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Designed for new and veteran SmartLab™ Facilitators, the Advanced Facilitator Development Conference prepares STEM K-12 educators to support and facilitate student learning and skills development for career and college readiness. AFDC participants gain experience and knowledge of instructional strategies and the principles of project-based learning, develop expertise with a variety of advanced technologies, participate in authentic STEM practices, and learn to integrate cross-cutting concepts and content. Don’t take our word for it, hear about the experience from our Facilitators and Trainers in this video!

Workshop Outcomes:
Increased expertise with project-based, student-driven learning. Development of performance-based assessment rubrics and methodologies.Ability to integrate STEM disciplines and practices along cross-cutting concepts. Demonstrated advancement in proficiency with STEM technologies.

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Monday, June 20
 

7:00am

Registration / Check In
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 7:00am - 8:00am
Hallway

8:00am

Welcome and Introductions
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 8:00am - 8:30am
Englewood HS: Auditorium (2410)

8:30am

Icebreaker
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 8:30am - 9:00am
Englewood HS: Auditorium (2410)

9:00am

9:45am

10:20am

Morning Break
Monday June 20, 2016 10:20am - 10:40am
ALL

10:40am

Beginning Photoshop/Photoshop Elements
Speakers
avatar for Matt Dickstein

Matt Dickstein

CEO, Creative Learning Systems
Matt Dickstein has been CEO of Creative Learning Systems since 2004. In addition to his work at CLS, Matt is a published and exhibited photographer and Photoshop expert. Matt produces all of the photo editing Learning Launchers and tutorials.


Monday June 20, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 1 (1107)

10:40am

Managing the SmartLab
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →
avatar for BJ White

BJ White

Using a SmartLab in Elementary and Middle School settings is fun.... it even works for Special Needs kids.


Monday June 20, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 2

10:40am

10:40am

Making the Most of Makey Makey
Speakers
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently is involved in the FIRST LEGO League and sponsors Minecraft, programming and broadcasting clubs at his school. In 2013, Bill was selected to be a Siemens STEM Fellow for their annual STEM Institute in Washington, D.C.


Monday June 20, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)

10:40am

Video Training Session
Speakers
avatar for Tim Ryckman

Tim Ryckman

Multimedia/Electronic Publishing Facilitator, Rocky Heights Middle School
I am lucky enough to teach in an exceptional program with exceptional students. I currently facilitate four sections of multimedia in which my students learn about film (all genres from documentaries to motion graphics) and broadcast journalism. My students produce a live broadcast every morning that streams to over 1,500 people. We live stream sporting events (with play by play commentary), concerts, plays and musicals all over the world and... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Studio

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday June 20, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ALL

1:00pm

Assessing the SmartLab
How can we help students develop reflection and self-evaluation skills? Generic debrief questions for discussion or writing can be a place to start.  Digital templates are available.  Presentations, video, photos, teaching a peer, contests, websites …. Lots of ways to help them share their problems and triumphs.

Speakers
avatar for BJ White

BJ White

Using a SmartLab in Elementary and Middle School settings is fun.... it even works for Special Needs kids.


Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 1

1:00pm

Snap Circuits
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 2

1:00pm

ePortfolio Setup and Overview
Speakers
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently is involved in the FIRST LEGO League and sponsors Minecraft, programming and broadcasting clubs at his school. In 2013, Bill was selected to be a Siemens STEM Fellow for their annual STEM Institute in Washington, D.C.


Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 1 (1107)

1:00pm

Using Bridge Designer
Speakers
avatar for Gary King

Gary King

Trainer/Professional Development, Creative Learning Systems
I retired from the Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix AZ, in 2014. My career included 23 years facilitating in the two Smartlabs and 13 years in traditional Industrial Arts.


Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)

1:00pm

Video Training Session
Speakers

Monday June 20, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Studio

2:20pm

Afternoon Break
Monday June 20, 2016 2:20pm - 2:40pm
ALL

2:40pm

Sound Engineering
Speakers
avatar for Gary King

Gary King

Trainer/Professional Development, Creative Learning Systems
I retired from the Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix AZ, in 2014. My career included 23 years facilitating in the two Smartlabs and 13 years in traditional Industrial Arts.


Monday June 20, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)

2:40pm

Animationish
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →
avatar for BJ White

BJ White

Using a SmartLab in Elementary and Middle School settings is fun.... it even works for Special Needs kids.


Monday June 20, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 1 (1107)

2:40pm

Technology Integration and Project Relevance
Speakers
avatar for Liz Hutto

Liz Hutto

Smart Lab Facilitator, Jenks Public Schools


Monday June 20, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 2

2:40pm

Scratch
Speakers
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently is involved in the FIRST LEGO League and sponsors Minecraft, programming and broadcasting clubs at his school. In 2013, Bill was selected to be a Siemens STEM Fellow for their annual STEM Institute in Washington, D.C.


Monday June 20, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 1

2:40pm

Studio Open Lab Time
Speakers
avatar for Tim Ryckman

Tim Ryckman

Multimedia/Electronic Publishing Facilitator, Rocky Heights Middle School
I am lucky enough to teach in an exceptional program with exceptional students. I currently facilitate four sections of multimedia in which my students learn about film (all genres from documentaries to motion graphics) and broadcast journalism. My students produce a live broadcast every morning that streams to over 1,500 people. We live stream sporting events (with play by play commentary), concerts, plays and musicals all over the world and... Read More →


Monday June 20, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Studio

6:00pm

Bowling

Monday June 20, 2016 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Brunswick Zone 945 S. Kipling Parkway, Lakewood, CO 80226
 
Tuesday, June 21
 

8:00am

Welcome to Day 2
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 8:00am - 8:15am
Englewood HS: Auditorium (2410)

8:15am

9:00am

What's New
Speakers
avatar for Matt Dickstein

Matt Dickstein

CEO, Creative Learning Systems
Matt Dickstein has been CEO of Creative Learning Systems since 2004. In addition to his work at CLS, Matt is a published and exhibited photographer and Photoshop expert. Matt produces all of the photo editing Learning Launchers and tutorials.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Englewood HS: Auditorium (2410)

9:30am

Zometool Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Amy Sneed

Amy Sneed

STEM Education Consultant, Zometool, Inc.
A former secondary science and mathematics teacher in Colorado, I recently finished my Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction/STEM Education from the University of Virginia. I teach at the university level and work with school systems and organizations both nationally and internationally on initiatives related to innovative curriculum and assessment design, and supporting the development of ambitious and equitable teaching practices in STEM fields.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 9:30am - 10:20am
Englewood HS: Auditorium (2410)

10:20am

Morning Break
Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:20am - 10:40am
ALL

10:40am

Illustrator
Speakers
avatar for Tim Ryckman

Tim Ryckman

Multimedia/Electronic Publishing Facilitator, Rocky Heights Middle School
I am lucky enough to teach in an exceptional program with exceptional students. I currently facilitate four sections of multimedia in which my students learn about film (all genres from documentaries to motion graphics) and broadcast journalism. My students produce a live broadcast every morning that streams to over 1,500 people. We live stream sporting events (with play by play commentary), concerts, plays and musicals all over the world and... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 1 (1107)

10:40am

Intro to Google Apps for Education
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 1

10:40am

Lego WeDo - Featuring Lego Education
Speakers
KR

Kelly Reddin

Global Master Trainer, LEGO Education
As a Global Master Trainer, I have the good fortune to work with teachers and administrators all over the U.S. and beyond. As a former elementary and middle school teacher, I know first hand that teachers need tools to help students succeed by getting them engaged and enthusiastic about learning. Teachers want tools that are relevant, rigorous, and trusted. If you are looking for upper elementary and middle school robotics that can engage... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 2

10:40am

Introduction to Programming
I'm not a computer programmer, but I've learned a ton this year!  And I designed a short unit in my classes (Grades 5-9).  A description, reflection, and discussion on my unit and the bigger picture of coding and computer science in schools.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Shawver

Lee Shawver

Instructor, Taos Academy Charter School
I facilitate SmartLab classes from grades 5 to 11. I'm really interested in getting a robust and engaging computer programming unit into my classes. Also looking to interface about 3D modeling and printing.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)

10:40am

Video Training Session
Speakers
avatar for Gary King

Gary King

Trainer/Professional Development, Creative Learning Systems
I retired from the Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix AZ, in 2014. My career included 23 years facilitating in the two Smartlabs and 13 years in traditional Industrial Arts.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Studio

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday June 21, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ALL

1:00pm

Beginning Photoshop/Photoshop Elements
Speakers
avatar for Matt Dickstein

Matt Dickstein

CEO, Creative Learning Systems
Matt Dickstein has been CEO of Creative Learning Systems since 2004. In addition to his work at CLS, Matt is a published and exhibited photographer and Photoshop expert. Matt produces all of the photo editing Learning Launchers and tutorials.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 1 (1107)

1:00pm

The Elementaty AEC
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 1

1:00pm

Lego EV3 - Featuring Lego Education
Speakers
KR

Kelly Reddin

Global Master Trainer, LEGO Education
As a Global Master Trainer, I have the good fortune to work with teachers and administrators all over the U.S. and beyond. As a former elementary and middle school teacher, I know first hand that teachers need tools to help students succeed by getting them engaged and enthusiastic about learning. Teachers want tools that are relevant, rigorous, and trusted. If you are looking for upper elementary and middle school robotics that can engage... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 2

1:00pm

Building a Digital Hub with Google Sites
Speakers
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently is involved in the FIRST LEGO League and sponsors Minecraft, programming and broadcasting clubs at his school. In 2013, Bill was selected to be a Siemens STEM Fellow for their annual STEM Institute in Washington, D.C.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)

1:00pm

Video Training Session
Speakers
avatar for Tim Ryckman

Tim Ryckman

Multimedia/Electronic Publishing Facilitator, Rocky Heights Middle School
I am lucky enough to teach in an exceptional program with exceptional students. I currently facilitate four sections of multimedia in which my students learn about film (all genres from documentaries to motion graphics) and broadcast journalism. My students produce a live broadcast every morning that streams to over 1,500 people. We live stream sporting events (with play by play commentary), concerts, plays and musicals all over the world and... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Studio

1:00pm

Guru Bar
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →
avatar for John Keesling

John Keesling

Lead Systems Engineer, Creative Learning Systems
JW

Jeremy Wortman

Creative Learning Systems


Tuesday June 21, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Hallway

2:20pm

Afternoon Break
Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:20pm - 2:40pm
ALL

2:40pm

2:40pm

Extending the Elementary SmartLab
Repeat students may have visited the lab enough (several years through the grades), that they think they’ve done it all.  You and I know better….  There are the obvious ‘Extend Yourself’ slides at the end of each Learning Launcher…. Perhaps your questioning and encouraging of students will spark an idea…  There is a lot of software in your base image that lends itself to further investigation and challenge for students… perhaps new ideas combining Engagement skills, writing a new Learning Launcher, making a directions video will further challenge students …. The list goes on.  Come join us, maybe you have a great idea to share that has worked well.

Speakers
avatar for BJ White

BJ White

Using a SmartLab in Elementary and Middle School settings is fun.... it even works for Special Needs kids.


Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 2

2:40pm

Google Classroom in the SmartLab - With Google
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 1

2:40pm

Introduction to Arduino
Speakers
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently is involved in the FIRST LEGO League and sponsors Minecraft, programming and broadcasting clubs at his school. In 2013, Bill was selected to be a Siemens STEM Fellow for their annual STEM Institute in Washington, D.C.
JW

Jeremy Wortman

Creative Learning Systems


Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)

2:40pm

Studio Open Lab Time
Speakers
avatar for Gary King

Gary King

Trainer/Professional Development, Creative Learning Systems
I retired from the Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix AZ, in 2014. My career included 23 years facilitating in the two Smartlabs and 13 years in traditional Industrial Arts.
avatar for Tim Ryckman

Tim Ryckman

Multimedia/Electronic Publishing Facilitator, Rocky Heights Middle School
I am lucky enough to teach in an exceptional program with exceptional students. I currently facilitate four sections of multimedia in which my students learn about film (all genres from documentaries to motion graphics) and broadcast journalism. My students produce a live broadcast every morning that streams to over 1,500 people. We live stream sporting events (with play by play commentary), concerts, plays and musicals all over the world and... Read More →


Tuesday June 21, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Studio
 
Wednesday, June 22
 

8:00am

Welcome to Day 3
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 8:00am - 8:15am
Englewood HS: Auditorium (2410)

8:15am

9:00am

Introduction to the Unconference and Announcements
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:00am - 9:30am
Englewood HS: Auditorium (2410)

9:30am

Lego Keynote
Speakers
KR

Kelly Reddin

Global Master Trainer, LEGO Education
As a Global Master Trainer, I have the good fortune to work with teachers and administrators all over the U.S. and beyond. As a former elementary and middle school teacher, I know first hand that teachers need tools to help students succeed by getting them engaged and enthusiastic about learning. Teachers want tools that are relevant, rigorous, and trusted. If you are looking for upper elementary and middle school robotics that can engage... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 9:30am - 10:20am
Englewood HS: Auditorium (2410)

10:20am

Morning Break
Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:20am - 10:40am
ALL

10:40am

Sound Engineering
Speakers
avatar for Gary King

Gary King

Trainer/Professional Development, Creative Learning Systems
I retired from the Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix AZ, in 2014. My career included 23 years facilitating in the two Smartlabs and 13 years in traditional Industrial Arts.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)

10:40am

Pixie
Pixie is fun and versatile, easy to learn and use.  There are imbedded projects which can be adapted to a variety of topics. The program tools allow for extended creativity.  The Pixie program options will support a variety of tasks.  Pixie could even be used as a presentation format for student ePortfolios.  Come explore and play with us!

Speakers
avatar for BJ White

BJ White

Using a SmartLab in Elementary and Middle School settings is fun.... it even works for Special Needs kids.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 1 (1107)

10:40am

Engaging Students in the Curriculum
This session is an introduction to CLS Launchpad. Participants will learn the philosophy behind the structure and design of the Learning Launchers through discussion and exploration. Participants will also learn how to facilitate student engagement, and encourage collaborative learning and problem-solving. 

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Burak

Stephanie Burak

Curriculum Design Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Stephanie joined CLS in April of this year, and is excited to be part of the team. Her experiences as an instructional designer, eLearning technologist, faculty trainer, and teacher in alternative learning environments have already proven to be invaluable preparation for her current role as curriculum design specialist. In addition to her work with CLS, Stephanie teaches online Hebrew courses to 3rd-6th graders. Stephanie just moved to Boulder... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 2

10:40am

Lego EV3 - Featuring Lego Education
Speakers
KR

Kelly Reddin

Global Master Trainer, LEGO Education
As a Global Master Trainer, I have the good fortune to work with teachers and administrators all over the U.S. and beyond. As a former elementary and middle school teacher, I know first hand that teachers need tools to help students succeed by getting them engaged and enthusiastic about learning. Teachers want tools that are relevant, rigorous, and trusted. If you are looking for upper elementary and middle school robotics that can engage... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 1

10:40am

Video Training Session
Speakers
avatar for Tim Ryckman

Tim Ryckman

Multimedia/Electronic Publishing Facilitator, Rocky Heights Middle School
I am lucky enough to teach in an exceptional program with exceptional students. I currently facilitate four sections of multimedia in which my students learn about film (all genres from documentaries to motion graphics) and broadcast journalism. My students produce a live broadcast every morning that streams to over 1,500 people. We live stream sporting events (with play by play commentary), concerts, plays and musicals all over the world and... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Studio

12:00pm

Lunch
Wednesday June 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ALL

1:00pm

Web Design
Want to learn the basics of web design and development? Whatever your skill level, there is an option for you. In the spirit of our SMARTLab methodology, you will have the opportunity to choose between multiple development resources. There are options as simple as Google Sites, which uses templates to aid the design process, and as advanced as HTML5/CSS coding. There are also a couple options that fall somewhere in between. In some cases you will have the chance to familiarize yourself with our Learning Launchers by using them as your guide, and in other cases you will be provided with 3rd party tutorials and interactive resources to help you along the way. At all times, your facilitator will be available to offer design tips, technical assistance, encouragement, and support. 

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Burak

Stephanie Burak

Curriculum Design Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Stephanie joined CLS in April of this year, and is excited to be part of the team. Her experiences as an instructional designer, eLearning technologist, faculty trainer, and teacher in alternative learning environments have already proven to be invaluable preparation for her current role as curriculum design specialist. In addition to her work with CLS, Stephanie teaches online Hebrew courses to 3rd-6th graders. Stephanie just moved to Boulder... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 1 (1107)

1:00pm

1:00pm

Gamification in the Smartlab
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 2

1:00pm

Lego WeDo - Featuring Lego Education
Speakers
KR

Kelly Reddin

Global Master Trainer, LEGO Education
As a Global Master Trainer, I have the good fortune to work with teachers and administrators all over the U.S. and beyond. As a former elementary and middle school teacher, I know first hand that teachers need tools to help students succeed by getting them engaged and enthusiastic about learning. Teachers want tools that are relevant, rigorous, and trusted. If you are looking for upper elementary and middle school robotics that can engage... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 1

1:00pm

Video Training Session
Speakers
avatar for Gary King

Gary King

Trainer/Professional Development, Creative Learning Systems
I retired from the Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix AZ, in 2014. My career included 23 years facilitating in the two Smartlabs and 13 years in traditional Industrial Arts.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Studio

1:00pm

Guru Bar
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →
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John Keesling

Lead Systems Engineer, Creative Learning Systems
JW

Jeremy Wortman

Creative Learning Systems


Wednesday June 22, 2016 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Hallway

2:20pm

Afternoon Break / Group Photo
Wednesday June 22, 2016 2:20pm - 2:40pm
ALL

2:40pm

Make Your Own Warhol with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements
Speakers
avatar for Matt Dickstein

Matt Dickstein

CEO, Creative Learning Systems
Matt Dickstein has been CEO of Creative Learning Systems since 2004. In addition to his work at CLS, Matt is a published and exhibited photographer and Photoshop expert. Matt produces all of the photo editing Learning Launchers and tutorials.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 1 (1107)

2:40pm

Open Lab Research / Project Time
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 2

2:40pm

Zometool Session
Speakers
avatar for Amy Sneed

Amy Sneed

STEM Education Consultant, Zometool, Inc.
A former secondary science and mathematics teacher in Colorado, I recently finished my Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction/STEM Education from the University of Virginia. I teach at the university level and work with school systems and organizations both nationally and internationally on initiatives related to innovative curriculum and assessment design, and supporting the development of ambitious and equitable teaching practices in STEM fields.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 1

2:40pm

Curriculum and Alignment
The CLS Learning Launchers were designed to scaffold concepts from one Launcher to the next, and also from the primary through high school curriculum. Find out how the Learning Launchers align within the systems of technology, and also from the lower to the upper grades.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Burak

Stephanie Burak

Curriculum Design Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Stephanie joined CLS in April of this year, and is excited to be part of the team. Her experiences as an instructional designer, eLearning technologist, faculty trainer, and teacher in alternative learning environments have already proven to be invaluable preparation for her current role as curriculum design specialist. In addition to her work with CLS, Stephanie teaches online Hebrew courses to 3rd-6th graders. Stephanie just moved to Boulder... Read More →


Wednesday June 22, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Englewood HS: Auditorium (2410)

2:40pm

Low Cost Simulation Software to Enhance your SmartLab
Speakers
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently is involved in the FIRST LEGO League and sponsors Minecraft, programming and broadcasting clubs at his school. In 2013, Bill was selected to be a Siemens STEM Fellow for their annual STEM Institute in Washington, D.C.


Wednesday June 22, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)

2:40pm

Studio Open Lab Time
Speakers

Wednesday June 22, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Studio
 
Thursday, June 23
 

8:00am

Welcome to Day 4
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 8:00am - 8:15am
Englewood HS: Auditorium (2410)

8:15am

8:45am

Assignments for the Unconference
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 8:45am - 9:00am
Englewood HS: Auditorium (2410)

9:00am

Unconference
Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Burak

Stephanie Burak

Curriculum Design Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Stephanie joined CLS in April of this year, and is excited to be part of the team. Her experiences as an instructional designer, eLearning technologist, faculty trainer, and teacher in alternative learning environments have already proven to be invaluable preparation for her current role as curriculum design specialist. In addition to her work with CLS, Stephanie teaches online Hebrew courses to 3rd-6th graders. Stephanie just moved to Boulder... Read More →
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →
avatar for Gary King

Gary King

Trainer/Professional Development, Creative Learning Systems
I retired from the Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix AZ, in 2014. My career included 23 years facilitating in the two Smartlabs and 13 years in traditional Industrial Arts.
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently is involved in the FIRST LEGO League and sponsors Minecraft, programming and broadcasting clubs at his school. In 2013, Bill was selected to be a Siemens STEM Fellow for their annual STEM Institute in Washington, D.C.
avatar for BJ White

BJ White

Using a SmartLab in Elementary and Middle School settings is fun.... it even works for Special Needs kids.


Thursday June 23, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am
ALL

10:20am

Morning Break
Thursday June 23, 2016 10:20am - 10:40am
ALL

10:40am

Unconference
Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Burak

Stephanie Burak

Curriculum Design Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Stephanie joined CLS in April of this year, and is excited to be part of the team. Her experiences as an instructional designer, eLearning technologist, faculty trainer, and teacher in alternative learning environments have already proven to be invaluable preparation for her current role as curriculum design specialist. In addition to her work with CLS, Stephanie teaches online Hebrew courses to 3rd-6th graders. Stephanie just moved to Boulder... Read More →
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →
avatar for Gary King

Gary King

Trainer/Professional Development, Creative Learning Systems
I retired from the Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix AZ, in 2014. My career included 23 years facilitating in the two Smartlabs and 13 years in traditional Industrial Arts.
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently is involved in the FIRST LEGO League and sponsors Minecraft, programming and broadcasting clubs at his school. In 2013, Bill was selected to be a Siemens STEM Fellow for their annual STEM Institute in Washington, D.C.
avatar for BJ White

BJ White

Using a SmartLab in Elementary and Middle School settings is fun.... it even works for Special Needs kids.


Thursday June 23, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
ALL

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday June 23, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ALL

1:00pm

CrazyTalk
Speakers
avatar for Gary King

Gary King

Trainer/Professional Development, Creative Learning Systems
I retired from the Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix AZ, in 2014. My career included 23 years facilitating in the two Smartlabs and 13 years in traditional Industrial Arts.


Thursday June 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 1 (1107)

1:00pm

Observations and Feedback in the SmartLab
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 2

1:00pm

Vernier
Speakers
avatar for Roger Larson

Roger Larson

Educational Consultant, STEM Solutions
I am always available to discuss ways to enhance science lab investigations by utilizing Vernier's digital data collection technology. | Contact info: | RogLarson@comcast.net | 720.921.5287


Thursday June 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)

1:00pm

Programming your Lego EV3 Robot
Speakers
avatar for Liz Hutto

Liz Hutto

Smart Lab Facilitator, Jenks Public Schools


Thursday June 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 1

1:00pm

Studio Open Lab Time
Speakers
avatar for Tim Ryckman

Tim Ryckman

Multimedia/Electronic Publishing Facilitator, Rocky Heights Middle School
I am lucky enough to teach in an exceptional program with exceptional students. I currently facilitate four sections of multimedia in which my students learn about film (all genres from documentaries to motion graphics) and broadcast journalism. My students produce a live broadcast every morning that streams to over 1,500 people. We live stream sporting events (with play by play commentary), concerts, plays and musicals all over the world and... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 1:00pm - 2:20pm
Studio

2:20pm

Afternoon Break
Thursday June 23, 2016 2:20pm - 2:40pm
ALL

2:40pm

Vernier Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Roger Larson

Roger Larson

Educational Consultant, STEM Solutions
I am always available to discuss ways to enhance science lab investigations by utilizing Vernier's digital data collection technology. | Contact info: | RogLarson@comcast.net | 720.921.5287


Thursday June 23, 2016 2:40pm - 4:00pm
Englewood HS: Auditorium (2410)

5:30pm

Rockies Game
Thursday June 23, 2016 5:30pm - 8:30pm
TBA
 
Friday, June 24
 

8:00am

Welcome to Day 5
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 8:00am - 8:15am
Englewood HS: Auditorium (2410)

8:15am

9:00am

Video Shoot
Speakers
avatar for Tim Ryckman

Tim Ryckman

Multimedia/Electronic Publishing Facilitator, Rocky Heights Middle School
I am lucky enough to teach in an exceptional program with exceptional students. I currently facilitate four sections of multimedia in which my students learn about film (all genres from documentaries to motion graphics) and broadcast journalism. My students produce a live broadcast every morning that streams to over 1,500 people. We live stream sporting events (with play by play commentary), concerts, plays and musicals all over the world and... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am
Englewood HS: Classroom 2

9:00am

Extending the Elementary SmartLab
Repeat students may have visited the lab enough (several years through the grades), that they think they’ve done it all.  You and I know better….  There are the obvious ‘Extend Yourself’ slides at the end of each Learning Launcher…. Perhaps your questioning and encouraging of students will spark an idea…  There is a lot of software in your base image that lends itself to further investigation and challenge for students… perhaps new ideas combining Engagement skills, writing a new Learning Launcher, making a directions video will further challenge students …. The list goes on.  Come join us, maybe you have a great idea to share that has worked well.

Speakers
avatar for BJ White

BJ White

Using a SmartLab in Elementary and Middle School settings is fun.... it even works for Special Needs kids.


Friday June 24, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am
Englewood HS: Classroom 1

9:00am

Vernier
Speakers
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently is involved in the FIRST LEGO League and sponsors Minecraft, programming and broadcasting clubs at his school. In 2013, Bill was selected to be a Siemens STEM Fellow for their annual STEM Institute in Washington, D.C.


Friday June 24, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)

9:00am

Science Simulations
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am
Englewood HS: SmartLab 1 (1107)

9:00am

Studio Open Lab Time
Speakers
avatar for Gary King

Gary King

Trainer/Professional Development, Creative Learning Systems
I retired from the Deer Valley Unified School District, Phoenix AZ, in 2014. My career included 23 years facilitating in the two Smartlabs and 13 years in traditional Industrial Arts.


Friday June 24, 2016 9:00am - 10:20am
Studio

10:20am

Morning Break
Friday June 24, 2016 10:20am - 10:40am
ALL

10:40am

Illustrator
Speakers
avatar for Tim Ryckman

Tim Ryckman

Multimedia/Electronic Publishing Facilitator, Rocky Heights Middle School
I am lucky enough to teach in an exceptional program with exceptional students. I currently facilitate four sections of multimedia in which my students learn about film (all genres from documentaries to motion graphics) and broadcast journalism. My students produce a live broadcast every morning that streams to over 1,500 people. We live stream sporting events (with play by play commentary), concerts, plays and musicals all over the world and... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 1 (1107)

10:40am

Gone Google: All your Google Questions Answered!
Speakers
avatar for Victor Fitzjarrald

Victor Fitzjarrald

Facilitator Support Specialist, Creative Learning Systems
Facilitator Support and Professional Development Coordinator for Creative Learning Systems. I was a teacher for the past 10 years (secondary Math and Science certified) became an administrator, and worked as the Director of Technology for the Korea International School in Jeju-do South Korea. | | Interesting Fact: I have lived on all 7 continents, and my wife and I have been to all 7 continents together (1. McMurdo Station Antarctica, 2... Read More →


Friday June 24, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 1

10:40am

K'nex
Knex is an exciting hands-on Engagement for kids.  Students can start with basic hand-eye coordination skills and continue to building and testing  sophisticated projects.  Comprehension and interepretation skills are developed using the 2-D ‘Construction Manuals’ to build 3-D models.  All of it fun for kids… Take lots of photos and videos.  Documentation and analysis of their work is almost as much fun as the construction itself.

Speakers
avatar for BJ White

BJ White

Using a SmartLab in Elementary and Middle School settings is fun.... it even works for Special Needs kids.


Friday June 24, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: Classroom 2

10:40am

3D Printing (TinkerCad)
Speakers
avatar for Bill Steinbach

Bill Steinbach

STEM Teacher, Northwood Junior High School
Bill Steinbach is a middle-school STEM teacher and technology leader at Northwood Junior High School in Highland Park. He has presented at both the ICE conference and NICE MiniCon. He currently is involved in the FIRST LEGO League and sponsors Minecraft, programming and broadcasting clubs at his school. In 2013, Bill was selected to be a Siemens STEM Fellow for their annual STEM Institute in Washington, D.C.
JW

Jeremy Wortman

Creative Learning Systems


Friday June 24, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Englewood HS: SmartLab 2 (1110)

10:40am

Studio Open Lab Time
Speakers

Friday June 24, 2016 10:40am - 12:00pm
Studio

12:00pm

Lunch
Friday June 24, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
ALL

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

1:00pm

2:20pm

Afternoon Break
Friday June 24, 2016 2:20pm - 2:40pm
ALL