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Wednesday, August 15
 

7:30am

7:30am

Registration Begins
Registration

Wednesday August 15, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am
Library

8:15am

Welcome and Ramp UP Session
Wednesday August 15, 2018 8:15am - 8:45am
Library

8:45am

21st Century Learning with G Suite and LEGO WeDo 2.0
Get a glimpse of how one teacher combines Chromebooks, G Suite tools, LEGO WeDo, and 21st century skills into one fun and engaging unit. 

Speakers
avatar for Christopher LaBarge

Christopher LaBarge

Teacher, Cairo-Durham CSD


Wednesday August 15, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Room 111
  • Session Strand STEAM Education

8:45am

ENL APPs & Online Resources
Participants will explore a variety of apps and online resources that help English Learners access content and participate more fully in classes through translations, scaffolding options, and enhanced engagement opportunities. 

Speakers
SS

Sandy Strock

RBERN Resource Specialist, Questar III


Wednesday August 15, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Room 109
  • Session Strand Technology Integration

8:45am

Keyboarding Without Tears
Keyboarding Without Tears is web-based and can be used on PC’s, Mac’s, Chromebooks, ipads, and tablets.  Our program integrates with your student information system and can be used in the classroom and/or at home.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Room 116

8:45am

Tips, Tricks, & Pointers for Taking Google Classroom Further
If you have started using it, you know that Google Classroom offers a wide range of easy options for taking your classroom beyond its four walls. In this informative session, you will learn about more advanced techniques and instructional ideas for making the most of Google Classroom to share, enhance, and deliver your instruction.

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Room 117
  • Session Strand Technology Integration

8:45am

SMART Learning Suite -  The Fusion of Technology and Learning
Join Teq as we demonstrates the features of SMART iq, SMART lab and  SMART Learning Suite Online. This session will demonstrate the powerful impact of SMART Learning suite by focusing on student engagement, differentiated instruction and  data collection. Participants will see how easy it is to interact with students, share content and give all students a voice with individualized interactives using the cloud based SMART Learning Suite Online. SMART Learning Suite Online is a gamechanger when delivering lessons in real time with students, visit this session to see exactly how!
 

Speakers
avatar for TEQ

TEQ

Teq


Wednesday August 15, 2018 8:45am - 9:45am
Room 104
  • Session Strand Technology Integration

8:45am

Breakout EDU
Breakout EDU incorporates real-world problem solving and collaboration among participants.  These educational activities are similar to popular shopping mall attractions such as Mystery Rooms and Escape Rooms.  Participants work together to solve a series of puzzles and tasks using clues, hints, and strategy.  Traditional Breakout EDU activities contain physical locks as well as digital components.  Digital Breakout EDU activities can also be done entirely on a device with internet access.  Breakout EDU activities can be used with students of all ages in all subject areas.  During this session, participants will experience both a traditional and digital version of a Breakout EDU activity.  There will also be time to explore premade Breakout EDU activities as well as learn how to make your own. 

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Proper

Ryan Proper

Technology Integration Specialist, Taconic Hills Central School District
I have served as a PreK-12 Technology Integration Specialist at Taconic Hills CSD for the past 3 years. In addition, I have facilitated workshops through the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center on topics including Google Classroom, G Suite, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Flipped... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 8:45am - 10:30am
Room 110
  • Session Strand Technology Integration

9:50am

Engaging Students with Robots
Speakers
avatar for Hilary Dee

Hilary Dee

Model Schools Coordinator, NERIC
avatar for Colin Strainge

Colin Strainge

Tech Playground Supervisor, NERIC
Talk to me about coding and robots in the classroom, maker spaces in the schools, technology planning, and learning spaces. Although I started life as a social studies teacher, I believe literacy and problem-based learning are the keys to life-long learning.Changing the way teachers... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 109
  • Session Strand Robotics

9:50am

Making Time - One of the Biggest Challenges Administrators Face
Discover apps/extensions that are suited to assist administrators in some way to save time where there is extra to be spared. The best apps/extensions for administrators will always be those that optimize bulky processes, and bring meaningful data together in the simplest, quickest, and most accessible form. 

Speakers
avatar for Antonio "Tiney" Abitabile

Antonio "Tiney" Abitabile

Hudson High School Principal, Hudson City School District
avatar for Ian MacCormack

Ian MacCormack

Associate Principal, Hudson City School District


Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 111
  • Session Strand Technology Integration

9:50am

The Ins & Outs of Google Photos
Google offers a wealth of tools for content creation, organization and file management and one of their more useful but perhaps overlooked is Google Photos, a powerhouse for storing, sharing, as well as integrating photos into Documents, Sheets, and Slides. Among its features for organizing and sharing pictures directly from the cloud, one set of features that is definitely worth a closer look is its Assistant, which lets teachers or students create albums, stories, collages, animations, and movies with ease!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Room 117
  • Session Strand Technology Integration

10:15am

Coffee Break with Exhibitors
Wednesday August 15, 2018 10:15am - 10:30am
Cafeteria

10:30am

Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Classroom
Technology allow us to bring the real world into our classrooms in many ways.
 Take a virtual field trip to almost anywhere in our world and beyond, interact with handheld holograms, and bring traditional classroom activities to life.  Bring topics and concept ideas that your students are learning about and leave with engaging activities to enhance your curriculum. 

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Proper

Ryan Proper

Technology Integration Specialist, Taconic Hills Central School District
I have served as a PreK-12 Technology Integration Specialist at Taconic Hills CSD for the past 3 years. In addition, I have facilitated workshops through the Greater Capital Region Teacher Center on topics including Google Classroom, G Suite, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Flipped... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 110
  • Session Strand Augmented and Virtual Reality

10:30am

Enhancing Student Engagement with Primary Sources
Using primary sources in the classroom allows students to develop knowledge, skills, and analytical abilities across content areas. With primary sources teachers can create authentic learning experiences that empower students to ask questions, think critically, make inferences, and develop reasoned explanations and interpretations based on evidence. Participants will work through a series of primary sources using a variety of protocols to develop content knowledge in science and social studies. Participants will also learn how the school librarians can support the learning and integrate technology into the classroom learning activities.     

Speakers
TA

Tasha Anderson

Social Studies Specialist, Questar III
JB

Jane Bentley

School Library Services, Questar III
DE

Donna Eager

School Librarian, Questar III


Wednesday August 15, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 116
  • Session Strand Technology Integration

10:30am

Socratic Seminar, Meet Social Media
Learn the basics of how and why to conduct classroom discussions with the Socratic Circle method PLUS learn how to use "Backchannel Chat" as a total-engagement tool in a device-friendly classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Fiess

Sarah Fiess

Tech Valley High School, School Outreach Coordinator
Sarah is a classroom veteran, working in education since 2002. She taught English, Social Studies, and G&T (with some exciting side projects in theater and student publishing) before working as a Literacy Coach and trainer. Now she provides PD that is tailored to the unique program... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Room 104
  • Session Strand Technology Integration

10:50am

Coffee Break with Exhibitors
Wednesday August 15, 2018 10:50am - 11:05am
Cafeteria

11:05am

Best Practices of Online Safety & Successful 1-to-1 Device Rollout
This presentation will highlight the Do's and Dont's to support teachers, students and administrators in the appropriate training, rollout and on-going assessment of the above plan.  

Speakers
EA

Edward A. Spence

K-12 Director of Instruction & Tech / District Data Administrator, Chester UFSD


Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Room 111
  • Session Strand Google Apps for Education

11:05am

Power Tips & Tricks to Google Slides
Creating and delivering presentations is a part of any teacher’s workflow and during this session, you will learn some of the advantages as well as cool ideas you can implemented creating presentations online that can delivered from any device, engage your audience, and leverage some of the awesome tools found only in Google Slides. Please come with your own presentations and we will take them to the next level in this informative, exciting workshop!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Room 117
  • Session Strand Technology Integration

11:05am

Storyboard That -- an innovative tool to add visuals to your classroom
Storyboard That is a cartooning / presentation program. This easy-to-use program is perfect for generating creative and gripping visuals from literature, history, or for classroom expectations.  

Speakers
KM

Kelsey Mele

High School Special Education Teacher
avatar for Mike Morelli

Mike Morelli

Teacher, Greenville Central School
Mike Morelli has been a high school English teacher for 20 years. He regularly incorporates technology into his practice to make lessons more visual and for students to use for creative projects. Talk to him about the program Storyboardthat which using allows students to create cartoons... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 11:05am - 12:05pm
Room 109
  • Session Strand Technology Integration

12:05pm

LUNCH
Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:05pm - 12:50pm
Cafeteria

12:30pm

Harnessing the Power of the Chrome with these Extensions
This workshop will provide a hands on experience where participants will explore Google Chrome Extensions. Please bring your a Chromebook and or laptop to investigate the extensions. Extensions are not available for mobile devices (Phones and Tablets). Check out the presentation at: goo.gl/zSQETd. 

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 110
  • Session Strand Technology Integration

12:30pm

STEAM Makerspace
Join us to discuss tips for implementing your own Makerspace, and have your own time to explore various technologies typically explored in Makerspaces! We will explore a variety of options including Sparkfun, Robotis, Pi-top and more. All of these options allow you to engage students in coding, circuitry and maker activities. 

Speakers
avatar for TEQ

TEQ

Teq


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room 104
  • Session Strand STEAM Education

12:50pm

Introduction to Google Cardboard & Expeditions
Come see the world in a whole new way you never imagined! Within the last few years, Google has entered into exciting world of Virtual Reality! Cardboard is Google’s low cost, fascinating solution that uses low cost viewer hardware combined with a mobile phone to create immersive, rich media experiences. During this hands on session, participants will learn about how the technology works, where it is heading in education with Google Expeditions, and how you can get started with exploring this exciting technology today!

Speakers

Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:50pm - 2:00pm
Room 117
  • Session Strand Technology Integration

12:50pm

Physical Computing with Tiny Devices
An Introduction to some of the many tiny computers that can help students learn the components of STEAM education through physical computing. 

Speakers
avatar for Richard Harlin

Richard Harlin

Director of Technology, Pine Plains Central School District


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:50pm - 2:00pm
Room 116
  • Session Strand STEAM Education

12:50pm

The Natives are Restless! Approaches for Digital Citizenship
Approaching the tough topic of Digital Citizenship is especially hard for "digital immigrants" like parents and teachers who find that they are increasingly speaking a different language from younger "digital immigrants."  Learn more about the Common Sense Education curriculum available and some effective approaches to teaching safety and citizenship in the online world.  

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Fiess

Sarah Fiess

Tech Valley High School, School Outreach Coordinator
Sarah is a classroom veteran, working in education since 2002. She taught English, Social Studies, and G&T (with some exciting side projects in theater and student publishing) before working as a Literacy Coach and trainer. Now she provides PD that is tailored to the unique program... Read More →


Wednesday August 15, 2018 12:50pm - 2:00pm
Room 109
  • Session Strand STEAM Education

2:00pm

Ramp Down and Closing (Door Prize Raffle)
Wednesday August 15, 2018 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Library