DLT Kick Off
September 22, 2012
University of San Diego
Mother Rosalie Hill Hall
9:30 am to 1:00 pm
Are you interested in learning about best practices in education in San Diego County? Join us as practitioners in the field will be on hand to share and highlight their classroom tips and tricks on how to incorporate technology into today's classroom.
Presenter(s): Katy Hammack | Sabrina Perfect | School Site: Pride Academy
Grade Level Presentation: K-6 | Room: 127
Presentation Title: How Mobile Devices can Invigorate, Engage, and Provide Rigor in the Classroom
Presentation Description: A district grant enabled PRIDE Academy to offer a 1:1 implementation of iPods and iPads in four second and third classrooms at PRIDE Academy in the Santee School District. Learn how the use of these devices are changing the way teachers teach and students learn. Educational and productivity such as Evernote, Dropbox, and CloudOn apps will be shared. A sample schedule of the day will be discussed and student work will be highlighted. Using teacher and student created tutorials within iTunes U to differentiate instruction will be shown, along with a time for questions and answers. .
Presenter(s): Jeff Heil | | School Site: SDCOE
Grade Level Presentation: K-12 and HE | Room: 131
Presentation Title: Connect, Share, Learn, Teach, Repeat. . .How Social Media and Web Based Tools can Transform your Practice
Presentation Description: This presentation will discuss the use of social media and web-based tools to create a personal learning network (PLN) that will allow teachers to connect with educators around the globe, individualize their professional development, and discover new ways to integrate technology into their classroom and curriculum. We will discuss both tools (most of them completely free) and strategies that enhance the way technology can be utilized in creative and learner-centric ways. It's not about the tools, it's about the learning...
Presenter(s): Reuben Hoffman | Dan McDowell | School Site: West Hills High
Grade Level Presentation: All Grades | Room: 133
Presentation Title: Mobile Madness: Apps For Productive Teaching and Learning
Presentation Description: How do you utilize your mobile computer to teach and learn? We will explore how YOU can be more productive as a teacher and a learner with your mobile device. While there are certainly plenty of uses of mobile devices in the classroom with students, this workshop will be focusing on what YOU can do with that powerful computer that has become a central part of many of our lives.
Presenter(s): Randy Scherer | | School Site: High Tech High
Grade Level Presentation: All Grades | Room: 135
Presentation Title: Online, on-demand publishing as a means to generate powerful student work
Presentation Description: We will work interactively to share strategies to use publication methods as a leverage-point to generate high quality, useful and powerful student work at all grade levels and in any subject matter or content-oriented class. Please come with project ideas, questions, or assignments that you would like to see improved, or ideas for student work that could be published. We will identify potential audiences, share production timelines, and showcase specific applications, pieces of software, websites, and related technology to make this happen. We will also critique previous examples of published student work to identify key design principles to learn how to use simple technologies to generate beautiful work from a wide range of students.
Presenter(s): Dan McDowell | Reuben Hoffman | School Site: West Hills High
Grade Level Presentation: All Grades | Room: 133
Presentation Title: Unleash Google Docs In Your Classroom: Student Use
Presentation Description: Learn about and explore the basic tools available through a Google account. Google Documents, Forms and Drawing = Student ability to create, share, collaborate, edit, collect data, and show off artistic talent.
Presenter(s): Joseph Kemery | Sammi Merrion | School Site: Pride Academy
Grade Level Presentation: 4-8 | Room: 216
Presentation Title: Flipped Out in the Primary Classroom: An Elementary Approach to the Flipped Classroom
Presentation Description: We see the need to differentiate instruction for students. In the high school setting, many teachers are exploring the flipped format for instruction to not only deliver content, but also as a means of providing that needed differentiation in the class. But how could this look in the primary setting? Through the creation of these screen captured videos, we look at how professional development, assessment, student engagement, and supplemental resources for learning can expand to beyond our classroom walls. Through a hands-on creations using screen capture software, we explore how to expand the learning, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation to continue throughout the student’s entire day, not merely the 6 hours they are with us.
Presenter(s): David Miyashiro | | School Site: Encinitas U.S.D.
Grade Level Presentation: K-6 | Room: 131
Presentation Title: Blended Learning for Teachers = Blended Learning for Students
Presentation Description: If school and district leaders want to see innovation, collaboration, and technology infused learning for students... they should start by modeling the change they seek. In this session you will see how the Encinitas Union School District is using a blended learning model of professional development to accelerate the use of blended learning in a 1:1 iPad deployment where 4500 students in grades 3-6 each have their own iPad. All resources shared during this presentation are open-source and available through iTunes University.
Presenter(s): Jennifer Roberts | | School Site: Point Loma High School
Grade Level Presentation: 5-12 | Room: 135
Presentation Title: Oh, I can Google that...
Presentation Description: Google gives you way more than search results. With free tools from Google you can transform, teaching, learning and communication in your classroom. Come see how a Blog, Google Docs and other Google phenomena have made my life easier and taken our classroom paperless. Each of these tools are great on their own, but use them together for best results.
Presenter(s): Carisa Barnes | Jen Workman | School Site: Digital Media and Design
Grade Level Presentation: 9-12 | Room: 145
Presentation Title: Collaborative Teaming in a Linked Learning Environment
Presentation Description: From theory to practice - this session will focus on the guiding principles and theory behind pathways and teaching in a collaborative, project-based environment. Citing compelling evidence from the Kearny Educational Complex School of Digital Media and Design, we will cover the transformation that has taken place in this learning environment. The second half of the session will feature real world examples of how this works on a day to day basis. We will discuss such topics as using data to drive instruction; developing standards-based, client driven projects; and preparing students to be college and career ready.
Presenter(s): Manolito De Los Reyes | | School Site: Sherman Elementary
Grade Level Presentation: 3-5 | Room: 131
Presentation Title: Problem Based Learning: Persuasive Student Video Projects
Presentation Description: "What problems would you like to solve here at school?" This was the question posed to my students as we started to plan our video projects. Motivated by elementary school issues, students produced persuasive videos that would help motivate their peers to solve these problems together. In this presentation, we will talk about the use of video production as a publishing tool in the writing process. We will also discuss the web tools and iPad apps that were used in the production of "Is it Healthy for Ya?" and "Melina the Recycling Grouch."
Presenter(s): Charles Hoff | | School Site: High Tech Middle, Chula Vista
Grade Level Presentation: K-8 | Room: 133
Presentation Title: A journey through K-8 full inclusion
Presentation Description: Join me as I talk about my experiences as an inclusion teacher in a K-8 bilingual charter school and K-8 project based charter school.
Presenter(s): Jennifer Pirazzini | | School Site: Encinitas U.S.D.
Grade Level Presentation: 4-6 | Room: 135
Presentation Title: Using iPads in the Classroom
Presentation Description: This session is designed for teachers interested in learning how iPads can be used in Literacy and Math centers.
Presenter(s): Michael Salamanca | | School Site: iMiddle
Grade Level Presentation: 4-12 | Room: 127
Presentation Title: Through the Looking Glass: Adventures in the Flipped Classroom
Presentation Description: Flipping the Classroom is the process of having students watch the video lesson at home, then come to school and work on assignments (project based learning). After a year of flipping the classroom I've faced many obstacles that have resulted in successes and failures. My presentation will cover how I flip the classroom, and the impact on student achievement. In addition, we'll discuss some common critiques of the flipped class, tips and tricks, and future directions.