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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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Breakout Session [clear filter]
Tuesday, December 6
 

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

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 →
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Janea Menicucci

Educational Technology Specialists, Apple Distinguished Educator, Albuquerque Public Schools
Janea Menicucci, MA: has been a master educator for 18 years. She works for Albuquerque Public Schools as an Educational Technology Specialists for the Educational Technology department. She helps teachers and schools integrate technology in their classrooms. She is an Apple Distinguished... Read More →
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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

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

Teacher, APS


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.

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Elizabeth Jansen

Albuquerque Public Schools


Tuesday December 6, 2016 10:10am - 11:25am
Alvarado Ballroom H
 
Wednesday, December 7
 

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
avatar for Janea Menicucci

Janea Menicucci

Educational Technology Specialists, Apple Distinguished Educator, Albuquerque Public Schools
Janea Menicucci, MA: has been a master educator for 18 years. She works for Albuquerque Public Schools as an Educational Technology Specialists for the Educational Technology department. She helps teachers and schools integrate technology in their classrooms. She is an Apple Distinguished... Read More →
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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 / President, Santa Fe Public Schools / NMSTE
Felicia Maestas was born and raised in Española and attended Española Public Schools. She received a BA degree in Architecture with a minor in Psychology from UNM. Immediately following graduation, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a Master’s degree at UCLA. After spending a... Read More →
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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... Read More →


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
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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.

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Deborah Elder

Albuquerque Public Schools


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