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The Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine sponsors the 25th annual MAINEducation Conference on October 11-12, 2012 at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine.

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Thursday, October 11
 

9:00am EDT

101 Digital Citizenship ideas for your School Community - MLTI Session

Okay, we may not have 101 ideas but there are lots of easy ideas to get your school and district to teach students, parents and teachers how to be more responsible and to protect their access to great resources.  We will discuss Digital Citizenship needs of students and who in our school community can help.  We will learn what works in schools around the country and in Maine and what does not work.  You will learn creative ideas that you can bring back to your school.   Start small and take one or two ideas back to your school or dive right in with a comprehensive plan!


Presenter/s
TC

Teri Caouette

Elementary Technology Integrator, MSAD 75


Thursday October 11, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Piscataquis

9:00am EDT

Collaboration through the use of Interactive Video Conferencing - CBE/Cisco

This session will focus on how individual & classroom interactive video from a variety of sources can be leveraged as a way of bringing educators together to collaborate with one another.  One –to-one, one-to-many, or many-to-many, how can you use video? This interactive session will leverage the expertise of classroom teachers and our trainers to bring you ideas you can use in your classroom to foster collaboration through the use of interactive video conferencing. 

 


Presenter/s
BB

Brian Barrows

CBE Technologies, LLC
CBE


Thursday October 11, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Androscogin/Aroostook

9:00am EDT

Content Creation on the iPad

The iPad is changing the educational landscape. Students can make movies, music and photographs. Teachers can put together professional-looking documents, presentations, and spreadsheets no matter where they are. And that's just the beginning. This hands-on session is designed for an existing iPad user who wants to get beyond basic applications.


Presenter/s
avatar for Christopher Tully

Christopher Tully

CTEduOnline.com
After spending 18 years in Television and Film production, Chris made the leap into education in the Philadelphia School District. Currently, he is the Multimedia Technology Instructor at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, as well as an adjunct professor for Moore College of Art... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Fort Western

9:00am EDT

Digital Footprints (ePortfolios using Google Apps)

In this hands-on workshop participants will learn how to create an ePortfolio using Google Apps. Participants will learn how to create websites (including a header), embed various gadgets and make a template. Participation in discussions about the uses and current trends of ePortfolios round out the workshop.


Presenter/s
avatar for Gwyneth Maguire

Gwyneth Maguire

Technlogy Integrator, Cape Elizabeth School Department
Technology Integrator, Cape Elizabeth Middle School Google Apps for Education Certified Trainer I strive to be a resource for all learners (teachers & students), think outside the box and motivate change one small step at a time.


Thursday October 11, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Somerset

9:00am EDT

Getting Command of the Command Line

We'll cover file structure, basic commands, simple scripting, and where to find more when you need it. The focus will be the Bash environment used by OS X and the Open 1-to-1 Ubuntu image. We'll adjust the session to fit the level of those attending it.


Presenter/s
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Tarik Sivonen

Computer Tech, MLTI Tech Lead, Wells Ogunquit Community School District
I work in a K-12 environment. Manage 400 MacBook Air with Jamf Pro and some ARD; a mixture of some students and all the faculty and staff in the district. Manage 225 Chromebooks with Google Admin tools.


Thursday October 11, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Franklin

9:00am EDT

Getting the Most Out of Your Google Domain

Google Apps offers a free set of communication, collaboration and productivity tools for education.  This session will provide tips and tricks for managing workflow within a domain.


Presenter/s
KK

Kern Kelley

Starting his teaching career in New Zealand, Kern is presently the Technology Integrator at Regional School Unit #19 and Coordinator of the Student Leadership Ambassador program in central Maine. He has provided support to educators for over two decades and has conducted professional... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Arnold

9:00am EDT

Google Apps for the School Community

This session is for people that want to see how one district has put Google Apps for Education in to practice as a platform for communication and collaboration. We'll discuss implementation, adoption, and how it is transforming our work. Time will be given to practice and use the tools.


Presenter/s
avatar for Alice Barr

Alice Barr

Instructional Technology Integrator, Yarmouth High School
Alice is the Instructional Technology Coach at Yarmouth High School, an Apple Distinguished School in Maine. She supports the district goal of improving student learning by working in classrooms with teachers and students. A Google Certified Innovator, Alice has her M.Ed in Education... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
York

9:00am EDT

Google Tools in the Classroom

As many schools transition to Google Apps for Education teachers are looking to use these tools in the classroom. Learn how to leverage Gmail, Google Calendar, Docs and sites in the classroom.


Presenter/s
avatar for Mike Arsenault

Mike Arsenault

Technology Director, Frank Harrison Middle School


Thursday October 11, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Washington

9:00am EDT

Infographics in the Classroom: A Broader Perspective on Data in Education

Our world experience is increasingly archived, indexed and measured, and this massive quantity of data has a story to tell. But numbers arranged in columns and rows it is a foreign language to the human brain. Math courses teach us to manage numbers that come in the dozens. But when they are counted in gigabytes, then we need new ways to interpret the data, new ways to help them tell their story.
This workshop will explore the topics of data visualization and infographics, perhaps the coolest thing happening on the Internet today. Participants will witness many examples of this unique intersection between content, mathematics and art, and learn how teachers and learners can utilize some of these techniques to make their world of numbers sing.


Presenter/s
avatar for David Warlick

David Warlick

Author, Programmer, Public Speaker & 35-Year Educator, The Landmark Project
My passion is finding "...new language and new stories for showing that the purpose of education is not to prepare our children to be weighed and measured at the end of each year, but to prepare them for the future they will shape – and in ways that are as exciting as their future... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Cumberland

9:00am EDT

iWork at Work

Apple's iWork is a powerful set of tools that allows users to practice the 21st Century Skills that really matter -- creativity and innovation -- in purposeful ways.  Because of the integrated way these tools work with each other and with other Apple tools, they allow teachers to promote, support, and model creative and innovative thinking in their classrooms - the technology becomes invisible, and your teaching and the students' learning shines through.  In this session we'll explore the fundamentals of Pages, Numbers and Keynote, and engage in conversation around how real teachers like you can integrate these tools into your classroom practice.


Presenter/s
avatar for Tim Hart

Tim Hart

MLTI Integration Mentor, MLTI
avatar for Ann Marie Quirion Hutton

Ann Marie Quirion Hutton

Integration Mentor, MLTI
MLTI Integration Mentor http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=MLTIContact&v=MLTI_IM&id=85124


Thursday October 11, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Kennebec

9:00am EDT

Magnify & Identify Miniature Monsters in Your Classroom

This is a hands on based project learning biology/ecology unit of study to examine & identify pond and stream water macroinvertebrates. The conventional methods of technology and lab science are taken up a notch using several computer based digital technologies to enhance learning otherwise not possible (SAMR). Connect a video camera to the microscope through a laptop and project the image for all students to share. Use a webquest to guide inquiry & research. Produce a final multimedia project product in the form of a digital field guide using collected information, & recorded video clips & stills. Use Keynote or Powerpoint app to publish an interactive product.


Presenter/s
LC

Larry Cassis

Technology Coordinator, Sedgwick Elementary School
CURRENTLY Technology Coordinator for Sedgwick Elementary School ----WEBSITE-PROJECTS----- WEBQUEST= http://www.somewaresinmaine.com/BugQuest/index.htm INSECT KEY= http://www.somewaresinmaine.com/ResearchBio/01_AquaticUnit/AquaticEnto.html PERSONAL COLLECTION... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Waldo

9:00am EDT

Meet Apple's New iBooks Author, iTunes U & iTunes U Course Manager

Teachers have been making books with their students forever.  Real publication brings out the best in all writers, and teachers know this.  But what if those books could be digital?  And what if those books could include all types of media, from text and still images to video, 3-dimensional objects, independent assessment, note-card generation, interactive images, and more? Head here www.apple.com/ibooks-author/ to learn more, and then come to this session to see how easy it is build these books, and to view them on iPad.


You probably know Apple's iTunes U as a wonderfully rich collection of teaching & learning resources.  All sorts of things - from Library of Congress text, image and video content to materials posted by the Maine Department of Education in support of the MLTI, and so much more. The new iTunes U app for iOS allows access to iTunes U courses that can contain all sorts of content along with assignments and commentary. In addition, through iTunes U Course Manager, K-12 institution faculty can now create these courses independently.  Head here: www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/ to learn more, and then plan to come to this session to experience iTunes U &  iTunes U Course Manager in action.


Presenter/s
avatar for Apple Inc.

Apple Inc.

Apple, Inc.
We look forward to sharing powerful new possibilities made possible through Apple tools, and to hearing from educators and tech folks about the exciting things happening in Vermont classrooms and communities. Come talk to us about iOS, Mac, iBooks Author, iTunes U, iLife, iWork... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Penobscot

9:00am EDT

Navigating Tomorrows Technology, Today (ProAV)

At Pro AV Systems, we are on the cutting edge of classroom technology and are going to give you a glimpse of what the future of the classroom looks like.  It’s much more than interactive whiteboards and tablets – it’s focused around digital content, integrating it into your daily routine and making that content available to everyone.  You’ll learn how to stream the morning announcements to all your classrooms, record classes for online viewing, and utilize interactive technology both in class and at home by creating a virtual classroom in the cloud.  We will show you how tablets should be incorporated and managed in a 1-to-1 setting – and why they probably won’t be iPads.  We’ll demonstrate and answer all the questions that you have when it comes to tablets, Apple TV, interactive whiteboards, interactive projectors and software in the classroom. We will focus on showing you a technology roadmap with equipment that is virtually future-proofed and flexible within an ever-changing technology landscape.  Decisions can be overwhelming when it comes to technology in the classroom, but it’s not about what the product IS; rather what the product DOES that is important.


Sponsors
avatar for Pro AV Systems, Inc.

Pro AV Systems, Inc.

David Bishop, Pro AV Systems, Inc.
We specialize in enhancing your current classroom setting by integrating the newest technology, products and services – so come check out what’s new in our booth and how you can use that in your school.  We’ve been in the business of technology integration and training in Maine... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Howard

9:00am EDT

Using Technology to Encourage Conversation - MLTI Session

Have you ever wondered how you can use technology to encourage real and meaningful conversations between, and with, your students? In this session we will explore how a variety of interactive technologies can provide opportunities for students to have a stronger voice in conversations. Using technology to communicate has never been easier, so why not use it to encourage the development of critical reading, writing, speaking and listening skills, and in doing so capture evidence of learning?


Presenter/s

Thursday October 11, 2012 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Sagadahoc

1:30pm EDT

20 Coolest Things you can do on a SMART Board/Learning with the iPad

Part 1 -- 20 Coolest Things you can do on a SMART Board

 Explore some of the newest and least known uses for a SMART Board. This fast-paced session will explore 20 resources; some academic, and some just fun. Following a “count-down” format, we will delve into topics such as; Mixed Reality, Prezi, Ripping Flash, Recognizing Tables, and more.

Part 2 --  Learning with the iPad

Educators all over the country are describing the iPad as a revolutionary learning tool. Discover why, in this collaborative and engaging session. Together we will explore how the iPad can enliven and expand possibilities in the classroom. You will learn how the iPad is being used by teachers and students, play with a handful of Apps, and explore how it integrates with other educational technology such as the SMART Board, SMART Response, and Safari Montage’s Digital Curriculum Presenter.

 

 


Presenter/s
avatar for Bryan-St.John Schofield

Bryan-St.John Schofield

Teq
Teq is an innovative learning company, offering a full spectrum of professional development services designed to empower educators, improve technology integration, and increase student achievement. Since 1972 Teq has remained one of the largest providers of interactive classroom... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Howard

1:30pm EDT

Accessibility features of Apple iOS devices and Mac computers - Sponsored by Maine CITE

This session will explore the array of built-in, no-cost accessibility solutions available in Apple devices ranging from Macs to iPads. You'll learn how these features can be used to address the needs of those with sensory, learning and other disabilities, and how they can be combined to create truly personalized solutions for those with special needs.


Presenter/s
SH

Sarah Herrlinger

Senior Manager, Education - Apple, Inc.


Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
York

1:30pm EDT

Become a Digital Curator

Learn how to use the Social Bookmarking Tool, Diigo, to bookmark, annotate, and share web sites from the Internet. Also learn how to leverage RSS feeds to make news stories, blog posts, and web sites find you instead of you finding them. This session will prime you to “Become a Digital Curator”.


Presenter/s
avatar for Mike Arsenault

Mike Arsenault

Technology Director, Frank Harrison Middle School


Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Washington

1:30pm EDT

Empower Students with a Customized Digital Toolkit

In this hands-on session you will gain knowledge of toolbelt theory, practice using free on-line tools for reading, writing, math, and study skills, and create a customized digital toolkit to empower students with improved skills and greater independence.


Presenter/s
avatar for Beth Goodwin

Beth Goodwin

Special Education Consulting Teacher, Wells-Ogunquit CSD
tools that create ability
avatar for Cheryl Oakes

Cheryl Oakes

Resource Room Teacher, Wells High School
Cheryl is a Google Certified Teacher, Special Educator, Assistive Technology Consultant and is a life long learner. She has been a podcaster, weekly web radio member of SEEDLINGS and currently teaches at Wells High School and is a member of SEEDLINGS.


Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Hancock

1:30pm EDT

Google Tools as a Learning Platform

Google provides a free suite of online tools that are used by many students, teachers and school systems. This session covers many tips and techniques on how get the most out of those tools from a administrators, teachers and most importantly students perspective.


Presenter/s
KK

Kern Kelley

Starting his teaching career in New Zealand, Kern is presently the Technology Integrator at Regional School Unit #19 and Coordinator of the Student Leadership Ambassador program in central Maine. He has provided support to educators for over two decades and has conducted professional... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Arnold

1:30pm EDT

Harnessing the Perfect Storm - David Warlick

For decades, education has been an easy institution to define. It consisted of acknowledged literacy skills, definable bodies of knowledge, and pedagogies for teaching willing students within information-scarce learning environments. Today, for the first time in decades, we are questioning our notions about teaching and learning as we adapt to a world that is changing faster than our ability to react. We are struggling to rethink what it is to be educated, to reinvent where and when it happens, and redefine our roles as educators — as the line between teacher and student blurs.

There is a new story to be told about education today, one that is simple but complete and that can be described during a typical elevator ride.  The story is a three bullet list that rises out of the perfect storm of converging conditions that are coming to define Learning 2.0.

 


Presenter/s
avatar for David Warlick

David Warlick

Author, Programmer, Public Speaker & 35-Year Educator, The Landmark Project
My passion is finding "...new language and new stories for showing that the purpose of education is not to prepare our children to be weighed and measured at the end of each year, but to prepare them for the future they will shape – and in ways that are as exciting as their future... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Cumberland

1:30pm EDT

iLife in Action

Today’s students need to be creators, not just consumers of media. Apple's iLife suite puts tools in the hands of teachers and their students to allow them to do just that.  Intuitive and easy to use, these tools make it easy to create quality products around your content, so attention and time remain focused on your curriculum and not on learning complex technical skills. In this session participants will gain fundamental skills with the iLife tools - iPhoto, GarageBand, and iMovie. And of course, we'll maintain an ongoing conversation around how to integrate the tools and their possibilities into your classroom practice.


Presenter/s
avatar for Tim Hart

Tim Hart

MLTI Integration Mentor, MLTI
avatar for Ann Marie Quirion Hutton

Ann Marie Quirion Hutton

Integration Mentor, MLTI
MLTI Integration Mentor http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=MLTIContact&v=MLTI_IM&id=85124


Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Kennebec

1:30pm EDT

iOS Planning, Deployment & Management

Whether your school or district is preparing for a small or large iPad initiative, we invite you to join this session for an in-depth look at best practices in the planning, deployment and management of iPads in an educational setting. Topics will include AppleIDs, iCloud, sync strategies, profile creation, Apple Configurator, iPhone Configuration Utility, Profile Manager, 3rd party MDM solutions, Apple TV and the App Store Volume Purchase Program. If you are an IT Director, Tech Coordinator, IT Support professional, or the individual responsible for an iPad roll-out in your school, we encourage you to attend this highly informative presentation.  While this session will be more technical in nature, there will be demonstrations and time for discussions so we invite you to bring your questions.

 

 


Presenter/s
LL

Lars Ljungholm

Apple Systems Engineer, Apple, Inc.
System Engineer - Apple Inc.


Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Penobscot

1:30pm EDT

Mail Archiva

In this day and age, many schools are migrating to more cloud-based email systems such as Google Apps.  The problem is that this makes archiving email a more difficult or more expensive situation.  Archiving email is important for many folks in the education arena.  We’ll learn how you can leverage open source software to archive email for little or no cost!


Presenter/s

Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Lincoln/Oxford

1:30pm EDT

Making Videos for Your Classroom

Sometimes it is a challenged to find multimedia to support a topic you are teaching or enhance the learning experience for your students.  Imagine if you and your students had the skills to create quality videos that were creative, meaningful and relevant.  What if you could play the role of facilitator as your students use creativity and innovation, communication and collaboration, research, critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, concepts and technology operations to create videos that show mastery of content material and can later be used to help teach other students around the world.

This workshop will provide the foundation for teachers to create quality video productions for use in the classroom, while providing the knowledge and skills to teach their students how to acquire information, create a video from conception to completion, and make it go viral on the internet.

 


Presenter/s
avatar for Christopher Tully

Christopher Tully

CTEduOnline.com
After spending 18 years in Television and Film production, Chris made the leap into education in the Philadelphia School District. Currently, he is the Multimedia Technology Instructor at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, as well as an adjunct professor for Moore College of Art... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Fort Western

1:30pm EDT

Repurposing Video Conferencing to Enhance your Curriculum - CBE/Cisco

This session, led by Dr. Lance Ford of Cisco, Jessica Dunton from MSAD #68 & Brian Barrows from CBE, will focus on the most effective ways to repurpose Video Conferencing technology to enhance your curriculum. Live interactive video is awesome, but did you know that you can repurpose it to record, time-shift and make available “nuggets” of class material or even student generated content.  In this session, we will look at how all the technical pieces come together to have a true interactive classroom. In this session we will look at how to take your existing classroom tools – computers, iPods, Interactive Whiteboards, etc - and integrate them into an interactive environment, and how bringing in these enhancements can help kick your coursework up a notch! 

 


Presenter/s
BB

Brian Barrows

CBE Technologies, LLC
CBE


Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Androscogin/Aroostook

1:30pm EDT

Science Above the Line: Interacting With Data - MLTI Session

How can Maine science teachers design lessons that align with the new standards and spark deeper and richer understanding, as well as increase engagement and motivation?Using two applications on the MLTI image, EZ Screens from PASCO's Data Studio and EcoBeaker Maine Explorer, science students can use inquiry to enhance their understanding of science concepts. A simple hands-on workshop where participants will walk away with usable ideas for incorporating technology into their classrooms. PASCO's motion sensors will be used.


Presenter/s
avatar for Phil Brookhouse

Phil Brookhouse

Integration Mentor, MLTI
I really enjoy the curiosity that science is based upon. Students enter school asking questions about the world around them, and that needs to be encouraged and developed in classrooms. Technology gives us an edge, allowing for deeper and more meaningful engagement, investigation... Read More →


Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Piscataquis

1:30pm EDT

Teachers Teaching Teachers: The Role of the Tech Integrator

Tech Integrators have a unique role in today's schools. We are expected to develop and deliver learning opportunities for adults who are also our peers, and this presents some new challenges. In this session we will discuss strategies for engaging teachers in professional development, determining which skills to teach, and supporting teachers as they learn on their own. Participants will be encouraged to share their experiences, challenges, and successes as we learn from each other.


Presenter/s
avatar for Barbara Greenstone

Barbara Greenstone

K-12 Technology Integrator, Boothbay Region Schools


Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Somerset

1:30pm EDT

The WIkipedia of Mapping: Openstreetmaps!

Openstreetmap.org is the most used online map in the world. Over 500,000 people are editing it. Learn how to be one of them and how to use it at school.


Presenter/s
avatar for Kerry Gallivan

Kerry Gallivan

Technology Directer, MSAD#75
Kerry has over 20 years working in emerging technologies throughout the world and over 15 years working in higher and K-12 education. Part-entrepreneur, part-academic, and part-global outdoor adventurer.


Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Waldo

1:30pm EDT

Turtle Graphics with BYOB

Come learn about Build Your Own Blocks, an open source programing language suitable for elementary students. BYOB (UC Berkeley) is an enhanced version of Scratch (MIT). After an introduction to the interface, you'll be creating, modifying and running scripts. Majority of the session is hands on practice using sample lessons as guides. Your simple scripts will include moves, turns, loops, sizing and shapes.


Presenter/s
DB

Dean B. Zaharis

Manager of Data Services, Cape Elizabeth School Department


Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Franklin

1:30pm EDT

Your World, Shared: Telling Local Stories with Digital Mapping Tools - MLTI Session

Students have an incredible capacity to discover and build a knowledge of the local area, and using digital mapping tools such as ArcGIS Online and Google Earth, share these stories with the rest of the world. This session will look at how we can build a local geography by researching an area’s history, economy and culture, and creating stories that tell the story of the local area. The session will also explore how best to share these stories. It will be an active, constructive session, and participants will take away many ideas for developing a local studies curriculum with their students.


Presenter/s
avatar for Jim Wells

Jim Wells

Integration Mentor, Maine Learning Technology Initiative


Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Sagadahoc
 
Friday, October 12
 

9:15am EDT

Audio Books in the Digital Age

Mobile devices have transformed the delivery of audio books, making listening easy and convenient. Learn how Falmouth Elementary School implemented a new online service, Tales2Go, which streams thousands of audio books from leading publishers and storytellers to mobile devices and desktops. Audio books are an effective way to promote vocabulary, fluency and phonemic awareness while getting kids excited about reading. We’ll examine how you can use Tales2Go in schools.

 


Presenter/s
avatar for Cathy Potter

Cathy Potter

Tech Integrator/Librarian, Falmouth Middle School
Tech Integrator & Librarian, Falmouth Middle School


Friday October 12, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Piscataquis

9:15am EDT

Customized Learning on the Cheap

As customized learning grows in popularity across Maine, so do the demands of finding affordable tech resources to help make it a reality.  Participants in this session will explore, discuss, and share free and cheap web-based resources specifically geared toward supporting the principles of customized learning.

 


Presenter/s
JB

Jeff Bailey

Wicked Decent Learning
avatar for Dan Ryder

Dan Ryder

Success and Innovation Center Director, Mt Blue High School / Maine RSU 9
Success and Innovation Center Education Director by title, idea wrangler, design thinker, improviser and educator by practice, co-author of Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom, Dan Ryder has taught for 20 years at Mt. Blue Campus in Farmington, Maine. He has presented... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Fort Western

9:15am EDT

Customizing Learning for ELL Using iPads

In order to address the individual language and literacy needs of our ELL Kindergarten students, we've embarked on an action research project. This session will describe our goals, criteria for app selection, data management, on going progress monitoring, preliminary findings and next steps.


Presenter/s
LA

Laurie Andreades

Portland Public Schools
SC

Sue Chevalier

Portland Public Schools


Friday October 12, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
York

9:15am EDT

Digital Tools for Improving Listening and Speaking Skills

We will explore the wealth of materials available online for listening practice and some strategies for improving listening skills. We will also look at tools for promoting conversations among students where they can practice listening and speaking as well as for capturing speaking performance. Tools may include iChat, iTunes, GarageBand,NoteShare, and PhotoBooth.


Presenter/s
avatar for Barbara Greenstone

Barbara Greenstone

K-12 Technology Integrator, Boothbay Region Schools


Friday October 12, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Kennebec

9:15am EDT

Empowering Students - Digital Course Management: iTunes U Course Manager

This session will deal with the practical use of iBooks Author and iTunes U in the classroom.  Featured examples and the success students and I have had this past year creating books and courses will be provided.


Presenter/s
avatar for Christopher Tully

Christopher Tully

CTEduOnline.com
After spending 18 years in Television and Film production, Chris made the leap into education in the Philadelphia School District. Currently, he is the Multimedia Technology Instructor at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, as well as an adjunct professor for Moore College of Art... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Howard

9:15am EDT

Integrating Technology for our Youngest Learners

How to integrate technology to support literacy and math development for our preK-2 learners. We'll look at projects and web sites, and take a quick look at sharing 1 iPad with an entire classroom.


Presenter/s
avatar for Nadene Mathes

Nadene Mathes

teacher, Atwood Primary School
Interested in getting good technology integration for our very youngest learners, K-2. I like to exchange ideas and projects, help others get started, flatten the globe, and collaborate with other tech integrators. Lots to learn, but I'm willing to share what I know.


Friday October 12, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Somerset

9:15am EDT

Introducing FirstClass Communities: a Private Social Networking Site for your School

How students, staff, parents, and alumni can interact with each other online in a safe, rich, Web 2.0 environment, even if you don’t have FirstClass. You’ll get a quick overview of the technology and its benefits for your schools, and we’ll be available to answer any questions.


Friday October 12, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Waldo

9:15am EDT

iPad in Education - Discovering the Possibilities - Apple., Inc

The iPad is a revolutionary device for browsing the web, teaching reading and language arts, engaging with mathematics and science in new ways, addressing ESL, providing remediation instruction, watching videos and movies, listening to educational podcasts, reading e-books, providing accessible education to diverse learners, and much more. iPad’s Multi-Touch™ screen lets students physically interact with applications and content. The iPad's cameras and ability to project wirelessly through Apple TV make it even more capable in the classroom. Breakthroughs in iBooks Textbooks and iTunes U bring engaging content to a whole new level. This session will demonstrate the iPad and discuss it's application across the K-12 environment. We'll have some iPad's available for participants to use, but attendees are going to want to have their own in hand!


Presenter/s
avatar for Apple Inc.

Apple Inc.

Apple, Inc.
We look forward to sharing powerful new possibilities made possible through Apple tools, and to hearing from educators and tech folks about the exciting things happening in Vermont classrooms and communities. Come talk to us about iOS, Mac, iBooks Author, iTunes U, iLife, iWork... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Penobscot

9:15am EDT

Kinda Flipping Out - another way to differentiate!

Khan Academy has been a great resource for students. What if you and your students could make “Khan-like” movies? Come learn how two teachers are doing this to differentiate math instruction.


Presenter/s
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Morgan Cuthbert

Educator, Yarmouth School District
I am a 7th Grade Math Science Teacher at Frank H. Harrison Middle School. This is my 13th year teaching. Before Yarmouth I taught in South Portland, at the American School in England, and Greely Middle School. I had the honor of receiving the Milken Educator Award in 2011... Read More →
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Mike Hagerty

Harrison Middle School


Friday October 12, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Cumberland

9:15am EDT

Leadership for School Change

Big changes? Customized Learning? Tablet initiative? What must you pay attention to, if you are to be successful? Don't miss something important: learn leadership for large-scale school change.


Presenter/s
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Mike Muir

Director, StudentLearning.Guru
I joke that I have had one job for more than 30 years: helping schools reach more students (especially disenfranchised learners, students in poverty, and children from rural/isolated areas), only I’ve been able to do this work for multiple employers! Mike has supported large-scale... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Sagadahoc

9:15am EDT

Lego Robotics Startup

We will share the robotics program that we have in place in our district. We will have funding resources, setup suggestions, and curriculum information to share with you.


Presenter/s
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Jaime Steward

K-12 Technology Integration Specialist, RSU #74


Friday October 12, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Washington

9:15am EDT

Poll your Students with Socrative

Many educational technology gurus suggest using expensive clicker-style polling systems. Come learn how to improve your formative assessment skills using the free resource, Socrative. Works on any Internet connected device. 

 


Presenter/s
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Mike Arsenault

Technology Director, Frank Harrison Middle School


Friday October 12, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Arnold

9:15am EDT

Reaching All Learners - Apple Accessibility in Education

For more than 20 years, Apple has provided new and innovative solutions for people with disabilities, allowing them to access and enjoy using the Mac, iPod, iPhone, and Apple TV. Apple includes assistive technology in its products as standard features at no additional cost. During this session, we will be exploring the many ways Apple has implemented accessibility features into its hardware and software offerings and examine ways to use these features for an array of students.


Presenter/s
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Sarah Herrlinger

Senior Manager, Education - Apple, Inc.


Friday October 12, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Lincoln/Oxford

9:15am EDT

Round Table - Tech Leads

Come join other Tech Leads for this sharing session to discuss ideas and issues.


Friday October 12, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Franklin

9:15am EDT

The Next Step: Why a 1:1 Culture around technology leads to success after graduation

This workshop will be a discussion about my experience in graduating from YHS's technology heavy culture and going on to college and why that culture of student driven innovation has truly been the basis for success....we will explore the philosophy behind 1:1 schools and how it can be applied to any learning community.


Presenter/s
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Ben McNaboe

Ben McNaboe is a Music Education Major, studying at the University of Maine and gigging and teaching privately throughout New England. A graduate of Yarmouth High School, Ben has been a big proponent of technology integration in K-12 learning environments and 1:1 integration since... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Hancock

9:15am EDT

Using Tablets and other Personal Devises to support Collaborative Learning Opportunities - CBE/Cisco

This session will explore tools for using your personal tablet (iPad, Andriod, Microsoft) as a collaboration tool in the classroom.  Specifically we will explore Cisco’s Jabber client and how it is transforming the classroom through the use of collaboration tools such as HD interactive video, content sharing, desktop sharing, and instant messaging.  We will also conduct a round table discussion aimed at exploring other resources available to the market to support collaborative learning.


Presenter/s

Friday October 12, 2012 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Androscogin/Aroostook

11:00am EDT

iOS Management & Deployment - Apple, Inc.

The iPad has been in the market for just over two years and this extraordinary device has found its way into many K-12 schools and HiEd institutions around the globe.  As the iPad continues to enter classrooms at a rapid pace, now is the best time for IT directors and staff to learn about the new operating system, iOS 6 and how to best support it. Geared towards IT support professionals, this session will focus on the methods and strategies used to deploy, sync and manage the iPad in an educational setting.  A portion of the session will focus on Apple Configurator for OS X which makes it easy for anyone to deploy iPads with the settings, apps and data you specify for your students.  


Presenter/s
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Lars Ljungholm

Apple Systems Engineer, Apple, Inc.
System Engineer - Apple Inc.


Friday October 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Penobscot

11:00am EDT

Techno Art

Integrating technology with art can be successfully executed if you have student buy-in. This workshop includes different grade level projects that students willingly developed and participated in.
Hear first hand from the students involved with these projects and see what they made!


Presenter/s
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Marguerite Lawler-Rohner

Art Teacher, Cape Elizabeth Middle School


Friday October 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Waldo

11:00am EDT

A 1:1 iPad Experience: A student perspective

This session will feature a student panel of Burlington High School Students. They will be discussing their experience with a 1:1 iPad learning environment and taking questions from the audience.


Presenter/s
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Andrew Marcinek

Chief Information Officer, Worcester Academy
Andrew Marcinek is currently the Chief Information Officer at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA. Most recently, Andrew was the first Chief Open Education Advisor for the US Department of Education. As Open Education Advisor at the U.S. Department of Education, Andrew focused on expanding... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Howard

11:00am EDT

A look at Resources available to Support Collaborative Learning and Distance Learning - CBE/Cisco

This session will focus on providing participants with an understanding of resources available to support collaborative learning activities in the classroom.  We will look at LIVE-C (www.livec.org) a resource designed specifically to support distance learning users.   Our focus will be on how to identify and setup content opportunities in the classroom as well as identify ongoing free training opportunities available to teachers. In addition we will spend a fair amount of time exploring the resources Network Maine Provides to support distance learning in the classroom.  This will include a look at bridging services, recording capabilities, as well as Jabber Video.   

 


Presenter/s
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Jeff Mann

Account Manager, CBE Technologies
CBE Technologies


Friday October 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Androscogin/Aroostook

11:00am EDT

Are your instructional materials accessible to all students?

Participants will learn about the essential steps that ensure word processed and PDF documents used for instruction and assessment are accessible to all students including those with print disabilities.


Presenter/s
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John E. Brandt

head dude, jebswebs.com
Accessibility Consultant, Maine CITE


Friday October 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Lincoln/Oxford

11:00am EDT

Caption That

Teachers and students are creating amazing movies! Why not make them even better with closed captioning? Captions make video accessible to people who are deaf AND are a literacy support for everyone.


Presenter/s
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Cynthia Curry

Consultant, Maine AIM Program
I'm an accessibility specialist, which means I'm always looking for ways to connect learners, including students with disabilities, with general education curriculum. I provide professional development for teachers across Maine, and once in awhile have a chance to work with other... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Somerset

11:00am EDT

Flipping the classroom with iTunes U

Use iTunes U to flip your K-12 classroom. Learn how to create and manage an iTunes U course so that your students can access at home - online or off - with almost any device.


Presenter/s
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Jonathan Pratt

I'm the Assistant Head of School for Academics at Foxcroft Academy, where I lead the faculty in our work to help a diverse student body of just under 500 students navigate their path toward graduation and life after high school. I have a B.S. in Neuroscience and a M.S. in Teaching... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Piscataquis

11:00am EDT

Hacking Classroom Instruction

 This is a followup to the keynote address, "Cracking the code of the 'Native' Information Experience."  Expect a highly interactive session about understanding the qualities of our students' outside-the-classroom information activities and exploring ways to hack classroom instruction to employ those qualities for inspired learning.


Presenter/s
avatar for David Warlick

David Warlick

Author, Programmer, Public Speaker & 35-Year Educator, The Landmark Project
My passion is finding "...new language and new stories for showing that the purpose of education is not to prepare our children to be weighed and measured at the end of each year, but to prepare them for the future they will shape – and in ways that are as exciting as their future... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Fort Western

11:00am EDT

How Technology Helped 125 Students Complete a Service Learning Project

Presenters will share an overview of how 100+ students worked on a collaborative service learning project, around hunger and food insecurity, using technology. The technology tools used for planning and execution will be demonstrated along with student work.


Presenter/s
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Julie Hutchinson

Math Teacher, Yarmouth High School
Yarmouth High School
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Catie Wooten

Science Teacher, Yarmouth High School
Yarmouth High School The Power of 1 service learning project is here: http://powerof1.yarmouthschools.org/


Friday October 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Franklin

11:00am EDT

iPads: Year One, Grade One

Join us for a conversation focused on our first year of thoughtful iPad implementation into the primary curriculum. Highlights will include our timeline, supports, discoveries, and successes.


Presenter/s
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Terry Lincoln

Yarmouth Schools
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Sandy Warren

Yarmouth Schools


Friday October 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Arnold

11:00am EDT

Positive Change for Student Behaviors in Elementary Schools

Madawaska Elementary School's PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Support) program uses Google Docs, charts, and a variety of other tools to identify, track, and change student behaviors with amazing results. Change student behaviors at your own school!


Presenter/s
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Benjamin Sirois

Grade 5 Teacher / MMHS Asst. Principal, Madawaska Elementary School
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Vincent Vanier

Technology Coordinator, Madawaska School Department
Technology Coordinator, Madawaska Schools


Friday October 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
York

11:00am EDT

Students+School News+Wordpress = :)

Students can learn writing and media production skills while your school gets a way to effectively share news using current digital tools. We will talk about how our school uses a multi-site Wordpress installation to make this work, and some of the other options available.


Presenter/s
avatar for Maya Crosby

Maya Crosby

Technology Educator, Lincoln Academy
Technology evangelist, platform-agnostic. Students + School News + Wordpress = :) http://bit.ly/ACTEM2012studentjournalism Student Tech Teams - It's About Time -- Ed Brazee and Maya Crosby http://bit.ly/ACTEM2012studenttechteams EasyBib in the Research to Writing Process... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Hancock

11:00am EDT

The 21st Century School Library

Join two collaborating librarians to discover the many ways that 21st century tools such as blogs, podcasts, Edmodo, Glogster, Skype, Wallwisher, Twitter, YouTube and Tandberg videoconferencing can enhance and expand your school library program while engaging your K-8 digital natives.


Presenter/s
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Abigail Luchies

K-8 Librarian, Regional School Unit #1
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Laura Phelps

K-5 Librarian, Regional School Unit #1


Friday October 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Sagadahoc

11:00am EDT

Unleash the Learning

This session will introduce Canvas LMS the highly dynamic blended learning platform from Instructure.  Presenters include a teacher  and students using the system in Maine.  From Social Media integration to Learning Analytics and beyond, Canvas is a solution for the teacher just starting out with LMS or the highly connected teacher looking for more. As a bonus, this session will feature three students installing a production-ready open source instance of Canvas for their high school using project base learning and expert mentors.

Three Wiscasset High School Students included as part of the presentation:  Josh Hodgdon, Victor Pearce and Nathan Austin


Presenter/s
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Thomas Steele-Maley

Technology Coordinator/Teacher, Wiscasset High School
Thomas Steele-Maley serves as Technology Coordinator and teacher/head of the eLearning and Information Studies program at Wiscasset High School in rural midcoast Maine. He has spent over eleven years working with young people in and out of the classroom in Alaska, Washington State... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Washington

11:00am EDT

Using Students as Tech Support

Few schools have the amount of technical support that they need, one of the most overlooked technical resources schools have is their students! If you have staff who are reluctant with technology, using students as liaisons is a great way to bring the teacher along while empowering the students. The student learns by teaching and the teacher learns by listening. In this session, one of the students from Nokomis High School will cover a variety of examples of how this is accomplished. 

 


Presenter/s
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Kristopher Redman

Junior at Nokomis High School


Friday October 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Cumberland

11:00am EDT

Your integration plan 2012-13

Every integrator has different parameters for delivering PD in his or her district. We will share a number of different models and guide you through the development of  a year long plan. You will leave with at least the outline of a schedule for next year.


Presenter/s
avatar for Lisa Hogan

Lisa Hogan

Technology Integrator, M.S.A.D. 75


Friday October 12, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Kennebec

12:10pm EDT

Geek of the Week

Annual Geek of the week lunch session.


Presenter/s
avatar for Alice Barr

Alice Barr

Instructional Technology Integrator, Yarmouth High School
Alice is the Instructional Technology Coach at Yarmouth High School, an Apple Distinguished School in Maine. She supports the district goal of improving student learning by working in classrooms with teachers and students. A Google Certified Innovator, Alice has her M.Ed in Education... Read More →
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Cheryl Oakes

Resource Room Teacher, Wells High School
Cheryl is a Google Certified Teacher, Special Educator, Assistive Technology Consultant and is a life long learner. She has been a podcaster, weekly web radio member of SEEDLINGS and currently teaches at Wells High School and is a member of SEEDLINGS.
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Michael Richards

Director of Technology, Wells-Ogunquit CSD
ACTEM Past President
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Bob Sprankle

Wells Elementary School
http://bobsprankle.com


Friday October 12, 2012 12:10pm - 1:10am EDT
Fort Western

12:10pm EDT

Alternative Funding Strategies - CBE Technologies

Gain valuable knowledge on the technology grant opportunities and grant resources available to help your district apply for grants. This session focuses on a wide variety of grant funding programs available for Education - from the economic stimulus package to the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program, to the School Based Health Centers grant (HRSA) and Strengthening Institutions Program (DOE).   

 


Presenter/s
JM

Jeff Mann

Account Manager, CBE Technologies
CBE Technologies


Friday October 12, 2012 12:10pm - 1:10pm EDT
Androscogin/Aroostook

12:10pm EDT

Infinite Campus User Group Meeting

Infinite Campus User Group Meeting


Friday October 12, 2012 12:10pm - 1:10pm EDT
Washington

12:10pm EDT

Making it Real - Challenge Based Learning in the Apple Powered Classroom - Apple, Inc.

Students today have instant access to information through technology and the web, manage their own acquisition of knowledge through informal learning, and have progressed beyond consumers of content to become producers and publishers. As a result, traditional teaching and learning methods are becoming less effective at engaging students and motivating them to achieve as learners in our classrooms.
In this session we will investigate and discuss Apple's Challenge Based Learning model where students actively engage in the process of taking on real-world, rigorous, and relevant challenges that are engaging and create opportunities for personalized learning.  Participants will also be provided examples of how the iLife & iWork suites as well as iBooks Author and iTunes U Course Manager can support and enrich the experience in the classroom environment to produce exemplary & purposeful artifacts of learning.


Presenter/s
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Apple Inc.

Apple, Inc.
We look forward to sharing powerful new possibilities made possible through Apple tools, and to hearing from educators and tech folks about the exciting things happening in Vermont classrooms and communities. Come talk to us about iOS, Mac, iBooks Author, iTunes U, iLife, iWork... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 12:10pm - 1:10pm EDT
Penobscot

12:10pm EDT

PowerSchool User Group Meeting

PowerSchool User Group Meeting


Friday October 12, 2012 12:10pm - 1:10pm EDT
Piscataquis

12:10pm EDT

Selling your School's Off-Lease Apple Equipment

Come hear about options for selling your off-lease Apple equipment fron Vintage Tech Recyclers.


Friday October 12, 2012 12:10pm - 1:10pm EDT
Lincoln/Oxford

1:20pm EDT

Animation with Keynote and Acorn

Have you ever wanted to make an animation? In this session discover how to use Acorn and Keynote creatively. Together we will use these two applications to build animations. This is a hands on session, so bring your MLTI MacBook, roll up your sleeves and get ready to create your masterpiece. 


Presenter/s
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Ann Marie Quirion Hutton

Integration Mentor, MLTI
MLTI Integration Mentor http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=MLTIContact&v=MLTI_IM&id=85124


Friday October 12, 2012 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
Cumberland

1:20pm EDT

BYOD & iPad/Android classroom management plus anytime anywhere access with Stoneware’s Unified Cloud

Stoneware’s webNetwork takes LanSchool’s Classroom Management to the CLOUD by delivering…

  • “On-demand” classroom management that allows teachers to leverage any device during the teaching moments
  • Secure remote access anytime anywhere from any device with a single password by creating a unified cloud
  • Simple, consistent user experience across devices

Presenter/s
avatar for Gayle Razzaboni

Gayle Razzaboni

New England Area Manager, Stoneware
Stoneware


Friday October 12, 2012 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
Hancock

1:20pm EDT

Cross-curricular Units using Google Apps

In this session, we will look at the South Portland High School Bioethics research project model to learn how to plan cross-curricular and paperless units using Google Apps.



Friday October 12, 2012 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
Arnold

1:20pm EDT

Cultivating Your Personal Learning Network

A Guide to In-Time, On-Going & Self-Directed Professional DevelopmentDescription: Today, educators around the world are engaging in daily self-directed professional development. Utilizing an emerging suite of  interactive and collaborative web tools and techniques, we are cultivating learning networks and knowledge gardens by connecting with other professionals, forming communities, mining a greater global conversations, and mapping out libraries of ideas and content.


Presenter/s
avatar for David Warlick

David Warlick

Author, Programmer, Public Speaker & 35-Year Educator, The Landmark Project
My passion is finding "...new language and new stories for showing that the purpose of education is not to prepare our children to be weighed and measured at the end of each year, but to prepare them for the future they will shape – and in ways that are as exciting as their future... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
Fort Western

1:20pm EDT

Digital Footprints: Personal Branding on the Web

With something as simple as sending an email you’ve left a track on the web. With their appetite for social media, our students are leaving footprints all over with little regard for the impressions they leave. We talk a lot about what NOT to put up, but their future will demand a presence – our kids will need to be “google-able”. Their future will demand the skills to manage their personal digital brand. Let’s talk about how can we help them use their presence as a 21st century calling card.


Presenter/s
avatar for Jeff Whipple

Jeff Whipple

Technology Learning Mentor, Anglophone West School District
I am passionate about exploring the intersection of digital media and the social web in support of learning.


Friday October 12, 2012 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
Somerset

1:20pm EDT

Inspiring Discussions Beyond the Classroom

Are you interested in involving people in your community in discussions that happen in and beyond your classroom? In this session you’ll be introduced to a process used at YHS to organize summer reading projects that involve all students and faculty members. The project has successfully broadened reading, inspired students to discuss literature beyond English class, and invigorated the intellectual climate in our school and community. The process includes the use of Google docs, Google Forms, Wikispaces, and presentation tools including iMovie and Prezi. Yarmouth High School teachers Mandy Lewis and Anne Tommaso will share the process and their learnings with session participants, and YHS students will be a part of the presentation to share the students' perspective.


Presenter/s
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Mandy Lewis

English, Yarmouth High School


Friday October 12, 2012 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
York

1:20pm EDT

Maine Virtual Learning Consortium

This workshop will provide an update on the development of the Maine Virtual Learning Consortium (MEVLC), a group of Maine schools and educators that are pooling resources to offer high quality, customized, and affordable online learning opportunities for Maine students. The MEVLC program has five distinguishing features: 1) high levels of interactivity between and among students and teachers; 2) strong connections to community; 3) a digital portfolio for each student; 4) extensive use of open education resources (OER); and 5) a strong emphasis on media production and/or analysis in nearly all courses.


Presenter/s
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Kern Kelley

Starting his teaching career in New Zealand, Kern is presently the Technology Integrator at Regional School Unit #19 and Coordinator of the Student Leadership Ambassador program in central Maine. He has provided support to educators for over two decades and has conducted professional... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
Sagadahoc

1:20pm EDT

Round Table - Technology Coordinators/Directors

Come join other Tech Coordinator/Directors for this sharing session to discuss latest resources, ideas and issues facing Maine schools.

 

 


Friday October 12, 2012 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
Franklin

1:20pm EDT

Student Broadcast Team

Learn how to implement a student run media broadcast for your school that integrates technology across the curriculum in a fun and exciting way!


Presenter/s
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Nadine Donnell

Library Ed Tech, Coastal Ridge Elementary School
Library Ed. Tech., Coastal Ridge Elementary
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Eric Lawson

Admin Curriculum/Technology Integrator, Rye School District
Eric Lawson has been teaching for 12 years. He has been published in eSchool News, Tech&Learning Magazine and Learning and Leading with Technology Magazine for technology integrated projects and ideas. He was recently named a member of the Maine Starting 6, and was inducted into the... Read More →
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Alice Rose

Library Ed Tech III
Library Ed. Tech., Coastal Ridge Elementary


Friday October 12, 2012 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
Waldo

1:20pm EDT

Student Networks and Curation

"What if your teachers disappeared and you had to learn on your own? Would you give up on learning? Where would you begin? Why would learning be important? You are an empowered learner. You have the power to learn anything. How much you learn is up to you. How you manage your learning is up to you. How you manage your time is up to you. A big part of your success will depend on how well you are organized." This session will showcase the Personal Learning Network (PLN) project that all Wiscasset High School students take to prepare them for the network world. The session will focus on setting up and facilitating the development student PLN's for research and personalized connected learning!


Presenter/s
avatar for Thomas Steele-Maley

Thomas Steele-Maley

Technology Coordinator/Teacher, Wiscasset High School
Thomas Steele-Maley serves as Technology Coordinator and teacher/head of the eLearning and Information Studies program at Wiscasset High School in rural midcoast Maine. He has spent over eleven years working with young people in and out of the classroom in Alaska, Washington State... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
Washington

1:20pm EDT

Student Tech Teams—It's About Time

This session for teachers, principals, and students will focus on the process of building a sustainable student technology team that meets the goals and needs of your school. Topics will include—benefits of student tech teams, finding your school's focus, deciding on the specifics of what students will do, professional development, recruiting and training students, adult mentors needed, and more. Every school in Maine could be using students' expertise and enthusiasm to further learning—attend this session to see how!


Presenter/s
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Ed Brazee

Consultant, Brazee Digital Learning Services
Former middle and high school teacher in New York state and Colorado; also former professor at the University of Maine. Now a consultant with particular interests in digital citizenship, student technology teams, and helping students and their teachers use technology to learn—effectively... Read More →
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Maya Crosby

Technology Educator, Lincoln Academy
Technology evangelist, platform-agnostic. Students + School News + Wordpress = :) http://bit.ly/ACTEM2012studentjournalism Student Tech Teams - It's About Time -- Ed Brazee and Maya Crosby http://bit.ly/ACTEM2012studenttechteams EasyBib in the Research to Writing Process... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
Piscataquis

1:20pm EDT

Students as Authors: iBooks Author - Christopher Tully
Presenter/s
avatar for Christopher Tully

Christopher Tully

CTEduOnline.com
After spending 18 years in Television and Film production, Chris made the leap into education in the Philadelphia School District. Currently, he is the Multimedia Technology Instructor at Middle Bucks Institute of Technology, as well as an adjunct professor for Moore College of Art... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
Howard

1:20pm EDT

The Data Center in Education: Building a secure and flexible infrastructure for years to come - CBE Technologies

The term “Data Center” has become ubiquitous when discussing the general direction of delivering access and applications to technology users. The shift from a client-centric approach to a core or central system is now upon us. Components such as centralized storage, virtualized servers, powerful networks and cloud-based solutions are consistently being offered as answers to the challenges experienced by K-12 IT departments. This non-stop flow of information has created a certain amount of confusion about what is appropriate, what fits together and what is worth the investment.

CBE Technologies will present a “Data Center” primer, focusing on relevant technologies, the vast ecosystem of supporting solutions and the components that help you build a successful system. CBE will also present case studies of recent projects to demonstrate the critical decision-making required and milestone attainment suggested to successfully design, implement and manage a Data Center appropriate for your environment. 


IT managers will come away with an understanding of how data center technologies can improve access, increase efficiency, and allow manageability of the systems they support. 

 


Friday October 12, 2012 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
Androscogin/Aroostook

1:20pm EDT

Touch and Grow-Young Children and iPads

Join us for lessons learned using iPads to support diverse learners including children with disabilities, learning English, in Head Start, family child care, public PreK/K classrooms, and family literacy projects.


Presenter/s
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Bonnie Blagojevic

Education consultant, Morningtown Consulting
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Hillary Brumer

Assistive Technology Specialist, Regional School Unit 21
Currently serving as the Assistive Technology Specialist for grades K-12, working jointly with IT Services and Special Services on Assistive and Educational Technologies to meet diverse student needs. Passionate about accessibility, ipads, UDL, and life-long learning. Currently serving... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
Lincoln/Oxford

1:20pm EDT

Using Google Forms Beyond Simple Data Collection

Google forms can be used in a variety of  ways to interact with students and others in your school community. In this session we will walk you through a number of ways to use Google Forms beyond simple data collection.  Formative assessments, quick summative assessments,  student self-reflections, mid-lesson or mid-unit status checks, feedback for student presentations, voting, and discussions are the only some of the ways google forms can be used for classroom instruction.


Presenter/s
avatar for Lisa Hogan

Lisa Hogan

Technology Integrator, M.S.A.D. 75


Friday October 12, 2012 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
Kennebec

1:20pm EDT

What's New at Apple? - Apple, Inc.

In this session we will discuss the most recent developments and announcements from Apple, including hardware and software. Mountain Lion, the latest iOS, Apple TV, AirPlay, and more will be on the agenda.  Sure, there will be plenty of tech talk, but we'll also look at the possibilities these amazing new developments bring to schools and classrooms. 


Presenter/s
LL

Lars Ljungholm

Apple Systems Engineer, Apple, Inc.
System Engineer - Apple Inc.


Friday October 12, 2012 1:20pm - 2:20pm EDT
Penobscot

2:30pm EDT

"APPy Hour"

Best of the Apps presentation & sharing session.

Link to spreadsheet of Apps:   

http://bit.ly/TcPn6v


Presenter/s

Friday October 12, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Fort Western

2:30pm EDT

Best of the Web 2012

In this fast-paced presentation features the favorite web tools and apps of the year. This session promises something useful and fun for all teachers K-12.


Presenter/s
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Jeff Bailey

Wicked Decent Learning
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Dan Ryder

Success and Innovation Center Director, Mt Blue High School / Maine RSU 9
Success and Innovation Center Education Director by title, idea wrangler, design thinker, improviser and educator by practice, co-author of Intention: Critical Creativity in the Classroom, Dan Ryder has taught for 20 years at Mt. Blue Campus in Farmington, Maine. He has presented... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Howard

2:30pm EDT

Chatting Across the USA

Chatting Across the USA is a video conferencing program. Session will include implementation, demonstration, and discussion of ways to enhance content areas with programs such as Skype/Google Chat/ ichat.


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Cherrie MacInnes

Grade 3 Teacher, Brewer School District


Friday October 12, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Arnold

2:30pm EDT

Common Sense Media: Digital Passport

Common Sense Media has added a new element to its elementary digital citizenship program: gaming! In this session we will take a look at the five lessons, which incorporate video and gaming to learn even more about being a responsible citizen when online. Though designed for fourth and/or fifth graders, these games could be used with sixth grade as well. Bring a laptop to try out these games. (Currently, they do not work on devices that do not support Flash.)


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Teri Caouette

Elementary Technology Integrator, MSAD 75
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Kate Greeley

Elementary Technology Integrator, MSAD 75


Friday October 12, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Somerset

2:30pm EDT

Customized Learning in the Apple Environment - Apple, Inc.

The Apple learning environment, including iPad, Macs, and software allow customization across the complex layers of a learning community - for students, teachers, administrators, parents, and the community.  In this session, participants will be introduced to the capabilities of the iPad and current Macs and supported in visioning how these tools might be embedded in a highly customizable learning environment. Different ways to teach, different ways to learn, different ways to assess, different ways to collaborate, different ways to communicate. In this session, participants will have the chance to grow their understanding of the transformative power of the Apple learning environment and how it can provide customized opportunities for learning and teaching.


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Apple Inc.

Apple, Inc.
We look forward to sharing powerful new possibilities made possible through Apple tools, and to hearing from educators and tech folks about the exciting things happening in Vermont classrooms and communities. Come talk to us about iOS, Mac, iBooks Author, iTunes U, iLife, iWork... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Penobscot

2:30pm EDT

EasyBib in the Research to Writing Process

This session will focus on using EasyBib to teach note-taking and organizational strategies in the research and pre-writing process. We believe these practices help students avoid plagiarism and allow students to develop a deeper understanding of the content.


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Maya Crosby

Technology Educator, Lincoln Academy
Technology evangelist, platform-agnostic. Students + School News + Wordpress = :) http://bit.ly/ACTEM2012studentjournalism Student Tech Teams - It's About Time -- Ed Brazee and Maya Crosby http://bit.ly/ACTEM2012studenttechteams EasyBib in the Research to Writing Process... Read More →
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Cathi Howell

Director of Library Services, Lincoln Academy
Director of Library Services, Lincoln Academy


Friday October 12, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Hancock

2:30pm EDT

Go on a Virtual Fieldtrip exploration with CILC! - CBE/Cisco

This session will take you on an adventure via Video Conferencing, where we will explore the many types of virtual content available to enhance classroom curriculum via Distance Learning.  This session will take you on a sampling of virtual fieldtrips coordinated with the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC).  

 


Friday October 12, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Androscogin/Aroostook

2:30pm EDT

Google goes Special - Ed that is.

A student, Morgan and I will present a variety of google tools that help students on their way to independence and better grades!

You think you know google tools? Come and hear a student and special education teacher explain how google tools fit into their day and into student independence!


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Cheryl Oakes

Resource Room Teacher, Wells High School
Cheryl is a Google Certified Teacher, Special Educator, Assistive Technology Consultant and is a life long learner. She has been a podcaster, weekly web radio member of SEEDLINGS and currently teaches at Wells High School and is a member of SEEDLINGS.


Friday October 12, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Lincoln/Oxford

2:30pm EDT

Instructional Strategies and Technology Applications Aligned to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

This session is designed for middle and secondary level educators and will include technology resources to support mathematics teaching and learning. The session will be interactive and model strategies to support students meeting the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, with a focus on data and the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Technology applications will include iPad apps and GeoGebra.


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Peter Tierney-Fife

Curriculum and Instruction Associate, Education Development Center (EDC)
Peter works primarily on mathematics professional development and research projects. His expertise includes professional development materials creation and technical work such as applet and database development. He loves collaborating with teachers to improve student experiences with... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Piscataquis

2:30pm EDT

Just Imagine

Just imagine the most valuable untapped resource in your school...one that supports all students, all staff, all curriculum areas, all levels. What would it look like? Where would it be located? Participants in this session will identify ways to implement big and little changes in their school programs to take advantage of what their library media center can offer, using the Old Town Elementary School Library Media Center as a model.


Friday October 12, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Waldo

2:30pm EDT

One-Hour Game Design

Whether it is solitare or MineCraft, everybody plays games. While computers have opened up new ways to play games, it has also made creating them more difficult. Scratch is a very easy to use programming language that gives everyone the chance to create what they can imagine. In this session, participants will learn about games and how to make them come to life using Scratch.


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Tim Hart

MLTI Integration Mentor, MLTI


Friday October 12, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Cumberland

2:30pm EDT

Round Table - Tech Integrators

Come join other Tech Integrators for this sharing session to discuss resources, ideas and issues.

 


Friday October 12, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Franklin

2:30pm EDT

Show Me the News!

This workshop will show educators how easy it is to use digital video to engage students as they produce various school-related newscasts.


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David W. Davis

Technology Teacher, Brooksville Elementary School
David has been a lifelong technology enthusiast, and has had the wonderful privilege of teaching students technology skills since 1988. He has worked at the high school level at Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield, ME; K-6 at Dayton Consolidated School, Dayton, Maine; and Preschool-8... Read More →


Friday October 12, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Washington

2:30pm EDT

Technology Tools for Differentiation

What are some ways to use a variety technology tools and resources to differentiate for groups or individuals in classrooms? From Audio to Video, from Mindmaps to Cartoons, from Google Docs to iPads we will share our ideas for using these tools and resources.


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Kate Parkin

Fourth Grade Teacher, Yarmouth Elementary School
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Cathy Wolinsky

Instructional Technology, Yarmouth Schools
Learning, connecting, innovating with K-4 students and teachers.


Friday October 12, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
York

2:30pm EDT

The Perfect Storm - Weather, Research, Google Sites and 66 Sixth Graders

What happens when a teacher, a library media specialist and a tech integrator say "I Wonder..."? Sixty-five proud sixth graders publish their own Google site while learning meaningful content and the research process. We will share how we did it and what we learned.



Friday October 12, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Sagadahoc

2:30pm EDT

Using Social Media to Enhance Writing Skills

Students participate in a lot of very effective written communication outside of school. How can we build on these skills to improve their writing for all audiences? We will look at texting, chatting (backchannels) social networks like Facebook, individual student blogs, etc. and discuss how these tools can be use to help students meet the Common Core State Standards for writing.


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Barbara Greenstone

K-12 Technology Integrator, Boothbay Region Schools


Friday October 12, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Kennebec
 
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