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Join us this December for the third annual New Mexico CTO Clinic, NMSTE’s preimer state-wide event and incoporating, for the first time, APS’ Digital Learning Conference. The event will bring together leaders from around the state to discuss the theme of "Leading and Supporting Digital Learning."
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Tuesday, December 6
 

7:00am

Registration and Exhibits
Tuesday December 6, 2016 7:00am - 8:30am
East Atrium

8:30am

Welcome and Opening Remarks
NMSTE Welcome/Logistics
CoSN Welcome
APS Welcome- Digital Learning priorities at APS 

Speakers
JB

Jill Brown

NMSTE, President
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Keith Krueger

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

Jeff Lunsford

Consultant, Elevada 360 Solutions LLC
PR

Paul Romero

Chief Technology Officer, Albuquerque Public Schools
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Dr. Tom Ryan

Chief Executive Officer, eLearn Institute
Dr. Tom Ryan currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the eLearn Institute.  The eLearn Institute is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to transforming education through the effective use of digital learning tools.  It is the mission of the eLearn Institute to empower schools to design, develop, and implement their own quality eLearning programs that transform education for all learners by expanding access to and... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2016 8:30am - 9:15am
Alvarado Ballroom DE

9:15am

Keynote: Persevering Through Crisis - Leadership, Planning & the Power of Teams
The Beaverton School District suffered a catastrophic data center event in August 2013, impacting all learning and business systems. This session will examine leadership and organizational lessons learned through the story of the event, crisis, recovery, and subsequent planning processes. Attendees will leave understanding how leadership, planning, and the power of teams are critical to supporting students, teachers and staff in their work and learning, even when the unimaginable happens.

Introducer
JL

Jeff Lunsford

Consultant, Elevada 360 Solutions LLC

Speakers
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Steven Langford

Chief Information Officer, Beaverton School District
Steve Langford is the Chief Information Officer for the Beaverton School District, serving 40,000 students and their families. Steve has served in technology leadership roles over the past 27 years, both in K-12 and higher education institutions. He is on the Board of Directors for the Association for Computer Professionals in Education, and served as President of that organization in 2014-15.    Steve worked collaboratively to... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2016 9:15am - 10:00am
Alvarado Ballroom DE

10:00am

Transition
Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:10am
East Atrium

10:10am

App Throw Down
A fast paced fun app bonanza of the UDL teams favorite educational support tools. No tool will be shown for more than five minutes. Participants can jump in for a five minute thrown down of their favorite as well. This will be a fantastic face-off of the high paced world of technology in education. You will leave with your mind blown and some awesome new apps to help all students.

Speakers
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Miguel Lucero

Assistive Technology / Universal Design for Learning, Albuquerque Public Schools
Anything and everything regarding adaptive technology. Modification of specialized and standard technology for students with special needs. High and Low incident disabilities. Universal Design for Learning. Authorized Apple Foundations Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Google Apps for Education (GAFE)
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Janea Menicucci

Reading Specalists/ Universal Design for Learning, Albuquerque Public Schools
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Megan Shanley

Albuquerque Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:10am - 11:25am
Weavers Room

10:10am

Beyond the Textbook: Teaching with APS Digital Resources for Elementary and Middle Schools

Did you know that the New Mexico State Library and APS own several research databases that are free for your students, staff, and parents to use? Join APS Library Services as they show you how to integrate these digital resources effectively into your classroom instruction. Topics will include:

  • A brief overview of NM State Library and APS resources
  • In-depth instruction on how to access of Britannica’s social studies resource packs
  • Lesson planning with Britannica
  • Differentiation
  • Accessing Spanish language materials
  • Combining social studies and math with Culturegrams
  • An introduction to Brainfuse, the free live online tutoring resource
  • No classroom or home computers? No problem. Students and parents can access these resources on their smartphones.

Participants will learn how to access databases from on and off-campus and at home, and will receive step-by-step instructions on how to create a free Britannica Educator’s account, build and customize multimedia resource packs, and create a lesson plan. 


Speakers
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Marian Royal-Vigil

Albuquerque Public Schools
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Sara Sabol

Albuquerque Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:10am - 11:25am
Potters Room

10:10am

Extend the Power of Learning! Using Universal Design Tools with Standard Technology

APS has many powerful Universal Design tools to help empower struggling readers and writers. Come learn about the Snap&Read and Co:Writer App and extension, and it’s use with GAFE to help our students through the difficult process of spelling, sentence composition, editing, note taking and more! Learn the power of text-to-speech, word prediction, speech recognition and other tools that are supported by our district for ALL APS students. UDL access on iPad, Chromebook and computers will be discussed.


Speakers
avatar for Miguel Lucero

Miguel Lucero

Assistive Technology / Universal Design for Learning, Albuquerque Public Schools
Anything and everything regarding adaptive technology. Modification of specialized and standard technology for students with special needs. High and Low incident disabilities. Universal Design for Learning. Authorized Apple Foundations Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator, Google Apps for Education (GAFE)


Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:10am - 11:25am
Alvarado Ballroom DE

10:10am

Give Your Students a Voice!
Two APS teachers, who are also 2016 TouchCast Ambassadors, will share many examples of how to empower students and allow each student to be a broadcaster, a reporter, and an activist using a free App called TouchCast. Engaging students with meaningful learning experiences in today's world is not an easy task. The YouTube Generation students are natural broadcasters that would love to create videos and express themselves. With easy to use video production tools, each classroom can be a broadcasting studio. This fosters student collaboration to produce professional videos that answer learning objectives of any topic. It will inspire educators to create a space for students to broadcast in schools, engaging students to express their opinions, share their inspirations, and become empowered leaders.

Speakers
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Steven Lamb

Albuquerque Public Schools
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Rachel Thomas

Santa Fe Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:10am - 11:25am
Turquoise Room

10:10am

Innovative Digital Education and Learning Resources to support NM Schools and Districts
In this presentation, the audience will be guided through IDEAL-NM resources available to districts and state charter schools that can be used in the classroom and other support services. Some items may be used free of charge while others have seat limits or enrollment fees. Mini-demonstrations how a school/district or individual teacher can gain access will be shown. Items covered include: licensed software, the Brightspace LMS, IXL, EdReady, Hippocampus, NROC, TechYES, web-conferencing, digital portfolios, course content, learning objects, AP courses/resources, and professional development for teachers. Guidance will be given on implementation and how leadership, instructors, or technology experts can use to help students meet competency at grade level. IDEAL offers portals to schools, districts and state agencies with over 120 individual learning environments to facilitates digital learning. The virtual school offers over 90 courses including AP courses taught by Highly Qualified NM certified teachers.

Speakers

Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:10am - 11:25am
Alvarado Ballroom F

10:10am

Putting Students in the Driver’s Seat: Personalized Learning through Student-Owned Data
What happens when we put student data into the hands of the people it really affects—our learners? Leveraging quantitative and qualitative data builds learner agency and scaffolds students toward setting meaningful goals for their academic progress. This hands-on workshop walks practitioners and school leaders through ways to put students in the driver's seat for success—as individuals, members of their learning community, and empowered partners in their own education. At Taos Academy Charter School, an innovative blended-learning school serving grades 5–12, goal-setting and consequential thinking are cornerstones of instructional practice. We believe that "the most important instructional decisions, those with the greatest influence on student success, are made by learners themselves" (Stiggins, 2009). Our advisers teach students to track their efficiency, chart progress, set goals, problem solve, and self-reflect. Participants rotate through stations, actively learning strategies for giving data back to the students!

Speakers
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Elizabeth LeBlanc

Taos Academy Charter School


Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:10am - 11:25am
Alvarado Ballroom G

10:10am

Tech Tools to Enhance Classroom Communication
Are you tired of getting the message that “the number you have dialed has been disconnected” when you try to call parents? Sick of email delivery failing when you have to send an important message home? Trying to find a more effective way to communicate with parents and students? Then this presentation is for you! Participants will learn how to use FREE tools like the Remind messaging app and Google Sheets, Docs, and Slides to create direct lines of communication from teacher to student. Best of all, you can link these tools to your School Loop or any class website. You will leave today’s presentation with tools you can use in your classroom immediately! If you plan to bring an iPad, please make sure to have the following free apps downloaded: Google Sheets, Google Docs, Google Slides, and Remind. All participants should have or sign up for a Gmail account.

Speakers
EJ

Elizabeth Jansen

Albuquerque Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:10am - 11:25am
Alvarado Ballroom H

11:25am

Transition
Tuesday December 6, 2016 11:25am - 11:35am
East Atrium

11:35am

Lunch, Sponsor Welcome, Keynote: Myths and Challenges of a Digital Leap
Welcome from Superintendent Reedy- Importance of Digital Learning within APS

Welcome from Comcast Business Services, Brent Dauherty


Myths and Challanges of a Digital Leap
A major revolution is underway in schools today as educators strive to transition to the digital era. Taking this digital leap is worthwhile and student futures lie in the balance. The questions arise however as to how we meet the challenges and dispel the myths that surround our effort. In this keynote, we will address some of the most critical challenges that many face when implementing digital learning solutions and hear specific examples of success and failure on the path to the future.

Welcome from Stan Rounds, Executive Director of NM Coalition of Educational Leaders (NMCEL)

Introducer
JL

Jeff Lunsford

Consultant, Elevada 360 Solutions LLC
SR

Stan Rounds

Executive Director, NM Coalition of Educational Leaders
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Dr. Tom Ryan

Chief Executive Officer, eLearn Institute
Dr. Tom Ryan currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the eLearn Institute.  The eLearn Institute is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to transforming education through the effective use of digital learning tools.  It is the mission of the eLearn Institute to empower schools to design, develop, and implement their own quality eLearning programs that transform education for all learners by expanding access to and... Read More →

Speakers
BD

Brent Dauherty

Comcast Business Services
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Pete Just

Chief Technology Officer, Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
Pete Just, CETL, currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, IN, where he leads a talented and dedicated team of IT professionals. Formerly a biology teacher and athletic trainer, Pete taught high school science and media for thirteen years. He began his trajectory toward technology leadership on an Apple IIe the media specialist let him borrow. Believing... Read More →
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Raquel Reedy

Superintendent, Albuquerque Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2016 11:35am - 12:50pm
Alvarado Ballroom DE

1:00pm

Creating a Technology Leadership Team at Your School

Learn how to create a team at your school that helps drive pedagogy with technology, empowers students and teachers, supports technology needs, involves the community, and share innovation and creativity with staff, students, and more. Learn how one teacher has led a group called the SWAT Team for the past 5 years and the compelling evidence of success as a result. Participants will begin to create their own plans for the creation of their own team in their schools.


Speakers
AR

April Requard

Albuquerque Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Turquoise Room

1:00pm

Future Implications of Emerging Technologies to the Standard Practices of Teaching and Learning

A Discussion on the future implications of emerging technologies to the standard practices of teaching and learning. The wiring of the student brain is actually becoming different than what it has been historically and this further changes the teaching and learning process for the future. How will we emerge public education as emerging technologies explode in our students' journey through learning. How does American Public Education Survive?


Speakers
SR

Stan Rounds

Executive Director, NM Coalition of Educational Leaders


Tuesday December 6, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Alvarado Ballroom G

1:00pm

GenYes at JMS, and OneNote
We are approaching the end of our first year of GenYes at Jefferson Middle School. This presentation will show specifically how we have implemented the program and the incredible benefits. Students in the program are learning to support technology and work with teachers. We are running the program through our library at a help desk, and using OneNote in Office 365 to coordinate the program. All tech requests are managed with a shared OneNote notebook and students use their GenYes class notebook in OneNote to keep track of their new knowledge and collaborate with the instructor and other students.

Speakers
LH

Laurie Harris

Albuquerque Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Weavers Room

1:00pm

Technology Integration: Success Through Collaboration

In this session participants will be introduced to the APS roadmap to purposeful integration of technology as a critical and necessary ingredient for academic success. A panel discussion will follow the roadmap presentation.


Speakers

Tuesday December 6, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Alvarado Ballroom H

1:00pm

The Digital Divide: It Matters!
The Digital Divide is a term used to describe groups of people that either have access to technology and the internet and those that do not. However, the digital divide goes deeper than just the haves and have nots. Schools need to understand how the digital divide affects students and families and how to address technological needs in the community. This presentation will discuss the Digital Divide and how schools and teachers can help bridge the technology gap.

Speakers
MH

Maggie Higgins

Albuquerque Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Alvarado Ballroom DE

1:00pm

The Other Side of the Fence: Digital Integration Advocacy as a Grass Roots Movement
The process examined in the session exemplifies a way in which leadership can unite those with a shared vision of purposeful change and the desire to reimagine teaching in order to support learning objectives. What is powerful about this story is that when the district did not have the resources to create an environment in which learners could gather, an organic "space" unfolded where amazing innovation happened with little financial backing. Culture began to change within the district as a group of like minded individuals gathered and created systemic processes. What is a school district to do when there are no resources to ensure professional growth around technology? Here is one school districts response to this very situation. Equity was created by those who had none in regards to support and resources. Participants will: Identify infrastructure, pedagogical, and cultural challenges common to digital integration. Identify steps in which one school district met the above mentioned challenges by engaging like minded teachers, students, and administrators. Understand how digital integration advocacy can be leveraged by individuals from the ground up.

Speakers
CS

Cassandra Sisneros

Albuquerque Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Potters Room

1:00pm

Using 2016 ISTE Standards for Students
Mandela International Magnet School students reflect on how and where their lessons across the curriculum align to the 2016 ISTE standards. This includes student reflection on their participation in NMTIE 2015 Refreshing the ISTE Standards. Participants will take away ideas on how to apply the standards in their classrooms. Mandela International Magnet School students will share their experiences and perspective along with Language & Literature teacher, Nevada Benton.

Speakers
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Nevada Benton

Language & Literature Teacher, Mandela International Magnet School
Nevada Benton is currently a middle and high school Language & Literature teacher at Mandela International Magnet School, a public International Baccalaureate candidate school, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Before this, she taught in Alaska for seven years; three years as a fourth grade teacher in Metlakatla, and four years as a High School Special Programs teacher in Haines, including creating and running the online learning center. Prior... Read More →



Tuesday December 6, 2016 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Alvarado Ballroom F

1:50pm

Transition
Tuesday December 6, 2016 1:50pm - 2:00pm
East Atrium

2:00pm

Sponsor Session: Riverside Technologies, Inc : “Best Practices for 1:1 Programs”

RTI’s Spotlight Session will provide industry “Best Practices”  on 1:1 programs to help K-12 leadership define and achieve their districts’ goals.  Our presentation is designed to provide your district with information for consideration to assure an effective, successful 1:1 deployment with long-term support options to support your districts success with technology.   ProjectRED.Org, (http://one-to-oneinstitute.org/), the leader of 1:1 initiative research, has conducted research in over 1,000 districts that suggests there is much more to a 1:1 implementation other than the device you choose. 

 

“Project RED: Revolutionizing Education. The first and only national research focusing on academic results and the financial implication of education.  Our findings showed that if effectively implemented, technology programs can lead to improved student achievement and significant return on investment. – ProjectREd.Org


Tuesday December 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alvarado Ballroom F

2:00pm

Sponsor Session: Filewave 101: Simplify your management of Windows, Mac, iOS, & Android Devices within a single platform.

Sr. Account Manager (Jon Shuler) will take you through an overview of how FileWave has been simplifying Endpoint Management throughout across the Country. Since 1992, FileWave has lead the marketplace providing education, enterprise, and government institutions around the world with enterprise level, multi-platform systems, and mobile endpoint management software to assist IT teams throughout the lifecycle process of imaging, deployment, management, tracking and maintenance.  FileWave’s all-inclusive, highly scalable software solves the many challenges of managing a diverse and growing population of users, devices, and content by ensuring IT teams have a comprehensive solution that supports both client (desktop/laptop) and mobile devices across Windows, Mac, iOS and Android.


Speakers
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Jon Shuler

FileWave Inside Sales Executive, FileWave Multi-Platform Management
FileWave enables Management of OS X, Windows, iOS, & Android Devices within a single platform. Unlike traditional methods, FileWave manages without end-user interruptions (downtime). Our multi-platform software management tool fully supports your existing infrastructure. FileWave manages deployments with our (patented) File-Level control and features true Self-Healing, Rollback to trusted software/settings, Kiosk, Inventory/Asset Management, Duel... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alvarado Ballroom H

2:00pm

Sponsor Session:Technology Integration Group: Benefits and Success Behind One to One Device Programs

District strategic planning often begins with fundamental questions:

- What should student learning look like?

-  What outcomes should we strive for? What should we measure? How does it align with our vision?

- What must be done to achieve our vision?

-  How do we insure sustainability?

 

Answering these questions often leads to the development of personalized learning approaches incorporating 1:1 programs transforming learning environments into dynamic communities of connected learners taking advantage of digital tools.  TIG will discuss resources, research, and best practices for insuring successful 1:1 learning initiatives based on our relationships with organizations that include CoSN, Project RED, the Center for Digital Education, and ISTE as well as our experience deploying and supporting successful large scale learning initiatives across the United States including districts utilizing  Chrome OS, Windows, iOS and MacOS.


Speakers
JC

John Cowie

Technology Integration Group


Tuesday December 6, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Alvarado Ballroom G

3:00pm

Transition and Refreshments
Tuesday December 6, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
East Atrium

3:30pm

Digital Learning through Student Council Elections

As the use of digital learning advances, students at Ramirez Thomas Elementary in Santa Fe used educational technology to progress their learning outside normal classroom learning. The recent student council election was an opportunity to use digital learning in an innovative approach. Students running for Student Council wrote brief bios about their qualifications and using Google Forms, candidate names and background were placed on the school ballot. A Google website was created containing this information, accompanied by a video biography of them, recorded on iPads. Later, a “Meet the Candidate” event was held allowing select grades to see the candidates present their platform position using Google Hangout and broadcast on Smart Boards in the classrooms. When voting took place on election day, students accessed iPads to vote for candidates of their choice. The election was unlike the typical paper and pencil ballots of yesteryear providing an opportunity for both students and educators alike on how to enhance learning from the use of digital technology.


Speakers
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Nathan Anaya

Santa Fe Public Schools
DM

Dominic Mandel

Santa Fe Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Turquoise Room

3:30pm

Digital Story Mapping: Using iPads to Document and Explore Las Cruces Area Parks
Physical activity is crucial to counter childhood obesity. Children from the Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces teamed up with NMSU nursing students to develop an interactive story map to understand the connection between health and the physical environment. Children identified parks as places to engage in physical activity. Using Geographic Information Systems and a mobile data collection platform for the iPad, the team visited parks where children took pictures and described them. A survey was also used to gather more data from among their peers on where they go and what children do for physical activity. Their data was uploaded to an interactive map and nursing students added a qualitative narrative. This presentation will describe the process, present the map, and review lessons learned.

Speakers
RG

Randee Greenwald

College Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University
MM

Miriam Maske

New Mexico State University


Tuesday December 6, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Alvarado Ballroom G

3:30pm

Evaluating Technology for Instruction
There is so much technology out there to use in schools, so how do we determine what will be best for our students? We cannot just put technology into the school and say that technology is changing education. The technology has to be meaningful, meet the standards, and give our students opportunities to be creative and collaborative. This presentation will talk about the evaluation process journey in implementing technology into the classroom and how that evaluation process has evolved into a reflective and analytical practice between teachers and technology.

Speakers
MH

Maggie Higgins

Albuquerque Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Weavers Room

3:30pm

Get Activated!
Learn to use a Google Slide presentation to share with students to keep a reading journal. Participants will leave with a presentation that can be used with students immediately.

Speakers
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Barbra Clack

Santa Fe Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Alvarado Ballroom H

3:30pm

Supporting Technology Integration Through Innovative Professional Development
Professional development within public education has been long known for getting as many teachers trained for as few dollars possible. Tag lines like 'sit and git' or 'say and pray' have become commonplace. Santa Fe Public Schools is in the midst of creating a Professional Development program that centers on pedagogy, choice, differentiation and competency based assessment. The program also places a heavy focus on building internal training capacity by developing technology leaders capable of providing site based support, PD and guidance to new technology integrators.

Speakers
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Neal Weaver

Digital Learning Coordinator, Santa Fe Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Alvarado Ballroom F

3:30pm

Technology and Community: Integrating Technology into Established School Communities
This presentation will focus on the pit falls and lessons learned from the process of creating an elementary school that is focused on 21st century learning. It will also cover key educational theory as it applies to technology applications in the classroom.

Speakers
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Molly Keyes

Albuquerque Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Potters Room

3:30pm

The Student Becomes the Teacher: App Speed Sharing
Come and learn from April Requard’s SWAT Team (Students Working to Advance Technology) as they will teach you ten new iPad apps and how to use them as a tool in the classroom. Similar to “speed dating,” this session is fast paced and allows participants the opportunity to hear from every student leader as they teach the grownups a new tool to take back to the classroom. Come and learn from the experts!

Speakers
AR

April Requard

Albuquerque Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2016 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Alvarado Ballroom DE

4:20pm

Exhibits and Reception
Tuesday December 6, 2016 4:20pm - 5:20pm
East Atrium
 
Wednesday, December 7
 

7:00am

Registration and Exhibits
Wednesday December 7, 2016 7:00am - 8:30am
East Atrium

8:30am

ARIS - Make Your Own AR Learning Experiences
ARIS (arisgames.org) is easy to use, open-source software for creating augmented reality experiences (tours, scavenger hunts, full blown games, branching stories, geo-media collection activities, etc.), using GPS, QR codes, and more to work indoors and out. You make games in the browser and instantly can have users play them on iOS (Android soon). Used across many contexts and content areas since 2009, ARIS can create content for learners, or be used by them to learn through design. This workshop will get participants up in running in ARIS, covering the creation of a basic GPS tour.

Speakers
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Christopher Holden

Associate Professor, University of New Mexico
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Katrina Koker

University of New Mexico


Wednesday December 7, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am
Alvarado Ballroom F

8:30am

Breakout Edu: It's Time for Something Different
Breakout EDU creates ultra-engaging learning games for people of all ages. Games (breakouts) teach teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking, and troubleshooting by presenting participants with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem solve. If you ever wondered about Escape Rooms, this is a must see approach to creative learning and teaching!

Speakers
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Janea Menicucci

Reading Specalists/ Universal Design for Learning, Albuquerque Public Schools
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April Requard

Albuquerque Public Schools


Wednesday December 7, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am
Weavers Room

8:30am

Creating a Collaborative Learning Environment using Technology
One of the key 21st Century Skills and one of the hallmarks of the modern classroom is collaboration. Learn practical tools and strategies, including but not limited to Google Apps for Education, that will enable students to collaborate in the classroom.

Speakers
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Felicia Maestas

Digital Learning Coach, Santa Fe Public Schools
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Delara Sharma

Santa Fe Public Schools


Wednesday December 7, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am
Alvarado Ballroom H

8:30am

Examples, Templates, & Resources to Inspire!
See how Google Apps are being used by educators to make teaching and learning more efficient, more collaborative, and more engaging. We'll show you real-time examples, and share with you a bevy of templates you and your colleagues, and students can use right away. Some time to play with templates will be included and a resource site for further exploration will be provided.

Speakers
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Syd DiChiara

Educator, Albuquerque Public Schools
Educator with APS for 17 years, education blogger, pioneering staff member at Albuquerque's only all-PBL (project-based learning) high school. | GOOGLE APPS RESOURCE SITE


Wednesday December 7, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am
Turquoise Room

8:30am

Infographics in the Classroom
In this session participants will explore free web 2.0 tools to create infographics to visualize data. We will discuss ways to use infographics in the classroom and explore the functionality of making one. Participants should bring a laptop or tablet.

Speakers
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David Finzimer

Santa Fe Public Schools
AM

Aimee Meyenberg

Digital Learning Coach, Santa Fe Public Schools


Wednesday December 7, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am
Alvarado Ballroom G

8:30am

The Entrepreneurial Mindset in the Education Landscape
Entrepreneurs, like educators, are always adapting to an ever-changing landscape. Engage in acquiring the mindset of the entrepreneur, applied in the K-12 landscape, to leverage technology to personalize the student learning experience.

Speakers
DE

Deborah Elder

Albuquerque Public Schools


Wednesday December 7, 2016 8:30am - 9:45am
Alvarado Ballroom DE

9:45am

Transition
Wednesday December 7, 2016 9:45am - 10:00am
East Atrium

10:00am

Augmented Reality Brought to Life- Part 1
In this workshop, You will be creating your own country with a team, You will design a flag using Quiver. Compile data with Numbers, Promote your country using Pages, Give a speech as president using Chatterpix. When it is all done you will be able to link all of your work through the app Aurasma bringing your Country to life. There will also be other samples and Ideas of how to use Augmented Reality through Aurasma into everyday classroom use. Please make sure you have a fully charges iPad and the following apps downloaded. Quiver, Pages, Chatterpix, Aurasma and Numbers.

Speakers
avatar for Janea Menicucci

Janea Menicucci

Reading Specalists/ Universal Design for Learning, Albuquerque Public Schools


Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Weavers Room

10:00am

CETL Certification Kickstart Workshop- Part 1
What if you could professionalize your position as an educational technology leader? Many educational and technology professionals have ascended to positions of influence in their K12 districts as the digital learning tide has risen. Yet a standard knowledge framework and title for technology leadership roles has been missing from our conversations. For the past several years, the Consortium for School Networking has been addressing this problem and has provided a template of the essential skills for k12 technology leaders. This workshop will provide an overview of the many roles a technology leader must play to be successful and help you learn about the Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL) designation. This interactive workshop is for those who desire to get started leaning about the CoSN Essential Skills Framework and build basic knowledge to understand the benefits of a nationally portable credential for technology leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Just

Pete Just

Chief Technology Officer, Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
Pete Just, CETL, currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, IN, where he leads a talented and dedicated team of IT professionals. Formerly a biology teacher and athletic trainer, Pete taught high school science and media for thirteen years. He began his trajectory toward technology leadership on an Apple IIe the media specialist let him borrow. Believing... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Alvarado Ballroom G

10:00am

Google Classroom: Less Paper, More Teaching & Learning!- Part 1
Are you interested in creating a virtual classroom environment where you can manage class communication, organize projects, push out and receive assignments, and track student progress - all without the use of a single sheet of paper? Google Classroom was designed with teachers and students to help everyone achieve more together!
Bring your own device and a diversity of digital assets for this hands-on workshop where you will experience Google Classroom as both the student and the teacher! You will complete this workshop with a Google Classroom to build and share!

Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Alvarado Ballroom H

10:00am

Joint Team Technology Planning- Part 1
Personalized, learning, equity, blended learning, common core and competency based learning should not be separate initiatives. How to create integrated plans to move the school forward. Identify the essential conditions in a digital environment to help drive great opportunities for teaching and learning. This is an interactive workshop that will spend at least 50% of the time spent on participants doing group activities toward bringing their plan together.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Tom Ryan

Dr. Tom Ryan

Chief Executive Officer, eLearn Institute
Dr. Tom Ryan currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the eLearn Institute.  The eLearn Institute is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to transforming education through the effective use of digital learning tools.  It is the mission of the eLearn Institute to empower schools to design, develop, and implement their own quality eLearning programs that transform education for all learners by expanding access to and... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Alvarado Ballroom F

10:00am

MAKERSPACES and S.T.E.A.M. Rooms – The Power of Creative Learning Spaces in Education- Part 1

MAKERSPACES and S.T.E.A.M. rooms provide challenges and opportunities for student to think, create, problem solve, explore and discover. Thoughtful activities can and should align with the CCSS, ISTE and NextGen standards.  During Part 1 of this workshop, you will be an inquisitive learner in a MAKERSPACE/S.T.E.A.M. playground where you can experiment with many of the activities we are currently using at Petroglyph and E.G. Ross.  During Part 2 we will share our experiences developing and implementing a MAKERSPACE/S.T.E.A.M. room and facilitate your planning process so your school can have its own unique creative space for your students to learn!


Speakers
avatar for Christy Snell

Christy Snell

CSN1/Tech. Coordinator, Albuquerque Public Schools
avatar for Tia Turner

Tia Turner

Albuquerque Public Schools


Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Potters Room

10:00am

One Chance to Save the World: Are You Up for the Challenge?- Part 1
In this immersive simulated learning environment you will be challenged to save the world (or at least a small portion) in a time sensitive project. Working with others, you will be given a real world problem and be asked to solve it using multiple apps and collaborative web tools. Each participant must bring a fully charged device (tablet or laptop). After completion of the task, participants will debrief the experience and be given the tools and resources to replicate it in their classrooms. Do you have what is takes to be the next Lara Croft, Jason Bourne, or Jack Reacher? What is an Immersive Simulated Learning Environment? An immersive simulated learning environment allows learners to be immersed in a self-contained simulated environment while experiencing as if it was real. These learning experiences offer complex content learning while also supporting learners technical, creative, and problem-solving skills. These experiences are rich, hands-on, and highly engaging.

Speakers
CS

Cassandra Sisneros

Albuquerque Public Schools


Wednesday December 7, 2016 10:00am - 11:30am
Turquoise Room

11:30am

Transition
Wednesday December 7, 2016 11:30am - 11:35am
East Atrium

11:35am

Lunch and Keynote: K12 Metamorphosis: Turning the Tech Org into a Digital Learning Service Organization Wonder
Deeper learning, coding, digital equity, scaling teaching innovation, overcoming achievement gaps… ESSA and authentic assessment; digital citizenship and Ransomware!?? What do recent events and the Horizon Report mean for us, ed techs and IT folks in central office? K12 teaching and learning is going through a metamorphosis, but a shift in organizational behaviors and attitudes can turn your IT org into a high-performance engine.

Introducer
JL

Jeff Lunsford

Consultant, Elevada 360 Solutions LLC

Speakers
avatar for L. Beatriz Arnillas

L. Beatriz Arnillas

IT-Education Technology Leader, Houston ISD
Beatriz Arnillas leads the IT-Education Technology team for Houston ISD in Texas. She is responsible for the design and implementation of innovative Education Technology programs and initiatives for the District. She is a member of the PowerUp design team and leader of the instructional technology team that designed and delivered the program to schools and teachers. Ms. Arnillas actively collaborates with key district leaders to identify workable... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 11:35am - 12:50pm
Alvarado Ballroom DE

12:50pm

Transition
Wednesday December 7, 2016 12:50pm - 1:00pm
East Atrium

1:00pm

Augmented Reality Brought to Life- Part 2
In this workshop, You will be creating your own country with a team, You will design a flag using Quiver. Compile data with Numbers, Promote your country using Pages, Give a speech as president using Chatterpix. When it is all done you will be able to link all of your work through the app Aurasma bringing your Country to life. There will also be other samples and Ideas of how to use Augmented Reality through Aurasma into everyday classroom use. Please make sure you have a fully charges iPad and the following apps downloaded. Quiver, Pages, Chatterpix, Aurasma and Numbers.

Speakers
avatar for Janea Menicucci

Janea Menicucci

Reading Specalists/ Universal Design for Learning, Albuquerque Public Schools


Wednesday December 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Weavers Room

1:00pm

CETL Certification Kickstart Workshop- Part 2
What if you could professionalize your position as an educational technology leader? Many educational and technology professionals have ascended to positions of influence in their K12 districts as the digital learning tide has risen. Yet a standard knowledge framework and title for technology leadership roles has been missing from our conversations. For the past several years, the Consortium for School Networking has been addressing this problem and has provided a template of the essential skills for k12 technology leaders. This workshop will provide an overview of the many roles a technology leader must play to be successful and help you learn about the Certified Educational Technology Leader (CETL) designation. This interactive workshop is for those who desire to get started leaning about the CoSN Essential Skills Framework and build basic knowledge to understand the benefits of a nationally portable credential for technology leaders.

Speakers
avatar for Pete Just

Pete Just

Chief Technology Officer, Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
Pete Just, CETL, currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township in Indianapolis, IN, where he leads a talented and dedicated team of IT professionals. Formerly a biology teacher and athletic trainer, Pete taught high school science and media for thirteen years. He began his trajectory toward technology leadership on an Apple IIe the media specialist let him borrow. Believing... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Alvarado Ballroom G

1:00pm

Google Classroom: Less Paper, More Teaching & Learning!- Part 2
Are you interested in creating a virtual classroom environment where you can manage class communication, organize projects, push out and receive assignments, and track student progress - all without the use of a single sheet of paper? Google Classroom was designed with teachers and students to help everyone achieve more together!
Bring your own device and a diversity of digital assets for this hands-on workshop where you will experience Google Classroom as both the student and the teacher! You will complete this workshop with a Google Classroom to build and share!

Wednesday December 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Alvarado Ballroom H

1:00pm

Joint Team Technology Planning- Part 2
Personalized, learning, equity, blended learning, common core and competency based learning should not be separate initiatives. How to create integrated plans to move the school forward. Identify the essential conditions in a digital environment to help drive great opportunities for teaching and learning. This is an interactive workshop that will spend at least 50% of the time spent on participants doing group activities toward bringing their plan together.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Tom Ryan

Dr. Tom Ryan

Chief Executive Officer, eLearn Institute
Dr. Tom Ryan currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the eLearn Institute.  The eLearn Institute is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to transforming education through the effective use of digital learning tools.  It is the mission of the eLearn Institute to empower schools to design, develop, and implement their own quality eLearning programs that transform education for all learners by expanding access to and... Read More →


Wednesday December 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Alvarado Ballroom F

1:00pm

MAKERSPACES and S.T.E.A.M. Rooms – The Power of Creative Learning Spaces in Education- Part 2

MAKERSPACES and S.T.E.A.M. rooms provide challenges and opportunities for student to think, create, problem solve, explore and discover. Thoughtful activities can and should align with the CCSS, ISTE and NextGen standards.  During Part 1 of this workshop, you will be an inquisitive learner in a MAKERSPACE/S.T.E.A.M. playground where you can experiment with many of the activities we are currently using at Petroglyph and E.G. Ross.  During Part 2 we will share our experiences developing and implementing a MAKERSPACE/S.T.E.A.M. room and facilitate your planning process so your school can have its own unique creative space for your students to learn!


Speakers
avatar for Christy Snell

Christy Snell

CSN1/Tech. Coordinator, Albuquerque Public Schools
avatar for Tia Turner

Tia Turner

Albuquerque Public Schools


Wednesday December 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Potters Room

1:00pm

One Chance to Save the World: Are You Up for the Challenge?- Part 2
In this immersive simulated learning environment you will be challenged to save the world (or at least a small portion) in a time sensitive project. Working with others, you will be given a real world problem and be asked to solve it using multiple apps and collaborative web tools. Each participant must bring a fully charged device (tablet or laptop). After completion of the task, participants will debrief the experience and be given the tools and resources to replicate it in their classrooms. Do you have what is takes to be the next Lara Croft, Jason Bourne, or Jack Reacher? What is an Immersive Simulated Learning Environment? An immersive simulated learning environment allows learners to be immersed in a self-contained simulated environment while experiencing as if it was real. These learning experiences offer complex content learning while also supporting learners technical, creative, and problem-solving skills. These experiences are rich, hands-on, and highly engaging.

Speakers
CS

Cassandra Sisneros

Albuquerque Public Schools


Wednesday December 7, 2016 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Turquoise Room

2:30pm

Transition
Wednesday December 7, 2016 2:30pm - 2:45pm
East Atrium

2:45pm