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A conference to encourage K-12 educators to rethink the notion of what literacy is and how it can best be taught in the digital media age.

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Thursday, May 11
 

09:00

Read the World NOW [TICKETED EVENT]

With the influx of mobile devices, multimedia websites, e-books, interactive graphics, and social media, there’s no question that literacy is changing. But are we adjusting our pedagogy to adopt and adapt literacy instruction to meet the needs of today’s learner?

This preconference workshop will explore the latest research and trends in digital literacy and investigate new modalities that require students to read beyond the text to comprehend new information. Holding on to what we know about best practice instruction, we’ll rethink reading with images, video, sketchnotes, graphics, AR and VR. Together, we’ll collect exemplars and craft lessons that explicitly teach students to analyze features they may encounter as they read the world. Attendees will leave with a set of digital artifacts to share back at school with colleagues that craft a vision for literacy today.


Speakers
avatar for Kristin Ziemke

Kristin Ziemke

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Ed Collaborative
Author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and Connecting Comprehension and Technology, Kristin is a dynamic educator who pairs best practice instruction with digital tools to transform learning in the classroom and beyond. She is the founder and Managing Director of Ziemke Consulting, LLC, and currently works for the Big Shoulders Fund as a Learning Innovation Specialist. Passionate about technology, literacy and inquiry, and recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator, SXSW speaker, National Board Certified Teacher and... Read More →


Thursday May 11, 2017 09:00 - 16:00
Conference Centre Room 3 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

09:00

Visual Literacy: Cinematic Storytelling with Mobile Devices in the Classroom [TICKETED EVENT]

In this hands-on session, learn how to create video stories using your mobile device. The session will prepare you to integrate video storytelling into your classes and empower your students to tell compelling multimedia stories.  We will cover elements of story, differences between video and text-based storytelling, cinematography and sound basics, interview skills, how to edit using iMovie for iOS, distributing student work and more.  We will also discuss sample lessons and best practices for integrating video stories into all subject areas and grade levels.

Participants should come to the session with an iPad or iPhone with the latest version of iMovie installed.

Outline

  • Why cinematic storytelling?
  • Differences between video and traditional texts
  • 5 minute film school
  • iMovie Tutorial
  • Hands-on project 1
  • Review projects
  • Interview skills
  • Hands-on project 2
  • Ethics, copyright, safety and digital citizenship
  • Sample Lessons and Best Practices
  • Assessment and grading

 


Speakers
avatar for Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez

Educator speaker and author
With nearly two decades of experience, Michael brings practical classroom knowledge to bear when developing innovative teaching and learning strategies, and helping others do the same in their schools. His goal is to empower students and teachers to affect positive change in the... Read More →


Thursday May 11, 2017 09:00 - 16:00
Conference Centre Rooms 5&6 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

16:30

Bus to Conference Hotel
Thursday May 11, 2017 16:30 - 16:35
Pick up/Drop off area High School and Administration Block, Level 1
 
Friday, May 12
 

08:00

Bus from Conference Hotel
Friday May 12, 2017 08:00 - 08:05
Conference Hotel Park Avenue Rochester Hotel Lobby

08:15

Registration, light snacks and networking
Friday May 12, 2017 08:15 - 08:45
Foyer High School and Administration Block, Level 4

08:45

Introductions / Housekeeping etc.
Speakers
avatar for Ben Morgan

Ben Morgan

Director of IT, United World College of South East Asia


Friday May 12, 2017 08:45 - 09:00
Conference Centre Rooms 1&2 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

09:00

Keynote: We Are Made for Story

Campfire conversations, cave paintings, letters mailed across the sea — the tools and times have changed, but the human condition has not. We are made for story. Today, we have so many ways for students to share their stories; we move beyond “write it down” and diversify the how with digital options: blog, make a movie, write a multi-touch book, sing a song, share online. When we invite kids to tell their stories, we place our students at the center of curriculum and make it about them. Join in as we leverage the power of story in a digital age to benchmark time and change the future.


Speakers
avatar for Kristin Ziemke

Kristin Ziemke

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Ed Collaborative
Author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and Connecting Comprehension and Technology, Kristin is a dynamic educator who pairs best practice instruction with digital tools to transform learning in the classroom and beyond. She is the founder and Managing Director of Ziemke Consulting, LLC, and currently works for the Big Shoulders Fund as a Learning Innovation Specialist. Passionate about technology, literacy and inquiry, and recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator, SXSW speaker, National Board Certified Teacher and... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 09:00 - 09:45
Conference Centre Rooms 1&2 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

09:45

Transition
Friday May 12, 2017 09:45 - 09:50
Foyer High School and Administration Block, Level 4

09:50

Jobalike Session: High School English Teachers
Moderators
avatar for Patricia Friedman

Patricia Friedman

Digital Literacy Coach, United World College of South East Asia
Tricia is a Digital Learning Coach at UWCSEA East Campus. She's worked as an IBDP Literature + Language&Literature teacher as well as a CAS Coordinator. Tricia is an Apple Distinguished Educator, COETAIL grad, and a member of the Learning2 Global Team. | Before Singapore, Tri... Read More →

Friday May 12, 2017 09:50 - 10:20
Conference Centre Room 4 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

09:50

Jobalike Session: Literacy and Tech Coaches (K-12)
Speakers
avatar for Dave Caleb

Dave Caleb

Digital Literacy Coach, United World College of South East Asia
David is a digital literacy coach at the United World College of South East Asia in Singapore. Throughout his career as an international educator, David has combined two of his passions - technology and photography. He is the author of two photography books, an instructional mult... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 09:50 - 10:20
Gallery Rooms 1&2 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

09:50

Jobalike Session: Middle School English Teachers
Moderators
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Angela Erikson

Head of Middle School English, United World College of South East Asia

Friday May 12, 2017 09:50 - 10:20
Conference Centre Rooms 5&6 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

09:50

Jobalike Session: Primary School Teachers
Moderators
avatar for Olivia White

Olivia White

Literacy Coach, United World College of South East Asia
Literacy Coach/Class Teacher | UWCSEA EAST

Speakers
avatar for Keri-Lee Beasley

Keri-Lee Beasley

Digital Literacy Coach, United World College of South East Asia


Friday May 12, 2017 09:50 - 10:20
Conference Centre Rooms 1&2 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

09:50

Jobalike Session: School Leaders, Curriculum Coordinators, Librarians, Support Staff (K-12)
Moderators
avatar for Sean McHugh

Sean McHugh

Technology Integration Specialist, United World College of South East Asia - Dover
Digital Literacy Coach | UWCSEA

Friday May 12, 2017 09:50 - 10:20
Conference Centre Room 3 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

10:20

Transition
Friday May 12, 2017 10:20 - 10:40
Foyer High School and Administration Block, Level 4

10:40

Tour of UWCSEA Campus
This is an optional tour around the school campus looking at different learning spaces within our Primary, Middle and High School blocks. We will not be visiting into any specific classes but will be an opportunity to look at some different parts of the school in action that you might not otherwise see over the weekend.

Please meet by the registration counter at 10:30am. If you chose to join the tour you will miss the Workshop 1, but will return to the conference space by 11:40am at the latest

Speakers
avatar for Ben Morgan

Ben Morgan

Director of IT, United World College of South East Asia


Friday May 12, 2017 10:40 - 11:40
Foyer High School and Administration Block, Level 4

10:40

Computational Thinking through a Literacy Lens (Early Years Focus)

So what is Computational Thinking? Simply put it is a set of diverse problem solving skills that are traditionally associated with computing and programming. In this session we will explore how computational thinking can be viewed through a literacy lens looking explicitly at storytelling, creativity and collaboration from an early years perspective. Come along and play, share and collaborate in this hands on session.

Workshops focus:
1:  Where does the Literacy in computational thinking lie?
2:  Simple steps to becoming a bot coding ninja!

All of the workshop resources can be viewed here - https://padlet.com/nicifoote/Compthink 



Speakers
avatar for Nici Foote

Nici Foote

Homeroom Teacher and Digital Learning Coach, Nexus International School
Digital Literacy Coach | Previously - Nexus International School, Singapore


Friday May 12, 2017 10:40 - 11:40
Classroom 420 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

10:40

Creating a Socially Responsive Workshop Model

Today, Reading and Writing Workshop is more than a place for students to learn the habits and skills of being an effective reader and writer. It is an environment where teachers create the opportunity for students to engage with skills, tools, and mediums in a way that mirrors how we use these new literacies every day. We will look at the structure of workshop i.e., mini-lesson, independent work time, and share time, to see how students are consistently engaging with these new literacies through the inquiry process to answer the question: What choices will I make a reader or writer today? Within an evolving workshop framework, students and adults will engage in an exploratory dialogue that supports critical thinking and promotes social literacy. This session will highlight effective classroom technologies, tools, and strategies which are grounded in student identity, motivation, and self-efficacy. Amazing things happen when students are empowered to read, write, and collaborate with authentic audiences, wherever these may be.

Access session deck here.



Speakers
avatar for Sara Ahmed

Sara Ahmed

Literacy Coach, NIST International School
Literacy Coach | NIST International
avatar for Ben Sheridan

Ben Sheridan

Learning Innovation Coach, NIST International School
Ben Sheridan has been teaching for 14 years most of which as been at international schools in Thailand, India, Cambodia, Korea, and Indonesia. He has worked as a classroom teacher, digital learning coach, technology coordinator, and instructional designer. Ben is passionate about... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 10:40 - 11:40
Conference Centre Room 3 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

10:40

Digital Tools for Collaborative Discussion
With reading and writing increasingly moving online, how to manage close reading in the digital age has become a challenge for the modern teacher. In this session, workshop attendees will participate in a model "Collaborative Discussion" that can be used to discuss a variety of texts across any number of subjects. 

Around this pedagogical structure, we'll also use "NewsELA" as a platform for current events and non-fictional readings. We'll also explore how to give build digital etiquette through blended learning chatrooms, and how close reading online can be supported with productivity apps and the Diigo highlighter. 

If you teach literacy in any capacity, this session is bound to have many take-aways for you. These range from a host of new digital tools, readings, managing and tracking lexilelevel, discussion stems and scaffolding classroom instruction to where students, not teachers, drive their own discussions in the classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Gary Johnston

Gary Johnston

Technology Integrationist, Korea International School
Gary is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator that has worked in International Schools in Thailand, Vietnam and South Korea for the last 15 years. Starting as a math and science teacher, Gary has moved into the role of "Digital Learning Coach/Technology Integrationist" at Kore... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 10:40 - 11:40
Gallery Rooms 1&2 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

10:40

Making Information Writing Authentic and Engaging with Technology
This presentation will walk teachers through an integrated information writing unit (Science, Reading, Writing, Tech). Information writing is taught across grade levels but how can we make it engaging and authentic so that students can collect information in their own lives and make a difference? The first short part of the presentation will focus on purpose and rationale. Following that, we will introduce teachers to strategies used to structure and develop their information writing. Continuing on, we will unpack the inquiry activities we used to illuminate text features of digital information writing. Finally, we will show some student examples of the projects. Our goal is that teachers will walk away inspired to make their own PSA or podcast and get their students equally engaged with the information they gather everyday in their digital and literate lives

Speakers
avatar for Heather Onderick

Heather Onderick

K-5 ELA Learning Coach, ISKL Malaysia
For most of my life, I have taught upper elementary and Middle School Humanities. From the very beginning, I loved to collaborate with the tech integrator, formerly known as the computer teacher. I appreciate the power technology can bring to literacy by providing a unique voic... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 10:40 - 11:40
Classroom 407 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

10:40

Powerful Podcasts: Publishing Personal Narratives to Global Audiences (Part I)

This workshop will take attendees on a journey through the creation of authentic personal narratives, written and shared with a global audience in mind.

Participants will walk through the constructivist approach to writing, accessing mentor texts, modelling and digitally publishing podcasts.  These recorded essays express writers’ unique perspectives, vital beliefs and experiences.

The workshop will focus on the following skills and strategies:
- craftsmanship and focused revision
- developing a cohesive theme in writing
- use of digital tools for recording and publishing podcasts
- community involvement and sharing
- involving interdisciplinary approaches to writing
- identifying and elevating a writer’s voice
- authentic forms of writing assessment
- teacher as writer

The content of the workshop will be showcased through our This I Believe podcast project.  Visit share.sis.org.cn/podcasts to know more.



Speakers
avatar for Ceci Gomez-Galvez

Ceci Gomez-Galvez

Shekou International School, Shekou International School
EAL Support Teacher | Shekou International School
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Nathan Lill

Humanities and TOK Teacher, Shekou International
MS Humanities &; TOK Teacher | Shekou International School


Friday May 12, 2017 10:40 - 11:40
Conference Centre Rooms 5&6 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

11:40

Transition
Friday May 12, 2017 11:40 - 11:45
Foyer High School and Administration Block, Level 4

11:45

Using Flipgrid to promote student voice in Reading and Writing Workshop

In this workshop I will explain how I use the app and website Flipgrid (flipgrid.com) to promote student voice in Reading and Writing Workshop. With Flipgrid, students can make video responses to teacher questions about the books they are reading. The responses are then collected on a webpage that can be embedded into a class or school blog. In this workshop I will:

  • show example Q and A grids from my Grade 4 Tokyo International School class and other classes

  • give step-by-step instructions on how to set up, maintain and embed grids

  • demonstrate how Flipgrid can support specific Reading and Writing Workshop lessons

By the end of the workshop, teachers will be able to make their own question and answer  Flipgrids, understand how this app can promote student voice and see the possibilities of how this activity can support reading and writing in the primary and middle school classroom.

The headsets we use in Tokyo Int School are similar to this: http://amzn.to/2rbUugF [Whichever you choose, make sure to look for 4-pin as these should work with all iOS and Android devices] 

See flipgrid.com

DM me on @andrew_mcgovern or email amcgovern@tokyois.com for the promo code to get a free year of Flipgrid Classroom. Thanks for attending. everyone!


Speakers
avatar for Andy McGovern

Andy McGovern

Grade 4 Teacher, Tokyo International School
Grade 4 Teacher | Tokyo International School


Friday May 12, 2017 11:45 - 12:15
Classroom 407 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

11:45

Spelling in the 21st Century

Spelling has never been more important, people who misspell in digital interactions are assumed to be at best lacking in intelligence, at worst ignorant and incompetent. Unfortunately most schools, still rely on 19th century strategies to teach spelling. This needs to change, it’s time to teach spelling the way it should be taught in the 21st Century.

Link to resources here.

Interested in the research showing the link between the way our brains process face recognition and the way our brains process word recognition? Read this


Speakers
avatar for Sean McHugh

Sean McHugh

Technology Integration Specialist, United World College of South East Asia - Dover
Digital Literacy Coach | UWCSEA


Friday May 12, 2017 11:45 - 12:15
Conference Centre Rooms 5&6 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

11:45

No extra time...? Think again!
Many people feel they don't have enough time to get everything accomplished in a day. During this session I will talk through 2 strategies for using time effectively in the classroom. Firstly Techsperts; a team of students who can support the teacher in teaching and helping their peers in class with regards to new/existing tech tools. Secondly Team Time; weekly meetings with staff to upskill them in preparation for their lessons. I will show Literacy related examples where I have worked with the Literacy Coach for both strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Alison Forrow

Alison Forrow

Digital Literacy Coach, United World College of South East Asia
Digital Literacy CoachUWCSEA (Dover Campus)/ Powerlifting / Irish Dancing / Google Apps /


Friday May 12, 2017 11:45 - 12:15
Classroom 419 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

11:45

What Every Educator needs to know about digital citizenship and online safety

A glance at useful existing frameworks for digital citizenship and how they help educators address the key skills students should be equipped with for navigation the digital world.


Speakers
avatar for Lucian Teo

Lucian Teo

Outreach in Trust and Safety Team, Google
I believe in the power of the open web for social good, and how it enables communities to tell their stories, create immersive experiences spanning various mediums and collaborate with across geographical, economic, social and cultural boundaries. | | I currently work at Google... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 11:45 - 12:15
Conference Centre Room 3 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

11:45

Flipped Learning
Flipped Learning means that students come to school prepared with knowledge learned through videos at home or in independent sessions outside the classroom. It is based on a pedagogical model in which the teaching and homework elements of a course are reversed. Short video lectures are viewed by students at home before the class session, while in-class time is devoted to application, projects, inquiry or discussions. My focus area would be guided reading, but it extends to all areas.

Speakers
avatar for Katrina Millward

Katrina Millward

Assistant Head & Core Curriculum Leader (Primary), Taipei European School
Teaching Assistant Head/ Core curriculum leader of PrimaryTaipei European School


Friday May 12, 2017 11:45 - 12:15
Classroom 410 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

11:45

Interview Techniques for Multimedia Authors
Interviews are a great way for students to conduct research on a topic, incorporate expert opinion, and build empathy with diverse groups of people. In this session you'll learn the fundamentals of how to produce interviews for multimedia projects, including how to develop interview questions, how to conduct the interview, and technical elements of recording interviews on video.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez

Educator speaker and author
With nearly two decades of experience, Michael brings practical classroom knowledge to bear when developing innovative teaching and learning strategies, and helping others do the same in their schools. His goal is to empower students and teachers to affect positive change in the... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 11:45 - 12:15
Gallery Rooms 1&2 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

12:15

Lunch
Friday May 12, 2017 12:15 - 13:00
Foyer High School and Administration Block, Level 4

13:00

Digital Identity: Growing Up in a Connected Culture
Today, technology allows us to amplify students' stories as learners produce, publish and share in our digital culture. Digital forms of storytelling - Like blogs, tweets, and text - invite new audience, offer diverse feedback and engage students to collaborate with the world. More so, sharing begs awareness, seeks understanding and has the potential to turn classroom devices into empathy-generating machines as kids interact and learn about the world. We celebrate the benefits of technology and emplicitly teach students to consider their identity as they use media to understand themselves and their place in the global learning community.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Ziemke

Kristin Ziemke

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Ed Collaborative
Author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and Connecting Comprehension and Technology, Kristin is a dynamic educator who pairs best practice instruction with digital tools to transform learning in the classroom and beyond. She is the founder and Managing Director of Ziemke Consulting, LLC, and currently works for the Big Shoulders Fund as a Learning Innovation Specialist. Passionate about technology, literacy and inquiry, and recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator, SXSW speaker, National Board Certified Teacher and... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 13:00 - 14:30
Conference Centre Room 3 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

13:00

Digital Storytelling for Literacy

The concept of literacy has expanded to include a variety of media beyond text: video, social media, websites, etc. In this session, we’ll discuss how you can integrate a variety of media into your curriculum and turn your students into authors of authentic publications.


Outline:

  • What is digital storytelling?

  • Examples from different grade levels

  • How digital storytelling is different from traditional storytelling

  • Authoring tools (creating stories)

  • Publishing tools (sharing stories)

  • Social media and digital citizenship

  • Best Practices, Workflow and Sample Lessons

  • Q&A



Speakers
avatar for Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez

Educator speaker and author
With nearly two decades of experience, Michael brings practical classroom knowledge to bear when developing innovative teaching and learning strategies, and helping others do the same in their schools. His goal is to empower students and teachers to affect positive change in the... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 13:00 - 14:30
Gallery Rooms 1&2 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

13:00

Building Literacy through Podcasts, Documentaries and Video Production

Step away from traditional writing tasks to open up a world of possibilities for students to hone their reading, writing and oral communication skills through digital media projects. As technology advances, it is becoming increasingly important for students to be able to make and share meaning in different modes and formats; to create, collaborate and communicate effectively.

This is a hands-on session that will walk educators through the process of designing media production projects using various examples of failures and successes accumulated over the years. Learn what worked, what didn’t, how to structure units and the best digital tools to support the process.



Speakers
avatar for Cris Turple

Cris Turple

MYP Language and Literature Teacher, Canadian International School
Cris is a classroom teacher, technology coach and creative thinker. After working as a secondary school ICT Educational Specialist in Hong Kong, she has recently moved back into the classroom to share her love of literature and media production with Grades 8-10 students. Cris hol... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 13:00 - 14:30
Conference Centre Rooms 5&6 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

13:00

Developing visual literacy through narrative filmmaking

"If one wants to reach younger people at an earlier age to shape their minds in a critical way, you really need to know how ideas and emotions are expressed visually"

~ Martin Scorsese, director and filmmaker

This workshop will focus on developing visual literacy through narrative filmmaking. We’ll look into film grammar and how a film can be read as carefully and consciously as a story or poem. We’ll then cover practical approaches to film production and postproduction that have been democratised through the mobile technology available in our classrooms.

The session will cover:

  • How to read a film: an introduction to film grammar and interpreting images using examples from cinema.

  • Production: how to shoot a simple scene using a mastershot/coverage approach with a small production crew.

  • Post-production: the magic of the edit.

  • Resource considerations for filmmaking in the classroom

Audience: Anyone interested in using film in their subject area such as English, History etc



Speakers
avatar for David Procter

David Procter

Junior Technology, Tanglin Trust School
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Friday May 12, 2017 13:00 - 14:30
Classroom 409 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

13:00

Embedding Digital Tools into The Writing Process

Attendees will get hands on experience with Toontastic, Keynote, Book Creator and Padlet as integral parts of the Writing Workshop process. We will walk through different methods of integrating digital tools. Attendees are asked to bring an iPad with Toontastic and Book Creator installed and Keynote on your laptop.

Here is the presentation so you can see the examples we showed and the instructions for each of the 4 projects. 


Speakers
avatar for Erin Belliveau

Erin Belliveau

Primary Literacy Coach, United World College of South East Asia
Literacy Coach United World College
avatar for Alison Forrow

Alison Forrow

Digital Literacy Coach, United World College of South East Asia
Digital Literacy CoachUWCSEA (Dover Campus)/ Powerlifting / Irish Dancing / Google Apps /


Friday May 12, 2017 13:00 - 14:30
Classroom 410 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

13:00

Multiply the Teacher: Using Digital Technology to Transform Independent Writing Time.

This session will look at ways in which we can maximise teaching and learning within the writing workshop.  We will explore how creating short videos and presentations, to teach small group strategy lessons or to scaffold and support students through predictable problems, can help us 'multiply ourselves' so as to reach more students in any given session.  Such work not only helps us to act upon our assessment data promptly and effectively, it can turn also transform our classrooms.


A portion of this session will be spent creating your own video. Please ensure that you bring something with you to do this on, ipads, smartphones and laptops will all work equally well.  



Speakers
avatar for Wendy Jones

Wendy Jones

Grade Curriculum Coordinator (G2) Plus Infants Literacy Coach, United World College of South East Asia


Friday May 12, 2017 13:00 - 14:30
Classroom 419 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

14:30

Transition
Friday May 12, 2017 14:30 - 14:40
Foyer High School and Administration Block, Level 4

14:40

Pedagogical Possibilities: Tech Tools for Teachers

Teaching in the 21st century requires a vastly different and expanding skill set. An abundance of enticing tech tools, with promises of transformational teaching and learning, allow teachers to redefine pedagogical possibilities. This workshop will showcase how a selection of easy to use applications for mobile and web-based platforms can enhance teaching and learning in literacy lessons. With reference to SAMR and TPACK models, participants will be informed, and inspired to implement fresh ideas using tech tools including Nearpod, Flipgrid, Kahoot, Plickers, AutoDraw, Touchcast, Padlet (exploring updated features) and ThingLink to design digital learning experiences that engage students, facilitate collaboration, empower student voice, spark creativity, and incorporate formative assessment strategies.

If you would like to revisit the PowerPoint from this session, you can access it via Google Drive using this link: Pedagogical Possibilities: Tech Tools for Teachers Presentation

The pin code to access the self-paced version of the NearPod lesson used in the presentation is NAVWH. Nearpod URL: https://nearpod.com/

Don't forget you can leave a recording on the reThinking Literacy FlipGrid Grid: https://flipgrid.com/rethinkinglit


Speakers
avatar for Louise Cullen

Louise Cullen

Teacher Librarian, Shen Wai International School


Friday May 12, 2017 14:40 - 15:40
Gallery Rooms 1&2 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

14:40

Tech Integration in the Early Years

This workshop, with its focus on the Early Years, will showcase different ways to use and combine certain apps to enhance literacy development in our youngest learners. Bookmaking, creating narratives, story-retelling, and different approaches to oral reflection are just some of the areas of literacy that will be covered in this session. Kindergarten students enjoy using technology; quality apps can provide interesting ways for our students to show what they know and capture their thinking.

Apps we will be looking at include: Drawing Pad, Puppet Edu, Puppet Pals, Sock Puppets, Doodlecast Pro

Slides here


Speakers
CM

Catherine Malone

K1 classroom teacher/grade curriculum coordinator | UWCSEA


Friday May 12, 2017 14:40 - 15:40
Conference Centre Rooms 5&6 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

14:40

Social Platform for English Language Teaching Across the Curriculum: A Connectivist Approach to Professional Learning about Language and Literacy in International Education
Supporting emergent bilinguals and English language learning is one of the most important constants of our work as international educators. 'We are all language teachers' will sound familiar to many. Yet, how do we sustain and differentiate professional development for English language teaching across the curriculum in international schools? How can we continue the conversation about how to support all learners who are learning on a bilingual continuum? Do traditional 'sit-and-get' models of professional development really serve this part of our work or should this be an ongoing part of educators' learning, one that is constantly explored, revisited and strengthened?

For the 2016/2017 school year the International School of Phnom Penh (ISPP) has opted for an in-house training model that leverages social media and documentation for learning as professional development for language teaching across the curriculum. SPELTAC, Social Platform for English Language Teaching Across the Curriculum is a model of professional learning that extends cross-curricular English language teaching practices in the context of 21st century learning. This session will explain how SPELTAC was implemented at ISPP and facilitated collaborative learning, model and enthused teachers to implement 21st century literacy practices, made visible what we needed as a school, celebrated growth and achievement and created institutional memory.


Connected learning

Many teachers report that online networking, or social media and blogging, have created an unprecedented growth in their learning. Some report that it has given them a renewed energy for their work, as they connect with and are inspired by other educators worldwide. SPELTAC is an opportunity to experience what it is to be a connected learner and join a community of educators learning about an important aspect of international education.

What will participants gain?

Learning through blogging provides teachers with a forum to try out strategies for English language learners, to improve them, and to reflect on how they support language and literacy learning.  Through purposeful documentation of and reflection on the process of teaching and learning on blogs, a school can collaboratively make the classroom reality more visible, and from this understandings can be formed and ideas can be generated to improve student learning. Participants can use the SPELTAC website to get ideas for their own teaching practice from other teacher blogs, or if they are interested in delving deeper, follow the seven online courses offered and be active participants of the SPELTAC community themselves.  Administrators can see how SPELTAC has the potential to be a catalyst for change and sustainable professional learning.

Aims

Participants will explore the SPELTAC website and the course material provided. By viewing documentation of learning that has taken place in other international schools and at ISPP, participants will be asked to reflect on how this model could improve student learning and how as a global community of international educators we can improve language learning practices for our unique learners.  

Speakers
avatar for Marcelle Houterman

Marcelle Houterman

EAL Specialist, International School Phnom Penh
EAL SpecialistInternational School Phnom Penh


Friday May 12, 2017 14:40 - 15:40
Classroom 409 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

14:40

Anything TV

Anything TV has been years in the making. What started as an idea to organize a TV show has since manifested into a multimedia, student-led learning and passion based project. This presentation will demonstrate how video, new media and new literacies can be leveraged in any classroom or any curricular content with the creation of a classroom TV show which I call Anything TV. With Anything TV, students are able to curate, collaborate and create a multimedia product which can address curricula pertaining to their class or student-led content generated from their own interests and passions. The student-led nature of Anything TV allows for emergent curriculum and phenomenon based learning which adapts based on relevant media, news and occurrences around the world. Students will love the autonomy and creativity that Anything TV provides and teachers will love how much they learn from students about new media, viral trends and the future of communications and video.

-Presentation
-Video



Speakers
avatar for Sean Walmsley

Sean Walmsley

iLearning Integration Coach, American International School - Riyadh
Sean Walmsley has been developing a learning theory called Spark iLearning. At the foundation of Spark iLearning is helping to inculcate the intrinsic motivation in our students, teachers and ourselves. Subsequently, we need to be mindful of one's individual interests, imaginatio... Read More →


Friday May 12, 2017 14:40 - 15:40
Classroom 410 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

14:40

Reading Workshop: Rethinking the Post It Note

We will be taking a fresh look at how students and teachers capture and push their thinking when reading . Teachers will explore strategies which encourage deeper thinking , and new ways of recording using a variety of digital and non - digital tools and techniques. This  workshop is for primary school teachers.

Presentation 

Speakers
avatar for Olivia White

Olivia White

Literacy Coach, United World College of South East Asia
Literacy Coach/Class Teacher | UWCSEA EAST
avatar for Laura Whiteley

Laura Whiteley

G4 Teacher, United World College of South East Asia
Grade 4 class teacher | UWCSEA EAST


Friday May 12, 2017 14:40 - 15:40
Conference Centre Room 3 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

14:40

Reimagining the Writer's Workshop: Students as Multimodal Text Designers
Participants will explore the multimodal literacy processes of diverse, elementary students as they create new visions for writing workshop utilizing play, original story narratives, Legos, digital photography, and writing software applications on laptop computers. An examination of student productions and dialogue will be presented and offer insights into students as multimedia text creators with a particular focus on students learning English as a new language. Student work samples, transcripts, and video clips will provide connections to transactional theory, new literacies, and life in a multimodal world. This will be accompanied by a group discussion about advocating for active, student-centered literacy instruction during a time when many educators find it difficult to move beyond mandated, prescribed curricula. Attendees can expect to learn (1) new ways to engage students in multimodal literacies during a re-designed writer’s workshop, (2) to analyze student multimodal work and dialogue, and (3) to strategize a means to integrate new literacies into their instruction.


This session is based on a year-long qualitative research project in an urban, Title I public school third grade classroom. The project focused on 23 diverse students that included multilingual students whose families’ first languages were Spanish, French, Bassa, and Arabic. The study investigated the use of new literacies with a group of third graders’ meaning construction of texts through multimodal design and analysis of videotaped interactions, student interviews, and created texts. The students read Lego books, built story scenes and characters with actual Legos, photographed their creations with digital cameras, and then wrote graphic or comic style stories using StoryVisualizer. These student-centered experiences offer new understandings in conceptualizing literacy as a social practice in the 21st century while problematizing autonomous views of literacy (Street, 2012).

The intersection of New Literacy Studies (NLS) and multimodalities equally values where, how, and by whom a text is constructed along with physical features and contextual meanings (Street, Pahl, & Rowsell, 2009). NLS helps situate digital literacies in a sociocultural paradigm that values social, cultural, historical, and political contexts (Barton & Hamilton, 1998). Lankshear and Knoble (2011) define these literacies as “generating, communicating, and negotiating encoded meanings by providing a range of new or more widely accessible resource possibilities for making meaning” (p. 56). Value is given to the social and linguistic processes in the ever changing multimodal nature of literacy practices (Kress & van Leeuwen, 2006). Shifting from conventions such as grammar and transmission of knowledge to unfamiliar domains where learners draw from multiple metalanguages and a mixture of modes to both interpret and express a repertoire of ideas is essential for learning (Cope & Kalantzis, 2013). Blending the social practices children bring from their homes and communities has the potential to inform the repertoires and medias that students use to express themselves in school (Genishi & Dyson, 2009).

Meaning cannot be gathered from language alone given the prevalence of other modes in 21st century literacy (Kress, 2003). Therefore, it is essential to closely examine the ways in which students understand, create, and transform multimodal representations of meaning by changing the shape of resources to meet their individual needs. This research moves beyond literacy as information retrieval to a model where “the reader re-makes the text, drawing on the possibilities each mode represents (Moss, 2003, p. 85).” The meaning resides in the resources available to the reader within the socially situated event. Transformation of the “basic” curricula is vital and studies such as this one will assist in developing a framework for reading, responding to, and creating multimodal productions.


 

Speakers
avatar for Sally Brown

Sally Brown

Associate professor, Georgia Southern University
Associate Professor Georgia Southern University


Friday May 12, 2017 14:40 - 15:40
Classroom 419 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

15:40

Networking Snacks and Drinks
Friday May 12, 2017 15:40 - 16:45
Foyer High School and Administration Block, Level 4

17:00

Bus to Conference Hotel
Friday May 12, 2017 17:00 - 17:05
Pick up/Drop off area High School and Administration Block, Level 1
 
Saturday, May 13
 

08:40

Bus from Conference Hotel
Saturday May 13, 2017 08:40 - 08:45
Conference Hotel Park Avenue Rochester Hotel Lobby

08:45

Light snacks and networking
Saturday May 13, 2017 08:45 - 09:15
Foyer High School and Administration Block, Level 4

09:15

Media Literacy: From Fake News to Social Justice Tool
In light of the recent election in the U.S., the problems of fake news and media illiteracy have shaken our democracy to its core.  The existential threat to civil society is a real one, and one that I believe can be solved largely through media literacy in schools.  We must teach our students to be savvy consumers and authors of multimedia content so that they can make informed decisions about their lives and be productive members of society. Rather than ban, limit or fear new media, I will talk about how it can be embraced and used for productive goals rather than negative ones, and leave the audience inspired to integrate new media literacy into their curriculum.

My keynote will address the following topics, using examples and audience participation along the way:

  • What is media illiteracy and why is it a problem?
  • Examples of media illiteracy
  • Redefinition of “literacy” to include images, video and social media
  • Make connections to existing/traditional literacy concepts
  • Examples of student multimedia projects
  • The role of student voice and social justice through media literacy
  • Suggestions for integrating media literacy in the classroom including convincing reluctant administrators and colleagues

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez

Educator speaker and author
With nearly two decades of experience, Michael brings practical classroom knowledge to bear when developing innovative teaching and learning strategies, and helping others do the same in their schools. His goal is to empower students and teachers to affect positive change in the... Read More →


Saturday May 13, 2017 09:15 - 10:00
Conference Centre Rooms 1&2 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

10:00

Transition
Saturday May 13, 2017 10:00 - 10:15
Foyer High School and Administration Block, Level 4

10:15

Using Technology to Create Breakthroughs for Struggling Readers
Teachers learn how to teach reading and writing, but no one tells them what to do when their students aren’t learning as expected. Technology is just beginning to find ways to individualize reading and writing support, but how do you identify which apps best suit a particular student’s needs? You will leave this workshop with a framework for identifying the strengths and weaknesses in reading and writing for any student and apps to help boost their weaker areas.

Resources

I used slideshare to host the slides. Here's the link: 

https://www.slideshare.net/BethPowell2/using-technology-to-create-breakthroughs-for-struggling-readers-and-writers-75933590

What's Changed
App: https://itunes.apple.com/us/developer/accessible-publishing-systems-pty-limited/id919855899

Nessy 
video: https://youtu.be/2hTJNX1eswc
website: https://www.nessy.com/

Readable English
video: https://youtu.be/twu-O0mquJQ
website: https://www.readablenglish.com/

Google Fluency
video: https://youtu.be/P-o7IAJi32I
website: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/fluency-tutor%C2%AE-for-google/ejajakfhhhhkifioabcekjjlhpoiijfa

Sentence Builder (and more!)
website: http://mobile-educationstore.com/

Hamaguchi Apps
video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyyzZxOt9BA
website: http://www.hamaguchiapps.com/

Wordless Books
video: https://youtu.be/rxmSpQqKUU0

Inspiration and Kidspiration
video: https://youtu.be/L0St1eRzjYY
website: http://www.inspiration.com/

Grammarly (have kids track their errors and decide what they want to focus on improving; teach how to decide when to change word choice)
video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15NXrnyT2HM
website: https://www.grammarly.com/

Ginger
video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7QAttWf9oY
website: http://www.gingersoftware.com/grammarcheck#.WRblOOUrLD4


Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Powell

Elizabeth Powell

Math Teacher/Learning Specialist, My City School/Remediation A to Z


Saturday May 13, 2017 10:15 - 11:15
Conference Centre Rooms 5&6 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

10:15

Managing Effective Feedback Within the Workshop Model

Providing feedback to our students can feel like an arduous task. We all know the research, feedback is in the top ten influences on student achievement (Hattie, 2011). As educators, we are consistently making choices about why, how and when we provide feedback to our students. How do we balance the input of our workload and the output in student achievement? In this interactive workshop participants will walk away with fresh tools and learn about feedback in both an online and face to face environment. Participants will explore:


- Why providing consistent, timely feedback is crucial for student growth

- How various digital platforms enhance student ownership and growth of learning

- How utilizing both digital and face to face feedback methods can actually be integrated with the readers and writers workshop

Speakers
avatar for Karen Callahan

Karen Callahan

Grade 8 English Teacher, Korea International School
avatar for Meaghan Odell

Meaghan Odell

Grade 8 English Teacher, Korea International School


Saturday May 13, 2017 10:15 - 11:15
Gallery Rooms 1&2 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

10:15

Multimodal Texts: Using film as a mentor text in Reading Workshop

This presentation will demonstrate how educators should embrace film including animation, as a mentor text in reading workshop. How does film help develop reading in learners? What does it mean to be "literate" in the 2017 and how does film as a resource apply in the classroom? In this presentation, I will show how I have used movies to enhance reading skills in both fiction and non-fiction focused lessons.


Speakers
avatar for Emma Crombie

Emma Crombie

Grade 5 Teacher, UWCSEA East
Grade 5 Teacher UWCSEA. Passionate about movies, documentaries and media literacy in the classroom.


Saturday May 13, 2017 10:15 - 11:15
Classroom 407 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

10:15

Micro-Writing: Digital discussion to foster fluency, feedback and thinking
Digital forms of quick writing—like tweets, sketchnotes and instagram posts—allow exciting new opportunities for students to generate text frequently across the curriculum to summarize, question, or synthesize thinking. Using online text as mentor tech, we can teach students to make an image, diagram or visual to enhance their writing. Most exciting, micro-writing can support students in not simply revising pieces, but revising their entire voice as students publish online for an authentic audience. You’ll leave with new ideas and practical lesson ideas for your own teaching of writing.

Speakers
avatar for Kristin Ziemke

Kristin Ziemke

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Ed Collaborative
Author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and Connecting Comprehension and Technology, Kristin is a dynamic educator who pairs best practice instruction with digital tools to transform learning in the classroom and beyond. She is the founder and Managing Director of Ziemke Consulting, LLC, and currently works for the Big Shoulders Fund as a Learning Innovation Specialist. Passionate about technology, literacy and inquiry, and recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator, SXSW speaker, National Board Certified Teacher and... Read More →


Saturday May 13, 2017 10:15 - 11:15
Conference Centre Room 3 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

10:15

Powerful Podcasts: Publishing Personal Narratives to Global Audiences (Part II)
During this second workshop, we will be exploring the writing process going into the podcasting project.  Attendees will  experience the process of modeling, crafting, revising, recording, publishing and sharing; in more detail. We hope to see you there! Attendees will not have needed to attend Session 1 to participate in this workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Ceci Gomez-Galvez

Ceci Gomez-Galvez

Shekou International School, Shekou International School
EAL Support Teacher | Shekou International School
NL

Nathan Lill

Humanities and TOK Teacher, Shekou International
MS Humanities &; TOK Teacher | Shekou International School


Saturday May 13, 2017 10:15 - 11:15
Classroom 420 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

10:15

Visual Notes for the Classroom
How can you use visual note-taking techniques to enhance the learning in your classroom? 

Come prepared to trial the essentials of visual note-taking (aka sketchnotes), and to examine them in the context of a Middle/High School/Upper Elementary context.
How can we leverage collaborative thinkers to construct exam revision products which will engage your whole class?
Bring your favorite pen or pencil to find out more. This session will look at blending analog and digital skills and creating a shift in the way we think about 'notes.'

The session will prepare you to use visual notes as an application upon your return to your own classroom.  You will be equipped with the toolkit to use this approach in a variety of formats. You will also acquire follow up materials to use to further unpack visual notetaking back at your campus.

Please find our slides for the session here.

Follow-up resources are linked here.

Download your free copy of Sketchnotes for Teaching and Learning (featuring a great chapter with Nicki!) here.

Lastly, continue to connect with Tricia and Nicki on Twitter: they are happy to continue this conversation with you long after the session wraps.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Friedman

Patricia Friedman

Digital Literacy Coach, United World College of South East Asia
Tricia is a Digital Learning Coach at UWCSEA East Campus. She's worked as an IBDP Literature + Language&Literature teacher as well as a CAS Coordinator. Tricia is an Apple Distinguished Educator, COETAIL grad, and a member of the Learning2 Global Team. | Before Singapore, Tri... Read More →
avatar for Nicki Hambleton

Nicki Hambleton

Teacher of Art and Digital Literacy Coach, United World College of South East Asia
Nicki is an Apple Distinguished Educator teaching internationally in the UK, Italy, Africa and Singapore for over 20 years. She is an advocate of amalgamating Technology and Art authentically in the classroom and passionate about visual notetaking. She loves teaching Middle School at UWCSEA and has taught art at Primary, MYP, GCSE, IB and A Level. Previously a Head of Year, she understands the benefit of holistic education, and the wellbeing of the child and integrates environmental issues frequently into the curriculum. Nicki was a member of the COETAIL online2 cohort and is trained in Cognitive Coaching. You can read her blog on embedding technology into the classroom at... Read More →


Saturday May 13, 2017 10:15 - 11:15
Classroom 419 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

11:15

Transition
Saturday May 13, 2017 11:15 - 11:30
Foyer High School and Administration Block, Level 4

11:30

Predictions for the future of technology-assisted literary works and cheating

TECHNOLOGY & EDUCATION

Technological affordances have had both positive and negative bearings on education. The use of technologies—especially ‘mobile’ devices—are considered to be the fastest growing communication technologies ever. While it is impractical to anticipate up-to-the-minute innovations and methods by which students could leverage technology to perpetuate academic misconduct, remaining technologically literate is imperative as teachers lacking awareness will likely increase/bolster students’ opportunit(ies) to engage in wrongdoing.

Subject courses must be developed with ‘specific’ and regularly updated dispositions, expectations, goals, objectives, and outcomes, and an explicit edict that a zero-cheating rule exists. In other words, educators need to design approaches to assessment that minimize the possibility for students to collude, yet do not reduce the quality and/or rigor, as well as apply appropriate security practices for the ‘safe’ submission and return of tasks.


PRACTICAL TAKEAWAYS


1. Take time to explain and discuss your school’s academic honesty policy

Most schools have an Academic Integrity (AI) policy to discourage cheating, but perhaps these are not made as explicit as they should be.


2. Know what is available online before assigning an assessment task

If you are thinking of having your students research the JFK assassination, take time to see what they may find online. Check out a few of the webpaper mills, as well as a search engine or two. Remember, many papers are available just as webpages by students wanting to display their work, by teachers displaying student work or even by teachers providing sample papers. In addition, there are many full-text magazines and journals available online, and students may also be tempted to download articles to submit as their own.

Table 1: Examples of essay paper purchasing or ghost-writing websites

  • 123Helpme.com 4TermPapers.com
  • Cheathouse.com CustomWritings.com
  • echeat.com Editmypaper.ca
  • EssayGlobe.net LazyStudents.com
  • PaperDueNow.com SchoolSucks.com
  • unemployedprofessors.com WowEssays.com


3. Design written assignments with specific goals and instructions

The more specific/original the assignment, the more difficult it will be for the potential plagiarists to find a paper online that fits the topic and specifications. Determine what the goal is for students writing a paper and give them an explicit and/or unique instructions e.g., audience and purpose. Other stipulations may include:

  • Limit the topics students may write about.
  • Require a format and documentation style used in your subject.
  • Be specific about length and the number of sources required.
  • Encourage higher-order thinking rather than easily obtainable summaries/character analyses.


4. Give students enough time to do an assignment

  • Keep in mind that students are juggling assignments across several classes.
  • Help them plan their work by giving them enough notice of tasks that require research.
  • Teachers may even consider requiring that students submit a research proposal, an outline, an annotated bibliography or at least a topic idea foremost.
  • Typically, students who have put-off starting an assignment until the last minute are more likely to seek shortcuts e.g., plagiarism.


5. Require oral presentations of student papers

Oral presentations whereby students must explain their thesis statement and/or research process etc., will discourage plagiarism.


6. Have students submit essays electronically

This provides the opportunity for teachers to archive their students’ essays electronically. Keep them organized in directories according to the assigned topic. Then, you can feel confident about assigning the same topics each year. If a student paper sounds familiar, simply do a word or a phrase search on that directory.


7. When you suspect e-cheating, use a free full-text search engine

Search engines include AltaVista or Digital Integrity. If a submitted paper does not sound like that student, does not seem to fit the course level or does not seem to match the assignment, take a phrase from the paper or the title of the paper and type it into a search engine. Or, if the student provides Web addresses as source citations, check them.


8. Consider subscribing to a plagiarism search

EPD software such as Turnitin, Plagiarism.org or IntegriGuard, compares a student’s text to its database of papers as well as to Internet databases and webpages, providing a report highlighting exact phrase matches and links to the matching pages.

Table 2: Examples of Electronic Plagiarism Detector (EPD) software
  • Attributo
  • Chimpsky
  • CitePlag
  • Copyscape
  • CopyTracker
  • Dupli
  • Checker
  • EduTie
  • Ephorus
  • eTBLAST
  • EVE2
  • Ferret Glatt Plagiarism Self-Detection (GPSD)
  • iThenticate
  • Jplag
  • Measure of Software Similarity (MOSS) PlagiarismDetect
  • Plagiarism-Finder
  • PlagiServe
  • Plagium
  • PlagScan
  • PlagTracker
  • SeeSources

Speakers
avatar for Donna Velliaris

Donna Velliaris

Secondary English, Independent Scholar
Donna M. Velliaris holds two Graduate Certificates: (1) Australian Studies; and (2) Religious Education, two Graduate Diplomas: (1) Secondary Education; and (2) Language and Literacy Education, as well as three Master’s degrees: (1) Educational Sociology; (2) Studies of Asia; a... Read More →


Saturday May 13, 2017 11:30 - 12:00
Conference Centre Rooms 5&6 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

11:30

STEAMing Literacy

Literacy is pivotal in the STEM education revolution. Whole school approaches must ensure teachers of literacy are vital as the liberal 'A' in 'STEAM'. This case study focuses on the role of literacy in STEAM Project Based Learning in an Australian secondary school on Queensland's Gold Coast. I share the challenges we have faced, and the challenges and opportunities ahead as we develop our STEAM Academy.



Saturday May 13, 2017 11:30 - 12:00
Gallery Rooms 1&2 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

11:30

Succinct Video Skills

Traditional forms of writing or answering questions are enhanced by planning, focused writing strategies and editing. Video is no different! Video can help students in all sorts of ways, from reluctant writers to children needing assistance with the physical writing process. Using video can be a transformative tool in helping students process their thinking, explain their learning and share their thoughts. However creating a succinct informative video is a skill that needs to be learned.

This presentation will cover:
-Tips for succinct video
-Photos app for editing
-iMovie for editing
-examples of these in action

Link to slides



Speakers
avatar for Claire O'Farrell

Claire O'Farrell

Grade 2 Teacher, UWCSEA, Singapore
G2 Classroom Teacher - G2 Curriculum Coordinator UWCSEA


Saturday May 13, 2017 11:30 - 12:00
Classroom 407 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

11:30

Using tech to engage 'Talk for writing'

Talk for writing allows young children to establish confidence in the language required for writing before they even begin putting 'pen to paper'. Young children thrive through imitation and when the right digital tools are used, young learners can move into innovating their story language and hence move through to independent story writing with more confidence. This presentation takes a look at the 3 stages of talk for writing and what tools can benefit the young learner in this process.



Speakers
avatar for Kim Vernon

Kim Vernon

Head of ICT - Infants, Tanglin Trust School
Kim Vernon is currently Head of Integrated Technologies at Tanglin Trust School. She has 16 Years teaching experience in the field of Early Childhood and 11 Years specialising in ICT education within the Early Years. Originally from Sydney, Kim has gained valuable experience in... Read More →


Saturday May 13, 2017 11:30 - 12:00
Conference Centre Room 3 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

11:30

Textual Analysis with Tech

There is a large and growing body of literature arguing that working with data is a key modern skill.  
Data literacy includes the ability to read, work with, analyze and argue with data as part of a larger inquiry process. 

Come and learn about DataBasic, a suite of easy-to-use web tools for beginners that introduce concepts of working with text as data for analysis. 
These simple tools make it easy to work with data in fun ways, so you can learn how to find great stories to tell. 
WordCounter analyzes your text and tells you the most common words and phrases. 
SameDiff compares two or more text files and tells you how similar or different they are.

They are beautiful, simple, easy and intuitive to use, and are great for beginners.  Have no fear there will be no math here


Speakers
NK

Noah Katz

Digital Literacy Coach, United World College of South East Asia


Saturday May 13, 2017 11:30 - 12:00
Classroom 420 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

12:00

Lunch
Saturday May 13, 2017 12:00 - 12:45
Foyer High School and Administration Block, Level 4

12:45

Information Fluency: Practical Tools and Strategies for Online Research
In today’s data-saturated world students often struggle to locate, organise, evaluate and ethically use information from the web. This is a hands-on session that will walk educators through various tools, strategies, and activities to teach information literacy to students. We will cover such topics as how to inspire inquiry questions, online search tips, databases, the evaluation of websites, paraphrasing strategies, auto-citation tools and where to find free-to-use multimedia content. The aim of this workshop is to provide educators with a variety of ideas and resources that can be easily integrated into the classroom!

Find all resources: goo.gl/DPYmEZ

Speakers
avatar for Cris Turple

Cris Turple

MYP Language and Literature Teacher, Canadian International School
Cris is a classroom teacher, technology coach and creative thinker. After working as a secondary school ICT Educational Specialist in Hong Kong, she has recently moved back into the classroom to share her love of literature and media production with Grades 8-10 students. Cris hol... Read More →


Saturday May 13, 2017 12:45 - 14:15
Conference Centre Rooms 5&6 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

12:45

Multimedia Literacy - reading and interpreting forms of media

Fake news, propaganda and “alternative facts” have never been more of a threat to democracy than now. We owe it to our students to prepare them to navigate a complicated media landscape of video, social media and websites - in other words, to become media literate. This session will review the ways in which our students can read and interpret different forms of media, and give you the tools your students need to become literate in the media of now.


This session will connect to several of the learning outcomes in the IB Diploma Language and Literature syllabus, but also be applicable English teachers of younger students.



Speakers
avatar for Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez

Educator speaker and author
With nearly two decades of experience, Michael brings practical classroom knowledge to bear when developing innovative teaching and learning strategies, and helping others do the same in their schools. His goal is to empower students and teachers to affect positive change in the... Read More →


Saturday May 13, 2017 12:45 - 14:15
Gallery Rooms 1&2 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

12:45

Power to the Little People: Literacy, Independence, Critical Thinking

Technology transforms learning for all students but may have the greatest impact on developing readers and writers. This session will share strategies for leveraging digital tools with our youngest learners to capture student thinking, differentiate instruction and provide multimodal response options. From annotation with a drawing tool, to video feedback and collaboration on a learning management system, we’ll unpack student work samples and video lessons to find new instructional practices to empower students in the early years.  


Speakers
avatar for Kristin Ziemke

Kristin Ziemke

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Ed Collaborative
Author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and Connecting Comprehension and Technology, Kristin is a dynamic educator who pairs best practice instruction with digital tools to transform learning in the classroom and beyond. She is the founder and Managing Director of Ziemke Consulting, LLC, and currently works for the Big Shoulders Fund as a Learning Innovation Specialist. Passionate about technology, literacy and inquiry, and recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator, SXSW speaker, National Board Certified Teacher and... Read More →


Saturday May 13, 2017 12:45 - 14:15
Conference Centre Room 3 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

12:45

Developing visual literacy through narrative filmmaking

"If one wants to reach younger people at an earlier age to shape their minds in a critical way, you really need to know how ideas and emotions are expressed visually"

~ Martin Scorsese, director and filmmaker

This workshop will focus on developing visual literacy through narrative filmmaking. We’ll look into film grammar and how a film can be read as carefully and consciously as a story or poem. We’ll then cover practical approaches to film production and postproduction that have been democratised through the mobile technology available in our classrooms.

The session will cover:

  • How to read a film: an introduction to film grammar and interpreting images using examples from cinema.

  • Production: how to shoot a simple scene using a mastershot/coverage approach with a small production crew.

  • Post-production: the magic of the edit.

  • Resource considerations for filmmaking in the classroom

Audience: Anyone interested in using film and learning aboit how to empower groups of student filmmakers.

Click here for workshop presentation.
To find our more abput the Across Asia Youth Film Festival cick here.


Speakers
avatar for David Procter

David Procter

Junior Technology, Tanglin Trust School
.


Saturday May 13, 2017 12:45 - 14:15
Classroom 409 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

12:45

Amplifying the writing process through technology

This session will explore how different stages in the writing process can be amplified using technology. We will draw on the current practice in the Middle School English department at UWCSEA (Dover) using our Online Learning Platform (we use Teamie, but our processes apply to other Virtual Learning Environments) and the Google suite. This session will be conducted as a workshop in which we will explain and model our practice and then create the space for the group to apply and share.


Speakers
AE

Angela Erikson

Head of Middle School English, United World College of South East Asia
avatar for Paul Turner

Paul Turner

MS English Teacher & Tech Mentor, UWCSEA Dover
Middle School English Teacher - United World College South East Asia


Saturday May 13, 2017 12:45 - 14:15
Classroom 407 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

14:15

Transition
Saturday May 13, 2017 14:15 - 14:25
Foyer High School and Administration Block, Level 4

14:25

Closing Reflections by Keynotes & Drinks
Moderators
avatar for Sean McHugh

Sean McHugh

Technology Integration Specialist, United World College of South East Asia - Dover
Digital Literacy Coach | UWCSEA

Speakers
avatar for Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez

Educator speaker and author
With nearly two decades of experience, Michael brings practical classroom knowledge to bear when developing innovative teaching and learning strategies, and helping others do the same in their schools. His goal is to empower students and teachers to affect positive change in the... Read More →
avatar for Kristin Ziemke

Kristin Ziemke

KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Ed Collaborative
Author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and Connecting Comprehension and Technology, Kristin is a dynamic educator who pairs best practice instruction with digital tools to transform learning in the classroom and beyond. She is the founder and Managing Director of Ziemke Consulting, LLC, and currently works for the Big Shoulders Fund as a Learning Innovation Specialist. Passionate about technology, literacy and inquiry, and recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator, SXSW speaker, National Board Certified Teacher and... Read More →


Saturday May 13, 2017 14:25 - 14:45
Conference Centre Rooms 1&2 High School and Administration Block, Level 4

15:00

Bus to Conference Hotel
Saturday May 13, 2017 15:00 - 15:05
Pick up/Drop off area High School and Administration Block, Level 1
 


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