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Thursday, May 24
 

7:30am

Registration
Thursday May 24, 2018 7:30am - 8:15am
Capital Center Lobby

8:30am

Welcome from NYSCATE and NYSED
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Amy Delcorvo

Dr. Amy Delcorvo

CEO/Executive Director, NYSCATE
I am a wife, mother and the proud CEO/Executive Director of NYSCATE. I believe in the power of the greater good and the membership of NYSCATE continues to prove how good that is everyday! I have spent my entire career in education and the vast majority in EdTech. Having served multiple... Read More →
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Angelica Infante-Green

Deputy Commissioner for P-12 Instructional Support, NYSED


Thursday May 24, 2018 8:30am - 8:45am
Large Presentation Room 1 (LPR 1) 2nd Floor Left

8:45am

Opening Remarks from Commissioner Mary Ellen Elia
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MaryEllen Elia

Commissioner of Education and President of the University of the State of New York


Thursday May 24, 2018 8:45am - 9:10am
Large Presentation Room 1 (LPR 1) 2nd Floor Left

9:15am

Formative Assessment: Foundations to Digital
This workshop will focus on the core ideas of what are best practices of formative assessment development and how we can utilize a variety of digital formative assessment platforms to better inform our teaching practices.

Speakers
avatar for Dustin Andrus

Dustin Andrus

Instructional Tech, BT BOCES
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Paul Volkert

Professional Development Specialist, Broome-Tioga BOCES
I am a professional development specialist at Broome-Tioga BOCES. I am member of the Statewide Professional Development Framework Planning Team and was on the Next Generation Math Standards revision team. I am also an Educational Specialist for Office of State Assessment.



Thursday May 24, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am
Meeting Room 1A (MR- 1A)

9:15am

What to Do When Technology Happens: Lessons Learned from the Computer-Based Testing Grades 3-8 ELA and Math Rollout
The New York State Education Department’s Computer-Based Testing program for Grades 3-8 ELA and Math is in the second year of its administrative rollout. More than fifteen percent of NYS schools participated in operational CBT this year, and both our districts/schools and NYSED learned important lessons about how to deal with technology when the unexpected happens and how to right the ship, keep calm, and keep sailing toward a more technology-centric environment for our students in New York State.

Speakers
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Clara DeSorbo

Bureau Chief, Office of State Assessment, NYSED
avatar for Heather Klusendorf

Heather Klusendorf

Project Manager, Computer-Based Testing, Grades 3-8, New York State Education Department
I've been working a the New York State Education Department (NYSED) since 2013. My focus is program management involving software implementation. I was first involved with development of the EngageNY website and now head the Computer-Based Testing (CBT) program for Grades 3-8 ELA... Read More →



Thursday May 24, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am
Meeting Room 1B (MR- 1B)

9:15am

Tangible fluency for ELLs
Achieving native- like reading  and speaking fluency is one of the main goals for any ELL teacher.  However, in the eyes of our students, fluency is a very abstract concept.  Come to this session to learn how to make fluency tangible for your students with  a variety of technology tools and methodologies. You will soon see your student becoming more fluent because they can “see” what fluency really is!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Farnand

Sarah Farnand

ENL Instructor, Greece Central School District
Sarah Farnand is an ENL teacher at Greece Central School District in Rochester, New York. She is a Google Level 1 & 2 Certified Educator and her interests include all things related to teaching ELLs using innovative EdTech tools. She is currently a member of the Educational Technology... Read More →
avatar for Natalia leMoyne

Natalia leMoyne

District Coordinator for Educational Technology, Guilderland Central School District
Natalia LeMoyne is the Coordinator for Instructional Technology at the Guilderland Central School District. She's a Google EDU trainer and innovator, EdTech enthusiast and bilingual in Spanish and English. Natalia started her teaching journey in Buenos Aires, Argentina as a ELL educator... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am
Board Room

9:15am

Re-imagining Text Sets for 21st Century Learning and Literacy
As we prepare all of our diverse learners to develop the sophisticated advanced literacy skills needed to meet the academic, civic and workplace demands of the 21st century, we recognize the important role that technology plays in instructional design. In this session, teachers will learn how the ready-to-implement strategy of text sets infuses literacy skills aligned to the Next Generation English Language Arts Standards and 21st-century society. Text set activities created on the KidOYO virtual space provide students with a personalized learning experience that builds their conceptual knowledge of a particular content while at the same time empowers them to develop their argumentative and conversational skills through creative and reflective problem-solving. The use of text sets allows teachers to support students’ individual learning needs by offering engaging and leveled texts, texts that represent diverse learning styles and preferences, and by embedding key focus questions that support specific reading and writing skills. Presenters will share examples of how teachers in the Mineola School District currently implement these text set activities to promote self-regulated, 21st century learning for all learners, thus enhancing the district’s mission of lifelong learning.   

Speakers
avatar for CatherineShanahan

CatherineShanahan

Instructional Leader PreK-12, Mineola Union Free School District
I am a PreK-12 Instructional Leader for the Mineola Union Free School District on Long Island. My responsibilities include designing and implementing district-wide professional development, writing interdisciplinary K-6 curriculum, coaching teachers and running Professional Learning... Read More →
avatar for Sara Ortiz

Sara Ortiz

Instructional Leader, PreK-12, Mineola UFSD
I am a PreK-12 Instructional Leader for the Mineola Union Free School District on Long Island. My responsibilities include designing and implementing district-wide professional development, writing interdisciplinary K-6 curriculum, coaching teachers and running Professional Learning... Read More →



Thursday May 24, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am
Meeting Room 2C (MR- 2C)

9:15am

Makerspaces to Make Learning Personal and Fun
This session will demonstrate how educators can user Makerspaces and Robotics to personalize learning allowing students to grow, learn, and explore in a way that they can design.

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Sean Banks

Technology Integration Specialist, Orange-Ulster BOCES
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Jaclyn Ellefsen

Lead Technology Integration Specialist, Orange-Ulster BOCES


Thursday May 24, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am
Large Presentation Room 1 (LPR 1) 2nd Floor Left

9:15am

Making Genius: Personalize Learning Through Inquiry and a Maker's Mindset
How might we turn students' natural curiosity and passions into valuable learning experiences? The PBL approach provides students with inquiry based learning in which they gain a deeper understanding of the content, while also building complex thinking skills.  Genius Hour, while also inquiry based, allows students to guide their own learning through personal interests. Student voice and choice are emphasized in both approaches and through these strategies students are designing, creating, and doing extraordinary things. Student project examples, resources and a step-by-step guide will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Melanie Kitchen

Melanie Kitchen

Coordinator, Erie 1 BOCES


Thursday May 24, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am
Large Presentation Room 2 (LPR 2) 2nd Floor Right

9:15am

Personalized Learning at Cuba-Rushford Central School
This session will cover how Cuba-Rushford personalizes learning for its students through the use of a variety of tools and instructional strategies from PreK through 12th grade.
Presentation Link: https://prezi.com/view/ayAIRusfJ68dm1LuKH2V/ 

Speakers
avatar for Jay Morris

Jay Morris

Technology Director, Cuba-Rushford CSD
Looking forward to our conversations about personalized learning in your school district, in our state and around the world. Link to Prezi is https://prezi.com/view/ayAIRusfJ68dm1LuKH2V/
avatar for Eric Talbot

Eric Talbot

K-5 STEAM Curriculum Developer and Instructor, Cuba Rushford Central Schools
Cuba-Rushford Elementary School has been my home for the past 13 years. Throughout the past 3 years, I worked with our district to develop our Elementary STEAM program. I'm thrilled to share my knowledge about beginning a program, researching resources, curriculum development, and... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am
Meeting Room 2B (MR- 2B)

9:15am

Use Micro-Credentials (Digital Badges) to Create Personalized Learning Opportunities for Students
Learn how the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District uses the OYO Class platform to create, publish, and manage micro-credentials that promote personalized student learning. The presentation will discuss how the district encourages students to pursue self-paced and self-directed learning in academic areas along with life ready, digital literacy, and coding skills.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Kealy

Michael Kealy

Director of Technology, Coxsackie-Athens Central School District
I am the Director of Technology in the Coxsackie-Athens Central School District. I was 1 of 28 nationwide educators recently named as a 2018 CoSN Next Generation Leader Semi-Finalist. This year I led our school district to a 1st place finish in the 2018 Digital District Survey Award... Read More →



Thursday May 24, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am
Meeting Room 2A (MR- 2A)

9:15am

The Importance of Authentic Digital Inclusion for Students of All Abilities

In this presentation, you will learn about the importance of inclusive digital design, highlighting how today’s society is inextricably tied to accessible, usable and functional technologies. We will introduce you to the relevant federal and NY state regulations that all educational institutions need to comply with. We will discuss how Inclusive digital design ensures individuals of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, barrier-free access to digitized communications and information. You will learn how compliant, usable and functional digital platforms and technologies within our schools, our work environments, and in our daily lives, support successful execution in both educational and employment pursuits, as well as independent management of day to day activities. We will introduce you to Capti Voice, a literacy support tool. This technology is universally accessible and is being used to provide inclusive reading supports to students of all abilities in many schools, colleges, and Universities in New York State and all across our nation.


Speakers
avatar for Yevgen Borodin

Yevgen Borodin

CEO / Research Professor, Charmtech Labs / Stony Brook University
Founder/CEO, Charmtech Labs – Capti VoiceTrained English as Second Language Instructor2015 MIT Technology Review Innovator under 35Passionate universal accessibility advocate and researcherResearch Professor, Computer Science, Stony Brook University
avatar for Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed.

Albert J. Rizzi, M.Ed.

Chief Executive Officer, My Blind Spot
On a January day in 2006, Albert Rizzi opened his eyes to a world gone dark. The fungal meningitis that sent him into a morphine-induced haze had robbed him of his sight, but not his vision. Immediately, Albert had to throw himself into learning to navigate the world as a person... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am
Capital Room

10:15am

All Roads Lead to Personalized Learning for ALL Learners . . . Data-Informed Culture
What does collaborative risk-taking, "learning walks", professional learning, school culture, "gradual release", and data-/evidence-informed culture all have in common as viewed and facilitated through the lens of Personalized Learning? 

Speakers
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Laurie Hedges

Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Support
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Debora Van Slyke

Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Clinton Central School District


Thursday May 24, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Large Presentation Room 1 (LPR 1) 2nd Floor Left

10:15am

Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Practices
This presentation will focus on current practices in the field of culturally responsive and sustaining (CR-S) education, as well as CR-S initiatives that NYSED is currently pursuing. 

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Juliette Lyons

Psycholmetrician Office of State Assessment


Thursday May 24, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Board Room

10:15am

ELL Frontiers: Using Technology to Personalize Learning for ELLs/Multilingual Learners
Grounded in research on language acquisition and technology integration, this presentation offers an overview of digital age teaching strategies for linguistically diverse learners. Participants will explore technology-infused lessons that foster language development while providing authentic, personalized learning experiences that are aligned to the NYSED Next Generation Learning Standards. Device agnostic multimedia platforms and tools will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Parris

Heather Parris

ENL Resource Specialist, NYSED Long Island RBERN
Heather Parris is co-author of ELL Frontiers: Using Technology to Enhance Instruction for English Learners (Corwin, 2017). She is currently a Resource Specialist for the NYSED Long Island Regional Bilingual Education Network at Eastern Suffolk BOCES. She has over 20 years of experience... Read More →


Thursday May 24, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 2A (MR- 2A)

10:15am

Supporting the New York State Next Generation Mathematics Learning Standards through Technology
In this session, participants will become familiar with the evolution of the New York State Next Generation Learning Standards and the highlighted modifications that have occurred to improve focus and coherency, while maintaining rigor. The importance of providing students opportunities in the classroom to engage in the eight Standards for Mathematical Practice to strengthen conceptual understanding of content standards will be examined . Presenters will demonstrate how technology can be utilized to support this process, providing individualized instruction that allows for student achievement and engagement.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Bowman

Jessica Bowman

Math Teacher, Jarvis Middle School , Central Valley Central School District
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Susan Brockley

Math Associate Office of Curriculum and Instruction
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Vivian Donnelly

Math Teacher Grades 9-12, Guilderland High School
I use chrome books with my high school math classes. Some of my favorite websites include desmos.com, myopenmath.com, kahoot.it, quizizz.com, mathbitsnotebook.com, geogebra.com, and deltamath.com.


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Thursday May 24, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 2B (MR- 2B)

10:15am

Genius Hour: Personalized, Passion-Based Learning in the Digital Age
Gain a deeper understanding of Genius Hour, a personalized, passion-based learning experience. Join in a hands-on, high-tech exploration of the latest digital tools and resources for participant-driven learning. Collaborate and innovate as you discover new ways for students to curate, create and share digital content.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Aaroz

Lee Aaroz

District Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Lawrence Public Schools
Lee Araoz provides job-embedded professional development on a daily basis as an instructional coach, teacher trainer, and assistive technology consultant. He is a Google Certified Educator who has presented extensively in school districts, college campuses and at educational conferences... Read More →



Thursday May 24, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 1A (MR- 1A)

10:15am

How to be everywhere at once ~ Teacher created videos to increase Engagement
Come learn how to create videos to support your curriculum, increase student engagement and automatically differentiate the learning in your classroom.  Give your students 24/7 access to the best resource they have ... YOU!  A wide variety of tech resources will be discussed.

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Thursday May 24, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Large Presentation Room 2 (LPR 2) 2nd Floor Right

10:15am

My Voice=My Choice: Digital Choice Boards Empowering Students to Show What They Know
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” ~Benjamin Franklin. We will discuss the use of Digital Choice Boards in the classroom. Participants will be introduced to a number of cross-platform technology tools that can be used to provide students the opportunity to ‘show what they know’.

Speakers
avatar for Joi Chimera

Joi Chimera

Secondary Technology Coach, Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda School District
Joi Chimera is a 20+ year educator currently serving as a Secondary Technology Integration Specialist for the Kenmore-Town of Tonawanda school district in Western New York. She is a Google Certified Educator I & II, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Flipgrid Educator, Insert Learning... Read More →



Thursday May 24, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Meeting Room 1B (MR- 1B)

10:15am

Assistive Technology for Students with Disabilities
This presentation will provide an overview of assistive technology for students with disabilities. Information will include federal and State requirements related to assistive technology; essential components of the assistive technology process to promote a student’s success with the use of assistive technology; and considerations for assistive technology related to overall instructional practice (e.g., personalized learning, UDL, AEM, etc.).

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Kelly Onorato

NYSED Associate in Special Education Policy, New York State Education Department



Thursday May 24, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am
Capital Room

10:15am

Digital Learning Menus: A Flavor for Everyone!
Menus are not just for restaurants! Help create a classroom filled with voice and choice for your students. Digital learning menus are at the forefront of differentiated instruction. Attend this workshop to learn the rationale behind creating learning menus in the classroom: the why, the how, and the what now. This workshop will also focus on the digitalization of these menus through the G-Suite where teachers will be able to hyperlink assignments to create choice boards, learning menus, and even Tic-Tac-Toe assignments. This workshop will be useful for all educators and administrators in a 7-12 setting, and will be especially useful for those in a co-teaching environment (both ENL and Special Education).

Speakers
avatar for Victoria Pappas

Victoria Pappas

Technology Integration Specialist, Connetquot CSD
Victoria Pappas is a NYS Certified Educational Technology Specialist & Technology Integration Specialist for Eastern Suffolk BOCES. Victoria works alongside educators K-12 with the implementation of technology into their curriculum and classrooms. She has presented her work previously... Read More →
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Alise Pulliam

Ccsd Ccsdli CSD



Thursday May 24, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Meeting Room 2C (MR- 2C)

11:15am

KEYNOTE PANEL: Personalized Learning to Empower Every Child Keynote Panel
Personalized learning is not the latest fad in education. Educators can be challenged to distinguish personalized learning from other technology-enhanced instruction such as blended learning, differentiation and flipped learning. With personalized learning, the student is at the center of all learning, not the content or device. By empowering the learner with voice and choice, engagement and mastery is increased. The panelists will discuss the personalized learning success stories from each of their districts with examples on how to unlock student-centered learning in every classroom. Questions from the audience are highly suggested as we hope to create a conversation around best learning practices.

Speakers
avatar for Luvelle Brown

Luvelle Brown

Superintendent, Ithaca City School District
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Dr. Richard Hughes

Superintendent, Frontier CSD


Thursday May 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:15pm
Large Presentation Room 1 (LPR 1) 2nd Floor Left

12:15pm

Lunch and Exhibitor Time
Thursday May 24, 2018 12:15pm - 1:30pm
2nd Floor Venue

1:00pm

Crafting Learning Plans Through Standards-Based Assessment, Student Reflection and Data Inquiry
At Ulster BOCES Hudson Valley Pathways, we leverage technology to track mastery of standards, guide reflection and access usable data to drive instruction. With meaningful data in their hands, students can identify the standards they have mastered and feel good about, and teachers are able to create individualized learning plans. https://sites.google.com/ulsterboces.org/craftinglearningplans/home

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jonah Schenker

Dr. Jonah Schenker

Deputy Superintendent, Ulster County BOCES


Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Meeting Room 1A (MR- 1A)

1:00pm

Data Driven Dialogue to Enhance Instruction and Personalize Student Learning
Educators will utilize the four-phase strategy as a cyclical method to remove presumptions, depersonalize, organize, integrate data and generate an action plan. Participants will engage in a simulated experience through a practical work session to work with data and teacher created templates that monitor student growth through targeted instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Lisamarie Spindler

Dr. Lisamarie Spindler

Principal, Newburgh Enlarged City School District
Both my teaching and administration experience spans across grades K-12 and includes a current principal position in a K-5 building.



Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Meeting Room 2B (MR- 2B)

1:00pm

Re-Imagining Student Engagement, Assessments, and Data Collection
Tired of the same five students answering all of your in-class questions? Plickers, Google Forms, and Kahoot all allow you to gather feedback from every single student in your class in a matter of seconds. Watch and learn, or bring your laptop, tablet, or smartphone to test-drive them yourself!

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Fisk

Ryan Fisk

Professor, Manhattanville College
Prof. Ryan Fisk brings several years' experience teaching and as a department chairperson to Manhattanville's educational leadership and physical education programs, providing his students the opportunity to explore teaching and administrative software and services, stay abreast of... Read More →



Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Large Presentation Room 2 (LPR 2) 2nd Floor Right

1:00pm

Using Technology to Engage Parents to Support their Student
As an educator do you find it difficult to engage parents in their student's curriculum? In this workshop we will discuss communication tools that can be used from a school district and a classroom level to not just communicate but engage parents.

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Russell

Bonnie Russell

Immediate Past President/School Information Officer, NYS PTA/West Genesee CSD
Contact at pastpresident@nyspta.org or brussell@westgenesee.org



Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Meeting Room 1B (MR- 1B)

1:00pm

Integrating Science Learning and Computational Thinking with All Students Including English Learners
The education system is rapidly changing due to three emerging forces: traditional minority groups are now the majority with English learners as the fastest growing population; standards in STEM are academically rigorous, and technological innovations are advancing fast. This presentation will address integration of science and computational thinking with all students, including English learners. First, the presentation will briefly describe New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards. Second, the presentation will describe how to integrate science learning and language learning with English learners. Finally, the presentation will describe how to integrate science with computational thinking and modeling.

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Alison Haas

Research Associate at NYU, New York University
Alison Haas is the project manager for the Science And Integrated Language (SAIL), and SAIL plus Computational Thinking and Modeling (SAIL + CTM) projects at New York University.  She began working with Okhee Lee and Lorena Llosa in 2012 on the NSF-funded grant, Promoting Science... Read More →
avatar for Okhee Lee

Okhee Lee

Professor of Childhood Education, New York University
Okhee Lee is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Her research areas include science education, language and culture, and teacher education. She is leading collaborative research between New York University and Stanford... Read More →



Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Board Room

1:00pm

Student Engagement an Open and Shut Case
In this presentation, educators will learn engagement strategies to facilitate delivery of instruction. Methods for designing Escape Room style lessons incorporating standards will be shared.

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Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Meeting Room 2C (MR- 2C)

1:00pm

The Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards: What is New with the Standards? How Can Technology Best Support Student Learning?
The Next Generation English Language Arts Learning Standards were developed with educators and parents from across New York State. Erik Sweet and David J. Coffey, from the NYSED Office of Curriculum and Instruction, will present an overview about what is new and how the new standards connect to New York’s rich history of standards. Ani Rosario, who was on the review team for the ELA Standards Review, will present examples of how her school uses technology in the classroom to ensure students are meeting the standards.

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avatar for Dave Coffey

Dave Coffey

Associate in Instructional Services, ELA Office of Curriculum and Instruction
avatar for Anicasia Rosario

Anicasia Rosario

7th Grade English Teacher, Dansville Central School
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Erik Sweet

Associate in Instructional Services, ELA Office of Curriculum and Instruction



Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Meeting Room 2A (MR- 2A)

1:00pm

Personalized Learning with an Eye on SAMR - A Panel by Malone Central School District
Join a cross disciplinary panel of teachers from Malone Central School District to learn about the district's 1:1 initiative and how the teachers are embracing the opportunity to reach each student via technology tools that engage students in higher order thinking.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Dalton

Mark Dalton

Ed Tech Coordinator, Malone Central School District
avatar for Jennifer Hesseltine

Jennifer Hesseltine

Social Studies Teacher & Middle School Social Studies Department Coordinator, Malone Central School District



Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Capital Room

1:00pm

Making the PL shift...TOGETHER!
Learn about our journey to Personalized Learning as a co-teaching pair. We will share how we differentiate instruction (with and without tech!) to meet the needs of our diverse classroom. We will highlight practical strategies that can be easily transferred into your classroom -- whether you co-teach or not!

Speakers
avatar for Amy Steger

Amy Steger

Exceptional Education Teacher, Eden Central Schools
NBCTPassionate about Differentiated InstructionTech enthusiastTeacher leader and aspiring administrator



Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Large Presentation Room 1 (LPR 1) 2nd Floor Left

2:00pm

Closing Remarks and Raffle
Thursday May 24, 2018 2:00pm - 2:15pm
Large Presentation Room 1 (LPR 1) 2nd Floor Left