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2017 Webinar Archives

September 2017 — Funding STEM: How Schools Can Get Creative with Federal Dollars




Length: 42 Minutes

Speakers:
Anand Viashnav
Principal, Education First

Jacob Waters
Manager of Thought Leadership, Education First

September 2017 — Creating Project Based Learning Environments Through Makerspaces




Length: 1:03
In the Ventura USD in California, one low achieving middle school at risk of closure was instead transformed into the De Anza Academy of Technology and the Arts (DATA), a high achieving magnet school. A significant component in DATA’s dramatic turnaround has been its innovative project based and collaborative learning environments and makerspaces, which employ technology as a central component.

Speakers:
Alex Wulff
Middle School STEM Instructor
De Anza Academy of Technology and the Arts (DATA)
Ventura USD (Calif.)


2015 Webinar Archives

November 2015 — The Power of Student Technology




Length: 1 hour
Agenda: Temple Independent School District has been integrating technology and providing Chromebooks to students to empower them with 21st century learning skills. This presentation will share some insights from this journey and also provide examples of the impact student technology has made.

Speakers:
Luann Hughes
Director of Technology
Temple Independent School District, TX
Twitter: @luannhughes

September 2015 — Journey From a 1:Many To A 1:1 Computing Initiative - Creating A Vision And Strategy




Length: 1 hour and 2 minutes
Agenda: Brockton Public Schools, MA has been on a journey of implementing Acer 2-in-1 Windows devices for its students to empower teachers and enable an increasingly engaged learning environment for students. In this presentation, Dan Vigeant will share the many aspects of this journey and their device implementation process.

Speakers:
Dan Vigeant
Technology Services Director
Brockton Public Schools, MA
Twitter: @dvigeant

July 2015 — Creating STEAM Project Based Learning Environments Using Acer Notebook




Length: 1 hour and 2 minutes
Agenda: DATA School in Ventura Unified School District, CA will share some of the innovative STEAM projects that have been implemented in middle school using Acer notebooks. These projects have lead to an increased engagement within the students and helped turnaround the school.township public schools has implemented a Chromebook 1:1 program. This presentation will share the details of implementation process and the impact of this initiative.

Speakers:
Alex Wulff
Middle School STEM Instructor, DATA School
Ventura Unified School District, CA

May 2015 — Achieving Your Learning Goals Through Technology




Length: 45 minutes
Agenda: Hillsborough township public schools has implemented a Chromebook 1:1 program. This presentation will share the details of implementation process and the impact of this initiative.

Speakers:
Joel Handler
Director of Technology
Hillsborough Township Board of Education, NJ

April 2015 — Ubermix and 1:1- Using Open Source To Build The Dream




Length: 45 minutes
Agenda: Many school districts are adopting GAFE and going 1:1. Sheboygan School District in Wisconsin has deployed thousands of Chromebooks throughout the district. Mike Jaber will share the process for getting teachers and parents on board with the paradigm shift that takes place when all students have access to a device, in addition to the deployment details.

Speakers:
Mike Vollmert
Director of Technology
Rio School District, CA

March 2015 — Essentials for a Successful 1:1 Initiative




Length: 59 minutes
Agenda: Many school districts are adopting GAFE and going 1:1. Sheboygan School District in Wisconsin has deployed thousands of Chromebooks throughout the district. Mike Jaber will share the process for getting teachers and parents on board with the paradigm shift that takes place when all students have access to a device, in addition to the deployment details.

Speakers:
Mike Jaber
Coordinator of Instructional Technology
Google Certified Teacher/Google Education Trainer


2014 Webinar Archives

December 2014 — The Chromebook Journey: Sharing Our Successes in the Classroom


Length: 1 hour, 1 minute
Agenda: This presentation will cover the implementation of Roxbury Public Schools' 1:1 Chromebook program in grades 7 through 11 including professional development offerings for staff and use of various Google Apps, Google Classroom and other web-based tools.

Speakers:
Teresa Rehman
Teresa is the Director of Technology for the Roxbury School District and will be discussing the groundwork that went into planning a 1 to 1 chromebook implementation for grades 7 to 11 and the pre-rollout preparation including challenges and successes.

Ruth Davis
Ruth is the Technology Integration Teacher that assists teachers with the integration of technology into the curriculum. She will be discussing the professional development that was setup for teachers to learn how to integrate chromebooks into the curriculum.

Joseph Filoramo
Joe teaches 7th and 8th grade students Spanish and will be discussing various apps and websites he utilizes in his classroom instruction.

Lauren VanVlaanderen
Lauren teaches 7th and 8th grade students in creative writing and 21st century news and will be discussing her use of Google Classroom and Blogger with her students.

Eric Schmidt
Eric teaches high school students English Language Arts and will be discussing his use of Google Docs and Blendspace with his students.

November 2014 — Going 1:1 With Acer Chromebooks


Length: 1 hour, 1 minute
Agenda: Union School District in San Jose, CA will share its experiences of implementing a 1:1 program for its students with Acer Chromebooks.

Speakers:
Andrew Schwab
Chief Technology Officer
Union School District, San Jose, CA

October 2014 — The Chromebook Journey And Google Classroom


Length: 54 minutes
Agenda: Bridgeport Public Schools, which serve 23,000 students in Connecticut, was among the early adopters and today has 11,000 Chromebooks districtwide.The district's goal is to eventually buy enough Chromebooks to supply every classroom in grades four through 12. David Andrade, CIO of Bridgeport Public schools will share insights from their Chromebook journey and experiences with Google Classroom and Online Testing.

Speakers:
David Andrade
Chief Information Officer
Bridgeport Public Schools, CT

September 2014 — Driving Student Achievement in a Google Environment


Length: 1 hour 1 minute
Agenda: Norwalk Public Schools, CT have recently made the transformation to a Google school and have deployed Chromebooks as student devices.This presentation will feature their Chromebook journey. Ralph and his colleagues will also share details on their experiences with the Google Classroom, professional development and online testing with Chromebooks.

Speakers:
Ralph Valenzisi
Chief of Technology, Innovation and Partnerships
Norwalk Public Schools, Norwalk, CT

David Hopp
Director of Technology
Norwalk Public Schools, Norwalk, CT

Adam Reynolds
Housemaster
Norwalk Public Schools, Norwalk, CT

Robert Pennington
Team Leader and Tech Coach Leader
Roton Middle School, Norwalk, CT

August 2014 — Chromebooks as a Classroom Instructional Tool


Length: 1 hour 1 minute
Agenda: Steve Clagg will share the classroom experiences of Aurora Public Schools with Acer Chromebooks. This presentation will also share insights from their implementation process.

Speakers:
Steven D Clagg
Chief Information Officer
Aurora Public Schools, CO

May 2014 — Building an Open Source 1:1 Program


Length: 1 hour
Agenda: Penn Manor High School recently rolled out 1700 Ubuntu-powered Acer laptops for its 1:1 program. The Penn Manor 1:1program is designed to foster a learning environment where openness, creativity, and opportunity is offered to every child. Charlie will share details of their 1:1 roll out in this presentation.

Speakers:
Charlie Reisinger
Director of Technology
Penn Manor School District, PA

April 2014 — Chromebook Implementation: Preparing for PARCC and Beyond


Length: 1 hour 31 minutes
Agenda: The mission of the Bayonne Board of Education Technology Department is to enable students to solve real-world problems, foster critical thinking and innovation, and prepare for college and career as they meet the challenges of the 21st Century global society. As part of this endeavor, they have implemented a Chromebook 1:1 initiative. In this webcast, they will share the details of this initiative—motivation, pilot, implementation challenges and successes. In addition, information about PARCC field testing experience with the Acer Chromebooks, powered by Intel Haswell technology, will also be shared.

Speakers:
Melissa McEntee
Assistant Director of Technology
Bayonne Board of Education, NJ

March 2014 — Chromebooks in Classrooms


Length: 1 hour
Agenda: This presentation will focus on the Chromebook deployment experiences of Barbers Hill Independent School District in TX. Katie Russell will share the planning strategy and implementation best practices utilized by their district.

Speakers:
Katie Russell
Director of Technology
Barbers Hill ISD, Mont Belvieu, TX


2013 Webinar Archives

November 2013 — Reinventing K-12 Classrooms with Tablets-Achievements and Lessons Learned


Length: 1 hour
Agenda: Westlake Christian School in Florida will share its experiences of deploying Acer ICONIA Tablets in classrooms. Paul and Michaela will share details and objectives of their pilot program, deployment strategy along with the teacher and student experience.

Speakers:
Paul Weaver
Technology Director,
Westlake Christian School

Michaela Keats
Team leader, K-2 Division
Westlake Christian School

October 2013 — Accelerating Learning with Online Tutoring


Length: 1 hour
Agenda: During the 2012-13 school year, over 10,000 Title I-eligible students participated in Learn It online tutoring programs making it one of the largest providers of online academic support in the country. In this session, Learn It will provide participants an overview of both its synchronous and asynchronous tutoring platforms that are delivered on Acer netbooks and tablets respectively. The team will discuss challenges, keys to success and other lessons learned in rolling out large scale online programs for 1:1 computing. Learn Its programs are turnkey, highly scalable and optimized for successfully delivery at home. Dr.Johnson from Baltimore Public Schools will also share their experiences and benefits of using this program with their struggling learners.

Speakers:
Dr. Tasha Franklin Johnson
Director, Office of Federal Programs / Title I,
Baltimore City Public Schools

Michael Maloney
Founder & CEO
Learn It Systems

Raquel Whiting Gilmer
Chief Operating Officer
Learn It Systems

Russell Lum
Vice President, Technology
Learn It Systems

August 2013 — Planning for Online Assessments with Acer Chromebooks


Length: 1 hour
Agenda: In this webinar, speakers from Google and Acer's Education teams will provide an overview of the Acer Chromebook and Google's web-based Admin console, focusing on how Chromebooks can be used as secure devices for online assessments for students. In addition, the webinar will also review Acer Education Premier Support and Educare, an exclusive support offering for K-12 customers.

Speakers:
Phil Burger
US Distribution Manager
Acer America

Joel Solomons
Sales Engineer
Google in Education

June 2013 — Chromebooks in Classrooms


Length: 57 minutes
Agenda: ACE Charter Schools, based out of San Jose, CA, have been early adopters of Chromebooks in their classrooms. Greg will speak about the decision making process to integrate Chromebook technology in their infrastructure. Greg will also share their experiences of using Chromebooks in their Math classrooms.

Speakers:
Greg Lippman,
Executive Director
ACE Charter Schools, CA

May 2013 — Virtual Desktop Computing in K-12: Technology Helping Education


Length: 1 hour 4 minutes
Agenda: Patrick Christl, Technology Specialist of Pennoyer Elementary School will share their experience of implementing a virtualized computer lab and server infrastructure. Virtualization, a shared computing strategy that maximizes efficiency by harnessing the computing power of underutilized PCs is an excellent way to bring classrooms and labs into the 21st century, in a simple and cost effective manner. Simply stated, virtualization allows you to achieve more with less by simplifying management, allowing for blended learning and collaborative technology use and by facilitating incremental rollouts. Patrick will share the process, successes and lessons learned.

Speakers:
Patrick Christl
Technology Specialist
Pennoyer Elementary School, Norridge, IL

March 2013 — 1:1 Windows Tablet Initiative Pilot Program – Successes & Lessons Learned


Length: 1 hour 2 minutes
Agenda: Fredericksburg City Public Schools in VA launched and implemented a 1:1 pilot program with Windows W500 Tablets. The device selection process, implementation, challenges and success from the pilot program will be shared during this presentation.

Speakers:
Robert Young
Director of Technology
Fredericksburg City Public Schools
Virginia Department of Education's (VDOE) 2011 State Educational Technology Leadership Awardee for Region 3

February 2013 — Powerful, Flexible, Scalable 1:1 Technology Without Limits Using Free Software


Length: 40 minutes
Agenda: Saugus Union School District has implemented a successful 1:1 initiative utilizing "UberMix" - a free software that helps keep the total cost of ownership of the devices within budget and also provides for efficient management and integration of the devices for the technology department. Jim will be sharing his experiences on this implementation.

Speakers:
Jim Klein
Director Information Services & Technology
RHCE, LPIC, NCLA, NCDTS, CNE
Saugus Union School District, CA

January 2013 — How to Use Data to Measure the Effectiveness of Your Technology Programs


Length: 59 minutes
Agenda: Schools are investing billions in technology programs with the goal of improving student outcomes, but how can they measure whether their technology initiatives are creating transformative 21st Century learning environments? In this webinar, Rob Mancabelli outlines key goals that every school should have for their technology programs. He then discusses why data is such a powerful tool for fulfilling this vision, including the many challenges inherent in using it. Rob then talks about one organizations's approach to solving this problem, including a discussion of a free framework available to all schools.

Speakers:
Rob Mancabelli
Educational speaker, author & entrepreneur.


2012 Webinar Archives

December 2012 — Cross Curricular Lessons with Tablets in the Classroom


Length: 57 minutes
Agenda: This presentation will share examples of a cross curricular lesson plan utilizing tablets in the classroom. Additional Web 2.0 tools that help integrate technology as a tool into curriculum will also be discussed.

Speakers:
Sharon Garvar
English Faculty & Teacher of the Year 2012-2013,
Academy of the Canyons Middle College High School, Santa Clarita, CA

November 2012 — Online Professional Development for Iconia Tablets—Acer Adventures


Length: 57 minutes
Agenda: Robin Phares and Kathy Korty of the Edgewood City Schools, OH will share their experiences from developing and providing an online professional development program for the Acer Iconia Tablets. This complimentary course was designed by the teachers and technology co-ordinators of the school district, for the teachers, and delivered during the summer break. Robin and Kathy will share their challenges, lessons learned and insights from this journey.

Speakers:
Robin Phares
Technology Integration Specialist
Edgewood City Schools, OH

Kathy Korty
Curriculum & Technology Specialist
Edgewood City Schools, OH

October 2012 — Technology in Action


Length: 57 minutes
Agenda: This webcast will feature examples of technology being implemented in middle and high school classrooms. The presentation will showcase classroom lessons and the role technology is playing in 21st century learning.

Speakers:
Nancy Caramanico
Edtech advocate, staff developer and grant writer

May 2012 — Implementing a 1:1 Tablet PC Program with Acer Iconia Tablets


Length: 49 minutes
Agenda: Tablets have transformed today's classrooms and have enhanced the way teachers present their lessons and students access information. They have been proven to offer many benefits, ranging from offering educational software designed to work with other classroom technologies to the display of enhanced e-textbooks to integrating easily with other education IT trends. This webinar will walk us through the implementation process of the Acer Iconia A500 tablets in a learning environment from an IT director's perspective including the process of integrating them in the existing IT infrastructure.

Speakers:
Randy Schmidt
Miami Valley Career Technology Center
Clayton, OH

March 2012 — Tablet PCs - Immersive Education in Today's Classrooms


Length: 49 minutes
Agenda: Tablets have transformed today's classrooms and have enhanced the way teachers present their lessons and students access information. They have been proven to offer many benefits, ranging from offering educational software designed to work with other classroom technologies to the display of enhanced e-textbooks to integrating easily with other education IT trends. This webinar will explore a variety of interactive, classroom-based learning software being used on Acer Tablet PCs to enhance student engagement by delivering more interactive, collaborative and fun learning experiences. Real world classroom examples will demonstrate how teachers are able to customize education to each student's needs.

Speakers:
Catherine Pape
Hilton Elementary School
Newport News, VA

February 2012 — Computers In Classrooms


Length: 1 hour
Agenda: Please join us to learn more about a school's education technology programs that have helped to enhance curriculum and provide innovative teaching methods using a multi-sensory approach (visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile) with a variety of educational software and web applications, to enable students to analyze, gather, organize and communicate information in an effective manner. The presentation will also feature examples of use of computers with first and second graders and how their work and the right programs help informed teaching for meeting the educational needs of children diagnosed with language-based learning disabilities.

Speakers:
Sarah Wilkins
Director, Beginning Readers Program
Carroll School, MA

Jim Panopoulos
Technology Director
Carroll School, MA

Steve Wilkins
Head of School
Carroll School, MA

January 2012 — Implementing Technology in Schools Without Education Grants


Length: 1 hour
Agenda: Please join us to learn more about a school district's experiences in cost savings while implementing a 1:1 computing initiative for their fifth grade classrooms.

Speakers:
Karl Buchanan
Technology Director
Wasatch School District, UT

Brett Zabel
Assistant Principal
Timpanogos Intermediate School, Heber City, UT


2011 Webinar Archives

December 2011 — Creating and Funding a Technology Roadmap for Schools


Length: 57 minutes
Agenda: Tips to creatively fund a long term school or district technology plan by eliminating current overlooked and underutilized expenses from a school budget.

Speakers:
Rob Mancabelli
Speaker, Writer & Consultant Author of Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education 2011

November 2011 — Link Between Staff Professional Development And Staff Support


Length: 35 minutes
Agenda: In the current learning environment schools are flooded with technology. Teaching staff are constantly being provided with and requesting new tools to assist them in reaching students. When adding any new hardware or software into a school, you must consider the professional development and support which will be necessary. In this presentation, we will discuss how a school's professional development plans and end-user support infrastructure are linked. The presenter will discuss how to plan professional development for your staff which will ultimately increase the level of support provided.

Speakers:
Keith Schaeper
Educational Technology Director
Seton High School, OH

September 2011 — Role of Learning Management Systems in 21st Century Classrooms


Length: 53 minutes
Agenda: Learning management systems have the potential to greatly enhance communication between students and faculty in a school environment. A typical LMS is designed to provide a learning environment beyond the walls of the classroom. Teachers have the ability to post assignments, discussions, media and other useful information that allows students to learn, share and collaborate 24/7. This session will focus on the potential advantages of a LMS along with featuring some real world examples.

Speakers:
William D. Fritz
Technology Director
Sycamore Community Schools, OH

July 2011 — Role Of Personal Learning Networks In Transformation Of K-12 Education


Length: 1 hour 2 minutes
Agenda: The Internet connects us in unprecedented ways. Social networking tools empower us to build global learning networks where we can pursue our intellectual and creative passions with people around the world. To prepare students to flourish in this new learning world, schools will need to transform themselves in important ways. Personal Learning Networks play an important role and are an essential road map to guide that transformation. Following a bottom-up progression, the key note speaker will help educators understand the power of these networks and become networked individuals. He will walk through how to use learning networks in the classroom to improve student outcomes and how to make the case for learning network use across your entire school. Using step-by-step advice and real-world stories, this session aims to narrow the technological divide, put educators on the same footing as students, and provide a recipe for incorporating these tools into every classroom.

Speakers:
Rob Mancabelli
Speaker, Writer & Consultant
Author of Personal Learning Networks: using the power of Connections to Transform Education 2011

June 2011 — Note Taking Improved and Simplified Using Microsoft One Note


Length: 59 minutes
Agenda: According to a Microsoft survey, nearly 40 percent of employed U.S. adults reported that they wanted a more efficient way to take notes. According to a survey carried out by Microsoft Research, 91 percent of us regularly take down handwritten notes, but only 26 percent of us transfer them to digital format, and 23 percent often can't find our notes in the first place. It follows that there's room to make note-taking work better. Microsoft has developed software routines that electronically ease much of the drudgery of note-taking and automate tasks that were impossible to do manually. Because information is important to everyone, and using information effectively enhances productivity, OneNote can provide an excellent, easy-to-learn-and-use tool for capturing and sharing notes across a variety of media. Specifically, everyone connected to an academic institution can benefit in a number of ways by utilizing a flexible note-taking tool.

Speakers:
Mike Lee
The Eleven Agency

May 2011 — Tablets for Education


Length: 59 minutes
Agenda: Tablet computing has the potential of transforming the learning experience by further enhancing the digital classrooms with touch technology. They are flexible productivity tools - enabling better classroom interaction; higher-impact presentations; greater knowledge retention; and more efficient lecture planning and appraisal processes. Tablets are also full-featured, all-in-one devices to store learning materials, take notes, study coursework, work on papers and projects, submit homework, and take exams. This webinar will talk about the Acer Iconia tablets family including the W500 and A500 tablets.

Speakers:
Chris White
Senior Director, Business Management
Acer Group

February 2011 — Application Virtualization in Learning Environments


Length: 59 minutes
Agenda:

  1. The use of Microsoft APP-V to package and deliver specific applications to students by their program of study and term from any machine in any classroom
  2. The benefits of this approach
  3. The lessons learned
  4. The use of Acer Nettops in classrooms to upgrade the quality of the student workstation

Speakers:
Chuck Farraj
Chief Information Officer
Remington College

Bobby Clark
IT Project Manager
Remington College, Inc

January 2011 — Technology as a Tool to Support Learning


Length: 1 hour
Agenda: This webinar will focus on the various tools technology provides that can used for authentic learning. In a technology-rich classroom, students don't "learn" technology; instead learn to utilize it as a means. Technology provides educators with the opportunity to move from simply streamlining the way things have always been done to really imagining things they would like to do.

Speakers:
Roger Wilcox
Principal
Washington Irving Elementary School & West Cedar Elementary School, IA


2010 Webinar Archives

November 2010 — Empowering Interactive Learning in the Connected 21st Century Classroom


Length: 1 hour 3 minutes
Agenda: This webinar will focus on the need and impact of a complete 21st century learning ecosystem - an integrated, easy-to-use framework to facilitate broad educational transformation. Providing bridging technologies that integrate existing technology with best practices for 21st Century teaching and learning are three important keys to making 21st Century Learning a reality. Learning Ecosystems must be developed that easily accommodate the deep interdependence of people, the learning environment and the tools.

Speakers:
Jana Hoggle
Director of Federal Programs and Technology
Marengo County School District, AL

Patrick Robinson
Technology Coordinator Director
Laurel School District, MI

September 2010 — The Role of Professional Development in Creating 21st Century Learning Environments


Length: 48 minutes
Agenda: Nancy Caramanico is a strong supporter of professional development and has been actively involved in providing resources to teachers within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Schools. She will share some of the experiences, challenges, strategies implemented and accomplishments from her school district.

Speakers:
Nancy Caramanico
Director of Technology, K-12
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Catholic Schools

August 2010 — From Textbooks to Netbooks


Length: 1 hour 3 minutes
Agenda: This Webinar will provide information on how to begin the planning process and take an inside look at a district that has effective solutions in place. Find out how they successfully and cost-effectively implemented technology, enhanced the teaching environment and increased student engagement by creating a successful technology plan that address their districts' goals, challenges, and needs and are cost effective at the same time.

Speakers:
Gary Brantley
Chief Information Systems Officer
Lorain City Schools

July 2010 — Netbook or Notebook: Making the Right Decision


Length: 1 hour 3 minutes
Agenda:

  • Mobile Platforms in Education
  • Netbook and Notebook computers: Functionality, Deployment, Challenges and Usability in the classroom environment
  • Understanding the requirements of digital learning environments
  • Paradigm shift in K-12 learning environments
  • Instruction Centric Technology

Speakers:
Eileen Lento, PhD.
Government and Education Strategist, Intel Americas
Board Member at International Society for Technology in Education

Pete Dailey
Sr. Mgr. Product Marketing - U.S. Notebooks
Acer Group

April 2010 — Accelerating Academic Achievement through Technology Integration


Length: 1 hour 1 minute
Agenda:

  • Achievement tied to LRS systems
  • Increased student engagement and attendance
  • Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)
  • Instructional feedback instead of formative assessment
  • How current funding streams can apply

Speakers:
Sonny Magana
Global Head of Research
Promethean

Bob Kirby
Vice President of K-12 Education Sales
CDW-G

Gregg Prendergast
VP of Commercial Sales & Marketing
Acer America

March 2010 — Creating 21st Century Classrooms


Length: 1 hour 2 minutes
Agenda:

  • The changing learning environment – for both students and teachers
  • Creating 21st Century Classrooms at Hunterdon High
  • The role of professional development in promoting and expanding 21st Century initiatives

Speakers:
Rob Mancabelli
Director of Information Systems
Hunterdon Central Regional High School