Schedule

Monday, March 2nd

  • 8:45 AM-5:00 PM

    WORKSHOP 1/TOUR - Taking it Outdoors: Personalized Learning Technologies and Place-Based Education
    Michael Searson , Elizabeth Langran & Chris Penny
    * Separate Registration Required * This innovative workshop will examine the role of personalized learning technologies as a place-based education tools. For example, how can wearable devices and mobile technologies be transformed to support informal and formal learning experiences for students? Working with the US Bureau of Land Management and the US National Parks Service, workshop participants will be transported to the scenic Red Rock Canyon Park. Once there, we will take a guided tour through key areas of the Park. Facilitated by workshop leaders, participants will use wearable technologies and mobile devices to collect data and document their experiences in Red Rock Canyon. Returning to conference headquarters, participants will then engage with workshop leaders on how personalized learning technologies (PLTs) can be incorporated into formal classroom experiences. While workshop participants are encouraged to bring their own mobile and wearable devices to this workshop, a limited handful of new devices will be on hand to explore their potential as learning tools.
  • 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

    W2: They gave me these tablets… now what? A pain-free guide to successful mobile technology integration
    Matthew Schmidt & Grace Lin
    Don’t drown in the sea of apps. Learn to navigate like a pro. In this workshop, you will learn how to meaningfully integrate iPads in your learning and instructional contexts, as well as to determine if your implementation is working. We developed this workshop because we were fed up with the status quo of iPad training and disturbed by reports that teachers were being issued iPads with insufficient support. We have created an easy-to-use set of tools and best practices that will be familiar to teachers for meaningfully integrating iPads into learning and instruction. Our Software Identification and Evaluation for Decision-making (SIED) framework is needs-based, student-centered, and focuses on helping you take charge of your iPad implementation. We have provided this workshop to hundreds of teachers and have been overwhelmed by all the positive feedback. Join us and find out what the buzz is all about.
  • 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

    W3: Creating Google Earth Tours for Teaching and Learning in a Geospatial Context: Creating Google Earth Tours for Teaching and Learning in a Geospatial Context
    Creating Google Earth tours is an exceptional way to help students organize information in spatial and temporal contexts, and create presentations that solidify their learning. Google Tour Builder is a powerful new tool that allows users with no prior Google Earth or kml experience to create informative and professional-looking tours. Use of this tool for various learning activities, such documenting field trips, analyzing geologic features, or learning about communities, will be modeled. Google Earth provides a more powerful means for creating tours, but requires more technical skill. Essentials of creating core tour artifacts, including ground overlays, screen overlays, 3D models, placemark balloons, and web pages will be covered along with the basic kml coding required. Participants should bring their own laptops with Google Earth, the Google Earth plug-in, and SketchUp installed, as well as an active gmail account. Handouts and online resources will be made available for later use.
  • 9:00 AM-12:30 PM

    W4: The Top Ingredients to a Blended Learning Classroom
    What are the top ingredients to mixing up a blended learning classroom? Join Marcia Kish as she walks you through the different types of data collection, tools, techniques, and design needed to generate a blended learning classroom. During this hands on workshop, learners will explore the definition of blended learning by view working examples of classrooms. The participants will get a chance to generate a mock blended learning classroom environment during the workshop. The participants will also get a chance to explore the importance of data collection, and the student growth examples of teachers using blended learning. Marcia will provide examples of schools from around the country that she is currently working with and how the data has changed the way the teachers are teaching in the blended learning classroom. The designing, planning, and implementing the blended learning model will also become hands-on learning stations for the participants to explore.
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    W5: K-12 Geospatial Tools and ArcGIS Online in the Age of the White House ConnectED Initiative
    Thomas Hammond & Thomas Baker
    This workshop will provide an overview of the core geospatial technologies and pedagogies used in K-12 education and the White House ConnectED Initiative (and related efforts) to bring free geospatial technologies to classrooms. Teacher educators who are new to geospatial technologies will gain hands-on experience with four key tools: GPS (smartphone-based), ArcGIS Online, Google Earth, and key data (e.g. remotely sensed imagery, historical, sensor-based scientific). Special emphasis will be placed on field data collection, storytelling, and data visualization. Participants should plan to bring their own laptops and smartphones. Attendees who bring tablets will have partial access to the materials covered. Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of Tech Enabled Field Studies and a copy of the Guide to GIS Analysis.
  • 1:30 PM-5:00 PM

    W7: Synchronous Collaboration on iPads & Android Devices: Here Today!
    The free WeCollabrify suite of collabrified productivity apps supports learners– when co-located or, importantly, even when not co-located - engaging in synchronous collaboration. We will provide a hands-on experience for attendees in using collabrified productivity tools such as WeWrite, WeMap, WeKWL, WeSketch on iPads and on Android devices.

Tuesday, March 3rd

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM

    Welcome, General Session & 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

    Meetings

    • Computational Thinking (ITC) SIG Add
    • Consultative Council Meeting Add
    • Digital Fabrication (ITC) SIG Add
    • Digital Games & Simulations (ITC) SIG Add
    • Digital Storytelling/Video (ITC) SIG Add
    • Distance/Flexible Education (ITC) SIG Add
    • Equity & Social Justice (ITC) SIG Add
    • Graduate Education & Faculty Development (ITC) SIG Add
    • International Education (ITC) SIG Add
    • Mobile Learning SIG (ITC) Add
    • New Possibilities (ITC) SIG Add
    • Research & Evaluation (ITC) SIG Add
    • Technological, Pedagogical & Content Knowledge (TPACK) (TE) SIG Add
    • Technology Leadership (ITC) SIG Add
    • Virtual Schooling (ITC) SIG Add
    • Wearable Technologies (ITC) SIG Add
    • Workforce Education (ITC) SIG 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 4th

Thursday, March 5th

  • 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

    Teacher Education Council Meeting
  • 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

    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 & Reception (Invited)

Friday, March 6th

  • 8:30 AM-9:45 AM

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

  • 10:15 AM-2:45 PM

    W9: Technology Enriched Instruction (Application Required)
    This workshop is intended to refresh the knowledge of all current TEI facilitators and to teach faculty how to become facilitators for the Technology Enriched Instruction workshops sponsored by Microsoft. These workshops were developed by faculty for faculty using the 21CLD and TPACK frameworks. We are seeking faculty experienced in these frameworks and professional development from around the world to join our cadre of facilitators. Those who successfully complete this workshop may have the opportunity to lead TEI workshops sponsored by Microsoft.
  • 10:15 AM-11:15 AM

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM

  • 1:45 PM-2:45 PM

Virtual Papers