BREAKOUT SESSION THREE


Please choose one session from the list below for Breakout Session Three, 11:40-12:40.

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER
Title
: Calling all BEES (the PodCast DOERS)
Format, Time, and Location: Demonstration 11:40-12:40 in Write Place or Science Lab
Description: Attend this HANDS-ON workshops and you will create two of your own podcast: audio and a PowerPoint synched with your voice. You'll learn how to make it subscribeable, get it on the web FAST via your Tech Team, and you'll see how easy it is to be create a PodCast when you are mobile with support from Ryan and the GBN tech team. Leave the workshop with 2 Podcasts today!
Audience: General
User Level: All Levels
Presenter: Ann Penstone

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER
Title
: SMART Tips and Tricks
Format, Time, and Location: Demonstration/Discussion 11:40-12:40 in B131
Description: This session focuses on exploring a variety of Tips and Tricks in using SMART technologies in the classroom. We will also explore some exemplary practices and resources to start or continue your journey using SMART interactive white boards while leaving room for a question and answer period.
Audience: General
User Level: All Levels
Presenters: SMART Facilitators

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
Title
: Technology, a catalyst of change in education
Format, Time, and Location: Discussion 11:40-12:40 in the Spartan Conference Room
Description: This open forum is dedicated to discussing and sharing ideas about technology as a catalyst for change in education as a way of helping define the new direction of District 225 as Leading Edge!
Audience: General
User Level: All Levels
Presenter: Marcus Thimm, District 225 Director of Technology

Title: Visiting GBN's Introduction to Programming Course Part II
Format, Time, and Location: Demonstration/Hands-on 11:40-12:40 in the Math Lab A250
Description: Now that you’ve seen what is offered, give yourself a chance to try it out. This session will take a hands-on look at what constitutes our beginning course in Computer Science. See what you and your colleagues can create in just a short period of time. This is a continuation of the Part I session.
Audience: Math and Computer Science
User Level: All Levels
Presenter: Ken Klamm, GBN Mathematics Educator

Title: Utilizing Technology within the Multiple Intelligences
Format, Time, and Location: Demonstration 11:40-12:40 in A204
Description: This presentation will cover Gardner's mulitiple intelligence theory and the use of technology in meeting students' needs. Google Blogger, Sketchcast, group emailing, and podcasts will be demonstrated with an emphasis on multiple intelligences.
Audience: General
User Level: Beginner
Presenter: Mardi Scott, Special Education Educator

Title: Expanding your Personal Learning Environment: Bringing the Sources to You
Format, Time, and Location: Discussion/Demonstration/Hands-on 11:40-12:40 in the Foreign Language Lab
Description: The purpose of this session is to familiarize participants with RSS feeds, focusing on how aggregators can be effective learning tools that can be accessed at their convenience. Participants will be discussing and debating how RSS feeds can be utilized to expand their personal learning environments in an era when information and resources are overwhelmingly accessible. Along with the discussion, a brief demonstration will show how to create and use an RSS feed.
Audience: General
User Level: All Levels
Presenter: Stephanie Olson, GBN Technology Trainer

Title: Exploring the Possibilities of Multimedia in Student Learning and Engagement
Format, Time, and Location: Discussion/Demonstration 11:40-12:40 in the IMC Classroom
Description: The World has gone digital and students are producing multimedia at a rapid pace. How are you tapping into this resource? How are you helping students to understand digital literacy? How can you bring multimedia into the classroom to enhance instruction and the curriculum? Come explore the possibilities of multimedia production for student learning and engagement.
Audience: General
User Level: All Levels
Presenters: Jon Sorkin and Ann Koller, GBN Foreign Language Educator and Instructional Supervisor