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Thursday, May 24

9:15am EDT

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.


Sean Banks

Technology Integration Specialist, Orange-Ulster BOCES

Jaclyn Ellefsen

Lead Technology Integration Specialist, Orange-Ulster BOCES

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

9:15am EDT

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.

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Melanie Kitchen

Coordinator, Erie 1 BOCES

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

9:15am EDT

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/ 

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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/
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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 EDT
Meeting Room 2B (MR- 2B)

9:15am EDT

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.

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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 EDT
Meeting Room 2A (MR- 2A)

10:15am EDT

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.

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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 EDT
Meeting Room 1A (MR- 1A)

10:15am EDT

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.


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

10:15am EDT

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’.

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Joi Chimera

Instructional Innovation Support Specialist, 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 EDT
Meeting Room 1B (MR- 1B)

10:15am EDT

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).

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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

Connetquot CSD

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

1:00pm EDT

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.

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Mark Dalton

Ed Tech Coordinator, Malone Central School District
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Jennifer Hesseltine

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

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