Schedule

Monday, March 5th

  • 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
    Good Morning Beverage

  • 7:30 AM-8:30 AM

    Meetings

    • Assistive Technologies & Special Education SIG in Capitol H Add
    • Computational Thinking SIG in Terrace South Add
    • Dev. of Future Faculty (ITC) SIG in Creekside I Add
    • Digital Games & Simulations (ITC) SIG in Creekside II Add
    • Distance/Flexible Education (ITC) SIG in Capitol A Add
    • Equity & Social Justice (ITC) SIG in Capitol B Add
    • Graduate Student Network (ITC) SIG in None Add
    • Mobile Learning (ITC) SIG in Capitol G Add
    • Technology Leadership (ITC) SIG in George Bonnell Add
    • Virtual Schooling (ITC) SIG in William Barton Add
  • 8:30 AM-5:30 PM

    IFIP Workshop (By Invitation Only)
  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    in Capitol D

    Welcome & Opening General Session - Keynote: Jim Bower: Primates Play Together, Primates Learn Through Playing Together, Why Haven't Teachers And Their Students Been Playing Together?
    This far ranging talk will discuss the implications of the Internet, and especially social gaming on the Internet for classrooms, teaching, and teacher professional development in the (Near) future. The talk will consider the influence of old technology (the printing press) and an historical human scaling problem (too many students, not enough teachers) on the current structure of the educational system and then consider how the Internet is fundamentally changing both.
  • 10:00 AM-2:00 PM

    Manor New Tech High School Tour
  • 10:00-10:15 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

  • 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM in George Bonnell
    Lunch Break

  • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
    in Terrace North

    Consultative Council Meeting
  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:00 PM-5:00 PM

    SITE Executive Board Meeting
  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 3:00-3:15 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 3:45 PM-4:00 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 4:00 PM-6:00 PM
    in Capitol G

    Executive Board Meeting
  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 5:15 PM-6:15 PM

Tuesday, March 6th

  • 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
    Good Morning Beverage

  • 7:30 AM-8:30 AM

    Meetings

    • Digital Fabrication (ITC) SIG in Terrace North Add
    • Digital Storytelling/Video (ITC) SIG in Terrace South Add
    • Geospatial Education (ITC) SIG in Creekside I Add
    • Graduate Ed. & Faculty Development (ITC) SIG in Creekside II Add
    • Information Literacy Ed. (Library & Media Sci.) (ITC) SIG in Capitol G Add
    • Information Technology Diffusion/Integration (ITC) SIG in Capitol A Add
    • International Education (ITC) SIG in Capitol H Add
    • New Possibilities (ITC) SIG in Capitol B Add
    • Research & Evaluation (ITC) SIG in Capitol C Add
    • Technological, Pedagogical & Content Knowledge (TPACK) (TE) SIG in Capitol F Add
  • 7:45 AM-8:45 AM
    Good Morning Beverage

  • 7:45 AM-8:45 AM

    Meetings

    • Assistive Technologies & Special Education SIG in None Add
    • Computational Thinking SIG in None Add
    • Games & Simulations (ITC) SIG in None Add
    • Graduate Student Network in None Add
    • Information Literacy in None Add
    • Mobile Learning in None Add
    • Technology Leadership (ITC) SIG in None Add
    • Virtual Schooling in None Add
  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    in Capitol D

    General Session & Keynote: Larry Johnson: Educational Technology Trends over Time
    Horizon Report 2012 and Implications for Education. Following his presentation, there will be a discussant at each site that will pose a question or comment.
  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

  • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

    Meetings

    • Consultative Council Meeting in None Add
    • Information Technology Council Meeting in George Bonnell Add
  • 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

    Education Visualization Lab & Visualization Center, Univ. of Texas at Austin Tour
  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM
    in Capitol E

    Keynote: Educational Reform in the Digital Era – An Overview of China’s National Educational Informatization Plan
    ZongKai Yang
    As technology dramatically and continuously changes the world, countries across the globe are concerned with how to best integrate information and communication technologies into their entire education systems. This talk will provide an overview of the newly developed China National Educational Informatization Plan, including its mission, overall strategy, action plan, leveraging mechanisms, and implementation plan. SITE is proud to provide this opportunity to an international audience to learn about China’s new educational technology plan!
  • 3:45 PM-4:00 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 3:45 PM-4:00 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 5:15 PM-6:15 PM

  • 5:15 PM-6:15 PM

  • 7:30 PM-9:00 PM

    SITE Leadership Summit (invited)

Wednesday, March 7th

  • 7:45 AM-8:45 AM
    Good Morning Beverage

  • 7:45 AM-8:45 AM
    Good Morning Beverage

  • 7:45 AM-8:45 AM

    Meetings

    • Arts & Interdisciplinary Education (TEC) SIG in None Add
    • Assessment/eFolios (ITC) SIG in None Add
    • Digital Fabrication (ITC) SIG in None Add
    • Early Childhood Education (TE) SIG in None Add
    • Engineering Education (TE) SIG in None Add
    • Engineering Education (TE) SIG in None Add
    • English Education (TEC) SIG in None Add
    • Geospatial Education in None Add
    • Information Literacy Education (Library Sci.) (ITC) SIG in None Add
    • Information Technology Diffusion/Integration in None Add
    • Information Technology Education (TEC) SIG in None Add
    • International Education (ITC) SIG in None Add
    • Mathematics Education (TEC) SIG in None Add
    • New Possibilities (ITC) SIG in None Add
    • Science Education (TEC) SIG in None Add
    • Social Studies Education (TEC) SIG in None Add
    • Technological, Pedagogical & Content Knowledge (TPACK) (TE) SIG in None Add
    • Workforce Education (TEC) SIG in None Add
  • 8:45 AM-9:45 AM

    General Session and Keynote: Panel of Deans: Panel of Deans: Preparing Teachers for Exponential Times: The Deans’ Perspective
    Nusrat Sohail , Lindsey Connor, Rivka Wadmany, Douglas J. Paul & Richard Howell
    None
  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

  • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

    Meetings

    • Information Technology Council Meeting in None Add
    • Teacher Education Council Meeting in None Add
  • 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

    East Austin Academy College Prep Tour
  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 3:45 PM-4:00 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 3:45 PM-4:00 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 5:15 PM-6:45 PM
    in Capitol D

  • 5:15 PM-6:15 PM

  • 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

  • 6:30 PM-8:00 PM

Thursday, March 8th

  • 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
    Good Morning Beverage

  • 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
    in Creekside I

    CITE Editors Meeting
  • 7:45 AM-8:45 AM
    Good Morning Beverage

  • 7:45 AM-8:45 AM

    Meetings

    • Early Childhood Education (TE) SIG in None Add
    • English Education (TEC) SIG in None Add
    • Information Technology Education (TEC) SIG in None Add
    • Workforce Education in None Add
  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    in Capitol D

    General Session and Keynote: Mark Milliron: Keynote: Mark Milliron, Chancellor for Western Governors University Texas
    None
  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

  • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM

    Teacher Education Council Meeting
  • 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

    Texas Advanced Computing Center Tour
  • 1:30 PM-2:45 PM
    Electronic & Assistive Technology Playground Open

  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

  • 3:45 PM-4:00 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 3:45 PM-4:00 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 4:00 PM-5:00 PM

  • 5:15 PM-6:15 PM

  • 6:30 PM-8:30 PM

    SITE Leadership Summit (invited)

Friday, March 9th

  • 7:45 AM-8:45 AM
    Good Morning Beverage

  • 7:45 AM-8:45 AM

    CITE Editors Meeting
  • 8:30 AM-12:00 PM

  • 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    in Capitol C

    W1: Using Web 2.0 Applications as Educational Tools for 21st Century Teaching and Learning (BYOL-Bring Your Own Laptop)
    Sara McNeil & Bernard Robin
    This workshop will actively involve participants in an exploration of innovative, Web 2.0 applications as tools to support the teaching and learning of 21st century skills across content areas in K-16 classrooms. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in hands-on practice with a variety of these tools for communication, collaboration, critical thinking/problem solving, and visual learning. The workshop uses the metaphor of tools and a toolbox since a toolbox contains an assortment of tools designed for specific tasks and that the owner values and are indispensable to his/her practice. The owner is actively looking for tools to add to the toolbox that would do the job better or faster or easier. Through explorations of and discussions about a variety of tools, participants will learn to begin a task by deciding what they want to accomplish before choosing the tool. The most important feature of the toolbox metaphor is picking the right tool for the task.
  • 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    in Capitol F

    W11: Let's Jing into the 21st century! Why screencasting using Jing has become the new way to create and narrate small movies.
    This three hour workshop will demonstrate how to create a screencast using Jing. A screencast allows for better collaboration and sharing of computer based content. Narrating slide shows and capturing content from your computer has never been easier with these two free* products. Two solutions will be discussed, a software product (Jing) and a “cloud” based product (screenr.com).
  • 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    in Creekside I

  • 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    in Creekside II

    W3: Google+ for Educators
    Lisa Thuman, Chris Penny & Nusrat Sohail
    Google+ can serve as a powerful tool for educators. This workshop will explore various assets that allow students and educators to create rich collaborative environments that support learning opportunities. Google+ provides access to an array of Google tools—from standing favorites, such as YouTube and Picasa—to new ones, such as Hangouts and Circles. Google+ can be used to support activities such as collaborative projects, student advisement, course assignments, and more. This is a BYOD workshop, and participants should have a Google+ account to get the most from this event.
  • 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
    in Capitol H

    W4: Preparing Preservice Teachers to Find Global Partners and Build Communities of Practice and Learning (BYOL-Bring Your Own Laptop)
    This session is designed to support teacher educators in enhancing their understanding of how e-technologies can facilitate global education and bring the world into the classroom. Participants will explore how to utilize collaborative, project-based, student-driven, technology-enabled, international learning projects to meet traditional US and international benchmarks in creative ways. Presenters will share resources and model strategies for introducing these resources to teacher candidates. Presenters will present strategies and tools helpful in identifying and selecting global learning projects. To illustrate global partnerships, participants will explore iEARN ((International Education and Resource Network) a k-12 global inquiry project, review resources from ITEN the teacher education section of the Organization of American States (OAS) and discover how teacher educators from around the world are participating in a 21st century course that models digital age instruction.
  • 10:00-10:15 AM
    Beverage Break

  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

  • 12:00 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:30 PM-1:30 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

    W5: Using Digital Storytelling to Promote 21st Century Skills in Today’s Classroom (BYOL-Bring Your Own Laptop)
    In the session, digital story examples will be shown and design and development models will be shared and discussed. Participants will then work with images, audio narration and background music, to create a basic digital story. Participants will create their story using Microsoft Photo Story 3 software, a free program available for participants to load on their Windows-based computers. Participants will record audio narration and develop transitions and movement for their digital stories and learn to save their work for playback on a computer or online. The workshop will conclude with participants discussing next steps and strategies for using Digital Storytelling in the classroom. After the workshop, participants will have access to online resources and tutorials.
  • 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

    W7: Enhancing and Differentiating K-8 Instruction Using Web 2.0 Tools (BYOL-Bring Your Own Laptop)
    With limited time of direct instruction in the classroom, meeting state and/or common core standards, differentiating instruction for all learners, and reaching the digital-age student, educators are hungry for effective ways of integration. One challenge that educators face is having enough time. This workshop is a ‘one stop shop’ for educators to find interactive web resources that can be integrated into their daily lessons plans the same day as the presentation! This workshop will allow participants to walk away with close to 100 content specific and additional web resources for their students to be engaged with. All resources used in this workshop are free and require no financial support from the teacher or the school. In the economic times that we are living in today, financial support is slim – especially in the education world of life. This workshop was designed with the thought of supporting educators and enhancing student learning through the use of free resources that are housed in cyberspace.
  • 1:30 PM-4:30 PM

    W8: Global Media Literacy: Connecting Teachers to the World Using Mobile Technologies
    Melda Yildiz & Belinha S De Abreu
    This pre-conference session offers an experiential and exploratory look at making global connections through the lens of media literacy education using mobile technologies. Participants will be provided with background knowledge on global media literacy, develop a clear understanding of the connections to the common core standards as well as other national and international standards and frameworks, understand the uses and tools available for making the world an open doorway to their classroom, and finally be able to articulate Global Media Literacy Education for integration for their own individualized classrooms.
  • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:45 PM

Virtual Papers