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Sunday, June 16
 

2:00pm CDT

Registration
Sunday June 16, 2013 2:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Registration 1
 
Monday, June 17
 

7:30am CDT

Attendee Breakfast
Coffee and continental breakfast will be available for all attendees.

Monday June 17, 2013 7:30am - 8:30am CDT
Frisco Foyer

7:30am CDT

Registration
Monday June 17, 2013 7:30am - 4:00pm CDT
Registration 1

8:30am CDT

Lee Crockett - Literacy is Not Enough - 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age
Powerful technologies and information systems have caused facts to become obsolete faster, and knowledge built on these facts to become less durable. InfoWhelm is breaking down the boundaries between conventional disciplines, altering the very fabric of our society, and affecting the way we work, play, communicate, view our fellow citizens, how we learn, and what's important for us to know. Yet schools in their structure, operation, curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment models remain largely the same as they have for decades.

 

In 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age, you'll learn why it's important that students develop essential 21st Century Fluency skills to operate in the new living, working, and learning environments of today. More importantly, you'll learn how these skills can be taught in a structured manner at every grade level and in every subject area, and be the responsibility of every teacher throughout the entire school experience. This is our most requested keynote and is based on the best-selling book Literacy is Not Enough: 21st Century Fluencies for the Digital Age.

Presenters
avatar for Lee Crockett

Lee Crockett

Managing Partner, 21st Century Fluency Project
Lee Crockett is an award winning designer, artist, and co-author of several best-selling books including Understanding the Digital Generation, and Literacy is Not Enough. His challenging and entertaining keynote presentations are in high demand to global audiences as he blends intense... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Frisco 6

10:00am CDT

Morning Break
For all attendees

Monday June 17, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Frisco Foyer

10:30am CDT

Build Your Tool Kit: Empowering 6 - 12 Educators

This session will provide participants with the latest cool tools including Web 2.0 and 3.0, podcasts and vodcasts, interactive, and many more resources for 6 - 12.


Presenters
avatar for Monica I. Martinez

Monica I. Martinez

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Monica Isabel Martinez is the Director of Professional Development for the TCEA, a non-profit educational technology organization serving educators across the globe. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Frisco 3
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation

10:30am CDT

Digital Blooms: Technology Integration is H.O.T.
Discover how technology may help meet the levels of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy in your classroom and how Web Apps may elevate your students' thinking to a higher level. We will showcase examples of ways educators in Frisco ISD have integrated technology into their curriculum to encompass all levels of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy thinking skills.

Presenters
avatar for Kiki Evans

Kiki Evans

Digital Learning Coah, Frisco ISD


Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Frisco 1
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation

10:30am CDT

Embracing Change
Connected students have raised the bar. Today's learners need us to be masters of design. When does learning stick? When it is meaningful. In this session we will address how design thinking, project based learning, and 21st century skills use rigor and relevance to meet the needs of diverse learners.

Presenters
MC

Michele Colebrook

Grapevine Colleyville ISD
M

Myra

Grapevine Colleyville ISD
avatar for Julee Vorachard

Julee Vorachard

STEM TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATION SPEC, CANNON ELEMENTARY
Grapevine-Colleyville ISD


Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Frisco 5
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise All
  • Audience Elementary (Pre K - 5th grade)
  • Outcomes Project based learning, Design thinking, 21st century skills"
  • Walk-Away Products Resources for lesson design and student feedback

10:30am CDT

Flipped Out! The Flipped Classroom
Come find out what the flipped classroom is all about! You will experience a flipped classroom as well as hear what successes and problems are experienced as Texas districts implemented this strategy. The basic idea is to flip the common instructional approach to videos that can be watched at home. Teachers now using this concept say that interaction is one of the greatest benefits of flipping the classroom. Teachers will become instructional coaches rather than presenters of content. Come see how we have helped districts transform this ideology into a reality that benefits students, teachers, parents, and administrators.

Presenters
BF

Brenda Foster

STAFF DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, Region 16 Education Service Center
brenda.foster@esc16.net
TS

Tammy Swartz

Region 16 ESC


Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Hamilton-Lebanon School Room
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership

10:30am CDT

From Blended to Flipped

Participants will learn the simple guidelines for moving from presenting digital content, on occasion, to allowing students to have 24/7 access to major concepts (in small bites) on any device. Rubrics for building short effective concept multimedia events will be available along with guidelines for holding students accountable for learning outside the brick and mortar classrrom walls. Free online services will be reviewed and demonstrated for participants to choose from.

 

http://txascd.org/downloads/blended.ppt


Presenters

Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Bush-Bass School Room
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Intermediate
  • Audience High School (9th - 12th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes Why move from blended to flipped? Advantages and Disadvantages, Guidelines for processes and procedures to evaluate if you should flip a classroom, Effectively flip a classroom for maximum teaching and learning with accountability
  • Walk-Away Products Handouts: Rubric for creating or providing effective short concept videos, Website for resources, Blog addresses with example lessons

10:30am CDT

I 3 = Engagement

Online learning can improve student engagement by utilizing effective lesson designs that promote learning. In this session you will incorporate individualization, innovation, and inspiration to create an online lesson that will actively engage students and promote learning.

For handout, click here.


Presenters
TD

Teresa Dossman

Spring ISD
avatar for Rebecca Long

Rebecca Long

Spring ISD


Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Frisco 2
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation

10:30am CDT

Invisible Technology
Participants will explore strategies and tools for moving the lesson focus from the technology tool to the content learning objective. We will investigate new and old tech tools and integrate them into lesson activities that give students a choice. The focus is the content objective, making the technology that supports the learning "invisible."

Presentation: http://bit.ly/10qniAp

ITunesU Course: https://itunesu.itunes.apple.com/audit/COEH2J69QE

Presenters
avatar for Alonzo Castellanos

Alonzo Castellanos

Instructional Tech Coordinator, Southwest ISD
Instructional Technology CoordinatorM.ED Our Lady of the Lake UniversityMaster Technology Teacher CertificationGT TrainedLego Robotics Instructor
avatar for Dodie Maddox

Dodie Maddox

Director, Instructional Tech, Southwest ISD
I'm passionate about education! As an early adopter of a growth mindset (I used to call it the "er" factor), I am excited to see where innovation can take education once we get past the "It worked when I was in school, it will work now" mindset. "I'm a Google Geek who loves learning... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Frisco 7
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership

10:30am CDT

Ready, Get Set, Go with BYOD

BYOD in the classroom provides opportunities for any student who has an electronic device to use it for educational activities. This session is designed to be an example of how, with established norms, protocols and effective rapport between teacher and students, personal technology devices will become an asset to learning. Attendees will be given examples of classroom use, tips on classroom management and ideas of programs and lessons to use with BYOD.

Presentation and notes:

https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/byod-for-me/


Presenters
avatar for Sharon Eckert

Sharon Eckert

Digital Learning Coach, Frisco ISD
avatar for Sara Isbell

Sara Isbell

Digital Learning Coach, Frisco ISD


Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Frisco 4
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation

10:30am CDT

Steps to a Successful Induction Program
Learn how one district maintains a highly successful induction program for teachers new to the district. Increase awareness of the planning process, variety of resources, including trained mentors, district and campus workshops and follow up activities, as well as online tools that are used. Social networking and learning through a free online site is included. Take the process to replicate at your school or district.

http://txascd.org/downloads/induction.pdf

Presenters
NJ

Nancy Jones

Beeville ISD


Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Frisco 8
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership

10:30am CDT

The Virtual Educator
Have you ever wished you would be in several places at once? Do you avoid missing work for fear that your students are losing instructional time? Fear no more, the virtual educator is here! New technology is available and allows teachers to create virtual lessons that can be used while in or out of the classroom. This session will inspire and prepare you to integrate virtual lessons as part of your current instruction.

Presenters
SD

Sandra Delgadillo

Edinburg CISD
CG

Celeste Garza

Edinburg CISD
EL

Emmanuel Leon

Edinburg CISD


Monday June 17, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Ranger-Sea Bass Room
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation

12:00pm CDT

Lunch on your own
Monday June 17, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
On your own

1:30pm CDT

Collaboration & Co-creation: Communication Tools
How are we truly preparing our students for work and life in a locally and globally collaborative world? And, how can we as educators use available tools to strengthen our professional connections, collaboration and coteaching approaches? Participants will gain differentiated strategies for effective professional and student collaboration, create digital products and plan for roles, goals, and authentic communication - 21st Century style! Digital tools sample: wikis, blogs, social networks, backchannels, and ios apps for collaborative creation.

Presenters
avatar for Jill Bromenschenkel

Jill Bromenschenkel

Professional Learning Engineer, Digital Promise
Jill is an innovative educator with strong experience at the classroom, principal, district, and state levels (with an emphasis on technology, leadership, and language learners). She is a national and International conference presenter, instructional coach, and change consultant... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Ranger-Sea Bass Room
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership
  • Level of Expertise Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
  • Audience College-University, Elementary (Pre K - 5th grade), High School (9th - 12th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes Strategies for effective professional or student collaboration, Site specific plan for: roles, goals, communication, and content conversations, Digital tools for collaborative work & co-creation
  • Walk-Away Products Participants will walk away with a list of resources, networking connections and access to a collaborative wiki. Participants will also create a personal product for collaborative professional or student communication (i.e., blog site, Skype for education lesson plan, class backchannel, co-teaching Google doc, collaborative digital story, etc.)

1:30pm CDT

Flipped Classroom How-to
You have heard of the flipped classroom, You have even tried it, but you need help. We will discuss best practices in the flipped classroom. Learn how to create a flipped lesson using resources like Google Docs and TEDed to make flipping more effective. Explore what to do with all the class time you get back from a science teacher. We will make a one-take video, post it to the web, make an assessment and see a typical lesson.

Presenters
avatar for Jason Baughman

Jason Baughman

Science Coordinator, Little Elm ISD
Science Coordinator, Furniture maker, Inventor


Monday June 17, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Bush-Bass School Room
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation

1:30pm CDT

Flipped: Not Just for the Classroom
We will take a look at how the concept of a flipped classroom can be used to increase engagement and implementation of professional development. You will learn how the tools used in a flipped classroom can be utilized in your professional learning communities and face-to-face trainings so that engagement, productivity, and implementation are increased.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Campbell

Amanda Campbell

2, Frisco ISD
KH

Kristen Hebert

Frisco ISD
Frisco ISD
BW

Brandy Wall

Frisco ISD


Monday June 17, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hamilton-Lebanon School Room
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership

1:30pm CDT

iCan Master the TA TEKS

The technology learning objectives for Texas students are the Technology Applications TEKS. As part of our iPad Program, we have created the “iCan Master the TA TEKS” courses in iTunes U to teach and reinforce the technology objectives that can be done on the iPad. We have courses for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8. Each course provides apptivities and several suggested apps, most of which were free when the course was developed.

Presentation:  http://bit.ly/SWiCanP

ITunesU Course: http://bit.ly/SWiCan

 


Presenters
avatar for Alonzo Castellanos

Alonzo Castellanos

Instructional Tech Coordinator, Southwest ISD
Instructional Technology CoordinatorM.ED Our Lady of the Lake UniversityMaster Technology Teacher CertificationGT TrainedLego Robotics Instructor
avatar for Dodie Maddox

Dodie Maddox

Director, Instructional Tech, Southwest ISD
I'm passionate about education! As an early adopter of a growth mindset (I used to call it the "er" factor), I am excited to see where innovation can take education once we get past the "It worked when I was in school, it will work now" mindset. "I'm a Google Geek who loves learning... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Frisco 5
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Intermediate
  • Audience Elementary (Pre K - 5th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes Most TA TEKS objectives can be taught, practiced, and mastered on an iPad, Sample TA TEKS apptivities for each content area, A better understanding of the TA TEKS
  • Walk-Away Products They will walk away with links to 3 iTunes U courses focused on helping students master the TA TEKS. Each course will provide them with lists of FREE apps.

1:30pm CDT

Implementing Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT)
This session will provide participants with a variety of helpful resources to assist them regardless of where they are in the process of implementing a BYOT/BYOD. Attendees will benefit from a toolkit of resources, sites and applications.

Presenters
avatar for Monica I. Martinez

Monica I. Martinez

Director of Professional Development, TCEA
Monica Isabel Martinez is the Director of Professional Development for the TCEA, a non-profit educational technology organization serving educators across the globe. In this position, Monica develops and facilitates professional development on the most current technology trends for... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Frisco 3
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership

1:30pm CDT

Keeping HS students ON TRACK
The implementation of the RTL process at the secondary level is ominous at best. Get a glimpse of the innovative approach to providing a blended learning environment in Irving ISD is helping students be successful with a self paced Algebra I/Geometry course. This approach combines flexible grouping, blended instructional approaches and student driven engagement to keep kids on track for graduation.

Presenters
SF

Sam Farsaii

Irving ISD
JM

John Mynatt

Irving ISD
ST

Shannon Trejo

Irving ISD


Monday June 17, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Frisco 2
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Intermediate
  • Audience Administrator-Support, High School (9th - 12th grade)
  • Outcomes Creative ideas for RTL acceleration, Alternative instructional approaches for secondary students, Blended learning environments for the secondary classroom
  • Walk-Away Products Overview of process to provide alternative course (celebrations and lessons learned)

1:30pm CDT

The Virtual Educator

Have you ever wished you would be in several places at once? Do you avoid missing work for fear that your students are losing instructional time? Fear no more, the virtual educator is here! New technology is available and allows teachers to create virtual lessons that can be used while in or out of the classroom. This session will inspire and prepare you to integrate virtual lessons as part of your current instruction.


Presenters
SD

Sandra Delgadillo

Edinburg CISD
CG

Celeste Garza

Edinburg CISD
EL

Emmanuel Leon

Edinburg CISD


Monday June 17, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Frisco 4
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation

1:30pm CDT

Using iPod Touches with ELLs
McKinney ISD's Summer Enrichment Program incorporated iPod touches for all Newcomers. Integration of technology was well-received by students and teachers. Students not only applied applications to learning in the summer program; students used iPod touches for content learning support in the Fall semester.

Presenters
SJ

Scott Johnston

McKinney ISD
avatar for Tina Kelman

Tina Kelman

ESL Newcomer Teacher, McKinney ISD
I have been teaching in McKinney ISD for 13 years. Currently, I facilitate the ESL Newcomer Center at MHS.
avatar for Stella Stevens

Stella Stevens

Director of Community Affairs and Educational Grants, McKinney ISD


Monday June 17, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Frisco 7
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Beginner, Intermediate
  • Audience High School (9th - 12th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes Technology is an incredibly unique, effective and engaging tool, Technology helps create 21st century classrooms that aid ESL learners in acquiring both content and language skills, Technology applications provide resources for students to understand and comprehend content
  • Walk-Away Products List of applications - specifically for English Language Learners. Summer enrichment program model with technology integration.

1:30pm CDT

Solution Fluency for Real-World Problems
The new digital age is here, heralding a future coming at us like a locomotive, ever-changing and always challenging. The children of today are the builders of tomorrow—they both need and deserve a skill set that stresses critical thinking and develops a mindset of discovering innovative solutions to complex problems that haven't even been witnessed yet. In the presentation Solution Fluency and Real-World Problems, we take a look at the baseline of the vital 21st Century Fluencies, one that focuses on a creative thought process designed to foster problem-solving skills and a real-time application of the comprehensive 6D model—Define, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver, and Debrief.

 

Based on the best-selling book Literacy is Not Enough, you'll see how today's "just-in-time" learners can employ whole-brain thinking abilities to discover and create the best and most effective solutions and apply them to the challenges of 21st-century business and education.

Presenters
avatar for Lee Crockett

Lee Crockett

Managing Partner, 21st Century Fluency Project
Lee Crockett is an award winning designer, artist, and co-author of several best-selling books including Understanding the Digital Generation, and Literacy is Not Enough. His challenging and entertaining keynote presentations are in high demand to global audiences as he blends intense... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 1:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Frisco 6

1:30pm CDT

Technology Leadership and Planning Concepts
Dr. Andy Berning, Chief Information and Technology Officer for Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD, will present a fun, interactive session on Technology Leadership and Planning Concepts.  This is not a highly technical session.  The target audience is district leadership with an interest in basic technology concepts related to K12 school districts.Dr. Berning will cover relevant issues in technology leadership, infrastructure, integration, evaluation, and safety.  During the session attendees will be building a Technology Roadmap for their campus or district.Dr. Berning will be providing a free copy of his book What Every Educator Needs to Know about Technology to all attendees.

For presentation, click here.

Presenters
avatar for Andy Berning

Andy Berning

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
Dr. Berning started his career in the United States Air Force and is currently the Chief Information and Technology Officer for Carrollton Farmers Branch Independent School District in Carrollton, Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from The University of Texas at Austin... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 1:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Frisco 1

3:00pm CDT

Afternoon Break
For all attendees

Monday June 17, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Frisco Foyer

3:10pm CDT

Solution Fluency for Real-World Problems (continued)
The new digital age is here, heralding a future coming at us like a locomotive, ever-changing and always challenging. The children of today are the builders of tomorrow—they both need and deserve a skill set that stresses critical thinking and develops a mindset of discovering innovative solutions to complex problems that haven't even been witnessed yet. In the presentation Solution Fluency and Real-World Problems, we take a look at the baseline of the vital 21st Century Fluencies, one that focuses on a creative thought process designed to foster problem-solving skills and a real-time application of the comprehensive 6D model—Define, Discover, Dream, Design, Deliver, and Debrief.

 

Based on the best-selling book Literacy is Not Enough, you'll see how today's "just-in-time" learners can employ whole-brain thinking abilities to discover and create the best and most effective solutions and apply them to the challenges of 21st-century business and education.

Presenters
avatar for Lee Crockett

Lee Crockett

Managing Partner, 21st Century Fluency Project
Lee Crockett is an award winning designer, artist, and co-author of several best-selling books including Understanding the Digital Generation, and Literacy is Not Enough. His challenging and entertaining keynote presentations are in high demand to global audiences as he blends intense... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 3:10pm - 4:30pm CDT
Frisco 6

3:10pm CDT

Technology Leadership and Planning Concepts (continued)
Dr. Andy Berning, Chief Information and Technology Officer for Carrollton Farmers Branch ISD, will present a fun, interactive session on Technology Leadership and Planning Concepts.  This is not a highly technical session.  The target audience is district leadership with an interest in basic technology concepts related to K12 school districts.Dr. Berning will cover relevant issues in technology leadership, infrastructure, integration, evaluation, and safety.  During the session attendees will be building a Technology Roadmap for their campus or district.Dr. Berning will be providing a free copy of his book What Every Educator Needs to Know about Technology to all attendees.

Presenters
avatar for Andy Berning

Andy Berning

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
Dr. Berning started his career in the United States Air Force and is currently the Chief Information and Technology Officer for Carrollton Farmers Branch Independent School District in Carrollton, Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from The University of Texas at Austin... Read More →


Monday June 17, 2013 3:10pm - 4:30pm CDT
Frisco 1

3:10pm CDT

Clarify. Focus. Connect.
This session will illustrate the importance of designing standard clarification documents using an automated curriculum management system to provide clarity, focus, and connectivity of instruction. The emphasis will be on teachers using standard clarification documents to design student tasks that utilize technology to maximize learning in a standards-based, high-stakes accountability system.

http://schools.birdvilleschools.net/ignite13

Presenters
avatar for Crysten Caviness

Crysten Caviness

Coordinator of PL and CM, Birdville ISD
avatar for Dr. Elizabeth Clark

Dr. Elizabeth Clark

Associate Superintendent, Birdville ISD
avatar for Donna Solley

Donna Solley

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Birdville ISD


Monday June 17, 2013 3:10pm - 4:40pm CDT
Frisco 3
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership

3:10pm CDT

Creating Flexible Learning Environments
Wondering how to update your 21st century classroom? Wondering how you can create environments that fit your students needs throughout the day and show your class personality, whether you have access to furniture or not? Using a variety of resources and examples, this session will focus on the importance and purpose of the physical learning space, with ideas and practical examples that fit with 21st century teaching. This session will include time for teachers to share ideas and to create their own models of flexible learning environments that they can begin immediately.

Presenters
avatar for Ann Van Zandt

Ann Van Zandt

Elementary Language Arts Administrator, Lewisville ISD
I work with teachers and administrators who want to develop and grow in education's cutting-edge & research-based best practices. I help them to customize and personalize their plans to create even more amazing learning environments for students!


Monday June 17, 2013 3:10pm - 4:40pm CDT
Frisco 4
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Beginner, Intermediate
  • Audience Elementary (Pre K - 5th grade)
  • Outcomes Why flexible learning spaces are important for the 21st century learning environment, How to use the space in your classroom, How to use furniture and materials you have to create "areas" in the room
  • Walk-Away Products Depending on the structure of the room, my goal is for educators to walk away with a layout sketch for their personal ideal learning environment that they can practically use right away, and access to a digital resource.

3:10pm CDT

Digital Blooms: Technology Integration is H.O.T.

Discover how technology may help meet the levels of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy in your classroom and how Web Apps may elevate your students' thinking to a higher level. We will showcase examples of ways educators in Frisco ISD have integrated technology into their curriculum to encompass all levels of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy thinking skills.


Presenters
avatar for Kiki Evans

Kiki Evans

Digital Learning Coah, Frisco ISD


Monday June 17, 2013 3:10pm - 4:40pm CDT
Hamilton-Lebanon School Room
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation

3:10pm CDT

Flipped Out! The Flipped Classroom
Come find out what the flipped classroom is all about! You will experience a flipped classroom as well as hear what successes and problems are experienced as Texas districts implemented this strategy. The basic idea is to flip the common instructional approach to videos that can be watched at home. Teachers now using this concept say that interaction is one of the greatest benefits of flipping the classroom. Teachers will become instructional coaches rather than presenters of content. Come see how we have helped districts transform this ideology into a reality that benefits students, teachers, parents, and administrators.

Presenters
BF

Brenda Foster

STAFF DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR, Region 16 Education Service Center
brenda.foster@esc16.net
TS

Tammy Swartz

Region 16 ESC


Monday June 17, 2013 3:10pm - 4:40pm CDT
Ranger-Sea Bass Room

3:10pm CDT

Mansfield High's iPad Integration
Mansfield ISD purchased iPads for all of its high school students, and the Mansfield High School English Department has integrated the iTunes U electronic textbook platform in its English Classes.

Come learn how Mansfield High School is moving forward building their iTunes U courses to support the curriculum frameworks and EOC preparation while engaging students with this exciting technology.

Presenters
avatar for Chrissy Boydstun

Chrissy Boydstun

Advisor, Mansfield High School
CM

Cynthia McCallum

Mansfield ISD


Monday June 17, 2013 3:10pm - 4:40pm CDT
Frisco 5
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation

3:10pm CDT

Project Share and Project Based Learning

Participants will walk through the project based learning instructional design using project share as the digital storehouse at the only Net Zero Middle School in the Nation, Lady Bird Johnson in Irving ISD. You will see how going "almost" green is truly possible with 6th - 8th grade students who use netbooks, iPads and laptops on a daily basis to complete relevant and rigorous projects that make a difference in their community.

 


Presenters
avatar for Jill Galloway

Jill Galloway

Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Irving ISD
LH

Lauren Hurt

Irving ISD
ST

Shannon Trejo

Irving ISD


Monday June 17, 2013 3:10pm - 4:40pm CDT
Frisco 2
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership
  • Level of Expertise Intermediate
  • Audience Administrator-Support, Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes Ideas on staff support and training to go green and move to a digitized format, Ideas on how to use project share as the digital store house for digital tools in a PBL Unit, Creative ways to support students in truly being the masters of technology with the teachers as facilitators of learning
  • Walk-Away Products Sample PBL Unit, Video on how PBL has been successful in Lady Bird Johnson Middle School

3:10pm CDT

Utilizing Social Media to Build Human Capital
Your school's achievements are directly correlated to Human Capital. Increase your Human Capital by utilizing social media to inform and engage your strong teachers. We will share recruiting secrets in social media to assist you in building a great team, and develop communication tools that will help facilitate a unified and informed administration team.

Presenters
AL

Amy Lopez

Texas Juvenile Justice Department


Monday June 17, 2013 3:10pm - 4:40pm CDT
Frisco 7
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership
  • Level of Expertise Beginner, Intermediate
  • Audience College-University, Administrator-Support
  • Outcomes Creative recruiting techniques to find the best teachers, Utilizing Social Media to create Personal Learning Communities, Build effective communication tools.
  • Walk-Away Products The product will be five different techniques for boosting human capital on sites such as; Edmodo, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Facebook.

4:30pm CDT

Welcome Reception
Food and beverages will be provided for all attendees.

Monday June 17, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Frisco Foyer
 
Tuesday, June 18
 

7:45am CDT

Attendee Breakfast
Coffee and continental breakfast will be available for all attendees.

Tuesday June 18, 2013 7:45am - 8:45am CDT
Frisco Foyer

7:45am CDT

Registration
Tuesday June 18, 2013 7:45am - 3:15pm CDT
Registration 1

8:30am CDT

Panel Discussion - B.Y.O.D. or To Not B.Y.O.D. – That is the Question!
Does having regular access to a variety of technological tools have the potential to deepen learning and increase student achievement? Can your District afford a new smartphone, tablet, notebook, etc. for each teacher, administrator and student in your system?  What are ways that an individuals’ personal technology can be leveraged for the benefit of the system as well as the individual?

An information technology firm,  ITIC,  studied businesses of all sizes and found that over 60% of them allow some form of BYOD, or letting employees “Bring Your Own Device” to the workplace. Despite these high numbers, only 30% of BYOD-allowing companies actually have a policy in place to provide guidelines about the use of personal technology in the office. Some IT specialists view this as a disaster waiting to happen, while others are embracing the challenges involved.  Where do our schools currently stand in comparison?  What are ways we can wade into this together, and where is the space for innovation?

Moderators
avatar for Janis Jordan

Janis Jordan

Corpus Christi ISD
Janis Jordan is currently the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction in the Corpus Christi Independent School District where she oversees the offices of elementary and secondary curriculum and instruction, career and technical education, instructional technology, bilingual... Read More →

Presenters
MP

Matthew Patty

Geometry Online Teacher & Math IST, Northside ISD
Matthew Patty is an innovative math teacher who is leading an iPad exclusive online geometry pilot for Northside ISD in San Antonio Texas. He most recently presented at the Texas Association of School Administrators Midwinter Conference on the unique advantages of his position. Before... Read More →
avatar for Lenny Schad

Lenny Schad

Houston ISD
Lenny Schad has been in the technology field for 25 years.  During that time period his career has taken him into many business sectors where he’s established a very successful leadership and management track record.   His range of business sector experience includes hospitality... Read More →
avatar for Randy Stuart

Randy Stuart

Carroll ISD
Executive Director of Technology, Carroll ISD in Southlake, TX Randy Stuart has been directing technology departments for Texas school districts for the past six years, and was an assistant director for two years before that. He holds a Master’s Degree from Boston University in... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Frisco 6

10:00am CDT

Morning Break
For all attendees

Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Frisco Foyer

10:30am CDT

3, 2, 1...Social Media blast off!

Keeping current as an administrator can be difficult! Come get fired up about social media (FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and learn how you can use it to your administrative advantage. You will walk out knowing how to get started and with some best practices for experienced users. This session will cover the how to’s and the why’s from an elementary and secondary administrators' perspective.

http://www.technicallyteamann.com


Presenters
GH

Gerald Hudson

Garland ISD
avatar for Amber Teamann

Amber Teamann

Assistant Principal, Garland ISD
Passionate about kids, relationships, technology,and all things Troy Aikman, :)


Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Frisco 8
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership

10:30am CDT

Aurasma: Layering Learning ith Augmented Reality

What is Aurasma? It's a QR code on steroids!

Attach a video to any static image on a wall, book, computer screen, etc. 

Single tap  the video to access google docs, online surveys, quizzes, or open ended questions.

What?!

90 minute session: 

1)  30 min:  Aurasma basics 

2)   30 minutes:  video creation (educreations, movie makeror  iMovie)

3)  30 min...add even more depth!

 

http://txascd.org/downloads/aurasmahowtoedit.pdf

http://txascd.org/downloads/aurasmastudio.pdf


Presenters
JC

Jill Compher

Northwest ISD
CC

Charles Cooper

Northwest ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Frisco 7
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise All
  • Audience College-University, Elementary (Pre K - 5th grade), High School (9th - 12th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes Linking meaningful images or academic vocabulary to examples of that image or term increases the retention, Aurasma can be used at much higher levels of assessment and layering than a QRC code, Adding a google doc, moodle forum or image at the third layer of Aurasma allows students to deepen understanding (literally link anything on the internet).
  • Walk-Away Products Steps on how to use Aurasma, Practice with types of video / images for the first layer (educreations, iMovie, movie maker, png, They'll create a meaningful examples for their own pesonal use during our session.

10:30am CDT

Collaboration & Co-creation: Communication Tools

How are we truly preparing our students for work and life in a locally and globally collaborative world? And, how can we as educators use available tools to strengthen our professional connections, collaboration and coteaching approaches? Participants will gain differentiated strategies for effective professional and student collaboration, create digital products and plan for roles, goals, and authentic communication - 21st Century style! Digital tools sample: wikis, blogs, social networks, backchannels, and ios apps for collaborative creation.


Presenters
avatar for Jill Bromenschenkel

Jill Bromenschenkel

Professional Learning Engineer, Digital Promise
Jill is an innovative educator with strong experience at the classroom, principal, district, and state levels (with an emphasis on technology, leadership, and language learners). She is a national and International conference presenter, instructional coach, and change consultant... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Hamilton-Lebanon School Room
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership
  • Level of Expertise All
  • Audience College-University, Elementary (Pre K - 5th grade), High School (9th - 12th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes Strategies for effective professional or student collaboration, Site specific plan for: roles, goals, communication, and content conversations, Digital tools for collaborative work & co-creation
  • Walk-Away Products Partipants will walk away with a list of resources, networking connections and access to a collaborative wiki. Participants will also create a personal product for collaborative professional or student communication (i.e., blog site, Skype for education lesson plan, class backchannel, co-teaching Google doc, collaborative digital story, etc.)

10:30am CDT

Creative Collaboration: Apps to Promote Higher Level Learning.
During the session, teachers will learn how to utilize three apps (Baiboard, iMotion HD, and Educreations) in a collaborative manner. The participants will use problem solving strategies to complete an assigned challenge. At the end of the session, they will discuss ideas for implementing their learning in the classroom. Participants will need an ipad for this session.

Presenters
AH

Aaron Harrell

Lewisville ISD
Lewisville ISD
NO

Nelson Orta

Lewisville ISD
avatar for Kerise Ridinger

Kerise Ridinger

Lewisville ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Frisco 3
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise All
  • Audience Elementary (Pre K - 5th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes Attendees will come away with knowledge on how to utilize collaborative technology in the classroom to help develop the students critical thinking skills, Attendees will come away with ideas on how to engage students using technology while developing students' problem solving skills, Attendees will gain insight on designing experiences for their students and how to blend technology in the learning process in a manner that is focused on content and not simply technology for its own sake
  • Walk-Away Products Participants will walk away with a team project developed during the session utilizing three collaborative apps. The purpose of the session is to include concepts of flexible thinking and embed them within XXI technologies and skills that can be implemented in the classroom.

10:30am CDT

Digital Citizenship: The Tip of the Iceberg

School districts are committed to the safety and security of all students and their process of learning. Through the modeling of appropriate digital behavior; keeping open lines of communication; and providing resources for teachers, parents, and students, we can aid students in becoming strong digital citizens. Learn what Lewisville Independent School District is providing parents, teachers, and students on how to be a safe, global collaborator as part of our 1 to X Model Initiative. Please bring your own digital device in order to review the provided resources.

https://sites.google.com/a/staff.lisd.net/tx-ascd-digital-leadership/home


Presenters
RL

Richard Lane

Lewisville ISD
DM

Dianna Martinez

Instructional Technology Supervisor, Lewisville ISD
Education Technology, Blended Learning, Leadership, Quilting!


Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Frisco 4
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Advanced, Intermediate
  • Audience Administrator-Support, College-University, Elementary (Pre K - 5th grade), High School (9th - 12th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes Digital Citizenship is everyone's responsibility - parents, students, and teachers, Because global collaboration is an integral part of 21st Century skills, our students, teachers, and parents need specific tools to engage in appropriate learning interactions, Digital Citizenship is embedded in all learning and social exchanges
  • Walk-Away Products Participants will gain access to a website with resources for parents, students, and teachers, as well as examples of acceptable use policies. We will also provide a Prezi presentation which gives an overview of Digital Citizenship that can be used for parent nights and teacher professional development sessions. http://1tox.lisd.net

10:30am CDT

I 3 = Engagement

Online learning can improve student engagement by utilizing effective lesson designs that promote learning. In this session you will incorporate individualization, innovation, and inspiration to create an online lesson that will actively engage students and promote learning.

http://www.technicallyteamann.com


Presenters
TD

Teresa Dossman

Spring ISD
avatar for Rebecca Long

Rebecca Long

Spring ISD
avatar for Amber Teamann

Amber Teamann

Assistant Principal, Garland ISD
Passionate about kids, relationships, technology,and all things Troy Aikman, :)


Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Frisco 1
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation

10:30am CDT

Making Technology Work for You
Our goal is to leave this workshop with the resources needed to easily blend, flip, or integrate your classroom with any level of resources. We will go beyond just examining resources. We will develop strategies for classroom management when using technology in your classroom, the possibilities that technology provides for easy modification and differentiation of instruction, and different schedules and classroom structures for the blended or flipped classroom.

Presenters
HC

Hannah Covington

Everman ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Ranger-Sea Bass Room
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Beginner, Intermediate
  • Audience Middle School (6th - 8th grade), High School (9th - 12th grade)
  • Outcomes Strategies and resources to blend/flip/integrate their class regardless of the level of resources, Management strategies that will help with an easy transition into the flipped/blended/integrated classroom, New ways of modifying and differentiating instruction using technology
  • Walk-Away Products List of resources plan for management of technology plan for classroom management ideas for differentiating and modifying work/curriculum

10:30am CDT

Teaching The iLearn Generation

As society’s technological skills evolve, so does the mindset of our pupils. In this session we will present a cross curriculum interactive iBook created by students at a Houston ISD school. We will demonstrate how to effectively initiate the project and implement assessments to capture students understanding throughout the projects lifetime. We will also show how this cross curriculum tool reinforces the hybridization of Math, Science, English and art, strengthening the students aptitude and comprehension.


Presenters
avatar for Adrian Acosta

Adrian Acosta

Director, Instructional Technology, Houston ISD
MF

Minaz Fazal

Sr. Instructional Technology Specialist, Houston ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Bush-Bass School Room
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Intermediate
  • Audience High School (9th - 12th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes How to integrate and reinforce TEKS from various subjects, Various methods to assess students throughout the project, How to meet your technological needs with limited resources.
  • Walk-Away Products Participants will receive a list of software, websites, apps, and rubrics used during the project. They will also be able to get a copy of the student projects.

10:30am CDT

Tech Gallery--Walk the Talk
Technology gallery walks incorporate innovative learning stations into your curriculum. From elementary campuses to high schools, our librarians and technology staff collaborate with classroom teachers to weave iDevices, digital frames, computers and more into relevant lessons that students enjoy. The design of a gallery encourages students to actively participate in the lesson and makes the curriculum come alive.

https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/walk-the-talk/

Presenters
avatar for Kim Hampton

Kim Hampton

Digital Learning Coach, Frisco ISD
I am passionate about my kids (I have an 18 year old son, a 16 year old daughter and a 9 year old son!), reading, hockey, and technology integration. I have a particular interest in gaming and online instruction. I am a Google Certified Educator, a BulbHead, and I am certified to... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 10:30am - 12:00pm CDT
Frisco 2
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation

12:00pm CDT

Lunch on your own
Tuesday June 18, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm CDT
On your own

1:30pm CDT

Blended-Classrooms, For MS and HS Math
Blended Classrooms, A Centers Based Approach for Learning in the Middle School and High School Math Classrooms:

In this session teachers will discuss and share ideas on how to redesign their classroom to create a blended-environment using both online and face-to-face instruction using centers. 
The session will also touch on classroom management strategies and tools that will be necessary for teachers to survive and for the environment to thrive.

Laptops and/or IPads are preferred with Wi-Fi accessibility.

Presenters
avatar for Melissa Bennett

Melissa Bennett

Mathematics Consultant, Region 10 ESC


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Frisco 7
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation

1:30pm CDT

BYOD: From Powered Down to Powered Up,Leveraging
Frisco ISD implemented BYOD on secondary campuses in the fall of 2011. Join us to explore our journey from the beginning through the completion of our second year of implementation. We will share our guidelines, resources we used, and reflections from our staff and students.


https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/byodleveragingtools/

Presenters
avatar for Cheryl McDonald

Cheryl McDonald

Dir of Digital Learning, Frisco ISD
PW

Pam Weir

Frisco ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Frisco 3
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership
  • Level of Expertise Beginner
  • Audience Administrator-Support
  • Outcomes -Resources used to prepare for implementation, Tips learned along the way, Reflections from staff and students
  • Walk-Away Products Link to a Google Site with all the resources

1:30pm CDT

Digital Citizenship: The Tip of the Iceberg

School districts are committed to the safety and security of all students and their process of learning. Through the modeling of appropriate digital behavior; keeping open lines of communication; and providing resources for teachers, parents, and students, we can aid students in becoming strong digital citizens. Learn what Lewisville Independent School District is providing parents, teachers, and students on how to be a safe, global collaborator as part of our 1 to X Model Initiative. Please bring your own digital device in order to review the provided resources.

https://sites.google.com/a/staff.lisd.net/tx-ascd-digital-leadership/home


Presenters
RL

Richard Lane

Lewisville ISD
DM

Dianna Martinez

Instructional Technology Supervisor, Lewisville ISD
Education Technology, Blended Learning, Leadership, Quilting!


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Frisco 4
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Advanced, Intermediate
  • Audience Administrator-Support, College-University, Elementary (Pre K - 5th grade), High School (9th - 12th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes Digital Citizenship is everyone's responsibility - parents, students, and teachers, Because global collaboration is an integral part of 21st Century skills, our students, teachers, and parents need specific tools to engage in appropriate learning interactions, Digital Citizenship is embedded in all learning and social exchanges
  • Walk-Away Products Participants will gain access to a website with resources for parents, students, and teachers, as well as examples of acceptable use policies. We will also provide a Prezi presentation which gives an overview of Digital Citizenship that can be used for parent nights and teacher professional development sessions. http://1tox.lisd.net

1:30pm CDT

Flip It!
In this session, we will give a brief background on a flipped classroom. A student panel will address your questions so that you can see this from their perspective. We will also see a comparison of a traditional classroom versus a flipped classroom. All this, so you are equipped to move forward with your own flip.

Please come with an idea of a unit or lesson that you would like to flip, a personal technology tool of your choice, and an attitude of trial of error.

Presenters
BS

BAILEY, SUSAN E

SUPPORT STAT MIN, HPISD
Highland Park High School
avatar for COFFEY, CHAD M

COFFEY, CHAD M

TEACHER, HPISD


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Frisco 5
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation

1:30pm CDT

Flipped: Not Just for the Classroom

We will take a look at how the concept of a flipped classroom can be used to increase engagement and implementation of professional development. You will learn how the tools used in a flipped classroom can be utilized in your professional learning communities and face-to-face trainings so that engagement, productivity, and implementation are increased.


Presenters
avatar for Amanda Campbell

Amanda Campbell

2, Frisco ISD
KH

Kristen Hebert

Frisco ISD
Frisco ISD
BW

Brandy Wall

Frisco ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Hamilton-Lebanon School Room
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership

1:30pm CDT

Making Technology Work for You

Our goal is to leave this workshop with the resources needed to easily blend, flip, or integrate your classroom with any level of resources. We will go beyond just examining resources. We will develop strategies for classroom management when using technology in your classroom, the possibilities that technology provides for easy modification and differentiation of instruction, and different schedules and classroom structures for the blended or flipped classroom.


Presenters
HC

Hannah Covington

Everman ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Ranger-Sea Bass Room
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Beginner, Intermediate
  • Audience High School (9th - 12th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes Strategies and resources to blend/flip/integrate their class regardless of the level of resources, Management strategies that will help with an easy transition into the flipped/blended/integrated classroom, New ways of modifying and differentiating instruction using technology
  • Walk-Away Products List of resources plan for management of technology plan for classroom management ideas for differentiating and modifying work/curriculum

1:30pm CDT

Oh the Places You’ll Go in a Classroom without Borders
Today is your day to connect with new places! Collaborate around the world without ever leaving your classroom. Let us show you how technology can expand the classroom and encourage global collaboration with free products or tools you already have on campus.

Presenters
avatar for Buffy Edelstein

Buffy Edelstein

Digital Learning Coach, Frisco ISD
avatar for Sherri Richardson

Sherri Richardson

Digital Learning Coach, Frisco ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Bush-Bass School Room
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Beginner, Intermediate
  • Audience Elementary (Pre K - 5th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes Tools and products for connecting (Skype, DL equipment, Google Docs, Webcam, UStream, Blogs), Integration ideas, lessons, activities for the classroom, Knowledge of specific curriculum TEKS including Technology Application TEKS
  • Walk-Away Products Website with resources and reference tools

1:30pm CDT

Defining a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Roadmap
We are in the most transformational times K-12 education has seen in decades.  At the heart of this transformation is philosophically changing the way we are delivering instruction.  It is time we start incorporating tools kids use every day in their personal lives into the classroom.  It’s not about the device kids are using, it’s about changing instruction such that their devices enable learning to occur in manner they are growing up with.   As district and state leaders, we must not miss this opportunity. Using their personal technologies will allow students to demonstrate their mastery and depth of understanding of the curriculum in manners never imagined with standardized tests. Allowing students to use the tools they use to live in a nurturing learning atmosphere will materially improve their preparation for their future. What can we do, not only as technology leaders, but district leaders to help in this philosophical change? You can lead or follow so which path will you take in the transformation?”

Attendees of the three hour session will:


  • Develop a BYOD justification document

  • Identify barriers, roadblocks and political constraints

  • Learn what areas of focus are necessary when considering a BYOD roadmap

  • Define the functional departments associated with areas of focus

  • Develop decision matrix for each functional area in preparation for roll-out strategy

  • Identify high level “Unknowns”

  • Discuss roll-out strategies

  • Define individualized “Draft” roll-out strategies


Presenters
avatar for Lenny Schad

Lenny Schad

Houston ISD
Lenny Schad has been in the technology field for 25 years.  During that time period his career has taken him into many business sectors where he’s established a very successful leadership and management track record.   His range of business sector experience includes hospitality... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Frisco 6

1:30pm CDT

Read, Write and Think Like a Scientist
Do you feel like we don't have enough time to teach Science?  Do you want to find out how to foster problem solving skills while building all areas of literacy? Come find out how to approach reading and writing tasks from a stance of scientific inquiry. Learn strategies to drive content knowledge acquisition as well as scientific thinking. Foster these skills through the effective utilization of rich text, digital media, and high-yield reading strategies, leading to critical analysis skills applicable to written text, science labs, media and more! Access to Discovery Education Science Techbook will be provided and time for development of a model lesson which includes digital media, literacy strategies and more will be provided.

Materials: Recommend participants bring a laptop, tablet or other internet enabled device, ear buds, and their creativity.

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Pauling

Kelly Pauling

Discovery Education
Kelly Pauling is a life long learner committed to closing the achievement gap. She strives to inspire educators to consider how effective use of digital media can simultaneously increase student engagement as well as the cognitive demands of assignments and provide success for all... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Frisco 2

1:30pm CDT

TEA Initiatives Using Technology to Support Learning and Assessment - Part 1 (Grades 3-8) & Part 2 (Grades (6-12)
Part 1 (grades 3-8) of this session introduces the Texas SUCCESS (Students Using Curriculum Content to Ensure Sustained Success) initiative, designed to offer all students in grades 3-8 free access to cutting edge, interactive math and reading programs. Using these programs, students are assessed and then according to their skill level are automatically assigned and delivered appropriate and engaging online curricular support tailored to the student’s needs.

 

Part 2 (grades 6-12) of this session focuses on college and career readiness support for students in grades 6-12.  This portion of the session presents the Online College and Career Preparation Assistance Resource Site, which offers a wealth of online resources for students, parents, and counselors.  The free, web-based portal includes tools for career exploration and planning, college search and match based on student interests and aspirations, and college application and financial planning

Presenters
avatar for Jan Lindsey

Jan Lindsey

Texas Education Agency
Jan Lindsey currently is the Deputy Director for the Division of State and Federal Education Policy, a division responsible for managing federal and state funds awarded to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for school improvement and student success, including initiatives to develop... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 1:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Frisco 1

3:00pm CDT

Afternoon Break
For all attendees

Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:00pm - 3:30pm CDT
Frisco Foyer

3:10pm CDT

Defining a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Roadmap (continued)
We are in the most transformational times K-12 education has seen in decades.  At the heart of this transformation is philosophically changing the way we are delivering instruction.  It is time we start incorporating tools kids use every day in their personal lives into the classroom.  It’s not about the device kids are using, it’s about changing instruction such that their devices enable learning to occur in manner they are growing up with.   As district and state leaders, we must not miss this opportunity. Using their personal technologies will allow students to demonstrate their mastery and depth of understanding of the curriculum in manners never imagined with standardized tests. Allowing students to use the tools they use to live in a nurturing learning atmosphere will materially improve their preparation for their future. What can we do, not only as technology leaders, but district leaders to help in this philosophical change? You can lead or follow so which path will you take in the transformation?”

Attendees of the three hour session will:






  • Develop a BYOD justification document



  • Identify barriers, roadblocks and political constraints



  • Learn what areas of focus are necessary when considering a BYOD roadmap



  • Define the functional departments associated with areas of focus



  • Develop decision matrix for each functional area in preparation for roll-out strategy



  • Identify high level “Unknowns”



  • Discuss roll-out strategies



  • Define individualized “Draft” roll-out strategies




Presenters
avatar for Lenny Schad

Lenny Schad

Houston ISD
Lenny Schad has been in the technology field for 25 years.  During that time period his career has taken him into many business sectors where he’s established a very successful leadership and management track record.   His range of business sector experience includes hospitality... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:10pm - 4:30pm CDT
Frisco 6

3:10pm CDT

Read, Write and Think Like a Scientist (continued)
Do you feel like we don't have enough time to teach Science?  Do you want to find out how to foster problem solving skills while building all areas of literacy? Come find out how to approach reading and writing tasks from a stance of scientific inquiry. Learn strategies to drive content knowledge acquisition as well as scientific thinking. Foster these skills through the effective utilization of rich text, digital media, and high-yield reading strategies, leading to critical analysis skills applicable to written text, science labs, media and more! Access to Discovery Education Science Techbook will be provided and time for development of a model lesson which includes digital media, literacy strategies and more will be provided.

Materials: Recommend participants bring a laptop, tablet or other internet enabled device, ear buds, and their creativity.

Presenters
avatar for Kelly Pauling

Kelly Pauling

Discovery Education
Kelly Pauling is a life long learner committed to closing the achievement gap. She strives to inspire educators to consider how effective use of digital media can simultaneously increase student engagement as well as the cognitive demands of assignments and provide success for all... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:10pm - 4:30pm CDT
Frisco 2

3:10pm CDT

TEA Initiatives Using Technology to Support Learning and Assessment - Part 1 (Grades 3-8) & Part 2 (Grades (6-12) (continued)
Part 1 (grades 3-8) of this session introduces the Texas SUCCESS (Students Using Curriculum Content to Ensure Sustained Success) initiative, designed to offer all students in grades 3-8 free access to cutting edge, interactive math and reading programs. Using these programs, students are assessed and then according to their skill level are automatically assigned and delivered appropriate and engaging online curricular support tailored to the student’s needs.

 

Part 2 (grades 6-12) of this session focuses on college and career readiness support for students in grades 6-12.  This portion of the session presents the Online College and Career Preparation Assistance Resource Site, which offers a wealth of online resources for students, parents, and counselors.  The free, web-based portal includes tools for career exploration and planning, college search and match based on student interests and aspirations, and college application and financial planning

Presenters
avatar for Jan Lindsey

Jan Lindsey

Texas Education Agency
Jan Lindsey currently is the Deputy Director for the Division of State and Federal Education Policy, a division responsible for managing federal and state funds awarded to the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for school improvement and student success, including initiatives to develop... Read More →


Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:10pm - 4:30pm CDT
Frisco 1

3:10pm CDT

Conceptual Technology
With thousands of technology tools available, diving into the world of Web 2.0 may feel like swimming with the sharks. It's okay - we have your life vest. Presenters will demonstrate how the tools can work for you to enhance classroom productivity and help your students to become responsible digital citizens.

Presenters
JB

Joe Bernhart

GT Innovators
TD

Troy Drayton

GT Innovators


Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:10pm - 4:40pm CDT
Bush-Bass School Room
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise All
  • Audience Middle School (6th - 8th grade), High School (9th - 12th grade)
  • Outcomes Understanding of diversity of free tools that enhance the classroom Integrating Web 2.0 to enhance classroom instruction, To make your students active, independent, producers rather that passive, dependent, consumers
  • Walk-Away Products They will be given a list of Web 2.0 tools with an understanding of the functionality and limitations of each, lesson plan ideas and demonstrations of many of the tools. Also teachers will see products that have been created in our classrooms by students using a number of different devices. Participants will have access to student models after attending our session.

3:10pm CDT

Flip It!

In this session, we will give a brief background on a flipped classroom. A student panel will address your questions so that you can see this from their perspective. We will also see a comparison of a traditional classroom versus a flipped classroom. All this, so you are equipped to move forward with your own flip.

Please come with an idea of a unit or lesson that you would like to flip, a personal technology tool of your choice, and an attitude of trial of error.


Presenters
BS

BAILEY, SUSAN E

SUPPORT STAT MIN, HPISD
Highland Park High School
avatar for COFFEY, CHAD M

COFFEY, CHAD M

TEACHER, HPISD


Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:10pm - 4:40pm CDT
Frisco 5
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation

3:10pm CDT

Give a Hoot about Parent Communication
Parent communication is vital in every school. Social media provides the best avenue to communicate with parents where they are and on their time. Participants will learn how to maximize Facebook and Twitter through the use of Hootsuite, in addition to creating campus blogs through Blogger, so that campuses can guarantee regular, frequent and meaningful communication with all parents.

Handout: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qgopdvtjisov285/Handout%20Give%20a%20Hoot.pdf

Presenters
JW

John Wink

Gilmer ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:10pm - 4:40pm CDT
Ranger-Sea Bass Room
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership

3:10pm CDT

iPad Integration for Early Literacy and Math

Learn how using the iPad in the classroom will captivate young students and develop a life-long love for learning among this generation. Participants will discover how to effectively implement the iPad(s) in the learning environment. This includes learning how to use exciting, free apps like Bitsboard and Nearpod not only to engage students, but also to save time in preparing small group activities and grading assignments. After attending this session, participants will be able to use their iPads to provide students with a fun environment for learning and growth.
*Apps covered will most directly relate to the K-2nd grade levels*

http://txascd.org/downloads/doceri.pdf


Presenters
RB

Ricky Board

Everman ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:10pm - 4:40pm CDT
Frisco 4
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Intermediate
  • Audience Elementary (Pre K - 5th grade)
  • Outcomes Ideas for implementing the iPad in the classroom, Basic understanding of Bitsboard and Nearpod apps, Tips for using the iPad to save time and improve effectiveness in planning.
  • Walk-Away Products Participants will walk away with a guide for using the Bitsboard and the Nearpod app. They will also receive a list of top apps to use with young elementary students.

3:10pm CDT

License to Drive on the Info Highway
This session will introduce participants on how important an effective Acceptable Use Policy is in educating the 21st Century learner. Students earn an Internet Driver's license after completing an online Internet Safety Course.

Presenters
TE

Toni Erickson

Hallsville ISD


Tuesday June 18, 2013 3:10pm - 4:40pm CDT
Frisco 7
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership

5:00pm CDT

Participants' Reception
Food and beverages will be provided for all attendees.

Tuesday June 18, 2013 5:00pm - 6:30pm CDT
Frisco 3
 
Wednesday, June 19
 

7:30am CDT

Registration
Wednesday June 19, 2013 7:30am - 1:15pm CDT
Registration 1

8:30am CDT

BYOD: From Powered Down to Powered Up,Leveraging
Frisco ISD implemented BYOD on secondary campuses in the fall of 2011. Join us to explore our journey from the beginning through the completion of our second year of implementation. We will share our guidelines, resources we used, and reflections from our staff and students.

https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/byodleveragingtools/

Presenters
avatar for Cheryl McDonald

Cheryl McDonald

Dir of Digital Learning, Frisco ISD
PW

Pam Weir

Frisco ISD


Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Frisco 7
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership
  • Level of Expertise Beginner
  • Audience Administrator-Support
  • Outcomes Resources used to prepare for implementation, Tips learned along the way, Reflections from staff and students
  • Walk-Away Products Link to a Google Site with all the resources

8:30am CDT

Creative Collaboration: Apps to Promote Higher Level Learning.

During the session, teachers will learn how to utilize three apps (Baiboard, iMotion HD, and Educreations) in a collaborative manner. The participants will use problem solving strategies to complete an assigned challenge. At the end of the session, they will discuss ideas for implementing their learning in the classroom. Participants will need an ipad for this session.


Presenters
AH

Aaron Harrell

Lewisville ISD
Lewisville ISD
NO

Nelson Orta

Lewisville ISD
avatar for Kerise Ridinger

Kerise Ridinger

Lewisville ISD


Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Frisco 4
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise All
  • Audience Elementary (Pre K - 5th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes Attendees will come away with knowledge on how to utilize collaborative technology in the classroom to help develop the students critical thinking skills, Attendees will come away with ideas on how to engage students using technology while developing students' problem solving skills, Attendees will gain insight on designing experiences for their students and how to blend technology in the learning process in a manner that is focused on content and not simply technology for its own sake.
  • Walk-Away Products Participants will walk away with a team project developed during the session utilizing three collaborative apps. The purpose of the session is to include concepts of flexible thinking and embed them within XXI technologies and skills that can be implemented in the classroom.

8:30am CDT

iPad Integration for Early Literacy and Math
Learn how using the iPad in the classroom will captivate young students and develop a life-long love for learning among this generation. Participants will discover how to effectively implement the iPad(s) in the learning environment. This includes learning how to use exciting, free apps like Bitsboard and Nearpod not only to engage students, but also to save time in preparing small group activities and grading assignments. After attending this session, participants will be able to use their iPads to provide students with a fun environment for learning and growth.
*Apps covered will most directly relate to the K-2nd grade levels*

http://txascd.org/downloads/doceri.pdf


Presenters
RB

Ricky Board

Everman ISD


Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Frisco 3
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Intermediate
  • Audience Elementary (Pre K - 5th grade)
  • Outcomes Ideas for implementing the iPad in the classroom, Basic understanding of Bitsboard and Nearpod apps Tips for using the iPad to save time and improve effectiveness in planning
  • Walk-Away Products Participants will walk away with a guide for using the Bitsboard and the Nearpod app. They will also receive a list of top apps to use with young elementary students.

8:30am CDT

License to Drive on the Info Highway

This session will introduce participants on how important an effective Acceptable Use Policy is in educating the 21st Century learner. Students earn an Internet Driver's license after completing an online Internet Safety Course.


Presenters
TE

Toni Erickson

Hallsville ISD


Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Frisco 8
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership

8:30am CDT

Teaching The iLearn Generation

As society’s technological skills evolve, so does the mindset of our pupils. In this session we will present a cross curriculum interactive iBook created by students at a Houston ISD school. We will demonstrate how to effectively initiate the project and implement assessments to capture students understanding throughout the projects lifetime. We will also show how this cross curriculum tool reinforces the hybridization of Math, Science, English and art, strengthening the students aptitude and comprehension.


Presenters
avatar for Adrian Acosta

Adrian Acosta

Director, Instructional Technology, Houston ISD
MF

Minaz Fazal

Sr. Instructional Technology Specialist, Houston ISD


Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Frisco 5
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Intermediate
  • Audience High School (9th - 12th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes How to integrate and reinforce TEKS from various subjects, Various methods to assess students throughout the project, How to meet your technological needs with limited resources.
  • Walk-Away Products Participants will receive a list of software, websites, apps, and rubrics used during the project. They will also be able to get a copy of the student projects.

8:30am CDT

The Perfect Marriage!
Round Rock ISD instructional and technology administrators will present examples of how the district is merging professional development, curriculum, and technology. We'll share our journey as a district...why we changed our practices, where we are now, what we've learned along the way, and where we're going.

Presenters
avatar for Robert Autrey

Robert Autrey

TIS, RRISD
ME

Mandy Estes

Round Rock ISD
Round Rock ISD
PG

Pedro Galaviz

Round Rock ISD
avatar for Jeff Uselman

Jeff Uselman

Director of Instructional Technology, Round Rock ISD
Director of Instructional Technology


Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Hamilton-Lebanon School Room
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership

8:30am CDT

Using iPod Touches with ELLs

McKinney ISD's Summer Enrichment Program incorporated iPod touches for all Newcomers. Integration of technology was well-received by students and teachers. Students not only applied applications to learning in the summer program; students used iPod touches for content learning support in the Fall semester.


Presenters
SJ

Scott Johnston

McKinney ISD
avatar for Tina Kelman

Tina Kelman

ESL Newcomer Teacher, McKinney ISD
I have been teaching in McKinney ISD for 13 years. Currently, I facilitate the ESL Newcomer Center at MHS.
avatar for Stella Stevens

Stella Stevens

Director of Community Affairs and Educational Grants, McKinney ISD


Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:30am - 10:00am CDT
Bush-Bass School Room
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Beginner, Intermediate
  • Audience High School (9th - 12th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes Technology is an incredibly unique, effective and engaging tool, Technology helps create 21st century classrooms that aid ESL learners in acquiring both content and language skills, Technology applications provide resources for students to understand and comprehend content.
  • Walk-Away Products List of applications - specifically for English Language Learners. Summer enrichment program model with technology integration.

8:30am CDT

Digital Review and Evaluation Process
Dr. Andy Berning, Chief Information and Technology Officer for Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD will share the processes and instruments they use to ensure accountability in their technology program.  Dr. Berning will cover review strategies prior to the purchase of technology, evaluation strategies after technology is in place, and intervention strategies if things aren’t going as planned. This is not a highly technical session and will be interactive in nature. During the session, attendees will be performing a Digital Review on a technology of their choice.  The target audience is district leadership with an interest in making sure digital products have been vetted and evaluated to ensure maximum success in technology integration.

For presentation, click here.

Presenters
avatar for Andy Berning

Andy Berning

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
Dr. Berning started his career in the United States Air Force and is currently the Chief Information and Technology Officer for Carrollton Farmers Branch Independent School District in Carrollton, Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from The University of Texas at Austin... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am CDT
Frisco 1

8:30am CDT

Making Creativity Happen
You can't read a document about education and learning without seeing the word creativity. We all know how important creativity is in the 21st century and yet with all the other demands, it can often be a challenge to make it a regular part of the day. Creativity is like a muscle, it needs to be practiced and work on daily. It is essentially about thinking, making and reflecting. This session will showcase a few simple ideas that can be embedded into any classroom with 5 minutes and a bit of technology. Participants should come with a mobile device if possible and a willingness to think, make and reflect.

 


Presenters
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Discovery Education
Dean Shareski is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades 1-8 for 14 years and spent 9 as a digital learning consultant for Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK.  In addition he teaches pre-service teachers at the University of Regina. Dean... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am CDT
Frisco 6

8:30am CDT

The New Science of Learning
The New Science of Learning: Building Capacity, Building Fluency, Building Proficient Readers through Research

The latest neuroscience research on how combining teachers’ skill and technology can change brains to enable all children to learn faster and more easily.  Particular attention will be paid to developing reading fluency and reading capacity through application of this research and innovative technology developments. 

In this session, you will:   

1.  Learn the functions of the brain essential for reading and learning.

2.  Learn the differences between the brains of typical readers and those with reading difficulties.

3.  Learn the best practices for making changes in the brain that translate to improved reading and academic results.

4.  Learn how language skills directly correlate to reading achievement (i.e., the language to literacy continuum).

5.  Learn the compelling research on the impact that 10+ minutes a day of reading can have on student achievement. 

Dr. Martha Burns, Adjunct Associate Professor, Northwestern University 

 
Part II:  Changing Lives through Application of Research and Innovative Technologies

Demonstration of innovative technologies that utilize the neuroscience research as well as reading research in areas of fluency and comprehension will be done during this portion of the session.

In this session, you will: 

1.  Learn the best practices for developing reading fluency and how voice- recognition technology can be an effective tool for development.

2.  Learn how fluency drives reading comprehension and vocabulary.

At the end of the presentation, attendees will each have opportunity to try out a 30 day trial license of the technology tool called Reading Assistant.

Cory Armes, Education Consultant, Scientific Learning


Presentation:  http://txascd.org/downloads/Part II Changing Lives - Research and Technologies 6 19 13.pdf

 

Presenters
avatar for Cory Armes

Cory Armes

Senior Manager, Sales Development, Scientific Learning Corporation
Mrs. Armes holds a Bachelor’s degree in both general and special education and a Master’s degree in Special Education with certification in the areas of Educational Diagnostician and Mid-Management.  She has eighteen years experience in K-12 education as a general and special... Read More →
avatar for Martha Burns

Martha Burns

Director of Neuroscience Education, Scientific Learning
As the author of over 100 articles and multiple books, neuroscientist Martha S. Burns, Ph.D., is a leading expert on how children learn.  She speaks frequently on the importance of applying the science of learning in early childhood education and the K-12 classroom. Dr. Burns is... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2013 8:30am - 11:30am CDT
Frisco 2

10:00am CDT

Morning Break
For all attendees

Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:00am - 10:30am CDT
Frisco Foyer

10:10am CDT

Digital Review and Evaluation Process (continued)
Dr. Andy Berning, Chief Information and Technology Officer for Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD will share the processes and instruments they use to ensure accountability in their technology program.  Dr. Berning will cover review strategies prior to the purchase of technology, evaluation strategies after technology is in place, and intervention strategies if things aren’t going as planned. This is not a highly technical session and will be interactive in nature. During the session, attendees will be performing a Digital Review on a technology of their choice.  The target audience is district leadership with an interest in making sure digital products have been vetted and evaluated to ensure maximum success in technology integration.

Presenters
avatar for Andy Berning

Andy Berning

Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
Dr. Berning started his career in the United States Air Force and is currently the Chief Information and Technology Officer for Carrollton Farmers Branch Independent School District in Carrollton, Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from The University of Texas at Austin... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:10am - 11:30am CDT
Frisco 1

10:10am CDT

The New Science of Learning (continued)
The New Science of Learning: Building Capacity, Building Fluency, Building Proficient Readers through Research

The latest neuroscience research on how combining teachers’ skill and technology can change brains to enable all children to learn faster and more easily.  Particular attention will be paid to developing reading fluency and reading capacity through application of this research and innovative technology developments. 

In this session, you will:   

1.  Learn the functions of the brain essential for reading and learning.

2.  Learn the differences between the brains of typical readers and those with reading difficulties.

3.  Learn the best practices for making changes in the brain that translate to improved reading and academic results.

4.  Learn how language skills directly correlate to reading achievement (i.e., the language to literacy continuum).

5.  Learn the compelling research on the impact that 10+ minutes a day of reading can have on student achievement. 

Dr. Martha Burns, Adjunct Associate Professor, Northwestern University 

 
Part II:  Changing Lives through Application of Research and Innovative Technologies

Demonstration of innovative technologies that utilize the neuroscience research as well as reading research in areas of fluency and comprehension will be done during this portion of the session.

In this session, you will: 

1.  Learn the best practices for developing reading fluency and how voice- recognition technology can be an effective tool for development.

2.  Learn how fluency drives reading comprehension and vocabulary.

At the end of the presentation, attendees will each have opportunity to try out a 30 day trial license of the technology tool called Reading Assistant.

Cory Armes, Education Consultant, Scientific Learning

Presentation:  http://txascd.org/downloads/Part II Changing Lives - Research and Technologies 6 19 13.pdf


 

Presenters
avatar for Cory Armes

Cory Armes

Senior Manager, Sales Development, Scientific Learning Corporation
Mrs. Armes holds a Bachelor’s degree in both general and special education and a Master’s degree in Special Education with certification in the areas of Educational Diagnostician and Mid-Management.  She has eighteen years experience in K-12 education as a general and special... Read More →
avatar for Martha Burns

Martha Burns

Director of Neuroscience Education, Scientific Learning
As the author of over 100 articles and multiple books, neuroscientist Martha S. Burns, Ph.D., is a leading expert on how children learn.  She speaks frequently on the importance of applying the science of learning in early childhood education and the K-12 classroom. Dr. Burns is... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:10am - 11:30am CDT
Frisco 2

10:10am CDT

3, 2, 1...Social Media blast off!

Keeping current as an administrator can be difficult! Come get fired up about social media (FB, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and learn how you can use it to your administrative advantage. You will walk out knowing how to get started and with some best practices for experienced users. This session will cover the how to’s and the why’s from an elementary and secondary administrators' perspective.

http://www.technicallyteamann.com


Presenters
GH

Gerald Hudson

Garland ISD
avatar for Amber Teamann

Amber Teamann

Assistant Principal, Garland ISD
Passionate about kids, relationships, technology,and all things Troy Aikman, :)


Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:10am - 11:40am CDT
Frisco 8
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership

10:10am CDT

Conceptual Technology

With thousands of technology tools available, diving into the world of Web 2.0 may feel like swimming with the sharks. It's okay - we have your life vest. Presenters will demonstrate how the tools can work for you to enhance classroom productivity and help your students to become responsible digital citizens.


Presenters
JB

Joe Bernhart

GT Innovators
TD

Troy Drayton

GT Innovators


Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:10am - 11:40am CDT
Frisco 4
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise All
  • Audience High School (9th - 12th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes Understanding of diversity of free tools that enhance the classroom Integrating Web 2.0 to enhance classroom instruction To make your students active, independent, producers rather that passive, dependent, consumers
  • Walk-Away Products They will be given a list of Web 2.0 tools with an understanding of the functionality and limitations of each, lesson plan ideas and demonstrations of many of the tools. Also teachers will see products that have been created in our classrooms by students using a number of different devices. Participants will have access to student models after attending our session.

10:10am CDT

Did You Know.....Rules and Tools for Selecting Materials and Online Courses

This session will provide an update on recently passed legislation that affects instructional materials and online course purchasing. The presenter will moderate a discussion about challenges participants have encountered in the IM selection and purchasing process and successful strategies others have used to overcome those challenges. Finally,the audience will learn about tools that TASB and Learning List have developed to help districts select the best materials and online courses to meet the unique needs of their students and save the district money and time.


Presenters
avatar for Learning List

Learning List

The Learning List
Compare, choose, and use educational resources more effectively. Learning List’s reviews and comparison tools help teacher select standards-aligned materials that are consistent with the district’s curriculum model and use them most effectively for instruction.


Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:10am - 11:40am CDT
Ranger-Sea Bass Room
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership

10:10am CDT

Mansfield High's iPad Integration

Mansfield ISD purchased iPads for all of its high school students, and the Mansfield High School English Department has integrated the iTunes U electronic textbook platform in its English Classes.

Come learn how Mansfield High School is moving forward building their iTunes U courses to support the curriculum frameworks and EOC preparation while engaging students with this exciting technology.


Presenters
avatar for Chrissy Boydstun

Chrissy Boydstun

Advisor, Mansfield High School
CM

Cynthia McCallum

Mansfield ISD


Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:10am - 11:40am CDT
Hamilton-Lebanon School Room
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation

10:10am CDT

Oh the Places You’ll Go in a Classroom without Borders

Today is your day to connect with new places! Collaborate around the world without ever leaving your classroom. Let us show you how technology can expand the classroom and encourage global collaboration with free products or tools you already have on campus.


Presenters
avatar for Buffy Edelstein

Buffy Edelstein

Digital Learning Coach, Frisco ISD
avatar for Sherri Richardson

Sherri Richardson

Digital Learning Coach, Frisco ISD


Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:10am - 11:40am CDT
Bush-Bass School Room
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Beginner, Intermediate
  • Audience Elementary (Pre K - 5th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes Tools and products for connecting (Skype, DL equipment, Google Docs, Webcam, UStream, Blogs), Integration ideas, lessons, activities for the classroom, Knowledge of specific curriculum TEKS including Technology Application TEKS
  • Walk-Away Products Website with resources and reference tools

10:10am CDT

Ready, Get Set, Go with BYOD

BYOD in the classroom provides opportunities for any student who has an electronic device to use it for educational activities. This session is designed to be an example of how, with established norms, protocols and effective rapport between teacher and students, personal technology devices will become an asset to learning. Attendees will be given examples of classroom use, tips on classroom management and ideas of programs and lessons to use with BYOD.

Presentation and notes:

https://sites.google.com/a/friscoisd.org/byod-for-me/


Presenters
avatar for Sharon Eckert

Sharon Eckert

Digital Learning Coach, Frisco ISD
avatar for Sara Isbell

Sara Isbell

Digital Learning Coach, Frisco ISD


Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:10am - 11:40am CDT
Frisco 5
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation

10:10am CDT

The Perfect Marriage!

Round Rock ISD instructional and technology administrators will present examples of how the district is merging professional development, curriculum, and technology. We'll share our journey as a district...why we changed our practices, where we are now, what we've learned along the way, and where we're going.


Presenters
avatar for Robert Autrey

Robert Autrey

TIS, RRISD
ME

Mandy Estes

Round Rock ISD
Round Rock ISD
PG

Pedro Galaviz

Round Rock ISD
avatar for Jeff Uselman

Jeff Uselman

Director of Instructional Technology, Round Rock ISD
Director of Instructional Technology


Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:10am - 11:40am CDT
Frisco 7
  Concurrent, Integration Leadership

10:10am CDT

The Successful Interactive White Board Classroom
Can’t quite roll out a one-to-one technology initiative? Needing something to boost student engagement? Budget limited? Looking to decrease the number of interruptions during instruction? Want more “bang for your buck” for 21st century learners? Learn how to address and meet all of these needs through the use of an interactive white board as a method to provide enriched, data driven instructional strategies.

Presenters
LK

LeAnne Kelly

Premier Learning Academy
avatar for Jacqueline Lookabaugh

Jacqueline Lookabaugh

Superintendent, Premier Learning Academy


Wednesday June 19, 2013 10:10am - 11:40am CDT
Frisco 3
  Concurrent, Classroom Innovation
  • Level of Expertise Beginner, Intermediate
  • Audience Administrator-Support, Elementary (Pre K - 5th grade), High School (9th - 12th grade), Middle School (6th - 8th grade)
  • Outcomes See an actual example of a brand new, open enrollment charter school's successful implementation plan for interactive white boards, Review and listen to successful lesson plan ideas that increase student engagement and encourage 21st century learning, Walk away with actual teacher lesson plans and ideas that span several content areas and grade levels
  • Walk-Away Products Participants will leave this session with specific instructional examples, lesson plans, and ideas across content areas and grade levels (K-12) that will encourage the implementation of the interactive white board.

11:30am CDT

Lunch on your own
Wednesday June 19, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm CDT
On your own

1:00pm CDT

Welcome to the Human Network

The promise of technology has been around for decades now. Many of these promises have focused on efficiency and increased knowledge and skill acquisition. Critics suggest we're eliminating the human element more and more. Lets look at the ways technology can change how we learn and connect and explore ways technology makes us more human, not less. 


Presenters
avatar for Dean Shareski

Dean Shareski

Discovery Education
Dean Shareski is the Community Manager for Discovery Education Canada. He taught grades 1-8 for 14 years and spent 9 as a digital learning consultant for Prairie South School Division in Moose Jaw, SK.  In addition he teaches pre-service teachers at the University of Regina. Dean... Read More →


Wednesday June 19, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm CDT
Frisco 6

2:30pm CDT

Connecting the Dots
Connecting the Dots is a chance for groups to voluntarily get together and digest what they have seen and learned at the conference.

Wednesday June 19, 2013 2:30pm - 3:30pm CDT
Frisco 1, Frisco 2 and Frisco 6