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  1. 1.   ASTE  2012:  Create  ~  Collaborate  ~  Innovate   Saturday,  February  25th  to  Tuesday,  February  28th       The  Hotel  Captain  Cook  in  Anchorage,  Alaska    Conference  Planner  (Note:  Participants  must  bring  their  own  laptop  to  hands-­‐on  sessions.  A  few  laptops  will  be  available  for  checkout.)  Saturday,  February  25th    3-­‐hour  Hands-­‐On:  • 9:00  am  -­‐  12:00  pm   o SIG  DI:  Beyond  Portability:  The  Shift  Toward  Mobile  Learning  with  Skip  Via  and  Chris  Lott  and  featuring  Christen   Bouffard  and  Tatiana  Piatanova  (Club  Room  I)  -­‐  Well  examine  what  the  emerging  shift  toward  mobile  learning   means  for  you  and  your  students  in  terms  of  conceptualizing  and  delivering  instruction,  what  technological   expertise  and  institutional  infrastructure  may  necessary  for  successful  implementation  of  mobile  tools,  what   those  tools  are,  and  where  this  mobile  learning  road  leads  in  the  future.  Are  there  best  practices  in  Alaska  (or   elsewhere)  that  we  can  learn  from?  Please  bring  examples  and  questions  and  be  prepared  to  participate  in  the   discussion.   o SIG  STEM:  MapTEACH  with  Zachary  Meyers  (Aft  Ballroom)  -­‐  Participants  will  become  acquainted  with  the   MapTEACH  curriculum  for  grades  6-­‐12,  focused  on  developing  spatial  technology  skills  and  integrating  them  with   geology/geography,  local  knowledge,  and  change  over  time.    Lessons  have  been  developed  to  engage  the   students  by  providing  them  with  a  simplistic  version  of  GIS  (AEJEE),  and  community-­‐specific  GIS  data  sets.  Those   who  attend  the  workshop  will  be  given  a  short  30-­‐minute  presentation  about  MapTEACH  and  the  philosophy  it   employs  as  well  as  participate  in  various  lessons  (i.e.  Mental  Maps,  GIS  [AEJEE],  Google  Earth).  Participants  will   leave  with  sample  lesson  plans,  maps,  tours,  and  other  project.  In  addition,  we  will  provide  a  CD  with  software   and  data  sets  for  participants  to  take  home.   o ASTE  Partner  (Association  of  Alaska  School  Boards’  Consortium  for  Digital  Learning  –  AASB/CDL):  The   Difference  is  Data:  Informed  Decisions  in  the  Classroom  with  Eva  Chilton  (Resolution)  -­‐  A  hands-­‐on  analysis  of  the   data  for  a  particular  classroom.  The  analysis  will  help  teachers  identify  strengths  and  weaknesses  and  plan   targeted  interventions.  Participants  will  also  take  an  in-­‐depth  look  at  the  administrative  tools  that  support   individualized  instruction.   o GET  YOUR  HANDS  ON  IMOVIE  11!  with  Amy  Frackman  and  Ross  Johnson  (Quadrant)  -­‐  When  you  hear  the  words   digital  storytelling  do  you  think,  "Ugh,  thats  too  hard!"  In  this  session,  youll  explore  the  process  of  digital   storytelling  and  discover  how  easy  and  fun  it  can  be  for  you  and  your  students.  Participants  will  learn  how  the  use   of  digital  tools  to  tell  stories  can  tap  student  creativity,  support  writing  skills,  as  well  as  complement  and  enhance   classroom  instruction.  From  simple  movie/book  trailers  to  full  blown  movie,  participants  will  utilize  iMovie  11   ***and  its  new  features***  to  create  digital  content  that  can  be  integrated  into  core  curriculum  areas.   o Using  iPhoto  &  iMovie  in  the  Classroom  with  Eileen  Truitt  (Whitby)  -­‐  This  class  we  will  explore  different  ways  to   use  iMovie  in  the  classroom.  I  will  share  various  ways  I  have  used  iMovie  and  have  those  in  the  workshop  put   together  a  short  movie  that  they  can  take  back  to  their  school  with  them.  (Note:  Laptops  must  have  at  least   iMovie  09  loaded  on  it.)    • 1:00  -­‐  4:00  pm   o SIG  DI:  Publishing:  The  New  Literacy  with  Chris  Lott  and  Skip  Via  and  featuring  Madara  Mason  and  Heidi  Olson   (Club  Room  I)  -­‐  In  the  emerging  new  media  environment,  "publishing"  is  a  fundamental  literacy  that  relies  on   traditional  skills  of  reading  and  writing  while  radically  increasing  the  need  for  skills  related  to  the  publishing   platforms  themselves,  as  well  as  those  related  to  the  integration  of  audio  and  video  into  traditional  forms  of  text.   New  media  publishing  also  raises  concerns  about  privacy  and  rhetoric.  What  does  it  mean  when  publishing  and   sharing  to  a  global  audience  are  the  rule  rather  than  a  rare  exception?  Well  examine  and  try  out  a  variety  of   o publishing  and  sharing  tools  and  together  try  to  figure  out  a  coherent  approach  to  using  them  with  our  students.    ASTE  2012:  Create  ~  Collaborate  ~  Innovate  Conference  Planner  (Revised:  2/9/12)   Page  1  
  2. 2. Saturday,  February  25th    (continued)   o  3-­‐hour  Hands-­‐On  (continued):  • 1:00  -­‐  4:00  pm  (continued)   o Augmented  Reality,  QR  Codes,  and  Project-­‐Based  Learning:  Using  QR  Readers  in  Education  with  G  Andrew  Page   and  Seth  Schumacher  (Resolution)  -­‐  QR  Codes  are  surfacing  everywhere!  Theyre  in  newspapers,  magazines,  and   now,  conference  schedules.  But  how  can  this  technology  be  effectively  used  in  education  for  positive  learning   outcomes  and  meeting  AYP?  In  this  workshop  participants  will  learn  how  these  codes  can  be  combined  with   webcams  to  create  interactive  3-­‐D  augmented  realities  for  K-­‐6  students.  Participants  will  produce  their  own   augmented  reality  e-­‐Books  in  an  engaging  and  cutting-­‐edge,  hands-­‐on,  minds-­‐on  workshop.  Bring  your   laptop/tablet  and/or  smartphone!   o Infographics  with  Larissa  Wright-­‐Elson  (Aft  Ballroom)  -­‐  Learn  how  to  use  infographics  and  data  visualizations  in   education  as  research  products,  for  content  delivery,  and  anywhere  your  imagination  takes  you.  Attendees  will   explore  professional  examples  and  lesson  plans,  recent  high  school  student  products,  and  be  provided  time  to   work  on  infographics  for  use  in  their  classrooms.  We  will  review  the  four  principles  of  design  and  then  create   infographics  to  share  with  the  group.  A  template  for  creating  infographic  resumes  will  be  provided  in  Google  Docs   for  attendees.  Other  recommended  programs  include  Comic  Life,  Pages,  and  Photoshop,  though  none  are   required.   o Lets  Look  un  the  Hood  of  Final  Cut  Pro  X  with  John  Rusyniak  (Quadrant)  -­‐  Are  you  ready  to  make  the  leap  from   iMovie  to  Final  Cut  Pro.  Or  have  you  been  using  older  versions  of  Final  Cut  Pro  and  ready  to  venture  into  the  new   world  of  FCP  X  but  dont  know  where  to  start.  This  workshop  is  for  you.  It  will  orient  you  to  the  new  features  in   FCP  X  and  where  to  find  some  of  the  old  features  you  are  used  to  using.  Join  me  as  we  kick  the  tires  on  this  new   product  and  see  the  power  and  potential  it  has  in  store  for  us.  (Note:  Participants  must  have  their  own  copy  of   Final  Cut  X  Pro  or  be  prepared  to  watch.)   o Using  iPhoto  &  iMovie  in  the  Classroom  with  Eileen  Truitt  (Whitby)  -­‐  This  class  we  will  explore  different  ways  to   use  iMovie  in  the  classroom.  I  will  share  various  ways  I  have  used  iMovie  and  have  those  in  the  workshop  put   together  a  short  movie  that  they  can  take  back  to  their  school  with  them.  (Note:  Laptops  must  have  at  least   iMovie  09  loaded  on  it.)    6-­‐hour  Hands-­‐On:  9:00  am  -­‐  4:00  pm   o Featured  Speaker:  Google  Workshop  for  Educators  with  Jim  Sill  (Fore  Ballroom)  -­‐  This  workshop  will  focus  not  he   use  of  technology  to  support  teaching  and  learning.  The  session  will  be  intended  for  an  audience  of  teachers  and   administrators  with  intermediate  technology  skills.  The  content  will  focus  on  the  use  of  free  Google  tools  in   education.  Specifically,  content  will  focus  on  Google  Search,  Google  Docs,  Google  Calendar,  and  Google  Groups.   Time  permitting,  additional  Google  tools,  including  Google  Reader,  will  also  be  covered.  Materials  and  activities   will  be  similar  to  those  developed  by  Computer  Using  Educators  (CUE)  for  the  Google  Teacher  Academy.  Each   participant  will  also  be  inducted  into  the  Google  Workshop  for  Educators,  an  online  professional  development   community.   o SIG  C&C:  Creating  A  Daily  News  Show  With  Middle  Schoolers  with  Brian  Heckart    (Easter  Island)  -­‐  Begich  Middle   School  6th,  7th  and  8th  graders  produce  a  daily  3  to  4  minute  news  broadcast  to  share  announcements  and   stories  with  their  peers  and  the  larger  Begich  community.  It  is  shown  on  SmartBoards  in  the  building  and  is   podcast  for  parents  and  others.  Come  watch  them  in  action  and  learn  how  they  use  web  2.0  tools  and  semi-­‐ professional  video  software  to  do  their  work.   o SIG  C&C:  Introduction  to  Motion  5:  Animation  with  Ken  Caron  (Endeavor)  -­‐  Would  you  like  to  add  more  pizazz  to   your  movies  or  other  video  projects?  Motion  5  allows  you  create  beautiful  titles,  text  and  animations  that  add  the   extra  touch  to  your  projects.  This  session  will  focus  on  text  and  image  animation.  We  will  be  using  particle   systems  and  replicators  to  add  unique  effects  to  your  projects.  The  class  will  be  at  a  beginning  to  intermediate   level.  (Note:  You  will  need  to  have  Motion  5  on  your  machine  in  order  to  attend  this  session.)   o SIG  DE:  Impacting  Learning  and  Teaching  from  the  Clouds  with  Tammy  Morris  (Voyager)  -­‐  Spend  the  day  in  the   clouds  learning  about  free  or  inexpensive  tools  on  the  web,  which  will  enhance  your  students  21st  century   learning  experience.  Participants  will  learn  and  explore  several  web  tools  and  leave  the  day  with  practical  skills   and  ideas  to  enrich  21st  century  teaching.    ASTE  2012:  Create  ~  Collaborate  ~  Innovate  Conference  Planner  (Revised:  2/9/12)   Page  2  
  3. 3. Saturday,  February  25th    (continued)    6-­‐hour  Hands-­‐On:  9:00  am  -­‐  4:00  pm  (continued)   o SIG  STEM:  Lego  Robotics  with  Michael  Backus  (Mid  Ballroom)  -­‐  Participants  will  learn  to  build  and  program  Lego   robots.   o Platinum  Sponsor  (Apple):  Experience is the Best Teacher  with  Dan McCormick and Pete Vraspir  (Club  Room  II)  -­‐   At  this  interactive  event,  participants  will  have  an  opportunity  to  experience  a  blended  learning  environment  first   hand  and  see  how  Apple  technologies  can  help  them  personalize  learning,  engage  today’s  learners,  and  increase   achievement  in  language  arts,  math,  and  science.  Participants  will  work  within  a  blended  learning  environment  to   experience  MacBook,  iPad  and  iPod  touch  and  how  they  can  be  used  as  powerful  learning  tools  in  the  classroom.   o Platinum  Sponsor  (The  Chariot  Group):  SMART  Notebook:  Best  Practices  for  Digital  Content  Development  with   Robert  Pohl  (Adventure)    -­‐  Make  sure  that  your  digital  instructional  content  comes  across  with  the  clarity  and   impact  that  you  want.  Instructional  and  functional  design  techniques  will  be  discussed  to  demonstrate  the  power   of  conscious  content  development.  Learn  techniques  and  skills  to  insure  that  the  content  you  are  developing  is   effective.  (Note:  Requires  Intermediate  knowledge  of  SMART  Notebook  Software,  and  a  laptop  with  SMART   Notebook  10.8  or  greater  loaded  on  it.)    Leadership  Summit: 8:00  am  -­‐  6:00  pm (Quarter  Deck)Join  superintendents  and  principals  from  around  Alaska  for  a  day  of  immersion  into  best  practices  in  leading  in  technology-­‐rich  environments.  Participants  will  have  a  unique  opportunity  to  gain  information  from  national  thought  leaders  in  the  field  and  apply  those  concepts  directly  to  school  and  district  efforts.  Come  prepared  to  network  with  your  colleagues  while  actively  engaging  in  the  process  of  evolving  your  school  or  districts  visioning  and  implementation  plans  regarding  the  use  of  technology  tools  that  foster  deep  learning  of  content.  Participants  in  the  Leadership  Summit  are  welcome  to  stay  for  the  entire  ASTE  Conference  (February  25th  -­‐  28th).  Invitations  to  the  Leadership  Summit  were  emailed  directly  to  district  and  school  leaders,  and  districts  are  encouraged  to  send  a  team  of  leaders  to  the  event.      The  Leadership  Summit  is  a  partnership  between  the  Alaska  Society  for  Technology  in  Education  (ASTE),  the  Alaska  Council  on  School  Administrators  (ACSA),  and  the  Association  of  Alaska  School  Boards’  (AASB)  Consortium  for  Digital  Learning  (CDL)  project.  The  Leadership  Summit  is  made  possible  by  the  generous  support  of  our  sponsors,  Alaska  Department  of  Education  and  Early  Development  (EED),  Apex  Learning,  Apple,  GCI  SchoolAccess,  and  Schoolwires.      • Keynote:  Dr.  Lynne  Schrum  • Advocacy:  David  Byer  • Technology  Leadership:  Dr.  Michael  Golden  • Guest  Speaker  via  Video  Conferencing:  Dr.  Jack  Grayson  • Alaska  Initiatives  and  iPad  Training: Bob  Whicker  and  Steve  Nelson  • Invited  Guest:  Cara  Heitz,  Alaska  2012  Teacher  of  the  Year  • Invited  Guest: Glenn  Gelbrich,  Juneau  School  District  Superintendent  • Invited  Guest: Ruth  Blankenbaker,  Center  for  Interactive  Learning  and  Collaboration      Sunday,  February  26th    ½-­‐hour  Birds-­‐of-­‐a-­‐Feather/SIG  Discussions:  3:30  -­‐  4:00  pm   o SIG  C&C:  SIG  Discussion  with  Therese  Ashton  and  Frank  Hauser  (Easter  Island)   o SIG  DE:  Now  Considering…  with  Susan  Warner  (Voyager)   o SIG  STEM:  SIG  Discussion  with  Wade  Roach  and  Craig  Kasemodel  (Resolution)   o ASTE:  ASTE  Newbies  with  Sam  McPhetres  (Whitby)  -­‐  Learn  how  to  get  the  most  out  of  your  ASTE  experience!  Tips   and  tricks  from  a  veteran  ASTE  participant  how  what  to  do  and  how  to  enjoy  your  time  at  ASTE.  Or...  if  youve  got   some  experience  and  want  to  share  your  knowledge,  come  on  down.  ASTE  2012:  Create  ~  Collaborate  ~  Innovate  Conference  Planner  (Revised:  2/9/12)   Page  3  
  4. 4.  Sunday,  February  26th  (continued)  ½-­‐hour  Birds-­‐of-­‐a-­‐Feather/SIG  Discussions  (continued):  3:30  -­‐  4:00  pm   o Gold  Sponsor  (Discovery  Education):  Anywhere,  Anytime  Learning  with  Discovery  Education  and  More  with  Chad   Lehman  (SIG  STEM/Discovery  Education  Suite  in  Tower  II)  -­‐  In  this  session,  well  explore  a  variety  of  free,  online   professional  development  opportunities  that  you  are  available  to  you.    In  addition  to  resources  from  Discovery   Education,  well  look  around  the  web  at  other  places  where  you  can  access  online  webinars,  virtual  conferences,   video  presentations  and  podcasts.   o Elementary  Technology  Favorites  with  Susan  Keeney  (Quadrant)  –  Elementary  Technology  Favorites  that   Connect,  Create,  and  Communicate:  Explore  favorite  websites  and  creative  projects  to  use  in  your  classroom.  We   will  discuss  and  share  websites,  educational  software,  projects,  and  ideas,  which  incorporate  technology  and   creativity  -­‐  supporting  teaching  and  learning  in  the  classroom.   o Save  the  Mouse  (and  your  eyes)  -­‐  The  Power  of  Shortcut  Keys  with  Benjamin  Johnson  (Endeavor)  -­‐  Time,  there  is   never  enough  to  go  around.  What  if  some  simple  memorization  and  a  little  discipline  in  our  computing  could  help   us  take  back  upwards  of  15  minutes  per  week  of  that  precious  time.  All  we  have  to  do  is  let  go  of  the  mouse  and   learn  just  a  few  of  the  countless  shortcut  keys  collecting  dust  inside  of  our  favorite  programs.  You  may  have   learned  Ctrl-­‐Z  to  help  you  undue  your  errors  but  did  you  know  there  are  literally  thousand  of  keyboard  shortcuts   that  you  could  be  utilizing  every  day  to  streamline  your  computing  process.  Whether  you  want  to  use  it  to  learn   that  new  software  or  just  want  to  get  off  the  computer  faster  this  session  will  aim  to  get  you  back  some  of  your   precious  time.   o SmartBoards:  From  the  Box…  with  Courtney  Pfannenstein  and  Mary  Thole  (Adventure)  -­‐  Two  elementary   teachers  had  SmartBoards  installed  in  their  classrooms  while  they  attended  a  one-­‐day  SmartBoard  training  the   day  before  the  school  year  started.  Ready,  set,  go!  We  will  share  our  hiccups,  troubleshooting,  and  successes.      1-­‐hour  Informational:  • 8:30  -­‐  9:30  am   o SIG  C&C:  K-­‐12  Distance  Learning  @  Manhattan  School  of  Music  with  Juliana  Han  (Easter  Island)  -­‐  Manhattan   School  of  Music  (MSM)  instituted  its  groundbreaking  distance  learning  program  -­‐  the  first  of  its  kind  at  a  music   conservatory  -­‐  in  1996.    Since  then,  through  the  development  and  creative  use  of  broadband  videoconferencing   and  related  instructional  technologies,  the  School  has  provided  access  to  artistic  resources  that  enhance  music   education  for  students  worldwide.  This  presentation  will  introduce  attendees  to  MSMs  Distance  Learning   Program,  its  live  and  interactive  offerings  for  K-­‐12  students  with  an  emphasis  on  its  core  learning  values:  Connect.   Interact.  Listen.  Learn.,  and  its  incorporation  of  learning  standards  into  program  design,  content,  and  assessment,   as  well  as  links  to  core  subjects  such  as  social  studies  and  history.  We  will  distribute  sample  materials,  play  video   clips  from  past  presentations,  and  connect  live  back  to  the  Manhattan  School  of  Music  in  New  York  City  for  an   interactive  music  demonstration.   o SIG  DE:  Now  Considering…  with  Susan  Warner  (Voyager)     o SIG  STEM:  Games  Based  Learning  with  Craig  Kasemodel  (Resolution)  -­‐  Create  Literacy  with  Digital  Literacy  and   Transformational  Play.  Learn  how  to  incorporate  Games  Based  Learning  into  your  curriculum.  Learn  how  to   quest,  learn  about  exciting  educational  computer  games  for  all  ages  and  grades!  Learn  about  strategies  and   theories  for  cross-­‐curricular  integration  and  adaptation  for  differentiated  instruction  in  the  same  class.  Discuss   and  collaborate  on  gaming  projects.  Develop  and  practice  your  gaming  skills.  We  will  focus  on  Wolf  Quest,   Resilient  Planet,  Alice,  and  Quest  Atlantis.   o Platinum  Sponsor  (EED):  Alaska  Digital  Sandbox  with  Roxy  Mourant,  John  Monahan,  and  Tammy  Morris   (Endeavor)  -­‐  Alaska  Digital  Sandbox  is  a  FREE  secure  social  network  for  Alaskan  teachers.  Join  us to  learn  how  to   find,  upload,  and  download  great  resources  for  Alaskan  teachers.  Follow  and  make  friends  with  educators  across   Alaska  to  increase  your  personal  learning  network.   o Gold  Sponsor  (Discovery  Education):  Back  to  Basics:  Discovery  Education  Streaming  101  with  Lindsay  Hopkins   (Adventure)  -­‐  Get  down  and  dirty  with  the  basics  of  using  Discovery  Education  Streaming!    Well  fill  the  gaps  with   helpful  information  on  navigating,  talk  about  the  difference  between  streaming  and  downloading,  and  uncover   some  resources  that  you  never  knew  you  had!  This  session  is  a  great  building  block  that  prepares  you  to   springboard  to  deeper  integration.  ASTE  2012:  Create  ~  Collaborate  ~  Innovate  Conference  Planner  (Revised:  2/9/12)   Page  4  
  5. 5.  Sunday,  February  26th  (continued)  1-­‐hour  Informational  (continued):  • 8:30  -­‐  9:30  am  (continued)   o Bronze  Sponsor  (Schoolwires):  Nimbus  -­‐  Collaborative  Learning  in  the  Cloud  with  Jeff  Windsor  (Quadrant)  -­‐   Promote  creative  and  innovative  thinking,  engage  students  using  digital  tools  and  resources,  model  collaborative   knowledge  construction  in  virtual  environments.  Come  learn  how  districts  from  across  the  nation  and  beyond  are   providing  their  students,  teachers,  parents  and  community  members  with  a  safe  social  learning  environment  that   gives  the  district  the  controls  they  require  to  ensure  a  safe  educational  experience.    • 9:45  -­‐  10:45  am:   o Keynote  Speaker:  Stories  From  the  Field…  with  Lynne  Schrum  (Endeavor)  –  Fresh  from  new  research  on   leadership  in  education,  Lynne  will  share  the  stories  and  lessons  learned  from  award-­‐winning  initiatives.   o SIG  C&C:  How  to  Promote  Writing  with  Technology  with  Raymond  Voley  (Easter  Island)  -­‐  In  2011  Kenny  Lake   School  launched  a  website,  that  showcased  student  videos,  podcasts,  blogs,  and  written   stories  and  pictures.  Students  took  their  writing  to  a  new  level  by  focusing  on  community  stories  that  mattered  to   them  and  publishing  these  stories  in  a  variety  of  multimedia  formats.  Learn  how  to  combine  a  few  simple,  and   inexpensive  tools  -­‐-­‐  Weebly,  Youtube,  Flip  Cameras,  MP3  recorders,  digital  cameras  -­‐-­‐  to  transform  an  ordinary   writing  class  into  something  magical,  inspiring  and  engaging.  (Note:  Participants  should  be  familiar  with  Flip   camera  use,  and  be  comfortable  with  a  video-­‐editing  program.)   o SIG  DE:  Podcasting  101  with  Emily  Demmert  (Voyager)  -­‐  Learn  how  to  create  a  podcast  and  get  it  published  in   iTunes.       o SIG  STEM:  Integrating  Technology  in  Inquiry-­‐based  Science  Classroom  with  Jodi  Doster  (Resolution)  -­‐  This   workshop  will  model  teaching  methods  using  inquiry  and  discuss  various  methods  of  using  technology  to  teach   inquiry-­‐based  science.   o Platinum  Sponsor  (The  Chariot  Group):  SMART  Bridgit:  iPads  in  the  SMART  Classroom  with  Kristin  Astle   (Adventure)  -­‐  You  may  already  be  familiar  with  using  the  SMART  Board  and  SMART  Notebook  software  to  engage   students  in  your  classroom,  but  did  you  know  that  SMART  also  supports  iPad  implementations?  We  will  discuss   ways  in  which  teachers  can  build  and  deliver  content  that  engages  students  in  their  seats  AND  supports  distance   learning  for  students  who  are  miles  away.  It’s  all  possible  with  a  SMART  Board,  SMART  Notebook,  SMART   Response  VE,  and  the  Bridgit  app  for  iPad.  Come  see  how  your  investment  in  SMART  is  amplified  in  the  iPad-­‐ equipped  classroom.  (Note:  Participants  who  want  to  actively  engage  in  the  content  of  the  session  must  bring   their  own  laptop  computer  with  SMART  Notebook  v10.8  or  greater  loaded  on  it  and  Bridgit,  and/or  iPad  with   SMART  Bridgit  app  -­‐  found  at  the  iTunes  App  Store.)   o Gold  Sponsor  (Discovery  Education):  Navigating  the  Discovery  Education  Science  TECHBOOK  with  Scott  Koziol   (SIG  STEM/Discovery  Education  Suite  in  Tower  II)  -­‐  Reach  21st  Century  learners  through  the  use  of  digital   resources  from  the  Discovery  Education  Science  TECHBOOK,  an  innovative  replacement  for  the  traditional   “textbook”.   o Building  In-­‐Depth  Online  PLCPs  with  CJ  Allison  (Whitby)  -­‐  The  Alaska  Career  Information  System  (AKCIS)  provides   students  and  adults  with  comprehensive  career  planning  &  exploration  resources.  It  is  also  a  good  option  to  help   develop  and  house  a  students  Personal  Learning  and  Career  Plan  (PLCP).  This  hands-­‐on  session  will  walk  you   through  saving  goals,  action  plans,  student  work  samples,  resume  information,  and  assessment  results  into  the   student  portfolio  to  begin  forming  a  comprehensive  plan.  Participants  will  use  scenarios  to  understand  how  to   better  use  AKCIS  with  their  students.  (Note:  Participants  must  bring  their  own  laptop.)    • 11:00  am  -­‐  12:00  pm   o Featured  Speakers:  ABC’s  of  Advocacy  with  David  Byer  and  Hilary  Goldmann  (Endeavor)  –  Join  in  the   conversation  about  the  national  policy  agenda  regarding  educational  technology,  and  learn  what  you  can  do  to   make  a  difference  in  how  the  discussion  unfolds.  ASTE  2012:  Create  ~  Collaborate  ~  Innovate  Conference  Planner  (Revised:  2/9/12)   Page  5  
  6. 6. o    Sunday,  February  26th    (continued)  1-­‐hour  Informational  (continued):  • 11:00  am  -­‐  12:00  pm  (continued)   o SIG  C&C:  Using  iMovie  09  to  Create  a  Middle  School  News  Program  with  Jenny  Long  (Easter  Island)  -­‐  Have  a   motivated  group  of  students,  a  video  camera,  and  iMovie  09  or  newer  and  you  have  all  that  you  need  to  set  up  a   news  program  in  your  middle  school.  This  session  will  provide  you  with  a  couple  of  models  for  creating  a  news   program  that  can  be  aired  regularly  school  wide  or  used  as  a  single  project  for  a  class.  A  news  program  is  a  great   vehicle  to  get  student  directed  ideas  out  to  the  entire  school  through  creativity,  kid  friendly  topics,  language  and   style  while  increasing  public  speaking  confidence  and  computer  skills.   o SIG  DE:  Bottom  Up  -­‐  Real  Distance  Learning  in  Rural  Alaska  and  Beyond  -­‐  Using  Blackboard  Collaborate  and  Other   Collaborative  Tools  with  Matthew  Stark  (Voyager)  -­‐  Are  there  too  many  levels  in  your  classroom?  Do  you  have   too  many  subjects  to  prep  each  day?  Do  you  find  you  have  to  teach  many  levels  of  math  and  reading  in  one  day?   Are  there  other  schools  in  your  district  with  the  same  problems?  Do  you  teach  in  rural  Alaska?  The  south  half  of   the  Lake  and  Peninsula  School  District  has  embarked  on  a  new  adventure  in  order  to  solve  some  of  our  problems   with  having  a  limited  amount  of  teachers  and  students  in  many  levels  in  each  classroom.  The  Lake  and  Peninsula   School  District  decided  this  year  to  use  Blackboard  Collaborate  and  a  set  schedule  to  teach  math  and  reading  via   distance  delivery.  The  seven  schools  students  log  in  at  the  same  time  and  a  highly  qualified  teacher  teaches  a   math  or  reading  course  to  students  across  the  district.  The  student’s  ownership,  engagement,  and  ease  of  using   our  new  distance  classes  became  our  greatest  surprise.  We  used  a  bottom  up  approach  to  figure  out  how  we   could  use  our  limited  resources.   o SIG  STEM:  3D  Modeling  for  Everyone  -­‐  Introducing  Google  SketchUp  with  John  Bailey  and  Katie  Kennedy   (Resolution)  -­‐  Google  SketchUp  is  a  fun,  easy  to  use,  3D  modeling  computer  program.  The  software  combines  a   tool-­‐set  with  an  intelligent  drawing  system.  It  enables  users  to  create  3D  models,  and  in  combination  with  Google   Earth  use  real  world  coordinates  to  geographically  locate  them  and  share  them  with  others.  Worldwide,  teachers   are  using  it  in  many  grade  levels  and  in  many  subject  areas  from  computer  technology  to  math,  geography,  and   science.  Alaska  is  now  the  recipient  of  a  statewide  SketchUp  Pro  license  grant,  allowing  all  schools  to  install  this   innovative  program  for  free.  In  this  session  SketchUps  high  level  of  usability  and  rapid  learning  curve  will  be   demonstrated  by  a  hands-­‐on  tutorial,  by  the  end  of  which  participants  will  have  created  their  own  textured  3D   building.  There  will  also  be  an  opportunity  to  ask  questions  about  obtaining  and  using  SketchUp  Pro  licenses  at   your  school.     o Platinum  Sponsor  (The  Chariot  Group):  Components  in  Digital  Signage  Solutions  in  Education  with  Adam   Kersgard  (Adventure)  -­‐  What  are  the  elements  of  a  visual  communications  solution?  This  class  focuses  on  what  to   consider  when  formulating  a  digital  signage  solution  for  a  campus,  building  or  classroom  environment.  The  class   will  break  down  the  components,  from  software  to  hardware,  creative  content  to  installation,  and  finally   warranty  and  maintenance.  What  every  school  needs  to  know  about  visual  communication  solutions. o Gold  Sponsor  (Discovery  Education):  50  Ways  to  Integrate  Discovery  Education  STREAMING  with  Lindsay  Hopkins   (SIG  STEM/Discovery  Education  Suite  in  Tower  II)  -­‐  Did  you  know  that  Discovery  Education  streaming  has  videos,   an  interactive  atlas,  dynamic  calendar,  thousands  of  quiz  questions,  images,  speeches,  and  sound  effects?    This   fast-­‐pasted,  energizing  session  will  open  your  eyes  to  the  possibilities  of  digital  media  and  Discovery  Education   streaming  in  the  classroom. o Bronze  Sponsor  (Gaggle):  Filtering  and  Archiving  for  Google  Apps  with  Tom  Petit  (Quadrant)  -­‐  Looking  for  a  safe   and  secure  CIPPA  compliant  atmosphere  for  Google  Apps?  Come  see  Gaggle  where  filtering  of  inappropriate   content  and  pornographic  images  is  our  passion.  We’ll  also  show  you  our  cloud  based  archiving  solution  for   Google  Apps.  We  can  archive  Gmail,  Docs,  Calendars,  and  Talk  with  complete  data  integrity!    • 1:00  -­‐  2:00  pm   o SIG  C&C:  Think  Globally  Learn  Locally-­‐Using  21st  Century  Learning  Tools  with  Lynnette  Sullivan  (Easter  Island)  -­‐   Research  has  shown  that  younger  children  are  able  to  learn  a  new  language  more  easily  than  at  older  ages.    In   addition  the  cultural  sharing  and  knowledge  provide  rich  learning  experiences  that  broaden  attitudes  and  provide   opportunities  for  authentic  learning.      What  happens  when  you  combine  a  language  immersion  program  with   Promethean  interactive  white  boards  in  every  classroom?    You  discover  how  to  Actively  Inspire  and  engage   learners  for  a  global  experience  where  students  can  reach  out  and  "touch"  the  world.  ASTE  2012:  Create  ~  Collaborate  ~  Innovate  Conference  Planner  (Revised:  2/9/12)   Page  6  
  7. 7.    Sunday,  February  26th    (continued)  1-­‐hour  Informational  (continued):  • 1:00  -­‐  2:00  pm  (continued)   o SIG  DE:  Edmodo:  The  Educational  Facebook  with  Nicole  Bourque  (Voyager)  -­‐  What  student  would  object  to  using   Facebook  in  the  classroom?  Reach  your  disengaged  students  through  Edmodo,  an  educational  Facebook.  This   session  will  give  a  brief  overview  of  Edmodo  and  ideas  for  how  it  can  be  incorporated  into  the  classroom.  Specific   examples  from  a  team  of  8th  grade  core  subject  teachers  will  be  given.  Bring  your  own  laptop  or  watch  how  to   create  a  teacher  account,  a  student  account,  and  explore  the  different  features  Edmodo  has  to  offer.   o SIG  STEM:  Using  Technology  in  a  Inquiry-­‐based  Science  Classroom  with  Jodi  Doster  (Resolution)  -­‐  This  sectional   will  be  to  show  and  discuss  various  methods  of  using  technology  to  teach  inquiry-­‐based  science  lessons.   o Platinum  Sponsor  (Alaska  Communications  with  AASB):  Content  as  Educational  Currency  with  Sandy  Knechtel   and  Woody  Wicks  (Endeavor)  -­‐  iTunesU  is  one  of  many  educational  resources  available  to  educators  and  students   who  wish  to  learn  more  through  immersive  presentations,  write  ups  and  multimedia  assets.  It  extends  learning   windows  and  brings  topics  to  life  in  ways  that  textbooks  simply  cannot.  It  also  benefits  from  the  contributions  of   many.  The  Alaska  Association  of  School  Boards  has  launched  Alaska’s  Educational  Resource  iTunesU  portal  and  is   aggregating  content  at  a  quickening  pace.  Alaska  Communications  strives  to  promote  education  and  business   partnerships  and  is  contributing  content  to  aid  in  this  goal.  Come  learn  about  the  iTunesU  portal,  what  content  is   available  and  bring  your  ideas  for  what  content  would  be  most  beneficial  to  educators  in  Alaska.  Together  Alaska   Communications  and  AASB  want  to  bring  these  resources  to  life  for  educators  statewide. o Platinum  Sponsor  (GCI  SchoolAccess):  Video  Conferencing:    Pedagogical  Strategies  and  Best  Practices  with  Elaine   Schuck  (Adventure)  -­‐  Delivery  of  excellent  instruction  at  a  distance  is  dependent  upon  the  instructors  ability  to   engage  the  student/trainee.  Learn  key  techniques  that  can  greatly  improve  quality  of  learning  and  eliminate  the   feeling  of  distance.  Instructor  will  explore  course  and  session  management  issues  such  as  evaluation/assessment,   discipline  procedures,  communication  protocol,  establishing  ground  rules,  tutoring,  missed  class  procedure,   copyright,  and  how  to  handle  multipoint  classes.   o Gold  Sponsor  (Discovery  Education):  Once  Upon  a  Digital  Integration:  Practical  Stories  from  Successful  Schools   with  Justin  Karkow  (SIG  STEM/Discovery  Education  Suite  in  Tower  II)  -­‐  This  session  is  designed  to  support   educational  leaders  in  their  professional  development  and  systems  improvement  efforts,  to  dramatically  improve   student  engagement  and  performance.    The  content  of  the  session  will  provide  practical  advice  and  insights  that   illustrate  what  the  best  research  in  professional  development  looks  like  when  it’s  transferred  to  practice.    Important  lessons  from  model  schools  who  are  implementing  the  Common  Core,  and  highly-­‐effective  school   leaders  will  illustrate  the  critical  levers  for  conducting  professional  development  that  connects  the  best   pedagogical  practices  with  digital  media,  technologies,  and  resources  to  support  improved  teacher  performance,   and  student  achievement.   o Silver  Sponsor  (Dell/GCSIT):  Using  the  SW500wi  Interactive  Ultra  Short  Throw  Projector  to  Bring  Lesson  Plans  to   Life  with  Trevor  Azavedo  (Quadrant)  -­‐  Help  take  learning  to  a  new  level  by  projecting  large,  clear  images  onto   virtually  any  surface  and  take  advantage  of  3D4  projection  capability.  Your  students  will  enjoy  getting  out  of  the   textbook  and  onto  the  screen.    The  S500wi  can  operate  with  other  vendor’s  software  and  hardware,  helping  you   to  maximize  your  existing  investment.   o Digital  Storytelling  with  Vanessa  Powell  (Whitby)  -­‐  This  class  is  designed  for  educators  of  grades  3-­‐6  who  are   interested  in  integration  of  technology,  writing,  speaking,  art  and  presentation.  If  youre  looking  for  a  way  to  hold   your  students  interest  while  they  learn  new  technology,  test  out  new  skills,  organize  their  thinking  in  concrete   ways  and  create  an  end  product  that  will  engage  administrators  and  parents,  then  Digital  Storytelling  is  what   youve  been  seeking.    • 2:15  -­‐  3:15  pm   o SIG  C&C:  Screencasting  Made  Easy!  with  Craig  Kasemodel  (Easter  Island)  -­‐  Screencasting  Made  Easy!  Learn  how   to  use  Screencasting  to  differentiate  your  curriculum.  Learn  about  several  online  screencasting  tools.  Dive  into  an   in-­‐depth  discussion  of  Camtasia  Studio,  a  non-­‐destructive  editor  and  screen  recorder.  Learn  about  screen   captures,  recording  audio,  creating  closed  captions,  producing  interactive  quizzes,  and  creating  video.  ASTE  2012:  Create  ~  Collaborate  ~  Innovate  Conference  Planner  (Revised:  2/9/12)   Page  7  
  8. 8.  Sunday,  February  26th    (continued)  1-­‐hour  Informational  (continued):  • 2:15  -­‐  3:15  pm  (continued)   o SIG  DE:  Mobile  Learning  with  Keith  Zamudio  (Voyager)  -­‐  With  the  advent  of  mobile  technologies,  1  to  1  laptop   programs  and  the  prevalence  of  Web  2.0  learning  environments,  increasingly,  students  are  in  a  position  to   leverage  and  participate  in  classroom  activities  online.  The  goal  of  this  session  is  to  discuss  and  explore  solutions   for  school  districts  to  provide  visiting  students  Internet  access  for  educational  purposes.  For  any  school  district   this  means  meeting  the  requirements  of  federal  law  set  forth  in  CIPA  (Childrens  Internet  Protection  Act),   complying  with  the  school  district  policies  and  procedures,  maintaining  network  security,  and  deployment.   Deployment  needs  to  be  secure,  safe  and  manageable.  Manageability  will  create  its  own  set  of  circumstances   that  will  need  to  be  addressed  by  school  districts  IT departments.  Come  share,  discuss  and  learn  as  we  continue   to  "promote  access  to  technology,  connectivity  to  information  resources  and  technology  integration  for  all   Alaskan  learners."   o SIG  STEM:  iPads  in  Education:  Transforming  Teaching  &  Learning  with  Maureen  Cronin-­‐Wmscornelius  and   Keenan  Casteel  (Resolution)  -­‐  In  this  session  see  how  Apps  are  transforming  the  teaching  &  learning  process.     Discover  standards  aligned  interdisciplinary  Apps  that  integrate  Science,  Technology,  Engineering,  and   Mathematics  (STEM),  NCTE  21st  Century  Literacy  standards,  and  ISTE  Educational  technology  standards.  Apps  are   expanding  learning  experiences  beyond  the  classroom  with  SKYPE  and  FaceTime  Apps.  Collaborate  with  iPad   productivity  Apps  that  allow  the  creation  and  sharing  of  compelling  work  using  one  digital  resource.  Just  when   your  overwhelmed...  Yes!  iPads  offer  educators  a  compelling  tool  for  data  driven  instructional  strategies  including   RtI,  a  plan  of  continuous  instruction,  screening,  intervention  and  monitoring.   o Platinum  Sponsor  (EED):  Google  Sketchup  Pro  in  Alaskan  Classrooms  with  Tammy  Morris  and  Katie  Kennedy   (Voyager)  –  Alaskan  teachers  can  now  have  free  access  to  Google  Sketchup  Pro,  thanks  to  a  statewide  license.   Google  SketchUp  is  software  that  you  can  use  to  create  3D  models  of  anything  you  like.  Teachers  are  using  it  on   many  grade  levels  and  in  many  subject  areas  from  computer  technology  to  math,  geography,  and  science.  Join  us   in  this  session  to  be  introduced  to  the  impact  Google  Sketchup  Pro,  in  conjunction  with  Google  Earth  (also  free)   can  have  in  your  classroom.   o Gold  Sponsor  (Discovery  Education):  I  Can  Do  That  With  PowerPoint?  Multi-­‐Media  Presentations  with  Discovery   Education  with  Lindsay  Hopkins  (SIG  STEM/Discovery  Education  Suite  in  Tower  II)  -­‐  We  all  know  that  the   computer,  projector  and  PowerPoint  have  replaced  the  old  slide  projector,  but  did  you  know  that  PowerPoint  can   also  be  combined  with  Discovery  Education  videos,  sounds,  images,  and  effects  to  create  engaging  multimedia   presentations?  During  this  session  will  explore  the  necessary  (and  not-­‐so-­‐scary)  steps  for  integrating  digital  media   with  PowerPoint.   o Gold  Sponsor  (DRS  Defense):  Leveraging  FREE  resources  in  Education  with  Michael  Martinez  (Adventure)  -­‐  In  this   session  we  will:  discuss  the  availability  of  FREE  education  resources  and  identify  sources  of  media  rich  content;   discuss  the  importance  of  integrating  externally  developed  content  into  the  classroom;  and  discuss  the  important   of  developing  an  attitude  of  continual  learning  to  prepare  students  to  compete  in  the  economy  of  the  future. o Bronze  Sponsor  (Integrated  Logic):  Managing  Networks  for  1  to  1  Devices  with  Rob  Burgoyne  (Quadrant)  -­‐  A  dive   into  management  options  for  schools  facing  the  challenges  of  high  density  laptop  and  tablet  deployment.     o Digital  Puppets  for  Primary  with  Krystal  Price  (Resolution)  -­‐  Directions  on  how  to  make  a  green  screen  puppet   theatre  for  your  classroom.  Examples  of  uses  and  a  quick  run  through  on  assembling  the  final  product.    3-­‐hour  Hands-­‐On:  • 8:30  -­‐  11:30  am   o SIG  DI:  Building  Student  Identity  Through  ePortfolios  with  Don  Peterson  and  Skip  Via  (Club  Room  I)  -­‐  This  session   examines  current  and  emerging  uses  of  electronic  portfolios  in  post-­‐secondary  education.  Well  take  a  look  at  a   proprietary  eportfolio  (specifically  LiveText)  and  its  current  application  in  the  UAF  School  of  Education.  In   addition,  the  session  will  examine  the  use  of  Google  Sites  as  a  platform  for  student  portfolios  in  the  M.Ed.  Online   Innovation  and  Design  program  and  other  UAF  classes.  We  hope  to  facilitate  a  discussion  of  the  role  of   eportfolios  in  teaching  and  learning  and  explore  practical  solutions  for  implementation.  Please  bring  your  own   questions  and  examples  of  eportfolios  that  you  can  share.  ASTE  2012:  Create  ~  Collaborate  ~  Innovate  Conference  Planner  (Revised:  2/9/12)   Page  8  
  9. 9.  Sunday,  February  26th    (continued)  3-­‐hour  Hands-­‐On  (continued):  • 8:30  –  11:30  am  (continued)   o Platinum  Sponsor  (Apple):  Apple  iOS  Programming with  Steve Hayman  (Club  Room  II)  -­‐  Well  discuss  and   demonstrate  -­‐  and  let  you  try  -­‐  Apples  software  development  tools  for  the  iPad,  iPhone  and  iPod  Touch,  and   show  how  individuals  and  institutions  are  building  innovative  mobile  applications  for  their  organizations  and  the   wider  world.  Well  highlight  and  deconstruct  some  popular  applications  -­‐  both  web-­‐based,  and  native  -­‐  and  show   you  how  to  get  started  building  your  own  with  Apples  free  developer  tools.  Well  talk  about  web  development   with  Dashcode,  native  application  development  with  Xcode  and  Interface  Builder,  and  review  the  integration  and   deployment  options  and  Apples  developer  program.  And  if  the  presenter  messes  up,  we  may  accidentally  wind   up  demonstrating  the  debugger  as  well.   o Edmodo-­‐Connect&Engage!  with  Lori  Manion  (Whitby)  -­‐  Are  you  interested  in  learning  more  about  the  leading   social  learning  network  for  k12  education?  Then  this  is  the  presentation  for  you!  Edmodo  is  transforming  the  way   teachers  and  students  connect,  engage  and  learn  both  inside  and  outside  the  classroom.  This  is  a  free,  private   online  social  platform  that  allows  educators  to  share  ideas,  files,  links,  events  and  assignments  while  developing   collaborative  groups  within  the  classroom,  school  and  district.  If  you  like  the  feel  of  Facebook,  you  will  appreciate   the  ease  in  which  you  (and  your  colleagues  and  students)  transition  over  to  Edmodo  as  a  secure  social   environment  for  schools.  Bring  your  laptop  and  get  ready  to  build  your  collaborative  structure  and  learn   strategies  for  applying  this  to  your  classroom,  school  or  district.    By  the  end  of  the  session,  you  will  have  a   product  you  can  implement  the  next  day.    • 1:00  -­‐  4:00  pm   o SIG  DI:  Disrupting  the  Institution  with  Skip  Via  and  Chris  Lott  and  featuring  Lee  Graham  (Club  Room  I)    -­‐  Driven  by   passionate  innovators  engaged  in  the  proverbial  “thinking  outside  the  box,”  disruptive  innovation  creates  new   values  and  new  networks...something  institutions  find,  at  best,  difficult  to  accommodate,  at  worst  something  to   fear  and  repress.  What,  then,  does  disruptive  innovation  look  like  inside  the  educational  institution?  What  do   innovative  educators  do  with-­‐-­‐and  demand  from-­‐-­‐their  students?  From  flipping  the  classroom  and  mobile   learning  to  social  media  and  students  as  creators,  let’s  examine  some  real-­‐life  educational  innovations,  try  out   some  interesting  technologies,  share  from  our  own  experiences,  and  brainstorm  ways  to  move  forward  despite   institutional  lethargy  and  the  chorus  of  nay-­‐sayers  who  claim  innovation  is  impossible.   o Platinum  Sponsor  (Apple):  Moving  to  Mobility  with  Dan  McCormick  and  Pete  Vraspir  (Club  Room  II)  -­‐  In  this   session,  participants  will  get  hands-­‐on  experience  with  Apple  mobile  technology  and  how  it  can  be  applied  in  the   classroom.  The  focus  will  be  around  classroom  application  and  content  specific  to  the  core  curriculum  as  well  as   special  education.  Apps,  iTunes  U  and  other  student  centric  and  engaging  content  will  be  explored  and  discussed.          6-­‐hour  Hands-­‐On:  8:30  am  -­‐  4:00  pm   o Featured  Speaker:  Google  Workshop  for  Educators  with  Jim  Sill  (Quarter  Deck)  -­‐  This  workshop  will  focus  not  he   use  of  technology  to  support  teaching  and  learning.  The  session  will  be  intended  for  an  audience  of  teachers  and   administrators  with  intermediate  technology  skills.  The  content  will  focus  on  the  use  of  free  Google  tools  in   education.  Specifically,  content  will  focus  on  Google  Search,  Google  Docs,  Google  Calendar,  and  Google  Groups.   Time  permitting,  additional  Google  tools,  including  Google  Reader,  will  also  be  covered.  Materials  and  activities   will  be  similar  to  those  developed  by  Computer  Using  Educators  (CUE)  for  the  Google  Teacher  Academy.  Each   participant  will  also  be  inducted  into  the  Google  Workshop  for  Educators,  an  online  professional  development   community.    Bonus  Opportunity:  4:15-­‐5:45  pm   o ACSS  &  AGA  2.0  Reception  and  Information  Session  (Quarter  Deck):  The  Alaska  Council  for  the  Social  Studies   (ACSS)  and  the  Alaska  Geographic  Alliance  (AGA)  invite  all  ASTE  members  interested  in  social  studies  to  attend  an   informal  gathering  to  learn  about  the  work  of  these  organizations  and  to  explore  opportunities  to  bring   geography,  history  and  social  studies  to  all!    There  will  be  hors  douevres  and  great  door  prizes.    Join  us!  ASTE  2012:  Create  ~  Collaborate  ~  Innovate  Conference  Planner  (Revised:  2/9/12)   Page  9  
  10. 10.  Monday,  February  27th    ½-­‐hour  Birds-­‐of-­‐a-­‐Feather/SIG  Discussions:  1:00  -­‐  1:30  pm   o SIG  C&C:  SIG  Discussion  with  Therese  Ashton  and  Frank  Hauser  (Easter  Island)   o SIG  DI:  Reading  Group  with  Skip  Via  and  Chris  Lott  (Club  Room  I)   o SIG  R  (Whitby):      Alaska  Statewide  Mentoring  Project:  Teachers’  Growth  and  Retention  with  Barb  Adams  –-­‐  The  Alaska  Statewide   Mentor  Project  (ASMP)  provides  mentoring  to  first-­‐  and  second-­‐year  teachers  in  order  to  shorten  the  learning   time  of  a  professional  who  is  new  to  the  career.  The  mentor  model  is  grounded  in  teaching  standards  and   employs  a  formative  assessment  system  of  data  collection.  From  the  evidence  gathered  mentors  complete  a   teacher  growth  tool.  Retention  is  calculated  based  on  labor  data.  To  address  if  ASMP  is  meeting  its  objective,   these  data  are  merged  to  address  the  question,  do  we  have  higher  retention  rates  of  early  career  teachers  who   grow  more  professionally  during  ASMP  mentoring  than  those  who  do  not  grow  as  much?    Copper  River  Teaching  with  M.  Johnson  -­‐  For  centuries  Ahtna  Athabascan  Alaska  Natives  have  educated  their   youth  to  survive  in  a  subsistence  lifestyle.  For  reasons  this  study  seeks  to  explore,  Ahtna  Athabascans  have   chosen  not  to  integrate  their  traditional  educational  values  into  the  public  school  system  by  becoming  public   school  teachers.  Using  a  mixed-­‐method  approach,  this  cross-­‐cultural  study  utilizes  a  non-­‐formalized  survey  and   phenomenological  interviews.  Through  the  study,  Ahtna  Athabascans  expressed  an  overwhelming  desire  to  see   more  Ahtna  Athabascans  teachers  in  public  schools.  (from  Mr.  Johnson’s  UAF  Ph.D.  Dissertation  research)   o SIG  STEM:  SIG  Discussion  with  Wade  Roach  and  Craig  Kasemodel  (Resolution)   o ASTE:  ASTE  Credit  Course  with  Tammy  Morris  (Endeavor)  -­‐  Join  us  for  an  informational  session  to  learn  how  you   can  easily  earn  1  or  2  credits  for  attending  the  2012  ASTE  Conference  and,  at  the  same  time,  extend  the  benefits   you  gain  at  the  conference  by  exploring  your  conference  experience  with  other  participants.  This  is  a  great   opportunity  to  meet  other  participants  and  the  course  instructor  in  person.  Bring  your  computer  and  well  get   you  all  set  to  go  on  the  course  Ning.  (Attendance  at  this  session  is  not  a  requirement  of  the  course  and  attending   the  session  does  not  mean  you  have  to  sign  up  for  the  course.)   o ASTE  Partner  (AASB/CDL): Consortium  for  Digital  Learning  Updates  with  Bob  Whicker  and  Steve  Nelson   (Voyager)  -­‐  This  session  will  apprise  attendees  of  the  recent  development  of  the  Association  of  Alaska  School   Boards  Consortium  for  Digital  Learning.  Topics  will  range  from  digital  repository  contents,  professional   development  offerings,  and  legislative  efforts  to  expand  digital  learning  to  every  student  in  Alaska.   o Gold  Sponsor  (Discovery  Education):  Navigating  the  Discovery  Education  Science  TECHBOOK  with  Scott  Koziol   (SIG  STEM/Discovery  Education  Suite  in  Tower  II)  -­‐  Reach  21st  Century  learners  through  the  use  of  digital   resources  from  the  Discovery  Education  Science  TECHBOOK,  an  innovative  replacement  for  the  traditional   “textbook”.   o SmartBoards:  …To  the  Classroom  with  Courtney  Pfannenstein  and  Mary  Thole  (Adventure)  -­‐  Two  elementary   teachers  had  SmartBoards  installed  in  their  classrooms  while  they  attended  a  one-­‐day  SmartBoard  training  the   day  before  the  school  year  started.  Ready,  set,  go!  We  will  share  search  tips  for  Smart  Exchange  lessons  and   demonstration  of  SmartBoard  lessons  our  students  love  will  be  included  K-­‐2  &  3-­‐5.   o Touch  Technology  with  Joe  Hackenmueller  and  Tim  Andrew  (Quadrant)  –  An  opportunity  to  explore  the  topic  of   this  evolving  technology  and  its  impact  on  the  teaching  and  learning  process.    1-­‐hour  Informational:  • 9:45  -­‐  10:45  am   o Featured  Speaker:  Voices  Carry  Advocacy  Panel  with  Hilary  Goldmann,  ISTE  Senior  Government  Affairs  Officer  ~   Representative  Sharon  Cissna  (Anchorage)  ~  Bob  Whicker,  ASTE  Advocate  of  the  Year  ~  Mary  Wegner,  ASTE   President  and  ETAN  Co-­‐Chair  ~  Moderated  by  Mark  Standley,  ASTE  Advocacy  Chair  and  President-­‐Elect,  and  ETAN   Co-­‐Chair  (Endeavor)  –  A  unique  opportunity  to  be  part  of  both  state  and  national  discussions  on  issues  of   significance  to  ASTE  members.   o SIG  C&C:  QR  Codes  in  the  Classroom  with  Larissa  Wright-­‐Elson  (Easter  Island)  -­‐  Quick  Response,  or  QR  codes,  are   everywhere  these  days  from  store  fronts  to  labels  to  resumes.  QR  codes  can  be  used  for  content  delivery,   research,  collaboration,  and  convenience.  In  this  presentation  we  will  review  uses  of  QR  codes,  demonstrate  how   they  are  created,  and  view  current  student  work.  ASTE  2012:  Create  ~  Collaborate  ~  Innovate  Conference  Planner  (Revised:  2/9/12)   Page  10  
  11. 11.  Monday,  February  27th    (continued)  1-­‐hour  Informational  (continued):  • 9:45  -­‐  10:45  am  (continued)   o SIG  DI:  Living  with  Blackboard  with  Heidi  Olson  and  Chris  Lott  (Club  Room  I)  -­‐  Even  if  deep  down  you  think  the   glass  is  half  empty,  it  really  can  be  half  full!  Often  working  within  the  constraints  of  a  Learning  Management   system  is  a  challenge,  but  there  is  also  great  potential  to  make  the  features  work  for  you.  In  this  session  well  talk   about  how  to  use  blackboard  to  help  with  classroom  management,  provide  quality  assessments  activities,  and   provide  collaboration  opportunities  for  students.  If  you  have  a  trick  that  youd  like  to  share  please  help  us  to  fill   up  the  glass!   o SIG  STEM:  Infusing  K-­‐6  Science  Lessons  with  Technology  with  Marilyn  Doore  (Resolution)  -­‐  Overview  of  integrated   science  and  technology  lessons  and  activities  created  by  classroom  teacher  and  educational  technology  teacher.   Lessons  integrate  multimedia,  word  processing,  data  collection  and  more.   o ASTE:  ASTE  Newbies  with  Sam  McPhetres  (Whitby)  -­‐  Learn  how  to  get  the  most  out  of  your  ASTE  experience!  Tips   and  tricks  from  a  veteran  ASTE  participant  how  what  to  do  and  how  to  enjoy  your  time  at  ASTE.  Or...  if  youve  got   some  experience  and  want  to  share  your  knowledge,  come  on  down.   o Platinum  Sponsor  (Apple):  Managing  your  Mobile  Device  Ecosystem  with  AppTrack  with  Kevin Heneveld  (Club   Room  II)  -­‐  Schools  who  embrace  mobile  devices  in  education  are  facing  the  sobering  realization  that  there  is  a  lot   more  involved  than  handing  out  iPads.  Teachers  need  to  quickly  and  easily  order  apps  and  get  content  to  their   devices.  Meanwhile  administrators  struggle  with  how  to  review,  approve,  purchase  and  distribute  the  apps,   create  district  email  accounts  to  use  with  iTunes,  manage  account  names  and  passwords,  track  application   licenses  and  ensure  compliance  with  district  policies.  AppTrack  is  a  software  solution  developed  specifically  for   the  education  marked  to  handle  all  aspects  of  mobile  device  management,  going  well  beyond  "MDM"  to  provide   an  end-­‐to-­‐end  solution  for  your  mobile  device  ecosystem.   o Platinum  Sponsor  (GCI  SchoolAccess):  Community  and  Collaboration  with  Interactive  Video  Conferencing  with   Monica  Cougan  and  Missy  Fraze  (Adventure)  -­‐  Circling  the  globe  from  east  to  west,  urban  or  rural,  we  each  live  in   a  unique  community.  What  can  we  learn  from  our  area,  from  our  varied  citizens  or  natural  resources?  More   importantly,  what  can  your  students  learn?  This  session  will  highlight  the  creative,  project  based  learning   opportunities  through  the  KC3  (Kids  Creating  Community  Content)  and  the  Center  for  Interactive  Learning  and   Collaboration  (CILC).  We  will  incorporate  live,  interactive  sessions  with  KC3  participants  from  around  the  globe.   o Gold  Sponsor  (Discovery  Education):  Teaching  with  a  Techbook:  A  New  Age  of  Science  Instruction  with  Discovery   Education  SCIENCE  TECHBOOK  with  Lindsay  Hopkins  (Quadrant)  -­‐  Built  from  the  ground  up  to  address  state   standards,  Discovery  Education  SCIENCE  TECHBOOK  is  the  new  primary  instructional  resource  for  elementary  and   middle  schools  with  dynamic,  interactive  resources  to  support  the  5E  Model  of  Instruction  and  capture  digitally   native  students  attention.  During  this  session,  well  explore  the  Discovery  Education  SCIENCE  tools  and  discover   how  resources  like  an  interactive  periodic  table  and  glossary  can  help  make  science  cool  again.  Join  this  session   and  learn  how  you  can  incorporate  Discovery  Educations  interactive  labs,  high  quality  videos  from  series  like   Mythbusters  and  Planet  Earth,  virtual  labs,  and  a  formative  on-­‐line  assessment  into  your  classroom.  Participants   will  leave  with  an  extended  trial  code  to  take  back  to  their  schools.  Grade  levels:  K-­‐8.   o Bronze  Sponsor  (Schoolwires):  Centricity2:  Well  Grow  With  You  with  Marla  Mason  and  Jeff  Windsor  (Voyager)  -­‐   Marla  Mason,  Matsu  Borough  School  District,  and  Jeff  Windsor,  Product  Specialist  at  Schoolwires,  will  take  you   on  a  journey  of  Centricity  -­‐-­‐-­‐  both  from  a  client  and  a  product  specialist  perspective.  Centricity2  is  content   management  on  a  whole  new  level,  bringing  together  all  your  essential  technologies,  tools  and  information  in   one  place.  With  Centricity2,  youll  engage  with  the  members  in  your  K-­‐12  community  like  never  before  to  support   student,  school  and  district  success.  In  this  session  youll  hear  from  fellow  ASTE  members  how  their  district  has   advanced  using  Centricity2,  see  the  latest  product  enhancements,  and  learn  how  you  too  can  leverage  the   Centricity2  platform  to  create,  collaborate,  and  innovate.   o Project  Puqigtut  with  Karen  Phillip  (Quarter  Deck)  -­‐  Project  Puqigtut  is  a  program  providing  online  supplemental   core  courses  to  Alaska  Native  and  American  Indian  Anchorage  School  District  (ASD)  students  that  have  been   adapted  and/or  created  to  be  culturally  responsive.  Puqigtut  provides  Transitional  &  Social  Service  Coordinators   to  provide  support  and  study  opportunities  as  well  as  loan  laptops,  Internet  keys  and  transportation  to  Puqigtut   students.  Puqigtut  offers  courses  in  Language  Arts,  Math,  and  Social  Studies  for  credit  recovery,  getting  ahead   and/or  improving  GPA.  ASTE  2012:  Create  ~  Collaborate  ~  Innovate  Conference  Planner  (Revised:  2/9/12)   Page  11