|Faculty||Session Title||Session Description|
|Tim Haston||Edmodo, Forms, Drive, Blogger mashup|
|Will Kimbley|| Flip it Where?||So you want to Flip (or Blend) your classroom? Have you thought about how students will access your resources? The Flipped and Blended classroom allows more time to get students to do the work of Common Core. Come build a website to host all your resources and get students working instead of you talking.|
Please bring a laptop or a chromebook to this session
|John Miller||Minecraft||We are going to PLAY Minecraft and discover how it can be used to energize the Common Core classroom. Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world. Learn how to leverage the education version to design and develop a unique, and customizable world where students take collaboration and problem solving to another level. Sorry, not for Chromebooks or tablets.|
|Lisa Nowakowski||Outside The Bubble||Deeper understanding, it’s what we’ve been asking for. So let’s take advantage of it, and think outside of the bubble - the testing bubbles. Using Apps like Socrative are useful to get a pulse on your class or to use as an exit ticket, but we need to think BIG when it comes to assessments. Projects and Web Tools provide the perfect opportunity for teachers to incorporate alternative assessments in their classrooms. Simple videos from flip cams and iPods are a great beginning. Or take it up a notch with creations using We Video, Voki, Go Animate! or Animoto. Beginner to Advanced|
Please bring a laptop for this session
|Sam Patterson||STEMBOT 3000|| using Lego and other robots as STEM learning platforms. This session will explore 2 different approaches to robots and STEM Learning. Participants will design a robot supported lesson.|
|Jen Roberts||Curriculum Collaboration for CCSS Success|
|Matthew Schwartz||Student Portfolios with Google Sites*||It’s easy to create digital student portfolios using Google Sites. Give students an opportunity to showcase efforts that can be hidden in a letter grade. Take advantage of this cloud-based platform to open the door to dynamic lesson objectives, easily incorporate multimedia, and collect student work paperlessly. Useful in meeting Common Core Standards, teaching student technology skills, and communicating student progress to parents. |
|Susan Stewart||The Blended Elementary Classroom|
Ever wonder where to begin with Blended Learning? We'll take a look at some of the ideology of blended learning and see some examples of blended elementary lessons and activities using a blended learning approach.
Plus, we will explore tools for having a paper-light or paperless K-5 Classroom. Resources discussed will include Scootpad.com, Reading Rewards.com, Class Dojo, and classroom websites to organize it all!
Start your new school year with a collection of digital resources ready to go!
Beginning to intermediate users with any device.
|Adina Sullivan||Make Their Brains Hurt (In a Good Way): Inquiry-Based Learning for Deeper Understanding||Inquiry-based learning helps students gain a deeper understanding of content and also builds self-directed learners. This process matches well with the inclusion of performance assessment in Common Core. We’ll look at the components of this strategy and transform standard lessons into inquiry-based lessons using online tech tools.|
|Kristen Berg||Challenge Based Learning-Taking Action with |
|Empower students to take action regarding social issues. Use Google to explore curiosities, expand student thinking and examine possible solutions. Students research, create an action plan, and then publish their findings/ideas to a greater audience.|