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Friday, February 7
 

8:45am EST

e-Sports Panel
The audience will be able to ask questions of local colleges, eSports leagues,  and our local school district eSports coordinator.

Questions include:
    • What is an eSports league?
    • What are the educational benefits?
    • What advice would you give to schools who are hesitant to get into eSports?
    • How do you respond to concerns about the content of the games?
    • What do you need to get started?
    • What are the yearly costs?
    • How does eSports provide for greater career opportunities for students?
      • Spinoff careers??
    • What kinds of scholarships are available?
    • Questions from the audience.
 

Friday February 7, 2020 8:45am - 9:45am EST
B2A, B2B

10:00am EST

Create your own video game
Using the free program scratch, participants, with hands-on instruction, will create their own video game.  The first video game will be based on the game whack-a-mole.

Speakers
RW

Rick Weinberg

Director of Information Technology, Cattaraugus Little Valley


Friday February 7, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am EST
A3
  Session 1

10:00am EST

esports
Getting a team up and running, what does a year look like as a team, why would you want to, scholarships available, how high schools can start

Speakers
DS

Daniel Snyder

System Support Specialist /Head Esports Advisor, Medaille College


Friday February 7, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am EST
A1
  Session 1

10:00am EST

Introductory Projects to Robotics & 3D modeling/Printing for Middle Schoolers
Two project ideas to get robotics and 3D modeling curriculum off the ground using CUE Robots, and SketchUp for 3D modeling & 3D printing at the middle school levels.  There will also be a brief overview on how these can be easily modified for high school level as well.

Speakers
BB

Baha Baykal

Teacher, Springville-Griffith Institute


Friday February 7, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am EST
A2

10:00am EST

Starting an esports program at your school
We will focus on the success of the Bay Shore program and what we did to make it the most recognized High School program on the planet. Using esports as a pathway to higher education and real world opportunities in the gaming industry.

Speakers
RC

Ryan Champlin

Esports Student at Fredonia, Bay Shore High School


Friday February 7, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am EST
LS

10:00am EST

Teaching coding with Code.org
Do you want to try coding with your students? Do you feel you do not have the needed skills? Come and check out Code.org and all it has to offer! You will be surpsed how easy it is to learn and teach coding with this resource and all it has to offer from Hour of Code tutorials to actual curriculum from kindergarten all the way through AP Computer Science.  In this course we will explore all Code.org has to offer!

Speakers
avatar for Susan Schnaufer

Susan Schnaufer

Technology Coach, Salamancany.org
I am the Technology Coach for Salamanca CCSD. This is my 20th year in education, all that have been in technology!


Friday February 7, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am EST
A4
  Session 1

10:00am EST

Using Robots in the Classroom
Participants will be introduced to Hummingbird Robotic kits through an interactive workshop led by middle school students and their teacher.  

Speakers
LS

Lindsay Simmen

Teacher, Erie 1 BOCES


Friday February 7, 2020 10:00am - 10:55am EST
CS
  Session 1

11:00am EST

A Benchmark for Tech Integration - ISTE Standards
Many educators are "Integrating Technology" to varying degrees nowadays.  How do you know if you are doing a good job at it? Hold up your practice to a set of standards and see how you measure up! We will focus mainly on the ISTE Standards for Educators, learn about the ISTE Certified Educator credential, and "up your game" with meaningful and effective use of technology to meet learning goals.

Speakers
MS

Marley Smith

Supervisor of Instructional Technology, Erie 1 BOCES


Friday February 7, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am EST
A2

11:00am EST

eSports - The Students' Perspective
So, you know about eSports, right?  Have you thought about the impact that competitive gaming programs can have on students' lives, outlook or future?  Come learn how Alfred-Almond made it happen and hear directly from students on how this program has made a difference for them.

Speakers
avatar for Kirsten Calkins

Kirsten Calkins

Director of Technology / eSports Coach, Alfred-Almond Central School


Friday February 7, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am EST
A1
  Session 2

11:00am EST

Game Changer Tools to Try In the New yeAR
Augmented and Virtual Reality is now easier than ever to bring into your classroom. We'll explore some of these trends as well as some tools that can help not only engage your students but empower them as creators. 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Drezek

Michael Drezek

District Technology Integrator/TOSA, Lake Shore CSD
K-12 Tech Integrator/TOSA at LakeShore CSD • #GoogleEI #NYC19 • #MIEExpert • #AdobeEduCreative • #GlobalMakerDay #GlobalEdSsChat Team • NYSCATE ToY • Infinite beta • ✌🏼
avatar for Deann Poleon

Deann Poleon

Tech integrator, Lake Shore CSD
My career in education started in the secondary ELA classroom, mainly focused on the high school level.  The last two years, going on three, I have had the privilege to become a Technology Integrator for my district.  Ask me about Buncee, CoSpaces, WeVideo, Google for Education... Read More →


Friday February 7, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am EST
LS
  Session 2

11:00am EST

Merge Cubes in the Classroom
Speakers

Friday February 7, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am EST
CS

11:00am EST

Prodigy Role Playing Game in K-8 Math
Want to see students voluntarily practice math during their free time or on their devices? Learn about Prodigy: a simple to use, highly motivating math game that provides great data! Best of all it is free! BYOD if you want to try playing it yourself. Prodigy is the math teacher's best friend. keywords: data collection, student motivation, math, differentiation

Speakers
KC

Kira Cochran

Teacher: Special Education Middle School Math, Erie1BOCES


Friday February 7, 2020 11:00am - 11:55am EST
A4
  Session 2

12:30pm EST

An Engineering Class centered on FIRST Robotics
The FIRST Tech Challenge is a international robotics contest for 7th-12th graders.  I have been running two teams as academic engineering classes for 3 years.  Some of my students and I will be sharing our experiences with this program and provide materials to help others get into this exciting program.  

Speakers
LH

Larry Hiller

Physics Teacher & Robotics Coach, Nichols School


Friday February 7, 2020 12:30pm - 1:25pm EST
CS
  Session 3

12:30pm EST

Drones in the Classroom
Speakers

Friday February 7, 2020 12:30pm - 1:25pm EST
A2
  Session 3

12:30pm EST

Esports - More than Competitive Gaming
During this presentation you will learn how students are applying their technical skills to a domain of interest and becoming leaders in a new global industry. Topics such as broadcasting, video production, journalism, marketing, web development, and online communications will be explored in terms of student engagement. 

Speakers
CW

Chad Weeden

Director of RIT Esports & Cyber Range Production Operations, RIT


Friday February 7, 2020 12:30pm - 1:25pm EST
A1
  Session 3

12:30pm EST

Game on with Student-creatED Game Board Design
Explore how teachers can use student-led game-making to enrich the learning environment. Learn how to use the Design Thinking process with students as they create a variety of games and teach others how to play- creating an authentic learning experience in which students collaborate and communicate their ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Aimee Bloom

Aimee Bloom

Staff Development Specialist, Erie 2 BOCES
Certified BrainPOP Educator with over 10 years of experience facilitating students, teachers, and administrators on the use of educational technology. Love to collaborate and network with educators! Big supporter of computer science and 21st century learning and teaching.


Friday February 7, 2020 12:30pm - 1:25pm EST
A3
  Session 3
  • Audience Elem
  • Software/Hardware LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots and EV3 Classroom software

12:30pm EST

Let's Get Hands-on with LEGO Mindstorms Education EV3 Robotics!
Get a chance to experience programming a LEGO EV3 robot with the new EV3 Classroom software (a new Scratch-like programming interface), as you complete various challenges designed to exercise your critical thinking and problem solving skills in a fun and engaging manner!  See how fun and easy robotics can be and leave with ideas for bringing this exciting technology into your classroom!  Limited to 20 participants.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Yager

Laurie Yager

Technology Integration Specialist/Model Schools Coordinator, MORIC
STEM, Robotics, MakerEd, MakerSpaces


Friday February 7, 2020 12:30pm - 1:25pm EST
A4
  Session 3

12:30pm EST

Minecraft Edu in the Classroom and Beyond
Discover how you can engage students in game-based learning through Minecraft. See how this popular game hits on the 4 Cs as well as many of the ISTE Standards and learn just how easy it is to get started.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Drezek

Michael Drezek

District Technology Integrator/TOSA, Lake Shore CSD
K-12 Tech Integrator/TOSA at LakeShore CSD • #GoogleEI #NYC19 • #MIEExpert • #AdobeEduCreative • #GlobalMakerDay #GlobalEdSsChat Team • NYSCATE ToY • Infinite beta • ✌🏼


Friday February 7, 2020 12:30pm - 1:25pm EST
LS
  Session 3

1:30pm EST

Coding for Students with CodeMonkey
CodeMonkey offers educational resources suited for students of different ages and experience levels. From Coding Adventure to Banana Tales, students not only learn the basic skills of code, but also how to code in programming languages such as CoffeeScript and Python. Through coding, kids will develop computational and algorithmic thinking, necessary skills for the future.

Speakers
RM

Ryan McGinnis

Staff Specialist for Professional Development, CABOCES


Friday February 7, 2020 1:30pm - 2:25pm EST
LS
  Session 4

1:30pm EST

Dash and Dot Playground
In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to play "hands on" with Dash and Dot robots. We will highlight resources available to promote coding, creative problem solving and how to use 21st Century Skills aligned to standards and curriculum. 

Speakers
ES

Elizabeth Schanbacher

Staff Development Specialist, E2CCB


Friday February 7, 2020 1:30pm - 2:25pm EST
A4
  Session 4
  • Audience Elem, Middle School
  • Software/Hardware LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots and EV3 Classroom software

1:30pm EST

It's not about Gaming in Social Studies, it's about Learning in Social Studies.
This workshop will provide teachers and specifically Social Studies teachers with ways to use gamification strategies to enhance the social studies curriculum.  

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Wheelock

Andrew Wheelock

Technology Coordinator, Erie 1 BOCES/WNYRIC
Technology Coordinator for Western New York Regional Information Center.  Winner of Outstanding New York State Technology Leader Award (NYSCATE)ISTE's Making IT Happen Award


Friday February 7, 2020 1:30pm - 2:25pm EST
A3
  Session 4

1:30pm EST

Makerspace Ideas: ELA in Game Design
This session will showcase how game design can be utilized within a makerspace (or classroom), to not only capture student interest but to reach many NYS ELA Common Core Standards along the way.

Speakers
avatar for Antonio Scordo

Antonio Scordo

Coordinator, Erie 1 BOCES
Antonio Scordo holds both Music Education and Educational Technology Specialist NYS Teacher Certifications.  He is also a Microsoft Certified MIE Trainer (Microsoft Innovative Educator) and trains on the use Office 365 on a regular basis.  He is also a Microsoft Certified Minecraft... Read More →



Friday February 7, 2020 1:30pm - 2:25pm EST
CS
  Session 4

1:30pm EST

VEX Robotics
VEX robotics is a long-term, low-cost platform that allows students to gain skills in engineering, programming, collaboration, communication, and more. Whether you participate in competitions or the classroom only, VEX robotics is worth your consideration.

Speakers
MB

Mark Beckwith

Professional Development & Curriculum Coordinator, Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES


Friday February 7, 2020 1:30pm - 2:25pm EST
A2
  Session 4

1:30pm EST

Competitive Esports, Choosing a League and Managing Your Team
 Esports is redefining the student-athlete and making headway for more competitive inclusiveness and STEM opportunities. What makes esports, esports, is the competition component. Come join this session to learn how to choose your league, manage your team, and rally your kids around the goal of incremental improvement by pursuing competitive goals.

Speakers
JK

Jason Kirby

President & COO, High School Sports League


Friday February 7, 2020 1:30pm - 2:45pm EST
A1
  Session 4