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Friday, October 11
 

8:00am EDT

Registration (Floor Map Attached)
Friday October 11, 2019 8:00am - 8:45am EDT
South Foyer

8:00am EDT

Breakfast - Thanks to our Silver and Bronze Sponsors
Friday October 11, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
West Assembly

8:45am EDT

Welcome
Friday October 11, 2019 8:45am - 9:00am EDT
Grand Ballroom

9:00am EDT

Empowering Students & Teachers to Maximize Instructional Time
ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources. ClassLink® LaunchPad includes a library of over 6,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, Box, and Dropbox cloud drives. ClassLink Analytics gives decision makers the usage data they need. ClassLink Roster Server easily and securely delivers class rosters to any publisher using open technology standards. ClassLink OneSync automates account provisioning and reconciles accounts in real time. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1 to 1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.

Friday October 11, 2019 9:00am - 9:55am EDT
Jersey

9:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

Wyebot as a Learning Tool (Live Demo)
Get a unique chance to learn about WiFi best practices from the leaders and experts in WiFi assurance using Wyebot's Wireless Intelligence Platform. You will get to play first hand with the sensor and cloud-based application using your own laptop.

Even the expert WiFi bloggers are talking about it! Lee Badman is bullish (read his blog here), find out what all of the scuttlebutt is about. Post live demo, you also have a unique opportunity to take the sensor back to your school to try it there for a FREE no obligation trial.

Friday October 11, 2019 9:00am - 9:55am EDT
Berkshire

9:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

Shining a light on student safety and mental wellness
Using information technology tools along with human review to protect students in your digital learning environment helps schools identify students in crisis, in harmful situations and those who need extra support. It means 24/7/365 real-time review, peace of mind for the district and supports your efforts to provide a safe school climate. We talk through best practices in helping to reduce anxiety within your response teams and ensure everyone in the district is on the same page when it comes to policies and procedures for supporting your students.  

Speakers

Friday October 11, 2019 10:00am - 10:55am EDT
Cheshire

11:00am EDT

What’s Your Game Plan? Designing for a Creative Classroom
Today's featured presenter is brought to you by our Gold and Organization Sponsors

Imagine you’re teaching a lesson on citations. What does this lesson, the game “Trivial Pursuit,” and the mechanic “Bluffing” all have in common? 
This hands-on workshop will teach you how to incorporate mechanics from non-digital games and learning principles so that we can design our lessons, trainings, or problem-solving sessions to be more playful. Together with fellow leaders, you will then brainstorm and design a fun and rigorous activity-game that your teachers and students will love.

Joe Bisz is a national professional development speaker, educational games designer, creative writer, and an English professor at City University of New York (CUNY). His book The Allure of Play: The Educator’s Guide to Game-based Learning, will be published by West Virginia University Press (co-authored with Victoria Mondelli). He co-founded the professional development group the CUNY Games Network, delivered over 80 presentations outside his college, and was awarded 13 grants. Joe has spoken to many educators and managers who desire high-impact pedagogies and technologies: game-based learning is the best tool he's found for this mission.




Speakers
JB

Joe Bisz

Joe Bisz is a national professional development speaker, educational games designer, creative writer, and an English professor at City University of New York (CUNY). His book The Allure of Play: The Educator’s Guide to Game-based Learning, will be published by West Virginia University... Read More →


Friday October 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Grand Ballroom

12:30pm EDT

Lunch - Themed Table Discussions
Thanks to our Gold and Organization Sponsors

Friday October 11, 2019 12:30pm - 1:10pm EDT
Grand Ballroom

1:15pm EDT

Deeper Data from Staff Professional Learning Evaluations Using Kirkpatrick's Four Levels of Evaluation
How do you know if the efforts you put into professional learning activities have any affect back in the workplace?   Learn how to apply the evidence-based Kirkpatrick's Model and Net Promoter scores to gauge and redirect your organizational learning efforts.  The four levels include reaction, learning, behavior, and results.  Reaction, Level 1, is the degree to which participants find the training favorable, engaging, and relevant to their jobs.  Learning, Level 2, is the degree to which participants acquire the intended knowledge, skills, attitude, confidence, and commitment based on their participation in the training. Behavior, Level 3, is the degree to which participates apply what they learned during training when they are back on the job. Lastly, Results, Level 4, is the degree to which targeted outcomes occur as a result of the training, supporting accountability.  A Net Promoter score measures learners' experiences and predicts the possibility that staff will attend future workshops and use their new knowledge, skills, and ability from a workshop.  Learn the secret to reading a Net Promoter score and how it differs from standard rating questions.  Examples include data collected over the last six months from staff workshops using online form tools (Google Forms or Microsoft Forms).

Speakers

Friday October 11, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Gwent

1:15pm EDT

Design Thinking Meets Project Based Learning:
Are you confused about the difference between Project Based Learning and Design Thinking? This session will explore the similarities and differences between these two inquiry based instructional approaches and how to leverage the benefits for both across any curriculum k-12.  Both encourage high levels of engagement and a growth mindset!


Speakers
EB

Esther Bobowick

Cooperative Educational Services


Friday October 11, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Highland

1:15pm EDT

How Technology Can Support a Philosophical and Innovative Change in Education.
Understanding the reality of making organizational and systematic changes to met the needs of 21st century learners.  Using technology as a support of education, and not as the driver of curriculum.

Speakers
DC

Dr. Christopher Clouet

Superintendent, Shelton Public Schools
KS

Kenneth Saranich

Assistant Superintendent, Shelton Public Schools
JP

Jordanna Pinto

Shelton Public Schools
EW

Eric Wolf

Shelton Public Schools
RS

Rob Swercewski

Shelton Public Schools


Friday October 11, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Cheshire

1:15pm EDT

ISTE's New Recognition Program
ISTE rolled out a programs for advanced programs designed to close the digital learning gap between K-12 systems and Higher Education programs. Join us to hear about ISTE's new recognition program and the opportunity to graduate your advanced program candidates with an ISTE Certification for Educators.



Speakers
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Josh Elliot

Fairfield University


Friday October 11, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Fife

1:15pm EDT

Putting the Pro Back in Professional Development, with Feedback
Designing impactful district-wide professional learning can be challenging. Looking for ideas to inspire and engage your staff?  In this session we will share how to build a strong team of collaborators in your district and leverage participant feedback to create powerful professional learning opportunities that meet the diverse needs of your staff.


Speakers

Friday October 11, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Jersey

1:15pm EDT

Unconventional Ideas for Summer PD
Learn about ideas on how to implement effective summer professional development for staff in your district.  I will share our model of offering various learning formats such as webinars, book clubs, and patio PDs and discuss what formats and topics we found to be most successful.


Speakers

Friday October 11, 2019 1:15pm - 2:00pm EDT
Berkshire

1:15pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Afternoon Break - Thanks to our Silver Sponsors
Friday October 11, 2019 2:00pm - 2:15pm EDT
West Assembly

2:15pm EDT

Student Privacy Panel
Friday October 11, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
Grand Ballroom

3:15pm EDT

Raffle
Friday October 11, 2019 3:15pm - 3:30pm EDT
Grand Ballroom