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School of Education and Social Sciences
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412-397-6020 phone
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Nicholson Center 455
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, 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.

Break Out Sessions

Building Learning Ecologies and Pathways

Co-presented by:  Elizabeth Forward, Avonworth, and South Fayette School Districts

Let the Games Begin: Gamification in Secondary Education

Daniel Harrold, Ph.D. Baldwin Whitehall School District

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

Chris Caton, Director of K-12 Instruction & Curriculum

Moon Area School District



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

Scott Miller, Avonworth School District

Samantha Ellwood, Children's Museum of Pittsburgh

Maureen Frew, Avonworth School District




Ipads in the Classroom: An Innovative Perspective

John Hineman, Ph.D.

Central Valley School District

Walking the Walk and Talking the Talk-Making Content Area Lessons Comprehensible for ELLs

Jane Pierce, Ph.D.

ESL Teacher/ELL Coordinator

Franklin Regional School District

Making Poetry Meaningful and Enjoyable for Students and Extending Learning Opportunities Beyond the School Day

Tom Forrest, Quaker Valley School District



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

Chris Caton, Director of K-12 Instruction & Curriculum

Moon Area School District


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

Jeff Evancho, Quaker Valley School District


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

Charlene Endrizzi, Westminster College

Vicki Tekac, Campbell City Schools, OH


Science with All Children

Ronald Perry, Ph.D. Robert Morris University




The MoonCrest Project

John McCarthy, Ph.D. Robert Morris University




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)