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7:30am

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Saturday March 3, 2018 7:30am - 8:00am
TBA

8:00am

Session A (Hands-on) SMILE: Intellectual Engagement Through Student-Generated Questioning
Flip your traditional classroom into a highly interactive learning environment! Implement SMILE NOW! This hands-on workshop focuses on strategies that intellectually engaged students. It guides implementation of SMILE (Stanford Mobile Inquiry-Based Learning Environment) into your classroom, where students are engaged with rigorous tasks through the practice of student-generated questioning.


Saturday March 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
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8:00am

Session A (Hands-on) Soldering: It Doesn't Have to Be that Difficult
Learn how to solder a solder badge that you can keep once you're done building it in as little as 10 minutes. Then learn how Thimble is changing classrooms across the country by teaching kids how to build their own robots, quadcopters, and other fun gizmos! 

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Saturday March 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
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8:00am

Session B: A NOVEL Way To Search: Using New York's Online Virtual Library
Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELNY is an online virtual library connecting New Yorkers to 21st century information. We'll give you an overview of what's included, search tips, and ways to incorporate NOVEL databases into your curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Mindy Grey

Mindy Grey

Library Media Specialist, Arlington Central School District
I am a new Middle School librarian. I had been in the primary grades for 15 years. I love to read (books and twitter!!), be with my family, and spend time at my second home in Wells Beach Maine. I try to jog once a week, kayak a couple times a year (which I would like to make onc... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
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8:00am

Session B: Genius Hour: Passion-Based, Technology-Infused PBL
Discover Genius Hour, a passion-based, student-directed learning experience. Join in a hands-on, high-tech exploration of the latest digital tools that can be used for PBL in the classroom. Attendees will collaborate and innovate as they discover new ways for students to curate, create, and share digital content.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Aaroz

Lee Aaroz

District Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Lawrence Public Schools
Lee Araoz provides job-embedded professional development on a daily basis as an instructional coach, teacher trainer, and assistive technology consultant. He is a Google Certified Educator who has presented extensively in school districts, college campuses and at educational conf... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
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8:00am

Session B: Instructional Strategies for Microsoft Teams: The Complete Classroom Tool
The Microsoft Teams App in Office 365 is the organizational tool for teachers and students to create, organize, collaborate and publish their academic journey. Teams is a digital hub that brings conversations, content, and apps together in one place. Students will appreciate the integrated organizational features of OneDrive and OneNote while teachers can create collaborative classrooms, connect in professional learning communities, and communicate with school staff – all from a single experience in Office 365 for Education.


Saturday March 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
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8:00am

Session B: Makerspace playground
Speakers
avatar for Sheri McNair

Sheri McNair

Library Media Specialist, James I. O'Neill High School
avatar for Shannon Mersand

Shannon Mersand

School Media Specialist, Yorktown High School
Shannon Mersand is a School Media Specialist at Yorktown High School. She holds a Bachelors in Information Science and Policy with minors in English and Education Studies, as well as a Masters of Library Science and a Masters in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
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8:00am

Session B: The ENL Teacher's Tech Toolkit
The world of technology for educators is always changing with new and exciting tools. This presentation will introduce K-12 educators to various websites, tools, and apps which can be used by ENL teachers to enhance instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Gregory Bailey

Gregory Bailey

Technology Resource Specialist, Hudson Valley RBE-RN at Southern Westchester BOCES
I graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a Master degree in Adolescent Education: Social Studies. After teaching in the classroom I was hired as a content specialist tasked with the creation of a virtual Advanced Placement (AP®) school. I helped design, develop, and manage six onlin... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
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8:00am

Session B: Voice Activated Technology featuring the Amazon Echo
Join us for an interactive session as we share possible educational implications of using voice activated devices in the classroom. See an Amazon Echo in action and try out some of the cool features.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Doran

Pam Doran

Ed Tech, PNW BOCES
avatar for Jennifer Harriton-Wilson, Ed.D.

Jennifer Harriton-Wilson, Ed.D.

Education Technology Coordinator, Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES
Jennifer Harriton-Wilson is a strong advocate of using technology to help shape and sharpen pedagogical practices. Currently the Education Technology Coordinator at PNWBOCES, she is pleased to have this opportunity to learn from one another.


Saturday March 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
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8:00am

Session B: Writing for a Wider Audience: Cultivating Student Writers Through Blogging
"Want to get students interested in and excited about writing? Learn to implement blogging as a consistent routine for students to build stamina, tap into their interests, and give them an audience that reaches beyond their classroom teacher. The blogging unit, including hyperdocs and rubrics, will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Horton

Cassandra Horton

Teacher Integration Teacher, Wappingers Central School District
Cassie Horton is a veteran teacher who has recently become a Technology Integration Specialist in the Wappingers Central School District.  She has focused much of her career on motivating at-risk students in an intervention setting and began creating a blended learning environme... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
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8:00am

Session A (Hands-on) Recharge Your Curriculum With HyperDocs
Participants will learn about the basic principles of HyperDocs and understand how this tool can recharge their curriculum. Participants should come with a topic in mind for a HyperDoc creation to bring back to their classrooms.

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Saturday March 3, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
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8:00am

Session A (hands-on) Reinforcing Literacy in a Makerspace World
Computational thinking, STEM, and the Maker Movement are the leading edge of educational innovation. Once taught in isolation, the trend is for teachers to integrate these concepts across all curriculum areas. We will follow the jigsaw reading strategy to experience and share integrating three literacy strategies into a STEM/Makerspace lesson.

Speakers
avatar for Julianne Ross-Kleinmann

Julianne Ross-Kleinmann

Technology Integration Specialist, Dutchess BOCES
Julianne is the Technology Integration Specialist in the Educational Resources Department of Dutchess County (NY) BOCES Her passion is instructional technology in the service of teaching and learning. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education, an M.S in Early Childhood Education... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2018 8:00am - 10:00am
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9:15am

Session C: Alice - A Creative Coding Project
Alice is an innovative block-based programming environment that makes it easy to create animations, build interactive narratives, or program simple games in 3D. Alice is designed to teach logical and computational thinking skills, fundamental principles of programming and to be a first exposure to object-oriented programming.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Vitek

Karen Vitek

Computer Science Teacher, Spackenkill High School
I am currently teaching online computer studies, AP Computer Science and programming at the high school level.


Saturday March 3, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
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9:15am

Session C: AV Technology for Collaborative Learning Spaces
Active and collaborative pedagogies are resulting in the creation of innovative facility and classroom designs. In addition to furniture and aesthetics, AV technology is a critical component of these strategies. This presentation will discuss the latest display, distribution, audio and control technologies used in collaborative learning environments.

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Saturday March 3, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
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9:15am

Session C: Caution Ahead: Students Take Control of the Wheel
At a loss for how to give students control of the wheel of learning? Then this workshop is for you! Come learn about ideas that involve your school or clasroom STEAM space. From green screen video to create your own virtual reality tour to incorporating coding gadgets, you are sure to drive away with something you are excited about implementing in the classroom.

Saturday March 3, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
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9:15am

Session C: Google Apps in the Special Education Classroom
How can we help facilitate learning for students whose needs differ from others? Google Apps allow us to differentiate instruction quickly and easily! This session will provide you with tools in Google Apps to meet every student’s needs!

Speakers
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Amy Dinkins

Other, Beacon CSD


Saturday March 3, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
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9:15am

Session C: Makerspace playground
Speakers
avatar for Shannon Mersand

Shannon Mersand

School Media Specialist, Yorktown High School
Shannon Mersand is a School Media Specialist at Yorktown High School. She holds a Bachelors in Information Science and Policy with minors in English and Education Studies, as well as a Masters of Library Science and a Masters in Curriculum Development and Instructional Technology... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
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9:15am

Session C: Putting the "A" in STEAM
Teachers of all disciplines can benefit from the integration of the Arts into any curricular design. The Arts can be the catalyst for helping students to make connections between past life experiences and new learning experiences. Learn how the Arts encourage creativity and collaboration as an integral part of their instructional strategy to support life-long learning.


Saturday March 3, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
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9:15am

Session C: Strategies and Resources for Effectively Using Video in the Classroom
How can I provide meaningful learning experiences using video in my classroom? Examine effective vs. ineffective use of video with instruction. Discover ways video can be utilized to engage, assess, and flip learning.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Palmieri

Michelle Palmieri

Technology Integration Specialist, Dutchess BOCES
Certification areas include Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities for grades 1-6. Experience as both a Special Education Teacher and Computer Science Teacher, with M.S. in Integrating Technology into the K-12 Classroom. | I work with teachers in both Hyde Park an... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
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10:15am

Dedicated Exhibitor Time
Saturday March 3, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
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11:00am

Lunch
Saturday March 3, 2018 11:00am - 11:45am
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11:45am

Session D: Harnessing Data and Technology to Increase Student Success: Lessons from Ramapo College
Learn how predictive analytics and early alert tools enable timely interventions; hear senior leaders at Ramapo College share how utilizing the statistical expertise of teaching faculty can facilitate student success. Ramapo will share how data-driven decision-making has transformed campus culture for student success and offer participants strategies for their schools.

Saturday March 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
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11:45am

Session D: Library of Congress Online: an overview of resources for teachers and students
The Library of Congress provides a phenomenal array of online resources from all over the world. After exploring the main components of www.loc.gov, participants will learn how to begin a search for primary sources, and then look closely at materials designed for teachers and students.

Saturday March 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
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11:45am

Session D: Micro Devices for STEAM Education
Over the past several years there has been a revolution in the design and availability of ultra low-cost micro-controllers and microcomputers that can be used to teach most elements of the STEAM curricula in a fun and engaging manner. Join us as we examine the pros and cons and the details of the most popular, powerful, and cost effective of these devices.

Saturday March 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
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11:45am

Session D: My Maps - Taking the Journey into Education
This session will take you on a journey across the globe using My Maps. You will learn a variety of ways to integrate this application through examples and hands-on experiences. Come see student-created examples for supporting all subjects. Let us assist you with exploring App Smashing G Suite for Education with My Maps.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Guyon

Laurie Guyon

Integration Specialist, Schuylerville CSD
Laurie Guyon is an Integration Specialist for Schuylerville Central Schools in New York. She is a Google Educator, Apple Teacher, Flipgrid Educator, Buncee Ambassador, Seesaw Ambassador, Nearpod Educator and PioNear, Sphero Hero, EdTechTeam Teacher Leader and Blogger, Tynker Blu... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
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11:45am

Session D: Starbucks for Kids? Flexible Seating and Student Centered Classroom Redesign
In today's classrooms we should be empowering students with choices that affect their learning. Learn creative ways to redesign your classroom from a sterile learning environment to one where kids actually enjoy the space they are learning in, and consider it a ""destination

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Nikola

Andrew Nikola

Teacher - Elementary, Wappingers Central School District


Saturday March 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
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11:45am

Session D: Use of Social Media in Education: Media Binds or Blinds?
Session outlines: the wide range of meanings participants associated with myth and misconceptions in social media use in education; the impact of developing transdisciplinary media objects (learning modules) and assessment strategies on students’ reaction, and understanding of educational issues; and the ways in which the students respond to Multicultural, Multilingual Multimedia activities.

Speakers
avatar for Melda Yildiz

Melda Yildiz

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


Saturday March 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
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11:45am

Session D: “Making" a difference in the curriculum
Makerspaces create cross-curricular connections and collaboration between teachers and librarians, and are connected to learning standards and domains. Hear how projects have become an integral part of the 9-12 curriculum (modifiable k-8), and include critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, digital citizenship and meet learning standards. Assessment will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Harlin

Richard Harlin

Technology Director/Coordinator, Pine Plains Central School District


Saturday March 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
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11:45am

Session D:Scanography - Using a scanner as a capturing device in the Media Arts Classroom
Scanography, or Copy Art, became popular in the 1970's with the XEROX machine. Come see how students are using the scanner as a capturing device to create unique works of art.

Saturday March 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
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12:55pm

Session F: Coding, Robots, and Your Classroom
Thinking of adding coding to your curriculum, but afraid to take the leap?  Learn ways to integrate coding in any subject, across any grade level.  You will walk away from this session with lessons and ideas about how you can integrate coding on any device and with robots such as Sphero and Wonder Workshop.   

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Guyon

Laurie Guyon

Integration Specialist, Schuylerville CSD
Laurie Guyon is an Integration Specialist for Schuylerville Central Schools in New York. She is a Google Educator, Apple Teacher, Flipgrid Educator, Buncee Ambassador, Seesaw Ambassador, Nearpod Educator and PioNear, Sphero Hero, EdTechTeam Teacher Leader and Blogger, Tynker Blu... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2018 12:55pm - 1:55pm
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12:55pm

Session F: Getting the most out of Google Forms
Google Forms can be used to collect data and even present or assess information. Find out all of the latest features of Google Forms.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Lazarus

Stacey Lazarus

Online professor
Know for problem-solving instructional issues and finding the right application to use


Saturday March 3, 2018 12:55pm - 1:55pm
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12:55pm

Session F: Google Tour Builder: Making Real Connections Across All Subjects
Learning has never been more engaging!  Google Tour Builder is an amazing tool that allows students to create virtual tours using Google Earth.  Students can pick locations on Google Earth ,then add images, descriptions, video, and hyperlinks.  Tour builder can be a powerful application in all subject areas and grades. 

Speakers
avatar for Mallack	Walsh

Mallack Walsh

Founder & Education Coach, NY, EdTechnology Specalists
Mallack Walsh, founder of Ed Technology Specialists, is an enthusiastic veteran educator with a passion for teaching and technology. After receiving a dual degree from Boston College he began working as a teacher at Comsewogue School District in 2003. While there, he became heavi... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2018 12:55pm - 1:55pm
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12:55pm

Session F: Makerspace playground
Saturday March 3, 2018 12:55pm - 1:55pm
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12:55pm

Session F: Opening the Doors to your Classroom with ClassDojo: Student Portfolios
"From classroom management, to student engagement, to parent communication, ClassDojo can help you create a positive classroom community that will make this school year your best year yet. ...and it’s free :)
In this session, teachers will learn how to use ClassDojo to keep in touch with parents easily, without sharing any personal information. Teachers will learn how to message parents on ClassDojo, post photos to Class Story, and set “quiet hours”. Parents can also translate posts into their native language, cutting across language barriers!

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Magyar

Kristen Magyar

STREAM Teacher PreK-Grade 5, Highland Falls Fort Montgomery Central School District


Saturday March 3, 2018 12:55pm - 1:55pm
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12:55pm

Session F: Who is responsible for protecting student data? It's You!
Do you know where your student and teacher data are? Do you know who is responsible for the data in your district? Do you know what to do and what not to do when it comes to utilizing student data in educational software programs? Join us and learn how the 12 Regional Information Centers in New York have come together to offer a family of services to address district's data integration and login needs while maintaining the privacy and security of district data.

Speakers
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Madalyn Romano

Manager, Customer Relations, LHRIC / RIC One


Saturday March 3, 2018 12:55pm - 1:55pm
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12:55pm

Session F:Elementary Project Based Learning & STEAM
Project Based Learning, with STEAM integration, organizes curriculum and instruction around authentic student questions to ensure concepts and skills are acquired within real-world contexts. This methodology encourages students to pursue inquiries and solve problems that are relevant to the world in which they live by building skills in critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. The integration of mathematics, science, and engineering integrated with digital literacy and art, assists students in developing and utilizing 21st century learning skills. Through Project Based Learning, a teaching method in which students authentically gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge; as well as integrating technology, students complete STEAM projects over the course of approximately six to eight weeks. During this workshop, presenters will model the process of planning a project based learning unit for participants to replicate in their classrooms.

Speakers
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Kathryn Zingaro

Teacher, P.S. 376
Grade 3 Gifted & Talented Teacher at P.S. 376 School of Technology and Showcase School for NYC DOE.


Saturday March 3, 2018 12:55pm - 1:55pm
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1:00pm

Session E (Hands-on) How to Host a "Scratch Day" Event
Scratchers who use the Scratch programming language developed at the MIT Media Lab celebrate Scratch and other computational thinking programming languages with a yearly event called Scratch Day. In this presentation I will share with you what I’ve learned about hosting a Scratch event for varied audiences sizes and ages.

Speakers
avatar for Julianne Ross-Kleinmann

Julianne Ross-Kleinmann

Technology Integration Specialist, Dutchess BOCES
Julianne is the Technology Integration Specialist in the Educational Resources Department of Dutchess County (NY) BOCES Her passion is instructional technology in the service of teaching and learning. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education, an M.S in Early Childhood Education... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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1:00pm

Session E (Hands-on) Reading, Writing, Publishing in the Cloud: How 5th Graders CAN work diligently
New this year for students at our school was the combination of Cloud-based reading using MyON, composing notes in an online document, and publishing using Sway and PowerPoint. Fifth graders became experienced researchers, writers and publishers in the Cloud, surprising everyone by making losing their work a thing of the past.

Speakers
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Ellen Harp

Teacher, Brighton CSD


Saturday March 3, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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1:00pm

Session E (Hands-on) Unleash the Power of Collaborative Gaming in the Classroom
Learn how to take something students HAVE to do and turn it into something they GET to do. Participants will engage in hands-on demonstrations of the most engaging and exciting game-based learning applications available to teachers today. Discover how these awesome applications make learning fun, meaningful, and exciting.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Aaroz

Lee Aaroz

District Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Lawrence Public Schools
Lee Araoz provides job-embedded professional development on a daily basis as an instructional coach, teacher trainer, and assistive technology consultant. He is a Google Certified Educator who has presented extensively in school districts, college campuses and at educational conf... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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1:00pm

Session E (Hands-on) Using 3D Printing in the K-12 Classroom
Participants will be given a presentation of various 3D printing lessons that can be used with elementary, middle and high school students. Following, participants will have the opportunity to use Tinkercad, iPad apps and/or OpenSCAD, so they can explore first-hand how these programs can be used in their classrooms.


Saturday March 3, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
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2:00pm

Session G: A New Awareness of the Universe We Live In
Using the software, Red Shift, the presentation will explore the past, present, and future of celestial bodies, including planets, moons, comets, and satellites and include eclipse events. NASA resources will also be shown to give new awareness of the universe we live in.

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Saturday March 3, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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2:00pm

Session G: Efficient Tips for Google Admins
Come participate in a round table discussion about efficient ways to work with Google Admin Console. Participants will have an opportunity to share and model best practices, including: Configuring and managing Organizations and Sub-Organizations, Settings and the use of Clever for Single Sign-on.

Speakers
avatar for Mallack	Walsh

Mallack Walsh

Founder & Education Coach, NY, EdTechnology Specalists
Mallack Walsh, founder of Ed Technology Specialists, is an enthusiastic veteran educator with a passion for teaching and technology. After receiving a dual degree from Boston College he began working as a teacher at Comsewogue School District in 2003. While there, he became heavi... Read More →


Saturday March 3, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

Session G: Getting the most out of Google Forms
Google Forms can be used to collect data and even present or assess information. Find out all of the latest features of Google Forms.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Lazarus

Stacey Lazarus

Online professor
Know for problem-solving instructional issues and finding the right application to use


Saturday March 3, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
TBA

2:00pm

Session G: Google Chrome Extensions: Using Tech Superpowers to Enhance Teaching and Learning
Google Chrome extensions are like superpowers for your web browser, extending the capabilities of the browser. Teachers will explore Chrome extensions that are designed for educators and students. Participants will examine Chrome extensions such as Talk and Comment, Draftback, Screencastify, Polling in Google Slides, Extensity, and EasyBib Toolbar, among others. 

Speakers
avatar for Mallack	Walsh

Mallack Walsh

Founder & Education Coach, NY, EdTechnology Specalists
Mallack Walsh, founder of Ed Technology Specialists, is an enthusiastic veteran educator with a passion for teaching and technology. After receiving a dual degree from Boston College he began working as a teacher at Comsewogue School District in 2003. While there, he became heavi... Read More →



Saturday March 3, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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2:00pm

Session G: Social Media as a Professional Learning Network
We spend time on social media accounts. Explore how to leverage them for professional growth and find amazing resources! (Domain IV work here as well!)

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Redeker

Jonathan Redeker

Technology Director/Coordinator, Goshen CSD
Model the way. Inspire a shared vision. Challenge the process. Enable others to act. Encourage the heart. #rEDTECHguy


Saturday March 3, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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2:00pm

Session G: The Joy of Group work, or not - skills still needed
College students do not love - or even like - group projects. Project Management often requires working in a team. How do you put this together in a Project Management class? In this session we will examine some available tools for project collaboration and team work for students and educators.

Speakers
avatar for Paula Cancro

Paula Cancro

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


Saturday March 3, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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3:00pm

Closing and Raffle
Saturday March 3, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
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3:00pm

Closing and Raffle
Saturday March 3, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
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