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Tuesday, June 11
 

1:00pm EDT

Registration 1- 4 pm
Tuesday June 11, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Registration Area
 
Wednesday, June 12
 

7:30am EDT

Registration 7:30 am - 3 pm
Wednesday June 12, 2019 7:30am - 3:00pm EDT
Registration Area

8:00am EDT

Blythewood High School Strings
Wednesday June 12, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am EDT
Piedmont & Sandhills

8:30am EDT

Keynote: Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today
Having no historical precedent, the current speed of technological breakthroughs has lead to the coming age of workplace automation, dramatically altering the world of work that our students will enter upon graduation. With the vast disparities of inequity that have existed for centuries, all that is known about how students learn, and the predictions regarding the world that our students will face tomorrow, utilizing a traditional, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning is educational malpractice. Built upon the foundation of leadership and school culture, a redesigned learning experience fundamentally shifts the teaching and learning paradigm to one that is personal, while altering the use of authentic assessments, how technology is leveraged, the spaces in which the learning occurs. The way educators grow professionally, how schools collaborate with the community, and ultimately, the sustainability of the system as a whole. In this interactive workshop, Murray will dissect some of these eight keys, which each serve as a puzzle piece for redesigning the learning experience, to unlock tomorrow's schools so that today's modem reamers leave ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems. We must create tomorrow's schools today and you are part of the solution.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Murray

Thomas Murray

Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools
TOM SERVES AS THE DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION FOR FUTURE READY SCHOOLS. HE HAS TESTIFIED BEFORE THE U.S. CONGRESS AND HAS APPEARED ON VARIOUS TELEVISION AND RADIO SHOWS. MURRAY SERVES AS A REGULAR CONFERENCE KEYNOTE, WAS NAMED ONE OF “20 TO WATCH” BY NSBA, THE “NATIONAL/GLOBAL EDTECH... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
Piedmont & Sandhills

10:00am EDT

Featured: 360 Degree Learning with Google Tour Creator
See how you and your students can bring learning to life by creating 360 degree virtual tours. Learn how to add photos with a 360 degree camera, or the Cardboard Camera mobile app, or just from Street View. Then go deeper with image overlays, points of interest, and voice narration. Finally share your creation with the world!

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Keynote Speaker, Control Alt Achieve
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Auditorium
  Featured

10:00am EDT

Featured: The Pen is NOT Mightier than the Keyboard: Strategies to Embrace & Scaffold Digital Learning
Few empirical studies may be more detrimental to advancements of effective technology use in K-12 education than Mueller and Oppenheimer (2014) and Carter, Greenberg, and Walker (2016). Both assert that students in lecture-style courses perform worse when allowed to use technology. However, neither mentions any instruction to help students capitalize on digital tools! Too often, educators project their own learning habits onto their students, applying paper-based strategies to digital contexts. However, what if we considered digital note taking as a completely new task? When students can harness the power of tagging, searching, and sharing as a new way to approach how they interact with course content, they will be able to ask better questions, build stronger connections, and engage in deeper inquiry. Ultimately, students need to not only be able to search for knowledge across disparate sources, but also within their own brains.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Writer, Researcher, and Professional Learning Consultant, CoSN & The Learning Accelerator
Dr. Beth Holland is the Digital Equity & Rural Project Director for the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) as well as Partner for Research & Measurement at The Learning Accelerator. She has over 20 years of experience, having taught in K-12 classrooms, served as Director of Academic... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Palmetto

10:00am EDT

Amplifying Student Voice & Creativity
Join us to gain ideas for fostering students’ voice and creativity, while increasing engagement. Participants will experience easy to use tools, designed to foster 21st century skills and are easily integrated in all subject areas and grade-levels.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall

Educational Technology Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools
Jennifer Hall has been an educator for more than twenty-two years and currently serves as an Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) for Atlanta Public Schools. As a National Board Certified Teacher, she has seventeen years of middle school classroom experience. Her expertise includes... Read More →
avatar for Becky Goddard

Becky Goddard

Admin, Pine Lake Prep
Becky Goddard has been an educator for more than 20 years. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent Mathematics, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, and earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Media. Becky works closely with the North Carolina Digital... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Right Board Room

10:00am EDT

Gamification GO!
Topics explored will be Class Dojo, ClassCraft, and my version of Pokemon GO!. Participants will leave ready to begin implementing aspects of gamification in their classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Brent White

Brent White

6th Grade Science Teacher, School District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties
National Board Certified Sixth Grade Science Teacher. CrossRoads Intermediate School Teacher of the Year 2017-2018. District PD Facilitator for three years. Class Dojo Mentor and Ambassador. Presenter at SCAMLE Conference. Presenter at 2018 Kappa Delta Pi Convocation. Attended many... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 5

10:00am EDT

Google Search can Do WHAT?!
We all know about the Google Search engine. It is totally fabulous and fairly simple to use. But- do you know about some pretty cool things that you can do in Google Search besides "define: culture" or "allinurl:android phone"? What about .... (I guess you will need to come to my session in order to find out!). Bring a device with you so you too can use SEARCH like a Google Pro.

Speakers
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Debbie Easler

TLC/Media Specialist, Spring Valley High School
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Sharon Owens

Technology & Learning Coach, Richland Northeast High School/RSD2
Sharon Owens is in her 35th year in education, the last 9 of which have been as a Technology & Learning Coach at Richland Northeast High School in Columbia, SC. She enjoys working with both teachers and students in a 1:1 device environment. She is a Google Level 1 and 2 Educator... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 9

10:00am EDT

Maximizing Learning with Math Work Stations in K, 1, 2
Math Work Stations can be powerful, engaging, rigorous, and fun. By using student data, kindergarten, first and second grade teachers can create standards-based work stations to support the major concepts students need additional support in. The focus of today's session will be fluency.

Speakers
avatar for Carol Sample

Carol Sample

Elementary Math Specialist, Richland School District 2
Carol Sample currently works with elementary teachers in Richland School District Two in Columbia, S.C. to support effective math instruction and student learning. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina as well as a Master's... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Waters

Elizabeth Waters

Elementary Math Specialist, Richland School District 2
Elizabeth Waters is currently an Elementary Math Specialist for Richland School District Two. Elizabeth supports teachers with the teaching and learning of elementary math. She began her career in the district as a 5th grade teacher in 2003. As she grew as a professional, her love... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 1
  General Session

10:00am EDT

Self-Pacing for Students in the Elementary Classroom
In this session, Amanda will demonstrate how she uses technology to help all learners excel and succeed at their own pace. She will share resources and templates that she often uses in her 4th and 5th grade classroom to push student thinking, and to hold all students accountable. In this session, Amanda will highlight resources such as Google Classroom (and G Suite), ReadWorks, Discovery Education, the Richland Library, and Khan Academy - just to name a few! Bring your device and web resources you love!

Speakers
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Amanda Blake

5th Grade Classroom Teacher, Richland School District 2
Amanda has been a classroom teacher for 14 years, and has loved being on the "tech wave!" She moved to SC 9 years ago from Arizona... and is still getting used to the humidity!


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 10

10:00am EDT

Sketchnoting in the Classroom
Learn how to introduce and use Sketchnoting in the classroom as a form of visual note taking. In this session, I will introduce participants to the idea, and importance of Sketchnoting, as well provide a lesson outline of how to introduce it to students of all ages. This session will also highlight digital options for Sketchnoting. If you love to doodle while note taking this session is for you!

Speakers
avatar for Eve Heaton

Eve Heaton

Instructional Technology Coach, Beaufort County School District
Eve Heaton has been a Title 1 tech coach for the Beaufort County School District for eight years. Prior to joining the tech team she taught science at the elementary and middle school levels. She maintains a popular science notebooking and technology blog (www.sciencenotebooking.blogspot.com... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 6

10:00am EDT

Stop!!! Collaborate and Listen
Rollin', collaborate and go! With lessons down so students can grow. Collaboration on stand-by, don't let it roll by. Now that I have your attention: bring your Chromebook or iPad to explore collaboration tools that you can use with students.

Speakers
avatar for Casey Ellisor

Casey Ellisor

Technology and Learning Coach, Longleaf Middle School
I have been an educator for 25 years, all in Richland Two.  I taught all subjects in fifth grade, sixth and seventh grade science and sixth grade social studies.  I began using technology in my classroom in 1995 as a Richland Two Tech Mentor. When Richland Two’s 1TWO1 initiative... Read More →
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Wendy Willingham

Technology & Learning Coach, EL Wright Middle School
I am a loving aunt of three adorable children ranging in age from 11 to 2. I love spending time with them and spoiling them. I come from a family of teachers (my grandmother was my first grade teacher--just fyi she quit after she taught me but I like to think that was due to my classmates... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Abernathy

Tyler Abernathy

Technology and Learning Coach, Blythewood Middle School
Firstly, I am fortunate to be married to a wonderful, smoking hot redhead Caroline and we have three delightful children. I love getting to spend time with my family. Professionally, I was a Middle School Social Studies teacher for seven years but now have transitioned to serving... Read More →
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Janice Wylie

Technology and Learning Caoch, Summit Parkway Middle School
I am entering into year 22 in Education and I am so proud to wear it like a badge.  I joined the Richland Two family in 2008 after working in a neighboring district for 11 years.  In the classroom, I taught ELA and Social Studies (sometimes in the same year).  I have been on the... Read More →
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Diane Gilbert

Technology and Learning Coach, Muller Road Middle School
I have had a full career as a Richland 2  teacher, serving in the areas of drama, video production, and language arts.  Currently, I have had the opportunity to be a Technology and Learning Coach for Muller Road Middle School.  In this role, I seek to support and encourage the... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 4

10:00am EDT

Storytelling for the YouTube Generation
Join us to experience a complete filmmaking experience in under an hour. Learn how to empower your students to tell compelling visual stories by illuminating the parallels between cinematic storytelling and traditional writing skills and strategies. Participants will walk away with materials and strategies to transform student videos from a visual run on sentence to a video that reflects their true creative capacity.

Speakers
avatar for Nick LaFave

Nick LaFave

Instructional Innovation Coach, Clover School District
Nick LaFave is an Instructional Innovation Coach in Clover, SC. A former Clover School District Teacher of the Year, Nick is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a National Board Certified Teacher, and also works as an education consultant and speaker. Nick’s more than 20 years of classroom... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Pee Dee

10:00am EDT

The MacGyver of Technology Tools-Google Slides
Google slides, the MacGyver of tech tools, has extraordinary talent for unconventional problem-solving (not just for presentations). Join me in learning to solve high-level (or low-level) teaching missions and take on the responsibility of saving boring lessons armed to the teeth with resourcefulness with a little more than bubble gum and a paperclip (not really). Participants will learn how to create interactive stories, digital posters, magazines, cartoons and much more.

Speakers
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Cheryl Turner

Technology & Learning Coach, Richland 2
I am married with four adult children. I have been an educator for over 30 years and a Technology & Learning Coach for the past 13. I began my career as a special ed. resource teacher in a middle school in Madison County Ga. I moved to Columbia after 2 years and taught ALERT, the... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 3

10:00am EDT

The Power of Poo!
How do you bridge the critical gap between science and literacy in your daily reading block? How do differentiate your elementary science instruction to accommodate the needs of all your students? Does your current instructional approach satisfy both Science and ELA curriculum standards? Join us for a highly engaging and fun-filled session. Explore ways to integrate the critical elements of science with reading and writing to help students establish real-world connections and elevate learning across content areas. During this hands-on workshop, we will discuss diverse methods to seamlessly connect science and literacy using Science A-Z’s instructional materials. Together we’ll address specific SC standards and discover ways to use multilevel resources to effectively integrate the content areas of science and literacy. We will dive into non-fiction books, Investigation Files (close reading for Science!), Project Based Learning packs, Interactive Science Lessons, videos, hands-on learning activities, teacher lessons, and more… Our session will provide effective and efficient ways to: • Bring Science into the reading block • Align multilevel resources to your state’s Next-Generation Science Standards • Connect Literacy and Science • Combine fiction with non-fiction to support K-5 Science instruction All session attendees will be given complimentary access to the RAZ Plus and Science A-Z platform for 3 months.

Speakers
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Jason Generally

Learning A-Z
As a classroom teacher in the U.S. and a Chief Academic Officer for over 120 schools internationally, Jason brings more than 20 years of experience and a broad educational perspective to Learning A-Z. A firm believer that strong literacy skills significantly impact academic success... Read More →
avatar for Learning A-Z

Learning A-Z

Regional Director, Learning A-Z
Learning A-Z® is a literacy-focused PreK-6 education technology provider. Our products blend teacher-led instruction with technology-enabled resources to make teaching more effective and efficient.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 2

10:00am EDT

Three Blind DATES: Digital Assessments That Engage Students
Let's welcome three engaging digital assessment tools to the table! Gimkit, InsertLearning, and Quizlet Live are three digital assessment tools you can easily include into your assessment toolbox to drive your instruction. Let's go on a date with these tools, finding out what makes them special, and take a tool back ready to conquer your classroom! Be sure to BOYD for this will be a FUN, interactive session!

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Mcauliff

Thomas Mcauliff

Instructional Technologist, Anderson School District One
Thomas McAuliff currently serves as an Instructional Technologist for Anderson School District One. Prior to to his current role, he was an elementary level teacher, a SCASCD Emerging Leader, and was a District TOY Top 10 Finalist in Greenville County. He has also earned Google Level... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 7

10:00am EDT

Using Technology to Defeat Student Device Distraction (Repeat)
As technology assists in helping teachers build customized lesson plans a better prepares students for growth in a hyperconnected society, it creates its share of distractions in the classroom setting. Attend to understanding of how new technology can be attached to your school’s 1:1 journey to help defeat classroom distractions.

Speakers
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Dyknow

Exhibitor, Dyknow
Dyknow is a classroom management solution that helps teachers defeat student device distraction.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Left Board Room

10:00am EDT

We Are All Literacy Teachers
Literate students don’t just decode words on a page; they interact with and explore multiple forms of digital and print information, in all subject areas. We’ll dive into Discovery Education’s powerful content and free easy-to-implement instructional strategies that will have your students mastering literacy across disciplines with ease.

Speakers
avatar for Discovery Education

Discovery Education

Mgr, Partner Engagement, Activation, Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources for K–12 classrooms worldwide. We are the home to award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, and the largest professional development community of its kind.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Low Country

10:00am EDT

Using Phenomena To Engage Students in Science
What is Phenomena and what makes it engaging? By centering science education on phenomena that students are motivated to explain, the focus of learning shifts from learning about a topic to figuring out why or how something happens and connects that learning to the natural world. Explore example phenomena-based lessons as we share resources to get you started on building your own phenomena based science lessons.

Speakers
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Brad Fountain

Director-Teaching and Learning, Discovery Education
Brad is a passionate educator with over 20 years of educational experience. He began his career teaching in a 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina where he utilized some of the earliest educational internet based web resources. He launched one of the first technology based... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Playground

10:00am EDT

Featured: Leading with Purpose
What separates “leaders” from those who lead? As a school leader, are you walking in and towards your purpose? This session will help leaders explore their own personal WHY, connect their passion to their work, and empower those around them to rise up and lead. Participants will take part in a handful of culture building activities that they can back to those they serve to impact their schools and classrooms. Today’s modern learners need bold leaders who model the way, and create a culture of innovation, and you are part of the solution.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Murray

Thomas Murray

Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools
TOM SERVES AS THE DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION FOR FUTURE READY SCHOOLS. HE HAS TESTIFIED BEFORE THE U.S. CONGRESS AND HAS APPEARED ON VARIOUS TELEVISION AND RADIO SHOWS. MURRAY SERVES AS A REGULAR CONFERENCE KEYNOTE, WAS NAMED ONE OF “20 TO WATCH” BY NSBA, THE “NATIONAL/GLOBAL EDTECH... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Piedmont & Sandhills

11:10am EDT

Featured: Googley Activities and Tools for Primary Student
Technology is a powerful tool for teaching and learning regardless of age. There are many ways that primary students can create, collaborate, explore, and learn with Google tools. In this session we will look at a wide range of activities with Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drawings, and more that are great for engaging younger students in learning with technology.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Keynote Speaker, Control Alt Achieve
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Auditorium

11:10am EDT

Featured: Rapid Prototyping & Reality TV - four learning design challenges based on four reality TV shows
Too often, when teachers consider redesigning their curriculum to take advantage of new technologies, they get stuck digitizing existing practices. In this fast-paced, hands-on, design session, participants will work in teams to blend four different lessons or activities with the express focus of leveraging digital tools for content delivery, instruction, creation, personalization, and feedback. From Chopped to Fixer Upper to The Amazing Race, groups will complete four reality TV inspired design challenges to see who can best embrace a new approach to rethinking teaching and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Writer, Researcher, and Professional Learning Consultant, CoSN & The Learning Accelerator
Dr. Beth Holland is the Digital Equity & Rural Project Director for the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) as well as Partner for Research & Measurement at The Learning Accelerator. She has over 20 years of experience, having taught in K-12 classrooms, served as Director of Academic... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Palmetto

11:10am EDT

Accelerate Reading Proficiency in Grades PK - 5th grade
Lexia Core5 Reading is a technology-based program that accelerates the development of fundamental literacy skills for students of all abilities in grades PK - 5th grade. The program seamlessly adapts with student performance, targets skill gaps as they emerge, and equips teachers with the data and instructional resources they need to personalize instruction for every student.

Speakers
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Kimberly Smith

Kimberley Smith has worked to help teachers find solutions that change student lives for over thirty years. Her focus the last five years has been ensuring all students become confident, successful readers.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 10

11:10am EDT

Blog It, Then Solve It: Blogging in the Math Classroom
Communication and collaboration is important in learning within the classroom. With today's advancements in technology, blogging is becoming a more effective and popular means for students in sharing thoughts and ideas. This presentation will provide you with information, insight, and resources to participate in discussions towards the understanding of math concepts.

Speakers
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Idot Louis

Teacher, Richland District 2
Idot Louis has spent his life living and learning here in Columbia, South Carolina. He is a graduate of Columbia High School and a two time graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in Elementary Education and M.Ed in Education Technology. He has taught for 10 years... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 9

11:10am EDT

Come and Play the Seesaw Way
This presentation is designed with everyone in mind. We will discuss ways to integrate Seesaw and will provide a hands on approach for all learners. The learners will leave with a better understanding of how to integrate Seesaw across all content areas. Please bring a device for hands on participation.

Speakers
avatar for Taneka Bouknight

Taneka Bouknight

First Grade Teacher, JOSEPH KEELS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
My name is Taneka Bouknight and I am a loving mother of two. I graduated from both Morris College and Webster University. I have taught second grade for a year, third grade for half a year, prekindergarten for five years and this is my ninth year in first grade. I am a Seesaw Ambassador... Read More →
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Lisa Daniels

Kindergarten teacher, Richland Two
My name is Lisa Daniels. I am the mother of 3. I have a Master's in Early Childhood Education. I am a kindergarten teacher at Joseph Keels Elementary. I have been teaching for six years. I have taught across the grade levels in different capacities. I have presented at the SCIRA and... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 2

11:10am EDT

It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay: Errors as Opportunities in Math
The teaching was on par, but the learning . . . well, it fell short. But it’s OK! Use student errors and misconceptions as opportunities for learning. The use of student thinking—even erroneous thinking—is critical in high-quality math instruction. Learn how to create a culture to appreciate productive struggle and the meaningful math that comes from the process.

Speakers
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Brad Fountain

Director-Teaching and Learning, Discovery Education
Brad is a passionate educator with over 20 years of educational experience. He began his career teaching in a 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina where he utilized some of the earliest educational internet based web resources. He launched one of the first technology based... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Low Country

11:10am EDT

Kids Love Video. Now What? (Repeat)
(1) KIDS LOVE VIDEO. NOW WHAT?
They love to watch it, they love to create it. Video creation empowers all learners to express ideas with creativity, voice, empathy and authenticity.
No matter the subject or grade level, students learn more deeply when they can make ideas visible, teach back to each other, and surface their personality in their work. Do it with video! Whether it’s a basic screen capture with voice-over to evidence learning, or a full-blown collaborative movie project; use WeVideo to make learning visible, engage all students and create purposeful and authentic results. With WeVideo for Schools you can monitor and facilitate the creative process, encourage collaboration, and put 21st century skills into practice every day.
By the end of this session, participants will understand the powerful impact of student video creation through a variety of real world examples. Participants will leave excited and equipped to integrate WeVideo in their classrooms.

Speakers
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Patrick Bunn

Educational Sales - Eastern Region, WeVideo
As a former high school English teacher, Patrick is dedicated to empowering students to express their ideas with creativity and insight through video creation. Patrick is an energetic and highly-skilled professional recognized for achievements as an expert and leader in the ed tech... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Left Board Room

11:10am EDT

Making Learning Stick Through Story
How can we connect what students are learning to experiences, observations, feelings, or situations significant in their daily lives both inside and outside of school? One surefire way is through story. Based on Lisa Kron's Wired for Story, this session will help teachers create lessons that play on humankind's innate desire for a good story. We will also look at ways to help students create their own stories for learning through Adobe Spark and Book Creator. 


Speakers
avatar for Tami Lenker

Tami Lenker

Technology and Learning Coach, BHS
Former high school English teacher, Tami Lenker, is the technology and learning coach at Blythewood High School.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 5

11:10am EDT

Managing Behavior in a Tech Classroom
With the evolution of technology comes the evolution of learning. The use of technology in the classroom has been trending upward, but how does the increase in technology impact classroom discipline and student behavior? There are many great advantages to integrating technology in the classroom. However, for many teachers, implementing the latest technology is a difficult strategy to navigate and even harder to monitor. This session is aimed towards understanding the impacts of the increased use of technology, strategies to help monitor and track student behavior, and how to manage the practical aspects of technology integration while also managing student behavior.  

Speakers
avatar for Dinah S. Taylor

Dinah S. Taylor

District Behavior Specialist, Richland School District Two
Dinah Taylor is currently a district behavior intervention specialist. She started her career in special education and then obtained a master's degree in Family Therapy to study the systems approach to building and strengthening schools, communities, and families. She has a concentrated... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Pee Dee

11:10am EDT

Mapping Made Easy with Google Sheets
In this hands-on session participants will 1) propose a compelling spatial question; 2) source geographic data from print and online sources; 3) enter data into Google Sheets; and 4) create a set of choropleth and/or symbol-based maps that display data variability spatially. Group discussion will be held to explain patterns discovered and suggest cartographically-correct methods of data representation. South Carolina teachers of Grades 7 and 9 social studies will find this session particularly useful. Participants should bring a laptop and have access to Google Sheets.

Speakers
avatar for Jerry Mitchell

Jerry Mitchell

Research Professor, University of South Carolina
Dr. Jerry T. Mitchell is the Director of the Center of Excellence for Geographic Education and a Research Professor of Geography at the University of South Carolina. His teaching includes courses in geography education, South Carolina, environmental hazards (taught in Costa Rica... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 7

11:10am EDT

Need Some Spice to Vocabulary Instruction? Try Pear Deck Flashcard Factory
Need to add more variety to how you have students work with vocabulary for your content? Pear Deck Flashcard Factory builds on great pedagogical practices like KIM charts and Frayer Models. This digital collaboration creates meaningful and rigorous face-to-face and technology collaboration among your teachers and students. It's use is applicable to any content. Please be sure to have a charged device for this hands-on PD as well as a Google email account (personal or private) to use Pear Deck.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Abernathy

Tyler Abernathy

Technology and Learning Coach, Blythewood Middle School
Firstly, I am fortunate to be married to a wonderful, smoking hot redhead Caroline and we have three delightful children. I love getting to spend time with my family. Professionally, I was a Middle School Social Studies teacher for seven years but now have transitioned to serving... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 4

11:10am EDT

SCETV Resources for the Classroom
Did you know that SCETV offers a wealth of resources for educators: Knowitall.org, SC’s PBSLearningMedia.org, PBS Kids, and our new site, LearningWhy.org? SCETV also offers a large selection of recertification opportunities. Come learn about the variety of resources that SCETV provides for all SC Educators.

Speakers
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Brian Day

Instructional Technology Specialist, ETV
ETV offers workshops to South Carolina schools (public, private, homeschools, colleges and universities): online resources for PreK-12; webtools for teaching, assessing and creativity; 1:1 classroom ideas; and online recertification/graduate courses.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 6
  General Session

11:10am EDT

Solving the Balanced Literacy Puzzle – Bringing it All Together
This workshop is intended to bring the Balanced Literacy components together. It will provide you with context for planning your classroom literacy instruction so that each instructional moment propels your students forward as readers and writers. You will gain knowledge and confidence to flexibly and seamlessly use Reading A-Z and Raz-Kids resources throughout the Balanced Literacy block.
In this session participants will explore resources for each of the Balanced Literacy components: (Read Aloud, Shared Reading, Guided Reading, Independent Reading, Word Study, Writing). Participants will need to bring a device that will allow to access manipulate the site. If they are a Richland 2 K-5 educator, please know your username and password for Reading A-Z.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Romano

Angela Romano

Senior Manager, Professional Learning - South Learning A-Z, Learning A-Z
Angela joined Learning A-Z full time as the Professional Development Manager in 2015 after serving as a Professional Development Specialist for 3 years. She serves the Southern Implementation Team working with many districts in 11 southern states. Angela has guided and coached several... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 3

11:10am EDT

Using DYKNOW to Guide Student Learning
In Richland 2, we use a digital management system called DyKnow. In this session, I will help you understand how to use the program, give ways to implement in any classroom, teach you how to create your own blocking plan and help you learn how to operate all features of the program! Also, as a math teacher, I will show you how I use it to guide students safely on devices instead of control them.

Speakers
avatar for Brandi Byers

Brandi Byers

Mathematics Teacher, Richland 2
I have been a math teacher for 5 years, I am a Google Certified Educator Level 1, and I have presented multiple times on varying topics, at the Midlands Summit as well as at the Upstate Technology Conference in Greenville SC! I have a passion for learning new things and teaching others... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Right Board Room

11:10am EDT

Using Video to Improve Instruction and Personalize Learning
Video is a powerful tool in education from self-reflection, to collaboration and creativity. The solution is video. Participants will be able to experience the entire Swivl solution: capturing video, sharing, editing, providing feedback, and analytics of video content. Join the Swivl revolution! 

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Barron

Carrie Barron

Trainer, PowerUp EDU
-Former 4th Grade Educator -Master Microsoft Trainer


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 1

11:10am EDT

Hey Ma! I Met a Polar Bear Today!
Discover how thousands of kids visited Mars, investigated Ford’s Theatre, participated in Constitution Day and explored the frozen tundra with polar bears via virtual reality and virtual field trips. We'll show you how to leverage free virtual reality and archived virtual field trips to engage students, connect them to other classrooms and supplement curriculum.

Speakers
avatar for Discovery Education

Discovery Education

Mgr, Partner Engagement, Activation, Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources for K–12 classrooms worldwide. We are the home to award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, and the largest professional development community of its kind.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Playground

11:30am EDT

Food Trucks available 11:30 am - 2 pm
Wednesday June 12, 2019 11:30am - 2:00pm EDT
Back of Building

12:20pm EDT

Lunch and Learn TechSHARE Live
Come join Stephanie Jacobs, Kristy Mitchell and Nick LaFave for a fun and fast-paced session that exposes the audience to cutting-edge tools and devices in education technology! Boost your enthusiasm for the possibilities of technology to radically transform education.

Speakers
avatar for Tami Lenker

Tami Lenker

Technology and Learning Coach, BHS
Former high school English teacher, Tami Lenker, is the technology and learning coach at Blythewood High School.
avatar for Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall

Educational Technology Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools
Jennifer Hall has been an educator for more than twenty-two years and currently serves as an Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) for Atlanta Public Schools. As a National Board Certified Teacher, she has seventeen years of middle school classroom experience. Her expertise includes... Read More →
avatar for Nick LaFave

Nick LaFave

Instructional Innovation Coach, Clover School District
Nick LaFave is an Instructional Innovation Coach in Clover, SC. A former Clover School District Teacher of the Year, Nick is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a National Board Certified Teacher, and also works as an education consultant and speaker. Nick’s more than 20 years of classroom... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 12:20pm - 1:20pm EDT
Piedmont & Sandhills

1:30pm EDT

Featured: From Research to Practice, How to Create the Learning Spaces Kids Need
What does research say about learning space redesign? How can educators redesign their spaces even if budgets are limited or nonexistent? What is the purpose of such redesign and what role should student voice play in the process? Redesigning learning spaces is about understanding how design impacts the brain and learning; not about being pretty for Pinterest. Join Future Ready’s Thomas C. Murray, author of ASCD’s Learning Transformed, to discuss, learn, and design innovative learning spaces for today’s modern learners. Come ready to engage, discuss, and design!

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Murray

Thomas Murray

Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools
TOM SERVES AS THE DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION FOR FUTURE READY SCHOOLS. HE HAS TESTIFIED BEFORE THE U.S. CONGRESS AND HAS APPEARED ON VARIOUS TELEVISION AND RADIO SHOWS. MURRAY SERVES AS A REGULAR CONFERENCE KEYNOTE, WAS NAMED ONE OF “20 TO WATCH” BY NSBA, THE “NATIONAL/GLOBAL EDTECH... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Palmetto
  Featured

1:30pm EDT

Featured: Google Tools for Struggling Students (Repeat)
There are many Google tools, apps, extensions, and features available to assist struggling learners or students with special needs. These can include text-to-speech, speech-to-text, readability, reading comprehension, organization, focus, and more. Learn what tools are available and how to access and use these with students.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Keynote Speaker, Control Alt Achieve
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Auditorium

1:30pm EDT

Featured: Wicked Tools for Wicked Problems: Using Improvement Science to Lead Innovation
Transforming schools qualifies as a "wicked problem" - one that cannot be addressed in a traditional fashion - and requires "wicked tools." Using Improvement Science as a road map, come gain a new set of strategies to lead innovation. Participants will leave with concrete ideas, strategies, and tools to continue leading innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Writer, Researcher, and Professional Learning Consultant, CoSN & The Learning Accelerator
Dr. Beth Holland is the Digital Equity & Rural Project Director for the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) as well as Partner for Research & Measurement at The Learning Accelerator. She has over 20 years of experience, having taught in K-12 classrooms, served as Director of Academic... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Low Country

1:30pm EDT

100% Student Engagement w/ Pear Deck
What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring presentations to life with formative assessments and interactive questions. Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing. In this hands-on session we will let you experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. We’ll walk through how easy it is to: 1) Add formative assessment questions right from Google Slides 2) Manage your class and view student answers with the teacher dashboard 3) Capture student responses with our Google Classroom integration and Takeaways By the end of the session, you will walk away as a Pear Deck expert with a Free Pear Deck Premium Account! Plus, with Pear Deck’s add-on for Google Slides, you have access to premade slide templates for critical thinking, exit tickets, bell ringers and more! Bonus: Teaching digital citizenship? You can now access 19 free, ready-to-teach digital citizenship lessons featuring Google’s Be Internet Awesome curriculum, all with the interactive power of Pear Deck.

Speakers
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Robert Yoo

Robert is a passionate Education Technology speaker who has traveled across the country sharing the benefits of formative assessment and student engagement. As Partnership Manager for Pear Deck, Robert shares valuable insights on making the most of 1:1 programs and achieving 100... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 2

1:30pm EDT

Calling EDU Coaches! Let's Create and get Organized with Google!
Participants will learn ways to create coaching tools and organize their daily lives as Instructional or Technology Coaches with GSuiteEDU to get the most out of their days. Examples and templates will be shared from the field. Participants will also have a chance to share their go-to resources and tips with the group and make connections to build their PLN for support after the session.

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Speakers
avatar for Pam Hubler

Pam Hubler

Instructional Coach, Berkeley County School District, Daniel Island School
Pam is an Instructional Coach in Charleston, South Carolina with 22 years in education. She is passionate about professional development, technology integration, literacy, and building a strong culture in schools. As a Google Certified Trainer, Pam supports teachers by providing... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Right Board Room

1:30pm EDT

Deep Dive into Dyknow: How to Maximize Classroom Management in 1:1 Student Device Programs (Repeat)
This session will focus on the features and functionality of the Dyknow platform. Attend this session to understand how monitor student devices, implement blocking plans, and gather knowledge on student activities.

Speakers
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Dyknow

Exhibitor, Dyknow
Dyknow is a classroom management solution that helps teachers defeat student device distraction.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Left Board Room

1:30pm EDT

Differentiating Instruction with Discovery Education’s Digital Resources
Discovery Education helps you engage diverse learners with multimodal digital content for multiple learning styles, degrees of readiness, and interests by offering resources to help vary content, process, product, and learning environment. Explore resources, strategies, and learning opportunities for effectively using Discovery Education to differentiate instruction.

Speakers
avatar for Discovery Education

Discovery Education

Mgr, Partner Engagement, Activation, Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources for K–12 classrooms worldwide. We are the home to award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, and the largest professional development community of its kind.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Pee Dee

1:30pm EDT

Edji: Digitally Transacting with a Text using Inquiry and Collaboration
Teachers, particularly in ELA, have a problem and Edji is a solution. The problem is that students are supposed to transact with a text, but they can’t write in their books, we don’t have enough copy counts, and many of us are pushed to use technology resources in our classroom. But with Edji, students can transact, inquire, and collaborate with a text and each other.  Bring a device to see what Edji can do for you.  

Speakers
avatar for Joy Walker

Joy Walker

ELA Teacher, Richland 2: Kelly Mill Middle School
Although it seems like just yesterday, my career as a middle school ELA teacher started 12 years ago. I have taught both in the traditional brick and mortar school and in a virtual school setting. I am National Board Certified and was teacher of the year at my previous two schools... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 9

1:30pm EDT

Game Up Your Class With Goosechase Edu
Turn your worksheets into a challenging scavenger hunt by using the awesome app called Goosechase Edu. Discover how you can create a game for any subject, any age. Bring a device to download the app Goosechase Edu. Also, bring Chromebook, iPad or laptop to view Goosechase Edu library online.

Speakers
avatar for Abigail Schiferl

Abigail Schiferl

Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Middle school science and math teacher that integrates technology into lessons in her 1:1 classroom. She works in Mauldin Middle School in Greenville, South Carolina. She is Google Certified Level Two, Certified BrainPOP Educator, Flipgrid Ambassador, Quizlet Ambassador, EDpuzzle... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 1

1:30pm EDT

Get Your Slide On
Getting the most out of Google Slides with your students including focusing on using templates for digital note taking, digital story telling, and digital presentation tips and tricks.

Speakers
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Wendy Willingham

Technology & Learning Coach, EL Wright Middle School
I am a loving aunt of three adorable children ranging in age from 11 to 2. I love spending time with them and spoiling them. I come from a family of teachers (my grandmother was my first grade teacher--just fyi she quit after she taught me but I like to think that was due to my classmates... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 3

1:30pm EDT

Gifted Go-To: Making the Most of Mirth, Meaningful Mental Meanderings, & Motivational Mindsets
Gifted students may excel in certain disciplines, but how do we differentiate their learning to address OTHER academic areas as well as their social and emotional needs? What about precocious pupils who haven't been identified as gifted but still need something extra, too? What are the best strategies for meeting the unique needs of talented, high ability, or high potential individuals? How might we mitigate mismatches between their academic needs and the pace and depth of our curriculum? Join us and explore these and other quarrelsome questions in a mirthful medley of cognitive science, research, tools, resources, and pedagogical practices.

Speakers
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Merle Clark

Teacher of Gifted Middle School students, Bulloch County Schools
Human dignity, mutual respect, meaningful relationships, and learning along the way--that’s what I am about. Part warrior, part peacemaker, jester, gadfly, teacher, and Student of Life, I teach middle school gifted students and help them prepare for their own Hero’s Journey.
avatar for Jeff Giddens

Jeff Giddens

Director, Academic Support: STEAM, Bulloch County Schools
I think all of the best things in life begin with kindness. My great passion is sharing this belief with others through meaningful relationships, service, teaching, and learning. Curious? Check out my geo-vitae: https://tinyurl.com/jg4scms19


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 4

1:30pm EDT

Have you Googled me yet? Creating ePortfolios using Google Sites
Are you looking for an exciting way for students to showcase their work? Are you interested in learning how to integrate technology that allows you to measure student learning? Creating electronic portfolios using Google sites may just be the tool you’ve been looking for! Best of all, it is free with the use of a Google account. In this session, you will learn all about ePortfolios, how to create an ePortfolios using Google sites, and ways to incorporate this within your content area to promote deeper learning. Please join us for a fun and informative hour showcasing Google sites!

Speakers
avatar for Yolanda Singleton

Yolanda Singleton

Teacher, Fairfield County School District
Dr. Yolanda Singleton has fifteen years of experience in education, teaching high school business and technology courses. She is currently one of the Department Chairs’ at Fairfield Career & Technology Center in Winnsboro, SC, where she teaches Web Design & Development 1, Image... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 7

1:30pm EDT

Increasing student math performance and confidence using data-driven adaptive Learning technologies
Today’s students are exposed to adaptive technology in all aspects of their lives. This session will provide an overview of how adaptive digital content can personalize learning for all students and differentiate at all levels. Participants will learn how artificial intelligence and adaptive learning works, and will be exposed to how instructors can make data driven decisions, facilitate small group instruction, and informed data conferencing efficiently to meet the needs of all learners.

Speakers
avatar for Dennie Williams

Dennie Williams

Dennie Williams is a Learning Consultant for McGraw-Hill Education, as well as a certified ALEKS Math Trainer / Implementation Specialist. Dennie has been working with South Carolina schools and universities for over seven years to implement and support ALEKS Math.    


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 6

1:30pm EDT

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen-Tech Tools for Administrators & Instructional Leaders
Communication and collaboration minimizes misunderstandings, builds trust, and establishes an effective work environment. Opportunities for reflection give stakeholders a platform to share ideas, express concerns and offer suggestions. This session will explore how online resources like Doodle, ThingLink, and Choice Eliminator are used for communication and collaboration among staff, students, and school communities. Participants will learn basic features, share ideas, and identify the best resource(s) to use for the upcoming school year. A cell phone, tablet, or laptop is required.

Speakers
avatar for P. Sloan Joseph

P. Sloan Joseph

Instructional Technology Coach, Greer Middle School, Greenville County School District
P. Sloan Joseph is an instructional leader with over seventeen years of experience working with grades K4-12th in the areas of school & classroom culture (diversity, inclusion, equity, engagement) and technology. Her career has included being a Business Education teacher, Title I... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 5

1:30pm EDT

Technology Tools for the Science Classroom
In this session, participants will look at various technology tools to help implement the 2014 Science and Engineering practices. Participants should bring a device as they will be experiencing the technology tools through the lens of a student.

Speakers
avatar for Dena Fender

Dena Fender

6-12 Science Specialist, Richland School District 2
I am currently the 6-12 Science Specialist for Richland School District 2. I specialize in integrating the 2014 Science Standards into classes. I began my teaching career in Virginia, graduating from James Madison University. I taught Earth Science and Biology in a rural high school... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 10
  General Session

1:30pm EDT

Roll in to 21st Century Learning with Ozobots
In this session, we will learn how to adapt ozobots to meet the needs for any content and grade level. Come to this interactive session to learn and develop lessons that you can use immediately.

Speakers
avatar for Nic Peterson

Nic Peterson

Teacher, Richland Two
Nic Peterson is a 7th grade science teacher at Kelly Mill Middle School. He is an Innovation Ambassador and has two R2 Innovates projects: Ignite Reality and G.A.M.E. ON-EDU (Giving Advanced Meaningful Education). Nic loves to create professional development that focuses on the 21st... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Playground
  Playground

2:40pm EDT

Featured: Awesome Uses for Google Drawings in your Classroom
Google Drawings is part of the Drive suite of tools but is often overlooked. However it is a fantastic program for student learning and teacher instruction. In this session we will cover the basics of how Drawings works, and then we will look at dozens of practical examples of how it can be used in schools, including graphic organizers, math manipulatives, desktop publishing, interactive digital posters, drag-and-drop poetry, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Keynote Speaker, Control Alt Achieve
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Auditorium

2:40pm EDT

Featured: Project Based Learning (PBL) as a Mindset for Classroom Innovation
Research has shown that when students engage in more intellectually challenging work, they also gain the skills that they need to succeed on more traditional forms of assessment. However, teachers often struggle with the process of “letting go” and empowering students to take ownership of the learning process. Project-Based Learning (PBL) offers one avenue for scaffolding teacher instructional design but it needs to be considered more than just a unit or activity. In this session, we will explore the potential of using PBL as a mindset shift towards student-centered learning and address the driving question: how might we encourage our students to become question askers, problem seekers, and knowledge.

Speakers
avatar for Beth Holland

Beth Holland

Writer, Researcher, and Professional Learning Consultant, CoSN & The Learning Accelerator
Dr. Beth Holland is the Digital Equity & Rural Project Director for the Consortium of School Networking (CoSN) as well as Partner for Research & Measurement at The Learning Accelerator. She has over 20 years of experience, having taught in K-12 classrooms, served as Director of Academic... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Low Country
  Featured

2:40pm EDT

Featured: Tech Tools for Student Engagement and Teacher Effectiveness
Join this hands-on session to explore a myriad of digital tools that will empower you to further engage the students in your classroom. From dynamic open digital content, to tools for formative assessment, to ways to communicate effectively and efficiently and teacher time savers, this session will be learner-centered and collaborative. Various tools will be modeled and participant ideas explored. Bring your devices and come ready to share your favorite digital tools!

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Murray

Thomas Murray

Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools
TOM SERVES AS THE DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION FOR FUTURE READY SCHOOLS. HE HAS TESTIFIED BEFORE THE U.S. CONGRESS AND HAS APPEARED ON VARIOUS TELEVISION AND RADIO SHOWS. MURRAY SERVES AS A REGULAR CONFERENCE KEYNOTE, WAS NAMED ONE OF “20 TO WATCH” BY NSBA, THE “NATIONAL/GLOBAL EDTECH... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Palmetto
  Featured

2:40pm EDT

Amplifying Student Choice and Voice with Hyperdocs
Come join us as we transform students' ownership of their learning with Hyperdocs! During this session you will work through and learn all about Hyperdocs. You can expect to leave with a greater understanding of how to create and plan hyperdoc lessons and activities that AMPLIFY students voices and choices in the classroom.

Speakers
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Janet Herrera-Gantt

Teacher, Greenville County Schools
My name is Janet Herrera-Gantt and I am excited to teach 5th Grade! I grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina and moved to Charleston, South Carolina for my bachelor’s degree in International Business. I continued to live in Charleston after graduation and married my husband, Troy... Read More →
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
My name is Shalonda Blakeney I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with a focus on Reading and Literacy. I love learning as much as I love teaching and hope to pass on my enthusiasm for both during the upcoming school... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Classroom 6

2:40pm EDT

Assessment Doesn’t Have to be a Four-Letter Word (T#$T)
We have long recognized the need to differentiate instruction, yet we still standardize our assessments. Kids deserve better. In this session, we will explore free tools to help with all types of assessment, from diagnostic and formative to summative. Find ways to make your life easier and possibly even make assessment fun. This popular session has been updated for 2019 with an even greater emphasis on student voice and choice.

Speakers
avatar for Nick LaFave

Nick LaFave

Instructional Innovation Coach, Clover School District
Nick LaFave is an Instructional Innovation Coach in Clover, SC. A former Clover School District Teacher of the Year, Nick is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a National Board Certified Teacher, and also works as an education consultant and speaker. Nick’s more than 20 years of classroom... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Right Board Room

2:40pm EDT

Easy Digital Breakouts with Google Sheets
Digital breakouts seem to be getting more and more popular. It's very clear that students are more engaged when they are working to beat the clock and each other. Often times though, the reality is that they take TOO MUCH TIME to create! Well, guess what?!? Problem solved...the Flippity Add-On for Google Sheets came out with a new Scavenger Hunt Feature. It is SO, SO easy and fun to use!
You are definitely going to want to try this! It's a TIME SAVER & your students will LOVE IT!!! We will also look at the interactive timeline feature.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Clutts

Andrea Clutts

Technology and Learning Coach, Richland 2
Andrea Clutts is a proud educator, a lifelong learner, and a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in Richland 2. She taught high school English for 19 years and is currently in her second full year as a Technology and Learning Coach at Spring Valley High School in Columbia, SC. She... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Classroom 1

2:40pm EDT

Go Beyond An Hour of Code
Take blended learning to the next level and bring Computer Science to your classroom using Code.org. Learn how to easily introduce app development, game development, and animation to students.
**RECOMMENDATION - Please sign up for a Code.org account prior to attending https://studio.code.org/users/sign_up **
The session will focus on tips and tricks to expand on the Code.org Hour of Code lessons in a way that fits a blended learning environment, meets State Computer Science requirements, and benefits your students. Great for both tech savvy and non-techie educators to learn to implement Computer Science in the classroom.
**Bring Your Device - a laptop/Chromebook or Internet-enabled device needed if you want to follow along in your Code.org account or see examples of available resources online**

Speakers
avatar for Shambi Broome

Shambi Broome

Founder, Lead Teacher, Webgyrlz Code
Shambi Broome is a web developer and app developer. In 2015 she founded Webgyrlz Code, a computer science training program that focuses on giving girls creative superpowers through technology. Shambi grew up around technology in the 1980s & 1990s. As a student, she was the "quiet... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Classroom 5

2:40pm EDT

Hot Topics with Discovery Education
Discovery Education has developed a variety of powerful and engaging resources designed to support educators in your quest to address the top needs in empowering today’s learners. From resources to fuel a cultural shift with STEM to ways to encourage social/emotional learning, to a wide variety of literacy supports to engaging ideas for addressing the needs of diverse/ELL learners, you’ll leave this session with our favorite resources for supporting these hot topics including instructional strategies, fresh ideas and perspectives, and ways to continue the conversation within the DEN Online Community.

Speakers
avatar for Discovery Education

Discovery Education

Mgr, Partner Engagement, Activation, Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources for K–12 classrooms worldwide. We are the home to award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, and the largest professional development community of its kind.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Pee Dee
  General Session

2:40pm EDT

How Extended Are You? Extending Your Browser and Add-On Capabilities To Enhance The Alternative Classroom.
Bring your Google browser and let us help improve your catalog of Google extensions and add-ons. In an alternative education setting or not, what other possibilities are out there to help you support your instruction? This session will expose teachers to the many Google extensions that help make tests, forms, and other classroom lessons a little easier to assign and deliver. Please bring a device for hands on participation.

Speakers
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Lucrecia Rogers

Teacher Technology Leader and Middle School Teacher, School District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties
Ms. Lucrecia Rogers is a 16 year veteran of education. She is a District 5 of Lexington and Richland Counties Teacher Technology Leader and has taught in alternative education on both the middle and high school levels for the past 12 years. Her background in sports management and... Read More →
HJ

Hetlena Johnson

Alternative Academy for Success
Ms. Hetlena Johnson is a 18 year veteran of education. She has experience in computing technology educational services and instructional design. Her data management skills and field experience for working with various types of data analyzing software lead her to training in educational... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Classroom 4

2:40pm EDT

Practical Teaching Strategies and Digital Learning
This session will provide a wealth of teaching strategies to build engagement, cultural relevance and implementation of digital learning in the middle or high school classroom. The method of delivery will be active, so come ready to participate.

Speakers
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David Coyne

Assistant Principal, Richland Two/Blythewood High
Mr. Coyne has been an Assistant Principal 2001 with extensive experience in freshmen transition, AVID and teacher development. He have led professional development on the school, district and state level with a passion for helping teachers build culturally relevant and engaging classrooms... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Classroom 2

2:40pm EDT

Rocketbook and Google Apps - Bringing Digital Resources and Handwritten Work Together for Personalized Learning
Participants will learn how to integrate a variety of Google Apps with the use of Rocketbook, a reusable smart notebook for capturing handwritten work. Participants will explore how Rocketbook and Google Apps can be used to create interactive electronic notebooks (eINB’s) for organizing work, differentiating instruction, providing feedback, and personalizing learning. Student examples of work captured with Rocketbook, feedback incorporating Rocketbook and Google Apps, and student eINB’s will be shared. Participants will need a tablet or cell phone for accessing the Rocketbook app, as well as a Chromebook for accessing Google Sites and other Google Apps.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Hill

Angela Hill

Science Teacher, Richland Two
Angie Hill is a National Board Certified science teacher in Richland Two. She has over 20 years of experience in the classroom teaching high school chemistry and physics. Angie is also a Level 1 and Level 2 Google Certified educator. She and her family are proud members of the Richland... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Classroom 10

2:40pm EDT

Social Studies Webtools
I'll share my top 10 favorite Social Studies webtools. Maybe more if we have time! Some old, some new and some with a twist on how to integrate them into your lessons. (Different webtools highlighted depending on grade level and/or subject.)

Speakers
BD

Brian Day

Instructional Technology Specialist, ETV
ETV offers workshops to South Carolina schools (public, private, homeschools, colleges and universities): online resources for PreK-12; webtools for teaching, assessing and creativity; 1:1 classroom ideas; and online recertification/graduate courses.


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Classroom 3
  General Session

2:40pm EDT

Tools for Language Learning: For YOU and For Students!
Come join us to learn about a host of helpful online tools to help you and your students. This session focuses on apps, tools and platforms that can help you learn Spanish (or other language!) and that also help your students navigate the challenges of learning English vocabulary and content. We will dive into tried and true online tools for language learning that will benefit you, your students and your classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Nathan O'Neill

Nathan O'Neill

Innovation Program Designer, RSD2
Nathan ONeill currently serves as the ESOL Director of Richland School District Two. He is a nationally board certified instructor who began his career as a biology teacher before moving into the amazing world of English Learners and ESOL. He has 16 years of experience in education... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Classroom 9

2:40pm EDT

WeVideo 2019 Crash Course PLUS! (Repeat)
Extending the basic demo to include some of the features that are the most popular and impactful among students of all ages.
You’ll learn about all the basics (setting up a project, using the editor), but this sessions will also cover…
• Green screen
• Screen recording
• The Star Library (aka Media Essentials)
• Picture in Picture
• Animation
• Motion titles
• Podcasting
• Appsmashing
• Google docs integration
• And more!
With WeVideo for Schools - you’ll empower and embolden your learners to explore and express ideas in creative ways that are personal, inquiry-based, multi-sensory and authentic. Watch your learners make their thinking visible with outputs that are digital, shareable, future-ready and inspiring.

Speakers
PB

Patrick Bunn

Educational Sales - Eastern Region, WeVideo
As a former high school English teacher, Patrick is dedicated to empowering students to express their ideas with creativity and insight through video creation. Patrick is an energetic and highly-skilled professional recognized for achievements as an expert and leader in the ed tech... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Left Board Room

2:40pm EDT

Roll in to 21st Century Learning with BeeBots
Come learn and explore using Bee Bots. You will get ideas for several lessons and resources to help you plan your own. Your students can use Bee Bots to learn, create and use critical thinking to solve problems. Best for ages Pre-K to 3rd grade, but can be used by anyone.


Speakers
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Linda Phipps

Technology and Learning Coach, Catawba Trail Elementary
Linda Phipps is a Technology Learning Coach at Catawba Trail Elementary (Richland District Two), in Columbia, SC. She has a Master’s Degree in Education Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education emphasis) from The University of South... Read More →


Wednesday June 12, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Playground
  Playground
 
Thursday, June 13
 

7:30am EDT

Registration 7:30 am - 12 pm
Thursday June 13, 2019 7:30am - 12:00pm EDT
Registration Area

8:00am EDT

8:30am EDT

Keynote: Creating Purpose for Numeracy and Literacy through STEM
n 2019 teachers and students are hyper focused on the “what” of teaching and learning. What course are you taking? What scores are you achieving? What college will you try to attend? We often impose responsibility upon students at the expense of curiosity and wonder. What is forgotten is the all-important Why? Teachers and students crave purpose for learning content, for numeracy and for literacy. In this session participants will crystallize purpose for their STEM lessons in order to teach and learn with purpose and effectiveness.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Corbin

Robert Corbin

Director-Global STEM Initiatives, Discovery Education
Robert Corbin is a Doctor of Philosophy and National Board Certified Science Teacher serving as Director of Global Initiates for Discovery Education. Robert served as VP of Learning Experiences at the Discovery Place Science Center in Charlotte, NC between 2006 and 2016. He is a North... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am EDT
Piedmont & Sandhills
  Keynote

10:00am EDT

Featured: Google Tools for Art and Music Education
Art and Music are powerful tools for student learning and expression, and technology can provide many ways to enrich and extend this experience. In this session we explore Googley tools for you and your students to create with and learn about art and music. Music tools covered will include Chrome Music Lab, Groove Pizza, Mix Lab, AI Duet, Inside Music, Soundtrap, Flat, Screencastify, and more! Art projects will include Google Sheets to make Mondrian art and pixel art, Google Drawings for self-portraits and mosaics, Google's Arts and Culture site, Curator Table, Art Palette, AutoDraw, Just a Line, and more!

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Keynote Speaker, Control Alt Achieve
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Auditorium
  Featured

10:00am EDT

100% Student Engagement w/ Pear Deck
What if you could engage every student in your class, every day? Pear Deck lets you bring presentations to life with formative assessments and interactive questions. Designed for 1:1 classrooms, Pear Deck takes presentations to the next level, letting you see in real time how each student in your class is doing. In this hands-on session we will let you experience the power of Pear Deck as both a student and a teacher. We’ll walk through how easy it is to: 1) Add formative assessment questions right from Google Slides 2) Manage your class and view student answers with the teacher dashboard 3) Capture student responses with our Google Classroom integration and Takeaways By the end of the session, you will walk away as a Pear Deck expert with a Free Pear Deck Premium Account! Plus, with Pear Deck’s add-on for Google Slides, you have access to premade slide templates for critical thinking, exit tickets, bell ringers and more! Bonus: Teaching digital citizenship? You can now access 19 free, ready-to-teach digital citizenship lessons featuring Google’s Be Internet Awesome curriculum, all with the interactive power of Pear Deck.

Speakers
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Robert Yoo

Robert is a passionate Education Technology speaker who has traveled across the country sharing the benefits of formative assessment and student engagement. As Partnership Manager for Pear Deck, Robert shares valuable insights on making the most of 1:1 programs and achieving 100... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 2

10:00am EDT

Blended Learning in an Elementary Math Classroom
In this session you will learning about how we implement and use the Blended Learning model in our classroom. In order to make your learning time more meaningful, you will actually be learning about this process through a Blended lesson. We have planned our presentation to be a time where you not only learn about what this model is, but also get a chance to start building a plan of your own. Please bring a charged device and a standard to unpack (or unit to plan).

Speakers
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Dana DuPre

Technology and Learning Coach, North Springs Elementary, Richland Two
My name is Dana DuPre and I have been teaching for 11 years. About 4 years ago I discovered a method of teaching called Blended Learning. It was during a professional development offered by my district. It was in that PD that my thoughts of teaching were forever changed. This was... Read More →
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Cheryl Milburn-Jenkins

Rice Creek Elementary
My name is Cheryl Milburn-Jenkins and I teach 3rd grade at Rice Creek Elementary. This is my 16th year of teaching and 4th year of implementing Blended Learning in my classroom. I believe that student engagement is greatly increased when students have various opportunities to learn... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 3
  General Session

10:00am EDT

Connecting the Dots of History
This session will focus on the six historical thinking skills that are present in the 2020 Social Studies College- and Career-Ready Standards. Those six skills are comparison, causation, periodization, continuity and change, contextualization, and evidence. The activities used in this session can be taken back into the classroom for use with students.

Speakers
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Elizabeth King

6-12 Social Studies Content Specialist, Richland School District 2 ​
Elizabeth King is the 6-12 Social Studies Content Specialist in Richland School District 2 where she works with teachers to develop students as thinkers and problem solvers to be prepared for college, career, and citizenship. Prior to joining Richland School District 2, Elizabeth... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 4
  General Session

10:00am EDT

Cultivating Growth with Choice: Rethinking Professional Development
Is your school or district looking for ideas in offering more choice within professional development? If so, come hear how the Instructional Technologists in Anderson District One have offered engaging, interest-based, and needs-based professional development at the school level and district level. Primary, elementary, and secondary examples will be shared. You will leave the session with ready-to-use ideas and resources!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah McKinney

Sarah McKinney

Instructional Technologist, Anderson District One
Sarah McKinney is an Instructional Technologist in Anderson School District One. She serves three elementary schools, one middle, and one high school. She is a Google Certified Trainer and a Seesaw Ambassador. Prior to being an Instructional Technologist, she taught K4 and K5 for... Read More →
avatar for Kristen Gunter

Kristen Gunter

Instructional Technologist, Anderson District One
Kristen is an Instructional Technologist in Anderson District One. She has over 15 years in education. Currently she serves 3 elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. Prior to this position she taught 7th grade science for 10 years. She enjoys sharing her technology... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Mcauliff

Thomas Mcauliff

Instructional Technologist, Anderson School District One
Thomas McAuliff currently serves as an Instructional Technologist for Anderson School District One. Prior to to his current role, he was an elementary level teacher, a SCASCD Emerging Leader, and was a District TOY Top 10 Finalist in Greenville County. He has also earned Google Level... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 6

10:00am EDT

ELA Workshops + Digital Tools= Goosebumps
Reading and Writing workshops have taken on a whole new meaning with digital literacy. The opportunities are endless in providing students choice in sharing their thoughts and voice about their reading and writing. This session will share strategies and tools for teachers to integrate technology into their ELA workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Shalonda Blakeney

Shalonda Blakeney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
My name is Shalonda Blakeney I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with a focus on Reading and Literacy. I love learning as much as I love teaching and hope to pass on my enthusiasm for both during the upcoming school... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 1

10:00am EDT

Evaluating Student Knowledge: Formative Assessments with Discovery Education
Assessment of student understnding does not always have to be a quiz, test or project. Digital resources from Discovery Education can be used in a variety of ways to activate prior knowledge and drive instruction using formative assessment strategies. Join us for the conversation around what this could look like in a media rich, student centered learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Discovery Education

Discovery Education

Mgr, Partner Engagement, Activation, Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital curriculum resources for K–12 classrooms worldwide. We are the home to award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, and the largest professional development community of its kind.


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Low Country

10:00am EDT

Infographics with Google Drawing: What, Why, and How
Stop by and find out what infographics are and how students can use them to show what they are learning. Find out why infographics are an excellent format for student work. Create your own infographic with Google Drawings.

Speakers
avatar for Robin Harriford

Robin Harriford

MYP Coordinator, teacher, Richland 2/Richland Northeast
Thirty years in the classroom as a teacher of English and anything they'd let me teach with that degree, four years as a Digital Resource Coach with a Race to the Top grant, back in the classroom this year. What a wild ride!


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 5

10:00am EDT

Kids Love Video. Now What? (Repeat)
(1) KIDS LOVE VIDEO. NOW WHAT?
They love to watch it, they love to create it. Video creation empowers all learners to express ideas with creativity, voice, empathy and authenticity.
No matter the subject or grade level, students learn more deeply when they can make ideas visible, teach back to each other, and surface their personality in their work. Do it with video! Whether it’s a basic screen capture with voice-over to evidence learning, or a full-blown collaborative movie project; use WeVideo to make learning visible, engage all students and create purposeful and authentic results. With WeVideo for Schools you can monitor and facilitate the creative process, encourage collaboration, and put 21st century skills into practice every day.
By the end of this session, participants will understand the powerful impact of student video creation through a variety of real world examples. Participants will leave excited and equipped to integrate WeVideo in their classrooms.

Speakers
PB

Patrick Bunn

Educational Sales - Eastern Region, WeVideo
As a former high school English teacher, Patrick is dedicated to empowering students to express their ideas with creativity and insight through video creation. Patrick is an energetic and highly-skilled professional recognized for achievements as an expert and leader in the ed tech... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Left Board Room

10:00am EDT

Managing Differentiation Through Screencasting
This presentation will highlight multiple benefits of using screencasting programs such as Screencastify. These benefits include meeting IEP accommodation requirements, differentiating for students in the workshop model, and streamlining classroom management.

Speakers
CS

Caitlyn Spires

Teacher, Richland 2/Jackson Creek Elementary
Miss Spires is a second year third grade teacher at Jackson Creek Elementary. She hold a bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina in Early Childhood Education. She focuses her instruction around culturally relevant teaching, integration of technology in meaningful ways... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 9

10:00am EDT

Math Running Records
Math Running Records can help pinpoint exactly where students are in their understanding of basic math facts. Using math running records is a great way to assess students basic fact fluency. This session will help you learn to utilize this tool.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Waters

Elizabeth Waters

Elementary Math Specialist, Richland School District 2
Elizabeth Waters is currently an Elementary Math Specialist for Richland School District Two. Elizabeth supports teachers with the teaching and learning of elementary math. She began her career in the district as a 5th grade teacher in 2003. As she grew as a professional, her love... Read More →
avatar for Carol Sample

Carol Sample

Elementary Math Specialist, Richland School District 2
Carol Sample currently works with elementary teachers in Richland School District Two in Columbia, S.C. to support effective math instruction and student learning. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina as well as a Master's... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Pee Dee
  General Session

10:00am EDT

One Project: Five Ways
If you are interested in learning different ways students can present projects digitally than this session is for you! In this session you will learn how to introduce a variety of presentation options for students all leading up to creating choice within their project presentations. This session will highlight lesser known digital presentation options (so no PowerPoints or Google Slides here!). Come join me to learn how to use some tools you know differently or learn some new tech tools altogether.

Speakers
avatar for Eve Heaton

Eve Heaton

Instructional Technology Coach, Beaufort County School District
Eve Heaton has been a Title 1 tech coach for the Beaufort County School District for eight years. Prior to joining the tech team she taught science at the elementary and middle school levels. She maintains a popular science notebooking and technology blog (www.sciencenotebooking.blogspot.com... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Right Board Room

10:00am EDT

Tackling the 3 R's in a Digital Classroom With Texthelp Tools
Texthelp, winner of "Google's Tech Partner of the Year" award and now used by MORE THAN 20 MILLION students is featuring amazing tools which will make a major change in the way students interact with digital content across the "3 r's" of education. Suitable for educators emphasizing Personalized Learning and looking to differentiate instruction for guided and independent practice, we'll show how selecting and implementing the right tools in your instruction can help ALL students enhance their overall understanding of material taught in class.

Speakers
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Texthelp Inc.

Exhibitor, Texthelp Inc.
At Texthelp we believe that literacy is every student’s passport to success. We create smart, user-friendly solutions, that provide the personalized support each student needs.


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 10

10:00am EDT

Technology Integration to Reach All Learners with UDL and GSuiteEDU
Participants will get a quick overview of Universal Design for Learning principles that can help teachers provide personalized and differentiated instruction to support all types of learners. Mix this with GSuite for Education and other educational tools, and you have the perfect marriage of pedagogy, strategies and tech tools! This session is full of FREE resources to take back to school, share with coworkers and use immediately.

https://wke.lt/w/s/-3_mD5

Speakers
avatar for Pam Hubler

Pam Hubler

Instructional Coach, Berkeley County School District, Daniel Island School
Pam is an Instructional Coach in Charleston, South Carolina with 22 years in education. She is passionate about professional development, technology integration, literacy, and building a strong culture in schools. As a Google Certified Trainer, Pam supports teachers by providing... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Palmetto

10:00am EDT

That "Aha!" Moment! - Cross-Curricular Connections and Discus
Making cross-curricular connections can be daunting to students. With Discus, you can help students reach that "Aha!" moment where it all clicks. Learn tips for integrating resources into cross-curricular units, school-wide themes, or collaborative teaching initiatives.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Heimburger

Linda Heimburger

Linda Heimburger, SC State Library
Linda Heimburger is the Training and Outreach Coordinator for Electronic Resources at the South Carolina State Library. She provides online/virtual and on-site presentations to schools, public libraries, colleges, and adult education centers for staff development, professional development... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Classroom 7

10:00am EDT

Featured: Meet, Greet and Get Your Hands Dirty with Robert Corbin
Directly following his Keynote presentation, Dr. Robert Corbin will be answering questions of participants as well as taking them through a hands-on activity from Discovery Education's STEM Connect resources. Come join in the conversation and fun with this premier STEM expert!

Speakers
avatar for Robert Corbin

Robert Corbin

Director-Global STEM Initiatives, Discovery Education
Robert Corbin is a Doctor of Philosophy and National Board Certified Science Teacher serving as Director of Global Initiates for Discovery Education. Robert served as VP of Learning Experiences at the Discovery Place Science Center in Charlotte, NC between 2006 and 2016. He is a North... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
Playground
  Playground

11:10am EDT

Featured: Google Tools for Struggling Students (Repeat)
There are many Google tools, apps, extensions, and features available to assist struggling learners or students with special needs. These can include text-to-speech, speech-to-text, readability, reading comprehension, organization, focus, and more. Learn what tools are available and how to access and use these with students.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Keynote Speaker, Control Alt Achieve
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Auditorium

11:10am EDT

Assessment and Collaboration Strategies Using Voicethread
Participants who have access to Voicethread will benefit from this session by learning how to create assessments and collaboration opportunities for their students. Participants will need to have a Voicethread account or be an educator within Richland School District Two.

Speakers
avatar for Nikita Porter

Nikita Porter

Technology and Learning Coach, Richland Two
Nikita Porter is a Technology and Learning Coach at Killian Elementary in Richland School District Two. She has experience teaching grades 4 and 5. Engagement with the use of Technology is a passion for Nikita and she continues to seek ways to further enhance instruction through a... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 7

11:10am EDT

Digital Breakouts: How and Why
Looking for ways to engage students? Love a good mystery? Want to find creative ways to get students thinking and collaborating? Want a way to mix up your professional development? Come explore using Google Forms to create Digital Breakouts. Educators can create digital breakouts to introduce a new unit, to help students engage with difficult material, to review before an assessment, and to do so much more. Come ready to participate in a group breakout. Then learn how to create your own digital breakout so you’re ready to go in the fall.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Aplin

Susan Aplin

Digital Integration Specialist, Dutch Fork High School
Susan Aplin is a Google Certified Trainer who serves as the Digital Integration Specialist at Dutch Fork High School in Lexington Richland Five. In that role she leads the school's instructional technology professional development and training. She also works directly with students... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 10

11:10am EDT

From Times New Roman to Twitter: Social Media Strategies to Promote Your Work & Your Brand
Paper resumes and static websites are no longer the most effective way to showcase your work. Whether you are seeking to promote: yourself as a professional, your work, your class, or your school - social media is the fastest way to positively influence what others know about you and your organization. Learn the power of Twitter and why the new workforce has transformed their paper resumes into "Twesumes" to showcase their professional talents. Join this beginner session to learn Twitter basics and strategies for sharing your work using social media!

Speakers
avatar for Clarissa Bennett

Clarissa Bennett

Assistant Principal, RSD2 Round Top Elementary
I am an Assistant Principal at Round Top Elementary, with 22 years experience in public education: 8 years as an administrator and 14 years as a speech-language pathologist. My areas of specialty include: Response to Interventions, curriculum planning, professional development, grant... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 6

11:10am EDT

Get In the Game: Coaching Teachers through Technology Integration
Professional growth is very personal. Coaching teachers through effective technology integration should be as well. In this session, we will cover how to work individually with teachers to work through challenges, establish goals and develop a plan of action.

Speakers
KC

Kelli Coons

Instructional Technology Coach, Spartanburg 1- Inman Intermediate
Introduction: Kelli Coons is currently in her second year as a Dynamic Learning Project Technology Coaching Fellow. With 12 years in education, Kelli has worked as a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and technology coach. Kelli is passionate about interactive professional development... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 2

11:10am EDT

Make Life Easier with Google Extensions
Google extensions can make living in the "Google World" easier for teachers. I'll share some of my favorites and give you access to a list of others to explore.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Instructional Technology Specialist, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Education... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Right Board Room

11:10am EDT

Math Workshop with a STEAM focus
During this session, we will take a look at the traditional math workshop and incorporate STEAM activities daily. You will walk away with an idea for each grade level on a standard. You will understand how to take your basic math workshop and increase the critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Be sure to bring a computer or tablet!

Speakers
DC

Danielle Chubb

2nd Grade Teacher, Lancaster County School District
As a teacher of 10 years, I have seen many changes and many different ideas used in education. I have taught grades 2-5 as well as serving as a Math Coach. I have taught in North Carolina and South Carolina. In addition to education, I reside in Indian Land, South Carolina with my... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 9

11:10am EDT

More Than Text

Are you ready to move your literacy into the age of digital media? Text is becoming defined as "anything that students can read, write, view, listen to, or explore, including books, photographs, films, articles, music, art, and more." More than ever before, "text" is becoming multimodal in many classrooms across the country as we prepare our students to be literate in all areas of their learning. Embedding media in all content areas and focusing on ELA standards will become a crucial piece for student academic growth. In this session, we will look at the ways you can incorporate videos, podcasts, audio clips, images, etc. using the same reading detective strategies as written text. Participants will leave with immediate ideas and resources for going beyond written text in their own classrooms. Join us to learn how to meaningfully implement media as text in your classroom!

Presentation Link: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1yzDKgAiIVsLUx9btqY10vmCDYyZ9pK6nkL41yoyN110/copy

Speakers
avatar for Becky Goddard

Becky Goddard

Admin, Pine Lake Prep
Becky Goddard has been an educator for more than 20 years. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early Adolescent Mathematics, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, and earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Media. Becky works closely with the North Carolina Digital... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Hall

Jennifer Hall

Educational Technology Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools
Jennifer Hall has been an educator for more than twenty-two years and currently serves as an Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) for Atlanta Public Schools. As a National Board Certified Teacher, she has seventeen years of middle school classroom experience. Her expertise includes... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 1

11:10am EDT

Moving students closer to the content, using VR and AR in the classroom
Come see how ClassVR allows you to move beyond the field trip and actually use VR and AR resources for instructional purposes. With our unique management portal, it keeps the teacher in the intersection between curriculum and technology with the students.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Barron

Carrie Barron

Trainer, PowerUp EDU
-Former 4th Grade Educator -Master Microsoft Trainer


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 4

11:10am EDT

Routines, Discourse, and Access for All
In what ways can you provide access to challenging mathematics learning opportunities for ALL of your students? In this session, participants will engage in discussion structures and instructional routines that illicit student discourse and enrich instruction. Additionally, participants will engage in tasks that increase in complexity that allow all students access to learning. Although this session is geared towards mathematics instruction, the discussion structures and routines can be used in any classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kari Meldrum

Kari Meldrum

Middle Level Mathematics Specialist, Richland School District Two
Kari Meldrum is the Middle Level Mathematics Specialist at Richland School District Two. Kari serves as a support for both teachers and schools in mathematics curriculum and instruction. As a educator with 24 years of experience in math education, she uses her expertise to deepen... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Classroom 5
  General Session

11:10am EDT

Sliding into Digital Flipbook with Google Slides
Challenge your students to create a digital flipbook to match their math word problem, or social studies fact, or a science objective or a section from a book they are reading. The ideas are endless and it encourages students to use their higher level thinking skills to create a flipbook using Google Slides. Bring a Chromebook, iPad or laptop so you can create a digital flipbook.

Speakers
avatar for Abigail Schiferl

Abigail Schiferl

Teacher, Greenville County Schools
Middle school science and math teacher that integrates technology into lessons in her 1:1 classroom. She works in Mauldin Middle School in Greenville, South Carolina. She is Google Certified Level Two, Certified BrainPOP Educator, Flipgrid Ambassador, Quizlet Ambassador, EDpuzzle... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Pee Dee

11:10am EDT

STEM for ALL with Discovery Education
Learn how Discovery Education supports you in creating a STEM learning environment, where powerful critical thinking and exploration practices draw across disciplines to allow students to ask and solve deep real-world questions, collaborate with peers and experts, arrive at meaningful conclusions through inquiry and the exploration of the 4C’s skills tied to STEM careers. Leave with resources to use and share right away!

Speakers

Thursday June 13, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Low Country
  General Session

11:10am EDT

Students & Teachers Energizing Minds (S.T.E.M.) throughout the 4Cs
The 4Cs (Creativity, Communication, Collaboration & Critical Thinking) are soft skills that the majority of today's STEM employees are searching for in applicants along with content proficiency. During this session, you will learn a plethora of Digital/Web 2.0 tools that address the 4C's and tips for effectively using them in your K-12 classrooms! Participants will need a device (i.e. tablet or laptop) to fully engage in session activities.

Speakers
avatar for Krynica Drake

Krynica Drake

Educational Technology Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools
Krynica Drake's current role allows her to connect and interact with students, staff, parents and other stakeholders to infuse technology into daily tasks and routines. She's a second-generation educator currently in her 21st year in education. The schools that she support allow her... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Palmetto

11:10am EDT

Using Technology to Defeat Student Device Distraction (Repeat)
As technology assists in helping teachers build customized lesson plans a better prepares students for growth in a hyperconnected society, it creates its share of distractions in the classroom setting. Attend to understanding of how new technology can be attached to your school’s 1:1 journey to help defeat classroom distractions.

Speakers
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Dyknow

Exhibitor, Dyknow
Dyknow is a classroom management solution that helps teachers defeat student device distraction.


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Left Board Room

11:10am EDT

Featured: Get Your Hands Dirty with Robert Corbin
Dr. Robert Corbin, Discovery Education's STEM expert, will lead you through a typical Discovery Education STEM Connect hands-on experience in our Discovery Education playground.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Corbin

Robert Corbin

Director-Global STEM Initiatives, Discovery Education
Robert Corbin is a Doctor of Philosophy and National Board Certified Science Teacher serving as Director of Global Initiates for Discovery Education. Robert served as VP of Learning Experiences at the Discovery Place Science Center in Charlotte, NC between 2006 and 2016. He is a North... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 11:10am - 12:10pm EDT
Playground
  Playground

11:30am EDT

Food Trucks available 11:30 am - 2 pm
Thursday June 13, 2019 11:30am - 2:00pm EDT
Back of Building

12:20pm EDT

Lunch and Learn EdTech Karaoke
Come join your conference hosts for a fast-paced, interactive lip-sync battle that will provide audience members with tech tools for student engagement and creativity. Audience members will be invited to become a part of the battle as your hosts compete to present the best ed-tech lesson ideas. Following each lesson idea, the loser will entertain the audience in a lip sync song performance.

Thursday June 13, 2019 12:20pm - 1:20pm EDT
Piedmont & Sandhills

1:30pm EDT

Featured: Holy Sheets! Google Sheets Activities for all Subjects
Google Sheets is not just a tool for crunching numbers. It is a powerful tool for learning, inquiry, exploration, and inspiration in any subject area. In this session we will take a look at several practical activities for a wide range of content areas including random writing prompts, flash cards, educational games, student-created learning databases, art and creativity, and of course analyzing data to draw conclusions and make predictions.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Curts

Eric Curts

Keynote Speaker, Control Alt Achieve
Eric has been in education for 27 years, and currently serves as a Technology Integration Specialist for SPARCC in Canton, Ohio where he oversees Google Apps for Education implementation, training, and support, as well as other technology integration initiatives. Eric is an authorized... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Auditorium

1:30pm EDT

Creating Instructional Videos
There are thousands of pre-made instructional videos out there but nothing is more effective than videos created by the teacher. Don’t think you have time for that? Discover some easy ways to create instructional videos with no editing involved using your phone, iPad, Google apps and webtools.

Speakers
avatar for Debbie Jarrett

Debbie Jarrett

Instructional Technology Specialist, SCETV
Debbie Jarrett received a BS in Secondary Education with majors in Biology and English from Auburn University. She taught for thirteen years in public and private schools. Since 2005, she has provided Professional Development on Technology Integration for SCETV and Discovery Education... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Right Board Room

1:30pm EDT

How to make accessible documents for beginners
How to session for making documents accessible in MS Word. Accessible documents allow people with disabilities access to the written word. Resources will be shared.  Participants will need to bring a device that can access Microsoft Products and Adobe Acrobat Pro to participate in the exercises to make documents accessible. 

Speakers
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Tammy Wallace

Program Coordinator, SC Assistive Technology Program
Tammy Wallace is a Program Coordinator at the SC Assistive Technology Program (SCATP) at the USC School of Medicine, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, Center for Disability Resources, Department of Pediatrics. Tammy works with adults and children with... Read More →
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SC Assistive Technology Program

Platinum, SC Assistive Technology Program
Help with access and acquisition of assistive technology so people can learn live and work as independently as possible.


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 4

1:30pm EDT

I Wanna Code With Somebody: Coding, Collaboration, Communication, & Creation in Language Arts
Clock strikes upon the hour, And the class begins to end, Still enough time to figure out, How to chase students’ blues away? Increase students' access to literary fiction and writing standards through coding, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. Strategies, resources, and tools including coding and collaboration using Ozobots, the Applied Digital Skills curriculum, Google CS/Scratch, digital portfolios, oral rehearsal, and reflections were used to increase engagement in the ELA Classroom. Participants will leave with strategies to integrate learning about literature through coding, computational thinking, reflection, and collaboration. Come see these strategies successfully implemented in middle school.

Speakers
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Suzanne Brooks

Digital Learning Coach, White Knoll Middle, Lexington School District One
Suzanne Brooks is a former elementary and gifted program teacher and is currently a digital learning coach in Lexington School District One. She is in her second year as a Dynamic Learning Project coaching fellow. This is a challenge based coaching program sponsored by Google for... Read More →
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Clay Crawford

Lexington 1
Clay Crawford began his teaching career in Summerville, South Carolina in Dorchester School District 2 teaching 7th and 8th grade core and advanced writing for 6 years. He served as the school Quest Writing Coach, and aided district interventionists in creating software to assist... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 10
  General Session

1:30pm EDT

iGen: Today's Tech-Savvy Students
Meet iGen. This mobile-first generation occupies classrooms from kindergarten to twelfth grade and appears to live equally in the digital world as in the real one. In this session, we will investigate the identity, trends, and preferences of the iGeneration as well as discuss the effect technology has had on students. Participants will identify ways in which technology can support student growth and develop strategies for student engagement and academic success.

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Jenny McClintock

Turnitin
My passion is to work with and motivate educators using research-based strategies and methods that incorporate the use of technology. While I believe that technology has the ability to engage students and enhance learning experiences, there is no substitute for amazing teachers! I... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 2

1:30pm EDT

Individualizing Instruction with Ease
Come join former teacher, Felicia Zorn, as she explores how to easily individualize instruction using USATestprep. Learn all about creating formative and summative assessments that provide you with immediate feedback and one-click remediation assignments for your students. She will also demonstrate innovative ways to utilize the site for every classroom whether your school has 1:1 devices or a single projector.

Speakers
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Felicia Zorn

USATestprep
Felicia is a former middle school language arts teacher who came to USATestprep after using the platform for two years in her classroom.  She is the liaison between current teachers and administrators and the company's product development team.  She is passionate about making the... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 7

1:30pm EDT

Is the Tech Worth your Time?
Using current research, educators will be introduced to a method of evaluating technology to determine if benefits of the tech are worth the time it takes to learn and implement it in your classroom. You will leave the class with several applicable tools and a rubric you can start using tomorrow to help you evaluate if the latest tech tool is actually worth your time.

Speakers
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Daniel Graybeal

Tech Director - NEXT High School / Schoology LMS Trainer, NEXT High School
Daniel has worked in both Regular and Special Education for 16 years, including the traditional and the project-based charter classroom settings. Over the last 7 years he has become heavily involved in educational technology, traveling as a trainer for the Schoology LMS as well as... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 9

1:30pm EDT

Let's Get Googley with Discovery Education
Learn tips for using Google Classroom and G-Suite with Discovery Education resources. Explore apps, tools, and extensions that easily integrate with Classroom while gaining ideas to engage your learners.

Speakers
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Jennifer Hall

Educational Technology Specialist, Atlanta Public Schools
Jennifer Hall has been an educator for more than twenty-two years and currently serves as an Educational Technology Specialist (ETS) for Atlanta Public Schools. As a National Board Certified Teacher, she has seventeen years of middle school classroom experience. Her expertise includes... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Low Country

1:30pm EDT

OMG! That's Some "Suite" Collaboration
G-Suite tools like Docs and Slides are designed to allow opportunities for our students to collaborate with one another. In this session, we will explore ways Google Drawings and Google Slides can be used effectively to foster collaboration.

Speakers
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Shalonda Blakeney

Instructional Technology Specialist, Greenville County Schools
My name is Shalonda Blakeney I am a graduate of Columbia College and have also obtained my Masters of Science in Elementary Education with a focus on Reading and Literacy. I love learning as much as I love teaching and hope to pass on my enthusiasm for both during the upcoming school... Read More →
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Janet Herrera-Gantt

Teacher, Greenville County Schools
My name is Janet Herrera-Gantt and I am excited to teach 5th Grade! I grew up in Spartanburg, South Carolina and moved to Charleston, South Carolina for my bachelor’s degree in International Business. I continued to live in Charleston after graduation and married my husband, Troy... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Pee Dee

1:30pm EDT

Podcast PD: Professional Development for Those Who Don't Have Time for PD
It’s hard to find time to fit professional learning into your busy schedule. You’d love to learn more about content literacy, leadership skills, the newest tech tools, and everything else that piques your interest as an educator/administrator. However, family dinner, lesson plans, grading papers, and, perhaps, a little “me time” are already on your schedule for tonight.
How about some PD that fits into YOUR schedule on topics that YOU select and can attend anytime/anywhere, including while commuting or at home in your PJs?
THAT’S Podcast PD - professional learning that is personalized and ready when you are! In this session, you will learn more about educational podcasts and how to find the ones that interest you.
Please bring a mobile device and some earbuds.

Speakers
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Cheryl Hunter

Technology & Learning Coach, Richland Two, Ridge View High School
Cheryl Hunter spent twenty-nine years teaching 4th - 12th grades in the regular, magnet, and gifted and talented classrooms in both a private school and in Richland School District Two. She has been a leader in technology, participating in the R2 Tech Mentor, ITEC, and pilot 1TWO1... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 6

1:30pm EDT

S.L.A.Y. the Day with Digital Learning
Digital devices are intended to enhance learning. But sometimes devices can result in distracted students and disappointed teachers. During this session, participants will identify the elements of a successful digital learning environment (culture, curriculum, and conditions) and the steps for effective implementation. Discussions will also include room layout, behavioral interventions, and free/inexpensive ways to reward students for being responsible digital citizens. A cell phone, tablet, or laptop is required.

Speakers
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P. Sloan Joseph

Instructional Technology Coach, Greer Middle School, Greenville County School District
P. Sloan Joseph is an instructional leader with over seventeen years of experience working with grades K4-12th in the areas of school & classroom culture (diversity, inclusion, equity, engagement) and technology. Her career has included being a Business Education teacher, Title I... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Palmetto

1:30pm EDT

Social Studies and Social Media- Making the Most of 1:1
This hands-on session will offer participants the opportunity to try websites and strategies that enhance Social Studies. These activities will include cross-curricular instruction that incorporates community and self-relevance to instruction. A tablet or laptop is needed for this session. Grades k-8

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Jodi Zeis

Assistant Professor of Education, Francis Marion University
Jodi Zeis has worked in the field of education for over twenty years. In that time she received the opportunity to teach every grade k-12 either in general or special education. In both Virginia and South Carolina she served as a school administrator before pursuing a career in higher... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 3

1:30pm EDT

Teaching Content Curation
Teaching content curation to students helps them seek information and then filter and organize what they have found in a way that shows understanding. It provides a way for students to counter the avalanche of information provided in a simple Google search. Learn how to model searching, filtering, and evaluating sources and learn three tools that will help students curate effectively. An Internet-connected device is desirable, but not required.  

Speakers
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Laura Coulter

Technology and Learning Coach, R2/Westwood High School
Laura Coulter has been a Technology and Learning Coach at Richland 2's Westwood High School for the past 7 years, providing professional development to campus faculty and staff in support of the district's 1:1 initiative. She loves using technology for creation and learning and will... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 1

1:30pm EDT

Using a Smartphone to Collect Digital Data in the Elementary Science Classroom
The best way elementary students can learn science is to do the things that scientists do and one of the things scientists do the most is collect, analyze, and interpret data! Using a Smartphone and the Sci Journal App, your students can transform their science learning into data-driven experiences where students collect and use quantitative data and qualitative observations to construct explanations and develop understandings of scientific phenomena. In this workshop, we will engage in three data collection activities perfect for grades 3, 4, and 5 that model what your elementary students can and should be doing to learn science. Download the free Sci Journal App and bring your Smartphone!

Speakers
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Ed Emmer

K-5 Science Content Specialist, Richland School District Two
Dr. Ed Emmer is the K-5 Science Content Specialist for Richland School District Two. He earned his BS in Geology from the University of Southern Mississippi and his MS in Geology, MAT in Secondary Science Education, and PhD in Teaching and Learning from the University of South Carolina... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Classroom 5
  General Session

1:30pm EDT

WeVideo 2019 Crash Course PLUS! (Repeat)
Extending the basic demo to include some of the features that are the most popular and impactful among students of all ages.
You’ll learn about all the basics (setting up a project, using the editor), but this sessions will also cover…
• Green screen
• Screen recording
• The Star Library (aka Media Essentials)
• Picture in Picture
• Animation
• Motion titles
• Podcasting
• Appsmashing
• Google docs integration
• And more!
With WeVideo for Schools - you’ll empower and embolden your learners to explore and express ideas in creative ways that are personal, inquiry-based, multi-sensory and authentic. Watch your learners make their thinking visible with outputs that are digital, shareable, future-ready and inspiring.

Speakers
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Patrick Bunn

Educational Sales - Eastern Region, WeVideo
As a former high school English teacher, Patrick is dedicated to empowering students to express their ideas with creativity and insight through video creation. Patrick is an energetic and highly-skilled professional recognized for achievements as an expert and leader in the ed tech... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Left Board Room

1:30pm EDT

CANCELED Mission to the Moon: Coding and Engineering Challenge
We are headed to the moon to save the astronauts and the rovers GPS system goes down.  You have landed safely, but you need to get to your crew.  Join us for this engineering and coding challenge to navigate a Sphero Robot and cargo carrier to reach the colony on the moon.

Speakers
avatar for Denise Duke

Denise Duke

Technology Learning Coach, Richland 2
With 27 years in education, Denise Duke has worked tirelessly to increase both students’ and teachers’ knowledge of STEM as a classroom teacher, NASA Lab teacher, and currently as a Technology Learning Coach. Denise is one of Space Center Houston’s Space Educator Expedition... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Playground
  Playground

2:40pm EDT

Brainstorming with Technology
Brainstorming is an important part of writing, designing and creating. In this class you will learn about technology tools which your students can use for brainstorming.

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Linda Phipps

Technology and Learning Coach, Catawba Trail Elementary
Linda Phipps is a Technology Learning Coach at Catawba Trail Elementary (Richland District Two), in Columbia, SC. She has a Master’s Degree in Education Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Education emphasis) from The University of South... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Classroom 1

2:40pm EDT

CANCELED - Get With It with Quizlet!
Incorporate technology into your vocabulary and math fact fluency practice with Quizlet! In this session you will find ways to get your scholars excited about vocabulary and find ways to practice multiplication and math fluency. For this session you will need an electronic device that is connected to the internet.

Thursday June 13, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Canceled

2:40pm EDT

Cognitive Craftsmanship
Want the young people in your classroom to WANT to learn? Want them to show what they know? Want them to be more adept at clearly articulating what they have learned? Want their work to capture attention in a compelling manner while simultaneously conveying complex concepts? Want your learners to make meaningful use of technology and digital resources? This hands-on session explores how to whet students' appetite for enlightenment while helping them create multimedia artifacts of their learning. Join us as we share ideas, tools, resources, and powerful pedagogical practices that give pupils more voice and choice in their learning.

Speakers
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Jeff Giddens

Director, Academic Support: STEAM, Bulloch County Schools
I think all of the best things in life begin with kindness. My great passion is sharing this belief with others through meaningful relationships, service, teaching, and learning. Curious? Check out my geo-vitae: https://tinyurl.com/jg4scms19
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Merle Clark

Teacher of Gifted Middle School students, Bulloch County Schools
Human dignity, mutual respect, meaningful relationships, and learning along the way--that’s what I am about. Part warrior, part peacemaker, jester, gadfly, teacher, and Student of Life, I teach middle school gifted students and help them prepare for their own Hero’s Journey.


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Pee Dee

2:40pm EDT

Deep Dive into Dyknow: How to Maximize Classroom Management in 1:1 Student Device Programs (Repeat)
This session will focus on the features and functionality of the Dyknow platform. Attend this session to understand how monitor student devices, implement blocking plans, and gather knowledge on student activities.

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Dyknow

Exhibitor, Dyknow
Dyknow is a classroom management solution that helps teachers defeat student device distraction.


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Left Board Room

2:40pm EDT

Developmentally Appropriate Technology for the Early Childhood Classroom
In this session, you will learn about and participate in movement, breathing and mindfulness activities from the website, GoNoodle. Already use GoNoodle? Great! Come learn about all the NEW and IMPROVED ways GoNoodle can be used to provide excellent engagement and content instruction in your classroom. We will also share with you FREE developmentally appropriate websites and apps as well as give you tips on how to use technology in your classroom to extend learning. Please bring an iPad, laptop or other electronic device to this session.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Lopez

Jessica Lopez

Teacher, Windsor Elementary
Jessica Lopez is a Pre-K Teacher in Richland Two with the Center for Child Development at Windsor Elementary. This is the 4th year in a row that Jessica has been selected by GoNoodle to be an official Ambassador. Additionally, she is part of the GoNoodle "Event Squad." Jessica holds... Read More →
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Nicole Shannon

Pre-K Teacher, Richland School District 2
Nicole Shannon is a Pre-K Teacher in Richland Two with the Center for Child Development at North Springs Elementary. Nicole holds two degrees from Columbia College (Go, Koalas!): BA in EC Ed & M.Ed. in Technology. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher. This is her 19th Year... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Right Board Room

2:40pm EDT

Digital Breakout Challenges - No Kit? No Locks? No Problem!
Students love BreakoutEDU sessions, but the set-up is often time consuming and many teachers can’t afford the equipment necessary for these activities. In this session, educators will be provided with the resources necessary to plan and create their own digital breakout sessions. With digital breakouts, there’s no lock resetting -- simply create your entire digital breakout through Google Forms. Join us to learn how to create an experience your and your students won’t want to end. Bring your device and come ready to be inspired to try something new with your students.

Speakers
avatar for Nicole LaFave

Nicole LaFave

Teacher, Fort Mill School District
A former District Teacher of the Year from Kershaw County School District, Nicole is currently an English teacher and STEAM Leader in Fort Mill School District. With ten years experience teaching in a 1:1 classroom, Nicole currently works with a class set of Chromebooks and integrates... Read More →
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Nick LaFave

Instructional Innovation Coach, Clover School District
Nick LaFave is an Instructional Innovation Coach in Clover, SC. A former Clover School District Teacher of the Year, Nick is an Apple Distinguished Educator, a National Board Certified Teacher, and also works as an education consultant and speaker. Nick’s more than 20 years of classroom... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Classroom 4

2:40pm EDT

It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay: Errors as Opportunities in Math
The teaching was on par, but the learning . . . well, it fell short. But it’s OK! Use student errors and misconceptions as opportunities for learning. The use of student thinking—even erroneous thinking—is critical in high-quality math instruction. Learn how to create a culture to appreciate productive struggle and the meaningful math that comes from the process.

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Brad Fountain

Director-Teaching and Learning, Discovery Education
Brad is a passionate educator with over 20 years of educational experience. He began his career teaching in a 3-5 multi-age classroom in rural North Carolina where he utilized some of the earliest educational internet based web resources. He launched one of the first technology based... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Low Country

2:40pm EDT

New Google Sites for Student Reflection, Portfolios, and Student-led Conferences
Providing a platform for regular reflection doesn't have to be difficult. New Google Sites is easy enough for children navigate, populate, and share. They can upload Google files, videos, pdfs, images, and more. Then, they can reflect on their work using text or video. We will cover the features and then create and add content to a new site. Finally, we will publish our site for an authentic audience and discuss using the portfolio for student-led conferences.

Speakers
avatar for Eileen Fernandez-Parker

Eileen Fernandez-Parker

President, Cultivating the Learning
Eileen Fernandez-Parker is the president and CEO of Cultivating the Learning, a company created by teachers for teachers to help them innovate in the classroom using technology to increase personalized learning, blended learning, problem-based learning, and authentic learning.  Eileen... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Classroom 7

2:40pm EDT

Peardeck Turns Google Slides into So Much More
Make your Google Slides presentations super powered with Peardeck. Peardeck is a web-based interactive presentation platform. Students can see your presentation live on their Chromebooks or personal electronic devices, and students can respond to teacher embedded prompts through the interface. Peardeck can be used to teach content, conduct formative assessments, and distribute assignments. Best of all, with the Peardeck Add-on, you can instantly turn all of your Google Slides presentations into Peardecks. See the possibilities and build your first Peardeck in less than ten minutes.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Nostrant

Chris Nostrant

Art Teacher, Ridge View High School
Originally from Michigan, Chris Nostrant studied film and visual art at Ithaca College in New York before moving to South Carolina to pursue a Masters in Art Education from the University of South Carolina. He has been an art teacher at Ridge View High School for eleven years. When... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Classroom 5

2:40pm EDT

Teaching Literacy through Coding Across all Disciplines
You will walk away from this session with lessons you can immediately use in your classroom. You will learn how to have students use coding as a tool to HELP YOU teach literacy in your content area(s). We will adapt technology to meet the needs in your content areas, while students build their vocabulary! Find out how students are actively engaged in the learning while they are programing robots to complete tasks. Students will enhance their content literacy while developing their computational thinking skills. Students can interact with the language of coding and learn new literacy in every discipline. Students use a mix of AVID strategies and coding to help comprehend texts through coding a virtual One-Pager in math or social studies. Likewise, students can stretch their literacy in Science by creating quizzes about vocabulary on the human body. In both scenarios, the students create stories and their own study materials through hands-on coding, using new vocabulary, that help support them across disciplines. Students can code and comprehend anything from essential questions and standards to complete projects using Scratch, Microbit and robots/drones.

Speakers
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Nic Peterson

Teacher, Richland Two
Nic Peterson is a 7th grade science teacher at Kelly Mill Middle School. He is an Innovation Ambassador and has two R2 Innovates projects: Ignite Reality and G.A.M.E. ON-EDU (Giving Advanced Meaningful Education). Nic loves to create professional development that focuses on the 21st... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Classroom 3

2:40pm EDT

Using Google to Provide Student Feedback
Do you want to provide feedback to your students that is meaningful and does not just end up being disregarded? Come learn ways to make your feedback actionable using G Suite. Don’t let the feedback be one sided. We will look at ways to turn it into a conversation. The application of Google Classroom, Google Docs, Google Keep, Hangouts and other tools will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Kristen Gunter

Kristen Gunter

Instructional Technologist, Anderson District One
Kristen is an Instructional Technologist in Anderson District One. She has over 15 years in education. Currently she serves 3 elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school. Prior to this position she taught 7th grade science for 10 years. She enjoys sharing her technology... Read More →


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Palmetto

2:40pm EDT

Discovery Education and Green Screen: Perfect Together
Join us in the Discovery Education playground as we explore tools, resources and instructional ideas for green screening across the curriculum!


Thursday June 13, 2019 2:40pm - 3:40pm EDT
Playground
 


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