Searchable Program 2015

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"Braaaaains!" Engage Students by Incorporating Zombies & World Geography

50 Minute Breakout Session
Josh Wesemann, Teacher, Poplar Bluff R-1 School District; Marcia Priest, Teacher, Poplar Bluff R-1 School District
Wednesday, February 11, 1:00 PM -1:50 PM, Junior A
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Audience Grade Level: 6-12
Audience Tech Level: All
Learn how to incorporate the outbreak of a zombie virus into World Geography to make your subject more engaging and thought provoking. By combining technology like iMovie, Keynote, Pages and iBooks and the tools of geography to navigate a zombie outbreak students will learn real world applications for geography and will build brain power instead of losing it to zombies. Furthermore, we seek to include responsible preparedness for individuals for natural disasters and or man-made disasters.

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10 Ways to be a Library Marketing Genius Like Lady Gaga

10 ways to be a Library Marketing Genius
50 Minute Breakout Session
Gwyneth Jones, Keynote SpeakerThe Daring Librarian
Tuesday, February 10, 3:25 PM -4:15 PM, Grand B
Strand: Library & Media Literacy
Audience Grade Level: All
Audience Tech Level: All
Times are tough all over for education. Librarians and school libraries are at a crossroads. This is one of the most exciting times to be a teacher-librarian in our country and but it is also very challenging. A revolution is at hand and we need to be nimble, daring, and digital in our profession. We need to work towards shifting the way the world views school librarians and libraries. If you don't think Librarians need to think about marketing today, then I really want an hour to try and change your mind! At the end of the hour you might not be ready to wear a meat gown or sky high Alexander McQueen pumps but you'll have several ways to your pump up your library practice & make it FIERCE!

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25 Marvelous Ways to Moodle

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50 Minute Breakout Session
Diana Dell, Educational Technology Consultant, Sqooltechs, LLC; Vincent Szewczyk, Education Technology Consultant, SqoolTechs, LLC
Tuesday, February 10, 2:20 PM -3:10 PM, Windsor 1
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Audience Grade Level: 3-12
Audience Tech Level: Beginner; Intermediate
Do you think Moodle is just about uploading documents? There is so much more that Moodle can do! In this fast-paced session you will learn 25 marvelous, innovative ways to Moodle. We will demonstrate creative uses for the forum, database, feedback, lightbox gallery, choice, quiz, chat, and glossary modules. You will leave asking yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?"

Handout: http://goo.gl/0HvNfY  password= metc15

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A Case Study of One-to-One iPads in Middle School

50 Minute Breakout Session
Tim Patterson, Technology Support Specialist, Our Lady of Lourdes School; Jeanne Gearon, Principal, Our Lady of Lourdes School
Wednesday, February 11, 3:25 PM -4:15 PM, Board Room
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Audience Grade Level: K-8
Audience Tech Level: All
We will share insights gained through our journey planning and implementing a 1:1 iPad program in grades 6-8 from the perspective of administration, IT, teacher and student. Topics covered will include planning, managing devices, professional development, communication with parents, rollout, and impact on teaching and learning. This presentation is for all tech levels. It will be most valuable to those considering, planning or participating in a 1:1 program.

A Day in the Life of a Discovery Educator

Max Brooks
50 Minute Breakout Session
Max Brooks, Featured SpeakerManager, Education Partnerships, Discovery Education
Tuesday, February 10, 10:50 AM -11:40 AM, Grand A
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Audience Grade Level: PreK-12
Audience Tech Level: All
Join us as we take you on a journey through "A Day in the Life" of a 21st century classroom from the perspective of its teacher. Morning bell to afternoon dismissal, see how digital media from Discovery Education enriches lessons by differentiating instruction, meeting the needs of the individual student. Uncover strategies for reducing preparation time while maximizing instructional and tap into a professional learning community that supports you know matter where you are in your digital journey.

A Digital Project for Creative & Critical Thinking: Personal Portrait Movie

Sharon Slodounik
50 Minute Breakout Session
Sharon Slodounik, Midwest Spotlight EducatorGifted Specialist, Glenridge Elementary School District of Clayton
Wednesday, February 11, 9:45 AM -10:35 AM, Junior B
Strand: Digital Creation
Audience Grade Level: K-5
Audience Tech Level: All The Personal Portrait project provides an opportunity for elementary students to think critically and creatively through making a Personal Portrait movie. This includes reflection and production of a script, recording and connecting music to the script, taking and editing photos, and arranging all in iMovie. Each of these steps are an opportunity for critical and creative thinking.

PDF document Science 6 Resources - NKCS handout.pdf

A District-Level Workflow for the Curation of Digital Curriculum Resources

50 Minute Breakout Session
Sean Nash, District Instructional Coordinator; Mitsi Nessa, District Instructional Coordinator; Cara Bosler, Teacher; David Ulrich, Executive Director of Secondary Schools, North Kansas City Schools
Wednesday, February 11, 1:00 PM -1:50 PM, D1 Ballroom
Strand: Leadership & Professional Learning
Audience Grade Level: 6-Post Secondary
Audience Tech Level: All
Still employing paper textbooks and resources? Or does your district enjoy a full 1:1 ecosystem complete with digital resources? Somewhere in between? Regardless of your position on this continuum, the path ahead is clear. Digital resources will continue to be an increasingly core asset. Join us for a set of steps to help bridge district resources into the future.

Presentation

Word document Robot Resources Spring 2015.docx
Powerpoint presentation All hail our Robot Overloads.pptx

All Hail our Robot Overlords

50 min. Student(s) Plus Teacher Breakout Session
Jeanette Hencken, Chemistry And Forensic Science Teacher; Nicholas Kirschman, Robotics Teacher, Webster Groves School District
Tuesday, February 10, 3:25 PM -4:15 PM, Windsor 2
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Audience Grade Level: All
Audience Tech Level: Beginner; Intermediate
Come and see a wide variety of commercial robots currently on the market. This hands-on seminar will allow participants to see and play with quadcopters, a Romo, LEGO Mindstorms and Sphero robots. The sesssion is hosted by teachers who have taught robotics to all age levels. Members of the Webster Groves Statesbot's FIRST teams will also be present to show off their creations. Come and see why Randall Munroe of XKCD says we should never fear the Robot Apocalypse.

Amazing Resources for Professional Learners within iTunes & iBooks

50 Minute Breakout Session
Apple Inc.
Wednesday, February 11, 1:00 PM -1:50 PM, Room 103
Strand: Digital Creation
Audience Grade Level: All
Audience Tech Level: All
More than ever, teachers are using digital content to create interactive and engaging experiences for their students. Attendees will work through an amazing array of resources in iTunes U, a repository that is filled with over 750,000 free resources including an amazing collection of work done by Apple Distinguished Educators titled "One Best Thing." And it's all free.

Powerpoint presentation PBL Urban Adventure.pptx

An Urban Adventure in Project-Based Learning

50 Minute Breakout Session
Patrick Woessner, CIT, MICDS; Robyn Williams, History Teacher, MICDS
Wednesday, February 11, 9:45 AM -10:35 AM, Windsor 1
Strand: Innovative Instruction
Audience Grade Level: 6-12
Audience Tech Level: All
Join us to learn how to create an engaging, interdisciplinary, technology-rich, project-based learning experience that empowers students to apply their knowledge and skills to the real world. The Urban Adventure capstone project challenged students to address St. Louis' urban decline by researching its history, exploring its present condition and designing sustainable buildings and infrastructure that will ensure its future.


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