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Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo

Jon Corippo is currently best known for being the Chief Instigator of the CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps, as well as being an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher. Jon was also the co-creator of the 1:1, all Macbook, Google Apps and Project Based Minarets HS, literally building it from scratch in 2008. Jon was part of the Lead Learner team at the Google Teacher Academy in Mountain View in July 2014 and has lead PD all over the US and even once in Europe. In 2012, Jon and 5 other intrepid educators created the CUE MACUL Roadtrip, traveling all the way to Detroit in RV to do 36+ presentations in 2.5 days.

Recently, Jon served as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of IT for the Mariposa County Office of Education. With Jon's assistance, Mariposa became a Google Apps County, now has take-home iPads for all 7th and 8th graders and has 1:2 Chromebooks at Mariposa HS (1:1 in 15-16). MCOE is also deploying 3D printers, Programming and Minecraft servers countywide.

 

Jon Corippo's Sessions

With-it-ness: Becoming a Media Master for Classroom Engagement

Award winning Media and EdTech teacher Jon Corippo will share how kids, because of YouTube, Facebook and Instagram (for starters) have much higher expectations for media skills in the classroom. Teachers who aren't skilled in media production risk becoming irrelevant to their students. Don't be that teacher. Learn techniques and models for being a better teacher in EVERY subject, including video, photography, presentation, student made tutorials and more.

Future Ready Schools: Key elements to get your LEA on the right track

Are you a leader who seeks to make your school, district or LEA Future Ready? Is your board or district office asking you to re-imagine school? Learn the mindset and strategies to re-imagine, recreate and prepare your classrooms, teachers and infrastructure to create a learning space that is Future Ready. Jon Corippo has served as a Core and Elective classroom teacher, IT Director, HS Principal, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, and as the Chief Instigator of the CUE Rock Star Teacher Camps is considered an expert in professional development. 

Rock Star Lesson Design for Common Core and 1:1

Common Core lesson design is more than just teaching the book differently or adding more think pair share to workbooks. Rock Star Lesson Design means a healthy dose of PBL, SAMR, App Smashing, EdTech, OER and more. IDEALLY ALL AT ONCE. In this session you'll learn a MINDSET that will reduce your workload, your planning and dramatically increase your effectiveness. At least five ready-to-go models will be shared, that can be used on Monday in your classroom. This session is lead by the CUE Rock Star Chief Instigator, Jon Corippo.

    


Schrock Kathy Schrock 

Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, a middle school, academic, museum, and a public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor at two universities and an independent educational technologist.

She has been involved with technology to support teaching and learning since the early 1990's, and is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google Certified Teacher, and a Discovery Education STAR and Guru. In 1995, Kathy created the award-winning site, Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators and, in 1999, she partnered with Discovery Education and maintained the site until late 2012 when the site was retired. Kathy writes a monthly blog, Kathy’s Katch, for the Discovery Educator Network and her other online resources may be found on Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything!

 

Academy

Creating with the Chromebook

Creating is the highest order thinking skill. The creating level of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy has students designing, constructing, producing, devising, and making. This workshop will provide participants with ideas and hands-on practice creating instructional projects with the Chromebook. Participants will come away with tons of ideas for formative and summative assessments for students to showcase their mastery of content knowledge! Come with your Chromebook charged and ready to go! For K-5

*This Academy requires an additional fee to attend


Kathy Schrock's sessions

This session is part of the Information Literacy Summit.

The Common Thread: Weaving Information Literacy Skills to Engage Learners

By engaging students in problem and project based learning, impacting their emotions, causing them to question and think about controversial topics, and presenting content in the form of visuals and stories, research shows that students more often retain content and turn it into personal knowledge. By infusing the information literacy skill set as the common thread across the content areas, students have the foundation they need to succeed. Come learn how the team of classroom teacher, teacher librarian, and technology teacher can work together to create and teach lessons that intertwine these literacies.

Telling the Story: Lessons Learned from the Outside World

Research states facts and figures only activate the part of the brain where we make sense of words. But, when listening to a digital story, a recent article reports "not only are the language processing parts in our brain activated, but any other area in our brain that we would use when experiencing the events of the story are, too". To get their point across, the business world is shifting from bullet points to stories. How can we do this in schools? Presenting content using storytelling can be captivating, compelling, and can help students grasp the content. This presentation will include the research to support this pedagogical shift, various examples of content presented this way, and an overview of the process and tools that can be used to create these rich digital stories.Research states facts and figures only activate the part of the brain where we make sense of words. But, when listening to a digital story, a recent article reports "not only are the language processing parts in our brain activated, but any other area in our brain that we would use when experiencing the events of the story are, too". To get their point across, the business world is shifting from bullet points to stories. How can we do this in schools? Presenting content using storytelling can be captivating, compelling, and can help students grasp the content. This presentation will include the research to support this pedagogical shift, various examples of content presented this way, and an overview of the process and tools that can be used to create these rich digital stories.

Utilizing Mobile Devices for Activator and Summarizer Strategies

Determining what students know prior to classroom teaching with an activation strategy and helping them synthesize and retain what they have learned via a summarizer strategy is an important part of informing instruction. This presentation will help you develop ways to use common activators and summarizers via iPad/Android apps and tools, as well as presenting some new strategies that take advantage of the power of these mobile devices.. Each presented strategy will be mapped to a SAMR level to help you learn more about that pedagogical structure, too

 

 

Joy Zabala

Jon Corippo

Joy Smiley Zabala, Ed.D. is a frequent presenter on AT decision-making, implementation, and evaluation of effectiveness. She also presents often on how Universal Design for Learning (http://udlcenter.cast.org) and AT work together as complementary supports for student achievement and has also published on the topic. She is the developer of the SETT Framework, a collaborative decision-making tool (http://www.joyzabala.com/), a founding member of the QIAT Community and facilitator of the QIAT List (http://www.qiat.org), and a past-president of the Technology and Media Division (TAM) of the Council for Exceptional Children (http://www.tamcec.org/).  She currently serves on the Advisory Boards of the Family Center for Technology and Disability (http://www.fctd.info) and Bookshare (http://bookshare.org).

 

Dr. Zabala is the Director of Technical Assistance at CAST and the National AEM Center. She is the developer of the SETT Framework and a founder of QIAT. She strongly supports Universal Design for Learning, accessible materials and assistive technology as complementary supports for the participation and achievement of all students across the lifespan.


Joy Zabala's Sessions

The SETT Framework: Straight from the Horse’s Mouth

Join Joy Zabala, the developer of the SETT Framework, for a lively discussion of the myths that have developed over the last two decades and the realities that clarify the intents, purposes and uses of the SETT Framework as a collaborative decision-making tool.

EVERY Day is a High Stakes Day!

Much attention is currently focused on accommodations in high-stakes testing. What do they “look like?” Who makes decisions about which students can use them? What impact do the accommodations allowed during the five days of large-scale assessment have on opportunities to learn during the other 175 days of the school year?  Come participate in a discussion around these important issues and more!

UDL, AT and AEM: Complementary Supports for the Achievement of ALL Students

Explore ways in which the principles UDL are used to flexible, engaging learning environments that support improved participation and outcomes for ALL learners and how individualized special education services such as technology and accessible materials ensure that EVERY student can actively participate and achieve in UDL environments. 

Accessible Educational Materials in the IEP: What are They? Where do They Fit?

Educators and families often struggle with AEM questions. Explore seven points in the IEP process where AEM can be considered and documented. Hear about consideration questions and examples for each point that support use of AEM by students who need them for participation and progress on IEP goals and in general education curriculum.

 

 Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fisher

Leslie Fishers interest in technology began while studying music at the University of Southern California. She quickly realized the value of utilizing computers for music mixing and recording. She grabbed her 300 baud modem, jumped on the Internet (before anyone really called it the internet) and started looking for music resources. She soon realized she was spending more time discovering technology than playing music so she changed her major and tried to figure out what geeky thing she could do for the rest of her life.

After graduating from USC with a Business and Marketing degree in 1989 and a quick stint as a Trainer, Leslie joined Apple Computer in 1992. When the Internet took off in 1994, Leslie was one of the first Apple employees assigned to study Internet growth and implementation.

In 1997, Leslie was roadkill on Apple's road to recovery and part of their massive lay off. Leslie planned to spend most of her huge severance package golfing and waiting a few months to look for a job. The day after her layoff, her phone began to ring with Apple customers requesting consulting, training and presentation services. Before she could say fore, Fisher Technologies Inc. was created to help educators with their technology implementations and decisions.

Fisher Technologies Inc. is now a worldwide company (meaning one employee named Leslie gets to travel the world teaching) specializing in presenting technology solutions for educators as well as Digital Photography, editing and workflow.

 

Leslie Fisher's Sessions

Augment Your Reality

One of the fastest growing technology practices, Augmented Reality takes places, locations and materials and adds an additional dimension of content and learning that has never been experienced before. Augmented Reality is not just being used in the classroom, but the boardroom, billboard, magazine, city and much much more. We will also show you how easy it is to create your own Augmented Reality.

Tools You Can Use Tomorrow

What a fantastic time to be using technology in the classroom. The amount of free, affordable and downright cool solutions is amazing! This class will introduce you to some of the top Websites, Apps and Tools that you can start using in your classroom tomorrow. We will also take a peek into the future at some technology that might be part of your classroom in the future.

 

Leslie Fisher

Hall Davidson

Hall Davidson has worked from think tanks in Turkey to classrooms in Tennessee. He has collaborated with thought leaders including teachers, superintendents, and consortiums from across the world. A former bilingual math and language arts teacher, he left the classroom to became part of an Emmy-winning team creating math programs. For thirty years, he was an educational innovator in broadcasting and technology. His talks blend humor, deep insight, and data from both education and industry. He blends the big picture with nuts and bolts. He has worked with transformational industry groups, education ministries, and with thousands of students through guidance of the nation’s oldest student media festival. Across four decades of work with education, he identifies right now as the most transformative and important time for teaching and learning.

 

Hall Davidson's Sessions

You Must Do These Things!

Get on the train or lay on the tracks.  How and why you should:  Reemphasize voc-ed  with new virtual tools; open up closed captions for reading instruction; make math digital; use a 3D printer; start a media festival; get ban­­dwidth from surprising places. Most important, explore building examples that expose students to thinking they’ll need for career and life.

 Tricorders of the Brave New World 

Your device reveals outer space (live), your own follicles, or close-ups of Van Gogh’s brush strokes. From opening locks to making replacement organs, see where life is headed and how classroom technology awakens student perspectives. Seismographs, sensors, heart beats, orrery, eyes for the blind, and more. Wearable tech, VR and AR have changed the world from auto repair to walks in the park. Let’s match Monday morning with tomorrow.