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Wednesday, October 23
 

2:00pm EDT

How to ACTUALLY Do Project-Based Learning (in any subject or grade level)
In this brand new workshop from A.J. Juliani, he walks attendees through the 5-Step process for authentic learning experiences (that hit standards and your curriculum). Learn how to start from a place of relevance, choose standards that learners can master, scaffold and structure creatively, and assess the process, learning and final product in meaningful ways. Attendees will leave inspired, motivated, and also ready to practically take on the challenge of authentic project-based learning.

Speakers
avatar for A.J. Juliani

A.J. Juliani

Author, Empower
A.J. Juliani serves as Faculty for the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (PLN) and former Director of Learning and Innovation for Centennial School District. As an English teacher, football coach, and K-12 Technology Staff Developer, A.J. has worked towards innovative... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Design Studio

2:00pm EDT

Learning Spaces....The Final Frontier
Houston, we have a problem. We've figured out how to get learning in the hands of kids via mobile devices, laptops, BYOD, etc. We see that learning is best done if it's learner-centered and authentic which results in teachers changing their instructional practices. However, when you go into classrooms of modern schools, something looks eerily familiar to the classrooms of yesteryear. Despite the influx of technology and the re-imagining of pedagogy, the physical spaces remain the same. In this session we'll look at ways we are making classroom space a living, breathing part of learning in our district.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Educator | Speaker | Author | Event Organizer | Consultant | Entrepreneur, Hooker Tech LLC
Carl Hooker was a keynote speaker at ACTEM 2016, and he is returning to Maine to MC ACTEM After Hours (replacing the Brew CUE) and also will provide a couple of workshop sessions at the conference.Hooker has been a part of a substantial educational shift with technology integration... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Parish Center

2:00pm EDT

Plunge into Graphic Design for Educators
Educators make visuals everyday—newsletters, social media posts, graphic organizers, flyers... Let’s jump into how you can captivate, inform, and inspire students, parents, and colleagues with the documents you design. Learn simple ways to give your designs a more polished and personalized look. Explore the value of arranging, aligning, and distributing. Discover where to find hand-picked color schemes, copyright friendly images, and delightful font combinations. Whether you prefer Google Slides, Google Drawings, Keynote, or PowerPoint, taking this plunge into visual design will give you ideas and tools to use any time you dive into creating a document.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Educator, Learning at Hand
Tony Vincent is a true teacher’s presenter. After a dozen years of self-employment as an education and technology presenter, Tony went back to the classroom to teach fifth grade in Council Bluffs, Iowa for the 2018-2019 school year. While he’s proud to have lead workshops and... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
J 207

2:00pm EDT

Use AR and VR in Your Classroom (the easy way!)
The future of using Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) in the classroom goes way beyond using high-end, 'off the shelf' programs. It is all about establishing opportunities for students to customise and create virtual experiences that in turn enhance the learning process.
In this Deep Dive session participants will explore my 'Top 5 VR/AR tools' and get hands-on with innovative technology that will allow them to create virtual lessons and learning artefacts on the spot. All teachers will be supported as they experiment with and create virtual experiences like unlocking the customisable power of a Merge Cube.

In this incredibly practical session, teachers will learn today what they can use in their classrooms tomorrow!

Speakers
avatar for Brett Salakas

Brett Salakas

Founder, #aussieED
Brett is an international keynote speaker, an author, the founder of #aussieED (the largest online network of teachers in Australia) and the co-founder of both the ED Poets Society and #TheWalkingED. Brett is a Primary School teacher and experienced leader who, over the past 20 years... Read More →


Wednesday October 23, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
J 201 / J 202

4:00pm EDT

Happy Hour
Please join us at the Parish Patio

Wednesday October 23, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Parish Patio
 
Thursday, October 24
 

6:30am EDT

Morning Run with Valeria Rodriguez
Thursday October 24, 2019 6:30am - 7:00am EDT
Meet at 2750 McFarlane Rd

7:30am EDT

Morning Meditation

Thursday October 24, 2019 7:30am - 8:00am EDT
Nepenthe Garden (Church)

7:30am EDT

Meet and Greet Breakfast
Thursday October 24, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am EDT
Great Hall

7:30am EDT

Registration / Gate at Main Highway
Thursday October 24, 2019 7:30am - 11:15am EDT

8:30am EDT

Brett Salakas - Cold War Tech, David Hasselhoff and Classrooms of Today!
In this confronting ‘Spark Session’ participants will have their eyes opened to the secret history of the development of mobile devices. From this dark history comes a call to teach students to use this powerful technology wisely and for the greater good. Our deep-dive session mixes humor with ‘hands-on’ experiences. Participants will identify the archetypal concepts championed by cold war/80s icon David Hasselhoff. From there we will walk through a number of cutting edge/easy to use ed-Tech solutions that teachers can learn today and implement in their classrooms tomorrow!
In this session, you will be shocked by the historical development of mobile devices and then laugh and learn as we capitalise on the lessons of the past and help students have a brighter future.

Speakers
avatar for Brett Salakas

Brett Salakas

Founder, #aussieED
Brett is an international keynote speaker, an author, the founder of #aussieED (the largest online network of teachers in Australia) and the co-founder of both the ED Poets Society and #TheWalkingED. Brett is a Primary School teacher and experienced leader who, over the past 20 years... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 8:30am - 9:25am EDT
Design Studio

8:30am EDT

How To Turn Any Unit Into a Project-Based Learning Experience
In this brand new talk from A.J. Juliani, he walks attendees through the 5-Step process for authentic learning experiences (that hit standards and your curriculum). Learn how to start from a place of relevance, choose standards that learners can master, scaffold and structure creatively, and assess the process, learning and final product in meaningful ways. Attendees will leave inspired, motivated, and also ready to practically take on the challenge of authentic project-based learning.

Speakers
avatar for A.J. Juliani

A.J. Juliani

Author, Empower
A.J. Juliani serves as Faculty for the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (PLN) and former Director of Learning and Innovation for Centennial School District. As an English teacher, football coach, and K-12 Technology Staff Developer, A.J. has worked towards innovative... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 8:30am - 9:25am EDT
J 206 / J 207

8:30am EDT

"Don't Tell Anyone: I May Not Have All the Answers...but I Sure Have Plenty of Questions"
I will tell the simple story of a school with potential that became so much more than people thought because of a belief system of trust, collaboration, innovation, and flexibility.  

Speakers
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Keith Peters

Lead Learner, Gator Run Elementary School
Keith Peters is the Principal of Gator Run Elementary in Weston, FL.  This is his 20th year in education.  Keith is passionate about bringing change to public education and promotes risk-taking throughout his school.  His school is known for innovations such as Genius Hour, BYOD... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 8:30am - 9:25am EDT
Parish Center

8:30am EDT

Curiosity, Creativity, Innovation & the Young Mind
Children are naturally curious, but did you know there are different types of curiosities? Find out what they are and learn to identify the types of curiosities in your classroom in order to best spark their creativity and innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Christina Romero

Christina Romero

Lower School Faculty, Gulliver Academy
I am a Second Grade teacher in Miami, Florida. I have a passion for teaching young children. My classroom is inspired by different research based theories and practices such as Reading and Writing Workshop, Second Step, Handwriting Without Tears, and perceptual control theory.


Thursday October 24, 2019 8:30am - 9:25am EDT
J 102

8:30am EDT

Join the Team- Educators Blog Squad
Do you feel you have something meaningful to share with an authentic audience? Publishing your reflections, experiences, best practices, ideas, and strategies to share with other educators can transform education, one thought at a time. Become part of the largest online community transforming education by joining the millions of bloggers who shape the future daily. This session will help you get started by giving you all the information you need to blog on your very own platform.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Funes

Rick Funes

Makerspace Faculty, Gulliver Academy
Rick Funes has been teaching for over 20 years. He has taught a wide variety of subjects that speak to the creative mind, such as video editing, drama, creative writing, and speech. He currently facilitates a Maker Space at Gulliver Schools where he helps young minds to harness... Read More →
avatar for Shelley Roy

Shelley Roy

Middle School Counselor- Pedagogical Coach, Gulliver Academy
Shelley Roy is a forty-year veteran of education. Having traveled the globe working with schools and businesses across the US, Canada, Australia, and China she brings a breadth of experience. As the author of A People Primer, Creating Well-BEing, and Co-author of A Connected School... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 8:30am - 9:25am EDT
J 106 / J 107

8:30am EDT

Tech Wizard: A Look Behind the Curtain
Working double-duty as a teacher and managing technology? Making the transition from a position in education to educational technology? Or do you just want to communicate with your IT staff better and demonstrate a basic understanding of how the boxes and wires work?

Whether a small or large school, sound instructional practice increasingly requires solid IT infrastructure, which exists mostly out of plain sight. The addition of the cloud in recent years has both simplified as well as made things more complex with regards to ease of use, integration and security. This session will hover at the edge of technical to help you understand some of the technology behind the curtain.

Speakers
avatar for Henry Burroughs

Henry Burroughs

President / Co-Founder, Technology WIN!
Henry Burroughs is a lifelong techie, with a degree in Computer Science and 17+ years work experience in academic IT. During his career, he has been teaching in the classroom, installing systems, developing technology plans, managing technology budgets, and problem solving. He served... Read More →
avatar for Julie Burroughs

Julie Burroughs

Vice-President / Co-Founder, Technology WIN!


Thursday October 24, 2019 8:30am - 9:25am EDT
J 201 / J 202

9:35am EDT

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs - UPGRADING Curriculum and Assessment for the Right Now Learner: What to cut? Keep? Create?
What do we need to cut? What should we keep? What should we create?  These three questions are the mantra for school teams and teachers for every element in your program: curriculum, assessment, instruction, and format.  You will: ----dive into the exciting possibilities for upgrading existing units and courses to make them responsive to the needs of the modern learner. -----see how to cut old-style assessments with modern and dynamic products and performances   -----examine how to create new and dynamic interdisciplinary and phenomena based units of study.   ----- consider wonderful examples from all over the country -----leave with exceptional resources focused on the new literacies, digital, media, and global   This promises to be a lively and interactive experience for educators K-12.   Heidi will bring in a wealth of examples from all over the country and internationally.  Please join us and bring your laptop or tablet!

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Speaker at Conference, Curriculum Designers, Inc.
Heidi Hayes Jacobs, EdD, helps educators make the transition from antiquated classroom practices to engaging innovative learning environments, and her model for curriculum mapping is used throughout the world. Dr. Jacobs is the author of thirteen books, journal articles, online media... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 9:35am - 10:30am EDT
J 104 / J 105

9:35am EDT

Ken Shelton - Designing A Culturally Relevant and Responsive Pedagogy
This highly interactive session will take participants through the process of creating culturally sensitive/responsive learning opportunities for students. We will look at and participate in several key instructional outcome areas as well as identify several technology-rich integration strategies. Key takeaways are as follows: 1. What are the characteristics of and how to become better culturally responsive educators? 2. What are the characteristics of and how do we ensure cultural relevance in our learning environments? 3. How and why does technology play a critical role in both areas of culture as well as sustainability in providing equitable access to learning?

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist and Educational Technology Strategist
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 9:35am - 10:30am EDT
Parish Center

9:35am EDT

Tony Vincent - Animate Learning with GIFs
Bring content to life through animation! You probably know how to find exciting animated GIFs online, but how about creating your own? Teachers and students can create animated GIFs to grab attention, illustrate ideas, break down a process into steps, show a sequence, and make content memorable. See examples and get inspired during the Spark Session and then take a Deeper Dive to learn how to create your own animated GIFs about any subject with free tools, including with Google Slides.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Educator, Learning at Hand
Tony Vincent is a true teacher’s presenter. After a dozen years of self-employment as an education and technology presenter, Tony went back to the classroom to teach fifth grade in Council Bluffs, Iowa for the 2018-2019 school year. While he’s proud to have lead workshops and... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 9:35am - 10:30am EDT
Design Studio

9:35am EDT

It’s NOT one more thing: integrating evidence-based SEL into academic instruction
In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the foundations of evidence-based Social-emotional learning (SEL), why it’s now more important than ever before, important SEL misconceptions, and concrete steps to implement SEL directly into the academic instruction work. The workshop is highly beneficial for all stakeholders engaged in ‘whole child education’: from school administrators to teachers and counselors and parents! SEL evidence is growing daily and, as important as understanding what it *is*, it’s critical to understand what it *is not* and implement appropriately, efficiently and at scale. The interactive workshop includes activities to model how the key obstacles for SEL integration into academic instruction can be overcome *daily* for optimal student preparedness. Co-presenter, Silvia Mendoza, will lead select activities to model how integrated SEL and academic rigor has transformed her classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Luis Martinez

Luis Martinez

Founder, Unyted.co
Luis F. Martinez was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He has lived his entire life in Florida. His diverse background includes an undergraduate business degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from the University of Miami. He has worked as an attorney, educator and... Read More →
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Silvia Mendoza

Teacher, MDCPS


Thursday October 24, 2019 9:35am - 10:30am EDT
J 206 / J 207

9:35am EDT

New Future Ready Skills for the Blended Learning Classroom
Future Ready Skills refer to allowing students to create, collaborate, communicate, connect, and using critical thinking within the blended learning environment. Join Marcia and Jeff Kish as they showcase new future-ready skills that align to the standards. This hands-on session will provide participants with choice board ideas, coding examples, and STEAM bin activities for any K-12 classroom.

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Marcia Kish

Blended Learning Coach, Blendedlearningpd.com
Marcia Kish is a Blended Learning Specialist. With over fifteen years of experience, she has developed a Three Phase implementation process that provides a step-by-step guide on helping school districts implement student empowerment through voice, choice, and ownership.
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Jeff Kish

Blended and Persoanlized Learning Specialist, DSD Professional Development


Thursday October 24, 2019 9:35am - 10:30am EDT
J 201 / J 202

9:35am EDT

Oh, The Things You Can THINK....and WRITE!
We are passionate educators that love to share and get ideas to use in the classroom. We have been teaching in primary with a combined total of 20 years. We have been co-teaching for 6 years in kindergarten. We love thinking maps and using them throughout curriculum. They are a great tool for students of all ages. We have been implementing thinking maps for 8 years the majority of these in kindergarten. Our education philosophy is that we want students to love learning and we do our absolute best to make that happen in the classroom on a daily basis.

Speakers
avatar for Joanna Campanile & Janell Matos

Joanna Campanile & Janell Matos

Teacher, Vineyards Elementary School
We are passionate educators that love to share reading and writing in primary grades. In this session, we will share tools and strategies to get kids engaged and excited about writing to text. With the use of thinking maps and integrating curriculum the students are able to surpass... Read More →
avatar for Janell Matos & Joanna Campanile

Janell Matos & Joanna Campanile

Teacher, Vineyards Elementary School
We are passionate educators that love to share reading and writing in primary grades. In this session, we will share tools and strategies to get kids engaged and excited about writing to text. With the use of thinking maps and integrating curriculum the students are able to surpass... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 9:35am - 10:30am EDT
J 102

9:35am EDT

STEAMIE Meenie Miney Mo: Creating a STEAM Curriculum for Our Littlest Learners
No need to wait to innovate! Preschoolers are filled with natural curiosity. Let’s build on that by developing engineering practices in preschool. By combining science concepts with inventive engineering challenges, we capitalize on that wonderment and awe while at the same time cultivating a student’s natural desire to explore and discover. With just enough support, preschoolers can learn to identify a problem, imagine possible solutions, blueprint a design, build a prototype, test and improve upon it, and communicate their ideas. Curious how engineering practices can be integrated into preschool classrooms? Come play! See how beloved and entertaining storybooks can serve as catalysts for wildly engaging STEAM lessons for our smallest scholars’. We’ll discuss why engineering practices are an important part of early learning and participate in a number of successful examples of STEAM activities integrated into preschool classrooms.





Speakers
avatar for @SherylDwyer Dwyer

@SherylDwyer Dwyer

STEM Specialist, Providence School
A veteran educator of 24 years, Sheryl Dwyer currently serves as a full time STEM specialist at Providence School. She is also active in the Jacksonville community as a presenter and consultant regarding STEM initiatives and educational technologies. You will also find her collaborating... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 9:35am - 10:30am EDT
J 106 / J 107

10:30am EDT

Coffee and Snack Break
Please join us at the Parish Patio

Thursday October 24, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Parish Patio

11:00am EDT

TALK TO ME: FIND THE RIGHT WORDS TO INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE, AND GET THINGS DONE
This presentation is for teachers, administrators, parents, and other professionals who wish to improve their communication skills with others. Through the use of stories and scenarios, Kim Bearden will share 6 principles for effective communication that will strengthen any organization's climate and culture. You will leave empowered with tools that will help you develop rapport, gain respect, support others, engage listeners, develop insight, and increase productivity!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Bearden

Kim Bearden

Co-Founder, The Ron Clark Academy
Kim Bearden is the cofounder, executive director, and language arts teacher at the highly-acclaimed Ron Clark Academy, an innovative middle school and educator training facility in Atlanta. Over the past nine years, over 36,000 educators from around the world have visited Kim's classroom... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Church

12:30pm EDT

Lunch
Food will be served in the Great Hall. Please enjoy our outdoor seating in the Oak Grove and around campus

Thursday October 24, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm EDT
Great Hall

1:45pm EDT

A. J. Juliani - Empower: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning
Kids begin their learning journey as curious problem solvers who ask questions and create solutions. As they go through school, something happens to many of our students, and they begin to play the game of school, eager to be compliant and follow a path instead of making their own.  As teachers, leaders, and parents, we have the opportunity to be the guide in our kids' education and unleash the creative potential of each and every student. In a world that is ever-changing, our job is not to prepare students for something; instead, our role is to help students prepare themselves for anything.

Speakers
avatar for A.J. Juliani

A.J. Juliani

Author, Empower
A.J. Juliani serves as Faculty for the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education (PLN) and former Director of Learning and Innovation for Centennial School District. As an English teacher, football coach, and K-12 Technology Staff Developer, A.J. has worked towards innovative... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
Design Studio

1:45pm EDT

Dr. Valerie Camille Jones - Change Math Anxiety into Math Esteem
A student’s performance in math can be heavily related to how they feel about mathematics itself.  A person believing that they are not good at math can have a profound and lasting negative impact. This workshop is designed to help teachers find creative ways for learners to develop a positive intrinsic feeling about math. It will focus on math esteem, building curiosity in math, and instilling a genuine enjoyment of math problem-solving.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Valerie Camille Jones

Dr. Valerie Camille Jones

Mathematics Specialist/ Studio Teacher, The Ron Clark Academy
Dr. Valerie Camille Jones was recently honored with the Presidential Award forExcellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, which is America’s highest honor inmath and science for teachers. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics atSpelman College and continued her studies... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
Parish Center

1:45pm EDT

BREAKOUT! Collaboration, Problem Solving, Engagement, and Plain Old Fun!
Can you and your your fellow ShiftinEDUers use critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration to learn about some PD ideas, solve various clues, and save a teacher's budget? Enjoy this hands on example of BreakoutEDU in action, and then see the ins and outs of creating your own engaging breakout experiences for your classroom. The process of developing a breakout will be presented, including theme, clue design, procedures, content ideas, curricular connections, and the physical set up of the activity. After brainstorming ideas and seeing multiple resources for breakout clues, participants will hopefully time (and collaborative brain power) to start designing their own breakout!

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Taft

Chuck Taft

History Guy, University School of Milwaukee
I try (heavy on the try) to make the nation's past come alive for my 8th grade young historians through enthusiasm, activity, technology, and humor - and then share those techniques with teachers of all ages and disciplines! Bottom line - I like learning, 'cuz learning is cool!


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
J 201 / J 202

1:45pm EDT

Innovative Teaching and Learning by Apple
Participants will explore hands-on learning experiences which highlight the power of technology to impact learning. It will highlight Apple’s power of technology to impact learning. We will highlight our tools and ecosystem, including our native iWork applications. This is often done as station rotations. 

Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
J 104 / J 105

1:45pm EDT

Leveraging your LMS to provide truly Differentiated Instruction
Providing individual customized lessons to our students is the Holy Grail of education. In a nutshell this is differentiated instruction and if it were easy everyone would be doing it. The problem is that it isn’t that easy and as a result very few students benefit from receiving differentiated instruction. This session will focus on providing teachers with tools, tricks, and techniques to deliver course content in a way that engages and challenges every student.

Speakers
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Michael Daugherty

Teacher, Lake Highland Prep
After graduating college with a degree in Management Information Systems I was a Software Engineer/Consultant for 10 years. For the past 15 years I have had the privilege to educate young minds on the early history of the United States as well as the intricacies of Computer Science... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
J 106 / J 107

1:45pm EDT

Curriculum Mapping with G Suite
In this session, participants will get an overview of a Curriculum Mapping process using G Suite tools. Demo files will be made available to practice some of the Apps Scripting concepts as well as resources and strategies for a successful implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

Director of Academic Technology, Washington International School
Richard Anderson is the Director of Academic Technology at Washington International School. He became a Certified Google Education Trainer in 2011 and is passionate about using Google Workspace to improve workflows and encourage collaboration among all members of the school community... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
J 206 / J 207

1:45pm EDT

“Too Many Letter Sounds...Too Many Phonics Rules...Too Many Sight Words...” How to Use Brain Science as a Road Map to Fast-Track Phonics for Reading!
Did you know that the brain has a backdoor for accelerated learning that is easily hacked into? Using brain science as a road map, discover how to target “backdoor” social-emotional learning systems that transform hard letter sounds and phonics skills into child’s play! Take advantage of learning loopholes rooted in brain plasticity, and take away brain-changing knowledge and “backdoor” teaching tools that will leave you armed and ready for Monday morning!  

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garner

Katie Garner

Author, Educator, Speaker & Literacy Consultant, Secret Stories / Marenem, Inc.
Katie Garner, M.Ed. (author of best-selling book, Secret Stories® Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind) is an internationally known keynote speaker, author and literacy consultant with twenty-five years of experience working in elementary classrooms across the US, and... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 1:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
Church

2:50pm EDT

Carl Hooker - The Art of Failing
We live in a time when failure is both championed and feared. We tell our students to take risks. But without the right tools in place, failure can be wasted time and taking risks without intention can be misguided. In this Spark session and subsequent Deeper Dive we'll look at risks, failure, and rejection and how we can use these as tools to open up creative thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Educator | Speaker | Author | Event Organizer | Consultant | Entrepreneur, Hooker Tech LLC
Carl Hooker was a keynote speaker at ACTEM 2016, and he is returning to Maine to MC ACTEM After Hours (replacing the Brew CUE) and also will provide a couple of workshop sessions at the conference.Hooker has been a part of a substantial educational shift with technology integration... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 2:50pm - 3:45pm EDT
Design Studio

2:50pm EDT

Tiffony Jacobs - Change your literacy, change your life
This spark session will be an interactive discussion with the audience about basic financial concepts and how money works.

Speakers
avatar for Tiffony Jacobs

Tiffony Jacobs

Financial Educator, World Financial Group
Tiffony Jacobs is an original Freedom Writer. She co-authored the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Freedom Writers Diary with 149 classmates, then graduated from Wilson High School in 1998, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Training and Development from California... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 2:50pm - 3:45pm EDT
Parish Center

2:50pm EDT

May the 4th be With You
Learn how a group of teachers from primary to middle school joined forces in order to create a full day event where older students became mentors to younger padawan learners. This STEAM celebration was such a success that it became an annual event at their school. Leave this session full of ideas on how to use Star Wars to enhance the students learning, and to inspire empathy and collaboration. The force WILL be with you.

Speakers
avatar for Willy Orozco

Willy Orozco

Middle School Engineering & Computer Science Chair, Gulliver Academy
Willy Orozco is the chair of Engineering and Computer Science department at Gulliver Academy in Miami, FL and has taught there for the past 5 years. He obtained his bachelor in Earth Science Education from FIU and is a member of the Enabling The Future community, where he has had... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 2:50pm - 3:45pm EDT
J 104 / J 105

2:50pm EDT

Mixing Google with Blended Learning
Explore how Google Suite combined with the student checklist generates a blended learning environment in this hands-on session. Participants will learn how to utilize the NEW Google Tools, Add-ons, and Classroom to design a blended learning classroom where the students work at their own pace, place, and path. Walk away with free Google Doc checklist templates, a blended learning starting guide, and so much more.

Speakers
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Marcia Kish

Blended Learning Coach, Blendedlearningpd.com
Marcia Kish is a Blended Learning Specialist. With over fifteen years of experience, she has developed a Three Phase implementation process that provides a step-by-step guide on helping school districts implement student empowerment through voice, choice, and ownership.


Thursday October 24, 2019 2:50pm - 3:45pm EDT
J 106 / J 107

2:50pm EDT

Teach Boldly: Using Edtech for Social Good
Today’s students are ready to design, dream, and make the future! Join for this session customized for classrooms ready to activate positive change through innovative practices, meaningful use of technology, and social action. We will outline a step-by-step plan for creating social good projects in classrooms and will dive into topics of social action, social-emotional learning, and digital storytelling. Top tools and projects for social good will be shared and explored and participants will leave with ready-to-go action plans to teach boldly and use edtech for social good! Let’s get going to make a positive difference for people and planet!

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams

Executive Director, Take Action Global
Dr. Jennifer Williams is a globally-minded educator that works with classrooms of the world to connect learning and experience through meaningful uses of technology. As an educator and author of the ISTE book, Teach Boldly, she champions teachers to use educational technology for... Read More →


Thursday October 24, 2019 2:50pm - 3:45pm EDT
J 201 / J 202

4:00pm EDT

Happy Hour
Please join us at the Parish Patio

Thursday October 24, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
Parish Patio
 
Friday, October 25
 

6:30am EDT

Morning Run with Sheryl Dwyer
Friday October 25, 2019 6:30am - 7:00am EDT
Meet at 2750 McFarlane Rd

7:30am EDT

Morning Meditation

Friday October 25, 2019 7:30am - 8:00am EDT
Nepenthe Garden (Church)

7:30am EDT

Meet and Greet Breakfast
Friday October 25, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am EDT
Great Hall

7:30am EDT

Registration / Gate at Main Highway
Friday October 25, 2019 7:30am - 11:15am EDT

8:30am EDT

Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs - Bold Moves for Your School: Modern Learning Spaces, Schedules, and Grouping Patterns
How can we shift from old-style learning habitats to modern and responsive environments? How can we create learning spaces to support the modern student? What are the optimum uses of time?  What are fresh options for grouping our learners and our personnel?   Based on her recent best-seller, Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Modern Learning Environments,  Dr. Jacobs will expand our menu of options for both older building facilities to school architecture in new school design.  We will dive into a look at refreshed concepts for schedules both long term and short term that are actionable at your setting, and you will re-consider the basic way we group our learners in a school and in our classrooms as well as how the educators themselves are often hampered by antiquated approaches to grouping.   Please join us for a look at expanding the possibilities for your school.  Often small moves forward are bold ones!

Speakers
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Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Speaker at Conference, Curriculum Designers, Inc.
Heidi Hayes Jacobs, EdD, helps educators make the transition from antiquated classroom practices to engaging innovative learning environments, and her model for curriculum mapping is used throughout the world. Dr. Jacobs is the author of thirteen books, journal articles, online media... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 8:30am - 9:25am EDT
Parish Center

8:30am EDT

Dr. Valerie Camille Jones - STEAM-y Math
Technology has revolutionized the way we communicate with each other. In this session, you will learn how to connect math & science using the latest mobile and student response technology. Discover ways to reinforce mathematical concepts through the latest gaming technology. Why compete with the video games that students love? Instead, incorporate “edutainment” video games into your lessons. We will also explore how interactive response activities can help teachers save time at the planning, engage students in art & music, and help learning retain the topics introduced in the lesson. STEAM-Y Math shows ways to facilitate a more connected classroom.


Speakers
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Dr. Valerie Camille Jones

Mathematics Specialist/ Studio Teacher, The Ron Clark Academy
Dr. Valerie Camille Jones was recently honored with the Presidential Award forExcellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, which is America’s highest honor inmath and science for teachers. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics atSpelman College and continued her studies... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 8:30am - 9:25am EDT
Design Studio

8:30am EDT

Sneaking through the Brain’s Backdoor: How to Use Music as a “Magic" Tool to Accelerate Literacy & Learning!
Have you ever wondered how magic tricks work? They work because our brains have a hardwired process for attention that is easily hacked into. Good magicians know this and take full advantage of it, and teachers can too, using music as their “magic” teaching tool! Discover what brain science shows to be the most powerful use for music in the classroom. Explore backdoor routes for letter sound and phonics skill mastery with musical brain-teasers designed to elicit “flow-state” learning for easy and accelerated skill-access. Harness the instructional power of “what’s used together becoming fused together” in the brain with musical tricks for activating body intelligence, via muscle memory, to fast-track the critical, code-based skills kids need to read and write! This brain-based bag of musical tools and tricks is sure to become a relied upon staple of your instructional-repertoire!

Speakers
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Katie Garner

Author, Educator, Speaker & Literacy Consultant, Secret Stories / Marenem, Inc.
Katie Garner, M.Ed. (author of best-selling book, Secret Stories® Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind) is an internationally known keynote speaker, author and literacy consultant with twenty-five years of experience working in elementary classrooms across the US, and... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 8:30am - 9:25am EDT
J 206 / J 207

8:30am EDT

Tiffony Jacobs - How to Dream and Achieve
Tiffony Jacobs' personal story that led to her Freedom Writer journey, and advocating for financial literacy in all schools, at all grade levels, and industry sectors.  

Speakers
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Tiffony Jacobs

Financial Educator, World Financial Group
Tiffony Jacobs is an original Freedom Writer. She co-authored the #1 New York Times bestselling book The Freedom Writers Diary with 149 classmates, then graduated from Wilson High School in 1998, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Training and Development from California... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 8:30am - 9:25am EDT
J 106 / J 107

8:30am EDT

Design Thinking by Apple
Participants are introduced to the Design Thinking Process and utilize the framework to address the challenge they would like to solve in their own district or school.

Friday October 25, 2019 8:30am - 9:25am EDT
J 104 / J 105

8:30am EDT

Hacking School Culture: Designing Compassionate Classrooms
How might we define the characteristics of a compassionate educator? What do compassionate classrooms look like? How might teachers “hack” school culture, one classroom at a time? How might they cultivate self-compassion in their own lives?

Through self-reflection and group discussion, this interactive session will explore case studies of how educators are using human-centered, strengths-based approaches to create learning environments where seeking a greater understanding of themselves and others is the highest standard.

Based on the book Hacking School Culture: Designing Compassionate Classrooms, by Angela Stockman and Ellen Feig Gray, this session will highlight examples of specific tools, protocols, and evidence-based practices that teachers are testing and refining to build empathy and cultivate compassion in their own classrooms.

Participants will be invited, and hopefully empowered and inspired, to consider how they might become agents of positive change by cultivating empathy and compassion through practice.

Speakers
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Ellen Feig Gray

Founder and President, Parent with Perspective
Ellen Feig Gray, M.A., CiPP, is a Certified Positive Psychology Practitioner who is passionate about helping families, children, and teens, flourish by sharing findings, insights, and evidence-based practices from the science of happiness, the wisdom traditions, and her own life experience... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 8:30am - 9:25am EDT
J 102

9:35am EDT

All the World's a Classroom
The world is at our fingertips in the form of our smartphones. Children can explore the world virtually and in real-time through other’s travel experiences. Teachers first model distance learning trips by connecting from another place in the world with students in the classroom. Teachers explore personal interests through travel, sharing various cultural, historical and geographical features with children. They model curiosity, risk-taking, visible thinking, and lifelong learning. Once children have seen this in action, they now can take the role of the teacher as they explore the world. Personalized learning organically evolves as the child carves their own path following their interests, preparing for travel through reading, researching, and consulting with others. Teachers guide interested participants through the zoom app, schedule meeting times, and then facilitate virtual meetings. After each zoom session, participants reflect on their learning and the impact of shared experiences and common interests as relationship builders.

Speakers
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Terri Broce

Personalized Learning Coach, Tenth Dimensional Learning
Terri is an advocate for student co-ownership of learning through emphasis on learner strengths and interests. She works with educational leaders, business leaders, the community, teachers, and parents to support the shift from teacher-directed to student-decided and driven learning... Read More →
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Wendy Wyka

Innovation Center Specialist, Miami Country Day School
Wendy’s passion and expertise is empowering students to deepen learning through creativity. Utilizing cutting-edge technologies, maker-centered learning, tinkering, and engine


Friday October 25, 2019 9:35am - 10:30am EDT
Parish Center

9:35am EDT

Create, Reflect, Share: Software in the STEM Classroom
The learning curve to creating production level web pages, podcasts, and lab notebooks, has decreased with recent software. This session will introduce tools available for use in the STEM classroom. We’ll do a review of products from GitHub for organizing and distributing assignments, Jupyter and Markdown for creating electronic lab books, and CoCalc for student mathematical endeavors. All of these products have the capacity to help students engage and organize their discoveries, and for teachers to lead students into the exploratory.

Speakers
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Eric Ebert

Computer Science Lead Instructor, Casady School


Friday October 25, 2019 9:35am - 10:30am EDT
J 106 / J 107

9:35am EDT

Creating Well-BEing by Crowding-out Stress
Rediscover within yourself the ability to face life’s challenges calmly and in control of yourself. Learn to make small changes - microshifts - to develop new ways to think about yourself, what you want and what you are doing to get it. Create a greater sense of Well-BEing by exploring: The Fact of Control, Mental Models, Sensual Environments, Thoughts, Feelings and Time. Learning to take control of your Well-BEing can boost your immune system, increase your feel-good chemicals, strengthen your relationships build your self-confidence, reduce burnout and crowdout stress. Leave with 5 microshifts you can make tomorrow.

Speakers
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Shelley Roy

Middle School Counselor- Pedagogical Coach, Gulliver Academy
Shelley Roy is a forty-year veteran of education. Having traveled the globe working with schools and businesses across the US, Canada, Australia, and China she brings a breadth of experience. As the author of A People Primer, Creating Well-BEing, and Co-author of A Connected School... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 9:35am - 10:30am EDT
J 102

9:35am EDT

Get Unstuck Using Visual Thinking
Sketchnoting empowers users to discover how to shift gears in their own mind to feel more in-charge of their learning and navigate the information they are giving or receiving. Most often, this shift in gears can lead to moving from a place where they are STUCK to a place where they are free to connect with information and make “what is silent heard and what is hidden apparent”. Sketchnoting practices have been successful in helping with retention of content in all subject areas and has proven to be successful with ELL and those who struggle with traditional linear thinking. This session is for educators who want to convey content to students in a ways that more types of learners can digest it and who want to offer their students options for expressing their ideas. It is also a way to open conversation about the differences in the way students process information. Participants will have time to reflect on the “HOW” of their content delivery and leave with an action plan for embedding sketchnoting into their class.

Speakers
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Valeria Rodriguez

Author, Illustrator, Educator, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Valeria is a Author & Illustrator, Educator, and Graphic Facilitator. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Florida (2008), and a Masters in Instructional Technology from St. Thomas University (2017). She prides herself in reaching all types of learners... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 9:35am - 10:30am EDT
J 104 / J 105

9:35am EDT

Make the Move Against 1:1, Why Technology Centers Work
In this visual, immediate gratification world in which we live, 1:1 technology programs seem to be all the rage. Has this improved learning? Yes, information is ubiquitous, but does the plethora of resources equal or even lead to higher achievement? How are critical thinking and interpersonal skills affected? Come to this session and learn why our school, through thoughtful discussion, came to the conclusion that a 1:1 program actually went against our mission of excellence. In our classes, students work in centers, often on computers, but just as often, engaged in meaningful face to face dialogue. Critical thinking becomes the focus, technology just a tool, which in turn enables deep learning. This session will allow time for audience conversation and debate.

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Rabbi Yehudah Potok

Katz Hillel Day School
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Kim Sivick

Director of Technology Innovation, Katz Hillel Day School
Kim Sivick is the Director of Technology Innovation at Katz Hillel Day School in Boca Raton. She has worked in the field of education for over 20 years. She served as the Director of Organizational and Professional Development at the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 9:35am - 10:30am EDT
Design Studio

9:35am EDT

The Hidden Magic of Wordless Books
Wordless books are a treasury of expected and unexpected outcomes. Skills like reading comprehension and expressive language are acquired in the pages of many wordless books. Younger students can experience these picture books with or without assistance from an adult. Older students can create their own stories according to individual maturity levels. Non-English speakers can fully participate in the general classroom populations. In this session, participants will practice the art of storytelling using wordless books as the main focus. It will be a step-by-step approach to "reading" the pictures.
Introducing the story
Reading the pictures
Meaningful conversations
Follow-up activities
Connections to core subjects

Speakers
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Ines Taylor

Primary Performing Arts Faculty, Gulliver Academy
Ines Taylor is a Kindergarten teacher and, currently, the Performing Arts facilitator for the Primary children at Gulliver Academy. She has been in the field of education for over 40 years and, as an elementary teacher, has developed a passion for children’s literature and language... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 9:35am - 10:30am EDT
J 206 / J 207

10:30am EDT

Coffee and Snack Break
Please join us at the Parish Patio

Friday October 25, 2019 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
Parish Patio

11:00am EDT

ONE MORE ROUND
In education we have many situations where everyone knows when and how to say the right things, sing kumbaya and go through the motions of saying I make a difference. The truth is so many educators and leaders back this up by getting bogged down in toxic conversations that focus on the uncontrollable external and internal factors and all the excuses for why we can’t make a difference.

The truth of the matter is the inspiring work that we do is hard work, it’s not easy and it doesn’t come without sacrifice to both ourselves and all those around us. The sooner we acknowledge and embrace this the sooner we feel liberated from all the toxic internal and external factors that weigh us all down in our effort to make a difference each and every day.

“One More Round” is a metaphor for acknowledging all the hard work that goes into the opportunity that comes with being a relentless educator. In our roles as leaders and educators there are going to be many circumstances that are going to knock us down and challenge us all on our ability to get back up each and every time and come back for more.

Speakers
avatar for Hamish Brewer

Hamish Brewer

relentless, tattooed, skateboarding principal
Hamish Brewer known as the relentless, tattooed, skateboarding principal from Northern Virginia isn’t your normal principal. Hamish is high octane, constantly calling on his students to “Be Relentless." Mr. Brewer has become known as an educational disrupter who transcends the... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Church

12:30pm EDT

Lunch
Food will be served in the Great Hall. Please enjoy our outdoor seating in the Oak Grove and around campus

Friday October 25, 2019 12:30pm - 1:45pm EDT
Great Hall

1:45pm EDT

Carl Hooker - Mobile Learning Mindset
Our schools are filled with mobile devices, yet our students remain largely immobile. In this Spark session and follow-up Deeper dive, we'll discuss the how, where, when and what of learning when it comes to mobile devices. We'll also look at a new mindset of lesson design that is enhanced with the new found mobility afforded to us by student devices. Come prepared to move!

Speakers
avatar for Carl Hooker

Carl Hooker

Educator | Speaker | Author | Event Organizer | Consultant | Entrepreneur, Hooker Tech LLC
Carl Hooker was a keynote speaker at ACTEM 2016, and he is returning to Maine to MC ACTEM After Hours (replacing the Brew CUE) and also will provide a couple of workshop sessions at the conference.Hooker has been a part of a substantial educational shift with technology integration... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
Parish Center

1:45pm EDT

Tony Vincent - Crafting a Class Brand
Tony Vincent didn’t want his class to be known as Mr. Vincent’s Fifth Grade. Rather than making himself the mascot, he co-developed a class identity with his students. His 2018-2019 class named themselves the Pixel Paws. Tony notes that when students rally around an authentic brand, they feel a strong sense of community, work harder, and achieve more. See the brand in action, understand how it was developed, and consider how you might give your class, club, or team a unique identity.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Educator, Learning at Hand
Tony Vincent is a true teacher’s presenter. After a dozen years of self-employment as an education and technology presenter, Tony went back to the classroom to teach fifth grade in Council Bluffs, Iowa for the 2018-2019 school year. While he’s proud to have lead workshops and... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
Design Studio

1:45pm EDT

LEADERSHIP
Are you an aspiring leader, a new leader or a leader who just wants to rethink the work you are doing? Hamish will provide a session that will walk you through how to get it right from the beginning and ensure you do not fall into the trap of making mistakes you cannot rebound from. Come on a journey that will help grow and develop your leadership skill set from talking to others, decision making, and building a vision and mission that helps create an award wining school or business.

Speakers
avatar for Hamish Brewer

Hamish Brewer

relentless, tattooed, skateboarding principal
Hamish Brewer known as the relentless, tattooed, skateboarding principal from Northern Virginia isn’t your normal principal. Hamish is high octane, constantly calling on his students to “Be Relentless." Mr. Brewer has become known as an educational disrupter who transcends the... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
J 201 / J 202

1:45pm EDT

Replenish Your Toolbox!
Want to add some new tools to your teaching toolbox, and find out how to repurpose some old tools? Join this fast paced session that offers high-tech, low-tech, and no-tech ideas to integrate into your class - tomorrow! See some new platforms and experience a twist on old techniques to enhance instruction, foster critical and creative thinking, and increase engagement. Plus ... we should have a good time!

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Taft

Chuck Taft

History Guy, University School of Milwaukee
I try (heavy on the try) to make the nation's past come alive for my 8th grade young historians through enthusiasm, activity, technology, and humor - and then share those techniques with teachers of all ages and disciplines! Bottom line - I like learning, 'cuz learning is cool!


Friday October 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
J 106 / J 107

1:45pm EDT

Rocking the PD Boat: PD For Us By Us
In this session, participants will explore how to create collaborative learning communities and in-house, faculty-led professional development programs. Using collaborative leadership, input from faculty, and technology already in place, you will explore a variety of models and strategies for embarking on your very own in-house PD journey. Intentionally bringing people together to blend tradition and innovation will not only increase participation and enthusiasm for professional learning but it will also ensure that professional learning is personalized and transformational for all learners and leaders. Every interaction counts. With professional development for us by us, you do you.

Speakers
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Jennifer Baselice

MS Technology & Innovation Specialist, Lake Highland Preparatory School
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Jennifer Hencken

Director of External Professional Development, Trinity Preparatory School
Jennifer Hencken is a creative, collaborative thought leader with a passion for motivating teachers to build communities of learning that empower students to be connected to their learning through authentic, needs-based experiences. She has over 20 years experience in education and... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
J 104 / J 105

1:45pm EDT

The Compassionate Classroom
In an increasingly globalized world, where human suffering is more visible than ever before, compassion offers us a compass: a way of life that points towards building trust, reducing conflict, improving cooperation, and maximizing the potential of our relationships. In that regard, the benefits of practicing compassion in the classroom cannot be underestimated; its contagious effect has the power to transform school culture into a place where students feel like they belong AND that they can change the world. In this 55-minute workshop, we will continue to define compassion, evaluate its importance in the cultivation of citizenship, and consider strategies for implementation in educative settings.


Speakers
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Michael Kokozos

Instructor, Gulliver Prep


Friday October 25, 2019 1:45pm - 2:40pm EDT
J 102

1:45pm EDT

“Too Many Letter Sounds...Too Many Phonics Rules...Too Many Sight Words...” How to Use Brain Science as a Road Map to Fast-Track Phonics for Reading!
Did you know that the brain has a backdoor for accelerated learning that is easily hacked into? Using brain science as a road map, discover how to target “backdoor” social-emotional learning systems that transform hard letter sounds and phonics skills into child’s play! Take advantage of learning loopholes rooted in brain plasticity, and take away brain-changing knowledge and “backdoor” teaching tools that will leave you armed and ready for Monday morning!

Speakers
avatar for Katie Garner

Katie Garner

Author, Educator, Speaker & Literacy Consultant, Secret Stories / Marenem, Inc.
Katie Garner, M.Ed. (author of best-selling book, Secret Stories® Cracking the Reading Code with the Brain in Mind) is an internationally known keynote speaker, author and literacy consultant with twenty-five years of experience working in elementary classrooms across the US, and... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 1:45pm - 3:45pm EDT
J 206 / J 207

2:50pm EDT

Brett Salakas - Triple Loop Learning - A Model of Sustainable Change
The Triple Loop Learning model provides a framework to not only nurture innovation but also to establish a workplace culture where change can be managed in an ongoing sustainable way. This methodology enables the teacher to be masters of their own change within the vision established by the school/system lead. Triple Loop Learning encourages reflective practice and helps schools and organizations to enhance their collective performance.
In this session, participants will not only be guided by the framework they will also be walked through an Australian Case Study and create solutions to hypothetical implementation scenarios. Away from the buzz of the bells and whistles, this session is all about creating a culture of sustainable change. To literally make a SHIFT in EDU!

Speakers
avatar for Brett Salakas

Brett Salakas

Founder, #aussieED
Brett is an international keynote speaker, an author, the founder of #aussieED (the largest online network of teachers in Australia) and the co-founder of both the ED Poets Society and #TheWalkingED. Brett is a Primary School teacher and experienced leader who, over the past 20 years... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 2:50pm - 3:45pm EDT
Parish Center

2:50pm EDT

Ken Shelton - Visual Storytelling, Creativity, and Design
This fun-filled, interactive, and engaging presentation is designed to share strategies, techniques, and methodologies for producing effective presentations (visual designs). The methodologies, design principles, and examples covered apply to any presentation format or graphic design and can be used on a variety of presentation platforms.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Shelton

Ken Shelton

Global Keynote Specialist and Educational Technology Strategist
Ken currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 14 years and most recently taught technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 2:50pm - 3:45pm EDT
Design Studio

2:50pm EDT

3D Printing Tips & Tricks
Have a 3D Printer still in the box or on a shelf collecting dust? Not sure what to plug in or how to go from an image in your head to an actual 3D printed object? Go through a basic tutorial of how to get the machines started. See the different ways you can manage and control them, including OctoPrint. Learn the difference between bitmaps and vectors, and learn about free software available to create vectors as well as convert bitmaps to vectors. Brainstorming project ideas is encouraged!

Speakers
avatar for Henry Burroughs

Henry Burroughs

President / Co-Founder, Technology WIN!
Henry Burroughs is a lifelong techie, with a degree in Computer Science and 17+ years work experience in academic IT. During his career, he has been teaching in the classroom, installing systems, developing technology plans, managing technology budgets, and problem solving. He served... Read More →
avatar for Julie Burroughs

Julie Burroughs

Vice-President / Co-Founder, Technology WIN!


Friday October 25, 2019 2:50pm - 3:45pm EDT
J 104 / J 105

2:50pm EDT

Google Classroom and Writing Journals
In this session, participants will you Apps Script to amplify student writing in Google Classroom. Participants will work with code that can add text to previously distributed Google Docs or Google Slides to establish a writing journal for a variety of use cases.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

Director of Academic Technology, Washington International School
Richard Anderson is the Director of Academic Technology at Washington International School. He became a Certified Google Education Trainer in 2011 and is passionate about using Google Workspace to improve workflows and encourage collaboration among all members of the school community... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 2:50pm - 3:45pm EDT
J 106 / J 107

2:50pm EDT

Naked and Afraid? How to have difficult conversations visually!
Are there difficult conversations that are the “elephant in the room” that your school/district is struggling to address? In this interactive presentation, learn how to utilize visual tools that act as a 3rd party mediator so everyone can have transparent, authentic conversations around challenging topics leading to real change. Participants will leave less naked and afraid!

Speakers
avatar for James Dean

James Dean

Marketing Representative, Thinking Maps, Inc.
James Dean serves as the Florida Marketing Representative for Thinking Maps, Inc. A native of South Florida, James received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Palm Beach Atlantic University. James furthered his career credentials with an Educational Leadership Specialist’s... Read More →


Friday October 25, 2019 2:50pm - 3:45pm EDT
J 102

2:50pm EDT

PUPS in the Classroom
So you want to personalize learning? How is that possible with a classroom full of different interests, learning styles, strengths, needs, personalities? It sounds overwhelming! It doesn’t have to be. Create your own personalized unit plan (PUP). Learn how to guide your students to create their own PUP and work interdependently to support each other through the learning process. Get ready to see learning like you’ve never seen it before.

Speakers
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Terri Broce

Personalized Learning Coach, Tenth Dimensional Learning
Terri is an advocate for student co-ownership of learning through emphasis on learner strengths and interests. She works with educational leaders, business leaders, the community, teachers, and parents to support the shift from teacher-directed to student-decided and driven learning... Read More →
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Wendy Wyka

Innovation Center Specialist, Miami Country Day School
Wendy’s passion and expertise is empowering students to deepen learning through creativity. Utilizing cutting-edge technologies, maker-centered learning, tinkering, and engine


Friday October 25, 2019 2:50pm - 3:45pm EDT
J 201 / J 202
 
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