201: Blackboard 2
Facilitator: Dan Lucas, Blended Learning Specialist at the Blended Schools Network
Description: Structuring an Online Course and Adding Content
The content of this session will apply in any Blackboard environment, including Blended Schools' Blackboard, another institution's Blackboard server, or Course Sites.
Type of Session: Hands-on (bring a device)
Intended Participants: Teachers
Location:183


202: Content Curation 101: How to build a better filter
Facilitator: David Walp, Pennridge School District
Description: Interactive presentation will review the benefits of content curation, and provide a framework for effective curation practices using a variety of social media tools such as Twitter and Scoop.it. The session will conclude with a workshop activity where participants will work together to explore content curation tools and begin to create their own collections.
Supplemental documents
Type of Session:Demonstration
Intended Participants:Suitable for teachers of any content or grade level. Experience with Twitter preferable but not required.
Location:146

203: Google Docs for Administrators
Facilitator: Ken Parliman and Bill Dovico, Salisbury Township School District
Description:This workshop will focus on how Google Apps (Email & Groups, Google Docs, Spreadsheets, and Forms) can be utilized by administrators to share information and collaborate. Some topics to be discussed are the use of Google Apps for agendas, scheduling, professional development, various “living” documents, walkthroughs, SAP & Child Study. Additionally, time will be spent to discuss the use of Google Apps in the classroom for collaboration and formative assessment.
Type of Session: Direct Instruction/Discussion
Intended Participants:Administrators
Location:186

204: Overdrive
Facilitator: Robin Burns, Corry Robbins, and Diahann Snisky
Description: 24/7 access to eBooks will be demonstrated in this session on Overdrive. This system allows you and your students to read on any device anytime, anywhere. Teachers and students in Carbon and Lehigh county schools will have access immediately.
Type of Session: Please bring smartphones, tablets, laptops, ereaders, etc.
Intended Participants: Teachers, Administrators, Technology Staff
Location:189
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205: Serving Elementary aged English Language Learners
Facilitators: Teresa Cross and Trudy Murray, Salisbury Township School District
Description:Participants in this session will get a brief overview of English Language Learners, how they are identified through a district screening process, and how they are supported through the ESL program. This presentation will include foundational reading strategies for English learners who have had gaps in reading instruction in the Elementary grade levels. This session will include general accommodations that all teaching staff can use to support ELLs. Come join the discussion.
Type of Session: Presentation and discussion
Intended Participants: Teachers
Location:190




206: InfoGraphics in the Classroom
Facilitator: Randy Ziegenfuss, Ed.D.
Description: Infographics, visual representations of data and the story behind data, can play a critical role in developing students' abilities to understand and analyze information. Discover the qualities of effective infographics and the tools to help your students create their own. Come learn how and why infographics should be a part of your teaching and learning.
Type of Session: Direct Instruction and Interactive (Bring your devices!)
Intended Participants:Teachers and Administrators
Resources: Learnist board on Infographics in the Classroom
Location:184

207: Flipped and Beyond
Facilitator: Brandon Lutz, Mark Perlman
Description:Have you heard about Flipped learning? Are you looking to learn more or maybe start a model of your own? Then the Flipped and Beyond session is for you! Come out and see first hand models of Flipped learning. Get purposeful and targeted resources for asynchronous learning. This presentation will help you implement Flipped learning anytime and anywhere. Pick the presenters’ brains and begin making a Flipped professional development of your own!
Type of Session: Discussion/Direct Instruction
Intended Participants: Teachers, Administrators
Location:150

Come out and see first hand models of Flipped learning. Get purposeful and targeted resources for asynchronous learning. This presentation will help you implement Flipped learning anytime and anywhere. Pick the presenters’ brains and begin making a Flipped professional development of your own!

208: Edmodo
Facilitator: Shawn Storm, 6th Grade Teacher Quakertown Community School District
Description: Edmodo will make your life as a teacher easier! Edmodo is a safe, secure platform where teachers can engage their students and get them excited about learning. Edmodo allows you to connect with other teachers and resources, share ideas, make new connections, measure student growth, and can be personalized with apps. This session will help you learn the basics of Edmodo or, if you're experienced with Edmodo, master the intricacies of this FREE program.
Type of Session: Hands-on - please bring your device
Intended Participants: Teachers (beginners to advanced)
Location:142

209: GarageBand for iOS
Facilitator: David Nash
Description: This session will go through the basics of using GarageBand for music creation, movie soundtrack scoring, audio recording and podcasting using an iPad from Apple. Similar to the Garage for OS X session, we will explore the audio editing features and sound effects that can be generated as well as looking at how students and teachers are using this powerful tool for classroom uses.
Type of Session:You are welcome to follow along. Bring your own device.
Intended Participants: Teachers, Administrators, Technology Staff

Location:182

210: Conversations around Common Core; 6-12 Math
Facilitator:None
Description: Join your colleagues in informal sharing and discussion related to Common Core Math.
Type of Session: Informal Discussion
Intended Participants:Teachers/Administrators
Location:187

211: Come Talk about How Technology Supports Special Education Students
Facilitator:None
Description:Join your colleagues in informal sharing and discussion related to using technology to support special education students.
Type of Session:Informal Discussion
Intended Participants:Teachers/Administrators
Location:148

212: Come Talk and Share about World Languages
Facilitator:None
Description:Join your colleagues in informal sharing and discussion related to strategies to use in world language classrooms.
Type of Session:Informal Discussion
Intended Participants: Teachers
Location:144