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Saturday, November 21
 

8:15am EST

Keynote: Jenny Lay-Flurry
Jenny is chief accessibility officer at Microsoft, leading the company’s efforts to drive great products, services and websites that empower people and organizations to achieve more. Her team is at the forefront of creating positive experiences that apply technology to make a difference in the world and the lives of individuals, from how we hire and support people with disabilities in employment to innovative technology that aims to revolutionize what’s possible for people with disabilities. With the help of her team and broad community within Microsoft, Lay-Flurrie leads many initiatives to empower people with disabilities both inside and outside of Microsoft. She founded the Disability Employee Resource Group at Microsoft and chaired it for 10 years. She created the Disability Answer Desk, which provides specialist customer support to people with disabilities (over 1M calls handled to date), hosts the annual Microsoft Ability Summit, which focuses on empowering 2000+ attendees with the inclusive and innovative thinking necessary to enable people around the world. Instrumental in projects such as Autism Hiring Program, Soundscape and the Microsoft Ability Hackathon, which has supported over 500 hackathon teams building technology for people with disabilities. Lay-Flurrie was recognized as nominated as a technology groundbreaker by CEO Satya Nadella in Wired Magazine, and is a contributor to the book, “The Ability Hacks,” which shares behind-the-scenes stories of the hackers who pioneered two innovative hack-turned-solutions used by people with disabilities worldwide. Outside of Microsoft, Jenny is the current board chair of Disability:IN and is on the board of Gallaudet University and Team Gleason. Was recognized as a ‘Disability Employment Champion of Change’ by the White House in October 2014 and as one of Fast Companies Most Creative people in business in 2017.

Presenters
avatar for Jenny Lay-Flurry

Jenny Lay-Flurry

Chief Accessibility Officer, Microsoft


Saturday November 21, 2020 8:15am - 9:15am EST
Main Stage

9:30am EST

Engage Families In Your Student Achievement Programs
Our Family & Student Engagement Coordinators play a critical role in FEV Tutor’s Live, 1-to-1 Virtual Tutoring programs. The team practices proactive communication to link students, parents, teachers, and tutors to keep all stakeholders involved in the student’s academic progress. FEV’s Engagement Coordinators become an extension of your school or district’s staff to help continually mold our services to further personalize tutoring to meet each student’s unique needs and to achieve their academic goals. Learn about best practices in engaging your families in their student's academics.

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Saturday November 21, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S1-10

9:30am EST

Google Keep for the Win!
How can Google Keep be used by teachers, students, administrators, HUMANS, to make their lives easier? This session will focus on simple ways to embed Keep into the educational environment and showcase the app, the extension and the mobile app.

Presenters
avatar for K. Virginia Bond

K. Virginia Bond

ISS Integration of Technology Training Specialist, NERIC
Interested in brainstorming ways to increase Tech Integration? Want ideas of how to start in your district, your building, your classroom? I'd love to creatively problem solve along with you.


Saturday November 21, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S1-2

9:30am EST

Google Sites - Teachers and Students Create Professional Looking Websites
Create a customized, professional-looking website with Google Sites. It’s easy to use, and it’s for everyone – teachers, admin, students. Start with a homepage; add subpages with topics/resources for students/parents/guardians. Add text, images, videos, hyperlinks, carousels, and more. Embed Forms, Docs, Slides, Calendars. Link to Drive folders. Post course requirements, syllabi, permission slips, and WEB resources for skills practice. Publish student projects for parents/World to see. Have students create their own websites for ePortfolios or project-based learning. 

Presenters
avatar for Carol LaRow

Carol LaRow

teacher, Authorized Google Education Trainer, Niskayuna CSD ret
Carol is an award-winning educator who taught for 33 years in the Niskayuna CSD, in upstate NY. She is an “authorized Google Education Trainer,” “Google Innovator,” “Smithsonian Laureate,” “Apple Distinguished Educator,” "Google Education Group Leader - Capital Region... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S1-6

9:30am EST

NYSED Overview of Computer Science and Digital FluencyStandards Process with Q & A
In this session, Shannon Logan, for NYSED will provide an overview of the standards and share the 
development process. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and learn about the new Standards. 



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Shannon Logan

Coordinator of Technology Policy, NYSED


Saturday November 21, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S1-11

9:30am EST

Digital Sportsmanship: Creating a Foundation for eSports
In this session, we will explore digital sportsmanship and how it builds a positive foundation for eSports teams. Participants will experience our community approach towards teamwork, fairness, inclusion, character, persistence, kindness, grace, and integrity online. When we combine eSports and digital sportsmanship, we immediately provide students an opportunity to be active problem solvers who think critically and act creatively. This interactive session will have participants working together on co-creating a digital sportsmanship pledge.

Presenters
avatar for Marialice Curran

Marialice Curran

Founder, Executive Director,, Digital Citizenship Institute
Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran is the Founder and Executive Director of the Digital Citizenship Institute. Her advanced graduate and doctoral studies on adolescent development at Boston College reinforced her commitment to service learning as Dr. Curran leads by hand, heart and mind... Read More →
avatar for Michael Drezek

Michael Drezek

District Technology Integrator, Lake Shore CSD
avatar for Deann Poleon

Deann Poleon

Tech integrator, Lake Shore CSD
I just completed my first year as a technology integrator.


Saturday November 21, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S1-5

9:30am EST

Making Digital Citizenship Work in the Middle School
Digital Citizenship instruction is important at any age, but is extremely impactful in the middle grades. Come see how one school took the need to expand Digital Citizenship instruction and combined it with an opportunity to provide every student with an online course experience. Cosgrove Middle School is a designated School to Watch where every seventh grader takes Digital Citizenship as an online course and uses their skills to become Digital Leaders in their community. Students and teachers will share firsthand how the course has had a positive impact on their educational experience.

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avatar for Liz Roth

Liz Roth

Teacher, SpencerportCSD


Saturday November 21, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S1-8

9:30am EST

Digital PD: Meeting the Needs of All Educators
It’s time to move beyond ‘sit-and-get’ PD! Just as we are integrating tech with our students we should be providing personalized learning opportunities for our educators as well. Learn how Digital Badges and Online Courses can accelerate learning for educators. Come see how one district is innovating with these alternative PD structures and even get started with your own!

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Saturday November 21, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S1-3

9:30am EST

Footprint Foothold: Helping Students Manage Their Online Reputations
In the contemporary digital landscape, it has become increasingly important that students are not only effective consumers of digital information but also informed participants in the digital community. This presentation will introduce strategies to facilitate valuable conversations about students' digital footprint and the permanence of online reputation.

Presenters
avatar for Sean Coffron

Sean Coffron

Instructional Technology Training Specialist, Manassas City Public Schools
Dr. Sean Coffron has served as an educator with Manassas City Public Schools for nineteen years, including six years as an administrator and instructional technologist. Having earned a PhD in Educational Leadership and an MBA, his research interested include professional learning... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S1-1

9:30am EST

Game On! Gamify Your Classroom and Student Learning
Explore how teachers can use student-led game-making to enrich the learning environment. From unplugged to plugged-in game design, learn how to use the Design Thinking process with students as they create a variety of games and teach others how to play- creating an authentic learning experience in which students collaborate and communicate their ideas.... and have fun in the process!

Presenters
avatar for Aimee Bloom

Aimee Bloom

Staff Development Specialist, Erie 2 BOCES
Certified BrainPOP Educator with over 10 years of experience facilitating students, teachers, and administrators on the use of educational technology. Love to collaborate and network with educators! Big supporter of computer science and 21st century learning and teaching.


Saturday November 21, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S1-4

9:30am EST

Cyber Safety, Security, and Securing Remote Learning in K-12 Schools
Today’s K-12 district IT leaders are challenged by limited visibility and control over email, file sharing, and video conferencing in G Suite for Education and/or Microsoft 365 apps. According to the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center, 348 publicly-disclosed cyber incidents impacted districts in 2019, which almost triples the total in 2018. Furthermore, CoSN’s The “State of EdTech Leadership in 2020” survey found that 91% of respondents host their learning management systems (LMS) in the cloud, or plan to do so, and another 66% host their student information systems (SIS) in the cloud. On top of that, districts are increasingly adopting G Suite and Microsoft 365 cloud apps for communication, collaboration and document storage in schools.

This increase in adoption of cloud apps by districts has created limitations that expose districts to serious cybersecurity, student safety, and compliance risks. These include phishing, malware, account takeover, and data loss, as well as cyberbullying, self-harm, threats of violence, inappropriate images, explicit content, and more.

The exposure districts face has been there all along, but COVID-19 and the rapid shift to remote learning made it obvious, and the number of cyber incidents is expected to only increase in 2020. Schools must take a layered approach to protect G Suite and Microsoft 365 data in order to keep students and staff protected.

This session will discuss cybersecurity, student safety, and compliance challenges New York school districts face due to New York State Education Law 2-D, COVID-19, and remote learning. We’ll look at real-world use cases of how districts are tackling these challenges as they return for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Presenters
avatar for David Waugh

David Waugh

Chief Revenue Officer, ManagedMethods
A father first, and a growth leader second, David Waugh sees first-hand how cybersecurity impacts schools, students, families, and communities. David has over 25 years of experience in enterprise software that he has dedicated the past several years toward applying to educational... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S1-9

9:30am EST

Self Care to do Selfless Work: Teaching and Doing
This workshop is created to emphasize the importance or self care and how we can teach this valuable skill to our scholars. In this hour long workshop, we will work to identify healthy self care in our everyday routine, understanding why self care is important and the importance of helping our scholars develop learn this skill set. All participants will be provided with resources and participate in activities.

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Saturday November 21, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S1-7

10:30am EST

Day one access for students and staff to all their teaching, learning and productivity tools begins with ClassLink!
ClassLink provides student and staff with access to all their online tools and material on day one with Single Sign On, Rostering and Account Creation
Come see how! Classlink empowers students and teachers with instant access to 5,000+ single sign-on (SSO) apps and files at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives. ClassLink’s OneRoster easily delivers class rosters to any publisher using open standards. ClassLink Analytics gives decision makers essential utilization data.
With the addition of ClassLink’s OneSync account creation the circle is complete.

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Susan Schnaufer

Technology Coach, Salamancany.org


Saturday November 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S2-10

10:30am EST

Redefine student projects with Sway
Students need creative options and a variety of formats to demonstrate their learning whether in the traditional classroom setting or in remote learning. See how the AI built into Sway supports students to allow them to create and share professionally designed work without wasting time and energy on executive tasks that take the focus off their learning.

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Kimberly Lewis

West Valley Central School


Saturday November 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S2-2

10:30am EST

Tricked into Thinking...
Students have access to technology like never before. Because of this and the fact that the physical school building is changing, teachers need to be even more creative when it comes to teaching students. Finding resources that push students to think, not just answer, makes all the difference in our new environment. Come see how Explorelearning Gizmos can challenge students to find solutions to problems that they otherwise would not be able to tackle.

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avatar for Thom OBrien

Thom OBrien

National Educational Consultant, ExploreLearning
As a former educator with a love for math and science, I have worked with elementary, middle, and high school teachers from around the country, implementing Common Core and Next Generation State Standards: modeling lessons, coaching, and planning.


Saturday November 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S2-9

10:30am EST

New Math, Or Next Math? Blended Learning in the Wake of COVID-19
Integrating digital tools into a blended learning curriculum is not a new concept, but it's one that is rapidly evolving as schools and districts adapt due to the challenges of COVID-19. Research suggests that the variability of students' individual needs will be much greater when the new school year begins. And what this--and future--school years look like in terms of the classroom could be radically different.

So what does blended learning look like in this new context?

This workshop will demonstrate what an effective blended learning approach can look like in any classroom model. It will also examine the types of instructional tools it will take to extend the blended model beyond the classroom, and support the distance learning scenarios we are likely to see moving forward.

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Saturday November 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S2-11

10:30am EST

Create Fantastic Educational Tours With The Newest Version Of Google Earth
See the NEW creation tools in the online version of Google Earth from one of Google’s educator “Geo testers.” You can create interesting lessons and tours for your students, using Google Earth’s high-resolution imagery. Place pins on the Earth, add text, images, videos, & hyperlinks. As students view the tours, they “fly” from place to place, even zooming down to street level. Supplement learning by adding questions, links to resources on the Web, images, and more. Can be used for most subject areas. There are a lot of cool features in this newest version. No need to install anything onto your computer. Works in the Chrome browser on any device that uses Chrome, including Chromebooks. Works with Chrome and Firefox browsers; not Safari or Internet Explorer (as of the writing of this description). No prior experience necessary. 

Presenters
avatar for Carol LaRow

Carol LaRow

teacher, Authorized Google Education Trainer, Niskayuna CSD ret
Carol is an award-winning educator who taught for 33 years in the Niskayuna CSD, in upstate NY. She is an “authorized Google Education Trainer,” “Google Innovator,” “Smithsonian Laureate,” “Apple Distinguished Educator,” "Google Education Group Leader - Capital Region... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S2-6

10:30am EST

Making Virtual Reality a Reality (In Education)
Teacher Mary Howard and Technology Integrator Andrew Wheelock will be showcasing the easy use platform Mozilla Hubs.  Our presentation will provide attendees with direction on how to use, navigate, interact, and create with Hubs.  Then we will provide educators with ideas and resources to use VR and AR in your classrooms today!

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Andrew Wheelock

Technology Coordinator, Erie 1 BOCES/WNYRIC


Saturday November 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S3-15

10:30am EST

Digital Fluency vs. Digital Literacy? Why the Distinction?
The new standards reference Digital Fluency in the title and include Digital Literacy as a separate concept area. What is the difference between the two and why the distinction in the standards? Effectively preparing students to be successful both in, and beyond our classrooms, requires the development of digital fluencies that surpass the ability to use digital tools.  Students must develop a deep understanding of the technologies and the supporting systems and infrastructure so they can become active, thoughtful and ethical producers of content and master the use of the technologies to support their personal and academic interests and growth.

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Saturday November 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S2-12

10:30am EST

Bringing esports to your school: Shared stories on how you can begin esports programs in your school or BOCES
This session will provide you with short stories and ideas on ways you can bring esports to your school or districts. This session will cover how to create an esports team, what a coach needs to know, the technical equipment needed, and a brief q n a with three esports coaches from NYS.

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avatar for Lora Parks

Lora Parks

Manager of Instructional Technology, NERIC
Lora Parks has spent over 20 years dedicated to education and instruction. She is currently employed through the Northeast Regional Information Center (NERIC) as the manager of instructional technology. Lora is committed to the integration of technology to increase student engagement... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S2-4

10:30am EST

Multi-point Inspection for Shifting Modalities with Two Bald Dudes
The world has quickly changed the look of education. Educators now need to be ready to swap between modalities of instruction and learning at a moment's notice. They need to be able to change freely from in-person learning, to remote instruction, or to a hybrid model. The Two Bald Dudes know that this is a beyond challenging proposition. This session will provide a tangible multi-point framework that you can take back to your district to be ready to make this change whenever it may be required in the future.

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Joseph Winchester

Teacher, Guilderland CSD
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Steve Wolf

Special Education, Guilderland Central School District


Saturday November 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S2-7

10:30am EST

Tips for Using OS365 with K-2
Empower your youngest learners to navigate the Office 365 portal and to make choices that best reflect their learning. Teachers will learn various ways of introducing students to the Office 365 apps. Additionally, teachers will use the TPACK model to learn about and create innovative lessons to meet curriculum goals while giving students choice in Office 365.


Saturday November 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S2-8

10:30am EST

Developing a Vision and Synergistic Approach to Instructional Tech Training
Professional Learning about instructional technology should not be limited to only optional PD sessions and the occasional email. Instead, develop a research-backed vision to support teachers and deploy it through multiple avenues in your district. In this session we will explore a variety of alternative approaches to professional learning and discuss ways to offer various differentiated paths to learning. We will share successful approaches to training teachers to use instructional tech over the past three years during our 1:1 device roll out and welcome you to share your successes as well.

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Saturday November 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S2-3

10:30am EST

MakerEd Mindset and Tech Tools for Finding Social-Emotional Balance to Advance Learning
How can educators help children balance emotions and social connections after an unprecedented period of uncertainty, social isolation and unfamiliar emotional stressors, like guilt and grief? MakerEd tech tools help emphasize the systemic connection between the brain, hands, and heart and can be used as an anchor while moving through the back-to-school adjustment and discovering a new normal. We will discuss how experiential technology can help students stabilize their mental state so they’re able to learn rigorously in and out of the classroom.

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avatar for Irina Tuule

Irina Tuule

Founder, CO Strategy, Eduporium, Inc.
Irina Tuule is a Co-Founder and CO Strategy at Eduporium. One of the pioneers of the ecological movement in Russia, she holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Education as well as vast experience in pedagogical research and teaching at Russian and American Universities. She is passionate... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S2-1

11:30am EST

Poster Session: "AT WVCS Microsoft Teams is a our digital hub to organize and communicate in remote learning and in the “real” classroom. . We are honored to have 5 MIEE’s at WVCS and two of us will show you our best practices with Microsoft Teams so you
Breakout EDU has both physical and digital games that are great for team building or to introduce/review/conclude a unit of study. Students are challenged to complete puzzles and open locks in a certain amount of time. Similar to an Escape Room! Breakout EDU is an immersive game-based learning assessment tool that engages students in the 4Cs (collaboration, communication, critical thinking and creativity) of active learning.

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Michelle Palmieri

Pine Plains Central School District


Saturday November 21, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm EST
Poster 2

11:30am EST

Poster Session: One Place, One Hub! Microsoft Teams Best Practices!
AT WVCS Microsoft Teams  is a our digital hub to organize and communicate in remote learning and in the “real” classroom. .  We are honored to have 5 MIEE’s at WVCS and two of us will show you our best practices with Microsoft Teams so you can take your Teams to the next level:  
1- Power up the Post stream
2- Maximize Assignment Tab
3- Connect with Live Meetings
4- Focus learning with links



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Kimberly Lewis

West Valley Central School
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Bryan Hansen

West Valley Central School


Saturday November 21, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm EST
Poster 1

1:00pm EST

1-Hour Excel Wizard
In just 1 hour, we'll go through several reasons that Microsoft Excel should be your choice Office application for teaching and learning. From synced Forms updates to interactive dashboards, you won't want to miss the Excel-lent gems to make your work easier and more productive.

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Mark Beckwith

Professional Development & Curriculum Coordinator, Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES


Saturday November 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
S3-2

1:00pm EST

Accessibility for All in a Virtual Environment
Reflecting on the past school year how can we provide an environment that has the support and tools built-in so all students can access digital resources and successfully engage in the virtual environment? During this session, we will explore a possible package of tools that can be available to provide accessibility for all! (This session will mainly focus on Google/Chrome OS/Chromebook platform.)

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Saturday November 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
S3-8

1:00pm EST

How to Create Playlists of Resources for Students and Families
Learn how to curate and share “just right” resources for students and families by creating video playlists! You’ll learn the “what”, “why” and “how” of hand-picking multimedia resources and a simple strategy for getting these resources in the hands of students and families. Join Dr. Monica Burns, as she shares a favorite strategy for creating video playlists with Adobe Spark Page. This creation tool is wonderful for classroom creativity and lends itself perfectly for creating family-friendly video playlists!

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avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Adobe Spark
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
S3-6

1:00pm EST

No Baggage Needed, Plan a Trip With Google Earth
Sail across the seas, blaze a trail in the Amazon Rainforest, hike the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii all safely from your device! Learn how to have your students create virtual field trips using the *NEW* project feature in Google Earth. Please bring a device so you can explore and create along with us!

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avatar for Deann Poleon

Deann Poleon

Tech integrator, Lake Shore CSD
I just completed my first year as a technology integrator.
avatar for Aimee Bloom

Aimee Bloom

Staff Development Specialist, Erie 2 BOCES
Certified BrainPOP Educator with over 10 years of experience facilitating students, teachers, and administrators on the use of educational technology. Love to collaborate and network with educators! Big supporter of computer science and 21st century learning and teaching.


Saturday November 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
S3-7

1:00pm EST

Cybersecurity Concept Area: Unpacking the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards
The Cybersecurity standards prepare students to understand why data and computing resources need to be protected, who might access them, and why they might do so whether intentionally malicious or not. It is important that students know how to employ basic safeguards to protect data and computing resources and how to appropriately respond if a breach occurs.  Join this session to learn how the cybersecurity concept area of the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards can be unpacked, or turned into teachable learning targets that aid educators in purposeful instructional planning that supports student achievement and standards mastery.

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avatar for Lisa Blank

Lisa Blank

Director of STEM Programs, Watertown City School District
Supporting and creating STEM educational opportunities for students and teachers is my passion. I love the power of maker activities in empowering students to see themselves as creative and capable! It brings me joy to see the great fun kids have while struggling productively through... Read More →
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Teresia Parker

Supervisor of Professional Learning, MVCSD


Saturday November 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
S3-13

1:00pm EST

Distance Learning: A New Era of Student Connectivity Needs
They say hindsight is 20/20, and with the year 2020 behind us we can now look back at the most disruptive and potentially transformative shift in global education to support distance learning. With a persistent economically disadvantaged population, it is increasingly critical that schools and districts implement plans to ensure that all students have access to Internet. In this session, we will discuss a strategic vision for the future of distance learning and hear insights from school districts into the connectivity challenges – and solutions – that are presenting themselves within this “new normal.”

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Saturday November 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
S3-10

1:00pm EST

How to Design Online Learning that Empowers Students and Meets the Needs of All Learners: Lessons Learned from Remote Learning
What do students have to say about online learning? Using key feedback from our learners we know that students will learn online when there are certain elements in place. Though online learning can feel ‘humanless’ there are ways to build relationships and increase social-emotional learning in a digital format. Also, when the digital components are engaging and easy to navigate students are more likely to learn as their needs are easily met. Explore strategies and leave with a roadmap for successful online learning and teaching.

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Saturday November 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
S3-12

1:00pm EST

Teaching with BOOM Learning
Have you heard of BOOM Cards? BOOM cards are self-correcting interactive flash cards that offer different modalities for student response. Cards can even have enhanced interactivity with a feature called "Flow Magic" that allows for "choose your own adventure" and creation of digital escape card decks. In this presentation, you'll learn how to access this platform, design and create your own BOOM cards for students and how to gather data on student achievement using BOOM.

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Saturday November 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
S3-9

1:00pm EST

Let Future Ready Schools Help you to Reflect, Rejuvenate and Redefine Your Class, School or District
Let Future Ready Schools Help you to Reflect, Rejuvenate and Redefine Your Class, School or District... Becoming that next Future Ready school or district is more than just investing in the latest mobile device flavor of the month. Effective digital transformation involves patience, planning and first understanding the organizations specific desired goal. An effective digital transformation includes multiple facets and the involvement of many stakeholders.
Join this interactive session to discuss how the Future Ready Schools District Leaders, Technology Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Librarians and Principals Frameworks can assist with effective and systemic change focusing on these Framework Gears: Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, Personalized Professional Learning, Robust Infrastructure, Budget & Resources, Community Partnerships, Data & Privacy, Use of Space & Time and Collaborative Leadership. Learn how our district used the Future Ready Schools free resources, Frameworks and the Interactive Dashboard to create a comprehensive strategic plan. You, too, can become that next Future Ready school or district!

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avatar for Dana Castine

Dana Castine

Director of Math, Science, Technology, Florida Union Free SD


Saturday November 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
S3-14

1:00pm EST

Lit. Circles: Redefined
Rejuvenate the literature circle experience by integrating voice and choice in book selection, time management, written and oral responses and culminating projects. Accountability to peers increases engagement and communication skills during student discussions and collaborative reader response journals. Encourage students to draw connections between themes and current social issues through the development and facilitation Socratic Seminars with their classmates.Empower students to make their learning public by presenting culminating projects with an authentic audience they identify.Throughout the experience, make students creative communicators as they leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals.


Saturday November 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
S3-1

1:00pm EST

Spotlight Speaker: Tom Murray
Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools®, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, D.C. He has testified before the United States Congress and has worked alongside that body, the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered learning while helping to lead Future Ready Schools® and Digital Learning Day. An ASCD best-selling author, Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named the "2018 National/Global EdTech Leader of the Year," by EdTech Digest, the "2017 Education Thought Leader of the Year," one of "20 to Watch" by NSBA in 2016, and the "Education Policy Person of the Year" by the Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015. His best-selling book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today, co-authored with Eric Sheninger and published by ASCD, was released in June 2017. His most recent book, Personal & Authentic: Designing Learning Experiences that Impact a Lifetime, was released in October of 2019.
Prior to moving to his role in Washington, D.C., Murray served as an elementary teacher, middle school teacher, middle school principal, elementary principal, and at the district level in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He is most passionate about creating cultures of innovation where teachers are empowered to create the types of learning experiences today's modern learners need to thrive.
In addition to his role at Future Ready Schools®, Murray works directly with school and district leaders for administrative retreats, opening convocations, and professional learning days. He’s the husband of a school counselor and dad of two children, all of which are far more important to him than anything shared above.

As an author, Murray has released, or been a part of, five books:
Murray is also one of the cofounders of #edtechchat, a weekly educational technology Twitter forum, where hundreds of educators from around the world discuss topics related to the effective use of educational technology. You can connect with Tom on social media. 

Presenters
avatar for Tom Murray

Tom Murray

Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools
Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready SchoolsⓇ, a Project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, D.C. He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, the US Department... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
Main Stage

1:00pm EST

Shovel Ready Accessibility
With a current focus on EdLaw IID and multiple bureaucratic processes for app procurement, the goal of this session is to share ways to build your course content with "shovel ready" resources. This session will also explore accessibility features baked into the Chrome operating system. Minimizing the bureaucratic time required to acquire new tools, this session will help support students with needs without delay.

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Peri Nelson-Sukert

Technology Integration Specialist, CiTi BOCES


Saturday November 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
S3-5

1:00pm EST

The Ultimate 6 Step STEM Project Planning
Learn the ultimate 6 step process to create the best STEM projects that can make school like the real world. Learn how to connect the content you are teaching to any technology, tool or medium you use! To demonstrate how to create STEAM project plans we will explore Edison Robots.These versatile and affordable robots are quick and easy to use, students love them and can be coding in minutes!

Presenters
avatar for Liz Gallo

Liz Gallo

CEO, Whymaker.co


Saturday November 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
S3-4

1:00pm EST

Engaging an online audience through media making projects
Distance learning or not, students benefit from using online tools to engage in rich and discursive interactions. Students also tend to show their best work when they know there is an authentic audience beyond the classroom. KQED Learn, a free platform for grades 6-12, is launching 5 new youth media challenges in the fall of 2020 to create a space for students to share standards-aligned media creations on a variety of different topic areas, ranging from engineering, to dance, to creative writing. Media pieces will be viewable to the public and students from around the country. Some selections will be shared on public media broadcast channels. In this session, teachers will learn how KQED Youth Media Challenge on-line resources for implementation can assist almost any classroom-- whether remote or in-person--in helping students develop digital literacy, critical thinking and creative skills. We’ll walk through one challenge and brainstorm ideas for a teacher-created mentor text and classroom implementation ideas.


Saturday November 21, 2020 1:00pm - 1:50pm EST
S3-11

2:00pm EST

Rejuvenate Twitter with Tweet Deck
Tweet Deck is the tool you need to maximize your time on Twitter. Open up your account and I’ll lead you through setting up your TweetDeck columns to organize your feed and efficiently focus your experience. Learn to schedule your Tweets ahead so that during the chat you can be more social and interactive with others. Let’s get you organized! I’ll share what I learned as a host of #NearpodChat and Microsoft #TweetMeet.

Presenters
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Kimberly Lewis

West Valley Central School


Saturday November 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
S4-2

2:00pm EST

Staying Sane while Managing Your 1:1 Classroom
Teachers: Do you spend too much time keeping students on task in a 1:1 environment? Come witness a simple classroom management software that offers classroom controls to lock student screens, disable the internet, close tabs, or help students launch URLs. Administrators/Counselors: Would you like to get ahead of mental health risks online? Impero Software also protects students with powerful online safety technology to warn the district of at-risk behavior online so districts can proactively support student mental health concerns. Technicians: Would you like to decrease technology downtime? The software also supports technical teams with remote control access and network admin tools to improve efficiency.


Saturday November 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
S4-9

2:00pm EST

So, you want to do more with Classroom….
So, you have mastered the basics of Google Classroom, but something is missing? You want to go deeper. Hopefully, this presentation will help you do that. Come to learn tips and tricks with each type of post, the tools that you can add into classroom, and just some creative ways to use the platform to make learning more meaningful.

Presenters
avatar for David Lockhart

David Lockhart

Instructional Coach, Big Guy in a Bow Tie Inc
David Lockhart is a little bit of everything. He is a teacher, coach, presenter, maker, and a whole host of other things that all have one goal in mind. Make the classroom different. He did it in his own classroom by bringing a historical news room concept to high school social studies... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
S4-6

2:00pm EST

“Flipping” a remote/hybrid classroom to use “facetime” more efficiently
The pandemic forced us into remote teaching, without having much time to prepare. We now have a whole set of tools in our toolbox, but trying to use them effectively in a remote/hybrid environment seems exhausting! Let’s bring back the flipped classroom model: the students learn online through videos, and “face-to-face” time is repurposed and used effectively! We cannot go back to the way teaching used to be- we need to transform what teaching looks like and use our “facetime” more efficiently.

Presenters
avatar for Alana Winnick

Alana Winnick

Educational Technology Specialist, LHRIC
Alana has been working with the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) since 2013. Her current role as Senior Facilitator of Educational Technology within the Model Schools Program allows her to mentor teachers in the region with technology integration into their K-12 classrooms. Prior... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
S4-5

2:00pm EST

Buncee-fy your classroom
Have you heard of Buncee? Buncee is an easy-to-use tool for creation. Empower student voice, create engaging class materials, and inspire creativity. If you haven't heard of, or used Buncee, come learn about it in our session. If you are familiar with Buncee, come see how we integrate Buncee in Math class.

Presenters
avatar for Amanda Pacanowski

Amanda Pacanowski

Teacher, Fredonia School District
avatar for Deann Poleon

Deann Poleon

Tech integrator, Lake Shore CSD
I just completed my first year as a technology integrator.


Saturday November 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
S4-7

2:00pm EST

Digital Literacy Concept Area: Unpacking the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency
Digital literacy includes understanding the benefits and implications of using digital technologies to be successful in our contemporary world. Join this session to learn how the Digital Literacy concept area of the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards can be unpacked, or turned into teachable learning targets that aid educators in purposeful instructional planning that supports student achievement and standards mastery.

Presenters
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Doreen Pietrantoni

BOCES/RIC, Monroe 1 BOCES


Saturday November 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
S4-12

2:00pm EST

Differentiated Classrooms in Action
The purpose of this session is to explore how to use differentiation to meet the needs of all learners in a classroom. All students can be taught in the same classroom environment and learn side by side with their peers while receiving instruction, remediation and enrichment that meets their needs. Digital tools such as Padlet, Socrative, Quizzizz, Kahoot, GoFormative and EdPuzzle can be used to create activities that create a student-centered environment where the teacher acts as a facilitator and the students direct their own learning. The TPCK model will be introduced as a way to design lesson plans so the pedagogical practice and content knowledge are just as important as the technology that is used. Examples of how teachers use digital formats to provide a wide variety of resources will be provided. For example, Padlet can be used to create a digital board that has a variety of activities for students to click through based on readiness, interest or learner profile. Using these differentiated digital boards has increased engagement in the classroom and helped raise state test scores.


Saturday November 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
S4-8

2:00pm EST

Epic Fail - Practical Strategies For Learning From Our Mistakes
Failure is not final. Actually, our mistakes can serve as one of the most powerful learning experiences, but only if we have a strategy in place to process our failures in a healthy and productive way. In the wake of Covid-19, I think it’s fair to assume most of us have learned a few things and need to use this time to reflect, regroup, and come back stronger than ever before. In this session we will laugh (a lot) and maybe cry a little too. We will learn from our mistakes and develop a practical gameplan for fostering a growth mindset.

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Saturday November 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
S4-10

2:00pm EST

Stamp Your Passport: Spark Curiosity with Global Collaborations
Let’s spark curiosity and give our students an all access pass to global collaborations. Join me to empower students to explore the world, expose them to an authentic audience, and facilitate experiences with their peers worldwide. Participate in a live Skype and explore Why-Where-How to foster student collaborations.

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Saturday November 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
S4-13

2:00pm EST

Coaching: The Next Step
What is an instructional coach? Depending on your district, this postition can look very different,have a wide variety of responsibilities, or perhaps not exist yet! Join the hosts of The Next Step Education Podcast as they share what their roles as instructional coaches look like, the tools they use to organize their work, and the methods they useas they work with teachers in their buildings.

Presenters
avatar for Lindsay Simpson

Lindsay Simpson

Technology Integration Specialist, Genesee Valley Central School
I am the districts Technology Integration Specialist assisting Pk-12 teachers with embedding technology into their curriculum. I also assist in increasing the use of STEAM as a philosophy into the classroom and curriculum.


Saturday November 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
S4-3

2:00pm EST

NYSCATE to "MY"SCATE: How Our Conference Experience Enriched Our Hybrid Learning Transition
A School Library Media Specialist and ELA Teacher/Instructional Coach partner to leverage their NYSCATE conference experience to support students and colleagues transition to a hybrid learning environment. They will share the results of their professional inspirations, such as: teaching sustainablility through recycled art projects, initiating a virtual gardening community outreach project with the local public library branch and food pantry, creating robotic poetry with coding, using paper circuits and Greek Mythology to connect basic conductivity and Astronomy, digital journaling and video essays as alternative means of expression, and gamification to develop/strengthen social emotional learning.


Saturday November 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
S4-1

2:00pm EST

Atrocity Museum: An Interdisciplinary Framework combining Technology and S.T.E.A.M.
We want to transform classrooms into engaging, technology infused environments. We have created a framework that is designed using cooperative learning structures so that you can collaborate with colleagues and students to discover, share, and solve problems. We provide teachers a foundation for building a choice based, interdisciplinary curriculum, in which students become knowledge constructors. These empowered learners create a variety of writing and technology products such as 3D printed artifacts, vlogs, AR/VR worlds, 360 photos, movies etc. . This framework can be applied in multiple subjects, standards, and grade levels. It can also be adjusted for long-term projects (1+ years) or even mini assessments. In our "Atrocity Museum" we have students who have created a portfolio of multifaceted tech savvy museum exhibits using multiple technology applications and also S.T.E.A.M. As you tour their museum you can experience historical revolutions, wars, weapons, and technology. Atrocity Museum is collaborative, creative, and competitive. Once you invest in our framework, you will leverage technology to improve student learning.

Presenters
avatar for Brandy Kinney

Brandy Kinney

HS ELA, Salamanca High School
I am an ELA teacher co-presenting with an amazing fellow teacher, Brooke Canale. We are have been creating and debating since 2008 and we would love to share all of our ideas on how to integrate, collaborate, and engage your students using technology. We combine literacy, history... Read More →


Saturday November 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
S4-4

2:00pm EST

Learning Through Animation with the PuppetMaster App
We will see how kids (and teachers) can animate anything with the PuppetMaster app, and learn (or teach) while they’re at it. Created by an animation professional who teaches art and animation on the side, this app lets users easily animate their artwork, toys, friends, anything! Just move your body in front of the device or touch and drag on the screen, all while you talk or sing. Your puppet will come to life instantly, doing and saying whatever you want. You can choose anything to be your background too. The result is an animated video you can save or share.
As we learn to use the app, we will explore different examples of how this open ended visual storytelling tool can be used to teach a variety of subjects and meet academic standards in a creative, engaging way.
This is a great example of STEAM and arts integration, and of the the R in the SAMR model. The app was named by the AASL on their 2018 list of Best Apps for Teaching and Learning, among other accolades from educational organizations.
Let’s get creative together! What will YOU animate?

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Saturday November 21, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm EST
S4-11
 
Sunday, November 22
 

8:00am EST

Equity in Learning with BrainPop: Fostering Access for All
Learner variability recognizes that ALL students navigate their learning process differently. This session explores the "Access for All" framework, an integrated, research-based approach to designing learning pathways that tend to learner variability while supporting the needs of SWDs and ELLs, and applies the framework with BrainPOP tools and features.

Presenters
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Barbara Hubert, Ph.D.

Director of Professional Learning, BrainPop


Sunday November 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
S5-12

8:00am EST

Redesigning instruction for remote teaching: Leveraging online learning and teacher leaders
Redesigning instructional units so they could be taught remotely, leveraging technology as much as possible, is something K-12 school will need to be able to do, if they want to be prepared for possible future school closures due to a pandemic or other emergencies. This presentations will share key findings and lessons learned from an initiative involving a collaboration between the University of Rochester Center for Learning in the Digital Age and the East High School in the Rochester City School District, and aiming at empowering East 17 teacher leaders to lead summer curriculum development of teams of 6-12 teachers across subject areas in redesigning units for remote teaching. The experience involved a replicable month-long fully-online training for the teacher leaders, followed by summer curriculum work, and implementation of the redesign units in the fall. The model developed for this redesign will also be of interest to teacher educators preparing pre-service teachers.


Sunday November 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
S5-5

8:00am EST

Wakelet: Riding the Wave Beyond the Basics!
Wakelet is a powerful new technology tool that allows for curated collections to be made, shared, and collaborated with those around us! Aside from creating these collections, come learn more about sub-collections for students or teachers to add content to existing collections, use as a portfolio tool, and creating/managins student assignments utilizing Wakelet as the facilitation tool itself!

Presenters
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Ryan McGinnis

Staff Specialist for Professional Development, CABOCES


Sunday November 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
S5-6

8:00am EST

Project Based Learning at Home
Through school closure and distance learning, I have developed a way to provide hands on learning experiences while at home. Through weekly design challenges, students work collaboratively with family members with supplies around the home or special deliveries of "Macgyver" kits to design, build, and innovate their solutions. Students then reflect on their learning and doing through google forms. Flipgird is an awesome platform for students to safely share videos of their work, give and receive feedback from their teacher and classmates and ultimately learn from each other.

Presenters
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Christina O'Malley

Akron Central School District


Sunday November 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
S5-7

8:00am EST

Redefining Traditional School Through Project Based Learning
If we all spend some time to Reflect on our teaching practice, we may realize we need to Rejuvenate it. This presentation will give you some ideas and help you brainstorm how to Redefine your teaching practice with Project Based Learning.

Presenters
avatar for Jonathan Redeker

Jonathan Redeker

K-12 District Technology Coordinator, Teacher, Goshen Central School District
K-12 Technology Coordinator. Goshen Central School District. Google Certified Trainer Without RISK, there is no REWARD.
avatar for Liz Gallo

Liz Gallo

CEO, Whymaker.co


Sunday November 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
S5-9

8:00am EST

Bridging the Gap: Between Teachers and Administrators
So often districts experience a divide between teachers and administrators. This can be due to a multitude of reasons. However, it is our responsibility to attempt to bridge this gap, in order to work cohesively for our students. Gather techniques and resources that can be utilized both in the classroom and with staff to enhance engagement, preserve time, enhance communication, and encourage curriculum.

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Sunday November 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
S5-3

8:00am EST

How You as a School Leader Can Support Teachers with Remote Learning
How can you help teachers continue to improve the quality of remote and hybrid models in a way that is positive and supportive?
We will discuss the best practices that are working in our regional districts and offer actionable strategies for offering support. 

Presenters
avatar for Laurie Guyon

Laurie Guyon

Coordinator for Model Schools, WSWHE BOCES
Laurie Guyon is the Coordinator for Model Schools at WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Laurie is also a trainer for NYSCATE.  Laurie was named one of the  NextGen: Emerging EdTech Leaders for 2020 with CoSN. She is ISTE certified and is a Common Sense Ambassador, Google... Read More →



Sunday November 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
S5-15

8:00am EST

It's Time: Start Connecting Colleagues on Twitter
Want to connect with other educators on Twitter but just now sure how?  Have you heard the term #PLN but don’t know what it is? Join @andrewmarotta21 for this intro (or re-introduction) to kickstart your ability to use Twitter and grow your Personal Learning Network with colleagues

Presenters
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Andrew Marotta

Principal, Port Jervis HS



Sunday November 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
S5-14

8:00am EST

SAANYS Legislative Update: Education Policy, Regulations and Governor’s Executive Order
2020 has been a year of seismic changes in education. This presentation will review major regulatory and policy changes that have shifted the profile of education in NYS.  Abrupt endings to in-person instruction, policy as directed by the Governor, actions by the Legislature and local district decisions and funding deficits will have a lasting impact.

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Sunday November 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
S5-8

8:00am EST

Is it Fake or is it Real? Future-Ready Info Lit Skills
We will define information literacy and media literacy; explore the 5 elements of information literacy - Identify (ask questions), Find (refine searches, locate sources), Evaluate (credibility), Apply and Acknowledge (ethical use of media); and share strategies to improve information and media literacy skills K-12 to help students consume media responsibly.

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Sunday November 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
S5-2

8:00am EST

Power Hour- #EdTechChatLIVE! Round 4 and Back for More!
Back for more! Come meet others in our field for a fast-paced round table discussion! Participants will continue to grow their NYS PLN and will gain new ideas and inspiration from their best resources, each other! Topics include Online Best Practices and Digital Leadership. At NYSCATE, the most knowledgeable person in the room, is the room!

Presenters
avatar for Liz Roth

Liz Roth

Teacher, SpencerportCSD


Sunday November 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
S5-1

8:00am EST

3-D Printing in the Elementary Classroom
Have you ever seen how much more engaged your students are when they are creating something they have ownership in? This workshop will look at how to utilize the design cycle, Thingiverse, TinkerCAD , and a 3-D printer to harness student imagination. We we will look at how my 4th grade students have stayed engaged in content and looked to create in a core elementary classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Matt Parker

Matt Parker

Educational Technology/AIS Math Teacher 3-5, Waterloo CSD


Sunday November 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
S5-4

8:00am EST

Augmented Reality for STEM, Design Thinking, and PBL
We will model the pedagogy that is used in Finland, Engage, Learn, and Master as we go describe the Design Thinking process and Agile Techniques of project management, and then go through four different lesson plans for different age groups that use these concepts. We will be using the 3DBear product for student output. Using 3DBear, students create photos and videos in order to present their solutions.

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Sunday November 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
S5-10

8:00am EST

Demonstrating Student Growth with Digital Badges and Portfolios
What progress have your students made this year? Since many schools started the year by playing catch-up, test scores may not be the best indicators. This session will show you how Digital Badges and Portfolios demonstrate student growth across the curriculum and celebrate each milestones that students achieve. In the session, we will walk through the strategies for defining and implementing badges and portfolios in three steps:

1. You’ll define badges that represent your vision of a graduate (focusing on both the academic and non-academic skills you expect of all students).

2. You’ll learn how to do an “task review,” where you analyze your existing classroom assignments (and home learning activities) and make sure they are portfolio-worthy.

3. You’ll create “tours,” where students display their best work to various audiences, ranging from parents and administrators to employers and college admissions.

Throughout, we’ll take your questions and discuss how you can adapt these techniques for use in your community.

Presenters
avatar for David Niguidula

David Niguidula

Founder, Ideas Consulting


Sunday November 22, 2020 8:00am - 8:50am EST
S5-11

9:00am EST

Book Creator: Sparking Creativity in the Classroom
Book Creator’s dynamic features eliminates barriers and extends creativity for every learner. Book Creator is a simple, digital tool students can use to create interactive stories, digital portfolios, journals, poetry books, reports, manuals, and comic adventures. Book Creator can be used for any subject, grade level, or ability level. Students can create collaborative books and share them with a global audience. Come check it out!

Presenters
avatar for Kathy Uerz

Kathy Uerz

Instructional Technology Trainer, Wayne Central School District
Teacher with a passion for technology to support student learning.
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Sullen Terranova

Teacher, Wayne Central


Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-2

9:00am EST

Blended Learning and TPACK: How Teachers Can Use the Method to Engage Students
Blended learning is a type of instructional model used to foster learning both inside and outside of the classroom. Blended learning encompasses many different learning activities including flipped learning, direct instruction, collaborative discussions, and hands-on activities. This type of instruction can be beneficial for all students including students with disabilities and English Language Learners (ELLs). Just as with blended learning, the TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical, Content, and Knowledge) framework also focuses on increasing student engagement, motivation, and learning. The purpose of this case study is to inform educators of best practice in developing successful blended opportunities that integrate technology appropriately and effectively into teaching and learning.

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Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-13

9:00am EST

Redefine Traditional Instructional Best Practices to Remote Learning Environment
How can the traditional best practices that we know work in our classrooms, be translated over into remote learning environments? This session, featuring two seasoned educators will take the tried and true classroom techniques and add an ed tech spin, aka solution, that will work when teaching virtually.

Presenters
avatar for K. Virginia Bond

K. Virginia Bond

ISS Integration of Technology Training Specialist, NERIC
Interested in brainstorming ways to increase Tech Integration? Want ideas of how to start in your district, your building, your classroom? I'd love to creatively problem solve along with you.
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Lora Parks

Manager of Instructional Technology, NERIC
Lora Parks has spent over 20 years dedicated to education and instruction. She is currently employed through the Northeast Regional Information Center (NERIC) as the manager of instructional technology. Lora is committed to the integration of technology to increase student engagement... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-6

9:00am EST

The Talking Web
Don’t have enough time in one class period to assess each student one-on-one? This session will show you how the web can aid classroom teachers in assessing speech and language. We will explore the benefits of using web-based tools to assess each student’s speaking ability, such as rate and fluency. All featured tools can be accessed anytime, anywhere, and help student’s build confidence.

Presenters
avatar for Alana Winnick

Alana Winnick

Educational Technology Specialist, LHRIC
Alana has been working with the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) since 2013. Her current role as Senior Facilitator of Educational Technology within the Model Schools Program allows her to mentor teachers in the region with technology integration into their K-12 classrooms. Prior... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-5

9:00am EST

Computational Thinking Concept Area: Unpacking the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards
Computational thinking involves thinking about and solving problems in ways that can be carried out by a computer. Join this session to learn how the Computational Thinking concept area of the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards can be unpacked, or turned into teachable learning targets that aid educators in purposeful instructional planning that supports student achievement and standards mastery.


Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-14

9:00am EST

Digital Art in a Virtual World
This workshop will highlight our virtual world art project.  Remote learning offered all kinds of obstacles for art teachers.  This project will showcase how students can work within a virtual environment to create works of digital art and explore each others work within their digital museum.

Presenters
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Andrew Wheelock

Technology Coordinator, Erie 1 BOCES/WNYRIC


Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-1

9:00am EST

Not Just a Distraction! Scholastic Esports as a Powerful Learning Tool!
Learn how esports serves as a powerful learning platform for middle and high school students.
Learning through esports includes content area standards, CTE pathways, and other essential skills, such as critical communication, collaboration and problem-solving needed to thrive in work and in life.
Attendees will learn how esports helps educators meet students where they are, engaging them in rich learning that is life changing.
Examples of scholastic esports programs will be shared along with details on getting started with scholastic esports.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Blank

Lisa Blank

Director of STEM Programs, Watertown City School District
Supporting and creating STEM educational opportunities for students and teachers is my passion. I love the power of maker activities in empowering students to see themselves as creative and capable! It brings me joy to see the great fun kids have while struggling productively through... Read More →
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Gerald Solomon

Executive Director, Samueli Foundation


Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-12

9:00am EST

Multigenre Research Project: Innovation and Choice
Redefine the research paper by empowering students to follow their curiosity through a highly individualized, rigorous and engaging project. The fusion of multigenre, I-search and traditional research writing gives students the freedom to explore their own learning styles and develop their own best practices for topic selection, note taking, organizing information and communicating their findings. Then, move beyond typical presentations by having students identify authentic audiences with whom to share their learning in relevant and innovative ways.


Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-8

9:00am EST

Operation Game ReDesign: Building Quests for Personalized Learning
Through quest-based learning, you can transform literacy instruction into a game with creativity, collaboration, and play, while still meeting Next Generation Standards and ISTE Standards. Learn how to organize an overarching mission in which assignments are like a sequence of game levels students need to successfully complete in order to “rank up” and complete all the required material. To differentiate learning, some students may take side quests, while others might fast-forward to the level-ending boss battles or solve mysteries that help unlock the legends, themes, and pertinent information. Participate in this hands-on workshop and learn how to build a quest. Multiple mini-games and missions will be provided as examples and models to help teachers personalize a mission-specific to their grade level and content. Educators will be provided with quest templates and a tool kit for quest-based learning.

Gaming is inquiry-driven learning. Gamification and quest-based learning promote problem-solving and collaboration and failure is an essential source of feedback and learning. Gamification is not a worksheet for points; it is a rich, engaging way to use facts and information as tools for learning and assessment. Effective games are customized to different learners and students are encouraged to take risks and seek alternative solutions. In classrooms today, it’s not only about learning content material. Students must experience and build the necessary skills to be creators, innovators, and problem-solvers in order to develop critical thinking and bolster literacy learning. Approaching learning as a quest or a mission can inspire adventure, collaboration, and results in a better learning experience and learning environment.

Let’s think of Mario, Princess Zelda, and Monopoly as mentor texts to help design interactive lessons that immerse students in meaningful learning experiences. Teachers can become game designers who build experiences that allow students to foster meaningful teamwork, take ownership of their learning, and persevere when faced with obstacles.

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Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-9

9:00am EST

Tailoring Classroom Technology Tips for Learning Outside the Classroom
As schools and families tackle the balance of blended and distance learning, there are classroom strategies educators can tailor for learning outside the classroom. In this session, Monica Burns, author of Tasks Before Apps, will take you through strategies for curating content, supporting student creators, and building partnerships with families in the process. You'll explore five EdTech essentials with strategies for learning both inside and outside the classroom. This session will include Monica's favorite free websites and apps that support teaching and learning at home.

Presenters
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Adobe Spark
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-7

9:00am EST

Admin Practical Guide to a Digital Vision
Based on the ISTE Standard for Education Leaders #2 Visionary Planner. Patrick Darfler-Sweeney draws upon his time both as an administrator and current role as NYSED Project Leader for the Principal Preparation Partnership Pilot Program to offer a practical and NELP standard aligned approach to implement and design a sustained school and district environment of digital literacy, citizenship, and integration.


Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-3

9:00am EST

Managing Your District’s EdTech in a Rapidly Evolving Learning Environment
The edtech landscape is changing rapidly, teachers are looking for more tools to bring their classroom instruction to the online world, and new products are coming to market at unprecedented rates. What does this mean for your school or district? Are you staying compliant with Ed Law 2D requirements? Do your teachers have an easy way to know what products are approved? Denied? When it comes to effectively managing or evaluating technology, there is often confusion or anxiety about how to best approach it. Education leaders must constantly compare products, manage requirements, and adapt to policy and privacy regulation changes. In this interactive session, learn how district leaders have streamlined processes to find, buy, organize, implement, vet, and measure edtech effectiveness. Learn how they use data and evidence to inform important decisions that improve student outcomes, close achievement gaps, and bridge the digital divide. Emphasis will be on sharing from participants to ensure everyone’s voice is heard. Come ready to learn and share.

Presenters
avatar for Greg Terry

Greg Terry

Director of Partnerships, LearnPlatform
LearnPlatform is an edtech effectiveness system that equips education organizations to control their \\"Wild West\\" ecosystem by empowering them to organize, streamline, and analyze their technology to save time,  money, and improve outcomes.
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Jeremy Wood

Senior Network Manager, Newburgh Enlarged City School District


Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-11

9:00am EST

Leading on Empty: Secondary Trauma in School Leaders
Understand the impact secondary trauma has on you as a school leader and learn strategies to support yourself, your colleagues and your teachers. 

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Dr. Sharon Archer, Ed. D.

Vice Principal, Syracuse CSD



Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-15

9:00am EST

Overwhelmed with Change? Talk It Out with a Mentor Coach.
In a time of uncertainty and overwhelming change, mentoring is more essential than ever. Hear examples of mentees' experience and see the SAANYS mentor coaching process in action. A 50-minute complimentary mentor coach session, to be used anytime from November 29 to December 30, 2020, will be given to participants.
 

Presenters
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Dr. Bonnie Tyron

Mentor Coordinator, SAANYS



Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-17

9:00am EST

Steps to Build Diversity Among School Leaders
We are at a pivotal point in history where the need to transform the fundamental school structures that have validated privilege and perpetuated discriminatory and racist practices has never been more clear. This facilitated discussion will focus on the dire need to greatly increase the  diversity of school leaders in our state and strategies in leader development and hiring practices that we can start implementing now.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Luvelle Brown

Dr. Luvelle Brown

Superintendent, Ithica CSD
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Dr. Oliver Robinson

Superintendent, Shenendehowa CSD



Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-16

9:00am EST

Preparing your district to meet the New York State SEL Benchmarks
Make sure your district is prepared to meet New York State standards by developing, assessing and reporting student and district progress toward the NYS SEL benchmarks. In this session, we'll discuss how to identify and promote behaviors that align with New York’s Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks and how to make reporting progress toward the SEL Benchmarks easier.

Presenters

Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-10

9:00am EST

STEAM Power: Infusing Art Into Your STEM Curriculum
This presentation will share fun, creative, project-based STEAM lessons featured in the new book STEAM Power from ISTE that teach the fundamentals, are cost effective and can be done at home. Educators that attend this presentation will leave knowing the essentials of STEAM and learning engaging STEAM lessons using various technologies.

We will begin by outlining the most important elements of STEAM then reviewing exciting projects which are adaptable to any grade level that incorporate the STEAM principles. We will then look at ways to take those lessons to the next-level by adding elements such as collaboration, community and global learning for more intermediate or advanced STEAM learning.

Presenters
avatar for Tim Needles

Tim Needles

Art/Media Teacher, Smithtown HS East
Tim Needles is an artist, educator and author of STEAM Power. He has been teaching art/media at Smithtown School District for over 20 years and his work has been featured on NPR, in the New York Times, Columbus Museum of Art, Norman Rockwell Museum, Alexandria Museum of Art, Katonah... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2020 9:00am - 9:50am EST
S6-4

10:15am EST

Keynote: Manny Scott
An original Freedom Writer whose story is told in part in the 2007 hit movie, Freedom Writers, Manny Scott has energized almost two million leaders, educators, volunteers, and students worldwide with his authentic, inspiring messages of hope. On the road up to 300 days per year for the last two decades, Manny Scott is on a mission. By age 16, Manny’s story was almost over: His father was incarcerated, he missed 60-90 days of school annually from 4th to 9th grade, he dropped out of school at age 14, he lived in 26 places by age 16, and his best friend was brutally murdered. Sensing that the end of his life was near, Manny sat down on a park bench, and considered how he would make others feel the depth of despair and anger roilingin his soul. He says, “When I look back, I now see that I was heading down a path that would have destroyed me.” Then, several individuals entered his life and helped him turn the page. He returned to school and ended up in the back of Erin Gruwell’s English class—a group now known worldwide as the Freedom Writers, portrayed in the 2007 hit MTV movie. She and several others helped Manny go from Fs and Ds to As and Bs. They helped him become the first person in his family to graduate from high school and go to college. Through very hard work, and with the help of others, Manny is now living the life of his dreams. In 2007, he founded Ink International, Inc, an education consulting firm that has empowered nearly two million people to improve the quality of not only their own lives, but also the lives of those around them. He has helped hundreds of organizations raise student achievement and leader effectiveness in 49 states and five continents; and, he has helped prevent thousands of dropouts and suicides. He is now happily married, a doting father of three, a pilot, a Ph.D. student, and one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers.

Presenters
MS

Manny Scott

ink international


Sunday November 22, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am EST
Main Stage

12:40pm EST

Advanced Features of Google DRIVE and Docs-Work More Effectively
Google Drive and Docs have features many users don’t know about. Turn yourself into a power user, and train your students too. Discover features to work more effectively. Customize documents; convert PDF’s to Docs; tag people in comments; add bookmarks, custom fonts, and footnotes; use the Explore Feature; share Docs with non-Google users; learn keyboard shortcuts. Google Drive: search within folders, drag/drop files, use Activity/Info Windows; learn about shared folders. More . . . 

Presenters
avatar for Carol LaRow

Carol LaRow

teacher, Authorized Google Education Trainer, Niskayuna CSD ret
Carol is an award-winning educator who taught for 33 years in the Niskayuna CSD, in upstate NY. She is an “authorized Google Education Trainer,” “Google Innovator,” “Smithsonian Laureate,” “Apple Distinguished Educator,” "Google Education Group Leader - Capital Region... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-2

12:40pm EST

Simplifying hybrid learning with Nearpod
Teachers already have so many decisions to make as they prepare for each lesson, and now they also need to consider how content is going to get to their students, given uncertainty about if and how schools will be open!

That’s where ed tech can help. What if you could plan one lesson, and deliver it to students wherever they are (even if some are in class and some are at home!).

Learn about Nearpod’s three modes of lesson delivery to facilitate student learning in any environment, and the formative assessment features that unlock insights into student thinking, wherever they are.

Also, dive into how Flocabulary’s hip-hop lessons bring literacy and joy to your lessons, regardless of where students are

Presenters
avatar for The Nearpod Team

The Nearpod Team

@nearpod, Nearpod
tba


Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-11

12:40pm EST

Google Classroom in the Elementary School
This presentation will include teaching the basics of how Google Classroom can be used in the Elementary School. Teachers can bring their own device and learn how to setup a Google Classroom, post assignments, and get their students logged in. We will also showcase some of the ways we have used Google Classroom with our 5th grade students.


Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-5

12:40pm EST

Join the Hype Club! How to Hype it Up with Hyperdocs
How do you hype up learning? You can do it all with a hyperdoc! Google gives teachers and students an amazing way to organize and streamline their learning! You can add almost anything to a Hyperdoc which makes it great for planning docs, learning workflows, procedures, and much, much, much more! Come to this session to build a learning doc workflow and get started on yours today.

Presenters
avatar for David Lockhart

David Lockhart

Instructional Coach, Big Guy in a Bow Tie Inc
David Lockhart is a little bit of everything. He is a teacher, coach, presenter, maker, and a whole host of other things that all have one goal in mind. Make the classroom different. He did it in his own classroom by bringing a historical news room concept to high school social studies... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-6

12:40pm EST

#CoolTools4School
#CoolTools4School is back! 3 friends (1 classroom teacher + 2 LMS) are bringing to you again their Top Tools for School! These tools, tips and tricks have been game changers for this trio and you are guaranteed to takeaway ideas to use immediately. You will also have an opportunity to share out your favorite top tools for school. You will leave with a collaborative Wakelet of resources, along with feeling rejuvenated and ready to redefine learning with your students!


Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-8

12:40pm EST

App Smackdown 8: App for All Devices
Are you looking for educational apps that can be accessed from any platform? The App Smackdown is an interactive, fast-paced, competition, highlighting the best technology tools across all content areas and grade levels. Learn about many different kinds of apps and how to instantly integrate them into the classroom!

Presenters
avatar for Jason Kathman

Jason Kathman

Teacher, Jamestown Public Schools
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Adobe Spark
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Orillio

Ryan Orillio

Technology Coordinator, Herkimer CSD
I'm an Apple Distinguished Educator who is passionate about technology, photography, running, and education.


Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-7

12:40pm EST

Trends With Benefits
As technology continues to evolve, so to does its application in the classroom.  Come learn and see the new emerging tech tools and resources for 2021 in this exciting and engaging session.  Following up on last years success “20 Tech Tools For 2020”, Ryan and Rob will walk participants through another round of new and emerging tech tools for the coming year!

Presenters
RM

Ryan McGinnis

Staff Specialist for Professional Development, CABOCES


Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-14

12:40pm EST

Impacts of Computing Concept Area: Unpacking the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards
The Impacts of Computing standards promote an understanding of the evolving impact of computing technologies on society through many lenses, including personal, social, cultural, accessibility, legal, economic, and ethical. Join this session to learn how the impacts of computing concept area of the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards can be unpacked, or turned into teachable learning targets that aid educators in purposeful instructional planning that supports student achievement and standards mastery.

Presenters
avatar for Laurie Guyon

Laurie Guyon

Coordinator for Model Schools, WSWHE BOCES
Laurie Guyon is the Coordinator for Model Schools at WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Laurie is also a trainer for NYSCATE.  Laurie was named one of the  NextGen: Emerging EdTech Leaders for 2020 with CoSN. She is ISTE certified and is a Common Sense Ambassador, Google... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-12

12:40pm EST

Supporting Students in the Digital Environment
Participants will learn about technology tools that can be used to help support modifications and accommodations when teaching online.  Information will include best practices of what our BOCES has learned so far during remote learning.

Presenters
avatar for Sherry Perry

Sherry Perry

Technology Director/Coordinator, Herkimer BOCES


Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-3

12:40pm EST

Encouraging Civic Action for Student Growth
Students will rise or stoop to the levels we set for them. What if you were able to tap into their big ideas for changing the world? What if you helped them find their passion? That would be cool! But then how do you help them pursue it. This presentation will walk through a Civic Action Project journey for your students based on 7 years of experience.

Presenters
avatar for Jonathan Redeker

Jonathan Redeker

K-12 District Technology Coordinator, Teacher, Goshen Central School District
K-12 Technology Coordinator. Goshen Central School District. Google Certified Trainer Without RISK, there is no REWARD.


Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-10

12:40pm EST

Using Standards Based Grading to Transform the Learning Environment
Implementing a standards-based grading model shifts the classroom focus to mastery of learning targets rather than final grades and completion of assignments. This session will demonstrate how to transform your classroom to a focus on learning targets, student – centered activities and an emphasis on growth of understanding of learning targets. This is accomplished through creating tiered activities based on readiness and is enhanced by technology that allows for immediate feedback and tracking of progress.


Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-9

12:40pm EST

Protecting Student Data - It's Everyone's Responsibiity
Attending conferences such as NYSCATE provide teachers and administrators with a plethora of fascinating solutions for integrating technology and instruction. The instructional value is often a key factor in decision making but the adoption of Part 121 Regulations for Education Law 2-d have added another layer of complexity. Before choosing a technology solution educators must now consider the way the vendors address the protection of personally identifiable information. This session will provide participants with an overview of the regulations and a guide for choosing resources that are compliant with the newly adopted regulations.

Presenters
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Dr. Madalyn L. Romano

Manager, Customer Relations, LHRIC / RIC One


Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-13

12:40pm EST

Administrator Burnout: Why It Matters, and What You Can Do About it
Burnout Is real, and it impacts the quality of your work, health and personal life. This session will provide strategies to cope with job stress and offer practical suggestions for finding balance.

Presenters
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Sarah Cioffi

Academic Administrator, Shenendehowa CSD
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Dr. Drew Anderson

Clinical Psychologist & Associate Professor of Psychology, U Albany



Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-15

12:40pm EST

Creating Conditions for Time Management in Today’s School Settings
We as school leaders are looking for ways manage our time more effectively. Some simple strategies to implement immediately as well as  recent research will be highlighted. Email is a time-killer and strategies to reduce our time spent viewing, receiving, and responding to emails will be one focus of this workshop by the author of the upcoming book Crisis Management: Leadership Steps to Avoid Early Burnout.

Presenters
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Dr. Larry Dake

Ass. Superintendent for Instruction and Budget, Binghamton City School District



Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-17

12:40pm EST

The Evolving Role of the Assistant Principal in the Current Environment
Remote learning, school safety, building equity… what a time to be an assistant principal!
Participants will come away with strategies to rise to these challenging new responsibilities.

Presenters
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Kristen Lennon-McMahan

Assistant Principal, Shenendehowa CSD



Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-16

12:40pm EST

Embracing Authentic Digital Leadership, Student Voice & Agency through Social Media
In this session, you'll learn how students are using social media to grow from digital citizens to digital leaders. Find ways that you can bring Global EDU Student Chat (#GlobalEdSsChat) into your classroom in a variety of ways as well as learn of the many benefits it will bring to your learners and your classroom community. From blogs, to tweet & talks, to slow chats to connecting with experts to the launching points of global collaborations, it's all here waiting for YOU and your STUDENTS. Join us and experience social LEADia at its finest.

Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-1

12:40pm EST

Spotlight Speaker: Jason Latimer
Jason Latimer is a world champion magician, curator of the iconic Fleet Science Center, and co-host of the Science Channel series SciJinks. Latimer unites magic and science to inspire curiosity and demonstrate how the right question changes everything.
 
From bending light to shaping water, his illusions are featured globally on Television Specials, Series, Live Shows, STEM labs, & science festivals. Latimer's work has sparked millions of minds to embrace their ability to wonder.

Presenters
avatar for Jason Latimer

Jason Latimer

Impossible Science


Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
Main Stage

12:40pm EST

ScratchJr: Creative Computing in Early Elementary
Learn the why and how of teaching creative computing to your students in grades PreK to 3rd, through the introductory programming language of ScratchJr. Teach your students how to create their own interactive stories and games, while learning computational thinking skills and computer science concepts. This interactive presentation will familiarize participants on how to integrate ScratchJr into a variety of classroom settings, while also showcasing student-made projects. I will share my experiences implementing ScratchJr and provide practical examples, as well as a wealth of free curriculum resources to get you started. Join me to Reflect on the role of creativity in learning - Rejuvenate the meaning of technology for your students - Redefine the technology as a means of creative expression for your students.

Presenters
avatar for Brian DeBoyace

Brian DeBoyace

Staff Developer/Ed Tech Specialist, Otsego-Northern Catskills BOCES


Sunday November 22, 2020 12:40pm - 1:30pm EST
S7-4

1:40pm EST

Poster Session: Learning Spaces: What Lies Beneath the Fad
During this poster session, participants will learn about Brighton's journey to claim the classroom cell to transform it into a student-centered space.  The conversation will center around the concept of "coherence" or intersectionality between three elements: 1. What we believe education is 2. What are the practices that support what we believe, and 3. How are spaces where our believes and practices can be enacted? Without coherence between these three ideas, we are merely "redecorating" the classroom. Participants will see some examples of teachers' classroom designs and the pedagogical practices and beliefs that support these designs. 

Presenters
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Maria Murillo

Brighton CSD


Sunday November 22, 2020 1:40pm - 2:10pm EST
Poster 1

1:40pm EST

Poster Session: Speak up! Giving every child a voice
Whether in the classroom or teaching virtually, it can be next to impossible for all students to have the opportunity to speak up. I will share a variety of project ideas (Engaged Citizenship; Identity and Language; Shark tank; etc) as well as daily lessons that incorporate tools such as Flipgrid, Screencastify, and Seesaw to get every student speaking AND listening. These tools serve as engaging platforms which can be used in any discipline to perfect public speaking, connect with the greater community as well as interacting with peers.

Presenters
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Toby Gillen

Bronxville UFSD


Sunday November 22, 2020 1:40pm - 2:20pm EST
Poster 2

2:20pm EST

Computer Science Teachers Roundtable
During this interactive, open-ended session for teachers of Computer Science, there is will be open forum to raise questions, share ideas, and more. Potential topics for discussion will include current curriculum practices and resources, the new AP Computer Science Principles Exam coming in Spring 2021, competitions and clubs for students, and more. Come and share your ideas and pick up some new ones!

Presenters
avatar for Laurie Guyon

Laurie Guyon

Coordinator for Model Schools, WSWHE BOCES
Laurie Guyon is the Coordinator for Model Schools at WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Laurie is also a trainer for NYSCATE.  Laurie was named one of the  NextGen: Emerging EdTech Leaders for 2020 with CoSN. She is ISTE certified and is a Common Sense Ambassador, Google... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2020 2:20pm - 3:00pm EST
S8-2

2:20pm EST

Making a Scene: Bitmoji Classroom Scenes
This session is an overview of the new strategy that so many teachers are learning about and using in their own online classrooms – Bitmoji Class Scenes! This strategy can be used across the curriculum and we will look at examples and you will walk away with templates you can use immediately. During this session, I will demonstrate basics for constructing a scene, as well as basic skills for linking video and other web-based media into the scene. We will also touch on approaching the creation of these scenes with an eye toward empathy, equity, and representation to avoid biases in the construction of scenes.

Presenters

Sunday November 22, 2020 2:20pm - 3:00pm EST
S8-6

2:20pm EST

Make Creative Splashes Riding the Wakelet Wave
Amplify student voice by offering creative options using Wakelet. Invite your students to showcase their learning in a collaborative or independent collection. Encourage peer feedback from with their peers, locally and globally. Wakelet allows teachers to provide a space to bridge the gap between students demonstrating content learning and the creative freedom to do so in a personal and customizable way. Students who are struggling to tell stories in a standardized way can use Wakelet which is engaging, organized, and inspiring. Let's dive into a beneficial tool that keeps even research projects interactive and social.

Presenters

Sunday November 22, 2020 2:20pm - 3:00pm EST
S8-13

2:20pm EST

Using a screencast to enhance remote/hybrid digital learning
One of the most useful tools in remote learning has been screencasting. Screencasting means to record all of the actions on your screen along with your narration. Teachers in every grade level are using screencasts to review daily work, provide a tour of a new software/platform, record a lesson, and much, much more! Participants will learn screencasting tools, the pros and cons of each, how to share screencasts with their students on any platform, and pro tips on what makes a good screencast.

Presenters
avatar for Alana Winnick

Alana Winnick

Educational Technology Specialist, LHRIC
Alana has been working with the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) since 2013. Her current role as Senior Facilitator of Educational Technology within the Model Schools Program allows her to mentor teachers in the region with technology integration into their K-12 classrooms. Prior... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2020 2:20pm - 3:00pm EST
S8-7

2:20pm EST

Virtual Reality in a Shoebox
Come hear the story of how we took dioramas to the next level using a 360* camera and a green screen. With the help of our embedded ed tech coaches we were able to transform our learning environment by utilizing authentic tasks, student choice, and some creativity... all while keeping focused on the content and standards. We will share what worked, what didn't, and what we learned in the process. We will also have a Q&A period at the end of the session.

Presenters
avatar for Rick Bray

Rick Bray

Instructional Technology PD Specialist, Broome-Tioga BOCES


Sunday November 22, 2020 2:20pm - 3:00pm EST
S8-8

2:20pm EST

Culturally Responsive Distance Learning
We are going to focus on how teachers can create a culturally responsive curriculum and inclusive classroom even while teaching via a distance - synchronous and asynchronous examples included.

Presenters
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Donna Farren

Monroe2-Orleans BOCES
LK

Lugene Kennebrew

Monroe2-Orleans BOCES


Sunday November 22, 2020 2:20pm - 3:00pm EST

2:20pm EST

Creating a Global-Goals-Based Digital PLN
Social media can do more than just act as a playground to share your thoughts, images, or jokes with the world. It can unite people across all walks of life and help us to redefine the world through a common cause. Using the SDG's from the United Nations, attendees will learn how to purposely grow a PLN with a targeted mission and vision for learning from and helping one another. Our world depends on your activism and this session will help you to get started. Resources will include the following weblinks: https://www.globalgoals.org/ and https://inspirecitizens.org/

Presenters

Sunday November 22, 2020 2:20pm - 3:00pm EST
S8-9

2:20pm EST

Redefining Professional Development in the Digital Age!
This presentation will explore how we have redefined the professional development experience for teachers within our district. Creating digital learning spaces that are optimized for teacher learning in relation to instructional design. Successful professional development adapts to the learning style and availability of educators. Learn how changing the dynamics of PD offerings shifts from synchronous to asynchronous, along with other methods to expand your professional learning network allows educators to reflect, rejuvenate and redesign.

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Nikola

Andrew Nikola

Technology Integration Specialist, Wappingers Central School District
avatar for Daniel Roberto

Daniel Roberto

Technology Integration Specialist, Wappingers Central School District


Sunday November 22, 2020 2:20pm - 3:00pm EST
S8-10

2:20pm EST

NIST Cybersecurity Framework & Ed Law 2-d: We Are All In This Together
Now that Ed Law 2-d is officially approved by NYSED, participants will engage in discussion regarding implementation of this new law. We all know this is a massive undertaking where many hands make light work. Also embedded will be conversation surrounding the Data Protection Officer mandated position. You won't want to miss this collaborative session... Ed Law 2-d & NIST Cybersecurity Framework Takeaways Guaranteed!

Presenters
avatar for Jeremy Wood

Jeremy Wood

Senior Network Manager, Newburgh Enlarged City School District
avatar for Dana Castine

Dana Castine

Director of Math, Science, Technology, Florida Union Free SD


Sunday November 22, 2020 2:20pm - 3:00pm EST
S8-12

2:20pm EST

Essential Service Leaders: Staying Healthy in a Whole New World
Presenters
BC

Bettyjean Callon

Rochester CSD
AS

Andy Scott

Andy.scott@rcsdk12.org, Rochester CSD



Sunday November 22, 2020 2:20pm - 3:00pm EST
S8-16

2:20pm EST

SAANYS Legal Update
Join Jennifer Carlson, SAANYS Deputy General Counsel, for a comprehensive update on legal issues relevant to all school leaders as well as time for Q&A

Presenters
avatar for Jenn Carlson

Jenn Carlson

Counsel, SAANYS
Jenn is an experienced member of the SAANYS in-house Legal Department, responding to legal inquiries on job-related matters.



Sunday November 22, 2020 2:20pm - 3:00pm EST
S8-17

2:20pm EST

Emotional Learning for a Constantly Changing World
 Empower teachers to integrate SEL into their core literacy instruction with content that is relevant to what students are experiencing—wherever they’re learning.

Presenters
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Whitney O'Connell

Solution Architect, Newsela


Sunday November 22, 2020 2:20pm - 3:00pm EST
S8-4

2:20pm EST

Redefine blended learning with culturally and linguistically responsive teaching
Tired of those even awkwarder moments of silence on Zoom, Meet or Teams calls with students? Rejuvenate your synchronous and asynchronous remote teaching game with culturally and linguistically responsive practices. Learn how to validate and affirm sociocentric, communal, and spontaneous learners by facilitating remote Think-Pair-Share, Give One Get One and Post your Thoughts protocols using tools including, but not limited to, Google Jamboard, YoTeach and Padlet. Social distancing is not and should not be social isolation. Remote teaching and learning is not and should not always be individual and autonomous. Let’s redefine distance teaching and learning!

Presenters

Sunday November 22, 2020 2:20pm - 3:00pm EST
S8-1

2:20pm EST

Spotlight Session: Connected Learning: Remote Learning with a Future Forward Focus
How do we promote the knowledge, skills and sense of urgency for understanding connected and blended learning in today’s post COVID-19 world? As the physical and virtual worlds converge to become the ‘real world’ of teaching and learning, virtual exchanges, online mentoring and other immersive environments will play increasingly important roles in educational reform. Our goal as educators is to leverage these connections and changes as powerful means to improve teaching and learning in our schools as we explore and own new pedagogy in blended and online environments.

Presenters
avatar for Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

CEO, Powerful Learning Practice
During a 25-year education career, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach has been a classroom teacher, technology coach, charter school principal, district administrator, university instructor and digital learning consultant. Sheryl is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Powerful Learning... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2020 2:20pm - 3:00pm EST
S8-3

2:20pm EST

Make Something Delicious with Microcomputers!
Coding does not have to just be in a specialized computer class. With the power of digital making it can be part of any standard! The micro:bit and Raspberry Pi can make it all happen. Come to this session to see what they are, what you can create, and how you can build anything for any subject!

Presenters
avatar for David Lockhart

David Lockhart

Instructional Coach, Big Guy in a Bow Tie Inc
David Lockhart is a little bit of everything. He is a teacher, coach, presenter, maker, and a whole host of other things that all have one goal in mind. Make the classroom different. He did it in his own classroom by bringing a historical news room concept to high school social studies... Read More →


Sunday November 22, 2020 2:20pm - 3:00pm EST
S8-5
 
Monday, November 23
 

10:00am EST

Ask An Ed Tech Integrator/Coach
I love learning and sharing ideas every year at NYSCATE, but this year some friends of mine want to flip things around a bit. I'm putting together a panel of ed tech integrators and coaches ready to take your questions, hot takes and all!! The panel will welcome questions about best practices, strategies for increasing student empowerment, and how to use technology to be more than just a hook, but to help leverage learning around your standards!

Presenters
avatar for Rick Bray

Rick Bray

Instructional Technology PD Specialist, Broome-Tioga BOCES


Monday November 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am EST
S9-2

10:00am EST

TEAMing with Possibilities (On-line Book Studies)
Presenters will share their success with moving traditional face to face book studies with teachers and leaders, to book chats using various on-line platforms. Through the use of Facebook, Twitter and TEAMS, participants will understand how a local region re-energized their LOVE for book chats, sharing resources and connecting with other teachers and leaders in the region using a digital platform. We will share the pros and cons of our experiences over the past few year.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Wittmeyer

Sarah Wittmeyer

Curriculum Coordinator, CA BOCES
RM

Ryan McGinnis

Staff Specialist for Professional Development, CABOCES


Monday November 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am EST
S9-5

10:00am EST

Using the Canvas LMS to Enhance Your Classroom Teaching
Use the Canvas LMS to enhance your classroom teaching. This is an overview to see how you can add other teaching modalities so the students can access the information anytime. The presenter will show some of the features that make Canvas a good LMS to use in and outside of the classroom.

Presenters
avatar for Erik Brillón

Erik Brillón

PLTW Technology Teacher, Rhinebeck Central School District


Monday November 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am EST
S9-6

10:00am EST

Fab 5 Presentations
This is the 3rd annual 5 minute Lightning Round presentations with a snapshot of a tech idea or tool from an educator with the power to present!

Presenters
AW

Andrew Wheelock

Technology Coordinator, Erie 1 BOCES/WNYRIC


Monday November 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am EST
S9-10

10:00am EST

Lights, Camera, Action: Focusing Your Lens Into The Future
Come learn about our #WeArePlainedge High School Television & Video Production course! A unique, enriching, and authentic opportunity that encourages and empowers students to think creatively and critically and turn their ideas into innovative products while they learn the technical aspects of audio and visual production. Students enter the course with little to no production experience beyond using the basic features of their cell phone cameras. Our course fosters their desire to learn more about the media that surrounds them. You will hear about many of the technologies including the Tricaster Switcher, iMovie, and Adobe Rush. We also will include cost-effective ways to create a similar program. Learn how students are given opportunities to extend their learning beyond the classroom and into the wider Plainedge community through live-streaming of events including concerts, sporting events and other school and community activities. Through this course, students are learning to be thinkers, designers, producers, team members, and leaders while they engage in authentic, enjoyable learning opportunities.

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Monday November 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am EST
S9-7

10:00am EST

Networks & Systems Design: Unpacking the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards
The Networks and Systems Design standards aim to prepare students to understand the basic functioning of the computing systems and networks that are used as fundamental tools in our personal and professional lives. Join this session to learn how the Networks and Systems area of the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards standards can be unpacked, or turned into teachable learning targets that aid educators in purposeful instructional planning that supports student achievement and standards mastery.

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Monday November 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am EST
S9-11

10:00am EST

Building Cultural Bridges: Developing 21st Century Skills through International Collaboration in the Classroom
Building Cultural Bridges: Developing 21st Century Skills through International Collaboration in the Classroom is a program developed by Educators of America that enables students in the US to connect with their peers around the world. Employing letter writing, video conferencing technology, and the Project-Based Learning pedagogy, students and teachers experience diverse perspectives, foreign cultures, and novel languages all while collaborating on meaningful projects. Students are exposed to international ideas, customs, and ways of thinking. Experiences that are integral to building future innovators, leaders, and mavericks of the world.


Monday November 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am EST
S9-12

10:00am EST

Redefining How You Use Your LMS
Implementing an LMS, like Canvas, takes effort and energy to get everyone’s buy in. Come and learn how our district switched to Canvas, and how we use Canvas to support not only classroom instruction, but have used it as a platform for engaging students in virtual book clubs, sharing important information with teachers about tech tools, and providing professional development to our staff and teachers.

Presenters
avatar for Philip Jarosz

Philip Jarosz

Instructional Innovation Support Specialist, Kenmore-Tonawanda UFSD
Phil has been an educator in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School district for nearly 20 years and currently serves as a Secondary Technology Integration Specialist. Phil provides job-embedded support, personalized support to teachers and staff to expand technology integration in... Read More →
avatar for Joi Chimera

Joi Chimera

Instructional Innovation Support Specialist, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District
Joi Chimera is a 20+ year educator currently serving as a Secondary Technology Integration Specialist for the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda school district in Western New York. She is a Google Certified Educator I & II, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Flipgrid Educator, Insert Learning... Read More →


Monday November 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am EST
S9-8

10:00am EST

3 reasons to use formative assessment in your virtual instruction—and tips on how to go about it
If teaching is an art, then formative assessment—the planned, ongoing processes used to elicit and use evidence of student learning—is one of its fundamentals. During this singular moment in the lives of students, it has never been more important to understand student learning in the moment and use that understanding to drive instruction. As our research has shown, the learning gaps between students that will emerge during this period will likely be substantial. What we don’t know is how this crisis will affect those students individually: where specifically students may fall behind and the specific content they will need to catch up. Formative assessment can help bridge the gaps in our understanding by going deep into what students know and can do, and providing students the opportunity to collaborate on the next steps in completing their unfinished learning.

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Monday November 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am EST
S9-9

10:00am EST

Our DigCitIMPACT Journey: A Community Approach to Digital Citizenship
In this session, participants learn how to invite an entire school community to learn alongside students. From making a commitment to digital citizenship to putting it into action, Lake Shore Central School District (LSCSD) became the hub for the outside community to learn alongside students. Using an intergenerational approach to community outreach, students hosted a Digital Citizenship Summit, a Future Ready networking event, and participated in a Cyber Seniors program at a local senior center. The different layers of community outreach was an invitation for the community to learn with students as the school community took the lead as problem-solvers, designers, and global collaborators who are empathetic, entrepreneurial, inclusive, and innovative both on and offline.

Presenters
avatar for Michael Drezek

Michael Drezek

District Technology Integrator, Lake Shore CSD
avatar for Marialice Curran

Marialice Curran

Founder, Executive Director,, Digital Citizenship Institute
Dr. Marialice B.F.X. Curran is the Founder and Executive Director of the Digital Citizenship Institute. Her advanced graduate and doctoral studies on adolescent development at Boston College reinforced her commitment to service learning as Dr. Curran leads by hand, heart and mind... Read More →
avatar for Deann Poleon

Deann Poleon

Tech integrator, Lake Shore CSD
I just completed my first year as a technology integrator.


Monday November 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am EST
S9-3

10:00am EST

Social and Emotional Barriers to Learning
Our presentation will overview the 9 key social and emotional barriers that can be broken down into three categories.

The first set are contextual, and they look at a student’s feelings toward the school environment and their relationships within it.

Having such a large standardization population allows schools to gather very powerful insights using the PASS data. Take factor 1 feelings about school for example. It measures whether students enjoy being in the school environment and whether they find school to be a friendly, inviting, and safe place. Low scores in this factor can indicate poor school climate, or feelings of social exclusion and most commonly correlates with bullying.

We measure attitudes toward teachers. This is a measure of the relationships with the adults in the buildings, whether that is a child's classroom teacher, a member of the cafeteria staff, etc. This factor indicates whether or not students feel they have a champion in the adults at their school.

If we look at factor 8 attitudes to attendance, which measures students’ perceptions as to the importance of attending school every day. A low score for middle and high school students correlates directly with poor attendance within the next 12 months. This information allows schools to be proactive in their approach to improving attendance rather than only focusing on kids once they have fallen off track.

The second group looks at a child's self-efficacy. Self-efficacy has been found to have a large influence on academic achievement because it influences their cognition, motivation, emotions, and use of learning strategies. Low self-efficacy often results in students avoiding tasks, having lowered aspirations, and poor commitment towards goals, leading to lower academic outcomes, even if children are academically capable.

We have broken self-efficacy down into 4 parts:
Perceived learning capability – measures how capable students feel in their abilities in the present moment. This factor offers a snapshot of whether students find the everyday aspects of learning to be enjoyable, positive, and attainable. - “do they have a love of learning’. We find that a low score often correlates with a recent transition at home or in school.

Preparedness for learning - measures how effective a student feels regarding their self-regulation and learning skills – ‘does the child have the skills they need to be successful in the classroom, such as reading skills, concentration skills, and study skills. Of all the factors, this factor correlates most closely with behavioral difficulties in the classroom. This is because students who do not know how to learn effectively often choose to engage in disruption to avoid the pain of attempting tasks at which they feel inept.

Confidence in learning - measures a student’s ability to persevere when faced with challenge. It focuses on students’ perseverance, grit, and resilience, as well as whether they have a growth mindset.

Self-regard – this is the foundation of the self-efficacy factors. It measures students’ self-esteem and long-term perception of their ability to achieve academically. A low PASS score in Self-Regard demonstrates that students have a solidified belief in their inadequacy as a learner.

The final group builds on this by giving you an insight into student motivation. Here we assess how motivated a student is in school and in life.

General Work Ethic - measures students’ broad motivation to succeed in school and life. It specifically examines whether students feel their school is invested in helping them personally to improve their lives now and in the future. – ‘do they see the point in school’

Response to Curriculum Demands - measures school-based motivation. This factor evaluates how motivated the learner is to undertake and complete tasks set within the curriculum – ‘are they engaged by the curriculum and instruction being offered’ ‘do they see the benefit of the work being set’

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Monday November 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am EST
S9-1

10:00am EST

Redefining The Library through STEAM
Afraid you'll become the makerspace or STEAM integrator as your districts' librarian? So were we! Join us in this session to hear how we found balance integrating makerspace/STEAM activities into our library classes. You will leave this session with resources and ideas ready to use when you return to your space!

Presenters
avatar for Lindsay Simpson

Lindsay Simpson

Technology Integration Specialist, Genesee Valley Central School
I am the districts Technology Integration Specialist assisting Pk-12 teachers with embedding technology into their curriculum. I also assist in increasing the use of STEAM as a philosophy into the classroom and curriculum.


Monday November 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:50am EST
S9-4

11:10am EST

Keynote: Jay McTighe
Jay McTighe brings a wealth of experience developed during a rich and varied career in education. He served as director of the Maryland Assessment Consortium, a state collaboration of school districts working together to develop and share formative performance assessments. Prior to this position, Jay was involved with school improvement projects at the Maryland State Department of Education where he helped lead Maryland’s standards-based reforms, including the development of performancebased statewide assessments. He also directed the development of the Instructional Framework, a multimedia database on teaching. Well known for his work with thinking skills, Jay has coordinated statewide efforts to develop instructional strategies, curriculum models, and assessment procedures for improving the quality of student thinking. In addition to his work at the state level, Jay has experience at the district level in Prince George’s County, Maryland, as a classroom teacher, resource specialist, and program coordinator. He also directed a state residential enrichment program for gifted and talented students. Jay is an accomplished author, having co-authored 17 books, including the award-winning and best-selling Understanding by Design series with Grant Wiggins. His books have been translated into twelve languages. Jay has also written more than 50 articles and book chapters, and been published in leading journals, including Educational Leadership (ASCD) and ED WEEK. Jay has an extensive background in professional development and is a regular speaker at national, state, and district conferences and workshops. He has made presentations in 48 states within the United States, in 7 Canadian provinces, and internationally to educators in 39 countries on six continents. Jay received his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, earned his Master’s degree from the University of Maryland and completed post-graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University. He was selected to participate in the Educational Policy Fellowship Program through the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, D.C., and served as a member of the National Assessment Forum, a coalition of education and civil rights organizations advocating reforms in national, state, and local assessment policies and practices. Since education is a “learning” profession, Jay set a learning goal when he was 57 years of age to be surfing by 60. He did it!

Presenters
avatar for Jay McTighe

Jay McTighe

Educational Author and Consultant


Monday November 23, 2020 11:10am - 12:10pm EST
Main Stage

1:30pm EST

Like Chocolate and Peanut Butter
Like chocolate and peanut butter in a Reese’s cup, Microsoft Teams and Nearpod are better together. With Covid closures, I was actively engaging my students by week 2 with an “attendance” rate of 70%. Let me share with you my quick and tasty recipe for actively teaching students remotely with tools you can use in your “real” classroom too. And of course there will be Reese’s cups for everyone!

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Kimberly Lewis

West Valley Central School


Monday November 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:20pm EST
S10-2

1:30pm EST

Building an Online Community in a Primary Classroom
COVID has catapulted education into a totally digital world before many teachers and students were prepared. As a primary educator, you value face-to-face time with your students and know that they learn in a very social mannar. This session will show you how to effectively cultivate your classroom community while taking your students social/emotional needs into consideration.

Presenters
avatar for Alana Winnick

Alana Winnick

Educational Technology Specialist, LHRIC
Alana has been working with the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) since 2013. Her current role as Senior Facilitator of Educational Technology within the Model Schools Program allows her to mentor teachers in the region with technology integration into their K-12 classrooms. Prior... Read More →
avatar for Laurie Guyon

Laurie Guyon

Coordinator for Model Schools, WSWHE BOCES
Laurie Guyon is the Coordinator for Model Schools at WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Laurie is also a trainer for NYSCATE.  Laurie was named one of the  NextGen: Emerging EdTech Leaders for 2020 with CoSN. She is ISTE certified and is a Common Sense Ambassador, Google... Read More →


Monday November 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:20pm EST
S10-5

1:30pm EST

Tools for Schools for Supporting the Implementation: Unpacking the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards
As we embark upon the implementation of NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards, it is important for educators to be mindful of how technology tools and resources are integrated in classroom routines and practices to develop a broad set of digital fluency and computer science skills.  What does this actually look like in the classroom?  Join this session to learn strategies for the infusion of tech into your classroom culture to support standards implementation.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Blank

Lisa Blank

Director of STEM Programs, Watertown City School District
Supporting and creating STEM educational opportunities for students and teachers is my passion. I love the power of maker activities in empowering students to see themselves as creative and capable! It brings me joy to see the great fun kids have while struggling productively through... Read More →
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Teresia Parker

Supervisor of Professional Learning, MVCSD


Monday November 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:20pm EST
S10-14

1:30pm EST

Blended Learning 2020 Edition: What we Learned from School Shutdowns and How to Prepare for the New Normal
When schools closed their doors this past spring teachers everywhere were forced to re-evaluate their instructional methods as they adapted to online learning. Although challenging in many ways, this change also afforded the opportunity to reshape the educational experience. Through an examination of theory and practice, as well as feedback from students and teachers, this presentation will take a look at lessons learned from the abrupt shift to technology-mediated learning and how we can harness digital tools to engage all students moving forward.


Monday November 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:20pm EST
S10-6

1:30pm EST

Formative Assessment to Engage Students
Many classrooms are run under the ideal that one size fits all. However, classrooms are full of diverse learners who have varied learning needs. Formative assessments allow teachers to determine individual student and whole class needs. Digital tools such as Socrative, GoFormative, Mastery Connect, Microsoft/Google Forms, EdPuzzle, Kahoot, Quizizz help teachers gather data that can be used to adjust their teaching in the moment or for subsequent classes. Teachers can provide students diverse learning activities that meet their individual needs using digital tools such as Padlet and Thinglink. This session will focus on how to use digital tools to create formative assessment, analyze data quickly and efficiently and then use digital tools to create differentiated activities to meet the needs of all learners. The presenters will model how this can be done by having participants take a pre-assessment and then complete an activity based on the data. The presenters will also provide a wide range of examples of formative assessments created on digital tools.


Monday November 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:20pm EST
S10-7

1:30pm EST

Interactive Student Journaling in Digital Spaces
Digital spaces give students ways to share their thoughts and feelings through a variety of media. With voice, video, narration and images, students can create interactive journals to document their experiences. In this session, Dr. Monica Burns will take you through strategies for setting expectations, creating digital spaces, and establishing a workflow for students. You’ll explore activity ideas, journal prompts, and more while learning about the free Spark Page and Spark Video creation tools!

Presenters
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Adobe Spark
Dr. Monica Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum consultant, author and former New York City public school teacher. She visits schools across the country to support PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration meaningful and sustainable. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com helps educators... Read More →


Monday November 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:20pm EST
S10-9

1:30pm EST

Student Projects Redefined with Project Management Techniques and Tools
Student Centered Learning, Flipped Learning, PBL - all of this lends itself to project work in the classroom. As we have moved online this school year, students get to operate in remote teams. A variety of project management techniques can be a big help in this environment and we very often have access to tech tools similar to what our students will encounter in the workplace. As communicating and collaborating online has become the norm this school year, being able to effectively work and learn remotely is a requirement. How do we help our students become effective at working remotely with their peers and take that on to the workplace or college?

Presenters
avatar for Paula Cancro

Paula Cancro

Assistant Prof, The College of Westchester
I'm an Assistant Professor at The College of Westchester, a small college in White Plains, NY - teaching business and other courses in the classroom and online. Somewhere after years in corporate IT and training I landed in Higher Ed; I've been there as a full-time educator since... Read More →


Monday November 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:20pm EST
S10-10

1:30pm EST

Readefine: Books for Rethinking our Roles
In the frantic multitasking of any given school year, sometimes it's hard to take time to breathe, let alone read. Every year many of us leave the NYSCATE conference with a few book ideas gathered from various presentations, speakers, and lunch conversations. Let's explore some books of significance to our roles as educators and technology specialists and spend some time sharing titles that have made an impact on how we navigate the changing dynamics of our profession.

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Monday November 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:20pm EST
S10-3

1:30pm EST

Google Classroom with a Twist: The Google Tech Hub
Did you think Google Classroom was just for kids? Did you know it can be used for instructional technology support for educators as well? As Technology Integrators, we created a "ONE STOP SHOPPING" Google Classroom Tech Hub to answer our district’s instructional technology needs. It is designed as a place where educators can ask questions, get answers, and have an organized listing of resources, how-to-guides, and professional learning opportunities. This has been an invaluable resource for our district by making instructional technology support accessible for all and streamlining the large wealth of information available. Come learn how to develop your own Tech Hub to meet your district’s needs!


Monday November 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:20pm EST
S10-13

1:30pm EST

The Impact of Wireless Technology and how it Provides Valuable Insights into Curriculum Delivery
While tradition instructional technology focuses on devices and internet applications, the untapped data from your school’s wireless infrastructure can support teaching, learning, and valuable curriculum decisions. Learn from education technology experts on how wireless technology can provide valuable insights into curriculum delivery, information sharing, and more effective teacher and students scheduling. See in real time how data collected by infrastructure wireless can assist teachers and administrators with valuable student data.


Monday November 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:20pm EST
S10-11

1:30pm EST

Enhancing One's Literacy Experience With Technology
This literacy workshop will share classroom instructional techniques for teaching and building skills within our teachers and students. Mentoring and modeling remains a fundamental element to quality instruction. Technology only enhances that with mentor texts, online writer's notebooks, and interactive writing as well as prerecorded writing examples in which the author talks through his or her process in a think-a-loud fashion. Knowing that novelty and engagement share a direct link, many different styles of delivery as well as instruction will be shared. Feedback, reflection, and revision will play a critical role in learning through this class and one's instruction as well. Technology utilized for teaching both persuasive and narrative writing vary greatly but will be modeled using Zoom. Other resources can be adapted especially for feedback whether live or recorded.

Presenters
avatar for William Dove

William Dove

English Teacher, Spencer - Van Etten
DJ

Dr. Jennifer W. Dove

Director of Literacy and Humanities, Early Childhood-Grade 12, Binghamton City School District


Monday November 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:20pm EST
S10-1

1:30pm EST

The New Normal: Let’s get Real and Authentic
Where we are as educators today is different from where we were prior to COVID and school closure. I’m referring to the physical set up of school and the planning of instruction. We are in a new normal. But what isn’t different is what we know is critical in any learning environment: connection, sense of community, and attention to work that matters. So what does it mean to be real and learn in authentic ways? This is our chance to create learning experiences that allow our students to see their place in the world and their real worth in the world. During this session, we will explore ways that educators can connect with the heart of their students and design authentic real-world learning experiences that allow students to connect to their community and others. Whether you are currently physically back at the school building, in a blended environment, or completely online you will see how you can use instructional technology to design authentic learning that will inspire students to learn and care in a deeper way.

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Monday November 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:20pm EST
S10-12

1:30pm EST

Empathy Drives Design Thinking: 3D Printing Prosthetic Hands in Classroom MakerSpaces
A diverse team of professional development and tech integration specialists launched a district-wide initiative to develop MakerSpaces in the classroom and support classroom teachers in aligning practices to The New York State Next Generation Learning Standards. With a focus on building empathy, classroom teachers created Three Dimensional Learning experiences across many grade levels to engage students in a 3D printing project to build prosthetic hands. Each grade level had a particular content area focus and integrated Next Generation Science & Engineering Practices. Findings indicate that across grade levels, students were emotionally invested into the project and thrived in developing a product to be showcased to the larger community and affect the life of another child.

Presenters
avatar for Andrew Nikola

Andrew Nikola

Technology Integration Specialist, Wappingers Central School District
avatar for Daniel Roberto

Daniel Roberto

Technology Integration Specialist, Wappingers Central School District
avatar for Art Schouten

Art Schouten

Director of Instructional Technology, Wappingers Central School District
I am currently the Director of Instructional Technology, Data, Assessment, Library Media Services, and Technology Education for the Wappingers Central School District. I am also a former Tech Integration Specialist and building administrator. I have been directly involved in instructional... Read More →


Monday November 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:20pm EST
S10-4

1:30pm EST

Introduction to Hummingbird Robotics
With a low learning curve, and extremely high ceiling, Hummingbird Robotics offers a great way to implement coding, and robotics into any content area 6-12.
In this hour long session, participants will become aware of Hummingbird Robotics, and how easy they are to implement into any content area in grades 6-12. Participants will be introduced to hardware, and code using a free web based coding website that works well with Chromebooks.

Presenters
avatar for Aaron Nolan

Aaron Nolan

Technology/Engineering Teacher, Depew Middle School


Monday November 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:20pm EST
S10-8

2:30pm EST

Poster Session: Computational Thinking Mazes
When you solve a maze, you create and run your own algorithm.  This "feet-on" poster session will include large scale, duct tape floor puzzles that force you to slow down, and think logically about your step-by-step directions; much like you do when you code a computer program. Bring a friend to run your pseudocode and get through the maze together. See examples of how you can extend this digital-free kinesthetic experience in computational thinking, to programming a sprite to do the same in Scratch.

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Christina O'Malley

Akron Central School District


Monday November 23, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Poster 1

2:30pm EST

Poster Session: The War of the Worlds, Fake News, and Media Literacy
The poster will demonstrate how to create a scaffolded unit on becoming responsible consumers and sharers of information by learning to identify fake news. Using primary sources from the Rockefeller Archive Center in the Pocantico Hills lab school classroom, this unit incorporates different learning skills and targets research and media literacy skill development. 

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Marina Lombardo

Rockefeller Archive Center
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Marissa Vassari

Rockefeller Archive Center


Monday November 23, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm EST
Poster 2

3:10pm EST

Student Engagement Vol. 1 - Nearpod
Get jamming with this fast-paced playlist of best practices, tips and tricks, and hidden gems for using Nearpod for student engagement. Volume 1 includes ways to use Draw It, Collaborate Boards, Time to Climb, and Virtual Reality.

Presenters
avatar for Laurie Guyon

Laurie Guyon

Coordinator for Model Schools, WSWHE BOCES
Laurie Guyon is the Coordinator for Model Schools at WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Laurie is also a trainer for NYSCATE.  Laurie was named one of the  NextGen: Emerging EdTech Leaders for 2020 with CoSN. She is ISTE certified and is a Common Sense Ambassador, Google... Read More →


Monday November 23, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST
S11-2

3:10pm EST

Redefining Balanced Literacy
There is agreement among literacy professionals that third grade marks a literacy shift in which students focus less on foundational reading skills and more on reading fluently across multiple domains. Yet, data from NCES (2017) reveal that regardless of the decades-long policy focus on meeting third grade benchmarks, there remains reading disparities. Currently, third graders struggling with foundational skills are likely to continue reading below grade level. How should educators respond? Join Dr. Lynne Kulich to learn how to use data to redefine your balanced literacy program, close gaps and grow all readers.

Presenters
avatar for Dr. Lynne Kulich

Dr. Lynne Kulich

Sr. Acct Executive - Early Learning, NWEA
I am a former Director of Curriculum who has partnered with NWEA to support teachers and grow students. I love sharing my success stories with educators!


Monday November 23, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST
S11-9

3:10pm EST

Remote Learning At Its Best: Faculty Support Network (FSN)
This presentation will describe the faculty development process undertaken in the summer of 2020 to prepare teacher educators to move their courses to an online format. A combination of school-specific guidelines with a checklist, a series of six digital newsletters, and one-on-one and small group support was used to assist faculty in effectively and efficiently converting their face-to-face or blended courses to a fully online format. In addition, these teacher educators learned how they can effectively prepare their students/ future educators for the effective use of technology in their classrooms and in their remote learning plans.


Monday November 23, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST
S11-5

3:10pm EST

Virtual Learning – After the Pandemic
Since the COVID pandemic, education has changed dramatically. Teaching and learning have become virtual and the cloud classroom is a reality for all teachers and students. This discussion will serve as an open dialogue around the pros and cons of virtual learning and what we have learned from the incredible shift that has taken place. Hear from teachers, administrators, and technologist as they describe the hurdles and successes they have encountered. Participants will leave this engaging discussion with new and valuable ways to leverage virtual learning to support curriculum and organizational planning.


Monday November 23, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST
S11-13

3:10pm EST

Don't Ditch That Tech: Differentiated Technologies for Today's Classrooms
This workshop will provide practical ideas to help you find the sweet spot where classroom devices meet students' needs. We will help you find tips for developing attention-grabbing strategies, build metacognitive practices, and more - all with differentiation in mind! Whether a tech newbie or tech guru, we have something for you!

Presenters
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Ryan McGinnis

Staff Specialist for Professional Development, CABOCES


Monday November 23, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST
S11-6

3:10pm EST

Transdisciplinary Approach to Implementing the CSDF Standards: Making the Connection to NYSED Next Generation Learning Standards
Where do the new standards fit?  Who will be responsible for their implementation?  
A holistic approach taken in the establishment of the CSDF standards calls for merging of computer science and digital fluency standards with all disciplines.  As a result, all students will develop essential habits of practice, achieve a core knowledge base, and engage in related experiences.  This session will explore the transdisciplinary approach to standards implementation and will provide attendees with concrete examples of learning experiences that utilize this approach.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Blank

Lisa Blank

Director of STEM Programs, Watertown City School District
Supporting and creating STEM educational opportunities for students and teachers is my passion. I love the power of maker activities in empowering students to see themselves as creative and capable! It brings me joy to see the great fun kids have while struggling productively through... Read More →


Monday November 23, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST
S11-11

3:10pm EST

Using Data and Power Standards to Transform Instruction
Google Suite+Data=MAGIC🦄

Presenters
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Amy Carr

Dutchess BOCES
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Victoria Curry

Dutchess BOCES


Monday November 23, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST
S11-12

3:10pm EST

Creating Inclusive Environments Through Instructional Technology Innovation
This session will explore the approaches and decision-making process necessary to best leverage assistive technology tools to increase inclusive environments across a K-12 school district. This will include an overview of the philosophical mindset used in choosing assistive technology tools as well as a review of the tools we use the most. The session will provide anecdotal evidence and data to support approaches that Ithaca City School District has adopted. Time will also be dedicated to discuss the tension between being student centered while trying to also be cost/time efficient. We will also explore the strategies used to build teacher capacity around technology integration using these assistive technology tools.

Presenters
avatar for Sarah Gregory

Sarah Gregory

SLP/AT consultant, Ithaca City School District


Monday November 23, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST
S11-7

3:10pm EST

ENL Tech Toolkit
Teachers can come and learn about tools to help teachers with ENL students. Some areas included are communication, text accessibility, Translation and more.

Presenters
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Kristine Rodgers

Rbern Specialist, Questar Rbern


Monday November 23, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST
S11-8

3:10pm EST

Reinvigorate Your Technology Coaching Strategies
Changing the culture of a district as it works with technology can take time and nuance. This workshop will explore best practices as they relate to coaching both experienced and novice teachers through integrating technology into their curriculum in thoughtful ways. We will explore incorporating the ISTE Standards for Educators, Students and Coaches with practical ideas for getting your foot in the door with the most reluctant of teacher learners.

Presenters
avatar for Joi Chimera

Joi Chimera

Instructional Innovation Support Specialist, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District
Joi Chimera is a 20+ year educator currently serving as a Secondary Technology Integration Specialist for the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda school district in Western New York. She is a Google Certified Educator I & II, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Flipgrid Educator, Insert Learning... Read More →
avatar for Philip Jarosz

Philip Jarosz

Instructional Innovation Support Specialist, Kenmore-Tonawanda UFSD
Phil has been an educator in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School district for nearly 20 years and currently serves as a Secondary Technology Integration Specialist. Phil provides job-embedded support, personalized support to teachers and staff to expand technology integration in... Read More →


Monday November 23, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST
S11-3

3:10pm EST

Back to School Safely; How technology can help keep your student body, and facilities safe
On a regular day, you manage students, staff, parents, and the security of your facility. Now as we go back to school, you need to manage all of the above and the added pressure of getting everything ready in a new COVID-19 world. How can you manage the safety and security of your building as kids start to get back to classes and your professors get back to work?

Join Intel, along with Genetec and eRepublic for an informative webinar where we will discuss best practices for implementing a coordinated, unified security model to help get back to school in light of COVID-19. We will also provide deep insight on funding opportunities for all levels of education.
During this session, you will learn
  1. How to implement and use technology to manage occupancy, access control, and video surveillance and visitor management to enhance safety procedures
  2. How to protect your security operations to ensure privacy as well as the safety of your campus populations
  3. What funding opportunities are available for under both federal and state CARES Act and Stabilization Fund options.

Presenters
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Melanie Fekete

Strategic Public Sector programs, Intel
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Joe Morris

Vice President of Research, eRepublic
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Jason Friedberg

Commercial Head, Education, Genetec


Monday November 23, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST
S11-13

3:10pm EST

One Tool to do it all: Automated Directory and Rostering with Single Sign On, - Digital Day One!
Classlink and its multiple uses help our district to do more!

Students or staff get automated directory accounts to (AD, Google and/or Azure/O365 via OneSync); automated single sign and rostering to all their personalized resources.
Tools for managing, onboarding and monitoring applications for Ed Law 2-D
Leaders get robust analytics to guide purchased, PD, and tools to manage approved digital access.
The community gets a portal and clarity on what the district is using.
The district gets security - when someone is inactive, they lose directory and resource access

Presenters
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Jeremy Wood

Senior Network Manager, Newburgh Enlarged City School District
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Bevin Subocz

ClassLink Inc.
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Robert Chappell

VP, Classlink
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Dana Castine

Director of Math, Science, Technology, Florida Union Free SD


Monday November 23, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST
S11-10

3:10pm EST

Amplifying Student Voice and Choice in the Classroom Using Educational Technology
As educators, we know the power of student voice in the classroom, as well as students having choice in their educational process. This session will emphasize the importance of encouraging student voice and choice in the classroom. Establishing a classroom culture that values student voice and recognizes different learning styles can help teachers tailor an instructional approach to engage students and meet their learning needs. Participants will learn about a variety of technological tools that can be used with the existing hardware and infrastructure of most districts. In the ever-growing number of classrooms featuring student devices, there are terrific and powerful ways for teachers to use technology to allow students to have their powerful voices heard. For example, the development of "choice boards" allows for individualized, often performance‐based assessments that allow for a variety of student learning styles. Video response websites, such as Flipgrid, allow for all students' voices to be heard, increasing engagement. In addition, it increases student time on task, maximizing student‐centered instruction.

Presenters
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Michael Sheridan

Teacher, Schenectady City School District


Monday November 23, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST
S11-1

3:10pm EST

Getting Started with Raspberry Pi
We will introduce the Raspberry Pi platform by sharing our experiences and showcasing a variety of projects. We will provide an overview of resources available for assistance in implementing a variety of Raspberry Pi powered programs. All information we cover will be available to workshop participants in an annotated and hyperlinked Google Doc with updates on hardware and curriculum tie-ins.

Presenters
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Audrey Maldonado

Teacher-Librarian, Cherry Valley-Springfield CSD
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Brian DeBoyace

Staff Developer/Ed Tech Specialist, Otsego-Northern Catskills BOCES


Monday November 23, 2020 3:10pm - 4:00pm EST
S11-4

3:10pm EST

Spotlight Speaker: Ken Shelton
Ken (He/Him/His) currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 20 years and spent most of his classroom experience teaching technology at the Middle School level. As a part of his active involvement within the Educational Technology community, Ken is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and a Google Certified Innovator. Ken has worked extensively at the policy level with a number of State Departments of Education, Ministries of Education, non-Profits, and was appointed to the Education Technology Task Force formed by a previous California State Superintendent of Public Instruction. Ken regularly gives keynotes, presentations, consults, and leads workshops, covering a wide variety of Educational Technology, Equity and Inclusion, Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist, Multimedia Literacy, Cultural Intelligences, Visual Storytelling, and Instructional Design topics. Ken is the ISTE Digital Equity PLN 2018 Excellence Award winner. Due to his extensive and broad impact Ken has also been named by EdTech Magazine as an influencer to follow.
Ken has had the privilege to speak at many major conferences and events around the world as well as schools and school districts. He brings a worldly breadth of practical experience, knowledge, and perspective. Ken also had the privilege to speak at the TEDx Burnsville ED event, as well as CRESSTCon16 at UCLA in front of a predominantly Higher Ed audience. Both can be viewed below. Ken has also provided and continues to provide consulting support to many companies, State Departments of Education, Ministries of Education, school districts/systems Nationally and Internationally, as well as non-profits such as the California Emerging Technology Fund’s School2Home program which is designed to support closing the Achievement Gap and Digital Divide at low-performing California middle schools.

Presenters
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Ken Shelton

Educational Strategist, Elevate Education
Ken (He/Him/His) currently holds an M.A. in Education with a specialization in Educational Technology as well as New Media Design and Production. He has worked as an Educator for over 20 years and spent most of his classroom experience teaching technology at the Middle School level... Read More →


Monday November 23, 2020 3:10pm - 4:10pm EST
Main Stage

4:10pm EST

Classflow and Promethean / Mobile learning assistance
Mobile Learning is at the forefront of education these days. Promethean has tools that help when the classrooms are empty without affecting budgets.

Presenters
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Richard Ruggiero

Promethean
We are the market leader in interactive hardware and software solutions. Promethean is a world-wide leader in educational solutions for the modern classroom.
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Nicholas Damian

Technology Integration Specialist, Peru Central School District


Monday November 23, 2020 4:10pm - 5:00pm EST
S12-10

4:10pm EST

Empowering Elementary Students in a Virtual Learning Environment
Building engagement and community unlocks the potential to empower students in a physical classroom. But, how do you transfer and sustain that passion through remote learning? Over the course of three months of emergency distance learning, a teacher, an ed-tech consultant, and twenty 3rd grade students all became facilitators of learning with the goal of helping everyone in their community experience success and feel connected during an unprecedented time.

Presenters
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Alana Winnick

Educational Technology Specialist, LHRIC
Alana has been working with the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) since 2013. Her current role as Senior Facilitator of Educational Technology within the Model Schools Program allows her to mentor teachers in the region with technology integration into their K-12 classrooms. Prior... Read More →
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Marina Lombardo

Rockefeller Archive Center


Monday November 23, 2020 4:10pm - 5:00pm EST
S12-4

4:10pm EST

Closely Reading Primary Sources
Inspire students to interact and closely "read" images. Explore various edtech platforms vital for effective engagement and learning to allow students to demonstrate their thinking and understanding of historical primary source images. Walk away with creative activities and lessons to use in your classroom the next day combining Close Reading tactics and EdTech Platforms such as Thinglink, Buncee, Nearpod, Slides, and Seesaw.

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Monday November 23, 2020 4:10pm - 5:00pm EST
S12-11

4:10pm EST

Drive your own story with Creative Presentation Building
Presentations in education have overplayed their hand. They have become repetitive and boring, but we haven’t even scratched the potential of them yet. Presentations can give kids meaningful scenarios and can let them tell their story. This session is all about unlocking that potential. You might even learn a little something to drive your kids towards

Presenters
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David Lockhart

Instructional Coach, Big Guy in a Bow Tie Inc
David Lockhart is a little bit of everything. He is a teacher, coach, presenter, maker, and a whole host of other things that all have one goal in mind. Make the classroom different. He did it in his own classroom by bringing a historical news room concept to high school social studies... Read More →


Monday November 23, 2020 4:10pm - 5:00pm EST
S12-12

4:10pm EST

Engaged Learning with HyperDocs
Come and explore Hyperdocs to target and differentiate instruction. deliver content and keep students engaged. Within these, we will also learn about how to incorporate a variety of flexible tools to facilitate targeted skills and knowledge while keeping students engaged in their own learning. There will be built in time to take away completed (or almost) targeted and purposeful activities to do with your students.

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Sullen Terranova

Teacher, Wayne Central


Monday November 23, 2020 4:10pm - 5:00pm EST
S12-6

4:10pm EST

Much Ado About Merge Cube
MergeCube has burst upon the scene as one of the latest and greatest tools for integrating AR/VR into classrooms and the fascinating little cube packs a powerful AR/VR punch! Learn all about the MergeCube and the apps that work with this device. See classroom projects and scavenger hunts using the Merge Cube and venture into the realm of combining MergeCube with the CoSpaces design platform to create your own Project Based AR/VR lessons!

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Monday November 23, 2020 4:10pm - 5:00pm EST
S12-5

4:10pm EST

Relax, The Computer Science Standards Are Doable
Let us guide you through our journey of diving into the standards. First we will take a deep dive into what these standards look like before we share with you how and where these fit into your classroom activities. Through a collaboration of multiple school districts, we were able to explore where these standards fit into the curriculum and build a repository of resources.

Presenters
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Laurie Guyon

Coordinator for Model Schools, WSWHE BOCES
Laurie Guyon is the Coordinator for Model Schools at WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Laurie is also a trainer for NYSCATE.  Laurie was named one of the  NextGen: Emerging EdTech Leaders for 2020 with CoSN. She is ISTE certified and is a Common Sense Ambassador, Google... Read More →
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Christine MacPherson

Director of EdTech, Hudson Falls CSD


Monday November 23, 2020 4:10pm - 5:00pm EST
S12-7

4:10pm EST

Power up For Virtual Learning; Reflection on Summer PD
This session will recap a professional development model utilized during the Summer 2020.  Members of all 12 component districts participated in this online eight module course supported through syncronous meetings.  The course aimed to further prepare teachers for adaptable instruction and assessment that work duirng in-person, blended, or online learning environments..

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Lisa Davis

Oneida Herkimer Madison BOCES


Monday November 23, 2020 4:10pm - 5:00pm EST
S12-2

4:10pm EST

Personalized Reading: Digital Tools and Strategies to Maximize Learning Potential
Both teachers and students who use technology are constructors of knowledge. When they take tools—even those that aren’t necessarily considered reading tools—to help them achieve better reading skills, they are taking charge of their learning. So, it is up to educators to provide students with a plethora of tools so they have the opportunity to choose which tools(s) will best help them reach their reading goals.

Struggling readers have different reasons for why they are struggling, so introducing them to a variety of tools will ultimately help them find the resources that will best help them fix the deficit. As teachers, it is up to us to provide the tools and help children narrow down which tools work best for them. The opportunity is there to find which one is best for them. Implement more than one type of tool and you begin to develop a layer cake effect.

Just because a reader is struggling doesn’t mean we as educators can’t give them opportunities to become an empowered learner. The idea of the empowered learner involves being able to give struggling readers the opportunity to leverage technology so they can be in control of their own learning. We want to empower our struggling readers to use various technologies that will help them achieve their personalized reading goals. Not only do we want them to read, but we want to instill in them this power so they can see the goal and have the tools necessary to reach their goal. The need for educators to be on top of students, coercing them to learn how to read, is just not a requirement anymore. The idea of empowerment—being in control of the situation—is important for the struggling reader who wants to do better. We can empower them to work on their deficits in fun ways, thereby empowering them to become better students.

Digital citizenry provides all readers with choice and access—the independent access to choose their own books. Having access to a variety of books and being able to choose those books and begin creating an identity of who they are and their interests are all part of what it takes to become a digital citizen. Enhance your digital literacy toolbox to support the diverse readers in your classroom. Learn digital platforms and apps to support the diverse learners in your classroom and create meaningful classroom experiences that promote reading, critical thinking, and digital literacy.

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Monday November 23, 2020 4:10pm - 5:00pm EST
S12-8

4:10pm EST

Using Analytics to Analyze, Take Action, and Blend Your District’s Curriculum and Technology Strategies for Optimized Success Regardless of Location
With schools strategizing how to develop and provide additional options for “anywhere” methods of instruction, Curriculum and Technology teams must be aligned and cohesive. That’s why visibility into the plethora of digital applications accessed via district devices is more critical than ever.
Protecting staff and student privacy, stretching budgets, ensuring professional development for teacher effectiveness, and maximizing student engagement will be the new normal regardless of location.
Data analytics is an invaluable resource needed for districts to effectively evaluate device usage, curriculum alignment, student engagement, and compliance with federal and state data privacy guidelines.

Presenters
avatar for Marilyn Dona

Marilyn Dona

ENA
ENA delivers transformative technology solutions supported by exceptional customer care. Since 1996, we have worked with our customers to engineer high-capacity connectivity, communication, cloud, security, and data analytics solutions that streamline operations, cut costs, and promote... Read More →


Monday November 23, 2020 4:10pm - 5:00pm EST
S12-9

4:10pm EST

#shadowastudent: An exercise in empathy
The Shadow a Student Challenge (https://www.shadowastudent.org/) is an exercise in empathy that leads to powerful reflection and subsequent action to improve the student experience in your classroom or school. Learn alongside a student for an entire day; thereby experiencing your school community in a surprisingly new way. Reflect upon what you see, hear and most importantly, feel. Redefine your class or school by implementing small “hacks” to address the needs of students. Join a conversation about why and how to lead change in your school communities based on student experience and voice.

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Monday November 23, 2020 4:10pm - 5:00pm EST
S12-1

4:10pm EST

Rigor Drives Remote Learning: Student Centered Practices for Three-Dimensional Science Instruction
In order to maintain robust Science instruction in remote learning environments students must continue to work on Three Dimensional Learning as outlined in the New York State Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS). The three dimensions include Science & Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts and Disciplinary Core Ideas. Student centered NYSSLS aligned Science units were created by a team of STEAM Professional Development Specialists. The units follow a constructivist methodology and maintain the integrity established by The Framework for K-12 Science Education. The student centered experiences were deliberately curated within instructional sites to provide students the opportunity to Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate and Evaluate... The 5E Instructional Model. Within the units, students have the opportunity to create authentic digital artifacts to show what they know. Students utilized hands-on experiences, virtual literature, videos/ media, simulations, G-Suite, Flipgrid, and more. The Science units and professional development relating to the units were delivered to staff via Google Meet and were delivered in three phases. The first phase was delivered to the entire district K-2 cohort and a 3-6 cohort. The second phase was delivered to individual grade level cohorts for the entire district. The third phase was delivered to specific grade level cohorts within individual buildings. Teachers and STEAM Professional Development specialists then delivered synchronous lessons to students via Google Meet establishing the expectations for the work. Additional synchronous lessons were strategic and utilized during the Explain phase and at the Evaluate phase of the learning cycle. Asynchronous lessons were also utilized, they were created using screencastify and embedded into each phase of the 5E Instructional Model.


Monday November 23, 2020 4:10pm - 5:00pm EST
S12-3
 
Tuesday, November 24
 

8:45am EST

Nearpod- Your Digital Swiss Army Knife
With Nearpod in your edtech pocket, you have the best digital tools at hand, connected and ready to lead your students in engaging, interactive lessons. Learn how easily and efficiently you can use Nearpod in the traditional classroom and in your future remote learning adventures. With one link you lead students through a variety of content and activities, without losing time transitioning in and out of websites.

Presenters
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Kimberly Lewis

West Valley Central School


Tuesday November 24, 2020 8:45am - 9:20am EST
S13-2

8:45am EST

Leveraging Student Engagement While Integrating the Physical, Cognitive and Emotional Dimensions of Reading
Discover what the “hidden hurdle” to reading efficiency is and its direct impact on comprehension and motivation. Once this obstacle is addressed through the analytics of technology, student achievement sky rockets! Beyond this insight, attendees will also leave with comprehension and student engagement resources to implement at the ready, in school or remotely.


Tuesday November 24, 2020 8:45am - 9:20am EST
S13-9

8:45am EST

Surfing the Best of The Big 3 Browsers in EDU
Before you surf, you need the gear. Ride the waves of the web with ease as you tap into the best of the big 3 browsers from Google, Microsoft & Mozilla. Learn some new powerful features and extensions for each of these that will make the classroom experience a little less choppy and a little more gnarly. Come hang loose in this session and get stoked to bring some new skills back to your classroom.

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Tuesday November 24, 2020 8:45am - 9:20am EST
S13-5

8:45am EST

Breaking OUT with Ones and Zeros-Virtual Escape Rooms
Are you looking for a fun way to engage your students in a collaborative task virtually? Let us show you how to create escape rooms for your students/colleagues of any age using different platforms and any content area.

Presenters
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Katie Cooke

Instructional Support Specialist, GST BOCES
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Heidi VanWoert

Technology Integration Coach, Addison School District
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Benjamin Link

STEM Curriculum Mentor, Greater Southern Tier BOCES


Tuesday November 24, 2020 8:45am - 9:20am EST
S13-6

8:45am EST

Relax, The NYS Digital Fluency Standards Are Doable
Let us guide you through our journey of diving into the standards. First we will take a deep dive into what these standards look like before we share with you how and where these fit into your classroom activities. Through a collaboration of multiple school districts, we were able to explore where these standards fit into the curriculum and build a repository of resources.

Presenters
avatar for Christine MacPherson

Christine MacPherson

Director of EdTech, Hudson Falls CSD
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Laurie Guyon

Coordinator for Model Schools, WSWHE BOCES
Laurie Guyon is the Coordinator for Model Schools at WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga Springs, New York.  Laurie is also a trainer for NYSCATE.  Laurie was named one of the  NextGen: Emerging EdTech Leaders for 2020 with CoSN. She is ISTE certified and is a Common Sense Ambassador, Google... Read More →


Tuesday November 24, 2020 8:45am - 9:20am EST
S13-3

8:45am EST

Part 100.5 Regulations
In this session we will explore the NYS Education Department Part 100.5 Regulations that  pertain to Distance Education (video conferencing, online learning, and/or blended learning) courses for credit in high school.  The panel will provide insight into the regulations and share best practices for implementation.


Tuesday November 24, 2020 8:45am - 9:20am EST

8:45am EST

Esports Evolution- First Steps to Full Implementation
Are you thinking about implementing esports? Have you started, but are struggling to overcome challenges?
Panelists in this session will share helpful information about their paths to establishing and running esports programming in schools. The panel will include educational leaders from the Florida Scholastic Esports League, who have been successfully implementing esports programming for two years, and CA BOCES, who just began the process of implementation in the spring of 2020. Each group will share implementation stories and will provide helpful insight on the evolution of local and state affiliate models.

Presenters
avatar for Lisa Blank

Lisa Blank

Director of STEM Programs, Watertown City School District
Supporting and creating STEM educational opportunities for students and teachers is my passion. I love the power of maker activities in empowering students to see themselves as creative and capable! It brings me joy to see the great fun kids have while struggling productively through... Read More →
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Jane Whitaker

Curriculum Coordinator, St. Lucie
I was an Elementary Music Teacher for 17 years and currently serve as a Curriculum Coordinator for St. Lucie Public Schools. Prior to this position, I worked as an Elementary Program Specialist, focusing on Community Relations, Summer School and special programs pertinent to Elementary... Read More →


Tuesday November 24, 2020 8:45am - 9:20am EST
S13-11

8:45am EST

Narrative Storytelling Through Podcasting
Students are natural storytellers! Through using social media or other forms of technology, more and more students are sharing experiences and the meaning that these experiences have on their lives. Narrative podcasts are story-driven audio shows, as opposed to the monologue or interview style often associated with podcasting. These unique podcasts combine production elements such as writing, editing, interview segments, natural audio and music. editing, Over the past few years, media companies like NPR, Gimlet, and Wondery have created narrative podcasts that have been listened to by millions of people around the world!

In this session, discover how teachers and students can tell their own stories by beginning to explore the concept of narrative podcasting.

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Tuesday November 24, 2020 8:45am - 9:20am EST
S13-8

8:45am EST

Using Technology to Create an Equitable Classroom
This session will model how to create an equitable classroom that promotes higher level and critical thinking and the use of multiple resources of knowledge. We will provide examples of how to support students with different strengths and levels of confidence. Additionally, we will show how to use technology to ensure all students have opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge during a lesson.


Tuesday November 24, 2020 8:45am - 9:20am EST
S13-7

8:45am EST

Better U...Better Universe
Reflect, rejuvenate and redefine the meaning of your life by embracing your authentic self and valuing vulnerability. What you don't realize about the power of vulnerability is preventing you from reaching your fullest potential. Owning our vulnerability is where our deepest strength and power is hidden. While we preach to students about being in a safe place to take risks and learn from failures, are you valuing the power of vulnerability in your own life? Learn why we should all be brave enough to show our fears, and how recognizing that ignorance is ubiquitous leads to powerful breakthroughs. When you introspect, reflect, and rejuvenate to connect to the best version of yourself, you in turn create a better universe for all those who surround you.

*In an attempt to still provide the outdoor experience for this workshop, please wear sneakers and dress for the weather. If you are able to get to the outdoors, we will have a portion of the workshop where we will sign off of technology and go outside on our own. If you are participating from a location where getting outside will not be possible, no worries! We will differentiate instruction for everyone 🙂

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Tuesday November 24, 2020 8:45am - 9:20am EST
S13-10

8:45am EST

Prioritizing Empathy as the Foundation for Problem Solving Through the Design Thinking Framework
Within this session, participants will recognize how we can foster empathy and understanding though the Design Thinking Framework and the United Nations Sustainable Development goals; empowering a culture of innovation in the classroom that is rooted in understanding the unique and diverse needs of each learner. We will explore edtech that can be integrated to empower student voice, choice, and inspire creativity as learners engage as empathetic designers and problem solvers–– creating innovative solutions. Together, we will identify how to connect globally with others so that learners of all ages recognize that they can make a significant impact. Get ready to reflect on current practice, feel rejuvenated with with authentic and meaningful learning experiences, and redefine what education looks and feels like for learners!

Presenters
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Elisabeth Bostwick

Fourth Grade Teacher, Grade Level Chair, Co-Host of #LeadUpTeach, Horseheads Central School District


Tuesday November 24, 2020 8:45am - 9:20am EST
S13-1

8:45am EST

Pixels to Pedagogy - Minecraft in all Content Areas
Minecraft is a game-based learning platform that offers you a transformative way to engage your students and ignite their passion for learning. I will be showing a variety of lessons that I supported in ELA, Earth Science, Math and many others! I will also share great resources that you can use immediately in your class! I'll also show how Minecraft can be used with 3D printers, coding, and Merge Cubes!

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Tuesday November 24, 2020 8:45am - 9:20am EST
S13-4

9:30am EST

Drones in EDU
For most people, drones are a fun toy that have made their way into education. In this session, we will explore several benefits to integrating drones into educational curricula in math, science, and even ELA.

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Mark Beckwith

Professional Development & Curriculum Coordinator, Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES


Tuesday November 24, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S14-2

9:30am EST

Using Blended Learning to Maximize Engagement and Learning in Literacy Centers
Literacy centers are a cornerstone of an effective reading block. Well planned independent activities provide valuable practice and learning opportunities for students while freeing up teachers to work with small reading groups at instructional levels. Managing independent centers to ensure all students are actively engaged, on task and receiving valuable feedback can be difficult. This session will look at how blended learning centers can increase the engagement and effectiveness of literacy centers allowing teachers to collect useful data, monitor progress, and provide valuable feedback in timely, manageable ways….in school or at home! Topics of centers will include: increasing fluency, responding to reading, vocabulary, narrative and argumentative writing, providing valuable feedback, and publishing.

Presenters
avatar for Barbara Tasber

Barbara Tasber

Instructional Technology Professional Development Specialist, Broome-Tioga BOCES
Barb Tasber is an Instructional Technology Professional Development Specialist in the PD&RC.  Prior to this position, she spent 15 years at Maine-Endwell teaching 4th grade, 5th grade, and Numeracy K-5.  Barb received a Bachelor’s degree in both Elementary Education and Psychology... Read More →


Tuesday November 24, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S14-5

9:30am EST

West Valley Development Project and Project-Based Learning: Using Research, S.T.E.M., ISTE and Cross-Curriculum Standards For Civic Engagement
West Valley's Developmental Project and its nuclear waste management program and the approaching last phase of the clean-up initiative is of regional, state, and the Northeast of the United States importance. Rich Newberg, retired WIVB reporter, has documented on the West Valley site and his archived recordings highlight its history and challenges. New York State's Civic Readiness Initiative complements a research, S.T.E.M., ISTE and cross-curricular standards for project-based learning that engages students in the classroom and/or through distance-learning. This presentation will provide attendees with an intermediate and commencement curriculum with links to free resources including archived videos, documents, and newspapers. Using a cross-curricular approach for project-based learning, students create one project that meets learning standards for various content areas, allowing multiple teachers to assess learning.


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Tuesday November 24, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S14-7

9:30am EST

Fab 5 Presentations
This is the 3rd annual 5 minute Lightning Round presentations with a snapshot of a tech idea or tool from an educator with the power to present!

Presenters
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Andrew Wheelock

Technology Coordinator, Erie 1 BOCES/WNYRIC


Tuesday November 24, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S14-8

9:30am EST

Virtualizing Your Classroom: Bitmoji Style
You have seen them on Twitter, Facebook, and elsewhere. Learn how to create your own virtual, interactive Bitmoji classroom with live links to resources, activities, videos and so much more. We'll show you tips and tricks to design, create, and publish your completed virtual classroom!

Presenters
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Clay Nolan

STEM Coordinator, Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES
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Sarah Wittmeyer

Curriculum Coordinator, CA BOCES
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Ryan McGinnis

Staff Specialist for Professional Development, CABOCES


Tuesday November 24, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S14-6

9:30am EST

Strategic Planning for Implementation with School and District Leaders
How do you strategically plan for the implementation of system-wide standards that are connected to all grade levels in your district? Join Dana and Andrea and learn how to approach strategic planning with agility and responsiveness to support the implementation of the NYSED Computer Science and Digital Fluency Standards. They will share a process that occurs over time and requires support for implementation to embed the new learning into practice by identifying key players who are  responsible for professional learning, and applying findings from change process research to support long-term change in practice.

Presenters
avatar for Dana Castine

Dana Castine

Director of Math, Science, Technology, Florida Union Free SD


Tuesday November 24, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S14-10

9:30am EST

CDOS Pathway to Graduation via Distance Learning? Tell me more.
Are you familiar with the CDOS Pathway to graduation?  Join us for a discussion about how distance learning can help students attain graduation via CDOS.  We have some great ideas to share!


Tuesday November 24, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S14-12

9:30am EST

K-12 Digital Consortium: Lessons learned about leveraging technology during emergency school closure
The COVID-19 Pandemic took K-12 schools by surprise, as even schools that had launched a 1:1 initiative or implemented other technology-rich initiatives were only partially able to leverage technology sufficiently to ensure a quality remote learning experience for their students. In this presentation we will build on the collective experiences of the 20+ districts belonging to the K-12 Digital Consortium of Western New York to identify common challenges and complementary ways in which different districts used technology to help address those challenges. Among other things, we will share how different districts tackled the challenge of deploying devices and hot spots to their students, communicate effectively to families, support students' socio-emotional needs during the crisis, and redesign instruction to be delivered remotely.

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Dave Miller

Assistant Professor, Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester


Tuesday November 24, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S14-3

9:30am EST

No More Waiting for Account Creations: Digital on Day 1 with ClassLink!
We’ve rolled out several software applications for our 1:1 Chromebook initiative that we believe are critical in order to become “Digital on Day One". Our most important platform is ClassLink. ClassLink is our single sign-on application. With one login, students, teachers, and staff have one-click access into their web applications. We put links to all of our digital textbooks, online assessments, and other instructional web applications into our ClassLink Launchpad. We are able to assign apps to specific users, grade levels or groups. Students, teachers, and staff may also add links to their own web apps. We also use OneRoster, an open source IMS Global standard, to roster many of our textbooks and applications. With OneRoster we send one set of files to our vendors and textbook publishing companies daily. These companies then use these files to generate the rosters and login credentials our students and teachers need.

Teachers no longer waste valuable time manually maintaining class rosters for these applications. Because of ClassLink, our teachers and students are not wasting time finding URLs to web apps, nor are they struggling to remember their logins and passwords to different sites. They have one login, with one-click access to content.

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Rob Zdrojewski

Tech Director and Online Adjunct Professor, Oakfield-Alabama CSD and Canisius College


Tuesday November 24, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S14-11

9:30am EST

How To Create An SEL-Infused Culture Within Your School or District
Learning how to support students, staff, and families through social-emotional learning (SEL). Take a deeper look at the impact on mental health, learning and teaching, and how SEL frameworks can support and engage all stakeholders back to a healthy learning environment.

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Tuesday November 24, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S14-1

9:30am EST

Spotlight Speaker: Carl Hooker
Carl has been involved in education since graduating from the University of Texas in 1998. He has been in a variety of positions in both Austin ISD and Eanes ISD, from 1st grade teacher to Virtualization Coordinator.  He’s a father of three girls, Sophia, Lauren, and Caroline and a wonderful, understanding wife Renee, all of which play a large role in any presentations he gives or blogs he writes.
Carl was the Director of Innovation & Digital Learning in the Eanes Independent School District.  As Director, he utilized his background in both education and technology to bring a unique vision to the district and its programs.  During his time in the position, the district jumped into social media, adopted the Google Apps for Education and started to build a paperless environment with Google Docs. He helped spearhead the LEAP (Learning and Engaging through Access and Personalization) which put 1:1 iPads into the hands of all K-12 students at Eanes.
He is also the “Godfather” of the learning festival called LearnFestATX. This festival (formerly known as iPadpalooza) has grown into a global phenomenon over the years. With the help of his amazing team of “iVengers”, this event has impacted schools and districts from all over the world.  The event has inspired spin-off events in other states as well Australia.
Mr. Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration since becoming an educator.  From his start as a teacher to his current district technology leadership, he’s always had one common belief – the kids need to drive their own learning. He realizes the challenges in our current public educational institutions and meets them head on. His unique blend of educational background, technical expertise, and humor make him a successful driving force for this change. As a speaker, he brings this background as well as a wealth of practical tools and ideas that teachers can use in their classroom tomorrow.
Carl has a 6-part book series titled Mobile Learning Mindset.  All of the  books in the series are now available for purchase. These books focus on a different stake-holder and the role they play in a successful mobile learning initiative .
Aside from his district work and writing, Carl also works as a keynote speaker and consultant through his company HookerTech, LLC as well as advising for multiple Ed Tech start-up companies. He guest authors a regular blog on Tech & Learning and has written guest blogs for the Huffington Post and Edutopia.
Check out his official website at CarlHooker.com

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Carl Hooker

Consultant and Speaker, HookerTech LLC
Carl Hooker has been a part of a strong educational shift with technology integration during his 21 years in education. As Director of Innovation & Digital Learning at Eanes ISD, he helped spearhead one of the nation's first one-to-one K-12 iPad programs in his 8000-student district... Read More →


Tuesday November 24, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
Main Stage

9:30am EST

STEAM Rolling Through History
Have you heard about all the amazing technology resources available for your class? Are you wondering how to imbed these tools in an actual unit? Join us to see how technology resources and activities can be infused into the historical timeline at the middle school level. You will leave this session with lesson templates and ideas ready to use when you return to your classroom!

Come with an open mind and be ready to plan for you and your favorite collaboration partners in any subject area!


Tuesday November 24, 2020 9:30am - 10:20am EST
S14-4

10:30am EST

Mindfulness in the Virtual Classroom
Explore adding mindfulness through technology as part of your daily virtual classroom routine. In this session, we will explore different activities and strategies, share experiences, and leverage the technology tools to help support mindful teaching and learning

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Barry Sunder

Central Regional Manager, Boxlight Inc.


Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S15-4

10:30am EST

Take Digital Learning to New Heights with Hyperdocs
Taking digital leaning to new heights with Hyperdocs. Engage your students with new and emerging technologies through a self-paced learning experience. Differentiate your instruction, challenge your students, reinforce content and provide quality instruction that meets the needs of your students.

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Sullen Terranova

Teacher, Wayne Central


Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S15-5

10:30am EST

The Creation Story: Starring Ipad
Why should an Ipad win the device game? What should you use an Ipad for? When schools look at 1 to 1 devices they tend to look at the device that allows consumption. They miss the fact that Ipad takes it to the next level with creation. This session focuses on making Ipads pop in your classroom with creation assignments, and of course, there are opportunities to play and collaborate!

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David Lockhart

Instructional Coach, Big Guy in a Bow Tie Inc
David Lockhart is a little bit of everything. He is a teacher, coach, presenter, maker, and a whole host of other things that all have one goal in mind. Make the classroom different. He did it in his own classroom by bringing a historical news room concept to high school social studies... Read More →


Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S15-9

10:30am EST

Special Education and Distance Learning: Supporting teachers and students
We will discuss the notion of sharing Special Education teachers via video conference courses.  For example, a Special Education teacher in District A that is Math certified could teach a course to Special Education students in District B and the Special Education teacher certified in Social Studies in District B could teach a Social Studies course to Special Education students in District A.  Let's talk about how we can share the load for Special Educators.


Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S15-12

10:30am EST

Media Binds or Blinds?: Deconstructing Myths and Misconceptions in Global Media Education
From assessing the teacher candidates to preparing them for the standard driven curriculum, there is an increasing demand for globally connected and culturally relevant pedagogy. As the accountability of teacher education programs and the demand for globally competent teacher candidates are increasing, teachers’ performance in the classroom is under unprecedented and intensifying scrutiny. Teacher education programs seek innovative and transformative education models that implement the theory into practice while preparing teacher candidates for global economy. Educators who start their teaching often confused and puzzled by connecting their theoretical knowledge into practice as well as fulfilling the demands of the standard driven curriculum. To answer the research questions, this workshop explores how media literacy education and global competencies as well as transformative critical pedagogy frameworks are being adopted in teacher education and integrated in P20 curriculum. This workshop not only provides discussion on case studies, authentic and transformative teaching materials, assessment tools, and strategies but also outlines the transformative role of global education into teacher education curricula. This hands on workshop seeks to have an impact in education field and benefit teacher candidates, teacher educators, librarian, parents, and administrators who seek transformative and innovative strategies and tools for improving instruction, assessing students' work and for preparing new generations to be future media literate, transformative and visionary leaders, and global citizens.

Presenters
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Melda N. Yildiz

Chair, NYIT
Melda N. Yildiz is a global scholar, social justice educator, assessment and curriculum consultant, instructional designer, author, and edupreneur. She is the chair of the Instructional Technology program and associate professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education... Read More →


Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S15-6

10:30am EST

Tech Integration Coaching: What it takes to be Spectacular
Especially in now, a tech integration coach needs to be able to support ALL teachers at various levels, in the live-classroom as well as virtually. What researched-based strategies, soft skills and tech resources do you need to be able to be a stellar coach and avoid burn out? This session will focus on using Marzano's strategies for effective technology coaching as well as Jim Knight's work.

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Julianna Sciolino

Assoc. Superintendent, Erie 2 BOCES
I've been in educational technology for 26 years, as the Assoc. Superintendent - Erie 2 BOCES, Director or Technology Integration & PD - Erie 1 Boces/WNYRIC and Director of Tech & Curricular Innovations - Ken-Ton UFSD, specifically working on Visionary Technology Leadership and developing... Read More →
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Philip Jarosz

Instructional Innovation Support Specialist, Kenmore-Tonawanda UFSD
Phil has been an educator in the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School district for nearly 20 years and currently serves as a Secondary Technology Integration Specialist. Phil provides job-embedded support, personalized support to teachers and staff to expand technology integration in... Read More →


Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S15-2

10:30am EST

Student Voices: Memorializing Life During a Pandemic
This project was inspired by Laureen Adams Navigating Uncertain Times with Love: 9 Projects for the Whole Family a PBL Works Blog. Second and fourth grade students were proposed with the following question: How can we share what we learn in this time with those that come after us? In this project students recorded daily learnings, observations, wonders, and advice. They identified major themes and noted the differences in perspectives after interviewing various community members. Students compiled their learning virtually to share with a future generation.Second grade and fourth grade students interacted with various content lessons including, Math, Science, ELA and Social Studies. Students also learned about 3D printing face shields for essential workers.The students created a primary source Pandemic Journal. The students kept a written/digital record of what it’s like to live in this UNIQUE moment in time when we are all away from school and learning from home. Students asked questions as an essential part of gathering, interpreting and using evidence to develop a better understanding of a community. They identified causes and effects, using examples of family life or from the community, to support reasoning and causation. Additionally, they recognized and identified patterns of continuity and change in communities and identified situations in which social actions required are part of civic participation.

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Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S15-1

10:30am EST

Re-imagine A Whole New World of Learning
Join us as we share our journey to re-imagine learning to help students be better problem solvers, collaborators, creators and more prepared for the next level. We will feature activities using Seesaw, Google Classroom, Code.org, Scratch, and robots to show how we integrate them into K-3 classrooms. You will walk away with project ideas and inspiration to challenge young minds.

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Kristi Briggs

Technology Integration Specialist, Canaseraga CSD
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Craig Kaczmarek

Teacher - Elementary, Canaseraga Central School


Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S15-3

10:30am EST

Enhancing STEM and CTE Programs Using AR/VR: NY District Perspectives
Discover how students in New York school districts are using augmented and virtual reality as a part of their curriculum to prepare for college and future STEM and CTE careers.

Students know computers, they’ve seen 3D movies, but now they can pick up, manipulate and explore content ranging from automotive systems to anatomy by “lifting” images from the computer screen. From examining bone fractures to building circuits, students are demonstrating a deep level of engagement in STEM and CTE content when using augmented and virtual reality.

Attendees have the opportunity to get hands-on with different AR/VR applications to get a first-hand view of how today's students are preparing for future careers in STEM and CTE pathways without having to worry about limited supplies or safety.

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Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S15-8

10:30am EST

EVERFI's EdLaw2D compliant, no cost resources for K-12
Join this interactive session where you'll dig into a suite of standards-aligned lessons for you to use in the classroom. The topics stem from district initiatives like: college / career readiness, digital citizenship, STEM, SEL/Anti-Bullying, financial literacy, substance safety, etc. EVERFI partners with local business and industry who pay for the programs, like the NHL, NFL, MLB, and more, so they are no cost for your schools! Outside of being free, easy to use, and relevant to critical life skills, they are also self-graded - providing real-time data for you as an administrator. We are EdLaw2D, FERPA, and COPPA compliant, and a suggested resource on the NYSDOE’s CTE site.


Tuesday November 24, 2020 10:30am - 11:20am EST
S15-7

11:30am EST

Keynote: Jamie Casap
Jaime Casap served as the Chief Education Evangelist at Google for more than 14 years and was the second member of the Google for Education team. In that time, Jaime launched Google’s GSuite tools into higher education and K12. He also launched Chromebooks into education and was the creator of the Google for Education Transformation Framework, a holistic approach to education transformation. Now Jaime is partnering and collaborating with higher education institutions, school systems, and businesses around the world, helping them build transformational policies and practices to elevate education and bring equity, diversity, and inclusion into their policies and practices. Jaime serves as an advisor to dozens of organizations focused on learning, skill development, and the future of work. He is the coauthor of “Our First Talk About Poverty,” as a way to talk to children about poverty. He is currently working on his next book, which will focus on his journey from the ghetto to Google, and what it takes to be successful. He speaks on education, digitalization, diversity and inclusion, generation z, and the future of work at events around the world. You can follow and reach him on Twitter at @jcasap and watch his YouTube career advice videos at www.youtube.com/ jaimecasap.

Tuesday November 24, 2020 11:30am - 12:20pm EST
Main Stage