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Welcome to the 21st Annual ASSET Technology Conference
March 18, 2019

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Monday, March 18
 

7:15am

Registration
Be sure to stop by our Registration Table before heading to the Ballroom for breakfast.  Here you will get your pre-printed badge, conference bag and information about CTLE credit.  Stop by anytime you have questions. 

Monday March 18, 2019 7:15am - 8:15am
Main Lobby

7:30am

Breakfast
Join us in the Ballroom for a light breakfast as you prepare for a great day of learning.  

Our Welcome and Keynote will begin at 8:15 am in the Ballroom.

Monday March 18, 2019 7:30am - 8:15am
Ballroom

8:00am

Exhibitors' Expo
Please be sure to visit the 80 tables of our exhibitors and sponsors to learn more about their services and products.  There is something for everyone at this conference!

Classroom Teachers
Special Area Teachers
Building Administrators
District Administrators
Technology Directors

Monday March 18, 2019 8:00am - 2:45pm
Registration Area

8:15am

WELCOME & KEYNOTE
Welcome to the 2019 ASSET Technology Conference.  


Monday March 18, 2019 8:15am - 9:30am
Ballroom

9:50am

Communicating With your School Community Through Social Media
The primary responsibility of a school is to ensure a positive and secure learning environment for its students, staff, and visitors. Districts can ensure a positive environment with proper utilization of and monitoring through social media.  Social media has become a prevalent back drop to our society and a main form of communication between individuals, organizations, and the public as a whole.

Core BTS is a leading technology provider with experience helping schools with Social Media solutions. We will discuss multiple methods and strategies districts can use in implementing appropriate policy, messaging and level of monitoring.  From SEO recovery to full-service, on-site Social Media Management to forensic monitoring – how you operate each platform requires tactical planning depending on the desired outcome.

Presenters
avatar for CORE BTS

CORE BTS

Transforming IT experiences – It is what we do. Core has accepted the responsibility: to listen, learn, and communicate to create, provide, and support innovative technology solutions for its valued customers, employees, and investors. Since 1984, Core BTS, Inc., has provided business... Read More →

Sponsors

Monday March 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Wildwood

9:50am

ILB for Poster Session Setup
Monday March 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Savoy

9:50am

K-8 Investigate the Powers of STEAM (w/students)
Join our session and interact with our K-8 STEAM teams in action! #WeArePlainedge strives to provide STEAM/STREAM experiences for all students during the core school day where students are given the opportunity to unleash their talents and varied intelligences. Our staff has designed collaborative STEAM classes for all elementary students, makerspace/STREAM classes for all middle school students, and a TV production elective at our high school. Learn about some of the STEAM/STREAM tools we use such as Bloxels, DoInk Green Screen, Turing Tumbles, Dash and Dot and Makey Makey. Hear how we further involve the community to develop support of STEAM/STREAM by creating events such as a Student Connection Earth Day Robotics event and a K-8 STEAM/STREAM Night. Resources will be shared with participants to help you launch similar community events. Use of Eventbrite to manage community event registration will be demonstrated. Be inspired and empowered to increase your students’ K-8 STEAM/STREAM experiences.


Monday March 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Belmont

9:50am

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: George Couros "Your Digital Footprint"
Your Digital Footprint 


Description: We all have a digital footprint, as do our schools and organisations. “Googling” ourselves makes this apparent whether we have had any say in it or not. As individuals and as schools, what can we do to actually shape this footprint? With open sharing of our learning, a digital footprint can easily be developed for either an individual, school or organisation. This is not about branding as much as it is about modeling for our students that we are learners along with them.


Keynote Speaker
avatar for George Couros

George Couros

My name is George Couros, and I am currently an “Innovative Teaching, Learning, and Leadership Consultant”, as well as the author of “The Innovator’s Mindset“.  Formerly, I was the Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada, and have over 17 years of experience as an educator, in a myriad of roles from K-12. I am passionate about distributed leadership within my division, and believe that creating a collaborative environment with all stakeholders, will help to ensure that we meet the best needs of all children.It is important to me that we always work to get do “what is best for kids”, and I appreciate discus... Read More →


Monday March 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Banfi

9:50am

Learn how Pearson Content Across all K-12 subject Areas Now Connects with Google Classroom and Google Docs
As a Google Premier Partner, Pearson is excited to share our new integration features with both Google Classroom and Google docs. In this workshop, we will provide a detailed view of how our k-12 content across all subject areas, including some great interactive digital tools, can be easily shared with Google Classroom. In addition, we will highlight some of our new and updated data analytic tools to help teachers make more informed decisions about classroom instruction. 

Sponsors

Monday March 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Eisenhower

9:50am

Making Student Voices Heard: Podcasting and Video Tutorials
Having technology in our classrooms gives us the unique opportunity to allow our students to reach outside the four walls of the classroom to a wider, authentic audience. We will be highlighting two projects that exemplify this from our sixth grade classrooms: Our sixth grade Podcasting unit and our sixth grade Math and Technology Student Tutorials. Participants will be given ideas and templates for use in their own classrooms as well as hear from our teachers about the challenges and successes with these programs. This presentation will provide inspiration and support for anyone interested in redefining the way they use technology in their classroom.

Districts
Presenters
AG

Amy Gigliobianco

Instructional Coach, Oceanside UFSD


Monday March 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Executive 2

9:50am

Problem Based Learning: Transforming Classroom and Students' Mindset
"Problem Based Learning is changing the way students learn in and beyond the classroom. We will discuss how to provide students with a tailored approach to their education by allowing them to explore their interests and strengths in an authentic learning environment. Join us for an instructive and informative hands-on experience that you’ll want to bring back to your students and colleagues. We will guide you through an actual PBL lesson and give you tips and tricks to transform any lesson to have a more problem based approach. Topics include: Transforming the Traditional School Setting, The Seven Essentials of Problem Based Learning, Exploring Depth of Knowledge, Formulating Driving Questions, The Importance of Technology in the PBL Classroom, G Suite and 1:1 Chromebooks, Developing 21st Century Skills, Challenges and Solutions, Q&A
Come see how Comsewogue is changing the learning experience for their students."


Monday March 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Executive 1

9:50am

SnappyXO Design (w/students)
"In this workshop, staff from the South Huntington UFSD and the SnappyXO team will lead attendees through a series of hands-on robot and mechanical design exercises using the SnappyXO robot kit and the MotionGen app to design and prototype simpler mechanical contraptions to more complex machines and robots. In the process, attendees will be able to experience first-hand how to incorporate significant design activities in the classroom while teaching STEM concepts.

SnappyXO robot kits have been used in a High School Robotics Competition organized by South Huntington SD and ExtremeSTEAM program as well as in several robotics camps, workshops, and Hackathon. For example, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0S-HURPaiAo for a short presentation on the two-week summer Robotics camp for 6th-11th grade students from 15 different schools on Long Island. The program was sponsored and organized by Stony Brook University MTRC program.

SnappyXO Design (http://www.snappyxo.com) is an innovative, affordable, and customizable design-driven robotics education framework for K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions. This framework enables students from elementary to high-school to be creative and inventive while learning STEM concepts in an engineering design context. The framework has been supported by grants from National Science Foundation and SUNY Research Foundation and is invented by an award-winning professor of Mechanical Engineering from Stony Brook University. It consists of a patent-pending robot kit, which is intuitive, low-cost, and customizable, and a mobile app called MotionGen to help students design robot motions, prototype, and program them. The robot kit works with off-the-shelf electronics, open source software, such as Arduino, and employs an open architecture to allow users to design and make their own parts."


Monday March 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Hargrave

9:50am

Student Agency Already Exists, if You Know Where to Look
As education leaders, we often talk about student agency—making students active participants in their own learning. This is a major element within personalized learning and a critical component of 21st century education.
So how do we promote literacy agency in our classrooms and across our districts? And how can we help our students make thoughtful, informed decisions about their learning especially when it comes to reading and literacy?
In this research-based session, Jan Bryan, Ed.D., National Education Officer at Renaissance, will present how to use formative assessment to give students a greater stake in their own success. Explore:
• Definitions of student agency, along with common misconceptions

• Formative assessment practices that make learning more meaningful and more purposeful

• Strategies for engaging students with texts and increasing motivation

•    Examples of effective agency in action

Presenters
Sponsors
avatar for Renaissance Learning, Inc.

Renaissance Learning, Inc.

Contact Person: Angela KnollEducational Technology - Assessment and Practice Software


Monday March 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Melville

9:50am

Student Movie Making for Red Carpet Engagement
"Lights! Camera! Unleash talent! Student-created movies are a blockbuster approach to engage your learners and have them hold the ticket to their own knowledge.

Let’s go the movies! We’ll share screenplay plans and direct you to opening day of your own classroom cinema! With movie creation, students learn by doing and sharing, retain more concepts, and are able to express themselves at an innovative level that supports higher-order thinking skills.

Be the popcorn-munching audience, then the edutech-wielding producer, as we share behind-the-scenes tips of award-winning classroom silver screen tools. Starring in our session will be WeVideo, Flipgrid, Screencastify, Google Slides, BrainPop Movie Maker, EdPuzzle, Veescope, Green Screen by Do Ink, Apple Clips, and more!

We’re rated G for ALL grades! See you on the red carpet!"


Monday March 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Pindar

9:50am

The Autonomous Learner: Facilitating Self-Directed Learning in the 21st Century Classroom
Today’s students have access to the entirety of human knowledge in their pockets. When knowledge is no longer a commodity, the role of the teacher must change from the traditional “broker of information” to that of a guide or mentor on the student’s individual quest for knowledge. This presentation will focus on project based teaching frameworks that facilitate self directed research, problem solving, self assessment, revision, and goal setting (long and short term). Various classroom applications will be discussed ranging from short classroom activities to entire student designed units with rubrics, exams, review material, and more. The material and practices to be discussed will be most beneficial in secondary classroom settings that have internet access for each student, but can be modified to accommodate teachers in other settings.

Districts
Presenters

Monday March 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Executive 3

9:50am

The Free and Easy way to Go Live with Youtube & Morning News Show Northport (with students)
OBS Studio is a free program that allows users to easily record studio quality videos or to broadcast live to a YouTube channel. In this workshop, participants will learn to set up the software, use the green screen effects and integrate it with their YouTube channel.


Monday March 18, 2019 9:50am - 10:35am
Mattituck

10:45am

Digital Generation - Interdependent Learning Activities Through Remote Collaboration

Digital Generation is a collaborative course offered in conjunction with Stony Brook University. Students explore topics including how to build a strong web presence, leveraging social media, producing professional marketing and presentation materials, creating engaging video content, developing digital portfolios, and utilizing distance learning and mobile devices as learning tools. Extensive participation in a cross-district, multi-school team project allows students to experience remote working environments that have become the norm in the modern workforce. Students will be showcasing their collaborative projects that were presented to administrators at Stony Brook University, as well as detailing the dynamic process of working remotely with peers from other districts to accomplish shared goals.


Districts
Presenters

Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Interactive Playground
Come interact with students, teachers and administrators from multiple school districts and learn about all they are doing to engage students in learning.

Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Jayhawks for the Future
The world is becoming more paperless. It’s not a matter of opinion, rather a fact. So many districts throughout the United States have accepted a paperless approach to education, however the change some schools have accepted can be embraced by many more. By starting in our own district, we decided that we could make a change as a group of students. With the support of a teacher of ours and administration, our group helped push students toward a paperless mindset. Students that despised the absence of paper before have now ditched binders and notebooks, and started to use technology. This use of technology has not only decreased the carbon footprint of our district, but it has presented students with amazing alternatives to classroom norms. Learn how our team pushed a small paperless initiative to ultimately minimize the environmental effect of our district.

Districts
Presenters

Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

nFUSZ NotifiEDU Interactive Videos
NFUSZ would like to be a sponsor for this event as well as present our first ever interactive video technology, where in-video clickable icons allow you to access websites, direct email, documents, videos, music, schedule meetings, purchase items, etc...the possibilities are endless...

Districts
Presenters
avatar for Lou Antonetti

Lou Antonetti

HS Principal, Sachem CSD
Presenting first of its kind interactive video from VERB, Inc...Inspire Action


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Virtual Enterprises - Emerging Workspaces with Sway

Virtual Enterprises is an in-school entrepreneurship program in which students establish and manage a company that replicates the functions and demands of a real business. Westhampton Beach High School's Virtual Enterprises team, Sway, creates a variety of hammocks for home and office use, made from 100% recycled fibers. Sway has a strong emphasis on incorporating hammocks into corporate workspaces and educational institutions. During the Interactive Playground session, the Sway VE team will have sample hammocks on display that may be used in a workplace or school setting. Additionally, Virtual Enterprises students will share data that supports the mental and physical health benefits of hammocks.


Districts
Presenters

Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

@ctivate Language Learning with Technology
Members of our panel will offer ideas for using a variety of apps and websites to support students learning any language. In addition, we will discuss how we use technology to support ELLs in content classes. Participants will have the opportunity to experiment with the featured tools. 

Districts
Presenters

Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Bringing Coding into the Real World: Connecting Hardware to Scratch
Coding is more than a keyboard and a screen. Students can connect hardware such as Makey Makey and Microbit to the block based coding program Scratch to create new inventions, design custom controllers and bring student ideas to life. Teachers will become familiar with the tools and collaborate on ideas to incorporate this technology into curriculum. This interactive workshop will allow teachers to learn through hands-on experience with Makey Makey, Microbit and Scratch 3.0. 

Districts
Presenters
KH

Keri Haas

Sachem SD


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Building A Sense of Community With a Morning News Program
We will share information about our weekly morning news show and the ways other schools can replicate our program to meet their needs. Various forms of technology will be shared including Microsoft One Drive, Google Drive, iMovie, Final Cut Pro, Digital Video Cameras, Lighting, Green Screen and audio. 

Districts
Presenters
GM

George Maurer

Levittown UFSD


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Building Independence Through TEACCH and Technology
Independence is a goal I keep in mind in when creating programming for each of my students. What does Independence look like for them? What supports can I give them to increase their Independence? Through TEACCH methodologies and access to technology my classroom has become one where individual accomplishments are celebrated and students are encouraged to independently navigate their world.


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

10:45am

Calling Future Gamemasters: Classcraft Awaits!
Class Craft is a program that allows teachers to turn their classroom into a video game. Students become avatars in the game and complete quests to learn new material. In addition, it can be used to transform classroom management, enhance formative assessments, and unleash student creativity! Implementing growth mindset activities, cooperative learning, and intrinsic motivation will be a breeze! Come learn how to gamify your classroom! Video Link:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtzr5B-fcLA&feature=share 

Districts
Presenters
avatar for Mary-Lynn Karpenske

Mary-Lynn Karpenske

Teacher, Harborfields CSD
I am a tech-loving, energetic, middle school English teacher who loves learning about new and exciting ways to enhance my lessons! Talk to me about how gamifying the classroom can enhance student engagement and make individualized learning a breeze!


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Collaborative Coding: Empowering students to learn to code together.
Coding should not look like a silent classroom with students working independently. The OYOClass platform turns the classroom into a collaborative world. Student Mentors become leaders in the class, and this creates a community of learners. The seventh-grade coding curriculum at Merrick Avenue introduces students to several different programming languages. During that time students create projects in those languages that allow them to choose their own paths and interests. The capstone project takes all of their skills and creates a showcase for their work in the form of a website portfolio. 


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Come Play with The First Grade Whiz Kids on Our Playground
Come and play with these first graders as they teach YOU how to take charge of your own learning using Seesaw for Schools. Prepare to be amazed as these 6 year old tech whizzes help you climb to the top with an apex academic portfolio that showcases all your academic strengths, and yes, even your weaknesses. These techies will swing you through math, slide you through science, jump into English Language Learning, and more! 

Districts
Presenters
RW

Rachel Walczyk

Longwood CSD


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Connected Community Learning: Personalized Learning for Students and Teachers
What if miles, subjects, time, and titles didn’t place constraints on learning in your school district? What if your students and teachers were given the opportunity to own their own learning? This session will explore how the kidOYO platform has motivated students across all grade levels, K-12, to learn many coding languages but also develop their personalized learning paths. Learning beyond pedagogy, many students are going home and doing self-paced modules outside of their assigned work to earn badges! Similarly, staff members are racing to complete online PD Courses and Challenges to earn PD hours and badges. We will also explore the ways we are using kidOYO to raise morale, excitement, and engagement for all. The best part...districts can connect these communities and build environments together. Let’s connect. 

Districts
Presenters
avatar for Audra Beberman

Audra Beberman

East Williston UFSD
EK

Edward Kemnitzer

East Williston UFSD


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Creating Preferable Futures
There are three kinds of futures; possible, probable, and preferable. All too often those trying to both innovate and sustain technology based innovations need to recognize and respect the process of successful planning by overlooking or lacking the futuring processes needed to embed and more importantly, align their exciting change with their deeper purposes. This workshop will show decision maker skills and strategies they can use to engage everyone to view their probable future and decide whether this matches with their preferred future so that they can action design to realize their want.


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Cultivating Critical Thinkers with Learn To Code
How can we create a new generation of critical thinkers and collaborators? The issues of tomorrow can not be solved with the ideas of today. In this workshop attendees will be introduced to the Learn to Code curriculum and Swift Playgrounds as a platform to foster critical thinking.

Districts
Presenters

Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Curiosity Commons: ENL Students and the Library Learning Commons
In this session, the ENL teacher and Library Media Specialist will explain the learning commons model and demonstrate how the model benefits ENL students. The session will include a variety of high-tech and low-tech hands-on makerspace activities that promote language acquisition, problem solving, socialization, and cultural exchange. ENL students will be present to facilitate some of the activities.

Presenters

Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Datability Web: Easy Data Collection & Analysis for Better Student Outcomes
As a special education teacher and a lover of technology, I'm always looking for software to help streamline my day and keep me organized. When our district gave us chrome books, I looked everywhere for a program that would help me collect data on my student's IEP goals. When I couldn't find anything to suit my needs, I decided to start my own company and create one my self. Through my company, Dembry LLC, I produced Datability Web, a web based data collection program. Users can import their IEP goals, then receive reminders when it's time to collect data. Datability Web produces full color reports with graphed percentages, full color pictures, and notes.

Districts
Presenters

Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Digital Gatekeeping: Securing Student Data in the Digital Age
Cybersecurity has become paramount as schools increasingly rely on technology for data collection and instruction. As the gatekeepers of student data, school districts need to build a “digital moat” to protect student data. How do you build a “digital moat”? With increased network security, cyber-awareness, and cybersecurity training.


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Flip Out: Flipping Your Classroom
Have you ever been interested in flipping your classroom? Do you feel like you need to change your day to day pedagogy? This presentation will go over the steps to create lecture or instructional videos that students can watch for homework and how to incorporate Edpuzzle to embed questions to check for student understanding (and to make sure they watched).  Through this, teachers can utilize the classroom for small group or one on one instruction to work on skill and project-based learning.  While this session will utilize Social Studies as the model, any subject could benefit from the flipped model.


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Full STEAM Ahead to the Carnival!
This presentation will show how students can become the designers of their own carnival to develop collaboration and business skills while showing off their creative talents. Using mathematics and technology classes, as well as the engineering design process learned in science class, lessons on probability, coding, algebra, geometry, and science have given students empowerment in their learning while becoming confident problem solvers. Presenters will show how this project can teach students science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills as students create carnival games by using a 3D-Printer to code, print, and build their own games. Students were tasked with designing a carnival game given business parameters and goals. The students then presented their games and math findings during a Carnival Day when students throughout the school came to play the carnival games and learn about math.

Districts
Presenters

Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Get out of the Driver´s Seat
Get out of the driver´s seat and empower students with a student lead club! HBTV is a student lead morning announcement news show streamed live daily using Livestream. Come see how the students not only operate the show, but how they use skills learned in the studio to also provide lighting and sound for our various shows and plays!


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Giving Students a Voice
Learn how to use tools like Kaizena, a Google Docs add-on, to provide individualized feedback on student work, have virtual conferences, and watch as students take ownership of their education. We will explore other tech tools like Pear Deck and Google Forms to encourage accountability and provide quick, formative assessments to check for understanding. Allow your students to have a voice in their own learning!

Districts
Presenters

Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Go Virtually Anywhere!
During this session we will explore different ways to build field trips into the curriculum without ever leaving the classroom. Learn how to connect globally with experts, other students, or just explore the world around us. Virtual field trips can enhance any lesson in any subject.


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

How to make the LMS all about the "Student" and not the System?
From a tech coordinator who integrated a new LMS into our school, I will be going over the process of how to Integrate the LMS in to the school to benefit the students and explain how proper support for the faculties are crucial?

Presenters
DK

Daniel Kamelhar

Ed Tech Coordinator, Magen David Yeshivah


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

K'Nex Kars For Kids
Maker Spaces, Innovation Labs, Creative Closet...whatever you want to call it...who has the time, money and expertise for all of that nonsense...and how does it REALLY apply to the content area? Fear not Third though Fifth Grade Teachers. I may not have THE definitive answer (Nobody does), but I have an extensive unit of study using standard K'nex parts and a few other things that are probably lying around your school somewhere. Your children will build cars to accomplish 3 different tasks (distance, accuracy and breaking) that blend in nicely with weight, length and budgeting. It also includes friction, center of gravity, weight distribution, potential and kinetic energy and the entire Engineering Process. (PLUS IT'S NON-CONSUMABLE!) Additional benefits are teamwork, compromise, cooperative learning and public speaking. So visit us at K'NEX KARS FOR KIDS...and build some cars today!


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Keys to Success at POB
Plainview-Old Bethpage School District’s theme, Keys to Success, focuses on unlocking the potential for innovative learning and creative experiences for all. Through this interactive session, presenters will share ways the students, teachers, and administrators have embraced changes towards science discovery, STEAM education, and digital integration at all levels. Hear about our Elementary Discovery Destinations aligned towards the Next Generation Science Standards in our new interactive Discovery Lab. Students transform into scientists as they don their lab coats and goggles while gathering data in their journals. Our Elementary STEAM program is shifting our mindsets towards design thinking and student empowerment. Students leverage technology as they construct creative artifacts in meaningful learning experiences within our STEAM curriculum. Administrators at Plainview-Old Bethpage model and promote continuous professional learning for themselves and others through a positive culture of transformative technology uses. Communication, goal-setting, and sharing resources are streamlined and enhanced while developing common vision. During this presentation, attendees will participate in a technology-infused, phenomenon-based, interactive STEAM challenge while learning how to implement these Keys to Success at all district levels.


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Learning Through Play: A New Model to Teach Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship education continues to grow and develop worldwide. When thinking about the ‘future of learning’, it is obvious that the knowledge and skills necessary for the next generation might be different from those needed today. Computer simulation games have long been popular with young adult learners who, as a generation with extended exposure to modern video games, are particularly receptive to a computer-enhanced learning platforms. Employing the powerful complement of gamification and simulation to traditional teaching results in lessons that are productive, meaningful, engaging, and fun. Computer simulation games allow students to create and run a business, be tested by challenges and setbacks, take risks. By incorporating e-learning technology and game play in business education modeling, lessons become more relevant and outcomes are measurable.


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Learning to Love Live Lesson Plans
Learning to Love Live Lesson Plans will help educators embrace technology as a means to bridge their everyday lessons with their students. We will explore an interactive planbook and discover how this type of Hyperdoc can increase academic performance, mastery learning, engagement, creativity, and differentiation - all in one swing. In the age of instant gratification and technology overload, teachers can learn how to use this current lifestyle to maximize their everyday teaching and hook their students at the very start.

Districts
Presenters
avatar for Danielle Cardinale

Danielle Cardinale

Teacher, Northport-East Northport UFSD
avatar for Michele Torre

Michele Torre

Teacher, Northport-East Northport UFSD


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Middle School Computers: Google Apps, Naviance & Much More
Computer classes are coming back to Middle School like Converse Hightops!
West Islip Business Teachers are revitalizing the curriculum in grades 7 & 8 by exploring and exposing students to a variety of technological resources. Way beyond typing “fff space jjj space” students are training to become flexible and resilient lifelong learners.

Topics include:
Respect for MS Word and Excel for their transferable skills
Mastering file management both network and cloud-based
Typing with all your fingers is still faster
Using Naviance for personal reflection and planning
FlipGrid, Padlet and other free tools are part of my every day
Google Docs and Apps are so easy now
Incorporating Gmail and Calendar for positive time management
Google Sites as our digital portfolio

Districts
Presenters

Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Mindful Technology
Mindfulness. It’s a pretty straightforward word. It suggests that the mind is fully attending to what’s happening, to what you’re doing, to the space you’re moving through. But, Technology takes away from that....or maybe it doesn't have to. Let's work together to bring Mindfulness to Technology.


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

10:45am

SNAP your talent with Snapchat Geofilters!
Unleashing talent through Snap Lenses and filters & even Community Geofilters! Using the popular social media platform Snapchat will instantly get students attention and motivate them to have a geofilter chosen for the school or community! Geofilters are photo overlays that can appear based on ones location while using the app. Have your class engage in designing a geofilter for your school or your community. It is easier than you think and can use a variety of free or low cost software to design them. Additionally you can have a class design geofilters for a variety of school events anything from a dance to a fundraiser to graduation!

Districts
Presenters
KM

Kristin Mariano

Hempstead UFSD


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Sphero Explosion
Unleashing the talent of students in creating and participating in STEAM activities using the Sphero robots. Learn how students design obstacle courses and use coding to engage and participate in learning activities. Learn how students are challenged given specific parameters to construct amazing obstacle courses for the Sphero robot. We will also discuss ways to use the Sphero robot with-in the classroom for learning about coding instruction.


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Students +Parents =Active Engagement
ClassDojo is a communication app that can be used in the classroom that connects teachers, parents, and students. This app can be used to share photos, videos, and messages through the school day. It can also be used as a positive behavior enforcement too to help students stay on track. ClassDojo can be used to work together as a team to share in the classroom experience.

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Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

10:45am

Taking Control of Online Identity
What do you get when you google yourself? This workshop will present how students can take control of their online identities by creating personal websites that communicate their brands and showcase their academic skills and abilities. Jericho HS seniors will be on hand to share their websites/digital portfolios and discuss how they use them in and out of school.


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Teacher Made Apps
Create a student centered 21st century classroom that allows for learning everywhere. Aces user friendly technology in the form of custom chrome extensions designed to foster greater student growth. With the tools presented, you will literally extend active learning to anywhere the web allows.


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Technology for the Life Skills/LSVP Students
This session will cover a variety of activities that South Huntington teachers covered with the life skills students in and out of a Makerspace. These students are able to create and design just like the mainstream students. Come and share in their experience and see what you can bring to your school.


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Tips and Tricks to Promote Oracy Skills and Writing Skills to your English Language Learners and New Language Learners with Google Docs
Teachers will learn basic audio functions of Google Docs that can be easily taught to learners as young as 3rd grade. Teachers will look at ways that “Voice Typing” promotes spelling, grammar, and sentence structure on Google Docs. Teachers who already use Google Classroom will walk away with a fresh new way to assign writing tasks.


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Unleash your Students’ Voice
In this session, administrators and teachers will learn how they can utilize multiple video creation platforms to motivate and educate their students. Examples of teacher created videos to support curriculum, as well as, student centered lessons used in a blended learning environment will be presented. Teachers will walk away with resources on how to implement these lessons to promote student voice.

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Presenters
avatar for Valerie Murray

Valerie Murray

2nd Grade Teacher, Huntington UFSD
Valerie Murray is a second grade elementary school teacher in Huntington Union Free School District. Valerie is a graduate of St. Joseph's College. She incorporates technology across all content areas in her classroom. Valerie is a Nearpod, and Flipgrid certified educator. She loves... Read More →


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Using Collaborative Technology in Performing Music
Musicians are great collaborators, but many of the collaborative tools such as Google Classroom are not being used to their fullest extent by many music educators. Performing music staff from East Meadow High School will present the ways in which technology can be used to amplify and share the music being made by their students.

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CH

Christopher Hale

East Meadow UFSD


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Using Technology to Unleash Talent with Students and Student Teacher
Cooperating teacher and former student teacher will discuss students' and student teacher's reactions and adaptation to a paperless classroom and new LMS. Focus will be on the experiences of students and student teacher with entering into a paperless classroom.


Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Video production as a collaborative strategy for High School English and Technology classes.
This presentation addresses the creation of Video Announcements - live streaming and full production - as an instructional strategy in the collaborative efforts of West Islip High School’s public speaking and video production classes. Specific activities, productions, and special projects will be discussed as strategies for curricular integration of High School English and Technology classes.

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Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

10:45am

Your 1:1 Device Makes You One With the World
"Check. ☑ You have 1:1 devices in your school; now you’re in compliance with your district technology goals. Are you satisfied with simply converting pen and paper to keyboard and screen? Or, do you yearn for something more? 1:1 devices can unleash the power of global engagement and bridge learning beyond the four walls of the classroom. Come checkout how teachers, students, and leaders in the Plainview-Old Bethpage School District have leveraged their 1:1 devices to make students one with the world. We’ll explore technological opportunities such as Google Apps, Flipgrid, Mystery Skype, Self-Organized Learning Environment (SOLE), and collaborative journalism.
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Monday March 18, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Savoy

11:45am

LUNCH
Monday March 18, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Ballroom

12:50pm

Be Internet Awesome - Digital Citizenship for Awesome Educators
Powerful Learning opportunities incorporating technology can only be achieved with a solid foundation in digital citizenship and internet safety. Deer Park has optimized Google’s free program which integrates with Pear Deck, Be Internet Awesome. To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Be Internet Awesome teaches kids the fundamentals of digital citizenship and safety so they can explore the online world with confidence. We will share free tools and resources and demonstrate the planning and implementation of how we used this program to foster students to be safe and responsible digital citizens.

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Monday March 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:35pm
Pindar

12:50pm

Best Practices in Leading Change and Transforming Learning
Successful digital conversion is not determined by the technology, but by how technology enables a culture of innovation for teaching and learning. Explore strategies for your school or classroom to create digital-rich and self-directed learning environments based on best practices. You will be hearing from a panel of inspired Apple practitioners including, students, teachers and administrators about their experiences transforming teaching and learning utilizing Apple technology in the digital classroom. Panel discussion includes methods and associated digital resources implemented to help you lead, organize, innovate, and succeed in your school or classroom. The Westhampton Beach School District is a K-12 Apple 1:1 Learning Environment (K-2 iPads, 3-12 MacBook Airs)
Apple Resources will be discussed/shared.
Teacher panel: Ms. Hart, Mrs. Demchak


Monday March 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:35pm
Mattituck

12:50pm

CDW-G Preparing Students for Careers of Tomorrow with Google
We’ve all seen the stats and heard the anecdotes about the challenges of preparing students for jobs that don’t exist yet. But there are foundational skills that we can confidently say will serve our students well in a wide range of fields. Join the education teams from CDWG and Google for a discussion and overview of tools produced and used by Google and others to train employees, customers and partners on digital transformation, digital marketing, entrepreneurship, web development and basic digital literacy skills. This session will briefly review Google’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum which is intended for middle school students through adults and then cover a variety of content and certifications - such as Google’s Academy for Ads, Developer’s Training and Entrepreneurship Skills  -geared towards advanced middle schoolers and high schoolers.

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Sponsors
avatar for Al Vazquez

Al Vazquez

CDW-G
CDW is a leading multi-brand technology solutions provider to business, government, education and healthcare organizations in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. A Fortune 500 company with multi-national capabilities, CDW was founded in 1984 and employs nearly 8,800... Read More →


Monday March 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:35pm
Savoy

12:50pm

Create Your Own Online District PD Academy for Teachers
Over the last 2+ years, the Hauppauge School District has embarked on a journey to effectively integrate a variety of technologies into our classrooms to engage our students. To support teachers with timely and effective professional development in alignment with this vision, Hauppauge district leaders partnered with the Hauppauge Teachers Union and TEQ to facilitate online, asynchronous learning courses. This session will serve as a reflection of the journey, including the technical, contractual, logistical and practical considerations and challenges.

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Monday March 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:35pm
Hargrave

12:50pm

Creating a Future Ready Learning Community
This session is intended for teachers, administrators,  library media specialists and all change makers.

Libraries are the center of learning and where we learn matters.  How do our current physical spaces promote or hinder the learning process? How do we provide opportunities for all of our learners to grow?  Is one of our goals to make sure our students are participants in an ever-changing global community? Do we want to foster and support opportunities for our teachers to continually grow and learn? If so, then we need to provide learning spaces and opportunities that amplify the type of learning needed to support these intentions. That means we need flexible learning environments that allow for collaboration, creation, personal responsibility, project management and the ability for all learners to showcase their learning.


Lynn Ortlieb, David Steinberg, Sarah Wasser and Kristina Holzweiss from Syosset High School will walk you through the journey of transforming their library into a true future ready learning commons."


Monday March 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:35pm
Eisenhower

12:50pm

Empowering CS From Within
"It is proven that the younger a person starts to learn a language, the easier it will be for that person to learn. This same principal holds true when we turn to technology. Not sure if this is true? Give an iPad to an 8 year old and to a 48 year old and see which one learns how to use it first.

At Westhampton Beach we are implementing a method of empowering high school students to mentor elementary and middle school students as they learn to code. This method of empowering student mentors creates a powerful learning experience for both the mentor and the mentees.

Come Join us as we share our experience and explain how easy it is to set this in motion at your district.

We will also share various coding resources to utilize in the classroom to engage students in the coding process."


Monday March 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:35pm
Executive 3

12:50pm

HoloLens Helps Shape Our Designs & 3D Doodlers (w/students)
Welcome to the world of Mixed Reality with 3D design and doodling! Explore how to use the HoloLens to immerse your designers, creators, and coders in Mixed Reailty! Learn how your students can use the holographic computer to engage with Next Generation digital content and interact with holograms in the world around them, all while creating a 3D print of the holograms using Tinkercad and 3Doodlers!

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Monday March 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:35pm
Banfi

12:50pm

MarsFarm: The Future of Food
Teams of student engineers have been charged with creating a fully automated vertical hydroponics vegetable garden that can be used to grow food in harsh environments. Design teams are responsible for collecting, analyzing, and responding to individual variables within the system. Their projects involve wiring, calibrating, and coding sensors that are programmed on Arduino microcontrollers. They have also designed and 3D printed sensor housings and project boxes to mount and protect their monitoring systems. System data is then interfaced with Raspberry Pi computers for remote monitoring on IoT dashboards that can be viewed from a device of their choosing.


Monday March 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:35pm
Belmont

12:50pm

Standards: Let's Get Technical
Is it possible to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow—today? What experiences can a district or school integrate across grades K-5 that will foster students to: Think Critically, Communicate Clearly, Work Collaboratively, Embrace Culture, Develop Creativity and Utilize Connectivity. Connetquot Innovative STEM Learning Experiences provide equitable K-5 opportunities that establish the foundation for developing the necessary skills important in Engineering (NYS P-12 Science Learning Engineering Standards & Practice) and Computer Science Education. This session includes an overview and structure of the program, and break out time to speak with the teachers to engage in actual activities. Experiences include Coding with unplugged activities, Engineering with Lego and Lego WeDo 2.0, Robotics with Ozobots, Rocket Science, Computer Programming Makey Makey with Kidoyo Hatch (Scratch).

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Presenters
PB

Patrick Brennan

Connetquot CSD
JF

Jill Ferraro

Connetquot CSD
JL

John Llanes

Connetquot CSD
CM

Cathy Mongiello

Connetquot CSD


Monday March 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:35pm
Wildwood

12:50pm

Teen Hack-A-Thon
Meet the students behind Long Island’s premier 24-hour hackathon by students, for students. In September, TeenHacksLI ran their first hackathon at the Coder School Syosset. Over 60 student participants across the tri-state area engaged in collaborative coding projects ranging from an AI chatbot for autistic children to a Chrome web extension that scans political articles for keywords. Our team will be speaking about how and why we founded this organization and how we get more people involved in tech. We will also be going over the innovative and dynamic culture of a hackathon with the role of our tech partners that provide our participants with amazing hardware and software as well as in-depth workshops throughout the event.

Presenters Include:
Wesley Pergament - Co-Founder/Director
Jeffrey Yu - Co-Founder/Director
Quentin Baumann - Partnership Lead
Arielle Fishler - PR and Finance Lead

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Sponsors
avatar for CSDNET

CSDNET

CSDNET a is proven, trusted and experienced information technology group who specializes in the design, installation and maintenance of complex IP voice, data and video converged networks for Long Island School Districts. CSDNET takes a holistic approach using standards based protocols... Read More →


Monday March 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:35pm
Hecksher

12:50pm

Using Flipgrid to Engage, Assess and Inspire Students in the World Language Classroom
"Learn how this powerful platform can transform your classroom into a student centered learning expereince. Flipgrid is a revolutionary teaching tool that has transformed our classroom into arenas of student centered learning. It allows students to create short videos in order to assess their language skills, collaborate. peer edit, comment and reflect upon their progress.
In this presentation, we will discuss how you can benefit from the use Flipgrid in your classroom."


Monday March 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:35pm
Executive 1

12:50pm

Using Virtual Reality, Robotics and Coding to Enhance Curriculum K-6
An overview of the integration of virtual reality (zSpace), robotics and coding into the elementary classroom will be shared. Lessons K-6 will be explained, the scheduling of these lessons, as well as the connections we make to the classroom curriculum. The presentation is designed to create multiple stations where participants will immerse themselves in student based activities surrounding virtual reality & robotics. zSpace, Ozobots, Dash/Dot, Code Mouse, and Merge Cube will be highlighted as a means to integrate coding, robotics and virtual reality into the everyday lives of K-6 students.


Monday March 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:35pm
Executive 2

12:50pm

Virtual Reality - Learning Through Experiences (w/students)
"Technology when used thoughtfully engages students in the learning. Virtual reality in the classroom is no different. However, VR sparks students' curiosity and leads to more in-depth activities that allow students to own their learning. VR helps visual learners grasp concepts by experiencing their learning.

Visceral reactions to what we are experiencing are fundamental to forming memories. VR makes it easy to engage students the whole time, making experiences memorable.

Attendees will learn how to use the Google Expeditions app to engage their students in learning. This is a hands on session."


Monday March 18, 2019 12:50pm - 1:35pm
Melville

2:00pm

Gaining Control of Your District Owned Devices with WorkSpace One UEM Powered by Airwatch
This session will focus on the use of VMware’s Airwatch Technology to manage Desktops, Mobile Devices, and various platforms. Deployment procedures will be discussed with multiple use case scenarios observed inclusive of shared use, 1:1 student devices, and staff on boarding as it pertains to device ownership, enrollment, and dissemination of technology related information. Device management and policy will also be discussed with an emphasis on security, device tracking, and asset management. Procurement and deployment of apps will also be covered for Mac OS, IOS, and Android platforms.

Sponsors
avatar for Marcus Luck

Marcus Luck

Switch Technologies, LLC.
Switch Technologies Incorporated (STI) is a Technology Solutions provider for the K-12, Healthcare, Higher Ed and business arenas. Our experience enables us to offer premium support and integration services on any technology for any sized institution. STI understands the entire process... Read More →


Monday March 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Eisenhower

2:00pm

Get Pumped with Hyperdocs
What is a HyperDoc? It’s a pumped up Google Doc! HyperDocs are a creative way to utilize the Google’s applications. Create paperless research projects that allow students to work at their own pace. In this workshop, I will show you how you can incorporate HyperDocs into any lesson, learn the benefits of using a Hyperdoc, and how to find premade HyperDocs. You will also learn how to customize HyperDocs for your students.


Monday March 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Pindar

2:00pm

Making the Home School Connection Through Family Code Night
In our fourth year of the Elementary STREAM program in Glen Cove (2017), we realized many of our families still did not have a true understanding of what STREAM is and what elementary students do in our STREAM classes. In order to engage families and showcase student learning, we invited families for a District Wide Elementary Family Code Night. This night was inspired by our students and their passion for STREAM. We researched various Family Code/STREAM nights and came up with a unique plan that would work for the families and students in our district. Family Code Night started last year and will continue to be an annual event for us in Glen Cove for many years to come. In our second year, it will be evolving to include more STREAM activities that are not limited to just coding and robotics. We would like to share our journey with the attendees at the conference to help them in engaging families outside of the classroom through a Family Code or STREAM Night of their own. This event was truly a team effort that required the assistance and dedication of many members of the Glen Cove School District. Our district Science and Technology Coordinators will be explaining their roles in the event and how they supported the STREAM teachers in this initiative. The STREAM teachers will share their vision and how they imagined, planned, created and then improved this event in its second year.


Monday March 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Mattituck

2:00pm

Network Management and Protection - The Right Tools at the Right Time
Is your data network up to snuff?  Is your student data properly protected, especially in light of the new Ed Law 2-D regulations coming down the pike this year?  Stop in and see how the latest tools (some of them free!) can make sure you're covered today and into the future.  A must see for Technology Directors and their technical staff.

Sponsors
avatar for LICN - Gigabyte Sponsor

LICN - Gigabyte Sponsor

LICN (Long Island Computer Network)
Does the information technology company you've hired have your best interests at heart? Are they concerned with meeting your goals or theirs? LICN has a 100% district retention rate because we take a truly cooperative approach – an approach that brings you IT Peace of Mind.We are... Read More →


Monday March 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Wildwood

2:00pm

Redefining the Research Paper! Using Digital Tools to Increase Student Engagement
In this interactive presentation teachers will see how to transform their research papers into 21st Century assignments. Learn how the Valley Stream Central Social Studies department turned their Senior Government paper into a digital assignment using Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Forms, Flipgrid, and Padlet. Learn how to use these tools to increase student engagement and motivation and redefine your assignments.

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Presenters
AV

Alisha Varian

Valley Stream CHSD


Monday March 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Executive 3

2:00pm

Social Studies and English All Mashed Up: An Interdisciplinary, Blended Learning Approach
English and Social Studies often share related standards and content. They require a similar set of skills, so why not mesh these curricula together? Discover how we have combined 8th grade Social Studies and English into one powerfully designed, differentiated course. Our primary focus is to build reading comprehension and writing skills, such as analysis of enduring issues and recognition of author’s purpose. Hear how we incorporate the use of simulations, designed to put students in challenging, real-life situations and present them with dilemmas for which they must use critical, higher-level thinking skills to figure out. Students take on such roles as homesteaders in the Wild West, big business tycoons, immigrant laborers in a coal mine, Greek gods interviewed for the news, investors in a skyrocketing stock market, lawyers in a literary mock trial, Progressive reformers starring in reality TV shows, and Beat coffeehouse poets. See how digital tools enhance these blended learning experiences, including Google apps and extensions, NoodleTools for research, TurnItIn for remedying plagiarism, DoInk for easy green screen video editing, and Verso for online discussion.


Monday March 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Hargrave

2:00pm

Storytelling: Beyond Pencil and Paper
"How can digital storytelling in an elementary school (grades 3 and 4) enhance engagement in writing as well as the motivation and ability to create higher quality writing? In particular, what happens as students move beyond the novelty or entertainment effect of new technology to adoption in their regular literacy activities? This presentation focuses on three programs: Hatch, Bloxels, and Story Maker.

Hatch is an adaptation of Scratch programming. Hatch is an amazing way to incorporate computational thinking while supporting digital storytelling.

Using Hatch as a digital storytelling tool, students can:
*Create poetry
*Create short stories related to a piece of literature
*Create and/or illustrate a math problem
*Research and report about a career
*Research and report about a historical figure, scientist, etc.
*Illustrate a current event

Bloxels is an intuitive platform for creating video games in a classroom. When students build games, they become the writers, artists, designers, and developers of their own interactive stories.

Story Maker is an animated program. Story Maker transforms classrooms into animation studios which gives students the tools to write and produce original animated stories. Each Story Maker project is designed to promote literacy, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and other vital 21st century skills. Best of all, students take pride in creating animated stories they can share with the world."

Districts
Presenters
JD

Jennifer Dralle-Moreano

Educator, Mineola School District
Ms. Dralle-Moreano is a library media specialist with a passion for digital citizenship, computational thinking, and clubs such as First LEGO League Junior and Ted-Ed. She is a doctoral student and a certified school building/district leader.


Monday March 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Melville

2:00pm

Suite Dreams (Are Made of These Add-ons)
Some of them want to use you. Some of them want to be used by you. Add-ons for G Suite run inside Google Forms, Sheets, Slides, and Docs are “added on” to the document to enhance its capability. Theses add-ons can increase productivity, support creativity, enhance teaching and learning, and generally increase the capability of the G Suite items you regularly use. Participants will explore ways in which we can leverage these tools in the classroom to create more engaging and productive learning environments. We will also discuss how to use these outside the classroom to be more productive and efficient. Some examples of G Suite add-ons we may discuss are (not limited to) Form Publisher, Form Limiter, Form Notifications, Choice Eliminator, Pear Deck, Screencastify for Slides, Easy Bib, Copy Comments, Easy Accents, Doc Appender, Flat, Paletti, Translate, Lucid Chart, Yet Another Mail Merge, and Power Tools. Suite Dreams are made of these- who am I to disagree?

Districts
Presenters
MW

Mallack Walsh

Ed Technology Specialists


Monday March 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Belmont

2:00pm

Super Sleuth Scholastic Scavenger Hunt
Unleash the super scholastic strength of your students as they star as super sleuths and seek the secrets in our scavenger hunt! Using QR Codes and Google Slides, students search the school seeking solutions to math problems as a fun filled, easy to create, collaborative challenge. Participants in our workshop will explore the activity as both a student participant and activity designer. Come and build your own adventure! The possibilities are endless. Come join in the fun!

Districts
Presenters
JF

Jon Falk

Longwood CSD


Monday March 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Executive 2

2:00pm

Supercharge School Culture with Gamification
Districts
Presenters
avatar for Mary-Lynn Karpenske

Mary-Lynn Karpenske

Teacher, Harborfields CSD
I am a tech-loving, energetic, middle school English teacher who loves learning about new and exciting ways to enhance my lessons! Talk to me about how gamifying the classroom can enhance student engagement and make individualized learning a breeze!


Monday March 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Banfi

2:00pm

The Power of Video in the Hands of Students and Teachers
Within this presentation, participants will learn and explore how the power of video creation in the hands of students, teachers, and administrators transcends basic communication and collaboration throughout a school district. Plainview-Old Bethpage CSD has embraced this creative form of communication, and has invested in a new “web-based” video creation software program called WeVideo. Within this creative app, students, teachers, and administrators have the ability to create fun and refreshing content on the web, from anywhere, and collaborate on video edits as a class or group. Come explore the many ways Plainview-Old Bethpage has harnessed the power of video to “unlock” hidden talents of their stakeholders- and provide community members, parents, and staff a creative way to view information, lessons, and fun activities within the District.


Monday March 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Executive 1

2:00pm

You Had Me At Buncee: Creation Made Easy
At the top of Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy of “power verbs” exists our number one goal for students when leveraging technology in our classrooms: Creating. The process of creation certainly leads to products that tell the story of design thinking and learning.  What if schools had access to a digital tool that could connect students across the globe, that provides a foundation for growing readers and writers, that helps give voice to English Language Learners, that could add appealing visuals to math, that allows a school leader to easily grab the attention of his/her community? What if this tool already exists? Don’t miss this session where we explore how Buncee will make you and your students fall deeper in love with the art of creation.

Districts
Presenters
EK

Edward Kemnitzer

East Williston UFSD


Monday March 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Savoy