Join us for an informal drop in session leading up to the opening keynote! Coffee, conversation, trivia and prizes... Can you think of a better way to start the day?
During each of the four breakout sessions throughout the day, there will be up to five Presentations taking place. This page will help you organize your plans for the event and provide the relevant information for each presentation. After signing in, feel free to browse through the presentations below and mark the sessions you are interested in attending.
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NOTE: This session will take place from 8:45-9:00am! The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify "code" and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, an innovator. Held this year during CSEdWeek, between Dec 9 and 15, our goal is to reach more than 10 million students -- but we need your help! Attend this session to learn how to get involved.
As the inputs continue to multiply, how can we help students find, evaluate, and synthesize information from a variety of sources? More importantly, how can we help them craft digital writing in effective ways, utilizing the information that they have found to develop multimedia texts? Bring your favorite device, because in this interactive keynote we will explore a variety of web-based tools and mobile applications to help students mix together a variety of sources and amplify their digital voices.
Teaching for DEPTH with the Common Core: What does that mean?
When you find a good tech resource you naturally want to share with others. How you go about this will determine how receptive others will be to embrace the resource with a shared enthusiasm. Over the last year Peggy George & Kim Thomas utilized both traditional and unique approaches in getting the word out about Livebinders (social bookmarking site). Traditional PD was the general fare - facilitated by the "expert" with one added twist. (Attend the presentation to find out what the twist....) From there we moved to student facilitators and discovered an "untapped" resource that has proven to be a big hit. Join us as we share, what proved to be a magical journey, in finding new ways to deliver effective PD.
Back-to-School with Discovery and some new techniques and tools. Join me as I share some great resources that will prepare you for a digitally transformative year with your students and teachers. In addition, I will share some strategies, websites and tools that are sure to help you get your school year off to a great start. In this fast paced session, I will cover everything from Discovery tips and tricks, to how you can stay connected and informed - all while having a fun, invigorating year! Make it your best year ever with the help of Discovery.
Explore the ways Discovery Education media can be integrated with free, online resources to engage learners in face-to-face or online classroom discussions.
This session will highlight four science lessons (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, HS), designed using resources from Discovery Education, that help meet the individual needs of students.
Students using cell phones are becoming more ubiquitous with additional schools/districts allowing students and educators bring their own devices to use in the classroom. This session will feature a variety of ‘tricks and treats’ for teachers to use to support instruction using cell phones with free applications to enrich learning, motivate students, engage students and increase communication with parents and the community so have your cell phone handy and join in the 'trick or treating'. Many of the ‘tricks and treats’ that will be shared by this national board certified teacher may be used with a ‘monster mash’ of mobile devices including iPads or Android tablets and modified to fit an ‘assortment’ of content areas and grade levels.
This presentation will highlight free and easy high impact technology that will make your students and their parents say, "Wow!"
Through the eyes of a first-time Techbook convert, this session will share some of the amazing features and strategies that will leave your classes begging for more!
Join us as we provide explanations, in plain English, to some of the common science questions elementary teachers are asked.
Baltimore County Public Schools is moving toward an instructional digital conversion or a 1:1 platform – meaning that each BCPS student will have a digital learning device in his or her hands, and standards will ensure that each classroom has a 21st century technology environment. Technology allows students access to more information– not just more information, but more accurate and timely information. Technology allows for personalization. Unlike a teacher instructing a group of 20-30 students, technology can move at the exact pace of each student, and teachers can receive instant feedback and assessment that can help them get a better handle on what students understand and what knowledge they are able to apply. Technology in no way replaces the teacher but it allows students to be continually challenged. Through a systematic process of integrating technology with instruction, the digital conversion will be driven by our curriculum and our commitment to maximum outcomes for each child.