Session 1 - 9:20 - 10:20

Title: Sharing a Cart? Find Out What Works
Strand: Integration/Leadership
Grade Level: 9-12
Presenters: Alicen Hoy, Megan Motto & Samantha Schultz
Room: Friendship
Description: Implementing the use of iPads in the classroom includes various challenges. Dauphin County Technical School decided to put some of these challenges to the test and implemented a cart-sharing program. The Social Studies department was issued a mobile iPad cart as a pilot during the 2013-2014 school year. As a result of the positive outcomes and feedback from both students and staff, the school is now starting a six-year plan to bring more iPad technology into both the academic and the career and technical programs. The presentation will consist of two parts. As an introduction, the Technology Integration Specialist will explain the road taken by the school from the introduction of the iPad mobile cart, training that was offered to the teachers, and the integration of the new six year plan. Most of the presentation will be conducted by two co-teachers that have successfully integrated the cart-sharing program into their department and classroom. The teachers will showcase some of the applications that have worked for their students such as QR code readers, Chirp, Skitch, iMovie, and Educreations. The teachers will also review the steps taken by the department to help develop a positive cart-sharing experience. One of the most important cart-sharing topics is classroom management. The presenters will provide various tips and tricks that have allowed them to be successful with this unique learning environment.


Title: Instructional Changes Obtainable Using Nearpod
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Jeff Rothenberger
Room: Keystone
Description: Using Nearpod, experience how the conveyance of instruction is modified using mobile devices for the delivery of content and skills. This hands-on demo will involve each participant by actively participating in this session and experiencing engagement not easily found in everyday classrooms.
Nearpod allows teachers to use data to drive instruction while providing students with immediate feedback on the learning-taking place. Check for understanding, questions out the door, essential questions, embed movies, collecting perception data, link to websites, Twitter feeds, or Pinterest boards can easily be added to your already created Power Point presentations.
Learn about the consortium pricing options PAIU negotiated and how to order for you school. A brief demo of the school management features will be included in this presentation.
Create, Engaging Students, and Assessing Learning are the three major components of this program. Come experience what engagement with mobile devices looks and feels like for student learning.


Title: Meeting PA Common Code Using iPads
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-5
Presenters: Kim-Kathie Knudsen & Christen Manari
Room: Meadow
Description: Join us to learn how iPad apps and tools can be used at the elementary level to help meet the PA Common Core. We will be focusing on creation apps, websites and tools that will support the rigor of PA Common Core. See how you can go from using your iPad for drill and practice to a powerful creation, collaboration tool to address the high stakes standards.


Title: iOS Management and Deployment
Strand: Technical
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Mike
Room: Board
Description: Join us for the iOS Management and Deployment session where we'll discuss what's new in iOS 8 for education and provide an overview of and update on Apple's Deployment Programs. Apple's deployment programs include the Device Enrollment Program, Volume Purchase Program, and Apple ID for Students. We'll discuss best practices for managing and deploying iPads in a 1:1 as well as in a shared use environment. We'll also look at some of the new resources available for learning more about managing and deploying iOS in education, as well as explore various support options for getting more help if needed.


Title: Creating Relevant Social Skills Stories Using iCreate
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Kimberly Matthews
Room: Juniata
Description: There are many children that could benefit from personalized stories that introduce, describe, or review personal situations, skills, or concepts that are constructed to be meaningful and appropriate. However, there are topics that do not have a format constructed to meet the desired outcomes. Utilizing the iCreate...Social Skills Stories App provides teachers and other school personnel the ability to develop, create and customize such stories to meet student need. During this presentation, participants will learn how to create, customize, and implement stories to be used with their student population.


Title: The Blended Learning Classroom with iPad Integration
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 9-12
Presenters: Michelle Eichelberger
Room: Dogwood
Description: My science classroom transformation began with iPods about six years ago and the transformation has expanded with the addition of iPads. My plan is to share how I’ve used iPads to transform my chemistry classroom to a blended learning environment using a number of tools, including science-focused apps. My adaptation of a flipped classroom incorporates a number of third party tools and applications that is applicable to other subjects besides science. I will share the tools I use for lesson presentation and screencasting such as Livescribe Pencasts, Camtasia, and Explain Everything to name a few. The addition of iAuthor to create iBooks has enabled me to create my own lab manual as an iBook as well as other short books on various topics. A brief overview of iBook features will be shown. Content created via my computer or iPad can be easily added to an iTunes course, which organizes and presents course content to the students. Latest addition for iTunesU is the ability to create the course on your iPad. Other pluses for iTunesU are that students can download the content for use offline at a later time and any additions made by the instructor are automatically pushed out to student devices.
Sharing as many productivity apps & some Chemistry specific as time allows:
• Notability- How this can help you become paperless
• Bookry Widgets
• gFlashPro (in combination with Google Docs)
• Dictation
• CamScan
• Khan Academy
• Chempro
• MolCalc
• Mahjong Chemistry
• The Elements



Session 2 - 10:30 - 11:30

Title: Pack Your Suitcase with Evernote!
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-5
Presenters: Dawn Sanderson & Stacy Morris
Room: Friendship
Description: Evernote is an app that can be downloaded on your iPad/iPhone but is also connected with your computer. In Evernote, teachers can keep each of their students' individual work in notebooks. It is a great organizational resource. This is powerful when meeting with parents, collecting student data on test scores and collecting student work. Students can also "drop" things into their Evernote notebooks that connects with the teacher's account. It's a lot less work for teachers rather than collecting student resources for parent meetings- everything in on the iPad! Teachers also have the power to "draw" or make comments on student work, upload documents already created and add notes or set reminders. Outside of school, Evernote can be used to bookmark/share recipes, "pins", bookmarks and keep "to-do" lists. Teachers and admin can share notebooks as a way to keep domain evidence. Their website says its best: Evernote is used to easily gather everything that matters. "Clip web articles, capture handwritten notes, snap photos to keep the physical and digital details of your projects with you at all times."


Title: Characteristics of Transformative Learning Environments
Strand: Leadership
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Ted and David
Room: Keystone
Description: Looking to transform teaching and learning? Want to hear about tried and true best practices that have accelerated learning and changed education? In this session you will engage in conversations about successful schools and districts and what they are doing to shift thinking, engage students, and personalize learning so every child meets their own learning potential.


Title: Let's get QR Code QRazy!
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Shlair Klos
Room: Meadow
Description: With the posting of a QR code, you can lead students to information by just using the iPad's camera. In this session, you will learn how to create a QR code (even with voice!), and how to incorporate them into your classroom, from management techniques to student engagement! Don't let this cold weather make you feel QRummy...It's going to get QRazy in here!


Title: iBooks: The Underutilized Resource
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 6-12
Presenters: James Gates
Room: Board
Description: There are quite literally millions - TENS of millions - of free books available to download. Not Dr Seuss or Disney, for sure, but millions of 'em. And, once downloaded students can take color coded notes and share them.
We'll explore some of the sites and download a few books to get started. And, we'll learn how to take notes and share them with others. Then, we'll look at a powerful bookmarklet that will let you turn almost any web page into an ibook. FInally, we'll talk about how all of this plays out with 1:1 ipads vs a shared cart.


Title: Managing Classroom Workflow with iPads
Strand: Integration/Technical
Grade Level: 6-12
Presenters: Dr. James Beeghley & Mr. Todd Berner
Room: Juniata
Description: Lancaster Country Day School is using iPads in a 1:1 environment for grades 8-12. iPads are wonderful devices but how can we manage the devices and workflow effectively for students? This sessionI will demonstrate effective strategies for managing these devices in the classroom and simplifying workflow on the iPads for both teachers and your students. You will learn about cloud storage apps such as Google Drive. Additionally, a demonstration of the Notability app will show how students annotate documents and submit them back to the teacher.


Title: PAD Casting – Bringing the World into Your Classroom
Strand: Technical
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Jill Neuhard & Al Harding
Room: Dogwood
Description:
Teachers regularly do activities in their classrooms that parents, guardians, grandparents, service members, etc. would love to see, but can not attend for a variety of reasons yet most have internet access at home or work and could view a live stream of the event. Traditionally setting up a live streaming event requires a camera, encoder of some type, network connections and setting up a website for live streaming. A tech staff member must setup everything in advance and be there for the event to run all the various parts making it impractical to do for most schools. PAD Casting with a $4.99 app called GoCoder and CAIU’s Safari Montage’s infrastructure allows a teacher to use an iOS device, iPad, iPhone, or iPod, to live stream an event.
Equipped with an iPad that has GoCoder installed on it, the teacher only needs to know is how to launch the app and start the recording by tapping the record button. No tech staff is needed, the iOS device can be sent out to the teacher already configured to work. A webpage link can be sent out to anyone with internet access to view the live event as it streams wirelessly through the iOS device. Image being able to bring parents who must work but could arrange to take a 15 minute break in the middle of their day, grandparents, friends, service members, etc. into to see those great classroom activities like guest speakers, plays, award ceremonies, etc. through a live streaming event!




Session 3 - 12:40-1:40

Title: Showcasing Learning with the iPad
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 6-8
Presenters: Theresa Bartholomew
Room: Friendship
Description: Get new ideas for using the iPad for student creation. We will share the lesson plans, apps, management and shortcuts we use to integrate a cart of iPads in the classroom, especially for Language Arts at the Middle School. We will also share how we use them for literacy promotion and parent outreach.


Title: Educational Content for iPad
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Paul
Room: Keystone
Description: Educational content and solutions for iPad continues to grow at an unprecedented rate. While these are fantastic resources, the sheer quantity of available material makes it daunting for many teachers and administrators. This session focuses on resources for navigating this wealth of material, including apps, books, and iTunes U. The session will focus on new resources such as Pennsylvania Learns and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) iTunes U courses, which are already aligned to national and PA Common Core standards. An overview of how educators can customize these resources - and their own existing content - using iTunes U Course Manager and iBooks Author at no cost concludes the session.


Title: Let them Cre8 on Their iPads!
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Ann Johnston & Jared Mader
Room: Meadow
Description: Experience ways for your students to creatively demonstrate their knowledge through digital storytelling, role-playing, and screencasting on their iPads. Participants will have a chance to create, collaborate, and learn through the hybrid station rotation model.


Title: iPads in Schools: A Roundtable Discussion: Technical and Implementation Issues
Strand: Technical/Leadership
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Various Leaders
Room: Board
Description: Roundtable Discussion-The purpose of this session is to hear from leaders in school districts who are utilizing iPads and find out about their successes and challenges. There will be time for discussion and questions.


Title: Efficient and Effective Learning: Combining Technology and Instruction
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 6-12
Presenters: Christian Ehrhart & John Sengia
Room: Juniata
Description: See how iPads and Moodle have enabled science students to get immediate feedback on assessments, access resources, and build meaning and understanding utilizing certain subject apps. This classroom structure is used to allow students to master the content at their own pace, with remediation and enrichment opportunities available. The class philosophy sets a standard of acceptable work quality based on achievement. This model has been applied in all classes taught by this teacher of grades ranging from 7-12: fully inclusive, regular education, and alternative education. A sample unit on Atomic Structure will be shared to demonstrate the planning and flow of this instructional approach.
A detailed summary of our classroom example can be found at: http://sengiaj.wordpress.com/2014/10/06/atoms-and-ipads/


Title: Learning Without Limits in the Language Arts Classroom
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 6-12
Presenters: Kathy Kisner & Maria Petro
Room: Dogwood
Description: This session will provide practical information for both teachers and administrators about the successful utilization of a tablet device as an instructional tool. Technology is redefining what teaching and learning look like. Participants will explore apps in order to see how students can create, collaborate, communicate, and to think critically in the Language Arts Classroom.



Session 4 - 1:50-2:50

Title: Got iPads: Grant Writing 101
Strand: Leadership/Integration
Grade Level: PreK-5
Presenters: Jamie Keenen & Laura Campbell
Room: Friendship
Description: Looking to add new technology to your classroom to spice up lessons and increase student engagement? IPads could be your answer! But is your district tight on money? We will share our secrets and successes on grant writing for IPads in the classroom. Learn how to get your district on board, get support from your technology department, and start up costs. We will also explore some awesome apps to bring into the classroom!


Title: Informal Assessments for Informed Learning
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 6-12
Presenters: Carol Roth & Lisa Turner
Room: Keystone
Description: Informal, or formative, assessments are an important tool in educating students. Using iPads makes for quick and seamless integration of informal assessments, and is incredibly easy throughout the school day. The mobility of these devices, intuitive apps, and students' motivation to use them, gives teachers the perfect opportunity to continuously evaluate student progress and modify instruction to meet the needs of all of the learners. This session will assist teachers with the myriad of ways to monitor student learning through the use of iPads and adapt to their needs.


Title: Utilizing iPads with the Daily 5 and Cafe
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: PreK-5
Presenters: Jennifer Barcavage
Room: Meadow
Description: Learn how to get the most out of your iPads to support Daily 5 Stations and monitoring Cafe Menu strategies.
Learn:
• management tips and tricks
• organization
• highly recommended apps
• project ideas for each daily 5
• a digital app for the teacher pensive file


Title: No Bark and All Bite
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 3-5
Presenters: Kevin Windsor & Julie Devine
Room: Board
Description: The presentation will provide teachers with an efficient avenue to transfer from paper-based to digital learning & instruction through the use of the iPads. The workshop will show teachers how to create meaningful notebooks, folders, lessons, projects and assessments using iPad Apps and various online tools. Noted Apps that will be presented include Noteshelf, Pages, Nearpod, Google Drive, Socrative, and Edmodo. There will also be an accompaniment of lesser-used Apps that focus on grammar, computation, and unique publishing/presentations. Teachers will walk away from this workshop motivated and equipped with ways to fully implement the iPad into every subject area or, at the very least, adequate knowledge that will allow them to take those very first steps. Join us on our journey to "embark in eliminating the bark".


Title: iBooks Author
Strand: Integration
Grade Level: 6-12
Presenters: Terrance Shepler
Room: Juniata
Description: iBooks Author is a free Mac program that creates multi-touch interactive eBooks that can be viewed on an iPad or Mac desktop running the Mavericks OS. This session will show examples of how a teacher can easily create an iBook, share it with students and examples of iBooks created.


Title: Still Have Questions? Ask Us.
Strand: Integration/Technical/Leadership
Grade Level: PreK-12
Presenters: Representatives
Room: Dogwood
Description: Ask your individual questions.