Session 1 - 9:30 - 10:30

Title: iPads in a High School Science Classroom!
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 9-12
Presenters: Christine Helm, Anne Bleistine and 2 Students
Room: Friendship
Description: Learn how a high school science teacher uses iPads in place of a textbook in her science class. This presentation given by the teacher and students will show you how they use My Big Campus, Pages, Keynote, iTunes U and Government websites to replace a textbook. The iPad lessons are enhanced by field trips and speakers. Students and teachers report higher levels of interest, engagement and success.

Title: iPad 1:1 Implementation
Strand: Technical
Grade Level: 6-12
Presenters: Mike Grieb, Steve Fischer, Christine Matash & Mark Maldet
Room: Keystone
Description: Mr. Grieb, along with his team, will walk you through the stages of our Apple technology implementation from inception to complete implementation. Mr. Grieb will highlight:
  • Infrastructure -Including: Backbone capacity, Wireless topology/Access Point Density, Network Segmentation, Diagrams and Documentation
  • Classroom projectors and AppleTV - Including: Resolution, Audio, Seamless device projection from teacher to student.
  • Device Logistics - Including: Management systems, Imaging, App Deployment, Printing hardcopy versus electronic copy, "Tightly controlled" versus "Age appropriate controls only", Breakage/Loss/Theft
  • Ongoing Support - Including: Teacher and Student
After each major topic Mr. Grieb will allow time for some discussion and to answer topic related questions. At the end of the presentation Mr. Grieb will allow time for additional discussion and questions.

Title: Don't Be a One and Done: Creative Ways of Reaching All Students with Multiple Apps
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Matt Bergman
Room: Meadow
Description: Are you a “One and Done” type of teacher? Do you find yourself using one App per lesson, when your students are thirsting for more! Many of us implement iPads this way; however there are creatively simple ways to use multiple apps in a lesson. What if we were to create opportunities for students to analyze, understand, apply, evaluate, collaborate, and create meaningful learning experiences in one class period? Join Matt Bergman as he gives you recipes to use in your classroom to get the most out of your iPad experience.

Title: Apps & Activities for ESL Students
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-5
Presenters: Shlair Klos
Room: Board
Description: With the ever-growing number of ESL students around the region, this presentation will give participants various ideas on how to incorporate the iPad into their daily instruction for all students, especially English Language Learners, in grades K-5. Whether using it creatively or for hands-on practice, participants will walk away with a list of apps and iPad activities that will help to fully engage their ELLs and improve student performance.

Title: IU12 iPad Academy: SOS (Supporting our Staff)
Strand: Leadership
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Ann Johnston, Jared Mader & Susan Smith
Room: Juniata
Description: Learn how IU12 provides professional learning opportunities in effectively using and infusing iPads in digital-age work and learning for its staff, which includes itinerant teachers, office support, and leadership members. From the planning stages to the continual support options, see how a collaborative team provides support to its staff representing three counties. The vision, planning, process, and resources will be shared, as well as lessons learned along the way.



Session 2 - 10:45 - 11:45

Title: Banish the Sage from the Stage: The Use of iPads to Transform Instruction
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 6-12
Presenters: David Pearson and LT Robert Reich
Room: Friendship
Description: The 1:1 iPad program at Carson Long Military Academy stemmed from previous research of and movement toward a 21st century skills-based curriculum that leverages mobile technology platforms in order to transform old-style industrial age learning paradigms. The new skills-based curriculum is centered upon creativity, critical thinking, character, cosmopolitanism/cross-cultural competency, communication, and collaboration. It is reflected in website articles by Pat Bassett, former president of the National Association of Independent Schools, and famously by Sir Ken Robinson in his Ted Talk: “Schools Kill Creativity. “
The sheer range of information resources now accessible to students at the touch of a button will result in a need for an emphasis on new approaches to learning in the digital age, such as assessing the veracity of an online source. The mobility of the iPad unchains a teacher from a traditional classroom setting, resulting in active consideration of room ergonomics and approaches to teaching in order to best present and manage progressive curriculums. These curriculums can be increasingly linked to other fields of study resulting in greater collaboration - not just between student and teacher but also between different disciplines leading to cross-curricular reinforcement. In other words, iPads help break down traditional classroom silo mentalities and significantly enhance integrated learning, allowing teaching faculty opportunities to support one another in a myriad of ways – some of which are probably not even thought of as yet.

Title: iOS Management and Deployment-Part 1
Strand: Technical
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Matt Little
Room: Keystone
Description: This session will explore the deployment and management of iPad and targeted apps as they relate to the students, faculty and staff at your institution. Management of departmental and campus-wide 1:1 initiatives, as well as short and long-term loaner programs will be discussed. The features and benefits of Apple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS6 will also be reviewed.

Title: iRead, iWrite, iCreate on the iPad
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Carrie Budman
Room: Meadow
Description: The focus will be using the iPad to create in the classroom. It's not just about skill and drill. Promoting student collaboration and accountability will be a main focus. You can do it all on the iPad!

Title: Transforming Learning - Building a Strong Foundation
Strand: Leadership
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Dr. David Diokno and Mr. Paul Takac
Room: Board
Description: Join a conversation with Apple about the transformation of teaching and learning across your district and throughout classrooms. Instead of focusing on technology, you will be engaged in a discussion about "why?" as opposed to how. We will review 21st century learning trends and mobility and how this impacts the transformation of the way teachers teach and how students learn. We will review how technology intersects with content and pedagogy. The real focus of discussion will be on developing a common language amongst all the stakeholders on how technology can be seamlessly infused into and across the curriculum utilizing the SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) and TPACK (Technological, Pedagogical, and Content Knowledge) Models. This will be complemented by an introduction of the Education Technology Profile (ETP) which is a free tool that districts are using to baseline and benchmark technology proficiency to develop ongoing and sustainable professional development. There will also be a brief introduction/overview on ways that Apple can help districts start the planning process as they look to embark on major learning initiatives.


Title: Considerations and Recommendations for Digital Mathematics Textbook Adoption and Implementation
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Amanda Thomas
Room: Juniata
Description: As schools increasingly leverage the potential of iPads to convey mathematics content in digital textbooks, teachers and students are provided with much more than a textbook. Digital mathematics textbooks offer opportunities to embed exploratory educational technology, communication, and assessment within curriculum resources, potentially transforming the way in which students experience mathematics as well as the manner in which teachers enact the mathematics curriculum. But with new opportunities come new challenges. Leveraging digital textbook features can require changes in classroom practice. That is to say, if the potential of digital textbooks is to be realized, it is up to classroom teachers to utilize the innovative features that distinguish them from print. In addition, districts and schools considering the switch from print mathematics textbook to digital options are faced with a new type of review process – one in which many of the digital textbook’s features are embedded instead of transparent and obvious as in print versions. Furthermore, throughout the selection and implementation of digital mathematics textbooks it is imperative that the integrity of the mathematics content be scrutinized just as carefully as the digital tools and features.

This session will examine research regarding how teachers and students have implemented digital mathematics textbooks in middle school Algebra classes. The presenter will first introduce participants to various digital mathematics textbook options, reviewing their potential capabilities and limitations. This portion of the presentation will also attend to the mathematical considerations that are important when selecting digital curriculum resources. The second portion of the session will present the extent to which one digital mathematics textbook was leveraged in two classrooms, as well as discussion of ongoing work involving a number of comparable classrooms. This discussion will be supported from video clips, filmed from the perspectives of students who were using digital mathematics textbooks on iPads, providing a first-person view of how digital textbook might appear in an authentic middle school mathematics classroom. Based on the implications of this research, a set of considerations and recommendations for selecting and implementing digital mathematics textbooks focused on improving student mathematical learning opportunities will be proposed. The final portion of the session will be devoted to questions and discussion from participants. Although the session will focus on digital mathematics textbooks, many of the considerations for selecting and implementing digital curriculum resources are applicable across disciplines and grade levels.



Session 3 - 1:00-2:00

Title: Safari Bookmarklets - Powerful Tools
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 6-12
Presenters: James Gates
Room: Friendship
Description: There are bookmarklets that will turn web pages into iBooks, collect resources into Evernote or Springpad, Flip web pages into magazines, and more. These tools alllow teachers and students to either create, manage, or share online resources. Come learn how to make them and see them in action. They will change how you use Safari.

Title: iOS Management and Deployment - Part 2
Strand: Technical
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Matt Little
Room: Keystone
Description: This session will explore the deployment and management of iPad and targeted apps as they relate to the students, faculty and staff at your institution. Management of departmental and campus-wide 1:1 initiatives, as well as short and long-term loaner programs will be discussed. The features and benefits of Apple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS6 will also be reviewed.

Title: iCreate - iPad Workflow and Management Strategies that Work!
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-8
Presenters: Christen Manari, Traci Landry, Renee Owens and Kim Vondran
Room: Meadow
Description: iPads are wonderful devices but how can we manage the devices and workflow effectively for students? I will demonstrate effective strategies for managing these devices in the classroom and simplifying workflow on the ipads for both you and your students. You will learn about cloud storage apps such as Dropbox, Copy and BOX for management and communication with parents. You will see how students annotate on documents using productivity apps. We will explain how to use an Apple TV for quick and seamless demonstrating/sharing of iPad creations.

Title: App Evaluation and Selection
Strand: Leadership
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Jill Neuhard
Room: Board
Description: Weeding through 700,000 apps can be a time consuming process to say the least. What are the best ways to think about tackling this process? How do we know that any given app will meet our instructional need? This session will focus on evaluating and selecting apps with an eye toward apps that address processes rather than specific content areas. Ownership and volume purchasing will also be discussed.

Title: Safari Montage and the iPad
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: K-12
Presenters: Al Harding
Room: Juniata
Description: This workshop will demonstrate ways SAFARI Montage can be used by students and teachers with iPads. SAFARI's newest version of software was written to maximize its use by mobile devices. The free SAFARI iPad App will be demonstrated as well as SAFARI's built in feature of creating QR codes for students to playback videos and playlists. Uploading student projects to SAFARI for through its new student locker feature and the new Get It feature for formative assessment will also be shown. Finally, streaming live events through an iPad, PadCasting, to bring parents and the community into classrooms will be demonstrated.


Session 4 - 2:15-3:15

Title: Create - Engage - Assess! Data Driven instruction-using Nearpod!
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: K-12
Presenters: Jeff Rothenberger
Room: Friendship
Description: Participants will explore firsthand the polling, Q&A, Draw-it, Quiz, Video, Slide Show and Browse the Internet features of Nearpod from both the student and teacher view. We will explore how we arrived at tomorrow’s presentation application. Nearpod is a phenomenal presentation program/app that has unique features built-in allowing for data to be collected and evaluated on the fly allowing educators to modify and differentiate instruction during a lesson. A unique whiteboard interface appears on every student’s device at the teacher’s discretion allowing for all students to be engaged in whiteboard activities. The on-screen whiteboard activities allow all students to all be engaged allowing educators to delve deeper into the activity by sharing student work with everyone.

I’ll be discussing the ins and outs of the program/app and the different options for classroom involvement. While reviewing what each component of the program/app brings to the instructional learning process. My presentation will be developed and presented using the Nearpod app. It will include pre-assessment, polling, audience participation and assessment. We’ll explore the Free version of the program as well as the advanced paid options. This presentation provides educators with an efficient yet creative option for the delivery of instructional content to every student with an electronic device, BYOL, or iPad.

Title: Leading through a 1:1 implementation
Strand: Leadership
Grade Level: 6-12
Presenters: Mark Maldet, Mike Grieb & Christine Matash
Room: Keystone
Description: What began in the summer of 2012 as a discussion among two people, blossomed in to a highly success technology implementation at the Susquenita School District in the Fall of 2013. The administrative team will lead you through the process which we both painstakingly designed, and modified as situations dictated - sometimes very quickly. What helped ensure the success; however, was the perseverance of those involved to do the best for our students. Highlights will include:
  • Administrative Team Discussions
  • Vendor and Textbook Presentations/Negotiations
  • School Board/Staff Discussions
  • Community/Parent Presentations
  • Timelines

Title: i is for iPad: iPads in the Early Childhood Classroom
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-2
Presenters: Hilary Magaro & Kayle Richardson
Room: Meadow
Description: Do you know people who cringe at the thought of touchscreens and apps slinking in to the preschool classroom? People who are worried about their 4 year old turning into a device-obsessed zombie who barely notices the world around her? What if "iPads in the classroom" means children sitting in pairs talking about a recent activity and sequencing video clips on what they did first, next and last? What if children could Skype with a scientist in Antarctica and watch penguins on video as a prelude to a penguin-walking race on the playground? Real paint and easels should exist in every classroom, but why not also allow children to "paint" on an iPad and record themselves talking about why they're choosing certain colors? Join us in opening the doors to the world of iPads in Early Childhood through intentional teaching, smart decisions, and appropriate use.


Title: Educational Content for iPad
Strand: Leadership/Integration
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Paul Takac and Dr. David Diokno
Room: Board
Description: The quality and quantity of content available for iPad is unparalleled, and growing at an unprecedented rate. While these resources are invaluable, particularly for those shifting to new standards and curricular models, the sheer quantity of material can be overwhelming. This session introduces three major sources of educational content for iPad - apps, iBooks, and iTunes U - along with valuable resources to help find, organize, and share the best content. Criteria and guidelines for app evaluation are provided along with resources and peer-reviewed collections of exemplary apps by grade, subject, etc. A review of both iBooks and iTunes U is provided along with a brief introduction of how educators can harness the power of these dynamic/free tools through the use of iBooks Author and iTunes U Course Manager.

Title: iPad Use in Life Science
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 9-12
Presenters: Daniel Smith
Room: Juniata
Description:The presentation will focus on usage of iPads in a high school biology curriculum. It will include a discussion of available apps relating to life science concepts, as well as apps for presentation and formative assessment. There will be a brief discussion of the iBook "Life on Earth" published by the EO Wilson Biodiversity Foundation.