Virtual Conference Sessions

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Keynote Presentation

Cheryl Lemke

Personalization of Learning through Digital Content

Cheryl Lemke
President and CEO, The Metiri Group

Personalization of learning is the next frontier. Come explore personalization through digital learning, exciting uses of Web 2.0 and apps, open educational resources, curated digital content, blended learning, adaptive learning, and ubiquitous access. Take a look at some great examples that are emerging through the implementation of the Common Core, analyze the learner experience, and outcomes, think about what it takes to provide that for your students, and then act.

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

Adam Bellow

Wonders of the Web: Great Tools for Schools

Adam Bellow
Founder, eduTecher

With so many great web tools out there, let's take a look at some of the best available and how we can use them in our classrooms.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm

Sheryl Nussbaum Beach

PLCs in the 21st Century: Partnerships for Powerful Learning

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
Co-founder and CEO, Powerful Learning Practice

Learning is now an anytime, anywhere, anyone experience; and, for educators to fully understand the implications of an interconnected, networked world for their students, we must begin to see ourselves as a part of a global community of learners. This means a willingness to share what happens in our classrooms with others beyond our own hallways and to collaborate and reflect with other educators without the constraints of time and space. It also means working to build a culture of openness and trust on a local level that will lead to greater connections and learning for every constituency, from students to parents to teachers themselves.

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm

Rushton Hurley

The Power of Engaging Projects

Rushton Hurley
Executive Director,

Many teachers don't know how easy it can be to do a wildly engaging project using technology, but those who attend this session will learn! We'll focus on implementing a digital video project, which you can do even if you don't know squat about editing video. Your students might choose to enter a contest this fall, the winners of which will be selected by an audience at FETC 2013. Join in, have fun, and help your students see new possibilities in themselves!

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Howard DiBlasi

10 Tech Tools You Need To Tackle Classroom Challenges!

Howie DiBlasi
CEO, Digital Journey

This session is dedicated to examples of how the Web 2.0 tools can be used in the classroom and how to integrate technology into classroom instruction. Explore ten Web 2.0 tools in specific content areas, using interactive multimedia resources and examples. Thematic unit lesson plans that focus on a specific Web 2.0 tools in Math, Science, Language Arts, and Social Studies will be shared.


Online and Print Connection to Common Core Standards

Paige Jerome
Coordinator Special Projects, Florida, AWARD Publishing Ltd.

AWARD Reading Online is a research-based, comprehensive, K-2 Integrated Reading/ELA program offered in a digital/print format and aligned with Common Core Standards. Designed to teach reading skills through developmentally appropriate texts, 50% fiction, 50% nonfiction, and interactive skill activities, AWARD incorporates best practices for supplemental and intervention instruction.