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Thursday, November 6
 

6:30am

Early Morning Run
Pack your walking/running shoes for two early morning runs, led by St. Stephen’s Music Teacher, Mr. E. One morning will take you along scenic Biscayne Bay and the second through Coral Gables, “The City Beautiful.”

Artists
avatar for Daniel Eguizabal

Daniel Eguizabal

Director of Music, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Music Teacher at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School, foodie, & avid runner.



Thursday November 6, 2014 6:30am - 7:15am
Sonesta Hotel Lobby 2889 McFarlane Road Miami, FL 33133

7:00am

Registration & Breakfast
Registration and Breakfast will be at St. Stephen's. Please use the entrance at 2750 McFarlane Rd. Everyone will walk together to Ransom Everglades for the opening session from St. Stephen's at 8:15.

Thursday November 6, 2014 7:00am - 8:10am
School Entrance 2750 McFarlane Rd., Miami, FL 33133

7:15am

Morning Meditation - All Are Welcome!
All are welcome!

Morning meditation is a time to come and sit, relax, meditate, contemplate, clear the mind, and prepare the body for the rest of the day. The setting is a peaceful garden on campus where anyone may join in for some quiet time. Readings from various sources that encourage positive thinking, inclusivity, and calmness will be shared.  

View the Nepenthe Garden on Google Maps 

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Sayago-Gonzalez

Jorge Sayago-Gonzalez

Chaplain, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Originally from Puerto Rico, Jorge is a singer songwriter with over 15 years of experience as a musician and worship leader in Puerto Rico and the United States. He earned his undergraduate degree in music from the University of Puerto Rico and received his Masters of Divinity from Louisville Seminary. Jorge finds great energy and joy in the power of liberation and unity through music and serves as the Chaplain at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day... Read More →



Thursday November 6, 2014 7:15am - 8:00am
Nepenthe Garden

8:30am

Welcome to Miami Device!
Opening session & intro to Kevin Honeycutt, Keynote Speaker.

Speakers
avatar for Felix Jacomino

Felix Jacomino

Director of Technology, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Felix is the Director of Technology at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School in Coconut Grove, Florida and he is the host of Miami Device. He has gained much attention due to hard work by his team, enthusiastic teachers, supportive administration, and excellent professional development. As an educator, Felix quickly learned the importance of sharing what works well in the classroom. Becoming part of a professional learning network (PLN) became... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 8:30am - 8:45am
Ransom Everglades Lewis Family Auditorium 3575 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

8:45am

Daniel Kim
Presentation by Daniel Kim of Pop Danthology fame!

canadankim.com 

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Kim

Daniel Kim

Daniel is a Vancouver-based (British Columbia, Canada) artist, philosopher, empath, healer, and counsellor with a passion for joy and inner peace, family and marriage. | | Since graduating from the Sauder School of Business (UBC) with a Bachelor of Commerce and a marketing major, Daniel has spent a lot of his time working in the entertainment and broadcast industries, both behind and in front of the camera. | | In 2012, Daniel produced a... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 8:45am - 8:55am
Ransom Everglades Lewis Family Auditorium 3575 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

9:00am

Opening Keynote, Kevin Honeycutt
Speakers
avatar for Kevin Honeycutt

Kevin Honeycutt

Educational Technology Consultant, ESSDACK - A non-profit educational service center
Kevin grew up in poverty and attended school in many cities across the United States. As he witnessed education around the country he collected powerful experiences that still influence his conversations and his work with educators. He spent 13 years teaching art K-12 in public school and for 17 years spent summers leading creative adventure camps for kids of all ages. In 1991 he received the Making IT Happen Award which is an... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 9:00am - 9:40am
Ransom Everglades Lewis Family Auditorium 3575 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

10:00am

Innovative Interactive Presentation Tools to Bring Your Classroom to Life
Limited Capacity full

With new devices, 1:1 programs, cell phones and BYOD programs, teachers are now wondering how to keep students fully engaged on all of their devices, while retaining some traditional teaching methods within the classroom. Interactive response systems have evolved from the formal clickers, to now operating on mobile devices. In this fully interactive session, Bryan will give you a head to head comparison of all of the popular interactive response systems that work on your classroom's mobile devices. You will learn, play along, win prizes, and learn how to bring a new level of excitement to you and your students, and bring your lessons to life!

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Miller

Bryan Miller

Director of Educational Technology, Pine Crest School
Bryan L. Miller serves at the Director of Educational Technology at Pine Crest Preparatory School, in Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton Florida. With over 10 years involved in educational technology, Bryan utilizes his understanding and experience as a Millennial to guide decisions that are student-centered and bring new, innovative tools and resources to his school. | | Throughout his career, Bryan has had the opportunity to work in... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
J-105

10:00am

Keeping Them in STEM: Strategies for retention of females in STEM programs
Limited Capacity seats available

During this session, educators will learn some of the hidden signals today’s society sends girls in science, math, and technology in addition to discovering the ways society unintentionally discourages girls from careers in STEM. Elaine Plybon will reveal strategies for overcoming the underrepresentation of females in STEM careers, including awareness of research-based theories such as stereotype threat and attribution theory. Participants will learn how to develop action plans for a campus to increase recruitment, retention, and achievement for girls in STEM fields and walk away with the first steps toward making a change in their own school.

Speakers
avatar for Elaine Plybon

Elaine Plybon

Learning Coordinator - CTE and Virtual Learning, Keller ISD
I have experienced many facets of education, including teaching high school sciences, online speech and Chemistry, serving as an instructional technology specialist and instructional coach, and I consult to develop and write online courses for pre-service teachers. My personal goal is to learn always and share often. I am a Discovery Education Guru (Class of 2012) and was named as one of the 20 to Watch Education Technology Leaders by the... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
J-201

10:00am

Comic Sans Isn't professional
Limited Capacity full

Comic Sans should be outlawed, exiled, and eradicated. It's not even funny. Let me help you find better ways to improve your approach to visual design, slide preparation, and presentation skills that don't require silly fonts. Improve your ability to prepare and present professional development through visually engaging materials. Whether you use slides or not, this session will help you find that edge to take you to the next level.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Macdonald

Jeremy Macdonald

Director of Technology & Innovation, Redmond School District
Jeremy Macdonald is the Director of Technology and Innovation for Redmond School District in Central Oregon. In addition to leading the district’s IT department, Jeremy is also an instructional leader, sharing his years of classroom experience and vision of practical and effective instructional technology with students and staff. | Jeremy has helped multiple districts implement 1:1 device initiatives in Oregon and continues to push for... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
J-205

10:00am

Flipping like a Ninja
Limited Capacity filling up

Come learn how one 5th grade teacher flipped his math classroom and turned it completely PBL!  No test formatted questions.  No worksheets.  Just tons of fun AND improved test scores.  This promises to be an honest look at what it takes to make a flipped PBL class work despite any limitations you may have!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney

Principal, Navasota ISD
Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX. He is the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for Principal of the Year and 2014 Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Classroom Teacher of the Year, the TCEA Teacher of the Year for 2014, a White House Champion of Change, a National School Board Association “20 to Watch”, and Center for Digital Education “Top 40 Innovators in Education”. Todd also is the author of... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Great Hall

10:00am

Help Students Show What They Know With Media
Limited Capacity filling up

Tablets, smartphones and computers should not be used by students just to CONSUME media: Students should regularly use digital devices to "show what they know" with media." In this session we will view and discuss different examples of student multimedia projects created by students including narrated art/photo projects, narrated slideshow/screencasts, Quick-edit videos, visual notes, and GeoMap projects. Link to examples and available tools to create each media product on the Mapping Media website: http://maps.playingwithmedia.com

Speakers
avatar for Wes Fryer

Wes Fryer

Director of Technology, Casady School
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly "EdTech Situation Room" webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and is co-leading an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students in fall 2016 with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Biscayne Ballroom (Sonesta Hotel, 8th floor) 2889 McFarlane Road Miami, FL 33133

10:00am

Keep Explaining
Limited Capacity full

Without question Explain Everything is a powerful classroom tool. Yet, the ways in which it is being used in the classroom are only scratching the surface. This session will explore the more complex uses for Explain Everything. Ideas discussed in the session will range from creating flash style animation to mind mapping, presenting, video reflections & multimedia writing. Further, the session will explore how Explain Everything can be used to layer video content to create comprehensive multimedia presentations.


Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor & Google for Education Certified Trainer, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase "App Smashing," is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
FabLab

10:00am

Re-branding Digital Citizenship
Limited Capacity filling up

Having a concrete digital citizenship plan is critical for all stakeholders (students, teachers, administrators and parents) when rolling out devices. However, digital citizenship education is much more than teaching our students about appropriate use of technology.  While there are concerns of how it is used, it is our responsibility as educators to embrace the medium and teach our students how to harness it in a positive and meaningful way. 
Do your students understand how to use technology in a safe and responsible way? Are they creating and collaborating with the world? 
This session will address a framework to get started with when teaching digital citizenship in your class/school. Learn ideas on how you can begin to teach your students how to build their digital identities and become caring citizens of a connected world using social media and the web.

Speakers
avatar for Tanya Avrith

Tanya Avrith

Technology and Innovation Specialist
Tanya Avrith is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher and educational technologist who works with students, teachers, administrators and parents to help improve learning. Tanya holds a Master’s Degree is Educational Technology. As the Itinerant Educational Technology and Digital Citizenship Teacher for the Lester B. Pearson School Board, Tanya pioneered the Digital Citizenship Program and spearheaded the creation of... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
J-207

11:15am

Are These the Tools We are Looking For?
Limited Capacity seats available

The purpose of this session is to demonstrate ways to integrate and implement Android applications in the classroom. Teachers need to begin with a few apps, be comfortable with them to able to use them efficiently and successfully with students. The apps that will be featured were chosen for their ability to let students and teachers create using their Android device. This session will not only give ideas to take back to the classroom, but will also show how to present and share these projects, personally and globally.

Speakers
avatar for Rodney Turner

Rodney Turner

TIS, RTEC
Rodney Turner is an Technology Integration Specialist in the Glendale Elementary School District #40. He has been a teacher in the district for more than 12 years. Currently, he supports teachers use mobile devices and Web 2.0 tools effectively. As the GAFE admin of the district, he works to keep up with the nuances of the system and needs of students and teachers. | | Professional Development and Mobile Learning Tools... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
J-205

11:15am

Picture This! A Safari into the Wild World of Images for Learning (Part 1 of 2)
Limited Capacity filling up

*Please note: This is a two-part session*

This session will begin with a photo walk through beautiful Coconut Grove. Participants will be encouraged to take photos that they will then use in the second half of the workshop to create classroom lessons.
Presenters will introduce image-based applications including Narrable, Haiku Deck, Vuvox, and Biteslide that can be used with students.
Teachers will leave the session with resources for images, tools for image editing, and ideas for classroom projects that harness the power of images for learning.

Speakers
CC

Carol Chenet

Librarian, Gulliver
JK

Jaya Krutulis

Application Integrator, Gulliver Schools
avatar for Cindy Wilson-Hyde

Cindy Wilson-Hyde

Academic IT Supervisor, Gulliver


Thursday November 6, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
J-104

11:15am

Preschool through Upper Elementary Science plus a dash of Technology equals easy and fun lessons
Limited Capacity filling up

With a few apps such as 30Hands, iMovie, Puppet Pals, Keynote, Kahoot, Explain Everything, and QR codes, your students can create exciting and fun presentations. The science teachers at St. Stephen's will share ideas and presentations created by preschool through 5th grade students.

Attendees should have 30Hands, Explain Everything, and a QR reader for this session. 

Speakers
avatar for Nerissa Raschelle

Nerissa Raschelle

Technology Innovator, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Fueled by her passion for education and social equity, Nerissa always knew she wanted to be an educator. Early in her career, she worked as a peer and youth educator with the Breakthrough Collaborative, an educational enrichment program serving at risk students. After graduating from Mount Holyoke College with a BA in African American and Gender Studies, Nerissa taught on the West Side of Chicago for two years. It was during her time in... Read More →
avatar for Paul Weaver

Paul Weaver

Upper Grades Science Teacher, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
avatar for Delia Zepeda

Delia Zepeda

Science Teacher, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Years teaching: 20+ | First Year at St. Stephen’s: 1990 | Schooling: Bachelor of Liberal Studies, Barry University; Master of Science in Pre-K/Primary Science, Barry University | Memberships: National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), National Assn for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), South Florida Assn for Young Children(SFAYC), Southern Early Childhood Assn (SECA), Early Childhood Assn of Florida (ECAF), Kappa Delta Pi Honor... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
J-207

11:15am

Advanced iPad Video Creation
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will explore options and potential for dynamic video creation on the iPad that moves beyond simple point & shoot with the video camera.Through a combination of screencasting apps, layered video, green screen editing and time lapse video capture, we will explore both the technical side of advanced video creation as well as the potential for classroom use and student created video content.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor & Google for Education Certified Trainer, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase "App Smashing," is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
J-206

11:15am

Student Digital Portfolios - Rethinking Assessment Using Google and iPads
Limited Capacity full

In this session, we will discuss the importance of student-created digital portfolios. From why they are important - to how we can use the power of Google tools to help students showcase and OWN their learning. You will leave with strategies for digitizing, uploading and publishing student work using Google -with a focus on the best iPad apps that integrate with Google Drive. Digital student portfolios should be the goal of every educator in 2014!

Speakers
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Innovation Specialist, EdTechTeam
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. She has been helping teachers redefine instruction in their classrooms by overseeing both 1:1 iPad and Chromebooks pilots and helping schools implement digital literacy programs. She is a Google Certified Teacher, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Columbia University. She has been working with technology integration... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Great Hall

11:15am

Technology Integration and the Common Core
Limited Capacity seats available

The CCSS call us to integrate technology in intentional and meaningful ways to have students meet rigorous standards. We will examine the question, how can I integrate technology to meet the CCSS? Uncover specific CCSS that call for technology integration as well as ideas for implementation and lesson planning.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Educational Consultant, Educational Consultant
Educational Consultant


Thursday November 6, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
Biscayne Ballroom (Sonesta Hotel, 8th floor) 2889 McFarlane Road Miami, FL 33133

11:15am

iPad as the Teacher's Pet
Limited Capacity full

Got an iPad? Then you've got a a handy assistant to help make you an even better teacher! Discover how iPad can support your teaching by spending time learning about apps and services that you'll wonder how you ever lived without. Apps can turn iPad into a timer, voice recorder, document camera, and notebook. See how iPad can help you manage your classroom, capture learning artifacts, poll students, visualize concepts, share demonstrations, and much more. There’s a lot you can do, even if you have only one iPad in your classroom.

Apps to Install:
i-nigma
Adobe Reader
Flipboard

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →



Thursday November 6, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm
FabLab

1:30pm

It’s A Matter of Crime! Effectively Integrating iPads into Your Biology Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

**Recommended Apps**


The focus of this session is to help you incorporate iPads into a forensic science unit for your classroom.  My goal is to help you learn how to shift from using the iPad as a tool for consumption to a tool for creating “mockumentaries” of a highlighted crime scene scenario. Featured content topics include fingerprint analysis, blood spatter pattern, blood typing and DNA. We will learn how the iPad is used to document a crime scene, interview suspects and create an end project with iMovie. This is a great session for anyone starting out with iPads to those of us who have experience and are looking for more ideas!


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
J-207

1:30pm

Picture This! A Safari into the Wild World of Images for Learning (Part 2 of 2)
Limited Capacity seats available

*Please note: This is a two-part session*

This session will begin with a photo walk through beautiful Coconut Grove. Participants will be encouraged to take photos that they will then use in the second half of the workshop to create classroom lessons.
Presenters will introduce image-based applications including Narrable, Haiku Deck, Vuvox, and Biteslide that can be used with students.
Teachers will leave the session with resources for images, tools for image editing, and ideas for classroom projects that harness the power of images for learning.

Speakers
CC

Carol Chenet

Librarian, Gulliver
JK

Jaya Krutulis

Application Integrator, Gulliver Schools
avatar for Cindy Wilson-Hyde

Cindy Wilson-Hyde

Academic IT Supervisor, Gulliver


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
J-104

1:30pm

What’s New? What’s Hot? What’s Cool?
Limited Capacity filling up

Have you seen the latest iPad tools and apps? We’ll explore how Tangible Play turns your iPad into virtual activities with tangrams, words and more. The Augmented Reality puzzles are fun and educational and a great activity for your classroom. What else is new and cool? Attend this session and find out! Audience members will have an opportunity to share their latest finds for the iPads in their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
J-204

1:30pm

Culture of Selfies
Limited Capacity full

Say cheese! Today's over-saturation of mobile technology has created a culture of selfies. Though common (yet sometimes annoying), the selfie demonstrates the amplifying power of technology in today's world. While the word "selfie" is fairly new, the idea and its implications are centuries old. Come explore the world of selfies, learn the history, the implications, and how we can leverage this new(ish) cultural phenomenon to create more meaningful learning in our classrooms and encourage more profound sharing of our ideas and ourselves.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Macdonald

Jeremy Macdonald

Director of Technology & Innovation, Redmond School District
Jeremy Macdonald is the Director of Technology and Innovation for Redmond School District in Central Oregon. In addition to leading the district’s IT department, Jeremy is also an instructional leader, sharing his years of classroom experience and vision of practical and effective instructional technology with students and staff. | Jeremy has helped multiple districts implement 1:1 device initiatives in Oregon and continues to push for... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
J-105

1:30pm

iPads and Google a Friendship Made in the Clouds
Limited Capacity filling up

Are you using Google Drive to its full potential on the iPad? In this session, learn amazing ways you can use Google Drive on your iOS device to help students purposefully capture, collaborate, and publish their work. Learn how to rethink Google Drive and the iPad in a way that can completely change the workflow in your classroom. This "friendship" will not only help students to more effectively collaborate, but help to capture student thinking in your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Innovation Specialist, EdTechTeam
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. She has been helping teachers redefine instruction in their classrooms by overseeing both 1:1 iPad and Chromebooks pilots and helping schools implement digital literacy programs. She is a Google Certified Teacher, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Columbia University. She has been working with technology integration... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Biscayne Ballroom (Sonesta Hotel, 8th floor) 2889 McFarlane Road Miami, FL 33133

1:30pm

Providing Effective PD through Peer Coaching
Limited Capacity full

Collaboration among teachers is key to promoting academic achievement. And peer coaching is proven to increase collaboration. Learn how to deliver contextualized, relevant, and ongoing professional development to teachers through a technology rich peer coaching model to yield the greatest opportunities for success.


Speakers
avatar for Dave Guymon

Dave Guymon

Technology Integration Specialist at Blaine County School District, Bonneville Online School
As a child, I wanted to grow up to become a Ninja Turtle. Unfortunately, I realized that I had too many fingers to fit in, so I turned to the next best thing, teaching. Ironically, I had no idea that educational technology was even a thing when I graduated from my undergraduate program. Now, in my fourth year as a teacher, it has become my passion. I owe my relationship with ed tech to signing up for a Twitter account while sitting in the Las... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
J-201

1:30pm

Redefining the Mobile Writing Process
Limited Capacity full

In the mobile era, what does writing look like? What is the process and what product is generated? While the fact that we proceed through the steps of Brainstorming, Organizing, Drafting, Revising, Publishing, and Reflecting may not change, the associated tasks and processes certainly evolve and transform when students have access to mobile devices. During this session, we will examine the evolution of the writing process, identifying tools and strategies that may not have been previously conceivable.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor & Google for Education Certified Trainer, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase "App Smashing," is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
FabLab

1:30pm

Make Marvelous Movies
Limited Capacity seats available

Today it's possible to film, edit, and publish movies all on an iOS device. There’s no more importing video into a computer, and apps are making the process easier than ever! See a demonstration and examples of how to create excellent educational films by using a variety of iPhone and iPad apps to film, edit, enhance, and publish videos. Learn about tips and tricks for helping students memorize lines, improving sound quality, changing camera angles, improving lighting, and much more.  We’ll even produce a short film together!

Apps to Intall:
i-nigma
Splice Free
Documents 5
Videolicious

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →



Thursday November 6, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Great Hall

2:45pm

Engaging Students with QR Codes
Limited Capacity seats available

QR codes - they're everywhere, but how can they be used in the classroom? Leave this workshop knowing how to create various kinds of codes and access to lots of QR code activities for all subjects and grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
J-104

2:45pm

How We are Flipping the Script
Limited Capacity seats available

"Flipping" seems like the new educational technology buzzword of 2013, but what exactly does it mean? In this session, discover why a middle school ELA/Technology Integration teacher has fallen head over heels. Topics covered will include videotaped lessons, useful resources, and myths vs. realities.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

Teacher, Pgcps
Sarah Thomas is a Google Certified Teacher and Edmodo Certified Teacher, as well as a leader of the Washington, DC Google Educator Group and founder of the EduMatch project. She is the Technology Liaison at John Hanson French Immersion School in Oxon Hill, MD. In addition to this role, she also teaches Technology Integration and English Language Arts at the middle school level. She has served on the School Leadership Team, advising administrators... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
J-202

2:45pm

Reading Goes Digital
Limited Capacity filling up

When classrooms go digital, reading gets transformed, becoming more impactful, engaging and effective for students. Learn how digital reading was brought to 1:1 classrooms in multiple middle and high school classrooms in the Eanes Independent School District. Through close reading apps like Subtext, the presenter will overview how 6 tried-and-true reading strategies can become easier and more effective when reading digitally. Both “new to digital” teachers and 1:1 experts will gain succinct, easy-to-integrate instructional ideas that can be applied to their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Garner

Greg Garner

Research Associate, The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation
Greg is a true edu-punk. He looks at the way things have always been done and finds ways to change it up. He works with an amazing group of educators at The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, part of NC State University's College of Education as a Research Associate for Professional Development and Digital Learning Initiatives. He doesn't really know what that title means, but it sounds fancy enough.


Thursday November 6, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
J-205

2:45pm

SPEED DATING - Tech Style
Get ready for a fast-paced, high energy session of rapid sharing with the attendees within the session! Come prepared to share about your favorite app or tech tool. Time will fly! You will definitely learn some new things to take home! Start the clock!

Speakers
avatar for Brent Catlett

Brent Catlett

Director of Technology, Independence School District
I am the new Director of Technology for the Independence School District in the Kansas City, MO area. My district has Chromebooks and iPads and we are sharing at #ISDstrong. We are a GAFE district as well. I am a Google Certified Teacher & Trainer. I love my job and getting to work with fabulous educators day in and day out!


Thursday November 6, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Oak Grove

2:45pm

Bring a New Dimension to Learning with Augmented Reality
Limited Capacity full

Transform learning and teaching using Augmented Reality in the classroom.  This session will focus on the latest in Augmented Reality and how to implement this technology into the classroom to engage students and transform learning.  See incredible demos and the latest in AR apps. 

Speakers
avatar for Brad Waid

Brad Waid

Keynote Speaker, 2guys with ipads
Brad Waid, is an energetic and passionate educator who inspires educational change through technology and Augmented Reality.  Brad Waid is a highly sought after speaker who engages his audience with his passion, humor, mind-blowing demonstrations all while sharing the power of technology and how it can transform the way we learn, teach and lead. He is an industry leader in Educational Technology and in Augmented Reality. Brad is an expert in... Read More →



Thursday November 6, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
J-204

2:45pm

Enhancing Instruction with Digital Games
Limited Capacity filling up

Uncover how and why games engage us in specific and meaningful ways. Learn how to evaluate digital games for effectiveness in the classroom and learn the difference between an App and a Game. Pick and play games for intentional moments in the classroom, such formative assessment, differentiated instruction, and reflection to name a few.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Educational Consultant, Educational Consultant
Educational Consultant


Thursday November 6, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Great Hall

2:45pm

Starting Your Early Footprint with iPads and Blogger
Limited Capacity full

We want to encourage our students to begin to create and publish content at an early age. However, what does that look like for early elementary grades (K-3)? This session will address the necessary digital citizenship aspects that need to be evaluated before having students publish work that is visible for the world to see; including how to approach parental engagement, how to address concerns for student safety and the digital literacies we need to be teaching our students when using this technology. This session will introduce practical pedagogical strategies for using iPads and Blogger with your students. If you are teaching in a 1:1 or using shared iPads this session will work for you. 

Speakers
avatar for Tanya Avrith

Tanya Avrith

Technology and Innovation Specialist
Tanya Avrith is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher and educational technologist who works with students, teachers, administrators and parents to help improve learning. Tanya holds a Master’s Degree is Educational Technology. As the Itinerant Educational Technology and Digital Citizenship Teacher for the Lester B. Pearson School Board, Tanya pioneered the Digital Citizenship Program and spearheaded the creation of... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
J-201

2:45pm

STEM - Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

What is STEM? What is STEAM? Is it the same everywhere? What does it look like in elementary? Middle? High? Is it, should it, be the same for all?

This panel discussion will be one full of questions and diversity. Come join a conversation led by STEM educators across all grade levels and with varying visions of what STEM/STEAM is all about. See and experience some of the panel's examples and feel free to bring some of your own! 

Moderators
avatar for John DeMartin

John DeMartin

STEM Coordinator, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
I have interests in STEM education, the Maker Movement, mountain biking, Brazil, and my 2 dogs (not necessarily in that order).

Speakers
avatar for Susan Bearden

Susan Bearden

Director of Information Technology, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Susan M. Bearden is the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, FL. She frequently presents about education technology, digital citizenship, and social media at conferences, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), FCIS, and NAES. In January 2015 she received the ISTE “Making IT Happen” award from the Florida... Read More →
avatar for Wes Fryer

Wes Fryer

Director of Technology, Casady School
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly "EdTech Situation Room" webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and is co-leading an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students in fall 2016 with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at... Read More →
avatar for Dave Guymon

Dave Guymon

Technology Integration Specialist at Blaine County School District, Bonneville Online School
As a child, I wanted to grow up to become a Ninja Turtle. Unfortunately, I realized that I had too many fingers to fit in, so I turned to the next best thing, teaching. Ironically, I had no idea that educational technology was even a thing when I graduated from my undergraduate program. Now, in my fourth year as a teacher, it has become my passion. I owe my relationship with ed tech to signing up for a Twitter account while sitting in the Las... Read More →
avatar for Elaine Plybon

Elaine Plybon

Learning Coordinator - CTE and Virtual Learning, Keller ISD
I have experienced many facets of education, including teaching high school sciences, online speech and Chemistry, serving as an instructional technology specialist and instructional coach, and I consult to develop and write online courses for pre-service teachers. My personal goal is to learn always and share often. I am a Discovery Education Guru (Class of 2012) and was named as one of the 20 to Watch Education Technology Leaders by the... Read More →


Thursday November 6, 2014 2:45pm - 3:45pm
FabLab

4:15pm

Yoga
Limited Capacity filling up

Come enjoy an easy restorative yoga class to relax your body and mind after a long day of learning. Open to students of all levels. Mats and props will be provided. Wear comfortable clothes.


Thursday November 6, 2014 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Church

5:00pm

South Beach Culinary, Architectural, & Historical Walking Tour (extra fee*)
Meet in the parking lot by the registration area at 5:00. Tour starts at the beach at 6:00. *Use code MIAMIDEVICE to save $13 off this memorable tour!

Savor tasty treasures inside the beating heart of Miami Beach during a fun and engaging architectural, historical and walking tour of the Art Deco Historic District, with a culinary twist.  Enjoy edible bites created by five-star Gourmet Chefs to hole-in-the-wall Mom & Pop Restaurants. Taste the best of Miami Beach’s global cuisine (“melting-pot”) with its predominate Latin, European, and American “comfort food” cuisine, uncovering the top hotspots for Ceviche, authentic Empanadas, home made Cuban dishes, Refajo drink and much more.  You will sit and relax while savoring different bites, as well as stand and eat on the go as in a cosmopolitan city.

More details: miamidevice.org/sobetour

Sponsors
MC

Miami Culinary Tours

Sponsor, Miami Culinary Tours
Savor tasty treasures inside the beating heart of Miami Beach during a fun and engaging architectural, historical and walking tour of the Art Deco Historic District, with a culinary twist. Enjoy edible bites created by five-star Gourmet Chefs to hole-in-the-wall Mom & Pop Restaurants. Taste the best of Miami Beach’s global cuisine (“melting-pot”) with its predominate Latin, European, and American “comfort food” cuisine, uncovering... Read More →



Thursday November 6, 2014 5:00pm - 8:00pm
South Beach
 
Friday, November 7
 

6:30am

Early Morning Run
Pack your walking/running shoes for two early morning runs, led by St. Stephen’s Music Teacher, Mr. E. One morning will take you along scenic Biscayne Bay and the second through Coral Gables, “The City Beautiful.”

Artists
avatar for Daniel Eguizabal

Daniel Eguizabal

Director of Music, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Music Teacher at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School, foodie, & avid runner.



Friday November 7, 2014 6:30am - 7:15am
Sonesta Hotel Lobby 2889 McFarlane Road Miami, FL 33133

7:15am

Morning Meditation - All Are Welcome!
All are welcome!

Morning meditation is a time to come and sit, relax, meditate, contemplate, clear the mind, and prepare the body for the rest of the day. The setting is a peaceful garden on campus where anyone may join in for some quiet time. Readings from various sources that encourage positive thinking, inclusivity, and calmness will be shared.  

View the Nepenthe Garden on Google Maps 

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Sayago-Gonzalez

Jorge Sayago-Gonzalez

Chaplain, St. Stephen's Episcopal Day School
Originally from Puerto Rico, Jorge is a singer songwriter with over 15 years of experience as a musician and worship leader in Puerto Rico and the United States. He earned his undergraduate degree in music from the University of Puerto Rico and received his Masters of Divinity from Louisville Seminary. Jorge finds great energy and joy in the power of liberation and unity through music and serves as the Chaplain at St. Stephen's Episcopal Day... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 7:15am - 8:00am
Nepenthe Garden

8:30am

Bring It On! BYOD/1:1 Activities That Work
Limited Capacity full

Your school has adopted a BYOD or 1:1 program, so what meaningful activities can students engage in? Participate in hands-on, engaging activities that can be modified for multiple subjects and grade levels using most any device that can access the Internet. Preferred device for attendees to bring: iPad, laptop or smartphone.

Speakers
avatar for Janet Corder

Janet Corder

consultant, consultant
Janet is an educational technology consultant specializing in technology integration, BYOD implementations, interactive whiteboard technologies and mobile learning devices. She has over 30 years experience as a classroom teacher and instructional technology coordinator in Texas public schools and has also been an adjunct education professor at a local university. Her passion for assisting educators learn new strategies for successfully... Read More →
avatar for Joan Gore

Joan Gore

Technology Educational Consultant, j2Training
Always a crowd favorite at every educational conference where they present, these two ladies love to have fun, and it shows in every professional presentation they give or book they write. For them it's more than just a process, it's a calling. Their trainings take the fear out of integrating technology across the curriculum, meeting the needs of the beginner to the most advanced user. As former classroom teachers assigned to integrate technology... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
J-104

8:30am

Geo-Map Projects with Google
Limited Capacity seats available

A Geo-Map media project can include text, hyperlinks, images, and videos connected to locations on virtual maps. Geo-Map projects can provide windows into events, concepts, places and stories which join disparate media elements into a cohesive digital narrative. Come learn how to use Google Map Engine Lite, Google Maps, and Google Earth to start creating Geo-Maps and having your students create Geo-Maps to show what they know using multimedia combined with powerful, digital geographic tools!

Speakers
avatar for Wes Fryer

Wes Fryer

Director of Technology, Casady School
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly "EdTech Situation Room" webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and is co-leading an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students in fall 2016 with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Biscayne Ballroom (Sonesta Hotel, 8th floor) 2889 McFarlane Road Miami, FL 33133

8:30am

Instant PD with iTunes U
Limited Capacity full

Discover the power and potential of using iTunes U to deliver Professional Development to your staff… and beyond. From actual ready made PD courses to tips for setting up the flow of courses, what content and examples should be included in a course, and ideas for projects that demonstrate evidence of learning, this session will showcase best practices in designing professional development resources that meet the diverse needs of your K-12 staff! (Please have the iTunes U app downloaded prior to the session)

Speakers
avatar for Lisa  Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Eanes ISD
Lisa has 13+ years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state. Currently, Lisa serves as an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD which proudly supports an 1:1 iPad initiative from K-12. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator. | | Her... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
J-105

8:30am

Redefining Creation With Chromebooks
Limited Capacity filling up

Chromebooks have huge potential in the area of creation.  Unfortunately they are frequently used solely as word processors and for research. There are so many opportunities for creation on chromebooks; we just need to rethink what creation looks like!  This session will look at how you can redefine your classroom using Google Apps for Education and the Web using Chromebooks.

Speakers
avatar for Tanya Avrith

Tanya Avrith

Technology and Innovation Specialist
Tanya Avrith is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher and educational technologist who works with students, teachers, administrators and parents to help improve learning. Tanya holds a Master’s Degree is Educational Technology. As the Itinerant Educational Technology and Digital Citizenship Teacher for the Lester B. Pearson School Board, Tanya pioneered the Digital Citizenship Program and spearheaded the creation of... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
J-205

8:30am

Simplify Your Approach
Limited Capacity full

Everything you do with technology doesn't have to be a huge production. Instead of letting it complicate what we do or overwhelm us with uncertainty, look for ways that technology can help simplify your classroom. From finding inspiration in the world around, to curating and sharing learning, technology can help our students make sense of their world and their learning. And it doesn't take much. Join me for an active, hands-on opportunity to use technology to help simplify your approach to your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Macdonald

Jeremy Macdonald

Director of Technology & Innovation, Redmond School District
Jeremy Macdonald is the Director of Technology and Innovation for Redmond School District in Central Oregon. In addition to leading the district’s IT department, Jeremy is also an instructional leader, sharing his years of classroom experience and vision of practical and effective instructional technology with students and staff. | Jeremy has helped multiple districts implement 1:1 device initiatives in Oregon and continues to push for... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
Great Hall

8:30am

Mobilize for Personal Productivity
Limited Capacity full

As a busy school leader, you receive dozens of emails a day, deal with scheduling meetings, and have an endless to-do list. Never fear! There are tools, apps, and strategies to help you keep your head above water by helping you stay organized and connected. Productivity is described by guru David Allen as “advanced common sense,” and by applying some simple strategies, you can unclutter your inbox, browse the web more efficiently, keep a centralized to-do list, manage voicemails, and much more, all while being mobile.

Apps to Install:
i-nigma
Google

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 8:30am - 9:30am
FabLab

9:45am

Get Real Maths
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's add meaning to numbers. 5, 5 what? What does it mean? 5°. $5 5inches Jenny will show you how you can use apps and websites to give numbers meaning so they become less and the mathematical thinking more. Are we calculating too much but leaving out the understanding. Calculators can calculate but we add the human Mathematical thinking. Get Real about Math, Give it meaning.

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Ashby

Jenny Ashby

teacher, Epsom PS
Jenny Ashby has over 30 years classroom experience. She has been an innovator in using technology in the classroom from wifi in 2000 to iPods and iPads. Jenny is willing to go where no one else has and try to do things differently to make a difference. She has participated in the DEECD State iPad trial and presents at State, National and Global Ed Conferences. Jenny is also the past President and a founding member of Slide2Learn. Learning and... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
J-204

9:45am

Multiplayer Classroom: Designing Coursework as a Game
Limited Capacity filling up

Imagine students engaged in a multiplayer world, with XP, quests, mobs, dungeons, and guilds. A massive online game? No. Make this happen in your classroom, where students learn by playing; where they teach each other and themselves. Come play along and learn how.

Using gamification, the most motivational aspects of games in non-game settings, has changed the game of school. This session will demonstrate the power that this teaching style has to offer. If you use gamification for a unit or an entire course, it will improve student learning, increase engagement and excitement in and out of class, and unlock your students’ potential.

In this session, attendees will leave with ideas of how to run their own multiplayer classroom and time to generate some ideas of their own. Presenter Michael Matera will share his successful integration of this method of instruction. Come to listen, learn, share, and even play.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Matera

Michael Matera

Teacher, University School of Milwaukee
Michael Matera has taught for more than a decade using interactive play, passion and purpose-driven learning to transform the classroom in international, public and private schools. | | He is a pioneer in the field of education, using gamification and technology to increase authentic student engagement and content acquisition.  Along with being a full time teacher at University School of Milwaukee, Michael is also a nationally-known... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
J-105

9:45am

Sketchnoting
Limited Capacity filling up

The term sketchnoting describes a style of visual note-taking recently gaining popularity among conference attendees. Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be an artist to sketchnote and to take advantage of a different type of learning and making content connections beyond conference keynotes . Sketchnoting is helping make your thinking visible and shareable as you are reading a professional book, watching a movie clip, reading an educational blog post or article or listening to a lecture of conference keynote.

This workshop is for educators who want to hone their abilities to listen more intently, summarize and organize their notes in a visual way  and learn how to do this with their students. NO artistic talent required.

We will look at structures of a sketchnote, typography, connectors, containers and work on your own visual library. Please bring a paper and a pencil/pen or your iPad with a drawing app (ex. Paper by fiftythree).


Speakers
avatar for Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

Modern Teaching & Learning Coach, Globally Connected Learning Consultant
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano is a Third Culture Kid (TCK). Born in Germany, raised in Argentina, having lived shortly in Brazil, is now planted in the United States. Her multicultural upbringing fueled her passion for languages, travel, global awareness and global competencies. Silvia holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish with a Minor in International Studies and a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Technology. She has worked as... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
J-104

9:45am

Twitter for Beginners
Limited Capacity seats available

Educators not on Twitter?? The horror!!! Stop putting it off, and connect with educators around the world for the BEST professional development you will receive. This session is for the complete Twitter newbie. If you've been wanting to try, today is the day to start!!! #joinus #connectededucator

Speakers
avatar for Jed Dearybury

Jed Dearybury

Instructional support, Palmetto State Teachers Association
Jed Dearybury is 13 year veteran of the early childhood classroom from Spartanburg 6, and now the current Director of Professional Development & Communications for the Palmetto State Teachers Association (PSTA). During his classroom tenure, Jed was featured in GQ Magazine, met President Obama, and was named as a top 5 finalist for South Carolina Teacher of the Year because of his passion, love, and success in education. He eagerly seeks to... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
J-201

9:45am

App Flows: A 5-Step Approach to Lesson Planning with Technology
Limited Capacity full

Finding ways to work technology into lesson plans can be challenging, especially when there is an expectation for you to do so. The App Flow model is a five-step approach to effectively leveraging technology throughout a lesson plan. Learn how to design instruction through App Flows along with various tools for each stage of a the lesson plan process.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Guymon

Dave Guymon

Technology Integration Specialist at Blaine County School District, Bonneville Online School
As a child, I wanted to grow up to become a Ninja Turtle. Unfortunately, I realized that I had too many fingers to fit in, so I turned to the next best thing, teaching. Ironically, I had no idea that educational technology was even a thing when I graduated from my undergraduate program. Now, in my fourth year as a teacher, it has become my passion. I owe my relationship with ed tech to signing up for a Twitter account while sitting in the Las... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
J-205

9:45am

Create Multimedia eBooks in a 1 iPad Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Description: Enhanced eBooks on iPads, iPhones and iPod Touches can include audio, video, and interactive animations in addition to digital text, images and links. In this session we’ll view examples of different multimedia eBooks created by both professional authors as well as students. We’ll learn how to use the iPad apps “Book Creator” and “Creative Book Builder” to create and share enhanced/multimedia eBooks using DropBox for free cloud storage/distribution. We’ll also discuss how to create printed version of your books using the print-on-demand service Lulu.com. Other options for directly publishing your eBooks will also be discussed, including Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP), the Apple iBookstore, and Google Play. http://wfryer.me/ebooks

Speakers
avatar for Wes Fryer

Wes Fryer

Director of Technology, Casady School
Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer) is a teacher, author, speaker, and the Director of Technology for Casady School in Oklahoma City. He is the co-host of the weekly "EdTech Situation Room" webshow and podcast (@edtechSR) and is co-leading an afterschool STEAM club for elementary students in fall 2016 with Megan Thompson (@seeingnewshapes). In 2013-2015 he taught STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) to 4th and 5th grade students at... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Biscayne Ballroom (Sonesta Hotel, 8th floor) 2889 McFarlane Road Miami, FL 33133

9:45am

Intentional Technology integration and Mobile Learning for the PBL Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Align technology integration to the essentials elements of PBL to ensure you are truly doing Project Based Learning, and not "dessert" projects. See examples at varying grade levels of successful PBL projects aligned to Common Core and ISTE NET Standards and for various subject areas. Receive practical tips to implement your own PBL projects

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller

Educational Consultant, Educational Consultant
Educational Consultant


Friday November 7, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
Great Hall

9:45am

Web Tools for Ninjas
Limited Capacity filling up

Come get your blackbelt in the latest and greatest web tools that are out there for you!  Plus they're all organized in one easy to find place so you don't have to write down 20 different URLs.  Come prepared to share your favorite tool as well!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney

Principal, Navasota ISD
Todd Nesloney is the Principal/Lead Learner of Webb Elementary in Navasota, TX. He is the 2015 Bammy Award Recipient for Principal of the Year and 2014 Bammy Award Recipient for Elementary Classroom Teacher of the Year, the TCEA Teacher of the Year for 2014, a White House Champion of Change, a National School Board Association “20 to Watch”, and Center for Digital Education “Top 40 Innovators in Education”. Todd also is the author of... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 9:45am - 10:45am
FabLab

11:00am

Classroom Management and the Mobile Classroom
Limited Capacity full

When adopting technology in the classroom, one of the key concerns for teachers and administrators is classroom management. Often, people believe that managing a classroom that has employed technology requires a whole new approach and skill set. However, I have found that many traditional methods of classroom management readily translate to the technologically rich curriculum - with some slight modification. Establishing expectations, agreeing on common courtesies, and building a positive classroom culture all help to cultivate an effective and structured learning environment.
In this presentation, I will share strategies and practices that prove effective in managing the unique environment of a mobile technology.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Carey

Jennifer Carey

Director of Educational Technology, Ransom Everglades
I am a passionate educator who loves working in an innovative, technology rich pedagogy.


Friday November 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
J-202

11:00am

Google Forms - The Swiss Army Knife of Google Apps
Limited Capacity full

Collecting information is something we do on a daily basis. Whether it is collecting lesson plans from faculty, submitting homework assignments, or taking a quiz, we are constantly gathering data. With Google Forms it is super easy to collect this information and so much more! In this workshop, you will learn about the many creative ways teachers can use Google Forms with their classes.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Baselice

Jennifer Baselice

Dept Chair of Mathematics, Father Lopez High School
Jennifer Baselice is a mathematics teacher at Father Lopez High School in Daytona Beach, Fl. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she is also on hand to coach faculty and staff with technology integration and innovation. She earned her undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Florida and her masters degree in mathematics education from the University of Central Florida. She just recently earned her EdS in... Read More →
RK

Rita Kienle

Academic Technology Integrationist, Trinity Preparatory School


Friday November 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
J-104

11:00am

Myth Busters, Snopes, and the Apollo Hoax: Using Thinking Strategies to Identify Reliable Sources
Limited Capacity full

About a century ago Mark Twain, quipped, “A lie can get halfway around the world while truth is still putting on its shoes.” If thousands of people can be persuaded to ban dihydrogen monoxide and be convinced that Abraham Lincoln invented Facebook, then surely the potential for students and teachers to accept and pass along toxic misinformation is to be expected. Today's students must develop the expertise to navigate through vast amounts of evolving information. Learn how to integrate explicit strategies to help students develop the expertise necessary to identify the most reliable sources of information and use what they find to make better decisions and effectively solve problems. Discover how skillful thinking habits can cultivate a school of meticulous media consumers.

Speakers
avatar for Sheryl Dwyer

Sheryl Dwyer

Science Educator, Providence School
A veteran educator of 18 years, Sheryl Dwyer currently serves as an instructor and coach for Comprehensive Thinking Strategies LLC, leading initiatives that guide teachers and students to infuse critical and creative thinking into their curriculum. You will also find her at a variety of locations throughout the Jacksonville area providing wildly exciting science themed workshops, family nights, and stage presentations that go by the name, Big... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
J-105

11:00am

Reducing Mobile Disconnect in the classroom using the LearnPad Solution. Purpose built for education.
Limited Capacity seats available

The LearnPad is changing mobile instruction and learning. Imagine having all of your lesson resources available to all of the student devices, including apps, videos, files etc., with the additional advantage of classroom device control, management, sharing and broadcasting. Switching from Math to English? Same device, new lesson with all new resources populated at the click of a scanner. This is big...

Speakers
avatar for Michael Luetjen

Michael Luetjen

Lower School Comp Sci Specialist, Pine Crest School
I am a Technology Navigator and also the Lower School Computer Science Specialist at the Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida | There is so much effective (and not so) technology available to my teachers and students to use, that I have made it my purpose to make sure that the technology used is effective for the user. With proper research and inquiry, a student, regardless of age, can utilize the technology as an effective tool for... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
J-204

11:00am

Digital Workstations for the K-5 Classroom
Limited Capacity full

Wouldn't it be nice to have an extra set of hands in the classroom to work with students while you worked with a small group? In this session, you will see how one elementary teacher is leveraging technology to maximize her teaching time, while differentiating her instruction for all students. Join Erin Klein as she shares how having a single iPad in the classroom allows you to internally flip your instruction so that your students can get the most focused support you can offer in a limited time frame. If you do Daily 5, Centers, or Workstations, you'll love these simple yet dynamic and creative teaching ideas!

Speakers
avatar for Erin Klein

Erin Klein

Teacher, Author, Presenter, Spotlight
Erin Klein is an award winning educator, national keynote speaker, author, and mother who has been twice selected to serve on the Scholastic, Inc. Top Teaching Team based in New York. Her recent publication, Amazing Grades, was a collaboration with experts from 13 countries around the world. She travels the country speaking about the power of student voice, how meaningful technology integration can enhance learning experiences, and the impact... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
Great Hall

11:00am

S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR
Limited Capacity seats available

Add a little flare to your knowledge and app-lication of SAMR! Learners will sink their teeth into each level of SAMR to redefine iPad integration in their iClassroom. A SAMR Toolkit will be provided with multiple ideas and resources teachers can utilize to integrate immediately into their iClassroom.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa  Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Eanes ISD
Lisa has 13+ years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state. Currently, Lisa serves as an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD which proudly supports an 1:1 iPad initiative from K-12. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator. | | Her... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm
FabLab

1:15pm

Building Blocks for BYOD Success
Limited Capacity seats available

Is your school considering a BYOD program? Are you wondering how to ensure that BYOD does not become "Bring Your Own Disaster?" In this session, we'll discuss how to ensure a successful school BYOD implementation. Topics discussed will include IT infrastructure; policies and responsible use; digital citizenship, curriculum resources, and professional development.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Bearden

Susan Bearden

Director of Information Technology, Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy
Susan M. Bearden is the Director of Information Technology at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy in Melbourne, FL. She frequently presents about education technology, digital citizenship, and social media at conferences, including the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN), FCIS, and NAES. In January 2015 she received the ISTE “Making IT Happen” award from the Florida... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J-105

1:15pm

Coding as Easy as 123
Limited Capacity full

In this workshop participants will leave as Coding Ninja's after Jenny delivers a no fail way to introduce students to coding and develop a love for coding. We will use Beebots followed by apps on the iPads or similar tablets. Beebot, Daisy the Dino, CargoBots, Turtle Draw, Hopscotch etc (I'm sure there will be new ones by next year)

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Ashby

Jenny Ashby

teacher, Epsom PS
Jenny Ashby has over 30 years classroom experience. She has been an innovator in using technology in the classroom from wifi in 2000 to iPods and iPads. Jenny is willing to go where no one else has and try to do things differently to make a difference. She has participated in the DEECD State iPad trial and presents at State, National and Global Ed Conferences. Jenny is also the past President and a founding member of Slide2Learn. Learning and... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J-204

1:15pm

Empowering Your Faculty in a Mobile Technology Environment
Limited Capacity full

In my consulting as well as administrative technology work, I am often asked the same questions by different schools and officials: “How do you get teachers to use these tools effectively?” There are several ways that administration can empower their faculty to become dynamos with mobile technology. This includes providing a stable and efficient infrastructure, encouraging a dynamic and thorough professional development program, as well as providing a safe environment for teachers to explore and experiment with various tools and lesson plans.
I will discuss several strategies that have been effective for me in encouraging faculty to explore and implement technology into their pedagogical practices, including plans for technology roll-out, professional development, and positive reinforcement and encouragement.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Carey

Jennifer Carey

Director of Educational Technology, Ransom Everglades
I am a passionate educator who loves working in an innovative, technology rich pedagogy.


Friday November 7, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J-202

1:15pm

If You Challenge Them, They Will Come
Limited Capacity full

The most important part of my job as a Tech Integration Specialist is to give teachers ideas and examples on how to seamlessly integrate technology into their curriculums. Setting teachers up for success is something that I take seriously and I find that I am continually differentiating to meet the needs of the teachers in our school district. The "show and tell" or “sit and get” format doesn’t work in our classrooms, so why should we expect it to work with our teachers?  After my first year of teaching teachers, I thought about what I could do differently in regards to meeting the needs of our teachers and came up with the idea of creating "App Task Challenges” and challenge based activities during our professional development.   Who doesn’t love a little competitive challenge?  Come and learn how Craig is utilizing "App Task Challenges” with his teachers and be ready to participate in a challenge that he has for you at Miami Device! 

Speakers
avatar for Craig Badura

Craig Badura

PK-12 Integration Specialist, Aurora Public Schools
Craig Badura is the K-12 Integration Specialist at Aurora Public Schools.


Friday November 7, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J-201

1:15pm

App Smashing
Limited Capacity seats available

Why limit students to one app to create original multimedia content when they can smash together 3, 4 or even 5 apps to create a final product. App-Smashing, the process of using multiple apps to create, modify, remix, edit and publish content from an iPad to create content that could never have been created with just one app. With the increasingly flexibility of the iPad iOS and the ability to share content on one iPad from app to app, from iPad to iPad, and from an iPad to the web, both students and teachers have the ability to create truly remarkable creations on an iPad. Participants will leave the session with an understanding of how to begin the process of app-smashing as well as a small app toolkit to facility student created app-smashes.

Speakers
avatar for Greg Kulowiec

Greg Kulowiec

Instructor & Google for Education Certified Trainer, EdTechTeacher
An early adopter of mobile devices, Greg first integrated cell phones, and then iPads, into his high school history curricula. As an EdTechTeacher instructor, he works with schools across the country, presents at national conferences, and blogs regularly about the creative capabilities afforded by mobile devices. He officially coined the phrase "App Smashing," is an authorized Google Education Trainer, and attended St. Anselm college in... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Great Hall

1:15pm

EduSlam: The Power of Crowdsourced Learning
Limited Capacity filling up

Looking for ideas you can use in your classroom tomorrow? Time to learn how to crowdsource innovative teaching ideas in this hands-on, participant driven workshop. In this session, you will learn how to use the crowd to curate professional development and game-changing lessons that you can use in your classroom right away. For even more fun, we will ask the best ideas of the day to be on an EduSlam episode.

Speakers
avatar for Tanya Avrith

Tanya Avrith

Technology and Innovation Specialist
Tanya Avrith is an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher and educational technologist who works with students, teachers, administrators and parents to help improve learning. Tanya holds a Master’s Degree is Educational Technology. As the Itinerant Educational Technology and Digital Citizenship Teacher for the Lester B. Pearson School Board, Tanya pioneered the Digital Citizenship Program and spearheaded the creation of... Read More →
avatar for Holly Clark

Holly Clark

Innovation Specialist, EdTechTeam
Holly Clark is a technology and innovation specialist from San Diego, California. She has been helping teachers redefine instruction in their classrooms by overseeing both 1:1 iPad and Chromebooks pilots and helping schools implement digital literacy programs. She is a Google Certified Teacher, National Board Certified Teacher, and holds an MA in Technology in Education from Columbia University. She has been working with technology integration... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
J-205

1:15pm

Groovy Graphics in the iClassroom
Limited Capacity seats available

How will you use graphic novels & comic creation apps in your iClassroom to support your curricular & project-based needs? This hands-on workshop will blend visible thinking strategies and augmented additives to redefine how you use comic creation apps in your classroom while showcasing multiple student-created examples. Explore, Create, Share, and get your Comic Groove on!

Speakers
avatar for Lisa  Johnson

Lisa Johnson

Eanes ISD
Lisa has 13+ years of educational experience ranging from teaching HS English & MS Math to international curriculum development, creating and presenting workshops, and even running technology integration camps across the state. Currently, Lisa serves as an Educational Technologist for Eanes ISD which proudly supports an 1:1 iPad initiative from K-12. Additionally, she has been recognized and selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator. | | Her... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Biscayne Ballroom (Sonesta Hotel, 8th floor) 2889 McFarlane Road Miami, FL 33133

1:15pm

Sharing Student Voice
Limited Capacity filling up

Klein has spent the past year capturing inspirational moments of children shining through helping others learn. Klein shares examples of children who are helping one another in creative ways. See how highlighting student voice can support classroom practices and create a more student-centered learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Erin Klein

Erin Klein

Teacher, Author, Presenter, Spotlight
Erin Klein is an award winning educator, national keynote speaker, author, and mother who has been twice selected to serve on the Scholastic, Inc. Top Teaching Team based in New York. Her recent publication, Amazing Grades, was a collaboration with experts from 13 countries around the world. She travels the country speaking about the power of student voice, how meaningful technology integration can enhance learning experiences, and the impact... Read More →


Friday November 7, 2014 1:15pm - 2:15pm
FabLab

2:40pm

Closing Keynote, Tony Vincent - Make It Your Own
Ownership can be empowering. A feeling of ownership can make us more responsible, accountable, and confident. So let’s talk about giving students ownership of their devices and ownership of their learning. And, let’s reflect about your own Miami Device adventures and takeaways.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Vincent

Tony Vincent

Consultant, Learning in Hand
Tony Vincent started teaching fifth grade in Omaha, Nebraska seventeen years ago when it wasn’t so easy to publish online. Knowing that students were motivated to see their work on the Web, Tony first had students write their book reviews on Amazon.com. Later his students spent each school year adding to their classroom site, Planet 5th. They published writing, photos, journals, art, videos, and more. Planet 5th became so popular that it... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 2:40pm - 3:40pm
Ransom Everglades Lewis Family Auditorium 3575 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

4:00pm

Suénalo Concert!

SUÉNALO (SWEH-NAH-LOW)  V.

“Funk cruises through the Caribbean picking up Afro sounds from Cuba and Puerto Rico. Reggae meets rock in a head-on collision. Jazz and electro hook up for a sidewalk makeout session. Hip-hop seems to hum from the very pavement, and R&B drifts in on the night wind. Suenalo reaches to far-flung corners and retrieves all these, takes them and mashing them together, marrying them—disparate players melded into a somehow harmonious blend. It defies logic that such diverse influences can find balance at the deft hands of one band. And yet they do.

It’s the result of a 10-year process of compromise and of growth between some of South Florida’s most talented musicians, who come together and share an ideal: that music should move their audience. Suenalo’s roster is stacked, with nine fulltime members boasting chops to rival anyone anywhere. Their lineup is a who’s who of brilliant musicians who have not only made their immovable imprint on Miami’s local music scene, but well beyond.”


Artists
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Suénalo

Closing Band, Suénalo Music
SUÉNALO (SWEH'-NAH-LOW)  V. “Funk cruises through the Caribbean picking up Afro sounds from Cuba and Puerto Rico. Reggae meets rock in a head-on collision. Jazz and electro hook up for a sidewalk makeout session. Hip-hop seems to hum from the very pavement, and R&B drifts in on the night wind. Suenalo reaches to far-flung corners and retrieves all these, takes them and mashing them together, marrying... Read More →



Friday November 7, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Courtyard Grassy Area In Front of FabLab