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Wednesday, June 7
 

8:15am

What is Future Ready? Ignite Your Understanding!
Gear Leaders from Academy District 20's Future Ready Leadership Team, joined by IT-ES team members will share in a  5-minute Ignite Talk Format information about the Future Ready Initiative and what this means for students, teachers, and community members as we embark on a journey to "plan and implement personalized, research-based digital learning strategies so all students can achieve their full potential."

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Don Begier

Don Begier

Director of Information Technology for Education Services, Academy School District 20
I have been an educator for 22 years. I began my career as middle school social studies teacher and coach. I have taught middle and high school social studies, been an high school assistant principal, a middle and high school principal, an executive officer for learning services... Read More →
avatar for Lori Hartman

Lori Hartman

Instructional Technology Specialist, Academy District 20
Lori Hartman has served as the Academy District 20’s Instructional Technology Specialist since 2006. She has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology, and recently passed the CETL (Certified Educational Technology Leader) exam sponsored by the Consortium for School Networking... Read More →
avatar for Maureen Lang

Maureen Lang

Director for Professional Learning, Academy District 20
During the 33 years of Maureen’s career in education, she has held a variety of positions in Wyoming, Texas, Nevada, and Colorado.  The last 18 years have been in Academy District Twenty.  Her resume includes: parent volunteer, substitute teacher, high school athletic coach, elementary classroom teacher, talented and gifted teacher, Teacher on Special Assignment, IB Coordinator, assistant principal, and... Read More →
avatar for Nancy White

Nancy White

21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist, Academy District 20
Nancy White is the 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist for Academy School District 20 previously serving as the Information Literacy Specialist/Library Coordinator and working in middle school and elementary school libraries and classrooms in Colorado and Germany. Nancy provides professional development for district educators on 21st century skills and technology integration, and works with the IT-ES team to carry out the... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 8:15am - 9:00am
Auditorium

9:15am

Breakout EDU: Declaration of Independence Heist!
Limited Capacity filling up

LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS
In this Breakout participants will use primary sources to help find a stolen copy of The Declaration of Independence.  Participants will have the opportunity to experience the breakout and collaborate to plan ways to adapt the breakout to use in their own classrooms.

Audience: Grades 3-8 Teachers


Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Rachel Rollings

Rachel Rollings

TOSA, Academy District 20
Rachel Rollings is a Teacher On Special Assignment for Curriculum and Instruction.  She has been an educator in Academy District 20 for the past six school years.  Prior to becoming a TOSA, she was a fifth grade teacher for seven years.  She enjoys working with educators and presenting highly effective and engaging activities that they can use in their... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:15am - 10:10am
Room 501

9:15am

Unconference Session 1
This session will bring educators together to learn from each other, share what's working, and seek answers to their questions.   Do you have an education topic you'd like to explore with your peers ? Drop in here! IT-ES team members will be available to help and support your conversations and explorations.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for IT-ES Team

IT-ES Team

Academy District 20


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:15am - 10:10am
Room 500

9:15am

Cultivate Curiosity,Spark Imagination & Learning with Rosen Digital

This session will provide an overview of the Rosen Family of digital content that spans the K-12 learning community.  The presentation will include information on databases and interactive eBook resources that span a wide range of content areas. Rosen’s family of resources are designed to support the C3 SS Framework, NGSS, and Colorado state standards. Come experience how these media-rich resources bring learning to life.


Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Barbara Romersheuser

Barbara Romersheuser

Rosen Digital


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:15am - 10:10am
Room 511

9:15am

What's in a Meme?
Join us as we explore how to use memes for a variety of classroom and learning purposes. After a short presentation, we will support you in creating sample memes to get you started with making memes for learning and creating meme-based lessons and assessment activities for your students. Any device with internet capabilities will work for this workshop. We will also recommend apps for those with app-supporting devices. 

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Roger Henson

Roger Henson

Coordinator, Schools of Innovative Learning and Technology, Academy District Twenty Schools
I am passionate about active, collaborative, constructive, authentic and goal directed learning. | Roger Henson is the Coordinator for Academy School District 20’s Schools of Innovative Learning and Technology (Mountain View Elementary, Challenger Middle School and Pine Creek High School). His role is to coordinate and support students, teachers, administrators and parents as the Schools of Innovative Learning and Technology transition to mobile learners in a 1:1 mobile device environment. In his 15 years in education Roger has taught Kindergarten through 12th grade in a variety of subjects... Read More →
avatar for Kathryn Spencer

Kathryn Spencer

English Teacher, Academy School District 20
Since 2001, I have been an adolescent American literary instructional facilitator (high school English teacher) at Pine Creek High School. Prior to that, I lived and taught in Louisiana, but I love not getting eaten alive by mosquitoes here in Colorado.  In my spare time, I am pu... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:15am - 10:10am
Room 509

9:15am

Digital Citizenship for Future Ready Students

Digital Citizenship skills are essential for our students to be Future Ready.  This session will help district leaders understand all that Digital Citizenship encompasses, and how it connects within the state and ISTE standards.  We will share district efforts and next steps to create a baseline Digital Citizenship course for all teachers which provides  training, resources and support as they move forward with implementing a robust Digital Citizenship program in their classrooms. Time will be provided for participants to share what is working well in their schools to model, teach and give students feedback on digital citizenship.

CLICK HERE for session resources. 


Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Nancy White

Nancy White

21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist, Academy District 20
Nancy White is the 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist for Academy School District 20 previously serving as the Information Literacy Specialist/Library Coordinator and working in middle school and elementary school libraries and classrooms in Colorado and Germany. Nancy provides professional development for district educators on 21st century skills and technology integration, and works with the IT-ES team to carry out the... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 502

9:15am

Intro to Google Classroom
Google Classroom is a great way for you to push information, assignments, links, and videos to your students, and it's a way for them to turn in or complete digital work. It's a simple app that you and your students can access on any computer or mobile device. You will walk away from this intro session with your own classroom, knowing how to add your students to your classroom, and add assignments.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Doug Hinkle

Doug Hinkle

5th Grade Teacher, The daVinci Academy
Doug has taught 5th grade in D20 for the past 24 years.   He was one of the first elementary educators in the nation to use the flipped classroom idea, starting with math.  In doing this he was able to completely individualize and differentiate for students of all abilities an... Read More →
avatar for David Nelson

David Nelson

Digital Learning Coach, Explorer Elementary School
Dave is the Digital Learning Coach at Explorer Elementary. Passionate about digital learning, along with his teammate, teacher-librarian Darlene Burkhart, he seeks to integrate technology with the goals of personalizing educational experiences and transforming learning. Dave form... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 505

9:15am

LetsRecap - How to Get Students Speaking and Listening
You can do weekly formative assessments with students through the LetsRecap site. Learn how to make a video with questions that you will share in your Recap classroom. To demonstrate knowledge, students login to their Recap account, answer your questions verbally and return their assignment. You won't have any papers to shuffle, but you will see how much students have learned from their verbal responses as well as their intonation and facial expressions. This is ideal for a World Language classroom but has applications in many other subject areas. Be sure to bring your own headphones with a microphone to create your own Recap.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Anita Gandhi

Anita Gandhi

French Teacher, Academy District 20
I am a world language teacher and have developed numerous ways to engage students through technology. Through the use of technology, I have broken down the 4 walls of my classroom to bring the language to life, and provided students with personalized, individualized and different... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 510

9:15am

Upgrading Presentations through Design, Constraint, and Play!
Are you tired of student presentations that begin and end with slides crammed to the brim with text and a small cat photo placed here or there for engagement? Are you looking for a way to utilize the tool already available to you - Google Slides - for improved and upgraded presentations? Then look no more! In this workshop, participants will explore features of Google Slides - presentation mode with backchannel commenting, utilizing the background of a slide, and auto-advance - as well as related tools such as Slides Carnival to create engaged and upgraded presentations. We will create a series of presentations around the same topic to work with different presentation styles and engagement techniques. Learn first hand how to upgrade presentations for your students and for yourself!

The outcomes of this work shop include the following:
*Participants will acquire a working knowledge of Google Slides and the Presentation Mode with Backchannel comments
*Participants will acquire a working knowledge of how to use various levels of content in Google Slides (foreground and background) to change the presentation look and feel for a more image based presentation style.
*Participants will explore Slides Carnival to work with innovative and beautifully designed templates for Presentations.
*Participants will acquire a working knowledge of how to use auto-advance features in google slides to create their own ignite-style presentation.

Session Resources: http://bit.ly/2seEAp9

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Ivan Mayerhofer

Ivan Mayerhofer

English Teacher, Rampart High School
After completing his PhD at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Philosophy and teaching at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Colorado College, and UCCS, Ivan Mayerhofer decided to switch into K-12 teaching. He completed a Master of Arts in Teaching at Colorado College a... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 503

9:15am

Using SeeSaw to Energize Your Classroom
Come learn how to use SeeSaw as an e-portfolio for your students creative learning, to promote independent learners, build your class climate, and develop 21st Century Skills.
  • This is a hands-on workshop.
  • BYOD or an iPad will be available during the workshop for your use.
  • iPad users - download the free SeeSaw app
  • PC users - SeeSaw available through Google Chrome
SeeSaw Help Documents and Videos

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Amalia DeRamon

Amalia DeRamon

Digital Learning Coach, Edith Wolford Elementary School
Amalia De Ramon is the Digital Learning Coach and co-teacher of 21st Century Learning at Edith Wolford Elementary School. She has a Master’s degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of the Sacred Heart in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has been a... Read More →
avatar for Lori Hartman

Lori Hartman

Instructional Technology Specialist, Academy District 20
Lori Hartman has served as the Academy District 20’s Instructional Technology Specialist since 2006. She has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology, and recently passed the CETL (Certified Educational Technology Leader) exam sponsored by the Consortium for School Networking... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 504

9:15am

Augmented & Virtual Reality Playground
Try out multiple Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Apps in this hands-on playground. Talk with teachers about how you can use these tools with kids to inspire creativity and lead to deeper understanding of abstract ideas and concepts.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Emily Heinrich

Emily Heinrich

Intermediate Instructional Coach, Lewis Palmer School District 38
I am currently working as an Instructional Coach in Lewis Palmer District 38, but have been a classroom teacher for many years prior to this position.  I am passionate about the meaningful inclusion of technology and innovation in the modern day learning environment and love sha... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 9:15am - 11:15am
Playground Area 5th Floor Hallway

10:15am

Breakout EDU: Cinderella Around the World
Limited Capacity seats available

LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS
In this Breakout participants will use different versions of Cinderella to help to save Cinderella and the prince so they can live happily ever after while learning about the cultures the different stories of Cinderella derive from. Participants will have the opportunity to experience the breakout and collaborate to plan ways to adapt the breakout to use in their own classrooms.
Audience: Elementary Teachers


Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Rachel Rollings

Rachel Rollings

TOSA, Academy District 20
Rachel Rollings is a Teacher On Special Assignment for Curriculum and Instruction.  She has been an educator in Academy District 20 for the past six school years.  Prior to becoming a TOSA, she was a fifth grade teacher for seven years.  She enjoys working with educators and presenting highly effective and engaging activities that they can use in their... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 501

10:15am

Unconference Session 2
This session will bring educators together to learn from each other, share what's working, and seek answers to their questions.   Do you have an education topic you'd like to explore with your peers ? Drop in here! IT-ES team members will be available to help and support your conversations and explorations.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for IT-ES Team

IT-ES Team

Academy District 20


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 500

10:15am

Handwritten Note-Taking, Sketch-noting, and the iPad

We have all heard apocalyptic declarations about the efficacy of electronic note-taking and the demise of student handwriting.  Hear the latest about digital note-taking and test out some iPad-specific note-taking apps and ways to keep the kinesthetic in the digital classroom.  We will look at the iOS native Notes App, Notability ($9.99), and ProCreate ($5.99).  Please BYO iPad.

Link to today's session notes page: http://bit.ly/2r2QNZn


Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Michael Pollard

Michael Pollard

BYOD Integration Specialist, Academy District 20
Michael Pollard helps schools discern how to best integrate tech into their culture. He has coached students in English, Media, Tech, Cross Country, Track & Field, Guitar, and Life.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 509

12:45pm

Breakout EDU: Breaking Out in Primary Grades
Limited Capacity seats available

LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS
Experience several Breakouts designed for primary students based on a variety of books. Participants will have the opportunity to collaborate to plan ways to adapt the breakouts to use in their own classrooms. 
Audience: Grades K-2 Teachers 


Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Rachel Rollings

Rachel Rollings

TOSA, Academy District 20
Rachel Rollings is a Teacher On Special Assignment for Curriculum and Instruction.  She has been an educator in Academy District 20 for the past six school years.  Prior to becoming a TOSA, she was a fifth grade teacher for seven years.  She enjoys working with educators and presenting highly effective and engaging activities that they can use in their... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 501

12:45pm

From Digitized Worksheets to Digital Native Creations
Educational technologies can radically transform educational practices if teachers are willing to embrace the possibilities. However that transformation will be non-existent if teachers view educational technologies such as Google Apps for Education as ways for re-creating non-digital work in a digital environment. In this conversation, we will discuss strategies for creating digital native assignments. Starting with examples of typical assignments given to students, we will discuss digital possibilities and tools (such as Google Apps for Education, hyperlinks, embedding, and so on) to create similar activities that make full use of the web. Don’t just turn that handout into a Google Doc with tables. Make use of hyperlinks, embedded videos, drawings, digital collaboration and more! Let’s put our interdisciplinary minds together and create anew for our students!

Session Resources: http://bit.ly/2sBUY0h

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Ivan Mayerhofer

Ivan Mayerhofer

English Teacher, Rampart High School
After completing his PhD at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in Philosophy and teaching at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Colorado College, and UCCS, Ivan Mayerhofer decided to switch into K-12 teaching. He completed a Master of Arts in Teaching at Colorado College a... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 503

12:45pm

Unconference Session 3
This session will bring educators together to learn from each other, share what's working, and seek answers to their questions.   Do you have an education topic you'd like to explore with your peers ? Drop in here! IT-ES team members will be available to help and support your conversations and explorations.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for IT-ES Team

IT-ES Team

Academy District 20


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 500

12:45pm

Learning GO!
Learn how to use cutting edge Augmented Reality (AR) apps and programs in your school or classroom. Use AR to bridge the gap between the virtual world and the real world. AR allows students to visualize and interact with the world around them in entirely new ways. Create learning experiences for your students that take their understanding to the next level.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Emily Heinrich

Emily Heinrich

Intermediate Instructional Coach, Lewis Palmer School District 38
I am currently working as an Instructional Coach in Lewis Palmer District 38, but have been a classroom teacher for many years prior to this position.  I am passionate about the meaningful inclusion of technology and innovation in the modern day learning environment and love sha... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 509

12:45pm

SeeSaw For Student Choice
Have you been looking for the right application for student sharing, collaboration and documentation of student learning? Do you want something easy that even a kindergartner can use independently? In this hands-on activity (bring your iPad) you will discover the power of Seesaw. Our teachers love this tool, and use it with all curriculum areas K-5 including specialists and specials.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Jessica Babbs

Jessica Babbs

Digital Learning Coach and Media Specialist, Academy District 20
Jessica is a Digital Learning Coach and Teacher Librarian at Ranch Creek Elementary, an IB school in Academy District 20. She provides guidance, support and creative ideas for teachers and students at her school.
avatar for Katherine Kates

Katherine Kates

Digital Learning Coach, Academy District 20
Katherine is a Digital Learning Coach and Teacher Librarian at Rockrimmon Elementary, an IB school in Academy District 20. She provides guidance, support and creative ideas for teachers and students at her school.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 504

12:45pm

Digital Badges: Another Way to Acknowledge Student Success
In this session participants will learn about the Digital Badge program in Aurora Public Schools--historical context leading to current practices while also discussing lessons learned along the way. Participants will learn why and how APS has connected badging to 21st Century Skill development through the exploration of specific student examples. Participants will have time to explore Credly, an online badging platform, and walk away a variety of tools and resources

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Amanda Rose Fuller

Amanda Rose Fuller

Digital Badge Planner, Aurora Public Schools
For the last 10 years Amanda Rose Fuller has been working in the field of education - starting in Tennessee, with a pit stop in Europe and finally landing in the Aurora Public Schools. Last school year she made the move out of the classroom to join the exciting and innovative Dig... Read More →
avatar for Jenise Rosa

Jenise Rosa

Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Partner for Aurora Public Schools, Aurora Public Schools
Jenise Rosa started her career in education as a secondary English teacher and was in the classroom for 14 years before transitioning into her role as a Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Partner for Aurora Public Schools. This position allows her to support a variety of caree... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:45pm - 2:40pm
Room 502

12:45pm

EdPuzzle - Formative assessments using video
You will learn how to link your EdPuzzle and Google Classroom accounts to create formative assessments based on videos from TedTalks, Youtube, Vimeo, Khan Academy and more! EdPuzzle is an exciting new way to gauge student progress while engaging them in a fun new way to learn. Students get immediate feedback on their abilities and are 100% engaged. By the end of this workshop you will make your own EdPuzzle ready to assign. Be sure to bring your own headphones with a microphone to get the most out of this session.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Anita Gandhi

Anita Gandhi

French Teacher, Academy District 20
I am a world language teacher and have developed numerous ways to engage students through technology. Through the use of technology, I have broken down the 4 walls of my classroom to bring the language to life, and provided students with personalized, individualized and different... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:45pm - 2:40pm
Room 510

12:45pm

Google Templates

This session will allow you to realize the potential of using Google Tools in your classroom. Since becoming a Google Innovator in 2009, I have fully embraced many of the tools to maximize learning and engagement in my classroom. When you come to this session, I will show you some interactive options with Google Drawings. You will be able to explore and have some ready-made lessons or lessons you can customize for your students. You will be able to get Docs, Drawings, and Presentations by attending this session. Many of the takeaways will benefit language arts, science and social studies. My site: https://sites.google.com/site/kidsnetsofttemplates/home


Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Chris Clementi

Chris Clementi

Computer Design Teacher, Mountain Ridge Middle School
I have been teaching Computer Design at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Academy District 20 since 2003. During that time, I have had four of my lessons published in the EdTech Magazine: Internet Hoaxes, Multimedia Projects, Global Warming and Online Culture. I am the author of... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:45pm - 2:40pm
Room 505

12:45pm

Amplifying Classroom Success: Intro to Flexcat & Project Based Learning
Try out a sample PBL Unit while learning how classroom amplification can improve the learnering environment and open pathways to greater connectedness and educational success for everyone in the classroom. Many feel hearing better and clearly is a function of "louder" sound. But it's not, it's a function of "loud enough" AND "clear and intelligible" speech. They will learn how to fill every corner of the learning environment with clear and intelligible speech. Bonus: Gaining clarity and understanding of what true "PBL" is!

CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO PBL EXERCISE

CLICK HERE FOR FLEXCAT INFORMATION

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Lightspeed-Tek

Lightspeed-Tek

Territory Manager
Patrick O'Conner: I have been involved in helping to elevate educational effectiveness and classroom success since 2007.
avatar for Nancy White

Nancy White

21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist, Academy District 20
Nancy White is the 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist for Academy School District 20 previously serving as the Information Literacy Specialist/Library Coordinator and working in middle school and elementary school libraries and classrooms in Colorado and Germany. Nancy provides professional development for district educators on 21st century skills and technology integration, and works with the IT-ES team to carry out the... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 511

12:45pm

Electronic Music in the Classroom
The playground will focus on digital audio workstations, midi controllers, and content that teachers music theory and performance.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Dustin Flesher

Dustin Flesher

Teacher, Academy District 20
The presenter has been teaching in District 20 for ten years. His primary focus is Social Studies, but he also teacher music classes using traditional strings instruments and digital audio workstations


Wednesday June 7, 2017 12:45pm - 4:00pm
Playground Area 5th Floor Hallway

1:45pm

Breakout EDU
Limited Capacity seats available

LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS 
  • This is a STUDENT-LED session!
  • Come and see how to FLIP Breakout EDU so that STUDENTSbecomee game creators and experience their unique novel-based Breakouts that incorporate THEME, HISTORICAL BACKGROUND, SYMBOLISM, IMPORTANT QUOTES, etc. See how amazing and creative students can be!

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Heather Scott

Heather Scott

English Teacher and Digital Learning Coach, Air Academy HS, Academy District 20
Heather Scott is a high school English teacher and Digital Learning Coach at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, CO. Heather has honed her skills as an early adopter, constantly finding ways to make her classroom more paperless and innovative. She is an avid classroom c... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
Room 501

1:45pm

20 Great Apps for Elementary Educators
Build your tech tool box with these 20+ apps every educator should know about. You may have heard of some, while others may be new to you. This quick run-down will help spark some new ideas for the upcoming school year.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Autumn Cave Crosby

Autumn Cave Crosby

2nd Grade Teacher, Discovery Canyon Elementary School
Autumn has been teaching for 15 years and has been an International Baccalaureate teacher for 12 years. During that time, she has taken her students around the globe on numerous digital learning experiences. She has presented workshops in her district on digital learning, global... Read More →



Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
Room 509

1:45pm

Facilitating Productive Classroom Conversations Using Desmos Activity Builder
Experience a Desmos activity through a student lens and learn how to utilize the teacher dashboard and classroom conversation toolkit to facilitate individual and collaborative student thinking. We’ll also discuss ways to adapt or create your own high quality Desmos activities. Bring a tablet or laptop to maximize your participation.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Lisa Bejarano

Lisa Bejarano

Math Teacher, Academy District 20
Lisa Bejarano is in her 13th year as a mathematics educator and her fourth year teaching at Aspen Valley High School. She currently teaches Geometry, Precalculus, and Introduction to Computer Programming to students in grades 9–12, primarily using problem-based tasks, inquiry, and debate. | | Lisa is a recent PAEMST awardee, a Desmos Fellow, and is National Board Certified in adolescent and young adult mathematics. Lisa holds a Master Teacher Certification... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
Room 503

1:45pm

Unconference Session 4
This session will bring educators together to learn from each other, share what's working, and seek answers to their questions.   Do you have an education topic you'd like to explore with your peers ? Drop in here! IT-ES team members will be available to help and support your conversations and explorations.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for IT-ES Team

IT-ES Team

Academy District 20


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 500

1:45pm

Plickers in the Classroom
Plickers lets you poll your class for free, without the need for student devices. Just give each student a card (a "paper clicker"), and use an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device to scan them to deliver multiple choice/TF assessments, instant checks-for-understanding, exit tickets, impromptu polls, and more. Your data is automatically saved. In this workshop we will discuss classroom applications, the basics of how to use the software, and how to collect the data. Participants will receive a set of Plicker cards for their own classroom (while supplies last)!  

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Lori Hartman

Lori Hartman

Instructional Technology Specialist, Academy District 20
Lori Hartman has served as the Academy District 20’s Instructional Technology Specialist since 2006. She has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology, and recently passed the CETL (Certified Educational Technology Leader) exam sponsored by the Consortium for School Networking... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 504

3:00pm

Breakout EDU
Limited Capacity seats available

LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS
  • This is an STUDENT-LED session!
  • Come and see how to FLIP Breakout EDU so that STUDENTSbecomee game creators and experience their unique novel-based Breakouts that incorporate THEME, HISTORICAL BACKGROUND, SYMBOLISM, IMPORTANT QUOTES, etc. See how amazing and creative students can be!

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Heather Scott

Heather Scott

English Teacher and Digital Learning Coach, Air Academy HS, Academy District 20
Heather Scott is a high school English teacher and Digital Learning Coach at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, CO. Heather has honed her skills as an early adopter, constantly finding ways to make her classroom more paperless and innovative. She is an avid classroom c... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 501

3:00pm

Know Your Place: Placemaking, Storytelling & the Struggle for Human Relevance
We are preparing students for successful futures in a world of automation and outsourcing. This session investigates and unpacks skills that people do better than machines and that can't be shipped to other countries. Let's be human and start making meaning together.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Noah Geisel

Noah Geisel

Noah is the 2013 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year. Noah leads EdTech professional development, does education consulting, keynotes. Noah is the co-founder of #BadgechatK12 , a weekly Twitter chat on the use of badging in education. Noah is also the Education Dir... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 503

3:00pm

Unconference Session 5
This session will bring educators together to learn from each other, share what's working, and seek answers to their questions.   Do you have an education topic you'd like to explore with your peers ? Drop in here! IT-ES team members will be available to help and support your conversations and explorations.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for IT-ES Team

IT-ES Team

Academy District 20


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 500

3:00pm

Everyone Can Code

We believe that coding is an essential skill that teaches students how to solve problems and work together in creative ways. Learn about Everyone Can Code, a program designed to give everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code with Swift. You’ll hear about Swift Playgrounds—a free iPad app for first-time coders with fun and interactive lessons—and explore the accompanying teacher guide. You’ll also find out about App Development with Swift, a curriculum for high school and college on Mac that shows students how to create apps from start to finish. Then explore ways your district can integrate coding into curriculum.

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Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 511

3:00pm

Oh, the Places You Will Go with Google Maps and StreetView
Have you ever been to Paris?  Machu Picchu? How about Stonehenge? Would you love to explore the Tardis? Or Diagonon Alley? Safely “swim” with sharks? Come play and experience the magic of Google Maps, Street View and try out Google Cardboard.  These tools offer an immersive experience that allow students and teachers alike to travel and see the world! Discussion will follow to share ideas for how to use these tools for learning.

CLICK HERE for session resources.

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Nancy White

21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist, Academy District 20
Nancy White is the 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist for Academy School District 20 previously serving as the Information Literacy Specialist/Library Coordinator and working in middle school and elementary school libraries and classrooms in Colorado and Germany. Nancy provides professional development for district educators on 21st century skills and technology integration, and works with the IT-ES team to carry out the... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 505

3:00pm

Putting the A in STEAM- using iPads to Integrate the Arts
Explore your creative side and learn to integrate the arts through the use of iPads. This class will briefly touch on what arts integration is and why it should be included in steAm. We will share examples of integration projects, let you give it a try, give apps used, and share tips. Bring biographies to life, create musical timelines, and MORE! Participants will need to download the Chatterpix app for interactive activity.

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Ian Schimmel

Digital Learning Coach, The daVinci Academy
Ian is the Digital Learning Coach and STEAM Coordinator at the da Vinci Academy in Colorado Springs where he was previously an intermediate teacher.  He earned an Ed.D. from Northeastern University, a MA from Colorado College, and an BA from UCCS.  He currently lives in Colorado... Read More →
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Tracy Schneider

Digital Learning Coach/Librarian, Academy District 20
Tracy Schneider is currently a Digital Learning Coach/Librarian and makes up the other half of the Digital Learning Team at The da Vinci Academy in Colorado Springs.  She recently received her MA from the University of Denver in Information & Learning Technologies.  She has been teaching in Academy D20 for 9 years, with the past 4 years spent as an elementary teacher librarian... Read More →


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 504

3:00pm

Teaching and Learning with Osmo
This presentation will be hands-on, allowing participants to play with the Osmo iPad gaming system apps to see how they work, as well as providing them with some concrete ideas of how to use the apps with students that have succeeded in an elementary school. There will be eight Osmo games covered: Coding, Masterpiece, Monster, Newton, Numbers, Pizza Co, Tangrams, and Words. Osmo will only work with iPads so that device would need to be one utilized by the teachers attending in order for the session to be beneficial for them. Up to thirteen Osmo gaming systems will be available for participants to use. They will NOT need an iPad to participate in the session.

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Jessica Babbs

Digital Learning Coach and Media Specialist, Academy District 20
Jessica is a Digital Learning Coach and Teacher Librarian at Ranch Creek Elementary, an IB school in Academy District 20. She provides guidance, support and creative ideas for teachers and students at her school.
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Katherine Kates

Digital Learning Coach, Academy District 20
Katherine is a Digital Learning Coach and Teacher Librarian at Rockrimmon Elementary, an IB school in Academy District 20. She provides guidance, support and creative ideas for teachers and students at her school.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 509

3:00pm

using Front Row to Help Your Students Grow

Front Row empowers more than 330,000 teachers to deliver the perfect lesson to all of their students across Math, ELA and Social Studies. Learn how to use this tool in your classroom to help your students grow, and get a sneak peek at the upcoming Front Row features that will be released for the 2017-2018 school year.


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Olivia Boger

Front Row Education
Olivia is a former Kindergarten teacher who helps educators deliver the perfect lesson to every one of their students by using Front Row. 
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Chris Sidor

Director of Sales and Customer Success, Front Row Education
Chris leads the team that works with teachers to ensure they’re getting the most out of Front Row. He is passionate about helping teachers deliver a world-class education to all of their students.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 510

3:00pm

Shared Leadership, Flexible Classroom Space and Transformational Learning: a new model for teacher leading and learning
This panel discussion will examine the Digital Learning Coaches model that was employed at Air Academy High School, a BYOD high school, during the 2016-17 school year. Panelists will discuss the shared DLC model, the acquisition and use of flexible classroom spaces, and working with staff to increase transformational learning and provide coaching and just-in-time learning through our teacher Professional Learning after school “university” at AAHS.

Facilitator/Speaker
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Korina Bierman

Academy School District 20
I am a science teacher and Digital Learning Coach at Air Academy High School.  I strive to implement relevant technological tools that enhance learning for all students.  I LOVE thinking creatively about technology integration and ensuring all students are successful!  ... Read More →
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Troy Gedack

Assistant Principal, Academy School District 20
I thoroughly love working with students, staff and the community at EMS.  Prior to becoming an administrator, I was an Instructional Coach, Gifted/Talented coordinator, middle US History teacher and theater coach. I graduated from Colorado College with my degree in History/Political Science and a minor in... Read More →
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Renee Motter

Teacher, Academy District 20
Renee Motter is an English Teacher, TAG Coordinator, and Speech and Debate coach at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. During her 22 years of teaching, Renee has always enjoyed finding ways to incorporate technology into her classroom.  From the days of laser... Read More →
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Michael Pollard

BYOD Integration Specialist, Academy District 20
Michael Pollard helps schools discern how to best integrate tech into their culture. He has coached students in English, Media, Tech, Cross Country, Track & Field, Guitar, and Life.
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Heather Scott

English Teacher and Digital Learning Coach, Air Academy HS, Academy District 20
Heather Scott is a high school English teacher and Digital Learning Coach at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, CO. Heather has honed her skills as an early adopter, constantly finding ways to make her classroom more paperless and innovative. She is an avid classroom c... Read More →
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Mark Wahlstrom

Assistant Principal, Academy District 20
View Mark's profile on Linked In.


Wednesday June 7, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 502
 
Thursday, June 8
 

8:00am

Sharing Ownership of Learning for the Future

Our keynote will feature the case for and a case study of the importance of leveraging modern tools, instructional best practices, and professional learning to prepare the adults and children in our schools for the learning and habits our world will require. Through three narratives, Zac will point to what tech-enabled, project-based, inquiry-driven learning can look like in our schools and why it matters. He'll also outline what his district is doing to make sure students aren't the only ones getting personalized, responsive learning experiences.


Thursday June 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Auditorium

9:15am

Breakout EDU-Secondary Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS
We will play Time Warp from Breakout EDU. We will also discuss ways to use this powerful learning activity in your classroom.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller

Educational Technology Instructor, Fountain-Fort Carson SD 8
Rachel taught elementary students both in a traditional classroom and in technology for six years. She has worked as a technology professional development coordinator for the past two years. Her focus is on helping teachers find and learn tools to enhance and transform student le... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:15am - 10:10am
Room 501

9:15am

Unconference Session 6
This session will bring educators together to learn from each other, share what's working, and seek answers to their questions.   Do you have an education topic you'd like to explore with your peers ? Drop in here! IT-ES team members will be available to help and support your conversations and explorations.

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IT-ES Team

Academy District 20


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:15am - 10:10am
Room 500

9:15am

50 Ways to Use Board Builder

Discovery Education’s Board Builder is a dynamic tool that enables teachers and students to create digital bulletin boards with a variety of embedded media, including sourced resources and resources created by the user.  In this session, you will be inspired by the many different ways students and teachers can use this versatile tool for learning.

CLICK HERE FOR TONS OF RESOURCES!


Facilitator/Speaker
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Scott Burns

Discovery Education
Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between. | | Accelerate student achievement in your district by capturing the minds and imaginations of students with the fascination of Discovery, tapping into students' natural curiosity and desire to learn. | | Discovery Education offers a portfolio of opportunities for districts to meet students where they want to learn in the digital age. With award-winning digital content, interactive lessons, virtual experiences with some of Discovery's greatest talent, classroom contests... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:15am - 10:10am
Room 510

9:15am

Everyone Can Code

We believe that coding is an essential skill that teaches students how to solve problems and work together in creative ways. Learn about Everyone Can Code, a program designed to give everyone the power to learn, write, and teach code with Swift. You’ll hear about Swift Playgrounds—a free iPad app for first-time coders with fun and interactive lessons—and explore the accompanying teacher guide. You’ll also find out about App Development with Swift, a curriculum for high school and college on Mac that shows students how to create apps from start to finish. Then explore ways your district can integrate coding into curriculum.

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Thursday June 8, 2017 9:15am - 10:10am
Room 511

9:15am

Shades of 1:1 - What Models Work Best to Transform Classrooms
While some schools are able to reach the ratio of one student per device, it isn't always the ideal environment in which to learn and it . 1:1 status can create expectations that students are always on devices or it can allow for huge numbers of devices to go unused in the carts around a school. In this session we will explore all of the different ways of leveraging a 1:1 ratio as well as moving beyond a simple ratio to discuss the relationship between a student and a device that is far more advantageous to blended and personalized learning.

How does device access (and usage) change the way we plan lessons to create more engaging learning tasks? How does it support and empower students? If we haven't answered these questions, why should we hold a 1:1 ratio up as the ideal? In this session we will interrogate the notion of 1:1 and explore alternative ways of supporting Blended and Personalized Learning in our schools.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Ben Wilkoff

Ben Wilkoff

Director of Blended and Personalized Learning, Aurora Public Schools
Ben Wilkoff is the Director of Blended and Personalized Learning in Aurora Public Schools. He led the Personalized Professional Learning efforts in Denver Public Schools. He has taught middle schoolers English. He has managed online communities for Edmodo and been an Online Learn... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 502

9:15am

App Mashing
Why limit yourself or your students to one tool at one time? With App Mashing, learners can create content with a variety of apps! The key to App Mashing is the camera roll. What’s important is that content is being created, but it doesn’t have to be all digital. Imagine a student who creates in the real world, takes a picture or video, brings it into a product/app, and shares it with others. The idea is creation and publishing without limits! This two hour, hands-on workshop will inspire you to seek the right apps for the project and mash them together for a final product.

Facilitator/Speaker
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Lori Hartman

Instructional Technology Specialist, Academy District 20
Lori Hartman has served as the Academy District 20’s Instructional Technology Specialist since 2006. She has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Instructional Technology, and recently passed the CETL (Certified Educational Technology Leader) exam sponsored by the Consortium for School Networking... Read More →
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Roger Henson

Coordinator, Schools of Innovative Learning and Technology, Academy District Twenty Schools
I am passionate about active, collaborative, constructive, authentic and goal directed learning. | Roger Henson is the Coordinator for Academy School District 20’s Schools of Innovative Learning and Technology (Mountain View Elementary, Challenger Middle School and Pine Creek High School). His role is to coordinate and support students, teachers, administrators and parents as the Schools of Innovative Learning and Technology transition to mobile learners in a 1:1 mobile device environment. In his 15 years in education Roger has taught Kindergarten through 12th grade in a variety of subjects... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 509

9:15am

Capture the Moment
Enhance your teaching skills through video reflection by capturing video in your classroom.  This presentation will give you an introduction into recording and editing video of your personal classroom instruction and teacher-student interactions.  The focus will be on tips for using Swivl, digital recording devices and Movie Maker to create and edit video clips for teacher reflection.

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Thursday June 8, 2017 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 503

9:15am

Google Classroom and Google Drive - taking them to the next level
We will explore how to organize your Google Drive and how to share a variety of learning opportunities with students. Google Drive is not just a cloud! Learn how to create assignments that have a specific turn in, share with all students, schedule work for a later date and assign to multiple classes with one click. In Google Classroom build activities beyond simple worksheets which include visual prompts, templates for games and daily practice.

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avatar for Anita Gandhi

Anita Gandhi

French Teacher, Academy District 20
I am a world language teacher and have developed numerous ways to engage students through technology. Through the use of technology, I have broken down the 4 walls of my classroom to bring the language to life, and provided students with personalized, individualized and different... Read More →
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Tana Tornquist

Teacher, Academy International ES, Academy 20


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 505

9:15am

Step Up Your Seesaw Game
***Please bring a device with Seesaw on it. If possible, bring a second device with Seesaw (like a phone) so that you can easily approve apps through the teacher portal. I will also have a few devices available for your use***
This workshop is designed for educators that have dabbled or started using Seesaw in their classroom and are ready to take it to the next level. Come learn and share how students mash up Seesaw with other creation apps to demonstrate their understanding, teach other students a skill, or collaborate and connect with others. Collect some new ideas to help your students build a portfolio, or gather tools to transform your class into a blended learning environment that supports the needs of all of your learners. Participants should have a basic knowledge of Seesaw in order to get the most out of this workshop. Participants are encouraged to bring any examples from their classroom to share.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Autumn Cave Crosby

Autumn Cave Crosby

2nd Grade Teacher, Discovery Canyon Elementary School
Autumn has been teaching for 15 years and has been an International Baccalaureate teacher for 12 years. During that time, she has taken her students around the globe on numerous digital learning experiences. She has presented workshops in her district on digital learning, global... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 9:15am - 11:15am
Room 504

9:15am

Makerspaces & STEM Playground
TBA

Facilitator/Speaker
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Christine Schein

Digital Literacy Specialist, Colorado Department of Education


Thursday June 8, 2017 9:15am - 11:15am
Playground Area 5th Floor Hallway

10:15am

Breakout EDU
Limited Capacity seats available

LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS
  • This is an STUDENT-LED session!
  • Come and see how to FLIP Breakout EDU so that STUDENTSbecomee game creators and experience their unique novel-based Breakouts that incorporate THEME, HISTORICAL BACKGROUND, SYMBOLISM, IMPORTANT QUOTES, etc. See how amazing and creative students can be!

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Heather Scott

Heather Scott

English Teacher and Digital Learning Coach, Air Academy HS, Academy District 20
Heather Scott is a high school English teacher and Digital Learning Coach at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, CO. Heather has honed her skills as an early adopter, constantly finding ways to make her classroom more paperless and innovative. She is an avid classroom c... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 501

10:15am

Unconference Session 7
This session will bring educators together to learn from each other, share what's working, and seek answers to their questions.   Do you have an education topic you'd like to explore with your peers ? Drop in here! IT-ES team members will be available to help and support your conversations and explorations.

Facilitator/Speaker
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IT-ES Team

Academy District 20


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 500

10:15am

Creativity in Presentations
Students and teachers have been using PowerPoint for years. Transform presentations in your classroom by using new tools from Microsoft. Sway and Office Mix help to create engaging multimedia presentations. Easy to learn and simple to use, walk away with ideas you can implement immediately.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller

Educational Technology Instructor, Fountain-Fort Carson SD 8
Rachel taught elementary students both in a traditional classroom and in technology for six years. She has worked as a technology professional development coordinator for the past two years. Her focus is on helping teachers find and learn tools to enhance and transform student le... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 510

10:15am

Spotlight on Colorado

Spotlight on Colorado is an “interactive” series of eBooks that combines videos, activities, dynamic timelines, primary sources, and teaching tools to provide a comprehensive understanding of the land, people, and rich history of Colorado.  The session will highlight how to collaborative teach to blend the eBook experience into learning. Find out how inquiry partners in media-rich resources to bring digital content into your teaching and student tools. Also meet and discuss with veteran educator/author, Jamie Shunk, how to blend the Teacher Planning Guide’s variety of resources into your Colorado studies.


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Thursday June 8, 2017 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 511

12:30pm

BYOD/Mobile Device Playground

Whether your school is providing mobile devices or using BYOD to support its Mobile-, Digital-, or Personalized-Learning program, this playground is designed to allow teachers, administrators, and tech-leaders to explore tools and resources and to discuss strategies for implementation.  Bring your mobile device to play around!

 


Facilitator/Speaker
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Michael Pollard

BYOD Integration Specialist, Academy District 20
Michael Pollard helps schools discern how to best integrate tech into their culture. He has coached students in English, Media, Tech, Cross Country, Track & Field, Guitar, and Life.


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Playground Area 5th Floor Hallway

12:45pm

Breakout EDU-Elementary
Limited Capacity seats available

LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS
We will play Spyder Heist from Breakout EDU. We will discuss ways to use this powerful learning tool in your classroom.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller

Educational Technology Instructor, Fountain-Fort Carson SD 8
Rachel taught elementary students both in a traditional classroom and in technology for six years. She has worked as a technology professional development coordinator for the past two years. Her focus is on helping teachers find and learn tools to enhance and transform student le... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 501

12:45pm

Creating a Culture for Change
Research from Project RED shows that a deliberate change management strategy is one of the most significant factors in determining the success of an initiative. Learn the specifics of a change management strategy successfully implemented in schools across the country and how deliberate planning, common language and clear criteria can have a transformative impact on technology integration.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Alex Inman

Alex Inman

Senior Collaborator, Educational Collaborators
A 20 year veteran in Educational Technology, Alex is the founder of Educational Collaborators, a national consulting firm that is a top partner of both Google and Microsoft. Alex has been a classroom teacher, tech integrator, and senior administrator in public and private schools in Wisconsin, Missouri and Washington, DC... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 502

12:45pm

Unconference Session 8
This session will bring educators together to learn from each other, share what's working, and seek answers to their questions.   Do you have an education topic you'd like to explore with your peers ? Drop in here! IT-ES team members will be available to help and support your conversations and explorations.

Facilitator/Speaker
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IT-ES Team

Academy District 20


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 500

12:45pm

'Explain Everything' in the classroom
Attendees will learn to use Explain Everything, inquiry, and the iPads in conjunction with Airserver to engage students in true 21st century learning.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Jenna Beer

Jenna Beer

4th Grade Teacher, Academy District 20
Teaching has been my passion since I was a child. I have had the pleasure of teaching fourth and fifth grade here at Antelope Trails for 13 years! Using my extensive training and experience in data analysis and curriculum development, I am able to differentiate instruction for students in a way that is engaging and... Read More →
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Jill Combs

4th Grade Teacher, Academy District 20
Both Jill has 16 years of classroom teaching in Academy District 20.  A passion for technology in the classroom drives her teaching!


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 504

12:45pm

Breakout 2.0: Students as Designers
Breakout boxes are all the rage. Teachers set them up as a way for students to explore and apply new knowledge as they solve the puzzles essential to the locks. However, there is much to be learned in setting up the activities and puzzles to be solved. In this session, the presenters will take the participants through their experience of flipping the activity so that students set up breakouts as a culminating unit activity. The presenters will brainstorm with participants other areas and ideas for having students create breakout activities and will help participants begin to set up the activity to guide students through the process of creating their own breakout box activities. Participants will leave the session with guidelines and ideas to facilitate students’ creation of their own breakouts.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Renee Motter

Renee Motter

Teacher, Academy District 20
Renee Motter is an English Teacher, TAG Coordinator, and Speech and Debate coach at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. During her 22 years of teaching, Renee has always enjoyed finding ways to incorporate technology into her classroom.  From the days of laser... Read More →
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Heather Scott

English Teacher and Digital Learning Coach, Air Academy HS, Academy District 20
Heather Scott is a high school English teacher and Digital Learning Coach at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, CO. Heather has honed her skills as an early adopter, constantly finding ways to make her classroom more paperless and innovative. She is an avid classroom c... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 510

12:45pm

Seesaw with Your Students
Come see what the hype is all about! Empower your students to share their learning. Allow them to choose how they share what they have learned. Open your virtual doors for other classrooms and parents to collaborate and communicate in a safe and friendly teacher monitored environment. Flip your lessons easily, or differentiate at the push of a button. Create a blended learning environment that supports ISTE's standards for teachers and students. Seesaw is an amazing and versatile tool that can transform your classroom and change the way you facilitate learning.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Autumn Cave Crosby

Autumn Cave Crosby

2nd Grade Teacher, Discovery Canyon Elementary School
Autumn has been teaching for 15 years and has been an International Baccalaureate teacher for 12 years. During that time, she has taken her students around the globe on numerous digital learning experiences. She has presented workshops in her district on digital learning, global... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 12:45pm - 1:40pm
Room 509

12:45pm

Let's Get Personal! (Introduction to Personalized Learning)
Attendees will experience hands-on best instructional practices for implementing personalized learning in the classroom. Traditional, blended and/or online arenas will be addressed based on need. Topics addressed in workshop feature the elements of a personalized learning education model to include student profile, diagnostic, learning objectives, pathway building, voice and choice of resources, activities, assignments, and assessments. Participants will take away ideas and tools for immediate use in their classrooms, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of enrollment in iLC's professional development course Introduction to Personalized Learning, worth 15 clock hours toward recertification or 1 college credit.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Jill Pellegrini

Jill Pellegrini

Director of Professional Development, iLearn Collaborative
After a brief stint in marketing and sales, Jill followed her heart and has spent the last 20 years as an educator. In addition to her experience in a traditional school setting, Jill has eight years of experience teaching both online and blended classes in English and Humanities... Read More →
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Rosemary Sweat

Program Support manager/Course Developer, iLearn Collaborative
Rosemary wears many hats as Program Support Manager for iLC. Not only does she develop, design and facilitate online courses for professional development, she oversees much of the minutiae that allows iLC to continue its ascent in the world of educational innovation. Event planning, conference design, communications, and support services are included in her repertoire of responsibilities. | | Rosemary has over 20 years of experience in the field of education... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:45pm - 2:40pm
Room 503

12:45pm

Discovery Education: Creation and Learning

Learn how you can transform learning by utilizing Discovery Education’s vast portfolio of resources to capture the minds and imaginations of students. These dynamic resources support all learners - educators and students, in the digital age through standards-based digital content, interactive lessons, real time assessment, virtual experiences, and creative builder tools. This is not your mother’s database! This is the session to attend to prepare you for an engaging year of learning that will not only motivate your students, but inspire you as well! Don't miss out!


Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Scott Burns

Scott Burns

Discovery Education
Discovery Education transforms classrooms, empowers teachers and captivates students by leading the way in providing high quality, dynamic, digital content to school districts large and small, rural and suburban and everything in between. | | Accelerate student achievement in your district by capturing the minds and imaginations of students with the fascination of Discovery, tapping into students' natural curiosity and desire to learn. | | Discovery Education offers a portfolio of opportunities for districts to meet students where they want to learn in the digital age. With award-winning digital content, interactive lessons, virtual experiences with some of Discovery's greatest talent, classroom contests... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 12:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 511

1:45pm

Designing an Hour of Code Week
We will present our process for creating an Hour of Code week that is differentiated for students of all ages and abilities, in schools or classrooms that have varying levels of technology.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Dawn Edgar

Dawn Edgar

Digital Learning Coach, Academy District 20
I have taught in D20 for 17 years in various roles: Special Education Resource, Title 1 Coordinator, Classroom Teacher. I am a lifelong learner whose primary aim is to help teachers embrace student-driven learning.
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Janet Krompier

Science/STEM Educator, Academy District 20
Janet is the science/STEM educator at High Plains Elementary School. She is also a founding member of eleSTEMary, Pikes Peak Coalition for Elementary STEM Education. eleSTEMary offers free monthly workshops for educators in the Pikes Peak region. Janet’s passion for STEM edu... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
Room 504

1:45pm

Isolation in a Hyper-Connected World
We are inundated with tools to gather information. However, the sophistication to select and filter information has left us surrounded by similar information re-enforcing existing beliefs while stunting our ability to grow. Come learn how this happens, its impact on us and society as well as strategies to game those systems so we can become better informed individuals and citizens.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Alex Inman

Alex Inman

Senior Collaborator, Educational Collaborators
A 20 year veteran in Educational Technology, Alex is the founder of Educational Collaborators, a national consulting firm that is a top partner of both Google and Microsoft. Alex has been a classroom teacher, tech integrator, and senior administrator in public and private schools in Wisconsin, Missouri and Washington, DC... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
Room 502

1:45pm

Student Care and Treatment of Digital Devices
How do we help students understand their role as caretaker of digital devices and instill good habits and digital citizenship behaviors? Come learn and share practices that are working to help students develop into responsible users of technology.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Autumn Cave Crosby

Autumn Cave Crosby

2nd Grade Teacher, Discovery Canyon Elementary School
Autumn has been teaching for 15 years and has been an International Baccalaureate teacher for 12 years. During that time, she has taken her students around the globe on numerous digital learning experiences. She has presented workshops in her district on digital learning, global... Read More →



Thursday June 8, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
Room 509

1:45pm

Make Learning Visible with Digital Portfolios
Looking for a way to make student learning visible? You're in luck! Pam and Rachel are going to break down how to use Google Sites for Digital Portfolios. From littles to bigs, we have a plan for all kiddos to harness the power of the Google.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Pam Lewis

Pam Lewis

21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist, Falcon District 49
Pamela Lewis is the 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist in School District 49.  She's been in the district since 2005, which is where she started her teaching career in 4th grade.  She taught 4th and then 5th grades at Ridgeview Elementary School until she left the clas... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller

Educational Technology Instructor, Fountain-Fort Carson SD 8
Rachel taught elementary students both in a traditional classroom and in technology for six years. She has worked as a technology professional development coordinator for the past two years. Her focus is on helping teachers find and learn tools to enhance and transform student le... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:45pm - 2:40pm
Room 510

1:45pm

Breakout EDU
Limited Capacity seats available

LIMITED TO 15 PARTICIPANTS
  • This is a STUDENT-LED session!
  • Come and see how to FLIP Breakout EDU so that STUDENTSbecomee game creators and experience their unique novel-based Breakouts that incorporate THEME, HISTORICAL BACKGROUND, SYMBOLISM, IMPORTANT QUOTES, etc. See how amazing and creative students can be!

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for Heather Scott

Heather Scott

English Teacher and Digital Learning Coach, Air Academy HS, Academy District 20
Heather Scott is a high school English teacher and Digital Learning Coach at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs, CO. Heather has honed her skills as an early adopter, constantly finding ways to make her classroom more paperless and innovative. She is an avid classroom c... Read More →


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 501

1:45pm

Unconference Session 9
This session will bring educators together to learn from each other, share what's working, and seek answers to their questions.   Do you have an education topic you'd like to explore with your peers ? Drop in here! IT-ES team members will be available to help and support your conversations and explorations.

Facilitator/Speaker
avatar for IT-ES Team

IT-ES Team

Academy District 20


Thursday June 8, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 500

1:45pm

The Power of Google Chrome

Come learn about the great tools that students and teachers can add to their Chrome Browser and Google Apps. These tools increase functionality of the standard apps of Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets, and Forms as well as websites. They also allow staff and students to access and use many great Web tools without having to create separate accounts – users log in with their district Google Account. Some tools we will share include:Doc Tools, Screen Capture, Kaizena, , CleanPrint, Clearly, PicMonkey, Pear Deck, Blendspace, EdPuzzle, Newsela, , Flubaroo, Autocrat, Choice Eliminator, GMath, GFormit, and more!


Facilitator/Speaker
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Trudy Griebenow

Teacher-Librarian and Digital Learning Coach, Eagleview Middle School
Trudy Griebenow, a 27-year veteran in secondary education in Idaho, Maryland, and Colorado, is the Teacher-Librarian and Digital Learning Coach at Eagleview Middle School. After teaching English, Language Arts, and Journalism for a dozen years, she completed her Masters in School... Read More →


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Thursday June 8, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Room 505

3:00pm

Demo Slam!
This high energy sharing of tools for learning will have your head spinning and your fingers whizzing across your device to get the details to download and explore. Sign up to participate. Each participant will have 3 minutes to WOW the audience.  Audience will vote, and prizes will be awarded!

First 10 people to sign up are in!  CLICK HERE to sign up!

Excerpted from Sylvia Duckworth's Blog:

Here are my top 10 tips for a winning Demo Slam.

  1. Choose something fairly easy to demonstrate. Nerves can trip you up if there are too many steps.
  2. Everyone loves a good story. Try to tell one during your Slam. String a few ideas together in a cohesive way.
  3. Be original. If you use a Demo Slam that people may have seen before, put a unique twist to it.
  4. Perform your Slam beforehand in front of your friends and ask for honest feedback and suggestions.
  5. Time your Slam while performing it out loud and make sure that it does not go over 3 minutes.
  6. Practice is key. Practice your Slam over and over again until you can do it without thinking.
  7. Trash talk the competition: they love it and the audience loves it, too.
  8. Play up the home court advantage if you have one. Remind the audience that you are from their home town and that they should vote for you.
  9. Play up the foreigner advantage if you have one. Throw in flattering comments about their city. Bonus: attempt to speak in their language if different from yours.
  10. It’s all about attitude. Try to exude confidence even if you are not feeling it.

Moderators
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Michael Pollard

BYOD Integration Specialist, Academy District 20
Michael Pollard helps schools discern how to best integrate tech into their culture. He has coached students in English, Media, Tech, Cross Country, Track & Field, Guitar, and Life.

Thursday June 8, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Auditorium