Convention Special Edition!
Convention is just around the corner, and we wanted to share some of the highlights and special network events that you don’t want to miss!
There will be some great sessions all throughout the week, and we’re listing only the C & T sessions here to give you a headstart. You can plan ahead by using the Convention Planner online or the NAGC convention app that’s now available.
On Thursday, our network chair and chair elect will be presenting Expert Perspectives sessions. Cindy Sheets will be sharing “Creative Expression Through Media” – using technology to create and share in the classroom and beyond, and Kristina Ayers Paul will present “Technology to Enhance Content Delivery, Not Distract From It” which will focus on quality professional development techniques using technology. If you or your colleagues have not yet signed up for a session, there are still openings.
Our annual network meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 14th in the afternoon in Hilton, Peale B, at 3:45 – 4:45. Brian Housand is heading up a new NAGC Technology Task Force and will be sharing the goals and objectives with us as well as seeking input from our members. We will also do some planning for the coming year. We hope you can attend.
Our special Friday evening network event is an old favorite with a new twist. The first hour will be our traditional Speed Geeking: sharing a wide range of fabulous tools in a short amount of time. The second hour will be a Playground format where you can sit down with a presenter or a small group and explore one or more tools in more depth and have not merely a list of great ideas but some experience using them. We are scheduled to be in CC 341-342 for better Internet access. There should be table rounds so that we can easily break into those small groups for further discussion.
Great sessions are coming your way! In an effort to list all of our wonderful sessions, there was not enough space to include some of the names if more than two presenters were listed. Please check on the NAGC website for additional descriptions of the sessions and any additional presenters. We have a great line-up!
For those of you who are not able to attend the convention this year, consider following us on Facebook and Twitter #NAGC2014 and #NAGCTechNet. We’ll try to pass along new ideas. After the convention, we’ll share the Speed Geeking resources with you in a post-conference blogpost and on our Facebook Page.
C & T Sessions
|1:45 PM||Creating an Online Community for Young Writers
|CC 336||Jill Olthouse|
|11/14/14||3:45 PM||Computers & Technology Network Meeting||Hilton, Peale B|
|11/14/14||7:00 -9 PM||Speed Geeking Tech Playground
|CC 336||Speed Geekers|
|11/14/14||9:30 AM||Meeting the Common Core State Standards Through the T.W.I.N.E.(Technology and Writing Integration to Nurture Expression) Project
|Key Ballroom 9||Kevin Besnoy|
|11/14/14||10:45 AM||Blended Programming: Effectively Implementing Online Options forOne, for Some, and for All
|Key Ballroom 2||Christopher Ongaro||Eleni Siderias|
|11/14/14||10:45 AM||Gifted Learners “Plugged In” for Online Instruction||CC 330||Rachel B. Smethers-Winters||Sharon Hall|
|11/14/14||10:45 AM||Minecraft, Video Game Design, Rollercoaster Physics, and Robotics:Suggestions for Incorporating STEAM Into Your Gifted Services
|Exhibit Hall, Poster||Kimberly Clayton-Code|
|11/14/14||12:30 PM||Flipping Out: A Guide to Enhancing Student Learning Through theFlipped Classroom Model
|Holiday Ballroom 2||Christy Diehl|
|11/14/14||12:30 PM||Let’s Create an Infographic
|CC 336||Shirley J. Farrell|
|11/14/14||12:30 PM||Using Digital Photography to Enhance Student Creativity andSelf-Expression
|CC 328||Del Siegle|
|11/14/14||1:45 PM||Digital Authentic Assessment: Students Creating New Products toDemonstrate Mastery of the Curriculum
|CC 345||Kati Searcy||Libra D. Burton|
|11/14/14||1:45 PM||The Inverted Classroom: Flipping Out: Be an Innovator of Education||Exhibit Hall, Roundtable||Shayna D. Holmes||LaRhonda C. Forsyth|
|11/14/14||1:45 PM||The Power of Computer Coding for Elementary GT Students||Key Ballroom 9||Ann E. Durkin|
|11/14/14||3:45 PM||Blogging to Raise the Self-Efficacy of Gifted Mathematics Learners||Key Ballroom 12||Laura Lowder||Ann Benson. Crutchfield|
|11/14/14||3:45 PM||Influential Icons/Gifted Minds: Combining a Wiki With StudentGoogle Accounts to Enhance Gifted Curriculum
|Key Ballroom 3||April Keck. DeGennaro|
|11/14/14||3:45 PM||The Big C: Curation in a Digital World
|CC 349||Lisa Van Gemert|
|11/15/14||12:30 PM||Blended Learning: Extending the Classroom Learning to GlobalEducation
|CC 343||Beth Blaetz||Vinnie Vrotny|
|11/15/14||1:45 PM||App-ily Engaged Gifted Learners: A Year of iPads Integrated inEveryday Learning
|CC 343||Kimberly M. Berman|
|11/15/14||3:00 PM||Engineering Serendipity: Leveraging Social Media and TechnologyResources to Develop Interests and Create Opportunities
|CC 336||Brian Housand||Angela Housand|
|11/15/14||3:00 PM||Using LEGO Robots to Create Smileys
|Key Ballroom 9||Muhammad Ali Yousuf|
|11/15/14||8:00 AM||Apptitude: The Ability to Identify Higher Level Thinking Apps andWeave Them Into Existing Gifted Programming
|CC 343||Carol M. Greig|
|11/15/14||8:00 AM||Blended Learning: Leveraging Technology to Differentiate forGifted Learners
|CC 338||Laila Y. Sanguras||April Walker|
|11/15/14||8:00 AM||Engaged Learning Using Technology With High SchoolGifted Students
|CC 331||Kathy Ray||Kathy Jones|
|11/15/14||10:45 AM||Wow! Who Knew What Edmodo Could Do? Creating a DiverseTech Culture to Foster Equity, Access, and College Readiness
(A True Story)
|CC 343||James C. Garner||Rachel Stokes|
|11/15/14||12:30 PM||Geeking Out: How Tech-Savvy Youth Navigate the Web toDevelop Talent
|Key Ballroom 3||Olha Skyba||Eric Calvert|
|11/15/14||3:00 PM||Iconic Prompts 2.0: Utilizing Google Apps and QR Codes||CC 349||Kathleen P. Miller||Ali Ryan|
|11/15/14||3:00 PM||Virtual Education and the Gifted Child
|Key Ballroom 1||Gintas Bradunas|
|11/16/14||8:00 AM||The Geeks Have Inherited the Earth!
|Key Ballroom 2||Brian Housand|
|11/16/14||9:15 AM||FutureCasting: Making Inroads to a Successful Future||Key Ballroom 2||Angela Housand|
Cindy Sheets, network chair
Kristina Ayers Paul, network chair elect