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FACULTY/STAFF > DEPARTMENTS & OFFICESSCHOOL OF EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES >  EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2014
Education Conference 2015

Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century:
Creating Innovative Classrooms


Friday, March 20, 2015
Sewall Center, Moon Township Campus
8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Check-In Starts at 7:45 AM

Who should attend?  Elementary/middle/secondary classroom teachers, Title I teachers, library/media specialists, school administrators, intermediate unit leaders, curriculum coordinators, teacher educators, education students, student teachers, BCIT teachers and IT specialists.

Documentation for Professional Development (Act 48) through your school district or intermediate unit will be provided.

Registration Fee $69  ($25 for Students)
Fee includes Registration, Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Closing Reception with Door Prizes 
 

Conference Secretary: Renee Augostine
augostine@rmu.edu, or 412-397-5254

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 Keynote Address  
“Learning in the 21st Century:  
What Will Learners Want and Need From Us?”
Dr. Kyle L. Peck
Professor and Research Fellow in the College of Education at Penn State University, Co-Director of the Center for Online Innovation in Learning, and Principal Investigator of NASA’s Aerospace Education Services Project.

7:45-8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast

8:30-9:15 a.m.—Keynote Speaker:  Kyle Peck, Penn State University

 “Learning in the 21st Century: What Will Learners Want and Need from Us?”

International Suite

 

Dining Room C

Dining Room A/B

International Suite

2nd Floor Joe Walton Stadium

9:30 - 10:15

 

Session I

 

Building Learning Ecologies and Pathways

 

Bart Rocco, Ed. D.

Elizabeth Forward SD

 

Billie Rondinelli, Ed. D.

South Fayette SD

 

Tom Ralston, Ed. D.

Avonworth SD

 

 

Gallery Walk

 

Avonworth

Elizabeth Forward

South Fayette

 

6 innovative stations to visit

 

The Moon Crest Project

 

 

 

John McCarthy, Ph.D.

Robert Morris University

 

 

 

 

 

Using Text Dependent Analysis (TDA) to Teach the Skills of the PA Core Standards

 

 

 

Chris Caton

Director of K-12 Instruction & Curriculum

Moon Area SD

 

 

iPADS in the Classroom:  An Innovative Perspective

 

John Hineman, Ph.D.

Central Valley SD

 

10:30 - 11:15

 

Session II

Making Poetry Meaningful and Enjoyable in a Language Arts classroom:  Creating Value Through Discussion and Performance

Tom Forrest,

Quaker Valley SD

Science with All Children

 

Ronald Perry, Ph.D.

Robert Morris University

 

11:30-12:15

 

Session III

 

Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk-Making Content Area Lessons Comprehensible for ELL’s

 

Janet Pierce, Ph.D.

ESL Teacher/ELL Coordinator

Franklin Regional SD

 

Project Zero – A Regional Effort to Making Thinking Visible and Developing a Framework for Understanding

 

Jeff Evancho

Quaker Valley SD

 

 

Infusing Creativity into the K-2 Classroom: An Introduction to Making

 

Scott Miller, Principal

Avonworth SD

Samantha Ellwood, Manager of Educational Programs

Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

Maureen Frew

Kindergarten Teacher Avonworth SD

12:15-1:15 p.m.—Lunch

 

1:15-2:05

 

Session IV

 

Let the Games Begin: Gamification in Secondary Education

 

 

 

Daniel Harrold, Ph.D.

English Teacher

Baldwin SD

 

 

 

How to Implement Support for Transgender and Gender Expansive Students in Your Schools

 

 

Vanessa Davis, Director of the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

 

 

 

The Cumulative Power of Literacy, How Much Happens Over the Course of a Day

 

 

Chris Caton,

Director of K-12 Instruction & Curriculum

Moon Area SD

 

Joanne Kret,

Instructional Coach

Woodland Hills SD

 

 

Bridges to Reading: Increasing Young
Children’s Reading Motivation through Diverse Family Literacies

 

 

Charlene Endrizzi, Professor of Literacy Westminster College

 

Vicki Tekac, Campbell City Schools, OH
w/

Olivia Hvizdos

Marina Roznick

Elizabeth Ishman

Ariana Carr

 

Closing:  Door Prizes and Evaluations 2:15-3:00


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