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Sunday, December 4
 

7:00am

Registration Open
Sunday December 4, 2011 7:00am - 4:30am
Foyer

8:00am

ETLI Keynote: What's Technology Got to Do With It?

Implementing new educational technology initiatives require collaboration between instructional and technology leaders. Yet, while these two groups speak the same language, their different dialects can often lead to misunderstandings and confusion. How do we help these groups collaborate effectively?



Sunday December 4, 2011 8:00am - 9:30am
Crystal Ballroom A/B

8:30am

Create a Webpage in Minutes Using Google Sites (Pre-Registration Required)
Want to start your own webpage or a class site in 5 minutes, no experience needed? Looking for ways to share resources, handouts and materials directly and/or publicly with ease? Interested in a way to foster student collaboration and creation? Google Sites could be the answer to all of these and more. Come see how it all works and create your own Google Site in minutes. Bring your own laptop to this event. NOTE: Pre-registration required. Session limited to 20 participants. Click here to register.

Speakers
avatar for Anita Harris

Anita Harris

Instructional Technology Specialist, Cumberland County Public Schools
EdTech advocate who is always seeking, always learning, always sharing... | ​~ Instructional Technology Specialist, Cumberland County Public Schools | ~ Board Director and Secretary, Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) | ~ Chair, VSTE Outreach Committee | ~ Certified Online Facilitator, PBS TeacherLine & WHRO | ~ Certified Promethean Trainer | ~ NETS*T Certified | "Your mind is a garden. Your... Read More →


Sunday December 4, 2011 8:30am - 11:30am
Monroe

8:30am

iPad 2 Application Integration (Pre-Registration Required)
The purpose of this workshop is to encourage students to research, investigate, and validate information found on the web from multiple sources using the Qwiki and iPad 2. Bring your own iPad to this event. NOTE: Pre-registration required. Session limited to 20 participants. Click here to register.

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2011 8:30am - 11:30am
Appalachian

8:30am

Mobile Learning Stations (Pre-Registration Required)
This workshop will include several mobile device learning stations including iPads and Nintendo DS. Come see how these technologies are being used to support and enhance instruction. NOTE: Pre-registration required. Session limited to 20 participants. Click here to register.

Speakers
avatar for Camilla Gagliolo

Camilla Gagliolo

About Camilla Gagliolo | Instructional Technology Coordinator, Arlington Public Schools, Washington, DC Camilla Gagliolo holds a position as an Instructional Technology Coordinator in Arlington County Public Schools in Virginia, facilitating and leading technology integration to enhance teaching and learning for students and teachers. Her passion for innovation in education has made her one of the leaders in implementing new technologies in... Read More →


Sunday December 4, 2011 8:30am - 11:30am
Wilson

8:30am

Scratch (Pre-Registration Required)
This workshop is a hands-on introduction to the Scratch programming environment. Spend the morning creating your own games and interactive activities. Bring your own laptop to this event. NOTE: Pre-registration required. Session limited to 20 participants. Click here to register.

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2011 8:30am - 11:30am
Harrison/Tyler

8:30am

Synchronization & Simplicity: Getting Your Digital Life Organized (Pre-Registration Required)
This session will provide guidance on getting your digital life in order. If you use multiple technology devices to communicate, create, and share documents and media, you may find your files are not in order, synchronized, or accessible in the way you'd like. We'll download a few free programs, and utilize a few web 2.0 tools to help streamline the digital side of your work. Bring your laptop, and documents that you'd like to get in order. NOTE: Pre-registration required. Session limited to 20 participants. Click here to register.

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2011 8:30am - 11:30am
Shenandoah A

9:45am

CoSN's Certification Program: What it is and how it will help your career

At this presentation, district education technology leaders will learn about The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), the premier professional association for school district education technology leaders and its new certification exam for Chief Technology Officers.

For K-12 education technology leaders, earning the CETL certification will demonstrate to your staff, superintendent, and other stakeholders that you have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to define the vision for and successfully build 21st century learning environments in your school district.

Achieving the CETL designation will:

  • Validate your knowledge of the education technology field and the evolving role of the CTO
  • Distinguish you from your peers
  • Demonstrate dedication to advancing your career
  • Inspire confidence in your superiors

Come to this presentation to learn more about the CETL Certification.


http://www.cosn.org/Portals/7/docs/Certification/CoSNs%20CTO%20Certification%20Program--What%20It%20Is%20and%20How%20It%20Will%20Help%20Your%20Career%20--%20VSTE.ppt

Speakers
avatar for Gayle Dahlman

Gayle Dahlman

Director of Certification & Education, CoSN
I am the Director of Certification for the Consortium for School Networking. This year we launched the CETL certification. For K-12 education technology leaders, earning the CETL certification will demonstrate to your staff, superintendent, and other stakeholders that you have mastered the knowledge and skills needed to define the vision for and successfully build 21st century learning environments in your school district. | | Achieving... Read More →


Sunday December 4, 2011 9:45am - 10:45am
Roanoke Ballroom E

9:45am

Microsoft Office 365: Bringing the Cloud to You

Microsoft Office 365 for education will deliver the power of cloud productivity to educational institutions, helping to save time and money while increasing student and faculty productivity. Office 365 for education will combine the familiar Office desktop suite with online versions of Microsoft’s next-generation communications and collaboration services. Office 365 for education will be simple to use and easy to administer—all backed by the robust security and guaranteed reliability you expect from a world-class service provider.


Speakers
MI

Michael Icore

Education Solutions Specialist - Online Services Microsoft


Sunday December 4, 2011 9:45am - 10:45am
Roanoke Ballroom F

9:45am

Transforming Instruction the SMART Way

As the leading interactive whiteboard provider, SMART Technologies provides complete classroom solutions designed to support teachers and engage students. Come see the newest products from SMART and learn how they can transform your classrooms. In addition to the great hardware and software, find out about the wide-variety of resources and support available on the SMART website and the SMART Exchange to help maximize the effective use of technology in your classrooms.


Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2011 9:45am - 10:45am
Crystal C

11:00am

Pump Up the Volume: The Use of Sound Attachments in SMART Notebook
Speakers
avatar for Street and Company

Street and Company

SMART Education Consultant, Street & Co. Audio Visual


Sunday December 4, 2011 11:00am - 11:15am
Street & Co SMART Playground

11:00am

A Perfect Fit: The “TPACK” Model as a Foundation for Professional Learning

Join Spotsylvania’s Instructional & Ed Tech professional learning team in a conversation about an integrated approach to designing and delivering high quality professional learning. “Top-down, bottom-up” strategies tie mobile devices, digital tools, and applications to curriculum practices that integrate technology with content & pedagogy knowledge. Participants will learn about concepts, formats, and strategies to customize innovative approaches to support teaching and learning at all levels.



Sunday December 4, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom E

11:00am

Archipelago Learning: Using Study Island in the 21st Century Classroom
Join us for an overview of how the Study Island program can be used to easily enhance data-driven, standards-based, class-room instruction. We’ll also dive into what makes Study Island motivational for students and a powerful assessment tool for teachers, such as interactive games, writing assignments, a custom assessment builder, and our parent notification system that makes bridging the gap between home and school a breeze. We’ll also talk briefly about how we can help you with your early literacy programs, reading intervention programs, ESL programs, and interactive whiteboard resources.

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom F

11:00am

Making Performance Assessments Count For Evaluating Technology Use

Explore multiple ways from quick walk-throughs to extended observations to capture technology use in the classroom and gauge teacher and student technology levels using vetted instruments.


Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Crystal C

11:00am

Presenter Storage Open
Sunday December 4, 2011 11:00am - 5:00pm
Allegheny Room

11:15am

SMART Table Applications
Speakers
avatar for Street and Company

Street and Company

SMART Education Consultant, Street & Co. Audio Visual


Sunday December 4, 2011 11:15am - 11:30am
Street & Co SMART Playground

11:30am

Lunch (On Your Own)
Sunday December 4, 2011 11:30am - 12:30pm
N/A

12:00pm

Integration and Leadership At The Crossroads

Educational Technology Leadership Institute attendees will be part of a very special luncheon symposium discussion related to planning for and implementing the use of mobile devices in schools. The distinguished panel of speakers will include Jean Weller Office of Educational Technology, Virginia Department of Education, Chris O'Neal, iPad Pilot Coordinator, Virginia Department of Education, Janet Copenhaver, Director of Technology, Henry County Schools & Dottie Betts, Henry County ITRT, and Travis Allen, Director iSchool Initiative


Speakers
avatar for Travis Allen

Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative
Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries... Read More →
avatar for Dottie Betts

Dottie Betts

ITRT, Henry County Public Schools
avatar for Janet Copenhaver

Janet Copenhaver

Director of Technology and Innovation, Henry County Public Schools
M.S.  Educational Leadership from Radford University, B.S. Library Science, Radford University; Director of Technology and Innovation Henry County Public Schools
avatar for Jean Weller

Jean Weller

Educational Technology Specialist, Virginia Department of Education
Professional development, virtual learning, competency-based learning, alternative assessments, maker spaces, libraries, mystery books, cats and dogs


Sunday December 4, 2011 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Crystal Ballroom A/B

12:00pm

Ask Me Operations
Sunday December 4, 2011 12:00pm - 4:15pm
N/A

12:00pm

Doc Is In
Sunday December 4, 2011 12:00pm - 4:15pm
Bent Mountain

12:00pm

Cyber Cafe Open
Sunday December 4, 2011 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Lower Level

12:00pm

12:00pm

Second Life Playground Open
Sunday December 4, 2011 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Lower Level

12:15pm

Let's Get Real: SMART 3D Content
Speakers
avatar for Street and Company

Street and Company

SMART Education Consultant, Street & Co. Audio Visual


Sunday December 4, 2011 12:15pm - 12:30pm
Street & Co SMART Playground

12:30pm

Encouraging Digitally-Based Social Science Skills: Using Mobile Technologies in Social Studies Classrooms

This session will review approaches and tools inherent in the mobile learning category useful for social science education.


http://works.bepress.com/randall_dunn/

Speakers
avatar for Randall Dunn

Randall Dunn

Chair, Technology & Innovation / Associate Professor, Liberty University


Sunday December 4, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Wilson

12:30pm

Getting GIS for your school and district: Virginia's GIS Site License

Virginia schools can get district-wide access to GIS software through a consortium managed by JMU. Come learn how to join in and what you can do with GIS in the classroom.


http://gs.cisat.jmu.edu/software/index.html

Speakers
BK

Bob Kolvoord

Dean, College of Integrated Science and Engineering, James Madison University
The Geospatial Semester


Sunday December 4, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Roanoke Ballroom G

12:30pm

Non-Standard Uses, Common Tools

Take a sideways look at educational uses for common tools and websites. Projectile motion in Word? Google forms for a choose-your-own-adventure novel? Yep. Stuff like that.


http://bionicteaching.com

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Washington Lecture Hall

12:30pm

Taking Class Discussions and Assignments to the Next Level Using YouTube

Visual tools create interaction between content and students; thus, enhancing learning. This presentation will demonstrate how to use Your Tube as a visual tool to enhance class assignments and discussions.


http://works.bepress.com/amanda_rockinson_szapkiw/


Sunday December 4, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Pocahontas AB

12:30pm

Technology for Tots (or at least for early grades)

Primary students learn anything and everything quickly. This is true with technology as well. The possibilities for literacy, communication, collaboration, and creativity are endless.


Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Roanoke Ballroom F

12:30pm

Tradigital History: Bringing History Alive!

This presentation describes uses of technology, in particular digital historical resources, for the teaching of history and social studies.


http://www.teachthecivilwar.com


Sunday December 4, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Roanoke Ballroom E

12:30pm

Utilizing QR Coding to Improve Writing Techniques and Increase Student Motivation

This link is to a QR code that describes the program presentation: http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=5&d= This presentation will focus on the use of instruction with QR codes to improve word choice in writing and increase student motivation. Student work will be shared and participants will create QR codes.


http://prezi.com/dicpyegbibkj/cracking-the-code/

Speakers
avatar for Corrie Kelly

Corrie Kelly

I am a reading specialist at a wonderfully diverse elementary school in Albemarle County. I also enjoy teaching reading courses as an adjunct instructor through the University of Virginia and will begin doctoral work next year in the UVA Curry School's Curriculum and Instruction program. Learning is my passion, and I try daily to model inquiry and insatiable curiosity to my students. I am determined to search out new and better ways to... Read More →


Sunday December 4, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Crystal Ballroom E

12:30pm

Getting Students More Involved With Smart Lessons

Need to see how to get more students interacting with your SMART Board? Do you know about SMART's Lesson Activity Toolkit and haven't explored it to its fullest? Then come see how teachers in Norfolk are teaching across the curriculum with tons of sample lessons they put together and want to share with you.


Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2011 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Shenandoah B

12:30pm

Cultivating Lifelong Writers in a Hybrid Learning Environment

This session will focus on preparing students for the online writing SOL and cultivating successful, lifelong writers through use of a variety of learning tools.


Speakers
NC

Nita Collier

Lead Technology Trainer, Albemarle County Schools


Sunday December 4, 2011 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Monroe

12:30pm

Got Tech4Learning?

There is a reason over 45% of all public elementary schools in Virginia have Pixie, Frames, or Share: Tech4Learning products are simply amazing! Come learn about the K-12 software and receive a free license of a program of your choice.


Sponsors
avatar for Tech4Learning

Tech4Learning

Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Scott is a former elementary and middle school teacher as well as a district-level integration specialist. He has extensive professional development experience with K-12 educators, administrators, and curriculum personnel. He is former adjunct faculty member of Towson University and is the co-author of four Real World of Math integration books. He joined the Tech4Learning team in August 2007 as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager. This job provides... Read More →


Sunday December 4, 2011 12:30pm - 2:45pm
Roanoke Ballroom H

12:30pm

Student Technology Integration Challenge
Come meet the students who entered the Student Technology Integration Challenge. Awards for winners will be given during the spotlight session.

Sunday December 4, 2011 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom Hallway

1:00pm

Mobile Device Boardwalk
VSTE's Mobile Learning Special Interest Group sponsors an app and strategy sharing session for all devices. Learn how others are using mobile devices with teachers and students for effective professional development and instruction. Take a stroll down the mobile device boardwalk! Join VSTE's Mobile Learning SIG at http://vsteonline.ning.com/group/mobilelearninggroup

Sunday December 4, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Digital Sandbox

1:45pm

Blogging in the Middle School Classroom

This session will provide exciting ideas for the use and implementation of classroom weblogs. Come check out Class Press!


http://www.classpress.com

Speakers
avatar for Kim Arrington

Kim Arrington

Rustburg Middle Librarian, Campbell County Schools


Sunday December 4, 2011 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Crystal C

1:45pm

Criminal or Inventive: Dispelling Myths About Using Copyright Materials in Education

Does fair use protect an educator from the intellectual property police? Find out your rights and responsibilities.


http://www.cityschools.com/copyright/

Speakers
avatar for Michael George

Michael George

Director of Technology, Fredericksburg City Public Schools


Sunday December 4, 2011 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Crystal Ballroom E

1:45pm

eTOY: eCONOMICS eNTERPRISE 4 eLEMENTARY eDUCATORS

Teaching economics to young children can be engaging and relevant with eToy, an online auction project. Learn how to get your own eToy store up and running.


http://www.edline.net/pages/MagruderES/Teachers_Staff/Resource/Teachers__Technology_Page/eToy_for_VSTE

Speakers
avatar for Eric Postman

Eric Postman

Educational Technology Facilitator, Tabb Elem. & Mt. Vernon Elem., York County Public Schools
I am an ITRT at two elementary schools in York County, VA, Mt. Vernon Elementary and Tabb Elementary. This is my 2nd year at those schools, my 6th year in York County, my 10th year as an ITRT, and my 36 year in education.


Sunday December 4, 2011 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Roanoke Ballroom F

1:45pm

Evaluating Teaching,
 Learning
 and
 Technology 
Use 
In
 Your
 School


Collect, analyze, and evaluate teacher performance and technology use throughout your school quickly, effectively, and efficiently with the use of Google Forms.


https://docs.google.com/present/view?id=d3kbd36_1994hfdhhm9p

Speakers
avatar for Derek Kaufman

Derek Kaufman

School Improvement Coordinator, Loudoun County Public Schools


Sunday December 4, 2011 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Pocahontas AB

1:45pm

Parlez-Vous . . . Web 2.0?

Looking for that “IT” factor to appeal to techno-savvy students? Want new ideas for language lessons in the digital age? Come learn about TerraClues, Dipity, and GoAnimate . . . and parlez-vous web 2.0!


http://webtools4teachers.weebly.com/

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2011 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shenandoah A

1:45pm

Road Map to Success: A Proven Student Growth Model Path
Speakers
avatar for Pearson Digital Learning

Pearson Digital Learning

Pearson Digital Learning
Today's digital natives are primed for non-linear, dynamic and rich educational experiences. Many of them have spent their entire lives immersed in an era of video games and high-bandwidth online content. Instructional approaches and resources need to appeal to the sensibilities of today's learners. Pearson Digital Learning is committed to partnering with educators and administrators to improve college and career readiness for all students... Read More →


Sunday December 4, 2011 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Roanoke Ballroom G

1:45pm

Successful Strategies for BYOD
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is the new mantra for today's budget-strapped K-12 IT and Instructional officers, however, it comes with a several potential surprises that can overwhelm a school district. Schools must have three key ingredients for a successful BYOD strategy: 1 - A solid plan to separate key assets from certain user groups, 2 - Pedagogical re-training, and 3 - Very robust and reliable wireless connectivity. Discover why Ruckus Wireless is the Wi-Fi vendor of choice for K-12 technologists and teachers. You will gain first-hand experience into the difference that Ruckus BeamFlex will make by quickly establishing and maintaining solid WLAN connections, even when there are hundreds of wireless devices in range. Frank Roys, Regional Manager for the Mid-Atlantic, has spent 20+ years working with schools to help create successful strategies using a combination of solid technology, proper training, and upfront planning to protect school assets. This session goes far beyond the typical product 'show and tell'.

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2011 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Roanoke Ballroom E

1:45pm

Taking IT Mobile: iPad Apps for Teaching and Learning

Interested in mobile learning? Come see what the iPad can do as presenters demonstrate dozens of fun and educational apps and strategies, many of which are free.



Sunday December 4, 2011 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Washington Lecture Hall

1:45pm

Taking IT to the Streets in Second Life

VSTE has recreated a virtual simulation of Jamestown settlement 1607 on VSTE Island in Second Life. Come tour this recreation and other historical simulations in Second Life as content resources.


http://vsteonline.ning.com/group/secondlifevstemembers

Speakers
avatar for Marie Booz

Marie Booz

Instructional Technology Coordinator, VBCPS


Sunday December 4, 2011 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Wilson

1:45pm

VSTE First Timers Session

Come see what the VSTE Annual Conference is all about. Learn the tips and tricks you need to make the most of your conference experience!!


Staff
avatar for Tim Harazin

Tim Harazin

Events and Logistics

Sunday December 4, 2011 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Cave

1:45pm

SMART and Mobile Learning

Come to the SMART Room to learn how SMART Products can enhance the mobile learning environment. The session will focus on SMART Response VE, SMART Bridgit for the iPad, SMART Notebook 10.8, and more. The session will be given in themeatic theme.


Sponsors

Sunday December 4, 2011 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Shenandoah B

2:00pm

SMART - Mobile Assessment
Assessment is a critical part of today’s classroom. How do mobile devices support gathering critical data to help inform instruction as well as provide data for benchmarks? Come be a part of this discussion about assessment using mobile devices. Learn about an exciting product that allows students to complete an assessment using a mobile device.

Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2011 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Digital Sandbox

2:00pm

Thunder Road

Walk with avatar Thunder Insippo into VSTE's Second Life space. See what happens on the road to VSTE Island and how it helps with real life teaching and learning.


http://vstesl.wikispaces.com/ThunderRoad

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Alconcel

Lisa Alconcel

Computer Resource Specialist (ITRT), Red Mill Elemantary, Virginia Beach, VA
I've been teaching for 35 years, the last 16 years as a Computer Resource Specialist (or ITRT).
avatar for Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison

Computer Resource Specialist, Indian Lakes ES
Computer Resource Specialistwww.indianlakeses.vbschools.com


Sunday December 4, 2011 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Lower Level

3:00pm

Accessible Instructional Materials: AIM-VA
Did you know that Virginia has a repository of accessible instructional materials for students with disabilities? Come learn about the specifics!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Nichols

Mark Nichols

Assistive Technology/IEP Supervisor, Loudoun County Public Schools
Assistive Technology, Accessible Instructional Materials, Universal Design for Learning, Hiking, Photography, Car Racing, Tennis, Concerts, Coaching Baseball.


Sunday December 4, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Digital Sandbox

3:00pm

Building a Policy Infrastructure to Support 21st Century Learning

Director of Educational Technology and Professional Development Albemarle County Public Schools Co-Presenter: Vince Scheivert, Chief Information Officer, Albermarle County Public Schools What "policy infrastructure" supports contemporary learning? What filtering policies does your district have in place? How do you manage potential vulnerabilities while promoting innovation?


https://sites.google.com/a/k12albemarle.org/infrastructures-for-learning/

Speakers
avatar for Becky Fisher

Becky Fisher

Director of End User Experience, Albemarle County Public Schools
Becky received a BA and MAT in Physics from the University of Virginia while working as a FORTRAN programmer for the University’s Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics. After assisting in an NSF-funded summer institute for Physics teachers, she committed to a career in public education. Over two decades later, she has been a classroom teacher, instructional technology specialist, and central office leader working diligently to change the... Read More →
avatar for Vince Scheivert

Vince Scheivert

Chief Information Officer, Albemarle County Public Schools


Sunday December 4, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Washington Lecture Hall

3:00pm

CANLEAD: A Technology Leadership Institute@UVA
Speakers
avatar for Dexter, Sara L.

Dexter, Sara L.

Associate Professor, University of Virginia
leadership for technology


Sunday December 4, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Buck Mountain AB

3:00pm

Henrico 21 Part 2- One Year.....238 Lessons Later

Show me what it looks like! Learn how we use TIPC and WordPress to form a community of learners and help teachers “see” 21st century instruction in their content areas.


http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/conference

Speakers
avatar for Gaynell Lyman

Gaynell Lyman

I'm a former physics and chemistry teacher who currently plays in the instructional technology playground. As an Instructional Technology Specialist, I support the Henrico County high schools and facilitate division-wide initiatives. I am passionate about questioning, higher order thinking and authentic learning experiences.


Sunday December 4, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Pocahontas AB

3:00pm

Microsoft Office 365: Bringing the Cloud to You

Microsoft Office 365 for education will deliver the power of cloud productivity to educational institutions, helping to save time and money while increasing student and faculty productivity. Office 365 for education will combine the familiar Office desktop suite with online versions of Microsoft’s next-generation communications and collaboration services. Office 365 for education will be simple to use and easy to administer—all backed by the robust security and guaranteed reliability you expect from a world-class service provider.


Speakers
MI

Michael Icore

Education Solutions Specialist - Online Services Microsoft


Sunday December 4, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom F

3:00pm

Slower Traffic Move to the Right!

Taking IT to the fast lane with free resources every busy educator can use to increase productivity. This session is a continuation of last year


http://allllaboard.pbworks.com/w/page/27797612/FrontPage

Speakers
avatar for Midge Liggan

Midge Liggan

ITRT, Richmond Public Schools
avatar for William Waller

William Waller

Coordinator, Technology Services, Richmond Public Schools
I serve as the Coordinator for Technology Services in Richmond Public Schools and am passionate about classroom technology integration...


Sunday December 4, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Wilson

3:00pm

Teaching the Civil War with Technology

This session for classroom teachers will use various Internet based resources in order to demonstrate how use technology to teach the Civil War.


http://www.teachthecivilwar.com


Sunday December 4, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom E

3:00pm

Using Mobile Devices in the Elementary Classroom

This presentation will share with participants the process one elementary school developed to implement 1:1 computing using mobile devices.  A plan was developed to communicate with parents, establish rules for using the mobile devices, and obtaining the free software and web 2.0 tools to simulate what students were already using in the classroom setting.  Find out how students are engaged in their own learning by using mobile devices.


Speakers
TJ

Toni Jeffries

School Based Technology Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools
Toni currently does Instructional Technology in Fairfax County Public Schools: training, modeling and facilitating teacher iintegration of technology into the daily curriculum. She has piloted a number of initiatives including 1:1 classrooms, content area podcasting, Google Apps for Global Awareness Projects, and student collaboration using technology to promote Positive Behavior in school. She has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the... Read More →
RK

Regina King

Instructional Technology Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools


Sunday December 4, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Shenandoah A

3:00pm

Video Physics

Classroom activities/labs involving a consumer-grade video camera to allow students to better understand concepts in physics and mathematics.


Speakers

Sunday December 4, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom G

3:00pm

The SMART Table

Co-Presenter: Rebecca Evan ITRT Hanover County Public Schools The Smart Table is a multitouch learning enviroment that focuses on group learning in a new way. Discover how powerful this tool is in reaching students with a dynamic way.



Sunday December 4, 2011 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Shenandoah B

3:00pm

Finding Kid-safe and Student-safe Resources on the Web

Become an expert Google searcher. Limit results to kid/student-safe domains and sites by searching the title and URL fields, using Boolean operators, and limiting results to safe top level domains.


http://www.marshallfoundation.org

Speakers
PB

Paul Barron

Director of Library and Archives, George C. Marshall Foundation
Director of Library and Archives - George C. Marshall Foundation | - Education - MSLIS University of Texas at Austin | - Certifications - National Teacher Training Institute Master Teacher, INTEL Teach to the Future Master Teacher | Virginia State Bar: Virginia MCLE Board – 2.0 Hours CLE (Ethics) Credit for “Legal Research on the Open Web” – Sponsor- Hirschler Fleischer, Course ID Number R01989 | - Publications - “It’s... Read More →


Sunday December 4, 2011 3:00pm - 5:15pm
Monroe

3:00pm

Making Interactive Maps in a Browser (or What's Better than Google Earth?!?!)

In this BYOL session, you'll learn how to help your students make interactive maps in a browser. In a few minutes time, students will have the world at their fingertips. NOTE: Participants will need the Microsoft Silverlight plug-in for this session.


Speakers
BK

Bob Kolvoord

Dean, College of Integrated Science and Engineering, James Madison University
The Geospatial Semester


Sunday December 4, 2011 3:00pm - 5:15pm
Harrison/Tyler

3:30pm

Tutorial on Tutorials
There are many different types of adult learners. When learning a new tool/strategy some learners prefer a step by step tutorial, other prefer to listen to instructions, while others want to see a video. Learn how to make your tutorial accessible to the widest range learners possible.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bugaj

Christopher Bugaj

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST (http://attipscast.com); a multi‐award winning podcast featuring strategies useful in differentiating the learning experience. Chris is the co‐author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public | Schools published by the International Society on Technology in Education... Read More →


Sunday December 4, 2011 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Digital Sandbox

3:30pm

ISTE SIGVE

SIGVE: Virtual Environments Special Interest Group - Meet Scott MerrickOh and Spiff Whitfield, "In World" as they introduce us to ISTE's SIGVE.

Meet at ISTE Island - http://slurl.com/secondlife/ISTE%20Island/9/129/23
http://sigve.iste.wikispaces.net/


Sunday December 4, 2011 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Lower Level

4:00pm

Stay Connected on the SMART Exchange: It's More Than Just a Download!
Speakers
avatar for Street and Company

Street and Company

SMART Education Consultant, Street & Co. Audio Visual


Sunday December 4, 2011 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Street & Co SMART Playground

4:00pm

Educational Report Writing the UDL Way
e-Text is becoming more and more prevalent in contemporary society but educational reports remain largely static, paper-based documents. Experience methods for making educational reports more interactive.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bugaj

Christopher Bugaj

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST (http://attipscast.com); a multi‐award winning podcast featuring strategies useful in differentiating the learning experience. Chris is the co‐author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public | Schools published by the International Society on Technology in Education... Read More →


Sunday December 4, 2011 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Digital Sandbox

4:15pm

Spotlight Session: Becoming A Mobile Learner

Hear from a student on becoming a mobile learner in today's world. As a college student, Travis brings his iPad and only his iPad to all of his courses. He does not own paper, pen, a printer, or books. Learn more about his student led organization to revolutionize education and get a glimpse of what students will look like in the very near future.


Speakers
avatar for Travis Allen

Travis Allen

President and Founder, iSchool Initiative
Travis Allen is a young visionary promoting digital learning in the classroom. Before graduating from high school, Travis created a viral YouTube video on revolutionizing America’s education through the use of mobile technology. Today, he is a senior at Kennesaw State University where he operates his growing organization, iSchool Initiative. With the support of his team, Travis has presented in over 40 states and 8 countries... Read More →


Sunday December 4, 2011 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Crystal Ballroom

4:30pm

Screen Capture Strategies
Experience a variety of tools to capture a student's onscreen work for data collection purposes, make on-screen tutorials, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bugaj

Christopher Bugaj

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST (http://attipscast.com); a multi‐award winning podcast featuring strategies useful in differentiating the learning experience. Chris is the co‐author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public | Schools published by the International Society on Technology in Education... Read More →


Sunday December 4, 2011 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Digital Sandbox

8:00pm

Game Night
Come for the annual game night with Tim Harazin. Food and Drinks and Fun will be had!

Staff
avatar for Tim Harazin

Tim Harazin

Events and Logistics

Sunday December 4, 2011 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Crystal/Roanoke Foyer
 
Monday, December 5
 

7:00am

Continental Breakfast
Monday December 5, 2011 7:00am - 8:30am
N/A

7:00am

Registration Open
Monday December 5, 2011 7:00am - 5:00pm
Foyer

7:30am

Ask Me Operations
Monday December 5, 2011 7:30am - 4:30pm
N/A

7:30am

Presenter Storage Open
Monday December 5, 2011 7:30am - 5:00pm
Allegheny Room

8:00am

General Session and Keynote: Building School 2.0: Creating the Schools We Need
Speakers
avatar for Chris Lehmann

Chris Lehmann

Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. Chris has returned to his native Philadelphia after nine years as the Technology Coordinator at the Beacon School in New York City, one of the leading urban public schools for technology integration. In 2001, Chris was honored by MOUSE as a Champion of Technology and Education for his work on building... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 8:00am - 9:30am
Crystal Ballroom

9:30am

Snack Break
Monday December 5, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am
Exhibit Hall

9:30am

Doc Is In
Monday December 5, 2011 9:30am - 4:00pm
Bent Mountain

9:30am

Exhibit Hall Open
Come visit the Exhibit Hall

Exhibitors
avatar for Adobe

Adobe

Booth 502
avatar for Brainchild

Brainchild

Booth #409; Prized online and mobile technology curriculum and data driven instruction. | | Common Core lessons (Core Concepts) and Basic Skills (Mechanics) for struggling students with personal learning plans. iPad apps sync with online programs for reporting.
avatar for BrainPOP

BrainPOP

Booth 508
avatar for CANLEAD

CANLEAD

Booth 202
avatar for CNIC

CNIC

Booth 209, 211
avatar for CompassLearning

CompassLearning

Please stop by our booth for a chance to win a FREE trial site!
avatar for Edline

Edline

Booth 507
avatar for Eduplanet

Eduplanet

Please stop by booth #305 to see how Eduplanet is leveraging Social Networking technologies to provide educational organizations with better, faster, and less expensive Professional Development opportunities.
avatar for ePals

ePals

Booth 318
avatar for eInstruction

eInstruction

Booth 512 and 611 Come by to see Chris and Mike and learn more about the eInstruction Collaborative Classroom Suite (MobiView, Pulse, and ExamView)!
avatar for Mimio

Mimio

Booth 402
avatar for Novell

Novell

Booth 308
avatar for OPTECH

OPTECH

Come to booth 412 to see the latest classroom technology from Hovercam, Mimio, Sanyo and Crestron. Find out what the GradeCentral buzz is about and while you’re there, enter to win a Hovercam!
avatar for Partstock

Partstock

Booth 302
avatar for Polyvision

Polyvision

Booth 212
avatar for ROSworks

ROSworks

Booth 303
avatar for SkillsTutor

SkillsTutor

Booth 405
avatar for Whitlock

Whitlock

Booth 200 Whitlock is a global leader in AV integration, videoconferencing solutions and managed services. We have a long history of helping educators embrace new video and digital environments to keep pace with the latest teaching strategies. Whitlock’s professionals have delivered and maintained complex systems nationwide for K-12 and campus-wide for colleges and universities. Stop by our booth to sign up for 2 separate drawings: a SMART... Read More →
avatar for Curriculum Associates

Curriculum Associates

Uncover student challenges and solve them with i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction! | | i-Ready pinpoints needs down to the sub-skill level and delivers powerful reports, an instructional action plan, and automated differentiated instruction. | | Please stop by booth #205 to see how you can increase teacher effectiveness and efficiency with one easy to use solution! | | i-ready.com/VAempower
DC

Daly Computers

Senior Account Manager, Daly Computers, Inc.
Booth 413 is where you can learn about the exciting products from SMART including the new 3D Document Camera and the SMART Response System! Mention finding Daly in this app for a special gift. | Dan has been in technology sales with Daly for 11 years and is a certified trainer for a variety of SMART Technology software.
avatar for Scott Electric

Scott Electric

Booth 604
avatar for Camcor Inc

Camcor Inc

Territory Manager, Camcor, Inc.
Visit the Camcor booth to see the latest SMART Technologies mixed reality tool and other new interactive classroom solutions.
avatar for World Book Inc.

World Book Inc.

Booth 510
avatar for Astute Labs (School App Kit)

Astute Labs (School App Kit)

School App Kit is a mobile publishing and communication system. Build an iPhone App, mobile site and full website all at once for your school or district. Build a demo at booth 504 and you will enter the draw for a free app of your school! Android app coming in January, preorders will receive discount.
avatar for Pearson Digital Learning

Pearson Digital Learning

Pearson Digital Learning
Today's digital natives are primed for non-linear, dynamic and rich educational experiences. Many of them have spent their entire lives immersed in an era of video games and high-bandwidth online content. Instructional approaches and resources need to appeal to the sensibilities of today's learners. Pearson Digital Learning is committed to partnering with educators and administrators to improve college and career readiness for all students... Read More →
avatar for PLATO Learning

PLATO Learning

Booth 607
avatar for Proven Learning

Proven Learning

Booth 204, 206
avatar for Sublime Learning

Sublime Learning

Stop by booth 501 to see eTeachables professional development videos in action and find out how they can help you effectively integrate technology into instruction. Plus, see if you have the winning key to unlock our technology toolbox and win prizes!!
avatar for Visual Learning Systems

Visual Learning Systems

Booth # 207. Very high quality science videos for K – 14 grades. Any format - DVD, WMV, H264, DV (very large file) and streaming from VLS server with subscription (username & password at booth). All materials are around 20 minutes, short clips, 10 question video review, images, animations, teacher guides, student activities, tests, correlated to SOLs.
avatar for Bell Techlogix

Bell Techlogix

Regional Business Development Manager - Education Sector, Bell Techlogix
Bell Techlogix, a technology solutions provider for the education market, provides every facet of the IT Lifecycle from hardware and software procurement to technical/engineering services to recycling and disposal of assets at the end of life and everything in between. Stop by our booth to see some of the latest HP tools for schools as well as get information about the Aerohive wireless solution. Also, sign up to win a American Express gift... Read More →
avatar for Logical Choice Technologies/Promethean

Logical Choice Technologies/Promethean

Manager - Professional Development, Logical Choice Technologies
Logical Choice is your source for future technologies. From developed-in-house cutting edge software that utilizes Augmented Reality and Samsung Tablets to classroom solutions like Xirrus high-density wireless networks and Meraki cloud managed networking and much more, Logical Choice is your partner in creating the classroom of tomorrow.
avatar for AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Stop by booth #307 to learn about affordably, effectively securing your school with AVG. Plus, you could win a remote-controlled helicopter!
avatar for Ruckus Wireless

Ruckus Wireless

Booth 203


Monday December 5, 2011 9:30am - 6:15pm
Roanoke Ballroom

9:45am

Digital Sandbox Open
Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 4:45am
Digital Sandbox

9:45am

The Power of Mobile Technology
See the WOW factor of mobile learning with and iPads used for digital textbooks. Session will also include educational apps and Internet activities on mobile devices.
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11331305/VSTE%20good%20copy%20final.ppt

Speakers
avatar for Janet Copenhaver

Janet Copenhaver

Director of Technology and Innovation, Henry County Public Schools
M.S.  Educational Leadership from Radford University, B.S. Library Science, Radford University; Director of Technology and Innovation Henry County Public Schools


Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 10:45am
Appalachian

9:45am

Google Apps EDU - Create, Communicate and Collaborate

Collaborate and communicate in real-time and access documents, presentations, spreadsheets,email and sites from anywhere, on any device. Stop attaching and start sharing!


https://sites.google.com/a/salem.k12.va.us/vste2011/home

Speakers
avatar for Dayna Wells

Dayna Wells

ITRT, Salem City Schools


Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 10:45am
Roanoke Ballroom E

9:45am

iPads in Early Elementary

Henrico just deployed 4 iPads in every K/1st grade classroom. Why'd we do that? What Apps are we using? How are we managing devices? How are we documenting results?


http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/apps/


Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 10:45am
Washington Lecture Hall

9:45am

Math/Science Mobile

"Math/Science" covers three major sciences (chemistry, biology and physics) with the addition of wolfram alpha. Three applications dealing with mathematics will also be covered that visually open the world of mathematics to students. This workshop is designed to help you realize the potential of mobile learning in the disciplines of science and mathematics while becoming an aid to your teaching and learning style.


Speakers
WM

Will Mansfield

William Mansfield is a sophomore at Kennesaw State University. He is majoring in human communication with business management. William joined the iSchool Initiative team in the Spring of 2010. When he heard about this opportunity he readily joined the team. He is a part of the seminar A team and hopes to help revolutionize education throughout America. William also develops the science and mathematics workshops which integrates these subjects... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 10:45am
Wilson

9:45am

Supporting Education in the Copy/Paste Revolution: Pedagogy with Technology and Twenty-first Century Skills

Why emphasize twenty-first century skills in your school? John shares a wealth of reasons why, including his experience with his own division's initiative, G21, now in its fourth year.


http://www.glnd.k12.va.us/index/resource/g21/

Speakers
avatar for John G Hendron

John G Hendron

Director of Innovation & Strategy, Goochland County Schools
John Hendron is Director of Innovation & Strategy for Goochland County Public Schools by day. John's professional interests are in innovative instruction: constructionism, 1:1 technology, and deeper learning. My lifelong passions include music and creative pursuits with computers: photography, video editing, and web design. I've been blogging continuously online since 1998 and am currently learning more about the maker movement and the impact... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 10:45am
Pocahontas AB

9:45am

The Geospatial Semester: Making Inquiry Happen in the Classroom

The Geospatial Semester is a unique dual enrollment partnership between Virginia districts and JMU. Come learn how you can facilitate incredible GIS-based projects (and have your students earn JMU credit).


http://www.isat.jmu.edu/geospatialsemester

Speakers
BK

Bob Kolvoord

Dean, College of Integrated Science and Engineering, James Madison University
The Geospatial Semester


Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 10:45am
Tinker Mountain

9:45am

Using Learning Centers to Differentiate Instruction & Deepen Learning on Study Island

Learn how to create differentiated learning centers for small groups using the program Study Island. Alternatives to using Study Island will also be presented.


http://www.studyisland.com/demoAsk.cfm?myState=VA

Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 10:45am
Roanoke Ballroom F

9:45am

Wow, I didn't know you could do that in Moodle!

Explore all the various features of Moodle and discover a few tips and tricks!


http://tooletimeconferenceresources.wikispaces.com/

Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 10:45am
Mill Mountain

9:45am

Windows 7 Migration: What Works, What Doesn’t, and What I Wish I Knew

Do you feel like you have fallen into a pit of quicksand, you’re struggling, and there is no help in sight? Struggle no more, help has arrived. In this collaborative session, facilitated by an experienced migration engineer we’ll discuss best practices, image development methods, upgrading with limited resources, and how to design for inevitable future changes. If you have done it, share your experiences; if not, bring your questions.


Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 10:45am
Buck Mountain AB

9:45am

Cracking the QR Code

In this session you will learn how easy it is to create QR codes and explore a variety of ways QR codes can be used to enhance classroom instruction and promote your school.

 


Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 10:45am
Shenandoah A

9:45am

Maximizing your Learner Response Devices (LRS) for Real-time Assessment
Come and see how Promethean’s Learner Response devices can assist you with real-time assessment to drive instruction in the classroom. Instead of waiting to the end of a lesson to see what your students know, Promethean’s LRS are designed to simplify the teaching and learning environment, by fostering motivation, engagement and collaboration. Promethean’s LRS supports classroom instruction, by giving instant feedback and gauging student understanding. Participants will observe Promethean’s next generation of LRS and BYOT.

Speakers
Sponsors

Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 10:45am
Roanoke Ballroom G

9:45am

Using Interactive Technology for Data Meetings, Instructional Strategies, and More!

Want to be a SMART 21st Century School? This session will give teachers ideas to get kids motivated and involved in their learning. Come see examples of lessons, games, and classroom management ideas using the SMARTboard. You will also see how administrators and instructional specialists use the SMART software to run data meetings.


Speakers
TG

Tara Grant

I am currently Assistant Principal at Falling Branch Elementary School in Montgomery County. I am passionate about integrating technology into daily instruction and learning to motivate students and increase student achievement. Before entering administration, I served our county as an ITRT. My interest and experience with technology integration has helped me work smarter and model "smarter" teaching for our staff.


Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 10:45am
Shenandoah B

9:45am

Animation and Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum

Animation and digital storytelling are engaging means of integrating technology into the classroom curriculum. Effective digital storytelling helps improve student's reading and writing skills, improve math, social studies, and science learning.


http://www.tech4learning.com/frames

Sponsors
avatar for Tech4Learning

Tech4Learning

Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Scott is a former elementary and middle school teacher as well as a district-level integration specialist. He has extensive professional development experience with K-12 educators, administrators, and curriculum personnel. He is former adjunct faculty member of Towson University and is the co-author of four Real World of Math integration books. He joined the Tech4Learning team in August 2007 as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager. This job provides... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 10:45am
Roanoke Ballroom H

9:45am

Digital Fieldtrips for Digital Citizens

Learn how to use Google Maps to create digital fieldtrips. Participants will create their own digital fieldtrip and how to implement digital maps across the curriculum.


http://techtoolsforteaching.com


Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 12:00pm
Monroe

9:45am

Podcasting with a Twist: An Introduction for Educators

This session will give the participant an introduction to podcasting using audio as well as video content using a variety of free software. In addition, participants will receive numerous links to podcast sites as well as instruction on how to create their own Podcasts.


Speakers
avatar for Midge Liggan

Midge Liggan

ITRT, Richmond Public Schools
avatar for William Waller

William Waller

Coordinator, Technology Services, Richmond Public Schools
I serve as the Coordinator for Technology Services in Richmond Public Schools and am passionate about classroom technology integration...


Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 12:00pm
Harrison/Tyler

9:45am

CyberCafe Open
Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 5:00pm
Lower Level

9:45am

Second Life Playground Open
Monday December 5, 2011 9:45am - 5:00pm
Lower Level

10:00am

Using Free Audio Fiction Podcasts in the Classroom
Virtual Session with live participants in the Jefferson Room - There are multiple audio fiction podcasts available for free that teachers can use to help students work on auditory comprehension. Adobe Connect Room URL will be available at the conference.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Bugaj

Melissa Bugaj

My name is Melissa Bugaj. I am a special educator with 17 years of experience. I have taught all grade levels from preschool to grade five in both general and special education. I was a Supervisor for student teachers for Walden University as well as a Homebound Teacher in the evenings while our kids were babies. Currently I am a special education teacher at Loudoun Valley High School where I connect with teenagers in team taught classes such as... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Digital Sandbox

10:00am

VSTE Advocacy - Innovate to Advocate

We are all advocates in some way. During this session we will explore the heart of grassroots advocacy.


Speakers
avatar for Heather Askea

Heather Askea

I am the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. I have served on the VSTE Board of Directors since 2006. My main passion is promoting better learning environments for children which manifests in my work as VSTE Advocacy Committee chair and through my every day endeavors to provide quality professional development for educators in Virgina.


Monday December 5, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Digital Sandbox

10:00am

Electric Avenue - Second Life Playground Session

Come to VSTE's Second Life Playground to visit some of the educational simulations in Second Life that makes this virtual environment shine for educators.


Speakers
avatar for Marie Booz

Marie Booz

Instructional Technology Coordinator, VBCPS


Monday December 5, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Lower Level

10:30am

Free Online Resources for Math and Science
Virtual Session with live participants in the Jefferson Room - Do you have struggling learners in math and/or science? Are you looking for free and engaging resources and materials to incorporate into your curriculum? Come join us as we share with you common tools and free resources to create low-tech to high-tech learning materials to meet your students’ needs. Free Online Resources for Math and Science Here you will find really cool interactive websites for teaching Math and Science in one convenient place.
http://bit.ly/atsquared

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Feist

Cynthia Feist

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools


Monday December 5, 2011 10:30am - 11:00am
Digital Sandbox

10:30am

Da Vinci's Notebook - Second Life Playground Session

Come see some of the simulations created by Virginia Beach City Public Schools students in the Active Worlds Universe, Da Vinci.


Speakers
avatar for Marie Booz

Marie Booz

Instructional Technology Coordinator, VBCPS


Monday December 5, 2011 10:30am - 11:00am
Lower Level

10:30am

Bloggers' Cafe
Bloggers' Cafe provides latest information on technology, gadgets, and blogging tips. Bloggers can meet here and talk with attendees about current issues and topics.

Monday December 5, 2011 10:30am - 11:30am
Digital Sandbox

11:00am

Making Good Choices when Selecting a Web 2.0 Tool for Instruction

This presentation will include a complete review of about 10-15 most popular Web 2.0 tools that are being
used in the classroom. Each review will include the process for approval, implementation guidelines for teachers, and parent information. Participantswill learn what to look for in the Terms of Agreement, legal obligations, and how to safeguard student intellectual property. Participants will leave with renewed confidence about students working on the internet safely.


https://sites.google.com/site/goodweb20choices/

Speakers
DH

Diane Harazin

Middle School Instructional Technology Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools
RK

Regina King

Instructional Technology Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools


Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:00am
Crystal Ballroom A/B

11:00am

WOW - eInstruction's Collaborative Classroom Suite does all that?
How would you like to use eInstuction's student response systems with Interactive Achievement freeing up computer lab space and time? How would you like to save hours of grading by giving tests with ExamView and eInstruction's student response systems and then export grades right to your grade book (ex. Power Teacher or Grade Quick)? How would you like to turn your iPods or computers into virtual "clickers"? How would you like to use the MobiView to free yourself from being "tied" to your interactive whiteboard? Speaking of interactive, how many students can actually interact with your "interactive" whiteboard anyway... one, maybe two? How would you like to engage more students with the Mobi Student Centered Learning Pack which allows groups or 4, 6, 8 or more students to interact with digital content all at the same time! Come and see all this and more -- participants will be eligible to win a MobiView or Pulse student response system!

Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:00am
Mill Mountain

11:00am

Get with IT! Bringing History from the Past to the Present
This session will focus on the use of 21st Century learning skills (collaboration, product creation, critical thinking, and student centered learning) with a Fifth Grade American Indian Unit. The unit was planned with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in mind; therefore students were given the choice of products to showcase their learning, and were encouraged to choose according to their interests and/or skills to break down barriers to learning. The product choices included: writing a rap/song then recording it on Audacity, writing and video recording a skit on a flip camera, creating a board game, or documenting locations and facts on Google Earth. Once products were chosen and groups were formed, the tribe was assigned by the teacher thus creating challenging instruction rather than process. When products were complete, students shared them with the rest of their classmates. Last, projects were made available across three classes to allow for further student review. Students who chose technology oriented projects were familiar with its use, and were able to show off their skills. Students who did not choose the technology project created a “self-challenge” for the next project, thus raising the bar for themselves. A brief discussion about UDL as it relates to 21st Century Learning as well as samples.

Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 11:30am
Digital Sandbox

11:00am

The Low Down on Low Tech for Math and Science
Virtual Session with live participants in the Jefferson Room - Do you have struggling learners in math and/or science? Are you looking for free and engaging resources and materials to incorporate into your curriculum? Come join us as we share with you common tools and free resources to create low-tech to high-tech learning materials to meet your students’ needs. The Low Down on Low Tech for Math and Science - This session shares ways to use MS Office tools to create low tech learning materials such as Foldables ™ and file folder games.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Feist

Cynthia Feist

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools


Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 11:30am
Digital Sandbox

11:00am

iLearn, Creativity in the Classroom with the iPad
Speakers
avatar for Camilla Gagliolo

Camilla Gagliolo

About Camilla Gagliolo | Instructional Technology Coordinator, Arlington Public Schools, Washington, DC Camilla Gagliolo holds a position as an Instructional Technology Coordinator in Arlington County Public Schools in Virginia, facilitating and leading technology integration to enhance teaching and learning for students and teachers. Her passion for innovation in education has made her one of the leaders in implementing new technologies in... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Appalachian

11:00am

An Amazing Race through 6th Grade History using QR Codes

Incorporate 21st Century skills by creating a competitive, web-based activity based on the television show.


http://www.culpeperschools.org/dobrien/VSTE/

Speakers
avatar for Donovan O'Brien

Donovan O'Brien

Curriculum Specialist, Culpeper County Schools
Social Studies teacher from 1999 through 2010. From 2010 to 2015, serving as an instructional technology resource teacher at Floyd T. Binns Middle School in Culpeper, Virginia. I am now the Curriculum Specialist for SS, World Languages, Health & PE, Driver's Ed, and Family Life.
avatar for Heather O'Brien

Heather O'Brien

ITRT, Culpeper Middle School


Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom F

11:00am

Beyond Technology Infusion: School as Production House

What if school wasn’t just preparation for real life? What if we treated school as real life? Can we harness the power of the tools at our disposal to help kids to research, collaborate, create, present and network in real and powerful ways. How do we create real-world, practical applications of the skills and content of our classes so that students can create real work that matters? How do we move beyond the “blog project” into harnessing tools so that students learn, create and lead in new and powerful ways?


Speakers
avatar for Chris Lehmann

Chris Lehmann

Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. Chris has returned to his native Philadelphia after nine years as the Technology Coordinator at the Beacon School in New York City, one of the leading urban public schools for technology integration. In 2001, Chris was honored by MOUSE as a Champion of Technology and Education for his work on building... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Washington Lecture Hall

11:00am

Bring IT to EVERY Student Using Discovery Education STREAMING

During this session, you will learn how to bring the power of learning to each and every learner through Discovery Education.


http://goo.gl/fF97S

Speakers
avatar for Max Brooks

Max Brooks

Discovery
Max is a life-long learner/sharer who pulls inspiration from all things 'techucational'…like robotics, making movies, and proving what learners know with eportfolios. His roots as a classroom educator, department coordinator, and technology facilitator in Washington, DC assist him in working with schools and districts to support their teaching and learning initiatives. The “print-to-digital” transition is full of challenging... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Crystal Ballroom E

11:00am

General Social Network Tools vs. Collaborative Web 2.0 Education Platforms

Significant differences exist between general mass market web 2.0 tools and school-based collaboration platforms designed for k12 safety and functionality. Multiple examples provided in this important visionary talk directed at school leaders. The presenter is a pioneer in school web 2.0 and will share case studies, perspectives and insights.


Speakers
avatar for Tim DiScipio

Tim DiScipio

Co-Founder, ePals
As the Co-Founder of ePals, Inc., Tim's leadership and vision helped build the company into one of the K-12 education industry's most recognized and leading global brands now reaching millions of teachers and students in 200 countries and territories. His role at ePals has been directing company partnerships, marketing, product strategy and building the company's global user base. Having created one of the first "social networks" on the web... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom E

11:00am

One App in 60 Minutes - Make Web Ready Movies on Your iPhone4 or iPad2

Learn how Hamilton Elementary School uses video for instructional activities, assessment and home-school communication. First graders can use iMovie to create a video and so can you! Session participants will examine best practices in using video and participate in creating a short video.


http://www.lcps.org/hamilton/VSTE2011

Speakers
KN

Katie Neville

Teaching for 40 years, iTRT in Loudoun County (VA) for the last 15. Passionate about reading, instructional technology, home-school communication, family, politics and the Redskins!


Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Wilson

11:00am

Strategy Smackdown

On a volunteer basis, members of the audience will take turns presenting tools and strategies they use to differentiate learning. Each participant will be given 2-3 minutes to demonstrate one tool and describe how they use it with students and/or other educators.


http://attipscast.wordpress.com

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bugaj

Christopher Bugaj

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST (http://attipscast.com); a multi‐award winning podcast featuring strategies useful in differentiating the learning experience. Chris is the co‐author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public | Schools published by the International Society on Technology in Education... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Pocahontas AB

11:00am

VSTE First Timers Session

Come see what the VSTE Annual Conference is all about. Learn the tips and tricks you need to make the most of your conference experience!!


Staff
avatar for Tim Harazin

Tim Harazin

Events and Logistics

Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Cave

11:00am

Best Practices for Apple iOS Device Deployment and Management

You are invited to join Apple Inc., for a discussion focused on Apple's iOS devices. This discussion will highlight new features in iOS 5 and explore different deployment strategies for organizations. Topics to be covered include device setup, syncing, restoring, profile management, app purchasing and current deployment tools.


Speakers
JB

Jayson Bevins

Systems Engineer at Apple


Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Buck Mountain AB

11:00am

Don't Worry Be Appy

In this session we will share some of our favorite apps for the iPod Touch that we use in K-12 classrooms.

 


http://vsteipodresources.pbworks.com

Speakers
BB

Brooksie Blanks

EC Glass High School
AH

Aimee Hasinger

Dunbar Middle School


Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shenandoah A

11:00am

Promethean Resources that support the 21st Century ActivClassroom
Discover Promethean’s online teacher community, which provides resources, lessons, professional development and web-links. Follow us to the Promethean store to shop for Publisher Created Resources; readymade content with a comprehensive range of top-quality lessons. Then browse with us through some top notch websites that will make learning exciting and fun! We will end our journey with a sneak preview of our new partner, Channel One Interactive News!

Speakers
Sponsors

Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom G

11:00am

The Senior Project

This presentation will cover the Senior Project program for high school students.


http://www.seniorproject.net/

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Norris

Kathleen Norris

As the Technology Manager, Kathy oversees the technology assets of the Senior Project® Center, the SPN Ning, and e-publications. Her primary responsibilities run the gamut from writing, training, editing, podcasting, building and maintaining the websites and networks, to finding new ways to infuse technology tools into the Senior Project® Center work environment. | | A believer in embracing new technologies for education, Kathy is... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Lower Level

11:00am

SEEing is Believing: Be a SMART Exemplary Educator

Come learn how to become an active member of a unique group of teachers, technology coordinators and educators. SMART Exemplary Educators are committed to improving student learning through the use of SMART products. These individuals are recognized for their exceptional efforts with membership benefits, which include attending exclusive events and professional development opportunities.


Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Shenandoah B

11:00am

Connecting Hard-to-Reach Learners with Pixie

Every student can learn! Explore how creative projects can engage and motivate your learners, build content understanding, while celebrating their success. Discover ideas, tools, and techniques that provide a variety of strategies for reaching students.


http://www.tech4learning.com/pixie

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Kohls

Kurt Kohls

School Based Technology Specialist, Chesterbrook ES/Fairfax County Public Schools
A School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax County, Virginia, Kurt works with educators to engage their students through innovative ideas, including the use of cutting edge technologies in elementary education. Kurt successfully presented sessions at NECC 2008, 2009, and ISTE from 2010 to 2014 with his colleagues. Participants of these sessions left excited and energized by new Web 2.0 multimedia tools and their potential to help teachers... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom H

11:30am

Top UDL Tools for 2011-2012!
Come learn how to access materials for multiple means of representation, action/expression and engagement through the UDL links, iOS app, and the new interactive UDL implementation wheel.

Speakers
MH

Melissa Hartman

Special Education Supervisor, Loudoun County Public Schools


Monday December 5, 2011 11:30am - 12:00am
Digital Sandbox

12:00pm

VSTE Advocacy - I am an Advocate!

Hear the story of the 2011 ISTE Public Policy Advocate of the Year!


Speakers
avatar for Becky Fisher

Becky Fisher

Director of End User Experience, Albemarle County Public Schools
Becky received a BA and MAT in Physics from the University of Virginia while working as a FORTRAN programmer for the University’s Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics. After assisting in an NSF-funded summer institute for Physics teachers, she committed to a career in public education. Over two decades later, she has been a classroom teacher, instructional technology specialist, and central office leader working diligently to change the... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Digital Sandbox

12:00pm

Tweetup
Calling all Twitterers! We'll meetup in the Digital Sandbox to have lunch and hang out. This will be a great time to get to know other folks on Twitter in real life and chat!

Monday December 5, 2011 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Digital Sandbox

12:00pm

Lunch
Grab a boxed lunch, explore the Exhibit Hall, meet your fellow Tweeters

Monday December 5, 2011 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Exhibit Hall

12:30pm

Lights, Camera, Action: Embedding Video into SMART Notebook
Speakers
avatar for Street and Company

Street and Company

SMART Education Consultant, Street & Co. Audio Visual


Monday December 5, 2011 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Street & Co SMART Playground

1:00pm

SMART Table and SMART Document Camera
Speakers
avatar for Street and Company

Street and Company

SMART Education Consultant, Street & Co. Audio Visual


Monday December 5, 2011 1:00pm - 1:15pm
Street & Co SMART Playground

1:00pm

QR Codes in the Classroom
There is a wide range of uses for QR Codes in the classroom/school setting. The goal of this session is to demonstrate to educators the wide range of uses for bringing QR Codes into the classroom and school setting. The participants will come away with the knowledge of the history of QR Codes, the steps used to create their own QR Codes, the variety of mediums that they can use to promote them, and the devices that can be used with students to enhance their learning. Additionally, they will be exposed to a wide variety of activities and situations where QR Codes can be integrated throughout the curriculum in all grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Kohls

Kurt Kohls

School Based Technology Specialist, Chesterbrook ES/Fairfax County Public Schools
A School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax County, Virginia, Kurt works with educators to engage their students through innovative ideas, including the use of cutting edge technologies in elementary education. Kurt successfully presented sessions at NECC 2008, 2009, and ISTE from 2010 to 2014 with his colleagues. Participants of these sessions left excited and energized by new Web 2.0 multimedia tools and their potential to help teachers... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Digital Sandbox

1:00pm

Mobile Device Boardwalk
VSTE's Mobile Learning Special Interest Group sponsors an app and strategy sharing session for all devices. Learn how others are using mobile devices with teachers and students for effective professional development and instruction. Take a stroll down the mobile device boardwalk! Join VSTE's Mobile Learning SIG at http://vsteonline.ning.com/group/mobilelearninggroup

Monday December 5, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Digital Sandbox

1:15pm

MediaCAST: Digital Content Management and Streaming System Solution
Speakers
avatar for Street and Company

Street and Company

SMART Education Consultant, Street & Co. Audio Visual


Monday December 5, 2011 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Street & Co SMART Playground

1:30pm

PowerPoint Karaoke
It goes by many names: Battledecks, PechaKucha, or Powerpoint Karaoke. The premise is that a few volunteers will come forward, each will be given a random deck of 20 slides, each automatically appearing for just 20 seconds. The most creative and innovative speaker that thinks on their toes will be rewarded with fame, recognition, and maybe something more! You don't want to miss this!

Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Digital Sandbox

1:30pm

1:30pm

At the Crossroads: VSTE in Second Life (SL Playground Session)

Come learn about professional development and social networking opportunities, plus our Monday night meetings on VSTE Island. We will tour VSTE


http://vsteonline.ning.com/group/secondlifevstemembers

Speakers
avatar for Marie Booz

Marie Booz

Instructional Technology Coordinator, VBCPS


Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Lower Level

1:30pm

A Look at Managing iPads and iPods
Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Appalachian

1:30pm

Getting Started With Media Literacy in the Elementary Classroom
Get your feet wet with Virginia’s new media literacy standards for Elementary English. Become acquainted with the instructional components of ML. See examples of lessons where the media literacy and research strands of the English SOL have been integrated with content area curricula. Get practical tips for starting out. An overview of professional as well as instructional resources will also be provided. In addition, information on the new SOL online writing practice tool and 2012 field test will be presented. This session is QR code enabled!
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/english/elementary/index.shtml

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Santangelo

Thomas Santangelo

For twenty-five years Thomas Santangelo has been actively engaged in promoting literacy. His service as a first-grade teacher and literacy specialist laid the instructional foundation he would later draw upon for his later leadership roles. Whether as a teacher, assistant principal, or curriculum coordinator, he has been instrumental in the thoughtful application of technology to education. His Web site, ReadWriteSite (no longer active) was named... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Pocahontas AB

1:30pm

I Didn't Know Google Earth/Maps Could Do That!

Take your students to the streets of the world using the many layers of information in Google's mapping resources and more data that can be added from many other sources.


http://www.assortedstuff.com/vste2011-earth

Speakers
avatar for Tim Stahmer

Tim Stahmer

Instructional Tech Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools
Fairfax County Public Schools


Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Crystal Ballroom E

1:30pm

Mobile Technology for Language Acquisition

Using mobile technology to provide context and support for ELL. First reports from a research project focusing on tools for personalizing language acquisition. Hands on demonstrations.


Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Roanoke Ballroom E

1:30pm

Reflective Friends- Moving Towards a 21st Century Culture

This process provides accountability for 21st century instruction. Learn how focused observations with teachers, administrators, and consultants create buy-in and accelerate the development of 21st century instruction.


http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/conference

Speakers
avatar for Gaynell Lyman

Gaynell Lyman

I'm a former physics and chemistry teacher who currently plays in the instructional technology playground. As an Instructional Technology Specialist, I support the Henrico County high schools and facilitate division-wide initiatives. I am passionate about questioning, higher order thinking and authentic learning experiences.


Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Crystal Ballroom A/B

1:30pm

Using eReaders in the Elementary Classroom

This session is designed withthe k-4 teacher in mind! It will walk you through the process of selecting titles, purchasing titles, downloading titles, and implementing for instruction the eReaders, both Nooks and Kindles, that are currently in your building. Included will be tips on classroom management of the eReaders, such as charging the devices, security, and checking in and out.


http://www.thehoot.us/e-reader-resources.html


Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Wilson

1:30pm

Where Does It Live: Building Systems And Structures Around What You Believe

The myth of the single teacher, bucking the odds to be that one great teacher in a school may make for a great Hollywood movie, but it rarely -- if ever -- leads to lasting, effective change. We must examine the manner in which our schools and classrooms are set up so that the greatest number of students, teachers and even principals can thrive and learn and feel valued. This session is focused on looking at institutional change, so that attendees can explore what they value and then examine the systems in their districts, schools and classrooms that must change to reflect those values.


Speakers
avatar for Chris Lehmann

Chris Lehmann

Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. Chris has returned to his native Philadelphia after nine years as the Technology Coordinator at the Beacon School in New York City, one of the leading urban public schools for technology integration. In 2001, Chris was honored by MOUSE as a Champion of Technology and Education for his work on building... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Washington Lecture Hall

1:30pm

Maintaining a Healthy Network - Security Best Practices to Defend Against Common Malware Threats

The session will focus on easy ways to prevent and contain common security threats like email and web-based malware. I will talk some about the way networks are currently being exploited, how to defend against it and then have a Q&A session.


Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Buck Mountain AB

1:30pm

GPS in the Schoolyard: Trekking a Virtual Virginia

Discover how GPS technology can be integrated into the social studies classroom.  Bring a coat. The end of the session will include GPS instruction outside. 

 


http://rspcal.pbworks.com/w/page/48248275/GPS%3A%20Trekking%20a%20Virtual%20Virginia

Speakers
SB

Sharon Bulson

RS Payne Elementary
TP

Tracy Proffitt

RS Payne Elementary


Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Shenandoah A

1:30pm

Promethean’s Next Generation!
Speakers
avatar for Leslie Lowe

Leslie Lowe

Head of Field Sales Specialists, Promethean

Sponsors

Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Roanoke Ballroom G

1:30pm

1:30pm

Integrating GIS in the K-12 Classroom

This presentation will share resources and lesson plans to Integrate GIS in the classroom as well as demonstrate activities using GIS. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about GIS professional development opportunities through the OVERspace program with NASA Virginia Space Grant Consortium.


Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Roanoke Ballroom Hallway

1:30pm

Sharing Spreadsheets on the Fly

We all want collaboration but don't want to spend the time to set up elaborate wikis or figure out online tools. Just open a Google shared spreadsheet on the fly. Come see the many ways that a blank spreadsheet can be your magic carpet for collaboration.


http://digiteacherindraft.blogspot.com/

Speakers
avatar for Joan Brown

Joan Brown

I am a Google Certified Teacher and passionate about giving students the opportunity to direct their learning and feel a part of the system. Technology is the path to individualized success in education and we are just beginning.


Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Roanoke Ballroom Hallway

1:30pm

What did you do in school today? Answer the question with 21st Century Communication Tools

The Principal and iTRT of Hamilton Elementary School (Loudoun County Public Schools) discuss how Hamilton Elementary uses Facebook, Twitter, Ustream and other Web 2.0 tools to provide timely information to parents.


http://www.lcps.org/hamilton/VSTE2011

Speakers
RM

Robert Marple

Loudoun County Public Schools
Principal, Cedar Lane Elementary, Loudoun County Public Schools
KN

Katie Neville

Teaching for 40 years, iTRT in Loudoun County (VA) for the last 15. Passionate about reading, instructional technology, home-school communication, family, politics and the Redskins!


Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Roanoke Ballroom Hallway

1:30pm

Finding Treasures in the Lesson Activity Toolkit

Come receive your treasure map and begin exploring all the wealth to be had in the SMART Notebook Gallery. From games and activities to classroom management tools and transition strategies, the Lesson Activity Toolkit has all the booty you need to keep all hands on deck!


http://www.GettingStreetSMART.com

Speakers
avatar for Street and Company

Street and Company

SMART Education Consultant, Street & Co. Audio Visual


Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Shenandoah B

1:30pm

Blending Creativity and Content for 21st Century Success

To engage our learners, we need to embrace the technology tools digital age students have come to expect. Learn how tools like Pixie, Frames, and Share help develop the intellectual curiosity, creativity, and communication skills necessary for students to succeed in the 21st century.


http://www.tech4learning.com

Sponsors
avatar for Tech4Learning

Tech4Learning

Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Scott is a former elementary and middle school teacher as well as a district-level integration specialist. He has extensive professional development experience with K-12 educators, administrators, and curriculum personnel. He is former adjunct faculty member of Towson University and is the co-author of four Real World of Math integration books. He joined the Tech4Learning team in August 2007 as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager. This job provides... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Roanoke Ballroom H

1:30pm

Digital Decoupage: Layering Skills for Multi-Media Projects

By teaching students a set of technology-related skills that they can layer on top of one another, you can help students create podcasts, documentaries, slide shows, claymation, and many other products that engage students with a variety of learning styles and give them exciting and relevant products to demonstrate their learning.



Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Harrison/Tyler

1:30pm

How to be HOT and SMART: Higher Order Thinking Skills and SMART Notebook

Learn to apply Blooms Taxonomy (BT) to SMARTBoard Software and Applications. Focus on the top three tiers of BT to Analyze, Evaluate, and Create interactive, engaging activities using SMART tools.


http://www.scoop.it/t/hot-and-smart

Speakers
avatar for Sam B Wightman

Sam B Wightman

Fairfax County Public Schools


Monday December 5, 2011 1:30pm - 3:45pm
Monroe

2:00pm

UDL Jeopardy
Test your knowledge! Win prizes! Learn about UDL while having fun!

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bugaj

Christopher Bugaj

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST (http://attipscast.com); a multi‐award winning podcast featuring strategies useful in differentiating the learning experience. Chris is the co‐author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public | Schools published by the International Society on Technology in Education... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Digital Sandbox

2:00pm

VSTE Advocacy - Becoming a VSTE Advocate
During this session we will show how VSTE Advocates can make a difference on matters of local, state, and even national interest.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Askea

Heather Askea

I am the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. I have served on the VSTE Board of Directors since 2006. My main passion is promoting better learning environments for children which manifests in my work as VSTE Advocacy Committee chair and through my every day endeavors to provide quality professional development for educators in Virgina.


Monday December 5, 2011 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Digital Sandbox

2:30pm

DTLT Today: An Online Web Show for the University of Mary Washington
DTLT Today is a daily web show held at the University of Mary Washington. I'll spend a few minutes talking about how we stream it live to the web and record it, and we'll do a live broadcast from the Digital Sandbox with UMW joining in!
http://dtlttoday.com

Speakers
avatar for Tim Owens

Tim Owens

Co-Founder, Reclaim Hosting
I'm a total hack.


Monday December 5, 2011 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Digital Sandbox

2:30pm

MS Office Tools and UDL: Scaffolding Instruction for All Learners
Virtual Session with live participants in the Jefferson Room - Come learn how commonly found features of MS Office can be used to differentiate instruction and reach all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Norton-Darr

Sally Norton-Darr

Assistive Technology Trainer, LCPS
Loudoun County Public Schools, Assistive Technology Trainer


Monday December 5, 2011 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Digital Sandbox

2:30pm

Snack Break
Monday December 5, 2011 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Exhibit Hall

2:45pm

iHear Myself Reading: Using laptops and handheld devices to improve reading fluency

There is no better feedback for kids than that they learn to generate themselves. Using GarageBand on Macintosh computers and iOS devices, as well as Audacity on Windows machines, you can help students improve their reading fluency and develop metacognitive skills that will help them become effective lifelong learners. See how ITRTs and Reading Specialists can work together to implement this program.


Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Appalachian

2:45pm

10 Technology Tools to Use Today

Come to this session to learn 10 free technology tools you can use today in your teaching and learning. An additional list of tools will be provided.


http://techtoolsforteaching.com


Monday December 5, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Washington Lecture Hall

2:45pm

Computers For Learning: A Guide for Implementing Executive Order 12999

In order to encourage and promote the reuse of computers, GGSA is proud to sponsor the re-engineered CFL site. The CFL program evolved as a guide for implementing Executive Order 12999, Educational Technology: Ensuring Opportunity for all Children in the Next Century. The executive order encourages agencies, to the extent permitted by law, to transfer computers and related peripheral equipment excess to their needs directly to schools and some educational nonprofit organizations.Direct transfers are authorized by law through 15 USC 3710(i) commonly known as the Stevenson-Wydler Act (amended by Public Law 102-245 on February 14, 1992).The CFL program's ambitious goal is to make modern computer technology an integral part of every classroom so that every child has the opportunity to be educated to his or her full potential.


http://computersforlearning.gov/

Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Roanoke Ballroom E

2:45pm

Google Apps for Education
Google Apps for Education is a broad IT solution that schools can use to bring communication and collaboration tools to the entire academic community for free. Google manages all the technology details, so you can focus your time, energy and budgets on teaching your kids.This session will cover everything you need to know to bring Google Apps for Education to your school or school district. We will examine Google’s role in education and how you can leverage our tools to build the skills students will need to compete in a 21st century world. A complete product demo will be given to show some of the most powerful ways that teachers can use Google Apps in their classrooms.

Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Crystal Ballroom A/B

2:45pm

I Know IT's Only Rock and Roll, but I Like IT!

From The Beatles to Van Halen, Rock and Roll is full of inspirational stories that serve as lessons for integrating technology! Come hear great music and get some fun technology resources.


https://sites.google.com/a/harrisonburg.k12.va.us/itrt/vste-2011

Speakers
avatar for Alan Quimby

Alan Quimby

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Harrisonburg City Public Schools
ITRT for Harrisonburg City Public Schools


Monday December 5, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Wilson

2:45pm

If We Use Them, They'll Succeed: How iPads transform classrooms into interactive environments

iPads can transform a classroom into an interactive, media-rich environment. From simulations to digital storytelling, to publishing students's work, to IWB use, the iPad brings a world of possibilities.


http://lcps.org/Page/63868


Monday December 5, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Crystal Ballroom E

2:45pm

MOOCs: Defined and Applied to K12

Massive Online Open Courses are catching on. What are they and what can K12 teachers learn from them? Both professional development and concrete classroom applications will be explored.


Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Pocahontas AB

2:45pm

New Kid on the Streets in Second Life

What is Second Life? How can I get involved? Learn all about Second Life, creating an avatar of your own, Second Life vocabulary, and basic skills including navigation, inventory organization, and searching. This session is designed specifically for new kids on the street.


http://vsteonline.ning.com/group/secondlifevstemembers

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Alconcel

Lisa Alconcel

Computer Resource Specialist (ITRT), Red Mill Elemantary, Virginia Beach, VA
I've been teaching for 35 years, the last 16 years as a Computer Resource Specialist (or ITRT).


Monday December 5, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Roanoke Ballroom F

2:45pm

Engaged Intermediates? Student-Authored Share Projects that Work!
Co-Presenter: Peggi Knight Instructional Technology Resource Teacher Prince William County Public Schools Capture the enthusiasm and idealism of your intermediate-aged students with Share projects that provide a powerful combination of curriculum and assessment; all while engaging learners and fostering thinking, collaboration, and communication skill.
http://www.tech4learning.com/share

Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Roanoke Ballroom H

2:45pm

Server Virtualization and Going to the Cloud
Provide uninterrupted access to your software and data from any computer, any time, anywhere in the world. Log on to your desktop via a secure Web site supported by world-class information technology and voice and data communication services.

Speakers
SP

Sam Panicker

VP of Professional Services, Networking Technology Solutions


Monday December 5, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Buck Mountain AB

2:45pm

No Money, No Apps, No Worries

In this session you will learn many ways that an iPod Touch device can be used with the apps and utilities that come preloaded on the device.

 


http://vsteipodresources.pbworks.com

Speakers
BB

Brooksie Blanks

EC Glass High School
AH

Aimee Hasinger

Dunbar Middle School


Monday December 5, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Shenandoah A

2:45pm

"Letters alive" Augmented Reality Comes to the Classroom!
The first teaching and learning application using augmented reality for Pre-K, Kindergarten and other students at the reading readiness level. Come and discover how young learners will interact with 3D animals and sounds without using glasses! This is a true 2-way interaction between the animals and students to make phonics and learning to read FUN!

Speakers
LW

Laura Walker

Logical Choice

Sponsors

Monday December 5, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Roanoke Ballroom G

2:45pm

SMARTer History

Travel back in history as student interest is engaged and captured in these new and free interactive SMART Board history lessons for K-6th grade. Use the SMART document camera to capture history book images and interact with maps. Observe and use the SMART Response (Senteo) clickers to assess learning comprehension.


http://dl.dropbox.com/u/9500569/vstehistoryonline.notebook

Speakers
avatar for Obe Hostetter

Obe Hostetter

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, RCPS
I graduated from EMU in 2000. I taught 5th grade for four years and taught one year of 8th grade at JFHMS. In 2007, I got my Masters in Education with a focus on Instructional Technology through Virginia Tech. I have been an ITRT for the last 10 years and each year I learn new tech tools that I share with teachers. I also enjoy camping, hiking, exploring new countries and trying new activities like indoor sky-diving, riding a segway etc.


Monday December 5, 2011 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Shenandoah B

3:00pm

Bookstream – The New eBook Cloud for Smartphones, Tablets, and Computers
Bookstream is a new free cloud-based service for any student with an IEP/504 plan in VA. Come learn how students can access the resource from any mobile device or platform and how teachers can upload files for students to access within the secure cloud.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Nichols

Mark Nichols

Assistive Technology/IEP Supervisor, Loudoun County Public Schools
Assistive Technology, Accessible Instructional Materials, Universal Design for Learning, Hiking, Photography, Car Racing, Tennis, Concerts, Coaching Baseball.


Monday December 5, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Digital Sandbox

3:00pm

MS Office Tools and UDL: Scaffolding Instruction for All Learners - MORE Tools (The Sequel)
Virtual Session with live participants in the Jefferson Room - Come learn how commonly found features of MS Office can be used to differentiate instruction and reach all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Norton-Darr

Sally Norton-Darr

Assistive Technology Trainer, LCPS
Loudoun County Public Schools, Assistive Technology Trainer


Monday December 5, 2011 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Digital Sandbox

3:30pm

AT2: Integrating AT in Math and Science - Creating Electronic Forms in MS Word
Virtual Session with live participants in the Jefferson Room - Do you have struggling learners in math and/or science? Are you looking for free and engaging resources and materials to incorporate into your curriculum? Come join us as we share with you common tools and free resources to create low-tech to high-tech learning materials to meet your students’ needs. Creating Electronic Forms in MS Word This session will demonstrate how to create forms and demostrate creative ways to use them in the classroom.
http://bit.ly/atsquared

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Feist

Cynthia Feist

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools


Monday December 5, 2011 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Digital Sandbox

3:30pm

4:00pm

Internet Tools for Learning
Many online innovations currently emerging are free web-based tools that are as robust as locally loaded software. I would be willing to lead a digital sandbox session to allow participants to find, evaluate, and share Internet Tools for Learning.


Monday December 5, 2011 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Digital Sandbox

4:00pm

Thinking Smart with SmartArt and Graphic Organizers in MS Word
Virtual Session with live participants in the Jefferson Room - Do you have struggling learners in math and/or science? Are you looking for free and engaging resources and materials to incorporate into your curriculum? Come join us as we share with you common tools and free resources to create low-tech to high-tech learning materials to meet your students’ needs. Thinking Smart with SmartArt and Graphic Organizers in MS Word Smart Art can save you time and energy. In this session, you will learn how to use SmartArt Features to teach Math and Science.
http://bit.ly/atsquared

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Feist

Cynthia Feist

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools


Monday December 5, 2011 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Digital Sandbox

4:00pm

VSTE Advocacy - What Matters Most?

This is your time to talk! We want to know what you think is worth fighting for!


Speakers
avatar for Heather Askea

Heather Askea

I am the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. I have served on the VSTE Board of Directors since 2006. My main passion is promoting better learning environments for children which manifests in my work as VSTE Advocacy Committee chair and through my every day endeavors to provide quality professional development for educators in Virgina.


Monday December 5, 2011 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Digital Sandbox

4:00pm

iPad Revolution, Innovation in the Classroom
Speakers
avatar for Camilla Gagliolo

Camilla Gagliolo

About Camilla Gagliolo | Instructional Technology Coordinator, Arlington Public Schools, Washington, DC Camilla Gagliolo holds a position as an Instructional Technology Coordinator in Arlington County Public Schools in Virginia, facilitating and leading technology integration to enhance teaching and learning for students and teachers. Her passion for innovation in education has made her one of the leaders in implementing new technologies in... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Appalachian

4:00pm

iSEE, iHEAR, iTOUCH, iTALK .... iPAD

Armed with 2 iPads and crossed fingers and toes, I began a program in my classroom designed to provide a rich variety of media content to support instructional understanding, provide learning differentiation, and deepen concept knowledge. In this session I will discuss how to integrate this amazing resource in math, language arts, science and social studies. Examples and experiences will be shared to a variety of student abilities and grade levels.


Speakers
BO

Barrie Owen

Special Education Teacher, Evergreen ES, Chesterfield County Public Schools


Monday December 5, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Pocahontas AB

4:00pm

eFollett CafeScribe

Trends indicate that usage of eBooks - electronic versions of traditional books - is on the rise. Find out about eBooks and the importance of the eReaders used with them.



Monday December 5, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom E

4:00pm

Facebook and Collaboration: Moving Beyond Traditional Professional Development to Address Bullying in Schools

The presentation is premised on a current research study that explores how Facebook can be utilized as an effective platform for professional development that addresses bullying in schools.


Speakers
JJ

Jennifer Jones

Radford University


Monday December 5, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Washington Lecture Hall

4:00pm

Getting Started with a Chromebook Classroom
Chromebooks for Education gives students, teachers, and administrators a solution for fast, intuitive, and easy-to-manage computing. With central web-based management for all devices, automatic maintenance and upgrades, and an 8 second boot-up time, Chromebooks are at home in the classroom (and beyond). This presentation will explore the benefits, technical requirements, and logistics for setting up a Chromebook classroom at your school, and offer insight into how you can get the most out of Chromebooks and Chrome.

Speakers

Monday December 5, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Crystal Ballroom A/B

4:00pm

SmartBoards, Flip Cameras, Stations, Oh My!

In this presentation, participants will see different ways of combining the SmartBoard, Flip Cameras with Movie Maker, and lap tops to set up learning stations for instruction in the classroom.


https://docs.google.com/a/cbschools.net/present/view?id=0AddxTgMEZNTBZHptN3p3Ml8ybnhqZ2ZtZnY&hl=en_US

Speakers
avatar for Bev Horner

Bev Horner

Director of Technology, Colonial Beach Public Schools


Monday December 5, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Crystal Ballroom E

4:00pm

The A.T.TIPSCAST LIVE! The Power of Podcasting

Participate in a recording of the A.T.TIPSCAST! Learn the ins and outs of podcasting and how it can be used for professional development and to differentiate learning.


http://attipscast.wordpress.com

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bugaj

Christopher Bugaj

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST (http://attipscast.com); a multi‐award winning podcast featuring strategies useful in differentiating the learning experience. Chris is the co‐author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public | Schools published by the International Society on Technology in Education... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Wilson

4:00pm

Where In the World Is IT? Google Earth Can Show You

Bring history, art, and literature to life with Google Earth. You and your students can see where events actually took place, and add relevant text and media to place marks.


http://googleearthvste2011.wikispaces.com/home

Speakers
avatar for Robin Ricketts

Robin Ricketts

Academic Technology Coordinator, The Steward School
I enjoy helping people learn how to use and feel comfortable with technology tools. Big Scratch fan!


Monday December 5, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom F

4:00pm

Enterprise Management of Non Enterprise iOS Devices

In this session you will learn some of the tips and tricks we have learned while trying to manage 1000+ iPod Touch devices.  This is intended for IT staff.

 


www.ipodgrant.com

Speakers
AI

Andrew Ickes

Lynchburg City Schools IT Department | | Come to my session, "Enterprise Management of Non Enterprise iOS Devices" and learn some trick and tips on how to manage 1000+ iPod Touch's! Resources and handouts from the session can be found here: | http://www.ipodgrant.com/
DW

Doug Wickham

Lynchburg City Schools IT Department


Monday December 5, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Shenandoah A

4:00pm

"Letters alive" Augmented Reality Comes to the Classroom!
The first teaching and learning application using augmented reality for Pre-K, Kindergarten and other students at the reading readiness level. Come and discover how young learners will interact with 3D animals and sounds without using glasses! This is a true 2-way interaction between the animals and students to make phonics and learning to read FUN!

Speakers
LW

Laura Walker

Logical Choice

Sponsors

Monday December 5, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom G

4:00pm

SMART Solutions for 2011

Many changes have come to SMART's product line in 2011. Learn the new features, tweeks, and additons that MSART has unvieled in 2011.


Sponsors

Monday December 5, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Shenandoah B

4:00pm

The New and Wonderful World of Pixie 3
Pixie 2 changed how your elementary students share ideas and demonstrate understanding. Pixie 3 will change the way they work together. Learn about the exciting new features in Pixie 3, including group projects, a touch-friendly user interface, and secure online hosting through K12Share.com.
http://www.tech4learning.com/pixie/new

Sponsors
avatar for Tech4Learning

Tech4Learning

Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Scott is a former elementary and middle school teacher as well as a district-level integration specialist. He has extensive professional development experience with K-12 educators, administrators, and curriculum personnel. He is former adjunct faculty member of Towson University and is the co-author of four Real World of Math integration books. He joined the Tech4Learning team in August 2007 as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager. This job provides... Read More →


Monday December 5, 2011 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom H

4:30pm

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Programs at the school and district level
Many schools and districts are allowing kids to bring their personal devices to use for learning, or are considering such a program. If that's your school, join us to discuss the potential and issues involved when students bring their own.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Stahmer

Tim Stahmer

Instructional Tech Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools
Fairfax County Public Schools


Monday December 5, 2011 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Digital Sandbox

4:30pm

Exploring Learning Essentials MS Office Add-Ins
Virtual Session with live participants in the Jefferson Room - Do you have struggling learners in math and/or science? Are you looking for free and engaging resources and materials to incorporate into your curriculum? Come join us as we share with you common tools and free resources to create low-tech to high-tech learning materials to meet your students’ needs. Exploring Learning Essentials MS Office Add-Ins Have you seen the QuizMaker in Learning Essentials? If not, this session is well worth seeing to get an idea of all the cool teacher and student resources that are availablein MS Office Learning Essentials and they are FREE.
http://bit.ly/atsquared

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Feist

Cynthia Feist

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools


Monday December 5, 2011 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Digital Sandbox

5:00pm

Something to Talk About: SMART Recording Options
Speakers
avatar for Street and Company

Street and Company

SMART Education Consultant, Street & Co. Audio Visual


Monday December 5, 2011 5:00pm - 5:15pm
Street & Co SMART Playground

5:15pm

Let’s Make a Move: Object Animation in SMART Notebook
Speakers
avatar for Street and Company

Street and Company

SMART Education Consultant, Street & Co. Audio Visual


Monday December 5, 2011 5:15pm - 5:30pm
Street & Co SMART Playground

5:15pm

Fun in the Exhibit Hall
Refreshments, cash bar and live music!

Monday December 5, 2011 5:15pm - 6:15pm
Roanoke Ballroom

5:30pm

Double Your Success: Dual Page Display and SOL Review
Speakers
avatar for Street and Company

Street and Company

SMART Education Consultant, Street & Co. Audio Visual


Monday December 5, 2011 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Street & Co SMART Playground

8:00pm

The VSTE Gong Show and Karaoke
Come show off your talents and see if you can beat the Gong. Karaoke follows. Refreshments and cash bar.

Monday December 5, 2011 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom Hallway
 
Tuesday, December 6
 

7:00am

Continental Breakfast
Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:00am - 8:30am
N/A

7:00am

Ask Me Operations
Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:00am - 1:00pm
N/A

7:00am

CyberCafe Open
Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:00am - 1:00pm
Lower Level

7:00am

Doc Is In
Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:00am - 1:00pm
Bent Mountain

7:00am

Registration Open
Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:00am - 1:00pm
Foyer

7:00am

Presenter Storage Open
Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:00am - 1:30pm
Allegheny Room

7:30am

iTunes U for You

iTunes is great for music and entertaining, but have you taken a closer look at iTunes U? Come find out how to identify great content and how to publish your own.


Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:30am - 8:30am
Appalachian

7:30am

[CANCELLED] Getting Started With Media Literacy in the Elementary Classroom
Get your feet wet with Virginia’s new media literacy standards for Elementary English. Become acquainted with the instructional components of ML. See examples of lessons where the media literacy and research strands of the English SOL have been integrated with content area curricula. Get practical tips for starting out. An overview of professional as well as instructional resources will also be provided. In addition, information on the new SOL online writing practice tool and 2012 field test will be presented. This session is QR code enabled!
http://www.doe.virginia.gov/instruction/english/elementary/index.shtml

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Santangelo

Thomas Santangelo

For twenty-five years Thomas Santangelo has been actively engaged in promoting literacy. His service as a first-grade teacher and literacy specialist laid the instructional foundation he would later draw upon for his later leadership roles. Whether as a teacher, assistant principal, or curriculum coordinator, he has been instrumental in the thoughtful application of technology to education. His Web site, ReadWriteSite (no longer active) was named... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:30am - 8:30am
Roanoke Ballroom F

7:30am

21st Century Interactive Whiteboard Lessons

Want to make interactive whiteboard lessons that impact learning? This workshop focuses on 3 straightforward ways that educators can facilitate learning: purposeful use of images and videos, and interactive essentials.


http://www.lcps.org/Page/63186

Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:30am - 8:30am
Pocahontas AB

7:30am

Going Global: Field Tripping Without the Trip!

No money for field trips? During this session you will be introduced to free or inexpensive tools that will allow your students to go all around the world!


Speakers

Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:30am - 8:30am
Crystal Ballroom E

7:30am

Wow, there has to be a better way in Moodle!

Help! I am new to Moodle. What do I do with it? How do I get started? Where should I put my focus? If any of these questions sound familiar, this is the session for you.


http://tooletimeconferenceresources.wikispaces.com/

Speakers

Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:30am - 8:30am
Crystal Ballroom A/B

7:30am

"Letters alive" Augmented Reality Comes to the Classroom!
The first teaching and learning application using augmented reality for Pre-K, Kindergarten and other students at the reading readiness level. Come and discover how young learners will interact with 3D animals and sounds without using glasses! This is a true 2-way interaction between the animals and students to make phonics and learning to read FUN!

Speakers
LW

Laura Walker

Logical Choice

Sponsors

Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:30am - 8:30am
Roanoke Ballroom G

7:30am

Work Smarter Not Harder

Looking for a better way to help your students read. Can't figure out motivating ways to help students in math, science, social studies, and language arts. Looking for an easy way to worker SMARTer not harder? Then we have the solutions for you. SMART can do all of this and more, much more! Come let us show you how to increase your scores, save time, and make learning fun, motivating, successful.


Speakers
avatar for Diane Blowe

Diane Blowe

Instructional Technology Resource Specialist, Norfolk Public Schools
I love to train and support staff. I have been teaching for 34 years. Technology is my world. People can ask me anything that involves instructional technology.
avatar for Dawn Eibel

Dawn Eibel

Instructional Technology Specialist, Norfolk Public Schools
I used to play the guitar. I need start playing again. I really love playing. I am a great listener and if you ever need me to be somewhere..."I'll be there!"


Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:30am - 8:30am
Shenandoah B

7:30am

Share Powerful Assessments with Digital Portfolios
Portfolios make classroom learning accessible to parents and administrators. With Share, students can create portfolios that capture performances and reflections through text, voice, and video and sharing through HTML, Flash, and Interactive PDF files.
http://www.tech4learning.com/share

Sponsors
avatar for Tech4Learning

Tech4Learning

Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Scott is a former elementary and middle school teacher as well as a district-level integration specialist. He has extensive professional development experience with K-12 educators, administrators, and curriculum personnel. He is former adjunct faculty member of Towson University and is the co-author of four Real World of Math integration books. He joined the Tech4Learning team in August 2007 as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager. This job provides... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 7:30am - 8:30am
Roanoke Ballroom H

8:00am

Digital Sandbox Open
Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:00am - 12:30pm
Digital Sandbox

8:00am

Second Life Playground Open
Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:00am - 1:30pm
Lower Level

8:30am

Creative Uses for URL Shorteners & QR Code Shortening
Learn how and why to create memorable URLS while simultaneously creating a QR Codes.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bugaj

Christopher Bugaj

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST (http://attipscast.com); a multi‐award winning podcast featuring strategies useful in differentiating the learning experience. Chris is the co‐author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public | Schools published by the International Society on Technology in Education... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:30am - 9:00am
Digital Sandbox

8:45am

Meeting All Learners, Differentiating with Technology
Speakers
avatar for Camilla Gagliolo

Camilla Gagliolo

About Camilla Gagliolo | Instructional Technology Coordinator, Arlington Public Schools, Washington, DC Camilla Gagliolo holds a position as an Instructional Technology Coordinator in Arlington County Public Schools in Virginia, facilitating and leading technology integration to enhance teaching and learning for students and teachers. Her passion for innovation in education has made her one of the leaders in implementing new technologies in... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:45am - 9:45am
Appalachian

8:45am

[CANCELLED] Integrating Curriculum Based Service Learning Enhanced by Technology

Got Engagement? Come learn about curriculum-based service learning projects.Discover how to weave all parts of the curriculum into your student-selected projectand watch the magic happen.


Speakers

Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:45am - 9:45am
Pocahontas AB

8:45am

Beyond the Projector: Strategies to Support Interactive Whiteboard Integration
In this session, Kendra Grant, an expert in Learning Design with over 15 years of professional development experience in educational technology will offer practical strategies for effectively incorporating the Interactive Whiteboard into every day instruction by exploring how to prepare teachers to use Interactive Whiteboards to meet the needs of all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Kendra Grant

Kendra Grant

My belief in the power of technology to dramatically enhance the learning opportunities for students started 25 years ago. Throughout my educational career as an assistant principal, classroom teacher, librarian media specialist, special education teacher, professional learning instructor and teacher coach, that conviction has gotten stronger the more I see the transformational impact of technology on students and teachers when it is used to... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:45am - 9:45am
Roanoke Ballroom F

8:45am

Creating a Video Reference Library for Your Students

ESL teachers spend much time explaining and re-explaining to students how to perform certain tasks. But with some free technology, we can save time and create wonderful resources for students.


http://notthatashleygreen.wordpress.com/

Speakers

Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:45am - 9:45am
Wilson

8:45am

Discovery Education STREAMING: 50 Ways to Use IT!

Videos, articles, images, oh my! Come to this session to explore a cornucopia of creative integration strategies for using Discovery Education media to help transform traditional teaching and learning.


http://goo.gl/TzrBn

Speakers
avatar for Max Brooks

Max Brooks

Discovery
Max is a life-long learner/sharer who pulls inspiration from all things 'techucational'…like robotics, making movies, and proving what learners know with eportfolios. His roots as a classroom educator, department coordinator, and technology facilitator in Washington, DC assist him in working with schools and districts to support their teaching and learning initiatives. The “print-to-digital” transition is full of challenging... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:45am - 9:45am
Crystal Ballroom E

8:45am

Google 4G: Docs, Calendar, Sites and Bookmarks

Want to learn more about Google tools but just need the time? Learn, play & practice "key" Google tools to help you be more productive.


Speakers
avatar for Anita Harris

Anita Harris

Instructional Technology Specialist, Cumberland County Public Schools
EdTech advocate who is always seeking, always learning, always sharing... | ​~ Instructional Technology Specialist, Cumberland County Public Schools | ~ Board Director and Secretary, Virginia Society for Technology in Education (VSTE) | ~ Chair, VSTE Outreach Committee | ~ Certified Online Facilitator, PBS TeacherLine & WHRO | ~ Certified Promethean Trainer | ~ NETS*T Certified | "Your mind is a garden. Your... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:45am - 9:45am
Shenandoah A

8:45am

Start a VSTE SIG

Join VSTE board member John Hendron to learn how members can form a special interest group (SIG) with VSTE. SIGs can form around various interests to exchange ideas, make positive change in education, or just to share a common passion.


http://vste.org/

Speakers
avatar for John G Hendron

John G Hendron

Director of Innovation & Strategy, Goochland County Schools
John Hendron is Director of Innovation & Strategy for Goochland County Public Schools by day. John's professional interests are in innovative instruction: constructionism, 1:1 technology, and deeper learning. My lifelong passions include music and creative pursuits with computers: photography, video editing, and web design. I've been blogging continuously online since 1998 and am currently learning more about the maker movement and the impact... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:45am - 9:45am
Roanoke Ballroom E
  • Audience All
  • Experience Level All
  • Grade Level All

8:45am

The Bear Survival Guide: IT and 21st Century Skills for the Everyday Math Student

Students make IT work. Come discover a mathematics project that focuses on getting students thinking about learning.


http://tinyurl.com/itbear


Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:45am - 9:45am
Crystal Ballroom A/B

8:45am

Web Tools to Make Your Classroom Rock

There are so many wonderful free web tools out there - come and explore some of the best ones to engage your students and make learning even more exciting.


Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow, Founder and President of eduTecher, has had an interest in technology since he was in grade school. Adam began his career in education as an Assistant English Teacher at a High School for students with learning disabilities in New York City. After earning a Master’s Degree in both General and Special Education at Hunter College, where he taught a graduate level course on integrating technology into the special education... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:45am - 9:45am
Washington Lecture Hall

8:45am

Promethean’s Next Generation!
Speakers
avatar for Leslie Lowe

Leslie Lowe

Head of Field Sales Specialists, Promethean

Sponsors

Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:45am - 9:45am
Roanoke Ballroom G

8:45am

Smart Document Camera and Mixed Reality

Document cameras are so powerful but when partnered with the notebok software and the brand new Mixed Reality software it becomes a must have for every classroom.


Sponsors

Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:45am - 9:45am
Shenandoah B

8:45am

Pixie: More Than a Paintbrush
Although the paint tools engage students, integration is strongest when multi-page print products and audio movies are created. Come see how students demonstrate their content knowledge and understanding like never before.
http://etechplace.org/wright

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Wright

Stephanie Wright

Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Henrico County Public Schools
Elementary ITRT at: Donahoe, Longdale, Seven Pines, and Ward


Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:45am - 9:45am
Roanoke Ballroom H

8:45am

Bridging Paper to Computers in the Science Classroom

Use technology to leverage learning for no cost. Take reading strategies and interactive notebooks to multimedia levels by bridging the gap between paper based learning and 1:1 computer labs.


http://www.StarMaterials.com


Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:45am - 11:00am
Harrison/Tyler

8:45am

Make IT Click with Hybrid Learning Modules
When is there time for professional development? Bring your laptop to explore how Stafford ITRTs use hybrid-learning modules to effectively train teachers on instructing with SMARTboards and other tools.
http://www.edmodo.com/public/vste-hybrid-learning/group_id/471369


Tuesday December 6, 2011 8:45am - 11:00am
Monroe

9:00am

Social Bookmarking
Learn how to use Social Bookmarking for sharing resources, organizing content, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bugaj

Christopher Bugaj

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST (http://attipscast.com); a multi‐award winning podcast featuring strategies useful in differentiating the learning experience. Chris is the co‐author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public | Schools published by the International Society on Technology in Education... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 9:00am - 9:30am
Digital Sandbox

9:00am

VSTE Advocacy - On the Forefront: Ed Tech Issues
Come learn about issues and legislation that may affect ed tech in VA.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Fisher

Becky Fisher

Director of End User Experience, Albemarle County Public Schools
Becky received a BA and MAT in Physics from the University of Virginia while working as a FORTRAN programmer for the University’s Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics. After assisting in an NSF-funded summer institute for Physics teachers, she committed to a career in public education. Over two decades later, she has been a classroom teacher, instructional technology specialist, and central office leader working diligently to change the... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 9:00am - 9:30am
Digital Sandbox

9:00am

Exhibit Hall Open
Come visit the Exhibit Hall

Exhibitors
avatar for Adobe

Adobe

Booth 502
avatar for Brainchild

Brainchild

Booth #409; Prized online and mobile technology curriculum and data driven instruction. | | Common Core lessons (Core Concepts) and Basic Skills (Mechanics) for struggling students with personal learning plans. iPad apps sync with online programs for reporting.
avatar for BrainPOP

BrainPOP

Booth 508
avatar for CANLEAD

CANLEAD

Booth 202
avatar for CNIC

CNIC

Booth 209, 211
avatar for CompassLearning

CompassLearning

Please stop by our booth for a chance to win a FREE trial site!
avatar for Edline

Edline

Booth 507
avatar for Eduplanet

Eduplanet

Please stop by booth #305 to see how Eduplanet is leveraging Social Networking technologies to provide educational organizations with better, faster, and less expensive Professional Development opportunities.
avatar for ePals

ePals

Booth 318
avatar for eInstruction

eInstruction

Booth 512 and 611 Come by to see Chris and Mike and learn more about the eInstruction Collaborative Classroom Suite (MobiView, Pulse, and ExamView)!
avatar for Mimio

Mimio

Booth 402
avatar for Novell

Novell

Booth 308
avatar for OPTECH

OPTECH

Come to booth 412 to see the latest classroom technology from Hovercam, Mimio, Sanyo and Crestron. Find out what the GradeCentral buzz is about and while you’re there, enter to win a Hovercam!
avatar for Partstock

Partstock

Booth 302
avatar for Polyvision

Polyvision

Booth 212
avatar for ROSworks

ROSworks

Booth 303
avatar for SkillsTutor

SkillsTutor

Booth 405
avatar for Whitlock

Whitlock

Booth 200 Whitlock is a global leader in AV integration, videoconferencing solutions and managed services. We have a long history of helping educators embrace new video and digital environments to keep pace with the latest teaching strategies. Whitlock’s professionals have delivered and maintained complex systems nationwide for K-12 and campus-wide for colleges and universities. Stop by our booth to sign up for 2 separate drawings: a SMART... Read More →
avatar for Curriculum Associates

Curriculum Associates

Uncover student challenges and solve them with i-Ready Diagnostic & Instruction! | | i-Ready pinpoints needs down to the sub-skill level and delivers powerful reports, an instructional action plan, and automated differentiated instruction. | | Please stop by booth #205 to see how you can increase teacher effectiveness and efficiency with one easy to use solution! | | i-ready.com/VAempower
DC

Daly Computers

Senior Account Manager, Daly Computers, Inc.
Booth 413 is where you can learn about the exciting products from SMART including the new 3D Document Camera and the SMART Response System! Mention finding Daly in this app for a special gift. | Dan has been in technology sales with Daly for 11 years and is a certified trainer for a variety of SMART Technology software.
avatar for Scott Electric

Scott Electric

Booth 604
avatar for Camcor Inc

Camcor Inc

Territory Manager, Camcor, Inc.
Visit the Camcor booth to see the latest SMART Technologies mixed reality tool and other new interactive classroom solutions.
avatar for World Book Inc.

World Book Inc.

Booth 510
avatar for Astute Labs (School App Kit)

Astute Labs (School App Kit)

School App Kit is a mobile publishing and communication system. Build an iPhone App, mobile site and full website all at once for your school or district. Build a demo at booth 504 and you will enter the draw for a free app of your school! Android app coming in January, preorders will receive discount.
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Pearson Digital Learning

Pearson Digital Learning
Today's digital natives are primed for non-linear, dynamic and rich educational experiences. Many of them have spent their entire lives immersed in an era of video games and high-bandwidth online content. Instructional approaches and resources need to appeal to the sensibilities of today's learners. Pearson Digital Learning is committed to partnering with educators and administrators to improve college and career readiness for all students... Read More →
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PLATO Learning

Booth 607
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Proven Learning

Booth 204, 206
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Sublime Learning

Stop by booth 501 to see eTeachables professional development videos in action and find out how they can help you effectively integrate technology into instruction. Plus, see if you have the winning key to unlock our technology toolbox and win prizes!!
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Visual Learning Systems

Booth # 207. Very high quality science videos for K – 14 grades. Any format - DVD, WMV, H264, DV (very large file) and streaming from VLS server with subscription (username & password at booth). All materials are around 20 minutes, short clips, 10 question video review, images, animations, teacher guides, student activities, tests, correlated to SOLs.
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Bell Techlogix

Regional Business Development Manager - Education Sector, Bell Techlogix
Bell Techlogix, a technology solutions provider for the education market, provides every facet of the IT Lifecycle from hardware and software procurement to technical/engineering services to recycling and disposal of assets at the end of life and everything in between. Stop by our booth to see some of the latest HP tools for schools as well as get information about the Aerohive wireless solution. Also, sign up to win a American Express gift... Read More →
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Logical Choice Technologies/Promethean

Manager - Professional Development, Logical Choice Technologies
Logical Choice is your source for future technologies. From developed-in-house cutting edge software that utilizes Augmented Reality and Samsung Tablets to classroom solutions like Xirrus high-density wireless networks and Meraki cloud managed networking and much more, Logical Choice is your partner in creating the classroom of tomorrow.
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AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Stop by booth #307 to learn about affordably, effectively securing your school with AVG. Plus, you could win a remote-controlled helicopter!
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Ruckus Wireless

Booth 203


Tuesday December 6, 2011 9:00am - 1:00pm
Roanoke Ballroom

9:30am

What is a Strategy-A-Day Calendar and How Do I Make One?
LCPS creates and distributes a Strategy-A-Day Calendar and you can too! Learn how!

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bugaj

Christopher Bugaj

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST (http://attipscast.com); a multi‐award winning podcast featuring strategies useful in differentiating the learning experience. Chris is the co‐author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public | Schools published by the International Society on Technology in Education... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 9:30am - 10:00am
Digital Sandbox

9:30am

Blood on the River - A Collaboration Project (VSTE SL Playground)
Come learn how Henrico County and Virginia Beach students held a collaborative novel study using the book, Blood on the River, Jamestown 1607 and VSTE Island.


Tuesday December 6, 2011 9:30am - 10:00am
Lower Level

9:30am

Mobile Device Boardwalk
VSTE's Mobile Learning Special Interest Group sponsors an app and strategy sharing session for all devices. Learn how others are using mobile devices with teachers and students for effective professional development and instruction. Take a stroll down the mobile device boardwalk! Join VSTE's Mobile Learning SIG at vsteonline.ning.com/group/mobilelearninggroup

Tuesday December 6, 2011 9:30am - 10:30am
Digital Sandbox

9:30am

Snack Break
Tuesday December 6, 2011 9:30am - 11:30am
Exhibit Hall

10:00am

Gesture Based Computing with Xbox Kinect & Avatar Kinect
Come learn how the gesture based computing pilot within LCPS that will be implemented to meet individualized IEP goals focused on communication, mobility, academic reinforcement skills, and behavior management.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bugaj

Christopher Bugaj

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris hosts The A.T.TIPSCAST (http://attipscast.com); a multi‐award winning podcast featuring strategies useful in differentiating the learning experience. Chris is the co‐author of The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public | Schools published by the International Society on Technology in Education... Read More →
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Mark Nichols

Assistive Technology/IEP Supervisor, Loudoun County Public Schools
Assistive Technology, Accessible Instructional Materials, Universal Design for Learning, Hiking, Photography, Car Racing, Tennis, Concerts, Coaching Baseball.


Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Digital Sandbox

10:00am

Expedition Central - Second Life Playground Session
Join us for a tour of art, science and history-related exhibits built in Second Life.

Speakers

Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Lower Level

10:00am

SMART Table and the SMART Exchange
Speakers
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Street and Company

SMART Education Consultant, Street & Co. Audio Visual


Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:00am - 10:30am
Street & Co SMART Playground

10:00am

From Flat to Fabulous
With so many schools using handheld devices, this is the time to showcase student work. Learn how to create ePub documents for reading on iDevices and other mobile platforms.

Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Appalachian

10:00am

Digital Curriculum No more pencils, No more books. How should 21st century teaching look?

HCPS is creating digital curriculum in 40 secondary content areas. Presenters will share strategies to build curriculum, organize content, and create performance-based 21st century assessments. Join us on our journey.


http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/conference

Speakers
avatar for Gaynell Lyman

Gaynell Lyman

I'm a former physics and chemistry teacher who currently plays in the instructional technology playground. As an Instructional Technology Specialist, I support the Henrico County high schools and facilitate division-wide initiatives. I am passionate about questioning, higher order thinking and authentic learning experiences.


Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Washington Lecture Hall

10:00am

Science IT Takes to the Courtyard, Corridors, Gym....You Name It!

Science is everywhere! iPads take students out of the classroom to learn some real science. Great science apps enhance lessons and integrate technology to create interest and engage students.



Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Wilson

10:00am

Take IT to the Streets Using Digital Video

Empower your students! Give your students a digital video camera and let them produce their own movies! Learn how to use digital video, Movie Maker and your curriculum to take IT to the streets!



Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Roanoke Ballroom F

10:00am

Take Your Information to the Streets (or Anywhere Else)

Wherever you are, no matter the device you're using, you need to manage the non-stop flow of information. Join us to learn about some flexible, portable tools to make that easy.


http://www.assortedstuff.com/vste2011-info

Speakers
avatar for Tim Stahmer

Tim Stahmer

Instructional Tech Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools
Fairfax County Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Pocahontas AB

10:00am

Tired of all the computer lab time wasted by testing? Try WeTest!
WeTest, from Interactive Achievement, utilizes eInstruction student response systems to administer benchmark testing IN THE REGULAR CLASSROOM! Free up overcrowded computer lab space... get rid of administrative scheduling headaches... minimize bandwidth usage on testing days...give teachers the freedom to do their benchmark testing right in the own classroom. Participants will be eligible to win a MobiView or Pulse student response system!

Speakers

Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Shenandoah A

10:00am

Using Thinkfinity and Softchalk Resources to Create Interactive Web-based Lessons

Interactive lessons using Thinkfinity resources and Softchalk software will demonstrate UDL principles and SOL standards. These lessons provide authentic assessment opportunities and meet educational needs of diverse students in inclusive settings.


http://eduk0r.wikispaces.com/Softchalk+Training

Speakers
avatar for Diane Painter

Diane Painter

Associate Professor, Shenandoah University
I am interested in instructional technology and assistive technology to support persons with disabilities in pre-K-12+


Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Roanoke Ballroom E

10:00am

Teaching Mathematics, Brain-Based Learning, And Smart Board Integration
Presenter demonstrations of mathematical instructional strategies that incorporates brain-based learning techniques, and SMART Board integration. The session is filled with mathematical lessons that encompass all of the mathematical strands and can be tailored to focus on any range of grade levels.

Speakers
HA

Harvey Almarode

I am a retired educator who has a passion for providing quality staff development with Brain-based Learning and SMART Board integration. My experience includes 16 years as a high school mathematics and computer programmer teacher, 17 years as a curriculum supervisor in K-12 mathematics, K-12 art, and K-12 Instructional technology, 4 years Elementary Math Methods and Strategies Instructor at James Madison University, and staff development... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Shenandoah B

10:00am

Engagement, Language, and Learning: Supporting ELLs with Pixie
English Language Learning is a developmental process with unique challenges and strategies required at each stage. Learn how ELL students can use the engaging activities and abundant graphics in Pixie to organize and express their ideas, build academic vocabulary, practice reading fluency and more.
http://www.tech4learning.com/pixie

Sponsors
avatar for Tech4Learning

Tech4Learning

Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Scott is a former elementary and middle school teacher as well as a district-level integration specialist. He has extensive professional development experience with K-12 educators, administrators, and curriculum personnel. He is former adjunct faculty member of Towson University and is the co-author of four Real World of Math integration books. He joined the Tech4Learning team in August 2007 as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager. This job provides... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Roanoke Ballroom H

10:00am

Best Practices that will Increase Student Achievement, Engagement, and Interactivity in your ActivClassroom!
Bring your laptop and a Flipchart to enhance your ideas and create a quality Promethean Flipchart Lesson. Participants will have the opportunity to actively engage in enhancing and creating a Flipchart that not only increases student achievement and engagement, but will promote users to move from “Presentation-Mode to “Activ- Mode”.

Speakers
Sponsors

Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:00am - 12:15pm
Roanoke Ballroom G

10:30am

I Love Bookbuilder!
Come learn how you and your students can create personalized online books with digital scaffolds to help any struggling reader.

Speakers
MH

Melissa Hartman

Special Education Supervisor, Loudoun County Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:30am - 11:00am
Digital Sandbox

10:30am

Mobile App Smackdown!
This event is open to anyone with a great mobile app they want to share. Form a line and come to the front and we will share them at a rapid pace. 3 minutes tops per person, preferably using the projector to show us how the app works. Come and join the fun!

Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:30am - 11:00am
Digital Sandbox

10:30am

Bloggers' Cafe
Bloggers' Cafe provides latest information on technology, gadgets, and blogging tips. Bloggers can meet here and talk with attendees about current issues and topics.

Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:30am - 11:30am
Digital Sandbox

10:45am

MediaCAST: Digital Content Management and Streaming System Solution
Speakers
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Street and Company

SMART Education Consultant, Street & Co. Audio Visual


Tuesday December 6, 2011 10:45am - 11:00am
Street & Co SMART Playground

11:00am

VSTE Advocacy - What Matters Most?
This is your time to talk! We want to know what you think is worth fighting for!

Speakers
avatar for Heather Askea

Heather Askea

I am the Instructional Technology Coordinator for the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Virginia's College at Wise. I have served on the VSTE Board of Directors since 2006. My main passion is promoting better learning environments for children which manifests in my work as VSTE Advocacy Committee chair and through my every day endeavors to provide quality professional development for educators in Virgina.


Tuesday December 6, 2011 11:00am - 11:30am
Digital Sandbox

11:15am

Content Specific Apps for Mobile Learning Including Using Mobile Learning as a Response to Intervention (RtI)

We will discuss Content Specific Apps in Mobile Learning including Response to Intervention (RTI). Numerous apps are labeled education. Locating excellent Content Specific Apps. This session uses an evaluation rubric.


http://eskillslearning.net/uploads/Content%20Specifc%20Apps%20in%20Mobile%20Learning%20Workshop%20Updated.pdf

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown

e Skills Learning


Tuesday December 6, 2011 11:15am - 12:15pm
Wilson

11:15am

Create SMARTer Language Learners in your Classroom

Come and learn how to create interactive and engaging lessons for your language learners using SMART Products! Get practical activities to use in your language classroom tomorrow!



Tuesday December 6, 2011 11:15am - 12:15pm
Roanoke Ballroom E

11:15am

How Google Works: Are Search Engines Really Dumb and Should Educators Care?

Learn how Google works, how you can influence Google results, why Wikipedia is the first result, and why a racist site is returned for the search for Martin Luther King.


http://www.marshallfoundation.org

Speakers
PB

Paul Barron

Director of Library and Archives, George C. Marshall Foundation
Director of Library and Archives - George C. Marshall Foundation | - Education - MSLIS University of Texas at Austin | - Certifications - National Teacher Training Institute Master Teacher, INTEL Teach to the Future Master Teacher | Virginia State Bar: Virginia MCLE Board – 2.0 Hours CLE (Ethics) Credit for “Legal Research on the Open Web” – Sponsor- Hirschler Fleischer, Course ID Number R01989 | - Publications - “It’s... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 11:15am - 12:15pm
Shenandoah A

11:15am

Taking Learning Home: Using Edmodo as an Academic Social Networking Platform

Put your classroom on their cell phones and in their homes! By integrating mobile/web-based social networking into an academic environment, Edmodo bridges the gap between students, teachers, and the community.



Tuesday December 6, 2011 11:15am - 12:15pm
Roanoke Ballroom F

11:15am

Tired of static, bullet point PowerPoint pages? Present with Prezis!

In this session you will learn how to insert, move, scale, and rotate content on a single canvas, allowing the Prezi to become a wonderful visualization, storytelling, or presentation tool.


Speakers

Tuesday December 6, 2011 11:15am - 12:15pm
Pocahontas AB

11:15am

You CAN Take It with You! Portable Applications and Devices for the Real World

This interactive presentation will focus on the tools and technology available to assist students once they leave the school setting. FREE portable applications,cell phone access, ideas and lesson plans will be shared and/or demonstrated. Participants will leave the session with information on how to access hundreds of these portable apps for FREE!


bit.ly/vste2011portableapps

Speakers
MH

Melissa Hartman

Special Education Supervisor, Loudoun County Public Schools
avatar for Mark Nichols

Mark Nichols

Assistive Technology/IEP Supervisor, Loudoun County Public Schools
Assistive Technology, Accessible Instructional Materials, Universal Design for Learning, Hiking, Photography, Car Racing, Tennis, Concerts, Coaching Baseball.


Tuesday December 6, 2011 11:15am - 12:15pm
Washington Lecture Hall

11:15am

Engaging your Brain STEM: Creativity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
Creativity and innovation are key skills for 21st century learners and essential in the world of STEM. Come explore strategies for, and examples of, student technology projects that enhance learning and support exploration of complex systems and issues.
http://www.tech4learning.com/

Sponsors
avatar for Tech4Learning

Tech4Learning

Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
Scott is a former elementary and middle school teacher as well as a district-level integration specialist. He has extensive professional development experience with K-12 educators, administrators, and curriculum personnel. He is former adjunct faculty member of Towson University and is the co-author of four Real World of Math integration books. He joined the Tech4Learning team in August 2007 as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager. This job provides... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 11:15am - 12:15pm
Roanoke Ballroom H

11:15am

Designing Instruction for Thinking

Come explore the process of inquiry that can be applied to your classroom instruction. Discover specific technology tools that you can use to implement an inquiry-based approach to learning.


Speakers
avatar for Teresa Coffman

Teresa Coffman

Professor, University of Mary Washington
Teresa Coffman is a Professor at the University of Mary Washington College of Education. She is interested in understanding and designing environments and instructional approaches that help people learn how to think. Her research focuses on the development of thinking and understanding across the curriculum and collaboration and community development within online learning environments.


Tuesday December 6, 2011 11:15am - 12:15pm
Roanoke Ballroom Hallway

11:15am

Taking IT to the Millennials: Technology Tools for Teaching French Grammar

Integrating projects and assignments using Millennial-friendly technology such as blogs, podcasts, websites and Youtube videos into the French grammar class can help get and keep the attention of today's young people.


http://www1.hollins.edu/homepages/spodarke/index.htm

Speakers

Tuesday December 6, 2011 11:15am - 12:15pm
Roanoke Ballroom Hallway

11:15am

Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars
This presentation will educate teachers about the Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program for high school juniors. It is an interactive on-line science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning experience, highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Students selected to participate in the program are immersed in NASA-related research through interaction with scientists, engineers and technologists. The program is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and NASA Langley Research Center with assistance from the Virginia Department of Education.
http://www.vasts.spacegrant.org/

Speakers

Tuesday December 6, 2011 11:15am - 12:15pm
Roanoke Ballroom Hallway

11:15am

Top Ten Tips, Tricks, And Techniques For Creating Engaging Interactive Smart Board Notebook Lesson
Hands-on computer work with demonstrations and discussions on utilizing all of the capabilities of the Notebook Software. Participants will learn how to modify and improve existing lessons and learn how to make lessons that will engage their students in the learning process. Instructional strategies that incorporate brain-based learning techniques will be utilized to show how the integration of the SMART Board increases student engagement and understanding.

Speakers
HA

Harvey Almarode

I am a retired educator who has a passion for providing quality staff development with Brain-based Learning and SMART Board integration. My experience includes 16 years as a high school mathematics and computer programmer teacher, 17 years as a curriculum supervisor in K-12 mathematics, K-12 art, and K-12 Instructional technology, 4 years Elementary Math Methods and Strategies Instructor at James Madison University, and staff development... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2011 11:15am - 12:15pm
Shenandoah B

11:30am

12:15pm

Lunch
Grab a boxed lunch and enjoy!

Tuesday December 6, 2011 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Exhibit Hall

1:00pm

Spotlight Session: A funny thing happened on the way to the future...
Speakers
avatar for Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow

Adam Bellow, Founder and President of eduTecher, has had an interest in technology since he was in grade school. Adam began his career in education as an Assistant English Teacher at a High School for students with learning disabilities in New York City. After earning a Master’s Degree in both General and Special Education at Hunter College, where he taught a graduate level course on integrating technology into the special education... Read More →



Tuesday December 6, 2011 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Crystal Ballroom

2:15pm

Closing Session & Door Prizes
Your chance to win big!

Tuesday December 6, 2011 2:15pm - 3:00pm
Crystal Ballroom