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Equip • Engage • Empower

Every day, learning is taking place across barriers once thought to be insurmountable. For the 15th anniversary of OETC, join more than 6,000 attendees to explore the endless possibilities that distance learning and alternative learning models provide. Attendees will come together to teach and learn about new ways to equip, engage, and empower learners and educators across the state and beyond!


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Sunday, February 10
 

1:00pm

How to Build an Online Course

Pre-Pregistration is required for this session; please click here to register.

This session will introduce participants to the process of building an online course by introducing the basic principles of online learning using ilearnOhio, the state’s comprehensive eLearning platform for P-20 education. In this session, participants will learn about course organization techniques, instructional design principles and find out how to use digital content to support their e-learning initiatives.

Once participants are comfortable with the practices, sample learning objects and online courses will be shared and developed. Participants should bring their own device and will leave the session with the skill and ability to implement online learning in their school or classroom.


Speakers
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Maria Boyarko

iLearnOhio Partner, iLearnOhio
Dr. Maria Boyarko has over 10 years of experience in online education. Prior to her work as a director and a principal, Dr. Boyarko served as an online teacher and mentor (2001-2004). Dr. Boyarko then served as the ECOT fellow where she worked with iNACOL on various projects, including the Standards for Online Teachers. Dr. Boyarko earned her BA and MA from Youngstown State and her PhD in Curriculum from Kent State University in 2008.
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Thomas Crawford

Education Relations, IQ Innovations LLC
Thomas Crawford has over ten years of experience in education. He has spent several years training and working with educational organizations on creating and implementing online and blended learning programs. Mr. Crawford’s international teaching experience spans from brick and mortar classroom teaching in the United Kingdom to online education in the United States. Mr. Crawford earned his BS in Mathematics and Education from the State... Read More →
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Nick Lolopulos

iLearnOhio Partner, iLearnOhio
Nick has been working in the Education Technology and School IT fields in Ohio for a decade. His work experience ranges from brick-and-mortar High Schools to Ohio State, E-Schools and Learning Management support. He is passionate about the future of integrated web education and helping teachers understand new technologies and their place in the educational environment.


Sunday February 10, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
B200 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:00pm

Meeting Common Core Standards with Technology

Pre-Pregistration is required for this session; please click here to register.

Excited about the Common Core? Want to use more technology in your classroom? We'll explore using a variety of Web 2.0 tools with a class website to help you implement the Common Core in new, innovative ways! Bring ideas for a project you want to work on.


Speakers
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Jessica Burley

Technology Consultant, ITSCO
Jessica Burley, Educational Consultant, joined ITSCO after finishing her Masters at OSU and working for COSI. Previously, she taught high school art in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
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Bill Mooney

Technology Consultant, ITSCO
Bill Mooney has worked for ITSCO Instructional Technology Services of Central Ohio for five years and specializes in the fields of iPad's, eReaders, and Online learning.


Sunday February 10, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
C112-113 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:00pm

YouTube for Educators

Pre-Pregistration is required for this session; please click here to register.

YouTube for Schools provides teachers and students with educationally sound videos from providers like TED, Khan Academy and PBS, while blocking inappropriate content and making it inaccessible. YouTube for Teachers is a collection of hundreds of playlists of educational videos aligned with common educational standards. During this workshop, we will examine how to upload and edit your own content, add annotations and create interactive videos and develop playlists.


Speakers
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Sean Beavers

Technical Consultant, SOITA
Sean is a former fourth and fifth grade math, science, and language arts teacher with an insatiable passion for technology ever since he laid his hands on an Apple IIe. Currently, he works for SOITA (which stands for Southwestern Ohio Instructional Technology Association) as their technical consultant. In this capacity he is responsible for developing highly successful professional development opportunities for educators far and wide. In... Read More →
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Deb Tschirhart

Educational Consultant, SOITA
Deb is a Certified Google Trainer and teaches a wide variety of educational technology topics.


Sunday February 10, 2013 1:00pm - 4:00pm
C114-115 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA
 
Monday, February 11
 

8:00am

Hot Technologies for All Learners

This session will introduce educators to the newest educational websites which can be quickly implemented into their everyday work and classrooms. The websites will help with student engagement and teacher/principal efficiency.


Speakers
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Ron Rogers

Regional Consultant, OCALI
Ron B. Rogers has experience working with constituents in the areas of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Assistive Technology and Research-Based Practices. Ron is a certified Cognitive Coaching Agency Trainer. Ron has experience working with district leadership teams through the Ohio Improvement Process (OIP). Ron worked with districts that were in continuous improvement while assisting them to excellent with distinction. Ron received a Master... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C120-122 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

21st Century Community Learning - A Blended Learning School Transformation
Hannah Ashton is transforming from a traditional neighborhood school to a 21stC Blended Community of Learning. The school day is expanding and incorporating a blended learning program that provides students with a personalized plan supported by digital curriculum, small group instruction and service learning. 7th gr. students have 1-2 laptops throughout the day to support the rotational model. Immediate feedback is key to success through the use of the HLMS tool we use.

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Abbey Goldstein

Educational Consultant, Education Elements
Abbey Goldstein works closely with school leaders and teachers to design and implement blended learning as a part of Education Elements' Education Team. Abbey taught bilingual elementary school in both the Rio Grande Valley in south Texas and also in Austin Independent School District in Austin, Texas. Most recently, she worked in the Office of Curriculum and Instruction at DC Public Schools (DCPS) designing and implementing a district-wide model... Read More →
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M. Denise Lutz

Principal, Reynoldsburg City Schools
M. Denise Lutz is the Principal of Hannah Ashton Middle School in Reynoldsburg. Her prior positions include Director of Technology for Reynoldsburg, Reynoldsburg High School Assistant Principal, Technology Coordinator for Grandview Heights City Schools, Technology Integration Specialist for Hilliard City Schools and Technology Integration Consultant for ITSCO. Additionally Denise taught high school physics and math for the Pittsburgh Public... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
D233-235 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

All-Inclusive Thorough Technology Website for All Grades and Subjects Using Cutting Edge Concepts
A website is provided showing a variety of technology concepts to actively engage students in the 21st century and make teaching easier and more effective. You will uncover how to create interactive videos, design lessons around storytelling, have students engaged in designing meaningful lessons in word, Power Point and Smart board. Uncover new technology for constructing lessons for, differentiated instruction, special needs and IPAD with videos and examples for all grades and subjects.

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Dan Hoffman

District Technology Coordinator/College Instructor, Willoughby-Eastlake Schools
Dan Hoffman background is in educational technology. He currently is the technology coordinator for Willoughby-Eastlake Schools. He teaches undergraduate and graduate classes in technology for teachers and students. He is currently on the school board for Willoughby-Eastlake and is the author of the Technology Website used by many teachers around the world. www.willoughby.org click on academics click on technology.


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
D230-231

8:00am

Copyright Clarity: Understanding the Appropriate Use of Copyrighted Materials in Distance Education

Incorporating copyrighted materials into instruction can vastly improve the quality of instruction. This session will provide administrators and educators with a better understanding of those provisions in the copyright law which apply to the use of copyrighted materials in the classroom. The doctrine of "fair use", guidelines and the TEACH Act of 2002 will be discussed in this session.


Speakers
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Brian Downey

Attorney, Barnes & Thornburg
Mr. Downey’s practice focuses on all aspects of trademark and copyright law, including clearance, prosecution of applications, due diligence, licensing, portfolio maintenance, policing and litigation, as well as general consulting. He also routinely assists clients with Internet matters, including cyber-squatting litigation and proceedings brought under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (“UDRP”). Mr. Downey has represented... Read More →
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Kathy Ferguson

iLearnOhio Partner, iLearnOhio
Ms. Ferguson has over 18 years experience as an attorney in the public sector. Ms. Ferguson is currently the General Counsel at the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow. Prior to coming to ECOT, Ms. Ferguson was Deputy Chief Legal Counsel at the Ohio Department of Transportation where she specialized in complex contracts, real estate, environmental law and construction issues. Prior to working for ODOT, Ms. Ferguson was the Chief Legal Counsel at the... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C216 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Designer Pets: Using the Design Process to Understand Animal Adaptations
Have you ever wished your pet frog was fuzzy and cuddly? The latest trend in pets is desinging your own. This session is focus on how to use Microsoft paint and Smart Notebook to help students create designer pets. Elementary students will delight in the Zebrant (Zebra Ant) and Hummaphant (humming bird Elephant). Participants will be provided with resources to complete this project with students.

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Amanda Blake

Educator, Columbus City Schools
Amanda Blake has been an educator for 11 years with Columbus City Schools. As a master teacher, she has worked with teachers in the district to bring hands-on, engaging science explorations that allows students to take control of their learning in the classroom.


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
D246 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

eLearning - One District's Journey

In 2011, Eastwood Local Schools began the process of evaluating whether or not the district should implement a 1:1 learning program in the district. After engaging district stakeholders and researching other districts, the shift to focusing on a comprehensive eLearning program centered on increasing staff capabilities as well as a 1:1 laptop initiative emerged.


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Betsy Hood

Director of eLearning, Eastwood Local Schools
After serving as Director of one of Ohio's Educational Technology Agencies for several years, Betsy came to Eastwood in June 2012 as the district's first Director of eLearning. She is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of the district's long term professional development efforts to support a newly implemented BYOD program and a 1to1 initiative for grades 5-12 as well as enhanced technology utilization for K-4. As a... Read More →
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Matt Routson

Director of Technology, Eastwood Local Schools
Matt is in his 5th year as Director of Technology. During his tenure the district has moved from having no network and limited technology in the classrooms, to one where all classrooms have interact whiteboards, multiple networks for imaging and authentication, and strong use of technology by staff.
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Brent Welker

Eastwood Local Schools


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
E170 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Etoys Animation: Basic Computer Science and Game Design Concepts

Help children learn to use Etoys and to ignite an enthusiasm for expressing ideas using the language of the computer.


Speakers
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Bruce Boardman

Technology Teacher, Maumee City Schools
My career in technology began with the Ohio Air National Guard where I served as an electronic technician. While in the Guard I earned an Associate in Applied Science in Avionics degree from the Community College of the Air Force. I worked as an electronic technician in the steel and food industry before heading back to college to earn my Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Vocational Education degrees from the University of Toledo. This started my... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C223

8:00am

Evaluation of Online Teachers
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how to evaluate online lessons and instruction by exploring elements of effective online lessons, how to monitor online instruction and how to best write and deliver growth-producing feedback that will result in increased student acheivement.

Speakers
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Beverly Beutell

iLearnOhio Partner, iLearnOhio
Beverly began her career in education as a high school math teacher 11 years ago. She is currently the Instructional Supervisor working with high school math teachers. Prior to her educational career, she worked in the electric utility industry as an electrical engineer.
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Maureen Biddle

iLearnOhio Partner, iLearnOhio
Maureen Biddle is the Assistant Director of Instructional Accountability at the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, and has held various other roles in online education including Teacher, Teacher on Special Assignment and Instructional Supervisor.
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Diane King

iLearnOhio Partner, iLearnOhio
Diane is an Instructional Supervisor at ECOT, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C125

8:00am

Flipping for Blended Learning
Thinking about flipping your classroom? Are you interested in blending traditional and digital learning? In this session we will look at techniques for flipping the classroom and creating screen recordings. In addition, we will discuss the role of these tools in the future of blended learning.

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Rich Boettner

Director of Technology, Hilliard
10 years of experience teaching music, gifted and technology 10 years of experience as Instructional Technology Coordinator for Hilliard Schools 2 years of experience as Director of Technology for Hilliard Schools


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
E162 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Get Connected @ #OETC13
This session will introduce participants to the social media backchannel that has been built in preparation for the 2013 Ohio Educational Technology Conference. Participants are highly encouraged to bring their own devices. Participants will leave the session with complete and detailed information of eTech’s social media channels so that conference attendees can stay connected, interact, ask questions, and be aware of everything happening at #OETC13. Tips and suggestions will also be given on how to incorporate social media into classrooms and day-to-day business

Speakers
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Jordan Miller

Special Projects Manager, Great Heights Marketing + Communication
Jordan Miller is the Special Projects Manager for Great Heights Marketing + Communication in the greater area of Columbus, Ohio. He is a 2012 graduate of Ball State University with a teaching degree in English/Language Arts.
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Mellissa Weller

Project Assistant, Great Heights Marketing + Communication
Melissa Weller is a Project Assistant for Great Heights Marketing + Communication. She earned her Bachelor's in Communication Studies in December 2012 from Ohio University, and is currently studying in the Master's of Organizational Communication program, also at Ohio University.


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
B200 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

How Do I Start Building a Blended Classroom?

The session will present an approach to the initial development of a blended course. Discussion will focus on the unit as a complex web of learning activities and academic standards as well as creating a positive social presence. The presenters will offer tips and techniques for developing formative, summative and project-based assignments through free web and LMS tools. Assessment will be discussed along with the use of frequent feedback mechanisms, tools and techniques.


Speakers
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jeff hunter

teacher, Clay High School
Jeff Hunter teaches Life science classes at Clay High School and at Shawnee State University. He has five years of teaching experience and is working on on his Ph. D in Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education at Ohio University.
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Teresa Kuehne

teacher, Green Local Schools
Teresa Kuehne teaches Life sciences classes at Green High School. She has five years of teaching experience. She is currently pursuing her Ph. D in Curriculum and Instruction, Science Education at Ohio University.


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
E160 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Improving Gmail Safety and Security for Students and Staff
Google Apps gives you great control over staff and student email settings and permissions, allowing you to provide a safer and more managed email experience for your students. Learn how to configure Gmail through Google Apps to control allowable attachments, inbound and outbound content filters, who students can send email to and receive email from, access to group mailing lists, enforcement of bad word lists and more.

Speakers
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Eric Curts

Technology Director, North Canton City Schools
Eric has been with North Canton City Schools for 21 years, originally as a math teacher and now as the district's Technology Director. Eric is a Google Apps Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Teacher. He runs the Google Apps User Group website at www.appsusergroup.org and is the co-host of "The State of Tech" ed-tech podcast at www.thestateoftech.org. Eric is married with four children from Kindergarten to college. More info can be found at... Read More →
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John Fano

Network Manager, North Canton City Schools
John is the network manager for North Canton City Schools.


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
D232

8:00am

Internet Bulletin Boards to Show Off Students' Java Projects
Online interactive bulletin boards for CS: Websites created by students where work is displayed in an interactive manner. Publishes their thinking and development processes and displays the results of their work. Includes sites where teachers run models of programs built to specifications in order to solve problems. The methods used will be demonstrated so attendees can see how to set up sites for themselves. Emphasis is on displaying java programs as applets or as Java Web Start internet apps.

Speakers
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Paula Caso

Math/Computer Science Teacher, North Olmsted High School
Paula has 22 years of experience in teaching mathematics and computer science in Ohio. She has been involved in various capacities on numerous technology committees in her district and school over her career. She also has a MEd in educational technology and currently maintains a web server and Moodle server for the teachers in her school. Driven to improve teaching in K-12 mathematics and science, she facilitated Teacherline courses for... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C220-221

8:00am

Khan Academy: Math Tutoring Made Simple
You may have heard of the hundreds of free instructional videos, but have you heard about the free software that allows you to track your student’s practice? Come see how teachers can use the free Khan Academy software to monitor student’s progress at school or on their own at home. If you teach math and have not experienced this free software, prepare to be blown away!

Speakers
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Charlie Carpenter

4th grade STEM teacher, Reynoldsburg City Schools
Charlie graduated from OU with a Master's in Educational Technology & is putting it to work along with his passion for elementary students. Bringing innovation into the elementary classroom at Summit STEM Elementary
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Keith O'Neal

Technology Integration, Reynoldsburg City Schools
After nine years in the classroom, Keith O'Neal, is now the District Technology Integration Specialist for Reynoldsburg City Schools. He received his M.Ed. in Technology from Ashland University in 2007 and has gone on to present at multiple conferences and worked independently with four different school districts to further technology in the classroom. Helping teachers & engaging students is his passion. Follow him on Twitter @RaiderEducation


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
D242-243 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Lessons Learned from a 1:1 Laptop Program

This session will discuss Ohio Hi-Point Career Center's 1:1 laptop program and the lessons we have learned in the process. 1:1 laptop programs require a considerable amount of planning prior to implementation, and this session will help attendees to better plan for their own implementations based on what worked for us, and what did not.


Speakers
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John Case

Technology Coordinator, Ohio Hi-Point Career Center
John Case is the Technology Coordinator for Ohio Hi-Point Career Center in Bellefontaine, Ohio. Ohio Hi-Point serves 800+ students from 15 neighboring partner schools and focuses on preparing these students for the world of work or college. Case has managed the technology infrastructure since October 2000, and chairs Ohio Hi-Point’s Technology Committee. The Technology Committee wrote the district Technology Plan focused around the 1 to 1... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
E161 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Shared Services Innovation: A Perfect Storm for Vision and Cost Savings in Instructional Technology
Over the last 4 years, a grassroots non-profit has developed a shared vision to drive down the costs of digital course content, professional development and technology support services. Learn how 21 districts across Ohio have collaborated on a shared vision for cost savings, innovative technology solutions and personal learning opportunities for students. Participants will be given an opportunity to ask questions and learn how they can implement these shared services in their district.

Speakers
avatar for William Fritz

William Fritz

Director of Technology, Sycamore Community Schools
As a founding member of Learn21, Bill provided the vision to make Learn21 a solution for all children. His twenty years’ experience in business and educational technology provides the leadership and vision to develop solutions that drive collaboration and innovation. Bill is frequently tapped as a product advisory member for technology leadership teams. He has received the NSBA Technology Leadership “20 to Watch” award.
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Kevin Ghantous

Solutions Engineer, Learn21
As a founding member of Learn21, Kevin combines his education in software development and networking infrastructure with nine years of experience with Blackboard at Sycamore Community Schools. Kevin has engineered unique solutions to compliment member districts technology and curricular needs. Working closely with the Learn21 support specialist, he crafts tools and processes that eliminate work for school districts while engaging them with... Read More →
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Sean Kapsal

Support Specialist, Learn21
Sean brings a unique mix of experience in electronics engineering, computer hardware, software development and database programming. This provides a solid foundation to support our environment. Sean has over 15 years of experience providing professional enterprise level IT support with a focus on quality customer service. He has been supporting educational institutions since 2005.
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Danielle Tymitz

Client Representative, Learn21
As client representative, Danielle’s responsibilities include designing and delivering training, setting up pilot programs and sharing best practices in blended and online learning. She joined the Learn21 team in 2011 with 10 years of classroom teaching experience. She has a passion for educational technology and recently completed a master’s program in Educational Technology.


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
E172 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Sharing and Using Simple SMART Boards in the Primary Classroom
The use of technology in the primary classroom (K-2) is a simple and effective way to engage students in the learning process. In this presentation, teachers will learn about easy and effective methods for using the Smart board in the primary classroom. Teachers will receive access to free activities that can be implemented immediately in their classrooms. They will learn how to share information, activities, websites and videos through the use of wiki spaces.

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Nikki Nazaroff

Kindergarten Teacher, Tusky Valley Local Schools
I am a kindergarten teacher for Tuscarawas Valley Local Schools. I am in my 11th year of teaching with most of those years in a kindergarten classroom. I have my Bachelors from Ohio Dominican University and my Masters from Walden University. I have experience presenting SMART Board activities and tips for using the SMART Board in primary classrooms for local teachers. I have been using the SMART Board in my classroom for the past four years. I... Read More →
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Sarah Schoeppner

Rdg Intervention Teacher, Tusky Valley Local Schools
I graduated from Malone College in 2003 with a degree in Early Childhood Education and then from Akron University in 2010 with a Masters in Instructional Technology. Over the past 9 years I've taught 5th and 6th grade Math, 1st grade, Kindergarten and currently I work with small groups as a Reading Intervention teacher. I've been making and using Smartboards in my classroom for the past 6 years. I have also been using WIKIs for the past 3 years... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
D244-245 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Teaching K-16 Online
This session is designed to give K-16 teachers guidance on how to effectively facilitate online courses for children and adults. Resources and ideas on planning, assignments, discussions and assessment will be discussed.

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Ann Ebersole

Online Learning Coordinator, WVIZ/PBS ideastream
Ann Ebersole is the Online Learning Coordinator with WVIZ/PBS ideastream, where she manages a program of Online Learning for K-12 educators throughout Ohio. She has developed, designed and facilitated online courses in a variety of content areas. She was the Middle School Computer Teacher and District Technology Coordinator for the Columbia Local Schools. She has many years of experience training educators through her work as an Ashland... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C226 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Textbooks for the Next Generation
Digital textbooks are an important part of the classroom landscape. They allow student interactions with texts in ways that were never before possible. Attendees will take away tangible ideas for incorporating digital textbooks in the classroom. We will share tips and ideas to enhance students’ interactions with the text, ensuring that the books are used to their full potential. Learn strategies to elevate your students’ experience to the next level for a more engaging classroom.

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Jennifer Gerlach

iLearnOhio Partner, iLearnOhio
Jennifer Gerlach began her teaching career as an 8th grade teacher in Whitehall City Schools. She has worked for ECOT for the past five years. Jennifer began teaching 6th grade Language Arts and Social Studies but currently serves as a Teacher on Special Assignment, supporting the Middle School Language Arts curriculum and providing resources and professional development opportunities for the Middle School teachers. Jennifer has a degree in... Read More →
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Erin Schultheis

iLearnOhio Partner, iLearnOhio
Erin Schultheis has been with ECOT since 2004 and taught 3rd grade for seven years before becoming involved with curriculum. She is a graduate of University of Toledo in Early Childhood Education and holds a Master Degree from Ashland University in Curriculum and Instruction.


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
D240-241

8:00am

Using Moodle for Technology Professional Development
Moodle is a free, open-source learning management system. Learn how the Orange City Schools utilizes Moodle for technology professional development through blended learning opportunities as well as fully online courses.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ann Guidos

Mary Ann Guidos

Technology Integration Supervisor, Orange City Schools
This is Mary Ann's 16th year at the Orange City Schools as a Technology Integration Supervisor. In that role she is responsible for technology professional development. She has designed and facilitated online courses through Moodle and Blackboard.
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Jennette Kane

Technology Integration Supervisor, Orange City Schools
Starting her tenth year with the Orange City School District, Jennette provides technology professional development and support to administrators, teachers, and staff. Jennette is licensed in Curriculum and Instruction and earned her M. Ed in Instructional Technology from Kent State University. She has most recently earned her graduate certificate in Online Teaching and Learning from UWStout. Jennette is an adjunct online instructor through... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C213-215 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Which Intervention Should I Choose?
This session will assist teachers in choosing math and reading interventions that will have the greatest impact on student success based upon student data, students strengths and students weaknesses. Presenters will review the importance of consistency and constancy when using interventions in the online environment using tools such as WebEx and Elluminate.

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Tiffany Hunter

iLearnOhio Partner, iLearnOhio
Undergraduate Degree: University Of Kentucky, 2000 with a degree in Moderate to Severe Disabilities Graduate Degree: University of Dayton, 2006 with a degree in Educational Leadership Work Experience: 2000-2007: Intervention Specialist in the Olentangy Local School District 2007-Present: Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow Special Education Teacher (2007-2008) LIFT Coach (2008-2011) Instructional Coordinator (2011-2012) Instructional Supervisor... Read More →
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Angela Vickers

iLearnOhio Partner, iLearnOhio
I work within the Title I program; in particular the Response to Intervention program. We use interventions to attempt to close the achievement gap or to provide students with the services that will support their needs.


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C224 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Automating Student Behavior Tracking from Attendance to Classroom, and Beyond
PlascoTrac™ is used successfully by top districts & thousands of K-12 schools nationwide to reinforce positive behavior and is proven to reduce tardiness by 50-80%, and that’s just the beginning. During this session, Dr. Richard Melson from Dayton Public Schools will speak about how Dayton schools have been able to reduce the number of students coming in tardy and improve overall student achievement through the use of PlascoTrac.

Speakers
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Richard Melson

Director of the Office of Information Technology, Dayton Public Schools
Dr. Richard Melson. He is the Director of the Office of Information Technology for Dayton Public Schools.
avatar for Andrea Wilkins

Andrea Wilkins

Director of Sales, Plasco Trac by Plasco ID
Andrea Wilkins is the Director of Sales for the K-12 Division at Plasco ID.  For over 16 years, Andrea has helped schools implement solutions that promote an environment that is conducive to learning and contribute to the goals of overall student achievement.  Andrea’s expertise includes consulting with schools regarding products and services that will improve school security and the overall school culture.  Andrea is a... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
E171 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Formative Assessment – Measuring Student Learning

This session will provide information about & glimpses of the practice of formative assessment in middle school. The Formative Assessment in Middle School (FAMS) Project Director from the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) & the Project Coordinator from the Ohio Resource Center (ORC) will also demonstrate a variety of web-based platforms - including the FAMS Blog, FAMS E-portfolio & ilearnOhio - that support teachers seeking to meet the learning needs of diverse students in their classrooms.


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Nancy Brannon

Early Childhood Specialist, Ohio Resource Center
Nancy Brannon received her undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University and a master’s of arts while living in Louisville, KY. Nancy taught for Columbus Public Schools for many years and directed a private childcare for children ages birth to 12 years. She is now a Resource Specialist and program coordinator for the Formative Assessment in Middle School project at the Ohio Resource Center.
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Karen Daugherty

Program Coordinator, Formative Assessment, Ohio Department of Education
Karen Daugherty has served as an educator with the Toledo Public Schools and has been a visiting professor in Mathematics education with the University of Toledo. She is Mathematics consultant in Curriculum and Instruction at the Ohio Department of Education where she presently serves as the Formative Assessment in Middle School (FAMS) program coordinator as part of Race to the Top Federal Grant.



Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C123-124

8:00am

Free Curriculum for your Classroom - Introduction to Autodesk Digital STEAM
As easy as 123, Autodesk has free 3D modeling software available to everyone! Introduce 3D Design and make awesome stuff! Then move on to Industry Standard Software for Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Game Design with Autodesk’s Free Digital STEAM Curriculum.

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Cindi Meier

Account Executive, IMAGINiT Technologies
Account Executive for Academia at IMAGINiT Technologies.


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C225 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

iLit: Inspire Literacy with Modern Technology
iLit is web-based and delivered on iPads.

Speakers
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Maureen Martin

Pearson Digital Learning, Pearson
Pearson Digital Curriculum East Region Projects Manager, Curriculum Specialist


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
E151 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Exploring the Promise and Pitfalls of Teaching in a Digital Classroom.
Join 2011 National Online Teacher of the Year Kristin Kipp to explore the promise and pitfalls of teaching in a digital classroom. With blended learning still in its infancy, it's time for teachers to lead the way in designing engaging online classrooms and online experiences for students. Kipp has taught extensively in face to face classrooms, online classrooms, and blended learning models. She'll share her experiences along with tips and insights for success as you consider leaping into the education frontier.

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Kristin Kipp

The Education Frontier
Kristin Kipp moved into online education full time, teaching high school English, after eight years in a traditional classroom. She was named Colorado’s Secondary Online Teacher of the Year for 2010 and the National Online Teacher of the Year for 2011 by iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning) and SREB (Southern Regional Education Board). She has a blog, the Education Frontier (www.educationfrontier.org) where she chronicles... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C210-212 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

How To Get Instant Data For Summative And Formative Assessment with Moodle 2.0
Are you looking for a way for students to take common assessments easily? Do you want data back instantly so you can know what students have learned? In this Bring Your Own Technology workshop, come listen to Oak Hills explain how they implemented an online assessment program using Moodle 2.0 and learn how to create quizzes and tests that can be taken by typical students or students who need accommodations.

Speakers
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Jamie Dicks

Teacher, Oak Hills Local School District
Jamie Dicks is 7th grade math teacher. She works at Delhi Middle School in the Oak Hills Local School District and she is currently in her 8th year of teaching. Jamie constantly strives to find effective uses of technology in her classroom, and has presented her experiences at staff meetings as well as the OETC conference. She is currently an eLc, building point person, and level point person for the eLc program. She graduated from the... Read More →
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Dion Reyes

eLearning Consultant, Oak Hills Local School D
Dion Reyes has been working in the Oak Hills Local School District for six years. He is an Intervention Specialist for the 8th grade but has worked with 7th grade and 6th grade. He is a full inclusion teacher, where he uses technology in the classroom to help his students gain independence. He is also on the eLearning team and consults with teachers on different technologies in the classroom. He graduated from Xavier University with a Bachelors... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 9:30am
D130 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Moodle Lessons in a Blended Learning Initiative
Wondering how to get the content to that student who is often absent? Trying to figure out how and when to reteach a lesson to a handful of students when the rest of the class is ready to move on? Looking for a way to differentiate your instruction? This session may be for you! Come and create a student-driven interactive Moodle lesson you can use to FLIP your classroom, differentiate instruction, or for an eDay! Bring a tablet/laptop and know a YouTube video you'd like to add to your lesson.

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Bob Fischer

Principal, National Trail LSD
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Heidi Perry

Teacher, National Trail Middle School
A Vassar graduate, Heidi Perry is an 8th grade Science and Language Arts teacher who has been using Moodle in her instruction for six years. Heidi's district holds an annual Technology In-service open to all teachers in Preble County, in which she has presented since its inception seven years ago. She has presented at eTech the past three years, and despite what her colleagues may say, she isn't a hobbit.


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 9:30am
D131 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Blended Classrooms + 'Value Added' focus = SUCCESS and valuable classroom growth
Attack "Value Added" head on! Meet with educators who have used Value Added data to reach students needing both intervention and enrichment with the LMS Schoology.

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Wendy Demory

Math Educator, Northeastern Local School District
As technology becomes a bigger focus on our district, I am trying to stay ahead of the curve and integrate it into and out of my classroom to help my students succeed.
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Shawna McClenen

Science Educator, Northeastern Local School District
As a Science educator, I am working to incorporate more of the STEM disciplines into my classroom. I am hoping that through the use of schoology I will be able to reach all students, in and out of the school environment.
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Monica Ortman

Science Educator, Northeastern Local School District
As a Science educator, I am working to incorporate more of the STEM disciplines into my classroom. I am hoping that through the use of schoology I will be able to reach all students, in and out of the school environment.


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 9:30am
C112-113 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Common Core Writing Standards in the Digital Classroom
This session will provide strategies to engage students in the writing process. Teachers will walk away with tools for teaching writing in the digital classroom and beyond.

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Sarah Hanka

iLearnOhio Partner, iLearnOhio
Sarah Hanka has been a language arts teacher for grades 7, 8 and 11 and is currently a Curriculum Director. Prior to her current position, Sarah taught language arts at Groveport Madison Middle School South. She is a graduate of Kent State University with a bachelor of arts degree in English and a master’s degree in Curriculum, Technology & Education Reform from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne. Sarah also holds an Administrative... Read More →
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Amanda Magora

iLearnOhio Partner, iLearnOhio
Amanda Magora began her teaching career as a middle school language arts and social studies teacher. She currently serves as a Curriculum Specialist. In her role, she supports teachers in the areas of curriculum development and assessment. Amanda received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Ohio University, and holds a Masters of Education from The Ohio State University.  |  


Monday February 11, 2013 8:00am - 9:30am
C114-115 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

9:30am

Facing a Future of K-12 Blended Learning
Millions of students are participating in online learning, and the rate is quickly accelerating as more schools “blend” online learning into brick-and-mortar classrooms. The pattern of disruptive innovation is clearly at work. Just as disruptive innovations have transformed countless other industries, education is undergoing a revolutionary shift. New classroom models like Flex, Flipped Classroom, and Individual Rotation are changing the way teachers teach and students learn. They are increasing access, redefining success, and accelerating a more modular, customized system. Some of the new models are on a trajectory to eventually replace the traditional classroom architecture. Education leaders and teachers face a world of new possibilities as they help to shape and channel the innovation of blended learning to its highest potential.

Speakers
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Heather Clayton Staker

Senior Research Fellow, Education Practice at Innosight Institute
Heather Clayton Staker is a Senior Research Fellow for the Education Practice at Innosight Institute, a nonprofit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to problems in the social sector. She is the author of numerous publications, including "Classifying K-12 blended learning” and “The rise of K-12 blended learning: Profiles of emerging models." Keeping Pace with K-12 Online Learning listed the latter as one of... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom

10:00am

Designing a Quest-based Curriculum
This workshop takes time to build a full unit using game design principles for learning. Specifically, you’ll see examples of character development models, role/quest/task assignment, how to integrate standards and relevant learning and how to balance required and elite experiences for a project-based classroom. The presenters will also share some of their own classroom practices, from over ten years of game-based learning in the classroom, that help facilitate game-based learning.

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Seann Dikkers

Assistant Professor, Ohio University
Dikkers is an assistant professor in Educational studies at Ohio University. His fields of scholarship include curriculum and instruction, educational technologies, and educational leadership. Previously he served in the public schools as a teacher and principal for fourteen years. As the founder and director of GamingMatter Labs, Dikkers is investigating new media integration strategies for educational leadership, teaching, and learning. His... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
E150 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

AT, Math and the Common Core Standards

Learn about assistive technology math tools that can be used to provide access to the math curriculum. Specific AT tools such as physical and virtual manipulatives, adapted calculators, math processing and modeling software, voice input tools and specially adapted supports will be explored. Hands-on exploration will be provided. Connections will be made between these tools and the common core standards for mathematics.


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Heather Bridgman

AT Consultant, Ohio Center for Autism and Low Indidence
Heather Bridgman has been working in the field of Assistive Technology for the past 18 years. She is a rehabilitation engineer and has worked in both the medical and educational environments. Her specialties include computer access, augmentative communication and universal design for learning. A special project in recent years included modifying a Playstation video game controller to act as mouse input to the computer. Other unique examples of... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C120-122 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

21st Century Information Literacy and Common Core Standards: Professional Development for Teachers
This session will introduce participants to 21 Things, a free professional development resource. Teachers in all content areas will learn tools and skills to enhance their teaching and students’ learning of 21st century information literacy. Learn about these 21 Things, and how these things can be learned independently, how graduate credit can be earned and how a professional development workshop for graduate credit can be established in your district.

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Lori Guerrini

School Library Media Specialist, Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools
Lori is a school library media specialist and technology integration specialist. She has an MLS from Kent State University, She is District Library Media Department Chair, Library Media Teacher Grades 7-12 for the Chagrin Falls Schools. She provides support to students and staff to improve information and technology literacy skills. Presentations include at OELMA and OSBA.
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Barbara Reynolds

INfohio User Liaison, LGCA


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
D240-241

10:45am

Blended Learning and How You Can Incorporate it in Your Classroom using Moodle (LMS) and YouTube

Moodle (or almost any LMS) can be utilized to create great Blended Learning lessons for your students. Learn how to create screencasts to Flip lessons, and provide other anytime, anyplace learning for your students. We utilize YouTube as our repository (all staff have school Gmail/YouTube accounts) to make them available on any device. Learn how to setup your YouTube account and link your (and others) media into your lessons.


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Mike Birdsall

Teacher, National Trail High School
Mr. Birsdall has been teaching social studies and integrating technology in his classroom for 10+ years.
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Brian Pool

Technology Coordinator, National Trail Local Schools
1989 Graduate of Miami University in Systems Analysis. 23 Year AF Veteran with 9 years instructional and 20 years IT experience. Started as a teaching Technology Coordinator in 2003 for National Trail Local Schools. Maintains 700+ workstations, 500 tablets, 10 servers. Maintains and codes customized Moodle installations for the school. Teaches half a normal schedule of high school computer classes on computer hardware.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C213-215 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Engaging Young Children in 21st Century Learning and Play

Have you heard all the buzz about iPads, eBooks, digital games and early childhood learning? Skeptical? Wonder what it’s all about? Come learn how you can help children build critical literacy skills while bridging the technology divide. All online resources and apps presented are low-cost or freely available to Ohio PreK-12 children and teachers.


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Linda Ehrnschwender

Library Support Specialist, INFOhio ICoach, North Coast Council
Linda is originally from western NY. She received her BS in Special Education at SUNY Geneseo. She earned a Masters in Education / Reading Specialist at Elmira College. She taught for 20 years in a variety of schools in New York, Michigan and Ohio – mostly elementary reading and special education. In 1997 she joined the LEECA staff as Media Services Liaison, working with school libraries. She is active with INFOhio, currently serving as chair... Read More →
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Sarah Kepple

Youth Programming Specialist, Cuyahoga County Public Library
As Youth Programming Specialist for Cuyahoga County Public Library, Sarah Kepple develops innovative learning experiences for youth, ages birth through 18, trains library staff, and partners with community organizations. Her work integrating technology into OST enrichment programs includes gaming, arts, digital media, information literacy, robotics, and summer camps. Sarah coordinates 21st Century Community Learning Centers with schools and... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
D242-243 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Introduction to Designing Online Courses
Many districts are considering transitioning face-to-face courses to a blended or online model. During this session, we explore pedagogy and practice, using research, current and emerging trends, design and quality frameworks, and the importance of professional development for faculty. We share our district's (high school) faculty development model and course information and resources. We also hear from faculty who are currently implementing their first blended learning course.

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Cathryn Chellis

Instructional Learning Coach, New Albany-Plain Local Schools
Cathryn Chellis has over 25 years experience in K-12 and higher education. Her experience includes teaching, professional development, instructional technology, and administration in education and business and industry. She is currently an Instructional Learning Coach for New Albany-Plain Local Schools and an adjunct for Ashland University. Cathryn has presented at state and regional conferences and written on topics including authentic... Read More →
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Kate Harkless

Principal, Insight School of Ohio


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
D233-235 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Ohio's Next Generation of Assessments
Attend the Assessment session to receive an update on Ohio’s next generation of assessments, which will include information on Ohio’s membership in the PARCC consortium and the PARCC technology-enhanced test items, details on the timeline and development of the state online assessments and an update on the existing state assessments, including the new online alternate assessment and diagnostic assessments tied to the Third-Grade Reading Guarantee.

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Paula Mahaley

Assistant Director, Ohio Dept. of Education
Have been involved with Ohio assessments including proficiency and achievement tests; also have been involved with early childhood education


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
E160 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

QR Codes - Opening Windows to Our World through Technology!
Mobile learning tools can harness the excitement of technology with the purpose of effective instruction. This session will offer the hands-on experience of using QR Codes within the middle school classroom. After attending this session, each participant will be able to scan codes, create codes and have a purposeful plan developed to use them within their own classroom setting.

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Michele Gasser

Technology Coach, Barberton City School District
Michele Gasser is the job-embedded district Technology Coach for the Barberton City Schools' elementary buildings, but has provided professional development sessions and technology integration support for school districts in Northeast Ohio for several years. Michele's passion for technology and life-long learning has kept her on top of emerging classroom technology. In her role as Barberton's Technology Coach, she facilitates the teacher... Read More →
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Shelly Habegger

Instructional Consultant, Barberton City School District
Dr. Habegger has served in the roles of classroom teacher, intervention specialist, administrator and instructional consultant throughout her career. She has presented at local, regional and national conferences. She currently serves as an instructional consultant for the Barberton City School District where she has been instrumental in introducing modern technologies into the middle school classroom, spearheading the transformation to a Balanced... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
D244-245 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

STEM Leadership: Where Do I Begin?
What is STEM? STEM empowers learners to think, create, innovate, problem solve and collaborate in a global society using science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Where do I begin? Using Akron Public Schools’ National Inventors Hall of Fame® STEM School as an example, the following will be investigated: How are partners identified and engaged in a STEM school creation? How are partner expertise captured and used? How do stakeholders continue to contribute and partner?

Speakers
avatar for Maryann Wolowiec

Maryann Wolowiec

President, IEL Educational Consulting
Maryann Wolowiec, President of IEL Educational Consulting L.L.C works with community partners to create and strengthen student learning opportunities. She is recognized for her leadership in developing schools focused on students attaining 21st century skills, such as, creativity, inventive thinking, critical thinking and problem solving, through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In 2007 Wolowiec began creating and... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
E172 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

The Naked Truth about Full-Frontal Presentations
Enough boring bullets already! Time for a new approach that shifts from presenter performance to audience growth! Come deploy your handhelds to expand the online group handout. Participate in small-group discovery of the presentation’s key points and the potential for 3-slide presentations. Get invaluable free resources and take away tangible goodies including dark chocolate (seriously), koosh balls (not so seriously) and the chance to win books and tools including an Epson projector!

Speakers
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Lynell Burmark

consultant, Thornburg Center
Winner of Stanford University’s prestigious Walter Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching, Dr. Lynell Burmark is passionate about education and the potential for learners in her presentations and yours. Lynell’s extensive teaching experience spans kindergarten through graduate school; her visually enhanced presentations range from small-group seminars to webinars, keynotes and videoconferences for thousands of people across the globe. (U.S... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C226 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

They did what!?: Great Teaching Leads to Affordable Hybrid BYOT
Join us to find out how an innovative suburban school district leveraged a talented teaching faculty and a tech-savvy community to launch a one-to-one program in support of enhanced learning. Laptops in the classroom have been a staple of instruction at Mariemont City Schools for over a decade, but following the lead of our students, we have piloted, and then expanded, an affordable model that has all students in grades 2-12 engaged with technology every day.

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Paul Imhoff

Superintendent, Mariemont City Schools
Paul Imhoff has been leading the Mariemont City School District as Superintendent since July of 2007. Prior to joining the district, he served as assistant superintendent in Madeira City Schools and held positions as assistant principal and principal in the Wyoming, Madeira and Mapleton school districts. Mr. Imhoff began his career in education as a high school and junior high language arts teacher. An Ohio native, Mr. Imhoff earned his... Read More →
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Keith Koehne

Principal, Mariemont City Schools
Keith Koehne is currently the principal of Mariemont Junior High School and also serves as technology director for Mariemont's Tech Advisory Team. He has previously served as a high school government teacher and elementary school principal.
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Shannon Kromer

Director of Curriculum, Mariemont City Schools
Shannon Kromer is currently the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Mariemont City Schools. In this position, she oversees the district's implementation of its learning management system and the ongoing operation of the Mariemont Academy, the "for teachers, by teachers" professional development program in the district. Prior to her current position, Shannon taught 7th and 8th grade language arts in the Mariemont City... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C225 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Transforming Math Class through Transformational Games
Transformational games offer a powerful opportunity to create authentic learning experiences in traditional classrooms and in virtual schools. Join Imagine Education in this discussion of educational games and their experiences with integrating Ko’s Journey, a story-based online math game, into math classrooms in Ohio. Learn about the benefits of games, the critical game design elements that help support meaningful learning experiences and best practices for classroom integration.

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Martha Riecks

Director of Outreach/Director, National Conference, MidSchoolMath
Martha has spent over a decade in the nonprofit sector, developing a strong background in environmental outreach, experiential education and STEM programming for girls, in diverse roles within a range of organizations. She holds a Masters Degree in organizational management, with experience in outcomes-based program development and evaluation. Martha endeavors to leverage innovative pedagogy to transform how students, and society, comprehend math... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
E151 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Using ArcGIS to Bring the Real World to the Classroom

Using ArcGIS to Bring the Real World to the Classroom:

 

Geospatial technology is a powerful tool for exploring and analyzing spatial data. Spatial data is any piece of information that has a geographic position. ArcGIS (ESRI) is the premier geospatial software and is available to classroom teachers and administrators, with the goal of incorporating spatial data across content areas to teach core content along with 21st century skills. The ArcGIS software and ArcGIS.com, along with their classroom application will be presented in this session.

To register for the three-hour workshop, “Hand-on” Lab for Using ArcGIS in the Classroom, Monday afternoon at 1:15 p.m. in C112-113, contact Tracy Taylor at tracy.taylor@etech.ohio.gov .


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avatar for Erika Klose

Erika Klose

Teacher and GIS Manager, WVDE
Erika Klose is a geologist turned science teacher in Winfield, WV. She manages the K-12 Statewide License for the ArcGIS (ESRI) software for the state of West Virginia. She regularly trains classroom teachers in the various methods of incorporating GIS into core content classroom instruction.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
D230-231

10:45am

Your Digital Footprint - How Online Posts Can Affect You and Your Students
We will be speaking about the dangers a person faces every time they use an iPhone, post to Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Learn how your privacy is compromised every time you post information online. Discover how you can be tracked, wherever you go with surprising accuracy. You will learn how to improve your student's digital footprint, and we will discuss the impact technology can have upon your social and professional lives.

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Brian Correll

Co-Presenter, Digital Innocence Recovery Group
Brian Correll has worked as a Police Officer in Central Ohio for over 25 years. During his career he served as the department's Court Liaison and Property Room Supervisor for ten years. His diverse training includes EnCase Forensic, Access Data FTK computer software,OPOTA Computer Forensics and Internet Crimes Against Children. In addition, he is one of the founding partners and Vice President of The Digital Innocence Recovery Group.
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donald stanko

Presenter, Digital Innocence Recovery Group
Officer Don Stanko has been working in Franklin County as a police officer since 1992. He formerly held the position of Crime Prevention Officer for his Police Division. Included in his duties was Community Based Crime Prevention training, tracking crime trends and statistics, Youth education, Safety Town Director, and the development of Community Education Programs. Officer Stanko helped create many programs focused on personal safety. Among... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C224 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Affect OTES and SLO by using GradeCam Insight
GradeCam has an intuitive interface that allows for immediate grading of daily multiple choice and rubric assignments, along with CFA's and district benchmark assessments using any web or document camera. See how the use of GradeCam and its item analysis can affect the OTES and the SLO presented by teachers and administration at MidEast CTC Buffalo Campus. Teachers are using this data in a manner to identify learning targets and how it affects the scope and sequence of the course.

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George Bell

Teacher, MidEast CTC Buffalo Campus
George Bell is a teacher at MidEast CTC Buffalo Campus.
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Chris Horstman

Teacher, MidEast CTC Buffalo Campus
Chris Horstman is a teacher at MidEast CTC Buffalo Campus.
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JR Suppes

Educational Consultant, CIM Technology Solutions
JR has been an education consultant in Ohio for eight years. He received his BA and MS in secondary education and athletic administration from Bowling Green State University. JR was an athletic director, head football coach and teacher for 13 years prior to joining CIM.



Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
E171 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Anywhere Anytime Any Device: Reality!...with Just Say Yes Technology

This session will walk you through the process of making anytime, anywhere, any device learning a reality by incorporating these essential components: BYOD, Google and other web-based tools, learning management systems and use of the private and public clouds. We will also provide some strategies for helping your tech team overcome fear and just say yes to innovation.


Speakers
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Tracy Cole

Director of eLearning & Technology, Oak Hills Local SD
Tracy has been with Oak Hills Local School District for over 10 years, and currently serves as the Director of eLearning and Technology. In her role, she supports numerous initiatives including eKIDs (eLearning Kids in demand), eLcs (eLearning consultants), online learning, hybrid course offerings, Internet access district-wide and virtual world initiatives. Tracy believes very strongly in the power of the team. She leads an eLearning team in her... Read More →
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Mary Hodge

Service & Project Manager, Datacom Specialists
After spending 10 years working in Payroll and Human Resources for a transportation company, Mary Hodge found a home as a Project Manager at Datacom Specialists. After leading a software conversion team in 2008, she fell in love with technology. This brought her to seek a degree in Management of Technology and secure her position in the Cincinnati based IT company. She currently manages a team of 6 technicians who oversee a network for 10,000... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
E162 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Digital Tools for Blended Learning
Explore the types and effective uses of interactive multimedia for instruction. Participants will learn about free software and basic skills needed to produce instructional videos, podcasts and interactive elements for use in their blended learning courses. Participants will also learn about new and fun ways to 'Flip the Classroom' and to teach towards master learning.

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Ryan Macdonald

Instructional Designer, MMCID
Presenter is a technology consultant, blended learning trainer, instructional designer, and author of nine interactive books about online learning.



Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C216 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Finally! Accomodations for Google Docs!

We will demonstrate ways to create accessibility and accommodations for today’s familiar computing tools and apps such as iPads and Google Docs. We will demonstrate natural-sounding male and female text-to-speech voices, image dictionaries, screen Masking, graphic organizers, translators, tools for creating study guides and bibliographies, the list goes on...


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Jim Sullivan

Territory Sales Director, Texthelp Inc.
David Norris M.Ed – Delaware, OH Mr. Norris holds an elementary teaching certificate here in Ohio and has completed the course work to be a school administrator in Ohio as well. Mr. Norris has four years of classroom teaching experience with the Buckeye Valley Local Schools (Delaware, OH) and three years of classroom teaching experience at Olentangy Local Schools (Lewis Center, OH). In his teaching experience Mr. Norris had the opportunity to... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
D232

10:45am

ilearnOhio and Blended Learning – Transitioning to Cloud-Based Teaching and Learning
What exactly is blended learning? How can cloud-based teaching benefit your students? Can your students learn to use these tools and resources? This session is designed to provide participants with clear and easy-to-understand methods for using the (cloud-based) ilearnOhio platform to help with a transition to a blended approach to teaching and learning.

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Edward Hill

21st Century Education Specialist, Ohio Resource Center
Edward A. Hill, Jr., 21st Century Education Specialist at the Ohio Resource Center (part of the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio), has served as the program manager/director for a great many technology grant projects. He has worked in education for over 25 years from K-12 to Higher Education and presented on a variety of educational technology topics. He is passionate about finding ways to... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C123-124

10:45am

Know More Grading
Lightning Grader's instant web assessments or paper assessments, grading over 100 pages a minute, instantly produce robust reports to inform instruction! Journey to unveil how data-driven effective instruction no longer needs to be inhibited by gut-feeling analysis of assessments. Lightning Grader’s robust set of rapid assessment tools includes high-quality assessment creation (even helping with Short Answer type questions!), grading of 100 pages per minute, and instant insightful reports.

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Elijah Stambaugh

Founder The Learning Egg, Assessment Technologies
Elijah Stambaugh was a frustrated middle school math teacher when he came up with the idea for Lightning Grader, a web-based, subscription application that grades 100 pages per minute while at the same time generates 14 robust reports about student performance. He founded the company in 2010 in hopes of helping teachers find more efficient, technology-based ways to understand and address student comprehension. During his school’s summer break... Read More →



Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
E170 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

PBS Resources for STEM Learning
Brought to you by Think TV and CET, participants will hear about free, high-quality, PBS resources for engaging students in STEM. Educators will learn how to access and incorporate a wealth of STEM content--all just a click away with PBS LearningMedia. Educators will also learn about STEM Career Lab: Designing Your Future, a new multimedia project introducing students to some of today’s most exciting STEM careers. All attendees receive a free DVD copy of the collection.

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Mary Anne Kirk

Manager, Educational Services, Think TV
Mary Anne Kirk is the Educational Services and Projects Manager for Think TV, Greater Dayton Public Television. Since joining the station in 2005, she has worked on a number of community outreach initiatives relating to the arts and humanities, health, STEM, early childhood and K-12 education. In addition, Mary Anne has been responsible for developing a number of multi-media curriculum kits, two digital storytelling projects, as well as... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C125

10:45am

SunGard PerformancePLUS - Track Performance, Enhance Curriculum and Build Local Benchmark Assessments
Your schools are faced with many pressing challenges, today. Your teachers want to improve results and save time, while your administrators crave valued data. Sungard’s assessment and curriculum management can give you both. With PerformancePLUS, your teachers have a holistic profile of their incoming students and can use PerformancePLUS data to immediately begin improving achievement. Your teachers will easily see their students’ strengths and weaknesses and will be able to inform their instruction based on their findings. Best of all, they can collaborate with colleagues to create local benchmark assessments to ensure their students are progressing appropriately. With PerformancePLUS, your administrators will have extensive reporting and analytics capabilities at their fingertips.

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Stacey Angelo

Product Consultant, SunGard Public Sector
Stacey is a former teacher, and is now a product specialist with SunGard K-12 Education
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Jamie Kilgore

Account Executive, SunGard K-12 Education
Account Exec


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C223

10:45am

Thinkgate® Elements® Instructional Improvement System Demonstration

Thinkgate® Elements® Instructional Improvement Solution (IIS) demonstration. Thinkgate® has designed the Elements® IIS interface and platform with a teacher-focus in mind. Our mission is to make Elements® so intuitive and easy to use, and the information for the classroom so robust and simple to compile – that teachers regard it as an invaluable classroom management tool. As a result, administrators deliver a system to the teachers that they want to use, not one that they have to use.


Speakers
avatar for Pam Rhea

Pam Rhea

Vice President, Solution Services, Thinkgate
Pam Rhea leads a services team whose main responsibilities surround the initial and ongoing care of all Thinkgate clients. This group exists to provide the following support: implementation and project management, client support, technical support, sales support, client partnerships, product training and documentation, and professional development. She has served to provide expertise in product training, conference support, best practices and... Read More →



Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C222

10:45am

Chamberlain College of Nursing - A Rewarding Career Starts Here

The workshop is designed to provide students with healthcare awareness, career outlook, scholarship opportunities and valuable information regarding preparing for college. This is a great, interactive workshop and a benefit to all students in the room. Our workshop will help guide students to begin to think about preparing for college by paying attention to GPA, ACT scores and academic integrity. In addition we will have a demonstration using one of our educational simulators.


Speakers
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Michelle Miller

Clinical Lab Supervisor, Chamberlain College of Nursing
Michelle is currently the Clinical Lab Supervisor and has previously taught critical care and med/surg clinical rotations for Chamberlain College of Nursing.
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Laurel Taylor

High School Recruiter, Chamberlain College of Nursing
Former Clinical Coordinator and current High School recruiter for Chamberlain College of Nursing.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
E161 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Personalized Learning for Secondary Students Using Blended and Virtual Classrooms
School districts continually strive to serve the needs of all of their students, but providing a personalized learning opportunity for every student has been elusive, until now. The advent of blended and virtual learning opens a world of flexible possibilities. Districts throughout Ohio are jumping at the opportunity to implement blended learning to remain competitive by offering innovative and cost effective programs in the challenging climate we face today.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Mitchell

Jason Mitchell

Strategic Partnerships, Apex Learning


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
D246 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

eBooks, Literacy, and Student Learning
eBook penetration in schools is growing exponentially. Many question the validity of eBooks and their role in reading comprehension and overall student success. Studies related to eBooks, literacy, reading comprehension, and student success will be highlighted, demonstrating the value of digital content in student learning.

Speakers
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Sue Polanka

Head of Reference and Instruction, Wright State University Libraries
Sue Polanka created the award-winning blog, No Shelf Required®, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. The blog transformed into a book series with ALA Publishing in 2011 and 2012. Sue is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio, President of the Academic Library Association of Ohio, and was elected to ALA Council in 2012. She was named a Library Journal... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C210-212 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Are you coming with us to Africa?
Are you ready to take your students on a trip to Africa? Come visit our session and meet students from Mate Masie School of Learning in Cape Coast , Ghana, West Africa. Ghana students will share cultural information about the country and how to take your classroom global without ever leaving the room.

Speakers
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Katrina Moore

CCESC Distance Learning Consultant, Clermont County Educational Service Center
CCESC Distance Learning Consultant


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C110-111 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

CS Enrichment for HS Students - Free Virtual Collaboration with Air Force Discovery Lab

Five high school students completed a year-long, leisure-time distance-learning experience comprised of a series of ever-more-difficult programming and analysis tasks, mentored in a Virtual World environment by the US Air Force Discovery Lab. It resulted in a PAID summer computer science research internship. They will share their experience, and answer your questions. Is this enrichment activity right for YOUR best and brightest? (Video Summary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ_dhcc998k)


Speakers
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Mayank Ekbote

Student, New Albany High School
My name is Mayank Ekbote, and I am proud to say I have been given many amazing opportunities and I took advantage of them. This year I am a senior, and my plan for college is to major in Computer Science, with a focus on Software Development. Outside of the classroom, my activities include playing in a band, participating in a part-time technology job at the school, and taking part in the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) internship known as... Read More →
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David Herman

Teacher, New Albany High School
Mr. Herman became a high school technology educator after a 25-year career on the US Army. His passion is creating an exciting in-class culture of achievement, while also involving students in "stretch" activities outside the classroom. His high school students have been involved in the IBM Master the Mainframe competition; summer surgical robotics, engineering and computer science internships; Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs); and the US... Read More →
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Daniel Lehman

Student, New Albany High School
Daniel Lehman is currently a senior at New Albany High School. He has always been actively interested in technology. During his junior year, he took an AP Computer Science course and became involved with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) Virtual Reality Academy. This activity resulted in his competitive selection for a paid summer internship, called Summer-at-the-Edge (SATE). Daniel’s role during the internship was to work on virtual... Read More →
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Nathan Lehman

Student, New Albany High School
Nathan Lehman is currently a high school junior. He completed the AP Computer Science course his sophomore year, and began the Air Force summer internship at age 15. Before his computer science experience, he had always had a strong interest in writing, and for the most part had dreamed of becoming an author. This is still true; however the internship has shown him what he can achieve in technology and computer science. During the 5 week... Read More →
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Davan Pohar

Student, New Albany High School
Davan Pohar moved from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to the New Albany school system just prior to his eighth grade year. Throughout his high school career, Davan took numerous AP and Honors courses in a variety of subjects. Now a senior, he has maintained above a 4.0 GPA throughout, receiving awards for academic excellence each year. Davan is a National Merit Commended Scholar, has medaled at state level in Science Olympiad, and has achieved perfect... Read More →
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Lauryn Woodyard

Student, New Albany High School
Currently a high school senior, Lauryn Woodyard's computer science journey began as a sophomore upon taking her first technology accredited course, Robotics 1. In this class, Lauryn was challenged to teach herself - with minimal teacher guidance - to program NXT Lego Mindstorms Robots. She did this with much success. After a few months she volunteered to learn the more advanced Bioloid Humanoid Robot that would eventually be incorporated into a... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C220-221

10:45am

Hey, Administrators, There’s an iPad App for That!
With over a million apps available, where do administrators start to make the most of both our personal iPads and those we’ve purchased for student use? Come, BYOD, help yourself to resource-rich sources, and get ready to experience some of the most amazing iPad/iPhone apps on the planet.

Speakers
avatar for Warren Dale

Warren Dale

Technology Consultant, Thornburg Center
Warren Dale has been working with technology in classrooms for the past 25 years, was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator, elected president of CUELA (Computer Using Educators of Los Angeles) and has served as a frequent presenter of hands-on workshops and cutting-edge technology sessions at schools and conferences around the globe. Since 1981, he has worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District teaching all levels of math and... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 12:30pm
D130 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Pairing Evernote and iPods to Benefit Diverse Learners

Use the free Evernote app to create and host audio tests for students. Learn to install Evernote and create audio test questions and notebooks. Learn strategies from Ross Local Schools to organize and keep tests secure. This is a great option for shared devices or a 1-to1 ratio. Participants will leave this session with a solid understanding and access to materials to implement this system. Participants should bring their own wifi devices to install and use Evernote during the training.


Speakers
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Gerri Bolin

5th Grade Teacher, Ross Local Schools
I am Gerri Bolin and I am a fifth grade teacher at Ross Middle School. I have worked in education since 1990, having taught second, fourth, fifth and sixth grades, in addition, I worked as a building administrator for eight years. The past couple of years I have purposefully become more active in my technology professional development to incorporate technology teaching and learning activities into my daily lessons. I support and incorporate our... Read More →
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Beth Kingsley

3rd Grade Teacher, Ross Local Schools
I am Beth Kingsley and I am currently in my 11th year of teaching. I have taught second grade, and more recently I have been teaching third grade for Ross Local Schools. I hold a Masters Degree in Elementary Reading and Mathematics, and am a member of the district’s literacy and technology committees. I have attended many professional development sessions, including those from SOITA, eTech Ohio, Ohio Goes Google, Innovative Learning... Read More →
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Tricia Kluener

District Technology Integration Specialist, Ross Local Schools
I am Tricia Kluener and I am the District Technology Integration Specialist at Ross Local Schools. I have worked in education since 2004 and have held my current position since 2007. I partner with students, teachers and administrators to extend learning through technology. I create innovative approaches to meet educational needs with new technologies and provide the planning strategies and professional development needed for integration. I am... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 12:30pm
D131 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

How To Do It All From Google Drive
Don’t want to make a website or just don’t have the time? Now you can do it all from Google Drive by sharing a few docs and organizing your files and folders. This session will demonstrate the best practices working with Google Drive and some of the best Google Chrome extensions to help you get your information out there. Walk away with all the tips and tricks I have “acquired” and start creating today!

Speakers
avatar for Eric Griffith

Eric Griffith

Director of Informational Technology, Mechanicsburg Exempted Village Schools
Eric is a husband, a father of two, and an all around fan of all things technology. He has worked in the educational technology field for over ten years, as a web designer, support technician and Technology Coordinator. Currently he is the Director of Information Technology at Mechanicsburg Exempted Village School District in Mechanicsburg Ohio. As the Director of IT he oversees all the district’s technology needs and operations. Eric is also... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 12:30pm
C112-113 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Managing Your Inbox and Much More with Gmail

It's time to take control of your inbox and get the coveted “inbox zero” reward! Stop wasting precious time reading unnecessary emails, creating new folders and trying to make sense of email “rules”. Become a Gmail ninja and easily slice through your large inbox harnessing the power of search, labels and filters. Your time, future and inbox are waiting!


Speakers
avatar for Katie Poeppelmeier

Katie Poeppelmeier

Educational Consultant, SOITA
Katie is a Certified Google Trainer in addition to teaching a wide variety of educational technology topics.
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Caryn Rupert

Educational Consultant, SOITA
Caryn is a Certified Google Trainer in addition to teaching a wide variety of educational technology topics.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 12:30pm
C114-115 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo invites you to bring your group to the Zoo virtually! Through interactive distance learning, encounter some of the Zoo's animals, explore their natural habitats and learn about conservation issues affecting them. Experience all this Zoo fun without having to leave your school. Join us at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference to learn more.

Speakers
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Cathy Ryan-Smith

Education Specialist, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cathy Ryan-Smith is an education specialist with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in the Conservation Education Division. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's distance learning program was a 2008 receipient of the Computerworld Honors Program and awarded the 21st Century Achievement Award in Media, Arts and Entertainment for interactive wireless distance learning.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
HALL C Mash Lab CP 1

10:45am

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium Distance Learning
Learn about the distance learning opportunities at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium as well as on-site school programs that utilize the latest educational technology

Speakers
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Laura Frasher

Distance Learning Instructor, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Laura has been the distance learning instructor at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium since 2010. She teaches approximately 350 programs each year. Formerly a preschool teacher, she has a Bachelor's Degree and Ohio Teaching Licensure in Early Childhood Education (PreK-3) and a Master's Degree in Literacy.
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Jawnie Shukrun

School Programs Seasonal, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
HALL C Mash Lab CP 7

10:45am

Content Update! New programs from The Cleveland Museum of Art
Discover 5+ exciting new videoconferences from the Cleveland Museum of Art. English Language Arts including Graphic Fiction, Chinese culture, Science, and I.B. based content are just a sampling of the themes of newer DL lessons available to your students. Share with us how these content areas can work with your curricula and give us your ideas for additional programs that would suit your needs.

Speakers
avatar for Dale Hilton

Dale Hilton

Director, Teaching and Learning, The Cleveland Museum of Art
Dale Hilton has managed The Cleveland Museum of Art’s (CMA) Distance Learning (DL) program since its inception in 1998 and was recently appointed to direct the CMA Teaching and Learning programs as well. These programs include DL, Art To Go, and the Teacher Resource Center. She holds an M.A. in Art History from The University of Chicago and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ms. Hilton’s duties include for Distance Learning... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
HALL C Mash Lab CP 10

10:45am

COSI Interactive Videoconference Programs
Communicate breadth and depth of COSI’s award-winning interactive videoconference programs.

Speakers
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Doug Buchanan

Education Programs Marketing Manager, COSI
Doug Buchanan is Education Programs Marketing Manager for COSI, Columbus, Ohio’s Center of Science and Industry.
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Jessie Teng

Manager of Interactive Videoconference Programs, COSI
Jessie Teng is Manager of Interactive Videoconference Programs for COSI, Columbus, Ohio’s Center of Science and Industry.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
HALL C Mash Lab CP 8

10:45am

Distance Learning Programs and Activities for K-12 Students and Teachers
How are your schools utilizing distance learning programs? Is there special K-12 content you have been searching for? Be sure to visit the WVIZ ideastream session and become familiar with an extensive list of educational programs for your students and teachers. All programs are structured to meet Ohio Technology and Curriculum standards.

Speakers
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John Ramicone

Director of Distance Learning Services, WVIZ ideastream
John Ramicone is the Director of Distance Learning Services of WVIZ ideastream and the Program Manager of the North Ohio Technology Association Distance Learning Network (NOTA). Twenty-eight years experience in public education. Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies and Health and Physical Education. Masters Degree in Educational Administration. Holds permanent principal and teaching certificates. Taught as an adjunct professor for five years... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
HALL C Mash Lab CP 2

10:45am

Farmtastic AgVentures - Agriculture in Video Conferencing
The East Central Ohio Educational Service Center, in partnership with the Farm Bureau Agency of Tuscarawas and Jefferson Counties have partnered to develop and deliver a 6 lesson series of agriculture-based video conferences. These are designed to show students the real-life connection that each one of us have to Agriculture in Ohio and in the world.

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Rita Lahmers

Teacher, ECOESC
Rita is a retired teacher as well as active member of the Farm Bureau Agency. She is now delivering Agriculture information and lessons to teachers in the service region.
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Michele Specht

Organization Director, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio Farm Bureau
Michele is the Director of the Farm Bureau Agency in Tuscarawas and Jefferson County. As the Director, she works tirelessly to support the efforts and education of the Farm Bureau and makes every effort to stay connected to our classrooms through technology. Her partnership with ECOESC has led to this Farmtastic Agventures series.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
HALL C Mash Lab CP 4

10:45am

LEARNnco Distance Learning Information Table
Visit the LEARNnco Distance Learning Display Table for more information about award winning video conference content that can be used in your classroom.

Speakers
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Andy Campbell

Distance Learning Coordinator, LEARNnco Distance Learning
Andy Campbell has been the Distance Learning Coordinator for LEARNnco Distance Learning since 2008. From 2001 to 2007 he was the Distance Learning Coordinator with the COSI Toledo Science Center. During his time at both organizations, he has been a part of over 8,000 video conferences. Mr. Campbell received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University in 1990.
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Aaron Morgan

Network Technologist, North Central Ohio Educational Service Center
Mr. Morgan has been employed by the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center since 2010.
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Brian Rupp

Network Specialist, North Central Ohio Educational Service Center
Mr. Rupp has been employed by the North Central Ohio Educational Service Center since 2009.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
HALL C Mash Lab CP 3

10:45am

North Central Ohio ESC Technology and Professional Development
The technology team at the North Central Ohio ESC in Tiffin, Ohio will demonstrate how distance learning can be utilized for professional development opportunities. They will show a number of programs available, highlighting their popular after school iOS series, "Appy Hour." The team will show required technologies to participate in a distance learning session. They will also show other PD offerings available via distance learning.

Speakers
avatar for Lori Bumb

Lori Bumb

Technology Integration Specialist, North Central Ohio ESC
Lori joined the North Central ESC in June 2012 as a technology integration specialist. Before that she taught eight years in a first grade classroom at Bellevue City Schools, where she integrated Promethean interactive systems, Apple iOS devices, and Google Apps for Education.
avatar for John Kramer

John Kramer

Technology Integration Specialist, North Central Ohio ESC
John joined the North Central ESC in June 2012 as a technology integration specialist. Before that he taught fourteen years in third, fourth, and fifth grade classrooms at Mohawk Local Schools, where he integrated SmartBoards, response systems, Apple iOS devices, Web 2.0, and Google Apps for Education.
avatar for Kathleen Mohr

Kathleen Mohr

Director of Technology, North Central Ohio ESC
Kathy has spent the last six years as the Director of Technology at the North Central Ohio ESC. In this role she manages database development, distance learning systems and professional development. Kathy also develops and manages websites for many member districts as well as assisting in grant writing for school districts.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
HALL C Mash Lab CP 6

10:45am

On the Road: Interactive Videoconferencing with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
This display table will introduce the award-winning IVC courses available for students in grades 2-12 offered by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. These classes make use of the Museum's extensive educational resources in order to increase students' knowledge of the history, the people, and the sounds of popular music, while meeting Ohio academic content standards in language arts, social studies, technology and other areas. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that exists to educate visitors, fans and scholars from around the world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll music. It carries out this mission through its operation of a world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits and interprets this art form and through its library and archives as well as its educational programs.

Speakers
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John Goehrke

Education Coordinator, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
John Goehrke holds a B.A. in Music from Kenyon College, where he graduated cum laude in May 2005, and is currently earning his M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management. He volunteered for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as a member of the Teen Advisory Board in 1999 and interned for the education and development departments in the summers of 2003 and 2004. Between 1998-2000, John was a music... Read More →
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Stephanie Heriger

Education Programs Manager, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Stephanie Heriger holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in Music from Dickinson College and an M.A. in Historical Musicology from the University of Michigan, where she was also a Ph.D. candidate. She has taught general humanities courses at Wayne State University and music history and appreciation classes as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Michigan, and has presented nationally on arts-integrated teaching practice and various... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
HALL C Mash Lab CP 5

10:45am

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History Brings IVC to Real Life!
“Can I see that?” You KNOW this question from your students really means, “Can I TOUCH that?” Excellent educators understand that hands-on classroom experiences greatly benefit student comprehension and retention of key concepts. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History connects to kids via dynamic IVC speakers AND physical props for their virtual lessons: real animal furs, bones, fossils, minerals and other Museum specimens are shipped to you in advance so you and your students CAN touch a piece of history. Visit our display to see examples of our most popular kits, and don’t miss our IVC connection on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 2:30pm—you’ll be a part of the LIVE action direct from our studio.

Speakers
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Lee Gambol

Distance Learning Coordinator/Science Instructor, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Lee has been developing and teaching videoconference programs (and organizing their materials kits) since 2002, and believes that the most important post-program phrase to hear from a student is, “That was FUN!” She is routinely requested by teachers and warns all her students not to incur the Wrath of the Hedgehog (coming soon to an Ohio E-Tech VC near you!)
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Patti Overholser

Senior Scheduler, Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Patti Overholser, Senior Scheduler for CMNH Outreach, has been dealing with science kits for 16 years, with her start in the Museum’s “Science Resource Center” lending library and then bringing her talents to the virtual realm. Patti knows where everything is, all of the time, and who signed for it!


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
HALL C Mash Lab CP 9

10:45am

BE3 Smart (Energy Efficiency Education)
ENERGIZE your students with BE3 Smart - the Ohio Energy Project classroom grant that provides teachers with seven ready-to-teach standards-based lessons and companion Smart Board lessons, resources and support materials that include energy transformation supplies, literature, games, Smart Board lessons, natural resources vocabulary activities and more. Best of all, students will each receive $70-worth of energy-efficient supplies to install in their homes and begin conserving energy and money.

Speakers
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Marianne Williamson

MS Science Teacher, Buckeye Central MS
Middle Childhood Education, B.S., Ohio State University, 2003 M. Ed., Ohio State University, 2005 7/8 Science, NJHS Adviser,


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
HALL C Mash Lab Display 1

10:45am

Blending Student Learning With Pencasting!
Come learn how to pencast a lesson that you can post for your students using on-line course-ware or web based applications like Evernote! Demonstration will be done using a Livescribe pen and notebook.

Speakers
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Evan Petty

7th Grade Science, National Trail LSD
First Year Teacher @ National Trail Middle School
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Jeff Wassom

Teacher, National Trail Middle School
A leader in the advancement of technology at National Trail LSD, Jeff juggles many roles exceptionally well: 6th grade math teacher, middle school technology instructor, Science Olympiad facilitator and more. He regularly presents his use of technology in the classroom at National Trail's annual county-wide Technology In-Service and at eTech.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
HALL C Mash Lab Display 2

10:45am

CORI Robotics
CORI presents daily large robotics challenges in conjunction with the FIRST Robotics League. Students and advisors of The Central Ohio Robotics Initiative will demonstrate the process of building laptop-controlled robots. Utilizing math, technology, science, and collaboration skills, participants generate a variety of competitive robots. Competitions like the ones demonstrated at OETC are held throughout the year and lead to regional and even national events.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
Hall C Mash Lab

10:45am

MC2FabLab Trailer
Students from Cleveland Metropolitan School District will be on hand to discuss and demonstrate the planning, curriculum, and integrity involved in developing this highly accessible tool. Embedded in the local STEM high school, the Fab Lab has proven to increase student engagement and provide a platform for dynamic teaching and learning.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
Hall C Mash Lab

10:45am

O.D.O.T. Distracted Driving Simulator
The Ohio Department of Transportation will show how some of the slightest distractions will interfere with your performance as an attentive driver on the road. Be willing to test your skills and how good you are at multi-tasking.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
Hall C Mash Lab Display 6

10:45am

OETC Library Reference Desk
Looking for more information on something you’ve learned? Exploring more information on education technology resources? Start with the OETC Reference Desk. Research librarians and media specialists from INFOhio and other organizations are here to assist conference attendees in gathering research and advancing their professional development.

Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
Hall C Mash Lab

10:45am

10:45am

Social Media Command
Join the eTech Ohio social media team as they blog on-site, conduct Twitter chats, and capture #OETC13 on a variety of social media platforms. Interact online, contribute content ideas, or receive social media tips and mini-training sessions to maximize the conference experience!

Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
Hall C Mash Lab

10:45am

STEM Robotics Challenge
The Ohio Technology Student Association hosts the fifth annual STEM Challenge. TSA members learn problem-solving, critical thinking and leadership skills as they relate to design, power, energy, transportation, engineering, and biotechnology.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
Hall C Mash Lab

10:45am

The Columbus Idea Foundry
Learn about the Maker Movement and all things 3D printing with the Columbus Idea Foundry! Explore and build entertaining yet real-world-skillset projects utilizing cutting-edge 3D printing, Arduino and Raspberry Pi programming, and on-site sensor and interface integration. Instructors will demonstrate how to design for and operate these machines, and will step attendees through the process of building a Fab Lab-type project.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
Hall C Mash Lab

10:45am

You Will Rise Art Project
Experience the performance art, poetry, stories, and multimedia projects of young artists who are among the more than 70% of students that have experienced bullying. By giving visitors the opportunity to view these creative works, project participants hope to educate, instill pride, generate positive feedback, and provide online resources – all for the purposes of supporting, inspiring creative productivity, fostering respect for diversity, and improving the quality of life for those who have been or are currently being bullied.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
Hall C Mash Lab

10:45am

Engaging Student Learning and Collaboration With Robotics

Students from Calvert High School along with their Technology Instructor David Kraft, will demonstrate how NXT robotics have transformed the learning experiences throughout the Technology Classes of Calvert High School. As a result of the demonstration, participants will see how robotics are the perfect example of integrating science mathematics and technology, especially when it comes to solving problems or human needs.


Speakers
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David Kraft

Technology Instructor, Calvert High School
Mr. Kraft is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, with additional graduate work completed in Technology at Fresno Pacific State University, and Heidelberg University. Currently the Technology Instructor at Calvert High School in Tiffin, Ohio. This is the fifth year that Mr. Kraft and Calvert Catholic Schools have participated in the Etech Ohio State Technology Conferrence.


Monday February 11, 2013 10:45am - 4:30pm
HALL C Mash Lab Display 3

12:00pm

The Next Generation of Assessments: Ohio’s Roadmap to 2014 – 2015 and Beyond

The session will provide an overview of Ohio's preparation for the 2014 – 2015 Next Generation of Assessments, including information regarding Ohio’s participation in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), the status of PARCC's next-generation assessment system, and how the advances impact Ohio’s assessment development process for Science and Social Studies. The overview will also provide guidance on what districts can do to prepare for online assessment.


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Larry Early

Associate Director, Ohio Department of Education
Dr. Early has been with the Department of Education since October 2008. His job is to manage the test development process and staff for the OAA and OGT. In addition, he is working on the planning and development for the Next Generation of Assessments for our Ohio K-12 students to commence in 2014-15. Dr. Early began his work in computer based testing at the Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1973. Over his career he has worked on a... Read More →
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Kirk Ross

Education Consultant, Ohio Department of Education
Kirk Ross, Education Consultant, Ohio Department of Education, is one of several state education consultants developing Ohio’s Next Generation of Assessments. Kirk brings to the department over 15 years of education research and reformation experience at the local, state, and national level. Currently, Kirk is an Ohio's representative on PARCC's Technology Committee and chairs the PARCC Infrastructure Operational Working Group.


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:15pm
C210-212 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

Fast, Fun and Free Ways to Use Voice Recording Software

This session will introduce free and user-friendly voice recording software such as Audacity (available for Mac and PC) and apps such as "Quick Voice". In addition to hands-on opportunities to try out the software and apps, demonstrations will be given showing how these can be used to facilitate writing, speaking and social skills in the classroom and speech therapy sessions, especially for students with disabilities.


Speakers
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Shannon Boyd

Speech-Language Pathologist, Maumee City Schools
Shannon received her BA and MA in Speech-Langauge Pathology from Ohio University. She is a school-based speech-language pathologist and is a member of the SSTR1 Assistive Technology Network.


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
C120-122 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

1:1 and BYO Technology: What Works, What Does Not?
Discover the research and best practice classroom strategies for use of 1:1 computing which result in significant improvements in student performance. Identify key decision points regarding district-owned or student-owned technology and how selection of technology tools may impact student college and career readiness.

Speakers
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Roger Minier, Ph.D.

Roger Minier is director of NWOET (Northwest Ohio Educational Technology), an EdTech agency serving over 100 schools in northwest and west central Ohio with professional development in the use of classroom technology, online resources, online and blended learning strategies and technology for students with special needs. He has developed or taught over 40 online courses at the graduate level at Bowling Green State University, and held an... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
C213-215 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

Connect, Create and Collaborate with Web 2.0

Can Web 2.0 tools provide students with opportunities to direct their own learning? Apply knowledge? Define 21st century skills? Yes, yes and yes! This session is a face-paced showcase of free web tools to be used for creative teaching and learning in any classroom. Featuring strategies for effective classroom integration, we will also explore how these tools can be used to meet the rigor of the Common Core Standards.


Speakers
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Betsy Hood

Director of eLearning, Eastwood Local Schools
After serving as Director of one of Ohio's Educational Technology Agencies for several years, Betsy came to Eastwood in June 2012 as the district's first Director of eLearning. She is responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of the district's long term professional development efforts to support a newly implemented BYOD program and a 1to1 initiative for grades 5-12 as well as enhanced technology utilization for K-4. As a... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
C220-221

12:00pm

Creative Arts in a Virtual Environment

The top question ECOT art teachers get asked by outsiders is: how do you teach art online? We plan on answering just that! We will discuss how we teach our classes, what the art classroom looks like for students, how we display student art online, and how we maintain a social Art Club with our students. The use of technology in the following areas will be discussed: web conferencing, video, bamboo pens, Gimp and student centered virtual galleries.


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Natalie Blake

iLearnOhio Partner, iLearnOhio
Dr. Natalie Blake is in her 3rd year as a teacher at ECOT where she has been an art teacher and currently serves as a leadership trainee. Prior to teaching at ECOT she taught in a brick and mortar for 5 years. Natalie received her B.A. in Digital Art and Studio Art from Stetson University, her M.Ed in Secondary Education from University of Phoenix, and her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Capella University.


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
C225 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

Cyber Bullying – What Every Educator Needs to Know About this Often Invisible Form of Bullying
We will discuss the prevalence of Cyber Bullying and how to distinguish the difference between Cyber Bullying and Bad Behavior. We will also cover key aspects in prevention and when intervention is necessary. In addition, we will discuss the difference between in school speech and out of school speech when it is applied to on-line statements. We will finish with identifying the criminal aspects of Cyber Bullying and when it is appropriate to involve Law Enforcement.

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Brian Correll

Co-Presenter, Digital Innocence Recovery Group
Brian Correll has worked as a Police Officer in Central Ohio for over 25 years. During his career he served as the department's Court Liaison and Property Room Supervisor for ten years. His diverse training includes EnCase Forensic, Access Data FTK computer software,OPOTA Computer Forensics and Internet Crimes Against Children. In addition, he is one of the founding partners and Vice President of The Digital Innocence Recovery Group.
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donald stanko

Presenter, Digital Innocence Recovery Group
Officer Don Stanko has been working in Franklin County as a police officer since 1992. He formerly held the position of Crime Prevention Officer for his Police Division. Included in his duties was Community Based Crime Prevention training, tracking crime trends and statistics, Youth education, Safety Town Director, and the development of Community Education Programs. Officer Stanko helped create many programs focused on personal safety. Among... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
C226 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

iPad Apps for the K-6 Classroom
There are so many apps available that it’s hard to decide what to download. We’ll look at a collection of noteworthy apps for the K-6 classroom that are worth considering. These will cover a variety of curriculum areas and grade levels. You’re sure to find some apps you’ll want to install!

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Deb Tschirhart

Educational Consultant, SOITA
Deb is a Certified Google Trainer and teaches a wide variety of educational technology topics.


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
C216 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

It Time to Throw Out the Textbooks and Not Just the Paper Ones!

For 150 years, textbooks have ruled classrooms. They were the only practical means of bringing together all of the information for teaching a subject. 1:1 & BYOD now provide 24/7 access to immense store of knowledge. There is no reason to be restrained by the one size fits all aggregation of knowledge called textbooks. It's time to move to collaborative learning, active research, evaluation of sources and use of primary source materials.


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Linda Luscre

Intervention Specialist, St. Joseph's School , Cuyahoga Falls
Over 25 years experience as Intervention Specialist, Reading Specialist and Math Specialist. Multiple presentations and co-presentations at eTech Conference
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Anthony Luscre

Director of Technology, Mogadore Local Schools
·eTech Ohio/OSN State Tech. Conf. (2002-2012 over 45 sessions- concurrent & workshops) · FETC 2012 & 2011- Featured/Spotlight Speaker · FETC -2008 · Amer. Assoc. of School Librarians 2009 Nat. Conf.(Workshop- A Hitchhiker's Guide to Using the Internet & Concurrent- Technology Ethics: Recognizing Right From Wrong in a Digital Age-Plagiarism, Property, Privacy and Appropriate Use) · 2010, 2011 & 2012 NEOTech Conf. (11 sessions) · 2005 OELMA... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
C224 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

Pitfalls and Successes of Running a Community FABLab
"Dr. Alexander Bandar has worked in the manufacturing industry for more than 10 years; in addition, 4 years ago he founded the Columbus Idea Foundry - a community workshop, educational space and creative center (which Popular Science has hailed as one of the 15 most active Makerspaces in the US). At the CIF, anyone may take classes on community tools - from laser cutters to welding stations - and members may use the tools for their own projects, products and artwork. The CIF represents a novel type of community workshop that serves to implement cutting edge technologies of the Maker Movement and make them accessible to the general public, thereby not just educating but empowering our next generation of students, entrpreneurs and innovators."

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Alexander Bandar

Columbus Idea Foundry
Dr. Alexander Bandar has worked in the manufacturing industry for more than 10 years; in addition, 4 years ago he founded the Columbus Idea Foundry - a community workshop, educational space and creative center (which Popular Science has hailed as one of the 15 most active Makerspaces in the US). At the CIF, anyone may take classes on community tools - from laser cutters to welding stations - and members may use the tools for their own projects... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
D230-231

12:00pm

Transform Common Core Research Projects with Power Tools from INFOhio
Don’t be intimidated by the amount of research demanded by the Common Core. Remodel research projects with GO! Ask, Act, Achieve and R4S, Research 4 Success as your tools. GO! INFOhio: Ask! Act! Achieve!, a new website by INFOhio, guides middle and high school students to web tools and databases to help prepare them for academic research. Research 4 Success, R4S, is a new online class for juniors and seniors to use with a research project to transform it to college ready research.

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Melissa Higgs-Horwell

eLearning Specialist, INFOhio
Melissa Higgs-Horwell is currently working as an eLearning Specialist for INFOhio. She was a former school librarian at Pickaway-Ross Career Center in Chillicothe for 24 years and also served as Technology Coordinator for the last 5 of those years. She recently retired with 35 years in education after serving 8 years as Distance Learning Coordinator at the SCOCA ITC where she coordinated a Blackboard consortium and video conferencing for Southern... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
D242-243 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

Unleashing the iPad’s Creativity by Looking Beyond Content-Specific Apps
As we continue to integrate the iPad into our classrooms, do we need to move away from “content” apps, to more “creative” apps? Come and examine with us “creative” iPad apps that allow teachers, administrators and students to begin to create content across all curricular areas.

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Dave Philibin

21st Century Learning Consultant, Western Reserve Public Media
Dave Philibin, a Youngstown resident, is a retired educator (teacher and administrator) working as a 21st Century learning consultant for Western Reserve Public Media in Kent, Ohio. Dave has provided training to several grant-funded, ARRA funded building teams from the northeastern Ohio area, as well as support training for eTech Ohio’s 21st Century learning program. Philibin develops and delivers training programs to districts both at the 21st... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
C223

12:00pm

What are These Things? Uses for QR Codes in your School

Do you wonder what those funny little images are all over the place? Well they are called QR Codes, and this session is where you can find out what they are and how you can use them in your school. This session will give you free resources that are easy and simple to use. Upon returning to your school, you will be able to setup and get your students and parents scanning codes. This is a great tool that adds a new level to your school and classroom. The session will be fun and enjoyable too!


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Heather Davis

3rd Grade Teacher, Green Local Schools
Heather has been a third grade teacher for six years. She uses innovative techniques to engage students in her classroom. Heather has been very proactive in helping other staff members advance their teaching skills and innovate their classrooms.
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Joseph Kuzior

Assistant Principal, Rittman Elementary School
JT Kuzior was a third grade teacher for the past six years. In his classroom, technology innovations were used daily. He setup Twitter, iDevices, and Smart Boards for use in his classrooms. Now he is an assistant principal in a K-5 setting, helping teacher innovate and use technology pieces in their classrooms.


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
C125

12:00pm

Creating and Maintaining the Accessible Classroom
This session focuses on the design and implementation of accessible classrooms. Best practices and recent research will be presented describing the modern accessible environment including products like the TAP•it®, iPads and tablets, IWBs, AAC devices, and web-based softwares. The current classroom model of learning taking place only within four walls is not functional for any students. The design must include access to curricular materials and activities during the individual's entire day.

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Raymond Heipp

Chair, Educational Services Commitee, SmartEd Services
Dr. Heipp is a 20+ year veteran of the classroom and administration. He began working with Special Education students in the late 1970s. Later, he developed and implemented special needs programs for schools with whom he worked. Currently, he has been meeting with and advising districts in the US and Ministries of Education internationally on the topics of Inclusion and Special Educational Needs within the classroom. He is the proud father of a... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
E161 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

Ethernet Fabrics and VDI
Today, personal computing is transforming to serve a user-centric world. This world of computing requires applications and information to be available at any time and from anywhere the user needs access. An Information Technology (IT) infrastructure that can support user-centric computing requires speed, reliability, security, and native support for an array of popular mobile devices. A common look and feel across all these devices is vital for user productivity.

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Stephen Austin

Systems Engineer, Brocade
Stephen is a LAN Systems Engineer, Voice CCIE, HP Master ASE, and Brocade Certified Ethernet Fabric Engineer (BCEFE), Brocade Certified Network Engineer (BCNE) and Professional (BCNP) among other certifications. He specializes in Ethernet Fabrics, high end data center and service provider IP products such as the MLXe among other campus based switch products along with wireless architectures. His focus is on Brocade One - a compelling unified... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
D244-245 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

Getting Boys to Read with Technology

Get boys reading with technology in your library, using resources like sports databases, nonfiction and comic book eBooks, and more. This fun session includes trend and statistical information on the reading achievement gap between boys and girls that will be useful for collection development, grant writing, and communicating with colleagues.


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Dan Verdick

VP Sales & Marketing, ABDO Digital
Dan Verdick is an author and library speaker whose had led sessions at district- and state-level meetings across the US, including the CSLA (California), FAME (Florida), Minneapolis Public Schools, Atlanta Public Schools, Dallas ISD, New York Public Schools, the AZLA, NVLA, and more. He's been featured on the NBC Today Show and in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. Dan is the Vice President of Marketing & Communications for educational... Read More →



Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
E162 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

IEP Anywhere - Special Education Module -Enhancements and Updates
Join us as we highlight new features and improvements to the fastest growing Special Education software suite in Ohio; IEP Anywhere! We will discuss how client input has contributed to the latest release. New features include Auto-Save, real-time collaboration and an enhanced reporting module, in addition to our streamlined customer support process. Potential clients are encouraged to attend as we will provide a product demonstration of our fully hosted and web-based special education software.

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Asa Angel

Support Rep, IEP Anywhere (Same Goal)
Asa Angel is a Support Representative at SameGoal, the makers of IEP Anywhere.


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
D246 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

Preparing the Flipped Network: All Users Are Not Created Equal
Learn how best practices in the flipped classroom movement, as well as other instructional movements, are changing the way CIOs have to approach delivering IT services. Topics include: flipped classrooms, CIPA Digital Citizenship mandates, 1:1 and BYOD management and network security, scalability and compliance.

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Jerry Herzog

Solutions Engineer, Enterasys
Jerry Herzog has been a Solutions Engineer with Enterasys Networks for six years, helping to implement learning environments in districts across OH, including Medina City Schools, Jackson Local, Perry Local and many others. Jerry has become a social networking engineer at the forefront of educational change, having united K20 Ohio in Isaac Social Campus.
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Jonathan Kidwell

K-12 Director, Enterasys
Jonathan Kidwell has over 16 years experience in the data communications and telecommunications industry. He has held positions as a Network Administrator for Wayland Baptist University, as Network Security Specialist and Regional Engineer for the Kentucky Department of Education, and has been with Enterasys Networks for the past 8 years.



Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
C222

12:00pm

SMART Boards, iPads and the Notebook App, Oh My!
This workshop is for the teacher wishing to devise simple solutions to integrate technology into the classroom. We will demonstrate various approaches using the SMARTBoard and iPads in the classroom. Many examples of successful lessons using both of these classroom tools will be available. These strategies can be used in every discipline and grade level.

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Joanne Riddles

Sales Accociate, SmartSolution Technologies
Joanne has been working with SMART Boards for over 10 years.


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
D240-241

12:00pm

STEM Education and TI-Nspire Technology
STEM Education and TI Technology go hand-in-hand. Come see how TI-Nspire Technology can be used to capture, analyze, and model real-world data and engage students in problem solving and critical thinking in a way that is impactful. Come learn about the importance of STEM Education, and the shared outcomes that STEM curriculum has with the Common Core State Standards and how TI-Nspire Technology can be used to address these in science and mathematics. Participants will use TI-Nspire Technology to capture, analyze, and model real-world data in a selection of hands-on activities and PHET Simulations.

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Jennifer Brewer

Educational Products Coach, Texas Instruments
Jen Brewer moved into educational technology sales and support, after 6 years teaching science, and special needs classes, and 2 years as the Curriculum Development Manager for the US Space and Rocket Center. Dallas, TX based, Jen works with Texas Instruments’ local OH consultant, Michelle Grooms, to support educators, schools and districts in identifying classroom technology needs as well as aid in the development of implementation... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
C224 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

SuccessMaker: One Year's Growth in 20 Digital Hours
Web based student application. Mobile device agnostic teacher management system.

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Joe Edinger

Superintendent, East Holmes Local School District
Superintendent East Holmes Local Schools, former Principal at TriWay Local Schools
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Maureen Martin

Pearson Digital Learning, Pearson
Pearson Digital Curriculum East Region Projects Manager, Curriculum Specialist



Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
D232

12:00pm

When ITCs Come Together Good Things Happen: The Power of Collaboration Saves Money, Time and Headaches!
Learn how 2 ITCs put their heads in the clouds together to provide for their school districts with better service, offerings and solutions. When NWOCA and TRECA collaborated on a cloud-based storage solution for their two districts, they discovered they were able to offer services they could not have offered themselves, including: File storage, Virtual servers, E-mail, Virtual desktop, Backup and DR services, Virtual Applications, Managed IP Telephony and Managed Wireless.

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Greg Ferguson

Business Solutions - State/Local Gov't & Education, NetApp
Greg Ferguson is a Business Solutions Architect for NetApp focusing in the education market place. NetApp is a leading vendor of innovative storage and data management solutions that help organizations around the world store, manage, protect, and retain their data.
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Joe Prchlik

Director of Operations & Technology, NWOCA
Joe Prchlik is the Director of Operations & Technology at The Northern Buckeye Education Council (NBEC). NWOCA is a not-for-profit Council of Governments organized under Chapter 167 of the Ohio Revised Code. The purpose of the NBEC is to provide educational entities in greater northwestern Ohio access to a variety of cooperative administrative services thereby reducing the cost of obtaining these services. Currently the NBEC manages life, dental... Read More →
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Michael Struck

Director, IT Services, Tri-Rivers Educational Computer Association-TRECA
Michael Struck is the Director of IT Services at Tri-Rivers Educational Computer Association (TRECA). TRECA is in the business of helping schools reduce their operational costs through the sharing of expertise, resources and technology. Since our founding in 1979, we have operated on the principles of understanding the challenges schools face on a daily basis and delivering quality services to overcome those barriers. With a growing consortium of... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
D233-235 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

Who's ITsavvy? We are, of course.
ITsavvy is a single source end-to-end IT provider, one of the first in the country to specialize both in expedited product delivery and advanced IT solutions. ITsavvy built its reputation as a value-added reseller offering best-in-industry support and delivery speed. Its growing technology portfolio includes Engineering Solutions, Managed Services, Cloud Solutions and Unified Communications.

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Bill Dykema

Vice President, Advanced Solutions Group, ITsavvy
Bill Dykema has been working in Information Technology for over 20 years and has seen the evolution from centralized, to de-centralized and back towards centralized IT infrastructure over those years. Working as a Systems Administrator, an IT Director and a Consultant, he’s seen IT needs from many different perspectives. For a large portion of his career he’s specialized in delivering architecture and implementation that transform IT... Read More →
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Scott Gibson

Senior Client Executive, ITSavvy
Scott has been with ITsavvy since 2011 and continues to build lasting client relationships based on his experience and, ability to build trust.


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
E172 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

Project-Based Learning with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Rock Hall Educators will discuss the conception, execution, and pedagogy of Voice Your Choice as a case-study on rock-integrated, tech-infused, project-based learning on an international scale. Voice Your Choice is an international project that invites students to create their own Inductee class. The goal is to teach students to develop the ability to make aesthetic judgments, to understand the aesthetic standards of others, and to learn to present a persuasive case about their choices

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John Goehrke

Education Coordinator, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
John Goehrke holds a B.A. in Music from Kenyon College, where he graduated cum laude in May 2005, and is currently earning his M.B.A. from Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management. He volunteered for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum as a member of the Teen Advisory Board in 1999 and interned for the education and development departments in the summers of 2003 and 2004. Between 1998-2000, John was a music... Read More →
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Stephanie Heriger

Education Programs Manager, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
Stephanie Heriger holds a B.A., magna cum laude, in Music from Dickinson College and an M.A. in Historical Musicology from the University of Michigan, where she was also a Ph.D. candidate. She has taught general humanities courses at Wayne State University and music history and appreciation classes as a graduate teaching assistant at the University of Michigan, and has presented nationally on arts-integrated teaching practice and various... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm
C110-111 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

Gamestar Mechanic in the Integrated Classroom - Teacher and Student Discussion/Demonstration
In this session, the teacher and students will discuss the benefits of game making through Gamestar Mechanic in the classroom. We will talk about how the program lends itself to the educational purposes of game making, as well as how art and classroom content were added to the games to authentically assess a student through their games. Students will display their games as well as discuss how they benefitted from Gamestar Mechanic.

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Ryan Gramlich

Integrated Technology Instructor, Pickerington Local School District
M.Ed. in Social Studies Education from The Ohio State University. Currently an Integrated Technology Instructor for the Global Integration Team in Pickerington Local School District.


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
E160 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

12:00pm

The Biggest Story Problem: Screening and Discussion
The Biggest Story Problem is an award-winning independent documentary that interweaves the story of Scott Laidlaw, teacher and creator of Ko’s Journey, an online math game; the stories of teachers taking part in a pilot project; and the state of math education in the US. Bring your lunch to join us for a screening, an inspiring look into middle-school math classrooms and the workings of the human brain, followed by a lively discussion in the session that follows.

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Martha Riecks

Director of Outreach/Director, National Conference, MidSchoolMath
Martha has spent over a decade in the nonprofit sector, developing a strong background in environmental outreach, experiential education and STEM programming for girls, in diverse roles within a range of organizations. She holds a Masters Degree in organizational management, with experience in outcomes-based program development and evaluation. Martha endeavors to leverage innovative pedagogy to transform how students, and society, comprehend math... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm
E151 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:00pm

Library of Congress 2.0 - Teaching Primary Sources in a Blended Learning Classroom

Use U.S. Library of Congress American Memory digital archives to create content-rich primary source learning activities that achieve the Common Core State Standards in a Blended Learning classroom. Access digitized photographs, maps, manuscripts and other primary source documents to create project-based learning activities that engage students, build critical thinking skills and encourage self-directed, independent learning.


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David Lackey

Educational Consultant, WVIZ/PBS Ideastream
I am a Library of Congress American Memory Fellow and thirty-year veteran high school English teacher. I am passionate about motorcycles, guitars, and playing blues harmonica.
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Linda Lackey

Educational Consultant, WVIZ/PBS Ideastream
Library of Congress American Memory Fellow and veteran high school English teacher.


Monday February 11, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
D131 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:00pm

Using Digital Images as a Writing Prompt
Writing is a critical skill that all students must develop for success in school and beyond. Stimulating the writing process can be a challenge for teachers, and it is important to discover methods that support and encourage students to write in meaningful ways. In this session, participants will learn how to use digital images to enhance writing in content areas such as math and science. Several tools will be discussed including iMovie, Pinnacle studio and YouTube.

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Diallo Sessoms

Elementary Education Director, SALISBURY UNIVERSITY
I am an assistant professor at Salisbury University and I serve as the director of elementary education. In addition to administrative duties, I am responsible for teaching technology integration courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Monday February 11, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
D130 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:00pm

Citizen Science Teacher Workshop
Citizen Science is a game about lake ecology and civic action. During this workshop, we will introduce the game to teachers and provide them with resources and opportunities to see the game broken up and put into a classroom like their own. This will be a great workshop for teachers interested in the content of the game such as lake ecology, exotic species and runoff, as well as for teachers interested in learning to work video games and curriculum.

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Wade Berger

PlaySquad Outreach Coordinator, Center for GLS
I'm an Instructional technology master's student at the university of Wisconsin. At the Center for Games+Learning+Society, I lead all types of teacher outreach, including curriculum development around our games, professional development opportunities for teachers and partnership cultivation for our research projects. I also run many play-testing sessions around our games with a variety of groups of youth. I am currently a licensed social... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
E150 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:00pm

Teaching on the Education Frontier: Creating a Successful Blended Learning Classroom
Learn from an award-winning online teacher how to successfully integrate online elements into your traditional classroom in order to increase student engagement and motivation. Specific examples of blended-learning assignments will be shared in addition to a course tour of a successful online classroom.

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Kristin Kipp

The Education Frontier
Kristin Kipp moved into online education full time, teaching high school English, after eight years in a traditional classroom. She was named Colorado’s Secondary Online Teacher of the Year for 2010 and the National Online Teacher of the Year for 2011 by iNACOL (International Association for K-12 Online Learning) and SREB (Southern Regional Education Board). She has a blog, the Education Frontier (www.educationfrontier.org) where she chronicles... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 1:00pm - 2:30pm
C114-115 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

Free! Fits Everyone's Budget: Online Study/Learning Tools to Use with Students

With the current economic times, Free seems to be the only fit for budgets. This hands on lab will focus on free online websites that can be used by students to support their learning of the Academic Core Standards. Websites to be introduced will include the areas of study skills, reading, writing and more if time permits! These websites will be easy to introduce to students in the Jr. High and High School grades.


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Caryn Timmerman

AT Consultant, State Support Team Region 6
Caryn Timmerman is a Speech Language Pathologist employed with the Mercer County ESC and the State Support Team Region 6. Caryn’s focus as an SLP has primarily been with students with Multiple Disabilities as well as students on the Autism Spectrum. Caryn’s other responsibilities include Assistive Technology Consultant in the region, as well as facilitator of the Assistive Technology Center located at the SST-6 in Wapakoneta, OH. Caryn... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
C120-122 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

4C's: Digital Literacy Empowering Collaboration, Creativity, Communication and Critical Thinking

Ross Local Schools received an LSTA grant for 124 iPads and sync carts. The purpose of the 4C's Project is to empower students to become responsible digital citizens by modeling authentic productive uses of handheld technologies. You will become familiar with the grant process, gathering data and how our district implemented the project. Tips will be given on rolling out iPads, installing apps (list of apps included), providing professional development and managing iPads with students.


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Jayne Neufarth

Media Specialist, Ross Local Schools
Jayne Neufarth has been a media specialist for nine years. Previously, she taught mathematics and gifted education for eight years. She has obtained over $300,000 in grant funding for her district's libraries and classrooms.


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
C216 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

Come Play in the Moodle Sandbox!

The “Moodle Sandbox” is a Moodle course room that demonstrates a variety of Moodle components. You can either bring a mobile device to “play along” or watch the sandbox demonstrations on the projection screen. After viewing/playing in the “sandbox” you will have more insight into what Moodle has to offer. BONUS: All attendees will receive access to a Moodle training course called “Managing Moodle,” which contains tutorials and videos that explain how to create Moodle resources and activities.


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Dot Garman

District Technology Coordinator, Marion Local Schools
As a former high school business teacher and a current school district technology coordinator, Dot is very passionate about the potential of educational technology in the learning process. She has a certificate in Instructional Design, is a Google-certified educator, and is nearing completion of a master's in Educational Technology. Dot believes that blended learning, when implemented properly, can create a paradigm shift for education by... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
C226 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

Communication, Collaboration and Creativity in the Blended Learning Classroom

Participants will leave the session equipped with blended learning tools, engaged in the discovery of collaborative and creative tasks for students, and empowered to utilize new resources in the classroom upon returning to school.


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Robin Baker

Technology Educator, Ross Local Schools
Technology Educator for Ross Local Schools with experience with online learning tools and digital video production.
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Stacy Smith

Technology Educator, Ross Local Schools
Teacher with13 years experience. Certifications in K-12 Music Education and Technology Education. Master Teacher designation earned from the State of Ohio, currently pursuing a Teacher Leader Endorsement for the State of Ohio. Currently Middle School Technology Educator in Ross Local Schools teaching students in a blended learning environment.


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
C125

1:15pm

Creating and Collaborating in the Cloud-based Classroom
Discover how to use free cloud-based technologies to create content, facilitate instructor-student and student-student collaboration, collect student work and manage data. Never use a pesky flash drive again. Because all of these technologies are cloud-based, you and your students can use any computer to work and collaborate. This is perfect for BYOD programs. No wallets will be harmed during this session because all the technologies demonstrated are free.

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Alvin Trusty

Assistant Professor, The University of Findlay
Alvin Trusty is the director of the educational technology program at The University of Findlay. Over the past two decades he has worked in every facet of educational technology. He has taught at both the high school and university levels. He has been a school district and regional administrator, and has represented the state of Ohio as a director of educational technology professional development. Alvin’s technical expertise has enabled him to... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
D233-235 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

Exploring Blended Learning with Health Classes

During this session, participants will learn how CCESC and Bethel Tate Local Schools implemented an online Health course as a blended learning class. The presentation will include information on course design, teacher training, student orientation and results of students' pre and post surveys. Particpants will develop a checklist and questions during the presentation that they can use to implement online courses as blended classes.


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Cathy Macdonald

Technology Supervisor, CCESC
Cathy has 29 years of experience in education; the last 24 years have had a focus on instructional technololgy. Cathy designs and develops online courses and provides portal and blended learning teacher training for CCESC and Clermont County Schools as part of her role as Technololgy Supervisor at CCESC.
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Kim McGuire

Curriculum Director, Bethel-Tate Schools


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
D232

1:15pm

Immune Attack 2.0: Evaluating Learning with an Adventure Game in the Molecular World
Immune Attack is an immersive video game designed as an introduction to classroom instruction. An understanding of the atomic nature of the world, behavior of molecules, proteins and cells is key to understanding the natural sciences. However, these concepts are neglected in schools and in informal science education for the public. Concepts such as nanoscale, protein ineractions and organelle function can be appropriately presented in the context of a game. We present our data.

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Melanie Stegman

Director, Federation of American Scientists
Melanie A. Stegman, Ph.D., is the director of the Learning Technologies Program at the Federation of American Scientists. The program focuses on the innovative use of technology to present molecular science to students and the public. Convinced that cellular biology is the greatest fantasy world and biochemistry is an inherently fun puzzle, Stegman is making games to teach the average human how cells work. Current projects include 1) evaluating... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
E151 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

iPads: Staff Development, Classroom and Media Center

Can tablet devices enhance learning, reading and professional development? This session will trace the first 3 years of the integration of iPads into a career technical classroom and Media Center/School Library setting. Presenters will discuss the iPad Teacher Pilot Project at Polaris Career Center and the teacher-driven professional development program. Specific resources, including a list of apps, hardware and accessories for a successful implementation of iPads will also be shared.


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Ron Goodwin

Teaching Professions Instructor, Polaris Career Center
Ron Goodwin is currently a Satellite Teaching Professions instructor at Polaris Career Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. He has been in the field of education for 23 years, teaching adults and high school students in the areas of English, mathematics and technology. He also served as a Technology Integration Specialist for eight years. Ron holds a Bachelor's Degree in English from the The University of Akron and a Master's Degree in Educational... Read More →
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Sarah Lynix

Media Specialist, Polaris Career Center
Sarah Lynix has been in the field of education for 10 years with positions in Special Education, Job Training, and Media Services. She graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College with a Bachelor's Degree in Education and from Kent State University with a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. She is currently the Media Specialist at Polaris Career Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Recently, the Media Center has gone entirely electronic... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
E172 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

Middle School Tech Club: Video Announcements that ROCK!
Learn how to set up a Tech Club that equips, empowers and engages students to become technology leaders in their school. Take students from several grade levels and varying technology skill levels and transform them into cohesive group to learn new tech tools and use Movie Maker and Green Screen technology to produce school announcements that rock!

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Karen Reiber

Media/Technology Specialist, Wyoming Middle School
Currently: Media/Technology Specialist for Grades 5-8 at Wyoming Middle School in Cincinnati, Ohio--3 years. Ten years additional experience at Nagel Middle School--Cincinnati, Ohio. Education: Masters in Instructional Technology with Media Endorsement Active R.N. License--taught nursing in secondary institutions for 12 years. Presenter: eTech Ohio--2012, I.U.P.U June 2012. Experienced educator with broad experience in integrating technology... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
D230-231

1:15pm

Screencasting for the Elementary Classroom
This session is an introduction to screencasting and how to use it effectively in an elementary school classroom. There will be a brief overview of what screencasting involves, how it is used in an educational setting, and why it is beneficial in an elementary classroom. The advantages of creating screencasts for students, parents, substitute teachers and colleagues will be examined. Participants will be exposed to several screencasting resources and products, including free resources.

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Chelsey Eminger

First Grade Teacher, Mentor Public Schools
Chelsey is a fourth year first grade teacher with a love for educational technology.
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Jeremy Shorr

Educational Technologist/Supervisor of Instruction, Mentor Public Schools
Jeremy is the Educational Technologist/Supervisor of Instruction at Mentor Public Schools.


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
C224 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

Transform Your Blended Classroom with Resources for the Common Core
Add the rigor demanded by the Common Core in your blended classes. Discover INFOhio tools to use to differentiate online assignments with relevant content. Explore resources that engage students while adding the inquiry demanded by the Common Core. Learn how to enrich the online environment with high-quality embedded videos, posters, RSS feeds of articles, widgets, and articles differentiated by reading levels. Get ideas on using these resources to promote problem solving and creative thinking.

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Melissa Higgs-Horwell

eLearning Specialist, INFOhio
Melissa Higgs-Horwell is currently working as an eLearning Specialist for INFOhio. She was a former school librarian at Pickaway-Ross Career Center in Chillicothe for 24 years and also served as Technology Coordinator for the last 5 of those years. She recently retired with 35 years in education after serving 8 years as Distance Learning Coordinator at the SCOCA ITC where she coordinated a Blackboard consortium and video conferencing for Southern... Read More →
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Jennifer Schwelik

eLearning Specialist, INFOhio
Jennifer Schwelik has over 35 years of experience in education. She was the Librarian of Beachwood High School where she also served as Education Technology/Library Services Chair. She served as the Librarian for Bay Village High School and as an English and Social Studies teacher for both Lorain County JVS and Polaris JVS. Most recently she assisted WVIZ/PBS ideastream as the PreK-12 Professional Development Manager. Currently she is the INFOhio... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
D242-243 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

Video & Broadcast Teachers Guide for Better Resources
Anyone teaching Video Productions and Broadcast knows that you are on your own to figure this thing out. What if you had the resources to bring experts into the classroom to teach for you? Have students learn independently from video-based lessons that will take them to the next level. Veteran teacher, producer, editor and cinematographer Tom Wilson will share this technique and the resources his team uses to teach in an often times "flipped" environment at Hoover High School in North Canton.

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Benjamin Draher

Video Production Instructor, Hoover High School
Video Production instructor at Hoover High School. Freelance film and video editor, animator, and cinematographer. Received Bachelor of Science in Communication from
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Jennifer Manion

Teacher, North Canton City Schools
A teacher at North Canton City Schools, Jen has taught everything from English to Public Speaking to Broadcast Journalism. After ten years, she is ready to share the ins and outs of putting together student-created news stories to share at your school
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Tom Wilson

Coordinator of District Television, North Canton City Schools
Tom Wilson is a Hoover High School Video Productions Teacher, and Coordinator of District Television who has over 20 years experience in producing, directing, editing, and filming. In recent years, Tom has lent his talents to several independent films and documentaries. Wilson brings aspects of each professional experience to the classroom, where he has instructed for 16 years. Wilson’s program has received two regional Emmy Nominations for... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
C225 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

21st Century Classroom Design

Teaching, learning and technology are changing...is your classroom space keeping up? Our session will explore trends/issues faced by today’s educators, explore results from our case study involving actual classroom trials and view an animation of the LearnLab. Don’t miss this opportunity to understand how your physical classroom space, technology and furniture can be utilized to promote active learning. Your students will thank you for coming!


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Steve Slifka

Partner Manager: A&D at Steelcase, Steelcase
Steve Slifka is the national Architect & Design Manager for Steelcase Education Solutions. SES brings learning to life by engaging today’s teachers and students with simple, sustainable, evolving solutions—transforming education into inspired teaching and learning experiences. He has been employed by Steelcase since February of 2000. Steve is a graduate of Youngstown State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
D246 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

Common Core Made Easy for Your WhiteBoard, Student Response Systems and Hand Held Device
Learn how to make your Common Core questions look fantastic on your Interactive WhiteBoard, Student Response System and Hand-Held Devices. Access 4 will give the tools and the content to quickly and easily take any Common Core question and make them magically and aesthetically perfect each and every time on your Smart board, Mimio board, Promethean board, TurningPoint, SRS or Hand Held Device.

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Neil Lybarger

Educational Consultant, Assessment Technologies
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Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
E170 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

eInstruction's Insight 360 Formative Instruction System
With the number of challenges schools are facing as they work to prepare for the new Common Core Standards and Digital Assessment requirements, it is critical teachers are armed with needed technology in the classroom to make student progress a reality. Regardless of where you are in the technology continuum, this all-in-one system allows you to use whatever technology you have in your classroom environment - iPads, BYOD, or clickers and turn instruction into an engaging experience.

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Tony Braun

Central Regional Director, eInstruction
Tony Braun is the Central Regional Director for eInstruction, a leading education technology company dedicated to providing interactive teaching, learning, and assessment technology and services that help educators drive academic progress every day. Mr. Braun has spent 18 years working within the K12 education market to help implement technology solutions designed to improve the teaching and learning process. Mr. Braun has developed expertise... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
E171 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

Evolving the Classroom: Implementing BYOD Technology
TAs student usage of mobile devices (such as smart phones, tablets, and PCs) proliferates on campuses and within school systems nationwide, the wireless network has become a mission critical platform for next generation education and learning. In addition new wireless standards like 11ac, 11ad, 11af, 11ah. This session will discuss a number of different strategies for dealing with the proliferation of wireless devices as well as the benefits of BYOD policies in the classroom.

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Dave Mexicotte

Product Sales Specialist, CISCO
Dave Mexicotte is a wireless mobility specialist for Cisco Systems, a Merit Community Supporter organization. He has been a leading specialist with Cisco for 12 years and a voice in the IT industry for 25 years. Prior to joining Cisco, Mexicotte worked in Hewlett Packard's server and PC business unit. He has spoken across the United States on many networking and computing topics. Mexicotte attended both Eastern Michigan University and the... Read More →
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Tyson Scott

Consulting Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems
Tyson Scott is a security specialist for Cisco Systems, a Merit Community Supporter organization. He has been a leading engineer in the IT industry for a decade. Prior to joining Cisco, Tyson Scott worked for IPexpert as a technical instructor for the CCIE certification program for the Routing & Switching, Security, and Service Provider tracks. He has trained engineers from all over the world, and was highly sought after for his technical... Read More →



Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
E162 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

Facilities Management Made Simple!: Learn how to Optimize the Operations of Your District
This workshop will teach you how to effectively manage your District's buildings with the FMX software. We will specifically cover scheduling of rooms and resource, responding to IT and maintenance requests and implementing an effective preventive maintenance plan.

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Brian Gregory

Principal-Co Founder, Facilities Management Express, LLC
Brian is a Principal owner and co-founder of Facilities Management Express. He has a bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University.
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Matt Kuehne

Technology Coordinator, Clay Local School District
Matt Kuehne has been the technology coordinator at Clay Local Schools, Portsmouth, OH since 2002. He has twelve years experience in educational technology, and holds a bachelor's degree from Marshall University. He has previously presented at eTech Conferences and Summer Summit.



Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
D240-241

1:15pm

Flocabulary: Hip-Hop in the Classroom
This interactive session explores the idea of using hip-hop as a learning tool, with a particular focus on student engagement, vocabulary and reading and writing across the curriculum. After a discussion of key concepts and research, participants will see a demonstration of Flocabulary’s instructional strategy and then have an opportunity to apply what they’ve learned in a fun writing and performance activity.

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Vlad Gutkovich

K-12 Partnerships, Flocabulary, LLC
Vlad Gutkovich joined Flocabulary in 2008, bringing with him a wide range of experience in teaching, music and business. After graduating from Wesleyan University with High Honors, Vlad freelanced as a music specialist and curriculum designer for organizations throughout New York City. He now crisscrosses the country, spreading the word about Flocabulary wherever he goes.


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
D244-245 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

Introducing ilearnOhio: Your Source for Online Learning
ilearnOhio is the state’s comprehensive elearning platform for P-20 education. It brings together a web-based clearinghouse of high-quality digital resources and online courses with a learning management system. In this session, participants will learn about key aspects of the platform, preview system features and functionalities and find out how to use the system to support their e-learning initiatives.

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Nicole Luthy

Director, Ohio Resource Center
Nicole Carter Luthy is Director of the Ohio Resource Center at The Ohio State University. During her career in education—which began as a classroom teacher—Nicole has led numerous state projects and worked extensively in e-learning, curriculum, and professional development.



Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
C123-124

1:15pm

Lose The Paper And The Typos!: Take Your Registration and Enrollment Process Online (even with DASL)
Come see how infosnap has helped hundreds of school districts accomplish the transition from paper-based enrollment/registration to a paperless online solution. infosnap creates and hosts a custom solution for you including all your forms related to new and returning students, PTA/PTO, fee processing, Free and Reduced Meals, etc. Scanning of birth certificates, proof of residency forms and other related documents is also included. John Nickell from North Royalton co-present.

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Dave Lowman

Regional Director, Public Schools, Infosnap
Dave Lowman is the Regional Director, Public Schools for infosnap, inc.
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John Nickell

Technology Director, North Royalton City Schools
John Nickell is the Technology Director at North Royalton City Schools. He and his staff support a district of 4,700+ students.


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
E160 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

Reading for Meaning - Fluently With Read Live, A Web-Based Fluency Building Program
Attend this session to learn about Read Naturally's Web-Based Version, Read Live, a program for struggling readers from 1st grade to adults. Ratioanale, process and cost will be highlighted during the presentation.

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Joe Cline

Consultant, Read Naturally, INC
Joe Cline has been an educator of elementary children for 34 years, a Title I teacher, a Four Block instructor, a Reading First grant participant, a Building Literacy Coach, a national presenter/trainer and consultant in the areas of reading, writing, RTI, Socratic Dialogue and thinking skills.


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
C223

1:15pm

Teaching Simple Machines and Force and Motion using LEGO
Even the least science-oriented teacher will feel confident learning how to teach simple machines, force and motion and a little energy using that wonderful manipulative-LEGO while addressing content standards in math, science and technology and promoting scientific inquiry and problem solving.

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Ivery Toussant

Educational Consultant, LEGO Education
Education University of Detroit, B.A. Mathematics, M.A. Economics. Michigan Teacher Certification(Secondary) Wayne State University, Ed.S Certification LEGO Education-Selling LEGO Education solutions to educational institutions, hosting teacher training and conference exhibiting. Wayne County RESA-Teach Math Coach-Part-Time-Review and analyze student standardized math test scores, review teacher lesson plans, and assist teachers in creating and... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
E161 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

Thinkgate® Elements® Instructional Improvement System Demonstration

Thinkgate® Elements® Instructional Improvement Solution (IIS) demonstration. Thinkgate® has designed the Elements® IIS interface and platform with a teacher-focus in mind. Our mission is to make Elements® so intuitive and easy to use, and the information for the classroom so robust and simple to compile – that teachers regard it as an invaluable classroom management tool. As a result, administrators deliver a system to the teachers that they want to use, not one that they have to use.


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Pam Rhea

Vice President, Solution Services, Thinkgate
Pam Rhea leads a services team whose main responsibilities surround the initial and ongoing care of all Thinkgate clients. This group exists to provide the following support: implementation and project management, client support, technical support, sales support, client partnerships, product training and documentation, and professional development. She has served to provide expertise in product training, conference support, best practices and... Read More →



Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
C222

1:15pm

Speaking Up and Keeping Pace – The Real Scope on Digital Learning in Ohio
Who is learning online? What mobile devices are being used in school? Are teachers flipping their classrooms? What social media tools do parents use? Who is implementing e-textbooks? Where is blended learning happening? What is the real state of digital learning in Ohio schools today? For today’s education leaders, understanding what is real and what is ed tech fad is harder than ever. In this session, Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow’s CEO, will share how Ohio Speak Up 2012 findings from over 53,000 K-12 students, teachers, administrators and parents compare to the national results, and Amy Murin, a researcher with the Evergreen Education Group, will discuss the implications of the Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning 2012 report on Ohio’s schools and districts.

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Julie Evans

CEO, Project Tomorrow
Julie Evans is the CEO of Project Tomorrow (www.tomorrow.org), one of the nation's leading education nonprofit organizations. Project Tomorrow (formally known as NetDay) is dedicated to empowering K-12 students, teachers and parents to have a larger voice in improving education and learning. Ms. Evans has been CEO of this organization since 1999. She developed the Speak Up National Research Project in 2003 and has served as the chief researcher... Read More →
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Amy Murin

Senior Researcher, Evergreen Education Group
Amy Murin brings 20 years of education, nonprofit management and technology experience to the Colorado-based Evergreen Education Group. She is the Senior Researcher for the annual report Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning and works with school districts and other agencies to help them start and grow online and blended programs. Amy also has an extensive background in nonprofit management, fundraising and research / writing, most... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
C210-212 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

Using Distance Learning to Maximize Course instruction
This IVDL session showcases daily course instruction through the use of video conferencing. This will be an actual instructional class.

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Michele Carlisle

Director of Distance Education, East Central Ohio Educational Service Center/LACA
Michele is the Director of Distance Education at East Central Ohio Educational Service Center. She also serves as Video Support Staff at Licking Area Computer Association. This is a role held by Michele for the past 10 years. In this capacity, several CMS servers are maintained on behalf of served districts as well as a full selection of video support and course offerings for our member schools. Michele and her represented agencies are also... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
C110-111 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

A Blended Learning Journey

Come hear a lively panel discussion featuring three dynamic high school teachers who tackled the blended learning challenge this past year, moderated by Stacy Hawthorne, Technology Integration Coordinator for the Medina City Schools. As recipients of an eTech Blended Learning grant we were able to fully develop and deploy a successful blended learning program at Medina High School. Participants will leave inspired knowing that blended learning is achievable and worthwhile in Ohio public schools.


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Shannon Conley

Teacher, Medina High School
Mrs. Conley is in her first year of teaching in a blended space. She has worked with the Cleveland Historical Society to develop the student created iOS app, Discover Medina Historical. She is well-versed on providing appropriate challenge to students and has learned how to challenge herself by teaching in a blended environment this past year.
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Christina Hamman

Teacher, Medina High School
• Christina Hamman is in her 10th year of teaching, all 10 years at MHS. This year she is teaching Geometry (8th year) and AP Calculus (5th year). She graduated from Ashland University with a BS in Mathematics and obtained her secondary teaching license. She is currently working on her MS in Applied Mathematics at Cleveland State University. She is a believer in learning through discovery and inquiry. She expects her students to always be... Read More →
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Stacy Hawthorne

Technology Integration Coordinator, Medina City School District
Stacy Hawthorne earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia, her teaching license from Ashland University, her gifted endorsement from the University of Cincinnati, and is currently working on her Master of Education in Administration from Ashland University. She has worked in parochial and public schools, as a mathematics and computer education teacher, gifted intervention specialist and is currently the... Read More →
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Stephani Itibrout

Teacher, Medina High School
• Stephani Itibrout is in her sixteenth year of teaching at Medina High School. This year she teaches Sophomore Language Arts and Advanced Placement Literature and Composition. She has a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Secondary Education with a dual certification in English and French. Her Master’s Degree subject was “Teaching Shakespeare to High School Students.” Her post-degree classes currently focus on the best practices for... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
C220-221

1:15pm

Blended Teaching & Learning: Triumphs, Tribulations and Testimonials
Join us as we discuss our experiences transitioning a face-to-face course to a blended model. We share pedagogy and practical strategies for teaching and learning online, our individual stories about the challenges of redesigning content, activities and assessments for an online teaching and learning environment. We include strategies and activities we used to support and facilitate interactions. Join us as we share our triumphs, tribulations and testimonials.

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Darren Falk

Teacher, New Albany-Plain Local Schools
Darren Falk is the Director of Bands at New Albany High School and serves as the District Performing Arts Center Coordinator. He has been on faculty in the New Albany music program since 1998. Mr. Falk earned his Bachelors of Music Education degree from The Ohio State University in 1998 and his Masters of Music Education degree from the VanderCook College of Music in 2004. In 2007, he became the founder and musical director of the New Albany... Read More →
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Kirk Hilbrands

Teacher, New Albany-Plain Local Schools
Kirk Hilbrands has been teaching high school social studies in New Albany for 13 years. He has taught Humanities; European History; Government, Politics, and Economics; and AP European History and U.S. Government. Kirk has also served on several district and building-wide committees. He is a two-time recipient of the National Honor Society Faculty Recognition Award. Prior to teaching, Kirk was General Counselor for a local shoe retailer.
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Greg Morris

Teacher, New Albany-Plain Local Schools
Greg Morris has taught for 16 years in New Albany High School. He currently teaches physics, AP Physics and Chemistry at New Albany High School. Prior to teaching, Greg worked as a chemist and data analyst for the School Study Council of Ohio. He also taught statistics and environmental science for Ohio Dominican University. Mr. Morris holds a Masters in Educational Research and Measurement and a Masters in Math, Science, and Technology... Read More →
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Ann Trotter

Teacher, New Albany-Plain Local Schools
Ann Trotter is in her 6th year of teaching at New Albany High School. She currently teaches AP English-Language and Composition and CP English-American Literature. Prior to becoming a high school teacher, Ann had her own travel business and also worked in real estate. She earned her Masters degree at Ohio Dominican University.


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 2:00pm
C213-215 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

1:15pm

“Hands-on” Lab for Using ArcGIS in the Classroom

“Hand-on” Lab for Using ArcGIS in the Classroom

 

This is a 3 hour workshop to compliment the presentation: Using ArcGIS to Bring the World to Classroom Instruction. Geospatial technology is a powerful tool for exploring and analyzing spatial data - any piece of information that has a geographic position. ArcGIS (ESRI) is the premier geospatial software and is available to classroom teachers, with the goal of incorporating spatial data across the disciplines. Participants in this workshop will use ArcGIS.com in classroom instruction across a variety of disciplines, engaging learners in a visual, spatial, and imaginative way. Limited to 24 attendees. 

Register for this workshop by contacting Tracy Taylor at tracy.taylor@etech.ohio.gov.

 


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Erika Klose

Teacher and GIS Manager, WVDE
Erika Klose is a geologist turned science teacher in Winfield, WV. She manages the K-12 Statewide License for the ArcGIS (ESRI) software for the state of West Virginia. She regularly trains classroom teachers in the various methods of incorporating GIS into core content classroom instruction.


Monday February 11, 2013 1:15pm - 4:15pm
C112-113 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

Evernote for Educators
Learn about a versatile web based application, Evernote, an easy to use application tool for all educational professionals. Learn how to set up digital portfolios that you can access from multiple devices including your smart phone, tablet and/or computer to record progress and data and share with students and parents.

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Patty Gerrior

Speech-Language Pathologist, Greene County ESC
Patty Gerrior is a speech-language pathologist with a passion for communication and assistive technology. She has over 25 years of experience in working with students, teachers, parents and technology. Patty has presented at state and regional conferences on assistive technology and provides training on assistive technology upon request. She currently works in the Greene county public schools and private practice.


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
C120-122 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

'Just Ask Us': Using PBL to Transform a Community
From the developer of the workshop, “Shut Up & Teach”, comes an inspiring story about PBL. In Alg 2, 2011-2012, quarters one to three, Nevin used and reflected on online tech tools. During qtr 4, with the fear of student boredom setting back in, Nevin was encouraged to do PBL. The project created was one that involved creative students, support from staff and community residents, and encouragement from the Mayor. Come hear the story and share about true student engagement using PBL and Technology.

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Nevin Jenkins

Mr., Warrensville Heights City Schools
Math teacher: Warrensville Heights HS since 1997. Technology instructional coach: 2010-2011. Math teacher and instructional coach: 2011-2012. District Technology Integration Specialist: 2012- Current Teaching methodology: Stop lecturing. Target instruction to the learner based on their needs. And then challenge them to go beyond their perceived mental limitations. Coaching methodology: Helping teachers transition their paradigms of how they... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
C125

2:30pm

Blended Learning Experiences Across Ohio
Learn how school districts have begun working together with a common goal of implementing blended learning in their districts. Listen and interact with districts across the state of Ohio, including one that has been granted the eTech Blended Learning Grant for 2012. Learn how any district can benefit from a shared services model to make blended learning a reality. Attendees will walk away with examples of how to implement the four models of blended learning.

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William Fritz

Director of Technology, Sycamore Community Schools
As a founding member of Learn21, Bill provided the vision to make Learn21 a solution for all children. His twenty years’ experience in business and educational technology provides the leadership and vision to develop solutions that drive collaboration and innovation. Bill is frequently tapped as a product advisory member for technology leadership teams. He has received the NSBA Technology Leadership “20 to Watch” award.
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Stacy Hawthorne

Technology Integration Coordinator, Medina City School District
Stacy Hawthorne earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia, her teaching license from Ashland University, her gifted endorsement from the University of Cincinnati, and is currently working on her Master of Education in Administration from Ashland University. She has worked in parochial and public schools, as a mathematics and computer education teacher, gifted intervention specialist and is currently the... Read More →
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Danielle Tymitz

Client Representative, Learn21
As client representative, Danielle’s responsibilities include designing and delivering training, setting up pilot programs and sharing best practices in blended and online learning. She joined the Learn21 team in 2011 with 10 years of classroom teaching experience. She has a passion for educational technology and recently completed a master’s program in Educational Technology.


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
C226 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

Finding and Creating Digital Content for Learning
Join us to find out how easily you can access digital content for free using iTunes U, and the iTunes U app on the iPad. Also, we will look at how you can create wonderful digital content for your students who have an iPad.

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Joanna Montgomery

Development Executive, Apple Inc
Joanna has been with Apple for 12 years. Prior to joining Apple, she was a secondary English language arts teacher and also worked as a education curriculum consultant for an Education Service Agency serving 22 school districts in Nebraska. Joanna currently lives in the Detroit, Michigan area.


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
E162 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

Flip Out over the Flipped Classroom
Many educators are experimenting with "flipping" their classroom. In this session you will learn the benefits of "flipping", how to begin "flipping", as well as how to leverage the internet to deliver instruction digitally. In the busy world we live in "flipping" offers a productive, efficient strategy to benefit your students. Join us we "flip" out!

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Shane Spicer

Educational Technology Consultant, ITSCO
Shane Spicer is an Educational Consultant for ITSCO (Instructional Technology Services of Central Ohio). Shane has five years of teaching experience in grades 3 through 6. More recently he worked for McGraw-Hill Education where he helped create print and digital math content. Shane has a B.S. in Communication Science Disorders and Elementary Education from The University of Cincinnati.


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
C222

2:30pm

From Moodle to Edmodo to the VirtualClassroom - Our Journey
Which learning management system is a good fit for you and your students? In this session we’ll explain our efforts beginning with Moodle, not the main focus, move on to Edmodo, and then on to the VirtualClassroom, VC. The primary focus will be on Edmodo and include an introduction and overview of VC, depending on our progress. The session will conclude with a discussion about where we go from here.

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Jennifer Panepucci

Teacher, Buckeye Local School District
Jennifer Panepucci is a 7 – 8 grade Science teacher at Buckeye Local Junior High in Rayland, Ohio. She has used technology in a variety of ways in the classroom. Jennifer holds a Masters Degree in Educational Technology and continues to advance her professional status.
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Kathy Yocum

Teacher, Buckeye Local School District
Kathy Yocum is currently teaching 7th ad 8th grade computer at Buckeye Local Junior High in Rayland, Ohio. She also serves as an integration specialist for the District, supporting technology use in the classroom. She is Co-Technology Coordinator and leads the team in the writing of the District Technology Plans. For the past three years Kathy served as the Technology Coach for the Junior High and High School in the implementation of two... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
D244-245 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

How to Use Camtasia to Create Video Lectures for an Online/Hybrid Learning Environment

This session will cover all the steps, software and hardware needed to create short to long video lectures, discuss and showcase output modalities like the iPad, Vimeo, Youtube, MP3 players, etc. It will also show how to share and embed the video links in Facebook and Blackboard.


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Gene Strickland

Assistant Professor/Digtal Photography Coordinator, Columbus State Community College
I lead and teach the curriculum/content of the the photography program which is focused on the business/digital side of photography to better prepare students to enter the workforce with industry-aligned skill sets. I specialize in teaching Digital Photography and Photoshop for today’s photography students living in our new e-Economy based around IP-enabled hand-held devices, high speed networks, next generation Internet applications and social... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
C223

2:30pm

Improving Student Research through Collaboration and Online Assessment

Upper Arlington High School school librarians have planned collaboratively with teachers to provide more meaningful research projects for their students, especially in the 9th grade. Using TRAILS (Tool for Real-time Assessment of Information Literacy Skills) to assess students’ research skills, the school librarians designed instruction that includes developing a strategy for the research process and using the Go! INFOhio tools to have students help themselves through the research process.


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Laura Piazza

Director of Learning Center/Media Specialist, Upper Arlington High School
Laura Piazza is a 23 year veteran school librarian and currently the Director of the UAHS Learning Center. She serves on the board of the Ohio Educational School Library Media Association (OELMA) and has been reading young adult literature for fun since before she knew she wanted to be a school librarian.


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
D242-243 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

Mainstream Ebook Readers and Accessibility SESSION HAS CANCELLED

THIS SESSION HAS CANCELLED

Ebooks are moving rapidly into the education space, but learners with disabilities only benefit from some ebook readers, while some of the best known and most popular present major access hurdles for our learners with disabilities. In what ways do learners with disabilities benefit from ebook readers? What sorts of "accommodations" do they offer? What formats, devices and players available in mainstream technology provide optimal experiences for people with disabilities?


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Ken Petri

Program Director, The Ohio State University Web Accessibility Center
Ken has been the director of OSU's Web Accessibility Center since 2005. He provides education and expertise to OSU on a wide variety of issues related to information technology accessibility.


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
C216 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

Minecraft Mania!
Are you interested in harnessing the power of creativity, problem-solving, curiosity and building from your students? Try Minecraft. Appearances are deceiving. This "sandbox" game may seem rather simplistic with its assortment of building blocks. However, Minecraft is an open-ended game that allows exploration and crafting. Learn how to build an engaging learning environment that is infused with innovation, collaboration and complexity. Create a space where learners are teachers too.

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Michelle King

Educator, Environmental Charter Schools
Life-long learner and instigator My mission is to create interactive and engaging learning experiences for students by bringing play back.


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
E151 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

Return to Sender - Why Public Education Must Include Options

Technology creates efficiency. We have an opportunity to do something that hasn’t been accomplished in centuries. Our public education system, and our public education system alone, will determine the future of America. In this session, we will discuss the reasons schools need to charge, look at the barriers to systemic change and talk about the requisite skills required to lead in such turbulent times.


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John Marschhausen

Superintendent/CEO, Loveland City School District
John C. Marschhausen, Ph.D. has served as the Superintendent of the Loveland City School District since August 1, 2010. Prior to his arrival in Loveland, Dr. Marschhausen was Superintendent of East Knox Local School District in Howard, Ohio for five years. His earlier years in education were spent as a Principal, Assistant Principal, Athletic Director, Social Studies Teacher, and Coach. Marschhausen has his BA in History/Political Science from... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
C216 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

Rockets in Their Pockets: Launching Learning Potential
Come download free resources and replicable activities for your BYOT classrooms! Harness Marzano’s No. 1 strategy as you match product ingredients to the photos on their labels. Learn to BrainTrain™ – decide which pic (freight car) to add next to your series of images (train). Apply color theory to pairs of images and determine which pic makes you salivate more. Laugh as you view real-world projects for STEM subjects. Enter to win jaw-dropping presentation tools, including an Epson projector!

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Lynell Burmark

consultant, Thornburg Center
Winner of Stanford University’s prestigious Walter Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching, Dr. Lynell Burmark is passionate about education and the potential for learners in her presentations and yours. Lynell’s extensive teaching experience spans kindergarten through graduate school; her visually enhanced presentations range from small-group seminars to webinars, keynotes and videoconferences for thousands of people across the globe. (U.S... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
D230-231

2:30pm

STEM and Common Core: What do They Have in Common?
The Akron Public Middle Schools’ National Inventors Hall of Fame® School Center for STEM Learning design principles created learning environments that support STEM, Common Core and the Entrepreneurial Mindset. Learn about the design principles and how they were implemented. These authentic learning environments engage students in rigorous content while using creative problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration.

Speakers
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Maryann Wolowiec

President, IEL Educational Consulting
Maryann Wolowiec, President of IEL Educational Consulting L.L.C works with community partners to create and strengthen student learning opportunities. She is recognized for her leadership in developing schools focused on students attaining 21st century skills, such as, creativity, inventive thinking, critical thinking and problem solving, through science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In 2007 Wolowiec began creating and... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
D232

2:30pm

Video Production Assignments Without Producing Video
Whether you're a new video production teacher with a small budget or a seasoned veteran teacher who doesn't have the equipment, this session will focus on developing assignments and assessments for students in the class without using expensive equipment and gear. The session will provide ideas and examples of assignments as well as accessing free resources for video production teachers and classes.

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Benjamin Draher

Video Production Instructor, Hoover High School
Video Production instructor at Hoover High School. Freelance film and video editor, animator, and cinematographer. Received Bachelor of Science in Communication from
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Tom Wilson

Coordinator of District Television, North Canton City Schools
Tom Wilson is a Hoover High School Video Productions Teacher, and Coordinator of District Television who has over 20 years experience in producing, directing, editing, and filming. In recent years, Tom has lent his talents to several independent films and documentaries. Wilson brings aspects of each professional experience to the classroom, where he has instructed for 16 years. Wilson’s program has received two regional Emmy Nominations for... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
C225 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

Virtual Discovery Center (VDC) - Distance Learning Through an Avatar's Eyes
This session presents a virtual world called Virtual Discovery Center (VDC) that has been used successfully to conduct both distance research for undergraduate students and distance learning for high school (and middle school) students using the Open Sim virtual reality technology. Attendees will learn the specifics of how the Open Sim virtual reality technology was successfully applied and gain insights into its application for their specific research and virtual / distance learning needs.

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Robert Williams

Research Director, Discovery Lab, United States Air Force Research Laboratory
Dr. Rob Williams is with the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the research director of its AFRL Discovery Lab and the 100-student year-round student internship program called Year-at-the-Edge (YATE). The Discovery Lab and its research internship program has the mission of "...accelerating today's technology innovations while growing tomorrow's technology leaders...". It does this through a research and STEM internship... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
C224 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

“Show me What you Know”: How Games-Based Thinking Shaped my Classroom
In this session you get an insider’s perspective from an educator, a gamer, and a mild technology skeptic who used a games-based learning model for ten years before applying the same design strategies to school-wide redesigns of special education programs, language learning programs and currently the Gaming Matter Labs research agenda at Ohio University. This session illustrates that anyone can reshape their classroom if they keep learning, listening and loving authenticity in learning.

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Seann Dikkers

Assistant Professor, Ohio University
Dikkers is an assistant professor in Educational studies at Ohio University. His fields of scholarship include curriculum and instruction, educational technologies, and educational leadership. Previously he served in the public schools as a teacher and principal for fourteen years. As the founder and director of GamingMatter Labs, Dikkers is investigating new media integration strategies for educational leadership, teaching, and learning. His... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
E150 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

Wireless Classroom: How to Maintain Performance with Increasing Wireless Density and Diversity
A recent analyst report predicts 80% of new Wi-Fi installs will be obsolete within 3 years. Educational institutions are leading the online learning revolution and it is critical that administrators design their networks for success not failure. With millions of iPads and smartphones being activated daily and in the hands of your students, you must be able to address both the growing number of devices as well as how to manage access to classroom learning applications.

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Perry Correll

Principal Technologist, Xirrus
Perry Correll is the Director of Product Marketing at Xirrus and is involved in advancing Wi-Fi technology to displace wired solutions. Correll has an extensive networking background that ranges from original Ethernet Thicknet technology, through the switching revolution. Some of Correll's previous roles include technologist and management roles at Cabletron, Xylan, and Alcatel.


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
E161 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

Adaptive Diagnostic and Differentiated Instruction Based on Common Core
Participants will explore a cutting edge online, adaptive assessment: the i-Ready Diagnostic. This K-8 tool is built on the foundation of the Common Core State Standards and assesses students to sub-skill levels in Math and Reading. We will also take a look at the differentiated instructional program that is linked to the i-Ready Diagnostic.

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Sue Ritchie

Senior Educational Consultant, Curriculum Assoicates
Curriculum Associates' National Consultant, Sue Ritchie, has been a teacher for over 20 years in Elementary, Early Intervention, Continuing Ed and Graduate School. Most recently, Sue has been traveling across the US to train teachers and administrators on using data to drive instruction with web-based tools.


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
D240-241

2:30pm

Blended Learning: Online Testing Essentials
Participants will learn how to leverage technology to produce elements needed for mastery learning, such as pre-tests, auto-graded homework and practice tests, using online learning portals. The session will demonstrate how to create and use many different types of technology-enhanced questions that will be used in the upcoming online assessments. And, participants will learn about the use of pre-tests and auto-graded features within portal to effectively differentiate their instruction.

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Ryan Macdonald

Instructional Designer, MMCID
Presenter is a technology consultant, blended learning trainer, instructional designer, and author of nine interactive books about online learning.


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
E160 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

eInstruction's Insight 360 Formative Instruction System
With the number of challenges schools are facing as they work to prepare for the new Common Core Standards and Digital Assessment requirements, it is critical teachers are armed with needed technology in the classroom to make student progress a reality. Regardless of where you are in the technology continuum, this all-in-one system allows you to use whatever technology you have in your classroom environment - iPads, BYOD, or clickers and turn instruction into an engaging experience.

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Tony Braun

Central Regional Director, eInstruction
Tony Braun is the Central Regional Director for eInstruction, a leading education technology company dedicated to providing interactive teaching, learning, and assessment technology and services that help educators drive academic progress every day. Mr. Braun has spent 18 years working within the K12 education market to help implement technology solutions designed to improve the teaching and learning process. Mr. Braun has developed expertise... Read More →



Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
E171 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

General Social Network Tools vs. Collaborative Web 2.0 Education Platforms
Significant differences exist between general mass market web 2.0 tools and school-based web 2.0 collaboration platforms, designed for K12 safety and curricular use. They provide curricular focus for digital activities, 24/7 learning, and leverage social media for increased student engagement. Today's students need to learn powerful tools with social media abilities that are being used in the workplace, and that is possible with integrated platforms designed for K12 use.

Speakers
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Tim DiScipio

Co-Founder, ePals
As the Co-Founder of ePals, Inc., Tim's leadership and vision helped build the company into one of the K-12 education industry's most recognized and leading global brands now reaching millions of teachers and students in 200 countries and territories. His role at ePals has been directing company partnerships, marketing, product strategy and building the company's global user base. Having created one of the first "social networks" on the web... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
E172 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

Got Nonfiction? Master the Common Core with Differentiated Instruction and Informational Text
Got Nonfiction? Learn how Achieve3000's innovative Differentiated Instruction program can raise your students' Lexile levels 2-3 times the normal expected gain using high-interest Nonfiction. Achieve3000® is the leader in differentiated instruction. Our proven online literacy solutions improve reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary and writing skills for all learners—from ELL and Special Ed to Gifted.

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Jim Coulon

Chief Strategy Officer, ACHIEVE3000
Jim has over twenty years of experience in education. For most of his career, he has been at the forefront of educational technology. As a teacher in San Diego, Jim built and managed one of the first internet capable, computer labs in the area and developed technology curricula for language learners. In 1996, Jim joined McGraw-Hill and launched the McGraw-Hill Learning Network, the company's first digital content and online learning portal. Jim... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
D246 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

ilearnOhio and the Instructional Improvement System (IIS)
This session will provide an overview of the key attributes of ilearnOhio and the IIS, highlighting points of integration between the two systems. Representatives from both the Ohio Resource Center and the Ohio Department of Education will be on hand to demonstrate features and discuss how teachers and administrators can use these tools to maximize the learning of Ohio students.

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Nicole Luthy

Director, Ohio Resource Center
Nicole Carter Luthy is Director of the Ohio Resource Center at The Ohio State University. During her career in education—which began as a classroom teacher—Nicole has led numerous state projects and worked extensively in e-learning, curriculum, and professional development.
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Marsha Ward

Director, PMO, Ohio Department of Education
Marsha Ward serves as Director in the Office of Information Technology Contact Information at the Ohio Department of Education



Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
C123-124

2:30pm

Prepping for BYOD/1:1: Five Crucial Steps to Win Parent, Teacher & Student Support
Implementing BYOD/1:1 is about more than technical bits and bytes - it's about getting the teachers, principals, students and community on board. This session will identify the steps necessary to maximize success and outline procedures to get all parties involved.

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Jean Mickelson

Account Executive, Enterasys
Jean Mickelson has served K20 education for over 14 years in states across the Central Region. She has implemented servers and SANs to support curricular change, including video and special ed programs. She has guided districts into effective use of technology, creating collaborative 21st Century 1:1 digital learning environments for both large and small districts.



Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
D233-235 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

Revolutionizing Educational Technology Operations in the On Demand Era
This session will showcase how school technology management teams are leveraging the power of “The Cloud” to successfully manage and track trouble ticket requests efficiently, manage technology assets, create plans and forecasts and justify budget and staffing levels. Ben Liu, Director of Information Technology at Columbus School for Girls and Bob Cireddu, Director of Information Technology at Riverside Local School District will be sharing their best practices.

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Bob Cireddu

Director of InformationTechnology, Riverside Local School District
Director of IT at Riverside Local School District
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Bryan Coble

Regional Manager, SchoolDude.com
Bryan has enjoyed spending the past 8 years of his professional career at SchoolDude.com helping educational institutions apply market leading management technology to solve operational problems. At SchoolDude, Bryan interacts with educational institutions across the nation to help them improve their operations with technology designed for the web. In this role, he has been a speaker at numerous regional and state conferences for educational... Read More →
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Ben Liu

Director of InformationTechnology, Columbus School for Girls
Director of InformationTechnology at Columbus School for Girls


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
C213-215 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

Understanding the Teacher Evaluation Rubric (OTES)
This session will focus on the teacher performance standards nationally and pay particular attention to the OTES rubric. Looking at the OTES rubric we will explore how Lightning Grader, a web-based application that grades web assessments and/or 100 pages a minute, helps teachers and administrators create and administer common assessments and provide data on performance to meet and exceed OTES rubric metrics.

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Elijah Stambaugh

Founder The Learning Egg, Assessment Technologies
Elijah Stambaugh was a frustrated middle school math teacher when he came up with the idea for Lightning Grader, a web-based, subscription application that grades 100 pages per minute while at the same time generates 14 robust reports about student performance. He founded the company in 2010 in hopes of helping teachers find more efficient, technology-based ways to understand and address student comprehension. During his school’s summer break... Read More →



Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
E170 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

Creating a Walled Garden: Devices, Formats and Content for Digital Consumption
Sue Polanka created the award-winning blog, No Shelf Required®, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. The blog transformed into a book series with ALA Publishing in 2011 and 2012. Sue is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio, President of the Academic Library Association of Ohio, and was elected to ALA Council in 2012. She was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in 2011, tagged as the Ebook Guru. Her column, E-Book Buzz, appears in ONLINE magazine.

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Sue Polanka

Head of Reference and Instruction, Wright State University Libraries
Sue Polanka created the award-winning blog, No Shelf Required®, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. The blog transformed into a book series with ALA Publishing in 2011 and 2012. Sue is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio, President of the Academic Library Association of Ohio, and was elected to ALA Council in 2012. She was named a Library Journal... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
Grand Ballroom

2:30pm

Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice
tracks the latest in online and blended learning policy and program developments across the country. Amy Murin, the Lead Researcher for the report, will discuss key findings from the 2012 report related to the growth of blended and online learning programs, as well as policy changes across districts and states.

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Amy Murin

Senior Researcher, Evergreen Education Group
Amy Murin brings 20 years of education, nonprofit management and technology experience to the Colorado-based Evergreen Education Group. She is the Senior Researcher for the annual report Keeping Pace with K-12 Online and Blended Learning and works with school districts and other agencies to help them start and grow online and blended programs. Amy also has an extensive background in nonprofit management, fundraising and research / writing, most... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
C210-212 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Distance Learning
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo invites you to bring your group to the Zoo virtually! Through interactive distance learning, encounter some of the Zoo's animals, explore their habitats and learn about conservation issues affecting them. Experience all this Zoo fun without having to leave your school. Join us at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference to learn more.

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Cathy Ryan-Smith

Education Specialist, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cathy Ryan-Smith is an education specialist with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in the Conservation Education Division. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's distance learning program was a 2008 receipient of the Computerworld Honors Program and awarded the 21st Century Achievement Award in Media, Arts and Entertainment for interactive wireless distance learning.


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
C110-111 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

2:30pm

Do It NAO: A Multi-Generational Course Model (Pilot) in Advanced Humanoid Robotics

Four high school girls are validating a unique, multi-generational course model to (a) provide high school students with an authentic, college-level programming experience, while (b) exciting students in grades K-8 regarding the possibility of computer science studies and careers. The students will present their experience and answer your questions regarding their learning journey. Let's create a nationwide network of high school students pursuing similar goals!


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David Herman

Teacher, New Albany High School
Mr. Herman became a high school technology educator after a 25-year career on the US Army. His passion is creating an exciting in-class culture of achievement, while also involving students in "stretch" activities outside the classroom. His high school students have been involved in the IBM Master the Mainframe competition; summer surgical robotics, engineering and computer science internships; Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs); and the US... Read More →
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Ama Koranteng

Student, New Albany High School
Ama first tested the waters of the technological world with an introductory robotics course in her freshman year of high school. From there, she was able to program a Bioloid humanoid robot for the school’s Robot Theatre, an activity in which humanoid robots act alongside human actors. This first experience with technology encouraged her to begin exploring it from other angles. Starting in her sophomore year, Ama has helped lead the Future... Read More →
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Linda Nusbaum

Grant Evaluator, Martha Holden Jennings Foundation
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Ashmi Patel

Student, New Albany High School
Ashmi Patel is a junior at New Albany High School who enjoys robotics and exploring her passion for science, technology, and engineering. Other activities include playing the cello and piano, and practicing the art of Chun Kuk Do Karate. She aspires to study bio-medical engineering and further the use of robotic technology in medicine. Ashmi programmed with NXT-G Mindstorms and LabVIEW until she advanced to the Bioloid Premium Humanoid robot. The... Read More →
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Harrine Ramesh

Student, New Albany High School
Harrine Ramesh can still recall the utter confusion experienced when her teacher declared “it’s not about the robots” on the first day of Freshman Robotics. Her fears would soon dissipate as her high school journey took an unexpected but exciting turn for the better. Now a junior, Harrine is one of four New Albany High School students, all young women, who are learning to program the NAO Advanced Humanoid Robot to aid the education of... Read More →
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Lauryn Woodyard

Student, New Albany High School
Currently a high school senior, Lauryn Woodyard's computer science journey began as a sophomore upon taking her first technology accredited course, Robotics 1. In this class, Lauryn was challenged to teach herself - with minimal teacher guidance - to program NXT Lego Mindstorms Robots. She did this with much success. After a few months she volunteered to learn the more advanced Bioloid Humanoid Robot that would eventually be incorporated into a... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 2:30pm - 3:15pm
C220-221

3:00pm

KEYWORD is FREE! BYOT! Create Instant Access to Digital Content to Foster Student Engagement!
BYO laptop or iPad to connect to PBS LearningMedia! Gain immediate, FREE access to quality curriculum based media assets designed to support classroom and student achievement across all grade levels and content areas. Educators will learn to access this media-on-demand service to create custom class pages and lesson plans while implementing state standards correlations and creating student learning experiences that foster innovation and engagement.

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Ann Ebersole

Online Learning Coordinator, WVIZ/PBS ideastream
Ann Ebersole is the Online Learning Coordinator with WVIZ/PBS ideastream, where she manages a program of Online Learning for K-12 educators throughout Ohio. She has developed, designed and facilitated online courses in a variety of content areas. She was the Middle School Computer Teacher and District Technology Coordinator for the Columbia Local Schools. She has many years of experience training educators through her work as an Ashland... Read More →
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Laurie Switzer

PreK-16 Outreach & Special Projects Coordinator, WVIZ/PBS ideastream
Laurie Switzer is the PreK-16 Special Projects and Outreach Coordinator at WVIZ/PBS ideastream, She is also an iCoach for INFOhio. Laurie was previously employed by Strongsville City Schools as a Media Specialist and English Teacher. She served as a member and Co-Chair of the INFOhio Governing Board for 10 years, and in advisory roles at WVIZ, LEECA, and LEEMC. Additionally, she has presented and designed a wide variety professional learning... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
D131 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:00pm

Making Connections: Literacy, Technology and Science
Experience a model interdisciplinary science lesson and gain hands-on experience using FREE Web 2.0 tools! After participating in the lesson, learners will have a “behind-the-scenes” tour of where to find additional Web 2.0 tools and ideas for creating their own exemplars. Details on current and future state-wide professional development and networking opportunities will also be provided. Participants will need a Twitter account and a mobile device which can access the Internet.

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Tracy Cindric

Science Consultant, Ohio Department of Education
After earning a B.A. from Capital University and an M.A. in teaching from Miami University, Tracy Cindric taught eighth grade science, biology, ecology, and integrated science for 5 years in Columbus and taught science methods at Ohio Wesleyan University. She also created and facilitated professional development workshops on science and technology integration. Before joining the Ohio Department of Education as a science consultant, Tracy worked... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 3:00pm - 4:30pm
D130 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

Web Apps and iPad Apps for Struggling Readers and Writers
Participants will learn of many free or low cost web applications and iPad apps to assist struggling readers and writers. Participants will be introduced to apps which provide text to speech from a variety of formats, audio books, word prediction, speech to text, talking word processors and customizable keyboards.

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Jennifer Heim

Autism/Low Incidence/Assistive Technology Consulta, Region 2 State Support Team
Jennifer Heim has over 20 years experience serving students with Autism Spectrum Disorders as well as those with significant physical and cognitive disabilities. She served 20 years as a school-based and county board of developmental disabilities speech/language pathologist, working with students and adults with severe communication challenges. Currently, she serves as the Autism/Low Incidence/Assistive Technology Consultant for Region 2 State... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
C120-122 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

'What do you mean my group members don't go to this school?!': A Distance Teaming Project
Come see how high school students are breaking down the walls of the classroom by using a variety of web-based tools like Google Docs, Skype, e-mail, Skydrive and Google Sites to collaborate with students in a neighboring district. This session will provide an example these technologies in action and provide helpful information for using these technologies in your own classroom.

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Mike Davis

Instructor, Butler Tech - Fairfield Freshman Satellite
Mike has attended University of Kentucky, University of Arizona, Ohio University, The Ohio State University, and Bowling Green State University and has several degrees including a BBA – Accounting/Finance, BSED – Business Education, M.Ed – Special Education / Assistive Technology, and ED.D. – Leadership. He has taught grades 9-12 for 33 years in Kentucky and Ohio. Mike also has taught graduate and undergraduate education and business... Read More →
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Michelle Hadsell

Instructor, Butler Tech - Colerain Satellite
A graduate of Bowling Green State University's Business Education program, Michelle is in her third year of teaching.
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Amy Winegardner

Instructor, Butler Tech - Colerain Satellite
A graduate of The Ohio State University's Workforce Development and Education program, Amy is in her eighth year of teaching.


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
C223

3:45pm

50+ Ways to Flip Your Classroom With MOODLE!
Flip your classroom with Moodle! This exciting session will provide at least 50 examples of how teachers are using Moodle to facilitate their Flip Teaching. Specific examples will be accompanied by thorough explanations for participants who are new to Extreme Moodling.

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Lisa Johnson-Bowers

Chemistry Teacher, Mentor High School
Lisa Johnson-Bowers is a 25 year veteran chemistry teacher at Mentor High School. She works to maintain academic excellence by focusing on using technology to increase student interaction, as well as maintain a constructivist environment. Lisa has used Moodle to create a blended learning environment with her chemistry classes for several years. Lisa is a Moodle Administrator and Online Course Designer. She trained with Moodlerooms and is a... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
C224 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

Empowered Student Learning Via Blended Learning Environments
Learn about new opportunities to engage students in blended learning environments using a low cost, feature rich on-line learning solution being marketed and supported via a strategic partnership by the Metropolitan Educational Council. MEC is marketing and supporting a hosted on-line learning platform that allows teachers to use locally created course and lesson content in a standards based environment. The portal also allows for consortium-wide sharing of content and learning opportunities.

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Pam Earp

Technology Coordinator, North Union Local School District
Pam Earp is the Director of Technology for North Union Local School District located in Richwood, Ohio. This rural school district serves approximately 1500 students in grades K-12. The district mission is to promote excellence and prepare students for success in the 21st Century. The district has implemented a 1:1 initiative in grades 6-8 (middle school) this year and plans on continuing the implementation through grades 9-12 starting fall of... Read More →
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Sarah Haughn

Science Teacher, Canal Winchester High School
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Bret Longberry

ITC Director, MEC
Bret Longberry currently serves as the Director of the Metropolitan Educational Council's Information Technology Center. Bret has 32 years of experience in education including many years as a middle school science teacher, gifted education and 15 years as the Coordinator of Technology Advancement for the Dublin City Schools prior to joining MEC three years ago. Bret is a past presenter at the eTech Conference, as well as technology conferences at... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
C225 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

Implement Common Core and FIP PD through Blended Learning with Google
Learn how Ross Local School District is implementing the Common Core and FIP professional development through a blended learning environment. Google offers free tools to create a content rich environment that fosters communication, collaboration and access to meet the needs of busy educators. Participants will leave this session with integration tips and an understanding of how to create successful blended learning environments to deliver professional development.

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Kathy DiBlasi

Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Ross Local Schools
I am Kathy DiBlasi, the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at Ross Local Schools. I have 27 years of experience in both urban and suburban settings as a classroom teacher, building administrator and central office administrator. I have always been an advocate of students and adults using technology in and out of the classroom. I have attended ISTE and FETC conferences as well as many local technology professional development workshops and... Read More →
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Tricia Kluener

District Technology Integration Specialist, Ross Local Schools
I am Tricia Kluener and I am the District Technology Integration Specialist at Ross Local Schools. I have worked in education since 2004 and have held my current position since 2007. I partner with students, teachers and administrators to extend learning through technology. I create innovative approaches to meet educational needs with new technologies and provide the planning strategies and professional development needed for integration. I am... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
C226 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

Integrating Games into Your Classroom
If you are interested in using gaming media, but aren't quite sure where to start or how to integrate gaming, this session shows in-practice examples of where to start and how to integrated gaming media. At the classroom level, we'll examine examples for four levels of gaming integration, from simple extra credit projects to full school re-design. For school leaders, you'll get a taste of what to look for and how to evaluate effective and appropriate gaming as a learning tool.

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Seann Dikkers

Assistant Professor, Ohio University
Dikkers is an assistant professor in Educational studies at Ohio University. His fields of scholarship include curriculum and instruction, educational technologies, and educational leadership. Previously he served in the public schools as a teacher and principal for fourteen years. As the founder and director of GamingMatter Labs, Dikkers is investigating new media integration strategies for educational leadership, teaching, and learning. His... Read More →
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Chris Hawks

Doctoral Student, Ohio University
Chris Hawks has been an educator for thirteen years and serves now at Fairfield Christian Academy teaching chemistry and physics. He received his masters of science education at Clarion University.


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
E151 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

Keys to Developing an Effective Virtual Credit Recovery Program
What are the keys to Developing an Effective Virtual Credit Recovery Program? Due to the number of students that school districts are trying to educate that are deficient in credits needed to graduate, school districts are looking for alternative ways to run credit recovery programs. This session will give key elements that districts should look for in developing or selecting a credit recovery program through virtual education.

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Rick Teeters

iLearnOhio Partner, iLearnOhio
Rick Teeters, ilearnohio partner Rick Teeters has over 26 years of experience in public education. Prior to working as Assistant Superintendent at ECOT, Rick spent 3 years as a Director at the Virtual Community School of Ohio and 16 years as an administrator in Waverly City School District. In Waverly (1994-2009), Rick served as a Junior High Assistant Principal, Intermediate School Principal, K-12 Curriculum Director, EMIS Coordinator... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
D242-243 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

Online Games and Instant Response to Increase Student Engagement: Quizlet, Quia Socrative and Nearpod

Learn about online tools to create interactive games/flashcards for students. The presentation is designed to show examples of games the presenter has used in computer application classes and is suitable for K-12 all subjects. Products demonstrated will include: Quizlet (flashcards), Quia (games), Socrative (instant response for quizzes/exit forms) for bring your own device setting. And Nearpod - control all your ipad/itouches from one computer - allow for student responses.


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Annette Lang

Technology/Media Educator, Bio-Med Science Academy c/o Neomed
B.A. U. of Akron, Business and Organizational Communications M.A.T. Kent State, Integrated Communications School Library Endorsement, Kent State University 10 years in Technology Education 6 years Nordonia City Schools (9-12 grade) 3 years at Field Local Schools (6-12 grade) 1 Bio-Med Science Academy (9-12 grade)
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Angela Wojtecki

Director of Library Media Services, Nordonia Hills City Schools
Education: B.S. in Early Childhood Education (2006), MLIS with from Kent State University (2009). Work Experience: Worked for Akron-Summit County Public Library System prior to earning MLIS degree, 2 years as District Library Media Specialist-Streetsboro City Schools, and currently Nordonia Hills City Schools Director of Library Media Services. Recently awarded 2012 Emerging Leader of the Year Award from the Ohio Educational Library Media... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
D244-245 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

Quality Matters in Online Learning
Quality online course design is an integral component of student achievement in an online and blended learning environment. Learn how the Quality Matters Program, which includes a set rubric for the design of online and blended courses, a review process for reviewing and continuously improving courses, a support tool used by instructional development staff and professional development opportunities, can help your school system provide quality online and blended courses for your students.

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Nancy Ragias

QM Registrar for Higher Education, Quality Matters
QM Registrar for Higher Education
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Christine Voelker

K12 Program Manager, Quality Matters Program
Christine Voelker is the K12 Program Manager for the Quality Matters™ Program. She has been involved with K12 education for nearly 20 years, serving as a library media specialist at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. She has designed and facilitated many professional development workshops and courses both face to face and online, with a focus on technology integration. From 2009 - 2012, Christine managed a statewide Title IID... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
E162 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

So I have a Twitter account, now what?
Do you have a twitter account but still not understand what the big deal is, or perhaps not even have an account yet? Twitter is the largest Professional Learning Community in existence & we need to get you plugged in. Need ideas for Twitter in the classroom, have ideas for twitter in the classroom? We will discuss that as well, come & learn, come & share! Participate in this session whether you come or not @ #oetc13

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Keith O'Neal

Technology Integration, Reynoldsburg City Schools
After nine years in the classroom, Keith O'Neal, is now the District Technology Integration Specialist for Reynoldsburg City Schools. He received his M.Ed. in Technology from Ashland University in 2007 and has gone on to present at multiple conferences and worked independently with four different school districts to further technology in the classroom. Helping teachers & engaging students is his passion. Follow him on Twitter @RaiderEducation


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
E172 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

Starting a High School Computer Science Program from Scratch
This session will give participants ideas on how they can start a computer science program within their school from scratch. Presenters will communicate their experiences creating their own program within their respective schools. Participants will learn how challenges were tackled, what resources are available and ideas on networking with other teachers from Ohio.

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Timothy Bookman

Teacher, Bloom Carroll
Tim teaches Business Technology at Bloom Carroll High School in Carroll, Ohio
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David Burkhart

Teacher, Northern Local School District
Dave has taught Computer Science and Technology at Sheridan High School for 3 years previously teaching Computer Technology at West Muskingum Middle School. He is also an adjunct faculty member of Zane State College in the Education Department as well as a Lecturer for Muskingum University. Dave is a former member of the Board of Directors for Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) and is currently working with CSTA Ohio.


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
C220-221

3:45pm

State Products Session

This session is designed to provide a quick overview of the key state sponsored products and services related to digital learning. Attendees can quickly preview and assess what’s available and then pursue specific needs and interests through time spent in the pavilion or in target in-depth sessions. State sponsored products include: INFOhio 21 Things for Teachers and Leadership training (pilot), Quality Matters statewide affiliates and quality standards training, iLearnOhio.org platform for accessing online coursework, Ohio/Thinkgate Instructional Improvement System and online learning and data for educators, PARCC digital assessment expectations and technical specifications, Learning.com Internet Safety Training, an eRate requirement, Ohio Means Success Portal for students to access and select the best fitting college, eTech Ohio Mobile Technology Toolkit, Digital Learning Day Annual Event and website, iTunes U statewide platform, and the Speak UP Annual Survey.


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
C213-215 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

Surviving a 1:1 Android Tablet Blended Learning Initiative in an 8th Grade Classroom
Learn how the 8th grade (and HS) at National Trail got rid of text books (and in some cases notebooks) in exchange for an Android Tablet in a 1:1 blended learning initiative. Listen as we share how we manage tablet usage in and out of our classroom, as well as which Android apps we have found to be the most effective in our classrooms. We will share both our lessons learned and our successes, in addition to specific lessons incorporating Android apps.

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Troy Ferguson

6-12 Grade Art/Digital Graphics Teacher, National Trail LSD
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Heidi Perry

Teacher, National Trail Middle School
A Vassar graduate, Heidi Perry is an 8th grade Science and Language Arts teacher who has been using Moodle in her instruction for six years. Heidi's district holds an annual Technology In-service open to all teachers in Preble County, in which she has presented since its inception seven years ago. She has presented at eTech the past three years, and despite what her colleagues may say, she isn't a hobbit.


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
C125

3:45pm

The Ohio Performance Assessment Pilot Project - Online Performance Assessment for Students
This session will show what performance assessment looks like in Ohio classrooms. Attendees will see classroom footage as well as hear testimonials from participating teachers about how introducing performance assessment into their classrooms has changed them and their students. Session attendees will have the opportunity to view exclusive video of students in classrooms doing performance tasks for learning. Session attendees will also view sample performance assessments.

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Lauren Monowar-Jones

Project Coordinator, Ohio Department of Education
Lauren has been working with the ODE for six years. She started working with the Office of Curriculum as a Science Consultant. She also worked in the Office of Assessment on the OGT and OAA science tests. She now leads the Ohio Performance Assessment Pilot Project for the department. Lauren holds a PhD in Astronomy and is an Adjunct instructor at the Columbus State Community College. She has published an astronomy exercises book for college and a... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
D233-235 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

Next Generation Digital Instruction: The LMS Goes Social (and Gets Intuitive)
Learn in this hands-on session about the free tools, discuss best practices and engage with the social and academic features of the Schoology Community. Explore the tool, understand implementation strategies and integrate Schoology into your own PLC, linking to global resources. Maximize your session by signing-up in advance for a free account (and download free iOS/Android App).

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Eric Valcheff

Regional Sales Representative, Schoology
Eric Valcheff, Schoology, has been working in education, technology and school reform for 15 years and has regularly presented on industry topics to both large and small groups of educators and policymakers including STEM, Common Core and Algebra (Pennsylvania Middle School Association), Differentiated Instruction Through Technology (Chicago Math and Science Institute), Actively Engaging the Digital Natives (Pennsylvania Association of Federal... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
E161 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

Communicating and Creating with an iPad
This session will explore iPad Apps that help foster and reinforce 21st century skills, specifically communication and creativity. We'll download and investigate free iPad applications that encourage contemporary learning skills and academic discovery inside the classroom environment.

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Dusty Miller

Educational Resource Specialist, WGTE Public Media
Dusty is the Educational Resource Specialist for WGTE Public Media's Educational Resource Center. The ERC provides Professional Development for teachers in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
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Charlene Patten

Director of Educational Resource Center, WGTE Public Media
Charlene Patten, Director, WGTE Educational Resource Center. Charlene Patten has been facilitating professional development programs for more than six years and has much experience leading professional development initiatives and grant programs.


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
D232

3:45pm

E-learning: Anywhere, Anytime! Choosing an Agile Infrastructure can Explode your VDI Offerings
Oak Hills School District will explore how their move from a traditional physical desktop/laptop environment to a virtual enabled learning environment allowed them to become more dynamic and “always on.” They leveraged a VDI infrastructure to deliver 50% more desktops to their students and teachers, transforming their e-learning activities from “sometime, someplace” to "anytime, anywhere." Oak Hills was able to deliver more services to their customers and dramatically reduce their costs.

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Greg Ferguson

Business Solutions - State/Local Gov't & Education, NetApp
Greg Ferguson is a Business Solutions Architect for NetApp focusing in the education market place. NetApp is a leading vendor of innovative storage and data management solutions that help organizations around the world store, manage, protect, and retain their data.
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Tracy Pirkle

Director of Curriculum and eLearning, Oak Hills School District
Tracy Pirkle is the Director of Curriculum and eLearning for The Oak Hills Local School District is the third largest school system in Hamilton County, located in western Cincinnati. Educational opportunities for the approximately 8,100 preschool through 12th graders teach innovation, collaboration, communication, adaptability, and provide real world experiences for future academic and social growth. The district boasts nine straight Excellent... Read More →



Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
C216 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

Equip your iPad for Science with SPARKvue® HD
To familiarize teachers with a way to use the IPAD as a tool to improves student engagement and outcomes.

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PASCO scientific

Science Education, PASCO scientific
Help students “think science” with PASCO Scientific’s award-winning, state-of-the-art science learning environment. Integrating the latest standards-based content, probeware, and data collection and analysis software, PASCO science solutions are easy to use, cost-effective, and work on your devices (BYOD) including iPad®, Chromebook™, Android™ tablets, Mac® and Windows® computers, and netbooks.


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
C222

3:45pm

Lesson Capturing and Learning Management Sites
This session will explore how to easily capture lessons so you spend less time teaching the same content to students who missed class or who were more focused on the squirrel hanging out the window than the four steps of the water cycle. We will also examine how to make the lessons you record available to your students outside of class.

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BOB BRICKLEY

Classroom Technology Consultant, Assessment Technologies
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Neil Lybarger

Educational Consultant, Assessment Technologies
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Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
E170 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

Leverage the D.I. in Digital: Compelling Content for Differentiated Instruction
Digital content and tools help to drive differentiated instruction. Learn to harness the power of content designed to engage and connect with learners THEIR way. Join us as we help you locate, evaluate and organize digital content and tools that will help you drive high impact learning in your classroom. Walk away with resources and tools for you to design exciting, standards-aligned lessons that engage students in critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making in the classroom.

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Grant Slusher

Regional Manager, Knovation
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Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
D240-241

3:45pm

Leveraging Mobile Devices to Transform Education
Whether you are just starting to think about a mobile initiative or have already embraced the mobile revolution, don’t miss this session. From outlining an online resource to access mobile-specific professional development and planning tools to providing real-world examples from fellow educators, this session will discuss how school leaders can leverage mobile devices to transform education.

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Carla Dreiling

Sales Manager, Atomic Learning
Carla Dreiling serves educational institutions throughout the United States, including many Ohio school in her role at Atomic Learning, Inc. Dreiling regularly assists schools and districts in planning and implementing successful professional development programs and technology integration initiatives.


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
E160 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

Make Mobile Device Management Easy: Keep Mobile Device Use Safe and Effective
Mobile devices, blended learning and 1:1 programs give students access to anytime/anywhere learning opportunities, while keeping them engaged, but along with the benefits come some management challenges. IT is typically tasked with this; however, in the end it's educators who need to ensure that the devices are supporting their learning goals.

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Craig Grahahm

Lightspeed Systems


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
D246 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

Mathematics and ilearnOhio
Learn about methods & strategies for using ilearnOhio for planning & organizing mathematics content for traditional, online or blended classroom. ilearnOhio provides unique opportunities for approaching mathematics in different ways that can assist students in a better understanding of the content. Presenters will model how the tool can be used to search for Common Core Mathematics–aligned materials, organize resources, sequence & deliver instructional material & monitor student progress.

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Jaime Kautz

Mathematics Content Specialist, Ohio Resource Center
Jaime earned a B.A. in mathematics and a B.S. in chemistry from Wilmington College and an M.S. in mathematics from the University of Cincinnati. She has taught mathematics and chemistry at the high school level in Blanchester Local Schools and mathematics courses at the University of Cincinnati and The Ohio State University. In addition, Jaime has supervised OSU M.Ed. students. She is currently working on a Ph.D. in mathematics education at OSU.
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Sigrid Wagner

Mathematics Content Specialist, Ohio Resource Center
Sigrid Wagner served as a mathematics teacher educator at The Ohio State University for more than 20 years. She has directed projects funded by the National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, Ohio Board of Regents, and Ohio Department of Education. Before joining the Ohio Resource Center (ORC), Sigrid directed Project SUSTAIN (Schools and Universities Statewide Teaching Approaches to INquiry), a multiyear, multimillion-dollar... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
C123-124

3:45pm

Taking your Digital Content to the Next Level
Are you using digital resources? Has your school been thinking about one-to-one? Learn how you can begin to collaborate and consolidate various digital teaching resources - video clips, websites, Word/Excel, PowerPoint files, SMART files and ExamView. Learn how to align customized content to state standards and sync curriculum to student devices. We’ll also show how student devices can be managed at a teacher or district level, giving you control over which apps/resources students can access.

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JR Suppes

Educational Consultant, CIM Technology Solutions
JR has been an education consultant in Ohio for eight years. He received his BA and MS in secondary education and athletic administration from Bowling Green State University. JR was an athletic director, head football coach and teacher for 13 years prior to joining CIM.



Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
E171 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

3:45pm

What's new with Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies?
Come join us to find out what is new at Mimio! From new hardware products to innovative software enhancements there is a lot to be excited about in 2013. Find out what new training and professional development offerings are available to you to ensure you are getting the most out of your Mimio products!

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Tracy Caulder

Teaching and Learning Specialist, Mimio
Tracy Caulder is a former teacher and technology facilitator from Johnston County Schools in North Carolina. Tracy is a Certified Mimio Trainer and began working full time for Mimio as a Teaching and Learning Specialist in 2011.



Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
C222

3:45pm

Rethinking the Big Hairy Technology Problems of K-12
Explore the “Big, Hairy Problem” of ubiquity and access gaps in K-12. But they are dwarfed by “The Bigger, Even More Hairy Problem” of human capacity. Otherwise known as “us.”

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Keith Krueger

CEO, CoSN
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice for K-12 school system technology leaders in North America. CoSN’s mission is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. In 2008, Keith was selected by eSchool News as one of ten people who have had a profound impact on educational technology over the last decade. He... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
D230-231

3:45pm

History Live 360: Making the most of your IVC experience

IVC Program + supplementary activities + creative educators = a meaningful and well-rounded learning experience. Come ready to travel back in time!


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Jack Matheson

Saint Paul, MN, United States, Minnesota Historical Society
Jack Matheson has enjoyed the opportunity to develop and deliver a wide variety of educational programming for the Minnesota Historical Society. At the Minnesota History Center, Jack develops and teaches classes, portrays a 19th Century fur trader for the History Player outreach program, and leads Historic Pub-Crawls through Downtown St. Paul. As Program Associate, Jack has had great fun developing and delivering History Live! (Interactive... Read More →
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Tami Moehring

Program Associate, History Live
Tami Moehring started developing and presenting “History Live” (Interactive Video Conferencing) programming in 2009. She has been with the Minnesota Historical Society in numerous educational roles since 2004. Before coming to the Historical Society, Tami previously worked at various historical museums in their education, collections, exhibits and volunteer departments. Tami holds a B.A. in History with a Minor in Political Science from... Read More →


Monday February 11, 2013 3:45pm - 4:30pm
C110-111 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA
 
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8:00am

Google Tools for Students with Disabilities
Google offers a wide variety of tools that can assist students of all ability levels to participate in the general curriculum. In this session, we will demonstrate some of the free tools to assist all students in Google Docs, Chrome, and Search. You do not need a Google Apps for Education account for your school to attend this session.

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Michael Roush

Technology Coordinator, Region 14 State Support Team
Michael specializes in instructional technology, assistive technology, and Universal Design for Learning to support all students in the general curriculum.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C120-122 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Publishing Student Work in the Digital Age: Options, Alternatives and Opportunities for Documenting Student Growth
Learn how to create and share ebooks that include recorded audio, images and text. We’ll use two different apps to create ebooks, MyStory and Scribblepress, which you’ll want to purchase/install on your iPad in advance.

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Joy Dearing

Teacher, Green Primary School
Joy has been an elementary school teacher for nine years. She began her career as a reading specialist and is currently a classroom teacher at Green Primary School. Joy has presented at the local level about blogging with students and colleagues.
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Tammy DeDominicis

Teacher, Green Primary School
Tammy has been teaching students ranging from preschool to second grade for 15 years. She has presented at the local level and co-presented at Etech.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C226 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

1:1 Implementation Timeline: Focus on Student Performance
Discover an implementation model that helps YOUR 1:1 technology implementation improve student performance. From initial needs assessments through community involvement, teacher professional development, distribution of equipment (or BYO), district policies and evaluation, this session outlines key strategies step-by-step. Participants should have a background in the research and best-practice of 1:1 / BYO, or have attended “1:1 and BYO: What Works, What does not?”

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Roger Minier, Ph.D.

Roger Minier is director of NWOET (Northwest Ohio Educational Technology), an EdTech agency serving over 100 schools in northwest and west central Ohio with professional development in the use of classroom technology, online resources, online and blended learning strategies and technology for students with special needs. He has developed or taught over 40 online courses at the graduate level at Bowling Green State University, and held an... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C222

8:00am

1:1 Rollout - A Small School's Success Story

The decision has been made to give each student access to their own technology. Next comes the roll out and integration into the discipline being taught. Our 1:1 program put a laptop in the hands of each of our sixth graders, and we were off and learning. Whether it is a laptop or a tablet, the basics are very similar. The 1:1 technology allows students, parents and schools to become a dynamic learning team. We consider our first year a success and would like you to know that you can do it, too!


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Jill Mack

Teacher, Holy Cross Catholic School of Defiance
Teacher at Holy Cross since 1980 2012 Co-Presenter-Toledo Diocesan Tech Day 2010 -2012 Holy Cross Building Mentor 2007 State Finalist-Tech Teacher of the Year-Ohio 2007 Best of the Best-Finalist for NWOET 2007 Toledo Diocese Golden Apple Award 2007 eTech Ohio Conference Presenter 2006 eTech Ohio Conference-Co-presenter 2006 Renaissance Champion Teacher-Math 2006 Master Classroom Accelerated Math-Only School in Ohio 2006 Model Classroom... Read More →
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Carol Moore

Technology Coordinator, Holy Cross Catholic School of Defiance
Technology Coordinator at Holy Cross Catholic School since 1993; School's webmaster; 2005 Ohio SchoolNet State Technology Coordinator of the Year Finalist; SchoolNet panelist, June 2005; Toledo Diocese Technology Conference Forum Leader; Toledo Diocese Conference presenter; eTech Presenter/Teacher Table; Ohio Catholic Education Association presenter; Member of the Holy Cross Strategic Planning Committee and Communication Committee; Advisor for... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
D230-231

8:00am

Blended Learning in Moodle Lessons
Blended learning in Moodle could not be easier. Moodle lessons offer an expanse of presentation formats to address the need of a variety of learners beyond the classroom. Take your instruction as far as the student is willing to go.

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Jonathan Bryant

Teacher, National Trail LSD
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Daniel Studebaker

teacher, National Trail LSD
After seven year of service at National Trail Dan has become a leader in his school in the adaption and implementation of technology. He has presented multiple times at eTech and taught a number of technology sessions during his school Tech Days and their annual Trail University. He is licensed in Secondary Social Studies and Principalship.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
D233-235 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

BYOD is A-OK
Over the past few years North Canton City Schools has rolled out a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program including student laptops, tablets, smartphones, e-readers and more. Learn why we have embraced BYOD, the benefits and challenges, how we did the roll-out, staff and student training, our policies and guidelines and educational uses for student personal technology. More information about our BYOD program can be found online at: http://byod.northcantonschools.org.

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Eric Curts

Technology Director, North Canton City Schools
Eric has been with North Canton City Schools for 21 years, originally as a math teacher and now as the district's Technology Director. Eric is a Google Apps Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Teacher. He runs the Google Apps User Group website at www.appsusergroup.org and is the co-host of "The State of Tech" ed-tech podcast at www.thestateoftech.org. Eric is married with four children from Kindergarten to college. More info can be found at... Read More →
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John Fano

Network Manager, North Canton City Schools
John is the network manager for North Canton City Schools.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C216 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Don't go UGH over UDL...

This session is intended to generate a discussion regarding the use of the Common Core initiative: Universal Design for Learning. This session goes beyond just discussing what UDL is and what it can look like by also helping teachers identify what they may already be doing in their classes that support UDL objectives.


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Andrew Palmer

iLearnOhio Partner, iLearnOhio
Drew is currently working as a partner for iLearnOhio. He has taught middle level learners in both traditional brick-and-mortar and virtual classrooms for the previous seven years. He earned is BSE at the University of Akron and is working on earning his Masters in Educational Leadership at The University of Dayton. Drew has a passion for professional development which is evident through is use of humor, engaging activities, and thought provoking... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C125

8:00am

High Heels and High Tech: 10 Essentials for Women in Leadership
Women have emerged as valuable contributors to technology leadership in recent years. In this session, participants will take a humorous and poignant tour of 10 essential habits for women in technology leadership, sharing their experiences and networking with other female leaders from around the state.

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Kimberly Brueck

Director of Learning and Teaching, Green Local Schools (Summit County)
Kimberly Brueck is the Director of Learning and Teaching for Green Local Schools in Summit County. Formerly a French and English teacher then technology integration specialist, she now oversees curriculum, technology, professional development and data management. Mrs. Brueck has delivered presentations at the OSBA Capital Conference and at regional, state and national technology conferences. She and her husband, also an educator, collaborate... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
E162 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

iPads and IEPS Apps That Transform Learning For All Learners
Go beyond a list of Apps and learn how to use the apps in new and transformative ways to benefit special ed and regular ed learners. Join me as we look at using a core set of apps to address IEP objectives. Learn how to use simple apps to monitor progress, build formative assessments and differentiate materials for a range of students learners, including typical peers. Leave with a list of ideas on how to use your iPad to benefit all your students. All materials will be available online.

Speakers
CS

Char Shryock

Dir. of Curriculum and Instruction, Bay Village City Schools
I am the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Bay Village Schools. Prior to this, I was a Technology Integration Specialist gr 7-12. I have planned and implemented a wide variety of professional development sessions for teachers and administrators with a range of technology experience. I am a past eTech presenter. I have presented at the state and national Middle School Association conferences, the National ASCD conference, the Ohio... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
D244-245 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Maximizing Scratch: How to Benefit Most from Constructionism Environment
Scratch environment was developed based on the constructionist idea of learning. It supports self-directed learning through tinkering and collaboration with peers, and the environment was designed to encourage exploration. Direct instruction alone for Scratch diminishes students’ motivation, creativity and ownership of the task. In this session, we would present examples of accomplishing the same learning goals using both direct and exploratory approaches. (BYOT)

Speakers
AN

Aung Nay

Director of Programs, Tech Corps
Aung Nay is the Director of Programs for Tech Corps, a K-12 technology education non-profit. He has been with Tech Corps since 2008 and has developed after-school programs and summer camps, including Techie Club for elementary schools and Techie Camps for elementary and middle school students. He has collaborated with teachers to improve learning environments and teaching methods.
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Aye Thuzar

Mathematics and Computer Science Teacher, The Pingry School
Aye Thuzar is the Upper School Mathematics and Computer Science Teacher at The Pingry School. She earned a master’s degree in computer science from the Ohio State University and a master of science in education from University of Pennsylvania and her interest lies in teaching as well as curricular development. She has also taught college level computer science for two and a half years. She has developed curricula in Scratch and Alice for... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
E161 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

More than Angry Birds and Facebook: Teaching and Learning in an iPad Classroom
What are some of the barriers to success in implementing an iPad program? How can teachers leverage cloud-based technologies to improve the learning and creative processes in school? Session objectives for attendees: Define ways that the iPads can help review and reinforce learning. Discover new and existing apps and related cloud-based solutions that will take learning beyond the wall of the classroom. Assess emerging pedagogies such as the flipped classroom, cloud collaboration and more.

Speakers
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Marcus Twyford

Chair, Computer Science & Technology, Mother of Mercy High School
Marcus Twyford has returned to teaching after forays into retail and healthcare IT fields; developing training and curriculum materials for Computer Based Training for over 1.5 million employees, supporting large scale enterprise networks, and developing systems integration software for healthcare interface engines in HL7. It is Mr. Twyford's prior years in teaching in Connecticut, Tennessee, and Arkansas, as well as his experience in industry... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
D232

8:00am

Online Safety Training through www.learning.com/eTech Ohio
eTech Ohio and Learning.com are pleased to offer you the opportunity to learn about the need and value of online safety instruction for your students, provide you with an exciting and valuable online safety curriculum, and show you how to implement the curriculum with your students. This workshop will be for those districts who have signed up to use the Online Safety Training through www.learning.com/eTech Ohio.

Speakers
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Lorrie Germann

State E-Rate Coordinator, eTech Ohio
Lorrie is with eTech Ohio and is the State E-Rate Coordinator. She has worked with E-Rate since the inception of the program in 1998 and has been with eTech for five years, providing E-Rate support to both schools and libraries throughout the state.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
D246 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Research and Calculate Real Data using Wolfram Alpha
Ever wished you and your students could use real data when you practice calculations or need to know particular information from a specific year? Not sure where the sun and moon were in 1912? The density of Earth? The price of bread in Cleveland, OH? Wolfram Alpha can do it all - and will compare, contrast and calculate it all with a few mouse clicks.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Johansson

Andreas Johansson

Education Technology Consultant, NORT2H / Lorain County ESC
EdTech Integration Consultant in Northern Ohio. IKEA Black Belt Certified. Yurt builder. Native Swede. Blue hat. Google Apps Qualified Individual. Andreas Johansson is a consultant for educational technology integration who specializes in creating dynamic events that shape the way we teach and learn with technology, helping people effectively and practically integrate technology into their environments.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
E160 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

So You Want to be a Technology Coordinator, Huh?
In this session, rookie Technology Coordinator JC Elgin surveys the role of technology support staff in the public K12 environment. From irate teachers, to combating rogue IT, from developing a technology vision to simply not getting fired, this session addresses the technology resources and skill sets that are required and developed during your first year as a technology coordinator. Participants will get a taste of what technology support entails.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathon Elgin

Jonathon Elgin

Technology Coordinator, Crestline Exempted Village Schools
JC Elgin is the Technology Director for the Crestline Schools in Crestline, Ohio. JC started working with computers on a monochrome screen, DOS box in his family's dining room as a kid. In elementary school, he hacked into his teacher's grade book simply to demonstrate that he could. At the Ohio State University he focused on using technology in the humanities and in teaching. While attending Ohio State, JC worked at the Shelby City Schools, in... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
E171 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Using Google Calendar and Google Forms to Organize Anything
Google Calendar is a powerful tool that goes beyond a simple datebook. Google Form is a method of gathering information. Google Calendar and Form together can streamline any organization. Learn how teachers can display lesson plans, create to-do lists and make office hours. Find out how support staff, library/media specialists and administrators can manage schedules for meetings, conference rooms and laptop carts. This session will help get everyone in your district working on the same page!

Speakers
avatar for Lori Lee

Lori Lee

Media Specialist/English Teacher, Zanesville City Schools
I serve as the HS media specialist and English teacher at Zanesville High School. I am a Certified Trainer for Google Apps for Education. I presented at the 2012 Ohio Goes Google Summit. Also,I have done numerous workshops and training for principals, staff, teachers and students. I use Google Apps to run our Media Center and with my students in the classroom.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
E170 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

“App”tivities! Apps and Lesson Plans for Digital Age Learning on a Budget
Are you looking for the best Apps and ipad lesson plans to use in your classroom? Then this session is for you! Join us as we highlight the best apps for student-centered, digital age learning and teaching. Apps for each curriculum area will be presented in this session. As well as, ideas for ipad lessons that link to the Common Core and tips for using the ipad to meet student learning objectives and assessment. Return to the classroom with "App"tivities that will spark student learning.

Speakers
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Catherine Holewinski

Technology Coordinator, Buckeye Valley Local Schools
Currently, I am the Technology Coordinator for Buckeye Valley Local Schools. I have spent more than 15 years working with technology. Each day, I research web resources, & emerging technologies to facilitate technology integration for the students & staff in our district. For the last 8 years, I have presented sessions at several state tech conferences, including Etech,Ohio School Improvements & FETC.
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Jeni Reely

Teacher, Delaware Area Career Center
I have more than 15 years of teaching experience, and am currently the Agriculture Science teacher for Big Walnut Local Schools, working through the Delaware Area Career Center. I enjoy working with technology, and exploring emerging technologies in the 9-12 classroom.
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Lisa Reely

Teacher, Highland Local Schools
I have more than 15 years of teaching experience in the 3-5 classroom, and currently teach 5th grade at Highland Central Elementary. I enjoy working and integrating technology into my curriculum. Researching, sharing, and working with technology to improve classroom instruction is something I enjoy.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C213-215 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Connections Across the Disciplines
The clock is ticking & we are steadily marching toward the year 2014. With the new year comes a change in the way we measure success in learning. ilearnOhio provides us with great opportunities to integrate the elementary curriculum, all while addressing the demands of the Common Core & the new state standards. This session is designed to provide resources, examples & strategies for linking mathematics, science, English language arts or social studies using the ilearnOhio platform.

Speakers
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Carol Dodson

Outreach and English Language Arts Specialist, Ohio Resource Center
Carol Brown Dodson taught English language arts and social studies at both the middle and high school levels. As a writing specialist in Columbus, she was instrumental in the development and implementation of the Columbus writing assessment. Dodson served as English language arts supervisor In Columbus and language arts consultant for the Ohio Department of Education. She has been a board member and president of OCTELA and on the NCTE Board of... Read More →
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Jaime Kautz

Mathematics Content Specialist, Ohio Resource Center
Jaime earned a B.A. in mathematics and a B.S. in chemistry from Wilmington College and an M.S. in mathematics from the University of Cincinnati. She has taught mathematics and chemistry at the high school level in Blanchester Local Schools and mathematics courses at the University of Cincinnati and The Ohio State University. In addition, Jaime has supervised OSU M.Ed. students. She is currently working on a Ph.D. in mathematics education at OSU.
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Virginia Moore

Social Studies Content Specialist, Ohio Resource Center
In addition to eighteen years teaching at the middle and high school level, Virginia Moore has worked extensively with pre-service and classroom teachers to integrate technology with instruction. A social studies consultant with the Ohio Department of Education from 2004-2011, she is currently the social studies resource specialist at the Ohio Resource Center.
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Terry Shiverdecker

Science Content Specialist, Ohio Resource Center
Dr. Terry Shiverdecker taught high school science in Shelby County. She did adjunct work at the University of Cincinnati and Wright State University, Lake Campus. Before joining ORC, Terry was director of secondary curriculum and instruction for the Shelby County ESC. Terry received degrees from Wright State University, Miami University, and the University of Cincinnati.



Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C123-124

8:00am

Controller vs. Controller-less WLAN Networks – how to pick the best WLAN Architecture
In today’s world of mobile device proliferation and increasing demand on your District’s WLAN, network administrators are faced with a myriad of decisions on how to properly deploy their wireless networks. This session will explore these different architectural approaches to better enable networks administrators to map the requirements of the WLAN to which architectural approach best meets those requirements.

Speakers
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David Laliberte

Territory Manger, Aruba Networks
David is the Territory Manager of Aruba Networks



Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
D240-241

8:00am

Is Your Online Content Engaging Your Students?
Access to engaging content is extremely important for your online learning program. At this session you will learn how the new BSNcloud, an open education repository of lessons and units, allows blendedschools.net to provide more engagement for your online courses. Each lesson features auto-scoring practice activities that provide immediate feedback to students giving students specific feedback to check their understanding and provide opportunities for students to manage their own learning.

Speakers
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Jed Friedrichsen

CEO, blendedschools.net
Jed Friedrichsen’s career is dedicated to helping schools build capacity to provide expanded and enriched learning experiences for all students. A decade ago, Jed helped a group of small and rural school districts in Pennsylvania create blendedschools.net. As a not-for-profit corporation,blendedschools.net helps schools deliver robust, engaging learning experiences for students by providing blended and online learning technologies, K-12... Read More →
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Mark Gensimore

Vice President of Business of Development, blendedschools.net
Mark Gensimore currently is the Vice President for Business Development for blendedschools.net. Mark has been working with blendedschools.net since the inception of the not-for-profit organization in 2002. Prior to working with blendedschools.net, Mark was the state administrator for MarcoPolo, coordinating professional development for districts across the state of Pennsylvania on integrating web resources into the classroom. Mark was also the... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
E172 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Preparing Your Network's Architecture for the Mobile Device Explosion
In this session, you’ll learn about the diversity and explosion of mobile devices and applications in education, and how you can prepare your campus’s network in terms of scalability, service survivability, integration, application control and Simpli-Fi-cation – how to do more with less – with Aerohive’s controller-less Wi-Fi and routing solutions.

Speakers
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Nick Gobora

Regional Sales Manager, Aerohive Networks


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
D242-243 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

The Digital Classroom
Technology is a growing factor in the lives of every student and instructor. And like it or not, more and more classrooms are being upgraded with technology. But is that technology being used to its greatest advantage to impact student learning and achievement? The Digital Classroom will explore three of the primary areas that make up the digital classroom: Digital Content, Digital Tools and Digital Best Practices for the Classroom.

Speakers
avatar for DJ West

DJ West

National Educatonal Consultant, McGraw Hill School Education Group
D. J. West is a National Science & Health Consultant with McGraw Hill / Glencoe. He has spent 25 years in science education as a teacher, Dean of Students, Principal, adjunct faculty in Biology at Schoolcraft College and as the Senior Naturalist at the Belle Isle Nature Center. He develop the Achieve program for helping at risk high school students graduate through intervention and alternative programs to meet their specific needs. In his current... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C223

8:00am

CoSN's Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL)tm Certification Program

At this presentation, district education technology leaders will learn about CoSN’s new Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) certification exam and how it will help their careers. Those who pass this rigorous exam will demonstrate to their peers and stakeholders that they have mastered the skills necessary to bring the technology our students need today to compete in the global marketplace of their future.


Speakers
avatar for Keith Krueger

Keith Krueger

CEO, CoSN
Keith R. Krueger is CEO of the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), a nonprofit organization that serves as the voice for K-12 school system technology leaders in North America. CoSN’s mission is to empower educational leaders to leverage technology to realize engaging learning environments. In 2008, Keith was selected by eSchool News as one of ten people who have had a profound impact on educational technology over the last decade. He... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C210-212 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Technology Best Practices and Standards Updates
According to Moore’s Law, technology refreshes every 18 months. How can a school district plan for the future when technology changes so rapidly? This panel discussion will explain the best practices and new and updated standards for educational technology. This includes upgrades to the infrastructure, preparing for online assessments, design and implementation of wireless networks, BYOD, and the digital world of audio/video and more.

Speakers
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John Black

Senior Principal, Heapy Engineering
John Black is a Senior Principal with Heapy Engineering. John joined Heapy Engineering upon receiving a BSEE from Purdue University in 1980 and has served as a Senior Electrical Engineer, Design Team Manager and Manager of Heapy’s Technology Department prior to his current position as Director of Engineering Resources.
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Franklin Brown

Planning Director, Ohio Facilities Construction Commission
Mr. Brown practiced architecture for 22 years before joining the Ohio Department of Education in 1996 where he administered projects under the Classroom Facilities Assistance Program. Franklin has served on the authors committee for the Ohio School Design Manual since 1997 and continues to manage the annual updating process. He served as President of the Ohio Chapter of the Council of School Facilities Planners, International and served as... Read More →
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James Krile

Senior Technology Engineer, Heapy Engineering
Jim is a Senior Technology Systems Designer responsible for Technology, Security, Structured Cabling and AV systems design for design-bid-build and design-build construction. Responsibilities also include maintaining standard systems specifications and Developing In-House Training Curriculum. Jim holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Wright State University.
avatar for Christy Miller

Christy Miller

Presdient & CEO, BCL, Inc.
Ms. Miller offers expert information technology design in network infrastructure, wireless, security, phone systems, managed services, A/V and digital media for school or district-level strategic planning, implementation, and project management for new construction/renovation. She facilitates the discussion of implementing 21st learning infrastructures.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C220-221

8:00am

Owning the Conference -- making OETC a participatory Experience
OETCx Unconference Session

Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 8:45am
C224-225

8:00am

Poetry in Motion: Making Movies on Your iPad
Come, BYOT, and learn to design, shoot, edit and share curriculum-based movies. With your team, choose a poem to illustrate and enhance with pictures, titles, music and voiceovers. Post your accomplishments online and enjoy viewing movies from other teams in the session. Discover how student movie-making deepens learning and serves as a built-in assessment tool! In advance, please have iMovie or another video editing App installed on your device.

Speakers
avatar for Warren Dale

Warren Dale

Technology Consultant, Thornburg Center
Warren Dale has been working with technology in classrooms for the past 25 years, was selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator, elected president of CUELA (Computer Using Educators of Los Angeles) and has served as a frequent presenter of hands-on workshops and cutting-edge technology sessions at schools and conferences around the globe. Since 1981, he has worked for the Los Angeles Unified School District teaching all levels of math and... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 9:30am
D130 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Power Up Your Classroom with INFOhio Tools
Need high-quality, low-cost resources to support the Common Core, the Third Grade Guarantee and Research? INFOhio, Ohio's K-12 digital library, provides you and your students all this and more at your fingertips. This 90-minute, hands-on session gives you the inside track on dozens of free resources you can use to help students at all levels. Even if you've used INFOhio in the past, you'll learn new tricks for getting the most from our battery of digital tools.

Speakers
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Laura Sponhour

Outreach Specialist, INFOhio
Laura Sponhour worked for many years in public relations and communications before finding her true calling in libraries. She helped start the SCLENDS library consortium in her home state of South Carolina and was a media specialist at her high school alma mater before moving to Ohio. And now she considers herself lucky to combine communications and library work with INFOhio.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 9:30am
D131 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Google Apps Outside the Box
This session will focus on using the Google Apps for Education Suite in non-traditional ways. You will learn how to customize Google Apps to your specific needs. Think Google spreadsheets are just for numbers and sorting? Think again. Here you will learn how to take spreadsheets and create interactive forms that will not only look professional, but make work more efficient. We will also look at other Google Apps and how they can be used to your benefit.

Speakers
avatar for Christian Long

Christian Long

Admin. Support & eLearning Staff, Oak Hills Local School District
Christian Long is on the eLearning team, assisting Directors, Administrators and teachers for the Oak Hills Local School District in Cincinnati. He enjoys working with outside school districts that visit Oak Hills to view technology initiatives and programs. Christian holds a Bachelors degree in Telecommunications from Ball State University and a Masters in Secondary Education (soon!) from Xavier University.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 9:30am
C114-115 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

8:00am

Incorporating Technology into Cross-Curricular Project-Based Learning
Uses and implications of technological resources and project-based learning will be shown by a hands-on experience. Participants will also be introduced to a variety of literacy strategies designed to help students understand scientific content through technology.

Speakers
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Sangeeta Gulati

Associate Professor, Univerisity of Rio Grande
Currently working at Univerissity of Rio Grande. I teach courses in Educaitonal Technology, Science Education and Curriculum & Instruction.
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Maggie Harris

Pre-Service Teacher, Univerisity of Rio Grande
I am currently working on my undergraduate education degree and I plan to teach in the adolescent to young adult setting, focusing on life sciences. As a Noyce Scholar and a participant in the Teacher Planning Grant I incorpotated educational technologies into rural classroom settings. I am currently attending the University of Rio Grande and plan to graduate in May of 2012.
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Samantha MacGregor

Pre-Service Teacher, University of Rio Grande
I am currently a senior, working on my Middle School Education licensure. My concentrations are language arts and sciene, where I have an opportunity to incorporate literacy into science. Currently, I am a Noyce Scholar and the vice president of the Middle Childhood Association at the University of Rio Grande.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 8:00am - 9:30am
C112-113 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

9:00am

Respecting the Keynote--Bloggers Cafe
Want to experience the OETC keynote speaker in a different way? Want to interact, not just sit and get? Join the OETCx Unconference Interactive Keynote. We will tweet, run a back channel, cheer, hopefully not boo, and get to know each other.

Tuesday February 12, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am
C224-225

9:30am

Show & Tell: It’s Not Just for 2nd Grade

“Show & Tell” used to be just an activity for elementary students. However, with so many new digital tools available, Show & Tell has actually become an integral part of everyday life (unless you're coming from a trip to Vegas). Students and teachers have ways to express their personal curiosity, interest and abilities like never before. Let’s explore some of the ways these new tools and resources are impacting teaching and learning in the digital age.


Speakers
avatar for Max Brooks

Max Brooks

Discovery
Max is a life-long learner/sharer who pulls inspiration from all things 'techucational'…like robotics, making movies, and proving what learners know with eportfolios. His roots as a classroom educator, department coordinator, and technology facilitator in Washington, DC assist him in working with schools and districts to support their teaching and learning initiatives. The “print-to-digital” transition is full of challenging... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Grand Ballroom

10:00am

Video Games in the Classroom: A Professional Development Course
1. Participants will learn practical aspects of using project-based learning to teach molecular biology, with video game design being the project. 2. Participants will learn the basics of writing a Game Design Document. 3. Participants will learn how to apply the principles of good game design to students' science game designs. 4. Participants will also learn practical considerations of inviting a scientist to participate in a multi-week game development project.

Speakers
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Melanie Stegman

Director, Federation of American Scientists
Melanie A. Stegman, Ph.D., is the director of the Learning Technologies Program at the Federation of American Scientists. The program focuses on the innovative use of technology to present molecular science to students and the public. Convinced that cellular biology is the greatest fantasy world and biochemistry is an inherently fun puzzle, Stegman is making games to teach the average human how cells work. Current projects include 1) evaluating... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
E150 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:30am

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo invites you to bring your group to the Zoo virtually! Through interactive distance learning, encounter some of the Zoo's animals, explore their natural habitats and learn about conservation issues affecting them. Experience all this Zoo fun without having to leave your school. Join us at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference to learn more.


Speakers
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Cathy Ryan-Smith

Education Specialist, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cathy Ryan-Smith is an education specialist with Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in the Conservation Education Division. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo's distance learning program was a 2008 receipient of the Computerworld Honors Program and awarded the 21st Century Achievement Award in Media, Arts and Entertainment for interactive wireless distance learning.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:30am - 4:30pm
Hall C Mash Lab

10:30am

Farmtastic AgVentures - Agriculture in Video Conferencing

The East Central Ohio Educational Service Center, in partnership with the Farm Bureau Agency of Tuscarawas and Jefferson Counties have partnered to develop and deliver a 6 lesson series of agriculture-based video conferences. These are designed to show students the real-life connection that each one of us have to Agriculture in Ohio and in the world.


Speakers
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Rita Lahmers

Teacher, ECOESC
Rita is a retired teacher as well as active member of the Farm Bureau Agency. She is now delivering Agriculture information and lessons to teachers in the service region.
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Michele Specht

Organization Director, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio Farm Bureau
Michele is the Director of the Farm Bureau Agency in Tuscarawas and Jefferson County. As the Director, she works tirelessly to support the efforts and education of the Farm Bureau and makes every effort to stay connected to our classrooms through technology. Her partnership with ECOESC has led to this Farmtastic Agventures series.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:30am - 4:30pm
Hall C Mash Lab

10:45am

Using Pinterest to Learn about Assistive Technology
Pinterest is a free website that allows you to create and share virtual bulletin boards of images and videos. It's an awesome place to find great recipes, crafts and decorating ideas, BUT it's also become a site to enhance your professional learning. This hands-on session will focus on the use of Pinterest to broaden your knowledge of assistive technology devices and apps. You will also discover how to use Pinterest boards to organize your web resources.

Speakers
avatar for Patti Porto

Patti Porto

Consultant, State Support Team 3
Patti Porto serves on State Support Team Region 3 in the areas of assistive technology and school improvement. She previously worked at the Family Child Learning Center involved in federal grant projects focusing on AT. As a faculty member for the Ohio Assistive Technology Distance Learning Project, she developed and taught online courses in AT. In addition, she has taught undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in augmentative communication... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C120-122 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Analog Thinking in Digital Times
A look at current and past multiple technological phenomena that replicate analog pedagogical practice, only digitally. A hands-on covering how to apply technologies so that the unique characteristics and advantages they provide are utilized and contribute value add to the learning environment.

Speakers
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Jennifer Elliot

Assistant Professor Instructional Design & Technology, University of Cincinnati


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C226 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

1:1 at Indian Valley High School

Indian Valley Local Schools implemented a 1:1 Technology Initiative at our high school this school year where all high school students received netbooks and high school teachers received iPad's with Apple TV's. This session will go over the whole process of making this initiative a reality, the infrastructure upgrades that were needed to make it work and the benefits we have already seen in flipping the classrooms under this initiative.


Speakers
avatar for Brian Dittfeld

Brian Dittfeld

Technology Director, Indian Valley Local Schools
Technology Director at Indian Valley Local Schools and a Google Certified Trainer.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
D240-241

10:45am

An Orientation to Text-to-Speech (TTS) Technology
TTS systems allow the user to read text on a computer and adjust various parameters such as the rate at which the text is spoken, the voice. We will discuss why they are becoming a standard tool in the educator's toolbox, what they have to offer for students with disabilities and why you should use them.

Speakers
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Abdirahim Abdi

ATTC Coordinator, Ohio State University
Abdirahim Abdi graduated from the Ohio State University with a degree in Computer Science, minor in Linguistics. As a student technician for the Office for Disability Services (ODS) during his undergraduate years, upon graduation, he was offered and accepted the position of Assistive-Technology Coordinator at ODS. He is now responsible for overseeing the adaptive and assistive technologies offered by ODS, currently available to students with... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
E160 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Android Tablet 1:1 Rollout, Pains, Pitfalls, Lessons and Best Practices

National Trail High School initially tested tablets in the high school during the 2011-2012 school year and followed up this year with a complete 1:1 rollout with a 7" Android 4.0.3 ICS Tablet. This session will cover building changes, teaching modifications, PD performed, devices selected, parent orientations, rules and regulations, maintenance requirements, mistakes made, as well as the student usage and their perceptions of the project.


Speakers
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Theresa Johnson

Teacher, National Trail Elementary School
Theresa is a art teacher that has been using technology tools to supplement her class curriculum for several years.
avatar for Brian Pool

Brian Pool

Technology Coordinator, National Trail Local Schools
1989 Graduate of Miami University in Systems Analysis. 23 Year AF Veteran with 9 years instructional and 20 years IT experience. Started as a teaching Technology Coordinator in 2003 for National Trail Local Schools. Maintains 700+ workstations, 500 tablets, 10 servers. Maintains and codes customized Moodle installations for the school. Teaches half a normal schedule of high school computer classes on computer hardware.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C210-212 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Bloomin' iPads (Bloom's Taxonomy)
This session will look at iPad Apps for the classroom with an eye towards Bloom's Taxonomy. Two sample lessons will be demonstrated with iPad apps used for the complete lesson.

Speakers
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Bill Mooney

Technology Consultant, ITSCO
Bill Mooney has worked for ITSCO Instructional Technology Services of Central Ohio for five years and specializes in the fields of iPad's, eReaders, and Online learning.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
E162 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Climbing the SMART Board Mountain: Starting/Finding Your Base Camp
Interactive whiteboards have become a more predominate teaching tool prompting a change in our current/future curriculum techniques. Although this session will be conducted using a SMART Board IWB, the techniques/strategies discussed are universal to the many types of IWB. Participants will be equipped with ideas on: starting, physical boarding techniques, how IWBs increase student achievement, content-based ideas, classroom management strategies, & so much more. Plus get Kliked!

Speakers
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Bret Gensburg

Teacher Educator, University of Akron
Before transitioning to the university, I previously taught HS mathematics for Alliance HS (Alliance, Ohio), but I have worked with schools all over the country with integrating interactive boards into classrooms on all levels and subjects. Currently, I am a PhD student at the University of Akron, in Akron, Ohio, in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Technology Integration. At UA, I have taught “Integrating and Implementing Technology... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
D233-235 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Create Web-TV Channels With US Education TV, For Free!
As a teacher of Video Productions and Coordinator of an educational TV station for North Canton City Schools, I work with dozens of video files each week. Recently we found US Education TV http://www.useducationtv.com/corp/. This free service works with schools to create and host online and live streaming channels. The service will also assist with the development of marketing and advertising strategies to create a long term sustainable flow of revenue. A great way to pay for those gadgets.

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Benjamin Draher

Video Production Instructor, Hoover High School
Video Production instructor at Hoover High School. Freelance film and video editor, animator, and cinematographer. Received Bachelor of Science in Communication from
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Tom Wilson

Coordinator of District Television, North Canton City Schools
Tom Wilson is a Hoover High School Video Productions Teacher, and Coordinator of District Television who has over 20 years experience in producing, directing, editing, and filming. In recent years, Tom has lent his talents to several independent films and documentaries. Wilson brings aspects of each professional experience to the classroom, where he has instructed for 16 years. Wilson’s program has received two regional Emmy Nominations for... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
D232

10:45am

Design A Better Blended Course: An Introduction To Quality Matters 6-12 Rubric Standards
Quality Matters in a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a process to ensure quality in online and blended courses through the use of The Grades 6-12 Rubric. This session will introduce participants to the rubric standards and provide information on how teachers may apply the standards to the online component of their courses to improve the quality of instruction. The presenter, Luke Burton, is a certified Quality Matters 6-12 course reviewer.

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Luke Burton

Technology Integration Specialist, Mid-Ohio ESC
HS Science teacher (10 years) Technology Integration Specialist (4 years)


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C213-215 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Holy Augmented Reality, Techman!: A Beginners Guide to Augmented Reality
It's a bird...it's a plane...it's Augmented Reality (AR)! If you've ever wanted to learn what AR is, or would like to learn about it's implementations in the mobile world, join our session for a brief introduction. We will cover general concepts of AR, discuss what the general developmental process would look like, as well as a brief overview of the available developmental platforms. And the best part? You don't have to have any coding knowledge to attend. Be dazzled! Be amazed! Be augmentified!

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Larissa Borcz

Student Programmer, The Ohio State University: Digital Union
Larissa Borcz, from the Digital Union at The Ohio State University, has instructed staff and faculty in digital content creation for the last 5 years. Focusing on utilizing technology in education, she researches and evaluates emerging technologies, and their usefulness in an academic setting. Majored in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and minored in Computer Information Science and Business.
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Jonathan Diehl

Student Programmer, The Ohio State University: Digital Union
Jonathan Diehl, from the Digital Union at The Ohio State University, has instructed staff and faculty in digital content creation for the last 5 years. Focusing on utilizing technology in education, he teaches workshops on topics from eBooks to InDesign. Majored in Plant Cellular and Molecular Biology, and minored in Economics.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
E151 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

The Ohio Performance Assessment Pilot Project - Online Professional Development
Participants in this session will get a sneak preview of the online professional development modules for the Ohio Performance Assessment Pilot Project, as well as an overview of the project, and they will have an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of the project coordinator.

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Lauren Monowar-Jones

Project Coordinator, Ohio Department of Education
Lauren has been working with the ODE for six years. She started working with the Office of Curriculum as a Science Consultant. She also worked in the Office of Assessment on the OGT and OAA science tests. She now leads the Ohio Performance Assessment Pilot Project for the department. Lauren holds a PhD in Astronomy and is an Adjunct instructor at the Columbus State Community College. She has published an astronomy exercises book for college and a... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C216 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Using Mobile Devices in the Classroom: the Student's Point of View and Are We There Yet?
Do you know the difference between mobile ios, android, Linux based devices and their applications in and out of the classroom? Do you know mobile devices can be used as assessment systems with Google Apps? What type of wireless network do I need to support these devices? Did you know students can be your best ambassador for learning and implementation in the classroom? If you are not sure how to answer any of the above question this session is for you.

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Katie Brickner

Senior, Hopewell-Loudon Schools
Katie Brickner is a new addition to the Tech Team this year. She is and Apple ios and Android user. Katie is in Post-Secondary Option Classes and with Varsity Band
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Eric Cassidy

Juinor, Hopewell-Loudon Schools
Eric Cassidy has presented at local and state technology conferences in the past on the use of mobile devices in the classroom a students point of view. Eric is a CCNT student, varsity band member and adept to android and Apple iOS devices.
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Nichole Jiran

Superintendent, Hopewell-Loudon Schools
Ms. Jiran is in her first year as superintendent at Hopewell-Loudon. Her previous experience has included that of teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Miami University and her Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati. She has been in education for 20 years and loves technology. Her latest project is a Twitter page for the school district.
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Kelly Stahl

Assistant Principal, Hopewell-Loudon Schools
Ms. Stahl is in her third year as assistant principal and is the Hopewell-Loudon’s curriculum coordinator. Her efforts with the teachers leadership teams as resulted in continued excellence in the primary and secondary building in our district.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
D230-231

10:45am

Challenges in Designing a Collaborative Classroom (as it relates to AV)
21st Century Classrooms demand more A/V technology than a TV and DVD player to be effective. The design of these classrooms needs to provide benefits to students, teachers and administrators alike. This session will provide an in-depth discussion on challenges you will face when incorporating A/V technologies in your classroom and strategies for successful implementation that benefits all stakeholders.

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anthony cortes

Dir of Sales, Extron Electronics
Anthony Cortes is the Director of Sales & Marketing, K12 Classroom Systems for Extron Electronics. He is the key individual in the development and execution of Classroom System programs at Extron and has spent the last several years focused on the education market. Anthony’s extensive work with K-12 schools and education resellers gives him an unique perspective on the current state, and the future direction of Classroom AV Systems.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C125

10:45am

FileWave - Mobile Device Management, Software Deployment Update Tools, Inventory Reporting
Mobile Device Management - Inventory Reporting district Hardware and Software - Self Service Kiosk Software deployment - District Wide Software Deployment and Update Tools - Booth #100

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David Elliott

VP of Engineering, FileWave Endpoint Mangement
As the VP of Engineering at FileWave, David Elliott has been able to effectively articulate complex ideas in a simplified way for all to understand. David has had success working with businesses where technology is really making an impact. ?Most IT departments are reducing staff, while increasing their technology demands. That?s where FileWave shines. We help IT departments manage their technology while keeping the learning curve very short.?
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Rob Sanders

Account Executive, FileWave Inc.
Education solutions provider for 20 years. Former Apple employee. Filewave account executive for 5 years.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
D246 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Going Beyond BYOD: Addressing Capacity, Ease of Use and the Wireless Unknowns
Schools everywhere are facing issues with security, device and user access management and wireless performance in the age of BYOD. This talk will outline how to design a WLAN optimized for both high user density and the proliferation of voice and video applications – today and in the future.

Speakers
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Greg Kamer

Pre-Sales Engineer, Ruckus Wireless
I am a geek first and foremost. I love wifi. I love talking about it, and I love working with it. I love meeting new people and talking shop. Communication is important to me and that is why I like to work in the technology field in order to help teams organize and achieve more.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C223

10:45am

Introducing ilearnOhio: Your Source for Online Learning

ilearnOhio is the state’s comprehensive elearning platform for P-20 education. It brings together a web-based clearinghouse of high-quality digital resources and online courses with a learning management system. In this session, participants will learn about key aspects of the platform, preview system features and functionalities and find out how to use the system to support their e-learning initiatives.


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Nicole Luthy

Director, Ohio Resource Center
Nicole Carter Luthy is Director of the Ohio Resource Center at The Ohio State University. During her career in education—which began as a classroom teacher—Nicole has led numerous state projects and worked extensively in e-learning, curriculum, and professional development.



Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C123-124

10:45am

Mimio Magic
Mimio technology is easily utilized to create and enhance instruction for the early primary student. The magic of Mimio engages the younger learner. This presentation will demonstrate how Mimio is used to teach, remediate and assess first graders. Participates will view and participate in Mimio lessons designed to engage early primary students. Sample lessons will depict a day in first grade using Mimio. The lessons will represent core subjects and be interactive.

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Fayette Adams

Mimio Master/Certified Trainer, Assessment Technologies
Fayette L. Adams, lifelong educator, graduated from Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio in 1989 with a degree in elementary education and masters in administration Fayette strongly believes that one does not need to teach from a book or manual to be successful. Engaging the students in their learning is the key to success. Fayette has been able to utilize technology to enhance teaching which in turn will enhance students to become lifelong... Read More →


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
E170 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Taking your Digital Content to the Next Level using Curriculum Loft and Kuno
Are you using digital resources? Has your school been thinking about one-to-one? Learn how you can begin to collaborate and consolidate various digital teaching resources - video clips, websites, Word/Excel, PowerPoint files, SMART files, and ExamView. Learn how to align customized content to state standards and sync curriculum to student devices. We’ll also show how student devices can be managed at a teacher or district level, giving you control over which apps/resources students can access.

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JR Suppes

Educational Consultant, CIM Technology Solutions
JR has been an education consultant in Ohio for eight years. He received his BA and MS in secondary education and athletic administration from Bowling Green State University. JR was an athletic director, head football coach and teacher for 13 years prior to joining CIM.


Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
E171 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

The New ProgressBook® ParentAccess
Software Answers is overhauling ProgressBook ParentAccess with a new look, added functionality, mobile capabilities and increased security! Thousands of teachers and parents have gone through Beta testing, and ParentAccess will be available for wide release this spring. Come see what’s new as well as shout out your likes and wishes for future enhancements!

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Heather Cronbaugh

Product Manager, ProgressBook by Software Answers
Heather Cronbaugh has extensive experience in education, gifted and special education, state reporting and technology for advancing education. Ms. Cronbaugh is a Software Answers Product Manager for ProgressBook Suite modules, guiding the direction of technology that supports school district accountability and technology used to help streamline operations, reduce expenses and boost student academic achievement.



Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
D244-245 400 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43215 USA

10:45am

Thinkgate® Elements® Instructional Improvement System Demonstration

Thinkgate® Elements® Instructional Improvement Solution (IIS) demonstration. Thinkgate® has designed the Elements® IIS interface and platform with a teacher-focus in mind. Our mission is to make Elements® so intuitive and easy to use, and the information for the classroom so robust and simple to compile – that teachers regard it as an invaluable classroom management tool. As a result, administrators deliver a system to the teachers that they want to use, not one that they have to use.


Speakers
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Pam Rhea

Vice President, Solution Services, Thinkgate
Pam Rhea leads a services team whose main responsibilities surround the initial and ongoing care of all Thinkgate clients. This group exists to provide the following support: implementation and project management, client support, technical support, sales support, client partnerships, product training and documentation, and professional development. She has served to provide expertise in product training, conference support, best practices and... Read More →



Tuesday February 12, 2013 10:45am - 11:30am
C222