Sessions at a Glance - Room Assignments

(click on the session links for the presenter's notes)


7:00-8:00 Sign-in and Networking in Commons: Free Bagels and Coffee (while supplies last)

8:00-9:15 Keynote: Karl Fisch and Anne Smith with Introductions by Superintendent, Dr. Cindy Stevenson (Auditorium)

Session 1 9:30-10:30

1.1: Karl Fisch, Anne Smith
Audience/Level: All, examples most applicable to 6-12
Location: Library
Presenters: Karl Fisch, Math Teacher @ Araphahoe HS (karlfisch@gmail.com) and Anne Smith, English and Language Teacher @ Arapahoe HS (asmith@lps.k12.co.us)
Description: In this session two high school teachers will share examples of some of the changes that have happened in classrooms at their school to try to address the new literacies that today’s students need. While many of the examples will be from a Language Arts classroom, they are applicable to a wide variety of subject areas. (This session stands on its own, but does build on the ideas from the keynote. We will first share examples, and then have a conversation about what students need to be successful and the changes we can make in order to make that happen - so please come prepared to participate.)
1.2 Tech Tools & Literacy K-5
Audience/Level: Elementary
Location: W124 Computer Lab
Presenter:Tami Thompson, 4th Grade Teacher @VanArsdale Elementary (ththomps@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Come ready to learn about tech tools to use to support student literacy learning. I'll share websites for digital safety, ideas for wikis, literacy centers with integrated technology, and ideas for using the Jeffco Google Apps program. I look forward to hearing YOUR ideas/successes as well.
1.3 Voicethread K-12
Audience/Level: Secondary
Location: W121 Computer Lab
Presenter: Susie Lackey, Teacher Librarian @ Arvada West HS (slackey@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Explore Voicethread and see the "spice" it can offer to individual/group projects, and power points. We will explore the website to uncover the features of Voicethread as well as create one!
1.4 SMART Clickers
Audience/Level: Grades 6-12
Location: N212
Presenter: Jeff Cook, Math Teacher @ Arvada West HS (jmcook@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Are you tired of receiving quick answers from only the quick students? Would you like to know what the other students are thinking as you ask them to think about a topic in your classroom? Are you looking for a new/quick wayS to give feedback to your students? This session will showcase how the use of Senteo Clickers (aka Smart Clickers) have enhanced my math classroom and student involvement. Showing how a use of clickers in a math classroom for daily lessons, homework checks, quizzes, reviews and tests have enhanced my classroom environment. This tool can be used in any classroom at any level.
1.5 Smartboards-K-6 NOTE: This is a 2hr Session
Audience/Level: K-6
Location: N209
Presenter: Rachelle Smyth, Kindergarten Teacher @ Green Mtn Elementary (rsmyth@jeffco.k12.co.us), Angie Wagner (awagner@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Smart board Basics -- We will introduce the tools used in presenting while using a Smartboard.
1.6 Cooperative Communication Tools
Audience/Level: All
Location: W113
Presenter: Stephanie Bashford, Math Teacher and Instructional Leader @Arvada West High School (sbashfor@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Cooperative Communication Tools
What type of technology tools can we use to communicate within our departments, content teams and PLC groups?
Arvada West uses many forms of communication tools and would like to share our success with others.
1.7 Eduglogster
Audience/Level: Elementary
Location: N112
Presenter: Marnie Roush, Teacher Librarian @ Ryan Elementary (mroush@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Learn how to make cool Glogs and see examples of uses in the classroom.
1.8 Google Apps MS-HS
Audience/Level: Middle and High School
Location: N134 Computer Lab
Presenter: Gail Bonner, Conifer High School Teacher-Librarian, gbonner@jeffco.k12.co.us
Description: Google apps - one of the greatest things since sliced bread for collaboration in and out of the classroom. It doubles as a green organizational tool, saving you time and paper.
Room N201 - Not Assigned
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Room W206 - Not Assigned
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Session 2 10:45-11:45

2.1 Karl Fisch, Anne Smith NOTE: THIS IS A REPEAT OF SESSION 1.1
Audience/Level: All, examples most applicable to 6-12
Location: Library
Presenters: Karl Fisch, Math Teacher @ Araphahoe HS (karlfisch@gmail.com) and Anne Smith, English and Language Teacher @ Arapahoe HS (asmith@lps.k12.co.us)
Description: In this session two high school teachers will share examples of some of the changes that have happened in classrooms at their school to try to address the new literacies that today’s students need. While many of the examples will be from a Language Arts classroom, they are applicable to a wide variety of subject areas. (This session stands on its own, but does build on the ideas from the keynote. We will first share examples, and then have a conversation about what students need to be successful and the changes we can make in order to make that happen - so please come prepared to participate.)
2.2 Game Design - Scratch
Audience/Level: Moderate/Advanced
Location: N134 Computer Lab
Presenter: Mari Hobkirk, Teacher @Green Mountain HS/Jeffco's 21st Century Virtual Academy (mhobkirk@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Your students are already familiar with the writing process (pre-write, write, revise, proofread, publish). Introduce them to the surprisingly similar Software Development Cycle (plan, create, test, debug, publish), and help them understand what goes into developing a game or writing a program. Increase student engagement by unlocking their potential to create.
2.3 K-3 Tech Tools
Audience/Level: K-2
Location: W113
Presenter: Deanna Duray, 1st Grade Teacher, Little Elementary (dduray@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Technology Tools: I'll be sharing the technology that I have embedded into my life as a 1st grade teacher and how it supports my students growth. See this blog post: http://teachertechness.blogspot.com/2010/11/1st-graders-technology.html
Bring your laptop
2.4 Edmodo K-12
Audience/Level: K-12
Location: W206
Presenter: Lisa Polacsek, Teacher Librarian @ Little Elementary (lpolacse@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: I would be happy to share what I know about the Educational Social Network Edmodo and how we are using it at our school.
Bring your laptop
2.5 Cloud Computing in the Classroom
Audience/Level: Middle and High School
Location: W121 Computer Lab
Presenter: Lynee Zajac Beck, Science Teacher @ Arvada West HS (lzajacbe@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: In this session, a classroom built around cloud computing with Google applications will be shared. The goal is to develop a collaborative and differentiated classroom while reducing the amount of paper used and decreasing a teacher's workload. Can "going Google" really do so much? Yes it can!
Experience the ease and excitement of cloud computing with Google applications. Perfect for building a collaborative and differentiated classroom.
2.6 New Outlook Email
Audience/Level: All
Location: N112
Presenter: Jan Strand, NSS Support Team (jstrand@jeffco.k12.co.us); Cec Bretz, Tech Coordinator @ Warren Tech (cbretz@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Come learn how to use the features of the New Outlook Email system.
Bring your laptop
2.7 Adobe Photoshop elements
Audience/Level:
Location: W123
Presenter: Richard Jenkins ‎[jenkins@adobe.com]‎
Description:
2.8 Smart Teaching and Learning K-6
Audience/Level: K-6
Location: W124 Computer Lab
Presenter: Kim Mayer, Teacher Librarian @ West Jefferson Elementary (kmeyer@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Get excited about all the wonderful ways you can use a SMARTBoard to enhance your teaching and your students' learning. Let me show you how to turn any lesson into a SMART lesson.
2.9 Creativity and Content
Audience/Level: K-6
Location: W212
Presenter: Matt Keillor, Tech4Learning Regional Manager (mkeillor@tech4learning.com)
Description: Blending Creativity and Content for 21st Century Success
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11:45-12:45 Lunch and Student Showcase in Commons

Only $5! Visit our Lunch Page for details. Please bring a sack lunch and a bottle of water if you do not like what is served. Those seeking credit need to remain through the lunch hour.

Session 3 12:45-1:45

3.1 Googlerific Assessments
Audience/Level: All
Location: W121 Computer Lab
Presenter: Andrea Pless, Science Teacher @ North Arvada MS (aradclif@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Learn how to use Google forms to do pre and post assessment and measure growth. This tool can help control an organizational monster. It can be as simple or complex as you like. During the session we will explore, practice, and brainstorm. Join us for an energizing, hands-on session!
Bring Jeffco Google Domian Log on
3.2 PhET HS Science
Audience/Level: 9-12
Location: N134 Computer Lab
Presenter: Trish Loeblein, Science Teacher/PhET curriculum specialist @ Evergeen HS (ploeblei@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Exploring easy and effective ways to use PhET's web-based interactive simulations in your science course.
PhET's FREE interactive sims ( http://phet.colorado.edu) help students understand science. This hands-on workshop will help you design or use inquiry-based lessons using these sims. Teachers who have never used PhET, want more information about the research behind the design of the simulations, or want more information about how to use PhET for science inquiry would benefit.
3.3 Online Databases
Audience/Level: All
Location: N106 Computer Lab
Presenter: Susie Lackey, Teacher Librarian @ Arvada West HS (slackey@jeffco.k12.co.us) and Shelly Belleau, Young Adult Information Services Librarian @Arvada Public Library (shelly.belleau@jeffcolibrary.org)
Description: Online Databases: Instructional Tool Jackpot!
Jefferson County Public Library provides patrons with a wealth of information for research needs including current events and global issues Bring your library card and a laptop and prepare to explore a few of these free and powerful instructional tools.
Bring JCPL library card
3.4 Digital Storytelling K-6 Part 1
NOTE: This is a two part session you may attend either or both sessions. Part 1 will include a presentation on elements of and tools used to create digital stories. Part 2 is a work session for those wanting to create their own digital story. - continues on to session 4 - Part 2
Audience/Level: All
Location: N209 Writing Center Lab
Presenter: Dodie Sale, Teacher Librarian @ Witt Elem (dsale@jeffco.k12.co.us) and Robin Cranson Kindergarten Teacher @ Mitchell Elem (rcranson@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Digital Storytelling!
Digital Storytelling takes the ancient art of oral storytelling and engages a palette of technical tools to weave personal tales using images, graphics, music and sound mixed together with the author's own story voice. Digital storytelling is an emerging art form of personal, heartfelt expression that enables individuals and communities to reclaim their personal cultures while exploring their artistic creativity. While the heart and power of the digital story is shaping a personal narrative about self, family, ideas, or experiences, the technology tools also invite writers and artists to think and invent new types of communication outside the realm of traditional linear narratives. While digital storytelling in its purest form is personal, cultural, and traditional, this form of expression can be used to describe knowledge gained through study and in different content areas as well. We will also explore these spin-offs of digital storytelling.
3.5 Screencasting with Camtasia 7
Audience/Level: Intermediate
Location: Library
Presenter: Janni Black, Computer Science Educator @ Arvada HS (jdblack64@gmail.com)
Description: Creating Online Tutorial Videos with Camtasia 7
Today's generation is a very visual one. Capitalize on this strength by preparing lessons and tutorials with TechSmith's Camtasia 7. Construct pedagogically sound video lessons with this screen recording and video editing software. Explore its quizzing feature, new library assets feature and more.
NOTE: This software is not free. The session will show you how to use the 30 day trial and what you can do with the software if you are able to purchase the software.
3.6 Wonderful World of Wikis
Audience/Level: K-12 Teachers and Administrators, for use in and out of the classroom by all levels
Location: W124 Computer Lab
Presenter: Annie Evans, DLEA (aevans@jeffco.k12.co.us) and Chalee McDougal, Science Teacher @Arvada HS (cmcdouga@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Wonderful World of Wikis
Learn how to utilize wikis in and out of the classroom. You will learn how to set up and utilize: Student Wikis, Classroom Wikis, Teacher-to-teacher sharing wikis, and more!
Learn how to use WIKIs as a collaborative teacher-to-teacher tool, a tool to increase student achievement, motivation and participation, and as a teaching tool. Students and teachers alike will have unlimited access to the learning environment and their work. WIKIs are a great way to create student portfolios for a variety of classes at once, and continue them throughout their school career. Come and explore the many options of the WONDERFUL WORLD of WIKIS!!
3.7 Google Site Portfolios MS
Audience/Level: 4th - 12th
Location: N112
Presenter: Toni Weller Teacher Librarian & Jen Flores 6th Grade Science Teacher @Falcon Bluffs Middle School (tweller@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Using Google Sites for Student Portfolios
Creating a multi-year student portfolio using Google Sites. Students create a portfolio for all subjects, attach documents and reflect on their learning, all within one easy to use site. Students have the opportunity to work both at school and at home on the site and nothing is "lost." If time permits, we will show other ways to use Google Sites in the classroom.
3.8 Adobe Premere elements
Audience/Level:
Location: W123
Presenter: Richard Jenkins ‎[jenkins@adobe.com]‎
Description:
3.9 Wixi Online Authoring K-6
Audience/Level: K-6
Location: W113
Presenter: Kim Meyer Teacher Librarian @West Jefferson Elementary (kmeyer@jeffco.k12.co.us), Tammy Langeberg Teacher Librarian @ Warder Elementary (tlangebe@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Come see a demonstration of Wixie, an exciting new online authoring tool from Tech4Learning. Students can paint pictures, add text and clip art, and create voice recordings to go along with their projects. Because Wixie is online, students can access it at school and at home. There are lots of ready-made resources that come with a subscription. Several Jeffco elementary schools are piloting this tool and would love to share their experiences with you.
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Session 4 2:00-3:00

4.1 Greenfoot Programming
Audience/Level: 9-12
Location: N134 Computer Lab
Presenter: Regina Peyfuss, Computer Science Teacher @ D'Evelyn Jr/Sr High School (rpeyfuss@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Introduction to Programming with Greenfoot
Greenfoot is a free software tool designed to let beginners get experience with object-oriented programming. It supports development of graphical applications in the Java Programming Language. Designed and implemented at the University of Kent and Deakin University. This session will show how quickly students can modify examples and create their own simple games.
4.2 Googlerific Instruction
Audience/Level: All
Location: W121 Computer Lab
Presenter: Andrea Pless, Science Teacher @ North Arvada MS (aradclif@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Googlific Web Instruction - using google sites to organize information, motivate participation, exhibit work, share ideas, and celebrate success!
Bring your Jeffco Google Domain Log in
4.3 Intro to Google Docs K-6
Audience/Level: K-6
Location: N112
Presenter: Teri Shelton, Teacher @ Lukas Elementary (tgroff@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: This session will introduce teachers to Google Forms (on the Jeffco Domain.) We will discuss the multiple uses of Google Forms, how you can use the Forms to collect and look at data, and we will spend some time on making a Google Form. What is Google Docs? How can you use Google Docs as an educator, in the classroom with students, with teammates? Come join us to learn more about Google Docs and how you can use Google Docs in the classroom, with your students, and with colleagues in Jeffco. We will be looking at examples of how Google is being used in classrooms across the district. We will learn how to create a Google Document, Form, Site, and Calendar. We will be spending some time creating documents that you can take back and use in your classrooms on Monday!
Bring your laptop
4.4 Beyond PPT, HS Science
Audience/Level: 7-12
Location: W113
Presenter: Clifton Bluhm, Physics Teacher @ Arvada West HS (cbluhm@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: "PowerPoint - Beyond the Bullets!"
Learn how to: create detailed animations; capture, edit, and embed video clips and sound bites.
4.5 Blackboard use in HS Science
Audience/Level: Mid - High
Location: W123
Presenter: Brent Olyowski Physics/Chemistry Teacher @Evergreen High School (bolyowsk@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Using BlackBoard to Enhance your Online Presence (and go paperless)
I think showing people how I use BlackBoard might spur some creativity and increase efficiency and organization for teachers. I use BlackBoard as my entire platform from content delivery to grading and everything in between. My class is paperless with the exception of two assignments. I also use the wiki and discussion board to introduce students to the concepts used in online learning.
4.8 Favorite Tech Tools
Audience/Level:
Location: W124
Presenter:
Description:
4.9 Movie Creation Pixie-Photostory
Audience/Level: Elementary
Location: Library
Presenter: Pauline Henning, Teacher Librarian @ Hutchinson Elementary (pmhennin@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Movie Creation Using Pixie and Photostory
Students will draw/create their own pictures in Pixie and learn how to export the pictures to be used in Photostory to create a multi media project.
4.10 Digital Storytelling K-6 - Part 2
NOTE: You can attend this session without having attended Part 1. This is a work session during which participants can create their own digital story. The presentation from Part 1 is available as a wiki for use during this work session.
Audience/Level: All
Location: N209 Writing Center Lab
Presenter: Dodie Sale, Teacher Librarian @ Witt Elem (dsale@jeffco.k12.co.us) and Robin Cranson Kindergarten Teacher @ Mitchell Elem (rcranson@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Description: Work time for creating digital stories.
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3:00 - 3:30 Closing Keynote: (Auditorium) Matt Cormier, Executive Director of Educational Technology Services

Those seeking credit need to attend the Closing Keynote. We will have a sign out procedure at the end of the day.