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Sunday, April 17
 

1:00pm

Explain Everything Master Class
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn all of the ins and outs of Explain Everything, a unique interactive screencasting whiteboard and how it can be used in support of teaching, learning, and assessment.

Speakers

Sunday April 17, 2016 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Centennial
 
Monday, April 18
 

8:30am

Making the K-12 College Connection
The Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta houses our nation’s largest student-run design, build, and play makerspace called the Invention Studio. The Studio has been in operation since 2008 and currently has a footprint of around 4,500 square feet with equipment worth over $1.5M available for all students across the campus. On a daily basis, about 400 people use the Invention Studio for their projects. Two members of the faculty, Dr. Amit Jariwala and Dr. Julie Linsey, have been supporting the student organization that staffs the Invention Studio. Dr. Jariwala oversees the operational aspects, and Dr. Linsey conducts research on the teaching and learning aspects of the Invention Studio. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Jariwala and Dr. Linsey deliver our Monday keynote presentation, which will also include a presentation by two of the Invention Studio's student leaders, Lauren Murphy and Thomas Spencer.

Speakers
LM

Lauren Murphy

President, Invention Studio at Georgia Tech
TL

Thomas Lee Spencer

I am pursuing a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (B.S. and M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology). My research lies at the intersection of fluid dynamics, mechatronics, and biology. For this research, 3D printing is essential to recreate the complex biological structures enabling animals... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am
Ellington DEF

10:15am

The Worlds of Tech and Ed - Bridging the Divide
How often have you heard teachers complain that technology professionals don't understand the impact their activities have on their curricular plans? Conversely, how about technology professionals expressing frustration with lack of educator cooperation or with being viewed as less than an integral part of a functioning school? In this session, we will explore these issues and discuss ways to ensure professionals from both backgrounds can better understand each other and work together more effectively. Ultimately, this is critical because the impact of technology in education will only continue to increase and our efforts to foster collegial relationships will only result in higher quality educational experiences for the students we ultimately serve.

Speakers
avatar for Justin Culley

Justin Culley

Director of Education Technology, The Branson School
I am the director of educational technology at The Branson School. I have taught high school science for 14 years both in the Bay Area and in Hawaii. I have spent many years exploring ways to enhance my own curriculum with technology and assisting other educators with their technology... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Inman

10:15am

Meet the Invention Studio Team
Inspired by the Keynote? Come and meet with the members of iDREAM, the student run maker space at Georgia Tech University and learn more about their program and approach.

Speakers
LM

Lauren Murphy

President, Invention Studio at Georgia Tech


Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Ellington DEF

10:15am

Deep Dive: Digital Citizenship
In a school community, Digital Citizenship is everyone’s responsibility – administration, faculty, staff, students and parents.  This Deep Dive Session will examine all aspects of the role of digital citizenship on your campus.  There will be three parts to the session.


  • Session leaders will present the methods they are using to teach their school communities to be responsible members of the digital world.

  • Session leaders and participants will discuss the resources they use to educate faculty/staff, 

  • students and parents in safe, ethical and productive digital behaviors.  

  • Participants will have an opportunity to design a piece of curriculum and get feedback from the group before taking this work back to their schools.


Speakers
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Susan Bearden

Director of Information Technology, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Susan M. Bearden is the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, FL. She frequently presents about education technology, digital citizenship, and social media at conferences, including the International Society for Technology in Education... Read More →
avatar for Matt Scully

Matt Scully

Director of Technology, Providence Day School
Director of Technology focused on building the best possible learning environments with interests including designing instructional spaces, digital citizenship, motivation, and balance between rigor and quality instruction.
avatar for Dana Smith

Dana Smith

Director of Educational Technology, Greensboro Day School


Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 12:00pm
Ellington C

10:15am

Deep Dive: Technology I have; Integrate you will!
Limited Capacity full
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Implementation vs. Integration - often schools rapidly adopt the implementation of technology with devices thrust into the thirsty hands of the faculty and students in 1:1 programs across the ecosystem - but what’s next? Technology integration is more than just an LMS or homework turned in online. It demands a change of pedagogical mindset for faculty and a different approach to teaching and learning for both the teacher and the student in terms of planning and outcomes. Join us in a session that considers how any school can build a roadmap to successful and sustainable technology integration. Using Design Thinking to reflect on various recognized models; SAMR, T-Pack and LoTi, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on these authentic technology integration tools and discuss methods to engage their faculty to use technology as part of their planning process. Participants will evaluate which of these powerful integration tools might be best suited to their context and consider their personal action planning to deliver them, leaving the session with a roadmap to navigate their school to a deeper understanding of integration over implementation.

Access our presentation for all resources by clicking here! 

Speakers
avatar for Dawn Berkeley

Dawn Berkeley

Educational Technology Coordinator, St. Albans School
Google Apps for Education iPad Integration Curriculum Planning
avatar for Chris Stephenson

Chris Stephenson

Director of Academic Technology, Saint Edward's School
I’ve been an educator for over 23 years.  An ardent geographer by trade, I’ve spent my formal career enjoying new technologies and their potential for teaching and learning.  Currently the Director of Academic Technology PreK - 12 at Saint Edward’s School, Vero Beach Florida... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 12:00pm
Ravinia

10:15am

Deep Dive: Makerspaces: Early Implementation
A deep-dive exploration into the process of early implementation of a Makerspace by looking at three case studies of schools in California and Hawaii, covering grades K-12. Topics will include visioning, design, planning, funding, building community buy-in, outfitting, staffing, fostering a culture of innovation, developing curriculum, and establishing cooperative learning outcomes for your space. Following our stories, join us for a hands-on tinkering activity to bring back to your campus!

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Cole-Farrell

Nicholas Cole-Farrell

Director of Technology, The Brandeis School of San Francisco
Nicholas is the Director of Technology at The Brandeis School- where he runs the IT, EdTech, Media Resource and Maker programmes. In 2015, he designed, led a community fundraising project to endow, and worked to construct CREATE+BUILD- two unique spaces focusing on tinkering and making... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Dillon

Matthew Dillon

Lower School STEM/FabLab Teacher, 'Iolani School
P. Matthew Dillon began teaching in the public schools of New York State in 1986 and has been a self-contained classroom teacher for kdg, 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th grades. Dillon moved to Hawaii in 2010 to become the Kdg-5th grade science teacher at Island Pacific Academy. In 2012, he became... Read More →
avatar for Gabriel Yanagihara

Gabriel Yanagihara

Video Game Design Teacher, 'Iolani School
Gabriel Yanagihara is a video game programming teacher at 'Iolani School's new Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership. There, he teaches students how to program their own video games as well as coordinate Minecraft learning workshops and teacher development events. He graduated... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 10:15am - 12:00pm
Ellington A

11:15am

Action Research and Google Apps to Create Positive Change
The interactive presentation will provide a crash course on the action research process utilized in Vanderbilt University’s Independent School Leadership M.Ed. program and how to apply it to create innovative professional development practices and enhance school culture. The entire process will be shaped through the collaborative lens of Google Apps for Education.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Huitt

Kevin Huitt

Lead Teacher for Instructional Technology, Brandon Hall School
Kevin has worked at The Brandon Hall School in Atlanta, GA for the past 18 years. In addition to being the Lead Teacher for Instructional Technology, he is also an American Literature teacher, a soccer coach, and a basketball coach. Kevin is a Google Certified Educator and has led... Read More →
avatar for Justin Ryder

Justin Ryder

Dean of Faculty, Brandon Hall School
Justin Ryder is the Dean of Faculty at Brandon Hall School in Atlanta, GA. Justin has worked in various departments of independent schools in both San Francisco and Atlanta, including admissions, financial aid, and athletics. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Swarthmore College and... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
Ardmore

11:15am

Design Thinking: Getting the Show on the Road
In this session you will receive a crash course on the design thinking process, including the steps involved and how to solve real world problems with your students. In addition, you will see how my school implemented design thinking in the lower school and branched out to the other divisions. I will walk you through a manageable and stress-free way to begin design thinking in your own school, from getting teacher buy-in to starting up your own design thinking lab. It's not as hard as it looks and the rewards are great!

Speakers
avatar for Megan Judy

Megan Judy

Technology Integration Specialist, St. Johns Country Day School
Educational BackgroundB.A. - Elementary and Special Education (Elon University)M.Ed. - Gifted Education (Elon University)Masters Instructional Technology (Appalachian State University)Teaching Background2nd Grade Special Education - Southern Elementary (New Castle, DE)4th Grade... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
Centennial

1:30pm

Strategies for Effective Faculty and Staff Professional Development
Limited Capacity full
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This session is designed to crowdsource effective strategies for meaningful professional development for faculty and staff. Faculty and staff have precious little time to nurture a growth mindset and work on essential skills. Join us in this session as we share effective strategies to partner with administration, gain valuable time in the schedule, and provide motivation and incentive for all members of the adult learning community.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Taverna

Mike Taverna

Director of Education Technology, Stevenson School
Results driven professional educator, instructional designer, trainer, curriculum developer, and technology specialist offering innovative solutions to 21st Century learners using skills and expertise acquired over 25 years of teaching in diverse instructional roles. Successful in... Read More →



Monday April 18, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Pittman

1:30pm

Making: Children, Computers and Powerful Ideas
While this presentation will explore the virtues of learning-by-making and its theoretical and historical contexts, we will discuss the structural changes necessary to for schools to gain benefit from the maker movement. We must recognize that making is not new, but may still become a short-term fad without a coherent constructive educational vision having little to do with the construction of a “space.” The roles of expertise, continuous growth, prompt setting, project development, and curricular design to create the conditions necessary for sustaining and learning from making. The presenter is the co-author of Invent to Learn - Making, Tinkering, and Engineering, called "the bible of the maker movement in schools" and has thirty-four years of experience helping teachers around the world create the learning conditions for learning by making.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Stager

Gary Stager

CEO, Constructing Modern Knowledge


Monday April 18, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Dunwoody

1:30pm

Deep Dive: Design Thinking and Space
Limited Capacity full
Adding this to your schedule will put you on the waitlist.

Ed-Tech leaders, many who are rapidly acquiring titles such as Directors of Innovation, need to co-lead learning space transformations. Schools are scrambling to modernize their buildings in light of new knowledge about teaching and learning in the 21st century. How can ed-tech leaders become key catalysts and collaborators thinking beyond "technology" and beyond "maker-spaces?"How can we catalyze the conditions within the school community to launch bold project visions? Who should we seek out? Who should be involved? 
Join us for an interactive and generative design-thinking process.  We'll consider renovations to existing spaces such as: converting libraries into multifunctional Learning Commons; adapting computer labs to multi­-use student­-centered Spark Studios; transitioning a dozen K­12 classrooms into Learning Studios; and converting single ­function public spaces into multi­function Learning Commons.

Speakers
avatar for Howard Levin

Howard Levin

Director of Educational Innovation, Convent and Stuart Hall Schools of the Sacred Hear
Director of Educational Innovation and Information Services Convent and Stuart Hall Schools of the Sacred Heart - San Francisco. Former Director of Technology, The Urban School of SF + other admin, teaching (history/oral history) and other stuff over 26 years in independent schools... Read More →
avatar for Denise Musselwhite

Denise Musselwhite

Director of Technology, Trinity Preparatory School
Denise joined Trinity Prep as the Director of Technology in 2000, leading and supporting the school's educational technology operations through substantial change, including an award winning 1:1 BYOD, the Malone Scholars Online Network consortium, and the construction and renovation... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Ellington A

1:30pm

Deep Dive: No “One Size Fits All” in 1:1- Critical Choices in Launching and Sustaining Successful iPad Programs
Explore the critical choices for constructing a successful 1:1 iPad program. From initial planning to ongoing management, draw on our multiple years of experience in two successful programs taking different approaches. Examine options and trade-offs in designing your own program and participate in small-group discussion to investigate what would work best in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Ulansey-Tkach

Sarah Ulansey-Tkach

Technology Dept Coordinator & iPad Program Manager, Castilleja School
I manage ~450 school-owned iPads in a 6-12 girls' school. I also assist with tech support, events, purchasing, onboarding/trainings, and imaging. My professional interests include all things iPads, design thinking, girls in STEM, and the "hows" of great professional development. I... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Centennial

2:30pm

Best Practices in All-Girls Schools (Panel Discussion)
Join a panel of girls’ school technology directors to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities surrounding girls and technology. We will include research based pedagogical approaches as well as practical application. Discover how creativity, collaboration, communication, and real-world application provide the vision and structure for these best practices.

Moderators
TW

Tom Wadbrook

Director of Academic and Administrative Technology, Marlborough School

Speakers
avatar for Jason Curtis

Jason Curtis

Director of Technology, The Hockaday School
Jason has been working in educational technology for the last 16 years, working in public and independent, and all girls' school settings. He has had opportunities to lead technology programs at schools across the country, implementing standardized 1:1 and BYOD programs. He is fascinated... Read More →
avatar for Barry Kallmeyer

Barry Kallmeyer

Chief Information Officer, Hathaway Brown School
Barry Kallmeyer has worked as a Middle School teacher and technology coordinator since 1997. From 2011 to 2015, Barry served as the Director of Academic Technology. In 2015, Hathaway Brown School developed a Chief Information Officer role, and Barry transitioned to that position... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Pittman

2:30pm

Curricular Intersections with Making
Limited Capacity full
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Where does making intersect with the curriculum? Join this panel as we discuss ways of bringing hands-on discovery into the curriculum. See practical applications for integrating making into existing curriculum & harnessing teachers and specialists as some of the most valuable resources for collaboration and implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Bologna

Jim Bologna

Director of Technology, Co-Director of the CTL, Windward School
Jim Bologna has served the Windward community as Director of Technology since 2004, the Co-Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning since 2005, the Co-Director of the Windward Institute since 2014, and the Science and Technology Department Administrative Co-Chair from 2007... Read More →
avatar for Amy Dugre

Amy Dugre

Director of Technology, The WIllows Community School
Founding Director of Technology at The Willows. Mother of three children - all currently in 3 different schools at each division: elementary, middle, and high school. Spearheaded the 1-1 laptop program for grades 3-8, works closely with faculty and staff to ensure seamless integration... Read More →
avatar for John Umekubo

John Umekubo

Director of Technology, St. Matthew's Parish School
John Umekubo is the Director of Technology at St. Matthew’s Parish School, a PS-8 Episcopal day school in Pacific Palisades, CA. John oversees all technology initiatives at the school, including the 1:1 iPad program and two new innovation spaces. He teaches 7th grade technology... Read More →


Monday April 18, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Piedmont
 
Tuesday, April 19
 

9:00am

Watering at the Roots: Catalyzing Organizational Change with a Collaborative Inquiry
How can leaders effect pedagogical change by inviting faculty to become agents of curricular evolution? Even in long-standing, traditional schools, responsiveness to new realities can become part of institutional process with teachers at the helm. Join us for a case study in focusing educator genius on new academic horizons.

How do we remain true to our core mission and values, while stepping intentionally and definitively into possibilities afforded by new technology? Our nonagenarian K-12 progressive school has just undertaken an all-faculty inquiry of new trends precipitated across the larger culture by technological innovations. We’ll share a framework that we call “departmental inquiry,” which allows the school to become a learning organization in the face of disruptive trends in industry, arts, and academia. This will appeal to any technology leader looking for the means to structure group process in a way that catalyzes and directs curricular and pedagogical development, while investing all teachers in the outcomes. We will take a look not only at the specific topics about which we chose to inquire, but also the structure of the inquiry, supporting resources, and the deliverables for which each department is responsible. Finally, we will discuss some of the developments that arose from conversations around the departmental inquiries. While the inquiry prompts certainly deepen the level of discussion in meetings of faculty, personalities can become an issue, and fissures that lie below the surface of professionalism can come to have a strong impact on educators’ responses to institutional change. The departmental inquiry structure is a way to manage the natural tension that arises from changing times.

Bush Departmental Inquiry Map

Speakers
avatar for Ethan Delavan

Ethan Delavan

Director of Technology, The Bush School
Ethan has been leading change in educational technology for lo these twenty years. His current position allows him to help effect pedagogical evolution while bringing to bear the tools necessary to make it happen. He'd be delighted to have you contact him and even visit.



Tuesday April 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Centennial

9:00am

Information Technology, Libraries, and Ed Tech: Fight, Coexist, or Thrive?
Technology and library teams thrive together and die alone. Come hear about our three year journey as a merged Information and Innovation Team. We will reflect on the historical turf wars in this space and how they create opportunities, consider the merged approach through an LMS rollout case study, and share why a merged team accomplishes more than a house divided.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Ehrenfried

Michael Ehrenfried

Chief Information Officer, Kent Denver School
avatar for Audrey Imhoff

Audrey Imhoff

Director of Libraries and Academic Technology, Kent Denver School


Tuesday April 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Ellington C

9:00am

Badging: Illuminating Pathways of Learning
The term badge evokes a variety of emotions-from deep excitement to pure repugnance. But what is a badge really? Merely a token to represent affiliation or ability? Or could it potentially be much more? Join us on a journey through discovery, development, and implementation of a badging system that can change the culture of an organization and illuminate learning pathways.

Speakers
CL

Chrissy Levinson

Middle School Teacher, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
AW

Amy Wilkes

Middle School Teacher, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School


Tuesday April 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Piedmont

9:00am

Integrating Engineering Design, Computational Thinking, and 21st-Century Skills
Discover an innovative, research-based, standards-aligned high school course that engages students in integrated engineering design, computational thinking, and 21st century skills. Developed with funding from the National Science Foundation, Engineer Your World employs a unique series of STEM design challenges to engage students in authentic engineering practices in a project-based environment. Explore the curriculum and teacher support network, learn about dual enrollment opportunities, and discover funding opportunities to help offset implementation costs.

Speakers
CF

Cheryl Farmer

Director of Precollege Engneering Education Initiatives, The University of Texas at Austin
cheryl.farmer@mail.utexas.eduI have worked at the interface of secondary and post-secondary engineering education for more than a decade. As the founding program director of the NSF-funded UTeachEngineering program, I have led the development, launch, and growth of an innovative high... Read More →


Tuesday April 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Ardmore

9:00am

PD Crossfit: Get your Teaching Skills in Shape One Hour at a Time!
Join Laura Flynn, Director of eLearning at Louisville High School and Jackie Christensen of Blackbaud as they share how a Learning Management System helps deliver professional development while modeling online/blended learning and providing individual choice. Discuss successes and challenges when it comes to working with adult learners with a wide variety of needs and

Speakers
avatar for Laura Flynn

Laura Flynn

Director of Educational Technology, Louisville High School


Tuesday April 19, 2016 9:00am - 9:45am
Inman

10:00am

Girls & STEM: Making it Happen
Limited Capacity full
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Are there ways that work to interest more girls in STEM? This session will explore research, resources, and best practices to involve girls of all ages in STEM learning. Hands-on projects and tools from the Maker Movement can engage girls (and all learners) in STEM activities that matter.

Speakers
avatar for Sylvia Martinez

Sylvia Martinez

Author and Independent Education Consultant, Constructing Modern Knowledge
Sylvia is co-author of “Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom”, a new book advocating authentic learning using modern technology, real world design principles, and hands-on experiences. The book has been hailed as the “Bible of the Maker Movement... Read More →


Tuesday April 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Dunwoody

10:00am

Why IT Needs to Think Ahead of Education
Why IT needs to be engaged.  The Five Keys to a Tech Rich Learning Environment.

The session goes in to why IT needs to be actively involved with academics and how the wall between the two can be torn down. We cover how this was done at my school. 

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Shields

Anthony Shields

Director of Information Systems, The Epstein School


Tuesday April 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Inman

10:00am

Connect and Reflect: Faith Based Schools
How can technology reflect and embody the religious mission and culture of your school? Come join this unconference-style attendee-led session to discuss the challenges and rewards and strategies of working at faith-based schools.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Training Room B

1:30pm

Connect and Reflect: Boarding Schools
How can you best support your school's 24/7 technology needs? Come join this unconference-style attendee-led session to discuss the challenges and rewards and strategies of working at boarding schools.

Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Training Room B

1:30pm

Personalized Learning
This session will introduce and define personalized learning, and explore possibilities for success and note pitfalls. Personalized learning offers a creative means for reaching each learner.  Giving learners the tools and opportunity to explore, create, experiment, and try again inspires them to become investigators of their world, attempt to solve problems, and bridge gaps of knowledge independently, collaboratively, and resourcefully. In personalized classrooms (and PD) learners have greater agency, and have opportunities for greater creative expression and higher-order learning.



Speakers

Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:30pm - 2:15pm
Dunwoody

1:30pm

Deep Dive: Redesigning Professional Development: Come with questions, leave with a plan!
Brace yourself: PD is coming! Is your professional development lacking in best practice? Looking for ideas to upgrade your EdTech training? Join our highly interactive session to team up with other educators and explore ways to effectively engage teachers in new pedagogy and toolsets. Be ready to discuss and leave with practical ideas to bring back to your school!

Speakers
avatar for Kali Baird

Kali Baird

Director of Education Technology, San Domenico School
As the Director of Education Technology for San Domenico School, an Apple Distinguished School, Kali works with teachers and students of many levels, K-12, designing and supporting the use of technology and digital citizenship. In this role, she also collaborates with others to implement... Read More →
avatar for Ethan Delavan

Ethan Delavan

Director of Technology, The Bush School
Ethan has been leading change in educational technology for lo these twenty years. His current position allows him to help effect pedagogical evolution while bringing to bear the tools necessary to make it happen. He'd be delighted to have you contact him and even visit.
avatar for Kathryn Ulmer

Kathryn Ulmer

World Languages Department Chair, Milken Community Schools


Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Ellington A

1:30pm

Deep Dive: 1:1 Integration: Beginning, Middle, and End
The how and why of providing devices to all students. Attendees will learn the common pitfalls and best practices supported by scholarly articles, experience, and wit. Attendees will walk away with a new network of support for 1:1 integration, checklists, scholarly articles that support integration, and a new elevator pitch about the need for student devices. What is your mission? Should you choose to accept it, the mission of the school is a powerful argument for the augmentation provided by device integration as it brings the world to the students and provides them an opportunity to change the world.

We have a list of resources here

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Carey

Jennifer Carey

Director of Educational Technology, Ransom Everglades
avatar for Elizabeth Resnick

Elizabeth Resnick

Instructional Technology Coordinator, Girls Preparatory School
Instructional Technology Coordinator - Girls Preparatory School (Chattanooga, TN). Websites girlsinthegigcity.com and elizabethresnick.com. @eliznick
avatar for Ian Ulmer

Ian Ulmer

Teaching History, Innovating, & Learning, Harvard-Westlake School


Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Inman

1:30pm

Deep Dive: Blended and Online Learning
Join Liz Beck, from The Hamlin School, Kelsey Vrooman from NAIS and ATLIS, and Sarah Hofstra from The Barstow Schools' Hybrid Learning Consortium as we explore blended learning across the K-12 and adult learning spectrum.  We will compare the different models and how they enhance or detract from the value add of an independent school education.   Developmental considerations for implementing a blended learning program as well as their benefits and drawbacks will be discussed.  Attendees will engage in a collaborative design challenge and unconference-style knowledge share.  

Speakers
avatar for Liz Beck

Liz Beck

Design and Technology Integration Specialist, The Hamlin School
Originally from Montreal, Canada, Liz Beck is an Art Therapist turned Web Designer and Ed Tech enthusiast. She implemented and oversees the Hamlin website, Learning Management System and Student Information System. She also teaches the Grade 7-8 Design Elective and works directly... Read More →
avatar for Kelsey Vrooman

Kelsey Vrooman

Director of Instructional Design and Technology, ATLIS


Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Centennial

1:30pm

Deep Dive: The Power of Makerspaces for Modern Learning
Join educators, including tech directors, researchers, and practitioners, considering the value and popularity of Makerspaces. Immerse yourself in a maker learning experience, and share your perspectives on design and designing in education. Leave with theory basics, deep pragmatics, activities to infuse in everyday curriculum, and a community of like-minded educators. Check out our developing resources at learn2make.space

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Cross

Ashley Cross

Director of Technology, SSEDS
Dr. Ashley Cross is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Day School, host of international learning event Shift in Edu (formerly known as Miami Device). Her research interests include K-12 Makerspaces, computational thinking and women in STEM. Cross is a Google... Read More →
avatar for Rurik Nackerud

Rurik Nackerud

Lower School Technology Integrator, The Elisabeth Morrow School
Maker activities and research into design, LGBTQ advocacy in education, and child development from a Reggio Emilia approach. Check me out on Twitter @Okay2Fail and the website http://www.learn2make.space
avatar for Sarah Rolle

Sarah Rolle

Director of Technology, srolle@elisabethmorrow.org
Sarah Rolle, the gestalt behind many technology programs at The Elisabeth Morrow School, has spent twenty-six years helping teachers make sense of their roles in the age of personal computing. Her passion for education led her to become an expert in technology curriculum development... Read More →


Tuesday April 19, 2016 1:30pm - 3:15pm
Ellington C

2:30pm

Students Built That? Developing Custom Software for Your School
Hear how a school that spent 15 years building custom software to coordinate everything from the athletic fields to student schedules, professional development and more. McDonogh School has put students and faculty to work building innovative web applications for every aspect of school life. We'll show you how.

Speakers
avatar for Jack Hardcastle

Jack Hardcastle

Director of Technology, McDonogh School
Father of two. Programmer. Teacher. Tech Director.



Tuesday April 19, 2016 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Ravinia
 
Wednesday, April 20
 

8:30am

Creating a Culture for Change
Limited Capacity filling up

Change is hard. Often time, fear of change is the greatest obstacle faced by any technology leader. This conference will present many wonderful ideas that you can bring back to your school but is your community ready to receive them? Come and experience a 3 month cultural change process in 3 hours!

Speakers
avatar for Alex Inman

Alex Inman

Senior Collaborator, Educational Collaborators
A 20 year veteran in Educational Technology, Alex is the founder of Educational Collaborators, a national consulting firm that is a top partner of both Google and Microsoft. Alex has been a classroom teacher, tech integrator, and senior administrator in public and private schools... Read More →
avatar for Curt Lieneck

Curt Lieneck

Director of Information Technology, The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Long time teacher turned long time tech director. Strengths include communication, team building, leadership/management skills, institutional savvy, finding/hiring/retaining talented team members. Some experience with building projects and school operations. Enjoy baseball, cycling... Read More →
avatar for Connie White

Connie White

Director of Learning Design & Innovation, Woodward Academy
Connie White serves as the Director of Learning Design & Innovation at Woodward Academy. She is a former Upper School Physics, Chemistry & Math teacher who became one of the first Technology & Learning Directors of a 1:1 program in the southeast. She specializes in start-up innovation... Read More →


Wednesday April 20, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm
Centennial

8:30am

Design Thinking 201
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn from two Design Thinking coaches at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School about how to apply Design Thinking to your work utilizing the Mount Vernon playbook. Participants will engage in a Design Thinking Flash Lab and will design an upcoming lesson or meeting agenda that infuses Design Thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Alexandria Bragg

Alexandria Bragg

Middle School Teacher, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School


Wednesday April 20, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm
Pittman

8:30am

Creating E-Courses with Articulate Storyline 2 and Go-Animate
Limited Capacity seats available

Create an entire high quality e-course using simple and easy to use tools that are not being utilized. This session will give educators and technology specialists the ability to build an e-course from start to finishing utilizing tools such as GoAnimate and Articulate Storyline. I will demonstrate the A-Z steps that are required for launching a course. This session will be heavily interactive. Ideally, the teachers and technology specialist who attend will bring a laptop

Speakers

Wednesday April 20, 2016 8:30am - 12:00pm
Ellington C