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If this stream sounds interesting to you, consider checking out the following sessions:
Understanding Your Digital Footprint (Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:00 PM)

As many staff and students embrace the use of social media for home and work, it is important to learn how it can be used effectively. In this session we will look at some of the services that various groups are using. We will discuss how your digital footprint leaves a hidden trail online and what can be done with it (both the good and nefarious). Finally, your digital footprint is yours to control and we will need to be proactive in controlling our personal narrative. Specifically, we will look at how we can attempt to control what we share and to be selective in how it is shared.


Carlo Fusco

Teacher-Librarian- Waterloo Region DSB
Carlo Fusco is a Teacher-Librarian at Waterloo Collegiate Institute, in Waterloo, Ontario. In the course of his career he has been an elementary school teacher, a high school teacher, and a college professor. Carlo has always been passionate about the use of technology to enhance student learning. He regularly shares his expertise when he facilitates Professional Development in the areas of blogging, podcasting, collaborative writing, cloud based tools, 1:1 chromebooks, elementary coding, flipped classrooms, and digital citizenship.

How to Teach Assistive Technology to Teachers (Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 10:30 AM)

We would like to share with you our strategy on how to teach teachers on the use of Assistive Technology (AT). We focus on 4 main areas, Speech-to-Text, Text-to-Speech, Word Prediction, & Content Extraction. We have students that use iPads, laptops, and Chromebooks. We show you how through the use of Read&Write for Google Chrome, the ClaroPDF app, and built-in tools of devices, that ALL staff and students can utilize AT comfortably – at school and at home.


Tina Franzen

Technology Services Coordinator- Trillium Lakelands DS
I have worked in the Technology Services department now for 6 years. Prior to that, I have taught mathematics grades 9 – 12 for 13 years. I am a mother and I love to run and kickbox!

Tech & Leadership (Friday, April 27, 2018 @ 9:30 AM)

Technology integration leadership can be difficult to manage. Whether it’s fostering band-wagon building and organic growth, or successfully implementing administrator leadership, find out what pathway might be most helpful for you to lead for empowering teachers and students.


Jonathan Redeker

K-12 Technology Coordinator- Goshen Central School District
Educational Technology Specialist, K-12 Technology Coordinator, NYSCATE Social Media Coordinator, educational disruptor

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