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Friday, June 19
 

8:00am EDT

ActivLoudounPlus Registration
Prior to the start of #ALP15 be sure to register. If you do not register we will not be able to give you points in MyLearningPlan.com. You may also want to provide your cell phone number.... We plan on giving out prizes via text message and will also announce prize winners on Twitter. ;-)

Friday June 19, 2015 8:00am - 8:30am EDT
Rock Ridge Foyer

8:30am EDT

ActivLoudounPlus Welcome
Just a brief welcome, and information about ActivLoudounPlus #ALP15.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Speidel

Mike Speidel

Mike is a former middle school teacher as well as a school based and district-level integration specialist, instructional designer and Aerospace Educator. Currently he is a Middle School computer science facilitator for Loudoun County. He is responsible for teaching, planning, organizing... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 8:30am - 8:40am EDT
Auditorium

8:40am EDT

One to the World
Speakers
avatar for Tim Flynn

Tim Flynn

Director of Instructional Services, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 8:40am - 8:55am EDT
Auditorium

8:55am EDT

Keynote - Leveraging Mobile Devices to Transform Learning Environments
Come listen to keynote Ton Daccord speak about leveraging mobile devices to transform learning environments.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Daccord

Tom Daccord

Director, EdTech Teacher


Friday June 19, 2015 8:55am - 9:20am EDT
Auditorium

9:30am EDT

Adobe Kickbox and Student Led Problem Solving
Through the creative commons license, Adobe has made their "Kickbox" program available to the public. Kickbox is Adobe's unique problem solving/creation platform open to any employee across their brand. No idea is a bad one! Come see how this program was implemented for use with student leaders to solve school based challenges and find out how you could modify this program for use with any lesson across multiple content areas! Plus- we'll highlight how creative commons licensed content can be used in your classroom!

Speakers

Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1505

9:30am EDT

CATs in the Classroom Using Tech to bring Classroom Assessment Techniques to a new level
Looking for a new way to collect formative data? Tired of asking students to raise their hands if they know the answer to your questions? Want to be able to quickly determine what percentage of your class understands a particular topic? Come learn how to incorporate exciting, engaging, and interactive technology into your classroom. Participants will learn how to develop and use quick formative assessments with interactive sites such as Plicker, Google Forms, and Kahoots.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Jones

Phil Jones

Teacher, LCPS
avatar for Tina Paczek

Tina Paczek

Librarian, Loudoun County Public Schools


CATs docx

Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
L519

9:30am EDT

Discovering Snag-It: An Educator's most underutilized friend.
SnagIt is a software program that is installed on all LCPS AV computers and can be used to convert online videos or pictures into MP4s, WMV files, and many other formats.

SnagIt can also be used for creating screen capturing videos. Using SnagIt, educators can essentially video record a lesson of their own making using their voice, their materials, and can fit the lesson into a school appropriate timeframe. Videos such as this have a endless uses including being uploaded to VISION for student review, a place to send students who were absent, and as a window into your classroom for parents, administrators, and student teachers or mentees. SnagIt videos can also be played by substitutes for a planned absence.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Waineo

Julie Waineo

Technology Resource Assistant, Loudoun County Public Schools
I'm an Ohio native, but don't you dare talk to me about "that school down south." I completed my undergraduate degree in International Relations from Bowling Green State University then went on to the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!) to complete my Masters of Business Administration. Working... Read More →


SNAGIT pptx

Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1208

9:30am EDT

Introduction to Hour of Code for Elementary Teachers
Learn how to teach your students how to MAKE video games, not just play them. Students will learn programming skills as well as logic and reasoning. This introductory course is for new users of the "Hour of Code" site. Teachers will join the "Hour of Code" movement by writing several lines of code and move beyond the hour of code. Hour of Code is the president's initiative to bring programming skills to all American children. It is a FREE web based program that teachers may enroll their class in. Students learn from the best in "Hour of Code," as leaders in the industry such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg tell their stories and teach basic programming. Motivate your students as they program video games. Join the fun and "Get with the Program." No prerequisite skills required.

Training Access for Hour of Code: http://guest.portaportal.com/jdabb  (log in as a guest - password jdabb)  Go to the bottom of the page and click the District Training log in for the Hour of Code "Wow")(Please wait to log in until you are assigned a number)

alternative log in:

Training Access for Hour of Code:  http://studio.code.org/sections/ELUOYW   (Attendees will be assigned a number at the class - please don't log in prior to receiving your assigned number)

Sign Up your class for Hour of Code: https://code.org/

 

Material link for those without computer access or would like to teach programming without technology - http://csedweek.org/files/CSEDrobotics.pdf

(This is a great introduction to programming.)

 

Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Dabb

Jacqueline Dabb

Teacher, MEADOWLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
I am a 5th grade teacher at Meadowland Elementary School in Sterling. I love integrating technology into the curriculum and watching students "fly" with it. I would love to talk to you about the Hour of Code and getting a free computer science course in our elementary schools c... Read More →


hour of code flipchart

Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1211

9:30am EDT

Oh, My Word! How I adore pdfs!
Have you ever had a .pdf that was really interesting, but needed to be "tweaked" for your particular class? Adobe Acrobat XI has the tools to make almost any .pdf your own creation. Imagine changing just a few words to create a practice handout and several versions of a quiz in just minutes. Wow!

Speakers


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1515

9:30am EDT

Pie in the Sky or Common Sense? Using AVID Strategies in the Cloud
Pairing cloud technology and AVID's strategies may be the key to increasing student ownership of their learning and organization. The core principles of AVID align with every subject and are proven to help students retain information and engage with curriculum. Find out how to incorporate these common sense practices and align with the BYOT initiative!

Speakers
avatar for Derek Kaufman

Derek Kaufman

Instructional Facilitator for Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
GCE Level 2 Certified, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator
BK

Brittany Kelley

HS Teacher, LCPS


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1212

9:30am EDT

9:30am EDT

Flipping Classrooms Via Flipped Faculty Meetings
Leading the integration of technology into instructional practices does not have to be difficult. The use of Google Classroom (and Google apps) offers numerous oppotunities for faculty meetings to become more differentiated while increasing collaboration with team members!! This is one way that we can model different instructional strategies for our co-workers and may spark interest in other applications and/or programs.

Speakers

Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1602

9:30am EDT

Google Hangouts & Hangouts On Air -- Expand Your Reach & Engage Your Learners
Expand your reach to audiences around the globe by using Google Hangouts and Hangouts On Air (HOAs)! Learn to spruce up and customize your Hangouts & HOAs with some of the apps that are available as well. Host professional “gatherings”, family chats, online productions, morning news shows, online PD, or flipped classroom activities easily and for FREE!

Presentation Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Derek Kaufman

Derek Kaufman

Instructional Facilitator for Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
GCE Level 2 Certified, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1614

9:30am EDT

MinecraftEDU in the classroom
How would you like your students to engage in authentic learning for hours on end and pout when their instructional time is over? MinecraftEDU gives educators the power to use this highly motivational tool in their classroom. Come to this session to see how this tool gives educators the ability to leverage this environment to enhance students' learning.


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
L606

9:30am EDT

The many opportunities of using Story Creator App.
Looking for an innovative way for the students to apply, create and evaluate what they have learned in the classroom? Or maybe something more simple like remembering and understanding concepts? This is the presentation for you. Story Creator is an app that can allows you to upload photos and images. You can also record your voice. The finished products can easily be shared to others outside of the four walls of the classroom. The possibilities are endless for using this tool! It can be used across grade levels, curriculum and abilities. One of the presenters is an Self-Contained Autism teacher and has had great success using this app for sentence creation, supplying details and recognition. The other presenter is a TRT and has many ideas for incorporating this technology into classrooms throughout the school. If you have an iPad or iPhone, please bring it and download this FREE app before coming. If you don't- no problem. You will still gain a lot of information without a device on hand.


Story Creator flipchart

Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1210

9:30am EDT

Twitter 101: Harry Potter Style
Face it, you're a muggle. There's an entire wizarding world happening all around you called Twitter. You've heard about it. You may have even tried it. But you don't understand how or why it works. Why tweet? What's a hashtag and how do I use it? What is a "chat", how does it work, and why would I ever want to be involved in one? This session will take you through the basics. Not only will you learn the "hows" of Twitter, but you'll learn the "whys". Transform yourself from an ordinary person into a wizard who knows how to use the power of Twitter to your benefit. Accio participanto!

Twitter 101 - ALP15 - Google Slides

Get This Entire Presentation http://bit.ly/twitter101alp15

 

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bugaj

Christopher Bugaj

Special Education Specialist Assistive Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member of the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris co-hosts the Talking With Tech podcast featuring interviews and conversations about augmentative and alternative communication and has hosted The A.T.TIPSCAST... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Bugaj

Melissa Bugaj

Dean of Special Education, Loudoun County Public Schools
I'm the Dean of Special Ed at Loudoun Valley High School.I'll be a principal for virtual ESY this summer for Hillside Elementary.Our family produces and original children's story podcast called Night Light Stories. (www.nightlightstories.net)I like to trail run and hike with the family.My... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1604

9:30am EDT

Launching Your Makerspace: Lessons learned from Tuscarora HS Maker Faire
Tuscarora HS embarked upon creating a makerspace in the school library. They opted to host a maker faire to engage students in the centers as a dynamic learning environment in order to engage them in the planning process. Their goal? To learn which activities students want to engage in and how can they make it a vibrant part of the school for all students. The school librarians and TRT will share their lessons learned and hope to help you launch your own makerspace.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Cornwell

Cynthia Cornwell

Technology Resource Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
Edtech for formative assessment, project based learning, virtual field trips and video conferencing, podcasting, vodcasting, blogging, digital literacy, learning management systems...
avatar for Mary Pellicano

Mary Pellicano

Librarian, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1404

9:30am EDT

Plickers: A free, easy, and fun resource to use for your assessment needs.
Plickers is both a web based and an app based technology that you can use to create, perform, and instantly evaluate formative and summative assessments. All of this is completed with only a free account on the website, a free downloaded app to your tablet or phone, and the free printed Plicker cards that you give to your students. These assessments are easy to create and you can use them again. Come and leave ready to use this amazing resource in your class. This is recommended for teachers in grades 4-12.

Presentation Resources 
 

Speakers
avatar for Freyja Bergthorson

Freyja Bergthorson

Instructional Facilitator, Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
I'm Seneca Ridge Middle School's Instructional Facilitator Technology, so I provide lots of coaching around technology to individuals and groups in my school, as well as presenting during local education technology events.  In addition to my work with technology, I designed and have... Read More →
avatar for Howard Goldberg

Howard Goldberg

Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
Onward in this great journey to be a better teacher. I have been at this for 22 years. I don't always get it right and that is okay with me. The challenge to get better is awesome. I look forward to hearing from other fellow teachers and exchange ideas so that we can all help our... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
L603

9:30am EDT

Go One to the World using Deep Web Resources
Discover how to find and use the information you need to connect your students to global communities, providing authentic, problem-based learning opportunities in the world around them. Find out how to tap into the deep web and mine valuable information using LCPS subscription sources on the Internet. Learn how the library’s online resources provide quality, authoritative information from a variety of sources (reference, articles, videos, podcasts, images) formatted for research use, including tools for teachers and students


Presentation Resources


Speakers
avatar for Elaine Nuzzaco

Elaine Nuzzaco

Librarian
avatar for Mrs. Oliphant

Mrs. Oliphant

Freedom HIgh School


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1403

9:30am EDT

How do I roll out BYOT at my elementary school?
Are you ready to have your students bring their own devices to school? Come ask questions and talk to teachers, a TRT and an administrator from Guilford Elementary, one of the five elementary schools to begin BYOT this year. We will talk to you about the steps we took to ensure the successful roll-out of BYOT with our 5th graders. We will give you suggestions for implementing BYOT in your school, as well as give you examples of how individual teachers have successfully incorporated multiple types of devices in their classroom. We will share firsthand accounts of actual classroom usage, as well as suggestions for apps, websites, and activities that students have enjoyed using in class. Feel free to bring your own device so we can help you get started. Don’t miss out!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Rauch

Robert Rauch

Elementary Dean, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1406

9:30am EDT

Lighting Up The Brain!
We are in the Brain business. Come find ways to help your students stay focused longer, interact with some cool characters online and have fun. This session promises to enhance attention, reduce the wiggles, and covers all curriculum subjects. PLUS, learn what activates those brains so your job is easier! Your Administrators need to see this too. Bring your own tech device is optional.

Presentation Resources 
 

Go Noodle    https://www.gonoodle.com

Teach Train Love      http://teachtrainlove.com/20-brain-break-clips-fight-the-fidgeting/

Adventure to Fitness       http://adventuretofitness.com/ 

Brain Breaks          http://brainbreaks.blogspot.com/

More brain breaks on You Tube     https://www.youtube.com



Speakers
avatar for Mark Pankau

Mark Pankau

Health & Physical Education, Guilford ES
Mark has taught at Guilford for 22 years. He serves on the LCPS Wellness Committee re-write policy. Mark founded and directs both the Green Beans Environmental Club and the new Northwest Virginia Regional GREENetwork. He is also a certified presenter with Action Based Learning... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
L610

9:30am EDT

Online Portfolio's with 'Livebinders'
Create your own classroom textbooks, evidence documentation, ePortfolios, and more. Make it easy for your students to find and use resources in a visual context they understand. LiveBinders opens up new opportunities for collaborating, organizing, and sharing resources that were never possible before.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia McNanley

Cynthia McNanley

Transition Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1209

9:30am EDT

Trello, I must be going...
In the old days, we'd organize schedules and planning by moving sticky notes around a white board. Trello is a web-based tool that digitalizes this concept but also does a whole lot more. Trello allows teams to collaboratively plan and easily share information and resources with other staff and/or students. Students can use Trello to track their own tasks, projects, and assignments as well as collaborate with other students. Trello can even help you track and organize in your personal life. The interface is simple and intuitive. Apps are available for iPhones, iPads, Android phones and devices, Kindle Fire, and Windows 8 devices. The example discussed will show how it has been used in a secondary math environment, but the product can be used in any classroom. See how this FREE and easy-to-use tool can help you save time and improve organization, collaboration, and sharing.

www.trello.com  

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Grieser

Andrea Grieser

Math Teacher, LCPS



Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1205

9:30am EDT

Using Social Media to Extend Language Learning
Would you like to interact with your students in the target language on their "turf?" In this session you will learn the basics of the Twitter and Instagram social platforms and how they can be used to create a better connection with your students and to encourage target language use outside of the classroom. Learn about hashtag and activities and chats created by the presenter and others for Twitter and Instagram. Discover how to create your own activities/assignments for students which will encourage them to interact in the target language with you, their classmates, and others from around the world.

Speakers
avatar for Cathryn Robbins

Cathryn Robbins

Spanish Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
I teach Spanish at Brambleton Middle #CLIMB and serve as the Lead World Language Teacher.


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1510

9:30am EDT

Genius Hour - Students Choose and Share with the World
Genius hour is a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school. Join us as I share what happened in a 7th grade English classroom as students were set free to choose what they wanted to learn using tech tools that included blogging, GAFE apps and Google Classroom. Final projects will be shared, as well as all of the resources needed to start your own Genius Hour!

Presentation Resources


Speakers
avatar for Laura Rahn

Laura Rahn

Division Instructional Facilitator


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1204

9:30am EDT

Glog on the Go!
Using Glogster's app, Glog on the Go, on an iPad, learn to quickly and easily create digitally interactive posters in real time and onsite. During the workshop, you will use an iPad to create a Glog. Imagine your students using Glog on the Go to learn content, collaborate and communicate creatively as they engage in projects that will help them connect to the world.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Jespersen

Beth Jespersen

Librarian, Loudoun County Public Schools
Beth is a Library Media Specialist at John Champe High School, and faculty advisor to three clubs there : Interact, Anime and the Muslim Student Association. She has been a high school librarian in LCPS for 17 years. Prior to that, she held librarian positions in academic, corporate... Read More →
avatar for Candace Rush

Candace Rush

Library Media Specialist, Park View High School
Candace has over thirty-five years’ experience in school, public and special libraries as well as several years as a professional indexer. This experience includes starting four elementary school libraries in New Hampshire, a stint as the Children’s librarian in Connecticut and... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1401

9:30am EDT

Google Earth: Punic Wars Edition
Students use Google Earth and collaborative forums to create an interactive presentation on the Punic Wars. While gaining information through Wiki-Webquests, students have the freedom to display their knowledge on a global forum while focusing on specific SOL standards. Additionally, this new use of technology is applicable when looking at other standards such as the expansion of empires, religions, and cultural diffusion.


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1611

9:30am EDT

Web Design: Building Websites that Make Connections
Explore how to build a website using wix.com and weebly.com to learn the applications that web design can have on your classroom! The project example that will be presented is based on an in class art challenge with Art IV and AP Studio students who are tasked with building their own personal portfolio websites. You will learn how this fun and easy to use web building site can lend itself to a variety of possibilities in your own classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Horvath

Jeff Horvath

Instructional Facilitator for Technology, John Champe High School
Jeff is currently the Instructional Facilitator for Technology at John Champe High School.  Prior to working at John Champe, he was the science department chair at Briar Woods High School.  He also taught physics at Stone Bridge High School.  Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science... Read More →



Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1206

9:30am EDT

All Google-ly Eyed in the Classroom
Heard of Google classroom, but not quite sure what the all the buzz is about? Or, maybe you would like to try it out, but are not quite sure where to begin. This presentation will demonstrate how Google and its products can be integrated into your classroom. You will be introduced to various Google tools such as Google Classroom, Docs, Forms, Groups, and Slideshows. You will also be shown a sampling of other useful non-Google web applications that can be integrated as well such as Kahoot, Newsela, and Noredink. Whether you choose to try Google Classroom, or just a product or two, by the end of the hands-on presentation you will leave with a working knowledge of how to get up and running, and you will leave confident that you, too, can integrate some technology into your class.

Speakers

Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1605

9:30am EDT

Canva in the classroom!
Canva is a free web-based design program that will allow you and your students to create stunning graphics and presentations. Create projects for the web or for print in a variety of formats: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. Learn how you can use Canva for project based learning, collaboration, and for your own personal designs.!

Speakers
SG

Sara Genetin

Assistant Principal, John Champe High School


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1612

9:30am EDT

Introduction to Scratch Programming and other Coding Fun!
Have you wondered what all the hype was with the "hour of code"? Coding is the new literacy! With online Scratch software, you can program your own interactive stories and games. In the process, you will learn to solve problems, design projects, and express yourself creatively on the computer. In this introductory workshop, participants will learn what code is, write their own lines of codes, and learn some great ways to incorporate it into your class or start your own Scratch programming club!

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Clark

Stacey Clark

Instructional Facilitator, Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
This is my 12th year working in Loudoun County Schools and 7th year as TRT, now IFT. I have been an educator since 1984.   I'm glad to share and hear from you! Technology and Innovation seem to be moving at the speed of light! Being a life-long learner is just how we roll!



Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1517

9:30am EDT

Putting the Wheels on the Bus
Have you ever wanted to remove the excuse "I forgot it at home" I didn't bring my flashdrive" or "I left it n my locker" from your classroom? Then this is the presentation for you! In this presentation you'll learn how to unlock and use an extensive number of apps and items all revolving around Google. While there are several platforms like Edmodo and One Drive out there, nothing compares to the freedom and full integration of Google and Google Drive. This presentation will be for everyone from beginners to advanced folks. The only thing you need is a Gmail account, about drive and other apps; however, you'll need Google educator account to use Google Classroom. Check with your school's TRT about this.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Shewbridge

Ben Shewbridge

English
Wanna know how to wade through the muck and come up roses? Ask me how to meet the demands of 21st century learning while chillin.


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1511

9:30am EDT

Still Worth a 1000 Words: Use PowerPoint to Create Infographics as a Creative Assessment
Infographics are detailed visual representations of information, data or knowledge. Today infographics are ubiquitous. They serve as a short hand for everyday concepts. Why not utilize them as an alternative for students to process and present curriculum information quickly and clearly?
Students will utilize information, visual and technology literacies when creating the final infographic project. There is no need for special layer based image editor software or online creation tools. Text, picture, color and shape are the key elements in creating highly pleasing and informative infographics. By utilizing basic tools in PowerPoint you and your students can produce educational infographics with information collected from the curriculum and from research.

Speakers
avatar for Pat King

Pat King

Technology Resource Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
This is my twelfth year as the Technology Resource Teacher at Mountain View. This is my 29th year as an educator and have experience working at the elementary, middle, high school and collegiate levels. My educational background includes a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Social... Read More →



Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1516

9:30am EDT

Live from ActivLoudoun, It's the GREEN SCREEN APP!
Featured in "Best New Apps in Education" in iTunes. Green Screen by Do Ink makes it easy to create incredible green screen videos and images right on your iPad. With Green Screen by Do Ink, you can tell a story, explain an idea, and express yourself in truly creative and unique ways.
The green screen effect works by combining images from multiple sources into a single video. These images can come from photos or videos in your camera roll, or from the live video camera.
Use it to explain ideas visually, to make more compelling presentations, to tell stories that engage your audience.

We will show several examples of how this app can be used in the classroom and also give time for teachers to use the app. We will bring our own green screen for those who are brave enough to test it out, as well.


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1509

9:30am EDT

There’s an App for .... Creativity!
Join these elementary teachers to learn about their favorite apps which promote student creativity and collaboration in a 21st Century classroom. Presenters will share specific lessons aligned with curriculum across elementary grade levels and content areas. Participants will walk away with instructional ideas for iPad use with one iPad or a classroom set. Participants may benefit from bringing their own iPad, but this is not necessary.


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1202

9:30am EDT

Add Plickers to Your Assessment Toolbox
Isn't everyone looking for an easy, effective, informative, and immediate assessment tool for formative or summative assessments? Don't have many devices? One Apple or Android device is all you need. Plickers allows you to identify and address knowledge gaps in a safe and fun environment. Once you go through the setup process, you can get specific and individual feedback from your students in under 1 minute on any topic you can imagine. Plickers is useful for exit tickets, quick checks, or polls and will help guide your instruction. The Plickers app is available on both Apple and Android devices. We will walk you through account setup and help you design questions you can use right away.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Stanford

Laura Stanford

2nd Grade Teacher, Potowmack Elementary
I've been teaching at Potowmack Elementary in Loudoun since 2011. I have a Bachelors in Information Technology with a concentration in information security and network administration, a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education from George Mason University, and a... Read More →
avatar for Marnie Turman

Marnie Turman

2nd Grade Teacher, Potowmack Elementary
I am currently a second grade teacher at Potowmack Elementary and have also taught fourth and fifth grade. I love reading and incorporating authentic activities in reading instruction. I believe sharing our reading lives is a habit that benefits everyone no matter the age. Technology... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1609

9:30am EDT

Beamz! - An InterActive Tool for Fostering Student Engagement
The Beamz is an interactive music system that uses lasers to trigger musical instruments, sound effects, songs and more. The Beamz can be used to differentiate instruction, convey learning concepts, develop innovative therapy methods to help address sensory needs of students and much more. This session is designed for any teacher or therapist responsible for supporting the instructional goals of students with special needs and will provide an overview of the Beamz (hardware and software) and current implementation best practices within LCPS classrooms. Participants will brainstorm ideas for use within respective classrooms. Upon the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to check-out the Beamz for a one week trial period during FY16. Only those participants attending this workshop may check out the LCPS AT Beamz from the AT Lending Library.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Nichols

Mark Nichols

Special Education Supervisor of Assistive Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
Assistive Technology, Accessible Instructional Materials, Universal Design for Learning, Hiking, Photography, Car Racing, Tennis, Concerts, Coaching Baseball.
avatar for Judith Schoonover

Judith Schoonover

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
I am an occupational therapist and former elementary school teacher. For the past 11 years I have worked as a member of the LCPS Assistive Technology Team. I have authored numerous published articles and chapters, and present on the topics of school-based occupational therapy, transition... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Shipman

Jenny Shipman

Special Education Teacher, Horizon Elementary
I am very passionate about inclusion for all students, across all environments within the school setting. In trying to combine my knowledge of students with special needs and my degree in Music Therapy, I've worked closely with Horizon's music teacher, Todd Grivetti, as well as Judith... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1504

9:30am EDT

Best Practices for Best Teachers
Only pre-selected participants are to attend this session which will be offered during the FIRST TWO sessions of ActivLoudoun. Participants will begin preparation for the Beginning Teacher Institute- a 2-day event designed specifically for first year teachers.   Breakout rooms will be 1822, 1826, and the Drama Room.

Speakers

Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1819

9:30am EDT

ClassFlow - A Beginner's Perspective
ClassFlow is lesson delivery platform that you can use with the BYOT initiative. Participants will learn how ClassFlow works and how to create quick lessons they can use in class to differentiate instruction and assess student learning. They will also experience ClassFlow from the student's perspective. Even if you are not tech-savvy, this is easy to do! We tried this in math and English classes this past spring. Get a beginner's take on how to best use this and what the pros and cons are of the program.. Bring your phone, tablet, or laptop to experience ClassFlow in action.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Curran

Karen Curran

Math Department Co-Chair, Rock Ridge High School
I've taught 13 years in Maryland and 15 years in Loudoun. If you keep your expectations low I promise to do my best to meet them!


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1213

9:30am EDT

Flip the classroom: Use homework as a SGPD opportunity for formative assessment and literacy.
Make homework an affective as well as effective learning tool by using Small Group Purposeful Discussions that allow the teacher to flip the classroom and evaluate student literacy and comprehension in a formative/summative manner.

Link to presentation resources 

Speakers
avatar for Steve Young

Steve Young

Physics Teacher, LCPS
Teaching for 12 years, mostly at the high school level, some middle school. Content areas taught are Academic and Conceptual Physics, 8th Grade Science, Geometry, Algebra II. Interested in developing digital simulations of science labs.


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1507

9:30am EDT

Flipping for Beginners: Lessons Learned in Our First Year in a Flipped Classroom
More and more teachers are flipping their classrooms. We took the plunge this year and have been amazed at how much everything has changed. We are talking less and our students are thinking more! In this session, we will share some of the lessons we have learned over the course of this year and give you some tips and tricks to try and bring the flip to your students. We'll show you how to make flipped videos and how to create a basic Google form to collect responses from your students.

Speakers
avatar for Ann McCafferty

Ann McCafferty

6th Grade US History Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
L515

9:30am EDT

iCreate
We will share apps that students can use to create projects demonstrating their understanding of various standards.

Speakers
EB

Erin Broy

Loudoun County Public Schools
avatar for Cammi Mullins

Cammi Mullins

Early Childhood Education, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1608

9:30am EDT

Technolgy - Best assistant or worst nightmare? How to increase your personal productivity.
How can I take advantage of various technologies and still teach my students. Sometimes technology can absorb our time and energy depleting our limited time to work with students. In this session we will review a combination of applications and devices demonstrating their ability to enhance the classroom and increase student nagged end outside of the classroom. This will be focusing on a NON one-to-one or BYOD environment.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Van Der Linden

Gary Van Der Linden

Math 6/Accelerated Math 6/7, LCPS



Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1607

9:30am EDT

Techtastic Vocabulary Instruction
Effective vocabulary instruction plays an important role in students' literacy development and overall academic success. Do you have trouble determining which words to teach? Do you struggle to come up with interesting vocabulary lessons and activities? Are you looking for different ways to assess students' vocabulary learning? If you answered "yes" to any or all of these questions, Techtastic Vocabulary Instruction is the session for you! This presentation will cover how to choose the best words for vocabulary instruction, online tools for lesson planning and preparation, and resources for instruction and assessment.

Presentation Resources
 

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Guynn

Virginia Guynn

Substitute Hiring, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 10:15am EDT
1519

9:30am EDT

Flipped Classroom using GAFE - Double Session
Say goodbye to fill-in-the-blank notes, and hello to class time dedicated to active engagement with the content! Join us as we explore the flipped classroom model which enables you to create a self-paced environment for students to learn content and apply knowledge. Together, we will take you through the steps to create fun content videos, assess learning through traditional and game-based activities, and create a virtual classroom that works for you and your students. Resources we will cover include: GAFE, YouTube, EDpuzzle, Kahoot, Google Classroom and more!

Speakers
avatar for Gia Parrott

Gia Parrott

Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools



Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 11:10am EDT
1603

9:30am EDT

Let Your Classflow! - Double Session
Do you have a mix of classroom technology (iPads, Chromebooks, Promethean board, projector, laptop cart, etc.) that you’d like to use to their full potential? If so, join me for an interactive experience highlighting how ClassFlow, a FREE cloud-based teaching and learning platform that connects to resources you have on your local computer or in cloud storage solutions (such as Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive), gives you a place to create, store, and deliver lessons that include the ability to assess and push content to students on their web-enabled devices. We will also explore how Classflow and ActivInspire Connect!


Speakers
avatar for Penny Izquierdo

Penny Izquierdo

Education Consultant, Promethean Inc


Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 11:10am EDT
1207

9:30am EDT

Introduction of Coding in the Middle School Curriculum Using Scratch - Double Session
Get kids excited about learning while supporting the development of 21st Century Skills by incorporating coding into your curriculum. At Blue Ridge Middle School, the Coding At the Middle School (CAMS) initiative is using the MIT Scratch website to integrate coding into the sixth grade keyboarding curriculum. Using LoudounVision, a Moodle based course delivery system, students are introduced into a world of possibilities and fun while remixing projects, deciphering code in challenge activities, and building their own programs.

Speakers
avatar for Shannon Allen

Shannon Allen

Introduction to Computer Applications Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
I teach Introduction to Computer Applications at Blue Ridge Middle School.
avatar for Marnie Hawk

Marnie Hawk

Instructional Facilitator, Technology, Blue Ridge Middle School/Loudoun County
I am a native Virginian with a healthy sense of fun and I am pretty good at finding harmless trouble. I make things. I break things. I build things. I improve things. I enjoy empowering teachers and watching them learn with their students. Hanging with my friends, raising a teenage... Read More →
avatar for Keith Hicks

Keith Hicks

Technology Resource Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
Desmos (www.desmos.com) is a math resource that allows students and teachers to graph equations and find solutions easily. Integrate this into Google classroom, and you have a powerful way for students to demonstrate understanding, and easily allow teachers to assess student progress... Read More →



Friday June 19, 2015 9:30am - 11:10am EDT
1513

10:25am EDT

'Adobe Kickbox and Student Led Problem Solving'
Through the creative commons license, Adobe has made their "Kickbox" program available to the public. Kickbox is Adobe's unique problem solving/creation platform open to any employee across their brand. No idea is a bad one! Come see how this program was implemented for use with student leaders to solve school based challenges and find out how you could modify this program for use with any lesson across multiple content areas! Plus- we'll highlight how creative commons licensed content can be used in your classroom!

Speakers

Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1505

10:25am EDT

CATs in the Classroom Using Tech to bring Classroom Assessment Techniques to a new level
Looking for a new way to collect formative data? Tired of asking students to raise their hands if they know the answer to your questions? Want to be able to quickly determine what percentage of your class understands a particular topic? Come learn how to incorporate exciting, engaging, and interactive technology into your classroom. Participants will learn how to develop and use quick formative assessments with interactive sites such as Plicker, Google Forms, and Kahoots.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Jones

Phil Jones

Teacher, LCPS
avatar for Tina Paczek

Tina Paczek

Librarian, Loudoun County Public Schools


CATs docx

Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
L519

10:25am EDT

Discovering Snag-It: An Educator's most underutilized friend.
SnagIt is a software program that is installed on all LCPS AV computers and can be used to convert online videos or pictures into MP4s, WMV files, and many other formats.

SnagIt can also be used for creating screen capturing videos. Using SnagIt, educators can essentially video record a lesson of their own making using their voice, their materials, and can fit the lesson into a school appropriate timeframe. Videos such as this have a endless uses including being uploaded to VISION for student review, a place to send students who were absent, and as a window into your classroom for parents, administrators, and student teachers or mentees. SnagIt videos can also be played by substitutes for a planned absence.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Waineo

Julie Waineo

Technology Resource Assistant, Loudoun County Public Schools
I'm an Ohio native, but don't you dare talk to me about "that school down south." I completed my undergraduate degree in International Relations from Bowling Green State University then went on to the University of Michigan (GO BLUE!) to complete my Masters of Business Administration. Working... Read More →


SNAGIT pptx

Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1208

10:25am EDT

Introduction to Hour of Code for Elementary Teachers
Learn how to teach your students how to MAKE video games, not just play them. Students will learn programming skills as well as logic and reasoning. This introductory course is for new users of the "Hour of Code" site. Teachers will join the "Hour of Code" movement by writing several lines of code and move beyond the hour of code. Hour of Code is the president's initiative to bring programming skills to all American children. It is a FREE web based program that teachers may enroll their class in. Students learn from the best in "Hour of Code," as leaders in the industry such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg tell their stories and teach basic programming. Motivate your students as they program video games. Join the fun and "Get with the Program." No prerequisite skills required.

Training Access for Hour of Code: http://guest.portaportal.com/jdabb  (log in as a guest - password jdabb)  Go to the bottom of the page and click the District Training log in for the Hour of Code "Wow")(Please wait to log in until you are assigned a number)

alternative log in:

Training Access for Hour of Code:  http://studio.code.org/sections/ELUOYW   (Attendees will be assigned a number at the class - please don't log in prior to receiving your assigned number)

Sign Up your class for Hour of Code: https://code.org/

 

Material link for those without computer access or would like to teach programming without technology - http://csedweek.org/files/CSEDrobotics.pdf

(This is a great introduction to programming.)

 

Speakers
avatar for Jacqueline Dabb

Jacqueline Dabb

Teacher, MEADOWLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
I am a 5th grade teacher at Meadowland Elementary School in Sterling. I love integrating technology into the curriculum and watching students "fly" with it. I would love to talk to you about the Hour of Code and getting a free computer science course in our elementary schools c... Read More →


hour of code flipchart

Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1211

10:25am EDT

Oh, My Word! How I adore pdfs!
Have you ever had a .pdf that was really interesting, but needed to be "tweaked" for your particular class? Adobe Acrobat XI has the tools to make almost any .pdf your own creation. Imagine changing just a few words to create a practice handout and several versions of a quiz in just minutes. Wow!

Speakers


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1515

10:25am EDT

Pie in the Sky or Common Sense? Using AVID Strategies in the Cloud
Pairing cloud technology and AVID's strategies may be the key to increasing student ownership of their learning and organization. The core principles of AVID align with every subject and are proven to help students retain information and engage with curriculum. Find out how to incorporate these common sense practices and align with the BYOT initiative!

Speakers
avatar for Derek Kaufman

Derek Kaufman

Instructional Facilitator for Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
GCE Level 2 Certified, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator
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Brittany Kelley

HS Teacher, LCPS


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1212

10:25am EDT

10:25am EDT

Flipping Classrooms Via Flipped Faculty Meetings
Leading the integration of technology into instructional practices does not have to be difficult. The use of Google Classroom (and Google apps) offers numerous oppotunities for faculty meetings to become more differentiated while increasing collaboration with team members!! This is one way that we can model different instructional strategies for our co-workers and may spark interest in other applications and/or programs.

Speakers

Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1602

10:25am EDT

Google Hangouts & Hangouts On Air -- Expand Your Reach & Engage Your Learners
Expand your reach to audiences around the globe by using Google Hangouts and Hangouts On Air (HOAs)! Learn to spruce up and customize your Hangouts & HOAs with some of the apps that are available as well. Host professional “gatherings”, family chats, online productions, morning news shows, online PD, or flipped classroom activities easily and for FREE!

Presentation Resources  

Speakers
avatar for Derek Kaufman

Derek Kaufman

Instructional Facilitator for Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
GCE Level 2 Certified, Google Certified Trainer, Google Certified Innovator


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1614

10:25am EDT

MinecraftEDU in the classroom
How would you like your students to engage in authentic learning for hours on end and pout when their instructional time is over? MinecraftEDU gives educators the power to use this highly motivational tool in their classroom. Come to this session to see how this tool gives educators the ability to leverage this environment to enhance students' learning.


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
L606

10:25am EDT

The many opportunities of using Story Creator App.
Looking for an innovative way for the students to apply, create and evaluate what they have learned in the classroom? Or maybe something more simple like remembering and understanding concepts? This is the presentation for you. Story Creator is an app that can allows you to upload photos and images. You can also record your voice. The finished products can easily be shared to others outside of the four walls of the classroom. The possibilities are endless for using this tool! It can be used across grade levels, curriculum and abilities. One of the presenters is an Self-Contained Autism teacher and has had great success using this app for sentence creation, supplying details and recognition. The other presenter is a TRT and has many ideas for incorporating this technology into classrooms throughout the school. If you have an iPad or iPhone, please bring it and download this FREE app before coming. If you don't- no problem. You will still gain a lot of information without a device on hand.


Story Creator flipchart

Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1210

10:25am EDT

Twitter 101: Harry Potter Style
Face it, you're a muggle. There's an entire wizarding world happening all around you called Twitter. You've heard about it. You may have even tried it. But you don't understand how or why it works. Why tweet? What's a hashtag and how do I use it? What is a "chat", how does it work, and why would I ever want to be involved in one? This session will take you through the basics. Not only will you learn the "hows" of Twitter, but you'll learn the "whys". Transform yourself from an ordinary person into a wizard who knows how to use the power of Twitter to your benefit. Accio participanto!

Twitter 101 - ALP15 - Google Slides

Get This Entire Presentation http://bit.ly/twitter101alp15

 

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bugaj

Christopher Bugaj

Special Education Specialist Assistive Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member of the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris co-hosts the Talking With Tech podcast featuring interviews and conversations about augmentative and alternative communication and has hosted The A.T.TIPSCAST... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Bugaj

Melissa Bugaj

Dean of Special Education, Loudoun County Public Schools
I'm the Dean of Special Ed at Loudoun Valley High School.I'll be a principal for virtual ESY this summer for Hillside Elementary.Our family produces and original children's story podcast called Night Light Stories. (www.nightlightstories.net)I like to trail run and hike with the family.My... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1604

10:25am EDT

Launching Your Makerspace: Lessons learned from Tuscarora HS Maker Faire
Tuscarora HS embarked upon creating a makerspace in the school library. They opted to host a maker faire to engage students in the centers as a dynamic learning environment in order to engage them in the planning process. Their goal? To learn which activities students want to engage in and how can they make it a vibrant part of the school for all students. The school librarians and TRT will share their lessons learned and hope to help you launch your own makerspace.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Cornwell

Cynthia Cornwell

Technology Resource Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
Edtech for formative assessment, project based learning, virtual field trips and video conferencing, podcasting, vodcasting, blogging, digital literacy, learning management systems...
avatar for Mary Pellicano

Mary Pellicano

Librarian, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1404

10:25am EDT

Plickers: A free, easy, and fun resource to use for your assessment needs.
Plickers is both a web based and an app based technology that you can use to create, perform, and instantly evaluate formative and summative assessments. All of this is completed with only a free account on the website, a free downloaded app to your tablet or phone, and the free printed Plicker cards that you give to your students. These assessments are easy to create and you can use them again. Come and leave ready to use this amazing resource in your class. This is recommended for teachers in grades 4-12.

Presentation Resources
 

Speakers
avatar for Freyja Bergthorson

Freyja Bergthorson

Instructional Facilitator, Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
I'm Seneca Ridge Middle School's Instructional Facilitator Technology, so I provide lots of coaching around technology to individuals and groups in my school, as well as presenting during local education technology events.  In addition to my work with technology, I designed and have... Read More →
avatar for Howard Goldberg

Howard Goldberg

Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
Onward in this great journey to be a better teacher. I have been at this for 22 years. I don't always get it right and that is okay with me. The challenge to get better is awesome. I look forward to hearing from other fellow teachers and exchange ideas so that we can all help our... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
L603

10:25am EDT

Go One to the World using Deep Web Resources
Discover how to find and use the information you need to connect your students to global communities, providing authentic, problem-based learning opportunities in the world around them. Find out how to tap into the deep web and mine valuable information using LCPS subscription sources on the Internet. Learn how the library’s online resources provide quality, authoritative information from a variety of sources (reference, articles, videos, podcasts, images) formatted for research use, including tools for teachers and students

Presentation Resources


Speakers
avatar for Elaine Nuzzaco

Elaine Nuzzaco

Librarian


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1403

10:25am EDT

How do I roll out BYOT at my elementary school?
Are you ready to have your students bring their own devices to school? Come ask questions and talk to teachers, a TRT and an administrator from Guilford Elementary, one of the five elementary schools to begin BYOT this year. We will talk to you about the steps we took to ensure the successful roll-out of BYOT with our 5th graders. We will give you suggestions for implementing BYOT in your school, as well as give you examples of how individual teachers have successfully incorporated multiple types of devices in their classroom. We will share firsthand accounts of actual classroom usage, as well as suggestions for apps, websites, and activities that students have enjoyed using in class. Feel free to bring your own device so we can help you get started. Don’t miss out!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Rauch

Robert Rauch

Elementary Dean, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1406

10:25am EDT

Lighting Up The Brain!
We are in the Brain business. Come find ways to help your students stay focused longer, interact with some cool characters online and have fun. This session promises to enhance attention, reduce the wiggles, and covers all curriculum subjects. PLUS, learn what activates those brains so your job is easier! Your Administrators need to see this too. Bring your own tech device is optional.

Presentation Resources 
 

Go Noodle    https://www.gonoodle.com

Teach Train Love      http://teachtrainlove.com/20-brain-break-clips-fight-the-fidgeting/

Adventure to Fitness       http://adventuretofitness.com/ 

Brain Breaks          http://brainbreaks.blogspot.com/

More brain breaks on You Tube     https://www.youtube.com


Speakers
avatar for Mark Pankau

Mark Pankau

Health & Physical Education, Guilford ES
Mark has taught at Guilford for 22 years. He serves on the LCPS Wellness Committee re-write policy. Mark founded and directs both the Green Beans Environmental Club and the new Northwest Virginia Regional GREENetwork. He is also a certified presenter with Action Based Learning... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
L610

10:25am EDT

Online Portfolio's with 'Livebinders'
Create your own classroom textbooks, evidence documentation, ePortfolios, and more. Make it easy for your students to find and use resources in a visual context they understand. LiveBinders opens up new opportunities for collaborating, organizing, and sharing resources that were never possible before.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia McNanley

Cynthia McNanley

Transition Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1209

10:25am EDT

Trello, I must be going...
In the old days, we'd organize schedules and planning by moving sticky notes around a white board. Trello is a web-based tool that digitalizes this concept but also does a whole lot more. Trello allows teams to collaboratively plan and easily share information and resources with other staff and/or students. Students can use Trello to track their own tasks, projects, and assignments as well as collaborate with other students. Trello can even help you track and organize in your personal life. The interface is simple and intuitive. Apps are available for iPhones, iPads, Android phones and devices, Kindle Fire, and Windows 8 devices. The example discussed will show how it has been used in a secondary math environment, but the product can be used in any classroom. See how this FREE and easy-to-use tool can help you save time and improve organization, collaboration, and sharing.

www.trello.com 

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Grieser

Andrea Grieser

Math Teacher, LCPS



Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1205

10:25am EDT

Using Social Media to Extend Language Learning
Would you like to interact with your students in the target language on their "turf?" In this session you will learn the basics of the Twitter and Instagram social platforms and how they can be used to create a better connection with your students and to encourage target language use outside of the classroom. Learn about hashtag and activities and chats created by the presenter and others for Twitter and Instagram. Discover how to create your own activities/assignments for students which will encourage them to interact in the target language with you, their classmates, and others from around the world.

Speakers
avatar for Cathryn Robbins

Cathryn Robbins

Spanish Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
I teach Spanish at Brambleton Middle #CLIMB and serve as the Lead World Language Teacher.


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1510

10:25am EDT

Genius Hour - Students Choose and Share with the World
Genius hour is a movement that allows students to explore their own passions and encourages creativity in the classroom. It provides students a choice in what they learn during a set period of time during school. Join us as I share what happened in a 7th grade English classroom as students were set free to choose what they wanted to learn using tech tools that included blogging, GAFE apps and Google Classroom. Final projects will be shared, as well as all of the resources needed to start your own Genius Hour!

Presentation Resources
 

Speakers
avatar for Laura Rahn

Laura Rahn

Division Instructional Facilitator


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1204

10:25am EDT

Google Earth: Punic Wars Edition
Students use Google Earth and collaborative forums to create an interactive presentation on the Punic Wars. While gaining information through Wiki-Webquests, students have the freedom to display their knowledge on a global forum while focusing on specific SOL standards. Additionally, this new use of technology is applicable when looking at other standards such as the expansion of empires, religions, and cultural diffusion.


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1611

10:25am EDT

Web Design: Building Websites that Make Connections
Explore how to build a website using wix.com and weebly.com to learn the applications that web design can have on your classroom! The project example that will be presented is based on an in class art challenge with Art IV and AP Studio students who are tasked with building their own personal portfolio websites. You will learn how this fun and easy to use web building site can lend itself to a variety of possibilities in your own classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Horvath

Jeff Horvath

Instructional Facilitator for Technology, John Champe High School
Jeff is currently the Instructional Facilitator for Technology at John Champe High School.  Prior to working at John Champe, he was the science department chair at Briar Woods High School.  He also taught physics at Stone Bridge High School.  Jeff earned his Bachelor of Science... Read More →



Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1206

10:25am EDT

All Google-ly Eyed in the Classroom
Heard of Google classroom, but not quite sure what the all the buzz is about? Or, maybe you would like to try it out, but are not quite sure where to begin. This presentation will demonstrate how Google and its products can be integrated into your classroom. You will be introduced to various Google tools such as Google Classroom, Docs, Forms, Groups, and Slideshows. You will also be shown a sampling of other useful non-Google web applications that can be integrated as well such as Kahoot, Newsela, and Noredink. Whether you choose to try Google Classroom, or just a product or two, by the end of the hands-on presentation you will leave with a working knowledge of how to get up and running, and you will leave confident that you, too, can integrate some technology into your class.

Speakers

Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1605

10:25am EDT

Canva in the classroom!
Canva is a free web-based design program that will allow you and your students to create stunning graphics and presentations. Create projects for the web or for print in a variety of formats: blog graphics, presentations, Facebook covers, flyers, posters, invitations and so much more. Learn how you can use Canva for project based learning, collaboration, and for your own personal designs.!

Speakers
SG

Sara Genetin

Assistant Principal, John Champe High School


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1612

10:25am EDT

Introduction to Scratch Programming and other Coding Fun!
Have you wondered what all the hype was with the "hour of code"? Coding is the new literacy! With online Scratch software, you can program your own interactive stories and games. In the process, you will learn to solve problems, design projects, and express yourself creatively on the computer. In this introductory workshop, participants will learn what code is, write their own lines of codes, and learn some great ways to incorporate it into your class or start your own Scratch programming club!

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Clark

Stacey Clark

Instructional Facilitator, Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
This is my 12th year working in Loudoun County Schools and 7th year as TRT, now IFT. I have been an educator since 1984.   I'm glad to share and hear from you! Technology and Innovation seem to be moving at the speed of light! Being a life-long learner is just how we roll!



Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1517

10:25am EDT

Putting the Wheels on the Bus
Have you ever wanted to remove the excuse "I forgot it at home" I didn't bring my flashdrive" or "I left it n my locker" from your classroom? Then this is the presentation for you! In this presentation you'll learn how to unlock and use an extensive number of apps and items all revolving around Google. While there are several platforms like Edmodo and One Drive out there, nothing compares to the freedom and full integration of Google and Google Drive. This presentation will be for everyone from beginners to advanced folks. The only thing you need is a Gmail account, about drive and other apps; however, you'll need Google educator account to use Google Classroom. Check with your school's TRT about this.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Shewbridge

Ben Shewbridge

English
Wanna know how to wade through the muck and come up roses? Ask me how to meet the demands of 21st century learning while chillin.


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1511

10:25am EDT

Still Worth a 1000 Words: Use PowerPoint to Create Infographics as a Creative Assessment
Infographics are detailed visual representations of information, data or knowledge. Today infographics are ubiquitous. They serve as a short hand for everyday concepts. Why not utilize them as an alternative for students to process and present curriculum information quickly and clearly?
Students will utilize information, visual and technology literacies when creating the final infographic project. There is no need for special layer based image editor software or online creation tools. Text, picture, color and shape are the key elements in creating highly pleasing and informative infographics. By utilizing basic tools in PowerPoint you and your students can produce educational infographics with information collected from the curriculum and from research.

Speakers
avatar for Pat King

Pat King

Technology Resource Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
This is my twelfth year as the Technology Resource Teacher at Mountain View. This is my 29th year as an educator and have experience working at the elementary, middle, high school and collegiate levels. My educational background includes a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Social... Read More →



Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1516

10:25am EDT

Live from ActivLoudoun, It's the GREEN SCREEN APP!
Featured in "Best New Apps in Education" in iTunes. Green Screen by Do Ink makes it easy to create incredible green screen videos and images right on your iPad. With Green Screen by Do Ink, you can tell a story, explain an idea, and express yourself in truly creative and unique ways.
The green screen effect works by combining images from multiple sources into a single video. These images can come from photos or videos in your camera roll, or from the live video camera.
Use it to explain ideas visually, to make more compelling presentations, to tell stories that engage your audience.

We will show several examples of how this app can be used in the classroom and also give time for teachers to use the app. We will bring our own green screen for those who are brave enough to test it out, as well.


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1509

10:25am EDT

There’s an App for .... Creativity!
Join these elementary teachers to learn about their favorite apps which promote student creativity and collaboration in a 21st Century classroom. Presenters will share specific lessons aligned with curriculum across elementary grade levels and content areas. Participants will walk away with instructional ideas for iPad use with one iPad or a classroom set. Participants may benefit from bringing their own iPad, but this is not necessary.


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1202

10:25am EDT

Add Plickers to Your Assessment Toolbox
Isn't everyone looking for an easy, effective, informative, and immediate assessment tool for formative or summative assessments? Don't have many devices? One Apple or Android device is all you need. Plickers allows you to identify and address knowledge gaps in a safe and fun environment. Once you go through the setup process, you can get specific and individual feedback from your students in under 1 minute on any topic you can imagine. Plickers is useful for exit tickets, quick checks, or polls and will help guide your instruction. The Plickers app is available on both Apple and Android devices. We will walk you through account setup and help you design questions you can use right away.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Stanford

Laura Stanford

2nd Grade Teacher, Potowmack Elementary
I've been teaching at Potowmack Elementary in Loudoun since 2011. I have a Bachelors in Information Technology with a concentration in information security and network administration, a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education from George Mason University, and a... Read More →
avatar for Marnie Turman

Marnie Turman

2nd Grade Teacher, Potowmack Elementary
I am currently a second grade teacher at Potowmack Elementary and have also taught fourth and fifth grade. I love reading and incorporating authentic activities in reading instruction. I believe sharing our reading lives is a habit that benefits everyone no matter the age. Technology... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1609

10:25am EDT

Beamz! - An InterActive Tool for Fostering Student Engagement
The Beamz is an interactive music system that uses lasers to trigger musical instruments, sound effects, songs and more. The Beamz can be used to differentiate instruction, convey learning concepts, develop innovative therapy methods to help address sensory needs of students and much more. This session is designed for any teacher or therapist responsible for supporting the instructional goals of students with special needs and will provide an overview of the Beamz (hardware and software) and current implementation best practices within LCPS classrooms. Participants will brainstorm ideas for use within respective classrooms. Upon the conclusion of this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to check-out the Beamz for a one week trial period during FY16. Only those participants attending this workshop may check out the LCPS AT Beamz from the AT Lending Library.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Nichols

Mark Nichols

Special Education Supervisor of Assistive Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
Assistive Technology, Accessible Instructional Materials, Universal Design for Learning, Hiking, Photography, Car Racing, Tennis, Concerts, Coaching Baseball.
avatar for Judith Schoonover

Judith Schoonover

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
I am an occupational therapist and former elementary school teacher. For the past 11 years I have worked as a member of the LCPS Assistive Technology Team. I have authored numerous published articles and chapters, and present on the topics of school-based occupational therapy, transition... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Shipman

Jenny Shipman

Special Education Teacher, Horizon Elementary
I am very passionate about inclusion for all students, across all environments within the school setting. In trying to combine my knowledge of students with special needs and my degree in Music Therapy, I've worked closely with Horizon's music teacher, Todd Grivetti, as well as Judith... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1504

10:25am EDT

Best Practices for Best Teachers
Only pre-selected participants are to attend this session which will be offered during the FIRST TWO sessions of ActivLoudoun. Participants will begin preparation for the Beginning Teacher Institute- a 2-day event designed specifically for first year teachers.  Breakout rooms will be 1822, 1826, and the Drama Room.

Speakers

Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1819

10:25am EDT

ClassFlow - A Beginner's Perspective
ClassFlow is lesson delivery platform that you can use with the BYOT initiative. Participants will learn how ClassFlow works and how to create quick lessons they can use in class to differentiate instruction and assess student learning. They will also experience ClassFlow from the student's perspective. Even if you are not tech-savvy, this is easy to do! We tried this in math and English classes this past spring. Get a beginner's take on how to best use this and what the pros and cons are of the program.. Bring your phone, tablet, or laptop to experience ClassFlow in action.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Curran

Karen Curran

Math Department Co-Chair, Rock Ridge High School
I've taught 13 years in Maryland and 15 years in Loudoun. If you keep your expectations low I promise to do my best to meet them!


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1213

10:25am EDT

Flip the classroom: Use homework as a SGPD opportunity for formative assessment and literacy.
Make homework an affective as well as effective learning tool by using Small Group Purposeful Discussions that allow the teacher to flip the classroom and evaluate student literacy and comprehension in a formative/summative manner.

Link to presentation resources 

Speakers
avatar for Steve Young

Steve Young

Physics Teacher, LCPS
Teaching for 12 years, mostly at the high school level, some middle school. Content areas taught are Academic and Conceptual Physics, 8th Grade Science, Geometry, Algebra II. Interested in developing digital simulations of science labs.


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1507

10:25am EDT

Flipping for Beginners: Lessons Learned in Our First Year in a Flipped Classroom
More and more teachers are flipping their classrooms. We took the plunge this year and have been amazed at how much everything has changed. We are talking less and our students are thinking more! In this session, we will share some of the lessons we have learned over the course of this year and give you some tips and tricks to try and bring the flip to your students. We'll show you how to make flipped videos and how to create a basic Google form to collect responses from your students.

Speakers
avatar for Ann McCafferty

Ann McCafferty

6th Grade US History Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
L515

10:25am EDT

iCreate
We will share apps that students can use to create projects demonstrating their understanding of various standards.

Speakers
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Erin Broy

Loudoun County Public Schools
avatar for Cammi Mullins

Cammi Mullins

Early Childhood Education, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1608

10:25am EDT

Technolgy - Best assistant or worst nightmare? How to increase your personal productivity.
How can I take advantage of various technologies and still teach my students. Sometimes technology can absorb our time and energy depleting our limited time to work with students. In this session we will review a combination of applications and devices demonstrating their ability to enhance the classroom and increase student nagged end outside of the classroom. This will be focusing on a NON one-to-one or BYOD environment.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Van Der Linden

Gary Van Der Linden

Math 6/Accelerated Math 6/7, LCPS



Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1607

10:25am EDT

Techtastic Vocabulary Instruction
Effective vocabulary instruction plays an important role in students' literacy development and overall academic success. Do you have trouble determining which words to teach? Do you struggle to come up with interesting vocabulary lessons and activities? Are you looking for different ways to assess students' vocabulary learning? If you answered "yes" to any or all of these questions, Techtastic Vocabulary Instruction is the session for you! This presentation will cover how to choose the best words for vocabulary instruction, online tools for lesson planning and preparation, and resources for instruction and assessment.

Presentation Resources
 

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Guynn

Virginia Guynn

Substitute Hiring, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1519

10:25am EDT

Glog on the Go!
Using Glogster's app, Glog on the Go, on an iPad, learn to quickly and easily create digitally interactive posters in real time and onsite. During the workshop, you will use an iPad to create a Glog. Imagine your students using Glog on the Go to learn content, collaborate and communicate creatively as they engage in projects that will help them connect to the world.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Jespersen

Beth Jespersen

Librarian, Loudoun County Public Schools
Beth is a Library Media Specialist at John Champe High School, and faculty advisor to three clubs there : Interact, Anime and the Muslim Student Association. She has been a high school librarian in LCPS for 17 years. Prior to that, she held librarian positions in academic, corporate... Read More →
avatar for Candace Rush

Candace Rush

Library Media Specialist, Park View High School
Candace has over thirty-five years’ experience in school, public and special libraries as well as several years as a professional indexer. This experience includes starting four elementary school libraries in New Hampshire, a stint as the Children’s librarian in Connecticut and... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 10:25am - 11:10am EDT
1401

11:20am EDT

Mobile Makerspaces and Fun STEM Activities for School Year and Summer Camp Programs
Learn how to incorporate STEM projects and hands-on activities into science and math while effectively integrating technology tools. Discover ideas for planning, organizing and implementing a schoolwide STEM program, STEM nights and STEM summer camps. Combine discovery, exploration, hands-on building activities and the design process. And find out how makerspace environments encourage students to collaborate and demonstrate creative thinking and problem solving while sparking their interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Come see Beebot coding activities and all kinds of robots that engage students, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Briggs

Laura Briggs

Cedar Lane Elementary
avatar for Robert Marple

Robert Marple

Principal, Loudoun County Public Schools
Principal, Cedar Lane Elementary, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1202

11:20am EDT

Reading & Writing Strategies Jeopardy Style
In contemporary education the skills of reading and writing continue to be critical areas of need. This presentation will discuss a variety of tools already present within your school that can be immediately implemented to help students achieve reading and writing goals. Participants in this workshop will learn and discuss proven tools and strategies to help structure the writing process, practice reading fluency, teach spelling, and improve overall literacy. Philosophies behind the methodologies for each tool and strategy will be discussed. This session will be conducted in a Jeopardy-style format where participants will be encouraged to play along by answering questions. Every participant will find themselves a winner by learning how to help support students in becoming better readers and writers.

Presentation Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bugaj

Christopher Bugaj

Special Education Specialist Assistive Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member of the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris co-hosts the Talking With Tech podcast featuring interviews and conversations about augmentative and alternative communication and has hosted The A.T.TIPSCAST... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1604

11:20am EDT

OneNote Book to Rule them All!
Tired of building muscles lugging all those notebooks home to grade? Come see how OneNote (a part of Office 365) can simplify your load by taking all your student notebooks to the cloud. OneNote Classroom Notebook creator, not only allows you to create digital interactive notebooks, but it takes the "Interactive Notebook" to a whole new level where students can take assessments that allow for immediate feedback, easily pull full color graphics and research from the Internet, translate worksheets for English Language Learners, make content searchable and viewable from any device, and much more. Come see the power of OneNote in the Classroom with a demonstration of an upper elementary Interactive Notebook that has been imported and improved using OneNote Classroom Notebook Creator.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Clark

Heidi Clark

4th Grade Teacher
avatar for JJ Ferrell

JJ Ferrell

Dean, LCPS


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1505

11:20am EDT

One-to-the-World: Books for Benghazi Pays it Forward
Books for Benghazi was a one-to-the-world campaign spearheaded by Farmwell Station Middle School Reading Specialist Lisa Brunson, ELL teacher Shahrazad Kablan, and Language Arts teacher Natalie Beamer.
Books for Benghazi was a cross curriculum focused on addressing reading, writing, communication, research, and media literacy. Students connected with world issues and challenges faced by students from Libya who are out of school due to the war. Through the use of technology resources including a webquest, social media, and a Skype discussion with constitution expert from Libya, students analyzed problems and formulated solutions to help.
Student led the creation of advertisement literature and collected over 2400 books. They participated in a school-wide bookmark contest, morning show, and social media campaign through Twitter and school website.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Beamer

Natalie Beamer

English Teacher, Farmwell Station Middle School & Virtual Loudoun HS
avatar for Shahrazad Kablan

Shahrazad Kablan

ELL/English Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
Fund for Teachers Fellow 2017


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1212

11:20am EDT

Amazing Tools for School Success!
You will be astounded at the treasure trove of resources you currently have available on your classroom computers! Would your students benefit from voice recording their thoughts before initiating the writing process? Did you know that every computer has software that will read any digital text aloud? There are many wonderful resources right at your fingertips. This workshop will provide participants with a hands on experience with tools that they can use in the classroom right away. Differentiate instruction and easily Universally Design your learning environment for all students!

Link to presentation resources!  

Speakers
avatar for Karen Dietrich

Karen Dietrich

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
I love to ride my Harley, if you have one let me know!


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
L518

11:20am EDT

More Than an iPad on Steroids: ActivTables increase Creativity and Collaboration in the Classroom
Project-based learning, virtual field trips, manipulating data and information on a surface; but more importantly, collaboration, connectivity, and creativity are the primary skills that students build upon when using the Promethean ActivTable in their classrooms. In order to build on 21st century skills and aptitudes with technology in the classroom, using the ActivTable in conjunction with BYOT devices and our Office 365 and VISION capabilities, students can enter the workforce or the next step of their academic career ahead of the proverbial curve.

Nick Grzeda, once English teacher, now turned Technology Resource Teacher, will take teachers on a brief tour on Rock Ridge High School's three ActivTables showing them the different aspects of the table, have them create activities on the Activity Builder website, and upload and use these activities. He will furthermore, give teachers resources, by subject, to use on their own ActivTable.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Grzeda

Nicholas Grzeda

Supervisor, Computer Science, Loudoun County Public Schools
Nick Grzeda is the Supervisor for Computer Science in Loudoun County Public Schools. From 2016-2020, Nick was a Digital Integration Specialist in the Office of Educational Technology and was responsible for managing VISION (LCPS instance of Moodle); leading division-wide initiatives... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1130

11:20am EDT

Using BYOD for Science Labs Using Java Applets
Using Java Applets from University of Colorado to do virtual science labs on laptops and other digital devices. this eliminates the conflict for use of school technology resources and compete for lab equipment. The applets can be used as demonstrations or part of a quantitative inquiry lab. Students are able to setup the lab quickly, do not have to worry about introduced errors, and are given a safer environment in which to learn.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Young

Steve Young

Physics Teacher, LCPS
Teaching for 12 years, mostly at the high school level, some middle school. Content areas taught are Academic and Conceptual Physics, 8th Grade Science, Geometry, Algebra II. Interested in developing digital simulations of science labs.


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1507

11:20am EDT

Communication Made Easy!
You will learn to use a free program called Remind that can be used to text or email students and parents. Also, I will show you how to use a Google Form to collect data from your parents and students to help you communicate quickly and efficiently.

Speakers
avatar for Lucille Shoop

Lucille Shoop

Spanish Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1404

11:20am EDT

Flipping a Team Taught Geometry Class
Have you ever thought about flipping your classroom? This presentation will briefly explain what one team taught flipped classroom looks like. We will discuss that advantages and challenges of this format of instruction. We will go into detail showing how to use ActivInspire to create videos that students can watch outside of class on a variety of devices.

Speakers
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Casey Frederick

Potomac Falls High School


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1204

11:20am EDT

Rule School and Stay Organized with Microsoft One Note
Do you want to empower students to keep materials organized, take exceptional notes, and collaborate with peers? If so, jump into the cloud with us and explore how Microsoft OneNote will enable students to take amazing notes, edit collaboratively in real time, and access course materials from any device. In addition, learn how you can upload activities to a student's digital notebook, provide immediate feedback and score all without using a single piece of paper. Today's students were born ready; are you?

During the session we will walk you through navigating OneNote. We will show you how to manage digital class notebooks. We will explain how OneNote makes it easier for students to keep track of, complete and turn in assignments. Remember to bring your own device.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Kunk

Aaron Kunk

Teacher, Rock Ridge High School
Music teacher at Rock Ridge High School. Twitter: @GuitarKunk Insta: @rrh_guitar


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1211

11:20am EDT

Google Drive and You: A Guide for Teachers
Come learn how to use Google to manage your data, grading, and student achievement. Learn how to set students and teachers up for success in the digital age. You will learn how to create effective, eye-pleasing data charts, Google forms, grading checklists and more. All you need is access to the internet and a Google account.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Harbert

Matt Harbert

Instructional Facilitator of Technology, Rolling Ridge Elementary, Loudoun County Public Schools, VA
Matthew Harbert is the IFT at Rolling Ridge Elementary in Sterling, VA. This is his second year in this role. He was a third grade teacher for four years and has worked in education for 10years. Matthew is a strong advocate for personalized learning in his school. He is a Google Certified... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1515

11:20am EDT

Tips to Flip, Mix & Communicate
Considering a flip? Looking for tools you can easily integrate into the classroom? Want to communicate more with your students beyond the classroom? This session will show you free tools you can use to flip, mix up your teaching, and communicate effectively with your students & their parents. Includes Remind, Quizlet, Weebly and more.

Presentation Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Molly Rippa

Molly Rippa

Instructional Facilitator, Technology, Potomac Falls HS-LCPS
Google Certified Educator Level 1 & Level 2



Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1402

11:20am EDT

Microsoft Office 365 - Take Collaboration to the Level with OneNote
OneNote is the tool you have been waiting for! In this session, we will do a deep dive into OneNote to discover all of the really great features that you can tailor to fit the needs of your classroom. OneNote encourages collaboration and communication with students, teachers and parents to influence student outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Tayo Jackson

Tayo Jackson

Technology Strategist, Microsoft
Tayo Jackson is the Technology Strategist in Microsoft Education supporting Washington DC, Maryland and Delaware. Since joining Microsoft, Tayo has led numerous teacher training events focused on influencing student outcomes with Microsoft solutions. She has also recently been invited... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1207

11:20am EDT

QR Codes in the Secondary Math Classroom
What in the world is a QR code and how can it be used to enhance instruction? This session will offer hands-on practice with creating QR codes as well as ideas for implementing them in a variety of ways. The focus will be on how QR codes could be used in a secondary math classroom, though the ideas could be applied to all subject areas and grade levels. Please download the QR Reader app (through SCAN; it's free!) prior to the session.

Link to presentation resources!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson

Librarian, Loudoun County Public Schools
Sarah has been a librarian at John Champe High School since 2014. She previously served as the librarian at Buffalo Trail Elementary for 3 years. In her two very different roles as an elementary and then a high school librarian, Sarah has been passionate about helping students and... Read More →
avatar for Juliet Kenny

Juliet Kenny

Assistant Principal, LCPS


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1608

11:20am EDT

What is the Google Classroom? How do I use it with my students?
Google Classroom helps teachers create, assign, and collect student classwork and homework paperlessly. With Google Classroom, teachers can seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Google Drive, and Gmail to create assignments, provide feedback for in progress and completed work, and communicate with their students directly and with whole class announcements--all without using a single piece of paper. Students can work on assignments in Google Docs and turn it in with a few clicks.
When teachers create assignments, folders are automatically created in Google Drive for each student. They can choose to share a single document (like project instructions), or automatically make a copy for each student (like a project template). They can see who has completed the work at a glance and assign grades. Students can easily see due dates on their assignments page, so they can stay organized and submit work on time.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Maxvill

Lisa Maxvill

Business Education Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
I want to get CyberSecurity Lessons I can use in my classroom and learn how to implement CyberSecurity Lessons for Middle School students to be uploaded on the Google Classroom, where students receive access from the internet anywhere in the world.Here is why I like using the GOOGLE... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
L515

11:20am EDT

Augment your lessons with Augmented Reality
Make your lessons POP with Augmented Reality and other cool apps you can integrate, as we  peek into AR and 3D worlds like Aurasma, NASA Spacecraft 3D, Corinth Micro Plant, Photospheres, Layar and lots more!

Speakers
avatar for Pauline Burkett

Pauline Burkett

Instructional Facilitator, Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
avatar for Joe Schwarz

Joe Schwarz

Instructional Designer, Virtual Loudoun
I am the Instructional Designer for Virtual Loudoun.  Virtual Loudoun offers online courses through Schoology using content that is aligned to the Standards of Learning to offer new educational opportunities to students. These courses present educational material and credit courses... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1403

11:20am EDT

Genius Hour
Genius Hour is the opportunity for students, for one hour each week, to study a topic of their choice (project based learning at it's finest). This session will show step by step strategies to help students find topics, record progress, find sources, and finally, share their project with the world. 7th graders at Harmony Middle School produced the following Genius Hour projects: created a soccer ball, learned Welsh, conducted a study on beauty, led an anti-bullying campaign, documented their genealogy, and convinced the principal to provide healthier lunches and much more!. With a grant that provided 25 Chromebooks, students were able to research, create, and share their projects with the world. One student said,'Even though this hasn’t been the easiest project, it was the most fun.' By far, the most engaging instructional process in a 30+ year career!

Presentation Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Susan McGilvray

Susan McGilvray

Teacher Librarian, Harmony Middle School
I am a teacher librarian at Harmony Middle School in Loudoun County. I am also a Co-Director of the Shenandoah Valley Writing Project in Winchester, Virginia.


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1516

11:20am EDT

Let's get to the SharePoint!

This session offers different insights into SharePoint as a tool to collaborate and make tasks easier/faster.  Two Technology Resource Teachers will present their sites and explain how their schools are using this Microsoft tool.  One DTS representative will also be in the room to answer any questions that may arise. 


Speakers
avatar for Kahla Lose

Kahla Lose

Division Instructional Facilitator, Loudoun County Public Schools



Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
L606

11:20am EDT

Liven Up Your Class With A Wax Museum Research Project
Tired of the same old boring research reports? Do you want to energize your students with a fun research project? Liven up your classroom with this project-based authentic learning activity! Students research a person and instead of writing a traditional report, they become their living wax figure! Your students will not only research and learn about their person's life, but share their knowledge as the classroom transforms into a living wax museum. This project can be easily adapted to all grade levels and all subject areas. Intrigued? Come to this presentation to find out more and start to plan your own project.

Presentation Resources 

Speakers

Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1609

11:20am EDT

No time for a field trip? Help your students transport themselves to Rome, Greece, or even back in time to the Civil War!
Participants will learn how to incorporate iPad apps, such as Tellagami and iMovie trailers to help students enhance classroom presentations, improve assessment performance and allow students to share knowledge out to the world. Hands-on workshop product, performance, task or exhibition for the world.

Speakers
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Kimberly Dempsey

Assistant Principal
avatar for Deb Haynie

Deb Haynie

Instructional Facilitator, Technology, Hillside Elementary
I am a National Board Certified teacher and this is my 21st year in education. I have taught both upper and lower elementary. I am currently the Instructional Facilitator, Technology at Hillside Elementary. I love learning about and sharing anything that enhances best practices in... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1602

11:20am EDT

The Flipped Classroom with Shadow Puppet and ScreenChomp
Give students the power to take charge of their own learning. Come find out how two apps, Shadow Puppet and ScreenChomp, can help flip your classroom by giving the students the ability to create lessons and assess learning across all subject areas.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Agosta

Molly Agosta

IFT, Catoctin Elementary School
avatar for Megan Cannon

Megan Cannon

IFT, LCPS



Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1611

11:20am EDT

Things Go Better with Music!
Are you musically and movement challenged, but want to put more in your Classroom? We can help. We'll show you how to incorporate video and audio music into your instruction, across all content. Research shows a strong correlation between music, movement and learning. Plus it's fun! This will be geared for K-2 classrooms, but all elementary teachers, special educators and ELL teachers are welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Clark

Stacey Clark

Instructional Facilitator, Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
This is my 12th year working in Loudoun County Schools and 7th year as TRT, now IFT. I have been an educator since 1984.   I'm glad to share and hear from you! Technology and Innovation seem to be moving at the speed of light! Being a life-long learner is just how we roll!


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1517

11:20am EDT

You'll Flip With Office Mix and Sway
Come to this session to see how easy it is to flip your existing lessons using Microsoft tools. Even better, you already own these tools, they're FREE! Marty will demonstrate how to use these tools to convert existing content into web based lessons, including assessments! You'll be able to use what you learn immediately!

Speakers
avatar for Jill Sitnick

Jill Sitnick

Modern Learning Specialist, Microsoft
Jill runs the Microsoft Education Training Partner Program and is your go to person when it comes to professional development resources and opportunities in Microsoft.
avatar for Marty Smith

Marty Smith

Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft
As the Account Technology Strategist for Microsoft Education, Marty helps customers understand how our newest technologies can help university IT organizations be more efficient, productive and better support the educational mission of the overall university.


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1205

11:20am EDT

Using Planbook.com in Everyday Planning
Learn how to use planbook.com for everyday lesson planning. Planbook.com is a web based lesson planning application that allows you to create schedules, lesson plans and lesson templates to be accessed from any on line computer or device. Learn how to create schedules, share lessons and the hidden tricks to the application. You will have the opportunity to sign up for a 30 day trial during the session.

Speakers
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Stacy Horenberger

Special Education Case Manager, Cedar Lane Elementary


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1209

11:20am EDT

Benefit of Using Online Assessment Tool (Exittix.com) in the Classroom
ExitTicket is a free tool that aims to provide personalized instruction and targeted interventions by helping teachers track student understanding through formative assessments. This online tool makes it possible for teachers to quickly assess whether students are absorbing a lesson in real time. Teachers can adjust instruction during the course of a class by either reviewing material that students are tripping over or speeding up if they understanding the points. Teachers can see a dashboard of student results in real time; teachers can also share that view with students. ExitTicket also saves student performance so that students and teachers can monitor progress.

Speakers
avatar for Woon Oh

Woon Oh

Math Teacher, Riverside High School
I'm a math teacher at Riverside High School. I have been adopting many technologies in my classroom and find them very useful in enhancing my daily instruction and assessment. I want to share my experience and knowledge and learn other ideas from different teachers.



Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1206

11:20am EDT

ClassFlow in the Classroom
Plan, instruct, engage, assess, and provide immediate feedback. ClassFlow includes ALL of these in an easy to use, web-based program that can be used by students on any device (ipads, chromebooks, laptops, etc.). Learn how to use ClassFlow in your classroom!

Speakers

Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1610

11:20am EDT

Flipping the Classroom
Do you want to engage your students for 100% of your class time? "Flipping the classroom" is becoming a more popular method of instruction. After two years of implementing this strategy in our math classes, we have seen significant increases in our students' engagement, learning, and motivation. Learn how to create and edit your own tutorials and how to make the best use of this strategy in your classroom.

Flipping Notes 

Speakers
avatar for Alina Marsh

Alina Marsh

Park View High School



Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1510

11:20am EDT

g(Math) in the Classroom
What’s g(Math)? Incorporate this add-on for Google Sheets and Docs to insert Math expressions, graphs, and hand annotations as images into the documents.

Speakers
avatar for Rene Grady

Rene Grady

Special Education Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1504

11:20am EDT

Mobile Devices in the Foreign Language Classroom
Students show up to our rooms every day with cell phones. Why not put them to use? This workshop is for Foreign Language teachers who are interested in using mobile devices. Come for ideas on how to use handhelds in the classroom.

Speakers
SG

Shannon Graham

Teacher, LCPS



Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1406

11:20am EDT

Project-Based Learning - The Literacy Artifact Project
Come see how one group of students demonstrated their learning this year by creating movies that tell their "Literacy Journeys." Students incorporated reading, writing, speaking and digital skills to show the world how they have grown over the course of the school year.

Presentation Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Laura Gray

Laura Gray

Reading Specialist, Loudoun County High School
I adore literacy and technology! Professional development keeps my teaching sharp. I presented at ActivLoudoun about creating projects with MovieMaker. Connect with me on twitter: @literatewoman


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1614

11:20am EDT

Use Plickers With Student Collaborative Pairs
We will be demonstrating the use of the app Plickers as a fun and engaging tool for review and formative assessment. Plickers connects your smart phone to the Promethean Board. Students respond using cards similar to QR cards to answer questions that the teacher creates. Students enjoy seeing the instantaneous results being displayed on the screen. Teachers can use their cell phone to see how each student responds to the question. We will be demonstrating how differentiation can be used with Plickers through discussion of each question.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Evans

Lisa Evans

Resource Teacher, Ashburn Elementary


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
L519

11:20am EDT

Read, Write Gold for elementary school students.
This overview and hands on practice of Read, Write, Gold tools that can be integrated into the lower elementary classroom.

Speakers

Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1603

11:20am EDT

Changing the Course: 21st Century Learning Design
Are you hesitant about trying 21st Century Learning Design? We were too! What we found is that planning and executing cross curricular lessons with content based around SOL’s and a real world problem is easier than you might think. Come to find out what we learned, what we would change, and how this type of teaching can be done with a whole team, within a department, or even as an individual.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ivory

Mary Ivory

Librarian, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
1401

11:20am EDT

Digital Storytelling with Pixie
Have your students turn their stories into digital masterpieces. Using Pixie we will create short stories with illustrations and a recorded voice. Perfect for students who prefer to tell stories over writing them down.


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 12:05pm EDT
L603

11:20am EDT

onTRAC AMS Item Creation Workshop - Double Session
An in-depth look at each test item format, including technology enhanced items and constructed response test items, provided by Interactive Achievement. Participants will learn how to create hot spot, fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, and constructed response test items through hands-on exercises. Participants will also learn the process of adding images to test items as well as tagging the test items to the appropriate cognitive level in Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Smith

Sara Smith

Client Services Manager, Interactive Achievement, LLC


Friday June 19, 2015 11:20am - 1:00pm EDT
1213

12:15pm EDT

Mobile Makerspaces and Fun STEM Activities for School Year and Summer Camp Programs
Learn how to incorporate STEM projects and hands-on activities into science and math while effectively integrating technology tools. Discover ideas for planning, organizing and implementing a schoolwide STEM program, STEM nights and STEM summer camps. Combine discovery, exploration, hands-on building activities and the design process. And find out how makerspace environments encourage students to collaborate and demonstrate creative thinking and problem solving while sparking their interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Come see Beebot coding activities and all kinds of robots that engage students, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Briggs

Laura Briggs

Cedar Lane Elementary
avatar for Robert Marple

Robert Marple

Principal, Loudoun County Public Schools
Principal, Cedar Lane Elementary, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1202

12:15pm EDT

Reading & Writing Strategies Jeopardy Style
In contemporary education the skills of reading and writing continue to be critical areas of need. This presentation will discuss a variety of tools already present within your school that can be immediately implemented to help students achieve reading and writing goals. Participants in this workshop will learn and discuss proven tools and strategies to help structure the writing process, practice reading fluency, teach spelling, and improve overall literacy. Philosophies behind the methodologies for each tool and strategy will be discussed. This session will be conducted in a Jeopardy-style format where participants will be encouraged to play along by answering questions. Every participant will find themselves a winner by learning how to help support students in becoming better readers and writers.

Presentation Resources

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bugaj

Christopher Bugaj

Special Education Specialist Assistive Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member of the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris co-hosts the Talking With Tech podcast featuring interviews and conversations about augmentative and alternative communication and has hosted The A.T.TIPSCAST... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1604

12:15pm EDT

OneNote Book to Rule them All!
Tired of building muscles lugging all those notebooks home to grade? Come see how OneNote (a part of Office 365) can simplify your load by taking all your student notebooks to the cloud. OneNote Classroom Notebook creator, not only allows you to create digital interactive notebooks, but it takes the "Interactive Notebook" to a whole new level where students can take assessments that allow for immediate feedback, easily pull full color graphics and research from the Internet, translate worksheets for English Language Learners, make content searchable and viewable from any device, and much more. Come see the power of OneNote in the Classroom with a demonstration of an upper elementary Interactive Notebook that has been imported and improved using OneNote Classroom Notebook Creator.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Clark

Heidi Clark

4th Grade Teacher
avatar for JJ Ferrell

JJ Ferrell

Dean, LCPS


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1505

12:15pm EDT

One-to-the-World: Books for Benghazi Pays it Forward
Books for Benghazi was a one-to-the-world campaign spearheaded by Farmwell Station Middle School Reading Specialist Lisa Brunson, ELL teacher Shahrazad Kablan, and Language Arts teacher Natalie Beamer.
Books for Benghazi was a cross curriculum focused on addressing reading, writing, communication, research, and media literacy. Students connected with world issues and challenges faced by students from Libya who are out of school due to the war. Through the use of technology resources including a webquest, social media, and a Skype discussion with constitution expert from Libya, students analyzed problems and formulated solutions to help.
Student led the creation of advertisement literature and collected over 2400 books. They participated in a school-wide bookmark contest, morning show, and social media campaign through Twitter and school website.

Speakers
avatar for Natalie Beamer

Natalie Beamer

English Teacher, Farmwell Station Middle School & Virtual Loudoun HS
avatar for Shahrazad Kablan

Shahrazad Kablan

ELL/English Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
Fund for Teachers Fellow 2017


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1212

12:15pm EDT

Amazing Tools for School Success!
You will be astounded at the treasure trove of resources you currently have available on your classroom computers! Would your students benefit from voice recording their thoughts before initiating the writing process? Did you know that every computer has software that will read any digital text aloud? There are many wonderful resources right at your fingertips. This workshop will provide participants with a hands on experience with tools that they can use in the classroom right away. Differentiate instruction and easily Universally Design your learning environment for all students!

Link to presentation resources!  

Speakers
avatar for Karen Dietrich

Karen Dietrich

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
I love to ride my Harley, if you have one let me know!


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
L518

12:15pm EDT

More Than an iPad on Steroids: ActivTables increase Creativity and Collaboration in the Classroom
Project-based learning, virtual field trips, manipulating data and information on a surface; but more importantly, collaboration, connectivity, and creativity are the primary skills that students build upon when using the Promethean ActivTable in their classrooms. In order to build on 21st century skills and aptitudes with technology in the classroom, using the ActivTable in conjunction with BYOT devices and our Office 365 and VISION capabilities, students can enter the workforce or the next step of their academic career ahead of the proverbial curve.

Nick Grzeda, once English teacher, now turned Technology Resource Teacher, will take teachers on a brief tour on Rock Ridge High School's three ActivTables showing them the different aspects of the table, have them create activities on the Activity Builder website, and upload and use these activities. He will furthermore, give teachers resources, by subject, to use on their own ActivTable.

Speakers
avatar for Nicholas Grzeda

Nicholas Grzeda

Supervisor, Computer Science, Loudoun County Public Schools
Nick Grzeda is the Supervisor for Computer Science in Loudoun County Public Schools. From 2016-2020, Nick was a Digital Integration Specialist in the Office of Educational Technology and was responsible for managing VISION (LCPS instance of Moodle); leading division-wide initiatives... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1130

12:15pm EDT

Using BYOD for Science Labs Using Java Applets
Using Java Applets from University of Colorado to do virtual science labs on laptops and other digital devices. this eliminates the conflict for use of school technology resources and compete for lab equipment. The applets can be used as demonstrations or part of a quantitative inquiry lab. Students are able to setup the lab quickly, do not have to worry about introduced errors, and are given a safer environment in which to learn.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Young

Steve Young

Physics Teacher, LCPS
Teaching for 12 years, mostly at the high school level, some middle school. Content areas taught are Academic and Conceptual Physics, 8th Grade Science, Geometry, Algebra II. Interested in developing digital simulations of science labs.


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1507

12:15pm EDT

Communication Made Easy!
You will learn to use a free program called Remind that can be used to text or email students and parents. Also, I will show you how to use a Google Form to collect data from your parents and students to help you communicate quickly and efficiently.

Speakers
avatar for Lucille Shoop

Lucille Shoop

Spanish Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1404

12:15pm EDT

Flipping a Team Taught Geometry Class
Have you ever thought about flipping your classroom? This presentation will briefly explain what one team taught flipped classroom looks like. We will discuss that advantages and challenges of this format of instruction. We will go into detail showing how to use ActivInspire to create videos that students can watch outside of class on a variety of devices.

Speakers
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Casey Frederick

Potomac Falls High School


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1204

12:15pm EDT

Rule School and Stay Organized with Microsoft One Note
Do you want to empower students to keep materials organized, take exceptional notes, and collaborate with peers? If so, jump into the cloud with us and explore how Microsoft OneNote will enable students to take amazing notes, edit collaboratively in real time, and access course materials from any device. In addition, learn how you can upload activities to a student's digital notebook, provide immediate feedback and score all without using a single piece of paper. Today's students were born ready; are you?

During the session we will walk you through navigating OneNote. We will show you how to manage digital class notebooks. We will explain how OneNote makes it easier for students to keep track of, complete and turn in assignments. Remember to bring your own device.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Kunk

Aaron Kunk

Teacher, Rock Ridge High School
Music teacher at Rock Ridge High School. Twitter: @GuitarKunk Insta: @rrh_guitar


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1211

12:15pm EDT

Google Drive and You: A Guide for Teachers
Come learn how to use Google to manage your data, grading, and student achievement. Learn how to set students and teachers up for success in the digital age. You will learn how to create effective, eye-pleasing data charts, Google forms, grading checklists and more. All you need is access to the internet and a Google account.

Speakers
avatar for Matt Harbert

Matt Harbert

Instructional Facilitator of Technology, Rolling Ridge Elementary, Loudoun County Public Schools, VA
Matthew Harbert is the IFT at Rolling Ridge Elementary in Sterling, VA. This is his second year in this role. He was a third grade teacher for four years and has worked in education for 10years. Matthew is a strong advocate for personalized learning in his school. He is a Google Certified... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1515

12:15pm EDT

Tips to Flip, Mix & Communicate
Considering a flip? Looking for tools you can easily integrate into the classroom? Want to communicate more with your students beyond the classroom? This session will show you free tools you can use to flip, mix up your teaching, and communicate effectively with your students & their parents. Includes Remind, Quizlet, Weebly and more.

Presentation Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Molly Rippa

Molly Rippa

Instructional Facilitator, Technology, Potomac Falls HS-LCPS
Google Certified Educator Level 1 & Level 2



Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1402

12:15pm EDT

Microsoft Office 365 - Take Collaboration to the Level with OneNote
OneNote is the tool you have been waiting for! In this session, we will do a deep dive into OneNote to discover all of the really great features that you can tailor to fit the needs of your classroom. OneNote encourages collaboration and communication with students, teachers and parents to influence student outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Tayo Jackson

Tayo Jackson

Technology Strategist, Microsoft
Tayo Jackson is the Technology Strategist in Microsoft Education supporting Washington DC, Maryland and Delaware. Since joining Microsoft, Tayo has led numerous teacher training events focused on influencing student outcomes with Microsoft solutions. She has also recently been invited... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1207

12:15pm EDT

QR Codes in the Secondary Math Classroom
What in the world is a QR code and how can it be used to enhance instruction? This session will offer hands-on practice with creating QR codes as well as ideas for implementing them in a variety of ways. The focus will be on how QR codes could be used in a secondary math classroom, though the ideas could be applied to all subject areas and grade levels. Please download the QR Reader app (through SCAN; it's free!) prior to the session.

Link to presentation resources! 

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson

Librarian, Loudoun County Public Schools
Sarah has been a librarian at John Champe High School since 2014. She previously served as the librarian at Buffalo Trail Elementary for 3 years. In her two very different roles as an elementary and then a high school librarian, Sarah has been passionate about helping students and... Read More →
avatar for Juliet Kenny

Juliet Kenny

Assistant Principal, LCPS


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1608

12:15pm EDT

What is the Google Classroom? How do I use it with my students?
Google Classroom helps teachers create, assign, and collect student classwork and homework paperlessly. With Google Classroom, teachers can seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Google Drive, and Gmail to create assignments, provide feedback for in progress and completed work, and communicate with their students directly and with whole class announcements--all without using a single piece of paper. Students can work on assignments in Google Docs and turn it in with a few clicks.
When teachers create assignments, folders are automatically created in Google Drive for each student. They can choose to share a single document (like project instructions), or automatically make a copy for each student (like a project template). They can see who has completed the work at a glance and assign grades. Students can easily see due dates on their assignments page, so they can stay organized and submit work on time.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Maxvill

Lisa Maxvill

Business Education Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
I want to get CyberSecurity Lessons I can use in my classroom and learn how to implement CyberSecurity Lessons for Middle School students to be uploaded on the Google Classroom, where students receive access from the internet anywhere in the world.Here is why I like using the GOOGLE... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
L515

12:15pm EDT

Augment your lessons with Augmented Reality
Make your lessons POP with Augmented Reality and other cool apps you can integrate, as we  peek into AR and 3D worlds like Aurasma, NASA Spacecraft 3D, Corinth Micro Plant, Photospheres, Layar and lots more!

Speakers
avatar for Pauline Burkett

Pauline Burkett

Instructional Facilitator, Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
avatar for Joe Schwarz

Joe Schwarz

Instructional Designer, Virtual Loudoun
I am the Instructional Designer for Virtual Loudoun.  Virtual Loudoun offers online courses through Schoology using content that is aligned to the Standards of Learning to offer new educational opportunities to students. These courses present educational material and credit courses... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1403

12:15pm EDT

Genius Hour
Genius Hour is the opportunity for students, for one hour each week, to study a topic of their choice (project based learning at it's finest). This session will show step by step strategies to help students find topics, record progress, find sources, and finally, share their project with the world. 7th graders at Harmony Middle School produced the following Genius Hour projects: created a soccer ball, learned Welsh, conducted a study on beauty, led an anti-bullying campaign, documented their genealogy, and convinced the principal to provide healthier lunches and much more!. With a grant that provided 25 Chromebooks, students were able to research, create, and share their projects with the world. One student said,'Even though this hasn’t been the easiest project, it was the most fun.' By far, the most engaging instructional process in a 30+ year career!

Presentation Resources  

Speakers
avatar for Susan McGilvray

Susan McGilvray

Teacher Librarian, Harmony Middle School
I am a teacher librarian at Harmony Middle School in Loudoun County. I am also a Co-Director of the Shenandoah Valley Writing Project in Winchester, Virginia.


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1516

12:15pm EDT

Let's get to the SharePoint!

This session offers different insights into SharePoint as a tool to collaborate and make tasks easier/faster.  Two Technology Resource Teachers will present their sites and explain how their schools are using this Microsoft tool.  One DTS representative will also be in the room to answer any questions that may arise. 


Speakers
avatar for Kahla Lose

Kahla Lose

Division Instructional Facilitator, Loudoun County Public Schools



Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
L606

12:15pm EDT

Liven Up Your Class With A Wax Museum Research Project
Tired of the same old boring research reports? Do you want to energize your students with a fun research project? Liven up your classroom with this project-based authentic learning activity! Students research a person and instead of writing a traditional report, they become their living wax figure! Your students will not only research and learn about their person's life, but share their knowledge as the classroom transforms into a living wax museum. This project can be easily adapted to all grade levels and all subject areas. Intrigued? Come to this presentation to find out more and start to plan your own project.

Presentation Resources  

Speakers

Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1609

12:15pm EDT

No time for a field trip? Help your students transport themselves to Rome, Greece, or even back in time to the Civil War!
Participants will learn how to incorporate iPad apps, such as Tellagami and iMovie trailers to help students enhance classroom presentations, improve assessment performance and allow students to share knowledge out to the world. Hands-on workshop product, performance, task or exhibition for the world.

Speakers
KD

Kimberly Dempsey

Assistant Principal
avatar for Deb Haynie

Deb Haynie

Instructional Facilitator, Technology, Hillside Elementary
I am a National Board Certified teacher and this is my 21st year in education. I have taught both upper and lower elementary. I am currently the Instructional Facilitator, Technology at Hillside Elementary. I love learning about and sharing anything that enhances best practices in... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1602

12:15pm EDT

The Flipped Classroom with Shadow Puppet and ScreenChomp
Give students the power to take charge of their own learning. Come find out how two apps, Shadow Puppet and ScreenChomp, can help flip your classroom by giving the students the ability to create lessons and assess learning across all subject areas.

Speakers
avatar for Molly Agosta

Molly Agosta

IFT, Catoctin Elementary School
avatar for Megan Cannon

Megan Cannon

IFT, LCPS



Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1611

12:15pm EDT

Things Go Better with Music!
Are you musically and movement challenged, but want to put more in your Classroom? We can help. We'll show you how to incorporate video and audio music into your instruction, across all content. Research shows a strong correlation between music, movement and learning. Plus it's fun! This will be geared for K-2 classrooms, but all elementary teachers, special educators and ELL teachers are welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Clark

Stacey Clark

Instructional Facilitator, Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
This is my 12th year working in Loudoun County Schools and 7th year as TRT, now IFT. I have been an educator since 1984.   I'm glad to share and hear from you! Technology and Innovation seem to be moving at the speed of light! Being a life-long learner is just how we roll!


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1517

12:15pm EDT

You'll Flip With Office Mix and Sway
Come to this session to see how easy it is to flip your existing lessons using Microsoft tools. Even better, you already own these tools, they're FREE! Marty will demonstrate how to use these tools to convert existing content into web based lessons, including assessments! You'll be able to use what you learn immediately!

Speakers
avatar for Jill Sitnick

Jill Sitnick

Modern Learning Specialist, Microsoft
Jill runs the Microsoft Education Training Partner Program and is your go to person when it comes to professional development resources and opportunities in Microsoft.
avatar for Marty Smith

Marty Smith

Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft
As the Account Technology Strategist for Microsoft Education, Marty helps customers understand how our newest technologies can help university IT organizations be more efficient, productive and better support the educational mission of the overall university.


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1205

12:15pm EDT

Using Planbook.com in Everyday Planning
Learn how to use planbook.com for everyday lesson planning. Planbook.com is a web based lesson planning application that allows you to create schedules, lesson plans and lesson templates to be accessed from any on line computer or device. Learn how to create schedules, share lessons and the hidden tricks to the application. You will have the opportunity to sign up for a 30 day trial during the session.

Speakers
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Stacy Horenberger

Special Education Case Manager, Cedar Lane Elementary


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1209

12:15pm EDT

Benefit of Using Online Assessment Tool (Exittix.com) in the Classroom
ExitTicket is a free tool that aims to provide personalized instruction and targeted interventions by helping teachers track student understanding through formative assessments. This online tool makes it possible for teachers to quickly assess whether students are absorbing a lesson in real time. Teachers can adjust instruction during the course of a class by either reviewing material that students are tripping over or speeding up if they understanding the points. Teachers can see a dashboard of student results in real time; teachers can also share that view with students. ExitTicket also saves student performance so that students and teachers can monitor progress.

Speakers
avatar for Woon Oh

Woon Oh

Math Teacher, Riverside High School
I'm a math teacher at Riverside High School. I have been adopting many technologies in my classroom and find them very useful in enhancing my daily instruction and assessment. I want to share my experience and knowledge and learn other ideas from different teachers.



Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1206

12:15pm EDT

ClassFlow in the Classroom
Plan, instruct, engage, assess, and provide immediate feedback. ClassFlow includes ALL of these in an easy to use, web-based program that can be used by students on any device (ipads, chromebooks, laptops, etc.). Learn how to use ClassFlow in your classroom!

Speakers

Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1610

12:15pm EDT

Flipping the Classroom
Do you want to engage your students for 100% of your class time? "Flipping the classroom" is becoming a more popular method of instruction. After two years of implementing this strategy in our math classes, we have seen significant increases in our students' engagement, learning, and motivation. Learn how to create and edit your own tutorials and how to make the best use of this strategy in your classroom.

Flipping Notes

Speakers
avatar for Alina Marsh

Alina Marsh

Park View High School



Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1510

12:15pm EDT

g(Math) in the Classroom
What’s g(Math)? Incorporate this add-on for Google Sheets and Docs to insert Math expressions, graphs, and hand annotations as images into the documents.

Speakers
avatar for Rene Grady

Rene Grady

Special Education Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1504

12:15pm EDT

Mobile Devices in the Foreign Language Classroom
Students show up to our rooms every day with cell phones. Why not put them to use? This workshop is for Foreign Language teachers who are interested in using mobile devices. Come for ideas on how to use handhelds in the classroom.

Speakers
SG

Shannon Graham

Teacher, LCPS



Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1406

12:15pm EDT

Project-Based Learning - The Literacy Artifact Project
Come see how one group of students demonstrated their learning this year by creating movies that tell their "Literacy Journeys." Students incorporated reading, writing, speaking and digital skills to show the world how they have grown over the course of the school year.

Presentation Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Laura Gray

Laura Gray

Reading Specialist, Loudoun County High School
I adore literacy and technology! Professional development keeps my teaching sharp. I presented at ActivLoudoun about creating projects with MovieMaker. Connect with me on twitter: @literatewoman


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1614

12:15pm EDT

Use Plickers With Student Collaborative Pairs
We will be demonstrating the use of the app Plickers as a fun and engaging tool for review and formative assessment. Plickers connects your smart phone to the Promethean Board. Students respond using cards similar to QR cards to answer questions that the teacher creates. Students enjoy seeing the instantaneous results being displayed on the screen. Teachers can use their cell phone to see how each student responds to the question. We will be demonstrating how differentiation can be used with Plickers through discussion of each question.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Evans

Lisa Evans

Resource Teacher, Ashburn Elementary


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
L519

12:15pm EDT

Read, Write Gold for elementary school students.
This overview and hands on practice of Read, Write, Gold tools that can be integrated into the lower elementary classroom.

Speakers

Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1603

12:15pm EDT

Changing the Course: 21st Century Learning Design
Are you hesitant about trying 21st Century Learning Design? We were too! What we found is that planning and executing cross curricular lessons with content based around SOL’s and a real world problem is easier than you might think. Come to find out what we learned, what we would change, and how this type of teaching can be done with a whole team, within a department, or even as an individual.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ivory

Mary Ivory

Librarian, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
1401

12:15pm EDT

Digital Storytelling with Pixie
Have your students turn their stories into digital masterpieces. Using Pixie we will create short stories with illustrations and a recorded voice. Perfect for students who prefer to tell stories over writing them down.


Friday June 19, 2015 12:15pm - 1:00pm EDT
L603

1:10pm EDT

EdCamps and Unconferences: What Are They All About?
Have you heard a lot of buzz about EdCamps or Unconferences? Are you interested? Confused? Wondering what they are all about? Come and unravel the mystery while participating in one.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Haseltine

Michelle Haseltine

Middle School Teacher, Brambleton Middle School
avatar for JB Reynolds

JB Reynolds

IFT, Eagle Ridge MS


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1516 & 1511

1:10pm EDT

Pinning All Grades
How many times have you seen a great idea & bookmarked the page only to never find it again? Do you need a private way to communicate with parents about progress that includes pictures, movies or audio? Are you interested in project based learning, stud by portfolios or a teacher doing VAAP? You can do all of this with Pinterest. And, because Pinterest has a free app, it can be accessed via mobile phone, a definite bonus in a bring-your-own-device environment! Learn about ways to collaborate with your professional learning network, create student portfolios, and encourage virtual learning with Pinterest.

Presentation Resources


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1507

1:10pm EDT

Blog About Books!
Learn how a Librarian and a fourth grade teacher partnered on a One Book, One Community project that involved a book discussion blog and an author visit via Skype. Participants will learn how they were able to get a book into the hands of each and every fourth grader in our school, and how they were able to get them to participate in an online discussion about the book via Edublogs. If you want to move your book clubs to a virtual environment or get your students engaged in literature, this is the session for you!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Cieslak

Kelly Cieslak

Librarian, Cedar Lane Elementary School
I've just finished my sixth year with LCPS and my second year as a Librarian at Cedar Lane Elementary School. I'd love to hear what programs and apps teachers and Librarians have found work really well for them. I'd also love to find ways to partner with other schools on projects... Read More →
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Heather Day

5th Grade Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1212

1:10pm EDT

1:10pm EDT

Save Paper and GLOG On!
Are you tired of students bringing in crinkled, rolled up posters? Not anymore! Say goodbye to posters, and hello to GLOGSTER. Pack online learning with the powerful Web 2.0 tool to strengthen content delivery, engagement, and demonstrations through assessments. Wade through Glogster for effective application.

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Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1402

1:10pm EDT

Survive and Thrive in the 21st Century: An Interactive Panel
Today's students can expect to have as many as 20 jobs, most in different fields, during their lifetimes. How do we teach them 21st century skills that are transferable to real life? This interactive panel discussion will rely heavily on the perspectives and questions from attendees in regards to project based learning. The panelists will include teachers, students, and support staff who can provide their perspective on how schools can best support students to thrive in their world starting now!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Haft

Laura Haft

Librarian - Farmwell Station Middle School, Loudoun County Public Schools
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Sandra Hood

Librarian, Farmwell Station
avatar for Brian Peters

Brian Peters

Loudoun County Public Schools
Advocate for Project-Based Learning which helps students develop 21st century skills


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1208

1:10pm EDT

Promoting the 'Hour of Code' Locally and Nationally
Come learn about sharing the joy and passion of computer programming with your elementary and middle school students. You’ll be experiencing the Hour of Code movement and learning how to do some drag and drop programming. If your kids can do it, so can you! We’ll be sharing with you various websites that you can visit to enhance this experience for your students.

Speakers
avatar for April Tennant

April Tennant

Technology Resource Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools



Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1209

1:10pm EDT

Virtual Field Trips in a BYOT Classroom
In this Virtual Field Trip, students will learn about Volcanoes and Geography of the Hawaiian Islands; will Skype with a Hawaii National Park Ranger, and will engage in using BYOT devices to allow for interactivity with the presenter as well data collection of prior/post conference competencies.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Cornwell

Cynthia Cornwell

Technology Resource Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
Edtech for formative assessment, project based learning, virtual field trips and video conferencing, podcasting, vodcasting, blogging, digital literacy, learning management systems...
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Daniel Hearlihy

Technology Resource Teacher, Forest Grove Elementary School


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1606

1:10pm EDT

Like a Good Neighbor, Demos is Here!
Finding ways for students to discover connections between graphical and algebraic representations is made easier by the Desmos.com software online. Desmos.com allows access to a free graphing calculator online for students and teachers. Teaching students how quadratic and linear graphs are transformed can be easily demonstrated using the online software. Math 6/7 to Calculus can benefit from the use of Demos.com with regards to graphing equations, finding solutions, and determining lines and curves of best fit. As students become more accustomed to the online calculator, programming can become more advanced and students can experiment with equations of lines. Presenters will demonstrate the use of the online calculator for multiple levels of mathematics and ways that pre-made lessons on the Desmos.com website can be integrated into your classroom tomorrow!

Speakers
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Felix Colaciello

Math Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1519

1:10pm EDT

Tools to enhance integration of our PBL and OTTW initiative at Cedar Lane ES.
The Cedar Lane Team looked at enhancing our PBL and OTTW initiatives by engaging students, utilizing all available resources and focusing on an integrated approach, taking full advantage of the talents and insights in our building. Our Team looks forward to sharing this journey with you.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Marple

Robert Marple

Principal, Loudoun County Public Schools
Principal, Cedar Lane Elementary, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1206

1:10pm EDT

BYOT at the Middle School: How We Planned, Began, and What We Learned
As LCPS begins to implement BYOT county-wide, learn from Lunsford’s experience. We thoughtfully prepared our staff, students, and parents, identified and overcame challenges, and continue to work to solve them to develop an extensive, successful BYOT program.

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Bonnie Archer

Loudoun County Public Schools
avatar for Angela Couse

Angela Couse

Librarian, Loudoun County Public Schools
Loudoun County Schools
avatar for Michelle Schwartz

Michelle Schwartz

Instructional Facilitator, Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1509

1:10pm EDT

Making Math Not a Bore...Websites, Games, Apps, and More!
Are you interested in learning more about how to explore mathematics using interactive websites and apps on your Promethean, computer, or iPad? If so, then this is the presentation for you! We’ll share some of the most engaging mathematics websites as well as ideas on how to incorporate them into your classroom instruction. Multiple representations, fact automaticity & fluency, and problem solving activities will be highlighted. We will also share some formative assessment ideas that you can use to monitor how your students are doing with these activities

Speakers
avatar for Micki Crouse

Micki Crouse

K-12 LCPS Math Specialist
avatar for Kristin Kuntz

Kristin Kuntz

7th Grade Math Teacher, Blue Ridge Middle School/Loudoun County Public Schools
I have taught in Loudoun County since 2003. I’ve taught second, fifth, sixth, and seventh grades. I also spent two years as a math resource teacher.I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. I also earned a Master’s of Education... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1517

1:10pm EDT

Beyond Goodreads: E-Tools for Readers
Your students always have their phones. Make sure they always have it loaded with a great book through the bevy of e-book titles available for free courtesy of LCPS and Loudoun County Public Library. We'll also discuss electronic resources that help readers--from the avid to the struggling--find books they actually want to read as well as ways to use social media to build a community of readers in your classroom or school.

Link to presentation resources! 

Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Britto

Kathleen Britto

Librarian
Kathleen Britto is in her fifth year as a librarian at Park View High School. Prior to joining the team at PVHS, Kathleen worked for six years in teen services with Loudoun County Public Library, and before that, spent five years as a school librarian at the elementary level in North... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1602

1:10pm EDT

Conducting Formative Assessments with Technology
Teachers will watch demonstrations and participate in using technology for formative assessments using applications such as Socrative, Google Classroom, Brain Pop, IXL, Poll Everywhere and more.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson

Loudoun County Public Schools
avatar for Cheryl Golden

Cheryl Golden

Teacher, LCPS
I have been teaching for over 19 years with the last 15 at Seneca Ridge MS. I have had the honor of becoming National Board Certified and I serve on the Va Association of Teachers of English state board. I love working with middle school students and delivering PD for teachers... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1404

1:10pm EDT

Edmodo: Make Your Classroom a Community
Presenter will lead participants through the logistics of the social learning platform, edmodo.com. Edmodo provides teachers and students with a secure, easy, and paperless way to post classroom materials, share links and videos, and access assignments and grades. Teachers can grade work that students have submitted digitally and include rubrics and specific comments for students. Edmodo also allows teachers and students the ability to store and share all forms of digital content – blogs, links, pictures, video, documents, presentations, and more. Edmodo allows students to send and receive messages via email or text, so teachers and students can communicate easily through the world of technology. Edmodo also allows teachers to connect to other educators to share resources and materials. Presenter will share many practical uses for instruction, how to avoid potential problems, and how students have responded to using edmodo.

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Speakers
avatar for Jeannie Jens

Jeannie Jens

Potomac Falls High School


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
L603

1:10pm EDT

Reach for the Stars with A Classroom in the Cloud
Come and see how a general education and a special education teacher use a cloud-based classroom to collaborate and differentiate to motivate and drive the success of all their students. The session will include an introduction to Google Classroom as well as demonstrations of how these teachers use it in both their shared and individual classrooms. Participants should bring their device in order to participate as a student in a Google Classroom created for this workshop.


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1603

1:10pm EDT

What's This Funny Box Mean? - Using QR Codes in the Elementary Classroom
Having students engaged in learning is ideal. But achieving this can be difficult at times. Enter QR codes! QR codes have so many uses in the classroom, from providing a way to self-check assignments to adding an element of fun to providing a way for students to learn independently. This presentation will provide you with a number of different ways to use QR codes, as well as a tutorial on how to make the codes using online resources.

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Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1605

1:10pm EDT

How to make blended classroom lessons more acceessible for students.
Learn how to make blended classroom lessons more accessible for students through the use of video embedding, shortened URL addreses, and QR codes. Meet your students where they may be more willing to learn and improve your use of time together in the classroom with hands on activities and projects.


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1202

1:10pm EDT

Put It On The Tab
Come see how one teacher used his Community Based Instruction funds to purchase tablets for his classroom, so that students can participate in individualized community based instruction. Some students are learning auto mechanics skills, others are learning about cooking. These $39 tablets are perfect for many educational uses. Come see how this middle school teacher is using them in a BYOT school.

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Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1210

1:10pm EDT

Contemporary Book Study Projects: Tools To Share What You Learned From A Book
Remember doing a book report when you were a kid? Did your report result in something meaningful to others? Did that report educate, influence, or inspire others? Was it something so engaging and fun that you actually WANTED to work on it rather than doing it just because you had to? Experience a series of actual book study projects presented by a rising fifth grader who used free, contemporary technologies to demonstrate his understanding of the narratives while simultaneously influencing others by sharing his work online. Tools that will be demonstrated include timeline and comic strip generators, online audio recorders, virtual avatars, digital poster boards, graphic organizers, multimedia slideshows (PowerPoint Online), and literacy support tools (Read&Write & Read&Write for iPad) with text to speech and word prediction. The student will demonstrate how he used an iPad, Chromebook, and PC to complete the assignments. Leave full of ideas for how to provide options for book studies!

Presentation Resources 

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bugaj

Christopher Bugaj

Special Education Specialist Assistive Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member of the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris co-hosts the Talking With Tech podcast featuring interviews and conversations about augmentative and alternative communication and has hosted The A.T.TIPSCAST... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1604

1:10pm EDT

1:10pm EDT

Digital Collaboration and Feedback AKA Stop lugging everything home for grading!
Decrease that daunting pile of grading by utilizing Google Drive and Google Classroom for assessments and digital feedback. Make collaboration easier with your teammates and for student peer groups. The focus is on the English classroom, but the concepts can be applied across content and grades.

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Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1504

1:10pm EDT

Microsoft Office 365 – Creating a Virtual Classroom OneNote Class Notebook Creator
The OneNote Class Notebook creator takes the tools from OneNote and allows you to create and entire class notebook including Collaboration Space, a Content Library, and Private Sections for each student. This is a very unique tool and the demonstration will offer you creative new ideas for enhancing your classroom experience.

Speakers
avatar for Tayo Jackson

Tayo Jackson

Technology Strategist, Microsoft
Tayo Jackson is the Technology Strategist in Microsoft Education supporting Washington DC, Maryland and Delaware. Since joining Microsoft, Tayo has led numerous teacher training events focused on influencing student outcomes with Microsoft solutions. She has also recently been invited... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1207

1:10pm EDT

Turnitin.com Professional Development
Turnitin.com is an online software program that allows students to upload documents for peer and teacher response. It also checks the authenticicty of student compositions for teachers. The program developers will deliver a live webinar that explores the many features of Turnitin, and teachers will be able to have hands-on experience with it.

Speakers
avatar for David Arbogast

David Arbogast

English and Secondary Reading Specialist, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
L518

1:10pm EDT

Zaption: Don't Just Watch. Learn.
Did you know that three hundred hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and over 4 billion videos are viewed a day? All of us are watching, sharing and talking about the videos we see online, including students of all ages. Come find out how you can harness this popular platform for learning in your classes by turning regular YouTube, Vimeo and other videos into interactive lessons complete with your own personalized discussion questions, quizzes, text, and images. See how you can turn online videos into assessment tools by tracking the data of your students' responses as they watch. In this session we will explore every aspect of the Zaption website so you leave knowing exactly how to use it. We will also discuss several ideas and strategies for implementing this learning tool in your own classes.

Speakers
avatar for Andi Rounsley

Andi Rounsley

Instructional Facilitator, Technology | Academies of Loudoun, Loudoun County Public Schools
Position at Company ABC.
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Jeff Rounsley

Assistant Principal, LCPS


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1614

1:10pm EDT

Animoto: Video Creation Made Easy
Participants will see the awesome power of the Animoto.com web tool. We will look at the specifics of the program as well as possible classroom applications of the tool. Focus will be on using Animoto as both a student tool and teacher tool. Following a demonstration of the program, participants will be given an opportunity to create their own videos using Animoto. NOTE - This session is best suited for those without significant prior knowledge of Animoto.

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Speakers
avatar for Colleen Dobbs

Colleen Dobbs

English Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1409

1:10pm EDT

Hit Record! Learn How to Screencast Your Lessons and Be in Different Places at Different Times
Tired of being stuck in one place and time? Where’s the TARDIS machine when you need to repeat your lesson, slow down or be somewhere else? Screencasting will not only help you save your own lessons, demonstrations and tutorials, but can be used many other ways. Students can use it to explain their process, annotate YouTube videos or simply show, not tell. All of this is possible with using ActivInspire software for free. Session will be hands on, and you will leave with your classroom expanded! - For Beginners -

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Speakers
avatar for Beth Bryden-Miller

Beth Bryden-Miller

Librarian, Seneca Ridge Middle School, Loudoun County Public Schools
I love middle schools so much I've spent over a decade there. I've had the pleasure of evolving two different older libraries and opening a new school. Narrative nonfiction, Battle of the Books, and authentic research opportunities are all part of my interests. I'm looking for... Read More →
avatar for Michael Hallinan

Michael Hallinan

English Teacher, Trailside Middle School
As a new teacher at Loudoun County Public Schools, I am extremely excited to teach at Trailside Middle School. I am looking forward to sharing my passion for literature and writing with my students and guiding them into a better future. Although I have been in the classroom for... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
L606

1:10pm EDT

Office 365 Overview
You've heard about it or read about it online, come to this session to see Office 365 in action. Attendees will be given a code to setup their own Office 365 environment which can be used for as long as you like with no charge! Come see what all the fuss is about! Office 365 rocks!

Speakers
avatar for Jill Sitnick

Jill Sitnick

Modern Learning Specialist, Microsoft
Jill runs the Microsoft Education Training Partner Program and is your go to person when it comes to professional development resources and opportunities in Microsoft.
avatar for Marty Smith

Marty Smith

Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft
As the Account Technology Strategist for Microsoft Education, Marty helps customers understand how our newest technologies can help university IT organizations be more efficient, productive and better support the educational mission of the overall university.


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1205

1:10pm EDT

Take Your Class Website to the Next Level!
Come explore new ways to communicate with students and parents by creating your own website! See examples of website templates and have hands-on time to start creating your own website. We will discuss ways to share resources with your students, communicate with parents, and showcase your students' work.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Prebeck

Hannah Prebeck

instructional Software Specialist, Loudoun County Public Schools
Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1211

1:10pm EDT

Eliminating the phobia of technology in the music classroom
Looking for ways to satisfy your administrators by incorporating technology to your "analog" music classroom? Looking to spice up your Music Lab class? Seeking alternative performance assessments that allow you to use your rehearsal time for rehearsing!?

This could be the session for you! Learn about the benefits of technology in music assessment to streamline your life!

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Manning

Andrew Manning

Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1403

1:10pm EDT

Stop! GoAnimate
Create videos in a safe online environment using GoAnimate for Schools. GoAnimate can be used by teachers and administration to make flipped classroom videos, introduce topics/lessons to students and staff, and engage students. Students can use GoAnimate to create presentations, reports, and stories in an easily accessible and safe online environment that allows for differentiated learning styles and skill level. GoAnimate is inexpensive for schools and all involved (administration, teachers, and students) reap the benefits of this easy to use but highly extensive character animation tool. Come see GoAnimate in action!

Speakers
avatar for Shirley Brawley

Shirley Brawley

Librarian, Frederick Douglass Elementary
avatar for JJ Ferrell

JJ Ferrell

Dean, LCPS


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1505

1:10pm EDT

Getting to the Core of Literacy with Adapted Book and Core Kits
Multi-modal materials used to introduce or extend literacy (listening, speaking, reading, writing) experiences set the stage for meaningful participation in school and life beyond the classroom. Alternative ways to organize, display and arrange, interact with and respond to information produces greater understanding of concepts. Complementing books, theme-related materials can center on competencies such as self-help, social skills, fine motor, gross motor, emotional, early math/literacy, categorization/matching, etc. Scaffolds created or displayed with “everyday technologies” such as mobile technology, commonly used software, web-based tools, and classroom manipulatives provide a multitude of creative opportunities in which learners can thrive. This session will feature adapted book kits, MathLit kits, and core vocabulary kits available for checkout via the Assistive Technology Lending Library as well as resources for participants to develop their own kits.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Feist

Cynthia Feist

Specialized Instructional Facilitator - Assistive Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
Assistive technologyMaking accessible educational materialsRead&Write for Google Chrome, Read&Write for Windows
avatar for Judith Schoonover

Judith Schoonover

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
I am an occupational therapist and former elementary school teacher. For the past 11 years I have worked as a member of the LCPS Assistive Technology Team. I have authored numerous published articles and chapters, and present on the topics of school-based occupational therapy, transition... Read More →



Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1515

1:10pm EDT

Plickers- An Integrative Assessment Tool
Plickers is an assessment tool that allows teachers to quickly determine their students understanding of content during a lesson without the need for student devices. It allows every student to participate simultaneously and can easily be integrated into the way you already teach. Plickers is a fun way to actively engage your class during a lesson while also providing you valuable feedback in real time. Come discover how Plickers can improve your instruction to better meet your students needs.

Speakers
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Alison Colenda

Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
L515

1:10pm EDT

There is so Much curriculum. Where do I begin? Integrate the read aloud with VA SOLS
In this session attendees will be able to see how the VA SOLs/curriculum can be tied to the read aloud with ease. They will work with a "road map" and "matrix" to better understand the alignment of the classroom read aloud and the essential knowledge of the Virginia curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth PotankoCrush

Elizabeth PotankoCrush

Reading Specialist, Loudoun County Public Schools
avatar for Elizabeth Rhodes

Elizabeth Rhodes

Instructional Facilitator, Loudoun County Public School



Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1607

1:10pm EDT

Title: Game On! Student Response Systems That Engage and Motivate!
In our BYOT world, it's more important than ever to find ways to effectively and creatively deliver instruction and to gather assessments using student-friendly web tools. In this session, you'll be exposed to several top-rated student response systems guaranteed to engage and motivate your students You will learn how easy it is to create exciting, fun quizzes, challenges, and reviews using Kahoot!, Socrative, PollEverywhere, and more! If you want high-engagement assessments that deliver immediate feedback (either public or private), come check out a host of student response systems that can put BYOT to work in your classroom.

Presentation 

Speakers
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Martha Rombach

8th Grade English Teacher, Eagle Ridge Middle School
I'm an eighth grade English teacher who's typically sipping my way through a book, loves being outdoors and with my family. This past spring, we hiked the snow-capped trails in Rocky Mountain National Park in Chacos; not the best idea. I'm a JMU graduate, a former publishing industry... Read More →


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Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
L519

1:10pm EDT

Project-Based Skyping
Do you want to bring real life into the classroom, but cannot always take a field trip? Learn how to connect with the world via Skype. In this session you will learn how to find people to Skype with, set up an account, manage a session, integrate the subject accross curriculum. This collaborative way of extending the classroom brings a new learning perspective to the students.

Speakers
avatar for Monique Howley

Monique Howley

Instructional Facilitator for Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
Hi,I love bringing creativity to the library and extending student learning. My passion is co-teaching. I love coming together to bring the most meaningful lessons to students using everyone's expertise.
avatar for Kimberly Rouse

Kimberly Rouse

TRT, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 1:55pm EDT
1204

1:10pm EDT

OneNote for All and All for OneNote. Organizing is digital. - Double Session
Does your desk look like a disaster? Do you have 50 notebooks and teacher bags but still can’t find what you are looking for? Well, put away the traditional methods of compiling information and step into an exciting new adventure of technology. OneNote will allow you to file and organize notes, papers and e-mail in a way that they will keep you from misplacing or losing information. In addition, you can share material with colleagues without losing valuable planning and/or instruction time.

Bring your favorite tablet or laptop for this interactive workshop.

Speakers
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Brenda Homer

Instructional Facilitator,Technology, Goshen Post Elementary
I am in my 35th year of teaching and my 15th year as a Instructional Facilitator of Technology for Loudoun County Public Schools at Goshen Post Elementary Schools. Over the years, both as a classroom teacher and Facilitator of Technology, I have had the pleasure of working and learning... Read More →
avatar for Tammi Light

Tammi Light

Fourth Grade Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
I am a teacher who loves what I do and I always want to grow and learn. I love incorporating technology as a tool for my instruction.


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 2:50pm EDT
1612

1:10pm EDT

onTRAC AMS Item Creation Workshop - Double Session
An in-depth look at each test item format, including technology enhanced items and constructed response test items, provided by Interactive Achievement. Participants will learn how to create hot spot, fill-in-the-blank, drag-and-drop, and constructed response test items through hands-on exercises. Participants will also learn the process of adding images to test items as well as tagging the test items to the appropriate cognitive level in Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Sara Smith

Sara Smith

Client Services Manager, Interactive Achievement, LLC


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 2:50pm EDT
1213

1:10pm EDT

BYOT & Me - Double Session
This hands-on presentation will provide attendees with suggestions for how to utilize technology in their classrooms and introduce easy, free web-based tools and apps to enhance communication, collaboration, and engagement. This session will most benefit teachers and librarians who are beginning to intermediate technology users and want to learn more about how to incorporate BYOT.


Friday June 19, 2015 1:10pm - 2:50pm EDT
1513

2:05pm EDT

EdCamps and Unconferences: What Are They All About?
Have you heard a lot of buzz about EdCamps or Unconferences? Are you interested? Confused? Wondering what they are all about? Come and unravel the mystery while participating in one.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Haseltine

Michelle Haseltine

Middle School Teacher, Brambleton Middle School
avatar for JB Reynolds

JB Reynolds

IFT, Eagle Ridge MS


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1516 & 1511

2:05pm EDT

Pinning All Grades
How many times have you seen a great idea & bookmarked the page only to never find it again? Do you need a private way to communicate with parents about progress that includes pictures, movies or audio? Are you interested in project based learning, stud by portfolios or a teacher doing VAAP? You can do all of this with Pinterest. And, because Pinterest has a free app, it can be accessed via mobile phone, a definite bonus in a bring-your-own-device environment! Learn about ways to collaborate with your professional learning network, create student portfolios, and encourage virtual learning with Pinterest.

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Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1507

2:05pm EDT

Blog About Books!
Learn how a Librarian and a fourth grade teacher partnered on a One Book, One Community project that involved a book discussion blog and an author visit via Skype. Participants will learn how they were able to get a book into the hands of each and every fourth grader in our school, and how they were able to get them to participate in an online discussion about the book via Edublogs. If you want to move your book clubs to a virtual environment or get your students engaged in literature, this is the session for you!

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Cieslak

Kelly Cieslak

Librarian, Cedar Lane Elementary School
I've just finished my sixth year with LCPS and my second year as a Librarian at Cedar Lane Elementary School. I'd love to hear what programs and apps teachers and Librarians have found work really well for them. I'd also love to find ways to partner with other schools on projects... Read More →
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Heather Day

5th Grade Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1212

2:05pm EDT

2:05pm EDT

Save Paper and GLOG On!
Are you tired of students bringing in crinkled, rolled up posters? Not anymore! Say goodbye to posters, and hello to GLOGSTER. Pack online learning with the powerful Web 2.0 tool to strengthen content delivery, engagement, and demonstrations through assessments. Wade through Glogster for effective application.

Presentation Resources
 

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Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1402

2:05pm EDT

Survive and Thrive in the 21st Century: An Interactive Panel
Today's students can expect to have as many as 20 jobs, most in different fields, during their lifetimes. How do we teach them 21st century skills that are transferable to real life? This interactive panel discussion will rely heavily on the perspectives and questions from attendees in regards to project based learning. The panelists will include teachers, students, and support staff who can provide their perspective on how schools can best support students to thrive in their world starting now!

Speakers
avatar for Laura Haft

Laura Haft

Librarian - Farmwell Station Middle School, Loudoun County Public Schools
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Sandra Hood

Librarian, Farmwell Station
avatar for Brian Peters

Brian Peters

Loudoun County Public Schools
Advocate for Project-Based Learning which helps students develop 21st century skills


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1208

2:05pm EDT

Promoting the 'Hour of Code' Locally and Nationally
Come learn about sharing the joy and passion of computer programming with your elementary and middle school students. You’ll be experiencing the Hour of Code movement and learning how to do some drag and drop programming. If your kids can do it, so can you! We’ll be sharing with you various websites that you can visit to enhance this experience for your students.

Speakers
avatar for April Tennant

April Tennant

Technology Resource Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools



Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1209

2:05pm EDT

Virtual Field Trips in a BYOT Classroom
In this Virtual Field Trip, students will learn about Volcanoes and Geography of the Hawaiian Islands; will Skype with a Hawaii National Park Ranger, and will engage in using BYOT devices to allow for interactivity with the presenter as well data collection of prior/post conference competencies.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Cornwell

Cynthia Cornwell

Technology Resource Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools
Edtech for formative assessment, project based learning, virtual field trips and video conferencing, podcasting, vodcasting, blogging, digital literacy, learning management systems...
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Daniel Hearlihy

Technology Resource Teacher, Forest Grove Elementary School


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1606

2:05pm EDT

Like a Good Neighbor, Demos is Here!
Finding ways for students to discover connections between graphical and algebraic representations is made easier by the Desmos.com software online. Desmos.com allows access to a free graphing calculator online for students and teachers. Teaching students how quadratic and linear graphs are transformed can be easily demonstrated using the online software. Math 6/7 to Calculus can benefit from the use of Demos.com with regards to graphing equations, finding solutions, and determining lines and curves of best fit. As students become more accustomed to the online calculator, programming can become more advanced and students can experiment with equations of lines. Presenters will demonstrate the use of the online calculator for multiple levels of mathematics and ways that pre-made lessons on the Desmos.com website can be integrated into your classroom tomorrow!

Speakers
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Felix Colaciello

Math Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1519

2:05pm EDT

Tools to enhance integration of our PBL and OTTW initiative at Cedar Lane ES.
The Cedar Lane Team looked at enhancing our PBL and OTTW initiatives by engaging students, utilizing all available resources and focusing on an integrated approach, taking full advantage of the talents and insights in our building. Our Team looks forward to sharing this journey with you.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Marple

Robert Marple

Principal, Loudoun County Public Schools
Principal, Cedar Lane Elementary, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1206

2:05pm EDT

BYOT at the Middle School: How We Planned, Began, and What We Learned
As LCPS begins to implement BYOT county-wide, learn from Lunsford’s experience. We thoughtfully prepared our staff, students, and parents, identified and overcame challenges, and continue to work to solve them to develop an extensive, successful BYOT program.

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Bonnie Archer

Loudoun County Public Schools
avatar for Angela Couse

Angela Couse

Librarian, Loudoun County Public Schools
Loudoun County Schools
avatar for Michelle Schwartz

Michelle Schwartz

Instructional Facilitator, Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1509

2:05pm EDT

Making Math Not a Bore...Websites, Games, Apps, and More!
Are you interested in learning more about how to explore mathematics using interactive websites and apps on your Promethean, computer, or iPad? If so, then this is the presentation for you! We’ll share some of the most engaging mathematics websites as well as ideas on how to incorporate them into your classroom instruction. Multiple representations, fact automaticity & fluency, and problem solving activities will be highlighted. We will also share some formative assessment ideas that you can use to monitor how your students are doing with these activities

Speakers
avatar for Micki Crouse

Micki Crouse

K-12 LCPS Math Specialist
avatar for Kristin Kuntz

Kristin Kuntz

7th Grade Math Teacher, Blue Ridge Middle School/Loudoun County Public Schools
I have taught in Loudoun County since 2003. I’ve taught second, fifth, sixth, and seventh grades. I also spent two years as a math resource teacher.I earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania. I also earned a Master’s of Education... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1517

2:05pm EDT

Beyond Goodreads: E-Tools for Readers
Your students always have their phones. Make sure they always have it loaded with a great book through the bevy of e-book titles available for free courtesy of LCPS and Loudoun County Public Library. We'll also discuss electronic resources that help readers--from the avid to the struggling--find books they actually want to read as well as ways to use social media to build a community of readers in your classroom or school.

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Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Britto

Kathleen Britto

Librarian
Kathleen Britto is in her fifth year as a librarian at Park View High School. Prior to joining the team at PVHS, Kathleen worked for six years in teen services with Loudoun County Public Library, and before that, spent five years as a school librarian at the elementary level in North... Read More →



Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1602

2:05pm EDT

Conducting Formative Assessments with Technology
Teachers will watch demonstrations and participate in using technology for formative assessments using applications such as Socrative, Google Classroom, Brain Pop, IXL, Poll Everywhere and more.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson

Loudoun County Public Schools
avatar for Cheryl Golden

Cheryl Golden

Teacher, LCPS
I have been teaching for over 19 years with the last 15 at Seneca Ridge MS. I have had the honor of becoming National Board Certified and I serve on the Va Association of Teachers of English state board. I love working with middle school students and delivering PD for teachers... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1404

2:05pm EDT

Edmodo: Make Your Classroom a Community
Presenter will lead participants through the logistics of the social learning platform, edmodo.com. Edmodo provides teachers and students with a secure, easy, and paperless way to post classroom materials, share links and videos, and access assignments and grades. Teachers can grade work that students have submitted digitally and include rubrics and specific comments for students. Edmodo also allows teachers and students the ability to store and share all forms of digital content – blogs, links, pictures, video, documents, presentations, and more. Edmodo allows students to send and receive messages via email or text, so teachers and students can communicate easily through the world of technology. Edmodo also allows teachers to connect to other educators to share resources and materials. Presenter will share many practical uses for instruction, how to avoid potential problems, and how students have responded to using edmodo.

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Speakers
avatar for Jeannie Jens

Jeannie Jens

Potomac Falls High School


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
L603

2:05pm EDT

Reach for the Stars with A Classroom in the Cloud
Come and see how a general education and a special education teacher use a cloud-based classroom to collaborate and differentiate to motivate and drive the success of all their students. The session will include an introduction to Google Classroom as well as demonstrations of how these teachers use it in both their shared and individual classrooms. Participants should bring their device in order to participate as a student in a Google Classroom created for this workshop.


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1603

2:05pm EDT

What's This Funny Box Mean? - Using QR Codes in the Elementary Classroom
Having students engaged in learning is ideal. But achieving this can be difficult at times. Enter QR codes! QR codes have so many uses in the classroom, from providing a way to self-check assignments to adding an element of fun to providing a way for students to learn independently. This presentation will provide you with a number of different ways to use QR codes, as well as a tutorial on how to make the codes using online resources.

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Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1605

2:05pm EDT

How to make blended classroom lessons more acceessible for students.
Learn how to make blended classroom lessons more accessible for students through the use of video embedding, shortened URL addreses, and QR codes. Meet your students where they may be more willing to learn and improve your use of time together in the classroom with hands on activities and projects.


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1202

2:05pm EDT

Put It On The Tab
Come see how one teacher used his Community Based Instruction funds to purchase tablets for his classroom, so that students can participate in individualized community based instruction. Some students are learning auto mechanics skills, others are learning about cooking. These $39 tablets are perfect for many educational uses. Come see how this middle school teacher is using them in a BYOT school.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Dietrich

Karen Dietrich

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
I love to ride my Harley, if you have one let me know!


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1210

2:05pm EDT

Contemporary Book Study Projects: Tools To Share What You Learned From A Book
Remember doing a book report when you were a kid? Did your report result in something meaningful to others? Did that report educate, influence, or inspire others? Was it something so engaging and fun that you actually WANTED to work on it rather than doing it just because you had to? Experience a series of actual book study projects presented by a rising fifth grader who used free, contemporary technologies to demonstrate his understanding of the narratives while simultaneously influencing others by sharing his work online. Tools that will be demonstrated include timeline and comic strip generators, online audio recorders, virtual avatars, digital poster boards, graphic organizers, multimedia slideshows (PowerPoint Online), and literacy support tools (Read&Write & Read&Write for iPad) with text to speech and word prediction. The student will demonstrate how he used an iPad, Chromebook, and PC to complete the assignments. Leave full of ideas for how to provide options for book studies!

Presentation Resources  

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Bugaj

Christopher Bugaj

Special Education Specialist Assistive Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
Christopher R. Bugaj, MA CCC‐SLP is a founding member of the Assistive Technology Team for Loudoun County Public Schools. Chris co-hosts the Talking With Tech podcast featuring interviews and conversations about augmentative and alternative communication and has hosted The A.T.TIPSCAST... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1604

2:05pm EDT

2:05pm EDT

Digital Collaboration and Feedback AKA Stop lugging everything home for grading!
Decrease that daunting pile of grading by utilizing Google Drive and Google Classroom for assessments and digital feedback. Make collaboration easier with your teammates and for student peer groups. The focus is on the English classroom, but the concepts can be applied across content and grades.

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Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1504

2:05pm EDT

Microsoft Office 365 – Creating a Virtual Classroom OneNote Class Notebook Creator
The OneNote Class Notebook creator takes the tools from OneNote and allows you to create and entire class notebook including Collaboration Space, a Content Library, and Private Sections for each student. This is a very unique tool and the demonstration will offer you creative new ideas for enhancing your classroom experience.

Speakers
avatar for Tayo Jackson

Tayo Jackson

Technology Strategist, Microsoft
Tayo Jackson is the Technology Strategist in Microsoft Education supporting Washington DC, Maryland and Delaware. Since joining Microsoft, Tayo has led numerous teacher training events focused on influencing student outcomes with Microsoft solutions. She has also recently been invited... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1207

2:05pm EDT

Turnitin.com Professional Development
Turnitin.com is an online software program that allows students to upload documents for peer and teacher response. It also checks the authenticicty of student compositions for teachers. The program developers will deliver a live webinar that explores the many features of Turnitin, and teachers will be able to have hands-on experience with it.

Speakers
avatar for David Arbogast

David Arbogast

English and Secondary Reading Specialist, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
L518

2:05pm EDT

Zaption: Don't Just Watch. Learn.
Did you know that three hundred hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute, and over 4 billion videos are viewed a day? All of us are watching, sharing and talking about the videos we see online, including students of all ages. Come find out how you can harness this popular platform for learning in your classes by turning regular YouTube, Vimeo and other videos into interactive lessons complete with your own personalized discussion questions, quizzes, text, and images. See how you can turn online videos into assessment tools by tracking the data of your students' responses as they watch. In this session we will explore every aspect of the Zaption website so you leave knowing exactly how to use it. We will also discuss several ideas and strategies for implementing this learning tool in your own classes.

Speakers
avatar for Andi Rounsley

Andi Rounsley

Instructional Facilitator, Technology | Academies of Loudoun, Loudoun County Public Schools
Position at Company ABC.
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Jeff Rounsley

Assistant Principal, LCPS


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1614

2:05pm EDT

Animoto: Video Creation Made Easy
Participants will see the awesome power of the Animoto.com web tool. We will look at the specifics of the program as well as possible classroom applications of the tool. Focus will be on using Animoto as both a student tool and teacher tool. Following a demonstration of the program, participants will be given an opportunity to create their own videos using Animoto. NOTE - This session is best suited for those without significant prior knowledge of Animoto.

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Speakers
avatar for Colleen Dobbs

Colleen Dobbs

English Teacher, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1409

2:05pm EDT

Hit Record! Learn How to Screencast Your Lessons and Be in Different Places at Different Times
Tired of being stuck in one place and time? Where’s the TARDIS machine when you need to repeat your lesson, slow down or be somewhere else? Screencasting will not only help you save your own lessons, demonstrations and tutorials, but can be used many other ways. Students can use it to explain their process, annotate YouTube videos or simply show, not tell. All of this is possible with using ActivInspire software for free. Session will be hands on, and you will leave with your classroom expanded! - For Beginners -

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Speakers
avatar for Beth Bryden-Miller

Beth Bryden-Miller

Librarian, Seneca Ridge Middle School, Loudoun County Public Schools
I love middle schools so much I've spent over a decade there. I've had the pleasure of evolving two different older libraries and opening a new school. Narrative nonfiction, Battle of the Books, and authentic research opportunities are all part of my interests. I'm looking for... Read More →
avatar for Michael Hallinan

Michael Hallinan

English Teacher, Trailside Middle School
As a new teacher at Loudoun County Public Schools, I am extremely excited to teach at Trailside Middle School. I am looking forward to sharing my passion for literature and writing with my students and guiding them into a better future. Although I have been in the classroom for... Read More →


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
L606

2:05pm EDT

Office 365 Overview
You've heard about it or read about it online, come to this session to see Office 365 in action. Attendees will be given a code to setup their own Office 365 environment which can be used for as long as you like with no charge! Come see what all the fuss is about! Office 365 rocks!

Speakers
avatar for Jill Sitnick

Jill Sitnick

Modern Learning Specialist, Microsoft
Jill runs the Microsoft Education Training Partner Program and is your go to person when it comes to professional development resources and opportunities in Microsoft.
avatar for Marty Smith

Marty Smith

Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft
As the Account Technology Strategist for Microsoft Education, Marty helps customers understand how our newest technologies can help university IT organizations be more efficient, productive and better support the educational mission of the overall university.


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1205

2:05pm EDT

Take Your Class Website to the Next Level!
Come explore new ways to communicate with students and parents by creating your own website! See examples of website templates and have hands-on time to start creating your own website. We will discuss ways to share resources with your students, communicate with parents, and showcase your students' work.

Speakers
avatar for Hannah Prebeck

Hannah Prebeck

instructional Software Specialist, Loudoun County Public Schools
Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1211

2:05pm EDT

Eliminating the phobia of technology in the music classroom
Looking for ways to satisfy your administrators by incorporating technology to your "analog" music classroom? Looking to spice up your Music Lab class? Seeking alternative performance assessments that allow you to use your rehearsal time for rehearsing!?

This could be the session for you! Learn about the benefits of technology in music assessment to streamline your life!

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Manning

Andrew Manning

Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1403

2:05pm EDT

Stop! GoAnimate
Create videos in a safe online environment using GoAnimate for Schools. GoAnimate can be used by teachers and administration to make flipped classroom videos, introduce topics/lessons to students and staff, and engage students. Students can use GoAnimate to create presentations, reports, and stories in an easily accessible and safe online environment that allows for differentiated learning styles and skill level. GoAnimate is inexpensive for schools and all involved (administration, teachers, and students) reap the benefits of this easy to use but highly extensive character animation tool. Come see GoAnimate in action!

Speakers
avatar for Shirley Brawley

Shirley Brawley

Librarian, Frederick Douglass Elementary
avatar for JJ Ferrell

JJ Ferrell

Dean, LCPS


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1505

2:05pm EDT

Getting to the Core of Literacy with Adapted Book and Core Kits
Multi-modal materials used to introduce or extend literacy (listening, speaking, reading, writing) experiences set the stage for meaningful participation in school and life beyond the classroom. Alternative ways to organize, display and arrange, interact with and respond to information produces greater understanding of concepts. Complementing books, theme-related materials can center on competencies such as self-help, social skills, fine motor, gross motor, emotional, early math/literacy, categorization/matching, etc. Scaffolds created or displayed with “everyday technologies” such as mobile technology, commonly used software, web-based tools, and classroom manipulatives provide a multitude of creative opportunities in which learners can thrive. This session will feature adapted book kits, MathLit kits, and core vocabulary kits available for checkout via the Assistive Technology Lending Library as well as resources for participants to develop their own kits.

Speakers
avatar for Cynthia Feist

Cynthia Feist

Specialized Instructional Facilitator - Assistive Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
Assistive technologyMaking accessible educational materialsRead&Write for Google Chrome, Read&Write for Windows
avatar for Judith Schoonover

Judith Schoonover

Assistive Technology Trainer, Loudoun County Public Schools
I am an occupational therapist and former elementary school teacher. For the past 11 years I have worked as a member of the LCPS Assistive Technology Team. I have authored numerous published articles and chapters, and present on the topics of school-based occupational therapy, transition... Read More →



Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1515

2:05pm EDT

Plickers- An Integrative Assessment Tool
Plickers is an assessment tool that allows teachers to quickly determine their students understanding of content during a lesson without the need for student devices. It allows every student to participate simultaneously and can easily be integrated into the way you already teach. Plickers is a fun way to actively engage your class during a lesson while also providing you valuable feedback in real time. Come discover how Plickers can improve your instruction to better meet your students needs.

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Alison Colenda

Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
L515

2:05pm EDT

There is so Much curriculum. Where do I begin? Integrate the read aloud with VA SOLS
In this session attendees will be able to see how the VA SOLs/curriculum can be tied to the read aloud with ease. They will work with a "road map" and "matrix" to better understand the alignment of the classroom read aloud and the essential knowledge of the Virginia curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth PotankoCrush

Elizabeth PotankoCrush

Reading Specialist, Loudoun County Public Schools
avatar for Elizabeth Rhodes

Elizabeth Rhodes

Instructional Facilitator, Loudoun County Public School



Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1607

2:05pm EDT

Title: Game On! Student Response Systems That Engage and Motivate!
In our BYOT world, it's more important than ever to find ways to effectively and creatively deliver instruction and to gather assessments using student-friendly web tools. In this session, you'll be exposed to several top-rated student response systems guaranteed to engage and motivate your students You will learn how easy it is to create exciting, fun quizzes, challenges, and reviews using Kahoot!, Socrative, PollEverywhere, and more! If you want high-engagement assessments that deliver immediate feedback (either public or private), come check out a host of student response systems that can put BYOT to work in your classroom.

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Martha Rombach

8th Grade English Teacher, Eagle Ridge Middle School
I'm an eighth grade English teacher who's typically sipping my way through a book, loves being outdoors and with my family. This past spring, we hiked the snow-capped trails in Rocky Mountain National Park in Chacos; not the best idea. I'm a JMU graduate, a former publishing industry... Read More →


Game On! pptx

Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
L519

2:05pm EDT

Project-Based Skyping
Do you want to bring real life into the classroom, but cannot always take a field trip? Learn how to connect with the world via Skype. In this session you will learn how to find people to Skype with, set up an account, manage a session, integrate the subject accross curriculum. This collaborative way of extending the classroom brings a new learning perspective to the students.

Speakers
avatar for Monique Howley

Monique Howley

Instructional Facilitator for Technology, Loudoun County Public Schools
Hi,I love bringing creativity to the library and extending student learning. My passion is co-teaching. I love coming together to bring the most meaningful lessons to students using everyone's expertise.
avatar for Kimberly Rouse

Kimberly Rouse

TRT, Loudoun County Public Schools


Friday June 19, 2015 2:05pm - 2:50pm EDT
1204

3:00pm EDT