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Sunday, July 10
 

8:30am

Morning Preconference Sessions (Separate ticket required)
Separate ticket purchase required. See descriptions of the individual preconference sessions here: https://www.schoologynext.com/preconference/

Sunday July 10, 2016 8:30am - 11:30am
Facet/Glitter/Shimmer

1:00pm

Afternoon Preconference Sessions (Separate ticket required)
Separate ticket purchase required. See descriptions of the individual preconference sessions here: https://www.schoologynext.com/preconference/

Sunday July 10, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Facet/Glitter/Shimmer
 
Monday, July 11
 

7:00am

Breakfast and Registration
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Monday July 11, 2016 7:00am - 8:30am
Luster Gallerie

7:00am

Breakfast with the Schoology Ambassadors
Grab your breakfast and join our Ambassadors in the Connection Lounge to learn more about the Schoology Ambassador Program.

Monday July 11, 2016 7:00am - 8:30am
Luster Gallerie

7:30am

Sponsor Lounges Open
Monday July 11, 2016 7:30am - 5:00pm
Luster Gallerie

8:30am

Welcome Keynote: Elevate Achievement
Monday July 11, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Sparkle

10:00am

Break
Monday July 11, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Luster Gallerie

10:00am

Product Lab
Visit Schoology's Product, Design, and Engineering teams in the Lab to explore new features and functionality in Schoology's platform and mobile apps.

Monday July 11, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Product Lab

10:30am

Elevate Student Achievement Through Assessment & Proficiency Management (Lecture, 45 min)
Learn more about how Schoology's new Assessment Management System will allow organizations to centrally create, distribute and and conduct Managed Assessments and analyze the results using our new Proficiency reporting dashboards. We'll provide insights into what's coming next as we look towards the future of competency based education and how we're helping organizations improve student outcomes.

Session Objectives:
- Learn about how Schoology's new Assessment Management System can help your organization elevate achievement
- Get insights into the future direction of Schoology's assessment and reporting platforms
- Please Note: This session is focused on product vision and roadmap

Presented by:
Scott Kozic
Director, Product Management
Schoology
New York, NY

Scott Kozic is a Product Manager at Schoology focusing on the areas of grading, evaluation, and assessments. Scott has been managing software implementation, development and product management for 20+ years.

Devin Kani
Senior Product Manager
Schoology

Devin Kani is a Product Manager at Schoology, focusing on analytics and reporting. Devin has spent the last 6 years managing software products.



















Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Glimmer 5

10:30am

Using External Tools within Schoology (Lecture, 45 min)
Within Schoology there is a Material type called File/Link/External Tool, but just what is an External Tool? Schoology’s External Tool feature is used to set up LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) integrations, which allow users to access web-based resources within Schoology. This session explores what you need to do to configure an integration for a product that is LTI-compatible, how to configure it, and finally takes a look at how it works within a course for instructors.

Session Objectives:
1) Discuss why LTI resources can be a valuable addition to your Schoology environment.
2) Understand what questions to ask your resource provider to see if External Tools is an option.
3) Review the steps for configuring LTI resources to gain an understanding of what information is needed.
4) Learn how to use External Tools in courses.


Presented by:
Peter Keating
Business Development Analyst
Schoology
New York, NY

Peter began his Schoology adventure as an intern in the summer of 2013. We liked him so much we brought him back immediately after he finished his BA in Economics from Boston College the following year. Peter attended the same high school as founders Jeremy and Bill, and his interest was piqued when he heard about the amazing things they were building in the world of education. As the son of an educator Peter has always had a passion for the field education, and was excited when his mother recently became a Schoology user in his family’s home district in Connecticut! Peter works on the Schoology Business Development team, focused on how Schoology integrates with 3rd party vendors.

Alison Love
Implementation Specialist
Schoology

Alison works cohesively with a diverse group of stakeholders at school districts worldwide to ensure a smooth implementation of the Schoology platform. A former teacher, Alison worked in Atlanta Public Schools as a Teach for America Corps Member. She later transitioned to teaching math at Achievement First Charter Network in Brooklyn, New York.
Alison holds an MA in Art of Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Psychology from Washington and Lee University.



















Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Flicker 2

10:30am

Designing Playlist Resources that Empower Teachers in a Blended Classroom (Lecture, 45 min)
As more schools and districts roll out 1:1 initiatives, curriculum departments are being tasked with designing instructional resources that help teachers take advantage of classroom technology. But curriculum resource developers walk a fine line between empowering teachers and dictating classroom practice. Participants in this session will experience Schoology through the lens of playlist development for use by teams of teachers. Chris will create a playlist in real time, narrating his thought process in a Think Aloud format with the goal of helping others avoid the pitfalls he discovered.

Session Objectives:
Participants will leave this session with:
• A philosophical understanding of what it means to build playlists for teams of teachers
• Ideas for differentiation opportunities within playlists
• Practical knowledge of how third party apps (Blendspace, Ed Puzzle, YouTube, etc.) can be integrated into playlist resources
• A list of pitfalls to avoid when designing playlists for teachers

Presented by:
Christopher Puente
Campus Content Specialist
Pasadena Independent School District
Pasadena, TX

As a Campus Content Specialist and instructional coach, Chris’s work writing curriculum and creating resources at the district level is constantly informed by the world of PLC planning and classroom facilitation on campus.

























Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Glimmer 6/7

10:30am

Equal Access: Supporting English Language Learners (Lecture, 45 min)
Learn effective techniques for making Schoology courses more accessible to English language learners (ELLs) and other non-native speakers of English. Some of these techniques can also be applied to situations where students need support in digital literacy.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will come away from this session with 1) a list of best-practices for supporting students who may be overwhelmed by the cognitive demand of an English-based LMS, and 2) techniques for using Schoology tools to enhance course accessibility.

Presented by:
Bekah Palmer
English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor
English Language Institute at the University of California San Diego Extension
San Diego, CA

Bekah Palmer is an ESL instructor with 10+ years of experience teaching adult students at a variety of proficiency levels. She teaches at the English Language Institute at the UCSD Extension.

























Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Flicker 1

10:30am

Build a Team of Schoology Coaches (Lecture, 45 min)
Every team needs a coach - someone to guide the team and support each individual player throughout the game. Schoology coaches can support the team of teachers at your school. One-on-one coaching is the most effective tool for teacher professional development. Come learn how to utilize your early adopters as personal Schoology coaches for the rest of your teachers. By putting coaches in place, teachers receive the support they need that is personalized and your Schoology initiative will be on the road to success!

Session Objectives:
Participants will learn:
-The benefit of using Schoology Coaches for personalized professional development
-Leadership strategies for how to coach a team of Schoology coaches
-How to create a Trailblazer Team of Schoology Coaches that innovates and brings new ideas for implementation and training
-How to encourage your early adopters to take a leadership role in training others on Schoology
-Train Schoology coaches to create online blended learning modules for your teachers
-How to deploy Schoology coaches to best support your teachers


Presented by:
Allison Petersen
Academic Technology Coordinator
Mount Pisgah Christian School
Johns Creek, GA

Allison Petersen is the Academic Technology Coordinator at Mount Pisgah Christian School where she lead the implementation of Schoology and instituted Schoology coaches to support faculty. Tweet her @alcp or visit her blog at alcp.weebly.com

























Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Glimmer 3/4

10:30am

Developing and Fostering a Partnership for Learning through Schoology (Lecture, 45 min)
John Hattie (2009) in his seminal work ‘Visible Learning’ sets out what works to improve student learning following 15 years research and over 800 meta-analyses. He tells us that parents have major effects on their children’s educational achievements.

In this session I will share how we at ISZL, Switzerland use Schoology to develop and foster the critical partnership for learning between school and parents. More than just sharing the grade book, we use interest groups, regular posts from classroom teachers, multi-media albums, portfolios and more to provide parents a window to, and engage them in, the learning process.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will come away from this session with an understanding:
- of how parents affect their children’s learning
- of how to use Schoology to engage parents in the learning process and to build community.


Presented by:
Chris Vincent
Director of Educational Technology
International School of Zug and Luzern
Hünenberg, Switzerland

Chris has worked as an educator for over 30 yrs, the last 25 internationally. Chris has been a 2ndry principal as well as holding school-wide responsibility for Ed Tech in multiple schools including his current one in picturesque central Switzerland.

























Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Flicker 3

10:30am

Drink the School-Aid: Scaling Schoology Across Your Division (Lecture, 45 min)
How do you support large-scale change across your organization? Hear how one K-12 school district (enrollment 50,000) created a shared vision, conducted a stakeholder analysis to guide a personalized approach to professional development and supported change management so that all users would “Drink the School-Aid”.


Session Objectives:

Attendees will come away from this session with specific strategies and ideas supporting large scale implementations.

This will include:
Shared Vision: Tips for establishing a vision for implementation that supports long-range, measurable outcomes.
Building Capacity: Strategies for building capacity throughout the implementation team and division.
Professional Development: Tips and strategies on how to use Schoology to deliver engaging professional development from day 1 of implementation. Shared experiences across 5000 teachers and instructional support leaders.
Change Management: Ideas for embedding change management principles throughout the implementation timeline .

Presented by:
Kourtney Bostain
Assistant Director of Instructional Technology
Henrico County Public Schools
Henrico, VA

Kourtney has a passion for supporting the development of innovative learning environments and has been the project lead on Henrico’s implementation of Schoology.

Katie Owens
Instructional Technology Specialist
Henrico County Public Schools

Katie practices and advocates for collaborative leadership to build a culture of reflection and professional discussion as the base for a successful school institution

Jon Wirsing
Instructional Technology Specialist
Henrico County Public Schools

Jon has been with HCPS for 18 years and supports our elementary team. Jon’s diverse background including professional athletics, business owner, programmer, and an educator for more than 20 years.

Jon Gregori
Instructional Technology Specialist
Henrico County Public Schools

Jon Gregori is curious about how the world works and loves working with students and teachers to learn how to learn.

Doug Saunders
Instructional Technology Resource Teacher
Henrico County Public Schools

Doug was fortunate enough to pilot Schoology with Holman Middle School in Glen Allen, Virginia. He enjoys history, working with teachers, cheering for the Philadelphia Eagles, all things technology, and spending time each summer vacationing at the Outer Banks.

Monday July 11, 2016 10:30am - 11:15am
Glimmer 1/2

11:30am

Encore Presentation: Elevate Student Achievement Through Assessment & Proficiency Management (Lecture, 45 min)
Learn more about how Schoology's new Assessment Management System will allow organizations to centrally create, distribute and and conduct Managed Assessments and analyze the results using our new Proficiency reporting dashboards. We'll provide insights into what's coming next as we look towards the future of competency based education and how we're helping organizations improve student outcomes.

Session Objectives:
- Learn about how Schoology's new Assessment Management System can help your organization elevate achievement
- Get insights into the future direction of Schoology's assessment and reporting platforms
- Please Note: This session is focused on product vision and roadmap

Presented by:
Scott Kozic
Director, Product Management
Schoology
New York, NY

Scott Kozic is a Product Manager at Schoology focusing on the areas of grading, evaluation, and assessments. Scott has been managing software implementation, development and product management for 20+ years.

Devin Kani
Senior Product Manager
Schoology

Devin Kani is a Product Manager at Schoology, focusing on analytics and reporting. Devin has spent the last 6 years managing software products.



















Monday July 11, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Glimmer 5

11:30am

The Future of Mobile Learning with Schoology (Lecture, 45 min)
Learn about our latest release of Offline Access for Course Materials and get a view into our upcoming product roadmap for mobile. Get insight into the new way we are approaching the mobile experience and find out more about our plans to upgrade the user experience across our apps.

Session Objectives:
- Learn about the recent release of Offline Access for Course Materials, get insights into upcoming improvements, and see how your feedback has helped
- Learn about the future direction of the mobile experience

Presented by:
Andrew Lee
Director, Product Management
Schoology
New York, NY

Andrew Lee is a Product Manager at Schoology, focusing on innovations across the mobile app experiences for the iOS and Android platforms. Andrew has been managing digital products at NY-based TV, Ecommerce and Magazine companies for 20 years.

























Monday July 11, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Glimmer 3/4

11:30am

BigBlueButton from Trainings and Collaboration to Synchronous Courses and Beyond! (Lecture, 45 min)
For Mohave Community College, BigBlueButton was initially selected to deliver synchronous online courses and address the availability of traditionally on-campus low enrollment courses. Since that initial offering, use of BigBlueButton has become popular with ground faculty as well as non-instructional staff across all four campuses and online. Please join us as we discuss how BigBlueButton is currently used in online, classroom, meeting, and training modalities at MCC. We’ll also share our classroom setup and process for running live sessions across campuses.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will come away from this session with: 1) Ideas for integrating web technology in classes, 2) Classroom management tips, 3) Basic ideas for classroom setup.

Presented by:
Jordan Noble
eLarning Multimedia Designer
Mohave Community College
Kingman, AZ

Jordan Noble holds a B.S. in Technology Management from NAU and has worked in education for 6 years. Currently, he works with faculty to improve education through technology.

Krista King
Systems Coordinator
Mohave Community College

As Systems Coordinator at MCC, Krista manages the daily operations of MCC’s Schoology system as well as its connections with other systems. Working in education for almost 20 years, she is proud to work where she can help others achieve their goals.







Monday July 11, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Flicker 2

11:30am

Panel Discussion: Building Engaging Online Courses
Panelists discuss their strategies for building online and blended courses that will actually engage learners.



Moderated by:
Adam Larson
Educational Strategies Director 
Schoology
Houston, TX

Adam Larson has been working to engage learners with technology for the last 13 years. Starting off in the classroom and working his way up to oversee large district technology integrations, he's excited to bring his experiences to the table and facilitate a conversation about building online learning courses. Adam also serves as Schoology's Director of Educational Strategy, where he helps translate what we do as a company to the classroom and vice versa.

Panelists:
Rebecca Kinnee
Innovative Technology Facilitator
District 214
Wheeling, IL

Becky is a technology facilitator in District 214 who works with teachers to incorporate technology instructionally into their classrooms. In her role, she works with teachers to create online and blended courses.

Stacey King
Teacher
Utah Online School, Washington County School District
St. George, UT

Stacey has been teaching online for three years, two of those years she has been using Schoology. She was awarded Schoology Educator of the Year in 2015. Stacey loves using Schoology and trying new things to keep students engaged and learning.

Shawnell Larsen
Teacher
Utah Online School, Washington County School District
St. George, UT

Shawnell has been teaching online for the past 8 years. After one year of using Schoology, she is excited about all the opportunities it opens up to interact with students.













Monday July 11, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Flicker 3

11:30am

An LMS is NOT Just for Students! (Lecture, 45 min)
What...an LMS is NOT Just for Students? ….That’s right! Learn how our district has leveraged an LMS well beyond an LMS for students. We use it as a means to connect, collaborate, deliver PD, communicate...and so much more! It’s transforming how we teach, learn, and lead in Colonial. Participants will get an overview of how it’s being used and discuss ways to bring those approaches to life in their schools and districts.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will walk away from this session with new ways of how they can leverage an LMS in their district beyond using it with students. They will learn how it can be used in the following ways: 1) Content Repository/Unit Planning; 2) Collaboration/Communication Tool; 3) Digital Guide for an Evaluation System; 4) Professional Learning Tool; & Internal Social Media Platform

Presented by:
Peter Leida
Director of Elementary Schools
Colonial School District
New Castle , DE

As Director of Elementary Schools in the Colonial School District, I focus on leadership development, support, and evaluation while also working with educators throughout the district to forge our path towards personalized learning!

Tom Gavin
Supervisor of Technology
Colonial School District

Tom Gavin earned his B.S. degree in Political Science at The University of Delaware and a M.Ed. in Elementary Education at Wilmington University. He serves as a Lead Adjunct Instructor at Wilmington University and is a Schoology Ambassador.

Tara Amsterdam
Instructional Technology Coach
Colonial School District

Tara Amsterdam worked as an elementary teacher for over 15 years before being promoted to the district instructional technology coach. She has been recognized at the state level for her teaching excellence and is a Schoology Ambassador.













Monday July 11, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Flicker 1

11:30am

Managing Change and Expanding Collaboration (Lecture, 45 min)
Defining a vision and establishing goals for systemic change is critical for success. Most of the time, however, this only happens at the top tier of an organization with an expectation that other stakeholders will “catch on” or “get training” as implementation occurs. As our district discovered, a better approach is to begin with specific change management training for a variety of leaders before an implementation takes place. We will also discuss how important collaboration is to sustaining project success and offer suggestions for both internal and external structures that strengthen the process.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will come away from this session with 1) A structure for training leaders in change management 2) Ideas for both internal and external ways to collaborate to better support change 3) Tips for effectively managing a large scale Schoology adoption

Presented by:
Kimberly Nidy
Director of Instruction
North Canton City Schools
North Canton, OH

After teaching business and technology courses for twenty years, Kimberly has taken on a district-level role defining and implementing innovative initiatives that support teaching and learning methods.

























Monday July 11, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Glimmer 6/7

11:30am

Leveling Up: Using Schoology to Gamify Your Instruction and Engage Your Students (Lecture, 45 min)
We try so hard to get our students invested in school, but little of what we do mirrors the world our students live in. They are surrounded by technology and games 24/7. What happens when we bring a little of that world into our classrooms? Incorporating gaming principles into your curriculum will reinvigorate your instruction, engage your students, and change the entire climate of your classroom.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will come away from this session with 1) an understanding of the principles of gamification and how they apply to classroom instruction and 2) a blueprint for gamifying their own course content.

Presented by:
Beth Box
Teacher
Yearling Middle School, Okeechobee County Schools
Okeechobee, FL

Beth Box is a middle and high school teacher in Okeechobee County, Florida. She has been teaching for seven years and enjoys discovering innovative ways to use technology to engage her students with her content.

























Monday July 11, 2016 11:30am - 12:15pm
Glimmer 1/2

12:15pm

Lunch
Grab some food and make new friends! Look for themed tables to spark conversation and discover common interests.

Monday July 11, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Luster Gallerie

12:15pm

Writer's Bloc: Community Driven Thought Leadership and Literary Workshop
Grab your lunch and head to the Connection Lounge to join Dylan Rodgers, Schoology’s Creative Manager and Editor-in-Chief of the Schoology Exchange blog, for an open discussion of thought leadership, the power of publishing, and blogging best practices.

Monday July 11, 2016 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Luster Gallerie

1:30pm

Are Your Students Disorganized? Mine Aren't! (Workshop, 75 min)
Thinking about going to BYOD or 1:1 because your students are misplacing their classwork or homework? What about keeping up with those important class notes for the assessment that is a week, month, or at AP testing time? How many times have we had to reprint student materials for formative and summative assessments? Schoology and Microsoft OneNote have a solution! Learn how to provide students with the organizational skills needed for post-secondary success.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will come away 1. Enabling students to take visual notes effortlessly including adding text, printouts/files, pictures, tables, and screenshots on OneNote. 2. Eliminating the need for a copy machine by substituting paper copies with OneNote PDF printouts. 3. Combining Schoology with OneNote to provide your students with the most natural digital experiences in education.


Presented by:
Elise Carter
Business Teacher
Highlands High School
Fort Thomas, KY

Elise Carter has been teaching business education for four years at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, KY. She teachers Digital Literacy, AP MacroEconomics, Business Management, and Accounting.

























Monday July 11, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Flicker 1

1:30pm

Combining Schoology with Google Apps to Improve Learning and Collaboration (Workshop, 75 min)
Google, Google, Google! Learn how to merge the power of Google with the versatility of Schoology. Participants will learn how both instructors and students can easily access live Google content from anywhere in the Schoology platform. We will look at using Google Drive (in both the web and IOS versions) to create assignments and collect student work that results in a paperless, organized workflow. In addition, learn how to embed Google Presentations and Forms to enhance your instruction.

Session Objectives:
1) Install and Connect the Google Drive Resource App in Schoology.
2) Understand the workflow of moving Google content to Courses and Resource Collections from Schoology Resources.
3) Create, edit, and delete Google files from within Schoology.
4) Collect student work created in Google Apps and grade both live and static versions.
5) Embed Google Forms, Slides, Docs, and more into the Schoology Rich Text Editor.


Presented by:
Katie Eck
Professional Development Specialist
Schoology
New York, NY

Katie has enjoyed a dynamic professional development career spanning K-12, secondary and corporate education technology organizations. Katie has more than 16 years of experience leading online professional development programs. Accomplished teacher trainer for industry-leading learning management systems including Schoology, Blackboard and Desire2Learn. Katie Eck was an Online Professional Development Coordinator for the largest district in Colorado (85K students), Jeffco Public Schools from 2009-2014, managing online PD content development and serving as a Schoology trainer. Previously, she managed several federally-funded online PD programs for Rocky Mountain PBS such as PBS Mathline and PBS Teacherline. Before entering the world of teacher professional development, she worked on education policy issues as a legislative aid for a US Congressman. Katie has an MA in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University; and a BA in Political Science from Trinity University.

Joseph Vassallo
Professional Development Specialist
Schoology

Joe entered the field of public education in 2011 after serving eight years in the United States Marine Corps. As a classroom Social Studies teacher, he planned and delivered educational technology professional development to teachers and administrators in his New Jersey school district, as well as researching, testing, and implementing the use of educational technology in classrooms, which were adopted through PLCs. A Google Certified Educator, Joe received his BA from Rutgers University in Political Science and his MA in Social Studies Education from New York University. In his spare time Joe enjoys watching movies, playing the guitar, and rooting for his hometown Jets, Yankees, and Rangers.



















Monday July 11, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Glimmer 5

1:30pm

Hitting the Target: Instructional Design for Schoology
Learn how create a project plan specifically designed for the unique challenges of course development. From initial needs analysis to final deployment, this session provides techniques and take-aways to enhance your own practices. This session is particularly geared towards collaborative development teams.


Session Objectives:
-Incorporate instructional design models like ADDIE, Dick & Carey, SAM and Agile to improve development planning.
-Map learning taxonomies to design decisions.
-Evaluate a project’s complexity and estimate timelines.
-Visualize development in Google Sheets to share progress with stakeholders.
-Identify design opportunities to enhance the participant experience.
-Validate course performance with embedded feedback


Presented by:
Bradley Kemp
Senior Instructional Desginer
Schoology
New York, NY

Bradley is a 3rd generation teacher and proud to introduce Schoology to master educators across the world on a daily basis. He works with instructional directors to develop strategic adoption plans to ensure deep and meaningful integrations of technology into the curriculum, echoing the mantra Change is not an event, it is a process. Prior to his work at Schoology, he designed eLearning solutions for Fortune 500 companies and volunteered teaching music to kids in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to his passion for education, Kemp is an accomplished musician, film maker, and theater director, supported by the Jim Henson Foundation, New York State Council for The Arts, and Meet the Composer, among others. Bradley has a Bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music.

Julianne Treadwell
Instructional Designer
Schoology

As an Instructional Designer at Schoology, Julianne applies the principles of adult learning theories and methodologies to developing web-based training programs in support of Schoology users. She is fluent in Spanish and assists with international and translation projects across various departments, as well. Julianne has been with Schoology almost from the start, beginning as a Support Analyst before moving to Quality Assurance, Implementation, and finally the Instructional Design team. She enjoys drawing on the user stories she’s gathered during her four years with Schoology so that participants in her courses can see how the lessons she's teaching will be useful in their day-to-day application of Schoology.
When not finding creative solutions to delivering online learning, Julianne enjoys spending quality time with her husband and daughter, and continuing her lifelong hobbies of running, sewing, travel, and reading anthropology books.



















Monday July 11, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Flicker 3

1:30pm

21st. Century Pedagogy: Using Schoology for Blended Learning (Workshop, 75 min)
In this session, two teachers (Teachers on Special Assignment for Blended Learning) will give a brief overview of blended learning and some key elements we have found essential to running blended classes in our public, comprehensive high schools. We will discuss our extensive homegrown teacher training program, which is run through Schoology. We will also explore how we have incorporated the iNACOL Blended Learning Teacher Competency Framework into our program. Finally, we will consider the importance of teacher created content (opposed to purchased curriculum) in the blended classroom and how the use of Schoology supports teacher course content. Throughout the presentation, participants will be asked to share ideas and experiences regarding blended learning. Come learn about one district's’ blended learning program and explore what other schools and districts can do to build similar experiences for their own communities.

Session Objectives:
1. Participants will explore how PAUSD has created a new blended model specifically applicable to public schools.

2. Participants will learn how Schoology plays a central role in supporting blended learning and 21st Century pedagogy.

3. Participants will collaborate to build similar experiences for their own communities.


Presented by:
Emily Garrison
Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for Blended Learning
Palo Alto Unified School District
Palo Alto, CA

Emily Garrison is a Spanish teacher and Teacher on Special Assignment for blended learning at Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto, California. She holds a M.A, in Teaching English to Speakers Other Languages (TESOL) from San José State University.


Chris Bell
Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) for Blended Learning
Palo Alto Unified School District

Chris Bell is a math and computer science teacher at Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California. He is also a Teacher on Special Assignment for Blended Learning and a teacher leader for technology integration.



















Monday July 11, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Glimmer 6/7

1:30pm

Helping Veteran Teachers Through Blended PD (Workshop, 75 min)
It's great that you're here - but what about your staff back home? This session will show you research-based strategies to help veteran and traditional teachers integrate technology better through blended PD in Schoology. You will learn tips to get your veteran staff to flip, blend and integrate with both knowledge and purpose. This session will also help you identify the teachers most likely to be successful - and it may not be whom you think.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will come away from this session with 1.) research-based strategies for selecting teachers to help integrate technology 2.) models for incorporating blended learning into professional development through Schoology 3.) samples/practices developed during the session

Presented by:
Kristie Burk
Coordinator of Blended and Cyber Learning
Downingtown Area School District
Downingtown, PA

Kristie Burk is currently the Coordinator of Blended and Cyber Learning. She has worked as an English teacher in traditional, blended and online settings at both public high schools and universities. She's also been a programmer, trainer and writer.

























Monday July 11, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Glimmer 1/2

1:30pm

Making the Grade: Using Schoology's Gradebook (Workshop, 75 min)
After using Schoology for 6 years, it was about time I went paperless. The problem was, our district uses PowerSchool for the grading program and that's where grades have to be entered. The only function I hadn't fully explored was the Schoology gradebook. Until now. And, oh, how I do enjoy it.

This seminar will focus on basic understanding of the Schoology gradebook and it's design, ways to accommodate specific grading issues and reinforcing the school-to-home connection with interactive assessments that provide immediate feedback, and digitally submit assignments. In this workshop teachers will also develop rubrics generated in Schoology for both formative/summative assessments and gather instant, usable data to help drive instruction.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will be able to: 1) setup their grade books using the grading system they want to use, whether category, percentage or weighting. 2) create a rubric for grading systems, 3) develop badges for engagement and positivity, and if time allows 4) using the mastery feature (enterprise only).

Presented by:
James Amato
EduTech Director
Region 16 CT, Woodland Regional HS
Beacon Falls, CT

With 21 years of teaching and 25 years as a freelance network and computer consultant, Jim is savvy in many veins of technology. This father of three is a Sagittarius and Eagle Scout who loves Schoology, puppies and long walks on the beach.

























Monday July 11, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Glimmer 3/4

1:30pm

Schoology as a Learning Management Tool for Workforce Development/Adult Learning (Workshop, 75 min)
In this advancing world of technology and adult education, workforce development has been exploring innovative ways to engage people for career readiness. With robust training programs, Learning Management Systems provide a way to create a blended learning experience for the students. Year Up, a workforce development program, has adopted Schoology as an organizational management tool. Nationally, we are able to effectively train young adults in Information Technology (Hardware, Software, Networking, Quality Assurance) and Business Communications (Business Writing, Public Speaking, Customer Service, Project Management, Financial Operations), and develop a talent pipeline for them to be internship and career ready. Here are some best business practices that we have learned that can be applied to any workforce, high school, or college structure through online and classroom instruction.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will be able to:
1) Understand workforce development and how a LMS can assist in career readiness
2) Identify transferable skills from the classroom to modeling a corporate/professional environment
3) Create Work/Life Simulations: Professional Feedback for Accountability and Task Management
4) Utilize Group Work principles for Project Management


Presented by:
E. Christopher Cornell
Business Communications Instructor
Year Up
Atlanta, GA

E. Christopher Cornell has been wowing crowds with his colorful prose for the past fifteen years. Educator, Poet, and renowned Event Host, Cornell delivers high-energy performances that leave listeners on the edge of their seats.

























Monday July 11, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Flicker 2

2:45pm

Professional Learning on Demand: Adult Learning Theory in Action (Roundtable, 30 min)
Meet educators where they are relative to time, professional development needs, interests and budgets using Schoology for on-demand professional learning. Malcolm Knowles, renowned adult learning theorist, suggests that adult learners are more likely to engage in learning if they can have some control over what they learn and if they can relate what they are learning to their real-life experiences. Professional learning on-demand creates a forum for adult-centered learning that is meaningful and relevant. Learn how to reach your educators in new ways and learn how to use Schoology to deliver on demand professional learning as another tool to reach educators where they are as adult learners.


Session Objectives:
Participants will learn
1) How adult learning theories are applied in online professional learning.
2) How to leverage Schoology to create and offer learning on demand for professional development.
Participants will:
3) Leave with templates to begin building their own professional learning on demand library.
4) Experience learning on demand.


Presented by:
Brian Green
Online Professional Learning Specialist
Falcon School District
Peyton, CO

As Online Professional Learning Specialist, Brian Green is the senior practitioner who pioneers fully virtual and blended learning opportunities for students, educators, and leaders.

























Monday July 11, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Glitter

2:45pm

I *Love* Revising' and Other Things Your Students Say in Your Dreams (Sponsor session)
Join us for a discussion of the revision habits of students and how to get them passionate about revising. We'll also discuss the benefits of revision, based on recent research.

Presented by:
Jamie Calhoun
Content Specialist
Turnitin
Oakland, CA

Jamie Calhoun is a Content Specialist for Turnitin. Prior to this position, she earned her Ph.D. from Miami University of Ohio, and taught a variety of English Composition and English Literature courses there and at Xavier University and Penn State.

























Monday July 11, 2016 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Facet

3:00pm

Break
Monday July 11, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Luster Gallerie

3:30pm

Schoology & the Self-Directed Classroom (Workshop, 75 min)
Discover how to harness students’ natural curiosity to develop self-directed learners. Learn how technology allows students to take ownership of their learning, create and share learning tools, and participate in work that is meaningful to them and others.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will come away from this session with 1) A detailed guide to designing a self-paced learning environment in Schoology 2) Creative strategies to encourage/empower students to take responsibility for their own learning 3) A step by step guide to crafting effective assessments in Schoology 4) An in-depth look at student submission options within Schoology

Presented by:
Scot Burbank
Foreign Language Instructor
Whittier Christian High School
La Habra, CA

Scot is always on the lookout for innovative and effective strategies to help students cultivate a passion for learning. Using Schoology in a 1:1 environment, Scot has designed an encouraging, fun and challenging self-paced foreign language course.

























Monday July 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Flicker 2

3:30pm

Exploring Schoology's Managed Assessment Solution (Workshop, 75 min)
Assessments are a powerful tool used to inform instruction and increase student performance. Schoology’s new assessment solution allows educators to create teams to collaboratively develop formative and summative assessments, and then to distribute them to multiple course sections. You can then compare the data across the course, grade level, or district. Join Schoology Product and PD team members for this hands-on session, and be the first to experience this exciting new platform.

Session Objectives:
1) Be a student - take a Schoology Assessment.
2) Build a Assessment Question Bank.
3) Deliver an Assessment to multiple Courses/Students.
4) Analyze Assessment Data.


Presented by:
Lori Collier
Professional Development Specialist
Schoology
New York, NY

Lori Collier has a variety of experience in both the K-12 and higher ed setting. She has more than 12 years of experience planning and conducting professional development for K-12 teachers, technology coordinators, and school administrators. Before joining Schoology, Lori spent time as a Software Specialist at an Information Technology Center in Ohio, where she planned implementations and rollouts of electronic gradebooks, attendance tracking and worked with member districts aligning graded items to the State Standards, National ISTE Standards and Common Core Standards. Lori also worked for a number of years at the University of Mount Union as in instructor for pre-service teachers, teaching them how to integrate technology into their future classrooms. Lori graduated from The University of Akron, MA in Education, Instructional Technology, BSBA – Marketing, MSBA – Advertising.

Kelsey Collins
Associate Product Marketing Manager
Schoology

Kelsey joined the Schoology team after completing her BA in International Politics & Economics from Middlebury College in Vermont. Starting out as a Client Advisor on the Support Team, she has since held multifunctional positions as a Product Documentation Specialist and Trainer. In her current position on the Product Marketing team, she is part of the team responsible for running Schoology beta usability programs and creating the messaging and positioning for new features.



















Monday July 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Glimmer 5

3:30pm

Reaching the Youngest Learners Through Schoology (Workshop, 75 min)
Schoology is a great tool for middle and high school students, but why stop there? There are a lot of exciting features in the product that you can use to reach the youngest learners in your organization, too. Join members of the Schoology PD team as they demonstrate simple and straightforward workflows, various strategies for incorporating audio/visual content, suggestions for communicating with parents, ideas for centers and small group work, and more!

Session Objectives:
1) Create content in Schoology appropriate for learners in grades K-2.
2) Develop strategies for reaching parents of elementary students.
3) Learn tips for using Schoology in centers, small group, and whole group instruction.

Presented by:
Sandy Sundine
Professional Development Specialist
Schoology
New York, NY

Sandy is a National Board Certified Teacher of Mathematics who taught math at both the middle and high school levels for 32 years. She’s spent the last 6 years as the Instructional Technology Coordinator at the second largest high school in Colorado, during which time she coordinated the creation of a new STEAM wing and implemented new philosophies and teaching strategies of instructional content into the STEAM curriculum. She’s also developed and taught district courses face-to-face, focused on best practices in the classroom; implemented, organized, and taught multiple instructional technology staff development sessions; and developed and taught District Online Professional Development courses, including courses to integrate Blended Learning in the classroom. Sandy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Math and her Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, in addition to multiple certificates for Middle and High School Math and her Principal’s License. A Schoology Ambassador and Contract Trainer, Sandy has presented at the Colorado Council Teachers of Mathematics and at TIE, the Technology in Education conference.

























Monday July 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Flicker 3

3:30pm

Schoology Portfolios - Showcasing Student and Instructor Work (Workshop, 75 min)
Saving and showcasing student work. It’s over here, it’s over there, but is it ever in one place? Schoology Portfolios provide a single location for students to save and highlight their best work, show progress from year to year, and even create their capstone project for college admission or entry into the workforce.

As educators, our lives revolve around our students: planning, grading, counseling, mentoring; but we also need to save and highlight our own achievements. Coursework and projects are necessary to complete continuing education requirements. Utilize Schoology Portfolios to showcase professional accomplishments and share as evidence during the recertification process.

During this hands-on session you will create your own portfolio and share it with other session attendees, as well as discuss different ideas for portfolio use in your classroom and professional life.

Session Objectives:
1) Discuss the benefits of using Portfolios in education.
2) Create, edit, and share Portfolios in Schoology.
3) Develop a plan for using Schoology Portfolios in the upcoming academic year.


Presented by:
Joseph Vassallo
Professional Development Specialist
Schoology
New York, NY

Joe entered the field of public education in 2011 after serving eight years in the United States Marine Corps. As a classroom Social Studies teacher, he planned and delivered educational technology professional development to teachers and administrators in his New Jersey school district, as well as researching, testing, and implementing the use of educational technology in classrooms, which were adopted through PLCs. A Google Certified Educator, Joe received his BA from Rutgers University in Political Science and his MA in Social Studies Education from New York University. In his spare time Joe enjoys watching movies, playing the guitar, and rooting for his hometown Jets, Yankees, and Rangers.

Bradley Kemp
Senior Instructional Designer
Schoology


Bradley Kem​p hosts ​​Schoology's monthly LEAP Webinar and moderates Schoology's Enterprise Leadership group​. As an instructional designer at Schoology he develops courses and videos to help learners grow at their own pace.

Brad has developed and designed eLearning for over 10 years, previously presenting at the eLearning Guild's DevCon and BYOL conferences. While not designing instruction, he composes music and directs films which have been funded by the​ Jim Henson​ ​Foundation, Meet the Composer,​ The American Music Center, NYSCA and others. He credits his passion for education to his family's three generations of music teachers.



















Monday July 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Glimmer 6/7

3:30pm

A Hybrid Approach to Standards-Based Grading: Using Schoology Rubrics in a 100-Point Environment (Workshop, 75 min)
Standards-based grading stands in opposition to the 100-point scale. But there are ways to provide clarity in feedback while operating in a 100-point environment. Learn how to create and use rubrics in Schoology, how to create meaningful rubric criteria, and how to convert the four-point scale to percentage grades. This “nuts & bolts” session will also touch on the issues of cultivating a growth mindset for your students and transforming the “cult of grades” into a “culture of proficiency” for your faculty.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will come away from this session with 1) technical understanding of how to create rubrics and integrate them into assessments, 2) a high-functioning philosophy behind effective rubric use based on the work of Thomas Guskey and Bob Marzano and 3) a proven strategy to develop a “practitioner cohort” to scale up a user base and hasten adoption

Presented by:
Ted Sadtler
Director of Teaching & Learning
The Westminster Schools
Atlanta, GA

With 20 years of classroom experience, Ted teaches Middle School Spanish, leads the vision for MS faculty professional development, directs the Middle School's vibrant PLC culture, and serves as Instructional Coach to individual faculty.

























Monday July 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Glimmer 3/4

3:30pm

Secrets To Personalized Learning Without Going Crazy (Workshop, 75 min)
Since starting with Schoology and Google in 2013, I have been able to recreate my special education classroom into a paperless, personalized learning experience for my students. With doing this, I have been able to cut my paper consumption by 90% and been able to show my students with special needs how to succeed. On the last year of the Ohio Achievement Assessment, all eight of my students were able to be considered proficient by the state of Ohio on the reading portion. Learn how to use Schoology tools such as individually assign, grading groups, Google Integration and student completion tools to make personalized instruction happen.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will come away with 1) A step by step guide and tips on how to personalize instruction for individuals or groups of individuals so they can reach their fullest potential. 2) Language Arts resources that easily work with Schoology. 3) How to utilize the materials already in your Google Drive to personalize instruction.

Presented by:
Melissa Stanton
Intervention Specialist/Technology iPad Teacher
Liberty Benton Middle School
Findlay, OH

Melissa is also a National Board Certified Teacher in Exceptional Education and also an iPad teacher. Melissa has been fortunate to be involved with a 1:1 initiative from the piloting in the resource room to now.

























Monday July 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Glimmer 1/2

3:30pm

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen: Building A Multi-District Collaborative (Workshop, 75 min)
Attendees will learn how to create a culture to help teachers teach in a blended environment by improving internal teacher capacity, identifying common methods and practices to design digital learning, and how to collaboratively build a repository of aligned content while maximizing multi-district resources.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will 1) Begin to develop a framework which empowers educators to find, adapt, create and share digital learning resources to support student-centered learning environments. 2.) Discuss how to create efficiencies with open and flexible resources. 3.) Strategize ways to make your current culture more collaborative. 4.) Identify partnerships to help develop high quality, educator designed, customizable blended learning courses.


Presented by:
Christopher Deis
Chief Information Officer
Marysville Exempted Village School District
Marysville, OH

Christopher Deis started piloting online and blended learning course structures in 2005. He has provided professional development on course design, blended learning, 1:1, and flipped classroom to thousands of educators.

Jessica Fields
Instructional Technology Coordinator
Olentangy Local Schools

Jessica has been a high school teacher, building administrator, and is currently managing the blended learning initiatives for Olentangy. Her unique perspective of being an learner more than a tech guru has helped Olentangy focus on pedagogy process



















Monday July 11, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Flicker 1

6:00pm

Miami Vice Party!
Break out your finest oversized blazer, it's a Miami Vice theme party!

Monday July 11, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
LIV
 
Tuesday, July 12
 

7:00am

Breakfast
Tuesday July 12, 2016 7:00am - 8:30am
Luster Gallerie

7:00am

Breakfast with the Schoology Ambassadors
Grab your breakfast and join our Ambassadors in the Connection Lounge to learn more about the Schoology Ambassador Program.

Tuesday July 12, 2016 7:00am - 8:30am
Luster Gallerie

7:30am

Sponsor Lounges Open
Tuesday July 12, 2016 7:30am - 5:00pm
Luster Gallerie

8:30am

A Morning with Bill Nye
From the cheerful bow-tie wearing host of kids science show, to one of America's most well-loved personalities, Bill Nye The Science Guy has dedicated his career to enlightening, educating and awakening our joy in the world of Science.

A passionately outspoken advocate of the beauty of discovery of science, Bill Nye has set out on a mission to change the world through science literacy. From discussing our vast universe to the facts on climate change, you can expect that Nye’s trademark dry sense of humor, mixed with compelling enthusiasm for the world around us, making our morning with Bill Nye as unforgettable as it is educational.

A book signing will follow the keynote and Q&A session.


Tuesday July 12, 2016 8:30am - 10:00am
Sparkle

10:00am

Book Signing and Break
Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:00am - 10:30am
Luster Gallerie

10:00am

Product Lab
Visit Schoology's Product, Design, and Engineering teams in the Lab to explore new features and functionality in Schoology's platform and mobile apps.

Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:00am - 5:00pm
Product Lab

10:30am

It Takes a Village - Learn About Ways It's Getting Easier to Connect Schoology With the Tools & Content You Need (Lecture, 45 min)
Learn how we’re enhancing the Schoology experience so you spend less time connecting and configuring, and more time on planning and delivering great education. We’ll share details on how we’re enhancing the App Center experience with a lot more apps, our commitment to IMS Global Standards, and the enhanced options we now have for you integrate with your data from other systems.

Session Objectives:
- Learn about how recent updates to the App Center and enhanced data exchange methods are better connecting Schoology with the tools and content you need
- Learn about how Schoology's partnership with and adoption of IMS Global Standards provides value for educators and learners

Presented by:
Jonathan Berg
Director, Product Management
Schoology
New York, NY

Jonathan Berg is a Product Manager at Schoology, focusing on areas of the platform including recources, portfolios, general navigation, and recent activity. Jonathan has been building and managing web and mobile products for 20 years.

Jorge Zunigas
Senior Product Manager
Schoology

Jorge Zuniga is a Product Manager at Schoology, focusing on App Integrations and the App Center. Jorge has been managing product and system integrations for over 8 years.



















Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
Glimmer 5

10:30am

API Works! Getting Started with the Schoology API (Workshop, 75 min)
This will be a hands-on workshop to make the API work for you, instead of the other way around! It will begin with an overview of APIs in general, then the Schoology API and documentation. A real-world example of the API in action will show how instructors register accounts, request or create groups/courses, and and even provision enrollments from SIS data - all through a self-service portal powered by the API. This is an interactive session and you will be asked to roll-up your sleeves and code, using sample scripts provided. Participants will return home with working code and a path to implementing custom solutions with the Schoology API.

Session Objectives:
Participants will:
- Review Schoology API documentation and understand the benefits of using APIs.
- Observe a real-world example of an eLearning portal leveraging the Schoology API.
- Develop solutions using creative problem solving to empower users and build operational efficiencies using the Schoology API.
- Create and take-away a PHP web service that connects to the Schoology API for use in their own school environment.
- Learn what questions to ask themselves and their stakeholders to ensure the designed solution is aligned to their needs.

Presented by:
Phil Abi-Najm
Enterprise Solutions Architect
Department of Defense Education Activity
Alexandria, VA

Phil Abi-Najm is a credentialed Project Management Professional (PMP), with over 16 years of battle-hardened IT service experience, currently serving as a PM and Enterprise Solutions Architect for the Department of Defense Education Activity.

Jonathan Barkand
Instructional Designer
Department of Defense Education Activity

Jonathan Barkand is an Instructional Designer for the Virtual School at the Department of Defense Education Activity, having spent the previous 8 years creating and administering content for K-12, Higher Education, and Professional Development.


Bradley Kemp
Senior Instructional Designer
Schoology

Bradley is a 3rd generation teacher and proud to introduce Schoology to master educators across the world on a daily basis. He works with instructional directors to develop strategic adoption plans to ensure deep and meaningful integrations of technology into the curriculum, echoing the mantra Change is not an event, it is a process. Prior to his work at Schoology, he designed eLearning solutions for Fortune 500 companies and volunteered teaching music to kids in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to his passion for education, Kemp is an accomplished musician, film maker, and theater director, supported by the Jim Henson Foundation, New York State Council for The Arts, and Meet the Composer, among others. Bradley has a Bachelor’s degree from the New England Conservatory of Music.













Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
Flicker 3

10:30am

Creating Communities of Inquiry (Workshop, 75 min)
How can Schoology equip teachers to develop deep and meaningful learning in community? This hands-on workshop will explore principles of teaching that can engender a "community of inquiry" amongst students and faculty. Together, we will explore evidence based methods of application for the teacher's individual context. To enjoy the full learning experience, attendees are encouraged to bring their own device (BYOD).

Session Objectives:
- Apply evidence based principles of creating “communities of inquiry” to a personalized context.


Presented by:

Justin Harbin
Assistant Professor, Instructional Designer
Lancaster Bible College
Lancaster, PA

Justin is a third generation teacher who is passionate about becoming the best teacher he can be and equipping others to do the same. After spending six years as a high school history teacher, he and his family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to teach and assist faculty as an instructional designer at Lancaster Bible College. Justin holds a Masters in Secondary Education from Villanova University and a Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive History Education from Northland International University.

William Illingworth
Systems Administrator, Instructional Technologist
Lancaster Bible College

William is an educator by heart with years of experience in event management, teaching, and computer maintenance. He began his teaching career in the martial arts, becoming an instructor at his master’s school in 2008. With his Bachelor of Science in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Lancaster Bible College completed, he is currently seeking a Post-baccalaureate Certificate in Educational Technology Integration on his way to his Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology at Penn State University. He strives to provide excellent training, teaching, and learning experiences for himself and his students in all contexts.





Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
Flicker 1

10:30am

Schoology Life Saver: Individualized Learning Experience for At Risk Students (Lecture, 45 min)
One of the most difficult aspects of teaching is differentiating lessons for students based on their abilities. In this session, we will look at ways to use Schoology to create individualized courses for students. These courses can meet IEP requirements, build student self-esteem, and allow for less “pull out” from the regular education classroom. Examples of courses I created this year for two of my students in the regular fifth grade classroom: one student on a first grade reading and math level and one student on a third grade reading first grade math level. These students were able to work alongside their fifth grade peers without feeling embarrassed about their lower level abilities. I saw their self-esteem soar as the school year progressed. We will also look at some great FREE resources where you can find content to build these differentiated courses.

Session Objectives:
1) To see how Schoology can be used to create differentiated courses for students
2) To learn to work smarter, not harder while meeting students’ individual needs
3) To gather resources to help in building the courses.


Presented by:
Melissa Riggs
1:1 iPad 5th Grade Teacher
Falcon School District
Peyton, CO

I am in my 21st year teaching elementary students and I currently teach in a 1-to-1 iPad classroom of 5th graders. I love how technology can be used to engage some of the most reluctant learners.

























Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
Glimmer 1/2

10:30am

Panel Discussion: Professional Development
Hear four different approaches from Schoology community leaders for improving professional learning and development.


Moderated by:
Brian Green 
Online Professional Learning Specialist 
Falcon School District
Peyton, CO 

As Online Professional Learning Specialist, Brian Green is the senior practitioner who pioneers fully virtual and blended learning opportunities for students, educators, and leaders.


Panelists:
Matthew McArthur
Virtual School Teacher
Aldine ISD
Houston, TX

Matt is dedicated to increasing the engagement of students and staff by blending technology into the classroom with sound pedagogy, and he has worked with 1000's of educators to help them do the same.

Joe Sarnes
Technology Integration Specialist
Perrysburg Public Schools
Perrysburg, OH

Joe was a classroom teacher for 20 years and is now in his forth year as a District Technology Integration Specialist. He has bee integral in leading a 1:1 rollout for grades 5-12 and adoption of Schoology as an LMS.

Angela Fransen
Digital Learning Coordinator
St Louis Park Public Schools
St Louis Park, MN

Angela Fransen is a Digital Learning Coordinator in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Twenty years of digital leadership and middle school classroom experience is encouraging educators towards digital confidence in an era when trends change with the wind.

Angie Heath
Gifted Intervention Facilitator
Westerville City School District
Westerville, OH

As a Lead Instructor, Angie utilizes innovative technology initiatives within her K-5 gifted education position to provide continuous development of resources, technology integration, and curricular opportunities to district staff and students.

Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
Glimmer 3/4

10:30am

Taking the Leap: Going from a Pilot Class of 30 to District of 12,000 in Six Months (Lecture, 45 min)
With a group of teachers at each grade level acting as change agents, our school district adopted, immersed and bought into an entirely new way in which to measure learning. We'll show you how one school district went from an archaic grade book and no teacher web presence to an entire learning management system within both a 1:1 and BYOD environment. This is an interactive, discussion based session on how to create an environment that perpetuates growth, innovation and efficiency while taking the jump in a field that resists change.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will come away from 1) a step by step guide on how our district went from pilot to district implementation 2) our recommendations on how to scale a pilot program 3) what we've learned works early on vs. later in the implementation

Presented by:
Ron Keoleian
Technology Integration / Teacher
Troy School District
Troy, MI

Ron Keoleian has been an economics teacher for 12 years while also serving as the district technology integration specialist for the past 5 years. He's worked with building tech specialists to move the district completely into the Schoology world.

























Tuesday July 12, 2016 10:30am - 11:45am
Flicker 2

12:00pm

Lunch
Grab some food and make new friends! Look for themed tables to spark conversation and discover common interests.

Tuesday July 12, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Luster Gallerie

12:00pm

Writer's Bloc: Community Driven Thought Leadership and Literary Workshop
Grab your lunch and head to the Connection Lounge to join Dylan Rodgers, Schoology’s Creative Manager and Editor-in-Chief of the Schoology Exchange blog, for an open discussion of thought leadership, the power of publishing, and blogging best practices.

Tuesday July 12, 2016 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Luster Gallerie

1:30pm

Encore Presentation: Exploring Schoology's Managed Assessment Solution (Workshop, 75 min)
Assessments are a powerful tool used to inform instruction and increase student performance. Schoology’s new assessment solution allows educators to create teams to collaboratively develop formative and summative assessments, and then to distribute them to multiple course sections. You can then compare the data across the course, grade level, or district. Join Schoology Product and PD team members for this hands-on session, and be the first to experience this exciting new platform.

Session Objectives:
1) Be a student - take a Schoology Assessment.
2) Build a Assessment Question Bank.
3) Deliver an Assessment to multiple Courses/Students.
4) Analyze Assessment Data.


Presented by:
Lori Collier
Professional Development Specialist
Schoology
New York, NY

Lori Collier has a variety of experience in both the K-12 and higher ed setting. She has more than 12 years of experience planning and conducting professional development for K-12 teachers, technology coordinators, and school administrators. Before joining Schoology, Lori spent time as a Software Specialist at an Information Technology Center in Ohio, where she planned implementations and rollouts of electronic gradebooks, attendance tracking and worked with member districts aligning graded items to the State Standards, National ISTE Standards and Common Core Standards. Lori also worked for a number of years at the University of Mount Union as in instructor for pre-service teachers, teaching them how to integrate technology into their future classrooms. Lori graduated from The University of Akron, MA in Education, Instructional Technology, BSBA – Marketing, MSBA – Advertising.

Kelsey Collins
Associate Product Marketing Manager
Schoology

Kelsey joined the Schoology team after completing her BA in International Politics & Economics from Middlebury College in Vermont. Starting out as a Client Advisor on the Support Team, she has since held multifunctional positions as a Product Documentation Specialist and Trainer. In her current position on the Product Marketing team, she is part of the team responsible for running Schoology beta usability programs and creating the messaging and positioning for new features.



















Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Glimmer 5

1:30pm

Harnessing the Power of Schoology to Strengthen the Home-to-School Connection (Workshop, 75 min)
Research shows that when families are involved in a child’s education, test scores are higher, attendance is better, and students have a more positive attitude. Dr. Joyce Epstein of Johns Hopkins University has developed a framework that outlines six different types of parent involvement. This framework can assist educators in developing or strengthening school and family partnership programs. In this session, participants will become familiar with Dr. Epstein’s framework and collaboratively devise ideas for developing school and family partnership programs harnessing the power of Schoology.

Session Objectives:
1) Discuss and begin to recognize Epstein’s research-based types of parent involvement.
2) Develop connections between Epsteins’ Six Types of Parent Involvement and the ways Schoology can enhance these home to school partnerships.
3) Examine and brainstorm examples for utilizing Schoology with parents or guardians.
4) Create an informal action plan to take your new learning back to your organization to share or implement.



Presented by:
Sandy Sundine
Professional Development
Schoology
New York, NY

Sandy is a National Board Certified Teacher of Mathematics who taught math at both the middle and high school levels for 32 years. She’s spent the last 6 years as the Instructional Technology Coordinator at the second largest high school in Colorado, during which time she coordinated the creation of a new STEAM wing and implemented new philosophies and teaching strategies of instructional content into the STEAM curriculum. She’s also developed and taught district courses face-to-face, focused on best practices in the classroom; implemented, organized, and taught multiple instructional technology staff development sessions; and developed and taught District Online Professional Development courses, including courses to integrate Blended Learning in the classroom. Sandy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Math and her Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, in addition to multiple certificates for Middle and High School Math and her Principal’s License. A Schoology Ambassador and Contract Trainer, Sandy has presented at the Colorado Council Teachers of Mathematics and at TIE, the Technology in Education conference.



Gina Hartman
Learning and Innovation Manager
Schoology

Gina Hartman, Ed.S. (Schoology Learning & Innovation Manager) is based in Missouri and she wears many educational leadership hats and has a variety of experience in both the K-12 and higher education setting. She has around 15 years of experience working in a large public school district in Missouri as a teacher and district instructional technology specialist. She has over 8 years of experience at the higher-education level designing and teaching courses for two universities. Gina has been recognized in the Midwest and St. Louis area as an educational leader and spotlight presenter and she is a recipient of the ISTE Making IT Happen Award. She has presented at numerous state and national educational conferences for over 10 years. She is currently seeking her doctorate degree in education and is an active school board member where she resides in the "Show-Me State". Feel free to connect with @ghartman on Twitter!



















Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Glimmer 1/2

1:30pm

Thinking Outside of the Box when Supporting Your Schoology Users (Lecture, 45 min)
Schoology is often labeled as a quick-to-learn, easy-to-use tool for instructors and students. But, sometimes your staff may not see it that way, especially if they are new to Schoology or using technology in the classroom. Supporting your staff goes beyond just fixing technical issues. It involves ongoing product education focused on engaging students in Schoology courses. Spend time with some of our Schoology team members to explore different avenues of communication and support that go beyond the traditional email or support ticket. Learn ways to empower and celebrate your early adopters to provide additional support to your whole organization.

Session Objectives:
1) Discuss the benefits of using Groups to support teams of staff members.
2) Create a Schoology Resource App for collecting information.
3) Develop a plan for not only supporting your staff, but continually expanding their knowledge of Schoology.


Presented by:
Alison Love
Implementation Specialist
Schoology
New York, NY

Alison works cohesively with a diverse group of stakeholders at school districts worldwide to ensure a smooth implementation of the Schoology platform. A former teacher, Alison worked in Atlanta Public Schools as a Teach for America Corps Member. She later transitioned to teaching math at Achievement First Charter Network in Brooklyn, New York.
Alison holds an MA in Art of Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Psychology from Washington and Lee University.

Katie Eck
Professional Development Specialist
Schoology

Katie has enjoyed a dynamic professional development career spanning K-12, secondary and corporate education technology organizations. Katie has more than 16 years of experience leading online professional development programs. Accomplished teacher trainer for industry-leading learning management systems including Schoology, Blackboard and Desire2Learn. Katie Eck was an Online Professional Development Coordinator for the largest district in Colorado (85K students), Jeffco Public Schools from 2009-2014, managing online PD content development and serving as a Schoology trainer. Previously, she managed several federally-funded online PD programs for Rocky Mountain PBS such as PBS Mathline and PBS Teacherline. Before entering the world of teacher professional development, she worked on education policy issues as a legislative aid for a US Congressman. Katie has an MA in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University; and a BA in Political Science from Trinity University.



















Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Glimmer 6/7

1:30pm

Transform Your Course for Intergenerational Learners (Workshop, 75 min)
"This ain't your grandparent's school!"

As Baby-Boomers are retiring, their desire to continue their learning has grown along with the Greatest Generation (those in their 80s and 90s). Hebrew College's Me'ah (Hebrew for 100) program is for people who wish to continue their learning. For over 8 years, the program has serviced hundreds of adult learners in the greater Boston Area. This year, we piloted an online version of the program using Schoology to take the program nationally and globally. Many discoveries were made, including how many of Schoology's features enabled us to meet the needs of the learners. This session will talk about the process of how to pilot an online program to the atypical market segment and what learnings can be applied to piloting online programs - from conception, design, and launch. Do you have a pilot that can involve using Schoology? Come join, share, and collaborate in the discussion and learning!

Session Objectives:
1) Learn the process of launching a pilot program to a unique market segment
2) Identify what steps are necessary in the design
3) Share ideas and find opportunities to collaborate with peers from within your institution and others
4) Identify what tools in Schoology are helpful to use with the unique market segment.

Presented by:
Ariel Margolis
Director of Online Learning
Hebrew College
Newton Centre, MA

Ariel Margolis joined Hebrew College in 2014 as director of Makor, director of Online Learning, and instructor in special education at the Shoolman Graduate School of Jewish Education.

























Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Flicker 1

1:30pm

From Consumer to Creator: Developing Apps for Schoology Using the API (Workshop, 75 min)
One of Schoology's most often overlooked features is the App Platform and Developer API. In this session, I will talk about how I went from a user of Schoology to an App developer. I will share the methods, tools and learning resources that turned me from a teacher into a developer in just under a year.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will come away with:
1) An understanding of the Schoology Developer Platform and API
2) A list of ideas of what the Schoology API can and can't do.
2) Tips on how to get started on developing a Schoology App

Presented by:
Adriaan van der Bergh
Technology Coordinator
International School of Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf, Germany

As a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and IT professional, Adriaan has lead innovation in technology and pedagogy within schools in South Africa, Thailand, South Korea and Germany.

























Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Flicker 3

1:30pm

Taking it Personally with Schoology (Workshop, 75 min)
First, through physical movement and through drawing, attendees will map their use of the Internet, and of Schoology. Based upon research from David White and Stephen Downes, attendees will learn the benefits of creating personal learning centers, what White calls residency, in a web-connected world. Second, attendees will come to learn that Schoology, an adaptive and evolving cloud-based learning platform, can be more than a learning management system. Schoology can evolve into an individual's personal learning center. Third, we will discuss and illustrate ways Schoology supports personal learning. Examples will include, but not be limited to, Schoology's Blog, Media Albums, Groups, and Portfolios. Next, attendees will discuss how this insight can be transferred to learners in their schools and classrooms. There is tremendous benefit in knowing how learners use the tools at their disposal. Finally, we will discuss differences between digital literacy and digital fluency; knowing when and why to use a digital tool is different than knowing how to use the digital tool. This information, along with comparing and contrasting Schoology maps helps educators create innovative ways to increase engagement and empowerment through the usage of Schoology.

Session Objectives:
Attendees will be immersed in active, engaging learning experiences that will offer personal learning insight, as well as, strategies for classroom implementation. (ISTE-T.2 Develop Digital Age Learning Experiences, ISTE-T.3 Model Digital Age Learning, ISTE-T.4 Promote Digital Responsibility, and ISTE-T.5 Engage in Professional Growth.
Attendees, through reflection and Internet mapping, will gain an understanding of using Schoology as a platform for personal learning. (ISTE-T.3 Digital learning)
Attendees will leave with at least two engaging strategies for gaining insight into learner preferences when using Schoology. (ISTE-T.1 Inspire Student Learning)
Attendees will be able to contrast digital literacy and digital fluency. (ISTE-T.1 Facilitate Student Learning, ISTE-T.5 Engage in Professional Learning)

Presented by:
Robert Schuetz
Technology Coordinator
Palatine High School - THSD-211
Palatine, IL

Bob is a NBCT, and Technology Coordinator at Palatine High School. A Schoology Ambassador, Bob was named Educator of the Year by Schoology in 2015. His reflections and contributions to learning can be found at “Nocking the Arrow”.

























Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Glimmer 3/4

1:30pm

Where Do Your Micro-credentials Live?: Build Your PD House with Schoology (Lecture, 45 min)
Explore how Lake County Schools developed a district wide system of micro-credentialing using Schoology to enable authentic professional learning, empower teachers, and deliver personalized PD. Learn about the growing pains and successes that may help inform your own implementation of micro-credentialing.


Session Objectives:
Participants will be able 1) to define and describe a successful micro-credentialing system 2) Identify potential barriers and mitigation strategies 3) Describe the process of implementing a micro-credentialing system via Schoology 4) Determine inputs that lead to a successful implementation

Presented by:
Kellie Beck
Technical Trainer
Lake County School District
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL

I am a graduate of FSU, where I earned my Bachelor's in Math Ed. This is my 10th year with Lake County Schools, the last 6 of which I spent as an Innovative Learning Specialist supporting Tech Integration and Personalized Learning for the district.

Melissa Broker
Innovative Learning Specialist
Lake County School District

I earned a B.A. in Education and a M.S. in Reading from the SUNY at Cortland. I’ve been with LCS 11+ years as a media/tech specialist, computer teacher and ILS. I’ve also worked in the private sector as an ed tech trainer and content technologist.



















Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Flicker 2

2:45pm

LockDown Browser: Protect the Integrity of Online Tests (Sponsor session)
Learn how you can easily prevent cheating and protect content during Schoology tests! This session discusses key challenges with online testing in K-12 environments and presents a cost-effective way to deter cheating. You’ll see how LockDown Browser prevents students from printing, copying, and accessing other applications during proctored tests – and how it seamlessly integrates with Schoology for use with Windows, Mac, and iOS devices. We’ll also share best practices from some of the 1000 institutions that use LockDown Browser.

Presented by:
Arie Sowers
Senior Product Specialist
Respondus, Inc.
Redmond, WA

Arie Sowers is a Senior Product Specialist with Respondus, Inc. She works with faculty and administrators to ensure successful implementation of Respondus applications within their online testing programs. Arie has led hundreds of presentations and training sessions for administrators and instructors on best practices for using online testing technologies within educational institutions.

























Tuesday July 12, 2016 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Glitter

3:00pm

Break
Tuesday July 12, 2016 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Luster Gallerie

3:30pm

Encore Presentation: Combining Schoology with Google Apps to Improve Learning and Collaboration (Workshop, 75 min)
Google, Google, Google! Learn how to merge the power of Google with the versatility of Schoology. Participants will learn how both instructors and students can easily access live Google content from anywhere in the Schoology platform. We will look at using Google Drive (in both the web and IOS versions) to create assignments and collect student work that results in a paperless, organized workflow. In addition, learn how to embed Google Presentations and Forms to enhance your instruction.

Session Objectives:
1) Install and Connect the Google Drive Resource App in Schoology.
2) Understand the workflow of moving Google content to Courses and Resource Collections from Schoology Resources.
3) Create, edit, and delete Google files from within Schoology.
4) Collect student work created in Google Apps and grade both live and static versions.
5) Embed Google Forms, Slides, Docs, and more into the Schoology Rich Text Editor.


Presented by:
Katie Eck
Professional Development Specialist
Schoology
New York, NY

Katie has enjoyed a dynamic professional development career spanning K-12, secondary and corporate education technology organizations. Katie has more than 16 years of experience leading online professional development programs. Accomplished teacher trainer for industry-leading learning management systems including Schoology, Blackboard and Desire2Learn. Katie Eck was an Online Professional Development Coordinator for the largest district in Colorado (85K students), Jeffco Public Schools from 2009-2014, managing online PD content development and serving as a Schoology trainer. Previously, she managed several federally-funded online PD programs for Rocky Mountain PBS such as PBS Mathline and PBS Teacherline. Before entering the world of teacher professional development, she worked on education policy issues as a legislative aid for a US Congressman. Katie has an MA in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University; and a BA in Political Science from Trinity University.

Joseph Vassallo
Professional Development Specialist
Schoology

Joe entered the field of public education in 2011 after serving eight years in the United States Marine Corps. As a classroom Social Studies teacher, he planned and delivered educational technology professional development to teachers and administrators in his New Jersey school district, as well as researching, testing, and implementing the use of educational technology in classrooms, which were adopted through PLCs. A Google Certified Educator, Joe received his BA from Rutgers University in Political Science and his MA in Social Studies Education from New York University. In his spare time Joe enjoys watching movies, playing the guitar, and rooting for his hometown Jets, Yankees, and Rangers.



















Tuesday July 12, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Glimmer 5

3:30pm

One Hour for Schoology Training - Help! (Workshop, 75 min)
How many people have been in the situation where your administrator says, “Hey we have some time - can you spend an hour with the instructors on that new Schoology program we have?” Sometimes this happens when first starting to use the system; other times it happens after the system has been in place for a while. Learn the tried-and-true way to deliver Schoology training to your staff with a minimal amount of time. We will discuss training tips and tricks in face-to-face, remote, and online self-paced training situations. Sample materials will be provided, and participants should come prepared to develop a continuing education plan for Schoology.

Session Objectives:
1) Develop an effective one-hour Schoology training.
2) Discover best practices for delivering any Schoology training.
3) Create hands-on activities and checks for understanding to complement any Schoology training session.
4) Develop a plan for continuing education around the Schoology platform.


Presented by:
Lisa Rudge
Director of Professional Development
Schoology
New York, NY

In her role as the Director of Professional Development at Schoology, Lisa manages a team of trainers and professional development specialists, as well as the documentation and instructional design teams, and has worked on multiple initiatives to ensure clients are highly knowledgeable and self-sufficient on the Schoology platform. Additionally, Lisa consults with organizations to plan and execute their Professional Development strategies. Prior to her time at Schoology, Lisa managed and directed multiple Implementation and Training departments over 14 years years in the field. Lisa has extensive experience conducting a variety of trainings and professional development sessions for various roles within an organization, and in consulting with districts on best practices for tracking standards and implementing standards-based grading. Before her time in Professional Development, Lisa was a High School Math and Business Teacher in the state of Michigan. Lisa has a BA in Mathematics and Business Administration from Adrian College in Michigan.

Julianne Treadwell
Instructional Designer
Schoology

As an Instructional Designer at Schoology, Julianne applies the principles of adult learning theories and methodologies to developing web-based training programs in support of Schoology users. She is fluent in Spanish and assists with international and translation projects across various departments, as well. Julianne has been with Schoology almost from the start, beginning as a Support Analyst before moving to Quality Assurance, Implementation, and finally the Instructional Design team. She enjoys drawing on the user stories she’s gathered during her four years with Schoology so that participants in her courses can see how the lessons she's teaching will be useful in their day-to-day application of Schoology.



















Tuesday July 12, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Glimmer 6/7

3:30pm

Strengthen Rigor and Relevance Using Schoology (Workshop, 75 min)
The summer is a great time to reflect on what went well and what didn’t over the last school year. What could you do differently to extend the thinking of your students? Dr. Ruben Puentedura has designed a model to help educators reflect and integrate technology in more rigorous and relevant ways to redefine learning for students. In this session, participants will become familiar with Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR Model and see examples of utilizing Schoology at each level. Participants will also be challenged to let their creative sides run wild as they develop a plan to Modify and Redefine some of their current Schoology lessons or build new ones.

Session Objectives:
1) Evaluate lessons and determine what level they align to in the SAMR Technology Integration model.
2) Create authentic, engaging activities and assessments that are aligned to the SAMR Model.
3) Redesign Schoology course materials in order to reach the Modification and Redefinition levels in the SAMR Model.
4) Enhance your list of sites, software packages, and apps that support various curricular objectives.


Presented by:
Gina Hartman
Learning and Innovation Manager
Schoology
New York, NY

Gina Hartman, Ed.S. (Schoology Learning & Innovation Manager) is based in Missouri and she wears many educational leadership hats and has a variety of experience in both the K-12 and higher education setting. She has around 15 years of experience working in a large public school district in Missouri as a teacher and district instructional technology specialist. She has over 8 years of experience at the higher-education level designing and teaching courses for two universities. Gina has been recognized in the Midwest and St. Louis area as an educational leader and spotlight presenter and she is a recipient of the ISTE Making IT Happen Award. She has presented at numerous state and national educational conferences for over 10 years. She is currently seeking her doctorate degree in education and is an active school board member where she resides in the "Show-Me State". Feel free to connect with @ghartman on Twitter!

Bradley Kemp
Senior Instructional Designer
Schoology

Bradley Kem​p hosts ​​Schoology's monthly LEAP Webinar and moderates Schoology's Enterprise Leadership group​. As an instructional designer at Schoology he develops courses and videos to help learners grow at their own pace.

Brad has developed and designed eLearning for over 10 years, previously presenting at the eLearning Guild's DevCon and BYOL conferences. While not designing instruction, he composes music and directs films which have been funded by the​ Jim Henson​ ​Foundation, Meet the Composer,​ The American Music Center, NYSCA and others. He credits his passion for education to his family's three generations of music teachers.



















Tuesday July 12, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Flicker 3

3:30pm

Bacon-Wrapped Data (Workshop, 75 min)
Easily-collected, instantly usable, actually effectual data...something we all want...just like bacon.

Session Objectives:
1. Using Schoology, and other tech, see how easy it is to collect reliable data from rigorous, aligned assessments
2. Breaking that data down and analyzing each class, and each student
3. Refining student skills with the collected and analyzed data, using Schoology

Presented by:
Rus Bass Ehler
English Teacher
Juarez HS, City of Chicago, D299
Chicago, IL

Mr. Bass Ehler has taught in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood for 13 years. He has taught all four levels and and currently teaches freshmen. He lives in the Lakeview neighborhood with his wife, Karyn, and two children, Sam and Noa.

























Tuesday July 12, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Flicker 1

3:30pm

Schoology - The Netflix for Education (Lecture, 45 min)
Imagine Netflix being a model for a learning ecosystem in Schoology. That means, whenever students choose, they could pay for and immediately access a course just as easily as so many of us queue up our favorite shows on Netflix. Then, imagine faculty involvement isn’t necessary to confirm course requirements have been met. It’s all possible in Schoology. Combining their open API integration and course set-up functions with thoughtful educational design, you can create on demand learning.

In this session,
1. Learn benefits of implementing an on demand learning ecosystem as well as and potential impediments of implementation
2. Walk through a model that includes information for initiating and planning for:
· Using Schoology’s open API to integrate with your other systems like registration and evaluation
· Implementing an educational design for creating a (or converting an existing) course to run without faculty

Session Objectives:
Attendee key take-aways will be:
· Educational design checklist including instructional feedback, reflection activities, and post-test remediation.

· Project management checklist including requirements, use cases, and stakeholders.



Presented by:
Sara Stuever
Project Manager
Oncology Nursing Society
Pittsburgh, PA

As a project manager at Oncology Nursing Society, Sara Stuever manages projects, people, and process for instructional design, system process, and change management. There should be a Venn diagram for this!

Kristin Walsh
Project Manager
Oncology Nursing Society

As a project manager for ONS, Kristin Walsh leads process change and spearheads software discovery, selection, and implementation for the Education Department.



















Tuesday July 12, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Flicker 2

3:30pm

Top Strategies for Sifting, Synthesizing and Curating FREE Digital Content Like a Pro (Workshop, 75 min)
Content is key when it comes to succeeding in implementing a blended learning classroom. The right online text, video or multimedia clip guides self-directed student learning. However, curating is an art and specialty that Library Media Specialists are trained and apply to professionally curated collections of books and eResources in their libraries. As teachers begin integrating resources into their blended learning courses, the art of curation, especially Open Educational Resources, can make the difference between an excellent, interactive lesson and the equivalent of a digital worksheet. Expert curation means knowing the criteria and strategies for aggregating, sifting, and selecting the best resources. Open Educational Resources are not free if you pay a service to aggregate for you - nor are they personalized. Learn the strategies to maximize the use of free, online content - and then hire your Library Media Specialist to help support you.

Session Objectives:
In this session attendees will come away with the following: 1) Digital Materials Selection Procedure; 2) Step-by-step guide on mashing-up services to curate content; 3) Time to apply their skills and browse, sift, sort, synthesize and curate content for one unit; 4) Use tagging in Schoology to add to resources; 5) Workshop-in-a-box for Library Media Specialists who want to turn-key training for their teachers.

Presented by:
Fran Kompar
Library Media Services Coordinator, Prof. Learning Specialist
Cooperative Educational Services - Regional Service Center in CT
Greenwich, CT

Library Media Services Coordinator, K-12, Professional Learning Specialist, Curriculum Developer, Schoology Ambassador, certified in Google Apps, Nearpod, Leading efforts to Innovate the School Library.

























Tuesday July 12, 2016 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Glimmer 1/2

5:00pm

Happy Hour in the NEXT Connection Lounge
Enjoy a drink and celebrate the end of Day 2 with new friends and our partners.
Whether you’re looking for a seat to recharge or you’re looking to connect with an innovative education professional like yourself, the NEXT Connection Lounge is your spot at Schoology NEXT. With interactive displays and networking opportunities, you can gain new insights from peers and learn more about what makes Schoology so unique—our diverse, collaborative and innovative community of educators.

 

Tuesday July 12, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Luster Gallerie
 
Wednesday, July 13
 

7:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday July 13, 2016 7:00am - 8:30am
Luster Gallerie

8:00am

Sponsor Lounges Open
Wednesday July 13, 2016 8:00am - 11:30am
Luster Gallerie

8:30am

Tim Urban Keynote
Wednesday July 13, 2016 8:30am - 9:15am
Sparkle

9:15am

Closing remarks, 2017 ticket raffle, and Educator of the Year awards
Stick around as we announce the lucky winner of 2017 NEXT tickets, the Educator, Administrator, and Ambassador of the Year awards, and some closing remarks from the Schoology team.

Wednesday July 13, 2016 9:15am - 9:30am
Sparkle

9:30am

Encore Presentation: One Hour for Schoology Training - Help! (Workshop, 75 min)
How many people have been in the situation where your administrator says, “Hey we have some time - can you spend an hour with the instructors on that new Schoology program we have?” Sometimes this happens when first starting to use the system; other times it happens after the system has been in place for a while. Learn the tried-and-true way to deliver Schoology training to your staff with a minimal amount of time. We will discuss training tips and tricks in face-to-face, remote, and online self-paced training situations. Sample materials will be provided, and participants should come prepared to develop a continuing education plan for Schoology.

Session Objectives:
1) Develop an effective one-hour Schoology training.
2) Discover best practices for delivering any Schoology training.
3) Create hands-on activities and checks for understanding to complement any Schoology training session.
4) Develop a plan for continuing education around the Schoology platform.


Presented by:
Lisa Rudge
Director of Professional Development
Schoology
New York, NY

In her role as the Director of Professional Development at Schoology, Lisa manages a team of trainers and professional development specialists, as well as the documentation and instructional design teams, and has worked on multiple initiatives to ensure clients are highly knowledgeable and self-sufficient on the Schoology platform. Additionally, Lisa consults with organizations to plan and execute their Professional Development strategies. Prior to her time at Schoology, Lisa managed and directed multiple Implementation and Training departments over 14 years years in the field. Lisa has extensive experience conducting a variety of trainings and professional development sessions for various roles within an organization, and in consulting with districts on best practices for tracking standards and implementing standards-based grading. Before her time in Professional Development, Lisa was a High School Math and Business Teacher in the state of Michigan. Lisa has a BA in Mathematics and Business Administration from Adrian College in Michigan.

Julianne Treadwell
Instructional Designer
Schoology

As an Instructional Designer at Schoology, Julianne applies the principles of adult learning theories and methodologies to developing web-based training programs in support of Schoology users. She is fluent in Spanish and assists with international and translation projects across various departments, as well. Julianne has been with Schoology almost from the start, beginning as a Support Analyst before moving to Quality Assurance, Implementation, and finally the Instructional Design team. She enjoys drawing on the user stories she’s gathered during her four years with Schoology so that participants in her courses can see how the lessons she's teaching will be useful in their day-to-day application of Schoology.



















Wednesday July 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Glimmer 3/4

9:30am

Encore Presentation: Using External Tools within Schoology (Lecture, 45 min)
Within Schoology there is a Material type called File/Link/External Tool, but just what is an External Tool? Schoology’s External Tool feature is used to set up LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) integrations, which allow users to access web-based resources within Schoology. This session explores what you need to do to configure an integration for a product that is LTI-compatible, how to configure it, and finally takes a look at how it works within a course for instructors.

Session Objectives:
1) Discuss why LTI resources can be a valuable addition to your Schoology environment.
2) Understand what questions to ask your resource provider to see if External Tools is an option.
3) Review the steps for configuring LTI resources to gain an understanding of what information is needed.
4) Learn how to use External Tools in courses.


Presented by:
Peter Keating
Business Development Analyst
Schoology
New York, NY

Peter began his Schoology adventure as an intern in the summer of 2013. We liked him so much we brought him back immediately after he finished his BA in Economics from Boston College the following year. Peter attended the same high school as founders Jeremy and Bill, and his interest was piqued when he heard about the amazing things they were building in the world of education. As the son of an educator Peter has always had a passion for the field education, and was excited when his mother recently became a Schoology user in his family’s home district in Connecticut! Peter works on the Schoology Business Development team, focused on how Schoology integrates with 3rd party vendors.

Alison Love
Implementation Specialist
Schoology

Alison works cohesively with a diverse group of stakeholders at school districts worldwide to ensure a smooth implementation of the Schoology platform. A former teacher, Alison worked in Atlanta Public Schools as a Teach for America Corps Member. She later transitioned to teaching math at Achievement First Charter Network in Brooklyn, New York.
Alison holds an MA in Art of Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Psychology from Washington and Lee University.



















Wednesday July 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Glimmer 6/7

9:30am

Unconference Session TBD
Did you attend the first two days of NEXT, but not get a chance to talk about some topic you're dying to learn more about? Lead your own session at the Schoology NEXT Unconference! Participants will meet at 9am to organize sessions and then break into rooms. Join for one or both sessions!

Wednesday July 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Flicker 1

9:30am

Unconference Session TBD
Did you attend the first two days of NEXT, but not get a chance to talk about some topic you're dying to learn more about? Lead your own session at the Schoology NEXT Unconference! Participants will meet at 9am to organize sessions and then break into rooms. Join for one or both sessions!

Wednesday July 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Flicker 2

9:30am

Unconference Session TBD
Did you attend the first two days of NEXT, but not get a chance to talk about some topic you're dying to learn more about? Lead your own session at the Schoology NEXT Unconference! Participants will meet at 9am to organize sessions and then break into rooms. Join for one or both sessions!

Wednesday July 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Flicker 3

9:30am

Unconference Session TBD
Did you attend the first two days of NEXT, but not get a chance to talk about some topic you're dying to learn more about? Lead your own session at the Schoology NEXT Unconference! Participants will meet at 9am to organize sessions and then break into rooms. Join for one or both sessions!

Wednesday July 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Facet

9:30am

Unconference Session TBD
Did you attend the first two days of NEXT, but not get a chance to talk about some topic you're dying to learn more about? Lead your own session at the Schoology NEXT Unconference! Participants will meet at 9am to organize sessions and then break into rooms. Join for one or both sessions!

Wednesday July 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:30am
Glitter

9:30am

Encore Presentation: Exploring Schoology's Managed Assessment Solution (Workshop, 75 min)
Assessments are a powerful tool used to inform instruction and increase student performance. Schoology’s new assessment solution allows educators to create teams to collaboratively develop formative and summative assessments, and then to distribute them to multiple course sections. You can then compare the data across the course, grade level, or district. Join Schoology Product and PD team members for this hands-on session, and be the first to experience this exciting new platform.

Session Objectives:
1) Be a student - take a Schoology Assessment.
2) Build a Assessment Question Bank.
3) Deliver an Assessment to multiple Courses/Students.
4) Analyze Assessment Data.


Presented by:
Lori Collier
Professional Development Specialist
Schoology
New York, NY

Lori Collier has a variety of experience in both the K-12 and higher ed setting. She has more than 12 years of experience planning and conducting professional development for K-12 teachers, technology coordinators, and school administrators. Before joining Schoology, Lori spent time as a Software Specialist at an Information Technology Center in Ohio, where she planned implementations and rollouts of electronic gradebooks, attendance tracking and worked with member districts aligning graded items to the State Standards, National ISTE Standards and Common Core Standards. Lori also worked for a number of years at the University of Mount Union as in instructor for pre-service teachers, teaching them how to integrate technology into their future classrooms. Lori graduated from The University of Akron, MA in Education, Instructional Technology, BSBA – Marketing, MSBA – Advertising.

Kelsey Collins
Associate Product Marketing Manager
Schoology

Kelsey joined the Schoology team after completing her BA in International Politics & Economics from Middlebury College in Vermont. Starting out as a Client Advisor on the Support Team, she has since held multifunctional positions as a Product Documentation Specialist and Trainer. In her current position on the Product Marketing team, she is part of the team responsible for running Schoology beta usability programs and creating the messaging and positioning for new features.



















Wednesday July 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Glimmer 5

9:30am

Encore Presentation: Reaching the Youngest Learners Through Schoology (Workshop, 75 min)
Schoology is a great tool for middle and high school students, but why stop there? There are a lot of exciting features in the product that you can use to reach the youngest learners in your organization, too. Join members of the Schoology PD team as they demonstrate simple and straightforward workflows, various strategies for incorporating audio/visual content, suggestions for communicating with parents, ideas for centers and small group work, and more!

Session Objectives:
1) Create content in Schoology appropriate for learners in grades K-2.
2) Develop strategies for reaching parents of elementary students.
3) Learn tips for using Schoology in centers, small group, and whole group instruction.

Presented by:
Sandy Sundine
Professional Development Specialist
Schoology
New York, NY

Sandy is a National Board Certified Teacher of Mathematics who taught math at both the middle and high school levels for 32 years. She’s spent the last 6 years as the Instructional Technology Coordinator at the second largest high school in Colorado, during which time she coordinated the creation of a new STEAM wing and implemented new philosophies and teaching strategies of instructional content into the STEAM curriculum. She’s also developed and taught district courses face-to-face, focused on best practices in the classroom; implemented, organized, and taught multiple instructional technology staff development sessions; and developed and taught District Online Professional Development courses, including courses to integrate Blended Learning in the classroom. Sandy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Math and her Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, in addition to multiple certificates for Middle and High School Math and her Principal’s License. A Schoology Ambassador and Contract Trainer, Sandy has presented at the Colorado Council Teachers of Mathematics and at TIE, the Technology in Education conference.

























Wednesday July 13, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Glimmer 1/2

9:30am

Product Lab
Visit Schoology's Product, Design, and Engineering teams in the Lab to explore new features and functionality in Schoology's platform and mobile apps.

Wednesday July 13, 2016 9:30am - 12:00pm
Product Lab

10:30am

Break
Wednesday July 13, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Luster Gallerie

11:00am

Encore Presentation: It Takes a Village - Learn About Ways It's Getting Easier to Connect Schoology With the Tools & Content You Need (Lecture, 45 min)
Learn how we’re enhancing the Schoology experience so you spend less time connecting and configuring, and more time on planning and delivering great education. We’ll share details on how we’re enhancing the App Center experience with a lot more apps, our commitment to IMS Global Standards, and the enhanced options we now have for you integrate with your data from other systems.

Session Objectives:
- Learn about how recent updates to the App Center and enhanced data exchange methods are better connecting Schoology with the tools and content you need
- Learn about how Schoology's partnership with and adoption of IMS Global Standards provides value for educators and learners

Presented by:
Jonathan Berg
Director, Product Management
Schoology
New York, NY

Jonathan Berg is a Product Manager at Schoology, focusing on areas of the platform including recources, portfolios, general navigation, and recent activity. Jonathan has been building and managing web and mobile products for 20 years.

Jorge Zunigas
Senior Product Manager
Schoology

Jorge Zuniga is a Product Manager at Schoology, focusing on App Integrations and the App Center. Jorge has been managing product and system integrations for over 8 years.



















Wednesday July 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Glimmer 6/7

11:00am

Encore Presentation: The Future of Mobile Learning with Schoology (Lecture, 45 min)
Learn about our latest release of Offline Access for Course Materials and get a view into our upcoming product roadmap for mobile. Get insight into the new way we are approaching the mobile experience and find out more about our plans to upgrade the user experience across our apps.

Session Objectives:
- Learn about the recent release of Offline Access for Course Materials, get insights into upcoming improvements, and see how your feedback has helped
- Learn about the future direction of the mobile experience

Presented by:
Andrew Lee
Director, Product Management
Schoology
New York, NY

Andrew Lee is a Product Manager at Schoology, focusing on innovations across the mobile app experiences for the iOS and Android platforms. Andrew has been managing digital products at NY-based TV, Ecommerce and Magazine companies for 20 years.

























Wednesday July 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Glimmer 1/2

11:00am

Encore Presentation: Thinking Outside of the Box when Supporting Your Schoology Users (Lecture, 45 min)
Schoology is often labeled as a quick-to-learn, easy-to-use tool for instructors and students. But, sometimes your staff may not see it that way, especially if they are new to Schoology or using technology in the classroom. Supporting your staff goes beyond just fixing technical issues. It involves ongoing product education focused on engaging students in Schoology courses. Spend time with some of our Schoology team members to explore different avenues of communication and support that go beyond the traditional email or support ticket. Learn ways to empower and celebrate your early adopters to provide additional support to your whole organization.

Session Objectives:
1) Discuss the benefits of using Groups to support teams of staff members.
2) Create a Schoology Resource App for collecting information.
3) Develop a plan for not only supporting your staff, but continually expanding their knowledge of Schoology.


Presented by:
Alison Love
Implementation Specialist
Schoology
New York, NY

Alison works cohesively with a diverse group of stakeholders at school districts worldwide to ensure a smooth implementation of the Schoology platform. A former teacher, Alison worked in Atlanta Public Schools as a Teach for America Corps Member. She later transitioned to teaching math at Achievement First Charter Network in Brooklyn, New York.
Alison holds an MA in Art of Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Psychology from Washington and Lee University.

Katie Eck
Professional Development Specialist
Schoology

Katie has enjoyed a dynamic professional development career spanning K-12, secondary and corporate education technology organizations. Katie has more than 16 years of experience leading online professional development programs. Accomplished teacher trainer for industry-leading learning management systems including Schoology, Blackboard and Desire2Learn. Katie Eck was an Online Professional Development Coordinator for the largest district in Colorado (85K students), Jeffco Public Schools from 2009-2014, managing online PD content development and serving as a Schoology trainer. Previously, she managed several federally-funded online PD programs for Rocky Mountain PBS such as PBS Mathline and PBS Teacherline. Before entering the world of teacher professional development, she worked on education policy issues as a legislative aid for a US Congressman. Katie has an MA in Educational Technology Leadership from George Washington University; and a BA in Political Science from Trinity University.



















Wednesday July 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Glimmer 5

11:00am

Schoology Ninja Battle (Lecture, 45 min)
The Schoology Ninja battle is ready to strike! In this rapid fire session,
members of the Schoology PD team and Schoology Ambassadors
will show you some of their favorite tips and tricks to ninja-fy the way you are utilizing Schoology. Don't miss out on this fun and energetic session, as they battle it out to become the next Schoology Grandmaster!

Session Objectives:
Collaborate with Schoology leaders while understanding their favorite features.
Discuss new uses for tried and true features.
Develop a list of favorite features to share with your instructors.

Presented by:
Gina Hartman
Learning and Innovation Manager
Schoology
New York, NY

Gina Hartman, Ed.S. (Schoology Learning & Innovation Manager) is based in Missouri and she wears many educational leadership hats and has a variety of experience in both the K-12 and higher education setting. She has around 15 years of experience working in a large public school district in Missouri as a teacher and district instructional technology specialist. She has over 8 years of experience at the higher-education level designing and teaching courses for two universities. Gina has been recognized in the Midwest and St. Louis area as an educational leader and spotlight presenter and she is a recipient of the ISTE Making IT Happen Award. She has presented at numerous state and national educational conferences for over 10 years. She is currently seeking her doctorate degree in education and is an active school board member where she resides in the "Show-Me State". Feel free to connect with @ghartman on Twitter!

Lori Collier
Senior Professional Development Specialist
Schoology

Lori Collier has a variety of experience in both the K-12 and higher ed setting. She has more than 12 years of experience planning and conducting professional development for K-12 teachers, technology coordinators, and school administrators. Before joining Schoology, Lori spent time as a Software Specialist at an Information Technology Center in Ohio, where she planned implementations and rollouts of electronic gradebooks, attendance tracking and worked with member districts aligning graded items to the State Standards, National ISTE Standards and Common Core Standards. Lori also worked for a number of years at the University of Mount Union as in instructor for pre-service teachers, teaching them how to integrate technology into their future classrooms. Lori graduated from The University of Akron, MA in Education, Instructional Technology, BSBA – Marketing, MSBA – Advertising.



















Wednesday July 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Glimmer 3/4

11:00am

Unconference Session TBD
Did you attend the first two days of NEXT, but not get a chance to talk about some topic you're dying to learn more about? Lead your own session at the Schoology NEXT Unconference! Participants will meet at 9am to organize sessions and then break into rooms. Join for one or both sessions!

Wednesday July 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Flicker 3

11:00am

Unconference Session TBD
Did you attend the first two days of NEXT, but not get a chance to talk about some topic you're dying to learn more about? Lead your own session at the Schoology NEXT Unconference! Participants will meet at 9am to organize sessions and then break into rooms. Join for one or both sessions!

Wednesday July 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Glitter

11:00am

Unconference Session TBD
Did you attend the first two days of NEXT, but not get a chance to talk about some topic you're dying to learn more about? Lead your own session at the Schoology NEXT Unconference! Participants will meet at 9am to organize sessions and then break into rooms. Join for one or both sessions!

Wednesday July 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Facet

11:00am

Unconference Session TBD
Did you attend the first two days of NEXT, but not get a chance to talk about some topic you're dying to learn more about? Lead your own session at the Schoology NEXT Unconference! Participants will meet at 9am to organize sessions and then break into rooms. Join for one or both sessions!

Wednesday July 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Flicker 1

11:00am

Unconference Session TBD
Did you attend the first two days of NEXT, but not get a chance to talk about some topic you're dying to learn more about? Lead your own session at the Schoology NEXT Unconference! Participants will meet at 9am to organize sessions and then break into rooms. Join for one or both sessions!

Wednesday July 13, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
Flicker 2