Select Criteria: Tracks = Future of EdTech Administrator

Sunday, January 27, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: $W004
Are you a school administrator who is looking for new ways to encourage teachers to find and utilize new and useful technologies that can lead to student engagement and success... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: $W005
Make the most of your professional development efforts through a Flipped PD approach. In this workshop, you'll get a brief overview of effective Flipped PD strategies for providing personalized, just-in-time... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: $W006
In this rapid-paced session, participants will join an experienced educator and a former Disney Imagineer to explore the elements of the Disney customer experience that make it one of the... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership


Sunday, January 27, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: $W029
District leaders struggle to provide effective, relevant learning opportunities for educators. Hear about successful professional development models utilized by innovative schools that are scalable & replicable to most districts. Interactive... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: $W030
Many of us have intelligent personal assistants in our homes that provide us with access to music, news, home security systems, and each other. So why not bring these voice-activated... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: $W031
This session will be more of a “Deep Dive” into maker education at ‘Iolani School. We’ll discuss the development of the program, the creation of the Lab, integration with curriculum,... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM



Sunday, January 27, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: $W054
How Tech Ready is your leadership? With US Dept of Education's Office of EdTech’s “Future Ready” initiative as a guide, come on a journey of Systemic Improvement using 21things4administrators. Gain... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: $W055
Good digital citizenship is increasingly complex. Come to learn about recent concerns, including safeguarding personally identifying information, managing one’s online persona, and school safety and social media. As a result... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: $W056
1:1 initiatives are not just about devices. Come and experience Wasatch County School District's journey over the past 7 years that is digitally transforming teaching and learning. Participants will learn... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 330F
  • Session Number: $W062
A successful digital learning initiative requires leadership from superintendents, principals, and teachers alike. Districts across Indiana boast some of the best examples of how great leaders ensure that technology is... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: NORTH 329
  • Session Number: $W283
Bringing technology into traditional schools with tired pedagogy and legacy classroom design can provide an initial boost, but the plateau and return on learning quickly shrink. This session provides an... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development


Sunday, January 27, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: $W079
When you attend an enriching educational conference you are introduced to many exciting and fascinating products, devices, and educational practices. There is an initial eagerness to implement these products or... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: $W080
Having access to a device doesn’t mean having access to learning. This presentation will lead the audience on one rural school district’s journey to providing students in the district with... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: $W081
This fast-paced session will engage participants with thinking prompts providing an end product filled with motivating ideas to excite teachers and leaders about embedding STEM lessons throughout the year. Using... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 329
  • Session Number: $W284
In this session we will discuss how we use the Google Admin Console on a daily basis to manage and control our district Chromebooks. We will discuss best practices, organizational... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership


Monday, January 28, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: $W104
Change is never easy, or usually appreciated, or readily accepted. However, with the ever-changing societal demands and educational products to aid in the learning process, change is a necessity as... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: $W105
The shift toward 1:1 environments gets a lot of attention with regard to which device and why, but often there isn't nearly enough discussion of how to get the team... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: $W106
The elements of a 21st-century school district include digital and technological equity, access to college, career skill-building, and citizenship preparation.  It is critical that students be able to compete on a global... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Room: SOUTH 330D
  • Session Number: $W110
According to a 2018 report from the U.S. Department of Education, only 61 percent of households with school-age children have home internet access. However, 80 percent of eighth graders reported... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 320E
  • Session Number: $W125
Get practical advice, tips, and tools for developing a successful Chromebook program at your school. Whether you are just getting started with Chromebooks, or are already managing thousands of them,... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Monday, January 28, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: $W129
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI, named an Innovative District in 2016 & 2017 by the International Center for Leadership... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: $W130
Visionary leadership, rooted in innovative thinking, is the essence of what it means to lead learning in today’s school systems. The ability to create and lead a culture of innovation... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: $W131
As more schools and districts transform toward a vision of personalized, learner-centered education, educators are forced to reconcile two sets of beliefs and assumptions -- two paradigms: the dominant, school-centered... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 330B
  • Session Number: $W133
I will show strategies used to integrate technology and concepts for teachers. Using teachers' standards and lesson plans as guidelines to create technology-infused lessons, I will show how an early... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 330D
  • Session Number: $W135
How do you effectively integrate making into more subjects within your school? This practical resource-loaded session will highlight projects like an interactive touch-sensitive historical quilt and technological sculptures, as well... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220D
  • Session Number: $W144
Now is the time for librarians to lead, and leadership takes strategy and courage! With creative advocacy and branding, you can bring your library story to life, while leading within... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership

Monday, January 28, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: $W154
Come take a journey and discover effective strategies on getting into the GAME as an administrator. From effectively using Google Drive and Classroom for collaboration and creating Professional Learning Communities,... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 330C
  • Session Number: $W159
Technology in the classroom is becoming nearly as ubiquitous as textbooks and pencils. Each day students encounter lessons designed with technology in mind. However, as educators and school leaders, how... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 330D
  • Session Number: $W160
Explore how easy it is to implement blended learning into any classroom environment with the Three Phases of Blended Learning. This session is geared towards any educator who is looking... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Monday, January 28, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 320EF + Corridor
  • Session Number: TOADMIN
Dive into topics that interest you most at FETC 2019! Learn how to navigate a collection of sessions and events specifically designed for administrators. This session’s focus will be on... Read More
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  • Special Event
  • Room: SOUTH 320BC
  • Session Number: TOLMS
Welcome all school library media specialists! Join us to learn how to navigate a collection of sessions and events specifically designed for librarians and media specialists. Our ever-changing and multifaceted... Read More
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  • Special Event

Monday, January 28, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: $W156
Students bring and use their own devices on school campuses every day, regardless of what technologies are available to them at school, yet there are solid reasons why schools continue to provide hardware to students. As a result, it’s increasingly important to accurately identify technology currently available on your site... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership

Monday, January 28, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS137
Attendees will work with a custom database software program to complete a full self-audit of their IDEA and Section 504 compliance. The program uses information imputed through a self-audit process, which will be discussed and examples provided to attendees. The program provides a detailed audit report that highlights areas of... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Tuesday, January 29, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 330B
  • Session Number: $W180
Learning today should unleash the creativity of our students and prepare them with the competencies for success in a digital world. Attendees will discover how to seize the opportunity inherent... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 330C
  • Session Number: $W181
Do we really know our learners? What are the entry points for building strong relationships with Generation Z learners? How do we help parents better understand Generation Z? Using danah... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 330F
  • Session Number: $W184
In this hands-on collaborative workshop, participants will be introduced to high-impact equitable teaching strategies employed by schools in the US and around the world to break habits of low engagement,... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: C001
The stress that leaders and educators are under can be exceptionally taxing on the psyche and spirit. Beyond having good coping mechanisms to deal with stress, anxiety, & self-doubt, they... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: C002
For both superintendents and CTOs, ed tech initiatives can inspire a lot of excitement but also bring a lot of trepidation. Three superintendents who serve on CoSN's Empowered Superintendents Advisory... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: C003
Highly engaged students are students who learn best, but keeping students consistently engaged can be difficult. It is hard to improve engagement without measuring engagement, and there are few tools... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: C003
Highly engaged students are students who learn best, but keeping students consistently engaged can be difficult. It is hard to improve engagement without measuring engagement, and there are few tools... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310A
  • Session Number: C004
One of the goals of 21st century education is helping students develop into innovative problem-solvers who will be able to adapt and thrive in an uncertain future. How can we... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310BC
  • Session Number: C005
Water is amazing and always finds a way. It has the ability to form, replenish our system, and power equipment. Leaders have the same properties. The best leaders take little... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310EF
  • Session Number: C007
When we analyze the US education system and classrooms across our nation, we see dramatic differences and gaps in innovation. How can schools and classrooms transform from those from the... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310GH + Corridor
  • Session Number: C008
This session will introduce administrators to some of the many streamlining tools, tips, and tricks available for them in their role. Everything from work group, presentation, time management, and schoolwide... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 312
  • Session Number: C010
Tyler Park, manager of the Future of Privacy Forum's Student Privacy Pledge will lead a discussion about the importance and difficulty of understanding Ed Tech companies' privacy polities. He will... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 320BC
  • Session Number: C013
Technology in many schools is stuck in neutral. Most leaders are unable to determine if learning is happening because of, versus in spite of, their edtech efforts. Schools can no... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 322
  • Session Number: C018
Dig into a set of professional learning resources developed to provide customized support regarding digital learning implementation for schools and districts. SETDA's openly licensed, Transformative Digital Learning: A Guide to... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220D
  • Session Number: C021
The modern school library supports education in a variety of ways. One essential role librarians play is that of a leader who works collaboratively to build relationships, mold culture and... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: NORTH 220G
  • Session Number: C024
With technology rewiring our brains, learn strategies to combat stress and be present to build a sense of belonging to ourselves, our learners, and our schools. In an overly connected... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 329
  • Session Number: C034
Meet with Florida Department of Education staff from the Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support and the Division of Career and Adult Education. This informal, drop-in session will be relevant... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Tuesday, January 29, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 330B
  • Session Number: $W195
Start turning your technology initiative into an educational movement with innovative, proven strategies for aligning your vision and planning, cultivating buy-in from stakeholders, and showcasing the incredible results. In this high-energy session, you’ll learn why initiatives drift aimlessly when technology is deployed with too little direction or planning. Join this... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership

Tuesday, January 29, 12:00 PM - 12:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: C038
What is learner agency? And how can it’s presence change how we procure, utilize, and evaluate educational technology? Learn how to use learner agency as a litmus test for powerful... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: C039
Digital Equity is becoming a real issue in schools, especially those that are low-funded and have lack of support. This gap is highly evident and is widening. In this session,... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: C040
Today’s school principal must be both an instructional leader and a digital evangelist, initiating and nurturing new modes of learning. As research indicates, effective leadership is the key to successful... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310A
  • Session Number: C041
Our students will grow up to join a globally connected society and economy with specific mindsets and competencies required for maximum success. What are the realities of today’s world that... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310BC
  • Session Number: C042
The world is changing at an astonishing pace. Today’s students will have careers we can barely guess at, using tools and technology that have yet to be invented. Global collaboration... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 310EF
  • Session Number: C044
Change isn't coming, it's already on our doorstep. As such, there is a need to transform teaching, learning, and leadership at scale to prepare our students to be competent learners... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310GH + Corridor
  • Session Number: C045
Take your school or district from status quo to status whoa! How can leaders leverage technology to affect systematic change in their schools or districts? This session will focus on... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 312
  • Session Number: C047
School districts are not immune from hackers and hacking and must by law ensure that student information and privacy are protected. Dr. Darryl Adams will discuss methods, case studies, and... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: SOUTH 320BC
  • Session Number: C050
Larry Berger, CEO of Amplify, will add nuance to and challenge the “algorithmic” model of personalized learning, which puts students on a map of everything they should learn and uses... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 320BC
  • Session Number: C050
Larry Berger, CEO of Amplify, will add nuance to and challenge the “algorithmic” model of personalized learning, which puts students on a map of everything they should learn and uses... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 322
  • Session Number: C055
As school districts struggle with meaningful ways to bring engaging, time-sensitive professional development to professional staff, micro-credentials can offer an opportunity to shift away from the credit-hour and continuing-education requirements... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 220D
  • Session Number: C058
Join me as I share about my successful two-year journey into the world of makerspace in my elementary school media center! Organization tips, set-up, successful makerspace materials, funding, and how... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 230A
  • Session Number: C063
Join this active session to explore concepts and best practices of personalized learning in our schools. We're going to demystify misconceptions and explore best practices in real schools to show... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: NORTH 322
  • Session Number: C070
Students today are growing up in a world of beeps, chimes, and buzzes. Many educators feel that students would be better without their devices. In this session learn how when... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: C075
Connecting an at-risk student to the right support should not be a guessing game. Historical models of early warning systems tend to mis-identify large groups of students using only a... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: C076
Technology allows us to reimagine how we take our schools from good to great, enhancing learning activities, building staff morale and confidence, and communicating effectively with the larger community. In... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: C077
Learn how the principal can become the transformational leader in the school when moving from the traditional classroom to a 21st century classroom. The presenter will share how the principal... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310A
  • Session Number: C078
Rather than focusing on funneling all learners into one narrow pathway to postsecondary success, or sticking with the traditional measures of college- and career-readiness, it is important for schools to... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310BC
  • Session Number: C079
Districts around the nation continue to purchase more technology than ever before. In some places, the technology is an incredible tool to amplify student agency and used for high-level learning... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310EF
  • Session Number: C081
Supporting digital learning and innovation in schools is challenging. Join the presenter, a veteran building principal who recently moved into a district technology leadership role, to identify key elements critical... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310GH + Corridor
  • Session Number: C082
Through corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, great companies build great resources for schools, students, parents, and the education community. Working with curriculum integration experts, they fund materials intended to integrate... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 312
  • Session Number: C084
In the wake of both physical and cyber attacks on our schools, this important conversation will shed light on both issues -- and often how they are connected. CDE's new... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 319
  • Session Number: C085
Today’s expectations are for schools to move beyond textbooks, to provide ubiquitous access to technology, and to afford educators and students with opportunities to teach and learn in collaborative, creative,... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 320BC
  • Session Number: C087
Santeri Koivisto - teacher, MinecraftEdu co-creator, TeacherGaming co-founder and serial entrepreneur - has spent nearly a decade working in the field of game-based learning. Koivisto will be sharing insights into... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: SOUTH 322
  • Session Number: C092
Transitioning educators to a competency-based model of professional learning often means shifting the way your organization approaches professional development - and it’s not always smooth sailing. In this session, leaders... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 330CD
  • Session Number: C111
For the past 10 years, the American Association of School Librarians' Best Websites For Teaching and Learning Committee has selected 25 websites that will enhance classrooms and libraries. Over the... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Computer Science (including Coding)

Tuesday, January 29, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 330B
  • Session Number: $W210
Finding time for professional development can be a struggle. There never seems to be enough time to create all the professional development opportunities your teachers need. Here's how one school... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 331B
  • Session Number: $W218
Curriculum directors, technology integration specialists, pedagogy nerds: We all apply separate and distinct labels to our roles, and it is time we get over ourselves! Our students need us to... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Tuesday, January 29, 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: C113
Students today expect rigorous personalized learning experiences, yet the systems and structures we have in our schools were not designed to support the personalization of learning. Spring Branch ISD has... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: C114
Dr. Darryl Adams is a 21st century leader who believes that all leaders must effectively model and use 21 leadership attributes, styles, and digital-age skills to communicate, inspire, motivate, and lead cohesive... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: SOUTH 310BC
  • Session Number: C116
Participants will learn from our experience of designing and implementing innovative learning spaces for active and collaborative learners! Panelist include Flagler County Schools' executive director of instructional & operational innovation... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 310EF
  • Session Number: C118
When is the last time something amazing happened in your school? How many people knew about it? The work done in schools all across the globe is spectacular. Kids gather…learn…leave…and... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310GH + Corridor
  • Session Number: C119
Do you have 20+ binders sitting on a bookshelf in your office that you cart back and forth to school everyday? STOP THE MADNESS! Isn't it time to put all... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 312
  • Session Number: C121
This Take and Train Tech Series session is all about teaching upper elementary, middle, and high school students about the being safe while they are on the internet and using... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 319
  • Session Number: C122
When you examine a new educational product, device, or process you may ask yourself " will this work in my learning environment and be effective?". One way to answer this... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 320BC
  • Session Number: C124
In the future, teachers will be masters of pedagogy and technology. Join us for look ahead at how educators will use technology to motivate unmotivated students, help struggling students, and... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220C
  • Session Number: C131
Have you ever wondered how to ensure successful implementation of a new initiative throughout a school/district? You need a coach. In this session, you will see how instructional coaches turn... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 320E
  • Session Number: C142
School leaders report that measuring the impact of blended learning is a significant challenge. Determining the right metrics to use and then understanding how to articulate results to parents, teachers... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: NORTH 320H
  • Session Number: C143
You’ve spent money on devices and tools, and hired instructional coaches, but how do you know whether their work is effective and makes a positive impact on teaching and learning?... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 329
  • Session Number: C145
This year the Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support piloted professional development programs featuring micro-credentials at the Next Generation Summer Science Symposium and for the Course Description Awareness Days. Please... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Professional Development

Tuesday, January 29, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS092
Gone are the days of isolated, quiet, library spaces. Today, everyone is welcome; silence is not a prerequisite; and students and teachers can explore, investigate, collaborate, and connect with one... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS099
Is your school or district looking to start a Makerspace or STEM Lab, but don’t know where to start? Are you unsure what your Makerspace needs, or how to incorporate... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS151
Social media has become one of the most informative platforms among parents, educators, and specialists in the field of education. Through this technology medium, schools have the potential to provide... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Professional Development

Tuesday, January 29, 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: C149
Leading digital transformations in teaching and learning is a role which at one time or another falls on the shoulders of superintendents, district administrators, principals, and teachers. Learning how to... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: C150
Even as technology becomes more affordable and internet access seems increasingly ubiquitous, a “digital divide” between rich and poor remains. Data shows that 3% of teachers in high poverty schools... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: C151
School leaders at the edge of innovation are looking for ways to maximize student learning in their schools. STEAM and Maker learning are critical in preparing our students for college,... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: C151
School leaders at the edge of innovation are looking for ways to maximize student learning in their schools. STEAM and Maker learning are critical in preparing our students for college,... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 310A
  • Session Number: C152
Technology is present in everything educators do in schools and districts, so the considerations for delivering effective professional development and training are essential. When educators school- and district-wide are familiar... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310BC
  • Session Number: C153
Educators are expected to engage modern learners with the latest technology to set them apart from other countries and become global citizens. Frustration occurs because not all students have a level playing... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: SOUTH 310EF
  • Session Number: C155
Our learning and teaching capabilities are changing rapidly everyday. Digital resources, breakthrough thinking, and shifting mindsets are challenging practices and outcomes in all our schools and learning environments. With this... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310GH + Corridor
  • Session Number: C156
Are your teachers tired of coming to afternoon staff meetings? Want to find time to do other professional learning activities? This is for administrators who want to look into using... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 312
  • Session Number: C158
In the digital culture, online and offline worlds intersect across all areas of our lives. For students, this means what happens at school appears online, and what happens online appears... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 319
  • Session Number: C159
What separates “leaders” from those who lead? As a school leader, are you walking in and towards your purpose? This session will help leaders explore their own personal WHY, connect... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 320BC
  • Session Number: C161
Personalizing learning can feel like an overwhelming amount of work even for the most effective teachers. We flip the traditional approach to make it manageable and effective for every classroom.... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 230A
  • Session Number: C174
What distinguishes personalized learning from other kinds of learning? It’s a buzz phrase that more often than not has schools using technology tools to “personalize” learning for students. In this... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: NORTH 320H
  • Session Number: C180
How can you make sure all teachers have the opportunity to see what a true digital classroom looks like? In this session, we will go over the ways you can... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 329
  • Session Number: C182
Recent years’ legislation has included a number of changes to the statewide testing schedules, modes of delivery, and reporting of student test results. Information about these changes for this and... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Tuesday, January 29, 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: C186
Rural living and rural poverty present many challenges. Access is limited because of remoteness, income, and availability. Small teaching faculties, which result in fewer scheduling options, deter student access to... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: C187
Crafting a new vision for digital learning today in a school or district is a challenging process, balancing decision-making around products and initiatives with efforts to ensure that all stakeholders... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: C188
The digital age is making it easier for parents and the community to learn what happens inside the school building. Using social media and other tools, schools and districts can... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310A
  • Session Number: C189
District administrators and technology leaders need to make major decisions today that will impact their learners for years to come. This panel session will feature a discussion of current and... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310BC
  • Session Number: C190
The influx of new technologies has introduced a wave of cybersecurity threats that can paralyze an unprepared education community. Join us to discuss how Indiana’s Department of Education is supporting... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310EF
  • Session Number: C192
There are growing success stories around the state demonstrating how effective technology infusion can impact learning for all kids. This session looks to identify the core of these successes and... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310GH + Corridor
  • Session Number: C193
How can I possibly train everybody on G Suite? I’m a one-person show or have a very small team of trainers and I/we can’t be everywhere all the time! Are... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 319
  • Session Number: C196
This session is focused on the idea that, in order to take students to the highest levels of learning , we must fail. Failing forward is essential in our schools... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 320BC
  • Session Number: C198
When talking to a group of high school students about parabolas or photosynthesis, you won't see them respond in the same way they do when talking about their favorite band... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220C
  • Session Number: C205
Looking for a win-win-win situation for CS at your school? High school internship placements where students collaborate alongside career professionals weekly on authentic problems are the pinnacle of relevant learning.... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)
  • Room: NORTH 220D
  • Session Number: C206
Albemarle County Public Schools is the world leader in leveraging libraries as technology hubs. ACPS has used libraries to manage, introduce, and support emerging and embedded technologies. Come see how... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: NORTH 222
  • Session Number: C210
I will show how I used a dynamic team of educators to transform a fine-arts magnet school into a thriving STEAM academy. I will explain how we used the culture... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Tuesday, January 29, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 330B
  • Session Number: $W225
This workshop will present information on how to use technology and sound instructional methodology to implement a personalized approach to a faculty/staff meeting. Your staff is sure to receive the... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 330C
  • Session Number: $W226
Discover how teaching and learning coding can be as simple as solving a puzzle with KUBO. In this session, teachers collaborate using the unique, icon-based, TagTile™ system to physically piece... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Early Learning (ages 3-6 years)
  • Computer Science (including Coding)

Wednesday, January 30, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 330B
  • Session Number: $W240
Up, Down, Left, Right, Repeat, Turn. Are you lost in your journey to lead a school culture of computer science? Join authors Dr. Katrina Keene and Bryan L. Miller of the upcoming book, CODEdagogy, in discovering the secrets of developing your personal pedagogy around what it means to be a... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Computer Science (including Coding)

Wednesday, January 30, 10:00 AM - 10:20 AM

  • Room: Booth 2103
  • Session Number: SB16
Substitute teacher shortage? Teachers coming to school sick? Teachers being pulled out of class for meetings? Chances are, every school has faced one of these challenges, and a virtual sub approach is one possible solution. Learn how Austin High School in Minnesota tested and implemented virtual substitute teachers to maintain... Read More
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  • Skill Builders Session (20 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum

Wednesday, January 30, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: C223
Rockingham County Schools made headlines when a malware attack penetrated the network security and infected computers, external media, back drives, and servers. During the December attack, the district took down... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: C224
Ever feel like you arrive at school, go through the day, and wonder if anything actually got done? The day-to-day operations tend to impede our opportunity for administrators to grow... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: C225
In an age where teens can be charged with child porn for sexting selfies or suspended for inflammatory social media posts, how much should schools surveil school-issued devices? Monitoring can... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 310A
  • Session Number: C226
Technology drives much of what happens in districts, from decisions on budgeting and instruction to the needs around data security and systems interoperability. What are the “must-haves” for any district’s... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310BC
  • Session Number: C227
Educators today face the challenge of teaching learners who have never known a world without digital devices or the internet. Today’s learners have grown up in a world seamlessly connected... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310EF
  • Session Number: C229
Looking for compelling reasons to support the WHY? of your learning and technology transformation? This fast-paced session will share 20 trends outside of education that will shape the future of... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310GH + Corridor
  • Session Number: C230
The work that is done in our schools is so important. Today's leaders need to take control of the narrative and tell their schools' stories. This session focuses on how... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 319
  • Session Number: C233
Awe is a huge component of life -- it’s hardwired into our brains. When we experience the sensation of awe, we are consumed by wonder, relevancy, emotion, engagement, inspiration, and... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 320BC
  • Session Number: C235
For almost five centuries, our classrooms and teaching have been shaped by a particular relationship between people and information that emerged from the technologies of printing and print culture. Yet... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Room: SOUTH 320GH + Corridor
  • Session Number: C238
We are starting to see signs of a divided brain, one thought that is in the here and now, and another on the digital self and virtual surroundings. I intend... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: NORTH 220G
  • Session Number: C246
Wish you had a flexible, active learning space? Yes, budget can be a barrier, but there are many ways to reinvent your existing learning space -- specifically by redesigning that... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 320H
  • Session Number: C254
Technology is becoming ubiquitous in today’s classrooms, but mere access will not automatically transform teaching and learning. In this keynote, global educational futurist Dr. Sonny Magana explains how to disrupt... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: NORTH 322
  • Session Number: C255
Our students love to be heard! They deserve to have opportunities to share through social media and technology within their libraries, classrooms, and throughout the world. In this session, Shannon... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Computer Science (including Coding)

Wednesday, January 30, 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 330B
  • Session Number: $W255
Active learning is any learning activity in which the student INTERACTS or ENGAGES with the material, as opposed to passively taking in the information. Since educators have been talking about... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 330C
  • Session Number: $W256
Join this session to learn where our middle schools CAN be -- innovative learning spaces that empower students, promote student voices/agency, and provide technology that enhances learning and teaching. We... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 330D
  • Session Number: $W257
Professional development in a school setting can be tricky. Teachers have many responsibilities and duties already, so finding time for training and methodology improvement can be nearly impossible for educators... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 330E
  • Session Number: $W258
Innovative leaders not only “think” differently, but they “act” differently. This session will empower you to build a culture of innovation and focus on active learning. Active learning refers to... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership

Wednesday, January 30, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Room: Booth 2303
  • Session Number: PS114
Using data and research to inform educational practices and policies has been uninspired. Hear a school technology leader and educational researcher share how the latest data tools and methods are... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: Booth 3103
  • Session Number: PS175
A strong culture of learning that promotes the importance of STEAM can be developed in teachers across the curriculum. Creating a "STEAM" culture in your school can seem like an... Read More
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  • Posters (60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM

Wednesday, January 30, 1:00 PM - 1:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: C260
The author of Making Your School Something Special will show how to revamp your staff meetings to work together in new ways, communicate more effectively, launch new initiatives, and see... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: C261
The cloud isn't merely a technology, it's a destination! Transitioning to the cloud requires all the resources of any other journey: a roadmap, funds, and careful leadership. Your destination offers... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: C262
Ed-tech trends are constantly shifting, and new technology poses both potential educational opportunities as well as legal issues. This session is designed to provide an overview of the most current... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310A
  • Session Number: C263
 Technology is ubiquitous in our learners’ lives and, increasingly, in our curricula and classrooms. With an abundance of tools available, and a diverse array of unique student needs, how do... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310BC
  • Session Number: C264
Creativity is often touted as an essential skill (21st century, global, etc.) for every student. Yet, we continue to see a dichotomous relationship between creativity and curriculum standards. There are... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 310EF
  • Session Number: C266
With the vast disparities of inequity that have existed for centuries, all that is known about how students learn, and the predictions regarding the world that our students will face... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310GH + Corridor
  • Session Number: C267
What does it mean to lead "Google-Style"? If we want our teachers to be innovative and take risks, what are we going to be willing to do to encourage that?... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 312
  • Session Number: C269
You're probably hearing the term "cyber safety" more often than ever before. What does it mean and why does it matter as an educator? We'll dive deep into how cybersecurity... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 320BC
  • Session Number: C272
For decades, our education system has leaned primarily on literacy as a means of preparing every child to succeed in the current job climate. But children today need to learn... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 230A
  • Session Number: C285
There is a lot of interest and fervor about converting to personalized learning in schools, districts, and classrooms, but there is a ton of confusion about how to do it,... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: NORTH 330A
  • Session Number: C294
Voice User Interface (VUI) is a fast-growing market at a reasonable price point. What are we looking to use these tools in the classroom? What would streamline education? What do... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • STEM/STEAM

Wednesday, January 30, 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM

  • Room: Booth 2103
  • Session Number: SB23
Maximizing the potential of student workers. The Directors of Educational Technology for Webster CSD, will share how a success development of a student worker program has increased efficiency, built capacity, and opened learning opportunities for students that didn't exist before. The student worker program also known as Webster Technical Internship... Read More
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  • Skill Builders Session (20 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership

Wednesday, January 30, 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 330B
  • Session Number: $W270
With an energized focus on empowering the voices of educators through connection and shared experience, the participatory learning movement has brought personalization to the forefront of professional development in education. Join for this interactive design session as we place teachers at the center of their own professional practice and position... Read More
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  • Workshop (2 hours)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development

Wednesday, January 30, 2:00 PM - 2:40 PM

  • Room: NORTH 220G
  • Session Number: C024
With technology rewiring our brains, learn strategies to combat stress and be present to build a sense of belonging to ourselves, our learners, and our schools. In an overly connected... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: C297
Students today expect rigorous personalized learning experiences, yet the systems and structures we have in our schools were not designed to support the personalization of learning. Spring Branch ISD has... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: C298
Our country spends billions of dollars on educational technology. How do you know that the money you are spending is actually having an impact on learning and achievement? Most school... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: C299
In today's educational environment making decisions on the right instructional technology tools for the classroom can be tricky. McMinn County and Lenoir City Schools will show in this session how... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 310GH + Corridor
  • Session Number: C304
Phil Stubbs will share how teachers around the world are adopting simple strategies to meet the challenge of engaging students more deeply in their learning. Participants will engage in a... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220D
  • Session Number: C317
As librarians and teachers, we cultivate amazing places in our libraries and classrooms for making through makerspaces and opportunities using technology. Have you thought about how literacy, such as picture... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • English/Language Arts/Reading (including ESL)
  • Room: NORTH 220G
  • Session Number: C320
What if students could partner with local hospitals in their life-saving work by using 3D Printing? When classrooms collaborate with the medical community on projects, students are challenged to tackle... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 329
  • Session Number: C330
Join this lively discussion on the important role pilots (testing out new ideas) play in determining technology decisions for schools and districts. Come ready to share and learn from others'... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership

Wednesday, January 30, 3:00 PM - 3:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: C334
What does an 'empowered student' look like in today's school? Join this conversation to explore where we can take learning today and the role students can play if we think... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: C335
Giving teachers choice in their learning with applied relevance to their individual classrooms is truly the ideal way to spread personalized learning across a district. Micro-credentialing is uniquely suited to... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Professional Development
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: C336
The session will walk attendees through Liberty Elementary School's award-winning model of integrating STEM and project-based learning. We will discuss long-term planning, school culture, professional development, community and business partnerships,... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 310GH + Corridor
  • Session Number: C341
The ed tech environment is evolving rapidly and new products are coming to market at unprecedented rates. What does this mean for ed tech management in your school/district? Does searching... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 319
  • Session Number: C344
Design thinking is a powerful framework that, when used, can help students create real impact in the world. In this session, participants will learn about how design thinking and technology... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • High grades (9-12)
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 320BC
  • Session Number: C346
Technology -- in close partnership with educators -- should be leveraged to make possible new opportunities for learning that also improve achievement. By analyzing specific student data, AI and IA... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 220D
  • Session Number: C354
Colleges and businesses are beginning to assess our students like banks evaluate borrowers, using a Digital Citizenship Credit Score to better understand potential risks. While some students have seen their... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: NORTH 220F
  • Session Number: C356
No two makerspaces look, feel, or operate the same way, because they are designed for the students they serve. When planning, designing, and implementing a makerspace, it is important to... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 320H
  • Session Number: C365
In 21st Century classrooms and many 1:1 learning environments, most aspects of teaching and learning have been re-imagined and transformed to meet the demand for globally competitive students. Coaching in... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership

Wednesday, January 30, 3:15 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room: Booth 2149
  • Session Number: STEM19
Join this interactive session to learn how the journey of two STEM magnet schools is fueled by the possibilities for changing life trajectories for their Title I student population. See how students are engaged in "Next-Level-PBL" as teachers use real-world problems to create a felt need for learning and application... Read More
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Track(s)
  • STEM Theater Presentation (30 minutes)
  • Middle (grades 6-8)
  • STEM/STEAM

Wednesday, January 30, 4:00 PM - 4:40 PM

  • Room: SOUTH 220A
  • Session Number: C371
What is necessary in a district to really grow together into a climate and culture of innovation and support of divergent thinking? That is the million-dollar question. In this keynote,... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 220B
  • Session Number: C372
Teachers across the world are excited about STEM Education, but what they need most to get started with STEM in their classroom is supportive administrators. Come learn how one school... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: SOUTH 220C
  • Session Number: C373
Many school systems have added STEAM in transforming their learning culture. We took a little different look at it and have chosen to brand it with learning verbs rather than... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310A
  • Session Number: C374
Technology is an essential and ubiquitous element in today’s schools and classrooms, and districts may have hundreds, if not thousands, of different tools under license and in use. In this... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 310EF
  • Session Number: C377
Have you ever considered taking a personalized approach to teacher evaluation in order to empower, inspire, and challenge your teaching staff? Learn how one innovative NJ school district has transformed... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Leadership
  • Room: SOUTH 312
  • Session Number: C380
Ten years ago none of the following were a part of our language. Now they are common terms that our kids are very familiar with: Cyberbullying - Social Media -... Read More
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  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • PK-12
  • Integrated/Cross Curriculum
  • Room: SOUTH 321
  • Session Number: C386
All information management professionals should consider the use of blockchain as a new and exciting arrow in their quiver, as it relates to the provenance and tracking of a digitized... Read More
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Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • District/State/Federal
  • STEM/STEAM
  • Room: NORTH 220E
  • Session Number: C392
During this session, we not only share best practices in STEAM-based curriculum and instruction, but we will also show how STEAM is not a few activities or one class, it... Read More
Speaker(s)
Track(s)
  • Concurrent Session (40 or 60 minutes)
  • Elementary (grades PK-5)
  • STEM/STEAM

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