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Strand: Integration/Leadership
Grade Level: 9-12

Presenters: Alicen Hoy, Megan Motto & Samantha Schultz
Room: Friendship
Description:

Session 1 - 9:45-10:45

Title: Creativity and the iPad
Room: Meadow
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-12
Description: iPads are powerful tools, but do you know how to integrate digital tasks and mix photos, paint and pixels in your classroom? What about sculpting and creating art?
This session will provide lesson ideas, apps and examples to fire up your students’ creativity, enhance thinking and improve visual literacy. Attendees will have fun in this hands-on session where they will create and play to learn! The session will cover topics such as taking photos and enhancing them, creating movies, sculpting and more.
Presenter: Dr. James Beeghley is an educational technologist, a blogger, Podcaster and expert in using technology to teach social studies with a particular interest in the American Civil War. Jim frequently gives keynotes, presentations, and leads workshops on numerous topics including digital citizenship, cyberbullying, Google Apps, educational technology, social media and most especially uses of technology to teach social studies.


Title: Apps for Everyday Use
Room: Keystone
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 9-12
Description: This presentation will show you how to integrate educational apps on an everyday basis in your classroom. The apps that will be showcased are Evernote, Nearpod, Schoology, Socrative, Book Creator, Explain Everything, Educreations, iMovie, Inigma and Remind.
Presenters: Dana Saporita graduated from Monmouth University with a BS in Mathematics and Education. She received a teaching job right after graduation and taught for two years in New Jersey before her and her husband moved to Pennsylvania. For the past 8 years, she has been teaching mathematics at Dauphin County Technical School. For the past year, she has been increasing her knowledge of technology in the classroom by taking various Eduspire courses. She is planning on getting her Masters in Educational Technology starting the 2016-2017 school year.
Jenn O'Donnell graduated from Mercyhurst College with a BS in Computer Science and then later received in her Masters in Applied Mathematics from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After realizing she had a drive for teaching, she earned her teaching certification from Shippensburg University. For the past 10 years, she has been teaching mathematics at Dauphin County Technical School. For the past year, she has been increasing her knowledge of technology in the classroom by taking various Eduspire courses. She is planning on getting her Masters in Educational Technology starting the 2016-2017 school year.


Title: A Leadership Perspective on a Middle School iPad 1:1 Initiative
Room: Juniata
Strand: Leadership
Grade Level: 6-8
Description: Our Session will outline and explore, in-depth, how the UMAMS iPad initiative was rolled out and how we continue to support students, teachers, and parents in our successful One Student One Device program.
We will explore:
  • Rollout schedules
  • Bootcamps, for students, and parents
  • Teacher/staff professional development
  • Using our technology coach effectively
  • Integrating our Schoology LMS with our initiative.
  • Setting Student, Teacher, and Parent expectations.
Presenters: The presenters have over 14 years of experience in implementing One to One initiatives.
  • Adam Slavin, Middle School Principal
  • Eric Erb, Assistant Middle School Principal
  • Mark Erb, Technology Director

Title: iPad and Every Student Evaluation
Room: Friendship
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: K-12

Description: Whether you have one iPad or a class set, learn to use some amazing apps to evaluate, collaborate, and determine flexible grouping options for your class. I will be discussing and demonstrating effective ways to use QuickKey, Plickers, Nearpod, Poll Everywhere, ClassFlow, and apps that utilize Apple TV. Please download Nearpod, Poll Everywhere and Doceri, in advance, if you want to play along.

Presenter: My name is Mark Engle, I am proud to be a Keystone Technology Integrator. I have over 15 years of technology integration experience at the elementary, secondary and college levels. I have taught at Lampeter-Strasburg, Governor Mifflin and Millersville University. I look forward to the opportunity to share some wonderful and exciting options for student evaluation in your classroom.

Title: Deploying iPad in Education

Room: Board
Strand: Technical
Grade Level: PreK-12
Description: Come to this event to see how deploying and managing devices and apps in your school is simplified with iOS 9. We’ll discuss new capabilities that streamline the deployment of iPad and discuss updates to the Device Enrollment Program, Volume Purchase Program, and mobile device management that make it easier than ever to deploy devices, apps, and content. We’ll also explore enhanced iOS 9 features in Notes, Mail, and more that benefit both teachers and students.
Presenters: Apple Education


Session 2 - 11:00-12:00


Title: What Will You Do With the Last 5?
Room: Meadow
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-12
Description: The last five minutes of a class period are one of the most notoriously wasted parts of class. Students often use this time to pack up materials, socialize, and get into trouble. What if there were strategies and tools to maximize this wasted time period? Join Matt Bergman as he shares with you practical and effective strategies to use technology to maximize learning and reclaim the last five minutes of class.
Presenter: With over twelve years of classroom experience, Matt Bergman is currently a Technology Integration Coach at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA. He is responsible for helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms, while providing ongoing professional development throughout the school year. He is an avid blogger and presenter, who loves sharing leadership lessons and creative ways of using technology. Matt has made presentations at Harvard University, ISTE, Towson University, and Clarion University.

Title: Formative Assessment Made Easy with Technology
Room: Keystone
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 6-12
Description: Explore a variety of free student response services/tools that work on any device and give teachers the power to make informed instructional decisions. This session will be a rich source of ideas, resources, and information for effectively using technology for formative and summative assessment.
Attendees will:
  • Learn about specific free services/tools that transform assessment (and make teachers’ lives easier)
  • Examine the advantages of each tool and how to use these resources effectively to engage students and personalize learning
  • Discover how these services/tools can give all students a voice and make thinking visible
Presenter: Toni Martindell is an instructional coach at Hershey Middle School. She collaborates with educators to find innovative ways to improve teaching and learning. Before moving to Derry Township, she taught high school social studies for 7 years. Toni resides in Lancaster County with her husband, 2 sons, and 2 dogs.

Title: Using iPads and an LMS in the School Band
Room: Juniata
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 6-12
Description: This presentation will share how using iPads and a Learning Management System can help extend, enrich and augment band instrument lessons, modify and deepened the level of musical instruction, and connect more individually to the talents of the student musician.
Presenter: Al Homicz is the 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Band Director at Upper Merion Area Middle School in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. He has been a teacher for 19 years.

Title: iPads as Assistive Technology for Students with Writing Struggles
Room: Friendship
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-5
Description: Dysgraphia, a disorder that impacts a student's ability to perform the physical and cognitive task of writing, is not widely known or understood by many educators or parents. This session provides a brief introduction to this disorder by discussing five areas of focus and the iPad apps that can be used for interventions in these areas: graphic organizers, dictation software, word processors, fine motor skill games, and accessibility features.
Presenter: For nearly six years, Areil Sutton has provided Moodle and PowerSchool support for the Capital Area Intermediate Unit. In 2015, she completed a Masters program in the fields of Organizational Leadership and Information Systems Management, where she placed a research focus on Dysgraphia identification and intervention.

Title: Transforming Learning in the Science Classroom
Room: Board
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 6-12
Description: This session will provide practical information for both teachers and administrators about the successful utilization of a tablet device as an instructional tool. Participants will explore the use of data collection for experiments, multimedia science journals, and the creation applications on the iPad to engage students in the Science Classroom.
Presenters: Mrs. Kyla Falzarano is a highly motivated educator instructing in the areas of Physics, Calculus, AP Calculus and Calculus II. She earned her BA in Physics and BS in Mathematics from Bloomsburg University. Upon graduating, she continued her education at Lehigh University, where she earned her MS in Structural Engineering and completed her Master’s Thesis, “Multiple-Vehicle Fire Loads for Precast Concrete Parking Structures”. While working as a structural engineer on bridge design and inspection projects, Mrs. Falzarano continued her education through Shippensburg University and obtained her teaching certification in physics and mathematics. Mrs. Falzarano is in her fifth year of teaching mathematics and physics at Susquenita High School, where she is excited about implementing technology to aid in the understanding of mathematical concepts and real world applications.
Mrs. Kathy Becker has been a science staff member at Susquenita High School for the past 30 years. Prior to Susquenita School District Kathy worked in animal research at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center and as a Naturalist at ZooAmerica in Hershey. At Susquenita Kathy teaches Biology and Human Anatomy & Physiology. She also serves as Science Department Leader, and has been science fair director for the past 26 years. Kathy is a member of the Pennsylvania Science Center and the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science. During her time as an educator, Kathy has served on various committees and has mentored other teachers. She has developed and implemented curricula in both Human Anatomy & Physiology and a student Laboratory Assistant program. In 2012-2013, Kathy was selected to participate in the ARRMS (Achieving Rigor and Relevance in Math and Science) project at Franklin and Marshall College. In addition, Kathy has served as an anatomy instructor at the PA Governor’s School for Life Science Educators. Kathy is a member of the Hershey Symphony Orchestra and the Harmonia String Trio. She is an avid birder and enjoys spending time with her family, especially her grandson.

Session 3 - 1:00-2:00



Title: Learning Beyond 4 Walls: How Connected Educators are Creating Global Learners
Room: Meadow
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-12
Description: In our ever-shrinking world, the possibilities for students to connect and collaborate with experts, authors, heroes and other students from the around the world are endless. Being a connected educator can lead to impactful learning opportunities for students of all ages. During this session you will learn tips and tricks for planning and facilitating successful video conferences including the secrets to finding and connecting with the right people for your students. Video conferencing in education is a powerful way to inspire students and get them learning cooperatively through games, projects, presentations and celebrations while instilling in them essential 21st century skills for a lifetime of learning. Come learn how connected educators are transforming their classrooms.
Presenter: Jennifer Barcavage is a technology integration specialist at East Pennsboro Area School District where she teaches technology class at both elementary schools and coaches teachers on integrating technology. In addition, Jen developed the elementary technology curriculum and acts as a technology consultant. After earning her B.A. in Elementary Education at PSU, she began her career as a second grade teacher and through the help of her innovative district and the CAIU iPad Pilot program, fully integrated technology into her instruction for 8 years. In her current position, she now holds an M.S. in Instructional Media from Wilke's University. This is her second year presenting at the iPad Summit. As a connected educator, Jen is leading the charge in her district to get students and educators practicing personalized, authentic and connected learning and teaching. She is passionate about disrupting the traditional way we learn and teach, in order to create opportunities for collaboration, authentic thinking and problem solving. She resides in East Pennsboro with her husband and two daughters where they enjoy volunteering at their church and taking road trips. You can connect with Jen on Twitter @edtechjen and @barcavage2ndgr, Facebook @EP Tech Kids, LinkedIn @JenniferBarcavage and Skype @barcavage2


Title: Not Another Brick in the Wall-Differentiation and iPads
Room: Keystone
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 6-12
Description: The iPad can make it easier for teachers to meet the needs of every learner in the classroom. At Spring Grove Area Middle School, we have been able to use the iPad to help differentiate instruction and assessment. In this session, we will share several strategies and apps that help the teacher differentiate instruction in a variety of content areas. The strategies and apps in our differentiation toolbox include the station rotation model, menu choice, Edpuzzle, FrontRow, IXL, Khan Academy, Google Classroom, and Socrative. And let’s not forget the built in Accessibility Tools of the iPad to enhance student independence. Sample lessons for Math, Science, Social Studies, and ELA will be shared, as well as practical tips for planning, implementing, and managing an effective differentiated lesson.
Presenters: John Sengia is an Instructional Technology Specialist for the Spring Grove Area School District and has presented at PETE & C and the 2014 CAIU iPad Summit. John spent 13 years as a science teacher both at the Middle and High School levels before becoming a Technology Specialist.
Elysia Ehrich has been a 7th grade Learning and Emotional support teacher at SGASD for 7 years. In her teaching role she has experience co-teaching Math 7, ELA, Science and Social Studies where she has utilized differentiation to benefit all learners in the classroom. Elysia has volunteered to help lead and collaborate with her peers during various technology focused professional development sessions. Kristin Roberts has been an 8th grade Learning and Emotional Support teacher at SGASD for six years. In her teaching role she has experience co-teaching inclusion Pre-Algebra, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies where she has utilized differentiation to benefit all learners in the classroom.

Title: Transforming Technology PD through PLCs & Learning Committees
Room: Juniata
Strand: Leadership
Grade Level: 6-8
Description: How well is your technology PD working?
If you want to learn some of the latest tech strategies Derry Township SD is implementing when providing PD for their staff K-8 come join our session. We will share some of the latest integration strategies (through PLCs-Professional Learning Communities) we have made to support our K-5 teachers. In addition, learn how we have changed our middle school tech PD with PLCs and additional learning committees to best support our 1:1 iPad environment.
Presenters: Christen Manari is the Instructional Technology Coach (K-8) at Derry Township SD. Formally, she worked in the classroom at Derry Township for six years. During that time, she gained experience in Special Education, Kindergarten, 2nd and 3rd grade. She also worked for a year at Palmyra Area SD as the Instructional Technology Coach (K-5). Christen has her Master’s in Educational Development & Strategies through Wilkes University and works part-time as a graduate instructor for Eduspire's iPads in Education through Brandman University.
While in the classroom Christen participated in the CAIU15 iPad Pilot where we were given 7 iPads to integrated into our daily instruction. She has had the opportunity to present at the CAIU15 iPad Summit the past 3 years. She has also presented at PETE & C regarding the integration of iPads and an Apple TV in the classroom. Toni Martindell is the Instructional Coach at Hershey Middle School. In her role, Toni works to bring evidence-based practices into classrooms by working with teachers and other school leaders. Prior to working as an instructional coach, Toni taught high school social studies for seven years. She resides with her family and two dogs in Lancaster County.

Title: Transforming Learning in the Language Arts Classroom
Room: Friendship
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 6-12
Description: This session will provide practical information for both teachers and administrators about the successful utilization of a tablet device as an instructional tool. Technology is redefining what teaching and learning look like. Participants will explore apps in order to see how students can create, collaborate, communicate, and to think critically in the Language Arts Classroom.
Presenter: Mrs. Susan Wenger is currently an eighth grade Communication Arts teacher in the Susquenita School District. She has a BS degree from Millersville University in Secondary English. She has been teaching for twenty-seven years in a middle school setting and enjoys working you adolescents who are making discoveries about themselves and the world around them. As a middle school English teacher in the Susquenita District, she has participated in the implementation of the 1:1 iPad Initiative from the beginning. Using the iPads in the classroom has become key to developing lessons and methods to deliver those lessons utilizing the technology while maintaining the integrity of the content and ensuring student engagement and success. Students use technology in Mrs. Wenger’s classroom in a variety of ways to meet the needs of the learners who enter there and to develop their awareness of how the tool will benefit their learning experiences.

Title: Transformative Content for iPad
Room: Board
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-12
Description: Delivery of, and interaction with, content on iPad is changing the learning landscape with iBooks Textbooks for iPad, iBooks Author, and iTunes U. Discover the latest iBooks Multi-Touch textbooks on iPad and iBooks Author, a free app enabling creation of your own textbooks. Learn about exciting new tools in iTunes U 3, including hand-in and grading within courses for iPad.
Presenters: Apple Education


Session 4 - 2:15-3:15


Title: How to Make Pictures Speak a Thousand Words
Room: Meadow
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-12
Description: The expression "a picture speaks a thousand words" holds true in our classrooms today. Learn creative ways to use visual Web 2.0 and iPad Apps to help students represent concepts and demonstrate their understanding in different ways.
Presenter: With over twelve years of classroom experience, Matt Bergman is currently a Technology Integration Coach at the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, PA. He is responsible for helping teachers integrate technology into their classrooms, while providing ongoing professional development throughout the school year. He is an avid blogger and presenter, who loves sharing leadership lessons and creative ways of using technology. Matt has made presentations at Harvard University, ISTE, Towson University, and Clarion University.

Title: iPads in the Elementary Classroom
Room: Keystone
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-5
Description: This presentation is about the use of 1:1 iPads in an elementary classroom. I go through the ins and outs of having 26 students on iPads. Tips and tricks that I have learned and helpful apps and tools to allow the class to flourish. I ALSO have a presentation that involves a Social Studies project that my 2nd grade students App Smashed 13 apps to complete just one state before moving on to their next state in their world tour. This could be offered as a second session.
Presenter: My name is Mike Creed. I am currently the Discovery Teacher at Green Valley Elementary. This is a new position designed as a STEM/Makers Space special for all of the students to visit once over a 6 day cycle. Previous to this position I was a 2nd grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad environment. During my time 1:1 my class cut copies by 95% (PDF annotating tools) and I was able to differentiate instruction through the use of a multitude of apps and programs. I feel like this knowledge would be very beneficial to anyone just starting or looking for new ways to use their iPads.

Title: Methods of Formative Assessment in Math Class
Room: Juniata
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 6-12
Description: Technology, and the use of iPads in particular, provide math teachers with valuable formative assessment data. This presentation will review the free iPad application, Classkick, which allows teachers to track student progress in real time. Quizizz, a free web-based application, will also be reviewed. Quizizz is an engaging way for students to review material in a competitive atmosphere. The application tracks points, correct answers, and classroom score leaders. The presenter will provide tips and tricks for using both applications in the classroom.
Presenter: Colleen Phillips is in her second year as Upper Merion Area Middle School's technology coach. The 5-8 school began their 1:1 iPad initiative last year. For her first four years at the middle school, Colleen taught Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 in 7th grade.

Title: iBooks Author
Room: Friendship
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-12
Description: iBooks Author is a free Mac program that creates multi-touch interactive eBooks that can be viewed on an iPad or Mac. This session will show examples of how a teacher can easily create an iBook, share it with students and examples of iBooks created.
Presenter: Mr. Terrance Shepler is an educator who uses technology on a daily basis as a tool to deliver content is his classroom. Currently a social studies teacher at Susquenita High School, he has helped to lead the district in development and integration of technology with a focus on 1:1 iPad use. Terrance has spent the past 4 summers instructing teachers on ways of implementing technology in their own classroom. He also has been creating U.S History iBooks from digital content available to him on the web. He is thrilled to be in a district that has provided him with the tools to take his students into the technological age that we face today.

Title: The Eighteen Elements
Room: Board
Strand: Leadership
Grade Level: PreK-12
Description: Come discuss one of the newest iBooks, The Eight Elements. These elements are the foundation for successfully creating technology-rich learning environments. They represent what we’ve learned from over 30 years of working with education leaders to envision, plan, implement, and evaluate environments that meet the needs and aspirations of their institutions. They are not simply a planning guide or checklist but frameworks that Apple uses when engaging with our educational partners in large scale deployments. This session explains the importance of each element and will help you understand what it takes to be successful.
Presenters: Apple Education





Description: iPads are powerful tools, but do you know how to integrate digital tasks and mix photos, paint and pixels in your classroom? What about sculpting and creating art?
This session will provide lesson ideas, apps and examples to fire up your students’ creativity, enhance thinking and improve visual literacy. Attendees will have fun in this hands-on session where they will create and play to learn! The session will cover topics such as taking photos and enhancing them, creating movies, sculpting and more.



Title: Transforming Learning in the Science Classroom
Room: Board
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 6-12
Description: This session will provide practical information for both teachers and administrators about the successful utilization of a tablet device as an instructional tool. Participants will explore the use of data collection for experiments, multimedia science journals, and the creation applications on the iPad to engage students in the Science Classroom.
Presenters:

Title: Not Another Brick in the Wall-Differentiation and iPads
Room: Keystone
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 6-12
Description: The iPad can make it easier for teachers to meet the needs of every learner in the classroom. At Spring Grove Area Middle School, we have been able to use the iPad to help differentiate instruction and assessment. In this session, we will share several strategies and apps that help the teacher differentiate instruction in a variety of content areas. The strategies and apps in our differentiation toolbox include the station rotation model, menu choice, Edpuzzle, FrontRow, IXL, Khan Academy, Google Classroom, and Socrative. And let’s not forget the built in Accessibility Tools of the iPad to enhance student independence. Sample lessons for Math, Science, Social Studies, and ELA will be shared, as well as practical tips for planning, implementing, and managing an effective differentiated lesson.
Presenters: John Sengia is an Instructional Technology Specialist for the Spring Grove Area School District and has presented at PETE & C and the 2014 CAIU iPad Summit. John spent 13 years as a science teacher both at the Middle and High School levels before becoming a Technology Specialist.
Elysia Ehrich has been a 7th grade Learning and Emotional support teacher at SGASD for 7 years. In her teaching
role she has experience co-teaching Math 7, ELA, Science and Social Studies where she has utilized differentiation to benefit all learners in the classroom. Elysia has volunteered to help lead and collaborate with her peers during various technology focused professional development sessions. Kristin Roberts has been an 8th grade Learning and Emotional Support teacher at SGASD for six years. In her teaching role she has experience co-teaching inclusion Pre-Algebra, English Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies where she has utilized differentiation to benefit all learners in the classroom.

Description: Whether you have one iPad or a class set, learn to use some amazing apps to evaluate, collaborate, and determine flexible grouping options for your class. I will be discussing and demonstrating effective ways to use QuickKey, Plickers, Nearpod, Poll Everywhere, ClassFlow, and apps that utilize Apple TV. Please download Nearpod, Poll Everywhere and Doceri, in advance, if you want to play along.

Presenter: My name is Mark Engle, I am proud to be a Keystone Technology Integrator. I have over 15 years of technology integration experience at the elementary, secondary and college levels. I have taught at Lampeter-Strasburg, Governor Mifflin and Millersville University. I look forward to the opportunity to share some wonderful and exciting options for student evaluation in your classroom.

Description: Whether you have one iPad or a class set, learn to use some amazing apps to evaluate, collaborate, and determine flexible grouping options for your class. I will be discussing and demonstrating effective ways to use QuickKey, Plickers, Nearpod, Poll Everywhere, ClassFlow, and apps that utilize Apple TV. Please download Nearpod, Poll Everywhere and Doceri, in advance, if you want to play along.

Presenter: My name is Mark Engle, I am proud to be a Keystone Technology Integrator. I have over 15 years of technology integration experience at the elementary, secondary and college levels. I have taught at Lampeter-Strasburg, Governor Mifflin and Millersville University. I look forward to the opportunity to share some wonderful and exciting options for student evaluation in your classroom.

Delivery of, and interaction with, content on iPad is changing the learning landscape with iBooks Textbooks for iPad, iBooks Author, and iTunes U. Discover the latest iBooks Multi-Touch textbooks on iPad and iBooks Author, a free app enabling creation of your own textbooks. Learn about exciting new tools in iTunes U 3, including hand-in and grading within courses for iPad.

Come discuss one of the newest iBooks, The Eight Elements. These elements are the foundation for successfully creating technology-rich learning environments. They represent what we’ve learned from over 30 years of working with education leaders to envision, plan, implement, and evaluate environments that meet the needs and aspirations of their institutions. They are not simply a planning guide or checklist but frameworks that Apple uses when engaging with our educational partners in large scale deployments. This session explains the importance of each element and will help you understand what it takes to be successful.