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Thursday, May 3

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    Megan Monaghan, Fifth grade English teacher, Sacred Heart Greenwich
    Develop students' skills in understanding the story arc and how the decisions of characters move events of the plot along the arc. Use the coding program Twinery to reimagine, rewrite, and code Roald Dahl's "The Great Mouse Caper," using code to give to characters choice and experience consequences. Next, learn how Virtual Reality can be used to teach close reading skills as students build a scene from their reading to be experienced with VR.
    12:15-12:30- Conference Wrap Up & Giveaways (The White Barn - Sharon Plante)
    Robotics-Minecraft-12:30 Lunch - Conference Ends but the Connections Continue!12:30 Lunch - Conference Ends but the Connections Continue!
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    12:37 pm

Wednesday, May 2

  1. page Innovation Summit 2018 edited ... David Ryan Polgar Following up on questions/concerns raised during Thursday's Keynote, David …
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    David Ryan Polgar
    Following up on questions/concerns raised during Thursday's Keynote, David will lead a deeper conversation around actionable solutions and next steps.
    9:30-10:30 60 minute session (must pre-register/limited # of participants)
    The Art of Discovering Options
    Sarah-Anne Wildgoose, Digital Arts, Technology and Design Department Chair, Pomfret School
    Conduct a hands-on workshop to nurture discovery. Attendees will participate in Rapid Challenges engaging in hands-on activities opening their minds to discover multiple options. I will illustrate how simple hands-on, maker techniques, can be introduced to any high school classroom. These techniques uncover options to solve problems. High school students find it hard to discover options and challenge themselves. Their Inner creativity has been stifled. Their classroom experiences are typically structured so one correct answer solves the problem. The art of discovering options is left behind generating linear thinking students. Life requests more of them. My teaching platform wakes up the inner creativity integrating methods that boost ideation and exploration so students produce opportunities, not just a single option. Using “maker” lessons reach all types of learners. These lessons teach students to explore, create, re-see, discovering alternatives. This teaching method opens pathways for students teaching them an essential life skill.

    9:30-11:00 90 minute session (must pre-register/limited # of participants)
    Enhancing Reading Experiences with Coding and Virtual Reality
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    5:03 am

Monday, April 30

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    3:30-4:15 Open Forum (Session 4) (Various Locations)
    Planned Sessions:
    1:30-2:30 60 minute session (must pre-register/limited # of participants)
    Meet the Microbot: your coding/making genie:
    Rush Hambleton, Academic Technology Integrator, Pine Point School
    Coding is great, but sometimes students want to see their code do things in the tangible world. This breakthrough affordable tech is the best of Arduino, Scratch and the Maker revolution, all packaged for schools. Come see examples of this BBC-created $16-tool microcontroller in action, get some ideas, and share yours, too!

    2:30-3:30 60 minute session (must pre-register/limited # of participants)
    Meaning Learning with technology: The Triple E Way
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    6:40 am

Wednesday, April 25

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    11:30-12:15 - Open Forum (Session 7) (Various Locations)
    Planned Sessions
    9:30 - 10:30
    9:30 - 10:30 60 Minute session (no need to pre-register)
    Moving Digital Citizenship Forward: Where Do We Go From Here?
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    11:30-12:15 - Open Forum (Session 7) (Various Locations)
    Planned Sessions
    9:30 - 10:30
    9:30 - 10:30 60 Minute session (no need to pre-register)
    Moving Digital Citizenship Forward: Where Do We Go From Here?
    David Ryan Polgar
    Following up on questions/concerns raised during Thursday's Keynote, David will lead a deeper conversation around actionable solutions and next steps.

    9:30-10:30 60 minute session (must pre-register/limited # of participants)
    The Art of Discovering Options
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  3. page Innovation Summit 2018 edited ... The CAIS Innovation Summit was created as a time and place for busy educators who are engaging…
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    The CAIS Innovation Summit was created as a time and place for busy educators who are engaging with educational technology to get away from the pressures of school to reconnect with colleagues and professionals and collaborate. The summit focuses on such topics as curriculum integration, new technologies, augmented and virtual reality, and professional development. The relaxed format of the retreat allows conference attendees to form connections and become comfortable with new concepts and ideas to bring back to their work.
    The Guest House is a beautifully renovated country inn on private wooded land, adjacent to a state forest with hiking trails and two neighboring lakes. Conveniently located midway between New York City and Boston, Guest House is easily reachable via major highways or by train. The Guest House is the perfect place to reconnect and rejuvenate! We look forward to seeing you there!
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    innovation of education as the lines best practices and technology move into hands of all educators. education.
    Who should attend?- Academic Technology Coordinators, Technology Integrators, Directors of Technology, Faculty with a leadership roles in or significant users of educational technology.--What is an open forum or "unconference"?What is an open forum or "unconference"?
    Who should attend?- Academic Technology Coordinators, Technology Integrators, Directors of Technology, Faculty with a leadership roles in or significant users of educational technology.--An unconference, according to the Wikipedia entry, is a "conference where the content of the sessions is driven and created by the participants, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by a single organizer, or small group of organizers, in advance." While unconferences are popular (because they provide an excellent, flexible venue for ideas, networking, and participation), they have been around for decades, with the best-known format articulated by Harrison Owen as "Open Space Technology ". For an excellent description of the unconference format, see this Huffington Post article, An "Unconference" for Online Communities.An unconference, according to the Wikipedia entry, is a "conference where the content of the sessions is driven and created by the participants, generally day-by-day during the course of the event, rather than by a single organizer, or small group of organizers, in advance." While unconferences are popular (because they provide an excellent, flexible venue for ideas, networking, and participation), they have been around for decades, with the best-known format articulated by Harrison Owen as "Open Space Technology ". For an excellent description of the unconference format, see this Huffington Post article, An "Unconference" for Online Communities.
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Monday, April 2

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    Nearpod: Interactive presentations, polling and more!
    Lisa Lamont, Director of Innovation, Hopkins School
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    this session.
    1:30-3:00 90 minute session (must pre-register/limited # of participants)
    Tech Crunch
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    9:51 am
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    1:30-2:30 60 minute session (must pre-register/limited # of participants)
    Meet the Microbot: your coding/making genie:
    Rush Hambleton, Academic Technology Integrator, Pine Point School
    Coding is great, but sometimes students want to see their code do things in the tangible world. This breakthrough affordable tech is the best of Arduino, Scratch and the Maker revolution, all packaged for schools. Come see examples of this BBC-created $16-tool microcontroller in action, get some ideas, and share yours, too!
    2:30-3:30 60 minute session (must pre-register/limited # of participants)
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    Triple E Way: Way
    Audrey Onsdorff, Academic Technology Coordinator, Brunswick School

    We have heard of the SAMR and TPACK model, but have heard about the Triple E framework? Based on Dr. Liz Kolb’s book “ Learning First, Technology Second” teachers should be empowered to create authentic learning experiences for their students by implementing effective strategies using technology. Let’s learn about this framework and see how we can transform our teaching practice with the meaningful use of technology!
    3:30-4:30 60 minute session (must pre-register/limited # of participants)
    Nearpod: Interactive presentations, polling and more!
    Lisa Lamont, Director of Innovation, Hopkins School
    Nearpod is an interactive lesson delivery platform that allows you to engage and connect with your students, as well as gain insight into their learning. In this session, you will experience a synchronized lesson designed in Nearpod that features online simulations, virtual field trips, real-time feedback and more! Examples will be provided for Science, Math, World Language and Humanities. You will have the opportunity to view Nearpod as both a student or teacher, so be sure to bring a device to this session.

    1:30-3:00 90 minute session (must pre-register/limited # of participants)
    Tech Crunch: StepCrunch
    B.J. Daniels, Director of Technology, The Gunnery
    Step
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    3:00-4:30 90 minute session (must pre-register/limited # of participants)
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    the Maker-Centered Classroom: Classroom
    Jamie McQueen, English Teacher, Whitby School

    A brief microwaved, classroom-ready, and experiential session based on a Harvard Graduate School of Education's Agency By Design course. Two thinking routines will be utilized through deconstructing a simple item and concept.
    4:15 Check in at front desk
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    Planned Sessions
    9:30-10:30 60 minute session (must pre-register/limited # of participants)
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    of Discovering Options: Options
    Sarah-Anne Wildgoose, Digital Arts, Technology and Design Department Chair, Pomfret School

    Conduct a hands-on workshop to nurture discovery. Attendees will participate in Rapid Challenges engaging in hands-on activities opening their minds to discover multiple options. I will illustrate how simple hands-on, maker techniques, can be introduced to any high school classroom. These techniques uncover options to solve problems. High school students find it hard to discover options and challenge themselves. Their Inner creativity has been stifled. Their classroom experiences are typically structured so one correct answer solves the problem. The art of discovering options is left behind generating linear thinking students. Life requests more of them. My teaching platform wakes up the inner creativity integrating methods that boost ideation and exploration so students produce opportunities, not just a single option. Using “maker” lessons reach all types of learners. These lessons teach students to explore, create, re-see, discovering alternatives. This teaching method opens pathways for students teaching them an essential life skill.
    10:30-11:30 60 minute session (must pre-register/limited # of participants)
    9:30-11:00 90 minute session (must pre-register/limited # of participants)
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    and Virtual Reality: DevelopReality
    Megan Monaghan, Fifth grade English teacher, Sacred Heart Greenwich
    Develop
    students' skills
    12:15-12:30- Conference Wrap Up & Giveaways (The White Barn - Sharon Plante)
    Robotics-Minecraft-12:30 Lunch - Conference Ends but the Connections Continue!12:30 Lunch - Conference Ends but the Connections Continue!
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    9:49 am

Wednesday, March 28

  1. page Innovation Summit 2018 edited ... Innovation is everywhere in our schools. Teachers, students, and administrators are constantly…
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    Innovation is everywhere in our schools. Teachers, students, and administrators are constantly trying new things to enhance learning and advance the mission of our schools. It is an exciting time to be in a classroom. Yet, how do we know if our innovations are making a difference? How do we capture our learning when we experiment and how do we scale our innovations beyond our classroom, lab, studio, or field? In this session Tim Fish will deconstruct several innovations that he has seen in his travels to over 100 independent schools. He will share the idea behind the innovation and talk about how the school worked collaboratively to execute and evolve the idea over time. Tim will focus on the how of innovation as much as the what. He will also talk about the trends in technology that seem to enabling success in schools where active, student-centered learning is thriving.--10:45-11:00 Break/Session Creation10:45-11:00 Break/Session Creation
    11:00-11:30 Getting to know each other and Virtual Smackdown
    Innovation is everywhere in our schools. Teachers, students, and administrators are constantly trying new things to enhance learning and advance the mission of our schools. It is an exciting time to be in a classroom. Yet, how do we know if our innovations are making a difference? How do we capture our learning when we experiment and how do we scale our innovations beyond our classroom, lab, studio, or field? In this session Tim Fish will deconstruct several innovations that he has seen in his travels to over 100 independent schools. He will share the idea behind the innovation and talk about how the school worked collaboratively to execute and evolve the idea over time. Tim will focus on the how of innovation as much as the what. He will also talk about the trends in technology that seem to enabling success in schools where active, student-centered learning is thriving.-Unconference sessions
    11:30-12:30 Open Forum (Session 1) (Various Locations)
    Innovation is everywhere in our schools. Teachers, students, and administrators are constantly trying new things to enhance learning and advance the mission of our schools. It is an exciting time to be in a classroom. Yet, how do we know if our innovations are making a difference? How do we capture our learning when we experiment and how do we scale our innovations beyond our classroom, lab, studio, or field? In this session Tim Fish will deconstruct several innovations that he has seen in his travels to over 100 independent schools. He will share the idea behind the innovation and talk about how the school worked collaboratively to execute and evolve the idea over time. Tim will focus on the how of innovation as much as the what. He will also talk about the trends in technology that seem to enabling success in schools where active, student-centered learning is thriving.-@Coding for Beginners-12:30 - 1:30 Lunch12:30 - 1:30 Lunch
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    3:41 pm

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