Wednesday November 9, 2016


7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration & Breakfast - Hilton Garden Inn at Riverwatch


8:30 AM - 9:20 AM Opening General Session


  1. Opportunity. Ideas. Transformative possibilities. LL2016 will be full of these! In this engaging and empowering opening session Supt. Katy Grondin and innovative Swedish educator and LL2014 presenter Tobias Gyllensvärd will support participants in setting their mindset through the voice of our users, our students and the idea of the "modern" teacher. In this way, the possibilities you'll be introduced to will have a far better chance of finding traction in your classroom. Prepare to make shift happen!


9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Concurrent Sessions Block 1


  1. Integrating STEM and STEAM into the Classroom (Julie Willcott) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 1)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: How can I effectively include STEM & STEAM learning in my iPad classroom?

  3. Presenter's Process: I will show how I have used iPads in a 1:1 teaching environment to locate resources for hands-on learning, to provide engaging opportunities for students to explore scientific content, and to allow students to interact with and learn from their environment.

  4. Getting to Work: Participants will learn how to make use of Exploratorium Science snacks (easily implementable, inexpensive hands-on activities).  Additionally, participants will be introduced to the use of high quality free apps for science content (Color Uncovered, Sound Uncovered, Chromoville, Elements 4D, and LeafSnap), and they will have the chance to use Sphero, a robotic ball, as a tool to collect and analyze data.


  1. Capture the Learning: Inspired Student Reflection (Daniel Tompkins) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 2)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: How can we make learner-centered reflection easier for busy teachers?

  3. Presenter’s Process: I will share my classroom blog with participants. We'll reflect on the content and intent of student blog posts. As a group we can discuss how documenting reflection can support our instructional practice and students' efforts to make sense of the world around them.

  4. Getting to Work: Participants will download Easy Blogger Jr. and learn how to connect their classroom or teacher Google account to the App. Instructions for using Easy Blogger Jr. will be provided in both print and online tutorials. Discussion will focus on our Driving Question: "How can we foster student reflection in meaningful ways?"


  1. Virtual Classroom Visit (Mauri Dufour) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 3)

  2. Format - A video team will visit an Auburn’s Early Elementary iPad Initiative Classroom and broadcast back to our meeting space at the Hilton Garden Inn. In the classroom, the teacher will take the participants on a tour, stopping to talk with students about their work, and provide information about the overall design of their 1:1 iPad classroom. Every attempt will be made to provide information around both the “how” and the “why” of Auburn’s Early Elementary iPad Initiative classroom practice.

  3. The video team will be connected to the Hilton Garden Inn, so questions can be forwarded to the teacher as needed during the "tour" component of the VCV. The visit will include approximately 40 minutes of classroom observation followed by a debrief with an administrator and classroom teacher(s).


10:45 - 11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions Block 2


  1. Augmented Reality in the Classroom (Douglas Parcher) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 1)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: How can we bridge the physical world in which we teach with the digital world that students learn in?

  3. Presenter’s Process: Using my library of video, digital content and presentations, I will share the concepts, tools and general ideologies of AR using real-world examples from my classroom delivered via lecture and digital presentations.  Additionally, I will also provide a hands-on Augmented Reality experience to each participant during the presentation.  Please visit my "www.ar4learning.com" site.

  4. Getting to Work: Participants will draw upon the creative centers of their "teacher-ness" to design and create their first Augmented Reality experiences for their classrooms. It will quickly become apparent that student learning (and engagement) will deepen while realizing increases in their teaching effectiveness. Discussions for using Augmented Reality with their students will be enthusiastic!


  1. I Was A Digital Refugee, But Look At Me Now! (Mindy Godbout) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 2)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: How can I better reach struggling readers?

  3. Presenter’s Process: I will describe and demonstrate my process for having volunteer readers record books in my classroom library and create a QR code for each. This will be followed by a demonstration of how students access the recordings and a copy of the book to read along  working independently.

  4. Getting to Work: Participants will be moving through the process of recording a book, uploading the recording, creating the QR code and attaching it to the book. Participants will be given a list of already recorded books for their own classroom use.


  1. Improving Early Literacy with iPads (Ryan Wiggins) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 3)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: How can I use an iPad to increase re-reading opportunities but most importantly get my students to be excited about re-reading and document their progress?

  3. Presenter's Process: I will show engaging and concrete videos of how my students use a variety of free and paid apps that support re-reading in a variety of contexts, such as readers theater, recording their writing, and using the cloud based app Just Press Record and Seesaw to document their fluency progress.

  4. Getting to Work: Participants will get to explore and experiment with the free apps ChatterPix Kid, Adobe Voice, and Shadow Puppet Edu in variety of different literacy settings. This will lead to increased knowledge about each app and confidence in knowing how each app supports fluency development and which literacy setting it works best in.


12:15 - 1:15 PM Lunch


1:30 - 2:30 PM  Concurrent Sessions Block 3


  1. Designing Learning Opportunities for Learners Who Struggle (Audrey O'Clair, Stephanie Webber) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 1)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge:  Designing engaging and effective learning opportunities for struggling literacy learners.

  3. Presenter's Process: We have created personalized and unique learning opportunities through the use of the iPad in our classrooms that engage students who have come to school behind the line. In addition, we have developed classroom practices that nurture a child’s natural inquisitiveness with strategies for gaining skills.

  4. Getting to Work: In a crowdsourcing model, participants will brainstorm effective practices for our most needy learners. Solutions for leveraging iPad in engaging intervention strategies will be created and shared.


  1. Using Mobile Technology to Promote Mathematical Discourse and Support Conceptual Understanding of Mathematics (Lisa Coburn) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 2)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: How can I promote conceptual understanding of mathematics and the incorporation of the 8 mathematical practices?

  3. Presenter's Process: We will demonstrate how using apps such as Explain Everything and Showbie have allowed teachers to manage and respond to students' work.

  4. Getting to Work: Participants will solve math problems and record their thinking using Explain Everything and other open apps. They will also be able to explore how Showbie helps with the management of recordings. We will also share the list of open apps.


  1. Sharing Classroom Learning with Families: Seesaw, Blogger, and more (Cathy Wolinsky) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 3)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: How can we share the learning that happens in the classroom with families?

  3. Presenter’s Process: I will share how I use SeeSaw to share kindergarten and first grade student work with parents and families.

  4. Getting to Work: Participants will create a Seesaw account and become familiar with the procedures for adding students, recording posts and sharing with families. Also, documents that have been created for working with classroom volunteers would be shared.


2:45 - 3:45 PM  Concurrent Sessions Block 4


  1. You Two Play Nice: Reconciling Google Apps and the iPad (Jon Graham) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 1)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: How can I effectively use the multitude of Google tools in the iPad classroom?

  3. Presenter's Process: I will show how GAFE (Google Apps For Education) can even work in a classroom where the kids do not even have Google accounts.  I will also explain how familiarizing teachers and students with GAFE now will help them when they have their own accounts in the future.

  4. Getting to Work: Participants will be able to select and play around with any number of GAFE tools to focus on.  Creating a Form for a survey, quiz or feedback?  Uploading videos to YouTube for easy sharing?  Utilizing goo.gl for QR codes and trackable links?  Making a paperless worksheet with Docs?  Sharing iPad rendered projects through Google Drive?  There are so many possibilities! Designing engaging and effective learning opportunities for struggling literacy learners.


  1. Creating Rich Math Communities through Collaboration and Co- Investigation (Peter Tierney-Fife (EDC), Shannon Larson (UMF), and Kelly McCormick (USM)) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 2)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: Is what I am doing with iPads making a difference for the learning of mathematics content and enduring practices students need for the future?                                                                                                          

  3. Presenter’s Process: Through discussion and demonstration we will expose participants to a variety of resources that they will be able to use immediately in their classrooms.                                                                                                                                       

  4. Getting to Work: We will show examples of what we have done in technology rich classrooms and will engage with the rich artifacts students have created that demonstrate knowledge of mathematical practices and content. 


  1. Let's Learn From the Experts! (Mauri Dufour) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 3)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: How can student empowerment be fostered and demonstrated in our classrooms?                                                                                        

  3. Presenter’s Process: Several of my students will be in a round-table or Genius Bar setting demonstrating their work and their skills.                                                                     

  4. Getting to Work: Participants will have the opportunity to hear from the  "real experts" about their classroom process and how it fits with their learning.


4:00 PM “We’ve Learned a Lot Today!” - Reflective Conversation & Planning (Dr. Mike Muir) (Hilton Garden Inn - Sections 1, 2, 3)


  1. Common Educator Challenge: How can an educator avoid drowning in the new ideas they collect at a great conference like LL2016?                                                                                        

  2. Presenter’s Process: Pretty straight forward -  Mike says, “I love to learn, but to make sure I can effectively use those new ideas I have to reflect on my experience, discuss with colleagues, and plan action steps for utilization of my learning.”                                                                  

  3. Getting to Work: Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on what they’ve seen during the day, discuss in small groups and then as a large group. Then they’ll be supported in a facilitated planning model to develop clear action steps. The goal is to make sure your learning will be put to purposeful and effective use in your classroom.


5:15 PM Early supper! Please stay and enjoy a great meal with colleagues, presenters, and new friends.


Thursday November 10, 2016


7:30 - 8:30 AM Breakfast & Learning


8:30 - 9:15 AM General Session - Getting ready to make the most of Day 2


9:30 - 10:30 AM Concurrent Sessions Block 5


  1. Leveraging Play to Learn (Audrey O'Clair, Julie Willcott) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 1)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: Are play and learning mutually exclusive; how can I meet the need to provide opportunities to play, with the amount of academic learning that is required?

  3. Presenters’ Process: We will have the group work to merge play and academics into playing learning experiences.  We will share our experiences with STEM and with literacy.  We will demonstrate how Sphero, a robotic call, can be used to recreate experiences from literature developing empathy for characters and demonstrating understanding of reading content.

  4. Getting to Work: Participants will have use Sphero to recreate a story or to create a story of their own telling.  Participants will explore tools such as iMovie and Shadow Puppet to record and document their playful learning experience.


  1. Exciting Students About Math Problems: Using Technology to Structure Problem Solving and Collaboration With CueThink (Vicki Decker) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 2)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: What can I do? Students at all levels struggle with solving math word problems, often trying to skip the initial steps of understanding and planning and then not reviewing their work after. 

  3. Presenter's Process: I will use examples of student and teacher reactions about the benefits of using the CueThink app, which allows for differentiation and provides peer editing opportunities as well as simultaneously creating a library of student created videos for students to access any time. 

  4. Getting to Work: Participants will take on the role of student so they can experience the CueThink process. ]This will be followed by registering for a free trial, to get an over view of the teacher platform and time to create an assignment to do with their own students.


  1. Virtual Classroom Visit (Laura Hemond) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 3)

  2. Format - A video team will visit an Auburn’s Early Elementary iPad Initiative Classroom and broadcast back to our meeting space at the Hilton Garden Inn. In the classroom, the teacher will take the participants on a tour, stopping to talk with students about their work, and provide information about the overall design of their 1:1 iPad classroom. Every attempt will be made to provide information around both the “how” and the “why” of Auburn’s Early Elementary iPad Initiative classroom practice.

  3. The video team will be connected to the Hilton Garden Inn, so questions can be forwarded to the teacher as needed during the "tour" component of the VCV. The visit will include approximately 40 minutes of classroom observation followed by a debrief with an administrator and classroom teacher(s).


10:45 - 11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions Block 6


  1. iPad Learning Community Collaboration (Summer Hill) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 1)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: How can we use iPads to build community between educators, learners and families?

  3. Presenter’s Process: I will discuss the process by which my school fosters collaboration, which improves our ability to utilize technology and how it can help move us toward customizing learning for each student. Resources to be shared include the topics we used for our monthly collabs, as well as apps, video tutorials, and examples of projects we used.

  4. Getting to Work: During the facilitated work time participants will be able to try out resources and develop an action plan of how they can collaborate within their grade level and/or building to share ideas and expertise.


  1. Digital Literacy: They’ve Read the Book, Now What? (Patti Francis & Kari Crosman) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 2)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: How can we successfully integrate digital tools into the curriculum as ways to demonstrate understanding and proficiency?

  3. Presenter's Process: We will showcase how we are integrating digital literacy into the classroom by presenting some of our 2nd through 5th graders’ literacy-based media projects.

  4. Getting to Work: Using PicCollage, participants will create a book cover for a book they've recently read with their class.  This will include using the image search, background, and text features of the app to recreate the story elements (title, author, setting, brief summary, and main characters).


  1. iPad Ideas and Lessons for STEM (Ryan Wiggins) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 3)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: I want to integrate iPads into STEM but I don’t know where to start?

  3. Presenter's Process: I will show engaging and concrete examples of how I have integrated the iPad into a variety of first grade STEM lessons to make learning more visible, meaningful, and rigorous.

  4. Getting to Work: Participants will get to explore iOS time lapse feature, the free augmented reality apps Chromville, AR Flash Card-Space, and use (the free version) of the Book Creator app to explore the STEM templates I have built. If time permits outside of the session I will show participants how to make their own Book Creator templates, so students can move through experiments without the teacher having to explain what to do every step of the way. 



12:15 - 1:15 PM Lunch & Learn - Hilton Garden Inn at Riverwatch


1:30- 2:30 PM Concurrent Sessions Block 7


  1. Online Portfolios With Seesaw (Jamie Paige) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 1)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: How can I use digital portfolios on the iPad to document student learning and growth?

  3. Presenter's Process: I will demonstrate how I’ve been using SeeSaw to document student learning, to provide feedback, and to communicate with families.

  4. Getting to Work: Participants will begin by creating their own SeeSaw account entering students. Once that's accomplished, they will be able to explore how students submit work to their portfolio using pictures, videos, drawings, and written or typed text.


  1. Teaching with The Teachley Tools (Carol Miller & Teachley) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 2)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: How do I have Individualized work for students that is meaningful?  

  3. Presenter’s Process: We will use Teachley products Addimals, Subtractimals Mt Multiplis to provide participants with valuable tools.           

  4. Getting to Work: Participants will get a clear understanding of all the products and set up their class so students will be able to work immediately when they return to their schools. At the end of this session participants will have access to all of the apps and will be able to have their apps set up and rosters complete.


  1. They Did the Work, Now What? (Mauri Dufour) (Hilton Garden Inn - Section 3)

  2. Common Classroom Challenge: How can I help my students demonstrate their learning?   

  3. Presenter’s Process:  We will show how to integrate and use digital math journals to empower students to show what they know. Mathematical thinking, exploring and explaining can be taken to the next level with video and voice over. We will use Tiggly apps and thinking journals to show how to build a student digital math journal.                                                                                               

  4. Getting to Work: Participants of this session will have time to explore the apps Tiggly, Explain Everything and Showbie. We will discuss and share next steps to begin to create digital math journals


2:45 - 3:45 PM Closing General Session


  1. Here’s what my kids are doing in 1st Grade! (Ryan Wiggins)

  2. Through words, images, and video, Ryan will share engaging stories of purposeful and effective use of iPads in his first grade classroom. Building on these stories, Ryan will then help us to reflect on what this meant for other grades (both before and after Grade 1) as we all work together to support the wholistic development of capable and competent learners who will go on to be a competent, engaged and successful community members.


3:45 - 4:00 PM Feedback & Door Prizes

 

Agenda

Subject to adjustment