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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
 

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

Universal Design for Learning / Assistive Technology Specialist, 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, Apple Teacher, Google Certified Educator... Read More →


Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:10am - 11:25am
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.


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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?


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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.

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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
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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.

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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 and Literature Teacher & Coordinator (IB and Harvard Project Zero), Mandela International Magnet School Technology in Education (MIMSTE: A club in Santa Fe Public Schools)
Nevada Benton currently teaches Language & Literature and is an International Baccalaureate and Harvard Project Zero Coordinator at Mandela International Magnet School, a public IB school, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In addition, she facilitates MIMSTE, a group of students who... Read More →



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

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
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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.

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Randee Greenwald

College Assistant Professor, New Mexico State University
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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
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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.

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Barbra Clack

Digital Learning Coach, 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.

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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.

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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!

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April Requard

Albuquerque Public Schools


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