Wednesday 3:00 - 5:00 pm - Session Evaluation Form


2401
Why Should I Tweet?
This introductory session covers the basics of Twitter and navigates beginners through the sea of available social networking information.

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Presenter: Bonnie Grover (groverschool@msn.com)
Avery Parsons Elementary, Buena Vista School District
Technical Focus: Web 2.0 Tools, Social Media, Professional Development
Grade Level: Pre-K–Elementary, Middle School, High School
Session: Wednesday 3:00pm–5:00pm
Location: Copper Station, Wheeler A



2402
Google Sites
Explore a wonderful way to communicate with students and parents by inviting others to collaborate on projects. Learn to teach students how to create websites then add resources on-the-fly using Google Sites. All you need to get onboard with this fabulous 21st Century tool is access to the Internet and a Gmail account.

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Presenter: Chris Clementi (chriscmoore@yahoo.com)
Mountain Ridge Middle School, Academy School District 20
Technical Focus: Google Apps, Leadership, Professional Development
Grade Level: All Grades
Session: Wednesday 3:00pm–5:00pm
Location: Copper Station, Wheeler B



2403
The Amazing Race—Google Apps Style
Learn a fun way to introduce your students to Google Apps loosely based on the popular reality show “The Amazing Race.”

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Presenter: Ben Johnson (benj@psdschools.org)
Poudre School District
Technical Focus: Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, The Arts, Web 2.0 Tools, Google Apps, Techie, Multimedia, Social Media, Professional Development
Grade Level: All Grades
Session: Wednesday 3:00pm–5:00pm
Location: Copper Station, Wheeler C



2404
Moving Pictures Across the Curriculum
Explore the rich, rhetorical offerings of multimedia texts, then learn how to use them to design effective communication assignments that span diverse academic subjects.

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Presenter: Anna MacBriar (macbriar@colorado.edu)
University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Colorado
Co-Presenters: Molly LeClair, David Underwood
Technical Focus: Multimedia
Grade Levels: Middle School, High School, Higher Education
Session: Wednesday 3:00pm–5:00pm
Location: Copper Station, West Hall



2406
Gamestar Mechanics
Gamestar Mechanic is a digital learning platform designed to teach the guiding principles of game design and systems by thinking in a highly engaging and creative environment.

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Presenter: Bobby Sorden (bobby.sorden@asd20.org)
Challenger Middle School, Academy School District 20
Technical Focus: Math, Science, Web 2.0 Tools, Techie, Multimedia, Social Media, Leadership
Grade Level: All Grades
Session: Wednesday 3:00pm–5:00pm
Location: Village Square, Ponderosa



2407
Connecting Our Classrooms
We learn through connecting. See and experience communication tools that allow online meetings and interviews, recorded training/teaching lessons, and interactive presentations across the globe.

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Presenter: Melissa Smead (melissa.smead@d11.org)
Learning Resource Services, Colorado Springs School District 11
Co-Presenter: Gwen Giddens
Technical Focus: Language Arts, Social Studies, Web 2.0 Tools, Professional Development, Video Conferencing
Grade Level: All Grades
Session: Wednesday 3:00pm–5:00pm
Location: Village Square, Lodgepole



2408
Digital Age iReporters: Using Hand-Helds to Teach Journalism
Students have powerful media collection devices in their pockets, and news media frequently request citizen submissions. Learn to teach your students to become ethical digital journalists.

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Presenter: Dan Watkins (djwatkins@jeffco.k12.co.us)
Jefferson County Public Schools
Co-Presenter: Alison Saylor
Technical Focus: Student Creativity and Critical Thinking, 21st Century Skills
Grade Levels: Middle School, High school
Session: Wednesday 3:00pm­–5:00pm
Location: Village Square, Bristlecone



2411
Bringing TIE Home
This session will give you the groundwork needed to deliver a quality professional development plan designed with clear objectives for your in-house needs. This is a working session with experienced leaders ready to help you plan your own professional development.

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Presenter: Lynette Wermager (lynettewermager@msn.com)
Fremont Elementary School, Fremont School District RE-2, Florence
Technical Focus: Leadership, Professional Development
Grade Levels: Pre-K–Elementary, Middle School, High School
Session: Wednesday 3:00pm–5:00pm
Location: Conference Center, Bighorn B



2412
Discover Scratch
Scratch is a fun and engaging programming environment for kids from 8 to 95. They can create games, simulation, and interactive stories while experiencing 21st Century learning.

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Presenter: Martha Wilcox (mwilcox@rmi.net)
Merrill Middle School, Denver Public Schools
Technical Focus: Computer Science, 21st Century Skills
Grade Level: Middle School
Session: Wednesday 3:00pm–5:00pm
Location: Conference Center, Bighorn C1



2413
BrainCasting: Powerful Teaching with Projectors
Got projector? Based on brain research studying how students learn, discover how to employ powerful and creative strategies by teaching with classroom projectors. This session is practical, readily usable, highly relevant for the classroom teacher and, most importantly, transformational.

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Presenter: Len Scrogan (len.scrogan@bvsd.org)
Grade Levels: Pre-K–Elementary, Middle School, High School
Session: Wednesday 3:00pm–5:00pm
Location: Conference Center, Bighorn C2