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Thursday, March 10
 

7:30am

Registration and Vendor Hall Exhibits
Over 22 companies will be exhibiting in our Vendor Hall - giving you a chance to, try a demo, peruse their new releases and meet the staff behind some of your favorite vendors.

Thursday March 10, 2016 7:30am - 8:15am
Ballroom

8:30am

Welcome & Keynote: Michael Horn
Michael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. He is the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank, and he serves as a principal consultant for Entangled Solutions, which offers innovation services to higher education institutions. Horn is the author and coauthor of multiple books, white papers, and articles on education, including the award-winning book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns and the Amazon-bestseller Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Horn

Michael Horn

Co-founder and Distinguished Fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation
Keynote Speaker: Michael Horn | | Michael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. He is the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank, and he serves as a principal consultant for Entangled Solutions, which offers innovation services to higher... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 8:30am - 9:30am
Ballroom

9:40am

Michael Horn's Breakout Session
Speakers
avatar for Michael Horn

Michael Horn

Co-founder and Distinguished Fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation
Keynote Speaker: Michael Horn | | Michael Horn speaks and writes about the future of education and works with a portfolio of education organizations to improve the life of each and every student. He is the co-founder of and a distinguished fellow at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a non-profit think tank, and he serves as a principal consultant for Entangled Solutions, which offers innovation services to higher... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 9:40am - 10:25am
Room 1 - Regency IV & V

9:40am

Hurdles to Overcome: Policy Procedure Data
As teachers and students make the digital transition in support of online and blended learning, schools and districts are becoming increasingly aware of their responsibilities around student data privacy. One area of concern is the "click through" app. This refers to digital tools that allow individual teachers and students to accept the Terms of Service. How do districts create processes that balance the need for data privacy with the desire to encourage innovation? Learn how one district created procedures for teachers to review digital tools.
This will be an interactive session. After a brief presentation on the key issues, participants will work in groups using a protocol to guide the discussion and will share out their concerns. Then they will review an actual Term of Service Agreement using the checklist and guidelines and google form provided. All resources used in the session will be shared online.

Speakers
avatar for Jean Tower

Jean Tower

Director of Media and Digital Learning, Needham Public Schools
Jean Tower currently serves as the Director of Media and Digital Learning for the Needham Public Schools. Jean’s primary interest is the effective integration of technology in the curriculum and in creating the essential conditions to enable that to happen. Ms. Tower serves on the Board of Directors of CoSN (www.cosn.org) and is the immediate past chair. Jean writes a blog (http://www.K12EduBuzz.com) about technology and education.


Thursday March 10, 2016 9:40am - 10:25am
Room 3 - Norfolk

9:40am

Blended PD in Mashpee

Meeting the needs of an entire district when integrating technology into the classroom can be an overwhelming process with such diverse learners. The “one and done” model has been proven to be ineffective and leaving many teachers feeling lost and left behind. Providing professional development utilizing the blended learning model can meet the needs of all learners.

Developing a personalized professional development model allows teachers to gain the knowledge and skills they need at their own pace. This session will provide an understanding of the importance of blended learning for the professional teacher and how it can improve their skill level and success. Topics covered will focus on designing a blended model, accessing and creating resources, and layering in opportunities for reflection. Blended learning challenges learners at all levels while supporting them along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Suzy Brooks

Suzy Brooks

Associate Director of Instructional Technology, Mashpee Public Schools
Colleen Terrill and Suzy Brooks are Associate Directors of Instructional Technology at Mashpee Public Schools on Cape Cod. With over 2,000 mobile devices in the hands of staff and students, they work to integrate technology in varied, meaningful ways. They have combined their knowledge and expertise to provide a dynamic learning environment for administrators, teachers and students at all levels.
avatar for Colleen Terrrill

Colleen Terrrill

Associate Director of Instructional Technology, Mashpee Public Schools
Colleen Terrill and Suzy Brooks are Associate Directors of Instructional Technology at Mashpee Public Schools on Cape Cod. With over 2,000 mobile devices in the hands of staff and students, they work to integrate technology in varied, meaningful ways. They have combined their knowledge and expertise to provide a dynamic learning environment for administrators, teachers and students at all levels.


Thursday March 10, 2016 9:40am - 10:25am
Room 4 - Middlesex

9:40am

Campfire METAA: My Big (or Little) Question
  • My Big (or Little) Question
    You have a question you want to know the answer to, and you think others in the group could help you answer it. This format could also just be the seed of a conversation. Join this together to exchange ideas and get advice to take you to the next level. 


Thursday March 10, 2016 9:40am - 10:25am
Room 5 - Regency 6

10:30am

Open Education Resources Support Blended Learning
Leveraging Open Education Resources (OER) to support Blended Learning is about to become easier. Amazon Education will soon be making Amazon Inspire available for free to schools and districts. This new platform will allow schools to upload, share, organize, and search for open education resources.  Come to this session to hear more about this exciting new resource and Amazon’s partnerships with content providers and federal and state government, and learn more about how your district will be able to become involved.

Speakers
AJ

Andrew Joseph

VP Strategic Relations, Amazon Education
Andrew Joseph is VP Strategic Relations at Amazon Education. Andrew Joseph is a co-founder of TenMarks Education, which was acquired by Amazon in 2013. He is now focused on strategic relationships, K-12 education strategy and public policy for Amazon Education. An entrepreneurial technology industry veteran, Andrew has been on the executive teams at enterprise and consumer software companies, including Corel, ProfitLogic, CommercialWare and... Read More →
avatar for Kenneth Klau

Kenneth Klau

Director of Professional Learning Systems, n/a
Kenneth Klau is Director of Digital Learning, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Ken is responsible for developing a strategy for rethinking the structure and delivery of learning, building a more student-centered system of public education, and creating the next generation of K–12 learning environments. He brings more than a decade of experience at the state level in accountability system design and instructional... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Ballroom

11:00am

Tier 1 Sponsor Mini-Sessions
Thursday March 10, 2016 11:00am - 11:30am
Ballroom

11:30am

Exhibits
Thursday March 10, 2016 11:30am - 11:50am
Ballroom

11:50am

Lunch
Gourmet Sandwich Board

Thursday March 10, 2016 11:50am - 12:30pm
Ballroom

12:30pm

From a Student's Perspective
In this session, the Highlander Institute will share its uniquely designed personalized and blended approach to professional development. Labeled the “Playground," it was created to be a fun, self-paced, blended professional learning opportunity combining some instructor-led hands-on sessions with independent/group tasks leveraging online resources.

The tasks are differentiated and scaled so participants are able to engage at their own skill level, control their pace and learning environment, and show evidence of mastery.

Session Objectives:
- Present the Playground PD concept, and discuss how districts can edit and implement for their platforms
- Reinforce student voice and choice in navigating their own curriculum pathways

Speakers
avatar for Eric Butash

Eric Butash

RISTE member, Rhode Island Society of Technology Educators
As Director of Operations, Eric is responsible for the design, creation, and operations of various statewide systems as it relates to the implementation of blended learning initiatives. He has spent the past 13 years in technology leadership roles most of which serving as Director of Technology for a RI K-12 District.


Thursday March 10, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 1 - Regency IV & V

12:30pm

Blended Learning Research and Technology Course
Two years ago I created an hybrid online course for all of our incoming freshman that would prepare them for high school research and prepare their BYOD computers for school. Using Moodle and other platform agnostic tools I developed a course that uses text, audio, and other multimedia to reach all learners.

I'll share how I created it, the syllabus, show student work, and describe how I incorporate student feedback and my reflections to edit the course. 

Speakers
avatar for Alida Hanson

Alida Hanson

Librarian, DK Multimedia, Inc.
Alida Hanson is the librarian at Weston High School. She is interested in art, technology, literature, media and makerspaces. Twitter @alidahanson


Thursday March 10, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 2 - Worcester

12:30pm

Building a learning environment using Office 365 for Education Tools

In this session participants will learn how The Williston Northampton School built a learning environment using the following Office 365 for Education tools: OneNote Class Notebooks, Office online, Office Mix, Sway, OneDrive, Sharepoint Online, Skype for Business, and Outlook Groups.

These tools give students and faculty a collaborative experience anytime, anywhere on any device.


Speakers
avatar for Joseph Lorenzatti

Joseph Lorenzatti

Technology Director, The Williston Northampton School
Joseph Lorenzatti is currently the Director of Technology at The Williston Northampton School located in Easthampton, Massachusetts.  The Williston Northampton School was recently selected as one of Microsoft's Showcase Schools, a designation that recognizes innovators in leading and learning. He was instrumental in devising and implementing one of Microsoft’s first Surface Pro 1:1 deployments in an academic setting and is an expert... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 4 - Middlesex

12:30pm

Campfire METAA: My Big (or Little) Question
  • My Big (or Little) Question
    You have a question you want to know the answer to, and you think others in the group could help you answer it. This format could also just be the seed of a conversation. Join this together to exchange ideas and get advice to take you to the next level. 


Thursday March 10, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 5 - Regency 6

12:30pm

Mapping, Planning, and Implementing Blended Learning
Participants will dive into the six elements of implementing blended learning based on the iNACOL Blended Learning Roadmap. Learn about and discuss a variety of examples of blended learning program implementations in the areas of: leadership, instructional practices, professional development, systems/polices, content, and technology. In this interactive session, participants will begin thinking through their plan for implementing blended learning at their school.  

Speakers
avatar for Allison Powell

Allison Powell

Dr. Allison Powell is the Senior Learning Strategist for BloomBoard where she assists states and districts in re-thinking teacher and admin professional development and licensing. She is the former Vice President for New Learning Models at iNACOL (the International Association for K-12 Online Learning). Dr. Powell's work with iNACOL has lead to the development of national quality standards for online courses, teaching and programs; next... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Room 3 - Norfolk

1:20pm

Making the Shift to Blended, Personalized Learning
Making the Shift to Blended, Personalized Learning
The Christensen Institute predicts that blended learning will be the most prevalent form of online learning in K-12. iNACOL proposed that blended learning is, “not merely a theory or construct—it is an instructional model shift being implemented by schools throughout the country and the world.” Learn how the Natick Public Schools is implementing Blended Learning in grades K-12 to personalize instruction and to increase College and Career Readiness for all students. This session will highlight how Natick is working toward taking teaching and learning to the next level by using the Deeper Learning framework, Blended Learning instructional models and powerful online competency based data systems to drive personalization. The presentation will also include how we select, implement, manage and fund classroom data systems and how we increase teacher capacity to create blended, personalized learning environments for students. 

Speakers
avatar for Grace Magley

Grace Magley

Director of Digital Learning, Natick Public Schools
"Grace Magley, M. Ed. (Facilitator) Grace is a Blended Learning Specialist and the Director of Digital Learning for the Natick Public Schools. Natick is a 1:1 Laptop Learning district in grades 8-12 and has implemented blended learning models district-wide to personalize learning for student success. Grace sits on the board of directors for MassCUE and the TEC Connections Academy Virtual School (TECCA). As an adjunct professor at Framingham State... Read More →



Thursday March 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Room 1 - Regency IV & V

1:20pm

Blended Learning Platforms
Newton Public Schools (MA) are combining the strengths of multiple digital tools to deliver a highly functional learning platform through a single “pane of glass”. By using the power of interoperability, the district has successfully integrated the SAFARI Montage Learning Object Repository with the Schoology LMS to connect the district’ssmart learning objects with their platform for designing and delivering digital lessons. This integrated solution blends two best-of-breed platforms to provide teachers with a toolkitof features from lesson delivery through evaluative assessment. Newton Public Schools are now working towards leveraging this interoperable infrastructure to add important metadata to their learning objects and itemized assessments in order to capture the learning analytics needed to help teachers deliver flexible personalized instruction. In conjunction with the Highlander Institute of Rhode Island, the district is developing a model for integratingthe power of numerous tools to truly personalize the educational experience.

Speakers
avatar for Leo Brehm

Leo Brehm

Director of IT and Library Media (CIO/CTO), Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough
Leo is currently the Director of Information Technology and Libraries (CIO/CTO) for the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough in Massachusetts. He manages the technology infrastructure, support, integration strategies, information literacy programs, and digital and data resources that serve this 3,500 students, twenty-two building district located just outside Boston. Throughout his career, he has supported education in a variety of... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Room 2 - Worcester

1:20pm

Blended Learning with BYOD
With BYOD students ask fewer questions and take on more ownership to learn the tool. When the school provides the device students tend to ask more basic questions.

So how do you control the devices and make sure students have a tool that works for schools? What are the challenges for multiple devices for the teachers and IT Staff?

How do you distribute software and deal with licenses?

Speakers
MW

Michael Williams

Director of Information Technology, Dexter Southfield School
Working in the IT business from 87-05 then at a school from 06 to present I have introduced theories that worked for business in the school setting. | | Check out my SWAY video on my belief on technology supporting Blended learning. It contains a few short videos of people blending learning though a variety of methods.


Thursday March 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Room 4 - Middlesex

1:20pm

Campfire METAA: My Big (or Little) Question
  • My Big (or Little) Question
    You have a question you want to know the answer to, and you think others in the group could help you answer it. This format could also just be the seed of a conversation. Join this together to exchange ideas and get advice to take you to the next level. 


Thursday March 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Room 5 - Regency 6

1:20pm

Mapping, Planning, and Implementing Blended Learning
Participants will dive into the six elements of implementing blended learning based on the iNACOL Blended Learning Roadmap. Learn about and discuss a variety of examples of blended learning program implementations in the areas of: leadership, instructional practices, professional development, systems/polices, content, and technology. In this interactive session, participants will begin thinking through their plan for implementing blended learning at their school.  

Speakers
avatar for Allison Powell

Allison Powell

Dr. Allison Powell is the Senior Learning Strategist for BloomBoard where she assists states and districts in re-thinking teacher and admin professional development and licensing. She is the former Vice President for New Learning Models at iNACOL (the International Association for K-12 Online Learning). Dr. Powell's work with iNACOL has lead to the development of national quality standards for online courses, teaching and programs; next... Read More →


Thursday March 10, 2016 1:20pm - 2:05pm
Room 3 - Norfolk

2:05pm

2:45pm

CoSN Initiatives and Closing
Thursday March 10, 2016 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Ballroom