The TIE Board of Directors is pleased to offer for the second year in a row a virtual strand of sessions for participants who are unable to attend this year’s conference in person. These virtual sessions will be broadcast live on YouTube. To participate in a session, all you have to do is join us at at the time of the session(s). You are also encourged to join TIE 2013 by creating your Schoology account at: Click on the “Groups” tab, then click “Join” and use the following access code: PP3K6-Z67FT.

 Virtual Sessions Schedule
 DAY  TIME Description Schoology Group Code
Monday 8:15 - 9:15 am Keynote Address from Steve Hargadon: “The Learning Culture Imperative: Leadership Through Learning, Leading, and Inspiring” 6WCB9-TCGDG
Monday 9:25 - 11:15 am “Extending Our Reach in a Digital Age School District” (Lynee Zajac Beck) — The Jefferson County School District has become a recognized leader in blended and flipped classrooms, complete online learning, and credit recovery models. Join us for a look at the processes, the lessons learned, and what the future offers. XN37R-ZCF5G
Monday 12:40 -2:20 pm “Ed Tech Planning for a 1:1 or BYOD Environment” (Nick Laatsch) — Regardless of whether you enter into a 1:1 or BYOD environment, Ed Tech planning should be a priority. This session covers many of the issues in building a well-planned approach to technology including: development of a technology plan, input from stakeholders, professional development, and the importance of a learning management system. QMPTJ-F8SX9
Monday 2:30 - 3:30 pm “Redesigning Learning: Effecting Change at a District Level, One School at a Time” — Discuss how to integrate blended learning to meet instructional goals, ways to empower teachers, and harnessing the power of best practice technology integration and data use with a panel of Denver Public School (DPS) district and school leadership personnel. Gain perspective from both central and local school leadership on how to make a BIG impact through incremental change and inquiry-based professional development strategies. GHGPJ-G9CMQ
 Tuesday  8:15 - 10:15 am Open  
 Tuesday  10:30 - 12:00 pm  Opening Session and Keynote Address by Steve Hargadon  
 Tuesday  1:30 - 3:30 pm Featured Speaker Steve Hargadon: “Identifying and Creating the Conditions for Learning in the Digital World” — This interactive workshop/conversation incorporates the most significant learning experiences from our own lives to build a set of lessons to determine when and how authentic and empowered learning takes place. Brainstorm a framework of strategies for cultivating those conditions, learn to design practices around personal digital learning and representation, and model the process of holding constructive and thoughtful conversations about learning that don’t revolve around the education reform debates. XPFC8-VVHRJ
 Tuesday  3:45 - 4:45 pm Open
 Wednesday  8:15 - 9:15 am “The Magic of Teaching Online Safety/Digital Citizenship with Common Sense Media” (Brian Dino) — How is your school or district educating its students to be good digital citizens? Do your students know how to handle the ethical issues—cyberbullying, plagiarism, and online privacy management—that arise from a digital culture? In this session, participants are introduced to Common Sense Media’s free K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum.Developed in partnership with Professor Howard Gardner and the GoodPlay Project at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, the curriculum features lessons that address real-life issues to help students learn how to be safe and responsible online. The parent resources that are included ensure a whole-community approach to digital citizenship. 83DDT-G2P45
 Wednesday  9:30 - 11:30 am “Hackschooling” (Featured Speaker Logan LaPlante) — In January of this year, I spoke at the University of Nevada TEDx about my education. I call it Hackschooling. In just 3 months, this video has received over 250,000 views and is ranked in the all-time top 40 TEDx talks. I am 13 years old and taking a much different approach to my education, an approach that focuses on being healthy, happy, and creative. I “hack” my education by using a combination of the “hacker mindset” and a network of do-it-yourself friends, family, and community organizations. I am excited to come speak at TIE and explain what education means to me, why we need to think differently about education, and how to start Hackshooling in your school.Michelle Cordy — is a teacher on an urgent quest, currently teaching grade 3 and 4 with 1:1 iPads in London, Canada. Michelle, an Apple Distinguished Educator, is joining the flows to help transform education right now. As an educational hacker, she is interested in making education work for each student, every day. As an applied researcher, Michelle is focused on networked knowledge, ePortfolios, creating, creativity and genius hour goodness.  She loves espresso, riding single track on her mountain bike with friends, and playing PS3 (yes, in that order). She blogs at and you can connect with her at ZMJ9D-B746K
 Wednesday  1:30 - 2:30 pm “Optimizing the Ultimate 21st Century Program” (Gabrielle Hernan and Heather Murray) — With so many “21st Century” tools, tricks, and gimmicks available to the educator, it is easy to lose sight of what elements are essential in creating first-class learning environments. Gain insight into the strategies you can use to ensure that the six Cs (Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation, Cross-Cultural Understanding, and Character) become the core of a learning environment that allows all your students to flourish. This session helps you re-evalutate and focus on the critical components that comprise the ultimate student experience and demonstrates what really matters when guiding students in the development of 21st Century competencies. NHDTD-FWNQ5
 Wednesday  2:45 - 3:45 pm “Tech Integration That Works” (Chris Clementi) — Successfully presented at the Google Apps in Education Conference last year in Boulder, this session explores several examples of how Google Sites can be applied in the classroom. Learn how Web 2.0 tools can be used and shared across websites, allowing your students to collaborate with their peers worldwide if you choose, to exchange valuable feedback on projects.
The site created for this session is packed with valuable resources. Once you understand the value of Google Sites in project-building, you can view user-friendly videos that illustrate the successful use of Google Sites in education. Other online resources include instruction on creating sites and banners from scratch by adding images, tables, sound, video, and much more. You don’t need to bring computers for this session, but you will walk away with all the necessary tools to be productive in the classroom.
 Wednesday  4:00 - 5:00 pm “The Game-Based Classroom” (Dr. Chris Haskell) — What would school look like if it “played” like a video game? Dr. Haskell and his colleagues at Boise State University have pioneered an educational approach built on experiences, points, badges, achievements, leveling, and student choice. This presentation demonstrates the teaching tool, pedagogy, and shares the results of a yearlong design-based research project. TPB6R-C89CR
Thursday 8:15 - 9:15 am “SGD is a means to teach computational thinking patterns.” This presentation will expand upon the previous presentations from the last few years by examining STEM simulations and then programming a basic virus/contagion model that applies to science, math, STEM, and computer science curriculum. SGD will help you discover a great way to increase engagement and teach computational thinking skills via this NSF grant program. We will use the programming software AgentSheets. D9FWC-6FVC4
Thursday 9:30 - 11:30 am “Transforming and Teaching with the iPad” (Lori Hartman) — Discover powerful apps and instructional models to support 21st century skills. Learn how to integrate the iPad into your lesson plans to transform both teaching and learning in the classroom. DVZ7Q-PSFXD
Thursday 12:45 - 1:45 pm “Online Workshops and More” (Chris Clementi) — Every time I encounter something worthy of a website, I generate an online resource using Google Sites. This session discusses how to use Google in the classroom to improve literacy through collaboration, presenting a plethora of websites I have assembled over the last ten years to enrich my curriculum. Several online workshops are shared that address visual literacy, online safety, PowerPoint, creative writing, photo editing, Internet hoaxes, iPads in the classroom, Glogster, Voki, and much more. Participants will walk away from this session with an abundance of ideas about how they can use technology to enhance their curriculums. TKCCK-7NDSR