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ISTE 1-in-3 Sessions -- Round 2

Location: W181a

Listen and learn

Listen and learn : Multi-presentation

Wednesday, June 27, 10:00–11:00 am
Location: W181a

Juliet Boone   Angela Burgess   Tara Chudoba   Sylvia Duckworth   Kathy Essmiller   Aaron Gierhart   Kristina Holzweiss   Caitlin Krause   Jullia Suhyoung Lim   Alexis Mabe   Chantell Manahan   Mike McGowan   Betsy Minton   Jessica Moore   Silvia Scuracchio   Dr. Micah Shippee   Bryan Wilson  
Don't miss this presentation featuring 18 presenters, each with just three minutes to share their best technology integration moment.
1: Making a Difference in a Makerspace: Empathy for Everyone, Kristina Holzweiss
2: Using Incredibox.com and Screencastify Chrome Extension to Create Rap Songs, Sylvia Duckworth
3: Elementary Education and Technology - How to Implement in Your Classroom, Silvia Scuracchio
4: Messy Makes Poetry: Digital Found Poetry Using Google Drawing, Bryan Wilson
5: VR is Visceral: Storytelling, Mindfulness & Connection Capacity in Virtual Learning Environments, Caitlin Krause
6: Anything But Standardized, Chantell Manahan
7: Create Your Own App with Google Slides, Micah Shippee
8: TBA
9: Developing Multi-Modal Literacies in the Digital Age, Kathy Essmiller
10: Using Read & Write for Google in the World Language Classroom, Angela Burgess
11: Augmented Reality for Early-Childhood and Special Education, Jullia Suhyoung Lim
12: TBA
13: Using Blogger with Elementary Students to Construct, Publish, and Connect, Aaron Gierhart
14: Demonstrating Critical Thinking Through ISTE Standards for Students, Juliet Boone
15: Spotify, Snapchat & Instagram, Oh My! - Using Social Media in Assessment, Jessica Moore
16: Digital Design for English Learners: Fostering Math & Language Literacy, Tara Chudoba
17: When Google Fails, Use Digital Tools to Create Content, Betsy Minton
18: Using Principles of Successful Start-up Companies in the Classroom, Alexis Mabe

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


Juliet Boone, F.D. Roosevelt High School

Juliet Boone is a special education teacher in Hyde Park, New York. She is committed to empowering students to excel through best practices, work-based learning and educational technology. Boone, who has taught students pre-K through adulthood, is herself, a lifelong learner. She recently completed the Advanced Certificate in STEM Education at the NYIT and the Work-Based Learning Certification Courses with Buffalo State College. A student in the Master of Science in Technology with the New York Institute of Technology, she eagerly returns to the classroom with new applications she hopes will help to improve outcomes for her students.

Angela Burgess, Forsyth Co Schools

Angela Burgess is a French teacher turned Instructional Technology Specialist in Forsyth County, GA working with middle & high schools ITSs and teachers. I moderate the #TECHtalkGA Twitter chat on Mondays at 9pm and am one of the lead organizers of EdCamp Forsyth. I am also a Google Certified Educator: Level 2, passionate about innovation in education and about teaching and learning new things to students of all ages. In my spare time, I run, read, and am also a 2nd-year doctoral student at the University of South Carolina pursuing an EdD in Curriculum & Instruction, with a focus on Educational Technology.

Tara Chudoba, New York Hall of Science
Sylvia Duckworth, Independent

Sylvia taught elementary school French in Toronto, Canada for more than 30 years. She is now an EdTech consultant on a constant quest to find ways for teachers and students to “Connect, Collaborate and Create”. She is a Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, Apple Distinguished Educator, and author of the book “Sketchnotes for Educators”. You can find her resources at sylviaduckworth.com and her store at sylviaduckworth.shop.

Kathy Essmiller, Oklahoma State University
Aaron Gierhart, Illinois State University; Geneseo #228

Aaron teaches third grade in Geneseo, IL, and is a doctoral student at Illinois State University in the School of Teaching and Learning. He is an Assistant Instructional Professor at Illinois State, teaching an equity/assessment course for elementary student teachers. His upcoming dissertation research will focus on digital pedagogies and instructional design processes of elementary teachers. Aaron recently co-authored an article titled "Developing Technological Literacy: Third Graders Use Google Classroom" in the May issue of Children's Technology and Engineering. Twitter: @aarongierhart.

Kristina Holzweiss, Syosset High School

Kristina A. Holzweiss is a middle school library media specialist on Long Island, New York. Kristina was named the School Library Journal Librarian of the Year in 2015, a Library Journal Mover & Shaker, and a NSBA "20 to Watch" emerging education technology leader. Kristina is the president of the nonprofit organization Long Island LEADS (longislandleaders.org), a community effort to learn, educate, advocate, develop, and support the maker movement and STEAM education. She also founded SLIME - Students of Long Island Maker Expo (slimemakerexpo.com). Kristina is the co-author of 8 Scholastic makerspace books and "Hacking School Libraries."

Caitlin Krause, MindWise

Caitlin Krause thrives in interdisciplinary arenas of learning, leadership, technology, writing and immersive storytelling. Caitlin has extensive experience teaching grades 6-12 and designing curriculum in the United States, Belgium and Switzerland. Founder of the organization MindWise®, Caitlin gives talks, workshops and keynotes in the related arenas of mindfulness, design, and story. She is involved in building global interactive learning experiences using VR and AI. Her book “Mindful by Design” (2018) addresses neuroscience, awareness, creativity and innovation. In her workshops and talks, she explores the many ways that people connect with passion, purpose and presence.

Jullia Suhyoung Lim, A.Project Lab Inc.

Jullia Suhyoung Lim is a member of LightPlay, a group of passionate individuals that create technological solutions for education. Recently, Jullia and her team created ARound, an augmented reality (AR) game that helps autistic learners recognize concepts learned (shapes) in their surroundings. Jullia likes solving problems and making ideas come to life. She is passionate about using technology to solve problems in learning and education. Most recently, she worked with children with special needs and adults with stuttering disabilities.

Alexis Mabe, Immaculata La Salle High School

Innovative science teacher at Immaculata La Salle High School. Alexis is passionate about using technology to foster the skills students need to be 21st century learners. Next year, she is taking on the role of curriculum design coordinator and she will be able to assist other teachers in leveraging pedagogy, technology and learning spaces to achieve learning outcomes. She also manages the blog for Miami EdTech - where people who are interested in transforming education through the use of technology come together to solve problems.

Chantell Manahan, MSD of Steuben County

Chantell Manahan is the Director of Technology at MSD of Steuben County in Angola, Indiana. As a former classroom teacher, she is passionate about the ability for technology to transform learning and empower students to create and connect. Chantell is a Google for Education Trainer, a Google certified administrator, and a CETL.

Mike McGowan, Sunnybrook School District 171
Betsy Minton, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge

Elizabeth “Betsy” Minton is the Academic Technology Coordinator at Episcopal School of Baton Rouge. During her tenure at Episcopal, she has been responsible for generating interdisciplinary curriculum, spearheading hands-on, project-based learning, and supporting faculty in the application of education standards in innovative and creative ways. Betsy also coaches the middle school robotics team. She has over a decade of elementary classroom experience in general and special education with graduate coursework in literacy, special education, and technology integration. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Bates College and was a 2002 Teach for America Corps Member.

Jessica Moore, St. Cloud School District
Silvia Scuracchio, Escola Bosque

Psychologist , Pedagogue, pshycomoticist , Master degree in Educacional Psychology, Pedagogy specialization at the Centre International d’ Études Pedagogiques in Sèvres, France. Escola Bosque School Director , a Microsoft Showcase School São Paulo, Brazil

Dr. Micah Shippee, Liverpool CSD

“Be a practical dreamer, backed by action.” - Bruce Lee Dr. Micah Shippee is an out-of-the-box-doer, a social studies teacher, and a technology trainer. Micah regularly explores applications of research to improve motivation in the classroom and seeks to leverage emergent technology to achieve educational goals. Micah is motivated and energetic, taking a creative approach towards achieving goals. As a Consultant and Keynote Speaker, he focuses on the adoption of emergent technology through the development of an innovative learning culture. Micah believes that innovativeness is the pedagogy of the future.

Bryan Wilson, The Learning Center

I have been a classroom teacher since 2003 with a penchant for culture, college football, comic books, and coffee. EKU Writing Project Teacher Consultant (Ed Tech) and taught The Learning Center FCPS, ModelLabSchool at EKU, and GRCHS in WinchesterKY. My research concentrates on cloud-based instruction and digital literacy. Outside of the classroom, I spend my time training my Jedi Princesses and enjoying life with my wife.

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