Sessions


What are the goals of edcampPDX?
  • Networking: Connect educators in the Portland / Oregon area
  • Instructional Practices: Learn new curriculum ideas, best practices, and/or tech integration ideas from other educators
  • Personalized: You customize your own PD by suggesting, facilitating and attending sessions about topics that interest you!

The idea behind the edcamp philosophy is that everyone is involved - there are no passive recipients. Please write a brief description of a session you could facilitate. After all of the potential session descriptions are added, we will vote on which sessions we want, combine some, and assign rooms and times. The sessions are meant to be helpful and beneficial to all grade levels and subject areas so we want to make sure we have a variety of options. The rule of the unconference is to "vote with your feet." If a session doesn't meet your needs, simply get up and move on to another room. If you would like to pop into more than one session per time slot, that's another reason to make a move.

Shared EdCampPDX Notes Doc

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Tagboard

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Tentative Schedule
Time

Event
8:30 am - 9:00 am

Gathering and organizing of the day
9:00 am - 9:15 am

Meet and greet
9:15 am - 9:45 am

Get to know ya
9:50 am - 11:00 am

Session 1
11:00 am - 11:15 am

Transition with new pitches
11:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Session 2
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Lunch
1:15 - 1:30 pm

Transition with new pitches
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Session 3
2:45 - 3:15 pm

S'more sharing and evaluation

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 Session Ideas at Riverdale School

Name/Contact
Topic
Description
Appropriate for which level?
Melissa Lim
Race & Identity
How do race and identity affect how you are perceived by others?



Any
Melissa Lim
Do you have to be liked to be respected?
Conversation around the question "Do you have to be liked to be respected?"
Any
Melissa Lim
Building community in the classroom
What are some things that you do to build community in the classroom at the beginning of the year, throughout the year, end of the year?
Any
Corin
Things That Suck
Come and discuss controversial topics in education.
Any
Peter Pappas
Get started with Flipping your classroom
An open discussion of the challenges and opportunities - open to everyone - from experienced to folks who are thinking they might like to try. We can flip this session. Watch this slideshare on Getting Started with Flipped Classroom if you want some background.
Intermediate - HS
Tim Lauer
Chromebook 101
Share and learn about Chromebooks. Features, use cases, nuts and bolts...
Any
Nichole Carter
@MrsCarterHLA
Autocrat in the English Classroom
Come learn how to use autocrat to create generic writing templates for your students (create it once and use it over and over again!) and how to create rubrics that make grading a breeze yet give tons of positive feedback to students.
Intermediate- not just for the English classroom can apply anywhere especially where there is a lot of writing happening.
Nichole Carter
How to develop a culture of voluntary PD in your school
Open discussion, I will share some of the strategies I have used at my school but I am also dying to hear what other people have done to encourage other teachers to seek out professional development on their own time.
Any
Nichole Carter
Leveraging your LMS to it's highest potential
I will be showcasing out staff in our building have used Schoology with students and each other to get the most out of their LMS platform.
Any
Don Berg
Hidden Curriculum 101: Recognize and Prevent Educational Nuisances
Refrigerators and achievement both have obvious benefits, but under some circumstances they can also do harm to children. Under those circumstances they become nuisances. I will explain situations in which achievement can become a nuisance due to the hidden curriculum. We will then explore strategies to improve the hidden curriculum in your school to prevent educational nuisances.
All
Peter Pappas
Intro to iBooks Author
Interested in iBooks Author - you (or your students) wish you could create your own book? Here's an intro to the opportunities, challenges, works flow. Not a step-by-step. But you'll leave convinced you can do it. Lots of samples and resources to share. See my 7 free iBooks at iTunes
Any and All
Alison Anderson
@tedrosececi
Projects to build student super powers
I've been reading Kristen Swanson's Unleashing Student Super Powers - which is full of awesome (tech integrated) projects for students of all levels. Would love to have a conversation about how these might work, what could be tweaked/added and share other ideas for projects to grow student skills, like wondering, currating, connecting, digital inking, designing and more.
K8
Alison Anderson
Chrome 102
Not an expert! But would love to talk best Chrome add-ons and Chrome apps
Any and all
Carol Wyatt
90% eBooks
Some lesson learned as we move to 90% digital textbooks
9-12
Carol Wyatt
ed Tech Cert
Affordable graduate credit focused on technology
Any ans all
Nicole Langton
Genius Hour/Passion Projects/ GOOGLE 20% time
Will be talking about the process of GH that was developed and used this year within our team with lower achieving students as well as an Honors. Would love to hear if other have done this, resources they used or had kids using to create their own content/project. Or any ideas for the future of GH.
Any
Sean Williams
Everything You Didn't Know About Search
Think you are information literate? There's something for everyone here.
Any
Corin Richards



Tammy Schrader
exporting moodle resources to schology
It would be great to be able to export all the resources put into moodle and place them into schoology.
Any
Jillian Risher
Paperless Balance
How much paper is too much paper when you could be paperless? Should everything be paperless? Is there a balance? Come give your input on this hot topic for 1:1 implementers.
Any
Peter Pappas
SAMR in action: Text data lesson hack-a—thon
I’m intrigued with the power of online tools for instantly graphing the usage of words and phrases. First Google’s nGram Viewer and now the just launched - NY Times Chronicle. I’d like us to get together to develop some quick lessons that allow students to explore research methods, make and test predictions, use data in the humanities.
any
Jon Samuelson
Coding - how to get more students and teachers doing this in schools.
Just a conversation I would like to have. This is a topic that should start way earlier in elementary grades and continue throughout high school. Can we pull together some resources and get some after school coding clubs together in Oregon?
Any
Paul Monheimer
The Journey to Paperless
This could be combined with Jillian's session. As I have moved to paperless, it is worth looking at the speed bumps, workflow changes etc that come with the move. And, the results! Looking to have a lively discussion!

Matt Head
@OneOldKid
Welcome Back!
How to make the first day(s) of school awesome for the students and the teacher!
Any
Matt Head
@oneoldkid
Everyone has a device! BYOD
Nearly every student has a device (some sort of smart phone, tablet, or computer) How can we effectively use all of the devices to make learning AWESOME?
Any
Matt Head
@oneoldkid
Telling Your Story with Social Media
Social Media is everywhere! How can we leverage the connectedness that Social Media offers to tell a great story for our school and/or classroom?
Admin / Any





















Prior #edcampPDX Session Archive

Saturday, April 12, 2014 Session Ideas at Lewis Elementary

Name/Contact
Topic
Description
Appropriate for which level?
Melissa @actionhero
  1. Race Ahead
  2. Photowalk
  3. Share Fair
  4. Teacher Confessions
  5. Subversive Session
  1. Let's talk about our experiences with privilege and race.
  2. Take a walk and take photos! Learn about some photo apps and photography tips. Class ideas?
  3. Pick five activities/lessons you do in class no matter what and share.
  4. A safe place for confessing your educational sins.
  5. What do you do in your class that you technically aren't supposed to do, but do anyway because it's good for kids? Could be merged with #4 idea.
Any
Luann @Stardiverr
Helping your students find an authentic audience for their work
Please bring examples, ideas, what works, and what you wish would work.
Any
Ben
@bensjones
Being Healthy and Happy
An open discussion about the 'Happy and Healthy' part of Logan Laplante's Ted talk.
Any
Ben @bensjones
Supporting Hackschooling
An open discussion around how might a classroom look if you know the kids are hacking the class.
Any
Rob @evernotefolios
Using narrative to support making in and out of the classroom
I will share the story of how I developed a narrative based approach to making through my Tinker Camp and we will discuss how that could be applied in the classroom.
Any
Rob @evernotefolios
Evernote for Portfolios and Bloom's Taxonomy
How could we use Evernote and Bloom's Taxonomy to support student documentation, collaboration and reflection?
Any
Nichole
@mrscarterhla
Genius Hour/ 20% Projects; what's it all about?
I will share how I am using the genius hour project in my 8th language arts class and would love to hear more ideas and help curate more pieces to build the curriculum for others.
Any
Marie @mbjerede
How tech shifts the power from institutions to kids, parents, and teachers
I'll share how I've seen mobile devices (when personal and connected 24/7/365) act as a catalyst (not a silver bullet) to change teacher and student practice to one where there is far more student agency and onwership. The path has been very different for different classrooms but the end results are remarkably similar. Discussion about how to foster this beyond the classrooms where there is an evangelist teacher-leader.
Any
Colette Cassinelli @ccassinelli
Checks for understanding
One of the best ways to tailor student learning is to have quick formative assessments throughout your teaching. What strategies are you using? How does the results impact what you do next? How do you know what they really know? Lets brainstorm both tech and non-tech ways to capture student learning.

Miranda Doyle
@mirandadoyle
Google Add-ons
What add-ons are you and your students using in Google documents, free or paid? I like the Easybib add-on for citations and Flubaroo for grading quizzes in Google Forms but would love more recommendations. Our district will be moving to Gmail and Google Drive next year so I'm gathering ideas!

Matt Head @oneoldkid
Social Media - HowTo
Social media (twitter, facebook, instagram, pinterest, youtube, google+, etc) are valuable teaching and learning resources. I hear almost daily that we need to use social media as a tool. What I don't hear is how to use social media as a tool. We will discuss various ways to best use social media tools for a variety of situations. Check out my Canvas Course about social media to get ready.
Any
Don Berg
Fauxchievement Stories
I'm working on a project and want to collect stories about fauxchievement: doing the minimal amount of work to look good on the terms set by the system but in a way that neglects deep learning. I will bring video and audio recording devices.
Any
Jane Krauss @jkrauss
What would a great edtech preservice class look like?
Imagine a shiny, new, fully prepared young teacher, fresh out of the box. What knowledge, skills, and dispositions does he or she have? I'm designing a new edtech course for preservice teachers and am looking to edcamp for input to ensure these newbies are optimally prepared. I'll do a quick run-through of what I've planned so far and then let you have it.
Any, ALL!
Darek Teller
@cellyme
Celly How To
In this session I will go over the basics of how to start using Celly in your classroom, school, or district.

Communicate with parents and students safely without sharing phone numbers or email addresses. Create messaging groups that students, parents, and staff can join by sending just one text message. Send out school and district-wide alerts; hold moderated group discussions in and out of class; engage parents via text message and answer student homework questions. Use Celly group polling for clicker-like feedback and student assessment; create your own quizzes and track scores. Share photos and files directly with your groups. This session will be a hands on demo: bring any phone, tablet, or laptop to join in!

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Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 Session Ideas at St. Clare

Name/Contact
Topic
Description
Appropriate for which level?
Melissa
What does modern learning look like today?
Conversation about education and modern learning today: should it be better or different?
Any
Corin
The 4 Cs
Collect, Curate, Create, Contribute - DIY professional development
Any
Melissa
New Features of Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts had a bunch of updates. Come check out the new features!
Any
Don Berg
Achievement as Attractive Nuisance
The hidden curriculum of high expectations and how to prevent a disaster in the making by applying the science of motivation.
Any
Allison Able
QR Codes in the Classroom
How to create and use QR Codes in the classroom. A simple way to add technology to projects that already exist and to create easy and fun new activities.
Any
Tony Irlbeck
Clone yourself!
Ways to make your job supporting technology easier. Possible topics include screen shots, screen casts, and starting a student led tech support team.
Any
Tony Irlbeck
Technology in Religion
Strategies for integrating technology into a religion classroom. Show & tell with 8th grade Saints project via Google +.
Any
Matt Head
Simplify your life with Google Calendars
Using Google Calendars for everything from organizing your life to organizing your lesson plans.
Any
Matt Head
You are the Director!
Anyone can direct and produce high quality videos for use in a variety of settings from the gym to the classroom to professional development.
Any
Adam Howell
#OReduchat
Discussion about our Twitter chat, #OReduchat, and how we can make it meaningful.
Any
Adam Howell
Google scripts in the classroom
How I've used gClassFolders, Autocrat and Sheet Spider to give students descriptive feedback in the classroom
Any
Darek Teller
Celly How To
Learn how to use Celly for your classroom or school. I'll provide a brief interactive demo; BYOD. Use Celly for class discussion, to send hw reminders, group polls, emergency alerts, school and district-wide announcements, and more.
Any
Don Wolff
eMail updates/announcements to your Google Site
Need to add a quick announcement or addition to your Google Site... this session will work through how to setup your site in order to be able to email updates to your Google Site.



August 7, 2013 Session Ideas at La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
Shared EdCampPDX Notes __http://bit.ly/edcamppdx
Tagboard __http://tgb.io/edcamppdx__

Name / Contact
Topic
Description
Appropriate for which level?
Corin Richards
Minecraft in Education
Let's brainstorm creative ways to use gaming in the classroom. ORVSD will soon host Minecraft on a server. Learn what it will take to make it work in your school.
any and all
Corin Richards
Good stories using the SAMR Model
Based on the four levels of SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) let's talk about the strategies you've seen used to get teachers in your buildings to think differently about education. How have you adapted?
any
Carol Wyatt
Notability in the Classroom
Taking Notes in a one to one classroom, collaboration and workflow.
Middle and High School
Colette Cassinelli
Google Maps Engine (Beta)
Hands-on session: I attended the Google Geo Institute this summer and would love to share the new Google Maps Engine and have everyone play around with it & then brainstorm ways to use Google Maps in all subject areas. http://www.google.com/earth/outreach/tutorials/all.html#mapsengine
All
Peter Pappas
Getting started with iBooks author
Depends on the attendees - could be anything from just a feasibility discussion, to a how to get started, to a more advanced treatment. Bring your iPad and I'll shoot your a copy of my latest iBook. "Recruiting Rosie: The Sales Pitch That Won a War."
all
Matt Anthes-Washburn (Vernier)
1:1 and BYOD probeware and sensors
Learn how to use iPad, Chromebook, and other mobile devices with your existing probes and sensors. Students can collaborate on experiments while individually analyzing and annotating data and graphs.
k-college
Peter Pappas
PBL lesson design hack-a-thon
I'm teaching SS methods at UP this fall. I'm going to have my UP students work with small Japanese- American Historical museum in Old Town to develop some learning resources.
Let's have a brainstorm session on possible projects, web tools and apps that any of us might use for merging tech / PBL / humanities (or other disciplines) . I have some ideas - would love to share and kick the tires. I think it could be a valuable session for anyone who wanted to inject some more PBL into their classroom. (PS - I'm working on a location-based walking tour for smartphones using free sites and apps.)
secondary - college
Melissa Lim
Professional Learning Plan
Create a professional learning plan that helps guide your learning for next year. We'll also try to incorporate use of the SAMR and CRCD frameworks.

Alison Anderson,
Peter Pappas
Career Planning
How to make a living in education outside the classroom. Many of the planners of edcampPDX have second careers in education outside the classroom - trainers, consultant, writers, editors, grant writers, etc. Let's share our experiences.

John Zingale
Infographics
What are the best tools to create infographics in the classroom? How do you incorporate them into the classroom?
K - 12
Colette Cassinelli
How to keep kids reading
Especially at the high school level - its challenging to keep students reading. How do we use high tech and no-tech strategies to keep our students engaged and self-selecting reading material (fiction, non-fiction, online, etc) and maybe even find interesting reading material that supports subject area content. Discussion open to all grade levels.
3-12

EdmodoCon
Sessions http://edmodocon.com/#schedule

Darek & Rebecca from Celly
Celly http://cel.ly/education
Learn how to use Celly: send group messages, polls, mass alerts, and more to your entire class or school. Moderate group discussion for in and out of class activities, send homework reminders, quizzes, and enable group communication for field trips and teams. Celly works with all phones and/or any device with a web browser; no ads, no shared phone #'s or email.

Matt Head / @oneoldkid
Your PLN is Yours!
Using social media to develop and maintain a PLN, Professional Learning Network, that is meaningful for you.
All
Matt Head / @oneoldkid
Beginning with Tech in Your Classroom
Have a new iPad, Chromebook, Smart Phone or other technology to use in your classroom? Want to learn new and different ways to use the new tools? We can work together to help you figure out ways to use your new tools.
All
Shawn Daley
The STEM Lab of the Future
What should the STEM lab of the future look like? Should schools even plan to have STEM labs from here on out, or should they simply plan to make every single room a STEM space? I have been tasked with giving input as Concordia and PPS plan to rebuild Faubion Elementary (K-8) school in NE as a community learning center and need your take on what belongs in a "hub" of STEM learning.
All, but K-8 folks in particular.
Alison Anderson
@tedrosececi
Scoot and Doodle
Not only can you use Google Hangouts for in the classroom but now you can apply this new collaborative tool to encourage and enable your students to work together.
K-8
Melissa Lim
Autocrat & Doctopus
Learn how to use these awesome Google scripts to automate functions and make your life easier!
K-12
Corin Richards
Crowdsourcing the Classroom of the Future
Beaverton is visioning for new schools. Let's brainstorm what a day in the life of a student in 2050 will look like based on a project-based, inquiry-based classroom.
community members, k12





April 27, 2013 Session Ideas at Jesuit High School:

Shared EdCampPDX Notes __http://bit.ly/edcamppdx
Tagboard __http://tgb.io/edcamppdx__
Name / Contact
Topic
Description
Appropriate for which level?
Rachel
Wente-Chaney
@rwentechaney
Managing Teams and
Meetings with iPads
We have been playing with productivity and workflow apps that allow teams to share presentations
and run collaborative meetings from iPads (sans projectors, large packets of paper, and chart paper/whiteboards). I'll start with Idea Flight and see what others like and are using.
All
Don Berg
attitutor@gmail.com
Why'd She Do It? The Motivation Mystery Workshop
A participatory workshop with Don Berg who did his thesis research in psychology on motivational patterns in two alternative schools. Bring a teaching or parenting situation to share. Once we have a few representative situations to work with Don will go through a brief overview of how motivation actually works from a scientific perspective. Then you will revisit your challenges to apply the basic principles and he will help you formulate a strategy for addressing your issue. The focus will be on motivation as it relates to leadership, how can we, as either parents or teachers, help children cultivate and apply their motivational resources. Handout Link to pdf
All
Melissa Lim
@actionhero
Oregon Digital Learning Collaborative
Learn about this online community focused on mobile learning. Browse the forum for different discussion threads related to mobile learning, ask questions, find answers, share resources!
All
Marie Bjerede
marieb@e-mergents.com
@mbjerede
CCSS - helpful or harmful?
Discuss concerns, opportunities, and expectations regarding the implementation of the CCSS standards. Will they help or hurt students? Are they good/bad/thesame? A step in the right direction or a step backwards? If the standards and tests are new to the group (as they are to me) let's look online together at the sample assessments that PARCC has posted to see how they compare to today's testing. What do you think "teaching to the test" will look like in the future? How do you think your own practice will be affected?
All
Gregory Lum
glum@jesuitportland.org
@lumgregory

Konrad Reinhardt
kreinhardt@jesuitportland.org
Auras and Augmented Reality
View and create "auras" with Aurasma (www.aurasma.com). This free app for iPhones, iPads, and high-powered Android devices uses advanced image and pattern recognition to blend the real-world with rich content such as videos. Create auras for your class -- math, world languages, fine arts, and more.

Colette Cassinelli
@ccassinelli
iPads/tablets in Secondary Schools
Let's change our focus from Apps and have a candid discussion about how mobile devices can support student learning in the high school setting. How can these devices increase student engagement, productivity, scaffold learning, provide feedback & assessment and not just become "extra" activities when the real learning is done. Learning Plan with 1:1 Technology (pdf)
High School
(must be a morning session)
Corin Richards
corinrichards@gmail.com
@richards92
BYOD/T
What does bring your own technology/devices really mean at the classroom level? What does a district or school need to have in place before we set parameters and let kids bring their own devices to school? Is a PSP okay? What does the device need to run? How should staff and teachers prepare for this shift in teaching and learning?

Jennie Cournia
jcournia@jesuitportland.org
Lessons learned in a 1:1 ipad pilot for Honors Physics
A review of a 25 student pilot testing the iPad in a Physics Classroom. A look at workflow, note taking, research, and doing labs with Vernier Probes.
High School
Alison Anderson
@tedrosececi
Jenn Langhus
@jalldrinlanghus
Twitter
For PD and in the classroom
Want to try Twitter? We will help you sign up, follow some great people, link to some chats and show how to use it in the classroom.

Sean Williams
@seani
Social Networking is a good thing
Join us in a joint session with EdcampCO via Google Hangout! Session #1 only.

Mark Wills mwills@satigard.org
Deploying and Managing iPad/ios devices in K-12
Let's have an open forum discussion on methodology and tools for how to deploy, maintain, and update iPads and their apps. Focus on doing it on a budget where you can't afford $50-$100 per device per year for tools. Topics such as:
Configurator: Does it work?, Tips and tricks, what to watch out for.
MDM (mobile device management) What tools are available for Cheap or Free to help maintain your fleet.
Configuration profiles: what works, and what doesn't?

Paul Monheimer monheimerp@catlin.edu
Digital Story Telling
Using Puppet Pals app to create digital stories in social studies class. Project creator John Zingale will present and answer all the questions about integrating DST into any subject area
All
Paul Monheimer monheimerp@catlin.edu
Mobile Device ethics
Recently, a UCLA prof allowed his students to use any and all resources, including mobile devices on his course midterm. What does this portend for K-12? http://bit.ly/cheat427












































Nov. 17, 2012 Session Ideas:

EdCampPDX Storify http://storify.com/actionhero/edcamppdx-1
Name / Contact
Topic
Description
Appropriate for which level?
Colette Cassinelli
La Salle Catholic College Prep
@ccassinelli
Using the iPad as a content creation
tool (screencasts, video, etc) and workflow solutions

Resources
Compare various ways students can demonstrate
their understanding using content creation tools on the iPad
(Bring examples, if possible) and brainstorm ways students can share their projects.
All
Melissa Lim
PPS
mlim@pps.net
@actionhero
Using Google Hangouts for PD

http://bit.ly/googlehangoutspd
Learn how to set up a Google Hangout for remote meetings and PD sessions.
All
Melissa Lim
The Challenge: What are 10 methodologies and values all classrooms should exhibit?

http://bit.ly/vitalquestion
A conversation to help shift our organizational mindsets on teaching and learning.
All
Sean Williams @seani
Things that suck
HT to @dancallahan and @billselak
All
Sean Williams @seani
Leave your tech at the door
Lets talk teaching not technology
All
Sean Williams @seani
Facilitating change in your space

http://goo.gl/FKhIU
Taking a lesson from a lone nut
All




Don Berg attitutor@gmail.com
Curing Motivational Deficiencies:We can stop the epidemic of control in schools that demotivates teachers and students
Learn about three basic psychological needs and how meeting them will improve engagement and learning.
All
Alison Anderson @tedrosececi
Make your very own app!
Step by step -- how to make an app for your school, class, project... whatever you need! (It's kind of cheating, but still very useful!)
All
Colette Cassinelli
@ccassinelli
The power of networked learning
Lets discuss networked learning -- either for yourself professionally or how it impacts student learning. How do you network? With who? What have been the results?

Rob van Nood
@evernotefolios
www.evernotefolios.wordpress.com
Using Evernote to build dynamic online portfolios, and more.
Discover how Evernote can be used to change the way teachers and students approach the documentation, reflection, presentation and assessment of learning. This powerful tool helps students become the curators of their own learning narrative.
All
Jeremy Macdonald
@MrMacnology
Making Learning Accessible to All Students
We don't always think about how language affects each one of our students. Our schools are filled with language learners...and that includes our "native" English speakers. Let's discuss and learn some strategies to help meet the language (not content) needs of our students. And yes, we'll throw in some devices and apps that make this more meaningful and effective.
All
(See above)
Student Curation
Help break away from traditional assessments and empower students to create content in order to show and share learning. By doing so, students are able to apply their learning in a more purposeful manner that allows for better evaluation of skills and understanding. There are dozens of ways that student can begin to curate this learning (or content) and share it with others. Let's look at a few apps that help teachers and students accomplish this. (Plus, the discussion of 'audience' - who students [should] share with - is bound to come up.)
All
Melissa @actionhero
A photolog for your classroom

http://bit.ly/photologresources
Use photos to document your school year and automate posting using various webtools. Let's exchange instructional strategies that include the use of photos in your curriculum.


Nov. 17 topics for sessions you'd like to see, but don't necessarily want to facilitate
Name/Contact
Topic You're Interested In and Description of Possible Session
Appropriate For Which Level?
Who Would be Willing to Facilitate?
Rachel
@rwentechaney
I'm Already Sick of Common Core (rumors, testing, gripes)
All

Alson
@tedrosececi
Can we watch the short 20 minute film together and discuss?
The Future of Learning,
Networked Society --- It's awesome.
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Session Ideas for August 2nd

Your Name
Topic
Description
Appropriate for which level/room?
Luann Lee
Evernote (is my life)
How do you use Evernote, personally and with students? Other alternatives?

I like this one. And could add some ideas - Peter
Oh! Me too! --Corin
any; computer lab unless everyone brings a device. Oh. Wait...
Rurik-Rory Nackerud
Post LMS Learning Environment
Could share 3D GameLab and Edmodo. With blended learning and online schooling starting to outgrow the heavy necklace of the Management System - what open and flexible options are out there for educators.

Julie Robison
Gaming for Learning
How do you use video or computer games in the classroom? I'll share my experience using SimCity in a 7th grade science classroom to teach about sustainable cities.
any
Colette Cassinelli
iPad roundtable
Bring your device for show-n-tell. Share your favorite lesson, apps, instructional strategy, tips/tricks and/or website.
any
Suzie Boss
Innovation Strategies
How are you developing the next generation of innovators? I'll share tips/strategies from my new book (Bringing Innovation to School)

Peter Pappas
iBook Author
I've been working on an iBook project - on the job training. Could share all the +'s/ -'s I'm learning. ( or could add to Colettes' iPad roundtable)

Peter
Pappas
Learning Catalytics
I've been using this as an audience responder with live groups and via webinars. Could do a demo. Would need rough idea how many licenses to set up. BTW I can set you up with 60 day free use for up to 100 students.
Participants would need web enabled devices + wifi
Peter Pappas
iPad
Collette - another iPad idea- I could bring Apple TV and my HDMI projector and we could do some wireless iPad demos.

Jane Krauss
Make Meaning with WolframAlpha
We all want kids to 'construct meaning' but what does that mean? We'll explore this question and how WolframAlpha aids research and thinking.
BYO internet-enabled D
Rurik-Nackerud
Google Apps for Education
As someone training teachers and sharing ways in which Google Apps for Education can be integrated into the classroom I would love to get some feedback and direction as to lesson ideas and tools that people are using.
Any K-12
Melissa Lim
My Social Media Workflow
A look at what social media tools I use and how I share that information with my network. http://bit.ly/socmediaworkflow
any
Jenn Langhus/
Alison Anderson
Informing, communicating, and engaging parents with technology
A discussion about how we can improve and increase parent and community involvement using technology.
any
Jim Unger
Paying for your choices
What is the cost of "shiny toys" and finding alternatives.
Discussion on finding low cost alternatives for disadvantaged students and their families along with the advantages and long term benefits to the school.
All
Corin Richards
Cultivating the Five Cs
The cycle of collecting, consuming, curating, collaborating and contributing.
All
Gus Frederick
Time-Lapse movies on the cheap
One of my most power video tools is QuickTime Pro. Coupled with a digital still camera, incredible time-lapse video can easily be made. Whether hours of clouds compressed to seconds, the growth of plants or a crowded class room over the course of the day, compressing reality has never been easier.
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2/4/12 edcampPDX at Catlin Gabel School
Your Name
Topic
Description
Approriateforwhichlevel/room?
Rachel Wente-Chaney
TBD
Delightful Design
Design principles for non-designers. One of my favorite books is Robin Williams's The Non-Designer's Design Book. Her lessons are useful for all people, but I think especially so for educators.

Link to presentation: http://goo.gl/zfYVZ

Link to Delicious Stack: http://www.delicious.com/stacks/view/Ebvf4P

(Thanks for taking search, Colette! I wanted to do design the most too, Melissa....)
All Levels
Mike Kruse
iPads in the Classroom
I will share best practices from numerous deployments that I have surveyed around the nation.

Colette Cassinelli
Smart Search
I'm with Rachel - I would love to have a show-n-tell / discussion around search and how to effectively teach students & teachers to move on the basic Google Search. Some of the session links

Melissa Lim
Intro to Web 2.0/EdTech Strand
Haven't completely narrowed down topics yet. Three of my favorite web 2.0 tools and how I use them in the classroom. I also love Rachel's Delightful Design topic idea. I love that book too!

Session Agenda & Resources
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Richard Kassissieh
Why Is School Change Hard?
School Change theory, Larry Cuban and David Tyack, systems thinking, mental models of "good" education, industrial model for education and the information age.

Various
Speed Innovation Session
In this session, a large number of participants have 3 (5?) minutes to share a tool, tip, idea, or anything else. The idea is to share out a wide range of ideas very quickly, with suggestions for further reading/resources on each topic.

Peter Pappas
Faves for speed session
I can think a variety of tools - could choose a few or add them to speed geek:
Research - Google NGram Viewer
Narrative, Curating - Prezi, Storify, HistoryPin
ARS / Backchannel - Just got licenses to new device-based response system - LearningCatalytics. I could demo. I'm using it in new webinar model I've been developing.
all
Ben Bleckley
Literature Circles to Create Content Area Relevancy
Sharing resources for finding young adult literature relevant to specific content topics, ways to develop student self-directed discussion skills, and assessments.

Discussion Links

Talking Points
6-12, either computer lab
Corin Richards
Leave Your Tech at the Door
Let's have a conversation about student-centered learning and other great teaching practices crossing content and grades levels. Of course, technology MIGHT creep into the conversation. This could be a continuation of Richard's change theory discussion.
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11/11/11 edcampPDX at La Salle Prep
Your Name
Topic
Description
Approriateforwhichlevel/room?
Colette Cassinelli
Got Books? Using Technology to promote reading and Children's/YA Literature
Discuss and share ideas for reading promotions, technology-enhanced "book reports", reading celebrations, and more using free or open source technology
https://sites.google.com/a/lshigh.org/gotbooks/
All levels - any room
Mike Gwaltney
Writing Across the Curriculum in the Digital Age
What are the best 21st century practices for improving student writing? How can we get students writing more in every subject area, while deepening understanding of content?
All levels/Any room
Corin Richards
Interactive YouTube videos: Created for the world by kids
Use interactive videos recorded and edited right in YouTube. Combine the creativity of kids and the content and skills you teach and broadcast yourselves! Requires computers with webcams, connections with access to YouTube and high bandwidth. Let me know if this one is possible. I've got other ideas too.

Corin's Google Doc http://goo.gl/OA2QO
All levels/any room
Luann Lee
Writing and Science and Formative Assessment
Integrating the Oregon Writing Project and formative assessment into science
All levels/any room
Ben Bleckley
Tools for Building Classroom Community
Discussion of good tools for building classroom community at the beginning of the school year, but also keeping the community year round. A tool teaser for the technology oriented: Twitter.
6 to 12, but probably lower too. Lab preferable, but could probably do without if there's an lcd projector.
Mike Gwaltney
Crank up the Critical Thinking using VoiceThread
You've heard people talk about VoiceThread, but what is it? And what is the pedagogical rationale for using it with your students? Can it be used to advance student thinking, or is it just another "cool" piece of tech? We'll investigate and answer these questions and explore practical uses for VoiceThread.
All levels, any room
Jaime Wood
Throwing Out the Lesson Plan: A Writing Teacher Goes Rogue
After finding research that supports my long-held suspicion that students are less engaged when teachers mandate the curriculum, I decided halfway through the term to turn the reins over to the students in my community college writing class. Discover what happens when the teacher becomes a coach and the students construct their own learning.
K-Adult/any room with a computer and projector
Jaime Wood
Dream School Commons: A Community-Based Effort to Re-Imagine Education
Learn about a local nonprofit that is looking for ideas from all stakeholders in order to build Dream Schools for populations in need. Also learn how the founder of Dream School Commons has used the site in her writing classes to engage students in community-minded, purposeful writing with a real audience.
K-Adult/any room with a computer and projector
Don Berg
Teachers Controlling Students: Why autonomy support is better and how to tell the difference
Research into teaching has shown that autonomy supportive practices are more effective, yet controlling practices are still dominant. Learn which behaviors are autonomy supportive and why, in spite of the best of intentions, controlling behaviors could be inevitable in some schools.
All levels/any room
Don Berg
Dream School Realized: Extremes in Child-Centered Pedagogy
Learn about successful, but little known, alternative schools that have been in operation for decades implementing the most extremely autonomy supportive teaching possible. Also find out about new local research into the motivational consequences of these kinds of alternative schools.
All levels/any room
Rachel Wente-Chaney
Selection Bias v. Self-Selection Bias
Why do we fear the personalization/data mining efforts of Google, Facebook, and similar organizations? Is it something bigger to worry over than television commercial placement of the past? Or direct mail?

I've been mulling over and arguing about this idea for months now
(thanks, Mike Cullum). I love to debate it from the angle that human beings create more self-selection bias than any third party could. (Ask Colette about the dangers self-censorship as a librarian.)

I envision this as a session with a small intro to the topic and then a lot of time for open debate. We'll focus on its classroom/education impact.
Philosophers, rhetoricians, debate team captains, geniuses, smart alecks, privacy freaks.

Any room.
Darren Hudgins
How do the connected devices get organized around the campfire?
Information + Collaboration + Individual Assignments + Real World ...... Now add a connected device. What does that environment look like? What skills will educators (teachers, administrators, media specialists, parents, etc.) need in order to be successful in a future that is ambiguous.

Philosopher Eric Hoffer once said: “In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists."

Come to discuss education and how we might organize the campfire before the connected device front starts the forest fire.
All levels/any room
Mike Gwaltney
"Know Thyself" - Valuing Reflection
Why is Reflection valuable? What does research tell us about the valuable role it can play in our classrooms? What is brain research telling us about the value of Reflection.
All levels, Any room
Laura Gallagher
Meet Common Core State Standards with Visual Thinking and Learning
Research in both educational theory and cognitive psychology tells us that visual learning is among the very best methods for teaching students of all ages how to think critically and how to learn.

We will look at different techniques, including concept maps, idea maps, webs and outlining to develop ideas, analyze and comprehend information and improve writing and communication skills to build a strong foundation for academic success in all subject areas to meet Common Core State Standards.
K-12 - all core subjects.Any Room
Richard Kassissieh
Online learning roundtable discussion
What is the current role and future potential of online learning for our schools? How well is online learning serving students? Can online learning be highly personal and inquiry-oriented? Has it gained traction in the middle grades?

Compare ORVED, Stanford EPGY OHS, George Washington University OHS, Global Online Academy, Online School for Girls, and other initiatives that you know!

This is a roundtable discussion. Please come to share your experiences, explore themes, and harness the wisdom of the group.
6-12, any room
Melissa Lim
How does attention blindness affect your teaching and learning?
I'm currently reading //Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn// by Cathy N. Davidson. It's a thought-provoking read that has resonated with my beliefs about technology and education.
Join me for a discussion about attention blindness as we try to answer some of the following critical questions:
  • How can you make use of one another’s blind spots, so that we have the best chance of success in this digital age?
  • How can we focus on what we do best without missing new opportunities to do better?
  • How can what we know about attention help us change how we teach and learn?
  • How can we work better with others with different skills and expertise in order to see what we’re missing in a complicated and interdependent world?
  • How can we redesign our schools to prepare our kids for the challenges they’ll face as adults?
  • What will the workers and workplaces of the future look like?
  • How can we learn to adapt to life changes that seem almost too revolutionary to contemplate?
all levels, any room
Colleen Shoemaker
Instant Formative Assessments: How do we know what they know?
Reteach or move to the next topic? Who needs additional instruction? What exactly did they get from the lesson? Share your short and sweet strategies that can be used to check your students' comprehension as one part of a daily lesson.


08/18/11 edcampPDX at La Salle Prep


Your Name

Topic

Description

Appropriate for which level/room?
Colette Cassinelli

Google Apps for Education

Discuss and share best practices for implementation & student use

All levels, any room
Mike Gwaltney

Introduction to Blended Learning

Discussion of how to bring the best practices of online and in-the-room learning to your class.

All levels
Suzie Boss

Project-Based Learning

Let's team up to plan a project together, using PBL best practices

All levels, any room
Sarah Yee

Diigo for Writer's Workshop

Using Diigo for research and as a mentor text in Writer's Workshop

All levels, prefer mac
Melissa Lim

The Importance of Sharing

Discuss why sharing is important and learn different ways to share as you develop your personal/professional learning network

All levels, any room
Ben Bleckley

Content Area Based Literacy

Share and discuss tools to teach and improve literacy in the content areas. Articles of the week, pre-reading graphic organizers. Might shoot off into larger discussion of establishing prior knowledge.

All levels, lab preferred, lcd projector if possible.
Peter Pappas

Reflective thinking

Share ideas for getting students to take more responsibility for their learning.

All levels, any room
Richard Kassissieh

Design Thinking

Explore the design thinking protocols developed by IDEO, the Stanford D-School and others.

All levels, library preferred
Paul Colvin and Matt Marchyok

iPads in the Elementary Classroom

What would you do if your principal told you that you're getting 13 iPads for your classroom tomorrow? We were faced with a similar situation this past year.
This session will cover some of the nuts and bolts of maintaining a half-class load of iPads, how we used them in different curricular areas, and we’ll also share some of our favorite apps. Bring your own iPad or we’ll have a few available for demonstration purposes.

Elementary/Middle, any room with wifi
Paul Monheimer

BYOD--future or fad?

Discussion around teaching and learning with smartphones, iPads, and other devices brought to school by students. What are the implications for learning if people are using different devices?

Any level, room with wi-fi/projector preferred
Eva Schweber

Building community in an online-only cohort

Communities are built online all of the time, but for the most part, they are opt-in only communities. How do you build a community of students so that they work as a cohort and not just as loosely affiliated individuals? This will be a discussion on the nature of the challenges with a focus on anecdotal and brainstormed solutions.

High-school and adult