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Wednesday, July 26
 

10:30am EDT

Starling - Our Littlest Innovators
Implementing innovative teaching and learning can seem like a huge task, even more so in the hands of our littlest students. With some planning and preparation, we have been able to successfully implement Social Emotional Learning (or SEL) and Project-based Learning (or PBL) into our kindergarten class using collaborative tools.

In “The Littlest Innovators” session, best practices and lessons will be shared surrounding the use of collaborative tools, such as Google Classroom, Seesaw, and Shadowpuppet, as well as the project topics, and SEL characteristics these tools were used with. The goal is that attendees will walk away with strategies and ideas they can use tomorrow in their classrooms with their own little innovators and truly put student voice and choice into learning.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Starling

Allison Starling

Director of Innovative Learning, St. Gabriel's Catholic School
Allison Starling is the Director of Innovative Learning at St. Gabriel's Catholic school in Austin, TX. Starling received her Bachelor's degree in History with a concentration in Sec.Ed from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Shortly after relocating to Texas due to her husband's... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am EDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza
  CUETip Session
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience Early Childhood
  • Session Level All

11:00am EDT

Robichaud - Makerspaces for any subject
How you can take advantage of the makerspace movement even if you are not a STEM course. The principles of a makerspace can be used in any course without investing tons of money, actual classroom space, and hours of prep.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Wendy Robichaud

Dr. Wendy Robichaud

Instructor, Oxford Hills Technical School
Career & Technical Education, makerspaces, instructional technology, distance education


Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza

11:30am EDT

Yates - Implementation Ups and Downs
As a district that has implemented a 1 to 1 conversion for all our students, we have learned a lot of lessons-about what we did right and what we would do differently.
This session will provide a snapshot of our digital journey and give attendees advice about some of the biggest challenges they might face and how to approach them.

Speakers
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David Yates

Director of Communications, East Irondequoit Central School District
After spending nearly twenty years in television broadcasting Dave Yates found a home in the education communication field. There he has brought his understanding of the way the media operates to help expand his district's exposure. At the same time he has immersed himself in the... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 11:30am - 11:50am EDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza
  CUETip Session
  • BLC Strand Crafting Vision and Managing Change
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All

12:00pm EDT

Silverman - Out with the old, in with the new: Realizing Your Organization’s Vision Through Change.
Come and gain a framework for 21st century learning and implementation strategies that could apply to any classroom environment. Understand new ways of engaging and teaching to all student learning styles while still meeting the demands of current learning standards. Instructional leaders will gain first-hand experiences around crafting vision and managing change to ensure that every student develops academic and life skills for their future and every teacher is empowered to make this vision a reality.

Speakers
avatar for Miriam Cutler

Miriam Cutler

Assistant Superintendent for Special Services, River Trails School District 26
Dr. Cutler has extensive experience as a teacher and administrator in K-8 education, working with teachers, administrators and support staff to provide positive and successful learning environments for all students. Miriam also enjoys her role as adjunct professor in the College of... Read More →
avatar for Mary Flessas

Mary Flessas

Teacher, River Trails School District 26


Wednesday July 26, 2017 12:00pm - 12:20pm EDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza
  CUETip Session
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience Elementary
  • Session Level All

12:30pm EDT

Stearns - Looking At the Mathematical Practices Through the Eyes of A Reading Teacher
The Common Core Standards of Mathematical Practices were written to help students to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. We will connect some of the Mathematical Practices to techniques we have used to help students make sense of text and persevere in understanding during reading class. As we connect our teaching practices in reading and mathematics, we can better help our students make connections in their learning, leading to stronger understandings.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Stearns

Christine Stearns

Educator/consultant, New Boston Central School/Find-Your-Balance Educational Services


Wednesday July 26, 2017 12:30pm - 12:50pm EDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza
  CUETip Session
  • BLC Strand Infusing the Common Core Across the Curriculum
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All

1:00pm EDT

Thompson - Your 'Happening' Classroom-Share with iMovie on iPad
iMovie is simple, easy and quick! Great for teachers and students. Videos can show creativity and collaboration; reenact history; share exciting books; show off activities; and create PSAs, tutorials, projects, assessments, etc. Publish and share across the globe. Start simple and grow. No limit! Optional: Bring an iPad or iPhone with iMovie and a few conference pics and 10 second video clips. (iMovie app is free for most.)

Speakers
avatar for SCETV

SCETV

SCETV
Love to Teach! Love to Laugh! Bachelor’s degree from Furman University and Masters from Wilkes University in Instructional Media. Been in computer support and training for over 25 years. Currently travel across South Carolina showing teachers the exciting free resources SCETV... Read More →



Wednesday July 26, 2017 1:00pm - 1:20pm EDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza
  CUETip Session
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level Beginner

1:30pm EDT

Jones-Pisano - 10 Lifesavers in 20 Minutes! Classroom Management Strategies that Work!
Find more time to teach by reducing classroom disruptions for low-level infractions by up to 70%! These practical, proven classroom management concepts and strategies complement any behavior management system in effect in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Jones-Pisano

Kathryn Jones-Pisano

Educational Advocate/Trainer, The Thriving Classroom
Education= Opportunity.” has been  Ms Jones-Pisano’s professional mantra for over three decades in education and social work. Ms. Pisano has earned a Masters in Elementary Education from SUNY- New Paltz and a Masters of Social Work from New York University. As well, she holds... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 1:30pm - 1:50pm EDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza
  CUETip Session
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience Administration
  • Session Level All

2:00pm EDT

Pierides - Creating a Joyful School
There is a nice feeling when you walk into this school."  This is a comment I hear over and over when visitors walk through the doors of my school.  This "feeling" is not random.  It has been building over my 11 years as principal of Hamilton School.  The steps I've taken to create a joyful school have been conscious efforts to balance out the mandates, test pressure, anxiety, that are parts of today's schools.  It is an attempt to even out the scale of academics and climate.  The presenter will share concrete examples of joy-building activities that bring students together and create a happy school environment in which students thrive.  Studies have revealed that school climate is something educators should prioritize.  This workshop will provide administrators with easy ways to start this important work.    

Speakers
avatar for Irene Pierides

Irene Pierides

Elementary Principal, Hamilton School, Glen Rock
Educator for 30+ years in NYC and NJ - Child advocate, lifelong learner, literacy specialist, mother, friend.


Wednesday July 26, 2017 2:00pm - 2:20pm EDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza

2:30pm EDT

T.A.Edison Students - Ship in a Box
The T.A. Edison students will demonstrate the boxes they create for students in other countries. 

Speakers
avatar for T.A. Edison Students

T.A. Edison Students

Students, Thomas A. Edison CTE High School
Sukhraj Swagmaster Sandhu, Ashbel Benjamin, Javier Chand, Zafar Seenauth Swagmaster and Ash recently graduated from Thomas A Edison CTE High School and were members of Model UN 4.0.    Javier and Zafar are seniors at Edison and will be running for the dais of Model UN 5.0 this... Read More →


Wednesday July 26, 2017 2:30pm - 2:50pm EDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza
 
Thursday, July 27
 

10:30am EDT

Starling - Our Littlest Innovators
Implementing innovative teaching and learning can seem like a huge task, even more so in the hands of our littlest students. With some planning and preparation, we have been able to successfully implement Social Emotional Learning (or SEL) and Project-based Learning (or PBL) into our kindergarten class using collaborative tools.

In “The Littlest Innovators” session, best practices and lessons will be shared surrounding the use of collaborative tools, such as Google Classroom, Seesaw, and Shadowpuppet, as well as the project topics, and SEL characteristics these tools were used with. The goal is that attendees will walk away with strategies and ideas they can use tomorrow in their classrooms with their own little innovators and truly put student voice and choice into learning.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Starling

Allison Starling

Director of Innovative Learning, St. Gabriel's Catholic School
Allison Starling is the Director of Innovative Learning at St. Gabriel's Catholic school in Austin, TX. Starling received her Bachelor's degree in History with a concentration in Sec.Ed from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. Shortly after relocating to Texas due to her husband's... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 10:30am - 10:50am EDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza
  CUETip Session
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience Early Childhood
  • Session Level All

11:30am EDT

Jones-Pisano - How Do You Activate Their Bird Brains? Teaching Metacognitive Learning Strategies that Promote Literacy
It is mind-boggling to learn that six of the top ten jobs with the best outlooks today are jobs that didn’t exist ten to fifteen years ago. More awesome is that we are educating students for jobs not yet created; therefore, it has become increasingly apparent that our students will need to be able to process and utilize a wide range of nonfiction reading and that ALL teachers have become purveyors of the literacy skills our students will need to survive and thrive in the 21st century.

Explore how to introduce metacognition and ""thinking about thinking,"" utilizing an I Do-We Do-You Do process.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Jones-Pisano

Kathryn Jones-Pisano

Educational Advocate/Trainer, The Thriving Classroom
Education= Opportunity.” has been  Ms Jones-Pisano’s professional mantra for over three decades in education and social work. Ms. Pisano has earned a Masters in Elementary Education from SUNY- New Paltz and a Masters of Social Work from New York University. As well, she holds... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 11:30am - 11:50am EDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza
  CUETip Session
  • BLC Strand Infusing the Common Core Across the Curriculum
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All

12:30pm EDT

Stearns - Number Stories: Another Genre to Study
Number stories are often written and taught as an extension of computational practice. When students are told to find the numbers and “key words”, they are being deprived of real understanding and problem solving.  As we shift our focus from “number” to “story”, we are able to give students the ability and confidence to more widely generalize what they have learned from solving one kind of problem to solving a variety of other problems.

Speakers
avatar for Christine Stearns

Christine Stearns

Educator/consultant, New Boston Central School/Find-Your-Balance Educational Services


Thursday July 27, 2017 12:30pm - 12:50pm EDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza
  CUETip Session
  • BLC Strand Infusing the Common Core Across the Curriculum
  • Intended Audience Elementary
  • Session Level All

1:00pm EDT

Pierides - Creating a Gender Inclusive School Climate
What can administrators do when they have student(s) who are struggling with gender identification? Creating a gender-inclusive school is a must for today's schools. This workshop will share "One School's Journey" about how a fifth grade student socially transitioned in school. Discussion will include steps the school took to provide education for parents, teachers, and students. This workshop will also include ways that a school can begin to create a gender-inclusive school today!

Speakers
avatar for Irene Pierides

Irene Pierides

Elementary Principal, Hamilton School, Glen Rock
Educator for 30+ years in NYC and NJ - Child advocate, lifelong learner, literacy specialist, mother, friend.


Thursday July 27, 2017 1:00pm - 1:20pm EDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza
  CUETip Session
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience Administration
  • Session Level Beginner

1:30pm EDT

Jones-Pisano - 10 Lifesavers in 20 Minutes! Classroom Management Strategies that Work!
Find more time to teach by reducing classroom disruptions for low-level infractions by up to 70%! These practical, proven classroom management concepts and strategies complement any behavior management system in effect in your school.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Jones-Pisano

Kathryn Jones-Pisano

Educational Advocate/Trainer, The Thriving Classroom
Education= Opportunity.” has been  Ms Jones-Pisano’s professional mantra for over three decades in education and social work. Ms. Pisano has earned a Masters in Elementary Education from SUNY- New Paltz and a Masters of Social Work from New York University. As well, she holds... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 1:30pm - 1:50pm EDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza
  CUETip Session
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience Administration
  • Session Level All

2:00pm EDT

T.A.Edison Students - Ship in a Box
The T.A. Edison students will demonstrate the boxes they create for students in other countries. 

Speakers
avatar for T.A. Edison Students

T.A. Edison Students

Students, Thomas A. Edison CTE High School
Sukhraj Swagmaster Sandhu, Ashbel Benjamin, Javier Chand, Zafar Seenauth Swagmaster and Ash recently graduated from Thomas A Edison CTE High School and were members of Model UN 4.0.    Javier and Zafar are seniors at Edison and will be running for the dais of Model UN 5.0 this... Read More →


Thursday July 27, 2017 2:00pm - 2:20pm EDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza