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NJECC’s 32nd Annual Technology Conference ~ January 9th, 2018

Keynote ~ Mr. Anthony Johnson
Sponsored by Apple Education

Join us for more than 100 presentations featuring professionals teaching in K-12 schools and universities. This year we will feature strands for Library Media Specialists, Math Teachers and English/Language Arts Teachers. We will offer hands-on sessions and BYOD sessions.

Come visit our exhibition area to view displays and demonstrations from vendors featuring the latest in educational technology products and services. 

Tuesday Presentations and Workshops are listed below. You are free to choose from any of the sessions when you register for the day. The detailed schedule will be available mid-December. If you choose to attend our post-conference workshops, you must register for the sessions individually. Pricing information can be found on the Conference Information page below.

Hands-On Post Conference Workshops are listed below by date and time. Descriptions are listed in the schedule. Please choose when you register. (Please note Google Certified Educator Bootcamp Level 1 is a two-day workshop for $299.00.)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - AM
Crack the Code
Now I have a 3D Printer
Making Chrome Work for You 
GOOGLE Bootcamp for Educators - Level I - Day 1

Wednesday, January 10, 2018  - PM
Google Forms - Learn to Love Data with Google Forms, Self-Correcting Quizzes, and Spreadsheets
Coding Across the Content Areas  
GOOGLE Bootcamp for Educators - Level I - Day 1

Thursday, January 11, 2018 - AM
Flipped Classroom
MakerSpace: Kids at Work
Getting Going with Google Classroom 
GOOGLE Bootcamp for Educators - Level I - Day 2

Thursday, January 11, 2018  - PM
Flipping Your Classroom with Google Sites and Google Classroom
Lego EV3 Robotics 
GOOGLE Bootcamp for Educators - Level I - Day 2

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Tuesday, January 9
 

9:00am

WELCOME & KEYNOTE: "High School Dropout to Teacher of the Year" ~ Anthony Johnson
Speakers
avatar for Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson

Science and Social Studies Teacher, Isenberg Elementary School
Mr. Johnson is a fifth-grade science and social studies teacher at Isenberg Elementary School in Salisbury, N.C. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and TED-Ed Innovative Educator, Teacher of the Year for Rowan-Salisbury Schools 16-17 and North Carolina Regional Teacher of the Year... Read More →


Tuesday January 9, 2018 9:00am - 10:30am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
  • Location Memorial Auditorium, Montclair State University

10:45am

Navigating the Copyright Maze
Confused about copyright? Get an understanding of the basics of copyright law as they apply to print, media and online materials. Develop strategies to help your teachers and students abide by the law. Find out about resources to learn more about copyright, as well as sources for copyright-free materials. Link to presentation:  http://guides.wpunj.edu/copyrightk-12

Speakers
avatar for Yvonne Roux

Yvonne Roux

Education Librarian, William Paterson University



Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Google Apps for English/History Classrooms
This presentation will focus on using Google apps for education in the classroom. The apps can be applied cross-curricular. The focus will be on English and History classrooms.

Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Opening Up Your Google Slides
Learn how to turn your everyday slide presentations into energized class collaborations by taking full advantage of google suite’s sharing capabilities. In this student-centered approach, you will personalize learning and create an environment where instant student feedback is possible. Oh, and did I mention this method will improve your grading workflow?

Speakers
avatar for Ron Magnusson

Ron Magnusson

Social Studies Teacher, Carlstadt Public School



Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Improve Standardized Test Scores with Technology-Based Vocabulary Instruction
Research shows students' vocabulary knowledge has a direct impact on standardized test scores, including SAT and ACT. But, who has time for vocabulary instruction in an already packed ELA block? Learn five easy steps that utilize technology to integrate vocabulary development into your daily routine. Engage students with digital tools and technology-enhanced items that enable them to interact with vocabulary words and passages and increase their vocabulary knowledge, comprehension, and scores on high stakes assessments.

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Ellen Edmonds

Executive Director, Professional Development, W.H. Sadlier, Inc.


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

All the News That's Fit to Print, But is it Always?
As part of Information Literacy, learn criteria for evaluating websites, specifically news sources,for authenticity. We will look at different sources that draw students into connecting trending news stories with evaluation techniques.  https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1i1LddUNUdcS-1-HhPmBhA0m8wDduV_BWplJoC9h5zxg/edit?usp=sharing

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Debra Gottsleben

Morristown High School
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Anne Piascik

Morristown High School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Building a School Maker Culture with MakerSpaces
MakerSpaces are great, but how do you maintain their momentum and justification as time goes on? Building a “Maker Culture” in your school and community ensures that MakerSpaces become the hub of the school’s creative endeavors. This conversation will discuss proven methods for building a Maker Culture with Makerspaces in your school as well as tips to continuing to grow and become part of of the global Maker Movement.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Borghoff

Dan Borghoff

STEM Teacher and MakerSpace Director, Hackensack Middle School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Coding for Elementary School Students
Would you like to introduce your elementary students to computer coding? There are a free websites and tools to teach basic coding skills and concepts for our younger students. Come see the online resources and try out Beebots, Ozobots, and Spheros. At the end, you will be able to begin computer coding to even your youngest students. 

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Wendy Gilson

Media Specialist, Normandy Park School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Infographics with Google Drawing
This presentation instructs participants how to teach students to use Google Drawing to create infographics. There will be time for participants to create their own infographic with Google Drawing if they have a Google account. This lesson can be used in any discipline.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Popp

Amy Popp

Library Media Specialist, Tuscan School
Hi! I am passionate about the integration of literature with technology. | When I am not working, I love to read, write, and travel.



Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Blending the Math Classroom
Do you want to be able to consult with your students as they are working in the classroom while engaging them in a different way? Come see how one teacher worked to blend her classroom and bring it into the 21st century.

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Theresa Chapman

District Math Articulator/Teacher, Rockaway Township Public Schools
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Vanessa Waxman

District Technology Articulator/Ed Tech, Rockaway Township Schools


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Integrating Technology in the Math Classroom
Integrating technology in the Math classroom has never been easier! Learn how to incorporate various Math Problem Based Learning Projects, free online programs, and ways to engage students using creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking all while infusing technology.  Presentation Link - https://sites.google.com/rutherfordschools.org/math-technology/home

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Lawry Stein

8th Grade Math Teacher, Union Middle School, Rutherford, NJ


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Using NASA Data to Enhance Lessons
NASA is changing the classroom by providing new ways of viewing phenomena. This is a great way to work in Webb's Depth of Knowledge. See how much data is available in user-friendly formats with Climate, Ocean, Tide and other Earth-based information. Also see how you can engage learners by using models that NASA provides in weather and weather systems. Bring your computer!

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Stern-Protz

Stephanie Stern-Protz

Lead Teacher and STEM Specialist, NASA CCRI/North Bergen STEM Academy
If you attend the session, and are interested in becoming part of a NASA Teacher Group, let us know!


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

A Conversation with Anthony Johnson
Join us for a conversation with our Keynote Speaker, Anthony Johnson.

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson

Science and Social Studies Teacher, Isenberg Elementary School
Mr. Johnson is a fifth-grade science and social studies teacher at Isenberg Elementary School in Salisbury, N.C. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator and TED-Ed Innovative Educator, Teacher of the Year for Rowan-Salisbury Schools 16-17 and North Carolina Regional Teacher of the Year... Read More →


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of Our Students Through Technology
Every school has students who struggle with anxiety.  It could be crippling to your adolescents as it affects every aspect of their lives.  This session discusses the success of using research-based technology paired with students’ interests in order to help them learn the skills to cope with anxiety.  Watch as a video game mimics a stressful environment and doesn’t let students proceed through the game until students practice mindfulness and breathing techniques.  

Speakers
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Sue Dobson

Guidance Counselor, Wyckoff Public Schools
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Chris Giordano

Assistant Principal, Wyckoff Public Schools


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Building Interactive Lessons - Interactive Slides & Videos
Creating interactive, self-directed learning experiences for students is one way to establish an engaging learning environment. We will explore how to layer multiple Google tools (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, etc) and other video apps simultaneously to assist in creating interactive curricula. Learn how to take static resources and transform them into interactive learning experiences for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Ruth Davis

Ruth Davis

Tech Integration Specialist, Roxbury Public Schools
I love to discover, explore and share new ways to use technology in creative, effective ways in the classroom and believe that technology should be a transparent layer in teaching that help individuals to deepen their knowledge.



Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Designing a Digital Citizenship Program [K-8]
Digital citizenship is a hot topic due to increased technology integration in education and the ever-evolving nature of technology. This workshop will showcase how we developed a K-8 digital citizenship program in our district, focused on developing students’ skills and abilities to gather and use information and technology ethically, responsibly, and safely, along with information on state/national standards, materials, and resources that can help you meet your students’ digital citizenship needs.

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Dagounis

Danielle Dagounis

Supervisor of Instructional & Design Technology, School District of the Chathams
K-12 Supervisor of Instructional & Design Technology, Business Education, and Library/Media. | | Educational Technology enthusiast and trainer.


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Include Virtual Reality Creation in Your Class Using CoSpaces
There are many platforms to experience virtual reality, where the student is a passive user, but CoSpaces allows students to actively create, add block or Java coding & then experience their created space virtually. In this workshop, the FREE web-based program of CoSpaces will be showcased and student examples shared. A teacher can use this program to enhance classroom instruction with as little as one VR viewer and one mobile device. Presentation Link:  http://www.tinyurl.com/VRcreation

Speakers
avatar for Dee Kalman

Dee Kalman

S.T.E.M. Educator, Hackensack Middle School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Learning Apps for Rigor and Relevance
This presentation will introduce educators to user-friendly technology applications that encourage the use "Quadrant D" teaching strategies of the Rigor and Relevance Framework. 

Speakers
avatar for Dana Sprague

Dana Sprague

Elementary Literacy Coach (K-5), Houston Academy


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Let's Design Your Next Tech Integration Plan
Ah... the Technology Integration Plan. In this session, we will deep-dive into what makes a great Instructional Technology Plan and why it is the key document that is essential to motivating change in the way that classroom instruction is given. 

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Bradbury

Jeffrey Bradbury

Educational Technology Coach, Westwood Regional School District


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

The Tech Coordinator's Playbook: A Holistic Approach to Technology Support and Services
As technology coordinators we serve as the connectors of dots between software, services, devices, and the delivery of instruction. We assist teachers and students with leveraging technology to enhance teaching and learning, developing a cohesive ecosystem of services and support. During this session we will examine the transition and evolution of the technology coordinator from the manager of servers and wireless/wired infrastructure to a technologist with a firm understanding of informational and instructional technology.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Beavers

Sean Beavers

Technology Coordinator, West Morris Regional High School District


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Backed by NSF-Funded Research, Drawp for School Reaches Students Where They Are
Drawp for School is an all-in-one K-12 platform for creation, collaboration, content and workflow. It includes rich design tools, swipe-to-share collaboration and cloud storage. Partially funded by the National Science Foundation, the platform includes robust accessibility features such as an add-on language scaffolding tool, text-to-speech and voice recording. Drawp helps teachers reach students at their individual level in any subject. The free Drawp Resource Marketplace allows teachers to access a searchable database of standards-aligned content.   

Speakers
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Manuela Albir

Operations Manager, Drawp
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Kevin Askew

Vice President & General Manager, TechXTend


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Chrome Tips and Tricks
Tour the best and most useful Chrome Extensions for both the classroom and your own personal productivity.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Thumann

Lisa Thumann

Senior Director, Teaching & Learning, EdTechTeam
Formerly a K-6 technology teacher, Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s professional development offerings in the United States, and works with districts and organizations to customize workshops and events.Lisa is a Google Innovator and a Google Certified Trainer. She has presented at ten of the Google Teacher Academies and presents at conferences, workshops and National Conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging and engaging technologies into the... Read More →


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Implementing Pear Deck in the Classroom
Pear Deck is an effective technological resource that can be utilized in any classroom. Pear Deck is a great way to connect and engage students by creating different types of questions like multiple choice-style questions, text responses, numbers, drawings, draggable pins on images, and more. Students are able to share responses and know that their name will not show up and that helps students participate and engage more.

Speakers
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Jimmy Pineda

PE/Health/Wellness Teacher, Pear Deck


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

The Color of Digi-Poetry 2.0
Participants will explore strategies to Repurpose (SAMR) their classroom instruction of poetry while tapping into their students' interests and competencies in the digital universe. The fundamentals of poetry will be explored, strategies to create digi-poems will be shared, and participants will create their own digi-poems. Applications across the curricula will be explored. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a device.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph S. Pizzo

Joseph S. Pizzo

Integrated Language Arts Teacher, Black River Middle School
I am an author, poet, public speaker, voice-over provider, and educator in my 44th year in the classroom. I believe that learning should be fun, as well as fundamental. I am an adjunct professor at Centenary University and Union County College, and I have been an adjunct professo... Read More →



Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Digital Manipulatives
Digital manipulatives are the 21st century version of tokens, a computing tradition older than cuneiform writing. They permit one to move pictures on a spread sheet as one might move tokens on a board. One might use an abacus, Napier's bones, or multiple strips and fraction bars, make multiples of x+2 to represent 2(x+2) and x(x+2), add and subtract on a nomograph, and many other things. Come play and learn.

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Agnes Azzolino

Webmaster, mathstuff.com


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Bringing Your Best to Personalize Learning
This workshop simulates a flexible approach to personalized learning through a digital platform. Participants will experience a student perspective by interacting with suggested online resources and sample lessons. The goal is to provide a basic snapshot of how a flexible approach to blended learning is designed by infusing existing best practices with the purposeful integration of technology.

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Megan O'Mara

Teacher, Newton Public Schools/ Halsted Middle School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Engaging Web Tools for the Special Education Classroom
Quizlet, Socrative, and Quizziz are engaging web tools that can be utilized to reinforce skills, collect data, and increase collaboration amongst students in the special education classroom. Participants will explore these interactive activities in order to increase students’ productivity, independence, and engagement. Instructions, examples, and hands-on experiences will be provided. 



Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Getting Started with Google Sites
Easily create a website to communicate with students, parents, and other staff members. Google Sites is user friendly and incorporates all aspects of G Suite for Education. Make your site private for only students and staff, make your site accessible to only those with the link, or make your site open for all to see. Create a site as an individual teacher, a house, or a department.

Speakers
avatar for Shivan Persad

Shivan Persad

Social Studies Teacher/Technology Coordinator, Buzz Aldrin Middle School/Montclair Public Schools
Shivan Persad is a Social Studies teacher and Technology Coordinator at Buzz Aldrin Middle School who has successfully incorporated G Suite for Education in his daily teaching. Currently, he is a Google Certified Educator (L’s 1&2) and a Certified Google for Education Trainer... Read More →


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Giving in to the HyperDocs Hype
HyperDocs are more than just hyperlinked Google Docs. They are tools for building inquiry, promoting innovation, increasing engagement, and differentiating instruction. In this workshop, participants will learn how HyperDocs can be used in all content areas and grade levels. Attendees will then walk through the process of creating a HyperDoc and build their own that they can immediately bring into their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kathryn Nieves

Kathryn Nieves

Special Education Teacher, Sparta Township Public Schools


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Going Paperless: Leveraging Schoology, OneNote, and Google Apps to Their Potential
Save some trees...and your sanity! Embrace the power of Schoology, integrated with Office or G Suite Apps to streamline your classroom and go completely paperless! Tips, tricks, and Easter eggs will be discussed! Participants should already have a Schoology account with their school, and should bring their laptops (and download the app too!).

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Alexander Kuziola

Teacher of Environmental Science, Livingston High School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

The New Google Sites
The new Google Sites allows you to quickly create and share websites. This is a great place to create an online portfolio, a database for parents, or even a class site! 

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Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

10:45am

Touchcast
Learn how to create interactive videos using an ipad and Touchcast. Film in front of the green screen and create videos giving your audience a chance to interact with images, charts, documents and links. Please note that this app only works on an ipad. 

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Todd Benington

New Providence Public Schools
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Laurie Wood

Librarian, District Library Coordinator, Von E. Mauger Middle School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 10:45am - 12:15pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Digital Storytelling Through Video Game Design
Video games are a powerful medium that can be integrated into the curriculum in many ways. By empowering students to create their own video games, any content-area teacher can allow student imagination and excitement to combine with strong writing, storytelling, and design skills in this open-ended process.

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Robert Kalman

Digital Design Teacher & Tech Integrator, Ramsey Public Schools


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Inspiring Struggling Students in Language Arts
Through this session, educators and administrators will be presented with several tools and best practices to assist struggling learners or those with learning disabilities. The session will focus mostly on teaching reading and writing, but will also offer some effective classroom management techniques, along with ways to engage difficult students.

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Amanda Lentino

English/Psychology Teacher, Northern Highlands Regional High School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Personalized Learning and Student Choice in the Classroom
Participants will engage in a discussion on how personalized learning and learning menus are implemented within a classroom setting and how they can be used to create a powerful student-centered learning experience. Participants will experience several different methods of how students explored personalized learning in their classroom. Options for demonstrating understanding may include but are not limited to Websites, Portfolios, Blogs, Podcasts, Videos, and Slide Presentations.

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AJ Bianco

7/8th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Harrington Park School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

3D Printing in the LMC: Designing, Differentiating, Developing
Librarians are in the unique position to have their fingers on the pulse of the latest trends. When one Makerbot 3D printer was delivered to our library, the challenge was on. How do we take such captivating technology and make it relevant, while allowing equitable access? How do we reach Special Education, Limited English, and AP biology students at the same time? Participants will hear our story, learn some tips, and be able to turnkey an introductory lesson. http://goo.gl/Hjyv3u 

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Jennie Pu

Library Media Specialist, West Orange High School
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Beverly Tindall

Library Media Specialist, West Orange High School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Being a Librarian in the Age of Alternative Facts
Librarians are becoming more and more important in the "Era of Alternative Facts and Fake News." Learn ways to make your self relevant and also become an alternative fact fighter.

Speakers
avatar for Elissa Malespina

Elissa Malespina

School Librarian, Somerville Middle School/ISTE Librarian Network President


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Integration in the Library Media Center
This workshop will explore how literature, math and science concepts can be creatively expanded upon with simple Maker activities using Legos. Participants will learn about the program we use and activities we have developed. They are designed to extend the literature experiences and curriculum concepts being taught while also introducing younger students to the Maker movement and our school's Makerspace. Students have an opportunity to explore topics kinesthetically and creatively and then share this out online using technology as our tool for presentation and archiving our creative works.

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Lea Klein

Technology Literacy Teacher, Flemington Raritan School District


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

EVERFI: Education for the Real World
EVERFI delivers engaging digital resources, at no cost to the district, so teachers can equip students with critical skills for success beyond the classroom. All platforms are developed with alignment to both state and national standards, subject matter expertise and a dedicated implementation team. Over 400 schools and 50,000 students are currently enrolled in EVERFI's courses in the state of New Jersey. Today's workshop will introduce you to all that EVERFI has to offer our K-12 learners, and introduce you to courses that can be integrated into your school's curriculum today!

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Amanda Vartabedian

School Manager, EVERFI


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Intro to Coding: Making it Fun for K-5
Coding can seem difficult, especially to elementary-aged students. However, through the use of online websites, products, and Apps, you can make the introduction of coding fun, engaging, and stimulating. Learning how to code can reinforce mathematical skills while fostering critical thinking and problem solving abilities.

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Zania Saul

Technology Teacher, Langston Hughes Elementary School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Your School is Only as Good as Your Math Instruction
Nary a single pedagogical innovation of the past century has had any impact on school math instruction. If that alone were insufficiently troublesome, “math” undermines all other reform efforts.
This presentation will explore the following issues:
1. The critical conflicts between traditional math instruction and effective progressive schooling
2. How a variety of computational technologies allow students to be mathematicians, meaningfully explore new knowledge domains, and increase achievement
3. Creating a new diet of mathematics that kids can love rather than tricks to teach a math they hate

Speakers
avatar for Gary Stager

Gary Stager

CEO, Constructing Modern Knowledge


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Approach to Effective Integration of Technology in K-12 Schools

This presentation will address how school leaders can successfully approach the integration of technology in K-12, what needs to happen simultaneously in order to achieve optimum success, and how to maintain a high level of proficiency as it relates to technology integration. The research presented is based on the premise and findings of my dissertation regarding the technology integration from the perspective of administrators.


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Scott Curcio

Technology Teacher, Morris Plains School District



Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Coding in Schools: Learn to Code, Code to Learn
Have you heard about the "Day of Code" in December where schools around the world participated in bringing coding to schools? Is it important to teach students to code? Do you want to learn more about coding and its place in education? There are so many great tools that can give students the opportunity to learn code. While coding, students are active participants in projects that encourage creativity and problem-solving. These projects are often interdisciplinary and provide for reflection and collaboration. In this workshop, we will discuss what educators need to know about coding and how to get started coding with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Samantha Morra

Samantha Morra

Teacher/Technology Integrator, Elisabeth Morrow School
Technology tools | Digital Storytelling and Multimedia | Social Networking for Educators | 3D Printing | Makerspaces | Coding | Digital Citizenship


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Computational Thinking and Digital Citizenship: A Standards-based Approach to Problem Solving and Online Safety
Participants will explore the New Jersey Student Learning Technology Standards and gain ideas on how to incorporate Computational Thinking and Digital Citizenship skills into their instruction. Educators will review the technology standards; gain first-hand insights on the proposed standards revision process; and explore how to implement the available Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards.

Speakers
avatar for Esther Lewars

Esther Lewars

Educational Technology/CS Specialist, New Jersey Department of Education
Computer Science for All | Educational Technology | Information Systems


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Google Classroom for Administrators
Hear from a Principal and Supervisor on how to successfully roll out Google Classroom. (Hint: It’s not just for teachers!) See how administrators can harness the power of Google Classroom and make it their main communication hub, discover ways to gain early adoption from staff, and make it part of their continuing professional development. 

Speakers
avatar for Susan DeVito

Susan DeVito

Supervisor of Technology Integration, PreK-12, Mahwah Township Public Schools


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Integrating Social Media in The Classroom
The presentation will share easy ways to integrate social media in the classroom to benefit student learning and collaboration. As educators it is important to broaden our learning network and collaborate globally. We will provide easy ways to share information and accomplishments, along with seeking best practices. 

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Amy Arsiwala

Instructional Technology Coach
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Ted Samaras

Instructional Technology Coach, Franklin Township Board of Education


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Let Your Kids Plan the Trip
When teaching our 6th graders how to use Google Slides and Sheets, and how to apply research skills and budgetary planning...we ask them to work with partners to design a field trip. Through a detailed assignment, and some strict parameters, the students apply many technology skills, along with real-life planning and integrating math and cooperative skills. The best part? We actually choose one of the field trips they plan and we go on it -- a memorable experience and a wonderful way to bring their learning to life! https://goo.gl/t8XcdN

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Michael Donovan

Principal, Ridgewood Public Schools
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Christine Sullo

Educational Technologist, Glen Ridge


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Nurturing Introverts in Our Classrooms: Technology to Reach Even the Quietest Kids
Participants will explore the nature of introverts and what distinguishes them from the “shy” student. We will discuss teaching strategies, technology integration, and ideas for classroom design to create an environment that will help educators better connect with these students and allow our quiet students to find success in our classrooms.

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Chrissy Romano

Teacher/Digital Innovation Coach, Hackensack Public Schools


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Promoting Digital Learning in the State - How Can the NJ DOE Office of School Innovation Help?
Learn first-hand how the Office of School Innovation's initiatives to support educators, schools and districts use technology in and out of the classroom to enhance teaching practices and provide accelerated learning opportunities for students. This presentation will explore why and provide specific examples of research-based instructional strategies that leverage technology in specific ways and introduce several NJ DOE Office of School Innovation initiatives including support for Technology Standards 8.1 and 8.2, an overview of the Future Ready-NJ school certification program, a joint initiative with the New Jersey School Boards Association (NJSBA), New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), and the NJ DOE, InnovateExchange, an online collaboration portal developed in partnership with NJECC.

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Joshua Koen

Chief Innovation Officer, NJ DOE


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Tackling Fake News: Coaching Students to Become Media Savvy
In this age of social media and widespread misinformation, it is essential that students learn how to evaluate news sources. Academic librarians Cara Berg and Yvonne Roux will introduce participants to strategies for teaching students how to recognize fake news. They will also suggest resources to support news literacy instruction. http://guides.wpunj.edu/fakenews

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Yvonne Roux

Education Librarian, William Paterson University


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Technology is Not a 4-Letter Word
This presentation is designed to give real-world examples for integrating technology applications and equipment into special area classes and create interdisciplinary projects with Core subjects. Participants will learn to integrate programs like Google Classroom, GarageBand, MIT Math Science and Music Apps, Scratch, and Heart Rate Monitors into creative lessons and activities. Examples of interdisciplinary projects will be presented. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and ideas for technology integration in ALL content areas. Presentation link: https://tinyurl.com/y7rjmshf

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Rachel Bello

Physical Education Teacher, Carlstadt Public School
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Theresa Mello

Music Teacher, Carlstadt Public School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

Tips for Developing Digitally Interactive Activities and Providing Opportunities for Student Peer Review
Are you looking for ways of maximizing use of your Google Classroom? Would you like to grow your repertoire of interactive and personalized digital activities? How about providing students with immediate and meaningful feedback that includes audio? How powerful would your student presentations be if you used digital peer feedback techniques? Bring a laptop, ipad or tablet and join us for this interactive session. Presentation link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17w00o7T6MtKKKSXD1cH5IODwjD9XeWaJBsvoyMTLpos/edit?usp=sharing

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David Mwangi

STEM Teacher Trainer, East Orange Board of Education
I am a STEM trainer at the East Orange Board of Education and Virology Instructor at Kean University. My interests are Integration of Technology into STEM instruction, Project-Based Learning and Scientific Research for grades 9-12 and undergraduate students


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

11:55am

5 Practical Solutions to Your Biggest Data Challenges
Learn how NJ districts are (1) efficiently providing access to multiple measures across all grades and subjects, (2) eliminating spreadsheets by using a Data Locker to consistently collect rubric, performance task, and teacher-led assessments (DRA, F&P, etc.), (3) digitizing existing paper-based tests and providing rich customized feedback via printed reports or online student/parent portals, (4) simplifing/automating compliance mandates and time-consuming tasks with custom reports, and (5) informing instruction and measuring programmatic efficacy.

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Chad Marcus

Chief Academic Officer, LinkIt!


Tuesday January 9, 2018 11:55am - 12:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

12:25pm

Active Learning with WeVideo & PowToon
During this workshop, you will learn how both you and your students can use Google Applications such as WeVideo and PowToon to enhance projects and lessons. Both WeVideo and PowToon allow individuals to create awesome animated videos and presentations for free!

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Tuesday January 9, 2018 12:25pm - 1:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

12:25pm

Game Boards for Personalized Learning
Explore using a multimedia text set as a game board to develop library skills. Then create a game board to build personalized learning for your content area and your students. Inspired by HyperDocs, game boards are a versatile tool to share information, reinforce benchmark skills and initiate self-assessment.

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Betsy Quinn

Library Media Specialist, Littleton Elementary School Parsippany Troy Hills School District


Tuesday January 9, 2018 12:25pm - 1:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

12:25pm

Leveraging Educational Technology in Writing in the Classroom
This session will provide an overview of several promising research-based instructional practices that leverage technology to increase student academic success. Participants will have the opportunity to explore the TiPS (Technology-Infused Practices and Strategies) online modules, which were created to support educators in the strategic and effective use of digital tools to improve student learning. The session also includes a deep dive into the first module, "Using Digital Tools to Provide Effective Feedback to Student Writing." 

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Linda Carmona-Bell

Ed Tech Specialist, NJDOE
Computer programmer, teacher of information technologies, technology coordinator for tech and content, information processing coordinator and now assists educators in the effective infusion of educational technology into the curriculum. Please tell me how I can help you with you... Read More →


Tuesday January 9, 2018 12:25pm - 1:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

12:25pm

Fun, Fast, Formative Assessments
Assessments and data collection have become so important over the last few years as we are constantly looking for ways to help students increase their learning and performance. The concept of the exit ticket is a great strategy, and today, we will explore new technological ways to get useful data to help us guide instruction -- whether it be to know what topics to review, what students need help, and what students can be challenged more.

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Tuesday January 9, 2018 12:25pm - 1:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

12:25pm

Tools and Technology in the Mathematics Classroom
In this session, I will address the purposeful implementation of technology, using technology to help students communicate their mathematical thinking, and using technology to visualize and understand mathematical ideas. We will explore Desmos Classroom Activities, 3-Act Mathematical Modeling using media, and Knowledgehook. This session will also highlight best practices for teachers to adopt when using technology within an instructional routine. Presentation Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=132wXcrpJm907_OlMsYOSmv4fmwpZ_E42

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Jaliyla Fraser

Owner and CEO, Fraser's Mathematics Solutions
Supervisor of Mathematics, 6-12 | -East Orange School District | | Part-time Lecturer | -Rutgers University | | Owner and CEO | -Fraser's Mathematics Solutions, LLC | | My interests include: | -Helping teachers bring the real-world into the mathematics clas... Read More →


Tuesday January 9, 2018 12:25pm - 1:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

12:25pm

Transform Your Classroom with Nearpod: Engage, Motivate, and Excite Your Students!
Imagine a classroom with 100% participation, where the teacher receives instantaneous feedback and real-time reports. Imagine students excited about their learning and empowered to participate. In this workshop, join us to discover how you too can transform your students' learning through the use of Nearpod's interactive hands-on lesson content with features such as: VR, 3-D Objects, Sways, Polls, and much more! You will also receive digital resources for continued discovery!

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Michelle Singh

Curriculum Support Specialist, Miami-Dade County Public Schools


Tuesday January 9, 2018 12:25pm - 1:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

12:25pm

Easy Online Tools for Formative Assessments
Use Go Formative and Google Forms as online resources specifically for teachers to create quizzes and assignments online. Students can receive instant feedback on their quizzes and assignments.


Tuesday January 9, 2018 12:25pm - 1:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

12:25pm

Hands-on Intro to STEM
Professionals will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of introductory problem solving and STEM activities that are utilized in Valley Middle School's STEAM 101 class and the Oakland School District's STEAM Academy. Strategies will be discussed on the transition from upper elementary to middle school in the STEM classroom (shorter, simpler tasks to longer, more complex tasks as they progress in grade levels).


Tuesday January 9, 2018 12:25pm - 1:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

12:25pm

The Power of Podcasting
Podcasting is a powerful way to engage an entire school community.
In this session, participants will be empowered with the knowledge to add and create podcasts in their classrooms and schools.

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Christopher Nesi

Podcaster & Teacher, House of #EdTech Podcast
Christopher J. Nesi is certified in social studies and supervision and has inspired students and teachers at the middle, high school, and collegiate levels. Technology and its role in education are his professional passion. | | Mr. Nesi hosts the House of #EdTech Podcast. Ho... Read More →


Tuesday January 9, 2018 12:25pm - 1:55pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

Linking ELA, Math and Science Through Evidence-Based Reasoning
This presentation is about linking ELA, Math and Science through evidence-based reasoning. Based on the NJSLS, the CER-PEA connections will be discussed for the ELA-science link, and modeling connections will be discussed for the math-science link. All three will be tied together through the use of evidence to construct arguments and conclusions.


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Mary Ellen Aleksza

Science Teacher, North Hunterdon High School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

1-2-3 Easy Drag & Drop Website Creator for Teachers and Students
Want to create a class website but not sure where to start? Join Dr. Monica Burns as she shares how to design a website with the totally free Adobe Spark tools for iPads and Chromebooks. With no experience in HTML or coding necessary, teachers who bring a device to this session will leave with their very own class website and ideas for student projects.

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Monica Burns

EdTech Consultant, Author, Class Tech Tips, LLC


Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

Blended Learning in Language Arts
ELA teachers will learn how to use a blended program to create an authentic learning experience that is student-centered. Using this model, teachers can help students explore allusions in novels while differentiating instruction in centers.

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Anna Boscarino

Language Arts Teacher, Secaucus Middle School
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Yalitza Vega-Bajana

Jersey City Public School District


Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

Newsela 101
Watch struggling readers grow when implementing the use of Newsela. Newsela is an online, non-fiction, differentiated reading program that is constantly evolving to help meet and move learners. In this session, we will review the different components, various ways to implement it in your classroom, and some exciting new features that have recently been introduced!

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Theresa Palumbo

Literacy Coach, Dr. William H. Horton, Newark Public Schools


Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

Creating Home-School Connections to Library Media Center
Creating a strong home to school connection to the Media Center and Computer Lab can be challenging. This workshop will illustrate how we engage families at our school with both specialties. Some of the things we will share with participants include a variety of online resources, relevant national campaigns we join that highlight our curriculum and how we work together with our families.

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Lea Klein

Technology Literacy Teacher, Flemington Raritan School District


Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

The 5 W's of Library Makerspaces
This workshop will present to attendees how to start and maintain a Library Makerspace. Some of the topics that will be presented include: how to decide what to purchase for the space, ways to get funding, implementing STEM Challenges, how to get administration buy-in, implementing the Makerspace into the curriculum, incorporating a 3D printer, using the design process, marketing your makerspace, and how to keep your Makerspace fresh and exciting.

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Anastasia Hanneken

School Librarian/Technology integration Specialist, Shamong Township School District


Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

Gamify Your Math Class
Gamification, a science of using games to enhance engagement, is commonly known in the classroom, but not all games can easily apply to mathematics. This workshop will focus on electronic and unplugged games that can enhance any math curriculum. The format will be for all participants to engage in game-play, then be introduced to the parameters of each tool, and leave the workshop with access to helpful tools to incorporate games into their math class in the future. Presentation Link: http://tinyurl.com/MathClassGamify

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Dee Kalman

S.T.E.M. Educator, Hackensack Middle School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

What Can You Do With a 3-D Printer? Projects for Cross-Curricular Integration
This presentation will cover how 3D printer technology works, designing 3D projects using Tinkercad, and projects that will enable you to tie together Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

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Pati Link

Computer Teacher/GT Coordinator, Rockaway Valley School
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John Link

STEM/Technology Teacher, Lovell J. Honiss Elementary School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

Use Paint Shop and a Stylus to Improve Instruction.
Paint Shop and a tablet can't be beat to create and post colorful and CLEAR DAILY class notes, move images, screen capture and store in notes, prepare for tomorrow's work, repeat favorite lessons, review, and TO MAXIMIZE THE TIME YOU SPEND LOOKING AT STUDENTS. The students agree. See a demonstration and discuss the logistics for improving instruction in this way.

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Agnes Azzolino

Webmaster, mathstuff.com


Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

Assistive Technology in the School Setting
Assistive technology strategies and tools are used if a student has difficulty reading, following directions, writing, etc. and teachers believe the student may benefit from literacy software with text-to-speech which reads books aloud, speech-to-text etc. The first step is to discover what software or tool would be beneficial, considering the student’s specific learning issues and social and personal preferences. After matching the student's specific needs with functional features, an educated choice can be made as to which technologies are most likely to produce the desired outcomes.

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Donna Volpe

CST Teacher Liaison/ Assistive Tech Specialist, Ramsey School District



Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

Collecting Student Data with Google Forms
Google Forms is a great resource for fostering student interaction. From exit tickets to quizzes to viewing data in real time, teachers can make curricular decisions using the data collected from a Google Form. Come learn how to make a Google form and see some best practices at work. 

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Albert Spiegel

Laptop Program Director, Bergen Catholic High School



Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

Connecting Your Students With the World
Your students will be excited and motivated to share their work, thoughts and questions with authentic audiences around the world. Get ideas for a variety of engaging projects and resources for your classroom. Learn how to share your students’ digital work with a global audience and virtually connect them with people all over the world by bringing guests into your classroom and taking your students on field trips.

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Patricia Flavin

Technology Integration Specialist, Flemington Raritan School District
Pat has been teaching in the Flemington Raritan School District for over 18 years as an elementary classroom teacher, computer literacy teacher and technology integration specialist. She is a Google for Education Trainer, Certified BrainPOP Educator, a Tech4Learning Innovative Ed... Read More →
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Laurie Ann Moore

4th Grade Teacher, Copper Hill Elementary School/Flemington-Raritan
Laurie Ann Moore is a 4th grade teacher who is passionate about integrating technology throughout the curriculum. She enjoys presenting workshops that give teachers real examples and practical ideas for engaging projects and activities they can immediately use in their classrooms... Read More →


Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

Digital Reflection Using Google Sites
This workshop will discuss the power of digital reflection using Google Sites. We will show exmaples and ways to use Google Sites to enhance learning and sharing work. We will also teach you how to create a Google Site.

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Laura Garrison

Black River Middle School
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Tricia Pohan

Tech Coach/Teacher, Black River Middle School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

Google Classroom, It's Not Only for Students!
Google Classroom...it's not just for students! Are you looking for ways to increase staff collaboration, streamline communication, and create opportunities for online professional development? If so, this session is for you. Join us to learn about a variety of ways to use Google Classroom with staff, and leave with practical ideas that can be implemented tomorrow.

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Mary Joy Falcone

Technology Coordinator, Mendham Borough Schools
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Aimee Toth

Principal, Mountain View Middle School, Mendham Borough Schools



Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

Innovative Communities of Practice and the Potential of Competency-Based Learning
Turning conversations into collaboration, InnovateNJ is a community of forward-thinking districts, schools, and educators who believe meaningful collaboration improves the learning environment and opportunities for all students. We welcome all to create, share, and leverage promising practices.

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Christopher Cox

Innovation, New Jersey Department of Education


Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

Open Educational Resources and Digital Textbooks: Understanding the Possibilities
Digital textbooks and open education resources (OER) are transforming education by providing districts with high-quality, budget-positive, adaptable materials. During this session, our group will outline the fundamentals of digital textbooks and review how they are impacting teaching, learning, budgets, and infrastructure throughout our schools.

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Sean Beavers

Technology Coordinator, West Morris Regional High School District


Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

Social Media Integration: "Breaking Down" the Classroom Walls
Learn to leverage Twitter as a tool to allow parents and educators the opportunity to gain access to the rich learning experiences happening in the classrooms everyday and to empower educators and districts to share their educational stories.     

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Monica Crudele

Teacher/ Achievement Coach, Morris Plains School District


Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

The Future Ready Schools - New Jersey Certification Program
Future Ready Schools - NJ, a coalition of NJSBA, NJDOE, and NJIT, is a certification program designed to provide support, guidance, and resources to schools who are dedicated to fostering successful graduates in college, career, and citizenship. In this session, attendees will learn about the mission and vision of the certification program, how their schools and districts can get involved in the FRS-NJ community, as well as the process for being certified by the program.

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Jeremy Reich

Project Coordinator, Future Ready Schools - New Jersey
Jeremy Reich is a Project Coordinator in the College of Science and Liberal Arts (CSLA) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). He holds a BA in History from Drew University and more recently an MAT in Social Studies from Rutgers University – Newark. Jeremy has coordi... Read More →


Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

The Power of Positive Teaching
On any given day in schools across the country, educators are faced with a barrage of must-dos, roadblocks and technology breakdowns. In this talk you will be reminded of the joys surrounding us in the most trying of days and you will be given resources to keep you on the path to personal and professional happiness. There will be an opportunity to share your own sources of inspiration as well.

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Jennifer Latimer

School Media Specialist, Clinton Elementary School
I am the School Media Specialist at Clinton Elementary in Maplewood and contributing author of the ISTE book Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age. I am the recipient of the Jean E. Harris Progressive School Library Media award in 2015 and Code.org teacher of the month in July 201... Read More →



Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

1:10pm

Character Development and Social & Emotional Learning: Web and Mobile Programs That Meet Students In Their World.
Students are navigating a host of social, emotional and character issues and challenges. This session explores Suite360, the revolutionary web and mobile program that delivers character development and social & emotional content to K-12 students, parents and school administrators/staff. It’s all about health-promoting environments that support mental health and well-being. Suite360 delivers critical wellness and success content that addresses the issues students, parents and schools face every day. The discussion will focus on proactively tackling these issues by meeting students in the digital world. 

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Kevin Askew

Vice President & General Manager, TechXTend


Tuesday January 9, 2018 1:10pm - 2:10pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:00pm

Reading Centers: Reading, Writing and Technology
Let's integrate reading, writing and technology! We will demonstrate how you can help your students take notes using the "word string technique" while watching a video and reading a selected text. Then, using their word strings, students will synthesize the information to either create a Podcast or a Green Screen project. This is a fun way for students to independently meet Common Core Standards and 21st Century Skills using only 20 minutes a day!


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:00pm

The Student Website as a Digital Portfolio: Video Introductions, Blogs, Goals, and Accomplishments
How can we prepare students with the digital literacy skills required in the 21st century while also bolstering traditional content, student engagement, and authentic learning? How can we use free digital tools to allow students to interact safely with audiences beyond the classroom? This hands-on workshop offers a model for using a student website as a digital portfolio. Students use their website to articulate goals, archive professional accomplishments, and collate personal online artifacts. A laptop works best for the applications demonstrated.

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Audrey Fisch

Professor, New Jersey City University
Audrey Fisch serves as Professor of English at New Jersey City University where she has taught classes in both the English and Elementary and Secondary Education Departments for many than twenty years. She has written and edited books about nineteenth century literature and cultu... Read More →
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Daniel Ward

Assistant Director of Online Learning, New Jersey City University



Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:00pm

Discovering and Problem Solving Using Geogebra
Participants will explore the wonders of Geogebra and its applications for teaching through problem solving. Participants will first be introduced to the Geogebra platform, and its capabilities for geometric and algebraic constructions. Later, sample lessons will be discussed on how to integrate Geogebra into the classroom.

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Grant Kolmer

Supervisor of Instructional Technology, Somerset Hills


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:00pm

Differentiating Instruction with Technology
Raise your hand if you’re overwhelmed with the multitude of fantastic edtech tools out there! Which tools would be best for the different learners in your classes? Come check out a portal of tools that are sorted by learning style to help you effectively and seamlessly differentiate in your class. Technology tools to address the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners in your classes will be the focus as you explore and evaluate these differentiated resources! BYOD - A laptop is preferred for this session.

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Jamie Saponaro

Instructional Strategies Consultant & Educational Technology Trainer, InTECHgration Consulting


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:00pm

Create Your Next Podcast Like a Pro
Are you looking to bring Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication into your school? In this hands-on workshop, we will learn how your school or classroom can start your very own podcast.

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Jeffrey Bradbury

Educational Technology Coach, Westwood Regional School District


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:00pm

Getting Started with Google Drive & Docs
Learn how to create and share documents online with colleagues and students using Google Docs & Drive. Google Docs allows you to create, edit, store, and share documents online. Files can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. Learn how to import, create, edit, update, and share documents. Google Drive organizes your documents so you can create folders, share folders, and organize your documents within your Drive. Simplify your process and workflow.

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Shivan Persad

Social Studies Teacher/Technology Coordinator, Buzz Aldrin Middle School/Montclair Public Schools
Shivan Persad is a Social Studies teacher and Technology Coordinator at Buzz Aldrin Middle School who has successfully incorporated G Suite for Education in his daily teaching. Currently, he is a Google Certified Educator (L’s 1&2) and a Certified Google for Education Trainer... Read More →


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:00pm

Goodbye Whole-Class Powerpoint: Using Teacher-Created Videos in a Blended Classroom
Many of us have tons of PowerPoint or Google Slides presentations that we've used to present to a whole class, direct-instruction style. While there certainly is still a place for direct instruction in the modern classroom, video software makes it possible for us to flip lessons easily, and use them in stations, or as homework assignments. This workshop will introduce you to a number of methods for turning your tried-and-true lessons into short, engaging videos, and also provide time for you to begin creating them.

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Shari Krapels

HS English Teacher, Cresskill High School
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Jeff Krapels

English Teacher/Technology Mentor, Northern Valley Regional High School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:00pm

Introduction to Block-Based Environments and Computer Programming
Block-based languages offer beginners and their teachers a comfortable on-ramp to computer programming, but they are not “baby languages.” This workshop will explore a range of block-based environments for PC, Mac, and iOS that support the creation of animated stories, video games, mathematical microworlds, complex simulations, 3D design, robots, and controlling popular toys, including LEGO. Pedagogical techniques for introducing computational learning and stimulating inquiry will be modeled and classroom implementation strategies discussed. We will also share the remarkable Wolfram Language.

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Gary Stager

CEO, Constructing Modern Knowledge


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:00pm

Tech Tools for ALL Learners
From apps to extensions to web tools - there are so many tools available today to support the diverse learners in our classrooms. Come learn about technology to support struggling students in the areas of reading, writing, organization and more. We will look at tools across platforms: Chrome, iOS, Android and Web Tools. Be ready to participate - there will be opportunities for participants to share a favorite tool. 

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Mike Marotta

AT Practiioner/Consultant/Presenter/Trainer/Adjunct Professor, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC
Mike is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional who has been providing direct services to individuals with all disabilities for over 25 years. He runs his own technology consulting firm, Inclusive Technology Solutions, LLC. As an evaluator, Mike works collaboratively... Read More →


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

Creating a Classroom of Independent Learners
Through this session, attendees will learn how to motivate and encourage students to take ownership of their learning. Strategies and best practices will be offered to provide educators with the tools they need to create a successful student-centered learning environment, particularly at the middle and high school levels.

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Amanda Lentino

English/Psychology Teacher, Northern Highlands Regional High School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

Movie-Making on iPads and Chromebooks with Spark Video: Simple Steps for Getting Started
Making a movie just got easier! Learn how to use the free, BYOD-friendly Spark Video to make movies. Students can use this tool on iPads, Chromebooks, or any web-browser. Attendees will explore the easy steps for setting up K-12 students with success as they record their voices and add images and video clips, text and icons to their creation.

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Monica Burns

EdTech Consultant, Author, Class Tech Tips, LLC


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

e-Notetaking and Research with NoodleTools
Tired of disorganized research projects that lack credibility and accountability?
Get students to manage all their research needs in one place with NoodleTools! NoodleTools is an online research management platform that promotes critical thinking and authentic research. Both you and your students will appreciate the ability to track sources, take notes, create outlines, collaborate with classmates, share with teachers, print work and more! *NoodleTools subscription is necessary, but non-subscribers can get a free 3-Day trial.

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Mary Beth Davis

Library Media Specialist, West Morris Central High School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

Makerspaces 101
We all know a lot about the Maker Movement, but there are plenty of obstacles to making it a reality in every school. Hear from a Library Media Specialist and Tech Teacher duo who have built a school maker space using resources from school funds, grants and donations. These maker tools have become a part of the tech curriculum in grades 4-8 as well as in a number of clubs and in other classes across the curriculum including science, language arts and history. An additional emphasis on reaching out to the special needs population will be included.

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Leslie Wise

Von E. Mauger Middle School
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Laurie Wood

Librarian, District Library Coordinator, Von E. Mauger Middle School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

Increase Student Math Skills Using Khan Academy
Using Khan Academy participants will learn how to use the free online math learning platform which allows teachers to monitor student progress. Students can use video and adaptively progressive problem solving to learn and enhance their skills. Teachers can assign skills based on student practice and success. Students can also work at their own pace based on the "mission" set forth by the teacher/parent or chosen by the student. Math levels from K to Calc/Stats/DiffEQ.   

Speakers
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Mitch Wasserman

Technology Coach (Former math teacher), Livingston Public Schools



Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

Use of Vernier Technology for NJ Student Learning Standards Classes and Standardized Testing
The use of Vernier Technology has applications in the teaching of the NJ Student Learning Standards Mathematics and Testing. Various Algebra topics such as linear functions, polynomial functions, and prediction can be taught using real-time data that students can collect and analyze. Demonstrations will be conducted using the latest Vernier collection probes,

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Michael D'Alessio

Director of Science, Instructional Technology, and Assessment, Watchung Hills Regional High School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

Balancing the Teaching with the Tech-ing
With an increase in student:device ratios and digital tools at the fingertips of every teacher and student, preserving quality instruction while maximizing the benefits of educational technology is a balance that can be challenging. The Morris Plains School District has invested a tremendous amount of time and effort in training and supporting staff in making the technology “invisible”. Come learn what types of resources and practices are being used to balance the teaching with the tech-ing in Morris Plains.

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Christine Lion-Bailey

Supervisor of Technology and Enrichment, Morris Plains School District


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

Breakout EDU
Participate in the Breakout EDU version of an Escape Room! Breakout EDU is a collaborative game platform designed to teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking and trouble shooting. Participants will engage in an actual Breakout activity, and will have the opportunity to learn how to facilitate games in their own classrooms or libraries.

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Erin Marmara

Library Media Specialist, Newton High School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

Create a Kahoot!
What is a Kahoot! ? It is a quiz show, a formative assessment, a game. Kahoot! can be used in any setting, and for any content. It is easy to set up, fun, and free! Come learn how to create a Kahoot!, and play a game or two. All you need to play is an Internet-capable device, either a phone or tablet, and a sense of adventure!

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Veronica O'Neill

Doctoral Student, New Jersey City University


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

Live Web Cams in the Classroom
In this presentation, participants will have the opportunity to explore various live web cams featuring animals from around the world, including our own state of NJ. Presenters will show how using the live cams can meet standards in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Tech (blogging, writing comments, digital citizenship) in a way that will have students wanting more. Bring the outside natural world into your classroom through technology. https://tinyurl.com/y93um5gz

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Diane Cook

Technology Literacy Teacher, Flemington Raritan School District
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Tanya Sulikowski

Manager of Programs, Duke Farms Foundation



Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

Make Your Teacher Evaluation System Meaningful: Fostering Consistent Growth with an Individualized Technology Plan for Every Teacher
After determining the our evaluation system wasn’t meeting our teachers' needs for professional growth, we decided to shift gears and implement something that would: an individualized technology plan for every teacher. Participants will explore and discover how to personalize professional growth and reflection through the use of an individualized technology plan for EVERY teacher. Requisite materials will be provided to attendees so they can begin implementing ITPs in their own schools and districts.

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April Astacio-Banda

District Instructional Technology Specialist, West Morris Regional High School District


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

Noteworthy Ways to include Music into Your Curriculum
This workshop will give an overview of various tips, tricks, web tools, and apps to incorporate music into your lessons.

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Leanne Weiss

Library Media Specialist, Passaic Valley Regional High School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

Open Badges in the K-12 Classroom
Open badges are virtual ways of recognizing accomplishments. More than just digital stickers, badges can be linked to specific criteria and evidence of learning, displayed on social networks, and collected in a virtual backpack. We will explore different ways to implement badges in classes and extracurricular activities, considering factors such as motivation, skills-based assessment, and student empowerment. Learn how to easily design and award digital badges using free online resources. A device would be useful for this session.

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Lauren Zucker

High School English teacher & adjunct instructor (Fordham University), Northern Highlands Regional High School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

Using Drones to Enhance NGSS-Infused Science Instruction: A Case Study
Heard about using drones in the classroom, but aren't quite sure where to begin? Sometimes it's not about the drone itself, but rather what the drone is capable of. This workshop will explore a case study in how one Environmental Science teacher uses a series of engineering-centered, NGSS-aligned labs to bring drones into (or, rather, out of!) the classroom!

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Alexander Kuziola

Teacher of Environmental Science, Livingston High School


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

Using Technology to Build a Student-Centered Classroom
It seems like the term “student-centered” learning is everywhere. The push is to move teachers away from the leader position and move into a guide position in the classroom. Technology can make that process easier. In this session, participants will learn how technology can create a student-centered classroom. Strategies for increasing differentiation, engagement, collaboration, creation and innovation will be discussed. Participants will walk away with easy-to-implement strategies, projects, lessons, and ideas to integrate technology into their student-centered learning environment.

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Kathryn Nieves

Special Education Teacher, Sparta Township Public Schools


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

Drive Student Growth with the Best-in-Class K-12 Education Technology Platform
Learn how your district can leverage the best-in-class k-12 education technology platform to increase efficiency and deliver an engaging experience for administrators, teachers, students, and parents. The PowerSchool Unified Classroom allows your district to save time, money, and resources by providing a comprehensive solution that encompasses all of your K-12 technology needs from your student information system to registration, gradebook, instruction, and assessment. Attendees will explore how having the right tools drives student growth, empowers teachers, and engages parents.

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Patty Gallagher

Account Executive, PowerSchool


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

2:20pm

Going from Creator to Maker with pi-top and Raspberry Pi

Transform your students from creators to makers in this hands-on STEM-focused session. Roll up your sleeves and dive into coding using pi-top and Raspberry Pi, with guided instruction by Teq’s Director of Curriculum and Content, Andrew Grefig. Experience how pi-top and Raspberry pi make circuit building and coding with Python accessible and exciting for students of all ages. 

 

 


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Andrew Grefig

Director of Curriculum and Content, Teq


Tuesday January 9, 2018 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

3:30pm

"Ignite" Your Ideas
NJECC Annual Ignite Session and Raffle Giveaway
Passion and Drive are what IGNITE these rapid-fire five minute presentations by five of your edtech peers. Watch and learn about what excites and ignites them in their work. Then have a chance to go home with some awesome vendor giveaways to cap off your NJECC Conference experience. 

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Gregg Festa

Executive Director, NJECC


Tuesday January 9, 2018 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
 
Wednesday, January 10
 

9:00am

WA1 Crack the Code: Coding in the Library and Classroom
Coding is one of the top 25 lucrative and in-demand jobs. So, let's start them young. Students as young as Kindergarten can explore the world of coding. Integrated directly into the curriculum through digital and physical coding activities, students will develop problem-solving skills, collaborate with peers, address real-world problems, enhance communication skills, and reflect on their learning. All this while learning coding vocabulary words such as program, algorithm, looping, and debugging, and gaining coding knowledge. Attendees will be presented with ways to incorporate coding into instruction. This workshop will provide hands -on experience with robotics, programs and lesson plans that will help attendees successfully add coding to their curriculum.  

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Arielle Goldstein

School Library Media Specialist
I am not just a teacher but a technology specialist, a curriculum writer, a trainer, a STEM teacher and organizer, and an assessment coordinator. Not only am I used to wearing many hats; I sincerely enjoy it; I thrive in an environment where no two work days are the same. Along w... Read More →
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Anastasia Hanneken

School Librarian/Technology integration Specialist, Shamong Township School District


Wednesday January 10, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

9:00am

WA2 Now I Have a 3D Printer -- What Do I Do Next?

Ever wished your design could be transformed into reality? Wish no more! Learn how to make it possible and enter the world of 3D Printing. Unleash your creativity & convert your designs into actual 3D models. Get hands-on experience in the entire 3D Printing process - from concept, to design, to print-ready file. A comprehensive 2.5-hour workshop which covers everything 3D printing - from types of printers, to costs, to hangups - but specifically highlights how to be successful with your printer. 

Get introduced to Computer Aided Design (CAD) during this is hands-on session, and explore how to make sure your designs are printed successfully. We will also provide participants with resources and references to use in your MakerSpace, library or classroom.

Bring a laptop, a mouse – this really makes designing in 3D easier, -- an open mind to learn and preloaded with the software listed below (PC or Mac).

3D Modeling:  Tinkercad, Autodesk Fusion 360

3D Editing:  Meshmixer

Slicing:  Cura, Sli3r

Links to all the software downloads can be found at bit.ly/StefanskiNJECC


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Chris Stefanski

Media Specialist and Technology Coordinator, Wallkill Valley Regional High School


Wednesday January 10, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

9:00am

WA3 Making Chrome Work for You
Extensions add extra features and functionality to Chrome. There are some amazing ones out there that can make Chrome work for you. With the click of an extension, you can create, save, and share content. Complex tasks become easy and less time-consuming. Come learn about extensions to streamline your Chrome experience and save you precious time. 

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Samantha Morra

Teacher/Technology Integrator, Elisabeth Morrow School
Technology tools | Digital Storytelling and Multimedia | Social Networking for Educators | 3D Printing | Makerspaces | Coding | Digital Citizenship


Wednesday January 10, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

9:00am

WAP4 Level 1 Google Certification Bootcamp - Day 1
These sessions will assist educators in discovering the power of the Google Apps Suite and prepare them to pass the tests necessary to be recognized as Google Certified Educators in their respective levels. Topics include, but are not limited to, Google Docs/Drive, Sites, Gmail, Calendar, Chrome Browser and review of educational apps. Note that this is a preparation workshop series only and time to take the Google Certified Educator exams is not included in this professional development event. Workshop participants must study for and complete the exams independently

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Lisa Thumann

Senior Director, Teaching & Learning, EdTechTeam
Formerly a K-6 technology teacher, Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s professional development offerings in the United States, and works with districts and organizations to customize workshops and events.Lisa is a Google Innovator and a Google Certified Trainer. She has presented at ten of the Google Teacher Academies and presents at conferences, workshops and National Conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging and engaging technologies into the... Read More →


Wednesday January 10, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

12:30pm

WP3 Coding Across Content Areas
Computer programming is a very useful skill, and one that every student should have some knowledge of and opportunity to explore. This session discusses several applications that are designed to make coding interesting and accessible for students at various grade levels, and includes workshop time learning to code some simple programs in Python. No coding experience necessary!

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Wednesday January 10, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

12:30pm

WP2 Google Forms - Learn to Love Data with Google Forms, Self-correcting Quizzes, and Spreadsheets
Google Forms, self-correcting quizzes, and spreadsheets are an easy way to gather, organize, and analyze data. Recent updates to Google Forms are a game changer when it comes to gathering information and formative and summative assessments, and they work well with Google Classroom. There are also specific spreadsheet skills that all teachers should know to make data more manageable and useful. In this session, we will look at how good data can provide important information to teachers and students and go a long way toward improving teaching and learning.

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avatar for Samantha Morra

Samantha Morra

Teacher/Technology Integrator, Elisabeth Morrow School
Technology tools | Digital Storytelling and Multimedia | Social Networking for Educators | 3D Printing | Makerspaces | Coding | Digital Citizenship


Wednesday January 10, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043
 
Thursday, January 11
 

9:00am

TA1 Flipped Classroom
The Flipped Classroom is becoming a popular approach for maximizing class time for more higher level thinking and discussion. This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to create online videos to implement in a flipped classroom. Attendees will learn about various models of implementation of these tutorial videos. All attendees should come with an iPad.

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Ashley Holton

Teacher, Oakland Public Schools


Thursday January 11, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

9:00am

TA2 Makerspace: Kids At Work
Makerspace can be incorporated into all subject areas. This session is focused on developing an environment where students can use critical thinking and adaptive decision making to increase their learning. These techniques can be transferred across all content areas for all students, all ability levels, all ages, and all languages. It’s a way to give your students a platform to use to a variety of their skills to express their learning. This session will incorporate technology, hands-on making and independent centers.


Thursday January 11, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

9:00am

TA3 Getting Going with Google Classroom
Incorporate all aspects of G Suite for Education into Google Classroom. Make your classroom paperless. Use Google Classroom as a formative assessment tool. Use Google Classroom as an easy way to communicate and disseminate information and material to students. Use Google Classroom to facilitate an online discussion while providing real-time feedback. Simplify your process and workflow. GSuite should be accessible on your device.

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Shivan Persad

Social Studies Teacher/Technology Coordinator, Buzz Aldrin Middle School/Montclair Public Schools
Shivan Persad is a Social Studies teacher and Technology Coordinator at Buzz Aldrin Middle School who has successfully incorporated G Suite for Education in his daily teaching. Currently, he is a Google Certified Educator (L’s 1&2) and a Certified Google for Education Trainer... Read More →


Thursday January 11, 2018 9:00am - 11:30am
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

9:00am

TAP4 Level 1 Google Certification Bootcamp - Day 2
These sessions will assist educators in discovering the power of the Google Apps Suite and prepare them to pass the tests necessary to be recognized as Google Certified Educators in their respective levels. Topics include, but are not limited to, Google Docs/Drive, Sites, Gmail, Calendar, Chrome Browser and review of educational apps. Note that this is a preparation workshop series only and time to take the Google Certified Educator exams is not included in this professional development event. Workshop participants must study for and complete the exams independently

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Thumann

Lisa Thumann

Senior Director, Teaching & Learning, EdTechTeam
Formerly a K-6 technology teacher, Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s professional development offerings in the United States, and works with districts and organizations to customize workshops and events.Lisa is a Google Innovator and a Google Certified Trainer. She has presented at ten of the Google Teacher Academies and presents at conferences, workshops and National Conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging and engaging technologies into the... Read More →


Thursday January 11, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

12:30pm

TP2 Flipping Your Classroom with Google Sites and Google Classroom
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to create a student-centered learning environment using a variety of applications including Google Sites and Google Classroom. Topics will include: audio, video, social media, Web 2.0 tools, and much much more.

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Jeffrey Bradbury

Educational Technology Coach, Westwood Regional School District


Thursday January 11, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043

12:30pm

TP3 Lego EV3 Robotics
In this course, participants will be introduced to Lego EV3 robots and their programming software. A hands-on approach will be taken as participants begin with the robot programming basics, and advance to use a variety of sensors and programming blocks. The participants of the course will mimic the many challenges that their students may take, and will utilize an ePortfolio to collect data as a reflection of their learning.


Thursday January 11, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Montclair State University 1 Normal Ave, Upper Montclair, NJ 07043