MC2014 Sessions


 Room 210    Room 223  Room 310  Room 200  Room 323
Friday 4/11
4:-00-7:00

   iPad Workshop    
 Saturday 4/12      
 9:00-9:50
 Blended Learning in Social Studies Apps for Education  Science Simulations and Scenarios for Success  Student Created Content in Numeracy
 10:00-10:50  Becoming Assessment Ready  GIS and the Cloud – Intro to ArcGIS Online  Online Tools that Sparkle Creativity  Using Web 2.0 technologies to support student engagement  QR Codes
 1100:-11:50  Explore xpLorNM  FNTPST in the Net Generation: Exploring the stereotypical prophecy of technological incompetence via cyber-feminism  Curating Content for 21st Century Learning  From Personal to Professional: The Power of PLNs and PLEs  Geospatial Education Opportunities with the New Mexico Geographic Alliance
 LUNCH
       
 12:30-1:20  Creating Engagement with Technology!  Student Career Internships with Employers Supported through Blended Learning  Adventures in Learning Design and Technology  Wikisite and Audioboo Creating an Effective Blended Environment (Emphasis on Health Education)
 1:30-2:20  Online Learning and the New Evaluation XX  Volunteered Geographic Data and Citizen Science: Empowering New Mexico Students  Blending Your Instruction-Using Open Educational Resources for Teaching and Learning  Leveling the Playing Field with Universal Design and 21st Century Digital Tools  TEDX Youth Day
 2:30-3:20  Content Area Literacy-Resources Beyond the Textbook  Using KeyTrain® for Better Student Performance on ACT WorkKeys®, & Other Assessments (SBA, etc.)  Be An iPad Movie Star  Checking for Understanding through online surveys and polls Volunteered Geographic Data and Citizen Science: Empowering New Mexico Students

Session Descriptions

Adventures in Learning Design and Technology Julia Parra

50 minute presentation Deluged by ever changing emerging and innovative technologies, it is time to pause, survey this exciting landscape and share innovative learning opportunities that are engaging and represent what is currently known and available.

In this presentation, participants will discuss technology trends and their influence on learning theory and learning design. They will have the opportunity to view progress on the creation of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) learning environment wherein  innovative course design models are modeled. Innovative course design models include:
->Online models including MOOCs;
->Blended/Hybrid models including HyFlex (Hybrid and Flexible);
->Online/Blended Collaboration models including Phases, Scaffolds, and Technology for ->Collaboration (PSTC) Model;
->Game-Based Learning models including the Multiplayer Classroom; and
->Critical Pedagogy models including Co-Design for Democratic Classrooms.
Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Administration/Leadership, IT, Higher Education
Apps for Education Kerry Forsythe     50 minute presentation The mobility and diverse utility of the iPad brings about new paradigms for learning and teaching.  This session will explore how the iPad can be used across the curriculum to develop the 21st century four C skills - critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. We will look at apps to increase productivity, curate resources, create media, and increase interaction.  Bring your iPad for an interactive experience. Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers
Be An iPad Movie Star Kerry Forsythe     50 minute presentation Digital storytelling can help you meet learning objectives while providing a hands-on technology experience for students. In this workshop, you will learn how to leverage your iPad for digital storytelling and more. Students and teachers can create powerful video products in minutes! Tap, swipe and drag to make some classroom magic. To join in the fun, bring your iPad! Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers
Becoming Assessment Ready Tom Ryan     50 minute presentation The common core online assessment is scheduled for the spring of 2015 (in about 9 months).  Here what schools districts are doing to best prepare their teachers and students for success.  The presentation will review the result of a Becoming Assessment Ready white paper sponsored by CoSN which includes:
3 case studies (a larger urban district, a mid sized district, and a small rural school district).
A national survey of Frequently Asked Questions with responses from PARCC officials
A description of recommendations and a readiness check list.
Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Administration/Leadership, IT
Blended Learning in Social Studies Juan Armijo David Morales 50 minute presentation Over the past two years we have implemented blended distance learning courses in 12th Grade Principles of Democracy and 9th Grade New Mexico History in order for students to meet the graduation requirement (either distance learning, AP, Dual Credit or Honors).  We have experienced many "ups'" and "downs" working what we consider to be an excellent program providing students with the tools to be successful online/distance learning students. High School Teachers
Blending Your Instruction-Using Open Educational Resources for Teaching and Learning Sandra Johnson Susan Bussmann 50 minute presentation Open Educational Resources (OER) are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for educational, assessment, and research purposes. This presentation will share open educational resources for classroom teachers that that can be used in a blended format for teaching and learning. Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers
Checking for Understanding through online surveys and polls Brian Marshall     50 minute presentation The objectives is to demonstrate to teachers and instructional coaches the value in online surveys and polls which give nearly instantaneous results. They are simple to use and make it easy to generate data and accountability for the staff developer or classroom teacher. Different samples will be shown demonstrating how they have been used during the Deming Public Schools New Teacher Induction Workshops. Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Instructional Coaches/Specialists/etc.
Creating an Effective Blended Environment (Emphasis on Health Education) Amy Ewing     50 minute presentation Are you new to the blended online environment?  Not sure how to make blended work in your classroom?  Teaching blended does not mean you have to give up the learning activities you have loved for years.  In this workshop, we will use sample activities to show that what you already do CAN be used in a blended environment.  While there will be an emphasis on health education, the ideas you get in this workshop can be tailored to any blended subject you might teach. High School Teachers
Creating Engagement with Technology! Angela Frausto     50 minute presentation To describe the ways I have researched and utilized technology in my classroom in teaching 8th Grade Science, STEM, and Technology. To present various digital tools like schoology.com, Google Docs, explorelearning.com, prezi.com, and story bird.com showing how they can be utilized in the classroom. Describe new and innovative ways to engage students using these tools. All of these tools I use on a daily basis and want to share with my colleagues. Visit my Master's Research site at angelafrausto.wordpress.com to see more of what I would like to share. Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers
Curating Content for 21st Century Learning Susie Bussmann Sandy Johnson 50 minute presentation The ever increasing tsunami of digital resources require educators and students be skilled curators of all types of content. Useful tools like Learn.ist, Diigo, Scoop.It, and Twitter combined with skills such as social bookmarking, following, tagging, and sharing, empower users to filter, organize, manage, and curate content. Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Administration/Leadership, IT
Explore xpLorNM Tracie Lenihan Amy Jaramillo 50 minute presentation This presentation will focus on how to use xpLorNM, a free content repository offered through IDEAL-NM, to access digital learning objects for use in the classroom. Participants will explore existing content, learn to create and version learning materials in order to publish and share resources throughout the state.  xpLorNM is a powerful tool that allows teachers to integrate 21st century teaching and learning skills through the use of digital learning objects. Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Administration/Leadership
FNTPST IN THE NET GENERATION: EXPLORING THE STEREOTYPICAL PROPHECY OF TECHNOLOGICAL INCOMPETENCE VIA CYBER-FEMINISM Yolonda Pawielski     50 minute presentation In particular, FNTPST realities needs to be considered for learning technology because research shows that FNT are increasingly present in higher education—and a majority of FNT students are pursuing careers in education (Forlin, 2011). These FNT students are returning to higher education often because of changes in lived experiences—career change, divorce, children, improve earning potential. Through analysis of their lived experiences, such as – identities, family, employment their realities can be acknowledged. Administration/Leadership, Higher Eduaction
From Personal to Professional: The Power of PLNs and PLEs Samuel Stichter     50 minute presentation Come experience the POWER of PLNs and PLCs! Every educator utilizes a Personal Learning Network (PLN) and a Personal Learning Environment (PLE) in some manner. This presentation will help educators organize their PLNs and PLCs into a professional, usable entity (document, wiki, website, etc.) that can vastly improve their way of teaching students and collaborating with other educators. Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Administration/Leadership, IT
Geospatial Education Opportunities with the New Mexico Geographic Alliance Michael DeMers Raymond Carr 50 minute presentation The New Mexico Geographic Alliance is part of a national network of 54 alliances across the nation whose mission is to support and promote K-12 geographic education.  Our alliance has a focus on advancing geospatial skills through Geographic Information Science and Technology education including delivery of online materials, K-12 faculty development, outreach, and after school programs.  The alliance is currently going through a process of strategic planning in which we will determine how best to serve the needs of the students and faculty of New Mexico.  Please join us for a discussion of how you might take part in the process and help mold the organization. Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Administration/Leadership, IT, museum, park, 4H, FFA, Scouts, and other after school programs
GIS and the Cloud – Intro to ArcGIS Online Raymond Carr     50 minute presentation ArcGIS Online includes ready-to-use basemaps, demographic maps, imagery, and map layers. These are a great foundation for personal projects and are created with authoritative content from commercial data providers and contributions from GIS user communities from around the world.  ArcGIS Online includes a living atlas of the world, with beautiful and authoritative maps on hundreds of topics. Explore basemaps, imagery, and other interesting maps about people and businesses, soils and climate, plant and animal ranges, and more.  You can add data to your maps with just a few clicks, and highlight important information using pop-up windows, charts, or infographics. You can host your data in Esri’s secure cloud or on your own server to make it easy to share, or keep your data private. Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, all
Leveling the Playing Field with Universal Design and 21st Century Digital Tools Bryan McCuller, Ph.D Lisa McCuller, Ed.S. 50 minute presentation This session will explore the use of apps to facilitate universal design for learning (UDL).

 "UDL provides a blueprint for creating instructional goals, methods, materials, and assessments that work for everyone--not a single, one-size-fits-all solution but rather flexible approaches that can be customized and adjusted for individual needs" (CAST, 2014). 

The first portion of the session will discuss the concept of UDL  but more time and emphasis will be  placed on readily available tools and apps out there that are FREE and easy to use for teachers at all grade levels.   

Though not required, if teachers wish to follow along, it is recommended that they BYOD whether it is Windows or Apple or Android--- we will explore all tools!
Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Administration/Leadership, IT
New Mexico Geographic Alliance Shares the Best of National Geographic and More! Julia Parra Michael DeMers Poster Session NMGA Coordinators spent a week in DC with the National Geographic's Network of Alliances. We want to share what we learned about digital and technology-based teacher resources from National Geographic and the Library of Congress. Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Professional Development and Preservice Teachers
Online Learning and the New Evaluation Maria T. (Tess) Sanchez Dane Weiler 50 minute presentation This work shop will help teachers and administrators how to bridge the new evaluation system and the online learning environment using Domains 1-4 and the 9 competecies. High School Teachers, Administration/Leadership
Online Tools that Sparkle Creativity Armando Altamirano     50 minute presentation I will present different Online tools that can help students connect to their Creative Side. Tools that incite different ways of thinking as to challenge students to come up with alternative conceptions about their own knowledge. Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, College
Projects for the 21st Century Classroom Mark Viner     Poster Session Three projects will showcase innovative and creative teaching and learning models for the 21st Century.  In these projects, students were required to work in groups in order to create a ‘real-world’ project/artifact (a DVD). The projects were aligned to Curriculum Standards through backwards design.

Project 1: To Save Our Stories:
Sixth grade students interviewed World War II Veterans in order to save their stories for prosperity. Working with the Library of Congress students interviewed and recorded stories from World War II veterans.

Project 2, Stolen Youth, Child Labor, Past and Present:
Middle school students worked in teams to create an artifact based on real-life problems pertaining to Child Labor around the world.

Project 3, Bonaventure House:
Seventh and Eighth grade students worked together on a service-based learning project pertaining to their local community, the Homeless and HIV/AIDS.
Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Administration/Leadership
QR Codes Susana Venegas     50 minute presentation QR codes are a useful and fun tool for a variety of educational purposes in and out of the classroom. QR codes can be integrated into a variety of learning activities.
Goals of the presentation are:
- Explore the different ways to use QR codes
- Provide a list of ideas to integrate them in a face-to-face and  online course.
- How to create and scan a QR code
Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers
Science Simulations and Scenarios for Success Toni Hull     50 minute presentation There are so many different digital simulation and scenario resources available on the web that can be used to teach science concepts through a Problem Based Learning format. Many of the simulations and scenarios are free and can not only be used to teach science content but also equip science teachers to reinforce and strengthen the CCSS literacy standards pertaining to reading, writing, listening and speaking. In this interactive session, science teachers will be introduced to some of the free digital resources available and will be given tips and guidance on how to integrate digital simulations and scenarios into their existing lessons as well as build new lessons around them which are rigorous, relevant and motivating for student success in science. Sample activities will be provided. Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Instructional support
Student Career Internships with Employers Supported through Blended Learning Brian Ormand Brenda Figuero 50 minute presentation Come learn how a combination of f2f instruction and online tools are used to support and assess students in a career/job placement program serving hundreds of students.  Some of the technologies used include Blackboard LMS, KeyTrain® Online Prep for WorkKeys®, Survey Monkey, DropBox, Mass Email-To-Text.  These technologies are blended with the use of f2f instruction, one-on-one student advisement, surprise jobsite visits, employer/mentor evaluations, periodic f2f trainings, and dual credit (both web and f2f). High School Teachers, Administration/Leadership, IT, CTE Instructors
Student Created Content in Numeracy Amber Romero     50 minute presentation The objectives covered in this presentation include:

* Analyze best practices used for creating student conducted, created, and conceived content.

* Examine uses of various technologies to empower students in Numeracy.

* Showcase examples of exemplary local student work which are connected to Common Core State Standards.

* Explore various applications and programs such as Explain Everything and iBook Author to synthesize student created content.
Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Administration/Leadership
TEDxYouthDay Jill Brown     50 minute presentation  

TEDxYouthDay is a series of events all around the world that coincide with Universal Children’s Day in late November. These events are designed to empower and inspire young people. TEDxYouthDay events present a combination of live speakers and pre-recorded TEDTalks to audiences around the world. These events vary widely in size, format, and theme, but they share a common vision: inspiring curiosity, igniting new ideas, and empowering young leaders. Find out how to host one in your community!

Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Administration/Leadership, IT
Using KeyTrain® for Better Student Performance on ACT WorkKeys®, & Other Assessments (SBA, etc.) Brian Ormand     50 minute presentation KeyTrain® is online curriculum that prepares students for Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, Locating Information and other WorkKeys® proctored assessments.  This presentation provides an overview of the WorkKeys® assessments, how they measure “Work Readiness”, and how KeyTrain® helps students “Skill-Up” for these assessments.  Strategies for administrating KeyTrain® and WorkKeys® will be presented. Research data will be presented which indicates that students using KeyTrain perform better on other assessments such as the SBA (than a control group). High School Teachers, Administration/Leadership, IT, CTE Instructors
Using Web 2.0 technologies to support student engagement Mariam Abdelmalak     50 minute presentation This presentation will relate practitioner experiences of using Web 2.0 technologies to promote student engagement in a graduate online education course. A review of the characteristics of Web 2.0 technologies and suitable models of learning will be presented. This will be followed by an overview of an action research experiment to integrate Web 2.0 technologies into an existing teaching format. The presentation will be ended by presenting a series of reflections on the suitability of educational incentives and course content design and offers some pedagogical insights for other Higher Education educators who are thinking of using Web 2.0 technologies as part of their teaching. IT, Higher education educators
Volunteered Geographic Data and Citizen Science: Empowering New Mexico Students Michael DeMers Michael DeMers 50 minute presentation Geographic Information Systems provide a unique opportunity to not only educate New Mexico's students but to actively engage them in the science itself.  This presentation illustrates a variety of national efforts in which students in New Mexico can partake and suggests ways to develop state and regional efforts can be developed with the assistance of the New Mexico Geographic Alliance.  Beyond providing an opportunity for learning critical geospatial skills, these programs can empower students at an early age, leading to better informed and better enabled citizens. Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers
Wikisite and Audioboo Christine Thompson     50 minute presentation In this session you will learn the steps to create a wiki site. This type of site could be used in a blended classroom. It could also be valuable as a site to inform parents about classroom news. You will also learn about a site you can use to allow students to podcast, then create a QR code of their podcast. This site is audioboo, and it is free!  Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers
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