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K12Online13 Day 6 Presentations 28 October 2013

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Welcome to day six of the 2013 K-12 Online Conference! All presentations are listed and linked on our main conference schedule.



Day 6 presentations include:


Larry Ferlazzo:  Leading Learning Keynote – Developing Leadership in Classrooms, Schools and communities

Jenny Rankin: If You Want Data to Transform Learning, Present It as “Over-the-Counter”


Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager: Building Learning Keynote – Making the Case for Making in Schools

David Lockhart: 20 Creation Apps in 20 Minutes

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2013 Building Learning

20 Creation Apps in 20 Minutes

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Presenter: David Lockhart
Location: Atlanta, Georgia


Presentation Title: 20 Creation Apps in 20 Minutes

Presentation Description: Are you tired of going to a PD session and only getting one idea or app? Do you like to play with the technology before you use it in the classroom? Then this session is for you. We give you 20 apps to create new and wonderful things for your classroom. Put them in your teacher toolbox!

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2013 Leading Learning

If You Want Data to Transform Learning, Present It as “Over-the-Counter”

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Presenter: Dr. Jenny Grant Rankin
Location: Laguna Beach, California, USA

Presentation Title: If You Want Data to Transform Learning, Present It as “Over-the-Counter”

Presentation Description: Educational leaders understand the importance of data as a tool to inform decisions. However, despite proactive steps educators already take to improve data use (such as professional development and staff supports), research suggests many educators are still analyzing data incorrectly. A largely-overlooked culprit is the manner in which data is communicated to educators. Data systems and reports most educators use to analyze data usually display figures without supporting guidance concerning the data’s proper use. This is akin to providing over-the-counter medication without any labeling or supporting documentation to guide people in the medicine’s proper use. In this presentation, the education data-equivalent to over-the-counter medicine is termed over-the-counter data: essentially, enlisting medical labeling conventions to pair education data reports with straightforward verbiage on the proper interpretation of report contents. The researcher in this quantitative study explored the inclusion of such supports in data systems and their reports. Respondents’ data analyses were found to be 307% more accurate when a report footer was present, 205% more accurate when an abstract was present, and 273% more accurate when an interpretation guide was present. These analysis supports followed specific guidelines to improve their success. Attendees will learn how to add these supports to their own data systems and reports so that educators using the data can do so with significantly increased accuracy.

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Additional Information:
Website: http://overthecounterdata.com

Facebook: http://facebook.com/overthecounterdata

Google+: plus.google.com/u/0/b/117931157580458678473/117931157580458678473

LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/groups/OvertheCounter-Data-OTCD

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/otcdata

Twitter: @OTCData (twitter.com/OTCData)

2013 Building Learning

Building Learning Keynote – Making the Case for Making in Schools

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Presenter: Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA


Presentation Title: Building Learning Keynote – Making the Case for Making in Schools

Presentation Description: The Maker Movement is a revolutionary global collaboration of people learning to solve problems with modern tools and technology. Adults and children are combining new technologies and timeless craft traditions to create exciting projects and control their world. The implications are profound for schools and districts concerned with engaging students, maintaining relevance, and preparing children to solve problems unanticipated by the curriculum. The technological game-changers of 3D printing, physical computing and computer science require and fuel transformations in the learning environment. K-12 educators can adapt the powerful technology and “can do” maker ethos to revitalize learner-centered teaching and learning in all subject areas.

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2013 2013 Keynotes Leading Learning

Developing Leadership in Classrooms, Schools and Communities

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Presenter: Larry Ferlazzo
Location: Sacramento, CA

Presentation Title: Developing Leadership in Classrooms, Schools and Communities

Presentation Description: I’ll be suggesting that developing the leadership potential of our students, teachers and parents is a key strategy to develop more learning, better teaching, and improved engagement for all. And I’ll be providing ideas for specific actions we can take to develop that leadership.

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