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We are pleased to announce the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2016 Annual Technology Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.). Both organizations recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership that focuses on the collective interests of our school districts.  We will be providing educators from across the Commonwealth and New England with exciting ways to enhance teaching and learning with technology.  
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Tuesday, October 18
 

10:30am

MIE OneNote Teacher Academy (Room changed)
MIE OneNote Teacher Academy

This 1-day Teacher Academy is designed to help teachers develop the basic skills needed to use OneNote as a productivity and collaborative tool for both themselves and their students. Interactive lessons will be created using the tools in OneNote which will then immediately transfer to classroom practice. Teachers will experience and discover how Professional Learning Communities can be more productive when using OneNote to drive content delivery and creation.

 By completing the training, you will earn points towards a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) badge and a completion certificate for your participation.  Attendees will also receive complimentary certification vouchers* for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) and Microsoft Certified Educator (MCE) exams enabling you to continue to advance your own professional development following this training. 

 The MIE program was designed by teachers and teacher trainers for K-12 educators across all subjects. It increases the knowledge and integration of technology tools to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom, enabling teachers and students to get more out of the Microsoft products they love.

Registration:   Please ensure to provide your school and job role within the registration to ensure you are accepted into the training.  In order to ensure you receive all pre-event communications, please provide your primary email address and cell phone contact information. Please register at this link:  

https://www.microsoftevents.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x4951225748

 Lunch:  We will break for lunch at which time you can grab lunch offsite or bring your own lunch.

 *In order to comply with gifting policies, all Public Sector employees will be required to provide a signed gifting letter prior to receiving exam vouchers.

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Microsoft

Microsoft is working to bring the benefits of technology and technology skills to all. We share the ultimate aim of all stakeholders: to use technology to help improve education and learning, create opportunity, and raise living standards for people around the world. Our commitment therefore, is to the success of each educator and learner.

Tuesday October 18, 2016 10:30am - 5:30pm
Red Level 81
 
Wednesday, October 19
 

8:30am

Preparing Globally Competitive Graduates
This session will discuss the Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow) Initiative by outlining how BCPS started with the development of digital curriculum before choosing a device. This has been critical in keeping the focus on instruction, professional development, and the creating of collaborative and engaged learning environments for students and teachers. Initiatives such as this and the second language acquisition are critical to preparing students to be globally competitive.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. S. Dallas Dance

Dr. S. Dallas Dance

Superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools
Distinguished as a vibrant and visionary leader, Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance has united Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) students, staff, and the community into Team BCPS, a powerful force committed to producing globally competitive graduates.   In collaboration with Team BCPS, Dr. Dance spearheaded the development of Blueprint 2.0, a five-year strategic plan focused on academics, safety, communication, and organizational... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Keynote Area

9:30am

Cyber Security Awareness Programming
Let HUB Tech help you prevent Ransomware and cyberattacks. The best defense is education

Presenters
ED

Eric Dunham

IT Security & Business Continuity Solutions Consultant, HUB Tech


Wednesday October 19, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
HUB Zone North East Club Level

10:00am

Hour of Code Year 4:
Coding isn't just the language of the future, it's the language your students can begin learning NOW!  Learn how you can begin teaching coding, whether you teach K or 12th graders, even if you have zero experience!  Coding is a way to incorporate problem solving, critical thinking skills, collaboration, and it is SO much fun!  Join us to learn about the ever growing Hour of Code movement and how to make it a part of your daily class and not just one day a year.  Short link: goo.gl/DvGV1K

Presenters
avatar for Sherry Gick

Sherry Gick

Associate Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Formerly the Library & Instructional Technology Specialist for Rossville Consolidated Schools in Rossville, Indiana, Sherry Gick is now part of the Five Star team in Northwest Indiana.  She is a Teacher-Librarian, Technology Integrator, Tech Coach, international speaker, collaborator, social media lover, YA reader, iPhone fiend, & technology addict.  She's also known for being an envelope pusher, idea challenger, optimist, and a relocated... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level Mezzanine West side North

10:00am

Preparing Globally Competitive Graduates - Keynote Follow up
Follow up session to Dr. Dance's keynote about the Baltimore County Public Schools initiative, Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow (S.T.A.T.)  Dr. Dance will answer questions and give more details about how to prepare students to be globally competiive in the K-12 environment.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. S. Dallas Dance

Dr. S. Dallas Dance

Superintendent, Baltimore County Public Schools
Distinguished as a vibrant and visionary leader, Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance has united Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) students, staff, and the community into Team BCPS, a powerful force committed to producing globally competitive graduates.   In collaboration with Team BCPS, Dr. Dance spearheaded the development of Blueprint 2.0, a five-year strategic plan focused on academics, safety, communication, and organizational... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 70

10:00am

Empowering Students Who Learn Differently - Learning Ally
Learning Ally provides educational opportunities for students who learn differently. We are dedicated to empowering blind, visually impaired, or dyslexic students achieve their goals. Participants will learn why audiobooks are an integral tool in the classroom, how to incorporate our assistive technology in the classroom and instill the love of reading. Learning Ally is proud to team up with Malcolm Mitchell of the New England Patriots to share his love of reading. You will hear Learning Ally's version of The Magic Hat, recorded by the author himself, Malcolm. Participants will also learn about our new YES! program in Massachusetts, empowering students to become advocates and drivers of their own educational journey. Join me to learn more about bringing Learning Ally into your educational environment.

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Learning Ally

Learning Ally promotes personal achievement when access and reading are barriers to learning by advancing the use of accessible and effective educational solutions. We are the nation's largest human recorded audiobook provider for individuals who learn differently.

Presenters
JD

Jennifer Dougherty

Manager of School and Student Success, Learning Ally


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 60

10:00am

Purchasing Technology with the MHEC
The MHEC helps you save time and money. The MHEC is a customer oriented non-profit and has become the “premier non-profit purchasing consortium” in New England. We pride ourselves on the quality of our contracts, the discounts they offer members and the quality of the customer service we provide. At no cost to you, we perform all research, bidding and vetting practices on all of our 54 contracts in accordance with Massachusetts public bidding laws. In this workshop MHEC staff will demonstrate:
• How to become a member and use our website to your best advantage
• How to use our contracts to purchase exactly what you need and want.
• How to communicate with the MHEC
• How to make sure the suppliers are giving you what you need at the best discounted values available in our contracts.

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MHEC

The Massachusetts Higher Education Consortium (MHEC) is a non-profit regional purchasing consortium serving members throughout New England. Established by Massachusetts General Law in 1977, MHEC competitively bids contracts for the commodities and services requested and needed by our members consistent with public bidding requirements.

Presenters
JM

Joan Miller

Sr. Contract Manager/Expo Coordinator, MCPPO


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 69

10:00am

Strategies to Support Growing Bandwidth Needs: Every School, Every Classroom
Do you have the Internet bandwidth to support the growing use of technology in your schools and classrooms? Data shows that more than 100 school districts do not have sufficient connectivity today nor the infrastructure to scale their bandwidth.

The Digital Connections Initiative was developed to ensure that every classroom, in every school across the Commonwealth has enough bandwidth to support digital learning. Hear from state agency leaders and national nonprofit EducationSuperHighway about resources, including maximizing funding opportunities like the School Building Authority (SBA) Loan Program, to secure more affordable broadband options and get high-speed fiber to those schools that lack the infrastructure. Be ready to take action!

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avatar for Education Superhighway

Education Superhighway

EducationSuperHighway is the leading non-profit focused on upgrading the Internet access in every public school classroom in America. We believe that digital learning has the potential to provide all students with equal access to educational opportunity and that every school requires high-speed broadband to make that opportunity a reality.

Presenters
AB

Aarti Bhatnagar

Senior District Consultant
JL

Jack Lynch

State Engagement Manager


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 19

10:00am

Teaching Coding with Robots : From Kindergarten to Career
Like many states, Massachusetts has adopted K-12 computer science standards. We must now focus on bringing this competency into the classroom. Many of the opportunities for learning to code are short, disconnected experiences offered by websites and apps. We believe robots offer an easier on-ramp for teachers and higher engagement for students.

Coding with robots is a dynamic experience: robots react to the environment, people react to the robots, and the interplay is orchestrated with code. Robots bring coding to life, giving a physical presence to both simple and complex problems.

This is why we created Root. Ready to go out of the box, Root allows teachers to instantly share coding lessons on the classroom whiteboard. In addition to driving on walls, Root draws, erases, plays music, and explores its world with over 50 sensors and actuators—making the same robot usable from K through 12.

Because the Root experience is fused with the interface for programming it, we created Square: an intuitive app that scales—from a blocks-based graphical environment designed for early elementary students, up to a text-based environment for older grades. Automatically translating programs from one level to another, Square enables Root to evolve with students as they grow.

Co-presenters
ZD

Zivthan Dubrovsky

Bioinspired Robotics Platform Lead | Harvard University | Wyss Institute for Bioinspired Engineering
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Wyss Institute

The Wyss Institute has a mission to develop transformative technologies into products that have an impact on society and the world. The Wyss developed Root, a robot designed for the classroom whiteboard to engage kids with coding from an early age, retain their interest, and develop coding skills throughout their academic journey.
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Shaileen Pokress

Root Education Lead, Wyss Institute
Computer Science Curriculum Specialist | Harvard University | Wyss Institute for Bioinspired Engineering | Shaileen Crawford Pokress is a K-12 computer science curriculum specialist working on standards-based curricula to take advantage of the unique capabilities of Root. Prior to joining the Root team, Shay developed a widely adopted curriculum at Project Lead The Way using an infusion approach that connects problem-based computer science... Read More →

Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 13

10:00am

55 Minute Library
In this session Apple Distinguished Educator, Christine DiPaulo will be sharing best practices from a hands-on inquiry of the flexible learning spaces present around the audience at the conference stadium.  Using iPad the audience will be assembling their own Book Creator project that will highlight their findings and share out with their peers. 

Relevant Links:
Apple Education
www.apple.com/education

Apple Teacher Signup
http://appleteacher.apple.com/signup

Everyone Can Code
http://www.apple.com/education/everyone-can-code/


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CD

Christine DiPaulo

Apple Distinguished Educator


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 22

10:00am

Bad People Want Your Students' Data
Data security breaches used to be what happened in “other” industries and “Corporate America.” Large companies have improved their network security in the wake of many high profile and costly data breaches. As a result, hackers have shifted some of their focus to softer targets, like schools and municipalities. The burgeoning BYOD (bring your own device) environment has introduced personal smartphones and tablets to the mix, heralding a new set of security challenges that many school districts aren’t prepared for.
Student data is especially attractive to thieves because of their value. Stolen student information is worth more, per record, than stolen credit card information.
As a result, identity theft of underage victims is on the rise. At this session we’ll explain how hackers are gaining access to your network, the rise of student identity theft, how to protect your school and students, and how to enable visibility across the entire attack continuum while mitigating the risk of a security breach.

Co-presenters
avatar for Custom Computer Specialists

Custom Computer Specialists

Since 1979, Custom Computer Specialists has been partnering with school districts throughout the Northeast, offering the latest technological tools to maximize student achievement. Recognized as a premier IT solutions provider we are committed to improving to providing the technology that will make the 21st century classroom a reality.

Presenters
RH

Robert Hamel

Public Sector Specialist, Custom ComputerSpecialists, Inc.
Public Sector Specialist
SM

Suzanne McLaughlin

Vice President and General Manager


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 63

10:00am

Classroom Acoustics and Student Learning
 A study of how a child’s learning process can be impaired by a noisy classroom environment. Children are immature listeners who have to listen more precisely than adults to recognize and comprehend speech.  Poor classroom acoustics can contribute to problems with speech perception and interfere with comprehension. Acoustics and classroom audio systems work together to improve the classroom’s learning environment. 

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Pro AV Systems

Pro AV Systems is New England's Leading AV Integrator, founded in 1999 by husband-and-wife team Kim and Les Bishop, after they saw a clear need for a company in New England focused on innovation, design-engineering and customer service. By focusing on these fundamentals, Pro AV has evolved into the large, full-service company it is today.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 79

10:00am

Creating Flexible Time During The School Day
Flexible time during the school day allows students to take greater responsibility for their learning and to personalize their learning choices. 
While an increasing number of schools and school districts around the country are adopting a flex block model, the essential conditions that need to be in place to make it successful are less well understood. 
Some of these preconditions are: a solidly student-centered learning approach; invested teachers who engage students in interventions and inspire deeper learning; and an administrative perspective that favors long-term student outcomes over short-term standardized test gains.
Perhaps the most important precondition for the flexible time block is the logistical support that is provided by an intuitive SaaS, such as Enriching Students, which allows teachers and students to easily and flexibly manage the options that vary on a weekly, if not daily basis. Learn from ConVal High School, the originators of the TASC model, how personalized learning can be successfully implemented and managed at the secondary level.

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Enriching Students

Web based scheduling tool for middle and high schools that makes scheduling daily intervention, enrichment and personalized learning. Easily manage a daily flex time period for every student with complete organization and accountability.

Presenters
BP

Brian Pickering

Principal, ConVal Regional High School
Principal, Contoocook Valley Regional School District | ConVal Regional High School, | Peterborough, NH


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 30

10:00am

From Real Authors to Student Authors
How much time do you spend searching for writing apps or downloadable writing prompts? Just think. Aren’t your students reading great literature by great authors every day? Why not just show them how those magicians do their tricks?

Inspired by the work of Francis Christensen, this session will explore how to take the best examples from your classroom literature and use them to inspire great writing from your students. The unique, copyrighted method is simple, and the results are immediate and dramatic.

Lesson plans will  be offered, along plenty of examples, and online access to all attendees who wish to learn more. This will change the way you teach writing.

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avatar for LearnLaunch

LearnLaunch

LearnLaunch Institute catalyzes a community that drives innovation to transform learning and increase achievement. Our education innovation ecosystem mobilizes educators, entrepreneurs, learners, investors, and industry affiliates. As a nonprofit, the Institute offers learning opportunities, supports services, and a school pilot network.

Presenters
avatar for Don Stewart

Don Stewart

Author, Writing Whatever
Author, Writing Whatever


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level Mezzanine West side North

10:00am

How to Enable Greater Utilization of your IT Resources and Staff
IT professionals in higher education and K12 institutions across the country are faced with a daunting challenge: how to leverage technology as a strategic investment to be utilized by students, educators, and administrators alike, while balancing the realities of shrinking budgets, staff consolidation, and the availability of IT expertise.

How can you start small and start fast? How can you invest in infrastructure without massive capital outlays? How do you scale quickly and easily to meet the needs of your organization? How do you support new applications, new initiatives, and a growing student population, and remove the burdens of infrastucture management from your IT staff?

Schools are saddled with legacy IT infrastructure, and at the same time are being forced to adopt online testing initiatives, virtual desktop initiatives, and to implement student management systems. BYOD efforts push new paradigms into the datacenter, and demands are ever-increasing for online learning applications, student-teacher-parent interaction, instructional videos, online textbooks, and more.

Lenovo HX appliances with Nutanix provide an out-of-the-box solution to these challenges, and many more. The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is the industry’s first converged infrastructure solution — integrating virtualization, compute, and storage resources into a single appliance — and utilizing the same technologies that power Google and other leading web-scale companies. With a simple scale-out architecture, Lenovo HX appliances with Nutanix deliver cost savings and predictable scalability for even the most intensive workloads. The advanced architecture of the Lenovo HX platform enables high availability across all system components to an unlimited number of simultaneous users.

From VDI workloads to Exchange Mailboxes to administrative tools like InfiniteCampus and Pearson Education products, Lenovo HX  with Nutanix provides the flexibility to run multiple applications on a single infrastructure. This eliminates the need for expensive, dedicated resources per application, while satisfying electronic information protection standards.

Let's talk about how to enable greater utilization of your IT resources and staff, while lowering expenses and decreasing the complexity of your IT environment.

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Whalley Computer Associates

Founded in 1979 by and for Educators, WCA is an exceptional technology sales and service organization that partners with educational institutions to reduce their costs and enrich the student, faculty and staff’s learning environment while enhancing student performance through technology.

Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Blue Level 19

10:00am

M & M’s and Reading Practice: What do they have in common?
What’s the best way to help every student read with confidence? Attend this interactive and engaging session to discover digital tools and resources that will help your students develop a growth mindset working toward personalized reading goals:

 





  • Provide practice at just the right level to drive growth



  • Teach students to read complex informational texts successfully



  • Bring your iPad, laptop or device to participate in an activity





 

Learn how Accelerated Rader 360 is a simple way to motivate, monitor, and manage reading practice.

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avatar for Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning is a leading provider of cloud-based assessment and teaching and learning solutions that fit the K12 classroom, improve school performance, and accelerate learning.

Presenters
CD

Carolyn Denny

National Academic Advisor, Renaisssance Learning
Educator & National Academic Advisor, Renaissance


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 28

10:00am

Out of Time: Tech Hacks for Accessible Learning
Imagine an environment where if you knew one technology, you knew them all. Reality check: educational technologies all work very differently. There’s also a good chance that the technologies that you do know will need you to refresh or relearn how to use them within a year’s time. It’s not surprising that you feel stretched, especially when learning and teaching students how to use assistive technology is just part of what you do. If looking ahead—or even at today—makes your head spin, join Elizabeth and Cami. They’ll share tech hacks for educators who are out of time!

As an AT Professional and SLP-A with the Brockton Public Schools, Elizabeth Maga has become a master at turning any device that she’s presented with into a learning tool. She’ll share the assistive technology resources and the model she uses to provide access to curricula and promote literacy success within a large urban school district—using whatever technology students have available to them. As a member of the Kurzweil Education team, Cami Griffith works with large school districts (including Elizabeth’s), small schools, and everything in between. She’ll review top issues educators have presented to her, and how they addressed them using k3000.

Do not attend this session if you want to learn everything there is to know about every technology, that is not our goal. You will learn a few simple tricks, or tech hacks, that will prepare you for the day-to-day challenges of technology and learning both in and outside of the classroom.

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avatar for Kurzweil Education

Kurzweil Education

At Kurzweil Education, we believe every learner deserves the opportunity to unlock their potential. Our literacy technology offers multisensory approaches to reading, comprehension, study skills, writing, and test-taking so everyone can become independent, confident learners who can achieve rigorous academic goals.

Presenters
CG

Cami Griffith

Sr. Sales Executive, Kurzweil Education
EM

Elizabeth Maga

Assistive Technology Professional, Brockton Public Schools


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 31

10:00am

Personalize Your Professional Development
Looking to increase the relevance of your professional development? Want to ensure you're making the most of the technology you have access to? YOU CAN! All with resources included in your MASSCUE membership through a new partnership with Atomic Learning! Join us and see how this powerful Professional Learning Platform can support you and the teaching and learning goals you have for your school.

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avatar for Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning

Education’s Trusted Training Solutions Provider: | Originally founded by educators, Atomic Learning understands the unique challenges schools, districts, colleges and universities face with technology, and is dedicated to providing high-quality solutions that help make meaningful use of technology to impact teaching, learning and life.

Presenters
avatar for Christine Jegers

Christine Jegers

Education Integration Specialist, Atomic Learning
I have spent 10 years teaching in K-12 classrooms, and 9 years in High Ed classrooms as both an instructor and as an administration. In those years, I have had extensive experience with professional development of educators. I have a Master's of Education in Teaching and Learning, and a post-Master's certificate in Gifted and Talented Learning. My current position has me both assisting specific customers with making the most of Atomic... Read More →



Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 26

10:00am

Common Ground: A School-Wide Research Handbook
This session for library and content-area teachers will present our new online student research handbook. We will share how an inclusive development process encouraged interdisciplinary participation, and offer a hands-on tour of the final product, a dynamic digital learning environment presenting traditional research instruction alongside new technology tools.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 75

10:00am

Curate, Connect, Create with OER
Working professionals don’t use textbooks or take tests daily, and are using and less and less paper to do their work. Why should our children learn in an entirely different environment when preparing for the professional world? Participants will find out how to innovate instruction and reignite passion for learning with openly licensed educational resources.

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avatar for Andrew Marcinek

Andrew Marcinek

Chief Information Officer, Worcester Academy
Andrew Marcinek is currently the Chief Information Officer at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA. Most recently, Andrew was the first Chief Open Education Advisor for the US Department of Education. As Open Education Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, Andrew focused on expanding and accelerating the adoption of open education policies within the Department, encouraged the expansion of such policies across the federal government and... Read More →

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avatar for Kerry Gallagher

Kerry Gallagher

Digital Learning Specialist, St. John's Prep
Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts and Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org in Palo Alto, California. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Kerry taught middle and high school history in Bring Your Own Device public schools for 13 years. She was best known for her paperless collaborative classroom model and has helped schools create student-driven... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 10

10:00am

Engaging Students in Ancient History using Digital Storytelling
In this workshop, we will explore Ancient History and its connections to the modern world through digital storytelling. We will describe how stories works, and will share some examples of what students have created. The attendees will participate in digital storytelling activities, incorporating elements from Ancient History.

Presenters
avatar for Moia Rowsome

Moia Rowsome

Instructional Designer, 30hands Learning
I am an Instructional Designer and Project Manager at 30hands Learning. Originally, I am a High School and Middle School teacher from Ireland. I have taught Spanish, English as a Foreign Language, Music and Classical Studies (Ancient History of Greece and Rome). I have a passion for learning and love to share my passion with others. Digital Storytelling is at the heart of what we do at 30hands Learning, and I believe in the power of storytelling... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 67

10:00am

Formative Assessment Smackdown - Fun Formative Assessment Tools for All Ages
Formative assessments allow for 100% participation, establish a “mistake-friendly” culture, and allow for just-in-time learning and adjustments to instruction. Join us to test-drive a range of free, kid-friendly formative assessment tools for all ages.

Link to Session Resources: https://goo.gl/TCSDt2

Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Judkins

Jennifer Judkins

Digital Learning Coordinator, Lynnfield Public Schools
Jennifer Judkins is a Certified Google Education Trainer, 2015 Lead PBS Digital Innovator & Technology Integration Specialist in the Lynnfield Public Schools District. She provides in-class support to teachers by helping to design and deliver meaningful lessons that incorporate technology. She is passionate about sharing with teachers and conducts on-going professional development for staff in Lynnfield as well as for area schools and... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 17

10:00am

Future Ready? Infrastructure
High quality, high-speed technology, infrastructure and support systems are the foundation for advancing digital learning. Join two award winning Technology Directors with 35 years of combined experience as we explore how districts can systematically examine future readiness using the four elements of Gear 3. Resources/information will be provided and discussed.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 61

10:00am

How to make an Elementary TV show at your school
With the importance in today's society, video programs in education are starting at earlier ages. Learn how a news program can educate students involved and showcase great things going on in your schools. All you need is a little imagination and some equipment and you will be on your way.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 18

10:00am

Ignite Your PD
Ignite some passion in your classroom, faculty meeting or school committee function. The Integration team from Weston Public Schools will offer a hands on “Do It Today and Implement Tomorrow” workshop for sharing information with a dynamic, concise approach to presenting that can be applied to any academic/professional setting.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 24

10:00am

Infographics with Google Draw
Pick a theme, search for data, and begin to build your own infographic with us in this hands-on workshop using Google Draw. Learn how to insert and manipulate images, text, and shapes. Learn about software printing tools that print standard pages into large posters of your infographic.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 77

10:00am

Instructional Alchemy - Blended Learning & Hybrid Courses
Learn an array of pedagogies and strategies for extending the reach of the classroom by creating customized blended learning experiences that leverage your individual classroom context not preset formulas or systems. Blended learning offers powerful possibilities for teachers and students but benefits both most when tailored to honor real-time classroom experience, was well as students choice and differentiated learning. Explore tools and techniques to deepen and enrich blended learning that build and extend existing practices.

Presenters
avatar for Fred Haas

Fred Haas

Technology Integration Coordinator, Hopkinton High School
Fred Haas is a technology integration coordinator at Hopkinton High School, where he has also worked as a teacher since arriving in 2006. He has taught a combination of traditional face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses. With over ten years of combined experience teaching in online and blended environments, he has developed courses in both contexts. Additionally, he has provided professional development in Hopkinton, as well as The Education... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 73

10:00am

Integrating Tech into K-2
Come learn about great free tools and projects that engage K-2 students in drawing, reading, writing, math and collaboration with their peers. Leave with ideas you can incorporate into your class tomorrow. Hands-on time provided for exploration as well as small group discussion, examples from students, and additional resources.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 74

10:00am

Makerspace on a Budget
In this session, a classroom teacher and a library teacher share our approach to designing a successful low-cost elementary makerspace and have participants engage with a makerspace challenge.

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avatar for Stephanie South

Stephanie South

Waltham Public Schools



Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 66

10:00am

Multimedia Engineering Curriculum
Learn about a free, NSF-funded engineering curriculum called Through My Window (TMW). A perfect integration of literacy and STEM, TMW includes the mystery novel “Talk to Me” which introduces engineering concepts like design and artificial intelligence; online, interactive, narrative-based engineering learning adventures; and an educator guide with hands-on enrichment activities.

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avatar for Isabel Huff

Isabel Huff

Outreach Coordinator, Through My Window
Isabel Huff is a @smithcollege graduate who works for @S_T_C_C as the Outreach Coordinator for @TMWorg, an innovative #engineering curriculum!

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 21

10:00am

One to One that Works for All
Implementing a one to one laptop program? Don't the particular opportunities and challenges for students with a variety of disabilities including those with specific learning disabilities (SLD). In this session, we will examine concrete steps that schools can undertake to help insure that one to one works for all students.

Here is a link to the presentation:
bit.ly/steinermasscue

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avatar for Adam Steiner

Adam Steiner

Technology Integration Specialist, Holliston Public Schools
Adam Steiner is a technology integration specialist for the Holliston Public Schools in Holliston, Massachusetts and a doctoral researcher at Boston College with a focus on curriculum, instruction, and technology. His research interests include assistive technology, universal design, and educational change. Prior to becoming a technology integration specialist, Adam was a high school social studies teacher for ten years. He is co-author, along... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 15

10:00am

Presentation Design Principles (and Smackdown!)
Want to create a simple, great-looking presentation for a conference or your school’s professional development? In this session you will learn some tried and true strategies that can be used in ANY presentation software. Then participants will be able to share their favorite tools in a Presentation App Smackdown!

Presenters
avatar for Dan Callahan

Dan Callahan

Instructional Technology Specialist, Burlington Public Schools
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Edcamp Foundation | | Adjunct Faculty in Next-Generation Learning, Antioch University New England


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 23

10:00am

Reinvigorate your Research Projects with Infographics
Are you tired of the old dull ways to present projects? Joins us as we journey through the world of infographics. Discover what makes an infographic an infographic, learn a process to help guide your students to create infographics and walk away with resources, ideas and sites. Reinvigorate your projects with infographics!

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Christy Callahan

Dale Street School
Reading Specialist grades 4-5

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avatar for Julie Lowerre

Julie Lowerre

5th grade teacher, Dale Street School


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 65

10:00am

Smashing your way to a Google Site!
Looking for a way to bring a variety of tools and activities into your classroom projects without losing focus on your curriculum content? Participants will see how one middle school teacher is using the Google Suite and moviemaking to scaffold a variety of activities to bring about a project where students are collaborating and interacting with each other to deepen learning.

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avatar for Ken Bogacz

Ken Bogacz

Digital Learning Specialist, Westford
Ken is currently a middle school Digital Learning Specialist for the Westford Public Schools. He strives to promote the use of technology in new and innovative ways often looking at using common tools in uncommon ways. Ken has a wealth of experience as a high school teacher, vocational technical shop teacher, special education teacher, elementary classroom teacher, and technology integrator. In his spare time, Ken can be found in a wood shop... Read More →

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level Mezzanine South East side

10:00am

Step Up The SAMR Model for iPad
For elementary level teachers as well as trainers. Do you believe learning needs to be differentiated, active and relevant for teachers as well as students to make learning stick? PreK- grade 4 classroom teachers as well as trainers will walk away with easy to implement ideas for the classroom and an effective PD model for more meaningful use of iPads.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 68

10:00am

Teachers Take The Lead with PD
Tired of a one size fits all model for professional development? This workshop will help you return to your district with an innovative, teacher-driven model for professional development.

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avatar for Alice Crowley

Alice Crowley

8th Grade Math Teacher, Nantucket Public Schools/Cyrus Peirce Middle School



Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 16

10:00am

Tell Me About It!
Digital Storytelling about kids' art. What do you want people to notice? What problems did you solve? Show us! Using iPad Apps to share student artwork and reflections on the Web.

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barbara gordon

Art Teacher, Alcott Elementary School


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 76

10:00am

Touchcast video productions: Create, collaborate and innovate!
Touchcast is a free (iPad) app for video production and an excellent tool for PBL; it combines creativity, collaboration and digital storytelling with features like a teleprompter, green screen, vApps, and more. Participants will play with the app and brainstorm ways to use it in their schools.

Presenters
avatar for Laura Gardner

Laura Gardner

Teacher Librarian, Dartmouth Middle School
Laura Gardner, a National Board Certified Teacher in Library Media, is Teacher Librarian at Dartmouth Middle School in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. Laura was awarded the School Library Journal (SLJ) School Librarian of the Year Co-finalist Award in 2016 and is a 2016 Touchcast Ambassador. She tweets at @LibrarianMsG and you can follow her library on Instagram at @DMSLibrary366. She is also MassCUE's Social Media Ambassador. All her students... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 14

10:00am

Twenty-Two Teaching Tools you can use Today!
Join us for this hands-on, interactive teacher productivity session! Whether you are a an administrator, technology director, technology integration specialist, classroom teacher, network administrator, library media specialist, or IT staff, you will leave the session with new technology tools that will help you be more productive in your everyday work!

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avatar for Karen McGrath

Karen McGrath

Board of Directors, Secretary, MassCUE
Instructional Technology & Library Media Services Department Chair, Sandwich High School & STEM Academy | MassCUE Board Member, Secretary | Development and Outreach Committee Chair | SIG SCITT Co-Chair

Presenters

Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 72

10:00am

Using IPads to Amplify Learning
Explore ways to incorporate technology, progress along the SAMR continum and facilitate higher order thinking and creativity. Participants in this workshop will explore powerful ways that iPads can be leveraged to personalize learning, create content independently, and share student voice in diverse ways. Bring your iPad for hands-on fun!

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avatar for Robyn McKenney

Robyn McKenney

K - 5 Tech Coordinator, Waterford Public Schools
I am a K-5 Technology Coordinator at Waterford Public Schools in Connecticut. I have a Master’s in Education Technology and has worked at the Elementary, Middle School, High School, and District Level. Currently I work with teachers and students to facilitate the purposeful integration of technology throughout the elementary curriculum. I am passionate about leveraging technology to transform learning environments, provide opportunities... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Whitney Wadecki

Whitney Wadecki

Teacher, Waterford Public Schools


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 62

10:00am

Using Technology to Maximize Collaboration and Effect with a Shared Teaching Model
Learn to maximize the use of technology tools to collaborate, communicate, and teach well. Our team of fifth grade teachers has embarked on a successful shared teaching model at fifth grade. Our use of a wide variety of tech tools has enabled us to blend, personalize, and target learning to meet the needs of all students. We look forward to sharing our strategies and ideas with you, and we also look forward to hearing about your related ideas and efforts.

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avatar for Maureen Devlin

Maureen Devlin

5th Grade Teacher, Wayland Public Schools
I'm an elementary school teacher of 31 years. I'm passionate about guiding children towards development of essential skills, confidence, self awareness, and happiness. I enjoy new ideas and the integration of wonderful new and traditional tools, strategies, and learning experiences to make elementary school education engaging, meaningful, and effective. I consider participation in events such as the MassCUE conference a true bridge to... Read More →



Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 71

10:00am

Live from...A Massachusetts Landmark - Millis Public Schools
Live from Massachusetts! Combining digital & media literacy, research skills and MA social studies, students chose and investigated a favorite landmark, scripted a persuasive pitch, and used green screen to "sell" their landmark "live" on location.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

10:00am

Mindstorm Lego Robotic Creations - Andover Public Schools
Stop by our booth to see innovation in action as students show you how they created their Robot with the Mindstorm Legos Program. In order to be successful, students use the Engineering Design process as they problem solve throughout their nine- week Engineering course.

Presenters

Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

10:00am

Open Ended Maker Projects - Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School
Come learn from our Innovation Lab 6th graders as they discuss last year's projects. Students used Sphero robots, MinecraftEDU, and Tinkered to solve specific problems.

Presenters
avatar for Jared Perrine

Jared Perrine

Director of Innovation, Technology, and Digital Learning, Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School
Jared Perrine is the Director of Innovation, Technology, and Digital Learning at the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School. He is the Coordinator of the school’s Adventure Club and Innovation Lab and co-founder of RunBoston Running Tours. He is a proud board member/committee member of MassCUE and a board member of METAA (state chapter of CoSN). He also has his Massachusetts CTO certification (based on CETL) and is a 2015 MassCUE Pathfinder... Read More →


make jpg

Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

10:00am

Producing a School News Progam - Hampton Public School
Envision creating an innovative school program that recognizes student achievements, shares classroom learning experiences, and highlights the diverse activities a school offers. This CueKid session will help you become familiar with what you’ll need to get started creating a news program at your school. 

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

10:00am

Walpole High School Television Production - Walpole Public Schools
Walpole High School recently began a collaboration with the town's public access group. This has allowed for the installation of a new control room and upgrade to the school's facilities.Please come and see examples of our efforts and share in ideas that are helping our students learn, work with and enjoy today's technology.



Presenters

Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

10:00am

Critical Consumption: Peeling Back the Truth About Bananas - St. John's Prep, Danvers
See how sixth graders practiced critical thinking and viewing skills in social studies as they conducted digital research on tough issues within the banana industry. Explore the students' multimedia projects that "show what they know," including: a blog, infographics, podcasts, videos, slideshows and even a virtual banana plantation.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Global Ed Area

10:00am

Global Ties Forge Student Action - Sharon Public Schools
Students from Sharon Middle School will explain the impact of their connection to the Zabuli Center in Afghanistan. Through the year they connect via videoconferences, discussing issues that impact them. This connection has resulted in our students becoming passionate and articulate advocates for the need for girls' education around the globe.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Global Ed Area

10:00am

Solutions Abroad - Sandwich Public Schools
7th grade students were inspired tohelp people obtain clean drinking water in Africa after reading "A Long Walk to Water" and participating in an author Skype session. Come hear about what they learned and how they helped solve this global problem by taking the Iron Giraffe challenge.

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Presenters

Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Global Ed Area

10:15am

Inspiring the Next Generation of Inventors with littleBits
Learn how littleBits is changing the classroom with their collection of easy to use electronic building blocks. littleBits is on a mission to democratize hardware and engineering. They believe anyone and everyone can be an inventor. littleBits is a great way to engage students with STEM and STEAM curriculum in the classroom. All the while students are having fun inventing and creating projects to build the world they want to live in.

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avatar for HUB Tech

HUB Tech

HUB Tech is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum partner and holds several MA State approved contracts (ITC47, ITS53, ITT50, and OFF40). We have proven experience supporting hundreds of schools and universities, cities and towns, and state agencies throughout Massachusetts. We offer highly skilled IT services on 4 levels: Computer Hardware Solutions, Network & Mobility Solutions, Service & Support, and Managed Services. One Company... Read More →

Presenters
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Portia Price

Channel Account Manager, littleBits


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:15am - 10:45am
HUB Zone North East Club Level

10:15am

Google Educator Level 1: Boot camp
Limited Capacity full

The session focus will include information about the Google certification program; how to register and a high level of what people need to know complete the Google Educator Level 1 exam.There will also be a deep dive into some of the lesser used tools, Participants should have a good understanding of the basic tools such as Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms.

Free professional development sponsored by CDW-G

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avatar for CDW-G

CDW-G

CDW-G is a leading provider of technology solutions to education customers. The company features dedicated account managers to help districts choose the right technology for their needs. Solutions architects offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its engineers assist districts with implementation and management of those solutions.

Presenters
HM

Heather Monks

Instructional Technology Specialist, LogicWing Inc.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:15am - 12:45pm
Red Level 25

10:15am

Next Generation Interactive Technology
Clear Touch Interactive Panels provide the ideal choice for schools looking to implement a long-term, affordable, and sustainable classroom technology solution.   With a proven reputation for quality and a full range of technical capabilities, Clear Touch interactive displays are the next generation of classroom technology.   You are invited to see how this product will benefit your teaching experience! 

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avatar for Ockers Company

Ockers Company

Ockers Company has been in business for over ninety years. We provide Technology, Audio-Visual Products and Infrastructure Cabling to K-12 School Districts. We currently hold four Massachusetts state contracts.
avatar for Clear Touch Interactive

Clear Touch Interactive

Clear Touch Interactive provides interactive technology solutions that helps educational institutions to Interact Differently.

Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:15am - 12:45pm
Red Level 29

10:15am

Power-Up Your Maker Mindset
Limited Capacity full

Join us for a fun filled, action packed, hand-on session of creating, tinkering, hacking, and making. Come and experience how maker activities can ignite student engagement, inspire critical thinking, and foster meaningful opportunities to learn 21st century skills (without ignoring common core standards!) Attendance to the workshop is limited to first 60 attendees.



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Wednesday October 19, 2016 10:15am - 12:45pm
Red Level 81

11:00am

HP Blended Reality
This session is designed to help you understand HP’s focus and commitment on STEM+ educaton as well as to learn more about HP’s new “Blended Reality” solutions an how they could help students as they look for possible STEM+ careers.

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avatar for HUB Tech

HUB Tech

HUB Tech is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum partner and holds several MA State approved contracts (ITC47, ITS53, ITT50, and OFF40). We have proven experience supporting hundreds of schools and universities, cities and towns, and state agencies throughout Massachusetts. We offer highly skilled IT services on 4 levels: Computer Hardware Solutions, Network & Mobility Solutions, Service & Support, and Managed Services. One Company... Read More →

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Brian Doyle

Partner Business Manager, HP Inc.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
HUB Zone North East Club Level

11:15am

Connecting Classrooms to the World
Class doesn’t have to be confined to the four walls of the classroom anymore. Powerful communication tools like Skype, Google Hangouts and more can connect your students to other cultures and viewpoints as well as give them access to experts in your field and virtual field trips. Includes great, thorough digital handouts. Learn how to use these free tools to turn your class global!

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avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Keynote Speaker, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin ’14), a PBS LearningMedia... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level Mezzanine West side North

11:15am

EEM - Education Enterprise Management
EEM - Education Enterprise Management - is consolidating your SIS/LMS/Web Sites/Teacher Portals/SPED/Educator Growth/Dashboard Analytics/Behavior etc... - in a Student-Focused system built on one Database with a clean, clear User Interface driven by a secure, permission-driven software that saves teacher time and saves the district resources that can be applied to teaching and learning. Imagine having to pay for only one system and being able to get the information you need to the people who need it it real time!

EEM allows for permission-based access so users in the system are granted rights to see/edit information ONLY where they have been granted permission. By consolidating the important Student learning and support information in one system, districts can configure their own path and timeline to EEM. MIDAS provides the tool set and the ability, and forms the partnership so districts can choose their best approach to student-centered learning and analytics.

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avatar for MIDAS Education

MIDAS Education

With the MIDAS Data Analytics System, all of your district’s data — from grades, attendance, and state reporting to assessment analytics, automatic scheduling, and professional development ROI — is stored in one system, accessible from anywhere through a simple, intuitive interface. Visit us to learn more about EEM--Education Enterprise Management.

Presenters
avatar for Monty Hitschler

Monty Hitschler

Director of IS & Tech, Town & Rockport Public Schools
Director of I.S. & Technologies, Rockport School District
avatar for Mike Montgomery

Mike Montgomery

k-12 I.T. Support, Rockport Public Schools
I.S & Technology Lead, Rockport School District


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 69

11:15am

Implementing Online and Blended Learning Programs: A Panel Discussion Hosted by The Virtual High School
Foxborough Regional Charter School, Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, Hopkinton High School and Hanover High School will share their motivation for selecting online and blended learning to support their educational goals. The right online or blended learning initiative can build students’ 21st century skills, supplement a school’s curriculum, and give schools a competitive edge. A well-planned initiative also provides teachers with tools and resources they can use to improve student experiences in their face-to-face classrooms. This session will provide school leaders with high-level guidance for implementing online and blended programs that benefits teachers, students, parents, and school districts.

Today, the power of technology provides students with the opportunity to go beyond their classroom walls, to explore courses not offered and provide them with 21st century skills that will prepare them for a successful future. The addition of online and blended courses requires clear planning and specific policies in order to ensure success. Our panel will present examples and a framework for successful online program implementation.

The Virtual High School (VHS) will act as the session moderator and will discuss and answer general online and blended learning topics and will deliver questions to the panel members as needed.

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Jim Dachos

Director, Educational Partnerships, The Virtual High School


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 13

11:15am

Case Study: Using video to enhance education at Lowell Public Schools
A year ago Lowell Public schools implemented the DEVOS visual education platform throughout the district.    In this presentation we will cover the facets and benefits of using live and on-demand streaming video in public schools to enhance education and improve communications between students, teachers, and the community.  

Jim Chordas, Discover Video, will discuss the  uses cases of the DEVOS system for delivering live video morning announcements and Educational TV channels to classrooms, providing news via digital signs in common areas,  and integrating recorded videos into courses.  

Jack Pinard, Educations Program Coordinator for Lowell schools will be in attendance and available to answer any questions and provide insight. This session will be interactive with live demos.

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avatar for Pro AV Systems

Pro AV Systems

Pro AV Systems is New England's Leading AV Integrator, founded in 1999 by husband-and-wife team Kim and Les Bishop, after they saw a clear need for a company in New England focused on innovation, design-engineering and customer service. By focusing on these fundamentals, Pro AV has evolved into the large, full-service company it is today.

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JC

Jim Chordas

Discover Video


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 79

11:15am

Demystify Math (We are all math people)
How many times have you heard… I am not a math person. I am not good in math.

Imagine if you could provide every student with math practice at just the right level to drive growth. What would students achieve? Attend this engaging session to learn how Renaissance can help you energize  your math classroom, build student confidence, and boost growth:

 





  • Build a strong foundation for student math achievement



  • Tailor instruction and practice to each student’s specific needs



  • Use focused practice to develop students’ automaticity and fluency




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avatar for Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning is a leading provider of cloud-based assessment and teaching and learning solutions that fit the K12 classroom, improve school performance, and accelerate learning.

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Carolyn Denny

National Academic Advisor, Renaisssance Learning
Educator & National Academic Advisor, Renaissance


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 28

11:15am

Everyone Can Code
Technology has a language. It’s called code. And we believe coding is an essential skill. Learning to code teaches you how to solve problems and work together in creative ways. And it helps you build apps that bring your ideas to life. We think everyone should have the opportunity to create something that can change the world. So we’ve designed a new approach to coding that lets anyone learn, write, and teach it.  In this hands-on session we will be sharing the following resources so that you can provide this experience to your students:  
  • Swift Playgrounds—a free app for iPad for first-time coders that provides a complete set of Apple-designed lessons that make getting started fun and interactive.  
  • The Swift Playgrounds: Teacher Guide—includes ideas for lessons and group activities that work in the classroom or in after-school programs.  
  • App Development with Swift—a Multi-Touch book that provides students with the tools, techniques, and concepts needed to build iOS apps from scratch using Mac. 
  • The App Development with Swift: Teacher Guide—designed for use with high school and college students who are new to programming, provides lesson activities, reflection questions, and journal prompts along with presentation tips. 

Relevant Links:
Apple Education
www.apple.com/education

Apple Teacher Signup
http://appleteacher.apple.com/signup

Everyone Can Code
http://www.apple.com/education/everyone-can-code/


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Presenters
MB

Matt Brooks

K-12 Education Development Executive, Apple Inc.
k-12 Development Executive, Apple Inc.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 22

11:15am

FileWave Endpoint Management for Windows, MacOS, iOS, & Android.
MA Account Manager (Rusty Clementoni) will take you through an overview of how FileWave has been simplifying Endpoint Management throughout Mass. and across the Country. Since 1992, FileWave has lead the marketplace providing education, enterprise, and government institutions around the world with enterprise level, multi-platform systems, and mobile endpoint management software to assist IT teams throughout the lifecycle process of imaging, deployment, management, tracking and maintenance. 

FileWave’s all-inclusive, highly scalable software solves the many challenges of managing a diverse and growing population of users, devices, and content by ensuring IT teams have a comprehensive solution that supports both client (desktop/laptop) and mobile devices across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.

FileWave has continued to provide MA Districts with a “TRUE” all-in-one IT Management console for Windows, MacOS, iOS, & Android. Districts today are not always “one-device-fits-all”, so why shouldn’t your software provide the same flexibility?

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avatar for FileWave Endpoint Management

FileWave Endpoint Management

FileWave allows IT, Curriculum, and other Administrators to take full control of their technology (Windows PC's, Mac OS X, Android, & iOS Devices) within a single interface. When it comes a having a complete systems management software, FileWave makes it easy! Image, Deploy, Manage, Maintain, Inventory.

Presenters
JC

Jerry Case

Systems Engineer Supervisor, FileWave (USA) Inc.
Systems Engineering Supervisor
avatar for Rusty Clementoni

Rusty Clementoni

Northeast Account Manager, FileWave
“Go Beyond Managing Devices and Engage Your Users” Since 1992, FileWave has lead the marketplace providing education, enterprise, and government institutions around the world with enterprise level multi-platform systems and mobile endpoint management software to assist IT teams throughout the lifecycle process of imaging, deployment, management, tracking and maintenance.  FileWave’s all-inclusive, highly scalable software... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 31

11:15am

Google Admin Console Best Practices and Deployment Tips
In this session we will go over the Google Apps Admin console and recommended settings, best practices and deployment tips and resources.

Co-presenters
avatar for CDW-G

CDW-G

CDW-G is a leading provider of technology solutions to education customers. The company features dedicated account managers to help districts choose the right technology for their needs. Solutions architects offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its engineers assist districts with implementation and management of those solutions.

Presenters
DA

David Andrade

K-12 Education Strategist, CDW-G


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level Mezzanine South East side

11:15am

How Public Schools can Reduce their Exposure to an Ransomware Attack
Many New England Schools and towns have been hit with ransomware attacks over the past 24 months. These type of attacks are increasing at an alarming rate. When infected, an organization’s data is encrypted and is charged a hefty ransom before they release/ unlock your data .    In the next 45 minutes you will learn:


  • How these attacks work

  • Why Schools & Towns are perfect targets

  • How you can protect your school from an attack

  • Q& A’s     


Today’s cyber threats pose significant risks due to the highly organized nature of attacks. And the digital tools used in the classroom are all subject to vulnerabilities that can be targeted. Hackers are highly organized professionals with vast networks who are able to precisely target unsuspecting victims including schools, faculty and students. With over 300,000 new threats every day, Schools need advanced threat protection to combat threats like Ransomware, and maintain compliancy with Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).   During our talk Kaspersky will examine what the threat landscape means for School Administrators, and the actions Technology Directors need to take to predict, prevent, detect and respond to threats and keep their schools secure. 

Free Tools for Schools to share with Parents: 
http://free.kaspersky.com/         
A great endorsement by AV-Test on Kaspersky’s Safe Kids solution: http://usa.kaspersky.com/about-us/press-center/press-releases/2016/Kaspersky-Safe-Kids-Awarded-Coveted-AV-TEST-Certification-for-Parental-Control.aspx

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avatar for Whalley Computer Associates

Whalley Computer Associates

Founded in 1979 by and for Educators, WCA is an exceptional technology sales and service organization that partners with educational institutions to reduce their costs and enrich the student, faculty and staff’s learning environment while enhancing student performance through technology.

Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Blue Level 19

11:15am

Look at that Shiny New Toy!!! A Review of Things to Consider Before Purchasing an LMS.
K-12 education has become a vibrant marketplace for technology and software products. Many districts are investigating implementation of a Learning Management System (LMS) to better manage their digital instruction practices.

Districts considering this option shouldn’t be rushed. An LMS involves much more than just adding another piece of educational software to your infrastructure. Join us for a discussion on how a properly integrated LMS impacts teachers, students, parents, administrators, and data managers.

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avatar for Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus

Infinite Campus is a comprehensive, Web-based K-12 student information system (SIS) with real-time access to administration, instruction, communication, curriculum, reporting and analysis, data warehousing functionality and more. For more than 20 years, Infinite Campus has successfully implemented its solutions for customers of all sizes.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 63

11:15am

Personalize Your Professional Development
Looking to increase the relevance of your professional development? Want to ensure you're making the most of the technology you have access to? YOU CAN! All with resources included in your MASSCUE membership through a new partnership with Atomic Learning! Join us and see how this powerful Professional Learning Platform can support you and the teaching and learning goals you have for your school.

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avatar for Atomic Learning

Atomic Learning

Education’s Trusted Training Solutions Provider: | Originally founded by educators, Atomic Learning understands the unique challenges schools, districts, colleges and universities face with technology, and is dedicated to providing high-quality solutions that help make meaningful use of technology to impact teaching, learning and life.

Presenters
avatar for Christine Jegers

Christine Jegers

Education Integration Specialist, Atomic Learning
I have spent 10 years teaching in K-12 classrooms, and 9 years in High Ed classrooms as both an instructor and as an administration. In those years, I have had extensive experience with professional development of educators. I have a Master's of Education in Teaching and Learning, and a post-Master's certificate in Gifted and Talented Learning. My current position has me both assisting specific customers with making the most of Atomic... Read More →



Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 26

11:15am

Transforming Independent Reading
Help transform Independent Reading by testing and discussing a prototype for an exciting new research-based app for Independent Reading! Motivate your students to read more with a reading fitness tracker personalized for their level and interests. Take the frustration out of keeping reading logs for your students and their parents – and for you, see at a glance which of your students need your special attention. See how data can enable you to quickly level your books and get the most out of your classroom library. Take the guesswork out of how to get your students to read more. And lose the busywork so you can spend your time teaching!

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avatar for LearnLaunch

LearnLaunch

LearnLaunch Institute catalyzes a community that drives innovation to transform learning and increase achievement. Our education innovation ecosystem mobilizes educators, entrepreneurs, learners, investors, and industry affiliates. As a nonprofit, the Institute offers learning opportunities, supports services, and a school pilot network.

Presenters
MR

Moxie Reader

Founder
President, Moxie Reader


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level Mezzanine West side North

11:15am

Action! How Movie-Making Engages, Motivates, and Transforms Learning
This interactive workshop is for all skill levels and focuses on how movie-making can be integrated into the teaching and learning process across disciplines and grade levels. Participants will learn about movie project planning, tips and tricks, and workflow options using a variety of devices and apps.

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Presenters
avatar for Jennifer Trombino

Jennifer Trombino

Instructional Technology Specialist, Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough
Jennifer Trombino's 20 years in education has focused on integrating curriculum and instructional technology as a classroom teacher, technology coordinator, and instructional technology specialist. In the Northborough and Southborough Public Schools, she is co-developing a digital literacy curriculum and she is coordinator for the district’s K-12 Digital Literacy Leaders Team. Jennifer is a Google Certified Trainer and has developed and... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 24

11:15am

AP Computer Science Project-Based Learning Project
This presentation will demonstrate how a real world application can be used as a 3-4 week project-based assignment in the A.P. Computer Science curriculum. Students are given a series of assignments to code a mini student information system database. Through completing this project students learn many of the important parts of the Java language and the basic concepts of object-oriented programming languages. Handouts describing the project and how the basic concepts of computer science, such as information hiding and abstract data types, are handled within the project. Participants will also be given all assignments and completed project code. Upon completion participants will have a complete project-based assignment package that can be used to enrich student understanding of the required concepts in AP Computer Science. 

Presenters
avatar for Mark Burkholz

Mark Burkholz

Director of Technology, Mathematics Teacher, Lawrence Academy
I have been the Director of Technology and math and computer science teacher at Lawrence Academy in Groton, MA since 1991 and I was a New York City school mathematics teacher for 10 years from 1984-1983. In addition, I was a software engineer at AT&T’s Bell Labs from 1984-1991. This is the third year that I have flipped my classroom and this year I have most of my math department teachers creating screencasts and two teachers are flipping their... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 65

11:15am

APP INVENTOR 2: FREE, FUN, AND EASY!
An introduction to App Inventor 2, for those with no experience with App Inventor, and those who have used the prior version, and want to learn the newest version . I'll demonstrate how easy it is to set up an account and get started. I'll share examples of student-created apps and useful resources for educators and learners. I'll review changes from the prior version to the new version, to help prior users to transition. Participants will have an opportunity to create a simple app, using their laptop, and then use their app on their Android smartphone or tablet.  If you don't have an Android device, you can still test your app.  HERE ARE THE SETUP INSTRUCTIONS:  http://appinventor.mit.edu/explore/ai2/setup.html

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Michael Englander

Computer Science Teacher, North Attleboro High School
I have been teaching computer science for more than twenty years. I also teach AP Computer Science Principles, Computer Graphics, and Web Page Design. I am also a community college professor.



Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 62

11:15am

Building a Work Environment for the Digital Age
This workshop will contain two presentations about motivation and building a task management system including the best digital applications for each that can be utilized for both the teacher and student. Attendees can create their own work environment with the aid of the presenter.

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Tara Gauthier

Instructional Technology Teacher, Shrewsbury High School


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 19

11:15am

C.B. in the C.M 2.0
Come see how Chromebooks are used in a 1:1 classroom at a 6th grade level. The children are engaged in every lesson where each child participates in the instruction! Programs that are used in instruction include: Peardeck, Nearpod, Quizizz, KaHoot, Socrative, Google Apps, Google Classroom and many, many more! This presentation will have an interactive component using Pear Deck.  This Google Slide presentation can be accessed by clicking here. It has also beed added as a PowerPoint as well. 

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avatar for Erin M Fisher

Erin M Fisher

Technology Integration Facilitator, East Bridgewater Public Schools
6th grade math and science teacher. I run trainings here at the middle school for teachers with both Smart Notebook software and Google Apps in the classroom. I've attended Masscue in the past as a presenter.



Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 75

11:15am

Classroom Research with Technology
How can teachers prepare students to produce high-quality research? You will be introduced to a model being developed between a high school librarian and instructional technologist. The collaborative endeavor began after inquiry-driven teachers opened their classrooms to lessons on digital literacy, electronic research methods, and innovative projects rooted in technology.

Please visit http://www.whslibrary.org/classroom-research-with-technology to view the presentation and access the free resources! 

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avatar for Natalie Skovran

Natalie Skovran

Technology Instructional Leader, RSU14- Windham High School


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 14

11:15am

Creating a Live Stream School Radio Station
Learn how to start a new school radio station filled with student music compositions, streaming music, podcasts, sports broadcasting and more. Participants will learn how to create an online streamlining radio account and how to divide responsibilities within the student leadership.

Presenters
avatar for Anthony Beatrice

Anthony Beatrice

Music Teacher/Technology Integration Coordinator, Pentucket Regional High School
Aside from District-Wide Technology Integration Coordinator, I am the leader of the Pentucket Music Conservatory within the Pentucket Regional School District. Our music department recently became an official Massachusetts Innovation School and has a three year strategic plan to help foster career pathways in the music industry and gain more musical participation from our non-traditional music students. We begin the new school year introducing... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 76

11:15am

Design the School of the Future
In this hands-on session, we will collaborate to create an ideal school for the future from three diverse perspectives - physical space, curriculum & pedagogy, and professional learning. Whether you are a school administrator, a division head, or a technology advocate, come contribute your ideals to see what could be possible.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 10

11:15am

Digital Citizenship - Experience Lessons from the Student POV
Be the student as you participate in interactive lessons on digital citizenship exploring online safety, cyberbullying, and fair use. Attendees will also learn how The Meadowbrook School implemented its K-8 curriculum, watch videos of lessons in action, and receive Meadowbrook’s online resources for building a school-wide Digital Citizenship program.

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avatar for Jonathan Schmid

Jonathan Schmid

Director of Innovation & Technology, The Meadowbrook School of Weston
Jonathan Schmid is the Director of Innovation & Technology at The Meadowbrook School of Weston, Massachusetts . He has worked at schools in the United States and Europe, and has presented at numerous conferences. Having taught students ages 1-12 from over 50 nationalities, he has seen the difference technology can make in the lives of students.

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avatar for Mike Scafati

Mike Scafati

Teacher - Technology, Film, Social Studies, The Meadowbrook School of Weston
Mike is a Common Sense Education Ambassador for digital citizenship who teaches technology, filmmaking, and drama at The Meadowbrook School of Weston. Mike co-developed, implemented and now runs Meadowbrook’s K-8 digital citizenship curriculum and has presented on it nationally and regionally. He is a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. Mike spent ten years in technology marketing and leads the social media efforts of his school. He... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 21

11:15am

Dueling Clouds? O365 & GAFE
Cloud-based Office 365 and Google Apps for Education incorporate opportunities for promoting important 21st Century skills such as critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. Presenters identify the value of each platform for personalized learning, student engagement, blended learning, and online professional development providing valuable strategies to bridge the cloud divide.

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Carol Holzberg

Director of Technology, Greenfield Public Schools
Presenters from the administrative team at Greenfield Schools all have 25+ years in education and are committed to creating a dynamic school system, rich in technology supports for students, teachers, and administrators on a moderate budget.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 74

11:15am

Easy Ways to differentiate in the classroom using Google and Chrome apps and extensions
There are so many tools available that it can be overwhelming and time consuming for teachers. More and more teachers are using Google apps for Education. We will guide teachers in how to use the simplicity of Google and Chrome apps and extensions to easily differentiate classroom instruction. We will share really easy ways that teachers can utilize Google apps for education to enhance instruction in their classroom and examples from across curriculum and grade levels

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avatar for Joanne Najarian

Joanne Najarian

Director of Digital Learning, Andover Public Schools
Technology Education, 4Cs, Blended Learning and Online Learning


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 17

11:15am

Get Real: Authentic Tasks in the 21st Century Classroom
If the last day of school is supposed to look like the first day of the real world, and with so much emphasis on college and career readiness, how can teachers shift their practice to include a series of engaging, real-world tasks? Within our BYOD-centered classrooms, we are helping our students meet the standards while equipping them with skills they will use for the rest of their lives. We'll share our vision for a classroom that promotes passion-based learning, real-world assessment and authentic response. 

@cjgosselin
@msbethhughes 

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avatar for Beth Hughes

Beth Hughes

English Teacher, Wakefield Memorial High School
Beth, dual-certified in English and math, found her true home in the high school English classroom two decades ago. With a Master's in Curriculum Design & Instruction from Eastern Nazarene College (as well as 60 additional credits from varying colleges and universities), she is a strong advocate for lifelong learning. Beth has been active in designing and piloting the BYOD Initiative (now in its fourth year) at Wakefield Memorial High School... Read More →

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avatar for Chris Gosselin

Chris Gosselin

Digital Learning/Media Specialist, Wakefield Public Schools
Chris is the Digital Learning/Media Specialist for the Dolbeare and Walton Elementary schools in Wakefield, MA. Chris received his B.A. in English Literature from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT and his M.A. in Teaching from Simmons College. Chris is an active member of the Wakefield Public Schools digital learning team, and collaborates regularly with colleagues to enhance student learning using technology. Before taking on the role... Read More →



Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 68

11:15am

Global “App”eal in Art & Music
Discover how to use iPads in elementary art & music to create integration projects that tie in Literacy, Math, and Science Come see what we have done, how to app smash, and the free apps we use. Finally we will create a project together in this informative, hands-on session. BYOD please.

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avatar for Pamela Perron

Pamela Perron

3-5 Art Teacher, Westford PS
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/perronart/

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avatar for Kristin Lampros

Kristin Lampros

PreK-5 Music Teacher, Westford Public Schools


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 61

11:15am

It's All About the Question
Students get frustrated when they hear the teacher say "What do you think?" or, even worse, "There is no correct answer." Online resources and technology-based strategies can enhance the skills of questioning and critical thinking, allowing students to realize that education isn’t just about getting the answer right.

Presenters
avatar for Ellen Gammel

Ellen Gammel

English teacher, Fitchburg High School


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 70

11:15am

Leadership in Blended Learning
Are you leading a school-wide 1:1 Digital Learning transition? Come and learn about the MassCUE Leadership in Blended Learning Program which offers a proven job-embedded professional learning experience to prepare principals and their leadership team to lead a blended learning transition in their school. Teams accepted into the program, are guided through a planning process to produce a roadmap for their school.  

Program Description: The program, developed by the Friday Institute, is delivered as a 60 hour blended course made up of FIVE Modules or Sessions. Participants will be led by experienced practitioners from the Commonwealth who have been trained by the Friday Institute staff. Selected school teams who are accepted into the 2nd cohort of this program, will be guided through a planning process to produce a Roadmap for Leading a Digital and Blended Learning Transition in their school. Each module will have online pre-work and post work to complete

The Program Goals include:
* Developing a shared vision for blended and personalized learning
* Leading an effective blended and personalized learning transformation
* Building a strong teaching workforce
* Fostering a school culture that supports blended and personalized learning.

The Program will go Deeper than a Traditional Professional Development Course because ...* it is Job Embedded, so the activities and the planning are immediately applicable to your school;* it sets aside the Time needed to make a Comprehensive Plan;* it provides access to Data Collection Tools to drive decisions;* it Connects Participants to a diverse group of principals and districts across the Commonwealth and the Nation;* it is based on a proven professional learning program. 

Cohort 2 will begin in January, 2017.  Applications are being accepted now!
Come and learn from Cohort 1 members and their facilitators!

Important Dates:
Applications are Due by December 17th  Information Session will be at the MassCUE conference on March 19th from 11:15 AM - 12:10 PM
  • Session 1: Defining Blended Learning, Saturday, January 14th, 2017

  • Session 2: Creating a Culture for Blended Learning, Saturday, February 11th 2017

  • Session 3: Shifting Teaching and Learning, TBD

  • Session 4: Supporting Teachers Through Professional Learning, TBD

  • Session 5: Implementing and Sustaining Blended Learning - TBD

All face-to-face classes will be held on a Saturday from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM  

Location will be selected once applicants are selected so as to find a central location to the participants.


Presenters
avatar for Grace Magley

Grace Magley

Director of Digital Learning, Natick Public Schools
"Grace Magley, M. Ed. (Facilitator) Grace is a Blended Learning Specialist and the Director of Digital Learning for the Natick Public Schools. Natick is a 1:1 Laptop Learning district in grades 8-12 and has implemented blended learning models district-wide to personalize learning for student success. Grace sits on the board of directors for MassCUE and the TEC Connections Academy Virtual School (TECCA). As an adjunct professor at Framingham State... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 15

11:15am

Meeting Student Learning Needs in both the School Library and Technology Lab
Attendees will learn about a variety of lessons happening in both the library and computer lab. How I use a green screen, iPads, Discovery Education board builder, QR codes and other tools to maximize learning, integrate technology and facilitate access to new learning. Collaborative lessons and student work products from grades 1, 2, and 3 will be shared.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 67

11:15am

Personalized Project Based Learning - Your Family in History
This hands on session will give you everything you need to develop your own personalized project based learning project. By making use of free and low cost resources, your students are able to conduct authentic research that takes them back in time and personally connects them with their ancestors and US History. This project also provides opportunity for your students to share out their research and new found skills with their families an the community.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 72

11:15am

Putting “joy block” into the schedule: Project Based Learning in Elementary Math
This workshop will demonstrate how technology and project based learning can support the Standards for Mathematical Practice in an elementary classroom. Participants will leave with elementary project ideas and resources that can be tailored to individual classrooms.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 66

11:15am

Road Trip
Collaborate and create an interactive Google Map with us. Our theme of the day, “Favorite Places.” After collect and enter data into a Google Sheet or or Form we will each build a MyMap of our own. Our interactive online map will include text, links, place markers, images, and videos.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 77

11:15am

Scrumming UDL in the classroom
Choice has been shown to increase intrinsic motivation, so finding ways to increase executive function skills, motivation to learn and allowing students to take control of some aspects of their learning - Scrum protocol layered over a UDL designed course. Here's a chance to learn about how to apply these methods in your classroom.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 60

11:15am

SPEDucational Tech
Come see strategies and techniques that are redefining the ways that we (SLP and Learning Specialists) are helping our struggling students with a tech twist. We are mixing things up to improve executive function & oral communication skills in ways to engage our students in a journey of 21st century learning.

Co-presenters
avatar for Tracy McGarry

Tracy McGarry

Learning Specialist, Norton Middle School
I am an 8th grade Learning Specialist at Norton Middle School. I love organization! Happy to answer questions regarding special education, executive functioning or keeping your students organized.
avatar for Jennifer Skowronek

Jennifer Skowronek

Grade 8 Special Ed Teacher, Norton Middle School
I LOVE technology and I really love coming up with cool ways to use technology to enhance the experiences of my students.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 30

11:15am

Ten Tools & Trends that will Amaze and Inspire You
A fast-paced session that’ll tickle your geeky side and delight the teacher in you. Includes: easy-to-use virtual and augmented reality resources, classroom uses of small robots and friendly drones, cool new tools and apps. The term “Electronic Constructivism” was coined by this presenter who believes it’s all about good teaching.

Presenters
avatar for Maureen Yoder

Maureen Yoder

Professor, Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
I am on the faculty of Lesley University in the Educational Technology Masters degree program. I teach a course titled "Emerging Technologies" to inservice educators. I've been coming to MassCue since we used 300 baud modems!


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 18

11:15am

The Ever-changing Role Of The Digital Learning Specialist/Instructional Technologist
The success of a district's digital learning strategy rests heavily on the skill set of its digital learning/instructional technology specialists and tech-savvy classroom teachers. This presentation will analyze gaps, growth areas and describe one district's process of defining goals and addressing barriers and reviewing the specialization of skills.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 71

11:15am

Transforming Teaching & Learning with Microsoft Classroom & OneNote Class Notebook
If you are using or plan to use Microsoft Office 365 this presentation is for you. We will demonstrate the use of Microsoft Classroom and OneNote Class Notebook. You will leave with resources to help you discover the power of Classroom and OneNote Class Notebook and how it can transform the way you organize and teach your students.

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avatar for Lynn Wiegel

Lynn Wiegel

Director of Technology, North Attleborough Public Schools
MassCUE Board Member | Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert | Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer

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Sandra Hastings

Library Media Specialist



Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 23

11:15am

Write a Successful MassCUE Grant!
Do you have an innovative idea for using classroom technology with your students?  But you need some $$ to get the project going?  Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) is a non-profit organization that offers competitive grants, up to $3000, for student-centered projects. Learn how simple it is to write and submit a successful MassCUE grant application. Find out how to write the grant according to specific criteria, see models of other innovative project ideas, and brainstorm a project or lesson you want to develop further.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 16

11:15am

Selecting Digital Content and Curriculum
The foundation of this session will be the Guide to Selecting Digital Content and Curriculum that the Center for Digital Education developed in partnership with the US Department of Education with support from McGraw Hill. Superintendents will receive a link to the guide and the PowerPoint so that they may use these resources in their respective district.

Superintendents will be introduced to the recommended processes for transitioning to a digital curriculum within their districts while still utilizing print materials. We will cover how to get started with the visioning for this transformation including which stakeholders should be included. We will also talk about how to select high quality digital content and how to prepare teachers and leaders for this transformation. Dr. Ray will also address competency based criteria (using iNACOL's work) and social emotional learning criteria (using CASTLE's work) when selecting materials and how not to overwhelm schools with these implementations.

 

Upon conclusion of this session, superintendents will know how to develop and implement a plan for digital content and curriculum that supports competency-based learning while addressing SEL. 

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Kecia Ray

Dr. Kecia Ray

Executive Director, Center for Digital Education
Dr. Kecia Ray is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Education and also serves as Chair of the ISTE Board of Directors. She is recognized for her work in digital literacy assessment, learning environments, online and blended learning nationally and internationally. She also serves as adjunct in the graduate school of education for Johns Hopkins University. 


Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:15am - 1:15pm
Red Level 20

11:45am

ShoreTel Connect - Unified Communications for Education
ShoreTel Connect is the next Unified Communications solution for Government and Education.  ShoreTel Connect is not just a Telephone System or Instant Messaging or Conferencing or Mobility – It is all of these features and more in a complete solution that will allow teachers, administrators and support personnel to interact effortlessly in whatever manner they choose from wherever they are. Come learn how ShoreTel can help you Connect. 

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avatar for HUB Tech

HUB Tech

HUB Tech is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum partner and holds several MA State approved contracts (ITC47, ITS53, ITT50, and OFF40). We have proven experience supporting hundreds of schools and universities, cities and towns, and state agencies throughout Massachusetts. We offer highly skilled IT services on 4 levels: Computer Hardware Solutions, Network & Mobility Solutions, Service & Support, and Managed Services. One Company... Read More →

Wednesday October 19, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm
HUB Zone North East Club Level

12:00pm

Lunch
Come join us for a buffet lunch in the Keynote area.   You may come anytime during 12:00 and 1:45. 

Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Keynote Area

12:20pm

Firsthand History: Accessing and Using Digitized Primary Sources for Research from the Library of Congress
The Library of Congress has a massive collection of digitized primary sources available for teacher use, from photographs of jailed suffragettes and disenfranchised child workers to recordings of the first jazz songs ever recorded to videos of early protest marches to pamphlets discouraging the entrance of early immigrants into the country. Once upon a time, to see these incredible items, you had to travel to the Library of Congress, otherwise you were gazing at secondhand photos, reprinted content, and textbook renditions. The Library of Congress has begun the process of taking their colossal collection and digitizing it so now history is available at your fingertips. But how can you access it? How can you make the best possible use of these sources?

Join this session to see how you can access these amazing treasures to use in your library or classroom to make history come to life. This session is great for library media specialists, classroom teachers, administrators, and technology integration specialists!

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Red Level 11

12:25pm

Leading & Learning with Google Edu's Greatest Hits
Here is a collection of favorite features, tips and tricks from GSuite ~ aka Google Apps for Education.   

With so many applications and programs connected to Google's 1 login and password, many features go unnoticed, unknown and/or underutilized unless you stumble upon them or someone points them out.  

In this hour of power, I highlight what I think make the 'greatest hits' list in the past year.  Included are tips for gMail, Calendar, Keep, Form AddOns, Docs, Sheets, Search, Draw and more.  The objective is that you will leave with useful things you can put to use immediately.

Session resources may be found here:  https://goo.gl/zakLAt   

Sign in here

goo.gl/AM9Z3T  

Presenters
avatar for Allison Mollica

Allison Mollica

Educator & Global Trainer, AppsEvents USA Director
Allison Mollica has a background in both business and education with a M. Ed. (Technology in Education) and an Advanced Professional Certificate (Online Teaching) from Lesley University.   Currently a Virtual Instructor at NH’s Virtual Learning Academy (a public 100% online school for grades 6-12), Allison has spent most of her 20 years in education helping teachers employ strategies using technology to create rich and engaging... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level Mezzanine West side North

12:25pm

PBS LearningMedia 101
“What’s PBS LearningMedia?” Come and see what you’re missing. We’ll demonstrate the basics of PBS LearningMedia, a co-production of WGBH and PBS, in this hands-on guided session. We’ll model how to log on, search, save, and share resources drawing on this FREE site’s over 125,000 video clips, lesson plans, images, student modules, etc. And, we’ll expand the conversation to include examples of how your colleagues use media to introduce, reinforce and differentiate learning. Door prizes!

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avatar for WGBH

WGBH

PBS LearningMedia™ is a free supplemental curriculum service featuring short video clips, lesson plans, interactive activities, images, etc. Sign up is free and easy. PBS LearningMedia is a co-production of WGBH and PBS.

Presenters
avatar for Carolyn Jacobs

Carolyn Jacobs

Senior Manager, Training and Educator Engagement, WGBH Education


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 13

12:25pm

Automate Student Registration
During this interactive session, attendees will learn about SRC’s award winning suite of applications that are being used by districts across Massachusetts to collect clean data, boost efficiency and eliminate all of the paper involved with student registration and cumulative folders. Registration Gateway integrates with many leading SIS’s and is SRC’s flagship product which was voted a District Administration Top 100 Product in 2014 and 2015.


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avatar for SRC Solutions Inc

SRC Solutions Inc

SRC Solutions works with many MA school districts to provide online registration and electronic cumulative folder solutions. SRC’s Gateway Suite of products integrate with many leading SIS's and our flagship product, Registration Gateway was voted a District Administration Top 100 Product in 2014 and 2015. | | Please visit our booth to learn more!

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Will Baldini

Account Executive, SRC Solutions Inc
Automating student registration and digital student records.
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Matt Newman

Director, Client Relations, SRC Solutions


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 31

12:25pm

Best Practices For Implementing Lexia Reading Core5 in your Literacy Classroom
Lexia Reading Core5® is the most comprehensive technology-based reading skills program available, supporting students of all abilities in grades pre-K–5. Join us and learn how Lexia Reading Core5 provides a structured, sequential approach and ongoing progress monitoring to help differentiate instruction to meet rigorous state standards. In this conference session and panel discussion you will:
· Hear best practices from a panel of educators and learn how students across MA closed the reading gap
· Learn how local educators have benefited from their use of Lexia Reading Core5; including blended learning models
· Discover how Lexia’s norm-referenced assessment system presents student data in a simple format that supports teacher effectiveness and drives student gains in proficiency
· Learn about an implementation model that helps teachers dramatically reduce the amount of time they spend testing, and supports greater teacher effectiveness by simplifying the process of data-driven, differentiated instruction. This approach has been shown to help two-thirds of high-risk students to completely close the reading gap in less than one year

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Tristan Egan

Regional Manager, Northeast | Lexia Learning
avatar for Lexia Learning

Lexia Learning

Over two million students use Lexia’s research-proven approach to explicit, personalized learning of foundational reading skills. This scalable, technology-based system predicts students’ year-end performance, delivers norm-referenced performance data without interrupting instruction to administer a test, and provides teachers data-driven action pl

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Doug Meyer

Implementation Manager | Lexia Learning


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 69

12:25pm

Build a Collaborative Classroom and Increase Productivity using OneNote
Want to go paperless? Looking for a way to revolutionize your teaching and learning? Experience the power of Microsoft OneNote! A free tool that takes digital notebooks to the extreme while keeping everything together on all of your devices. Organize, create, and collaborate anytime anywhere with text, audio, video, files, digital ink, and so much more!

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avatar for CDW-G

CDW-G

CDW-G is a leading provider of technology solutions to education customers. The company features dedicated account managers to help districts choose the right technology for their needs. Solutions architects offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its engineers assist districts with implementation and management of those solutions.

Presenters
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Kyle Calderwood

Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer, NCCE


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level Mezzanine South East side

12:25pm

Digital Signage in Schools
Dave Bishop from Pro AV Systems will show you the ins and outs of using digital signage in your school.  You’ll see how simple it is to get up and running with signage software, integrate Twitter, Google calendars and docs, and even live feeds.  Using Spinetix Elementi Software he will create a simple program utilizing many different features that are popular in schools today.  

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avatar for Pro AV Systems

Pro AV Systems

Pro AV Systems is New England's Leading AV Integrator, founded in 1999 by husband-and-wife team Kim and Les Bishop, after they saw a clear need for a company in New England focused on innovation, design-engineering and customer service. By focusing on these fundamentals, Pro AV has evolved into the large, full-service company it is today.

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DB

Dave Bishop

Pro AV Systems


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 79

12:25pm

iCan with iOS: Supporting All Learners
Students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD have average to above average intelligence and can function extremely well in learning environments, when provided with the tools to do so. Built-in iOS features support learning for all of the unique and individual children we have the opportunity to educate. This session will focus on specific iOS features, including apps and strategies, that support reading comprehension, speech/oral expression, written expression and organization, time management & planning. Come explore the rich set of accessibility features Apple devices offer and how you can customize them to help diverse learners succeed. Learn ways to integrate them into activities, student projects and your classroom instruction.  

Relevant Links:
Apple Education
www.apple.com/education

Apple Teacher Signup
http://appleteacher.apple.com/signup

Everyone Can Code
http://www.apple.com/education/everyone-can-code/


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avatar for Jenny  Grabiec

Jenny Grabiec

Director of Instructional Technology, The Fletcher School
Jenny began her teaching career as a third grade teacher in New York State. Selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013, Jenny has spent the past five years working primarily with iPads in education. Jenny is currently the Director of Instructional Technology at The Fletcher School, a K-12 school in Charlotte, NC for students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD. Here she had the privilege of leading a one-to-one iPad/Mac... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 22

12:25pm

Leveraging Technology to Transition to Digital Learning in Math
Research has shown that when students believe that their efforts and perseverance are central to their academic growth, they develop a sense of motivation that leads to their success. During this session, participants will be introduced to TenMarks, a comprehensive mathematics solution designed by teachers to support instruction, reinforcement, personalized learning, and student motivation. They will learn how these tools support student success and inspire “growth mindset" by closing the feedback and intervention loops, and by providing comprehensive problems to build mathematical thinking skills.

The need for schools to leverage technology is greater than ever. TenMarks, a web-based math practice and differentiation program, provides a scalable solution that is deeply aligned to the new standards. We will share examples of how school districts have leveraged TenMarks to support their transition to digital learning.

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TenMarks

TenMarks improves student outcomes by enhancing instruction, engaging students, and supporting teachers in today’s diverse classroom settings. Personalized online math practice and enrichment programs help students learn at their own pace and get access to the help they need as soon as they need it.

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Tal Havivi

Director of Partner Development, Ten Marks


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 30

12:25pm

Products Igniting Edtech in Massachusetts
Are you dedicated to expanding access to learning that is engaging, personalized and effective? Do you believe that edtech is a critical component of achieving this vision at scale? If so, join this session to hear from entrepreneurs that are working to solve the biggest challenges facing educators today. During three minute ignite sessions, participants will hear from sixteen companies that are designing edtech products that help students and educators achieve success. Coding, 3D design, tech enabled competency-based education, writing, reading, grading, and storytelling products will all be explored. Want to learn more? Don't worry, you can stay after to learn more about individual products at the LearnLaunch Innovation Showcase. 

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LearnLaunch

LearnLaunch Institute catalyzes a community that drives innovation to transform learning and increase achievement. Our education innovation ecosystem mobilizes educators, entrepreneurs, learners, investors, and industry affiliates. As a nonprofit, the Institute offers learning opportunities, supports services, and a school pilot network.
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Eric Braun

Co-Founder / Adjunct Professor, 30hands Learning / Tufts University
Entrepreneur & Teacher, Lover of Collaborative Learning + Storytelling, helping make students + teachers feel successful & have fun in teams
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Angela Dell'Isola

Outreach and Content Manager, Story Shares
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Steve Herbst

Developer, Topical Storm
Founder, Topical Storm
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Josie Jordan

President, SchoolHack Solutions
President, SchoolHack Solutions
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Victor Karkar

Founder/CEO, scrible
CEO, scrible
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Kareena MacLeod

Founder/CEO, Aladdin
We'd love to understand the challenges you face with managing student information and how we can create an SIS that really supports your and your students success. | We've been leading innovation in SIS technology since 2010 and Aladdin is Ireland's #1 SIS. | Discover more at Stand 44 at the LearnLaunch Innovation Space. | Share your experience at our workshop on Flipping Student Information Systems @ 10am on Thursday. | Participate... Read More →
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Solomon Menashi

Einstein's Workshop
Business Development Manager, BlocksCAD
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Nikki Navta

CEO, Zulama
Zulama brings computer science education into middle and high school classrooms through fun but rigorous, standards-correlated game design products!
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Donald O'Malley

Associate Professor, Northeastern University and | Co-Founder, MazeFire LLC
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Moxie Reader

Founder
President, Moxie Reader
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Aaron Sherman

CEO, Storyboard
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Don Stewart

Author, Writing Whatever
Author, Writing Whatever

Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level Mezzanine West side North

12:25pm

Three Takeaways that you can apply in your District

  1. Enable Mobile Learning to Enhance the Classroom Experience

  2. Deliver to the promise of BYOD through software automation

  3. Learn that it is possible to eliminate the single OS-One device approach  (that is not sustainable YoY in your budget), with 21st Century solutions that leverage App Catalogs on Any Device

Schools are using mobile devices as a means to engage students in new and compelling ways, both inside and outside of classrooms. New teaching practices such as ¬flipped classrooms and blended learning that leverage the power of mobile devices and digital content empower teachers to create personalized learning pathways for each student, yet present challenges to classroom management and student safety. 

Students increasingly use mobile devices every day to access educational content, drive their own learning and collaborate with teachers, parents and other students, making device security and student safety paramount concerns. AirWatch® by VMware® enables next generation mobile learning by empowering schools to deploy, manage and secure mobile devices for safe classroom use. 

Configure applications and content suited for each student across device types, operating systems and deployment models to enable secure mobile learning environments. With AirWatch, track mobile assets, configure security policies, automate compliance settings and secure access to school networks. Enable mobile learning to enhance student engagement and transform the classroom experience for both teachers and students with AirWatch.

Come see us for a Demonstration of the latest Airwatch Release, Version 8.4
Learn about the latest features of this comprehensive solution that permits a unified app catalog and Single Sign On (SSO) for all users with the ability to manage risk, ensure compliance, and simplify operations.



  • Enroll devices in a school environment and configure device settings over-the-air

  • Easily manage internal, public, and purchased apps across managed devices

  • Enable mobile access to content anytime, anywhere, while protecting sesitive content

  • Gain insight into major platforms including iOS, OS X and Chrome OS devices

  • Configure devices to be used in the classroom using AirWatch Teacher Tools 


Whalley Computer Associates (WCA) is pleased to, once again, partner with Airwatch here at MASSCUE. As a Strategic Partner of Airwatch, WCA offers Airwatch Consulting Services that deliver value in the form of best practices when your deployment of Airwatch is underway.  Please see us and we’ll be happy to set up a time for a visit to assess your Airwatch business requirements.

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Whalley Computer Associates

Founded in 1979 by and for Educators, WCA is an exceptional technology sales and service organization that partners with educational institutions to reduce their costs and enrich the student, faculty and staff’s learning environment while enhancing student performance through technology.

Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Blue Level 19

12:25pm

Web Filtering PC, Mac, and Chrome
Content filtering for students is an essential part of keeping them safe from inappropriate websites and secure in their use of school resources and cloud-based learning opportunities. It’s also part of CIPA, and required for schools to be eligible for E-rate discounts.

In a workshop with plenty of opportunity for audience questions and participation, SonicWALL’s Alex NG walks through some of challenges to effective content filtering. What happens when students take their school-issued devices home, outside the firewall? Can schools apply the same level of protection to PCs, Macs, and Chromebooks? Alex will show how SonicWALL’s Content Filtering Service (CFS) and Content Filtering Client (CFC) answer these questions and more in the affirmative.

SonicWALL content filtering solutions are easy to manage, scalable, and cost-effective; you can control content filtering from your SonicWALL next-generation firewall, eliminating the need for additional hardware or deployment expenditures on a separate dedicated filtering server.

Attend this session to see how SonicWALL reduces the risk of your students going where they shouldn’t go, at the same time reducing your risk and liability.

Learn how SonicWALL can help reduce the cost of a firewall using Security as a Service Monthly offering and E-Rate are topics as well.

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Dell

SonicWALL network security solutions offer a strong security foundation with scalable networking and interconnected content-filtering solutions that span your school district systems. Our Content Filtering Service and Content Filtering Client keep you in CIPA compliance. SonicWALL network security solutions are eligible for E-rate discounts.

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Steven Neugarten

Regional Security Specialist, SonicWALL


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 63

12:25pm

Adventures in Other Realities
After trying different virtual reality apps, different brands of viewers, and different devices, I will report back on what I learned. We had various successes and failures. What about Augmented Reality? What about connecting to the International Space? I will relay our experiences, and ideas for the future.

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Christine Donoghue

Technology Teacher, Billerica Public Schools
Excited to attend the Christa McAuliffe conference today! I will be learning about grant-writing, Makerspaces, and Bee-bots!!!


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 68

12:25pm

Connecting the Classroom
Increase student engagement and learning using Social Media. Invite family, community members and global partners to connect with students’ work through Facebook, Twitter, ClassDojo, Seesaw & more. A brief overview of tools will be given, then participants may explore/set up a tool. Resources provided for promoting “Good Digital Citizenship.”

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Nancy Carroll

Grade 4 Teacher, Boyden Elementary
Striving daily to bring technology into the classroom in a purposeful way to enhance learning. Also, guiding my students as they begin their journey of becoming global learners through Mystery Location calls and other online connections. Must say I can't do without my PLN!


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 76

12:25pm

Creation+Stations= INNOVATION
Content-creation meets innovation. Innovate your space to facilitate Deeper Learning with interactive learning zones and maker spaces. Teach students to design and create greenscreen projects, QR codes, and Kahoots/Plickers quizzes. Challenge students to show (and archive) what they know by using BrainPop creation tools, Explain Everything and iMovie.

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Jed Stefanowicz

Teacher - Elem., Natick Public Schools
Third Grade teacher at Brown Elementary in Natick. Year 22! | Certified Educator/Ambassador: Google, BrainPop, Prodigy, Plickers


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 71

12:25pm

CueThink Math Buddies
This presentation details our experience connecting fifth and eighth graders as math buddies using CueThink an innovative, peer-to-peer program that structures math problem solving. The math buddies model successfully introduced new students and teachers to CueThink and improved eighth grader’s communication skills and confidence through purposeful leadership.

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Sarita Spillert

Implementation Specialist, CueThink
Sarita Spillert is a Boston based educator. After seven years as a middle school mathematics teacher, Sarita pursued a second master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education in Technology, Education and Innovation. While at Harvard, Sarita joined CueThink, a Boston-based EdTech startup, building a peer-to-peer application for Math problem solving. Working as an Implementation Specialist, Sarita focuses on best practices in... Read More →

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 24

12:25pm

Daily Tech in 3rd Grade
Two dynamic third grade teachers will lead you through a typical day in their classrooms with technology. From morning work with Quill and xtramath.org to math with Prodigy and TenMarks, as well as a variety of uses for Google Classroom, learn how to seamlessly integrate technology in the elementary classroom.

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Sarah Dahlheimer

Teacher - Elem., Bennett-Hemenway Elementary School
Sarah Dahlheimer is a grade 3 teacher at Bennett Hemenway Elementary school in Natick. Certified BrainPOP Educator, | Google Certified Educator, Plickers Ambassador

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Nina Laplante

3rd Grade Teacher, Natick Public Schools


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 65

12:25pm

Digital Approaches to Assessment for Learning: Formative Assessment
In this hands-on workshop, we will look at a variety of digital tools that make formative assessment quick and easy for teachers, some are even designed for a classroom with one computer and the teacher's phone. Bring a device and headphones!

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Julie Baudreau

Director of Digital Learning, Westford Public Schools


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 72

12:25pm

Duck Duck Google
Join us on a quacktastic adventure as we dive into Google Apps, Google Classroom, Google Earth and more! Using the classic, Make Way for Ducklings, ducks will paddle their way throughout the year assisting students with Google Drive, Classroom, Google Earth, Geo-caching, globe-trotting and more!

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Cheryl Phillips

Instructional Technology Coach, Saunders Middle School
Cheryl, an avid Washington Capitals Hockey fan, is an Instructional Technology Coach at Pennington School in Prince William County, Virginia, a Google Certified Teacher, Discovery Star Educator, Tech4Learning Innovated and NET*s Certified. Cheryl started as a classroom teacher having taught kindergarten, 2nd grade, 4th and 5th grade. Her instructional technology career has been going on fourteen years. Currently, Cheryl is with Saunders... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 70

12:25pm

Empower with MIT App Inventor
MIT App Inventor is an innovative beginner's introduction to programming and app creation using visual, drag-and-drop building blocks. Participants will learn how App Inventor is used in schools and resources that are available. Participants will also learn to create their own app in less than one hour!

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 74

12:25pm

From Bookroom to Makerspace: Our Yearlong Journey
In this session, participants will learn how we transformed an area of our library into a thriving elementary makerspace. We will share our knowledge on current research, experts in the field, obtaining staff and administrator buy-in, funding possibilities, creating the space, and purchasing options.

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Amy Gregory

Grade Five Teacher, Ipswich Public Schools
Twitter: @AmyGregory104


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 75

12:25pm

Hands On. Stop. Motion. Video
At this session we will look at examples of stop motion video projects to demonstrate and articulate science concepts, materials will be shared, and participants will have an opportunity to put together a video.

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Charlotte Corbett

Technology Teacher, Horace Mann School for the Deaf
STEM! Robots! Deaf Education, dual instruction, careers, post secondary opportunities with STEM and Robots.



Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 61

12:25pm

How to Host a Mini-Conference at Your School
When day-to-day school scheduling makes it difficult for teachers to collaborate, co-plan and learn from their colleagues, a mini-conference can make this all possible. Learn how to plan a mini-conference for your school, identify teacher presenters, and plan for post-conference follow-up to support teachers and celebrate their successes.

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avatar for Kerry Gallagher

Kerry Gallagher

Digital Learning Specialist, St. John's Prep
Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts and Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org in Palo Alto, California. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Kerry taught middle and high school history in Bring Your Own Device public schools for 13 years. She was best known for her paperless collaborative classroom model and has helped schools create student-driven... Read More →

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Julie Cremin

Digital Learning Specialist, St. Johns Prep
Julie is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John's Prep, a1:1 iPad school serving 1500 students in grade 6-12. She previously taught middle and high school history for 7 years, served as the Director of Curriculum for Amplify Learning, and was a curriculum writer and trainer for Teachers' Curriculum Institute. She has 13 years of professional development training experience, having worked directly with teachers across the country, as well as... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 14

12:25pm

Integrating Project-Based Computing
The Middle School Pathways in Computer Science project provides students, project-based computing experiences to encourage interest in computer science. Using MIT’s App Inventor, a block coding environment, students learn to make real apps on inexpensive android devices. Learn about our experiences in professional development, middle school curriculum development and implementation.

Come away with ideas and materials on how to integrate a short introduction to Computing for middle school aged kids! 

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Akira Kamiya

Teacher Learning Center Director, Medford Public Schools
Strong interest in Universal Design for Learning and how new developments in neuroscience can impact how we teach in this new age!


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 28

12:25pm

Learning Languages with Digital Storytelling
Digital Storytelling combines visual imagery with narrative, so it is a perfect medium for teaching and learning languages. In this workshop, we will explain ways to bring Digital Storytelling into the World Language, ESL or ELL classroom. We show some videos of what others are doing, and then get hands-on.

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avatar for Eric Braun

Eric Braun

Co-Founder / Adjunct Professor, 30hands Learning / Tufts University
Entrepreneur & Teacher, Lover of Collaborative Learning + Storytelling, helping make students + teachers feel successful & have fun in teams


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 60

12:25pm

LMS Rollouts - from Vision to Reality
This session will explore ways to rollout a Learning Management System. Learn how the "Vision Team" at Tri-County RVTHS is implementing the rollout of the itslearning LMS to achieve a 90% adoption rate among faculty. Participants are encouraged to share successes and struggles that they have encountered when implementing technology.

https://goo.gl/vuZFEM 

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avatar for Jenn Holmes

Jenn Holmes

Instructional Technology Integration Specialist, Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School
Jenn has been with Tri-County Regional Vocational High School as the instructional technology specialist for the past three years. She provides PD workshops, designs self-paced online PD modules, co-teaches, coaches and assists with lesson planning. Jenn helps teachers integrate a wide array of technologies including Google Apps, the Learning Management System, itslearning, ipads, mobile and desktop apps, and skype into the classroom to optimize... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 66

12:25pm

Ozobots: Classroom+Coding=Fun!
This session is designed to introduce educators to the smallest codable robot around! There will be an introduction to the Ozobot and how it works, and then participants will have the opportunity to play and discover with the Ozobots themselves. This tool is great for kids K-12.

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avatar for Sandy Lemon

Sandy Lemon

Grade 6 ELA Teacher at Kennedy Middle School, Natick Public Schools
iPads in the classroom, blended learning, project-based learning, technology and the common core, tips and tricks to help your classroom run more smoothly. Deeper Learning Framework and 21st century skills.



Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 16

12:25pm

PD Online & On-Demand
Have you ever learned a new skill in less than 10 minutes that you take and use right away? At Foxborough Public Schools professional development happens anywhere, anytime, on any device, and on your schedule using our Online Learning and Reference Center. Learn how FPS is re-framing professional development using on-demand, personalized learning modules.

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Julia Greenstine

K-12 Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment, Foxborough Public Schools
Julia is the Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment for Foxborough Public Schools. Julia began her educational career in North Carolina as a secondary English teacher. She has served as a curriculum facilitator, technology facilitator, district-wide literacy/curriculum specialist, and lead developer of a district-wide online learning professional development platform digitally encompassing 124 schools and over 4,000 teachers... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 26

12:25pm

Providing Effective Feedback for Digital Writing with Google Docs
Google tools can help you to thoughtfully integrate technology in the writing process and narrow the gap between school and real-world writing. Join us as we explore the powerful features of Google Docs, Add-Ons and Chrome Extensions to help students develop 21st century writing skills.

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Jennifer Judkins

Digital Learning Coordinator, Lynnfield Public Schools
Jennifer Judkins is a Certified Google Education Trainer, 2015 Lead PBS Digital Innovator & Technology Integration Specialist in the Lynnfield Public Schools District. She provides in-class support to teachers by helping to design and deliver meaningful lessons that incorporate technology. She is passionate about sharing with teachers and conducts on-going professional development for staff in Lynnfield as well as for area schools and... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 17

12:25pm

Quest for Innovation: Lessons Learned
Technology Educators interested in Design Thinking and Project Based Learning should visit this session. The focus here will be on the collaboration between the Meadowbrook School of Weston, the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School, and MIT. Take aways will be on the successes, failures, and resources amassed during the project.

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Jonathan Schmid

Director of Innovation & Technology, The Meadowbrook School of Weston
Jonathan Schmid is the Director of Innovation & Technology at The Meadowbrook School of Weston, Massachusetts . He has worked at schools in the United States and Europe, and has presented at numerous conferences. Having taught students ages 1-12 from over 50 nationalities, he has seen the difference technology can make in the lives of students.

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Jared Perrine

Director of Innovation, Technology, and Digital Learning, Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School
Jared Perrine is the Director of Innovation, Technology, and Digital Learning at the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School. He is the Coordinator of the school’s Adventure Club and Innovation Lab and co-founder of RunBoston Running Tours. He is a proud board member/committee member of MassCUE and a board member of METAA (state chapter of CoSN). He also has his Massachusetts CTO certification (based on CETL) and is a 2015 MassCUE Pathfinder... Read More →



Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 21

12:25pm

Shakespeare and the Silver Screen
Shakespeare can be alive and well in your class! Come view modern adaptations and hear from an ELA teacher and an Instructional Technology Specialist from Cambridge Rindge and Latin School on how they have perfected the pre- and post-production process with their students over the past four years.

Here is the slide deck.

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Nicole Hart

Instructional Technology Specialist, Cambridge Public Schools
I joined the Cambridge Public Schools in 2011, teaching media production classes at the Media Arts Studio. From there, I worked as the district's Media Technical Assistant before becoming Cambridge Rindge and Latin's first Instructional Technology Specialist. I obtained my MA and MFA degrees from Emerson College in Boston, studying media arts and documentary filmmaking. Check out my feature documentary, Losing LeBron, about the impact of LeBron... Read More →



Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 62

12:25pm

Social Media and Collaboration
In this workshop attendees explore how technology impacts collaboration among students. In particular, they will dig into how they can get students thinking about communication, empathy, authenticity, conflict, and the way that ideas spread via social media.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 67

12:25pm

Start Something That Matters
Explore the power of design thinking, technology, and networking to transform the content-area classroom into an incubator for student-driven social entrepreneurship. Participants will practice the design process and experiment with ways to start meaningful student-led businesses in their impact areas.

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Dan Ryder

English teacher, Mt. Blue High School
Improviser, design thinker, educator, co-author of upcoming "Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom" from EdTech Books | | Learning, thinking, doing, creating, laughing, dading, husbanding, podcasting, blogging, Tweeting, improvising, directing, exploding, imploding and www.wickeddecentlearning.com -ing


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 23

12:25pm

Teaching Humanities with Tech
This workshop for humanities teachers investigates use of technology for 21st century learners and instructors. Participants will learn how to incorporate open online resources and games into their lesson plans and units. Additionally, recommendations for student generated digital media products will be provided with a wealth of free, accessible sources.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 19

12:25pm

The Digital Writer’s Toolbox for Teachers Too
Learn tools and techniques to create a truly digital writer’s workshop in your classroom to support writing in English and any content area. Using a constellation of tools and apps, discover how to embrace the power of digital text and supercharge student literacies with greater breadth and depth.

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avatar for Fred Haas

Fred Haas

Technology Integration Coordinator, Hopkinton High School
Fred Haas is a technology integration coordinator at Hopkinton High School, where he has also worked as a teacher since arriving in 2006. He has taught a combination of traditional face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses. With over ten years of combined experience teaching in online and blended environments, he has developed courses in both contexts. Additionally, he has provided professional development in Hopkinton, as well as The Education... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 73

12:25pm

Tools and Resources for Developing Digital Learning Plan Audits
The session is designed for technology directors/specialists, educational administrators, and others who oversee the planning and implementation of digital learning plans and educational technology projects. Learn the basic three steps of setting up and conducting an audit using customized tools and data collection strategies.

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avatar for Jeff Sun

Jeff Sun

Director, Sun Associates
Jeff Sun, Director of Sun Associates, has over 25 years of experience working in education and technology. He has extensive experience administering large and small scale educational technology initiatives at the local, state, and federal project level. This work has related to K-12 technology integration, program evaluation, distance education, and socioeconomic research. He is the co-developer of a professional development program that... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 15

12:25pm

Upload and Transform Your Handouts!
Using Go Formative's "Upload and Transform" feature, we'll take your Word, PDF and paper resources and turn them all into interactive documents where you insert questions, pictures, video, even a whiteboard, and students respond - live!

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 10

12:25pm

“We Don’t Need No Stinking Badges”
From fitness apps to the Boy Scouts, there is strong science supporting the notion that “badges” can effectively increase motivation. This workshop will discuss how to structure a badging program (via GAFE) to foster camaraderie amongst faculty and competition between departments.

[Presentation link]

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avatar for Greg Mertz

Greg Mertz

Digital Integration Specialist


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 18

12:30pm

Easy Onboarding of All Devices Using Cloudpath
Managing todays WiFi Network access can be a daunting task. Various types of users and devices. Different networks and functions and all using pre-shared keys or other labor intensive methods of security. 
Cloudpath provides for hassle-free administration, complaint free connectivity and transparent security with an approach we call Set-It-And-Forget-It WiFi, using certificate-based onboarding to enable networks large and small to deliver WiFi simply and securely.  

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HUB Tech

HUB Tech is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum partner and holds several MA State approved contracts (ITC47, ITS53, ITT50, and OFF40). We have proven experience supporting hundreds of schools and universities, cities and towns, and state agencies throughout Massachusetts. We offer highly skilled IT services on 4 levels: Computer Hardware Solutions, Network & Mobility Solutions, Service & Support, and Managed Services. One Company... Read More →

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Russ Cook

Partner Account Manager, Ruckus Wireless


Wednesday October 19, 2016 12:30pm - 1:00pm
HUB Zone North East Club Level

1:00pm

3D Portfolio Creation Using Unity 5 - Mashpee Public Schools
Students from Mashpee Middle-High School will demonstrate how to use Unity 5 game design software to create interactive 3D portfolios that can viewed on a PC, Mac or Tablet computer. The portfolios will also be designed to be viewed with Oculus 3D Virtual Reality goggles.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

1:00pm

Creating TV News Programs at your School - Plymouth Public Schools
From an established award winning high school broadcasting program to a brand new elementary program, learn how students plan, film, edit, and report on current events. Plymouth Public Schools is bringing elementary, middle and high school students to provide you with the knowledge needed to create a successful TV show at your school.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

1:00pm

North Reading 'Change Team' - North Reading Public Schools
The North Reading High School Change Team & Technology Solutions Team will provide an overview of their projects from the past year. Projects will include introductory projects with the Rasberry Pi, Creating An App With App Inventor, Programming with Microsoft Visual Studio and Addressing Teacher Needs With Tech Help Videos.

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avatar for Joanne Coughlin

Joanne Coughlin

Digital Learning Specialist, North Reading Public Schools
Workshop presenter, iPad expert, Google Apps for Ed advanced user, and life long learner. Also, loves golf and the movies.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

1:00pm

Peer Recommendations Through Book Trailers - Barrington, RI
Students provide peer recommendations by creating book trailers using iMovie. The library teacher provides guidelines, the students choose books that matter to them, and students use technology to create movie-quality book trailers to get their classmates excited about books.

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avatar for Melanie Roy

Melanie Roy

Library Teacher, Barrington Public Schools
I am passionate about giving students choice and voice in the library. Students create book trailers to provide recommendations to their peers.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

1:00pm

Shrewsbury Student Innovation Team - Shrewsbury Public Schools
Students in the Student Innovation Team course at Shrewsbury High School will present Digital Citizenship videos they created to educate the high school community on various topics such as Distraction and Self Regulation. Students will be prepared to discuss their role in the development and creation of the videos. 

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Tara Gauthier

Instructional Technology Teacher, Shrewsbury High School


Wednesday October 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

1:00pm

Time Lapse Space Junk - Westborough Public Schools
This project combines many aspects of technology from cellphones and google drive to WeVideo. Students are able to collaborate in small groups about how best to visually answer three questions. Then the students film the visual answer and upload their answers to drive. Lastly, students put their videos into WeVideo and narrate the answer to the questions.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

1:00pm

From Research to Global Impact - Carlisle Public Schools
Learn how 6th graders in Carlisle, MA, used STORIFY to explore high quality digital resources through an inquiry-based course in Schoology to learn about the causes of poverty in Afghanistan, and how they took that knowledge and used it to make a tangible difference in the lives of Afghan girls.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Global Ed Area

1:00pm

Political Party: Political Community Engagement - Frontier Regional School District
Frontier Regional School teams up with Frontier Community Access Television biannually to produce a LIVE broadcast covering the national and local voting. The project includes a broad scope of technology tools. The project brings to the forefront age-appropriate discussion during a historically significant event in our nation.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Global Ed Area

1:15pm

Essentials for Google
 Barracuda's Essentals for Email Security protects your organizaton with comprehensive, scalable and affrdable mult-layer security and archiving whether you use on-premises email like Microsof Exchange, or a cloud-based productiviy suite like Google Apps for Work or Education.

Email contiues to be a primary communicaton channel and thus is also one of the most frequently exploited threat vectors. Email-borne data breaches, data leaks, business disruptions aswell as compliance and litgaton searches cost money and reputatin.  

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HUB Tech

HUB Tech is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum partner and holds several MA State approved contracts (ITC47, ITS53, ITT50, and OFF40). We have proven experience supporting hundreds of schools and universities, cities and towns, and state agencies throughout Massachusetts. We offer highly skilled IT services on 4 levels: Computer Hardware Solutions, Network & Mobility Solutions, Service & Support, and Managed Services. One Company... Read More →

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Joe Crehan

Systems Engineer, Barracuda Networks


Wednesday October 19, 2016 1:15pm - 1:45pm
HUB Zone North East Club Level

2:00pm

Windows on Chromebooks? You Can Do it With Citrix
Moving to Chromebooks doesn't mean you have to leave Windows behind - or that you have to work on two different computers.  Citrix can deliver Windows applications and virtual desktops to Chromebooks and accessing them can be as easy as logging into your Chromebook.  Whether you've already moved to Chromebooks and are dealing with that last Windows application or wondering if you can use Chromebooks at all, Citrix can help.  

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HUB Tech

HUB Tech is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum partner and holds several MA State approved contracts (ITC47, ITS53, ITT50, and OFF40). We have proven experience supporting hundreds of schools and universities, cities and towns, and state agencies throughout Massachusetts. We offer highly skilled IT services on 4 levels: Computer Hardware Solutions, Network & Mobility Solutions, Service & Support, and Managed Services. One Company... Read More →

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Andrew Schmidt

Senior Solution Center Engineer, Citrix


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:30pm
HUB Zone North East Club Level

2:00pm

Agency by Design: The promises, practices and pedagogies of maker-centered learning
Jessica will share research findings on the benefits for students of maker-centered learning along with an educator framework developed through the action research strand of the Agency by Design project. Those who are familiar with or brand new to the ideas of the Maker Movement, maker-centered learning, and design-focused learning are all encouraged to attend. Agency by Design is a multi-year research initiative from Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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avatar for Jessica Ross

Jessica Ross

Senior Practitioner Researcher, Project Zero
Jessica Ross is a senior practitioner specialist working on the Agency by Design research project, a project investigating the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning. Jessica was a founding team member of the Global Learning Charter Public School, where she taught grade 5-8 humanities for ten years.  In her classroom practice, Jessica incorporated several Project Zero frameworks including Teaching for Understanding... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level Mezzanine West side North

2:00pm

MA Business Educators Association
Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 29

2:00pm

Building a Robust Networking Infrastructure
Not too long ago, children were educated in the home, either by their parents or, if they were fortunate enough, by tutors. In those days, as an Agrarian Society, the classroom in larger towns was often a farm house.

Today, we see new technologies emerging that offer the promise of educational transformation. With the capability to provide students with anytime/anywhere learning, collaboration between peers and devices and access to online resources, whether it be an iPad or Chromebook, a Laptop or Smartphone, school systems are rushing to provide every student with a mobile device for learning through 1:1 and Bring Your Own Device Initiatives. But without reliable and manageable connectivity, these technologies often fail to fulfill the promise.

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard company, can help provide this connectivity. During this session we will discuss how we can provide the infrastructure that becomes the reliable nerve center of your network. To assist with management, we provide software solutions that that can manage access and provide real-time information on the state of the network, how it is being used and how it can be best administered to maximize its effective use in the classroom.

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John Lemansky

Systems Engineer, Aruba a HPE company


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 30

2:00pm

Classroom of the Future in Action
How and why one school upgraded all of their classrooms with new technology.  With their projects and Smartboards hitting the end of their lifecycle, Gann set out to reimagine the classroom technology. The key goals were flexibility, unchaining the teacher from the front of the classroom and taking advantage of BYOD. The solution is a combination of wireless projection, teacher 2 in 1 tablets with a digital pen, and Office 365.

This presentation will include the decision process, pilot program, integration and a presentation from a teacher on the classroom in action. Alex Somers Lahr, a math teacher from Gann Academy will present the classroom in action portion.  She was also a leader on the pilot team.

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Whalley Computer Associates

Founded in 1979 by and for Educators, WCA is an exceptional technology sales and service organization that partners with educational institutions to reduce their costs and enrich the student, faculty and staff’s learning environment while enhancing student performance through technology.

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avatar for Alexandra Somers Lahr

Alexandra Somers Lahr

Math Teacher/Mentors Coordinator, Gann Academy
Past Experience: Math Teacher, Columbia High School (Maplewood, NJ); Math Lead Teacher and Instructional Coach, Chelsea High School (Chelsea, MA) | | Personal statement: As a reflective practitioner, I strive to differentiate math instruction and therefore reach every learner. Utilizing all the technology available to me in this highly connected world helps me do that. I also want to educate the entire child, which means I want students... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 19

2:00pm

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom
Telling stories is who we are as humans; a key part of literature, history and how we frame the events that take place around us.  This workshop will cover using storyboards to tell stories, create graphic organizers, and provide examples across ELA, history, math and science.  No prior knowledge required. 

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LearnLaunch

LearnLaunch Institute catalyzes a community that drives innovation to transform learning and increase achievement. Our education innovation ecosystem mobilizes educators, entrepreneurs, learners, investors, and industry affiliates. As a nonprofit, the Institute offers learning opportunities, supports services, and a school pilot network.

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Aaron Sherman

CEO, Storyboard


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level Mezzanine West side North

2:00pm

Document Camera Hacks – The Document Camera Reinvented
HoverCam document cameras and Flex software are packed with features. This session will cover some of the best ways to get the most out of your HoverCam: scanning and saving images; recording videos – for presentation, lessons, or flipped classrooms; capturing experiments with motion trigger and time lapse image capture; and more.

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Pro AV Systems

Pro AV Systems is New England's Leading AV Integrator, founded in 1999 by husband-and-wife team Kim and Les Bishop, after they saw a clear need for a company in New England focused on innovation, design-engineering and customer service. By focusing on these fundamentals, Pro AV has evolved into the large, full-service company it is today.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 79

2:00pm

Employing Effective Strategies for Analyzing, Interpreting, and Leveraging Student Assessment Data
School districts are looking to better measure academic achievement through the use of assessment data while reducing the amount of testing students are facing in their classrooms. This can be accomplished by giving educators specific analytical frameworks, activities and protocols, supported best by a partner with experts in the field of education and data analysis.
Participants will learn how to effectively:





  • Turnkey specific data-driven protocols and activities to various staff members throughout the year to more effectively measure student performance  



  • Create cut-scores on local assessments to MCAS/PARCC performance levels, and create relevant and applicable target growth scores for different student achievement bands and teacher growth targets 



  • Effectively measure test quality (reliability and predictive accuracy)  



  • Effectively leverage assessment data more effectively for labor-intensive processes




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avatar for LinkIt!

LinkIt!

LinkIt! provides data warehousing, custom analytics and assessment solutions in all grades and subjects. We can store/analyze all third-party data (MCAS, PARCC, MAP, STAR, iReady, etc.) as well provide a platform for creating/authoring, delivering (print/online), scoring and analyzing your own assessments.

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avatar for Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

Director of Educational Programs, LinkIt!
Matt joined LinkIt! in January, 2016. Matt’s focus at LinkIt! is managing client implementations, customer support, professional and product development, as well as leadership training throughout the New England states. Matt looks forward to using his extensive experience to help school districts use LinkIt! to measure, support and improve student achievement and teacher effectiveness. Matt is also excited to continue his work as... Read More →



Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 31

2:00pm

Empower Teachers and Drive Student Growth with the best-in-class K-12 Education Technology Platform
Learn how your district can leverage the best-in-class k-12 education technology platform to increase efficiency and deliver an engaging experience for administrators, teachers, students, and parents. The PowerSchool unified digital classroom allows your district to save time, money, and resources by providing a comprehensive solution that encompasses all of your K-12 technology needs from your student information system to registration, gradebook, instruction, and assessment. Attendees will explore how having the right tools drives student growth, empowers teachers, and engages parents.

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PowerSchool

PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12, serving more than 40 million users, 15 million students, and 70 countries around the world. We provide best-in-class, secure, and compliant online solutions, including student information systems, registration and school choice, assessment and analytics, and special education ma

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Rich Safton

Regional VP of Sales, PowerSchool


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 19

2:00pm

Empowering Educators to Leverage Blended Learning Programs
In general, it is difficult for schools to implement blended learning programs with fidelity due to barriers that occur at the district, school, and classroom levels (Horn, Gu, & Evans, 2014). This session presents an implementation service approach, developed by Lexia Learning, that involves administrators at school and district levels as part of professional learning, which research has found to be essential to stronger implementations (Franey, 2015). Attendees will learn about different continuous improvement models in education (Park, Hironaka, Carver, & Nordstrom, 2013), used by Lexia as a method of capitalizing on data to inform instruction, promoting strategies that improve student usage and progress, and developing systems for year-long sustainability of implementation at both the leadership and educator levels. In small groups, participants will engage with one another and reflect on how each level of staff (administrators, reading and curriculum leaders, and classroom educators) contribute to implementation quality in their schools. Topics will include the role of leadership in setting specific goals, methods for monitoring progress towards goals, and communicating expectations for implementations with various school audiences.

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Lexia Learning

Over two million students use Lexia’s research-proven approach to explicit, personalized learning of foundational reading skills. This scalable, technology-based system predicts students’ year-end performance, delivers norm-referenced performance data without interrupting instruction to administer a test, and provides teachers data-driven action pl

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Doug Meyer

Implementation Manager | Lexia Learning
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Rachel Schechter

Director of Research. Ph.D.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 69

2:00pm

Get to Know Minecraft
Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. Get a peek into how your classroom and curriculum can transform through game-based learning.

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CDW-G

CDW-G is a leading provider of technology solutions to education customers. The company features dedicated account managers to help districts choose the right technology for their needs. Solutions architects offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its engineers assist districts with implementation and management of those solutions.

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Kyle Calderwood

Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer, NCCE


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level Mezzanine South East side

2:00pm

Hands On Minds On: Enhancing Literacy Learning with iPad
How do you duplicate yourself as a teacher? How can students demonstrate subject knowledge? With the use of an iPad teachers are able to personalize instruction for every child. iPad empowers children to be able show what they know. The possibilities are endless to create and share work with iPad. This session led by Apple Distinguished Educator, Mauri Dufour will include hands on activities using apps like ExplainEverything, Book Creator and Do Ink. You will experience leaning through the eyes of a student while learning new ways to customize learning for all students.   

Relevant Links:
Apple Education
www.apple.com/education

Apple Teacher Signup
http://appleteacher.apple.com/signup

Everyone Can Code
http://www.apple.com/education/everyone-can-code/


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Mauri Dufour

Apple Distinguished Educator


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 22

2:00pm

Integrate to consolidate: It’s not sharing data, its’ about improving communication
Communication plays an increasingly important role in education. Make sure your community gets the important information where, when, and how they need it. By integrating your communications channels together, leveraging a combined data set and providing a unified experience to your parents, you can do more with less. That’s what we call Community Engagement - optimized!

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Blackboard

Blackboard offers K-12 solutions for teaching & learning and communications. We’re combining content and services in new ways to help you reimagine digital learning and communication.

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Dane Dellenbach

Sr. Product Manager, Blackboard
Husband 2 stunning wife with 4 great kids. | Invented of the ParentLink App & K12 social media manager Sociability. | Founder of #K12PRchat on Twitter. | Enjoy Golf, Baseball (all sports really) & Constructive Arguments


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 63

2:00pm

A Better View of Your Data
Weston Public Schools has been implementing a powerful and flexible Data Visualization Tool in our district for the past year.  Using Tableau and its integration with our student information system (Infinite Campus), we have been putting our data to use for purposes ranging from macro analysis of demographics and assessment scores to day-to-day management of custom attendance policies.  In some cases, we have replaced paper documents with more versatile digital versions, and in others the very availability of data visualization has inspired new and different uses whose only analogy had been extensive legwork by our faculty and staff.  The road hasn't been easy, and was not without false starts and revisions.  Join us to discuss the strengths and challenges of embracing data visualization in your district.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 20

2:00pm

ABC's and 123's - QWERTY Keyboarding Refreshed
Get your 4th and 8th graders ready in time for the first round of testing.  Get everyone (K- Adult)  keyboarding!  Incorporates skills needed for digital learning as well as compiter based testing and CCSS.

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avatar for Gaby Richard-Harrington

Gaby Richard-Harrington

Technology Integration, Assistive Technology, and Consultant, Strategy 2 Design / Northampton Public Schools
...left handed, right brained, well, maybe whole brained, athletic, creative, multitasker, lifelong learner... entrepreneur... and willing to stand up to bullies! | | I have worked as an Instructional Technology and Assistive Technology Specialist at the Elementary, Middle School, and High School levels for the past fifteen years. I am always looking for ways to engage students in lessons rooted in constructivist theory and pedagogy. I have a... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 73

2:00pm

AppInventor; Engineering and Design
The Engineering and Design Process is applied to the AppInventor program, where students brainstorm real world problems and solutions. The invention, or prototype is an App that can be in the form of a game or other creative application.

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Anne Sullivan

Teacher, grade 5, North Attleboro Schools
Programming computers at as early an age as possible transforms our students from simply being computer users, into a new and vital future of becoming computer programmers.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 62

2:00pm

Critical Creativity
In this session, participants will explore how creative endeavors from sketchnoting to soundtracking, blackout poetry to digital color palettes can lead to deeper learning and understanding of content area learning. Imagination is the only prerequisite.

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avatar for Dan Ryder

Dan Ryder

English teacher, Mt. Blue High School
Improviser, design thinker, educator, co-author of upcoming "Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom" from EdTech Books | | Learning, thinking, doing, creating, laughing, dading, husbanding, podcasting, blogging, Tweeting, improvising, directing, exploding, imploding and www.wickeddecentlearning.com -ing


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 23

2:00pm

Curricular Project-Based Learning
3. Witness products of Digital Aged Teaching and Learning at its best. Join teachers and students as they share several content driven projects. Explore ways to integrate current technology into the existing curriculum with constructivist learning and the maker movement. Take away ideas in science, social studies, math and more.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 70

2:00pm

De-mystifying Snapchat
In this differentiated workshop, participants of all comfort levels will get hands-on with Snapchat. Whether you want to learn what Snapchat is, share your experiences with Snapchat, and/or learn how it can play a role in the 21st Century classroom, this session is for you. Presented by Kerry Gallagher, Chris Gosselin and MJ Linane.

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Kerry Gallagher

Digital Learning Specialist, St. John's Prep
Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts and Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org in Palo Alto, California. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Kerry taught middle and high school history in Bring Your Own Device public schools for 13 years. She was best known for her paperless collaborative classroom model and has helped schools create student-driven... Read More →

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Chris Gosselin

Digital Learning/Media Specialist, Wakefield Public Schools
Chris is the Digital Learning/Media Specialist for the Dolbeare and Walton Elementary schools in Wakefield, MA. Chris received his B.A. in English Literature from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT and his M.A. in Teaching from Simmons College. Chris is an active member of the Wakefield Public Schools digital learning team, and collaborates regularly with colleagues to enhance student learning using technology. Before taking on the role... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 26

2:00pm

Exploring Digital Science Notebooks in an Elementary Classroom
Are you interested in exploring how digital notebooks can be used in an elementary school classroom? Come to this workshop to see how two elementary classroom teachers have been using apps such as Book Creator to document student learning. You will be given time to do some of your own exploring, so bring an iPad and get ready to be inspired to implement digital notebooks in your elementary classroom!

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Anna Winchell

2nd Grade Teacher

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Andrea Darisse

3rd Grade Teacher, Woodland School, Weston


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 18

2:00pm

Frog Blog: Connecting Teachers, Students & Frogs
In this workshop, participants will be able to view how Kindergarten students communicate their observations about wood frog tadpoles and collaborate with other students and teachers about their findings by using a blog. The teachers utilize video, still photos, and student work to help share data about the growth of the tadpoles in their classrooms.

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avatar for Christie Wyman

Christie Wyman

Kindergarten Teacher/Grade Leader, Weston Public Schools
I am a full day Kindergarten teacher. I love technology and am always looking for ways it may enhance and support my teaching, rather than drive it.

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susan cohen

Teacher, Weston Public Schools
I am a kindergarten teacher who loves using technology in the classroom.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 25

2:00pm

Go Global: Digital Connections
Connecting our students with peers from other countries is powerful. But when our students are able to communicate in the language of their new friends, they gain a deeper understanding of the world. We will share how to connect students across the globe using tools such as Skype or WeChat.

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Catherine Ritz

Director of World Languages, Arlington Public Schools
I am a National Board certified teacher and the World Language Director in Arlington Public Schools, as well as the President of the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA).


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 21

2:00pm

How to use Google Forms to enhance instruction
This workshop will cover the best ways to use Google Forms to classroom practices focusing on formative assessment and differentiated instruction.

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avatar for Stephanie Hoban

Stephanie Hoban

Instructional Technology Specialist, Lexington High School
Primarily I consider myself a teacher first and a technologist second. I taught high school English for 15 years and have used technology from the start of my career, first to improve my classroom management and then to enhance student learning. In 2007, I started using Google docs with my students, and we never looked back! As a teacher I evaluated technology on how it improved my students' learning and skills, rather than on what was new or... Read More →



Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 74

2:00pm

iConnect K-12: Digital Access for All in a Transformed Learning Environment
All students in Duxbury, K-12, have ongoing access to technology. Join a panel from the Duxbury schools to discuss how to provide the foundations of infrastructure and sustainability, while maximizing technology as a tool to transform teaching. The session includes an interactive Twitter discussion and opportunity for ongoing connections.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 13

2:00pm

Interactive Fiction Writing
In this hands-on workshop, attendees will explore interactive fiction stories written by middle school students and discover the ways in which crafting branching storylines facilitates abstract and empathetic thinking. Attendees will also draft stories, as well as develop plans for weaving interactive fiction into their own practices.

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avatar for Ashley Fitzroy

Ashley Fitzroy

Teacher, Greenfield Middle School


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 77

2:00pm

Is Google Taking Over the World?
At this hands-on, interactive workshop learn how to seamlessly blend your classroom activities using Google’s Chromebook. Your students don’t have to be on a one to one device system to benefit from the use of Chromebooks.  In this workshop we’ll explore how teachers use Google Apps and Extensions on the Chromebook to engage student learning.  Google Classroom, Forms, Sheets, Blogger, and more will be used.  We’ll also examine how students can use Chromebooks for research, writing papers and interactive classroom activities.  Attendees should bring their devices as this is a working session!


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avatar for Ann Coates

Ann Coates

Teacher, Hanover High School
So many interests, so little time! I'm presenting here at MassCUE on this on the use of Chromebooks in the high school classroom as well as on a panel for the Virtual High School Collaborative. On of my passions is helping teachers integrate technology into the classroom. My blog www.anncoates.org currently offers a lot of information on the blended classroom. Currently I teach AP Psychology, face to face and online. I also co-teach with two... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 71

2:00pm

It’s About the Learning: MHS 1:1
In the fall of 2015, Marshfield High School rolled out it’s 1:1 Initiative, providing each student with a Chromebook. The Canvas LMS was implemented as well. Join us as we chronicle our 1:1 journey aimed at transforming classroom practices and preparing students for their futures.

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 14

2:00pm

Pushing out Positive in Social Media
Learn how Plymouth Public Schools was dealing and struggling with social media and how we came about developing our social media initiative. We will delve into our initiative, discuss the positives and negatives, our branding effort, tips and tricks on posting in social media, and staff social media guidelines.

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avatar for Julia Colby

Julia Colby

Technology Coordinator, Plymouth Public Schools
Plymouth Public Schools, Technology Coordinator | MassCUE Board Member | Love working with staff who are passionate about technology.
avatar for Emily Goonan

Emily Goonan

Media & Communication Specialist, Plymouth Public Schools
Team - Plymouth Public Schools: Superintendent of Schools, Gary E. Maestas, Ed.D. Media & Communications Specialist, Emily Goonan Technology Coordinator, Julia Zangl Colby Lead Presenter: Emily Goonan

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Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 75

2:00pm

Setting the Stage for a Future Ready Personal Learning Plan
How can we assure every learner is truly future ready? Discover the process schools can take to empower learners to tell their story of who they are and how they learn using the neurosciences that sets the stage in developing a Personal Learning Plan so that they are future ready.

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avatar for Kathleen McClaskey

Kathleen McClaskey

CEO and Co-founder, Personalize Learning LLC
Kathleen McClaskey has been in the field of educational technology since 1983 where she held positions as a middle school teacher, technology integration specialist and K-12 Technology Director. From 2003-2011, she developed six multi-year projects in science, math, literacy and autism applying UDL as the framework to design professional development for educators to support diverse learners. Since 2012 as co-founder of Personalize Learning... Read More →



Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 10

2:00pm

Shake It Up with Social Media
Students are saturated with social media. Rather than fear students using these sites embrace them. Teach students best practices starting at the elementary level. Students need to develop digital citizenship skills. Social media is an engaging learning and teaching tool. It is a wonderful way to build your classroom community.

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avatar for Rayna Freedman

Rayna Freedman

Teacher of 5th graders/ITS, Mansfield Elementary Schools
Rayna Freedman is beginning her 17th year at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield, MA. She has taught grades 3-5 and is an ITS. Rayna serves on the MassCUE Board of Directors and has been presenting at their conferences since 2010. She runs creativity workshops for the Reynold’s Center. She is an advocate for teaching digital citizenship. She presented in the STEM playground at ISTE 2016. Ms. Freedman served on the DESE Digital... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 24

2:00pm

Show Me What You Know 2.0
Two dynamic third grade teachers will guide you through a variety of ways to formatively assess your students utilizing quick and easy iPad and web-based activities. Some of the hands-on experiences will include SeeSaw, Explain Everything, Yakit, and iMovie Trailers.

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avatar for Nina Laplante

Nina Laplante

3rd Grade Teacher, Natick Public Schools

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avatar for Sarah Dahlheimer

Sarah Dahlheimer

Teacher - Elem., Bennett-Hemenway Elementary School
Sarah Dahlheimer is a grade 3 teacher at Bennett Hemenway Elementary school in Natick. Certified BrainPOP Educator, | Google Certified Educator, Plickers Ambassador


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 60

2:00pm

Showing How Awesome You Are: School and Leadership Branding
The digital age is making it easier for the community to learn what happens inside the school building. Using social media, educators can more deeply engage with those stakeholders, providing a more unified foundation for better relationships. We will examine how to accomplish better School:Home Communications easily and simply while having maximum impact.

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avatar for Steven W. Anderson

Steven W. Anderson

CEO, Web 2.0 Classroom
Steven W. Anderson is a Dad, Learning Evangelist, Speaker and Author. After a successful career in public education as a Teacher, Instructional Technologist, and Director of Instructional Technology, Steven works with educators across the globe as a consultant. Highly sought after for his skills in helping educuators and school leaders better understand technology and social media through his humorous approach to learning, Steven can work with... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 67

2:00pm

Social Media - The Perspective of School Leaders
Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are here to stay. Learn how you can manage these professionally in your district, school, or classroom. Participants will introduced to the use of social media to promote professional learning networks, a district perspective, and how to promote academics.

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avatar for Anne Marie Fiore

Anne Marie Fiore

Director of Technology, Wilmington Public Schools
Anne-Marie Fiore has over 20 years experience in educational and instructional technology. Currently, a Director of Technology, Anne-Marie has worked as an instructional technology facilitator, Cisco-certified instructor, network administrator, and professor of web technologies. Anne-Marie has worked in K12 academic and vocational settings, as well as higher education. | | Named as one of the Top 100 Most Social K-12 Tech Leaders on Twitter... Read More →
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Dr. Linda Hirsch

Assistant Superintendent, Chelmsford Public Schools
Dr. Linda J. Hirsch is the Assistant Superintendent for the Chelmsford Public Schools. In her role as Assistant Superintendent, Linda oversees all curriculum, instruction, and assessment in the district. Her previous positions were elementary teacher, special education teacher, and English teacher, department facilitator and department coordinator of English Language Arts where she supervised a team of over 50 English language arts educators... Read More →

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avatar for Dr. Matthew Beyranevand

Dr. Matthew Beyranevand

K-12 Department Coordinator of Mathematics and Science, Chelmsford Public Schools
Dr. Matthew Beyranevand is the K-12 Mathematics and Science Coordinator for the Chelmsford Public Schools. Through his website MathwithMatthew.com, Matthew provides visitors with podcasts, music videos, educational resources, and a video blog. Matthew is currently an active user of Twitter, Facebook, Periscope, and Instagram to get his message out to help improve student interest and engagement in mathematics. | | Matthew is currently in his... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 28

2:00pm

The Best of Technology Integration in the K-5 Classroom
Ed Tech Integrators share their most successful classroom projects and practices. Enjoy a presentation of our favorite digital creation tools and makerspace inventions and explore the process integrating meaningful and connected technology in the classroom. We’ll discuss the initial stages of brainstorming using essential curriculum questions, walk through the process of working with students to create in different educational settings.

Presentation:  goo.gl/oUoP9L 

Co-presenters
avatar for Jennifer Judkins

Jennifer Judkins

Digital Learning Coordinator, Lynnfield Public Schools
Jennifer Judkins is a Certified Google Education Trainer, 2015 Lead PBS Digital Innovator & Technology Integration Specialist in the Lynnfield Public Schools District. She provides in-class support to teachers by helping to design and deliver meaningful lessons that incorporate technology. She is passionate about sharing with teachers and conducts on-going professional development for staff in Lynnfield as well as for area schools and... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Traci Jansen

Traci Jansen

Elementary Technology Integration Specialist, Wilmington Public Schools
Traci is dedicated to teaching engaging lessons that lead to the development of complex thinking, creative problem solving, and collaboration among students. In the role of Elementary Tech Integration Specialist in Wilmington, Traci helps teachers build a powerful Professional Learning Network and expand the repertoire of web-based tools that can be used in the classroom to improve the learning experiences of our students. She has been invited... Read More →


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 17

2:00pm

The Edison - A Programmable Robot that is Lego compatible, uses similar programming but is very cost friendly!
Learn about Edison - A Programmable Robot that is economical, Lego-compatible, easy to learn, setup and a great addition to your robotic, programming or science classroom. A great way to enhance your STEM curriculum without breaking the budget!

Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 72

2:00pm

Think like an App Designer
Knowing how to program is not the only requirement for designing apps. Empathy, collaboration, logical thinking, and perseverance are just some of the skills needed to create an app. In this session, participants will experience the process of designing an app as a student and leave with resources to start creating apps in their classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Kate Wilson

Kate Wilson

Founder & Designer, risingT
Kate Wilson believes a rising tide lifts all boats. As a designer, educator, and technology enthusiast with a passion for continuing learning, Kate started her own company to help people take their goals to the next level through web development, graphic design, marketing, and communications.


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 61

2:00pm

Thriving in the Digital World
This interactive workshop introduces participants to a model of professional development aimed at assessing basic technology skills. After exploring the Northstar Digital Literacy Assessments, participants will have time to experience self-paced online instruction that targets skills in need of improvement as well as a curriculum that can be used for group instruction.

Co-presenters
avatar for Larry Britt

Larry Britt

Technology Specialist, RIFLI
- English Language Learners and tech. | - Organizational plan for classroom tech | - Should students with tech access have a higher outcome expectations? | - Inexpensive mobile WiFi for non-profits | - Windows 10 upgrade

Presenters

Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 76

2:00pm

Using Adobe Voice in Math
In this workshop you will have the opportunity to explore the Adobe Voice app and learn how it can be used in a math class. Workshop attendees will be able to explore the app and create their own Adobe Voice presentations.

Co-presenters
Presenters

Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 15

2:00pm

Welcome to Robots
As part of our engineering and robotics after school program for Deaf and ELL students, we will share our experiences in creating a program at your school. Targeted for grades 3 - 8, there will be video, handouts, and demonstrations of student work. Including talks of variables and reiterations of design.

Co-presenters
avatar for Charlotte Corbett

Charlotte Corbett

Technology Teacher, Horace Mann School for the Deaf
STEM! Robots! Deaf Education, dual instruction, careers, post secondary opportunities with STEM and Robots.

Presenters

Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 65

2:00pm

You don’t need to be an “appspert” for your students to learn through empowerment, creativity, technology, and fun
Are you gun-shy about trying a new app or new technology? You are not alone! Join this collaborative, safe, fun, hands on work session. Use iMovie trailers, Green Screen by DoInk, and MyTalkingAvatar to become inspired, revitalize your classroom, and re-energize yourself and your students.

Presenters

Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 68

2:45pm

Protect Your School District: Ransomware and Online Safety for Kids
Ransomware…you’ve probably heard of it, as it’s become an increasing concern among businesses and individuals alike as it contines to take the threat landscape by storm.  In this session hosted by Intel Security, you’ll learn about ransomware and how Intel Security is in a unique positon to combat this threat with an integrated portflio of security solutios.  You’ll also learn about how Intel Security is taking a grassroots approach security with their Online Safety for Kids program.  This session will be insightfl to both teachers and IT administrators…you don’t want to miss it!   

Co-presenters
avatar for HUB Tech

HUB Tech

HUB Tech is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum partner and holds several MA State approved contracts (ITC47, ITS53, ITT50, and OFF40). We have proven experience supporting hundreds of schools and universities, cities and towns, and state agencies throughout Massachusetts. We offer highly skilled IT services on 4 levels: Computer Hardware Solutions, Network & Mobility Solutions, Service & Support, and Managed Services. One Company... Read More →

Presenters
NC

Nicole Chovan

Cyber Security Channel Manager, Intel Security
JS

Jeffrey Silton

Cyber Security Territory Manager, Intel Security


Wednesday October 19, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
HUB Zone North East Club Level

3:05pm

PBS Digital Innovators
PBS has built a huge database of educational materials available for free to teachers. But many are not aware of all the resources available. This will provide a quick walk through of some of the resources they are providing.

Presenters

Wednesday October 19, 2016 3:05pm - 3:35pm
Red Level 16

3:05pm

Plickers
Heard of Plickers? Collect instant formative data with this free resource that will engage every student in the room!

Presenters
avatar for Jed Stefanowicz

Jed Stefanowicz

Teacher - Elem., Natick Public Schools
Third Grade teacher at Brown Elementary in Natick. Year 22! | Certified Educator/Ambassador: Google, BrainPop, Prodigy, Plickers


Wednesday October 19, 2016 3:05pm - 3:35pm
Red Level 11

3:15pm

Beyond Measure Movie
Come see the film that everyone is talking about! Imagine an education system that values personal growth over test scores. Inquiry over mimicry. Passion over rankings. What if we decide that the purpose of school is not the transmission of facts or formulas, but the transformation of every student? Meet the public schools that are daring to reimagine education.

Panel will address how local schools and communities are working together to maximize the potential of young people!

Join MassCUE and Whalley Computer for a Special Screening of the film “Beyond Measure: Rescuing an Overscheduled, Overtested, Underestimated Generation” from the makers of “Race to Nowhere".

Pick up your free tickets at the Whalley Booth 409

Popcorn and drinks provided by Whalley

Watch the trailer here

Co-presenters
avatar for Whalley Computer Associates

Whalley Computer Associates

Founded in 1979 by and for Educators, WCA is an exceptional technology sales and service organization that partners with educational institutions to reduce their costs and enrich the student, faculty and staff’s learning environment while enhancing student performance through technology.

Presenters
EL

Elizabeth Leiws

Technology Facilitator, Morton Middle School, Fall River MA
avatar for Grace Magley

Grace Magley

Director of Digital Learning, Natick Public Schools
"Grace Magley, M. Ed. (Facilitator) Grace is a Blended Learning Specialist and the Director of Digital Learning for the Natick Public Schools. Natick is a 1:1 Laptop Learning district in grades 8-12 and has implemented blended learning models district-wide to personalize learning for student success. Grace sits on the board of directors for MassCUE and the TEC Connections Academy Virtual School (TECCA). As an adjunct professor at Framingham State... Read More →
SP

Sheryl Patterson

Principal, Morton Middle School, Fall River MA
DS

Donna Stone

Executive Director, Rhode Island Mayoral Academy


Wednesday October 19, 2016 3:15pm - 5:30pm
Keynote Area

3:30pm

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5
The exponential growth of data and provisioned IT services is forcing businesses and enterprises of all sizes to rethink their Availability strategy. Through a host of new enterprise enhancements, NEW Veeam Availability Suite™ 9.5 is capable of scaling efficiently and effectively, regardless of the size of your environment and number of VMs, making it the most scalable Veeam release ever.

Co-presenters
avatar for HUB Tech

HUB Tech

HUB Tech is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum partner and holds several MA State approved contracts (ITC47, ITS53, ITT50, and OFF40). We have proven experience supporting hundreds of schools and universities, cities and towns, and state agencies throughout Massachusetts. We offer highly skilled IT services on 4 levels: Computer Hardware Solutions, Network & Mobility Solutions, Service & Support, and Managed Services. One Company... Read More →

Wednesday October 19, 2016 3:30pm - 4:00pm
HUB Zone North East Club Level

4:00pm

Exploring Firewall as a Service for Your District
HUB Tech, in conjuncton with Cato Networks, delivers cloud-based Next Generatio Firewall security services.  Our cloud-based security services have no capacity constraints and include URL filtering Layer 7 applicatin control, Malware scanning and more.   

Co-presenters
avatar for HUB Tech

HUB Tech

HUB Tech is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum partner and holds several MA State approved contracts (ITC47, ITS53, ITT50, and OFF40). We have proven experience supporting hundreds of schools and universities, cities and towns, and state agencies throughout Massachusetts. We offer highly skilled IT services on 4 levels: Computer Hardware Solutions, Network & Mobility Solutions, Service & Support, and Managed Services. One Company... Read More →

Presenters
SM

Sean McCarthy

Consulting Systems Engineer, Cato Networks


Wednesday October 19, 2016 4:00pm - 4:30pm
HUB Zone North East Club Level

5:30pm

Happy Hour at T - Open to All
Spnsored by CDW.G.

First 50 RSVP get an extra drink ticket!

RSVP Here!

Please complete registration in order to confirm your attendance by October 14, 2016.

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS:

Please contact Olivia Pintozzi (olivpin@cdw.com) with questions regarding registration.



 

Wednesday October 19, 2016 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill Patriot Place, 275 Patriot Pl, Foxborough, MA 02035

7:30pm

Howl at the Moon - MassCUE Wednesday Night Party
This is a ticketed event please pick up your tickets at the Whalley Booth #409.

Wednesday October 19, 2016 7:30pm - 11:30pm
Howl at the Moon (Patriots Place, across from Skip Jacks)
 
Thursday, October 20
 

8:00am

Protect Your School District: Ransomware and Online Safety for Kids
Ransomware…you’ve probably heard of it, as it’s become an increasing concern among businesses and individuals alike as it contines to take the threat landscape by storm.  In this session hosted by Intel Security, you’ll learn about ransomware and how Intel Security is in a unique positon to combat this threat with an integrated portflio of security solutios.  You’ll also learn about how Intel Security is taking a grassroots approach security with their Online Safety for Kids program.  This session will be insightfl to both teachers and IT administrators…you don’t want to miss it!   

Co-presenters
avatar for HUB Tech

HUB Tech

HUB Tech is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum partner and holds several MA State approved contracts (ITC47, ITS53, ITT50, and OFF40). We have proven experience supporting hundreds of schools and universities, cities and towns, and state agencies throughout Massachusetts. We offer highly skilled IT services on 4 levels: Computer Hardware Solutions, Network & Mobility Solutions, Service & Support, and Managed Services. One Company... Read More →

Presenters
NC

Nicole Chovan

Cyber Security Channel Manager, Intel Security
JS

Jeffrey Silton

Cyber Security Territory Manager, Intel Security


Thursday October 20, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
HUB Zone North East Club Level

8:30am

Creating Global Connections for Our Students: It’s All About Assessment
Never have we had so many emergent technologies that enable possibilities for our students to broaden their perspectives. While the technology is ever-evolving, the heart of the matter still lies in task design.  Guidelines for engaging assessments that address higher order thinking will be explored.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Maruszczak

Dr. Maruszczak

Superintendent of Schools, Mendon-Upton Regional School District
Dr. Joseph Maruszczak serves as the Superintendent of Schools of the Mendon-Upton Regional School District (MURSD).  For the past four years, all MURSD students in grades 5-12 have been using the 1:1 Learning Program (http://www.mursd1to1.com/) to communicate, collaborate, and innovate across the curriculum. A former high school principal and chemistry teacher, Joe has been passionate about smart, purposeful technology integration for many... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Keynote Area

8:30am

Ditch That Textbook!
Teachers are no longer the gatekeepers to education. With ubiquitous information available from Google searches, YouTube videos and social media, how do we as educators navigate the new landscape? It’s time to “Ditch That Textbook,” engaging students in digital spaces and rethinking our “textbook” beliefs about education. You’ll leave this session inspired and equipped to provide the most relevant education possible for your students.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Keynote Speaker, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin ’14), a PBS LearningMedia... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Keynote Area

8:30am

Gamifying Education
Meet kids where they already are.  Making education fun by the use of computer games & self guided learning programs.  Finding the educational aspects of varied games that engage users and provide intrinsic motivations.

Presenters
avatar for Collin Keegan

Collin Keegan

Collin is a 10 year old, 5th grader who is passionate about learning and loves science, engineering, math, computers, aeronautics, sailing, history, and writing. In 2014 he began working with Captain Tom Ellis of the Schooner Lannon and reknowned photographer/filmmaker Nubar Alexanian from Gloucester on the creation of a pilot for a new TV series called “Science All Around Us” to get both parents and kids interested in exploring... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Keynote Area

8:30am

Toward Innovation that Works
Innovation is hot. New is cool. But effective is even better. A process of evidence-guided innovation can improve the chances that the new also works. A 15-minute (or less) how-to.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. David Dockterman

Dr. David Dockterman

Chief Architect, Learning Sciences, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Dr. David Dockterman operates at the intersection of research and practice. In 1982 he helped found Tom Snyder Productions, an early pioneer in educational technology, while getting his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Over the last 30 plus years, he has continued to balance lives in the academic and publishing worlds, serving now as Chief Architect, Learning Sciences for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Adjunct Lecturer at the... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Keynote Area

8:45am

Cyber Security Awareness Programming
Let HUB Tech help you prevent Ransomware and cyberattacks. The best defense is education

Presenters
ED

Eric Dunham

IT Security & Business Continuity Solutions Consultant, HUB Tech


Thursday October 20, 2016 8:45am - 9:15am
HUB Zone North East Club Level

9:30am

HP Blended Reality
This session is designed to help you understand HP’s focus and commitment on STEM+ educaton as well as to learn more about HP’s new “Blended Reality” solutions an how they could help students as they look for possible STEM+ careers.

Co-presenters
avatar for HUB Tech

HUB Tech

HUB Tech is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum partner and holds several MA State approved contracts (ITC47, ITS53, ITT50, and OFF40). We have proven experience supporting hundreds of schools and universities, cities and towns, and state agencies throughout Massachusetts. We offer highly skilled IT services on 4 levels: Computer Hardware Solutions, Network & Mobility Solutions, Service & Support, and Managed Services. One Company... Read More →

Presenters
BD

Brian Doyle

Partner Business Manager, HP Inc.


Thursday October 20, 2016 9:30am - 10:00am
HUB Zone North East Club Level

10:00am

Communicate. Collaborate. Innovate: One District’s Journey in 1:1 Learning
The Mendon-Upton Regional School District has been a 1:1 district for all middle and high school students since 2013.  It has been a journey to consistently integrate technology in a smart, purposeful way, but 1:1 learning is being used to leverage the improvement of professional practices. How curriculum, instruction, and assessment have been dramatically shaped will be explored.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Maruszczak

Dr. Maruszczak

Superintendent of Schools, Mendon-Upton Regional School District
Dr. Joseph Maruszczak serves as the Superintendent of Schools of the Mendon-Upton Regional School District (MURSD).  For the past four years, all MURSD students in grades 5-12 have been using the 1:1 Learning Program (http://www.mursd1to1.com/) to communicate, collaborate, and innovate across the curriculum. A former high school principal and chemistry teacher, Joe has been passionate about smart, purposeful technology integration for many... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 69

10:00am

Ditch That Textbook Tomorrow!
You've heard the need to keep instruction relevant, effective and efficient so we can best prepare students for the future. But how do we do it? Learn about several practices we can use to upgrade the classroom and how they're helping to revolutionize education.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Keynote Speaker, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin ’14), a PBS LearningMedia... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 79

10:00am

Gamifying Education
Meet kids where they already are.  Making education fun by the use of computer games & self guided learning programs.  Finding the educational aspects of varied games that engage users and provide intrinsic motivations.

Presenters
avatar for Collin Keegan

Collin Keegan

Collin is a 10 year old, 5th grader who is passionate about learning and loves science, engineering, math, computers, aeronautics, sailing, history, and writing. In 2014 he began working with Captain Tom Ellis of the Schooner Lannon and reknowned photographer/filmmaker Nubar Alexanian from Gloucester on the creation of a pilot for a new TV series called “Science All Around Us” to get both parents and kids interested in exploring... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 77

10:00am

Toward Innovation that Works - CueByte Follow up
Dr. Dockterman will explore in more depth how innovation can be effective and sustaining

Presenters
avatar for Dr. David Dockterman

Dr. David Dockterman

Chief Architect, Learning Sciences, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Dr. David Dockterman operates at the intersection of research and practice. In 1982 he helped found Tom Snyder Productions, an early pioneer in educational technology, while getting his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Over the last 30 plus years, he has continued to balance lives in the academic and publishing worlds, serving now as Chief Architect, Learning Sciences for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Adjunct Lecturer at the... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 75

10:00am

Agency by Design: The promises, practices and pedagogies of maker-centered learning
During her sessions on Wednesday & Thursday, Jessica will share research findings on the benefits for students of maker-centered learning along with an educator framework developed through the action research strand of the Agency by Design project. Those who are familiar with or brand new to the ideas of the Maker Movement, maker-centered learning, and design-focused learning are all encouraged to attend. Agency by Design is a multi-year research initiative from Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Presenters
avatar for Jessica Ross

Jessica Ross

Senior Practitioner Researcher, Project Zero
Jessica Ross is a senior practitioner specialist working on the Agency by Design research project, a project investigating the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning. Jessica was a founding team member of the Global Learning Charter Public School, where she taught grade 5-8 humanities for ten years.  In her classroom practice, Jessica incorporated several Project Zero frameworks including Teaching for Understanding... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level Mezzanine West side North

10:00am

Empowering Students Who Learn Differently - Learning Ally
Learning Ally provides educational opportunities for students who learn differently. We are dedicated to empowering blind, visually impaired, or dyslexic students achieve their goals. Participants will learn why audiobooks are an integral tool in the classroom, how to incorporate our assistive technology in the classroom and instill the love of reading. Learning Ally is proud to team up with Malcolm Mitchell of the New England Patriots to share his love of reading. You will hear Learning Ally's version of The Magic Hat, recorded by the author himself, Malcolm. Participants will also learn about our new YES! program in Massachusetts, empowering students to become advocates and drivers of their own educational journey. Join me to learn more about bringing Learning Ally into your educational environment.

Co-presenters
avatar for Learning Ally

Learning Ally

Learning Ally promotes personal achievement when access and reading are barriers to learning by advancing the use of accessible and effective educational solutions. We are the nation's largest human recorded audiobook provider for individuals who learn differently.

Presenters
JD

Jennifer Dougherty

Manager of School and Student Success, Learning Ally


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 25

10:00am

Teaching Coding with Robots : From Kindergarten to Career
Like many states, Massachusetts has adopted K-12 computer science standards. We must now focus on bringing this competency into the classroom. Many of the opportunities for learning to code are short, disconnected experiences offered by websites and apps. We believe robots offer an easier on-ramp for teachers and higher engagement for students.

Coding with robots is a dynamic experience: robots react to the environment, people react to the robots, and the interplay is orchestrated with code. Robots bring coding to life, giving a physical presence to both simple and complex problems.

This is why we created Root. Ready to go out of the box, Root allows teachers to instantly share coding lessons on the classroom whiteboard. In addition to driving on walls, Root draws, erases, plays music, and explores its world with over 50 sensors and actuators—making the same robot usable from K through 12.

Because the Root experience is fused with the interface for programming it, we created Square: an intuitive app that scales—from a blocks-based graphical environment designed for early elementary students, up to a text-based environment for older grades. Automatically translating programs from one level to another, Square enables Root to evolve with students as they grow.

Co-presenters
ZD

Zivthan Dubrovsky

Bioinspired Robotics Platform Lead | Harvard University | Wyss Institute for Bioinspired Engineering
avatar for Wyss Institute

Wyss Institute

The Wyss Institute has a mission to develop transformative technologies into products that have an impact on society and the world. The Wyss developed Root, a robot designed for the classroom whiteboard to engage kids with coding from an early age, retain their interest, and develop coding skills throughout their academic journey.
avatar for Shaileen Pokress

Shaileen Pokress

Root Education Lead, Wyss Institute
Computer Science Curriculum Specialist | Harvard University | Wyss Institute for Bioinspired Engineering | Shaileen Crawford Pokress is a K-12 computer science curriculum specialist working on standards-based curricula to take advantage of the unique capabilities of Root. Prior to joining the Root team, Shay developed a widely adopted curriculum at Project Lead The Way using an infusion approach that connects problem-based computer science... Read More →

Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 65

10:00am

Unlocking the HS environment
Juniors and seniors are often forgotten in the technology smorgasbord, especially when purchasing decisions are made on the basis of low cost and convenience. Yet transition to higher education online environments for juniors and seniors is essential. Learn about the development of online environments in AP and Honors courses for juniors and seniors. Get answers to the essential question, "What can we achieve online that we cannot achieve as fully in a traditional classroom?" See a demonstration version of a model online AP Chemistry course actually used in a Massachusetts high school. 






  • Hands on - bring your laptop. 






Focus on online learning for high school juniors and seniors. Learn why some popular online systems are not sufficient for transition to higher education. Enroll in a demonstration version of a model online AP Chemistry course. Hands-on session. Bring your laptop.


High schools sometimes need to open the traditional environment that limits online skill development for juniors and seniors. The smorgasbord of devices and apps often prevents the very flexibility that is intended. Learn how to unlock many barriers with minimal cost and without disruptive changes.

Interactive: Online demonstrations including free registration in an online community following the conference.

Co-presenters
avatar for The Learning Curve Consortium

The Learning Curve Consortium

The Learning Curve is a consortium of twenty-five Massachusetts school districts. Our mission is to empower schools and teachers to develop and implement a comprehensive e-learning solution. The focus for 2016-2017 is the transition to higher education online learning environments for high school juniors and seniors.

Presenters
avatar for Romeo Marquis

Romeo Marquis

Founder, The Learning Curve Consortium
Former chemistry teacher, high school principal, associate dean for academic technology and distance education. Focus on professional development and college to career readiness in online learning.


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 13

10:00am

Automate Student Registration
During this interactive session, attendees will learn about SRC’s award winning suite of applications that are being used by districts across Massachusetts to collect clean data, boost efficiency and eliminate all of the paper involved with student registration and cumulative folders. Registration Gateway integrates with many leading SIS’s and is SRC’s flagship product which was voted a District Administration Top 100 Product in 2014 and 2015.


Co-presenters
avatar for SRC Solutions Inc

SRC Solutions Inc

SRC Solutions works with many MA school districts to provide online registration and electronic cumulative folder solutions. SRC’s Gateway Suite of products integrate with many leading SIS's and our flagship product, Registration Gateway was voted a District Administration Top 100 Product in 2014 and 2015. | | Please visit our booth to learn more!

Presenters
WB

Will Baldini

Account Executive, SRC Solutions Inc
Automating student registration and digital student records.
MN

Matt Newman

Director, Client Relations, SRC Solutions


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 30

10:00am

Become a better Cognitive Coach to Ensure a Successful RTI Process
One of the hallmarks of a good cognitive coach is enabling students to focus their time and energies for the greatest academic growth and improvement. There is a lot of pressure to increase student performance.  Clear and actionable data that facilitates your ability to proceed with confidence, knowing you are moving in the right direction for every student, is the single best tool to accomplish what you are being asked to do. With Star 360, the most complete K-12 solution for student assessments, you will see how to develop and/or analysis your RTI process to ensure success for students at every level.  

Co-presenters
avatar for Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning is a leading provider of cloud-based assessment and teaching and learning solutions that fit the K12 classroom, improve school performance, and accelerate learning.

Presenters
CD

Carolyn Denny

National Academic Advisor, Renaisssance Learning
Educator & National Academic Advisor, Renaissance


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 28

10:00am

Flipping Student Information Systems: Can Your System Really Support School and Student Success
The goal of Student Information Systems (SIS) is to manage a large range of information, but it seems like there is still a long way to go when it comes to tailoring it to individual school needs. So, how would you reinvent the system if you could?

During this session principals and teachers will get the opportunity to share their experiences in this interactive workshop. Maybe it really is possible to have information available anytime or anywhere. Come tell us what you think.

Co-presenters
avatar for LearnLaunch

LearnLaunch

LearnLaunch Institute catalyzes a community that drives innovation to transform learning and increase achievement. Our education innovation ecosystem mobilizes educators, entrepreneurs, learners, investors, and industry affiliates. As a nonprofit, the Institute offers learning opportunities, supports services, and a school pilot network.

Presenters
avatar for Kareena MacLeod

Kareena MacLeod

Founder/CEO, Aladdin
We'd love to understand the challenges you face with managing student information and how we can create an SIS that really supports your and your students success. | We've been leading innovation in SIS technology since 2010 and Aladdin is Ireland's #1 SIS. | Discover more at Stand 44 at the LearnLaunch Innovation Space. | Share your experience at our workshop on Flipping Student Information Systems @ 10am on Thursday. | Participate... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level Mezzanine West side North

10:00am

How Public Schools can Reduce their Exposure to an Ransomware Attack
Many New England Schools and towns have been hit with ransomware attacks over the past 24 months. These type of attacks are increasing at an alarming rate. When infected, an organization’s data is encrypted and is charged a hefty ransom before they release/ unlock your data .    In the next 45 minutes you will learn:


  • How these attacks work

  • Why Schools & Towns are perfect targets

  • How you can protect your school from an attack

  • Q& A’s     


Today’s cyber threats pose significant risks due to the highly organized nature of attacks. And the digital tools used in the classroom are all subject to vulnerabilities that can be targeted. Hackers are highly organized professionals with vast networks who are able to precisely target unsuspecting victims including schools, faculty and students. With over 300,000 new threats every day, Schools need advanced threat protection to combat threats like Ransomware, and maintain compliancy with Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA).   During our talk Kaspersky will examine what the threat landscape means for School Administrators, and the actions Technology Directors need to take to predict, prevent, detect and respond to threats and keep their schools secure. 

Free Tools for Schools to share with Parents: 
http://free.kaspersky.com/         
A great endorsement by AV-Test on Kaspersky’s Safe Kids solution: http://usa.kaspersky.com/about-us/press-center/press-releases/2016/Kaspersky-Safe-Kids-Awarded-Coveted-AV-TEST-Certification-for-Parental-Control.aspx

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Whalley Computer Associates

Founded in 1979 by and for Educators, WCA is an exceptional technology sales and service organization that partners with educational institutions to reduce their costs and enrich the student, faculty and staff’s learning environment while enhancing student performance through technology.

Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Blue Level 19

10:00am

PASCO Scientific
Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 31

10:00am

Reading for Meaning with Read Naturally Live
Read Naturally combines three research-based strategies (teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring) into one powerful strategy that has accelerated the reading development of Title I, special education, ELL, and mainstream students nationwide for over 20 years. Read Naturally supports vocabulary development and promotes comprehension as students work through each step of the strategy, using non-fiction stories, to improve reading fluency. Educators can easily differentiate instruction to meet a wide range of instructional needs by individually placing each student at an appropriate level and goal.

The presentation includes an explanation of the role fluency plays in overall reading proficiency and the research-based strategies to develop fluency in beginning and struggling readers. For this presentation, the Read Naturally strategy is demonstrated using Read Live, Read Naturally’s web-based software, but the three strategies of teacher modeling, repeated reading, and progress monitoring can be applied to materials already found in many educators’ classrooms.

The strategy was originally piloted in Minneapolis Public Schools, and studies confirm the effectiveness of this approach to reading intervention.

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Read Naturally

Read Naturally provides reading solutions for struggling readers. Our Flagship program, Read Live, engages students with motivational curriculum on a powerful web technology platform that support fluency, vocabulary, comprehension and phonics.

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Elaine Balum

Education Consultant


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 63

10:00am

Using Adaptive Assessments to Support Literacy Instruction
Computer adaptive assessments are being used increasingly across schools in Massachusetts and the nation. It has been said that the “basic notion of an adaptive test is to mimic automatically what a wise examiner would do.” (Wainer et al., 2000, p.10). By carefully selecting questions that target a student’s skill level, a wise examiner aims to gather the most precise information about that student as possible while minimizing the amount of time that must be spent on testing (Torgeson, 2006). Adaptive assessments have great potential to support personalized learning and to guide instructional planning; however, to make the most of adaptive tools, a clear understanding of how performance is measured and what the data provided really means is important. This session will cover the basic concepts underlying adaptive assessments and discuss considerations for educators tasked with using these tools to inform their classroom literacy instruction.

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avatar for Lexia Learning

Lexia Learning

Over two million students use Lexia’s research-proven approach to explicit, personalized learning of foundational reading skills. This scalable, technology-based system predicts students’ year-end performance, delivers norm-referenced performance data without interrupting instruction to administer a test, and provides teachers data-driven action pl

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Alison Mitchell

Director of Assessment | Lexia Learning


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 26

10:00am

1:1 A Teacher's Perspective
This workshop will provide a glimpse into a day in a High School level English classroom that utilizes 1:1 Chromebooks from a teacher on the front lines. Topics discussed will include the problems and benefits from the first year, as well as practical tools that can be used for assessment

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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 61

10:00am

Build Your Twitter #PLN!
Are you an educator interested in fun, valuable, and in-depth professional development that is also completely free? Then you need to be active on Twitter! In this interactive workshop you will learn how to become an active member in Twitter education chats and build your own Professional Learning Network (PLN).

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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 68

10:00am

Create Free Animated Videos using Moovly.com
Animated videos are everywhere on the Internet! Learn about a free tool to create online animated videos, presentations and infographics. We will review lesson plans including project overviews and rubrics. BYOD for the best experience. (Laptops browser/flash-based product or iPad running the Puffin browser).

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avatar for Sandy Lemon

Sandy Lemon

Grade 6 ELA Teacher at Kennedy Middle School, Natick Public Schools
iPads in the classroom, blended learning, project-based learning, technology and the common core, tips and tricks to help your classroom run more smoothly. Deeper Learning Framework and 21st century skills.

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Karin Knapik-Cloutier

Teacher - MS, J. F. Kennedy Middle School
Instructional Technology Teacher at Kennedy


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 72

10:00am

Create, Collaborate & Share with Adobe Voice and Slate!
Learn how your students can create dynamic, engaging presentations that demonstrate their understanding and connect to an authentic audience!  Turn your students into storytellers with Adobe Voice and Adobe Slate.  These free, powerful tools can be used with students across the content areas. 

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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 71

10:00am

Creating and Learning in a High School Fab Lab
Watertown High School has a brand new Fab Lab in the library. There are presently 618 Fab Labs in the world. Fab Labs are all interconnected world wide and share open source designs. Students are learning the design process using new technologies like 3D printers, Laser Cutters, Vinyl Cutters, CNC Router (in the shop), 3D scanner and older technologies like sewing machines,scissors, and paper. Discover how we created this space and how learning is happening through integrating curriculum, individual projects and our new design class. Listen to students talk about what this has meant to their learning.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 21

10:00am

Design Thinking with Independent Learning Endeavors
The workshop will discuss student creativity and innovation, with how to best support students through their research, as they connect with professionals, the final product, and grades. Attendees will also work on implementing or enhancing their own project-based learning project through shared resources, materials, and the aid of the presenter.

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Tara Gauthier

Instructional Technology Teacher, Shrewsbury High School


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 74

10:00am

Design, Connect, Learn: Best Practices for Creating Open Online Learning Experiences
In this interactive session, you will discover research-supported best practices for designing an innovative open online learning experience that motivates learners to stay engaged and connected. You will then apply the lessons learned from this session to the design or redesign of an educational experience for students or teachers.

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avatar for Torrey Trust

Torrey Trust

Assistant Professor, UMass Amherst
My research focuses on how teachers use technology to enhance their own learning as well as their classroom practice. I am also interested in instructional design, 3D printing, makerspaces, and social media.


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 18

10:00am

Developing an Applied Technology Student Team
A student team is not a new concept, but with the necessary refocus on applied practice and personalized learning, learn how HPS’ iSchool (a fully-staffed, on-site technology training center) developed a student team that moves beyond the "Gopher" IT help desk support, transforming it into a customer-service, training-driven, collaborative team.

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avatar for Brian Nagel

Brian Nagel

Technology Facilitator, Haverhill Public Schools


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 73

10:00am

Digital Portfolios: It’s Elementary!
Students love to share what they know, especially with a wide audience! We’ll explore how Seesaw: The Learning Journal simplifies the digital portfolio workflow in an elementary classroom. In this interactive workshop, learn how students can independently capture their learning, share with an authentic audience, and practice digital citizenship skills.  
Here is a link to the presentation

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avatar for Debby Fromen

Debby Fromen

K-5 Technology Integration Specialist, Medfield Public Schools
Hands-on engineer and K-5 technology integration specialist. @dfromen


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 23

10:00am

EVERFI Free Online Courses for K-12 Schools
EVERFI offers an array of free online digital courses to K-12 schools. Courses for grades 3-12 addresses STEM Readiness, Financial Literacy, Diversity & Inclusion, Career Leadership as well as Health and Wellness. Join our session to hear how we are implementing these exciting courses in our school.

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avatar for Barbara Murray

Barbara Murray

Digital Learning Specialist, Doherty Middle School
After being an 8th grade Special Education teacher for ten years, I transitioned into a Digital Learning Specialist role four years ago. My passion is helping teachers and students use technology to enhance student learning for all.



Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 14

10:00am

Gamify Your Class
This interactive session is perfect for any K-12 educator who wants to use game elements to motivate students and increase engagement.

Participants will:
  1. Learn the basics of gamification
  2. Learn how to construct a class leaderboard
  3. Learn how to issue badges
  4. Learn how to use tools Classcraft and Class Dojo to manage a gamified class.

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avatar for MJ Linane

MJ Linane

History Teacher, Old Rochester Regional High School
MJ Linane is an award-winning teacher, blogger, and tech coach. He currently teaches history at Old Rochester Regional High School. MJ was the Recipient of MassCUE 2015 EdTech Pathfinder Award for his work with Bring Your Own Device, paperless learning, gamification, and designing interactive lessons. He has written for Edsurge and Smarter Schools. He has worked with dozens of education technology companies in helping them develop their tools for... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 16

10:00am

Google Maps-imize Your Oral History Project!
This hands-on session will show participants how to use Google Form, Google Sheets and Google Maps to create a digital visual representation of your students' oral history projects. Hear from one history teacher's experience with this and learn how it can help your students analyze oral history data.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level Mezzanine South East side

10:00am

iPads and the Creative K-8 Classroom
From creating text, images, audio, video and more, you’ll work hands-on with creative apps such as Book Creator, Tellagami, and Shaow Puppet Edu and nurture basic "app smashing" scenarios that increase the device's creative potential.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 10

10:00am

Making in an Elementary School
Have you heard of a Makerspace? Are you wondering what all this "making" is about? Come hear about the Bancroft MakerStudio. During this session, you will learn about the process of creating a makerspace from funding, materials, projects to teacher engagement.

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avatar for Tim Harkins

Tim Harkins

Digital Learning Specialist, Bancroft Elementary School & High Plain Elementary School


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 19

10:00am

OER Web-based Simulations for High School Chemistry
Wondering how to incorporate simulations into your high school science lessons? Simulations can help students to understand dynamics they cannot see or manipulate in reality. Learn about free simulations from the Concord Consortium, and hear how to use them effectively in inquiry-based lessons.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 67

10:00am

PBL and the Research Process
PBL provides students with authentic learning activities to investigate their curiosities. In this workshop we will share with you how you can guide them through the process. They will learn how to collect research through images and text and apply their knowledge to create a presentation using different medias.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 76

10:00am

Teaching History Using Technology
After taking local history classes and writing technology lesson plans to incorporate what I have learned, this has become my niche. Using primary sources, Google Earth, Maps, Tours, interactives, VR, green screen and Interactive Maps, I have taught the American Revolution and much more. What worked? Come and learn.

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avatar for Christine Donoghue

Christine Donoghue

Technology Teacher, Billerica Public Schools
Excited to attend the Christa McAuliffe conference today! I will be learning about grant-writing, Makerspaces, and Bee-bots!!!


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 20

10:00am

Tech PD for Teachers by Teachers
Is your technology professional development lackluster? Tap into the talents and expertise of teachers in your district. Teacher driven professional development offers a safe and supportive environment to take risks and support best practices by fostering conversation, collegiality, and creativity. Offer PD that’s relevant, powerful, and delivered by your own teachers.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 60

10:00am

The Power of Teacher Leaders
Improving teaching and learning in schools requires effective leadership. Participants will walk away with ideas on how to become a teacher leader and strategies to create a school culture that promotes teacher leadership. Using both research and practice, participants will hear the stories of teacher leaders that effect change.

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avatar for Kerry Gallagher

Kerry Gallagher

Digital Learning Specialist, St. John's Prep
Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts and Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org in Palo Alto, California. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Kerry taught middle and high school history in Bring Your Own Device public schools for 13 years. She was best known for her paperless collaborative classroom model and has helped schools create student-driven... Read More →

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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 66

10:00am

The What, Why, Where, and How of Open Education Resources
In this workshop you will learn what Open Education Resources are, why you should be using them, where to find them, and how to curate them. You will choose a platform to curate OER, find OER, and begin curating OER during this workshop.

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avatar for Jen Thomas

Jen Thomas

Media & EdTech Specialist, West Bridgewater Middle Senior High School
Middle/High School Media & EdTech Specialist, mother of two boys and a girl, wife, violinist, runner...life is good!

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avatar for Darshell Silva

Darshell Silva

Librarian and Technology Integration Specialist, Rocky Hill School


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 15

10:00am

Uniting IT Staff and Tech Specialists
Come to an interactive discussion on the relationship between IT district staff, tech specialists, and teachers. Learn how Peabody Public Schools has developed a teamwork model to support teachers and students to improve the classroom. Ask questions of the our team and share your best practices in improving the unity between IT staff, edtech specialists, and teachers.

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avatar for Jarred Haas

Jarred Haas

Digital Learning Coach, Peabody Public Schools
Jarred Haas is the Digital Learning Coach for the Peabody Public Schools in Peabody, MA. Jarred is a co-writer for District Technology Plan and leads the PPS Digital Learning Center. He serves as the adviser to the Student Technology Assistance and Resource Team at the J. Henry Higgins Middle School. In daily operations, Jarred has designed a framework for authentic teacher and student led PD. As Google Educator, Jarred delivered trainings and... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 70

10:00am

Using Social Media for Project Based Learning Expression and Assessment
Discuss and explore how social media can be used to create more effective, authentic, and exciting Project Based Learning opportunities.

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Wendy Arnold

Library Media Specialist, Melrose Middle School.


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 10:55am
Red Level 62

10:00am

'Scratch'ing Deeply into Academic Content - Fitchburg Public Schools
Using Scratch programming and interactive demonstrations, 3rd and 4th grade students will show how they use innovative thinking to create content rich Scratch presentations in Math, Science and Language Arts.

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avatar for Kim Bellio

Kim Bellio

Elementary Honors Academy Coach, Fitchburg Public Schools
I teach students in grades 1-4 in the Elementary Honors Academy at Crocker Elementary School. Elementary Honors Academy students participate in classes emphasizing the development of rigorous thinking skills in STEM areas. Our curriculum promotes project-based learning experiences such as Scratch programming, engineering challenges and citizen based science projects.


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

10:00am

Assawompset Elementary School Library MakerSpace - Freelake Public Schools
Students from Assawompset Elementary School will demonstrate how they use our Library’s new MakerSpace that opened in April of 2016. Learn how to use Blu-Bots, MaKey MaKey and Little Bits with grades K to 3. Students will show off their latest creations and teach you how they did it!

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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

10:00am

Education's New Consultants - Bishop Feehan
Students share projects and activities from a student-run edtech team course. Come see how time is spent in this constructivist classroom, with 20% time allotted for innovation, and how students collaborate, create and train others on emerging technologies. Students are empowered to be innovative and help support others through discovery.

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avatar for Susan Kiley

Susan Kiley

Technology Coordinator, Bishop Feehan High School
Susan Kiley is a Certified Google for Education Trainer & PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator. She is the Technology Coordinator and teaches the student help desk course at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Her vast experience in professional development includes integrated lesson planning and emerging trends, as well as professional learning communities to bring a collaborative approach to innovation in her school... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

10:00am

Foxboro High iSchool Advocates - Foxboro Public Schools
The Foxboro High School iSchool Advocates program consists of student technology leaders who are dedicated to incorporating mobile learning through the use of laptops, tablets, and smartphones into the daily life of students and staff. Learn how these students develop and implement technology based projects that are helping to create a vibrant, connected community.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

10:00am

Sparking Imagination and Turning the Light Bulbs On: Inspiring Educators to Make, Create, and Connect - Mansfield Public Schools
Students are exposed to various learning tools that allow them to make, create, and share with a global audience. Six students will showcase BrainPOP tools, Google Drive, Blogs, and Fab@MakerStudio. They will share their passion for creativity and innovation, allowing others to access these tools.

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avatar for Rayna Freedman

Rayna Freedman

Teacher of 5th graders/ITS, Mansfield Elementary Schools
Rayna Freedman is beginning her 17th year at the Jordan/Jackson Elementary School in Mansfield, MA. She has taught grades 3-5 and is an ITS. Rayna serves on the MassCUE Board of Directors and has been presenting at their conferences since 2010. She runs creativity workshops for the Reynold’s Center. She is an advocate for teaching digital citizenship. She presented in the STEM playground at ISTE 2016. Ms. Freedman served on the DESE Digital... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

10:00am

The Making of a Makerspace: how LHS Pioneers Create, Innovate, and Tinker - Lynnfield Public Schools
Lynnfield Help Desk students will share how they entice students and faculty to use the LHS Makerspace. Through contests, speakers, seminars, LHS help desk students are spreading the word how to integrate technology with fun. Skills such as problem solving, teamwork, and communication are learned and enhances through the "Maker Movement" at LHS.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
CueKid Area - North Mezzanine - East side

10:00am

Exploring Creativity & Purposeful Digital Storytelling with BPS Youth Voices Program - Boston Public Schools
At the heart of the BPS Youth Voices Project is the "Create with Purpose" educational methodology that provides youth and educators with the inspiration, training and technology to create original, thought-provoking media works on relationships, human rights, the environment, and other topics. Through these experiences, participants hone skills of self-expression, problem solving, critical thinking, ideation, collaboration, flexibility and persistence-the skills regarded central to Creative Confidence and being a purposeful member of a global community. The BPS Youth Voices Live gallery walk features 100's of visuals and thought provoking films produced by BPS students. Many exemplary projects are highlighted where students artists share their creative process.

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avatar for Rashmi Pimprikar

Rashmi Pimprikar

Program Director, Boston Public Schools
My Name is Rashmi Pimprikar. I am mom to a very active toddler and work for Boston Public Schools Digital Learning Team. I Direct Programmatic initiatives related to STEM and Multimedia Design. For example The BPS Adobe Youth Voices Initiative is backed with progressive educational methodology and curriculum that is designed with a purpose of empowering youth voice to create original, inspiring, thought provoking media works on relationships... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Global Ed Area

10:00am

Our Students as Global Citizens - Norwood High School
Wondering how to engage students as global citizens and prove to them that they can make a big difference on a global scale? We will share with you some ways that our students have done so through their Global Citizen Program Certificate final projects!

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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Global Ed Area

10:00am

Smartphone Photography as Instrument for Change - Hopkinton Public Schools
Students in the course are asked to use the power of photography and the Internet to provoke change. The project, entitled "Walk the Walk" aims to empower students to create imagery and share it through social media/online tools to attempt to bring awareness to and provoke change to a concern of theirs.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Global Ed Area

10:00am

STEM Across the Globe - Blackstone Valley Regional Voc Tech HS
Blackstone Valley Regional Tech's award winning program demonstrates global STEM collaboration

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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Global Ed Area

10:00am

The Blended Road to Competency Based Learning
This session will introduce the various models of blended learning and utilized CDE resources focused on blended learning. We will discuss the 10 steps to blended and how blended learning best supports a competency based model. We will review models of blended and personalized learning, an infograph on personalized learning, a guide to selecting K12 devices, and a research paper on active learning. Each superintendent will receive the links to these resources. Upon conclusion of this session, superintendents will know how ten things they must have in place in order to implement blended learning as an instructional model to support competency-based learning. 

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avatar for Dr. Kecia Ray

Dr. Kecia Ray

Executive Director, Center for Digital Education
Dr. Kecia Ray is the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Education and also serves as Chair of the ISTE Board of Directors. She is recognized for her work in digital literacy assessment, learning environments, online and blended learning nationally and internationally. She also serves as adjunct in the graduate school of education for Johns Hopkins University. 


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:00am - 12:15pm
Red Level 20

10:15am

Veeam Availability Suite 9.5
The exponential growth of data and provisioned IT services is forcing businesses and enterprises of all sizes to rethink their Availability strategy. Through a host of new enterprise enhancements, NEW Veeam Availability Suite™ 9.5 is capable of scaling efficiently and effectively, regardless of the size of your environment and number of VMs, making it the most scalable Veeam release ever.

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avatar for HUB Tech

HUB Tech

HUB Tech is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum partner and holds several MA State approved contracts (ITC47, ITS53, ITT50, and OFF40). We have proven experience supporting hundreds of schools and universities, cities and towns, and state agencies throughout Massachusetts. We offer highly skilled IT services on 4 levels: Computer Hardware Solutions, Network & Mobility Solutions, Service & Support, and Managed Services. One Company... Read More →

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Kevin Flynn

Systems Engineer, Veeam


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:15am - 10:45am
HUB Zone North East Club Level

10:15am

iCan with iOS: Supporting All Learners
Students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD have average to above average intelligence and can function extremely well in learning environments, when provided with the tools to do so. Built-in iOS features support learning for all of the unique and individual children we have the opportunity to educate. This session will focus on specific iOS features, including apps and strategies, that support reading comprehension, speech/oral expression, written expression and organization, time management & planning. Come explore the rich set of accessibility features Apple devices offer and how you can customize them to help diverse learners succeed. Learn ways to integrate them into activities, student projects and your classroom instruction.  

Relevant Links:
Apple Education
www.apple.com/education

Apple Teacher Signup
http://appleteacher.apple.com/signup

Everyone Can Code
http://www.apple.com/education/everyone-can-code/


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Jenny Grabiec

Director of Instructional Technology, The Fletcher School
Jenny began her teaching career as a third grade teacher in New York State. Selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013, Jenny has spent the past five years working primarily with iPads in education. Jenny is currently the Director of Instructional Technology at The Fletcher School, a K-12 school in Charlotte, NC for students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD. Here she had the privilege of leading a one-to-one iPad/Mac... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 22

10:15am

Google Educator Level 1: Boot Camp
Limited Capacity full

The session focus will include information about the Google certification program; how to register and a high level of what people need to know complete the Google Educator Level 1 exam.There will also be a deep dive into some of the lesser used tools, Participants should have a good understanding of the basic tools such as Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms.

Free professional development sponsored by CDW-G

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CDW-G

CDW-G is a leading provider of technology solutions to education customers. The company features dedicated account managers to help districts choose the right technology for their needs. Solutions architects offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its engineers assist districts with implementation and management of those solutions.

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Heather Monks

Instructional Technology Specialist, LogicWing Inc.


Thursday October 20, 2016 10:15am - 12:45pm
Red Level 17

10:15am

Next Generation Interactive Technology
Clear Touch Interactive Panels provide the ideal choice for schools looking to implement a long-term, affordable, and sustainable classroom technology solution.   With a proven reputation for quality and a full range of technical capabilities, Clear Touch interactive displays are the next generation of classroom technology.   You are invited to see how this product will benefit your teaching experience! 

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avatar for Ockers Company

Ockers Company

Ockers Company has been in business for over ninety years. We provide Technology, Audio-Visual Products and Infrastructure Cabling to K-12 School Districts. We currently hold four Massachusetts state contracts.
avatar for Clear Touch Interactive

Clear Touch Interactive

Clear Touch Interactive provides interactive technology solutions that helps educational institutions to Interact Differently.

Thursday October 20, 2016 10:15am - 12:45pm
Red Level 29

10:15am

Power-Up Your Maker Mindset
Limited Capacity filling up

Join us for a fun filled, action packed, hand-on session of creating, tinkering,

hacking, and making. Come and experience how maker activities can ignite student engagement, inspire critical thinking, and foster meaningful opportunities to learn 21st century skills (without ignoring common core standards!) Attendance to the workshop is limited to first 60 attendees.



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Thursday October 20, 2016 10:15am - 12:45pm
Red Level 81

11:00am

Windows on Chromebooks? You Can Do it With Citrix
Moving to Chromebooks doesn't mean you have to leave Windows behind - or that you have to work on two different computers.  Citrix can deliver Windows applications and virtual desktops to Chromebooks and accessing them can be as easy as logging into your Chromebook.  Whether you've already moved to Chromebooks and are dealing with that last Windows application or wondering if you can use Chromebooks at all, Citrix can help.  

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avatar for HUB Tech

HUB Tech

HUB Tech is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum partner and holds several MA State approved contracts (ITC47, ITS53, ITT50, and OFF40). We have proven experience supporting hundreds of schools and universities, cities and towns, and state agencies throughout Massachusetts. We offer highly skilled IT services on 4 levels: Computer Hardware Solutions, Network & Mobility Solutions, Service & Support, and Managed Services. One Company... Read More →

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Andrew Schmidt

Senior Solution Center Engineer, Citrix


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
HUB Zone North East Club Level

11:15am

Connecting Beyond the Walls
Connecting beyond the walls of your classroom and library is a must for both students and teachers in our digital age. Join us to learn about building PLNs (Personal Learning Networks), using a variety of social media tools with your students and classes (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, Google Hangouts, Skype, etc.), and accessing a variety of online websites that expand your students' audience from only one (you!) to the world.  Your digital toolbox will be filled and you'll be ready to connect beyond the walls!

This session will focus on encouraging teachers and librarians to look outside the walls of their classroom and even their school to make connections for themselves and their students.  The importance of a PLN for connecting and learning as an educator will be stressed.  Various levels of usages of social media accounts will be modeled and shown from other educators across the nation.  Several website/tools will be modeled and taught that extend and enhance traditional teaching methods.

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avatar for Sherry Gick

Sherry Gick

Associate Director of Innovative Learning, Five-Star Technology Solutions
Formerly the Library & Instructional Technology Specialist for Rossville Consolidated Schools in Rossville, Indiana, Sherry Gick is now part of the Five Star team in Northwest Indiana.  She is a Teacher-Librarian, Technology Integrator, Tech Coach, international speaker, collaborator, social media lover, YA reader, iPhone fiend, & technology addict.  She's also known for being an envelope pusher, idea challenger, optimist, and a relocated... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level Mezzanine West side North

11:15am

Increase Opportunities with Online Advanced Placement Courses
Providing students with access to high-quality, online Advanced Placement courses is a reasonable way to solve scheduling problems and meet diverse student interests in an affordable way. Participants in this session will learn about AP® offerings provided by The Virtual High School, a Massachusetts based, non-profit course provider that has been meeting the needs of schools and students for the past 20 years. A variety of implementation strategies will be discussed, demonstrating the flexibility of our program and explaining how traditional and customized offerings can solve scheduling or budget issues.

The session will showcase general pedagogical strategies used in VHS courses, will provide a snapshot of MA student participation and success, and will include lesson demonstrations to highlight the rigor in VHS AP® courses. This presentation will include examples of AP® science lessons as well, to address how VHS has met the hands-on lab requirement with customized lab kits. There will be frequent opportunities for questions and discussion throughout the presentation.

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The Virtual High School

The mission of The Virtual High School is to develop and deliver standards-based, student-centered online courses that increase educational opportunities and 21st century skills, and to provide professional development to educators that expand the scope and depth of their instruction.

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Kim Spangenberg

Associate Dean of STEM, The Virtual High School


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 75

11:15am

FileWave-Simplified Endpoint Management for Windows, MacOS, iOS, & Android.
MA Account Manager (Rusty Clementoni) will take you through an overview of how FileWave has been simplifying Endpoint Management throughout Mass. and across the Country. Since 1992, FileWave has lead the marketplace providing education, enterprise, and government institutions around the world with enterprise level, multi-platform systems, and mobile endpoint management software to assist IT teams throughout the lifecycle process of imaging, deployment, management, tracking and maintenance. FileWave’s all-inclusive, highly scalable software solves the many challenges of managing a diverse and growing population of users, devices, and content by ensuring IT teams have a comprehensive solution that supports both client (desktop/laptop) and mobile devices across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.


FileWave has continued to provide MA Districts with a “TRUE” all-in-one IT Management console for Windows, MacOS, iOS, & Android. Districts today are not always “one-device-fits-all”, so why shouldn’t your software provide the same flexibility?

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FileWave Endpoint Management

FileWave allows IT, Curriculum, and other Administrators to take full control of their technology (Windows PC's, Mac OS X, Android, & iOS Devices) within a single interface. When it comes a having a complete systems management software, FileWave makes it easy! Image, Deploy, Manage, Maintain, Inventory.

Presenters
JC

Jerry Case

Systems Engineer Supervisor, FileWave (USA) Inc.
Systems Engineering Supervisor
avatar for Rusty Clementoni

Rusty Clementoni

Northeast Account Manager, FileWave
“Go Beyond Managing Devices and Engage Your Users” Since 1992, FileWave has lead the marketplace providing education, enterprise, and government institutions around the world with enterprise level multi-platform systems and mobile endpoint management software to assist IT teams throughout the lifecycle process of imaging, deployment, management, tracking and maintenance.  FileWave’s all-inclusive, highly scalable software... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 31

11:15am

Google Apps Tools, Tips and Resources for School and District Administrators
In this session, we will go over practical ways to use Google Apps, like Gmail, Calendar, Groups, Drive and more, in the role of a school or district administrator. Come learn some ways to save time, be more organized and more efficient, as well as communicate better with staff and families.

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CDW-G

CDW-G is a leading provider of technology solutions to education customers. The company features dedicated account managers to help districts choose the right technology for their needs. Solutions architects offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its engineers assist districts with implementation and management of those solutions.

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David Andrade

K-12 Education Strategist, CDW-G


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level Mezzanine South East side

11:15am

Learning STEMs from Play
Join Apple Distinguished Educator, Christine DiPaulo for a fast paced session. Everything you ever needed to know you learned in kindergarten. Join us for STEM centers on robotics and engineering in the hands on workshop. Play with Makey Makey, Tiggly, Osmo coding, Ozobot, Sphero and more. Let's play to learn. 

Relevant Links: 
Apple Education
www.apple.com/education

Apple Teacher Signup 
http://appleteacher.apple.com/signup

Everyone Can Code 
http://www.apple.com/education/everyone-can-code/ 

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Christine DiPaulo

Apple Distinguished Educator


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 22

11:15am

M & M’s and Reading Practice: What do they have in common?
What’s the best way to help every student read with confidence? Attend this interactive and engaging session to discover digital tools and resources that will help your students develop a growth mindset working toward personalized reading goals:

 





  • Provide practice at just the right level to drive growth



  • Teach students to read complex informational texts successfully



  • Bring your iPad, laptop or device to participate in an activity





 

Learn how Accelerated Rader 360 is a simple way to motivate, monitor, and manage reading practice.

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Renaissance Learning

Renaissance Learning is a leading provider of cloud-based assessment and teaching and learning solutions that fit the K12 classroom, improve school performance, and accelerate learning.

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Carolyn Denny

National Academic Advisor, Renaisssance Learning
Educator & National Academic Advisor, Renaissance


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 28

11:15am

Open Response Assessments for MCAS 2.0
As you prepare for the upcoming MCAS 2.0, which focuses on measuring students’ critical thinking skills by using more open response questions, learn about the best strategies and technological tools to prepare your students for success in open response assessments. At this session a demo of artificial intelligence based assessment and tutoring technology will take place. 

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LearnLaunch

LearnLaunch Institute catalyzes a community that drives innovation to transform learning and increase achievement. Our education innovation ecosystem mobilizes educators, entrepreneurs, learners, investors, and industry affiliates. As a nonprofit, the Institute offers learning opportunities, supports services, and a school pilot network.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level Mezzanine West side North

11:15am

Supporting English Learners through Blended Learning
Recently, blended learning has gained popularity in K-12 classrooms. A blended learning approach combines student-led online instruction with teacher-led offline instruction (Powell et al., 2015; Staker & Horn, 2012). Blended learning may be especially beneficial for English Learners (ELs) as the approach aligns well with previously defined areas of effective instruction for ELs, including clear objectives, frequent assessments of student progress, and personalized learning (Espinoza, 2008; Francis et al., 2006; Goldenberg, 2012). This presentation describes the implementation of a blended learning program, Lexia Reading Core5, and highlights the ways in which Lexia Reading Core5 supports the reading growth of ELs in K-5 classrooms. Results from research studies conducted in K-5 classrooms will be shared to highlight the benefits of a blended learning approach to reading instruction, particularly for ELs.

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Lexia Learning

Over two million students use Lexia’s research-proven approach to explicit, personalized learning of foundational reading skills. This scalable, technology-based system predicts students’ year-end performance, delivers norm-referenced performance data without interrupting instruction to administer a test, and provides teachers data-driven action pl

Presenters
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Alexis Treat

Senior Manager, Instructional Materials


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 26

11:15am

Whalley Computer Associates MASSCUE Session: Three Takeaways that you can apply in your District

  1. Enable Mobile Learning to Enhance the Classroom Experience

  2. Deliver to the promise of BYOD through software automation

  3. Learn that it is possible to eliminate the single OS-One device approach  (that is not sustainable YoY in your budget), with 21st Century solutions that leverage App Catalogs on Any Device

Schools are using mobile devices as a means to engage students in new and compelling ways, both inside and outside of classrooms. New teaching practices such as ¬flipped classrooms and blended learning that leverage the power of mobile devices and digital content empower teachers to create personalized learning pathways for each student, yet present challenges to classroom management and student safety. 

Students increasingly use mobile devices every day to access educational content, drive their own learning and collaborate with teachers, parents and other students, making device security and student safety paramount concerns. AirWatch® by VMware® enables next generation mobile learning by empowering schools to deploy, manage and secure mobile devices for safe classroom use. 

Configure applications and content suited for each student across device types, operating systems and deployment models to enable secure mobile learning environments. With AirWatch, track mobile assets, configure security policies, automate compliance settings and secure access to school networks. Enable mobile learning to enhance student engagement and transform the classroom experience for both teachers and students with AirWatch.

Come see us for a Demonstration of the latest Airwatch Release, Version 8.4
Learn about the latest features of this comprehensive solution that permits a unified app catalog and Single Sign On (SSO) for all users with the ability to manage risk, ensure compliance, and simplify operations.



  • Enroll devices in a school environment and configure device settings over-the-air

  • Easily manage internal, public, and purchased apps across managed devices

  • Enable mobile access to content anytime, anywhere, while protecting sesitive content

  • Gain insight into major platforms including iOS, OS X and Chrome OS devices

  • Configure devices to be used in the classroom using AirWatch Teacher Tools 


Whalley Computer Associates (WCA) is pleased to, once again, partner with Airwatch here at MASSCUE. As a Strategic Partner of Airwatch, WCA offers Airwatch Consulting Services that deliver value in the form of best practices when your deployment of Airwatch is underway.  Please see us and we’ll be happy to set up a time for a visit to assess your Airwatch business requirements.

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Whalley Computer Associates

Founded in 1979 by and for Educators, WCA is an exceptional technology sales and service organization that partners with educational institutions to reduce their costs and enrich the student, faculty and staff’s learning environment while enhancing student performance through technology.

Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Blue Level 19

11:15am

What You Need to Know About Security
This session is geared for the IT Director, Network Administrator or anyone interested in learning more about how to protect their district from security threats. We will examine industry trends, new technologies and look at what other school districts are doing to protect themselves. The goal will also be to look at what is available in the market to determine what tools are most cost-effective to provide the maximum protection for school districts without breaking the bank.

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Heather Axworthy

Lead Technical Architect


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 63

11:15am

3D Printing in the Classroom - Lessons Learned & Next Steps
This session explores how teams of preservice and in-service teachers learned to integrate 3D printing and modeling into their instructional practices. We will highlight case studies, offer strategies to integrate 3D printing into standards-based lessons, and provide recommendations for supporting teachers’ and students’ use of this innovative new technology.

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avatar for Suzan Kommers

Suzan Kommers

Research Assistant, University of Massachusetts Amherst
I am doctoral student in Higher Education at UMass Amherst. For this project, I assist in setting up a community of practice for teachers who want to use 3D printing in their classroom.


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 18

11:15am

BOOM! Comics in the 21st Century Classroom
Get ready to be inspired how to: -use comics within any classroom (applies to K-12, any subject) I will give a quick overview of why comics are crucial tools to foster student engagement and promote active learning environments.

Presenters
avatar for Kerry Cowell

Kerry Cowell

Library Media Specialist~ grades 4&5, Dale Street School
@kcowell7 | Library Media Specialist~ grades 4&5 | Hope to inspire, support, empower students & teachers to help our world... | Former classroom teacher (14 years) | Passionate about #designthinking #makerspace #digcit #edtech #inquiry



Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 62

11:15am

Building a Connected Classroom
Get inspired and explore STEAM, 3D design and print, GAFE, iPads, and web-based resources. We'll work to look beyond tools and focus on skills for teachers and students. Participants will contribute, collaborate, and generate ideas to bring to life in their own learning environment. Last winter members of our tech team designed and delivered a three-part pd series for our district where we focused on skills supported by free or low-cost tech tools to enhance instruction. In this session we will share some of the highlights. Whether you are planning pd for staff or creating a new unit for your students, you will leave this session with concrete ideas to support you as you plan and facilitate instruction.

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avatar for Robin Tucceri

Robin Tucceri

Technology Integration Specialist, Norfolk Public Schools
Former fifth grade teacher now working as a technology integration specialist. Interested in collaborating with teachers, students, administrators.


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 73

11:15am

Coding + Academics = Future
Are you interested in seeing your learners actively engaged in logical thinking, problem solving, perseverance, communication, and collaboration while integrated it into the rigorous curriculum? Coding may be the missing component. Students in grades K-5 can do all of this through the use of coding. Free resources will be given.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 76

11:15am

Create with Google Apps & Chrome Extensions
Learn some of the best uses of Google Drive Add-Ons and explore helpful Chrome apps and extensions. Among the tools featured are Screencastify, MoveNote, and SnagIt. Explore how educators can extend Google capabilities and heighten interactivity.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 10

11:15am

Creating a Digital Classroom Experience
Presenters will share how they utilize a variety of digital tools and apps, Google and Apple, in order to create a digital classroom experience for middle school students.

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avatar for Erin Smith

Erin Smith

English teacher, Ipswich Middle School, Ipswich Public Schools
18-years teaching experience: | - Ipswich High School, Grades 9-12 English (1999-2009) | - Ipswich Middle School, Grade 7 English (2009-present) | | Education: | - B.A., Assumption College | - M. Ed., Salem State College | - CAGS, Salem State College

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Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 60

11:15am

Developing Digital Literacy Curriculum for a 1:1 program
At Concord Middle School we developed a new year-long, 2x a 6 day cycle, Digital Literacy course for 6th graders to support their citizenship and skills as digital learners. This workshop provides an overview of our DL course outline and resources with ideas you can take away for developing curriculum for your own 1:1 program.

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avatar for Barbara Peskin

Barbara Peskin

Teacher, Concord Middle School
I teach the 6th grade Digital Literacy, 6th grade Animation (Scratch), 7th grade iMovie and 8th grade Coding (code.org and html). | | We've developed a Digital Literacy curriculum for our 1 to 1 program that includes a Tech Matrix for student growth, a Digital Literacy Portfolio and integrates lessons from Common Sense Media. I look forward to sharing at the MassCue conference this year.



Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 14

11:15am

DIY Mobile Video Across the Curriculum
Learn tips and techniques to harness the power of mobile devices to create high-quality video projects that can demonstrate learning across a range of content areas. Discover how to increase your students' multimedia power with practical projects for a public audience beyond your classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Fred Haas

Fred Haas

Technology Integration Coordinator, Hopkinton High School
Fred Haas is a technology integration coordinator at Hopkinton High School, where he has also worked as a teacher since arriving in 2006. He has taught a combination of traditional face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses. With over ten years of combined experience teaching in online and blended environments, he has developed courses in both contexts. Additionally, he has provided professional development in Hopkinton, as well as The Education... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 69

11:15am

Double Your Productivity With Google Apps
You are probably not using the Google Suite to its full potential. Administrators, teachers, and students are all being asked to interact more online but are not taught how to effectively manage the new demands. Nudges, notifications, and emails can easily become overwhelming but they don't have to be. With a few tricks and tweaks, the Google Suite can effectively manage all of the demands of your electronic life. The focus is on making Google Drive your virtual file cabinet and synergizing it with the other demands of online education.

Participants will learn:
  1. Processing: How to maximize Google Inbox to effectively manage email, notifications, and reminders.
  2. Minimizing: How to use Google Keep for quick notes and reminders.
  3. Automating: How to using websites like IFTTT and Zapier to automate your most common tasks.

Presenters
avatar for MJ Linane

MJ Linane

History Teacher, Old Rochester Regional High School
MJ Linane is an award-winning teacher, blogger, and tech coach. He currently teaches history at Old Rochester Regional High School. MJ was the Recipient of MassCUE 2015 EdTech Pathfinder Award for his work with Bring Your Own Device, paperless learning, gamification, and designing interactive lessons. He has written for Edsurge and Smarter Schools. He has worked with dozens of education technology companies in helping them develop their tools for... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 16

11:15am

Elementary Robotics Program using LEGO WeDo
Your students already play with LEGO’s; why not teach them how to program them? This workshop will explain how second graders used the design process to build and program robots using LEGO WeDo. Participants will use WeDo Kits and software to program gears and pulleys as if they were students.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 71

11:15am

Google Tools for Integration
Google has tools and features built into their suite of products providing accessibility and accommodations for users with special needs. Some of these tools are created by Google and other tools are created by third-parties and available as apps and extensions. Discover many ways to reach more of your students.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 65

11:15am

Infographics: INSPIRE, ENGAGE AND EXCITE!
Infographics (visual representation of data/information) inspire, engage and excite students grade 5-12 while providing an opportunity to gather, evaluate, synthesize and creatively demonstrate understanding using a free technology tool. This hands-on workshop will review student examples, discuss applications, and explore this awesome tool. BYOD - laptop or iPad running Puffin.

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avatar for Sandy Lemon

Sandy Lemon

Grade 6 ELA Teacher at Kennedy Middle School, Natick Public Schools
iPads in the classroom, blended learning, project-based learning, technology and the common core, tips and tricks to help your classroom run more smoothly. Deeper Learning Framework and 21st century skills.

Presenters
avatar for Karin Knapik-Cloutier

Karin Knapik-Cloutier

Teacher - MS, J. F. Kennedy Middle School
Instructional Technology Teacher at Kennedy



Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 72

11:15am

Integrating Technology for Teacher Professional Learning
Are you charged with leading teacher/department meetings, PLCs, or professional development? How do you model integration of technology so teachers can experience using technology for their own learning? Create learning structures where technology is a powerful tool for collaboration and professional learning using tools from Google Apps for Education and other digital media.

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Kim Talbot

Director of Global Education, K-12, Melrose Public Schools
Bio: I have over 20 years of French/Spanish teaching experience in private, urban, and suburban districts. Melrose Public Schools supports 5 languages (French, German, Italian, Latin, and Spanish) at both the middle school and high school levels - through Advanced Placement in all languages. A late-comer to data analysis, my core belief is that all children have the capacity to learn language and every teacher has the capacity and... Read More →

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Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 24

11:15am

Kid-Friendly Digital Portfolios
Come learn different ways K-5 students can independently showcase their work using Seesaw, an easy to use, free digital portfolio tool that is compatible with any device. Join us as a Digital Learning Coach and elementary teacher share specific classroom examples and teaching strategies that foster student learning.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 79

11:15am

Maximizing Professional Development in a Blended Learning Environment
How do you create professional development using a learning management system blending face-to-face and online learnig?  See examples of a high quality blended learning environment and explore tools for creating ‘flipped’ video lessons to enhance professional ollaboration and discussions.

Maximizing PD in a Blended Learning Environment 

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avatar for Brian Allieri

Brian Allieri

ITS, Wellesley Middle School
I am the middle school Instructional Technology Specialist in Wellesley Public Schools. I work with teachers/students integrating technology into the work being done in classrooms. WMS is a 1:1 community using iPads in grades 6, 7 & *8.

Presenters
avatar for Ranjani Sriram

Ranjani Sriram

Instructional Technology Specialist, Wellesley High School
I am the ITS in Wellesley High School (WHS). My teaching career started as a middle school math teacher where I taught 7th and 8th grade math for 14 years. Currently we in WHS are a year away from launching a full Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) program. Many students already bring their own laptops but we are expanding this to make it 1:1 model. We use Canvas as our LMS and we are a GAFE school system. I enjoy exploring and staying... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 67

11:15am

No more Red Pens
Are you tired of taking papers home? In this workshop learn about some easy resources to collect feedback and data quickly. We will check out Google Forms/Sheets, Socrative, Goformative, Kahoot, Padlet and more!

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avatar for Chrystal Hoe

Chrystal Hoe

Technology Coordinator, Hopkinton


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 19

11:15am

Personalizing the Chromebook Learning Environment
Chromebooks offer the ability for students to personalize their learning environments. Let’s empower our students to make use of these features in both shared cart and 1:1 models. In this session, we will personalize our own Chrome profiles and learn about the features through hands-on play.

Presenters
avatar for Jarred Haas

Jarred Haas

Digital Learning Coach, Peabody Public Schools
Jarred Haas is the Digital Learning Coach for the Peabody Public Schools in Peabody, MA. Jarred is a co-writer for District Technology Plan and leads the PPS Digital Learning Center. He serves as the adviser to the Student Technology Assistance and Resource Team at the J. Henry Higgins Middle School. In daily operations, Jarred has designed a framework for authentic teacher and student led PD. As Google Educator, Jarred delivered trainings and... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 70

11:15am

Seesaw: Digital Portfolio
Are you looking for a free, user-friendly digital portfolio that follows students from kindergarten through the upper elementary grades? Seesaw allows students to showcase their learning through multiple modalities. Seesaw captures student learning, providing differentiated assessment for teachers, as well as a glimpse into the classroom for parents.

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avatar for Alex Caram

Alex Caram

Library Media Specialist, Summer Street School
@librarycaram


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 74

11:15am

Shut Up About Your Favorite App
Want teachers to be excited about and invested in technology integration? Learn how to focus on the WHY, not the WHAT. Participants will practice talking about what happens in the classroom with this new language. Bring these strategies back to your school and change the way technology integration happens.

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avatar for Kerry Gallagher

Kerry Gallagher

Digital Learning Specialist, St. John's Prep
Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts and Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org in Palo Alto, California. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Kerry taught middle and high school history in Bring Your Own Device public schools for 13 years. She was best known for her paperless collaborative classroom model and has helped schools create student-driven... Read More →

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avatar for Julie Cremin

Julie Cremin

Digital Learning Specialist, St. Johns Prep
Julie is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John's Prep, a1:1 iPad school serving 1500 students in grade 6-12. She previously taught middle and high school history for 7 years, served as the Director of Curriculum for Amplify Learning, and was a curriculum writer and trainer for Teachers' Curriculum Institute. She has 13 years of professional development training experience, having worked directly with teachers across the country, as well as... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 66

11:15am

STEAM with a Fab Lab in the High School
Come learn what a Fab Lab is and how it has created new learning in Watertown High School. Our Innovation Specialist, Librarian and Digital Learning Coordinator designed the space in the Summer of 2015, opened it in the Fall of 2015 and have had students and teachers using it regulary ever since. Come see the projects students have created for ELA, Science, Social Studies, World Language and more. Come here how the design process has changed learning from students.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 21

11:15am

Tell Me a Story
Everyone has a story to tell. Help your students’ voice reach a larger audience through digital storytelling. There are a number of tools available to combine images, sound and text, but we will focus on the iPad apps Book Creator, ChatterPix, Google Drive and iMovie.

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Shannon Famigletti

Elementary Technology Integration Specialist, Sudbury Public Schools


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 77

11:15am

Unleash the Power of ClassDojo!
What can ClassDojo do for your classroom? More than you might expect! Learn how one teacher’s classroom became more connected and interactive using this simple, powerful, FREE online tool. Create your own account during this session and discover the countless benefits ClassDojo will deliver to you, your students, and families.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 68

11:15am

Virtual Global Learning
Travel the world with your students through virtual reality. This session will examine strategies for incorporating virtual reality into curriculum and will explore virtual reality apps. Participants will also have the opportunity to try virtual reality glasses and will consider ways they can integrate this technology into lessons.

Link to Presentation

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avatar for Jennifer Hanson

Jennifer Hanson

Director of Library Services, Worcester Academy
Jennifer Hanson is the Director of Library Services at Worcester Academy. She was awarded the 2016 ISTE Librarians Network Secondary Librarian Award. Prior to joining Worcester Academy, Jennifer was the Librarian at Primary Source, a nonprofit professional development organization. She has also worked in the libraries at Emerson College, Indiana University, and the Art Institute of Chicago. From 2012-2015, Jennifer was the Communications Chair... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 61

11:15am

Write a Successful MassCUE Grant!
Do you have an innovative idea for using classroom technology with your students?  But you need some $$ to get the project going?  Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) is a non-profit organization that offers competitive grants, up to $3000, for student-centered projects. Learn how simple it is to write and submit a successful MassCUE grant application. Find out how to write the grant according to specific criteria, see models of other innovative project ideas, and brainstorm a project or lesson you want to develop further. You can find our session presentation link here: MassCUE Grants 2016

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avatar for Wendy Espinoza Cotta

Wendy Espinoza Cotta

Associate Director, Rhode Island Mayoral Academies
Skype: wcotta | Twitter: @edtech2innovate


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:15am - 12:10pm
Red Level 13

11:30am

Game Changers: 10 simple chrome tips you never knew about
Learn 10 super-quick and easy tips and tricks that you will wish you always knew! Jed is a Natick 3rd grade Master Teacher and Google certified educator.

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avatar for Jed Stefanowicz

Jed Stefanowicz

Teacher - Elem., Natick Public Schools
Third Grade teacher at Brown Elementary in Natick. Year 22! | Certified Educator/Ambassador: Google, BrainPop, Prodigy, Plickers


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:30am - 12:00pm
Red Level 11

11:45am

Exploring Firewall as a Service for Your District
HUB Tech, in conjuncton with Cato Networks, delivers cloud-based Next Generatio Firewall security services.  Our cloud-based security services have no capacity constraints and include URL filtering Layer 7 applicatin control, Malware scanning and more.   

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HUB Tech

HUB Tech is a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Platinum partner and holds several MA State approved contracts (ITC47, ITS53, ITT50, and OFF40). We have proven experience supporting hundreds of schools and universities, cities and towns, and state agencies throughout Massachusetts. We offer highly skilled IT services on 4 levels: Computer Hardware Solutions, Network & Mobility Solutions, Service & Support, and Managed Services. One Company... Read More →

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Sean McCarthy

Consulting Systems Engineer, Cato Networks


Thursday October 20, 2016 11:45am - 12:15pm
HUB Zone North East Club Level

12:00pm

Lunch
Come join us for a buffet lunch in the Keynote area.   You may come anytime during 12:00 and 1:45. 

Thursday October 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Keynote Area

12:00pm

MassCUE Education Technology Summit by invitation only
By invitation only.

Thursday October 20, 2016 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Red Level 30

12:20pm

Game On! Funfilled Apps for Game Based Learning
The presenter will highlight apps that facilitate game based learning in the language classroom, and demonstrate with examples from the classroom. The apps include Kahoot, Duolingo's TinyCards, and Edpuzzle.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 12:20pm - 12:50pm
Red Level 11

12:25pm

Becoming a Connected Educator: Finding a Million New Ideas
There is a vast amount of teaching ideas, tips, tricks and people available online just waiting for educators to tap in. Find out how people like you are finding and sharing on sites like Twitter, Google Plus, Pinterest and others and how YOU can reap the benefits too! Use step-by-step instructions in this session and thorough digital handouts to get you started navigating these social media tools.

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avatar for Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Keynote Speaker, Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller is a teacher, blogger and presenter from West Central Indiana. He has infused technology and innovative teaching methods in his classes for more than 10 years. He is the author of the book Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom and writes at the Ditch That Textbook blog about using technology and creative ideas in teaching. He is a Google Certified Innovator (Austin ’14), a PBS LearningMedia... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level Mezzanine West side North

12:25pm

Debunk the Science Myth with Media: PBS LearningMedia
Please join us for an open discussion of how and when to address students’ misunderstandings about how the world works in science classrooms of all grades.  We’ll present some current research with authentic examples, and then open it up to hear from you -  successes and challenges. WGBH Education is developing ways to use digital media resources on PBS LearningMedia to reveal student’s understandings, and to build on this prior knowledge to then challenge misconceptions.  Door prizes!  

 

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WGBH

PBS LearningMedia™ is a free supplemental curriculum service featuring short video clips, lesson plans, interactive activities, images, etc. Sign up is free and easy. PBS LearningMedia is a co-production of WGBH and PBS.

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Carolyn Jacobs

Senior Manager, Training and Educator Engagement, WGBH Education


Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 25

12:25pm

Getting Kids Addicted to Math - Gamification
Game-based learning has become a hot topic in education, but often isn’t applied effectively, and several “educational” games lack the pedagogical backbone to be used in the classroom. This workshop will share some of the mechanics behind game-based learning, drawing upon examples from Prodigy, which is a free, Pokemon-style video game aligned to Common Core math standards for grades 1-6. The workshop will tell the story of why 1/3 of all students in Ontario, Canada (which Mckinsey and Co. had ranked as one of the best school systems in the world) have adopted Prodigy and why kids are spending hours of their own time practicing math, voluntarily. In addition, the workshop will highlight how to combine pedagogy with play, how to use the game for formative and diagnostic assessment, and how teachers can use students’ reports to inform and differentiate instruction in the classroom. Teachers will also have the opportunity to interact with the game on their own devices!

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SMARTeacher Inc

Prodigy is a FREE, highly engaging math game that's used by over 7,000,000 students in North America. It's fully aligned to Common Core State Standards for Grades 1-8 and automatically differentiates for each child. Educators can easily create formative assessments, track trouble spots, and view teacher/admin reports in real-time.

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Veenay Sehdev

Customer Success Specialist, Prodigy Game


Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 31

12:25pm

Hands On Minds On: Enhancing Literacy Learning with iPad
How do you duplicate yourself as a teacher? How can students demonstrate subject knowledge? With the use of an iPad teachers are able to personalize instruction for every child. iPad empowers children to be able show what they know. The possibilities are endless to create and share work with iPad. This session led by Apple Distinguished Educator, Mauri Dufour will include hands on activities using apps like ExplainEverything, Book Creator and Do Ink. You will experience leaning through the eyes of a student while learning new ways to customize learning for all students.   

Relevant Links:
Apple Education
www.apple.com/education

Apple Teacher Signup
http://appleteacher.apple.com/signup

Everyone Can Code
http://www.apple.com/education/everyone-can-code/


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Mauri Dufour

Apple Distinguished Educator


Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 22

12:25pm

Helping to Close the Digital Divide / Kajeet
Learn more about how to address the ‘digital divide’ or ‘homework gap’ issues we have in the U.S. Is your school district currently investigating a 1:1 computing environment or are your sending devices home with your students? Find out how schools can provide a safe, affordable and managed internet access to students whose families cannot afford it.

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CDW-G

CDW-G is a leading provider of technology solutions to education customers. The company features dedicated account managers to help districts choose the right technology for their needs. Solutions architects offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its engineers assist districts with implementation and management of those solutions.
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Kajeet, Inc.

Kajeet, only wireless service provider dedicated to kids and education, provides mobile Education Broadband™ to connect students who cannot afford Internet connectivity at home.

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Jonathan Kertesz

Regional Director, Kajeet


Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level Mezzanine South East side

12:25pm

How Artificial Intelligence Can Boost Math Succes
Artificially intelligent software is replacing the textbook—and redefining math instruction within the classroom. Join us in an exploration on how ALEKS can be used to support student learning in a blended learning environment.

ALEKS is an adaptive, Research-Based online math program that uses artificial intelligence and open-response questioning to identify precisely what each student knows and doesn't know. Through truly individualized learning and assessment, ALEKS delivers a personalized learning path on the exact topics each student is most ready to learn. ALEKS offers Detailed Progress Monitoring on Student Mastery of Common Core and State Standards and is Fully bilingual in English and Spanish.

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McGraw Hill Education

Our vision is to unlock the full potential of each learner. | Our mission is to accelerate learning through intuitive, engaging, efficient and effective experiences grounded in research.

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Jay Macfarland

Senior Implementation and PD Specialist k12, McGraw Hill Education


Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 63

12:25pm

How to Enable Greater Utilization of your IT Resources and Staff
IT professionals in higher education and K12 institutions across the country are faced with a daunting challenge: how to leverage technology as a strategic investment to be utilized by students, educators, and administrators alike, while balancing the realities of shrinking budgets, staff consolidation, and the availability of IT expertise.

How can you start small and start fast? How can you invest in infrastructure without massive capital outlays? How do you scale quickly and easily to meet the needs of your organization? How do you support new applications, new initiatives, and a growing student population, and remove the burdens of infrastucture management from your IT staff?

Schools are saddled with legacy IT infrastructure, and at the same time are being forced to adopt online testing initiatives, virtual desktop initiatives, and to implement student management systems. BYOD efforts push new paradigms into the datacenter, and demands are ever-increasing for online learning applications, student-teacher-parent interaction, instructional videos, online textbooks, and more.

Lenovo HX appliances with Nutanix provide an out-of-the-box solution to these challenges, and many more. The Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform is the industry’s first converged infrastructure solution — integrating virtualization, compute, and storage resources into a single appliance — and utilizing the same technologies that power Google and other leading web-scale companies. With a simple scale-out architecture, Lenovo HX appliances with Nutanix deliver cost savings and predictable scalability for even the most intensive workloads. The advanced architecture of the Lenovo HX platform enables high availability across all system components to an unlimited number of simultaneous users.

From VDI workloads to Exchange Mailboxes to administrative tools like InfiniteCampus and Pearson Education products, Lenovo HX  with Nutanix provides the flexibility to run multiple applications on a single infrastructure. This eliminates the need for expensive, dedicated resources per application, while satisfying electronic information protection standards.

Let's talk about how to enable greater utilization of your IT resources and staff, while lowering expenses and decreasing the complexity of your IT environment.

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Whalley Computer Associates

Founded in 1979 by and for Educators, WCA is an exceptional technology sales and service organization that partners with educational institutions to reduce their costs and enrich the student, faculty and staff’s learning environment while enhancing student performance through technology.

Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Blue Level 19

12:25pm

Personalize Your Professional Development
Looking to increase the relevance of your professional development? Want to ensure you're making the most of the technology you have access to? YOU CAN! All with resources included in your MASSCUE membership through a new partnership with Atomic Learning! Join us and see how this powerful Professional Learning Platform can support you and the teaching and learning goals you have for your school.

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Atomic Learning

Education’s Trusted Training Solutions Provider: | Originally founded by educators, Atomic Learning understands the unique challenges schools, districts, colleges and universities face with technology, and is dedicated to providing high-quality solutions that help make meaningful use of technology to impact teaching, learning and life.

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avatar for Christine Jegers

Christine Jegers

Education Integration Specialist, Atomic Learning
I have spent 10 years teaching in K-12 classrooms, and 9 years in High Ed classrooms as both an instructor and as an administration. In those years, I have had extensive experience with professional development of educators. I have a Master's of Education in Teaching and Learning, and a post-Master's certificate in Gifted and Talented Learning. My current position has me both assisting specific customers with making the most of Atomic... Read More →



Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 26

12:25pm

#TechTeamMA: Empowering your Students and Transforming Your School with a Student Technology Team
Student Technology Teams have the power to transform your school and empower your students. Come hear the perspectives from teachers and students from schools across the Commonwealth who are leveraging student voice and leadership to enhance digital learning in their school communities.

In this interactive and collaborative session, we will brainstorm, inspire, tackle, resolve - you name it. Rule #1 of incorporating a Student Tech Team: build it around the intricacies and peculiarities of your learning community. Members of the #TechTeamMA PLN will share how they have done just that. 

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Chris Gosselin

Digital Learning/Media Specialist, Wakefield Public Schools
Chris is the Digital Learning/Media Specialist for the Dolbeare and Walton Elementary schools in Wakefield, MA. Chris received his B.A. in English Literature from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT and his M.A. in Teaching from Simmons College. Chris is an active member of the Wakefield Public Schools digital learning team, and collaborates regularly with colleagues to enhance student learning using technology. Before taking on the role... Read More →

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avatar for Johanna Wilson

Johanna Wilson

6-12 Technology Integration Specialist, Hamilton Wenham Regional School District
Johanna is the 6-12 Technology Integration Specialist for the Hamilton Wenham Regional School District. The Regional High School is 1:1 with iPads and the district is a Google Apps for Education District. Johanna is passionate about EdTech and it's ability to engage all learners and transform teaching in today's classrooms.



Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 73

12:25pm

(Google Classroom) Questions and Forms in the Classroom
Using the Google Classroom “Question” feature, and Google Forms, we’ll share some ways in which we’re using technology in both a Chromebook- or BYOD-supported learning environment. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the various opportunities this simple technology creates for both instant, formative feedback, and larger skills-based, summative feedback.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 65

12:25pm

Alternative Assessments with Tech
Educators will see how Scratch and HUE Stop Animation was used as alternative assessments in a Social Studies and Math class. Student examples will be shown and then educators will brainstorm other possibilities for their own classes.

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Darlease Monteiro

Technology Coordinator/Scpecialist, Global Learning Charter Public Scho
I have been teaching for 10 years and have recently become interested in "flipping" the classroom to give my students more options in their learning.


Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 16

12:25pm

Chatting on Twitter... How to Participate, Facilitate and Share
Participants will be consumers in this workshop! Goals include participating in a real-time Twitter chat, using Tweetdeck to monitor chats, schedule tweets & create chat questions, and capturing chats using Storify.

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Brenda Maurao

Assistant Principal, Miller School, Holliston Public Schools
I am currently the Assistant Principal at the Miller Elementary School in Holliston, MA. I am passionate about finding and sharing meaningful ways to use Social Media to expand my professional learning network.



Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 15

12:25pm

Creating Teacher Networks: Building Capacity for Sharing Innovative Digital Practice
In this workshop, educators share a network-building professional development model for technology integration which brought teachers from across one district together to discuss, question, research, and reflect on their practice. Join us to discuss innovative professional development that builds connections and foregrounds the “why,” not the “how,” of technology integration.

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avatar for Michael DiLuzio

Michael DiLuzio

Teacher, Waltham High School
Technology Integration, blogging, pedagogy, and the life of an educator.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 19

12:25pm

Effective EdTech Pilot Partnership
A pilot’s success hinges on stakeholders’ ownership. Recognizing the potential of CueThink as an innovative, peer-to-peer program that structures math problem solving, the curriculum and technology team at Boston Public School partnered with CueThink’s implementation team for a pilot rollout. This workshop details our collaborative planning, implementation and evaluation process.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 21

12:25pm

Fostering Future Filmmakers
Learn how an unfunded Video Club became a popular after school program that grew exponentially and greatly enhanced students’ problem solving, collaboration and communication abilities. Participants will take away ideas for implementing a media productions curriculum that fosters 21st Century Skills and how to creatively fund this endeavor.

Link to presentation: http://tinyurl.com/j4zlyl7

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Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 67

12:25pm

Google Slides Outside the Box
Collaborate and create eBooks and Stop Motion projects with Google Slides. After we collect and insert a combination of images, text, shapes, and videos into our Slides, participants will publish and share desired works.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 79

12:25pm

Harnessing the Power of Social Media to Improve Public Relations and Create a Positive Brand for your School or District
This session will give an overview of the whys and hows of building a bigger social presence for your school or district through the use of Facebook and Twitter. Topics will include; Benefits of a strong social presence, getting started, building an audience, posting strategies, and tips for success.

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Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 24

12:25pm

Have you GHCC lately? (Google+, Hangouts, Communities and Collections)
Feel like you are not using Google+ to its fullest capabilities? Need a way to collaborate and share resources? Want to connect with others? If you have answered yes to the above questions, then this interactive session is for you. Take the mystery out of Google+ and let’s ‘hangout’ together!

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Kerri Lunn

Database, Application & Integration Specialist, Bedford School District
I am the Database, Application & Integration Specialist at Bedford High School in Bedford NH. Every day is an adventure where learning something new daily is what we strive to accomplish. #bhstech222

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avatar for Craig Sheil

Craig Sheil

Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School
Technology Integration Teacher @ Bedford High School; love for Mathematics; Google for Education Certified Trainer, NH GEG Co-leader #bhstech222 #GoogleET


Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 23

12:25pm

How Mashpee Hijacked a Hashtag
If the story of education in your district is going to be told online, doesn’t it make sense that it is told by those deeply invested in the work being done? Come learn how to tell your story together using a common hashtag you hijack on Twitter.

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avatar for Suzy Brooks

Suzy Brooks

Director of Instructional Technology, Mashpee Public Schools
I strive incessantly to make strong, positive connections with my students, their families and my colleagues. It is through these relationships I have found the encouragement to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for all things technical. After 10 years as an elementary teacher, I am now a Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools in Massachusetts. I provides professional development and hands-on workshops for educators... Read More →


Thursday October 20, 2016 12:25pm - 1:20pm
Red Level 10

12:25pm

Interactive Learning Centers using tablets and Chromebooks
Give your classroom learning centers a makeover! In this hands-on session, we will explore activities which can be used with Tablets Chromebooks, computers and interactive white boards. The activities teachers provide their students at a center can be enhanced with technology, even if there’s only one computer or tablet available. Retool your learning center immediately!

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