Schedule

Monday, March 21st

  • 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    in Verelst

    W1: Classroom Collaboration Using Web 2.0 Tools
  • 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    in Percival

    W2: Digital Citizenship 411 - How to keep it real with middle school students
    How do we make our students listen and adhere to safety when going online? This workshop will give you tips to engage in conversations with your students regarding how machines work, data mining and how to be safe online while using this marvelous tool and connectivity to the World Wide Web!
  • 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    in Vernon

    W3: Leveraging social and popular behavior towards effective learning (Using mobile phones, Instagram and Blogger to make "SelfieBooks")
    Paa Nyarko-Krampah , Samuel Moss & Mark Riley
    The ubiquity of mobile devices and the boom of the social media experience has impacted all aspects of human life. Most learners own at least one smart device and a social media account. Research has shown that these can be leveraged to improve student retention, achievement and reaching differentiated learning needs (Kukulska-Hulme et al., 2005). Squire and Dikkers (2012) also found that the affordances of mobile media amongst youth resulted in the amplification of interest, self, social networks and learning. This session will introduce and demonstrate the use of mobile/ smart devices and social media as a means of learning and evaluation using blogger and Instagram to create “SelfieBooks”
  • 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
    in Sloane

    W4: Recording and using digital video for reflection, performance assessment and professional development
    In this workshop we provide an overview of new tools, techniques and models for recording and using digital video to strengthen evaluation of student performance or reflecting on one’s own practice. First we will demonstrate some essential practices for capturing good video and audio in the classroom. Attendees will practice with “micro” studios that use small cameras, including smart phones or iPod Touches with discreet tripods or clips to capture video with little impact in the classroom. Different microphone options will be explored, including wireless. We will demonstrate robot camera mounts from Swivl and Canon to combine media presentation with instructional recording. Second, we present different post production techniques and process workflows that can scale in teacher preparation programs. Third, we will present hosting solutions from Vimeo and EdThena that teachers and candidates can use to reflect on performance and distribute video.
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
    in Verelst

    W5: Blended or On the Rocks: Making Blended Learning Work
    Blended learning has been around for the last twelve years. With four key models of blended learning schools have taken pieces and parts to create their own mixology of blended learning. There is no right or wrong way to stir together the ingredients of blended learning, it is all about how to make the program work for your school or classroom. During this hands-on workshop the participants will watch, learn, and explore data from blended learning schools from around the country. The workshop will be set up in a rotational blended learning model. As the participants move from teacher directed, group activities, and independent learning they will have time to reflect on the different learning modalities, level of student engagement, define different types of blended learning models, and compare the blended learning techniques. This session is geared for all levels of blended learning educators and administrators.
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
    in Percival

    W6: Collaborating with Data in STEM Classrooms
    Fred Martin , James Dalphond & Sam Michalka
    Students are required by current frameworks to learn data analysis skills. Technologies for data collection and visualization play a key role in the acquisition of these skills. In this workshop, attendees will be introduced to a collaborative data collection and visualization system purpose-built for middle and high school STEM classes. This system, iSENSE, was developed at the University of Massachusetts Lowell with direct feedback from teachers and students. iSENSE provides a shared repository of projects and data sets from all STEM fields and provides tools for data-driven classroom activities. Attendees will be given a hands-on introduction to iSENSE by engaging in classroom activities. Attendees will explore existing “curated” data sets and contribute new data using laptops and mobile devices. Instructors will lead a discussion about how this technology has been integrated into existing curricula and how it may be integrated into participants’ classrooms.
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
    in Vernon

    W7: Introduction to Text Mining in Educational Research
    This 4-hour workshop is designed for educational researchers interested in learning analytics and data mining. By the end of the workshop participants will be able to 1) identify research questions that can be explored through data mining, 2) extract big data from social networking sites, like Facebook and Twitter, 3) identify ways to answer relevant research questions using big data analysis techniques. The only prerequisites are to bring your own laptops and have your own ideas for online learning activities.
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
    in Sloane

    W8: iWhat? How to use iBooks Author to Create an eBook as a Classroom Assignment
    Bring eBook pages to life like never before with iBooks Author. iBooks Author is a free application for Mac that allows you to integrate text, photos, slideshows, diagrams, videos, and audio into your own interactive, multi-touch eBooks that can be viewed on the iPad using the iBooks app. The means to create and publish your own eBook is finally here! With its drag-and-drop interface and free design templates, anyone can create an interactive eBook with iBooks Author. This session will show participants around the basics of iBooks Author like adding photos and videos, inserting text, creating new chapters, previewing your project on an iPad, and publishing your final product to the iBookstore for purchase or free download. Participants in this session will get the opportunity to see the entire eBook creation process on screen. Whatever your project, from a college textbook to a Middle School newspaper, this session will help you make the most of what iBooks Author has to offer.
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM
    in Savannah

    W9: Teaching Technology Integration: Learning Activity Types and Understanding by Design to build TPACK
    Technology integration should be an ongoing negotiation rather than an afterthought. This session will facilitate the use of frameworks to integrate technology in purposeful lesson design and evaluate the usefulness of emerging technologies. Presenters will model the use of these frameworks, and participants will apply them to their own disciplines.

Tuesday, March 22nd

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
    in Regency AB

    Welcome, General Session & Keynote: “PLAN B”: Education to Improve the World
    Today, what the world offers our kids as education is pretty much the same everywhere — albeit with a wide range of quality and success. I call it “Plan A” education — it’s what all of us experienced. It is based on an “academic model” with the goal of “learning now, so you can accomplish later.” The curriculum is a narrow range of subjects — math, English/local language, science and social studies (“The MESS”).
  • 9:45 AM-10:15 AM
    Good Morning Beverage

  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

  • 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:30 PM-1:45 PM

    Meetings

    • Computational Thinking (ITC) SIG in Regency AB Add
    • Consultative Council Meeting in Plimsoll Add
    • Digital Fabrication (ITC) SIG in Harborside Center Add
    • Digital Games & Simulations (ITC) SIG in Regency D Add
    • Digital Storytelling/Video (ITC) SIG in Regency E Add
    • Distance/Flexible Education (ITC) SIG in Regency F Add
    • Equity & Social Justice (ITC) SIG in Scarbrough 1 Add
    • Graduate Education & Faculty Development (ITC) SIG in Scarbrough 2 Add
    • International Education (ITC) SIG in Scarbrough 3 Add
    • K–12 Online Learning (ITC) SIG in Scarbrough 4 Add
    • Mobile Learning SIG (ITC) in Verelst Add
    • New Possibilities (ITC) SIG in Percival Add
    • Research & Evaluation (ITC) SIG in Vernon Add
    • Technological, Pedagogical & Content Knowledge (TPACK) (TE) SIG in Sloane Add
    • Technology Leadership (ITC) SIG in Savannah Add
    • Wearable Technologies (ITC) SIG in Harborside Center Add
    • Workforce Education (ITC) SIG in Harborside Center Add
  • 1:45 PM-2:45 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:00 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • 4:15 PM-5:15 PM

  • 6:30 PM-7:30 PM

    SITE Executive Board Meeting - Invitation Only

Wednesday, March 23rd

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM

    General Session, Paper Awards & Keynote
  • 9:45 AM-10:15 AM
    Good Morning Beverage

  • 10:00 AM-5:15 PM

  • 10:15 AM-11:30 AM

  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

  • 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:30 PM-1:45 PM

    Meetings

    • African Perspective in Regency AB Add
    • Assessment/eFolios (TEC) SIG in Harborside Center Add
    • Assistive Technologies & Special Education SIG in Regency D Add
    • Creativity (TEC) SIG in Regency E Add
    • Early Childhood Education (TEC) SIG in Regency F Add
    • Engineering Education (TEC) SIG in Scarbrough 1 Add
    • English Education (TEC) SIG in Scarbrough 2 Add
    • Geospatial Education (TEC) in Scarbrough 3 Add
    • Information Literacy Education (Library Sci.) (TEC) SIG in Scarbrough 4 Add
    • Information Technology Council Meeting in Plimsoll Add
    • Mathematics Education (TEC) SIG in Verelst Add
    • Science Education (TEC) SIG in Percival Add
    • Social Studies Education (TEC) SIG in Sloane Add
    • Special Education TEC SIG in Vernon Add
    • Teaching and Learning with Emerging Technologies (TEC) SIG in Savannah Add
    • Universal Design for Learning SIG (TEC) in Harborside Center Add
  • 1:45 PM-3:15 PM

  • 1:45 PM-2:45 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:00 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • 3:45 PM-5:15 PM

  • 4:15 PM-5:15 PM

  • 5:30 PM-7:00 PM

Thursday, March 24th

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM

    General Session, Poster Awards & Keynote
  • 9:45 AM-10:15 AM
    Good Morning Beverage

  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

  • 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
    Lunch Break

  • 12:30 PM-1:45 PM
    in Plimsoll

    Teacher Education Council Meeting
  • 1:45 PM-3:00 PM
    in Plimsoll

    CITE Journal Editors Meeting - Private
  • 1:45 PM-2:45 PM

  • 2:45 PM-3:00 PM
    Beverage Break

  • 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

  • 4:15 PM-5:15 PM

  • 6:00 PM-8:30 PM

    SITE Leadership Meeting (Invited)

Friday, March 25th

Virtual Papers