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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

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... Read More →


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

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

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

10:00am PDT

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... Read More →


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

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 PDT
B - Room a210 & a205

1:30pm PDT

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

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... Read More →


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

1:30pm PDT

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 PDT
D - Room a218a

3:00pm PDT

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... Read More →


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

3:00pm PDT

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... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
D - Room a218a
 
Wednesday, August 14
 

10:00am PDT

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.

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

10:00am PDT

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

Elementary STEAM(L)ab Director, 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 fifteen years. He has been a presenter at conferences and professional... Read More →


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

10:00am PDT

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... Read More →


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

10:00am PDT

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

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... Read More →


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

11:30am PDT

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... Read More →


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

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

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... Read More →


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

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

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
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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... Read More →


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

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