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Saturday, October 19
 

10:00am

Meeting the Standards with Google Apps for Ed
Did you know that there are Essential Standards for Information and Technology in North Carolina that need to be integrated into classroom instruction? These strands include, Sources of Information, Technology as a Tool, Research Process, and Safety and Ethical Issues. These critical, educational building blocks for our students represent the "must have" information and technology skills and knowledge needed for success. The standards are designed to be delivered by classroom teachers in all curricular areas across varying grade levels. Come see how Union County Public Schools uses Google Apps for Education to meet these standards and provide our students with the building blocks for success.

Speakers
avatar for William Blackledge

William Blackledge

Google Education Trainer, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Union County Public Schools
William Blackledge is an Instructional Technology Facilitator with Union County Public Schools in Monroe, NC. He previously taught 6th grade prior to his work as an Instructional Technology Facilitator. He is responsible for providing professional development and instructional coaching... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 165 - US Upper School

11:30am

Create your own Google Ninja Dojo
Train students to become proficient in Google Apps and become your school tech support. Trinity Episcopal School has graduated one group and currently has a group of ninjas in training, so come and hear how it is working in our school! See more at edutechserve.com/dojo

Speakers
avatar for Dee Lanier

Dee Lanier

Technology Catalyst, EduTechServe/Trinity Episcopal School-Charlotte
“Sociologist turned Technologist,” Dee Lanier is a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over a decade of instructional experience on the K-8 and collegiate level.  Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology with special interests in Education, Race-relations, and Inequality. From 2007-2012 Dee... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 165 - US Upper School

11:30am

Exploring and Empathizing with the World using Google Earth
In this session, we will learn how to make Google Earth place marks that record the news articles we read from around the world. Once we make a habit of learning about the world and creating place marks to track our learning, we can model for students how they might similarly use Google Earth to record what they learn about the world and expand their global horizons in the procss. The presenter, Steve Goldberg, has been making Google Earth place marks for the past 5 years and now has a collection of more than 1,500 place marks, each of which tells a story and potentially leads to a new learning connection.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Goldberg

Steve Goldberg

Principal/Founder, Triangle Learning Community
I've been teaching more than 15 years and am passionate about helping students take more ownership for their learning and expand their global horizons. I blog at "What I Learned Today" wiltoday.wordpress.com


Saturday October 19, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Computer Lab - LTC Library & Technology Centre

3:00pm

Create Digital Portfolios with Google Sites.
Google Apps for Education offers many powerful tools to develop a community of learners. Using a Google Site template we will learn how to develop a site template for all students and teachers to use to document their learning. The digital portfolio will be a showcase model where students will work with the process of setting goals, adding artifacts, reflecting on their learning, and finally assessing their portfolio using an embedded Google form. Attendees will be provided access to a Google Site template to customize to fit the needs of their school. We will discuss best practices, how to edit on a mobile device, and see a live example.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Schaefer

Karl Schaefer

Digital Learning Coordinator, Durham Academy
Karl Schaefer is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Durham Academy Middle School, a private school based in Durham, NC, USA. He also serves as the Technology Department Chairperson coordinating the curriculum. As the Digital Learning Coordinator he is responsible for helping... Read More →


Saturday October 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Lab - LTC Library & Technology Centre
 
Sunday, October 20
 

10:00am

Think Open! Use free and web-based software to gettir done in the classroom
Utilizing free cross-platform collaborative software to reduce costs and open educational opportunities, we will explore the philosophy, efficacy, and long-term benefits of exploring lesser-known but robust software for your class and school.

Speakers
avatar for Dee Lanier

Dee Lanier

Technology Catalyst, EduTechServe/Trinity Episcopal School-Charlotte
“Sociologist turned Technologist,” Dee Lanier is a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over a decade of instructional experience on the K-8 and collegiate level.  Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology with special interests in Education, Race-relations, and Inequality. From 2007-2012 Dee... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 165 - US Upper School

11:30am

Why Chromebooks? A Ravenscroft Decision...
I have often been asked why Ravenscroft chose to go with Google Apps for Education and Chromebooks especially given the plethora of devices and platforms available on the market today. In this session I will share how we came to this decision.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Ramsden

Jason Ramsden

Chief Information Officer, Ravenscroft School


Sunday October 20, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 165 - US Upper School

1:30pm

Google PLUS - Professional Learners Using Social media
How can you get the most from your Professional Learning Community? Google+ is an amazing global network of professional communities at your fingertips. Search for, follow, or create your own PLN; share ideas, strategies, and success stories, and contribute back to the profession through the use of Google Hangouts.

In this session, attendees will take the Professional Learning Community into a global sphere. Educators will search for and create communities within Google Plus to research and study current issues in education. Participants will learn to use Google hangouts to hold discussions or even deliver professional development remotely.

Speakers
avatar for William Blackledge

William Blackledge

Google Education Trainer, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Union County Public Schools
William Blackledge is an Instructional Technology Facilitator with Union County Public Schools in Monroe, NC. He previously taught 6th grade prior to his work as an Instructional Technology Facilitator. He is responsible for providing professional development and instructional coaching... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Computer Lab - LTC Library & Technology Centre

3:00pm

Create a Mini Open Online Community or MiOOC with a Google Site
Google Apps for Education offers many powerful tools to develop a community of learners. MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course) are the rage. While not a true MOOC you can use a Google Site effectively as a Mini-MOOC. This session will show you how to use a Google Site to guide the learning and assessment of all members of your school. If your school is launching a student digital device program, come and learn how to use a Google Site to equip all learners in our school with the needed skills and knowledge about using digital devices to be connected and responsible digital learners. Attendees will be provided access to a Google Site template to customize to fit the needs of their school. Learn how to embed videos, Google forms, and comments to create your school’s MiOOC. We will also discuss best practices, and see a live example.

Speakers
avatar for Karl Schaefer

Karl Schaefer

Digital Learning Coordinator, Durham Academy
Karl Schaefer is the Digital Learning Coordinator for the Durham Academy Middle School, a private school based in Durham, NC, USA. He also serves as the Technology Department Chairperson coordinating the curriculum. As the Digital Learning Coordinator he is responsible for helping... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Computer Lab - LTC Library & Technology Centre

3:00pm

Gone Google? Got iPads?
If your school is one of the many that have adopted Google Apps and deployed iPads for education, this session is for you! We cover 15+ Apps in 50 mins. See more at www.edutechserve.com/iPad

Speakers
avatar for Dee Lanier

Dee Lanier

Technology Catalyst, EduTechServe/Trinity Episcopal School-Charlotte
“Sociologist turned Technologist,” Dee Lanier is a passionate and energetic educator and learner with over a decade of instructional experience on the K-8 and collegiate level.  Dee holds Undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Sociology with special interests in Education, Race-relations, and Inequality. From 2007-2012 Dee... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 165 - US Upper School