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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
 

10:00am PDT

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 Consultant, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a global educational technology consultant, works with professional learning organizations such as EdTechTeam, Discovery Education and the Krause Center for Innovation, providing relevant and engaging training centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational... Read More →


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

10:00am PDT

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

Chief Technology Officer / Founder, Amplified IT


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

10:00am PDT

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 PDT
E - Room a212a

10:00am PDT

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 PDT
F -Room a102a

11:30am PDT

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 Consultant, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a global educational technology consultant, works with professional learning organizations such as EdTechTeam, Discovery Education and the Krause Center for Innovation, providing relevant and engaging training centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational... Read More →


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

11:30am PDT

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, Angevine MS
​​​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... 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... Read More →


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

11:30am PDT

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, Littleton Public School
Dana has been a District Instructional Technology Specialist for the past fourteen years in Colorado. She guides professional learning opportunities, team teaches and models effective technology integrated practices with teachers. She is part of Littleton Public Schools Inspired Writing... Read More →


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

1:30pm PDT

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

I am a former elementary teacher, currently with EdTechTeam as the Chief Learning Officer; working with a highly talented team supporting world class learning opportunities for children and adults all around the globe. Our team is consulted around ideas of strategic design and innovation... Read More →


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

1:30pm PDT

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... Read More →


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

1:30pm PDT

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

Chief Technology Officer / Founder, 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... Read More →


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

3:00pm PDT

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... Read More →
avatar for Erika Morreale

Erika Morreale

Educational Technology Specialist, Boulder Valley School District
avatar for Kelly Sain

Kelly Sain

STEM Director, Boulder Valley School District


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

3:00pm PDT

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... Read More →


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

3:00pm PDT

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
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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... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
C - Room a216 & a220
 
Wednesday, August 14
 

10:00am PDT

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

Chief Technology Officer / Founder, Amplified IT


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

10:00am PDT

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... Read More →


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

11:30am PDT

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

Chief Technology Officer / Founder, Amplified IT


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

1:30pm PDT

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... Read More →


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

1:30pm PDT

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
avatar for Brian Dino

Brian Dino

Ed. Tech Specialist, Denver Public Schools
A Denver native, Brian Dino supports effective tech integration and promotes the responsible use of technology and media with school communities. He is a Common Sense Education Ambassador and Certified Google Trainer. His free time finds him with family, reading, recreation and c... Read More →


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

3:00pm PDT

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 PDT
E - Room a212a

3:00pm PDT

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... Read More →


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

3:00pm PDT

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.

Speakers
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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 class... Read More →


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