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NYSAIS Education and Information Technology Conference (NEIT16)

Date: Wednesday - January 27, 2016
Time: All Day
Location: Mohonk Mountain House


Wednesday, January 27 - Friday January 29, 2016
Mohonk Mountain House
New Paltz, NY
Phone 845-255-1000
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Speakers: Art Markman, Frank Migliorelli, Emily Pilloton, Manoush Zomorodi


NEIT is a conference for librarians and technologists to gather and explore the future of information and technology in schools.


Exhibitors Note: Attending all three days? You must purchase a table, AND you must register as an attendee from this page. EXHIBITORS Register here for a TABLE!



Much of the conference is devoted to Open Space or Unconference sessions. These are organic, just-in-time opportunities to share our knowledge and learn from one another. Come prepared to do so! To learn more about how it works, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference
There will be a few rooms set up as maker spaces. Equipment will be available during unconference sessions. Akbar Herndon is coordinating the equipment.

 In the schedule below, sessions designated with will be livestreamed. You can watch live, or click the logo to view all of the NYSAIS archived sessions from past conferences.

Sessions in red -- plenary sessions in Parlor

Wednesday

10:30 AM
Carriage Lounge

NEIT Committee Meeting

12:30 PM - Main Dining room

NYSAIS Registration Desk opens (rooms not guaranteed till 4:00 PM)

12:30 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

Welcome by the Conference Committee
Jed Dioguardi, Hackley School and Sarah Kresberg, Allen Stevenson School

2:15 PM
Parlor

 


General Session 1 - Bored and Brilliant: Finding Balance in the Digital Age
Manoush Zomorodi
Presider: Lizbeth Johnson, Professional Children's School

When was the last time you were bored? Manoush Zomorodi, host of WNYC's Note to Self, has been exploring the idea that a lack of boredom suppresses our creativity and asks whether our devices are to blame. In this talk, Manoush will share insights from the "Bored and Brilliant" project, an experiment she ran with 20,000 participants to find out if we can rethink our relationship with technology. It's not about banning our devices - just using them more thoughtfully, so we can get the best out of ourselves and our lives.

4:00 PM

Tea in Lake Lounge - Check-in to hotel rooms

5:00 PM

Introduction to Open Space (Unconference)
Presider: JP Connolly, St. Ann's School

5:30 – 6:30 PM

Open Space Unconference 1

6:30 PM

Reception & Dinner

Thursday

7:30 – 8:15 AM

Buffet Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30 AM

 

General Session 2 – Teaching Smart Thinking
Art Markman, University of Texas
Presider: Erin Mumford, Friends Seminary

In order to promote student effectiveness, it is important to start with a clear understanding of the skills that will lead to critical thinking and creative problem solving.  In this talk, I explore a three-part formula for smart thinking involving creating good habits to help students acquire high quality knowledge and to use that knowledge when they need it.  Along the way, I examine strategies to help students learn and develop these skills.  

9:30 -10:00 AM

Open Space Gathering/Planning
Presider Lauren Lazar, Collegiate School

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Open Space Unconference 2

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Parlor

 


General Session 3 – Patience and Fortitude: Sculpting the Digital Lions
Frank Migliorelli, Director of Digital Experience at NYPL
Presider: Akbar Herndon, Grace Church School

With book circulation in decline, but Library attendance and program participation growing, the New York Public Library is far from becoming a “book museum”. But meeting the changing audience needs, and reinventing its services with a potential treasure trove of digital assets and tools is a journey the Library has only recently embraced. With large scale digitization projects, a complete web platform overhaul, and new initiatives with open platforms, crowd sourcing and user contributed content, the Library has begun to forge new directions and programs that offer the public access to a range of primary sources- from its huge collection of rare and historical maps, to unique documents and artifacts known as the “Treasures” of NYPL. Frank Migliorelli,, will present a number of initiatives and programs illustrating how the Library’s digital shift is changing how it perceives itself as a community resource,  and the new opportunities for researchers, educators and the public to access and create new projects, knowledge and ideas with these rich collections.

12:45 PM

Buffet Luncheon

2:00-5:00 PM

Afternoon Options
Enjoy the excellent XC Skiing, ice skating, spa, pool, health facilities.
Details at Guest Services

4:00 PM

Tea in Lake Lounge

4:45 - 5:00 PM

Open Space Gathering/Planning
Presider: Michelle Sherry, School of the Holy Child

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Open Space Unconference 3

6:00 PM

 

Complimentary Cocktails and Vendor Displays
A select group of corporate guests will display their products and services.
Ignite! Presentations
Presider: JP Connolly, St. Ann's School

7:30 PM

Dinner and Raffle
Presider: Katie Archambault, Emma Willard School

Friday

7:30 – 8:15 AM

Buffet Breakfast

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Open Space Gathering/Planning
Presider: Akbar Ali Herndon, Grace Church School

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Open Space Unconference 4
Presiders: Akbar Ali Herndon, Grace Church School & Katie Archambault, Emma Willard School

10:45 – 12:30 PM

 

General Session 4 – If You Build It: Designing and Making and Building
Emily Pilloton, Project H Design
Presider: Gina Marcel, School at Columbia University

Emily believes that design and building can transform schools and communities. She will share projects and lessons from seven years of her organization's history, including public architecture built by high school students, ten-year-old welding girls, and partnerships with civic entities that have created jobs and social impact across the country. Using architecture as a lens to examine a new era and opportunity for public education, Pilloton will lay out a plan and a challenge for building a brighter future for all students.

12:30 PM

Closing
Jed Dioguardi, Hackley School and Sarah Kresberg, Allen Stevenson School

Friday lunch is not part of the conference package. There will be an extra charge if you decide to stay for lunch. You may also order a Trail Lunch if you wish.


Art Markman, PhD is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin and Founding Director of the Program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations.  Dr. Markman has written over 150 scholarly papers on topics including reasoning, decision making, and motivation.  He brings insights from cognitive science to a broader audience through his blogs at Psychology Today and Fast Company and his radio show and podcast Two Guys on Your Head produced by KUT radio in Austin.  Art is the author of several books including Smart Thinking, Smart Change, and Habits of Leadership.  When Art isn't working or spending time with his family, he can be found playing the saxophone in a blues band.

Frank Migliorelli is an award-winning interaction designer and educator specializing in media-rich software and exhibit development. With a portfolio that includes children’s games and media, corporate websites, and media enhanced installations around the world, he has been a creative and innovative leader in interactive media design for a wide range of educational, institutional and corporate clients. Frank has recently joined the New York Public Library as Director of Digital Experience, a new position created to lead the development of the institution’s overall digital strategy for user experience, exhibits and educational programs. Before coming to to the New York Public Library, He taught digital media design for educational technology at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University as a Visiting Clinical Professor. His courses include “Interaction Design for Learning Environments” and “Video Games and Education” which are offered at MAGNET, NYU’s new Media and Games Network facility in Brooklyn. He also taught exhibit and children’s media design at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), Tisch School of the Arts.

Since 2011, he led a design collective with a focus on experience and interactive media design. His projects include designing the online and mobile applications for a traveling exhibit on sustainability in Europe, a hands-on science and technology center for a new school in New York City, and most recently, the redesign of the children’s library and junior “maker space” at the United Nations International School. Frank has worked with the World Science Festival, founded by physicist Dr. Brian Greene, to develop a series of digital products and educational initiatives for teaching and promoting science awareness across a wider, public audience. Last September, Frank and his team designed and launched the web-based application “The Life of Man”, in celebration of Esquire Magazine’s 80th anniversary which was awarded “Best Online Micro-Site/App” by Event Design Magazine.

- See more at: http://www.tribecadisruptiveinnovationawards.com/frank-migliorelli-interaction-designer-educator/#sthash.i3fqQQPv.dpuf
Frank Migliorelli is an award-winning interaction designer and educator specializing in media-rich software and exhibit development. With a portfolio that includes children’s games and media, corporate websites, and media enhanced installations around the world, he has been a creative and innovative leader in interactive media design for a wide range of educational, institutional and corporate clients. Frank has recently joined the New York Public Library as Director of Digital Experience, a new position created to lead the development of the institution’s overall digital strategy for user experience, exhibits and educational programs. Before coming to to the New York Public Library, He taught digital media design for educational technology at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University as a Visiting Clinical Professor. His courses include “Interaction Design for Learning Environments” and “Video Games and Education” which are offered at MAGNET, NYU’s new Media and Games Network facility in Brooklyn. He also taught exhibit and children’s media design at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), Tisch School of the Arts. - See more at: http://www.tribecadisruptiveinnovationawards.com/frank-migliorelli-interaction-designer-educator/#sthash.IeBUmQY1.dpuf
Emily Pilloton founded Project H in 2008, believing deeply in the power of design and building to excite learning and citizenship. Her first crush, MacGyver, sparked her love of constrained problem-solving and tinkering. She went on to study architecture and building because it was the one thing that allowed her to geek out about everything, from math and structural engineering to ethnography and the fascinating behavior of people. Emily believes that by giving youth, particularly girls and students of color, the skills to design and build their wildest ideas, we can support the next generation of creative, confident changemakers. Her ideas and work have made their way to the TED Stage, The Colbert Report, the New York Times, and more. She is the author of two books, Design Revolution: 100 Products that Empower People, and Tell Them I Built This: Transforming Schools, Communities, and Lives with Design-Based Education. When she isn’t welding with her 10-year-old Camp H girls or co-teaching Studio H, Emily loves to run, write, rabble-rouse, and eat unreasonable amounts of Mexican food.
Manoush Zomorodi is the host and managing editor of WNYC’s Note to Self, formerly known as New Tech City, a podcast and radio segment about finding balance in the digital age. Every week she investigates how technology is changing the human experience and experiments with ways to better manage modern life.
Most recently, Manoush spearheaded Bored and Brilliant, a week-long challenge that got thousands of people across the country rethinking their relationship with their phones and jumpstarting their creativity. Bored and Brilliant was covered by The Economist, AdWeek, The Atlantic, Newsweek, Well+Good, Poynter, and Fast Company, among others. In recent New York Times and Lifehacker profiles, Manoush revealed her own professional and family tech habits.
She often fills in as host for The Brian Lehrer Show, The Leonard Lopate Show, and On The Media and has contributed to NPR, Quartz, Inc., MSNBC, WNBC, and The Dr. Oz Show. In 2014, she was named Outstanding Host by the Alliance for Women in Media. She has won 4 New York Press Club Awards and a Gabriel award. Prior to WNYC, Manoush reported and produced for BBC News and Thomson Reuters. She wrote Camera Ready: How to Present Your Best Self and Ideas On Air or Online, one of the top-selling journalism ebooks on Amazon.
Manoush grew up in Princeton, New Jersey and went to Georgetown University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, NY1 reporter and anchor Josh Robin, and their two kids. In spare moments, she tweets @manoushz or takes deep cleansing breaths. Oh, and the name? It’s pronounced mah-NOOSH zom-or-ROAD-ee. She is half-Persian, half-Swiss but all New York.


Registration and Credit Card Payment will open in fall, 2015.

Registration is a 2-step process. Be sure to do both in fall, 2015.

1. Reserve your room with Mohonk - do one of the following
  • Or reserve by phone: 800-772-6646
  • Need car service? Please give the Mohonk 24 hours notice, or call a local taxi.
2. Registration and Credit Card Payment* 

Volume discounts for 5 or more attendees from one school, registering together.

Early Registration Fees apply until 2 weeks before the event
  • NYSAIS Members - $345.00
  • Non-members - $380.00
Regular Registration Fees apply within 2 weeks of the event
  • NYSAIS Members - $395.00
  • Non-members - $430.00
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