Administrators
  • ActivClassroom, Awareness Session for School Leaders and Administrators
  • Why we filter. CIPA (Child Internet Protection Act)
  • Administrators as Technology Leaders
  • Who Does What in Technology Services? Q&A session with Tech. Services Directors

CMS Technology Services
  • Who Does What in Technology Services? Q&A session with Tech Services Directors
  • Open Computer Lab: Create, Collaborate, Explore!
  • Why we filter. CIPA (Child Internet Protection Act)

Web2.0 and 21st Century Learning
  • Classrooms Communicate!
  • Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis & More: Making Sense of Web 2.0 Tools
  • Creating Comics: Getting Reluctant Writers Busy!
  • Nice Trick! - I Didn't Know I Could Do That!
  • Put Away the Paper and Glue, Glogster is For You!
  • Discovery Education Introduction and Basics
  • Web 2.0 101
  • Interactive Activities using Lesson Toolkit 2.0
  • Animoto.com
  • Enhancing Instruction through Technology
  • Mooving with Moodle
  • Research Skills for Elementary Students
  • Edmodo
  • Kerpoof
  • Google Docs
  • Twitter
  • 21st Century Skills
Hardware: Interactive Whiteboards / Student Response Systems / Laptops/ Tablets
  • SMART Response
  • Create, Communicate, and Collaborate with the Effective Use Rich Media
  • Science Inquiry with NOVA Data Loggers
  • Express Yourself!
  • What can you do with an iPad?


Title: Atomic Learning, More Than Video Tutorials
Location: Auditorium
Presenter: Donna Jessup (Instructional Technology)
Description: Atomic Learning offers more than just professional development through video tutorials. Use Atomic Learning to help integrate 21st Century skills into the curriculum. Use and modify existing AL tech. integration projects aligned with state and national standards. Select a project that fits your grade level and subject area using software and resources available to you on any CMS instructional computer. Infusing 21st century concepts and themes into your curriculum is only a project away. Let Atomic Learning help.

Title: Classrooms Communicate!
Location: Media Lab
Presenter: Ilana Jones (Instructional Technology)
Description: Using 21st century digital communication tools in the classroom to enhance learning and student collaboration


Title: Blogs, Podcasts, Wikis & More: Making Sense of Web 2.0 Tools
Location: C123 (Lab)
Presenter: Anne Bucci (Butler/Media Specialist)
Description: This session will provide attendees with a defintion and overview of Web 2.0 tools, including blogs, podcasts, wikis and other tools. Through the use of an interactive PowerPoint presentation, participants will be exposed to Web 2.0 technology, locate and evaluate quality web resources and collaborate with other teachers on the use of technology in their classrooms. In addition, participants will understand the social connections on the web that students are making. Attendees will be provided with materials including a list of websites (with descriptions) for utilizing Web 2.0 both inside and beyond the CMS firewall.


Title: Creating Comics: Getting Reluctant Writers Busy!
Location: C128 (Lab)
Presenter: Morgan Reece (Tuckaseegee Elementary School)
Description: "Writing is one of the most challenging parts of the curriculum, but must be mastered for every area of study. As we are constantly told to “engage” students, and engaged is what will happen by using a few, free tools.
Use Kerpoof (www.Kerpoof.com) and Toondoo (www.Toondoo.com) to create comics online with students of any grad and subject! It’s simple enough for all students to use across ages, reading ability and languages.


Title: SMART Response
Location: G308
Presenter: Jessie Aranda (Polo Ridge Elementary)
Description: The session will include an overview of SMART Response equipment and software as well as its application in the classroom. Topics to be covered include: connecting equipment, setup of student responders, creating a class/teacher file, creating assesments, question types, viewing results, collecting data, generating reports, sample assesments and more.


Title: Nice Trick! - I Didn't Know I Could Do That!
Location: G308
Presenter: Jessie Aranda (Polo Ridge Elementary)
Description: In this session common computer programs will be used in ways not normally expected. Some of these "out of the box" ideas can be times savers or solve a problem in a pinch. Some of the software covered include: PowerPoint, Audacity, Photo Story and more. Examples of software that can run from a flash drive (no installation) for added convenience and portability will also be presented.


Title: Create, Communicate, and Collaborate with the Effective Use Rich Media
Location: C151 (Lab)
Presenters: Lynn Keith and Suzanne Blaszak (Providence Spring Elementary)
Description: "Create, Communicate, and Collaborate with the Effective Use of Rich Media
The session will be focused on enhancing instruction with 21st century media. Our emphasis will be the steps in finding, importing and integrating rich media into lessons created in SMART Notebook. Learn how to enrich lessons by adding flash, video, sound and web sites to create interactive, effective instructional materials.


Title: Put Away the Paper and Glue, Glogster is For You!
Location: C151 (Lab)
Presentors: Lynn Keith and Suzanne Blaszak (Providence Spring Elementary)
Description: Come discover GLOGS which are online multi-sensory posters. Learn how to engage your students with the paperless 21st century learning. Create interactive online posters that include video clips, audio clips, images, and text. Glogster Edu is a controlled private space where students can safely create multimedia projects to enhance instruction and learning. This is a powerful and free Web 2.0 tool you are sure to love. In this session we will share several 5th grade projects created using Glogster Edu and will include project design, rubrics, and more.


Title: Discovery Education Introduction and Basics
Location: C152 (Lab)
Presenters: Sean Hannum(Bailey Middle School)
Description: Created by the Discovery Channel, Discovery Education is an excellent supplemental resource for all teachers. In this session you will learn how to navigate the Discovery Education website. Basic searches for video clips, full length Discovery Channel videos, and other resources available to teachers will be demonstrated. Discovery Education has made it easier to navigate the site by offering a Quick Start Guide as well at the full User Guide and many helpful FAQ's. "


Title: Interactive Activities using Lesson Toolkit 2.0
Location: G304
Presenters: Teresa Fletcher (Providence Spring)
Description: Lesson Toolkit 2.0, within SMART Notebook software, is full of many opportunities to bring learning to life in your classroom. During this session you will learn about various interactive activities available, ways to incorporate these activities into your daily curriculum, and classroom management suggestions for keeping all the students involved. In addition, we will create activites you'll be able to take back to your classroom.


Title: Animoto.com
Location: G305
Presenters: Kristen Better(Endhaven Elementary/First Grade Teacher)
Description: “Animoto is one of the marvels of Web 2.0. It is a wonderful initiative and a true
benefit to teachers and students.” --Discovery Education
Animoto provides an array of tools for creating videos in your classroom. It makes
it easy for you to share videos with your students, parents and staff. You can also
use the videos to enhance your CMS wiki page.


Title: Enhancing Instruction through Technology
Location: C150
Presenters: Sylvester Ngoma (Harding/CTE)
Description: "Enhancing Instruction through Technology
Designed to be a guided, hands-on workshop, this session will acquaint participants with a variety of digital tools that can help enhance classroom instruction. The following topics will be covered:

• Showcasing students’ projects using MixBook
• Taking Prezi one step further
• Making video tutorials available to students through Prezi and SlideRocket
• Addressing global issues
• Designing screensavers using Wordle and Photoshop
• Learning Styles Exploration
• Using digital portfolios
• Designing resumes in three formats
• Reflections on lessons taught
• Pacts with Students
• Giving feedback to students using MS Word Comment Tool
• Critical Incident Questionnaires (CIQ): Class surveys through SurveyMonkey.com


Title: Science Inquiry with NOVA Data Loggers (This session can only be presented during Session 1)
Location: G303
Presenters: Cindy Rudolph & Lindi McCurry - Hopewell High School
Description: Increase engagement and interaction in your science classroom with NOVA data loggers. These data recording units are sturdy, portable, devices that are student friendly. They are essentially handheld computers with wireless internet connection that can be used for personal interactive lab investigations, on-line web labs, student assessment, as well as real time data collection. As data is collected, it can be immediately graphed for analysis so more classroom time can be spent on connecting lab results to science concepts. Students may also use this interface to create concept maps to show connections and create procedures for inquiry learning. Data can then be exported and easily compared to results of other students. Student progress can be immediately accessed by the teacher and assignments can be relayed electronically or printed for assessment or further collaboration.


Title: Express Yourself
Location: G124
Presenters: Carol Huss (Independence High)
Description: Learn how to integrate ActivExpressions into Promethean Flipcharts and involve students in your lessons (with or without ActivExpressions).


Title: Top Ten ActivInspire Tips for Promethean Users
Location: G124
Presenters: Carol Huss (Independence High)
Description:


Title: What can you do with an iPad?
Location: Auditorium
Presenter: Jake Standish
Description: What can you do with an iPad? What can’t you do will be a much shorter question to answer, but this session will give a starting list of what is possible when students and teachers have access to this powerful tablet. NOTE: this session is limited to 30 participants. Arrive Early!

Title: Open Computer Lab: Create, Collaborate, Explore!
Location: Media Center
Facilitator: An Instructional Technology Specialist or student volunteer will be on hand to assist you.
Description: Drop into the computer lab to explore any of the topics you learn in a session. Create your own work, collaborate with others or ask an Instructional Technology Specialist to assist you!

Title: The ActivClassroom in Bloom
Location: G122
Presenter: Kathryn Vaughn (Promethean, Inc.)
Description: As educators, we are all familiar with Benjamin Bloom’s classification of learning objectives known as Bloom’s Taxonomy. This session will examine how easy it is to incorporate Bloom’s learning objectives into the ActivClassroom. We will explore developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that address Bloom’s learning objectives and support teaching and learning throughout all content areas and grade levels. You are sure to walk away with ideas that will have your ActivClassroom “blooming”!


Title: ActivClassroom Awareness Session for School Leaders -Administrators
Location: G122
Presenter: Kathryn Vaughn (Promethean, Inc.)
Description: The ActivClassroom Awareness Session for School Leaders examines best practices and provides a peek into an ideal Activclassroom through developmentally appropriate learning opportunities and technology-enhanced instructional strategies that support the diverse needs of learners. Administrators and others in leadership roles will receive observation forms that can be used to monitor Activclassroom proficiency and usage to help ensure that the technology is being used appropriately to maximize student learning and engagement in the classroom.

Title: Research Skills for Elementary Students
Location: G307
Presenter: Joan Nieves (David Cox Road Elementary)
Description: As more information is available on the web, it is imperative that our students know how to find pertinent information, take notes, and paraphrase information. Student learning can then be showcased using PowerPoint, Photostory, Glogster, or other multimedia tools. In this session we will discuss activities that can help prepare K-5th grade students to be original authors in their classroom and on the web.

Title: Mooving with Moodle
Location: G205
Presenter: Sharon Wilson (Instructional Technology) and Christina Efird (Professional Development Center)
Description: Learn how CMS is using Moodle with teachers and how you can get Mooving with the CMS Moodle.


Title: Administrators as Technology Leaders
Location: G121
Presenter: Nancy Mangum (Friday Institute)
Description:

Title: Internet Research using the Big6
Location: G301
Presenter: Kevin Washburn, Media Specialist (Alexander Graham Middle School)
Description: Workshop will provide tools and resources to participants for integrating Internet resources into the Big6 research process. Online research databases, ebooks, electronic periodicals from NC WiseOwl will also be reviewed.


Title: Edmodo
Location: C131 (Lab)
Presenter: Aubrey Harrison (Harding University High School)
Description: Edmodo is a Social Learning Network for teachers and students. It allows teachers to interact with students in real time from their own computer or mobile phone. Using Edmodo, teachers can ost alerts,manage and share a calendar, show videos, collect assignments, post grades and provide instant feedback. In addition, teachers can also share idas and activities with each other. Edmodo is an interesting way to communicate with your students and colleagues. Click here for additional information on how to use edmodo.


Title: Students Using Technology
Location: G206
Presenter: Karen Lipski (JV Washam)
Description: This session will look at several different projects done in the Computer Lab that integrate with the classroom content and grade level objectives. Topics to be discussed include:
-- planning and preparation before working with students
-- wiki projects done by 4th and 5th graders
-- 3rd grade biography research (note-taking, PowerPoint and PhotoStory)
-- mini-project ideas for using SMART notebook software with students
-- e-publishing

Title: What can you do with an iPad?
Location: C104
Presenter: Jacob Standish (Instructional Technology)
Description: What can you do with an iPad? What can't you do will be a much shorter question to answer, but this session will give a starting list of what is possible when students and teachers have access to this powerful tablet.


Title: Google Docs
Location: C104
Presenter: Jacob Standish, (Instructional Technology)
Description:

Title: 21st Century Skills
Location: Auditorium
Presenter: Jacob Standish (Instructional Technology)
Description:



Title: Kerpoof
Location: C115 (Lab)
Presenter: Timothy Smith (Instructional Technology)
Description:

Title: Twitter
Location: Auditorium
Presenter: Timothy Smith, Instructional Technology
Description:

Title: PLN
Location: Auditorium
Presenter: Timothy Smith, Instructional Technology
Description:

Title: Why we filter. CIPA (Child Internet Protection Act)
Location: G301
Presenter: Donna Jessup (Instructional Technology) and Marlene Cousen (Information Systems and Support)
Description: Inform teachers and district staff of CIPA regulations and how it applies to what we do...or not do...in CMS. Help educators to understand why we filter web content and the process for getting sites unblocked.