EVSC eLearning Revolution 2011 Conference
This is the conference booklet for the 2011 EVSC eLearning Revolution Summer Conference.
eLearning Revolution Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation 3rd Annual Conference July 7 & 8 Central High School 5400 First Avenue Evansville, Indiana 47710 Vikki Davis Keynote Speaker July 7 Stephen Heppell Keynote Speaker July 8 http://www.evscicats.com/erevolution/ 2 eLearning Revolution Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation 3rd Annual Conference July 7 & 8 Central High School 5400 First Avenue Evansville, Indiana 47710 Find Us Online http://www.evscicats.com/erevolution/ Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 3 eLearning Revolution Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Letter from Jason Bailey, Director of eLearning and Instructional Technology On behalf of the entire eLearning Team, I would like to welcome you to our 3rd annual eLearning Revolution Summer Conference, an innovative concept that was featured in last month’s edition of THE Journal. Each of the past two years, this conference has proven to be a catalyst, helping us take steps toward more engaging and meaningful work for the students of the EVSC. With more than double the number of registered attendees, this year’s conference is sure to be a powerful next step. Besides adding several grade levels, this conference also offers a much broader scope of topics than last year. In addition to learning about our learning management system, and how to manage 1 to1 in your classroom, these two days will also provide opportunities to learn more about your Promethean Board, Rosetta Stone, as well as the collaborative opportunities available in Indiana’s Learning Connection. We are so excited to have two tremendous keynote speakers this year, but I still believe that the most powerful part of this conference is you. Each year, as our experience grows, we have teachers who are willing to take the lead and share some amazing new ideas. I hope you will take advantage of every opportunity to collaborate and share knowledge with your fellow educators. Thank you for being a part of the Revolution! In 2009, during the restructuring of the EVSC Academic Team, Jason was appointed to Director of eLearning and Instructional Technology. Through collaboration with members of the Academic Team and Offi ce of Technology, Jason had been involved in the creation of the Learning Leadership Cadre, high school 1:1 implementation, eLearning coaches, as well as the adoption of digital resources such as the ANGEL learning management system and Apex Learning. Jason Bailey Director of eLearning and Instructional Technology 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 4 table of contents Table of Contents Map of Central High School Conference Schedule Public Education Foundation EVSC Partner Recognition Vicki Davis, Keynote Speaker Professor Stephen Heppell, Keynote Speaker Spotlight presenters Maria Brettin Lori Chaney David Frazier Allison Grabert John Keller Jo-Ann Kratz Dougald MacNaughton Joanna Montgomery Syed Ahmed Mustafa Yancy Unger Sherry Ziolkowski Wendy Zuber Your 2011-2012 eLearning Team Jason Bailey Candice Dodson Brian Bobbitt Brett Clark Jerrad Gleim Kris Gordon Michelle Green Dee Higgs Dianne Matheis Stacy Piacentini Betsy Pruitt Julie Randolph Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 16 16 17 17 18 19 20 20 21 21 22 22 22 23 23 24 EVSC eLearning Revolution 5 Table of Contents Fran Riley Jeff Tron Tim Wilhelmus Kara Yates 2011 Participants The NETWORK Twitter at the #evscrev11 Lunch map Lunch discounts Poster sessions Thursday, Session 1 Thursday, Session 2 Thursday, Session 3 Friday, Session 1 Friday, Session 2 Friday, Sesion 3 Angel LMS Session descriptions Common Core Session description Rosetta Stone Session descriptions Adobe Session descriptions IDOE Session descriptions 21st Century Learning Session descriptions Digital Citizenship Session descriptions Digital Resources Session descriptions Web 2.0 Tools Session descriptions Apex Session descriptions Promethean Session descriptions Social Networking Session descriptions Windows, Netbooks, and General Skills Session descriptions Apple Session descriptions Google Tools Session descriptions 24 25 25 25 26-27 28 29 30 31 32-35 36-38 39-41 42-44 45-47 48-50 51-53 54-57 58 59 60-61 62-63 64-69 70-71 72-74 75-78 79 80-83 84-85 86-88 89-90 91-92 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 6 Central High School map eLearning Revolution Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation First Floor Second Floor Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 7 Conference Schedule DAY 1 JULY 7 7:00 8:00 8:30 10:00 10:15 10:30 11:30 12:20 1:00 2:00 2:15 Registration, Collaboration, Poster Sessions, Excitement in Commons Official Welcome/EVSC Content in Auditorium Vicki Davis - Keynote in Auditorium Conference Information Break Breakout Session 1 Lunch (On Your Own) Collaboration and Poster Sessions Tweet-Up and Smack Down Breakout Session 2 Break Breakout Session 3 DAY 2 JULY 8 7:00 8:00 8:30 10:00 10:15 10:30 11:30 12:20 1:00 2:00 2:15 Registration, Collaboration, Poster Sessions, Excitement in Commons Official Welcome/EVSC Content in Auditorium Stephen Heppell - Keynote in Auditorium Conference Information Break Breakout Session 1 Lunch (On Your Own) Collaboration and Poster Sessions Tweet-Up and Game Show Breakout Session 2 Break Breakout Session 3 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 8 http://www.pefevansville.org/home.php The Public Education Foundation of Evansville, Inc. (PEF) believes highquality public education is fundamental to the economic, cultural, and civic health of our society. We believe that all students deserve the best possible public education in order to realize their full potential. We meet this challenge by funding meaningful projects and programs for students, engaging the community in support of public education, and rewarding student-centered innovation in public schools. History For nearly a quarter of a century, PEF has been a school and community partner in public education. Since being established in 1985, PEF has granted nearly $6 million to all curriculum areas in the public schools of Evansville and Vanderburgh County. Annual Spring Technology Showcase In partnership with Ivy Tech Community College, PEF offers students and teachers the opportunity to exhibit their talents in technology while giving the community the opportunity to see how technology is used in the classroom. For more information, contact: Amy Walker Executive Director (812) 422-1699 firstname.lastname@example.org Kerri Zeien Program Director (812) 422-1699 email@example.com Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 9 We appreciate the support and participation of EVSCâ€™s Partners EVP 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 10 Keynote Speakers Vicki Davis Keynote Speaker, July 7 Vicki Davis is a teacher and the IT director at Westwood Schools in Camilla, Georgia. Vicki co-created four award winning international wiki-centric projects, the Flat Classroom™ project, the NetGenEd™ Project, the Eracism Project™, the Horizon project, and Digiteen™ with teacher Julie Lindsay, currently in Bejing. Breakout Sessions Thursday Sessions 2 & 3 Thursday Session 2: Technology Driven Differentiated Instruction: Learn how this awardwinning teacher uses podcasts, digital moviemaking, a YouTube channel, wikis, blogs, and other tools to involve all of the learning styles of her students and create repositories of information to document and demonstrate learning in her technology classroom. She will also share best practices from educators in other subject areas who are also using these tools to teach. These projects have linked more than 3200 students from both public and private schools from nineteen countries. These collaborative projects harness the most powerful technology tools available while operating on a minimal budget. Vicki has been featured in various media including Thomas Friedman’s book, The World is Flat, Don Tapscott’s Grown Up Digital, the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe. Vicki blogs at the Cool Cat Teacher blog which won the 2008 Edublog Award for Best Teacher Blog. She was named a pioneer in Open Source Virtual World Technology in October 2009. Vicki is a Google Certifi ed Teacher and Discovery S.T.A.R. Educator. She lives in Camilla, Georgia with her husband and three children. Thursday Session 3: 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom: Global collaboration is an essential part of a good education. You can get there one step at a time and fi nd a network of teachers just like you to support and encourage you along the way. Learn how to integrate global collaboration into your classroom one step at a time. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 11 Professor Stephen Heppell Keynote Speaker, July 8 * born: in the Chalfonts, Buckinghamshire, England * CEO Heppell.net, * Professor. Chair in New Media Environments, Centre for Excellence in Media Practice, Bournemouth University, Also: * Emeritus Professor Anglia Ruskin University * Visiting Professor University of Wales, Newport. * Executive chairman Learning Possibilities Breakout Sessions Friday Sessions 1 & 3 Stephen’s “eyes on the horizon, feet on the ground” approach, coupled with a vast portfolio of effective large scale projects over three decades, have established him internationally as a widely and fondly recognized leader in the fi elds of learning, new media and technology. Stephen has worked, and is working, with governments around the world, with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, with schools and communities, with his PhD students and with many infl uential trusts and organizations. Stephen’s ICT career (he is credited with being the person who put the C into ICT), began with the UK government’s Microelectronics Education Programme (MEP) in the early 80s, after he had been teaching in secondary schools for some years - which he enjoyed enormously. Stephen founded and ran Ultralab for almost a quarter of a century, building it into one of the most respected research centres in e-learning in the world - at one time Ultralab was the largest producer of educational CD-ROMs in Europe - before leaving it in 2004 to found his own global and fl ourishing policy and learning consultancy heppell.net which now has an enviable portfolio of international projects all round the world. Friday Session 1: Question and Answer session with Stephen Heppell Friday Session 3: Be Very Afraid (BVA): Look back on 10 years of children doing astonishing things with technology, how this impacts on policy makers at the event and afterward. BVA was initially in London but is now happening in Melbourne, St Clair County, Michigan in August and Hong Kong in 2012. Stephen holds the chair on New Media Environments at the Centre for Excellence for Media Practice at Bournemouth University, where all his PhD students are currently based - Stephen’s eclectic activities there range from support for new pedagogic approaches to air traffi c control education through to helping develop a manifesto for media education. People who really know Stephen will know of his passion for sailboat racing - which extends to work on learning approaches for Olympic level elite coaches, having himself been an international level coach. Current raceboat is an unlikely but delightful 1907 Oyster Smack listed in the UK’s Historic Ships Register. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 12 spotlight presenters Maria Brettin Rosetta Stone Field Territory Manager for Education Sales Maria Brettin, Field Territory Manager for Education Sales, was raised in a bi-lingual home and understands the benefi ts of being multilingual. During her career, Maria has worked in Puerto Rico and through Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. She has traveled to Paris, France, Italy and Germany and has been working in the K12 and Higher Education markets for over 25 years. Maria’s mother a single parent of two, who believed that education was the key to success. Through her efforts both Maria and her older sister Teresa were able to complete a college degree. She is a fi rm believer that education is the most important legacy you can leave your children and that it is necessary to live by example. She has two children who are very close to fi nishing their bachelor’s degrees. Maria received her Bachelor in General Studies with a minor in Education from Columbia College Missouri. She resides in Cary, Illinois with her husband, John. When Maria is not working she tutors students in need of English as Second Language instruction. She also supports charities in her community and is very active with the ALS association in Illinois. Lori Chaney Promethean Teaching and Learning Consultant Lori Chaney , a 20 year veteran of the classroom, is a Promethean Teaching and Learning Consultant (TLC) for New York City and Jersey City. Prior to her career at Promethean, Lori was a teacher and a technology resource teacher (TRT). Living by the philosophy “Home is where the military takes you,” she found herself teaching a variety of subjects and grade levels in North Carolina, Indiana, California, Guam, Japan, and Virginia. While in Virginia, she was a recipient of the Washington Post – Agnes Meyer Award for Outstanding Teaching and a fi nalist for 2007’s Virginia Teacher of the Year. Believing in Promethean’s philosophy of engaging students with authentic learning experiences and empowering teachers with innovative tools and methods, Ms. Chaney became a member of the Promethean team in September 2007. She has presented on 21st Century technologies at educational conferences and teachers’ workshops across the country. She is excited to be back in her home state of Indiana helping fellow Hoosiers understand the impact the ActivClassroom has on teaching and learning. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 13 David Frazier Knowledge Network Solutions Technology Integration Specialist After receiving a BA in Fine Art, David spent several years as a painter and illustrator in Northampton, Massachusetts. In 1993, he moved to Boston and began his career in the burgeoning fi eld of digital desktop publishing. Mastering the tools of the trade at New England’s premiere Service Bureau, he went on to work as a print, internet and multimedia designer, web video producer and magazine art director. In 2005, David joined the faculty at the Hallmark Institute of Photography in Western Massachusetts. While teaching classes in visual arts, graphic design, multimedia and business communications, he also developed and delivered Hallmark’s fi rst Adobe InDesign curriculum. Since the Fall of 2009, David has been providing independent design and marketing consultation services to clients throughout the Northeast. As a longtime user and proponent of Adobe products, he’s especially thrilled to act as a Technology Integration Specialist for Knowledge Network Solutions. His enthusiasm and broad professional experience make him a great resource for KNS clients. Allison Grabert University of Southern Indiana SwISTEM Interim Director Allison is a regional expert in connecting K-12 teachers with resources crucial to the advancement of STEM profi ciency and student engagement in STEM disciplines. She holds a B.A. in Biology/Science Teaching from the University of Southern Indiana and a M.Ed. from Murray State University. For eight years, she taught middle school and high school science, including integrated chemistry and physics, anatomy and physiology, earth science, biology and advanced biology. In 2009, she joined the Southwest Indiana STEM (SwISTEM) Resource Center at the University of Southern Indiana where she currently serves as Interim Director. At the SwISTEM Resource Center, she holds leadership positions in the following STEM endeavors: Tri-State Science and Engineering Fair, Girls Only (GO) STEM Summer Camp, SwISTEM teacher professional development opportunities, Regional SeaPerch Competition, and the Ohio Valley STEM Educators Conference. She is also a member of the Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe)Education Committee and the Indiana Science Education Reform Task Force. Recently, she attended the Naval STEM Forum in Alexandria, VA where leaders and professionals from the Navy, academia, industry and government gathered to discuss the Department of the Navy’s strategy for growing student interest and participation in STEM. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 14 spotlight presenters John Keller Director of Learning Technologies, Indiana Department of Education John Keller currently serves as the Director of Learning Technologies for the Indiana Department of Education. Prior experience includes project leadership in the design, development, and deployment of productivity tools for teachers. John has also taught as an adjunct professor for Indiana Wesleyan and Ball State University in topics ranging from technology integration to curriculum and assessment. His scholarship includes book chapters and journal articles on educational topics including instructional design and professional development of teachers. Six years as a classroom teacher served as the foundation for his interest in teaching and education. During his tenure in Warsaw Community Schools, John also served in a professional development role providing technology skill and integration training to the Warsaw faculty. As a post graduate student, John earned a minor in Curriculum and Instruction and a Ph.D. in Instructional Design from Indiana University in 2003. At the Indiana Department of Education John oversees state and federal grants to schools for educational technology, serves on the leadership team for the Learning Connection project, acts as the state E-rate coordinator, helps to coordinate efforts such as the technology planning process and pilot projects involving educational technology. In this role, John also serves on the boards of the Indiana Computer Educators (ICE), the Hoosier Educational Computer Coordinators (HECC), and serves as the agency liaison to the Indiana Chief Technology Offi cers Council, an Indiana chapter of the national organization Consortium on School Networking (CoSN). John will also represent Indiana and state technology directors on the board of the International Society for Technology Education ISTE beginning in June, 2011. Jo-Ann Kratz New Dimension Media, CCC! Core Curriculum Content Jo-Ann Kratz is responsible for assisting school districts and state departments of education, nationally, to integrate CCC! Core Curriculum Content in their schools. Jo-Ann has a B.A. and M.A. in Elementary Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia University, Chicago. Kratz is an accomplished leader and trainer with demonstrated successes in continuous improvement, course design and development, strategic planning and root cause analysis. She has served as teacher, principal, director of technology and assistant superintendent with over 25 years in education. As Senior Vice President for New Dimension Media, Jo-Ann designs interactive lesson plans and delivers professional development to help teachers learn techniques and strategies for effectively using digital resources in their instruction. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 15 Dougald MacNaughton Dell Education Account Executive Dougald MacNaughton has presented at many conferences in the region, including the Educational Technology Leadership Conference, U.P. MACUL, One-to-One Institute Jumpstart, Great Lakes 1:1 Computing, MI Business Education Association, Teaching & Learning in the Cloud, and several presentations at various school districts in the Great Lakes Region. He has been consistently involved with initiatives at the State Government level in Michigan, including testifying in front of the House Education Committee. Dougald has conducted numerous hours of classroom observation, focused on how the use of technology is enhancing the learning environment. He has been with Dell for over 12 years. Dougaldâ€™s current role with Dell is Education Account Executive and he resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Joanna Montgomery Apple Education Development Executive Joanna Montgomery is an Education Development Executive for Apple Inc. She has been with Apple for the past eleven years. Prior to coming to Apple, Joanna was a classroom teacher. She taught English, speech, drama and journalism to students grades 7-12, in rural Nebraska. After working with students, she was given the opportunity to take a position as Technology Curriculum Consultant with an K12 Education Service Center. In that role, she worked with 22 school districts in six counties to help effectively integrate technology into the curriculum. She worked with teachers at all grade levels, and all curriculum areas, to create learning environments where students had access to technology when needed, in order to create engaging educational projects and curriculum. In addition, she worked closely with Special Education teachers to fi nd solutions for students with special needs. At Apple, Joanna continues to work with teachers of all grade levels, and all curriculum areas to help schools achieve the best learning environment that they can for their students. Joanna currently lives in Michigan, where she and her husband enjoy chasing around after their four children, ages three to fi fteen. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 16 spotlight presenters Syed Ahmed Mustafa Rosetta Stone Regional Director for Education Sales Syed Ahmed Mustafa, Regional Director for Education Sales, was raised in a bi-lingual home and understands the benefi ts of being multi-lingual. During his career, Ahmed has worked throughout Europe and Far East Asia including China, Japan, India, Pakistan, Thailand and South Korea. He has traveled to almost every US state (still missing North Dakota) and has been working in the K12 and Higher Ed markets for more than 5 years. Ahmedâ€™s mother came to the US to study English, graduating with a PhD in English and spent her career helping adults learn English. Through her efforts, Ahmed learned how language can open doors â€“ whether it was to provide one the opportunity to obtain a GED and a job or to advance within your role, gain access to higher education, or simply just to move around in a new community you call home. He is a fi rm believer that language learning is not a nice to have but a necessity, because without the ability to communicate, you cannot educate. Ahmed received both his MBA and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Rochester and is also a member of Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity. He resides in Webster, NY with his wife, Karen and 4 children. When not at work, Ahmed volunteers as a Captain in the West Webster Fire Department and serves as Vice-President of the Board of Directors and a Paramedic with the Northeast Quadrant Advanced Life Support. Yancy Unger Learning Technologies, Indiana Department of Education Yancy remembers being a teacher early on in his life, coming home from fi rst grade teaching his sister how to read and sharing the stories he encountered. He continues this calling by going to schools and helping them try new things from gadgets like computing machines to delving into Internet learning communities. He is the author of The Stars Shine Brightly and founder of Word Swallow Publishing. Chosen hobbies are applying culinary skills to the persimmon, diving at soccer balls, and chasing eternity on a bicycle. Involuntarily, he is an aquatic engineer and a human backhoe. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 17 Sherry Ziolkowski Web Specialist and Adobe Education Leader Sherry Ziolkowski has worked as the Web Specialist in Arlington Heights District 25 in Illinois and has been an Adobe Education Leader since 2004. She has presented workshops on a variety of topics such as Dreamweaver, InDesign, Flash and Web 2.0 tools. Sherry has created several award winning websites that are used by teachers and students around the world on topics such as Native Americans, the Prairie, Abraham Lincoln and Internet Safety. Wendy Zuber Promethean Teaching and Learning Consultant Wendy Zuber is a Teaching and Learning Consultant at Promethean, a global leader and innovator in interactive learning technology. Prior to her career at Promethean, Wendy was a secondary science teacher and technology integration coach. In this role, she helped provide teachers with professional development opportunities to support the creation of technology-rich curricula and the integration of 21st century tools. During Ms. Zuberâ€™s teaching career, she developed innovative projects to help middle school and high school students learn essential scientifi c skills and concepts. In 2006, she was recognized as one of the top 100 technologyintegrating educators as a Pennsylvania Keystone. She has presented at numerous technology conferences and workshops across the country focusing on effective technology integration that supports the unique needs of students centered on effective digital lesson design and transformational teaching and learning. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 18 your 2011-2012 eLearning Team eLearning Revolution Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation 8:00 AM EVSC Michelle Kris Jerrad Tim Julie Jeff Jason Jason Bailey Brett Fran Stacy Dianne Betsy Candice Director of eLearning and Instructional Technology Dee Clock Tamara Brian Kara Notes Settings Jason Bailey has been an educator in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation since 1995. Upon completing his Bachelor of Science Degree from Ball State University, Jason began teaching English and speech at Harrison High School. In his seven years at Harrison, Jason was known for having an excellent rapport with his students and was commended for his involvement in extra-curricular activities which included class sponsor, football coach, and drama director, just to name a few. In 2002, shortly after completing his Master of Science degree from the University of Southern Indiana, Jason left the classroom to join EVSC’s team of Integrating Curriculum and Technology Specialists (iCATS). During his six years with iCATS, Jason’s contributions to the corporation have included developing and maintaining educational web portals that have become the homepages of teachers and administrators alike. In addition to leading the initial training for corporation-wide initiatives such as teacher websites and the online gradebook, Jason has presented professional development sessions at local, state, and national conferences. Jason also collaborated in the iCATS’ writing and implementing of the EdTech Grant, bringing more than 1.5 million dollars to the EVSC and becoming the exemplary grant of its kind for the state of Indiana. The EVSC created the Intervention Team in 2008, and Jason joined three experienced building leaders to work with the district’s schools in improvement. In nine months this team collaborated with principals in data analysis, research, and implementation of professional development, also writing the 1003g Grant which brought nearly 1 million dollars into these Title 1 schools. In 2009, during the restructuring of the EVSC Academic Team, Jason was appointed to Director of eLearning and Instructional Technology. Through collaboration with members of the Academic Team and Offi ce of Technology, Jason had been involved in the creation of the Learning Leadership Cadre, high school 1:1 implementation, eLearning coaches, as well as the adoption of digital resources such as the ANGEL learning management system and Apex Learning. Jason and his wife Heather (Teacher at Reitz High School), have two children: Bryce and Elizabeth. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 19 Candice Dodson Director of Core Experiences and Student Programs My educational career began 22 years ago when I joined the EVSC as a fi fth grade teacher. I continued my career as Media Specialist, High Ability Teacher and Technology Coordinator, focusing on project based learning and technology integration into the curriculum. Beginning in 2002, I moved to a district level position as an integrating curriculum and technology specialist (iCATS). I worked closely with teachers to discover how technology could be utilized as a teaching resource and a learning tool for student success. I was also part of the training team for the district wide online grade book system. During this time I also developed the Pod Academy, a district podcasting project involving students, teachers and administrators and the Admin Academy, a series of technology based professional development sessions for EVSC administrators. I collaborated in the iCATS’ writing and implementing of the EdTech Grant, bringing more than 1.5 million dollars to the EVSC and becoming the exemplary grant of its kind for the state of Indiana. In October of 2008 I was appointed to a district administrator position as the Director of Core Experiences and student programs. In this position, and as a member of the district Academic Team, I have had the opportunity to help direct and drive the district’s commitment to teaching and learning with technology. Working with the Director of eLearning and with the Offi ce of Technology, I have been involved in the implementation of a high school 1:1 initiative working with our eLearning coaches and developing the EVSC eLearning Revolution Summer Conference. Two years ago I was part of a team of individuals who conceived the EVSC’s Learning Leadership Cadre, an innovative program of learning focused leadership working in partnership with Brown University. I have presented professional development sessions focusing on 21st century teaching and learning sessions at local, state, and national conferences, including being the Keynote speaker at two 1:1 conferences. Two years ago, with my colleague Jason Bailey, I was responsible for writing the competitive Indiana Educational Technologies grant proposal that brought $400,000 to the EVSC for the 1:1 high school initiative. Just last week, we were awarded the IDOE Classroom Innovation Grant we authored for moving the 1:1 to our middle schools. Breakout Sessions with Jason and Candice Thursday and Friday Session 1 Join a conversation with principals and teacher leaders about the leadership needs involved with a 1:1 environment, and how you can help your school take the program to a new level. “Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.” Thomas J. Watson 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 20 your 2011-2012 eLearning Team eLearning Revolution Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Brian Bobbitt Join Brian for his st “Think Before You Po ” Sessions on Thursday a nd Friday Cedar Hall Coach ext. 42763 In May of 2001 I graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors Degree in Kinesiology. In December of 2007 I graduated from Murray State University with a Master’s in Career and Technical Administration. In December of 2008 I earned a Building Level Administration license from the University of Southern Indiana. This is my 10th year in education. I have taught Project Lead the Way pre-engineering courses such as Gateway to Technology and Introduction to Engineering Design. Next year I will be the eLearning coach at Cedar Hall Community School. It is my belief that students are capable of doing anything they set their mind to. It is very important to help students understand that learning is a building block of life. I pride myself on being innovative with students and always challenging them to fi nd several different solutions to a question. I feel this is important because it challenges students to always ask questions and helps a person desire lifelong learning. I believe technology is the future for our students and have always helped to provide opportunities for students to get hands-on experience. Furthermore, I believe each student should learn the value of community and not just expect the community to give to them. Students should also learn to give back to the community. As a result, I have been involved with several community service projects and organizations such as Youth Resources. I am very centered on data and how it can be useful in the classroom. Additionally, I am always looking for different ways to reach students. I am excited about being a part of the Learning Leadership Cadre as it will give me a chance to improve as an educator. I believe it will also be an opportunity to learn and share with so many other great educators. Brett Clark Meet Brett all d a y Fr Lodge Community School Coach ext. 52650 Witterific,” “Screencasting Call” and iday for his “T “Flipped Out” Sessions I am the new elearning at Lodge Community School. Before that, I taught 9 years of Mathematics. My fi rst three years, I taught 7th grade math at Sunnyside Middle School, in Lafayette, IN. Then I taught pre-algebra, algebra, and business math for three years at Evansville North High School. Finally, I ran the math remediation program at Washington Middle School for three years. I have a Bachelor of Science in Math Education from Oakland City University. I am currently working on my Master of Science Education with a specialization in professional development from Walden University. My particular interest include assessment literacy, standards-based teaching and grading, technology integration and professional development. I am avid user of social media for the purpose of collaboration and professional development. You can fi nd me at www.twitter.com/Mr_Brett_Clark. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 21 I have been married for eleven years and have three boys, Micah (8), Nathan (6), and Levi (2). Micah and Nathan attend Fairlawn elementary school. I am the youth pastor at Abundant Faith. I enjoy playing the bass guitar, and recently started blogging. You can fi nd my blog at www.educationdreamer.blogspot.com Jerrad Gleim Corporation-Level Coach Jerrad will help “ ith Google Apps on Fr E m po iday room” w s s a l C wer Your and teaches all about Google Earth Jerrad Gleim is a 12-year veteran of the EVSC and has taught a majority of his years in middle schools teaching math and Pre-Algebra. For the last three years, he has been a part of the Integrating Curriculum and Technology Specialists (ICATS) team where he has worked as webmaster for the ICATS website (http://www.evscicats.com) and has worked with teachers to integrate programs such as the Adobe Creative Suite, Google Apps, Google Earth, YouTube, Podcasting, Blogging, Microsoft Offi ce and PhotoStory, Apple iPads and iLife software, Promethean ActivInspire resources, and MediaCAST. Jerrad presented last year at the eLearning Conference on “Google Earth” and “Math Resources for the eLearning Classroom.” He also co-presented at the 2010 ICE (Indiana Computer Educator’s Conference) on “Blogs and Podcasting for Windows” and will be doing a similar presentation on blogs and podcasting at this year’s ICE using Apple computers. Kris Gordon ay and Friday Learn “Netbook 1 01” with Kris on Thursd Corporation-Level Coach “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.” -Dr. Seuss. I believe that our students need to be given more choice in the tasks and challenges that we ask of them as educators. Creativity can unleash great knowledge in the classroom if we give students the tools to and canvas to create it. I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Sciences from Michigan Technological University and a Master of Arts Degree in Technology Education from Ball State University. In June 2011, I completed my 11th year as a teacher in the EVSC. I taught for one year each at Harwood Middle School and Harrison High School before settling in at McGary Middle School. My experiences teaching at the middle and high school level as well as coaching several sports over the years has given me a good insight as to the lives of our students and teachers. Leading the implementation of 1:1 at McGary during the 2010-2011 school year has also given me a unique lens from which to view. I look forward to being a resource for you in my new role as an eLearning Coach. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 22 your 2011-2012 eLearning Team eLearning Revolution Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation “Take Your Flashcards t Ask Michelle abo & ” o g ii o the Cloud” ut: “Diggin D keover,” learn “What’s i and get an “Extr n an Image” eme Social Media Ma & discover“Wha t I Heard” at participate in an “Internet Search Challenge” her sessions Corporation-Level Coach Michelle Green Two years ago I joined the EVSC as Central High School’s eLearning coach. This year I’m transitioning into new responsibilities, and for the fi rst time I won’t be a part of a “school.” The change is a bit unsettling—after all, I still feel like a teacher. But there is a sense of certainty when I consider the increased opportunities for doing the thing I love most about teaching: supporting learners in achieving success. I’ll willingly provide references for math and science teachers who are justifi ably concerned about my background in teaching English grades 6-12. While my love of language was the driving force when I entered the fi eld of education fourteen years ago, my passion has evolved into learning technologies that enable us to better evaluate, express and share ideas. I look forward to hearing your goals for the school year and hope that we have the opportunity to collaborate. Dee Higgs Need “Promethean rs ” ? Board for Beginne See Dee at her Thur sday ses ns sio Corporation-Level Coach Dee has fourteen years teaching experience and has taught kindergarten through sixth grade students. Her experience includes integrating technology into the classroom curriculum as well as technology infused intervention designs. Dee has been a member of the ICATS team for three years. She has been active in the implementation of the Promethean ActivClassroom technology in EVSC. Dee is currently working on developing video resources for the district. Dee obtained her bachelor’s of science degree from the University of Southern Indiana and her master’s of science from Indiana State University. Dianne Matheis Learn “What’s in Plaza Park Middle School Coach ext. 47715 ne on Thursday n a i D h an Image” wit and “11 Things to Learn about Windows 7” Dianne Matheis earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education (Mathematics) from Ball State University and is pursuing her Master Degree in Secondary Education with a Focus on Technology from Indiana University Purdue University. Her career has been a mix of working in the business sector and education sector. After college, she moved to Florida and was a middle school classroom teacher for two years. For the next fi fteen years, she held various positions in the Informatics Department as project manager, computer technician, desktop support analyst, application tester, network administer, helpdesk supervisor and corporate trainer in Florida, Ohio, and Indiana. As a corporate trainer, Dianne’s experiences sparked an interest in returning to the school setting so that she could use her new strengths to help teachers and students integrate technology in the classroom. She quit her corporate job and moved to Indianapolis where she taught middle school math. She moved to Jasper, Indiana to be with her husband and began working for North Daviess as the school corporation’s computer technician and trainer where she was responsible for co-teaching using technology, training teachers to use electronic software Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 23 effectively, creating training aides, assisting students with technology related projects, providing professional development, and helping implement a Project Based Learning School model. The opportunity to work for EVSC presented itself and she was hired as an eLearning Coach for Harrison High School where her passions for technology and classroom integration became a reality. Starting next school year, she will be the Harrison Attendance District’s eLearning Coach working with Plaza’s teachers on the journey to creating a Project Based school model. As a member of the Cadre, Dianne is looking forward to collaborating with educators to help increase student engagement with the use of technology. Stacy Piancentini “Think Outside the Thompkins Middle School Coach nk “Flipped Math” with St i h t d n a ac y Math Book” at her sessions Thursday and Friday I am Stacy Piacentini. Yes, students love saying my last name! I have been working for EVSC as an achievement coach in middle schools for the past 2 years. For the 13 years prior to that, I taught high school math in Webb City, Missouri, just north of Joplin. I have a Bachelors degree in secondary education-math from Missouri Southern State University and a Masters in secondary teaching from Pittsburg State University. My passion is using cooperative learning and technology in the classroom. I am excited to be working with Thompkins teachers and students to see where the netbooks will help us all go with our learning. What wonders will we fi nd together! Betsy Pruitt Perry Heights Middle School Coach ext. 42728 “The advance of technology is based on making it fi t in, so that you don’t really even notice it, so it’s part of everyday life.” Bill Gates’ quote sums up the way I believe we should integrate technology into our lives and the lives of our students. I look forward to embracing the challenge of collaborating with teachers and students in the EVSC to discover ways we can use different facets of technology to improve and change the way we learn and even think. I had the opportunity to study in England this summer and focus on ways English schools integrate technology into their curriculum. I was impressed by how teachers from different disciplines worked together closely with the “Integrated Computer Technology” teacher to fi nd ways to allow and encourage students to enhance their crosscurricular learning through technology. Betsy Pruitt received her undergraduate and Masters’ degrees from the University of Evansville. She has ten years of teaching experience, having taught Reading, Language Arts, and Technology at Glenwood Middle School, Highland Elementary School, and Oak Hill Middle School. Betsy looks forward to being a resource to teachers and students at Perry Heights Middle School and throughout the corporation as we move forward with our One to One initiative and embrace all the opportunities technology holds. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 24 your 2011-2012 eLearning Team eLearning Revolution Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Julie Randolph d a “Make Math Me n Thurs ay nd Friday aningful” with Julie o Lincoln School Coach ext. 42034 I recently moved from Southeastern Ohio where I was a middle school math teacher. Early on in my career, I became involved in the Lead Teacher Project, funded by the National Science Foundation. This ultimately was the driving force behind my passion for project-based learning. I felt that by having a good rapport with my students, I could facilitate a student-centered atmosphere where our class was a community of learners. Being able to learn, create and apply what they had learned with the infusion of technology made things quite interesting. I have to admit; I learned to be humble, allowing my students to teach me. I attended Marshall University and received my Bachelor’s Degree from Ohio University; I also obtained Masters of Education from the University of Rio Grande. A big thanks to my “fi rst family” at EVSC. You Rock! XX X X As educators, we must be aware that effective teaching in an ongoing process. A lot has changed in the past 20 some odd years since I began my teaching career. I am reminded of the popular song by Bob Dylan, “The times, they are a changin.” To better meets the needs of our digital learners, we to need to evolve with our technological world. I look forward to our collaborative adventure of providing rich tools that enhance, extend and improve learning for ALL. As we journey through life, we DO make a difference. Let’s continue to be lifelong learners. Our students deserve the best! If we stay “inside the box,” how can we expect our students to think “outside the box?” Fran Riley Meet Fran for “P day romethean 101” Thurs and Friday Washington Middle School Coach ext. 11284 Fran Riley is an eLearning Coach for the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation. Prior to becoming an eLearning Coach, Fran was a member of the Integrating Curriculum and Technology Specialist, ICATS. She had worked at Glenwood Middle School as a Math teacher and Technology Coordinator before joining the ICATS team. Fran attended Georgetown College where she studied Sculpture and Art History. She transferred to Western Kentucky University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education. While at Western, she worked for the Dean of the College of Education and for the Department of Educational Research. She received her Master’s Degree from the University of Evansville and added Endorsements in Mathematics and Computers. Most recently, Fran conducted a “Promethean ActivInspire” summer 2011 workshop for the University of Southern Indiana. Fran has presented at the 2009 NCTM Regional Conference in Nashville, Tennessee; the 2010 Ohio Valley Stem Educators Conference and the 2010 T-Cubed Regional Conference in Evansville, Indiana. She has also presented at ICE, ICTM, and NCTM Nationals in past years. During the past year, Fran has helped to provide support for Promethean Interactive Boards, Google Earth, and Angel. Fran is looking forward to her new role as an eLearning Coach at Washington Middle School. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 25 Jeff Tron Helfrich Park Middle School Coach ext. 41861 I graduated from the University of Southern Indiana in 1993. I got my masters degree in education in 1999 from Indiana Wesleyan University. I taught 6th, 7th, and 8th grade at Helfrich Park STEM Academy for 17 years. While there, I was the technology coordinator and I ran in the television studio. I taught reading, English, mathematics, social studies, science, and health in all three grade levels. In the summer of 2010, I worked for the IDOE to help implement the Indiana Science Initiative. I led several workshops around the state helping teachers integrate notebooking and hands on science kits in their classrooms. For the 2010-2011 school year I taught fourth grade science at Fairlawn Elementary School. I love technology and last summer I found out I love teaching and helping teachers. Put the two together and you have my dream job. I am very excited about being an eLearning coach and helping others implement technology into their daily instruction. In my spare time I love spending time with family. Our favorite vacation spot is Disney World. I also enjoy collecting military uniforms and items especially from the WWII era. Tim Wilhelmus “Build Playground g,” a s” with Tim, “Bloggin nd “Twitter” Th ursday & Friday Corporation-Level Coach Integrating Curriculum and Technology Specialist. Frenetic Change-Agent. Playground Advocate. Learning Sherpa. Formidable and Renowned Swashbuckling Subversive. Kara Yates Get “Promethean ks Board Tips and Tric ” with Kara on Friday North Jr. High Coach ext. 47708 Kara Yates has always had a passion for technology and a desire to share that information with others. As the eLearning revolution has reached EVSC, she has known that at some point she would want to leave the classroom so she could help more teachers fi nd the excitement and creativity that bringing eLearning into the classroom creates. William Butler Yeats said, “Education is not the fi lling of a pail, but the lighting of a fi re.” She is excited about this new position and the chance to share her passion with her peers and students. Kara graduated from Oakland City University with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Education. She also holds an endorsement in Middle School and Speech. Kara also holds a Master’s Degree in Building Level Administration from Oakland City University. Kara is a Central High School alum and has spent her career teaching in the same corporation that once taught her. She began her career in EVSC teaching a variety of English courses at Harrison High School. After fi ve years, she transferred to Oak Hill Middle School where she taught 7th and 8th grade Language Arts. She enjoys the challenges and rewards that the middle school environment offers. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 26 thank you! Abbey, Janet Adams, Jo Adams, Stephen Aiken, Anthony Aiken, Carrie Akers, Jennifer Alcorn, Bonnie Alcorn, Nichole Alford, Lynn Alldredge, Joy Allen, Arlene Allen, Josh Allen, Mike Althaus, Jennifer Altheide, Kendra Althoff, Ginny Anderson, Cynthia Andrews, Jonathan Andrews, Sandra Anoskey, Julie Anslinger, Keri Antey, Amanda Arnold, Kathy Arnold, Kristen Arnold, Tommy Arteberry, Lynn Asay, Kelley Ashworth, Kendyl Baehl, Kristina Bailey, Char Bailey, Heather Bailey, Jason Bailey, Matory Bain, Les Baird, Eric Baird, Michele Baker, Megan Ball, Tiffany Ballard, Carol Ballard, Laura Barclay, David Barnett, Gwen Bartley, Christina Bartley, Jane Bass, Larry Batliner, Sara Beaman, Jennifer Beard, Delyn Beard, Doris Beard, Theresa Bearman, Olivia Beck, Jamie Becker, Jessica Beckham, Bonnie Beer, Thomas Bell, Bobbi Bender, Sheila Bernhardt, Jane Berry, Amanda Bickel, Ellen Biesecker, Laura Biggs, Ruth Bippus, Karen Bittner, Debbie Blackburn, Makaila Bland, Julie Blanford, Cynthia Blue, Dionne Bobbitt, Brian Boenigk, Paula Bogard, Deanne Bond, Lesa Bond, Melissa Bonenberger, Amy Borman, Heather Boster, Sarah Boyer, Alice Boyer, Sallie Boyles, Clara Brandle, Nathan Brandt, Jennifer Brettin, Maria Broshears, Jason Brown, Melissa Brown, Rayna Burkhart, Stacy Burns, Carol Burns, Darrin Burns, Kristen Burns, Kristi Burton, Lana Bussey, Amanda Buxton, Stacey Calli, Sarah Campbell, Andrea Campbell, Katherine Carl, Jon Carlile, Kara Carlisle, Alana Carlisle, Sarah Carnahan, Darrin Carraro, Christina Carter, Vickie Cash, Dennis Castle, Elizabeth Chamness, Vic Chaney, Lori Chapman, Darla Chestnut, Shari Cissna, Valerie Clark, Brett Clausheide, Lancesa Clayton, Pamela Cobb, Brett Coffman, Joe Cole, Amy Coleman, Leigha Collins, Stephen Combs, Mari Conder-Counts, Melissa Conner, Rebecca Cook, Naomi Costeur, Katrina Coy, Heather Craig, Janet Crick, Linda Damron, Kyong Marie Daniels, Adrienne Daniels, Ethel Darrett, Ronnetha Dausman, Katie Davis, Vicki Dayson, Kimberly Desousa, Michele Devillez, Carol Deweese, Todd Dewig, Charlotte Dillard, Diane Dockery, Sherry Dodson, Candice Dollarhide, Wendy Dowhie, Anne Duncan, Vicki Dunville, Carolyn Dus, Kassandra Dus, Pamela Duvall, Jennifer Eberhart, Robert Ellerbrook, Michael Elliott, Matthew Endress, Emily Esparza, Andrea Ethridge, William Farmer, Charles Farmer, Sonya Feagley, Deborah Feller, Mary Feller, Missy Ferguson, Carrie Fetscher, Chad Fillingim, Kim Fisher, Douglas Flake, Mike Forche, Elizabeth Forney, Kellie Fowler, Diane Frazier, David French, Kenneth French, Laurel Fricke, Robin Funk, Beth Fuquay, Tracy Gabbert, Kristyn Garness, Amy Garrett, Lisa Gatlin, Anna Geiser, Chris Gener, Laura Gilles, Mechelle Glass-Foster, Suzanne Glazebrook, Douglas Gleim, Jerrad Gmutza, Michele Gobin, Cassandra Goedde, Michael Goodman, Amy Goodman, Charles Gordon, Andrea Gordon, Kristopher Grabert, Allison Gramelspacher, Elizabeth Grannan, Kristina Green, Michelle Greene, Jennifer Groseclose, Michael Grudzinski, Polly Guillerman, Tamara Gumula,B ill Haas, Tonya Haig, Elizabeth Halbig, Thomas Hale, Amber Hale, Lisa Hale, Sally Hammonds, Robert Hamsley, Judy Hancock, Joseph Harmon, Paula Harper, Nina Harris, Carla Harris, Lisa Hart, Julie Hartman, Brian Hartmann, Chad Hartz, Kara Harvel, Jennifer Hauschild, Carl Hawkins, Jennifer Hays, Michele Heard, Dan Hensley, Tina Heppell, Stephen Herndon, Jen Herrin, Cory Herrin, Staci Hicks, Robert Higgs, Dee Hight, Amy Hildebrand, Mark Hille, Jay Hills, Ashley Hillyard, Carrie Hirsch, Erica Hodge, Rebekah Holmes, Laura Horn, Michael Howard, Gertrude Hubbard, Maryann Hubers, Lisa Hudson, Scott Huebner, Julie Huff, Aaron Huff, Sasha Hughart, Stephanie Humphrey, Maura Immel, Thad Ingram, Pat Inman, Stacie Jalilpour-Esfahani, Tammy James, Marlene Jankowski, Erinn Jankowski, Thomas Jarrell, Melanie Johann, Brad Johnson, Douglas Johnson, Jaclyn Johnson, Jeffrey Johnson, Kimberly Johnson, Mark Jones, Natalie Jones, Tim Jorgenson, Mark Jourdan, Jeremy Jourdan, Tasha Kane, Ronald Kassenbrock, Leeann Keith, Sheryl Keller, John Kelley, Rosalee Kelsey, Jordan Kennedy, Michael Kerner, Jay Khadka, Krista Khaja, Janon Khaja, Joan EVSC eLearning Revolution Kilmartin, Lisa Kinnaird, Claudia Kirsch, Kari Kluesner, Wendelene Kneer, Brandon Kneubuhler, Andrea Kniese, Norman Kocakulah, Janine Kohlmeyer, Jacob Kohlmeyer, Laura Konerding, Leah Korba, Eileen Korff, Kandi Kracker, Dawn Kratz, Jo-Ann Kron, Victoria Kuester, Kittye Kuhlenhoelter, Dennis Kuhn, Jackie Lahue, Cindy Lant, September Laswell, Pamela Laughbaum, Susan Lawrence, Eric Lawson, Makenzie Leistner, Janet Leslie, Sara Lewis, Kristine Lichtenberg, Mark Lindauer, Jeanette Long, Carla Long, Lucky Loveless, Gary Lynn, Diana Lyons, Shannon MacNaughton, Dougald Mahan, Jane Maikranz, Craig Mallotte, Jaime Mangold, Emily Manion, Lorie Marcelak, Natalie Market, Janit Martin, Jennifer Martin, Jennifer Martin, Teresa Mason, Jonathon Matheis, Dianne Mauser, Stacy May, Susan Mayse, Adrienne Mayse, David McClure, Krista McCord, Dirk McCullough, Justin McCutchan, Beth McDowell, Leslie McDurmon, Jennfer Mcintosh, Tim McMurtry, Darla McNallin, Audrey McNamara, Wendy Medlyn, Cynthia Mehringer, Melody Meritt, Jennifer Merrillat, Gary Merritt, Julie Messersmith, Shana Meyer, Laura Michel, Amy Miller, Cara Miller, Lisa Miller, Sharon Miner, Jason Minette, Sharilyn Minor, Jeanine Minton, Melissa Moesner, Kevin Monarch, Joann Montgomery, Joann Montgomery, Karen Mooney, Gayle Morgan, Jill Mosby, Don Mosby, Kimberly Murphey, David Mustafa, Ahmed Neal, Marsha Neaveill, Kari Nisly, Janelle Nolan, Emily Nunn, Joan Offutt, Audra Oliver, Angela Orth, Alan Ossenberg, Rance Parker, Nadine Parrish, Katrina Pate, Holly Payne, Amanda Perkins, Melissa Pfettscher, David Phelps, Crystal Piacentini, Stacy Pigman, Carol Pitt, Karen Polk, Ben Post, Tracy Powell, Derek Powers, Lana Pruitt, Angela Pruitt, Betsy Quanty, Judy Rader, Sarah Randolph, Julie Redd, Katherine Renner, Carol Rhoades, Monica Richie, Stephanie Riecken, Brandon Riecken, Jessica Riggs, Angela Riley, Fran Ritter, Julia Roach, Jason Roberts, Harold Robinson, Adrienne Robinson, Christopher Rodden, Lori Rogers, Gail Roll, Richard Ruedlinger, Shelley Russell, Madelyn Russell, Richard Saltanovitz, James Sandage, Regina Sansing, Audrey Sauter, Terri Scales, Leesa Scheessele, Karen Schellenberg, John Scherry, Nathan Schlosser, Joe Schmitz, Gregory Scholz, Gregory Schutte, Kristie Schweizer, Karla Schweizer, Mary Schwitz, Molly Seib, Lisa Seib, Nancy Sellers, Julie Sergesketter, Natalie Settle, Christine Sharp, Anita Shields, Leeann Shoobridge, Craig Shrode, Cathy Shrode, Ginny Siegel-Eppler, Laura Sills, Amanda Simpson, Nancy Sisson, Aaron Skinner, John Skinner, Tamara Slagle, Amy Slayton, Robyn Slepsky, Andrew Slepsky, Katie Slepsky, Stephen Smith, Charlotte Smith, Connie Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Jamie Smith, Sarah Smith, Sarah Smith, Traci Smith, Warren Smith-McCormick, Emily Spradley, William Stafford, Sherri Stapleton, Patrice StClair, Regina Steele, Stephanie Steiner, Amy Steinmetz, Crystal Stevens, Brent Stevenson, Elaine Stippler, Richard Stock, Lola Stock, Mariann Stoneberger, Liza Stoops, Jennifer Stoops, Kaye Stroud, Cheryl Sutton, Nelissa Swader, Heather Symanski, Roxanna Tenbarge, Kelly Thomas, Nicole Thompson, Susan Thornton, Jeff Travis, Donald Trice, Julie Triplett, Diane Tron, Jeffrey Tsianguebeni, Pierre Tuley, Rebekah Turpin, Brenda Uhde, Charles Ulrich, Daniel Unger, Heather Unger, Yancy Vaughn, Ann Vaught, Abby Vick, Tammy Vieke, Cami Vierling, Daniele Villines, Jeremy Villines, Patrice Voelker, Cathy Wade, Elizabeth Waggoner, Zachary Wagoner, Georgina Walden, Angela Walker, Kelli Wallace, Darlene Walling, Bonnie Wassmer, Brian Watson, Chuck Watson, Daniel Webster, Michele Weikert, Erin Weinzapfel, Tonya Wells, Elizabeth Wells, John Wempe, Ken Wertman, Kathryn Wertman, Nathan Whicker, Abigail Whipkey, Ruth Whipkey, Stanley Wiener, Jennifer Wilhelmus, Leslie Wilhelmus, Thomas Wilhelmus, Timothy Williams, Nevitt Willis, Annie Willis, Gennifer Wilson, Heather Wisuri, Sherri Wolf, Stacey Wolfe, Lisa Wolfe, Travis Woodard, Sarah Woodruff, Monisha Work, Alice Wright, Andrej Wright, Brianna Wright, Bruce Wright, Megan Yarbor, Susan Yates, Kara Yeager, Carolyn Yeakle, Sam Young, Lori Zeller, Sherri Zimmer, Marissa Zinn, Emily Ziolkowski, Shelly Zuber, Wendy 27 28 The NETWORK The NETWORK In an effort to support the amazing work that many of our educators are doing to develop 21st century learning in media-rich environments, the EVSC is creating a network of teachers, coaches and administrators who can share their strengths with those around them. The Network will be a learning hub for all educators and a collaboration tool for members. Membership in The Network includes early access to news and pilot projects related to 21st century learning, opportunities to lead and share knowledge, access to a collaborative community of committed educators, and recognition for the expertise that each member brings to the table. Members of The Network are educators with a passion for learning, a willingness to share the skills they have developed with regard to technology and teaching in media-rich environments, and a desire to contribute to the collective knowledge of our profession. You only need to have some area of profi ciency for which you are willing to be a resource for the rest of the community. Current Member List Alcorn, Bonnie* Alldredge, Joy* Allen, Mike Anderson, Susan Andrews, Jonathan Arteberry, Lynn* Austin, Laurie Bailey, Jason* Bain, Les Barnette, Jeffrey Bartley, Christina* Bartley, Jane* Beadles, Andy Bell, Bobbi* Blue, Dionne* Blum, Helene Bobbitt, Brian* Boeglin, Lisa Boyer, Ben Boyle, Paul Buck, Brandon Burns, Jo Campbell, Andrea* Carl, Jon* Carter, Patrick Chapman, Michael Clark, Brett* Coil, Andrew Cooper, Adam Cooper, Joe Coughlin, April Coy, Heather* Dierlam, Jeff Dillon, Leslie Dimmett, Dave Dishman, Karen Dodson, Candice* Doerner, Phillip Dollarhide, Wendy* Druschke, Traci Dus, Pamela Eichholz, Kristine Elpers, Justin Feller, Mary Ann* Feller, Missy* Fillingim, Kim Flake, Mike* Fleenor, Nathan Fricke, Robin* Gile, Cara Gleason, Jonna Gleim, Jerrad* Gobin, Cassy* Goodman, Lisa Gordon, Andrea* Gordon, Kris* Grannan, Kristina Green, Michelle* Gumula, Bill Haas, Tonya* Hale, Amber Harmon, Paula* Hartman, Brian Hartz, Deborah Herrin, Cory Herron, Chris Higgs, Dee* Hills, Ashley* Hodge, Allana Huff, Sasha* Jankowski, Erinn* Johnson, Doug* Kelley, Michael Kracker, Dawn Kuester, Kittye Kuhlenhoelter, Dennis Lamey, Brad Lannan, Joseph Lant, September Laune, Lee Ann Lehman, Sean Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Leistner, Janet* Mahan, Jane* Manion, Lori Market, Janit* Mason, Jon Matheis, Dianne* Mayer, Melissa Meritt, Jennifer Minor, Jeanine Mooney, Gayle Nichols, Barb Owens, DeKarla Pate, Holly* Penn, Erica* Pigman, Carol* Pruitt, Angela Pruitt, Betsy Riley, Fran* Roach, Michelle Robinson, Chris* Roll, Rick* Ross, Melissa Ruedinger, Shelly Russell, Madelyn Rust, Michael Schweizer, Mary Shipley, Kathleen Skinner, Tamara Sorg, Dawn Specht, Laura Stephens, Sarah Strieter, Shannon Stubbs, Velinda Thompson, Susan* Trulove, Lisa Vick, Tammy* Villines, Jeremy Walker, Kelli* Walling, Bonnie* Weikert, Erin* Weinzapfel, Tonya* Wells, John Wilhelmus, Leslie* Wilhelmus, Tim* Willner, Beth Wilzbacher, Brandi Wright, Megan Yarbor, Susan Yates, Kara* Yonts, Melody Zeller, Sherri* *conference presenters EVSC eLearning Revolution have you heard? the is the word! Have you been following the #evscrev11 Twitter feed and wondering who is who? The Tweetup is your chance to meet the people behind the Twitter handles. Even if you haven’t yet joined Twitter, it is a great chance to try something new with a little help from your friends. For everyone it’s a great opportunity to connect with people face to face and share just a little more than 140 characters at a time. Of course there will be fun surprises too! Burned by Vague Lesson Plans and a Free Floating Curriculum? Yancy Unger -- Thursday, Session 3; Friday Session 3 Passing Notes in Class Yancy Unger -- Thursday Session 2; Friday Session 2 want ? to learn more join us in one d of our feature ns twitter sessio #evscrev11 29 Extreme Social Media Makeover: Educator Edition Michelle Green -- Thursday Session 1 Twitter and Facebook and Blogs, Oh My! Tim Wilhelmus -- Thursday Session 2 Personalizing Your Professional Learning Experience Emily Smith-McCormick -- Thursday Session 3 Twitter: Teaching and Collaborative Tool Brett Clark -- Friday Session 1 A-well everybody’s heard about the bird Bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word A-well-a bird bird bird, bird is the word A-well-a bird bird bird, well-a bird is the word A-well-a bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word A-well a bird bird bird, well-a bird is the word A-well-a bird bird b-bird’s the word A-well-a bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word A-well-a bird bird bird, well the bird is the word A-well-a bird bird, b-bird’s the word A-well-a don’t you know about the bird? Well everybody knows that the bird is the word A-well everybody’s heard about the bird Bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word A-well-a bird bird bird, bird is the word A-well-a bird bird bird, well-a bird is the word Bird bird bird, b-bird’s the word A-well-a bird bird bird, bird is the word A-well-a bird bird bird, well-a bird is the word b-bird is the word meet up, greet up, and tweet up! starting around 12:20 Thursday & Friday in the commons 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 30 lunch options Arby’s 1.4 Miles from Central Burger King 0.7 Miles from Central Canton Inn 1.3 Miles from Central Charlie’s Mongolian 2.9 Miles from Central Dairy Queen 1.3 Miles from Central DC’s Pub 1.1 Miles from Central Denny’s Restaurant 41 4.1 Miles from Central Domino’s Pizza 0.1 Miles from Central Fuji Yama 1.1 Miles from Central GD Ritzys 0.7 Miles from Central Grandy’s 1.9 Miles from Central Hacienda 3.1 Miles from Central Heady’s Pizza 0.9 Miles from Central Central High School Home of the 2011 eLearning Revolution Summer Conference! Lic’s Deli & Ice Cream 3.0 Miles from Central Long John Silver’s 1.8 Miles from Central Los Bravos Mexican 1.4 Miles from Central Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation You will mainly use 1st Avenue to get to most restaurants in the North Park area. EVSC eLearning Revolution Staying on Campus? Check out the food booths in the Central parking lot! Papa Murphy’s Pizza Located in the Central HS Parking Lot. Look for the Papa Murphy’s Pizza Wagon! Zesto’s Located in the Central HS Parking Lot Look for the “River City Roller” bus! Show Your Conference Name Badge to receive these special lunch discounts! 31 Mama Roma’s Pizza 1.0 Miles from Central Mayflower Super Buffet 0.9 Miles from Central McDonalds 0.9 Miles from Central Papa John’s Pizza 0.8 Miles from Central Pie Pan 1.1 Miles from Central Pizza Hut 0.6 Miles from Central Pizza King 2.9 Miles from Central Rounders Pizza 0.7 Miles from Central Starbucks 0.6 Miles from Central Stepto’s Bar-BQ Shack 1.2 Miles from Central Subway 0.8 Miles from Central Taco Bell 0.6 Miles from Central Two Brothers Chinese 1.1 Miles from Central Wendy’s 1.4 Miles from Central Wolf’s Bar-BQ 0.7 Miles from Central Zoup! Fresh Soup 0.6 Miles from Central 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 32 poster session descriptions Poster Sessions T (am) T (pm) F (am) F (pm) Network Member F (am) F (pm) Network Member Erica Penn The will see ActivInspire Flipcharts created by students. The will see presentation created by students. They will also see how the can â€œgo greenâ€? in elementary school by using ANGEL Learning. To learn more about this session, speak with Erica Thursday morning/afternoon and Friday morning/afternoon. T (am) T (pm) Meet Your Coach! The Next Generation of Learning follow me on Twitter! Diggin Diigo Michelle Green Support learning, enhance collaboration, improve productivity and encourage digital citizenship using the social book marking tool Diigo. Teachers will learn how to establish an educator account and see how others have put this tool to use in their content area. Tips for maximizing the site to its full potential will also be shared. To learn more about this session, speak with Michelle Thursday morning/ afternoon and Friday morning/afternoon. F (am) F (pm) Network Member Podcasting and Technology Susan Thompson There will be videos of podcasts that I made for reinforcement and for teaching while there was a sub. There will also be video of students creating their own fl ip charts for students to learn from for the following year. To learn more about this session, speak with Susan Friday morning/afternoon. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 33 Poster Sessions T (am) T (pm) Imagery, the fine arts magazine of Bosse Missy Feller Visitors will see how to establish a print and online publication. Anticipated video will have students and faculty commenting on the different steps necessary to organize for a mass publication, and how to build a program. Sample printed books will be available for public viewing. To learn more about this session, speak with Missy Thursday morning/afternoon and Friday morning/afternoon. F (am) F (pm) Network Member follow me on Twitter! T (am) T (pm) Twist on TimeToast: DC Metro Trip Kelli Walker F (am) F (pm) Visitors will see student work of using Timetoast in a new and different way! Students created projects that chronicled their simulated trip through the DC Metro System. Students learn about a different public transit system and city while applying a well known web tool in a different way! Network Member To learn more about this session, speak with Kelli Thursday morning/afternoon and Friday morning/afternoon. Project-Based Learning Using the Netbooks Andrea Campbell and Kelli Walker Kelli and Andrea present classroom projects completed using the Netbook. Projects demonstrated utilizing Open Office, Photostory, Zooburst and Timetoast, and more. To learn more about this session, speak with Andrea and Kelli Thursday morning/afternoon and Friday morning/afternoon. T (am) T (pm) F (am) F (pm) Network Member 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 34 poster session descriptions Poster Sessions T (am) T (pm) F (am) F (pm) Using Angel in Algebra Sheryl Keith I took screen shots of different websites, videos, assignments, my calendar, notes, etc from things I did with the Angel system I am in no way an advanced user, but I just thought I could share through pictures, ways I have found that I could begin using this technology in my Algebra (math) classes. It might encourage those who are skeptical that it can be used and can make teachers lives easier. To learn more about this session, speak with Sheryl Thursday morning/ afternoon and Friday morning/afternoon. F (am) F (pm) Whatâ€™s Up News Nina Jordan-Harper and Lori Madison Whatâ€™s Up News is a newscast that captures students engaged in various school and community activities that promote learning. Visitors will be able to see videos that we produced this year. They will learn how the videos were used in school assemblies to showcase student work and create a sense of connection and community within the school. This presentation highlights the use of Flip Camera technology to bring student activities alive and promote various individual, classroom, and school learning activities. The presenters will provide various examples of how this technology can be used for showcasing student work and communicating with parents and other stakeholders through electronic newsletters and school wide assemblies. The participants will also see how Caze Elementary School utilized Flip Cameras to get faculty and students actively involved in promoting school-wide positive behavioral interventions such as hallway and cafeteria procedures. To learn more about this session, speak with Nina and Lori Friday morning/ afternoon. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 35 Poster Sessions Video Production Projects T (am) T (pm) Lynn Arteberry and Bobbi Bell View student projects created using Adobe Premiere. Instead of grading paper tests at the end of a unit, assign a hands-on video production as a means of assessment! Network Members To learn more about this session, speak with Lynn and Bobbi Thursday morning/ afternoon. T (am) T (pm) Take Your Flashcards to the Cloud Michelle Green F (am) F (pm) If your content area requires students learn essential vocabulary then you will want to stop by and visit this poster! See resources that will transform the way your students can interact with new terminology. Forget requiring a stack of index cards-your students (and their parents) will thank you for introducing these tools. Meet Your Coach! Network Member follow me on Twitter! To learn more about this session, speak with Michelle Thursday morning/ afternoon and Friday morning/afternoon. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School Thursday, Session 1 36 breakout sessions Thursday, 10:30-11:30 AM, Session 1 strands workshop room Promethean Increasing Cognitive Interactions with Your Interactive White Board Wendy Zuber 101 Promethean The Potential of Promethean Lori Chaney 102 Promethean Promethean 101 Jane Mahan, Fran Riley and Cassie Gobin 103 Promethean Flipping Over Flipcharts Tonya Weinzapfel 105 Promethean Promethean 101 Andrea Gordon 106 Web 2.0 Web 2.0 Playground: Beyond PowerPoint Sherry Ziolkowski 209 Rosetta Accelerate Achievement with Rosetta Stone Syed Ahmed Mustafa and Maria Brettin 121 Angel Angel Basics Janet Leistner 206 Angel What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Angel Two Years Ago Paula Harmon 211 Angel Creating Rubrics in Angel Wendy Dollarhide 208 Angel The Club Hub: Forming and Managing Student Groups Robin Fricke 213 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 37 Thursday, 10:30-11:30 AM, Session 1 room Designing 21st Century Learning Opportunities for Educators Holly Pate Windows to the Past, Digital Storytelling Jon Carl 207 155 APEX Learning Douglas Fisher Media Center Learning “Virtually” all APEX has to Offer Carol Pigman 153 How Information is Changing Learning Dougald MacNaughton 151 Creative Ways to Use Digital Content in Your Lessons Jo-Ann Kratz 157 strands 21st Century Learning 21st Century Learning Apex Apex 21st Century Learning Apple 1:1 Classroom Management: What Works in the Connected Classroom Central Panel 1 219 Digital Citizenship MC Lab Digital Resources Ideas for Implementing Netbooks in the Mathematics Classroom Chris Robinson 116 Windows, Netbooks, and General Information Extreme Social Media Makeover: Educator Edition Michelle Green 117 Social Networking Free Your Mind Mike Flake 118 Web 2.0 Tools INSPIRE: Indiana’s Virtual Library Becky Conner 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School Thursday, Session 1 workshop Thursday, Session 1 38 breakout sessions Thursday, 10:30-11:30 AM, Session 1 strands workshop room Windows, Netbooks, and General Information 7/11: 11 Things to Learn about Windows 7 Dianne Matheis 114 21st Century Learning Building Playgrounds Tim Wilhelmus 123 21st Century Learning Using Technology to Increase Cultural Awareness Dr. Dionne Blue 212 Adobe Introduction to InDesign Kari Kirsch 201 21st Century Learning PBL in a Nutshell Bonnie Alcorn and Doug Johnson 204 21st Century Learning Leading in a 1:1 Environment Jason Bailey and Candice Dodson 214 Windows, Netbooks, and General Information Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Heather Wilson 108 Windows, Netbooks, and General Information Netbook 101: Now What? Kris Gordon Apple Reaching All Learners: Using the iPad with Students with Special Needs Joanna Montgomery 205 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Auditorium EVSC eLearning Revolution 39 Thursday, 1:00-2:00 PM, Session 2 room strands Increasing Cognitive Interactions with Your Interactive White Board Wendy Zuber 101 Promethean The Potential of Promethean Lori Chaney Promethean 102 Promethean Board for Beginners Dee Higgs 103 Promethean Board Basics Ashley Hills 105 Promethean Board Essentials (lasts 2 sessions) Tonya Haas 106 Adobe Dreamweaver Essentials (lasts 2 sessions) Sherry Ziolkowski Accelerate Achievement with Rosetta Stone Syed Ahmed Mustaffa and Maria Brettin 209 121 Angel Basics Janet Leistner 206 Angel -- the ins and outs Erin Weikert and Joy Alldredge 211 Managing Content in Angel Heather Coy and Chad Fetscher 208 The Club Hub: Forming and Managing Student Groups Robin Fricke 213 Promethean Promethean Promethean Adobe Rosetta Angel Angel Angel Angel 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School Thursday, Session 2 workshop Thursday, Session 2 40 breakout sessions Thursday, 1:00-2:00 PM, Session 2 strands workshop room 21st Century Learning Designing 21st Century Learning Opportunities for Educators Holly Pate 207 IDOE Feature Passing Notes in Class Yancy Unger 155 Apex Apex Learning Douglas Fisher IDOE Feature Connecting Through the Learning Connection John Keller 153 21st Century Learning How Information is Changing Learning Dougald MacNaughton 151 Common Core Creative Ways to Use Digital Content in Your Lessons Jo-Ann Kratz 157 Digital Citizenship Think Before You Post Brian Bobbitt 219 Digital Resources Navigating the Lexile Website and Inspire Wendy Dollarhide Web 2.0 Tools M3 = Making Math Meaningful, a virtual journey from A to Z Julie Randolph 116 Social Networking Twitter and Facebook and Blogs, Oh My! Tim Wilhelmus 117 Web 2.0 Tools Prezintations -- Introduction to Prezi Missy Feller 118 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Media Center MC Lab EVSC eLearning Revolution 41 Thursday, 1:00-2:00 PM, Session 2 room Empower Your Classroom and School Through Google Apps Jerrad Gleim Whatâ€™s in an Image? Michelle Green and Dianne Matheis 119 114 A Real Project-Based Learning Experience Leslie Wilhelmus, Brianna Wright, and Christina Bartley 123 Technology-Drive Differentiated Instruction Vicki Davis, Keynote 212 Introduction to Adobe Acrobat Pro (lasts 2 sessions) David Frazier 201 Google Tools: A Toolbox for 21st Century Learning Rick Roll Thinking Prezi While Trapped in a PowerPoint Jane Bartley and Jane Hillyard 204 214 Introduction to Microsoft Word Heather Wilson 108 Supplementing and Replacing Textbooks Joanna Montgomery 205 strands Google Windows, Netbooks, and General Information 21st Century Learning Adobe Google 21st Century Learning Windows, Netbooks, and General Information Apple 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School Thursday, Session 2 workshop Thursday, Session 3 42 breakout sessions Thursday, 2:15-3:15 PM, Session 3 strands workshop room Promethean Increasing Cognitive Interactions with Your Interactive White Board Wendy Zuber 101 Promethean The Potential of Promethean Lori Chaney 102 Promethean Promethean Board for Beginners Dee Higgs 103 Promethean Middle School Math and Netbooks...How do I do it? Cassy Gobin 105 Promethean Promethean Board Essentials Tonya Haas 106 Adobe Adobe Dreamweaver Essentials (continued from session 2) Sherry Ziolkowski 209 Rosetta Accelerate Achievement with Rosetta Stone Syed Ahmed Mustaffa and Maria Brettin 121 Angel Angel Basics Janet Leistner 206 Angel Third Grade and Angel Sherri Zeller and Tammy Jalilpour 211 Angel Organizing Content in Angel Kelli Walker 208 Angel Heavenly Help: Angel Assessments Carol Pigman 213 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 43 Thursday, 2:15-3:15 PM, Session 3 room 10 Great Things to Know How to Do in Angel Jeff Thornton 207 Burned by Vague Lesson Plans and a Free Floating Curriculum? Yancy Unger Apex Learning Doug Fisher 155 Media Center Connecting Through the Learning Connection John Keller 153 How Information is Changing Learning Dougald MacNaughton 151 Creative Ways to Use Digital Content in Your Lessons Jo-Ann Kratz Uh...We Need to Talk Jon Carl 157 219 strands Angel IDOE Feature Apex IDOE Feature 21st Century Learning Common Core 21st Century Learning MC Lab Digital Resources Flipped Out Math Stacy Piancentini 116 21st Century Learning Personalizing Your Professional Learning Experience Emily Smith-McCormick 117 Social Networking You Won’t Believe What I Heard! Michelle Green 118 Web 2.0 Tools INSPIRE: Indiana’s Virtual Library Becky Conner 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School Thursday, Session 3 workshop Thursday, Session 3 44 breakout sessions Thursday, 2:15-3:15 PM, Session 3 strands workshop room Digital Resources Technology to Satisfy the IEP Janit Market 119 21st Century Learning Tips from the Trenches Andrea Campbell 114 Google Google Apps in Todayâ€™s Classroom Christina Bartley 123 7 Steps to Flatten Your Classroom Vicki Davis, Keynote 212 Adobe Introduction to Adobe Acrobat Pro (continued from session 2) David Frazier 201 Web 2.0 Tools Differentiating Instruction with Podcasts Rick Roll 110 21st Century Learning How to Manage a Student-Centered Classroom Jane Mahan and Leslie Wilhelmus 214 Windows, Netbooks, and General Information Introduction to the Internet Heather Wilson 108 Apple Great Apps for Education-Yours, Mine and Ours Joanna Montgomery 205 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 45 Friday, 10:30-11:30 AM, Session 1 room strands Increasing Cognitive Interactions with Your Interactive White Board Wendy Zuber 101 Promethean The Potential of Promethean Lori Chaney Promethean 102 Promethean 101 Jane Mahan, Fran Riley and Cassy Gobin 103 Promethean Board Tips and Tricks Kara Yates 105 Promethean 101 Andrea Gordon 106 Oh, the Places Youâ€™ll Go! Sherry Ziolkowski 209 Accelerate Achievement with Rosetta Stone Syed Ahmed Mustafa and Maria Brettin 121 Angel Basics Janet Leistner 206 What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Angel Two Years Ago Paula Harmon 211 Creating Rubrics in Angel Wendy Dollarhide 208 10 Great Things to Know How to Do in Angel Jeff Thornton 213 Promethean Promethean Promethean Web 2.0 Tools Rosetta Angel Angel Angel Angel 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School Friday, Session 1 workshop Friday, Session 1 46 breakout sessions Friday, 10:30-11:30 AM, Session 1 strands workshop room Web 2.0 Tools Top 25+ Tools Missy Feller 207 21st Century Learning Windows to the Past, Digital Storytelling Jon Carl 155 Apex APEX Learning Douglas Fisher Apex Learning â€œVirtuallyâ€? all APEX has to Offer Carol Pigman 153 21st Century Learning How Information is Changing Learning Dougald MacNaughton 151 Common Core Creative Ways to Use Digital Content in Your Lessons Jo-Ann Kratz 157 Digital Citizenship 1:1 Classroom Management: What Works in the Connected Classroom Central Panel 2 161 Digital Resources Thinking Outside the Math Book Stacy Piacentini 219 Social Networking Twitterifi c -- Teaching and Collaborative Tool Brett Clark 117 Web 2.0 Tools Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou Facebook??? Lorie Manion and Bonnie Walling 118 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Media Center EVSC eLearning Revolution 47 Friday, 10:30-11:30 AM, Session 1 room Top 5 Tools for English Classroom Erinn Jankowski 119 Google Tools: A Toolbox for 21st Century Learning Rick Roll 114 Ideas for Implementing Netbooks in the Mathematics Classroom Chris Robinson 123 Question and Answer Session Professor Stephen Heppell, Keynote 212 Introduction to InDesign Kari Kirsch 201 Roles of the Technology Coordinator in a 1:1 Environment Stacy Mauser Leading in a 1:1 Environment Candice Dodson and Jason Bailey Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Heather Wilson Netbook 101: Now What? Kris Gordon Creating Custom Content For The iPad Joanna Montgomery 204 214 strands Web 2.0 Tools Google Windows, Netbooks, and General Information Adobe Digital Resources 21st Century Learning 108 Windows, Netbooks, and General Information Auditorium Windows, Netbooks, and General Information 205 Apple 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School Friday, Session 1 workshop Friday, Session 2 48 breakout sessions Friday, 1:00-2:00 PM, Session 2 strands workshop room Promethean Increasing Cognitive Interactions with Your Interactive White Board Wendy Zuber 101 Promethean The Potential of Promethean Lori Chaney 102 Promethean Making Word Work Come Alive Mary Anne Feller 103 Promethean Promethean Board Tips and Tricks Kara Yates 105 Promethean Promethean Board Essentials (lasts 2 sessions) Tonya Haas 106 Adobe Getting Started with Adobe InDesign (lasts 2 sessions) Sherry Ziolkowski 209 Rosetta Accelerate Achievement with Rosetta Stone Syed Ahmed Mustaffa and Maria Brettin 121 Angel Angel Basics Janet Leistner 206 Angel Angel -- the ins and outs Erin Weikert and Joy Alldredge 211 Angel Managing Content in Angel Heather Coy and Chad Fetscher 208 Angel Angel Brandon Kneer 213 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 49 Friday, 1:00-2:00 PM, Session 2 room No Textbooks? Using Angel to Bridge the Gap Sasha Huff 207 Passing Notes in Class Yancy Unger 155 Apex Learning Doug Fisher Media Center Connecting Through the Learning Connection John Keller 153 Creative Ways to Use Digital Content in Your Lessons Jo-Ann Kratz 157 Think Before You Post Brian Bobbitt 219 Using Technology to Increase Cultural Awareness Dr. Dionne Blue MC Lab M3 = Making Math Meaningful, a virtual journey from A to Z Julie Randolph 116 Finding Value in Video: Uses for Webcams Kelli Walker 117 Top 25+ Tools Missy Feller 118 strands Angel IDOE Feature Apex IDOE Feature Common Core Digital Citizenship 21st Century Learning Web 2.0 Tools Digital Resources Web 2.0 Tools 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School Friday, Session 2 workshop 50 breakout sessions Friday, 1:00-2:00 PM, Session 2 strands workshop room Screen-Casting Call Brett Clark 119 21st Century Learning A Real Project-Based Learning Experience Leslie Wilhelmus, Brianna Wright, and Christina Bartley 123 Web 2.0 Tools Blogging to Extend the Classroom Tim Wilhelmus 212 Google Empower Your Classroom and School through Google Apps Jerrad Gleim 204 21st Century Learning Thinking Prezi While Trapped in a PowerPoint Jane Bartley and Jane Hillyard 214 Windows, Netbooks, and General Information Introduction to Microsoft Word Heather Wilson 108 Apple Supplementing and Replacing Textbooks Joanna Montgomery 205 Friday, Session 2 Web 2.0 Tools Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 51 Friday, 2:15-3:15 PM, Session 3 room strands Increasing Cognitive Interactions with Your Interactive White Board Wendy Zuber 101 Promethean The Potential of Promethean Lori Chaney Promethean 102 Making Word Work Come Alive Mary Anne Feller 103 Middle School Math and Netbooks...How do I do it? Cassy Gobin 105 Promethean Board Essentials Tonya Haas 106 Getting Started with Adobe InDesign (continued from session 2) Sherry Ziolkowski Accelerated Achievement with Rosetta Stone Syed Ahmed Mustaffa and Maria Brettin 209 121 Angel Basics Janet Leistner 206 Third Grade and Angel Sherri Zeller and Tammy Jalilpour 211 Organizing Content in Angel Kelli Walker 208 Heavenly Help: Angel Assessments Carol Pigman 213 Promethean Promethean Promethean Adobe Rosetta Angel Angel Angel Angel 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School Friday, Session 3 workshop Friday, Session 3 52 breakout sessions Friday, 2:15-3:15 PM, Session 3 strands workshop room Rosetta How to Use Rosetta Stone Claudia Kinnaird 207 IDOE Feature Burned by Vague Lesson Plans and a Free Floating Curriculum? Yancy Unger 155 Apex Apex Learning Doug Fisher IDOE Feature Connecting Through the Learning Connection John Keller 153 21st Century Learning How to Manage a Student-Centered Classroom Jane Mahan and Leslie Wilhelmus 151 Common Core Creative Ways to Use Digital Content in Your Lessons Jo-Ann Kratz 157 Digital Resources SwiSTEM Resource Center Allison Grabert 219 21st Century Learning Flipped Out -- The Flipped Classroom Brett Clark 116 21st Century Learning Designing 21st Century Learning Opportunities for Educators Holly Pate 117 Windows, Netbooks, and General Information The Internet Search Challenge Michelle Green 118 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Media Center EVSC eLearning Revolution 53 Friday, 2:15-3:15 PM, Session 3 room Socializing, Mobilizing, and Verbalizing in the Student-Centered Class 114 Emily Smith-McCormick Google Apps in Todayâ€™s Classroom Christina Bartley 123 Be Very Afraid Professor Stephen Heppell, Keynote 212 Introduction to Adobe Acrobat Pro (continued from session 2) David Frazier 201 Google Earth Jerrad Gleim 204 Hear It! Read It! Write It! Andrea Gordon Introduction to the Internet Heather Wilson Great Apps for Education-Yours, Mine and Ours Joanna Montgomery 214 108 205 strands Social Networking Google Adobe Google Web 2.0 Tools Windows, Netbooks, and General Information Apple 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School Friday, Session 3 workshop 54 breakout session descriptions Angel LMS Sessions @ANGEL_LMS Angel Basics Network Member Network Member Janet Leistner -- all sessions The workshop will provide instruction on Angel basics including login procedure, person and system setup, adding content for instruction, creating a dropbox, and using Angel email for communication. Participants will have the opportunity for hands on experience during the workshop. What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Angel Two Years Ago Paula Harmon -- Thursday Session 1; Friday Session 1 This workshop is directed at middle school teachers and high school teachers new to Angel. I will go through some of the basics of what I have learned over the past two years and how I wish I had known then what I do now. Network Member Creating Rubrics in Angel Wendy Dollarhide -- Thursday Session 1; Friday Session 1 Bring your favorite rubric on a thumb drive and convert it to an easy to use and time saving tool in Angel! Angel Assessments Network Member Carol Pigman -- Thursday Session 3; Friday Session 3 In this session, learn how to use Angel assessments to make you life easier and to give you students Immediate feedback. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 55 Angel LMS Sessions @ANGEL_LMS Third Grade and Angel Sherri Zeller and Tammy Jalilpour -- Thursday Session 3; Friday Session 3 Network Member Participants will learn how to use Angel in the classroom. They will learn how to create test/quizzes, add student email within the Angel program, and add additional links to their Angel program. The Club Hub: Forming and Managing Student Groups Robin Fricke -- Thursday Session 1 & 2 Network Member There are many different groups within each school--student class groups, clubs, student council, etc. Using Angel to communicate with group members, conduct elections and surveys, create a calendar of events can be a timesaving, organized way to manage the groups. Participants will learn how to create a group, use the communications tools to communicate with the group, add events to the calendar, and create a survey/election poll. Angel -- the Ins and Outs Erinn Weikert & Joy Alldredge -- Thursday Session 2; Friday Session 2 Network Members We will present how to set up their ANGEL accounts for their classrooms. Examples on how to use the resource sections, set up folders and assignments in the lessons section and how to set up groups. We will also cover using the calendar, sending/creating missing work emails and having student/teacher emails forwarded to their personal email accounts. We will also show how to use different tools in Angel such as Drop Boxes and Assessments. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 56 breakout session descriptions Angel LMS Sessions @ANGEL_LMS Managing Content in Angel Heather Coy & Chad Fetscher -- Thursday Session 2; Friday Session 2 Network Member Beginning users of Angel will learn how to manage their content on Angel by creating folders; adding pages, fi les, and links; creating drop boxes and managing electronic submissions. Organizing Content in Angel Kelli Walker -- Thursday Session 3; Friday Session 3 Network Member I will showcase my courses and my Angel interface. Participants will: Create folders, dropboxes. Upload fi les, links, assessments. Rearrange items. Extras: Finding icons, uploading icons to Angel. 10 Great Things to Know How to do In Angel Network Member Jeff Thornton -- Thursday Session 3; Friday Session 1 follow me on Twitter! During this workshop participants will learn about the following topics: email forwarding, locking and unlocking content, embedding media, course automation (lock & unlocking content, missing work management), exporting/importing consoles, and engage in a show and share of helpful tips. Introduction to Angel Brandon Kneer -- Friday, Session 2 Participants will learn the basics of Angel. How to create folders, use the LOR, create drop boxes, etc. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 57 Angel LMS Sessions @ANGEL_LMS No Textbooks? Using Angel to Bridge the Gap Sasha Huff -- Friday, Session 2 Network Member Do you have grammar exercises, reading quizzes, listening activities, or other small assignments that you would hate to lose in the transition to no textbooks? Would you like to be faster at grading and give your students better feedback? Do you ever feel like giving your students a second chance when theyâ€™ve completely misunderstood something? Make the transition from textbooks to computers by using Angel assessments to save your favorite activities, and use the variety of feedback and retest procedures to promote mastery of the content. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 58 breakout session descriptions Common Core @Common_Core Creative Ways to Use Digital Content in Your Lessons Jo-Ann Kratz -- all sessions follow me on Twitter! Come and learn how to create concept-based lesson plans that are interactive and differentiated. Participants will learn how to use graphics and digital content in new ways that allow students different options for learning about a key concept. Come ready to talk about concepts that you teach throughout the year so what we create can be used by many. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 59 Rosetta Stone @RosettaStone Accelerated Achievement with Rosetta Stone Syed Ahmed Mustaffa and Maria Brettin -- all sessions Rosetta Stone is a robust solution that produces real, quantifi able results in every student. Rosetta Stone Classrooms pairs language expertise with technological innovation to create a truly singular solution. This immerses students in their language of study and helps them accelerate their learning of fundamentals right from the very beginning. Our solutions are not only effective for those who are learning a foreign language but also for those English Language Learners can advance with Rosetta Stone. How to use Rosetta Stone Claudia Kinnaird -- Friday Session 3 How to incorporate Rosetta Stone into your classroom, lesson plans, and curriculum. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 60 breakout session descriptions Adobe Sessions @Adobe @CreativeSuite @AdobeAE @ConnectSupport @AdobePremier @SoundBooth @AdobeInDesign @AdobeConnect @AdobeCare Introduction to Adobe Acrobat Pro David Frazier, Knowledge Network Solutions -- Thursday Sessions 2-3 This 2.5-hour professional development power-session introduces participants to exciting features of Adobe Acrobat Pro. An interface and function overview is followed by exploration into rich-media PDF creation, merge and markup operations, form generation and more. Special emphasis is placed on Dynamic PDF Portfolio production. Introduction to InDesign Kari Kirsch -- Thursday Session 1; Friday Session 1 Have you always wanted to be on the cover of a magazine, but never got that lucky call? Come to this session to learn the basics of InDesign including how to create text effects, text on a path, see through elements, and much more. Bring a photograph of yourself and weâ€™ll create a short magazine starring YOU. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 61 Adobe Sessions @Adobe @CreativeSuite @AdobeAE @ConnectSupport @AdobePremier @SoundBooth @AdobeInDesign @AdobeConnect @AdobeCare Adobe DreamWeaver Essentials Sherry Ziolkowski -- Thursday Sessions 2-3 Dreamweaver is the Web professional’s favorite tool for building websites. You will be introduced to the concepts of a well structured website and you will learn about the essential features in Dreamweaver that will allow you to successfully update and maintain your site. Dreamweaver has the tools and templates to build a simple site as well as more complex sites. We’ll be using Dreamweaver CS4 in this class, but with a sneak peek of features that the newest version of Dreamweaver, CS5.5, has to offer. Getting Started with Adobe InDesign follow me on Twitter! Sherry Ziolkowski -- Friday Sessions 2-3 In this session, you’ll get an overview of the key features of InDesign CS4. Create page layouts easily by learning to arrange text, illustrations and photos for brochures, newsletters, and fl yers with a professional look. You’ll learn about setting margins, using guides & grids, and working with master sheets and styles. You’ll also see a sneak preview of new interactive features that have been added to the new CS5 and 5.5 versions of InDesign. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 62 breakout session descriptions IDOE Sessions @INeducation Connecting to Colleagues and Student Data through the Learning Connection John Keller -- Thursday Sessions 2 & 3; Friday Sessions 2 & 3 This session will provide an overview of key features of the Learning Connection and discuss the DOEâ€™s plans for this tool. Participants will be briefed on the growth model, Learning Connection communities (how to join and create), and will also be provided with some tricks and tips for getting the most out of this free resource. Burned by Vague Lesson Plans and a Free Floating Curriculum? Yancy Unger -- Thursday, Session 3; Friday Session 3 follow me on Twitter! Curriculum should be fueled from standards, colleagues, community, and student voice not merely from a textbook. See how technologies help teachers balance an engaging curriculum for their students using professional learning networks, productivity tools, and sound pedagogy. Tools to be used: Twitter, TweetDeck, Evernote, Zoho Notebooks, Curriculum Aggregators, Edmodo, and other applications. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 63 IDOE Sessions @INeducation Passing Notes in Class Yancy Unger -- Thursday Session 2; Friday Session 2 Passing notes in class once was discouraged, now electronic note taking and communication is making a positive impact within the classroom. Check out Twitter, Evernote, and back-channeling. Twitter is a great vehicle for professional learning communities. This system allows for short messages to connect powerful ideas. In this session you will learn how to tweet, how to follow others, how to use the hash tag, and be introduced to Twitter applications to help you navigate the fl ow of information. Evernote is often called a second brain. This productivity tool allows for note taking of text, Web clippings, voice memos, and handwritten notes. These note are also tagged by topics, location, and date making for easy retrieval. A great tool for you and one you should introduce to your students as they learn to consume, create, and curate information. Passing notes in class was once a quick way to upsetting the teacher. Now presenters and teachers are opening up back-channeling, electronically passing notes among audience members. Interactivity among the listeners may promote expansion of ideas and feedback to modify the presentation. Socratic or distracting? follow me on Twitter! 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 64 breakout session descriptions 21st Century Learning How Information is Changing Learning Dougald MacNaughton -- Thursday Sessions 1, 2, & 3; Friday Session 1 follow me on Twitter! Schools have always been about information sharing and that certainly hasnâ€™t changed, but the nature of how we get information and share information has changed dramatically in the past fi ve years. In this session the participants will discuss how access to information in schools is changing learning and what educators should be thinking about as they use technology to support learning. This is NOT a Dell product demonstration or discussion. Topics discussed and demonstrated include 21st Century Skills, 21st Century Learning Environments, Student-Centered Learning & 1:1 Computing Best Practices, Web 2.0 Tools, and Todayâ€™s Learners. Leading in a 1:1 Environment Network Members follow us on Twitter! Jason Bailey and Candice Dodson -- Thursday Session 1; Friday Session 1 Join a conversation with principals and teacher leaders about the leadership needs involved with a 1:1 environment, and how you can help your school take the program to a new level. PBL in a Nutshell Network Members Bonnie Alcorn and Doug Johnson -- Thursday Session 1 Participants will learn the process of building a project from Entry Event to scoring rubrics and all the scaffolding in between. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 65 21st Century Learning Socializing, Mobilizing, and Verbalizing in the Student-Centered Classroom follow me on Twitter! Emily Smith-McCormick -- Friday Session 3 Thereâ€™s no denying human nature. We crave chances to socialize, mobilize and verbalize within our learning environment. Hear how using these three key processes strengthen the student centered classroom. Using Technology to Increase Cultural Awareness Dr. Dionne Blue -- Thursday Session 1; Friday Session 2 Network Member Participants will learn a variety of ways to incorporate social justice topics/culturally relevant teaching strategies into their current curriculum. Activities will encourage critical thinking skills and selfreflection/discovery, and will help students use technology to find what motivates them to learn more about a given topic. In the process, teachers will also discover new ways to incorporate/learn about diverse cultures locally and globally. Designing 21st Century Learning Opportunities for Educators Holly Pate -- Thursday Sessions 1 & 2; Friday Session 3 Network Member Participants will learn how to incorporate technology into PD presentations for educators. Angel, Skype, Titanpad, Prezi, and other tech tools will be used to model the model for principals, coaches, counselors, and teacher leaders. The emphasis will be on using technology to spark interest in teachers and demonstrating useful classroom tools for teachers to use with their own students. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 66 breakout session descriptions 21st Century Learning The Flipped Classroom Meet Your Coach! Network Member Network Member Brett Clark -- Friday Session 3 follow me on Twitter! follow me on Twitter! Do you want to learn more about the fl ipped class? Are you wondering if you are ready to fl ip your classroom? Come have a conversation with two experts on the fl ipped classroom, Jon Bergmann and Brian Bennett. Jonathan Bergmann is an award winning science teacher who has become known for his informative and interesting science videos. He teaches at Woodland Park High School in Woodland Park Colorado. He also coauthors video podcasts for Chemistry with his colleague, Aaron Sams. Brian Bennett is a young teacher who has fl ipped his classroom and has no plans on ever going back to a traditional setting. He presented Mastery Learning and the Reverse Classroom at EARCOS in Malaysia. Windows to the Past, Digital Storytelling Jon Carl -- Thursday Session 1; Friday Session 1 A picture may be worth a thousand words but with Photostory, your students can say much more. This session will show how Photostory, the netbook, and resources from the internet can be used to produce digital presentations. This session will walk you through the process of gathering pictures, developing a script, and using Photostory to produce documentaries on the netbooks. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 67 21st Century Learning Uh...We Need to Talk Jon Carl -- Thursday Session 3 Network Member follow me on Twitter! This session will look at several different communication tools that can be used with the netbooks to connect teachers and students and classrooms to the outside world. Angle, Skpye. Google Docs are just a few of the communication tools that will be demonstrated. Flipped Out Math Stacy Piacentini -- Thursday Session 3 Do you have trouble getting students to do their homework? Have you ever thought about fl ipping your classroom? What would your classroom look like if your students learned the process at home and came to class to do the practice? Let’s take some time to look at other fl ipped classrooms and how that might work for your classroom! Tips from the Trenches Meet Your Coach! follow me on Twitter! Network Member Andrea Campbell -- Thursday Session 3 It’s only through experience that we develop our own unique ways for managing student use of netbooks in the classroom. I have found that actively involving students at the start of the period is one of my keys to success. I will share how I get students’ attentions, keep them actively engaged in learning activities and maintain my sanity by being fl exible (and having a back-up plan). 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 68 breakout session descriptions 21st Century Learning A Real Project-Based Learning Experience Leslie Wilhelmus, Brianna Wright, Christina Bartley -- Thursday Session 2; Friday Session 2 Network Members Secondary English and Inclusion teachers focus on how they structured their Project Based Learning classrooms, the successes and struggles they encountered, and the impact of this type of learning on all students. Educators attending this session will have access to student contracts, project ideas, rubrics, and sample student work. Building Playgrounds Meet Your Coach! Network Member Network Member follow me on Twitter! Tim Wilhelmus -- Thursday Session 1 When weâ€™re young, learning comes naturally. The limits of our creativity and discovery are our own imaginations and the perimeters of our playgrounds. So why should learning be different as we grow older? If we want our students to be passionate about their learning, we need to create digital content playgrounds in which they can explore, imagine and create their own experiences and learning. In this session, learn more about how to create these experiences in your classroom and how kids can create their own. Top 5 Tools for English Classroom Erinn Jankowski -- Friday Session 1 We will focus on English instruction with my 5 favorite things: PhotoStory, Weebly, Angel chat & dropboxes, and Jing. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 69 21st Century Learning Thinking Prezi While Trapped in a PowerPoint Jane Bartley and Carrie Hillyard -- Thursday Session 2; Friday Session 2 Network Member The old Hebrew proverb states in just a few words what our challenge as educators is; “Do not confine your children to your own learning for they were born in another time”. This presentation is intended to provide a broad understanding of “digital brains” so that we can use the technology tools, learn the digital dialogue, and understand and relate better to our students. How to Manage a Student-Centered Classroom Jane Mahan and Leslie Wilhelmus -- Thursday Session 3; Friday Session 3 Network Members A true 21st century classroom puts the responsibility for learning into the students’ hands--as does a true 1:1 classroom. But what does this really mean? How does this type of classroom function? In this session, educators will experience a model classroom designed to demonstrate how to successfully structure and manage an effective student-centered classroom. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 70 breakout session descriptions Digital Citizenship Classroom Management: What Works in a 1:1 Classroom Central Panel: Jason Broshears, Andrea Campbell, Jeff Johnson, and Sasha Huff -- Thursday Session 1 Are you comfortable with netbooks coming into your classroom? This panel of teachers will discuss the challenges of the 1:1 setting and present what they have learned from their two year experience. Panel members will share problems they identified and how they addressed those issues in their classrooms. What you will discover is that a successful introduction of netbooks in the classroom hinges on our attitude. Classroom Management: What Works in a 1:1 Classroom Central Panel: Chris Geiser, Tammy Vick, Kelli Walker, and Sasha Huff -- Friday Session 1 Are you comfortable with netbooks coming into your classroom? This panel of teachers will discuss the challenges of the 1:1 setting and present what they have learned from their two year experience. Panel members will share problems they identified and how they addressed those issues in their classrooms. What you will discover is that a successful introduction of netbooks in the classroom hinges on our attitude. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 71 Digital Citizenship Digital Citizenship Brian Bobbitt -- Thursday Session 2; Friday Session 2 Ever wonder what types of things can be found about YOU on the Internet? Have you ever thought about how easy it is to collect data on you and your online activity? Learning about your digital footprint and thinking about your posting activity are essential in todayâ€™s online world. In this presentation you will be shown the importance of a digital footprint and how to avoid potential disasters while posting. Meet Your Coach! Network Member follow me on Twitter! 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 72 breakout session descriptions Digital Resources SwiSTEM Resource Center Allison Grabert -- Friday Session 3 follow me on Twitter! Participants of this session will learn about the services and opportunities provided by the SwISTEM Resource Center housed at the University of Southern Indiana. Among the highlighted topics will be the Tri-State Science and Engineering Fair, Robotics, SeaPerch, Go (Girls Only) STEM! Summer Camp, SwISTEM Equipment Lending Service, Ohio Valley STEM Educators Conference, and professional development. Thinking Outside the Math Book Stacy Piancentini -- Friday Session 1 Meet Your Coach! follow me on Twitter! Are you wondering where to begin to plan your math lessons with the 1-1? Does the thought of teaching outside a textbook make you nervous? This is the workshop for you!!! We will look at the state curriculum maps and use the backwards by design process to investigate ways to plan your math classes. Role of the Tech Coordinator in a 1:1 Environment Stacy Mauser -- Friday Session 1 In this session, weâ€™ll discuss how the role of Tech Coordinator or builidng technology leader changes when implementing a 1 to 1 environment. Job responsibilties of the school Tech Coordinator, eLearning Coach, and Offi ce of Technology tech will be presented. Other topics will include; inventory management, distribution strageties, and repair logistics. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 73 Digital Resources INSPIRE: Indiana’s Virtual Library Becky Conner -- Thursday Sessions 1 & 3 In this presentation you will be introduced to INSPIRE, Indiana’s Virtual Library. INSPIRE is a collection of academic databases and other information resources. It includes full text magazine and journal articles, newspapers, websites, images, almanacs and much much more. It includes sites for all ages including What Tree is This, Kids Search, Student Research Center, Biography Resource Center, Health and Nursing Resource Material, NetLibrary (eBooks), LitFinder, Testing & Education Reference Center, Educational Resource Information Center (ERIC), and many more. Check it out at www.inspire.IN.gov. Presentation by the high school media specialists. Technology to Satisfy the IEP Janit Market -- Thursday Session 3 As a Inclusion teacher, I know how difficult it can be to satisfy the numerous IEP’s that say student may have test read. Many of the students shy away from this because they don’t want to stand out. ScreencastO-Matic is an easy way to capture text and record the reading of the text. By placing a link on Angel, students can easily access the reading and listen with their earbuds. I have many students take advantage of this and it is so easy to do. This is a great tool for Inclusion and Special Education teachers to help their students. I have also used this to explain how to use a new Web Tool for students who are absent. You can go to the web site, show and explain to students how to use the site. Just a great tool to help all students. Network Member 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 74 breakout session descriptions Digital Resources @Common_Core Navigating the Lexile Website and INSPIRE Network Member Wendy Dollarhide -- Thursday Session 2 Participants will sign up for a lexile account and will learn several features of the website. We will then look information up on inspire using lexile scores. Finding Value in Video: Uses for WebCams! Network Member Kelli Walker -- Friday Session 2 Participants will explore different ways to use videos in the classroom. Most teachers are scared to use the webcams in classrooms, but the uses are endless. Here are a few: # Video podcasts for students who are absent # Create tutorials for frequently asked questions # Record the grading of papers - especially essays. That way students can see and hear why the scores are what they are. Helpful when you canâ€™t always have the one-on-one conference time. # Record the classroom for classroom management self evaluation # Record student presentations. presentation recordings can be used for individual student viewings for self-evaluation--could also be used as part of a digital portfolio. # Record instructions for your class when you are going to be out. # Record instructions for special needs students so they can start/stop the recording. The session would give ideas for teacher created and student created materials. We would explore the actual webcam on the netbooks and the Kodak cameras that each school will have access to. I would also point out that most digital cameras have video capabilities now as well as some iPods and cell phones. I would also showcase MediaCAST and explain the appropriate video viewing that it enables on the netbooks. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 75 Web 2.0 Tools Web 2.0 Playground: Beyond PowerPoint Sherry Ziolkowski -- Thursday Session 1 Web 2.0 technology has brought us the ability to create and use dynamic, interactive websites. As teachers, we often use PowerPoint as the fi nal tool in a project to demonstrate learning. With Web 2.0 tools, students (or you) can make interesting and interactive projects and presentations alone or in collaboration with others. There are many sites for digital storytelling, timelines, presentations, slideshows and mapping -- all free and all dynamic and collaborative. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Sherry Ziolkowski -- Friday Session 1 Take a “lit trip” using Google Maps, Google Earth and the online CIA Factbook. To our 21st Century learners, the physical world and the virtual world are blended together. Books come alive to students when they can travel the world with the characters in the book! M³=Making Math Meaningful: A Virtual Journey from A to Z Julie Randolph -- Thursday Session 2; Friday Session 2 Meet Your Coach! follow me on Twitter! Fire up your students with technology that promotes creativity and practical application. A project approach to better meet the needs of our digital-age learners. Don’t be surprised if you become more passionate about teaching after taking this journey with your students! 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 76 breakout session descriptions Web 2.0 Tools #FreeMind @Prezi Free Your Mind Mike Flake -- Thursday Session 1 Network Member How to use mind mapping software to build a curriculum, develop a lesson plan, or just organize your thoughts. Using a shareware program called â€œFreeMindâ€? you can place hyperlinks to websites, run executable fi les, and do many other interactive things to help organize your thoughts and ideas. Students or teachers could benefi t from the use of this program. Prezintations: an Introduction to Prezi Network Member follow me on Twitter! Missy Feller -- Thursday Session 2 During this workshop session, participants will learn how to create and present presentations using Prezi, a non-linear online presentation software. Participants will learn how to alter the template colors and fonts; create and utilize frames both for functionality and appearance; insert shapes, upload images and video, and embed YouTube videos; link Prezi elements together using a path; and fi nally, feel confi dent in presenting a stellar and unique presentation. Blogging to Extend the Classroom Meet Your Coach! Network Member follow me on Twitter! Tim Wilhelmus -- Friday Session 2 Blogs are an amazing tool that allow teachers to extend the classroom in terms of time and space. Learn about the benefi ts of developing a classroom blog, from developing student voice to organizing learning. I will share my favorite strategies for engaging students in the blogosphere. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 77 Web 2.0 Tools @VoiceThread @Ujam_com @Blabberize You Won’t Believe What I Heard! Michelle Green -- Thursday Session 3 Transform your students from consumers to producers of knowledge with the web tools shared in this session. Dividing our time into quarters, participants will experiment with online communication and storytelling resources. Teachers will set up accounts for VoiceThread, UJAM, Blabberize and Little Bird Tales. We will use VoiceThread to collect ideas for integrating these resources into your curriculum. Meet Your Coach! Network Member follow me on Twitter! Romeo, Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou, Facebook? Lorie Manion and Bonnie Walling -- Friday Session 1 Network Members Hey social networkers!! Do we have a workshop for YOU!! Come to this high energy, interactive workshop where we will explore how to create “fake” facebook pages using Fakebook. We will share ways to intrigue your students and motivate them to research, think critically, and problem solve. You will have the opportunity to create your OWN Fakebook page to share and use within your classroom! Hear It! Read It! Write It! Andrea Gordon -- Friday Session 3 In this workshop, participants will be able to learn the very basic functions of the Active Inspire software, how to create their own fl ips, and how to make lessons come to life. I will also be able to show them some of the fl ipcharts I used in the classroom. **A handout can also be provided. Network Member 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 78 breakout session descriptions Web 2.0 Tools @eduTecher @TimeToast @imagechef Screen Casting Call Brett Clark -- Friday Session 2 Meet Your Coach! Network Member follow me on Twitter! Network Member follow me on Twitter! Teachers will learn how to make a screencast. I will show the many uses of making a screencast. 1) Showing students how to use a website. 2) Showing students how to properly use a program on their netbooks. 3) Leaving a presentation for a substitute to show. 4) Students can use it in projects. 5) Teachers can use it as an tool in collaboration. Participants will make a screencast showing their students how to access their angel site, teacher webpage, a program on the netbook, or an internet site they use in class. They will save the video and post it to their Angel Network. Top 25+ Tools Missy Feller -- Friday Sessions 1 & 2 Participants will receive rapid-fi re demos for 25+ online tools to utilize in the classroom. All tools showcased during this time will be available for free to teachers, though most will require a login. All tutorials will be available online both during and after the conference. Differentiated Instruction with Podcasts Network Member Rick Roll -- Thursday Session 3 Ever wish that there were more than one of you in your classroom to teach? Do you have students at various levels who have different needs? During this workshop, we will explore how creating podcasts in combination with fl ipcharts can help you to differentiate your students work. Learn how to post them for students to access. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 79 Apex Learning Sessions Apex Learning Douglas Fisher all sessions No description provided. Learning â€œVirtuallyâ€? All APEX Has to Offer Carol Pigman Thursday Session 1; Friday Session 1 Network Member follow me on Twitter! I would like to show teachers all that APEX has to offer students: from credit recovery to content recovery to blended instruction and remediation. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 80 breakout session descriptions Promethean Sessions #Promethean @Planet_Tweets follow me on Twitter! Increasing Cognitive Interactions with Your Interactive White Board Wendy Zuber -- all sessions Explore lesson development and design techniques that can directly impact cognitive interactions with content. Discover pitfalls in digital lesson designing that can reduce quality interactions. Prometheanâ€™s Teaching and Learning Consultant will share tips and tricks that will ensure your lessons remain committed to maximizing cognitive interactions. Promethean for Beginners Meet Your Coach! Network Member Dee Higgs -- Thursday Sessions 2 & 3 Waiting for your Promethean board and document camera? This session will familiarize teachers with the ActivClassroom equipment. Teachers will be introduced to an ActivInspire fl ipchart, ActivSound, items located on the toolbar, resource browser, Samsung document camera, and Promethean Planet. Promethean Board Basics Network Member Ashley Hills -- Thursday Session 2 Participants will learn the basic functions of using the Promethean Board in conjunction with the Active Inspire software. Items that will be discussed include toolbars, backgrounds, media, action buttons, hiding objects, review games, and more. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 81 Promethean Sessions #Promethean @Planet_Tweets The Potential of Promethean Lori Chaney -- all sessions follow me on Twitter! Experience the potential of the Promethean ActivClassroom. Promethean is helping bring to life the promise of 21st century learning, improving engagement and results for learners and teachers alike. Join Promethean’s Teaching and Learning Consultants as we explore the potential of Promethean through outstanding lessons and best practice tips and tricks. Teachers will gain an understanding of the ActivClassroom and will leave with resources for developing their ActivClassroom. Bring your laptop with the ActivInspire software for an opportunity to ‘get your feet wet’ in a make and take activity. Promethean 101 Jane Mahan, Fran Riley, and Cassy Gobin -- Thursday Session 1; Friday Session 1 Meet Your Coach! Network Members follow Fran on Twitter! Promethean 101 is a beginner’s session that will provide the basics necessary for getting up and running with the Promethean board and Promethean Planet. It will also include ideas and ways to use netbooks with ActivInspire. Promethean 101 Andrea Gordon -- Thursday Session 1; Friday Session 1 In this workshop, participants will be able to learn the very basic functions of the Active Inspire software, how to create their own fl ips, and how to make lessons come to life. I will also be able to show them some of the fl ipcharts I used in the classroom. Network Member 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 82 breakout session descriptions Promethean Sessions #Promethean @Planet_Tweets Flipping Over Flipcharts Network Member Tonya Weinzapfel -- Thursday Session 1 Participates will learn how to engage students with “tricks” (magic ink, action buttons, video clips, etc) that can be performed with the ActivInspire software. I will demonstrate how to setup the toolbar and how to make it best meet individuals needs. We will visit Promethean Planet and search resources on the site. I will make the session useful for all subject areas; however, I do want to show the math tools and how they can be used in class. I would like this session to reach all participates and plan to achieve this by asking at the beginning - “Where are you with the board?” and “What would you like it to do for you in your classroom?” Middle School Math and Netbooks...How do I do it? Network Member Network Member Cassy Gobin -- Thursday Session 3; Friday Session 3 During this session teachers will learn how to utilize Promethean technology with netbooks in the math classroom to increase student engagement and participation. This session will include tricks to make fl ipcharts engaging in meaningful ways, how to get fl ipcharts into the hands of students, and tips on managing netbooks in any classroom. Making Word Work Come Alive Mary Ann Feller -- Friday Sessions 2 & 3 Following the decoding strategy “using the known to get to the new”, participants will learn a variety of Promethean fl ipchart builders to use with their primary students. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 83 Promethean Sessions #Promethean @Planet_Tweets Promethean Board Tips and Tricks! Kara Yates -- Friday Sessions 1 & 2 Meet Your Coach! Network Member follow me on Twitter! Promethean Board basics to get you started in the classroom. Will show learners how to fi nd resources online as well as create their own. Demonstrate templates and activities that will keep students engaged in learning! Promethean Board Essentials, Part 1 Tonya Haas -- Thursday Session 2; Friday Session 2 Network Member This session will provide teachers with a basic understanding of the ActivInspire software. It will give an introduction to the main toolbar, some of the browsers and where to fi nd useful resources. Participants will be given a fl ipchart to interact with during instruction as well as for extended practice and review. Promethean Board Essentials, Part 2 Tonya Haas -- Thursday Session 3; Friday Session 3 Network Member This session will provide teachers with a basic understanding of the ActivInspire software. It will give an introduction to the main toolbar, some of the browsers and where to fi nd useful resources. Participants will be given a fl ipchart to interact with during instruction as well as for extended practice and review. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 84 breakout session descriptions Social Networking Extreme Social Media Makeover: Educator Edition Michelle Green -- Thursday Session 1 Meet Your Coach! Network Member follow me on Twitter! This session is strictly for those teachers who do not yet have a presence on the web. Discover why it’s in your best interest to establish yourself on Facebook and in the Twitter “verse.” We will walk through establishing accounts and more importantly how to structure profi les that are safe and professional. The second half of the session will be devoted to fi nding and connecting to other educators. Twitter and Facebook and Blogs, Oh My! Tim Wilhelmus -- Thursday Session 2 Meet Your Coach! Network Member follow me on Twitter! Are you wondering what all the fuss is about with regard to Social Media in the classroom? Do you want a beginner’s introduction to how these powerful tools might fi t into your professional life? In this session, you will learn the basics of building a Personal Learning Network (PLN) using these tools and gain ideas about how they might also make an impact with your students. Personalizing Your Professional Learning Experience Emily Smith-McCormick -- Thursday Session 3 follow me on Twitter! Become the driver in your own professional learning by harnessing the power of personal growth planning and personal learning networks. Participants will discover tools and resources to initiate meaningful professional learning according to individual schedules, needs, and strengths. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 85 Social Networking Twitterific: Teaching and Collaborative Tool Brett Clark -- Friday Session 1 Participants will learn about the education power of twitter. They will learn how to set up an account, add people to follow, and the nuances of twitter. They will learn how to take advantage of this social media as a teaching tool and how to collaborate, student-teacher, studentstudent, and teacher-teacher. They will learn how to create a twitter paper for their class or their leadership team/committee. Meet Your Coach! Network Member follow me on Twitter! 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 86 breakout session descriptions Windows, Netbooks, General Skills 7/11: 11 Things to Learn about Windows 7 Dianne Matheis -- Thursday Session 1 Meet Your Coach! Network Member follow me on Twitter! Bring your netbook to learn features of Windows 7. Discussed will be keyboard shortcuts, accessing folders, snipping tool, taskbar, and more. The workshop will give you time to customize your netbook. Whatâ€™s in an Image Michelle Green and Dianne Matheis -- Thursday Session 2 Meet Your Coaches! Network Members follow us on Twitter! Student and teacher netbooks come with an amazing array of software and capabilities. Get an idea of what programs, system settings and fi les are on the netbook and ready for you and your students to start using right away. This will be a hands-on session. Introduction to Microsoft Outlook Heather Wilson -- Thursday Session 1; Friday Session 1 This beginner course will teach you the components of the EVSC email server Outlook through the on-line version. The class will cover creating and replying to emails, maintaining your calendar, and creating and maintaining a list of contacts through your address book. An instruction booklet will be provided to each student to take home. If you are new to email, have rarely used the online version or would like to know about the extra features, this class is for you. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 87 Windows, Netbooks, General Skills Ideas for Implementing Netbooks in the Mathematics Classroom Chris Robinson -- Thursday Session 1; Friday Session 1 Network Member Mathematics Instructors should expect to gain knowledge and tools for the following items using Geogebra in AP Calculus and Geometry using digital images to learn slope and conics (Algebra I and Algebra II) using Angel to create mathematical assessments and links to online resources (All level of math) effectively using Netbooks in the PreAlgebra classroom. The Internet Search Challenge Michelle Green -- Friday Session 3 Finding information on the internet can be a piece of cake, but add Lightspeed, the content fi lter on the netbooks, to the equation and now your students are facing a new challenge. Help them avoid frustrations by providing guided experiences that teach information literacy skills. The reward is worth the effort: Students will be learn how to effectively locate content. And the icing on the cake? You and your students will know how to handle Lightspeed blocks when they do happen. Meet Your Coach! Network Member follow me on Twitter! 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 88 breakout session descriptions Windows, Netbooks, General Skills Introduction to Microsoft Word Heather Wilson -- Thursday Session 2; Friday Session 2 Microsoft Word is a word processor designed to help the user create simple and complex documents such as reports, graphs, tables, invitations, papers, and much more. This class will teach beginners how to navigate Microsoft Word and will teach students the tools and options available in Word to create documents. Introduction to the Internet Heather Wilson -- Thursday Session 3; Friday Session 3 This session would be for the “fi rst timers” or the individuals who have very little experience with the Internet. I would explain in layman’s terms how the Internet works, websites, parts on the screen (refresh, back button, etc.), how to navigate the Internet, shopping on the Internet, and searching the Internet. If there is anything else you would like to add, I would be happy to do so. Netbook 101: Now What? Kris Gordon -- Thursday Session 1; Friday Session 1 Meet Your Coach! Network Member A basic introduction to the netbook: this session is designed to help those who are new to netbooks access the netbook features and programs. The session will include how to care for your netbook and fi nd your way to commonly used applications and other basic features. Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 89 Apple Sessions #Apple #Mac #iPod #iPhone #iPad Creating Custom Content For The iPad Joanna Montgomery -- Friday Session 1 In this session, we will spend a little time looking at using iBooks for learning. We will also demonstrate how a teacher or student can create media rich content and projects using Pages, ePub and iBooks. We will demonstrate how to create an ePub document using Pages on the Mac, and then view that content on the iPad. You’ll see how easy teachers and students can create media rich results in very little time. Reaching All Learners - Using the iPad with Students with Special Needs Joanna Montgomery -- Thursday Session 1 iPads are popping up everywhere. One place this technology is helping to really make a difference in teaching and learning is in the area of students with special needs. In this session, we will look at how schools are using these devices to help students achieve higher results and more quickly. We’ll look at ways the devices are being used to increase reading fl uency and comprehension in students, as well as helping students in other curriculum areas including math. We’ll look at some Apps that help engage students and also at other ways the iOS devices may be used in education for students with special needs. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 90 breakout session descriptions Apple Sessions #Apple #Mac #iPod #iPhone #iPad Supplementing and Replacing Textbooks Joanna Montgomery -- Thursday Session 2; Friday Session 2 In this session, we will look at the variety of resources that are available to help teachers supplement curriculum, enhance what they are already doing, and even completely replace textbooks with digital content if they would like. We will look at some of the options for digital textbooks that are currently available, or just around the corner. Additionally we will look at other resources to supplement curriculum, such as iTunes U, that allow teachers to individualize instruction and provide learning opportunities in a variety of ways for all students. Join us to see some of the possibilities. Great Apps for Education - Yourâ€™s, Mine and Ours! Joanna Montgomery -- Thursday Session 3; Friday Session 3 Are you looking for engaging and useful apps to use on your iOS devices? In this session, we will look at some great apps for learning. We will spend some time with apps that would likely be more appropriate for elementary classrooms and we will also look at apps that would be great for Middle School and High School. During this session, we will spend time demonstrating some great apps, but we will spend the last 15 minutes of the session letting individuals share with each other the apps that you have found that you love to use with your students, so if you have some great apps to recommend... please be ready to share those with the rest of us! Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation EVSC eLearning Revolution 91 Google Tools Google Tools: A Toolbox for 21st Century Learning Rick Roll -- Thursday Session 2; Friday Session 1 Network Member This session will focus on those tools that are available through Google and how teachers can put these tools to work for them. We will focus on Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Reader, and Google Notebook. Empower Your Classroom and School through Google Apps Jerrad Gleim -- Thursday Session 2; Friday Session 2 Meet Your Coach! Network Member follow me on Twitter! Network Member follow me on Twitter! During this session, participants will learn how schools and teachers around the country are using the power of Google Apps to share, collaborate, and communicate with staff, students, parents, and their community. Also, participants will be shown the EVSCâ€™s NEW Google App login portal and given information on how to login so they can start using Google Apps in their classroom. Google Apps in Todayâ€™s Classroom Christina Bartley -- Thursday Session 3; Friday Session 3 Teachers will explore various applications that Google offers and learn how to apply them in a variety of classroom settings. The presenter has experience using these applications in her inclusion and special education English classrooms. 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School 92 breakout session descriptions Google Tools Google Earth Meet Your Coach! Network Member follow me on Twitter! Jerrad Gleim -- Friday Session 3 During this session, participants will get some hands-on experience using the tools of Google Earth. Participants will learn how to: • search for places and how to save and organize them in a list. • navigate the screen using different tools. • view an area using StreetView. • turn on different supplementary layers available. • view historical imagery. • use the drawing and measuring tools available. • create a placemark for a location. • explore Mars, the Moon, and Sky and also take a look at the different layers associated with these. • create a tour. • fi nd resources to learn more... Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation Thank you for your support of the 2011 EVSC eLearning Revolution Conference! See you next year! 3rd Annual Conference, July 7-8, Central High School eLearning Revolution Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation 3rd Annual Conference http://www.evscicats.com/erevolution/