Saturday, September 25th, 2010
Pacific University - Forest Grove

Keynote by Lewis Elementary School Principal
Tim Lauer

Please Register at the Conference Sign-in Desk on the 25th
Directions to Pacific University
Located at : Berglund Hall in Forest Grove. Corner of Cedar St. & Pacific Ave.

Speaker Schedule

Includes Sessions By & For
-Pre-Service Teachers
-Practicing Teachers,
-Mentor Teachers
-Teacher Education Faculty
Conference Check-in and Coffee 7:30 - 8:30am Berglund Hall lobby
Welcome & Keynote
8:30 - 9:30 McCready Auditorium, Taylor Meade Hall
Showcase Session 1   9:45 - 10:45 Various Berglund Hall Classrooms
Break 10:45 - 11:00 Berglund Hall lobby
Showcase Session 2 11:00 - 12:00 Various Berglund Hall Classrooms
Presentation Description
Presenter Description
McCready Tim Lauer
Portland Public School Principal: Meriwether Lewis Elementary School
Keynote: Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Educational Technology in your Classroom and the Real World

Tim Lauer began to explore educational technology use in a Buckman Elementary School classroom in the early 1990s. After working as a technology specialist in the PPS, Tim accepted the principalship of Meriwether Lewis Elementary school. At Lewis he has continued to implement innovative approaches to technology use for the students as well as the teachers. Tim is a noted presenter nationally and has developed a strong reputation for his use of and writings about educational technologies.
017 Jeffrey Barlow
Pacific University
 Using Technology in Social Studies Classrooms
Dr. Jeffrey Barlow of Pacific University will discuss a number of techniques for engaging students in the production of World Wide Web pages in Social Studies classes at all levels in such a way that they simultaneously will become sophisticated, cautious consumers of electronic materials. The class does not presume that the participants have used the web in their classes. If you can use email, or have thought about using email, you are qualified to participate! Jeffrey will also discuss funding opportunities at the Berglund Center, and opportunities for creative cooperation.
Grades - HS
Jeffrey Barlow is the Director of The Berglund Center for Internet Studies at Pacific University and the Director of the Matsushita Center for Electronic Learning. He edits Interface, the e-journal of the Berglund Center and is the founding editor of several noted electronic scholarly journals. His web sites in Asian Studies receive more than five million hits per year. Among other things, he teaches sophisticated searching in electronic resources to history students.

Greg Whatley
Willamette University

Say Yes to Science, and No To Drugs
Come hear about a project that introduces students to medicinal chemistry in a high school setting by using interactive computing technology. I will describe the use of an iPAD that will mirror ChemDrawPro software wifi'd from a MacBook and visualized on a screen thus allowing mobility in the classroom and student interaction with 3D images of medicinal molecules and their structural/activity/relationship (SAR).
Grades: High School
Greg Whatley is a Graduate of the Willamette MAT program 2007. Greg is a retired pharmacist with an interest in using medicinal chemistry presentations in order to "challenge and engage" high school chemistry students. 
A recipient of a M J Murdoch Charitable Trust grant, Greg worked this past summer with the Willamette University Chemistry department researching medicinal molecules and will do so next summer. He also received a SKEF grant that will allow him to purchase an iPAD.
Anita Z. Boudreau
Pacific University

Customizing Personal Learning Environments for Non-Formal Learning, Professional Development, & Educational Practice
“Midway between the more familiar concepts of formal and informal learning lies non-formal learning; the notion that learning is somewhat organized and may occur at the initiative of the individual but also happen as a by-product of more organized activities.”
This interactive session situates non-formal learning within a digital context to explore possibilities for using web-based tools and social media to tailor online environments for supporting our personal learning, professional growth, and the way we organize educational practice.
Grades: Prof Dev.
Anita Zijdemans Boudreau is a Professor of Education at Pacific University with a background in human development, education, and applied cognitive science. Her primary interest is in learning and technology and how they are integrated into practice. To that end, her research and practical pursuits include: professional and teacher development; constructing personalized virtual learning environments to support knowledge development and learning communities in informal/formal contexts; as well as exploring educational applications of immersive 3D virtual worlds, such as Second Life.
Becky Tengs
Forest Grove Community School
Social Networking and Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom
By the time students reach middle school they have an online life. Everything they can experience in the real world — learn, explore, chat, make friends, and even make enemies — they can also experience online. However, many students do not understand that online behaviors have offline consequences. Online social networks are an important tool, capable of teaching students about responsible digital citizenship and strengthen classroom communities. Using the “Forest Grove Grid Project” and “Our Nest” as a model, learn strategies to teach responsible digital citizenship and how to create and manage your own classroom social network. Grades - Elem/MS
Becky Tengs is a fourth, fifth, and sixth grade teacher in a multiage class at the Forest Grove Community School. A technologically adept graduate of Pacific University’s MAT and Reading Endorsement programs, Becky designs and implements innovative online projects with elementary school students. She actively uses technology in her classroom, including a daily whole-group blog post, student-created video projects, social networking, as well as online news media.
140 Jason Niedermeyer
Willamette University
 The evolution of a (moderately) tech savvy teacher: How a love of nature videos brought me $50,000 in grant money and an addiction to Google Calendar.
Jason Niedermeyer began his career as a biology and English Teacher with a single goal: to make students love David Attenborough as much as he did. What he didn’t know was that in his quest to develop the ideal graphic organizer for a single video, he would watch his practices go through a significant evolution. In this presentation you will hear about the effective use of rudimentary technology (videos and video clips), the use of iMovie to create focused video splices, Flip video cameras to engage students in enhanced learning, and Google sites to tie it all together. Jason will also give you some tips to find $$$ to bring technology into your classroom. Grades 9-12
Jason Niedermeyer is a biology and English teacher at South Salem high school in Salem. Currently he teaches IB biology and Animal Behavior, though he has taught Read 180, freshman English (Basic through Honors), and biology/life science. A football and golf coach for several years, Jason now moonlights as a behavioral researcher and author (apparently he just gets geekier with age).
Serena Fryer,
Joseph Gale Elementary
Interactive White Boards in the Elementary Classroom
What can young children do with interactive white boards? How can interactive white board software help teachers get organized? See how one teacher is using a SMART board in the early-elementary classroom for language arts, math, and science. Come away with new ideas for using this technology and share some of your own.
Grades Elementary
Serena Fryer has taught Kindergarten and 1st grade in the Forest Grove School District. She is involved in the Oregon Ed Tech Cadre, Forest Grove Ed Tech Cadre, and Forest Grove Technology Advisory Committee. She has led several SMART Board staff development sessions for the school district and uses her interactive white board regularly in the classroom. Her website is
147 Suzette Lewis
University of Washington
World of Warcraft: Social constructivism in a virtual world and applications to the real world classroom
Imagine an exciting and challenging learning environment consisting of over 11 million diverse participants from around the world, each one willingly paying a monthly fee for this ongoing experience. A novice learner, with no previous training can be successful from day one, rapidly increasing understanding and skills with the help of “more knowledgeable others.” Together we will examine sociocultural concepts such as “scaffolding” and “zone of proximal development” in the game of World of Warcraft, and identify aspects of this MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game), which can inform classroom instruction, particularly in mathematics.
Grades: Middle - High School.
Suzette Lewis is a graduate of Pacific University's MAT Program. After teaching for a number of years at the Ocean Beach School District and then serving in a wide variety of specialized support capacities, she began a doctoral program at the University of Washington. She is now in her second year of the Educational Psychology program, focusing on Learning Sciences. 
Suggested Readings
200 Mike Charles
Pacific University
Title: Waka adventure: Lessons learned from New Zealand
Description: What can we learn from how they use technology in K-12 schools in New Zealand? Join us for a virtual visit to work from students at Pt England School in New Zealand and see how they are using blogs and multimedia podcasting to strengthen student learning (and even their test scores!).
Grades K-8
Mike Charles is an educational media and technology specialist with a background in curriculum and instruction. He taught for 15 years in Phoenix, Arizona, His interests include the uses of visualization tools in teaching mathematics and science in K-12 education, ways that technology enables student-initiated project learning environments around the globe, and the complexities involved in changing teacher practice.
PPT Presentation
Silas' Blog -
216 Machelle Childers
Echo Shaw Elementary
 Podcasting in the Elementary Classroom: Ideas for creative projects with your students.
Would you like to learn how to use iPods and digital cameras to extend some of your favorite units of study in the classroom? In this session you will see many examples of students creating and publishing podcasts in math and science and how simple it can be to have them create podcasts for all other curriculum areas. Participants will be given resources and information on how to get started.
Grades - Elem
Machelle Childers is a 3rd Grade Two-Way Immersion teacher in the Forest Grove School District. She actively uses technology in her classroom including student-created video projects, Audacity, student-created podcasts, listening centers using iPods and iPod math applications.
Her website is
Handouts as Docs
Handouts as PDFs
230 Jerry Johnson
Corban College
Visual Learning with Concept Maps
Learn how to create and integrate concept maps into K-12 classrooms with the free software, VUE, and with MyWebspiration, the Web-based version of the popular software, Inspiration.
Grades K-12
Jerry Johnson is a biology professor at Corban University and also assists faculty in the use of educational technology. His website is Learning Digitally at and his blog can be found at
Steve Rhine
Willamette University
 Using Google Applications in the Classroom
Free and useful. Google applications have the potential to enhance your teaching by helping students collaborate and become engaged in learning. From Presentations to collaborative documents to surveys of students to blogging and websites, Google applications create opportunities for integrating technology in ways that connect students to the content and each other.
Steve Rhine is a Professor of Education at Willamette University. He taught high school mathematics for many years before moving into teacher education. He has been active in the educational technology community for the past two decades.

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