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

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Monday, March 18
 

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
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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
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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
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Renaissance

Meg Ventura
Renaissance® is the leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics—enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for... Read More →


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