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We are pleased to announce the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. 2015 Annual Technology Conference, co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.). Both organizations recognize the benefits of a collaborative partnership that focuses on the collective interests of our school districts.  We will be providing educators from across the Commonwealth with exciting and innovative ways to enhance teaching and learning with technology.

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Wednesday, October 21
 

8:30am

Creatively Teach the Common Core with Technology
Creatively Teach the Common Core with Technology
We are teaching in an era of unprecedented change. Technology is radically redefining the way we communicate, create, and learn. This can be incredibly scary or incredibly exciting depending on your perspective. Join educator and author Catlin Tucker as she describes how the Common Core Standards open the door for new and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Teachers who embrace change and learn to leverage the power of technology have the opportunity to make learning more relevant, engaging, and student-centered. Catlin will share photos and student work to demonstrate practical ideas for addressing the Common Core Standards using technology. Walk away feeling energized about this shift and eager to explore how you can use technology to place students at the center of learning and effectively transition to the Common Core.Alt+MAlt+N

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avatar for Caitlin Tucker

Caitlin Tucker

Catlin Tucker is a Google Certified Teacher and CUE Lead Learner. She teaches at Windsor High School in Sonoma County, where she was named Teacher of the Year in 2010. She has taught online college level writing courses, which led to her interest in blended learning. Corwin published her first book Blended Learning for Grades 4-12 in June 2012, and she authored a blended learning course for ASCD. She co-authored a book... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
West Side Atrium

9:30am

Education's New Consultants - Bishop Feehan High School - Diocese of Fall River
Technology support in schools can be daunting for tech support staff, but there may be willing assistance available. Come and see how students become empowered by serving their school community as technology experts.

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avatar for Susan Kiley

Susan Kiley

Technology Coordinator, Bishop Feehan High School
Susan Kiley is a Certified Google for Education Trainer & PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator. She is the Technology Coordinator and teaches the student help desk course at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Her vast experience in professional development includes integrated lesson planning and emerging trends, as well as professional learning communities to bring a collaborative approach to innovation in her school... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
CUE Kid Area

9:30am

Empowered Student Voice - Creativity with Boston Public Schools' Adobe Youth Voices Project - Boston Public Schools
This signature global initiative ignites young people’s Creative Confidence—the ability to har-ness creative skills to solve problems—thereby empowering them to find their voice and make it heard. At the heart of the BPS AYV project is an educational method¬ology that provides youth with the inspiration, training, and technology to create original, thought-provoking media works on relationships, human rights, the environment, and other topics. Through these experiences, participants hone skills of self-expression, ideation, collaboration, flexibility, and persistence— the skills we regard as central to Creative Confidence. The program comes to life as young people identify an issue they care about, and express a point of view on that issue by creating original media content – from videos to essays, animation to music. BPS AYV team will share thought provoking visuals and film student projects along with our teaching learning experiences.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
CUE Kid Area

9:30am

Going Green with Touchcast - Dartmouth Middle School - Dartmouth Public Schools
Learn how to create fun, informative video projects on a shoestring budget with just a green wall, iPads and Touchcast. Students will show off their work, share tips for success and demonstrate how to use the app for participants.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
CUE Kid Area

9:30am

Storytelling through video: Fact and Fantasy - Shrewsbury High Shool - Shrewsbury Public SChools
Third and fourth year students from Shrewsbury High School's Educational Television Studio discuss their experiences learning about the technology and techniques of telling stories through the broadcast video medium and showcase some of their original fiction and news reporting productions.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
CUE Kid Area

9:30am

Students as Composers - Luther Conant School - Acton Boxborough Public Schools -
6th grade students combine web-based software and iPad apps to compose their own songs. Students create melodies using Note Flight, a web-based music notation program. Melodies are then imported into the Garage Band app for iPad, in which students add additional parts. Final products are uploaded to students’ digital portfolios.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
CUE Kid Area

9:30am

Why Microsoft in Education?
Come learn about how Microsoft in EDU has evolved and where we are headed. Built by teachers and school leaders like you, Microsoft is committed to ensuring we empower every educator and student on the planet to achieve more.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine North

10:15am

Begin with a sense of Wonder-opolis
I will share how I use the website Wonderopolis as a way of innovating my classroom. Will examine how it can springboard your own classroom's Genius Hour by showcasing its powerful message of never stop wondering. Will showcase the vocabulary, quiz and read aloud feature as a way of modifying the lesson for all students.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 10:30am
Teacher Brainstrom Area

10:15am

Learning Is a Superpower
Discover how to unleash your students' inner superhero through empowerment, pedagogy and choice.

Presenter
avatar for Dr. Kristen Swanson

Dr. Kristen Swanson

the Chief of Empowerment & Director of the Research Institute at BrightBytes. An educational leader and curriculum writer, Kristen is a renowned teacher, professional developer, writer, speaker, and consultant on impactful learning designs. She has worked directly under the tutelage of Dr. Grant Wiggins and authored both Professional Learning in the Digital Age (2013) and Unleashing Student Superpowers (2014). A founder of the Edcamp... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 17

10:15am

Learning Is a Superpower
Discover how to unleash your students' inner superhero through empowerment, pedagogy and choice.

Presenter
avatar for Dr. Kristen Swanson

Dr. Kristen Swanson

the Chief of Empowerment & Director of the Research Institute at BrightBytes. An educational leader and curriculum writer, Kristen is a renowned teacher, professional developer, writer, speaker, and consultant on impactful learning designs. She has worked directly under the tutelage of Dr. Grant Wiggins and authored both Professional Learning in the Digital Age (2013) and Unleashing Student Superpowers (2014). A founder of the Edcamp... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 17

10:15am

Keynote Follow Up
Presenter
avatar for Caitlin Tucker

Caitlin Tucker

Catlin Tucker is a Google Certified Teacher and CUE Lead Learner. She teaches at Windsor High School in Sonoma County, where she was named Teacher of the Year in 2010. She has taught online college level writing courses, which led to her interest in blended learning. Corwin published her first book Blended Learning for Grades 4-12 in June 2012, and she authored a blended learning course for ASCD. She co-authored a book... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Westside Red Level Mezzanine South

10:15am

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom - Storyboard That
Bring the power of digital storytelling to your classroom! This presentation will go over a brief history of digital storytelling followed by a look at different ways you can pair digital storytelling with lessons in ELA, History, Math, Science, and Foreign Language. Help your students ‘show what they know’ with digital storytelling and Storyboard That!

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 29

10:15am

Managing Which EdTech Is Best for Your Classrooms & Your Budget - LearnTrials

Designed by and for educators, LearnTrials equips educators and the organizations to know which education technology is best for their students and budgets.  Districts improve their own capacity and budgets with data-rich product evaluations in 10% of the time and cost of other methods, managing their real-time portfolio and identify millions in savings while giving teachers a voice in the 8 most important criteria to them when they try, buy and use education technology.   Dr. Daniel Stanhope, senior research officer for Lea(R)n, will introduce recent research from across dozens of districts on edtech usage, as well as how the research backed LearnGrade Rubric is giving educators a framework for rapidly differentiating the best tools for their unique situations.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 28

10:15am

Bringing audiobook solutions to your students who learn differently - Learning Ally
Learning Ally provides solutions for the academic success of your students who learn differently. We provide accessible digitally human recorded audiobooks to download on mainstream devices. We also provide additional resources for students, teachers and parents. This workshop will discuss how teachers and students may access Learning Ally's audiobooks at school as well as at home, our contract with the state of Massachusetts, as well as additional ongoing resources. Get your students the tools they need for a successful academic year!


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 25

10:15am

How Library Media Specialists Can Support Literacy Across the Curriculum- Massachusetts School Library Association
I will share some of the exciting ways that library media specialists and libraries can support digital literacy across curriculum areas through innovative use of technology tools, resource sharing and collaborative teaching.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 29

10:15am

Individualizing Instruction Districtwide - The Scholar's Choice Foundation, Inc.
Learn how to use an integrated learning platform that works with Google Apps for Education to create lessons and assessments linked to Common Core, MA Frameworks, or district standards. Analyze student performance by student, subgroup, and in aggregate. Differentiate instruction. Target student weaknesses for improvement. Determine PD ROI.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 15

10:15am

10:15am

Creating a Blended Learning Environment Using Google Drive and Google Classroom - Old Rochester Regional High School - CDW
Do your students have trouble with organization? Do they lose their homework before they even get to start it? With increased class sizes do you have trouble giving students meaningful feedback in a timely manner? Creating a blended classroom using Google Drive and Google Classroom can help students complete more reading and writing both in and out of class, organize their work and time, interact with text through online annotation, and collaborate and create with both students and teachers. It can also help teachers connect with students and parents both in and out of class, provide meaningful feedback on student work, and create lessons that expand prior learning. Help your students expand their learning beyond the four walls of the classroom and checkout what a blended classroom can do for your class.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine South

10:15am

Designing Your Digital Learning Environment
The purchase of technology is never enough. To impact students, we have to focus on learning.What do you imagine the Digital Learning Environment will look like? In this session, leaders willutilize the Design Thinking Process to empathize with struggling learners and iterate the idealDLE with technology.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 20

10:15am

From Assessment Scores to Personalized Learning - Infinite Campus
Personalized Learning starts with data. Learn from a panel of district leaders who have experience creating data visualizations. From a district just starting out to a seasoned district focused on data for the last decade. Hear how collaborating with teachers and the community can provide the most effective types of data dashboards.  See data dashboards appropriate for district, school and classroom settings. Come learn how mistakes have led to more effective data visualizations and ensure your district will not make those same mistakes.

 

Learn how to make it easier for your teachers to identify students needing to advance and those at risk, in order to provide differentiated instructional resources to sub groups or individual students. Come with us on a digital journey from the data dashboard to delivering personalized resources and personalized learning.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 24

10:15am

Making History with Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook™

We all know that textbooks are history, but what is the future? In this session we will demonstrate cutting edge social studies resources available in the Discovery Education Social Studies Techbook™. Also hear from Natick Public Schools, MA and their use of Social Studies Techbook™ and learn how the resources will transform Social Studies classrooms across the country.


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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 27

10:15am

Microsoft's Collaborative Classroom and Increase Productivity using OneNote
Want to go paperless? Looking for a way to revolutionize your teaching and learning? Experience the power of Microsoft OneNote! A free tool that takes digital notebooks to the extreme while keeping everything together on all of your devices. Organize, create, and collaborate anytime anywhere with text, audio, video, files, digital ink, and so much more!

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine North

10:15am

#techteamMA: The Student-Driven Tech Team Trend
You’ll hear 5 different stories of how student tech teams were built in 5 different high schools across Massachusetts. Students are helping their friends and teachers with troubleshooting and integrating tech in lessons and projects. They’re building professional online identities by blogging, moderating and participating in Twitter chats, and presenting at conferences. Learn how to bring this model to your school. Join the #techteamMA movement.

Co-Presenter
avatar for Chris Gosselin

Chris Gosselin

Digital Learning/Media Specialist, Wakefield Public Schools
Chris is the Digital Learning/Media Specialist for the Dolbeare and Walton Elementary schools in Wakefield, MA. Chris received his B.A. in English Literature from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT and his M.A. in Teaching from Simmons College. Chris is an active member of the Wakefield Public Schools digital learning team, and collaborates regularly with colleagues to enhance student learning using technology. Before taking on the role... Read More →
avatar for Johanna Wilson

Johanna Wilson

6-12 Technology Integration Specialist, Hamilton Wenham Regional School District
Johanna is the 6-12 Technology Integration Specialist for the Hamilton Wenham Regional School District. The Regional High School is 1:1 with iPads and the district is a Google Apps for Education District. Johanna is passionate about EdTech and it's ability to engage all learners and transform teaching in today's classrooms.

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avatar for Kerry Gallagher

Kerry Gallagher

Digital Learning Specialist, St. John's Prep
Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts and Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org in Palo Alto, California. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Kerry taught middle and high school history in Bring Your Own Device public schools for 13 years. She was best known for her paperless collaborative classroom model and has helped schools create student-driven... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 20

10:15am

Choose-Your-Own-Techventure
This session will focus on alternative professional development to engage teachers and staff to better track their own digital literacy learning and make choices from sessions that support their individual needs.

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avatar for Jarred Haas

Jarred Haas

Digital Learning Coach, Peabody Public Schools
Jarred Haas is the Digital Learning Coach for the Peabody Public Schools in Peabody, MA. Jarred is a co-writer for District Technology Plan and leads the PPS Digital Learning Center. He serves as the adviser to the Student Technology Assistance and Resource Team at the J. Henry Higgins Middle School. In daily operations, Jarred has designed a framework for authentic teacher and student led PD. As Google Educator, Jarred delivered trainings and... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 22

10:15am

Days, Weeks, Months: Building Purposeful 1:1 Classrooms
1:1 technology environments offer unprecedented opportunities to develop personalized and authentic learning environments, but developing sound pedagogical frameworks and effective instructional practices is challenging. Great classrooms have clear goals and great educators construct innovative activities that help students reach these objectives. Come explore a purposeful and scaffolded approach to building great 1:1 classrooms that promotes conscientious innovation within new learning environments.

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avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Director, EdTechTeacher
Tom Daccord is Director and Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher. An educational technology speaker, instructor, and author, Tom has worked with schools, districts, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He has presented on educational technology topics at national and international conferences, including ISTE (U.S.), FETC (U.S.), ELMLE (Europe), ICTLT (Asia), and NESA (Asia), as well as... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 10 HD Monitor

10:15am

Digital Portfolios & Reflections on Learning
Join us for an engaging session filled with tools that you can take back to your classroom for immediate implementation! Participants will be introduced to a variety of ways they can increase student engagement and get students reflecting on their learning through the use of digital portfolios.

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avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Instructor & Director of Online Learning, EdTechTeacher
Avra is an instructor and Director of Online Learning for EdTechTeacher. She is an authorized Google Education Trainer, former Instructional Technology Coordinator, and elementary classroom teacher. Avra has spent over 15 years helping students and teachers discover exciting ways to authentically integrate technology into the curriculum.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 16

10:15am

From Consumers to Creators
In this workshop, we will present digital tools that support student creation of content with a focus on students in grade 4-8. Tools to be presented including online sound recording, narrated slideshows, and image creation and we will also share examples of integration of these tools into classroom activities.

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avatar for Adam Steiner

Adam Steiner

Technology Integration Specialist, Holliston Public Schools
Adam Steiner is a technology integration specialist for the Holliston Public Schools in Holliston, Massachusetts and a doctoral researcher at Boston College with a focus on curriculum, instruction, and technology. His research interests include assistive technology, universal design, and educational change. Prior to becoming a technology integration specialist, Adam was a high school social studies teacher for ten years. He is co-author, along... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 14

10:15am

Google Classroom in a 1-1 Program
If you are moving to a 1-1 program, and your district uses GAFE, learn how Google Classroom can work for you and your students. Participants will use Chromebooks to join Google Classroom. The presenters will demonstrate how to setup and use Classroom for school and out of school learning possibilities.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 19

10:15am

Got iPads? Get Creative and Go Beyond Digital Drawing
Learn more about the SAMR model of tech integration and how it can be used to help develop creativity lessons. Take aways include tips for stop-motion animations, how to create talking pictures, ways to use Explain Everything to create informative videos, and how you can create your own matching game.

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avatar for Melissa Hayes

Melissa Hayes

Art Educator, Acton Boxboro Regional Schools


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 18

10:15am

Ignite student engagement through Robotics
Discover how your students can build and program robots using the Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics system. Participants will be immersed in hands-on programming activities and learn some classroom management tips. We will cover the basics of robotics technology including: input sensors, output motors, microcontroller and the software programming environment.

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avatar for Carmen Ferrara

Carmen Ferrara

Co-Founder/CTO, 30hands Learning
A technologist and entrepreneur, Carmen is Co-Founder/CTO of 30hands Learning and is responsible for driving all web and mobile product development for the company. A strong advocate for teaching STEM based curriculum, particularly computer science concepts in schools, Carmen has created professional development courses and curriculum for teaching intro to programming, robotics, and digital storytelling. | | Carmen is also an adjunct faculty... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 18

10:15am

Innovate, Create, and Learn with BrainPOP’s Make-A-Map
Make-A-Map gives students the chance to transform information into knowledge by making meaningful connections between their thoughts and ideas using BrainPOP images, keywords, and movie clips. Join me as I share student work examples from my own classroom, and empower participants to get hands-on by making their own concept maps.

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avatar for Nili Bartley

Nili Bartley

Technology Integration Specialist, Hopkinton Public Schools
As a teacher, technology integration coach, and BrainPOP Certified Educator, Nili has led professional development around 21st century learning since 2012. She has recently focused her sessions on strength based learning, concept mapping, and SuperYouFUN at conferences such as MassCUE and ISTE.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 14

10:15am

Leading Innovative Change
In his series “Leading Innovative Change,” George Couros explores this question: “How do we move from pockets of innovation to a culture of innovation?” This roundtable discussion will serve as an open forum for presenters and participants to share visions and strategies related to cultivating innovation on an organizational level.Alt+MAlt+N

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avatar for Henry Turner

Henry Turner

principal, Bedford High School
Henry Turner is the principal of Bedford HS in Bedford, MA. During his time as principal, BHS has implemented a 1:1 iPad program, focused on developing critical thinking in all classes, incorporating diverse perspectives and using PLCs as a forum for professional learning. Dr. Turner has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Masters in Education in History from Framingham State College. Dr... Read More →

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avatar for Colleen Worrell

Colleen Worrell

Director of the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning, St. Mark's School
Social Justice Teacher and Director of St. Mark's Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning. MA/PhD in American Studies from William & Mary. Let's talk Twitter (@cdworrell), Deeper Learning, blended teaching & learning, teacher coaching, remaking PD, inter-school collaboration, & empowering student voice/activism.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 16

10:15am

Middle School Project-Based Computing
Middle School Pathways in Computer Science project is bringing Medford/Everett students project-based, socially-relevant computing experiences to encourage further study in computer science. Using MIT’s App Inventor, a powerful, novice-friendly block coding environment, students make real apps on android devices. Learn about our experiences in PD, curriculum development, classroom implementation and research.

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avatar for Akira Kamiya

Akira Kamiya

Teacher Learning Center Director, Medford Public Schools
Strong interest in Universal Design for Learning and how new developments in neuroscience can impact how we teach in this new age!


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 23

10:15am

Office Mix: For Their Minds
The minds of young children gravitate towards quick snapshots that document their learning and moments of human interaction. Office Mix draws inquiry based thinking from the surface of each skill practiced, idea voiced, and student engaged to a deeper level of understanding.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 12

10:15am

Research & Information Literacy
Common Core specifies that students need to master how to research a topic and present it in a variety of perspectives. This hands-on workshop provides teachers with a variety of open digital tools so they can teach and scaffold the six step research process.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 19

10:15am

Rethinking Digital Citizenship
Come explore broader ways of thinking about digital citizenship that include social engagement, empowerment, critical thinking, social-emotional literacy, and social justice! (Re)Thinking digital citizenship requires putting young people at the center of our conversation, policy, and practice. Participants will reflect on ways to center students’ in their #digcit practice.Alt+MAlt+N

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 17

10:15am

Teaching Math Through Robotics...Introducing Sphero and Ollie!
Seeking a way to assess students’ understanding of integer operations, a math teacher and librarian at Worcester Academy collaborated to develop a lesson using the programmable robots Sphero and Ollie. The presenters used the Tickle app to create sample math expressions and demonstrate them for students. Students observed the movements of the robots and explained the math concepts the robots were demonstrating. Following a class discussion and brief introduction to the Tickle app, students were asked to use Tickle, Sphero, and Ollie to create their own demonstration for a series of math expressions.

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avatar for Pete Smith

Pete Smith

Director of Online Education & Blended Learning and Middle School Math Teacher, Worcester Academy
Peter Smith is currently the Director of Online Education and Blended Learning as well as a middle school mathematics teacher at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA. Prior to teaching mathematics at Worcester Academy, he was first a technology integration specialist and then the director of academic technology while the school developed and launched their one-to-one laptop program. Peter Smith holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Allegheny... Read More →

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avatar for Jennifer Hanson

Jennifer Hanson

Director of Library Services, Worcester Academy
Jennifer Hanson is the Director of Library Services at Worcester Academy. She was awarded the 2016 ISTE Librarians Network Secondary Librarian Award. Prior to joining Worcester Academy, Jennifer was the Librarian at Primary Source, a nonprofit professional development organization. She has also worked in the libraries at Emerson College, Indiana University, and the Art Institute of Chicago. From 2012-2015, Jennifer was the Communications Chair... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 26

10:15am

The Future of Learning
In education, there has been a trend to superimpose new technologies over current practice. However, mobile devices offer unique opportunities to transform our vision of learning. In this hands-on session, we will explore what the future may hold as well as build strategies that can be immediately implemented.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 21

10:15am

Virtual Globetrotting with Google Maps
Google maps is a powerful tool that can be used to create simple virtual scavenger hunts, analyze data in a geographic context and even create virtual tours connected to literature or the study of geographic regions. In this session, participants learn how to create customized maps with placemarks that include text, hyperlinks, images and videos connected to locations.

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avatar for Jennifer Judkins

Jennifer Judkins

Digital Learning Coordinator, Lynnfield Public Schools
Jennifer Judkins is a Certified Google Education Trainer, 2015 Lead PBS Digital Innovator & Technology Integration Specialist in the Lynnfield Public Schools District. She provides in-class support to teachers by helping to design and deliver meaningful lessons that incorporate technology. She is passionate about sharing with teachers and conducts on-going professional development for staff in Lynnfield as well as for area schools and... Read More →

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 10

10:15am

Vision, Preparation and Implementation of 1:1
This workshop outlines the process applied in the Duxbury Public Schools to create a 1:1 learning environment in grades 8-12. In September of 2014, 1900 students received laptops in Duxbury High School and Middle Schools. This workshop will share successes and challenges along with a timeline of the multi-year process.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 26

10:15am

Why Teach Smartphone Photo?
Hopkinton High School’s new “Smartphone Photography” course leverages the power of social media and smartphone technology to help students create and collaborate. This session will share details in order to promote discussion around ways to teach the art of seeing, using social media to share photography, and smartphone camera technique.

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avatar for Sterling Worrell

Sterling Worrell

HS Visual Arts Teacher, Hopkinton HS
Teach digital art, digital and traditional photography, animation at Hopkinton HS; teach online digital photography for the TEC Online Academy. Degrees in Graphic Design and Photography. Tech junkie and sailing and skiing obsessed.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 22

11:00am

Using ClassDojo Story to show Parents a Window into your Classroom
Using the new feature of ClassDojo will show how to use it to keep parents informed about the what is going on in your classroom. How we created the role of student reporter to update this class Instagram type account daily. Students can use a device to take pictures of class activities and then report and captions to the pictures. These pictures are then automatically sent to the cell phones of the parents/guardians of the classroom.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:00am - 11:30am
Teacher Brainstrom Area

11:30am

Peer Evaluation Workflow with Google Apps
Teachers in Google Schools who practice student-centered learning will want to support peer evaluation. This workflow is based on Coursera's Peer Review process, which was also incorporated into Google Course Builder.  It moves from "pre-flight" checklist forms to rubrics (using sheets) that can calculate grades and support detailed comments.  Pointers are offered to ways to use Google Classroom to help manage the process. 

Note: there are Add-Ons (Orange Slice, Goobric, etc.) to support aspects of this process, but this session does not explore them.  Chrome Web Store pages and tutorials are available from the attached "Presentation."

This process has been used successfully in a high-functioning 8th grade class.  It may be simplified for younger grades.  

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avatar for Bram Moreinis

Bram Moreinis

Owner, Greenfield Digital
After a career in K-12 educational technology and five years running a Drupal development firm with subsequent consulting in both areas, I recently earned an Instructional Design M.Ed. from UMass/Boston to rejoin higher education. | | I am facile with Learning Management Systems (LMS) like Canvas and Moodle (which I host), and with rapid development eLearning tools that create reusable learning objects (Captivate, Articulate, Camtasia... Read More →



Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Teacher Brainstrom Area

11:30am

Becoming a Lifelong Learner
Take a journey with college student, Travis Allen, and learn what it means to be a lifelong learner. Discover how schools, teachers, and the students themselves unintentionally obstruct their own path for the best possible education. And, most importantly, learn how to cultivate the right environment to break past these barriers.

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avatar for Travis Allen

Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative
Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 17

11:30am

Find out why Digital Storytelling is a Superfood! (Hands-on with iPad) - 30Hands Learning
We often think the more complex a solution is the greater its impact, but many times it is the simpler concepts that are truly innovative and more likely to have greater value. Digital Storytelling is a simple solution that helps students learn more standards-based concepts and skills than many other activities. Because it is hands-on, creative and project-oriented, students retain more of what they are learning. In this workshop, we will review the concept of Digital Storytelling and how it relates to 21st century Skills, the Common Core and other standards at all grade levels.

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avatar for Eric Braun

Eric Braun

Co-Founder / Adjunct Professor, 30hands Learning / Tufts University
Entrepreneur & Teacher, Lover of Collaborative Learning + Storytelling, helping make students + teachers feel successful & have fun in teams


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 29

11:30am

The Virtuous Cycle of Writing Instruction Across the Curriculum - Academic Merit
In this era of 21st century skills, never has it been more important to help students become good writers and good critical thinkers. In this session, the importance of the connection between teacher professional development, student assessment, and data driven instruction, especially targeted towards writing and critical thinking will be explored. This session will be a great primer for anyone who is interested in applying any set of standards, including the Common Core, and seeing how the power of a digital-based rubric assists in connecting the standards to instruction. Additionally, this session will dissect the power of digital tools that assist in teacher professional development, assessment and instruction around close reading and writing.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 28

11:30am

Online Test Practice with PBS LearningMedia™ - WGBH Education
Build your students’ confidence in online testing. PBS LearningMedia™ offers over 100,000 digital resources free including short and long interactive lessons that require students of all grades to work through a series of screes while reading, watching, writing and saving their work along the way - perfect practice for PARCC.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 15

11:30am

Purchasing technology - getting what you need at fair price - MHEC
This workshop will demonstrate how to use publically bid consortia contracts so you can save time, save money and purchase exactly what you need and want at a fair price. This will be a hands on workshop showing website usage, ordering and how to communicate with consortia staff. Presentation will be by staff from the MHEC, New England's premier non profit purchasing consortia.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 25

11:30am

STEM on A Budget - Education Connection's Skills21
Don’t let the high costs of STEM programming stop you. You can drive quality engagement and get results on nearly any budget. EDUCATION CONNECTION’S Skills21 provides a road tested model for driving student innovation and STEM achievement through a challenge-based course catalogue, experiential events, professional development, and the ULTIMATE Expo.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 29

11:30am

APPlying Technology in the Classroom With Collaborative Tools - CDW
Considering implementing, or just getting started with Google for Education?  Learn what it means to "Go Google" with collaborative classroom technology like Google Apps for Education and Google Classroom. Enter the world of deploying Google Chromebooks and Android Tablets and world-class content at the drop of a hat. Experience learning in a way that is not limited by time or location and what it means to embrace Google's "moonshot thinking" in education.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine South

11:30am

ClassLink -In 30 minutes you can eliminate forgotten login frustrations and take back valuable learning time.
There are new online learning resources in our classrooms every day… but how can we remember all the different logins that we now need? Too much learning time is being wasted on forgotten logins and it frustrates students, teachers, parents and administrators. Come see how one company has changed that. ClassLink gives single sign-on access to web and Windows applications, and instant access to files at school and in the cloud. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device initiatives. Come see firsthand how ClassLink can help your students and teachers.

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Jason Moss

Classlink


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 27

11:30am

Let's Make it Personal! - Interval Technology Partners
Throughout New England middle and high schools have successfully incorporated a daily period of time for remediation and/or enrichment for all students. With great results. Learn how an easy to use web based software application called Enriching Students makes the the process possible. Teachers like it. Students love it. Parents support it. IT staffs appreciate it's minimal impact on their department. It's a win all around. Join us to learn more about how personalizing education is possible at the secondary level.

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avatar for Aaron LaMontagne

Aaron LaMontagne

Enriching Students is a web-based Response to Intervention (RTI) tool | that is specifically designed to meet the challenges of scheduling | middle and high school students for regular RTI or advisory sessions. | Never has it been easier to implement an RTI program in your | middle and secondary school.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 25

11:30am

NWNComm - Cloud Communication/UCaaS
Collaboration technology is enabling students, faculty, and administrators to connect and share ideas in new ways, expanding opportunities to learn and grow. Join this session to discover how NWN’s NCloud offering provides organizations with cloud-based, unified communications that allows educational organizations to deliver up-to-date collaboration services while reducing upfront investments and paying on a per-month basis. NWNComm, NWN’s cloud voice and video solution, delivers the Cisco Unified Communication Technology portfolio as-a-service including: − Hosted VoIP − Hosted Video (Including Telepresence) − Voice and Integrated Messaging − Presence and Instant Messaging − Cisco Contact Center − Video, Web and Audio Conferencing − Mobility Options for Applications NWN’s highly secure cloud platform provides our customers with: • Budget Efficiency via a predictable monthly fee eliminating costly up front expenditures. • Scalable Architecture - NWN’s Hosted Collaboration allows you to add new users and locations quickly while eliminating data center costs. • Free Up Critical Resources - With a hosted solution, your entire organization is always on the latest release without burdening your IT team with supporting, managing and upgrading a range of different solutions. • Best-In-Class Support - NWN’s team of managed services engineers the depth of expertise to provide comprehensive support to your collaboration environment.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 24

11:30am

Prepare for Online Assessment by Using Your Apple Devices
This session will help participants discover ways to support the healthy development ofthe technical skills required in current online test-taking environments through routine use ofApple tools. Participants will also be brought up to date around how routine use of digitalassessment techniques can help support deeper learning, and prepare students for onlinesummative assessments. This session also discusses the ways iPad can be configured andmanaged for assessment environments.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 20

11:30am

Take advantage of what you already have in Microsoft's Office 365 Education 
Explore optimizing what you already own! Including: The new Office for Mac and Windows 2016, improved collaboration tools, and NEW tools for sharing results of both student and faculty work to help improve student outcomes. 

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine North

11:30am

A Framework for Evaluating EdTech
How can educators make thoughtful, informed decisions when selecting technologies to use in schools or classrooms? Physics teacher and Instructional Technology Coach Greg Schwanbeck shares his framework for evaluating educational technologies—a checklist of instructional and logistical factors to consider when choosing whether or not to incorporate edtech into classrooms.

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avatar for Greg Schwanbeck

Greg Schwanbeck

Physics & Astronomy Teacher, Westwood Public Schools


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 19

11:30am

Beyond the Textbook - Teaching with Open Educational Resources
This workshop is designed to get you to think beyond the textbook and see all the free possibilities that are available in the classroom. A few of the open educational resources that will be used include Google Classroom, Google Drive, Symbaloo, Planboard, Socrative, and much more.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 18

11:30am

Coaching for Success
Coaching, done well, is an art that leads to transformation of both student learning and educator outcomes. See how effective coaching can increase technology integration at all levels and encourage greatness in both staff and students.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 26

11:30am

Coaching Teachers to Student Success & Learning
The role of technology coach is a relatively new concept being adopted by districts. Student learning is augmented when teachers feel confident and successful. Whether a tech savvy teacher coaching informally, an administrator, or formal tech coach, come learn strategies for helping adults learn and adopt technology skills & processes.

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avatar for Avra Robinson

Avra Robinson

Instructor & Director of Online Learning, EdTechTeacher
Avra is an instructor and Director of Online Learning for EdTechTeacher. She is an authorized Google Education Trainer, former Instructional Technology Coordinator, and elementary classroom teacher. Avra has spent over 15 years helping students and teachers discover exciting ways to authentically integrate technology into the curriculum.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 16

11:30am

Don't Fear the Robot
Student use of programmable technology in an elementary classroom doesn't have a be an intimidating prospect! Introductory knowledge of programming allows elementary students to develop their technical problem solving and computational skills in today’s world. In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to explore a few different programmable technologies and how they can be blended into a successful STEM curriculum.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 23

11:30am

EdCamp PD: Incorporating Unconference Style PD
EdCamp has increasing become a popular professional learning structure for educators to learn and share with each other. Using this format, participants are able to determine the topics they wish to learn and grow from. Come learn about the excitement and power of EdCamp and how to incorporate this format for professional development in your own school or district.

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avatar for Henry Turner

Henry Turner

principal, Bedford High School
Henry Turner is the principal of Bedford HS in Bedford, MA. During his time as principal, BHS has implemented a 1:1 iPad program, focused on developing critical thinking in all classes, incorporating diverse perspectives and using PLCs as a forum for professional learning. Dr. Turner has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and a Masters in Education in History from Framingham State College. Dr... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 14

11:30am

Explain Everything & the Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit
How do you capture and evaluate the process of learning? Design and media creation tools enable students to demonstrate their understanding in ways that static worksheets, paper and pencil activities, and even skill-based applications are not able to do. There are four simple media creation processes that are possible on any mobile device: making photos, taking screenshots, filming videos, and creating screencasts.

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avatar for Reshan Richards

Reshan Richards

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Reshan Richards is faculty member at Columbia University and Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches an entrepreneurship course at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs for Leading Online and Off. An Apple Distinguished Educator and member of Mensa, Reshan has an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, an Ed.M from Harvard... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 18

11:30am

Google Apps for School Administrators
Google Drive, Gmail, Docs, Sheets and Forms can be used within an educational framework to save time and increase efficiency. Learn how administrators can capture data from instructional walkthroughs, easily share and showcase school news and events and manage email in boxes with filters and canned responses.

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avatar for Jennifer Judkins

Jennifer Judkins

Digital Learning Coordinator, Lynnfield Public Schools
Jennifer Judkins is a Certified Google Education Trainer, 2015 Lead PBS Digital Innovator & Technology Integration Specialist in the Lynnfield Public Schools District. She provides in-class support to teachers by helping to design and deliver meaningful lessons that incorporate technology. She is passionate about sharing with teachers and conducts on-going professional development for staff in Lynnfield as well as for area schools and... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 10

11:30am

Google Chrome: A Personalized Learning Environment
Explore the Chrome browser and discover its potential to engage students. Leverage the power of Google's browser beyond merely a tool to access websites. Experience developing your own custom web portal. Envision your students taking more ownership of their learning.

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avatar for Jarred Haas

Jarred Haas

Digital Learning Coach, Peabody Public Schools
Jarred Haas is the Digital Learning Coach for the Peabody Public Schools in Peabody, MA. Jarred is a co-writer for District Technology Plan and leads the PPS Digital Learning Center. He serves as the adviser to the Student Technology Assistance and Resource Team at the J. Henry Higgins Middle School. In daily operations, Jarred has designed a framework for authentic teacher and student led PD. As Google Educator, Jarred delivered trainings and... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 22

11:30am

Google Tools to Support Reading and Writing (AT)
Reading and writing supports are constantly being developed for Google Apps for Education and the Chrome Browser. Read&Write for Google, iPad, and Android by TextHelp are designed to assist struggling readers and writers and includes features such as word prediction, text-to-speech, picture dictionaries, highlighting, etc. TextHelp offers a FREE annual subscription for educators. This workshop will demonstrate the best Google has to offer including Read&Write, Beeline, Clearly, Read Comfortably, Dyslexie, and other extensions that work alone or in conjunction with Read&Write to add unique supports and scaffolds for our students.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 17

11:30am

Googling Portfolios: Success & Lessons Learned
Two years ago, Bedford High School, in New Hampshire, changed the way students manage their Digital Portfolio, through Google Sites. Successes and lessons learned over the past two years will be shared - an overview of the process, template creation, and ideas moving forward. Come share in our ‘Googling’ enthusiasm!

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avatar for Kerri Lunn

Kerri Lunn

Database, Application & Integration Specialist, Bedford School District
I am the Database, Application & Integration Specialist at Bedford High School in Bedford NH. Every day is an adventure where learning something new daily is what we strive to accomplish. #bhstech222

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avatar for Craig Sheil

Craig Sheil

Technology Integration Teacher, Bedford High School
Technology Integration Teacher at Bedford High School. Have a love for teaching Mathematics. Google for Education Trainer. G+ and Twitter


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 22

11:30am

How would you design the School of the Future?
What if there were no limitations? What if resources were not a problem? What would the ideal learning environment look like? In this discussion-based session, we will collaborate to create an ideal school for the future from three diverse perspectives - physical space, curriculum & pedagogy, and professional learning. Learn the importance of vision and planning and what happens in its absence. Whether you are a school administrator, a curriculum leader, or a technology advocate, come contribute your ideals to see what could be possible.

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avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Director, EdTechTeacher
Tom Daccord is Director and Co-Founder of EdTechTeacher. An educational technology speaker, instructor, and author, Tom has worked with schools, districts, colleges and educational organizations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He has presented on educational technology topics at national and international conferences, including ISTE (U.S.), FETC (U.S.), ELMLE (Europe), ICTLT (Asia), and NESA (Asia), as well as... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 10 HD Monitor

11:30am

Make Learning Personal - Discover the Learner in Every Child
In this session participants will discover who the learners are in their classroom and how they learn best using a lens based on the neurosciences. After decades of using labels to identify who learners are, personalized learning is asking us to use a lens of Access, Engage, and Express to understand learners. This is the first step in changing perceptions of who the children are in the classroom and in discovering the learner in every child. But how do we help every child see themselves as learners every day? Why is it important for learners to understand how they learn best? Learn how a Personal Learning Profile based on Access, Engage, and Express can be used to develop a Personal Learning Backpack with tools, resources, and skills so that each learner can be empowered to support their own learning. Come on a journey to see the learner in every child using a lens and learn how to begin creating a culture of independent learners with their own Personal Learning Backpack.

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avatar for Kathleen McClaskey

Kathleen McClaskey

CEO and Co-founder, Personalize Learning LLC
Kathleen McClaskey has been in the field of educational technology since 1983 where she held positions as a middle school teacher, technology integration specialist and K-12 Technology Director. From 2003-2011, she developed six multi-year projects in science, math, literacy and autism applying UDL as the framework to design professional development for educators to support diverse learners. Since 2012 as co-founder of Personalize Learning... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
West Side Red Level Mezzanine North

11:30am

Powerful Presentations! Explore Your Students’ Creative Side!
One of the most rewarding moments as a teacher is seeing the pride in students’ faces when they present something they have created! Using PowToons Prezis and Podcasts is a fun alternative to traditional presentation tools such as PowerPoint and Google Slides. It encourages creativity, collaboration and engages the learner. Come join us for this hands-on session and we will show you examples of student work, and assist you in setting up your own accounts. We also have many other presentation tools to share (time permitting!)

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Winnie Carey

Technology Integration Specialist, Holliston Public Schools
Winnie Carey -- Holliston Public Schools


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 20

11:30am

Read Out Loud with GAFE
The Read Out Loud program uses skilled student-readers to record short curriculum texts. Their recordings and the texts are posted to a Google site, where readers can read and listen directly on the site or download the recording and the text to any device. We will share all materials.

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Jane Day

Head of English Department, Lexington High School

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avatar for Stephanie Hoban

Stephanie Hoban

Instructional Technology Specialist, Lexington High School
Primarily I consider myself a teacher first and a technologist second. I taught high school English for 15 years and have used technology from the start of my career, first to improve my classroom management and then to enhance student learning. In 2007, I started using Google docs with my students, and we never looked back! As a teacher I evaluated technology on how it improved my students' learning and skills, rather than on what was new or... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 19

11:30am

Sherlock and Blended Learning
The Hound of the Baskervilles reading extended across multiple subjects. In teams, investigate Science, ELA, Arts, Augmented Reality, Online Psychology, and media creation tools. You’ll apply questioning and scaffolding strategies, help teams combine learning into a collaborative OneNote notebook, turned Sway or Office Mix to share back home.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 12

11:30am

Using Tech to Get Through the Day
Do you have students who struggle with managing their time, organizing their belongings or regulating themselves? After a brief overview of these critical EF skills we will dive into free, freemium and paid tools for Google, OSX, and iOS (many are cross platform so Windows and Android users are welcome!).

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Karen Waddill

Director of Cotting Consulting, Cotting School
Karen is the Director of Cotting Consulting at Cotting School. Cotting Consulting provides technology based assessment, intervention and training to educational programs in the Greater Boston Area. She is a certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, holds licenses with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Division of Professional Licensure, and is certified as an Assistive... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 14

11:30am

What does it mean to be an educational leader in this digital age?
What does quality, student-centered, technology-infused teaching and learning look like? How can an instructional leader influence successful innovations? Learn about free videos, lesson plans and a new template for classroom observations. Explore how instructional leaders, become the lead learners, modeling the innovative practices we wish to see in our classrooms.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 16

11:30am

Write a Successful MassCUE Grant!
Do you have an innovative idea for using classroom technology with your students? But you need some $$ to get the project going? Learn how simple it is to write a successful MassCUE grant. Find out how to write the grant according to specific criteria and see other innovative project ideas. Co-presenter Dr. Kevin Crowthers, past MassCUE grant winner. Click here for the presentation.

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avatar for Wendy Espinoza Cotta

Wendy Espinoza Cotta

Director of Technology Integration, Worcester Academy
Wendy Espinoza Cotta is the Director of Technology Integration at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA and a member of the MassCUE Board and Chair of the MassCUE Grants Committee. Her professional specializations include blended learning, global education, social media use in education, design thinking and the effective use of learning management systems to extend learning, meet all learners' needs, and support the growth of healthy online learning... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 21

11:30am

This Is the Best Year Ever to Apply for E-rate Wi-Fi: Are you in? - Whalley Computer Associates
Did you know that there are up to $5.2 billion dollars of available funding in the E-rate program this year? This is more funds than have ever been available in the history of the E-rate program for WI-FI, and it means that you are extremely likely to receive funding this year, no matter your discount level, if you apply.  Join us to learn about why and how to apply for E-rate this year. Don’t miss out on this record amount of Wi-Fi funding.

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Jeff Jennings

Director ,K-12 Programs  Previously served as E-rate & K-12 Wonk as well as Contracts & Compliance Manager for Xirrus Inc. Providing compliance and contract management for State, federal & local purchasing agreements. Also serve as the K-12 analyst with regards to education policies, funding & Innovation.  17 Years as a Funding & E-rate consultant to schools & service providers throughout the western U.S... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:35pm
Red Level 13

12:00pm

Lunch Time
Wednesday October 21, 2015 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Lunch Westside (Keynote Area)

1:00pm

Geometric Castle PBL - Doherty Middle School - Andover Public Schools
Geometric Castle Project Based Learning Assignment: Come see how students chose an alternative method of creating castles for their 3D project using Google Sketch Pad and Minecraft Software. Students will discuss their experience of creating a 3D model using technoloogy as well as how they were able to meet the assignment objectives for Math, Science, and ELA.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CUE Kid Area

1:00pm

Integrating 3d Printing and 1:1 iPads into Engineering Curriculum - Ottoson Middle School - Arlington Public Schools
Students at the Ottoson Middle School use virtual modeling, 3d prototyping and 1:1 iPads regularly in their Engineering program. See how various applications and 21st Technology have been integrated seamlessly and in a short time into an existing program. Watch demonstrations and try out some of the applications yourself with help fro the people who know them best- the students!


Wednesday October 21, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CUE Kid Area

1:00pm

Online Newspaper Does It All! - Lawrence Junior High School - Falmouth Public Schools
Extra! Extra! Looking for a way to combine technology and literacy skills, give kids a voice, and showcase your school? Start publishing an online school newspaper as part of your tech or ELA class, or make it an after school activity.

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avatar for Lynn O'Connell

Lynn O'Connell

Instructional Technology Teacher, Falmouth Public Schools
I'm a long-time junior high ELA teacher who recently turned Tech teacher. One of the ways my class, Tech21, teaches ISTE tech standards while reinforcing literacy skills, is by producing and publishing our school's online student newspaper. With our school going 1:1 with Chromebooks this year, I'm also working to help teachers with tech and tech PD.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CUE Kid Area

1:00pm

Shrewsbury Student Innovation Team - Shrewsbury High School - Shrewsbury Public Schools
Students will display a sample of multimedia projects developed through the Student Innovation Team course at Shrewsbury High School. Students will also be prepared to engage in conversation about their role in helping teachers to integrate technology into the curriculum in the 1:1 iPad environment.

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Tara Gauthier

Instructional Technology Teacher, Shrewsbury High School


Wednesday October 21, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CUE Kid Area

1:30pm

Instant messaging parents with ClassDojo
I have been utilizing ClassDojo classroom behavior management program for 3 years now. One of the most useful features is messenger. It allows me to make essentially real-time contact with parents regarding student effort and behavior in the classroom. It also allows them to respond quickly. I am a ClassDojo Mentor and would be happy to give a short presentation of ClassDojo and the messenger feature.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Teacher Brainstrom Area

2:00pm

Online Scheduling tools help arrange meetings
Use online scheduling tools like doodle/WhenIsGood, to efficiently collect every participant's available time and to easily decide when is a good time to have a meeting. This helps whenever a gather together is needed.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Teacher Brainstrom Area

2:00pm

Better Together: Create and Collaborate Using Google Docs and Professional Learning Networks - CourseKicker
Achieving true collaboration is schools can be a major hurdle. However, it is possible for K-12 teachers to create, share and discuss lesson plans, ideas and teaching strategies to achieve true collaboration. During this session participants will explore ways to create and collaborate like a champion using Google apps and social media tools. Lesson plans should no longer be static documents, but become living collaborations when you integrate your professional learning network using social media platforms.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 29

2:00pm

Edtech Educators and Entrepreneurs Innovating Together - ASK THE TEACHER: TEACHERS KNOW BEST - LearnLaunch
Whether you are the entrepreneur aiming to develop a successful product, the administrator looking to cost-effectively implement technology in your district or school, or the teacher grappling to effectively reach your students in various ways, it is essential to brainstorm how to innovatively prepare our students for their future. Together, during this brainstorming session, we will explore what types of products are being created, what purpose they can serve, how teachers are using technology in their classrooms, and how students are being engaged to prepare them for future success. The goal is to provide opportunity to tighten the connection between the development of products and the implementation of the products in classrooms.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 28

2:00pm

MBEA Meeting
Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 17

2:00pm

The Learning Curve
Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 25

2:00pm

AirWatch - MDM and Identity Management for the Mobile Cloud Era - Whalley Computer Associates
 VMware Identity Manager is identity management for the mobile cloud era that delivers on consumer-grade expectations such as one-touch access to nearly any app, from any device, optimized with AirWatch adaptive access. Empower students to get productive quickly with a self-service app store while giving IT a central place to manage user provisioning and access policy with enterprise-class directory integration, identity federation, and user analytics expected from the leader of hybrid cloud infrastructure.Single Sign-on - For students to be productive, they must have simple access to educational resources no matter the device they are using or where they are. Single sign-on (SSO) eliminates the need for students to remember multiple usernames and passwords when accessing various apps and systems MDM – Learn why AirWatch is the number one MDM solution in the Educational space with a brief demo of their solution – including Teacher tools, a classroom management solution for teachers.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 13

2:00pm

Getting Kids Addicted to Math - Gamification - Prodigy Game
Game-based learning has become a hot topic in education, but often isn't applied correctly, and several “educational” games lack the pedagogical backbone to be used in the classroom.  This workshop will share mechanics behind game-based learning, drawing upon examples from Prodigy, a free, Pokemon-style math game for grades 1-6.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 24

2:00pm

Is Your Mobile Strategy Secure? - Bloxx, Inc.
Are you delivering 1:1 & BYOD initiatives? Great! We all recognize that technology is an all-encompassing and progressive educational enabler. However… Is your Mobile Strategy Secure? How does BYOD & Social Media use impact your Acceptable Technology Usage Policy? Do they impact your bandwidth? Is Cyber Bullying an Issue on Campus? And what about SSL and Anonymous Proxies? Are your tech savvy students bypassing your web filter? Discuss how safeguarding students and creating responsible e-citizens for the future is a fine balance between, guidance, education and off course technology. Bob Walton, ITO, Worcester Public School will also join Bloxx to discuss filtering challenges in the education environment as well as how he is working with Bloxx to filter BYOD users, effectively manage SSL traffic and eradicate anonymous proxies. 

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 25

2:00pm

Management Complexity & Security Risk to be Solved - IntraSystems, Inc.
We’ll take a deep dive into the Dell solutions (SonicWALL & KACE) used to manage and secure the wide variety of endpoints and networks – from adding protection to the network against threats to centrally managing the network.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 27

2:00pm

Management of Google for Education - CDW
Learn the best practices and tips for managing your Google Apps for Education, Chromebooks and Android for Education Devices. Explore the Admin Console, Help Resources and Troubleshooting. Review Change Management and tips for helping your staff adopt and successfully use Google for Education.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine South

2:00pm

Microsoft's Personalizing Student Learning with the OneNote Class Notebook
Using OneNote Class Notebooks you can make every learning experience personal. See how you can set up areas for group collaboration activities that encourage peer support and interaction. Then, scaffold individual learning with student notebooks viewable only by the teacher and student. Track goals, manage student progress, and provide support, feedback, and encouragement from one simplified location. Let OneNote help you personalize your classroom experience.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine North

2:00pm

Supporting Learning and Teaching with a Digital Ecosystem
With approximately 1.5 million apps available, a variety of multi-touch books, and bothcollections and courses in iTunes U, the educational ecosystem with Apple is both vast anddynamic. In this session, learn how you can meet the needs of learners and teachers throughspecific apps, books, and iTunes U content.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 20

2:00pm

1:1 Digital Learning with Clarity
Learn from two Massachusetts districts how they use their individualized Clarity BrightBytes data to analyze their school’s digital teaching and learning initiatives and turn that research-based analysis into actionable next steps toward improving teacher digital competencies, and student learning outcomes.

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avatar for Grace Magley

Grace Magley

Director of Digital Learning, Natick Public Schools
"Grace Magley, M. Ed. (Facilitator) Grace is a Blended Learning Specialist and the Director of Digital Learning for the Natick Public Schools. Natick is a 1:1 Laptop Learning district in grades 8-12 and has implemented blended learning models district-wide to personalize learning for student success. Grace sits on the board of directors for MassCUE and the TEC Connections Academy Virtual School (TECCA). As an adjunct professor at Framingham State... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 26

2:00pm

Beyond Just Blogging
With educator presenters from the kindergarten and high school ends of the public school spectrum, you’ll learn the latest ways to use blogging to grow professionally and to help your students reflect, share, and grow as learners. Featured topics include privacy, personalized learning, and building a professional network. In breakout groups you’ll make connections with other educators to increase the size of your blog audience.

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Kerry Gallagher

Digital Learning Specialist, St. John's Prep
Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts and Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org in Palo Alto, California. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Kerry taught middle and high school history in Bring Your Own Device public schools for 13 years. She was best known for her paperless collaborative classroom model and has helped schools create student-driven... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 19

2:00pm

Build Your Twitter #PLN!
Twitter is your best source of free professional development. This workshop walks you through every step of the process in becoming an active Twitter educator, from setting up your account, to finding the right chats, to being a valuable participant. Bring your device and be ready to connect through Twitter!

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 18

2:00pm

Connected Learning Through 3D Printing
A 3D printer in a classroom turns an abstract concept into real models that students design and build. It gives shape to creativity, critical thinking, problem solving and collaboration. See a 3d printer in action. Learn how to integrate one into your curriculum. When students ask, “Why do I need to learn this?”, you have an answer.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 22

2:00pm

Creative Assessment 101: Infographics
This session will explore the use of Infographics as a creative assessment tool using an amazing and FREE tool called piktochart. Participants won't be disappointed in this session. BYOD

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avatar for Karin Knapik-Cloutier

Karin Knapik-Cloutier

Teacher - MS, J. F. Kennedy Middle School
Instructional Technology Teacher at Kennedy


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 23

2:00pm

Dare to Share Your Inner Superhero
Students love to create and share digital products through social media.  Imagine if they had the opportunity to share their real life superhero stories and connect with each other. Come experience the SuperYouFUN Curriculum created by writer and musician, Lourds Lane, and create a digital product together starring your superhero selves! Feel the power in connecting, witness teachers empowering teachers through our Google+ community, and become the first group of educators to join as your own superhero league.  Immediately take your experience back to your students and watch them transform!

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avatar for Lourds Lane

Lourds Lane

Founder and Creator, The SuperYou FUNdation
Lourds Lane is driven by her mission -- to help others discover their inner superhero. Lourds is the book, music, and lyrics writer of the Broadway-bound musical, "Chix 6"-- a story about a female comic book artist who learns how to love herself with the help of her own superheroine creations (http://chix6.com). She is also the founder and CEO of the SuperYou FUNdation (http://superyoufun.org), as well as the creator of the SuperYou... Read More →

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Nili Bartley

Technology Integration Specialist, Hopkinton Public Schools
As a teacher, technology integration coach, and BrainPOP Certified Educator, Nili has led professional development around 21st century learning since 2012. She has recently focused her sessions on strength based learning, concept mapping, and SuperYouFUN at conferences such as MassCUE and ISTE.



Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 14

2:00pm

Digital Citizenship: A Cure for Internet Filters
It is time to rethink of the strategies that we use to protect our students from “inappropriate” areas of the internet. If we teach students what it means to be a good digital citizen, could we make the jump to less internet filtering and more access to online educational resources.

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avatar for Eric Butash

Eric Butash

Director of Strategy and Implementation, HIGHLANDER INSTITUTE
As Director of Strategy and Implementation, Eric is responsible for the design, creation, and operations of various statewide systems as it relates to the implementation of blended learning initiatives. He has spent the past 13 years in technology leadership roles most of which serving as Director of Technology for the North Smithfield Schools. Eric has served as the president for the RISTE (Rhode Island Society of Technology Educators... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 10 HD Monitor

2:00pm

Engineering Bone Tissue: Physiology Sway
Chicken wings, PVC piping, heat guns, laughter and stop motion clay—imagine online Anatomy and Physiology this way. Identify the purpose of the activities and our blended model based on the skeleton of online courses. Together, we’ll evaluate structure and function, and collaboratively develop a plan. Create a digital artifact.


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 12

2:00pm

Flipping Professional Development
Reach your whole audience by flipping professional development. In this workshop, we will use Forms, YouTube, and other Google Apps to build learning opportunities for other teachers and administrators to work through on their own time and at their own pace.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 22

2:00pm

iMovie Stars: Student learning comes alive with iMovie & iPads
Participants learn how to harness the power of iMovie and iPads to turn student video clips into dynamic video review of material. The best way to learn is to teach and this project allows students to teach and learn in their own language and their own medium-digital film.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 21

2:00pm

Lights, Camera, Action! Film making for Higher Order Thinking.
See how filmmaking can deepen content knowledge and foster higher order thinking skills in almost any discipline. Participants will be given step by step instructions on how to integrate professional movie making techniques into their own classroom projects. Help your students to create powerful and engaging films while learning content.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 20

2:00pm

Remixing the Curriculum
In this session, we present unique apps and web resources that are free or low cost, easy to use, and readily available to help educators meet the diverse needs of students. Tools enable teachers to present information in new ways, empower original forms of student expression, and increase student engagement.

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avatar for Adam Steiner

Adam Steiner

Technology Integration Specialist, Holliston Public Schools
Adam Steiner is a technology integration specialist for the Holliston Public Schools in Holliston, Massachusetts and a doctoral researcher at Boston College with a focus on curriculum, instruction, and technology. His research interests include assistive technology, universal design, and educational change. Prior to becoming a technology integration specialist, Adam was a high school social studies teacher for ten years. He is co-author, along... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 19

2:00pm

Rethinking the School Library Media Center
Some of the most innovative things happening in schools today when it comes to digital content and new ways of learning are taking place in the space once known as the library. Facilitators John Marcus and Cathy Collins will share examples of the ways in which they have re-imagined spaces, roles, scheduling and staffing to allow the library to evolve into a multi-purpose learning commons. Participants will contribute to this panel discussion as challenges and strategies for success are shared.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 16

2:00pm

Teaching Forward: Developing Makers in the Classroom
Join us in this hands on workshop as we explore the digital world through a series of activities that put you in the inventor seat! Learn about computer programming through Scratch and Makey Makey and how the development of logic and reasoning skills can be integrated into any subject area.

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avatar for Jennifer Judkins

Jennifer Judkins

Digital Learning Coordinator, Lynnfield Public Schools
Jennifer Judkins is a Certified Google Education Trainer, 2015 Lead PBS Digital Innovator & Technology Integration Specialist in the Lynnfield Public Schools District. She provides in-class support to teachers by helping to design and deliver meaningful lessons that incorporate technology. She is passionate about sharing with teachers and conducts on-going professional development for staff in Lynnfield as well as for area schools and... Read More →

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 10

2:00pm

The Art of Change Leadership
In a time when schools and districts are in rapid change, the need for leaders that can navigate, support, and accelerate is growing. Join the conversation about how as a teacher, principal or district leader, you can fine tune your lens to support change and innovation

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 16

2:00pm

The Best Medicine for a Grammar Migraine: How technology can save teachers time and reduce the red ink on student papers.
Missing apostrophes. Comma splices. Run-on sentences. Teaching grammar is a never-ending nightmare because students loathe worksheets and don’t improve without authentic practice. Participants will learn how to use NoRedInk.com to create interactive exercises from students’ personal interests, differentiate instruction, gather data on student weaknesses, and address the dreaded "grammar problem.”

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avatar for Nick Bacigalupi

Nick Bacigalupi

English Department Coordinator, Grades 6-12, Sharon Public Schools
Nick Bacigalupi serves as the English Language Arts Coordinator for grades 6-12 in the Sharon Public School District. As an educator for over 19 years, Mr. Bacigalupi has had the opportunity to work in middle and high schools in both California and Massachusetts. Constantly seeking new ways of differentiating approaches to student learning and incorporating effective technology tools into the classroom, Mr. Bacigalupi believes that it is... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 14

2:00pm

The Power of Screentime
In this session, we will co-construct a set of criteria to evaluate the effective use of screens using Lisa Guersney's "3Cs" - Content, Context, & Child. Participants will leave armed with concrete examples as well as a set of questions to guide their evaluation of tools, apps, and activities.Alt+MAlt+N

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 17

2:00pm

Use Google Sheets for DDM Data
Easily collect and analyze DDM data with google sheets.

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avatar for Daniel Goldner

Daniel Goldner

Acton Boxborough Regional High School
I am an English teacher who loves data and numbers


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 18

2:00pm

Empathy Fueled Innovation: An Intro to Design Thinking with Technology - Double Session
Learn how design thinking's user-centered approach to problem solving provides the perfect framework for addressing authentic challenges in our classrooms, schools and communities. Also, technological awesome sauce to help facilitate classrooms of design.Alt+MAlt+N

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avatar for Dan Ryder

Dan Ryder

English teacher, Mt. Blue High School
Improviser, design thinker, educator, co-author of upcoming "Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom" from EdTech Books | | Learning, thinking, doing, creating, laughing, dading, husbanding, podcasting, blogging, Tweeting, improvising, directing, exploding, imploding and www.wickeddecentlearning.com -ing


Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 15

2:00pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Wednesday October 21, 2015 2:00pm - Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm
Red Level 29

3:15pm

Goodreads: Using Social Media to Promote the Love of Reading
During this CUETip, we will dive into Goodreads.com and share how we have used this social networking tool to help promote the love of reading in our high school English classes. By encouraging a culture of digital communication and sharing about reading, our students have become more engaged participants on their reading journey.

Our general session is on Thursday at 11:30, Red Level 14.

In our BYOD-centered school community, we have developed strategies to use technology purposefully and have fostered a culture in our English classes that promotes the love of reading. By encouraging students to use technology tools meaningfully, students develop skills that inevitably foster a life-long love of reading, equipping them to investigate the world in which they live in a deeper, and more precise way.

Using the Google Apps for Education Suite, various online tools and resources, and taking advantage of all of our students having a device in hand, we have developed strategies that have proven to be successful; evidenced not only by data we have collected but the style and tone of our classes.

Hope you can join us!

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avatar for Beth Hughes

Beth Hughes

English Teacher, Wakefield Memorial High School
Beth, dual-certified in English and math, found her true home in the high school English classroom two decades ago. With a Master's in Curriculum Design & Instruction from Eastern Nazarene College (as well as 60 additional credits from varying colleges and universities), she is a strong advocate for lifelong learning. Beth has been active in designing and piloting the BYOD Initiative (now in its fourth year) at Wakefield Memorial High School... Read More →

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avatar for Chris Gosselin

Chris Gosselin

Digital Learning/Media Specialist, Wakefield Public Schools
Chris is the Digital Learning/Media Specialist for the Dolbeare and Walton Elementary schools in Wakefield, MA. Chris received his B.A. in English Literature from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT and his M.A. in Teaching from Simmons College. Chris is an active member of the Wakefield Public Schools digital learning team, and collaborates regularly with colleagues to enhance student learning using technology. Before taking on the role... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Teacher Brainstrom Area

3:15pm

Moving from Library to LibrarE
This session will focus on how we can re-imagine Librarians' work and redesign our school library spaces. For many Librarians, this process also allows us to rethink the mission and function of libraries in the digital age as centers for Creativity, Communication, Collaboration and Critical Thinking.

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avatar for Jonathan R. Werner

Jonathan R. Werner

Jonathan is a Library & Instructional Technology Specialist (LITS) at the Library and Learning Commonsin Cape Elizabeth, Maine and President Elect of the ISTE Librarians Network.  After teaching English in Pennsylvania for several years post college, he made the CVE (Critical Vocational Error) of becoming a lawyer.  Once he awoke from that nightmare, he returned to teaching English when he and his family moved to... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 17

3:15pm

BlocksCAD: A New Tool to Teach STEAM in the Classroom - Einstein's Workshop
Recent innovations using computer aided design (CAD) as a teaching tool have successfully engaging students in a wide range of learning environments. In this session, teachers will be shown a basic introductory CAD lesson for a short project that can easily be taught in the classroom and explore opportunities to integrate academic subjects (specifically math and engineering) into hands-on learning activities. This session will introduce teachers to BlocksCAD software, an open source, web-based, learning tool for students. Originally developed to teach elementary students as young as ten how to create their own 3D printed objects, BlocksCAD has been successfully applied in a range of learning environments in which students benefit from a visual, three-dimensional approach to understanding a variety of complex concepts Note: Teachers can use their own laptops or other devices to access program, as a limited number of laptops will be provided.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 29

3:15pm

Supporting the Development of Executive Functioning Skills for Students in the 21st Century - Intuitic | Studyo
Supporting the development of the 21st Century learner and their executive functioning skills is a challenge for any teacher. Especially, when not all classrooms are 100% digital. How then, can we bridge the gap between the digital classroom and traditional, as this change happens? During this session, you will explore tools to help your students and your teachers manage time, tasks and communication around them through the use of platforms used in schools today to help them prepare for longer-term success.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 28

3:15pm

New Balance Foundation Billion Mile Race
Tired of sitting all day? Join us for some fun walking and running games and learn what Billion Mile Race is all about! Billion Mile Race is gamifying physical activity to get kids more active. This national campaign utilizes technology to connect schools across the country as they walk and run towards a billion miles. In this workshop you will channel your inner child we simulate walking and running at schools. We will then show you how to use the interface to track miles and compare your schools stats across the country. Over 1,500 schools across the country have joined The Race, logging more than 5 million miles- will your school be next?

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 29

3:15pm

Updates from MA ESE Office of Digital Learning - DESE
Learn about the latest updates from the Office of Digital Learning on any variety of the following topics: highlights from the Annual Digital Learning Survey, E-rate, ESE reusable learning objects, NCC collaboration, Sketchup, digital citizenship course offerings, new content on our website, IT Bond grant updates,  update on Technology Plan Guidance , and more!

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 26

3:15pm

InfoSnap Online Student Registration - InfoSnap
Do you want to simplify the time-consuming, expensive, and error-prone paper registration form process? InfoSnap is the leading provider of cloud-based registration management systems for Pre K-12 schools. Attendees will learn how to put your districts’ student registration, health, PTA, emergency contacts, and other forms online as well as document scanning and upload, payment management services, and other selected features. All solutions are customized to match your existing business processes and policy requirements. With InfoSnap you will: • Reduce costs associated with enrollment/registration • Improve data accuracy and integrity of mandatory reporting • Reduce administrative workload • Provide parents with increased communication and an easy-to-use, paperless process

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 27

3:15pm

Lightspeed Systems Management Bundle for Windows - CDW
We'll talk about classroom management, MDM, drill-down reporting, seamless single sign-on, filtering on and off the network, Office365 integration, the latest for schools in Windows 10, how to delegate manage­ment to teachers, and more. It does it all from a single console that was built from the ground up to support the hierarchy and delegated administration that schools need.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine South

3:15pm

Microsoft's Windows 10: Best Windows Ever and It's Free!
Have you met Cortana yet? Cortana is a teacher's very own digital assistant. Cortana is new with Windows 10. How many times in a day do you scribble reminders on a post it note, send your self an email to remember to do something, or even leave yourself a voice mail to remember to take home the papers to grade

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine North

3:15pm

Mobile Technology in The Digital Classroom - CDI Computer Dealers
As technology continues the push towards mobility, classrooms will have to do the same. The success of a mobile learning program depends on the ability of the institution to match devices to their education goals. In this session we will discuss the transition to using flexible and adaptive technology offered by mobile devices. We will cover the different mobile platforms available, the software loaded on each operating system, and the benefits and limitations of each.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 25

3:15pm

STEM in Motion
At this hands-on event, you’ll see how educators can use Mac and iPad to create and deliverengaging STEM content. As part of this K-12 journey you will see how digital content canpersonalize and energize learning of those challenging concepts. There will be a wide range ofengaging STEM apps on iPad that enable anytime learning. You will learn what it means to be acitizen scientist, programmer and STEM coach with our interactive playground of tools. We willexplore a variety of Multi-Touch textbooks and learning materials that focus on STEM relatedcurriculum. Lastly, we will present how educators are using iTunes U courses and collectionswith their abundance of free educational resources to deliver the content to students. Don’t bebashful, don’t be shy, we will be moving and shaking for this entire hour time together!

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 20

3:15pm

What is Your Students’ Safety Worth? - Gaggle
Whenever a district or school provides account access to technology they own, educators have to be clear that there should be no expectations of privacy. Instead, we have to protect students by teaching them digital citizenship and taking nothing for granted. While taking the digital leap can be a very exciting time, before taking the deep dive there are some precautions you should take to assure student safety. Hear emotional real stories, including news headlines you might have missed, and learn how filtering and monitoring equals better control of what your students are doing online. This session will also review the "Top Social Network and Apps Kids Use,” an important resource that has been featured in recent news stories.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 24

3:15pm

Be bold, PD Differently!
Be bold, PD differently! Bring your device and actively participate in three non-traditional methods of delivering transformative teaching models to your school communities. Each participant will race, sing and uncover non-traditional approaches to delivering professional development. Walk away with models for the Amazing Race, Name that Tune and 20Time Projects.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 26

3:15pm

Divide, Conquer & Inspire! Personalized Writing Instruction in the English Classroom -
This workshop explores the use of 1:1 technology and blended learning techniques for creating personalized writing intensive classes for teachers grades 6-12.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 19

3:15pm

Fostering Literacy Across the Early Elementary Curriculum with iPads
Learn how a few iPads in an early elementary classroom can transform learning, support literacy across the curriculum, and develop student digital portfolios. We will share a variety of student projects created with iPad apps to demonstrate literacy in ELA, Social Studies, and Math, and also show how students are able to use the SeeSaw app to easily create and share digital portfolios.Alt+MAlt+N

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 23

3:15pm

Free apps to be creative and more efficient, in Google Drive
Discover Apps that work with Google Drive such as WeVideo, Coggle, PDF Mergy and Lucidpress. We will add and practice some favorites and share how it can be helpful in your classes/daily routine.

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avatar for Chrystal Hoe

Chrystal Hoe

Technology Coordinator, Hopkinton


Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 17

3:15pm

Interactive Portfolios
Providing students with opportunities to look at and reflect on their work puts them at the center of their learning. In this interactive workshop, we’ll explore a variety of tools students can use to document their growth with an interactive web- based portfolio composed of both audio and visual components.

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avatar for Matt Cronin

Matt Cronin

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology, Marblehead Charter School



Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 20

3:15pm

Lights, Camera, Green Screen
Want to engage your students by creating movies using green screen technology across the curriculum? Come view how we incorporated green screen technology projects in our math, science and social studies curricula. Attendees will be able to explore and use the Do Ink app with an actual green screen!

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avatar for Jennifer Masterson

Jennifer Masterson

6th gr Math/Science teacher, Westford Public Schools

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 14

3:15pm

MassCUE Blended Learning SIG: Join us in Leading Blended Learning in Massachusetts!
Come and learn about a new professional community of educators who are passionate about Blended Learning for powering Personalized Learning in Massachusetts districts, schools and classrooms. Established last fall through MassCUE we are a group of leader/educators who visit schools and classrooms around New England, attend conferences, evaluate online resources and products, and share current research and professional development practices for scalable blended learning models that are transforming learning around the country. 
Find out about the NEW MassCUE Leadership in Blended Learning Program (LBDL), to be launched in March 2016, for districts to prepare Principals to lead blended learning in their schools. The LBDL was developed by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State’s College of Education in collaboration with NCPAPA. Initial program development was funded by The Learning Accelerator.  MassCUE was selected in the inaugural cohort to train facilitators that will bring this professional development program to districts Massachusetts. Our goal is to accept 50 principals in the first year of this job-embedded, year-long professional development learning experience that prepares principals to lead a blended learning transition in their school.  If your district is interested find out more by coming to this exciting session!

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avatar for Grace Magley

Grace Magley

Director of Digital Learning, Natick Public Schools
"Grace Magley, M. Ed. (Facilitator) Grace is a Blended Learning Specialist and the Director of Digital Learning for the Natick Public Schools. Natick is a 1:1 Laptop Learning district in grades 8-12 and has implemented blended learning models district-wide to personalize learning for student success. Grace sits on the board of directors for MassCUE and the TEC Connections Academy Virtual School (TECCA). As an adjunct professor at Framingham State... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 16

3:15pm

Networking as a Foundational Behavior of Innovation
Networking with people from different backgrounds and perspectives is a foundational behavior of innovation. The goal of this workshop is to engage participants in a critical conversation about the importance and best practices of innovative networking, as well as examine how social media can support creative behavior and professional growth.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 18

3:15pm

Newton’s Journey to Being Ready for Online Testing
Come and learn how we prepared our technical infrastructure, devices, and technology staff in Newton to be ready for online testing with PARCC. We will discuss the planning, collaboration, device testing, and feedback – a process that ultimately resulted in the successful use of digital tools for online testing.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 22

3:15pm

Redefining Tasks with Google
Want to save your administrators and teachers time? Learn how you can redesign tasks at your school/district using Google (Forms, Spreadsheets, Add-ons). We will look at examples that may be transferable to your schools including Student Placement, Signing-in/Out of the Nurse/Library and Capturing and Disseminating Reading Data.

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avatar for Neal Sonnenberg

Neal Sonnenberg

Tech Integration Specialist, Medfield Public Schools


Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 10

3:15pm

Student Innovation Team (Help Desk)
The Shrewsbury High School Student Innovation Team serves as first-level technology support for all teachers and students in the 1:1 environment. This session will provide examples of project exemplars, flipped classroom resources, and PD presentations developed by the innovation team.

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Tara Gauthier

Instructional Technology Teacher, Shrewsbury High School

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avatar for Shawna Powers

Shawna Powers

Director of Instructional Technology & Media Services, Shrewsbury Public Schools



Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 14

3:15pm

Wonder Centers: Research, Collaborate and Creating in the Library, Classroom and Computer Lab with iPads
Attendees will learn about a variety of collaborative lessons used in a K-3 elementary school. Using “Wonder Centers” and iPads, the librarian/media specialist, literacy coach, classroom teachers have all collaborated within our school to integrate technology, maximize student learning and facilitate access to new information. Using fiction and nonfiction books, we guided the students using wonder questions and an inquiry based investigative process. Each lesson starts with a "Wonder Statement" and comprises three stages: "Engaging Students," "Exploring with Students," and "Encouraging Students to Draw Conclusions”. A collaborative project about nocturnal animals will also be shared. Through a “wonder center”, the PebbleGo database and iPads, the students shared their learning in a ChatterPix class movie.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 16

3:15pm

Your Google Educator Initiative
Learn about how you can create a program in your school or District that promotes educators earning their official Google Educator certificate. This workshop will describe the process that Medway High School used for creating their own Google Educator Initiative, from concept through certification and reflection.

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Ryan Camire

Technology Integration Specialist, Medway Public Schools



Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 19

3:15pm

Chromebooks for All
The Google Chromebook has a number of features that support the learning of students with different abilities. This session will introduce participants to these amazing tools that support learning for ALL kids.

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avatar for Adam Steiner

Adam Steiner

Technology Integration Specialist, Holliston Public Schools
Adam Steiner is a technology integration specialist for the Holliston Public Schools in Holliston, Massachusetts and a doctoral researcher at Boston College with a focus on curriculum, instruction, and technology. His research interests include assistive technology, universal design, and educational change. Prior to becoming a technology integration specialist, Adam was a high school social studies teacher for ten years. He is co-author, along... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Thursday October 22, 2015 4:10pm
Red Level 22

3:15pm

From Tinkering to Tinkercad
Join us for a behind the scenes look at innovative makerspace projects, including simple machines/kinetic sculptures (science), a 3D printer manipulatives lesson (math), and ideas for stop motion animation (ELA). In the second half, participants will jump in and tinker with these tools mentioned, and more.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Thursday October 22, 2015 4:10pm
West Side Red Level Mezzanine North

3:15pm

Text is not a Four-Letter Word!
This hands-on workshop will provide teachers with access to free tools that allow students to engage in digital text. Resources include sites that have leveled reading across many grade levels, sites that will read to students, a site that will modify text to use more basic words and more.

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Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Thursday October 22, 2015 4:10pm
Blue Level 25

3:15pm

Universal Design with Technology (UDT) to Differentiate Instruction
Participants will discover numerous ways to utilize FREE Web 2.0 tools, tablets (iPad/Android), Chromebooks, and mobile devices to differentiate instruction and make learning successful. By the end of the session, attendees will leave with multiple UDT strategies and technology tools to create sustainable supplemental initiatives for improving teaching and learning.

*Bring your computer, tablet or mobile device and get ready for an interactive engaging session!
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avatar for Lori Cooney

Lori Cooney

Project Coordinator & Universal Design Specialist, Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston
Lori Cooney is a project coordinator and universal instructional design specialist at the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Lori directs grant activities for Future Quest Island, an online, fully accessible college and career readiness adventure for all middle school students funded by the federal Office of Special Education Programs. | | Lori has received a MassCUE Pathfinder Award, as well as... Read More →


Wednesday October 21, 2015 3:15pm - Thursday October 22, 2015 4:10pm
Red Level 21

5:30pm

Custom Computer Specialists Cocktail Reception

Come join us at CBS Scene

Cocktails and Hors D’oeuvre


Wednesday October 21, 2015 5:30pm - 7:30pm
CBS Scene Patriot Place

7:30pm

Howl at the Moon Reception by Whalley Computers
MassCUE Attendees are welcome to mingle and celebrate with food, drink and music at the Howl at the Moon on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 from 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm.  Event is sponsored by Whalley Computer Associates.  If you are interested in attending, please stop by the WCA Booths (409-412) to pick up your entrance ticket.

Wednesday October 21, 2015 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Howl at the Moon Gillette Place
 
Thursday, October 22
 

8:30am

Dr. Jennifer Price CUEByte
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Dr. Jennifer Price

Dr. Jennifer Price is in first year as Superintendent of schools in North Andover, MA.  Prior to becoming a Superintendent, Jen spent nine years as Principal of Newton North High School.   During her tenure at this large, comprehensive high school, she focused much of her work on narrowing racial and socio-economic achievement gaps and supporting innovative approaches and ideas.  Jen began her career as a History teacher at... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30am - 9:00am
West Side Atrium

8:30am

Imagining a new K12 Computing Education in Massachusetts
This will be one of 4 CUEBytes during this hour.   Look for the CUEByte Followup Sessions!

We will explore a strategy to transform computing education at the district level (not the classroom level) by driving demand, creating community support, offering PD, and introducing options standards.Alt+MAlt+NAlt+MAlt+N

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avatar for Steve Vinter

Steve Vinter

Since arriving at Google in 2007, Steve has overseen the growth of the site from 40 to over 900. Steve began programming in high school and, after working a few years as a software engineer, moved to Massachusetts to study at UMass, Amherst, receiving a Masters and PhD. He had the good fortune to be studying networking systems as the Internet was emerging. Steve has over 25 years of industry experience working in the Boston area and has focused... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
West Side Atrium

8:30am

Maxwell Surprenant CUEByte
This will be one of 4 CUEBytes during this hour.   Look for the CUEByte Followup Sessions!Alt+MAlt+N

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avatar for Maxwell Surprenant

Maxwell Surprenant

Maxwell Surprenant, 11 years old, is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Catching Joy, Inc., www.catchingjoy.org., a non-profit that promotes acts of kindness and volunteerism beginning with young children and their families. He won "Honorable Mention" at the 2015 White House Film Festival, and he was honored to meet President Barack Obama. He has won numerous awards for his leadership and community service work including 2015 Hasbro... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
West Side Atrium

8:30am

The End of the Sit & Get Era: Applying Pedagogy to PD
This will be one of 4 CUEBytes during this hour.   Look for the CUEByte Followup Sessions!Alt+MAlt+NAlt+MAlt+N

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avatar for Jonathan R. Werner

Jonathan R. Werner

Jonathan is a Library & Instructional Technology Specialist (LITS) at the Library and Learning Commonsin Cape Elizabeth, Maine and President Elect of the ISTE Librarians Network.  After teaching English in Pennsylvania for several years post college, he made the CVE (Critical Vocational Error) of becoming a lawyer.  Once he awoke from that nightmare, he returned to teaching English when he and his family moved to... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
West Side Atrium

9:30am

Digital Classroom Portfolios - Sherwood Middle School - Shrewsbury Public Schools
Traditional student portfolios feature papers in binders separated by subject. With a personal iPad, students and teachers can create interactive Digital Portfolios to showcase work and projects. Using the Book Creator App, we add custom music compositions, audio narration, and video recordings of our work.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
CUE Kid Area

9:30am

Full STEAM Ahead: Using the Engineer Design Process to Innovate - Jordan/Jackson Elementary - Masfield Public Schools
Students learned about UDL and the engineer design process to create lessons for Full STEAM Ahead. Working in collaborative groups students read, discussed, planned, created, and tested their ideas. Various Google tools were used to assist in the lesson plan creation.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
CUE Kid Area

9:30am

Going Digital: A Classroom Odyssey 
Create Digital Newsletters in your classroom to communicate with families and staff in more innovative ways. Using your iPad, a Green Screen, the DoInk App, and some great images, groups of students create and produce monthly video newsletters which are exported and shared with families.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
CUE Kid Area

9:30am

KidFit for the Future! - Sherwood Middle School - Shrewsbury Public Schools
Students track daily fitness activities as well as the quality and quantity of their sleep by wearing a device called the Kid-fit Tracker by X-Doria. Using the KidFit iPad app, the SCHOOLOGY discussion platform, and the Book Creator App, start a technology and fitness program for your classroom!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
CUE Kid Area

9:30am

The iBraves Apple-Tude Center - Miscoe Hill Middle School - Mendon-Upton Regional School District
The iBraves are a group of Miscoe Hill Middle School students who work together to make all our teachers and students iPad worries disappear. The students assist teachers, develop iPad projects, review apps, and manage their blog that includes everything from current school events to awesome tips and tutorials!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
CUE Kid Area

9:30am

The Young Inventor's Fair- Jordan/Jackson Elementary - Masfield Public Schools
Using the engineer design process, 5th grade innovators solved a problem by creating inventions! Students used a creative STEAM approach. Students made a hypothesis, budgeted, wrote a procedure, tested their model, collected data, revised their model, retested, and drew conclusions! These students sure put a dent in our universe!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
CUE Kid Area

9:30am

Why Microsoft in Education?
Come learn about how Microsoft in EDU has evolved and where we are headed. Built by teachers and school leaders like you, Microsoft is committed to ensuring we empower every educator and student on the planet to achieve more.


Thursday October 22, 2015 9:30am - 11:30am
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine North

9:30am

Brain Pop Training Session 1
Join BrainPOP for a three-hour training course delving deep into our resources. Get a fresh perspective on our latest features, which enable teachers and administrators to keep track of student learning; conduct formative assessment; incorporate game-based learning; and engage students on a whole new level. This hand-on course is a chance to explore the breadth of BrainPOP’s offerings while discussing best practices for and approaches to implementation. It also serves as the first step in our Certified BrainPOP Educator program for attendees interested in earning that designation. More information can be found at educators.brainpop.com

Seating is limited, pre-registered educators will be admitted first. 

Pre-register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AOd49CaaPcD9cbEhVTYAkfzA0r6lt7oSaNQbnExDSLw/viewform

Thursday October 22, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Red Level 81

9:30am

Brain-Pop - Certified BrainPOP Educator
Join BrainPOP for a three-hour training course delving deep into our resources. Get a fresh perspective on our latest features, which enable teachers and administrators to keep track of student learning; conduct formative assessment; incorporate game-based learning; and engage students on a whole new level. This hand-on course is a chance to explore the breadth of BrainPOP’s offerings while discussing best practices for and approaches to implementation. It also serves as the first step in our Certified BrainPOP Educator program for attendees interested in earning that designation. BrainPOP sessions are BYOL (Bring your own laptop)
More information can be found at educators.brainpop.com
Seating is limited, pre-registered educators will be admitted first.
Pre-register at http://bpopne.ws/masscuebrainpop  

Thursday October 22, 2015 9:30am - 12:30pm
Blue Level 81

10:15am

School
I would like to share with attendees about our wonderful collaborative relationship between the high school library media center and our public library. Topics will include resource sharing, serving young adult library users, and maximizing budgets.

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avatar for Sharon Burke

Sharon Burke

Library Media Specialist, Reading Memorial High School


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 10:45am
Teacher Brainstrom Area

10:15am

Engage, Inspire, Connect: Wireless Networking and Mobility Solutions for Education
The only solution guaranteed to improve student performance is great teaching.  Come learn how a scalable, simple, secure and smarter wireless networking and mobility solution can give your teachers a new platform to engage and inspire their students.  From dozens of schools in your state to some of the largest school districts in the country, Aerohive provides the Wi-Fi network infrastructure for the next generation of 1:1 programs and on-line learning, with gradual deployment and easy operations that leaves more budget for what really matters.  Learn about peers who are using the solution today, then see a demonstration of a unique application that allows teachers to manage the classroom experience, easy to use management console, and reporting to track the impact of your technology investment. 

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Alexandra Gunther

Alexandra Gunther is a Product Marketing Manager at Aerohive Networks, where she helps define market strategy and vision for the cloud and WLAN products. She is a CWNA with a comprehensive background in wireless technology, including capacity and management planning, RF design, network implementation, and general industry knowledge.


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
Red Level 13

10:15am

Dear NGSS, Teach Engineering? What?!?
This session explains the rationale for including engineering in the new NGSS science standards and how teachers and technology specialists can include engineering in science.  The structure of the standards will be explained and specific examples given for how teachers can creatively use engineering to teach science to increase the depth of student understanding in a fun and creative way.Alt+MAlt+N

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
West Side Red Level Mezzanine North

10:15am

Dr. Jennifer Price
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Dr. Jennifer Price

Dr. Jennifer Price is in first year as Superintendent of schools in North Andover, MA.  Prior to becoming a Superintendent, Jen spent nine years as Principal of Newton North High School.   During her tenure at this large, comprehensive high school, she focused much of her work on narrowing racial and socio-economic achievement gaps and supporting innovative approaches and ideas.  Jen began her career as a History teacher at... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
West Side Red Level 75

10:15am

Reimagining Computing Education in MA
We will explore a strategy to transform computing education at the district level (not the classroom level) by driving demand, creating community support, offering PD, and introducing options standards.Alt+MAlt+N

Presenter
avatar for Steve Vinter

Steve Vinter

Since arriving at Google in 2007, Steve has overseen the growth of the site from 40 to over 900. Steve began programming in high school and, after working a few years as a software engineer, moved to Massachusetts to study at UMass, Amherst, receiving a Masters and PhD. He had the good fortune to be studying networking systems as the Internet was emerging. Steve has over 25 years of industry experience working in the Boston area and has focused... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
West Side Red Level 73

10:15am

The End of the Sit & Get Era: Applying Pedagogy to PD
Alt+MAlt+NAlt+MAlt+N

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avatar for Jonathan R. Werner

Jonathan R. Werner

Jonathan is a Library & Instructional Technology Specialist (LITS) at the Library and Learning Commonsin Cape Elizabeth, Maine and President Elect of the ISTE Librarians Network.  After teaching English in Pennsylvania for several years post college, he made the CVE (Critical Vocational Error) of becoming a lawyer.  Once he awoke from that nightmare, he returned to teaching English when he and his family moved to... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
West Side Red Level 76

10:15am

Accept, Communicate, Trust: Innovation & Improvisation
By applying three pillars of improv comedy, educators can tackle most any challenge we face in schools today, push the boundaries of possibilities -- and laugh our faces off while doing it. This interactive improv workshop intends to build the creative confidence necessary to transforming learning for the more awesome.

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avatar for Dan Ryder

Dan Ryder

English teacher, Mt. Blue High School
Improviser, design thinker, educator, co-author of upcoming "Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom" from EdTech Books | | Learning, thinking, doing, creating, laughing, dading, husbanding, podcasting, blogging, Tweeting, improvising, directing, exploding, imploding and www.wickeddecentlearning.com -ing


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 17

10:15am

An Easy Introduction to Programming and Robotics with 100% Success - Ergopedia
Come use an extraordinary little robot that will get your students hooked on programming and teach them math and science at the same time. Within 20 minutes even beginner students will write successful programs with simple commands such as Drive() and Right()/Left() that move the robot around a slalom, or instruct it to push a box. The curriculum includes 23 projects and lessons covering all aspects of programming from introductory concepts all the way to Arduino-compatible code that interfaces sensors and logic. Best of all, you don't need to assemble anything to get started! The ErgoBot works right out of the box on Mac, Windows, iPad, Chromebooks, and even smartphones! You don't need an internet connection and you don't even need to install any software! Math concepts include measurement, geometry and algebra. Science concepts include velocity, acceleration, motion graphs, and vectors. This is an ideal STEM-blend of physics, engineering, and technology with two levels of curriculum suitable for middle school and high school or community college.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 28

10:15am

Using 3D Design and Printing in Your Elementary and Middle School Lessons - Makers Empire
3D printing has been cited by the NMC Horizon Report as one of the leading technologies poised to dominate STEM learning in K-12 classrooms. The price of 3D printing hardware continues to drop rapidly and the introduction of this hardware into schools seems inevitable – unfortunately there is a real risk that 3D printers never fulfil their learning potential and end up as ‘stranded tech’. In this session learn how 3D design and printing can be used in the elementary and middle school classroom for real, cross-curricula learning outcomes. This session is designed for classroom teachers, librarians, and curriculum and technology specialists.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 29

10:15am

Bringing audiobook solutions to your students who learn differently - Learning Ally
Learning Ally provides solutions for the academic success of your students who learn differently. We provide accessible digitally human recorded audiobooks to download on mainstream devices. We also provide additional resources for students, teachers and parents. This workshop will discuss how teachers and students may access Learning Ally's audiobooks at school as well as at home, our contract with the state of Massachusetts, as well as additional ongoing resources. Get your students the tools they need for a successful academic year!


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 25

10:15am

Individualizing Instruction Districtwide - The Scholar's Choice Foundation, Inc.
Learn how to use an integrated learning platform that works with Google Apps for Education to create lessons and assessments linked to Common Core, MA Frameworks, or district standards. Analyze student performance by student, subgroup, and in aggregate. Differentiate instruction. Target student weaknesses for improvement. Determine PD ROI.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 15

10:15am

The Learning Curve
Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 29

10:15am

Blended Learning with Microsoft's Office 365
Has your school or district just adopted Office 365, or are they thinking about it? You may be aware of some of the great tools available in Office 365, but do you know how you can use OneDrive, Skype for Business, and OneNote Class Notebooks to help you incorporate blended learning in your classroom? Let's explore blended learning, its impact on teaching and learning, and see how the full suite of tools provided within Office365 will help you build a robust learning environment that fosters student success.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine North

10:15am

Coding: A Day in the Life of a Student
Coding is a language that all students should be focused on in our global collaborative learningenvironment. In this session we will share ideas, apps, and resources that you can use toimplement a productive learning environment within all your content areas for both the iPadand Mac. This K-12 session will also focus on the latest updates to Swift, Apple’s programminglanguage for app development.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 20

10:15am

Ensure long-term success with an effective technology strategy to deliver the curriculum - Custom Computer Specialists
As mobile technology in the classroom advances and your school moves towards a more interactive learning environment, determining an efficient and effective technology strategy can be a difficult task. During this interactive session, you will hear how one School did just that. By successfully aligning technology with the way their School delivers curriculum they have ensured long-term success. Lisa Roe, Director of IT, at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School will discuss how by virtualizing desktops and servers they were able to rapidly provision new desktops, ensure a consistent experience for all students and faculty, improve security and reduce the cost of managing desktops. We will discuss how to integrate many devices to enhance the delivery of your curriculum, how to manage a few hundred devices versus a few thousand and what options make the most sense, based on your unique environment. Attendees will be invited to share their stories of how their schools are addressing similar situations and will leave with a clear understanding of how to implement, manage and integrate devices to ensure long-term success.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 25

10:15am

Making sense of Microsoft Licensing including Office 365 – Really! - CDW
Microsoft will present the details on what is included with the new METAA Campus Agreement and ITS58 contract .  We will review licensing basics like Client Access Licenses, Software Assurance, Work at Home, etc.  We will then explain the products included in Desktop Enterprise, Core Server Platform, Office Suites and Core CAL for students.  We will briefly review the use case for each product and how to obtain keys or active as applicable.  The overarching goal is to explain the newly acquired products and opportunities for METAA.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine South

10:15am

NWN VaaS (Video-As-A-Service) powered by Cisco - NWN Corporation
The world is changing. Technology is now intertwined in all aspects of a student’s life. Today’s students want to experience learning the same way they experience life in the real world. By bringing technology into the classroom, teachers can take advantage of tools that can enhance the learning process and can trigger deeper student engagement. With virtual learning experiences, students can meet others locally and abroad, and travel on virtual field trips. In addition, teachers gain easier access to teaching resources, without the cost and inconvenience of travel. Traditionally there has been a financial barrier to video in educational institutions as there is a large initial investment in the infrastructure. Now… NWN’s Hosted Video Collaboration offering allows schools to move forward without breaking the bank. By leveraging NWN’s proven video infrastructure and renowned support team, students and teachers can get the learning experience they need to keep them engaged for an affordable monthly fee. We invite you to join this session and dig deeper into the technology provided by NWN, backed by Cisco, that will enable your educational institution to accelerate video adoption.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 27

10:15am

Shared IT Services in the Public Sector - ePlus Technology, inc
This session will highlight a successful working collaborative project between several municipalities and school districts that allows them to share IT services and reduce individual costs.  We will demonstrate how collaboration between public entities can lead to better services and efficiencies for all.  The key is proper design and execution.  This session will help you identify the issues, strategy, and how to execute a similar plan. 

Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 16

10:15am

'App'lauding Ipad Apps to Promote Fluency
Bring oral reading fluency reading and iPad APPs together in this interactive, academic content driven workshop. Do you work in a data-driven school, where you need to boost oral reading scores? Are you looking for a tech-savvy way to hook your readers into practicing reading more? Yes? See you there!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 18

10:15am

Chromies and the Google Suite for the World Language Classroom
This hands-on workshop is for the World Language teacher in a 1:1 school or one who has access to Chromebooks. We will explore the various tools of the Google Suite, focusing on Google Classroom. Bring your Chromebook for this interactive workshop!

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avatar for Christopher Nadeau

Christopher Nadeau

Spanish teacher, Dedham Middle School
¡Bienvenidos! My name is Chris Nadeau and I'm a Spanish teacher at Dedham Middle School. In my 11 years of teaching, I have always searched for ways to use technology to enhance student learning. I'm currently working on a Graduate Certificate at Framingham State to gain the knowledge and experience of how to make my classroom a better learning environment.


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 17

10:15am

Coders are Tomorrow's Rock Stars!
Participants will learn and engage in hands-on exploration of ScratchJr and HopScotch, two fantastic free apps that combine both STEM and STEAM. We’ll also do a quick demo of Kibo and Dash and Dot robots. Participants will leave with tips to rock the Hour of Code and beyond! Grades K-8

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avatar for Randie Groden

Randie Groden

Teacher Librarian, Memorial School
Randie is a Teacher Librarian who loves to connect students and staff with books and technology.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 23

10:15am

Digital Storytelling with Alice Programming/Looking Glass Programming/even Powerpoint!
Students can collaborate and create amazing life-like stories straight out of the curriculum, from Language Arts to Social Studies to Math and Science. This workshop will show how to use the features of Alice, Looking Glass and even Powerpoint to create a digital story from a math lesson to a scene from ancient Egypt to retelling a Greek myth. Students use skills from Language Arts, technology, math, social studies and science to create a multimedia story that coincides with Common Core requirements, using Alice programming, music, and sound effects.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 19

10:15am

Game Design with Unity 3D and Oculus
Students from Mashpee High School will demonstrate how 3D computer software and hardware can be utilized to learn C# programming and video game design. Unity software is used throughout the video game industry to create games and interactive visualizations. Unity Pro 5 and Oculus Rift 3D goggles will be demonstrated.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 22

10:15am

How to get true tech integration with the Innovative Learning Program
School administrators, not teachers, decide how to spend technology dollars. As a result, teachers often receive technology they didn’t request and struggle to employ successfully. This presentation shows how shifting this paradigm to allow teachers to choose technology empowers them to create real change and innovation in their classrooms.  See our presentation:   http://tinyurl.com/os9fmy6

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avatar for Stephanie Hoban

Stephanie Hoban

Instructional Technology Specialist, Lexington High School
Primarily I consider myself a teacher first and a technologist second. I taught high school English for 15 years and have used technology from the start of my career, first to improve my classroom management and then to enhance student learning. In 2007, I started using Google docs with my students, and we never looked back! As a teacher I evaluated technology on how it improved my students' learning and skills, rather than on what was new or... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 20

10:15am

HS 20% Projects: Transform learning
Be bold, teach differently! Uncover a passion for learning with inquiry based instruction and prepare high school students for life beyond the classroom. Take away a simple model including: a Problem-Solution Proposal Form, a 60 Second Project Pitch, Checkpoint meetings, Weekly Exit Tickets and the culminating Ted Talk Style Speeches.

Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 16

10:15am

Imagine - Play - Make - Create
Join us for hands-on makerspace activities designed by teachers at the Kennedy-Longfellow School and their partners from Lesley University. Explore different centers including 3D printing, Readers Theatre with KIBO robotics, Rube Goldberg and Scratch, littleBits and satellite dishes, music mania with MaKey MaKey and more!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 10

10:15am

Intro to Google Classroom
Go Google Classroom! Participants will learn about creating a class/classes, adding content, and managing a class/classes. Participants will see how to use Google Classroom to communicate with the class, provide individual student feedback and add announcements. Using Google Classroom as a student and trouble shooting will also be demonstrated.Alt+MAlt+N

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 10 HD Monitor

10:15am

Project-Based Learning, Digital Storytelling and the Common Core
In this workshop, we will begin by reviewing project-based learning and digital storytelling concepts. Next, we will get hands-on with an exercise to learn how to help students find their passions and create projects related to their passions. To better understand the value of passion, we will look at some stories of entrepreneurs who followed their heart to create successful companies. We will identify how projects can align to specific subjects and grades and how 21st Century Skills, Bloom's Taxonomy and Common Core Standards align to digital storytelling activities. Finally, we will get hands-on to create a digital storytelling activity. Learning Goals: • Understand PBL and Digital Storytelling • At a high level, understand how to help students find their passions, create projects aligned with their passions and form teams • Create a digital story • At a high level, understand how to map the curriculum goals of a course to a project • At a high level, understand how to map digital storytelling activities to a project • At a high level, understand how to map Common Core Standards to a course

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avatar for Carmen Ferrara

Carmen Ferrara

Co-Founder/CTO, 30hands Learning
A technologist and entrepreneur, Carmen is Co-Founder/CTO of 30hands Learning and is responsible for driving all web and mobile product development for the company. A strong advocate for teaching STEM based curriculum, particularly computer science concepts in schools, Carmen has created professional development courses and curriculum for teaching intro to programming, robotics, and digital storytelling. | | Carmen is also an adjunct faculty... Read More →

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avatar for Eric Braun

Eric Braun

Co-Founder / Adjunct Professor, 30hands Learning / Tufts University
Entrepreneur & Teacher, Lover of Collaborative Learning + Storytelling, helping make students + teachers feel successful & have fun in teams


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 14

10:15am

Sixteen for ‘16: Promising Technologies, Creative Possibilities, Replicable Ideas
A fast-paced, thought-provoking session with 16 outstanding technologies and Internet resources. “Electronic Constructivism” will be defined with replicable examples. Topics include makerspaces, promising apps, avoiding flipped classroom “flops”, the “Teach to One” classroom, Apple Watch and inexpensive wearable technologies for kids. Bring your curiosity, adventurous spirit, and sense of humor!


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 18

10:15am

STEAMify Your JK-Grade 8 Classroom
The Meadowbrook School has been recognized as an NAIS Model STEM School and a P21 21st Century Learning Exemplar School. Come hear how we spark creativity and build STEAM activities into our JK-8 academic curriculum at every grade level. Many projects will be shared that will apply to your classroom.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 24

10:15am

The Power of the Digital Pen
Explore the many uses of the digital pen in the high school classroom. The presenters will demonstrate how the digital pen can work with other programs to provide insight into the learning process, help with organization and level the playing field across disciplines.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 19

10:15am

There's An App for That
Computer Science is in town. Let us help you get started using MIT’s App Inventor. See first hand how easy and fun it is to build an app of your own. Watch your students have fun as they problem solve, collaborate and create apps of their own using any curriculum.

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avatar for Jeannie Erickson

Jeannie Erickson

HS PBH Teacher, Groton-Dunstable Regional High School
Jeannie Erickson is a veteran teacher of Psychology and Health education at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School. She began her career in education after receiving a master’s degree in counseling from Fitchburg State College. Prior to her career in education and counseling, she worked in health related careers and was a health educator and dental health representative for the Utah State Department of Health. Mrs. Erickson has come to embrace... Read More →

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avatar for Audra Kaplan

Audra Kaplan

Technology Integration Specialist, Groton-Dunstable Regional High School
Technology Integration Specialist at Groton-Dunstable Regional School District. Holds a master’s degree from Lesley University in Educational Technology. Prior to completing her degree and becoming a technology integrator, Audra spent over 17 years in the classroom teaching ELL, ELA, Social Development, Science, Math, and Computer Technology classes. At Groton-Dunstable Ms. Kaplan works to integrate technology into student and staff learning... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Blue Level 22

10:15am

Vocabulary Loves Visual Design
Students must be fluent visual communicators to speak the language of the 21st century. This workshop immerses participants in the creative activity of interpreting complex vocabulary through visual design. Teachers will leave this workshop with the concrete resources and experiential knowledge to integrate this critical thinking activity across all disciplines.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 21

10:15am

Write a Successful MassCUE Grant!
Do you have an innovative idea for using classroom technology with your students? But you need some $$ to get the project going? Learn how simple it is to write a successful MassCUE grant. Find out how to write the grant according to specific criteria and see other innovative project ideas. Co-presenter: Linda Redding, past MassCUE grant winner. For the presentation, click here.

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avatar for Wendy Espinoza Cotta

Wendy Espinoza Cotta

Director of Technology Integration, Worcester Academy
Wendy Espinoza Cotta is the Director of Technology Integration at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA and a member of the MassCUE Board and Chair of the MassCUE Grants Committee. Her professional specializations include blended learning, global education, social media use in education, design thinking and the effective use of learning management systems to extend learning, meet all learners' needs, and support the growth of healthy online learning... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 10:15am - 11:10am
Red Level 26

11:00am

Using Piazza to enhance teaching
Piazza is an online Q&A platform which can be used to facilitate teaching activities and also enhance students' learning experience.

It has several benefits compared to existing approaches used in Q&A section of teaching.
1. Encourage students to ask questions even if they are too shy to ask in person.
2. Well organized topics and questions, making it very easy to keep track of the previous questions and answers.
3. Encourage students to answer peers' questions.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:00am - 11:20am
Teacher Brainstrom Area

11:30am

Smarter Meetings Smarter Leaders
We'll review how school administrators can use Schoology to organize smarter meetings with staff, even when everyone cannot be in the room.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Teacher Brainstrom Area

11:30am

Coding in the Elementary Classroom
Want to learn the many benefits of teaching coding in the elementary school classroom? Join me to discover code.org and begin using it in your classroom tomorrow!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:00pm
Blue Level 18

11:30am

Essays Made Easy With OneNote
When middle and high school students use Microsoft’s OneNote and OneDrive on a tablet computer to write essays, the entire process becomes more efficient and allows for greater collaboration. The result is often stronger student work and a deeper understanding of the essay-writing process as a whole.Alt+MAlt+N

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 12

11:30am

3D Design and Print for Elementary Students
In this session, teachers and tech integration specialists looking for easy to follow 3D printing curriculum will learn how to guide their students through the design process. Using the City X curriculum, students problem solve, design and 3D print.

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Robin Tucceri

Technology Integration Specialist, Norfolk Public Schools
Former fifth grade teacher now working as a technology integration specialist. Interested in collaborating with teachers, students, administrators.


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 23

11:30am

APP INVENTOR 2: FREE,FUN,AND EASY!
An introduction to App Inventor 2, for those with no experience with App Inventor, and those who have used the prior version, and want to learn the newest version . I'll demonstrate how easy it is to set up an account and get started. I'll share examples of student-created apps and useful resources for educators and learners. I'll review changes from the prior version to the new version, to help prior users to transition. Participants will have an opportunity to create a simple app, using their mobile smartphone or tablet.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Blue Level 19

11:30am

Assistive Technology - what, where, when, how?
Explore ways to give students access to the curriculum. We will define assistive technology and discuss the differences between assistive technology devices and assistive technology services. You will understand how assistive technology (AT) helps students with disabilities gain access to the curriculum and what is means to consider AT with students on IEPs. We will touch upon resources to support student access.


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
West Side Red Level Mezzanine North

11:30am

Creative Outdoor Weaving (Innovative Learning Environment)
This presentation will focus on the collaboration between art and classroom educators. An old wooden fence became an inspiration of an ongoing work of outdoor art. We will share methods for documenting student learning using ebooks and several other technology tools.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 26

11:30am

Design for Classroom Teachers
Learn the basics of strong, effective design for all of your instructional materials, whether they be printed or electronic. We will go over a simple four-part design philosophy designed for teachers of all levels and knowledge.

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Bretton Zinger

Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton High School
I currently teach English 10 and Creative Writing at Hopkinton High School. Before that, I spent three years teaching eighth-grade English in Holliston, Mass., as well as nine years at Chantilly High School in Virginia teaching numerous English electives -- intro journalism, newspaper, broadcast journalism and film. I spent my first three years teaching photography at Truman High School in Independence, Mo. I've also advised national... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 19

11:30am

Differentiated Project Based Learning Using Google Apps
Nervous about using Google Apps to support project based learning? This workshop will showcase student learning and the use of Google Apps to enhance project based learning in the middle science classroom. Students will present with their teachers.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 10

11:30am

Digital Citizenship - Experience Lessons from the Student POV
Be the student as you participate in two interactive lessons on digital citizenship exploring “online safety” and “cyberbullying.” Attendees will also learn how The Meadowbrook School implemented its K-8 curriculum, watch videos of lessons in action, and gain access to Meadowbrook’s online resources for building a school-wide Digital Citizenship program.

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Jonathan Schmid

Director of Innovation & Technology, The Meadowbrook School of Weston
Jonathan Schmid is the Director of Innovation & Technology at The Meadowbrook School of Weston, Massachusetts . He has worked at schools in the United States and Europe, and has presented at numerous conferences. Having taught students ages 1-12 from over 50 nationalities, he has seen the difference technology can make in the lives of students.

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Mike Scafati

Teacher - Technology, Film, Social Studies, The Meadowbrook School of Weston
Mike is a Common Sense Education Ambassador for digital citizenship who teaches technology, filmmaking, and drama at The Meadowbrook School of Weston. Mike co-developed, implemented and now runs Meadowbrook’s K-8 digital citizenship curriculum and has presented on it nationally and regionally. He is a 2016 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. Mike spent ten years in technology marketing and leads the social media efforts of his school. He... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 18

11:30am

Educational Vlogging: a 21st Century Platform for 21st Century Problems
Students in Auburn, MA, are embracing a 1:1 computing initiative by exploring the bounds of digital citizenship in their weekly video blog series, 'The One to One Diaries.' Vlogging provides students with healthy 21st century outlets to reflect upon their 21st century problems. Video reflection is used as a means for accessing the speaking and listening curriculum in English Language Arts classes when students submit weekly reflections ranging in topic from 1:1 Implementation, to app highlights, to PARCC Preparation.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Blue Level 20

11:30am

Enhancing Labs with Google Apps
Expand learning opportunities and digital literacy during labs with Google Apps. Learn how to employ Google to gather more data for robust results with clearer relationships, capture observations in pictures and videos not words, and upgrade reports into presentations or videos, allowing students to demonstrate their understanding in new ways!Alt+MAlt+N

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Alexandria Cellucci

8th Grade Science Teacher, Lynnfield Middle School
Science Teacher, Google Certified Educator ~ Level 2, Speech Pathologist, Baker, Chocaholic, excited and passionate about getting students inspired and 'hooked' on science.

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Adam Stahl

8th Grade Science Teacher, Lynnfield Middle School
Adam has been a Google geek since the moment he received his gmail invitation way back when. He is a Google Certified Educator - Level 2.


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Blue Level 10 HD Monitor

11:30am

Genius Hour in Fourth Grade
Through a dedicated Genius Hour, elementary students explored their strengths, developed team skills and, most importantly, learned how to think “out of the box”. Join about the journey that students and teachers took implementing the 4C’s and the role that digital learning tools, such as blogs, Google Classroom, Google Docs and iPad creation & reflection apps, played.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 21

11:30am

How Design Thinking Contributes to Innovation
Innovation is all the rage, and we all want to be innovators. Is this possible? We will explore Design Thinking to see how it contributes to innovation. Included will be a hands-on activity to see how innovative you can be.Alt+MAlt+N

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Eric Braun

Co-Founder / Adjunct Professor, 30hands Learning / Tufts University
Entrepreneur & Teacher, Lover of Collaborative Learning + Storytelling, helping make students + teachers feel successful & have fun in teams


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Blue Level 14

11:30am

iCreate to Educate - Stop Motion Animation Projects
Learn how to use Stop Motion Animation for enhancing the curriculum. Stop Motion Animation is easy to use and students are very motivated and creative when they use it. In this workshop you will learn how to use HUE Animation Studio Software and cameras to make a short movie

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Blue Level 17

11:30am

Kinesthetic learning games for inclusive classrooms
The goal of this workshop is to show how award-winner Kinect learning games can help children with learning disabilities such as autism, dyspraxia, ADHD improve their executive functions and cognitive skills. Examples of how to measure the learning effectiveness of the use of these learning games in authentic classroom will be given

Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 15

11:30am

Minecraft EDU and 21st Century Learning
Utilize Minecraft EDU (the educational version of Minecraft) to teach coding and digital literacy skills. Hear about our experiences (good and bad) using Minecraft EDU with upper-elementary students, and leave prepared to offer a club at your own school.Alt+MAlt+NAlt+MAlt+N

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
West Side Red Level Mezzanine North

11:30am

Neutralize the Instagram Attitude
Take away an effective digital storytelling model curriculum unit which can be directly applied to any non-fiction, theme-based curriculum. Prepare your students for college and career readiness by providing them the backdrop for a sound college application essay. Any mobile device can achieve the same astonishing results. Let your students do the talking!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 24

11:30am

SIMPLE Web Tools To Support Communication, Collaboration & Participation
Do you want to incorporate more digital web tools into your lessons, but just can’t find the time to learn about, or implement them? Are you looking for new and exciting ways to promote and support class participation and collaboration? Are you looking to offer more blended or flipped experiences to your students? Do you want TIME to learn and play? This workshop will teach you how you can incorporate SIMPLE web tools into your EXISTING lesson plans. Whether you are looking for some ideas to help you present material to your students, or for tools that students can use to demonstrate understanding of content, or collaborate with others, this workshop will provide you with a variety of intriguing new digital ways. There’s something here for everyone! Dig in and enjoy! Digital Tools covered: NearPod, PearDeck, Zaption, BackChannel Chat, and Remind.

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Kelley Kallin

Biology Teacher, Sharon High School

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:20pm
Red Level 25

11:30am

Students become our leaders of TODAY not TOMORROW
The biggest insult you can give a young person is to tell them that they are the leaders of tomorrow. By doing so, you imply they lack the power or ability to lead today! In this session, iSchool Initiative founder Travis Allen will facilitate presentations lead by high school students from Foxborough Public Schools as they share with the audience how they are leading their districts technology initiative!

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Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative
Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 17

11:30am

Edtech Educators and Entrepreneurs Innovating Together - ASK THE TEACHER: TEACHERS KNOW BEST - LearnLaunch
Whether you are the entrepreneur aiming to develop a successful product, the administrator looking to cost-effectively implement technology in your district or school, or the teacher grappling to effectively reach your students in various ways, it is essential to brainstorm how to innovatively prepare our students for their future. Together, during this brainstorming session, we will explore what types of products are being created, what purpose they can serve, how teachers are using technology in their classrooms, and how students are being engaged to prepare them for future success. The goal is to provide opportunity to tighten the connection between the development of products and the implementation of the products in classrooms.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 28

11:30am

Using Google Sheets for the Massachusetts STE Question Swap - JogNog
Ever been to a "plant swap" where local gardeners bring in their plants and bulbs from their home gardens to exchange with others? What if science teachers did the same thing? What if we all worked together to understand and create assessments for the new Massachusetts science standards? Well that’s just what we did with the first-ever "Question Swap". Teachers from around the state used commonly shared Google Sheets to swap and share and edit science questions for the new science standards. Each participant contributed just a few questions of their own but left with a complete library of questions for each of the 80+ standards in all four strands (Physical, Earth and Space, Technology / Engineering, and Life). Teachers are now using the questions for their pre- and post-assessments, in-class quizzes, Common Assessments, and District Determined Measures. Come to this talk to find out how we organized the collaboration with Google Sheets and join in the fun as we continue to swap and improve the quiz questions for each of the new standards.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 29

11:30am

DIY: Build a Better STEM Lesson - WGBH Education
Is your STEM class looking a little tired around the edges? Join WGBH to see examples and then create a STEM lesson using digital media that will wake your students up! Great raffle prizes and everyone walks away with access to thousands of free resources and cool tech tools.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 25

11:30am

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 29

11:30am

STEM on A Budget - Education Connection's Skills21
Don’t let the high costs of STEM programming stop you. You can drive quality engagement and get results on nearly any budget. EDUCATION CONNECTION’S Skills21 provides a road tested model for driving student innovation and STEM achievement through a challenge-based course catalogue, experiential events, professional development, and the ULTIMATE Expo.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 26

11:30am

Good to Great with Google for EDU - CDW
Learn how to take your educators and students to the next level with Google for Education.  We’ll explore how to fully utilize and teach Google tools like Apps and Classroom and offer a peek at what’s new with Google for EDU (Expeditions, CS First, NEW Online Training Center, Classroom APIs, etc.)

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine South

11:30am

Hands-On Digital: Beyond the Science Textbook

Students today engage with content differently than any previous generation. Districts across the country are selecting the Discovery Education Science Techbook over a traditional textbook. Your peers from the North Attleboro Middle School will provide a good example of the instructional materials, the instructional benefits and current success in their science classrooms.

Presenters: Tanya Erban and Jennifer Murphy, Science Teachers, North Attleboro Middle School, North Attleboro Public Schools 



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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 27

11:30am

How to create a video lesson with inline testing for students - Valley Communications Systems

This session, provided by Discover Video, will show you how to easily create your own video lesson and embed questions for student testing. With DEVOS and Streamsie you can develop high quality educational videos using your PC or Mac and supplement it with online videos from iTunes, YouTube and other websites. Each lesson can include a playlist and be delivered to students in school or at home. DEVOS provides a report of each student who watched the video lesson and how well they answered the inline questions. Thousands of schools use DEVOS for video education, video morning announcements, and digital signage.

Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 22

11:30am

It’s About Learning Outcomes, not the Device! - Samsung
Devices are only a piece of the puzzle when it comes to creating a digital teaching and learning ecosystem. Today’s learning ecosystems require a deep collaboration between curriculum, technology, leadership and professional development. Join us for an interactive and engaging discussion about lessons learned, Digital Conversion Frameworks, and considerations for creating sustainable digital ecosystems that improve teaching and learning.

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Diane Ashby

National Manager for Education, Samsung Enterprise Business Division
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Lynn Meyers

McGraw Hill
Lynn Meyers spent her career as an educator and as a consultant focused on improving education through digital teaching and learning. As the Northeast Business Development Manager, she has the privilege of working with school districts in the NE engaging in the 1:1 District Digital e-Conversion (DDC) process, or those considering the impact of going 1:1.

Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Blue Level 16

11:30am

Microsoft HoloLens: Blending Real and Virtual Classroom
From Fractions to Calculus. HoloLens can change the course of math instruction for children and adults. Come learn how classroom teacher Dr. Zimmerman is innovating with Microsoft engineers to transform how we teach - blending the real and the virtual world.


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine North

11:30am

Protecting the Network & Halting the Hack - SonicWALL - Whalley Computer Associates
Take a stroll down the dark path and explore the ways that the bad guys, and perhaps some of your students, are exploiting technical and human weakness to compromise networks.  It will include a few short video clips showing actual network infections.  We’ll end with a demonstration how well placed and configured Dell Security solutions can identify and block these attacks.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 13

11:30am

Reaching all Learners: Apple Tools for Special Needs
Apple devices are helping students with special needs learn and engage like never before.Come to this session and discover key features built into Apple products for students withspecial needs. See how iPad and Mac offer a rich set of accessibility features that can you cancustomize to help diverse learners succeed.Come hear Apple Distinguished Educator, Mark Dohn, discuss ways Apple provides technologytools that break down the barriers to learning for all students, regardless of their special needsor learning differences.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 20

11:30am

Leveraging Digital Learning Tools to Foster Authentic, Lifelong Readers
Our students were consistently earning an A+ in “fake reading”--until we realized that we were part of the problem.

Come learn how we have leveraged digital learning tools to put a moratorium on fake reading and to create, in its place, a culture of authentic, book-loving  readers (which, in turn, boosts tests scores, improves interdisciplinary performance, and fosters lifelong reading). In our high school BYOD classes, we’ve coupled real-world tasks with the use of purposeful, digital learning strategies, and the results truly reflect what we think 21st Century Learning should look like.  Come join the conversation! Learn more at our blog: www.fortheloveofreading.org.

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Beth Hughes

English Teacher, Wakefield Memorial High School
Beth, dual-certified in English and math, found her true home in the high school English classroom two decades ago. With a Master's in Curriculum Design & Instruction from Eastern Nazarene College (as well as 60 additional credits from varying colleges and universities), she is a strong advocate for lifelong learning. Beth has been active in designing and piloting the BYOD Initiative (now in its fourth year) at Wakefield Memorial High School... Read More →

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Chris Gosselin

Digital Learning/Media Specialist, Wakefield Public Schools
Chris is the Digital Learning/Media Specialist for the Dolbeare and Walton Elementary schools in Wakefield, MA. Chris received his B.A. in English Literature from Saint Michael’s College in Burlington, VT and his M.A. in Teaching from Simmons College. Chris is an active member of the Wakefield Public Schools digital learning team, and collaborates regularly with colleagues to enhance student learning using technology. Before taking on the role... Read More →



Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:25pm
Red Level 14

11:30am

Blended Learning = Engaged Students
Participants will see how technology is used to create student-centered experiences and how time is spent in a constructivist classroom.

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Susan Kiley

Technology Coordinator, Bishop Feehan High School
Susan Kiley is a Certified Google for Education Trainer & PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator. She is the Technology Coordinator and teaches the student help desk course at Bishop Feehan High School in Attleboro, Massachusetts. Her vast experience in professional development includes integrated lesson planning and emerging trends, as well as professional learning communities to bring a collaborative approach to innovation in her school... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 11:30am - 12:30pm
Red Level 16

1:00pm

BCHMCPS GRADE 1 STUDENTS CATCH THE WIND - Barnstable Community Horace Mann Charter Public School
Our Grade 1 students used the Engineering Design Process to create pinwheels, sails and windmills that could catch the wind!


Thursday October 22, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CUE Kid Area

1:00pm

EurekaLab! A Place to Create! - The Meadowbrook School of Weston - Middle School
Meadowbrook’s EurekaLab is a space to create and make! Students design prototypes, use the 3-D printer, laser cutter, and vinyl cutter, to produce and refine these models. They learn by doing, developing empathy as they engage in the design thinking process inherent in their STEAM projects. Witness engaged, experiential learning.Alt+MAlt+N

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Thursday October 22, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CUE Kid Area

1:00pm

Game Design with Unity 3D and Oculus - Mashpee High School - Mashapee Public Schools
Students from Mashpee High School will demonstrate how 3D computer software and hardware can be utilized to learn C# programming and video game design. Demonstrations will include the use of Unity Pro 5, Oculus 3D goggles and 3D printed prototypes of models that are used in the games and visualizations.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CUE Kid Area

1:00pm

NipmucSTAT (Student Technology Assistance Team) - High School Help Desk - Mendon-Upton Regional School District
 In its second full year of implementation, 1:1 Learning at Nipmuc is having students and teachers communicate, collaborate, and innovate.  Under the leadership of Mrs. Jennifer Lee, the students of NipmucSTAT (Student Technology Assistance Team) man a help desk located in the main lobby of the school to provide first level support to teachers and students.  Students in NipmucSTAT are able to troubleshoot and diagnosis issues, as well as create informative blog posts, lead informational sessions, and assist teachers and students with utilizing the technology in the classroom.


Thursday October 22, 2015 1:00pm - 3:00pm
CUE Kid Area

1:30pm

DigiRead! Using Technology to Foster School-Wide Independent Reading
Forget paper reading logs and time sheets that turn independent reading into a rote chore! Come learn about some digital alternatives that can turn independent reading into a great adventure for even the most reluctant readers, with such features as digital minute-trackers, interactive story-prompts, virtual puppet shows to share story highlights, crowdsourcing for student feedback, and book creators that can generate unique and fun book reports. This quick CUE tip is perfect for school librarians, but also is great for classroom teachers, reading specialists, and literacy coaches who want to kick school-wide independent reading initiatives up a notch.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Teacher Brainstrom Area

2:00pm

Apply for a MassCUE Grant
Apply for a MassCUE Grant. The MassCUE Conference is inspiring. You may not have the tools needed to bring what you learned at MassCUE back to your classrooms or library. A successful MassCUE grant is an opportunity to fund an inspiring technology project!

MassCUE Grants are open to all K-12 classroom teachers, specialists, librarians, and administrators. Over the years I have received two MassCUE Grants and now serve on the MassCUE Grants Committee.

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Linda Redding

Library Media Specialist/Librarian/Library Teacher, Silver Lake Regional High School


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Teacher Brainstrom Area

2:00pm

Slay the Sit & Get Professional Development Dragon
This session will explore ways to develop a differentiated technology integration PD model, a model that recognizes the importance of accommodating your staff’s wide range of learning styles and of supporting their varying skills and experiences with technology integration. Participants will explore numerous practical examples of blended and differentiated PD models.

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Jonathan R. Werner

Jonathan is a Library & Instructional Technology Specialist (LITS) at the Library and Learning Commonsin Cape Elizabeth, Maine and President Elect of the ISTE Librarians Network.  After teaching English in Pennsylvania for several years post college, he made the CVE (Critical Vocational Error) of becoming a lawyer.  Once he awoke from that nightmare, he returned to teaching English when he and his family moved to... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 17

2:00pm

1:1 Real-Time Blended Learning and Assessment - A success story you can replicate! - Bedford High School
During this hands-on workshop you will experience for yourself how I have implemented a real-time blended learning and assessment solution in my 1:1 classroom. This solution has increased my students’ performance by 10-20% and reduced my grading time by 80%. You will see how students receive instant feedback and immediate assistance as they are working on their assignments both in and out of class. You will also see how I get real-time access to their results and their work so I know before they arrive at class, or as they are doing work in class, what specific issues need to be addressed. This allows me to be a more proactive teacher and my students to be more independent learners. Note: This is a hands–on workshop, so bring your mobile computing device (tablets preferred) and learn how to replicate these benefits in your classroom.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 28

2:00pm

3D Printing’s Role in Shaping the Future of STEM Education - NVBOTS
3D printing is having a radical impact on STEM learning and innovation cycles. However, beyond supplying a printer, 3D printable lesson plans need to be put in place, allowing students to put 3D printing into practice. Workshop attendees will learn how to effectively integrate 3D Printing into current learning environments.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 29

2:00pm

METAA Meeting
Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 24

2:00pm

Top OER for Science Classrooms - The Virtual High School
Open educational resources (OER) add depth, dimension, and excitement to learning experiences. Come explore our top science OER and discover how they might integrate into your classroom! Tools will represent multiple disciplines in science but will largely focus on late-middle and high school aged students.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 26

2:00pm

AirWatch - MDM and Identity Management for the Mobile Cloud Era - Whalley Computer Associates
VMware Identity Manager is identity management for the mobile cloud era that delivers on consumer-grade expectations such as one-touch access to nearly any app, from any device, optimized with AirWatch adaptive access. Empower students to get productive quickly with a self-service app store while giving IT a central place to manage user provisioning and access policy with enterprise-class directory integration, identity federation, and user analytics expected from the leader of hybrid cloud infrastructure.Single Sign-on - For students to be productive, they must have simple access to educational resources no matter the device they are using or where they are. Single sign-on (SSO) eliminates the need for students to remember multiple usernames and passwords when accessing various apps and systems MDM – Learn why AirWatch is the number one MDM solution in the Educational space with a brief demo of their solution – including Teacher tools, a classroom management solution for teachers.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 13

2:00pm

Build a Collaborative Classroom and Increase Productivity using Microsoft's OneNote
Want to go paperless? Looking for a way to revolutionize your teaching and learning? Experience the power of Microsoft OneNote! A free tool that takes digital notebooks to the extreme while keeping everything together on all of your devices. Organize, create, and collaborate anytime anywhere with text, audio, video, files, digital ink, and so much more!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine North

2:00pm

Learn How Your Students Can Thrive with a hands-on demonstration! - McGraw Hill Education
Thrive is a breakthrough solution for today’s teacher-led, digital classrooms. Using Thrive’s smart interactive content and the Digital Teaching Platform, teachers can manage all the critical classroom processes of teaching, learning, and assessment. Thrive provides teachers with tools for powerful real-time classroom management, robust summative and formative assessment, and effective lesson planning. Teachers can reach every student with assignments customized to different proficiency levels and learning styles. Students can work independently, in pairs, and in small groups, and then send their work to the teacher or to the shared Gallery area for peer review, collaborative work, and class discussion.

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Lynn Meyers

McGraw Hill
Lynn Meyers spent her career as an educator and as a consultant focused on improving education through digital teaching and learning. As the Northeast Business Development Manager, she has the privilege of working with school districts in the NE engaging in the 1:1 District Digital e-Conversion (DDC) process, or those considering the impact of going 1:1.


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 27

2:00pm

Powerpoint gets Interactive - CDW
Office Mix is an easy way to take your PowerPoint presentations and bring them to life as interactive online lessons. From recording audio or video of yourself giving a lecture, to directly writing in the presentation as you would at your whiteboard, to quizzing, to sharing, to seeing how it all worked - Office Mix helps you do it all simply.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine South

2:00pm

The NUTANIX Hyper-converged Data Center - Baystate Computer Services
-Get the most out of tight budgets through simple infrastructure and operations
-Start small and pay-as-you-grow with predictable performance and economics
-Eliminate downtime with affordable integrated data protection and disaster recovery
-Transition to the shared services model without worrying about the challenges of public cloud providers

Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 16

2:00pm

What’s New From Apple
Find out how the latest Apple products can support teaching and learning in your school ordistrict. Discover what's new at Apple, meet your Apple team, ask questions, and explore thelatest products, solutions, and services Apple offers for education.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 20

2:00pm

Action! Create! Excite! Engage!
Action packed language arts session where participants will see the optimal blending of learning, technology, engagement, the CCSS, and fun, using iPads and other hand-held devices. Student work samples will be shared, lesson plans, and original idea generating encouraged. BYOD if you can. Some iPads available.

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avatar for Karin Knapik-Cloutier

Karin Knapik-Cloutier

Teacher - MS, J. F. Kennedy Middle School
Instructional Technology Teacher at Kennedy

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 22

2:00pm

Creating the Uncommon Classroom
Move past the common classroom of hand raising and paper collecting and into the uncommon classroom where web2.0 tools transform learning and teaching. Learn how simple and inexpensive it is to begin using online tools to help transform a classroom and create benefits for students and teachers alike.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 17

2:00pm

Discussion and Debate 2.0
Foster discussion, debate, and academic vocabulary for grades 4- 8 by implementing the Word Generation curriculum on iPads.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 22

2:00pm

Easy STEM Investigations
Increase student engagement, motivation and learning with these worthwhile hands-on STEM investigations. Students will rise to the challenges of Building a Sail Car, Paper Bridges, Roller Coasters and other creative thought-provoking problems. Once you use these types of projects-your students will be hooked and so will you!

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avatar for Nancy Carroll

Nancy Carroll

Grade 4 Teacher, Boyden Elementary
Striving daily to bring technology into the classroom in a purposeful way to enhance learning. Also, guiding my students as they begin their journey of becoming global learners through Mystery Location calls and other online connections. Must say I can't do without my PLN!


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 23

2:00pm

Fuel-Fit Kidnections
Through rotating fitness stations and reflections recorded with Explain Everything posted to a blog for encouraging commenting with the Westford community and college Physical Education pre-service teachers, Fifth Graders at Abbot School documented what they ate and how they felt during P.E. class. This workshop will share our work.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 21

2:00pm

Intro to Coding - A hands-on guide to building mobile apps
What if you told your students that instead of using apps or playing games on their devices - they could build their own apps? This workshop will introduce App Inventor, a free web-based programming environment, which allows users to quickly and easily develop mobile applications right from a web browser.

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avatar for Carmen Ferrara

Carmen Ferrara

Co-Founder/CTO, 30hands Learning
A technologist and entrepreneur, Carmen is Co-Founder/CTO of 30hands Learning and is responsible for driving all web and mobile product development for the company. A strong advocate for teaching STEM based curriculum, particularly computer science concepts in schools, Carmen has created professional development courses and curriculum for teaching intro to programming, robotics, and digital storytelling. | | Carmen is also an adjunct faculty... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 14

2:00pm

iPads in the Elementary Classroom
In this workshop, teachers will learn about a variety of apps being used in K-5 classrooms at Bancroft School and High Plain Elementary. In addition, project ideas and student work samples will be shared.

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avatar for Tim Harkins

Tim Harkins

Digital Learning Specialist, Bancroft Elementary School & High Plain Elementary School


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 16

2:00pm

Keeping Learning at the Center of Blended Learning
Participants in this session will engage in the use of GoogleForms, Padlet, AnswerGarden and BlendSpace to deepen understanding of blended learning as it relates to the essential question of, “How can we insure that learning stays in the center of a blended learning model?”Alt+MAlt+N

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 10 HD Monitor

2:00pm

Library Drab to Media Center Fab
Does your library struggle to attract students? We threw away typical library rules, rearranged furniture, purchased Chromebooks and iPads, and developed new courses. Students now use the media center to access technology, become critical researchers, and socialize. Hear our journey to make the media center the “hub” of the school.Alt+MAlt+N

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Jessica Garbowski

Instructional Technologist/ Teacher, Easton Public Schools
I have been a teacher for 9 years at the middle school level in everything ranging from 6th grade to ELA to Coding. I am also the District Instructional Technology Coordinator for Easton Public Schools.


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 14

2:00pm

Live Sharable Progress Tracking
Use google sheets to construct continuously-updating student records. Give each student a way to view only their data in real time and have the ability to easily share your data with parents or colleagues for individual students or groups of students. Some experience with google sheets helpful.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 26

2:00pm

MakerSpaces - Who? What? When? How? Why?
This session will be a combination of conversation and hands-on experience designed to help you understand what a MakerSpace is, what a MakerSpace might look like at a public school.

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avatar for Julie Spang

Julie Spang

Digital Learning Coach, Groton Dunstable Regional School District
A Digital Learning Coach at Groton Dunstable Middle School who is passionate about technology integration in education. Pet projects: MakerSpaces and Ed camp Grafton & NorthShore Organizer.


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 10

2:00pm

Middle School Math 3D Printing
Hands on workshop using 3D printing to learn math!

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 19

2:00pm

No Textbooks, Tests, or Paper. Just Engaged Learners.
Adult professionals don’t use textbooks or take tests daily, and are using and less and less paper to do their work. Why should school be a wholly different environment? Learn how one classroom teacher cut out textbooks, tests, and paper to transform her students’ learning experiences every day. Do an active lesson “walk-thru” with other participants and find out why this method is worth trying.

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avatar for Kerry Gallagher

Kerry Gallagher

Digital Learning Specialist, St. John's Prep
Kerry Gallagher is a Digital Learning Specialist at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, Massachusetts and Director of K-12 Education for ConnectSafely.org in Palo Alto, California. Prior to taking on a full-time instructional technology role, Kerry taught middle and high school history in Bring Your Own Device public schools for 13 years. She was best known for her paperless collaborative classroom model and has helped schools create student-driven... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 20

2:00pm

Show Me What You Know
Two dynamic third grade teachers will guide you through a variety of ways to assess students’ thinking utilizing the iPad. Strategies to use Explain Everything, Book Creator, Kahoot, Yakit, Twitter, and KidBlog will be explored in this hands-on workshop.

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avatar for Nina Laplante

Nina Laplante

3rd Grade Teacher, Natick Public Schools

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Sarah Dahlheimer

Teacher - Elem., Bennett-Hemenway Elementary School
Sarah Dahlheimer is a grade 3 teacher at Bennett Hemenway Elementary school in Natick. Certified BrainPOP Educator, | Google Certified Educator, Plickers Ambassador


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 15

2:00pm

Student Choice and Student Voice Through Technology
Do you hesitate to allow students to use a "technology of choice" to demonstrate their learning? Hear from one teacher as she details what happened when she stopped trying to control every aspect of student learning and experimented with "Student Choice." Learn from the outcome of a final project in which students were given choice to demonstrate their learning utilizing a technology of their choice. The teacher in fact became the student. Top student projects will be highlighted along with the technology chosen by the students to demonstrate their learning. Increased student engagement and increased student proficiency were just two of the benefits of what this teacher likes to call "smart teaching". Web tools such as Zaption, Smore and ISSUU will be highlighted.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Red Level 25

2:00pm

Student-Centered Tech Class
Building a self-paced, student-choice, multi-stranded curriculum in the technology lab allows students to learn what, how, and when they want. Create multiple pathways to attaining concepts such as programming, and develop systems that allow students to navigate the curriculum freeing the teacher up to coach, assess, and assist as needed.

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Daniel Riles

Technology Integration Specialist, Brookwood School


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
West Side Red Level Mezzanine North

2:00pm

Technically Invisible: Creative to the Core
The Common Core provides opportunities to reach students in effective ways. Technologies can meet the needs of students and the rigor of the Standards. Come see how to connect, communicate and collaborate within the confines of a demanding day. Experience a sampling of technology ideas ranging from functional to fantastic. Links to presentation, resources and activities will be available on this description and on Twitter this afternoon.  HERE IS THE LINK TO MY PRESENTATION RESOURCES ON HAIKU DECK: https://www.haikudeck.com/technically-invisible-education-presentation-OPHJkCg07f#

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avatar for Suzy Brooks

Suzy Brooks

Director of Instructional Technology, Mashpee Public Schools
I strive incessantly to make strong, positive connections with my students, their families and my colleagues. It is through these relationships I have found the encouragement to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for all things technical. After 10 years as an elementary teacher, I am now a Director of Instructional Technology for Mashpee Public Schools in Massachusetts. I provides professional development and hands-on workshops for educators... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
West Side Red Level Mezzanine North

2:00pm

Using 1:1 Chromebooks in a 6th grade classroom - Differentiating at its best
Have you wondered how a 1:1 would work in the lower grades? Come see how 6th grade math and science classes operate with use of a chrome cart in an inclusion classroom. Chromebooks make it easy to differentiate! This workshop will be hands-on. I will be accessing my classroom website for most of my presentation which can be found here.

 My Google slides can be found here

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avatar for Erin M Fisher

Erin M Fisher

Technology Integration Facilitator, East Bridgewater Public Schools
6th grade math and science teacher. I run trainings here at the middle school for teachers with both Smart Notebook software and Google Apps in the classroom. I've attended Masscue in the past as a presenter.


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Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Blue Level 25

2:00pm

Brain Pop Session 2
Join BrainPOP for a three-hour training course delving deep into our resources. Get a fresh perspective on our latest features, which enable teachers and administrators to keep track of student learning; conduct formative assessment; incorporate game-based learning; and engage students on a whole new level. This hand-on course is a chance to explore the breadth of BrainPOP’s offerings while discussing best practices for and approaches to implementation. It also serves as the first step in our Certified BrainPOP Educator program for attendees interested in earning that designation. More information can be found at educators.brainpop.com

Seating is limited, pre-registered educators will be admitted first. 

Pre-register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1AOd49CaaPcD9cbEhVTYAkfzA0r6lt7oSaNQbnExDSLw/viewform

Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Red Level 81

2:00pm

Brain-Pop - Certified BrainPOP Educator
Join BrainPOP for a three-hour training course delving deep into our resources. Get a fresh perspective on our latest features, which enable teachers and administrators to keep track of student learning; conduct formative assessment; incorporate game-based learning; and engage students on a whole new level. This hand-on course is a chance to explore the breadth of BrainPOP’s offerings while discussing best practices for and approaches to implementation. It also serves as the first step in our Certified BrainPOP Educator program for attendees interested in earning that designation. BrainPOP sessions are BYOL (Bring your own laptop)
More information can be found at educators.brainpop.com
Seating is limited, pre-registered educators will be admitted first.
Pre-register at http://bpopne.ws/masscuebrainpop  

Thursday October 22, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Blue Level 81

3:15pm

Use Twitter to Create Fictional Characters
Did you know your students can create fictional Twitter accounts to tweet as Abraham Lincoln, Anne Frank, or Michael Jackson? Use this simple tool to get students thinking about who famous figures would be chatting with or what hashtags they would be using!

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avatar for Roshni Lakhi

Roshni Lakhi

Blended Learning Specialist, Highlander Institute
Roshni Lakhi is a Blended Learning Specialist at the Highlander Institute, leading the organization’s operations in New York. She is a former Teach For America corps member, during which she taught 7th and 8th grade math and was the Director of Technology Integration in Providence, RI. She is a founding member of the EdUnderground and EdTechRI initiatives, bringing the best of educational technology to educators to enhance student learning... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 3:45pm
Teacher Brainstrom Area

3:15pm

Measuring the Impact of Technology on Learning with Research
This session will provide educational leaders with an open-sourced, specific, research framework to measure the impact of technology on learning, complete with case studies and examples.

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avatar for Dr. Kristen Swanson

Dr. Kristen Swanson

the Chief of Empowerment & Director of the Research Institute at BrightBytes. An educational leader and curriculum writer, Kristen is a renowned teacher, professional developer, writer, speaker, and consultant on impactful learning designs. She has worked directly under the tutelage of Dr. Grant Wiggins and authored both Professional Learning in the Digital Age (2013) and Unleashing Student Superpowers (2014). A founder of the Edcamp... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 17

3:15pm

 MassCUE Blended Learning SIG - Join us in Leading Blended Learning in Massachusetts! 
Come and learn about a new professional community of educators who are passionate about Blended Learning for powering Personalized Learning in Massachusetts districts, schools and classrooms. Established last fall through MassCUE we are a group of leader/educators who visit schools and classrooms around New England, attend conferences, evaluate online resources and products, and share current research and professional development practices for scalable blended learning models that are transforming learning around the country. 
Find out about the NEW MassCUE Leadership in Blended Learning Program (LBDL), to be launched in March 2016, for districts to prepare Principals to lead blended learning in their schools. The LBDL was developed by the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State’s College of Education in collaboration with NCPAPA. Initial program development was funded by The Learning Accelerator.  MassCUE was selected in the inaugural cohort to train facilitators that will bring this professional development program to districts Massachusetts. Our goal is to accept 50 principals in the first year of this job-embedded, year-long professional development learning experience that prepares principals to lead a blended learning transition in their school.  If your district is interested find out more by coming to this exciting session!

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avatar for Grace Magley

Grace Magley

Director of Digital Learning, Natick Public Schools
"Grace Magley, M. Ed. (Facilitator) Grace is a Blended Learning Specialist and the Director of Digital Learning for the Natick Public Schools. Natick is a 1:1 Laptop Learning district in grades 8-12 and has implemented blended learning models district-wide to personalize learning for student success. Grace sits on the board of directors for MassCUE and the TEC Connections Academy Virtual School (TECCA). As an adjunct professor at Framingham State... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 20

3:15pm

iTunes U Course Manager on iPad
Apple has released some impressive, new iTunes U Course Manager features and workflows forthe iPad. The new iTunes U has homework hand-in, an integrated grade book, and privatediscussions. Track progress with a simple glance, built-in grading saves you time and creates anorganized grade book and learning workflow. By the time you leave you can be creating yourown blended learning courses.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 20

3:15pm

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Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 16

3:15pm

Take advantage of what you already have in Microsoft's Office 365 Education 
Explore optimizing what you already own! Including: The new Office for Mac and Windows 2016, improved collaboration tools, and NEW tools for sharing results of both student and faculty work to help improve student outcomes. 

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Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Eastside Red Level Mezzanine North

3:15pm

Blogging with Students
By “blogging” with your students, you will create new interest in writing, gain additional practice with the CCSS Writing Standards, and create an environment that fosters interaction among classmates and possibly beyond. In this course, we will look at the various aspects of blogging including online safety, blogging platforms, etc.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 23

3:15pm

Book Commercials Using Animoto
Want student-created book commercials to entice readers in your school? Participants will learn how to create videos using Animoto, storyboards for ideas, and rubrics for final pieces. Participants will go through the entire process from start to finish and will have an exemplar to show students.Alt+MAlt+N

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avatar for Tonya Curt-Hoard

Tonya Curt-Hoard

Assistant Principal, Woonsocket Middle School
Former middle school ELA teacher who loved to integrate technology. Second year assistant principal working on integrating technology for staff and in classrooms.


Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 14

3:15pm

Capture the Moment
Using the iPad camera as an app is a powerful, exciting and simple way to enhance learning. Participants will gain unique ideas on how to use photos alone and smash photos with other apps to create activities that will help your students think deeper, show their learning and increase their creativity.Alt+MAlt+N

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Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 22

3:15pm

Creating Websites for the Classroom with Google Sites
Have you always wanted to create a website for your classroom but weren’t sure how? If so, come learn about how to create a Google Site for your classroom and how you can teach students to create one as an alternative to a traditional report or presentation about a topic.

Here is a link to my website that I will be using in my presentation: https://sites.google.com/a/abschools.org/mctgrade6/ 

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avatar for Laura Martin

Laura Martin

6th grade ELA teacher, Acton-Boxborough Regional School District


Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 25

3:15pm

Differentiating Projects with Student Choice
This workshop will focus on how to increase student choice and inquiry in how they demonstrate their understanding and application of course concepts. Attendees will learn how to integrate more free choice into their classrooms, without sacrificing the need to meet learning frameworks.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 17

3:15pm

Enhancing the Classroom through Scratch Programming
This presentation will introduce Scratch, an easy-to-use programming environment that enables students to create interactive stories, games, animations, and simulations. We will provide an overview of the Scratch development environment, learn how to integrate Scratch into your curriculum, and create a game that will be sure to engage your students.

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avatar for Carmen Ferrara

Carmen Ferrara

Co-Founder/CTO, 30hands Learning
A technologist and entrepreneur, Carmen is Co-Founder/CTO of 30hands Learning and is responsible for driving all web and mobile product development for the company. A strong advocate for teaching STEM based curriculum, particularly computer science concepts in schools, Carmen has created professional development courses and curriculum for teaching intro to programming, robotics, and digital storytelling. | | Carmen is also an adjunct faculty... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 14

3:15pm

Filmmaking in the Classroom
Ready, Aim, Shoot! Come see how with an iPad and GoPro camera, a few add-on’s and some apps you can create quality videos with little to no filmmaking experience. This workshop with provide you with the basics tools you will need for your students to create anytime, anywhere.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 24

3:15pm

Flip Your Classroom
Learn to create screencasts and customize online videos to make them your own. Explore free online tools to create class video tutorials or create class lessons to effectively “flip your classroom” for online teaching and learning. Participants will learn how to use a few powerful tools that will transform the way they teach.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 26

3:15pm

How to Run an EdCamp
Edcamps are a free form of unconference designed specifically for teachers and their needs. Join Cynthia Engvall and Julie Spang as they discuss the process for organizing in-house Edcamps during a staff meeting or full-day PD or a larger cross district Edcamp at your school!

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avatar for Cynthia Engvall

Cynthia Engvall

Technology Integration Specialist, Grafton Public Schools
I am a Tech Integration Specialist at Grafton High which implemented a 1:1 program with iPads in the fall of 2012. We have a student help desk at GHS and we are a GAFE district since 2013. I am passionate about and a proponent of 1:1 learning. | On April 2, 2016, Grafton High will host its third EdCamp. Hope to see you at the "How to EdCamp" session!

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avatar for Julie Spang

Julie Spang

Digital Learning Coach, Groton Dunstable Regional School District
A Digital Learning Coach at Groton Dunstable Middle School who is passionate about technology integration in education. Pet projects: MakerSpaces and Ed camp Grafton & NorthShore Organizer.


Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 10

3:15pm

KickinNutrition.TV - Using Rich Multimedia & Interactive Technology to Teach 
 Wellness in Schools with Research Tools Measuring Impact
Using rich multimedia and interactive technology to teach Core-Aligned nutrition education and wellness with research tools that measure impact and make learning about nutrition fun!


Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 15

3:15pm

Making Connections with Tours
Using Google TourBuilder, high school ELA teacher Lori Ayotte helped students in her classes make connections to the setting and themes in Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities”. Come learn more about using Google TourBuilder and see how this tool could be used in many subject areas.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 25

3:15pm

MEAs for Authentic Learning
In this session, we will explain the Model Eliciting Activity (MEA) platform, an interdisciplinary activity in which students are presented with real data representing a challenge faced by people around the world. Groups of students develop a model that suggests a potential solution and present it in an authentic format.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 19

3:15pm

Practical Projects in Social Studies Classrooms
This workshop is designed to demonstrate how to combine research tools with digital products for the high school social studies classroom. These are project ideas ranging from products that can be completed in one period to products that will take multiple periods. This is designed for someone wanting to get started with digital projects, not necessarily an advanced user. Some project programs I'll be talking about include PicCollage, Haiku Deck, iMovie trailers and others. This workshop is designed to give practical advice on how to combine research and digital products to enhance student learning.

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avatar for Dr. Rachel Dudley

Dr. Rachel Dudley

High School Social Studies Teacher, Dedham Public Schools
I have been teaching for fifteen years in several different schools and types of classrooms. Currently, I teach ninth grade World History II in Dedham. I have been interested in technology from the beginning of my career, though I don't consider myself to be a technology maven. I have been working with our school's 1-to-1 initiative for the past five years, first with netbooks, currently with iPads and moving towards chromebooks soon. I enjoy... Read More →


Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 21

3:15pm

Research Note Cards Go Digital
Using apps, like NoodleTools, allows the 21st century student to take notes, categorize information, gather data for a bibliography, and engage in pre-writing activities without ever touching a dusty, paper note card. Because digital notes are stored and can be manipulated on line, these apps help support students with executive functioning challenges and other learning disabilities.Alt+MAlt+N

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Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 18

3:15pm

Stop Motion Science Animation
Get in on the Action with Stop Motion Animation! Come learn about an engaging project where students demonstrated their understanding of biological concepts through the creation of a stop motion animation. Bring your iPad, and using the Free Stop Motion Animation app get started on planning and creating your own.Alt+MAlt+N

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avatar for Matt Cronin

Matt Cronin

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology, Marblehead Charter School

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Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 10 HD Monitor

3:15pm

Teaching in the BYOD Classroom
This hands-on session will replicate how a modified BYOD classroom works as well as look at best practices for both teachers and students. Participants will work through a mini lesson and “tech-up”, using multiple mobile devices and hardware platforms along with Google Apps for Education.

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avatar for Natalie Branch

Natalie Branch

Data Support Specialist, Littleton Public Schools
A technology aficionado from Littleton Public Schools with over 18 years of IT experience and training!!!

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avatar for Mike McEachern

Mike McEachern

Technology Coordinator, Littleton Public Schools


Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 16

3:15pm

Three Free iPad Apps to take CCSS Digital Publishing to the Next Level
Come learn to use Adobe Voice, Pic Collage, and ChatterPix for student publishing and presentations. These apps address speaking and listening skills, the CCSS and can be integrated in all areas of curriculum, providing an engaging way for students to collaborate and hone creative decision-making skills. Exemplars will be shared.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Blue Level 22

3:15pm

Weaving Together Early Literacy Pedagogy and Digital Tools to Foster Young Readers & Writers in the Digital Age
Combining the expertise of a Literacy Specialist and ITS, participants will learn how to identify, design and organize effective literacy practices to take advantage of the latest digital tools, while keeping in mind effective reading strategies, developmentally-appropriate practices, and research-based pedagogy to facilitate effective early literacy instruction.

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Thursday October 22, 2015 3:15pm - 4:10pm
Red Level 18