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Thursday 8:30-­‐9:15

Veteran's 1
Research expectations in the Common Core: Transforming the research project with technology Using language from the Common Core Standards, this session will focus on Diigo, a social bookmarking tool, and its ability to help students gather, evaluate, synthesize, and collaborate in research. Participants will learn how differentiated instruction using technology in research can transform the traditional research project AND address Common Core.
Presenters: Colleen Sheehy, University of Indianapolis
Target Audience
Primary Strand Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes, Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models
Key Topics: Social bookmarking Research

Veteran's 2
360 Technology Evaluations
Have you just inherited a school technology program and find yourself with more questions than answers? Come to this session to learn how to quickly and effectively evaluate an existing technology program (infrastructure, PD, hardware/software, budget, and personnel). Then link your findings to research-­‐based 'best practices' to drive innovation.
Presenters: Joseph Bires, Logan Township School District
Target Audience
Primary Strand Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-­‐Learning, Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-­‐Learning
Key Topics: Program Evaluation, Professional Development, Leadership

Salon 6
Putting Together Your PLN
Start building your PLN today. In this session you will learn what a PLN is, why you need one, how to get one started, and how to utilize Twitter. Come join us to get your PLN up and running today!
Presenters: Jeffrey Tron, Betsy Pruitt, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Target Audience
Primary Strand Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-­‐Learning, Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models
Key Topics: Connections and Collaboration

Salon 7
Building Connections with Teens and Books
Want to hook the YouTube generation and entice them to read? Bookstores and publishers don't have to be the only ones to wow teens with book trailers! You and your students can create them too, at virtually no cost and with just a small investment of time.
Presenters: Colette Huxford, Shenandoah School Corporation
Target Audience
Primary Strand Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes, Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models
Key Topics: Language Arts Projects-­‐-­‐ Book Trailers

Salon 8
Leading and Learning in the Digital Revolution
Presenters: Candice Dodson, DOE Director -- Office of eLearning
Today1s expectations are for schools to move beyond textbooks, to provide ubiquitous access to technology, and to afford educators and students with opportunities to teach and learn in collaborative, creative, and globally attuned environments. How will successful districts proceed in this fast moving, exciting, but many times uncertain, world of technology-­‐infused learning? What are we giving up? What are the competing demands? What isn1t changing? What are the possibilities?
Join me as we explore and discuss what it takes to lead during this digital revolution.
Target Audience : All

Thursday 10:00-­‐10:45

Veteran's 1
Websites I Found So You Don't Need To
With over 600,000,000 registered domains, how does one manage to find the websites that will be useful or of interest to them? It can be a rather daunting task to venture online, exploring link after link to find those sites. The purpose of this session is twofold. First, it will highlight some of the useful, and perhaps not so useful, sites that are out there that you may not have found yet. Then it will take a look at a few ways you can find these sites that others have found, without having to search through the 600,000,000+ out there.
Presenters: Luke Allen, Illinois Computing Educators (ICE)
Target Audience
Primary Strand: Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes, Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models
Key Topics: NETS Standards, Online Literacy Skills

Veteran's 2
Websites and Tools to Engage 21st Century Learners
Don’t have enough time to browse the web? Do you want to leave the conference with ideas that you can implement in a classroom? This session will provide teacher/student friendly websites and tools that I have implemented in my own classroom.
Presenters: Ann Zinyemba, MSD of Decatur Township
Target Audience
Primary Strand: Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes, Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models
Key Topics: Websites and Tools Classroom Resources

Salon 6
B-­‐INSPIRED
Did you know that Indiana has its very own “Virtual Library”? Did you know there is something for everyone from elementary school through college and beyond? Did you know it is available to
every resident of Indiana all the time; anywhere? Did you know that it is FREE! Come see what librarians already know. Get a brief overview of many of the resources and see what INSPIRE has to offer you and your students!
Presenters: Pat Waterman, Western School Corporation

Target Audience
Primary Strand Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes, Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-­‐Learning
Key Topics: NETS Standards Indiana State Standards in just about every subject area. Information Literacy Standards

Salon 7
E-­‐Learning for the Little Ones: A Guided Online Activity for Early Primary Students
Little ones can be digital learners too! This session makes literature come alive for young children in Moodle, helping improve comprehension and higher-­‐order thinking skills. This session discusses e-­‐learning, differentiated instruction, and elementary teaching best practices leveraging the Common Core, and is intended for teachers of grades K-­‐3.
Presenters: Anastasia Trekles, Purdue University, Lynett Moore, School City of Hammond
Target Audience Elementary K-­‐2
Primary Strand: Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models, Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-­‐Learning
Key Topics: Moodle, digital learning for elementary students, differentiated instruction, response to literature, Common Core, independent learning and critical thinking

Salon 8
iClassroom: Teaching and supporting interactive technologies in teacher practice
iClassroom is a suite of services, technologies and models for infusing interactive technologies into teaching and learning. The Ball State Center for Technology in Education (CTE) will demonstrate its iClassroom as a focal point for its outreach to schools and infusion efforts in teacher education.
Presenters: Matthew Stuve, Ball State University, Erica Bettcher Ball State Center for Technology in Education
Target Audience Elementary K-­‐2
Primary Strand: Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-­‐Learning, Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models
Key Topics: Professional Development Interactive Technologies

Thursday 1:30-­‐2:15

Veteran's 1
Session: Getting Past The Four-Letter F-Word
When I first began coaching teachers in technology integration, I assumed the issues were with technology and pedagogy. However, I soon realized that the biggest barrier to change involved fear. In this session, we talk about the fears that teachers face, both externally and internally, and what strategies we can use to help alleviate the fear as they shift toward a more authentic, tech-integrated framework. Presenters: John Spencer, Keynote Speaker
Target Audience - General 

Veteran’s 2
Read Live, A web-based Edition by Read Naturally
Attend this session and learn about Read Live, the new web-based program by Read Naturally. This research-based program increases fluency, comprehension and vocabulary for struggling readers from 1st -12 grade. It can be used as an intervention tool for tier I and II in the Response To Intervention process. A gift voucher for $169.00 will be given at the end of the session.
Presenter: Joe Cline, Speak Naturally
Target Audience: All levels
Strands: One-to-One Computing for Transforming Learning
Key Topics: Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-Learning 

 

 

Salon 6
Student Creativity in a Digital World
Participants will learn how to utilize digital art software to engage students in project-­‐based lessons. Information will incorporate computers with digital drawing tablets, or iPads as a tool for design, illustration, or creation of visual art as it relates to inter-­‐disciplinary studies; and insight for requesting technology for classrooms. Presenters: Kathy Pickering, Westfield Washington Schools
Target Audience: 3-­‐12
Strands: Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models, Building Your Students’ Technology Toolbox
Key Topics: Project-­‐Based and Immersing Students in the use of Technology

Salon 7
21st Century Learner: Accessibility Issues
As 21st century technology evolves, students need to obtain information from a variety of sources. However, not all information is accessible for every learner. This session will explore the challenges they may encounter and potential remedies. Presenter: Jim Lambert, Jeff Bonds, PATINS Project
Target Audience: All Levels
Strands: Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes, One-­‐to-­‐One Computing for Transforming Learning
Key Topics: Teacher Instruction, Relationship Building

Salon 8
Winning Over Reluctant Teachers
Getting reluctant educators to buy into using technology in their classroom can be a struggle. Come to an open discussion of how to develop relationships, get faculty to try new ideas, and change the mindset of the traditional classroom.
Presenters: Joe Willmann, Tri-­‐Creek School Corporation
Target Audience Primary
Strands Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-­‐Learning, Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models
Key Topics: Teacher Instruction, Relationship Building

Thursday 3:00-­‐3:45

 

Veteran’s 1
You Get What You Pay for
The purpose of this session is to familiarize users with Open source and freeware alternatives to commonly used commercial software. Attendees will learn how to find, download, install and evaluate software from the web.
Presenter: Luke Allen
Target Audience: All levels
Primary Strand:
Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes
Key Topics: NETS Standards, Software & Curriculum 

Veteran’s 2
The Benefits of Blended Online Learning Over Video
Today’s classrooms are changing at a rapid rate, making it difficult to keep up with the latest trends. Luckily, ENA is here to guide you into the world of video- teleconferencing by offering you ENA Video Connect, a product that is mobile, cost- effective and user-friendly. With ENA Video Connect, the possibilities are truly endless. From hosting dual-credit courses to traveling to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef to bringing in an outside instructor via VTC to teach 2nd grades students Mandarin Chinese, this technology is flexible enough to meet a variety of your district’s needs. Come find out how your school can easily and quickly integrate this technology into your blended learning classroom and discover how the power of instruction can increase with the use of ENA Video Connect.
Travis Markley, Education Networks of America
Target Audience: All levels
Primary Strand: One-to-One Computing for Transforming Learning
Key Topics: Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-Learning 

 

Salon 6
When Disaster Strikes, Will Your School Be Prepared?
In this session, participants will learn the benefits of utilizing learning management systems (Moodle, EdModo, MyBigCampus, etc.) to provide information to faculty for emergency preparedness. One module will be presented as an example of how training can be organized and delivered. Please review your school’s emergency preparedness material to facilitate discussion, and bring your own ideas! Presenters: Sara Kohn, Purdue University Calumet
Target Audience
Primary Strand Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models, Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-­‐Learning
Key Topics: Emergency preparedness Learning Management Systems Designing and delivering online preparedness training

 

Salon 7
Go Green With Google Docs
Learn how to upload Microsoft office files and create easy to use forms for permission slips, club or volunteer sign-­‐ups, quizzes, etc. Eliminate hours of YOUR valuable time spent collecting papers and organizing the data. Google Docs can do all of this for you!
Presenters: Michelle Whitehead, Maria Esterline, Westfield-­‐Washington Schools Target Audience
Primary Strand Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-­‐ Learning, Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models
Key Topics: Project-­‐Based NETS Standards

Salon 8
Grading Digital Work
Are you getting more and more work submitted digitally or are you thinking of going paperless? Learn tips and tricks to manage the transition.
Presenters: John Wells, EVSC
Target Audience
Primary Strand One-­‐to-­‐One Computing for Transforming Learning, Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models
Key Topics: Grading

 

Friday 8:30-­‐9:15

 

Veteran's 1
Coaching Fundamentals for eLearning/ Technology Support
Learn how Evansville schools have supported their 1:1 netbook implementation. eLearning Coaches have provided embedded Professional Development to all teachers involved in the initiative. Find ways to support your teachers and staff through technology utilization. Presenters will offer ideas for maximizing PD opportunities even with limited tech staff.
Presenters: Betsy Pruitt, Kara Yates Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Target Audience
Primary Strand Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-Learning, One- to-One Computing for Transforming Learning
Key Topics: Leadership Technology Support

Veteran's 2
2012's Top 25 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning
Join us for an exploration of the 2012 American Association of School Librarians' Best Websites for Teaching and Learning selections.
Presenters: Vicki Builta, Daleville Community Library
Target Audience
Primary Strand Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-Learning,
Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes
Key Topics: AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner Language Arts School Librarians 

Salon 6
Websites with Weebly
In this session participants will learn how easy it is to get a teacher website up and running. We will visit and explore Weebly.com. If you bring a device you can get started today. A teacher website is a great way to easily communicate with all of your students and parents. Presenters: Jeffrey Tron, Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation
Target Audience
Primary Strand Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-­‐Learning, Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes
Key Topics: Webpage and Digital Communication

 

Salon 7
Flipping, Blending and 1:1’ing with Canvas K-12
Come see how the flexible, intuitive and open-source Canvas K-12 learning platform is used by districts to deliver various methods of online instructure.
Presenter: Kurt Beer, Instructure Inc.
Target Audience: All levels
Primary Strand:
Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-Learning

Key topics: One-to-One, Blended Learning, Common Core

Salon 8

Engaging Digital Learners to Read @ the Elementary School Library
This session will share how one elementary school librarian is working to bring her student readers into the 21st century and to bridge the digital divide among her students. Ms. Buchanan will share how to bring elementary school libraries into the 21st century with ebooks, digital audio books and more!!
Presenters: Tammie Buchanan, Pike Township Schools
Target Audience Elementary K-­‐2
Primary Strand Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes, Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-­‐Learning
Key Topics: Elementary School Libraries and Digital Technologies

 

Friday 10:00-­‐10:45

 

Veteran's 1
Paper Not Needed, Establishing a Digital Classroom
Creating a digital classroom can have benefits for both students and teachers, and since many students have their own devices, why not utilize them in the classroom? This course will demonstrate many of the free Web 2.0 tools available to educators, as well as free classroom management sites.
Presenters: Kara Heichelbech, Clark-Pleasant Community School Corporation
Target Audience
Primary Strand
Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes, Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-Learning
Key Topics: Moodle Web 2.0 Tools

Veteran's 2
Want to “flip” your classroom? Start with a Cartwheel!
“Flipping the Classroom” is gaining ground and has great pro
mise as an instructional delivery framework. Sounds cool, but how do you even start? What if you don’t teach online? This session will provide strategies for a modified version of flipping the classroom introducing technology tools for specific instructional purposes.
Presenters: Colleen Sheehy, University of Indianapolis
Target Audience
Primary Strand Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models, One-to-One Computing for Transforming Learning
Key Topics: Flipped Classroom Student-centered instruction 

Salon 6
Teaching Simple Machines and Force & Motion using LEGO.
Even the least science-­‐oriented teacher will feel confident learning how to teach simple machines, force and motion, and a little energy using, LEGO®, while addressing STEM content standards and promoting scientific inquiry and problem solving. Hands-­‐on session.
Presenters: Ivery Toussant Jr., LEGO Education
Target Audience
Primary Strand Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models, Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes
Key Topics: Project-­‐Based, STEM standards

 

Salon 7
What do you mean, Google isn't always the answer?
While Google may seem an easy solution, it's not always the best source of information. How do we encourage and support teachers to use other references, and make them feel at ease integrating them into instruction? The new INSPIRE interface for K-­‐12 will be one of the sources highlighted; come share your ideas as well!
Presenters: Susie Highley, MSD Warren Township
Target Audience
Primary Strand Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes, Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-­‐Learning
Key Topics: Information Literacy Research

Salon 8
It's Alive! A LiveBinder That Is.
We will be assembling LiveBinders that you can begin using right away. LiveBinders is your 3-­‐ring binder on the Web that lets you (1) collect your resources, (2) organize them neatly and easily and (3) present them with pride. Come with a topic in mind and leave with your own creation!
Presenters: Michelle Green, EVSC
Target Audience
Primary Strand Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes, One-­‐to-­‐One Computing for Transforming Learning
Key Topics: NETS for Teachers and for Students, Curating Content, Digital Student Portfolios

Friday 1:15-2:00

 

Veteran's 1
Get Dynamic, Award-Winning Digital Content
Now more than ever, educators are utilizing digital content to engage students while at the same time providing a more personalized and productive learning experience for each and
every student. ENA’s Consortium Program offers several leading digital content providers including Big Universe and BrainPOP to Indiana school corporations at unbeatable prices. Come discover the rich content that is available in each program and see how your school corporations can use these tools to prepare students for the 21st century.

Stephen Klausner, Education Networks of America
Target Audience: K-12

Key Topics: Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-Learning 

 

 

Veteran’s 2

Apple Lab Topic TBA 

Salon 6
Brain Research and Learning: A review of current brain research, learning, and resources for teachers
Current research in neuroscience is providing educators important information in how the brain processes information for solving problems, learning and remembering. Brain
activity in today’s students differs from their parents, due to their use of technology. The use of technology in the classroom must reflect these changes in learning styles. Presenter: Dave Couchman, STI

Salon 7
It's What You Do (Not the Device) that Matters!
After a successful pilot of Bring Your Own Technology in 2011-12, Brebeuf Jesuit announced a full 1:1 BYOT program for 2012-13. This presentation focuses on the professional development challenges as we actively changed our learning environment to
embrace a device in every student’s hand. By focusing on the learning objective (the verbs), the old way of push button training (based on the noun on the table) fades away and PD becomes more collaborative, empowering faculty to facilitate student-centric learning with access, evaluation and use of student personal devices.
Presenters: Jen LaMaster Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School JD Ferries-Rowe Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
Target Audience
Primary Strand One-to-One Computing for Transforming Learning, Leadership in the Digital Age, Online Learning Initiatives, e-Learning
Key Topics: Professional Development. 1:1 Computing

Salon 8
10 Tools to Unleash Creativity
Creativity is now the highest level of Bloom's Taxonomy and today's media-rich environment makes it possible for students to express themselves creatively anytime. In this session, participants will learn about 10 simple, free and powerful tools that anyone can use to bring their ideas to life.
Presenters: Timothy Wilhelmus EVSC Betsy Pruitt EVSC
Target Audience
Primary Strand
Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes, Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models
Key Topics: Creativity tools, digital storytelling, web 2.0 

 

 

 

Friday 2:15-­‐3:00

Veteran's 1

Presenters: Teacher of the Year Presentation

Veteran’s 2 Apple Lab Topic TBA 

 

 

Salon 6
Designing Toward Digital Citizenship: Rethinking Computer Curriculum
Computer classes, at their worst, are modern day equivalents of the typing class. In today's world of increasing information, social connectivity, and mastery expectations of apps/tools/programs/hardware, stand-alone computer courses can be the curriculum for empowering students to become digital citizens: acting independently, thinking critically, and contributing to a better world.
Presenters: JD Ferries-Rowe Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School Jennifer LaMaster Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School
Target Audience
Primary Strand:
Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes, Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models
Key Topics: Computer Science, Digital Citizenship, Social Media, 21st Century Skills, Critical Thinking, Assessment

Salon 7
The Jacobs Educator Awards Program: Recognizing and Supporting Teachers’ Use of Innovative Technologies
In this session, we will describe the Jacobs Educator Award Program. This program is offered through the Indiana University School of Education to recognize and support teachers throughout Indiana and the United States who are using technology in their classes to facilitate innovative inquiry-based activities with their students.
Presenter: Tom Brush, Indiana University
Target Audience: K-12 Higher Education
Primary Strand: Incorporating 21st Century Skills and Project Based Learning, Innovative Learning Models
Key Topics: Technology Leadership Recognizing Teaching Excellence

Salon 8
Keep It Clean!
“My computer’s not running like it used to!” How often does tech support hear that complaint? This session will demonstrate simple maintenance procedures, using readily

available freeware, for keeping hard drive and registry clutter to a minimum, eliminating spyware and streamlining the start-up sequence on Windows® based PC
Presenters: Luke Allen Illinois Computing Educators (ICE)
Target Audience

Primary Strand Building Your Students’ Technology Toolboxes, Key Topics: NETS Standards, Tech support issues 

 

 

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