Downingtown Educational Technology Conference 16
Welcome to the First Annual DETC (Downingtown Educational Technology Conference). This conference is designed for all K-12 teachers and administrators. Held at the Downingtown STEM Academy, educators are encouraged to bring their expertise, ideas, and curiosity. Educators who attend this event will be eligible for Act 48 credit.
Calling All Presenters:
Interested in sharing or presenting at DETC 16, please complete the DETC Presenter Interest Form. Applications will be accepted until October 15th. Presenters that are chosen will receive 50% off the registration fee.
Opening Keynote: Tom Murray
Tom serves as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education, located in Washington, DC.
He has testified before the United States Congress and works alongside that body and the US Senate, the White House, the US Department of Education and state departments of education, corporations, and school districts throughout the country to implement student-centered, personalized learning while helping to lead Future Ready and Digital Learning Day. Murray serves as a regular conference keynote, was named one of “20 to Watch” by NSBA, and was recently named the “Education Policy Person of the Year” by the Academy of Arts and Sciences at the 2015 Bammy Awards.
Addtional Highlighted Speakers:
Aaron Sams has been an educator since 2000. He operates the education consulting firm Sams Learning Designs, is an Adjunct Professor at Saint Vincent College, and serves as an advisor to TED-Ed. In 2009 he was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching while teaching Chemistry in Woodland Park, CO and serving as co-chair of the Colorado State Science Standards Revision Committee. Aaron has co-authored seven books on the Flipped Classroom concept. Aaron is an internationally recognized education keynote speaker and has trained thousands of teachers, administrators, and professors to integrate new technology with sound pedagogy. With experience in public, private, and home schools, in both face-to-face, online, and blended learning environments, Aaron brings a unique educational perspective to any audience. He is a lifelong learner, reader, maker, and explorer. He holds both a B.S. in Biochemistry and an M.A.Ed. from Biola University.
Dayna is a twice Nationally Board Certified teacher and holds degrees from VA Tech, the University of Pittsburgh, and Wilkes University. Her nearly 20 years of educational experience began in the classroom as a high school social studies teacher where she taught AP classes and in special education co-taught environments. During her classroom tenure, she received numerous awards including Civics Teacher of the Year, was featured in Edutopia’s Schools that Work series, and participated in the Classrooms for the Future initiative that promoted technology integration into core content areas. Additionally, she was the Career Academy Coordinator for Health Sciences and Human Services.
Dayna is the author of Authentic Learning Experiences: A Real-World Approach to PBL. You can also find her work on Lynda.com where she develops video series for teachers.
Dr. Trisha Craig
Dr. Trisha Craig is the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at the Fort Cherry School District where she has implemented STEAM and computational thinking programming in grades K-12, in addition to remaking a number of spaces in the district, including maker spaces, fabrication lab, production greenhouse, outdoor classroom, and various classrooms and labs. Dr. Craig is also the President of the Southwestern Region of PASCD. She has earned her bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees from the University of Pittsburgh.
Concurrent Session Topics:
-I Didn't Know You Could Do That with Google!
-Programming with Processing
-Crafting an Engaging Blended Learning Experience with Nearpod
-Personalized Education for Science and Reading Literary
-Blend This, Not That!
-Understanding Digital Design Tools
-30 uses for Raspberry Pi in the classroom in 30 mins
-Getting Started with Desmos Activity Builder
-The Development of Digital Learning in Ridley School District
-Utilizing IoT in the Classroom
-Augmented Reality (AR) in the Classroom
-30 in 45: Engaging Apps and Tools for Classroom Use
-Choose Your Own Adventure Professional Development
-Engaging Online Learners
-Creative Collaboration in the Classroom
-Nearpod tips and tricks
-Collaborative Virtual Learning
-Presenting with VoiceThread
-Teachers Apprentice Programme
-Code.Org Curriculum & Training Opportunities
-Creating a K-12 Framework for STEAM Integration
-That’s Not My Job….Or Is It? - Teaching classroom expectations to students.
-Coding with the Finch Robot: 5th-8th Grade
-Coding with the Finch Robot: K-4th Grade
-Build & Program a Robot with Hummingbird: Absolute Beginners
-Build & Program a Robot with Hummingbird: Novices and Beyond
-And many more….
8:00-8:30 Breakfast and Welcome
8:30-9:30 Opening Keynote (Tom Murray)
9:50-10:35 Concurrent Session 1
10:45-11:30 Concurrent Session 2
11:30-12:00 Ignite Session
12:00-1:00 Lunch (provided)
1:20-2:05 Concurrent Session 3
2:15-3:00 Concurrent Session 4
3:10-3:40 Tech Smackdown
3:40- 4:20 Vendor Visit