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Monday, December 2
 

7:15am

Breakfast
Come join your colleaues for breakfast and thank  our sponsors, Intel, SMART, DyKnow and Conceptua Math for contributing to a wonderful event!

Monday December 2, 2013 7:15am - 8:15am
Imperial Ballroom A

8:30am

Welcome
Join  conference partners, The Canadian Education Agency, The One to One Institute and The Lausanne Collegiate School  for this 20-minute conference kickoff!

Monday December 2, 2013 8:30am - 8:45am
Imperial Ballroom B

8:45am

A Master Plan That Put All the Kids Online: The Making of San Luis into a Digital State
When the former Governor of San Luis asked Alicia Banuelos for a digital plan to transform this largely poor and rural province in central Argentina into a knowledge society, a technology integration model for other jurisdictions across the world was born.
During her ambitious drive to equip all students, and adults, with the skills necessary to leverage learning through technology – which included making free wi-fi for all a constitutional right – Dr. Banuelos’ plan came to fruition with ubiquitous government-sponsored technology throughout the territory, accelerated skill development among adults, and above all, technology in every classroom, which led to dramatically heightened student achievement.
Dr. Banuelos will share her success story of citizen empowerment, including details from her master plan that mobilized the political, community capacity building, and evaluation levers for change. This keynote presentation will serve as an inspirational blueprint for all who have ambitious 1:1 goals for their school communities.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alicia Banuelos

Dr. Alicia Banuelos

Argentina, aliciabanuelos.net
Alicia Banuelos holds a PhD in Physics and began her professional career as researcher at the Plasma Physics Lab of the University of Buenos Aires. In 1989, while working for the National Secretary of Science and Technology, she supervised the digitalization of Argentina’s Ministry of Economy. In the private field, she created the first company that developed software using the TCP/IP protocol and then sold it to Structured Intelligence... Read More →



Monday December 2, 2013 8:45am - 9:45am
Imperial Ballroom B

9:45am

Break
Grab a quick coffee and a snack and head to your next session beginning at 10:00am!

Monday December 2, 2013 9:45am - 10:00am
Foyer

10:00am

Avoid the 'Traditionalist' Endangered Species List: A guide to integrating technology into the traditional high school classroom
Lacking funds and 'tech-savviness'? No matter. This session will focus on how best to leverage the Internet to supplement classroom work, introduce blended and flipped learning, get students to create, assess and facilitate their own lessons, and use technology to maximize classroom interaction, all while maintaining a classic classroom model.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Katsionis

Peter Katsionis

Department Head of Social Studies, Vancouver
Peter Katsionis, CIS, B.ED., M.ED has been a teacher, administrator and university instructor for over 32 years. He has written extensively in both fiction and non-fiction formats, the latter BEYOND CLASSROOM BORDERS (http://amzn.to/17IRP2m) focusing on parent relationships with teachers and schools. Peter has been honoured with several awards including the Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence but his greatest achievement is... Read More →


Monday December 2, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
M302/303

10:00am

Pushing the Edge of Learning: How One School District Creatied a Culture of Innovation
Parkland School Division's staff is renowned for pushing their schools and students to a higher level of learning. This discussion will focus on how you can develop your staff to take the lead in creating innovative online, and offline environments for your school district.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Monds

Tim Monds

Superintendent, Parkland School Division No.70
In addition to his current role as superintendent, Tim Monds has been an educational leader in Alberta for over 32 years as a K-12 teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, and deputy superintendent. Under Tim’s stewardship and guidance, Parkland School Division (PSD) has been recognized locally, nationally and internationally for leading-edge initiatives in the areas of technology and innovation, school-community partnerships, and... Read More →


Monday December 2, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
M301

10:00am

Real and Sustainable 1:1 Support
Sioux City Community Schools has been developing a 1:1 environment since 2011 when it first participated as one of 20 districts in the FCC's Learning to Go Program, where 3,000 students were provided with 3G cellular connected laptops. This district has since expanded this program to 4,000 standard laptops. This discussion will provide participants with newly developed and existing resources used to ensure that teachers and students have real support for ongoing 1:1 implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Bottaro

Kathy Bottaro

Director of Technology, Sioux City Community School District
Kathy Bottaro is the Director of Technology for the Sioux City Community School District.
avatar for Neil Schroeder

Neil Schroeder

Director of Technology, Sioux City Schools
I have been the technology director for the Sioux City School District for the last 5+ years.  In this role I directly supervise the technology department consisting 21 awesome individuals doing great things!  We have spent the last five years working hard on new SIS implementations, high school 1:1 rollout, classroom technology suites, network upgrades, email migrations, server overhauls, etc.   We even battled a... Read More →


Monday December 2, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
M101

10:00am

Renewed Urgency: Leading for Change
We will provide stories the provocative ways
successful leaders have moved the needle with their 1:1 programs while walking
the high wire of school reform. Engage the
real-life stories of leaders with courage, tenacity, a gift for communicating
and more.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Canuel

Ron Canuel

What is Getting in the Way of Change in Education?, Canadian Education Association
Ron Canuel has been President and CEO of the Canadian Education Association since 2010. He has over 40 years of experience in the public education sector. As the former Director General of the Eastern Townships School Board in Quebec, Ron was the principal architect, in 2003, the first Canadian district-wide wireless laptop computer program for students and teachers, and has received numerous awards in recognition of this ongoing initiative. Ron... Read More →
avatar for Leslie Wilson

Leslie Wilson

CEO, One-to-One Institute
Leslie Wilson is a founder and Chief Executive Officer of One-to-One Institute. Over the course of 38+ years, she served education in top level, key decision-making roles at state and local levels. Wilson’s research, advocacy and change agency have impacted national and international education technology research and discussions. She is fueled by a recognized passion and proven ability to transform education to a student-focused... Read More →



Monday December 2, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
Imperial Ballroom B

10:00am

Self-Paced Instruction and Task-Based Learning in a 1:1 Mathematics Environment
This hands-on session will walk participants through best practices in classroom set-up and scheduling in a 1:1 mathematics environment, including the common pitfalls to this implementation, the role of the teacher in a self-paced environment, its relation to the Common Core, and a review online resources used to implement this approach.


Monday December 2, 2013 10:00am - 10:50am
M104

11:00am

1.21 Gigawatts: Back FOR the Future
Welcome to your first day in iClasse: Universal Instructional Design, which includes web inquiry and collaborative decision-making strategies. This fast paced hands-on session will introduce you to the concepts of self-determination theory and show you how to create a responsive classroom of motivated and empowered students who are getting the most out of technology.

Speakers
avatar for Francois Bourdon

Francois Bourdon

Co-founder & Learning Designer, iClasse
Learning Designer, Gamification expert and iClasse Co-founder | Master Student | Teacher École Wilfrid-Bastien, CSPI | TEDx speaker | ADE | Multimedia UI designer
avatar for Pierre Poulin

Pierre Poulin

Learning Designer & CEO, iClasse
1st Nations Edu Advisor | Enseignant, chargé de cours UdO UQO UdeS | Sessionnal Lecturer | Ed Think Tank CEA_ACE | Formateur | edcamp TEDxEd Organizer | PhD wannabe


Monday December 2, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
M104

11:00am

Creating a Digital Learning Envrionment for Your Classroom, K-12
This presentation will share how the West Monona Community School District is integrating technology from K-12, and highlight the web 2.0 tools used in creating this digital learning environment for students in elementary, middle, and secondary school classrooms. Hands-on peer collaboration activities to facilitate the use each tool will unfold as information is presented.

Speakers
avatar for Mande Gamble

Mande Gamble

Consultant | Digital Coach, One -to-One Institute
Mande Gamble is a graduate from the University of Northern Iowa, where she received a BA in English literature and MA in Curriculum and Instruction focusing on Instructional Technology. Previously, a teacher that has worked to create a 1:1 initiative in the district since 2010, and is working as district technology integrationist. She spent half of the school day as a language arts teacher for juniors and seniors and the other half teaching sixth... Read More →



Monday December 2, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
M302/303

11:00am

ONE = Over-develop, Network and Evaluate
This discussion will prepare school districts for the complexity of managing, maintaining, and evaluating sustainable 1:1 programs using the simple principle of ONE.

Speakers
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Randy McNally

Director of Technology, Springfield School District
Randy McNally is the Director of Technology for Springfield School District with 15 years experience. He had an opportunity to start a one to one program and co-wrote the grant for the program to start eight years ago.Randydevised a plan to implement the program with the Freshman Academy(9th grade)and the plan called for a gradual implementation over three years before the entire High School was implemented. He worked with the educational leaders... Read More →



Monday December 2, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
M101

11:00am

Strategic Planning for Your 1:1 Program
Making decisions about the future of your school building / district, whether it's instituting a new curriculum, adopting a one-to-one program or building a multi-million dollar facility must be done in context of your mission, vision and culture of institution. This sessopm will give you tools for understanding your building / district's culture, aligning your mission and vision and leading your stakeholders through the process of change. Presented by administrators with combined independent school experience of over 50 years, this workshop is meant for current administrators (Superintendents, Board Members, Heads of School, Principals, Advancement professionals, Division and Department Heads and those aspiring to those positions) who are looking to effectively lead your school into the future.

Speakers
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Michael Christopher

Assistant Headmaster for Development, Lausanne Collegiate School
Mr. Christopher has been an independent school development officer for 24 years | after spending 15 years helping to lead a music conservatory in the | Midwest.  Currently Assistant Headmaster – School Advancement for Lausanne | Collegiate School (TN), he has worked previously at the Saint Louis | Conservatory of Music (MO), Holland Hall School (OK) and Greensboro Day School | (NC).  Additionally, Mr. Christopher has been... Read More →
avatar for Stewart Crais

Stewart Crais

Director, Lausanne Learning Institute
In his twentieth year at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis, Tennessee, Stewart Crais serves as the school's director of operations, overseeing all aspects of the physical campus including technology infrastructure and planning, construction projects, buildings and grounds, summer and after school programs, dining services, conference and facility rentals, long range planning, and renewal / replacement budgeting. A graduate of Rhodes... Read More →
avatar for Stuart McCathie

Stuart McCathie

Headmaster, Lausanne Collegiate School
| | Stuart McCathie: | Mr. McCathie has been an independent school administrator and headmaster for 23 years. Prior to leading Lausanne Collegiate School he was at the Oakwood School in North Carolina. During his tenure there he led the school through a successful 1:1 implementation, positioning the school to become Apple's second Lighthouse School in the United States. He worked previously at Cape Fear Academy ( NC), Bermuda High School... Read More →


Monday December 2, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
Imperial Ballroom B

11:00am

Tech Up! Tech coaching strategies that maximize results
This fast-paced presentation of a toolkit of coaching strategies will be especially relevant to faculty and staff who focus on developing practical ways to assist busy teachers in the use of technology. Attendees will return to their districts with tech coaching ideas for implementation in their schools right away.

Speakers
avatar for Chelsy Hooper

Chelsy Hooper

Technology Integration, Ensworth School
Middle School Technology Integrationist - Ensworth School (Nashville, TN)



Monday December 2, 2013 11:00am - 12:00pm
M301

12:00pm

Lunch
It is a NY Deli Buffet with soup and  salad, join us!

Monday December 2, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Imperial Ballroom A

1:00pm

Capturing Learning: Unpacking the Apps that Support Self-directred Learning
This session will share a process where students from grades 4 to 6 took the responsibility for capturing, sharing and tracking their own learning using apps that - when combined - enable this student centered learning. This session will also suggest best practices from an administrator's point of view on how best to assess student thinking in relation to School Improvement Plans.

Speakers
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Jane Hill

Jane Hill educator for 32 years Administrator - 19 years - 16 years as principal, 3 as vice-principal, Educational consultant - 7 years, Specialist in computers in education | She is committed to providing opportunities for all learners - will do whatever it takes to ensure students have an inclusive, safe environment to become problem solvers and global citizens.
avatar for Rola Tibshirani

Rola Tibshirani

Teacher, Ottawa Catholic School Board St Gabriel Catholic School
Rola Tibshriani is an educator for 24 years who is passionate about learning from her students. Students' ownership of learning and curiosities are encouraged in class. Rola's specialty is in Technology and continues her third year with ministry projects on Technology and assessment. Have lead educamps, moderates professional online chats on twitter for the board #plocsb. Rola also facilitated many sessions on integrating technologies of IOS... Read More →



Monday December 2, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
M104

1:00pm

Navigating the 1:1 Shift: The 'State of the Union' on 1:1 Policy
This discussion will explore policy limitations - on a state-by-state basis - that have impacted educators' ability to implement 1:1 initiatives, and share lessons learned to help you navigate your initiative effectively among decision-makers.

Speakers
avatar for John Bailey

John Bailey

VP of Policy and Executive Director of Digital Learning Now, N/A
John Bailey serves as the Executive Director of Digital Learning Now! He co-founded Whiteboard Advisors, which provides strategic consulting for investors, philanthropies, and entrepreneurs. John previously served at the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy during the Bush administration where he coordinated education and labor policy. John has also worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as... Read More →
avatar for Nathan Martin

Nathan Martin

State Policy Director, Foundation for Excellence in Education
Nathan Martin serves as the State Policy Director for Digital Learning Now! Previously, he worked as the Director of Policy and Alliances for GlobalScholar, an education technology company focusing on digital learning and assessment. Prior to that, he worked in journalism, producing a nationally-syndicated talk radio show, working for the Washington Post and writing for various newspapers in his home state of Mississippi. Nathan received his... Read More →



Monday December 2, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
M302/303

1:00pm

Project RED: Revolutionizing Education in America
Dr. Gielniak, co-author of Project RED, will kick off this exciting conference strand with a review of the profound research findings. Join your peers and understand the essential elements that lead to successful and sustainable 1:1 implementations. In a series of breakout sessions that follow you will talk with several of our Signature Districts across the country, and learn how the Key Implementation Factors have been deployed in their districts to increase student achievement and realize cost savings.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Michael Gielniak

Dr. Michael Gielniak

Dr. Gielniak is the Chief Operating Officer for the One-to-One Institute. He has worked with schools, districts and states across the country in an effort to create successful and sustainable one-to-one programs. Prior to his work with One-to-One Institute, Dr. Gielniak developed the internal assessment and evaluation system for Michigan’s Freedom to Learn Program. In 2009 Dr. Gielniak led the research team that designed the methodology... Read More →



Monday December 2, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Imperial Ballroom B

1:00pm

Why Wireless Networks Need a Lot of Wire (and a few other bits too)

Why wireless networks need a lot of wire(and a few other bits too).

It's not just computers anymore. This
session will show, in plain language, exactly what "backbone"
infrastructure you need and most importantly, why.

The objective it to allow the attendees to appreciate what actually goes on "behind the scenes" of the network and how that affects the end user (i.e. the teacher and student) experience. By
removing all the buzz word jargon of the day, you will be shown what is really
important, not so important, what is a white elephant and how the
"network" should be monitored and secured. Also shown will be why
it's important to share SOME of this information with the wider community. This
session will be presented in a way that is accessible for all members of a
school's team from teacher up to Administrator. This session will give the
attendees an understanding of what is actually running the ”System”.


Speakers
avatar for Brant Davidson

Brant Davidson

Director of Management Information Systems, International School of Zug and Luzern
Brant Davidson has over 15 years of experience in International School Technology. His first taste of Infrastructure in the international school environment was in 1998 setting up a satellite campus of the Frankfurt International School. Since then he has opened up nine new buildings and reconfigured 3 existing campuses to meet the needs of modern technology. He has experience is in hardware, software and wetware (users) which are the three key... Read More →



Monday December 2, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
M101

1:00pm

Write Back at Ya: Student Feedback with Technology
In this session participants will examine the pitfalls and struggles teachers face when providing feedback for student learning, and develop a heightened understanding of how technology can enable the communication of this feedback. Participants will have the opportunity to play with some feedback apps such as Canvas and Class Dojo and also share of their feedback needs, struggles, and technology solutions to foster the discussion.

Speakers
avatar for MEGAN POWERS

MEGAN POWERS

Teacher, Sioux City Community Schools
Megan Powers has been a high school English Teacher for the past eight years and has earned a master's degree in curriculum and instruction. For the past three years, she has taught in a 1:1 learning environment and is committed to infusing educational technology to improve student learning. Along the way, she has learned what works, what doesn't, and she is always looking for new ways to reach her students.


Monday December 2, 2013 1:00pm - 1:50pm
M301

2:00pm

'eSourcing' your Curriculum: The story of one district’s success using an open source curriculum
Following the 2011 tornado that destroyed five of Joplin's schools, the district established a textbook-free 1:1 program where teachers learned to use open educational resources (eSources) to transform their learning environments. eSourcing (or open sourcing) your curriculum allows for freedom to differentiate instruction, use current events as teaching tools, provides instruction that is deeper, richer, more personal and meaningful, and can also help your district financially. Participants will hear the story of this district's success using an open source curriculum, including the points of view from teachers, administrators, and students, and will demonstrate the process to take when moving toward a digital curriculum without textbooks.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Crawford

Justin Crawford

21st Century Instructional Coach, Joplin R-8 Schools
I’m an instructional coach by day, aspiring musician by night. I live in the Midwest, have a great dog named Jack, he has his own facebook account! I love ALL kinds of music, and love to perform on stage every chance I get, even if it is just Karaoke. | | I like techy things and social media, basically anything to do the computers and the net. I work hard and love my job! How many people can say that? I am and ideas person and feel... Read More →
avatar for Klista Rader

Klista Rader

Director of Information and Implementation Technology, Joplin Schools
In addition to her current role at Joplin Schools, Klista Rader has spent four years as Joplin’s Technology Integration Coordinator, overseeing the high school 1:1 initiative and training teachers in the eMINTS, eTEC, and TLA programs. For six years prior to that, she taught fourth and fifth grade at Royal Heights Elementary in Joplin Schools. A highlight of her career has been developing the eTEC technology training program, which received... Read More →


Monday December 2, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Imperial Ballroom B

2:00pm

Appy Hour for Middle School Humanities
Using sample activities, templates, and hands-on app exploration, this workshop will share innovative ways to integrate technology into a Humanities classroom. Participants will work individually or in small groups to create or modify lessons and activities using apps such as VoiceThread, Edmodo, Weebly, Explain Everything and Evernote. During this process, participants will begin to understand the Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition (SAMR) model and determine how to use these apps to enhance and transform their classroom practice.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Cooney

Sarah Cooney

Teacher, Green Acres School
I have been a Humanities teacher for twelve years and have significant experience integrating technology into my class. I have worked in a 1:1 classroom for the past six years. Green Acres School was the one of the first 1:1 independent schools in the DC area and I helped implement the iPad pilot program four years ago. I have facilitated many in-school technology workshops and have presented at several conferences about how I incorporate... Read More →



Monday December 2, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
M302/303

2:00pm

Ensuring All Staff Engage: A Systemic Framework for Technology Integration
Using a blended learning approach can develop an unprecedented sense of ownership among teachers and students The financial, logistical, and classroom implementation challenges that school leaders overcame to move their vision forward will be shared, along with a list of 'how-tos' to successfully maintain PLNs in your school's development.

Speakers
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Sonya Burden

Head of Science Department, Newfoundland and Labrador English School Distrct
avatar for David Gill

David Gill

Assistant Professor, Memorial University
David Gill is currently Assistant Professor of Technology Education at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Prior to this position he was a Technology Education, learning resource teacher, e-learning specialist and science teacher for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District. As a teacher he was assigned to Amalgamated Academy in Bay Roberts, Newfoundland and Labrador and has overseen many cross-curricular, cross-grade level... Read More →



Monday December 2, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
M301

2:00pm

From the Board Room to the Classroom: How school district leadership CAN reboot its existing technology to change the learning culture
See how, since 1998, Union County Public Schools altered public policy to create a learning culture based on increasing student access to varied curriculum that is only made possible through virtual and blended learning environments.

Speakers
DM

Dr. Mary Ellis

Dr. Mary Ellis began her tenure as superintendent of the Union County Public Schools on July 1, 2012, bringing with her four years of experience as an assistant superintendent and three years as Deputy Superintendent. She began her career in education in 1978 as an eighth grade language arts teacher at Sun Valley Middle School. She taught middle and high school English for 18 years before assuming her first administrative role. That first... Read More →
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Scott Jacumin

Head of Instructional Technology, Union County Public Schools
Scott Jacumin developed a unique perspective on varied classroom methods and teaching strategies while growing up in a family of educators.  His 23 years as an educator and technology advocate with Union County Public Schools exemplify his passion for digital learning and teaching.  In 2009, as an Instructional Technology Facilitator, he helped to implement North Carolina’s largest one-to-one initiative at the time.   In... Read More →
DM

Dr. Mike Webb

Dr. Mike Webb is the Deputy Superintendent for Instructional Technology and Operations.  He came to Central Services in January 2008 as an assistant superintendent.  Dr. Webb began his educational career in Union County as a teacher and coach at Sun Valley High School in l985.  He became an assistant principal at Sun Valley High in l995, and, Principal, in 2002. He then served as Principal of Monroe High School from 2005 until... Read More →
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Richard Yercheck

During Richard Yercheck’s tenure, his district’s graduation rate has risen to over 90%, which is the highest in the state of North Carolina for large school systems. He is a Founding Partner of TCA Financial Group LLC, a Charlotte-based financial planning firm.  | Home: Monroe, NC | Occupation: Partner/ Branch Manager TCA Financial Group, LLC | School Board Years of Experience: 1 year | Family: I am married to... Read More →


Monday December 2, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
M101

2:00pm

Intel's Blueprint for Personalizing Learning
This session will provide an understanding of the materials, resources, and tools available through Intel's K-12 Blueprint, including toolkits of downloadable and adaptable materials. Attendees will also discuss current strategies for personalizing learning, including BYOD initiatives, planning for digital content, and personal learning networks.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Burt

Steve Burt

Director, Clarity Innovations
 Steve Burt is the Director of Strategy at Clarity Innovations, Inc., located in Portland, Oregon. His work with clients includes analyzing and defining strategic priorities for program implementation as well as researching the technology tools that hold the greatest potential for improving the process and practice of teaching and learning. Prior to his work with Clarity Innovations, he was a high school principal and in 2000 was named one of... Read More →


Monday December 2, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm
M104

3:00pm

Break
Enjoy a  snack-free  break, and save room for  our appetizers at the  cocktail reception and get ready to use those drink tickets!

Monday December 2, 2013 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Foyer

3:15pm

District-wide 1:1 in One Year! Best practices for Expedient and Effective 1:1 Implementation
Join Huntsville City Schools representatives as they discuss their journey to becoming the nation's first all-digital 1:1 school district in just one year. Participants will receive best practice advice for preparing district-wide 1:1 implementation such as generating required funding, building capacity and sustainability, maintaining ongoing stakeholder involvement, embedding professional development and establishing data-driven results.

Speakers
HB

Heather Bender

Director Of Instructional Technology, Hunsville CIty Schools
Heather Bender is Director of Education Technology at Huntsville City Schools. Heather has worked in a variety of educational roles during the last 18 years. Her first experience in the field of education was as director of a non-profit child care center. She then worked for Huntsville City Schools for ten years as teacher,  curriculum specialist and school improvement specialist.  She later worked for Scholastic as an implementation... Read More →
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Dr. Barbara Cooper

Barbara Cooper has been a public school educator for over 20 years where she served in Chicago (IL), Denver (CO), Aurora (CO), Rochester (NY), and Huntsville (AL). Her experiences as a student in the Chicago Public Schools propelled her early in life to her calling as a leader and a public school educator. Although she successfully maneuvered the Chicago Public School system, many students were not as fortunate and did not achieve their civil... Read More →



Monday December 2, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Imperial Ballroom B

3:15pm

Lights, Camera, Action! Motivating Students with Stop Motion Movies
Participants will walk through the step-by-step production process case study of the various stages of stop motion animated movie project created by 8-year-old students - including the development of movie themes, storyboards, sets, filming and post-production - and ideas for how this approach can be integrated into various academic disciplines, including the Arts, French, Math and Science.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Jolin

Melanie Jolin

Teacher, École Montagnac commission scolaire des Première-Seigneuries Québec
In 1997, Melanie Jolin graduated with a Bachelor degree in primary education at Laval University in Quebec City. From 2006 to 2009, she completed a certificate in school administration. Melanie began her teaching career in 1997 at the Commission Scolaire des Premières-Seigneuries. For the first few years she taught different classes and grades. Whenshe was assigned a regular class,she developed pedagogical techniques using business skills and... Read More →



Monday December 2, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
M302/303

3:15pm

One Story: Four Perspectives
Reeds Spring School leaders and teachers will share our Wolves D.E.N. (Digital Education Network) 1:1 learning initiative with audience members. Our approach to student-driven goals and learning outcomes have helped to build our capacity for the transformation we envision. Reeds Spring places emphasis on professional learning and collaboration among key stakeholder groups in order to create change in our teaching and learning practices. Our story begins with the vision and leadership of our superintendent and continues through the phases of implementation lead by our administrator, instructional technology specialist, and a model teacher.

Speakers
avatar for Janna Elfrink

Janna Elfrink

Instructional Technology Specialist, Reeds Spring R-IV School District
Janna Elfrink has served this district for over 20 years as an educator and an education technology leader both in the classroom and in the district for K-12 teachers and administrators. She is currently the district Director of Instruction. | Janna has developed education technology professional development and teacher laptop programs for eMINTS implementation, and most recently with a 1:1 learning initiative. She is a certified eMINTS... Read More →
avatar for Michael Mason

Michael Mason

Superintendent, Reeds Spring School District
Michael Mason is currently the Superintendent for the Reeds Spring School District in Reeds Spring, MO. The district is located in SW Missouri and has enrollment of 2,000 students. Michael has served the district for 26 years. He has been a classroom teacher and administrtor at several levels. As superintendent, he has led a district-wide technology movement. This movement has seen all students receive laptops at the high school and has... Read More →
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Isaac Sooter

High School Assistant Principal, Reeds Spring R-IV School District
Isaac Sooter is currently the Assistant Principal at Reeds Spring High School in Reeds Spring, MO. Isaac has been serving in the assistant principal position for 3 years and was previously the building principal at Mansfield High School in Mansfield, MO. Isaac has helped lead the 1:1 Initiative at the high school by modeling change and serving on the building 1:1 team. Isaac will take over as building principal next school year and continue to... Read More →



Monday December 2, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
M101

3:15pm

Supporting Learning Goals and the Student Voice through Backchannel Chats
Backchannels are a teaching tool that can help shy students to become enthusiastic collaborators, provide a space to capture discussions and for students to ask questions and collaborate across and outside the classroom without interrupting class time. In this hands-on workshop using a tool called TodaysMeet, participants will learn how to implement a backchannel and discuss its pedagogical uses, considerations, and potential in the classroom to promote student voice and support learning goals.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Burns

Brittany Burns

Program Coordinator, William & Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, NCSU
Before joining the Digital Learning Collaborative at the Friday Institute, Brittany Burns taught high school English courses in a technology-enabled classroom. Backchannels enabled her shy students to shine and eventually grow to collaborate enthusiastically. It provided a space for her to capture discussions, as well as a space for students to ask questions and collaborate across and outside the classroom with interrupting class time. Her work... Read More →


Monday December 2, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
M104

3:15pm

You Mean it's Really Not Just Plug and Play?
This session will explore 1:1 challenges and provide IT staff ideas for building network capacity as well as deployment and maintenance strategies, delivered from the technology team viewpoint that have been responsible for insuring the computers, networks, internet access, monitoring systems and other infrastructure components are ready for the 1:1 initiative.

Speakers
avatar for William Oden

William Oden

Senior Systems Specialist, Kershaw County School District
William L. Oden is the Senior Systems Specialist for Kershaw County School District located in Camden, South Carolina. He has worked for the school district for the last 15 years. He is presently serving on the team that will be rewriting the South Carolina Department of Education’s Technology Plan. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Computer Resources and Information Management, from Webster University in St Louis Missouri and a Master of... Read More →



Monday December 2, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm
M301

4:15pm

Cocktail Reception
Come join your colleagues, conference sponsors and hosts for this time to unwind, grab a drink, and discuss  your productive day! Remember to bring your free drink tickets!

Monday December 2, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Foyer

5:30pm

Conference Dinner

Following the cocktail reception, join your colleagues for an extensive buffet dinner including: Carved Strip Loin of Beef with a Port Wine and Sun-Dried Cherry Demi-Glace, Seared Atlantic Salmon with Sizzled Spinach, Shiitake Mushrooms and Balsamic Vinegar Butter Sauce, Grilled Chicken Breast  with a Cabernet Barbeque Sauce and chef's choice farm fresh vegetarian options. 

Please RSVP at registration if you have not already. 


Monday December 2, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Imperial Ballroom A
 
Tuesday, December 3
 

7:15am

Breakfast
Come join your colleaues for breakfast and thank  our sponsors, Intel, SMART, DyKnow and Conceptua Math for contributing to a wonderful event!

Tuesday December 3, 2013 7:15am - 8:15am
Imperial Ballroom A

8:30am

"Using Technology to Create Intellectually Engaging Learning Environments"
Join Candian Education Association President Ron Canuel for our Day 2 Keynote.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Canuel

Ron Canuel

What is Getting in the Way of Change in Education?, Canadian Education Association
Ron Canuel has been President and CEO of the Canadian Education Association since 2010. He has over 40 years of experience in the public education sector. As the former Director General of the Eastern Townships School Board in Quebec, Ron was the principal architect, in 2003, the first Canadian district-wide wireless laptop computer program for students and teachers, and has received numerous awards in recognition of this ongoing initiative. Ron... Read More →



Tuesday December 3, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
Imperial Ballroom B

9:30am

Unconference with Alicia Banuelos and Laura Mares
Enjoy this unstructured time with Alicia Banuelos our keynote speaker from day 1.

Tuesday December 3, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Imperial Ballroom B

9:30am

A 10 Year 1:1 Survival Guide: An Ongoing Tale of Courage and Perserverance
Follow the technology integration journey of one small rural school district that continues to redefine the learning experience a decade into the launch of one of Canada's first district wide 1:1 laptop programs, since 2002.

Speakers
avatar for Serge Béliveau

Serge Béliveau

Assistant Director, Ed. Services, Eastern Townships School Board (ETSB)
| Serge Béliveau gained extensive experience with five years of 1:1 technology integration and deployment as a Principal of the ETSB’s largest high school. Serge then moved to the District level and has been highly involved in designing the second phase of ETSB’s 1:1 initiative.
avatar for Christopher Colley

Christopher Colley

Educational Consultant, ETSB
Mr. Colley has been on the front lines of education for the past 7 years, teaching, supporting and helping teachers on best practices for meaningful technology integration in the classroom.The ETSB has been a leader in 1:1 technology integration since 2002, leading the province in this area.  |  


Tuesday December 3, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
M301

9:30am

Bad Things Happen, Embrace Them!
Leverage the learning of tech integration failures and strengthen your plan. When a new set of technology is put in place there will be problems. The greatest lessons learned are also the hardest to face. Participants will learn what to do when the inevitable bad things happen and how to deal with them as a confident cohesive leadership team.

Speakers
avatar for Brant Davidson

Brant Davidson

Director of Management Information Systems, International School of Zug and Luzern
Brant Davidson has over 15 years of experience in International School Technology. His first taste of Infrastructure in the international school environment was in 1998 setting up a satellite campus of the Frankfurt International School. Since then he has opened up nine new buildings and reconfigured 3 existing campuses to meet the needs of modern technology. He has experience is in hardware, software and wetware (users) which are the three key... Read More →



Tuesday December 3, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
M101

9:30am

Creating a Successful District-wide 1:1 Initiative with Equal Focus on Infrastructure, Technology, Professional Development, and Curriculum
This session will outline how the Sunnyside Unified School District developed a sustainable approach to creating a 1:1 environment that centers on high quality professional development and digital curriculum. Participants will learn how the Project Red indicators guided design and decision-making, resulting in a full-scale action plan that ensures fidelity. We will outline key components to success, which include: leadership development, supporting teachers in instructional practices that provide permission for and encouragement of risk-taking with technology, and strategic relationships with digital curriculum providers. Discussion will include specific details on infrastructure, curriculum selection, methods of monitoring fidelity, and the philosophy of professional development with the intention that session attendees will leave with steps that can take to use the Sunnyside approach in your district.

Speakers
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Javier Baca

Executive Director of Information Technologies, Sunnyside School District
Javier Baca is the Executive Director of Information Technology with the Sunnyside Unified School District. Mr. Baca leads the infrastructure of the district’s 1:1 initiatives with over 10,000 computing devices and 35 IT staff members, all in place to enable a learning environment that utilizes the best available technology to maximize student engagement in a collaborative learning environment.
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Pam Betten

Director of Middle School/One to One, Sunnyside Unified School District
 As Director of One-to-One at Sunnyside Unified School District, Ms. Betten plays in critical leadership roll across departments to ensure that the technology, professional development, and curriculum are all delivered and supported to promote teacher and student success in the classroom.
avatar for Arjan Khalsa

Arjan Khalsa

CEO, Conceptua Math
Visual and conceptual mathematics curriculum for grades 3-5 that keeps the teacher in the equation.


Tuesday December 3, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
M302/303

9:30am

How Project RED Signature Districts Propel a Student-Centric 1:1 Program
Much of the 1:1 research and practice says that a truly transformational program is one focused on the student. This requires shifts in planning, teacher practice, and the classroom dynamic. Project RED Signature Districts will share how their planning and PD pair with technology tools that simplify the teacher experience and give more opportunities to students to be involved in their own learning. Learn their models and ways that tools such as DyKnow software, LMS, Web 2.0, and others encourage interactive learning and collaboration. Designing and implementing a student-centric curriculum is half the battle - sustaining it is just as important. Janna Elfrink, Technology Specialist at Reeds Spring School District (MO), and Heather Bender, Director of Educational Technology at Huntsville City Schools (AL), will share their practices, experiences, lessons learned, and results that have gained them national recognition. Michael Vasey will add examples from other schools globally as well as moderate an interactive Q&A with presenters and attendees. For an optimal experience, attendees should bring an Internet-connected tablet or laptop.

Speakers
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Heather Bender

Director Of Instructional Technology, Hunsville CIty Schools
Heather Bender is Director of Education Technology at Huntsville City Schools. Heather has worked in a variety of educational roles during the last 18 years. Her first experience in the field of education was as director of a non-profit child care center. She then worked for Huntsville City Schools for ten years as teacher,  curriculum specialist and school improvement specialist.  She later worked for Scholastic as an implementation... Read More →
avatar for Janna Elfrink

Janna Elfrink

Instructional Technology Specialist, Reeds Spring R-IV School District
Janna Elfrink has served this district for over 20 years as an educator and an education technology leader both in the classroom and in the district for K-12 teachers and administrators. She is currently the district Director of Instruction. | Janna has developed education technology professional development and teacher laptop programs for eMINTS implementation, and most recently with a 1:1 learning initiative. She is a certified eMINTS... Read More →
avatar for Michael Vasey

Michael Vasey

VP, DyKnow
Michael Vasey has spent his career working with educators and technology. He helped launch DyKnow’s first software product in 2003. Since then he has worked with over 200 schools implementing 1:1 programs and has spoken about 1:1 and ed tech design at conferences in the U.S., India, Hong Kong, and Australia. 



Tuesday December 3, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
M104

10:30am

Break
Shhh! It is the pastry shop break complete with Krispy Kreme Donuts, Caramelized Banana Coffee Cake and  Blueberry Streusel Cake! Not to be missed!

Tuesday December 3, 2013 10:30am - 10:45am
Foyer

10:45am

Unconference: BYOD
Tuesday December 3, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Imperial Ballroom B

10:45am

Digital Tools and Best Practices for Blended or Flipped Classrooms
Effectively teaching today's students often involves combining online content with face-to-face instruction. In this hands-on exploration and discussion, participants will learn how to use free tools that engage and motivate students and gain an understanding of the benefits of using blended/flipped pedagogy.

Speakers
avatar for Connie White

Connie White

Director of Technology & Learning, Lakeview Academy
Connie White is the visionary of Lakeview Academy's highly respected 1:1 program. A former high school math and science teacher, Connie specializes in the use of technology to promote learning. She has conducted hundreds of seminars throughout the country and internationally and is the President of AATE (ISTE affiliate), is a Google Certified Teacher, a Paul Harris Fellow, a consultant for Educational Collaborators and writes the education column... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
M301

10:45am

Moving FULL STEAM AHEAD with 1:1
Discover how Drew Charter School - Atlanta Public Schools first charter school has been transforming teaching and learning and increasing student achievement with a focus on STEAM (Science Technology Engineering, Arts, & Mathematics), a project-based learning approach, and innovative technology solutions in a 1:1 environment. Learning at Drew truly takes place everywhere – come find out about the digital learning tools students and teachers are using and the lessons they’ve learned over the past several years with their 1:1 implementation. Plus get a sneak peek at the future of collaboration in the cloud with an exclusive look at the new SMART amp software.

Speakers
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Donya Kemp

Director of PBL, Drew Charter School
Donya Kemp is currently the Instructional Technology and Project-Based Learning Coordinator for Drew Charter Schools. As a former classroom teacher, she focuses on helping teachers master national technology standards through an interdisciplinary project-based learning approach. While in the classroom she served as a mentor and model teacher, facilitated action research professional learning communities, and led the evaluation and reinvention... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
M302/303

10:45am

Reclaiming 1:1 Computing
This session will explore the principles that inspired 1:1, review the revolutionary impulses that fueled the 1:1 movement. Participants will discuss where schools may have lost the plot, and present a vision for using personal computers to create productive contexts for learning where students are prepared to solve problems that school never anticipated. Lessons learned in countless contexts will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Stager

Gary Stager

Special Assistant to the Head of School for Innova, The Willows Community School
Gary Stager, an internationally recognized educator, speaker and consultant, is the Executive Director of The Constructivist Consortium. Since 1982, Gary has helped learners of all ages on six continents embrace the power of computers as intellectual laboratories and vehicles for self-expression. He led professional development in the world's first laptop schools (1990), has designed online graduate school programs since the mid-90s, was a... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
Imperial Ballroom B

10:45am

You Can Become a Champion of Change: Tools and insights for modeling active technology leadership
Citing Project RED research, which revealed that leadership is the key ingredient to successful 1:1 initiatives, this workshop will provide school leaders with the tools and insights to effectively integrate cost-effective technology to heighten student achievement.

Speakers
avatar for Donna Teuber

Donna Teuber

Director of Technology Integration and Innovation, Richland School District Two
Donna Teuber is a respected leader in the field of educational technology with a passion for using design thinking to help schools and districts implement innovative practices that support engaged student learning. A former library media specialist and district level technology specialist, she currently serves as the Director of Technology Integration and Innovation in Richland School District Two, Columbia, SC. Donna's team has successfully... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2013 10:45am - 11:45am
M104

11:45am

Lunch
Today is the Italian Buffet with Char-Grilled Chicken, Baked Swordfish, vegetartian rigatoni, tomato and mozzarella salad, and Tiramisu and Cannoli for dessert! Enjoy!

Tuesday December 3, 2013 11:45am - 12:45am
Imperial Ballroom A

11:45am

Lunch
Tuesday December 3, 2013 11:45am - 12:45pm
Imperial Ballroom A

12:45pm

12:45pm

Digital Natives in an Accelerated Culture
Using practical examples honed at Lausanne Collegiate School - one of the first 1:1 laptop schools in the U.S., this session will show ways to improve students' cognitive control and emotional intelligence within the confines of a 21st Century, high-tech classroom without sacrificing best pedagogical practices.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Graber

Greg Graber

Head of Middle School, Lausanne Collegiate School
Greg Graber is the Head of Middle School at Lausanne Collegiate School in Memphis TN, where he has worked since 2004. Graber, a doctoral student in education leadership, has presented extensively on mindfulness education and technology at various conferences around the world including: the National Association of Independent Schools annual conference, the National Council of English Teachers, the Graded School of Sao, Paulo Brazil, the Lausanne... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
M101

12:45pm

Incorporating Social Media in the Classroom: A transformational journey involving leadership and changes to instructional practices
This presentation will provide you with a context for change - a four-year snapshot of experiences in shifting a system towards incorporating social media as part of instructional practice. Student, teacher and administrator perspectives will be shared through video interviews, which will put a face to the change process of how best to leverage social media and web 2.0 tools in the context of every day, mobile and anytime, anywhere learning.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Carbone

Mark Carbone

Chief Information Officer, Waterloo Region District School Board
Mark has 33 years of experience in Ontario public education and he currently serves as Chief Information Officer for the Waterloo Region District School Board in Ontario. He is an active, connected leader who serves as ECOO President, OSAPAC co-chair, OSSEMOOC project co-lead and OASBO Director. | | Blog: Blog.MarkWCarbone.ca | | You can follow Mark in Twitter @markwcarbone
avatar for Ed Doadt

Ed Doadt

Principal, Waterloo Region District School Board
Ed Doadt is a senior secondary school principal who has provided extensive leadership in the Waterloo Region District School Board, particularly in the areas of technology and the integration of social media and web 2.0 tools. Ed is also a member of the district's Technology Steering Committee.  Ed has presented across Canada and the USA.


Tuesday December 3, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
M302/303

12:45pm

It's Not About the Stuff
If you have already started along the 1:1 path, this session will help you to anticipate what's next, where you should go from here, and how you can influence staff to better leverage digital resources. By sharing Ashwaubenon School District's five years of experience in changing instructional practices, creating access to Web 2.0 tools, and providing a consistent 21st century learning experience for all students, you will learn how instructional practices can change at all grade levels when true technology integration happens.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Anderson

Matt Anderson

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Ashwaubenon School District



Tuesday December 3, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
M301

12:45pm

Things NOT to Do in a 1:1 Implementation: The do's, don'ts and lessons learned from a seven-year 1:1 journey
This insightful look at Auburn City Schools' experience in implementing and maintaining a convertible tablet adoption model will be relevant to educators involved in rolling out technology on any platform. Participants will collect solid advice while sharing their own stories, questions and tips on issues such as defining acceptable student use of technology, effective PD, and involving the school community.

Speakers
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Shannon Pignato

Shannon Pignato has both the privilege and responsibility to fulfill the roll of Principal at Auburn Junior High School in Auburn, Alabama. Auburn Junior High School is beginning their seventh year of an innovative one-to-one program and Dr. Pignato is fortunate to work in tandem with a dynamic group of professionals who embody this commitment and hold sacred, continuous improvement efforts, in this area. Dr. Pignato has served in an... Read More →
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Debbie Rice

Director of Technology, Auburn City Schools
Debbie Rice serves as the Director of Technology for Auburn City Schools in Auburn Alabama. She provides the vision and leadership behind the successful plan for integration, utilization, evaluation and expansion of educational technology in all academic disciplines for the Auburn City Schools - which was selected in September, 2007, as a Smart Showcase District. Currently, she is leading an aggressive one-to-one roll-out across the district to... Read More →


Tuesday December 3, 2013 12:45pm - 1:45pm
M104

1:45pm

Planning and Sharing: What are you going to differently tomorrow?
During this session conference committee members will facilitate meanful discussion and engage everyone in activties to address challenges and plan for next steps. District teams and individual participants will have time to reflect with colleagues about what they learned in the past two days, discuss challenges they face, and plan for steps they can take as soon as they return to their districts.

Tuesday December 3, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Imperial Ballroom B

2:45pm

Wrap up, Prize Giveaways and a Grab and Go Snack!
Feeling lucky? You could win one of two free 2014  conference registrations as well as other fun prizes and freebies! Grab a yogurt, smoothie or a cookie before you  head to the airport!

Tuesday December 3, 2013 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Imperial Ballroom B