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Wednesday, March 17
 

7:15am EDT

Morning Yoga
Speakers

Wednesday March 17, 2021 7:15am - 7:45am EDT
Main Stage

8:00am EDT

Opening Remarks and Welcome
Wednesday March 17, 2021 8:00am - 8:15am EDT
Main Stage

8:15am EDT

Student Voices
A video montage of students telling us how instructional technology and/or their school teachers and staff have impacted them during COVID. 

Wednesday March 17, 2021 8:15am - 8:45am EDT
Main Stage

8:50am EDT

Student Voice and Choice - empowering students to choose how they learn and how they demonstrate their learning.
In this session we will explore how to give students a choice in how they learn as well as options for demonstrating what they have learned. Tips, lesson ideas, apps and more will be discussed. These techniques can be used in class or in remote learning.

Speakers
avatar for David Andrade

David Andrade

Senior Education Strategist, CDW-G
David Andrade is a Senior K-12 Education Strategist for CDW-G. An experienced engineer, educator, and school district CIO, he works with school districts to assist them with resources, strategic planning, and advice for selecting and implementing technology solutions to help them... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 8:50am - 9:50am EDT
S1-1

8:50am EDT

Empowering Distance Learning and Family Engagement with Seesaw
During this informative session participants will learn and understand the features of the Seesaw Learning Journal, view real-life examples being used in schools/districts for distance learning, and hear from schools describing the impact of Seesaw in their learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Ratosha McBride

Ratosha McBride

Education Technology Specialist, CREC
I am an experienced education technology specialist, course designer, and eLearning application administrator, who readily bridges technical and educational domains to support school and district goals for increasing student engagement and achievement.My passion and professional mission... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 8:50am - 9:50am EDT
S1-3

8:50am EDT

Keep Calm and ClassFlow On
Join us as we dive into the basics of creating ClassFlow activities and use instant polling for a range of educational subjects and themes like St. Patrick’s Day! Through this webinar, educators will learn ways to energize the classroom with interactive activities and millions of immersive resources from educators around the world through Promethean’s cloud-based lesson delivery software.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Ruggiero

Richard Ruggiero

Territory Director for NY and NY, Promethean World
We are the market leader in interactive hardware and software solutions. Promethean is a world-wide leader in educational solutions for the modern classroom.
avatar for Lucy Geringer

Lucy Geringer

Educational Consultant, Promethean World
avatar for Ryan Thorton

Ryan Thorton

Educational Consultant, Promethean World


Wednesday March 17, 2021 8:50am - 9:50am EDT
S1-11

8:50am EDT

Interactive Apps and Websites for Chromebooks
Share the best apps for students to interact with the material by recording a video or leaving an audio comment. How teachers can use their PDF documents digitally and students can record their answer in writing, audio, or video.

Speakers
avatar for Fatima Elmouchtari

Fatima Elmouchtari

Spanish Teacher, Walter Panas High School


Wednesday March 17, 2021 8:50am - 9:50am EDT
S1-4

8:50am EDT

Make Teaching and Learning Easier with Kami
Kami enables teachers to take material in almost any format and assign it digitally for students to annotate.  You can also combine materials from multiple sources to create one cohesive document, split a larger one, or create a new one.  Both basic fundamentals and advanced tools will be covered.  Participating teachers will receive a free 4-month Teacher License for Kami.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Meschutt

Lisa Meschutt

science teacher, Oneonta City School District
I am a NYS STEM Master Teacher with 29 years of teaching experience, mostly in the Oneonta City School District.  I have degrees in Secondary Earth Science Education, K-12 Reading Education, and Anthropology from SUNY Oneonta, and have been an adjunct lecturer at SUNY Cobleskill... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 8:50am - 9:50am EDT
S1-7

8:50am EDT

Redesign your lesson to help with hybrid, remote, and in-person instruction.
This presentation will integrate the research-based 5E Instructional Model into your already developed lesson; so, that it can be taught virtually or in person. Due to the uncertainty in the state of education during COVID-19, ideas and strategies will be shown to help support the continuation of education for our students.  
Participants will hopefully walk away with ideas on how they can adapt their instruction to meet the uncertainty that awaits.  

Speakers
avatar for Jayson St. Croix

Jayson St. Croix

Technology Integration Specialist, Watertown City School District
I am a certified 7-12 NYS math teacher. I have taught 7th grade, 8th grade, and Algebra I in the Watertown City School District since 2001. Since 2018 I have been on special assignment serving as one of two Technology Integration Specialists in our district. I am a Google Level 1... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 8:50am - 9:50am EDT
S1-6

8:50am EDT

Building Student Voice and SEL with Soundtrap
In this session, Soundtrap Education Specialists will share how to use Soundtrap to enhance SEL instruction for students of all ages. We will provide technical skills in the Soundtrap studio and best practices for actionable instructional strategies for students' SEL growth.

Speakers
avatar for Serena Robinett

Serena Robinett

Engagement Specialist, Spotify/Soundtrap
I was an educator in the NYC DOE for the last 6 years. I was the Instrument Music Director at a large middle school in Queens for 4 years. I then transitioned and began teaching technology at a K-8 school in Harlem for the last 2 years. During my time in education, I focused on the... Read More →
JK

Jess Kertz

Soundtrap


Wednesday March 17, 2021 8:50am - 9:50am EDT
S1-12

8:50am EDT

LTA & TA Training: Providing Accommodations in a Virtual Setting
 Learn ways to support students with IEPs and all learners in a virtual setting. We will discuss virtual behavior supports, as well as virtual tools to support students with reading and math. Share your ideas and practice using new tools!
  • Educators will walk away with just in time learning strategies and new instructional approaches to meet the learning demands of today's diverse students.
  • Educators will now be more prepared to take ownership in a self-care action plan for themselves and model with their students.
  • Educators will now have a collection of digital media tools and resources to differentiated and engage students focused on student-centered learning activities to build learning confidence.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Mathewson

Amanda Mathewson

Staff Development Specialist, ONC Boces
avatar for Carolyn Cooper

Carolyn Cooper

ONC BOCES
avatar for Colleen Crisell

Colleen Crisell

Systems Change Facilitator, ONC BOCES


Wednesday March 17, 2021 8:50am - 9:50am EDT
S1-2

8:50am EDT

Uncovering Social and Emotional Barriers to Learning
This is a workshop on assessing and addressing students' social and emotional barriers to learning. This time is hosted by PASS, which is an assessment that uncovers things like lack of confidence, bullying, poor student/teacher relationships, etc. During this time, you will receive concrete strategies that you can implement with your students and staff. We know that, due to COVID, this school year has been particularly challenging. We hope to provide you with some supports to help during this difficult time.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Kotsko

Kate Kotsko

Educational Consultant at PASS, Boardworks
Hi my name is Kate Kotsko, and I am an Educational Consultant with PASS. Prior to joining the PASS team, I was a teacher and instructional coach. I began my career in education back in 2009, when I did the Teach For America program in Charlotte, NC. I eventually made my way up to... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 8:50am - 9:50am EDT
S1-5

8:50am EDT

Building Relationships with Students in an Online Environment
Research tells us that building relationships with our students is important and that strong student-teacher relationships positively affect school engagement and achievement. This relationship building is especially important in an online environment and during these emotionally taxing times. In this session we will explore formal and informal means for engaging with students as well as families in the virtual classroom. We will focus on best practices for developing strong student-teacher relationships and a community of learners who will support one another.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Yager

Laurie Yager

Technology Integration Specialist/Model Schools Coordinator, MORIC
STEM, Robotics, MakerEd, MakerSpaces


Wednesday March 17, 2021 8:50am - 9:50am EDT
S1-10

8:50am EDT

Classcraft: Empowering and Engaging through Gamification
In Classcraft students use avatars to watch themselves grow, earn privileges and collaborate with classmates to achieve. Learn how you can become a “Gamemaster”, and engage students behaviorally, emotionally, and cognitively by using this game-based behavior management system. Empower students by letting them gain experience points, merging achievements and assignments, building exciting formative assessment and more. See how adding the unpredictable, can get students to love your class - in-person or virtually.

Speakers
avatar for Brian DeBoyace

Brian DeBoyace

Staff Developer/Ed Tech Specialist, Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES


Wednesday March 17, 2021 8:50am - 9:50am EDT
S1-9

8:50am EDT

Fun Creative Tools from School Library for your Classroom
Learn about fun creative tools to use in your online classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Iannello

Julia Iannello

School Library System Coordinator, ONC BOCES
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Sarah Livingston

Digital Library Resource Specialist, School Library Systems, ONC BOCES


Wednesday March 17, 2021 8:50am - 11:00am EDT
S12-2

8:50am EDT

Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience
High Stress, Anxiety and Depression are experienced by millions of young people. We follow physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston, as she discovers solutions for improved adolescent well-being in the digital age.

Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Nobling

Bonnie Nobling

Director, IT Services, Ononta Central School District


Wednesday March 17, 2021 8:50am - 11:00am EDT
S12-4

10:00am EDT

Assessment content: where to find it, how to use it
Great assessment content doesn’t need to be hard to come by. Join this session to learn about free and premium content that will help save you time as you support your students’ learning journeys.
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Assessments come in many shapes and sizes. They can be a fantastic way to gauge student progress and track mastery. By delivering strong assessment content, and having the tools to learn from the insights, you can take instruction with students up a notch.

No matter whether you are looking for every day formative assessment content or resources to help prepare for the Regents Exam or NY state testing, this session has something for everyone. At the end, you’ll be able to start accessing, making, and using assessment content with your students right away.

During this session, you’ll get a tour of Edulastic’s free assessment library, free Edulastic Certified assessment library, and newly announced curriculum-aligned Spark content, a premium add-on that provides differentiated practice. No matter what type of content you are looking for, or what your budget is looking like, you’ll come away with content resources that will save you time, engage your students, and deliver robust assessments.

Speakers
avatar for Jan Moody

Jan Moody

Marketing Specialist, Edulastic
Jan Moody works with educators across the country and world to introduce them to Edulastic. She loves helping teachers incorporate Edulastic into their classrooms to save time and better support students. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with family in... Read More →
avatar for Ileana Betancourt

Ileana Betancourt

Sr. Marketing Manager, Edulastic
Ileana Betancourt has worked in education for 10 years. Ileana is approaching her 5 year anniversary of working at Edulastic where she enjoys helping educators connect with awesome resources that will save time and help them as they support the next generations. Prior to Edulastic... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
S2-13

10:00am EDT

Encouraging Student Engagement using Digital Tools
This session will help you to develop an engaging online classroom by providing resources and strategies that will foster student interaction with you, the other students, and the content. Google Apps such as Slides and Jamboards will be the focus, with Bitmoji Classrooms, Edpuzzle, and BrainPOP discussed as time allows.

Speakers
MA

Melissa Asztalos

Teacher, Fayetteville-Manlius CSD


Wednesday March 17, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
S2-1

10:00am EDT

Pre Service Teaching in the Pandemic: How Technology Has Helped Us Along
We would like for participants to gain a better understanding of how the pandemic has challenged entry into the field of education, but also how schools have innovated in ways that have worked and helped to prepare us for our careers. 

Speakers
avatar for Jaqueline Brathwaite

Jaqueline Brathwaite

Student, Hartwick College
SS

Stephanie Schwartz

Student, Hartwick College


Wednesday March 17, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
S2-11

10:00am EDT

Fun AND Functional: Virtual Course Design in Schoology
This session will teach you how to upgrade your Schoology courses from a simple list of folders or links to an engaging, interactive visual platform to make distance learning easier and more engaging for students, parents, and yourself!

Teachers will learn how to create visual hyperlinked images, course banners, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Lamb

Amy Lamb

Teacher, Oneonta City School District


Wednesday March 17, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
S2-4

10:00am EDT

Keeping Kids Safe Online within Hybrid Learning Environments
An overview of safety-centric solutions with a focus on noteworthy features, key integrations, compliance efforts from a data privacy perspective and steps for getting started.

Speakers
avatar for Marissa Angel

Marissa Angel

Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Securly
Marissa is currently the Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast. During her time with Securly, she has grown from a business development position to the role she currently holds and as a result, brings a wealth of multifaceted knowledge and experience. Prior to her time with Securly... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
S2-12

10:00am EDT

Collaborating Through Remote Learning
Teachers will learn how to implement different technological platforms to promote cooperative learning opportunities.

Speakers
NP

Nicole Pecora

Staff Developer for Technology, Freeport UFSD


Wednesday March 17, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
S2-5

10:00am EDT

Let's Amplify Student Creativity! Project Based Learning with Soundtrap
Join us for a robust and exciting session that supports student ownership and project-based learning initiatives. We look forward to sharing ideas, discussing how the Soundtrap studio can amplify your students' voice, and increase your students' creativity.

Speakers
avatar for Serena Robinett

Serena Robinett

Engagement Specialist, Spotify/Soundtrap
I was an educator in the NYC DOE for the last 6 years. I was the Instrument Music Director at a large middle school in Queens for 4 years. I then transitioned and began teaching technology at a K-8 school in Harlem for the last 2 years. During my time in education, I focused on the... Read More →
JK

Jess Kertz

Soundtrap


Wednesday March 17, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
S2-7

10:00am EDT

Time to Organize your Google Drive and other Tricks and Tips for G Suite!
Learn how to organize your Google Drive, and have time with the Instructor to start organizing! Other basic G Suite Tips and Tricks will be offered.

Speakers
avatar for Lorre Gregory

Lorre Gregory

Director of Technology and Innovation, Milford Central School District


Wednesday March 17, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
S2-6

10:00am EDT

Responding to the Pandemic: Empowering School Personnel with the Skills to Meet the Challenges of COVID Re-entry and Beyond
This presentation aims to provide participants with an overview of virtual role-play simulations as an evidence-based approach for empowering educators with the skills and confidence to connect with and support students who are struggling with emotional or psychological distress during re-entry and beyond.

Speakers
avatar for Sabrina Jonkhoff

Sabrina Jonkhoff

Regional Director of K12 Partnerships, Kognito
avatar for Katherine Moncure

Katherine Moncure

Client Success Manager, Kognito
Kognito's social emotional learning and mental health simulations are available for free thanks to Otsego County System of Care. Get in touch with me for guidance on implementing them in your school! Katherine.Moncure@kognito.com 



Wednesday March 17, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
S2-8

10:00am EDT

The Long Game
A career in education is neither a sprint nor a marathon. There is no finish line when it comes to advancing the educational system. Implementing lasting improvements requires a deep commitment that must equally endure. Self care is critical to thriving while contributing to the long game.

Speakers
avatar for Tarkan Ceng

Tarkan Ceng

Superintendent, Jefferson CSD
Dr. Ceng is the Superintendent of Jefferson Central School. He has over 20 years of experience in education, 15 of which have been in school building and district leadership. He earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership from The Sage Colleges, Albany, NY, in 2016. His demonstrated... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
S2-10

10:00am EDT

Toolkit for Family Communication: How to Talk to Families to promote learning in the (virtual) classroom
Family Resource Network will share methods on how teachers can help to bridge the gap and address the inequity that occurs when not teaching face to face. What tools do teachers need? What tools can they share with families? Learn how family driven care and the constructs of communication translate to successful outcomes for your students.

Speakers
avatar for Mary Fralick

Mary Fralick

Family Peer Advocate, Family Resource Network
Mary Fralick is a Credentialed Family Peer and Educational Advocate serving Otsego, Chenango, and Delaware Counties in Upstate New York.
avatar for Jennifer Moore

Jennifer Moore

Family Peer Advocate, The Family Resource Network


Wednesday March 17, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
S2-9

10:00am EDT

Next Gen Standards begin in September: An Overview and Summary of the Transition
We will discuss how the ELA and Math Next Gen standards are different than our Common Core Standards and review resources available to support their implementation. 
Identify how Next Gen Standards are improved from Common Core; Identify relevant resources for implementation.

Speakers
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Stacy Ward

Director of Instruction, ONC BOCES


Wednesday March 17, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
S2-3

10:00am EDT

Understanding Google Classroom from each Perspective
This presentation is focused on Google Classroom and how information is presented to each of the stakeholders: teacher, student, and parent. We will take a look at each view to better understand the perspectives of this system. 
To better understand Google Classroom and provide useful tips in using Google Classroom more effectively.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Weigel

Catherine Weigel

Teacher, Milford Central School


Wednesday March 17, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
S2-2

11:30am EDT

12 Formative Assessment Tips to Elevate Student Voice
What does formative assessment look like in today’s schools? It’s not about taking a test, it’s about gathering information in real-time to make sure the needs of all students are being met. This session provides actionable information to make formative assessment meaningful (so it counts), sustainable (so it lasts), and scalable (so everyone in your school does it, too). This interactive session isn’t about the tools, but how you use them to gather data that tells a story of student learning. You’ll walk away with practical tips to check for understanding with technology during whole class, small group, and individual lessons including ideas for assessing project-based and inquiry-based approaches and ways to evaluate data and communicate results with families.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Burns

Monica Burns

EdTech & Curriculum Consultant, Class Tech Tips


Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
S3-12

11:30am EDT

Flipgrid/Bookcreator Now What?
In this presentation viewers are given a brief intro to Flipgrid and Bookcreator. They will also see real in class applications used with the applications.

Speakers
avatar for Maria  Grasso

Maria Grasso

Educator, NYC DOE 1-6 / Queens College Adj.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
S3-1

11:30am EDT

From Hire, Inspire and Retire: Managing your district's teaching talent in a new era
As district processes move online, it is more important than ever that HR Forms, Teacher Credentials, Professional Learning, Evaluations, and more not only live in one-comprehensive ecosystem online, but also provide seamless write back and communication with the rest of your tech staff.  Come see how PowerSchool's Unified Talent Suite provides transparency, accountability and comprehensive access to staff and admins. Additionally, PowerSchool will highlight how teachers can take state-mandated Sexual Harassment prevention training through PowerSchool's Professional Learning solution.

Speakers
KK

Kevin Killeen

Account Manager, Powerschool


Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
S3-3

11:30am EDT

Micro Credentials- Preparing students for post graduation through job skills and career exploration
Thousands of dollars in debt for a degree not used?.... Career exploration and micro credentialing can help students make better decisions for their future. LRNG is the answer

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Rickard

Elizabeth Rickard

Non-Teaching Professional, CORE (Career Opportunities in Rural Education)
My passion is preparing students for the workforce. K-12 is the first stop in workforce Development. As educators, we need to do more to expose students to careers and show them how the content they learn in the classroom is used everyday in the workforce . Sometimes teachers need... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
S3-8

11:30am EDT

Building Epic Playlists (Hyperdocs & Choice Boards) Peloton Style
Call it a Playlist, Hyperdoc or Choice Board - they are similar in their objective: to allow teachers to organize a unit or lesson in a clear fashion, front load student work so students can work at their own pace and even choose their own learning adventure. Learn how to build awesome playlists that support diverse student learners for in-person and remote learning.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Haiken

Michele Haiken

Teacher, Adjunct Professor, Author, Rye Middle School/Manhattanville College
Michele Haiken, EdD is passionate about all thing related to literacy and edtech. She has worked in education for the past 20 years and is the author of Personalized Reading (ISTE, 2018) and edited Gamify Literacy (ISTE, 2017). Connect with her at @teachingfactor.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
S3-7

11:30am EDT

Using Technology to Help Support 3D Teaching and Learning
During this workshop we will explore how technology can help support the move from 1D to 3D learning, even in a hybrid learning environment. As a group we will explore what exactly 3D learning is and how it is reflected in the NGSS. We will dive into how technology can be used to support this type of learning both inside and outside the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Tricia Umhafer

Tricia Umhafer

Professional Development Strategist, Teq
Tricia is a professional development strategist with over five years of teacher coaching and curriculum development experience, and over 15 years of overall experience in the early childhood education field. She has proven success in providing high quality professional development... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
S3-6

11:30am EDT

LTA & TA Training: Providing Accommodations in a Virtual Setting
 Learn ways to support students with IEPs and all learners in a virtual setting. We will discuss virtual behavior supports, as well as virtual tools to support students with reading and math. Share your ideas and practice using new tools!
  • Educators will walk away with just in time learning strategies and new instructional approaches to meet the learning demands of today's diverse students.
  • Educators will now be more prepared to take ownership in a self-care action plan for themselves and model with their students.
  • Educators will now have a collection of digital media tools and resources to differentiated and engage students focused on student-centered learning activities to build learning confidence.

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Mathewson

Amanda Mathewson

Staff Development Specialist, ONC Boces
avatar for Carolyn Cooper

Carolyn Cooper

ONC BOCES
avatar for Colleen Crisell

Colleen Crisell

Systems Change Facilitator, ONC BOCES


Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
S3-2

11:30am EDT

School Benefits in Implementing Social and Emotional Learning
Discuss the importance of the implementation of Social & Emotional Learning in Schools and how Educational Vistas, Inc. can help

Speakers
JD

Jennifer DiBernardo

Communications and Marketing Specialist, Educational Vistas, Inc


Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
S3-5

11:30am EDT

Uncovering Social and Emotional Barriers to Learning
This is a workshop on assessing and addressing students' social and emotional barriers to learning. This time is hosted by PASS, which is an assessment that uncovers things like lack of confidence, bullying, poor student/teacher relationships, etc. During this time, you will receive concrete strategies that you can implement with your students and staff. We know that, due to COVID, this school year has been particularly challenging. We hope to provide you with some supports to help during this difficult time.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Kotsko

Kate Kotsko

Educational Consultant at PASS, Boardworks
Hi my name is Kate Kotsko, and I am an Educational Consultant with PASS. Prior to joining the PASS team, I was a teacher and instructional coach. I began my career in education back in 2009, when I did the Teach For America program in Charlotte, NC. I eventually made my way up to... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
S3-4

11:30am EDT

Building a stronger community of learners through student storytelling coding activities.
Storytelling has been part of our DNA since the beginning of time. We use stories to express great love, to great distress, to every emotion in between. Storytelling not only offers a powerful space to reclaim ourselves and better understand ourselves, but also gives us the opportunity to share our experiences and connect with our community. With digital publishing we can enable student voice and choice to create stories in new forms and easily distribute their stories during times of remote learning. By reading (or listening or playing) through each other’s stories and discussing each other’s stories, students can be more in touch with each other and build a stronger sense of community even when they are apart.

"Naomi Harm and Nicole Kang will showcase how literacy goes beyond a general understanding of reading and writing, and why it is so important to nurture these lifelong learning skills with all students of every ability. Naomi and Nicole will model engaging journaling strategies with SlidesMania templates, quick writes with Google Jamboards, student authorship and book creation with Book Creator, and motivating opportunities for students to "show what they know" through designing their own digital stories and graphic novels through “choose your adventure” Computer Science stories with Elementari."

Speakers
avatar for Naomi Harm

Naomi Harm

Women Leadership and K12 STEM Innovation Specialist, Innovative Educator Consulting
Naomi Harm is an instigator of STEM innovation, and an edtech women in leadership thought leader and influencer. She welcomes every opportunity to share her expertise of brain-based instructional approaches, supported with technology literacy best practices with k12 students and educational... Read More →
avatar for Nicole Kang

Nicole Kang

Co-founder, Elementari
Nicole Kang is a MIT alum, a STEM and English educator, an educational researcher, and software developer. She is the co-founder of the award-winning website Elementari, a K-12 online platform to write, code, and share interactive stories using professional illustrations and sounds... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
S3-10

11:30am EDT

The Power of “Mindsets” in the Classroom
This session will talk about student engagement, motivation, and resilience through the lens of mindsets. An understanding of the relationship among these concepts will allow you to design and implement strategies that help to create a positive classroom climate.

Speakers
MA

Melissa Asztalos

Teacher, Fayetteville-Manlius CSD


Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
S3-9

11:30am EDT

“The only assessment platform you will ever need”
Tired of the same old assessments? Want something that gives you the flexibility to deliver engaging worksheets, quizzes, formatives, summatives, benchmarks and more, all-in-one place? Then Edulastic is the tool for you! Come learn how this all-in-one assessment platform can help you make an impact at your school or district, and we’ll show you why educators are calling it the “the only assessment platform you will ever need.”
Join in to learn why thousands of teachers across New York are choosing Edulastic’s free assessment tool to power their instruction with their students. No matter what grade or subject(math, ELA, science, social studies, or beyond), with Edulastic, educators are saving time, getting immediate feedback, and are able to support students on their path to mastery. 
During this session, you will learn how to quickly locate or build assessments that are tied to the NY Next Generation standards. Looking to give students practice for NY state tests and the Regents Exams? Look no further. You’ll also get a walk through of how, both at the teacher or school and district level, you can easily assess students and get the results in clean and insightful reports within minutes. With a user-friendly and engaging format, and over 50 tech-enhanced question types to match a question’s ask, it’s  a great way to deliver and utilize assignments online. Equipped with anti-cheating tools, read aloud, rubrics, collaboration tools, DOK support, and more, you’ll give a free account a try and you’ll never look back!
No matter whether instruction is happening in person, online, or a hybrid of the two, Edulastic can provide a seamless experience for students and teachers alike. Come learn how this all-in-one assessment platform can help you make an impact at your school or district. Best of all? Edulastic provides FREE-forever teacher accounts. And it’s affordable for schools and districts. 

Speakers
avatar for Jill MacAuley

Jill MacAuley

New York Regional Account Executive, Edulastic
Jill MacAuley works with New York schools and districts to power instruction with Edulastic.  She enjoys helping teachers make the most of digital learning tools as they guide every student on the path to success. Jill lives in York, Maine where she enjoys raising her children, skiing... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:30am - 12:30pm EDT
S3-13

11:30am EDT

Launching a Python Coding Program Workshop
In this hands-on workshop you will be introduced to the 
Codesters platform and pedagogy as you build your first Python program. 
You will learn core coding concepts and how to monitor student progress 
using Codesters LMS, and leave with a plan for getting started with students.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberly Sauter

Kimberly Sauter

Director of Teacher Success, codesters


Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:30am - 1:40pm EDT
S34-5

11:30am EDT

Curating and Implementing #authres for the World Language Classroom
Do you spend too much time looking for appropriate authentic resources to use in your lessons?  Let's get together and share how we find our #authres so we can teach smarter.  This session will begin with a round-table discussion.  Then participants will break into groups by language to seek out the latest greatest materials. 

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Janis Labroo

French Teacher, Oneonta City School District


Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:30am - 1:40pm EDT
S34-1

11:30am EDT

Screenagers Next Chapter: Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience
High Stress, Anxiety and Depression are experienced by millions of young people. We follow physician and filmmaker, Delaney Ruston, as she discovers solutions for improved adolescent well-being in the digital age.

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Bonnie Nobling

Director, IT Services, Ononta Central School District


Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:30am - 1:40pm EDT
S34-3

12:40pm EDT

Creating FUN in an Online Environment
Whether your classroom is in your school or online, it can still be fun! This session will showcase some fun activities that your students can complete to keep them engaged in the learning process. Many of these activities will get your students exploring and problem-solving both on and offline.

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Laurie Guyon

Coordinator for Model Schools, WSWHE BOCES
Laurie Guyon is the Coordinator for Model Schools at WSWHE BOCES in Saratoga Springs, New York and a trainer with NYSCATE.  She is the Capital Region Director for NYSCATE as well as a part of their social media team and their Volunteer Hall of Fame. She is a chapter co-author of... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 12:40pm - 1:40pm EDT
S4-1

12:40pm EDT

Spring into Hybrid Learning with Promethean
 Join your local NY Promethean team as we kick start spring by exploring learning experiences for in-the-classroom and remote students, see how an interactive panel can be a learning hub for both synchronous and asynchronous teaching, and discover how software can facilitate collaboration.

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Richard Ruggiero

Territory Director for NY and NY, Promethean World
We are the market leader in interactive hardware and software solutions. Promethean is a world-wide leader in educational solutions for the modern classroom.
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Lucy Geringer

Educational Consultant, Promethean World
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Ryan Thorton

Educational Consultant, Promethean World


Wednesday March 17, 2021 12:40pm - 1:40pm EDT

12:40pm EDT

The Pre Teaching Experience During COVID From Student and Instructor: How Technology Made it Possible
Attendees will be exposed to numerous educational technology resources and anecdotes on how to navigate the pandemic through positive and learner focused lenses. 

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Ross Bussell

Professor, Hartwick College
I am a professor of Childhood Education at Hartwick College in Oneonta. I teach courses in elementary methods, educational psychology, and developmental literacy. I have expertise in the areas of childhood literacy, elementary social studies, science, and mathematics, as well as preservice... Read More →
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Stephen Smyth

Student, Hartwick College


Wednesday March 17, 2021 12:40pm - 1:40pm EDT
S4-3

12:40pm EDT

Device and Classroom Management within Hybrid Learning Environments
An overview of device and classroom management-centric solutions with a focus on noteworthy features, key integrations, compliance efforts from a data privacy perspective and steps for getting started.

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Marissa Angel

Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Securly
Marissa is currently the Regional Sales Manager for the Northeast. During her time with Securly, she has grown from a business development position to the role she currently holds and as a result, brings a wealth of multifaceted knowledge and experience. Prior to her time with Securly... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 12:40pm - 1:40pm EDT
S4-5

12:40pm EDT

Learning How to Apply the Communication Bill of Rights With Accessible Technology During Distance Learning
Learn how to use and make technology accessible to ensure students' rights are met through the Communication Bill of Rights developed by the National Joint Committee for the Communication Needs of Persons With Severe Disabilities. Learn about apps, programs and materials that help students communicate effectively during remote learning.

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Melissa Stark

Special Education and Ed Tech Model Teacher, NYC DOE District 75
Melissa Stark is a Special Education & Ed Tech Model Teacher at P94M in New York City’s Department of Education, which is part of District 75. District 75 serves students with significant disabilities. Melissa is also a Single Point of Contact (SPOC) to assist her school community... Read More →



Wednesday March 17, 2021 12:40pm - 1:40pm EDT
S4-4

12:40pm EDT

Students As Creators of Their Futures - During and Post COVID-19
It has become increasingly apparent that students will become creators of their futures and curators of new knowledge, to solve for our world’s greatest global challenges. What will this new mobile learning model look like for your classrooms post COVID19? What new teaching strategies will you now consistently utilize to maximize student engagement and motivation? Join Naomi Harm as she models effective teaching and learning strategies post COVID-19, supported with next generation career-focused resources, tools and instructional approaches.

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Naomi Harm

Women Leadership and K12 STEM Innovation Specialist, Innovative Educator Consulting
Naomi Harm is an instigator of STEM innovation, and an edtech women in leadership thought leader and influencer. She welcomes every opportunity to share her expertise of brain-based instructional approaches, supported with technology literacy best practices with k12 students and educational... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 12:40pm - 1:40pm EDT
S4-12

12:40pm EDT

Serving ELLs
Basics of ELLs, language acquisition, and take away activities teachers can easily implement in their classes

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Katie Lossi

TRIBE YOGA


Wednesday March 17, 2021 12:40pm - 1:40pm EDT
S4-8

12:40pm EDT

101+ Epic QR Code Tips, Tricks and Hacks for Teaching and Learning
Participants will experience a variety of ways that QR codes can be used to gamify lessons, empower students, engage families, celebrate learning. They will be able to design ways to incorporate these ideas in their classrooms, and brainstorm new ways to use QR codes to support their curriculum.


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Kristine Holzweiss

Educational Technology Enrichment Specialist, Syosset High School
Kristina A. Holzweiss was selected as the School Librarian of the Year in 2015 by School Library Journal and Scholastic.  She  has authored and co-authored two series of makerspace books for Scholastic.  She is the President of Long Island LEADS (http://www.longislandleads.org... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 12:40pm - 1:40pm EDT
S4-7

12:40pm EDT

Esports: Building Competitive, Compassionate Gamers in your School
Participants will understand: What is Esports; How it presently exists; Why Esports matters to students; What opportunities exist for students; How Esports can be implemented in schools.


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Sarah Livingston

Digital Library Resource Specialist, School Library Systems, ONC BOCES
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Brian DeBoyace

Staff Developer/Ed Tech Specialist, Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES


Wednesday March 17, 2021 12:40pm - 1:40pm EDT
S4-6

12:40pm EDT

Creating a School Community using Restorative Circles
Restorative circles are a valuable practice used by educators to help students handle and process their emotions, opinions, and reactions to events both personally and globally. Equally important, circles help educators proactively building the relationships and skills students need to support one another and cooperatively face challenges.

Speakers
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Jamie Cook

Founder and Consultant, MindVibe Consulting
Jamie Cook is the founder of MindVibe Consulting located in Syracuse, NY. She began her career path as a Special Education Teacher for Syracuse City Schools and an education consultant for Peaceful Schools. She founded MindVibe to help people create connections as a way to combat... Read More →
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Andi Cammer

Jefferson CSD
Andi Cammer has been an elementary teacher at Jefferson Central School since 1990, having spent the majority of her career teaching grades K-6. For the past two and a half years, she has been the district's Elementary Reading Specialist. This year, Andi took on a new part-time position... Read More →


Wednesday March 17, 2021 12:40pm - 1:40pm EDT
S4-9

12:40pm EDT

PBIS, Positivity Project and Restorative Justice as a Social-Emotional Framework
JCS seeks to provide students and staff with the strategies and resources to teach desired behaviors, empower students to build positive relationships, resolve conflict in constructive ways, and address challenging student behavior through systems change. Learn how synthesizing these three programs is bringing meaningful growth to our school community.

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Meghann Moser

1st grade teacher, Jefferson Central School
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Shannon Rice

Special Education Teacher / Administrative Intern, Jefferson Central School District


Wednesday March 17, 2021 12:40pm - 1:40pm EDT
S4-10

12:40pm EDT

Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month! Participants in this session will learn how we can empower individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace by implementing stronger security practices, raising community awareness and educating vulnerable audience and training employees. If you connect it, protect it!

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Andrea Tejedor

Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Technology, Highland Falls-Ft Montgomery CSD
Contact me at: tejedor.andrea@gmail.com Twitter - @astrategicshift.


Wednesday March 17, 2021 12:40pm - 1:40pm EDT
S4-11

12:40pm EDT

“A Game Changer”- ClassLink, Remote Learning, Single Sign-On, Automated Rostering, and Directory Creation!
COVID-19 pandemic is a game-changer for access and remote learning! Having one portal for students, staff, and teachers has been a game-changer for our districts and schools. We will discuss the Classlink impact on k12 remote learning and how district(s) use the analytics to make crucial decisions. We will also review automated rostering and directory account creation!

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Dana Castine

Director of Math, Science & Technology, Florida Union Free School District
Wife, Mom of 3 awesome kids, Teacher, Life-Long Learner, Responsible for everything Tech from Infrastructure-Instruction-Innovation, Director of Math, Science & Technology, DPO at the Florida Union Free School District. Lead Instructional Coach Advisor with Future Ready Schools. Hobbies... Read More →
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Robert Chappell

VP, Classlink


Wednesday March 17, 2021 12:40pm - 1:40pm EDT
S4-2

1:50pm EDT

Keynote: Dr. Monica Burns, ClassTech Tips Creator
When I started my career in education as a classroom teacher in New York City, writing an “About Me” page for a website would not have been on my to-do list. My teaching career began in a classroom with chalk, textbooks, and looked pretty much the same as when I was a fifth grader. But within a few years, we traded overhead projectors for iPads… and that’s a big part of the reason there is a website here for you to find today.
I credit the start of my journey with a phone call… from an organization who wanted a teacher (me) to tell just a couple more teachers about ways to use technology with students.
Well, I showed up to an event that wasn’t “just a few teachers,” but a few hundred educators looking for help as they navigated the fast-changing world of education technology. So I jumped on stage in front of a packed house and starting sharing the ways my students and I used technology in our classroom.
When the teachers who showed up that night started asking for the name of my blog, my Twitter handle, a link to my presentation… I didn’t have an answer.
I hadn’t thought that my knowledge or experience was worth sharing, that it could help someone else, or that just maybe… my tips, strategies, and EdTech favorites would be useful to a larger audience.
That was 2012, fast forward to today… I’ve had the chance to work with educators on three continents, speak at events like ISTE, SXSWedu, and EdTechXEurope, and reach thousands of readers through my books, my website ClassTechTips.com, my podcast, and my social media accounts. It’s been an exciting ride for sure, and I’m so lucky to spend most of my time with teachers and kids in classrooms, connecting with educators at conferences, and writing about EdTech

Wednesday March 17, 2021 1:50pm - 2:50pm EDT

2:50pm EDT

Closing and Prizes!
Wednesday March 17, 2021 2:50pm - 3:00pm EDT
Main Stage

3:00pm EDT

Afternoon Yoga
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Wednesday March 17, 2021 3:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Main Stage

8:50pm EDT

Remote and Hybrid Learning with Schoology Learning
With the uncertainty of school closures and COVID community response, it's vital that K-12 school districts have the technology to move seamlessly between in-class instruction, remote or hybrid learning models. This demonstration focuses on how districts are using Schoology Learning to empower their digital learning and instructional process.
Strand: Distance Learning

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Kevin Killeen

Account Manager, Powerschool


Wednesday March 17, 2021 8:50pm - 9:50pm EDT
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