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Monarch High SchoolBoulder, COAugust 13 & 14, 2013

We invite you to join us for the second annual Google in Education Rocky Mountain Summit to be held at Monarch High School in the Boulder Valley School District on August 13 & 14, 2013. This high intensity two day event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education (and other Google Tools) to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education.

The program features Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, solution providers, Google engineers, and representatives from the Google education teams. 

Register now to send teachers, administrators, tech directors, library media specialists, tech support staff, CTOs, and anyone who is interested in finding out more about leveraging Google Apps for Education to support student learning.
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Tuesday, August 13
 

8:30am

Reckless Creativity
Reckless Creativity

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Tuesday August 13, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
A - Auditorium

10:00am

Gmail and Calendar - Beginner Session
Making the switch to Gmail and Gcal can be overwhelming at first but once you understand how Google has set up these products to work your work flow becomes streamlines. In this session we'll cover tips and tricks that will get those thousands of e-mails out of your inbox and keep them organized. We'll also explore some of the hidden advantages of using Gcal with students, parents and staff.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Specialist, Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, STAR Discovery Educator, CUE Lead Learner, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a native Californian, is a professional development specialist and an independent consultant, globetrotting around the country (and world) providing engaging and relevant professional development for educators and students. Her current clients include EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation, and CUE. Previously, Kim spent 10 years in the classroom, most recently as a technology teacher for... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
B - Room a210 & a205

10:00am

Google Apps planning and deployment best practices
In this quick fire session we will cover 30 tips and tricks to implement Google Apps in meaningful ways across your school to increase efficiency, collaboration and engagement while ensuring best practices are in place for security and compliance. We will discuss everything from service settings, Org units, authentication, e-mail settings to 3rd party integration tools and reporting.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

CTO, EdTech Consultant, Google Education Trainer and Deployment Specialist, AmplifiedIT & Ed Tech Team
Amplified IT


Tuesday August 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
A - Auditorium

10:00am

Introduction to Google Forms & Spreadsheets
Come join us for a discussion and demonstration concerning Google Forms and Spreadsheets. Google Forms give you powerful tools for planning events, sending a survey, administering a quiz, or collecting information in an easy, streamlines way. Google Spreadsheets give you the tools to organize and analysis your data. Come learn how easy it is to create a Google Form and and analyze the data collected with Google Spreadsheet.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Grabham

Brad Grabham

Academic Technology Consultant, University of Colorado Boulder
Brad Grabham currently works for the University of Colorado Boulder’s Office of Information Technology, where he serves as an Academic Technology Consultant (ATC) working with the College of Music and School of Education. Brad's background is in education. After completing his Bachelor of Science in secondary education from Indiana University, Brad taught social studies & special education for eight years. With a Master of Science in... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
G - Room a119a

10:00am

Knitting Together Chrome, Sites and Docs for Collaboration
We will showcase how Google Apps support collaboration across three entities (Public Schools, CU Students and CU Faculty). Participants in this workshop will learn about using google sites to centralize knowledge management and communication.

Speakers
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Julie Andrew

Instructors, CU Teach
Kim Bunning and Julie Andrew are instructors in the CU Teach Program. They have experience in both K-12 math and science classrooms as well as in higher education.


Tuesday August 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
E - Room a212a

10:00am

Social Media Saved My Teaching Career!
This is an introduction of how to create your own PLN through  Google+ and Twitter.  I will be explaining how I stumbled upon these amazing sources of professional development, who to follow for educational resources and what hash tags mean, their importance and when to use them.  Then I will show you what to do with all this great information that you find using Evernote.  This will be a basic introductory session. 

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Muller

Rebecca Muller

Google Certified Teacher - Google Apps Certified Trainer Applicant, Tarver Elementary - Adams 12
Rebecca Muller - 24 years of teaching the primary grades - very passionate about integration of technology in the classroom and changing my teaching to meet the 21st Century learner. I am a Google Certified Teacher - GTAMTV. I am currently in the process of becoming Google Certified Trainer.


Tuesday August 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
D - Room a218a

10:00am

Teacher ePortfolios: Creating a 3-D resume
Increase your professional web presence while showing the best of your classroom by creating a Teacher ePortfolio using Google Sites. This session will look at different examples of ePortfolios and then give you the opportunity to start building your own! Participants will be met at their technical level through coaching, instruction and resources. Many teachers have used their ePortfolios as a 3-D resume of their professionalism and now you can too!

Speakers
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Robert Madden

Professional Development Coordinator, Douglas County School District
Robert Madden is currently a professional development coordinator for Douglas County School District. Robert has experience in course design, resource development, curriculum writing, and the creation and facilitation of countless face to face, blended and online professional development experiences. In addition to his experience as a professional developer, he has taught elementary music, technology 4th grade, and 5th grade gifted students. In... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
C - Room a216 & a220

10:00am

Captivating Online Learning with OpenClass
OpenClass from Pearson is a new kind of learning environment that goes beyond the LMS – it’s open to everyone, easy to use, and completely free. Join Aaron Sokol, Product Evangelist at Pearson Learning Solutions, as he:

Shows you how to install OpenClass from the Google Apps Marketplace in less than 3 minutes, for free

Describes how OpenClass can stimulate social learning and the exchange of ideas in your classroom and across your district

Explains how OpenClass puts the focus on learning, not on technology, to encourage collaboration and communication

Demonstrates how teachers can use OpenClass to manage their courses, interact with students, and encourage collaboration in their classrooms

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
F -Room a102a

10:00am

Flipped Professional Development with TechSmith
Sure, professional development can be painful - but it doesn't have to be! Learn how you can take control of your own learning and leverage the expertise of your colleagues (and perhaps more importantly, students) to build a model that breaks the 'one size fits all' mold of PD as we know it. This session will focus on using video to create PD modules, but just like in the flipped classroom - it's not all about the videos. It's about building a learning community that continues to support teacher development beyond just a half day in-service here and there.

This session will feature the use of TechSmith screencasting tools like Jing, Camtasia, and Snagit to create and share videos to YouTube, but any screencasting software or video hosting platform can be used. 

Speakers
avatar for Dave McCollom

Dave McCollom

Education Evangelist, TechSmith
Dave McCollom is the Education Evangelist for TechSmith.  He works closely with users around the globe, specifically focusing on the educational markets. In his position, he conducts ongoing and direct conversations with customers in order to influence continuous product improvement. His outreach to the educational community includes attending conferences both in the U.S. and abroad as well as visiting schools and classrooms for... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
H - Room a117

11:30am

A Blended Learning Ecosystem Built Within the Google Apps Core Suite
Through the use of the Google Apps Core Suite (Docs, Sites, Calendar, Mail) we are able to leverage tighter feedback loops and provide student-centric digital spaces for collaboration and sharing. We have access to an easy to use space for legacies and portfolios of higher level project(s), and ridiculously simple access points via mail and chat to the big three interactions we need to leverage; student/teacher, student/student, and student/content.
 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Wacker

Michael Wacker

Chief Learning Officer, EdTechTeam
I am a lifetime learner that truly loves to engage, listen, and talk with folks smarter than myself. I enjoy designing and facilitating learning spaces for educators to inquire, share, reflect, and connect. Whenever possible I take time to work in classrooms, espouse the possibilities of 21st century connected and open learning, and facilitate discussions around questions that I have, or something I want to learn more about. I love learning... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
A - Auditorium

11:30am

Chrome Ninja Tips and Tricks
Using Google Chrome in the classroom allows staff and students to personalize their web experience. In this session you will learn how to use the omni box for more than just URL's, organize tabs for efficiency, create shortcuts for more productive searching and install apps and extensions that are useful in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Specialist, Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, STAR Discovery Educator, CUE Lead Learner, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a native Californian, is a professional development specialist and an independent consultant, globetrotting around the country (and world) providing engaging and relevant professional development for educators and students. Her current clients include EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation, and CUE. Previously, Kim spent 10 years in the classroom, most recently as a technology teacher for... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
H - Room a117

11:30am

Get your ChromeZone on!
In this highly interactive ChromeBook Dojo you will learn the secret art Chrome mastery. As you progress through the belts you will put into combat to defeat inefficiency, frustration and bad browsing habits. Once you’ve found inner ‘Chrome Zen’ your browsing experience will never be the same!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

CTO, EdTech Consultant, Google Education Trainer and Deployment Specialist, AmplifiedIT & Ed Tech Team
Amplified IT


Tuesday August 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
F -Room a102a

11:30am

Getting Started with Google Drive
This session is targeted at new and early users of Google tools, providing a foundation of the fundamentals of using Google Drive. In this hour we will cover managing multiple Google Accounts, how to create, manage, and share files and collections, and provide an overview of the basic functionality of the core Google Drive services. Attendees are encouraged to be participants; bring your laptop and follow along as we gain increased comfort in Google Drive. This is a judgement free session where there can be no stupid questions. Come prepared to ask and play!

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
C - Room a216 & a220

11:30am

Hands on with Google Apps Scripts Part I
It is recommended that attendees have: a solid understanding of creating Google Forms and how Forms & Spreadsheets interact before joining this session, Experience installing and interacting with Apps Scripts, A laptop. Your mileage may vary on an iPad--or you may not be able to get hands-on. In this hands-on one-hour session, we will cover the following (and possibly more) What are Apps Scripts, Flubarro and gClassFolders

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
B - Room a210 & a205

11:30am

Google Sites for Elementary Sites: Getting Going with a Google Site
Getting going with Google sites, with a focus on using sites with elementary students. Focuses on the beginning steps to starting a Google site, keeping it simple so you can use the same steps with your students. Also focuses on advice and tips for teaching young students how to research on the web safely, as well as publish their work to the web. Includes internet safety and locating/citing open source images.

Easily transferred to middle and high school levels, but simple enough for third graders.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Schumacher

Megan Schumacher

Third Grade teacher, Boulder Valley School District
Megan Schumacher is a third grade teacher at Superior Elementary School in Boulder, CO. She has her masters in Instructional Technology with a K-12 focus from University of Colorado at Denver, and received her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the State University of New York, College at Buffalo. She is an educational technology leader in her school, and has done trainings as a Google Ninja for Boulder Valley... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
E - Room a212a

11:30am

Google-ify Your School
We have spent the last year working hard to implement Google Apps in our school. We created and implemented a comprehensive plan that took into account our four pillars of success- Purpose, People, Program and Products. Check out our recent presentation from BVSD Google Ninja Learning Day for more information.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1SiaqDQe_zvvP2SE-Vzx2daucfMdlwtMEQGIT2bifKa4/edit?usp=sharing

We are a team - Amanda Holden and Liz Barcheck, and we will present together!

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Barcheck

Elizabeth Barcheck

Teacher Librarian, Angevine Middle School
​​​Professionally: I believe that all students are capable of greatness when they are treated with respect, given creative license, and pushed outside of their comfort zone (with the right support and encouragement). My goal is to develop the minds and hearts of my students so that they are capable of thinking critically and acting purposefully in this complex world. | | Personally: I enjoy being outside, spending time with friends, my two... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Holden

Amanda Holden

Assistant Principal/Google Ninja, Boulder Valley School District
I am a practicing school leader with a thirst for social change, equity, hard work, and knowledge. I am also a committed professional dedicated to the field of education and the belief that every student can succeed. Ed Tech and being innovative in our approach and practice is exciting to me, and I am psyched to be in a position to learn, share, and grow in my ever-increasing community!


Tuesday August 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
G - Room a119a

11:30am

Inspired Writing - “Literacy is the ability to write in the medium in which one reads.”
21st Century Writing: Writing is no longer just words. Images, links, videos, timelines, audio are all media that help tell a story. Students ability to use multiple types of media to tell their story empowers them to choose the media that best leverages their viewpoint and style to get their story told. Start thinking of media as an essential part of the story/paper rather than an optional piece to add.

Inspired Writing is Littleton’s nationally recognized project that empowers teachers to leverage online tools to support students when writing on a device (prewriting, drafting, editing, publishing, evaluating ). Google tools are the foundation of this project. Come see the comprehensive resources we use to support: our teachers, writers with multiple learning styles, students that need scaffolding and all writers that need to be challenged with extensions.

Be ready to use your device to record your voice to capture your writing, use a variety of online writing resources and try out a multitude of free publishing options.
https://sites.google.com/a/lpsk12.org/inspired-writing/

Speakers
avatar for Dana Levesque

Dana Levesque

District Instructional Technology Specialist, 2012 Google Summit Presenter, Littleton Public School
Dana has been a District Instructional Technology Specialist for the past eleven years in Colorado. She leads professional development, instructs online classes, team teaches and models technology integrated best practices with teachers. She is part of Littleton Public Schools Inspired Writing project that has been recognized nationally and has helped transform how Littleton teachers and students use technology to help leverage their content... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
D - Room a218a

1:30pm

Chromebook Challenge: Make it your ONE Machine
Have you taken the chromebook challenge; to make it your one machine you use? Come learn and share some some simple, yet powerful ways that allow you to use your chromebook as your ONE machine. I took the challenge and walked away converted and empowered with photo editing, video editing, web development, torrent streaming, and more all within this simple and powerful device! 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Wacker

Michael Wacker

Chief Learning Officer, EdTechTeam
I am a lifetime learner that truly loves to engage, listen, and talk with folks smarter than myself. I enjoy designing and facilitating learning spaces for educators to inquire, share, reflect, and connect. Whenever possible I take time to work in classrooms, espouse the possibilities of 21st century connected and open learning, and facilitate discussions around questions that I have, or something I want to learn more about. I love learning... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
A - Auditorium

1:30pm

Hands on with Google Apps Scripts Part II
It is recommended that attendees have: a solid understanding of creating Google Forms and how Forms & Spreadsheets interact before joining this session, Experience installing and interacting with Apps Scripts, A laptop. Your mileage may vary on an iPad--or you may not be able to get hands-on. In this hands-on one-hour session, we will cover the following (and possibly more) Autocrat, Doctopus, and FormMule.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
B - Room a210 & a205

1:30pm

Digital Storytelling with Google Apps & Friends
This hands on session will immerse you in using Google Apps and student-centered digital tools that will follow the writing process from prewriting to published pieces. More importantly, this session will show teachers how to use these tools to provide authentic writing experiences and audiences to excite their students. Come ready to learn how students can make stories and presentations that are relevant, engaging and that function as meaningful assessments. Participants will use free resources but will need a Google account for this session. Come experience digital storytelling!

Speakers
avatar for Nannette McMurtry

Nannette McMurtry

Educational Technology Specialist, Boulder Valley School District
Nannette is an Educational Technology Specialist in Boulder Valley School District. | | Nannette began her career as a high school English teacher and recently moved to Colorado to begin her work as a district-level educational technology specialist. She understands the benefits of technology first-hand through her own student’s experiences and believes that this background empowers her to help other teachers make the same leap into... Read More →
avatar for Erika Morreale

Erika Morreale

Educational Technology Specialist, Boulder Valley School District
Erika is an Educational Technology Specialist in Boulder Valley School District. Having previously been a dedicated elementary educator for the past twelve years, she is known for implementing technology into her student’s daily education. As the school’s Ninja, she was responsible for supporting teachers’ understanding and use of technology. She enjoys helping teachers realize how exciting and innovating technology can be... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Sain

Kelly Sain

BVSD Director of Educational Technology, Boulder Valley School District
Kelly is the Director of Educational Technology in Boulder Valley School District. | As an award winning educator for the last 17 years, Kelly is committed to ensuring that technology enhances, engages, and motivates students to learn. She draws from many diverse experiences focused on educational technology: a classroom teacher, an educational consultant, a university instructor and a district K-12 technology chair. She has a long history... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
G - Room a119a

1:30pm

Frenemies: Google Apps & the iPad
Do you have iPads in your classroom and want to use Google Apps? This session will teach you which Google Apps play nicely on the iPad and which do not. The Google Drive app has made using iPads with students in the Google domain seamless and easy to use for collaborative work in Google Docs, taking assessments on Google Forms, and saving work created in other apps (like Explain Everything, Creative Book Builder, Notability, and lots more!). Come and learn how to get the most out of Google Apps and the iPad, the best frenemies in education.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Schroeder

Stephanie Schroeder

Boulder Valley School District- STREAM
Stephanie Schroeder is the Program Manager for STREAM, an educational initiative funded by both BVSD and Impact on Education to increase student achievement, engagement and 21st century skills by integrating content areas with technology and literacy. Stephanie manages over 200 iPads and a Chromebooks 1:1 pilot in BVSD. She is a former international secondary science teacher and a wanna-be Google Certified Educator. Learn more about STREAM online... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
H - Room a117

1:30pm

Improving Communication and School Culture through Google Apps
Showing simple ways to improve your school with Google Apps to create a school culture that communicates more effectively. Items such as Talk (hangouts), Calendar, Sites, Docs, and Groups will be shown. Examples explained and shown are from my own experience and implementation in a K-8 school environment. Many of these processes have reduced paper and all of them have encouraged a culture of staff that communicate more effectively, which directly results in more effective teaching and a better school environment for our learners.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Mossholder

Beth Mossholder

Technology Coordinator, Tech Teacher, Google Certified Teacher, Challenge to Excellence
Beth Mossholder is currently K-8 Technology teacher in Parker, Colorado. For the last 6 years, She has been a Technology and MAPs coordinator for her school. During this time, she has successfully implemented Google Apps with her staff and students. She is also working on 1:1 Chromebooks in grades 5-8, and in the 2nd year of a 1:1 Nexus 7 program with a 2nd grade class. She delivers professional development to her school, and other... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
C - Room a216 & a220

1:30pm

Student Choice: Using Google to Allow Students to Create their Own Projects
In this presentation, teachers will see examples of 5th grade student work where the students began with Google Docs and then were encouraged to pick their own final project from Google apps or the Chrome web store. Teachers will love a look at how to provide consistent and meaningful feedback to students and to track student progress using Google docs. Teachers will then have an opportunity to replicate the lesson and experience it themselves.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Butler

Kim Butler

Teacher Librarian, Boulder Valley School District
Kim Butler is an elementary teacher librarian in Boulder Valley School district. She is a lover of all things technology and especially enjoys teaching students and other teachers to embrace and understand how to utilize technology in their lives.


Tuesday August 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
D - Room a218a

1:30pm

The Importance and Powerful Tool of Blogging with Your Students using Blogger and more.......
Teachers will discover how blogging in the classroom with their students can be the one of the most purposeful and motivational writing that they can do.  Blogger, a fabulous google app,  will used to showcase the idea of a Learning Log (blog).  Class blogs as well as individual student blogs will be covered as well as content and delivery.  You will see examples of how to get started and videos of ways to teach your children blogging etiquette. 

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Muller

Rebecca Muller

Google Certified Teacher - Google Apps Certified Trainer Applicant, Tarver Elementary - Adams 12
Rebecca Muller - 24 years of teaching the primary grades - very passionate about integration of technology in the classroom and changing my teaching to meet the 21st Century learner. I am a Google Certified Teacher - GTAMTV. I am currently in the process of becoming Google Certified Trainer.


Tuesday August 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
F -Room a102a

1:30pm

Securly - Integrate cloud based web filtering into GAFE
Securly is the first web filter that has been designed from the ground up for schools. If you have 1to1 Chromebooks, iPads, Android tablets or a BYOD environment learn how Securly can make the EDU environment safer for students and easier for administrators.  Being completely cloud based and with GAFE integration, it takes five minutes to set up per district and costs a fraction of the enterprise solutions that schools are forced to pay for today.
Securly protects students on computers throughout the school and at home while giving them safe access to 21st century learning tools like YouTube, Google and Wikipedia. No hardware. No software.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

CTO, EdTech Consultant, Google Education Trainer and Deployment Specialist, AmplifiedIT & Ed Tech Team
Amplified IT
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Bharath Madhusudan

Co-founder/CTO, Securly
Bharath is co-founder and CTO of Securly. Prior to Securly, he held architect/research roles at various network security companies - Huawei Symantec, McAfee and Qualys. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis and a Bachelors in CS from the University of Maryland.


Tuesday August 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
E - Room a212a

3:00pm

Making Movies with Youtube
Lots of us have uploaded video to Youtube. Now learn how to edit your videos with Youtube's amazing editing features. Video production teacher and Youtube Teacher Studio presenter, Jim Sill, will show you how to produce better videos with your own content right in the browser. Learn to edit your own original videos, create classroom content using Creative Commons videos and produce animations with Youtube's partners like Xtranormal and GoAnimate.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Tuesday August 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
B - Room a210 & a205

3:00pm

Re-Charge Classroom Instruction with YouTube EDU and Google Apps for Education
Students today are surrounded by a media rich environment and there’s a lot of great content at our fingertips. Ever wonder what instructional strategies work best for working with media and students in the classroom? Come explore a variety of ways to design appropriate media rich lessons and activities using Google Docs, Google Draw, YouTube EDU, and Google Images that help students make meaningful connections with content.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Specialist, Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, STAR Discovery Educator, CUE Lead Learner, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a native Californian, is a professional development specialist and an independent consultant, globetrotting around the country (and world) providing engaging and relevant professional development for educators and students. Her current clients include EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation, and CUE. Previously, Kim spent 10 years in the classroom, most recently as a technology teacher for... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
A - Auditorium

3:00pm

Developing Google Expertise in your School: Making Google Ninjas
Interested in "googlifying" your school/district? Come find out how BVSD is equipping teachers and schools to use Google Apps through the Google Ninja program. You will leave this session with training agendas and plans for implementing a "train the trainer" model in your own school or district.

Speakers
avatar for Nannette McMurtry

Nannette McMurtry

Educational Technology Specialist, Boulder Valley School District
Nannette is an Educational Technology Specialist in Boulder Valley School District. | | Nannette began her career as a high school English teacher and recently moved to Colorado to begin her work as a district-level educational technology specialist. She understands the benefits of technology first-hand through her own student’s experiences and believes that this background empowers her to help other teachers make the same leap into... Read More →
avatar for Erika Morreale

Erika Morreale

Educational Technology Specialist, Boulder Valley School District
Erika is an Educational Technology Specialist in Boulder Valley School District. Having previously been a dedicated elementary educator for the past twelve years, she is known for implementing technology into her student’s daily education. As the school’s Ninja, she was responsible for supporting teachers’ understanding and use of technology. She enjoys helping teachers realize how exciting and innovating technology can be... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Sain

Kelly Sain

BVSD Director of Educational Technology, Boulder Valley School District
Kelly is the Director of Educational Technology in Boulder Valley School District. | As an award winning educator for the last 17 years, Kelly is committed to ensuring that technology enhances, engages, and motivates students to learn. She draws from many diverse experiences focused on educational technology: a classroom teacher, an educational consultant, a university instructor and a district K-12 technology chair. She has a long history... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
G - Room a119a

3:00pm

GApps as an LMS
LMS' have been designed to control and deliver content to learners since its inception. Google Apps opens the restrictions of a traditional LMS by focusing on the creation of content through sharing and storing in Google Drive. We'll start by demonstrating how to set up classroom or school wide folders using the gClassFolders v2 script. Then we'll look at how to self paced, interactive lessons using Google Docs and Presentations. We'll see how student then can create and submit projects via Google Drive, collaborate with peers, share resources, take assessments using forms (and having those assessments graded by the Flubaroo script). We'll also look at how you can use the AutoCrat script for lesson planning and auto lesson creation.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Sharpe

Daniel Sharpe

Assistant Principal, McGlone Academy
Dan is an Assistant Principal at McGlone Academy in Northeast Denver and a Google Certified Trainer. He has a Masters in Instructional Technology and is constantly looking for ways to return the FUN to learning in public education. His school, McGlone Academy uses Google Apps for Education and utilizes 1:1 Chromebooks. In addition to coaching teachers and overseeing school operations, he manages the school’s Google Apps Domain and works to... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
H - Room a117

3:00pm

Mastering Google Sites
Last year I presented my site about Google Site Tips. It showcased projects done with students and those created for staff development. The session was a great success so I decided to expand on the site with more current resources. I do units with Google Sites in grades 6-8. The most extensive unit involves 8th graders. They create dynamic and interesting sites pertaining to an imaginary country, museum or business. The 6th and 7th graders are invited to a Google site as editors so they can add their own page about a creative creature they create using Switch Zoo. They embed Vokis on their site that they create with their own voices. They use Audacity, a free sound editing program so that they can clean up unnecessary or unwanted sounds in their recording before uploading it to their Voki. Once students are given enough time to complete their page, students provide constructive feedback to some of their peers within the comments’ section of the Google site. The students are supposed to use that feedback to “perfect” their site. I have added more self-help videos to the site so that those who want to become more proficient with design can watch and do the videos at their own pace.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Clementi

Chris Clementi

Google Certified Teacher, Academy District 20
I on my 11th year of teaching computer applications at Mountain Ridge Middle School in Academy District 20. During that time, I have had four of my lessons published in the EdTech Magazine: Internet Hoaxes, Multimedia Projects, Global Warming and Online Culture. I acquired a Master's in Technology in Education from Lesley University. I am a frequent presenter at the T.I.E. Conference in Copper Mountain. I have also trained District 20 staff... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E - Room a212a

3:00pm

Nexus 7 in the Elementary Classroom, a Success Story
Sharing the success story of one 2nd grade class and their 1:1 pilot of Nexus 7 tablets. In this sessions we will walk you through our success, our lessons learned, and management tips from launching Nexus in the class. We will also show off our favorite apps, lessons, and activities; and how each of these lead to deeper thinking and learning.

Speakers
BM

Beth Mossholder

Technology Coordinator, Tech Teacher, Google Certified Teacher, Challenge to Excellence
"Beth Mossholder is currently K-8 Technology teacher in Parker, Colorado. For the last 6 years, She has been a Technology and MAPs coordinator for her school. During this time, she has successfully implemented Google Apps with her staff and students. She is also working on 1:1 Chromebooks in grades 5-8, and in the 2nd year of a 1:1 Nexus 7 program with a 2nd grade class.  She delivers professional development to her school, and other... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
C - Room a216 & a220

3:00pm

Start the School Year with Google Forms
Participants will experience how Google Forms can be used to collect and use data in the classroom. Come and learn specific applications for Forms, such as beginning of the year surveys for parents, reading trackers for students, and teacher data collection. These forms can gather important information in a efficient, time-saving manner. Educators will leave with templates of forms as well as samples they create during the session.

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Lehman

Bobby Lehman

5th Grade Teacher & Google Ninja, Superior Elem, BVSD
Bobby Lehman is a 17-year veteran of the Boulder Valley School District. He has taught 1st, 4th and 5th grades. He is currently a 5th grade teacher at Superior Elementary. As a technology leader in his building, he facilitates professional development classes at the school and district level. His latest projects include an iPad lab of 32 devices, Smartboards to increase effective instruction, integrating Chromebooks & Google apps into students... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
D - Room a218a

3:00pm

Hapara Teacher Dashboard - Manage your room with Google Apps
What could you do with an extra hour a day?  Save time and effort managing your classroom with Google Apps.
* see a birds-eye view of student activity* get your student and class folders set up automatically* easily share personalized documents with your students* ensure student safety - review and audit student email* reset student passwords* engage parents with Parent Portal* help students stay on task - see and manage student desktops in real time

Speakers
PJ

Peter Jones

Customer Solution Manager, Hapara
I'm a bilingual gringo who loves to share, help and laugh. I was born in the MidWest, traveled all over the world and love my home town of St. Louis. Am a fortunate to work with amazing people and I am inspired daily by the amazing educators I have the honor of supporting on a regular basis. I try to bring my experience as a former high school teacher, coach, parent and ed tech industry experience to all conversations to help my customers and... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
F -Room a102a

4:30pm

Demo Slam
The Demo Slam is a high energy, geek out kind of session.  We are going to have about 10 presenters share 3 minutes of their most geeky use or tip and trick of a Google App.  At then end of the SLAM you will get to vote for your favorite, most geeky presentation.

Come for the SLAM and stay for the give aways!

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Gorton

Wendy Gorton

Global Education Consultant, Ed Tech Team
Wendy is an enthusiastic ICT in education consultant and lifelong learner. She has taught 4th graders in Los Angeles, been an elementary technology coordinator in India, a university technology | specialist, online teacher, and curriculum developer and trainer around the world. Her Master's degree is in educational technology, where she focused on finding out how real-world science projects using technology increased motivation in her students... Read More →
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

CTO, EdTech Consultant, Google Education Trainer and Deployment Specialist, AmplifiedIT & Ed Tech Team
Amplified IT
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.
avatar for Michael Wacker

Michael Wacker

Chief Learning Officer, EdTechTeam
I am a lifetime learner that truly loves to engage, listen, and talk with folks smarter than myself. I enjoy designing and facilitating learning spaces for educators to inquire, share, reflect, and connect. Whenever possible I take time to work in classrooms, espouse the possibilities of 21st century connected and open learning, and facilitate discussions around questions that I have, or something I want to learn more about. I love learning... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm
A - Auditorium
 
Wednesday, August 14
 

8:30am

Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Michael Wacker

Michael Wacker

Chief Learning Officer, EdTechTeam
I am a lifetime learner that truly loves to engage, listen, and talk with folks smarter than myself. I enjoy designing and facilitating learning spaces for educators to inquire, share, reflect, and connect. Whenever possible I take time to work in classrooms, espouse the possibilities of 21st century connected and open learning, and facilitate discussions around questions that I have, or something I want to learn more about. I love learning... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 8:30am - 9:30am
A - Auditorium

10:00am

25+ Ways to Use Google for Online & Blended Learning
In this session, we’ll explore the National Standards for Quality Online Teaching and how Google tools can be effectively used for online and blended learning at your school. In this whirlwind session, we’ll cover effective methods for the use of Drive, Sites, Picasa, Groups, Google+, Hangouts, YouTube, and more to positively impact student learning at a distance.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
A - Auditorium

10:00am

Mapping with Google Maps Engine Lite
Come take a tour of Google's recently announced Maps Engine Lite. Learn how to draw on, style, layer, and import data into your maps. Sharing and collaborating your powerful custom maps is easy and we'll highlight ideas for classroom use!

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Specialist, Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, STAR Discovery Educator, CUE Lead Learner, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a native Californian, is a professional development specialist and an independent consultant, globetrotting around the country (and world) providing engaging and relevant professional development for educators and students. Her current clients include EdTechTeam, Discovery Education, Foothill College/Krause Center for Innovation, and CUE. Previously, Kim spent 10 years in the classroom, most recently as a technology teacher for... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
B - Room a210 & a205

10:00am

Re-design your school technology around the Cloud
Gone Google or thinking about going? That’s just the first step! See how your school could reduce costs while streamlining your technology infrastructure and run effectively in the cloud. We will explore how GAFE can be used to tie into essential cloud managed services such as wifi/networking, web filtering, mobile device management, printing and even cloud based digital signage.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

CTO, EdTech Consultant, Google Education Trainer and Deployment Specialist, AmplifiedIT & Ed Tech Team
Amplified IT


Wednesday August 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
C - Room a216 & a220

10:00am

Using Google in the Higher Education Classroom: Examples and Best Practices
The University of Colorado has Gone Google! Come hear from a Google Certified Teacher about the growing use of Google at CU Boulder. We will share the story of how CU Boulder chose Google, discuss how Drive is changing the classroom, learn about how to get your learning management system and Google Apps to play nice, and wrap up with Google+ as the future of social learning in Higher Education.  Google Apps for Education is not just about K-12 anymore!

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
211-a

10:00am

Blogger: Audience and Purpose For All
As your students begin to present their work online, they’ll need a place to show it off. Think of your brand new Classroom Blog as the place parents, past teachers, community members, friends, and family to go to see the work of the students. It’s also a place for announcements, homework, assignments, and everything amazing happening in your classroom. There is no substitute for providing your students with a real audience and an authentic purpose for their work. In this session, you’ll learn how to create, edit, and really pump up your Blog. As your site grows, you’ll see that it is the jump off-point for your students, but the splash landing page for your audience! 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Moore

Chris Moore

3rd-5th Grade Technology Teacher, Denver Public Schools
Chris Moore, a Google Certified Teacher, Google Educator, and recipient of the National School Board Association's Technology & Leadership Network "20 To Watch 2009" award has been an elementary classroom teacher for over ten years. He has been a presenter and co-presenter at conferences and professional development events at the local, state, and international levels including multiple appearances at the TIE (Technology in Education... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
G - Room a119a

10:00am

Google Docs: Transforming your Approach to Teaching
Using Google Docs will change how you plan and instruct in the classroom. Your students will be more engaged and motivated to reach their academic potential. Learn how to collaborate with students and colleagues through the use of this google app. Documents can be used during Literature Circles, science activities, and for homework assignments. Participants will also see many examples of the communication that takes places as documents are shared with others. Additionally examples of shared docs between colleagues will be presented. Educators will leave inspired by ideas and examples of effective, powerful Google Docs to use in the school setting! *Note: Examples shared will be from the elementary classroom environment, but can be applied to other levels.

Speakers
avatar for Bobby Lehman

Bobby Lehman

5th Grade Teacher & Google Ninja, Superior Elem, BVSD
Bobby Lehman is a 17-year veteran of the Boulder Valley School District. He has taught 1st, 4th and 5th grades. He is currently a 5th grade teacher at Superior Elementary. As a technology leader in his building, he facilitates professional development classes at the school and district level. His latest projects include an iPad lab of 32 devices, Smartboards to increase effective instruction, integrating Chromebooks & Google apps into students... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
D - Room a218a

10:00am

Google Soup: Promoting a Healthier You
Have you ever wanted your students to share a document with you without your Inbox or Drive becoming inundated with misnamed and disorganized documents? Have you ever wanted to provide feedback on student work in one place...with a rubric...and only have to send a single email? This hands-on session will focus on creating Google Soup: Forms + Docs + Doctopus Script + Goobric Script to make your life better. Using a Google Form allows you to collect the Google accounts of your students, creating a roster for you to use with both of these scripts, leaving you free time to relax and enjoy that cup of coffee.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Schroeder

Stephanie Schroeder

Boulder Valley School District- STREAM
Stephanie Schroeder is the Program Manager for STREAM, an educational initiative funded by both BVSD and Impact on Education to increase student achievement, engagement and 21st century skills by integrating content areas with technology and literacy. Stephanie manages over 200 iPads and a Chromebooks 1:1 pilot in BVSD. She is a former international secondary science teacher and a wanna-be Google Certified Educator. Learn more about STREAM online... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
H - Room a117

10:00am

Saving Time with Scripts
Participants in this session will explore and practice using Google Scripts that help save time for teachers, administrators, counselors, deans, and other school personnel. Several Google scripts will be demonstrated including the updated version of Flubaroo, FormEmailer, AutoCrat, formMule, Doctopus, MailMerge, docAppender, gClassFolders, and GradeDelivery.

Speakers
avatar for Jacki Sloan

Jacki Sloan

Educational Technology Coach, Aurora Public Schools
My passion is teaching technology. As an Educational Technology Coach for Aurora Public schools, I work collaboratively with other teachers to help students become engaged in their subject matter and increase student achievement by using technologies and enhanced instruction that is centered on 21st century skills. Certified in Instructional Technology (K-12) and Business Ed Certified Master Teacher through Intel and Microsoft Presented Google... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
F -Room a102a

10:00am

Using Google Sites to Flip Your Classroom, Engage Students, and Make Your Life Easier
Have you always imagined how nice it would be to have your own class website but figured it was more trouble than it’s worth? Have you ever thought how great it would be for your students to have their own digital portfolios? Do you ever pull your hair out when students are absent on those crucial days, wondering how you’re going to find the time to catch each one of them up on what they missed? Let Google Sites help you. Learn how to create your own Site and get some ideas for what to put on it. Also learn some strategies for managing student sites that you help them create. Finally, learn how to make webcasts, to be hosted on your site, that can be used for a variety of purposes, such as catching up absent students, differentiation, and re-teaching of crucial skills.

Speakers
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Gina Panighetti

Gina Panighetti--Geography Teacher, Poudre School District
Gina Panighetti is a 6th grade geography teacher at Lincoln Middle School in Fort Collins, Colorado. She has nine years of teaching experience but often still feels like a beginner because there is just so much to learn on the quest to becoming a great educator. She is committed to technology integration and constantly striving toward creating rigorous, engaging and high quality learning experiences for her mostly low-income students.


Wednesday August 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am
E - Room a212a

11:30am

Roadmap for successful ChromeBook Adoption
Learn how to plan, prep and deploy ChromeBooks with ease in your school. After a general overview of the device selection, we will discuss best practices and lessons learnt for piloting ChromeBooks. We will explore how your ChromeBook rollout will enhance both teaching practices and streamline technology at you school while delivering significant cost savings.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

CTO, EdTech Consultant, Google Education Trainer and Deployment Specialist, AmplifiedIT & Ed Tech Team
Amplified IT


Wednesday August 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
C - Room a216 & a220

11:30am

YouTube in the Classroom
With 48 hrs of content uploaded every minute, YouTube has become an invaluable addition to any classroom. A Google Certified Teacher will inspire you to to safely use YouTube to engage, inspire, and ignite student learning. Jim will share resources for understanding how Youtube works, Chrome extensions that take the fear out of showing videos, and the new tools Youtube has in place for schools.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Wednesday August 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
A - Auditorium

11:30am

Beyond Presentations with Presentation
We all know Google Presentation is a great tool for presentations or lectures. But what about as an ebook? Or a course guide? Or a way to crowd source solutions? Come see lots of different ways Presentations can be used in both the classroom and adult learning situations.

Speakers
RM

Robert Madden

Professional Development Coordinator, Douglas County School District
Robert Madden is currently a professional development coordinator for Douglas County School District. Robert has experience in course design, resource development, curriculum writing, and the creation and facilitation of countless face to face, blended and online professional development experiences. In addition to his experience as a professional developer, he has taught elementary music, technology 4th grade, and 5th grade gifted students. In... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
F -Room a102a

11:30am

Creating Student Ownership with Google Fusion Tables
Help your students feel a sense of ownership in their learning as they use Google Spreadsheets and Fusion Tables to collect, analyze, and communicate data. Rather than simply interpreting graphs created by others, your students will arrive at a deeper understanding of the data by being involved with all stages of graph creation and analysis. This particular project focuses on quality of life statistics for various countries, but the strategies could easily be applied to any content area that analyzes data. Recommended for grades 5 and up, with more scaffolding needed at the lower grades.

Speakers
BJ

Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson--Google Certified Teacher, Poudre School District
Ben Johnson has fifteen years of teaching experience at the secondary and post-secondary level. He has taught technology in Poudre School District, the University of Northern Colorado, and Colorado State University. Ben is a certified Google educator and was honored as a Microsoft Innovative Educator. He holds a PhD. in educational technology and a doctoral minor in applied statistics and research methods. Ben loves to help teachers integrate... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
E - Room a212a

11:30am

Making Learning Visable: Using Google Sites for Eportfolios
Google Sites do not have to be ugly; we just tend to make them that way. Come hear how to use Google Sites to develop instructionally sound and visually compelling ePortfolios. Based on Katie Christie’s recent work developing Common Core ePortfolios for Littleton Public Schools, and Cory Pavicich’s ePortfolio pilot at CU Boulder, this session will provide powerful tools for designing your own ePortfolios, or “borrowing” some of the great templates available in the Sites template gallery.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Christie

Katie Christie

Google Certified Teacher, EdTechTeam
Katie Christie, a Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Qualified Individual, CUE Lead Learner, and LearnZillion DreamTeam member, currently teaches fifth grade at Runyon Elementary School in Littleton, Colorado. She has been teaching and learning in a 1:1 Linux-based netbook classroom for 4 years. She spent her first 4 years of teaching in Shaker Heights City Schools in Ohio, a district known for its academic excellence and cultural... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
B - Room a210 & a205

11:30am

Visualizing Student -Collected Air Pollution Data on Google Earth
The Global Ozone Project enables schools around the world to measure ground level ozone, carbon dioxide, and black carbon and share their data on Google Earth.

This presentation highlights Global Ozone Project's use of Google Earth as an overlay for our international network of student-run air pollution data collection.

Speakers
avatar for Kali Basman

Kali Basman

Outreach Coordinator, Global Ozone Project
Kali Basman is proud to be the new Outreach Coordinator for the GO3 Project, a non-profit organization that enables schools around the world to measure ground level ozone, carbon dioxide, and black carbon. As a recent graduate from University of Colorado, Kali's strives to be on the frontier of her generation's environmental awareness. With a focus on sustainable development and renewable energy, Kali's career has just begun! She is thrilled with... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm
D - Room a218a

1:30pm

Launching today - top secret Google product
Shhh.... I can’t reveal the details, but there’s an exciting new opportunity for educators worldwide to share their expertise and make money in a new way. Join us for this session and be one of the first participants for an exciting new project.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Arnold

Daniel Arnold

Education Lead - New Products, Google
Daniel Arnold is the education lead for a new Google product. One of the first team members, Daniel is excited about the opportunity this presents for educators and students. Daniel has a background in new ventures at Google, he spent the previously two years launching new mobile products.


Wednesday August 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
A - Auditorium

1:30pm

Making Magnificent Maps
Learn how to create, collaborate, and publish Google Maps from a classroom teacher. Discover how you can engage students using maps across the curriculum while creating placemarks with embedded text, pictures and even YouTube videos. Be inspired to try it yourself with real examples from real teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Wednesday August 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
B - Room a210 & a205

1:30pm

AutoCrat Your Docs
We'll look at how you can instantly create personalized documents for teachers, students, or parents using Google Forms, Google Docs, and the AutoCrat Script. We'll start by building a basic Google Form, and Google Doc where we want that Form data to dump to. We'll see how to install the AutoCrat script and instantly generate as many docs as you want and have them emailed out to who you want. Think of auto-generating your lesson plans or having students set reading goals that could then be printed and posted on the wall. Really the possibilities are endless!

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Sharpe

Daniel Sharpe

Assistant Principal, McGlone Academy
Dan is an Assistant Principal at McGlone Academy in Northeast Denver and a Google Certified Trainer. He has a Masters in Instructional Technology and is constantly looking for ways to return the FUN to learning in public education. His school, McGlone Academy uses Google Apps for Education and utilizes 1:1 Chromebooks. In addition to coaching teachers and overseeing school operations, he manages the school’s Google Apps Domain and works to... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
F -Room a102a

1:30pm

Show and Tell - Drawings
Please do not schedule me at the same time as any presentation with Chris Moore or Nicolette Vander Velde, as I am a co-presenter for their sessions.

New Common Core standards require that most teachers transform the way they teach, and this workshop helps you take some initial steps in the right direction using GoogleDrawings! The session presenters have been teaching 5th grade in a 1:1 computing environment for the past five years. In that time, they have witnessed amazing growth for diverse groups of students; specifically, in the area of mathematics. In addition, you will begin considering/utilizing the the 8 Standards for Mathematical Practice. This workshop shares a variety of methods, strategies, and ideas that have made a difference across the entire curriculum. Finally, participants are provided with a range of resources related to the implementation of 21st Century Skills.

Speakers
avatar for Katie Christie

Katie Christie

Google Certified Teacher, EdTechTeam
Katie Christie, a Google Certified Teacher, Google Apps Qualified Individual, CUE Lead Learner, and LearnZillion DreamTeam member, currently teaches fifth grade at Runyon Elementary School in Littleton, Colorado. She has been teaching and learning in a 1:1 Linux-based netbook classroom for 4 years. She spent her first 4 years of teaching in Shaker Heights City Schools in Ohio, a district known for its academic excellence and cultural... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
G - Room a119a

1:30pm

Teaching with Google+
Google+ is Google’s powerful social media platform offering students and faculty compelling opportunities for online collaboration and just-in-time learning. Come hear Engineering Associate Dean for Education Diane Sieber, a Google+ early adopter, speak about earlier adopters of Google+ in higher education and her use of Google+ in her large Fall 2012 lecture class The Meaning of IT.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Sieber

Diane Sieber

Associate Dean for Education, CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Colorado boulder
Professor Sieber has been a President’s Teaching Scholar since 2009. The President’s Teaching Scholars comprise faculty from the three CU campuses chosen for teaching excellence, recognized research on teaching and learning, and leadership in improving higher education teaching, learning, and assessment more broadly. | | Sieber has been a Carnegie Teaching Scholar and has won teaching awards from the College of Engineering and Applied... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
H - Room a117

1:30pm

Tools to Help Harness the Power of Technology for Learning
Partner your integration of Google Apps with free resources from Common Sense Media, a nonprofit that helps schools, kids, and families thrive in a world of media and technology. Check out tools that help schools harness the potential of technology for learning, including a comprehensive K-12 digital citizenship curriculum, 1-to-1 Essentials Program, and Graphite.org—a new platform that helps teachers discover the best digital tools for student learning. Leave with resources and strategies you can implement immediately.

Speakers
BD

Brian Dino

Education Program Manager, Common Sense Media
A Denver native, Brian Dino promotes and supports the Common Sense Media curriculum/offerings to Denver Public Schools (DPS) and other districts. Over the last two years he has presented to over 7,000 people, including close to 5,000 students. Brian spent six years creating/teaching at a DPS technology magnet program; after that he directed operations for four years for the KIPP Colorado charter school network. Brian’s career includes... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm
C - Room a216 & a220

3:00pm

Art Appreciation - Google 101
Discover the amazing features of the Google Art Project. The world's most amazing works are simply a click away. Walk the halls of the world's greatest museums while learning about composition and color combinations. Take a few more steps and discover history and culture. Peel back the layers of hundreds of giga-pixel photos and uncover a wide variety of uses for art in any classroom. The Art Project is a collaboration between Google and 151 acclaimed art partners from across 40 countries. Using a combination of various Google technologies and expert information provided by museum partners, they have created a unique online art experience. Users can explore a wide range of artworks at brushstroke level detail, take a virtual tour of a museum and even build their own collections to share.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Educational Technology Consultant, Jim Sill Consulting, Inc.
As a Google Apps Certified Trainer and Apple Certified Trainer, I enjoy traveling to new places around the world leading workshops on topics that include Using Video for Social Change, Cinematic Narrative Techniques, Encouraging a Creative Student, Google in the Classroom and much more.


Wednesday August 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
A - Auditorium

3:00pm

Getting to Inbox 0 with Gmail
The way you work shouldn’t look like an attachment disorder, nor does it have to. This workshop offers clear, pragmatic steps to manage your work by getting clear of your Gmail inbox and working from a personally-controlled system. Along the way we’ll better understand why we work the way we do, how life can be a little more like a game of Tetris, and how spending just one hour a week NOT doing your work may be the key to getting to go home for dinner. Successful educators don’t necessarily have to develop a productivity system, but happy ones usually do.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
E - Room a212a

3:00pm

A Presentation .. on Google Presentation
Have you used PowerPoint, Prezi or Keynote? Are you ready to explore a different presentation tool with robust sharing and collaborative features? What if the tool was cloud based, easily embedded and accessible by anyone with the url. Do you think your students could use a tool like this for group projects? Are you interested? If you're shaking your heading in agreement, then come join us to learn about Google Presentation. In this session, we will demonstrate features, sharing options, and publishing capabilities of Google Presentation. Be ready to share your perspective and experiences concerning presentation software you have used in the past. Together we will explore and compare the different presentation options.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Grabham

Brad Grabham

Academic Technology Consultant, University of Colorado Boulder
Brad Grabham currently works for the University of Colorado Boulder’s Office of Information Technology, where he serves as an Academic Technology Consultant (ATC) working with the College of Music and School of Education. Brad's background is in education. After completing his Bachelor of Science in secondary education from Indiana University, Brad taught social studies & special education for eight years. With a Master of Science in... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
F -Room a102a

3:00pm

Become an “Inspired” District with GAFE
Providing GAFE on a district wide basis is just the beginning of the process. Relevant and timely professional development is needed to guarantee a successful implementation for administrators, teachers and students. See how Littleton Public Schools developed, rolled out and continues to provide support and resources for our district staff.

Speakers
avatar for Randy Stall

Randy Stall

Technology Integration Specialist, Littleton Public Schools
I have been in education for the past 30 years and have worked in professional development for Littleton Public Schools for the last 12 years. I have been involved in a variety of professional organizations during those years including Technology Leadership Forum (TLF), Education Technologists of Colorado (ETC)and Technology in Education (TIE) board of directors.


Wednesday August 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
C - Room a216 & a220

3:00pm

Classroom Hub: Google Sites
NOTE: Please do not schedule me at the same time as any presentation with Chris Moore or Katie Christie, as I am a co-presenter for their sessions.

As your students begin to share their work online, they’ll need a place to show it off. Think of your brand new Google class Site as the place parents, past teachers, community members, friends, and family to go to see the work of the students. It’s also a place for announcements, homework, assignments, and everything amazing happening in your classroom. There is no substitute for providing your students with a real audience and an authentic purpose for their work. In this session, you’ll learn how to create, edit, and dress-up your Homebase/Google Site. As your site grows, you’ll see that it is the jump off-point for your students, but the splash landing page for your audience!

Speakers
NV

Nicolette Vander Velde

Classroom Teacher, Littleton Public Schools
For over five years, Ms. Vander Velde has taught in a 1:1 linux-based netbook classroom which she has effectively used to support writing instruction, science inquiry, and reading skills development. Serving a population with high poverty and many different languages, Ms. Vander Velde and her colleagues at East Elementary have fused excellent instructional strategies with 21st Century learning to unleash the potential of every student... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
G - Room a119a

3:00pm

Creating a Community of Readers with Google & Web 2.0 Tools
Come see how to use Google tools to help your students with all part of the reading process--from close reading to sharing and deepening a love of reading--Google and many Web 2.0 apps can be used to turn your classroom, library, school and community into passionate life-long readers! 

Speakers
avatar for Nannette McMurtry

Nannette McMurtry

Educational Technology Specialist, Boulder Valley School District
Nannette is an Educational Technology Specialist in Boulder Valley School District. | | Nannette began her career as a high school English teacher and recently moved to Colorado to begin her work as a district-level educational technology specialist. She understands the benefits of technology first-hand through her own student’s experiences and believes that this background empowers her to help other teachers make the same leap into... Read More →
avatar for Erika Morreale

Erika Morreale

Educational Technology Specialist, Boulder Valley School District
Erika is an Educational Technology Specialist in Boulder Valley School District. Having previously been a dedicated elementary educator for the past twelve years, she is known for implementing technology into her student’s daily education. As the school’s Ninja, she was responsible for supporting teachers’ understanding and use of technology. She enjoys helping teachers realize how exciting and innovating technology can be... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Sain

Kelly Sain

BVSD Director of Educational Technology, Boulder Valley School District
Kelly is the Director of Educational Technology in Boulder Valley School District. | As an award winning educator for the last 17 years, Kelly is committed to ensuring that technology enhances, engages, and motivates students to learn. She draws from many diverse experiences focused on educational technology: a classroom teacher, an educational consultant, a university instructor and a district K-12 technology chair. She has a long history... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
D - Room a218a

3:00pm

Putting the You in YouTube
Ever wished you could clone yourself so you could work with multiple students simultaneously on different instructional topics? Want to learn how to blend your original video instruction with that of other experts who have contributed great content to YouTube? Let’s put the You in YouTube and explore creating your own screencasts/videos AND finding the best content on YouTube so that you can create resources and playlists to use for differentiation, skill review, or catching up students who missed class. Please bring a laptop/Chromebook so you can play along.

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avatar for Jen Jonson

Jen Jonson

Educational Technology Specialist, Jeffco Public Schools
Jen Jonson is an Educational Technology Specialist for Jeffco Public Schools. Prior to joining Jeffco’s Educational Technology team, she taught middle school and high school students for 16 years, both in online and traditional classrooms. Jen is a Google Certified Teacher and a YouTube Star Teacher. With over 320 instructional videos on YouTube, Jen has extensive experience with incorporating video in the classroom and using it to enhance... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
B - Room a210 & a205

3:00pm

Short-Term Online Courses in Blogger
The Anderson Language & Technology Center (ALTEC) at CU Boulder offers non-credit online review courses. These courses, taught by experienced instructors through a tweaked Blogger template, make optimal use of a variety of Google apps, including GoogleForms, GoogleDocs, Google + Hangouts and annotated YouTube videos. In this presentation, we will highlight ways in which one could exploit the educational potential of these free tools to develop not only high quality courses but also Open Educational Resources. We will also show the various ways in which Blogger templates can be modified to meet the needs of specific courses.

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Edwige Simon

Edwige Simon works as a Language Technology Coordinator for the Anderson Language & Technology Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned a PhD from the CU Boulder ATLAS Institute. Her work focuses on teacher identity and technology integration in the language classroom.


Wednesday August 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm
H - Room a117

4:15pm

Closing Session - The Learning Continues
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Wednesday August 14, 2013 4:15pm - 5:00pm
A - Auditorium