Breakout Sessions
2008-2009 CFF Coach Boot Camp
Thursday
Wiki Widgets: Adding Dynamic Content to a Wikispace
The session will look at embedding content into a wiki page. Embedded content allows
for dynamic page updates, extending the basic functionality of a wiki page.
During the one hour session, we will explore both the built-in Wikispaces widgets and
embeddable content from other sites. Classrooms for the Future coaches attending this
session will have time to experiment on their own with available facilitator support.
Attendees will be able to:
-understand the role of a widget / embeddable content
-embed the widgets provided by Wikispaces
-use embeddable content from other web sites
History Tours and Touring with Google Earth
History Tours is a collaborative website that gives teachers access to pre-made Google Earth tours on various topics in
American and World history. These tours provide an excellent backdrop for visual learning. They allow students to view
people and places of historical importance while the teacher presents essential background knowledge.
Teachers are encouraged to submit their own work or save a copy of the tours posted by the page organizers. There is also a
discussion section where teachers can post ideas and/or provide feedback. Creating a history tour is an excellent example of
a project-based assessment that promotes higher order thinking skills. All teacher and student generated tours can be
considered for inclusion on the wikispace.
Attendees will be able to navigate in Google Earth, create placemarks and paths, and begin in the process of researching and
creating a tour.
*This session will be hands on and attendees will leave having created their own tour.
Surviving Your First Year - How to Finish Upstream When Swimming Against the Current
The goal of this session is to provide first-year coaches with real-life examples of
successful strategies (from a Cohort One coach). The session will provide examples
(sometimes humorous) of the trials and tribulations of being a coach. This session is a
must for any coach who worries that components of their district program may be less
than supportive about some aspects of the CFF program. Time will be provided for
participants to ask questions to the presenter.
(This session is more subjective and motivational, and thus, its objectives are less
tangible than more concrete sessions.) Attendees will feel more comfortable and
confident in returning to their schools and beginning their work. They will leave with
useful tips for creating change in their schools.
UnitedStreaming: More Than A VCR
UnitedStreaming (a.k.a. Discovery Education Streaming) has a vast selection of videos for use in the classroom. But have
you ever explored the Teacher Center? UnitedStreaming has useful tools like the Quiz Builder and Calendar, as well as the
Atlas, which rocks on an interactive whiteboard. In addition, students can easily grab videos, remix them, and create their
own projects. UnitedStreaming is so much more than a teacher’s VCR – it’s a toolbox for 21st Century learners!
Attendees will be able to use UnitedStreaming’s ancillary tools to extend teaching practice. Attendees will also be able to
show teachers and students how to remix UnitedStreaming content to create digital projects.
21st Century Skills Channel - neTrekker's Key to 21c
Discover the resources and Integration Models inside netTrekker’s 21st Century Skills Channel. The focus on 21C skills is
clear….now, how do you pull those competencies into your teaching approach? During this session we will:
Investigate the wealth of resources available in netTrekker’s High School 21st Century Skills Channel including
Information and Communication Literacy Resources;
View Integration Models that serve as best practices to enhance your existing lesson plans with the 21st Century Skills
approach;
Find tools that facilitate teaching that ICT Literacy approach within netTrekker’s My Portfolio.
Participants will be able to locate and use the netTrekker 21st Century Channel resources.
Participants will be able to present to building staff how to effectively utilize the 21st Century Channel in netTrekker.
Participants will be able share tools to increase information literacy within netTrekker’s My Portfolio.
PhotoStory: A Cross Curricular Tool for All
This session will introduce attendees to the free Microsoft application PhotoStory.
PhotoStory allows all curriculum teachers to produce virtual storytelling in any subject
area. This application enables students to be challenged in the subject at hand as
well as the opportunity to create, design and produce an individual or
collaborative project. The foundation of this application is universal in design for all
styles of learners. This will be a PC based activity.
Attendees will be able to:
 Make multi-curricular connections with this application to share with district CFF teachers.
 Design their own example of a Photostory
 Integrate image searches using NetTrekker
 Discuss the ways Photostory encourages more creative, cross-curricular classroom presentations.
Google Me! Using google tools for collaboration in the classroom
Create collaborative documents, forms, spreadsheets, and
presentations. Share instantly and securely, and teach your students
to work together in real time. Access your work anytime anywhere.
Take a trip around the world with google maps and add images with
picasa web. Learn how to use Google's powerful tools to connect
students to the world of information and one another.
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Participants will create a google account as well as a collaboration document and form.
Participants will discuss uses for the different tools and uses with in the classroom.
Participants will analyze examples of google doc projects and discuss how google tools can be used for inquiry
based learning and alignment to 21st C Standards.
*Note, please sign up for a google.com account before attending this session.
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Friday
Put Your Classroom On A 21st Century DI-IT!
This session will provide participants with the most up-to-date and effective differentiated instructional practices in order to
create engaging and empowering 21st Century classroom environment. Differentiated lesson plan templates, a digital skills
matrix, organization content charts and practical application models will be provided in order to assist teachers with the
implementation of 21st Century standards and NETS based teaching strategies. In addition, online resources that assist in
identifying student learning intelligences and readiness will also be provided so that differentiation can occur more naturally
as instruction will be based not only on core standards, but also on student learning styles. Pre and post assessment
strategies will also be demonstrated for effective assessment of student learning, products and performance. Practical
application of effective digital integration strategies of Web 2.0 applications in conjunction with critical 21st Century skill
proficiencies and higher order thinking skills will be demonstrated so that all participants gain a deeper understanding of
successful differentiated instructional technology practices.
Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of how to better meet the needs of today’s digital students. They will be able to
create rich lesson plans that embrace diverse learning styles and needs. Online resources will also be shared for practical
application of effective instructional strategies.
Using wikis for collaboration, project based learning and research.
This session will cover the collaborative value of wikis and show examples of how wikis can be used in classroom, and
cross curricular projects. Topics covered will include uses of wikis as a way to implement discussion boards as well as host,
develop and assess project based learning and research. Session will also show other examples of 21st century learning
through projects created with various tech-related tools such as Audacity, PhotoStory, Google Earth, MovieMaker,
Inspiration, etc.
Attendees will be able to set up a wikipage and, after seeing several examples, be able to apply this tool to any content area.
They will know how to set up, monitor and maintain discussion boards for a variety of applications and how to design a
wiki to assist in project based, collaborative learning. Also, although not a primary focus, attendees will be exposed to a
variety of 21st century learning tools as well as ways to differentiate via project based assignments.
*Note, please sign up for a wikispaces.com account before attending this session.
Digital Responsibility in the 21st Century Classroom
Copyright, Fair Use and the Creative Commons can be confusing to navigate these days!
This session will get participants thinking about copyright and fair use through scenario
question and answers. Following the conversation, presenters will discuss the four-prong
test for determining fair use, with a focus on transformative use. With copyright and fair
use in mind, participants will explore creative commons resources for images, audio, &
video.
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Participants will evaluate classroom situations for adherence to fair use guidelines.
Participants will discover and discuss online sources for media that are appropriate for
use in the classroom.
Participants will feel confident in their ability to explain copyright and fair use.
Participants will compare and contrast the NETS*S Digital Citizenship strand and
the NETS*T Digital Citizenship and Responsibility strand.
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Essential Questions
Essential Questions is a concept not only for developing a learning unit, but for challenging the conventional classroom.
We begin by asking essential questions of ourselves: What do we really want our students to learn? Why do we want
students to learn those skills or that content, and how do people learn the specific skills? The "essential questions"
approach enables students to become more meta-cognitive about their own learning styles and learn how to craft their
own essential questions. This session will explore the application of essential questions to the modern classroom.
Attendees will be able to define Essential Questions.
Attendees will be able to write Essential Questions.
Attendees will see the connection between Essential Questions and learning.
Seven Deadly Assumptions
This session will look at inaccurate assumptions made by teachers and coaches. This discussion-oriented presentation
will prepare coaches for working with teachers and their use of technology.
Attendees will be able to identify ways to encourage their teachers to integrate the technology as a tool to increase student
learning. Coaches will also identify the need to develop a plan for introducing new technologies to teachers so that it is
about using the technology within a lesson rather than teaching how to use the technology.
The Power of an Image
This session will reinforce the concept that using just 1 image can greatly enhance a lesson. Using an image also requires
only a small change in lesson planning and no bandwidth, so it is a great tool for reluctant users.
Attendees will be able to interpret, understand and appreciate the meaning of visual material both in usage and
production.
Critical to Your Success: Your Librarian
One of the things that we have found to be very important is how powerful and important an effective coach-high school
librarian partnership is to the success of Classrooms for the Future program. We will highlight the partnership we have for
supporting teachers in CFF classrooms and how we have worked out the responsibilities we share. We will share
resources, professional development, and examples of student work.
Attendees will have an appreciation for the importance of working with the school librarian.
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Pittsburgh
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Breakout Session
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21 Century Skills Channel-neTrekker’s Key to
21C
- Kevin Connor, AIU#3
Google Me! Using Google Tools for Collaboration
in the Classroom
- Melissa Fedigan, Punxutawney HS
History Tours & Touring with Google Earth
- Paul Bodura, Quaker Valley HS
PhotoStory: A Cross Curricular Tool for All
- Danielle Schopf Czegan
- Adele Weitz, Riverview HS
United Streaming: More than a VCR
- Stevie Kline, IU#1
Wiki Widgets
- Mike Baker, Altoona HS
Surviving Your 1st Year- How to Finish Upstream
When Swimming Against the Current
- Brian Stamford, Gateway HS
Friday, October 17, 2008
Breakout Session
Digital Responsibility in the 21st Century
Classroom
- Kevin Connor, AIU#3
Essential Questions
- Michele Piatt, Charleroi HS
Put Your Classroom On a 21st Century DI-IT!
- Jessica Kos, Pittsburgh City SD
7 Deadly Assumptions
- Jeannete Black, Penn Cambria HS
The Power of an Image
- Stevie Kline, IU#1
Using Wikis for Collaboration, Project Based
Learning, & Research
- Andrew Halter, Hampton Township HS
Critical to Your Success: Your Librarian
- Pam Stevens, Kim Crotty, Fairview HS
- Joyce Valenza, Ken Rodoff, Springfield TWP HS
Room
Bloomfield
Birmingham
Smithfield
Westinghouse
Liberty
Sewickley
Glenwood
Room
Glenwood
Liberty
Sewickley
Westinghouse
Smithfield
Bloomfield
Birmingham
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New Cumberland
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Breakout Session
st
21 Century Skills Channel-neTrekker’s Key to 21C
- Janet Dubble, IU#13
Google Me! Using Google Tools for Collaboration
in the Classroom
- Michelle Krill, South Western HS
History Tours & Touring with Google Earth
- Ben Louey, South Western HS
PhotoStory: A Cross Curricular Tool for All
- Kelli Murphy, Gettysburg HS
United Streaming: More than a VCR
- Darcy Goshorn, East Pennsboro HS
Wiki Widgets
- Aly Tapp, York Suburban HS
Surviving Your 1st Year- How to Finish Upstream
When Swimming Against the Current
- Marge Runkle, York School of Technology
Friday, October 17, 2008
Breakout Session
Digital Responsibility in the 21st Century Classroom
- Michelle Krill, South Western HS
Essential Questions
- Karen Sipe, Conewago HS
Put Your Classroom On a 21st Century DI-IT!
- Cheryl Capozzoli, IU#15
7 Deadly Assumptions
- Chris Smith, Conestoga Valley HS
The Power of an Image
- Ann Johnston, IU #12
Using Wikis for Collaboration, Project Based
Learning, & Research
- Samantha Smith, Red Lion Area HS
- Aly Tapp, York Suburban HS
Critical to Your Success: Your Librarian
- Pam Stevens, Kim Crotty, Fairview HS
- Joyce Valenza, Ken Rodoff, Springfield TWP HS
Room
Board Room
Keystone B
Harrisburg East
Fairview
Harrisburg West
State Room
Susquehanna
Room
PA Ballroom
Board Room
State Room
Harrisburg East
Harrisburg West
Fairview
Susquehanna
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Harrisburg West
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Breakout Session
st
21 Century Skills Channel-neTrekker’s Key to
21C
- Rob Lipton, IU#14
Google Me! Using Google Tools for
Collaboration in the Classroom
- Ty Yost, Mountain View HS
History Tours & Touring with Google Earth
- Jason Heiser, Selinsgrove HS
- Ian McCoog, Southern Columbia HS
PhotoStory: A Cross Curricular Tool for All
- Debra Krah, Montgomery Area HS
- Patty Smith, Montrose Area HS
- Mary Ann Cole, Sayre HS
United Streaming: More than a VCR
- Debra Vincenti-Lindner, Sullivan County HS
Wiki Widgets
- Lori Sheldon, Wayne Highlands HS
Surviving Your 1st Year- How to Finish Upstream
When Swimming Against the Current
- Mary Hopple, Jersey Shore HS
Friday, October 17, 2008
Breakout Session
Digital Responsibility in the 21st Century
Classroom
- Ann Kieser-Edler, Southern Tioga
Essential Questions
- Ralph Maltese, PDE Coach Mentor
Put Your Classroom On a 21st Century DI-IT!
- Evelyn Wassel, IU#29
7 Deadly Assumptions
- Heather Ryder, Midd-west
The Power of an Image
- Ian McCoog, Southern Columbia HS
Using Wikis for Collaboration, Project Based
Learning, & Research
- Jenny Quinn, Danville HS
Critical to Your Success: Your Librarian
- Pam Stevens, Kim Crotty, Fairview HS
- Joyce Valenza, Ken Rodoff, Springfield Twp HS
Room
A Room: upper level
B Room: upper level
Hampden: lower level
Carlisle: lower level
D Room: upper level
C room: upper level
Terrace: main level
Room
Terrace: main level
A Room: upper level
B Room: upper level
C Room: upper level
Carlisle: lower level
D Room: upper level
Hampden: lower level
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Valley Forge
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Breakout Session
21st Century Skills Channel-neTrekker’s Key to 21C
- Yvonne Holman, IU#23
Google Me! Using Google Tools for Collaboration in
the Classroom
- Kristin Hokanson, Upper Merion HS
History Tours & Touring with Google Earth
- Rob Nelson, Springfield HS
PhotoStory: A Cross Curricular Tool for All
- Joe Martin, East Stroudsburg
- Brooke Langen, East Stroudsburg
United Streaming: More than a VCR
- Anne Bender, Northwest Lehigh HS
Wiki Widgets
- Diane Krausse, Wissahickon HS
Surviving Your 1st Year- How to Finish Upstream
When Swimming Against the Current
- Joe Skubis, Bristol Borough HS
Friday, October 17, 2008
Breakout Session
Digital Responsibility in the 21st Century Classroom
- Kristin Hokanson, Upper Merion HS
Essential Questions
- Heather Snyder, Bucks County Technical School
- Kim Worrell, Morrisville Borough HS
Put Your Classroom On a 21st Century DI-IT!
- Bill Dolton, Lower Merion SD
7 Deadly Assumptions
- Jerome Joyce, Colonial HS
The Power of an Image
- Yvonne Holman, IU#23
Using Wikis for Collaboration, Project Based
Learning, & Research
- Ted Schmittel, Easton Area HS
Critical to Your Success: Your Librarian
- Pam Stevens, Kim Crotty, Fairview HS
- Joyce Valenza, Ken Rodoff, Springfield Twp HS
Room
Liberty
Quaker
Mt. Davis
Conestoga
Hemlock
Keystone
Buchanan
Room
Ross/Jeff/Han
Liberty
Quaker
Franklin
Adams
Mt. Davis
Conestoga
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