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Tuesday, July 9
 

8:30am

Create, Engage, Assess, Repeat with Nearpod 215Shalonda Blakeney Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Math 202Ruth Howell Integrating Arts into the Elementary Classroom through Technology 118Melody Powell SCETV Resources for the Classroom 108Brian Day Book Clubs for the Next Generation 206Molly Graves • Morgan Kuykendall Kicking Pails and Lighting Fires- Using Technology to Light Fires of Learning within Students 214Maghan Churchill Technology for Stations 209Chelsey Troutman Easy Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom 222Brittany Willis Let's Nerd Out! Science Specific Tech Tools 205Anna Morrison Creation Apps for the Elementary Classroom 116Ruth Dechant Apps, Software, and Social Media for General Music 110Ben Miller Intentional Technology: Considerations for the 1:1 High School Classroom 212Erica Acker Tips and Tricks for Implementing One-to-One in the Inclusion Classroom 211Linda Johnson Math in the Middle – Working with Middle School Students 107Thom OBrien Using Nearpod in the Upper Elementary Classroom 114Josh Albin • Melinda Berry • Jordyn Lyles More Than Busy Work: Using Google Slides to Engage Students When You Have a Sub 218Angela Quin Bloxels- Create Games that Assess Student Knowledge 219Joyce Camp Creating Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities 216Jennifer Kammer Interactive Google Slides with Pear Deck 221Kimberly King • Logan Wright Sliding into Digital Flipbook with Google Slides 207Abigail Schiferl What'd I Miss? What's New in Google Classroom 203Elizabeth Barwick Going Paper-Less for Admin and ICs 104Joel Perkin Technology Made Simple for Administrators 105Todd Stafford Change Comes From Many Profiles​: Part 2 of 2 117Adam Babcock • Joel Colon Donors Choose Done Right! 230Natalie Richards Hot Topics with Discovery Education 113Patti Duncan S.L.A.Y. the Day-Effectively Managing a Digital Classroom 232P. Sloan Joseph Check out the latest from Promethean! 102Matt Barfield • Ernie Faulkenberry

9:45am

Make Learning Epic: The Power of Story in the Classroom Media CenterTrevor Muir Create, Engage, Assess, Repeat with Nearpod 215Shalonda Blakeney Integrating Arts into the Elementary Classroom through Technology 118Melody Powell SCETV Resources for the Classroom 108Brian Day Using Web 2.0 Tools to Make Quick Videos for and in the Classroom 230Jade Facilitating a Learner-Centered Makerspace 231Patrick Ford • Chad Treado Kicking Pails and Lighting Fires- Using Technology to Light Fires of Learning within Students 214Maghan Churchill Technology for Stations 209Chelsey Troutman You Are Here! Google MyMaps in the Classroom 111Ashley Fort • Jared Johnson Nearpod- One tool, so many possibilities 225Mali Richardson Tech It Up with Classroom Stations 109Erin Darnell • Paige Mitchell Explore, Examine, & Transform through Virtual Expeditions and Interactive Lessons. 224Quinae Jackson Integrating Technology Into High Impact Centers 201Krynica Drake Bitmojis in the Classroom 206Emily Harrison • Eve Heaton Intentional Technology: Considerations for the 1:1 High School Classroom 212Erica Acker Tips and Tricks for Implementing One-to-One in the Inclusion Classroom 211Linda Johnson Make Mad Libs Using Autocrat 223Katie Kerechanin Making Wonder with Cue: Content Integration with Robots 227Cassie Heinz • Jessica Moore Teaching K-8 Computer Science Skills Without a Computer 219Joyce Camp Creating Virtual Professional Learning Opportunities 216Jennifer Kammer Interactive Google Slides with Pear Deck 221Kimberly King • Logan Wright Sliding into Digital Flipbook with Google Slides 207Abigail Schiferl Sparking Empathy Through Global Connections 222Brent White What'd I Miss? What's New in Google Classroom 203Elizabeth Barwick Plug into your school's Power Pair: Media Specialist and Instructional Coach 104Christin Edge • Ashley Paddock Technology Made Simple for Administrators 105Todd Stafford S.L.A.Y. the Day-Effectively Managing a Digital Classroom 232P. Sloan Joseph Sending Out an SOS (Spotlight on Strategies) 113Patti Duncan Substituting eLearning for Inclement Weather: First Year Pilot Reflections 117Adam Babcock • Joel Colon Check out the latest from Promethean! 102Matt Barfield • Ernie Faulkenberry

10:30am

11:00am

Using Technology to Make Your Curriculum Authentic Media CenterTrevor Muir Be Our Guest for Reading Workshop 223Kelley Candler Class DoJo Tools 112Mandy Harrison Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Math 202Ruth Howell Mama Got Bars: An Exploration of Soundtrap 228Carrie Lee Student Voice-Student Choice: Using Green Screen Apps in the Elementary Classroom 216Rachel Kapousidis • Katie Maddox Technology Based Assessments: Getting Away from Paper & Pencil 226Tristan Hunt Tools, Tools and More Tools (Webtools, That Is) 108Brian Day Facilitating a Learner-Centered Makerspace 231Patrick Ford • Chad Treado Managing Collaborative Groups With Technology 117Ken Minton You Are Here! Google MyMaps in the Classroom 111Ashley Fort • Jared Johnson Tech It Up with Classroom Stations 109Erin Darnell • Paige Mitchell Explore, Examine, & Transform through Virtual Expeditions and Interactive Lessons. 224Quinae Jackson Integrating Technology Into High Impact Centers 201Krynica Drake Does this even apply to me?- Secondary ELA Only! 115Jenn Rainey Scoot Over! Moving and Aligning with my Device! 204Vickel Darby The Promethean App Suite 102Matt Barfield • Ernie Faulkenberry Getting "Flippity" with Google Sheets 116Langlee Morrell Breakout EDU for Elementary Teachers 207Liz Barbour Collaborative Lab Reports 114Jill Kelsey DIY Digital Escape Rooms 232Becky Mathews • Sarah Burke White If You Build It, They Will Come: Google Tour Builder in the Classroom 218Kelli Coons PearDeck! Like Nearpod, but Even Better! 220Stefanie Garrett Integrating Technology with Room Transformations/Project-Based Learning 233Rebekah Clyborne Pear Deck Flashcard Factory and Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on 217Jamie Garrett Sketchnoting in the Classroom 206Eve Heaton Sparking Empathy Through Global Connections 222Brent White Virtual Fieldtrips 229Kim Wylie PD In Your PJs? Personalized Professional Development 104Katey Duty When The Answer is Both 105Patti Duncan • Dean Shareski Google Data Studio for Education 215Benjamin Kepner

12:15pm

12:30pm

1:00pm

1:45pm

Epic Project Based Learning Media CenterTrevor Muir "HIDDEN" Features of Your Favorite Tech Tools - Kahoot, Quizlet, Flocabulary, Slides! 118Jessica Rahn Genius Hour: When Exploring Passion Leads to Creativity in the Classroom 215Janet Herrera-Gantt Gimkit, a fun and exciting game to play with your students. 221Lisa Allred Using Technology to Support Written and Spoken Fluency in World Languages 117Adam Babcock • Hilary Boyd • Neyda Mora Book Creator for Chrome 206Eve Heaton Flipgrid: Giving Students Voice 204Jonathan Sierputowski Active Note-Making in One-to-One Classrooms 227Joel Perkin Augment Your Reality in the Classroom! 211Fe Cowan Beyond Reality- Using & Creating Virtual Reality Experiences 111Ashley Fort • Jared Johnson Free WebTech Tools For Next Level Learning 201Krynica Drake The Promethean App Suite 102Matt Barfield • Ernie Faulkenberry A Digital Toolkit: Integrating Web 2.0 Tools 232Krystin McCauley Extra! Extra! They DON'T Read All About It---Using Tech, Not Newsletters, to Highlight Your Amazing Classroom! 203Katie Klipp Breakout EDU for Elementary Teachers 207Liz Barbour If You Build It, They Will Come: Google Tour Builder in the Classroom 218Kelli Coons Make Life Easier with Google Extensions 108Debbie Jarrett Make Mad Libs Using Autocrat 223Katie Kerechanin Coping with Chaos 110Stacy Lawson Integrating Robotics Into Your Curriculum 220Maeghan Browning STEM for All with Discovery Education 113Patti Duncan Being Sensible with Screencastify 114Arlene Enos • Sarah Gregorich Flip Your PD 225Keasha Grant Using Smore for Communication 233Katie Delloso Collaboration and Engagement Strategies with Google Classroom 212Madelyn Shedd Breaking the box with digital breakout games 222Logan Wright Building an Attractive and Effective New Google Site 107Michael Simmons Creating Infographics with Google Drawings 214Laura Griner Virtual Fieldtrips 229Kim Wylie Digital Leadership in the 21st Century 105Anthony Willard Let’s Unpack the GCS Backpack – 2019 Rollout 104Charlotte McDavid Herding Cats: Class Management in a 1 to 1 Classroom 205Joel Colon

3:00pm

Stop Calling Them Soft Skills! Media CenterTrevor Muir Be Our Guest for Reading Workshop 223Kelley Candler Genius Hour: When Exploring Passion Leads to Creativity in the Classroom 215Janet Herrera-Gantt Student Voice-Student Choice: Using Green Screen Apps in the Elementary Classroom 216Rachel Kapousidis • Katie Maddox Tools, Tools and More Tools (Webtools, That Is) 108Brian Day Using Technology to Support Vocabulary and Verb Conjugation in World Languages 117Adam Babcock • Kathy Dillard Book Creator for Chrome 206Eve Heaton Managing Collaborative Groups With Technology 116Ken Minton Active Note-Making in One-to-One Classrooms 227Joel Perkin Beyond Reality- Using & Creating Virtual Reality Experiences 111Ashley Fort • Jared Johnson Book Clubs for the Next Generation 207Molly Graves • Morgan Kuykendall Free WebTech Tools For Next Level Learning 201Krynica Drake A Digital Toolkit: Integrating Web 2.0 Tools 232Krystin McCauley Facilitate On-Demand Engagement with Insert Learning 109Marcus Borders ClassFlow: New and Improved! 102Matt Barfield • Ernie Faulkenberry More Than Busy Work: Using Google Slides to Engage Students When You Have a Sub 218Angela Quin Coping with Chaos 110Stacy Lawson Integrating Robotics Into Your Curriculum 220Maeghan Browning Being Sensible with Screencastify 114Arlene Enos • Sarah Gregorich Flip Your PD 225Keasha Grant PearDeck! Like Nearpod, but Even Better! 231Stefanie Garrett Using Smore for Communication 233Katie Delloso Collaboration and Engagement Strategies with Google Classroom 212Madelyn Shedd Breaking the box with digital breakout games 222Logan Wright Building an Attractive and Effective New Google Site 107Michael Simmons Creating Infographics with Google Drawings 214Laura Griner Pear Deck Flashcard Factory and Pear Deck for Google Slides Add-on 217Jamie Garrett Herding Cats: Class Management in a 1 to 1 Classroom 205Joel Colon Tech-ifying Instructional Strategies 113Patti Duncan
 
Wednesday, July 10
 

8:30am

Make Learning Epic: The Power of Story in the Classroom Media CenterTrevor Muir Add "Spark" to Your Teaching and Assessment with Adobe Spark Video, Post, and Page!! 224Madelyn Shedd Content scavenger hunts with Goose Chase 221Daisha Hennicken • Logan Wright Digital Tools to Encourage Today’s Writer 228Janet Herrera-Gantt NEARPOD - The now and the future 232Deborah Lucas Pear Deck: Active Learning within Google Apps 118Anthony Willard Social Studies Webtools 108Brian Day One Project: Five Ways 206Eve Heaton 100% Student Engagement w/ Pear Deck 205Carrie Burch • Robert Yoo ELA Workshops + Digital Tools=Goosebumps 215Shalonda Blakeney More than a PowerPoint-using Nearpod to engage and increase student accountability 201Bridget Kinsey GoogleMania! 207Carly Hudson • Thomas McAuliff Making History Come Alive 213Nancy Penchev App Smash! 218Jenn Rainey Multimedia Hyperlinked Google Drawings 222Joel Perkin Does Your PDF Spark Joy? Kami Will Get It Done! 109Marcus Borders Maximizing School Technology 107 ClassFlow: New and Improved! 102Matt Barfield • Ernie Faulkenberry Teacher and Student Uses for Using Screencastify 231Lori Vinson Engage with SeeSaw 223Michelle Richardson Inspiring students to code, even if you know nothing about it 111Lelia King Google Calendar for Communication and Organization 217Anne Kelsey-Zibert The Secret World of Google Slides 211Sarah Gregorich Unleash the Magic with Google Drawings 112Abigail Schiferl Level Up!-Tech Tools for Administrators 104P. Sloan Joseph The Flip Side of Professional Development 105Amanda Madden • Chris Ross Creating Accessible Documents 106Michael Simmons Get Your TECH On! How to Boost Student Engagement with Technology! 216Melissa Hester Skype in the Classroom 202Ruth Howell Tech-ifying Instructional Strategies 113Patti Duncan

9:45am

Using Technology to Make Your Curriculum Authentic Media CenterTrevor Muir Add "Spark" to Your Teaching and Assessment with Adobe Spark Video, Post, and Page!! 224Madelyn Shedd Content scavenger hunts with Goose Chase 221Daisha Hennicken • Logan Wright Digital Tools to Encourage Today’s Writer 228Janet Herrera-Gantt Improving Parent Involvement with Online Portfolios 212Lila Balentine NEARPOD - The now and the future 232Deborah Lucas Pear Deck: Active Learning within Google Apps 118Anthony Willard One Project: Five Ways 206Eve Heaton 100% Student Engagement w/ Pear Deck 205Carrie Burch • Robert Yoo ELA Workshops + Digital Tools=Goosebumps 215Shalonda Blakeney "Video Killed the Radio Star"-Exploring Green Screens, Screencastify, and WeVideo 203Anna Doyle Five Presentation Tools to Replace Paper Pencil Tests 213Nancy Penchev Meet Me At the Seesaw--An Idea Sharing "Recess" for Seesaw Lovers 201Katie Klipp GoogleMania! 207Carly Hudson • Thomas McAuliff App Smash! 218Jenn Rainey Multimedia Hyperlinked Google Drawings 222Joel Perkin Does Your PDF Spark Joy? Kami Will Get It Done! 109Marcus Borders ClassFlow: New and Improved! 102Matt Barfield • Ernie Faulkenberry Teacher and Student Uses for Using Screencastify 231Lori Vinson X Marks the Spot: Google Tour Builder & Google Maps 204Amber Garvey • Angie McClung Inspiring students to code, even if you know nothing about it 111Lelia King Using Robotics in the Middle School Mathematics Classroom 227Emily Strickland Digital Breakout Rooms Part A 117Lisa Allred Google Calendar for Communication and Organization 217Anne Kelsey-Zibert The Secret World of Google Slides 211Sarah Gregorich Unleash the Magic with Google Drawings 112Abigail Schiferl Using Virtual Reality Technology to Make Learning Real 214Sarah Evanson-Atkinson Level Up!-Tech Tools for Administrators 104P. Sloan Joseph The Flip Side of Professional Development 105Amanda Madden • Chris Ross Creating Accessible Documents 106Michael Simmons Differentiating Instruction with Discovery Education’s Digital Resources 113Patti Duncan Get Your TECH On! How to Boost Student Engagement with Technology! 216Melissa Hester

11:00am

Beyond The Four Walls With Virtual Reality In The Classroom 219Avis Canty-Duck Capturing Student Voice 218Patricia Ramsey Improving Parent Involvement with Online Portfolios 212Lila Balentine Real Time Feedback and the Cult of Personalized Learning 228Joel Colon Social Studies Webtools 108Brian Day Student Engagement and Assessment with Storyboard That 224Madelyn Shedd Fab, Fun, and Free: Technology Tools You Can Use Today 109Joy Rohrbaugh Google apps, extensions and Add-ons oh my! 110Jennifer Abel Meet Me At the Seesaw--An Idea Sharing "Recess" for Seesaw Lovers 201Katie Klipp Building the Bridge between Literacy and STEM in the Early Childhood Classroom 220Laura Thompson EdPuzzle for the Math (and Science) Classroom 114Meredith Smith Go All Digital, All Paperless with Kami 116Leslie Carmel-Porras Bring Your Slides Alive with Screencastify 223Kristan Alewine Can you speak Gen Z? 225Keasha Grant Maximizing School Technology 107 X Marks the Spot: Google Tour Builder & Google Maps 204Amber Garvey • Angie McClung Girls Building STEAM 213Nancy Penchev Technology for Personalized Learning 229Kem Owens Integrating Technology with Room Transformations/Project-Based Learning 233Rebekah Clyborne Colorful & Creative-Google Drawings for All 112P. Sloan Joseph Digital Breakout Rooms Part B 117Lisa Allred Getting the Most Out of Your Google Classroom! 226Tristan Hunt Google Forms for Beginners 115Langlee Morrell Organizing your Google Drive 217Anne Kelsey-Zibert Using Virtual Reality Technology to Make Learning Real 214Sarah Evanson-Atkinson Using Google to Drive the School 104Edward Anderson When You Are No Longer the Expert: What to do when your teachers are smarter than you. 105Tom Miller Differentiating Instruction with Discovery Education’s Digital Resources 113Patti Duncan Utilizing DonorsChoose.org To Support Your Students! 216Melissa Hester What's the hype with Mystery Skype? 202Ruth Howell The New and Improved ActivInspire 102Matt Barfield • Ernie Faulkenberry

12:15pm

12:30pm

1:00pm

1:45pm

Stop Calling Them Soft Skills! Media CenterTrevor Muir Designing Projects with Adobe Spark 224Anna Morrison Duck, Duck...GOOSECHASE! 110Erica Drew • Hamilton Parks • Shannon Story Gamification Galore! 207Katherine Hudson • Thomas McAuliff Mastering Mastery Connect to Streamline Assessments & Feedback 117Jill Kelsey Teaching a Tiny Tech Team 230Deborah Seyffert Grab Your Digital Passport with Google Tour Builder & Tour Creator 109Marcus Borders The Do's, Don'ts, and the "Wish I Had Tried" in the Process of Using Google Apps to Develop the "Paperless Classroom" 211Fe Cowan Get Your Jam on with Jamboard - Interactive Whiteboard app for any device 205Stewart Lee Make Learning Authentic with Project-Based Learning! 222Ashley Pursley Digitize my Workshop 217Jared Johnson • Carole Wisnewski Teaching with Finesse- Apps and Programs to make you Shine like a Diamond 214Maghan Churchill Building the Bridge between Literacy and STEM in the Early Childhood Classroom 220Laura Thompson EdPuzzle for the Math (and Science) Classroom 114Meredith Smith From Port To Port: Boosting Learning Centers With Technology 209Jamie Lessard Go All Digital, All Paperless with Kami 116Leslie Carmel-Porras Launching Literacy into the 21st Century 216Meghan Greer • Dawn Miller No Kinders Left Behind! 203Julianne Gaillard OMG! That's Some "Suite" Collaboration 215Shalonda Blakeney Pear Deck - Taking Google Slides and "Presentations" to the Next Level! 118Jessica Rahn Engage with SeeSaw 223Michelle Richardson How to Be Okay with Students Running Circles Around You OR Incorporating Computer Science to Increase Student Engagement 212TJ Olenja Creating Instructional Videos 108Debbie Jarrett Going Digital with Interactive Notebooks 229Summer Parsons Maximizing Centers With Seesaw for Elementary 206Emily Harrison • Eve Heaton Get Animated with Google Slides 219Kelli Coons Gimkit Gaming For Student Engagement 221Amber Lewis Hey Ma! I Met a Polar Bear Today! 113Patti Duncan Project Based Learning: Making a Family Connection 213Nancy Penchev Website Accessibility Tips 106Michael Simmons The New and Improved ActivInspire 102Matt Barfield • Ernie Faulkenberry