New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education


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Workshop Descriptions and Schedule

Please Note:
Attendees must bring their own technology
Workshop fee is NOT included in the conference fee
Workshops will be held at the Rochester Radisson Hotel
Coffee and danish will be served on Sunday morning
Lunch is provided on Sunday for attendees who register for a combined total of 8 or more hours of pre-conference workshops on Saturday & Sunday.

 

All Hands-On Workshops will be held at the Rochester Riverside Hotel. Coffee and danish will be offered at 7pm on Sunday morning. Lunch is provided on Sunday, November 18th for anyone who has registered for a 6 hour workshop or more than 6 hours of workshops over the 2 days of Hands-On workshops.

 

Attendees must bring their own technology. Please read specific requirements for each workshop. If a specific technology need, it will be listed. Wireless will be provided.

4 hour = $50

6 hour = $75

*Unless otherwise indicated!
 

**Please check website for updated information on any of the workshop offerings. Brochure will not be updated.

(http://www.nyscate.org/annual-conference/2018-conference-schedule)

Saturday, November 17th

*4 Hour Workshops

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

*6 Hour Workshop

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

SAT01 - Workshop cost $195* (includes cost of Dash Robot)

Bring Wonder To Elementary Kids With Dash and Dot

Jeff Mao - Wonder Workshop

Let’s bring excitement and wonder to kids through robotics and coding with Dash and Dot. Learn why computer science and computational thinking skills are essential for all learners. Understand how to implement a computer science program that supports learning and critical thinking skills across the curricula. Participants will leave with the confidence that computer science for elementary-aged learners is appropriate and doable along with the knowledge of how it can be done, and where to find the resources necessary to do so. All participants will receive a PD Bundle (retail value $450) that includes a Dash robot and an online course enrollment to “Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Dash & Dot” as part of their registration fee.

*Special Conference Pricing

Attendees: please bring iPad or Smartphone with Wonder Workshop Apps downloaded (https://www.makewonder.com/apps)

 

SAT02 - Workshop cost $50

Fostering a Student Centered Learning Environment with Hyperdocs

Kathleen Uerz - Wayne Central School District

Allie Quintana - Hornell Central School District

A HyperDoc is a digital document (such as a Google Doc or Google Slides) where all the components of the learning cycle have been compiled into one single document.This opportunity will provide participants with the knowledge, skills, resources and support to successfully develop a student centered learning opportunity. This opportunity will take you from a simple worksheet (SAMR - Substitution, to SAMR - Modification). Participants will explore Hyperdocs, locate resources, and develop a Hyperdoc to use with their class on a content specific topic.

 

SAT03 - Workshop cost $50 CANCELLED

Use Flipgrid & Hyperdocs to Plan and Provide Personalized PD for Educators

Eileen Belastock - Mount Greylock Regional School District

Providing effective and engaging professional development for educators can be a challenge! Many times, professional development is presented in a format, that we as educators know, is not best for learners. Learn how to design and offer edtech trainings that are effective and engaging. Using Google apps and Flipgrid, edtech training sessions for educators can be tailor-made and personalized for all learning levels and styles. This differentiated professional development format will also provide teachers with classroom instructional strategies. This session addresses those issues by focusing on how to model and provide online and blended learning environments that are differentiated, personalized, and focused on areas of interest and goals of both our adult learners and our students. Attendees will leave session with templates and resources that they can develop to apply in their own classrooms/districts.

 

SAT04 - Workshop cost $50

Getting Underway with AR and VR

K. Virginia Bond - NERIC BOCES

Are you interested in "learning the ropes" of Augmented and Virtual Realities as well as simple ideas of how to incorporate them into your classroom? AR and VR engages students in learning objectives with Expeditions and creating experiences to use with students. This hands-on four hour session will cover the basics of AR and VR, Google Expeditions as well as other Google Tools that will allow creation to flow within any classroom.

 

SAT05 - Workshop cost $50

Enhancing Project Based Learning with Augmented Reality

Toni Stevens-Oliver - Pittsford Central School District

Tina Jarvis -  Pittsford Central School District

Students command their own learning voyage and address standards across the curriculum within this Project Based Learning unit as they are asked to research, write, script, illustrate, video and publish books that include augmented reality. The additional augmented reality multimedia is accessed by using the app BlippAR. In this workshop we will provide all information needed and demonstrate the process of creating a class book and layering the additional multimedia in the form of augmented reality within the completed book. In addition, the app PocketSites will be demonstrated as a way to use the same content (when appropriate) to create walking tours. Attendees will learn and apply this process using Shutterfly, PocketSites, BlippBuildAR, and the app BlippAR.

Attendees: Smart Phone or Tablet is recommended, but not necessary.

 

SAT06 - Workshop cost $50 CANCELLED

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Which Station is Best for You?

Nicole Quick - East Irondequoit Central School District

Jessica Colavecchia - East Irondequoit Central School District

This session will model how to create differentiated stations using a variety of digital tools. Participants will be immersed in stations that focus on readiness, learner profile and interest. Attendees will design stations using content specific learning targets and the TPCK framework and will learn how to interweave digital tools within the stations to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

 

SAT07 - Workshop cost $50 CANCELLED

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Innovative Practices in a Self-Paced Classroom

Anneke Radin-Snaith - Naples Central School District

Alice Fitch - Naples Central School District

Tess Marble - Naples Central School District

Join us for an in-depth practical exploration of two self-paced classrooms. This workshop will feature kid-led demos of how we integrate coding and podcasts into our classrooms, followed by the opportunity to immerse yourself in a self-paced “classroom” experience. For maximum benefit, we encourage you to come with a unit or topic in mind.

 

SAT08 - Workshop cost $75 (6 hour workshop) CANCELLED

MIE: Microsoft Teacher Academy

Microsoft Certified Trainer

Join us for a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Teacher Academy to learn more about Microsoft’s hottest tools and resources to empower your students to achieve more! Bring your own Windows 10 device to this one-day professional learning experience to learn how to maximize your use of Windows and Office 365. You will get the opportunity to explore tools such as Office Online, OneNote Class Notebooks, Microsoft Forms, and Sway, including how to provide your students with learning experiences beyond the four walls of your classroom using Skype in the Classroom and the Microsoft Educator Community.

 

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

4 Hour Workshops

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

 

SUNAM01 - Workshop cost $195* (Includes Cue Robot)

Bring Wonder To Middle School Kids With Cue

Jeff Mao - Wonder Workshop

Let’s bring excitement and wonder to kids through robotics and coding with Cue. Learn why computer science and computational thinking skills are essential for all learners. Understand how to implement a computer science program that supports learning and critical thinking skills across the curricula. Participants will leave with the confidence that computer science for middle-school-aged learners is appropriate and doable along with the knowledge of how it can be done, and where to find the resources necessary to do so. All participants will receive a PD Bundle (retail value $500) that includes a Cue robot and an online course enrollment to “Introduction to Coding and Robotics with Cue” as part of their registration fee.

*Special Conference Pricing

Attendees: please bring iPad or Smartphone with Cue App downloaded  https://www.makewonder.com/cue_the_cleverbot

 

SUNAM02 - Workshop cost $50 CANCELLED

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Tools to Empower Students to Create in Augmented and Virtual Reality

Brian Cauthers - Mahopac CSD

Jennifer Cauthers - Mahopac CSD

Get your students excited about class content through the use of augmented and virtual reality tools. Empower students to take on the role of becoming content creators instead of just consumers. As a content creator, students provide others with the ability to view and interact with a virtual world and make their learning visible to others. Many AR and VR tools incorporate a multidisciplinary approach with scene design, coding and story planning. The session will explore coding and VR scene creation in CoSpaces EDU and Tour Creator, interactive 360 image and videos with ThingLink, AR scene creation with Metaverse, and 3D object and AR tools with Merge cube. New tools may be added as they are released.

 

SUNAM03 - Workshop Cost $50 CANCELLED 

Digitize Your Diorama: Think Outside the Shoebox

Melanie Kitchen - ERIE 1 BOCES

Kyle Kitchen - District School Board of Niagara

Is it time to upgrade that “project in a box” and meet the needs of the innovative student? We’ll show you how to dive into the world of STEAM and makerspace to enhance student learning and update that classic project that we all love. By experiencing multiple ways to build upon your current project, you’ll learn how to integrate virtual reality, physical coding, and green screen technologies to make learning interactive. Participants will interact with Green Screen Technology, Hummingbird Kits and/or Makey/Makey, Cospaces, and Minecraft.


 

SUNAM04 - Workshop Cost FREE

Certified BrainPOP Educator Workshop

Mary Howard - Grand Island CSD

Aimee Bloom - Erie 2-Chautauqua-Cattaraugus BOCES

This workshop provides the foundation for BrainPOP certification. The Certified BrainPOP Educator (CBE) Program is designed to help you maximize your school-wide subscription – including creation and reflection tools, coding projects, playful and custom assessment, and the ability to keep track of learning.


 

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

6 Hour Workshops

8:00 am - 3:00 pm

(1 hour for lunch which will be provided to attendees)

 

SUNPM10 - Workshop cost $100* (Includes MakeyMakey a $59.99 value)

Makey Makey

Parker Ormerod - Monroe #1 BOCES

Students are constantly consuming content and using inventions that are created by others. Makey Makey allows students to create their own content on Scratch and using design thinking to create their own inventions. During this workshop participants will: Imagine and be able to build creative circuits, Build simple programs through Scratch that supports their Makey Makey inventions, Learn how to create and solve open ended design projects they can use in their classrooms, and Explore Makey Makey resources that will support the learning outcomes in their classroom.

*Special Conference Pricing

 

SUNPM11 - Workshop cost $195* (Includes Breakout EDU Kit a $125 value)

Can you Breakout??

Courtney Sayward - WSWHE BOCES

Amy Carpenter - Stillwater Central School District

Join us to experience BreakoutEDU, the incredibly engaging learning game that is gaining worldwide popularity in schools. BreakoutEDU was inspired by the Escape Room phenomena around the world and is fun for all ages. Games can be used to teach any academic content, as team-building activities, or just for fun! In this session you will play a BreakoutEDU game with other attendees and using teamwork, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, troubleshooting, and communication you will problem-solve to try to beat the clock and break into the BreakoutEDU box. Then you will play digital games, discuss how to use Breakout EDU, explore what resources are available, participate in a live locks tutorial, and create your own BreakoutEDU game! Come see why BreakoutEDU has teachers and students so engaged!

*Special Conference Pricing

 

SUNPM12 - Workshop cost $75 CANCELLED 

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From Nearpod Newbie to Nearpod Ninja!

Kimberly Lewis - West Valley Central School

Nearpod is a powerful EdTech platform that lets you deliver interactive engaging synchronous lessons to your students’ devices, activating 100% participation and generating formative data in real time! The same lessons can be launched in student-paced mode to use for stations, flipped classrooms, and make up sessions. Either way you launch the lesson, you can download a data report. And best of all, Nearpod lessons work on ALL devices at the same time- computers, tablets, even SmartPhones! In this workshop you will learn the skills to take you from Nearpod Newbie to Nearpod Ninja. You will sign up for a free account, search for lessons to download from the library, save them, organize them, and practice delivering them “as is” to your students. That’s the Newbie level. Then I’ll take you to the Ninja level where you’ll learn to edit and create your own lessons enhancing your standard slide content with gifs, videos, 3D, VR, and Phet. You’ll take a PowerPoint or Google Slide deck you already use in your classroom and Nearpod-ize it by adding polls, quizzes, fill-in-the blanks, open-ended questions and draw-it activities. You can embed collaborative documents and websites right inside the lesson and deliver it all straight to your students’ devices. I’ll even teach you how to add activities “on the fly” while you’re teaching the lesson to showcase your newly learned Nearpod Ninja skills!

 

SUNPM13 - Workshop cost $75

Build-a-bot, Learn-a-lot!!

Richard Mathy - Adirondack Central School

Engage students with robotics in every subject. Building robotics for the classroom can seem like a tedious and expensive activity. Come find out just how wrong that thinking turns out to be. With the Hummingbird robotics kit you'll get to make robots with everyday items to create fun and interactive robots with student learning happening the entire time.

 

SUNPM14 - Workshop cost $75 CANCELLED

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DIVE-In Engineering Engineering and Innovating a Hovercraft

Pam O’Brien - STEMscopes

Dr. Terry Talley - STEMscopes

Michele Cozza - STEMscopes

In this interactive, engaging, and hands-on session, the DIVE Process will be used to build and then innovate a hovercraft, while collaboration and consensus are used in the solving of the problem. Facilitation techniques are modeled. Come build and innovate a hovercraft check out our new 3rd-8th grade Engineering products called DIVE-In to Engineering!

 

SUNPM15- Workshop cost $75 CANCELLED

MIE: Microsoft Minecraft Teacher Academy: Teacher Edition

Certified Microsoft Trainer

Minecraft: Education Edition is an open world game that promotes creativity, collaboration, and problem solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination. During this 1-day, in-person Teacher Academy, you will receive an overview of Minecraft: Education Edition, learn to play the game, and create curriculum and classroom resources you can take back to your classroom and continue your journey. Ensure you bring a Windows 10 device or Mac OSX for this BYOD hands on workshop.