BREAKOUT SESSION TWO


Please choose one session from the list below for Breakout Session Two, 10:10-11:10 (workshops go from 10:10-12:40 with a break from 11:10-11:40).

SESSION CLOSED
SPOTLIGHT SPEAKER
Title
: Calling all BEES (the PodCast DOERS)
Format, Time, and Location: Hands-on Workshop 10:10-11:10 in Write Place 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 Math and Science
Format, Time, and Location: Demonstration/Discussion 10:10-11:10 in B131
Description: This session focuses on new, innovative ways to utilize SMART technologies for enhance collaboration, engagement, and learning. Bring your ideas and questions as we explore the next level of SMART integration.
Audience: Math and Science
User Level: Advanced though all levels would benefit from seeing the ideas
Presenters: SMART Facilitators

PANEL PRESENTATION
Title
: Innovation, Efficiency, and Empowerment: Exploring the Possibilities of 1:1 for Teachers
Format, Time, and Location: Panel 10:10-11:10 in the Little Theater
Description: This panel presentation is based upon the current pilot group and their experience with with a notebook that defies the platform debate. Instead, the focus is on using the best of both worlds for innovation and efficiency in an environment in which they are empowered. After a brief demo., the panel will discuss their experiences, successess, roadblocks, and hopes while leaving plenty of time for questions from the audience.
Audience: General
User Level: All Levels
Presenters: MacBook Pilot Group

Title: Visiting GBN’s Introduction to Programming Course Part I
Format, Time, and Location: Demonstration/Discussion 10:10-11:10 in the Math Lab A250
Description: What does Computer Science look like at GBN? In this session we will see and discuss what makes up the Intro to Programming course at our school – you’ll be surprised at the dramatic difference between the first programming course you took and the one that we offer today! Want to try it yourself? Come to Part II!
Audience: Math and Computer Science
User Level: All Levels
Presenter: Ken Klamm, GBN Mathematics Educator

SESSION CLOSED
Title
: Photoshop Boot Camp: Scanning, Importing, Correcting, Cropping, Sizing, and Saving Images for Presentations
Format, Time, and Location: Demonstration/Hands-on 10:10-11:10 in the Social Studies Lab
Description: In PhotoShop Boot camp participants will learn how to get their images ready to be placed in any type of presentation. Participants will learn how to use the scanner, import images, color correct images, get rid of red eye, crop, size and save those images to fit in various types of presentation formats.Additionally I will cover how to place those images into a PowerPoint presentation.
Audience: General
User Level: Beginner
Presenter: Rob Milkowski, GBN Photo Educator

Title: Web 2.0 Teaching and Learning: Letting the Outcome Dictate the Tool
Format, Time, and Location: Demonstration/Discussion 10:10-11:10 in A114/116
Description: With the onslaught of Web 2.0 tools (wikis, blogs, wired discussions, Google docs, etc.) how are teachers supposed to decide which tools are best for them? This session, which includes a student-lead demonstration, explores the value and the rationale of constructing a Web 2.0 classroom.
Audience: General
User Level: All Levels
Presenters: Christopher Morgan and Students, GBN English/Academy Educator and GB Students

Title: Using DataLink and GradeMaster
Format, Time, and Location: Demonstration 10:10-11:10 in B128
Description: Tests and optical scanning technologies have significantly advanced. Capabilities of DataLink 3.5, including question weighting, saving and changing answer keys, item analysis, benchmarks, export to Excel, and other features will be demonstrated.
Audience: General
User Level: All Levels
Presenter: Nate Unterman, GBN Science Educator

WORKSHOP
Title: Creating 21st Century Student Learning Groups In Your Classroom
Format, Time, and Location: Demonstration 10:10-12:40 (includes 40 min. break) in Math Lab A200
Description: Students in any subject area benefit from working collaboratively to solve problems, develop understanding, and demonstrate knowledge. Current research tells us that using technology as a learning tool and developing critical thinking skills are essential for success in the global world. In this session, you will learn how to create 21st century student learning groups in your classroom, build a framework for reflection and growth, and create a common website for demonstrating knowledge.
Audience: General
User Level: All Levels
Presenter: Ed Solis, GBN English Department Instructional Supervisor