events/techforum/atlanta14/program/program:-tech-forum-atlanta-2014#sthash.UnR4rJAT.dpuf
Google Apps: Beyond the Basics
Christine Weiser (moderator);Tim and Samantha Smith, Shannon Mersand, Erica Hartman and Sean Beavers
Many schools have embraced Google Apps for Education (GAFE) because
of its flexibility, its affordability, and the fact that it works with a wide range of platforms and devices. This panel of experts will showcase their schools’ uses of Google apps, introduce participants to some newer and lesser-known options, and explore a variety of tips and tricks for maximizing the use of GAFE and other Google tools in a school setting.
 
Coding, Making, and Learning
Christine Boyer, Matt Fitzpatrick, Paul Tomizawa, Marilyn Blackley, David Held, and Eileen Lennon
Come get a close-up, hands-on look at a variety of student projects and educational activities involving coding, maker spaces and interactive electronic art projects. Teachers and students will tell you about what’s exciting them about these chances to “geek out” and why coding, making and STEAM have an important role to play in today’s curriculum.
 
Tell Your Story with Help From Digital Media
Sandra Paul (moderator); Eric Sheninger, Matthew Alpaugh and Mike St Pierre, Brad Currie and Jay Eitner.
Each institution has a unique story. With the power of digital media, that story has never been easier to tell. Learn how social media, simple video, web-based resources and an army of parents, students, teachers and alumni can help you improve communication, build support, establish a brand presence, and get the word out about what’s working in your schools and classrooms.

Creating a Positive Digital Footprint
Lisa Nielsen (moderator); Jackie Patanio, Darlynn Alfalla, Timothy Comer, and Paul Sanfrancesco
Join a panel discussion with teachers and administrators across grade levels about how to help students create a positive digital footprint – an essential tool for college, career and citizenship success. This session will focus on involving stakeholders in the creation of guidelines, positive ways to model social media use for students and parents, specific strategies that can be used to create a digital image that aligns to college, career, and citizenship goals.
 

10:55 am - 11:10 am

Refreshment and Networking Break

 
11:10 am - 12:10 pm
Industry Spotlights
Hear from the companies that are sponsoring this event and shaping the future of educational technology.

12:15 pm - 12:45 pm

Luncheon

 
12:45 pm - 1:15 pm

Dessert Reception

 
1:20 pm - 2:30 pm

Roundtable Discussions & Mini-Workshops

Mini Workshop: 70 in 70 Inverted 
(Brandon Lutz)
Enhance your classrooms with the most innovative digital resources around -- provided by you! Bring your favorite web tools and apps for your platform of choice and lets try and share more than 60 tools as a group. Participants will be broken up into groups and be given time to share favorites with their groups and then, as a whole, with the entire group -- including those in the Livestream audience.
 
Or join a roundtable discussion on topics including:
 
* Connected Leadership -- with Adam Bellow and Tom Whitby
 
* How Does (or Should) Learning Change in a Technology-Rich Environment? Come Ask the Students

* How and Why (or Why Not) to Move to Chromebooks

* What is Needed for a Classroom to be Ready to use Technology From an Instructional Perspective?

* Leadership for 1:1: the Role of Building and District Leaders

* Cutting Edge/Future Technologies and how we’ll use them

* Personalizing Learning with Help from Data

* Twitter and Social Media for Your Own Professional Use

* Gamifying the Classroom


2:40 pm - 3:50 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.

Rethinking Learning Spaces
Nancy Caramanico (moderator); Sheri McNair, Shannon Mersand, Laura Fleming, Joel Handler, Matthew Alpaugh and students from Morris Catholic High School (NJ) 
Do your classrooms and libraries look almost exactly like they did a century ago? For the first time in decades, a number of schools can answer this question with a resounding “No!” From mobile-friendly classrooms to media centers transformed into maker spaces, this session will provide specific, affordable ways you can redesign learning environments to meet the needs of today’s students.
 
Finding the Passion
Clare Taylor, Chris Aviles and students from Barnegut High School (NJ), Jennifer Gunn, Grace O'Keeffe and students from Hudson High School (NY) 
Authentic, project-based, real-world, student-centered, passion-based. The buzzwords change but the underlying truth remains the same: only when students are able to drive their own learning, pursuing topics and projects that are meaningful to them, does school become engaging and relevant. In this session you will hear from a number of educators and students who are passionate about the projects and the learning taking place in their classrooms.
 
Fostering Innovation at a School and District Level
Paul Sanfrancesco (moderator); Andrea Tejedor and Debra Jackson; Jerry Crisci and Lynne Shain; Mackey Pendergrast and Erica Hartman; Walter Brown 
The success of any major initiative lies in the capacity of those who are implementing it and the ability of the leaders, both teachers and administrators, to mark a path for others to follow. Are you ready to revolutionize your school or district’s vision for learning and preparing students for life? Looking for ways to foster innovation and nurture transformational leadership? Come hear from -- and interact with -- several educational leaders who are grappling with the keys to success in this vital arena. 
 
                     
3:50 pm - 4:30 pm

Sponsor-Hosted Reception
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