ISTE 1-in-3 Sessions -- Round 1

Location: Room Stars Ballroom 1 & 2

Listen and learn

[Listen and learn : Multi-presentation]

Tuesday, June 27, 1:15–2:15 pm
Location: Room Stars Ballroom 1 & 2

Shawn Beard   Martine Brown   Amee Godwin   Kyle Hamstra   Melinda Kolk   Jennifer Lehotsky   Martin Levins   Cindy Lewis   James McCrary   Mike McGowan   John Mlynczak   Anna Monaco   Jackie Patanio   Dr. Michael Roth   Danielle Sloan  
Don't miss this new presentation format featuring 15 presenters, each with just three minutes to share their best technology integration moment.
1: Why Math goes bad and how ICT can fix it, Martin Levins
2: Making the leap from projects to project-based learning, Melinda Kolk
3: Socratic Seminars Go Global, Martine Brown
4: From Dewey Decimals to Your Hashtags, Kyle Hamstra
5: Virtual Learning Cafes: Instant Professional Learning With Your PLN, Jackie Patanio
6: On-line Reading Resources for French Language Learning, Anna Monaco
7: Digital Safety On Campus: What Every Educator Needs to Know, Angela Alvarado
8: Creating Digital Portfolios with Google Sites, Shawn Beard
9: Podcasting with Bumpers- Easy and Powerful, Michael Roth
10: Speed Innovation Tournaments: A Quick Look at the How and Why, Danielle Sloan
11: OER & School Librarians As Instructional Leaders, Amee Godwin
12: Anyone Can Compose Music, John Mlynczak
13: Six Tips to Take Personalized Learning Beyond Playlists and Programs, Jennifer Lehotsky
14: Virtual Reality: The Power of Creation & Sharing, James McCrary
15: Early Childhood Coders: Yes! Pre-K Can Code Too, Cindy Lewis

Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand, Session will be simulcast live

Digital tote resources

Description: Podcasting with Bumpers Key Points
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Description: Collected articles on project-based learning at Creative Educator
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Description: This is a link to the short presentation with active links to all the materials.
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Description: OER Curricular Unit by K-12 librarian and physics teachers
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Description: 1in3 Slide for Amee Godwin, ISKME: OER & School Librarians as Inst Leaders
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Description: Six Tips to Take Personalized Learning Beyond Playlist and Programs - Slide Deck
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Shawn Beard, Sand Springs Public Schools

Shawn Beard is the Techy Coach ( Shawn has been in education since 1996. He holds a BS in Education and a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Technology Integration. He is also a Google for Education Certified Trainer, specializing in Google Apps for Education and Google Chrome. He currently works as Director of Information Technology at Sand Springs Schools. In addition to those duties, he is also a presenter for EdTechTeam and is the Leader of GEG Oklahoma (

Martine Brown, Garland ISD

Martine Brown is the Ready 1:1 Instructional Coach for Garland Independent School District. As a 12 year veteran in education, she has taught English Language Arts, Speech, the college readiness program AVID. In her current role as an instructional coach, Martine provides school and district level professional development and job-embedded support for 21st century learning. Her mantra is Every Student Counts, and it is her mission to be a catalyst of change in education.

Amee Godwin, ISKME

Amee Godwin is the Director of Innovation at education non-profit, ISKME, and founding Program Director of OER Commons, its public digital library of Open Educational Resources. With over two decades of experience in applied research and development, Amee directs professional learning programs to support cross-disciplinary collaboration and open educational practice and to identify impact around the use of OER.

Kyle Hamstra, Davis Drive Elementary

Kyle Hamstra is a Science/Technology Specialist at Davis Drive Elementary in Cary, NC. He is also a 2016 ASCD Emerging Leader; North Carolina Phi Delta Kappa Board Member; After School Director; Marbles Museum Education Advisory Council Member; and EdcampWake Organizer. Kyle is passionate about enhancing student learning experiences through the power of STEM. Connect with him at and on Twitter @KyleHamstra.

Melinda Kolk, Creative Educator

Melinda Kolk is the Editor of Creative Educator magazine and the Deputy Director of the Constructivist Consortium. For the past 15 years, Melinda has led hundreds of workshops at schools around the world and made hundreds of presentations at education conferences on the topics of creativity, project-based learning, and open-ended technologies. Melinda is the author of Teaching with Clay Animation and has had articles on creativity and student technology projects published in Virginia's "VSTE Journal" and Australia's "The Educational Technology Guide", and the UAE’s “Didactics World” magazine.

Jennifer Lehotsky, Berwyn South School District 100

Jenny Lehotsky is an instructional coach in Berwyn South School District 100 in Illinois. She works across eight K-8 buildings incorporating innovative teaching practices. She has over 12 years of teaching experience in science and reading in a 1:1 environment. Most of these years have been spent incorporating STEM and aligning NGSS and CCSS. She received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree, qualifying her as a Reading Specialist. In 2016, she was chosen to be a TED Ed Innovative Educator. Follow her on twitter @JennyLehotsky or her blog

Martin Levins, ACCE

Martin is a flâneur and bricoleur who really likes technology because he likes playing and believes that play is really important in learning (at least that’s his excuse)

Cindy Lewis, Anna ISD

Cindy Lewis is currently a 5th grade teacher for Anna Independent School District, in Anna Texas. She is passionate about helping her students shine in the classroom no matter the age, ability, or background. She has taught several different grades from Pre-K to Seniors in high school and loves each age group for different reasons. Cindy has done post-graduate studies in English as a Second Language and has earned her Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Technology and English Language Learners.

James McCrary, St. James Episcopal Day School

James McCrary is a technology consultant and an Academic Technology Coordinator based in Baton Rouge. He leads PD at the local, state, national level with a focus on virtual professional development. He recieved his B.S.- History from LSU and his M.Ed.- Technology Integration from SELU. A Google Certified Educator, Common Sense Media Certified, an Apple Teacher, an Alpha Squirrel Class of 2016, and a CoSpaces Ambassador, James has a great desire to integrate technology skills in the classroom. He also has a fascination with 3D development, especially for Augmented and Virtual Reality with a focus on immersion technologies.

Mike McGowan, Sunnybrook School District 171

John Mlynczak, Noteflight

John Mlynczak offers an extensive range of experiences in music education. Mr. Mlynczak is the President of the Technology Institute of Music Educators, Adjunct Professor of Music Technology at LSU and VanderCook College, and VP of Sales and Marketing at Noteflight, a Hal Leonard company. John is also a passionate advocate for music education, serving on the NAMM Support Music and State Advocacy Coalitions, the NAfME Advocacy Leadership Force, and is Advocacy Chair for the Massachusetts MEA. Mr. Mlynczak holds degrees in music education, music performance, and educational leadership.

Anna Monaco, Alexander's Public School

Anna has been teaching French as a Second Language for 23 years for the Halton Board of Education in the French Immersion Program. In addition, she has taught Italian to children and adults. Anna is finding the mix of technology with language learning exciting and motivating for her students and is enjoying continuously learning how to use it in her classroom.

Jackie Patanio, NYCDOE Staten Island FSC

Jackie is a EdTech Instructional Lead & Administrator in the NYCDOE working at the Staten Island Field Support Center. Currently she works on a District admin team providing professional learning opportunities across content with the focus on Instructional Technology & STEM. The main focus of her work is collaboratively creating a District Technology Vision and supporting schools creating their technology visions. She is providing professional learning, specific guidance and cohort work to schools throughout District 31 in Staten Island schools PK-12.

Dr. Michael Roth, Falcon Elementary School of Technology

Michael Roth is an educator that has dedicated his life to inspiring the next generation. Serving in schools from San Antonio to Statesville, he has fought the impact of poverty and brought Hope Theory (Snyder, 1991) into action. Growing up in a military household meant he had the opportunity to live all over the country and developed friendships across racial and economic boundaries. He loves sports, books, volunteering, and the guitar. He has a wonderful family- Kim his wife and two daughters Lily and Mikayla. @DrMichaelSRoth

Danielle Sloan, UEN

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