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Join educators from across Colorado as they share ideas and strategies to transform the student experience at the 14th Annual CAMLE Conference on Saturday, November 5 at Westview Middle School in Longmont, CO. 

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Saturday, November 5
 

7:30am

Registration & Continental Breakfast
Saturday November 5, 2016 7:30am - 8:00am
Cafeteria

8:00am

Welcome & Ignite Sessions (Game it, Solve it, Share it!)
3 Ignites - Game it, Solve it, Share it

Dr. Chris Haskell (Game it!)
Dr. Tim Kubik (Solve it!)
Kathy Sampson (Share it!) 

Saturday November 5, 2016 8:00am - 9:00am
Cafeteria

9:05am

Class as a Fully Realized online RPG (Role Playing Game)
Limited Capacity full

Faculty of Boise State University have converted a class to a fully game-based approach that leverages role-play characteristics, MMORPG leveling and skill building, and an immersive game-based design.  This session will outline the theory, pedagogy, and application of this course built in the virtual world. It will be presented in the form of a graphic novel using machima to tell the story. It shows the unlikely but natural intersection of learning, games, and digital culture.  Check out the graphic novel https://www.dropbox.com/s/sqpvyfkztxaiud5/532%20Graphic%20Novel.pdf?dl=0

Speakers
avatar for Chris Haskell

Chris Haskell

Clinical Assistant Professor, Boise State University
Serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University, Chris is actively piloting and developing groundbreaking alternative approaches to delivering and tracking learning. With co-inventor Dr. Lisa Dawley, Chris created 3D GameLab, a game-based/quest-based learning management system. His classroom serves as a unique game-based technology and pedagogy lab where this new and innovative... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 9:05am - 10:15am
C131

9:05am

Explore Google Treks
Limited Capacity full

Explore GoogleTreks™: student-friendly, web-based instructional units that contextualize learning by combining authentic text, images, videos, audio clips, charts, graphs, podcasts, historical/scientific data, & user-created data to motivate digital-age learners. Created using Google Maps, GoogleTreks™ use clickable pushpins that lead to content, questions, & challenges that guide learning.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Christie

Alice Christie

President's Professor Emeritus, ASU
Dr. Alice A. Christie, Arizona State University President’s Professor Emeritus, received her Ph.D. in Educational Technology and Language and Literacy from Arizona State University in 1995. She served in the College of Teacher Education and Leadership at Arizona State University from 1995 until her recent retirement. Prior to this, she taught for twenty-five years in K-12 schools. | | She speaks and conducts workshops nationally and... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 9:05am - 10:15am
C139

9:05am

Get the Ball Rolling: Sphero Basics
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Monica Moreno-Martinez

Monica Moreno-Martinez

STEM Teacher, Westview Middle School/ SVVSD
avatar for Chris Schmitz

Chris Schmitz

Technology Teacher, Red Hawk Elementary School
I teach in the Technology Lab at Red Hawk Elementary in Erie, CO | PreK thru 5th grade | I have a background in computer science. I have been in wireless/mobile technology, programming, database management, sales and education and training


Saturday November 5, 2016 9:05am - 10:15am
Small Gym

9:05am

Connecting Students through Community Partnerships
Limited Capacity seats available

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."– Helen Keller. In order to meet the needs of today’s diverse student population, we must form partnerships with community organizations. This session will present evidence-based practices in collaboration, as well as information about area community agencies.

Speakers
ML

Marla Lohmann

Assistant Professor, Special Education, Colorado Christian University
Dr. Marla J Lohmann is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Colorado Christian University. She is a former early childhood and Special Education teacher; she taught in both Houston and Chicago. Dr. Lohmann's interests include professional collaboration, classroom management, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).



Saturday November 5, 2016 9:05am - 10:15am
C140

9:05am

Humanitarian Mapathons
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how your students can: Use technology to help some of the most vulnerable populations on Earth; Learn about geography; Better understand other cultures. In this session you will learn about, and do, “Humanitarian Mapping” - creating maps that help aid organizations, such as the Red Cross, deliver assistance to others.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson

Mike has been a volunteer with OpenStreetMap since 2009 and has contributed to many humanitarian mapping projects including the responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, responding to Cyclone Winston in Fiji, and supporting the fight to eradicate malaria in the African nation of Swaziland. He has also organized humanitarian mapathons at Colorado State University, The University of Northern Colorado, the University of Wyoming, and Front Range... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 9:05am - 10:15am
D128

9:05am

Culture is the Key
Limited Capacity full

A school with an amazing culture is place staff and students want to come to each day. This session will give some helpful tips and give participants the opportunity to experience some great activities to build a solid culture in the classroom and throughout the school.

Speakers


Saturday November 5, 2016 9:05am - 10:15am
C129

9:05am

Environmental Art STEM- Chihuly Inspired Glass Flower Installation
Limited Capacity seats available

In this hands-on session you will fuse science, the environment, and contemporary art. We will concentrate on Dale Chihuly’s botanical garden artwork and create glass flowers that will be used in an installation at Westview.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Nicholson

Elizabeth Nicholson

Art/ Technology Teacher, Westview Middle School



Saturday November 5, 2016 9:05am - 10:15am
E119

9:05am

Paxton/Patterson Discusses “B2” or “Blended Learning Squared"
Limited Capacity filling up

Don’t miss this interactive session as we discuss a classroom instructional and learning strategy called “B2” or “Blended Learning Squared”. We’ll address technology-based conceptual learning using “micro credentialing” gaming theory to incentivize students, blended with hands-on project-based applications, then combining both strategies blending different curriculum in a single classroom. We’ll show you how one district has achieved strong, positive cross-curricular impact implementing these strategies.

Speakers

Saturday November 5, 2016 9:05am - 10:15am
C138

9:05am

PBL & Tech: Tools to Support Inquiry-Based Learning
Limited Capacity full

Explore tools and apps useful to teachers and students in an inquiry based learning environment. Facilitator and participants will share what they know or learn about tools that support engaging student interest through inquiry, research, project management, and creating artifacts of learning.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Anderson

Jennifer Anderson

Instructional Technology Coordinator, St. Vrain Valley School District


Saturday November 5, 2016 9:05am - 10:15am
C136

9:05am

Video Production - The perfect PBL opportunity for your middle school
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn the in's and out's of a functioning middle school video production program. Topics include: planning, equipment, student news and project management. We'll also have a tour of the facility.

Speakers
DK

David Kline

Westview Middle School, SVVSD


Saturday November 5, 2016 9:05am - 10:15am
D110

10:20am

Explore Google Treks
Limited Capacity full

Explore GoogleTreks™: student-friendly, web-based instructional units that contextualize learning by combining authentic text, images, videos, audio clips, charts, graphs, podcasts, historical/scientific data, & user-created data to motivate digital-age learners. Created using Google Maps, GoogleTreks™ use clickable pushpins that lead to content, questions, & challenges that guide learning.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Christie

Alice Christie

President's Professor Emeritus, ASU
Dr. Alice A. Christie, Arizona State University President’s Professor Emeritus, received her Ph.D. in Educational Technology and Language and Literacy from Arizona State University in 1995. She served in the College of Teacher Education and Leadership at Arizona State University from 1995 until her recent retirement. Prior to this, she taught for twenty-five years in K-12 schools. | | She speaks and conducts workshops nationally and... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:20am - 11:30am
C139

10:20am

Patterns in Game-Based Learning
Limited Capacity full

Using game-based dynamics, classes can be converted from industrial-age sorting machines to hot-beds of success and progress. I have been using game-based approaches in classroom teaching with no due dates, mandatory homework, tests, or quizzes. 93% of all students earned the highest grade possible, an A, while meeting some of the toughest standards. I’ll share the simple approach to re-framing the way we organize learning inspired by video games and modern digital culture into Quest-Based Learning and also demonstrate how ‘quests’ can be realized into virtual worlds like Second Life and Minecraft. 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Haskell

Chris Haskell

Clinical Assistant Professor, Boise State University
Serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University, Chris is actively piloting and developing groundbreaking alternative approaches to delivering and tracking learning. With co-inventor Dr. Lisa Dawley, Chris created 3D GameLab, a game-based/quest-based learning management system. His classroom serves as a unique game-based technology and pedagogy lab where this new and innovative... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:20am - 11:30am
C131

10:20am

Connecting Students through Community Partnerships
Limited Capacity seats available

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."– Helen Keller. In order to meet the needs of today’s diverse student population, we must form partnerships with community organizations. This session will present evidence-based practices in collaboration, as well as information about area community agencies.

Speakers
ML

Marla Lohmann

Assistant Professor, Special Education, Colorado Christian University
Dr. Marla J Lohmann is an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Colorado Christian University. She is a former early childhood and Special Education teacher; she taught in both Houston and Chicago. Dr. Lohmann's interests include professional collaboration, classroom management, and Universal Design for Learning (UDL).



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:20am - 11:30am
C140

10:20am

Earning and Learning: How to create the funds and the framework for a Maker's Space
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to promote Authentic Learning by utilizing and winning competitions to create your ideal Maker Space!   Join us as we walk you through this fun and exciting Design Process!



Speakers
JC

Jessica Campbell

IDEALab Coordinator, Altona Middle School
avatar for Mollie Kelleher

Mollie Kelleher

Teacher, Computer Science, Altona Middle School - SVVSD
Talk to me about: The Verizon App Challenge, starting a comprehensive MS computer science program, game design, simulations, animating with code, AgentSheets, AgentCubes, Scratch, Arduino, and wearable technology.



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:20am - 11:30am
C129

10:20am

Humanitarian Mapathons
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how your students can: Use technology to help some of the most vulnerable populations on Earth; Learn about geography; Better understand other cultures. In this session you will learn about, and do, “Humanitarian Mapping” - creating maps that help aid organizations, such as the Red Cross, deliver assistance to others. 

Speakers
avatar for Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson

Mike has been a volunteer with OpenStreetMap since 2009 and has contributed to many humanitarian mapping projects including the responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, responding to Cyclone Winston in Fiji, and supporting the fight to eradicate malaria in the African nation of Swaziland. He has also organized humanitarian mapathons at Colorado State University, The University of Northern Colorado, the University of Wyoming, and Front Range... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:20am - 11:30am
D128

10:20am

I’m Flexy and I Know It ~ Creating Flexible Learning Environments
Limited Capacity full

Transform classrooms into inviting spaces where students can thrive in a way that works best for them. Start with things you already have to create an environment that meets the academic, social- emotional, and physical needs of all students. Before you know it- you'll be "flexy" too!

Speakers
KV

Kendra Vair

Teacher, Conrad Ball Middle School



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:20am - 11:30am
C130

10:20am

Paxton/Patterson Discusses “B2” or “Blended Learning Squared"
Limited Capacity seats available

Don’t miss this interactive session as we discuss a classroom instructional and learning strategy called “B2” or “Blended Learning Squared”. We’ll address technology-based conceptual learning using “micro credentialing” gaming theory to incentivize students, blended with hands-on project-based applications, then combining both strategies blending different curriculum in a single classroom. We’ll show you how one district has achieved strong, positive cross-curricular impact implementing these strategies.

Speakers

Saturday November 5, 2016 10:20am - 11:30am
C138

10:20am

Project Based Professional Development
Limited Capacity full

Westview has been using Project Based Learning to engage students in inquiry for several years. Now, teachers are using the Design Process to create solutions to eliminate the achievement gap for underperforming groups. This is a very real problem in many school communities throughout the nation. This structure deepens our understanding and capacity in Project Based Learning and SIOP Strategies. You are invited discover how we are turning the tables to create truly job-embedded professional development at Westview.

Speakers
MS

Mark Spencer

Westview Middle School



Saturday November 5, 2016 10:20am - 11:30am
C136

10:20am

Storytelling with a Green Screen
Limited Capacity full

Engage any audience by transforming the setting of your story. Come learn how you can incorporate a green screen into your projects to increase engagement through simulating a different environment. Share your learning in a new way! 

Speakers
avatar for Karen Hoppis

Karen Hoppis

Librarian, SVVSD
A 21st century librarian interested in makerspaces, student lead tech teams, coaching teachers, and leading PD.


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:20am - 11:30am
D110

10:20am

Tackling Invasive Species in your Park
Limited Capacity seats available

What do you do when an invasive species is taking over your local park? Bring in the 6th graders to figure out a solution. This presentation will walk you through creating a kick-off event, bringing in local experts, structuring field work, and putting on a culminating event for the community.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Walker

Jessica Walker

6th Grade Math/Science, Grand Valley Middle School
In my fifth year of teaching middle school math/science at an Expeditionary Learning School in Parachute, CO. Our school has gone 1-1 with Chromebooks this year. GVMS l puts a large emphasis on teaching character traits and building positive relationships. | | I've planed and implemented science driven Expeditions (Project-Based-Learning) for 6th/7th/and 8th grade standards. | | I use STEAM in my classroom. | | I earned an... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 10:20am - 11:30am
D111

11:30am

12:00pm

Keynote - Transforming the Student Experience

“Never, ever, close the door to your classroom. Keep it open, and invite​ ​EVERYONE in. The key to saving public education, is getting the public back into education.” It’s my goal to make sure project-based learning works both ways on a global scale, to help American students better understand the world, but also, and importantly, to help students in other parts of the world contribute equally, and with as much voice, to our emerging global culture.

Speakers
DT

Dr. Tim Kubik

Project ARC


Saturday November 5, 2016 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Student Center

12:35pm

15 Minecraft Lessons in 60 Minutes
Limited Capacity full

You know people are using Minecraft in the classroom, but making it educational is less clear.  This session will show the methods people are employing to make this educational tool work to activate creativity and authentic connection to the content.  You’ll see 15 different lessons in Math, Science, English, Music, History, Civics, and more that tie standards and engagement in a whole new way. 


Speakers
avatar for Chris Haskell

Chris Haskell

Clinical Assistant Professor, Boise State University
Serving as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Technology at Boise State University, Chris is actively piloting and developing groundbreaking alternative approaches to delivering and tracking learning. With co-inventor Dr. Lisa Dawley, Chris created 3D GameLab, a game-based/quest-based learning management system. His classroom serves as a unique game-based technology and pedagogy lab where this new and innovative... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 12:35pm - 1:45pm
C131

12:35pm

Explore Google Treks
Limited Capacity filling up

Explore GoogleTreks™: student-friendly, web-based instructional units that contextualize learning by combining authentic text, images, videos, audio clips, charts, graphs, podcasts, historical/scientific data, & user-created data to motivate digital-age learners. Created using Google Maps, GoogleTreks™ use clickable pushpins that lead to content, questions, & challenges that guide learning.



Speakers
avatar for Alice Christie

Alice Christie

President's Professor Emeritus, ASU
Dr. Alice A. Christie, Arizona State University President’s Professor Emeritus, received her Ph.D. in Educational Technology and Language and Literacy from Arizona State University in 1995. She served in the College of Teacher Education and Leadership at Arizona State University from 1995 until her recent retirement. Prior to this, she taught for twenty-five years in K-12 schools. | | She speaks and conducts workshops nationally and... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 12:35pm - 1:45pm
C139

12:35pm

Google CS First - Start a Computer Science Club for FREE!
Limited Capacity seats available

This session offers an introduction to Google CS First, a free curriculum for an introduction to coding. Establish a CS Club at your school with all the materials and lesson plans provided. Students are engaged in block coding through Scratch and use problem solving skills to complete theme based tasks.

Speakers
avatar for Colin Rickman

Colin Rickman

STEM Teacher, Longs Peak Middle School
STEM Educator | Videographer | Lover of All things Nerdy | DIYer | Husband | Daddy | Incidentally Personal Chef due to the aforementioned


Saturday November 5, 2016 12:35pm - 1:45pm
C134

12:35pm

Sphero: Ready, Set, Roll!
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring problem-solving to life by incorporating Sphero into your science, social studies, English and math class! This session will focus on how to incorporate this app enabled robotic ball into your curriculum. There will be ready made lessons to introduce your students to Sphero and meaningful design challenges! Furthermore, get your feet wet and try it out for yourself. 

Speakers
AM

Anna Mills

St. Vrain Valley School District


Saturday November 5, 2016 12:35pm - 1:45pm
A104

12:35pm

VEX Robotics in the Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how VEX Robotics can be integrated into the classroom and after school competitive teams. During the workshop participants will: - experience different programming options; ROBOTC with VEX Robotics, ROBOTC with Robot Virtual Worlds. - work with VEX Robotics build parts to see how robots can be built.

Speakers
avatar for Danny Hernandez

Danny Hernandez

Robotics / Computer Science Teacher, Westview Middle School
Danny Hernandez teaches VEX Robotics and Computer Science in 6th - 8th grade at Westview Middle School in the St. Vrain Valley School District in Longmont, Colorado. He uses technology and robotics to teach the students about 21st century skills needed to secure a STEM career as they enter High School and beyond. Danny has worked closely with other colleagues in the district to help expand VEX Robotics and has led two of the Westview Robotic... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 12:35pm - 1:45pm
D123

12:35pm

Closing the Achievement Gap through STEM-Based Community Outreach Programs
Limited Capacity seats available

Increase access to STEM pathways and encourage college readiness through school based outreach programs that mentor underrepresented youth. Use 21st century skills and new media to connect young people to deep networks of community resources. 

Speakers
avatar for Monica Moreno-Martinez

Monica Moreno-Martinez

STEM Teacher, Westview Middle School/ SVVSD
JS

Jayme Sneider

Science/STEM Teacher, Westview Middle School / SVVSD


Saturday November 5, 2016 12:35pm - 1:45pm
D118

12:35pm

Humanitarian Mapathons
Limited Capacity seats available

Discover how your students can: Use technology to help some of the most vulnerable populations on Earth; Learn about geography; Better understand other cultures. In this session you will learn about, and do, “Humanitarian Mapping” - creating maps that help aid organizations, such as the Red Cross, deliver assistance to others.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Thompson

Mike Thompson

Mike has been a volunteer with OpenStreetMap since 2009 and has contributed to many humanitarian mapping projects including the responding to the Ebola crisis in West Africa, responding to Cyclone Winston in Fiji, and supporting the fight to eradicate malaria in the African nation of Swaziland. He has also organized humanitarian mapathons at Colorado State University, The University of Northern Colorado, the University of Wyoming, and Front Range... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 12:35pm - 1:45pm
D128

12:35pm

Authentic Assessments
Limited Capacity full

What strategies can be used in the development of a high quality authentic project? During this hands-on session, participants will have an opportunity to examine multiple samples and use design strategies to create an authentic project that aligns to the standards in their unit or PBL and incorporates student voice and choice. 

Speakers
avatar for Nadene Klein

Nadene Klein

Science Teacher, Liberty Middle School
I currently teach 8th grade science and am in the midst of my 21st year of teaching middle school. I have also taught math, social studies, health and PE in the past. Most recently I served as an instructional coach before returning to the classroom.



Saturday November 5, 2016 12:35pm - 1:45pm
C128

12:35pm

Pathways to Learner-Centered Design
Limited Capacity full

How do you plan for all of your students to engage in real world problems and design challenges? In this workshop we'll explore learner-centered design principles by mapping empathy and ideation with the Coggle.it tool from Google.

Speakers
DT

Dr. Tim Kubik

Project ARC


Saturday November 5, 2016 12:35pm - 1:45pm
D112

12:35pm

Paxton/Patterson Discusses “B2” or “Blended Learning Squared"
Limited Capacity seats available

Don’t miss this interactive session as we discuss a classroom instructional and learning strategy called “B2” or “Blended Learning Squared”. We’ll address technology-based conceptual learning using “micro credentialing” gaming theory to incentivize students, blended with hands-on project-based applications, then combining both strategies blending different curriculum in a single classroom. We’ll show you how one district has achieved strong, positive cross-curricular impact implementing these strategies.


Speakers

Saturday November 5, 2016 12:35pm - 1:45pm
C138

1:50pm

Escape Salem, Escape the Norm -
Limited Capacity full

To build foundational knowledge, interest, and community within the classroom, I have created a "break out" or "escape" room for my students around The Salem Witchcraft Trials - leading to them creating content-based escape rooms for each other. Participate and learn how to create your own!

Speakers
avatar for Dabarah Vowell

Dabarah Vowell

Learning Technology Coach, St. Vrain Valley School District
Love graphic design, online learning, and education at all levels!


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:50pm - 2:00pm
D111

1:50pm

GoogleTreks™ - Build Today, Use Tomorrow
Limited Capacity filling up

Create a GoogleTrek™: a student-friendly, web-based instructional lesson that contextualizes learning by combining text, images, videos, audio clips, charts, graphs, historical/scientific data, and user-created data to motivate learners. Use GoogleMaps to create a GoogleTrek™ that you can use in your classroom on Monday. Attend introductory session earlier in the day.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Christie

Alice Christie

President's Professor Emeritus, ASU
Dr. Alice A. Christie, Arizona State University President’s Professor Emeritus, received her Ph.D. in Educational Technology and Language and Literacy from Arizona State University in 1995. She served in the College of Teacher Education and Leadership at Arizona State University from 1995 until her recent retirement. Prior to this, she taught for twenty-five years in K-12 schools. | | She speaks and conducts workshops nationally and... Read More →


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:50pm - 3:00pm
C139

1:50pm

The Zombie Apocalypse: Teaching Computational Thinking with Games, Simulations & Animations
Limited Capacity full

Use AgentSheets (drag & drop programming) to build the Zombie Apocalypse.  This contagion-type simulation teaches four types of computational thinking:  decision trees (if - then - else), loops, collecting and analyzing data, and global variables.  Prior to programming a partially completed program, participants will use a "physical coding" activity to act out the decision tree.

Speakers
avatar for Mollie Kelleher

Mollie Kelleher

Teacher, Computer Science, Altona Middle School - SVVSD
Talk to me about: The Verizon App Challenge, starting a comprehensive MS computer science program, game design, simulations, animating with code, AgentSheets, AgentCubes, Scratch, Arduino, and wearable technology.



Saturday November 5, 2016 1:50pm - 3:00pm
C134

1:50pm

Allied in Education
Limited Capacity seats available

Maximize all the amazing people outside your classroom to become your "Allies in Education." We need to maximize the "we" in a child's educational life. We will identify at least 50 people and then learn strategies to create a group of "Allies" from many of these person resources available to teachers 

Speakers

Saturday November 5, 2016 1:50pm - 3:00pm
C130

1:50pm

Collaborate. Originate. Grow. Serve - Not COGS in the Machine
Limited Capacity seats available

An introduction to cross-curricular projects that create a synergy between local business, school-based learning, community partnerships, and student action. COGS projects put an emphasis on preparing students for college, civic life, and global involvement by inspiring young student leaders to positive civic action and promoting the common good. 

Speakers
SM

Sharon Majetich

Rocky Heights Middle School


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:50pm - 3:00pm
C140

1:50pm

What Does it Take to Be a School to Watch?
Limited Capacity seats available

Schools to Watch are middle grades schools that are academically excellent, responsive to the developmental challenges of young adolescents and socially equitable for all students. Join this session to discover how you could use the Self-Study Rubric to refine the systemic practices in your own school and apply to become a School to Watch.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Lauer

Diane Lauer

St. Vrain Valley School Distrct
Assistant Superintendent, St. Vrain Valley Schools | Board Member, Colorado Association of Middle Level Education | State Director, Colorado Schools to Watch 


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:50pm - 3:00pm
C129

1:50pm

Kids Teaching Kids
Limited Capacity full

This PBL project allows for a student-centered format that is self-differentiated, is steeped in STEM and NGSS cross-cutting themes, and includes an authentic audience. You'll be thoroughly impressed by your students' creativity and problem solving abilities. You'll walk away with sample documents and be ready to start TOMORROW!

Speakers
avatar for Nadene Klein

Nadene Klein

Science Teacher, Liberty Middle School
I currently teach 8th grade science and am in the midst of my 21st year of teaching middle school. I have also taught math, social studies, health and PE in the past. Most recently I served as an instructional coach before returning to the classroom.



Saturday November 5, 2016 1:50pm - 3:00pm
C128

1:50pm

Plugging Design Thinking Into Your Classroom
Limited Capacity full

How can design thinking---a proven problem solving method involving empathy, ideation, and prototyping, fit your needs as a classroom teacher on a tight schedule? Multiple project ideas will be presented complete with a review of successes and failures. We’ll take on a brief design thinking project during the presentation.

Speakers
LM

Lisa Michael

Director, Dawson Summer Initiative
We work with 80 high-achieving middle school students from Boulder County and surrounding areas, following a thematic approach for five weeks of free academic enrichment. This summer, our theme will revolve around innovative ideas and start-up companies.
RS

RuthAnne Schedler

Dawson School
I am a sixth-grade teacher at Dawson School in Lafayette, CO, and I am a designer of learning experiences. I am passionate about creating an experience of school for my students that is authentic and meaningful and fun! My hope is that they will develop a love for learning that lasts a lifetime.


Saturday November 5, 2016 1:50pm - 3:00pm
C136

1:50pm

Teachers as Learning Leaders
Limited Capacity seats available

Who are the leaders in your school, district or community? They should be teachers! Whether you currently are a leader or want to become on, join us to learn how to share your knowledge, passions and expertise in education with the teachers, district leaders and community that you work with! We will share with you current leadership opportunities both big and small that can help you to influence education.

Saturday November 5, 2016 1:50pm - 3:00pm
D110

3:05pm

Share it! Small Group Collaboration and Closure
Saturday November 5, 2016 3:05pm - 3:50pm
Cafeteria