Winter Symposiums: Technology Day 2018

Technology Day
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Learn to engage and inspire students, using innovative teaching methods and technology tools. FCIS is offering a full day of professional development for teachers (K-12), department chairs, and media & curriculum specialists.

Participants earn 5 hours of in-service credit.

Who should attend? Administrators, Technology Directors, and Faculty


Felix Jacomino, Director of Innovation and Technology, Gulliver Schools

Dr. Joan McGettigan, Director of Educational and Information Technology, North Broward Preparatory School

The Innovation Team, Pine Crest School:

Lisa Ockerman | Kris Swanson | Vicki Spitalnick | Bethany Hawkins | Matt Stevens | Alexis Cobo | Ella Yankelevich | Yamara Higgins | Debra Jacoby | Michael Luetjen | Pedro Uribe, Lisa Saunders | Kelly Paredes | Myrielle Badio | Keri Kolettis | Joe Kelley | David Ellich | Michael Luetjen | Dave Burgess | Ashley Porter | Pery Shusterman

DATE: Wednesday, February 7, 2018

LOCATION: Pine Crest School is located at 1501 NE 62nd Street, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334.
Parking will be in the Parking Garage off of NE 62nd Street. The workshop will be held in Upper School Room 320.
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TIME: 8:45 AM - 2:45 PM

COST: $179 (Members) | $239 (Non-Members)
* Fee includes lunch.
Bundled Cost for Both Workshops: $299 (Members) | $399 (Non-Members)
* Fee includes lunch both days.

DEADLINE: January 26, 2018
Payment must be made prior to the workshop.

CANCELLATION & REFUNDS: All hotel cancellations must be made directly through the hotel and in accordance with hotel policy. Workshop refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to There is a $50 processing fee through January 19, 2018, with no refunds after this date.

Schedule and Sessions

8:45AM | 123 Multi-Purpose Room | WELCOME

9:00-10:00AM | 123 Multi-Purpose Room

Session Title - TBA
Session Description - TBA

Presenter: Felix Jacomino, Director of Innovation and Technology, Gulliver Schools

10:15-11:15AM | 123 Multi-Purpose Room

Session Title - TBA
Session Description - TBA

Presenter: Dr. Joan McGettigan, Director of Educational and Information Technology,
North Broward Preparatory School

11:15AM-12:15PM | Dining Hall | LUNCH

12:30-1:30PM | Choose one of two sessions:

Make Learning
Gain valuable insights into building a culture of Innovation in your school where faculty embrace opportunities to integrate technology, MakerEd, and STEAM skills into the core curriculum. How do we harness support and empower students, classrooms, and creative spaces? Join us for a fast and furious share on project-based learning.
Presenters: Lisa Ockerman, Kris Swanson, Vicki Spitalnick, Bethany Hawkins, Matt Stevens, Pine Crest School
123 Multi-Purpose Room


Computer Science
As 21st century educators, our job is to incorporate logical, critical thinking, and problem solving into our classroom curriculum. Join the Pine Crest Computer Science team for a hands-on experience into the creation, collaboration, and communication in an integrated Computer Science curriculum. This workshop will highlight how Computer Science progresses through grades Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 with the use of innovative technologies, robotics, and maker activities.
Presenters: Alexis Cobo, Ella Yankelevich, Yamara Higgins, Debra Jacoby, Michael Luetjen, Pedro Uribe, Lisa Saunders, Kelly Paredes, Myrielle Badio, Pine Crest School
Upper School 320

1:30-2:30PM | Choose one of two sessions:

STEAM-Related Academic Competitions and Entrepreneurship
A necessary skill for 21st century students is collaboration. At Pine Crest School, we create opportunities for our students to collaborate, test, and persevere outside of the traditional classroom through competitive academic STEM-related programs, including robotics and the Technology Student Association (TSA). During this session, participants will explore how to create a learning environment in which students are driving inquiry, taking action, and making a difference in areas that desperately need innovative solutions. This session will be invaluable for participants who are passionate about creating relevant learning experiences, building student agency, and connecting the classroom with the world.
Presenters: Keri Kolettis, Joe Kelley, David Ellich, Michael Luetjen, Pine Crest School
123 Multi-Purpose Room


Teaching Through Video Production
Harness the power of technology through video production. In this session, presenters will discuss how teachers and students can create educational newscasts and will share a live student broadcast of the weekly PCTV newscast.
Presenters: Dave Burgess, Ashley Porter, and Pery Shusterman, Pine Crest School
Upper School 320


Hotel Information

Hotel Reservations: Below are several hotel recommendations. To make reservations, please contact the hotel directly. Identify yourself as part of the FCIS event at Pine Crest School to get their special rate.

The Westin Fort Lauderdale
400 Corporate Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
Phone: 954-772-1331

Sheraton Suites Fort Lauderdale at Cypress Creek
555 N.W. 62nd Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: 954-772-5400

Courtyard Marriott Fort Lauderdale North Cypress Creek
2440 West Cypress Creek Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Phone: 954-772-7770

Questions? Please contact Alison Carlson at

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