Saturday, October 5, 2013


Registration 8:30-9:00
Opening and Welcome 9:00-9:30
9:30-10:20 Session 1 (Descriptions below)
10:25-11:15 - Session 2 (Descriptions below)
11:20-11:50 Unconference Planning
12:00-1:00 Lunch and Networking
1:00-1:40 Unconference Session 1
1:45-2:25 Unconference Session 2
2:30-3:10 Unconference Session 3/Appy Hour/Sharing Session
3:15-3:45 Closing



Karie Huttner (Room 104) - iCollaborate with Google Drive and DE - Learn how to use Google Drive shared folders and Discovery Education to have students build collaborative resources for larger projects. Learn how to use Chromebooks or iPads to start the collaboration.

Porter Palmer (Media Center) - Top Tips and Tricks for Using Discovery Education - Did you know that Discovery Education has hundreds of speeches with speech guides and transcripts or that we have the ENTIRE Funk & Wagnalls encyclopedia series? Have you found the Content Collections or the sound effects? That’s not all! When it comes to integrating digital media into your classroom, the possibilities with Discovery Education are endless. In this session, join @DENprincess as she shares some of her favorite tips for using Discovery Education that she has collected from thousands of educators all over the US and Canada.

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Cathy Houchin (Room 102) - Using Technology in the Music Classroom - Do you see other classrooms using technology and wonder how you can fit technology into your music class? This workshop explores how to use technology in the elementary music classroom. Ideas included will be both teacher and student oriented. We will discuss creating music as well as ways to digitally engage the students with technology. They will be able to use technology to explain concepts and support their findings.

Amy Klubertanz (Room 101) - Websites, Portfolios and Blogs, Oh My! - In this session we will discuss the use of Weebly as a classroom website. We will also talk about establishing student websites, using online portfolios to display student work and how to integrate blogging into your classroom. Bring a laptop and we will get you started with projects you can take back to your classroom on Monday!


Karie Huttner (Room 104) - iCreate with Discovery - Explore different apps that integrate Discovery Education to create student movies, presentations, and ebooks on the iPad.

Jodie Hardenbrook (Room 103) - Augmented Reality - How would you like to make your classroom come alive where words and pictures on your classroom wall trigger educational videos, songs, or information just by scanning them with your iPad, iPod touch, or Smartphone? Learn how easy it is to bring augmented reality into your classroom. I will show you how our school is using augmented reality to stop bullying.

Cathy Houchin (Room 102) - Making the story come alive! - Make an ordinary story become extraordinary through the use of digital storytelling. Through use of photos, movies, voice or music the students will make a project unlike any other. We will discover the many different avenues available to tell a story. This workshop will be valuable for any age group. Discovery Education has many resources that can be used by students to tell their story. We will explore these too!

Jason Altman (Room 101) - The Data-Informed Educator: Harnessing The Power Of Microsoft Excel To Bring Student Data To Life -Overwhelmed with student data that you can’t use? Learn how Microsoft Excel can support the efficient and effective analysis of student data to inform meaningful inferences about the children you teach. Our presenter will help you save time using resources you already have installed on your classroom or personal computer by providing new hints and tips in a hands-on environment. Prepare to put that interim assessment, quiz, assignment, and project-based data to work for you as we develop new strategies for evaluating teaching and learning.