Thanks for coming to see us in Denver – and for another great ISTE!
Hope to see you next year in San Antonio.

Whether you’re entirely new to BrainPOP or a veteran user, we’ve got programming that’s perfect for you. Take a look at the free PD we’re offering in our POPUp Classroom, like Certified BrainPOP Educator workshops and Beginner sessions that include a special 6-month trial for non-subscribers. Pre-registration may be required (where noted), so reserve your spot today and bring your own device!

Also stop by the booth for an on-demand demo about whatever interests you: concept mapping; custom quiz creation; learning games; playful assessment; PD; BrainPOP ESL; and beyond! And of course, snap a selfie with Moby.

And, get “Spotted!” Attend one of our POPUp Classroom sessions, score a coveted Moby tote, and wear it around the exhibit hall. If we “spot” you with it, you could win a school-wide BrainPOP subscription. View Spotter Campaign terms here.

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Pre-Conference: Saturday, June 25

Mobile MegaShare
Carrie Mignano & Arturo Guajardo, BrainPOP
2-6 pm ♦ Convention Center, Room 405 ♦ Details

An opportunity for mobile educators from around the globe to collaborate at a free pre-conference event. Come share and learn, with experts facilitating collaborative 45- minute sessions (attendees choose four) plus networking breaks.

Pre-Conference: Sunday, June 26

Intel Education Visionaries: STEAMing Ahead With Girls & IT!
Kari Stubbs, PhD, BrainPOP ♦ Dr. Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow
9-10 am ♦ Westin Denver Downtown, Horace Tabor Room

Employers are unanimous on this – they want a diverse workforce that demonstrates high proficiency in critical thinking, communication and collaborative problem solving.  To meet this demand, we need new learning environments that engage and empower all students, girls in particular, with experiences to develop these important skills.  Using hands-on activities and timely research findings, Dr. Kari Stubbs and Dr. Julie Evans will provide new insights into how teachers can purposely integrate STEAM learning activities in their classroom with an eye toward gender sensitivity and innovative learning.

Certified BrainPOP Educator Workshop
12-3:30 pm ♦ POPUp Classroom: Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall B ♦ Pre-register
Apply for a spot at one of these workshops, the first step in our “CBE” program. The Certified BrainPOP Educator Program is offered to teachers who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to and creativity using BrainPOP resources. We rely on CBEs for their perspective and expertise, inviting them to beta test, weigh in, and consult with our team on pipeline projects. Also offered on Tuesday. Pre-registration required, see above/BYOD

Make – Don’t Take – Examinations Evaluating Students on Knowledge They Construct
Emily Silverman, Techniculturist
12:30-3:30 pm ♦ Hyatt Regency, Capital Ballroom 5 ♦ Pre-register/$123 fee
Find out why Emily Silverman’s students eagerly anticipate her finals, knowing that these assessments will be about how individuals connect to material, what matters to them, and what will continue to resonate. You’ll make a mini-exam, then review and frame meaningful, open-source, hands-on, uncheatable guidelines to inspire your students and you.

Digital Content to Support Mobile Learning for Refugee Students Around the World
Maya Goffer, BrainPOP 
7-8:30 pm ♦ Convention Center Lobby D, Table 15 ♦ Details
Learn about our partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in which children around the world received access to BrainPOP’s web and mobile content. This session will highlight learning centers in Kenya and Malaysia, currently supported by the UNHCR’s Online Education Programs for Refugee Children.

Monday, June 27

STEM Playground: A New Way of Thinking
Robert Miller, Port Orange Elementary (FL) ♦ Rayna Freedman, Jordan/Jackson Elementary (MA)
8-11:30 am ♦ Convention Center Concourse E ♦ Details

Our CBEs are among the presenters at this science, tech, engineering, and math-themed playground. Come discover new ways to spark STEM process thinking in your class routines.

Technologia Para Hispanohablantes: Spanish-Language Digital Resources
Dr. Rita Oates, Oates Associates ♦ Joe McCright, Stowe Elementary (IA)
8-10 am ♦ Convention Center Lobby D, Table 6 ♦ Details
Learn about digital resources for K-20 Spanish learners and for Spanish speakers categorized as communication, cultures, connections, comparisons and communities using ACTFL Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century. Emphasis is on standards/resources overlapping with ISTE Standards, especially for student creation with digital tools and global communication.

Explore BrainPOP
8:30-9:30 am & 11 am-12 pm ♦ 
POPUp Classroom: Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall B
In this hands-on session, you’ll be the navigator on an exploration of previously uncharted BrainPOP territory. We’ll head in whatever direction you choose: assessment through game play and reflection? Educational games? Concept mapping with Make-a-Map, enabling students to connect and develop ideas as they use our resources? Custom quiz creation with the Mixer? Election-themed lessons? Regardless of which route you take, you’ll reach your destination with brand new ideas for incorporating BrainPOP into instruction. BYOD

50 PE Tech Tools to Enhance Student Learning & Make Academic Connections
Betty Ann Fish, SCH Academy
11 am-1 pm ♦ Convention Center Lobby D, Table 35 Details
Come see how to use technology to help make academic connections in physical education and increase student engagement. Explore and try out various tools to jumpstart your program and make learning truly collaborative. Also see how to increase both your and your students productivity.

Redefining the Math Classroom: The Transformational Power of Technology
Sandra Chow, Toronto District School Board
12:30-2 pm ♦ Hyatt, Capital Ballroom 2 ♦ Pre-register/$63 fee

Experience how technology is redefining students’ ability to communicate, collaborate, represent and learn from one another in a one­-to-­one math classroom. Learn about tools that facilitate teachers’ ability to differentiate instruction and reach students of all levels.

Are You Game? BrainPOP & Game-Based Learning
12:45-1:45 pm ♦ POPUp Classroom: Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall B
Come explore the breadth of titles and recently added playful assessment offerings on our online games portal. Experienced gamers and newbies alike will take home valuable tips for working game-based learning into class. BYOD

Leadership for Digital Learning Near & Far: View from International Schools
Kari Stubbs, PhD, BrainPOP ♦ Dr. Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow ♦ Dr. Matt Harris, British School of Jakarta
12:45-1:45 pm ♦ Convention Center Room 201 ♦ Details
Effective educational leadership practices are not limited by the world map. In this session, we’ll discuss new research examining how international schools are leveraging digital tools, content and resources to transform learning and how their use of the ISTE Standards for Administrators can influence digital learning leadership around the globe.

Games in the Classroom: Getting the Recipe Right
Jessica Millstone, BrainPOP ♦ Katharine Burek, Classroom, Inc. ♦ Ryan Parmley, William Smith High School ♦ Jackson Westenskow, IoP
2-4 pm ♦ Convention Center Lobby D, Table 2 ♦ Details
Learn how you can use game-based learning to create joyful classrooms and spark learning at home. Our poster, videos and students will show you how to use games and STEM curricula to spur successful, fun blended/flipped learning environments.

BrainPOP for Beginners (Non-Subscribers Only)
2:30-3:30 pm ♦ 
POPUp Classroom: Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall B ♦ Pre-register
Get to know the ins and outs of BrainPOP during this interactive workshop highlighting our entire suite of features. We’ll show you how BrainPOP can help you keep track of student learning; design your own assessments with the Quiz Mixer; connect and develop ideas with Make-a-Map, our concept mapping tool; and effectively incorporate gaming into assessment and instruction. Attendees receive a school-wide trial subscription to use through December 2016 (limit one per school). Pre-registration required, see above/BYOD

SOLD OUT! Level Up Your Teaching with Game-Based Learning Strategies
Mike Jones, Illinois State University ♦ Mary Baker, Erin Spencer, & Dr. Kristin Brynteson, Northern Illinois University 
2:30-3:30 pm ♦ Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 1 E/F ♦ Details
Explore game-based learning strategies to facilitate interactive experiences that capture students’ interest and spark their imagination. Discover free standards-aligned games, lesson plans, prompts and a gallery of student work.

10 Years of “20 to Watch”
Kari Stubbs, PhD, BrainPOP  ♦ Rob Dickson, Omaha Public Schools ♦ Dr. Ann Flynn, NSBA ♦ Dyane Smokorowski, Andover Public Schools (KS)

2:30-3:30 pm ♦ Convention Center Mile High Foyer, PLN Lounge ♦ Details
2016 marks the 10-year anniversary of the National School Board Association’s 20 to Watch award. For a decade, this program has identified emerging education technology leaders. Join this session to reflect on the award and past winners, and leverage this community think tank for a discussion about ed tech.

Focus Group: Reflective Activities
4:15-5:15 pm ♦ POPUp Classroom: Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall B
Participants will have the chance to share feedback about and impact new assessment features we’re working on. BYOD

Personalized Perspectives on Creating Equitable Digital Learning Experiences for Teachers & Students
Patricia Brown, Old Bonhamme School (MO) ♦ Dr. Nicol Howard, Santa Ana USD (CA) ♦ Carla Jefferson, Darlington County School District (SC) ♦ Regina Schaffer, Bayview Elementary (NJ) ♦ Sarah-Jane Thomas, Prince George’s County Public Schools (MD) ♦ Shana White, Creekland Middle School (GA)
5:30-6:45 pm ♦ Convention Center Room 505 ♦  Details
Whether you are looking for equitable solutions for low-access or high-access schools, join us for an engaging experience of interactive and collaborative learning centered on equitable personalized learning for teachers and students. Come learn and share from your unique perspective with the Digital Equity PLN!

Tuesday, June 28

Focus Group: Assignments
10:45-11:45 am ♦ POPUp Classroom: Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall B
Give us your input on the ways you’d like to be able to assign different BrainPOP activities. BYOD

Certified BrainPOP Educator Workshop
1:45-5:15 pm ♦ POPUp Classroom: Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall B ♦ Pre-register
Apply for a spot at one of these workshops, the first step in our “CBE” program. The Certified BrainPOP Educator Program is offered to teachers who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to and creativity using BrainPOP resources. We rely on CBEs for their perspective and expertise, inviting them to beta test, weigh in, and consult with our team on pipeline projects. Pre-registration required, see above/BYOD

Can K-12 EdTech Procurement Change to Keep Pace With Innovation?
Robert Miller, Port Orange Elementary (FL) ♦ Kirk Anderson, Denver Public Schools ♦ Hal Friedlander, Technology for Education Consortium ♦ Adam Garry, Pearson Achievement Solutions ♦ Jeff Mao, Common Sense Education ♦ Mike Patterson, CDW
2:15-3:15 pm ♦ Convention Center Room 505 ♦ Details
In this session, educators and others involved in the procurement process will tackle the challenges they face, including how long it takes, why it takes so long and why the focus is often on the technical specifications instead of instructional goals.

SOLD OUT! Play Like a Girl: A Look at Games & Coding
Kari Stubbs, PhD, BrainPOP ♦ Dr. Julie Evans, Project Tomorrow
2:15-3:15 pm ♦ Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 4 E/F ♦ Details
Learn how to engage girls in STEM with games and coding. This highly interactive session will include group dialogue, collaborative reflection, game play and coding. Come ready to play, share and be inspired!

STEM on a Shoestring K-5
Julianne Ross-Kleinmann, Foote School (CT) ♦ Jessica Shupik, School District of Philadelphia 
4:30-7:30 pm ♦ Hyatt Regency, Capital Ballroom 5 ♦ Pre-register/$123 fee
Interested in incorporating STEM into your curriculum but have limited resources? Experience how third graders learn and apply the Boston Museum of Science Engineering Design Process using spaghetti, index cards, lifesavers, pipe cleaners, shoeboxes and other household items to tackle collaborative and independent design challenges.

Wednesday, June 29

Are You Game? BrainPOP & Game-Based Learning
8:30-9:30 am ♦ POPUp Classroom: Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall B
Come explore the breadth of titles and recently added playful assessment offerings on our online games portal. Experienced gamers and newbies alike will take home valuable tips for working game-based learning into class. BYOD

BrainPOP for Beginners (Non-Subscribers Only)
10:15-11:15 am ♦ 
POPUp Classroom: Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall B ♦ Pre-register
Get to know the ins and outs of BrainPOP during this interactive workshop highlighting our entire suite of features. We’ll show you how BrainPOP can help you keep track of student learning; design your own assessments with the Quiz Mixer; connect and develop ideas with Make-a-Map, our concept mapping tool; and effectively incorporate gaming into assessment and instruction. Attendees receive a school-wide trial subscription to use through December 2016 (limit one per school). Pre-registration required, see above/BYOD

PD With a One-Two Punch: Sharing BrainPOP Via Google Classroom
Steve Isaacs, William Anin Middle School (NJ) Cathy Cheo-Isaacs, Trevor Day School (NY)
10:15-11:15 am ♦ Convention Center Room 601, Table 1 ♦ Details
Discover how staff developers shared their enthusiasm for BrainPOP using a combination of online synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities. BrainPOP and Google Classroom provided the foundation for an environment full of constructivism, experiential learning, and inspiration.

SOLD OUT! KinderTech: Tools for Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom
Nikki Vradenburg, LaMotte School (MT)
10:15-11:15 am ♦ Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 3B ♦ Details
Blogging, screencasting, concept maps, digital research and social media … in kindergarten? Why not? Learn how to use powerful digital tools to meet Common Core standards for ELA in the primary classroom. Explore tools created specifically for primary students to blog, create videos, screencasts, concept maps and record podcasts.

Focus Group: K-3 Vocabulary
11:45 am-12:45 pm ♦ POPUp Classroom: Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall B
K-3 teachers, learn about and shape our plans for new BrainPOP Jr. vocabulary features. BYOD

Explore BrainPOP
1:15-2:15 pm ♦ 
POPUp Classroom: Hyatt Regency, Mineral Hall B
In this hands-on session, you’ll be the navigator on an exploration of previously uncharted BrainPOP territory. We’ll head in whatever direction you choose: assessment through game play and reflection? Educational games? Concept mapping with Make-a-Map, enabling students to connect and develop ideas as they use our resources? Custom quiz creation with the Mixer? Election-themed lessons? Regardless of which route you take, you’ll reach your destination with brand new ideas for incorporating BrainPOP into instruction. BYOD

Register for our ISTE 2016 Certified BrainPOP Educators workshops:
Option 1: Sunday, June 26 / 12-3:30 pm
Option 2: Tuesday, June 28 / 1:45-5:15 pm

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