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FRIDAY 
11/21/14

12:00
Keynote





Franciscan Room



Dr. Gary Shattuck





Director of Technology at Newton County School System




Re-imaging Education in the 21st Century:




Thinking Differently in Order to Make a Difference





12:00 Keynote 


Rooms

CHAPEL

FIREPLACE


CASA ESCENCIA

BALLROOM H

FRANCISCAN

1:15-2:05


Google Classroom

iPad Apps to Spice-Up Your Course Projects!


PARCC Readiness - Instructional Strategies Leveraging Technology

Free tools for Teachers and Staff

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2:15-3:05


Google Classroom: Part Two

QR Codes


Broadband Infrastructure Upgrades

Incorporating Ideas from The Maker Movement and Experiential Learning in STEM

    Using Edmodo for                 Common Core                         Assessment

3:15-4:05


Makerspaces: Changing the Face of Teaching Technology

Project Based Learning with 21st Century Tools


NM One-to-One Consortium

iPads in the Classroom: Perspectives from the Teacher & Tech

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4:00-6:00---- Vendor Hall Mixer












SATURDAY 11/22/14

8:00-8:45



Breakfast/food in Vendor Hall for Registered Participants






Rooms

CHAPEL

FIREPLACE

POTTERS

TURQUOISE

FRANCISCAN


9:00-10:30






Edcamp


10:45-11:35


Curating Content for the 21st Century

Resources that support effective technology integration for improved teaching and learning (from ISTE and NMSTE)

Online Video Editing: Revolutionize Your Classroom Video Projects!

Using Google Drive in the Classroom

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11:45-12:45 
BOX Lunch
Franciscan
 TOPIC THEMED WORKING LUNCH
         

1:00-1:50


Computing comes full circle, Thin Clients, a solution for testing environments

Technology Enhanced Learning and the CCSS-NM PED Module Project for Elementary Educators

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On My Honor ... 21st Century Digital Badging 

Shift the Paradigm


2:00-2:50            


WordPress beyond the Blog

Technology Enhanced Learning and the CCSS-NM PED Module Project for Secondary Educators  

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Open Education Resources (OER)

Use Twitter to Develop a Professional Learning Network                                                       


 3:00 Closing Franciscan Room     Closing 







      


SESSION DESCRIPTIONS
Session Name Description Presenter(s)
Broadband Infrastructure Upgrades Making sure each school and district has robust, reliable, affordable broadband connections is mission critical for our state. Learn how current efforts funded by the Legislature are designed to help schools reach the SETDA standards. Every district technology coordinator should attend this session, and participate in the related workgroups that will follow up on a regional basis. Ferdi Serim
Computing comes full circle, Thin Clients, a solution for testing environments Like it or not online testing is here to stay and becoming more important with each passing year. How can cash strapped districts afford to provide the required testing devices and then mange all of them? The answer for some may be thin clients. A thin client is a small device with limited computer power(and energy requirements, that connects to a server. The server is where all the computing takes place. Instead of managing a lab or twenty devices you can manage a single server. In this presentation we look at the entry level system from nComputing, then touch on other options for larger environments. Mark Carrara
Curating Content for the 21st Century 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.They’re all part of the ever evolving dimensions of 21st Century information fluency. Educators need to be able to research, evaluate, curate, and share resources both to support their students in meeting ISTE Standards for Students 3.Research and information fluency (Students apply digital to digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.) and to further their own professional development.  Susan Bussmann and Sandra Johnson
Using Edmodo for Common Core Assessment Edmodo has multiple ways to assess students including quizzes, polls and assignments. Edmodo's newest addition is Snapshot. This assessment tool will allow teachers to do formative assessments on any standard and then give the teacher multiple content recommendations based on how the students perform. This session will take teachers and administrators through the tools so they can effectively use these resources. Jan Mills
Free tools for Teachers and Staff Too often when there is a presentation on free tools the concentration is on tools for students and learning. In this presentation we will look at free tools that can be used by students, but are most appropriate for teachers and staff. These tools help you organize your life and make working with technology a breeze(or at least not so much of a pain). Some of the tools covered are Evernote, Last Pass and IFTTT.  Mark Carrara
Google Classroom Mandela International Magnet School is piloting the use of Google Classroom. Collaboratively led by students, the presentation will address the setup steps, pros / cons and student viewpoint on what is engaging about the use of Google Classroom. Participants will be given a login and access to a Google Class and will be able to experience a student and staff created Google Classroom first hand. Participants will receive model resources to adapt for their own Google Classrooms. This is part one of a two-part presentation.  Nevada Benton and Ella Bredthauer
Google Classroom: Part Two Create your own Google Classroom guided by Mandela International Magnet School students and staff members Nevada Benton & Ella Bredthauer. Step by step guidance will be provided on how to create your class, get your students enrolled and engaged in blended learning. Participants will be given the opportunity to create classes, assignments and learn additional tips such as how to create self- graded assignments through Google Forms. This is the second session of a two-part presentation.  Nevada Benton and Ella Bredthauer
Using Google Drive in the Classroom Presentation will provide an overview of some of the uses for Google Apps for Education tools, including specifics for utilizing Drive for sharing and collecting assignments with students, Docs for in-progress assessment and skill development, Forms and Spreadsheets with Flubaroo for quick, automatically graded assessment, and using Drive for collecting and sharing information among project groups, faculty groups, etc. Eamonn O'Brian



iPads in the Classroom: Perspectives from the Teacher & Tech Starting in Fall 2014, IT Classroom Technologies and the College of Fine Arts engaged in a pilot that continues until this day. Students in a Music Education class check out Apple iPads on a semester-long basis. Theses classes focus on general music education pedagogy and require pre-service music educators to plan and peer-teach activities to be used with school-aged children. The iPads are using in the classroom for note-taking, homework, peer teaching, and video recording. The iPads are setup with preinstalled apps and locked down with certain restrictions. Alongside the iPads, the classroom houses an AppleTV which allows for wireless projection through AirPlay. Over time, the classroom and technical side have had to adapt to suggesstions from the students and instructor. This presentation will review the roll out, use and change of this pilot over time.  Robin Giebelhausen
iPad Apps to Spice-Up Your Course Does your course need some new spice? In this session, participants will explore iPad apps that can quickly and easily enhance their course materials. We will look at apps related to content creation, instructor-student interaction, online community, productivity, and resource curation. Bring your iPad to get a little spicy. Kerry Forsythe and 
Susana Venegas
Incorporating Ideas from The Maker Movement and Experiential Learning in STEM The session shall look at how we can incorporate ideas from the Maker Movement and Experiential Learning as a means to make STEM more inviting for learners. Emphasis shall be on opportunities educators have in New Mexico to increase DIY opportunities to support student learning. It will also emphasize technologies being utilized to engage students in the process of "making". Participants will leave with resources to aid them in creating maker spaces in the classroom or school. Lisa Ehlers-McCuller



Makerspaces: Changing the Face of Teaching Technology Makerspaces are the "new" thing in education, and one librarian in Carlsbad took Makerspaces to a new level in her middle school. She will explain how she set up the Makerspace using various forms of technology and how she got student buy-in. She will also explain how she did it all for under $100.  Lorie Mitchell
NM One-to-One Consortium Project RED studied over 900 schools implementing One-to-One initiatives and identified Key Implementation Factors responsible for success. Intel recently sponsored a Leadership Summit facilitated by the One to One Institute, preparing NM school districts to develop research-based plans to help implement successful programs in New Mexico. This session provides a forum to continue progress and share effective strategies with other districts considering such programs. This session will be repeated in each time slot. Ferdi Serim
Online Video Editing: Revolutionize Your Classroom Video Projects! Do you use video production in your K-20 classroom? Would you like to? Join us for an in-depth exploration of new video production technology that allows students of all ages to become videographers in an effective low-cost online environment. Included are extensive student and teacher support materials, examples and how-to guides. Katrina Coker
On My Honor ... 21st Century Digital Badging  Attend this session and learn about the up and coming “hot topic” of digital badges. This session will explore what digital badges are; what purposes they can serve; the importance of creating a digital badge taxonomy, and more. We’ll also demonstrate how they are and can be used, especially in learning. Explore different open badging systems and see how easy it is to create free badges. Leave with resources to get started with digital badging. This promises to be a fun and interesting session. Plus, earn a digital badge, maybe your first, for attending!  Susan Bussmann, Ph.D. 
Open Education Resources (OER) This presentation will share open educational resources for instructors that can be used in online teaching and learning. Open Educational Resources are freely accessible, openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, assessment, and research purposes.  Sandra Johnson And Susan Bussmann, Ph.D.
PARCC Readiness - Instructional Strategies Leveraging Technology PARCC readiness means more than networks, devices and online assessments. Increased cognitive rigor demands instruction that reaches greater depth of knowledge. What uses of technology can support the instructional shifts required to prepare students for success? Ferdi Serim
Project Based Learning with 21st Century Tools Presentation will look at how to use 21st Century tools to teach in a project based environment. Tools examined will include research techniques in search engines, utilizing Drive as a collaborative tool, presentation methods such as slide-shows, movie-making, website building, blogs, etc. For the past 3 years, I taught a project based history curriculum in California integrating technology as the primary tools for information gathering and dissemination. Eamonn O'Brian
QR Codes Integrating QR Codes in the classroom is one way to get your students interested and engaged in any subject. Join us to learn different ways to teach using QR Codes. QR codes are free, as well as easy to make, scan, and decode. Bring a mobile device (iPad/iPhone, Droid or Windows tablet) with any QR Code application installed and come prepared for an interactive experience. Susana Venegas and Susan Bussmann, Ph.D.
Resources that support effective technology integration for improved teaching and learning (from ISTE and NMSTE) Join us to learn about the many resources available to you as a teacher, leader and administrator to support effective technology integration to improve teaching and learning. The following will be discussed: Online Networking (locally and nationally); NETS standards; Curriculum resources; Evaluation Tools; Webinars; Twitter; Professional Learning Networks; Funding; Advocacy; Career Center; Conference Resources/Contacts; Awards and Recognitions Jill Brown, Ph.D.
Shift the Paradigm The world is changing at a dramatic pace, and with it the availability of technology and information available to our students. Students no longer come to school to get information, they come to learn how to get it, what it means, and what they can do with it. The presentation will look at the changing way teachers operate in the educational environment. I have previously presented this presentation at both CUE and FETC.  Eamonn O'Brian
Technology Enhanced Learning and the CCSS-NM PED Module Project Overview NM PED, IDEAL-NM, PD Experts+ , and the Governor's Office collaborated to produce no-cost online, interactive resources that can facilitate the transition to the CCSS. The expected outcomes of the Blackboard-based series of resources are to increase classroom use of technology enhanced learning (TEL) practices and to prepare students and educators for new challenges they will face in teaching, learning, and assessment. The modules are designed in fours grade level clusters: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 and feature NM students' work. Jean Haverstick , M.Ed. And Elaine Sellhourn
Technology Enhanced Learning and the CCSS-NM PED Module Project for Elementary Educators NM PED, IDEAL-NM, PD Experts+ , and the Governor's Office collaborated to produce no-cost online, interactive resources that can facilitate the transition to the CCSS. The expected outcomes of the Blackboard-based series of resources are to increase classroom use of technology enhanced learning (TEL) practices and to prepare students and educators tor new challenges they will face in teaching, learning, and assessment. The modules are designed in fours grade level clusters: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 and feature NM students' work.This overview session walks through the grades K-2 and 3-5 modules and their key features. It opens up discussion for strategies that encourage classroom teachers to complete the series and that introduce use of the modules across the state. Jean Haverstick , M.Ed. And Elaine Sellhourn
Technology Enhanced Learning and the CCSS-NM PED Module Project for Secondary Educators NM PED, IDEAL-NM, PD Experts+ , and the Governor's Office collaborated to produce no-cost online, interactive resources that can facilitate the transition to the CCSS. The expected outcomes of the Blackboard-based series of resources are to increase classroom use of technology enhanced learning (TEL) practices and to prepare students and educators tor new challenges they will face in teaching, learning, and assessment. The modules are designed in fours grade level clusters: K-2, 3-5, 6-8, and 9-12 and feature NM students' work. This overview session walks through the grades 6-8 and 9-12 modules and their key features. It opens up discussion for strategies that encourage classroom teachers to complete the series and that introduce use of the modules across the state. Jean Haverstick , M.Ed. And Elaine Sellhourn
Use Twitter to Develop a Professional Learning Network Presentation will show how easy it is to leverage Twitter for developing your own PLN and gain access to insights, ideas and information being freely put forth by classroom teachers using technology. Eamonn O'Brian
WordPress beyond the Blog Almost everyone has heard of the most widely used blogging platform, WordPress. However to call it a blogging platform is about five years out of date. WordPress has become a complete content management system(CMS) ready to take on just about any web project you can throw at it. With free and inexpensive hosting options available, anyone can set up their own web site and have a great looking web site is a short time. Mark Carrara
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