January 28, 2019 Innovation Institute II

Session Descriptions

MORNING SESSIONS (9:00-11:30)

ROOM 200

BLENDED LEARNING INSTITUTE (FULL DAY)

Pre-Registration Required with Principals Approval

Register here.

You are requested to complete this form because you registered for the upcoming Blended Learning Institute with D2L workshop. Participants will learn how to implement blended learning using the tools provided in the iLearnNYC learning environment (D2L) and be provided with a full digital course to use with their students.

This workshop is recommended for middle school or high school level classroom teachers and school leaders only.

Upon completion of this workshop participants will receive a limited number of licenses to be used with students.

Please complete the following questions. Also, visit the following page to review the available course selections-- https://sites.google.com/lifegrantnyc.com/ilearnnycdoe/guidance/course-catalogue

- be sure you are on the iLearnNYC Standard Package tab with FLVS listings.

Bring a fully charged laptop AND a lesson plan to the workshop.

Natalie Cosby and Arlene Francis-Scarder

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ROOM 202

APEX LEARNING FOR NEW USERS

During this session, participants will be able to receive an introduction to the Apex Learning digital curriculum, pathways, and course catalog. They will also experience the digital curriculum from the perspective of both a student and teacher and discover teacher tools in the digital curriculum, grade book, reports, and the outline manager. Teachers will discuss best practices for classroom management, student orientation, and monitoring student progress and be introduced to the New Generation look for courses and the new Middle School courses.

Celia Smith

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ROOM 204

PERSONALIZED LEARNING WITH KHAN ACADEMY, Level 1

Using Khan Academy to help differentiate work for your students! Khan Academy is an educational website that aims to let anyone “learn almost anything—for free.”

Come learn about all that Khan Academy has to offer inside your math classroom. Watch as students learn at their own pace, master skills that are challenging and appropriate through missions and engage in videos to learn and review. See how to get your entire class online, monitor student progress, and now Khan Academy is easily accessible as an app in Clever!

After learning the ins and outs of Khan Academy, we will spend time setting you up so you can start using Khan Academy when you get back to class.

Rahul Patel

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ROOM 211

GOOGLE CLASSROOM: MAXIMIZING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT.

Participants will learn how to create interactive assignments in google classroom that maximize student engagement while promoting discussions.

Must have a clear understanding of Google Drive in order to attend this workshop. This workshop is NOT for beginners. Bring your laptop.

Robert Sweeney

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ROOM 213

BLENDING FUEL EDUCATION’S WORLD LANGUAGES IN YOUR FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

This presentation will guide you through one unit of your selected Fuel Education Middlebury Interactive Languages Course Competency and provide information on course structure as well as offering setup, best practices and teaching strategies in a blended classroom.

Stephanie Ramos and Heath Brown

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ROOM 219

PRECISION AND CHOICE: STRENGTHENING STUDENT WRITING WITH QUILL

Quill.org is a free online grammar instruction tool that helps students in grades 3-12 become strong writers. Our activities focus mainly on teaching grammar concepts through the research-backed method of sentence combining. In this session, facilitators will introduce participants to the Quill writing tools, starting with our diagnostic and independent practice activities and working through our collaborative class lessons. From there, we will discuss implementing Quill in the classroom. Finally, we will explore Quill’s extensive reporting features. By the end of the sessions, teachers will have hands-on experience using Quill as well as ideas for effective classroom implementation.

Maddy Maher and Alysia Belle

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ROOM 221

IBM TEACHER ADVISOR WITH WATSON

Teacher Advisor with Watson from IBM & Unbound is a 100% free, web based tool that can help save (K-8) elementary and middle school MATH teachers valuable time in planning effective, aligned lessons. Go to www.teacheradvisor.org to create a free account before attending the hands-on workshop.

Hari Raghavan

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ROOM 223

CAREER READINESS WITH EVERFI

From financial literacy to health & wellness to STEM careers, EVERFI courses help tackle the career and college preparedness issues facing students today. Participants in this session will learn how to integrate EVERFI's blended learning courses in their classrooms. All participants will leave with classroom-ready curriculum materials, standards-alignment documents, and ongoing implementation support - all 100% free of charge to schools across the DOE.

Nicky Christianson and Meghan Gallagher

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ROOM 224

LESSON DESIGN WITH ONE NOTE

Additional Registration Required for this workshop. Limited seating. Register here.

Become part of the Microsoft Educator Network Use Microsoft tools with OneNote to create digital lessons Enhance the quality of existing lessons using built-in features of OneNote Utilize Digital Inking techniques to develop quality lessons and engaging materials Acquire a new skill set utilizing the Collaboration Space, Content Library and Personal Notebooks to build lessons and differentiate instruction digitally.

Makayla Mota

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ROOM 226

EMPOWER EVERY LEARNER AND ORGANIZATION TO ACHIEVE MORE! EXPLORE OFFICE 365 EXPERIENCE

Additional Registration Required for this workshop. Limited seating.

Register here.

An immersion experience is a facilitated hands-on session to “Experience the Possible” by test-driving Microsoft devices and solutions through simulated, everyday education scenarios. Separate simulated environments are available for higher education and K-12.

• Get Engaged in the Classroom: Design engaging lesson plans and effectively connect with students, teachers and administrators.

• Collaborate: Learn about collaborative and social features that facilitate communication, including the ability to follow people and hashtags. Experience sharing and coauthoring abilities that make collaboration easier than ever.

• Stay Productive: Discover how students and faculty can remain productive and extend collaboration and learning outside the classroom.

Josh Kaplan

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ROOM 233

WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

As the use of school-provided technology grows, our students are more vulnerable than ever. Kids often express their thoughts and feelings more freely online, especially through email, chat, and personal documents.

In this session, you will learn about some of the ways students are using online communication and collaboration tools to share questionable content, such as suicidal thoughts, depression, substance abuse, cyberbullying, unhealthy relationships, and other credible threats.

With a focus on awareness and prevention, participants will analyze real-world examples of students in distress and will discuss how early notification of potential warning signs can help prevent dangerous situations for students.

Tim Hodkinson

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ROOM 253

INTRO TO GOOGLE DRIVE

This session is designed for users who are NEW to using Google Drive. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets, Forms and Slides that permit collaborative editing and sharing. Learn how to use these tools that can effectively be used in transforming your classroom.

Kelly Henning

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ROOM 257

USING OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER) IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Participants will explore open educational resources (OER) to utilize for teaching, learning, or research. Identify and explore digital textbooks, course readings for blended learning courses as well as assessment tools.

Vasilia Lambrides

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ROOM 267

TECHNOLOGY INFUSED FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

Pre-Registration Required. Register here.

Data collected from formative assessment is like the satellite signals that your GPS continually emit to gauge your progress. Based on the assessment, your GPS may recommend a detour or new path. Formative assessments provide the teacher with the data needed to make instructional decisions.

Donyale Carter

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ROOM 271

DESIGNING EQUITABLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

Providing all students with access and opportunity is key to maximizing potential. By designing equitable classroom environments you can influence issues of equity beyond the classroom. After establishing a working definition of equity in the classroom, participants explore and brainstorm problems focused on instructional equity and develop resources and structures you can use immediately in the classroom. Participants will create an equitable learning environment that accepts and appreciates all cultural differences by designing learning activities to match cognitive levels, learning styles, and culture. What would that look like?

Emily Henderson

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ROOM 273

LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY FOR INDIVIDUAL LEARNING PATHS FOR ELLs AND SPECIAL EDUCATION

Pre-Registration required. Register here.

Meeting the needs of all students in the classroom can be challenging for a teacher; however, technology provides powerful opportunities for differentiating instruction. Participants will explore the difference between “learning” and “practice” activities and how to provide students with a variety of learning activities, depending on their mastery level and learning style. This workshop will be designed for participants to explore how to more effectively support all learners including, English Language Learners and Special Education students.

Mina Harris

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ROOM 280

EDTECH TOOLS FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSROOM

Technology in the classroom can support students in becoming independent thinkers. In this session you will learn how to use multiple EdTech tools to differentiate instruction for learners. Learn multiple ways of assessing students, plan stations and revising instruction for your classroom. Participants will leave this session with information on new EdTech tools, how to increase math discussion and information on creating station activities in increase ownership.

Christina Dessources

LUNCH: 11:30-12:30 Local Eateries

AFTERNOON SESSIONS (12:30-3:00)

ROOM 202

APEX LEARNING FOR SITE COORDINATORS AND POWER USERS

During this session participants will be able to discuss best practices for classroom management, student motivation, and monitoring student progress as well as discuss best practices for closing out the school year as a Site Coordinator and teacher. Participants will also be able to manage enrollments in Apex and the Admin Console and also review the most useful reports for account management. Attendees will also be introduced to the New Generation look for courses and the new Middle School courses.

Celia Smith

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ROOM 204

PERSONALIZED LEARNING WITH KHAN ACADEMY, Level 1

Using Khan Academy to help differentiate work for your students! Khan Academy is an educational website that aims to let anyone “learn almost anything—for free.”

Come learn about all that Khan Academy has to offer inside your math classroom. Watch as students learn at their own pace, master skills that are challenging and appropriate through missions and engage in videos to learn and review. See how to get your entire class online, monitor student progress, and now Khan Academy is easily accessible as an app in Clever!

After learning the ins and outs of Khan Academy, we will spend time setting you up so you can start using Khan Academy when you get back to class.

Rahul Patel

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ROOM 211

GOOGLE CLASSROOM: MAXIMIZING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT.

Participants will learn how to create interactive assignments in google classroom that maximize student engagement while promoting discussions.

Must have a clear understanding of Google Drive in order to attend this workshop. This workshop is NOT for beginners. Bring your laptop.

Robert Sweeney

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ROOM 213

BLENDING FUEL EDUCATION’S WORLD LANGUAGES IN YOUR FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM

This presentation will guide you through one unit of your selected Fuel Education Middlebury Interactive Languages Course Competency and provide information on course structure as well as offering setup, best practices and teaching strategies in a blended classroom.

Stephanie Ramos and Heath Brown

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ROOM 219

PRECISION AND CHOICE: STRENGTHENING STUDENT WRITING WITH QUILL

Quill.org is a free online grammar instruction tool that helps students in grades 3-12 become strong writers. Our activities focus mainly on teaching grammar concepts through the research-backed method of sentence combining. In this session, facilitators will introduce participants to the Quill writing tools, starting with our diagnostic and independent practice activities and working through our collaborative class lessons. From there, we will discuss implementing Quill in the classroom. Finally, we will explore Quill’s extensive reporting features. By the end of the sessions, teachers will have hands-on experience using Quill as well as ideas for effective classroom implementation.

Maddy Maher and Alysia Belle

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ROOM 223

CAREER READINESS WITH EVERFI

From financial literacy to health & wellness to STEM careers, EVERFI courses help tackle the career and college preparedness issues facing students today. Participants in this session will learn how to integrate EVERFI's blended learning courses in their classrooms. All participants will leave with classroom-ready curriculum materials, standards-alignment documents, and ongoing implementation support - all 100% free of charge to schools across the DOE.

Nicky Christianson and Meghan Gallagher

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ROOM 224

ENHANCING ASSESSMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Additional Registration. Register here.

In this course, participants will learn how various tools can assist teachers in gathering information about their students. Forms, PowerPoint Recorder, Stream and the Photos app can be used to help teachers create and use effective assessments.

Makayla Mota

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ROOM 226

EMPOWER EVERY LEARNER AND ORGANIZATION TO ACHIEVE MORE! EXPLORE OFFICE 365 EXPERIENCE

Additional Registration Required for this workshop. Limited seating.

Register here.

An immersion experience is a facilitated hands-on session to “Experience the Possible” by test-driving Microsoft devices and solutions through simulated, everyday education scenarios. Separate simulated environments are available for higher education and K-12.

• Get Engaged in the Classroom: Design engaging lesson plans and effectively connect with students, teachers and administrators.

• Collaborate: Learn about collaborative and social features that facilitate communication, including the ability to follow people and hashtags. Experience sharing and coauthoring abilities that make collaboration easier than ever.

• Stay Productive: Discover how students and faculty can remain productive and extend collaboration and learning outside the classroom.

Josh Kaplan

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ROOM 253

INTRO TO GOOGLE DRIVE

This session is designed for users who are NEW to using Google Drive. Google Drive encompasses Google Docs, Sheets, Forms and Slides that permit collaborative editing and sharing. Learn how to use these tools that can effectively be used in transforming your classroom.

Kelly Henning

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ROOM 257

USING FREE OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (OER) IN YOUR CLASSROOM

Participants will explore open educational resources (OER) to utilize for teaching, learning, or research. Identify and explore digital textbooks, course readings for blended learning courses as well as assessment tools.

Vasilia Lambrides

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ROOM 267

TECHNOLOGY INFUSED FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT

Pre-Registration Required. Register here.

Data collected from formative assessment is like the satellite signals that your GPS continually emit to gauge your progress. Based on the assessment, your GPS may recommend a detour or new path. Formative assessments provide the teacher with the data needed to make instructional decisions.

Donyale Carter

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ROOM 271

DESIGNING EQUITABLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

Providing all students with access and opportunity is key to maximizing potential. By designing equitable classroom environments you can influence issues of equity beyond the classroom. After establishing a working definition of equity in the classroom, participants explore and brainstorm problems focused on instructional equity and develop resources and structures you can use immediately in the classroom. Participants will create an equitable learning environment that accepts and appreciates all cultural differences by designing learning activities to match cognitive levels, learning styles, and culture.. What would that look like?

Emily Henderson

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ROOM 273

LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY FOR INDIVIDUAL LEARNING PATHS AND SPECIAL ED

Pre-Registration required. Register here.

Meeting the needs of all students in the classroom can be challenging for a teacher; however, technology provides powerful opportunities for differentiating instruction. Participants will explore the difference between “learning” and “practice” activities and how to use technology to provide both. Using the concept of “Zone of Proximal Development” as the target for instruction, participants will explore how to provide students with a variety of learning activities, depending on their mastery level and learning style. This workshop will be designed for participants to explore how to more effectively support all learners including, English Language Learners and Special Education students.

Mina Harris

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

ROOM 280

EDTECH TOOLS FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL CLASSROOM

Technology in the classroom can support students in becoming independent thinkers. In this session you will learn how to use multiple EdTech tools to differentiate instruction for learners. Learn multiple ways of assessing students, plan stations and revising instruction for your classroom. Participants will leave this session with information on new EdTech tools, how to increase math discussion and information on creating station activities in increase ownership.

Christina Dessources

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