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ISTE 1-in-3 Sessions — Round 1

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Listen and learn : Multi-presentation

Tuesday, June 25, 3:15–4:15 pm
Location: Terrace Ballroom I, Level 4 (near Posters)

Cristina Chonka   Rebecca Gratz   Jessica Herring   Julie Kuzma   Dr. William Lacefield   Prerna Mannan   Matt Marino   Michael Mohammad   Kristin Mulder   Jackie Patanio   Robert Ruff   Silvia Scuracchio   Lindsey Seynhaeve   Andrew Wheelock   Sam Wils   Charles Wood   Kim Woodruff  
Presenters have just three minutes each to share their best technology integration moment. 1. "The Power of PLN for Preservice Teachers," Jessica Herring. 2. "Ditching Docs for Slides for Student Expression," Michael Mohammad. 3. "From Handwritten to Digital: Math Assessments Done Differently Through Scanning Tools," Kristin Mulder. 4. "Engaging Digital Mathematics Manipulatives for the Elementary Classroom," William Lacefield. 5. "Maker in the Music Space," Robert Ruff. 6. "Virtual Realities to Get Students Talking in the World Language Classroom," Lindsey Seynhaeve. 7. "Plugging in the Unplugged Teacher," Julie Kuzma. 8. "Robots Running Our Schools? Separating Truth From Science Fiction," Charles Wood. 9. "Just-in-Time Learning Opportunities to Empower Teachers for Digital Integration," Prerna Mannan. 10. "Elementary Education and Technology — Interdisciplinary Projects," Silvia Scuracchio. 11. "Elementary Teachers are More Important to the Economy Than Warren Buffet," Sam Wils. 12. "Keep Track of Everything With Google Keep," Cristina Chonka. 13. "Collaborative Digital Annotation With Hypothes.is," Kim Woodruff. 14. "SCRUM: Bringing Rugby to the Classroom," Rebecca Gratz. 15. "Using Millennial Tools to Teach the Millennial," Matt Marino. 16. "Supporting Preservice Teachers — How Do ISTE Students Become ISTE Educators?," Jackie Patanio.

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


Cristina Chonka, Newport News Public Schools

Cris Chonka currently serves as an Educational Technology Coach at San Marcos Consolidated ISD and has been helping teachers find engaging and efficient ways to marry teaching with technology. Whenever she finds interesting ways to increase student/teacher engagement (with or without technology) she loves to share with peers. Cris has served as an educator, provided professional development, and instructional coach for more than a decade. She is a Google Certified Educator Level 1 & 2 and is currently working on becoming a Google Certified Trainer.

Rebecca Gratz, Loudoun County Public Schools
Jessica Herring, University of Central Arkansas
Julie Kuzma, Buffalo Trail Elem, Loudoun County

Julie is a forward thinking, solutions-focused Instructional Technology Teacher with 20+ years of experience as a technology trainer, classroom teacher, adjunct professor and online course creator/facilitator. She has presented at local, regional, state and international conferences since 2011. Certifications include: SMART Exemplary Educator, Makey Makey Ambassador, Google Level 1 & 2, MIE, Apple Educator, BrainPOP Follow her on twitter @Julie_Kuzma

Dr. William Lacefield, Mercer University, Tift College of Education

William Lacefield is Professor of Mathematics Education at Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to his appointment at Mercer University in 1997, Dr. Lacefield was an elementary school teacher and a secondary mathematics curriculum coordinator for the Upward Bound program. Dr. Lacefield teaches mathematics education courses for preservice and inservice teachers, serves on dissertation committees, and develops and delivers professional learning opportunities for area teachers. Dr. Lacefield has served as a mathematics consultant to numerous schools, districts, and statewide organizations. He has presented at a variety of state, regional, national, and international conferences.

Prerna Mannan, Heritage Xperiential Learning School

Currently heading the Middle Program in The Heritage Xperiential Learning School, India. Prerna is an Instructional Leader trained in experiential curriculum and pedagogy that is rooted in real life and service learning. She has been on the list of facilitators for Experiential Educator’s Conclave, an annual event by Centre for Experiential Education. As a certified Cognitive Coach Prerna works closely with the teachers on improving classroom practices.

Matt Marino, Monmouth University
Michael Mohammad, Brookfield Central High School

Mike Mohammad has been teaching science at the secondary level for 18 years. Mike attended University of Wisconsin Madison where he received his degree in Secondary Education in Broadfield Science and Biology with additional certifications in chemistry and physics. He received his Master’s Degree in Educational Design and Technology from Concordia University.His interests in education focus on putting students at the center of their own learning experience. He has a passion for using technology to help learners access & engage with content and express their understanding. He is a Google Certified Educator and Apple Teacher.


I am currently in my twenty-fifth year in education and have taught elementary and middle school classes, as well as undergraduate and graduate classes. I currently lead in-service sessions for area school districts, present at conferences, and work as the Director of Digital Education for Sioux Falls Christian Schools. I am a "Google for Education Certified Trainer" and I love to lead sessions to help others see the benefits of using educational technology tools within their schools and classrooms. I received my B.A. in Elementary Education and my M.A. in Education with an emphasis in Technology Leadership.

Jackie Patanio, NYCDOE
Robert Ruff, San Bernardino City Unified SD

Robert Ruff is in his 17th year as a middle school music director in the San Bernardino City Unified School District and is also currently serving as his site's STEAM coordinator overseeing multiple Tech and Arts programs.

Silvia Scuracchio, Escola Bosque
Lindsey Seynhaeve, Indian Creek
Andrew Wheelock, Erie 1 Boces/ WNYRIC
Sam Wils, WingaDoos
Charles Wood, CENTURY Tech
Kim Woodruff, Manhattan College

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