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Brevard Schools
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Last update:

02/11/2010


7
:45 -
8:15  Doors open and Sign-In and Continental Breakfast

8:30 - 9:45  Keynote Speaker

10:00 - 11:00  Concurrent Session 1            For a printable version click here.

11:15 - 12:15  Concurrent Session 2           For Sessions at a Glance click here.

12:15 - 1:05  Lunch

1:15 - 2:15  Concurrent Session 3

2:30 - 3:30  Concurrent Session 4

 

Session Handouts
 
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Concurrent Session 1    10:00 - 11:00AM

ROOM Level Audience
       
Jeanette Beninati
Curriculum Specialist, Pearson Digital
jeanette.beninati@pearson.com
Engage Your Digital Natives!
During this session, a Pearson Digital Curriculum Specialist will provide a live demonstration of our three premier instructional technology solutions:  Waterford Early Learning for students in pre-K through second grade;  the "new" SuccessMaker, for students in grades K-8, and the "new" NovaNET Courseware, for high-school students.  In addition to the general product demonstration, we will explore the embedded assessment features and FCAT preparation.  We will end the session by highlighting the success achieved by local Brevard district schools.
3-121 All All
Sheldon Benowitz and Kara Turey
Teachers, Southwest Middle
benowitzs@gmail.com
To Stream or Not to Stream!!
This session will include a tutorial explaining Discovery Education and reviews of several websites that will enhance the learning experience. Also featured will be the online quiz program that interfaces with Edline & Discovery Education. Every BPS teacher should be aware of the learning power there is when incorporating video streaming into classroom lessons. The session will culminate with the development of a lesson plan pulling together aspects of these technologies.
3-204 All Math & Technology
Barry Starlin Britt
Director of Technology, Soundzabound
info@soundzabound.com
License to Read
So many software licenses, so little time, and just as sure as you don't read something properly - here comes trouble. Are you thinking this doesn't sound like fun? Think again. Learn legal tips by the pros on how to cut to the chase to make sure you're compliant, and don't click "I agree" unless you truly do - especially in a day and age when you plan on publishing your work to the web.
3-112 Beginning All
Valerie Dunkleman and Rebecca Allen
Teacher, Southwest Middle /Social Studies
dunkleman.valeria@brevardschools.org
Ditigal DBQ's
DBQ's - Document Based Questions are the backbone of the social studies curriculum. They put primary source documents into the hands of students and force them to analyze the source developing critical thinking skills. DBQ's are great but students despise them! They have to read and then they have to think and worst yet then they have to write! Many primary source documents are available online. The session will discuss how to use a wiki or Thinkquest to post hyperlinks to primary sources and create scaffolding questions that will allow students to discuss and write about the source online.  Learn how to then transform these into student created podcasts. This then allows a day in the computer lab to be transformed into a full blown technology driven project.
3-116 All Multiple Subjects
Robin Gipson
Technology Resource Teacher, FDLRS
Susan Lerscholarn, Local Assistive Technology Specialist 
Gipson.Robin@brevardschools.org
Welcome to Premier:  Our Award Winning Software Program
This presentation will feature a show stopping performance from Premier, a software program that offers a full suite of Literacy Software for Windows.  The following programs will be demonstrated: Universal Reader - an easy-to-use utility that reads to you and works with virtually any application.  This program will help students who want to read everything—including online content. Talking Word Processor- a fully-functional word processing package that speaks.  It includes talking grammar check, word prediction, content summarization and a variety of tools to assist in proofing your documents. This program will help students who struggle with dyslexic dysgraphia, syntax and word meaning.  Premier Internet Toolbar - a great tool to enhance your Internet experience with a talking pointer to read text aloud, on -screen magnification, web grabber to capture any webpage directly as a PDF and Text-to-MP3 file creation utility.  This program will help students who need large print, auditory reinforcement and who are reading below grade level. Participants can request a stand-alone software package to install on an individual workstation in their classroom.

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4-104 Intermediate Exceptional Education
George Grachis
District Information Security Analyst, ESF  Department of Educational Technology
Grachis.George@brevardschools.org
Social Engineering and Cyber Crime!
Social Engineering and cyber crime!    This session will focus on protecting personal information in a K-12 setting. While the presenter has over 25 years experience in industry, he quickly learned that Education is a completely different environment when it comes to cyber security. Educators are constantly pushing the envelope to gain more access to the Internet to enhance the education process, yet students need pretty tight controls to protect them. The question is; how do we balance this need with liability and protecting our K-12 students? The answer is: with Education, Best Practices, Standards and Good systems design. The BPS Information Security motto says it best: Users need to know that no matter what Physical and Technological devices are in place…  Ultimately, it is user Knowledge and Action that will achieve the utmost security for the District.   
Come learn about how you can make a difference by learning what cyber criminals’ don't want you to know, the history of the Internet (no, it was not really Al Gore's invention) and what the President has to say about our country's economic losses. Was the Internet meant to secure confidential data? What does BPS need to protect? Learn to recognize the difference between System attacks vs. User Attacks (Social Engineering, Scams, SPAM, Phishing emails, and more).   Let’s discuss your Internet security issues!

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3-105 All Technology
Anne Graham
Technology Integrator, Educational Technology
grahama@brevardschools.org
The Best Kept Secret Unleashed!
Thinkfinity! Need I say more? Ever do a Google search and end up with thousands or even millions of hits? Frustrated by looking for enriching, interactive lessons without the hassle of determining the quality? Then come and find out about Thinkfinity, the best kept secret. Free, exciting, top quality materials; quick, accessible and easy to use. Content created by trusted experts and leading educators. Thousands of standards-based lesson plans. Learn how quick and easy it is to find interactive objects, primary sources, lesson plans and more. You don't know what you are missing!
Will be offered in Session 2 also
2-108G
LAB
All Multiple Subjects
Laura Hunt
K-12 Sales Consultant, Logical Choice Technologies, Reseller for Promethean Products
Linda DeRegnaucourt
Palm Bay High School Pre-Calculus and Calculus 1 & 2 teacher
laurah@logicalchoice.com
Experience the Difference with the Promethean ActivClassroom
In this engaging session for all elementary and secondary teachers as well as district administrators, participants will discover how Promethean’s ActivClassroom is transforming schools across the country into student-centered learning environments that meet the needs of 21st Century Learners.  Using the Promethean ActivBoard with award-winning ActivInspire software, we will explore sample lessons and activities that engage students, maintain their focus, and make teaching and learning both fun and interactive.  Participate in this session through Promethean’s ActiVote and ActivExpression Learner Response Systems and experience how 100% class participation can become fast, fun and easy.  Find out how Linda DeRegnaucourt, Palm Bay High School Pre-Calculus and Calculus 1 & 2 teacher, uses the board in her daily instruction.  Learn about  Robert Marzano’s ongoing, phenomenal research on the Promethean ActivClassroom.  One lucky participant attending this session will win a set of 32 ActivExpressions for their classroom!  You have to attend to win!
3-117 All All
Jeremy Jackson
Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
jjackson@tech4learning.com
21st Century Learning Starts with Student-Lead Projects
Students today want to learn what they want to learn how they want to learn it! Technology is an essential learning tool, but one that needs to be in student hands. If we want to embrace 21st century learning, we need to embrace the technology tools our digital age students have come to expect. Come explore student-created technology projects that promote a deeper understanding of content.

How can we use technology to meet the needs of today's high-tech students in today's standards-based world? How can we use technology to affect the quality of learning and understanding?    In this age of instant information, teachers must face the fact that our students have far more information, and often better information, than we instructors might provide in the classroom. The model of standing before a class and dispensing information is not as effective as it once was. Therefore, we have to adapt to the changes brought on by technology.     We still want to help our students learn how to use information in ways that will demonstrate their understanding, as well as lead them to further learning. We want to challenge their thinking skills to go beyond the literal; to analyze, synthesize and evaluate their decisions about how they use information; to see that their thinking can lead them to greater heights of inquiry, which, in turn, become the stepping stones to further learning.

3-123 All Multiple Subjects
Jessica Kelce
Science Teacher, Bayside High School
kelce.jessica@brevardschools.org
ThinkQuest
Participants will learn how to use ThinkQuest to enhance project-based learning experiences they have already developed for use in their classroom. The ThinkQuest platform incorporates many opportunities for students to learn in an engaging, interactive, and user-friendly manner. ThinkQuest is a secure online platform for students to work together to study a topic in-depth. Students and teachers will learn to use such tools as message boards, votes, and debates within the ThinkQuest site to share their ideas, opinions, and what they have learned. Through ThinkQuest, students can also participate in narrative and website design competitions.

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3-107 All Multiple Subjects
Kate Kemker
Director of Technology and Learning Innovation, Florida Department of Education
Charting a Course for Technology in Florida
In order to compete in the global economy, we need a vision and a plan for schools and districts to fully utilize technology’s potential.  Come and share the vision!
3-122 All Technology
Patrick Koster
Senior Solutions Engineer, Adobe Systems
pkoster@adobe.com
Adobe Creative Suite 4
Prepare students for future careers or professional work. Opens the door to exciting careers by developing your students' real-world job skills — such as technical know-how, teamwork, and client interaction — and teaching them how to use industry-standard software tools. Review a wealth of professional development, curriculum, and certification resources.
3-106 Beginning Career and Technical Education
John Latherow
Science Dept Chair/Science Teacher, Satellite  High
latherow.john@brevardschools.org
Using Technology in Biology/Life Science Classroom
During this session, the presenter will share how to transform the biology/life science classes into a technology rich environment. Participants will use CPS (Clickers) and other technology in an inquiry lab session.
3-209 All Science
Rachel Martinez
Vice President, SchoolKiT, rmartinez@schoolkit.com
21st Century Skills – for today’s students, teachers and administrators
The first decade of the 21st century is gone – are your classrooms reflecting today’s environment?  Are 21st century classrooms simply about technology, or is there more to it than that?  Come explore why technology is a key component but not the only factor in teaching 21st century skills.  Teachers and Administrators model and lead, to assure our students thrive in this fast-changing world.  Focused, online professional development will help set and achieve your goals. Come and discuss how 21st-century skills are for everyone.
3-118 All Multiple Subjects
Jerry McCoy
Technology Integrator - Area IV, ET
mccoy.jerry@brevardschools.org
Microsoft Excel - More Than Just Math
Excel BEGINNERS and Intermediates, come see how easy it is to become the Excel expert in your school.    This hands-on lab session will take you from the basics to a fair knowledge of how Excel works and what you can do. Microsoft Excel can be used for more than just math.  Come see how to create spreadsheets that not only Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide, but also Sort, Alphabetize, Concatenate and Filter.   

Will be offered in Session 2 also

3-115
LAB
Beginning Technology
Holly Mentillo
Teacher Tech, Ocean Breeze Elementary
mentillo.holly@brevardschools.org
Distance Learning - How Easy it is!!
In this session, participants will learn the value of Distance Learning;  How easy it is to use and how it can be used in the classroom.  There are many free sessions that are cross-curricular, fun, FREE, easy and VERY motivating to students. During this session, we will be connecting with NASA’s DLN.  NASA offers oodles of sessions, in all curricular areas to all grade levels… even professional development for teachers.  They will present a quick over-view of NASA’s DLN.  Brevard Schools has invested in the equipment, it is ready for classrooms to use.  In this session, participants will find out how to request the equipment, how to hook it up and dial into their program.  Step-by-step instructions will be given out.
4-129
LAB
Beginning All
Maggie Molledo
Technology Integrator, Educational Technology
molledo.maggie@brevardschools.org
Voice Thread: Web 2.0 Tool
Voice Thread is another great FREE Web 2.0 resource for teachers and students!  Learn to create collaborative projects for your students in any subject or grade level.
4-113
LAB
Intermediate All
Stephanie Peaden and Donetta Hrkach
Media Specialist and Computer Teacher, Central Middle School
peaden.stephanie@brevardschools.org
Cool Tools for Teaching and Learning
Participants will be taken through a fast-paced session showing numerous free or low cost web tools that will inspire teachers and learners. Presenters will demonstrate and discuss ways to integrate these in your classroom and share materials gathered at FETC from Dr. Howie Di Blasi, Tammy Worcester, Rushton Hurley, Megan Allen, Dr. Lynell Burmark and more!
4-105 Beginning All
Tamara Rutenber
Technology Integrator, Educational Technology
rutenber.tamara@brevardschools.org
Can Photo Story 3 Be Any Simpler?! Why YES! It can!
Teachers can save time and resources using Photo Story 3 to create student projects based upon only ONE picture!  At the same time, students learn to use the advanced features of PS3 (transitions, motion, cropping, timing, and more) and improve their 21st Century and Technology Skills in a fun way.  Ideas for projects across the curriculum and grade levels will be shared.  Come and enjoy this fun and funny session, but be aware that YOU too may become part of the show!
3-109 Intermediate All
Hal Stepp
Technology Associate, Melbourne High School Technology Office
stepp.hal@brevardschools.org
Gmail/Google Docs – Welcome to the “Cloud”
“Cloud  computing” is the answer to a lot of questions:  Where can I save my files without losing them?  Do I REALLY have to buy an office suite?  What good are those new little “netbook” things?    If you have no clue what “cloud computing” means, then this session is for you.  You will learn how to establish a Gmail/GoogleDocs account, create files, create shared folders, invite shared users, establish a calendar, and manage your account settings.
3-110
LAB
Beginning All
Michael Sweeney
Senior Training Specialist, Florida Center for Instructional Technology
eti.mike@mac.com
Google Earth: More than a pretty globe
Google Earth has so many options that can be used in the classroom and this session will share new ideas for using this application beyond the geography class.  Learn how to create virtual tours of a city, combine language arts and the globe, find free literature resources that plug-in to Google Earth, and learn how to create your own.  Earth Science, Astronomy and more! They are all built into this simple free program!
3-104 Beginning Multiple Subjects
Darla "Jolene" Tucker and Joann Stegner
Teacher: Intensive Reading, ESE Contact, Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School
tucker.darla@brevardschools.org
Web 2.0 in the Classroom: Exploring Blogs and Podcasts
Want to add some individuality to your lesson plans?  Want to excite your students and send them home wanting more?  This is the session for you! 
This session will introduce teachers to Web 2.0 tools and some of the basic uses including blogging and podcasting in the classroom.  In this session, I will direct teachers to where they can access Web 2.0 tools and go into more depth with specifics on creating class blogs and podcasts for both students and teachers. I will address the benefits of classroom blogging and provide teachers with some basic safety and directional guidelines.  I will introduce podcasting, discuss its history and integration into the classroom, direct teachers through the basics of creating a podcast for instructional purposes, and provide ideas for student podcasting.

Will be offered in Session 2 also

3-108 All Multiple Subjects
Donna Turner
Training and Implementation Specialist, Edline
dturner@edline.com
Using the Edline Class Page and school home page
Take better advantage of Edline features. Post Forms and Surveys on your school page and reach out to your community.  Provide a rich class website for your students and parents by posting homework on your calendar, recycling your work from year to year, using the calendar roll-over, emailing your parents. Learn about online quizzes, the homework drop box, discussion boards and other functions that will save you time.

Will be offered in Session 2 also

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3-119 All Technology
Kevin Ward (Media Specialist), Mary Morton (5th grade teacher) and Sharon Dwyer (Technology Associate)
 Meadowlane Intemediate
Ward.Kevin@brevardschools.org
Spelling, and Science, and Maps, Oh My!
Grab your ruby slippers and join us on an adventure.  Get ready to magically transform your everyday lessons into engaging ideas all students will benefit from.  The presenters will share several websites that are easy to navigate and apply to all subject areas.

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3-203 All Multiple Subjects
David Warlick
Consultant, Author, & Public Speaker, The Landmark Project
david.warlick@gmail.com
In-Time, On-Going, & Self-directed Professional Development: Personal Learning Networks
We teach in a time of rapid change, when, for the first time in history, we can not clearly describe the future for which we are preparing our children. This is one reason why learning has become a critical part of what it is to teach.    In this session, participants will explore a variety of emerging tools and techniques that educators are using to form and cultivate their Personal Learning Networks — connecting themselves to people and resources that help them do their jobs.    Learn how to grow your own connections to information and experiences that help you strengthen your expertise and remain an engaged member of your profession. Topics will include blogging as a professional development endeavor, opportunities for professional jams, virtual staff development events, and harnessing the magic of RSS to literally train valuable content to find you — to be a 21st Century Educator.

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Media Center All  Multiple Subjects
       
       
       
       
       

Concurrent Session 2   11:15 - 12:15

ROOM Level Audience
       
Barry Starlin Britt
Director of Technology, Soundzabound
info@soundzabound.com
Who's afraid of the Big, Bad Podcast?
Do you feel like the train has left the station and you're not on it because you have not started a podcast? Get up to speed quickly and comfortably by getting tips and easy-to-use tools to make you a podcast pro over night.
3-112 Beginning Technology
Cindi Cimorelli and Missy Slack
Apollo Elementary
cimorelli.cindi@brevardschools.org
Creating a Flat-world Environment in Your School
Learn how to create a flat-world experience for your school. With Wordpress blogging, wikis, podcasting, email and, believe it or not...even snail mail, students will connect and collaborate. Find out which pitfalls to avoid and what valuable free resources are available.  Through the exploration of new and unfamiliar technologies, reinforcement of existing technologies and the consideration of budget constraints, we have produced an affordable technology–rich collaborative platform. Presenters will share information on the products they evaluated and why they were or were not selected.  The session will review many technologies/topics such as:   Server space – where to house your collaboration  • School’s webpage       MS powertoys – image resizer  • Meet at Recess    How do I find someone to collaborate with?  • Networking  • Discovery Educators     Language barrier     Time difference    Wikis  • Wikispaces     Blogging  • Edublogs  • Wordpress     Videos and Photos – flip camera    Podcasting    Share a language   Cultural exchange    Wordles   Names of Penpals    Email and Snail mail   Sending photos and presents   Tracking that package…on the Internet    Powerpoint   Compare and contrast    Excel   Learning about lighthouses or spreadsheets?    Business partners   Do they want to be involved?

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3-203 Beginning All
Julie Cooke
Media Specialist, Palm Bay High School
cooke.julie@brevardschools.org
Oh! The Places to go on Web 2.0 !
Are you afraid of technology? Are you intimidated by it? This presentation is for newbies wanting to know what all the fuss is about with Web 2.0. The session will showcase simple Web 2.0 applications that can be applied with very little effort including Glogster, Stumble Upon, blogging sites, and others.
3-121 Beginning All
Pete Episcopo and Mark Cole
Digital Media Instructor, Viera High School
episcopo.peter@brevardschools.org

Photoshop for Beginners
Ever want to use Adobe Photoshop but were a bit intimidated by it?  This session will give attendees an understanding and working knowledge of Photoshop in a hands-on, fun way through actually completing a small project.  Who knows, you might even start using your Photoshop skills to enhance the current lesson plans you have in your subject area! Join Pete Episcopo & Mark Cole of the Academy for Digital Arts & Media and not only overcome your fear of Photoshop, but get skilled enough to begin using it regularly!
4-123
LAB
Beginning Middle/High School
Tony Franklin
Director of Technology for Microsoft’s School of the Future, Philadelphia, PA
Tony.Franklin@microsoft.com
What is on the technology horizon from Microsoft?
Technology integration is more than just providing tools that align to your curriculum, it’s about providing learners AND educators with tools and resources that are relevant, fun and engaging. Some of the latest and greatest Microsoft technologies are absolutely free and being used in more and more classrooms across the country. You will have the opportunity to see and experience a handful of the latest technologies that will engage your learners and educators in the classroom  and learn how these fun and educational resources are all available and ready to be unleashed today!  Technologies discussed: Microsoft Web 2.0 resources, Office Tools, Windows 7
3-122 All Technology
Candice Gibbs
3rd Grade Teacher, NBCT, MA, Discovery Elementary School
gibbs.candice@brevardschools.org
Enthralling and Engaging All Learners Using Classroom Clickers
Do you want to actively ENGAGE all of your students in learning? What about getting them EXCITED about mastering new concepts? Even when all students seem to be participating in the discussion, how do teachers really know they are understanding the concept to be mastered? By utilizing a set of classroom clickers, teachers can take a proactive step towards meeting this challenge. Putting classroom clicker technology in every child’s hand can make this happen! See how clickers can be used with webpages, teacher-created questions, paper assessments, and many other ways to captivate students while simultaneously assessing their mastery of a concept.

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4-104 All All
Caryn Good and Monica Beddia
Computer Teacher K-6, Port Malabar Elementary
good.caryn@brevardschools.org
The Price is Right! Free Websites You Can't Teach Without!
Are you looking for the best FREE resources the Internet has to offer? Join us at this session as we highlight some outstanding websites you just can't teach without! The presenters will provide tons of Web 2.0 resources, plus tips for immediate use in your classroom.
3-105 All Technology
Anne Graham
Technology Integrator, Educational Technology
grahama@brevardschools.org
The Best Kept Secret Unleashed!
Thinkfinity! Need I say more? Ever do a Google search and end up with thousands or even millions of hits? Frustrated by looking for enriching, interactive lessons without the hassle of determining the quality? Then come and find out about Thinkfinity, the best kept secret. Free, exciting, top quality materials; quick, accessible and easy to use. Content created by trusted experts and leading educators. Thousands of standards-based lesson plans. Learn how quick and easy it is to find interactive objects, primary sources, lesson plans and more. You don't know what you are missing!
Will be offered in Session 1 also
2-108G
LAB
All Multiple Subjects
Trish Hebert
Teacher/Computer Skills- Sunrise Elementary
hebert.trish@brevardschools.org

Great Graphics with GIMP
Have you ever taken a picture that turned out too dark? Or wished you could eliminate a few wrinkles that mysteriously appeared in your photograph? In this session, participants will learn about GIMP, an open-source program used for digitally creating, editing, and enhancing photographs and graphics. Comparable to professional retail programs, the biggest difference is that it's FREE!
3-110
LAB
All All
Jane Hoover
Teacher Technology Integrator-Office of Educational Technology - ESF
hoover.jane@brevardschools.org
Google Earth + Literature = "Google Lit Trips"
Have you ever wanted to bring literature to life for your students? Do you want to incorporate a new and trendy technology tool into your lessons? Google Lit Trips is for you! Google Lit Trips combine 21st century literacy skills with 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st century literature. By combining the satellite imagery of Google Earth with a literature study of a fiction book, you can immerse your students into a book in a new and exciting way. Google Earth allows the addition of place markers to indicate locations along the route and to include such enhancements as appropriate images, relevant website links, and thought provoking discussion starters.
Imagine putting your students right in the middle of the story, traveling right along with the Joads, from The Grapes of Wrath, Amir from The Kite Runner, or even Mr. and Mrs. Mallard from Make Way for Ducklings!  Several pre-made trips will be showcased. Tips, tricks, and integration strategies will be shared, and step-by-step directions given to help you create your own Google Earth Trips.
Will be offered in Session 4 also
3-204 All All
Jeremy Jackson
Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
jjackson@tech4learning.com
Tell It Like It Is – Digital Storytelling Across the Curriculum
Digital storytelling is an engaging means of integrating technology into the classroom curriculum. Participants will become familiar with the elements and techniques of effective digital storytelling, as well as explore sample projects that help improve students' reading and writing skills, improve math, social studies, and science learning.
Having students approach curriculum concepts through storytelling is not only a motivating and engaging way to interest them in the curriculum; it also helps provide them with literacy skills necessary in the 21st century. Student work with storytelling is based on writing, and allows the visual learners and communicators in our classes to excel. It also provides opportunities to improve assessment, engage and motivate, apply knowledge and information, and facilitate improved student understanding.  This presentation is designed to help K-8 classroom and computer teachers address standards and learning goals through storytelling. Participants will explore multimedia projects, videos, slideshows, and Web pages that demonstrate how storytelling can enhance early literacy goals and engage students in curriculum content. The presenter will use examples of web-based and multimedia electronic storybooks, as well as traditional videos, to demonstrate how educators can use digital forms of storytelling to address concepts in math, science, and social studies.
3-123 All Multiple Subjects
Justin Karkow
Director, Discovery Educator Network, Discovery Education
justin_karkow@discovery.com
A Day in the Life with DE streaming
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.
3-118 Beginning Multiple Subjects
Patrick Koster
Senior Solutions Engineer, Adobe Systems
pkoster@adobe.com
Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro
Enhance teaching, learning, and administrative processes within your school and throughout the district. Educators and students can benefit from Adobe PDF workflows that simplify the creation of everything from course packages and presentations to dissertations and student portfolios.
3-106 Beginning Technology
Pat Lewis
Teacher Technology Integrator-Office of Educational Technology - ESF
lewis.patricia@brevardschools.org
Using Glass Mode in Easiteach
Learn how to use the Glass Mode function within RM Easiteach to easily capture screen shots from your computer desktop to import into your lessons. Glass Mode may be used to capture Internet images, documents and more. Handout will be provided.

Will be offered in Session 3 also

3-107 All All
Jerry McCoy
Technology Integrator - Area IV, ET
mccoy.jerry@brevardschools.org
Microsoft Excel - More Than Just Math
Excel BEGINNERS and Intermediates, come see how easy it is to become the Excel expert in your school.    This hands-on lab session will take you from the basics to a fair knowledge of how Excel works and what you can do. Microsoft Excel can be used for more than just math.  Come see how to create spreadsheets that not only Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide, but also Sort, Alphabetize, Concatenate and Filter.   

Will be offered in Session 1 also

3-115
LAB
Beginning Technology

Michelle Rydell
Executive Vice President, Media Essentials (Xerox audio visual solutions)
michelle.rydell@gmail.com
101 ways to use a document camera
Come and join us as we review advantages of using a document camera in the classroom. See examples of ISTE standards for projects and activities using the document camera and methods of integrating the document camera with other classroom technologies.

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3-225 All All
Hal Stepp
Technology Associate, Melbourne High School Technology Office
stepp.hal@brevardschools.org
Understanding Open Office 3
Open Office 3.  It's “standard issue” on our student computers, but how much do YOU know about it?  This session is designed to be a guided tour of the office suite that your students are probably using in the lab, and to prepare you to deal with the most common problems you are likely to encounter.  The main objective is to familiarize teachers with the differences between MS Office and Open Office, and to equip them to handle typical questions/problems encountered in a lab setting.   This session is designed to be an overview of the main components of Open Office 3: Writer, Impress, Calc, Draw, and Math.  A free resource disk including the latest version of Open Office will be included. 
3-120 Beginning All
Michael Sweeney
Senior Training Specialist, Florida Center for Instructional Technology
eti.mike@mac.com
Florida Digital Educator Program: Beyond the Face-to-Face.
Learn how the Florida Digital Educator Program has leapt across district lines to implement technology integration training.  After a 4 day institute participants engage in online learning using MOODLE and Adobe Connect to continue sharing and learning new techniques of integration.  Find all the FREE resources available to teachers from audio books, maps, clipart, video, images to primary source documents.
Learn about the Florida Digital Educator program: Teaching and Learning Institutes; Online MOODLE courses, Adobe Connect learning communities, and all the FREE resources available to teachers, technology specialists, administrators, and students.
3-104 All Technology
Luke Tevebaugh
eInstruction Consultant, eInstruction
luke.tevebaugh@einstruction.com
The Future of the Classroom from eInstruction
In this session we'll look at some of the solutions that eInstruction offers that are not currently being utilized in Brevard County.  These include Cornerstone (enterprise-wide platform that gives everybody that needs it ready access to real-time assessment data and analytical tools) and vClicker (the web-based counterpart to the traditional Clicker.)

This session will reveal to the administration outside the classroom how eInstruction can partner with them to assist in their campus and district level leadership initiatives.

4-129
LAB
All Administration
Darla "Jolene" Tucker and Joann Stegner
Teacher: Intensive Reading, ESE Contact, Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School
tucker.darla@brevardschools.org
Web 2.0 in the Classroom: Exploring Blogs and Podcasts
Want to add some individuality to your lesson plans?  Want to excite your students and send them home wanting more?  This is the session for you! 
This session will introduce teachers to Web 2.0 tools and some of the basic uses including blogging and podcasting in the classroom.  In this session, I will direct teachers to where they can access Web 2.0 tools and go into more depth with specifics on creating class blogs and podcasts for both students and teachers. I will address the benefits of classroom blogging and provide teachers with some basic safety and directional guidelines.  I will introduce podcasting, discuss its history and integration into the classroom, direct teachers through the basics of creating a podcast for instructional purposes, and provide ideas for student podcasting.

Will be offered in Session 1 also

3-108 All Multiple Subjects
Donna Turner
Training and Implementation Specialist, Edline
dturner@edline.com
Using the Edline Class Page and school home page
Take better advantage of Edline features. Post Forms and Surveys on your school page and reach out to your community.  Provide a rich class website for your students and parents by posting homework on your calendar, recycling your work from year to year, using the calendar roll-over, emailing your parents. Learn about online quizzes, the homework drop box, discussion boards and other functions that will save you time.

Will be offered in Session 1 also

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3-119 All Technology
Susan Wagner
Teacher Tech Specialist, Dr. W.J. Creel
wagner.susan@brevardschools.org
You've Come a LONG Way, Baby! Oldies, but Goodies!
Overview and Best Practice Guidelines for use of www.FCATexplorer.com & FOCUS. Both sites use the same logon. FCATexplorer is colorful, engaging,and interactive with areas that are preparatory single questions and areas that are similar in length and modeled after FCAT testing. No teacher preparation is required, however teacher reports are great feedback on student readiness and needs.   FOCUS must be set up prior to administration by the teacher by opening as many or as few questions as the teacher desires. FOCUS presents as plain text questions (2 sets of 5 questions per strand are available). The FLDOE created both www.FCATexplorer.com & FOCUS as FREE academic preparations for the FCAT in Reading, Math, and Science for Grades 3-11.
A powerpoint overview of the FCATexplorer site will be presented. Best Practice Guidelines handout/link will help teachers use FCAT Explorer practice programs as effectively as possible. The guidelines offer tips and suggestions in the following areas:    Getting Your Students Started / Signing On for Teachers / Signing On for Students / Exploring Your Teacher's Desk in FCATexplorer / Monitoring Student Progress / Getting Familiar with the Student Site / Helping Students Succeed  Exploring in the Classroom / Encouraging After-School Use / Getting Technical Assistance.  Similar information will be covered for the use of FOCUS including setup of the FOCUS site PRIOR to it being available for student use and how to create Teacher Reports will be demonstrated.  Strengths and weakness of each site will be shared. Links will be given for ALL resources presented and samples of "how to" instructions for logons.
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4-105 Beginning Reading, Math, & Science for various grades
Robin Ward
State and Federal Project Resource Teacher, Curriculum and Instruction
ward.robin@brevardschools.org
Seeking Funding Through Grant Writing
Participants will explore the following topics:  • Identifying needs  • Locating the right funding source  • Learn about types of grants  • Examine the components of winning grant proposals  • Analyze the grant evaluation process  • Compare two technology grants  • Explore various sources.  Through this format participants will learn how to take an idea or a need for a specific technology and turn it into a fundable proposal.  In comparing two actual grant proposals they will learn what it takes to obtain favorable evaluations.  Participants will also be given tips and techniques for applying for the 2010 Educational Technology Grant Program.  Tips and Techniques will include identifying appropriate needs, creating viable proposed solutions, formulating objectives, preparing effective timelines, developing evaluations that measure the objectives, and creating budgets to support the purpose of the proposal.
3-109 All Grants
David Warlick
Consultant, Author, & Public Speaker, The Landmark Project
david.warlick@gmail.com
Learning in Virtual Worlds: An Educator’s Primer
MUVEs, or MultiUser Virtual Environments, have been around for many years, evolving from the text-based MUDs of the early 1990s, to the rich graphical environments of popular video games like Halo and World of Warcraft, and other virtual social worlds of work and play. Second Life, the most popular of these worlds, now hosts more than 13 million residents who play, socialize, work, do business, and even teach and learn online.  A growing community of educators are staking claim to portions of Second Life, even inviting their students in to the Teen Grid to use this 3D virtual space as a canvas for exploration and expression. This presentation will uncover some of the most intriguing aspects of Second Life, teaching and learning potentials, and some other emerging environments that are holding even more promise for teachers.

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Media Center All  Multiple Subjects
Eryn Worcester/Beth Harris
Media Specialists, Viera High School
Worcester.Eryn@brevardschools.org
Creative Collaboration Through Videoconferencing
Learn how the county’s video conferencing technology can be used for exciting collaborative opportunities either within Brevard county or even across the country.  This technology can be adapted for a variety of subject areas and lessons.  Time will be allotted for attendees to browse available sessions and to brainstorm possible inter-county sessions.

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3-103 Intermediate All
       
       
       
       
       
       

Concurrent Session 3     1:15 - 2:15

ROOM Level Audience
       
       
Sarah Aloise and Joye Kralovec
Media Specialist, Ocean Breeze
aloise.sarah@brevardschools.org
WebTools4U2Use
Feeling overwhelmed by new technology?  Need to know what web tool to use or how to use it?  WebTools4U2Use can help.  This online resource contains tutorials, examples, and suggestions for using free web tools including blogs, RSS feeds, wikis, photo sharing, organizational tools and more.  No experience is needed.  We'll show you a few of our favorite tools and where to go when you want to learn more at your own pace.  Time will be given for you to further explore the tools that you are most interested in and to see which ones are working for other educators.
3-110
LAB
Beginning All
Monica Beddia and Caryn Good
Media Specialist- Port Malabar Elementary
beddia.monica@brevardschools.org
Comic Life
Want to make boring research papers FUN? Use Comic Life! Join this session to learn the "ins and outs" of this amazing software... walk away with your head spinning with ideas!  Participants will learn to use Comic Life, a unique and exciting software program which will enhance teacher curriculum by combining students’ research information with 21st century technology. Students will be engaged and eager to create these colorful projects.
3-105 Intermediate All
Lori Berman and Janet Balzano
Senior Account Mgr and Implementation Mgr, PENDA Learning
lberman@pendalearning.com
Science and Math - Student Directed Learning - Introduction to PENDA Learning
Join us to explore how PENDA Learning can Improve student outcomes in Science and Math for your Middle School and High School students.   See how PENDA improves student motivation and builds self-esteem with an online learning program. PENDA Learning is an online 24 x 7 student direct learning program for Science and Math with scaffolded pedagogy. 
3-204 Beginning Middle and High School
Barry Starlin Britt
Director of Technology, Soundzabound
info@soundzabound.com
Social Networking in Education
Can social networking be utilized in education? Most definitely! Learn to use social networking to share ideas and best practices, communicate information to student, teacher and parent groups, and tap into the sense of community and teamwork that these networks can encourage.
3-112 Beginning All
Greg Cross
Technology Integrator, Brevard Public Schools
cross.greg@brevardschools.org
Top Ten Technology Applications for the Math Classroom
One concept that is a major focus in secondary mathematics classes - solving a system of linear equations - can be taught using ten different technology applications.  Participants will see how this topic (taught in Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Precalculus courses) can be approached in many different ways thus benefiting students of all learning styles.  The technologies shown in this session are readily available to all Brevard County teachers and include tools such as Google Earth, GeoGebra, RMEasiteach, Edline, Photo Story 3, and many more.  Detailed instructions for creating the lessons will be available for attendees.  Come and learn how to give your math classroom an extreme makeover with awesome technology!
Will be offered in Session 4 also
3-121 Intermediate Math
Pete Episcopo and Mark Cole
Digital Media Instructor, Viera High School
episcopo.peter@brevardschools.org

Advanced Photoshop Techniques for Digital Media Educators
New lessons with "bling-bling" that captivate your students' attention and equip them with advanced skills in Photoshop as well.  Here's your chance to ramp it up!Presenters will share resources to keep student interest throughout the year. Join Pete Episcopo and Mark Cole of Viera High School's Academy for Digital Arts & Media as they point you in the right direction!
4-123
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  Middle/High School
Marti Fortier
Teacher Technology Integrator, Educational Technology
fortier.marti@brevardschools.org
Make Your Classroom Interactive
Through the use of the Edline Interactive Classroom, you can bring classroom web pages to life with online discussions, electronic homework hand-in, interactive assignments and online assessments.  The Edline Interactive Classroom program is now available to all BPS secondary classroom teachers.  This session will provide an overview of the program along with creative and practical usage ideas to make your classroom truly interactive.
Will be offered in Session 4 also
3-108 Beginning Technology
Tawanna Green
Curriculum Consultant, Curriculum Advantage
tgreen@classworks.com
Got Data! Now What? Learning Styles for Student Success
Explore data analysis and ways to use it to drive differentiated instruction for all students.  Particular attention will be given to matching learning styles and standards based instruction. Classworks by Curriculum Advantage, Inc. is comprehensive, assessment and instructional software that gives students the edge to succeed. Dynamic, interactive lessons engage students and offer new ways to address difficult concepts.
4-104 All Language Arts, Math, Science
Paul Hieronymus (Facilitated by Matt Frey)
Northern Ohio Research & Training Technology Hub (NORT2H)
Phiero@Leeca.org
Manager, Technology Integration and Support, Educational Technology
frey.matthew@brevardschools.org
The Emerging Technology Game
The Emerging Technology Game is a fun and highly-interactive look any some of the cutting edge technologies making their push into our classrooms. In this game show format; educators will be competing in an exciting game of Hollywood Squares with some of the Internet’s top characters as they take a closer look at different technologies. Each topic will include an overview of the technology and its applications and uses for multiple grade levels and subject matters. If you are looking for a lecture of content for teachers, this program is not for you! Participants will volunteer or be volunteered to interact with the presentation! Who said learning can’t be fun :)
3-103 All Multiple Subjects
Susan Iacono
Teacher, Surfside Elementary
iacono.susan@brevardschools.org
Pop! Click!  Learn!
Participants will be shown numerous features of Brain Pop, an online resource.  For each Brain Pop movie clip student have an opportunity to take a short quiz based on the clip's information. Participants will then be shown how to use the CPS clickers in conjunction with the quiz to evaluate each student's knowledge of the information.
3-117 All Technology
Jeremy Jackson
Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
jjackson@tech4learning.com
Secondary Math and Science in Motion
Bring science and math to life with your students to meet classroom concepts for Astronomy, Biology, Physics, Trigonometry, Geometry and other secondary math and science subjects. Participants will learn the importance of addressing multiple learning styles through the creation of animations which require higher order thinking skills and creativity. Participants will explore various samples, integration methods, management strategies and leave with lesson ideas for using stop-motion animation in their math and science classrooms.
Animation is a highly motivating and incredibly effective way to engage students in math and science curriculum objectives; this session will explore the process of making stop-motion animation, project ideas, classroom management strategies, and assessment.   Participants will leave this session better informed about the process of stop-motion animation, and how it can be integrated into the math and science classrooms for learning.
3-123 All Multiple Subjects
Justin Karkow
Director, Discovery Educator Network, Discovery Education
justin_karkow@discovery.com
Two Roundtrip Tickets to Anywhere in the World
Way to go…you found your house! What other ways can you use digital media from Discovery Education, the Discovery Education Atlas, Google Earth and Web 2.0 tools to provide the kind of context that your students crave? Get ready to take flight by taking a virtual tour of our world. We’ll explore sample lessons from all subject areas that are ready for you to use today.
3-118 Intermediate Multiple Subjects
Patrick Koster
Senior Solutions Engineer, Adobe Systems
pkoster@adobe.com
Acrobat.com – Adobe’s FREE online creation, collaboration, and storage solution
Learn how to collaboratively create and review documents, presentations and data tables online; host online meetings with easy-to-use web conferencing; store and organize content online for access and sharing anytime on any device; integrate with MS Outlook to avoid sending large email attachments; and enhance Adobe Acrobat 9’s review and forms/data collection processes.
3-106 Beginning Technology
Pat Lewis
Teacher Technology Integrator-Office of Educational Technology - ESF
lewis.patricia@brevardschools.org
Using Glass Mode in Easiteach
Learn how to use the Glass Mode function within RM Easiteach to easily capture screen shots from your computer desktop to import into your lessons. Glass Mode may be used to capture Internet images, documents and more. Handout will be provided.

Will be offered in Session 2 also

3-107 All All
Myriam Louzao and Marcus Chimiak
Spanish and Latin Teachers, Edgewood Jr/Sr High School
Louzaom@brevard.k12.fl.us
How to Turn an Existing Lesson Plan into a GOOGLE Adventure
Looking for a more creative and interesting way to present the countries and capitals of Latin America? With Google Earth students can visit any country in the world!  Learn how you can integrate Google Earth into assigned creative student projects. This presentation will include a lesson plan for Spanish, Latin and Social Studies.
3-122 All Social Studies and World Languages
Heather Mason
Language Arts Teacher, Jefferson Middle School
Mason.heather@brevardschools.org
Everyone Participates: Increasing Student Discussion Through the Use of Technology
Traditional classroom discussions demand that only one person at a time talk and that only a few students’ voices are heard. However, using some free and easy to learn webtools, teachers can increase the participation level of students, the quality of the discussion and keep a written record of what was said for review or further discussion. These tools allow multiple conversations to take place at once and let students talk as the ideas occur to them. They also allow students a level of safety they don’t always feel raising their hands in class. If teachers wish, these discussions can be opened up for other teachers, administrators and parents to participate in as well. Teachers will leave with a list of tools and ideas on how to implement and assess them.
3-115
LAB
All Multiple Subjects
Maggie Molledo
Technology Integrator, Educational Technology
molledo.maggie@brevardschools.org
Voice Thread: Web 2.0 Tool
Voice Thread is another great FREE Web 2.0 resource for teachers and students!  Learn to create collaborative projects for your students in any subject or grade level.
4-113
LAB
Intermediate All
Rabieh Razzouk with Danielle Sherdan
Associate Directory, FSU/FCR-STEM
rrazzouk@lsi.fsu.edu
CPALMSCPALMS is a Florida Department of Education initiative to build a service-oriented and standards-based Information System. CPALMS includes several core information systems for Florida’s education stakeholders. This is a statewide infrastructure project which targets the creation or modernization of the following systems to provide essential education requirements:     a) Standards Information System    b) Course Information System    c) Standards-Based Resource Information System    CPALMS will provide content, resources, and tools for all education stakeholders in Florida. For more information, please visit www.CPALMS.org or www.FloridaStandards.org.
3-109 All All
Richard Regan
Science Teacher, Stone Middle School
regan.richard@brevardschools.org
GPS and Learning: How to Use Handheld GPS Units in the Classroom
Geocaching is a great way for students to learn about GPS technology. In this session we will learn about GPS, using GPS units in class and how to use geocaching with your students.
3-209 All Science
Gordon Shupe
Technology Director, Stone Middle
shupe.gordon@brevardschools.org
The iPod Touch Platform and the Classroom
Become familiar with the iPod Platform - how to manage multiple iPods with either different or the same content, and explore some of education's favorite apps for learning and educational activities.
2-108G
LAB
All Multiple Subjects
Suzie Staples
6th grade teacher, Christa McAuliffe Elementary
staples.suzie@brevardschools.org
RM Easiteach- Games & Math tools
This session will focus on RMEasiteach in the classroom using the preset games, the Math portion of RMEasiteach, and will demonstrate some fun aspects of the program being used in the presenter's 6th grade classroom.  Students and teachers enjoy the interaction of the games and of the math content; you will too!
3-225 Beginning Elementary Math
Michael Sweeney
Senior Training Specialist, Florida Center for Instructional Technology
eti.mike@mac.com
Professional Development with MOODLE
Learn the ins and outs of using MOODLE courseware to create online professional development including how to create engaging online workshops with a combination of screen casting, quizzes and interactive modules.  Demonstrations of screen capture software as well as how to effectively use the resources and activities with in the MOODLE courseware.
3-104 Intermediate Technology
Luke Tevebaugh
eInstruction Consultant, eInstruction
luke.tevebaugh@einstruction.com
CPS 101 - The basics of the Classroom Performance System (CPS.)
This will be a basic session of the setup and "out-of-the-box" usage of CPS.  Following this session will be CPS 102.
Come learn how to use CPS 15 minutes after you open the bag for the first time!
4-129
LAB
All Technology
Donna Turner
Training and Implementation Specialist, Edline
dturner@edline.com
Edline Super Users - Take your school to the next level with New Website Design Capability
Edline’s Site Designer tools to build color schemes, change page layout, draw attention to newly posted information, create quick easy to use menus to make end user navigation easier, and add branding to your school site by uploading a banner. You can do all this in a “sandbox” mode, allowing you to experiment and transform your site before going live with your design.
3-119 Advanced School Site Edline Administrators (SuperUsers)
Michele Wilbur
Education Consultant, RM Education
mwilbur@rmeducation.com
Life in a 21st Century Classroom
This "lesson" will walk teachers through a 21st century, technology integrated lesson.  Teachers will experience effective use of a document camera, digital camera, Web 2.0 tools and interactive software within a middle school math lesson.  While the content being "taught" to the class will be math, the techniques can be used in every subject area.  Even administrators will see what to look for in an effective 21st century classroom.
3-116 All Technology and Math
Gordon Worley
Learning & Development Facilitator, FCIT USF
worley@mac.com
Telling Stories Visually: It's more than pointing a camera
Explore connections between writing and visual storytelling. Research, planning, and the elements/principles of design provide tools for telling stories visually. Help your students think and visualize before pressing the camera-button.  There are many methods used by photographers to tell a story. Professional photographers don’t just show up and start taking pictures. Behind the scene the photographer does research, develops list of possible photos to capture, makes notes on light and weather at various times of the day, plus learns about local customs. Being prepared helps to determine what equipment is needed to photographically tell a story. Luck is often considered an amateur’s tool, through research and planning professionals get the compelling photo when others don’t. Handouts and planning guides will be distributed to assist students and teachers with visual communication as they learn see beyond point, shoot and hope you get a great photograph.     Camera settings and techniques will be discussed just to clarify how to achieve various effects using different camera settings and equipment.  Outline of topics covered  1. The writing process aligned to visual storytelling  2. Thinking like a professional photographer   3. Telling a story with one or multiple images  4. Subject vs. subject matter  5. Story starters or themes  6. Capturing the “Decisive” moment  7. Showing the time of the day and a moment in time   8. Photo gear get all the glory but without a vision it’s just a snap shot  9. Photo Essays – types of shots to capture the story  10. Telling stories about people  11. Telling stories about places    Handouts   1. Themes – Understanding what matters  2. Photo Critique Form  3. Rubric for evaluating photographs and stories behind them  4. The writing process alignment with visual production processes  5. Types of photos used to create a photo essay  6. Camera settings and their effect on the final image  7. Steps to capturing and showing time  8. Elements and principles of art as a photographic theme
4-105 All All
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

Concurrent Session 4    2:30 - 3:30PM

ROOM Level Audience
       
Sarah Aloise and Joye Kralovec
Media Specialist, Ocean Breeze
aloise.sarah@brevardschools.org
The Wacky Wonderful World of Wikis
This session will introduce you to wikis and the wacky wonderful ways they can be used as teaching tools. Participants will explore Wikispaces.com and learn to build free educational wikis to organize, display, or collaborate on just about any topic. Check out this free and easy-to-use tool for creating websites, organizing units of study, or displaying student work.  Participants will have the opportunity to begin building educational wikis on their own. 
3-110
LAB
Beginning All
Barry Starlin Britt
Director of Technology, Soundzabound
info@soundzabound.com
Digital Copyright Wisdom
Am I violating copyright when using music in podcasts and videos? How can I ensure integrity when using movies, graphics, and Internet content? How do we train our teachers and students to be compliant in a digital world? This course will help participants become confident in the proper (and legal) use of digital content in multimedia and technology. This workshop will also help educators understand the techniques of training students for licensing, legal and liability matters they will face in the world.
3-112 Beginning All
Stephanie Connolly
Teacher/ Third Grade, Discovery Elementary
Connolly.Stephanie@brevardschools.org
You Down with MP3, Yeah You Know Me!
Participants will learn how to incorporate MP3 technologies into their lesson plans.
High-speed compression of data and information sharing have challenged traditional instruction in the 21st century.  Students now come to classrooms with a mastery of varying technologies: IPods, instant messaging, web browsing, etc.  Mastering MP3 technology helps teachers solve the problem of the disconnect between the classroom and students' wired world at home.  ITunes and other free web resources will allow you to create the bridge to connect your classroom to the digital information highway.

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3-203 Beginning All
Greg Cross
Technology Integrator, Brevard Public Schools
cross.greg@brevardschools.org
Top Ten Technology Applications for the Math Classroom
One concept that is a major focus in secondary mathematics classes - solving a system of linear equations - can be taught using ten different technology applications.  Participants will see how this topic (taught in Algebra 1, Algebra 2 and Precalculus courses) can be approached in many different ways thus benefiting students of all learning styles.  The technologies shown in this session are readily available to all Brevard County teachers and include tools such as Google Earth, GeoGebra, RMEasiteach, Edline, Photo Story 3, and many more.  Detailed instructions for creating the lessons will be available for attendees.  Come and learn how to give your math classroom an extreme makeover with awesome technology!
Will be offered in Session 3 also
3-121 Intermediate Math
Michael Davis and Lucian Melendez
2nd Grade Instructor, Discovery
davis.michael@brevardschools.org
Wii Can Learn
The Wii and X-Box 360 can be used to help students learn math, science, and health in a whole new and exciting way. In this session we will discuss how to integrate this new technology into the classroom and even let participants get a first-hand experience!
3-209 Beginning Technology
Tony Franklin
Director of Technology for Microsoft’s School of the Future, Philadelphia, PA
Tony.Franklin@microsoft.com
What is on the technology horizon from Microsoft?
Technology integration is more than just providing tools that align to your curriculum, it’s about providing learners AND educators with tools and resources that are relevant, fun and engaging. Some of the latest and greatest Microsoft technologies are absolutely free and being used in more and more classrooms across the country. You will have the opportunity to see and experience a handful of the latest technologies that will engage your learners and educators in the classroom  and learn how these fun and educational resources are all available and ready to be unleashed today!  Technologies discussed: Microsoft Web 2.0 resources, Office Tools, Windows 7
3-122 All Technology
Pete Episcopo
Digital Media Instructor, Viera High School
episcopo.peter@brevardschools.org
If It's Free, It's Me
As digital media educators on budget crunches, we're all challenged by limited resources for software. Yet, there is an ever-growing list of free applications and services for teachers accessible on the web. What are they, where do I get them, and how do I apply them to my curriculum? Discover what you may have been missing in this exciting breakout session! We'll discover and use new digital media resources that engage your students and enhance the learning experience. Best of all, these resources are all FREE!!!
4-123
LAB
All Middle/High School
Marti Fortier
Teacher Technology Integrator, Educational Technology
fortier.marti@brevardschools.org
Make Your Classroom Interactive
Through the use of the Edline Interactive Classroom, you can bring classroom web pages to life with online discussions, electronic homework hand-in, interactive assignments and online assessments.  The Edline Interactive Classroom program is now available to all BPS secondary classroom teachers.  This session will provide an overview of the program along with creative and practical usage ideas to make your classroom truly interactive.
Will be offered in Session 3 also
3-108 Beginning Technology
Torrey Gaines
Teacher: 2nd Grade, Saturn Elementary School
gaines.torrey@brevardschools.org
Learning + Fun = Technology
Come enjoy a full, fun exploration of how to use technology in the standards-driven classroom. Highlighting EASY, QUICK ways to supplement your teaching that keep students interested and ready to learn, the session includes a handout of helpful/fun/educational websites such as Discovery Education Streaming.
4-104 All Elementary
Jane Hoover
Teacher Technology Integrator-Office of Educational Technology - ESF
hoover.jane@brevardschools.org
Google Earth + Literature = "Google Lit Trips"
Have you ever wanted to bring literature to life for your students? Do you want to incorporate a new and trendy technology tool into your lessons? Google Lit Trips is for you! Google Lit Trips combine 21st century literacy skills with 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st century literature. By combining the satellite imagery of Google Earth with a literature study of a fiction book, you can immerse your students into a book in a new and exciting way. Google Earth allows the addition of place markers to indicate locations along the route and to include such enhancements as appropriate images, relevant website links, and thought provoking discussion starters.
Imagine putting your students right in the middle of the story, traveling right along with the Joads, from The Grapes of Wrath, Amir from The Kite Runner, or even Mr. and Mrs. Mallard from Make Way for Ducklings!  Several pre-made trips will be showcased. Tips, tricks, and integration strategies will be shared, and step-by-step directions given to help you create your own Google Earth Trips.
Will be offered in Session 2 also
3-204 All All
Jeremy Jackson
Regional Manager, Tech4Learning
jjackson@tech4learning.com
podCASTing - Creativity, Animation, Storytelling, Technology
Podcasting is a powerful tool which allows students to create, communicate and share information with others through audio or video files.   Podcasting also allows students to utilize and improve their 21st century communication skills. Through the use of creativity tools, students can easily add photos, create movies, and record voice to meet curriculum objectives.     Participants will learn how podcasting can improve student understanding and achievement, and address standards and learning goals through podcasting. Participants will explore multimedia projects which include video and audio files that demonstrate how podcasting can enhance early literacy goals and engage students in curriculum content.   Participants will explore the basic techniques of creating audio and video podcasts and posting them online.
3-123 All Multiple Subjects
Linda Johnson
8th grade Science Teacher, West Shore Jr./Sr. High
johnson.lindac@brevardschools.org
Transforming Ho Hum Projects with Glogster
Edu.glogster.com is a free online tool for creating interactive digital posters.  apt a typical biography of a famous person assignment.Edu.glogster.com is a free online tool for creating interactive digital posters.  Students love to discover all the ways they can use decorative elements, audio, video, digital pictures and links to other websites to create unique Glogs. Students will spend a lot of their own time polishing their project and learning the content you want them to learn.  Glogster can also be used collaboratively so students can work on the same glog from their own homes.  Transform old-fashioned text-oriented projects into exciting innovative projects that your students will want to share with their friends.  This session will highlight two Glogs; one project is from the Siemens Challenge contest We Can Change the World, and the second shows how to adapt a typical biography of a famous person assignment.
3-225 Intermediate Multiple Subjects
Patrick Koster
Senior Solutions Engineer, Adobe Systems
pkoster@adobe.com
Adobe Digital School Collection
Engage and inspire students while helping them build 21st century skills. Learn about this foundational set of digital communication applications for image editing and creating image-based projects: video editing and project creation: audio editing and voiceover/soundtrack creation for digital projects; audio and video podcasting; web and blog content publishing; and electronic portfolio development. Review Adobe's robust set of project-based curriculums facilitating technology integration into core academic classes.
3-106 Beginning Technology
Rachel Martinez
Vice President, SchoolKiT, rmartinez@schoolkit.com
K-8 tech literacy and High School too!  Integrating technology in 21st century classrooms
Educators are the classroom curriculum experts – and integrating technology is a powerful teacher’s aide.  The 8th grade technology literacy mandate can promote student achievement and be easily incorporated into your everyday routine.   See how 21st century technology skills are assessed and reported – without a separate test!    And what happens in high school? What are the goals and objectives for technology proficiency?  Come and see how integrating technology at every grade level encourages student creativity, independent- thinking, and life-long learning.
3-118 All Multiple Subjects
Erin O'Brien
Math Teacher, Hoover Middle School
obrien.erin@brevard.schools.org
ExamView Testing on a LAN
This session will present how to set up an ExamView test on the school server and utilize ExamView Test Manager's reporting and data collecting capabilities. Test Manager can produce, among other things, individualized study guides and target areas of need. Utilizing ExamView and ExamView Test Manager within the school setting to administer assessments and gather data to target areas of need.
3-113
LAB
All Technology
Tamara Rutenber
Technology Integrator, Educational Technology
rutenber.tamara@brevardschools.org
FREE! Interactive Online Educational Games for Students from Verizon Thinkfinity!
Verizon Thinkfinity provides free and interactive online educational games and activities for every curriculum area and every grade level!  Teachers looking for activities to add to their computer lab time, classroom computer stations, or Edline webpages to improve student comprehension will love Thinkfinity!  This session will introduce Thinkfinity and focus on the interactive activities that it links to.  Teachers will be shown how to search using the main search box, the Student Tab Games and Activities area which highlights specific resources, and the Educators Tab which has an area focusing on interactive games.
3-109 All All
Tina Sartori-Rooks
Educational Consultant, Turning Technologies
trooks@turningtechnologies.com
21st Century eAssessments: Best Practice Guide to Constructing Digital Assessments
The session includes foundational best practices for writing assessment items designed to be used with TurningPoint student response systems to digitalize both the formative and summative assessment process. A particular focus will be given to the construction of selected response items and practical methods to evaluate the effectiveness of teacher-created assessment content.
3-107 Beginning Multiple Subjects
Chris Scauzillo, Brent Poole, Trevor Branam, and Brian Gooden
Challenger 7 Elementary School
scauzillo.chris@brevardschools.org
Using Digital Video the Slightly Mad Way!
The presenters will discuss and demonstrate the use of digital video, the chroma-key screen and the Pinnacle Video Editing Software to create collaborative stories, lessons and student reports. The presenters will also demonstrate how to easily integrate the video into your schools’ web page.
3-104 Beginning All
Gordon Shupe
Technology Director, Stone Middle
shupe.gordon@brevardschools.org
Understanding Social Networking: How it Can Change the Classroom (Using Twitter, Wikis, Flickr)
A not-so-quiet revolution has taken place in a parallel world to the physical one we all were born into. Blogging, RSS feeds, podcasts, picture and video publishing have developed into a new society that expands exponentially each day in an electronic dimension. The globalization of the society we know has been rapidly occurring through virtual societies and connections made online. MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, these are only the beginning of skills and concepts that are already a new currency of power and change-brokering. “The Internet is enabling conversations among human beings that were simply not possible in the era of mass media.”     How does all of this fit into the classroom?
2-108G
LAB
All All
Christina Sillavan and Janis Williams
National Consultant, Education 2020
tsillavan@education2020.com
Future Perfect with E2020 Online Learning
This session will focus on the growing trend of online learning in middle and high schools.  Participants will learn how technology supports and enhances classroom instruction and provides solutions for efficient, effective 21st century learning.

Education 2020 is a leading provider of online courses for students in grades 6-12.  Successful implementations of Education 2020 courseware include Miami-Dade, West Palm Beach, Martin, and Orange Counties where students are enrolled in Credit Recovery, Adult Education, Core Instruction and Intervention programs.  E2020 is helping Florida students increase academic achievement and graduate from high school college and career ready.

3-105 All Middle and High School Online Learning
Luke Tevebaugh
eInstruction Consultant, eInstruction
luke.tevebaugh@einstruction.com
CPS 102 - Next steps with the Classroom Performance System (CPS.)
This session presumes a very basic understanding of CPS.  In this session we'll cover how to use ExamView content with your clickers.  We'll also look at the best ways to quickly and easily incorporate basic pieces of your curriculum (paper tests, workbooks, websites) into CPS using FastGrade.
This will prepare you to take your right next step with CPS.
4-129
LAB
All Technology
Donna Turner
Training and Implementation Specialist, Edline
dturner@edline.com
Time Saving Tips in Using GradeQuick
Get the most out of GradeQuick! Take advantage of a variety of features that will provide short cuts that will save you time, provide feedback on class performance, and let you customize your gradebook look to suit your own needs. Will also cover a quick review of basic GradeQuick steps for everyday gradebook use.
3-119 All Technology
Michele Wilbur
Education Consultant, RM Education
mwilbur@rmeducation.com
RM Easiteach Tips & Tricks
This session will show some of the lesser known or more advanced functions within RM Easiteach such as making things copiable, creating custom fonts and linking animations.
3-116 Intermediate All
Gordon Worley
Learning & Development Facilitator, FCIT USF
worley@mac.com
Beyond the Music: Educational Uses for iTunes U
iTunes is not just for music and movies.  Tango with us through educational content provided through iTunesU.  Playlist and curriculum resources by educational institutions and organizations will be the session’s focus.    As students walk though the mall or sit and relax by the pool you can’t assume they are listening to music, unless you can hear it because they are playing it loud. Some listeners play two different sources of content; one in each ear. Lectures, stories, music, and research findings are all available within iTunes U from content providers. Files formats are not limited to audio only, iTunes also supports videos and PDF file formats.     Session content will include:  1. iTunes U defined – colleges, universities, organizations, and K-12 institutions  2. How to subscribe and download files  3. Types of content and their associated icons  • Audio  • Video  • Text  4.  Resources for all  • Adult Learners  • College Students  • K-12 students  5. Notable resources aligned to various subject areas  • Arts  • Foreign Language  • Language Arts  • Mathematics  • Physical Education  • Science  • Social Studies  • More and more  6. Developing and sharing playlist as course resources  7.  District concerns  • Settings to open iTunes U while keeping the iTunes store blocked  8. Classroom management strategies  9. Professional development delivered 24/7  10.  No iPods required, content can be delivered to computers or taken with you on a portable device.
4-105 All All
Christopher Zeuli
Teacher,DeLaura Middle School
zeuli.chris@brevardschools.org
Discovery Education for Students
This session will provide teachers with the capability to create Discovery Education student accounts for all students, allowing students home access. In addition, teachers will be able to create, assign, and assess quizzes and other assignments through Discovery Education.
3-115
LAB
All All
       
       
       
       
       
       

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