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Sunday, June 15
 

2:00pm PDT

Conference Registration - Check In
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Sunday June 15, 2014 2:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
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Monday, June 16
 

7:30am PDT

Coffee Break
Join us for coffee, tea and snacks.

Monday June 16, 2014 7:30am - 8:30am PDT
Pre-Function Area

7:30am PDT

Conference Registration - Check In
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Monday June 16, 2014 7:30am - 4:00pm PDT
Registration 1

7:30am PDT

Exhibit Area
Visit the cutting edge products and services that impact the implementation of technology and curriculum.

Monday June 16, 2014 7:30am - 5:30pm PDT
Pre-Function Area

8:30am PDT

Personal Computer, Personal Thinking for Creative Learning
2014 marks the 30th birthday of the personal computer as we know it today, designed to unleash the creative spirit of those in every home who has one. Yet, all too often, the time spent with technology in schools can amount to little more than computational administration, recall and remembering. How might we create the kind of learning environments where students and teachers harness technology when they really need to, where it serves to help us evaluate, analyze and, above all, create?
This transmedia keynote will be delivered by Ewan via Google+ Hangout, Twitter, Facebook and his weblog. He’ll be speaking from Christchurch, New Zealand, which is rebuild- ing itself as a learning city in the wake of 2011’s devastating earthquake. To accompany the keynote, there will be interactive content designed just for Texas ASCD participants to download in advance, use during the keynote and take away, to help you in your next action steps.

Speakers
avatar for Ewan McIntosh

Ewan McIntosh

Founder, CEO, NoTosh Limited
Ewan McIntosh is the founder of NoTosh Limited, a Scotland and Australia-based company with a global reputation for researching and delivering new learning opportunities for some of the world’s top creative companies and school districts.McIntosh’s company, NoTosh Limited, develops... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Frisco 6 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75070

10:00am PDT

Morning Break
Join us for coffee, tea and snacks.

Monday June 16, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Pre-Function Area

10:30am PDT

Digital Tools + Math Inquiry = All Students College and Career Ready
Ensuring that all students are college and career ready requires them to demonstrate a blend of mathematical skills, conceptual understanding, and problem solving. It also means that our math classrooms need to look different so that all students become deep mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. Examining two aspects of our math classroom, instruction and resources, this session will provide participants with an inquiry-based model using digital tools and resources that they can implement in their classroom tomorrow. Participants will also get a sneak peek at Discovery Education’s new Digital Math Techbook!

Speakers
avatar for Karen Beerer

Karen Beerer

Vice President, Professional Development – Common Core, Discovery Education
Karen Beerer, Ed.D. has 28 years of experience in public schools. First beginning as a grade two elementary teacher, she has also taught fifth grade, seventh grade and graduate level courses.  Dr. Beerer has served as a reading specialist and an elementary principal as well as a... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Frisco 2 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75038

10:30am PDT

IT Just Got Personal: Personalized Professional Development
Are you seeing results of your professional development efforts in classrooms? Are teachers using the tools and strategies presented in your instructional technology PD offerings? Make IT personal! Grow your own technology leaders through innovative professional development from academies to conferences to PD, in your jammies. Northwest ISD will share engaging personalized professional development including an online technology integration academy cohort, summer conference, Twitter chats, instructional technology leadership academy, and lesson crashing.

Speakers
avatar for Karla Burkholder

Karla Burkholder

Director of Instructional Technology, Northwest ISD
Boomer Sooner!


Monday June 16, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Frisco 5 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75041

10:30am PDT

The Power of Apps
Discover the true impact that applications have on the world around us and how you can harness that power to transform your students.
Blake Copeland is currently a Sophomore at Baylor University studying Computer Science and Business. As an Apple Developer and Entrepreneur, Blake is constantly trying to innovate the way we use technology in the business and education space.

Speakers
avatar for Blake Copeland

Blake Copeland

Student and iOS Developer, RETech, Inc.
As student who wouldn’t accept no for an answer when the school system wouldn’t (or couldn’t) teach him something, Blake took learning into his own hands. After writing an iPhone app at the age of 14, Blake decided that wasn’t enough and built two more the following year... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Frisco 3 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75034

10:30am PDT

The Science of Gamification
Gamification is an emerging motivational strategy that has seen unprecedented success in the corporate setting. Every day, “game dynamics” are being used to motivate us and transform our behaviors. When properly leveraged, these principles can yield the same unprecedented engagement, not only in our students, but in our educators, as well.

Speakers
WB

Wesley Benjamin

Forney ISD
Forney ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Frisco 8 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75060

10:30am PDT

Using Google Docs in Peer Editing: Watch the Writing Process Come Alive!
Technology can be challenging and it can be frustrating when you have classroom goals and the technology doesn't seem to be meeting them. Come and learn how one teacher transformed her Writer's Workshop by using Google Docs in the peer editing process and increased student engagement in writing at the same time!

Speakers
JB

Janeen Bailey

Eanes ISD
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Janet Couvillion

Educational Technologist, Eanes ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Frisco 7 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75036

12:00pm PDT

Lunch on your own
Take advantage of one of the local eateries for lunch.
A list of local dining options is on page 83 of the conference program. 

Monday June 16, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Offsite

1:30pm PDT

Community-Based Accountability with e-Portfolios
Participants will gain an understanding of how assessment can be designed through the lens of community-based accountability. Participants will identify evidence of college and career readiness and use those ideas to build a school-wide or individual e-Portfolio—using Google Sites—that showcases students’ abilities and skills. Participants will leave with suggested ways to implement an e-Portfolio system and a plan to begin discussing the use of community-based accountability and e-Portfolios on their own campuses.

Speakers
RE

Robin Ellis

Northwest ISD
EH

Elizabeth Haines

Northwest ISD
avatar for Stacy Miles

Stacy Miles

Principal, Northwest ISD
Northwest ISD
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Megan Tompkins

Northwest ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Frisco 3 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75034

1:30pm PDT

Run the Play: Insuring Scope and Sequence Fidelity
In the current accountability environment, fidelity to the scope and sequence is paramount for school success. Best-selling education author Sean Cain will share with the audience the actionable solution for insuring that the right thing is taught at the right rigor, at the right time. This presentation will help the curriculum specialist better support teachers in the delivery of aligned instruction.
Session Outcomes:
• Participants will understand the six critical practices for ensuring scope and sequence fidelity.
• Participants will be able to identify the reasons for the differences between the intended and delivered curriculum in their district.
Walkaway Products: Participants will walk away with a self-assessment tool that will help them better support teachers in implementing the district’s scope and sequence with improved fidelity.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Cain

Sean Cain

Chief Idea Officer, Lead Your School
Lead Your School is a confederation of successful and innovative former principals, central office administrators and superintendents working with schools and districts to rapidly improve student performance. As a consulting and training organization, we individualize our training... Read More →
ML

Michael Laird

Lead Your School


Monday June 16, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Frisco 2 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75038

1:30pm PDT

Striving for Excellence – Teacher Leadership
jiThe fundamental belief that everyone has the capacity to lead is vital in developing a culture of excellence. The distribution of leadership within a school is essential to ensure successful and sustainable reform.  The belief that all staff members, given a vision, support, and training, have the capacity to lead is central to the presentation.  Jimmy will share his expertise on fostering a climate of excellence, including strategies for selecting, developing, and growing teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Jimmy Casas

Jimmy Casas

Senior Fellow, JC Speaking
Jimmy Casas Has served twenty-two years as a school leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report. Jimmy was named... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Frisco 7 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75036

1:30pm PDT

Text Dependent Questions and Technology
All high-stakes assessments, from STAAR to AP, require students to read closely and rely on text evidence to support their analysis. Teachers need the ability to question and promote critical thinking with students. Participants will learn strategies for creating text dependent questions. With the use of digital formative assessment tools, teachers can immediately monitor and adjust their teaching to address differentiation needs and promote rigorous thinking, reading, and analysis across all content areas.

Speakers
MS

Melanie Sangalli

Irving ISD
Irving ISD
KW

Keith Wyrick

Irving ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Frisco 5 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75041

1:30pm PDT

The Power of Podcasts
Think of all of the ways that you get your information: books, newspapers, magazines, videos, etc. How much of this requires you to be visually active? Nearly all. Podcasting allows you to be physically engaged elsewhere, while still being able to be mentally stimulated. Podcasts allow you to be current and up-to-date on the latest trends, pedagogies, and technology. It's basically a mobile informational resource warehouse.

Speakers
LR

Lisa Rogers

Forney ISD
WS

Wendy Smith

Forney ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Frisco 4 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75042

1:30pm PDT

Starting Afresh; A Human-Centered Approach to Creating a Pragmatic Technology and Learning Strategy

NoTosh has been working with school leaders across Europe on wide-scale adoption programmes for new deeper learning approaches that center not on the technology kit or one specific approach, but on the people who will be involved in the process. In this masterclass, learn how to use a selection of human-centered practices to develop a meaningful, actionable plan for making the most out of a technology or learning program, a plan that harnesses the existing knowledge and passions of your team.

This masterclass is open to anyone, but designed particularly for those who are starting out with or want to alter an existing strategy, to gain better engagement and buy-in from parents, staff and students. The masterclass will be highly interactive, delivered online with three hours of activity for participants to create tangible next steps. It is therefore ideal for leadership teams to come together.

Speakers
avatar for Ewan McIntosh

Ewan McIntosh

Founder, CEO, NoTosh Limited
Ewan McIntosh is the founder of NoTosh Limited, a Scotland and Australia-based company with a global reputation for researching and delivering new learning opportunities for some of the world’s top creative companies and school districts.McIntosh’s company, NoTosh Limited, develops... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Frisco 6 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75070

1:30pm PDT

Top Ten Emerging Technology Issues for Educators to Consider
Are you wasting resources on technology initiatives that are ineffective, outdated, or vaporware (not real)? Dr. Andrew Berning will review the top ten emerging technology issues that will impact your time, budget, and chances for success.
Topics include mobile devices, bring-your-own-technology, content management, MOOCs, etextbooks, virtualization, cloud computing, flipped instruction and other timely topics.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew W. Berning Ph.D.

Andrew W. Berning Ph.D.

The Renaissance Institute
Dr. Berning recently retired as the Chief Information and Technology Officer for Carrollton Farmers Branch Independent School District in Carrollton, Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master's Degree in Chemistry, and a Bachelor's... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Frisco 1 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75034

3:00pm PDT

Afternoon Break
Join us for coffee, tea and snacks.

Monday June 16, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Pre-Function Area

3:10pm PDT

Formative Assessment for the 21st Century Learner
Teachers will learn to use iPad apps and Web 2.0 tools in the formative assessment process. They will explore how formative assessment can be used to meet the needs of 21st century learners and will view authentic examples demonstrating how to integrate formative assessment and technology. Participants will also take part in a collaborative session to discuss their ideas and concerns. Time will be provided for participants to design their own formative assessment activities.

Speakers
AH

Aaron Harrell

Lewisville ISD
Lewisville ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 3:10pm - 4:40pm PDT
Frisco 5 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75041

3:10pm PDT

Integration of Technology in the Classroom
This superintendent meets with his faculty twice monthly and each meeting presents an app, a teaching strategy, or Skype with on author/presenter to make his faculty meetings fun, informative, and one that teachers actually like to attend.

Speakers
avatar for Hal Roberts

Hal Roberts

Superintendent, London ISD
I have been in education for 38 years, with 30 of those in some form of administration. I have been an athletic director, elementary principal, high school principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent. Each one of those was the best job in the world.


Monday June 16, 2014 3:10pm - 4:40pm PDT
Frisco 7 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75036

3:10pm PDT

Multiple Pathways: Building Instructional Capacity
Teachers benefit from a range of focused support, and a personalized and differentiated approach to professional development. Austin ISD’s Office of Educator Quality provides ongoing support throughout the teacher’s career, increasing the capacity of effective teachers to impact student achievement. From pre-service to experienced teachers, AISD establishes a foundation of support through various modalities. This session generates an individualized action plan identifying support systems and continuing growth opportunities for next steps.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Darby

Angela Darby

Professional Learning Specialist, Austin ISD
Austin ISD
JH

Josie Hughes

Austin ISD


Monday June 16, 2014 3:10pm - 4:40pm PDT
Frisco 2 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75038

3:10pm PDT

We PREVENT 'Innovation' FATIGUE!
Educators from the University of Texas at Tyler Innovation Academy will share with attendees how they are facilitating the concept of innovative thinking and learning through PBL and a flipped classroom model through 21st Century based technology. The presenters will share how educators and students developed together a culture that connects both to the context needed for learning and understanding the connections between all disciplines. They will offer food for thought that will encourage a focus on the “soft skills” of education in order to help develop young thinkers that can reason, problem-solve and develop sound arguments that will lead to protecting the distinction intended for the term “innovation.”

Speakers
TC

Tim Crouch

UT Tyler Ingenuity
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Shane Kapela

UT Tyler Ingenuity
BR

Becky Rutledge

UT Tyler Ingenuity


Monday June 16, 2014 3:10pm - 4:40pm PDT
Frisco 3 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75034

4:30pm PDT

Welcome Reception
Join us for food, drink and networking at the end of a full day of learning.

Monday June 16, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm PDT
Pre-Function Area
 
Tuesday, June 17
 

7:45am PDT

Coffee Break
Join us for coffee, tea and snacks.

Tuesday June 17, 2014 7:45am - 8:45am PDT
Pre-Function Area

7:45am PDT

Conference Registration - Check In
Register on site or check in and pick up your program and name badge if you pre-registered.

Tuesday June 17, 2014 7:45am - 3:15pm PDT
Registration 1

7:45am PDT

Exhibit Area
Visit the cutting edge products and services that impact the implementation of technology and curriculum.

Tuesday June 17, 2014 7:45am - 6:30pm PDT
Pre-Function Area

8:30am PDT

The Personalized Learning Framework Panel Discussion
Modern technology allows for students to personalize their content, as well as have personal learning technology - also known as a Personal Learning Device (PLD). School districts are implementing PLD initiatives in the form of BYOD and 1:1.

The questions before the panel include: What is the value of students having their own device? Should the local school district supply the devices or should students be expected to bring their own? What training needs and support systems are critical to implementing a PLD initiative?

What are the obstacles to avoid?

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Andy Berning, former Chief Technology Officer for Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD and currently President of The Renaissance Institute. The
panelists are practitioners with experience implementing a BYOD and 1:1 from a teacher, principal, technologist, and central office perspective. They will share their experience and thoughts on best practices followed by an opportunity for questions


Moderators
avatar for Andrew W. Berning Ph.D.

Andrew W. Berning Ph.D.

The Renaissance Institute
Dr. Berning recently retired as the Chief Information and Technology Officer for Carrollton Farmers Branch Independent School District in Carrollton, Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master's Degree in Chemistry, and a Bachelor's... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jerry Allen

Jerry Allen

Director of Technology, Crowley ISD
Director of Technology, Crowley ISD
avatar for Robert Bostic

Robert Bostic

Deputy Superintendent, Denton ISD
avatar for Yanet Cardoza

Yanet Cardoza

Principal, McWhorter Elementary
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Stephanie Cherney

Principal, Vivian Field MS, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD
Principal, Vivian Field MS, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Frisco 6 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75070

10:00am PDT

Morning Break
Join us for coffee, tea and snacks.

Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Pre-Function Area

10:30am PDT

Brain-Friendly Teaching for 21st Century Learning
We can teach with traditional methods, or teach the way brains learn best. 21st century neuroscience has shown that teaching with traditional methods often is like swimming against the tide. Come experience the six fundamental principles of brain friendly teaching, which enable students to learn more, increase motivation and comprehension, make teaching more effortless and enjoyable. Master “brain-friendly” teaching and watch those dendrites branch!

Speakers
AP

Angela Pinkerton

Kagan Publishing and Professional Development


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Frisco 7 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75036

10:30am PDT

Innovative PD: A Virtual Reality
Not enough time, space, or money to train your teachers as much as you’d like? With innovative tools, more PD, more often can be a virtual reality! Learn how Birdville ISD is expanding the scope of professional development through innovative approaches, such as Virtual Coaching, district-created videos, and eCourses. By extending beyond face-to-face, the capacity for follow-up and support of training initiatives increases and teachers, as members of PLCs, can take ownership over their learning.

Speakers
avatar for Crysten Caviness

Crysten Caviness

Coordinator of PL and CM, Birdville ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Frisco 5 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75041

10:30am PDT

Sparking Math Conversations with Virtual Tools
Spark your creativity by participating in this interactive session that explores digital math tools to enhance student-centered learning environments! Virtual tools and manipulatives that promote and solidify conceptual understanding of middle and high school topics and support implementation of the TEKS Process Standards will be explored. Participants will also gain an understanding of how these tools prepare students for the expectations of tomorrow’s careers. The presented strategies lend themselves to tablets, computers, and mobile devices.

Speakers
CF

Christi Funk

The College Board - Springboard Division
JV

JoEllen Victoreen

Assistant Director, Products and Events, SpringBoard, The College Board
JJoEllen serves as ELA Product Manager for the SpringBoard program. For 33 years, she’s taught a variety of courses from remedial English to Creative Writing, to AP English. She holds a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction from University... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Frisco 3 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75034

10:30am PDT

The Power of Apps
Discover the true impact that applications have on the world around us and how you can harness that power to transform your students.
Blake Copeland is currently a Sophomore at Baylor University studying Computer Science and Business. As an Apple Developer and Entrepreneur, Blake is constantly trying to innovate the way we use technology in the business and education space.

Speakers
avatar for Blake Copeland

Blake Copeland

Student and iOS Developer, RETech, Inc.
As student who wouldn’t accept no for an answer when the school system wouldn’t (or couldn’t) teach him something, Blake took learning into his own hands. After writing an iPhone app at the age of 14, Blake decided that wasn’t enough and built two more the following year... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Frisco 4 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75042

10:30am PDT

The Texas Principals’ Institute - Collaboration, Transformation, Leadership
C-Learning, a non-profit foundation, created the Principals’ institute in 2010. The goal is to make the concepts in the document, Creating a New Vision for Public Education in Texas, operational at the campus level. The Institute focuses on transformation that is aligned with the principles from the document. It also addresses the leadership skills necessary to lead and sustain transformation over time. Principals from the first two cohorts will share their experiences in the Institute and examples of transformation taking place on their campuses as a result of those experiences.

Speakers
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Karen Engle

Clear Creek ISD
Clear Creek ISD
AG

Adrienne Gall

Lewisville ISD
DL

Dr. Laurie Hitzelberger

Highland Park ISD
DD

Dr. Deborah McCune

Northwest ISD
AN

Alan Nickson

Amarillo ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Frisco 2 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75038

12:00pm PDT

Lunch on your own
Take advantage of one of the local eateries for lunch.
A list of local dining options is on page 83 of the conference program. 

Tuesday June 17, 2014 12:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Offsite

1:30pm PDT

Designing Backpacks... A Project-Based Unit
Engage your students by taking them through an innovative project-based unit. This inquiry approach gives students the opportunity to apply their learning in a real-world situation. The session will focus on the integrated process from start to finish: being presented with a challenge, developing a product, identifying problems within the process, investigating solutions and alternatives, creating an advertisement to persuade the intended audience, and sharing their learning with other students. You will get the tools to start this project tomorrow.

Speakers
RE

Regina Erwin

Leander ISD
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Sandy Handrick

Instructional Coach
Leander ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Frisco 4 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75042

1:30pm PDT

Humanizing Education
This session addresses practical approaches for how to integrate curriculum, assessment, and instruction into relevant 21st century practices. A strong connection between school and society is an outcome of this hands-on, real-world, and socially-driven approach. Educators interested in utilizing student-voice, technology, and industry-driven needs to acquire a 21st century understanding for learning through a humanizing pedagogical lens should attend. Learning experiences in this session will include a variety of innovative approaches to a K-12 education that are transformative for both teachers and administrators.

Speakers
LL

Lindsay Law

Waukee Community Schools


Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Frisco 5 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75041

1:30pm PDT

Mindset and the Flipped Classroom
Anyone that's been in the classroom for the past decade can attest to the drastically increasing proportion of apathetic, under-motivated students.  Rather than blame it on the generation and accept its inevitability, this presentation discusses the effect of two distinct "mindsets" on everyday decision making, how it leads to this level of apathy, and how the problem (fixed) mindset can be corrected!  This discussion also highlights a historically forgotten student population, the high-achieving perfectionist, and how the proper mindset could help our brightest students break away from the shackles of perception and reach limitless potential!  Finally, the flipped classroom will be discussed as one possible technique to encourage the growth mindset, including a description of how this model has been performed successfully in the real-world classroom! 

Speakers
avatar for Ramy Mahmoud

Ramy Mahmoud

2013 PISD Teacher of the Year/ UTD Lecturer, Plano ISD/ UT-Dallas
I am committed to finding ways to keep learning engaging and intriguing for my students. I have developed this presentation based off of both psychological research and tested strategies in my classrooms. I'm confident that after attending this session you'll be invigorated, inspired... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Frisco 3 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75034

1:30pm PDT

Twitter: Is it Really a Game Changer?
Learn how one principal made a conscientious decision to set a personal goal for himself to become more of a connected learner through the use of Twitter in order to grow a more meaningful network, expand his knowledge of available resources to share with his team and staff, and to gain greater insight on educational topics in order to be able to teach others. By doing so, it has opened up other opportunities to explore and develop as an educator.

Speakers
avatar for Jimmy Casas

Jimmy Casas

Senior Fellow, JC Speaking
Jimmy Casas Has served twenty-two years as a school leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report. Jimmy was named... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Frisco 2 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75038

1:30pm PDT

Wrapping the Technology Around The Curric - Chrome
A discussion about using Chromebooks from a district that has become multi-platform. Birdville ISD requires campus technology requests to align with the curriculum and with instructional goals before a technology purchase is ever made. A great success for us, and a surprise to us, is the popularity of the Chromebook. See how Birdville ISD has strategically placed Chromebooks to accelerate Tier 2 and Tier 3 intervention; to recapture high school credits and preventing dropouts; to remediate failures for EOC tests; and, to facilitate the flipped classroom model.

Speakers
RS

Randy Sumrall

Birdville ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Frisco 7 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75036

1:30pm PDT

Show & Tell: It’s Not Just for 2nd Grade
“Show & Tell” used to be viewed as just a fun activity for elementary students. However, with so many new digital tools available, Show & Tell has a much broader purpose. It is now an integral part of everyday life. Inside AND outside of the classroom, students and teachers have ways to express their personal curiosity, interests 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
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Max Brooks

Discovery Education
Max is a life-long learner-sharer who pulls inspiration from all things 'techucational'...like robotics, digital media creation, and proving what learners know with eportfolios. He started his career in education as a middle school teacher in Washington, DC. A few years later, before... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 1:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Frisco 6 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75070

3:00pm PDT

Afternoon Break
Join us for coffee, tea and snacks.

Tuesday June 17, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Pre-Function Area

3:10pm PDT

Balancing Technology in Your Classroom
In order to keep students engaged and ready to work in the classroom a balance needs to be found. You will learn multiple ways to run activities in your classroom with technology or without to ensure students do not find the lessons mundane. We will show you ways to tailor activities for any campus technology whether you practice BYOD (bring your own device) or have limited technology available.

Speakers
JM

Johnnie Marley

Flour Bluff ISD
NR

Nikki Redman

Flour Bluff ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 3:10pm - 4:40pm PDT
Frisco 3 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75034

3:10pm PDT

Combatting Tech Fatigue
Do your colleagues and staff often lament that a tech initiative is just “one more thing?” Strategic use of instructional coaching and innovative professional learning structures can help educators to adopt to the new without the fear and stress of change. Hear how sustained support through the development of teacher experts, adaptions of familiar PD activities, and subtle shifts in message delivery have helped to stem the tide of technology fatigue.

Speakers
AF

Amy Fox

Lewisville ISD
Lewisville ISD
SH

Sean Hood

Lewisville ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 3:10pm - 4:40pm PDT
Frisco 2 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75038

3:10pm PDT

Creating a Virtual Learning Environment
Learn how to create a virtual learning environment that cultivates a team cluture while increasing implementation. Explore technology tools that will allow you to turn your workshops into job-embedded professional development that increases implementation.

Speakers
DP

Deidre Parish

Frisco ISD
BW

Brandy Wall

Professional Development Coordinator, Frisco ISD
Frisco ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 3:10pm - 4:40pm PDT
Frisco 7 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75036

3:10pm PDT

The Why of Genius Hour
Sir Ken Robinson states that education is killing the natural creativity in students. Standards driven/scripted curriculum can dampen passionate learning. With students needing to know what “drives” them more today than ever because of initiatives like House Bills, Genius Hour is the vehicle to explore passion based learning. Learn they WHY of this Twitter phenomenon and gain tools on HOW to implement in this session from TechEdge published Genius Hour Coach Kirsten Wilson.

Speakers
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Kirsten Wilson

Campus Instructional Teacher, Northwest ISD
Mother of 2 children. wife of 20 years to Eric. Educator for 15 years. Experience both in administration and in the classroom. Currently provides support to teachers, administration and students as a Campus Instructional Teacher at an incredible Middle School in the best district... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 3:10pm - 4:40pm PDT
Frisco 4 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75042

3:10pm PDT

Victory for Learners: Online Options
This session will discuss how Coppell ISD has implemented blended and online learning options. This includes: a by choice accelerated AEP / DAEP / Summer School / Credit Recovery labs /remediation/and other non-traditional programs.Blended learning is transforming the educational experience for learners whether they are advanced or at risk. Today’s classroom is one in which learners access 24/7 high-quality online coursework on a range of devices—from desk tops to laptops to Chromebooks to iPads to tablets—in school and at home.

Speakers
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Cristina Counts

Coppell ISD
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Ron-Marie Johnson

Director of CTE and Fine Arts, Coppell ISD
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Lynette McVay

Coppell ISD
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Marcia Willson

Coppell ISD


Tuesday June 17, 2014 3:10pm - 4:40pm PDT
Frisco 5 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75041
 
Wednesday, June 18
 

7:30am PDT

Conference Registration - Check In
Register on site or check in and pick up your program and name badge if you pre-registered.

Wednesday June 18, 2014 7:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Registration 1

7:30am PDT

Exhibit Area
Visit the cutting edge products and services that impact the implementation of technology and curriculum.

Wednesday June 18, 2014 7:30am - 1:00pm PDT
Pre-Function Area

8:30am PDT

BYOD - It’s Not the Device, It’s the Learning
While this is an exciting time in education, many have lost sight of how technology fits into the primary directive of schools: teach students.Often, technology is seen as the “magic wand” that will solve every problem from student engagement, to communication, to academic achievement. Reality is, it’s not about the device, it’s about the teaching and learning.

Speakers
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Lisa Rogers

Forney ISD
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Wendy Smith

Forney ISD


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Frisco 7 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75036

8:30am PDT

e-Textbooks vs. Textbooks
Come learn about the latest advances in e-Textbooks and digital learning tools that engage today’s digital natives and how these compare t traditional, printed textbooks. Learn about what to look for in digital technologies and how to use a mix of print and online resources to make the digital transition over time. Also learn how Senate Bill 6 gives districts additional flexibility when selecting instructional resources.

Speakers
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James W. Marshall

Sapling Learning


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Frisco 3 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75034

8:30am PDT

Flipping over Socratic Seminars Using TED Talks
We have all heard the buzz about the flipped classroom. This session will focus on how to use this strategy to enhance text-based dialogue using TED talks and Socratic seminar. Examples of how to engage students with the text, craft thought-provoking questions, and design pre/post seminar tasks will be shared along with classroom management ideas to help it all run smoothly.

Speakers
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Michelle Swain

Director of Gifted and Advanced Academic Services, Round Rock ISD
Michelle Swain currently serves as the Director of Gifted and Advanced Academic Services for Round Rock ISD. Michelle served on the TAGT Board of Directors and as 2011 President. She also served on the NAGC Board of Directors. Michelle was the recipient of the 2001 TAGT Region XIII... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Frisco 4 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75042

8:30am PDT

LEAP - Learning and Engaging through Access and Personalization
Learn how a Texas school district implemented a K-12 1:1 iPad initiative to provide access and increase engagement for all students. Learn how improved pedagogy enhanced by technology, appropriate work spaces, and flexible furniture can transform classrooms.

Speakers
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Bill Bechtol

Principal, Eanes ISD
Eanes ISD


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Frisco 5 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75041

8:30am PDT

Use Social Media to Increase Professional Networks
Learn the basics of using LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter for the purpose of increasing your professional network and knowledge base. Strategies to start you on your way to expanding your network, and building your knowledge base will be presented.

Speakers
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Stanley T. Crawford

Director of Career and Technical Education and Early College High School, Lancaster ISD
Currently, Dr. Stanley T. Crawford is the Director of Career and Technical Education and Early College High School for Lancaster Independent School District. In addition, Dr. Crawford served as the Director of Education for a charter school. Dr. Crawford served as a principal in... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:30am - 10:00am PDT
Frisco 2 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75038

8:30am PDT

Strive to Be Tomorrow…Today!
The 21st century educator leads and models teaching and learning through connected, reflective, transparent, and collaborative methods. School leaders must recognize the changes in the educational landscape and support teachers in utilizing the continuous advances in technology. Session participants will leave with new understandings and skills that enable them to be lead learners who transform learning spaces in today’s wide open world to impact student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jimmy Casas

Jimmy Casas

Senior Fellow, JC Speaking
Jimmy Casas Has served twenty-two years as a school leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report. Jimmy was named... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am PDT
Frisco 8 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75060

8:30am PDT

The Technical Infrastructure Needed for BYOB, Blended and Online Learning.
This session covers technical concepts that all educators should know to be successful including Wi-Fi, cellular, bandwidth needs, Internet Needs, mobile devices and operating systems, compatibility issues, and support issues. Participants will receive an Infrastructure checklist to take back to their districts to determine readiness for mobile learning.

Participants will receive an Infrastructure checklist to take back to their districts to determine readiness for
mobile learning.

Speakers
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Andrew W. Berning Ph.D.

The Renaissance Institute
Dr. Berning recently retired as the Chief Information and Technology Officer for Carrollton Farmers Branch Independent School District in Carrollton, Texas. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Technology from The University of Texas at Austin, a Master's Degree in Chemistry, and a Bachelor's... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:30am - 11:30am PDT
Frisco 1 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75034

10:00am PDT

Morning Break
Join us for coffee, tea and snacks.

Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:00am - 10:30am PDT
Pre-Function Area

10:10am PDT

'Are You Flippin' Serious?'
After viewing a flipped lesson, participants will learn how to use personal technology and specific programs to create their own flipped lesson. Specifically, the learner will implement applications such as Blendspace, Google Docs, QuickTime, Prezi, and Popboardz. Participants will use their own technology to create a flipped lesson on a content area or standard of choice.

Speakers
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Jessica Decena

Lewisville ISD
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Mary Willett

Lewisville ISD


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:10am - 11:40am PDT
Frisco 3 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75034

10:10am PDT

Curate, Collaborate, Connect with a PLN
Collaboration and Curation is essential to life-long learning and leading. Using popular 21st Century tools will allow you to jump on board and get connected with the world. Google Apps for Education makes the transition from the individual, team or school functioning as a silo, to a community of world learners, easy. This session will cover several popular tools to help you get started. Attendees will will be given some simple steps to begin a daily time to focus on a Personal Learning Network of like minded leaders.

Speakers
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Mary Jones

Spring ISD
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Karla Koop

Instructional Tech Specialist, Spring ISD
Spring ISD


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:10am - 11:40am PDT
Frisco 5 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75041

10:10am PDT

Using RTI to Help Students Successfully Reach Rigorous Standards: A Proven Systems Approach to Accelerating Achievement
Teaching through Technology and Response to Intervention are instructional concepts proven to be highly effective and foundational to 21st century student learning. This presentation follows one district’s successful journey in applying the research-based Response to Intervention model typically used to support individual students, to a technology-based, systemic process that has accelerated achievement for struggling student populations in the district’s secondary schools in an abbreviated timeframe,

Speakers
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Cindy Dubuis

Birdville ISD
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Donna Solley

Birdville ISD


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:10am - 11:40am PDT
Frisco 2 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75038

10:10am PDT

Where Does the Tech Go?
You know the ideas, you've heard the strategies, and you can't wait to use some exciting new technology in your classroom. But how does it work in your curriculum and preparation for the STAAR? This session will help teachers and administrators mesh their scope and sequence and with the appropriate innovative instructional strategy. Attendees will leave the session able to unwrap a TEK and apply the appropriate innovative instructional strategy.

Speakers
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Travis Whisenant

Principal at Bridgeport Middle School


Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:10am - 11:40am PDT
Frisco 4 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75042

11:45am PDT

All Attendee Lunch
All attendee luncheon is for all attendees to the conference.  Enjoy!

Wednesday June 18, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm PDT
Frisco 6 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75070

12:45pm PDT

Transforming Learning Through a Professional Learning Network
The benefits of transforming the role of today’s educator from a traditional isolated learner to a connected learner will be demonstrated through the use of Social Media tools and a Professional Learning Network.  The positive impact of social media will be revealed and enable participants to understand how the connections developed through social media support them in cultivating a connected positive school culture and establishing a brand presence that extends far beyond the walls of the school community

Speakers
avatar for Jimmy Casas

Jimmy Casas

Senior Fellow, JC Speaking
Jimmy Casas Has served twenty-two years as a school leader, including fourteen years as Principal at Bettendorf High School. Under his leadership, Bettendorf was named one of the Best High Schools in the country three times by Newsweek and US News & World Report. Jimmy was named... Read More →


Wednesday June 18, 2014 12:45pm - 2:00pm PDT
Frisco 6 Embassy Suites Hotel, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive Frisco, Texas 75070

2:00pm PDT

Connecting the Dots

Meet with your team to reflect on what you learned and plan what you’ll be implementing in your district/school! 


Wednesday June 18, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Frisco 1, Frisco 2, Frisco 6
 
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