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Tuesday, July 17
 

8:00am

Catalyzing Learning Using Peer Instruction and Learning Catalytics

Most -- if not all -- of the important skills in our lives are acquired outside the traditional classroom setting. Yet we continue to teach using lectures where students passively take down information. Peer instruction is a research-based pedagogy that actively engages students in the classroom and has been shown to dramatically improve conceptual understanding, even in large classes. While successfully implementing peer instruction doesn't require any technology, using the right technology can improve student engagement, increase learning, and make it easier to implement peer instruction in your classroom. In this workshop you will learn how to use Learning Catalytics -- a web-based technology publicly unveiled for the first time last year at BLC '11 -- to bring peer instruction to your students. You will get hands-on experience designing effective questions -- not just multiple-choice but also open-ended questions where students produce textual, numerical, or graphical responses -- and using Learning Catalytics to pose them to students. You will also see how to use Learning Catalytics to manage the discussions students have during class and promote engagement and conceptual understanding.


Speakers
avatar for Brian Lukoff

Brian Lukoff

Co-founder and CEO, Learning Catalytics
Brian Lukoff, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Technology and Education at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where his research focuses on using technology to develop innovative ways of improving student engagement and learning in the classroom... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Eric Mazur

Dr. Eric Mazur

Area Dean of Applied Physics, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University
After obtaining a Ph.D. degree in experimental physics at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands in 1981, Dr. Mazur came to Harvard University in 1982. In 1984 he joined the faculty and obtained tenure six years later. Dr. Mazur has made important contributions to spectroscopy... Read More →


Tuesday July 17, 2012 8:00am - 12:00pm
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)
 
Wednesday, July 18
 

10:20am

iMovie & Final Cut Pro X Tips

This is a specific post production, editing workshop focused for more experienced (or willing) people who feel they need more time to talk about strategies, techniques, and tools to help them get their movies to look and feel more PRO-like. First off, any teacher can make a better looking, flowing, sounding movie. iMovie and Final Cut Pro X are two tools that have been intimidating to some, but I will take this time to go over features and tip of both applications that can help you produce the movie you want to make. There are a lot of you who ask me for this workshop and here it is. I can also do my best to answer any of your specific questions you may have about these apps. I will showcase some of my favorite tips and techniques, project management advice, and direct you to online resources to continue your journey to better movie making! 


Speakers
avatar for Marco Torres

Marco Torres

Teacher, Creative Director, Media Coach - ALAS Media, ALAS Media
Marco Antonio Torres taught high school for ten years,  and was the media coach and education technology director for San Fernando High School, one of the nation’s largest urban schools in Los Angeles. In addition to his work in the classroom,  Marco Torres is also a professional... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2012 10:20am - 11:25am
Clarendon - 2nd Floor

11:45am

Curation for Learning

Curation belongs in school. It should be part of your students’ search toolkit, part of your librarian’s strategy for collection development, part of your professional development plan, part of your effective Web presence! Learn how digital curation can enhance and inspire a school's learning culture. Joyce will define curation as a learning strategy and discuss what might be curated, the best new tools for curating, the role of student work and effective online strategies for scaling your practice as a teacher or a librarian to meet the needs of your learning community.

 

Presentation Link: http://joyceatblc.wikispaces.com/


Speakers
avatar for Joyce Kasman Valenza

Joyce Kasman Valenza

Teacher Librarian, Springfield Township High School
Joyce Kasman Valenza loves her work as the teacher librarian at Springfield Township High School (PA)! For ten years, she was the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She currently blogs for School Library Journal. She considers herself a mother and a founding... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2012 11:45am - 12:50pm
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

11:45am

What Happens When Second Graders Own Their Timetable

Everyday the Year 3 (2nd Grade) pupils at Rosendale Primary School in London negotiate their day.

Since September 2011 NoTosh has been working with the teachers at Rosendale Primary School. One of the key elements that emerged was how their innovative child centred curriculum was restricted by the traditional notion of the timetable. So we helped them re-design it, handing over the control to the 8 and 9 year olds.

Attendees will:
- See an overview of the project and how it fits into ongoing Design Thinking work
- Explore the curriculum model that puts the pupil at the centre of learning
- Review their own timetable to reveal questions and challenges - and surface the traditional blocks in the way
- Take away a new perspective on what teachers or school has control over
- Hear the views of pupils and staff who are innovating in this way in their classes
- Have time to reflect on their own practice and what it would take to change


Speakers
avatar for Tom Barrett

Tom Barrett

Senior Consultant, NoTosh Ltd
Tom Barrett is one of the UK’s best known classroom teachers, working in the elementary schools sector. He curates and shares thousands of practical ideas from teachers across the globe on his blog edte.ch, and puts into practice the very best thinking on educational technology... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2012 11:45am - 12:50pm
Berkeley - 2nd Floor

1:10pm

Reading and Writing Aware

During this session, learn how to utilize reading and writing as a means to encourage problem-finding, as a means to encourage service learning, and as a means to encourage literacy. Students in a high school novels course connected, blogged and created authentic projects inspired by their texts. Follow an English teacher’s journey to create a meaningful, rigorous course where technology empowers and homework is a gift you give. Social reading and writing tools will be shared during the session.

 

Link for presentation: http://bit.ly/erinolson


Speakers

Wednesday July 18, 2012 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)

2:35pm

Global Virtual STEM Classroom and Global Team-Work as 21st century skills

As global STEM teams becoming an everyday reality, our students have to become competent and be fully prepared working with colleagues from different cultures both face-to-face and virtually. Join our session to learn more about:

Global Diversity and Global Team-work skills;
A learning framework working across cultures;
Some fundamental dilemmas that people of all cultures facing while working in global teams;
You will also learn more about one of innovative approaches teaching and learning Global team-work skills via GTEC Global Virtual STEM Classroom;
You will be provided with recommendations ready for forming global partnerships and implementation at your school


Speakers
avatar for Larisa Schelkin, MS PE, MS CS

Larisa Schelkin, MS PE, MS CS

CEO & Founder, Global STEM Education Center, Inc.
Larisa K. Schelkin is CEO & Founder, Global STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Education Center, Inc. 501(c) (3) nonprofit corporation (GSTEM) and President, Global STEM Education Consulting, LLC. Larisa is the author of the Global STEM Classroom® - globally connected... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2012 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

2:35pm

Photo Storytelling: Images Tell Amazing Stories

Who said you need a fancy video camera to capture a great story? Any still camera and audio recorder (even a phone) is all you need. Come discover how simple it is to tell compelling stories through photography. Whether you are experienced or just starting out with photography, we’ll show you how to create photo stories like the pros.


Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Ruvalcaba

Elizabeth Ruvalcaba

Filmmaker/Studio Manager, Alas Media
Elizabeth grew up in a multimedia rich environment. Having been a part of the world renown SFETT, a program created by media coach, Marco Torres, she benefited directly from the use of media in the classroom. Alas Media understands the importance of giving students multiple ways to... Read More →
avatar for Rosa Ruvalcaba

Rosa Ruvalcaba

Filmmaker/Educator, Alas Media
Rosa grew up in a multimedia rich environment. Having been a part of the world renown SFETT, a program created by media coach, Marco Torres, she benefited directly from the use of media in the classroom. Alas Media understands the importance of giving students multiple ways to express... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2012 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)

2:35pm

Stepping it Up: Learning to Blog FOR your Students

Blogging with your students is a process, not an end in itself! This process mirrors the effort you and your students put into it. Learning the logistics of using a blogging platform is easy. Experiencing the shift in teaching and learning takes time and pedagogical commitment.
The presenter will share a guide for educators with step-by-step directions for teachers to learn about blogging FOR their students.

The session will look at the following essential components of the process:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Commenting
  • Connecting
  • Reciprocating
  • Consistency
  • Quality

Speakers
avatar for Silvia Tolisano

Silvia Tolisano

Author & Consultant, AASSA Social Media Coordinator
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano is a Third Culture Kid (TCK). She was born in Germany, raised in Argentina, lived shortly in Brazil, and is now planted in the United States. Her multicultural upbringing fueled her passion for languages, travel, global awareness, and global competencies... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2012 2:35pm - 3:40pm
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)

2:35pm

The Power of Video

This session enables educators to realize the potential solutions that video can provide in today's schools. Furthermore, this session will show how video can increase collaboration among students, schools and educators throughout the world.

 

Presentation Links: Greg's website or download his presentation PDF


Speakers
avatar for Greg Green

Greg Green

About Greg GreenHigh School Principal and Curriculum Coordinator, Clintondale High School, Clinton Township, MIGreg was named to Converge Magazine's Top 50 Educators and to TechSmith Corporation's Twenty Educators to Watch List in 2011. His flipped school approach has been highlighted... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2012 2:35pm - 3:40pm
Clarendon - 2nd Floor

4:00pm

Creating Student Feedback and Authentic Assessments with Screencasts

Transform your teaching and learning by creating and sharing authentic assessment using free screen recording software. See real examples of schools, teachers, students, peers and universities who are creating screencasts to comment on student essays, provide meaningful feedback on student work and contribute to a library of tutorials.

This session focuses on various simple, easy and useful ways to incorporate screencasting with students whether using a Mac, Windows or iPad device.

An actual student, Tiana "Paul" Kadkhoda, will be co-presenting and demonstrating screencasting options.


Speakers
avatar for Eric Marcos

Eric Marcos

Mathematics Teacher, Mathtrain.TV, StudentCreated.TV, Lincoln Middle School
Eric Marcos is a mathematics teacher at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA. Eric integrates technology through a student-centered “kids teaching kids” model. Using screencasting software, Eric’s students create math video tutorials, which are used in classroom instruction... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2012 4:00pm - 5:05pm
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)

4:00pm

Thinking About Flipping? What Does the Research Say?

The Flipped Classroom Model is gaining momentum as a new means to transform educational processes. At the core of this model is the ancient art of questioning to draw out student understanding.  To help you make a research-based case for adopting this model, Sonny Magaña will share recent findings by the University of York and  Marzano Research Laboratory on the impact of technology-supported questioning strategies on student engagement and academic achievement.


Speakers
avatar for Sonny Magaña

Sonny Magaña

About Sonny MagañaHead of Global Research, Promethean, Seattle, WASonny Magaña has taught at every grade level from kindergarten through graduate school, served as a Principal, District Administrator, and State Technology Projects Director. The Milken Family Foundation honored Sonny... Read More →


Wednesday July 18, 2012 4:00pm - 5:05pm
Berkeley - 2nd Floor
 
Thursday, July 19
 

10:20am

WoW in School: The Hero's Journey Continues

You mean there is educational value in World of Warcraft?” Absolutely! In this session, Peggy Sheehy will discuss her experiences playing World of Warcraft (WoW) with her students and a team from Pender County Schools in North Carolina and one in Manitoba, Ca.. Come hear as she shares her own gaming experience, the professional educator community that has emerged as her guild in World of Warcraft, “Cognitive Dissonance” and her joint venture with Lucas Gillispie (Pender County Schools) in a project that initially targeted at-risk students in an after-school program designed to build community, leadership, literacy and student confidence in a variety of curricular areas using WoW. For the past two years, the project, which evolved into an ELA elective, The Hero's Journey," was brought into the academic day. English Language Arts, digital citizenship, leadership, teamwork, communication, web 2.0 and social networking are all addressed in a blended curriculum using 3D GameLab courseware, JRR Tolkien's, "The Hobbit," and the commercial video game, World of Warcraft.


Speakers
avatar for Peggy Sheehy

Peggy Sheehy

Teacher on a Mission, EPIC Learners
6th Grade Humanities Teacher, Suffern Middle School, Ramapo Central School District. After an exciting first career as a professional musician, Peggy Sheehy shifted her spotlight to the classroom, and to awakening dreams through education. For the past sixteen years, she has served... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2012 10:20am - 11:25am
Clarendon - 2nd Floor

11:45am

Curation for Learning

Curation belongs in school. It should be part of your students’ search toolkit, part of your librarian’s strategy for collection development, part of your professional development plan, part of your effective Web presence! Learn how digital curation can enhance and inspire a school's learning culture. Joyce will define curation as a learning strategy and discuss what might be curated, the best new tools for curating, the role of student work and effective online strategies for scaling your practice as a teacher or a librarian to meet the needs of your learning community.

 

Presentation Link: http://joyceatblc.wikispaces.com/


Speakers
avatar for Joyce Kasman Valenza

Joyce Kasman Valenza

Teacher Librarian, Springfield Township High School
Joyce Kasman Valenza loves her work as the teacher librarian at Springfield Township High School (PA)! For ten years, she was the techlife@school columnist for the Philadelphia Inquirer. She currently blogs for School Library Journal. She considers herself a mother and a founding... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:50am
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)

11:45am

Flip School: A Game Changer

This game changing program was developed in order to better serve our students and eliminate the learning obstacles that often stop learning from taking place. This flipped school approach allows an at-risk student to learn in the same type of supportive atmosphere as a more affluent student. Thus creating educational equality in our public schools. By using today’s available software enables local, state and national educators to put the best teacher presentation in front of all students at all times. For the first time, we have the opportunity to take advantage of each teacher’s strength and expertise.

 

Presentation Links: Greg's website or download his presentation PDF


Speakers
avatar for Greg Green

Greg Green

About Greg GreenHigh School Principal and Curriculum Coordinator, Clintondale High School, Clinton Township, MIGreg was named to Converge Magazine's Top 50 Educators and to TechSmith Corporation's Twenty Educators to Watch List in 2011. His flipped school approach has been highlighted... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:50pm
Georgian - 2nd Floor

11:45am

Introduction to Creating and Publishing with iBooks Author

Create and publish interactive multi-touch lessons and books for the iPad, with Mac’s free iBooks Author.  Or just create almost any type of book just for fun.  Flipping your class?  You and your students can design engaging class resources with galleries, video, 3D objects, animation and interactive diagrams.

This session is for beginners and will demonstrate how fast and easy it is to create your first captivating iBook for the iPad.


Speakers
avatar for Eric Marcos

Eric Marcos

Mathematics Teacher, Mathtrain.TV, StudentCreated.TV, Lincoln Middle School
Eric Marcos is a mathematics teacher at Lincoln Middle School in Santa Monica, CA. Eric integrates technology through a student-centered “kids teaching kids” model. Using screencasting software, Eric’s students create math video tutorials, which are used in classroom instruction... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2012 11:45am - 12:50pm
Terrace - Lower Lobby

1:10pm

Crowdsourcing Edu Content

Ideas for activating your network to not only connect but to create

Our professional networks are brimming with resources and links and it sometimes feels like too much! One of the best ways to narrow the focus is to crowdsource specific content. Networks should not simply be about connecting with fellow educators, we need to activate the huge potential they have and create together!

Learn alongside Tom Barrett who has been spending the last 5 years crowdsourcing resources that support teacher’s professional development as well as inspire engaging learning in the classroom!

- How can I make crowdsourcing a part of how I design materials for teachers and students?
- How do I engage all of my staff to be able to engage in creating resources together?
- How can I filter the vast amount of resources that I see everyday in my online networks? How do I make the most of the resources available?
- What tools can I use to help create resources with other teachers in my district?

Attendees will
- understand how a network can be a powerful tool for co-creation and not just connections;
- reflect on their own creative practices and how crowdsourcing might fit in;
- see real world examples of how crowdsourcing innovations are being applied in sectors beyond the education sector;
- see a range of examples of successfully crowdsourced resources for education.
- take away a range of tools and models to crowdsource unique resources for your classes and schools;
- see crowdsourcing in action!


Speakers
avatar for Tom Barrett

Tom Barrett

Senior Consultant, NoTosh Ltd
Tom Barrett is one of the UK’s best known classroom teachers, working in the elementary schools sector. He curates and shares thousands of practical ideas from teachers across the globe on his blog edte.ch, and puts into practice the very best thinking on educational technology... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2012 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Whittier - 4th Floor (C wing)

1:10pm

Harnessing the power of the teacher and student voice to create a truly collaborative teaching environment.

Educator Melissa Spears explains how technology has changed the landscape of her classroom; allowing her more flexibility, an expanded reach and a myriad of new resources. Using technology in her classroom, Mrs. Spears can take her students on a field trip to Alaska, or to a meet and greet with authors, all without leaving campus! Find out how her students stay ahead of the curve with captured lessons and with a few simple commands, Mrs. Spears can reach the kids who have missed a lesson or need review.


Speakers
avatar for Melissa Spears

Melissa Spears

About Melisa SpearsTeacher, Monmouth-Roseville High School, Monmouth, IL Melissa Spears is a high school math teacher at Monmouth-Roseville High School in west central Illinois. She has been teaching high school math for six years and currently teaches algebra and geometry to students... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2012 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Arlington - 2nd Floor

1:10pm

Reading and Writing Aware

During this session, learn how to utilize reading and writing as a means to encourage problem-finding, as a means to encourage service learning, and as a means to encourage literacy. Students in a high school novels course connected, blogged and created authentic projects inspired by their texts. Follow an English teacher’s journey to create a meaningful, rigorous course where technology empowers and homework is a gift you give. Social reading and writing tools will be shared during the session.

 

Link for presentation: http://bit.ly/erinolson


Speakers

Thursday July 19, 2012 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Berkeley - 2nd Floor

2:35pm

The Common Core and Lifelong Learning: Are We Pouring Concrete or Building Capacity?

The learning objectives within the Common Core State Standards represent a rigorous application of research, media and higher-order thinking skills, as students develop their capacity to engage in complex text and tasks that have real-world implications.

Essential to this effort are the lifelong learning skills, habits and dispositions that serve as the foundational structure for all learners. Without thoughtful and purposeful attention to these and other requisites we risk our investments of time, money and energy yielding little return – like pouring concrete without proper supports in place.

Join us for a rich discussion focused on the core tools our leaners need to build capacity and develop competencies in discovering meaning, analyzing content, comparing information, synthesizing, applying and sharing their understandings.
Participants will:
- Identify the requisite skills, dispositions and learning habits that support the Common Core
- Consider resources designed to foster student development of foundational tools and structures for learning
- Share critical shifts in the roles of teachers and students in a standards-based learning environment
- Explore how learners are being empowered to extend their thinking, research and learning beyond current boundaries

 

Presentation Link: http://brainyardworkshop.wikispaces.com/


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Dale Truding

Dr. Dale Truding

Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning, Arlington Heights District 25
Dr. Truding has 43 consecutive years in education in 7 different states and 11 different suburban school districts. Dr. Truding has served as a teacher, coach, consultant, principal, director and Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning. Truding has also designed two new schools... Read More →
avatar for Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie: Head Learning Designer and Doer, November Learning, BalancEdTech
Sara Wilkie is an independent educational consultant who specializes in building the capacity of future-focused learning teams. She strives to foster an understanding of the connections and interplay between technology, pedagogy, and curriculum, and the process changes necessary to... Read More →


Thursday July 19, 2012 2:35pm - 3:40pm
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)
 
Friday, July 20
 

10:20am

Creating the 21st Century Assignments: Self-paced mastery learning in a flipped digital environment

How can essential questions, digitized lectures, student research, collaboration, student blogging, historical fiction, self paced, and mastery learning come together to change teaching and learning in your classroom? Join Mike and Garth as we dissect the process of creating a 21st century webquest, based on the essential questions of your curriculum, that allows students to collaborate and develop depth of understanding and master content. Using constructionist methodology, flipped teaching and free applications, you can provide students with the opportunity to guide their own learning. During this session we will talk about the philosophy and design of WebQuests, how to share your WebQuest with students and how WebQuests can be used to change teaching and learning.

 

Presentation link: http://www.teachersfortomorrow.net/blc12.html


Speakers
avatar for D. Garth Holman

D. Garth Holman

7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Beachwood Middle School
Garth Holman and Mike Pennington have a combined twenty-five years 7th grade social studies teaching experience. Garth currently teaches in Beachwood City Schools where he piloted their 1:1 initiative ten years ago. Mike teaches for Chardon Local Schools and is currently piloting... Read More →
avatar for Mike Pennington

Mike Pennington

Director of Tecnology, Independence Local Schools
My career began 9 years ago as a student teacher in Garth Holman’s 7th grade world history classes. Garth and I inspired our students to lay the foundations of the first Digital textbook created completely by students for the sake of leaving a digital legacy. The following year... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2012 10:20am - 11:35am
Terrace - Lower Lobby

11:45am

An entire PROFESSIONAL production studio in your pocket! REALLY!

The iPhone, your iPod, and the iPad once were considered NON creative devices because one couldn't really create anything on these devices. Well, ITS NOT TRUE! Not only can you create an unlimited variety of things, I use them as a portable (very) production studios! I can plan, produce, edit, and showcase a move ALL DONE FROM my mobile devices. This WILL REVOLUTIONIZE LEARNING! We will look at the different applications that can make this happen from cool planning tools, to amazing production resources, to powerful editing apps, and finally to our names on a marquee. We will show you how you can make a movie on your iDevice. Bring it! We’ll show you just HOW COOL having a movie studio in your pocket really is. 


Speakers
avatar for Marco Torres

Marco Torres

Teacher, Creative Director, Media Coach - ALAS Media, ALAS Media
Marco Antonio Torres taught high school for ten years,  and was the media coach and education technology director for San Fernando High School, one of the nation’s largest urban schools in Los Angeles. In addition to his work in the classroom,  Marco Torres is also a professional... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:50pm
Terrace - Lower Lobby

11:45am

Crowdsourcing Edu Content

Ideas for activating your network to not only connect but to create

Our professional networks are brimming with resources and links and it sometimes feels like too much! One of the best ways to narrow the focus is to crowdsource specific content. Networks should not simply be about connecting with fellow educators, we need to activate the huge potential they have and create together!

Learn alongside Tom Barrett who has been spending the last 5 years crowdsourcing resources that support teacher’s professional development as well as inspire engaging learning in the classroom!

- How can I make crowdsourcing a part of how I design materials for teachers and students?
- How do I engage all of my staff to be able to engage in creating resources together?
- How can I filter the vast amount of resources that I see everyday in my online networks? How do I make the most of the resources available?
- What tools can I use to help create resources with other teachers in my district?

Attendees will
- understand how a network can be a powerful tool for co-creation and not just connections;
- reflect on their own creative practices and how crowdsourcing might fit in;
- see real world examples of how crowdsourcing innovations are being applied in sectors beyond the education sector;
- see a range of examples of successfully crowdsourced resources for education.
- take away a range of tools and models to crowdsource unique resources for your classes and schools;
- see crowdsourcing in action!


Speakers
avatar for Tom Barrett

Tom Barrett

Senior Consultant, NoTosh Ltd
Tom Barrett is one of the UK’s best known classroom teachers, working in the elementary schools sector. He curates and shares thousands of practical ideas from teachers across the globe on his blog edte.ch, and puts into practice the very best thinking on educational technology... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:50pm
White Hill - 4th Floor (C wing)

11:45am

Flip School: A Game Changer

This game changing program was developed in order to better serve our students and eliminate the learning obstacles that often stop learning from taking place. This flipped school approach allows an at-risk student to learn in the same type of supportive atmosphere as a more affluent student. Thus creating educational equality in our public schools. By using today’s available software enables local, state and national educators to put the best teacher presentation in front of all students at all times. For the first time, we have the opportunity to take advantage of each teacher’s strength and expertise.

 

Presentation Links: Greg's website or download his presentation PDF


Speakers
avatar for Greg Green

Greg Green

About Greg GreenHigh School Principal and Curriculum Coordinator, Clintondale High School, Clinton Township, MIGreg was named to Converge Magazine's Top 50 Educators and to TechSmith Corporation's Twenty Educators to Watch List in 2011. His flipped school approach has been highlighted... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:50pm
Stuart - 4th Floor (C wing)

11:45am

PMI-PSI: Highly Effective K-12 Mathematics and HS Science Courses

Rich digital content is at the core of the 25 mathematics and science courses that are posted for the free use of all at www.njctl.org, the homepage of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The courses are comprised of more than 44,000 interactive whiteboard slides, with robust embedded formative assessment questions; homework; class work; assessments; curricula; and pacing guides. These teacher developed resources are all part of CTL’s Progressive Science Initiative (PSI) and Progressive Mathematics Initiative (PMI): programs designed to support high levels of student achievement in K-12 Common Core mathematics as well as high school physics, chemistry and biology. PSI and PMI share the same core philosophy, pedagogies, assessment strategies and technology. Dr. Goodman, the founder and development leader of PSI-PMI, will be discussing how those have been woven together to create a uniquely successful approach to science and mathematics education.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Goodman

Robert Goodman

Director, New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning
Robert Goodman, the 2006 New Jersey Teacher of the Year, is the Director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning. As the science chair and a teacher of physics, chemistry and environmental science at the Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro from 1999 to 2009... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2012 11:45am - 12:50pm
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)

1:10pm

PMI-PSI: Highly Effective K-12 Mathematics and HS Science Courses

Rich digital content is at the core of the 25 mathematics and science courses that are posted for the free use of all at www.njctl.org, the homepage of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). The courses are comprised of more than 44,000 interactive whiteboard slides, with robust embedded formative assessment questions; homework; class work; assessments; curricula; and pacing guides. These teacher developed resources are all part of CTL’s Progressive Science Initiative (PSI) and Progressive Mathematics Initiative (PMI): programs designed to support high levels of student achievement in K-12 Common Core mathematics as well as high school physics, chemistry and biology. PSI and PMI share the same core philosophy, pedagogies, assessment strategies and technology. Dr. Goodman, the founder and development leader of PSI-PMI, will be discussing how those have been woven together to create a uniquely successful approach to science and mathematics education.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Goodman

Robert Goodman

Director, New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning
Robert Goodman, the 2006 New Jersey Teacher of the Year, is the Director of the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning. As the science chair and a teacher of physics, chemistry and environmental science at the Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro from 1999 to 2009... Read More →


Friday July 20, 2012 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Cambridge - 4th Floor (A wing)