Beyond the Horizon Report: Fostering Systemic, Sustainable Change in Educational Institutions

NMCA Workshop

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This workshop is being held at an event:
2016 NMC Summer Conference
06/13/2016 - 06/16/2016
MAGIC Center 159 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester Rochester, NY 14623
NMCA Workshop Schedule:
06/14/2016 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM EDT
Not available at this time

Do you feel as though effective, innovative integration of technology in learning organizations is the exception, rather than the rule? NMC members are enthusiastic about leveraging new technologies to enrich learning environments and collaboration, but we suspect that many organizations lack the vision and passionate leadership that we share. The purpose of this workshop is to produce an NMC Position Paper encouraging K12, higher education, museums, libraries, and adult learning (staff training) programs to retain or hire site-based educational technology specialists. Workshop participants will contribute to sections of the paper; share best practices, job descriptions, and recognition as contributors.

Beyond the Horizon Report: Fostering Systemic, Sustainable Change in Educational Institutions

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 Tuesday 14th of June 2016 01:00 PM — 04:00 PM EDT
Session Type Session Pathway Audience Skill
Preconference Workshop Digital Strategies  all  all


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Gordon Shupe
Stone Magnet Middle School

Son of one of the early space engineers at Kennedy Space Center… Mr. Shupe was born in Melbourne, FL and grew up on South Merritt Island in the shadow of Cape Kennedy’s Manned Space Program. Hobby interests have been the individual water sports: surfing, SCUBA diving, water skiing, snowboarding, etc. Shupe studied marine biology, psychology, science education and skateboarding at Florida State University. During his senior year at FSU and after graduation, Mr. Shupe worked a brief time as a field researcher for NOAA and completed masters studies in education at Florida Institute of Technology. Feel free to edit - not sure how much you wanted to know. Professionally, in addition to teaching the sciences for 32 years at the secondary level, Mr. Shupe has two decades experience as a middle school technology director in a 1:1 (computer:student) environment. He has provided hundreds of computer application workshops (including 7 years of traveling to nearly 300 K20 educational institutions in 30 different states on behalf of Apple Professional Development). He served as a part of Florida’s Sunshine State Science Standards and Technology Standards expert committees, 8 years of adjunct experience teaching both graduate and undergraduate methods classes for Computer Science and Secondary Science Education. Shupe's most recent recognition was from to become one of their select few regional Computer Science Facilitators. In 2013, Mr. Shupe was of 22 globally acknowledged New Media Consortium K12 Ambassadors. He also very active in the Global Apple Distinguished Educator Community (Class of 2003). An additional professional career highlight occurred in 1994 as an Access Excellence Fellow: the National Science Teachers Association chose two Biology teachers from a competitive process in each state at the bequest of Genentech Corp. This cadré was charged with a three year initiative to establish a science educator’s online community in the mid 1990’s. Mr. Shupe became the online collaborations coordinator for this pioneer online science education community. Mr. Shupe is passionate about the role of Visual Literacy in learning and knowledge retention. He has leadership experience in leveraging the power of the network to take students outside the four walls of their classroom. He has coordinated Global Photo Contests in several different content subject areas in Secondary Education, inter-state science experiments with data collection, crowd sourcing/funding/marketing with social networks. He has considerable experience in video production, web servers and website design, databases, and creative design.
Stone Magnet Middle School is located on the Space Coast of Florida about an hour east of Orlando. The school is a part of a medium sized school district of around 100 schools. Located in an urban neighborhood of Melbourne, FL, Stone was built as a K12 Black School in the 1950's and now serves the 7th and 8th grade students. Stone has a rich history of advanced technology use and a nationally known science research program. Stone is in its second year of a 1:1 Digital Literacy Initiative where each of the 800+ students are issued a MacBook Air.
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Jonathan Nalder
E20/ JNXYZ Education

EDUCATION MATTERS. This is the common theme that has directed Jonathan’s journey from being a Learning Support Teacher willing to experiment with mobile devices to improve student outcomes, to receiving Smart Classrooms (Qld), Learning without Frontiers (UK) and NMC Henderson (USA) awards, to his previous roles as a One Laptop per Child & Indigenous Education Project Officer, to his current positions as a Senior Educational Consultant for TAFE Queensland (Digital Learning), Apple Distinguished Educator, NMC K-12 Ambassador & NMC Horizon Report panel expert, JNXYZ Education, Slide2learn & E20 groups co-founder, Pearson presenter, HP Catalyst Fellow, and Explain Everything Advisory Board member. Jonathan has presented across Australia and internationally for Learning Without Frontiers, 21st Century Learning, Mobile Learning Experience, Slide2learn, New Media Consortium, Apple and Ulearn. His current passion is looking at how next gen tech such as iBooks, Wearables, iBeacons & Apps can combine with the smart pedagogies of SAMR & Challenge Based Learning to impact learners as part of the radical ‘Build Theory Of Everything’ project. > How can he help? More:
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Paul Signorelli
Paul Signorelli & Associates

Paul Signorelli pursues a variety of interests as a San Francisco-based writer, trainer, instructional designer, social media strategist, presenter, consultant—and lifelong learner. He explores, writes about, and helps others become familiar with e-learning, social media, MOOCs, mobile technology, innovations in onsite and online learning spaces, and community partnerships (onsite and online) to creatively facilitate positive change within organizations. He also absolutely adores connectivist MOOCs, having participated as a learner in #etmooc (the Educational Technology & Media MOOC) and #xplrpln (the Exploring Personal Learning Networks MOOC) in 2013 and #ccourses (the Connected Courses MOOC) in 2014 as well as having help design and facilitate #oclmooc (the Open and Connected Learning MOOC) in fall 2014. He is active at several levels in the New Media Consortium (including service on Horizon Report advisory boards/expert panels and as a contributing editor for the NMC Blog), the American Library Association, and the Association for Talent Development (formerly the American Society for Training & Development); earned an MLIS through the University of North Texas (with an emphasis on online learning) and an M.A. in Arts Administration at Golden Gate University (San Francisco); blogs at Building Creative Bridges (http://building; and can be reached at
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Lisa Nigara Gustinelli
St. Thomas Aquinas High School

Newly appointed as Director of Instructional Technology at St. Thomas Aquinas High School, I am privileged to work at one of the most technologically advanced innovative schools in the United States. I have been a presenter at NAIS technology conference where I did a workshop on online teaching and learning. I also presented at the NMC 2014 conference on Social Entrepreneurship as well as 3D printing (5 minutes of Fame).My passion is teaching through technology. Selected as an expert panelist for the NMC Horizon report for K-12 in 2014 and 2015 as well as the Horizon, I2 report has afforded me the opportunity to collaborate with like-minded professionals within the field of Instructional Technology throughout the world. I have started a philanthropy called Madagascar In My Heart and have brought technology to children living in abject poverty in order to enrich their lives in a positive way. My philanthropy has enabled me set up a computer lab in Tulear, Madagascar and I returned to Madagascar in August of 2014 to set up two more “In My Heart” labs. I also have a lab in Mandela Village South Africa. The lab serves 500+ students who live in the Pretoria township.I have been asked to set up a lab in Myanmar in July of 2015.  My website is:
St. Thomas Aquinas High School One of the most advanced in-school innovation centers in the country has been dedicated at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. A nationally recognized academic and athletic powerhouse, St. Thomas Aquinas High School is implementing a series of innovative educational initiatives that are setting a standard for 21st century learning. The new multimillion dollar, cutting edge Innovation Center uses interactive high-tech experiences to stimulate creativity in students and faculty. The technology, furniture and lighting throughout the five glass-walled classrooms and common areas create a learning environment where students can perform at the highest level through the most current interactive technologies. Each state-of-the-art classroom is equipped to foster exploratory learning with interactive touchscreen monitors and projectors on every wall; high definition video conferencing capabilities for interactive long distance learning, virtual field trips and guest lecturers; and mobile ergonomically designed chairs, desks and tables to allow for numerous classroom configurations. The goal is to keep students engaged and actively learning.