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Monday, June 1
 

8:30am

Check-in/Registration & Coffee
Check in with Meredith Pippin to get your goodies! This is also a chance to grab a light breakfast provided by AKTEACH.

Volunteers
CG

Candice Griswold

Administrative Assistant, AKTEACH
MP

Meredith Pippin

Administrative Assistant, AKTEACH
Meredith Pippin will be working with student interns to assist everyone with check-in, registration (if needed), and distribution of tote bags. You will want to check in to get your tote bags with goodies!

Monday June 1, 2015 8:30am - 9:00am
Bear's Den, A119 Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

9:00am

Welcome, & Keynote with David & Natalie
Join us for light snacks, a welcome from AKTEACH, and the feature keynote speakers. 

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Nicole Fuerst

Nicole Fuerst

Event Coordinator, AKTEACH
Event coordinator.
PJ

Phillip Johnson

AKTEACH Director, AKTEACH


Monday June 1, 2015 9:00am - 10:30am
Kodiak High School, Choral Pod 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK 99615

10:00am

Day 1 Morning Stand: America Bridge Project Planning
  1. Ron Fortunato of Trillium Learning will be conducting a strand on The America Bridge Project projects. This is an opportunity for all America Bridge Project participants to get together to network and plan out project implementation on projects such as: GEFS (global earthquake forecasting sensors), UAS (unmanned aerial systems/vehicles) in the capacity of mapping tsunami debris and terrain mapping, and the nano-agriculture project. Join Ron and other America Bridge Project participants to prepare for fall implementation of projects. There are elementary, middle, and high school teachers participating in this project and it would be a way for them to get some intense guidance from Ron to plan for the fall, it would also be a way for them to connect with other America Bridge Project participants statewide.


Speakers
avatar for Ron Fortunato

Ron Fortunato

President, Trillium Learning
Ron Fortunato
US McAuliffe Educator; NASA Space Ambassador; and President, Trillium Learning Ron Fortunato is a pioneer and innovator in the development and implementation of educational technology. He is one of the original five Christa McAuliffe Educators in the USA selected by the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, as well as a NASA Space Ambassador. Ron is the president of Trillium Learning. His current activities include... Read More →


Monday June 1, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
A125, Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay, Kodiak, AK 99615

10:00am

Day 1 Morning Strand: Storytelling & Creating Engaging Presentations
Sally Eberhart, an Alaska Apple Trainer, will be joining us to train educators on the use of Keynote, ibooks, and iMovie. Please note that Sally’s session will go from June 1st to June 3rd. (One day longer than the rest of the conference) Sally’s focus will be on being an engaging presenter and storyteller. This is a session that could be of a benefit to educators focused on multimedia production and storytelling through digital means.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Eberhart

Sally Eberhart

Senior Professional Learning Specialist, Apple, Inc.
Sally Eberhart is a Senior Specialist with Apple Professional Learning.


Monday June 1, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
A126, Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

10:00am

Day 1 Morning Strand: Edgenuity & Blended Learning
Crystal Thomas of AKTEACH will be leading a workshop on using Edgenuity and how to teach in a blended learning environment. As AKTEACH's 9-12 Homeschool and Correspondence Coordinator, Crystal has gained a lot of experience as an Edgenuity and blended learning instructor. Prior to joining the AKTEACH team, Crystal taught for KIBSD as a virtual English teacher.  During her 18 years of experience as an Alaskan educator, Crystal Thomas has worked in both rural and town settings. Crystal brings her experience and expertise to this workshop as she guides attendees through how to effectively use Edgenuity, how to apply Edgenuity course tools to help students better manage work flow, how to teach in a blended learning environment, and how to coach virtual/distance learning students in blended learning experiences.

Speakers

Monday June 1, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
A128, Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

10:00am

Day 1 Morning Strand: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles & UPWARD BOUND

What could be more academically engaging and motivational to a student then building and flying their own quadcopter? Building a small Unmanned Aerial System Vehicle (UAV) students of all interests and abilities will learn all about the components of a quadcopter and progress through STEM (or STEAM, depending on your creativity) lessons by working through an eight stage challenging, which include, flying with a camera, heavy object lift, efficient flight, and agility through an obstacle course.


Brett Falke of HoverLabs, John Monahan, Director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Modern Blanket Toss UAV project, Pam Lloyd from GCI, School Access, and students familiar with the project, will expertly guide participants through the building and flying of their own copter. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands on STEM project that was design, distance-tested and debugged first-hand in rural Alaska communities.


Speakers
avatar for Pam Lloyd

Pam Lloyd

Senior Director, GCI SchoolAccess
Dr. Pam Lloyd is the Senior Director for GCI SchoolAccess, the K-12 vertical market within General Communications, Inc. (GCI), the largest telecommunications company in Alaska. Founded in 1979, GCI introduced long-distance competition to Alaska and has since grown to be one of the nation’s premier integrated telecommunication providers. GCI provides Internet services over company owned facilities including cable, fiber, microwave, and... Read More →


Monday June 1, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
A101, Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

10:00am

Day 1 Morning Strand: Hack Your Notebook
Limited Capacity filling up

Natalie Freed is a robotics and computer science teacher at Lick-Wilmerding High School. A passionate maker and designer, Natalie's website demonstrates her leadership in supporting ways to help kids create. David Cole is joining us from NEXMAP. As a former English/Language Arts teacher, he works with organizations such as the National Writing Project, to help content area teachers understand ways to integrate notebook hacking into their classrooms. David Cole will be leading the Paper Circuitry Workshop with Natalie Freed.  This dynamic duo will lead attendees through the basics of building circuits in notebooks all the way up to introducing how to code/program circuits.  Attendees of this workshop will receive a classroom size circuitry kit to begin integration in the fall. Natalie Freed and David Cole are also our keynote speakers and have the honor of being our conference feature workshop presenters.


Monday June 1, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Kodiak High School, A 127 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

12:00pm

Lunch provided by AKTEACH
Come socialize and enjoy a great free lunch!

Sponsors
avatar for AKTEACH

AKTEACH

AKTEACH


Monday June 1, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bear's Den, A119 Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

1:00pm

Day 1 Afternoon Strand: America Bridge Project Planning
Join Ron Fortunato and other America Bridge Project participants to develop a network focused on the GEFS project, the Nano-agriculture project, the UAS project, and more.  By working with Ron and connecting with other project participants across the state your team can plan for implementation, project extension, and do some problem solving. Ron Fortunato is a pioneer and innovator in the development and implementation of educational technology. He is one of the original five Christa McAuliffe Educators in the USA selected by the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, and a NASA Space Ambassador for the United States. His understanding of teaching and learning processes, real world project-based learning and program implementation enable him to design and produce effective academic and business training solutions. A best-in-practice exemplary teacher, Ron is a national and international keynote speaker on the development of 21st Century learning environments. Ron is President of Trillium Learning, and his current activities include the development of international, collaborative, performance-based learning projects and professional development services for Asian, U.S. K- 12 and university markets.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Fortunato

Ron Fortunato

President, Trillium Learning
Ron Fortunato
US McAuliffe Educator; NASA Space Ambassador; and President, Trillium Learning Ron Fortunato is a pioneer and innovator in the development and implementation of educational technology. He is one of the original five Christa McAuliffe Educators in the USA selected by the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, as well as a NASA Space Ambassador. Ron is the president of Trillium Learning. His current activities include... Read More →


Monday June 1, 2015 1:00pm - 3:30pm
A125, Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay, Kodiak, AK 99615

1:00pm

Day 1 Afternoon Strand: Storytelling & Creating Engaging Presentations
Tired of instructional presentations that leave your audience snoozing or off task?  Join Apple Trainer, Sally Eberhart, as she guides Macbook users through how to create presentations with keynote, how to create ibooks, and stay for an optional third day of training to create powerful instructional videos.  Learn tips and tricks for engaging audiences for those times when you have to present!  Bring your laptop and be ready to create! Sally Eberhart is a Senior Specialist with Apple Professional Development and is the Lead for Alaska and Hawaii. She manages a team of Alaska-based educators working with the AASB Consortium for Digital Learning, who travel across the state working with teachers and students in many Alaskan school districts. Prior to joining Apple Professional Development in 2006, Sally worked in the Anchorage School District for 27 years as an elementary teacher and later a member of the district Instructional Technology Department. She has taught technology classes for educators at University of Alaska and is a former board member of ASTE. 

Speakers
avatar for Sally Eberhart

Sally Eberhart

Senior Professional Learning Specialist, Apple, Inc.
Sally Eberhart is a Senior Specialist with Apple Professional Learning.


Monday June 1, 2015 1:00pm - 3:30pm
A126, Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

1:00pm

Day 1 Afternoon Strand: Edgenuity & Blended Learning
AKTEACH’s own Crystal Thomas will provide training on Edgenuity and how to coach and teach in the blended learning environment. Crystal will guide educators through the basics of using Edgenuity effectively and then provide training on coaching and teaching students in the blended learning environment.

Speakers

Monday June 1, 2015 1:00pm - 3:30pm
A128, Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

1:00pm

Day 1 Afternoon Strand: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles & UPWARD Bound
Join Dr. Pam Lloyd and the presentation team as they guide teachers through the basics of building a UAV and explore how to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles into your virtual classroom. Prior to joining GCI, Pam worked with the Anchorage School District (ASD) for 15 years. As ASD's K-12 Instructional Technology Coordinator, Pam provided technology support, resources, and opportunities for teachers and students in 103 schools. In her tenure as an administrator with ASD, Pam led the Technology Teacher Leader program at ASD She also spent a significant amount of time in the classroom as an elementary teacher and as a middle school technology coordinator, where she gained a hands-on understanding of the technology needs of students and educators.

Pam currently serves in a number of leadership positions with industry groups including the Chairman of the Board for the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), including the SIG 1:1, SIG-IVC, and SIG-OL, She is on the board of directors for the United States Academic Decathlon, President of the Alaska Academic Decathlon, and past-president of the Alaska Society for Technology in Education (ASTE). Pam is a winner of the ISTE President's Volunteer Service Award.

What could be more academically engaging and motivational to a student then building and flying their own quadcopter? Building  a small Unmanned Aerial System Vehicle (UAV) students of all interests and abilities will learn all about the components of a quadcopter and progress through STEM (or STEAM, depending on your creativity) lessons by working through an eight stage challenging, which include,  flying with a camera, heavy object lift, efficient flight, and agility through an obstacle course.

 

Brett Falke of HoverLabs, John Monahan, Director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Modern Blanket Toss UAV project, Pam Lloyd from GCI, School Access, and students familiar with the project, will expertly guide participants through the building and flying of their own copter. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands on STEM project that was design, distance-tested and debugged first-hand in rural Alaska communities.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Lloyd

Pam Lloyd

Senior Director, GCI SchoolAccess
Dr. Pam Lloyd is the Senior Director for GCI SchoolAccess, the K-12 vertical market within General Communications, Inc. (GCI), the largest telecommunications company in Alaska. Founded in 1979, GCI introduced long-distance competition to Alaska and has since grown to be one of the nation’s premier integrated telecommunication providers. GCI provides Internet services over company owned facilities including cable, fiber, microwave, and... Read More →


Monday June 1, 2015 1:00pm - 3:30pm
A101, Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

1:00pm

Day 1 Afternoon Strand: Hack Your Notebook
Limited Capacity filling up

Our feature keynote speakers and feature workshop presenters are David Cole and Natalie Freed of NEXMAP. They will be speaking about maker culture and presenting/guiding a workshop on paper circuitry. They will take participants from the basics of circuitry all the way up to programming/coding circuits. The exciting part about this experience is that it will be done using sticker circuits and sensors designed for the regular paper notebook. The nice thing about this session is that the presenters will help educators of any content area integrate notebook hacking (paper circuitry) into their classrooms. Even upper elementary teachers may want to consider this strand. School librarians may also find this experience useful and could use it as a way to help classroom teachers integrate creative research and storytelling in the classroom. Participants in this strand will walk away with a kit of supplies worth around $600.00 to begin paper circuitry with students in the fall. If you would like more information on paper circuitry check out:http://chibitronics.com/ and Natalie Freed’s blog:http://www.nataliefreed.com/latest/


Monday June 1, 2015 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Kodiak High School, A 127 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

3:45pm

Day 1 Round Table Discussions: America Bridge Project
Take this opportunity to sit down with Ron Fortunato and discuss the many projects that are folded into the larger America Bridge Project.  Discuss Global Earthquake Forecasting, Unmanned Aerial systems, Nano-agriculture, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Fortunato

Ron Fortunato

President, Trillium Learning
Ron Fortunato
US McAuliffe Educator; NASA Space Ambassador; and President, Trillium Learning Ron Fortunato is a pioneer and innovator in the development and implementation of educational technology. He is one of the original five Christa McAuliffe Educators in the USA selected by the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, as well as a NASA Space Ambassador. Ron is the president of Trillium Learning. His current activities include... Read More →


Monday June 1, 2015 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Kodiak High School Library, 2nd Floor 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK

3:45pm

Day 1 Round Table Discussions: Storytelling & Engaging Presentations
Even if you haven't had the chance to attend Sally's session, you can sit down with her and ask her questions about the Mac tools available to become a creative storyteller and more engaging presenter.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Eberhart

Sally Eberhart

Senior Professional Learning Specialist, Apple, Inc.
Sally Eberhart is a Senior Specialist with Apple Professional Learning.


Monday June 1, 2015 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Kodiak High School Library, 2nd Floor 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK

3:45pm

Day 1 Round Table Discussions: Blended Learning
Even if you haven't had a chance to attend Crystal's session, you can sit down with her and talk about Edgenuity and teaching/learning/coaching in the blended and distance environment.

Speakers

Monday June 1, 2015 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Kodiak High School Library, 2nd Floor 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK

3:45pm

Day 1 Round Table Discussions: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Even if you haven't attended the session on building your own unmanned aerial vehicles, you have the chance to sit down with the presentation team and discuss how to build a quadcopter.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Lloyd

Pam Lloyd

Senior Director, GCI SchoolAccess
Dr. Pam Lloyd is the Senior Director for GCI SchoolAccess, the K-12 vertical market within General Communications, Inc. (GCI), the largest telecommunications company in Alaska. Founded in 1979, GCI introduced long-distance competition to Alaska and has since grown to be one of the nation’s premier integrated telecommunication providers. GCI provides Internet services over company owned facilities including cable, fiber, microwave, and... Read More →


Monday June 1, 2015 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Kodiak High School Library, 2nd Floor 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK

3:45pm

Day 1 Round Table Discussions: Paper Circuitry
Even if you haven't attended David and Natalie's workshop, you've got the chance to sit down with them and discuss paper circuitry and learn about how paper circuitry is being implemented in the classroom, in libraries, and community centers across the nation.


Monday June 1, 2015 3:45pm - 4:15pm
Kodiak High School Library, 2nd Floor 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK

4:15pm

Day 1 Wrap-up
Quick wrap up of the first day and an arrangement for rides.  

Sponsors
avatar for Nicole Fuerst

Nicole Fuerst

Event Coordinator, AKTEACH
Event coordinator.


Monday June 1, 2015 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Kodiak High School Library, 2nd Floor 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK

7:00pm

Croquet at the Cafe
Join members of the AKTEACH team at our downtown office for croquet, snacks, and iced tea.  This is a chance to socialize, network, and have a little competitive fun. The office is a short 7-min walk from the Kodiak Inn.

Monday June 1, 2015 7:00pm - 8:00pm
TBA
 
Tuesday, June 2
 

8:30am

Day 2 Check-in & Coffee
Stop by and see the AKTEACH team in the Bear's Den for a light breakfast and a cup of coffee. 

Volunteers
MP

Meredith Pippin

Administrative Assistant, AKTEACH
Meredith Pippin will be working with student interns to assist everyone with check-in, registration (if needed), and distribution of tote bags. You will want to check in to get your tote bags with goodies!

Tuesday June 2, 2015 8:30am - 9:00am
Bear's Den, A119 Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

9:00am

Day 2 Morning Strand: America Bridge Project Planning
Ron Fortunato of Trillium Learning will be conducting a strand on The America Bridge Project projects. This is an opportunity for all America Bridge Project participants to get together to network and plan out project implementation on projects such as: GEFS (global earthquake forecasting sensors), UAS (unmanned aerial systems/vehicles) in the capacity of mapping tsunami debris and terrain mapping, and the nano-agriculture project. Join Ron and other America Bridge Project participants to prepare for fall implementation of projects. There are elementary, middle, and high school teachers participating in this project and it would be a way for them to get some intense guidance from Ron to plan for the fall, it would also be a way for them to connect with other America Bridge Project participants statewide.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Fortunato

Ron Fortunato

President, Trillium Learning
Ron Fortunato
US McAuliffe Educator; NASA Space Ambassador; and President, Trillium Learning Ron Fortunato is a pioneer and innovator in the development and implementation of educational technology. He is one of the original five Christa McAuliffe Educators in the USA selected by the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, as well as a NASA Space Ambassador. Ron is the president of Trillium Learning. His current activities include... Read More →


Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Kodiak High School, A 125 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK

9:00am

Day 2 Morning Strand: Storytelling & Creating Engaging Presentations
Tired of instructional presentations that leave your audience snoozing or off task?  Join Apple Trainer, Sally Eberhart, as she guides Macbook users through how to create presentations with keynote, how to create ibooks, and stay for an optional third day of training to create powerful instructional videos.  Learn tips and tricks for engaging audiences for those times when you have to present!  Bring your laptop and be ready to create! Sally Eberhart is a Senior Specialist with Apple Professional Development and is the Lead for Alaska and Hawaii. She manages a team of Alaska-based educators working with the AASB Consortium for Digital Learning, who travel across the state working with teachers and students in many Alaskan school districts. Prior to joining Apple Professional Development in 2006, Sally worked in the Anchorage School District for 27 years as an elementary teacher and later a member of the district Instructional Technology Department. She has taught technology classes for educators at University of Alaska and is a former board member of ASTE. 

Speakers
avatar for Sally Eberhart

Sally Eberhart

Senior Professional Learning Specialist, Apple, Inc.
Sally Eberhart is a Senior Specialist with Apple Professional Learning.


Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
A126, Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

9:00am

Day 2 Morning Strand: Edgenuity & Blended Learning
AKTEACH’s own Crystal Thomas will provide training on Edgenuity and how to coach and teach in the blended learning environment. Crystal will guide educators through the basics of using Edgenuity effectively and then provide training on coaching and teaching students in the blended learning environment.

Speakers

Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
A128, Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

9:00am

Day 2 Morning Strand: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Join Dr. Pam Lloyd and the presentation team as they guide teachers through the basics of building a UAV and explore how to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles into your virtual classroom. Prior to joining GCI, Pam worked with the Anchorage School District (ASD) for 15 years. As ASD's K-12 Instructional Technology Coordinator, Pam provided technology support, resources, and opportunities for teachers and students in 103 schools. In her tenure as an administrator with ASD, Pam led the Technology Teacher Leader program at ASD She also spent a significant amount of time in the classroom as an elementary teacher and as a middle school technology coordinator, where she gained a hands-on understanding of the technology needs of students and educators.

Pam currently serves in a number of leadership positions with industry groups including the Chairman of the Board for the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), including the SIG 1:1, SIG-IVC, and SIG-OL, She is on the board of directors for the United States Academic Decathlon, President of the Alaska Academic Decathlon, and past-president of the Alaska Society for Technology in Education (ASTE). Pam is a winner of the ISTE President's Volunteer Service Award.

What could be more academically engaging and motivational to a student then building and flying their own quadcopter? Building  a small Unmanned Aerial System Vehicle (UAV) students of all interests and abilities will learn all about the components of a quadcopter and progress through STEM (or STEAM, depending on your creativity) lessons by working through an eight stage challenging, which include,  flying with a camera, heavy object lift, efficient flight, and agility through an obstacle course.

 

Brett Falke of HoverLabs, John Monahan, Director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Modern Blanket Toss UAV project, Pam Lloyd from GCI, School Access, and students familiar with the project, will expertly guide participants through the building and flying of their own copter. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands on STEM project that was design, distance-tested and debugged first-hand in rural Alaska communities.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Lloyd

Pam Lloyd

Senior Director, GCI SchoolAccess
Dr. Pam Lloyd is the Senior Director for GCI SchoolAccess, the K-12 vertical market within General Communications, Inc. (GCI), the largest telecommunications company in Alaska. Founded in 1979, GCI introduced long-distance competition to Alaska and has since grown to be one of the nation’s premier integrated telecommunication providers. GCI provides Internet services over company owned facilities including cable, fiber, microwave, and... Read More →


Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
A101, Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

9:00am

Day 2 Morning Strand: Hack Your Notebook
Limited Capacity filling up

Our feature keynote speakers and feature workshop presenters are David Cole and Natalie Freed of NEXMAP. They will be speaking about maker culture and presenting/guiding a workshop on paper circuitry. They will take participants from the basics of circuitry all the way up to programming/coding circuits. The exciting part about this experience is that it will be done using sticker circuits and sensors designed for the regular paper notebook. The nice thing about this session is that the presenters will help educators of any content area integrate notebook hacking (paper circuitry) into their classrooms. Even upper elementary teachers may want to consider this strand (grade 4 and up). School librarians may also find this experience useful and could use it as a way to help classroom teachers integrate creative research and storytelling in the classroom. Participants in this strand will walk away with a kit of supplies worth around $600.00 to begin paper circuitry with students in the fall. If you would like more information on paper circuitry check out:http://chibitronics.com/ and Natalie Freed’s blog:http://www.nataliefreed.com/latest/


Tuesday June 2, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
Kodiak High School, A 127 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

12:00pm

Lunch Provided by AKTEACH
Grab a sub sandwich and enjoy the opportunity to network/visit with other conference attendees.

Volunteers
MP

Meredith Pippin

Administrative Assistant, AKTEACH
Meredith Pippin will be working with student interns to assist everyone with check-in, registration (if needed), and distribution of tote bags. You will want to check in to get your tote bags with goodies!

Tuesday June 2, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Bear's Den, A119 Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

1:00pm

Day 2 Afternoon Strand: America Bridge Project Planning
Join Ron Fortunato and other America Bridge Project participants to develop a network focused on the GEFS project, the Nano-agriculture project, the UAS project, and more.  By working with Ron and connecting with other project participants across the state your team can plan for implementation, project extension, and do some problem solving. Ron Fortunato is a pioneer and innovator in the development and implementation of educational technology. He is one of the original five Christa McAuliffe Educators in the USA selected by the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, and a NASA Space Ambassador for the United States. His understanding of teaching and learning processes, real world project-based learning and program implementation enable him to design and produce effective academic and business training solutions. A best-in-practice exemplary teacher, Ron is a national and international keynote speaker on the development of 21st Century learning environments. Ron is President of Trillium Learning, and his current activities include the development of international, collaborative, performance-based learning projects and professional development services for Asian, U.S. K- 12 and university markets.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Fortunato

Ron Fortunato

President, Trillium Learning
Ron Fortunato
US McAuliffe Educator; NASA Space Ambassador; and President, Trillium Learning Ron Fortunato is a pioneer and innovator in the development and implementation of educational technology. He is one of the original five Christa McAuliffe Educators in the USA selected by the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, as well as a NASA Space Ambassador. Ron is the president of Trillium Learning. His current activities include... Read More →


Tuesday June 2, 2015 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Kodiak High School, A 125 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK

1:00pm

Day 2 Afternoon Strand: Storytelling & Creating Engaging Presentations
Tired of instructional presentations that leave your audience snoozing or off task?  Join Apple Trainer, Sally Eberhart, as she guides Macbook users through how to create presentations with keynote, how to create ibooks, and stay for an optional third day of training to create powerful instructional videos.  Learn tips and tricks for engaging audiences for those times when you have to present!  Bring your laptop and be ready to create! Sally Eberhart is a Senior Specialist with Apple Professional Development and is the Lead for Alaska and Hawaii. She manages a team of Alaska-based educators working with the AASB Consortium for Digital Learning, who travel across the state working with teachers and students in many Alaskan school districts. Prior to joining Apple Professional Development in 2006, Sally worked in the Anchorage School District for 27 years as an elementary teacher and later a member of the district Instructional Technology Department. She has taught technology classes for educators at University of Alaska and is a former board member of ASTE. 

Speakers
avatar for Sally Eberhart

Sally Eberhart

Senior Professional Learning Specialist, Apple, Inc.
Sally Eberhart is a Senior Specialist with Apple Professional Learning.


Tuesday June 2, 2015 1:00pm - 3:30pm
A126, Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

1:00pm

Day 2 Afternoon Strand: Edgenuity & Blended Learning
Crystal Thomas of AKTEACH will be leading a workshop on using Edgenuity and how to teach in a blended learning environment. As AKTEACH's 9-12 Homeschool and Correspondence Coordinator, Crystal has gained a lot of experience as an Edgenuity and blended learning instructor. Prior to joining the AKTEACH team, Crystal taught for KIBSD as a virtual English teacher.  During her 18 years of experience as an Alaskan educator, Crystal Thomas has worked in both rural and town settings. Crystal brings her experience and expertise to this workshop as she guides attendees through how to effectively use Edgenuity, how to apply Edgenuity course tools to help students better manage work flow, how to teach in a blended learning environment, and how to coach virtual/distance learning students in blended learning experiences.

Speakers

Tuesday June 2, 2015 1:00pm - 3:30pm
A128, Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

1:00pm

Day 2 Afternoon Strand:Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Join Dr. Pam Lloyd and the presentation team as they guide teachers through the basics of building a UAV and explore how to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles into your virtual classroom. Prior to joining GCI, Pam worked with the Anchorage School District (ASD) for 15 years. As ASD's K-12 Instructional Technology Coordinator, Pam provided technology support, resources, and opportunities for teachers and students in 103 schools. In her tenure as an administrator with ASD, Pam led the Technology Teacher Leader program at ASD She also spent a significant amount of time in the classroom as an elementary teacher and as a middle school technology coordinator, where she gained a hands-on understanding of the technology needs of students and educators.

Pam currently serves in a number of leadership positions with industry groups including the Chairman of the Board for the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC), the International Society of Technology in Education (ISTE), including the SIG 1:1, SIG-IVC, and SIG-OL, She is on the board of directors for the United States Academic Decathlon, President of the Alaska Academic Decathlon, and past-president of the Alaska Society for Technology in Education (ASTE). Pam is a winner of the ISTE President's Volunteer Service Award.

What could be more academically engaging and motivational to a student then building and flying their own quadcopter? Building  a small Unmanned Aerial System Vehicle (UAV) students of all interests and abilities will learn all about the components of a quadcopter and progress through STEM (or STEAM, depending on your creativity) lessons by working through an eight stage challenging, which include,  flying with a camera, heavy object lift, efficient flight, and agility through an obstacle course.

 

Brett Falke of HoverLabs, John Monahan, Director of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, Modern Blanket Toss UAV project, Pam Lloyd from GCI, School Access, and students familiar with the project, will expertly guide participants through the building and flying of their own copter. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in hands on STEM project that was design, distance-tested and debugged first-hand in rural Alaska communities.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Lloyd

Pam Lloyd

Senior Director, GCI SchoolAccess
Dr. Pam Lloyd is the Senior Director for GCI SchoolAccess, the K-12 vertical market within General Communications, Inc. (GCI), the largest telecommunications company in Alaska. Founded in 1979, GCI introduced long-distance competition to Alaska and has since grown to be one of the nation’s premier integrated telecommunication providers. GCI provides Internet services over company owned facilities including cable, fiber, microwave, and... Read More →


Tuesday June 2, 2015 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Kodiak High School, A101 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK

1:00pm

Day 2 Afternoon Strand: Hack Your Notebook
Limited Capacity full

Our feature keynote speakers and feature workshop presenters are David Cole and Natalie Freed of NEXMAP. They will be speaking about maker culture and presenting/guiding a workshop on paper circuitry. They will take participants from the basics of circuitry all the way up to programming/coding circuits. The exciting part about this experience is that it will be done using sticker circuits and sensors designed for the regular paper notebook. The nice thing about this session is that the presenters will help educators of any content area integrate notebook hacking (paper circuitry) into their classrooms. Even upper elementary teachers may want to consider this strand (grade 4 and up). School librarians may also find this experience useful and could use it as a way to help classroom teachers integrate creative research and storytelling in the classroom. Participants in this strand will walk away with a kit of supplies worth around $600.00 to begin paper circuitry with students in the fall. If you would like more information on paper circuitry check out:http://chibitronics.com/ and Natalie Freed’s blog:http://www.nataliefreed.com/latest/


Tuesday June 2, 2015 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Kodiak High School, A 127 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

3:30pm

Day 2 Round Table Discussions: America Bridge Project
Take this opportunity to network with Ron Fortunato and other America Bridge Project participants.  Learn about Global Earthquake Forecasting, Unmanned Aerial Systems, Nano-agriculture, and more.

Speakers
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Ron Fortunato

President, Trillium Learning
Ron Fortunato
US McAuliffe Educator; NASA Space Ambassador; and President, Trillium Learning Ron Fortunato is a pioneer and innovator in the development and implementation of educational technology. He is one of the original five Christa McAuliffe Educators in the USA selected by the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, as well as a NASA Space Ambassador. Ron is the president of Trillium Learning. His current activities include... Read More →


Tuesday June 2, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Kodiak High School Library, 2nd Floor 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK

3:30pm

Day 2 Round Table Discussions: Storytelling & Creating Engaging Presentations
Take a moment to discuss Mac tools for engaging audiences with Sally Eberhart. You don't have to attend her session to sit at this table and learn more.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Eberhart

Sally Eberhart

Senior Professional Learning Specialist, Apple, Inc.
Sally Eberhart is a Senior Specialist with Apple Professional Learning.


Tuesday June 2, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Kodiak High School Library, 2nd Floor 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK

3:30pm

Day 2 Round Table Discussions: Edgenuity & Blended Learning
Sit down with Crystal Thomas to talk about how to implement Edgenuity and blended learning/teaching/coaching in the physical or distance classroom.

Speakers

Tuesday June 2, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Kodiak High School Library, 2nd Floor 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK

3:30pm

Day 2 Round Table Discussions: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Take a minute to talk to the UPWARD Bound presentation team about building your own quadcopters! Find out how to implement this in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Pam Lloyd

Pam Lloyd

Senior Director, GCI SchoolAccess
Dr. Pam Lloyd is the Senior Director for GCI SchoolAccess, the K-12 vertical market within General Communications, Inc. (GCI), the largest telecommunications company in Alaska. Founded in 1979, GCI introduced long-distance competition to Alaska and has since grown to be one of the nation’s premier integrated telecommunication providers. GCI provides Internet services over company owned facilities including cable, fiber, microwave, and... Read More →


Tuesday June 2, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Kodiak High School Library, 2nd Floor 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK

3:30pm

Day 2 Round Table Discussions: Paper Circuitry
Even if you didn't attend their workshop, take a moment to connect with David and Natalie and find out how paper circuitry can work in your classroom. 


Tuesday June 2, 2015 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Kodiak High School Library, 2nd Floor 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK

4:00pm

Conference Wrap Up
Join us for prize giveaways, closing thoughts, and share your thoughts for making next year even better!

Moderators
avatar for Nicole Fuerst

Nicole Fuerst

Event Coordinator, AKTEACH
Event coordinator.

Tuesday June 2, 2015 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Kodiak High School, Choral Pod 722 Mill Bay Rd., Kodiak, AK 99615
 
Wednesday, June 3
 

9:00am

Day 3 Morning Strand: Storytelling & Creating Engaging Presentations
Sally Eberhart, an Alaska Apple Trainer, will be joining us to train educators on the use of Keynote, ibooks, and iMovie. Please note that Sally’s session will go from June 1st to June 3rd. (One day longer than the rest of the conference) Sally’s focus will be on being an engaging presenter and storyteller. This is a session that could be of a benefit to educators focused on multimedia production and storytelling through digital means.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Eberhart

Sally Eberhart

Senior Professional Learning Specialist, Apple, Inc.
Sally Eberhart is a Senior Specialist with Apple Professional Learning.


Wednesday June 3, 2015 9:00am - 12:00pm
A126, Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615

12:00pm

Lunch on Your Own
As the session is quite small today, we encourage you to get out and see Kodiak's great spots to dine!  Our hospitatlity staff can provide suggestions and directions for lunch spots.

Wednesday June 3, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Day 3 Afternoon Strand: Storytelling & Creating Engaging Presentations
Sally Eberhart, an Alaska Apple Trainer, will be joining us to train educators on the use of Keynote, ibooks, and iMovie. Please note that Sally’s session will go from June 1st to June 3rd. (One day longer than the rest of the conference) Sally’s focus will be on being an engaging presenter and storyteller. This is a session that could be of a benefit to educators focused on multimedia production and storytelling through digital means.

Speakers
avatar for Sally Eberhart

Sally Eberhart

Senior Professional Learning Specialist, Apple, Inc.
Sally Eberhart is a Senior Specialist with Apple Professional Learning.


Wednesday June 3, 2015 1:00pm - 3:30pm
A126, Kodiak High School 722 Mill Bay Rd, Kodiak, AK 99615