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Monday, April 18


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.


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 →
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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.
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Dana Smith

Director of Educational Technology, Greensboro Day School

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


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! 

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Dawn Berkeley

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


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!

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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 →
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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 →
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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


Deep Dive: Design Thinking and Space
Limited Capacity full
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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.

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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 →
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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


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.

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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
Tuesday, April 19


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!

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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 →
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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.
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Kathryn Ulmer

World Languages Department Chair, Milken Community Schools

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


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

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Jennifer Carey

Director of Educational Technology, Ransom Everglades
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Elizabeth Resnick

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

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

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


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.  

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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 →
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Kelsey Vrooman

Director of Instructional Design and Technology, ATLIS

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


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

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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 →
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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
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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