Denver Academy's 2017 Symposium on Teaching & Learning
Featuring NY Times Bestselling Author Alan November
Keynote Sponsor: Arrow Electronics
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Join us for Denver Academy's 2017 Symposium on Teaching & Learning: Partnering with Technology.
This day-long public event includes a presentation by Keynote Speaker Alan November, an international leader in education technology named one of the nation's fifteen most influential thinkers of the decade by Tech and Learning Magazine. The day also features breakout sessions for parents, teachers, students, educators and professionals
surrounding the topic of technology in education. Information on breakout sessions is listed below. Mr. November will also have books available for purchase at the symposium.
Cost for the event is FREE for current DA family members (up to two people). This event is open to the public and is $100 per person for non-DA members (includes lunch). Register for the Symposium via the links below.
Student Panel with Anthony Slaughter, Director of IT, Denver Academy
Students play a critical role in evaluating, researching and informing the direction of technology at Denver Academy. This group will present on the theory and practice of what this active, engaging and reflective student committee has accomplished, as well as demonstrate some of their favorite technology tools.
Jane Vincent, Assistive Technology Manager, University of Michigan
Many students start their college years unaware of how life will be different without support from The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This session will cover some of these differences, and provide insight into preparing students to succeed in an environment where self-advocacy is suddenly key to ensuring they get appropriate assistive computer technology services.
Jill Carty Tew, Director of Operations and Innovation, Roots Elementary (Denver, Colorado)
The innovative tech tools developed at Roots Elementary have brought the school's vision of "radical personalization" to life. But the journey of in-house software development was not an easy one. Join the school's Director of Operation and Innovation as she shares some lessons the team learned along the way.
Sally Garza, Upper School Technology Director, Lawrence School
(Sagamore Hills, Ohio)
This session will include practical tools, processes, and supports that are available to support struggling writers during each phase of the writing process. If you have writing struggles or know someone who does, you will walk away from this session with practical advice that can be used with writers from 4th grade through adulthood.
Jeff Burnaugh, Director of Learning, Sterne School (San Francisco, California)
It is possible to leverage technology as a tool to empower a diverse range of students to choose how they learn and express themselves. This session will explore how to build a culture that facilitates student-centered choice, questions to frame meaningful use of technology, an exploration of applications, and specific examples of how students have used technology to enrich their own learning.
Dr. Nadia Cone, Director of Academic Technology, Rawson-Saunders
Technology can help teachers make instruction more accessible, differentiated, and multi-sensory, and it can help students' work become more multidimensional and reflective of their true depth of knowledge and intellect. This session will highlight technology integration approaches and tools with these goals in mind.
Dr. Mindy Adair, Math Curriculum Coordinator, Denver Academy
Technology in mathematics education is worthy of our investigation! This session will consider the question, “What role should technology play in mathematics education?” We will examine pertinent research and historical patterns through the lens of organizations such as NCTM (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) and ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education). Finally, we will explore several potential technological resources for teachers, students, and parents. Participants will be encouraged to determine one new tool/resource to explore/adopt in support of student learning in math.
Cynthia Richardson, Instructional Facilitator, Denver Academy
Jenna Grange, Elementary Teacher, Denver Academy (Denver, Colorado)
How can we as parents best support our children with the evening homework routine? How can we as teachers assign meaningful homework to our students to reinforce learning? This session is designed to provide parents with a handful of effective ways to keep their children active and engaged during the evening homework routine. These strategies will promote a positive exchange as we support daily learning. Teachers will walk away with ideas for assigning purposeful homework. In addition to hands-on activities, we will explore internet-based platforms to support your child. Be ready to interact and have fun in this session as we reflect and collaborate!
Debbie Campbell, Effective Technology For Learning, LLC
There are many misconceptions and misunderstandings of how assistive technology can benefit a student engaging in the learning process. This session will provide you with a framework for successfully integrating assistive technology into a student’s learning habits, while demonstrating several tools that are currently being used by students at Denver Academy.
Cyle Feingold, Founder and Executive Director of Results Learning and Robin
Glenn, MA, LPC, CSC, CAC, C.E.O. of Base Education
Does your child or student struggle with executive functioning skills or behaviors such as bullying or self-harm? The presenters will demonstrate technology programs and tools for planning, time management and self-advocacy skills as well as behavioral and mental health wellness.
Daniel Hartmann, Director of Educational Technology/Coordinator of Technology Support, The Lab School of Washington DC
Over the past decade educational technologists have gone from computer labs exposing students to the internet, coding, and assistive technologies. As educational technology integration into instruction has become “best practice,” leaders in their respective environments might be feeling overwhelmed as the inclusion model is becoming more commonplace. However, innovation continues to move forward and Educational Technologists remain at the forefront to bring these to their respective communities. What is on the horizon? This is the topic of discussion while exploring our past.
Craig A. Knippenberg, LCSW, Knippenberg, Patterson, Langley & Associates
Craig will discuss how electronics impact brain functioning. Learn about relaxation, Dopamine juices and sleep disturbance. He will also discuss how electronics impact family functioning. Explore connections and disconnections in your own family!
As Director of Education, Philippe is responsible for training all new Denver Academy teachers, as well as facilitating the continued professional development of all our veteran instructors.
Prior to his current role, Philippe spent many years as a classroom teacher, Head of the Core High School, and cross country coach. He is a Teach for America Alumni member and continues to stay involved with TFA and collaborate with their Special Education teachers.
Mr. Ernewein earned his B.A. from Longwood College in Modern Languages and his M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in teaching English at the secondary level from the University of Colorado, Denver.
Dr. Adair joins Denver Academy with almost three decades of experience in education. Prior to Denver Academy, Dr. Adair enjoyed working at a local independent school where she was the math department chair, college counselor, and dean of students. She is thrilled to join this community of learners.
Dr. Adair earned a B.A. in Mathematics and a Diploma in Education from the University of Colorado and an M.A. from the University of Phoenix in Education Administration and Supervision. She holds a Professional Teacher License and a Professional Principal License for the State of Colorado. Dr. Adair completed her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction specializing in Research Methods and Statistics at the University of Denver.
Ms. Bodden works as both a Literacy Specialist and Instructional Facilitator. Jessica aims to instill a love of literature in her students and build their self-confidence. Some of her favorite books include The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, The Giver by Lois Lowry, and anything by Roald Dahl, Judy Blume, or Beverly Cleary.
Ms. Bodden holds a B.A. in Psychology and a Certificate in Education from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She earned her M.A. in Teaching with a Reading Endorsement from Lewis and Clark College.
Faculty Development Coordinator & Instructional Facilitator
In her role as Instructional Facilitator, Cynthia focuses on supporting teachers in their professional development. She began her career at Denver Academy in 1999, working as a teaching assistant and then a full-time teacher. She taught in the 5th and 6th grade classrooms from 2001 to 2007 and led the Elementary School as Dean from 2004-2006.
Cynthia Richardson earned her B.A. in Psychology from Willamette University and her M.A. in Special Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. When not on campus, Cynthia enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters.
ACT Special Testing & Accommodations Coordinator, and Program Development Assistant
Denver Academy is a private school for diverse learners in grades 1-12, located in Denver, CO. DA inspires and empowers students with learning differences through student-centered, differentiated, and transformative education.